Beautiful and peaceful view of your neck of the woods. The empty bench can be inviting and depending on the mood, it can also give the sense of loneliness...and these day, my mood has been a bit down due to many reasons... the closing down of the site and the virus issues...
I like the view of the CI with the town and church. and the pano with a different POV is also wonderful.
This site has certainly taken a lot of twist and turns over the years but I like this beautiful old tree it did not send the test of time. I'll see you on FB for sure and Zeca has just resurrected the Photofolia Facebook page, which could be interesting also.
The morning light here causes a wonderful atmosphere in the rows of vines and the hoarfrost on the grass adds a beautiful contrast in colours. I also like the enormous optical depth in the picture.
Well, good bye and thank you for all your interesting, fancy and original and always worth seeing photos here on Photofolia!
Greetings from this morning once again frosty Westphlia! Take care and stay healthy!
What a fascinting "sculpture" of mother nature. Thank you for showing this - and for many other fascinating pictures in your gallery.
I think I will not go to another site. They all are too "shallow" for me.
All the best to you and all your family! Take care and stay healthy! Good bye!
It is a pleasure and thanks for friendship and kind comments through the years. Take good care and perhaps will find a place where we can connect. As Elaine mentioned on Photofolia Facebook.
WEverlasting (2020/04/04 09:12:08): Hi Frank I am not sure off you are on Facebook but Zeca has just resurrected the Photofolia Facebook page, you might enjoy to post your photos there.
Take care and stay well!!
This view along the vines and over the rolling hills simply is beautiful and the sidelight with its shadows somehow produces a 3D effect. A wonderful multifacted landscape.
Alors, au revoir et encore une fois un grand "Merci" pour ton travail ici. Chapeau!
Tout le meilleur pour toi et ta famille! Restez en bonne santé!
guillaumejm (2020/04/04 07:41:10): Merci Frank
Je suis aussi sur 500px. Je m'en servais pour faire de la pub pour pf.
Not many people are in the mood for April fools these year. Understandably. It is a hard time for all, but I thought we should have still go on and have some fun. We needed it, as long as it is not in poor taste. Hard not to notice this fish :)
Half a year ago we would have loved to see people even in these places :-) The interesting thing is that the whole world fights with the same: Social distancing, home office, the question if we should wear masks or not, can we book a holiday in the fall. Even our tiny airport is closed meanwhile, one aspect is to be loyal with the community that lives around the airfield. Easter is around the corner and I wonder if we can go to our cottage or not or if they say we bring the virus to rural places, on the other hand we buy from the local stores there. They suffer already a lot with all the hotels closed. So far I have no news that someone has the virus but maybe they don't say.
We're still better off than our friends in Italy. They can't go out at all other than food shopping but his is also limited to once a week.
This is a very very beautiful image. The light is stunning.
I went to the grocery store over lunch time and found again an empty shelf with no toilet paper. This is crazy.
Over and over they have to write that there is no shortage but people don't listen. They write "be loyal to others" ... and still it does not help. I fear they have to start to limit it per household if this does not stop soon.
An excellent docu type image in the times of the virus.
I clearly remember the first baby steps I made on this platform. I have to laugh in this minute seeing me sitting in front of the pc thinking "this needs much more work before it becomes a real photo website" - haha. More than 10 years later PF has reached a very nice level and some tools I will definitely miss badly. Probably the adventure of creating a photo website in the days when we had no idea how this works but also the potential to make it better, probably this kept me staying ... and: Its users - of course.
This is a powerful image saying a lot with the "tiny person" standing to the right "reflect". I will miss your flow a lot and maybe even more your texts and comments. I learned a lot from you and also to say my opinion loud and clear, you listened, sometimes got really angry ... but never for long I think. I grew not only older (LOL) but also a bit wiser.
In case you pass by in Zurich on your way to Basel once this virus makes us go out again hopefully, please do not hesitate to contact me. For the last ten years I want to create a small photo group with some friends and maybe we can make others to join in from the countries around like JMarc or Linda etc. Zürich is really really petty and I have found some new hot spots.
Bliiib gsund, der Schweizer Trend-Satz im Moment, nicht gerade lustig, aber zutreffend
PB-Photography (2020/04/01 17:06:43): BIG smile in my face reading your note! I can only say that I learned from everyone on this site and I always tried to learn from each encounter. I believe I did!
Angry? What is that? As long as the discussion was about the site's functionality or dys-functionality it was pleasure, sometimes a hard pleasure ;-)
Yes, meeting in ZH and finding hot spots! Yes, joining photo group!
Bliiib gsund, Maiteli!
Though we are confined, nature goes on!
About PF, I regret the decision but it was forecast as there were not any more comments, posts, people involved. I particularly appreciated Tom, inspirations, and that we can post almost everything without being sacked. I was to be one of the ToM member, but only the next month!!
I will continue on TE though the site is poorer, I have some good friends, I can read and write english sentences every day , but I am looking for a new website to continue to show my pictures. Don't know where to go, I don't want to be only a street photographer.
A good documentation of the and some memories, not a good memory, but one we won't forget and will be forever in our topic of conversation in the future. Where we were, what plan we made that got cancel and how many people suffered, not just the one that got the virus, but everyone because we are so connected. Especially to all the nurses and doctor and people who bring us food in the stores and restaurants...We still try to order some food from restaurant deliver to our house, so they have a little business....
A very difficult time for all, The children also don't understand what happened.
A lovely nature photo. You put right on the path on front of you and leading us in a nice nature walk. Spring has not yet in full swing, but I can feel it in the surrounding.
Have a lovely day, smile and stay healthy.
There's never were a shortage in food and supplies. People just panic and go crazy. I understand we want to buy enough to last a little longer, so we don't have to shopping everyday. We buy enough to last a week.
Good image, now I want to go shopping just for fun.
What a great image. In the way you present it, it looks more like it has nothing in the shelves but I find it very fitting this way, it stands for "we're scared". Unbelievable how the world has changed in such a short time. It leaves nobody out, it leaves nobody cold.
The shelves were quite full yesterday and the amount of visitors in the shop have to be coordinated, you can't go in just like that but they have a counter. One out, one in. But this is a bigger shop so they have to. What lacks a lot is toilet paper :-) The same in the States and Canada when we visited in mid March.
Yes VERY cold. Meanwhile I have the impression we never reach the warm temperatures again.
A very attractive set of images. I especially like the LV with the path and the folks further away from us to the right. Doing Home Office for the second week now, it is especially hard to sit still and your images make me want to move.
Dear Elaine :-) So sad but on the other hand it is also time. We have tried it enough now.
TOM kept me from getting photo Alzheimers, getting away from the "foregrounds" and what not. No more digging in my old archives - ufff. Thanks again for all your efforts making TOM possible.
It was a pleasure meeting you both in person drinking beer @ Hiltl Veggy restaurant. In case you ever "do" Zurich again or any other place in Switzerland, please let us know. I won't do TE but I will do 500px. Some of our friends are quite active there. It is not the same of course but I am sure once I give myself the necessary time, I will find a way, and if not, well I will go for a walk - haha.
By the way there is still the April theme but okay, we're ready when'we ready to leave.
Lovely image with the bee saying "we're ready for spring and summer".
Everlasting (2020/04/01 07:52:25): Same goes here Barbara, if you venture to the Netherlands just let us know, we would love to meet up with you again sometime. (you have my email address)
Enjoy 500 px, I hope you find your place there. I think its too big for me, I'll continue with Footo and TE and my Rotterdam Streets group for the moment.
Again a beautiful and fine macro from you!
I agree with you that ToM was one of the best features of PF, which made the site differ from many others. Thanks for being in the ToM team!
All the best,
Your note applies quite well our situation. I am not living near big forests, but also my walks pass small forest patches. We had -8 °C early in the morning today and temperature will not rise over +2 °C today. Wind is 9 m/s, which makes it feel much colder. Starting tomorrow it will warm up a little again, but just a little.
You photo invites for a walk. I like the way you composed it and the blue sky behind the leafless tree branches looks really beautiful,
very well done this image, the shapes of these curious stairs is in fact a special subject for photos. I liked the result and the inclusion of the lady.
PF is near of its end, if you are interested you can find me in FB or instagran to keep friendship.
a nice view of the rose with the bug. a small sample of visual poetry.
I hope you are better at this moment, it is a hard moment for the mankind, one of those moments of universal risk. I am not so depressed because I am working yet at store, but most of my town is closed. you have the children to give you more hope in the future, remember...
W.Lim (2020/04/01 07:03:53): Thank you for the encouraging words.
impressive this higher view with these many mountains covered with snow. I liked the special effect of the light here.
if PF will have an end you can find me in FB or instagran if you are interested.
guillaumejm (2020/03/31 08:04:14): Hello
Facebook : not possible they banned me :)
Instagram : no account there but I am also on 500px on which I attempted to make some advertising for PF !
Take care of you
a beautiful flagrant of the bird, so cute waiting in a hard situation. at this time probably the spring arrived in your region.
PS: unfortunately PF is near of the end, maybe you would like to keep our friendship using FB or instagran
plimrn (2020/04/01 19:02:35): I'm on Facebook as Patricia Carolan
very beautiful flagrant with your family going ahead in the amazing NP. I saw this mountain at distance. I image it is a special place for treking.
PS: PF is near of the end, if you want you can make contact after in FB or Instagran..