batalay (39277) 2016-10-24 19:24
Sevgili Mesut kardesim,
This is a poignant scene, a genuinely beautiful and eye catching ancient door that has now been destroyed by the insanity sweeping the Middle East. Much worse than even the loss of history is the loss of innocent lives!
I put the door into the group theme Old Doors. I too have no idea about the symbolism — is it Selcuk, Ottoman, Arab...— I wonder.
batalay (39277) 2016-10-24 14:24
It's wonderful to see you back at Trekearth. I hope you will stay. This is a lovely shot of a mirror-like lake in Quebec, creating two photos for the price of one. The blue hues of the water and sky are hypnotic, descending at the bottom to ink blue.
We enjoyed immensely our trip to Brazil (Dec. 19, 2015 to January 9, 2016). We were in Rio on a ship at New Year's Eve, then flew down to the Iguazu Waterfalls. We returned to Rio for a few days at the end, but left our hearts there.
batalay (39277) 2016-10-24 14:18
You chose a very good perspective for this photo, celebrating geometric shapes, in the hemispherical dome juxtaposed with the tall steeple. I'm surprised the edifice was built late in the 19th century and not 500 years earlier.
batalay (39277) 2016-10-23 16:13
Your photos of the Tatra Mountains are very impressive. All display expansive images of valleys and peaks, contrast in light and color and depth-of-field. This one celebrates the constant slope that rises from the valley to the peak.
batalay (39277) 2016-10-22 0:58
What a vantage point. You must have been practicing an aria, when you suddenly pulled out your camera and shot this classic shot. I believe, the oldest opera performed in Italy was around 1594, and not bey one of the most famous Italian Composers, but it is lost to antiquity. That is 143 years before Teatro di San Carlo was built, but this is certainly older than the Scala as you point out. Congratulations on your 100,000 points on TE.
batalay (39277) 2016-10-22 0:51
You've captured the mood of Brooklyn, I believe in a shot from "Under-the-L" ("L" referring to the "elevated" railways. Busy, noisy, colorful, chaotic... some of the descriptive adjectives for the city and especially this Borough.
batalay (39277) 2016-10-21 14:31
Hello Jean Claude,
You've composed the photo very effectively, depicting the scene with excellent depth-of-field. The sand appears to be quite fine, and the massive rocks quite rugged and imposing. Have a good weekend,
batalay (39277) 2016-10-21 14:26
Some of the monolithic stones (e.g. the second especially) remind me of the Tiki Gods carving in the South Pacific, in New Caledonia and Vanuatu, and they are also evocative of Avebury in the UK. It was wise to include the young man on the left for scale. Any idea when they were carved?
mesutilgim (95810) 2016-10-21 11:36
Hello dear Luciano,
Another topclass capture in your gallery.
Very good pov and layout ; a joy for the eyes of the viewers.
Many interesting and usefull notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
batalay (39277) 2016-10-20 16:08
What spectacular Mediterranean light you had to take the photo of the Egg Castle. The little bit of anachronism is introduced by the contrail of a jet plane flying high, but then, maybe it's not an anachronism but a marriage of medieval and modern times.