Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ford Pickup F150

Ford Pickup F150 by glasseyes view
Ford Pickup F150, a breathtaking photo by glasseyes view on Flickr.
The F-Series is a series of full-size pickup trucks from Ford Motor Company which has been sold continuously for over six decades. The most popular variant of the F-Series is the F-150. It has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States for the past 32 years, and the best-selling pick-up for 43 years, and the best selling vehicle in Canada, though this does not include combined sales of GM pick-up trucks.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Alba in Toscana

Alba in Toscana by David Butali
Alba in Toscana, a photo by David Butali on Flickr.

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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contain well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany produces wines, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino. Having a strong linguistic and cultural identity, it is sometime considered "a nation within a nation". Seven Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites



Saturday, March 15, 2014

Venice

Venice by ceca67
Venice, see more breathtaking photos by ceca67 on Flickr.
Venice is one of the most romantic cities of the World. The name Venice is derived from the ancient Veneti people who used to live in the region by the 10th century BC. The city used to be the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante", "Serenissima", "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals". 



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

spot-on

spot-on by pete ware
spot-on, see more breathtaking photos by pete ware on Flickr.
An eye for seeing things differently - Mr Lincoln has it.

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Copyright (c) Peter Ware 2014


Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Platform

The Platform by Mark Littlejohn
The Platform, see more breathtaking photos by Mark Littlejohn on Flickr.

Updating one or two oldies that were deleted ages ago. I've replaced them elsewhere but not here. I uploaded this a year or two back as a split toned mono. Don't know why - might have been the Rioja or the whisky. This was the normal exposure tester for the longer exposure a shot or two back in my stream. Could I have given it more foreground? No, unfortunately due to various other bits and bobs lower down that was as close to a full reflection as I was going to get. At least it fades into darkness. I was tempted to cut the reflection in half but I love the ripples too much. Thats the nature of life I suppose - you have to make a wee sacrifice every now and then. Taken with my old faithful combo - Pentax K-X and Sigma 10-20. A combination that punched well above its weight.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Backlight

Backlight by Spherical Me
Backlight, see more breathtaking photos by Spherical Me on Flickr.

A photo taken a long time ago, posted to make you smile. Have a happy day.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sunset in Venezia

Sunset in Venezia by Cedric Favero
Sunset in Venezia, a breathtaking photo by Cedric Favero on Flickr.
It is said that the Carnival of Venice was started from a victory of the "Serenissima Repubblica" against the Patriarch of Aquileia, Ulrico di Treven in the year 1162. In the honor of this victory, the people started to dance and make reunions in San Marco Square. Apparently, this festival started on that period and became official in the Renaissance. In the seventeenth century, the baroque carnival was a way to save the prestigious image of Venice in the world. It was very famous during the eighteenth century. It encouraged licence and pleasure, but it was also used to protect Venetians against the anguish for present time and future. However, under the rule of the King of Austria, the festival was outlawed entirely in 1797 and the use of masks became strictly forbidden. It reappeared gradually in the nineteenth century, but only for short periods and above all for private feasts, where it became an occasion for artistic creations. 

After a long absence, the Carnival returned to operate in 1979. The Italian government decided to bring back the history and culture of Venice, and sought to use the traditional Carnival as the centerpiece of its efforts. The redevelopment of the masks began as the pursuit of some Venetian college students for the tourist trade. Today, approximately 3 million visitors come to Venice every year for Carnival. One of the most important events is the contest for la maschera più bella ("the most beautiful mask") placed at the last weekend of the Carnival and juried by a panel of international costume and fashion designers.

Venezia / Venice

Venezia / Venice by bjorbrei
Venezia / Venice, a photo by bjorbrei on Flickr.


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