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10 of the best: nature photographs.

 
 
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 07:03 am
@saab,
Welcome to my world.
saab
 
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 08:05 am
@panzade,
Maybe it is like my cooking. I do not study cookbooks for fanzy, impressive dishes. I prefer simpler food but choosing matching colours.
Fish, potaoes and sauce hollandaise is very boring. So dill on the potatoes, peas on the side and sliced lemon on the fish and you have colours. As dessert something colourful like strawberries or strawberry cake.
The table has to be set in colours fitting the food when I have guests. Even when I am alone I prefer to use starched linen napkins.
vonny
 
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 08:18 am
@saab,
Are all photographs photoshopped nowadays? I'm pretty new to computers, and before this year I'd never heard of photoshopping. Now I seem to come across examples all the time.

I do find it difficult, at times, to know if colours on a photograph have been enhanced or not - nature doesn't stick to neat coordinating colours - she has a habit of choosing some colours that clash violently. Hard to know, sometimes, what is real and what is not.
saab
 
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 09:38 am
@vonny,
The idea is very new to me too and I really do not think all photos ar photoshopped.
Especially something like sunsets you can never know. Looking at one in nature and it still seems unnatural sometimes.
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 09:51 am
@vonny,
Looked at the pictures on page 42. This is my impression Others might see it different
Hingehead´s I like and it seems natural
Yours from Tamarick swamp is perfect except a bit too good on right hand front
The one from Japan is just perfect.
The one from Chile is too perfect
Ossobuco´s from Scotland must be natural as I saw it on TV and it looked just the same
Ossobuco´s from Iceland won a prize and I think it is natural. Only I can´t stand the dumb grin of the swimmer - just wish he would swin away or at least loose his false teeth
Region Philbis I can´t tell - guess it is natural.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 10:18 am
@panzade,
Mine too.
I think people react differently re being attracted more to some types of photo imagery than others do, and, really, vive la difference.

I'm a painter and my landscapes aren't actually very dramatic and the colors are rarely pure. They're triggered by photographs I have taken, so I've a long history of lesser drama in the land I like. I seem to be motivated by my sense of a place more than the drama of a place. Or maybe it's because I've lived a long time in areas that have fog or drizzle fairly often. I don't think I've ever painted a sunset - I don't actually see them very often, unless someone else is driving. It's flat out dangerous for me to be out walking in the dark because of my night blindness since I easily trip even in merely dim light. I'm fine walking along a main city street with lots of lighting.. but not, say, walking in my own quiet rather dim neighborhood. This has been lifelong, so sunsets aren't that much in my visual vocabulary. I do see sunrises sometimes, as I can see through my windows that it's getting light, time to rise and shine and look out my door to the east.
saab
 
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 12:31 pm
@ossobuco,
A painted sunset can easily turn into a real bad kitsch. A sunrise is easier - I think - as they often are milder in the colours.
Living by the west coast makes it so easy to walk down to the water and watch the sunset. On the other hand the sky get coloured no matter where you live.
Now I live on a high hill and see the sun set behind high hills and it still colours the whole sky.
Sunrises I can easily see now in the winter as the sun sometimes rise later than I do.
As young I saw sunrises also before going to bed as the sun rises shortly after midnight in a summer evening.
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 12:36 pm
http://www.johanssonkajak.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/vaderoarna111111-13_15la.jpg

Sunrise Sweden
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vonny
 
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 02:37 pm
@saab,
All of my photos on page 42 come from the National Geographic 'photo of the day' series - they all appealed to me - especially the one of the swamp.
saab
 
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 04:31 pm
@vonny,
I really liked the one from Japan and also the swamp -
I did not want to be critical of your choices - they are beautiful - just wanted to point out what I thought could have been overdone - that might have been the one from Chile. But I don´t know anything about it.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 10:11 pm
@saab,
saab, Excuse me for including these photos from Japan that I took while on a buddhist pilgrimage with my wife in 2004.
Himeji Castle.
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag215/Tak_Nomura/JapantoMountKoya019_zps3a1a770d.jpg
Walking to a temple.
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag215/Tak_Nomura/JapantoMountKoya059_zps359ee3ba.jpg
At a temple.
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag215/Tak_Nomura/JapantoMountKoya092_zps9a9c4f00.jpg
Praying at temple.
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag215/Tak_Nomura/JapantoMountKoya086_zps740e9d40.jpg
Samurai garb.
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag215/Tak_Nomura/JapantoMountKoya078_zps7f0d2d96.jpg
We enjoyed some good food while on tour.
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag215/Tak_Nomura/JapantoMountKoya063_zpsce21ac73.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Tue 31 Dec, 2013 03:35 am
Why do you have to excuse yourself for putting in pictures which looks like normal life???

especially nice is the one of the temple.
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saab
 
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Reply Tue 31 Dec, 2013 05:02 am
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mW4fF0w-ccw/Tv6-xEPRpUI/AAAAAAAAASQ/2FdjdUw-Aq8/s1600/Gott%2BNytt%2B%2525C3%252585r%252521.jpg

Happy new year
vonny
 
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Reply Tue 31 Dec, 2013 05:14 am
@saab,
Happy New Year!

http://www.comet-collegium.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/London-happy-new-year.jpg
saab
 
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Reply Tue 31 Dec, 2013 06:04 am
@vonny,
Nice to see London.
I am back home after a lovely Christmas in GB. But my soul is still not really here, but there.
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FBM
 
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Reply Tue 31 Dec, 2013 09:35 pm
Ah! Good to see vonny is in this thread! Very Happy

Here's a Geminid from last month:

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb192/DinahFyre/DSC_1942_02a.jpg
vonny
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jan, 2014 03:44 am
@FBM,
Hi FBM - Happy New Year!

Wonderful photo - as ever! Very Happy
Dutchy
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jan, 2014 04:13 am
@saab,
"Gott Nytt Ar", sounds familiar as I lived in Varmland Brattfors from 1945 to 1946. Smile
saab
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jan, 2014 04:16 am
@Dutchy,
Värmland is such a nice part of Sweden.
Never heard of Brattfors and had to look it up. Not very big. Did you learn some Swedish?
FBM
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jan, 2014 04:20 am
@vonny,
vonny wrote:

Hi FBM - Happy New Year!

Wonderful photo - as ever! Very Happy


Thanks, vonny, and Happy New Year back atcha! We've got another meteor shower tomorrow night, so maybe I'll get lucky again. Wish me luck! Very Happy
 

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