holmertz (40069) 2014-12-20 11:00
The WS disappoints me. I thought the "someone special" would be George Clooney or Brad Pitt or someone else at their level. But all right, Santa has nicer clothes. ;-)
"Iconic" is the word that entered my mind even before reading your note. I wonder how many movies that have featured this skating rink. Probably almost as many as the Grand Central Station. From this POV you even manage to give an impression of a modern Bruegel painting. There is no lack of human activities here.
holmertz (40069) 2014-12-20 10:49
This looks like straight out of a movie. Not even Zhang Yimou could have done better with the light falling on the woman and reflected in the wet stones. Two traditional red lanterns are perfectly included in the right place. You must have had a large crew arranging this according to your directions. :-)
holmertz (40069) 2014-12-20 10:44
You bring us another funny and very original photo. I really like this amazing POV. Not many people would have thought of taking a picture like this. With such a strange behavior you could have got arrested for spying If they had known you were a Russian. ;-)
holmertz (40069) 2014-12-20 10:35
This is a rather fascinating combination of snow, wild horses and Nevada. You have shown us such horses before, but not in this kind of environment as far as I remember. I didn't expect this.
holmertz (40069) 2014-12-20 10:32
Maybe this could also have been a "decisive moment" for somebody to clean up this mess. This is among the more original photos I have seen on TE. It is quite fascinating and so ugly that it almost becomes beautiful as a kind of abstract art, :-)
worldcitizen (6801) 2014-12-20 10:31
This photo is definitely fun, both because of the pink color, and the two woman hanging laundry at the same time. I see there is also a purple house next door. Those colors are not my favorites, but they make for a good photo. :-)
BTW, I saw that you have a photo dedication from Greece. I don't want you to miss it. :-)
holmertz (40069) 2014-12-20 10:28
This looks like it could probably still be a nice place for a honeymoon, even for ordinary humans. The small boats strewn out across the bay fill the lower part of the picture very nicely and the turquoise water is beautiful. The little church with its red roof is a superb eye-catcher. Funny how Greece in July always looks so much nicer than Scandinavia in December.
holmertz (40069) 2014-12-20 10:22
Being Scandinavian I am not surprised by the almost total lack of colours in December, but I still had to look closely to make sure this was not a B&W photo. Seeing this I almost catch the depression you describe in the as usual well written note. This November the hours of sunshine even in Stockholm could probably be counted by using the fingers of just one hand. No need to go as far north as Luleň. Still, I like the composition of the dark wooden poles and jetties reflected in the dark water under the dark sky.
holmertz (40069) 2014-12-20 10:12
As from Monday days will again get longer and lighter, at least in my part of the world. Unfortunately they will also most likely get colder, so I appreciate a photo like this with green grass and grazing sheep. It's actually very green photo with just one pink flower breaking this pattern. Amazing how many shades of green there are.
holmertz (40069) 2014-12-20 10:06
I like this photo where you show us the game from a different perspective. The deliberately blurred background tells us everything we need to know about the fighting spirit. It's an original photo, also very bright and colorful.
holmertz (40069) 2014-12-20 10:02
I have occasionally taken similar photos of young students having drawing lessons outside, but I never had such a blue wall or green window as a background. A very nice composition and a well timed shot.
worldcitizen (6801) 2014-12-20 10:00
This is a lovely view of all the trees. Here in NYC many people buy their trees from open-air lots around the city - even from vendors on the sidewalk - and I was thinking about tree buyers around the world. I like the small path in the center that leads us further into the room. Everything looks so festive. :-)
holmertz (40069) 2014-12-20 9:57
A fantastic sky that truly deserves the major part of the composition. The peaks of the mountains rising above the thick fog are another great feature of this photo. I like the dominance of mainly blue and grey tones.
holmertz (40069) 2014-12-20 9:53
This is a pleasant view of a narrow back alley in a small town. Looking carefully I realize there are amazingly many things to watch. The castle is an obvious eye-catcher as it rests alone on top of the hill, but my eyes tend to stay in the central area with its collection of red, green, yellow and blue details. I like the quiet and unhurried atmosphere of this ordinary street seemingly untouched by tourism.
worldcitizen (6801) 2014-12-20 9:51
What a fun idea! I think more cities should have giant, living snow-globes like this one. :-) I like the small child in the foreground who is admiring the scene. This brought a smile to my face. Merry Christmas to you! :-)
worldcitizen (6801) 2014-12-20 9:48
What a strange detail! It does have a graphic quality, and it tells us something about society: there are still many smokers, and they put their cigarette butts in unusual places!! I like the square presentation, with all of the tinier squares inside.
worldcitizen (6801) 2014-12-20 9:45
This is a beautiful winter shot. The horses are so majestic, and I like the warm sunlight. I'm guessing that the main horse is actually on lower ground, or else he would be sinking into a giant pile of snow! It's amazing that these horses can survive in this wild and challenging environment and look so strong and healthy.
worldcitizen (6801) 2014-12-20 9:42
That's an interesting POV. Were you down on the floor?? I'm sure some of the passengers must have wondered what you were doing. :-) The train doesn't look too crowded, and that one leg sticking out is an amusing detail.