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jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030) [2017-12-18 19:31]

Hey bud!

How are you doing these days? It's been a long time since I've stopped in and left a comment, mainly because of time restrictions, but as a baseball fan I can't let this one pass me by. :) And as a football fan too, ouch...what a punch in the gut yesterday with that Steelers loss. Titans took a rough one too. Misery loves company, yeah? LOL

What a fantastic shot, I love everything about this...the view and the story behind it all come together for a tremendous outcome! You've captured a great deal of NYC essence with this one, there's such a strong "daily life" vibe here...well, during the summer anyway. Winter brings about an entirely different mood. :P

I've experienced many times in my travels abroad where other people tend to get hyper curious, even agitated, when my camera comes out when kids are around. I'm surprised that so many comments before me address that and are surprised themselves!?

Anyway, just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed this shot and wish you well during this Christmas season. :)

Take it easy amigo. Cheers,


jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030) [2017-04-12 15:49]

Salut chere Cricri! :)

Wow, congratulations on 100!! Woo-hoo! lol

I have just recently posted 2 pictures from Monument Valley on my Instagram, so it would appear that we are definitely sharing the same memories and sentiments at this time. :)

I am not only so happy that you came to visit, but that you enjoyed it all as much as myself! :)

And what a terrific image to choose for this century mark, the awe inspiring beauty of this landscape! The strong winds may have been a nuisance, but they surely did not detract from the experience and beauty of this land.

Superbly presented with such rich colors and enticing atmosphere. Glad that we didn't get blown away! haha

Thank you for being such a wonderful "spokesperson" for Arizona, sharing these many images and stories. :) Happy that your American dream was realized.

Gros bisous, mon amie.


jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030) [2016-04-15 23:03]

Bonjour Cricri,

Ahaha, I just posted a picture as well...we are "neighbors" today. :))

What a beautiful start to the day this was, the image is still rather vivid in my mind. The calm water is like a sheet of glass, and the reflections from the landscape are crystal clear.

I'm glad we decided to make a stop here, the views were certainly worth the time, yeah? :) Not to mention, you were finally able to get a picture with the Arizona state sign. haha

I look forward to also seeing this on FB. ;) Have a great day's time for me to go to bed now.



jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030) [2016-04-07 15:41]

Hey Miss New York! :)

Regardless of ones personal views on this country, it's virtually impossible not to instantly recognize the stars and stripes...and this is certainly an eye-catcher! Your timing was great, not because of an emergency of course, but that you were able to capture the open bay door and firemen, in that call to action.

Full respect and admiration on my part, they do a wonderful job that is often taken for granted. My and Krzysztof stopped and talked with a couple of guys at a firehouse in Brooklyn one afternoon, it was pretty neat to have that kind of personal interaction with these brave men.

All gave some, and some gave all on that fateful day...this is a fine tribute and well documented photo. Hope you are still clinging to hope of a real Spring, since you just can't seem to shake winters grasp yet. lol And I hope everything else is going well too, I often go through my NYC pictures and smile with the memories. :)

Take it easy. Warmest wishes from the West,


jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030) [2016-04-07 4:59]

Bonjour Miss Cricri,

A wonderful capture of the tumbleweeds blowing in the wind, making their own little journey through the park. haha

Considering the amount of debris that was swirling around, the view through the windshield of the car was quite clear, exposing the wonders of the rock formations and landscape. I can still hear, and feel, the force of the poor camera took a pretty good beating! :)

If everyone only knew just how strong it was whipping around, they'd be surprised there were only three of the tumbleweeds caught in this frame.

Beautiful memories come rushing back once again, almost as fast as the wind itself. :)



jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030) [2016-04-04 16:15]

Salut dear Cricri,

This immediately caught my attention, as it looks incredibly familiar! haha

I was just there again on Saturday afternoon, and it's a bit warmer now!? :) I have actually been many times since we both walked this trail, but I will now have the best memories of going together and enjoying the views! Not to mention, a good laugh or two...especially from the cholla cactus that was stuck in your shoe. :P

Sublime light and desert atmosphere, the Superstitions stand tall and proud. So glad you were able to experience this area while it was still relatively green, most everything has now faded unfortunately...but it's still beautiful. :) Hope your little cactus is growing strong. :)



jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030) [2016-04-04 16:10]

Hey buddy,

I know this airport too...but it looked a lot different when I was there!? :P

Not quite what you had hoped for on your return, no? lol A typical winters scene for any traveler though, and as long as you don't mind a delay or two, it's still worth the effort to find a warmer destination. :)

I love these daily life scenes, nothing in particular, but still very appealing to view and understand the climate. Great capture of the employee making his way through the conditions, and wonderful contrast of colors against the mighty snow.

Hope you are staying warm and looking forward to Spring. :) Take care my friend.

Cheers from the sunny desert,


jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030) [2016-03-20 20:07] [+]

Salut Cricri,

Hmmm, qui sont les deux personnes reflètent dans le miroir....quelqu'un a essayé de faire notre photo?!! Attention! :P

Qu'est-ce qui ce passe avec tous les billets d'un dollar...est-ce un club de strip, ou glacier? mdr

Ce résultat est bien à l'intérieur, tenu à la main. Je suis content c'est encore une photo qui a été rendu par ton travail de l'appareil. :) Une merveilleuse côte à côté du miroir et le drapeau, les couleurs et les formes font un impact immédiat, et certainement en détail les paramètres régionaux.

La prochaine fois, tu dois essayer le gelato de cactus. ;)

Je profite de chacun de tes photos, et je suis toujours impatient de voir la prochaine!

Bisous, mon ami


jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030) [2016-03-16 6:14]

Salut mon ami,

Ooooh,! I love this, it turned out incredibly well! The colors, light and smooth texture of the canyon walls are distinct and convey that surreal atmosphere of what our eyes have seen. :)

This can be interpreted in many ways, and would work just as well in a vertical layout. An image that piques curiosity and imagination. I'm so happy that you were able to achieve such a superb result under the challenging light and sometimes small spaces. haha

By the way, who's the funny looking guy in the workshop picture...I suspect he's a real clown! :P

Ciao for now. Bises.


jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030) [2016-03-11 21:20] [comment]

Bonjour Cricri,

J'ai l'impression c'est ce que beaucoup de gens à visualiser et comprendre que l'Ouest Amé je suis d'accord. :) Et maintenant tu sais à travers tes yeux. Les vues et les images seront toujours forte dans mes souvenirs! :) Merci!

Ciao. Bises,