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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5132 times:
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Well, the old thread is archived - guess we've all taken a break!

Anyway, some recent shots from Big Bear, CA:

Beautiful night skies up there:
http://www.vksphoto.com/photos/i-2mLXtj3/0/X2/i-2mLXtj3-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/photos/i-knfsNqj/0/XL/i-knfsNqj-XL.jpg

Back yard of the house we rented:
http://www.vksphoto.com/photos/i-XPgRXqF/0/X2/i-XPgRXqF-X2.jpg

Dead bird on the porch; must have flown into a window http://www.vksphoto.com/photos/i-Zn9QKCT/0/XL/i-Zn9QKCT-XL.jpg

Great Blue Heron landing on the dock....stupid fence got in the way:
http://www.vksphoto.com/photos/i-RMk2k27/0/XL/i-RMk2k27-XL.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/photos/i-jdVQJxp/0/XL/i-jdVQJxp-XL.jpg

Hadn't done any pool shots in awhile:
http://www.vksphoto.com/photos/i-QVVXD7x/0/XL/i-QVVXD7x-XL.jpg

One of my friends loves to jump the cue ball over others....even if he completely misses whatever he was going for:
http://www.vksphoto.com/photos/i-nDjqnqs/0/XL/i-nDjqnqs-XL.jpg


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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39820 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5118 times:

Great shots Vik!   

Big Bear was were I first skied in California.

Quoting vikkyvik (Thread starter):
Hadn't done any pool shots in awhile:

Shouldn't that photo have an attractive lady in a bikini draped over the pool table instead?



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineKaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5109 times:

I love the night shots Vik, it's always great to find a place where the stars aren't drowned out by the lights.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w95/Kaphias/DikeTrailSunsetPanorama.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w95/Kaphias/FerryJuneauPano1.jpg



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User currently onlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5064 times:

Some photos from a recent trip to America

The morning after arrival, up before sunrise so down to the beach to see dawn. My daughter admiring the view



I thought the way the waves reflected the sunlight was interesting



A view along the beachfront at Laurel beach with some of the birdlife



I recently got a Canon 8-15 so trying out the 8mm setting. 600D camera so you don't get the whole fisheye



A view with the lens at 10mm, moon in the sky just before dawn.




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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5054 times:
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Quoting oly720man (Reply 3):
I recently got a Canon 8-15 so trying out the 8mm setting. 600D camera so you don't get the whole fisheye

Oooo, how do you like it? I really want to get an ultra-wide-angle fisheye.

Quoting oly720man (Reply 3):
I thought the way the waves reflected the sunlight was interesting

Certainly is.

Quoting oly720man (Reply 3):
Some photos from a recent trip to America

Where are those photos from?

Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
Shouldn't that photo have an attractive lady in a bikini draped over the pool table instead?

Yes, it should. 



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User currently onlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5049 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 4):
Where are those photos from?

Laurel Beach in CT. Just outside Milford, down the road from New Haven. My brother lives near there, but hasn't the room for 5 of us so we rented a house in Laurel Beach for the week.

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 4):
Oooo, how do you like it? I really want to get an ultra-wide-angle fisheye.

It's a very nice lens but you do need to watch where you use it at the wider angles because some of the distortions of straight lines can be quite distracting. It can give some interesting views and effects with the right "lines", e.g. (not in the US)




And another "dawn" shot (at 11mm)



The usual complaint about it is the lens cap isn't very secure on it because it clips over the lens hood (due to the bulging front element) and falls off.


And another couple I forgot to add. Blonde squirrel!



Robin having a bath




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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5026 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Thread starter):
guess we've all taken a break

We haven't gone away, you know! Love the first pool shot.

Quoting oly720man (Reply 3):
Some photos from a recent trip to America

Nice pics there oly. Love the waves.

Right in the middle of editing my latest pics, so I'll start with a few:

http://i.imgur.com/udorMG9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/eEqO1Zg.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/i09sEbt.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/FpzjmNJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Xo8LpIg.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/02Tocgv.jpg


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4945 times:

Been doing some more editing:

http://i.imgur.com/uRP22Cx.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5gxrcJo.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/mn9gyDV.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Nkxs2QJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/0uvfkbd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/uQEZGee.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/XyM7sEH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/wqupFkw.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/sOniIeI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Ak3endE.jpg


User currently offlineRomeoBravo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4938 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 7):

Nice pics. Where were these taken?


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4932 times:

Quoting RomeoBravo (Reply 8):
Nice pics. Where were these taken?

Thank you! It's Algiers: a fascinating city with lovely, friendly people, and as a tourist you're a novelty and made extremely welcome.


User currently onlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 6):
Nice pics there oly. Love the waves.

Thanks. My voyages into the abstract are occasional so it's nice to have a success.

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 9):
It's Algiers

My wrong spelling with the tiled picture of Kamel made me think it was somewhere in Turkey & Kemal Ataturk. Are the people there happy to be photographed?

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 9):
and as a tourist you're a novelty and made extremely welcome

Reading that the likes of Barcelona, Rome and Paris are the pickpocket and petty theft capitals of Europe it must be nice to be somewhere off the beaten track where tourists aren't targeted in this way.



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

Quoting oly720man (Reply 10):
My wrong spelling with the tiled picture of Kamel made me think it was somewhere in Turkey & Kemal Ataturk. Are the people there happy to be photographed?

Absolutely, as far as the men are concerned, but I'm not sure about women. You have to be careful where women are concerned in a Muslim country, though any Algerians we spoke to who had English were at pains to tell us they were "modern Muslims", and a lot of women wear western clothes. The tables are actually turned on the tourists there: their tourist industry has been shot the last twenty years, and not helped now by the terrorist attack on the gas plant last January, but the locals actually take pictures of you, which is a refreshing change.

Quoting oly720man (Reply 10):
Reading that the likes of Barcelona, Rome and Paris are the pickpocket and petty theft capitals of Europe it must be nice to be somewhere off the beaten track where tourists aren't targeted in this way

It's funny thing about the poorer Arab countries: the people are the warmest, friendliest, most welcoming people you can meet, and you can walk the streets any hour of the day or night and you won't be mugged, robbed or pick-pocketed. In fact you'd be far more at risk in Barcelona, Madrid or Rome. Yet when changing money or buying something you really do have to check your change. I've been short changed in banks, historic sites, taxis etc, without them even batting an eyelid when challenged. Having said that, it wasn't really a problem in Algiers as it happened probably only twice, but then it is the most prosperous of the North African countries. You just have to have your wits about you and don't get annoyed if it happens. You just point out the "mistake" and take it light-heartedly. It seems to be part of their culture: we're rich to them and they assume we can afford it.


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4848 times:
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Took the old point-and-shoot out for a spin yesterday (5 MP Canon Powershot A530, from 2006 or so). I still like it!

http://www.vksphoto.com/Landscapes/California/South-Coast-Botanical-Garden/i-Hp4JK4w/0/XL/IMG_4778-XL.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Landscapes/California/South-Coast-Botanical-Garden/i-mtHNHpB/0/XL/IMG_4800-XL.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Landscapes/California/South-Coast-Botanical-Garden/i-w8WcxDr/0/X2/IMG_4814-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Landscapes/California/South-Coast-Botanical-Garden/i-t24QWJK/0/XL/IMG_4815-XL.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Landscapes/California/South-Coast-Botanical-Garden/i-2drDvFZ/0/X2/IMG_4817-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Landscapes/California/South-Coast-Botanical-Garden/i-wRHrkNS/0/XL/IMG_4819-XL.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Landscapes/California/South-Coast-Botanical-Garden/i-w8bbqtQ/0/XL/IMG_4825-XL.jpg



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User currently onlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4827 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 11):
been short changed

Only had that in Barcelona a few years ago, buying train tickets to go back to the airport.

Some from a walk in the woods today. Spring has recently sprung so everything is now green

Bluebells making a colourful show



Horsetails, from when dinosaurs ruled, or so everyone says



The stream through the woods.




A public fruit and vegetable in the back of a derelict hall that later used to be a night club. The glass roofs in the back are on what used to be an indoor garden until vandals gradually broke the ground level windows.




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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 4731 times:
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http://www.vksphoto.com/Animals/Wildlife/Creepy-Critters/i-CRVF8sP/0/X2/IMG_0026-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Animals/Wildlife/Creepy-Critters/i-rPzczQm/0/X2/IMG_0032-X2.jpg



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User currently offlinemad99 From Spain, joined Mar 2012, 532 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 4727 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 9):
Algiers

Vary nice!


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months ago) and read 4713 times:

Quoting mad99 (Reply 15):
Vary nice!

Muchas gracias!

Some more Algiers pics:

http://i.imgur.com/q3NhAvS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/FSFUBRX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xvLVQXR.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/LaTH8aE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/r7GaS8m.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4WwcecA.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nSTuAgs.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/t4AbakQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/grt7xzW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MW2yokw.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/d8rZtDQ.jpg


User currently onlineairkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3979 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4710 times:

I was in South Africa for 10 days recently and I'll be sure to post some of the wildlife photos here (been to the Kruger Park etc.). First one I'd like to share is a bit of an experiment. We were at a bush camp in the park, almost no artificial light and the stars and Milky Way were beautiful. The result isn't 100% satisfactory since I came out blurry (and lost my balance during the exposure), but it was a good evening out nevertheless.





The light you see is from a spotlight they fixed at the waterhole next to the camp.


User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4691 times:

A couple of crappy photos taken with the camera on my phone (Galaxy 3), taken from my desk at work..

Crappy weather last week

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n267/dthommo01/Facebook/Mobile%20Uploads/893375_10151492388977753_1434037293_o.jpg

Much better weather on Monday!

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n267/dthommo01/Facebook/Mobile%20Uploads/977254_10151501331507753_355231910_o.jpg



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4610 times:

Quoting airkas1 (Reply 17):
First one I'd like to share is a bit of an experiment

Beautiful shot!

And meanwhile, back on home turf:

http://i.imgur.com/osRgSUd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ABcqCIp.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Lq7Asnf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/kXdpSZK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/V0JX45V.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5DwNa7l.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/LUFmOkS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/mlEDnGZ.jpg


User currently onlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

More of the fisheye and others from a trip to Norfolk last week


A boat for crabs, waiting between missions to the pots



Lying on the beach, a view at 300mm of a crabbing boat soon to depart



A fulmar. My admiration for bird photographers increased trying to get a photo of this bird or its friends as they flew along the cliff.



The striped cliffs at Hunstanton, through a fisheye. Being limestone, coastal erosion causes large blocks to fall off, some of them the size of a small car



The Cromer Lifeboat between rescue missions



Cromer pier in the mist. The lifeboat station is at the end of the pier.




View from on the big wheel at Skegness funfair, a magnet for kids of all ages.



The bridge over the Humber from underneath. Over 1400m span.




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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4299 times:

Quoting oly720man (Reply 20):
More of the fisheye and others from a trip to Norfolk last week

Nice shots, and Norfolk is one of the places on my 'to do' list.

Summer's here at last, so I've been doing a lot of snapping:

http://i.imgur.com/UydUuOx.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/v13.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Qob873V.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/AgDqlfO.jpg



http://i.imgur.com/TrCInPf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5Zsm5eV.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/mcGKsGv.jpg


User currently onlineairkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3979 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4288 times:

Some really nice shots above gents!

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 19):
Quoting airkas1 (Reply 17):
First one I'd like to share is a bit of an experiment

Beautiful shot!

Thanks!  


In the mean time, I've uploaded some more and I've linked a few below. There's still plenty of more stuff to come!

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5338/8844198345_029591b844_c.jpg
Giraffe 2 by Kas van Zonneveld, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5341/8857529086_af7dcefc78_c.jpg
Impala 3 by Kas van Zonneveld, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8115/8866449267_1fb6fc510f_c.jpg
Rhino 1 by Kas van Zonneveld, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/8880538406_525a1a3dbd_c.jpg
Elephant 2 by Kas van Zonneveld, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8549/8880524044_a2cc1cac7a_c.jpg
Elephant 10 by Kas van Zonneveld, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8534/8882272424_ef7e30e97e_c.jpg
Hippo 2 by Kas van Zonneveld, on Flickr


User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4778 posts, RR: 26
Reply 23, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4196 times:
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I took a road trip to Arizona and Utah over Memorial Day weekend. Visited Zion National Park and then headed to Page, Arizona for Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Such a great photo trip!


Lower Antelope Canyon - Page, Arizona by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr


Horseshoe Bend - Page, Arizona by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr


The Narrows - Zion National Park by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr


The Watchman - Zion National Park by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr

And no, this is not a horribly exposed daytime shot, it's actually a night shot. The full moon was BRIGHT.


Under the Full Moon - Zion National Park by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4184 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 23):
Such a great photo trip!

Beautiful first pic!

Been making the most of the recent good weather:

http://i.imgur.com/MybMi85.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GWTe97x.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/hbEYgos.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KM5kdC1.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/A2NEq9b.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/7GXneny.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/tm8Co3d.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/w2gbBSV.jpg


User currently onlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 25, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4161 times:

Nice pics everyone.

I stayed in Page Az, many years ago. I wish I'd known about those spectacular sandstone landscapes then.

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 21):
Norfolk is one of the places on my 'to do' list.

It's nice for its flinty villages, wide beaches and open spaces, as well as being great for seafood.


Today I went to my local beach (Formby, 40 miles away) and inspired by the ability of the predominantly British sunny-day public to turn somewhere nice into a sh!thole... e.g.



some other objects left to their fate









Unfortunately this beach has no waste bins and there was litter everywhere, like a litter cloud had passed over; bottles of all sorts, disposable barbecues... and I had nothing to even make a start to try and tidy up other than putting it in one heap (and probably getting fined for it).


A weevil. If you've ever wondered about those little tracks in the sand....



This evening curiosity got the better of me and I went to see the thing that shines green at night on top of a hill near the M66 in Haslingden, north of Manchester. It's called the Halo, an art installation in a disused quarry.



And there are nice views over the surrounding hills and wind farms that have sprung up in the windy bits




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User currently offlinetrav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 26, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4095 times:

Snagged this a few days ago as a large storm moved out of the area while the sun was going down. I fixed the contrast and cropped slightly and got this... Much better than I expected - especially for an iPhone.




User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5686 posts, RR: 44
Reply 27, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4108 times:
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Sydney Opera House during Vivid Festival.



Challenging photography as images were moving



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 28, posted (1 year 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3977 times:
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Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 23):
I took a road trip to Arizona and Utah over Memorial Day weekend. Visited Zion National Park and then headed to Page, Arizona for Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Such a great photo trip!

You ain't kidding! Love the landscapes in the southwest.

Quoting stealthz (Reply 27):
Sydney Opera House during Vivid Festival.

That is great.

Some recent shots:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Port-of-Los-Angeles/i-3z8fg5s/0/X2/IMG_1041-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Panoramas/i-wpDsH82/0/X3/composite1%206-16-13-X3.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Panoramas/i-Mz4MVvG/0/X3/composite4%206-14-13-X3.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Animals/Wildlife/Creepy-Critters/i-rPzczQm/0/X2/IMG_0032-X2.jpg

I've taken a bunch more recently, but am behind on editing/uploading.



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlineallrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2024 posts, RR: 4
Reply 29, posted (1 year 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3903 times:

Loving the photos, especially those of Algiers.

My recent trip reports had plenty of non-av photos from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan so I'll stick to local shots here.


Sydney Opera House during Vivid Sydney


It was a popular event


Enough signs?


Luna Park


Monorail riding off into the sunset. Last day of operation is June 30.


Vivid at Darling Harbour


Vivid, Darling Harbour



Applying insanity to normality
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 30, posted (1 year 2 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3863 times:
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I don't normally feel bad for killing moths, but this one made me sad. Saw him inside my apartment, right by my door. He was clearly injured, and only moved a few inches in the few minutes I was watching him. Had to put him out of his misery (after taking a few photos, of course):

http://www.vksphoto.com/Animals/Wildlife/Creepy-Critters/i-Hdqx6bW/0/X2/IMG_1175-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Animals/Wildlife/Creepy-Critters/i-3XgZT3z/0/X2/IMG_1185-X2.jpg



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlinetrvyyz From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1369 posts, RR: 10
Reply 31, posted (1 year 2 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3859 times:



User currently offline777222LR From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 32, posted (1 year 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

I've been taking pictures of people recently. Here are a few...




This one is me.



User currently offline777222LR From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 33, posted (1 year 2 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3839 times:

How do I resize photos to make them fit on A.net? I have tried, but it won't work for some reason.

User currently offlinekiadprthd From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 34, posted (1 year 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 3753 times:

I went out to Dulles Intl last week in hopes of getting some departures pic, instead I got a rare treat. I was waiting for the heavies to depart when I looked up and saw what I thought was a hawk with a piece of cloth hanging from it's talons. As it got closer, I realized it was an osprey with a koi or someone's pet goldfish. Anyways, thought I would post my first non-av pic on A.Net.





Cheers,
Andrew


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2812 posts, RR: 2
Reply 35, posted (1 year 2 months ago) and read 3736 times:

As usual since a few years now, I'm posting some 24 Hours of Le Mans pics. This is the free practice of Wednesday:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/9091066961_00801637bd_o.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3777/9093307706_471442a692_o.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3832/9091117737_0744003c52_o.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/9091415371_8d285940b3_o.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/9099895222_39ab23553e_o.jpg



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User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2419 posts, RR: 8
Reply 36, posted (1 year 2 months ago) and read 3732 times:

Quoting 777222LR (Reply 32):

I've been taking pictures of people recently. Here are a few...

Damn! First guy is one sexy ass black man.



oh boy!!!
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 37, posted (1 year 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3690 times:

Quoting 777222LR (Reply 32):
I've been taking pictures of people recently

Some very smart shots there!

Quoting 777222LR (Reply 33):
How do I resize photos to make them fit on A.net? I have tried, but it won't work for some reason

The "resize" function in Photoshop -- or any other editing program -- is handy, or you can shrink the pic in Windows Photo Viewer, then take a screenshot and crop it in any photo editing program.

Quoting allrite (Reply 29):
Loving the photos, especially those of Algiers.

Thank you!

Quoting kiadprthd (Reply 34):
I went out to Dulles Intl last week in hopes of getting some departures pic, instead I got a rare treat.

Fantastic shot!

My latest effort:

http://i.imgur.com/GIHanP7.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xUFBeaD.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/w3ROdHJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Kgx9hTi.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Yxhwty1.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rSfbn3x.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/oVNYiK8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4xskhax.jpg


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 54
Reply 38, posted (1 year 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

Quoting kiadprthd (Reply 34):
I went out to Dulles Intl last week in hopes of getting some departures pic, instead I got a rare treat. I was waiting for the heavies to depart when I looked up and saw what I thought was a hawk with a piece of cloth hanging from it's talons. As it got closer, I realized it was an osprey with a koi or someone's pet goldfish. Anyways, thought I would post my first non-av pic on A.Net.

That is as purely aviation as it gets, actually...! 

Actually cargo aviation, too, while we're at it!

Fantastic pictures.


User currently onlineairkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3979 posts, RR: 55
Reply 39, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

Quoting kiadprthd (Reply 34):

Awesome!


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2812 posts, RR: 2
Reply 40, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3527 times:

Some more from Le Mans:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/9123989395_8fc1d93c5a_o.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/9098450923_d4eabdb7b0_o.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3776/9100811680_416bce7cf6_o.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7340/9101674165_155261f501_o.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2890/9126185950_03a1735856_o.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3797/9100027397_181542f021_o.jpg



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User currently offlinekiadprthd From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 41, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

Thanks guys! For once, I was in the right spot at the right time!

User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 42, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

I must say that every photo posted in this thread can be legitimately classified as award-winning photography. Thanks very kindly to all for sharing.

One of these days I'll try to figure out how to post photos but I'm entirely sure non would compare with the standards I've seen here. Thanks again. regards...jack



all best; jack
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 43, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Quoting cptkrell (Reply 42):
One of these days I'll try to figure out how to post photos but I'm entirely sure non would compare with the standards I've seen here. Thanks again. regards...jack

It's very simple! Open an account with one of the photo sharing websites such as Photobucket or Imgur (I use the latter as the resolution seems to be slightly better). Upload your pics to the site, and on Imgur, once they're up there, click on one. A new box will appear showing the pic and various codes:

http://i.imgur.com/xOOGNvG.jpg

Copy the code with [img] at each end and paste it in your post. It's as simple as that! The other sites use similar methods. And don't worry about comparing your pics with anyone else's: the thread is not a competition, and only a handful of posters seem to be professional photographers, so there's nothing to be intimidated about.

Happy posting! And I'll look forward to seeing your pics.

[Edited 2013-06-25 07:21:17]

User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5686 posts, RR: 44
Reply 44, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3468 times:
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Quoting allrite (Reply 29):
Monorail riding off into the sunset. Last day of operation is June 30.

Have 2 days off work later this week.. might go and do a couple of "laps" before they pull the thing down!!!

[Edited 2013-06-25 08:29:34]


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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2812 posts, RR: 2
Reply 45, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

Quoting stealthz (Reply 44):
Have 2 days off work later this week.. might go and do a couple of "laps" before they pull the thing down!!!

They remove it? Why?



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User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 46, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 43):

Thank you very much for your response. I'll make an attempt sometime in the current week. If my efforts are less than visually intelligible, I'll pre-issue my apologies now. But I will try.

Thanks again. regrads...jack



all best; jack
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 47, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3415 times:
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Quoting kiadprthd (Reply 34):
I went out to Dulles Intl last week in hopes of getting some departures pic, instead I got a rare treat. I was waiting for the heavies to depart when I looked up and saw what I thought was a hawk with a piece of cloth hanging from it's talons. As it got closer, I realized it was an osprey with a koi or someone's pet goldfish. Anyways, thought I would post my first non-av pic on A.Net.

That is awesome - great catch!

Reminds me of the time I was at the Lemoore NAS Air Show in 2011, and right in the middle of the Blue Angels display, this guy flew right overhead:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Lemoore-Air-Show-101511/i-6B7M578/0/X2/IMG_8069CS5%2010-15-11-X2.jpg



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 48, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3397 times:
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Been a bit panorama-happy lately. Gorgeous sunset light over the port today:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Panoramas/i-PfC3jGr/0/X3/COMPOSITE1%206-25-13-X3.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Panoramas/i-tn9R5cv/0/X3/COMPOSITE5%206-25-13-X3.jpg



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User currently onlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 49, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 48):
Been a bit panorama-happy lately

Thought you'd gone and bought a fisheye for the first photo, but then saw the filename and realised it's a stitch. Can't see any joins.


If all else fails there are flowers..... some pics from last night with macro lens and recently repaired ring flash, just within the warranty period fortunately.





http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/oly720man/IMG_5675bug.jpg



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 50, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3285 times:
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Quoting oly720man (Reply 49):
Thought you'd gone and bought a fisheye for the first photo, but then saw the filename and realised it's a stitch. Can't see any joins.

I wish I could buy a fisheye! But yes, Photoshop has been doing a great job of stitching lately - those are both something like 7 or 8 images stitched.



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User currently offlinekiadprthd From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 51, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

Nice hawk pic, Vik! That picture reminds me of the series North America on The Discovery Channel. A few weeks ago they had a clip about the peregrine falcon and they showed a mother falcon taking down a flock of pelicans who got to close to her nest. It was aerial combat at its finest! If I can find the clip on youtube, I'll share it.

User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 52, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3105 times:
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Quoting kiadprthd (Reply 51):
Nice hawk pic, Vik!

Thanks! Wish I'd had a longer lens at that time...

Was up in the Bay Area this past weekend. Panorama of San Francisco taken from the ferry terminal pier, or whatever:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Panoramas/i-c3TnDz2/0/X3/COMPOSITE2%206-29-13-X3.jpg



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User currently onlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 53, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

Birds and bees for this set.

I live not that far from the Martin Mere wildfowl reserve, home to many ducks and geese from around the world, as well as a stop off or destination for migratory species.

Goose catching some shut-eye

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/oly720man/IMG_5829goose.jpg


Shoveller duck showing why it's called a shoveller duck



White headed duck - quite rare. This one's male, the female is all brown.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/oly720man/IMG_5936whiteheaded.jpg


And a bird's nesting box on a tree had been adopted by some bees that were flying in and out of the hole through a patch of sunkight. A photo at 1/20s adds a bit of mystery. A case of take enough photos and some may work.



http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/oly720man/IMG_5869bees.jpg



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User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5686 posts, RR: 44
Reply 54, posted (1 year 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2691 times:
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A car...



Another car..

Big version: Width: 1200 Height: 857 File size: 275kb


A church...



[Edited 2013-07-18 07:38:32]


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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 55, posted (1 year 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2541 times:
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Photos from my trip to Boston for my brother's wedding:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Boston-at-Night/i-xKbLXfS/0/X2/IMG_1644-X2.jpg

Water taxi from East Boston to downtown:
http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Boston-at-Night/i-kzxPLkF/0/X2/IMG_1645-X2.jpg

Approaching Long Wharf:
http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Boston-at-Night/i-2vWWfDT/0/X2/IMG_1651-X2.jpg

Eastbound (toward the airport) entrance to the Callahan Tunnel:
http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Boston-at-Night/i-zjZcswS/0/X2/IMG_1656-X2.jpg

Custom House tower:
http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Boston-at-Night/i-7m5Nj64/0/X2/IMG_1660-X2.jpg

More later.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 56, posted (1 year 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2458 times:
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Now that it's later, more from Boston:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Boston-at-Night/i-rSLt4QR/1/X2/IMG_1639-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Boston-at-Night/i-thrBPBp/0/X2/IMG_1653-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Boston-at-Night/i-DxK7Kzx/0/X2/IMG_1666-X2.jpg

Car carrier Jinsei Maru leaving the harbor:
http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Boston-at-Night/i-CGZ6tzH/0/X2/IMG_1697-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Boston-at-Night/i-xKbJvLV/0/X2/IMG_1701-X2.jpg



Moonset over downtown:
http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Boston-at-Night/i-cTxNV5z/1/X2/IMG_1802-X2.jpg

And also, my latest photographic toy. Cost me all of $20  http://www.vksphoto.com/photos/i-QVrFvLK/0/XL/i-QVrFvLK-XL.jpg



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 57, posted (1 year 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2236 times:
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OK, so these are aviation-related, but they're both panoramas, so can't upload them here. Endeavour at the California Science Center:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Panoramas-Composites/i-j5pF7FV/0/X3/COMPOSITE1%207-27-13-X3.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Airplanes/Air-Shows/Panoramas-Composites/i-JN7TTnp/0/X3/COMPOSITE2%207-27-13-X3.jpg



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User currently onlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 58, posted (1 year 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 57):
but they're both panoramas,

How many shots in those? Still can't see the joins..... I can't even see any "ghosts" as people move between frames. Maybe PS is smart enough to deal with that



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 59, posted (1 year 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2170 times:
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Quoting oly720man (Reply 58):
How many shots in those? Still can't see the joins..... I can't even see any "ghosts" as people move between frames. Maybe PS is smart enough to deal with that

5 in one, 6 in the other, all portrait orientation. PS has great auto-align and auto-blend features - I very rarely have an issue with joins, and even the issues that do occasionally show up are only visible at full- or near-full size (and generally, I can fix them by hand pretty easily).

Of course, you have to give PS enough to work with in the original photos. I try and overlap by 25-50% between frames, and cut down on wide-angle distortion by not shooting at or near 17mm (on my 17-40), as I've had panoramas shot at 17mm where PS stubbornly refused to blend them. Those were shot at 23 and 24mm.

As for ghosting, the bottom of the frame is dark enough that I didn't even bother checking, honestly. Plus, the frames were taken in quick enough succession that most people were probably relatively still. What could happen is the same person shows up in different positions in different frames, but it shouldn't show up as a ghost - PS has hard borders between the frames when it assembles the panorama.

But overall, though I'd love to take credit, PS is pretty damn good with these things. All I do is take the shots and select circular or perspective panorama.

This could all be solved if I went and got a UWA / fisheye lens, but that's not on the table right now. 



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 60, posted (1 year 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2147 times:
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Some shots from my first roll of film with the new (used) SLR, shot with whatever Kodak B&W ISO400 film was in the camera bag when I bought it. 'Tis a whole different ballgame, though quite enjoyable so far:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Photography/Explorations-in-Film/i-9Cj4rRq/0/XL/44940013-XL.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Photography/Explorations-in-Film/i-chTVPmK/0/XL/44940014-XL.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Photography/Explorations-in-Film/i-tJ54LLG/0/XL/44940017-XL.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Photography/Explorations-in-Film/i-NwjsvHN/0/XL/44940021-XL.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Photography/Explorations-in-Film/i-w8fJtXL/0/XL/44940016-XL.jpg



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 61, posted (1 year 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1996 times:
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Seems I'm the only one around lately. Oh well!

Been a heck of a lot of fun shooting film recently. Quite a different beast, and quite challenging! More film stuff:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Photography/Explorations-in-Film/i-6L97gjt/0/XL/43000015-XL.jpg
http://www.vksphoto.com/Photography/Explorations-in-Film/i-MNpTn8R/0/XL/43000017-XL.jpg
http://www.vksphoto.com/Photography/Explorations-in-Film/i-zChX2C2/0/XL/43000019-XL.jpg
http://www.vksphoto.com/Photography/Explorations-in-Film/i-mCgBSdr/0/XL/43000020-XL.jpg



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User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 62, posted (1 year 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

Another phone camera photo,

Melbourne CBD, taken from the casino last night.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n267/dthommo01/521912_10151630192992753_1965543287_n.jpg



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