ViewBug and Tristan Quevilly

In March of this year I found ViewBug – “a creative community with the world’s best photo contests.”

It was a love from the first sight. I joined it and it gives me an opportunity to relax a bit during very difficult time in my life (my wife is very seriously ill).

In every creative community you meet interesting people. I made many friends with extremely talented and very good people on WordPress. I also starting to know people in ViewBug.

Before my wife became ill I saw the portfolio of Tristan Quevilly on ViewBug and his newly created website. Tristan is from France but now lives and works in Columbia. Below is one of his photos.Cherua by Tristan Quevilly on 500px.com

This is what Tristan wrote to you:

“I’m Tristan Quevilly, a Portrait and Landscape photographer living in Colombia. 
 
I share with you … some photos I love, I hope you will enjoy them and maybe change your mind about this country. Colombia is not a dangerous country as everybody says, but  a true paradise with wonderful people and places ! You are all welcome ! “
I am sure that you’ll enjoy very much seeing Tristan’s photos HERE.
 
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Paintings of Anna Kostenko

Landscapes

LANDSCAPES

I got my first digital camera in June when I was in Pocono Manor in Pennsylvania. Then we returned to Queens and walked only in Queens and Manhattan.

The header of this post shows a wonderful example of the landscape architecture. Another example is below. I edited both pictures today to give more color and life.

LANDSCAPE by JF

LANDSCAPE                                                                                                      by JF

I also want to show you a black and white photo shot in the Flushing Meadow Park in Queens. Hope that you’ll like combination of nature with buildings of the great city.

MEADOW LAKE IN QUEENS by JF

MEADOW LAKE IN QUEENS                                                                        by JF

An Old Master or a Mini-Monet (Kieron Williamson)?

The article below tells about an art prodigy Kieron Williamson and gives six opportunities to choose between his paintings and paintings of Old Masters.

I was right 5 times.

Enjoy the article and please let me know your results.

KIERON WILLIAMSON

 

A beautiful country!

A beautiful girl whom I love very much (Renee B.) made three photos below.

Please describe what you see on each photo, what you feel and let us know what  country it is.

It is sunny and warm in Pocono Manor today and I spent this morning taking pictures. You will see them soon (it is not a threat).

Enjoy life! It’s a gift!

1pers

*1river

*1night

Blogs and photography of Rajiv Chopra.

Not long ago I discovered a blog Rajiv Chopra Photography (http://www.rajivchopra.com/-/rajivchopra/). I explored it and then asked Rajiv’s permission to introduce some of his photos to my followers and guests. He kindly agreed and sent me some photos that were not on his blog.

Later I found out that Rajiv has several other blogs:

rajivchopra (http://rajivchopra.me/)

A Gypsy’s Chronicles (http://crookedimagez.me/)

A Gypsy’s Life In Black And White (http://crooked-and-black.com/).

Each of them is interesting and has its own life. I am sure that you will like not only Rajiv’s photos but his very intensive and interesting writings.

It was not easy to choose what particular Rajiv’s photos to show you. I decided to show two photos made in India (Rajiv’s country) and one his photo made in Germany. Here they are:

SATAULI - SKY AND GREEN

SATAULI – SKY AND GREEN

A CUP OF TEA

A CUP OF TEA

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CHURCH AT ROTTACH EGERN

CHURCH AT ROTTACH EGERN

Two photos of full Moons.

This blog is already 6.5 months old. During its existence I posted many photos of Full Moons. I am sure that some of you missed several beautiful photos. So today I decided to show you two of them (both shared with members of the Google Photo Community).

Drive me to the Moon!  by Arileza Shakerna, shared by Nicolas Green

Drive me to the Moon!
by Arileza Shakerna, shared by Nicolas Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon rising over Mount Shasta by Derek Kind, shared by Isabella Jasmina

Full Moon rising over Mount Shasta, by Derek King, shared by I. Jasmina

 

Gustav Klimt.

Let’s start with a short excerpt from Wikipedia:

“In 2006, the 1907 portrait, Adele Bloch-Bauer I, was purchased for the Neue Galerie New York by Ronald Lauder reportedly for US $135 million, surpassing Picasso‘s 1905 Boy With a Pipe (sold May 5, 2004 for $104 million), as the highest reported price ever paid for a painting.

On August 7, 2006, Christie’s auction house announced it was handling the sale of the remaining four works by Klimt that were recovered by Maria Altmann and her co-heirs after their long legal battle against Austria… The portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II was sold at auction in November 2006 for $88 million, the third-highest priced piece of art at auction at the time.[24] The Apple Tree I (ca. 1912) sold for $33 million, Birch Forest (1903) sold for $40.3 million,[25] and Houses in Unterach on Lake Atter (1916) sold for $31 million.”

I wanted to introduce to you Gustav Klimt several weeks ago but only today I found a website that I like very much. It tells about events when Klimt lived, about his life and allows you to look at his paintings (by clicking on each of them).

Please explore the website HERE.

Now, there were two portraits of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Klimt. Who was she?

You can find an answer HERE.

 

Art of Alois Absenger.

I was lucky to find the blog of Alois Absenger (aloisabsenger.wordpress.com) soon after I started my blog. From that time I enjoy his photos.

Alois places his photos in different categories: landscapes, art meets nature, mammals, birds, insects, still life, etc.

Today I received his permission to post three of his photos at once to show diversity of his work. Then there was a big problem to choose what to post. In the process I understood that whatever I choose will not be good enough, that the only way to understand and enjoy Alois’ work is to go to his blog. So photos below is only an introduction to the blog.

I hope that Alois approves my choice. Below are three photos.

STOP!

STOP!

WINE ROUTE

WINE ROUTE

ART MEETS NATURE

ART MEETS NATURE