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Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
18 Aug 2013 5:01AM
This is an amazing image Marian !! Really well taken. I like V1 a lot Smile

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S_Psharma 3 1 India
18 Aug 2013 6:13AM
Fine picture sepia tone looks better.
V1 has the edge Potra, time captured memories.
Gordon
18 Aug 2013 6:51AM
I don't think your comment is silly, Marian.
We all have those type of thoughts.

The images might benefit from brightening but they tell your story accurately.
Well done.
18 Aug 2013 7:10AM
It's certainly not silly, Marian. Surely we must all feel this, sometimes. But I always try to remember that we don't just lose things that were good, we also lose things that were bad.
18 Aug 2013 7:40AM
Nothing seems as beautiful as it was Marian, or maybe it's that we are looking at things with less than youthful Eyes? Love this old image, a very unusual and nicely composed shot.

John Smile
18 Aug 2013 8:34AM
V 1 is just wonderful...
I am going down memory lane as a child living in Australia.....
Thankyou!!!!
Not too keen on the white corners though....
But looking at my ancient photo album the corners holding the photos in are still white....
Keep your inspiring photos and thoughts coming!!
capto Plus
4 3.6k 8 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 9:21AM
Photos of the past always have a special value. Just think that at some time in the future people will be getting all sentimental looking at images from today.Smile

ivor
18 Aug 2013 9:31AM
Ivor: I wonder if, in the future, there will be any photographs to view.
With the advances in technology, storage mediums are progressing faster than retrieval systems.
When was the last time you used the VCR?
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
18 Aug 2013 10:40AM
I like the great period feel produced, Marian. Got the inspiration from you and tried to shoot palm leaves, but failed to get a decent shot.
widtink 3 406 2 Scotland
18 Aug 2013 10:41AM
Nicely thought provoking Marian , the sepia is my fave. GrinGrinGrin

Rod
Irishkate Plus
5 33 94 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 10:50AM
I love the sepia toning in V1 - the palm trees and beach umbrellas look so exotic to us in G.B.
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Nikonuser1 Plus
3 20 10 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 11:01AM
A great image Marian, very thought provoking as Rod said, I like the sepia toneing on V1, well capturedSmile


Cliff
debu 6 India
18 Aug 2013 3:11PM
Excellent work.
debu
Potra 3 Venezuela
18 Aug 2013 3:33PM
Thanks to all for your kind comments. Although I am a relentless optimist sometimes the situation in my country gets to my heart. I aged this picture while wishing one could bring things the way they were sometime in the past, when there was less money and more beauty.
M
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 4:09PM
Imaginative, and ingenious imagery Marian.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Potra 3 Venezuela
18 Aug 2013 4:21PM

Quote:I like the great period feel produced, Marian. Got the inspiration from you and tried to shoot palm leaves, but failed to get a decent shot.


Nezih, I can only repeat what Cartier-Bresson said about the first 10,000 pictures being the worst ones. Wink
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
18 Aug 2013 8:00PM
It does have a nostalgic look about it Smile
Rende
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
19 Aug 2013 10:36PM
This is beautiful. V1 for me.
-=\Walter
20 Aug 2013 12:26AM
Not silly at all.Like both versions
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Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 5:54AM
I like both images. Your title is very right.
When I go to Portugal I get the same thoughts as your title...
Some areas that used to be so quaint have been ruined with apartments to acommodate the Tourist Industry... The fishing boats has been removed from most beaches to make room for deck chairs and some wonderful orchands have disapeared to set up the fields as golf courses...
Sad the price we pay for it all... Beauty for the "gold" beast...

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