holmertz (58186) 2017-02-19 3:32
These photos seem to confirm my idea of Mompox as a very quiet town. They all show beautiful buildings in a much better shape than I had somehow expected to see in Colombia (which of course only reveals my ignorance of this part of the world). Among the workshops my favorite is #3. I like the tight composition and the colours and light.
holmertz (58186) 2017-02-19 3:27
This Portuguese view has some of the greyness of Wroclaw, but I am sure the temperature was different. It looks like a very quiet evening as the town settles before nightfall. Maybe there was a disco noise in the distance but the peace of the photo is not disturbed. I like the mild colours and light and the reflections in the calm sea.
holmertz (58186) 2017-02-19 3:24
For me Mount Rushmore will always be connected with the Hitchcock movie North by Northwest. I don't remember seeing the monument from this angle in the movie, so this brings it into a new dimension. There is a connection between the somewhat triangular shapes of the mountain and the amphitheater and between the grey areas separated by the forest. I think seeing the heads from this distance makes them look more integrated in nature and more impressive.
holmertz (58186) 2017-02-19 3:18
It is mainly the better quality of the road, and the absence of cows, that reveals you are not still in Georgia. The mountainous scenery is just as breathtaking. From this angle you managed a nice composition where the road goes on two curving diagonals and where the tracks of of maybe landslides on the distant mountainside also created fine patterns.
holmertz (58186) 2017-02-19 2:43
This seems to happen all the time. You have been waiting eagerly to see a famous building and then you find it wrapped in scaffolding and tarpaulins. But if you try to see this as an installation, a work of public art, it's not so bad...;-) It's still a beautiful view of the buildings lining the narrow canal and the medieval fortress... or is it a church?... standing in the water.
holmertz (58186) 2017-02-19 2:37
This is of course a very well known view, but this photo is a bit special for making the guards look like kick-boxers. Are their shoes actually touching each other, or is there a gap of a few millimeters between them? The symmetry of their postures is remarkable.
macjake (71721) 2017-02-18 20:26
this is great, we don't see many photos of the Rushmore group, and i'm not sure why.
not only that, but its great to see it from this unique vantage point. I've heard from others that its a little of a disappointment and a let down in person...what do you think? I'm curious to hear your thoughts.
and why is there such a large amphitheatre? is it just for tourists to sit? or do they hold concerts here???
interesting view, i like it