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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.

 

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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/

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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Christmas Day morning 2014 and I was stood on Hallin Fell opposite Martindale watching the sun dance in and out between the clouds until a huge shaft of light shined down over the valley. The best present I could have been given that day.

 

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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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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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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 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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Mt Fuji and twin rocks lofty over the sea - sunset after a stormy day.

This is another shot at Jun-27 2015 Kumomi in Matsuzaki-Izu.

Another day - same location shots Here >>

 

劇的な夕陽色に染まる空のもと、駿河湾越しにそびえる富士山と雲見・牛着岩。

5つ前のポストの別カットです。前回より10分前のショット、ちょっと高いところからズームしたショットです。

 

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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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LEE 105mm Landscape Polariser filter

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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.

When you're in the area you've just to visit this spot.

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..

 

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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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

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.

That's why I'm a "City guy." ☺

 

Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with 40 million visitors in 2013, and one of the most filmed locations in the world.

The park was established in 1857 on 778 acres (315 ha) of city-owned land. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, a landscape architect and an architect, respectively, won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they titled the "Greensward Plan". Construction began the same year and the park's first area was opened to the public in the winter of 1858.[6] Construction continued during the American Civil War farther north, and was expanded to its current size of 843 acres (341 ha) in 1873.

Central Park was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1962. The Park, managed for decades by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, is currently managed by the Central Park Conservancy under contract with the municipal government in a public-private partnership. The Conservancy is a non-profit organization that contributes 75 percent of Central Park's $65 million annual budget and is responsible for all basic care of the 843 acre park.

 

The lake you can see there is called The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir (sometimes abbreviated by locals as the JKO Reservoir) – originally called, and is known by locals as, the Central Park Reservoir is a decommissioned reservoir in Central Park in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, stretching from 86th to 96th street.

The JKO Reservoir covers 106 acres (43 ha) and holds over 1,000,000,000 US gallons (3,800,000 m3) of water. Though no longer used to distribute New York City's water supply, it provides water for the Pool[2] and the Harlem Meer. It is a popular place of interest, arguably Central Park's main attraction.

  

I do not want problems with this photograph, if someone walked to this place and stopped to look or just took a similar photograph or use an editing process .... Okey does not matter! "Here come hundreds of people every day to take photos, I do not think I'm the only one who has taken this photograph, I think that's understood"

 

Already this photo was in Panoramio.

 

No quiero problemas con esta fotografia, si alguien caminó hasta este lugar y se paro a mirar o simplemente el tomo una fotografia parecida o uso un proceso de edicion.... Okey no importa! "Aquí vienen cientos de personas todos los días a tomar fotos, yo no creo que yo soy el único que ha sacado esta fotografia, creo que eso se entienda"

 

Ya esta fotografia, hace tiempo estuvo en Panoramio.

Explored 28-Nov-2014 (Highest Position #1)

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This day, the typhoon went away - But the wave had undulation and was 17feet in height.

 

秋の下田・舞磯浜。台風16号が過ぎ17号が近づいてきた頃で、南伊豆の海はうねり付の5mほど。

相変わらず、レンズにかかる波しぶきを拭きながら、三脚を水没させながらのショットです。

 

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Taken on Sep 26, 2014, 17:46 in Kisami, Shimoda-city.

Gear: Nikon D7000

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

Tripod: Manfrotto 055XPROB + #410 head

 

Shot on Focal @10mm (35mm format @15mm) / iso100 / f11 / Exposure 0.8 second / with C-PLw filter.

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Far to much cloud cover :-( oh well , thats two days in a row :-(

 

I got soaked also a wave came up over my head , i was far away from camera taking a call of nature lol i am glad to say the camera was bone dry !!!

   

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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!

 

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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.

Yorkshire is well known for its waterfalls and in and around the Swaledale area, there are literally dozens of them, all flowing all year round, which makes them great subjects to shoot during the summer months.

 

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~ Bruce Peninsula National Park

 

This was my first time visiting a Canadian National Park and I have to say, I come away with mixed reviews.

 

For the record, I want to point out that it has been many years since I have done true car camping. I have come to appreciate my own space in the wilderness (outback camping) and have been blessed with few neighbours to put up with. So, I did go in knowing that I would have to be tolerant to all that car camping brings.

 

National Parks and Provincial Parks also operate very differently. Here are just a few of the many, well, umm, major or minor differences depending on your preferences:

 

1. staff. Staffing has been cut drastically in Provincial Parks. You rarely see anyone unless it is a weekend. There are sooooo many Rangers at Bruce Peninsula National Park!

 

2. I’ve been to Provincial Parks where they clean the camp privies every 3 days. One day I witnessed them cleaning the privies 3 times in one day at Bruce Peninsula! (Btw ~ Bruce Peninsula aka Cypress Lake Campground has no comfort stations aka showers). And I was away most of the day!!

 

3. Check out time for camping at Provincial Parks is 2 pm. You are welcome to use your camping permit to enter any Provincial Park that day for free. However, Bruce Peninsula kicks you off your site at 11 am. Want to stay the rest of the day to sight-see? With exception to this year (free for Canada’s 150 Birthday) you need to cough up parking/entrance fees because your camping permit is worth squat! How do you say “federal government double dipping”?

 

4. Strict rules of Bruce Peninsula = No drinking booze after 10pm. No fires after 11pm. I guess, in a way that might make sense since action starts at 7am!

 

Having said, I will try to go back to the Bruce Peninsula National Park again. However, next time I will trek to one of the two clusters of outback campsites → even though campfires are prohibited at the outback sites!

 

I was hoping for more sunset sky colour with those light clouds but it all just dissolved into nothing. This was the best of the show. Bummer.

 

Thank you for all of your kind comments, visits, faves and invites. I do appreciate you taking the time to stop by for a wee visit. ♥ =^D

  

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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!

 

Ice fog and clouds rolling down Athabasca Glacier. This was a very cold day.

 

I've been away from Flickr, and -to a large extent- from photography for a while. Good to be back!

 

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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 (!)

 

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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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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.

 

View On Black

 

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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Not many have light painted the historic Mormon Row house at night while capturing the Milky Way above so this past July I did just that all by my lonesome ... it would have been nice to have had the company of someone else in that darkness. I flashed my light around the area from time to time to see if the buffalo were browsing in as they have in the past as I didn't want to get surprised and turn in one direction only to see a bull in front of me.

 

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Night sky / Milky Way photography in Jackson Hole, WY

In June 2016, I lead a three day sunrise to sunset photography workshop adventure during which I incorporate Milky Way night sky photography with the use of accent lights and light painting. Everyone loved it.

 

In 2017 I will conduct two 4 day photography workshops in Jackson Hole which will include 3 nights of milky way photography and three 4 hour Photoshop post processing sessions.

 

I will take my group carefully through the steps of how to set up their camera's settings and lens for great Milky Way shots while light painting the Moulton Barns along Mormon Row and other objects around the entire valley. All levels are welcome to attend.

 

If you are interested in attending, please send me an email to my Yahoo address or better yet send me a private message on Facebook. Hope to see you there.

 

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Here is a list of the photography workshops I will conduct in 2017:

 

1. Arches National Park - March 25-29

2. Icons of the Southwest with Ryan Smith - April 23-27

3. Grand Teton National Park Spring Wildflowers - June 23-25

4. Grand Teton National Park Fall Colors - Sept. 20-24

5. Washington, DC Monument & Memorial Nightscapes - late Oct. tentative

 

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Time to chill out to Tim Besamusca's song ... Deception (Chillout mix).

 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Lake Monroe sunrise, Sanford, Florida

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When a day sunk, and a star has begun to twinkle. From southern tip “Cape Okuirou" of Izu peninsula.

This is 1 Raw-shot picture not doing the synthesis. (Also not HDR)

 

伊豆半島南端・奥石廊ユウスゲ公園から残照と星空、宵の口の光景。梅雨に入る前に夜景を撮ろうと夕日の時間から待っていましたが、あいにく西から雲が・・・

 

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Gear: Nikon D7000

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

Tripod: Manfrotto 055XPROB + #410 head

 

Shot on Focal @10mm (35mm format @15mm) / iso2000 / f4.5 / Exposure 51 seconds / Non filter.

Develop by Lightroom 5.5, and adjustment by Photoshop CC-2014

 

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I am happy to be busy.

 

The past week fellow Sea to Summit instructor Joshua Cripps and I taught a sold out 2-day coastal landscape photography workshop where we visited locations along the Santa Cruz and San Mateo coast. Sunday was quite the day. Sunrise on the bluffs overlooking Panther and Hole in the Wall beaches brought us some color and clouds. We then headed up towards Pescadero State Beach for a mid-morning shoot. We really lucked out in that the indoor post processing lecture coincided with some of the first rain of the season. Sunset was spent at the extreme south end of Hole in the Wall Beach as the storm clouds evaporated before our eyes.

 

I had the pleasure of playing tour guide to a client from Toronto on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this past week. We hit it off great and spent many hours exploring and photographing the coast. Needless to say, all the 4-5am wake ups and 10pm-midnight bed times knocked me out. But caffeine binges helped with that. :) The diner where we ate most of our meals has a great sign. It reads:

 

"Instant human, just add coffee."

 

I hope you all have a great weekend ahead. I have another private workshop this Sunday and then I will be showing my prints the weekends of October 8-9 and 15-16. More info on that later.

 

As for the image, a storm rolled through with lightning and rainbows two years ago. This is post sunset shot from the bluffs above Hole in the Wall beach as the clouds ripped open.

 

Nikon D300

Nikkor 12-24mm @ 12mm

15 sec, f16, ISO 100

Lee .9 Soft GND Filter

Well... It's become an annual tradition to repost this photo on 9-11 in memory of that horrible day and all those that lost their lives. Amazing that it's really been 15 years.

 

In memory of that horrible day, and all those who lost their lives, It's become an annual tradition to change the date on my favorite photo of the Worlds Trade Center to move it up to the top.

 

I can't believe it has really been 13 years since that day. I still remember it like yesterday. I was actually out early that morning, cruising around the beach in Belmar, New Jersey. I was doing a shoot for New Jersey Monthly magazine. The DJ on the radio announced that a plane had hit one of the towers. I thought, 'That sucks!' Like everyone else, I just assumed it was a little single engine, private plane. The radio went about playing a few more songs. I kept seeing strange things happening. It took a while for my brain to put all the pieces together. I tried to make a call on my cell phone, and all circuits were busy. Never heard that before. There was a guy on Belmar boardwalk frantically pulling a huge flag down to half mast. I wondered, 'who died?' Then the DJ on the radio announced that a second plane had hit. I thought, 'now this is getting weird.' They went back to playing another song, and I could see tons of black smoke filling the horizon, looking out at the ocean, towards New York City. I wondered, 'what's burning?' Suddenly everything came together in my head. I realized' 'Oh SHIT! This is something REALLY BIG!' Just as I had that thought, the DJ cut off the song and said... "I'm sorry... I didn't realize the enormity of what is happening here. Someone just poked their head into the studio and told me a plane had hit the towers. This is really BAD! I'm going to switch over our broadcast to CNN news for the rest of the day" I ended up driving all the way to Sandy Hook that afternoon. I just had to see it with my own eyes. I couldn't believe what I was hearing on the radio was really happening. Sandy Hook has a great view of Lower Manhattan. I just stood there on the beach in silence, with a thousand other people, looking across the water at the smoke... Looking at a skyline now missing two huge buildings that I could see out my bedroom window as a kid. I still can't believe they're really gone. I went up to the top of one of the towers just a few months before they fell. It was so hard to believe that a few months later they were just rubble.

 

Here's something really weird. Just a couple days before 9-11, I did an outdoor art festival, selling some of my photography. I met the nicest couple. We talked for a while. They were asking me all about the big camping trip I had just taken out west. I invited them to come to the opening of a gallery show I was doing the next week. They said they would love to see the show, but they're flying to California on Tuesday, but they would love to see the show when they come back... A couple of days later, I saw their photos in the newspaper. They were on the infamous Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania.

 

This was taken from Liberty State Park, back around 1990. It was a very long time exposure 5-10 minutes. The clouds were moving fairly fast, which created the streaky looking sky.

   

After raining throughout the whole of Christmas Day, this stunning sunset was the best gift possible.

 

Things started very strangely with a gray band of cloud, meeting clear sky in a straight line all along the sky where the two areas met. Even before the sunset began the whole sky was wonderful.

 

When the sun went down it resulted in the cloudy part of the sky becoming a huge raging fire with a thin ribbon of yellow where the sun had just disappeared. It really was an impressive sight and the most perfect end to the day.

 

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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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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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(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.

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.

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

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.

 

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.

 

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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“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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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 :)

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

     

...way up high

There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over that rainbow, skies are blue

And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true..."

 

(Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)

 

My texture.

 

I had to stop my car in the middle of nowhere to take this shot. This was a complete and amazing rainbow, and as always, I day dream when I see one...

 

Live version by Eric Clapton:

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KvtbZzx1xs

  

My photography is mostly nature. I enjoy macro photography, landscaping , and graphic design.

 

EXPLORE:

 

Ninety six 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.

  

MY THANKS:

 

I appreciate your visit and your comment. Thank you!

 

Martha.

  

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...

View On Black

 

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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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