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Friday Photography Blog #22

by LEP Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 03:52:33 AM EST

Welcome to the 22nd edition of the Friday photo blog. It seems that we've been doing this for a long while but we're not yet even 6 months old. Today, our featured subject will be "My favorite genre" which includes inter alia,abstract, arty, landscape, night shots, portraits or erotica. Just to be clear, the erotica category was proposed by LEP, not In Wales.
My favorite genre is the "big sky," especially sunsets, and especially sunsets over water. I've been to Brittany the past two summers and when I'm there I cant stop clicking my camera. I like sunrises too but I'm rarely up early enough to catch one. I do have a few, however, taken from my studio in Paris which is on the seventh floor and faces south.
I probably like to photograph big spaces because I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and always wanted more space. Of course, now that I live in the country I can't wait to get to the city for my two days per week. Sometimes it's just hard to be satisfied, isn't it?
I'll start with a sunset I took in Brittany last July.

So, what's your favorite genre

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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:19:28 AM EST
Here's another photo from Brittany, that I like alot- it's not a sunset.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:24:16 AM EST
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Lovely photos!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:40:15 AM EST
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Nice one :-)
I wonder where it is, as I feel I know the place, but can't get a name on it !

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:53:27 AM EST
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It's between Guilvinec and Kerity in Brittany.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:02:51 AM EST
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Ah... Not very far from Bénodet :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:24:56 AM EST
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Looks to be about a 40 minute drive. Do you vacation in Benodet?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:32:56 AM EST
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Usually around Easter, but don't use a car nowadays, so I just walk around more then when I was younger ! :-)

I've been going there for more then thirty years...! Started before the bridge on the Odet was built and there was the old "bac" with chains.. The Minaret' still there though! <lamenting against the flow of time>

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:41:09 AM EST
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Hooray!  I've not made it into work yet since I've been debating ethnicity and waiting for the photoblog.

My favourites are abstract photos and those accidental ones that turn into something cool.  Like this ginger cat who moved before the camera could refocus as I pressed the shutter. He had a very bright sky behind him and was sat on a shelf above me.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:28:48 AM EST
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Sorry I made you late for work. I slept in this morning

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:32:11 AM EST
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Not to worry, I worked late so I can get away with coming in late today.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:39:38 AM EST
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Where I'd accidentally turned the flash on, which resulted in a wierd effect.



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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 10:06:19 AM EST
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That's bright! Did the cat ever forgive you for that?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 10:35:38 AM EST
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 yes but I have to play fetch in the morning with him

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-EhP3Ts3grI

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 10:39:35 AM EST
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First time I see a cat doing it !!!

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:16:21 PM EST
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at the moment three of them are charging madly round the house, it's there 11 in the evening hour, they'll all be asleep by midnight

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:25:50 PM EST
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I french we call that "Le quart d'heure de folie" (or the 15mn madness moment) !
It applies to cat AND human beings - exclusively ! :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:34:08 PM EST
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it's just gone quiet, I am no longer a trampoline on the way to the back of the sofa, in five minutes when they have eaten, I will become a bed for whichever kittens decide it's my turn tonight.

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:39:03 PM EST
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related

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 01:55:58 PM EST
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I also like taking photos of my shadow.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:30:54 AM EST
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I like finding obscure things to take photos of.  This may have been a rabbit skeleton or similar.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:33:09 AM EST
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I want that bone to fill much more of that frame. And I want the horizon straight.  Were you limited by lens?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:59:50 AM EST
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I was crouching on the ground but couldn't lie down because it was soaked, hence the wonky horizon.  The field was also on a slope too which didn't help judgement there. The horizon can be sorted in photoshop though.

I had my wide angle lens on this and was hoping to find a way to fill the frame more with the bones but it didn't work.  I didn't want to go putting my kit down in the mud to change lens.  What lens would have worked better?

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:26:37 AM EST
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What's the minimum focusing distance on that lens? What would have been useful here is a tripod that closer bring the camera up closer and lower, together with a wide angle that focuses up nice and close, stopped down to get the depth of field if you wanted it. I can see what you were trying to do which is why the shot annoys me.

It would have been an easy shot with the GR-D: 28mm lens that focuses 1cm away with huge depth of field and shiftable focus point - and there's generally a tabletop tripod in my bag that would have done nicely!

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:39:10 AM EST
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Off the top of my head I'm not sure, but I wasn't able to get in quite close enough and still get a good focus to make the bones more prominent.

I will have to practice on your advice.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:08:42 AM EST
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I was wondering with the "shadow" and the "bones" pictures about the vertical or horizontal framing endless debate !
I find that I more often frame vertically ! And when I used a square format (120/220) I had drawn vertical 1.5 ratio on the finder's ground glass...

Maybe something to do with my own vision (meaning eyes, not philosophy :-) )?

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:58:21 AM EST
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I think I used to be freer and more creative in how I framed and cropped my shots but now I read too many magazines that tell me to crop in standard ways.  I must keep myself from doing that.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:15:18 AM EST
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I adore black and wite photogrpahy but it rarely occurs to me to convert images to B&W.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:37:18 AM EST
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estHer shoots a lot of black and white and she loves to pose for the camera along with her friends.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:02:40 AM EST
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I would think she's right to experiment in B&W... :-) It allows to go immediately to the essentials !
This one is really good, dynamic, funny, and with proper shades of grey :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:01:03 AM EST
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There's a "trick" you can use on the D200 : You set the camera in B&W and shoot in NEF (Raw).
On the LCD you see the jpeg B&W picture and see if you like it or not - and train your sight to B&W - and still have the capacity to revert to color when processing the Raw file... :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:29:50 AM EST
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Ahhh. I must give that a go, thanks.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:32:32 AM EST
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GR-D does the same, which is great, especially at high iso on the small sensor, which is always noisy.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:40:43 AM EST
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Yes... I usually do that with small sensor cameras (just got a P50 for my wife as she wanted a cheap one, with manual override and 28mm)!

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:44:38 AM EST
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Does it give you the RAW file as well?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 07:02:29 AM EST
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Alas.. No (that's why it's relatively cheap)!
And I don't like the overkill in 8 MegaPixels - I feel that at about 6 or less it would have been just as good !
But it's handy and useful- She seems quite happy with it :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 07:06:03 AM EST
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my favourite genres would certainly be skies, especially dawns, sunsets and freaky cloud/light effects, rural landscapes, and animals, including human ones!

but you all know that by now...

what amazes me about photography is how the camera sees parallel to my vision, sometimes expressing it, sometimes exceeding it, very similar to when i play a musical instrument, i send mental commands to my fingers, then suddenly the instrument plays itself in ways that surprise me.

it's precisely this interface between intention and event that makes me happy to dedicate myself, it's the risk and gamble, intuition and exploration.

i learn so much from so many good photographers here, it's a gas to have this place to come to and meet images.

henri cartier bresson and man ray are as close to pure genius as you can get, imo.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:03:48 AM EST
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I completely agree with that "interface" statement :-)
It's not what I see, yet it is...!
Then there is also the "showing" that allows for other viewpoints, interpretations... A picture can "run away" and live it's own life with other people giving it a meaning or a feeling you didn't even surmise at, when pressing the shutter button...

It's not a "finished" product !

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:48:35 AM EST
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well put sir...

deliciously mysterious, the whole flow... one drop in time and space, rippling on and on.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 03:51:53 PM EST
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 I don't really know if I have a favorite "genre"...? Maybe a Doisneau's liking, sort of the everyday life with a bit of humorous twist or an affectionate one ?
Anyhow it's surely with people... And that makes it harder as there is the eternal debate on "stealing" the shot (or the soul)!

The following was when we have a  public photo gallery hanged on the fence of the "Luxembourg" garden in Paris... It allows for a game between the picture and the casual passer-by  :-)

Was he thinking " I'd like to be there, under the sun" ?




"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:37:38 AM EST
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Fantastic juxtaposition there!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:28:38 AM EST
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Maybe this one would more be in the "Doisneau's" style... And now I'm out, to get something to eat :-)




"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:33:31 AM EST
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Ah, a picnic on the Quais... Can't it be june already ? okay, april may be warm enough, too. It was last year, at least.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:55:05 PM EST
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Yes... Autumn, as we had a nice late one ! :-)

I'm a lezard with a "marmotte" feature, I sleep when it's cold and grey and only wake up when the sun shines... Every sunny day is just yesterday ! :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:59:35 PM EST
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I don't like to shoot indoors; usually my results are terrible. But these two I like. Some of you may recognize these people.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:41:42 AM EST
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 With portraits I always hesitate between a very tight framing and a more distant, environmental one...?

The following was a quick grab shot of a student of mine, while we met by chance when I was strolling around in the Luxembourg garden, as usual (manual focus with a 85/2)




"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:58:08 AM EST
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This framing works incredibly well.  I often find with portraits that because I may not always have enough light in which to shoot, that my depth of field is too small and not quite enough is in focus - I look at the photo afterwards and realise the nose is sharply focussed but not quite for the eyes.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:18:03 AM EST
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That's why I usually prefer manual focusing :-)

Then there is also that, with very shallow depth of field, you move a bit forward or backwards when pressing the shutter... It's imperceptible, but it's often there !

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:24:46 AM EST
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Exactly, and I can't always quite spot the out of focus bits in the viewfinder or even on the LCD screen.  Then I zoom in on my computer and shout at myself for spoiling a good shot!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:28:07 AM EST
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Lovely lady with enchanting eyes. You really captured her "soul."

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:49:24 PM EST
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I call it "The lady behind the Nikon."



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sun Feb 17th, 2008 at 05:24:05 AM EST
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Hint, hint ? :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Sun Feb 17th, 2008 at 05:54:52 AM EST
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Is it already the "café's" theme ?

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Sun Feb 17th, 2008 at 05:56:36 AM EST
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Arrrrrghhhh!!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Feb 17th, 2008 at 04:53:12 PM EST
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 This one I call "Les dames"... Or "the friendly chat in the garden"...!
The flower dresses brought my eyes to it... But I think I was spotted by the one on the left :-)




"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:42:41 AM EST
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That has a wonderful charm about it.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:30:24 AM EST
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The "cup' of tea" is just missing :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:31:11 AM EST
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Love this one!

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:46:40 PM EST
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 A last one in the "genre"... "La longue" (long play) which is at the origin of "pétanque". This peculiar way of playing supposedly need white shirt and pants !
Of course only the "aficionados" wear those, the more casual player being in shorts... :-)




"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:09:33 AM EST
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"Nous sommes bizarre!"



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:21:26 AM EST
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It's all about curves..." (If I may :-) )

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:45:49 AM EST
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My favorite Genre

Oh that is easy.  I love to photograph difficult-to-build objects.

A show car

The St. Louis Gateway Arch
>

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin



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

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:57:58 AM EST
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 I did recognize the last one :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 07:01:19 AM EST
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and requiring extreme maintenance (re: 3) ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:13:00 AM EST
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Do you have that one right!  Taliesin is a mess.  It needs about $20 million worth of immediate maintenance.

On the other hand, Wingspread--the famous Wright-designed house in Racine--is supported by Johnson Wax money and is in pristine shape.

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

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:52:28 PM EST
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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:08:33 AM EST
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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:09:18 AM EST
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 I wish I had see this one ! (temple of Amon ?) - My Indiana Jones' alter ego is itching to get out :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:28:14 AM EST
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it's Edfu temple dedicated to Horus



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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:55:41 AM EST
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Wow, that's a great horus... Incredibly modern! (as the smaller one in the musée du louvre)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 10:56:16 AM EST
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My favorite genre are flowers.


 

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:35:47 AM EST
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Nice "marguerite" sort of thing...
I must confess I know really nothing about flowers, except that I like either the very simple field ones or the very elaborate "zen" ones (like the tulip)...
The others, don't really get at me... Must have been badly trained :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 01:50:49 PM EST
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Since I really started looking at flowers and herbs I found there are only beautiful once - some more eleborate than others, but each magical in a way.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:33:38 PM EST
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As it was Valentine day (and because Fran made me think of it :-) ), a picture for all the ladies of E.T.
(What was it about the intention that counts ?) :-)



"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:05:02 PM EST
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lovely!
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 03:20:02 AM EST
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Very nice!
by The3rdColumn on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 06:26:58 PM EST
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I guess my favorite genres would have to be travel photography and portraiture.


However, this is my one year old grandson and I departing the Maya ruins at Comalcalco, Mex lats year. Obviously I didn't take this photo.


More of the ruins.  This from the "castle" complex high above the plain where the pyramids are located.


Ruins of the "castle"

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 12:07:49 PM EST
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Travels and portraiture... Yes, that's my sort of "cup of tea" :-)
But when I travel, camera in hand, it often gets me to speak to people, have a drink, etc.... And I usually forget to take pictures :-) < booze hiccup>

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 01:53:58 PM EST
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Not a bad way to travel!

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:20:26 PM EST
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At the Canberra Zoo.  This tiger moved so fast when a keeper offered him tiger "cat nip" that it frightened me. How can anything so big move like that?


Eye of the tiger.

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 12:15:20 PM EST
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A utility building at a hotel we stayed at in Merida, Mexico. Interesting colors


An illusion of a cool drink in the tropics - Comalcalco, Mex

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 12:20:03 PM EST
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 I dream that we would be allowed to use those colors, here ! But it's very controlled !

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 01:55:15 PM EST
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Ah, yes. Understood. Almost anything goes in Mexico.  I have a whole collection of similar photos of just buildings, shops and houses.  Most of the colors are really well done.

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:15:36 PM EST
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Wonderful Helsiki. Yes, I added some of the golden tinting.

A few minutes later, the sky cleared a little and a skydiver parachuted into the lake. I had hoped the photo would show both parachutist and rainbow, but it didn't happen.

 

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 12:27:16 PM EST
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Pyramid of Cheops and The Sphinx at night

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 12:30:58 PM EST
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Ladies and children at the Omayyad Mosque


Street life near the mosque


Roman ruins and the souk.


A street called straight - I believe -  from the book of Acts description of the conversion to Christianity of Saul of Tarsus.


Tomb of Saladin.  Saladin's remains are in the sarcophagus on the left. The one on the right was a gift from Kaiser Wilhelm II.


Interior (prayer room) of the immense Omayyad Mosque

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 12:57:05 PM EST
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Great pictures... I envy you for seeing Damas ! Might go there, one of these days though! :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 01:57:08 PM EST
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Thanks, it is a great place to visit despite the political issues. It's less of a draw and not as spoiled by tourism than many countries.  People are generally friendly and helpful.  I highly recommend it.

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:12:25 PM EST
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Safari... Kinda obvious perhaps, but now I'm living in South Africa I have set myself 4 goals.
  1. to hike in the Drakesnberg (partially fulfilled)
  2. to surf
  3. attempting to learn riding horseback
  4. have a few decent animal pictures as memento

I've a long way to go... These are from last year.

Curious zeba

Big Boy in Moholoholo

Baby rhino (also Moholoholo)

I like rhino best - but obviously he's not in the wild...

by Nomad on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:03:06 PM EST
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Even if not in the wild I'm not sure I would have got so near of the rhino...!!!! It's a young one, the second horn is just budding ?

I wonder what you'll find the most difficult in your four propositions :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:41:50 PM EST
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This is the second impulse I've at this forum to write about Moholoholo. I think I should just go ahead and do it - because Moholoholo is also about education.

It was a baby rhino. I'm not sure about the second horn budding, that spot may just sit there and develop later on. Rhino was cool - as all rhinos he was almost blind, but this one was accustomed to the presence of humans. The moment we entered the pen, it would amble towards us - like a monstrous dog. It just mingled and wanted attention; it was stunning. First time I've touched a rhino. Rhinos are, however, also very skittish, so we were warned to always stay aside of him. It would charge if it would be startled by someone in front of him - and even the charge of a baby rhino can do damage...

I rumbled through my hard drive, but the most spectacular picture I've is still in the Netherlands!!! Argh. I've been lucky enough to have swum with the world's only hippo accustomed to humans - Jessica.

Of all the four goals, I'm hedging learning surfing will be the hardest, considering Johannesburg is not at the coast... There is a distinction... I want to learn surf, meaning not give up before I reasonably can, but I just want to attempt horseback...

by Nomad on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 03:37:01 AM EST
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You should go ahead for a diary on Moholoholo... :-)
As it points to the preservation of wildlife and the issues...!

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 05:26:30 AM EST
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great description of your rhino encounter!

as for surfing, it's hard paddling and waiting, then the rush.

bodysurfing is really fun, i prefer having nothing between skin and wave, and the bouncing you do with your feet on the sand in the backwash and leaping for best positioning is like radical capoeira, flips, kick, lunges, spins...

with the magnificent antagonist of the water...

best sport i ever enjoyed...

riding depends so much on the horse you're on. some are like armchairs and if you start with one that's really serene-to-the-point-of-dull, you can relax into it, and build the musculature necessary for a more 'interesting' ride.

i am riding out my horse regularly into the surrounding woodlands, and it definitely has parallels with how i felt about the ocean, and the sense of energised immersion.

good luck, those particular choices i can vouch for having brought much pleasure and satisfaction, with the added benefit of being builders of health and strength, applied in your 30's, will make a big difference in how you experience your body in later life.

tip from an old man!

great to have your dutch take on s. africa, and points beyond, what makes ET so cool.

'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 Feb 16th, 2008 at 08:38:37 AM EST
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My favorite genre is street photography the way Cartier-Bresson (who we were studying this week at school; our teacher kinda knew him and now he wants us to find the decisive moments around us) did it and the way Trent Parke does it. I find it very difficult.


Smoke


Carting

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

by tzt (tzt) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:02:11 PM EST
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Great ones ... :-)

The "Decisive moment" is quite hard to get! As even Cartier-Bresson never said for what it was decisive (action, story, emotion, composition, or the whole lot together) !

Did I already asked you if you read french ? (Aloïs moment - sigh)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:11:40 PM EST
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Je parle français.. un petit peu. Je l'ai étudié à l' école mais j'ai tout oublié :-p

What's amazing with Cartier-Bresson is that he not only caught the moments, but also the perfect form and the perfect composition. It's amazing. And probably impossible to take apart for analyzing...

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

by tzt (tzt) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:19:14 PM EST
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Sent a mail with a work on HCB :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:55:04 PM EST
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Thanks! Really appreciate it.

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 07:59:50 PM EST
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He also often made people pose for him, in his "spontaneous" photographs...

(Not that it makes him any less talented)

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 07:00:10 PM EST
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I recently read an article by someone who once accompanied Cartier-Bresson on one of his street rambles. He wore the Leica on a strap around his neck but was constantly jerking it to eye position as he approached a situation what he thought would become a "decisive moment." The companion described it as an almost nervous habit that often resulted in no shutter release.

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 10:00:10 PM EST
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 Yes, it illustrates the differences in viewfinders, between the "waist" finder of most 6x6 cameras, the rangefinder's one with eyes both open, ad the "reflex" sort, centered in the middle of the camera...

I found out that with a waist finder, I look and compose the scene in my mind, then, only, frame it... While with a reflex, I move a frame on a subject till I find a composition I like !
With a rangefinder it's a little of both worlds, but you still have to raise the camera to eye level !

Some high level reflex allowed for the changing of the viewfinder, and the use of a "semi-waist" level sort ! But now they've sealed the damn thing!

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 06:20:40 AM EST
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Good points. I find I do like a waist level finder more than I thought I would.  Much more convenient when the camera position has to be low to capture a certain perspective.

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 Feb 16th, 2008 at 11:53:14 AM EST
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Excuse my ignorance, but what's a waist level viefinder?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 12:55:51 PM EST
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The "classical viewfinder used in  the camera below....

You hold the camera at "waist" height (usually a bit higher) and look down to frame, focus, etc. Not to confuse with "sport finders" which were just a wire crisscrossed frame still used in underwater shoots !

Some P&S like the "twisting" coolpix series (900, 4500, SQ), allows for shooting at the "waist" while looking down to he LCD (and give the photographer shooting in between parked cars, the look of someone who's doing something else :-) )!

From the Nikon F to the F4 (dunno for the F5, but the F6 is definitely sealed) those reflex with prism cameras could have the prism taken off and replaced by a "waist loupe" that would allow a different way of shooting!

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 03:55:09 PM EST
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Colman got my dad's old Rolleiflex (looks like the Seagull above) out this morning and loaded some film into it...might take some photos with it tomorrow...

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 04:51:04 PM EST
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I hope it'll go  well :-)
The rolleiflex was/is a great camera and I can even recall myself that most photographers used it for press, mariages, etc.! You could get gorgeous negatives :-)

So much for the incessant change of lenses or zooming that we do today, as those were with a fixed lens (on one model though, you could change the dual lens for another set)!
It's the Vietnam war that brought in many people's mind the multi-purposedness of the SLR or "single" lens reflex with changeable lenses...

So we'll get to see them next Friday ? :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Sun Feb 17th, 2008 at 05:03:25 AM EST
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These are great!  I'd have been nervous hanging around the scene in the second one with my camera.  Did you get spotted?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 03:23:06 AM EST
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Some day I post a series of "dirty look" photos. I have a lot of them. We could probably do a diary with that subject.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 05:18:00 AM EST
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It was Carnival night, so it was completely chaotic and no-one minded..

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 05:33:11 AM EST
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This is perhaps my favorite eavesdropping photo taken at the cafe, Chez Pradel, last spring. I should probably change it to black and white. All cafe photos look good in black and white.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 05:38:08 AM EST
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Aaah... The "Café's" pictures... Almost a topic by itself ! :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 05:45:11 AM EST
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Yes. Good idea. In Wales, are you watching?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 05:48:49 AM EST
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Watching what?!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 06:09:28 AM EST
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Sorry.  I meant are you here and capturing all of these great ideas for future diaries by margouillat and myself.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 06:14:34 AM EST
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The "café's gnomes" tribe... :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 06:22:05 AM EST
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photos as usual

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:20:01 AM EST
Here's the cat, in focus and looking cute.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:34:44 AM EST
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Hey, me Duck.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:38:37 AM EST
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'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:06:33 AM EST
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Where did the dog go ????

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 06:43:23 AM EST
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It's in FlickR heaven.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 06:54:28 AM EST
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oops...

i decided it was too dark and deleted it from flickr, not realising -duh - that it would cause a problem.

so here he is again, a bit brighter

'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 Feb 16th, 2008 at 08:10:26 AM EST
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i have to fly out now, i'll try to post more later!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:08:10 AM EST
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You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:29:35 AM EST
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That looks like it came out of "Pulp Fiction."

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:33:50 AM EST
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Well I won't tell you who it is, but you are closer than you think ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:47:11 AM EST
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From the marche de puce, Porte de Clignancourt, Paris.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:08:21 AM EST
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Ha... The "bonneteau" game... Or how you can get dwindled fast :-)
Nice picture, and difficult to get, as they usually don't like being on pictures !

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:12:05 AM EST
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"The Three Musketeers"... Or maybe the three "Meercateers" :-)




"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 07:10:31 AM EST
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Excellent!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 07:14:50 AM EST
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I used to have a mongoose (the short chassis type) when I was a child and we got along very well together... So those meercats always fascinate me ! :-)

Not to speak of the "Kidnapping of the Sabines" they do, when in the wild :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 07:20:13 AM EST
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No way I could ever come close to such a shot... Took my breath!
by Nomad on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:05:59 PM EST
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Well... You just need a longer lens, some meercats... And a lot of patience :-)

The problem with patience is that,  while its OK in the wild, in a zoo or on the street you become conspicuous, as people pass by and return to still see you, not always knowing what's it for...! The older you get, the weirder it looks like !

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:37:55 PM EST
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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:10:51 AM EST
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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:11:51 AM EST
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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:13:02 AM EST
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that one really speaks to me. it reminds me of when i lived in tangier and would watch the dawn coming up from the beach.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:03:23 PM EST
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This is the real home of the mythical "Bubba Gump Shrimp Co." Bayou La Batre, Alabama.

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 12:35:47 PM EST
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'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:12:53 PM EST
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Is that a painting?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:21:06 PM EST
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photoshopped selfportrait!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:23:40 PM EST
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What do you feed your Photoshop with ???  <LOL>

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:22:07 PM EST
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Pompidou weirdness (too large, have to put a thumbnail here)


Pompidou weirdness


Practice for fashion photography class, modeling for myself :-p

Tähti

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 06:06:51 PM EST
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I really love what you do with the colours. Always good to see your work here.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 03:21:37 AM EST
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erotica

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:19:31 AM EST
I'll need a credit card number before you can enter this section.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:20:26 AM EST
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I call this one "White Hot Passion"

I'm not at liberty to disclose where I shot this.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 09:48:59 AM EST
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Need a credit card number? have Jerome's, he's a banker so it'll be full. ;-)

Oh and have a bad photo to go in.


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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 10:09:20 AM EST
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Is that a photo from the "Canterbury Tales?" If so, it belongs in this section.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 10:16:41 AM EST
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I call it distant youth and another life.

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 Feb 15th, 2008 at 10:18:38 AM EST
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I've emailed you. With my credit card details, of course.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 04:36:47 PM EST
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It's just behind... Knock at the door, and show jerome's credit card ! :-)




"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 10:52:14 AM EST
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There's a very famous classic porn film called "Behind the Green Door." (1972)
A little paint job and Voila!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:10:33 AM EST
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Would that be the next film blog ? :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:12:41 AM EST
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You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:20:13 AM EST
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A pretty limp porn film.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:29:14 AM EST
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I wouldn't know ;-9

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:51:54 AM EST
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I'm not sure Jerome would approve. But many of the early porn films were were quite good; professional actors and directors who couldn't make the big time worked with decent budgets. It was after video came out in the early 80's that the genre really deteriorated. Any Joe Blow (no pun intended) could make a film for $800 with his webcam in a $40 motel. And it showed.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:23:04 AM EST
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What do call "early" ? As a student I had to manage a "treasure cove" of french military "special" films from before the sound era... Quite funny in fact with the less then 24 i/s jerkiness :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:28:10 AM EST
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I'm speaking of the modern era starting in 1972 with "Deep Throat," "Behind the Green Door," and my favorite all time great porn film "The Devil in Miss Jones." (1973). The last one could hold up very well as a non porn film: a "no exit" film about madness.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:37:53 AM EST
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Vivid has remade 'The Devil in Miss Jones' - Georgina Spelvin making a reappearance 32 years later as a mentor.

<it says here....>

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:57:58 AM EST
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You should make an update to your diary.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 12:01:00 PM EST
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You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:15:44 AM EST
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Great... But you just have to look fixedly at the red one 5mn, then you'll see green ones everywhere... :-)

Wasn't it red the original color for those things ? "Red lamp" district and so on ?

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:21:15 AM EST
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You should've been there...

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:12:03 AM EST
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You don't have the "after" picture ?

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:28:49 AM EST
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I am a mere observer in the Floating World.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:53:53 AM EST
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Where is this photo from?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 12:03:13 PM EST
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It was a meeting in a local restaurant a few weeks ago.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 01:10:39 PM EST
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"Cape Horn" above the Columbia River - two different mornings.



paul spencer

by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:55:05 AM EST
Fantastic second picture. You feel the cloud right above you

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:59:36 AM EST
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I have a collection of these. I take my camera with me to work, and, whenever I see a new 'angle' from this point, I stop and take a picture. Maybe I'll try to figure out how to do a collage.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 12:06:57 PM EST
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Raining to the east -




paul spencer

by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 02:33:02 PM EST
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I prefer this one to the others... :-)  Maybe the composition, or the impression that one's flying ?

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:45:10 PM EST
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Yes, it's quite special.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 05:47:54 PM EST
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that second shot is stunning.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 03:31:52 PM EST
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just a phase...shift....

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 07:32:59 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 Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 07:34:06 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 Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 07:35:35 PM EST
Great photos from and by everyone, as always.  Thanks!

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Fri Feb 15th, 2008 at 07:55:38 PM EST
sunset in Penang taken during holiday
by The3rdColumn on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 07:13:55 PM EST
by The3rdColumn on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 07:17:12 PM EST
These are beautiful photos.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Feb 16th, 2008 at 09:19:57 PM EST
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