Carriage Conversations by jcpix (11054)
worldcitizen (6415) 2014-07-13 15:48
This horse looks bored with whatever the conversation is! It's a fun capture, and I like top hats worn by some of the drivers. I don't know if this has made news in other cities, but since we got a new mayor last January there's been a raging debate about whether or not to do with away with these horse-drawn carriages. The mayor actually wants them gone, and might try to pass some legislation to that end, but the owners and many New Yorkers and tourists alike want the horses to stay. We'll have to wait and see what happens. As long as the horses are well cared for and not made to work in extreme conditions, I'd like them to stay. :-)
Standing Room Only by cdmonson (4438)
worldcitizen (6415) 2014-07-13 15:06
I never get tired of this view - even if I see it all the time! :-) This blue hour shot is especially beautiful, with all the lights of the city coming to life. You captured the Chrysler Building (my personal favorite), the Empire State Building, and the new World Trade Center all in the same frame, which is great. I think this photo was worth hanging around for. :-)
A crowded pub by CLODO (28650)
worldcitizen (6415) 2014-07-13 10:33
This photo has a nice moody feeling to it, and it's a combination of several worlds at the same time: the busy pub filled with people, the quiet solitude of the person and child walking on the opposite side, and the reflected world in the water. I like all of them! It's an attractive slice of daily life, with perfect handling of the contrast between light and dark. I like the choice of B/W, too.
The Smiling Church by saxo042 (36722)
worldcitizen (6415) 2014-07-13 10:16
This is just what I needed today. :-) It's a charming waterfront view, and I like all the houses and boats. It's also nice that one small boat with people was passing by at the time. Of course, the star is the smiling church. It would be nice to have more smiles in places like this. That way, whenever we need a smile, it's there for us to enjoy. :-)
Baroque Interior by snunney (78821)
worldcitizen (6415) 2014-07-11 12:52
This interior is stunning. I've seen wonderful artwork in Baroque churches before, but this one goes beyond just the ceilings - every inch is ornate. I especially like the detail on the arches on each side. The gold color is also very nice. This is a functional place, and a masterpiece of art, at the same time.
Cosa vuoi? by carlo62 (26910)
worldcitizen (6415) 2014-07-11 12:48
The giant returns! He doesn't look very happy in this photo; maybe he wants all the people to get away from his feet. :-) The contrast of sizes is great, and the detail on this giant man is so real that it seems he will definitely move at any moment. Nice capture and presentation.
Ephesus scenes - I by mesutilgim (79420)
worldcitizen (6415) 2014-07-11 11:26
Since we don't have any very old structures here in NY, I'm always fascinated by places where people lived so many centuries ago. The columns and arches are beautiful, and it's nice to see some tourists exploring this famous site. It must be great to stand in a place like this, and feel that you are connected to history. I like the lovely, blue sky, and warm sunshine, too.
Caravan on the Sea of Salt by Waylim (24956)
worldcitizen (6415) 2014-07-11 11:21
This minimalist view is wonderful. To me, it looks like the camels have been transported to Antarctica, and are trekking across the ice. It seems like a strange mix of desert animals, and "March of the penguins"! But we do know that this is, in fact, the desert. One where there is no orange sand, only salt. It's beautiful and fascinating.
The long way to the Mausoleum by lousat (71461)
worldcitizen (6415) 2014-07-11 9:34
Great POV with excellent depth! I also like to play with these kinds of compositions, and you found the perfect combination of floor design and architecture to do it with. It does seem like an incredibly long walk, but I'm sure you did it without any trouble. :-) It's also nice that you added a bit of color with the items being sold on the right side of the frame.