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Trees grow along the shoreline of Alaska’s Glacier Bay.

 

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the world fails so many;

it is too callous,

too rough and demanding,

too busy,

and so heavy.

some souls,

often the most tender,

most beautiful and true,

are released too soon

for the rest of us to bear.

with yourself

and others

connect often, love hard, be gentle

and hang on.

Emerald Lake sits nestled in the mountains of Canada’s Yukon Territory just north of the town of Carcross.

 

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Sun rays spill through the cracks of a door on a dilapidated barn at Penn Farm, Cedar Hill State Park, Texas.

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Mäntyharju. Finland. 2014.

 

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Tonight we had nice clouds just after some rain in the Silicon Valley. I left work to capture the sunset at Alviso, California. I did not account for traffic, I was stuck in traffic. From the car I could see wonderful yellow and golden clouds. I missed the sunset by 5 minutes when I arrived at the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. In any case, the afterglow looked not too bad either. At the horizon you can see the town of Alviso, with clouds reflected in a wetland pool.

 

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I processed a balanced HDR photo from three RAW exposures.

 

-- :copyright: Peter Thoeny, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, HDR, 3 RAW exposures, NEX-6, _DSC5631_2_3_hdr3bal1e

Railroad tracks lead into the distance in Fort Worth, Texas’ historic Stockyards district.

 

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Chicago’s 340 on the Park and Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower rise into the cloudy Illinois sky.

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Recently we went hiking along the salt flats of Alviso, California. An Amtrak line passes by. Since this is landfill on marsh, the train track is as straight as it can be.

 

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I processed a balanced HDR photo from two RAW exposures, and played with the color balance to give the scene and old & vivid look.

 

-- :copyright: Peter Thoeny, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, HDR, 3 RAW exposures, NEX-6, _DSC5967_8_hdr2bal1e

A pedestrian walkway, part of Chicago’s Pedway, passes between the two levels (Upper and Lower) of Randolph Street.

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Detail of an old railroad turntable near Downtown Grapevine, Texas.

 

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This little lady visited my garden to feel the warmth of the sun a few days ago. There are many of these anoles in my backyard - along with the birds, dragonflies, and butterflies. I think they dig all my flowers and plants as much as I do. :-)

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Last month we stayed in Tonopah, Nevada. North-west of the town is a 110 megawatt solar thermal power plant called Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project. It will start operating later this year and will provide power for 75,000 homes. The anticipated to cost is a bit less than $1 billion. At the bottom you see the reflection on the panels that mirror the sunlight to a large tower to heat liquid salt, which is used to generate electricity.

 

This solar power plant can operate 24/7 - hot salt in a big tank stores energy for use at night. A truly large-scale project. An overview video describes this.

 

This photo shows the reflectors called heliostats. There are 17,500 of them, each has 62.4 m² (670 square feet) of mirrors.

 

Explanation on using "nay" and "yea" in the title, based on Wikipedia article: "While Modern English has a two-form system of yes and no for affirmatives and negatives, earlier forms of English had a four-form system, comprising the words yea, nay, yes, and no. In essence, yes and no were the responses to a question posed in the negative, whereas yea and nay were the responses to positively framed questions."

 

I processed a balanced HDR photo from two RAW exposures.

 

-- :copyright: Peter Thoeny, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, HDR, 2 RAW exposures, NEX-6, SEL-55210, _DSC1600_1_hdr2bal1k

The sun rises over the Gulf of Mexico, behind Galveston, Texas’ Historic Pleasure Pier.

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We finally had good rain in the Silicon Valley in mid December. I went to Santana Row, place for hipsters in the Silicon Valley. I parked the car where I had good lights and had some fun shooting through the rainy windshield using f1.8 to get this blurred bokeh.

 

I processed a balanced HDR photo from a RAW exposure.

 

-- :copyright: Peter Thoeny, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, HDR, 1 RAW exposure, NEX-6, _DSC2501_hdr1enh2d

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A road winds through the rock formations of Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park.

Forgive me, as you'll likely see multiple images such as this one in the near future… I've recently become obsessed with warping my images into "tiny planet" and "rabbit hole" pieces using the Tiny Planet App, available here: goo.gl/h5amSc

 

Sometimes, you just gotta have a little fun. :)

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The San Francisco Bay Bridge is gorgeous at night, illuminated by 25,000 individual white LEDs lights that change patterns. This is the view from the Ferry Plaza.

 

I processed a balanced HDR photo from a single RAW exposure.

 

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Join Drink and Click™ Founder, Juan Gonzalez, and myself LIVE tonight at 9:30PM CST for EP2 of The Drink and Click™ Show - about photography and social photowalking.

 

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We'll have a great lineup of panelists including Sara Collaton, Jordan Oram, Holger Feroudj, Allan Cabrera, Ana Andres, and Joel Horwath. They'll be talking about their experiences, sharing photos, and sharing some tips on the best places to take photos in their cities.

 

Additionally, we'll talk about last month's Photography Challenge Theme: Leading Lines. We'll share some tips about using Leading Lines in your photos. We'll also announce the winners of the challenge LIVE ON AIR! Thanks to our May prize sponsors Think Tank Photo, Gary Fong Flash Diffusers, and Trey Ratcliff's Stuck In Customs.

 

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It started to rain in the Silicon Valley, finally! This is a photo from summer when I strolled trough downtown Cincinnati to scout out photo spots. It was raining earlier in the day, tables in a city square were wet. A nearby building had flashy neon lights that changed colors. The table changed from blue to purple to red.

 

I focused to the middle of the table to get a nice bokeh in the background. I processed a single RAW image into a balanced HDR photo.

 

-- :copyright: Peter Thoeny, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, HDR, 1 RAW exposure, NEX-6, _DSC5583_hdr1bal1c

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When I arrived at Zurich airport a few days ago we had to take a tunnel train from the terminal to immigration. It is an automated vehicle without driver. I sat in the front and took this 0.6 sec exposure.

 

I processed a soft HDR photo from a RAW exposure.

 

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Detail of a leaf partially-eaten by an insect spotted at Tyler State Park, Texas.

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Detail from an old Dodge firetruck, abandoned to rust in Downtown Grapevine, Texas.

 

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Clouds obscure the sun as it sets on the Gulf of Mexico somewhere north of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

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This morning I was hiking along this road high up in the Swiss Alps. A man was working on the road with a pickaxe. His car was parked nearby. I did not know him. He asked me, "can you drive?". "Yes", I replied. He continued, "could you drive my car down to the village for me?". Apparently he was working his way down on the road and needed someone to drive his car down the mountain so that he does not have to walk back to get it. Only in the Swiss Alps you hand over car keys to a complete stranger. "Just leave the key in the car door compartment". "OK", and off I went.

 

I processed a moderate-paintery HDR photo from three RAW exposures.

 

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The Klondike Highway winds along the coast of Tagish Lake in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

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