daddo (25771) 2015-08-27 16:24
Hi Frank. Modern prisons in which humans live voluntarily. I am sure they can hear the birds sing, bees buzz and feel the gentle breeze and their children will have a close bond with nature. Reminds me of an autobiography I read long ago written by a native American who commented that the white man lives in square boxes, looks at the world through square openings, has square money, knowledge comes from square sheets of paper, etc, whilst their world was circular, the tepee, the following of the seasons, their dance etc. Klaudio.
daddo (25771) 2015-08-27 16:17
Salut Magaly. Triste de lire que ses jours sont comptés. Une maison pleine de caractère avec beaucoup d'histoires à raconter, elle réchauffe ses vieux os au soleil. Peut-être certain couple anglais pourrait l'acheter et la restaurer mais il me semble comme si le projet de logement a été approuvé. Cordialement. Klaudio.
daddo (25771) 2015-08-27 16:07
Zdravo Aleksandar. Prijazna i topla slika. Divno je znati da su prezivjeli rat ti fini ljudi. Fala Alahu moze da sprovede gazda stare dane u miru i dobrom razpolozenju i ako mora da ima kad tad nemirne noci sjecajuci se groznih dana i prikatelja koji su poginuli u tom glupom rartu. Uvati me takva ljutina kad mislim koliko su ljudi poginuli i to iz puske snajpera. Vrlo mi se dopada kako si uhvatio ovu scenu sa lipim svitlom i bojama. Vetrina se otvara? Zbog vrucih dana. Torte su nezasticene od trafike? Pozdrav. Klaudio.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 15:17
I like the repetition of the colorful flags at left. Good sharpness and the old horse-drawn wagon at top left makes an interesting focal point. Magnificent architecture in the building with amazing repetition of the statues surveying the streets. I like the angled pov showing 2 facades. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 15:13
It might not be in Sultanahmet in Turkey, but is equally resplendent and magnificent. I like the ornate geometric decorations. The 2 prayer-goers in the fg at right add scale and good quality for a 1970 image. I was still in grade 9 at high school back then. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 15:07
The long cobblestone path and the stone fences either side of the bridge add superb diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. Good sharpness and the tree and shadow at left provide a nice graphic element. The bg church provides a good secondary focal point. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 15:02
It sort of looks like Norway with that waterfall in the right fg. Good choice of a vertical format to emphasise the height of the 'A' shaped peak at left. Excellent sharpness and the fog adds mood. I like the upward pov. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 14:57
Yet another example of stupidity and ignorance having no limitations, so nicely put by Bulent. I do hope that when all Isis members are dead or crawl back under the rocks they emerged from, this lion will be meticulously rebuilt. It's been done before with Turkish relics from Hattusa. Some originals are at Hattusa museum, with good copies I saw in Berlin, and vice versa (copies at Hattusa, originals in Berlin). They are fools, because the more they destroy the less safe they will be from drone strikes. Anyway, good sharpness and a sad end to the whimsical lion who never harmed anyone! Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 14:32
The best comment I have seen is that one day these madmen will die, but sadly, the damage they have done will last forever. Although that can be turned around. Dresden, Warsaw and Sarajevo are living proof of that. You must be glad to have documented this magnificent Syrian temple in happier times. And it's not as if the temple was an active place of worship. In Islam, it is absolutely forbidden to harm women children and the elderly (such as the 80-year-old plus archeologist) and to respect others places of worship. Goes to show just how religious Isis are when they ignore the Quran. I have read that the only hostage ever to escape commented that he never saw any Isis members ever reading the Quran the whole time he was there. There are just barbarians pure and simple. Good warm cold color contrasts between the honeycomb yellow and blue sky with excellent sharpness. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 14:09
Nice reflections in the highly reflective circular sphere. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. The mirror image of the passers-by with some slight distortion looks like a giant cctv lens! It puts the BIG in big brother is watching! Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 13:33
The zig zag pattern on the witches hat shaped towers is eyecatching. Good sharpness and nice use of the dual fg walls as an aid to framing the bg scene. I like the shallow dof with soft focus on the fg cobblestones and pinpoint sharpness at the back. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 13:28
My train from Barcelona to Madrid passed through this town and for sure it looked to be an interesting and photogenic town. This view confirms my view. Good upward pov and wonderful architecture. Nice fg reflections and amazing repetition of the spires. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 13:25
One from your gallery. I like the competing vertical lines and their repetition between the poplar trees or perhaps cypress trees, not sure now, and the bg highrise buildings. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Punchy light contrasts and the blue, white and green colors go well together. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 13:12
Fantastic warm cold color contrasts between the yellow red sunlit walls of the old castle (or old newcastle!) and the bg blue cyan sky. Good sharpness and a fine upward pov. Punchy light contrasts and good density levels. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 12:18
A good upward pov on the old church with the unusual addition of a clock, which is normally reserved for the belltower. Perhaps space is at a premium in the city centre? Good sharpness and an informative accompanying note. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 12:13
A wonderful capture of the marvellous reflection of the bg building within the shiny bonnet of the blue car. Good sharpness and the warm cold color contrast between the blue car and the reflected reddish yellow architecture is superb. Good sharpness and the reflection extending across the window and roof in the upper part of the car enhances the effect. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 12:09
The tight framing focuses attention on the windmill. Now there's no need for you to go to Holland which is the first thing I thought of when looking at the thumbnail! Good sharpness and the upper 2 blades are roughly framed by the trees echoing the same v shape. More like 'v' within a 'u' cup if that makes sense? Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 11:31
The half-timbered houses are marvellous. Good sharpness and the red windows contrast splendidly against the blue sky and reflected skylight in the windows. The outdoor cafes and al fresco dining areas add life to the street. The seated boy provides scale. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104093) 2015-08-27 11:24
A good upward pov with the bright red color of the lighthouse contrasting strongly against the blue sky to give a superb warm vs cold color contrast. Excellent sharpness and framing. Nice textural details in the fg rocky cliffs. Tfs.