'Nothing great has been accomplished without passion'
George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
photography has been my hobby since my childhood and I am completely addicted to it, I would take photos of anything.
Things I enjoy most
I have a great passion for travelling, gastronomy, good wines and home gardening.
I am incredibly thankful to all the nice people that I have met on Flickr. Thank you so much for passing by and for your much appreciated comments, favs, invitations and awards. Thank you for sharing your images and for making this site to learn and grow!
Please forgive me if I do not add everyone as a contact, unfortunately time prevents me for doing so; it’s not my personal willingness!
I make every effort to comment on those in my list and those who leave a comment on my photos.
All my photos are under strict copyright.
Please do not use any photo without my permission.
I started uploading my photos on March 11, 2007
Male - Taken - Sweden
- Pili's feathered friends ~ admin invite ~ P1/A2 2,258 photos, 208 members
- IRAN-ایران 582 photos, 41 members
- Best of Great Britain 33,673 photos, 3,104 members
- `Bokeh: Photo of the Day - NO DIRECT POSTING! 791 photos, 597 members
- Scotland P1/A2 - The Very Best Of Scotland - LEVEL 2 581 photos, 312 members
- Scotland P1/A2 - Daily Award Group 8,640 photos, 1,213 members
- VOKURO◘ 4,266 photos, 242 members
- A Square Excellence [texture image only] A1/P1 admin control 1,684 photos, 142 members
- Chariots of Artists (Level 3) 30,215 photos, 3,944 members
- Art Without End ... NEW [P1/C3] 45,782 photos, 2,330 members
- ENCIENDE TU FANTASIA*INVITE PHOTO ONLY(P.1-C.3) 4,355 photos, 212 members
- BLACK AND WHITE ONLY! - (POST 1, MUST COMMENT 3) 90,340 photos, 5,092 members
- Skancheli (Black&White Only) 25,252 photos, 2,424 members
- A Square [no frames square, thanks] Award 1 Please 44,247 photos, 1,301 members
- A Square GrayScale [monochrome only] A1/P1 Sweeper Running 10,375 photos, 629 members
- B&W Diamond Awards (Post 1, Award 5)-B&W Only - No Frames!! 201,015 photos, 17,636 members
- ~BLANCO * NEGRO~WHITE * BLACK (P.1-C.3)INVITATION ONLY 6,857 photos, 520 members
- suomi1 22,730 photos, 893 members
- All About Perspective 8,424 photos, 296 members
- Vermeer Pearls.. (P1/A2) 33,614 photos, 2,466 members
- Richard's Flora and Fauna~ONLY square images 15,029 photos, 831 members
- !ADMIN TALK INTERNATIONAL (Admin-Invited Only) 80,020 photos, 1,983 members
- Masters of Photoshop (Sólo fotos invitadas~ Invited photos only 1,101 photos, 674 members
- Les fleurs du bien/ P1 A3 Admin control 7,651 photos, 581 members
- ***Tierra Madre*** / Admin Invite 2,429 photos, 164 members
- Cafe Elite 68,065 photos, 3,805 members
- Tributes to Horst *hb19 101 photos, 48 members
- In memory of hb19 115 photos, 49 members
- Fine Gold 674,306 photos, 26,193 members
- HEARTS all HEARTS 41,995 photos, 11,490 members
- Crazy Heart (Post 1-Comment 4) 3,656 photos, 987 members
- Photographer's Choice~Hall of Fame (Invitation) 22,638 photos, 2,090 members
- The Power Of Colors 18,746 photos, 787 members
- Square Anarchy (closed) 7,541 photos, 291 members
- Saariy'sQualityPictures. Respect to group rules.Comment & Fave2 36,636 photos, 1,487 members
- MuLTi MeGa SQuaRe 56,050 photos, 1,310 members
- The PARAGON Gallery~Admin Invite - P1/A2-no heavy texture!! 14,001 photos, 889 members
- Shield Of Excellence - Level 1 (p1/a5) 399,868 photos, 39,189 members
- The lilac Symphony, post 1 - award 3 15,916 photos, 3,079 members
- Sail the Seven Seas (Admin invite only)Post1~Award3 37,584 photos, 1,253 members
- WHITE in/on/between WHITE (no black & white) 19,475 photos, 1,490 members
- FABULOUS FOODS (from around the world) NO LIMIT! 50,135 photos, 1,619 members
- A Closer Look at Food 30,402 photos, 1,006 members
- Spectacular Insects 53,411 photos, 6,057 members
- Bugs on pixels / Makros und Nahaufnahmen / Macros and Close Ups 25,370 photos, 1,987 members
- Fabulous Planet Evo (Post 1, Award 4) (Sweeper) 100,759 photos, 4,505 members
- ON THE WINGS OF A DREAM ♥ ♔ ♥ Invite only P1/C2 3,644 photos, 260 members
- Damn! I Wish I'd Taken That!!! (Invite Only) Post 1-Award2 . 191,523 photos, 22,045 members
- NATURE'S PRIME 299,729 photos, 16,954 members
- BUTTERFLIES AND FLOWERS PHOTOS (POST 1 AWARD 4) NO COMMENT = BAN 28,161 photos, 2,634 members
pieceoflace photography says:
"What can I say about who is probably the genuinely nicest person here on flickr that you already don't know if he's one of your contacts. If not, he should be. Richie not only has some of the finest photos you'll find on flickr, or anywhere, but is truly one of the kindest and sweetest persons you'll ever want to meet here. Simply put, Richie is the kind of person that makes flickr what it is. Without him, it wouldn't be the same for me....thank you for that and your friendship.
PS...I forgot to mention Richie is a creative genius.
Big hugs & kisses...
25th September, 2009
"I have been thinking and planning for months to write few lines and pay my gratitude and tribute to my good friend, co-administrator and my right hand to administrate HAND-PICKED MASTERPIECE GUILD
Richie has recently helped me with his brilliant ideas and to revise group’s lay-out, graphic work and designing group’s new awards and codes. Thank you so much Richie for all your endless assistance. You are not only a great friend, a kind person but a brilliant artist and what a talented photographer.
Richie your creative work and images are far beyond fantastic. They are so full of colour and life!
Richie has one of the finest galleries I have seen here on Flickr I am so glad to have him as a friend and fellow administrator. He is one of the best! Please do not miss the chance to visit his gallery and you too will love his photography and superb work as I do!
Thank you Richie for what you are and for sharing your beautiful work!"
14th March, 2009
"Some of the best photos I have seen on Flickr have been right here!! His bird shots are some of the most impressive shots I have seen :) His photographic talent is boundless and I encourage everyone to come and see these amazing and vivid photographs!"
6th January, 2008
Zeetz Jones says:
"One of my favorite contacts lives all the way in Stockholm, Sweden. He was among my very first friends after joining flickr. He would always be among the first to comment on my photos ~ personalized, sincere and uplifting comments. I never knew his real name except that he was goraiapick to me. Only lately I finally knew that this gentleman is Richie Silván.
Richie’s images are so vivid and sharp that I’d always think I am viewing them on HDTV. No kidding. He’s an amazing artist who can capture animated hummingbirds in crystal clear photos. His shots of nature around him are awe-inspiring. He creates magic in all the things he captures. Visit his photostream and you’ll know what I mean.
Stay cool as you’ve always been, Richie. Glad to have known you!"
31st December, 2007
Grandpa Carl 1929 says:
"This man is a true artist, as you will recognize if you pay attention to his photos. As far as I know, photography is only a hobby for him, but he has all the marks of a professional photographer. His understanding of color and composition, especially, bespeaks the eye and heart of one who has mastered this art. He can transform the ordinary into extraordinary.
It was my good fortune to become acquainted with Goraiapick here on Flickr. At my age, I can hardly hope to reach his kind of proficiency, but his support has meant so much to me that I will keep trying.
Thank you, sir, for being my friend, and keep up the good work!"
27th December, 2007
William Dalton says:
""Nothing great has been accomplished without passion"
This is the first line in Richie's (aka goraiapick) Flickr profile. What a wonderul and appropriate quote for a man who demonstrates both greatness and passion in his photography. Richie is a master in turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. Just look at his photograph of a bird feeding on seed from a glass plated feeder. What sounds mundane by description, Richie turned into an extraordinary work of delicate light, form and color. Time and time again he demonstrates his ability to photograph nature in all its beauty and form. Richie is a true treasure to have as a very special Flickr friend!"
14th December, 2007
"So many beautiful works of art and so little time to entirely absorb their beauty and grace. This comes as no exaggeration when I say you a true master of the lens.
Your work inspires me to look longer and observe better before I shoot. Thank you for all the wonderful and joyous works you share."
5th October, 2007
- March 2006
- I am:
- Male and Taken