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Early Friday Photography Blog No 125

by Sassafras Sun Feb 7th, 2010 at 03:46:23 AM EST

Viking Graffiti, Orkney.

Bumped for your Sunday viewing - In Wales


They say a picture is worth a thousand of them. This week's optional theme is "Words". Then, the regular ,"Photos As Usual".

As usual, "Ask the Expert" about anything you like, composition, technical things and so on.

Please try to keep to 600 pixels width and 100kb to 150kb max in file size and take a look at Wednesday Photography Blog No.2 for the technical bits on how to post.

Someone's new technology automatically limits width of photos shown to 600 pixels. But it allows you to click and hold on the photos to see the larger version if the file is greater than 600 pixels in width.

Please do not click on post a comment but reply under one of the headers instead.

Have fun, and don't be shy, we want to see your photos!

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by Sassafras on Thu Feb 4th, 2010 at 05:47:12 PM EST
by Sassafras on Thu Feb 4th, 2010 at 05:49:50 PM EST
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I know this one!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Feb 4th, 2010 at 05:53:41 PM EST
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I thought you might  ;)
by Sassafras on Thu Feb 4th, 2010 at 05:58:19 PM EST
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Photobucket
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Feb 4th, 2010 at 05:56:31 PM EST
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Photobucket
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Feb 4th, 2010 at 05:58:52 PM EST
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Photobucket
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Feb 4th, 2010 at 06:01:28 PM EST
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by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 12:31:26 AM EST
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Excellent framing on the second one, the reflection is great.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 03:11:13 AM EST
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A repost:

(Sorry for the uncorrected perspective)

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

by DoDo on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 04:40:05 AM EST
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You must have some architect blood in you somewhere...

Trying to match perspective to drawn elevations is like trying to make your girlfriend look like Kate Moss. And the only axonometric camera pictures you'll ever see, you'll see on Google Earth. Only great distance disoccludes perspective ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 08:38:59 AM EST
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the only axonometric camera pictures you'll ever see, you'll see on Google Earth

How about conical perspective? Do photo cameras produce that, or not even? Interestingly this article talks of perspective in terms of vanishing points only so that axonometric perspective features nowhere.

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 08:55:59 AM EST
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As I've mentioned before there is an interesting series of prints in which the Japanese woodcut master Hokusai tries to demonstrate his new-found knowledge of Occidental perspective. He learnt it from a rare foreign visitor to Japan - a Portuguese.

His transition from axonometric to what we would call perspective, was a little bumpy - which these few prints show.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 09:21:38 AM EST
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Cameras can't unwrap, but software can.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 09:29:32 AM EST
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You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 08:30:41 AM EST
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A repost



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 5th, 2010 at 06:00:30 PM EST
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A few more wordy reposts



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 5th, 2010 at 06:11:48 PM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sat Feb 6th, 2010 at 11:53:45 AM EST
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Natural adventure land?  (We do have regular old Strassenbahn trolleys mixed in with the modern, one has a bar.)

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Sat Feb 6th, 2010 at 02:00:26 PM EST
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Self Portrait Sometimes


"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin
by Crazy Horse on Sat Feb 6th, 2010 at 02:02:14 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 Feb 7th, 2010 at 08:38:13 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 Sun Feb 7th, 2010 at 08:38:50 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 Sun Feb 7th, 2010 at 08:39:41 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 Sun Feb 7th, 2010 at 08:40:13 AM EST
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Easiest image of inscribed words in India - sura from Quran on Taj.

I am sure in Quran one can find quote for any occasion.

From close distance it's not easy to put Taj in focus.
by FarEasterner on Sun Feb 7th, 2010 at 11:06:25 AM EST
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"Photos as usual"
by Sassafras on Thu Feb 4th, 2010 at 05:48:14 PM EST
Photobucket
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Feb 4th, 2010 at 05:59:36 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 Thu Feb 4th, 2010 at 08:26:04 PM EST
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Wuz'dat? WWII air shelter, strange middle-age tower, remains of a windmill?

Wait, don't tell. Maybe I can find the location...

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

by DoDo on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 04:11:36 AM EST
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Well there is a railway in the picture, so should be easy.....

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 5th, 2010 at 04:46:47 AM EST
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Indeed. Near Luffenham Station? In which case my third guess is right: it's the South Luffenham windmill?

South Luffenham - Wikipedia

The windmill was built in 1832; in 1895, a great storm blew the top off, but the building continued to be used until 1908.


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 05:00:59 AM EST
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Yay! well done.

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 5th, 2010 at 06:08:03 AM EST
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Every time you do this I am dumbfounded!

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 08:40:47 AM EST
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it is a talent.

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 5th, 2010 at 08:52:58 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 Thu Feb 4th, 2010 at 08:26:43 PM EST
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*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 04:35:36 AM EST
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Snow-crushed tree -- looks like a dragon, or fighting dinosaurs:



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

by DoDo on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 04:36:26 AM EST
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romantically inclined in my opinion.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 03:52:24 PM EST
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*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 04:36:43 AM EST
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*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 04:36:57 AM EST
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*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 04:37:25 AM EST
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The Piñata Party




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 5th, 2010 at 05:52:57 PM EST
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I love the insights you give into life in Mexico (is it Mexico?!)
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Feb 6th, 2010 at 03:39:16 AM EST
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Thank you IW.  Yes, it's a "small" rural town in Tabasco state. My grandson was invited to a birthday party last week and these are some of the pix. The party was scheduled to be held at a ranch out in the country, but the weather turned nasty so the venue was changed at the last minute to an indoor space in town. There were about a hundred people so it was pretty crowded. Nevertheless, the kids had a good time playing games and cracking the piñatas.

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 6th, 2010 at 10:21:53 AM EST
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nada mas...




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 5th, 2010 at 05:56:52 PM EST
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LOW STONE WALL

 VIRGIN JUNGLE DSCN0932

BEACH FIELD MEMORIAL
(RIP Dusty)

 2 DSCN9363

KENDRA & THE KAMEL

Recovered_Jul-31-2009_078

FIELD STONE

DSCN9132

WOODEN FENCE

 FERN KNOT DSCN8141

STONE WALL

cottage at low tide (falls location) 5639

FENCE RAIL LILLY

 FENCELINE LILLY DSCN7544

FIELD OF FINGERS

LAWNMOWER IN THE ELEPHANT GRASS post DSCN9604

LIZARD-SKIN FENCE

DSCN8429

MALIBU FIELD
(By Kendra)
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MALIBU FIELD
(By Knucklehead)

 ON WALKABOUT DSCN7463

BRONZE FIELD HORSES

 EQUINE BRONZE DSCN1046

FIELD HUNT
(Misdirection)

 MISDIRECTION HUNTING DSCN4328

CAPTURED

 BOTTLED DREAMS DSCN3648

FIELD HOUSE

joann`s 1- 1111

TILTING FIELDS

two-lip-country-2645

MALIBU FIELDS

3=-2621

FORCED LANDING FIELD
(Wounded On Board)

 NOT LOOKING GOOD DSCN1287

JANUARY SUNSETS  (Field Of Color)
(Please click & go to "original")

 46 SUNSETS JAN. 2010  flat cropped & grad.


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 Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 09:38:35 PM EST
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I love the Malibu field shots, but these are all gorgeous.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Feb 6th, 2010 at 03:36:04 AM EST
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In Wales,
With the rains we`ve had lately, I hope to see a rebirth of those flowered fields soon enough.
And Thank you.

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 Sat Feb 6th, 2010 at 11:35:04 PM EST
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"Ask the expert"
by Sassafras on Thu Feb 4th, 2010 at 05:48:50 PM EST

Conservatory in winter. Militant Electrician. 2010.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Feb 5th, 2010 at 02:29:05 PM EST
My brother just spent a week in Orkney visiting his girlfriend.  Despite the bitter cold, he said it was one of the most beautiful places he'd ever been -- and he lives in Paros, one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.

He was fascinated by the neolithic Ring of Brodgar site.  Totally different time period, but your photo reminded me of that.

The march of civilizations is a series of defenses that man has put up against the dread of pure existence.

by marco on Sun Feb 7th, 2010 at 06:45:43 AM EST
Very beautiful indeed.  And incredibly magical: while Stonehenge is now so packaged that you can't approach the stones, you can just wander up to these, and touch them, lean on them, sit on them...

The Ring of Brodgar lies on a narrow spit between two lochs.  There's an amazing archaeological excavation going on, which you can visit if you go in the summer, of the surprisingly large and sophisticated wall and buildings that blocked the approach to the circle.

This photo was taken on 12 August: the night of the Perseid meteor shower.  We met a couple of guys there who were intending to watch them from the circle.  I was kicking myself for not thinking of that (the Perseids were why we'd timed our trip for that week), but we weren't equipped to stay in the open all night.  Because it was cold.  Even in August.

by Sassafras on Sun Feb 7th, 2010 at 06:13:25 PM EST
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They also have (or, more precisely, had) some of the most spectacular sweaters I have seen anywhere. You can get an idea from here (PDF), but they are far from the ones I got at that shop over 20 years ago. Handknit sweaters were already dying out back then, a casualty of improved working opportunities for women.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Feb 8th, 2010 at 03:17:58 AM EST
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There were some, not many, and those there were were a three figure sum.  Which is what an intricate hand-knitted sweater costs, even at a miserly hourly rate.
by Sassafras on Mon Feb 8th, 2010 at 04:04:11 PM EST
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Anything like this? (Bearing in mind that it has faded, and needs to be cleaned...)


by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Feb 8th, 2010 at 04:46:35 PM EST
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Oh, that's wonderful.

I don't remember seeing anything as good as that.  I think the current fashion is for fewer, more muted colours (probably easier and quicker to knit, too), but they don't show off the knitter's craft anywhere near so well.

by Sassafras on Mon Feb 8th, 2010 at 05:32:24 PM EST
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That's gorgeous!

Here's the New Mexico version of a Fair Isle vest.  I'm not sure what makes it Fair Isle rather than Orkney patterning.  But the colors here are definitely desert.

by ElaineinNM on Mon Feb 8th, 2010 at 06:38:04 PM EST
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That's beautiful. Is it yours?  :)

My mum used to be considered a good knitter (before the bifocals) of the complex cabling variety, but she wouldn't do Fair Isle.

Me...I can't keep an even tension for a single line, never mind choose how many stitches to the inch.

by Sassafras on Wed Feb 10th, 2010 at 06:43:52 PM EST
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Thanks, S.  It's a vest that I made for Andy.  Vest is actually done now!  

My Mum taught me to knit when I was about 5.  Hands are more agile then and can learn to do these things....  

I'm a fiberholic--have bags of fleeces ready to spin and dye, and boxes of yarns.  Eoghan the cat loves to knit too, but not in a helpful way ;-)
  Elaine

by ElaineinNM on Thu Feb 11th, 2010 at 10:38:01 AM EST
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