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Hi, WELCOME to my gallery - hoping that you like it and looking forward to your comments! My intention is to show and encourage you that photography as a hobby can give great pleasure, even with a modest compact camera and even in your hometown surroundings (without expensive travels). .................................................................. Some NOTES: I have decided to reduce the size of my normal photos to 1,024 x 768 pixels in order to save time for uploading and displaying - still not everybody around the world has got a flat-rate high-speed internet access! And huge photos need a lot of scrolling or a huge monitor ... If you prefer to see the much bigger full-resolution version of a certain photo, just ask for it in the comments. For your better orientation I have SORTED my TAGS LIST: My English tags start with a # sign so that they are heading my tags list, followed by the "category" tags which begin with a * sign. These are separated into the English version (with additional # sign) and the German version (only the * sign). Then there are the "number of visitors" tags starting with a > sign, and the "location" tags with an @ sign at the beginning. The last ones are the German tags without any special sign. .................................................................. I am a Panoramio member since 20-July-2009, born 1965, and I'm living in Neuss (153,000 inhabitants, near Duesseldorf/Germany on the Rhine). My knowledge of LANGUAGES: German (Ich vermute, daß die meisten deutschen Internetnutzer genug Englisch verstehen, darum hier aus Platzgründen mein Profil nur auf Englisch.), English (obviously!), and also some French and Spanish (both better understanding than writing/speaking, due to lack of practice). What a mercy that there are online dictionaries such as http://dict.leo.org/ .................................................................. My PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE: As a teenager in the late 1970ies, I started with a very simple Kodak Instamatic camera. Does anybody remember the film cassettes and flash cubes? :-D Then I took over an old Agfa Silette from my mother, later a really nice little Minox 35 GL with shutter priority (calculating the exposure time). But apart from the costs for prints, I always disliked the effort of manually arranging the photo albums - there are still loads of more-than-10-year-old photos waiting to be handled (from South-Western USA, Greece, Ireland, Norway ... what a pity!), and in 1998 I finally gave up analogue photography for this reason. - Now since October 2008, I'm still enjoying my first and only digital camera: a Canon PowerShot A590 IS, an 8 MP compact with 4x optical zoom, 5,8-23,2mm focal length (35-140mm equivalent), optical image stabilizer and some manual control possibilities. And I'm glad to learn more about photography by visiting your galleries, from reading the comments and in the Panoramio forums, and of course by practising ... .................................................................. Best regards from Neuss, Ralf .................................................................. PS: I'm inviting you to participate in my project, a database in the Panoramio Photography Forum listing the compact digicam model names and their users, for easy access to their galleries: www.panoramio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=23948
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Beautiful view

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With a best wishes

Maria

Amazing picture, the colors and shapes are speechless. I wonder how the nature made that impressive cave.

Very impressive photograph and galery , very nice photo. YsL I added your gallery to my favorites. Friendly greetings from Serbia-Belgrade,Mijodrag

Amazing architecture. Well photographed.

LIKE + FAV.

Best regards.

Bogdan

Just as well the car had breaks,very funny and very well taken.Like,favorite.Mac.

Great moment , great photo ! L

Dankeschön, Dida :-)) Ich habe noch ein paar Geschichten auf Lager - warte aber noch etwas damit, damit in dem Thread auch in ein paar Tagen/Wochen noch 'was neues erscheint ...

Grüsse von Buelipix

Schöne Aufnahme, gefällt mir. Der Aachener Dom wurde von Kaiser Karl dem Großen Ende des achten Jahrhunders bauen lassen. Eine archetektonische Meisterleistung und Zeuge von hoher handwerklicher Kunst. Der Dom

Gruß und Like Otmar

Hallo Frank, schöne Aufnahme. Ich war heute dort und es wurde mal wieder geerntet! L1+FAV, Viele Grüße, Lothar

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