Thursday, June 30, 2011

Blue



Blue

The smiling eyes like deep blue pools of love,
Delicious drowning feeling every call I make,
A flash of our seventh heaven lunch in Wien.

The lovely feeling as you nestle in my pocket,
Forever with me, good vibrations, but apart,
This lonely traveller is sleeping with you now.

Ten thousand miles, so far but yet, so near,
Another week before my blue turns bright,
In your “Hi, good morning” arms again.

Ian Beckett (Poems of Life and Death, Love and Passion)





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Fragaria





Canadians seem to love strawberries, at least in spring and summer. They also love deserts, which taste delicious and make practice some food photography. Here are some examples of splendid mouthfuls, which always seem to end too fast....

Can you list these as top 3? Starting with the most delicious as first.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Façade postiche


I need some help defining French words Façade postiche to English. It is false facade, but that not the real way of describing a style photographed on this picture. It is just amazingly brilliant and attractive. It is 10 out of 10 with a sky like this one on the background.


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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lady from Barcelona


So I think now it is time for statues.




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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Eastern cottontail baby


The eastern cottontail is chunky red-brown or gray-brown in appearance with large hind feet, long ears and a short fluffy white tail. Its underside fur is white. There is a rusty patch on the tail. Its appearance differs from that of a hare in that it has a brownish-gray coloring around the head and neck. The body is lighter color with a white underside on the tail. It has large brown eyes and large ears to see and listen for danger. In winter the cottontail's pelage is more gray than brown. The kits develop the same coloring after a few weeks, but they also have a white blaze that goes down their forehead; this marking eventually disappears. The average adult weighs about 1.1 to 1.8 kg (2 to 4 lbs); however the female tends to be heavier. (Wikipedia.org)


Check this OUT.

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Spring


Finally after a long rainy, windy, cold spring a beautiful summer has arrived.




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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Native Canadian art


First painting portrays the birth of a female.
The second the birth of....(sorry I have forgotten this).

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Revell’s design consists of twin towers surrounding a white disk-like council chamber which is mounted on a raised platform, with entrances located below that are open to the public. There is also a ramp located on the left side of the front entrance that connects to the platform and also leads to the council chamber. The two towers are of unequal height as the east tower is taller than the west. The facades of the twin towers are ribbed with concrete only on the convex surface while the concave facades are lined with glass windows and marble panels. The City Hall is nicknamed “The Eye of the Government” because it resembles a large eye in a plan view. Revell died a year before the New City Hall was completed.

(Wikipedia.org)


P.s. There are more pictures to come in the future, as this one picture doesn't really portray everything.



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Monday, June 20, 2011

Anni



No need for big words, just read IT!







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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Taraxacum....




....trees and grass, make a pretty evening haze.





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Friday, June 17, 2011

Portraits of a dog


I had a nice conversation with an architect about the paintings. She said that she likes paintings which portray something you can't photograph. What the paintings should look like? I think it has to be something that reflects the emotions of your inner self, something you paint on a canvas which portrays crazy unreal/real stuff. It may be Dali-like paintings where time is melting or Picasso-like abstracts which are hard to understand. But tastes are different as are people.
That thought from her was imho a great compliment to photography.
Something to think about the paintings, right?



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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tamworth in change





Change for the better.





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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jesus is everywhere

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Tiger





Many faces of a beautiful creature.




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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Canadian Museum of Nature




Other than making panorama, I am presenting three photos of the new glass exhibition area in Canadian Museum of Nature. Maybe the house itself doesn't look something really majestic (I am sure for bunch of people it does), but that protruding glass part is something. For me mattered most than the house itself, what was inside of those sturdy walls. The trip to world of nature was terrific. Exhibits looked nice, wonderfully designed, nice IT solutions, lots of interactivity, lots of material for learning and thinking. Four hours seemed like a moment.

Nature comes first.




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Monday, June 06, 2011

Yellow


....is a beautiful color.









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Sunday, June 05, 2011

News


Mis toimub?





Pühendatud Eevale

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Castor canadensis



They are known for their alarm signal: when startled or frightened, a swimming beaver will rapidly dive while forcefully slapping the water with its broad tail, audible over great distances above and below water. This serves as a warning to beavers in the area. Once a beaver has sounded the alarm, nearby beavers will dive and may not reemerge for some time. Beavers are slow on land, but are good swimmers, and can stay under water for as long as 15 minutes.

Beavers are herbivores, and prefer the wood of quaking aspen, cottonwood, willow, alder, birch, maple and cherry trees. They also eat sedges, pondweed, and water lilies.

Beavers do not hibernate, but store sticks and logs in a pile in their ponds, eating the underbark. Some of the pile is generally above water and accumulates snow in the winter. This insulation of snow often keeps the water from freezing in and around the food pile, providing a location where beavers can breathe when outside their lodge.

The importance of the Beaver in the development of Canada through the fur trade led to its designation as the national animal. It is depicted on the Canadian five-cent piece and was on the first pictorial postage stamp issued in the Canadian colonies in 1849 (the so-called "Three-Penny Beaver"). As a national symbol, the beaver was chosen to be the mascot of the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal with the name "Amik" ("beaver" in Ojibwe). The beaver is also the symbol of many units and organizations within the Canadian Forces, such as on the cap badges of the Royal 22e Régiment and the Canadian Military Engineers. Toronto Police Services, London Police Service, Canadian Pacific Railway Police Service and Canadian Pacific Railway crest bears the beaver on their crest or coat of arms. (Wikipedia.org)

There you go, very Canadian animal.



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Friday, June 03, 2011

Lilacs














This year lilacs had a stronger influence on me than ever, so I decided to have a mini exhibition of the best lilac shots this spring. I had never looked on lilacs like that before. There is more than we see in a glance.



Thank you, Hans.




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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Café




Colors. Forms. Emotions. Smells. Tastes. Smiles. Truth.





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Canadian Museum of Civilization




CMoC has a really wonderful design. Douglas Cardinal obviously has his style, which sort of looks like flowing there between 60's and 70's (what I know about architecture anyway). But Telus World of Science in Edmonton looks like something from the future. Very interesting.
Local man after all.





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