macjake (52888) 2014-09-16 10:49
such fine architectural delights!
lots of small finer details that catch my eye.
i have to wonder though, why do all the windows have bars on them? is it not safe here? alot of vandalism here?
at least the bared window on the left has some decorative motif to it to make it more attractive.
love the arch and the wooden doors.
great scene in warm light
macjake (52888) 2014-09-16 10:46
another interesting place to examine from Israel.
Can easily say i've never seen or heard of this place before.
looking at it now, i wonder is it a popular beach? there does seem to be some beachy sand over there near the fort.
and there are plenty of cars parked around, so are people walking along the beach front?
its amazing to think that fort was built so many hundreds of years ago, and pieces of it are still standing.
lots to examine and investigate with this one.
macjake (52888) 2014-09-16 10:42
too bad the leaves are in the fg, but I can still see past and through them, so thats ok.
this abandoned building doesn't seem to have a way inside!
thats a shame :)
and it looks like the weeds and trees have totally taken over, which of course is why we see them in the fg.
fun shot, really like it. and you have some very warm bright light too.
macjake (52888) 2014-09-16 10:40
I enjoy all of your boat/marina photos - in fact i think you have the best collection of boats on TE!!!
its funny to see that every boat is white except for 1 blue and 1 yellow :)
having the boats spread out like this gives a great sense of depth to the scene.
lovely exposure and compo as always.
macjake (52888) 2014-09-16 10:38
WOW! Too bad I missed this one on my trip to Poland!
what an excellent view point you have for this Cathedral.
and its awesome to have the water and landscape in the bg too.
perfect shot from high up, I'd be proud to have this in my gallery as well.
macjake (52888) 2014-09-16 10:35
Gold anyone? Gold?
wow thats alot of yellow Gold!
Personally i'm not a fan of such overt loud statements like this, but its just a personal choice I suppose.
as for the photo itself, it works well because the skyline has that overcast Blue/Grey color which gives the perfect contrasting bg.
interesting cut and crop, something different that worked out well.
macjake (52888) 2014-09-16 10:32
haha, another fine photo from Norway.
I love how the sky looks so grey and bleak, but yet the little town below still has lots of illumination.
the homes are placed in a zig zag type of configuration which is kinda nice too, not being uniform or placed all in a straight line.
and you even have a small little lighthouse perched up in the bg :)
I bet you had an awesome time in Norway.
macjake (52888) 2014-09-16 10:30
this place looks quite similar to Burano in Venice.
I guess you said it best in your note, "unique charm"
I actually enjoy the brown window near the top the most, as the windows look so black.
effective crop and cut
macjake (52888) 2014-09-16 10:26
good idea to get down low to near water level, i think it makes the water look that much more powerful. In fact it looks like there's a wave coming at you. I get the feeling the water is quite deep!
The Rogers Dome, or Sky Dome you see on the left, the white building has become a Toronto Eye-Sore.
When "sky dome" was built in the early-mid 1990's it was heralded as an architectural dream!
Now, many years later the same building is hated by everyone. It may be only 20-25 years old, but its more like 50-60 years old in real-time when compared to similar other sports arena's in North America.
When it was built, INDOOR Sports stadiums were common. But that all changed about 10 years ago. Now Football and Baseball are played in Open-Air Stadiums, so this one in Toronto is disliked by players and fans and media.
Oh how times change so quickly!
great shot overlooking Toronto, really enjoyed viewing it.
macjake (52888) 2014-09-16 10:21
I've said it hundreds of times, i love clouds!
this is an awesome cloud landscape shot.
If you take away these clouds it just doesn't have the same POP.
I like the little bit of yellow light off into the distance too. fun shot!
annjackman (18143) 2014-09-16 10:19
900 TE posts is very impressive! This captures a lovely evening mood in the great city of Chicago. The lights in the buildings make a lovely light show against the colours in the sky and water. Well done for taking this with the bridge raised forming a very good silhouette in the FG.
Keep posting Craig!
Best wishes, Ann
macjake (52888) 2014-09-16 10:17
yup, its easy to see why you wanted to post this one as soon as you got it, I get that way too sometimes.
Its funny how TE is always on the brain!
looks like the Russian language needs to add a few vowels eh?
My god how to you read and pronounce that sign? lol
Ok, I'm going to take a little bit of a different spin on this scene - just to play devils advocate.
don't you think the girls smile is a bit creepy, or is it just me - probably just me. Yes, i know its cute, but there's just something "Chuckie" looking about it lol
you know...the horror movie
I get the feeling the girl is planning something sinister!
all in some psychotic state of planing.
Ok, i need to take some happy-pills today. I'm probably seeing this one all wrong! Oh well, just wanted to take a different spin on this cute little girl.
love the blue paint - sort of the old Houston Oilers blue, which of course is why i'm a Titans fan!
See how i included some football into this scene! lol
awesome capture bud
macjake (52888) 2014-09-16 10:10
this was a wonderful gift to receive, now I want one too!
one of the prettiest clock towers i've ever seen to be honest.
Its a shame we don't have anything like this here in Canada.
and this scene is one that is new to me from Izmir, its fun to see these new images.
thanks for this one
Noel_Byrne (21392) 2014-09-16 9:42
The eyes, as so often the case I your brilliant portraiture it is the eyes that strike me so strongly and draw me into your gallery. I feel as I zoom in on he eyes that an entire hidden world is being reflected. As yo say, hermit being aware of your camera and then turning to give this gritty totally real gaze has resulted in a beautiful image. As always, your compositn is perfect too.
annjackman (18143) 2014-09-16 9:40
This is very well taken with lovely colour and light on the spiral staircase against the dark edges. The square crop works very well for this subject. An interesting note too.
Very well done and TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
Noel_Byrne (21392) 2014-09-16 9:39
Great landscape, especially as you have composed it many lays and stripes of interspersed colors of the land and sea. The blues in particular jump out to me for their vibrancy, the sea looks amazing.
Noel_Byrne (21392) 2014-09-16 9:36
Great shot of this pier, you captureed my imagination when y first commented about the length of it, incredible size. The wet weather has created a very nice reflective effect om the building too, and there is an excellent sense of depth to emphasize the size.
Thanks for sharing, and many congratulations on this landmark post.