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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.

 

Main texture by Susan: cathairstudios ~ www.flickr.com/photos/cathairstudios/4979847728/

 

Stars courtesy Pareeerica: www.flickr.com/photos/8078381@N03/sets/72157603745560932/

Bird brushes: Distress Jewell ~ www.flickr.com/photos/jewellofdistressed/

Skeletalmess ~ www.flickr.com/photos/skeletalmess/

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.

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First day in Cabarete, was wonderfull night!

 

this is not a HDR or montage see my set here; www.flickr.com/photos/eldano/4270798910/

 

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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.

 

www.flickr.com/groups/flypapertextures/ - Flypaper Textures

 

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.

BEST IN FULL SCREEN

 

Camera: Sigma DP1.

Exposure: 15 sec.

Aperture: 8,0

Self-timer.

Iso: 50.

Tripod.

Processing: Sigma Pro/PhotoFiltre.

 

MUSIC: Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There

Spice Girls - Who Do You Think You Are

 

Spice Girls- Girl Power live in Istanbul 1997

 

Yesterday was Full Moon, and I had called and been allowed to come up in a private apartment on the 2nd floor of photographing UTZON center in Aalborg, but when I called to get in touch with the lady I could not take her, so I went ahead to HOUSE OF THE MUSIC which has just been inaugurated. There was only about 300 meters there, and as the blue hour had just arrived, I began to photograph. It was dry weather, but only 4 degrees with a slightly strong winds. The full moon was up and I walked around the area to find a suitable POV. Camera equipment had to be rigged, so I went into the heat of the House of Music. When I came out, the moon disappeared behind some clouds, so I decided to photograph the beautiful building from scratch in about 2 hours.

 

The tourist office can maybe use it if I manage to take a similar picture with many happy people everywhere. Of course I will try, but it will be very difficult, as the recording here is 15 sec.

  

House of Music is a concert hall in Aalborg, and it includes concert hall and practice rooms for Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Music. House of Music is located at the Music Room at the fjord on an old port area at Nordkraft. Construction began in July 2010 and first moved into the house 1 July 2013. The house was inaugurated. March 29, 2014 with great opening concert and the largest fyrvækerishow to end of day.

 

In January 2014 published by House of Music its opening program, consisting of 30 concerts in 13 days of blah. Jamie Cullum, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and of course Aalborg Symphony Orchestra. Only two months after the opening of the House of Music is the great Danish organ made by Marcussen & Son opened with a concert by the renowned organist John Scott.

 

In April-May 2014, the house will be home to the world's largest Wagner singing competition The Lauritz Melchior International Singing Competition to be electing the world's best opera singer in Richard Wagner's music.

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!

 

- This image has been included on the 7+ Super Hearts Mosaic in January 2008.

 

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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.

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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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.

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.

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Update 2/2/13: I did some updates processing wise on this image and thought I would bring it back around since it's a few years old.

 

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Hello folks. I know it's been a VERY long time since my last post here. I just checked and it was about 3 months ago in fact. I know for some that would lead to cardiac arrest, the thought of photographing for months and not posting anything online. As much as I enjoy technology and our modern day tools I also believe in breaks from constant online interaction, it's healthy for the mind and soul. That said I pretty much feel off the social media map this summer. I cannot complain though. It's been a busy summer filled workshops, private tours and quite a bit of family time with our new daughter. With all of that I did not get many personal photography trips but those that have taken a workshop or tour with me know that I enjoy that side of photography, seeing others learn and grow. I met some great folks in the process which is always a plus.

 

I did manage to still accumulate some new images for the portfolio over summer which is always good as well. Many have been processed and some still wait to be processed. This is one taken in between tours while staying in Central OR. It is also a perfect example of being ready to change your comp from horizontal to vertical on a moments notice. I had it all setup for a great horizontal image with a sky full of clouds. Then right at sunset the clouds moved fast and left a big empty spot with my horizontal comp that I did not care for here. I changed to vertical and this is what I ended up with. It's definitely not my fav from this summer but it' still a good keeper in my book.

 

Along the lines of new images. I have updated my new website (www.adrianklein.com) with this image and many others. I would post the link here but with Flickr's strict and bewildering rules about links to certain things within a post, it tells me I cannot do that. Feel free to check it out if you like. And I know I have not done a new podcast in sometime either. Hopefully a new one is coming soon. I look forward to checking out some of your photo streams from the summer. I am sure I have missed some great work posted here. As usual thanks for all comments!

 

Portfolio & Services

 

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.

 

Nikon D300

Nikkor 35-70mm @ 35mm

25 sec @ f22, ISO 100

Singh-Ray Vari-ND

Singh-Ray 3-stop Reverse GND filter

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.

This was one of the first images I took at Boscombe Pier on the day we visited Boscombe beach. Following the huge downpour the decking is still soaking wet and puddles of water can be clearly seen. The cloud cover was still thick and the light quality surreal.

 

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Note: image taken with a Canon 20D & Sigma 15mm Fisheye lens. Processed afterwards using Adobe Lightroom 2, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and a Wacom Intous A4 graphics tablet.

 

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Please Note: This image may not be used for any purpose without written permission from F-2 Photography. You are NOT allowed to download, blog, print, broadcast, publish, use in a mosaic, use on a forum, distribute, change and/or manipulate this image for commercial, private or non-commercial reasons.

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.

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

Ill be heading back here tomorrow to lead a private workshop with a gentleman from California who I am sure will be as amazed by these rolling hills as the rest of us. Then I'm off to do some shooting of my own to put the new D800 through it's paces...so far I have figured out how to turn it on...so I am well ahead of the curve. ;)

 

In other news.... my Mom has joined flickr to share her iPhone macro shots. Please do me a huge favor and jump over to welcome her and give her some support! You can find her here: www.flickr.com/photos/indiadawn/7350138250/in/contacts/ She would be happy to see you and already looks at many of your photographs regularly!

 

We have 2 workshops left this year and will be adding 1 day Seattle & Portland dates in the near future. Please get in touch with me to discuss any private workshop events you may be interested in this summer!

 

All images are copyrighted by Aaron Reed. Do NOT use my images on blogs, personal or professional websites, or any other digital media without my explicit permission.

  

“Ah, Hope! what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.”

(Quote by Susanna Moodie(1803–1885), British born Canadian author)

 

Each word from this quote reflect in the Ganges, here in Varanasi (Benaras), the oldest living city in the world, where each face, each hand, each smile or gesture are golden ray of light.

I feel that all this grace is connected to the deepest part of humanity that we all carry from generation to generation and there is no doubt that there is something there teaching to look ahead as if the following days should be shining.

 

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Self Portrait.

 

A 365 outtake from months ago.

 

Had this on my photostream as private for a few days, can't work out whether I like it or not.

The clouds are 'real' by the way, I hung them up :D

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that should be soon Ma Liberté

 

"The sky is one whole, the water another; and between those two infinities the soul of man is in loneliness".

~ Henryk Sienkiewicz

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I will be absent (mostly off ) during all the Holiday Season , taking an Internet break

It's a time of year I hate, because of personal reasons and too many memories ....

Can't explain , might not seem obvious to everyone

....and January isn't really better .... might be worse

Looking forward to the Spring

 

Wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and ALL THE BEST for the NEW YEAR , dear Friends

Have Fun ! Be Happy !!

 

Thank you for your friendship , and support

 

SEE YOU SOON !

 

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quite exceptionally, I post a semi-panoramic format because it suits better, in my opinion. But for sure ,I won't give up the Square, my favourite format

 

in set personal favourites on Flickrock ( nice presentation )

also in set Rêves d'Océan

and ....nothing else matters (set)

 

Finistère Brittany . France.

Nikon D300 ; Nikkor 16-85 VR

processed with SEP2

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under construction ; will be re-posted later , as soon as I could catch up after a PC crash

 

Unfortunately, it seems my PC remains quite unstable , waiting for a full revision

Seems better now , but I'm very busy .... no time ;(

 

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Please no invitation to private groups , nor to multi-levels groups (I mean more than 3 or 4 levels )

I've neither time nor patience to count my awards for 5, 6, 7, 8 ....levels and even up to 10 or 12 (!)

 

but I like to take time for contests !!!!

 

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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..

 

Summer days and summer memories, but Fall is also a feast of color and light, but then again, the long summer days have a special magic, sometimes we feel like they will never end...

 

A self portrait inside a bubble, with pine trees, sun and clouds.

 

Have a wonderful week everyone!

 

Para mi madre...

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j25Y5PVdNM

 

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.

 

EXPLORE:

 

More of one hundred of my photos made it to Explore. One appeared on the front page, and others at 14, 25 and 52. If you’d like to see them, please go to my Explore set.

  

TO MY FRIENDS:

 

Flicker has giving me 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 which pages are not private.

  

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I appreciate your visit and your comment. Thank you!

 

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The other day, my friend was nice enough to make a life-long dream of mine come true - fly! I've wanted to get my private pilot's license since I was 2ft tall. :-)

 

What an incredible experience. I had THE biggest smile on my face the entire time. Ultimate kid-in-a-candy store experience. I couldn't stop smiling if my life depended on it. :D

 

Now for the sidenote... This is an iPhone pic! (Sidenote sidenote: captain put the wrong battery into the 5D, and my film camera decided it didn't love me either (film never caught onto the spool apparently...@*($^!#))

 

:P

 

And yes, Iliveinadream. Most strategic dissertation topic decision ever? Uhhu (:

 

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LARGE is best

  

Shot at Belur. Thanks to heavy monsoons , we ended up on a private car journey from Mangalore to Bangalore. En route and unexpectedly we came to this historic spot called Belur.

 

Some of the most magnificentspecimens of South Indian temples are those attributed to the Hoysala dynasty of Karnataka....right here in Belur. This is the Channakeshava temple complex....all in stone and just magnificent.

 

the temples built in those days were not just limited to the cause of worship and religion. Infact a temple was built for five reasons, where apart from religion, it provided scope for a justice court, a treasure house, an institution to impart ethical education and fostered our various arts including music and dance.

  

This is manually blended from 4 handheld exposures. 1 for the sky treated thru ACR. The others are layer masked or done thru blending modes

We spent four nights staying in a well-appointed cottage on a coffee farm in upcountry Maui, which I highly recommend if you prefer a more relaxed and private vacation than the large resorts. What a treat to watch the sun sink behind the clouds.

 

If you've been counting, you know that this is the last day of 10 of my favorite Maui sites and activities. If you have enjoyed them, don't worry, as more will show up in my photo stream in the future.

 

I'm in New Mexico for a short visit with my family, so will post and comment as time permits. Hope everyone has a great Sunday!

 

Thanks, as always, for stopping by and for all of your kind comments -- I appreciate them all.

 

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Explore #492 May 26th 2009

This house is for sale in Monmouthshire. It has recently been reroofed, has air conditioning, room for an extension and an electricty supply. It has a superb outlook and a private buttercup garden with surrounding trees. Toilets down at The Carpenters Arms. Viewing by appointment only

 

It was a superb day when this was taken, there was not a cloud in the sky and the surrounding countryside looked gorgeous

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To avoid the additional sharpening that Flickr seems to apply to images. Viewing it full size or with the following link will look much cleaner. View on Black

 

I spent about 10 days this summer on the OR Coast leading workshops and tours, mixed with some personal time as well. Summer can be a tough one weather wise, normally no rain but the inversion can keep the shoreline socked in with fog and clouds for days straight. Of course the other times of the year a sunset can be grand only if you are not rained out. This was one of two decent sunsets during my summer outings on the coast. I was with a couple during a private tour and needless to say they were thrilled that the marine layer broke up just enough at sunset to let the light through. Thanks for taking a look.

 

You can listen to a new podcast episode #12 - Pushing The Limits of Artistic Photography Listen to this episode or visit my website to subscribe

 

Due to more strict enforcement of their rules, Flickr has asked me and many others to take down all links for selling prints and the like. However, it is still allowed to have such information in one's Flickr Profile.

Explored 13-Sep-2014 but this has been ranked in Explore 3 days after. Highest Position #5.)

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The shot in Mt Sengen, east-Izu. That day, sea and the sky was summer blue - And the Izu Seven Islands were clearly seen in the horizon.

 

8月4日、東伊豆・浅間山の風力発電所にて。

水平線上に左から伊豆大島、利島、新島、遠目に御蔵島、右端に式根島が見えています。

今夏は天候が思わしくない中、この日は珍しく晴れたので「夏色の空と海」を撮りにこちらへ。

思わず山頂まで(往復30分ほど)歩いてみましたが、この風車は山の中腹に3機ほどあります。

 

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Taken on Aug 4, 2014, 15:26 in Sengen-san, Higashi-izu.

Gear: Nikon D7000

Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM + MB-D11

Handheld shot

 

Shot on Focal @10mm (35mm format @15mm) / iso100 / f9 / Exposure 0.1 second / with C-PLw filter.

Develop by Lightroom 5 and corrected on Photoshop CC.

 

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Petronas Twin Towers in its splendor and if you were to search the tag word azlijamilklccshotnew, you would find three other portfolio photos taken with this as the background.

Since many years I wanted to take a few pictures of the Taj Mahal from the other side of the Yamuna river and a few days ago I could at last do it while I was going by car from Delhi to Lucknow.

Rabindranath Tagore once said that this wonder of the world was "A tear drop in the face of eternity", these words allow me to fly away with the birds and to open a new ethereal dream, under a mysterious moonlight...

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Going through the archives this morning and found this image from approximately 6 months ago. I remember the day like it was yesterday.

 

A group of us arrived well before the crack of dawn at the Deering Estate in Miami to photograph the sunrise. While it's always a thrill to be anywhere just moments prior to the sun making its first appearance, there are few places that are more iconic for south Florida than here. With the palm trees all lined up, as if they were in a procession towards the estate, I sat and found it hard to even shoot ... it was that beautiful. The colors displaying were such a varied sight ... oranges, blues, pinks, yellows, reds, even purples... it was unreal to think that, in the day, this was someones private view! It was such a visual dilemma ... do I shoot in an attempt to capture this beauty for another day ... or do I simply stop and sit back and soak it all in right now in the moment? Even better, can I achieve both? LOL

 

I choose this image today, as we near my favorite day of the week ... Friday ... which represents the dawn of the weekend ahead and the promise of many photographic opportunities. Hope that you enjoy the view!

 

Thanks for stopping by to view and for your thoughts and comments shared.... especially at a time when many of us are struggling to make our way through all of these flickr changes.

 

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The Golden Temple (informal name in Sikhism), is the most sacred and holiest shrine of Sikhism (the holy-of-holies of Sikhism).

The official name of the Temple in Sikhism is: Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, (Punjabi: ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ) which means literally (Harmandir Sahib meaning: The Abode of God).

It is located in Amritsar (meaning: The Pool of the Nectar of Immortality), the holiest city in Sikhism, in the state of Punjab, India.

Sikh devotees, for whom the Temple is a symbol of infinite freedom and spiritual independence, come to the Temple from all over the world to enjoy its environs and offer their prayers.

 

The Gold plating on the Golden temple makes it so unique and the reflection in the water gives an etherial beauty to the whole complex.

 

When I come to Amritsar for my work I try to come there everyday.

I took this picture two days ago at dusk when I saw this man who was following the evening prayer which started inside the Temple and that we could all listen outside.

 

If Heaven exits I wish it looks like this...

 

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A special thanks to everyone who attended this weekend's workshop in the Palouse. We had a great time and hope that all of you did also. The light on Friday was less than desirable and Saturday morning was overcast. Saturday night we made one more trip up to Steptoe Butte hoping for some nice light and we were not disappointed! Everyone was able to spend a solid hour searching for the best compositions in the hills below. For those who want to know, the fields are behind by a couple of weeks and the flowers are at peak right now. If you have the opportunity to get out there, you should do it. You'll be glad you did. I have one person interested in sharing the cost of a private 2 day workshop here in the next two weeks. If this is you, let me know and I will fill you in on the details.

Good evening to you all!

 

for a total of a fulfilled and beautiful day an image that fits you today to this beautiful weather mood :)

 

with this picture I want to show you once again what can be so nice if you discover now and then ventures into the wilderness :)

 

taken at a quarry (private property) << ^ ^ to the late hour.

 

As always, feedback is welcome and share who you like :)

 

still a pleasant evening and a good start into the new week wishes you A & P Photography :)

On our Saturday drive it was still 31C at 6pm so I suggested we detour and head to the beach. The water was still so calm in the Northumberland Strait compared to what we had expected with Hurricane Bil on the way. When we got to the beach there was a gate saying it was closed, but we went anyway and had a great time with only a handful of people on the beach. I just loved the glow of colors at that time of day..

and sorry for posting two at once...i meant to keep the other one marked 'private" till later..

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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Frankrijk 29-07-2012 Les deux capes, France, Aan het nauw van Calais op 34 km van Dover England

 

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I like this photo for many reasons, the reflections of the trees, the running water, the different shades of blue, the dry leaves, and I guess every element that takes part in this composition.

 

While working on this image, I started to think about the death tree. I thought about birds, small animals and humans enjoying it while it was alive, and I felt glad that it still is surrounded by living ones, beautiful nature and I'm sure is still helpful to tired birds taking a break on their way somewhere...

 

While I wait for Spring, I'm still cleaning past years files, and putting aside the ones I like best. I hope you'll like this one.

 

I'm soooo ready for Spring!

 

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Nature inspired me to become a photographer. I specially love trees, birds and flowers, but there is so much to see, enjoy and capture during a long hiking trip, a lake, a conservation area, forest or park, that I wouldn’t have the space or time to write about every single thing!

 

Graphic design is another way to express myself. I love reinventing a photo that I have seen, in different ways. I use Photoshop to do these transformations, and I also my own photos to create textures.

 

EXPLORE:

 

More than one hundred of my photos made it to Explore. One appeared on the front page, and others at 14, 25 and 52. If you’d like to see them, please go to my Explore set.

 

ABOUT GROUPS:

 

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

 

MY THANKS:

 

Flickr has given me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, and many have become my cyber friends.

 

I appreciate everybody’s visit and comments. Thank you!

 

Martha.

 

One Summer day at Montauk, most peaceful place with no crowds at all,

Each resort has its private beach.

Have a great week ahead everyone.

(Title inspiration)

 

When you talk about Blue Hour it's a bit misleading because it's not an hour and it isn't necessarily "blue" - just how our eyes perceive the color temperature in that dusky light. Also when you talk about Blue Hour it's usually relating to city photography, and at a population just shy of 3,000, I don't think McCall, Idaho, really counts as such. Still, I was already out by the lake for sunset and didn't have anything to lose by pushing myself to stay out a bit longer. The only problem is that the compositionally-beautiful docks are all private with massive prissy warning signs shooing you away. Like I'm going to ruin their docks by taking a photo. But in the spirit of being a law-abiding citizen I took my photos from right beside the docks rather than on them.

 

The other day I was reading an article about why you should adjust your white balance in-camera rather than in ACR/Lightroom later. I don't quite agree with that statement if you're shooting Raw - I'd personally rather make the most of time-sensitive shoots like sunset and blue hour and correct later - but it did inspire me to shift the WB sliders a little more than usual in post on this one toward the colder side of things. I'm so glad I did! My fear that the pretty yellows from the last of the sunset would be lost if I cooled off the temperature proved to be unfounded, and instead just deepened the beautiful blues even before any vibrance or contrast adjustments. Nifty.

 

(I also experimented with manual ISO "bracketing" rather than the usual shutter speed method. I figure I know by now how many exposures at what light levels I need to balance the scene so I don't want the camera to fire off more exposures than I need, and I also don't want to have too much variation in the appearance of the water by shooting at different shutter speeds. So for this one I shot one frame at the EXIF settings at right for the dock and deep shadows, and another with the exact same settings but ISO 100 for the sky and town lights. A little more work for a little better results. Luminance mask blending and not HDR because unless you're Trey Ratcliff I'm off the HDR train entirely.)

  

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(History from Wikipedia)

 

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). In 1110 Byzantine Emperor Alexius Comnenus built a wooden tower protected by a stone wall. From the tower an iron chain stretched across to another tower erected on the European shore, at the quarter of Mangana in Constantinople. The islet was then connected to the Asiatic shore through a defense wall, whose underwater remains are still visible. during the siege of Constantinople in 1453, the tower held a Byzantine Garrison commanded by the Venetian Gabriele Trevisano. After the conquest of the city, Sultan Mehmet II used the structure as a watch tower. 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. 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. From 1829 the tower was used as a quarantine station, and in 1832 was restored by Sultan Mahmud II. Restored again by the harbour authority in 1945, 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.

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. Private boats make trips to the tower several times a day.

i'm about to go put a lot of pictures on private

because i don't like them

so if most of my stream disappears thats why

:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

 

oh well

   

did i ever mention i like clouds

because i do

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have a lovely friday

omg its friday

these days are going by so fast

its bizzare

  

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I've been waiting all week to go out and shoot. It rained all day today, only stopping briefly to raise my hopes, then starting up again once I thought it might be possible to go out.

 

Evening came and low and behold, the rain let up...not only that but it also looked like there might be an interesting sunset. I packed up, and drove to the river. There is a spot I've driven past many times and always wanted to go to. There's a ledge that sitcks out into the river, and makes for a lot of great rocks poking up out of the water, as well as causing some interesting variations on water movement...so I went, to explore, shoot, and experiment with long exposures.

 

It figures.

 

The place is on private property. It's a park within a trailer park. A park in a park if you will. They had a sign up to frighten the weak about the various punisments for not being invited to their park, and continuing to do so.

 

It didn't scare me.

 

I passed it by and went right on to the river. It really is an interesting spot, it has more nooks and crannies than a Thomas's English muffin. It was interesting trying to find spots to shoot, find one, set up, and then watch in anger as the "sunset" never showed up. There was no sunset, so I just experimented with timed exposures...

 

It was cold. It was cloudy. I was trespassing.

 

I wasn't leaving. Even when people were milling about the bank area, I didn't budge. I think they'd have said something, but it was cold..and getting dark, and really who wants to go out in the river on some wet rocks in the dark.

 

Me. I do.

 

The whole time I was out there, I was conjuring up stories to tell should someone venture out on the rocks to talk to me about my purpose. I had names of people who invited me there, and stories all made up, and ready to wield should they try to confront me.

 

Nobody came...and eventually I tried messing with some timed exposure of cars going over the bridge near by.

 

Wow...that was kind of fun. At one point a car went by with sirens on.

 

NEAT! I said to mysef, that'll blur really well on my shot...sirens are nice and bright.

 

Then it crossed my mind...Hey, what if those sirens were coming for me? To get me off of the private property? I didn't know, but It scared me enough to finish up and get back to my car.

 

I got a couple shots that I was happy with, despite the boring conditions. I did find a spot that I'll return to though, and I still have my stories if I get caught.

 

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Had my eyes on the high cirrus clouds since shortly after noon this day, I knew a magnificent sunset would be in order. I bracketed 7 exposures for every composition, 1/3 stop increments. 24-70mm f/2.8, used an enhancer filter. I actually had desaturated this by -6. I ever so slightly pulled some detail from the dock-leaving the far reaching shoreline as silhouette. The slight peak to the left is known as "The Pinnacle". Image taken from the Warren, Ct. shoreline

   

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Just returned from a 5 day trip to Silverstar Mountain near Vernon. My boys and I skied, ate & spent time in our private hot tub. Easily better than work & school!

The only clear day was the first. I zipped up with the camera before Ski School started.

 

Made {explore} - Highest position: 40 on Sunday, February 7, 2010

Unusual holiday accomodation for rent in Thorpeness. The house and garden are both private so you can really only capture it from over a hedge.

 

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