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"PHOTOS AS USUAL"
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:45:15 AM EST


One of my neices.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:48:56 AM EST
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The dog selflessly helps with the dishwasher.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:50:27 AM EST
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Obviously pre-wash ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 01:55:16 PM EST
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either that or eco-friendly


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:30:24 PM EST
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Does that mean he humps Greens?

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Dec 8th, 2007 at 07:38:26 PM EST
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My film noir photo.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:05:59 AM EST
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French cafes are great for these photos! It works well.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:08:19 AM EST
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Goodbye to a friend who's moving.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:28:10 AM EST
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Brother with cabbage.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:32:20 AM EST
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The slang name for head/brain in Finnish is kaali = cabbage

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 01:56:25 PM EST
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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 09:07:02 AM EST
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Very interesting. Did you use a special lens?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:23:36 AM EST
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I'm having a couple of weeks of seeing what my phones camera can do, that's its panorama setting, (people moving around create interesting effects)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 11:16:57 AM EST
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The 'panorama' setting on all digital cameras is fake - if there is a single fixed lens and a single chip array. Eaxctly the same information is recorded on a 'full screen' photograph. The panorama framing can be done afterwards with exactly the same result. You'll note the difference in file sizes.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:00:39 PM EST
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Ah well this takes  three separate photos, and then stitches them together, which is how I did this which I put up a couple of weeks ago


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:05:03 PM EST
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Is that you?

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:39:20 PM EST
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which one ;-)

Yes tis me.

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

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:48:02 PM EST
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Nice...

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:54:45 PM EST
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He could well be an Oligarch if you squint ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:04:00 PM EST
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I would like to address the suggestion that I have some kind of Oligarch fetish.  First off, I'm a bloody pinko commie.  Wealth kinda gives me the creeps.  It's a turn off.  I think a man's attractiveness is in direct relation to his poverty.  Well, to a point.  Look at Misha.  When he was rich, he looked like a used car salesman.  Now he is in the slammer and Putin stole his company, and he's devastatingly handsome.  Secondly, if I have a thing for Russians, it's not because they are Oligarchs, but because they are Russian.  For example, they speak the sexiest language on earth.  Have you seen A Fish Called Wanda, where John Cleese starts speaking Russian and Jamie Lee Curtis goes insane?  Exactly.  I assume you didn't see the episode of SATC where Aleksandr is trying to get Carrie to say his name correctly.  "Alek,Sandr..."  And they can read.  And they've got that bad guy that's not good for you thing going on.  Putin?  He's a hooligan turned spy turned dictator.  Classic Mr. Wrong.  Complete with nice biceps and cocky attitude...  

Anyway, all of that's beside the point.  I don't understand why ceebs has been going out of his way to keep his good looks such a secret...


"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:39:58 PM EST
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You need to come around more often. Ceebs posted his photo before on one of the earlier blogs. He used to talk about a girlfriend a lot but I haven't seen her mentioned lately.
YOU HEAR THAT CEEBS!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:49:16 PM EST
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Oh dear my weakness for brainy women ....

unfortunately I am unavailable, untill I'm thrown out into the cold.

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

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:04:17 PM EST
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Oh, of course you are.  If you were available, it would mean the earth's spun off its axis or something, some law of the universe suspended...

Unfortunately I am available (only because I recently threw a guy out into the cold, philanderer...  well, now you know how to get thrown out into the cold...)  To bad for you. ;)

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:22:58 PM EST
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Well we all have to live with dissapointments. ;)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:17:18 PM EST
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I think a man's attractiveness is in direct relation to his poverty.

Well, poemless, I'm broke...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Sat Dec 8th, 2007 at 09:43:00 AM EST
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Ooo Manly competition. ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Dec 9th, 2007 at 06:01:49 AM EST
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And fickle, the both of you.  Who is going to fix my car now?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 9th, 2007 at 06:14:45 AM EST
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I'm still here.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sun Dec 9th, 2007 at 08:42:25 AM EST
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I can multitask, too...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Sun Dec 9th, 2007 at 09:08:29 AM EST
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And you managed to clone the cat as well! :)

You're clearly a dangerous pinko commie pragmatist.
by Vagulus on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:43:16 PM EST
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no there are seperate cats. no cat  cloning involved

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:18:07 PM EST
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Living with multiple cats.
by Nomad on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 07:01:50 PM EST
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They wouldn't survivve without the 24 hour buttlering service.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 07:29:52 PM EST
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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Dec 9th, 2007 at 07:23:12 PM EST
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That's some playground! How did you get them all to pose so well? They are really sweet looking.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Mon Dec 10th, 2007 at 10:55:55 AM EST
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it's lunch time and that's next to the food bowls

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Dec 10th, 2007 at 11:05:35 AM EST
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Street Scenes from about 1974, Las Ramblas.  All are tritone B&Ws from scanned color Ektachromes. Taken with 45mm lens of my Yashica 35GS rangefinder.  My 5th great grandfather, Capt. Gabriel Sistare Mitzavila, was born in Barcelona in 1725-26.  His ship was wrecked off the Connecticut coast in 1771 during a return run from Havana to Cadiz, and he remained in New London, CT for the rest of his life. I believe all of the US Sistare/Sistere/Sustares are descended from this one man.  

 

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 Dec 7th, 2007 at 09:24:26 AM EST
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Laguna El Bellote Ferry Crossing, tritone.  There is a bridge here now as well as PEMEX's "Dos Bocas" petroleum port facility.



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 Dec 7th, 2007 at 09:30:16 AM EST
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Great photos as usual, Gringo. Thanks.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:25:19 AM EST
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Thanks LEP!  I really enjoy the opportunity to post.

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 Dec 7th, 2007 at 01:54:28 PM EST
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I'm really enjoying them Gringo, it's a very enjoyable style, and I...am really enjoying them!

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 07:18:44 PM EST
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Portrait of a classmate. Taken with a large format camera, 4x5 bw polaroid film.


V2


Another classmate. This was taken with a medium format camera, the film had expired 8 years ago, hence the colors..


Fleur


Selfportrait, handheld digi camera. I was very tired.


Mood of the day

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:26:17 AM EST
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Nice to see you posting again tzt. They must be working you very hard in school.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:45:30 AM EST
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They must be working you very hard in school.

Oh yes. But after 2 weeks I'm off to Finland for the holidays! (I have to say I'm counting the days.)

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:51:39 AM EST
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These are from a series about "dag uit mijn leven" - one day of my life.



21:00


08:00


10:00


12:00


(you can see the series here - I'm not sure if it is complete yet)

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

by tzt (tzt) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:41:32 AM EST
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I went to flicker. I love the shopping carts and the last photo which looks like a skeleton with a nightcap sleeping in a bed.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:58:42 AM EST
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Skeleton with a nightcap! Now you're scaring me. (I don't see it.)

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 11:49:58 AM EST
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The head of the skeleton is on the right about 60-80% high from the bottom. I can't see how you can miss it. Then again, I was a young man in the sixties.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 12:00:45 PM EST
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These are fantastic. The series too has really strong images and I love the colours as well.  Are they all digital in the series? Just wondering how you process to bring out the colours like that?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 11:32:25 AM EST
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Thanks!

The photos are all digital. I was aiming for the same kind of colors you get from cross-processing film: developing color negative film like it was slide film, or the other way 'round. Sometimes it works quite well, sometimes not at all. With digital images you can fake the effect in Photoshop. I use "Curves".

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

by tzt (tzt) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 11:48:07 AM EST
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I also use curves but I clearly need more guidance. My colours tend to distort rather than to come out bolder and brighter.  Do you do the RGB colours separately or all in one?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 12:05:44 PM EST
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Try changing the curves layer to the Luminosity blending mode after making your changes. The curve shouldn't affect colors in that mode.

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 Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:20:33 PM EST
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Thanks, I'll have a go.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:32:09 PM EST
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Oh, just remember that easy does it with curves unless you are trying for a special effect.  You can target specific areas by clicking on the smaller grids button at the bottom of the curves dialog box and placing a marker at each intersection.  This prevents unintended changes except where you want them.  A simple shalow S curve (with markers placed three quarters of the way up and down the line) is a great way to increase overall contrast in most photos. The dark tones are increased by moving the lower marker point down slightly and whites and lighter tones are brightened by moving the upper marker upward slightly. Using the up and down arrows  is a great way to control the selected marker.  You can target specific areas of a photo for change by control clicking on them in the photo.  Each click places a marker on the line for manipulation.  Curves are a joy to work with once you get to know them.  Happy curving!

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 Dec 7th, 2007 at 11:06:17 PM EST
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I didn't know about all of this, thank you.  I often take decent photos that could be really good if I could tweak them just right in photoshop but I lack those skills so far.  I will have to post my experiments.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Dec 8th, 2007 at 04:00:08 AM EST
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Well, the other thing you could try that's actually simpler for tweaking photos is using the camera raw dialog. Have you tried importing your files directly into camera raw to tweak them?  I don't know which version of Photoshop you have, and CS is a little different from CS2 and CS3, but the raw files dialog is terrific.

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 Sat Dec 8th, 2007 at 02:28:06 PM EST
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I have CS2 and I do now tend to take nearly all of my shots in RAW unless they need to be immediately used as jpegs.

I haven't explored enough what the software can do so I need to spend more time on that.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 9th, 2007 at 05:34:41 AM EST
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I recommend a book by Scott Kelby, editor of Photoshop User Magazine, titled "The Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers".  It has a wealth of down to earth info for persons like yourself, or I, who enjoy photography but would like to make some changes to improve an image from time to time.  I have a small library of Photoshop books and this is one of the best for that purpose.  It has a whole section on raw files. Once you start using Photoshop in earnest and with knowledge of its capabilities, it will change the way you think about photography - for the better.

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 Dec 9th, 2007 at 12:59:34 PM EST
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Ah thanks.  * runs off to Amazon *
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 9th, 2007 at 01:42:07 PM EST
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Colours separately.

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:17:38 PM EST
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Well then, I'll have a go at that too!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:44:45 PM EST
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You have a gift...

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:40:27 PM EST
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Aw, thanks Poemless.. I dunno, I feel that the 18-year-old kids at school have a gift and I just work my butt off. :-p

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:19:57 PM EST
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Well having a gift and working your butt off are not nec. mutually exclusive.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:21:39 PM EST
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Sat. 1st Dec - celebration of the end (almost)of the tram works and an attempt to bring back the shoppers to  the area of Place De Gaulle and Avenue Borriglione (Nice):

a-band-degaulle-40981

a-marche-pl-degaulle-50002

a-dance-degaulle-50001

dance-yell-rose-40989

"I have just the flower for you".

lets-dance-40996

"Let's dance!" - he was too optimistic, there was no way she was going to dance in that outfit.

a-kids-band-40983

"Smile - you brats"

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

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 01:35:09 PM EST
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Excellent photos Ted. Did you see the challenge I laid down for you 3 or 4 photos from the top?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:06:33 PM EST
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Thanks. And puzzle solved :-)

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 04:52:29 PM EST
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Tokyo, a nice sunny winter day in Ueno park.




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 Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 01:49:15 PM EST
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Pretty photo armadillos.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:04:18 PM EST
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