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The Sunlight coming straight from the opposite direction while taking a picture, is a challenge ; and a mystical experience under the Winter conditions of this particular picture, in this particular spot….

 

Cause I was all alone, under weather conditions that normally frighten me, but under visual conditions that amaze me!...In a magical place that I cherish with all my heart ! Where I had already slided and fallen down twice, with no physical or…camera harm…Where I was listening my steps clearly while walking on the frozen snow, but having my eyes and my heart wide open, upwards onto the clear blue-blue sky, and to the unique White Beauty that surrounded me, glittering under the brilliant Winter sun!!!

 

This is a part of my “Château secret path”. I have seen it , experienced it a lot of times, in all Seasons…And each time there is something new, something very special that happens out there, that makes my heart sing….I feel so grateful to the Universe, where I happen to exist as an insignificant grain of living sand !!!!

 

**** My dearest friends!! Just BE HAPPY!! FEEL HAPPY with all your hearts!!! Cherish all the moments of the changing Year filled with HOPE, and with the pure heart of a joyful child!!! Either you are all alone, or surrounded by strangers, or by loved ones!!!! I will "see" you again in the NEW YEAR!!

  

( ****This very special photo is taken in the Winter of 2010 , while I was walking all alone in the Château de La Hulpe.!! A very sad year for my family life!! I admire how Mother Nature always inspires me and uplifts me where there is ONLY BEAUTY inside-out!! My feelings and my thoughts have NEVER changed!! This photo expresses me 100%!!!)

   

It had been a very foggy week and below zero, a perfect condition for radiation (hoar) frost. Finally the sun broke through and our town and community turned into a winter wonderland. At lunch I grabbed my camera and went to the campground just south of town (Frog Gap) and took a few pictures. Reluctantly I returned to work for the afternoon.

 

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Vast fields of canola are in bloom this time of year. The bright yellow fields dot the landscape around the county. However, the Dandelion do their best to compete... imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

 

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The Kuwait Towers are three towers of reinforced concrete in Kuwait City. The main tower is 187 metres high and serves as a restaurant and water tower. It also has a Viewing Sphere which rises to 123 meters above sea level and completes a full round turn every 30 minutes. The second tower is 145.8 metres high and serves as a water tower. The third tower houses equipment to control the flow of electricity and illuminates the two bigger towers.

 

This is a view taken from 56th floor of The Al Hamra Tower, which is a supertall skyscraper currently under construction in downtown Kuwait City, Kuwait. Designed by architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the tower will become the tallest building in Kuwait on completion in 2010 at 412 m (1,350 ft). It will also be the tallest sculpted tower in the world. The tower will include 98,000 m2 (1,050,000 sq ft) of commercial and office space. The building will connect to a five-storey retail mall which totals 23,000 m2 (250,000 sq ft) of retail space and will include an integrated theater complex and an 11-storey carpark. The tower itself will be built on an 18,000 m2 (190,000 sq ft) construction site.

 

The Al Hamra Tower will have over 70 floors of office space, a rooftop restaurant and a spa. The shopping centre will include a 10-screen cinema complex which will also have IMAX theaters. As of February 12, 2009, construction of the tower had reached over 263 metres. The eleven-storey car parking is currently nine floors overground, while four floors of the shopping centre have been completed and construction on that component carries on. The tower itself is currently on the fifty-sixth level. Topping-out is scheduled for late 2009, with the tower opening in the second half of 2010.

 

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I often drive by this acreage thinking one day I will stop and take a photo. It had been cold and foggy all week and the hoar frost (radiation frost) had been building on the trees all week. Fortunately, the sun was breaking as we were heading to the city and I knew this would be one of my stops today as we traveled. Only wish I had more time today as the scenery around our neck of the woods was amazing.

 

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Model: Michelle MM #1744651. I think this is my first swimsuit photo shoot in about 25 years. I am a bit rusty with full-length posing. If I were to do this one over again, I'd have posed her legs and/or feet differently.

 

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I live in a small rural farming community. Where the town ends, the fields begin... This is Canola in bloom.

 

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moodier on black

 

this is not a good time for greece.

 

people i talk to -- professionals -- are anxious, depressed and angry. sometimes they express a willingness to take to the streets. some back down because they don't know to what extremes that can lead. everyone suspects that this crisis will be deep and that it will take away decades of efforts to improve their situation and the future of their children.

 

this is one of a string of buildings made of glass, steel, granite and marble, on kifissias avenue in northern athens. these have little personality of their own -- they prefer to reflect, as if they're saying 'don't mind me... i'm not really here. i'm both invisible and intimidating.' it's situated on a bit of marousi named paradisos... or paradise, a commercial node attracting multinational companies, services and shopping centers.

 

i've placed this on the map.

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50°6'31"N, 8°41'34"E (50.1087, 8.6928)

Captured from the Ignatz Bubis Brücke towards the Alte Brücke and the Skyline of Mainhatten.

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Die Ignatz-Bubis-Brücke (bis 2000 Obermainbrücke) ist eine Straßenbrücke in Frankfurt am Main. Sie verbindet bei Main-Kilometer 36,0 die Obermainanlage im Stadtteil Innenstadt mit der Dreieichstraße in Sachsenhausen. Sie ist 183,75 Meter lang und 15,20 Meter breit. Über die Brücke führen die Bundesstraße 3, die Straßenbahnlinie 14 und der Ebbelwei-Expreß. Im Dezember 2000 wurde die Brücke nach dem 1999 verstorbenen Vorsitzenden des Zentralrates der Juden in Deutschland, Ignatz Bubis, benannt.

 

والبوبي إينياتز جسر (حتى عام 2000 أعالي الجسر الرئيسي) هو جسر على الطرق في مدينة فرانكفورت. وهو يربط عند الكيلو 36.0 Obermainanlage الرئيسية في منطقة وسط المدينة مع Dreieichstraße في ساكسنهاوزن. فمن 183.75 مترا وعرضها 15.20 واسعة. على الجسر مما أدى إلى الطريق 3 ، خط الترام (14) والنبيذ عبر عن أبل. فى ديسمبر عام 2000 ، والجسر في عام 1999 بعد الرئيس الراحل للمجلس المركزي لليهود في ألمانيا ، وكان اسمه إينياتز البوبي.

 

Игнац Бубис мост (до 2000 Аппер-Мейн-мост), является автомобильный мост во Франкфурте-на-Майне. Она соединяет в Главном 36,0 км Obermainanlage в районе города с Dreieichstraße в Заксенхаузене. Это 183,75 метров в длину и 15,20 м в ширину. За мост, ведущий к дороге 3, линии трамвая 14 и Apple Вино Express. В декабре 2000 года на мосту в 1999 году, после бывший председатель Центрального совета евреев в Германии, Игнац Бубис назван не был.

 

Ignatz Bubis Bridge (2000 yılına kadar Üst Ana Bridge) Frankfurt'ta bir yol köprü am Main olduğunu. Bu Dreieichstraße Sachsenhausen ile şehir merkezinin ilçesinde Ana 36,0 km Obermainanlage olarak bağlanır. Bu 183,75 metre uzunluğunda ve 15,20 metre genişliğinde. köprü yol 3 yol boyunca tramvay hattı 14 ve Apple Şarap Express. Aralık 2000, Merkez Konseyi Yahudilerin Almanya'da geç başkan sonra 1999 yılında köprü olarak, Ignatz Bubis seçildi.

 

纳兹Bubi人的桥(2000年才上主桥)是在法兰克福的主要公路桥梁时。它连接在主36.0在与市中心区,在萨克森豪森Dreieichstraße公里Obermainanlage。这是183.75米长和15.20米宽。在通往桥三路电车线路14条和苹果酒快。 2000年12 月,1999年后的德国犹太人中央理事会主席后期的桥梁,纳兹Bubi人的名字命名的。

 

The Ignatz Bubis Bridge (until 2000 Upper Main Bridge) is a road bridge in Frankfurt am Main. It connects at the Main 36.0 km Obermainanlage in the district of downtown with the Dreieichstraße in Sachsenhausen. It is 183.75 meters long and 15.20 meters wide. Over the bridge leading to road 3, the tram line 14 and the Apple Wine Express. In December 2000, the bridge in 1999 after the late chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Ignatz Bubis was named.

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if i ever again express the idea of not getting a good night's sleep in order to drive all the way out to saronida to photograph the moonset, just shoot me.

i've been incapacitated with a migraine all day -- just starting to recover.

 

now that i'm up, here are two interesting bits of info:

 

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item 1:

 

it spreads, it mutates, it refuses to die.

 

for the seventh year in a row, the mars hoax is infecting email boxes around the world. passed from one reader to another, the message states that on august 27th mars will approach earth and swell to the size of a full moon. 'NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN,' the email declares--always in caps.

 

news flash: it's not true.

 

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yesterday's apogee full moon was smaller than usual, as explained and visualized by anthony ayiomamitis

 

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This is a view of Bneid Al Gar and the Gulf Road.The Gulf Road is a long stretch of road along the coast of Kuwait City that starts at Jahrah and ends south at Messila, where it joins the Sixth Ring Road. Another stretch actually called the Coastal Road, from Fintas to Fahaheel is also sometimes called the Gulf Road. Landmarks located alongside the road include the Kuwait Towers, in Kuwait City and the Kuwait Scientific Center in Salmiya. The Gulf Road is coveted for its amazing sea vistas, and is the main hub for new construction of future buildings and renovations. A boulevard passing through much of coastal Salmiya is a reflection of Kuwait's drive to modernity. Much of the beach front had been renovated by the Kuwait Govenment after the destruction of the Persian Gulf War.

 

This is a view taken from 56th floor of The Al Hamra Tower, which is a supertall skyscraper currently under construction in downtown Kuwait City, Kuwait. Designed by architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the tower will become the tallest building in Kuwait on completion in 2010 at 412 m (1,350 ft). It will also be the tallest sculpted tower in the world. The tower will include 98,000 m2 (1,050,000 sq ft) of commercial and office space. The building will connect to a five-storey retail mall which totals 23,000 m2 (250,000 sq ft) of retail space and will include an integrated theater complex and an 11-storey carpark. The tower itself will be built on an 18,000 m2 (190,000 sq ft) construction site.

 

The Al Hamra Tower will have over 70 floors of office space, a rooftop restaurant and a spa. The shopping centre will include a 10-screen cinema complex which will also have IMAX theaters. As of February 12, 2009, construction of the tower had reached over 263 metres. The eleven-storey car parking is currently nine floors overground, while four floors of the shopping centre have been completed and construction on that component carries on. The tower itself is currently on the fifty-sixth level. Topping-out is scheduled for late 2009, with the tower opening in the second half of 2010.

 

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A line, a glimpse of Rumi, mystic poet who knew and felt what every artist, poet and mystic feels when bathed in the light of the moon. Indeed every thing that sees feels something quieting, stilling and balancing in its cool, clear radiance. Leaves turn imperceptibly slowly, like living radio-telescopes, to face into the quiet beams. Humans gain a sense of rightness, comfort even, with the absolute of darkness stayed for a time and transforming the world into a silver / blue evanescence. The world becomes something else in the light of the moon. There is no moonlight in this image, of course, but the Jon Hassell piece after which I titled it, really evokes the mood for me, more than anything I can imagine. Hassell's "Blue Period", from the same album, was a very close contender.

 

Music Link: Jon Hassell, "Last Night the Moon Came", from his album, "Last Night the Moon Came Dropping it's Clothes in the Street". The title comes from a poem from Rumi. Hassell's unique, signature trumpet, unlike anything else in music comes from a life of reaching to touch, musically, something almost ineffable. He's played with Terry Riley, Talking Heads and David Sylvian and studied with Pandit Pran Nath. There is a profound quiet about his music gained from the inspiration of Miles Davis and Gil Evans that, like the cool, clarity of moonlight brings a kind of otherworldly comfort.

 

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The original "straight" image was taken on April 21, 2010, my mother's birthday, but re-worked here and posted October 6th, 2013, her father's birthday and the day I was supposed to have been born, but wasn't.

 

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Archive shot of Lanagebro bridge

 

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Filter: Lee 0.6 Neutral Density + Lee 0.6 Graduated Neutral Density

Focal length: 40 mm

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Wow, this photo was #1 in EXPLORE in February of 2010... I never realized that! Awesome!

 

Lake in the Yorba Linda Park, California, at sunset. The lake is filled with various ducks and is stocked with fish for them--as well as for the public who likes to fish. This is an HDR created from 3 images bracketted at +/- 2 exposure stops. I used Photomatix to develop and tone-map.

 

Today this lake is probably overflowing from all the rain we have been having the past week--rain every day all day and all night long! This is called the Pineapple Express (rain is coming to California from Hawaii)

 

I posted this picture in January this year originally and now I am reposting for more notes. I have collected nearly 1000 notes to date! My goal is 1000 (no reasonable explanation.... ) so please leave a note! =) Thanks and have a great day!

I recently had the opportunity to visit Waterton National Park. Located in the South West corner of Alberta with British Columbia to the west and the USA to the south. I loved the beauty here and I also really enjoyed the lack of visitors that normally plague National Parks.

 

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Well as you know .. It's the final exams period , I will stop uplaoding photos for a short period ..

Wish me luck and success and to get excellent result :') ,

Also, I want to tell you that I got a NEW macro lens Whaooo .. :O !!! @_@

and this is the first shot by my new lens :D

I hope you liked it :D , I know its not proffesional but I'm learning anyway .. If there are any comments or instructions please to tell me because I need all of your comments :) ,

Thats All :D , I love you my flickr friends ..

Will come back soon!

 

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the golden gate bridge - presidio, san francisco, california

Location : Abdali Farms - Kuwait

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It was from seas of west

that blew the waves

from its mighty chest

blown over sandy graves.

Thunder echoes the skies

and in darkness it lights

and waves they rise

and day creeps to night.

My sea, my sea, I look

you scatter debris on lands

lap by lap the waves took

on washed up sands.

 

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"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive." ~Eleonora Duse

 

From our short trek down the Slough Creek Trail in Yellowstone National Park this past fall....how delightful to have all this nature to ourselves...no computers, no cell phones, no TV, No billboards, no interruptions from the "outside" world; try it sometime; it's the best "chicken soup for the soul."

 

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I come across a lot of old homesteads in my wanderings around southern Alberta. This one is about 15 miles from my home. I have always liked it. Originally it was a one room homestead. The back part is an addition that was added later. As I look into these old homesteads I often wonder, what would life be like here. Winter, - 40, the wind blowing through the clapboard siding, minimal insulation, no lights, no running water and the nearest neighbor a mile away... And then I think what my life would be like if I lived there, no internet, no Flickr, no digital cameras, no editing software (you mean people used to live that way?)... As I look through the door I wonder if I could truly live here. Could I honestly handle ...living in a one room shack.

 

Update: Sadly this old homestead is no longer with us - it has been demolished.

 

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Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Exposure: 5 sec

Aperture: f/22

ISO Speed: 50

 

Part of Landscape - Architecture

 

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Created for the "Shock of the New" Group's challenge, "Urban Blue".

 

I wanted to create a simpler and more visceral image having mood over concept with this piece. Wet streets at night in big cities catching and reflecting the many sources and colours of light have always had an intoxicating effect on me.

 

2 Old shots from 2010, when I first started photography. Layered, repeated with inner glow added and drawn over with line and text. Image compiled May, 2017.

 

No matter how old I get, or the song, in these environments Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary" never fails to play in my head. With that firmly in mind, I've taken a line from "The Wind Cries Mary" and included it in the image and selected part of it from the flow of words to title the image. I hope I do "The Wind Cries... " some justice with this. There isn't another song by the late genius that affects me more deeply.

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Due to the Hendrix family's extreme copyright and performance restrictions on the late artist's material you cannot find the original version on You Tube to watch or listen to. Some bad bootleg videos are there and 5,000 covers by just about everyone from pro's to bedroom guitarists. Other sources exist for this incredible song but you'll have to pay for it.

 

As an alternative music track, I've chosen a gorgeous piece by avant garde trumpeter/composer, Jon Hassell. "Amsterdam Blue" from the "Million Dollar Hotel" soundtrack.

 

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April 2010, The Netherlands

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Song ''Some Kind of Wonderful'' by Michael Bublé

 

All you have to do is touch my hand

And show me you understand

And that something happens to me

That some kind of wonderful

 

Everytime our little world seems blue

I just have to look at you

And everything seems to be

Some kind of wonderful

 

I know I can't express

This feeling of tenderness

There's so much I want to say

But right words don't come my way

 

Click here to listen to the song

KHUDA KARAY KE MERI ARZ-PAK PER UTRY

>WO FASL-E-GUL JISY ANDESSHA-E-ZAWAL NO HO(AMEEN)

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>"Astola Island" [near Pasni Baluchistan 40 km from shore]. Astola is Pakistan's largest offshore island and the only significant offshore

> island in the northern Arabian Sea.

>

>

>"Arror Rock"

>[near Rohri in Sindh]

>The shape of rock was caused by unknown natural forces.

>There is also a Shrine on the top.

>

>

>This is an amazing view of a tunnel and bridge over a river on the railway track from "Rohri to Quetta".

>

>This track passes through 20 tunnels and over 368 bridges.

>It's the longest Railway gradient of world, and most scenic Railway ride of Asia.

>

>Headmarala , Sialkot

>Mountains of Jammu & Kashmir in the background.

>

>Attabad Lake also known as Hunza Lake is a lake in the Hunza Valley of northern Pakistan.

>

>The beautiful lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad village in Gilgit-Baltistan, 9 miles (14 km) upstream (east)

>of Karimabad that occurred on January 4, 2010.

>

>Is this Great Wall of China?

>

>No. It's Wall of Sindh in Ranikot [3 hrs drive from Karachi].

>It's the part of one of the Largest Fort in World, Fort of Ranikot.

>

>

>Kalam Valley.

>It is a valley along the upper reaches of the Swat River in Swat, Pakistan.

>Kalam Valley is known for its waterfalls, lakes and lush green hills, and is a 270 km drive from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

>

>

>Kachura Lake.

>The Kachura Lakes are two lakes in the Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Pakistan. The lakes, at 2,500 metres (8,200 ft)

> in elevation, are Upper Kachura Lake and Lower Kachura Lake.

>

>

>This is a 'Mud Volcano'.

>

>In Pakistan there are more than 80 active mud volcanoes, all of them in Baluchistan province; there are about 10 locations

>having clusters of mud volcanoes. In this region, the heights of mud volcanoes range between 800 to 1,550 feet

>(243.8 to 472.4 m). The most famous is Chandaragup.

>

>

>The Great Trango Tower, 6,286 m (20,608 ft).

>The east face of the Great Trango Tower features the world's greatest nearly vertical drop. [aka Tallest vertical mountain of world]

>Located in Gilgit-Baltistan Region of Pakistan. This is one of the most difficult mountains to climb.

>

>

>Laila Peak, Hushe, Karakoram Range, Pakistan.

>It has a distinctive spear-like shape. One of the most beautiful & scenic snow covered mountain of the world.

>The Laila peak has been climbed only twice.

>

>

>This is not Fox and Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.

>This is Biafo Glacier - which is a 63 km long glacier in the Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan meets the 49 km long Hispar Glacier

>at an altitude of 5,128 m (16,824 feet) at Hispar La (Pass) to create the world's longest glacial system outside the polar regions.

>

>

>Makran, Pakistan.

>The present day Makran derived its name from Maka, a satrap of Achaemenid Empire. Maka was an important early eastern satrapy of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire.

>

>

>K2.

>It is the second-highest mountain on Earth, only after Mount Everest. It has a peak elevation of 8,611 m [28,251 feet]!!!

>

>

>Concordia Base Camp, Pakistan.

>This is the view from Concordia towards the valley of the Baltoro Glacier at dawn. On the left [Paiju peaks], middle ,[Trango towers] & on the right [Grand Cathedra].

>

>

>The epic Lake Saiful Muluk.

>It is located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley (34°52′37.34″N 73°41′37.71″E) near Naran, Pakistan.

>The clarity of the water comes from the multiple glaciers all around the high basin which feed the lake.

>

>

>Village Halmet, Neelum Valley, Pakistan.

>Neelum Valley is definitely another hidden pearl of Pakistan. No other valley in Kashmir can compare this valley and even

>most of the Pakistanis know little about it and have little visited there.

>

>

>Lansdowne Bridge of Rohri, Pakistan.

>A marvel of nineteenth century engineering, the 'longest "rigid" girder bridge in the world' at that time, was begun in 1887.

>Designed by Sir Alexander Meadows Rendel, the girder work weighing a massive 3,300 tons was erected by F.E. Robertson, and Hecquet.

>

>Is this Grand Canyon or Texas?

>No. It's Hingol National Park of Baluchistan, Pakistan. It got Mysterious Mud mountains, beautiful blue water Hingol river,

>desert and deep blue Arabian sea. [3.5 hrs drive from Karachi on Makran coastal highway]

>

>

>Cold Desert of Skardu in Pakistan.

>This is one of the most beautiful tourists attraction of Northern areas of Pakistan. There are huge sand plains in Skardu.

>

>

>Passu Peaks, Hunza, Pakistan.

>Mysterious mountains stand like a wall between Hunza river and valley.

>

>

>Uli Biaho Tower, Pakistan.

>It is a peak near Trango Towers and Baltoro Glacier in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. It consists of two main peaks,

>Uli Biaho Tower (listed by Roskelley as 19,957 feet, and by Kopold as 6109 m (20,058 feet)); and

>Uli Biaho Peak (Kopold: 6417 m), which as of 2006 was unclimbed.

>

>

>Rakaposhi, Pakistan.

>Rakaposhi is also known as Dumani [Mother of Mist]. It is situated in the Nagar valley.

>

>

>

>Nanga Parbat.

>It is the ninth highest mountain on Earth and among the eight-thousanders with a summit elevation of 8,126 meters (26,660 ft).

>It is also an immense, dramatic peak that rises far above its surrounding terrain.

>

>

>Karamber Lake.

>Karambar Pass marks the boundary between the Chitral and Ishkoman Districts of Pakistan. The Karmabar Lake is almost 3 km long

> approx and it is 4300 meters above sea level. The flowers of autumns are worth seeing on this lake.

>

>

>

>Deosaid plains Skardu

>

>

>

>

>Bara Pani Deosai

>

>

>

>Dudiptsar Lake or Dudipat Lake is a lake encircled by snow clad peaks in Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park.

>The lake lies in the extreme north of the Kaghan Valley

>

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For 14 years he taught me to be inquisitive about life and savour each reward. I miss him more than my words can express.

 

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Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead. Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves, Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves. He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong. The stars are not wanted now; put out every one, Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun, Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods; For nothing now can ever come to any good.

 

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Now amazing Capture One pro 10 is out, and for Sony users the express version is free.

The Capture One 9.4 before it was simply outstanding RAWC, much better than anything from Adobe or Raw Therapy.

 

Unfortunately, the free version of C1 does not handle Canon, Nikon or Olympus RAW, only Sony or DNG(Pentax and Leica).

 

So I guess It is another big reason for many of us to choose Sony over anything else. If you use Sony, you can get a full copy of Capture One pro 10 for just 50 USD.

AS far as I am concerned, this is an incredible deal, great Christmas gift for us from Phase One, the greatest company in Photography ever.

 

I think both Capture One 10 Pro and DXO 11 produce a bit better color than LR CC or LR6 for Sony, Canon,Olympus, or Nikon.

 

I suspect that Adobe programs are optimized for Canon but even for Canon CR2 files, LR6 and CC are not good enough, never produce the amazing amount details that Capture One 10 or DXO 11 does.

 

Seriously C Oen 10 pro for just 50 US is an amazing deal. nothing beats it for that price.

Capture One 10 is a much better more serious program than the LR crapware, and the biggest deal here is not need to deal with the Adobe subscription stuff. Many many Adobe users used the license and repaid it to re-activate it, it is really terribly unstable. I had one time could not use it when I was editing my images on site in a mountain area and they say my account is just trial although I paid it for full CC version.

So after coming back from the mountain, I decided to cancel all Adobe CC crap, and I just got Capture One express 8.32 for Sony free,then later in the same month (last April)I upgraded it to the pro version. I could not be happier.

Now, also DXO is offering me a copy FULL copy of DXO 11 Pro version for just 99 USD. I will get that too.

Honestly, there are still times we need Photoshop but I do have full copy of CS6, so I do not need CC anymore, and I've found life without Adobe CC crap is really much more relaxing and easier.

  

A few months after coming back from Hokkaido with my broken 6D, I realized was kind of missing it. It has technically no real advantage over any of my current cameras, but I kind of miss it.

So I have been checking through my old but not updated 6D images. I have also tested thorough them with some custom made software I bought a month ago from my old friend working as a Tsukuba university practical physicist.

 

I think I will re-measure it but as far as I remember the numbers I got from my test with the special made program, it was not even half as good as I thought it would be.......and I was deeply disappointed, in fact almost immediately depressed.

 

I just wish Canon to get its act together and makes a great sensor or even just buy off from Samsung or Renasus, whose sensor patents and designs are, imho, more advanced than that of Sony.

As long as we expose it to the right and or apply so-called ETTR it is fine, but a bit of under or over exposing makes it really bad. This is the reason why some call the Canon sensors like slide film in terms of exposure tolerance and the way we should use our Canons, and I guess I used to be able to some how manage it well to make my Canon look just fine.

 

But now, I am just too used to shooting my A7 A7R A7M2 A6300 and A7R2 other Sonys, with a couple of stops better dynamic range at ISO100, or more precisely better latitude. So now I tend to intentionally underexpose it to save the highlight, and in the post I lift the shadow up.

 

I think Sony sensors are like negative film, and Canons are like positive slide film, they are both good and bad , but for most of non-tripod handheld work, Sony has the edge since it allows us to underexpose intentionally to save the highlight and later on we can easily get the hidden shadow data back in PP.

 

With Sony A7 series I think we do seldom need CPL filters or ND filters, and it is hard to screw the exposure in normal use.

 

But I think Sony sensor quality is just plain overrated by DPR kind of sites, if any one challenge the assessment numbers or so called reviews they write, we must be labelled as naive fanboy or poor guy in short of cash and defending his old choice hard, or inane technically challenged morons.

 

Sony sensors are good in harsh day light high DR required scenes,but usually not great at high ISO.

I think many many people deliberately misguided by DPR DXO ,etc and without measuring the sensors in question themselves , just bashing one type of sensors that they dislike or reviews say bad, but in reality there is no such dramatic difference there.

 

Really, it is not that simple, the 5DS sensor is excellent in many regards, but it can not score well at DXO, and I am sure why the biased DPR guys rated it much lower than the Sony 36mp sensor ignoring the fact it is a very very different type of sensor than the Sony 36mp or 42mp chip, or even very different design than the Canon's own 6D sensor or 5DMK3 sensor.

 

The 5DS sensor is simply optimized for the best skin tone in a studio or great out of the camera color for landscape, so it has very strong intense color filters. I think it is about 1.6 times stronger than that of the 5DMK3,whose sensor design focus was high ISO or low noise throughout the ISO range, thus used weak thin CFA design.....So the 5DS sensor tends to produce better stronger punchier colors out of the camera compared to the previous Canon with weaker CFA design but at the cost of a tiny bit more shot noise at the base ISO.

 

I think Sony and its Alpha community is becoming like a fanatic religious group(like young earth creationist group let by Kent Hovind), never even accept or listen to any kind of different voice, opinion and preference, and it seems to be all review communities are misled by them or their excessively loud voice.

 

If you even mildly pan or hard on any Sony Alpha line camera, they will attack on you, or if you prefer something other than their preferred ones, they call you a troll or a fanboy, to turn the debate into a name calling contest.

 

It always happens at DPR fora ,especially in the Canon and the Open talk forums, Sony E mount fanboys really act like some sort of cult-worshipers intrude into other forums and bash others choice or force others to believe in Sony cult. If any one says anything good about Nikon, Canon, Fuji or Samsung compared to Alpha 7 line cameras, then they freak out and turn it into a name calling contest(it is always their tech to win any debate there), so it is impossible to logically argue or even talk anything about the A7X with presence of some die-hard Sony fanatics there. It is really that ridiculous.

 

It is like being in a Catholic church, these real die-hard Sony Alpha 7 fanboys in camera fora never accept any different belief, value or different opinion on any camera. If someone prefer the other sensor manufacture than Sony then they insult his or her technical knowledge or sometimes even his or her personality that they don't even know...........For example a few days ago, some one (obviously a wedding guy) mildly criticized(not even seriously bashed or panned) about terrible battery life of the A7S and he said the real issue for "HIM" was not the terrible battery life itself or having to carry many of tiny, lousy batteries for the Sony, but it was difficult to change it over and over many times without missing many important decisive moments.......I think it is very correct and I experienced it myself many many times, too, as a long time A7 user. But they(A7 fans)got obviously hurt by his comment because it is a fact, and they have to gather to attack on his personally. A few hours later the thread was closed as usual, and it was sad.. Well, I sometimes wonder if there are many kindergarten kids in the camera forums, they are seriously thin-skinned and easily hurt, maybe their self-esteem or pride (more like ego)is totally dependent on their so-called FF cameras? or winning the debate at DPR or some moronic rumor sites like SAR or CR really important for them to keep themselves calm and sane or just alive?

 

I have now several people asking me about my opinion on A7M2 vs 6D vs D750 issue, and I told them it is a personal choice, and there is no objectively or absolutely better one for every one, and I don't even believe there is any absolutely objective review at all. Then they said I have been intentionally closing my eyes, trying hard not to see the fact Sony is taking over the industry.........if I do not admit it then I have to be called a Canon or a Nikon or a Samsung or a Fuji fanboy, silly to say the least........... A few days ago I criticized about A7RMK2 pricing a bit, and I also said I began to realize how reasonably priced D810 was, and comparing the price of the D810 to the price of my own A7RMK2 or the5DS shows it very glaringly.

Then, a couple of usual Sony fanboys criticized me of being super ignorant about the A7RMK2, and told me that the Sony camera would be like having a great pro 4k cinema camera and a high resolution stills camera in one tiny body, so it is a historic game changer and nothing on the market compete well with it. And according to them the A7RMK2 sensor is really great at high ISO, even slightly better than the A7S or the Pentax 645Z........although all lab test results say otherwise.....I am sure they never used the 645Z if they think the A7R2 beats it.

  

Well I partly agree with them, but I say it is not a pro video camera, or it is not really innovative cinema camera that replaces real super 35mm pro cinema cameras; the battery life is too short, the heat dissipation issue is really bad, the FF is not suited for serious video, especially for running gun type of event or documentary work, etc. The bigger the sensor the more battery power consuming, and therefore, many of us do not want a FF video camera. In addition to all the above issues, it does not even have dual card slots, and it is a big issue for me and any one using it for serious video work.

 

But according to them the Red dragon, BMCC , Canon cinema EOS,etc are all immediately thrown into camera coffins by the advent of the Sony A7RMK2 and the A6300.

 

I think it is getting a bit too ridiculous although I admit it is an amazing camera mostly for stills landscape and studio work, it may or may not replace all, or it may even change the history of hybrid camera world.

 

But do not forget we all have preferences and different needs, different views on cameras, and sometimes technical numbers or feature set does not matter, sometimes we simply prefer one even if it is just technically a inferior camera or tool, we cannot measure usability and practicality of each system to each of us but it is very important to consider when we choose a new camera system.

 

That all said though, I think Sony has been right , it is really shaking the conservative camera world, just slowly but surely increasing its market share by introducing a great compact FF hybrid camera system.

 

Do not forget the biggest sales point of the A7 series is not any specific camera feature or the BSI sensor,etc, but it is being the only one hybrid open mount camera system that takes all mounts lenses,including the A mount lenses,the EF lenses, the F mount lenses with several times more accurate AF than any D-SLR type of cameras.

 

I think something like below is always happening now:

Some Canon guys buy an A7R2 or an A7M2, with use of adapted Canon lens line in mind and use it for a while with their adapted EF lenses or A mount lenses..

But in a few months, they'd realize they need some native FE mount lenses and buy some Zeiss Batis and Sony Z, G and GM series lenses, then they'd be like fragile insects trapped into a big spider nest. At this point, there is no more way back to Canon or Nikon even if either of these 2 makes something similar to the A7RMK2 in the near future because selling used FE mount lenses is very difficult because the FE lenses cannot be adapted to any other mount system as they have the shortest flange back design.

 

So, while I think Sony has succeeded converting many Canon guys into FE mount users, I am not sure if it will take over the market entirely so soon. The A7 system is just a temporal stop gap solution for many of us. After a few years it may be completely abandoned just like most of so-called Sony's great innovative products. Remember Mini disc or Memory Stick Duo?

I just think the future is open mount system but it is not the A7 or any Sony or Samsung.

The A7 system prevails for a short time but it will not be able to replace all Canon Nikon fast enough, and the Sony will be overlooking or dismissing minor brand but truly innovative small players emerging out to rival against Sony.

 

I think something like BMCC or Red of stills will take over the market.....I think the open mount is a dual-edged-sword for Sony it will help Sony to get many many Canon Nikon users temporarily coming to their mount but at the same time give a serious opportunity for a Red-like company to truly invent(not just innovate) something really new to take over the entire industry.....

 

But in any case I am sure the D-SLRs are dying, I re-confirmed this again in Thailand and Malaysia last year:

I went to Malaysia for work for a few hours(wished I had had more time to spend there shooting around Penang) in last December and then visited Thailand for about several hours(very sad to have just 2 hours there), and I saw the camera industry of SE Asia changed a lot like below.

It changed a lot there these 2 countries. I spent a lot of time in Thailand in 2011 and 2010. Back then, Canon and Nikon were the definite dominant players for sure. Now? I passed several of the chain stores in a few malls in Pinklao, Skumvitt and Platunam area that did not even carry Canon in the windows. Nikon, yes but not many were displayed there either.

Went to a photography trade show in Georgetown, Malaysia, the Nikon and Canon booths were there without any people. The mirrorless cameras, Sony, Fuji(especially popular), Olympus were packed with folks trying and buying.

For now, Canon and Nikon have lost their momentum over here for sure. Let's hope they can come back strong, but I feel it is too late now already.

 

Everything changes very fast in Asia and anything considered to be uncool cannot sell well there, it is even more drastic in Japan and South Korea, so I believe the sales numbers for CN are even worse there.

  

UPdate : now, Canon has just announced its new sensor development policy. Canon seems to have built a new sensor plant in Mie prefecture of Japan. It seems like Canon is going on new 65nm process rule and all upcoming Canon sensors will be produced at there.

I think the 1DX2 and the 80D sensors are processed at the new plant.

Sony is still leading the CMOS imaging industry, but giants like Samsung are in close pursuit. Also big players like Panasonic are forming joint ventures with the likes of TowerJazz to offer 12-inch wafer fabrication with state-of-the-art quantum efficiency and dark current performance at 65 nano meters, and additional 45nm digital technology, and added available capacity of approximately 800,000 8-inch wafers per year in three manufacturing plants in Japan, according to TowerJazz.

 

The stakes are huge. The CMOS image sensor market will reached the historic $10 billion milestone in 2015, according to Yale, and with new applications popping up in automotive, medical and surveillance, while smartphones begin adopting high-definition front facing cameras, the industry is likely to hit the $16 billion mark by 2020. So nobody is just sleeping and Sony has to consolidate its position ASAP, or probably Sony will lose it again just like its short-lived TV business.

  

UPDATE2: Nikon has just announced a new sensor fab development with Toshiba and it seems like their new sensor design uses very similar AF tech to the DP AF of the Canon EOS M5 sensor without losing almost no amount of light getting into the sensor.

 

Canon also patented a few new curved sensor designs with Toshiba. Toshiba seems to work as a special sensor designer for many companies rather than producing it themselves now.

 

And it found out that the Sony's old curved sensor patent is no longer effective, and it was originally a Toshiba patent.

So if Sony really lost the patent to Toshiba , then Sony would have a big problem since Sony would not be able to use the curved sensor tech for their FF camera lines that helps them to design smaller and sharper lenses for the FE system.

  

UPDATE3: Now, I've just confirmed that Nikon DL series actual shipment date would be next January 17th as planned in last Nikon conference at Nikon D5600 launch. But it may delay even further to next CP+ show in Yokohama Japan(in Feb 2017).

 

So it is already promised to be a failed product line before the actual launch. I think Nikon is really stupid, I mean I don't think phones or mirrorless killing Nikon but itself, it obtuse marketing killing it.

  

UPDATE 4: as I said A7M3 will not come until next year..........

However, Sony will announce FS8 or FS7MK2 at Inter Bee 2016......not at Photo Plus NY. So SAR was wrong again.

The FS7 successor will have APS-C sized sensor multi aspect sensor for super 35 output. It has the new processor Sony calls "Front side LSI", which was recently introduced in A99MK2 and A6500. And all of those may just be well specified but never work well as promised by Sony or many moronic Sony shill sites..........

 

UPDATE5: Many people including myself thought Nikon is dying, if not already dead by now, but in reality Nikon still sells many many more units than Sony and Nikon is now working on new type of sensor design and they may collaborate with Pentax and Olympus to set up a new sensor company. If this plays out well, then Sony will be the loser since they will have no one to sell their mediocre so-called Fullframe sensors any more. And as a result their highend camera prices will go up significantly.

And now Sony has just announced they've just decided to spin off their imaging division and now it is an independent business under Sony corp's supervision, just like their sensor group.....

This means now Sony imaging is not a part of Sony but their subsidiary, and therefore, to Sony device group, the imaging group is just a customer,nothing special, in fact,considering its size of market share in relation to that of Nikon, Sony imaging group is a lower class customer to the device group.

So there is no more reason for Sony device technology to keep the best sensor for in-house use. In fact now Sony device tech must compete with the new sensor company Nikon Olympus Ricoh have just established here and some European sensor designers such as CMOSIS, who makes the Leica SL sensor and M sensor.

And do not forget there is always Canon if Sony does not sell anything to Nikon.........Canon will start selling it and there will be Panasonic and Tower Jazz also........so Nikon will not have any problem choosing sensor suppliers any more.

Sony must sell their best sensors to Nikon, Olympus, and Pentax , or Sony will lose them, Sony cannot choose customers any more.

If Sony is smart, it will not compete with Nikon or Olympus in camera market. After all, Nikon is the biggest customer of Sony.......but Sony also buys steppers from Nikon anyway. So Sony is not dominating the sensor market, or controlling Nikon as many Sony fanboys think..........and the just announced Spun-off of their imaging division makes Sony camera business less trust-worthy........... Sony thinks every business as a short term investment and runs it to make it temporarily profitable and then spins it off.

After that? of course sells it to anyone willing to buy it.........like Sony did with the Vaio PC business, TV business, etc,etc.

That is why no one really trust Sony in the long run, we long term Sony users just use its cameras but always know it is a back-up plan or step-gap solution......

After all no serious camera buyers are as obtuse as many spec-chasers and review sites think they are. None one buys into a big expensive camera system just for an amazing set of features in a body or two...................there are many many more important aspects to a system camera than just a set of great features...

 

Now even Tamron has sensor division in house and actually they designed the best sensor in the CMOS history and announced it recently. So sensor is becoming a large part of commodity kit. Now any one has the knowledge can design it.

  

UPDATE6: Now my first 2 copies of FE16-35mm f4 suddenly died and I just bought my 3rd copy of it.........and sadly found it terrible this time.

It is obvious buying any Sony Zeiss FE lens is like picking up an extremely difficult to win lottery ticket..........it might be great but most of times you get mediocre copies of it.

My first 16-35mm f4 was excellent , the second one was even better-almost outstanding, then this third one is literally lousy. I am returning it and get a new copy but I am not expecting to get a better one, I guess I was extremely lucky with my first two copies of this lens........I guess I will force the dealer to exchange my FE16-35mm f4 for the Voiklander 15mm f4.

 

Sony QC is just terrible, and it is not worth any premium over other cheap off-brand lens maker like Samyang, Tamron and Sigma. In fact, Sony is even worse than Tamron and much worse than Sigma Art series with respect to QC. I have had 4 Tamron VC lenses in EF and F mount and they performed fairly consistent....

I really miss Tamron 90mm macro, now I guess a brand name means nothing when it comes to QC and general after sales support. In fact, Tamron and Voiklander provided me the best service of any lens maker I have ever dealt with. It is extremely frustrating every time I spend more than 110000 yen or 1075 USD, I still have to worry about terrible sample variations.

I think we have to appreciate Roger Cicala's excellent site. He is the only one guy testing more than 5 copies of any given lens. All other reviewers just merely test one copy of each lens.........useless.

  

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