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BabaCam (2018-12-18):

It has something sad in this image even if we hadn't known about Dago. Somehow it is this nearly blind trust in us, I find this moving. I find this is non-verbally seeable in this image. Excellent TOM and a very good image too.

Dago had a wonderful home - I am sure.


BabaCam (2018-12-18):

Excellent play with these traffic lines. I love the "left sign" in the front, great that you have this guy on the other end. The fun part is that he looks slightly to the right. Maybe he thinks that nobody sees him and that he can secretly turn. Next thing is the police - hehe.


ellelloo (2018-12-18):

Hi Way,
What a fine photo of this famous trail. I think I would not have made it even when younger, when I read your description and Peters words of the last part. I like the way you have been able to include a section of the winding trail and the inclusion of people is also a bonus. The photo is not too dark in my computer either. However, is see a thin halo at the edge of the sky and the ridges on my computer.
Lasse


ellelloo (2018-12-18):

Hello JMsarc,
This photo is a nice memory for you and also an excellent addition to the theme. You got a fine shot of Dago walking towards you.
Lasse


BabaCam (2018-12-18):

I thought you had discovered a new buttefly and this was the name - hehe. Congratulations to the new member of the family. What a wonderful Christmas gift. I work with a nearly due mamma so I live with her through all worries and happiness almost every day. Best to you all.


ellelloo (2018-12-18):

Hi Pat,
Wonderful mini series. I like them all, although my slight preference goes to the CI. The colours and textures are amazing.
Lasse


ellelloo (2018-12-18):

Congratulations! A lovely image and fitting name!
Lasse


guillaumejm (2018-12-17):

Hello frank
Yes it fits the theme perfectly.
Great quality & depth.
A+
JMarc


plimrn (2018-12-17):

Merhaba Murat,
Nice light and details. I really do like your images of Turkey, a place I have yet to visit. Sorry I missed this one last moth, I had surgery and never completed TheTOM images
Regards, Pat


guillaumejm (2018-12-17):

Congratulation
Lovely name. A delicate picture for a delicate moment.
A+
JMarc


plimrn (2018-12-17):

Hallo Frank,
I do like the way you filled the sky with those elegant oak bones. The sunny day, the curve of the path and the clouds on the horizon all come together to make a very attractive image, but you Magritte is still my choice. Regards, Pat


plimrn (2018-12-17):

Dear Elaine,
What joys still to come as each precious child learns and grows, you are blessed.
GLV, Pat


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plimrn (2018-12-17):

Hi Way,
I like this a lot, it really makes the kids POP while the B&W portion of the city is very well done. You even managed some cloud detail.
HLJ x4, Pat


PB-Photography (2018-12-17):

Congratulations for each involved person and in particular the main character, Hana Rai.
Wonderful image to go along with the event. A butterfly kissing the flower!


W.Lim (2018-12-17):

Congratulation Oma,

What a blessing and a BEAUTIFUL image to go with a beautiful and healthy little one and a lovely name.

W


Buin (2018-12-17):

Hallo Lasse!
Your photo makes me want to follow this trail, into the forest, into this fascinating landscape. All your photos and the links show that it would be a most interesting activity. For me especially these erratic blocks are fascinating. Thank you for this interesting contribution!
Greetings from cool, wet and grey Westphalia! Have a nice week!
Frank


Buin (2018-12-17):

Hallo Jorge!
I can understand very well your enthusiasm for these old buildings, their architecture and all their decorations. Here you show us an intriguing example of all the details one can detect on places like this. Thank you for showing.
However, where have all the EXIF-data of the photo gone ? ;-)
Greetings from grey, cold and wet Germany!
Frank

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borrazopolitan (2018/12/17 12:44:07): frank

I lost most of the datas from these photos when I transfer it from a place to another, I only perceived it after, even the register of the time was lost.

take care

jorge

W.Lim (2018-12-17):

Hi JMarc,

Nice to see it again, and a good memories for you of Dago. I'm sure it is a bitter sweet photo for you and it fit well for the ToM.

W


W.Lim (2018-12-17):

Hi Lasse,

Such wonderful nature and good to see there are nice walking trail to explore and discover the area and/or just for people to exercise and enjoy some walking, it is good for physical and mental health.
Love the wonderful shades of green.

W


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dkeus31

W.Lim (2018-12-17):

Hi

Looks like you got the best light here. Excellent shot. It feel peaceful and very calm wind to get this perfect reflection too.

W


W.Lim (2018-12-17):

Hi John,

Pretty awesome shot you got here. I always have problem shooting through branches, I guess you have to be patient and/or using menu focus An awesome sighting and excellent shot.

W


W.Lim (2018-12-17):

Hi Peter,

The image take my breather away, I guess when I think of Bolivia, that alone take my breath away. At this point I'm not sure I can do this altitude anymore, I've been to Peru, Tibet, Nepal...and each time I remember it was difficult and that I wouldn't want to do it again....but then I probably do it again :) for this kind of experience and special moment like you captured. This is awesome and very special for sure that I bet you'll remember for the rest of your life.

W


W.Lim (2018-12-17):

Hi Pat,
Awesome shot, very similar to some of the Antelope Canyon, but slight different, I guess you can stay in there all days and come up with so many different Interesting POV image. Amazing places out there to be discover still.

W


plimrn (2018-12-17):

Hei Lasse,
Wonderful path through the snow, the first for the month. Those snow-laden trees against that intricate cloud pattern and the light and shadow call to my heart. Here we have frozen ground and RAIN. The ci shows the path better and the bowed tree is delightful but the light always wins. I really do appreciate all that you do to keep this very special site running smoothly. Pat

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ellelloo (2018/12/17 07:01:01): Hi Pat,
Thanks for your kind words! The photo is old and it was taken in February, when the winter is at its top here in normal years.
Take care
Lasse

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dkeus31

plimrn (2018-12-17):

Hallo Didier,
Jetzt sehe ich die beste Art, diese Szene zu gestalten. Danke. Sie haben auch den perfekten Moment erlebt, als es windstill war und das war nicht einfach. Sie mussten darauf warten ... Ich liebe diesen kleinen Fotografen als Teil dieser wundervollen Reflexion ist das ve GLF, Patrständlich?


plimrn (2018-12-17):

Bonsoir Jmarc
As I was looking for Dago's age, I discovered your new family members, I see what you mean about the eye contact. It's a subtle but very important differenc, Still, The detail is the pano is great. Regards, Pat


plimrn (2018-12-17):

Bonsoir JMarc,
I see I'm late to your loss, still this precious memory is perfect for the theme. Dago, walking toward you, adds a lot of interest to this charming image. The clouds and the blue of the sky are perfect, while the red road makes a great background for Dago.

I like the way you bundled Dago's images in a theme. It made it easy for me to find his age, he almost made 11? ...and he was still smiling in the snow. The surprising thing is Gaia. Is she the cat that died?
Regards, Pat

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guillaumejm (2018/12/17 20:55:55): Hello
Dago was in his 11th year. He was a great companion. Now he is like the old volcanoes that are around in the picture : extincted and anyway still present.
Thank's for your words
JMarc

PB-Photography (2018-12-17):

This is a truly fascinating interpretation of the actual TOM. We all have our path through our life and it is a damn sure thing that everybody's path ends at some point. Sad, but true.


plimrn (2018-12-17):

Boa tarde jorge,
That museum goes on my list! I've never seen a skeleton quite like that. And also all the reasons below, I REALLY like this image
SAA, Pat

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plimrn (2018/12/17 18:07:39): You're quite the traveler!
borrazopolitan (2018/12/17 07:09:48): pat

I saw skeletons of mammoth in china, but they looks more fragile and small.

take care

jorge

plimrn (2018-12-17):

Hallo Frank,
It's not an easy choice between the fall colors of the November Track and this sunny fall day but given the cold, gray outside, at this point, warmth wins. Here the ground is frozen, but it's raining so there are puddles, sometimes on the snow! UGH!
Regards, Pat
PS after reading the notes, Lasse explained to me why I like this image better. That path is just so inviting.


plimrn (2018-12-17):

Hallo Elaine,
The sharpness, the rainbow colors on the wings and the furry body really make this image special. I've never noticed the fuzz on honey bees before. Still, after looking at images of Sweat Bees, Bumble bees and Honey bees, I think this is a honey bee, GLF, Pat


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BabaCam

plimrn (2018-12-17):

Hallo Barbara,
Although i mostly prefer color, I actually think B&W is better without the garish fairground colors. It emphasizes the chiaroscuro in the main. In the Ci, I probably would have waited until the man was clear of the fair ride. But then, I'm trying to simplify my images so the Ci shows how the inclusion of the man walking away simplifies the image. Thanks. GLF, Pat


plimrn (2018-12-16):

Hei Lasse,
Wonderful Chiaroscuro in your main image while the duckboard path really stars in the CI. I also appreciate the links to other series. It was fun looking at the three together; it gives a much better sense of place, still my heart belongs to the perfect snoy path.
Regards, Pat


plimrn (2018-12-16):

Hallo Peter,
There is a remarkable difference in sharpness between the main and the Lv. I don't often see such improvement in sharpness between the two images; I suspect it is because of your drive for perfection. I also appreciate your tip to Didier about a 30 second exposure. Thanks for a wonderful trip
HLJ, Pat


plimrn (2018-12-16):

Hallo Peter,
It's the nicest rock art I have seen. Do you know how the white was produced? The lines almost look elevated. Glad you're not posting a location!
HLJ, Pat

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PB-Photography (2018/12/17 01:03:01): Petroglyphs are etched into rock covered with desert varnish. The contrast between the black covered stone and the etched in and exposed rock makes the art work pop out. In this particular case I opted to go with B&W conversion and I increased the brightness of the etched part to provide an even greater contrast.
There are certain places that I do not reveal its location online, but if someone asks me to take him/her there I usually grant his/her wish. I took Kent to this petroglyph twice. It's an easy 30 minute hike up a hill.

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BabaCam

plimrn (2018-12-16):

Hallo Barbara,
I was guessing it was from the month of tenderness, but I see it's yellow but it would also fit February's TOM, have you any unused works. I see I did comment this, and you handled the repost well. I'm with you on points, comments are what I seek.
GLF, Pat


plimrn (2018-12-16):

Hi John,
You really got some excellent bird shots on your local trip !! The detail is wonderful, which is impressive, since the camera would automatically focus on the branches in front. I see why manual is way to go for birds, even though I don't have a lot of confidence in my ability to focus. Tripods are really the only way to shoot birds. Chris just got me a really right stuff tripod head. That is a great link to the Cornell bird site, I learned a lot even though I already use Cornell Labs. When do you go to New Mexico? Thank you for all that you have taught me. HLJ, Pat

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jwmunro (2018/12/16 23:43:49): Hi Pat and dial in my shutter

I leave on Dec 27th and arrive sometime during midday Dec 28th in Socorro and my hotel reservation is through Jan 4, 2019.

I too have trouble with spot on focus so my focus is always auto and I have my focus on the back button and separate from the shutter release. This allows me to focus and the change camera position for composition and maintain focus. The manual that I always recommend is for exposure. I select my aperture and then zero out the exposure with the shutter speed. Now if you cannot attain what you want then you have to dial in ISO to get a shutter speed and exposure within sensor limits, i.e. no blinkies, no motion blur, and no shakes. The newer cameras have much better noise attenuation than the older ones so ISO 800, even 1000-1200, is very good. In ACR us must always check for noise above ISO 800. If my image is sharp I can use noise reduction in ACR to remove most of it if not all. I go no more than 50 on the noise slider and then clear the rest in DxO NIK dFine. (Actually I like dFine much better than ACR.)

Do you have the RRS BH55 head? That is one nice head and both Jo and I have them on our tripods.

Thanks for the visit and comment.

John

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dkeus31

guillaumejm (2018-12-16):

Wow
cette composition & mise en scène est superbe!.
j'adore
A+
JMarc


PB-Photography (2018-12-16):

I completely agree with you, hiking through the Narrows is an unforgettable experience. I did it twice! once in August and another one in November. First was a challenge due to higher levels of water and the second due to frigid water. Both times it was a hike from the top to the bottom with an overnight in the Narrows. It obviously needs a permit to do that, but I really recommend you doing it again with a night in between.
Very nice warm glow from the opposing wall giving the water a nice orange hue.


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dkeus31

PB-Photography (2018-12-16):

Perfect!
The colors in the sky, the cloud mirrored in the pool and the dancing fool are a perfect composed moment in the desolate wilderness of Last Chance Canyon while Gregory Butte in the distance is a wonderful crystallizing point.


dkeus31 (2018-12-16):

hi Pat
nice textures and soft tones, a good image :)
didier

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plimrn (2018/12/17 01:39:48): Danke

ellelloo (2018-12-16):

Hi Gary,
Beautiful landscape! You have composed the photo pleasantly. The hikers are an important part of the photo, although Mt. Rainier and the surroundings here are in the main role. A fine addition to the theme,
Lasse
P.S. Map reference would be nice as well.


dkeus31 (2018-12-16):

hi Pat
there it was nice to get out of the boat on the hard sand :)
good light.
didier

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plimrn (2018/12/17 01:38:10): It was a much nicer walk than the one in willow canyon

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korki

dkeus31 (2018-12-16):

hi Korkut
nice BW, good POV :)


dkeus31 (2018-12-16):

Hi Frank
nicely done!
good composition and nice light!

snowing here.
Didier


dkeus31 (2018-12-16):

hi Way did you get on top?
nice to see the path, does not look too dark to me.

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W.Lim (2018/12/17 06:07:11): I hiked this trail 5 times, been to top only once almost 20 years ago. I was till using 35mm film at the time.

W

dkeus31 (2018-12-16):

Hi Peter
gorgeous light and colors in this image!

the clouds look so smooth as if you reduced a bit the noise.

Current discussion:

PB-Photography (2018/12/16 19:34:34): No noise reduction at ISO 400, but a 30s exposure provides a smooth appearance.

guillaumejm (2018-12-16):

Hello
What an unusual station architecture !.
interesting and very well captured.
A+
JMarc


guillaumejm (2018-12-16):

Hello Pat
Gorgeous mini series. The CI is really great too. I really appreciate how you kept all in the perfect light.
A+
JMarc

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plimrn (2018/12/17 01:05:18): Je suis honoré, merci.

guillaumejm (2018-12-16):

hello
Wow, what a beautiful one. light & colors, . I love that.
A fave of course
A+
JMarc