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Very early Friday Photo Blog # 74.

by LEP Thu Feb 12th, 2009 at 06:25:51 AM EST

Greetings and welcome the 74th edition of the ET photo blog. I'm not around for much of the day so I'm putting the blog up early.

                               

This is a photo taken by my sister-in -law, Odile, at the Paris demonstrations two weeks ago. It sounds like someone in France speaks English with a Yiddish accent.

Today we'll feature our technical section, "ask the experts" and our well proven section, "photos as usual."

So everyone post away; we have plenty of room!


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ask the experts

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Feb 12th, 2009 at 06:27:21 AM EST
Well, Geezer in Paris's steer towards camera shops in Paris was a good one - we spent an instructive hour wandering down the street and I managed to find an original yellow filter for my Mess Ikonta folder. I also, amazingly, managed to avoid buying anything else.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 13th, 2009 at 10:10:10 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Don't you and Sam know that you're supposed to spend a little money these days to help the economy?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 13th, 2009 at 10:31:42 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I have a question maybe an expert can answer.
I had images posted yesterday in the Photos As Usual section.
Is there a place where I can purchase a filter that would allow viewing of those images.
Maybe in France?
Or is it possible they were removed for reasons that have been communicated to me, but which I have yet to receive?
Enquiring minds want to know.


The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.
by Knucklehead on Sat Feb 14th, 2009 at 11:43:01 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Not sure I understand the question?  Are you saying that you posted photos here and can now no longer see them?

I don't see any that have been toggled/hidden and there is no reason why anyone with admin access would delete without warning.

Are you sure they did successfully post?  

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Feb 14th, 2009 at 04:26:04 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Yes, I saw them in here under Photos As Usual as I was here looking at Gringo`s pelicans.
I had posted a series of images.
Let`s imagine that I disappeared them during a page refresh, or some such action on my part, & leave it at that. My question was not accusatory at all, just that maybe I had done something contrary to site rules, & possibly had not been notified. If you want I can repost the series.
Thank you for helping me.
You prove that I did "Ask The Expert", In Wales

The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.
by Knucklehead on Sat Feb 14th, 2009 at 06:03:52 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Hi Knucklehead. I was wondering where your photos were today; there are many of us here who look forward to seeing them. Please repost them!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Feb 14th, 2009 at 06:15:22 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Thanks Lep.
I will

The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.
by Knucklehead on Sat Feb 14th, 2009 at 06:40:57 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Yes please do repost.

I honestly have no idea why they didn't post properly.  If anyone ever did post images that perhaps were not appropriate they would have been toggled rather than deleted which would mean that I would be able to see and reinstate them, but they just aren't there.

We would always leave a moderation comment in the thread to explain why we'd hidden a post if such action was deemed necessary. Sorry I can't help more than that.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 04:26:58 AM EST
[ Parent ]
In Wales,
Thank you & I did

The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.
by Knucklehead on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 05:27:25 PM EST
[ Parent ]
10 Easy Steps To Advanced Photography Skills | How-To | Smashing Magazine
A camera does not work like an eye; film does not work like memory. There is a fine line between a photo that is quite nice and one that is quite breathtaking. At some unknown point, a photo can cross the Rubicon and be forever a piece of beautiful art. That hinterland between a regular photo and evocative art is a shifting area from person to person and taste to taste. However, that zone can be narrowed a bit once you start to consider the way the brain stores memories and emotions.


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 Feb 18th, 2009 at 12:49:25 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Let's see.

"1. Think about the brain. "

<meh>

"2. Engage In The New Global Salon"

Sure, but the thread here is as useful as flickr. Competition is not god.

"3.  Get Rid Of Your Toy Camera"

Maybe. But don't just buy a DSLR reflexively. That's just lazy thinking.

"4. Carry A Tripod For Those Beautiful Sunsets And Sunrises"

Yup.

"5. Admire Impressionism"

No thank you.

"6. Practice With HDR"

No thank you.

"7. Take Your Camera Everywhere"

Yup. Well, take a camera everywhere.

"8. Understand The Fantasy/Reality Membrane"

I have no idea what he's talking about here.

When we are all grown up and serious, that membrane is razor thin, and there is little tolerance of "pretend" and "fantasy."

I just like them clearly labelled.

"9. Learn To Draw"

Probably good advice.

"10. Make Mistakes"

Lots. Lots and lots and lots. Thousands of hours worth.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Feb 18th, 2009 at 12:59:53 PM EST
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Lots. Lots and lots and lots. Thousands of hours worth.

I've got several thousand hours to go.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Feb 18th, 2009 at 01:04:52 PM EST
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theres a rough aproximation that any skill can be picked up and become competent with 1000 hours practice.

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 Feb 18th, 2009 at 06:38:05 PM EST
[ Parent ]
photos as usual

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Feb 12th, 2009 at 06:28:52 AM EST


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Feb 12th, 2009 at 05:22:46 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Carnival mask? Cities and town in Mexico are making preparations for carnival week.  Our little town usually has a few parades.  Merida will have bigger ones.

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 Thu Feb 12th, 2009 at 11:51:23 PM EST
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Looks like a slow week so I'll rerun a few from last week and some new ones.  The old ones were tone and color balanced, cropped and sharpened a bit so they look new.

The Ice Cream LOver



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 Thu Feb 12th, 2009 at 11:38:32 PM EST
[ Parent ]
From last week, or so.



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 Thu Feb 12th, 2009 at 11:40:50 PM EST
[ Parent ]
The bottom one looks more like a dinosaur!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 13th, 2009 at 04:23:41 AM EST
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Yes, when I first arrived in Chicxulub and looked out at the sea and saw all of those birds I couldn't help thinking that some looked like pterosaurs.  Actually, the pelicans have the beak that looks absolutely pterosauric and the Frigates have tail feathers that could be mistaken for a tail.

The long lost Frigatosaur. Eat your heart out Darwin!

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 Fri Feb 13th, 2009 at 11:29:25 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I think this one benefited from cropping and running the highlights and shadows adjustment. Brought out details in the faces, probably could be cropped more.

Prior post of same 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 Thu Feb 12th, 2009 at 11:47:13 PM EST
[ Parent ]


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 13th, 2009 at 04:17:40 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Up and over.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 13th, 2009 at 08:46:30 AM EST
[ Parent ]

School time in Camagüey, Cuba

by amanda2006 on Fri Feb 13th, 2009 at 04:19:02 PM EST
[ Parent ]
estHer playing the recorder in concert, Thursday evening. (Photo a bit noisy-shot with Canon elph, no flash.)




Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sat Feb 14th, 2009 at 08:54:10 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I measure time by turn of season,
& not with any rhyme or reason.FALL

DSCN7021

WINTER

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SPRING

 2 1DSCN0622

SUMMER

DSCN0605

DEW DROP OVER

DSCN3019

BALANCING ACT

DSCN1231

BARREL OF MONKEYS

 FUNHOUSE

LILIES OF THE NIGHT

DSCN1067

ILLEGAL ALIEN

DSCN9549

MIDNIGHT STAR

DSCN9514

REAR FLANK ATTACK

DSCN9470

BIRTH OF PURPLE

DSCN9316

FRESH POWDER

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METEORITE SHOWER

 METEORITE SHOWER DSCN9137

LEMON BALLS

DSCN8975

HAND-ME-DOWN

DSCN9156

FAIRY TIARA

 TIARA DSCN8842

The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.

by Knucklehead on Sat Feb 14th, 2009 at 06:46:22 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Love the pic of the two Lizards

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Feb 14th, 2009 at 06:59:53 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Thanks ceebs
I took two separate images & blacked out the rectangle & oval.
These little lizards, my granddaughters pets, are funny little things.
More can be see of them by clicking on the image. (as with all other images)

The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.
by Knucklehead on Sat Feb 14th, 2009 at 07:12:39 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Every picture is a celebration of diversity. Thanks

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Feb 14th, 2009 at 07:18:12 PM EST
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Seasonal diversity,
I`ll celebrate that also.
You`re very welcome Sven

The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.
by Knucklehead on Sat Feb 14th, 2009 at 07:32:09 PM EST
[ Parent ]
These are all great! I really love the way you put your shots together.  I wish I had access to this much wildlife on my doorstep.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 04:29:02 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Thank You In Wales.
I usually try to see the subject I`m shooting in different light & state of mind. I often revisit the same subject on different days & at different times of day. Sometimes it is productive in the results & at other times, I just have to reschedule.
I never give up though, & that is the main reason I end up with shots I like & others enjoy.
This subject, the inner workings of a Tube Anemone`s mouth, I probably shot a few hundred times trying to get this one.(over 5 years)
It`s shot through glass, a few inches of water, & the large purple tentacles (with the day-glo spots) are usually writhing across the fluorescing green area. Shot under actinic lights in my reef. I cloned out three or four minute specks floating in the water column.
The green center is less than one inch across.
It would be nice if you viewed it in it`s "original" size via the link.
Still it is compressed to 72

 EXQUISITE TUBE x600 DSCN0089


The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.

by Knucklehead on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 06:11:10 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Wow!

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 11:52:51 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Crazy Horse,
I`m glad you took the time to look.

May I ask what is ,"Skennah Kowa"?

The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.

by Knucklehead on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 06:37:03 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Wow, glad you reposted!

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 Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 01:48:50 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Hi Gringo,
I like what you did with the "kids".
Pelicans in flight, are one of my favorite birds to watch here on the coast.
They glide just in front of a rising wave, breaking down the shoreline, being hung there by the air pressure displaced by the water. If they pick up a little too much speed, they`ll dip a wing-tip into the vertical wave face next to them, to slow them back into the "Zone".
The most visually unimpressive candidates for most graceful & lowest flyer, there is.

The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.
by Knucklehead on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 06:43:57 PM EST
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Knucklehead, your lengthy experience watching pelicans in flight confirms what I was able to observe over just a few weeks.  They really are talented/gifted flyers and a delight to watch.  Who would have guessed?

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 Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 09:06:56 PM EST
[ Parent ]
FUNEM?
SVFM
FUNEX?
SVFX
OK - MNX.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Feb 14th, 2009 at 07:19:57 PM EST
It took a lot of attempts to get these. Dinosaurs move fast and my camera is slow...

and a green lion

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 01:00:05 AM EST
The second to last one is great.
Shadow theatre.

The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.
by Knucklehead on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 01:26:59 AM EST
[ Parent ]
one might think it's Karnaval time in Venice?

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 11:51:39 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Correct. First day, I think.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 02:41:57 PM EST
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