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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by Kim OHara » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:47 am

Hi, Alan, it's great to have you back and posting more of your very pretty photos. I've been away from home for a little while but that means I can post a few of my holiday snaps when I catch up with the backlog of chores and work.

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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by alan » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:03 am

Hey Kim. I've learned a lot about making photos better. Hundreds of hours of study. No, Thousands.
Finally, I think I'm pretty decent.

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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by oncereturner » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:02 am

alan wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:32 am
Wanted my bird friend to look like she is walking on the sky.
Altered the colors a bit, more or less magenta, to give that feel. Orange on the horizon was due to a forest fire.
I like this one, think it has a thoughtful mood. rsz_2p1030785.jpg
Amazing! Reminds me to the endless time and space. Actually I've never seen the ocean or sea in my life.
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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by oncereturner » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:14 am

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Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:47 pm
Spotlight pics are cool. Love it when I can get that effect. Usually, they happen when the sun is high, so not much color happens. Color happens best when the sun is low.
David--yeah, I'm on the coast of Florida so near the South. Don't like the culture here, but the water is unique and the light can be sublime. That's why I put up with it, instead of moving back to California.
Here's my latest. rsz_2p1030889-2.jpg
I'm color blind, but still can see the difference between blue and yellow. Just think it's funny to mention, when it's 11 pm in Florida it's 6 am here in eastern Europe.
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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by oncereturner » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:37 pm

I can shot my best pictures in rain and fog, in the dark. I like reflections.

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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by alan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:53 am

Photography can be seen as a meditative experience. I like it that way.
Or, as a practice of awareness.
In this one I had a decent scene set up, and then out of the corner of my eye two pelicans came gliding into my world. Had to make a last minute adjustment of composition.
Nice shot, required mindfulness and a perfect response. I love doing that.
Maybe you all will enjoy the result.
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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by Kim OHara » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:26 am

alan wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:53 am
Photography can be seen as a meditative experience. I like it that way.
I agree. Those who share your view might like -
"The Practice of Contemplative Photography - Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes"
By Andy Karr and Michael Wood
https://www.shambhala.com/the-practice- ... raphy.html
I got it a few years ago and liked it but it mostly reinforced and extended ideas I had already reached for myself (even if I can't put them into practice very well :embarassed: ) rather than being a real eye-opener for me.

I hope you thanked the pelicans for their contribution, Alan. :smile:

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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by alan » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:35 pm

Always thank my bird friends for their contributions. I'll take a look at that book.
Here's a Happy Christmas pic.
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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by alan » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:39 pm

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I live in a Redneck part of Florida. Don't like the culture, or the people. I live here because the beach is the best I've ever seen. Emerald water and fine sand. There is an incredible luminosity in this part of the Gulf Coast.

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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by Zom » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:06 am

Lemme spoil everything :D

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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by DNS » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:54 am

alan wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:39 pm
I live in a Redneck part of Florida. Don't like the culture, or the people. I live here because the beach is the best I've ever seen. Emerald water and fine sand. There is an incredible luminosity in this part of the Gulf Coast.
The redneck riviera! :tongue:

Do you have white sand over there? I visited Clearwater once and saw some nice looking white sand.

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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by alan » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:05 am

The sand is white in the light of day At night, it is black.
Everything is determined by perspective, of course.

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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by alan » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:47 am

Zom: A Stieglitz influence there, with the feel of Paul Strand. I like it.

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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by alan » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:30 pm

Sunrise.
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Re: Pretty pictures

Post by JeffR » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:41 am

How do I post pictures from my computer? I was going to post a few but copy/paste isn't working.
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