Two-leaf squill

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I took this photo a few months ago. These two-leaf squills (Scilla bifolia) were everywhere!

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Canon EOS 50D
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no tripod, no flash

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Posted by .vermilion on 2014-06-08 11:09:39

Tagged: , Scilla bifolia , Two-leaf squill , flora , Canon EOS 50D , Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM , Macro , Makro , Macro Art , Pflanzen , Pflanze , Plants , plant , Natur , Nature , natural , green , Blume , flower , flowers , Blumen











total eclipse of the heart

10 years ago the sun hid behind clouds of smoke and ash. It also changed forever the skyline of New York. Just one year ago I caught that absence in Manhattan, and now I recreate it from strict mourning for those who have gone …
**geo-location of the towers is fictional,they were much farther to the right of the frame, out of frame …

Hace 10 años el sol se escondió trás nubes de humo y ceniza. También cambió para siempre el skyline de Nueva York. Hace justo 1 año capté esa ausencia en Manhattan, y hoy la recreo de luto riguroso por los que se fueron…
**la geolocalización de las torres es ficticia, estaban mucho más a la derecha, fuera de cuadro…

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The Two Towers

The towers of San Sebastián and San Agustín churches stand above the old town of Antequera in the heart of Andalusia.

Posted by Keith now in Wiltshire on 2017-06-28 14:17:15

Tagged: , two , towers , antequera , andalusia , spain , church , iglesia , san sebastián , saint sebastian , san agustín , saint augustin , town , city , architecture , landscape , roof , mountain , outdoor , monument , ancient








the big issue #1

Pentax 67II, 105mm F2.4, f3.5 1/500, KODAK PORTRA 400, developed by FRAME*

My photos appeared in "THE BIG ISSUE" in Taiwan.
blog.roodo.com/bigissue/archives/15473157.html

Book Cover Design by Aaron Nieh
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Here is the quotation from my interview that I touched in some details. Sorry, in Japanese only.

写真自体は私が高校生だった頃から撮っていました。ただ、撮るという行為を意識し始めたのは、長男が生まれて間もなく経ってからでした。その後、中判カメラ(Pentax67)を手に入れたのですが、それが私の写真観を変えました。

子供たちは、私の小さな恋人のようでもあり、分身のような存在でもあります。まるで私自身が再び人生を生き直しているのを近くで眺めているかのような不思議な感覚があります。私が伝えたいのは、そんな子供たちの「生きている姿」です。私が彼らを撮影するときに大切にしていることは客観的な視点です。近すぎず遠すぎず、彼らの後ろから見守るように写真を撮ります。私は、そうすることによって写真に普遍性が生まれると思っています。彼らが「生きている姿」を誰かに伝えるには、その普遍性が不可欠だと思います。

そして、私の写真は、子供たちの成長の記録であると同時に、未来の彼らへの贈り物だと思っています。彼らが成長し、大人になったときに私の写真を見ることで、何かを感じ取ってもらえたらという願いがあるのです。

子供の頃、母親が私のことをずっと見つめていることがありました。私はそれがとても不思議だったのですが、恥ずかしかったのか、あえて気付かないふりをしていました。でも、今は母親の気持ちがとても理解できます。やはり私も母親と同じように、子供たちのことを見つめていることがあるのです。自分の子供たちほど愛おしく、未来を描かせてくれる存在は他にはないと思います。彼らも私が受けた眼差しと同じものを感じているだろうか? そうだといいなと思います。

「いつだって家族の味方でいなさい」。これは私が子供だった頃に母親から教えてもらった言葉です。数十年経った今でもとても印象に残っています。家族ならいつでも支え合ったり、守ったり、味方でいられるような気持ちでいたいと思います。この教えは、私が自分の家族を持った今、とても大切なことだと改めて実感しており、また、世界中の人々が共通して持つ家族観なのではないかと感じています。

また、写真とは、自分自身を知ることだと思います。カメラのファインダーを通して世界を眺めることで、人は目の前で起きていることを客観的に見ることができると思います。しかも、その写真をあとで見直すことで、自分がその時に何を思い、感じていたかについて、改めて考え直すことができます。そこには今まで知らなかった自分を発見できる可能性があるのです。そして、その思考の繰り返しが自分自身の世界を構築している気がしています。

私は、写真をプリントやアルバムという形にして未来に残していくことが大切であると考えています。一方で、インターネットにおける表現にもとても可能性を感じています。そこには、世界の人々と繋がり、共感し合えるチャンスがあります。なぜなら、物としての写真の形は存在しませんが、だからこそ写真の力をより強く感じることができると思うからです。

Posted by Hideaki Hamada on 2011-05-24 04:44:11

Tagged: , Pentax , 67II


Rosa ‘Cherry Parfait’

A grandiflora rose (Rosa ‘Cherry Parfait’) at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, New York)—May 22, 2010

Posted by donsutherland1 on 2010-06-09 00:01:51

Tagged: , Rose , grandiflora rose , rosa ‘cherry parfait’ , rosaceae , flower , blossom , bloom , white , yellow , red , New York Botanical Garden , Bronx , New York , NY , nature , spring , May , 1001 Nights , FlickrAward , Awesome Blossoms , AnAwesomeShot , FlowersAreBeautiful , TheUnforgettablePictures , TheGALAXY , COTH , Fleurs et Paysages , COTH5 , KunstPlatzl-International , NaturesElegantShots , Saariy’sQualityPictures


Second Beach Symphony

Early Morning with soft light hitting some of the sea stacks at Second Beach. Truly one of the most amazing mornings I have witnessed. It was so beautiful that my brain is still buzzing from the sights, sounds and smells.

This was taken when there was a negative low tide…. the starfish are waiting for the water to come back……

Yaaaay !! This photo is the winner of the 200 Views "Weekly Photo Contest"

11/08 NOTE: I replaced the orginal with an updated one where the brightness relationship of Sky/Reflection are more natural. Color in clouds still isn’t perfect but that’s what you get if you use crappy Cokin Neutral Density filters (I only use HighTech now).

I apologize if this messed up any blog links.

BIGGER

Posted by realkuhl on 2007-08-02 07:05:54

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The London Eye at night

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I have always wanted to take this, but I’ve been too lazy.
For bookings with the London Eye: www.londoneye.com/

And for those who have no idea what this is: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Eye

I guess I didn’t mention much about the building next to it which is very well lit up.
Its the County Hall of London (www.londoncountyhall.com/)
and interesting information : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Hall,_London

Posted by eakangk on 2012-09-16 01:00:40

Tagged: , long exposure , night






Berlin

"House Ball" by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggens, 1996 at Bethlehemkirch-Platz

Posted by jaime.silva on 2005-09-05 21:07:39

Tagged: , Berlin , sculpture , august 2005 , Claes Oldenburg , Bethlehemkirchplatz , Germany , Deutschland , Konica Minolta Z3 , escultura , szobor , scultura , Skulptur , řezba , skulptura , szobrászat , rzeźbiarstwo , sochárstvo , Pixoom , BerlinForYou



Pentax MX with 40mm

After finding the MX body, I was eager to find an appropriately svelte 40mm to couple with it. The pair make an alluring compact kit. Sadly the lens I bought from an online auction suffered some impact damage to its focus ring in shipping (who ships a lens in a bubble wrap envelope!?!), so back it goes to the seller.

Posted by CorgiHouse on 2011-07-07 16:25:18

Tagged: , Pentax , MX


New York City

The Beaux-Arts architecture museum located on the northeast corner of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park actually the third largest museum in New York City we find the Brooklyn Museum with over 1.5 million works of art within its confines. The museum can trace its origins back to 1823 when in Brooklyn Heights the Brooklyn Apprentices’ Library was founded with the purpose of educating young tradesmen. Walt Whitman was amongst its librarians, remember he was an editor for the Brooklyn Eagle Newspaper (see Eagle Warehouse Apartments ) which was located there at the foot of Brooklyn Heights on what would become Fulton Street. The Brooklyn Apprentices’ Library would move into the Brooklyn Lyceum Building, eventually merging into a single entity the Brooklyn Institute which exhibitions included paintings and sculptures as well as wonders of natural history and in 1846 announced ambitious plans to undergo the building of a permanent gallery for its art collection.
A civil war and rebuilding nation would put a temporary hold to those activities until 1890 Brooklyn still an independent city from New York City when Brooklyn Institute would evolve into the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences and embark once again on building a world class edifice for their collection to be shared. The engaged the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White which if you follow my photostream is mentioned so often in the architecture of late 19th and early 20th century New York City with the ask to build a structure so ambitious that it would have been the largest museum in the world. Indeed, within the growing, developing and burgeoning city the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences encompassed the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, all of which since the 1970’s now operate as their own entities. The ground on the first phase the west wing was broken in 1895 and actually opened its doors in 1897 a monument among farmland at the time. Then 1898 the slim vote that would join Brooklyn to the greater New York City changed the plans yet again, resizing the scope of the project. The central pavilion work spanned between 1899 and 1905. In 1904 building of the two northeast sections of the museum began including the beautiful sky-lit central court known as the Beaux-Arts Court that I have captured in this image.
This court is a bright and open beautiful space that actually can be rented for events such as weddings, just airy and classical, it’s really a shame that with all the wonderful museums of Fifth Avenue’s museum mile, this museum is often overlooked by visitors to New York City, though not by the growing hipster population in Brooklyn. Indeed the day I was there with the New York Photographers group I belong to, as we were leaving, the lines to get in to see the current Georgia O’Keefe: Living Modern collection were very long.
Taken with Olympus E-5 using an Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD lens processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

www.brooklynmuseum.org/

Posted by Themarrero on 2017-04-12 18:19:34

Tagged: , #NEWYORK , #NYC , #NEWYORKCITY , #NY , OLYMPUSE-5 , BROOKLYNMUSEUM , BROOKLYN , MCKIMMEADWHITE , BROOKLYNINSTITUTE







Asiatic Hybrid Lily

An Asiatic hybrid lily at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, New York)—July 31, 2010

Posted by donsutherland1 on 2010-08-01 00:04:49

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Psychopomp

Psychopomps, the "guides of souls" are creatures, spirits, angels, or deities in many religions whose responsibility is to escort newly deceased souls from Earth to the afterlife. Their role is not to judge the deceased, but simply to provide safe passage.
Angels — Often associated with the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, these great beings have become popular throughout the world, and have long been known to protect the vulnerable, to look after those who are lost, and to guide the souls of the dead to the afterlife.

Taken in New York City, NY, USA.

Posted by nedlugr on 2018-01-07 08:29:10

Tagged: , New York , N.Y. , NYC , N.Y. City , Psychopomp , angel , death , church , stained glass , window , portal , Cathedral


Two Barns

Two old barns look on as a tornadic storm dissipates. Taken just off Highway 2, between Calgary and Alberta on July 30, 2010.

Three exposure HDR done with Photomatix, Lightroom 3, and Photoshop CS4.

Posted by adolwyn on 2010-08-01 03:33:53

Tagged: , alberta , storm , storm chasing , supercell , 40d , 2010 , tornado , hail , TGAM photo desk rural Canada







Two Jack Magic

© Jeff R. Clow

Two Jack Lake, Banff National Park. I’m leading another small group photo tour back to this location – and several others – in September. Drop me a note if you’re interested in more details.

Please press "L" on your keyboard to see this at the larger size…..

Posted by Jeff Clow on 2011-07-01 04:58:45

Tagged: , Banff National Park , Two Jack Lake , Alberta, Canada , lake , reflection , morning , mountains , nature , landscape , Canada , #gpse , bravo






Colorful hair

This was taken at the intersection of Broadway and 97th Street, in NYC.

From the shadows, you can probably tell that this photo was taken in the middle of the day. The sun was behind me when I took the photograph, which meant that everyone walking toward me had the sun in their face; so it was not at all unusual that this woman was looking down at the ground, and thus was fairly oblivious to the fact that I had a camera pointed in her direction.

As is always the case when I’m wandering around my neighborhood, I was looking for interesting scenes, unusual people, or anything that might be considered photogenic. In this case, it was the multicolored hair on this otherwise-conservatively-dressed woman…

But now I’m thinking that perhaps she wasn’t so conservative after all. Though I did not notice it when I took the photo, I think she is sporting a nose ring and a lip-ring…

And what’s that in her left hand? Maybe she is Wolverine’s long-lost sister, from the ‘X-Men"?

Note: I chose this as my "photo of the day" for Dec 18, 2015.

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This is a continuation of a Flickr set that I started in the summer of 2009, and continued in 2010 (in this Flickr set), 2011 (in this Flickr set), 2012 (in this Flickr set), and 2013 (in this Flickr set). As I noted in those earlier sets of photos, I still have many parts of New York City left to explore — but I’ve also realized that I don’t always have to go looking elsewhere for interesting photographs. Some of it is available just outside my front door.

I live on a street corner on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where there’s an express stop on the IRT subway line, as well as a crosstown bus stop, an entrance to the West Side Highway, and the usual range of banks, delis, grocery stores, mobile-phone stores, drug-stores, McDonald’s, Two Boots Pizza, Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, Subway, 7-11, and other commercial enterprises. As a result, there are lots of interesting people moving past my apartment building, all day and all night long.

It’s easy to find an unobtrusive spot on the edge of the median strip separating the east side of Broadway from the west side; nobody pays any attention to me as they cross the street from east to west, and nobody even looks in my direction as they cross from north to south (or vice versa). In rainy weather, sometimes I huddle under an awning of the T-Mobile phone store on the corner, so I can take pictures of people under their umbrellas, without getting my camera and myself soaking wet…

So, these are some of the people I thought were photo-worthy during the past few weeks and months; I’ll add more to the collection as the year progresses … unless, of course, other parts of New York City turn out to be more compelling from time to time.

Posted by Ed Yourdon on 2015-12-18 01:49:27

Tagged: , Upper West Side , peeps , hood , Manhattan , Broadway , New York , cellphone , iPhone , fingernails , red hair , blue hair


Second Severn Crossing

The Second Severn Crossing (Welsh: Ail Groesfan Hafren) is the M4 motorway bridge over the River Severn between England and Wales, inaugurated on 5 June 1996 by HRH The Prince of Wales to augment the traffic capacity of the original Severn Bridge built in 1966. The bridge marks the lower limit of the River Severn and the start of the Severn Estuary.

Its location is farther to the south than the old bridge and, being more in line with the landward sides of the M4 motorway, is a shorter journey when travelling between England and South Wales. The junctions at each end are designed for most traffic to use this crossing – to use the old Severn Bridge crossing one has to leave the M4 and join the M48 motorway either at Aust or near Magor. The new crossing carries more traffic than the Severn Bridge, which is still in use. It is wider than the Severn Bridge, having three lanes and narrow hard shoulder each way, compared to the two lanes, cycle path and footpath of the original crossing. The path taken by the bridge is close to that of the Severn Tunnel which has carried the railway line beneath the river bed since 1886.

Posted by http://www.grazynabudzenphotography.co.uk/ on 2015-03-10 22:04:31

Tagged: , second , severn , crossing , wales , bridge , night , nikon , d5200 , water , sky , light , landscape , ngc , MWN



BERLIN

Press L for bigger version – it’s worth it 😉

Taken from the Dom roof during my recent trip to Berlin.

I know Flickr has had more downs than ups recently, but the recent changes look promising and I’m sure 2013 will be a great year for this community.

Thanks for your comments, votes and interaction in 2012, have a great 2013.

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Posted by michald* on 2012-12-31 10:54:46

Tagged: , Canon 5D Mark II , Berlin , Berliner Dom , architecture , HDR , mdfav




Tourists actually smile when you take their photo...

New Yorkers certainly don’t!

But New Yorkers do have some very cool, albeit tiny, tattoos on their elbow…

We definitely have to get this woman a black backpack. I have no idea what color backpack she’s wearing (tan? olive? puke-brown?), but it definitely does not fit in New York.

Just like the combination of a blue t-shirt with turquoise shorts and gray (blue?) sneakers. Really: what are these people thinking? This is the Center of the Universe, after all!

OTOH, there is a reasonably good chance that she’s left-handed; note the placement of her old-fashioned wristwatch.

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I spent the first two weeks of September 2015 on a river cruise down the Rhine River, with daily visits to ancient (German) castles and small (German) villages along the way. Our trip culminated in Berlin (pictures forthcoming over the next week or so), where we stayed in a terrific hotel in what was once East Berlin … but was no longer distinguishable from any other part of Berlin …

Anyway, I thought it might be helpful to know a few German words and phrases besides what little I remembered from four years of high-school German, taken a lifetime ago… so I signed up for a one-week intensive one-on-one German class at the Berlitz school in mid-town Manhattan. I’m not sure how much I really learned, and I doubt that I’ll remember very much at all in a month or two … but I do think it was a worthwhile exercise.

The “exercise” involved daily trips, via subway, from Manhattan’s Upper West Side to the IRT station at 50th Street and Seventh Avenue — from which I walked a couple blocks east to the Berlitz location near Rockefeller Center. When the class was over each day, I retraced my steps to get back home.

Naturally, I had my camera with me while I made this daily journey; and I couldn’t help snapping a few photos along the way. Most of the people that I saw were tourists … but there were a few “native” New Yorkers, and a few others of dubious origin.

Not the greatest photos in the world, I’m sure … but it shows you another “slice of life” in the Big Apple.

Posted by Ed Yourdon on 2015-10-06 10:14:50

Tagged: , tourists , sunglasses , smoking , backpack , tattoo , goatee , beard , couple , shorts , New York , Manhattan , midtown , Berlitz , street photography , Yourdon



Cute baby

این بچه مگه ثابت می‌ایستاد؟همه‌ش تکون می خورد.بهترین عکسی که تونستم تو اون نور ازش بگیرم این شد 😀

Posted by Pedram Veisi on 2010-06-03 16:28:52

Tagged: , baby , cute , Shiraz , Iran , cute baby















Finding Our Way Through

The Philadelphia City Hall in downtown Philadelphia. I took this a few weeks ago while visiting Philly during a blue hour photo walk I went on.

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Posted by C. Dastodd on 2011-04-26 12:14:04

Tagged: , Philadelphia , Long Exposure , night



Top of the Rock - Rockefeller Center (New York)

Night view of Manhattan from the Top of the rock, Rockefeller Center Observatory. This 70-story, 850-foot GE Building was formerly known as the RCA Building and was also known as “30 Rock". The building houses NBC’s New York studios, including the Saturday Night Live and The Today Show.

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Past couple of weeks were crazy – school stuff and travel. Now I’m back will be traveling your streams 🙂

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Posted by dhilung on 2010-04-01 03:57:34

Tagged: , rockefeller center , manhattan , night , Top of the rock , vertorama , New York , New York City



Motivational Cute Love Quotes

Fabulous collection of saying image to describe what your feel.
you may download it for free about motivational cute love quotes .
Here are another love quote by famous people for you :
At the end of the day, success and achievements will not bring happiness without love. There is more…

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Posted by mayariyanti32 on 2016-01-09 02:13:22

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Pentax Legacy

While I’m primarily a Nikon shooter, I still have a soft spot for the classic Pentax bodies and lenses from the past.

As 2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of Asahi Optical it seems like an appropriate time to celebrate my favourite Pentax cameras.

From the top-left:

1/ The "Asahi Pentax" – the original Pentax with 55mm f2.2 Takumar [1957].

2/ Spotmatic SPII with Super-Multi-Coated 50mm f1.4 Takumar [1971].

3/ MX with M 40mm f2.8 – the original "pancake" lens [1978].

4/ The modern K-1 DSLR (Silver Limited Edition) with film-era 31mm & 77mm FA Limited lenses [2017].

Posted by Mike Woolley on 2018-12-31 00:00:50

Tagged: , Pentax , Winter