batalay (33891) 2014-03-09 19:09
This recent photo of Bormes les Mimosas reveals a village with roots in medieval times, built on steep hills and cliffs, and resembles some of the Italian villages also built on steep hills. It's a sharp and exquisitely composed photo. The green foliage adds color highlight to the earthy colors.
Warm regards to your family, Ghislaine,
batalay (33891) 2014-03-09 18:09
This is an entertaining shot that is drawing entertaining dialogue. Craig's observation that the scene is in front of a bank, where passersby can draw some cash to give them. Less noble is the possibility that they are in disguise, ready to rob the place. It's a terrific group portrait of the four living statues and their stuffed dalmatian. They should have a bigger black pot, a cauldron to collect money for all this effort.
Incidentally, you can embed a link in some html code that will make it live. For example, the link that you give would appear as
Malgo's shot .
Drop me a note a my email address firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will give you the simple code.
batalay (33891) 2014-03-09 17:58
The medieval English monasteries, all victims of Henry VIII's famous move to dissolve them, points to how power can corrupt and absolute power can corrupt absolutely. The whims and vagaries of the notorious King were recently analyzed in the Oxford Alumni magazine as psychopathic and sociopathic. At least the buildings stand in these skeletal forms as monuments to a disgraceful period. You've given us a superb expansive view of the structure against a clear early June sky.
batalay (33891) 2014-03-09 17:24
This is one of the best photos I've seen in recent weeks. The fisherman concentrated on their work with the net, standing almost equidistant from each other create a colorful and busy scene. Well timed shot, perfectly composed.
batalay (33891) 2014-03-09 17:19
Bonjour cher Philippe,
The matrix of panels tells an epic story about the life of Christ, and some of them I can figure out. It's a beautifully photographed stain glass, with the natural frame maintained in total darkness. My wife had an uncle who passed away recently. During his career he had worked as a world class machinist, making (atomic) bombs. After he retired, he started making the most exquisite stained glass, including Tiffany Style lampshades with hundreds of pieces of colored glass. So, happily, the art is not lost forever
batalay (33891) 2014-03-09 17:12
I remember the high density of legally and illegally built residences in this hilly city. The admonishment by locals about being careful of muggers, unhappily, extends to much better cities as well. Riding on a subway late in the evening in New York, I was evidently brandishing my Nikon N90, when another passenger approached me and with apparent frustration at my naivety warned me, "Put that camera away!"
batalay (33891) 2014-03-09 17:05
Merhaba sevgili Mesut,
Çok iyi hatirliyorum, 1952 yilin yazini Caddebostan'da geçirmistik, bu güzel plaj, arkada da o sahane kösk (galiba o zamanlar Ali Sipahin'nin köskü derlerdi, sonra da Çiftçi Ailesinin). Sahane bir manzara, üstelik de üç gün oluyor çektigin. Demek ki Ilk Bahara oralara geldi artik.
batalay (33891) 2014-03-09 16:53
This is my favorite of the series of photos you've produced in your visit to Georgia. The expansive view of the valleys, hills and mountains with a layer of clouds wafting though, areas of light and shadows, and the patches of deep blue sky all collaborate to make a superb painting. The mountains still have snow despite the August date.
batalay (33891) 2014-03-09 16:44
I remember well the beautiful the medieval Cathedral of Lucca, the moated city I visited in 2004. You've produced an expansive view with the Cathedral and bell tower. The two individuals strolling on the side, approaching the building are very good for the human touch and for scale.
batalay (33891) 2014-03-09 16:31
I like very much the reclining, leisurely moai that you've presented here, along with a very good note. You are right about the published numbers and almost all of them, but not all, face inward. Some of the statues remain unfinished in the quarry were they were carved, others were exported to the Mainland of Chile, and to museums in more developed countries (Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Harvard...). Great shot, Malgo.
adramad (32897) 2014-03-09 15:48
Spectacular image with the atmosphere of daily life ideal foreground, with this woman in his canoe, great contrast between the dark water and the light and color of the buildings in the background.
High brightness and perfect sharpness.
Very well done.
Happy start to the week.
adramad (32897) 2014-03-09 15:43
Une belle composition avec ce coin si bien choisi, avec de belles façades chaleur dans leurs couleurs et beau pont en bois sur la rivière, avec une telle abondance de fleurs.
Une image de profiter, avec sa belle couleur, haute luminosité et la netteté parfaite.
Très bien fait.
Début heureux de la semaine.
adramad (32897) 2014-03-09 15:38
Hola amiga mia.
Recien regresados de La Adrada, de disfrutar por fin un esplendido fin de semana de sol....
Exquisita composicion a esta hora magica, que crea esa preciosa tonalidad rosada en el cielo, mientras la maravillosa mezquita, luce ya su iluminacion nocturna, arboles y casas del primer plano, que permanecen en contraluz, dan un bonito contraste y parece aumentar la luz del resto de la imagen.
Una imagen para disfrutar, con su delicado colorido, optima luminosidad y perfecta nitidez.
Muy bonito trabajo, muy bien presentado como siempre.
Feliz inicio de semana.
Un fuerte abrazo para ti y Josep, tambien de parte de las chicas.
adramad (32897) 2014-03-09 15:31
I admire your masterful grasp seal wonderful portraits, this great composition, I love the image of this woman, in this interesting profile, surrounded by a beautiful chiaroscuro, her headscarf ideally a touch of color.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Very well done.
Happy start to the week.
adramad (32897) 2014-03-09 15:25
POV magnifico di questa bella torre barocca, incorniciata in modo creativo tra le due facciate in controluce, il che evidenzia la torre e le sue splendide decorazioni.
Un'immagine per godere, con la sua bella colorata, alta luminosità e perfetta nitidezza.
Molto ben fatto.
Felice inizio di settimana.
I migliori auguri.