Friday Photography - Making Tracks


Evening all, I’m posting early as I have to leave in a few. I’ll be back later in the day and look forward to catching up with you then.

Next Friday I’ll be on my way to America, the land of the …, but will be back to the POT a week or two later. Cheers all.


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A lot to be said for black and white pics and films.

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@HenryAWallace

I have always experienced black and white photography to best portray the quality of light. Although it’s possible in colour to achieve that, I find that sometimes colour distracts because it makes shape colour the feature instead.

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how can a white sheet for a curtain hide something behind it in the pitch dark light.
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You are an artist. Thanks for posting. Good Night.

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@mimi @mimi

to wonder at the mystery of things ; ).

If you look really closely you’ll see a slightly lighter column down the right side of the photo. That is the right edge of the kachelofen.

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@janis b
mysteries everywhere haunting me. HElP !!!
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Absolutely wonderful photos, Janis. I don't know which one I like more, the first one or the last one.

A few bee shots from the Balboa Park rose garden.

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@Socialprogressive
They are all beautiful and I am so happy to see them busy.

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@Socialprogressive To bee or not to bee. Great bee photos! They are hard to shoot, but these Euro honeybees are much slower and easier to photo than most of the native bees which seem to be on crack at the flowers they move so fast. Were any named Eric?

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@Socialprogressive

If you do find yourself visiting NZ, I can confidently offer you the opportunity to visit bees, as my neighbour keeps them.

I too can't decide whether the first or last is my favourite.

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Looking forward to it.

That third shot Janis. Is that the same window covering from last week? Good stuff as always.

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@Bollox Ref
I really like the one of the stones marching out to sea. Tickles my imagination.

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@magiamma

To (mis?)quote George Constanza.

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@Bollox Ref

No, it's the second temporary solution to a broken shade in need of repair. The first was an immediate attempt to retain the heat of the fireplace adjacent to it, and this version is a more visually satisfying replacement.

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@janis b

The quiet contemplation reminds me of a renaissance painting.

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@Bollox Ref

for this rainy evening. Appreciated.

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streaked sand, footprints, shoe, and comparatively enormous footprints. i hope you'll explain. and that's 'Amerika, home of the lawless and their captives', isn't it? ; )

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@wendy davis

I looked at it more than once and thought it was a cave drawing w Adida footprints beside it, LOL.
But it really caught my eye!

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@Sirena

"... a cave drawing w Adida footprints ..."

I hadn't thought Adidas, but ancient drawings/carvings were what came to mind when I saw that. The contrast of the ancient and modern that you perceive is funny and appreciated.

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@wendy davis

The water streaks in the sand were very long, and I can set the format of my camera in 4 different versions. This setting is a long and narrow one. Had I used the square format that I mostly use, I’m sure the proportions of the impressions would have looked quite different. It made me think that the square, which is the format I feel most comfortable using, is the most harmonious. But since I wanted to capture the long flowing lines I chose the long format.

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@janis b

in comparison to what i'd thought was a wee and lonely-looking child's white sneaker toward the top. but the rivulets made a remarkable pattern in the sand.

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June 6th

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June 12th
I went to the state duck blind at Hamlin Marsh. It sad to see how much damage the local kids have done to it. The DEC doesn't seem to care that it's being used for hookups and drug dealing. Once school is out they'll be illegally camping down there again.

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The secondary runway at Hancock Airport was being used. So landing planes were flying over the house I used to live in, and planes taking off were flying over the house I live in now.

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@boriscleto Love yer Iris, and the Wood Thrush. I like the 'rusty gate' description of their song, many birders consider it their favorite bird song. E-oo-layyyyyyyy. Miss hearing them. Neat juvenile Robin (last shot) too. Your planes are nice as well. One of these weeks I will do some planes...

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thanks for Friday POT

Beautiful photo of the window.

Some random shots
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@magiamma great pix Magi. Is that first one a fresh Castor Bean leaf?

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@dystopian
Spot on. One volunteered years ago and have had one to three each year and often they live for up to three years.

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@magiamma

I especially enjoy the contrast in line and light of the shapes. In a way they seem to be a little like drawings to me.

The last photo very much resembles the Nikau palm here.

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Fred says 'Hi!'

Well, he would do if he wasn't relaxing in the sun.........

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@Bollox Ref

that you built a windowsill for your cats to enjoy the comfort of the sun.

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should be a contest... America land of the ....

propagandized sheeple led by war mongers. final answer for all the dough.

Really great photos, love them all.

Having learned film in the darkroom, with B & W of course, I have a soft spot for that.

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@dystopian

Until 8 years ago my front entryway into home was my darkroom. Until that point I had been happily engaged in a darkroom for many of the 25 previous years.

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Violet Dancer - damselfly - smaller cousins of dragonflies
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Widow Skimmer - dragonfly - when these males chase each other they look awesome in flight.
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A native bee of some sort, these don't spend a half-second at each flower, which is American Germander aka Wood Sage, but however is not a true sage.
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female Crab Spider, one of the ground types, not flower types, guarding egg sac. I had the ISO set too high so the white blew out with overexposure, sorry.
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This is a just out of the nest juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk.
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Thanks to everyone all over the site for all the great thoughts, ideas, material, and the blues.

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@dystopian

I can see how the Widow Skimmers in flight would be thoroughly entertaining. Almost like fireflies in daylight.

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Thank y'all, and Rec'd!!

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