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Яick Harris says:

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sunshinecity says:

Welcome!!
The fun thing about this group is having a whole bunch of "make no sense"s!!!

Look forward to your entries!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Яick Harris says:

01-10-2007

Diary Entry

E-String
My kids buy me guitar strings for Christmases and birthdays. I have wonderful children.
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

who knew guitar strings were so pretty
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BellaGaia says:

yes, this is a lovely perspective -- welcome to the group -- looking forward to more!
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Яick Harris says:

Thanks!
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Яick Harris says:

01-11-2007

Cody

Cody
He has small pug syndrome.
Phrase of the day: "Pathologically libidinous"
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

awww! his face is all *squashy*
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Яick Harris says:

Fear his squashy, devilish charm.
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ILIGHT says:

Great looking 'bodyguard' you have there!
~images& words: 2007
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sunshinecity says:

.. I ws gonna say the same thing., about the guitar strings!! LOL

... aww, the dog looks who I feel sometimes!! LOL

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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drab chicken [deleted] says:

great minds, yeah sunshine?
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Яick Harris says:

He's got small dog syndrome, think Joe Pesci in Goodfellas.
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mbauhs says:

I love the guitar string pic!

-mbauhs

A Douse of Bauhs

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Яick Harris says:

Thanks!
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Яick Harris says:

01-012-2007

Desk

My Private Cubic-o
This was the highlight of my day. Four images, stitched together.
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Francisco.©. says:

Waoooou ;) table so clean and so big !! i want one like this too ;)
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YoannLeGoff says:

Amazing view, ...
fish-eye's powered ?
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Яick Harris says:

Well -- it only appears big. It's a little cramped.

It was autostitched from 4 pictures.
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humorous cats [deleted] says:

i like the littlie piggie all by himself.


blow/up diary

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Яick Harris says:

01-13-2007

Field Phallus

Field Phallus
I took a trip around the Oak Ridge Moraine. It's a hilly area that extends about 70 miles around Toronto. It's the only geographic diversity we have (excluding Niagara Falls).
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msspider66 says:

beautiful!


[Ms Spider66]
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sunshinecity says:

... definitely!

lmao@ "small dog syndrome think joe pesci!"

great shot of the field...
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Яick Harris says:

Thank-you!
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Яick Harris says:

01-14-2007

Whitby Minor Hockey

Minor Hockey

The highlight of my Sunday, watching my son's hockey practice.
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BellaGaia says:

joe pesci in good fellas -- LOL, that's a good one!

BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
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sunshinecity says:

are they cheering or it that strategic tech talk??

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Яick Harris says:



It's a scrum. It's really the only time they give 100% of their attention.
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

'scrum' ...dunno why but i hear that word and wrinkle my nose
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Яick Harris says:

It sounds profane (or possibly an unsightly part of the male anatomy).
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sunshinecity says:

uhh.... you confusing that with scrotum??

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Яick Harris says:

scrum == an abbreviated scrotum (very painful condition)
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

omg
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Яick Harris says:

01-15-2005

favourite

Favorite Tags
No photos. A screen cap of an application I wrote to gather and present tags associated with your flickr favorites. Not quite ready for prime time. Still has some bugs (e.g., the Germany tags are over-represented).
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

how is the favorite tag determined?
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

the bigest, the best !

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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Яick Harris says:

@glory: it counts all the tags attached to my favorites. Those tags that appear more frequently are shown in a larger font. Something like this:

flickr.com/photos/tags/
or
del.icio.us/tag/

The link searches my favorites for that tag. I have way too much time on my hands.
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Яick Harris says:

01-16-2007

Playground 1

Playground
Went out and snapped some pictures at lunch. Very cold day today. Yesterday there was an inch of ice encasing my van. Brrrr.
The coldest winters I have ever experienced were in Atlantic Canada. A pervasive, deep chill made you want to lay down and sleep for the remainder of the winter. It was a paradise in the spring, summer and fall.
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sunshinecity says:

too much time or too much IQ lol

love the playground shot! such pretty shadows the trees cast!!
~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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lramiro520 says:

lovely photo. for me, it stirs up a sense of longing for a real winter. we're finally starting to get one in the part of new york that i live in...

The Other Side Of The Fence
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Яick Harris says:


Thanks ~ we finally got a serious dose of winter weather yesterday. We're just outside Toronto.


Too much time, believe me. Thanks for the kind words.
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dda1605 says:

Fantastic shot.......


(Didier 2007 )
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Thank you very much.
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

wow beautiful pic !
did you play with the sky ?
uh ?

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
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eelend says:

wow
that's a wonderful pic
i like it very much
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Яick Harris says:

Thanks -- I altered the sky a little. I used HDR to increase the detail and to lessen the effects of the sun (blown-out details).
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Яick Harris says:

01-17-2007
another fucking screen cap

I took a bunch of crap pictures today; I liked this best.
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MarySesami says:

LOL! That is funny!

MarySesami's 2007
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

haha. i feel ya.
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Яick Harris says:

Thanks for the sympathetic ear. If you're ever in need of liquoring up, just call me!
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sunshinecity says:

ahhaha, you crack me up! I'd do ya just for that!! ; )

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Яick Harris says:

01-18-2007

Queen Clarabelle

Queen Clara

Technically not photographed today -- post-processed today. We have three pugs. I love them to bits.
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sunshinecity says:

they will never cease to make me smile!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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lramiro520 says:

i love pugs!. there used to be one that visited my parent's house when i was younger. we never figured out who owner her, she would just appear in our window, looking for some attention. she used to try and eat my dog's food, but i don't think the pug was used to eating hard food because the bits would always fall through her teeth.

The Other Side Of The Fence
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Яick Harris says:

Technically I love my kids more. I will have pictures of them to post as well. Just to make it clear, I love my kids more than my pugs.
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Яick Harris says:

@Iramiro520:
Pugs love food -- that is their sole reason for living. I'm not surprised she would come around looking for food!
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MarySesami says:

Queen Clara, she does look like a queen the way she is sitting there. So cute :)

MarySesami's 2007
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

i might be a pug
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dda1605 says:

Clara is a real queen. Great picture..........

(Didier 2007 )
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sunshinecity says:

lol that just made me think... I once saw a pic of a bulldog with a tiara and a tutu on... it was so cute!!

~ sunshinecity,
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Яick Harris says:

01-19-2007

Vase

Vase
Took this while defrosting dinner last night. Who knows when a creative urge will strike.
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

what wishes did the genie grant you?
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Яick Harris says:

I'll never say.
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

secretive. tsk
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Sexy Swedish Babe says:

I wish I was able of striking a Clara pose.

*admires the colors in your diary
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lramiro520 says:

oooo...wonderful colors. glad to see you're productive while waiting for dinner...me, on the other hand, am one of those braindead people who sits in front of the stove, waiting for the water to boil...

The Other Side Of The Fence
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Яick Harris says:

Thank-you!

(I like my colors super-saturated)
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sunshinecity says:

wow, what great colours indeed!!
Pretty blue bottle...

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Яick Harris says:

01-20-2007

Iron Man 13

Best Not Ask
For a project on Utata. Having a great weekend. Visited with the neighbours. Had some laughs. Watched my son's hockey game.
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dda1605 says:

great composition

(Didier 2007 )
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Яick Harris says:

Thank-you Didier.
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Sexy Swedish Babe says:

this reminds me of an Outkast lyric that sometimes get stuck on my mind .. how does it go again ... roses really smell like poo-poo
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Sexy Swedish Babe says:

PS! a very catchy song and a very catchy picture
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Яick Harris says:

01-21-2007

Burleigh Falls Ontario

L'hiver...C'est mon pays

-26° celcius, 8:30 this morning. I believe it's called freezing fog. I went through 2 sets of batteries and froze my nuts off. Winter ... it's my country.
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lramiro520 says:

Beeeeautiful winter photo! Love the fog and the morning light hitting the snow.

The Other Side Of The Fence
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Яick Harris says:


Thank-you. Unbelievably cold this morning!
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Яick Harris says:

*runs off to look up the catchy Outkast song.
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Sandra.Pi says:

your pugs are beautifull!! so are your pictures!!

Sandrapi
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Яick Harris says:


(my pugs thank you) and I thank-you!
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Oleg Gubar says:

Hi!
I`m very impressed by your photos (Some "Vase", "Field Phallus" and other)!!! Superior and smoth colors! Similar color happens only at a film! What programm do you use for creation such colors and saturation?

Thank you in advance,
Greetings from Ukraine!!!
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incredible cave [deleted] says:

Really nice shot!
We have the warmest winter since years here, but as i can see, it's not the same everywhere!
Missty
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

so sorry to hear about your nuts. tsk
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Яick Harris says:

Thanks Oleg -- I saturate my images using photoshop. I also photomatix to combine multiple images (HDR).

I had my my camera set to Vivid for the field picture. Otherwise there was no extra saturation added.

The Vase shot was a combination of three exposures. I combined three images in Photomatix (www.hdrsoft.com). Each image had different exposure values (-1 0 +1). I brought the combined images into photoshop, altered the saturation. And changed the curves (altering the lightest areas and the darkest areas). The colors were achieved using Photomatix.

Thanks for the kind words.
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Яick Harris says:

<--- Canada's Next Top Castrado

(thanks for the sympathy glory)
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Яick Harris says:

Thank-you Missty.
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Blandine Géneau says:

Thanks for the Fav!
Your desk is much better arranged than mine!! :o)


dcommediary
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Яick Harris says:

I love your sketches. Really well done.
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sunshinecity says:

wow, that's what I call damn effing cold!!! Great scenery!

Love the toilet composition!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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Яick Harris says:

01-22-2007

IMG_1956_1

My daughter, Brianna
My son, Martin
They're great kids. Each their own person. She's scholarly -- he's built for hockey and sports. I love them both.

(edited to add:
Watched Office Space before going to bed last night, my favourite quote: "I told those fudge-packers I like Michael Bolton" -- I love that movie!)
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

hm, nice people
great children
but !
would you please remember that the rule here
is ONE pic a day !?
right ?
thanks !
keep on posting
:-)



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drab chicken [deleted] says:

LBT, i pictured you saying that whilst slapping your palm with a ruler.
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Яick Harris says:

(technically it is one photograph -- think of it as a mosaic).

@gd: I like that image very much -- misbehaves in class
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mbauhs says:

You've got some amazing photos here. The colors are fantastic!! What are you doing to those photos in post processing? HDR? Saturation?
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Яick Harris says:

Thank you. I tend to (over?) use the vivid setting on my camera. I use HDR in a limited sense (Queen Clara and my Playground shots are HDR). I try to avoid that over-saturated unreal look that is associated with HDR.

The Vase shot was made up of two exposures. 0 and -1 exposure values. I blended the darker exposure (I think I multiplied the layer in Photoshop). I lowered the opacity to retain the saturated colours and to maintain the details.

I usually hike the Saturation in PS from +5 to +15 and lower the Hue a little (ctl-U).

thanks
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Яick Harris says:

01-23-2007

Canada Since Confederation

Public LIbrary

Went to the library with my son tonight. He's researching a speech. Among other things I saw a CD by Gino Vannelli, the godfather of Canadian crotch rock. He has great hair -- enough to cover three people. I'm sure he smells like Hai Karate. And he's got some weird kind of sexual energy.
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~magpie~ says:

Some gorgeous photos... The winter one is surreal... freezing fog is nutty. Were the trees all crystalline?

Erica Day by Day 2007
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Яick Harris says:

The trees had a layer of ice on them -- almost like diamonds. It was quite magical. The fog played with the lighting so it was difficult to photograph. And the fact that my batteries kept failing.

(thanks)
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Sexy Swedish Babe says:

once again ... lovely colors!!
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Яick Harris says:

Thank-you.
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YoannLeGoff says:

What a contrast between 01-22 and 01-23 ...
crazy life ;o)

Yoann Days
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Яick Harris says:

Yup -- I'm going for variety.
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