batalay (36493) 2015-07-04 10:57
This is fabulous! It's an interior I haven't seen in years. and better than I remember. When I was at Oxford, I remember visiting the Roman Baths with friends from the United States. The guide was the Director of the Roman Baths, and just as he was showing us the lead plumbing originally left there by the Romans, he mentioned that it was not known how the water was heated. I noticed there were flies walking around, unable to fly. I took him aside, and mentioned to him that sometimes where there is lead, there is also the possibility of uranium (uranium decays into lead). "This could be a natural nuclear reactor," I said. He turned red, and admitted they did know how the water was heated. There was nuclear radiation, although quite low level.
Wearing my artist's hat, rather than a physicist's, I made a sketch of the square in front of Bath Abbey. If you get a chance, take a look at the third photo down in the left column, Bath Abbey.
Warm regards, Maria, a very beautiful photo. Have a good Sunday,
batalay (36493) 2015-07-04 10:19
Indeed, the mission of Trekearth is "...to learn about the world through photography," and you've done a very good job here. I must confess I have not posted photos of interiors of Japanese homes and shops, and I must rectify that omission also. This is a lovely shot, showing a room in the foreground, and allowing a view of the other rooms and a staircase in the background. Of course, the floor covering is comprised of mats with different textures. I remember a Toshiba Receiver I had purchased three decades ago. In the instructions, translated from the Japanese to English, it said clearly, "Take care not to drop on mat."
batalay (36493) 2015-07-04 10:10
You've chosen the perfect spot to show the narrow entry way into the harbor, with the two massive cylindrical towers serving as the gateway. The light is ideal, allowing you to capture colors in high fidelity, as well as the depth of field allowing the foreground and the background to appear sharp. The clouds highlighting the blue sky provide the drama of "a floating French flag."
batalay (36493) 2015-07-04 8:35
The unusual composition is effective, revealing the structure of the London Eye. Indeed, the edifice resembles the wheel of a racing bike. I like the perspective you've chosen to shoot this photo.
PaulVDV (24015) 2015-07-04 8:02
Een aantrekkelijke compositie in horizontale lagen.
Prachtig met de lange rij gele bloemen die dicht tegen de oever ook nog een weerspiegeling krijgen.
Ik veronderstel dat jullie fietstocht gisteren wat de temperatuur betreft al best vergelijkbaar was met de fietstocht in Cuba.
Vele groeten, Paul
PaulVDV (24015) 2015-07-04 7:55
Beautiful how the water ranges from transparent between the rocks on the foreground to a wonderful blue near the coast at the other side.
In the past you've presented us more pictures of this island and it always looks like a place of extraordinarily natural beauty.
Again here a wonderful shot, perfectly sharp, well composed and with very attractive colours.
Best regards, Paul
batalay (36493) 2015-07-04 7:12
This remarkable photo you posted from two weeks ago, it may be a slice of daily life shot, but the unusually good and simple composition, the surpassing brilliance of the colors and sharpness makes it a genuinely eye catching image. I did some minor manipulation on the photo, but could not submit it as a workshop. (I removed the distracting bag in the foreground).
PaulVDV (24015) 2015-07-04 1:47
Indeed, the one in Prague is much more famous. To be honest this is the first time that I hear of this astronomical clock.
Interesting turn of the history whereby the apostles and kings have been been replaced by workers, farmers, scientists, athletes, ... Interesting afterwards but probably not a part of the history that people there remember with nostalgia.
You captured here a colourful and very lively scene and you obviously have some enthusiastic fans in the lower right corner.
Best regards, Paul
PaulVDV (24015) 2015-07-04 1:31
A very refreshing picture! This week we're also 'enjoying' very high temperatures in Belgium.
The picture shows well the fun that the kids have pushing together under the thick and long water jet.
Nice reflected colours on the wet pavement.
Best regards, Paul
batalay (36493) 2015-07-03 20:10
Hello dear Constantino,
This 3-mast sailing ship, "the barque," is especially beautiful in that it is a reconstructed version of a historical boat. Without the power boat speeding by, this could have been a painting from the 19th century. Lovely composition and exposure.
batalay (36493) 2015-07-03 19:57
I have been watching the FIFA Women's World Cup, and I've known about the hellish temperature. Especially on artificial turf the temperatures were around 130° F (54° C) and the player rubber cleats were melting. I think this photo would have been most inviting for the players. Very nice photo, kids being kids, cavorting in the cool water of a fountain.