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Full moon captured around 2.30am 28th August 2007 in Juniper Close Park, Halstead. The grass reflected the moonlight nicely in the foreground. Yashica Mat 124G TLR, Ilford HP5, dev ID11.

Kirkbride Plan refers to a system of mental asylum design advocated by Philadelphia psychiatrist Thomas Story Kirkbride in the mid-19th century. Kirkbride developed his requirements based on a philosophy of Moral Treatment. The typical floor plan, with long rambling wings arranged "en echelon" (staggered, so each connected building still received sunlight and fresh air), was meant to promote privacy and comfort for patients. The building form itself was meant to have a curative effect.These asylums tended to become large, imposing, Victorian-era institutional buildings within extensive surrounding grounds which often included farmland. By 1900 the notion of "building-as-cure" was largely discredited, and in the following decades these facilities became too expensive to maintain

 

Make room for me

to lead and follow

you

beyond this rage of poetry.

 

Let others have

the privacy of

touching words

and love of loss

of love.

 

For me

Give me your hand.

  

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Legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams died on Monday, a suspected suicide. He was 63.

 

The Marin County coroner said in a statement that the death was suspected "to be a suicide due to asphyxia."

 

"Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late," said the comedian's spokeswoman Mara Buxbaum. "This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

 

To sad to comment anything else dear friends, I hope you understand.

 

First time in my life I saw two rainbows.

 

California.

 

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libertà, grande desiderio

dell’essere umano, sogno che

sembra irraggiungibile.

libertà. parola

di grande significato,

ma a volte rimane solo quello.

libertà di essere se stessi,

vivere senza condizioni

nel rispetto del Sé.

nessuno ce la può regalare

la libertà.

essa è una conquista.

sogno che diventa realtà

nel momento in cui ognuno

la trova dentro la sua anima.

una strada non facile da perseguire,

una strada piena di meraviglie.

ce la possono togliere

solo apparentemente

la libertà, se noi saremo

noi stessi nel centro del

nostro essere, ove

mai nessuno potrà

invadere la nostra intimità.

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freedom, a great desire

of the human being, that dream

seems unattainable.

freedom. word

of great significance,

but sometimes it remains just that.

freedom to be themselves,

live without conditions

in respect of the self.

nobody can give us the

freedom.

It is a conquest.

dream come true

when everyone

found inside his soul.

a road is not easy to achieve,

a street full of wonders.

she may remove

only apparently

freedom, where we will be

ourselves in the center of

our being, where

nobody can ever

invade our privacy.

 

"If privacy had a gravestone it might read: 'Don't Worry. This Was for Your Own Good."

— John Twelve Hawks

 

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I normally leave all the text on my blog, but decided to post this entry here.

 

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I have way too many things on my mind lately, but first thing first … I found out that one of my friends has been battling brain cancer for six years. All of these years that I know her, I never knew. I knew that she was going through some physical pains, but I never asked out of respect for her privacy. Last week, she decided to reveal her story via a rare self-portrait. I sat there for a while staring at her photo and remembering her comments on some of my photos …

 

We all take photographs and share them for different reasons. Some choose to communicate through their photographs when words are inadequate. Some instantly feel a connection with a photograph that resonates with their life experiences. I remember deleting one of her comments on one of my photos because the comment was so spot on, and I was not comfortable sharing that level of personal info out in the public view. I later renamed the photo and deleted a bunch of other very supportive comments out of respect for another person’s privacy. When I photograph a scene, I always attempt to inject my emotion into the shot. Some of my viewers immediately get what I am saying through my photographs just because we share common life experiences that influence how we perceive the world around us. Although some of my good friends don’t leave comment, I know that they know that I know we know what we are saying to each other without saying anything. David Tyson Gentry’s quote that I use for the title of this shot says it best, “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable”.

 

Back to the topic of terminal illness, I personally see many around me going through the struggles. Many choose to fight alone because they don’t want to burden their love ones. All I can do is to stand back in the distance and say, “I’m here; I see you and I feel your struggles.” Sometimes, that means more than anything else to them. So to my friend, Laurie (or some of you in the Flickrverse might know her as fouramjava) and to others who are fighting for your survival, this photo is for you. I’m here and your friends are here for you. You stay strong.

  

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My best friend gave me the best advice

He said each days a gift and not a given right

Leave no stone unturned

Leave your fears behind

And try to take the path less traveled by

That first step you take is the longest stride

 

If today was your last day

If tomorrow was too late

Could you say goodbye to yesterday

Would you live each moment like your last

Leave old pictures in the past …

 

– If Today Was Your Last Day lyrics by Nickelback

Lady Tower, was used by Lady Janet Anstruther as a summer house. She was a character, and not always a sympathetic one. Lady Janet loved to bathe in the sea, but she also loved her privacy. It is said that whenever she felt inclined to bathe, she sent a man through the streets of Elie to ring a bell, warning the townsfolk to keep away. She also levelled the village of Balclevie because it ruined her view.

 

I often walk the dogs along here and imagine a shot of the tower illuminated by the rising sun taken from the seaward side. This morning I thought 3 things would coincided perfectly; a low tide, a late sun rise and a day off for me. Unfortunateky the sunrise was hidden behind thick clouds and so I decided to use this to my advantage and go for the Ansel look.

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From Colne Engaine towards Halstead - it was quite windy hence a little movement in the tree.....

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Halstead, Essex. Summer 2007

Absent for some days...

 

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That Shor is called Enjefa Beach which is my favorit one in my homeland Kuwait. I recommend everyone needs some privacy to create or study just pay a visit to that place. I believe you will enjoy it.

Briefly this place constantly reminds me to the old shores of Kuwait since its sands, rocks, and shells still have not been removed. Therefore, I spend my present time through the scent of old beaches.

 

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Lee .6 .9ND G Soft FILTERs

  

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“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” -- Helen Keller

Take peace in the beauty of nature.. for it will quiet you when your insides are uneasy. I love to go to the water and watch, and look, and be. Let the troubles of the everyday slip away while you sit and just breathe. I guess I am really lucky to live in this beautiful place where I can sit and see such wonder when so many places in the world are in turmoil. For that I am thankful.

 

I also like to people watch and make up stories of what they are doing, where they are going...what they are thinking...I can be quite imaginative when I put my mind to it lol ;)

 

This was taken on The Strand, a long strip of beach in the heart of Townsville. It was re- developed after a cyclone ravaged the shore many years back now. It now boasts a walking track, restaurants, ice creamy, a huge public water park and a man made rock pool. It is beautiful; and very popular.

 

When I go walking there people pass you and I hear snippets of what they are saying. Somethings are quite interesting too. lol Actually I have had to stop myself laughing out loud at times. I have often thought of writing a coffee table book called ...Conversations on the Strand... Maybe I could combine photos and words..but I wonder of the legality of that???

 

Food for thought............

 

As you know I love sky, big sky, bright sky, gloomy moody sky and we have such a display here throughout the year. Today there is NO sky, just cloud... and we are set for more rain.... I need my floaties lol A day of shopping is what may help ;)

 

So have a great Friday, for it is my Saturday and too soon it will be Sunday :) Car

 

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Gloriosa, em toda a sua... timidez :)

Sempre linda - apanhada a brincar às escondidas, sobre Oeiras, vista da minha janela em Carcavelos.

 

Glorious in all its... shyness :)

Always beautiful - caught playing hide and seek over Oeiras, as seen from my window in Carcavelos.

 

This photo in my blog My world through my senses... - "Hide and seek..."

 

Carcavelos/Oeiras - Portugal

 

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There is a solitude of space

A solitude of sea

A solitude of death, but these

Society shall be

Compared with that profounder site

That polar privacy

A soul admitted to itself -

Finite infinity.

 

- Emily Dickinson

  

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Digital blend of I & II.

 

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Everyday there seems to be another social networking site demanding our time and compromising our privacy. We are faced with the dilemma of where to invest our time to build up our social network: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google +, etc.

 

For the next couple of months I will be immersed in the original social networking...backpacking or in my case flashpacking.

 

Backpacking is a term associated with low-cost, independent international travel. Flashpacking is backpacking but with a bigger budget. Usually the flashpacking crowd are individuals who have backpacked in the past but now are a little older and have more disposable income. On the other hand, because they have a background in backpacking, they realize the benefits of budget travel, but also the little quirks associated with it too. Shared bathrooms with clogged shower drains, sleeping in bunk beds in a huge dormitory with twenty snorers, riding public transportation with a fellow backpacker who hasn’t showered in a week and with a local whose pet (i.e. rooster) attempts to poke your eye out at every opportunity.

 

Occasionally I will still engage in my backpacking roots by staying in a hostel and sleeping in a dormitory. It’s a great way to meet other travelers and to get up to date travel information. For the most part, I stay in guest houses with private rooms with a bathroom and hot shower. The only snoring is my own.

 

Flashpackers also happen to travel with laptops, iPods and fancy Canon cameras which perfectly describes me.

 

Traveling independently on a budget is a great way to network with fellow travelers and locals. Unlike Facebook, Twitter and Google + you don’t post photos from ten years ago when we were thirty pounds lighter and had less facial wrinkles. What you see is what you get. You talk, exchange travel stories and share where you’ve been and where you’re going. The best part is there’s no typing involved, thus giving your fingers a rest.

 

I started my trip a month ago in the beautiful city-state of Singapore. The moment I landed in their world class airport I fell in love with the city. What’s not to love? The diversity of cultures and religion, the amazing food, clean streets, low crime and they hang (that’s right hang) people who are involved in any drug related crimes. My type of city.

 

The moment I arrived at my hostel I met John from England. He had been in Singapore for over a week and offered to give me a quick tour of the city. We covered Little India, Burgis Market and the Clarke Quay. We had dinner at a great hawker stall and then headed out to the Marina Bay Sands Resort. Billion dollar views and the construction costs to match it.

 

This is a photograph of the ArtScience Museum (part of the Marina Bay Sands Resort) with the Singapore skyline in the background. I shot this handheld as I didn’t bring my normal Manfrotto tripod for space considerations (I did bring my table top Manfrotto tripod but I didn’t have a place to elevate it for this shot). A great introduction to a great city.

 

Stay tuned for more of my adventures in Southeast Asia.

 

Happy Travels!

 

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the legendary house on the edge of the world… I want to live there..

 

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Esta faz-me pensar como uma nuvem tão branca e fofinha consegue projectar uma sombra tão negra e distorcida... um pouco como algumas pessoas, não? ;)

 

This made me wonder how such a white and fluffy-looking cloud could cast such a dark and twisted shadow... kind of like people sometimes, no? ;)

 

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Cabo da Roca/Cape Roca - Sintra, Colares (Portugal)

 

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There is scarcely any writer who has not celebrated the happiness of rural privacy, and delighted himself and his reader with the melody of birds, the whisper of groves, and the murmur of rivulets.

 

~Samuel Johnson

 

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For our better health~~~:))

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I could have shouted foul if I didn't have my camera when I saw this heavenly painting in the sky. Shot yesterday just before the sunset and the rainfall.

 

This is for you. You know who you are.

 

Watch Plain White T singing "Hey There Deliliah" on YouTube.

 

"Hey There Delilah"

By Plain White T

 

Hey there Delilah

What's it like in New York City?

I'm a thousand miles away

But girl tonight you look so pretty

Yes you do

Times Square can't shine as bright as you

I swear it's true

 

Hey there Delilah

Don't you worry about the distance

I'm right there if you get lonely

Give this song another listen

Close your eyes

Listen to my voice it's my disguise

I'm by your side

 

Oh it's what you do to me

Oh it's what you do to me

Oh it's what you do to me

Oh it's what you do to me

What you do to me

 

Hey there Delilah

I know times are getting hard

But just believe me girl

Someday I'll pay the bills with this guitar

We'll have it good

We'll have the life we knew we would

My word is good

 

Hey there Delilah

I've got so much left to say

If every simple song I wrote to you

Would take your breath away

I'd write it all

Even more in love with me you'd fall

We'd have it all

 

Oh it's what you do to me

Oh it's what you do to me

Oh it's what you do to me

Oh it's what you do to me

 

A thousand miles seems pretty far

But they've got planes and trains and cars

I'd walk to you if I had no other way

Our friends would all make fun of us

and we'll just laugh along because we know

That none of them have felt this way

Delilah I can promise you

That by the time we get through

The world will never ever be the same

And you're to blame

 

Hey there Delilah

You be good and don't you miss me

Two more years and you'll be done with school

And I'll be making history like I do

You'll know it's all because of you

We can do whatever we want to

Hey there Delilah here's to you

This ones for you

 

Oh it's what you do to me

Oh it's what you do to me

Oh it's what you do to me

Oh it's what you do to me

What you do to me.

 

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There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you ..... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.

- Ruth Stout

 

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Are we seeing the world in a different way?

 

Archive of 2012. The following is the stories posted before with the picture.

 

Wish you a great Wednesday!

 

I don't know if this is one of my better pictures. But I find it carries special meaning for me. It makes me discover the fact that the scene in front of a camera can tell something in your heart.

 

And it makes me feel more interested and enthusiastic about street photography too.

  

This is an old picture reposted. I took the picture in 2012 and that is the time I started to be interested in street candid pictures.

 

I guess I am getting old and now I start to look back. Looking at the back of other people also. That means you are with less energy and lagging behind the others. :o)

 

My friend just talked to me about similarity between painting and photography the day before. That is true because they are both visual arts. But I rather think of the differences between painting and photography.

 

One of the differences is called serendipity. Photography is about capture of an unique moment that can reveal meaning to the photographer or viewers. Most of the photographers will never be 100% sure about what they will get at the end of the day. You may have an idea in mind but the scene or subjects may tell you otherwise. Photographers will work on the scene and find the composition that can illustrate his/her thoughts, his/her meaning, his/her point of view on this world.

 

The following is the original story I posted in 2012.

  

Someone said keeping some distance is good for relationship either at work, marriage or partners, or even family. Nowadays privacy is a serious issue for everyone. Keeping a little distance helps in the protection of privacy.

 

I saw the couple at Terra Nova yesterday. They are together. I saw them leaving the scene together after I took my shot. However they chose to sit on different benches and kept a little distance between them.

 

Have a great Sunday!

What a strange and unsettling experience I had yesterday at a Starbucks in the Village

 

I was sitting in the window playing with my camera, focusing the lens out on the street. There was a mother with her baby in the outdoor cafe, and I started to play the lens on them. I was focusing on the detail, and generally just testing my long and short vision with my 200 mm lens........

 

Suddenly I looked up and there was a woman excitedly pointing me out to the mother. They looked extremely upset, so I went out to reassure them that I was just playing around with the lens. Well, the husband of the woman who pointed me out, went ballistic......told me that it was illegal to do that, that I should know better, and demanded to see the photo that I took! When I told him that I didn't even take a photo, and that I shoot in film, he demanded I take the film out of the camera......yeah, right....

 

He told me he was a lawyer, and what I had done was illegal, so he called the cops!

 

Finally he left, and I apologized to the mother, telling her I didn't even take a photo. She was very upset, and kept saying , "oh, I hope you didn't take a photo of my baby/" later, I thought, how ridiculous! Even if I had, what could I do with it? She was in a public place, it wasn't like I stole her identity or address, or even that she was famous.

 

Well, about 15 minutes later, and about six blocks away from the scene of the "crime",( while I was on my cell with my father, oddly enough) I was confronted by the police.

 

They wanted to see my camera....and my ID......I gave them a small portfolio that I carry around to show them how innocent my work is......they told me not to worry, that I wasn't in trouble. They didn't want me to take the film out of my camera, though I had offered....

..........and, after getting home and looking up photographers' rights in America, I understand why. Because it is perfectly acceptable to photograph children in a public place....And, that if anyone confiscates your film, they can be charged with robbery.....

 

The overzealous couple should be ashamed of themselves. There was no reason to upset the mother.....and the poor baby.......or me, for that matter......he was on a self-righteous and ridiculous mission.

 

So, know your rights. Here is a link to the page in the photographer's bill of rights that explains shooting in public......there are few restrictions to photographing people, and certainly not on the street or in any public place. Basically when a person is in a public place, they have resigned their right to privacy.......It was recommended in a workshop that I had taken once to make a copy of this page, and carry it while shooting......now I understand why

The other day I was driving in the car with my daughter and she told me,

 

“Daddy, I hope I go to Heaven when I die.”

 

And it sort of came out of the blue. I don’t know why she chose to announce that. Nor do I know why she even ponders such things at the age of 7.

 

Part of me wanted to start preaching to her how there really is no such thing as an absolute “Heaven”. And even if there was, of course her innocent perfect little girl soul would go there upon exiting this Earth.

 

But I chose just to go, “hmmm, yeah babe”. You know – bite my tongue and leave it at that.

 

I made up my mind a long ago that I would NOT push my beliefs upon my children. I’ll let them figure that shit out on their own. I’ll let them live their own life. Then I’ll let them come to their own conclusions without my opinion clouding their faith in whatever they want to deem real or fake.

 

Which leads me to this: I respect my kid’s boundaries. I always knock Chloé’s bedroom door before I enter if she closes it. Yeah, I can walk right in if I want. But I choose to respect her space. I would never (barring emergency) walk right in and announce myself as the complete authoritarian of this dwelling while paying no attention to her privacy like that.

 

I would never dig through her diary. Chloé has a key to her special little book that she holds secret. Yeah, I could just open it up and read it. Not that it matters for what a 7 year old is writing in this book. But I don’t care if she is 7 or 17, I WOULD NEVER DO THAT.

 

I guess my point is I want her to cultivate into her own person. I think my job as a parent is not to drag her along with me, but rather nudge her in the right direction.

 

And then with that nudge for her to choose her own avenue to march down.

 

The photo at hand? The Alameda beach has a really interesting low tide. When it happens, you can literally walk out like you own the bay. And I’m talking stretches out past where you accurately think you otherwise couldn’t walk. Then with the photo I added the little blur into Heaven effect to top it off.

 

The album at hand? I fucking ******LOVE****** this album! I listened to it on a little road trip the other day and couldn’t help but put it on repeat. Yes, it’s hip-hop at its optimum! It starts off like your stereotypical hip-hop high-energy album. I’m left going “oh here we go again, another rip-off 90’s album”. But this fucker doesn’t stop. It just keeps the energy flowing and going and knowing. I couldn’t turn it off. Guest appearances galore this is EASILY the best hip-hop album to come out in 2009.

 

Location: Alameda beach; Alameda, California

Taken: October 19th, 2009

Posted: January 3rd, 2010

Album of the Day: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2 by Raekwon

Video: Raekwon - House of Flying Daggers (feat. Inspectah Deck, GZA, Ghostface Killah & Method Man)

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Location: El-Hussein Square, Khan El-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt

 

About The function of Mushrabiyah

 

It's one of the most familiar features in the Muslim Architecture. It has many benefits...

Environmentally:

It's idea is to help in breeze through Mashrabiyah since it's made of wood, therefore the wood as a material help in breeze in addition to the small openings prevent The ultraviolet rays, allow more ventilation, increase humidity of air inside with decrease in temperature, control radiation itself & avoid glare due to sudden change in Lighting.

Moreover during night, humidity is absorbed as humidity increase during night while during the day, humidity or air decrease and evaporation takes place, so it keeps the cool breeze during the day so the indoors temperature is not affected badly by the hot weather.

 

Socially:

It allows view and Privacy as they are essential aspect of Arabic culture.

 

Architecturally

One of the major architectural benefits is correcting the footprint shape of the land. Due to winding and irregular streets, plots of land are also commonly irregular in shape while the house designs are usually regular (squares and rectangles). This would cause irregular shapes of some rooms and creates dead corners. The projection allows correcting the shapes of the rooms on the upper floors, hence allowing to utilize the entire plot. This also increased the usable space without increasing the plot size.

On the street side, in addition to their ornamental advantage, they served to provide enclosure to the street and a stronger human scale. Wikipedia

 

"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you ..... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have

an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when

you can savor belonging to yourself."

- Ruth Stout

...not a very original title, but seriously this is so much better large or original size. Not that the thumbnail is bad either...

 

Often shots are so much better big, but sadly many people on flickr don't make big shots available...I know there are privacy concerns, but its hard to tell if its a good shot unless you can see it in a reasonable size...

 

Ok...rant is over.

 

...this is another shot of the Madison skyline during the blue hour...

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There have been 4,131 coalition deaths -- 3,830 Americans, two Australians, 171 Britons, 13 Bulgarians, one Czech, seven Danes, two Dutch, two Estonians, one Fijian, one Hungarian, 33 Italians, one Kazakh, one Korean, three Latvian, 21 Poles, two Romanians, five Salvadoran, four Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, two Thai and 18 Ukrainians -- in the war in Iraq as of October 18, 2007, according to a CNN count.

 

Source: www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casualties/

 

And how about civilian casualties?

Documented 75 to 82 thousands died from Iraq violence.

 

Source: www.iraqbodycount.org/

 

For more on Iraq war, click this LINK for more of my opinion.

 

IT'S TIME TO ...

STOP THE IRAQ WAR

BRING THE TROOPS HOME

USE THE IRAQ WAR FUNDS FOR THE PEOPLE OF USA AND OTHER NEEDY COUNTRIES

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BUT PLEASE ...

Don' t force me to add comments, fave pictures, tag my picture with the group id or read the rules when I add my pictures to the pools. I hate when admins remove my pictures after I got invited and after posting to the groups. That's silly and makes me so mad.

 

So please, invite me only to groups that are not strict. I like to comment and fave pictures in my own time and my own discretion.

 

Add the TAGS for me, please. If that's one of the requirements.

 

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The Vans RV8 kitset home-built plane.

 

This you can build yourself in the privacy of your own living room !

 

First, as a all time law abidding citizens of Singapore. Let ME clarify n elaborate clearly such scene making ... i do not own full right as when the dismiss/termination/delete usage of this photo whenever wherever a contest of infringe privacy anytime due to International Privacy Right of regulated Law of page 269 chapter 96 claus 83.1. as reason 1) this is not my call model. They are there as/for part of the nature event. They came before me n remain the same spot after i had left..lol!

I had no intention to add the static Pagoda Tower of singapore Chinese Garden together both as part of my intended scene/landscape,however the 2 interesting/annoying Bollywood "EXTRA actor" had great potential to make some changes with all my previous shot taken, after some struggle consideration.... i let natural took place due to no great sunset during my visit this time. this shot was taken after 8p.m. i reckon a good time for hanky panky event.

 

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yosemite at sunset while 26,000 acres burned back in july.

you would think they would close the park when ash started raining down.

what a hellish landscape.

 

yep - that's really the sun in the distance.

 

i also found the spot on Google Street View. You'll see a large crack filled with rocks, the one pictured at the bottom of this photo. Totally cool. High-five to the proliferation of street level, privacy-eating photography?

I just met Daniel at the parking lot and asked him if I can take his picture on bike. He was kind enough to agree and this is the resulting image.

 

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Along the walk I spotted a couple sneaking a moment of intimacy in the Buzzard's Nest (Ninho da Manta). I can't really think of a more spectacular place to kiss someone... The sun was still low in the sky and so etching contrast into the blanket of clouds that reached to the edge of the sky above us.

 

Three exposure HDR hand blended in order to keep the couple from being ghosted.

 

Canon EOS 350D with Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS

 

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Esta fotografia no meu blogue O passar do tempo... - "O mar, o céu e nada mais"

 

Cabo da Roca/Cape Roca - Sintra, Colares (Portugal)

 

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This image was inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major. It’s known as the Pastoral Symphony was completed in 1808. One of Beethoven's few works of program music, the symphony was labeled at its first performance with the title "Recollections of Country Life".

 

GPS coordinate for this picture is 24°58'1.50"N, 91° 7'49.90"E

 

Tangor hawor is a place where its gets flooded during monsoon creating a huge lake formation. Its size is enormous and makes interesting landscape since its floods … you will see trees standing middle of ocean like lake or electric poles … or a figure of a bridge or tiny island of houses. Communication is only possible by boats and people enjoy fishing at this time. After the rainy season, water level drops and people do agriculture on the fertile land turning this massive area into a green agro zone.

 

The best thing about this place according to me is the absence of electric poles and mobile communication towers. There are few here and there, but not much noticeable. That’s why images from Tangor Hawor area has a natural feel to it and at night if there is no cloud you will see a bright night sky with milky way’s, countless twinkling stars and random shooting stars. You will have your chance to make good wishes here if you have failed to spot shooting stars in your city skies.

 

The people here are totally native, their life is simple. They will come to you and ask where do you come from and all sorts of questions without any introduction. It gets annoying at times. They are very curious and wont understand that a person might need privacy. For example I was swimming (actually that was my shower) in the nearby lake and there were atleast 20 people staring at me. The water is rain water without much pollution. It has a crystal look to it. In a hot summer day like that, the water felt so good actually.

 

There were huge open spaces in the sky, my eyes couldn’t stop looking up. The clouds, the sun’s ray, flying birds and distance landscape creating a heaven constantly making you say WOW .. LOOK at THAT!I was travelling by boat sitting on the rooftop feeling the rushing air and watching the ever mesmerizing scenes. End of the lake there is Indian border and their landscape has mountains. We got the plain land and they got the high land. The view of the mountains is impressive specially the rolling down white patch of clouds or distant rains. I wondered what would be the view from the mountains towards the lake? At night I saw lights in the mountains, locals told me its Shelong city of India. Unfortunately there is a tension going on between our neighbors and BSF & BDR were exchanging fires and were in red alert.

The Border Security Force (BSF) of India patrols their border. Lot of people die in their shots labeled as smugglers or illegal aliens. Truth is in 90% cases cattle’s or ventures venture too far from their own country and ends up close to the border. Indian BSF is also known as drunken guards. Locals claim they shoot out under the influence of alcohol. In my mind it raised a question, if you can shoot perfectly after drinking; Indian BSFs are a hell of a marksman.

 

About this picture, we were camped in a small island; there was a tiny bazaar (market) there. It was very hot, there wasn’t any wind, I was sitting near the lake side and listening to music. I saw these people fishing. Their net was extended and covered huge area. They were fairly close to me and it wasn’t possible to shoot them without wide angle lens. Presence of me also attractive crowd, they all wanted to be photographed.

 

It took them an hour to close the net by slowly pulling it. They guy in the water was making sure the net closes properly. They were so concentrated at their work that they forgot about rest of the world. The fading sun came out one last time for the day and I took this picture with the music of Beethoven in my headphone.

 

Lens: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

Camera: Canon EOS 5D

Location: Tangor Hawor, Sylhet, Bangladesh

 

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