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Electrical Engineer - retired (but still active) in Space Industry
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On My Worktable - Forecasted Uploads
On My Worktable - Forecasted Uploads

As I am usually trying to upload one pic every day, I have prepared a stack of photos to choose out of it the daily selection.
I have registered part of this bunch some weeks ago and present it here. As one may see, some five pics (out of the twenty in the contact sheet) have been uploaded in the meantime.

Some friend suggested me to offer the selection of the next upload to the dA public what I am starting to think about ...
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my Tel Aviv - graffiti at the sea
my Tel Aviv - graffiti at the sea

After returning from Geneva yesterday afternoon, the first drive we had was to "jump" a bit to the beach as we know in this period it's quite nice to breath a bit the specific humid and a bit salty air ...
We didn't manage to do it, so that finally we had to satisfy ourselves with contemplating a pic done two years ago. I bet not much has been changed in that area planned for modernization as the Real Estate sharks still are looking for an arrangement ...
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Geneva I love - lunch time in Carouge
Geneva I love - lunch time in Carouge

Lunch scene at one of the very cosy restaurants so characteristic to this Geneva neighborhood
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Geneva I love - bikes and shadows in Carouge
Geneva I love - bikes and shadows in Carouge

as photography is being defined as "drawing by light" I very often think of her little sister "skiagraphy" kind of "drawing with shadows" ... maybe the pic above might explain better what I mean :)
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Geneva I love - catch 22 in Carouge
Geneva I love - catch 22 in Carouge

Carouge
 is a municipality in the Canton of GenevaSwitzerland.
It is perhaps the most interesting and bohemian neighborhood and presents a quite rich eclectic display of urban architecture, reflection of its history ...
What I find amazing is the care for colorful facades with
 strong  textures.

My last walk thru Carouge just pushed me to take this pic ... with the hope it emphasizes my thoughts ... Like in the famous "catch 22", I find it compulsory to remain between your thoughts re this neighborhood with no chance to escape ... The house number is quite significant in this sense
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Geneva I love - mixed light
Geneva I love - mixed light

What I found extremely 
challenging especially during the late morning hours was to control the natural lightening conditions and even more when combined with other light sources as for instance interior light. One situation like this I faced yesterday while visiting the known MParc shopping complex in La Praille.

I am still questioning myself about the handling, while I feel somehow that the result is acceptable and I submit it to the judgement of the beholders.
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Geneva I love - the lake near the castle
Geneva I love - the lake near the castle
view from Chillon castle
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Geneva I love - Vins d'Espagne
Geneva I love - Vins d'Espagne

Market day in central Geneva.
Twice a week one of the most busiest areas in the city (Blvd Helvetique) is closed and used as market for vegetables and agricultural products.
It's, as I can recall from the far time when I was a child and everyone knew that Made in Switzerland is a true guarantee for top quality, an example of displaying exquisite products at ... not less exquisite prices. As already common knowledge nowadays, Geneva being perhaps the third most expensive city in Europe (after Vienna and Zurich) needs to confirm this fact and it does it successfully in this case. Not only that the prices are absolutely high but also the local production (Swiss) is sold at higher prices than the similar products from France. As still to make a correct accounting of the products value you are buying is pretty complicated it seems however that you get what you are paying for and that's not a common thing in Europe ...
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Geneva I love - with the bike near Saleve
Geneva I love - with the bike near Saleve

One of the sites I like to visit targeting some pics is the area of fields not in the vicinity of the very impressive La Saleve. 
The sight is changing every minute with the sun rays inclination and the spectacle is sometimes really tremendous. After parking the car, not so easy surprisingly, on my way towards the fields I just got a glimpse of the light impacting the road. I thought it's worth to upload and share it and that's precisely what I have done.
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Geneva I love - colors on the bridge
Geneva I love - colors on the bridge

The dull day was starting and I was fighting against the associated mood threatening to conquer my spirit consequently.
As I was walking without a determined goal, with the camera ready and loitering near the lac, I decided to look after some colorful flags usually present in the area of the Mont Blanc bridge to break the overall monotone. Surprisingly the colors of the displayed flags along the bridge were not in tones able to break the overall ambiance. While feeling an increasing disappointment an unexpected rescue came from the busy morning transportation on the bridge offering a palette of colors that I couldn't hope for any better.  So, I hope you could agree when looking at the pic above.
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looking for for Noah at Ararat

looking for for Noah at Ararat - kind of Biblical research

A kind of "We were here" photos people like to take, re-discovered from a trip some four years ago ...  Sarina in foreground, Mt. Ararat in background and me pressing the  shutter ...  and doing the post-processing

Mount Ararat
 (/ˈærəˌræt/ ARR-ə-rat;[4] TurkishAğrı DağıArmenianՄասիսMasis and Արարատ, Ararat) is a snow-capped and dormant compound volcano in the extreme east of Turkey. It consists of two major volcanic cones: Greater Ararat and Little Ararat. Greater Ararat is the highest peak in Turkey and the Armenian plateau with an elevation of 5,137 m (16,854 ft); while, Little Ararat's elevation is 3,896 m (12,782 ft).[5] The Ararat massif is about 35 km (22 mi) wide at ground base.[6] The first efforts to reach Ararat's summit were made in the Middle Ages. However, it was not until 1829 when Friedrich Parrot and Khachatur Abovian, accompanied by four others, made the first recorded ascent.

Despite the scholarly consensus that the "mountains of Ararat" of the Book of Genesis do not refer specifically to Mt. Ararat, it has been widely accepted in Christianity as the resting place of Noah's Ark. It is the principal national symbol of Armenia and has been considered a sacred mountain by Armenians. It is featured prominently in Armenian literature and art and is an icon for Armenian irredentism. Along with Noah's Ark, it is depicted on the coat of arms of Armenia.Mount Ararat forms a near-quadripoint between TurkeyArmeniaAzerbaijan and Iran. Its summit is located some 16 km (10 mi) west of both the Iranian border and the border of theNakhchivan exclave of Azerbaijan, and 32 km (20 mi) south of the Armenian border. The Turkish–Armenian–Azerbaijani and Turkish–Iranian–Azerbaijani tripoints are some 8 km apart, separated by a narrow strip of Turkish territory containing the E99 road which enters Nakhchivan at 39.6553°N 44.8034°E.
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Geneva I love - a rainy corner
Geneva I love - a rainy corner

Since a bit more than ten years, when my daughter adopted Geneva as her home, Sarina and myself visit the city and its surroundings at an average frequency of four-five times a year and naturally we became un-formally citizens of Geneva. I started to love Geneva in a continuously increasing way and I would not avoid to recognize it today that I am truly in love with it, its people (my three granddaughters - "les trois Genevieves" included).

Arriving from Tel-Aviv, last Sunday was putting us on the new coordinates that Geneva possesses so different from our origin, weather being also a major factor.
Therefore, the greatest impact on our first day visiting the city (on Monday) was to learn to coope with the rain and the relative cold weather, averaging at least 14-15 degrees less that in Tel Aviv.

Herein above I caught this impression and I believe I managed to convey the described here.  
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BOGG TL 73-0834 - people on a bench
BOGG TL 73-0834 - people on a bench

Time ago, I liked taking the camera and roam about just observing people.
The more modest size of my equipment (then) allowed me to near the "subjects" at distances that were almost invading their living space.
one such a scene taken some six years ago, that I discovered by hazard, is presented herein-above and I remember well how I could feel almost the synchronization of their breath/beat  with my own ... 
Image taken in France.
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on our way in France
on our way in France. 
there is one element that is in common almost everywhere in France. It's not easy to describe but when you encounter it you identify it immediately. I believe this element is present in the pic above and it's locally called "la douceur" of the landscape ... maybe we could call it the "sweet softness" :heart:
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Pour toi Armenie - in memory of Charles Aznavour
Pour toi Armenie - in memory of Charles Aznavour

www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8vxNx…

October in Armenia

Learning about the disappearance of this great artist who was Charles Aznavour, I thought immediately of dedicating him a modest token of my immense admiration and respect that I have for him. So that looking thru the pics made in Armenia, I found this one that also is nice to recall (after precisely four years) the wonderful scenes and weather, as we have encountered in this beautiful country that is Armenia - also the land of Charles Aznavour  ... 
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Paris the city of lights - golden hours at tower
Paris the city of lights - golden hours near the tower.

Despite the fact that I never doubted the huge popularity of this great and quite unique landmark that is the Eiffel tower, I was a bit surprised by the immense welcome my upload one week ago got from the dA community 
(herein below), of a pic made by Christmas 2015. 
Paris the city  of lights - another view by Rikitza

Therefore, I just was quite happy when I bumped into another photo (made half a year ago) and that is catching the "start" of the golden hours together with some "golden sculptures" present on site.

I wish to dedicate this pic to my dear friend Doris Passhaus (www.deviantart.com/lewiarts) a very gifted artist herself, as a token of my appreciation and friendship.

So if Beethoven has created something "Für Elise", I am bringing a modest gift "Für Doris"

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caddman Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Riki

thank you my friend
for the faves ...:) (Smile)

cheers and a nice day 2u

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smallsofthamish Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
Hello Riki, I thank you very belatedly for faving "Jewel of Aveyron"  I haven't logged on to DA very often recently and am ashamed that I have fallen way behind on my thank you messages. :ashamed:  I apologise for the very long delay. It is however much appreciated. :thanks: :
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azieser Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for faving. :)
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piaglud Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Hi, I appreciate you giving me a favor. church at sunset by piaglud
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