PICTURE POST II!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Mary Ann, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Kestra

    Kestra Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Haha you are so far out of my league! I don't have my camera at the moment actually, I lent it to my brother and his wife. They are travelling in Europe for a few weeks and my sister-in-law has expressed interest in photography so I was encouraging her to try it out. She seemed very excited and I'm looking forward to seeing some of their pics when they get back.

    It's part of the reason I got the camera anyway, so that other people could try it out and enjoy it.
     
  2. iguana_tonante

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    Thanks guys! I am playing a bit with saturation and colour curves: I found processing can really improve a shot, even at my very basic level.

    Same here. I really appreciate the "everyday" pictures in this thread, because they let me see a different reality than my own. I've never been in the busy streets of New York, or the beautiful woods of Virginia, or the thriving fields of Iowa. So I really love seeing all that kind of stuff. At the same time, I realized that what seems boring or mundane to me because I see it everyday, doesn't necessarily translate in the same way for other viewers. So I hope people will appreciate them in the same way I do with theirs. :)

    Today I am leaving for holidays in Sicily, I look forward to take some pictures and share them here soon. :techman:
     
  3. Mary Ann

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    Iguana, beautiful shots, especially the the little chapel. Ancient Mariner, I agree that photographing what some call the mundane can be interesting. If nothing else, it makes you stop and look at your everyday surroundings with more appreciation.

    Having said that, here's an iconic photo. ;) My husband, our sons and I went for a meal at the Fingle Bridge Inn (just visible in the photo) this afternoon. The Fingle Bridge may date back to the 14th century though written records of it don't go back until about the 17th century. It spans the River Teign in Dartmoor, and the entire area is surrounded by beautiful woodland, much of it owned by the National Trust. The Inn itself, however, dates from the 20th century as there was never an ancient inn here, though there was a mill close by. I think it goes without saying we didn't walk up that hill! I'm pleased with how this photo turned out considering I took it with my phone. This was about a half-hour drive from home, including 15 minutes along a slightly scary twisting, turning, hilly, mostly single-track road where you had to remember where the last passing place was that you drove by in case you met traffic coming in the opposite direction. The joys of rural driving.

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    On a more mundane level, however, either Hagrid, Hodor or Worf installed the mirrors in the ladies' room at the Fingle Bridge Inn. Okay, I'm only 156cm tall, but come on. ;)

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  4. tharpdevenport

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    That's a beautiful picture. You can almsot hear some Georges Delerue or Rachel Portman music playign to it.
     
  5. Mary Ann

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    Thank you. :) It's such a beautiful place that it would be difficult to take a bad photo of it. The funny thing is that any music would be drowned out by all the shenanigans on the other side of the bridge. If you look under the right-hand arch you can see a child playing in the water (the river's very shallow here), and he was just one of many. On the Inn side of the bridge there were adults, children and dogs all playing in the river. It's a lot of fun to watch, but I didn't include the photos I took there because I won't post photos of other people's children.
     
  6. auntiehill

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    :lol: ^ I love that shot!

    The bathrooms, I guess, are not "munchkin friendly."
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ There's a meme in that one.

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  8. Mary Ann

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    "But only when standing on her tippy toes".
     
  9. Squiggy

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  10. cooleddie74

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    She's got your eyes.

    Impressive. Your skills are complete.
     
  11. Davros

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  12. cooleddie74

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    Cue the scene from the original Hot Shots!
     
  13. trekkiedane

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    I'm guessing the couple that just got married in the church across from me are school teachers.... the saber arch was made out of blackboard-rulers! :) (indoors because the chauffeur hasn't learnt not to park on the church steps.)

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  14. Mary Ann

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    That's really cute, but what I'm really looking at is that car. Wow!
     
  15. trekkiedane

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    As seen from my window it looks like every single vintage car owner in town moonlights as driver for newlyweds... must be expensive to keep something like that roadworthy :rommie:

    After every ceremony they vacuum... rice isn't good for birds, you know...

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  16. Squiggy

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  17. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Not so. Contrary to urban legend, rice does not make birds explode or anything like that.

    They vacuum so the guests won't trip and fall on the rice fragments.
     
  18. thestrangequark

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    That was my thought too!

    I shared some of these below, but it's been awhile since I visited the Misc Pic thread. I recently returned from a very relaxing trip visiting my family.

    Two and a half years ago my mom moved from Seattle (where I grew up) to this serene little lakeside community:
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    While I was there we mostly just chilled. We went blueberry picking and my mom made cobbler. Me blueberry picking:
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    My sis and me taking the ferry from Seattle to Vashon to visit our older sister:
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    She bleached my hair (and I've dyed it bright orange since):
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    Results before the orange dye -- my hair is too stubborn to really bleach, but I liked the orangish color so I got some Ion in Electric Tangerine" to enhance it:
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    Me and sis at the ice cream shop:
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    Me and my mom:
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  19. cooleddie74

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    Cute! You always have one of the best smiles of anybody I know, and your mom looks like she's having a great time with you. Also: blueberries?

    [Charlie Sheen] Winning! [/Charlie Sheen]
     
  20. RoJoHen

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    Kitty and I are being dramatic.

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