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Early Friday Photography Blog No 56

by LEP Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 01:16:00 PM EST

Welcome to the ET photo blog No. 56. Well, it's starting to be gloomy Autumn when stock markets tend to crash and unfortunately, this time, banks start to fail. But Autumn and Winter will fly by and in March it will be time for the rebirth.
So on this gloomy today, I propose you grab an alcoholic beverage of your choice and regard what we hope is ahead of us in the not too distant future.

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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 01:17:47 PM EST
J'adore la tristesse de Paris!



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 01:27:33 PM EST
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That's lovely, LEP!

Here's a couple of the Paris pics I meant to put in my diary.  Better late than never I guess...

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by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 02:18:31 AM EST
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"Suite a un movement social." I know that well.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 02:29:27 AM EST
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Thought I'd make Fran's mouth water :-)



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 01:52:38 PM EST
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Thanks, LEP, looks like a different place. Maybe I will try it next time I'm in Paris. :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 04:04:09 PM EST
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Ooooooh makes a change from some of the truly awful French veggie food i've endured.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 04:42:56 PM EST
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Photobucket
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 02:38:17 PM EST
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Are you using that big lens that frightened me? :-)

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 02:44:40 PM EST
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Actually, no. I didn't take that one to Prague/France which is when I took this photo.  It was either my 18-200 or the 50mm...
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 02:50:44 PM EST
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Those are my two lenses, assuming you're a Nikonian.
The big one would be a 105 Macro?
I don't think i ever did really satisfying macro shots with the 18-200...
by Torres on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 06:36:37 PM EST
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Yes the 105mm macro. Gorgeous for portraits too.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Oct 12th, 2008 at 11:12:54 AM EST
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Photobucket
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 02:40:11 PM EST
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Hey, that's Pigeo !
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 02:57:27 PM EST
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Yes, the poor lonely thing.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 03:07:16 PM EST
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Since I love the water feature at the top of the page,
I`m posting a water feature I just built, & which is almost completed.
It feels like I created my personal photo subject studio.
I have a number of waterfalls (not in these images), including a hot waterfall into thesaltwater spa pool. I have yet to introduce the larger fish, turtles crayfish, etc, but it should be a complete ongoing ecosystem within another month. Then it just evolves over the years.
I just provide the "starter yeast".
The stems on the white blossom are under water, with the sun reflecting off the pond surface
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The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.

by Knucklehead on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 04:46:56 PM EST
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nice landscaping, knucklehead!

can we see shots of the other waterfalls too, please
(and the hot tub!)?

it sounds a bit like you share your spa pool with the turtles and crayfish, did i get that right?

'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 Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 05:42:18 PM EST
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melo,
In the pond/spa pictured above, there are two systems involved.
One, a jacuzzi with water temps up to 104 degrees F, including a hot waterfall.
This is also a salt water system.
Two, surrounding this is a pond with ambient temperature water.
I don`t have the final touches going right now as I`m building up the bio- load slowly in the live pond. I have a lot of the plants in & some small fish to create the biological  base for the addition of more & more animals. The only time the two systems might be connected is if one tried to steam crayfish in the spa.
The following iages are a compilation of some of my past pond/ fall projects.
Although that is not the main focus of what I do, I always show my clients, my ponds & sell them,(usually) on the beneficial advantages of having a pond. It`s either that, or a fish tank, from freshwater to full coral reefs.
I put 20 or so more images related to ponds/falls linked to any of these images.
Please remember that the project I`m on at this time is not completed, but I promise to show you the totality of it when it is done, including fully planted.
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The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.

by Knucklehead on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 07:52:43 PM EST
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stunning, what lovely work!

very inspiring, thanks

'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 Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 09:11:02 PM EST
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It's always a pleasure to see your photos, Knucklehead.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 05:52:03 PM EST
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Thank you very much.
I imagine I`ll be seeing more of yours, tomorrow across the pond.

The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.
by Knucklehead on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 07:54:15 PM EST
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Wow, Knucklehead, you're like the da Vinci of water features, and your photography is outstanding too.  A real renaissance man! Love the water in all these shots.

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 Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 11:21:09 PM EST
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now to design the gates!

'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 Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 05:45:32 PM EST
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This is a terrific project.
I love edible gardens.
 Lately I`ve been growing herbs, with which I make delicious edibles, but I`m already planning a much larger vegetable one, similar to the size of yours for the spring planting here.
I have all the land already cleared & am raring to go.
I hope to see updates of your  endeavors, & maybe you`ll get the gardening award "outstanding in your field".

Speaking of gates, here`s one I built a few years ago. No one is stealing radishes here.
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The difference between theists and atheists is that the atheists don't set the theists on fire for refusing to agree with them.

by Knucklehead on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 08:24:53 PM EST
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hey cool!

that gives me some ideas...i love the props.

i planted some thornless blackberries to climb the fence.

i had to sink the fence 8" below the ground, because the main raiders, apart from the wild boar, are porcupines, which are very good at digging.

i lost 40 kilos of potatoes in one night to those suckers, i had planned to harvest them the next day!

the local hunters have imported eastern european breeds to mix with the local boar strains, resulting in a hybrid that has two litters a year, of twice the numbers.

many grain farmers are quitting nearby, as it doesn't pay with so much loss.

thanks for some great pix and ideas...

'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 Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 08:44:14 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 Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 05:47:13 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 Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 08:25:36 PM EST
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by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 01:42:39 AM EST
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by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 01:43:28 AM EST
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by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 01:44:15 AM EST
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by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 01:45:30 AM EST
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by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 01:46:11 AM EST
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by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 01:46:51 AM EST
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Fran and someone.

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by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 02:15:36 AM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 03:41:44 PM EST
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ask the experts

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Oct 9th, 2008 at 01:18:32 PM EST
I've decided to sell some bits and pieces of RF gear and get a "proper" M-mount rangefinder camera: the Bessa R3A, which has a combined rangefinder/viewfinder and (drumroll) auto-exposure!

I was losing too many shots fiddling with the Bessa T - though I'm keeping that because it's better with long lenses than the R3A.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 06:30:32 AM EST
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Are you trying to tempt me?

I'd love to have one but I can't justify spending any more money right :(

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 06:48:00 AM EST
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Spend the money wrong, then.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 06:51:56 AM EST
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lol, obviously that should have said right now....
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 07:14:51 AM EST
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Nah, if I was trying to tempt you I'd be selling the Bessa-T.

Actually, I think I've sold the 25/4 and the VF - just waiting for the guy who made an offer to get back to me.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 06:59:19 AM EST
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The Bessa T would be tempting...
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Oct 10th, 2008 at 07:15:22 AM EST
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