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Friday Photography Blog #14

by LEP Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 04:14:42 AM EST

Wow! We're at the 14th Friday photography blog. I'm thrilled to see it being such a success.
Today we'll have two sections: one for "indoor shots" and the other for "photos as usual."
My colleague in this venture, In Wales, is traveling this weekend, so sadly, we won't see any photos from her until the end of the weekend.
If anyone is a first time participant, and you need to know the technical rules for posting photos, just ask and someone will point you to the right place.

To start off, I'll offer a photo of the young woman who got me interested in photography, my daughter, estHer, who can't post herself today because she's in school.
I think of this photo as her "photo noire" work; it could be right out of a Humphrey Bogart/Sam Spade movie except the faces are too young. (It was shot at a teen age hamburger joint in Fontainebleau.)

So, everyone post as many photos as you like. There are many of us here who appreciate them.


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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 04:18:24 AM EST
A photographer friend of mine is teaching me how to shoot in "raw" and use photoshop. This is my first try. I had a delicious cous cous lunch this week in a little cafe restaurant in the 18th (which I couldn't finish- most unusual for me) for 8.50 euros. I took this photo- its rather a sombre restaurant but thanks to photoshop it became 5 star.

I'll post the original photo later.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 04:34:32 AM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 04:58:38 AM EST
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The nephew of my stepson. He reminds me of Alfred E. Neuman.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 05:18:16 AM EST
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by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 10:44:06 AM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 08:54:20 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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 11:13:37 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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 11:14:34 AM EST
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This is an exceptionally good photo.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 12:13:16 PM EST
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that was the one I was most unsure of putting up actually

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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 12:16:08 PM EST
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No, I agree, it really jumped out at me.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 01:03:25 PM EST
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LOL! It's probably you compare it to what you have seen with your own eyes.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 01:52:12 PM EST
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No, I thought the camera position could have been better, and the light. The site  had possibilities, but I find the picture somewaht unsatisfactory.

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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 02:23:10 PM EST
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In other owrds, it is less good than what you have seen with your own eyes (and thought of capturing). While we aren't comparing your picture to what it could have been.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 02:26:52 PM EST
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I suppose so (he says grumpily conceding the point)

although I havent actually seen the photo with my own eyes, more My imagination.

and I don't like the lack of focus in the foreground.

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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 02:29:26 PM EST
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Gives depth and makes you look along the dolmen.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 02:34:09 PM EST
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My usual problem, Lack of satisfaction with the gap between achievement and imagination.

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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 03:03:34 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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 11:17:53 AM EST
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crossing dome, baroque church, bavaria

by town on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 11:21:48 AM EST
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archway, king ludwigs summer palace, bavaria

by town on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 11:23:39 AM EST
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golden gate park, conservatory, san francisco

by town on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 11:24:58 AM EST
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by estHer on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 12:37:04 PM EST
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                Tourists!

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson
by NearlyNormal on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 02:10:37 PM EST
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in the plane, going to Seattle (see the outside shot down below).





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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 03:43:34 PM EST
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I'm not much of an indoor photographer, but have kind-of indoor photos...

Inside the glass dome of a temple of democracy, the German Reichstag (looking at Merkel's home, the "Federal Washing Machine"):

Inside Strasbourg's Cathedral:

Inside a railway cathedral -- Frankfurt's:

Inside the concourse of another -- Brest's:



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

by DoDo on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 05:49:37 PM EST
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...and a separate, even more tendentious series...

Inside an ICE-1 high-speed train of the German Railways:

Inside a TGV Réseau high-speed train of the French State Railways:

Inside a German Railways double-deck train:

Inside a Frankfurt area S-Bahn train:



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

by DoDo on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 05:53:07 PM EST
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The black and white photo is excellent.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 05:54:30 PM EST
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Unfortunately, it is a pretty standard station photo, little inspired. I a more proud of the first (with the red bag) and the last (with the sunlight).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 06:02:28 PM EST
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It may not be inspired but the contrasts are very good. And besides, I look at it and I expect Harry Lime to get off the next train.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 06:10:06 PM EST
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Girl and Her Dog

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 1st, 2007 at 09:46:10 AM EST
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PHOTOS AS USUAL
photos as usual

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 04:20:15 AM EST
This is a photo I took from my plane, of another plane landing. It was taken a few weeks ago at 8 a.m. at Washington National Airport  as we were about to take off for Florida.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 04:45:16 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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 08:56:08 AM EST
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Nice photo. Where is that?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 08:58:28 AM EST
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Outside the old Olympic stadium in Athens

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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 09:00:13 AM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 10:25:11 AM EST
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Sumptuous colour. Where's that?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 10:38:03 AM EST
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Believe it or not, this is a very old and famous hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, called The Breakers, where some of my rich cousins stayed when I was there for a family reunion. One night there would pay for one month of my studio in Paris including internet and electric.
Everything is hand painted,and was done about 80 years ago. Here's a photo of the ceiling, but it's slightly out of focus.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 10:55:33 AM EST
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Aha. I had my Euro-blinkers on and couldn't figure out where it might be. There's a religious look about it but the window in the first photo didn't fit.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 12:12:43 PM EST
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Well, you know in America, they do worship money.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 12:15:32 PM EST
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this is Seattle, July 2003.
(taken with Lomo that I've since lost)




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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 03:40:48 PM EST
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Interesting tint. Is that black and white film?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 04:02:04 PM EST
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yes - ilford, FP4 or HP5, most probably HP5. Its a scan of a paper print, and the tint most probably come from when I scanned the shot in 2003 (and forgetting to convert the file to black an white)..

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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 04:13:13 PM EST
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Oh you had a Lomo?  I am so tempted to try to find one and have a go at working with that. I love the 'look' they give.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 2nd, 2007 at 04:02:28 PM EST
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Restoring the 1862 church built by Norwegian immigrants to Minnesota.  This is no longer an active church but is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Thorstein Veblen's parents are buried in the cemetery.

The timbers supporting the steeple had rotted away so the structure had to be rebuilt.  The pioneers didn't have a crane.

We were VERY organized and efficient in rebuilding the steeple and thought we had saved a bunch of money.  However, when we poured new footings, we discovered the floor had been destroyed by rot and various critters.  So we had to spend the money anyway.

The steeple as seen this afternoon.  There is still some siding / flashing work to do.




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

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 05:28:49 PM EST
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Thanks for posting this techno. Most interesting.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 05:41:30 PM EST
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Thanks LEP

Actually, I am not sure how I get roped into these sorts of projects.  BTW, this is the picture we are supposed to match.  No I didn't take it--we guess it was taken in early June of 1876.




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

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sat Dec 1st, 2007 at 02:00:26 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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 06:21:34 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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 06:25:22 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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 06:25:44 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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 06:28:10 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 Dec 1st, 2007 at 06:50:49 AM EST
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Moon Over Las Vegas from Red Rock Canyon


Slightly earlier

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 1st, 2007 at 09:49:00 AM EST
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Athens, I think

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 1st, 2007 at 09:50:54 AM EST
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There may be others around Europe, but I do know of such a shiny-nosed beastie in Firenze (Florence), Piazza del Mercato.

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sat Dec 1st, 2007 at 11:07:03 AM EST
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Actually, Italy would have been my second guess.  So, it's probably the one you know of.  The photo was taken during the 1970s and I took so many photos back then.  We lived in the UK and spent every available vacation day on the Continent, except for short visits to Wales several times a year.

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 1st, 2007 at 02:07:06 PM EST
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Il Porcellino.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Dec 1st, 2007 at 04:28:12 PM EST
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Right!

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 1st, 2007 at 09:16:22 PM EST
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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 1st, 2007 at 09:52:26 AM EST
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While in Sidney, we took the train to near by Manly Beach. As we sat to rest on a street leading down to the beach, I noticed this interesting little kebob shop with living quarters above. I had to struggle a bit with the lighting to get all of the tones of the building in without blowing out the sky, but digital is wonderful.



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 1st, 2007 at 09:58:14 AM EST
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...which overlooks my hometown -- but you don't see any of that on the following picture (made from the obsevation tower), only the silver stripe of the Danube:

Faces of a forest -- 1:

Faces of a forest -- 2:

(Both on the North side.) My dog before I ordered her back from the thin ice of a miniature lake on a mountain saddle:

Back in the city, there was an incredible third-sky red Sunset, I have seen such an orgy of colours at most 3-4 times before. But it is short bliss: must have lasted less than a minute, by the time I pulled out the camera and made some hasty adjustments, it began to fade away...



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

by DoDo on Sat Dec 1st, 2007 at 11:47:09 AM EST
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what kind of camera do you use DoDo?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Dec 1st, 2007 at 12:16:24 PM EST
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A used Sony DSC-H1.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Dec 1st, 2007 at 04:35:59 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 Dec 1st, 2007 at 01:00:04 PM EST
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What struck me most about North Wales was the immense variety of colors and textures in its landscapes, and of course the abundance of water. Reflective pools, ocean, creeks. [rain too : ]. A veritable treat for the senses.  

Near Llangollen:



In rolling fields somewhere between Mold and Conwy:




Close to the summit of Cadair Idris. The trail enters from the valley in the upper right quadrant of the image. But, oh, I kept wondering where the switchbacks were. The path went straight up!:




A little water fall:




View of the ruins of the Basingwerk Abbey [12th C]

by Loefing on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 01:33:05 PM EST
Lovely photos. I especially like the first and the last.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 01:45:11 PM EST
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Did you come down from Cader Idris mad or a poet?

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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 01:52:58 PM EST
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lol.

Yes : )

by Loefing on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 02:07:27 PM EST
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Wonderful photos!!! Especially the first, with the patch of Sunlight falling in the middle.

I instantly recognised the landscape on it. The location of a breathtaking autumn photo by In Wales in the same valley just a mile away from  Made your location was was identified a year ago...

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

by DoDo on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 02:16:33 PM EST
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Thanks for the complements and additional links.

I spoke about color, texture and water, but light is what makes it all happen.

by Loefing on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 07:11:45 PM EST
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oh, those are stunningly lovely, thanks loefing!

'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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 05:57:43 PM EST
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grazi, mélo.

I'm a tad ashamed to have published 'feel-good' travel-log images, such as these these, quite honestly, but Wales is in fact very beautiful.

Otherwise I tend to agree with rdf, below.

 

by Loefing on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 06:48:50 PM EST
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well, a lot of what i take and share is feel good travelogue too, but you feel funny sharing pix of your nearest and dearest on public blogs (without their permission!), and so i think even these pix are helpful to understanding a bit more about our fellow posters...

for instance i now know you have a fine eye and appreciate beautiful countryside...

bring 'em on!

'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 Dec 1st, 2007 at 09:08:39 AM EST
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Ya, melo.

Your arguments are sound and good.

by Loefing on Sat Dec 1st, 2007 at 01:37:52 PM EST
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Your first photo -- Near Llangollen -- looks like a painting! Beautiful.
by olivia on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 09:59:50 PM EST
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Some of you may enjoy my photographic essay (illustrated).

It remains one of the most popular on my web site.

Conceptual Photography - An Artistic Manifesto

If you chose to comment on it, please be discrete so other will be able to get the full impact for themselves.

Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 05:05:33 PM EST
I like the one called "Study in Shadow and Sensuality" the best. In fact, it kind of excites me.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 05:21:25 PM EST
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I prefer the colours in Naturalism and the Perishable Environment

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 Nov 30th, 2007 at 05:35:13 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 Dec 1st, 2007 at 03:41:03 AM EST
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Very pretty, melo.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Dec 1st, 2007 at 06:30:34 AM EST
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Fantastic!  Your style is reminiscent of other minimalist trends yet unique in its own way.

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 1st, 2007 at 09:39:48 PM EST
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Great photos everyone!  I'll try to come back and comment more during the week.  Only just got back home :)
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 2nd, 2007 at 04:02:18 PM EST


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