I love to travel and, for me, photography is a means of extending each trip I take. It allows me to capture moments I might otherwise forget and to examine worlds new to me in more detail once I return home. I try to capture what I find unique about the places I visit as a means of comparing cultures from around the world. I organize my photos into thematic sets that build into a collection for that country. Some of the individual photos may not be of interest, but they are a part of the story overall and may make more sense once viewed as part of the full set. The end result is more akin to a photo essay than a collection of travel photos and hopefully the format is interesting and informative to others as well.
I thank the flickr community for the exchange that takes place as we view and comment on each others photos. I have learned much from the process and want to especially thank my flickr contacts for all their input and for all their beautiful photos.
Photos of **El-Len** (6)
- flickr Black Day 980 photos, 715 members
- The Best Portraits AOI (Admin Invite) P1/ Award & Fave 3 7,458 photos, 2,163 members
- !Amazing Nature Hall Of Excellence Level 6 P1/A4 2,756 photos, 788 members
- ! Amazing Nature Hall of Fame ! LEVEL 5 P1/A4 6,428 photos, 1,363 members
- Phogropathy's Weekly Photo Share! 3,152 photos, 312 members
- !Amazing Nature Level 4! P1/A4 6,948 photos, 1,325 members
- !Amazing Nature Level 3! (P1/ A4) 10,382 photos, 1,700 members
- !Amazing Nature Level 2! P1/A4 18,418 photos, 2,356 members
- ! Amazing Nature ! P/1A/4 AWARD GROUP 58,059 photos, 4,076 members
- GESTALT GROUP a poetic marriage of words & images TITLE NEEDED 4,213 photos, 263 members
- VISIONARY ARTS GALLERY 3 Elite (P1-A3) Step 3 25,326 photos, 1,953 members
- VISIONARY ARTS GALLERY 2 Platinum & Gold (P1: A5) Step 2 35,680 photos, 2,725 members
- VISIONARY ARTS GALLERY 1 (P1: A 5) Quality Photographs Only 85,334 photos, 4,205 members
- Best of Nature's Gallery (Invite Only) Award 3 3,034 photos, 503 members
- "Central Asia, China & the Silk Road" 4,129 photos, 228 members
- la casa di Nadia & Valerio 39,717 photos, 1,331 members
- Nature's Gallery (Post 1 / Award 3) 61,151 photos, 3,418 members
- ♠Portrait Exposition Highlights♠3-COMMENTS, Please!!! 421 photos, 148 members
- !!!! Architecture&Sculpture group Post 1 Award 3 !!! 3,610 photos, 174 members
- WINNERS GALLERY Viva la Vida! (P1-A5) 9,537 photos, 1,459 members
- Viva la Vida! L3 (P1-A5) 14,990 photos, 2,228 members
- Viva la Vida! L2 (P1-A5) 22,880 photos, 2,906 members
- Viva la Vida! L1 (P1-A5) Contest Open. 173,044 photos, 7,863 members
- Calles con encanto - P1/A1 Sweeper Active. Geoetiquetadas 6,755 photos, 986 members
- OVER THE TOP : FLICKR IDOL (W/ 10 ELITE AWARDS) P.1 A.3 2,028 photos, 805 members
- ₪ HISTORY & MYSTERY Society ₪ Add 1 | Award 3 77,950 photos, 5,430 members
- ABSOLUTE GOLDEN MASTERPIECE (Invited images Only) P1~ C1 6,345 photos, 1,514 members
- ADMIN'S FAVORITES (Post 2 Award 5) Sweeper Active! 6,386 photos, 577 members
- Magic Universe (ADMIN Invite) 2-COMMENTS, Please! Active Sweeper 37,126 photos, 2,404 members
- Portrait Exposition ♠3-COMMENTS, Please!!!♠ 7,760 photos, 741 members
- R - for RoundWorld [+ StreetScenes] [P1/C2] 23,908 photos, 1,242 members
- !Photo-Hobby! Level 1(Post 1 Award 4) Closed! 62,910 photos, 4,391 members
- !Photo-Hobby! Level 3 (P1-A3) Closed 10,228 photos, 2,094 members
- Fine Diamond 36,936 photos, 6,357 members
- !Photo-Hobby! Level 2 (P1-A4) Closed!! 18,951 photos, 2,791 members
- WINNERS "TOP" (INVITE ONLY) 5 COMMENT 7,036 photos, 1,718 members
- FOTO WOW (invited only) P1- AWARD 3 21,820 photos, 1,785 members
- My Gear And Me #7 - Diamond Elite Selection (Only Invited!) 40,979 photos, 3,373 members
- My Gear And Me #6 - Platinum Exclusive Selection (P1A5 Invited!) 52,414 photos, 4,037 members
- Fachadas con encanto 2D - P1/A1 Sweeper Active 3,589 photos, 534 members
- My Gear and Me #5 - Gold Selection (P1A5 Only Invited Photos!) 70,119 photos, 5,450 members
- The Elite Gallery AOI (Admin Invite) (Post 1-Award & Fave 3) 12,385 photos, 2,329 members
- Fine Gold 666,451 photos, 26,003 members
- Fine Platinum 72,122 photos, 10,246 members
- My Gear and Me #4 - Silver Selection (P1A5 Only Invited Photos!) 94,296 photos, 6,251 members
- My Gear and Me #3 - Bronze Selection (P1A5 Only Invited Photos!) 128,915 photos, 7,332 members
- My Gear and Me #2 - Premium (P1A5 Only Invited Photos!) 190,319 photos, 9,118 members
- My Gear and Me #1 - (Post 1 - Award 5) 509,494 photos, 15,505 members
- Quarzo special+only by invitation+ post 1 award 3 6,713 photos, 1,866 members
- flickr Travel Award (Post 1 - Award 3) 129,320 photos, 6,153 members
"Ellen has the talent to show you the beauty and fascination of our world through her eyes in her own special way. Every single photo tells a story. She is a wonderful and loyal friend and appreciates not only to travel but shows respect for all different cultures. I think she is very talented!"
29th April, 2012
Nitin's Photography says:
""I love the way 'EL-len' views the world through her lens. I am seeing the world through her lens! He travel pictures show casing different cultures, people and the place are brilliant. She sees beauty everywhere. When you look beyond the images and to the woman, you will find honesty and strength there. She's nice, warm , smart and talented and I am so thankful to Flickr for introducing me to her. I feel really lucky to know her. Nitin.."
31st July, 2011
Tilak Haria says:
"I was stunned to see Ellen's pictures of the lesser known and lesser travelled countries like Iran, Cuba, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan with the complete details and description where ever needed, the architectural pictures are great. There are few excellent Portraits in her Photostream which tell much about the culture and lifestyles of the people of these places. I would say her photostream is a Travelogue. I heartily Congratulate her and thank her for sharing such beautiful pictures and information. My Best Wishes are with her."
3rd November, 2010
"Ellen travels to very interesting places in the world and she always brings back plenty of nice photos. She has a talent in viewing many different aspects in each country from landscapes to buildings, people, social aspects and behavior and even for small details and she knows how to capture all these aspects in great pictures.
I enjoy watching her photostream because I can learn a lot about the countries from the background information she provides."
28th July, 2010
"Ellen is a great photographer; but more importantly, she is a wonderful person. Her photos are so beautiful and I always enjoy browsing through her photo-stream."
10th August, 2010
"Ellen, is a great photographer and I enjoy her photostream. Thanks Ellen for all your wonderful images and your big heart!"
11th October, 2009
Dawn in Phuket, Thailand says:
"Ellen's Photostream is much more than just a collection of photos, with her captions she shares her knowledge and gives the viewer a chance to see not only an image but a view of the world through her eyes.
Well done Ellen, keep up the good work!"
13th August, 2009
"She has an excellent collection of arts and cultures and,,,, ......We can travel with all her informative photos about each country ...she is a real traveler and also a kind friend ...Her book of journey doesn't finished yet and I hope we will see more and more Ellen's photos and Ellen's experiences about the world and the people ....and I'm learning many things from her everyday...."
10th May, 2009
"Both your photos and comments are warm and amazing."
18th December, 2008
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