Saturday, 31 May 2014

PICTURE THIS #253 ~ IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO

Congratulations Pat... the banner is really lovely!

All the photos below were taken in Lisbon, the first two from the top precisely today's afternoon.

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Picture This #253 ~ It Takes Two To Tango

Thanks for choosing my picture as the banner Mitch. The village of Feldbunnen is becoming famous.

I also do not usually take photos of people, but I found a couple that I have never shown here.

First of all let's go to Morocco. Sometime in the nineties Mr. Swiss and I were in Marrakech and we spent one evening with music and dancing in a Bedouin tent - and with food of course. Here is a photo of two of the dancers
Marrocan entertainment  in a Bedouin tent

Father and No. 2 son packing the shopping into the car at the supermarket parking lot
Son and dad discussing how to load the car

When a hedge separates your garden from the neighbour's garden, it needs co-ordination to cut it. Our neighbour has now moved away, but it used to be fun. Mr. Swiss on the right.
Philipp & Marcel - synchronised work


PT CCLIII ~ It Takes Two To Tango

Lovely banner by Pat

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Picture This #253 ~ It Takes Two To Tango

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PICTURE THIS #253 ~ IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO

HI ALL!! GREAT BANNER PAT!!
DEB A WONDERFUL THEME, HMM BUT MUST SEARCH

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Picture This #253 ~ It Takes Two To Tango

Many thanks to Debby for hosting this week's challenge. This should be an interesting one!! Although I've taken a lot of candid people shots, most of them are individuals. I did manage to find some of couples, and decided to mix in some non-human couples for variety!!

1) This couple show the typically British tourist trait......no matter if the weather is cold and windy....let's have an ice-cream!!
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2) This Prairie-dog couple seem to be discussing the best location to dig their next hole!!
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3) This one always makes me smile. I imagine she is saying something important, while he is wondering if he can get home in time for the start of the football game. LOL.
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4) This pair of Ringed Teal are showing togetherness, bird-style.
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Picture This #253 ~ It Takes Two To Tango

Congrats to Pat on a beautiful sunset. Wonderful color for the sky.

I don't usually photograph people so I was surprised at how many shots I had.

Fishermen
These guys are fishermen who accidentally hooked a pelican. They went in and got it, dislodged the hook, and released the bird. I have several pictures of this adventure so you might have seen this one or others.

Gulls on the roof
Another pair looking for fish.

Two Amish women
Looking at shells. A younger woman, not in the picture, went swimming in the same dress.


Picture This #253 ~ It Takes Two To Tango


Hi Picture This!
 Debby Van Enkenvoort here, posting your theme for the week, which is
 "It Takes Two to Tango!" 
 Preferably people (couples) but you could use other things as a last resort.
 Here are my examples:


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Prospect Park
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Central Park
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Battery Park


Sunday, 25 May 2014

PICTURE THIS #252 ~ SUNRISE OR SUNSET

As I'm not an early bird, my three photos were taken at sunset

Photo taken from my flat (September)
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Photo taken from my flat (October)
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Photo taken from car while travelling to the south of Portugal (July)
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Picture This #252 ~ Sunrise Or Sunset

Impressive photo by Benni for the header - love it.

I will now dig into my archives, mostly sunset as I am not up early enough in the morning for a sunrise.

One of the last places that I thought I would capture a sunset was waiting for the bus in Dagenham when leaving my dad's place, but I just had to take this one, surrounded by buildings, buses and traffic.
Sunset in Dagenham
I suppose even the sun sets on the Alps in Switzerland - taken from the hill in our village where the castle is.
Bernese Alps
We say Santa is baking biscuits when we get a sunset like this - taken from the garden in our estate.
Sunset over Feldbrunnen


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Picture This #252 ~ Sunrise Or Sunset

This is a great theme, Mitch, and a chance to go and look at some of my favorite pictures. Thank you so much for using my crab as the banner. After photographing him, I took him and his house back out where I found him and tucked him away safely.

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Sunset on Caspersen Beach, Florida.

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Two thousand miles north, the sun has set on Lake Superior in Canada.

Heron at dusk
One of my favorite pictures. A heron standing watch, again on Caspersen Beach, Florida.


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Sunrise Or Sunset

Hi all a fabulous theme this week two of my favorite times of day. Congrats to Benni on an awesome header I just love that shot ;)

So here are my choices for this week


Sunrise over the River Avon Ringwood Hampshire England
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Sunset Bournemouth Bay Dorset England
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Sunset Lake Michigan, Michigan USA
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Sunset from  The Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia USA
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Great banner by Benni !!

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OH WHAT A COOL THEME!!
THE BANNER IS WELL TO WONDERFUL BENNI!!


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Picture This #252 ~ Sunrise Or Sunset

Hi everyone, this is Mitch!! I've been away for most of the last week, visiting my folks and then visiting Baz, so I didn't have time to organise a host for this week, so I'll be doing it myself!!

Before this week's theme, just a reminder (again!!) to remember that not everyone can post at the weekend and to come back later in the week to check for later posts and comment on them. Members who post after the weekend always seem to get less comments.

This week's theme is an old favourite of mine, but we haven't done it in quite a while: Sunrise or Sunset. It can be either or both. Let's see some glorious colours!!

1) Sunset over Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
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2) Sunset clouds over the Cleddau River at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales
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3) Sunset over Carew millpond, Pembrokeshire, Wales
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4) Flying in the sunset, somewhere between Nevada and New Jersey.
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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Picture This # 251 ~ Housing

This first shot is the block that I live on. The large building to the right is the Brooklyn Public Library and to the left, the first building on our block is the Richard Meier "Glass Tower."


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This is a photo taken from a friend's highrise apartment building in Manhattan, near South Street Seaport. 


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This last shot is looking toward Brooklyn Heights on the east River from The South Street Seaport. Marilyn Monroe lived in Brooklyn Heights when she was married to Arthur Miller.

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Sunday, 18 May 2014

Picture This #251 ~ Housing

We have mostly boring housing here in the midwestern US, so I used my imagination a bit.

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My house, front doorbell.

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Housing for a crab might be a shell. I was going to take this shell home until its resident popped out.

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What post of mine would be complete without a picture from Florida.