holmertz (58398) 2017-02-27 6:36
This view is from high enough to give me a slight sense of vertigo just looking at the photo, but I suppose I would feel safe enough out there to be able to enjoy the surroundings without fear. It would have been hard for enemy forces to get near this place undetected. The view is terrific. You solved the choice of colour or b&w by showing it halfway between. The ws are interesting too, but this is definitely the most stunning photo.
Silvio1953 (151823) 2017-02-27 5:44
Ciao Luciano, hai rubato il lavoro all'amico Krzysztof, deliziosa questa finestra ben incorniciata dalla vite americana, ottimi dettagli e bella texture, composizione raffinata ed elegante, bravo, ciao Silvio
batalay (40239) 2017-02-27 5:22
The scene is so frequently seen and admired. Your expansive perspective includes these temple, the deep woods, and the distant hills. The colors, however, are a bit disconcerting as if the scene was shot through plate glass. I am going to try a ws, I hope you don't mind, simply correcting according to Photoshop's sensibilities.
batalay (40239) 2017-02-27 5:08
Merhaba Murat Bey,
You've chosen an unusual by highly effective angle depicting two of the four Presidents memorialized at Mt. Rushmore. I am embarrassed to admit that in my two trips by car across the country I missed Mt. Rushmore and I missed Yellowstone. I did, however, get to Yosemite, which I though was the most beautiful park in the United States. (I was a young post-doc at the time and more focused on getting to UCal-Berkeley and back.)
batalay (40239) 2017-02-27 4:53
With the sunlight at a grazing angle the dimples in the sand are dramatically accentuated. I imagine the cabins are changing rooms. All in all, it's a lovely shot from down under Australia. I am frustrated that last year when we came to Australia, we could not spend enough to see anything beyond Sydney and Brisbane. That's akin to visiting the United States and seeing one coastal city. Hoepfully, we'll get another chance.
Unhappily, you are right. TE is down to bare bone members comprised of the die-hard members for 10 or more years ago. I think a number of Draconian decisions by administrators led to this state of affairs. I miss many of the people from my early years 2006-2007.
Warm regards, Klaudio,
macjake (71839) 2017-02-27 4:46
ah...one of your best posts! this is an easy 10 out of 10 in my books :) I'd love to have it in my own personal gallery!
I like how you describe the buildings growing up out of the sand like weeds - smart analogy.
love the hundreds of little blocks/windows, it creates such a strange yet cool visual, its very graphic that way.
the tight framing works so well too. what can I say? its fantastic. cheers
macjake (71839) 2017-02-27 4:43
well this is certainly different.
Never seen this view before of the Bahai gardens.
lovely night shot my friend, it worked out so well.
the structure up top is very clear and sharp, the lights up on the garden add another layer of interest too.
as do the trailing car lights. excellent darkened exposure.