macjake (57974) 2015-04-27 0:54
love this subject.
when I was in Poland on the trains, we saw so many of these abandoned Railway control rooms.
but this one looks like its still in use yes?
the building looks very TOP heavy, like its about to fall over - its quite funny looking.
a very interesting balcony too!
excellent Poland Post
macjake (57974) 2015-04-27 0:43
easy to understand why people have been enjoying this post.
the reflections are so fantastic that you could have easily left OUT the boat on top!
the deep orange colors are an easy 10 out of 10, and the wiggle and movement create such strange but attractive forms in the water.
macjake (57974) 2015-04-27 0:41
i'm sure many TE members will really enjoy this photo, as well as I do.
lots of depth as we look way down into the abyss of the staircase :)
the corkscrew effect is well seen and delivers as it should. cool post
macjake (57974) 2015-04-27 0:32
to me, this is one of those classic Italy type of photos. It just has "Italy" written all over it don't you think?
and its amazing how much of an impact the addition of the kids playing football has on the scene as a whole.
sweet shot even in this dimmed lighting
macjake (57974) 2015-04-27 0:27
for obvious reasons the top half of this scene would have to be the focal point.
looks great with the glass allowing us to see inside, its an effective way to create depth in your shot too.
Railway stations make for excellent subjects!
macjake (57974) 2015-04-27 0:21
talk about a sweet place to go for a walk!
this place would be heavenly indeed, especially with the camera in hand.
love the contrasting smooth water and sand with the bumpy rocks. excellent lighting and depth too.
lots to like here
macjake (57974) 2015-04-27 0:18
another funny looking piece of architecture, but i love it.
it looks like an oversized Dart! for a dart board!
smart placement of the structure, at the 1/3 point, not in the middle - that always works.
interesting post, never seen this place before.
macjake (57974) 2015-04-27 0:16
i'm sure this photo deserves more pts than it currently has - often its just a case of people not paying back. This is a sure keeper!
and who says photos need color! a prime example of just the opposite.
there's a real haunting type of feel and atmosphere too, as the trees branch out into the heavenly sky.
daddo (24964) 2015-04-26 17:28
Hi Noel. Child or no child, it is a powerful image and your reading of it gives it current meaning. Yes, I see what you are saying. in Australia, a land where many of the descendants are of Irish stock and others of Southern and Central European, people who with those of Vietnamese and other Asian backgrounds, should sympathise with and speak for the refugees, we have SILENCE when children are held behind barbed wire in the desert. You mention many reasons for the indifference in Europe (and Australia) and do touch on xenophobia, but I am not going to beat about the bush, I will call it racism from which comes hatred and indifference and the view that a life of one of THEM is less important and as for their aspirations, dreams, hopes- all of these can be dismissed as being inferior to ours. In Australia the news do not give us human interest stories on refugees, we do not see their faces, their tears, their despair- we lump them together as people who break rules, who jump queues and hence who are not desirable to live amongst us.
My forefathers fled Albania, fleeing Ottoman persecution when they refused to convert, they depend don the generosity of the Venetian Republic and settled far north in Dalmatia, generations later my family became refugees from Communism in Yugoslavia, first in France, then Italy before we ended up at the bottom of the globe.This country is made up mainly from people who fled or who were forced to come here, yet our foreign minister is proud to announce that she will, if asked, give advice to Europe on how to protect its borders! Say no more.
daddo (24964) 2015-04-26 17:01
Hi Miguel. Well, I never knew about this special attitude towards cats. i knew that dogs are considered as unclean, like pigs and one doesn't see many dogs in urban areas. I like the costume of the woman on the left. A zoom lens would have given you another dimension for a photograph. Lovely light. Regards. Klaudio.
bukitgolfb301 (36758) 2015-04-26 16:58
Hi Ciao dear Allesandro
So moody image for tatseful architectures from so well cosnsidered angle and positioning. Light color touch and getting full sunlight adds calm and comfortable atmoshpere, marvelos to see.
All the best, Takero
daddo (24964) 2015-04-26 16:54
Will's workshop does make a difference and in time you will become more aware of what to do, but as is, it still conveys a mood and arouses sentiments. Wherever there is stone, there are houses made from stone. What a view the inhabitants did have while living there! Lovely Chinese poem. Namaste. Klaudio.