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Wednesday Photography Blog No. 2

by In Wales Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 03:28:09 AM EST

Welcome to the second edition of the Wednesday Photography Blog!


There is no theme so please post any photos that you would like to share with us. If any pictures come with their own story, we'd love to know about that too.


Following discussion it seems sensible to suggest limiting the picture width to 600 pixels, and the file size to a maximum of 100kb.

This can be achieved by reducing the file size and dimensions when you edit your photos.  Then post your picture using the html below:

< img src="[picture URL]">

If you wish to link a thumbnail picture to a larger, higher quality file then you can use the html below:

< a href="[URL of the good pic]">< img src="[URL of the thumbnail]">< /a>

Refer to the New User Guide for how to post photos and the technical discussion to find more detail on how you can reduce photo dimensions and file quality.  

If you have any questions about how to post photos then please ask them in here and we'll do our best to help.

Enjoy the blog!

Display:

I found this stencil about a year ago, not far from where I live.  It was painted onto a boarded up window of a gorgeous old building that has stood empty for about 3 years.  I thought it was a beautiful piece of art and really complemented the building.  The city council graffiti busting vans wiped it out a few months ago.  The building is now being converted into more apartments.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 03:32:35 AM EST
Is that Banksy? It looks like it could be.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 08:09:02 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I'm certain that's not a Banksy, the placement and lack of tag show that.  I'd love to see a Banksy in Cardiff though.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 08:49:35 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Something abstract, can you guess what it is?

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 03:34:47 AM EST
My wife often takes high resolution shots of the sponges and other houseware samples that she sells (or scans them) to send on by email, so I get to see somewhat similar pictures on the home computer...

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:00:27 AM EST
[ Parent ]
DO YOU MIND, that's a Welsh layer cake!
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:47:38 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Yummy!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:56:33 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Yoga mattress?
by PeWi on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 06:22:54 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Pan scourer
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 07:41:16 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I think Jerome was closest - it is a blackboard rubber.
Nobody got it exactly right so no prizes this week!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 10:18:23 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I didn't know there was a prize In Wales. What was it?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 10:37:00 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Errrr, the joy of winning? A glossy A4 sized print of the blackboard rubber sent out?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 11:30:53 AM EST
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*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:46:34 AM EST
Replaced with a slightly better attempt.

In English, "Once upon a time, In a land far away..." is a common intro formula. The equivalent in Hungarian is, translated, "It was once, it was somewhere, even beyond the sea of Óperencia...". Said fairytale region beyond the horizon was actually the Oberenz, a wide valley between the mountains on the upper part of the Enz river in Austria. The part in the photo used to be a big lake, of which only a swamp was left by the 19th century, at the end of which it was drained for the railway. Yet, one fabulous September morning, the landscape still looked enchanted from the train window...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 03:28:11 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Resizing is a bit iffy for me-- those wonderful free editing programs seem to be non-Mac. Let me know if any photos I post cause a problem.

by lychee on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:49:59 AM EST
I use ImageWell, which has handy upload features as well.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:07:30 AM EST
[ Parent ]
The cheap Mac Photo editing program has long been Graphic Converter.

http://www.lemkesoft.com/xd/public/content/index._cGlkPTE5Mw_.html

30 Euros-free if you don't mind looking at a nag screen while it loads.

"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:37:20 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Yes, but it's pretty horrible. Imagewell is neat for the resize-upload cycle - and it copies the URL it has sent the image to into the clipboard to cut-and-paste into a post!
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:45:25 AM EST
[ Parent ]
by lychee on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:51:35 AM EST
A work of graffiti by Ben Decker who seems to be a well known tagger in the 18th of Paris.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:53:47 AM EST


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:59:07 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I've often said that there's a huge amount of talent on the streets.  It's always quite exciting (I think) when you catch the work of a good artist and see their trademark style in different places.

Ben Deker is much more than a tagger!  Tags are the artist 'names', usually done with thick black markers and repeated everywhere, like a dog weeing on lamposts to mark its territory.  Tags imo spoil the urban landscape and give graffiti a bad name.  Bottom LH corner of this photo shows the tag of the artist who put this piece on the wall, like a signature. Fine in that context, but scribbled all over the place smacks of immaturity.  Well, that's my tuppence worth!!

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 06:22:02 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I believe (not 100% sure) that the graffiti artists in France refer to themselves as "taggers."

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 06:34:05 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Ah fair enough then. Although I think they are selling themselves short!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 08:42:42 AM EST
[ Parent ]
French wikipedia has a whole serie:

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graffiti

by Laurent GUERBY on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 02:16:21 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Thanks for the reference.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 03:00:07 PM EST
[ Parent ]


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Sep 20th, 2007 at 08:28:47 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Somewhere between St. Cyr and Vaires (e.g. along the RER C route until Invalides, or in the stations of RER B, or going out from Gare l'Est), but I can't remember where, I saw a stunningly good graffity, showing four to six dark faces with defiant looks, each seemingly a portrait. Has anyone seen that graffiti?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:00:30 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Thinking of it... it may also have been on the concrete support wall along which St. Cyr station's access road runs, making it less likely that any Parisien saw it.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:04:21 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I found this graffiti in an abandoned railway line on the northern end of the 18th arrondissment (near avenue St. Ouen) which might have been part of a line that circled Paris. I'll check with my wife when she gets home.
I don't know the art you're speaking of but I may have to go searching for it.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:06:26 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Sep 20th, 2007 at 08:25:56 AM EST
[ Parent ]
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:12:23 AM EST
I like the textures here.  Amazing how B&W can give something apparently mundane, so much atmosphere.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 06:15:21 AM EST
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It's a piece of wall in Carcassonne.

I was poking through my pictures and realised that too many of the good ones are of people that I probably shouldn't be posting here!

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 06:17:42 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Yeah some of mine fall into that category too, especially family photos of the children.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 06:24:44 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Your rose at the top is beautiful, In Wales.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 06:20:30 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Thanks, LEP.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 06:25:28 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:18:04 AM EST
This is estHer's photo, not mine. I'm just posting for her.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:20:14 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Such an impressive photo. estHer has such a good eye for creating a provoking image.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 06:23:29 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Replacement photo- estHer and friend.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Thu Sep 20th, 2007 at 10:08:48 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Pictures from the Minnesota State Fair Fall 2007

Yes indeed.  Pretty Ricky sports some serious gonads.  This four-year-old Duroc weighs 544 kg.

Crop art involves making pictures by gluing seeds to a canvas.  This artist seems to have discovered THE ROOT of EVIL.



"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:55:20 AM EST
Here's a photo estHer took two weeks ago in the French alps. Scenery is not her specialty but I like this one.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 06:42:02 AM EST
This one by Mat74 on infoclimat is quite nice too:

http://www.infoclimat.fr/multimedia/?photoid=40103&d=&dept=&region=&motcle=&star t=&auteur=&ord=


Arrivée de cumuls d'Italie

Superbe journée, agreable même au dessus 3500 m.

Arrivée massive de cumulus sur les grandes jorasses, la dent du geant, la pointe helbronner, la tour ronde, ... (de gauche à droite.

Les glaciers sont en meilleur etat que l'été dernier (la neige qui n'est pas tombée cet hiver et tombée cet été au dessus 3000 m !)

by Laurent GUERBY on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 02:10:08 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Wonderful, but size!!!!!

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 02:27:13 PM EST
[ Parent ]
That literally took my breath away for a moment.
by Nomad on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 03:25:13 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Replacement photo-Esther.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Thu Sep 20th, 2007 at 09:47:10 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Portrait. Taken with a crummy Yashika.

by Loefing on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 07:30:55 AM EST
This is a really gorgeous photo, so simple in concept too.  The camera doesn't matter with a shot like this, because the composition is so sweet.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 09:37:12 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I appreciate the compliment. 'Simple in concept' is what I hope will be engraved on my tomb stone :)
by Loefing on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 10:25:03 AM EST
[ Parent ]
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 08:07:37 AM EST
"Republicans on the way to vote?"

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 08:17:18 AM EST
[ Parent ]
That's such a good image!  I really love B&W yet it rarely occurs to me to try converting a picture into mono.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 08:53:21 AM EST
[ Parent ]
My picture above is actual B&W film developed and scanned.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 09:06:45 AM EST
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I used to use B&W film sometimes when I had my manual camera, I really love the effect. Couldn't afford it too often though.  I find myself looking for different things in the scene that will work in B&W but for some reason I find it harder to get into my B&W mindset when I am using digital. Possibly because it can get complex if you make it so, whereas with my manual film camera it was just intuitive and simple.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 09:33:57 AM EST
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One man's trash is a(nother) bird's treasure...
Amsterdam/June 2007
by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 08:46:20 AM EST

Corporate footprints in the wilderness.

by Loefing on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 09:11:04 AM EST


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 09:32:34 AM EST


You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 09:41:50 AM EST


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 10:03:35 AM EST


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 10:04:51 AM EST
Are these two from your Morocco trip?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 10:17:17 AM EST
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No those are from one day of a trip down the nile

The first one is the largest temple in Egypt. the picture dosn't quite convey the sheer size of those pillars.

the second is a mosque that is built into the walls of the Luxor temple, the sand has been dug out from the old ruins to expose the temple, leaving the mosque stranded thirty feet in the air.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 10:32:14 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Ah, I see the carvings in the pillars now.  How was Egypt, I've never been?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 10:45:15 AM EST
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GO TO LUXOR!

no honestly it is one of the most amazing places on the face of the planet, I think I came back with somewhere in the region of 500 pictures from that one day, and would have had more if I hadn't filled my memory cards up.

you have Karnak, itself, which is mindbogglingly huge, if you get away from the main tourist areas, you can find yourself in a several acre area with noone apart from the odd local wandering in deserted ruins. if you stick to the main tourist area, prepare for the crush.

Two and a half kilometeres across town, connected by avenues of stone sphinxes, which are gradually being exposed by the antiquities department from underneath the sand and houses, lies Luxor temple where the second picture was taken. om the other side of the river you have both the Valley of the kings, and the valley of the queens, plus the ruins of some other temples, the temple of queen Hapshepsut, and the granaries of the pharoh mentioned in the old testament.

You could easily spend a week there, just taking pictures.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 11:01:01 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 10:37:33 AM EST
Replacement photo.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Thu Sep 20th, 2007 at 09:43:11 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Old California bumper sticker wisdom: "life is a beach"

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 11:07:24 AM EST

Rider on horseback

Limantour beach, Marin County, CA/Nov. 2006

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:37:16 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Buddha's hand x Meyer's lemon, a total freak accident...

From the back yard last year...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 11:55:42 AM EST
That is bizarre. Is this a product of yours?!  
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:01:52 PM EST
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No! I wish...

Nature happens, it appeared on our tree in the backyard in Berkeley, CA.

I figured out that the potted Buddha's hand ornamental citrus tree in the front yard must have fertilized the Meyer's lemon in the back.

It was fantastic to watch growing...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:24:56 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Cool fungus!

Baden-Wurtemburg (Schwarzwald) Sept. 2007

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:14:38 PM EST
Very fine photo.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:22:35 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Danke schön!
by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:26:48 PM EST
[ Parent ]
What kind of camera do you use?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 01:36:20 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I use a Panasonic DMC-FZ7 which has a 12x optical Leica lens. The thing weighs but just over 1/2 pound.

I love it...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:17:46 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Windmills in the Schwarzwald

Sept. 2007

Here's looking at ya', Jérôme!

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:17:41 PM EST
by balbuz on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:28:00 PM EST
That really made me laugh!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:45:47 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I guess I need to sharpen this.  It looks much nicer in the original.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:42:34 PM EST
Sweet though. I like the ripples on the water.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:47:37 PM EST
[ Parent ]
No photos, but I did get my new DSLR in the mail yesterday. I've only done some test shots in my apartment but wow, it's worth every penny. The image stabilizing lens let me take a hand-held 1/6th second low light exposure that only showed tiny levels of camera shake when zoomed 100%. The detail annihilates my previous digital cameras, and that's with the relatively cheap lens it came with. The camera body isn't even that big. Even the flash is significantly better. Anyway I'm excited to try it out in Hawaii in just over a week from now.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 01:11:17 PM EST
That's very exciting! Really glad to know it is money well spent, I hope you enjoy it.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 01:12:56 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Oh come on - how about some photos this week with the new camara?  Hawaii is easy :-)

"One of the most magical properties of photography is its ability to transform the ordinary - by which I mean common, everyday things and places - into something else"

http://tao-of-digital-photography.blogspot.com/2006/05/ordinary-transformed-into-something.html

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 10:09:40 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Well, maybe for next Wednesday's blog. I have a workable grasp of the controls / menus / info screens now after taking about 100 experimental shots last night.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 12:40:01 PM EST
[ Parent ]


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 01:30:18 PM EST
Replacement photo.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Thu Sep 20th, 2007 at 09:29:45 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I can't remember what I've posted and what not.. have to scan some new ones today as soon as I get the film developed.

This is from Chamonix.

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--

by tzt (tzt) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 01:53:27 PM EST
Great, great picture - needs to be a meter or so high.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:20:20 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Your mountain photos, tzt, are (here comes a word I don't like to use, but this time I will) awesome.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:40:20 PM EST
[ Parent ]


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 02:02:40 PM EST


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 02:14:39 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Love your thunderhead
Here's one from Minnesota--perhaps 15,000 meters to the top,  Absolutely awe-inspiring.



"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 03:46:50 PM EST
[ Parent ]


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 02:28:43 PM EST
[ Parent ]
What is this Do Do?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 03:13:31 PM EST
[ Parent ]
It is Norman Fosters Dome on the Reichstag, looking down into parliament
by PeWi on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 03:34:31 PM EST
[ Parent ]
The new glass dome of the German parliament, the Reichstag.

Inside the dome, there is a spiral walkway just beside/under the dome roof (tourists can walk on it free-of-charge). In the middle, there is a  mirrow tower widening upwards, which through windows lead natural light into the big assembly hall. (I took the picture from the spiral walkway, the mirrors are on the upper side, the ceiling windows of the assembly hall on the lower side.)

The strong symbolism (the people above the politicians below, transparency) is of course intended. It is a work of British architect Norman Foster.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 03:35:34 PM EST
[ Parent ]

a highland game fling

by PeWi on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 02:09:17 PM EST
While visiting Damascus circa 2000, I entered the Omayad Mosque with my trusty Nikon and 80-200mm zoom. As luck would have it I noticed the gentleman in white enter this area of the mosque and begin to read as he stood alone. The mosque was quite a bit darker than it appears in the photo so I dropped to the floor, steadied the camera and snapped this shot. It's one of my favorites as it depicts a man truely devoted to his faith.



I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 02:12:36 PM EST

Another one by my favourite photographer :).

by Laurent GUERBY on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 02:12:49 PM EST
That is superb.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:10:51 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Who is your favourite photographer?

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:11:49 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Still top secret :).
by Laurent GUERBY on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:24:05 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Here I thought I'd missed something, but in fact you are just being coy...  humph.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:32:13 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I believe I used flash for this photo.



I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 02:17:23 PM EST
Baby. Wanna go for a hop around the block?



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 03:11:47 PM EST
Replacement photo.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Thu Sep 20th, 2007 at 09:28:09 AM EST
[ Parent ]
(keeping with the frogs theme)





--

Le caoutchouc serait un matériau très précieux, n'était son élasticité qui le rend impropre à tant d'usages.- A.Allais
by armadillos (armadillo2024 (at) free (dotto) fr) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 03:59:23 PM EST


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 10:17:03 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Bollywood-style festival dancer - Bristol

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 04:22:55 PM EST

Jupiter hungry...

Taken with my SonyEricsson phone, believe it or not...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:00:04 PM EST

My newborn niece's oh so cute foot w/finger for scale...
by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 05:24:33 PM EST
some of you will have seen this already, but for those who haven't...

i was videoing some wicked cloudplay during a storm, and didn't see the dove till the day after, whil slo-mo-ing the video.

it remains my favourite



'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 07:23:19 PM EST
Is that a picture of the Quantum Wavefunction of the Universe?

Oye, vatos, dees English sink todos mi ships, chinga sus madres, so escuche: el fleet es ahora refloated, OK? — The War Nerd
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 07:31:25 PM EST
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er, no...well...maybe!

is that a synonym for sheer luck?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 04:49:57 AM EST
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If I am not mistaken, in the Physics of Immortality Frank Tipler claims that the Holy Ghost is the Quantum Wavefunction of the Universe.

Do you still want to read it?

Oye, vatos, dees English sink todos mi ships, chinga sus madres, so escuche: el fleet es ahora refloated, OK? — The War Nerd

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 05:26:35 AM EST
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i would have dug taking a long bus ride with him in the seventies, i think.

now he seems too far out.

what do you think of david deutsch?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 06:04:39 AM EST
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I not very familiar with his specific work nor have I read The Frabric of Reality, but he's not a crackpot.

Oye, vatos, dees English sink todos mi ships, chinga sus madres, so escuche: el fleet es ahora refloated, OK? — The War Nerd
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 06:08:27 AM EST
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Reminded of that marvellous moment at the end of "Bladerunner" - "Time...to Die" - when the android Roy Batty lets go, as his time runs out, of the dove he has hold of, and the camera follows it upwards...

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 04:18:38 AM EST
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"Bladerunner" - What a great film! If only there were more like that - even if it had little to do with the great Philip K. Dick's story "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" upon which it was supposedly based.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 10:02:15 AM EST
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If not for any other reason, I have a soft spot for that film as I spent the entire interview to get onto my philosophy degree discussing that film. Left with the lecturer saying, of course you can have a place, if we have four years of you we might actually get to talk about something we want to.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 10:17:19 AM EST
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I picked up a DVD of the 'director's cut' for 6 quid when I was last in London. I've been waiting for the right evening (darker, without interruptions) to strip off the cellophane.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 11:15:19 AM EST
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ah so no voiceover and the subplot that explains certain important details put back in. (plus the bit of the shining taken out)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 11:22:40 AM EST
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I'll report back maybe by the weekend ;-)

The nights are dawing in and I am plannng to do very little of note, except tinker with a presentation

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 11:27:39 AM EST
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Ha.  I wonder if Izzy made the director's cut?

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 11:33:04 AM EST
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Hmmm... tell us more

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 11:43:36 AM EST
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She was an extra is all I know...  Or all I can tell you withut having to kill you. ;)

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 11:49:10 AM EST
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What am I supposed to do? Check shoes in all the crowd scenes?

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 12:05:47 PM EST
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they must have been her own shoes, can you imagine them trying to get the shoes they'd lent her back at the end of a days filming? ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 12:14:20 PM EST
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She has already had half this blog skinning their eyes on that movie frame by frame*, and no one has ever found her.

But the director's cut, now...

(* slight exaggeration possible)

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 12:18:50 PM EST
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What kind of shoes are we looking for? Moon boots? ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 12:58:34 PM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 01:10:27 PM EST
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Are you sure these are LA in 2019?

I'd say more Barthelona 1989, but whadda I know? I only wear Docsides year in and year out, unless the snow gets above 1 meter deep.

I Dubbin them.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 01:23:37 PM EST
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These will go in any era. We used to have a name for these shoes when I was a horny young man in my mid twenties, but I can't say it on this family site.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 01:42:14 PM EST
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Oh go on! We're very relaxed about such concepts here in the W*st, you know.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 01:45:36 PM EST
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I don't want to be troll rated by every woman on ET and lose my "trusted user" status.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 01:50:25 PM EST
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Where's your sense of adventure? We also have to remember redemption. Why should we be still punished for mistakes we made when we young? Oh, but I forgot, you are still breaking wind en famille so you haven't grown out of that younger personality yet ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 02:25:52 PM EST
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Believe me; it's a shock when I look at myself in the mirror each morning.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 05:20:27 PM EST
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Emphasizing Deckard's struggle to find his own identity, and so provoke the audience to feel as he does in their struggle to grasp Deckard's identity, and ultimately to question their understanding of how we can know our humanity is different, and how we can know at all (cf. epistemology). If the audience ignores the answer until the end, and the characters do not know it either, then the story again provokes the audience, and the characters, to ask: What is the difference between being human and being non-human, if I can be either, and I need someone else to tell me which I am?


You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 01:47:36 PM EST
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Your skinned eyes are not my fault!  I already told you you can't see me in it.  Oh, well.  I send apologies anyway.  To tell the truth, I've never seen the director's cut.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 03:56:04 PM EST
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I skinned my eyes, too! So that Sven does it, too: it should be the scene when Dekker chases the female android into the glass windows.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 04:08:15 PM EST
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Themes_in_Blade_Runner

This must be yours then ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 01:24:50 PM EST
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A request to photo blog minders - could you number or date the weekly diaries? So we can keep track, or refer back if we see a great photo or want to refer back to a good discussion? Thanks!

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 02:41:44 AM EST
OK Bob. I've added No.1 to the first photo diary. In Wales can change this one.
By the way, I thought today's photo blog was excellent.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 03:08:40 AM EST
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LEP was kind enough to suggest that I post this again as I posted it rather late last weeK.

My first attempt at a montage with Photoshop Elements 5

will-stat-montage

Statue of William the Conquerer at Falaise, Normandy

When I took the rear view with him towering over the church I had in mind that people like William controlled the Church and used it for political purposes. Later I read this in a book I bought in Falaise Castle, which seems a good caption for the photo:

There could scarcely be a better example of William's political skill, for at a stroke he had managed to get the Church to give him the monopoly of violence in Normandy.

1066: The Year of the Three Battles, F. McLynn




Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 09:56:19 AM EST
Working in a net cafe in Montpellier so no new photos at the moment.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 09:57:56 AM EST
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I was wondering where you were, Ted.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 10:01:58 AM EST
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In my favourite city again :-) Yesterady met again an artdealer I'd done a site for - he'd had to work with someone local to hold his hand and hand over site to him, but said he knows some people who might like sites now I intend to live here (I don't NEED the money - but it might keep me from arguing :-)), and knows lots of artists so I could quickly have a social network here - nice - which is what Nice is not :-)

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 10:15:38 AM EST
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