Photo of the Day December 2019

Hughmac

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Welcome to Photo of the Day. The POTD thread was started by iGary in May, 2006 and converted to a monthly thread in November 2007 by Arn. POTD is one of the most popular picture groups on MacRumors, often exceeding 500 posts and 20,000 views per month.

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I made a sequence of shots during a walk around the magnificent medieval Bodiam Castle in Sussex.
The light was fading to sunset, so here's the first, taken during golden hour...



Nikon Z 50, Tamron 16-300mm

Cheers :)

Hugh
 
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r.harris1

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Feb 20, 2012
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I do a lot of photography out at a local wildlife refuge called Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, which is pretty amazing from both a wildlife and landscape perspective (if you like prairies like I do). It's literally a 15 minute drive from our house near central Denver. When you drive or walk in and around this place though you get reminded of what it was (as if the name didn't already tell you): A chemical weapons plant and arsenal. Zowie, there's crazy and eerie stuff out there. I am somewhat obsessed with this abandoned pill-box-bunker-type thing that's standing out in the middle of nowhere. This image shows a corner of it, and behind and out of focus is the Denver skyline. So close to such a large population. We seem to love our weapons plants here. The other one was Rocky Flats, also very close to large populations and ground water and things, where they made nuclear triggers or some such. Both of these places were Superfund sites and both are now wildlife refuges. Go figure :) .

We do the craziest things by Ray Harrison, on Flickr
 

Mark0

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Sep 11, 2014
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Loch Trool and the Stars, SW Scotland.

Shot Info: Fuji X-T3 with Samyang 12mm f2 NCS lens and Godox TT350F flash.

Sky: 8 frames all at 20s / f2 / ISO 1600, stacked and aligned.

Foreground: 20s / f2 / ISO 1600 with flash set to Manual 1/4 with diffuser attached and fired above head height, to provide some foreground illumination.

Foreground and Sky combined and blended in Photoshop.

Glentrool Stars small PL.png
 

tizeye

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The Sower, 1911 (this cast 1962), Albin Polsek
On the grounds of the Albin Polsek Museum along with other of his sculptures. (Sorry ladies, didn't post the front view, also anatomically correct as may push forum rules despite obviously displayed in public setting.)
The photo yesterday of the monkey was inside the gallery but was a temporary display by other artist with the theme "whimsical".
Albin Polasek - 2500px-1.jpg
 

mollyc

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The Sower, 1911 (this cast 1962), Albin Polsek
On the grounds of the Albin Polsek Museum along with other of his sculptures. (Sorry ladies, didn't post the front view, also anatomically correct as may push forum rules despite obviously displayed in public setting.)
The photo yesterday of the monkey was inside the gallery but was a temporary display by other artist with the theme "whimsical".
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Trust me when I say I don't really want to see the front of this statue (especially at this angle 😂) but that's an interesting point about NSFW vs public art here. Definitely better safe than sorry but I feel like that's kind of a gray area.
 
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tizeye

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Trust me when I say I don't really want to see the front of this statue (especially at this angle 😂) but that's an interesting point about NSFW vs public art here. Definitely better safe than sorry but I feel like that's kind of a gray area.
What I like about this is the lighting with the angle of the sun separating the shape from the background and highlighting the detail vs the shadows. The front is in shadows...but you can guess the only part that is lit by the sun. I chose the close up angle for the detail and framed to show both hands, I did have a setback full podium shot for both front and rear but composition was an issue only showing one hand.