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CollardGreens PRO 10:15pm, 5 January 2007
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Sometimes "oops" is what you say when you make a mistake - other times it is when you make a discovery - today "oops" means " CalibrationIntact "
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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
satrina* Posted 12 years ago. Edited by satrina* (member) 12 years ago
:D

Welcome!

Satrina: av meg
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
farm1.static.flickr.com/155/342761803_3f4c5c8dfb.jpg

OK here we try again - perhaps I've been blinded by the champagne! I don't reall see the command link to upload or link a photo so...I tried this!
Jonathan Riverwalker 12 years ago
i like the photo if it ever gets here LOL
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
Good Start - 2007 !
01JAN07 - CollardGreens

Trying again...anyway this is the first photo of the new year. Champagne and a quiet evening at a friend's apt. OK - the preview works so here we go.
Jonathan Riverwalker 12 years ago
hooray! great way to start the year!
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
Forgot to water - 2JAN

02 JAN 07: Damn - forgot to water the plants !
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
Plein Lune - rue Cler - 3JAN
03 JAN 07 - CollardGreens

Full moon over rue Cler - Paris
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
Out of Perspective - 4JAN
04 JAN 07 - CollardGreens

All out of perspective
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
Rasta Plant - Office - 5JAN
05 JAN 07 - CollardGreens

Had him since he was a rastette
Samrag 12 years ago
Hi CollardGreens and welcome to the group.
This is a fantastic photo!!

Not my place to say - but I know they and specially the Guru, would like us, the simple servents, to write the day each photo is taken, and of course only post one photo for each day.

Look forward to seeing more.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
leroyer 12 years ago
Wow, twice in a row :
Our beloved true believers are easing the admin's job buy notifying the rules to the bad trespassers ! Thanks a lot guys.
So, yeah, you know how things are... there always must be some annoying rules to fuck up your day...
So please, add the date the photo was taken, on every message.
Thanks.
:)

[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
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Romain S. Donadio 12 years ago
Yo! Ted,
You can always modifiy your messages by hitting the edit link found below each messages. Useful to add the date to your pictures.
Have a good time in Algier.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
hope to see more... so far, so good!

~ sunshinecity
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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
OK - fair enough - rules is rules...édité et mes excuses très sincères -
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
06JAN07-Collardgreens
06JAN07 - CollardGreens

Dateline Cheraga, Algeria. Why is it everytime I try to fly the wires get in the way??
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
07JAN07-CollardGreens
07JAN07 - CollardGreens

Port - Old Algiers: The never ending passage
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
08JAN07-CollardGreens
08JAN07 - CollardGreens

Cheraga "Hilton" My lovley alarm clocks ! One goes off at sunrise, the others just go off!
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
09JAN07-CollardGreens
09JAN07 - CollardGreens

Came into the office this morning after late arrival in Paris...time just seems to be standing still - think I'll go home and take a nap !
ILIGHT 12 years ago
Standing Still. Time has a funny way of doing that in offices. I think there is a funny formula to that in some physics textbooks Quick. Question: do they have collard greens in France?

Good idea on the nap! I think I may take one, too.
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
Nope sorry - and I have been looking believe me ! On the subject of naps - I usually take one at the office anyway ! If you find collards here let me know..
Samrag 12 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

Like looking at your photos - they are really nice.... Would love a bit more backstory though ;-)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
10JAN07-CollardGreens
10JAN07 - CollardGreens

Ain't no sunshine when shes gone...

Background...ok I'll get a little braver ! Here we have my pride and joy(s) . Balcony geraniums..this year I went with white to match the restaurant's (below) decor. Usually I use red (what else ?). Temps in Paris today were near 15C and only a light rain - so this is what happens. Everyone asks what makes them continue to grow so long - my answer: all the bullshit from the restaurant below !!

Ain't no sunshine...well this year my wife was in Boston with a broken son (bike accident) during the holidays. I relied on the kindness of friends for places to party and celebrate - lots of fun but in the end...I like the company of my wife. SO...she is coming home tomorrow morning (son is mobile now) and the flowers are blooming. The real treat would be to have the sunshine return to Paris in her honor !

Thanks -
hervcha Posted 12 years ago. Edited by hervcha (member) 12 years ago
Beautiful story. I hope that the weather will be nice in Paris for the arrival of your wife and son. (The weather is as hot as in Genoa or Algiers). By the way you go to Algiers for work? in oil company?

hervcha - It's a long way to … 31st dicembre 2007

If u can put your link in your comment, so it's easier to find you.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
hope your wife's return is filled with lots of sunshine!!

beautiful flower shot!


~ sunshinecity, a picture, a story
hervcha Posted 12 years ago. Edited by hervcha (member) 12 years ago
Hi
I like your photo on the champagne stopper and that of the full moon. When I was in Paris I also lived above a restaurant and there was the odor in the staircase and the noise until the evening late.


hervcha - It's a long way to … 31st dicembre 2007
aback account [deleted] 12 years ago
beautiful image, beautiful sentiment
yay for homecomings.
Samrag 12 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

ssooo... the former helicopter medic... grows flowers on his balcony. ;)

Real nice shot - my grandad was a gardener, full time, hobby, throughout every fiber of his body..... Respected one at that. You would have loved to see his garden... I'm scanning in films from my parents ... might be some photos later this year ... will try to remember to show you.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
Flowers not flares for this "91A10 Helo" anymore!
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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
11JAN07-CollardGreens
11JAN07-CollardGreens

@LBT - Hi back - Lazzzy is good!

She is back and we are cooking again ! Here we have the "pre-pate wok boil on halogen" chaud !
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
12JAN07-CollardGreens
12JAN07 - CollardGreens

Keeping to the Kez theme of blue skies - we had some of our own this afternoon - I am afraid it was only this afternoon before we got dressed so LBT lazy comment holds a theme as well !
sunshinecity 12 years ago
... what a beautiful sky!!!
Where do you live?? You day afternoon... it's only 2pm here now in Italy!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
oddityinabox PRO 12 years ago
How BLUE is that sky! Awesome!
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
Just opened the window and there it was...in all it's glory ! Paris - never know what you are going to find behind that window ! Taking a RTT day to play...RTT = in FR we have a certain work week time - this is a day to compensate when you work more than the allowed time...good stuff in FR !
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 12 years ago
Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When youre in love, my how they fly

Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

Thank you, Mr. Berlin!
hervcha Posted 12 years ago. Edited by hervcha (member) 12 years ago
Beautiful day also here, in Genoa.

ooops
hervcha - It's a long way to … 31st dicembre 2007
BellaGaia PRO 12 years ago
I really do enjoy your photos -- keep up the good work.... hmmm, i gotta go to your stream now and select some favorites :-)

BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
13JAN07-CollardGreens
13JAN07 - Blois, France

Today we took a little ride to the south of Paris to a little town on the Loire river. Skies really grey and drizzle rain. First days of the offical 2x per year sales at all stores. Everyone was out and packed into the stores - we found this little side street with a gentleman who had enough of the clammor...on his way home to peace and quiet. This is the stuff France is made of.
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 12 years ago
Nice work!
Samrag 12 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

That is a nice shot. So alone somehow... the last man on earth...

hhhmmm

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
hervcha 12 years ago
Hi
Beautiful BW shot. The old medieval street and this old men. I'll fave it on your stream.
In Blois there is also a beautiful rinascimental castle, with beautiful stairs, where was murderer the Duc de Guise.

hervcha - It's a long way to … 31st dicembre 2007
durhamyankee 12 years ago
What a wonderfully tonal shot. Captures much of my idea of France.

DWM's return to the everyday
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
14JAN07-CollardGreens
14JAN07 - Paris

Yesterday the heavens were like lead and sending extra small drops of rain. Today the wind blew all that out and we went for a walk in the Champs de Mars. The sun extra low in the afternoon sky blanched most of the skyline but if you looked up...another story altogether !

Here we have one of the many trees trimmed in a special way to make them almost square on the top. Standing at the base and looking up the sky becomes clear and the branches give a sort of hairy appearence. What do you think??
sunshinecity 12 years ago
this is a stunning pic!!
Congrats!

I'd give it the blue star, if I were Samrag!
= P

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
hervcha 12 years ago
Champ de Mars…Umhh not the usual Tour.
Wow beautiful blue sky !! great the branches against the light.

hervcha - It's a long way to … 31st dicembre 2007
PutYourFlareOn PRO 12 years ago
Today was exceptional, wasn't it? I hope it stays like this through spring. These trees are very strange to me. I think it's the way they trim them sqaure and in the winter time they make me think of Baobab trees from The Little Prince. I used to dream about those trees growing up... funny that I live in country that has them all over the place.

I think they do look hairy, too.

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Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
sotonrich 12 years ago
A stunning picture....that intricate network of branches....it's like a net trying to capture the sky......Wonderful.....This is going to be a fave!

Breathed Upon
sarahwoo 12 years ago
Finally catching up....I love these last two shots. Great captures, they really say something to me. (And even more, after reading the context...) The blue sky was stunning yesterday, wasn't it?

Sarah
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
Blue Star !! Thanks


We took some of the usual tour but this one presented a better result


Exceptional, blue and hairy day !!


many thanks for the visit


Every picture is indeed 1000 words but time and space prevent - thanks for your visit
sunshinecity 12 years ago
you're welcome, prego, de rien...

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
15JAN07-CollardGreens
15JAN07 - CollardGreens

Got home late tonight - good dinner, new recipe. This a street light looking through our salon lace at us...or are we looking through the lace at the street light?

All in your point of view.
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 12 years ago
Hmmm...green apples??? Does someone have Macintoshes on the brain...? ;)

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aback account [deleted] 12 years ago
quite so
*claps
sarahwoo 12 years ago
ooohh... i really like this. Really cool idea.

sarah
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
Just looked up and there it was - I was trying to get a good shot at something else and voila the light caught in my glasses...turn, shoot, post !
hervcha Posted 12 years ago. Edited by hervcha (member) 12 years ago
Good eye and good reflex = nice shot.
Bravo

hervcha - It's a long way to … 31st dicembre 2007
satrina* 12 years ago
I like your shots very much, specially the one of the lonely man in the street, really a great shot.

Satrina: av meg
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
@ Hervcha: Thanks but in my case - bad eyes (corrective glasses) and good luck !

@ Satrina: I appreciate the encouragement - the lonely man was another in the "corner of my eye" series where his movement caught my attention.
BellaGaia PRO 12 years ago
you have such a beautiful eye.... :-)
hervcha Posted 12 years ago. Edited by hervcha (member) 12 years ago
Ahahahah
For good eye I mean the capacity to notice something.
hervcha - It's a long way to … 31st dicembre 2007
aback account [deleted] 12 years ago
great eye you have...agree about the lonely man shot...lovely. the colors in general are wonderful.

blow/up diary
sunshinecity 12 years ago
very interesting shot!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
The Clown in Me
16JAN07 - CollardGreens

The clown in me was a little pensive today, reflecting on nothing in particular. Sometimes I like to be a little quiet - not too quiet mind you - only quiet enough to hear myself think. The voices were kind today...
Samrag 12 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

HEY!!! I decided to give the 14th my blue star... and what do I see ... you suggesting it... now everyone will think I just do as you say ;)

14th of Jan... fantastic photo. Such rich and nice colors... with this extraordinary tree STAR without a doubt Star
- 15th... I like the mac reference to that one!
- 16th... If the voices in my head get down to only three - that is a quiet day for me ;) - Nice shot

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
BLUE STAR !! The voices are in celebration !!
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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
very beautiful "platane" (14th tree)
keep it up
(i am not a clown fan)
:-)

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
hervcha 12 years ago
Is it noisy?? I mean your "myself think"


hervcha - It's a long way to … 31st dicembre 2007
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 12 years ago
Where is this!?? Great capture!!
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
@LBT - do clowns need fanning?
@Hervcha - oh yeah its noisey - tinitis is a bitch!
@Frère J - small clown from Marseille...lives above our dreams
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
17JAN07 - CollardGreens
17JAN07 - CollardGreens

I call this one: "Waiting for someone to cross"

The wet tonight caught the light from the boulangerie just at the cross walk. I waited the longest time for someone with an umbrella to cross at the right place...nada! SO - it occured to me that the intersection was also waiting. Anyway - that is what the voices said.

Tonight not so pensive - in fact just the opposite...not thinking - just doing. Sometimes you must.

OH - by the way...does anyone know who is the chap pictured on the back of the crosswalk light??
satrina* 12 years ago
I love the way wet streets look and there is really waiting going on there

And I'll take your example and do more instead of just thinking
BellaGaia PRO 12 years ago
looks to me like you've got great contrast here -- at first i thought it was a wall, it took a second or two for me to process. you have very imaginative shots with nice deep saturation...

BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
Sandra.Pi 12 years ago
love the smell of the streets after the rain, your picture reminds me of it :)

Sandrapi
alina_gerika 12 years ago
you last photo has amazing color) love it

Gerika's daily photo diary
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
Paris is really the "City of Lights" and lives up to it's name. I find it also presents contrasts and colors not only in light wavelength but in the fabric of the people here. Every walk of life can be found if you open your ears and eyes. I love it here and am never going back...

Thanks to all for the visit...and the comments.
James KEZMAN Photo PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by James KEZMAN Photo (member) 12 years ago
Romain knows the name of that artist -- he has stuck himself all over Paris...


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sunshinecity Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sunshinecity (member) 12 years ago
oh but you do... no point in denying it!!!
; )

wow, I just love that last shot!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
hervcha 12 years ago
Nice wet streets shot and strange thoughts: you were both waiting for…Godot, maybe.
I agree about "La Ville Lumière"

hervcha - It's a long way to & 31st dicembre 2007
aback account [deleted] 12 years ago
Hehe, I missed a lot of things when living in Korea and could buy stuff only on the local markets or with the Americans.
And it's the same here in Hungary. Hungarian stuff and TESCO ;)
But in the next few weeks I'll go to Germany for a short while and I will have a blast :P

I need to check your pics another day. We are having a very slow line today. Maybe due to the storm :/

NicoleB
CollardGreens PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 12 years ago
18JAN07 - CollardGreens
18JAN07 - CollardGreens

Earlier I was sure my photo of the day was All My Crap but then I took a set from the bedroom window...the set from the window won. This photo untouched.

During daylight hours the wind blew like crazy and the clouds hung low and steely grey. When night came early the street lights played a ghostly game. I'm scared...
BellaGaia PRO 12 years ago
is it a face? i never saw jesus in the grilled cheese either, even when i squinted. in any event, i understand why iu chose that over the contents -- you can always reshoot that -- by the way -- your stuff is so macho -- black leather etc.... today's shot is ghostly --- BOOOO


" BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia) "
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
@ BellaGaia - thanks for the visit! Leather stuff functional really...I travel so much that the traditional materials wear out too fast. Me macho?? Lover yes - macho no...

I do - I do now see the face !! Damn - scarier yet !
ebilflindas 12 years ago
I don't know you guys, I think I see two!
(Cool shot, btw!)
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
CollardGreens PRO 12 years ago
Yikes !
satrina* 12 years ago
It looks a little bit scary but I like it, specially the way the light acts on the building

Satrina: av meg
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
19JAN07 - CollardGreens
19JAN07 - CollardGreens

OK - I looked at the FAQ for the site and M. Guru says we can attack the photo with post processing as long as it applies to what happened to us that day...so here goes.

Today's lesson: Spin Selling (aka - if you can't blind them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit)

So Blinded or Baffled - here we go. In the evening my wife and I were enjoying a helping of Moules & Frites at a Trappist hangout when the bewitching hour approached. Realizing I had no photo for the diary - I grabbed her camera phone and took a picture of the plate of moules...this morning when going to post - the photo did not exist on the phone. Damn - store ?? I guess the YES answer was too obvious so here we are with a photo that I did take on the 19th...albiet heavily altered (to protect the innocent).

Spin selling - we try to turn lemons to lemonaide, shit to shinole, take a subject (product) and sell it's advantages and hide the faults. We all do it - aware or unaware - spin the situation to our best advantage.

So - I submit, for your approval, the photo above. Co-workers after a yoga session. I would say that normal perspective was taken to a higher plane. Bring out the sphere effect and posterize a bit and voila: Today's photo spinsold.

Moral of the story: Save when asked to and spin when you don't !!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
You've got me sold!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Thank yew - invoice in the mail !
satrina* 11 years ago
Give me two please!

Satrina: av meg
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
20JAN07-CollardGreens
20JAN07 - CollardGreens

Gothic Rainy Saturday - Senlis, France

Yesterday we went again for a Saturday shoot in a small town just north of Paris. Out of the car - grab a sandwich from the local bakery - look for a place to sit and watch. We discovered this rather gothic and rather worn church - some of the windows and wooden support structures had long since found other places to live - in short the place needs some attention.

A comment was made that the only thing holding it up was the bio growth. Not long said, the heavens opened up and tried to drown us. Got off only a couple of shots before the real rain dropped.

Cameras away and umbrella covered dash back to dry transportation - we ate the sandwiches in a parking lot and sloshed our way back to a warm apartment and hot chocolat!

Our short saturday adventure...
satrina* 11 years ago
I love these kind of places, it's a shame rain came soon and you couldn't get more shots.

And the first thing that caught my mind were the walls covered with plants.

Satrina: av meg
sunshinecity 11 years ago
wow, talk about psychedelic!

the gothic church is very cool too!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Samrag 11 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

You always have such interesting photos - I regret not being able to spend more time here and comment every day. (some of us have to work Sunshinecity!!!)

Love specially the Face Photo on the 18th... and yeh... I can clearly see the face.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Always glad to have you stop by! funny part about the 14th face - I didn't see it until brought it up. I showed a print to people at the office and they saw it right away as well. Really spooky night.

The rain really put a damper on things yesterday - but today it was nice and bright. Will post something a bit later. We will go back to this little village soon - very nice and everyone friendly.

Thank you - but the effect really did it all, I only had to approve and post.

Thanks to everyone who stops by - even if you don't have time to post, I appreciate the visit.
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
maybe I should go and visit Senlis
is that direct from gare de l'Est ?
is it a horny kind of place ?
(oops)

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
I am enjoying your photos alot.
( A Gypsy Outdoors)
hervcha 11 years ago
Nice pics as usual
About 19th - it's ok for me.

hervcha - It's a long way to & 31st dicembre 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
21JAN07 - CollardGreens
21JAN07 - CollardGreens

They play every Sunday morning at the market on rue Cler (M École Militaire). Both are extremely talented and usually draw a crowd. Earlier they were in bright sunlight - I dashed back to the apartment to get my camera and upon my return they were shaded (drat). Anyway there are more photos of these two. I like them.

Today my wife and I took a Sunday Stroll with cameras in tow - nice bright colors and interesting subjects around. Naps in the afternoon rounded out a perfect Sunday.

I am off to old Cairo tomorrow - for the week. May be a few days before next post as sometimes the internet connection is unreliable - we will see.
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