Photo of the Day May 2015

oblomow

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It's May on the International Dateline.


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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acearchie

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These months are catching up quickly aren't they! Almost half way through the year and I hadn't even noticed.

Another filmy one.

As always, comments appreciated!


Katherine
by acearchie, on Flickr
 

Hughmac

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Nice composition. Just need to lift the shadiws a bit to shiw more detail. That S3 really does deliver on the saturation diesnt it?
Most of these first shots haven't been edited so you can evaluate them as taken :)

PS, is your 'o' broken? :D

Cheers :)

Hugh
 

kenoh

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Most of these first shots haven't been edited so you can evaluate them as taken :)

PS, is your 'o' broken? :D

Cheers :)

Hugh
no, it isnt but I keep hitting the i instead of the o on my keyboard on the screen.

I have fat thumbs and a small screen.

I am not dyslexic, I can spell, I do work in IT so know how to work a computer BUT I cant type for toffee! :)
 

Doylem

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You're making me more and more tempted! I can't just pack up and go right at this moment though!

That pub looks incredible! How do they stay open and maintain a business! I can imagine the delivery driver gets pretty annoyed with it!
The Tan Hill Inn may be in the middle of nowhere, but it still spins a profit. It's right on the Pennine Way (a long-distance trail); to weary walkers it must look like a mirage! Farmers use it, and plenty of people go out of their way to visit the place (hoping, like me, to get snowed in!).

If you ever decide to write about life on the road, the ins and outs of the life style and your travels as a photographer please let us know. I'm certain that I'm not the only one who has thought of doing it and I would think many would have a keen interest in hearing about your experiences.
I am writing a book, but not about my travels. It's about our relationships with landscape (and, hopefully, not as pretentious as it sounds). I write a blog about my travels (I'll add the URL to my posts)... but mostly so my kids know where I am, so, when I fall off a mountain, they'll know where to search for the body... :p

Back in the Lake District for a few days. This is Crummockwater (the VW makes it into a saleable stock shot, I reckon)...

 

MacRy

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Mrs MacRy taking a breather and a vape after we did some gardening today. The back pain evident on her face :(


Fuji XE1 with Voigtlander Nokton 50mm 1.5

Not ideal shooting conditions in the bright midday sun and some of the highlights are blown, but I have to get some practice in with my new lens :)
 

someoldguy

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A couple of days back , I posted a picture of 'Cliffhanger Point". There was a vintage pic of the point that I got here:

http://www.njpalisades.org/deconstructingCliffhanger.html

The same site has this picture of the actress Pearl White in her car :



Hey! I know that place , but it sure has changed in the last 90+ years , wonder what Pearl would think of it now?
So , with the magic of Photoshop , and some time standing on some guy's nicely sodded lawn with my camera ... Pearl returns ...

 
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Puckman

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Pelican Cove

I am writing a book, but not about my travels. It's about our relationships with landscape (and, hopefully, not as pretentious as it sounds). I write a blog about my travels (I'll add the URL to my posts)... but mostly so my kids know where I am, so, when I fall off a mountain, they'll know where to search for the body... :p

Back in the Lake District for a few days. This is Crummockwater (the VW makes it into a saleable stock shot, I reckon)...

Image
You have a blog and you are just now telling us about it? I, for one, would love to read something like that. Please do share!

Mine for today. Pelican Cove again.

 

Apple fanboy

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Street photography can be tough in your neighbourhood then?

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You have a blog and you are just now telling us about it? I, for one, would love to read something like that. Please do share!

Mine for today. Pelican Cove again.

Image
Nice. Agree on the Doylem blog!
 

kenoh

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The Tan Hill Inn may be in the middle of nowhere, but it still spins a profit. It's right on the Pennine Way (a long-distance trail); to weary walkers it must look like a mirage! Farmers use it, and plenty of people go out of their way to visit the place (hoping, like me, to get snowed in!).



I am writing a book, but not about my travels. It's about our relationships with landscape (and, hopefully, not as pretentious as it sounds). I write a blog about my travels (I'll add the URL to my posts)... but mostly so my kids know where I am, so, when I fall off a mountain, they'll know where to search for the body... :p

Back in the Lake District for a few days. This is Crummockwater (the VW makes it into a saleable stock shot, I reckon)...

Image
Enjoying the blog, need to write more though.
 

Doylem

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Enjoying the blog, need to write more though.
Yes, it's more of a place-holder than a blog right now. But I'll be posting some bits from my book, especially about seeing and being attentive. It's not specifically about photography, but maybe relevant to getting into an appropriate state of mind before taking the camera out, and enjoying that state of 'flow', when photography (and generally being 'present') just seems natural and easy... not a chore...

Honister Pass...

 
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acearchie

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The Tan Hill Inn may be in the middle of nowhere, but it still spins a profit. It's right on the Pennine Way (a long-distance trail); to weary walkers it must look like a mirage! Farmers use it, and plenty of people go out of their way to visit the place (hoping, like me, to get snowed in!).


Back in the Lake District for a few days. This is Crummockwater (the VW makes it into a saleable stock shot, I reckon)...

Sounds like a place I will have to pay a visit someday!

Having just (potentially) sold my first image I hope that this can be a cash cow for you! Do you put all your shots up for sale?

Here's mine for the day. As always, comments appreciated!

Monflanquin Petrol by acearchie, on Flickr
 

Melizard

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Here is a photo of the New Years festival (Bisket Jatra) in Bhaktapur, Nepal, marking the year 2072 on the Nepal Calendar. There was a lot of music and chariots being carried through the streets for offerings. It's hard to look at photos I took during my trip since the earthquake, and I wonder how different these people's lives are now.


Nepal 2015 by Melissa.O.Anderson, on Flickr
 

Cheese&Apple

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Yes, it's more of a place-holder than a blog right now. But I'll be posting some bits from my book, especially about seeing and being attentive. It's not specifically about photography, but maybe relevant to getting into an appropriate state of mind before taking the camera out, and enjoying that state of 'flow', when photography (and generally being 'present') just seems natural and easy... not a chore...
Thanks for the link to your blog Doylem...an enjoyable read for sure. Your entries from last November when you first started out on the road were very much of interest to me.

Looking forward to future posts.

~ Peter
 

anotherscotsman

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A couple of days back , I posted a picture of 'Cliffhanger Point". There was a vintage pic of the point that I got here:

http://www.njpalisades.org/deconstructingCliffhanger.html

The same site has this picture of the actress Pearl White in her car :

Image

Hey! I know that place , but it sure has changed in the last 90+ years , wonder what Pearl would think of it now?
So , with the magic of Photoshop , and some time standing on some guy's nicely sodded lawn with my camera ... Pearl returns ...

Image

What a great idea for a photo project! Involves a bit of background research as well as the obvious photography and post skills. Keep it coming.
 
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