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10 years of postcards

10 years of postcards
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Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 103 N: 13061] (52554)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-31
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya Pro PL
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eiffel Tower by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-01-23 22:47
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Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
10 years ago, I became a TrekEarth member, but I knew this website a bit longer than that. I have used it occasionally to check what is worth to see in new travel destinations. I started initially with some comments and then I uploaded my first photos. At first, I just wanted to share here some destinations which I visited, later I focused more on the photo quality and I learned so much about it, then again, I switched back to something what I call a “postcard photography”.

TrekEarth is quite a unique place if one wants to learn about the world through photography. Photos are organized not only by countries but also by regions and towns/villages. Then there are maps. Map of photographed countries was the first of this type, but additionally, each country has its own map with regions which you can “collect”, “tick off” while uploading photos from them. This has prompted me for example to take a challenge to visit each county of Ireland where I lived before.

For each photo there is of course much more info available about the equipment, camera settings, map coordinates, and space for a personal note. No other website has developed it to this extent. Having said that, as we know, the site is sadly no longer being developed but merely fixed if something really goes wrong.

Then there is the other aspect: friendships which have developed over time between TE members. I had the pleasure to meet 17 of you in person, but I feel like I know so many more of you. It is quite an international community, and the diversity is our strength because each of us not only shows the far-away travel photos but also photos taken on local trips around where we live, which are often beautiful off the beaten track locations. I have the satisfaction that I lived so far in 5 different countries in several regions, so even sharing my current neighbourhood photos covers a lot, although in my case much of that was in the pre-digital times when I could not afford a decent camera.

I sincerely hope that this website survives. There is no place like it in the whole www.

Regarding the photo: No surprise here. I have already three photos of Eiffel Tower in my TE collection HERE. You cannot get more postcard-y than that.

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Hi Mariusz
excellent note, I hope to one day meet you and take a walk through town with you. We can collect post card shots haha.
Its too bad TE doesn't update its website, it could be even better than it already is.

as for your photo, its A+. the stance is beautiful, the cloud coverage is beautiful, as is the light and exposure. Not sure how you could possibly make it better. strong visual all around! Keep them coming. cheers

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11549 W: 123 N: 29379] (138524)
  • [2018-01-23 23:10]

Cześc Mariusz, Gratulacje z powodu 10 urodzin TE! Bardzo fany tytuł, Ty rzeczywiście masz tu głównie pocztówki. I dobrze, są użyteczne :). Ja jestem od Ciebie starsza 5 miesięcy (na TE, oczywiście), ale bardziej uzależniona i mam 4 razy więcej zdjęć. Idealne zdjęcie na tę okazję, sama perfekcja. Doskonała symetria, kolory. ostrość jak żyleta.
Przez te 10 lat wiele się zmieniło. Szkoda mi, że tyle osób opuściło stronę, błędy nie są już naprawiane, mało jest zdjęć, często jestem znudzona. Ale i tak jeśli chodzi o część informacyjną, to jest to najlepsza strona fotograficzna. Podoba mi sie, że wszystko jest dostępne w każdej chwili - teraźniejszość i przeszłość. Inne strony maja lepsze zdjecia, ale spróbuj cokolwiek znaleźć! Jest tylko dana chwila.

Pozdrawiam i gratulacje


Good morning,
An impressive mount of time here. You're right with everything you've said about TE, I feel the same, I did the same for the last 11 years. Nice choice for this festive moment, to many more years in this community!


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15362 W: 0 N: 16877] (186776)
  • [2018-01-24 1:23]


alors bon anniversaire pour ces 10 années très fidèle photographe de classe et une nouvelle image de la fameuse tour qui garnit cette superbe galerie d'image bravo superbe.
Belle journée

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6280 W: 274 N: 12480] (95142)
  • [2018-01-24 1:24]

Hello MAriusz ,
10 years , for you , too . And always the same pleasure to share pictures on TE . I agree with your note , this site is unique , but unfortunatly deserted .
"The postcard" , for the event , but a very good one . To make the difference of this icon , a superb sky and the little star at the top .

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11388 W: 163 N: 19106] (140915)
  • [2018-01-24 1:24]

Czesc Mariusz!

Moje gratulacje z okazji 10 rocznicy na TE!!!

Znajomy widok wybrales na okazje rocznicy.
Ladny kadr i kolorystyka.
Pozdrawiam i zycze dalszej wytrwalosci!

Hello, Mariusz!

Congratulations for the 10 years on TE! I've read your interesting note about this site, and I agree with everything you say. Many of us has left the community, but no other photography page has such a good location feature on the photos like this. "Collecting" countries and regions, just like a sticker album, is something really addictive!

And about the photo, it's a classical postcard from Paris, always beautiful to see, especially with such a good quality! The shining top of it is great, making it unique! Wonderful job!

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10894 W: 57 N: 18836] (70460)
  • [2018-01-24 2:45]

Hello Mariusz,
Congratulations on your 10th TE-anniversary and you celebrate it with a perfect rendition of the mother of all postcards: one of the Eiffel Tower. The photo is perfectly clear and sharp and the tower stands out from the blue sky so well. I like the sunlight reflected in the top as well.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13313 W: 125 N: 23838] (119799)
  • [2018-01-24 3:12]

Hi Mariusz,i like a lot your words in the note and you have raison,there isn't another website like that,so i'm happy to be there me too after 11 years. Great way to celebrate your 10th anniversary with one of the most classic postcard of the world,magnificent capture of Eiffel tower in the best light and quality,a big thanks for your work there and for your top quality pics! Luciano.

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2778 W: 35 N: 5592] (29926)
  • [2018-01-24 5:46]

Hello Mariusz

Lovely postcard and a very to-the-point note. I feel the same about TE. Sometimes I have mixed feelings about the postcardiness of it all, especially when I notice myself going for that type of shot again.

On the other hand I've learned a lot from watching other people's pictures here (the good the bad & the ugly) and it's both fun and a challenge to come up with something still a bit different within that genre.

That's exactly what your picture does here too. The sparkle at the top, the sandy bottom...yep, it's worth it.

Congratulations, I hope you continue enjoying this.


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15527 W: 1055 N: 32393] (150784)
  • [2018-01-24 5:49]

Hi Mariusz

A classic view of this remarkable Parisian icon. Good sharpness and the people provide scale. I like the starburst reflection at the top. Tfs!

Hello Mariusz,

It was interesting to read your thoughts about TE, with which I heartily agree. I feel that I have been to places which I have never actually visited because I have shared so many fine photographs and interesting notes; and, of course, there is the friendship! I too hope the site regains some of its vitality and continues long into the future.

If you visit Paris, the Eiffel Tower is an iconic must see feature!
You have shown us its popularity and demonstrated its massive scale.
The spreadeagled legs appear like a huge arch, drawing people under its care!

Have al lovely day,
Bev :-)

Bonjour Mariusz,

La carte postale parfaite de l atour .Pour une fois qu'elle est parfaite et qu'aucun échafaudage ne l’abîme de sa présence. J'aime bien cette foule dispersée à ses pieds.



We have registered here the same year (2008)and I too started browsing the photos in search of beautiful places to go... and I like postcards too (:-)
You celebrate your anniversary with a typical postcard -why not? A good framing and a good sky justify the work.

Hello Mariusz,
Congratulations with your 10th anniversary as a TE-member!
I really like the classification per country, province, region very much. Often I do know the name of a very interesting place I'd like to visit and this site makes it easy for me to find out if more attractive places are located nearby. I believe this makes TE unique.
It is really special that you can expand your TE worldmap by uploading pictures taken in your neighbourhoud. You just look for another job in another country and more countries get a colour on your map :)
Regarding this picture: not all postcards of the Eiffel Tower do show a star on top of the construction. Superb!
Best regards, Paul

Hi Mariusz
Très jolie note, et un tout bon anniversaire des 10 ans sur TE, tu fait partie des anciens et j'en suis heureuse, je ne t'ai pas encore rencontrer mais tu es une personne très sympathique, TE est une belle communauté, la preuve quelques uns revienne ...
Un bon choix de présentation de la Tour Eiffel, qui s'ajoute a ta série,
bonne continuations
Belle soirée

Olá mariusz,
uma marca impressionante essa mesmo no TE, e sempre com belas fotos ou postais, como esse, que merece muito mais fotos! Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço,

Witaj Mariusz, my congratulations for your tenth anniversary in TE. Excellent photograph of the famous tower to celebrate it, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and quality. A great job perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy rest of the week.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Oi, Mariusz!

Parabéns pelos 10 anos de TE! Você os comemorou em grande estilo. É uma foto perfeita: nitidez, luz, cores, enquadramento. As nuvens mais baixas e o brilho na ponta da Torre Eiffel são os diferenciais da foto. Apesar do pouco tempo de TE, posso confirmar todos os aspectos do site que você disse.
Foto incrível!

Hello Mariusz,

congratulations for your 10 years of good photos! this is a beautiful postcard of Paris and a good way to celebrate all these years in TE, well done,

Best regards,


Hello Mariusz,
Congratulations on your tenth TE anniversary. :-) I agree with you that this site is unique, and there are many good people here. As for your chosen photo, sometimes a straightforward postcard view is perfect for the occasion. This capture of the Eiffel Tower on a sunny, summer day is beautiful. Here's to many more years and many more photos! :-)

Witaj Mariusz,
I'm sorry for the delay, I'm in Andorra these days.
But I want to congratulate you on your 10th anniversary here!
And what best photo for to celebrate it? Yes, the Eiffel Tower, the Iron Lady, is a great image.
Your vertical framing is perfect for to catch the whole elegance of its architecture, standing on a beautiful and a bit cloudy blue sky.
I love the vitality of people in the place.
An excellent job, my friend.
Kind regards,

Hello Mariusz
Congratulations with 10 years TrekEarth. This beautiful postcard of the iconic Eiffel Tower is a really appropriate choice for the occasion. I also will congratulate you with and underline your excellent personal note. I hope the management of the site will read it and will come to the conclusion that with some renewed effort and some investment it could be possible to make the site hot again and popular as long time ago.
Have a nice day. Groet Rob

A classic, but always good to look at. Good framing and natural lights, good composition with the people scattered around the place. Good work, congratulations!

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-01-28 23:15]

Witaj Mariusz,
congratulations on your 10th anniversary in the side with your beautiful 'postcards' to enhance the site.I like this really beautiful postcard from Paris with the Eiffel tower to be the landmark of it.Excellent presentation.


Congratulations on your 10th TE anniversary Mariusz ! You have "worked" really hard during these 10 years, and for this post, you have written a very thorough and complete note. There is nothing else to add, only things to agree with :-)

As you say, it's such a shame TE is no longer being updated, and we fear it might disappear one day because of that ! I once sent IBJoel a personal letter as the forums seem to be ignored too. The letter said more or less what you have written in your note, but that was ignored too.
It's a good job we are a friendly, close community who stick together to keep the site alive. But we just feel a bit like orphans with nobody to care for us up there :-( Apart from some moderators I must say, like Porteplume in particular. Thank you so much Viviane !

Anyway, let's not spoil your 10th anniversary any longer.
Lovely postcard that you posted twice before under different lights. The 3 of them make a great album of the Eiffel Tower. Thanks for choosing "Our Iron Lady" for the celebration ! This one has never suffered vandalism yet :-) Let's hope it stays like that !
Kindest regards.
By the way, about the maps, I have always looked at the maps of photographed countries, but I don't know anything about the maps of each country with the regions ! Could you please give me some information to get into that . Thanks in advance.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4119 W: 0 N: 9820] (66923)
  • [2018-01-29 7:58]

Super widok na wieze, piekna widokowka z Paryza, swietnie pokazane w pelnym swietle i idealna symetria
pozdrawiam z bardzo szarego Wroclawia

Chosen an imposing monument, world famous for your 10 years on TE anniversary, Mariusz.
The presence of the people at the ground scale wonderfully the big tower.
All in fine vivid tones.
Have a nice new day,

Ciao Mariusz, congratulations for your yen years on TE and thanks for all your beautiful photo, fantastic postcard of famous tower, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello friend Mariusz.
My congratulations for these 10 years in TE, in which we have enjoyed, of wonderful images in your gallery, I hope to continue enjoying many more years.
Great this image of the Eiffel Tower, captured with a special light and a great symmetry in the plane, a very cheerful touch all those people at the foot of it.
Sharpness, lighting, color, and the magnificent composition; they are all perfectly realized factors, in this beautiful image.
Well done. I like very much.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-02-01 5:17]

Dear Mariusz!
Tak jest, zamiast wydawać pieniądze na pocztówki, trzeba samemu sobie pstrykać pocztówki. W każdym razie ja mam taką zasadę. Uwielbiam takie zdjęcia. Proste, jasne, przejrzyste. Wbrew pozorom nie jest łatwo zrobić takie niby zwyczajne zdjęcie. Ekstraklasa, jak dla mnie.
Well done!

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4685 W: 2 N: 8500] (40906)
  • [2018-02-05 16:22]

Czesc Mariusz
Wszystko czego ktos jeszcze nie wie o TE a chcialby wiedziec :)
Gratuluje okraglego jubileuszu, zycze kolejnych dziesiatek lat tutaj... choc mam swiadomosc ze bedzie to trudne ze wzgledow o ktorych wszyscy wiemy.
Ladny blysk na czubku wiezy, ktory odroznia ten kadr od podobnych - swietna jakosc

Hello dear friend and have a nice tme
and a happy new week
impressive capture of this monument
greetings and many wishes for more
new photos yes I agree with you
that Trekearth is quite a unique
pace if one wants to learn about
the world through photography

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11219 W: 174 N: 20535] (90568)
  • [2018-04-25 13:15]


a classic view of the famous tower. here I liked in special the sun shining in the upper part of the tower, as a star, adding a different touch. very nice job.

take care


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