65 thoughts on “Boston Harbor

      1. patrick's writings

        he captured not just the lighting and how it melds around each object in the photo that many painters attempt to create on a canvass, yet he really did get the geometrical shapes perfectly in that photo with a simple clear sky and a simple water composite yets not a over welming photo and it really looks like a painting. its very formidable. he has talent and he doesn’t think he does. people like Vova must be recognized and where their talent can be used for the better good of people. ya know, i go sit in a doctors office or a building somehewere and because i am a painter myself besides a old drywall taper im always looking at the paintings on the walls and the types of paintings put up on the walls or set on desks where a painting or a photo could set the mood for something happy in an entire crowd, its that serious. Vova captured the magic of mother nature in that photo beyound immagination.

      2. patrick's writings

        i see, thank you for the clarification buddy. i have dishes to wash, we just had a home cooked meal. home cooked meals have less additives and persevatives, plus its fun. did i mention that we take pictures of the food we make? Their cool pictures, varriety of colors

      3. patrick's writings

        at home we had been experimenting with photos of foods we make. one day we made dinner that looked so colorful we decided to take a picture of if and when we enlargened it from the cammeras lens it looked really awesome. on this post on word press there are some impressive photographers yet i have found a number of them in Vovas photo’s he had been taken, he has a natural talent

      4. vovazinger Post author

        Thank you very much. I would like to be able to draw like that, but I don’t have enough skills. Because of this, I will continue to use my camera.

      5. patrick's writings

        Vova? Get a piece of paper. get a normal standard number 2 pencile. think of the four basic shapes in everything that you see that is a sphere, a cube, a cone and a cylinder. draw a ciricle on your piece of paper, then draw a cube, then draw a cone, then draw a cyclnder. then try to turn the circle into a ball, try turning the cube into a box, then try turning the cone into a icescream cone then try turning the cylnder into a coffee cup, practice that only as a line drawing. if you beging to learn how to shade you have to know where your light soource is coming from to know what side will be darker then the other. then you need a surface to set eachobject on so you have to give it weight by drawing a heavy dark line on the bottom of the object, draw a horizone line somewhere

  1. patrick's writings

    thats a real good one Vova! i tried sketching a couple sceens like that in Joliet, Illinois hen the boats use to park by river wall by downtown Joliet. Sketched one of the chicago peer too back in id say 2005 of a sceen exactly like the up above in your photo. i just wrote to another author on wordpress stating the remarkable talent on here of people that can take photos and or have a natural instinct on what makes a good photograph. i was able to get some pictures from my medical bed out my bedroom window of the little bit of snow that fell today, i have a unfinished painting from last year due to the snow melted last year and had to wait all the way to todays date and time to at least take a photograph of how the snow fell in my back yard naturally to get the correct shades and shadows and illuminating colors with a mesh of so many other types of geometical shapes in the picture.

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    1. vovazinger Post author

      Thanks a lot, Patrick. I must tell you that I have wanted to take such a photo for a very long time. But there are some components in this scene that I cannot predict or control. And the main one is the weather. Even a light breeze rocks the yachts at anchor and the result is a very blurry image. Sunset colors are also unpredictable. But after a long wait, I was finally able to capture the desired look.

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      1. vovazinger Post author

        Thank you very much. It is very interesting to look at a cloudy (not heavy) sky. Clouds are in constant motion, their shape changes every minute. And the colors are sometimes very beautiful too.

      2. patrick's writings

        I agree. My fiancee took a picture of the clouds and tree line of the I&M Canal in Rockdale on the walking trail and it was such a great picture that she sent it to a TEXAS artists to have it put on a canvass, you know not a painting yet a picture on a canvass, we put it in my bedroom, we were recording mother nature and creating a data base of pictures in regards to Global Climate Change to have stored images, yet what we have to do is do a file transfer to or PC devices incase one PC device goes bad and then somehow making a paper copy of each as we had power outages and when that takes place there isn’t any recovery of such data unless there is a power source

      3. patrick's writings

        was on my medical bed and was thinking i cant sit here and moan all the time, looked at the paints and canvasses and began painting whats outside my bedroom window. it had a clear blue sky, not a cloud in the sky, snow in layers on the ground with varriating shawdows and shades, and it just looked awesome. if my depression would subside for at least a week id catch up fastly

      4. vovazinger Post author

        Thank you. It’s hard to suggest doing something in your situation, but I have health problems that prevent me from doing what I could have done before. And I try to force myself to keep doing what I like to do. To be honest, it doesn’t always work out, but I try. I wish you to be strong and continue this fight. Good luck.

      5. patrick's writings

        I suppose your right. i cant remember the days when id go run and play in a blizzard during winter, yet that isn’t the case anymore, i can enjoy it from a distance and go to the back yard or the front yard and be a part of it. Though, i wish you the same. i think photography is a great art by the way. my feincee took a picture at the I&M Canal and we had it put on canvass and its absolutely stunning for a canvass type of print from a picture. many of the pictures you posted, a lot of that does take talent yet i know you know that. i wish the best for us both and all involved. im trying to take photos through the windows to have various angles to look at with one painting im working on i mentioned, ie to show how the snow folds around a branch on a tree with the shades from the light at night slightly coming off of the garage light and from the neighbors yard lights at night, there are multiple sources of light and painting the painting correctly it has to show that, in the morning i have to get some more paintings of the same area in the morning too. hey, at least i cleaned my room today. opened a Christmas present she got for me of four types of sketching penciles and a needed eraser, she got the sketch book too and a book light i can clip onto the sketch book for up late night drawings or sketches. was trying a couple still life pictures in my own room and around the house, a coupe of them look really good. i do view the pictures you take, Vova, there really professional pictures. i have a camera too to take pictures yet its not something i think i have a talent for, she does though if ya ever got to see some of the photos she took yet she doesn’t think so and i tell her all the time that her photos are really awesome and good enough for a periodical and or something of use. well, i was just checking the PC before going to bed, i have to start getting to sleep early for once, its just up way late at night is when things are more peaceful where i can take time to think half way well, ya know? Happy New Year!

      6. vovazinger Post author

        Thank you very much for your congratulations on the upcoming year 2022. I hope this year is healthier and scientists can finally find a solution to the Covid problem. I think everyone is very tired of this constant struggle. About my photos. I’m an amateur photographer, but it gives me the opportunity to learn new things, find ways to improve my photography and find solutions to some of the challenges I have. I know very well that when I’m busy, I don’t have time for other things.

    1. vovazinger Post author

      Thank you very much. This winter is still very gentle for us. We have not yet had heavy snowfalls, very cold weather conditions, heavy gray skies. I’m not complaining, it’s just a fact. And we enjoy it.

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      1. patrick's writings

        i really think focusing on many other things such as taking photos or painting or writing poems and or just writing is bringing the good out in people. i have a department of health and human services challenge coming up to try my hand at making another mask design, covid mask, mine are a little cool, i entered one ina contest with a safety feature of glow in the dark paint so one could be seen while wearing it at night, made a self-protection mask too that i have to limit description on as its still a contest entry, yet was working on a mask for medical doctors and nurses and nonessential businesses that just drink liquids and i engineered some things, i been making stuff all my life from junk things because i always been broke anyway, yet i do encourage anyone to try to make their own things. i stretched my own canvass on a wooden frame, I always wanted to do that and used a painter drop cloth for painting a home and just cut the correct size then screwed it onto the back of the wooden frame. many of the people on here taking such wonderful pictures oughta consider marketing their photos and or offering them for sale to make money to make people happy, the key is just to keep the prices low, ya keep the price low ya make someone happy with something really good and you attack more buyers. there are so many creative people on WordPress with such a wide variation set of styles its mind-boggling to say the least

      2. vovazinger Post author

        Good luck with project. It ‘s very important to have the mask not only safe, but useful and good looking. Currently this item is part of our life.

      3. patrick's writings

        mine is recycable. i had to wash it over and over to make sure it stands up. the contest at BARDA with DHS when the entry level masks are sent in their going to be harsh with the masks and abusive to the masks sent in to see if their well made and to find the weak spots. that is the contest guidlelines and i can comprehend then because at the consumer end of things people im sure dont want to buy something that i going to just fall apart and break from normal usuage. mine are made really strong, i used a antimicrobrial cloth with velcro attachments yet wanted to also try magnetic attachments to where it wraps around the head to attach in the back of the head with the intention if it attaches in the back with a elastic band then there is resistance pulling on the mask to pull it up tight around the nose mouth and chin, then there is their challenge of non essential businesses such as Govenor Prizker stated so i was engineering a couple of them so people could drink a liquid without having to pull their masks down. i gave a theam from my own town because there use to be iron workers that built this town so i added sheet metal to the jaw line and the bridge of the nose. after about 100 washes the antimicrobial farbric held up, it is also super water absorbent to collect exhaled air in case infected people want to live their lives without being picked on they could wear a mask that absorbs breath. i also worked on the prevention of fogging up glasses hile wearing it, that was and is the current design yet achieved one instance of it in a early design by how i formed my sheet metal and fabric selection, i was even thinking of smokers, people that smoke cigerettes and began studying fabrics and there is a fire retardant felt out therer you could make a mask with so people dont catch on fire whiulew wearing it, however felts are extremely hot to wear and direct inhalation of felts a person could inhale the fabric itself and we dont want that though if it was lined with a inner liner maybe. my first mask i worked on if my favorite personally and im not interested in putting that one in the contest nor offering to a manufacturer because it pertains to somethingin mylife and the effectivnessof it there isnt anything better, yet maybe ill reconsider and let that one be viewed i guess. yet its effectiveness is therer to any element and nothing gets in not out with the ability to breathe and also part of it was desigen on behalf of medical doctors and nurses. thanks Vova

  2. Denny K

    I truly enjoy your work and look forward to seeing each day’s photo, yet rarely comment. They are so consistently good. This one really strikes me. As others have mentioned, the colors, composition and imagery create a palpable feeling or mood. Very nicely done.

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    1. vovazinger Post author

      Thank you very much for your kind comment. I really enjoy taking pictures, but I also love to share something interesting that I have seen and photographed. And I am very pleased when someone likes a photo. Happy Holiday.

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  3. Jim Bellomo

    I am so glad you saw my post on my blog because you are just the kind of photographer I like to follow. Looking forward to more of your superb work. Everything I have seen today leads me to believe I have something to learn from you. Hope you can find something on mine to learn from me. BTW: Don’t see a link to an Instagram account but I post daily travel photos at @jimbellomo13 on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/jimbellomo13/

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    1. vovazinger Post author

      Thanks a lot Jim. I always try to learn something new, because as an amateur photographer I always understand that I still know very little to get the picture I want. Thanks for the invitation.

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