Angshu (53663) 2014-03-05 21:27
This picture and another from your Damascus shots adorn the cover page of beta TE today...lucky I stumbled into it today.
Fascinating this picture as well the one in WS. Both the pics appear to have been taken sitting down, camera on the ankle, finger on shutter & looking elsewhere...Lovely work for the candidness part...or is it that the lady on the right was suspicious of you?
Angshu (53663) 2014-03-05 21:25
This is a superb piece of artwork...thanks for showing it! The finesse and finery of the portrait is superb. Thanks for introducing me to the art of Christian Guémy as C215 is actually namedd (found googling...thanks to your post)
Angshu (53663) 2014-03-05 21:20
In Oxford, these boats are called Punts & the activity as 'Punting'. Its pretty popular and favourite Oxford past time for visitors, residents and students alike...not cheap at 20 Pounds per person for an hour...but a nice way to explore the channels. Nice picture which actually epitomizes Oxford to some extent :-)
Angshu (53663) 2014-03-05 2:18
A nice DL picture from quite a while ago...I doubt whether the place has changed even now. The mosque is quite similar to the ones in India...the exteriors have worn away & the dome freshly painted standing out strongly. Good picture with fine details!
Angshu (53663) 2014-03-05 2:12
There are only 4 pictures posted from this place & all 4 are from you :-)
I revisited the 2005 picture to understand what this place is all about. You got better light here, a wider POV and a better camera (?)...Like it...quite interesting!
Angshu (53663) 2014-03-05 2:06
This image does not surprise me at all & in fact can be taken in any country...homelessness & poverty is there in all countries, however developed they may be...its only the question of how much deep it is.
In India, the root of many problem is the population & as long this continues its growing trend, the problems will keep on increasing so will the gap between haves and have nots.
What I am really surprised is when you mention that locals shouted at you while taking the shot! Actually this is the first time I am hearing such a thing since, as I said before such a 'picture of contrast' is an everyday scenario in India as is the fact of tourists taking such pictures (for what I wonder, but...)
Nice work with the DL...the Indian way of it
Angshu (53663) 2014-03-04 22:54
This is a cracking shot of madeline church, & what's more -handheld! Congratulations!
Fantastic against the blue hour sky, the play of artficial lights playing beautiful on the columns..
Angshu (53663) 2014-03-04 22:50
As I said before, your city has so much to offer that even one lifetime may not be enough to cover the beauty she has to offer with her landmarks.
This is a nice & unusual (for me) place with the gayte turned museum with the zebra crossing leading us into the picture
Angshu (53663) 2014-03-04 22:47
I would like this in B&W & not blue are dan dikta crop korle amar money hoi aro halo hoto...the interaction between the lady & Ma would be the key attraction for the picture...Shundor chhobi...Good work!
Angs(human) da :-)
Angshu (53663) 2014-03-04 22:45
When I saw this picture without seeing the country, I thought you had come to India (without telling & meeting me ;-))
Its surprising when you mention the temples to be of Brahman...actually its Brahma & not Brahman...Brahma is the Creator as per Hindu mythology
Also its interesting because in India, which is the main country & birthplace of Hinduism, we have only very few temples of Brahma & much more of the other two entities of the Trinity...Vihnu & Shiva
Nice picture here showing the rituals
Cheers & Have a nice day!
Angshu (53663) 2014-03-04 22:33
The buildings are beautiful! The name Riga always brings to me first memories of the infamus camps during WWII
As I see from the building on the right, it underwent fine renovation in 1999. The subtle light is good painting the picture in pastel hues
Angshu (53663) 2014-03-04 22:28
Your pictures show us that for an artist (its you here), beauty can be seen everywhere if you know how to show it...
The proof is here...its marvellous how you composed with majority in shades of white and grey with only some patches of colour...yet so beautiful!
Angshu (53663) 2014-03-04 22:25
I remember seeing this building in Serge's picture
Wonderful composition having the two beautiful architectural styles in the frame
Angshu (53663) 2014-03-04 4:38
Bonjour dear Philippe
Since you took this shot in the shade, we have the look of a monochrome. The details of the cathedral in the far end is beautiful, with the perspective created by the walls