12:05th Avenue by jcpix (11032)
worldcitizen (6407) 2014-07-08 11:16
Nice view of life on Fifth Avenue. Besides St. Patrick's, I can also see the facade of Saks Fifth Avenue. I know these blocks well; I often walk them when going from Rockefeller Center to the Bryant Park area.
This clock is actually quite special. It's listed on the National Register of Historic places for NYC. All I know about it is that it was made in 1907, and originally stood outside a major bank. You had a good eye to spot it and capture it. :-)
What's Going on in Naples? by macjake (51294)
worldcitizen (6407) 2014-07-08 11:10
This is really cool! I love the blue color of that "space portal", and the pattern on the ceiling around it. I also like that you captured that lone woman, who was also taking a photo of the same spot. The long lines are great, too. All public spaces should be both functional and artistic - it would help us photographers out a lot! :-)
Aescher Wildkirchli by marabu61 (7213)
worldcitizen (6407) 2014-07-06 15:59
Wow! This scenery is amazing. If I were standing in the same spot, I would never want to look away or stop taking photos. :-) I love the green valley, the slice of mountain that you included, and the lovely sky. Of course, the small guest house is also beautiful, and in such an unusual spot. I would definitely take the cable car to get there. :-) Thanks for showing us this breathtaking view.
Americas First iPad - 1776 by jcpix (11032)
worldcitizen (6407) 2014-07-06 11:57
I hope you had a good fourth - it rained like crazy all day here in NYC!! Thankfully, the rain was gone just in time for the fireworks. :-) About your photo, this is a cool close-up of Miss Liberty and her tablet. I like that green color, and the sharpness is excellent. It was a perfect photo for Independence Day.
Lonely Girl by jcpix (11032)
worldcitizen (6407) 2014-07-06 11:52
I like this kind of scene. That one, lonely person looks so small compared to the bridges in the background. The city seems so quiet in this photo - it almost feels like this woman is the only person in NYC at that moment! Nice choice of vertical format, too.
On another note, I was surprised to read that the minor incident with the facade of the Brooklyn Bridge the other day was big worldwide news! It didn't get much coverage here in NYC. Speaking of Pier 17, I was really upset last year when I found out they were tearing down this historic structure, and replacing it with a modern shopping mall. It's totally out of character for the area. I'll have to wait and see what they come up with, but I'm really going to miss the old building. I wish they could have just renovated it, instead of knocking it down. Oh well...
calatrava pattern by tulipan7 (628)
worldcitizen (6407) 2014-07-06 11:44
I really like the use of shadows and space in this photo. The patterns on the ground are great, and they are even stronger because there is only one person walking across the frame(the tiny person sitting down is too small to disturb the scene in my opinion). I also like the bit of architecture that you added. Very nice! :-)
Vatican Staircase from Below by macjake (51294)
worldcitizen (6407) 2014-07-04 11:46
It's me again. :-)
Funny how different this staircase looks depending on the POV. In the previous photo there's a more medieval feeling to it, and it seems darker, but in this photo it's bright and almost has an Art Deco aura. Did you chase all the other people away to get these photos?! I also like the WS photo a lot. If staircases have personalities, then this one must be very proud of all the attention it receives! LOL!! :-)
Vatican Staircase from Above by macjake (51294)
worldcitizen (6407) 2014-07-04 11:40
Hello again Craig,
Ah, the famous staircase. :-) I like seeing it every time. The spirals are mesmerizing, and your execution and presentation are great as always. It's nice that there were some people, but not too many. They add a little spice to the scene, but the staircase is still the star.
On Top of the World! by macjake (51294)
worldcitizen (6407) 2014-07-04 11:33
Hey there Craig,
I'm due to catch up on some of your latest photos, so here comes the first critique. :-) I like the crop and focus in this shot. The people look so tiny on top of that dome, and the orange color is great. With some hills and houses in the background, the scene is really nice. It' s definitely a different view of a familiar subject.
Captain by CLODO (28548)
worldcitizen (6407) 2014-07-03 14:35
Lovely portrait of this proud captain. When I first noticed the thumbnail, I thought he reminds me of the captain from "Titanic"! Hopefully he never has any troubles with his ship. :-) Your presentation is very nice, with the blurred background, and the white frame.