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Friday Photography Blog No.15

by In Wales Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:44:04 AM EST

Time for the photography blog again!





The blog is in two parts - one for "What/Where is it?".

The second part is for "Photos As Usual", whatever you want to post.

Please try to keep to 600 pixels width and less than 100kb in file size and take a look at Wednesday Photography Blog No.2 for the technical bits on how to post.

Please enjoy!

Display:
"WHAT/WHERE IS IT?"
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:44:41 AM EST


Easy really. A noisy shot since it was dark and I have cropped a small area.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:47:22 AM EST
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A disco ball

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:21:39 AM EST
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Too easy!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:54:36 AM EST
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A little riddle
Now you can see that this is a glass, but what is that pattern on it? All the clues are in the picture.

It's a new design concept by a friend of mine. There are 6 different designs. Can you guess what the others might be?

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 07:23:55 AM EST
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I'm going to guess that it's a street map of Helsinki, and that the white shapes are the outlines of buildings.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 08:12:20 AM EST
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Correct! - it is a stylised map of downtown Hki. The other glasses in the set are Berlin, Paris, London, Rome, New York.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 08:20:52 AM EST
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Is it an aerial view of Helsinki?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 08:15:20 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Almost!

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 08:28:52 AM EST
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This sculpture is of a moderately well known French sculptor and painter of the 19th century who has a square named after him in the 18th arondissement of Paris. Get out your maps, Ted.

Here's the square.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:02:08 AM EST
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"Square Carpeaux is a pleasant splash of green in the 18th arrondissement.   There is a playground for the neighborhood's children, lots of benches under beautiful shady trees, and even a fin-de-siècle bandstand.   (Alas, the bandstand is being refitted and is not used at present.)

The Square is named for Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827 - 1875), a sculptor-artist and graduate of the School of Beaux-Arts of Paris."

Photos at:

http://www.roomwithaparisview.com/neighbourhood.htm

I claim my 4 :-)

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 04:50:56 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I knew you'd get it.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 04:53:42 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Guess what and where.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:19:36 AM EST
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Rehearsal for Alice In Wonderland?

Gardens of the Fontainebleau palace?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 07:55:10 AM EST
[ Parent ]
No, that's a river, so I don't know where.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 07:58:12 AM EST
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It is a rehearsal, but not for "Alice in Wonderland." And it is a river not too far from Fontainebleau. You're getting close. Think French classic theatre.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 08:12:17 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 04:00:24 PM EST
[ Parent ]


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:39:58 AM EST
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"Don't sit under the apple tree
with anyone else but me..."
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 04:54:01 AM EST
[ Parent ]
You're not nearly old enough to sing that.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 04:57:59 AM EST
[ Parent ]
How do you know? ;-)
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:00:12 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Intuition!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:00:43 AM EST
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Mmmmmmmmm.... Andrews Sisters...

Anyway, Soul Coughing used that loop brilliantly on their equally brilliant Ruby Vroom album (which I've lost somehow). And Soul Coughing is definitely my generation.

by Nomad on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:22:43 AM EST
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That explains it!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:32:07 AM EST
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No it doesn't!  Although I do have that album.  But my father is a much better explanation.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:37:37 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Winter 2006 my wife planted an apple tree in our yard. The first apples arrived this summer and this photo is of one of the first. We wound up with about 40 to 50 apples this summer and fall-all delicious.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:55:41 PM EST
[ Parent ]


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:33:17 AM EST
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Nespresso machine. (Cue in G. Clooney).

No, I think it's a coffee roaster.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:01:44 AM EST
[ Parent ]
You're probably right. It's in a little store on Rue Damremont that sells products from the north of France. I didn't ask the owner what the machine was but i did buy a tin of his butter cookies which estHer gobbled right up. Here's the cookies.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:10:51 AM EST
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I have to go out for an hour so guess away.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 08:37:45 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Is that one of your wedding pictures?

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 08:39:11 AM EST
[ Parent ]
My first wife was a beautiful blond and a lot taller than me, but not this tall.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 08:42:11 AM EST
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Is the man a very young Donald Trump?
Is it a photo you took? it looks fairly old.
Is it a woman who later became famous?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 08:49:39 AM EST
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It's not a photo I took. It's not Donald trump. It's a woman who's  known to some ET ers.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:10:44 AM EST
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Does her ET name start with a A?
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:23:43 AM EST
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Nope.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:26:56 AM EST
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Then I have to pass! :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:50:43 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I think it looks like Fran!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 12:22:51 PM EST
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LOL, thanks! You just made my day, In Wales. :-D
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 12:25:15 PM EST
[ Parent ]
That would have been my guess too...

"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 02:09:47 PM EST
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Is it mimimi, mishimishi, whatever her name was?


"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 02:12:55 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Now that's an interesting guess

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 02:18:40 PM EST
[ Parent ]
especially if you look at the filename.

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 02:23:32 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I guessed it after the "but not this tall" comment.

"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 02:33:42 PM EST
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Very astute. That was a carefully dropped hint.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:57:18 PM EST
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Poemless, you are a GENIUS. It is a photo that was sent to me by mmmm. I have never met her so I can't guaranty the authenticity of the photos.
And you men of ET. Aren't you sorry you didn't learn more about astrology.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:31:22 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Jesus, do I win something?

"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 02:32:40 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I'm thinking!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:53:56 PM EST
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"And you men of ET. Aren't you sorry you didn't learn more about astrology."

Not at all - she was a pain in the neck - and not from looking up to her :-) - and it seems, from what someone who dropped in said, that she had been stirring up trouble in other places.


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 06:35:50 PM EST
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I did have an interesting conversation with her about aeronautics, back when she called herself manon.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 07:18:47 PM EST
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So you did meet a chick on ET!

"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 09:29:01 AM EST
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Poemless!
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 08:53:55 AM EST
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Ah, ya beat me to it!

She doesn't usually allow Misha to place his hand there in public, but that's poemless all right.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 08:58:14 AM EST
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No. poemless is sexier and more earthy looking; but I'm only speaking through a dream I had of poemless' posting her photo on ET. As I get older it becomes more and more difficult  for me to differentiate reality from fantasy.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:17:36 AM EST
[ Parent ]
:)

"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 02:38:05 PM EST
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So, did LEP use a crappy camera that didn't show the red lipstick's color?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 12:05:17 PM EST
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I didn't take the photo. It was emailed to me.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 12:10:26 PM EST
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I don't want to say I am offended, because this could be someone's daughter or something.  She's very pretty.

No one has ever called me pretty.  I am not pretty.  

I have been told I'm stunningly beautiful, but there is no accounting for taste...  Apparently Matt Damon is the sexiest man alive.  I don't understand these things...

(Should add, I'm 5'3 with very short dark brown hair, olive skin, and would not be caught dead in sequins.)

"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 02:09:02 PM EST
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You all tell me when you give up. If you read my posts carefully in this thread you'll find some invaluable clues that should refresh your recollection. Then, think back a few months. If you want another clue I'll give one.
I also have a second photo that shows this persons earthy side.

Please note that I have this person's written permission to post these photos.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:23:48 PM EST
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There is something vaguely Exorcist about this picture..

"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 05:05:53 PM EST
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Head on backwards? or preparation for projectile vomiting?

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 05:07:38 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Head on backwards.

"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 05:16:08 PM EST
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the shadow at her back is quite helpful in providing thaat impression

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 05:27:32 PM EST
[ Parent ]
as guessed by poemless!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:32:15 PM EST
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Always change your filenames ;-)

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 02:35:46 PM EST
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I didn't look at the file name.  It was obvious: what tall blonde known on ET would be sending LEP her pics?  

Probably the same tall blonde on ET who spent days flirting with him...

Though my 1st guess was Agnes a Paris...

"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 02:42:32 PM EST
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No, Agnes was freaked out by being cyberstalked on the basis of her writing here so there's no way in hell she would allow her pics to be shown.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:46:12 PM EST
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Agnes...  I miss her.  Now that she and mmmm are gone, I have to do all the driving Jerome crazy myself.  It's a lot of work.

"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 02:59:37 PM EST
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A lot of work? All you have to do is talk about smoking and astrology.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:41:44 PM EST
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I said drive him crazy, not make him upset.

"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 05:17:43 PM EST
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Where's the file name? I'm computer illiterate.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:02:18 PM EST
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right click and go to properties, one is called mmmm1.jpg and the other mmmm2.jpg

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 03:05:11 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Do you right click on the photo? I don't see any mmmm.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:19:11 PM EST
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You can find the file name by hovering over the picture in the picasa album.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:44:08 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Thanks.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 04:08:56 PM EST
[ Parent ]


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 09:01:32 AM EST
[ Parent ]
You took that when you came out of the Tut exhibition last Monday.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 09:02:19 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Yes, you know, It wasn't till I got back that I realised I'd only taken 4 pictures in my whole day away.

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 09:05:38 AM EST
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I was going to take a mug shot of you for my phone's contact list, but I forgot.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 09:07:51 AM EST
[ Parent ]
and I a photo of the pair of you, but it got to be a rush.

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 09:11:08 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Did you forget to take the lens cap off?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:32:29 AM EST
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Well I could have messed about with it to improve the lighting, but that would blur it more

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 11:14:49 AM EST
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Famous River




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 09:32:22 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Nile?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 12:01:16 PM EST
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Technically yes, but it's before the confluence. Dare I ask which Nile?  I'm actually not sure.  I photographed both the Blue and the White and the confluence (I have yet to find all the photographs though).  I believe this is the White Nile at sunset. If not, it's the Blue Nile at dawn. Such confusion.  The White has a heavier flow most of the time and is usually muddier, but the Blue surges in the summer due to the rains in Ethiopia.

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 01:52:20 PM EST
[ Parent ]
somehow this could be slightly misleading..







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 01:35:19 PM EST
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I really don't know!

This is a closeup of it and I'll put it in its full context after the fun...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 01:37:09 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Long time no see Gioele.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 01:49:50 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I've had to go back to the US for a spell, I'm still here, and have been consumed with work.

I have missed posting, but I have been pooped and I don't care what anyone else says, this posting stuff is exhausting! ;-)

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 01:58:29 PM EST
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This looks like a fossil.  I once found a very large nautilus fossil that looked something like it.  Or it could be an ammonite.

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 02:11:32 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I don't think so...

I just noticed the scoring on the upper right, and it is clearly, at least to me, rodent teeth marks! Neat, something tried to eat it....

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:16:56 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Shivlingam?

The struggle of man against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting.(Kundera)
by Elco B (elcob at scarlet dot be) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 08:32:27 PM EST
[ Parent ]
nope...
by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 09:00:07 PM EST
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Here is the picture in toto.

It was 'growing?' -don't know if thats the right term- under the roots of a tree and it had that fungal look, very organic in some way, but it also looks calcified and the blue-green cracks and lines have a distinctly mineral look...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Sat Dec 8th, 2007 at 02:58:08 PM EST
[ Parent ]
It's a crop...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 01:53:41 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I see a cantilever bridge through a vehicle window. Hm... maybe the vehicvle is a ship?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 01:57:22 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Right so far, but where and how?

And if you figure that out, you'll know, possibly, whether that is the rising or the setting sun...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:01:59 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Is it a pinhole camera/camera obscura projection?

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 02:21:34 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Nope...
by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:06:57 PM EST
[ Parent ]
How -- against the Sun?

Where -- I would guess somewhere along the Mississippi.

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

by DoDo on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:47:38 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I take that back! The ship must be travelling on a lorry on another bridge, so the cantilever one must be higher. No idea... Maybe New York, somewhere across the East River?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:49:42 PM EST
[ Parent ]
But look at the structure on the left. I'd say european.

But where ...

by Loefing on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:06:21 PM EST
[ Parent ]
European? Such cantilever constructions are much more common in the US.

I can close out New York, the Queensboro Bridge has spires. You made me think of Europe, but I can only think of the Rendsburg High Bridge, which has different ratios. Hm...

At last I also recognised the headlights of the next car and the one in the other lane...

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

by DoDo on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:27:24 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Ah, headlights, of course. I see what you're saying.

Good sleuth.

by Loefing on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:39:55 PM EST
[ Parent ]
and the boat looks a barge

hmmm.

could it be Amsterdam?

by Loefing on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:10:29 PM EST
[ Parent ]
'looks like', of course. my brain was too busy working : )
by Loefing on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:13:04 PM EST
[ Parent ]
nope, not the Netherlands...
by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:10:53 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Have a 4 for that.
by Nomad on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 07:00:33 PM EST
[ Parent ]
-- Nope, more complicated...

-- Nope, Mississippi is not correct...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:10:04 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Hm. The "how" must refer to photographing the reflection on something?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:31:13 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Now you are warm...
by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:11:41 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I checked Bay Bridge East (different lamps), Chesapeake Bay (wrong geometry), Sunshine Skyway (long removed), Cooper River, neither looks like it...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:17:28 PM EST
[ Parent ]
cropped pic of bridge from net...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:30:29 PM EST
[ Parent ]
OK, definitely not Queensboro.  Hmm.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:47:28 PM EST
[ Parent ]
So San Francisco Bay, Richmond-San Rafael...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:52:38 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Got something with a railway bridge? That would have been easier for me...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:54:53 PM EST
[ Parent ]
OK, you have to tell me how you do that.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:59:49 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Nothing too intelligent... From the second photo, it was obviously NOT a river. There aren't many choices. Already cheched half of the possibilities (see upthread), so I went to Wikipedia and continued with the other San Francisco Bay bridges. I think gioele used the photo there to make his cropped colorless version.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 07:26:57 PM EST
[ Parent ]
yep...

Very good, now how do you imagine I took the picture?

Remember that this one is a cropping of another, larger, photo...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 07:44:11 PM EST
[ Parent ]
a) Driver's mirror
b) small mirror in foldable sunshade above passengers' seat

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Dec 8th, 2007 at 07:25:19 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Ding, ding, ding....

You are correct!

Don't try this at home folks (driving while shooting). My head buzzing with coffee at 06:30, I thought the picture of the sun coming up in the mirror would be cool, cracked windscreen and all...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Sat Dec 8th, 2007 at 02:44:16 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Unbelievable!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Dec 8th, 2007 at 02:49:59 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Ha! If it is a reflection in the mirror, could it be Astoria Bridge?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:22:30 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Rather not: Sun direction...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:25:14 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Taken aboard a vehicle ferry?  And is that the Queensboro Bridge?  Or am I on the wrong coast?
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 06:38:28 PM EST
[ Parent ]
nope, see above...
by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 09:02:19 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Love the Spaniel(?) pic!

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 02:01:19 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Yup a golden cocker spaniel by the name of the Dylan.  He is my sister's dog and ever so cute.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:33:40 PM EST
[ Parent ]

"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
[ Parent ]


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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
My film noir photo.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:05:59 AM EST
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
Brother with cabbage.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:32:20 AM EST
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]


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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
I'm still here.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sun Dec 9th, 2007 at 08:42:25 AM EST
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
Living with multiple cats.
by Nomad on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 07:01:50 PM EST
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]


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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
Great photos as usual, Gringo. Thanks.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:25:19 AM EST
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
Thanks, I'll have a go.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 03:32:09 PM EST
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
Ah thanks.  * runs off to Amazon *
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 9th, 2007 at 01:42:07 PM EST
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
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
[ Parent ]
Pretty photo armadillos.

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

What can you tell us about this plant (which you should probably know)?



You're clearly a dangerous pinko commie pragmatist.
by Vagulus on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 09:18:54 AM EST
As I can not see the green leaves clearly, I have to guess that it is an aconitum and if this is true - it is poisonous.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:34:01 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Interessting the difference in the German and English names for aconitum. In German it is called "Eisenhut" or iron hat, because it looks like a military helmet, roman or mittle age and in English it is called "monkshood". So the name is associated with peace and war.

One of its effects in homeopathy is supposed to relieve fears of death, other forbodings, and anxieties and thus create the opposite - peace. Could be an explanation for the different names of this plant.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 10:49:38 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Well spotted! Yes, it's aconit, monkshood or wolfsbane in English. Very toxic. It'll sound familiar to Harry Potter and crime novel buffs. This one was growing high up (1900 m) in the Pyrenees.

You're clearly a dangerous pinko commie pragmatist.
by Vagulus on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 11:35:23 AM EST
[ Parent ]
The scientific name may be helpful when juggling with languages, as we do: Aconitum napellus.

You're clearly a dangerous pinko commie pragmatist.
by Vagulus on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 12:13:45 PM EST
[ Parent ]
ravens in winter

by town on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 11:02:16 AM EST
Wow. This looks like a lithograph.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 11:04:34 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Ravens perched on a tree, calling under a low sky. To me, a good illustration of the winter blues.

You're clearly a dangerous pinko commie pragmatist.
by Vagulus on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 12:35:47 PM EST
[ Parent ]
thanks. a friend of mine sent me a haiku they wrote for this photo:

winter ravens

ebon raven calls
winter approaches anon
turning the sky white

today the sky looks the same, and the world is black and white.

by town on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 02:50:37 PM EST
[ Parent ]
glass 1

2

by town on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 11:07:19 AM EST
Excellent photos, everyone, a really interesting range.

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 07:23:55 PM EST


'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 8th, 2007 at 08:23:40 AM EST
There you are! Very psychedelic!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Dec 8th, 2007 at 09:09:52 AM EST
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