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Friday Photography Blog no. 18

by In Wales Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 02:29:14 AM EST

It's that time of week where all of us lurking with our cameras get to post our efforts.





The blog is in two parts - one for "What/Where is it?" since it is so popular (and I couldn't think of anything else and LEP failed to persuade me with 'feminist men who look good naked'.

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!

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"WHAT/WHERE IS IT?"
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 02:30:36 AM EST
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 02:37:01 AM EST
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A deceased parrot?

No. Black-cap gull?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 02:57:07 AM EST
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come on it's pining for the fjords.

(I think gull too)

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:07:28 AM EST
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A pelican in Wales.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:09:28 AM EST
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Mystery photographer?



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:08:02 AM EST
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Now who could that be? ;-)

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:25:41 AM EST
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The answer will come later!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:33:45 AM EST
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Here's the answer.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 04:17:32 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Yeah, now who has a habit of sneaking around LEP's place with a camera?

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 09:11:40 PM EST
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by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:09:00 AM EST
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Airport landing lights at night?
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:23:00 AM EST
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No! But a hint it is something that will be important in 2008.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:24:44 AM EST
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Hmmmmm. Swiss football stadium?
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:26:57 AM EST
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Zut, I should have waited with the hint.

Okay, but where is it?

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:28:42 AM EST
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BASEL, I read : ))

Now if you want to know where in Basel, I dunno.

by Loefing on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:41:21 PM EST
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Here the daytime version. there is still construction work going on. As far as I know one of the semi-finals will take place here.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 11:21:24 AM EST
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by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:59:34 AM EST
[ Parent ]
It looks somewhat like a flash attachment for a camera.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:00:39 AM EST
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Nope. Hint: It is about 70cm tall.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:18:01 AM EST
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Going out on a limb - it looks like it is in a living room with a tv, so my guess is an avantgard lamp made out of plexiglas.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:23:41 AM EST
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Well... It is now... Material is absolutely correct. But, what was it once used for, before appropriated by me?
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:25:30 AM EST
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I am at loss, but as it looks like something out of a science fiction thing - okay, Scotty's beamer from the enterprise. :-D
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:29:55 AM EST
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science: yes. fiction: no!
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:31:39 AM EST
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I forget exactly what sciencey stuff you do now. Is it to do with splitting light or directing light beams? Or other energy?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 08:51:01 AM EST
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Yes, indeed it is. It's a light collector, made for some detector or other. I found it in the trash.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 09:10:55 AM EST
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Is it a science award? PERL Programmer of the Year or somesuch ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 06:14:56 AM EST
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No, no, no, no. This thing was built to be used for something. It was not originally decorative!
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 07:51:02 AM EST
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air guide for a cooling fan? or something to gather cables together.

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 08:02:08 AM EST
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Looks like a snow/ice scraper.

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 09:14:14 PM EST
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my thought too... or some sort of new age spatula.
by borkitekt on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 05:05:21 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 04:59:36 AM EST
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School-excursion on a bus or a train.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:10:25 AM EST
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Bravo Fran. I think it's a school bus on the way to Paris to see the Comedie Francaise.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:18:37 AM EST
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Wow, I am amazed about myself. :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:25:23 AM EST
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That brain, like good wine, is getting better with age.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:35:35 AM EST
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Thanks, good to know, especially as I turned one year older today.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 11:23:34 AM EST
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Happy Birthday!

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 11:30:29 AM EST
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My best Happy Birthday wishes to you Fran!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:11:05 PM EST
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La breithe shona dhuit!!!!!!!!

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:12:06 PM EST
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Happy Day and Another Year Better, Fran!

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:21:18 PM EST
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Which Paris metro station is this?



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 06:21:31 AM EST
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Is that a trick question? La Défense, as per sign.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 07:18:45 AM EST
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Not at all. The sign is saying that the next train in the direction of La Defense arrives in 2 minutes and the one after that in 5 minutes.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 07:24:17 AM EST
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Flat top, so on Line 1 it's probably under the Champs Elysées. Concorde or Clemenceau ?

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 09:25:32 AM EST
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Close, but no cigar.
Did you see afew's question about the first photo below (the crowd scene) from the "100 years of color" exhibition.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 10:24:18 AM EST
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Georges V

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:23:53 PM EST
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You're getting colder.


Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:26:32 PM EST
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tuileries ? Palais Royal ? I thought the eastern part of the line had arched roofs, with the exception of Bastille.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:30:42 PM EST
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You give up?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:33:39 PM EST
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Yes... After that is becomes listing the stations, as I don't know ligne 1 that well.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:21:51 PM EST
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Here's the answer.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 02:43:41 PM EST
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Metro line Chateau de Vincennes - La Defense plying the Rivoli Champs Elysée route.

Do I get a price?

by The3rdColumn on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:41:12 PM EST
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You have to name which station it is.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:45:05 PM EST
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Returning from Lyon by car, we were drawn  off the highway- A6, I believe- by the need to---er, drain the snake. we followed some signs, and ended up ---here.

Seems nuts, but we cannot remember the name of this incredibly lovely medieval town.
A sincere query -- where is this?
I have other photos, if anyone is interested--I'd like to go back again.


Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:26:53 PM EST
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Lovely town geezer. Please put some more photos up.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:35:05 PM EST
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OK



Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 05:25:19 AM EST
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Such a pretty place.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 06:15:15 AM EST
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That second picture, uncompressed, might have enough information on the direction panels to find which city it is...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 09:03:15 AM EST
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Would it be Saumur?
by Xavier in Paris on Mon Jan 21st, 2008 at 07:19:03 PM EST
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Is it? I visited Saumur on a school trip when I was 12.  Is it on the Reine?  There was a Da Vinci museum there. Saumur is where I first tried roll mop herrings (to impress my teacher who was trying to get us to eat new things but all the other kids ordered chips).  I loved them and have never found such nice ones in the UK, even on our fresh fish market.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 04:58:03 PM EST
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For sure.

Saumur's on the Loire. Hmm. Haven't had a rollmop in ages.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 05:02:04 PM EST
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Strike that for sure. Wrong comment.

I tried finding geezer's town, but drew a blank.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 05:06:16 PM EST
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I know I know!!! At first sight!!!

Semur-en-Auxois, it's where my favourite Louis de Funès film, Ni vu... Ni connu... was made!

Come here, Go Away!

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

by DoDo on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 05:08:19 PM EST
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That's it! Brilliant, DoDo!
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 05:11:06 PM EST
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I wouldn't know it without some prior help by the dearly missed Alex/glomp, who helped me identify the filming location ages ago, but that thread must have been deleted.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 05:39:37 PM EST
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You're right. As soon as I saw the name, it came back to me. Ivonne agrees.
Incredibly lovely town--but whathehell is a rollmop? Sounds more like a cleaning device than an edible treat.

Thanks to all who helped out.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Sat Jan 26th, 2008 at 12:38:15 AM EST
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Where and from where was this taken? It's too easy!



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:52:39 PM EST
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Somewhere in the Beauce from a TGV?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:32:28 PM EST
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Yes. This was shot from a TGV going at full speed(200 kph?) in Brittany on the way to Quimper, this past July.  

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:37:11 PM EST
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There are times when going through my own photographs I come across pictures I've taken very deliberately which, months or years later make me wonder, 'woaw, what the hell is that!?'. :-)

Here's one of them.

 

Ha ha. I figured it out, and some of you ought to be able to, too.

Too, too!

by Loefing on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:23:51 PM EST
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Mmmmh, could these be wiskers(?) from a cat?
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:35:42 PM EST
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Your cat's whiskers?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:38:30 PM EST
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Hop, là, the contest is finished. Fran and LEP are the grand winners!

You will each receive a personal and, moreover, personalized whisker.

by Loefing on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:55:10 PM EST
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Will there be a cat attached to the personalized whisker? :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 02:00:23 PM EST
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I'm afraid that these whiskers come from a very rare breed of bastard tabby. The animal is not included at this time.
.
by Loefing on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 02:09:21 PM EST
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but you're welcome to his portrait

by Loefing on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 02:57:20 PM EST
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LOL - you know what? Keep the whisker - I'll take the cat.

Then again he might have his own ideas. Well, nice to meet the boss of you home.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:04:19 PM EST
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and Happy birthday, Fran!
.
by Loefing on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:07:51 PM EST
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The inscrutability!

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:36:10 PM EST
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too easy


click image for answer

by town on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:24:36 PM EST
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Incredible picture. Thanks.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 05:28:09 AM EST
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"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"
by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:16:54 PM EST
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glass/plastic cutter/router on a plywood form and or jig?
by borkitekt on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 08:16:46 PM EST
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we have a winner (or close enough).

This is the home made (by me) pin router shown in the original picture.  Here I am using it to create a mold (yes I did look like this in 1980).  Note the parts have not been painted.

Here a mold has been placed into a press and veneers with glue are loaded.  Once the press is closed, radio waves are used to dry the glue lines.

This is the measuring device I created to determine how the chair should fit.

The pin router was modified (original picture) to create the chair parts from the cold molded plywood.  The plexiglass template was attached to the inner surface.  These parts were then assembled to make the following.




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

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 12:05:52 AM EST
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techno, you're not the inventor of the reclining chair, are you?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 05:02:35 AM EST
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No.  Wouldn't THAT be a claim to fame ;-)

"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"
by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 01:39:01 PM EST
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at present, our couch has been disassembled in hope that it might come back to life as a different thingy.

Do you still do furniture?

by borkitekt on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 09:12:38 AM EST
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Haven't done furniture since the early 1980s.  I still remember a bunch about it if you have some relevant questions.

"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"
by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 01:41:34 PM EST
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nothing in particuliar, but, quite interestingly, my gf is sawing plywood right now as I type to try to make some sort of headboard for our beds.

As an architect, I'm always interested in furniture and have wanted to try it. I also like woodworking, it's so much fun.

by borkitekt on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 08:35:58 AM EST
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Where?

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 04:43:53 PM EST
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Weesp?

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 04:08:36 AM EST
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Right country, and only a little off target.  The photo was taken on the Amsterdam to The Hague rail line.

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 Jan 19th, 2008 at 04:43:46 PM EST
[ Parent ]
"PHOTOS AS USUAL"
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 02:31:10 AM EST











Sorry for the thumbnails, but these photos are on an external disk and I don't have time to find them to reduce the file sizes.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 02:40:43 AM EST
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Last week I posted several photos from this exhibition of photographs. I was trying out my new 50mm lens. So I'll post a few more of the pre 1920 photos for those of you who are not in Paris or who can't get to the Hotel de Ville.
(Excuse the glare on one or two of them.)




Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:30:43 AM EST
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My favorites are the photo of the Pantheon and the street scene just above it.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:32:41 AM EST
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The first one should be in the What Is It? section.

There's a wagon, or float, with a banner proclaiming it is the gift of Le Journal, a newspaper.

Men on it are handing stuff out to the crowd pressing round. White and similarly-shaped objects - newspapers being given away?

But what is this huge crowd, and what is the occasion? Do you know, LEP?

These are fascinating photos (as were last week's).

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:57:34 AM EST
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I don't know what that is. If linca sees this later he can probably tell us. He was with me at the exhibition and he was reading while I was shooting.
The second photo is, of course, the Seine with the Tour d'Eifel.
The third is a stagecoach barn, I believe, on the left bank.
The fourth is la vie bourgeoise on the Ave. Hoche.
Everyone knows the fifth.
The sixth is a street on the left bank.
The seventh is, of course, the Pantheon.
The eighth, I believe, a French family on the left bank.
And the last, taken in 1920, was probably of soldiers still returning home from the war.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 04:40:41 AM EST
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I don't remember the first picture.

The third one used to be on Rue Montorgueil, and the station for the Creil stagecoach.

The eighth is a family from the 5th arrondissement indeed. Talk about gentrification...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:26:02 PM EST
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I have another 16 photos to post from the early 20's to the early 50's. The photos of the Petain era are very interesting. Probably I'll wait for next week to continue this series.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 04:48:09 AM EST
[ Parent ]
The exhibition might be worth a separate diary, if linca can provide some commentary.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 04:58:55 AM EST
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I thought about that too. I'll speak to linca. Possibly after the first film blog gets off. I don't know how much time I need for the film blog; I'm testing my analytical and writing competencies with that one.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:12:34 AM EST
[ Parent ]
We could do that...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:26:32 PM EST
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Gorgeous, every one.

We all bleed the same color.
by budr on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 08:43:39 AM EST
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The Moulin Rouge today, Jan.19,2008, about 95 years after the photo above. (Graininess added by me.)



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 12:43:34 PM EST
[ Parent ]


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:48:21 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Is that Metatone, with Helen wondering why the glass is half empty?

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:55:19 AM 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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 05:57:13 AM EST
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I have a photo from up the Welsh coast (Harlech way) taken by a shoreline chapel, of a slate tombstone half-buried in drifting sand, bearing my name.

I'll see if I can dig it out and scan it.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:37:59 PM EST
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I loved the idea that enough boats were turning up loaded down with Billiard tables for them to include it in the sign as something to tax.

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 02:31:57 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Lakeside - 35mm Agfa RSX-II chrome


Fuji Reala 100 - 6cm medium format


6cm medium format - Fuji Reala


Canadian Geese, year long residents, a courtesy of global warming.

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 09:58:49 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Do you use a negative scanner for these?
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 10:03:20 AM EST
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Yes, I use an Epson 3200 for medium format transparencies and a Nikon 5000 for 35mm.  Though I've had the Nikon for about 2 years, I still haven't taken the time to learn how to use it well so I'm not always happy with the results. The reason for acquiring these scanners was the thousands of transparencies taken over the years, and the fact that I still like to use both 35mm and 6cm film from time to time.

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 02:55:49 PM EST
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I'm not a long time photography enthusiast, but there's just something about shots on film that seems hard to duplicate with digital. Maybe if you're an expert with photoshop.....?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 11:00:07 AM EST
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I think you are right in the sense that the look of film and digital are different.  They say that 35mm film is capable of capturing the detail equal to between 18 and 30 megapixel digital capture.  However, like everything else there are qualifiers everywhere.  Digital capture definitely enlarges better, for example. I know a portrait photographer who used professional 6x7cm film cameras for his portrait studio, and his work was absolutely stunning.  However, when digital SLRs reached 6mp, he sold his film cameras, bought a relatively inexpensive digital SLR and now he makes equally stunning digital portraits.  I saw one that was about 24x30 inches, from a 6mp camera! One just could not get that result consistently from 35mm.

When converting from film to digital there are a few critical things to keep in mind, not that you would probably notice the results at the size presented here.  I do usually sharpen in Photoshop after scanning, when I have time, because the scanning process softens the image somewhat.  It's not something I do particularly well, but I'm learning.

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:34:58 PM EST
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All the answers are here. It is not a simple subject.

It is not a problem with digital images per se, it is the variety of colour spaces used to describe them, and the compression techniques used.

I guarantee that with Photoshop (or better still 'Aperture') and a knowledge of gamma correction, a pro finds no difference between film and digital originals when reproduced in a similar medium.

Even the best (analog) photograph in the world needs to be corrected in repro before it goes to print, to match the paper type, printing method and ink type. There is no such thing as perfect image because it does not exist except as a matrix - whether film or digital it has to be reproduced, and the reproduction process will always change the theoretical 'ideal' matrix. Only a professional eye and expertise can 'adjust' reproduction parameters to compensate.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 03:52:24 PM EST
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And besides, as with any art form, perfection is in the eye of the beholder.

There are differences in the characteristics of both film  (even differences between positives and negatives) and digital capture that require compensation when producing a good print or a good publication. Grain in film is an issue when preparing for print, while digital noise introduced by digital conversion with cameras and scanners, etc have their own characteristics. I believe that most pros now prefer the digital dark room over the wet due to the control provided by new software, printers and papers/media. Since I never had a traditional dark room, I have no opinion, but I do really enjoy the digital darkroom.

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 09:06:23 PM EST
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The digital darkroom really exists!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 03:09:51 AM EST
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Did you pay Gringo to say that?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 04:24:37 AM EST
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I take it the two of you had an argument/discussion about the existence of "digital darkrooms?"  I've seen the term in print for years. I have one; it consists of computers, software, printers and scanners, all for the creation, storage and manuipulation of digital images and the production of final images for either print or presentation on screen.  How's that for a quick definition?    

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 Jan 19th, 2008 at 04:23:13 PM EST
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I've been trying to lure In Wales to visit my "digital dark room" in Paris for quite a while now, but she is most suspicious.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 09:21:59 PM EST
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OK, lol, can't say I blame her!

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 Jan 20th, 2008 at 12:08:17 AM EST
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Some photos from my trip to Finland.

Pasila rail yard:

Pasila rail yard


A foggy evening in Helsinki:

Usva


Pargas limestone quarry:

Calligraphy


Viking Line ferry has just arrived:
The ferry has arrived


A small house near the quarry in Pargas:

Tönö


My dear grandmother:

Mummo


Sorry for the thumbnails, no energy to make smaller images right now - I am planning an evening without photowork! The "individuele beoordelingen" are over and I got a "good" in everything except beeldontwikkeling, where we have to draw and paint and make artsy-fartsy collages.

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

by tzt (tzt) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 11:33:22 AM EST
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Happy to see you back and with us again tzt.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:14:08 PM EST
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Ditto!

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 09:25:44 PM EST
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Great photos tzt. I've been looking forward to seeing your work again!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:13:44 PM EST
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Thanks, LEP and InWales!

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:45:06 PM EST
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deus ex machina


photoshop experiment: flower macro

red leaf


click image to enlarge

by town on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 01:28:00 PM EST
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35mm Agfa RSX II


This one was sharpened after scanning

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 04:25:18 PM EST
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Where were these taken?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 04:40:04 PM EST
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Lakeridge, PW County.

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 09:08:24 PM EST
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Our little rascal Bodhi...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 02:57:42 AM EST
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I've never seen a cat playing inside a plastic bag. Only paper bags have that exciting amount of 'rustle factor'. But I'd like to think they understand the environmental reasons for such a choice also ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 04:06:08 AM EST
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With his name he must be a very enlightened rascal. :-)

Bodhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bodhi (बोधि) is the Pāli and Sanskrit word for the "awakened" or "knowing" consciousness of a fully liberated yogi, generally translated into English as "enlightenment". It is an abstract noun formed from the verbal root budh (to awake, become aware, notice, know or understand), corresponding to the verbs bujjhati (Pāli) and bodhati or budhyate (Sanskrit). The term Bodhi is mostly used in Buddhist context.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 04:10:43 AM EST
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in the U.S I posted this you tube link in last nights open thread but I thought it should also be in the photo blog. Hope it's not too depressing.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 05:14:00 AM EST
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A great find. All very powerful photos.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 06:19:42 AM EST
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Another Grapes of Wrath in the offing?
by The3rdColumn on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 11:41:42 AM EST
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Hope not! I was born in 1936, one depression a lifetime is enough.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 12:35:29 PM EST
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I'm finding it difficult to post a picture. Been through FAQ but nothing doing. Never mind, will check that tomorrow.
by The3rdColumn on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 06:32:24 PM EST
throw me an email and I'll talk you through it if you can't work it out.

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 Jan 18th, 2008 at 07:11:13 PM EST
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Ceebs, thanks loads for the offer. email on the way
by The3rdColumn on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 12:13:55 PM EST
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Are we supposed to guess what that giant rock is in the lead photo?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sun Jan 20th, 2008 at 08:45:59 AM EST
Only just noticed this. Never occurred to me. Guess if you want... I think I know what it is.

But it reminds me that I am long overdue a diary on the very interesting island that this photo was taken on.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 04:54:08 PM EST
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It's a millstone.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 04:57:34 PM EST
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And do I recognise Flat Holm Island?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Jan 24th, 2008 at 05:07:20 PM EST
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