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by aster
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Venice, Italy
Replies: 20
Views: 778

Re: Venice, Italy

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Venice glass is a rightfully famous delicate art piece for many centuries. I love what they can create with this particular glass.
Glad you took some time to see them in their workshop too.

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz
by aster
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily
Replies: 31
Views: 1149

Re: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily

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So, sincerity was measured against one's statue's nose status!? :D
Happy to learn that ' if not waxed' translated to our everyday use as 'sincere'.

I like the first and second panos a lot and the third is indeed an interesting construction machinery. :)

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz
by aster
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily
Replies: 31
Views: 1149

Re: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily

. Hi, Sury; Nice workarounds with technology and serial manufacturing of statues or the structural elements. Fun to hear that there was a tradesman's approach to statues and probably there was quite the demand for this approach. :) The second photo maybe is of how they transferred/transported some o...
by aster
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread!
Replies: 918
Views: 124365

Re: Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread!

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I love the bursts of smoke that resemble the tentacles of a large sea creature. :)
Nicely captured by a cellphone, Valery.

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz
by aster
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily
Replies: 31
Views: 1149

Re: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily

. Neat to sea some classical temple ruins and they are beautiful in an ancient way. :) The erosion of stone/marble material has been truly detrimental apparently. And, no protection to preserve the ruins better for posterity sadly. The pano of the valley is very good and definitely captures a typica...
by aster
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A99-2
Replies: 176
Views: 27018

Re: A99-2

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Just WOW! I'm speechless…

:) Thanks for sharing, Valery.
Yildiz
by aster
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily
Replies: 31
Views: 1149

Re: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily

. :) What a photogenic and neat town! I love the uniformity of the town's buildings. No wonder painters used to love to paint Italian landscapes washed under the region's sun rays. Hmm, that plate's contents look dangerously appetizing but probably were delicious. :) Thanks for sharing, Sury. Yildiz
by aster
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily
Replies: 31
Views: 1149

Re: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily

. Yes, I can see how beautiful a villa it is. I love that they used the durable mosaic technique to both embellish and depict their true story. Pictures are more powerful than words at such times when papers would not have stood the test of time or the harsh conditions of historical events or devast...
by aster
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily
Replies: 31
Views: 1149

Re: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily

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Sea, ships, animals, humans trading at the port …. Daily commerce depictions that are related to sea trade and women in sports…
:D And, I love that circular entrance. They display a very active human force in everyday activities.

Thanks for sharing. All are very nice captures.
Yildiz
by aster
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily
Replies: 31
Views: 1149

Re: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily

Those samples are very nice, Sury.
Very fine mosaic art. I also like the interior of the building.

Thanks for sharing.
Yildiz
by aster
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily
Replies: 31
Views: 1149

Re: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily

Wow, this valley on the way to Piazza Armerina is amazing. :) Newly harvested fields and hills to keep the road trip fresh for the eyes. Romans did a wonderful documentation with their mosaic techniques. I also spend time observing the mosaics, since they are firsthand info from the Romans as they s...
by aster
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A99-2
Replies: 176
Views: 27018

Re: A99-2

Lovely photos and I love the costumes that the girls are wearing as elves. :) I believe you did great with your new lens; it's never the equipment but it's the person holding the camera and his/her eye for photography and you're one fine photographer! :D Thanks for sharing and now I'll visit an old ...
by aster
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Catch of the day...
Replies: 190
Views: 32007

Re: Catch of the day...

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That owl surely looks eerie against the black background. Keeping a keen eye on you while you're clicking away, Valery! :)

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz
by aster
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily
Replies: 31
Views: 1149

Re: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily

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Love the market plaza and the scenic funfair overlooking the sea, Sury.
It's wintery here now and looking at your sun-filled summer shots feels good. :D

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz
by aster
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily
Replies: 31
Views: 1149

Re: Mt. Etna, Taormina and Aggregento, Sicily

. Very beautiful corner of the Earth! :) Love the water colour and the curving beach. The transparency of the water is making this cove especially attractive. Reaching here from other locations must be an exciting and nostalgic little trip on Gondolas. :D Great scenery all around. Thanks for sharing...

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