tyro (20012) 2014-12-16 6:24
What an interesting note and a very fine photograph from thirty five years ago!
I had always thought that Turkey was quite a religious place and I wouldn't have thought that people would be so irreverent as to hang their washing out to dry in a cemetery or graveyard! But I suppose when there is nowhere else to dry your wet clothes, a graveyard is as good as anywhere else!
A lovely snapshot of daily life in this little street. It works very well in black and white and the presence of the two boys in the foreground adds human interest and depth to the image. And a very fine quality scan too.
tyro (20012) 2014-12-16 6:08
A fascinating and very informative note and a very fine and striking photograph to illustrate it!
This is a very imposing photograph, the strong light from the side illuminating one face of this pyramid brightly and making it stand out dramatically against the deep indigo sky. And, compared to the sharp and regular lines of the pyramid, the soft curvature of the near archway makes a very fine frame.
A beautiful photograph with wonderful lighting, fine strong colours, perfect exposure, fine composition and exquisite depth of field and sharpness.
tyro (20012) 2014-12-16 6:03
A very interesting and informative note and a gorgeous photograph to illustrate it!
I love the diagonal composition, the water's edge and the fine long balustrade cleverly separating these magnificent buildings from their glorious reflections in the smooth water of the Liffey. Beautiful light, fine colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (20012) 2014-12-16 1:47
Two wonderful photographs, an interesting note and also - how delightful that Rosemary actually went to all the bother of translating that slogan for our benefit!
Both images have the benefit of huge posters displaying some sort of proclamation that Communism is good but yet the images are quite different. Your main picture shows an exhausted (or just fed up) rickshaw driver relaxing or sleeping on his vehicle, obviously unaware (or at least uninterested) of your presence.
But I wonder what the farmers are up to in your workshop photograph, all sitting lined up on their little mini-tractors? The first thing that this reminds me of is farmers these days in Britain on some sort of rally or demonstration, perhaps making some protest about their poor treatment. At the moment, dairy farmers here are protesting that our supermarkets are paying them far too little for their milk - at other times they have protested against rising costs of vehicle fuel. But I rather doubt that such demonstrations would be countenanced in a Communist country twenty years ago.
Again, two excellent scans, very well presented and with an excellent note.
tyro (20012) 2014-12-16 0:30
Ciao cara Lisa,
What a tragic event this was yesterday and one of which I doubt anyone in the civilsed World will not have heard, seen or read. But not a tragic event like an earthquake, tornado, tsunami or other natural phenomenon - but a tragedy brought about by the pure unadulterated evil of a member or members of our human race. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those innocent people who suffered injury or loss of life.
A most appropriate photograph: this fountain could almost be one at a place of remembrance and you have captured it in a perfect composition with lovely soft light and it very appropriately has a lovely mood of peace and tranquillity at this awful time.
Gigidusud (15125) 2014-12-15 12:33
Une autre jolie photo de la Dordogne. Excellent POV sur le village qui s'étale jusqu'au pont. La lumière et les reflets sur l'eau sont magnifiques. J'aime beaucoup.
Bises du Sud où il fait de plus en plus gris!