Images!

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by duceditor, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

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    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    I do love awakening early to capture stuff like this!


    "Near Silhouette at Sunrise"


    Near Silhouette at Sunrise.jpg

    -don
     
  2. Brocephus

    Brocephus Squier-Meister

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    Georgia,CSA
    Years ago, I was a dive instructor based in Cozumel, and along with various other phases, I had a brief underwater photography phase. On nice days that i didn't have to work (and that I was caught up on my gym and bicycling), I'd borrow a camera from a friend, and hop on the afternoon boat dive.
    There's actually a hella lot more to it underwater, than just point-n-shoot. If you (or anyone else) disturbs the sand on the bottom, the camera's flash will turn each grain of sand into a big holographic-looking square ("backscatter"?). The noise from breathing underwater bothers the fish and runs them off, so breathing control is critical. They're also very predator-conscious, so you want to avoid obviously focussing on them, or especially, pursuing them.
    Getting below the subject, rather than being even with, or above it, helps get that lighter blue background versus a dark, almost black background, that can look like night, even in the middle of the day.
    Getting stable, while not contacting the fragile reef system is important, but often difficult, especially in a relatively fast-current area like this.
    Other divers, that can clearly see you're trying to photograph something, will happily bulldoze right through what you're doing, so being first in the water and getting ahead of the group can help.
    But, even utilizing a number of the common tips, I was still a rank amateur, on my best day !
    Anyway,this is one of my favorites, taken at Paradise reef, in about 40 ft of water.
    (BTW, this wasn't a digital camera, and this was taken from the original paper photo, on my brother's camera phone, and then e-mailed to me, so please excuse the lack of color and clarity !)
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    Last edited: Jan 30, 2020
  3. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    73
    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    My Image of the Day

    "Jan - A Birthday Portrait"


    Jan - a Birthday Portrait - 1-31-2020.jpg


    -don
     
  4. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-holic

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    May 9, 2019
    Calgary, Alberta
    I have one today. I call this Hoar Frost.

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  5. Rain drops on a palm frond today.

    Raindrops.jpg

    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  6. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

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    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    "Tree Lines"


    Tree Lines.jpg


    -don
     
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  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Squier-Meister

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    Snapshot of the staterooms' hallway on the Queen Mary. IMG_20191002_162059026.jpg
     
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  8. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    Nov 24, 2018
    Crappie fishing is coming...
    No ghost....:(
     
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  9. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Dec 28, 2017
    South Texas Coast
    I was on the inaugural Caribbean cruise in 03. I was the first person to sit at the grand piano. Played a few minutes and resumed my festivities...Gorgeous ship.
     
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  10. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

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    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    My Image of the Day

    "Inside the Lily"


    Inside the Lily.jpg


    -don
     
  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Squier-Meister

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    Shining Girls.jpg
     
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  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Squier-Meister

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    I like to stay there whenever I'm in LA. I like the Long Beach airport the best too. My friends there understand the airport thing but don't share any affinity for the "ghost" ship. It must've been cool to actually be at sea on the ship. Nice.
     
  13. It's amazing what Mother nature creates with just a light touch of frost overnight. An ephemeral event … simply water now.
    This, on my truck early this morning.



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    Frost-02.jpg

    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  14. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    Age:
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    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    Those are framable for their beauty! :)

    -don
     
  15. The moon always fascinates me. Today (Feb.03, 2020) mid afternoon.

    Moon.jpg

    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  16. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Dec 28, 2017
    South Texas Coast
    the moon, now the sun

    Sum.jpg
     
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  17. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    73
    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    "Looking North as the Day Ends"


    Looking North as the Day Ends.jpg


    -don
     
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  18. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    Age:
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    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    One more for today...

    "As Evening Falls"


    As Evening Falls .jpg


    -don
     
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