batalay (36719) 2015-07-30 6:02
I like very much the composition here, with the thorny plant and its red flowers in the foreground and goldfish in the pond in the background. A line in your Intro Page, "It is a wonder and a privilege to have the gift of sight," would be especially poignant, if you were to insert the word "color" before "sight." Imagine how the red-green color blind individual would see this image.
batalay (36719) 2015-07-30 5:49
Your gorgeous photograph shows the detailed and intricate mathematical mosaics created by Islamic artists. I used to think that the Shia were allowed to depict human and animal figures, and the Sunni only decorate with calligraphy, mathematical mosaics and flora (including the ubiquitous tulip), but there is a great deal of crossover. In graph theory, a major area of modern mathematics, one studies mathematical mosaics. It is remarkable that Islamic artist intuitively arrived at many of the patterns described as mathematical mosaics.
Warm regards, Klaudio,
batalay (36719) 2015-07-30 5:19
Of course you are in the middle of your winter, and the two individuals are dressed for the season. The fog enveloping the background creates an atmosphere of mystery for this black train with red trim. It's a beautiful photo. Many years ago I met two ladies on a cruise to Alaska, one of them was Miss Wine Festival from Caxias do Sul. Is that nearby, and is this a particular wine center in Brazil?
batalay (36719) 2015-07-30 4:47
The depth of field is astounding in this image, especially under that unusual sky. And thank you for the informative note. I had no idea how the harvest was carried out when the straw is intended for thatched roofs.
batalay (36719) 2015-07-29 15:30
Again, I'm delighted to see that you took the photo under a cloudy sky, eliminating stark contrasts in light and shade. The color and detail of the stone comes through so much better. Your note is much appreciated.
batalay (36719) 2015-07-29 10:48
What a spectacular scene. The small boats in the foreground help to anchor the scene. Of course the real focal point is the triptych created by the three arches. They are three complementary scenes outlined in oval frames.
batalay (36719) 2015-07-29 7:42
Depicted from your symmetrically chosen vantage point, what a spectacular view "the owl" enjoys each day, but especially on this occasion when the atmosphere is clear, the sunlight so brilliant, and the clouds so distressed...
batalay (36719) 2015-07-29 7:26
The classic car is beautifully photographed, from the best vantage point showing the front and one side. As a young artist I had a passion for drawing and designing automobiles, and this, I thought was the best possible angle. I am surprised the roadster is not from the 30s but, I imagine it was completely custom built!?!
mesutilgim (88484) 2015-07-29 1:18
Hello Klaudio, my neighbour today !
On thumbnail I was thinking it's from Japan but was not.
Anyhow, very nice capture, a joy for the eyes of the viewers. Nice framing.
TFS and best regards from boiling İstanbul :-)
batalay (36719) 2015-07-28 20:42
A most engaging note and a spectacular photograph. I want to experience Lofoten after you and Malgorzata both posted photos from this area of rugged rocks, the fishing village that looks like a miniature village, and that Norwegian red. I don't know what they call that characteristic red, but they seem to have carried it to Norwegian settlements in the New World.
Warm regards and thanks for sharing this exquisite photo with us.