Photo of the day: December 2013

MacRy

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It's December on the International Dateline

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I'll kick it all off with a picture of this fella who I stumbled across yesterday at the British Motorcycle Show in Birmingham. I wasn't expecting to see him there so it was a total surprise.

Not the greatest picture in the world but regardless......here is HRH Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge:



He's a big bike nut like me and rides a Ducati.
 

MacRy

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A pint, yesterday, in a pub - Old Friends - in Ulverston. 'Old Friends' sounds like it ought to be a popular name for a pub... but it isn't.[/URL]

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I'm not surprised it's not a popular pub what with all the ghost customers trying to pinch your pint!
 

Parkin Pig

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here is HRH Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge:
At the KTM stand - was he eyeing up the new 1290 'Beast'?

My pic for the day - I should really get out with my new camera, but took advantage of the good weather yesterday and spent the day on my own 'beast' (Triumph Tiger 800).
So, back to the archives, and one more from the Shoreham Air Show. I'll have to stop posting these lest I get accused of advertising margarine.


WingWalk016 by Parkin Pig, on Flickr
 

Cheese&Apple

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Red-tailed Hawk



For me it's always exciting to see one of these guys come down out of the trees. I think he had his eyes on a squirrel that was eating nuts close to my feet.
 

MacRy

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At the KTM stand - was he eyeing up the new 1290 'Beast'?

My pic for the day - I should really get out with my new camera, but took advantage of the good weather yesterday and spent the day on my own 'beast' (Triumph Tiger 800).
I don't think it was the KTM stand actually, I just happened to get it in the background. He had a sit on a couple of Ducati's and Triumphs apparently. He's a Ducati rider himself.

Those Tiger 800’s are great bikes! I had one as a loaner when my Street Triple was in for service once. I loved it. Tried the XC version too and liked that even more.
 

Designer Dale

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Red-tailed Hawk



For me it's always exciting to see one of these guys come down out of the trees. I think he had his eyes on a squirrel that was eating nuts close to my feet.
Great shot. The big trick in wildlife photography is to break past the portrait stage and capture a higher level of intrigue in the subject. You managed to do that quite well.

Old rusted out Ford

_DSC0041.jpg by dspector32, on Flickr
I like. I know model car builders who will agonize for months trying to get a nice new kit to look like this. The grill has a nice touch of personality to it. What I said about wildlife applies to junk cars, too.

Concluding the Newport Beach thread, and going into the surreal for this last one.


IMG_0600 by Puckman2012, on Flickr

Starting tomorrow, we'll be headed in a totally different direction than sunsets.
Beautiful, serene and resting. May I use this to replace my desktop?

Dale
 

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Great shot. The big trick in wildlife photography is to break past the portrait stage and capture a higher level of intrigue in the subject. You managed to do that quite well.



I like. I know model car builders who will agonize for months trying to get a nice new kit to look like this. The grill has a nice touch of personality to it. What I said about wildlife applies to junk cars, too.



Beautiful, serene and resting. May I use this to replace my desktop?

Dale
By all means.

Although it's my least favorite of the bunch from a technical aspect. Not having an ND filter caused the sky to severely overblow. Which I compensated best I could in LR, hence the weird color tones. Which I then ended up tweaking by using a different WB.

The funny thing is that everyone perceives photos (or art in general) so differently. You see serene and resting. Whenever I look at this one, I keep thinking that weird color and the big white overblown halo in the sky look like a nuclear explosion or similar radioactive catastrophe gone off in the distance.
 

Designer Dale

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By all means.

Although it's my least favorite of the bunch from a technical aspect. Not having an ND filter caused the sky to severely overblow. Which I compensated best I could in LR, hence the weird color tones. Which I then ended up tweaking by using a different WB.

The funny thing is that everyone perceives photos (or art in general) so differently. You see serene and resting. Whenever I look at this one, I keep thinking that weird color and the big white overblown halo in the sky look like a nuclear explosion or similar radioactive catastrophe gone off in the distance.
I'm currently working through a series of cataract surgeries and when I get my full vision back I hope to be equally picky...:cool:

EDIT: Didn't notice the guy on the rocks until I loaded it as my desktop. I'll keep it anyway...

Dale
 

Cheese&Apple

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Nice capture. I hope you warned the squirrel!
Thanks AFB and no animals were harmed in the making of this shot. :)

Great shot. The big trick in wildlife photography is to break past the portrait stage and capture a higher level of intrigue in the subject. You managed to do that quite well.

Dale
Thanks. It is a challenge getting beyond that portrait style of wildlife images.

All the best wishes with your cataract surgeries Dale.

~ Peter
 

appie57

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I use live radio broadcasts in the local theatre as a free practising ground for "difficult" shots. It's challenging :) This is an anchorwoman in action.


D800|85mm|ISO 1600|f/1.8|1/250s|
 

rymack

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One of my favourite shots of Stonehenge from mine and my wife's recent honeymoon in England and Scotland this past October. It may be a little cooked, but it captures my feeling and perception of the place. C&C welcome!

 

castles00

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Thanks for the positive feedback on the last pic. I didn't want to center the subject, but I ran into some blurring issues on the left side if I cropped any further. The water was a little choppy :).

Here is one from the fall, before the cold made its way into Chicago. This is Montrose Harbor (for anyone familiar with the city).

 

epb87

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Thanks for the positive feedback on the last pic. I didn't want to center the subject, but I ran into some blurring issues on the left side if I cropped any further. The water was a little choppy :).

Here is one from the fall, before the cold made its way into Chicago. This is Montrose Harbor (for anyone familiar with the city).

Looks very familiar to me - I run the lakefront path quite frequently.

Now for my own...

Caught a nice shot of some green star polyp at SeaWorld last weekend. C&C welcome - thanks!