The LV is just a w e s o m e. Right amount of skilift and nature. You have the impression you can start skiing right away, montage your gear ... and s-line down the wonderful ski pists. You definitely had le grand bleu this day when you took the images. No single could in the sky. Didn't know about the National Park. The Alps should merge to one big park in my eyes. I can't get enough seeing the Mont Blanc, such a beautiful mountain.
A great inspiration series, indeed street photography .... but with a medieveal touch :-) I definitely love the last "row" in the series with the wonderful old pp style. I think 6 and 7 are my favorites. In these it touches me kind of how these men had to fight in these days "face to face". Definitely another kind of war. Sending out a drone is a different thing but these men had to see the oposite. Wow. Lately medieval events are becoming a big thing. We had a medieval market last summer in our community. I was away and could not go but I was told it was really nice. Maybe this year.
I would have immediately recognised the flower in the CI as ginger, but the white flowers on this main post threw me. Excellent choice of aperture as the plants stands out beautifully from the background.
As you might guess I love the waterfalls in the LV!
There are hares living in the fields near us and I remember the last time we had significant snow (2010 I think) we noticed all the hare tracks in the fields, so I did recognise these track before reading your note.
I love how the snow crystals are twinkling in the sun. The hare in the CI thinks she is camouflaged by the branches I guess.
I thought there would be more mailboxes in the ToM...I was thinking mobile phones and mailboxes would flood in.
This is so different from anything in the UK where almost everyone has a letter box in the actual front door. The US method is more efficient for the postman.
I love the church and the autumn colours. Compositionally I prefer the CI which has cropped out parts which don't actually add anything. It's always a good idea to compose different framings as you did.
You will see this more in small and remote town and villages where people's house scatter far apart or in hard to reach place or dirt road. They put on the mail boxes near the main road convenient for the postman. Otherwise, they are mostly at the front door or in our case it was at the side of the street. That's why the post office vehicles, driver seat is on the right so they can drop off the mail without getting out, where regular cars, the driver seat is on the left.
I don’t think I have ever seen tulip trees, but Kath mentions that they grow in the UK.
I am glad you persevered with uploading this image because it really is stunning. The vibrant red against the green and offset by the stones bridge. I think I would have been tempted to get rid of the small sign on the right of the bridge, it has no place here
If there is one thing that completely bores me rigid and gets me angry at the same time. It is space missions. While we are f*******g up this planet let’s go and do more. While people here on this planet have no access to clean drinking water, let’s spend all these $$$$$$$$ and try to get a rocket........... I hate it.
But I do like your image, good thinking on your part, I just can’t bear to put it into my choices.
BabaCam (2018/02/21 13:41:40): By the way, this has nothing to do with Falcon Heavy. This is a research place. This was just my title - and for fun. I might have called it "Dish" ... LOL ...BabaCam (2018/02/21 13:22:06): I find this fascinating and I do not feel guilty because I do. Me and you, we both do unbelievable long travels every year and more than once per year. We're the last to point anywhere. Our footprints are LARGE. But I agree with you, Falcon Heavy is an ego trip (like ours) and just because people drive a Tesla, they are not green. Yet it is now the young folks that have to change the world but instead most look into their mobiles and if the mobile is not the latest technic, they throw it away although we all know what it takes to produce them. Ha, Falcon Heavy is not the only problem :-)
I had to think of Sagrada Familia, it has a hint of it in this, I think - although I haven't seen both of them but many pictures of Sagrada Familia. Great great architecture, this is amazing. Well you did a good job despite the restrictions, I like the result. Not in churches much but in museums we have a lot of restrictions too, often you cannot take any, but in churches we're pretty free but they want you to keep quiet.
Fantastic flora in Hawaii, again this deep green. Two wonderful images of the plants, just perfectly taken, love the dark background in the CI. Great also the water fall, this is a fun and wet "sprinkle" :-) Oh boy, I guess this road would take me days, a constant stop and go "oh look at this plant" or "wow this water fall".
Ahh always nice to see animal tracks in your garden and you wonder when they came to visit during the night. Would be nice to see them :-) Same here, it will cool down in the next days and despite that it is soon March, we're back to cold winter days. Great the CI, lovely seeing the hare hiding beind a hint of green.
Ha, this looks like you could jump from your window wearing still your pyjamas ... and catch the next chair lift up to winter wonderland ski paradise :-) What a ski arena, it looks HUGE. Mountains all around. I have not doubt that you had a great holiday.
guillaumejm (2018/02/21 17:02:46): Wait the next posts ............
The 3 valleys domain is absolutely huge and goes up to 3230 m alt.
The State of the "pretty churches" :-) They should change their number plates - haha. A funny colored church, even the small tool garage is painted in the same way. Excellent stand point with the mail boxes in the front. Love the spread out clouds sort of moving towards us. It somehow adds a lot of space. On one hand bad that the leaves were falling off, on the other this gave you another new view other than in the summer time, it would have given you difficulties to make an image of the church in this way. Great TOM, the good old mail box :-)
PS. By the way I will be in Vermont in August. We do mostly camping but I made a reservation for 2 nights via AirBnB. The place we rent is in an old church turned into a studio. From the photos it looks great - I hope it is great ... LOL ...
when I was there it was dry and it was difficult to walk in the sand. it was a not confortable experience riding camels and sleeping in the sand. excellent this minimalist image with the personage perfectly positioned. I remember climbing the dune at night to see lights around, but I stopped in the last quarter because I was tired.
Hi Lasse, and I thought it was a person with 3 legs walking around here....very nice pristine shot on the main with the nice low light and shadow place, the rabbit is very cute in the CI trying to hide from you...
the flower in WS I had seen before or something similar, but this one in the main post is very strange because the white flowers it has. excellent quality of the image showing the beauty of this masterpiece of nature.
They can as well call it road to paradise, at least along the road to Hana, you found many little paradise along the way....I don't think I have ever seen this flower, really beautiful and delicate petal. The leave are nice and big, I first thought it was a species of orchid. The would have fit very well for last month ToM.
very beautiful the silhouette of this beautiful tree and the shapes of the small chapel in red. the personages added life and the compo is very beautiful.
here we have had some fresh and almost cold moments, looks like autumn invaded the middle of the summer.
A nice touch to present it in black and white, more nostalgic and it does feel like going back in time when I was just baby. Some photos begin to surface from my past now that I connected with some people from Loas that are now oversea, in the U.S. France, Canada, etc...I even see some of my own photo in b&w as a kid....
Great series, and it is good to know that the digital sensor can pick up more colors, cause I often wonder how well we actually see it. Because all the photo we saw are so intense with this northern light that sometimes I had a hard time believing it is that intense...or I'm just being a skeptic when it come to photography these days with photoshop and people exaggerating thing in their photos...Great shot, all of them. the main for sure is the best. I also like the second with the diagonal lines...love the stars too.
So the question is, where are they going to discard these phone boxes since they are no longer needed? I hope they will still keeps some around for sentimental reason...and actually have a phone in it, There are times we need it. I forgot my cell phone once and had to ask a passerby to borrow his phone...fortunately I actually remember Rene's #. These days we depend on the address book in our cell, we don't bother to remember #s any more...
feather (2018/02/20 22:29:47): That's meant to be phonebox graveyard. Auto-correct has already forgotten about themfeather (2018/02/20 22:28:40): Phonebook graveyard 😄
Very nice shot, the colors of the clothes really stand out against the green background. I don't know too much about the rule of the games, so it is a learning image for me. I like the CI better, there seem to be more going on. Also fitting for the ToM, taking note and communicating....They are more engaging in what they were doing. All three are intensely concentrated.
this landscape reminded me of the area in Central - Northern California, there are many lakes with brown landscape around like this. Beautiful landscape, even the sky is very clear like many California days....
The water looks very inviting with the deep turquoise colors...I like the ci and the pano give better detail of the main.
Very nice shot of the monument, I think she would like it too, since she was very much involve in humanitarian mission helping children of the poor and all...etc. You caught a nice cheerful moment of the children playing.
Nice shot of daily life in many big cities these days, many of us, are so engrossed in the gadgets, ipad, cell pone, game...etc. This include myself. Sometimes we were just have to step back and collect ourselves...
I have difficult time doing this type of photos. Excellent job.