Beautiful! I like the framing with the purple flowers providing good contrast and nice detail on the resting lady while the ope insect shows the contrast between the upper & downside of the wings...and now I know the name of my butterfiles Thank you for sharing
A very nice moment of young men enjoying a relaxing bike ride, no longer as a real mood of transportation, but more for recreation. I missed those days when most people of China were traveling by bicycles. These days cars and motorcycles going so fast it is dangerous to be walking and crossing the streets in China. I saw 3 motorcyclist accidents in front of us during my trip in China.
A very compelling daily life of traveler. I can feel the chaos as I remember being in many busy airports, and bus or train stations, in that part of the world. The hustling and bustling noise and people squeezing trying to make their way through the crowd....you captured well that feeling.
I agree completely, being on vacation is great, but I also love coming home and uploading the photos to my computer and remembering all the things that I did through the pictures. Sometimes when you are there your so focus on the moment you don't see certain things or notice some other details and our photos help capture some of that...even the mood and atmosphere.
When I was there it rained for 2 whole days. It stopped the day I left, and we get to see the top of Denali for 15 minutes and it disappeared again.
Must be some experience to do the ATV tour. I have never been on one. This looks exciting being in the heart of nature....Good shot and the atmosphere is as I remember it.
Wow! Perfcet DOF! The dark red color & seven petals showered with pollen , I've never seen a flower like this one either, the closest I can find in my wonderful 'Flowers of the Pacific Northwest,' is a Salmon berry.....I'm pretty sure it is not that one. I do love the book though, it not only organizes by color but also shape and number of petals
I do like the up close flower detail, it's a delight. I'm thinking I was wrong about my dahlia comment, this image looks quite a bit like the earlier flower but I've never seen a dahlia like this. SAJ, P
You certainly made the best of your Austrian trip! Your images are special for me because they are taken on long hikes; clearly you're in great physical condition. Is this a regular expedition for you? The detail of your notes is a further delight. It's nice to see there is still a bit of glacier on Schattenspitze. The Lv is even better, it gives a very real sense of, "being there!"
Regards from an autumnal Bear Lane, we must be at similar latitudes, Pat
The wonderful sky and its reflection star of this show; you also did a very good job of extracting some detail in the ship without making it look overdone. The large view increases my delight. I am having a great time following your trip. GLV to, Pat
plimrn (2019/08/20 19:02:08): Ah well, I'm not much of a crowd personmortijo (2019/08/19 18:30:40): Thank you Patricia. You seem to be a "Lonesome traveller".
I guessed this was your image before I opened it. It's a favorite for me for the low light and the great chiaroscuro but most of all for the wonderful memories that the hollyhocks bring me. Larry was enchanted with the hollyhocks we saw during our time in Denmark
mortijo (2019/08/19 18:28:28): Thank you for the fav. We call them stokrozen.
I do like this image of your boat. The great framing includes a lighthouse and passengers debarking from the boat. Still it's the watery reflections on the bow of the boat that make this image really special for me. I'm convinced that small boat travel is the best way to go. GLV, Pat
Even from the thumbnail I recognize this image has yours; my first thought was, "Oh What a beautiful image!",
....the next was, "It must be Lasse's." It looks like your move was really good: less time in yard work and more for photography. I I really could not choose a favorite from this series. They are all splendid! What a beautiful walk, no wonder it's a favorite. I also really appreciate your time to describe each photo in the series. The map view is also splendid. By zooming out, I was impressed by the beauty of your location. How I do you get the image to show up large when it is first opened?
Each image is unique. In the main you combine excellent detail (I can actually name some of the plants, like the lupine) with a scene uncluttered by the footprints of civilization. It conveys a great sense of peace. In the second image, the shaded foreground gives a sense of comfort. The third gives me the feeling that I could walk this path with you. The way the path disappears into the trees, in the next image, conveys a sense of mystery. All of images have wonderful patterns of light and shadow; however, in #5 the chiaroscuro, together with the curve of the water give particularly nice depth of field. The image of Klobben Beach has a very wide open feeling. The reflections and the lone swimmer on the dock provide additional delight. The way you frame the clubhouse, between the granite shore and the blue sky above is very effective. The dog really makes the image of the people waiting for the boat. Most Marina images of boats lined up neatly are not very attractive; yet the foreground flowers the reflection and the wonderful clouds in the blue sky make this image work as well. Your final image celebrates Finland's wonderful forests. They are the thing that I remember best about Finland.
Your series has given me a delightful morning, thank you.
Your main is clearly the star of the show! You framed that beautiful flower well & captured splendid detail. I'm guessing it is a dahlia. The CI is interesting and unique. I wonder what kind? I can see why you took the time to make a composite of three images for your panorama. none of the three images of loan would have the impact of all three together. Black and white was a good choice also. It really emphasizes the patterns created in the ground
guillaumejm (2019/08/19 18:31:48): Thank's a lot pat. Always much appreciated .
your black-and-white conversion is very effective here. It really brings out the lovely details of the girl's face. Is that their father behind her? He can't keep his eyes off you either. Glf Pat
Beautiful and indeed very interesting pictures. Maybe warmer air was passing a cold air "bubble" with condensation of the warmer air. What was the ambient temperature? Did a possible warm fromt bring some light rain? Still very fine pictures!
here we are in the middle of the cherry tree explosion of flowers, anyway they are japanese ones. amazing this vertical compo showing the beauty of the flowers in the streets and people in the lower part. very beautiful. I presume they will produce fruits after.
here we have crossed around 6 weeks with no rain, some weeks are very hot and others are very cold, from minus 1.5 celsius in a day to 30C in few days after. not good for our bodies. air is very dry and plants are becoming to die.
I liked the image, it fits perfectly to the theme of month.
nice sense of velocity, movement and life. interesting as the girl is watching you taking the photo while the others are concerned in the job.
our rivers has lots of rapids, it would be nice place to do this sport.
plimrn (2019/08/20 18:19:42): Perhaps you could start river running trips!
I have a similar wood pecker in my gallery with these dots and almost same colors. interesting how nature created two versions so similar em so far places. nice image, excellent quality.
plimrn (2019/08/19 16:58:48): Whoops I was trying to use the microphone on my cellphone to respond and I neglected to proof the reply. That would be an Andean Flickerplimrn (2019/08/19 16:55:32): Well the northern flicker does migrate it's not the distance has achieved by a monarch butterfly I did find an Indian flicker image which is possibly related to the ones that you see
here is one you could have linked to the tom
saxo042 (2019/08/18 15:57:54): Thanks, that was of course my intention. But if you miss for example "Category" and have to go back, everything disappears. So it is easy to miss this obvious measure.