Friday, 31 January 2014

Picture This #235 ~ Playing With Light

Well I love playing with light. I just don't do it enough. I have gotten a few remote switches that allow me to control the camera without touching it in those low light play grounds. I recommend it for anyone that does not already have one for their cameras. Being able to set the aperture and speed to allow for a whole different interpretation of shots. Capturing movement, getting light trails or just getting light cast with a flashlight. It is all fun.
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Here it is flat so I need to work on getting more interest in traffic lights. But after going out and shooting these types of photos, I realize the things I will be looking for. What design to find and when to go to capture it. Rush hour, road clearing or just when you can catch one car on the road. I have more work to do. LOL

Now setting up a shot with low light and making it work. Light is what photography is all about, right? Just right, not enough or too much, but then again using those can make for some fun shots, just because.
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Light as far as fun can be used a lot of ways. Even breaking up the winter seasons when not much else comes to your eyes, and allows us to play with what we have on hand. Just having a shooting session and shooting nothing, or cool shots showing Items in a different light.
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Not shooting the nights in Fairbanks, I do miss, but themes like this make me want to find more creative ways to use the camera and come up with wonderful shots from the dark side. He he Night time and playing with lights.


Sunday, 26 January 2014

Picture This #235 ~ Playing With Light


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PICTURE THIS #235 ~ PLAYING WITH LIGHT

In the case of the first photo, I didn't play much with light but I did it with the several translucent hair-pins and brooches by trying to display them in the translucent crystal glassware, and give the illusion, at a first sight, of the image of a Japanese woman wearing kimono. Perhaps only I can see it...
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I played with light at the Botanical Garden (Lisbon) PLAYING WITH LIGHT/TRANSLUCENT

Once again, I played with light, this time not in Lisbon but somewhere in the south.
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Saturday, 25 January 2014

PT CCXXXV ~ Playing With Light

Beautiful amber figurine and volcanic glass lump.

 A wall mounted lamp.
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This golden globe stood on a table in a church I visited in January 12.
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A table lamp.
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Picture This #235 ~ Playing With Light

My daughter (step) always has such good ideas for a Christmas gift and this year she gave me a Villeroy Boch ceramic. The light effect is from the candle inside.
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A photo in the living room in the evening. I found the effect of the light playing with the tree interesting
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I was stolpering through my photos and found this of my wisteria. I do not know what happened, but the photo was taken with my old Lumix so I could not alter very much. It must have been a trick of the light.
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Picture This #235 ~ Playing With Light

Hi all, thanks to Benni for a fantastic theme this week, experimenting with light being one of my favorite occupations at the moment


Here are my three recent shots playing with light.


Sailboat  at Sunset
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Silhouette at Sunset 
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Light in the Forest
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Picture This #235 ~ Playing With Light

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week's challenge. It's a great theme, I love playing around with light in my shots, in many different ways. This should be an easy theme for everyone, so no excuses!!! LOL.

1) Sunlight through a Blue Poppy. Taken at Picton Castle Gardens, Wales.
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2) Winter sun through a piece of ice . I took the ice out of a water-trough for the semi-wild ponies of St Govan's Headlands, here in Wales. Wasn't an easy shot to take.....hold the camera in one hand, the ice in the other, and try not to shake from the cold. LOL.
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3) Sunlight through a Gunnera leaf.  Taken at macro level so all the fine detail of the leaf can be seen.
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PICTURE THIS #235 ~ PLAYING WITH LIGHT

HI ALL. BENNI, A WONDERFUL BANNER AND GREAT THEME.
THANKS FOR BEING OUR FEARLESS LEADER THIS WEEK.

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ON SAN FRANCISCO BAY LIKE THE WAY THE LIGHT POINTS IN THE DIRECTION OF THE BRIDGE
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Friday, 24 January 2014

Picture This #235 ~ Playing With Light

Hi it's me, Benni, and I am your host this week.  My little Baltic amber seal is thrilled and honored to be the banner picture.

It's been about 5 months since we last did light so I thought I would do it again. I went back and read some of the comments from that challenge and people had many photos that fit.

I am choosing to focus on one quality of light and that is translucence. An object is translucent when some light can come through but not enough for the object to be transparent. 

But you might choose transparency or night light or shadows and reflections.  Or something else.

Play! Have fun! Let there be light.

Jellyfish
A jellyfish (also called Sea Nettle)

Pink geranium
A pink petaled geranium in the evening light

Cobalt blue glass
Cobalt blue bottles on a window sill


Monday, 20 January 2014

Picture This #234 ~ Sculptures Or Statues

Thank you Mitch,  for using my humble harvest 
for a banner this week. 

Great theme, only problem what to use,
 that have not been used for something else before.


1. A Zulu Warriors metal sculpture in the middle of the huge restaurant at Misty Hills Hotel,
    in Muldersdrift, called Carnivores. You can get anything there from crocodile to snake  
     and giraffe and in between. Eat like a lion eats. 
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2.  Statue depicting a Dutch  Voortrekker woman protecting her children at the  
       Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. 
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3.   Rhino sculpture made out of fiber glass, 
       found a the factory in Hartebeespoort, outside the market. 
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Have a wonderful week everyone, I will sincerely try to visit and comment.
 If I do 2 a day, should manage by Saturday. *smile*





Sunday, 19 January 2014

Picture This #234 ~ Sculptures Or Statues

Starting out with a statue from the Grotto in Portland Or.
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The next from Idaho.
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The last from right here in downtown Moses Lake.
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Picture This #234 ~ Sculptures Or Statues

Congratulations Marianne for her photo being selected for this week's banner. What a beautiful arrangement of green beans and strawberries. They must be in season in your part of the world.

I commend Mitch for coming up with different themes. I haven't participated in the past couple of themes because I didn't have anything to contribute. But this time, Sculptures or Statues presented some images to select.

This first image is from a corner on the Doge's Palace in Venice. We passed the palace and this corner relief caught my eye. I have several photos of sculptures while we toured Italy but I want to include images from other places.

This statue of the dragon is located in Philadelphia's Chinatown.

We were in Vermont this summer and spent a few hours in Bennington. This is one of the Catamounts as a Patriot.



Saturday, 18 January 2014

Picture This #234 ~ Sculptures Or Statues

This huge sculpture in Newark, New Jersey is called "Wars of America". The sculptor is Gutzon Borglum who did Mount Rushmore and also my beloved Stone Mountain in Georgia. The stone (granite) that this sculpture is carved from is actually from Stone Mountain. 
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Picture This #234 ~ Sculptures Or Statues

All three of these were taken in December at Brookgreen Gardens in Murells Inlet, on the coast of South Carolina USA
It was difficult for me to pick just three...








Picture This #234 ~ Sculptures Or Statues

Beautiful banner shot, Marianne, well-deserved! I love the colors and shapes.

I had to do some thinking on this theme; there are plenty of interesting sculptures and statues about, but we are in the middle of another polar vortex and I don't wish to go out. But, no worries, I stepped outside the box a bit, and came up with some shots from my files.

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From my garden, a guardian we call "Spot".

Amber seal
On my dresser, a little seal carved from Baltic Amber.

Bronze Lion
I may have shown this bronze leopard before, but here he is again.


Picture This #234 ~ Sculptures Or Statues

Love the banner photo by Marianne, good colour contrasts between the beans and the strawberries

I hope I have found something never before shown by me - sculptures are few and far between in my neck of the woods. If I lived in Altdorf you would get about 20 photos of William Tell statues.


I saw this little lady on a market stall in Solothurn
Impressions of September monthly market in Solothurn
Here is a lady in our local cemetary in Solothurn
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This is the Angel's Fountain in the town of Biel/Bienne in Switzerland
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PICTURE THIS #234 ~ SCULPTURES OR STATUES

Congratulations, Marianne! I really love your photo!

DOGS - Bronze sculpture by Emmanuel Frenier  (1824-1910), well known for the constant attention to detail in his animal art works. Pal├ício Nacional da Ajuda - Lisbon
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CATS - By the Polish sculptor Bronislaw Chromy. Seen on display in the garden surrounding Chromy's atelier - Krakow. It's called Cats but I look at them and I see owls...
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STATUE OF ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY - Bratislava - Castle Garden
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PICTURE THIS #234 ~ SCULPTURES OR STATUES

Hi all, another great theme this week.  All my selected shots were taken on a visit to see Gator in Savannah, Georgia. The first on a night shoot in the middle of town and the other two at the Bonaventure Cemetary. 

Bonaventure Cemetery is a public cemetery located on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah, Georgia. 

The cemetery became famous when it was featured in the 1994 novel 'Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil' by John Berendt, and in the movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the book. 

It is the largest of the city's municipal cemeteries, containing nearly 160 acres (0.65 km2).


Night Fountain
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Bonaventure Monument
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