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plimrn (2018-08-16):

Hi Chris,
What an amazing sky and a perfect choice for the TOM. That sounds like a great trip, especially Vancouver Island. One of my favorite trips was sailing through the Canadian Gulf Islands in a small trimaran; your image brings back a flood of happy memories, Thank you. Pat


plimrn (2018-08-16):

Boa Tarde Ric,
That amazing sky makes a very special background for that sun on the horizon, the reflection doubles the pleasure while the LV is even better! It is a great choice for the sunshine theme of August. Regards, Pat


plimrn (2018-08-16):

Bonsoir Claude,
The strong silhouette makes a fine focal point against the reflected sunset. It's a great choice for August. I know I commented this image earlier, but when I checked my choices it wasn't there. I have somewhat inconsistent internet, and things don't always go through. SAJ, Pat


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plimrn (2018-08-16):

Hi Wayne,
Great title, great image; the snow enhances the detail of the red rocks. The magic is even more evident in the C.i We are planning to do do some red rocks next spring! So did you make it to Bryce Canyon with Tyler?
HLJx3. P


plimrn (2018-08-16):

Hi Gary,
Great sunrise!! An excellent choice fro the TOM, especially the pano. I like this one even better than sunset on the river! What were you doing out on the bay so early in the morning? Are you a fisherman or a commuter. We lived on a sail boat in Alameda in the late 60's and had many great sails on the bay. Regards, Pat

Current discussion:

gelarsen (2018/08/16 03:11:48): I was on my way to Alcatraz for the Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering Thanksgiving 2015.

plimrn (2018-08-15):

Bonsoir JMark,
My favorite of your series is the cows, I really like the way you got the one fellow to look at you. You framed his face very well. #5 is my next choice for the rolling green hills sprinkled with evergreens while the stone building echos the highest hill The closer view of Mt Blanc, with its still snowy display provides nice contrast for the deep green foreground. In #10 you use the two evergreens to frame the peaceful farm scene. I found #4 interesting because I'm working on building a meadow and I hope to include Epilobium angustifolium in the mix. We call it fire-weed here because it doesn't do well with other plants so after a fire, this plants blooms extravagantly. Regards, Pat


plimrn (2018-08-15):

Hallo Frank,
I appreciate your concren for the environment. No wonder you don't fly. Your note motivated me to look for comparisons of pollution from planes trains and automobiles. According to this site, Cars double plane emissions while trains have half the emissions of planes. Regards, Patricia


plimrn (2018-08-15):

Boa Tarde Jorge,
At first I was surprised by the long time frame to build this church but when one looks at time spans for building other large cathedrals and thinks about the two major wars that occurred during the building, it becomes less surprising. Regards, Pat


guillaumejm (2018-08-15):

Hello
Beautiful picture with a very eye catching sky.
Excellent for the tom .
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JMarc


guillaumejm (2018-08-15):

Hello
interesting story. Started built in 1904 to 1978. Quite long no ?
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JMarc


guillaumejm (2018-08-15):

hello
An other beautifull sunrise. Excelleent for the tom. A great picture quality.
Should deserve a large version
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JMarc

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guillaumejm (2018/08/16 09:15:39): Hello
Great : but did you just enlarged the main post or did you started from the original oicture to resize it in large format . Because the large version look a little pixelized?.
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JMarc
gelarsen (2018/08/15 23:39:08): OK, I just made a panoramic version.

guillaumejm (2018-08-15):

Hello
A perfect contribution to the tom for sure.
Is it me or isn't it a little bit over sharp?
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JMarc


eska (2018-08-15):

I admire here fantastic shapes and configurations of the clouds the most. At first I did not even noticed the city there! My full attention was on the clouds.
Your note is quite educational and has brought me back to earth to notice other details in your photo.
Definitely my favorite and choice for TOM.
Chris


saxo042 (2018-08-15):

Hi Frank,

An interesting text to this quite attractive pattern in the sky. Like an abstract painting! But I wonder how long this kind of activity can continue... Maybe it would be better if everyone could travel by bikes!

Best regards
Gunnar


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guillaumejm (2018-08-15):

Hello,
A top quality details.
Light perfectly dispatched on the flower and event the shadow of central part : great.
A new fave in my list.
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JMarc


CLODO (2018-08-15):

Hi Chris
very appealing picture full of quietness shared only with a couple wandering on the beach at low tide


eska (2018-08-14):

I have liked the mess of seeds of the main post but ... after seeing the whole series I have got the feel of it's surroundings and like it even more.
Greetings
Chris


eska (2018-08-14):

A sunset to sit and enjoy, no talking, no listening, maybe even not thinking (if that is possible).
My kind of picture to enjoy viewing any time.
Thank you.
Chris


eska (2018-08-14):

Well noticed and well executed. Isolated young people from the rest of the world conveyes probably exactly what they feel. They probably even missed Frank taking their picture. ;-)
I do not like CI, main post is my preferred reality.
And the little house in churches arms - another part of your photo to contemplate.
Hot, hazy and humid.
Chris


guillaumejm (2018-08-14):

Hello Chris
Absolutely gorgeous. Should deserve a large panorama version for sure.
Cloud shape interlaced with sun light.
I like it a lot.
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JMarc


W.Lim (2018-08-13):

JMarc,

Beautiful series, I like all of them. The main open the show and the rest gives us the idea of the surrounding elements like the flowers and vegetation near by, and those trees are impressive with the crooked trunk and those roots. The pano is beautiful with detials.

W


W.Lim (2018-08-13):

Hi Pat,

You have spotted the sun-worshiper from a distance, I like the wide open POV of the natural surrounding elements as well, and not too focus on the girl, because this rocks formation and the sea and tidepool all makes a very beautiful composition. While she is the main focus point of the composition but we also get the idea of the environment. She certainly found a nice little spot away from the others and a nice flat surface to sit and or lay down...

The CI is very charming with the colorful car. Nice you found the bus that get you there earlier if not faster. We have the same situation when we were in Amsterdam, we took the bus instead of the train although the train would be faster but don't leave as frequently as the bus to see the windmill.

W


guillaumejm (2018-08-13):

hello pat
nice story and funny car in the CI.
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Jmarc


guillaumejm (2018-08-13):

Bonsoir Frank
En effet !. Yes funny and I prefer the zoom in of the main :)
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JMarc


guillaumejm (2018-08-13):

Bonjour claude
Joli "reflet" et belle pensée.
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JMarc


Buin (2018-08-13):

Bonjour Jean-Marc!
Crête de chalam must be an impressive and really worth visiting lookout point with interesting surroundings - proven by your series. The panorama of the Alps (thank you for the large version!) with their "monarch" Mont Blanc simply is overwhelming and the rockfall on the other side of the valley in foreground is another interesting detail in the picture. Unfortunately there's a certain blue cast in the main photo ...
Greetings from very summerly Germany! Have a nice week!
Frank

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Buin (2018/08/13 18:11:04): Perhaps there are members who are able to explain the reason or even to find a remedy ...
guillaumejm (2018/08/13 16:14:01): hello
Yes there is a blue dominant but I do not know why. On other pictures you can see foreground is ok but as soon as it is in the distance there is this blue dominant.
In addition the main (and only the main ) was done with a smartphone. others were performed with my compact camera lulix tz101.

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JMarc

Buin (2018-08-13):

Hallo Jorge!
I like the wonderful, nearly mystic, light atmosphere in your photo. An impressive work of art!
Unfortunately there are no EXIF data specified.
Greetings from very summerly Germany!
Frank


CLODO (2018-08-13):

Hi Chris

A poetic shot with the mist giving some soft hues to this sunrise


CLODO (2018-08-13):

Hi

They seem to float at the surface of the lake, pushed by the wind (there was no wind that day..)

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PB-Photography (2018/08/13 13:57:20): Correct, there was no wind this morning :-)

CLODO (2018-08-13):

Hi Jorge

These skyscrappers seem very thin, that's the new Manchester along the Irwell river


CLODO (2018-08-13):

Hi Barbara

A good street photography an a story behind the picture, the lonely drinker seems very sad


CLODO (2018-08-13):

Hi Murat

Your image is bordeline for the ToM, so really different from the ones posted here. But as there is an eclipse, it means that there is no more sun....


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CLODO (2018-08-13):

Hi

Title of the book " how to commit suicide"....


CLODO (2018-08-13):

Hi Peter

You were really lucky to avoid the rainfall and be ready to record this stunning moment. To have a rainbow, you need at the same time rain and... sun!


Buin (2018-08-13):

Hallo Patricia!
A lovely photo! This young lady - you placed her wonderfully in the composition - has found a really inviting place for her sunbath. One could get envious ... ;-)
I also like the effect of the backlight here which causes a nice play of light and shadows in the photo - a photo nearly like a painting.
Thank you for the interesting personal note!
Greetings to you both from summerly Germany, very summerly ...
Frank


borrazopolitan (2018-08-13):

pat

nice view of this "cape" surrounded by waters where the woman looks lost in her thoughts. the use of the car as a flower stand is unusual and fantastic too. nice job.

take care

jorge


papagolf21 (2018-08-13):

Cher ami Frank,
Cette suite de façades à pans de bois, est tout simplement merveilleuse. Le temps passe, la beauté reste pour notre plus grand plaisir.
Merci à nos aïeux de nous laisser un tel paysage.
Admiration !
Amitiés.
Philippe


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papagolf21 (2018-08-13):

Cher ami Frank,
Comme il doit être agréable d'être attablé en ce lieu à l'abri du soleil (c'est parfois étonnant, l'on se plaint que le soleil ne se montre pas, et d'autres fois, l'on s'en protège...).
Le lieu est beau avec cet environnement.
Amitiés.
Philippe


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papagolf21 (2018-08-13):

Cher ami Frank,
Tout à fait d'accord avec toi, il existe des gens inconscients (mais cela, nous le savions), mais pas au point de faire prendre des risques inutiles à des sauveteurs.
heureusement pour cette dame, l'équipe de sécurité lui a redonné la vie, mais à quel prix !
Belle image avec une réactivité remarquable.
Amitiés.
Philippe


papagolf21 (2018-08-13):

Cher ami Frank,
J'aime l'astre d'or qui vient traverser les branches de cet arbre qui doit souffrir de la chaleur.
La mise en image est très réussie et découvre un paysage de toute beauté.
Amitiés.
Philippe


plimrn (2018-08-13):

Dear Barbara,
Your trip sounds epic!! Happy Trails! Your image inspired me to tell you that we just spent the last three days at the Abbotsford, BC Airshow...In the Canon photo pit!
GLF, Pat


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papagolf21 (2018-08-13):

Cher ami Frank,
Il faut les voir ces insectes se gaver sur ces grandes fleurs cherchant le soleil. La réussite est totale et très originale.
Je ne vais pas faire de bruit pour laisser ces insectes continuer leur repas !
Amitiés.
Philippe


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papagolf21 (2018-08-13):

Cher ami Frank,
L'homme qui aimait les fleurs ! Bravo pour cette réussite photographique, il faut vraiment y penser pour réussir un tel exploit photographique.
L'éclairage est excellent et ces couleurs et détails réussis.
J'admire !
Amitiés.
Philippe


papagolf21 (2018-08-13):

Cher ami Frank,
Tout est calme, l'ensemble donne l'impression que rien n'a changé depuis des siècles, pas de touristes venant brouiller l'image médiévale de l'ensemble. Une pure chance pour les photographes qui recherchent l'authenticité des lieux.
Belle note générale.
Amitiés.
Philippe


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papagolf21 (2018-08-13):

Cher ami Frank,
Curieuse façon de se plonger dans un livre, sa posture risque de le faire plonger directement dans le vide.
Une composition originale et très bien présentée.
Amitiés.
Philippe


plimrn (2018-08-13):

HI Murat!
In my book a great TOM selection! i recognized it as perfect, even from the thumbnail...The when I read that her reaction was to the eclipse! it added ice cream to the delight of your colleagues joy. We camped out in a remote area of the mountains for several days to enjoy the eclipse in just the company of family.... I do love being retired!! ...and I don't miss faculty meetings at all!!! Regards, Pat


plimrn (2018-08-13):

Hallo John,
Your image is perfectly framed with lovely detail and balance. The two cloud wings seem to lift that orchestra towards the sky. Glad to see you still have the green....We're mostly brown now. GLV, Pat


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plimrn (2018-08-13):

Hi Wayne,
Your main really is the star of the series with the wonderful detail and color. The Lv shows the grain best but the great balance of the main still wins the day.
My next favorite is your study little boy walking hand and hand with his Dad. He is a real hiker. We took Chris up Half-Dome in Yosemite when he was 4 months old....Young idiots than we were...both under 20! Still he loves physical activity: cycling, skiing, hiking. He's hiked the John Muir train from Tuolumne Meadows ending with summiting Whitney. Tyler will at least remember the trip and very likely to be very athletic.
In your balcony view, I especially like the way the rocks mirror the colors of the tree. and in #5 the blue sky provides stunning contrast for the warm wood. The last picture showed me why Cone is part of this tree's name. I've never seen such a literal carpet of cones. HLJ X3, Pat

Current discussion:

W.Lim (2018/08/13 17:00:37): Thank you Pat for the kind words...

We wanted to take him to Joshua Tree NP for a camping trip last year when he was 1 years old, but than he was sick just days before we go, so we cancel the plan. I guess we are a little more careful with Tyler than some younger parents might be. He is such a fun little boy, talking up the storm now at 2 and 4 month+

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plimrn (2018-08-13):

Bom Dia Jorge,
The rainbow-colored glass panels provide a bright showcase for the sun. I like it as lot also....both the building ang the symmetry of your framing.
SAA, Pat


plimrn (2018-08-13):

Hallo Barbara,
Your main is perfect for the theme and also deserves its place as, 'Best of Series.' The glowing streams of light make a great focal point against the bright green hillside. While the swimmer spreading rings of waves adds importance to the lake. Your 'pond' (round So Cal it would be considered a lake!) has many moods, from a bit winter-like in #3, with the cold morning light and steam rising off the water to the spring-like daisies in 4-5. and the placid stillness of 7-8 allowing silvered reflections. GLF, Pat