Royaldevon (41732) 2017-01-17 1:19
Hello Dear Constantino,
Your photographs and notes reveal the unbelievably unusual conditions in your country, at the moment! I would imagine that many children have never experienced snow before!
Your photograph emphasises the bleakness, with few colours but a very evident mist and a blanket of white! The trees appear to be bowing to the wind but the Greek flag is still fluttering defiantly.
My warm regards,
In answer to your question, yes, I think they were geese.
Royaldevon (41732) 2017-01-17 1:08
I think this shows the nature of people both from the art and from the spectators. In fact, the reactions from the spectators tells so much about human curiosity. There is a genuine interaction. We don't usually stare openly at other couples but there is a genuine desire to do that. In this situation, there is no embarrassment from openly staring at this private couple!
A very well observed situation, neatly composed, with the colourful brolly well positioned. The light and the details are nicely captured.
Thanks for sharing this,
mkamionka (39489) 2017-01-16 14:00
I must admit I am a bit surprised by this photo :)
The lady has open arms indeed but in general this photo does not necessarily encourage people to visit Cyprus. I think Russians simply want to keep this paradise from themselves :)
I have spent a lot of time while in Cyprus on a breathtaking sandy beach but I always wondered if it was a mistake, may be I should have visited those charming mountain villages... Seeing this photo I don't regret my decision :)
Quite a funny contribution,
mkamionka (39489) 2017-01-16 13:52
I wonder if it is the same tree which we all known from one of the most popular of your photos.
Very impressive photograph: perfectly used silhouette of the tree. Wide angle makes all other elements unimportant and small. The tree dominates the whole world.
mkamionka (39489) 2017-01-16 13:48
the strongest point of this picture is of course very abundant snow, pleasantly decorating the city. The motif of the road works so well here, leading the eye to the centre. Except for modern structures we see also some Byzantine architecture. The flag adds a lovely touch and a confirmation that this winter landscape to unexpectedly Greece!
mkamionka (39489) 2017-01-16 13:42
very interesting architecture, especially the uniquely shaped tower.
The light was challenging but it didn't stop you from taking a great picture.
I suppose December has scarce light and plenty of shade even around the noon.
It seems you had a lovely ad photogenically fruitful trip this winter!
Very well done,
mkamionka (39489) 2017-01-16 13:38
beautiful sandy beaches but also photogenic rock formations! What a beautiful destination! It must be pleasure to walk around and relax taking photos.
Wonderful well saturated colors. Lovely composition as well with the castle well placed against the green water.
mkamionka (39489) 2017-01-16 13:35
they are so Scottish! as their name also implies!
Very photogenic animals! I think I haven't seen them before moving to the UK.
Fantastic portrait, great details, lovely blurred background.
We had them for a while in our park but they were moved elsewhere.
My little daughter was feeding them with carrots :)
willperrett (11656) 2017-01-16 13:14
A fine view of one of my favourite crops! The Autumn colour and the sun just kissing the hilltop make this a very beguiling image and the converging perspective lines add dynamism. That conical mountain on the right is an important compositional element as well. Lovely.
holmertz (57311) 2017-01-16 12:20
A very attractive view from this beautiful square lined with pretty buildings with fine fašades. People walking across the sunny square seem to be longing for the shade, maybe also for a cold drink. The colours are lovely and the bright light is nicely handled.
holmertz (57311) 2017-01-16 11:37
The sky is very grainy after scanning, which could easily have been taken care of. But it's a beautiful view of the tracks winding down the hill in a very scenic landscape with an attractive thin layer of frost or snow on the ground on a beautifully sunny New Year's Day.
holmertz (57311) 2017-01-16 11:33
I have seen many similar men doing the same kind of business in many Turkish cities, but this man is more colourfully dressed than most. This market street seems to be mainly for locals. I wonder how touristy Mardin had become by 2014. I didn't see any foreigners at all in 1971. In spite of its fantastic sights Mardin looked very much off the tourist track.
holmertz (57311) 2017-01-16 10:51
I think I may have seen this spot before on TE, but I may mix it up with somewhere else. I wouldn't be surprised if many persons come here, because it's a pretty view and you were lucky to arrive at a time when one tree shows its bright yellow leaves just in front of you.
holmertz (57311) 2017-01-16 9:15
This is a very nice and graphically attractive photo in a suitable choice of B&W. I like the dark features of the abandoned benches and the small trees also looking abandoned in all the snow. The person with a child entering the view from the right are a nice feature. The child is probably the only one around who thoroughly enjoys this weather. I enjoy the view.
holmertz (57311) 2017-01-16 8:18
I have never been to Kalymnos but I know this view very well. The same event takes place the same way every day on so many islands. There are so many details, so many activities and so many colours to enjoy in this view. I don't know if the hands on the left side were deliberately included, or if you just couldn't avoid them, but I like them. They make me recall the excitement of staying on board while watching the hustle and bustle on the pier during the 10 minutes or so between arrival and departure.
holmertz (57311) 2017-01-16 8:07
Such fantastic walls and such a fantastic girl in such a .... environment. What a strange mix of beauty and misery. The buildings would attract any photographer but it's the girl that makes this composition all on her own. I wonder if the Queen of Sheba ever lived in that palace, or if she actually lived in northern Yemen, or if she ever existed at all.
holmertz (57311) 2017-01-16 8:01
The sea makes a mighty view and the seemingly gentle waves have a soothing beauty. The boat (or maybe boats) brings me back to reality and makes me realize the size of these really not so gentle waves. The photo is a reminder of the power of nature, done in an artistic way.
holmertz (57311) 2017-01-16 5:54
This is a fantastic photo. I had to look very closely and read the note carefully to make sure this is not a painting. I love the mild colours of the fields and the narrow road winding between them down the hill.
holmertz (57311) 2017-01-16 4:30
Amazing architecture in a very well taken photo where you made good use of reflections and the contrasts between the grey clouds and the pastel colors of the buildings. I enjoy the the colourful bottom line of trees and people.