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The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. Orison Swett Marden


~happy fence friday~

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Pico del Loro, Mazagón (Huelva - Andalucía)


Sigma 10-20mm + Cokin filter : GND8


Me han publicado un artículo en la revista Foto DNG de este mes. Si queréis echar un vistazo podéis descargarla aquí :)))


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

This is from a series I took with my nifty fifty last spring. I just loved how the painterly the bokeh turned out -- this blur is SOOC, no textures or anything like that applied. I just messed with the curves.

Large on black is worth the click, IMO.

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744) English poet


Brushes and textures from Cheryl Tarrant, , and Cary Larrabee textures.


a dead car factory in the background.

Super Takumar 85mm 1.9 M-42

This image preceded the "Winter - Mother Nature" series, but posted later


"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;

And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;

No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,

And willow stems grow daily red and bright.

These are days when ancients held a rite

Of expiation for the old year's ill,

And prayer to purify the new year's will."

- Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February

When I take a photograph it's all about what my eye is drawn to when I look at a scene. In the mountains I can't help but stare in wonder at the strange aesthetic land where landscape and clouds intermingle. If I were standing above that ridgeline, I would of course think I was surrounded by fog. Some distance from the mountain, it is clear that a large cloud is pouring over the hillside, like custard over a christmas pudding.


It's a little like the first time I flew in a plane as a small child and was amazed to discover that planes could fly, not only through clouds, but above them too! Before this I hadn't known that clouds had tops to them as well. I'd thought they went all the way up - although I'm not sure where I thought they stopped. When they started bumping into the moon, perhaps?


I often wonder if children raised among these hills express such surprise that clouds and fog are one and the same. To me, fog was a just one kind of weather on a particular kind of day - and no more related to those things in the sky than a puddle is to the rain. To children growing up on the sides of mountains though, it must always always be self evident that a foggy day is just a very cloudy day…

A morning perch is disturbed! And now he's irritated at me (I point my tail feathers in your general direction). I blew out the wing a little, sorry)

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The view in the opposite direction to the previous shot.


Wawa, Batangas


© 2013 Bong Manayon


Pentax Super A + SMC Takumar 28/3.5 + Kodak T-MAX 100

No multiple awards/invitations & Flickrivers please.


This photo has made it to explore! Rank #3 on 2013-18-02.

Ruswarp is close to where I live and I decided to try a sunset on the Esk.

Lima Beach, Bali - Indonesia. Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm. Lee 0.9 Hard Graduated ND FIlter

Bargo, NSW, Australia.


Saturday 16 November 2013

D800 + 14-24 f/2.8, 14mm, ISO 200, 30 sec @ f/9. Really windy.. hard to keep camera perfectly still but turned out ok. Did not use long exp NR, hence a little noise in the sky. Tough to double exposure time to do this in the wind.

A view of the Wingham Brush from the little town of Wingham in NSW, Australia. Thanks for viewing, hope you like it.. via 500px

Taken on a recent business trip to NZ, i was lucky to experience this beautiful sunset.

As soon as i seen the rock in this image i just knew i had to photograph it.


catching up .... but never quite getting there !!


good week to you all

painted greenhouse glass....temple newsam, leeds

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