holmertz (52834) 2016-07-31 2:59
There is no need really to explain anything about this painting. It speaks for itself and it's probably the finest of those you have shown us. It is cleverly made by an obviously talented painter and it's full of beautiful details.
holmertz (52834) 2016-07-31 2:56
I had been waiting a long time for these photos, wondering if you were
ever going to show them to all. They are all beautiful. It's such a pleasant valley, the light and colours are very good and they all show connections to human activities.
But better late than never ;-).
holmertz (52834) 2016-07-31 2:51
This photo sends a message about how young people send some kind of messages by writing on every wall available. I wonder if anyone but themselves ever bother to read those messages, saying basically "I was here". This is an interesting photo of these kinds of activities and it is generally a pleasant view with fine colours.
holmertz (52834) 2016-07-31 2:41
It must have been a great satisfaction to you to be able to complete this series of hopeful, loving photos. It's an amazing set of sculptures, for their design as much as for their bright colours.
holmertz (52834) 2016-07-31 2:36
This is truly magnificent, and I am thinking not just about the roof as such and its fantastic decorations, but also of your photo and the very neat way you present it. It's perfectly taken and perfectly cropped. Very well done,
holmertz (52834) 2016-07-31 2:33
This is a great photo with the colorful sails providing a stunning contrast to the blue water. I love the green hills along the Bosphorus, although I think a lot of these trees have disappeared during the past several decades and exchanged for grey buildings. This view still looks relatively traditional.
holmertz (52834) 2016-07-31 2:29
You seem to have been in a bright mood lately. Strong, bold colours in every photo. There is a fine connection between the dark red wall and the (fake?) fireplace. There is also a striking contrasts between the gracious statues and the sturdy amours. It is altogether a very impressive hall, which I have now also seen in photos by Bev and Malgo. The way you handled the right is equally impressive.
holmertz (52834) 2016-07-31 2:20
Maybe this is not the catchy TE postcard that will get a lot of attraction, but it's (and the workshops too) an honest and realistic photo of an ordinary person in his daily life. The story about his hat makes it very special to you, and actually to all of us because the hat somehow creates a connection between him and all of us watching the photo. As a probably unintended bonus there is a fine connection between the green parts of the hat and green areas in the background, as well as between his grey shirt and other grey parts.
holmertz (52834) 2016-07-31 2:14
A very well composed photo of a romantic view. Abandoned houses left for decay sometimes make me a bit sad, but these ruins are old enough to look romantic. The surrounding scenery is just beautiful.
holmertz (52834) 2016-07-31 2:08
This is a fine postcard kind of photo, slightly similar to my upload today (we are neighbors on the site) but with a very different mode and range of colours. It's very well composed with a perfectly placed biker and an equally well placed boat. I like the slightly curving wall and the diagonal shore of the city. You used the dull weather to your advantage. I rather prefer these gritty tones to the sunshine in my own photo. ;-)
kasianowak (8939) 2016-07-31 1:59
I really like this image with its tight crop, grahpic composition and saturated colours. I browsed through your photos from US to find the other two. Very nice series and a good idea for a photographic quest!
kasianowak (8939) 2016-07-31 1:50
Perfect example of a "nothing special, but..." photo. This type of pictures say a lot about local people and normal everyday life. I think it would be interesting to compile a book of photos of local people whose snaps are being taken while they are sightseeing in their own countries. Just to break the stereotype that it's only foreign tourists who do it. ;-)
Love the workshop shots, especially the night one.
Ps. Glad to hear your bamboo hat survived so long. Hope mine does too. :-)
kasianowak (8939) 2016-07-31 1:25
Traditional clothes and the lady's smile really make this photo! There aren't many images from this place on TE. Thanks for sharing a photo from such a remote non-touristy place in this much visited country.