batalay (33441) 2013-12-13 6:06
Ah, the warm days of September in Northern Italy. Your note complements your excellent photo. Bologna, I believe, is also the site of the oldest university in Europe, behind the pair the older universities in Fez and Cairo.
I wish you a Happy Holiday Season from a very cold Washington, DC.
batalay (33441) 2013-12-13 6:02
Your photos and notes are both spectacular, causing me to salivate over our prospective visit to Easter Islands. We are actually doing Cruise #4201 of tye Crystal Symphony from Valparaiso to Papeete, Tahiti. I will email you separately about your trip.
rigoletto (32796) 2013-12-13 5:11
hi gojo. i am always happy to see that my favourite TE members are not my favourites in vain. there is always something stunning to find, and there we are again. good use of TE huge size. yes, i needed to scroll down but it is ok :) now you made me jealous and searching for cheap flight tickets to UAE. i could do some babbling about symmetry and a slight overexposure, but you already know these, so i keep mute.
rigoletto (32796) 2013-12-13 4:04
hello klaude. i suppose, eating less is one of the key points of living longer. were it not for their famous hardworking, the avarage japanese would probably live more than 100 years. beautiful zen work again, this time the dominant black supports the simplicity a lot.
rigoletto (32796) 2013-12-13 3:55
salut claude. it is interesting to see people passing through this arch, while there is also plenty of place to walk around. but i would do the same, because the thing is simple yet inviting, and i would walk through it just to walk through it :) excellent exposure control, and it is a reverse for the "light at the end of tunnel" genre: it is "light inside the tunnel".
rigoletto (32796) 2013-12-13 3:50
hi andre. isn't this the library depicted in "the day after tomorrow" where they saw a ship floating amongst highrises? beautiful arched window, a natural frame. and the whole street view outside adds lots of interest too.
rigoletto (32796) 2013-12-13 3:46
hi jayz. suuuuure yes, i would also enjoy a night walk in paris, provided that i'd stumble upon lucky friday bar double girls in a single shot. having said single shot, i am single and i can shoot, but no need to advertise it to the whole world :) good that you didn't go monochromic artistry, the neons and lamps do the artwork for you. nicely stolen moment and a good one for the paris/barcelona competition between you and kris.
rigoletto (32796) 2013-12-13 3:01
hello bev. how nice that you made me sing the song :) a beautiful end of september photo, looks rather cold and refreshing. i like your composition with the long pier replacing the horizon line, and the bicycle racer is on the perfect spot to complete your composition. brown & blue always make a nice couple in photos.
rigoletto (32796) 2013-12-13 2:50
hi craig, welcome back after a quick trip. must be like a dream. nice capture of the old street and old car, only the guys look new. good interaction with a wide angle. i cannot see the half figure on the right. i wonder what malgo sees.
batalay (33441) 2013-12-12 18:35
Christmas really is a magical time in New York city. I like the composition here with the passerby on her cell phone, and the colossal Christmas tree lights lying on the ground, ready to be strung up.
Warm regards, Brenda,
rigoletto (32796) 2013-12-12 15:07
iyi geceler ahmet bey. yine kısa ve imalı bir not ama bu sefer cibuti'den değil :) o soğukta tripod mu kurdunuz yoksa? fotoğraf sevgisi bu olsa gerek. ben de dŘn gece 4'te lapa lapa yağarken kalktım yataktan, aštım pencereyi, šektim bir şeyler ama titremekten bulanık tabii :)
rigoletto (32796) 2013-12-12 15:03
your latest trials are so many. you jump from genre to genre, subject to subject, and i feel you try to find something in the end (?). one thing is certain that you do your photos (and pp work) with talent, originality and style. none or your efforts go in vain.
rigoletto (32796) 2013-12-12 14:30
ciao luciano. is that all? i was expecting at least ten fašades from prague! look at this beauty, it is made for being photographed. and i can only guess the wonderful feeling of strolling those magic streets full of these beauties...