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Photography Blog No. 35

by In Wales Sun May 18th, 2008 at 05:00:22 AM EST

I was so excited about the photoblog, I got up extra early to put it up.  So, come and sit down - delight us with your efforts this week!
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Weekend photoblog bump up - In Wales


The blog is in three parts this week - one for "Ask the Expert" about anything you like, composition, technical things and so on.

Second is "Rules of composition" where you can present any photos you think demonstrate the rule of thirds, rule of diagonals or the Golden Section, or anything else you know of. Details on what I'm blathering on about can be found here!
The usual final 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.

Here is the Master list of previous photoblogs.

Please enjoy!



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"RULES OF COMPOSITION"
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 12:55:53 AM EST
An almost but maybe not quite rule of thirds photo
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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 01:00:58 AM EST
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The Golden section (being the rough outline of the hut compared to the overall.)  I'm not sure I quite 'get' the Golden Section so if anyone wants to explain further please do!

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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 01:08:28 AM EST
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Tempted to put this forward as a golden section photo...

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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 01:15:25 AM EST
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Rule of diagonals, or just a wonky shot?

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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 01:24:37 AM EST
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From estHer



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:54:38 AM EST
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by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 04:53:08 AM EST
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Another....

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 04:54:54 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 May 16th, 2008 at 09:28:42 AM EST
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does it fit here or should I have put it in the general section



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 May 16th, 2008 at 09:31:35 AM EST
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I am not a too conscious composer, but maybe these fit the bill...

A diagonal, perhaps:

(The rejuvenated Gasometer in Vienna, seen from next to Zippererstraße subway exit)

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

by DoDo on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 10:56:53 AM EST
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Two-thirds?

(Inside Gasometer C, looking up from the restaurant area towards the flats built on the inside of the onetime gas storage tower)

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

by DoDo on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 10:58:47 AM EST
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Diagonal again, or a parabolica?

(Night train EuroNight GALILEO GALILEI, which doesn't touch Italy at all - a rather mixed composition of a Slovakian loco, then Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian cars)

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

by DoDo on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 11:01:43 AM EST
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My Rule Nr 1:  If you like something, take a photo of it!  I like rooftops.  More Prague rooftops. Never mind that I was using my old manual SLR and forgot to reset ISO from 400 to 100.



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 May 16th, 2008 at 03:14:02 PM EST
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I'll have a go...
by Sassafras on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 03:41:34 PM EST
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The rule of thirds?

by Sassafras on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 03:42:31 PM EST
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The golden rule...maybe?

by Sassafras on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 03:43:48 PM EST
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Diagonal?

by Sassafras on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 03:46:56 PM EST
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"ASK THE EXPERT"
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 12:56:27 AM EST
Yeah, what's the Golden Section all about? Is is a maths thing?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 01:17:48 AM EST
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The Golden Ratio is a maths thing. One of my favorite and très élégant.

Reflected in nature, used by the Greeks (among others) in art and architecture, enumerated by Fibonacci....

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 02:48:10 AM EST
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Φ³!

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 04:49:18 AM EST
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Coincidentally, here's mine of the Louvre upside down pyramid with small archaeologists studying it.



Blaugustine

by Augustinatalie (endapressNOTblueyonderNOTcoNOTuk) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 09:26:55 PM EST
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Oh, I know that place.  That's where Da Vinci buried his code isn't it?

The blurker formerly known as ignorant bystander.
by b--- (budr at hughes net) on Sun May 18th, 2008 at 11:12:57 AM EST
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The Blue Mosque, Istanbul...

Rotating and cropping gives a less dizzying result, but loses the sense of scale...and a lot of energy?

And it still isn't right.

Thinking about it in terms of diagonals, I think maybe getting the white patches on the prayer mats to form a good diagonal from bottom left to top right would have been an improvement?

Also, do you have any tips for avoiding the truly horrible flare effect at the top right?

by Sassafras on Sat May 17th, 2008 at 07:11:43 AM EST
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The flare is the result of daylight from outside the mosque illuminating the distant parts of the carpet and being bright enough to be beyond the dynamic range of a correct exposure for the foreground.

It is a problem that only cropping can solve in documentary situations. In movie lighting, one can put up Neutral Density and colour correction filters on visible windows, and of course use HDO or Tungsten lighting however one wants. Time and budget!

There are often flare problems due to light entering the periphery of the lens and bouncing about in the glass. The solution to this is to use a 'flag' or lens hood that blocks the light source without itself appearing in the picture. I often use the edge of my hand as a flag, but anything will do.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sat May 17th, 2008 at 08:05:15 AM EST
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And who'd have thought that Enron was a symbol of Paradise? ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sat May 17th, 2008 at 08:06:12 AM EST
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"PHOTOS AS USUAL"
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 12:56:54 AM EST
Coooool.
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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 01:16:49 AM EST
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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 01:20:50 AM EST
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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 01:28:43 AM EST
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afew is disqualified from participating.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 02:02:16 AM EST
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You mean this?

I haven't the slightest.... ;-)

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 04:57:11 AM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 02:09:12 AM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 02:16:12 AM EST
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afew will have to tell us who this is.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 02:20:08 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 May 16th, 2008 at 03:41:51 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 May 16th, 2008 at 04:36:02 AM EST
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The pergola's coming along then ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sat May 17th, 2008 at 08:08:56 AM EST
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slow but sure :=)

'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 May 17th, 2008 at 01:08:10 PM EST
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'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 04:37:48 AM EST
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Spring towers....  May flowers?

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:00:31 AM EST
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Convergent lines....

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:02:15 AM EST
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Strange Juxtaposition....

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:04:08 AM EST
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Reflecting on Rodin....

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:05:40 AM EST
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What is it called? Where is it?

It looks like one of Michelangelo's unfinished Slaves.

Member of the Anti-Fabulousness League since 1987.

by Ephemera on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 11:46:33 AM EST
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That's an (apparently) unfinished Rodin at the Rodin Garden in Paris...
by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Tue May 20th, 2008 at 08:07:51 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 May 16th, 2008 at 05:06:47 AM EST
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Bird Bath

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:07:33 AM EST
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C'est magnifique!

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:11:10 AM EST
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As is she!

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:12:41 AM EST
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Days bygone....

This was taken looking through a hole in the door of a decrepit old palace in Palermo.

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:17:27 AM EST
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Another old palace....

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:19:33 AM EST
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One man's trash is a cat's leisure...

Same as above...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 07:27:30 AM EST
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Cure what ails ya'....

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:22:16 AM EST
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:32:03 AM EST
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:40:41 AM EST
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Bobafet and family on their holidays on the Forest Moon of Endor...note the baby Ewoks they've captured...



We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

by Sam on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:49:52 AM EST
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Boys and their toys.... is that thing loaded?

Don't point that at me!

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 06:12:22 AM EST
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Yup, boys and their toys ...


by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 07:04:25 AM EST
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Touché...
by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 07:16:18 AM EST
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Hand held self portrait

esther PWNS HER DAD. (all hand held)



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 05:39:41 AM EST
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Triple (dis)play...

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 07:32:22 AM EST
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The Gasometer in Vienna, Austria:

These four towers have been built 110 years ago to store locally produced gas, and were landmarks visible from afar ever since. By 1986, they went out of business, but their empty hulls and impressive internal spaces featured in several films, commercials and music videos. Then a decade ago, they became the centerpiece of a city renewal project: their bottom became a shopping mall, with flats and rooms to let around inner courtyars above, exhibition rooms in Gasometer D, and a new subway station just next to Gasometer A (next to which I made the photo).

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

by DoDo on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 11:07:11 AM EST
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Merida, Yucatan

Oldest Cathedral in North America.  Dates from mid 1500s I believe. San Ide Lfonso.


One of the oldest houses in Merida.  Known as the Casa de Montejo, it was home for Adelantado, Governor, and Capt General Francisco de Montejo (1479-1553), father of Francisco de Montejo El Mozo (1508-1565), the conquerer of Yucatan.


One of the early 20th century houses in Merida, likely built with the fortunes accumulated from the henequen boom.

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 May 16th, 2008 at 03:35:39 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 Sun May 18th, 2008 at 11:33:49 AM EST
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And here's one in the Musée D'Orsay.



Blaugustine

by Augustinatalie (endapressNOTblueyonderNOTcoNOTuk) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 09:32:48 PM EST
Same scene, different viewpoint.




Blaugustine

by Augustinatalie (endapressNOTblueyonderNOTcoNOTuk) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 09:36:52 PM EST
Nice photos Augustinatalie :-)

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat May 17th, 2008 at 12:43:02 PM EST
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Past and present on the roof of the Musée D'Orsay.



Blaugustine

by Augustinatalie (endapressNOTblueyonderNOTcoNOTuk) on Fri May 16th, 2008 at 09:43:11 PM EST


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