holmertz (48944) 2016-02-11 11:47
The children don't seem to know how to start the goat's engine. Maybe they were too scared of your camera to move. It's an amusing and charming photo with fine colours and a nice view of the park and the street behind it.
I wish you a safe journey back home. Don't lose anything more ;-)
mkamionka (34615) 2016-02-11 11:45
I like very much London and the Tower Bridge is one of my favourite subjects there, it is so unique! First time I see its view from this angle but what makes it very original is the boat in front of it. It is somehow disturbing the scale here: it is hart to judge if it is as tall as the bridge or rather much smaller.
mkamionka (34615) 2016-02-11 11:42
I cannot really judge you: sometimes going the extra mile may take you to a whole new viewpoint which will allow you to better appreciate the place you visit. On another hand, indeed one cannot go everywhere, one has to sense when to stop...
The architecture here seems quite extraordinary, I don't think I have seen photos from this place before.
Pilgrim adds another nice touch.
Excellent work, I admire the quality of your scan too,
holmertz (48944) 2016-02-11 11:41
This elegant and stylish composition is a fit tribute to the three navy men who perished in the sea. three more to add to the horrifying number of human lives that have already been lost in these dark blue waters during the past few years. The perfectly well balanced composition, harmonious in colours, can soothe a worried mind. Besides, it is technically perfect too.
mkamionka (34615) 2016-02-11 11:36
very attractive presentation of the old Greek monument.
You photographed it from a low perspective which makes it appear as so high! May be it is high anyway but I believe it appears higher that it is :)
Great light, interesting yellowish color of the marble.
Very well seen and captured!
mkamionka (34615) 2016-02-11 11:32
very impressive view! The fortress must have been huge! I like how the little bay is sandwiched between the fortress and the beach further ahead. The clarity is amazing allowing us to see so far away!
mkamionka (34615) 2016-02-11 11:29
so this is a place where the trams hide. Nice capture with several trams in one frame! Great compo with the tracks in the foreground, some nice reflection in the tram window and attractive asymmetry.
macjake (64714) 2016-02-11 11:24
fun shot for sure.
the scene has alot of depth, the boats seem to go on for infinity as if we're looking at some landscape scenery.
and brooding clouds add alot of atmosphere and depth as well.
excellent clarity and colours, the lighting worked out well for you too.
macjake (64714) 2016-02-11 11:21
now this is another one of those interesting Japanese festivals, hard to imagine participating in one of these :)
I have a question....how DO you get to participate in them? Do you have to sign up? is there a limit? Is there preparation involved?
wonderful capture of human emotion, this is what you're best at. Too bad you can't photograph them this year though.
macjake (64714) 2016-02-11 11:11
nothing better than this right?
these old historic towns and cities are just begging for photographers to spend time here.
love that you decided to leave the sky OUT, and just focus in on the homes and the boats. So much historic charm and rustic elegance here. Its a lovely shot
macjake (64714) 2016-02-11 11:09
what the heck is this!
It would be cool to get an inside view of this Expo as well, but its just as cool to see the outside structure.
Looks like SpiderMan was here not too long ago :)
fun post, something we don't get to see very often at all on TE.
macjake (64714) 2016-02-11 11:04
Edinburgh! A city which I want to see and to explore.
Interesting story and history with the name of the Hotel, I like to live a much more simple sort of lifestyle :)
seems like the Family life is really making an impact on your photography, you mention it alot in most of your notes.
Family comes first right! and now i'm sure the subjects of your photo shoots change as well.
cool post as you look UP, even in this harsh lighting it looks fine. See you around!
macjake (64714) 2016-02-11 10:52
I'm sure this was a proud moment for the man :)
and it looks like the children are having lots of fun too.
a fine family moment. I wonder if they would actually like to have a copy of the photo! I bet they would.
macjake (64714) 2016-02-11 10:49
I like how you described this as a rich blend!
Athens is a very densely populated city, and here is further proof of that.
this collage-jigsaw-puzzle format is the most fun way to examine a photo. There is so much jam packed into the frame, so much to take a look at from each corner.
fun capture all around
macjake (64714) 2016-02-11 10:43
we don't get to see many of these nature type of photos in your gallery, so this is a sweet surprise.
I like how the scene fades away into the depths from the left to right, its very attractive that way.
wonderful looking clouds too, and the reflections a total bonus. Hope your surgery went well.
macjake (64714) 2016-02-11 10:39
great to see that you were able to find some sort of Internet access in Cuba...its very difficult isn't it! :)
strange that such places still exist in todays world!
wonderful looking natural shot of these school children enjoying a true heart felt moment with you.
great to see the different facial expressions on each of the four girls. Have fun!!!!!
mkamionka (34615) 2016-02-11 10:39
very challenging light but a very impressive effect! The shaded area have such pleasant well saturated colors. In particular reflection is so vivid and feels so real! The sun lit fragment which appears behind is an anchor with reality.
Fantastic composition with well thought through foreground and nice diagonals in the distance. In between we see lovely tree silhouettes.
macjake (64714) 2016-02-11 10:37
this old event is getting more and more creepy with every photo! Its hard to even imagine such a festival. And how did the locals react to these weird people messing up their village? so strange but well worth the photos and history tour!
mkamionka (34615) 2016-02-11 10:35
it was quite a challenge to balance the exposition in those two such different worlds. You managed it very well: we can appreciate some ornamental details of the interior and the outer world. Great idea indeed. The photographer always adds a nice touch.