Saturday, November 30, 2013
Plač tower morning. More photos from this autumn in this video http://peterzajfrid.com/prelepa-jesen-2013/?lang=en
This shot was taken in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea in Baku coastline. Rusted metal construction that you see in the photo used to be a well-known bridge where a number of people were fishing every day. In order to take the capture I wanted, I visited the place 5 times, and eventually I got it in a windy and cold evening. I'm very pleased to share this shot with 500px community. Your negative/positive feedback about the photo would be highly appreciated.
Shooting insects are tough job to do in photography and it requires a lot of patience. Hunting and waiting for a single beautiful moments is always exciting. Sometimes it takes hours or a day to make a better shots and chances are there you ended up the whole day nothing. Again thank you guys for all your supports….
Tonight I'm alone in the summit. I did not expect to find so much snow around me and all this bitter cold. The fatigue was so great to get to this viewpoint, but the excitement once again wins on them. The clouds are the absolute protagonists with a really unusual color, maybe thanks to the influence of the last rays of light reaching the sky from the sunset. The emerging mist created a mystical atmosphere. I was spellbound by the uniqueness of the scene, so I took all the time to admire it
Suncheon Bay (순천만) This is one of a natural eco-system and protected wetland in south korea It's called by Suncheon Bay Suncheon Bay is rapidly gaining international recognition as a natural eco-system and protected wetland on the Korean peninsula Suncheon Bay is outstanding for its display of dense reeds, its provision of habitat to a variety bird species (local as well as migratory) and its tidal setting. The natural "S" shape of the Bay is one of Korea's best settings for sunset photography.
Oia - Santorini - Greece, agost de 2013
Marina Dubai, view from Palm. Cityscape was shot during the sunset of foggy day. www.facebook.com/marekkijevskyphotography Processed with HDREfex Pro by Niksoftware (3 exposures) Some more adjusment was done also by Niksoftware (Pro Contrast, Detail Extractor, Silver Efex) Reflection made by new layer in CS6 ©2013 Marek Kijevský, all rights reserved
Friday, November 29, 2013
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La playa de arena volcanica situada junto al Jokulsarlon, cuyo nombre es Breiðamerkursandur, ofrece un marco incomparable para el fotografo. Alli he vivido seguramente varias de las mejores experiencias que he tenido en mi vida. Si te apetece vivir una experiencia similar, acompañanos en nuestro próximo workshop en Islandia en Marzo de 2014. Mas informacion aqui: Workshop en Islandia ¡¡¡SOLO QUEDAN 3 PLAZAS!!! Realizada con el sistema LucrOit y un filtro HiTech ND IR de 10 pasos. The volcanic sand beach next to Jokulsarlon, whose name is Breidamerkursandur, offers a unique location for photographers. I lived there probably some of the best experiences I've had in my life. If you want to live a similar experience, come with us to Iceland next March. More info, here: Workshop en Islandia ¡¡¡ONLY 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE!!! Taken with the LucrOit system and a HiTech ND IR filter of 10 stops.
Casa Milà better known as La Pedrera or 'The Quarry', is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built during the years 1906–1912. It is located at 92, Passeig de Gràcia (passeig is Catalan for promenade) in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was a controversial design at the time for the bold forms of the undulating stone facade and wrought iron decoration of the balconies and windows, designed largely by Josep Maria Jujol, who also created some of the plaster ceilings. Architecturally it is considered an innovative work for its steel structure and curtain walls – the façade is self-supporting. Other innovative elements were the construction of underground car parking and separate lifts and stairs for the owners and their servants. In 1984, it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The building is made open to the public by the Catalunya Caixa Foundation, which manages the various exhibitions and activities and visits to the interior and roof. Casa Milà was built for the married couple, Roser Segimon and Pere Milà. Roser Segimon was the wealthy widow of Josep Guardiola, an Indiano, a term applied locally to the Catalans returning from the American colonies with tremendous wealth. Her second husband, Pere Milà, was a developer who was criticized for his flamboyant lifestyle and ridiculed by the contemporary residents of Barcelona, when they joked about his love of money and opulence, wondering if he was not rather more interested in "the widow’s guardiola" (piggy bank), than in "Guardiola’s widow". Roof and chimneys The work of Gaudí on the rooftop of La Pedrera was a collective of his experience at Palau Güell, but with solutions that were clearly more innovative - this time creating shapes and volumes with more body, more prominence, and less polychromatic. On the rooftop there are six skylights/staircase exits (four of which were covered with broken pottery and some that ended in a double cross typical of Gaudí), twenty-eight chimneys in several groupings (like were designed for Casa Batlló), twisted so that the smoke came out better, two half-hidden vents whose function is to renew the air in the building, crowning the walkway that goes around this dream castle, four cupulins (domes?) that discharged to the facade. The staircases also house the water tanks; some of these are snail-shaped. The stepped roof of La Pedrera, called "the garden of warriors" by the poet Pere Gimferrer because the chimneys appear to be protecting the skylights, has undergone a radical restoration, removing chimneys added in interventions after Gaudí, television antennas, and other elements that degraded the space. The restoration brought back the splendor to the chimneys and the skylights that were covered with fragments of marble and broken Valencia tiles. One of the chimneys was topped with glass pieces - it was said that Gaudí did that the day after the inauguration of the building, taking advantage of the empty bottles from the party. It was restored with the bases of champagne bottles from the early twentieth century. The repair work has enabled the restoration of the original impact of the overhangs made of stone from Ulldecona with fragments of tiles. This whole set is more colorful than the facade, although here the creamy tones are dominant. Gaudi, a Catholic and a devotee of the Virgin Mary, planned for the Casa Milà to be a spiritual symbol. Overt religious elements include an excerpt from the Rosary prayer on the cornice and planned statues of Mary, specifically Our Lady of the Rosary, and two archangels, St. Michael and St. Gabriel.
Please click on the picture for a better view. . Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure which unites the cultural diversity of Islamic world, the historical and modern values of architecture and art. His final resting place is located on the grounds beside the same mosque. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world. The mosque site is equivalent to the size five football[clarification needed] fields approximately. As the country's grand mosque, it is the key place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers. During Eid it can be visited more than 40,000 people. (wikipedia)