Lives in Latvia Jurmala, Latvia
Works as a sava laika saimnieks/master of my own time.
Joined on Jun 21, 2007


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Paul B Jones: You travel through Asia and the airports look like cathedrals. In the US they look like abandoned shopping malls. If you want to make america great again, start paying some taxes and invest in decent infrastructure.

As a retired U.S. citizen and sixteen year resident of Latvia, I'm OK with NATO in the Baltics. My grandson, a Marine, was recently here and it was wonderful to see him and the other Marines. All are intelligent, well-behaved young men and women who are serving their country. I'm willing to pay for that.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2018 at 05:37 UTC

Thanks for sharing the daily experiences of photographers still working in "newspaper" journalism. I'm curious though, who were the "strikingly similar-looking men" with the high-end video gear "pushing through the crowded room"? Maybe a story there?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 06:04 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania (231 comments in total)
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ogl: EU keeps killing Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Estonia.

As an American living in Latvia going on 10 years now, these photos are well seen and taken, but do represent just one aspect of life in post-soviet times. We have similar scenes here, but they don't represent the totality of a much richer tapestry of how people live today. It's nice to see some of the other comments which exhibit a fuller understanding of how we live in these places in these times.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 12:46 UTC
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niXer: This is the camera I was waiting for. I wish the grip wasn't so far out but I'll take it.

Commander mode, PSAM dial, that's all I wanted. Even can do wireless connectivity like the D600/D800.

Goodbye P7000.

Thanks Trolls for giving me a laugh-out-loud moment this morning.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 06:50 UTC
On photo morning rays through the mist in the Pentax K-30 challenge (3 comments in total)

A well-deserved first place finish.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 04:20 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Anticipation in the Pentax K-30 challenge (4 comments in total)

Hi michelobultra. I watched them for a while before I took this foto and they were laughing and flirting, so the larger context contributed to my description. A foto, of course, is only a moment.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2012 at 16:18 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Singer at outdoor concert in Wellington, New Zealand in Marriott's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Shot with the Nikon 85mm 1.8D on the G2

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2011 at 08:52 UTC as 1st comment

Very nicely done. The contrast of cold and warmth, a solitary stranger in contemplation, the lovely light, all make this a compelling shot. As a native of that town, I've ridden that ferry so many times I've forgotten. I can hear the low rumbling of the engines, the blast of the breeze you must have felt, and the moment of realization that this was the shot to make. Thanks for posting this thoughtful explication of a scene and a memory which resonates with me.

Riga, Latvia

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2011 at 06:03 UTC as 34th comment
On photo blondes2 in Marriott's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Performer at the Riga Blonde Parade.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2011 at 15:39 UTC as 1st comment
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