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Friday Photography Blog No.7

by In Wales Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 04:51:29 AM EST

Here we are again!  It feels as though it has been a long wait.




Take a look at Photography Blog No. 2 for the technical details and please try to keep files to 600 pixels width and 100kb max file size.  Feel free to ask any questions on this!

The theme this week will be Animals as well as the Photos As Usual section.

Have fun!

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ANIMALS
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 04:52:10 AM EST
Macro shot of a goat.  I love the detail on the eye.


by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 04:54:32 AM EST
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Very nice !
by estHer on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 03:22:44 PM EST
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Hello estHer, and thanks. We are always impressed with your photos!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:39:13 PM EST
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Hi EstHer, nice to see you here! Your photos are wonderful - you really have a good eye for images!

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:49:53 PM EST
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I know, I know, I've posted this before:

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:02:51 AM EST
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Does anyone know what kind of butterfly this is. It is a little irritating, because when you watch it, it looks as if it is flying backwards. In the picture it is flying toward the upper right corner.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:04:05 AM EST
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Where was the picture taken? I only remember seeing that type of butterfly in hotter places.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:14:42 AM EST
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Southern France - near Arles.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:16:34 AM EST
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looks like some sort of Zebra Swallowtail...

Zebra Swallowtail pic

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 02:54:36 PM EST
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by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 02:56:53 PM EST
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Thanks! Yes it seems to be a Zebra Swallowtails. First time I saw one.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Oct 13th, 2007 at 01:21:48 AM EST
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by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:04:19 AM EST
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That's sweet!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:12:55 AM EST
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by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:08:12 AM EST
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I have some spider shots somewhere too. They are really fascinating to watch.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:13:37 AM EST
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by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:17:10 AM EST
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by Magnifico on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:18:02 AM EST
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Oh very cool.  I spent ages chasing dragonflies in Thailand and never managed to get a decent shot.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:25:03 AM EST
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I'd like to thank a very cooperative dragonfly for being my subject. This shot took me a dozen or more attempts to capture.
by Magnifico on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:42:03 AM EST
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I think I was probably too close with a fixed lens - obviously this isn't a shot I expected!

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:18:38 AM EST
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Nope, just checked: it was the Lumix FZ-7. I don't like that camera: don't anyone tell Helen.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:20:43 AM EST
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The Lumix has a feature for chopping horses heads off?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:23:47 AM EST
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One of our cats, "Kiwi."
This photo was shot with my Nikon D80.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:39:57 AM EST
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What a great shot!  Sweet cat, awww.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 06:40:51 AM EST
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What a nice looking cat

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 Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:09:23 PM EST
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Kiwiiiii =)
The best cat in the world, with Suliao and Runty.
by estHer on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 03:21:23 PM EST
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Hi Esther, nice to see you hanging out on ET again. I had a cat who looked just like Kiwi. She died with over 23 years and was a really amazing cat.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Oct 13th, 2007 at 01:23:56 AM EST
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This pheasant appeared in my garden last February. I didn't have my zoom lens home so the photo is not great. The pheasant was far from the house.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:55:27 AM EST
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A zoom? I'd be looking for a net!
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 06:25:06 AM EST
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nice...did you build that elegant chair for two ?

very beautiful, what wood is it?

'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 Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:50:10 AM EST
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No, I don't build things. That's a bench purchased in Ikea seven years ago. It's their own special hardwood that they grow, I think, in Canada.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:58:17 AM EST
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Shot in the French Alps, August 2007.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 06:43:37 AM EST
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What a great picture ! Lol I'm jocking
by estHer on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 03:22:06 PM EST
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You can't tell from the shot, but this lion is cross-eyed:

Frightened cockatoo:

Un-frightened bats:

All from Bristol Zoo earlier in the year.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:05:27 AM EST
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I bet cross eyed lions don't make it to alpha male status.

Great shots though. I like the silhouetted bats.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:16:59 AM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:40:18 AM EST
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5:45am, Durham University halls of residence

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:11:55 AM EST
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Tanzania

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

by whataboutbob on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:28:42 AM EST
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Fantastic, Bob. Thanks! Oh I would love to go out there.  Can you pack me into a spare suitcase next time you visit?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:32:47 AM EST
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I'll let you know! (I now realize I could have posted these larger...will remember that!)

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 11:12:28 AM EST
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'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 Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:55:50 AM EST
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'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 Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 08:22:40 AM 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 Oct 12th, 2007 at 09:28:20 AM EST
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I had already posted about the birds I saw hiking in the Cévennes ; here are other animals :

A very small frog :

We met a stray cat along the path, young and very hungry, who was constantly meowing. It was probably not feral as it liked to follow hikers.

As it was following us, we happened upon a water reserve for fire fighting, and where horses and sheep were able to drink (the Cévennes are very dry in the summer). The kitten took upon the occasion to drink :

At one of the gîte d'étape, we met hikers who had rented a donkey to do the carrying :




Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 09:57:13 AM EST
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Your frog reminds me of this little dude who was sitting on the door handle of my hotel room in Krabi when I wandered back drunk after an uphill adventure with a tuk tuk and 3 friends.  We screamed the place down, it was hilarious. Poor frog.





by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 11:29:23 AM 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 Oct 12th, 2007 at 10:09:38 AM EST
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A lot of dog for a little girl (granddaughter).


Karen in Austin

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 10:20:21 AM EST
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by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 01:27:03 PM EST
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Dogplay/random dogs at park (Rhodesian pups)

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 01:29:28 PM EST
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Garden Spider

Seal/Channel of Bolinas lagoon

Ground squirl/Berkeley (marina), CA

Crows/Bekeley (marina), CA

Cowbird with worm/Berkeley, CA

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 01:36:20 PM EST
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Kitty action shot (playing with branch)

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 01:38:27 PM EST
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Fits the theme, halfway...

Birdman/Pergamon museum, Berlin, DE

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 03:33:25 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 Oct 12th, 2007 at 06:42:25 PM EST
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'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 Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 06:48:39 PM EST
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COWS. This contribution from estHer.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sat Oct 13th, 2007 at 04:09:42 AM EST
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In August we found this animal in our kitchen. The cats seemed uninterested in him and he seemed very much at home. It turned out to be the ferret of the neighbor across the street.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sat Oct 13th, 2007 at 08:03:00 AM EST
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PHOTOS AS USUAL
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 04:52:45 AM EST
Rhyl Miniature Railway, Grand opening.
I love the juxtaposition of this beautiful old train, the period costume of the train drivers and then today's lot with their cameras and track suits and bling in the background.



by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 04:57:36 AM EST
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Rhyl Miniature Railway again.

I just realised I should have cropped out the 21st century rubbish behind the boy. I don't think yellow plastic was widely used in the 1800's.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:01:11 AM EST
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On Tuesday we cut down the "old oak tree" which had died.

We then cut down a huge pine tree which we were afraid could fall on our house. That saddened me. It was like losing  an old friend. It took 40 years to grow and 40 minutes to cut down.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 06:39:44 AM EST
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I used to get upset enough at the annual pruning of trees, it's awful to see a tree have to go down.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 06:46:20 AM EST
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the light that day was radiant-lambent...

'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 Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:59:27 AM EST
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'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 Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 08:23:56 AM EST
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'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 Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 09:40:15 AM EST
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I'm trying to get a decent black and white photo with Paint Shop Pro.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 12:31:26 PM EST
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It's a bit contrasty but I actually think it works quite well here. I like it.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 12:36:46 PM EST
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Thanks. I find it very difficult to get a good black and white photo with a digital camera. I have to work on it.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 12:41:04 PM EST
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Same here. I'm not used to looking at my surroundings for B&W. I don't really know how to translate the colour and tones into what makes a good B&W photo.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 12:50:11 PM EST
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What do you think makes a good black and white photo?

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 Oct 12th, 2007 at 01:06:29 PM EST
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It's hard to say.  You need good enough contrast and the right 'look' to make it work.  Something that works well in colour doesn't necessarily translate to B&W.  You can look at a monotone photo and know that it works or it doesn't. But it is hard to see for it when you are taking the photo.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 01:08:57 PM EST
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I've noticed that when I work with b&w film a lot, I start to "see" a bit differently than when I work with color. It's like I automatically look for b&w images. But I lose it again if I do stuff in color or not photograph for a while.

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:51:28 PM EST
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Basil flowers

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 01:39:56 PM EST
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Banana leaf

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 01:40:53 PM EST
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Hotel Richemond

Chamonix, this summer. Kodak T-max film.


BW Paris Metro

Paris Metro, last December. Digital converted to b&w.

Yawn

Same as above.

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:59:58 PM EST
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This one has the "old feel" black and white of 'old Paris' with a touch of color added.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 06:15:35 PM EST
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I really love your photos!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:38:08 PM EST
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Thanks. :-)

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 07:50:39 PM EST
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'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 Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 06:40:13 PM EST
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'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 Sat Oct 13th, 2007 at 07:17:54 AM EST
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'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 Sat Oct 13th, 2007 at 07:42:13 AM 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 Oct 12th, 2007 at 09:29:56 AM EST

Goat drinking/Potsdam, DE


Tree row/Berlin, DE


Horse detail/The Pergamon, Berlin, DE


Cuneiform inscription detail/The Pergamon, Berlin, DE

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 08:07:29 PM EST
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Not my photo - but seems to fit this category :-) West Ham football "fans" and some rivals.

football hooligans

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

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 01:57:59 PM EST
Men are fascinated by all kinds of combat:

chess-montp2-40457

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

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:15:47 PM EST
Great photo, Ted!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 05:21:20 PM EST
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Thanks - a bit of a gift - as so often with photography.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Fri Oct 12th, 2007 at 06:42:07 PM EST
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i apologise for the uneven ratings i have been giving, it's because some pics stubbornly resist coming through on dialup-

great pics though, the ones that do come through!

'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 Mon Oct 15th, 2007 at 11:25:03 PM EST


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