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It's the Time of the Passage. And if We do not Dare to make it, We will have been Always to the edge of Ourselves.

 

Fernando Pessoa

Northerly Island, on the east side of Burnham Harbor, about a ½ mile across the harbor, east of Soldier Field (where the Chicago Bears [football team] play). ~ View On Black

 

Northerly Island used to be Miegs Air Field. A little airport that Mayor Daley had put to the bulldozer and dug up in the middle of the night, July 20, 2006. One evening it’s an airport; the next morning it ain’t. Just like that.

 

I loved this midnight raid as the airport wouldn’t allow people to use the area (for biking, walking, fishing, picnicking, breathing, star-gazing, etc.). It also scared me (this 12:01 in the a.m., full-metal jacket, frontal assault) because, next time, this display of political will and power could just as easily be used against something I like or treasure.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT1fzsFqfIM – sounds of a prairie

 

But done was done: with no going back. So, there was no need, or desire for recourse, when you’re on the side that benefited from such action. There was no, and probably never will be, any recourse for the other guys. I do know, however, that good-luck-and-bad-luck, gain-and-loss, are two eerily, similar-looking sides of the same coin. So I do gloat privately at the rich man's loss of a private airfield on public land, but such feelings are hidden behind a real "concern for the due process of law."

 

I think that is called a moral or philosophical ambiguity.

 

Northerly island has been slowly morphing into a nature area, a prairie of sorts; semi-consciously designed now for more passive uses (walking, biking on the road, sitting, looking at nature, fishing) than for aggressive activities (airplanes or anything involving wacking a ball around).

 

Northerly Island is actually a peninsula. It sits between Lake Michigan to the east, while to the west, the inexorable march of money throws longer and longer silhouettes on the Island’s western shore – in the form of taller and taller buildings as the skyward reaching skyline of Chicago creeps ever closely the Island's way

 

There's that coin thing, I think.

 

But, for now, the moon rises over Lake Michigan, big as a supper plate held at arms length, bright as a flashlight shone in the eye. Birds fly about at dusk, insects too: each in search of bits of food tinier than themselves. Animals – real animals; not cats, dogs, squirrels and pigeons – scamper, bound, swoop, hover and clamber about.

 

If you care to look, there will be little bitty bones, bits of fur and bone-dry, empty carapaces slung about in the morning; remnants of the circle of life, circling, catching and eating itself. Water slaps at the shore, wind whistles through leaves, and with true, but quiet grit, stars will manage against the odds, to power their way through light polluted skies.

 

Out here, at least, Life (the kind before cities expelled it) once again runs at full gallop.

 

Bird-watchers, watch. Fishermen, fish. Walkers, walk. The spirit, revitalizes. As for those other ones, the hurried ones - the one’s who are just realizing that they haven’t breathed all day, well, they stop and breathe. So simple a thing...this breathing....yes? No?

 

The Island allows one to feel more human, more connected to this earth than does standing in any one of our manicured parks or kept up beaches; more connected even than when sitting comfortably on the couch, wine glass in hand, viewing the scene through a bay window on the 45th floor of a luxury condo with a Lake view (although the real estate marketing ads might beg to differ).

 

And, we people – just regular people, everyday, plain people, people without money, or political or social clout – get to experience it at ground level.

 

Come see it while it lasts.

 

From the movie, “Dances with Wolves.”

 

Major Fambrough: With your hero's record Sir Good Knight, you can have picked any assignment. Why did you choose such an isolated place? You wish to see the frontier?

 

Lt.John Dunbar (soon to become “Dances with Wolves”): Yes Sir, before it is gone.

 

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A cold morning during the month of January.

 

Taken early in the morning. I love the contrast of the snow sprinkled on the pine tree, the different tones of blue in the sky, and the sun trying to appear and scape the clouds and heavy fog.

 

I certainly like better the warm days, but winter also give us a fantastic show. A little bit more, and we are going to enjoy spring here in this part of America, and I can't wait!

 

An artistic filter was added, and also a very light texture.

 

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I enjoy nature photography the most, since I love the outdoors and long hiking trips. Macro photography is a true passion for me, since I get to watch a miniature world that opens without limits, before the camera makes the funny sound.

 

Graphic design is another way to express myself. I love reinventing a photo that I have seen in different ways. Sometimes, I use my own textures to do so.

 

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A wild Owls Clover field, about 20 minutes from home. Is that amazing?

This image is focus stacked in 4 shots and manually blended and processed in PS CC.

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Kenner historically French: Cannes-Brûlées is the sixth-largest city in the U.S. State of Louisiana. It is the largest city in Jefferson Parish, United States, Louisiana's second-most populous parish, and a suburb of New Orleans.

The Minden area (Northwest Germany) is full of old mills (wind, water, horse, oil) maintained by volunteers and private owners. Whit Monday is traditionally the day when most of the more than 40 mills are open to the public. This year we took the windmill of Eickhorst and the river mill in Minden city for a visit.

Here’s a photo of the amazing cloudy sunset that we had on Sunday evening… taken from Strand beach.

 

The mountain range that you can see in the distance is (just over 30 kilometers away) on the other side of False Bay. The right-most tip is at Muizenberg and the left-most tip is at Cape Point. From here it looks very much like someone decided to span a fence right across the bay… which would be too crazy to contemplate… and is fortunately not the case. This (now broken) fence is actually supposed to prevent people from wandering from the public beach area into the high-security military/government installation next door. It didn’t stop me from stepping through the fence though… despite the huge sign warning me that it was private property and guarded by large vicious dogs!!

 

You might be interested to know that the two images that make up this Vertorama were taken by my new entry-level DSLR… the amazing Nikon D3100!! This camera is just a fraction of the price of the D300… yet it includes (almost) all the same features… and quite a lot more!! I’ll be using this camera for the next few weeks while my D300 is in for a (much needed) service… and also as a second (spare) camera for a two-week trip to Banff in the Canadian Rockies that I have planned for later this year!! Now that I’ve spent some time exploring the D3100 (and carefully checking out the image quality)… I can really recommend it to anyone who wants to take very decent photos… for a very reasonable price!

 

Nikon D3100, Sigma 10-20mm at 10mm, aperture of f9, with a 1/10th second exposure.

 

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Early one morning during the Autumn I was taking images of this scene, with the lovely cloud formation and the trees in the background, painted with all their autumn colours, when from a nearby airfield this single engined plane arrived on the scene, it's engine piercing the silence.

 

I managed to get this image before it disappeared again from view. It must have been quite a view from the sky that morning, but then again I was quite pleased with the view from my angle too.

 

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Badwater Basin is an endorheic basin in Death Valley National Park, Death Valley, Inyo County, California, noted as the lowest point in North America, with an elevation of 282 ft (86 m) below sea level. Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous 48 states, is only 84.6 miles (136 km) to the WNW.

The site itself consists of a small spring-fed pool of bad water next to the road in a sink; the accumulated salts of the surrounding basin make it undrinkable, thus giving it the name. The pool does have animal and plant life, including pickleweed, aquatic insects, and the Badwater snail.

Adjacent to the pool, where water is not always present at the surface, repeated freeze–thaw and evaporation cycles gradually push the thin salt crust into hexagonal honeycomb shapes.

 

EXPLORE #67 - Thanks again.

 

Millendreath Beach, Looe. Once a thriving holiday park. Chalets now sold off for private use. An uncertain future for this site Rather run-down now but beautiful when you know the best times to view it.

 

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Maiden's Tower

 

The Maiden's Tower (Turkish: Kız Kulesi), also known as Leander's Tower (Tower of Leandros) since the medieval Byzantine period, is a tower lying on a small islet located at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus strait 200 m (220 yd) from the coast of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

History

After the naval victory at Cyzicus, the Ancient Athenian general Alcibiades possibly built a custom station for ships coming from the Black Sea on a small rock in front of Chrysopolis (today's Üsküdar).[2] In 1110 Byzantine Emperor Alexius Comnenus built a wooden tower protected by a stone wall.[2] From the tower an iron chain stretched across to another tower erected on the European shore, at the quarter of Mangana in Constantinople.[2] The islet was then connected to the Asiatic shore through a defense wall, whose underwater remains are still visible.[2] during the siege of Constantinople in 1453, the tower held a Byzantine Garrison commanded by the Venetian Gabriele Trevisano.[2] After the conquest of the city, Sultan Mehmet II used the structure as a watch tower.[2] The tower, mistakenly known as Leander's Tower after the legend of Hero and Leander (which took place in the Dardanelles), was destroyed during the earthquake of 1509, and burned in 1721.[2] Since then it was used as a lighthouse, and the surrounding walls were repaired in 1731 and 1734, until in 1763 it was erected using stone.[2] From 1829 the tower was used as a quarantine station, and in 1832 was restored by Sultan Mahmud II.[2] Restored again by the harbour authority in 1945,[2] the most recent restoration began in 1998, and steel supports were added around the ancient tower as a precaution after the 17 August 1999 earthquake.[3]

The interior of the tower has been transformed into a popular café and restaurant, with an excellent view of the former Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman capital.[4] Private boats make trips to the tower several times a day.[5]

  

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First day in Cabarete, was wonderfull night!

 

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It is Christmas break for me too. I am home, no money after Christmas (who has?), lazing about, seriously starting to think and work towards getting my images into brick-and-mortar and online galleries in 2013 (gotta' start making this shit pay some of its own way - and I wish a new D800 Nikon :-)))).

 

I've been on Flickr less than usual and that is kinda' ok too. I admit to being a bit sluggish and uninspired towards the act of creating and working on images this winter season. I have brain-drain or a "flat-lined creative mind" after a year of heat, work and personal challenges, I think.

 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=szy9br7EfJw - Sarah Vaughn, "Key Largo"

 

So with little inspiration from within, I must seek from without.

 

I ran across one of Paul Grand's tutorials. It is from at least five years ago I think. www.flickr.com/photos/paulgrand/7415209220/in/photostream/ - Paul too, has been a long time texture and creative inspiration to me.

 

I shot a series of beach scenes one "trying-to-be rainy" day in early December 2012 (it has been warm and dry here, and thus no snow). It was still a nippy 35 degrees out, and my uncovered ears and clean bean felt every degree of it. These clouds looked wet, but as they descended they turned out to be quite foggy and misty, but they held no rain.

 

As I shot the scene I had vague thoughts of doing something texturely with them, but I had no concrete idea as to what that might be.

 

This image seemed to be good to use for one of his texture suggestion lessons. I didn't have his image as a visual guide, so I just the followed his printed text recipe. He lists the name of the texture, the blending mode and opacity adjustments. I laid these out and then tweaked afterward, adding burning, dodging, and a gradient layer. But the basic order, and overall flavor of the work is his inspiration.

 

All textures are from Flypaper Texture

 

Apple Blush - Overlay 66%

Caramel Soft - Hard Light 22%

Base Layer copy - Soft Light 15%

Raw Linen - Color Burn 19%

Icarus Haze - Soft Light 35%

Black-to-Clear gradient layer - Hard Light 20% (for the sky)

Base Layer copy - Soft Light 35%

Base Layer

 

The beach just behind the building where I work: the South Shore Cultural Center. And as with many such gifts that stare us right in the face in our lives, the people who work here barely use it. In a city of 2.8 or 2.9 million, there was - as there often is here - only me.

 

There are two, ringed, stone, fire pits just before the trees end (under the last clump trees on the left). You are sheltered under a canopy of branches and leaves - some what of a cathedral of green effect - but you have a 270 degree view of the Lake. I shall celebrate the Vernal Equinox, March 20, 2013 with an evening fire ceremony.

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Mist and clouds rolled down from Upper Neuadd :-) Happy sunrise !!!!

  

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This past Thursday, I taught a private workshop in the San Francisco area. My student for the day, Mark Shaiken, had flown in from the Midwest to spend a few days in the city around his anniversary.

 

As we set up in Sausalito, a spot I had chosen after researching the tides and sunrise angles, I could tell that we had a chance at some color as the fog enveloped the Marin Headlands behind us. I took the opportunity to set up my camera for a few shots to get a feel for conditions and specifically to see how different filters would affect the scene as Mark wanted some instruction on his Singh-Ray filters.

 

As the sun had starting glowing a bit too harshly to the east, I noticed this transition of fog and clearer skies catching some late sunrise light. I used my Singh-Ray Vari-ND dialed to near max density to keep the exposure longer to help smooth the water. I angled my Singh-Ray reverse ND grad along the transition line of the fog and sky to help balance the light.

 

Mark, it was a pleasure to meet you and to have the opportunity to share some knowledge with you.

 

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25 sec @ f22, ISO 100

Singh-Ray Vari-ND

Singh-Ray 3-stop Reverse GND filter

As late as 1980s and early 1990s, Tanjong Rhu was an industrial area with shipyards. The water surrounding Tanjong Rhu was polluted with industrial and domestic waste, creating an extremely unpleasant environment. A massive relocation exercise was then undertaken by the Singapore Government to transform Tanjong Rhu into a high-end residential area.

 

Reclamation of land along the Tanjong Rhu coast began as early as 1992. Private developers then started the new residential developments in Tanjong Rhu. Today, the shipyards have since been relocated elsewhere and condominiums have replaced them.

At Lake Tahoe's outlet to the Truckee River.

 

Happy Sunday! Thanks, as always, for stopping by and for all of your kind comments, awards and faves -- I appreciate them all.

 

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The sun has just disappeared from view, leaving behind the subtle shades of many colours which paint the darkening clouds and the sky. Gentle breeze gives the evening air a suddenly chilly feel, while a swan gracefully glides across the water. Within a few moments this scene passes, replaced with increasing darkness. Fleeting, but intense beauty!

 

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1 hour before sunset, the vast grounds of the Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve turned slightly golden in colour.

 

Taken at the Kagga Kamma Private Nature Reserve.

 

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Early morning mist filling the valley below Bury Hill, South Downs Way,West Sussex. :copyright: All Rights restricted. Use of this image without prior permission of the photographer, for any purpose is strictly prohibited. This includes all print or electronic media, blogs etc. If you would like to use this image please contact the photographer , Private Prints, editorial and commercial rights available for details of fees, via email: eunice.bergin@virgin.net.

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Hello, again, my dear-dear Flickr friends!!! I have really missed you!

 

Well, we eventually returned home, Nicholas and myself, after the ash-cloud adventure… My beloved garden looked in a…Springtime-mess, like a countryside Spring-landscape…My kittens were very well, but the household needed quite much of my private time… And here I am!

 

What you can see here is the “Blue Forest”, “The Forest of Hal” actually! Hal is a village , about 15’ drive from my home in Waterloo (Belgium). I have been there twice recently, once with Nicholas, and once alone. It is one of the top-places to visit by the end of April every year !! The trees are full of their tender-green transparent baby-leaves!! And the ground is covered practically everywhere, by a wild Hyacinths-blue-carpet!! When it is sunny, like when I was there alone, the spectacle is Divine!! The scent is magnificent!!! Because , the sun gives to the transparent baby tree-leaves and to the blue carpet a look of Other, Better Worlds!!! The spectacle is of an exceptional and rare Nature-Beauty!!

 

Rest Bay, Porthcawl - now known as a world class surfing beach - was once the place where South Wales Miners, and others, would convalesce in the Rest Convalescent Home, which overlooks the beach.

"The Rest was established as a seaside convalescent hospital for the working classes, particularly miners, in 1862, in Porthcawl, Glamorgan, at the initiative of Dr James Lewis, of Maesteg, Glamorgan. Lewis was supported by Florence Nightingale, the reformer of hospital nursing. The institution was maintained and supported by private contributors which included prominent landownwers, industialists, the trade union movement, friendly societies and a host of private individuals; it was rebuilt in the 1870s-1880s. It remains active as Rest Bay Convalescent Home."

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Created for Photobicho ~ Photochimera challenge 19, Sheep

 

BG, Parrot and Nest purchased from DeviantScrap.

 

Sheep from MorgueFiles. Feathers, from my private stock.

 

Texture: Aussiestock - Dookaburra Skies, mine.

Early morning mist filling the valley below Bury Hill, South Downs Way,West Sussex. :copyright: All Rights restricted. Use of this image without prior permission of the photographer, for any purpose is strictly prohibited. This includes all print or electronic media, blogs etc. If you would like to use this image please contact the photographer , Private Prints, editorial and commercial rights available for details of fees, via email: eunice.bergin@virgin.net.

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A very beautiful park "Sahid Mangal Pandey Uddan"(Nishan Ghat) facing the Ganges at Barrackpore .Mangal Pandey (About this sound listen (help·info); 19 July 1827 – 8 April 1857), was an Indian soldier who played a key part in events immediately preceding the outbreak of the Indian rebellion of 1857.Mangal Pandey was a sepoy (private) in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI) regiment of the British East India Company. While contemporary British opinion considered him a traitor and mutineer, Pandey is widely regarded as a freedom fighter in modern India. In 1984, the Indian government issued a postage stamp to commemorate him. His life and actions have also been portrayed in several cinematic productions.

I am running a seven day workshop to the gorgeous island of Harris & Lewis Mon 20th - Sun 26th Nov 2017. Price is £1395 and includes six nights full board at the beautiful Harris Hotel, ferry over from Uig, Skye to Harris, all transport during the week in a modern Ford Tourneo nine seater minibus, dedicated 1-2-1 tuition & image review/post processing sessions.

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This beach that you can see here was photographed on my last day there back in January and it is typical of the stunningly beautiful sandy beaches that you see on Harris. The colour of the water is aqua, the sandy lovely and golden and the skies either bright blue or full of the most vibrant clouds known to man.

 

Scotland is sure one hell of a place to visit with a camera and I never tire of doing so whatever the weather/time of the year but late autumn should produce some stunning colours whilst still being mild. The temperatures were ten degrees in the middle of January which happened to be the warmest in Europe at the time. Apparently Lewis and Harris does not suffer extreme cold weather in the winter.

 

Anyway, I hope you all like the image as much as I did taking it :D

 

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St Matthew's Church (Normanton Church) is a grade II listed building, built in classical style. The tower and the western portico were built by Thomas Cundy Jr between 1826 and 1829, based on the design of St John's, Smith Square in Westminster, while the nave and apse were constructed in 1911, by J. B. Gridley of London.

 

The building was once the private chapel for the Normanton Estate, but it was de-consecrated in 1970, and was to have been demolished as part of the reservoir construction, as its floor was below the proposed water level. Following a public outcry, the lower half was filled with stone and rubble, and a concrete cap constructed just below the level of the windows.

 

An embankment was built around the church leaving it a prominent feature on the water's edge. The structure formerly housed a museum recording the history of Rutland Water, which is now located in the visitor centre. The structure is now used as a venue for civil weddings and concerts.

 

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View On Black This image is for Cristal, whose quiet sensuality and softness I tried to capture in this image. Must be viewed large to see the entire frame!

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The Minden area (Northwest Germany) is full of old mills (wind, water, horse, oil) maintained by volunteers and private owners. Whit Monday is traditionally the day when most of the more than 40 mills are open to the public. This year we took the windmill of Eickhorst and the river mill in Minden city for a visit.

 

In the last few days I have been on long bike rides, trying to find good places to photograph. I am in Finland and as you may know this land is filled with lakes which offer plenty of opportunities for photographers. However, it is not always easy to find good locations (because lakes might be surrounded with private properties etc). Few local photographers kindly helped me out and shared their knowledge. I just hope I have enough good light and time to capture these places. I will share one image from this trip with you. More to come..

 

January 2015 early morning on the Palmer Private Course at PGA West

Boats on the shingle beach at Dungeness on the Kent coast, England. I was happily snapping away when I realised how fast the storm was approaching; luckily I just made it back to the safety of my car before it poured down.

 

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The Minden area (Northwest Germany) is full of old mills (wind, water, horse, oil) maintained by volunteers and private owners. Whit Monday is traditionally the day when most of the more than 40 mills are open to the public. This year we took the windmill of Eickhorst and the river mill in Minden city for a visit.

For ODC-What summer looks like. Private beach, but the view is for all

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Fourth of July, 2017

Corporation Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The Minden area (Northwest Germany) is full of old mills (wind, water, horse, oil) maintained by volunteers and private owners. Whit Monday is traditionally the day when most of the more than 40 mills are open to the public. This year we took the windmill of Eickhorst and the river mill in Minden city for a visit.

Picture taken and processed by my son Leon, 11 years old.

Created for EXPLORE Worthy Challenge #18 - FLOWERS

WINNER - 3rd place

 

And for AwardTree Challenge #76 - Spring Treatment

 

With many thanks to BY - YOUR for the beautiful white peacock.

 

Thanks also to:

(texture) Termin8er (x2)

(texture) Jinterwas

(texture) SkeletalMess

 

Flower images, from my private stock. Texture - Triptych in sepia 2, mine

 

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I started working on this piece yesterday, This is my 4th try, with 3 previous tries ending up in the recycle bin. : ]]

 

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