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Reflections and power

This is a very random post in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week. The theme is to use the photo she published,

as a starting point for a post. Mirror, power lines, clouds and reflection were what I focused on.

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The Uttermost Part of the Earth

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week brought to mind my very brief visit to Harberton on Tierra del Fuego.

Worthy of note: the skeletons are from animals that died and were washed up. This was a pretty cool little natural history museum put together by the family that lived in Harberton. I really liked how they showed the animals in context.

Random Arches and Domes in Bath

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

On the dark side

A very few of many sunsets

 

 

My first foray into both going off of auto and night photography, came from a desire to capture the Takae Lantern Festival in Nara Japan in 2007. These were taken with my trusty old Canon A510, using ISO 400 and a walking stick mono-pod.

 

Since then I’ve moved up, a bit, in both camera and skill, but I continue to use a walking stick/monopod and do not use a tripod. It just doesn’t work for me to carry one around. I am still quite challenged by dark pictures, in part because I don’t use a tripod and in part because I use a “bridge” camera, Nikon P610, which has a relatively small sensor so it wants longer shutter speeds and it gets grainy pretty fast at higher ISO settings.

I keep trying because I think night pictures often give you a better feel for the atmosphere of a place than day shots. People are off work and going about their business.

A few night street scenes in China and Japan:

 

I am often disappointed by the moon. My eye sees it bigger than my camera lens does:

The darkness of the night and motion of the boats in these pictures of cormorant fishing in Gifu, Japan, meant that all the pictures were blurry. I tried a “painterly” effect to make it seem like art instead of just a blurry picture.

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I’m not a morning person so I only have sunrise pictures from far away places (where I have jet lag). Here are a few from Kenya.

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Sunset to Sunrise.

 

 

Crawling and Flying

This is published in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. These pictures were taken on the Peninsula Valdes in Argentina.

It seems to me that the funny way sea lions move on land is a crawl, since they move on their elbow and knee equivalents.

These juvenile hawks were learning to fly over their nest. The wind was so strong that they stayed over the nest, like one of those lap pools with a current.

Hint request:
I am continuing to go through pictures from my January trip to South America. This task has been frustrating because I am trying to make the pictures work for both a slide show (computer screen or TV screen) and in print. It seems like when I get a picture that looks like I remember it on my screen then the colors print out funny, especially blues. Does anyone else have this problem? any hints would be most welcome…especially ones that don’t require any financial outlay.

Commercial Windows

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The In Zone mall in Weifang, Shandong Province, China. Even though I am not crazy about modern architecture I have a fascination with its reflective zigzag. It reminds me of a city skyline.

A day late (my husband was off work and I didn’t realize it was Monday) but the post is a response to the two challenges below:

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Signs of Life

This gallery is a response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Signscffc badge

 

Shanghai: skyline to street

Shanghai is the biggest busiest City I have ever been in. When I saw Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week: All about Cities:Skylines to Streets, it came immediately to mind since both its skylines and its streets are distinctive.

A glimpse of another world

“Driveable” depends on your vehicle of choice. My dad and I were thinking about alleys and parking when we took these pictures. They were all taken along a busy-ish street beside the Forbidden City.

I felt almost like a voyeur looking down into these private alleys.

 

To walk through the gate guarded by the well worn lions seems like a good start for a movie or fantasy story.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week brought these pictures to mind.