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Our today's tour promised to be a long one, so we had to start before dawn in order to manage. Once dawn started, the icy road became the star of the show ;)

 

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2 months ago today, I finished work early so I could go visit my dad in hospital, little did I know at the time that it would be the last time I would see him alive. I am grateful I got to see him for at least half an hour before things took a turn for the worse. We waited a long 9 hours by his bed side for his body to give up and I can honestly say those were the most painful hours I have ever experienced in my whole life, and I really hope I never have to go through that again. The silence that filled his room the moment he stopped breathing was chilling, we were part relieved that he was in peace but mostly we were absolutely devastated that this was the end and we would never see or speak to him again.....

 

I had the greatest honor of delivering his eulogy at the funeral and I read out a poem at the end which I hoped would bring peace not only to us as his family but to his many friends and colleagues who were just as shocked at his departure and tonight it brings me peace so I would like to share it with you all too:

 

You can shed tears

that he is gone.

Or you can smile because he lived.

You can close your eyes and

pray that he will come back.

Or you can open your eyes and

see all that he has left.

Your heart can be empty because

you can't see him.

Or you can be full of the love

that you shared,

You can turn your back on

tomorrow and live for yesterday,

Or you can be happy for tomorrow

because of yesterday.

You can remember him and

only that he is gone.

Or you can cherish his

memory and let it live on,

You can cry, close your mind,

be empty, and turn your back.

Or you can do what he would

have wanted, smile, open your

eyes, love and move on.

 

Today I got up very early to catch this beautiful sunrise at the edge of a village.

 

The original photo is not edited or changed in any way. The only thing I did was adding the border.

 

Have a good weekend, my friends!!!

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It was a beautiful day yesterday, with warm sunshine and a blue sky... back to the cold today, but hopefully, not for long!

 

My wednesday soft tones image for today.

The first of april is always a memorable day for me (read "I am tagged")

I will start this day with a special thought for my son Brian.

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~ On Explore # 67, first of april 2009. Thank you ALL ! ~

 

"Life is a rollercoaster, you just got to ride it"

~ Ronan Keating ~

Just kind of relaxing today watching the sun go in and out of the clouds so i decided to relive some old memories and go back through the archives. I am not really sure how I missed this one before...

 

Taken on a Northern Cascades trip back over Labor day weekend 2008.

 

Mount Shuksan in the sunrise over Picture lake on a very very cold morning.

  

Camera:Nikon D300

Exposure:0.067 sec (1/15)

Aperture:f/8.0

Focal Length:18 mm

Exposure:-0.25

ISO Speed:100

2 stop soft grad to balance exposure in the sky

From my series of shots a few weeks ago, this was a vertical that I've cropped to create some sky-water symmetry.

A late night yesterday meeting parents of my students for the year has caused some morning grogginess today. I need something to brighten up my day---like this scene :)

TGIF

Banff National Park, Canada

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011 everyone! May today mark the beginning of many new joys and accomplishments and a continuation of all of the good things that you have already achieved. Thanks for the friendship and sweet memories last year and i'm looking forward for more amazing photos from your all this year.

My New resolution is to stop being soooooo lazy in everything!

 

~Love from Nora :)

  

I took this shot earlier today. It was cold and I had just made some adjustments on my camera after realizing that my earlier shots of the day were pretty much botched because I made an error in my mind. You see I forgot to reset my white balance from the other day. The truck heard my curse.

Got up early today, met the sun.

 

Looks best

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First light on the Canadian Rockies at the Crowfoot Glacier in Banff National Park.

 

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Thanks - as always - for stopping by my photostream today. Much appreciated.

Today early morning while i was traveling to Anuradhapura i went Kalpitiya Lagoon, and could capture this shot. All are busy with their meal and its great view.

The snow was flying early today when I snapped this pic at the side of the roadway. It was scary and dangerous to even stop !

 

It's not sensor dust you see, it's large snow flakes!

Made an early morning trip to Point Arkwright today, met up with greenplasticdave & camocarzi.

When I stepped outside in Gympie it was 4deg C & here I was thinking that the coast would be nice & warm..Ha..It was blowing a gale from the south straight along the beach & freezing.

The sun was blocked behind a low bank of cloud out to sea but we did get a short burst of sky colour.

Canon 50D & 10-22@12mm.

2.5sec@f8, ISO100. CPL & Cokin P121.

 

I got there today at 6:45 am, and they weren't supposed to open the gates until 7:00 am, but they let me in at 6:50 am; first civilian. I hit the East Side and had to stop here on the way to my destination to take a couple of snaps. My car said it was like 36°F/2°C, but when I was out it seemed warm without a jacket.

 

In my next life, may I come back as a plant -- any plant except what they consider to be a "weed" -- at The Morton Aboretum! (They do not treat "weeds" kindly here. :)

Aerial combat in the grey skies above Holme Fen earlier today.

Seen in Explore.

 

Popped out early this morning for this, the scene is not yet lit by direct sunlight allowing a fairly dark sky to seem bright in comparison. The dark under the tree is not shadow but a lack of wheat that close to it. Second "yellow" themed landscape today, though this is more of a golden brown, hey, close enough.

 

At Michaelstone-y-Fedw between Cardiff and Newport.

Today we went for shopping. And he bought me this cute cheburashka. I love this little one. Coz i used to watch his cartoon when i was kid.

 

Story about him:

 

Cheburashka (Russian: About this sound Чебурашка​ (help·info)), also known as Topple in earlier English translations, is a character in children's literature, from a 1966 story by the Russian writer Eduard Uspensky. He is also the protagonist (voiced by Klara Rumyanova) of the stop-motion animated film series by Soyuzmultfilm studio, the first episode of which was made in 1969.

According to the story, Cheburashka is a funny little creature, unknown to science, who lives in the tropical forest. He accidentally gets into a crate of oranges, (possibly American or Australian as the crates are labeled in English) eats his fill, and falls asleep. Cheburashka is not a personal name; it is a species name invented by the puzzled director of the shop where he is found. The salesman takes the animal out and sits him on the table, but his paws are numb after the long time spent in the crate, and he tumbles down ("cheburakhnulsya" (чебурахнулся), a Russian colloquialism, "tumbled" in English) from the table onto the chair and then from the chair, where he could not sit, for the same reason, onto the floor. The director of the shop, who witnesses the scene, called him Cheburashka. Words with this root were archaic in Russian; Uspensky gave them a new lease on life. (The Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Great Russian Language of Vladimir Dal gives the meaning of "cheburashka" as another name for the roly-poly toy.[4])

 

More about him : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheburashka

Song from movie: www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9ZRcgRm4ds&feature=related

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQq9_5hI2H4&feature=related

I went out early again today. At first there was wall-to-wall sunshine, then half way through my walk threatening clouds began to roll in across the Dublin mountains. Tonight's forecast is for hail, thunder and ground frosts where the sky clears! So much for summer!

 

Please don't use this image on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission. © Steve-h. All rights reserved

 

I saw this earlier today

 

"I live in my own little world................

 

But it's OK..............

 

They know me there"

 

I don't know who said this first but it kinda sums things up for me.

 

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I got finished work early today and my plan was try and get a few HDR shots of this old pier at home...was not looking great until the dark clouds moved then this vibrant sunset just happened was great getting out shooting!

 

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Frank and I came to Anglesea for the weekend to take lots of photos. We got up early and caught this beautiful sunrise. Even though I'm still having my flickr break, I just had to share this one with you guys. Frank has posted a photo of me taking this shot here Have a great weekend everyone!

 

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Early Morning Sunrise over Smith Rock State Park.

it was amazing to watch the light change as the sun came up behind me.....I waited patiently until the light went flat....I have lots of shots where the shadow of the horizon is on these rocks about half way down!

 

I had quite an adventure over the last 2 days and today I was rained out.....

 

Hope you are all having a great weekend

   

Camera:Nikon D300

Exposure:1 sec

Aperture:f/14.0

Focal Length:11 mm

Exposure:0.00

ISO Speed:100

3 stop soft grad to balance the sky and foreground

 

March Madness Meetup for the PDX Nightowls...Check it out!!!!

www.flickr.com/groups/932480@N24/discuss/72157614374384194/

 

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This was my view looking out the window on the ramp of my morning flight today......I have been seeing this view a lot lately......

 

Taken with the new Canon G11

Earlier today I had a chance to explore the Thames Tunnel - an underwater tunnel beneath the River Thames, built between 1825 and 1843. It measures 11m wide by 6m high and is about 400m long. It was the first tunnel known to have been constructed successfully underneath a navigable river. It was used by pedestrians until it became part of the London Overground railway network. The Thames Tunnel is not usually open to the public, this weekend being an exception.

The early Polynesian settlers called the country Aotearoa, meaning Land of the Long White Cloud. It is a name by which New Zealand is quite often known.

 

Close to the Australian continent, New Zealand shares much of its history and culture with Australia.

 

Captain James Cook sailed around New Zealand in the Endeavour in 1769 on his voyage of discovery of Australia. On his three voyages around the New Zealand coast, he not only mapped the area but also provided place names, many of which still exist today.

I was looking at this image earlier today and noticed I had misinterpreted it. I thought it was three drops on one blade of grass. In fact. It is two blades intersecting at the top, providing mutual support for each other. So, I reworked it a bit and am re-releasing it.

 

I mean it also as a thanks to all the fine people here on flickr who are constantly and consistently giving me encouragement and feedback on my work. It is invaluable and greatly appreciated. I hope I am helping you all a little bit with my feedback as well. It certainly is fun!

today i rise more early than usual.offer my fajar prayer to a different mosque.go to one of my old spot the man do not want to stand up.but i am very much determine...

Early morning, still night darkness

 

The Cathedral of Linköping is the second biggest church in Sweden, and is 110 m long and 107m in height.

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Year 1153 was the stone church with certainty completed, which emerges from the documents of the Church Council in the same year, it was then a Romanesque basilica and about half as large as today.

Today one of the summit craters of Etna, the Voragine, is producing a very strong degassation. This view is from the terrace of my home in Paternó.

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"The Voragine is the only one of Etna's four summit craters, which has not erupted in the past decade - it was last seen in Strombolian activity in early October 1999, a few weeks after it had produced one of the most powerful explosive paroxysms on record at Etna in the past more than 100 years.

 

This morning, on 27 February 2013, the Bocca Nuova started erupting again, and this new episode was very similar to a series of miniature paroxysms from the Bocca Nuova we've seen earlier this year, from mid-January until early February - before the New Southeast Crater celebrated its triumphant return on the scene." (Boris Behncke - INGV volcanologist).

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Nikon D7000;

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4.

Up and out early today hoping to miss the bad weather that is apparently coming. Already had rain, hail, sunshine and high winds.

Holm wood has quite a number of fungi still about, mostly the usual suspects - Turkey Tail, Birch Polypore, Leafy Brain, Curtain crust etc. This was the only terrestrial fungi visible, all the more special as I have not come across this before.

28/365

early this morning in de Betuwe ( Netherlands )

I've just shot this scene today, early morning, with my new compact camera while driving to work... I just had to stop and contemplate after so much snow in the last days.... Bright and peaceful view of the sky mirrored on the gold water. Naturally beautiful.

Any other comment, I'll leave it up to you.

 

No PP, just posted as shot, the camera set automatically in Sunset Mode and did it like this

 

Ho scattato questa scena con la mia nuova compattina stamattina, andando al lavoro... Mi sono dovuto per forza fermare e contemplare tanta bellezza dopo la neve appena passata... Una vista placida e luminosa del cielo riflesso sull'acqua dorata. Naturalmente bella.

Gli altri commenti li lascio a voi...

 

Nessun ritocco, la macchina si è settata da sola in modalità Tramonto.

I shot this early morning today, though initially I wanted to avoid the log, but I felt it just adds up to the composition. It was early morning, not much light, but I didn't want to increase the ISO, instead used a slower shutter speed.

 

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My spell checker complains about the word Perflection :-)

 

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Have a lovely and peaceful weekend everyone, and see you in a week. It is family time before school starts. I will be checking my mail and from time to time I will update my groups. Take care!

 

I'm not a morning person, but after picking trough the window early today, I decided to grab the camera and capture the first sun rays of the day...

   

My photography is mostly nature. I enjoy macro photography a lot, but it is difficult to decide what I like the most about this art.

 

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Ninety-four of my photos have made it to Explore, one has appeared on the front page, and others at places 14, 25 and 52. If you’d like to see them, please go to my Explore set.

  

TO MY FRIENDS:

 

Flicker is giving me an opportunity to meet a group of wonderful people. Thanks for making me feel so proud of what I do and love.

  

ABOUT GROUPS:

 

I only submit my photos to groups whose pages are not private.

  

MY THANKS:

 

I appreciate your visit and your comments. Thank you!

 

Martha.

  

Another early morning capture form the balcony of my hotel in Salalah. The clouds were weaving lovely patterns around the sun and the sunlight gently touched the shore line of the Arabian Sea with a lovely glow.

 

Nature gives us many spectacular moments and all of you have given me one today! Thank you for five million views. It is a number that I can hardly fathom. THANK YOU!

 

A reminder that all of my images are copyrighted and are not for your use in any way unless you contact me. Thank you so much for your visits and comments.

Today was the first really frosty morning I have seen on the common this winter. The sky was clear so the low sun cast some pretty good light.

 

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I decided, earlier today, to explore a cave (alone this time) where it was rumored a black mage was practicing necromancy. After disposing of a few animated skeletons, I, unseen, crept into the room where he was practicing his dark arts. From a distance, I shot him with an arrow. The arrow, as it turns out was only a poorly made iron arrow and the shot was sloppy... too much time in a pub the night before. The mage fell to the floor but was only wounded, He was reaching upward toward an enhanced magical dagger when I put a second arrow, better placed, into his skull... a clean kill. What you see here is his last attempt to reach that dagger. Now the villagers of the surrounding towns may rest a bit easier.

Earlier today I reached 100,000 views on this account. I wanted to take this moment to thank all the people that have added me as a contact, made a photo I've taken a favorite, or left a comment (positive or negative).

 

I started documenting the bay area graffiti almost 3 years ago and feel like I have come a long way with my photo taking skills. At this point graffiti photography is less of a hobby and more of an unhealthy obsession that consumes me and all my free time.

 

Thanks to all the writers who constantly bomb the bay and give me something to do with my free time.

 

Extra special thanks to my homie and photo partner in crime Everydaydude for always being down for adventures and making sure I don't die falling off roofs.

© Jeff R. Clow

 

A shot taken along the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park during our recently completed photo tour in the area....

 

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Thanks - as always - for stopping by my photostream today.

Early start today...so early post :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend xxx

Captured earlier today on the first day of our two day drive back home to Vancouver.

 

Drive by shot.

This time last year, the Cherry blossoms were falling off the branches, but not today, just buds...but this morning was not a total waste. A 20 minute show of incredible colors was the highlight of the morning. You all know this scene, or should know by now.

 

I will return to this spot next week with hopes of framing this with cherry blossoms.....

 

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Earlier today I posted the pretty clear water from Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park. Here the fresh water from Crater Lake is in that same category. Water here is from rain and snow that falls in the Crater.

 

Hence the fine blue colors from the high altitude sky falling down on the supreme clear water.

Today reminded me of the early months of the 365 and the finger numbing cold of trying to take photos in sub zero temperatures!

Out early today and enjoying the Morning Sun.

There is a very strong cold wind howling past my windows today, and yesterday I was shivering out in the rain, so this green scene from warmer days in September looked pretty good to me. Hope you all had a nice Halloween and All Saints Day.

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