Walking along this street one day
In the pretty month of May ( when else ! )
I saw a pretty lady carrying grapes
Held chest high, in a tray
She smiled. Bon Jour
Stranger that doth come my way
Would you like to taste my grapes
I swear I heard her say
I looked at my watch. There was no time to play.
I heard a voice in my ear.
Monsieur, it is time to pray.
Poetry on all levels, Rayyan! One can definitely hear and feel the warmth...
"Rue des Vignerons" you say??
The kind of beverage they have before dinner, then...
Refreshing, they say...
But... i know you can't be tempted by their white wine. What about the fresh local goat cheese they love to accompany it with, then?
Maybe more to your tastes...
Staying in Alsace..
A little something different...
... and for this weekend's backwoods adventure -- I went to Fox Creek falls in Berne, NY, and found one of the most fascinating waterfalls. With the rock formations, the water in many places came out from between the rocks. Taken with my D3000, 18mm lens, and 2 sec exposure @ f28.
The trail for Fox Creek Falls -- definitely beats a "water runoff" stream bed as a trail, and it comes complete with flowers and NO swarms of black flies and mosquitoes!
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This is a view of first and second tiers of Fox Creek Falls.
A view of all three tiers of Fox Creek Falls.
Still love the rock formations!
Rayyan: Beautiful 'take' on the 'through the fountain' photo! Water as texture and no 'framing' elements of the fountain...excellent choices.
Rayyan: As Corlan said, "poetry". Double entendre and all. And, with a excellent photo as a bonus.
Corlan: Stunning photos of the cold glass of Sauvignon Franc and a cheese. The white-on-white, the garnish , and the way it's lit are extremely attractive. Gourmet Magazine like.
Rayyan: Nice contemplative capture; considering something.
Peter: Terrific photo! Next best thing to killing yourself on a snowmobile.
Rayyan: Just a tease of the church.
CNovick: Nice set of photos. I esp. like the composition and the water blurr in the first one.
Jorgen, sooo "old world" hey?
Well, it was my lunch Saturday. Only missing in the photos is the bread, but that would hardly add a touch of modernity either...
Rayyan: salty? Nope, not this kind. We get these from the farm down the road, they only use super fresh milk, no additives. Cheese don't last for more than 4 days once made. Basically plain pressed home battered milk from the free grazing goats -so it's only available 5 to 6 months a year. Also love the more matured variety btw, including the Camel sort. Long time i didn't have some though -should pay you a visit one day, we'll have this and some of those marvelous dates while discussing photography, tradig travel stories and arguing about the respective merits of oriental and occidental wisdom (and how poorly they're valued in today's world)... yeah, we should do that. One day...
Another beautiful portrait of Ayesha, and yes the guys look
Maybe it was just casual curiosity (hopefully), but the instant captured makes it creepy.
Thanks again all.
Though the next to last sentence would make a terrific and well appropriate opening quote for an opus of your works...
Peter: what a splash!
Vlad: very nice, really.
Have a question though: did you keep the "1-point-something" right angle of the chruch on purpose? My personal impression is that it kinda defeats this somehow meaningful composition by attenuating the leaning human element here. Just my take
At the same time, you also got rid of the bit of arch of the right end side, which is good, too.
Sorry for being so nit-picking... the shot deserved it -and i wish i was all the same for my own photos, at times
Great shot, Vlad.
"Oh, Hardiness of Youth!"
"Little Miss Sunshine"
Certainly can't get any cuter, Steve!
Absolutely wonderfully captured and processed, both of them.
( and, thanks! )