Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doors…

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Munich

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Munich

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Verona, Italy

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Photography 10 Day 15: Landscape

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Landscapes generally focus on wide, vast depictions of nature and all of its elements, from formations to weather. In this genre of photography, you won’t find much of a human presence: nature itself is the subject. A focus on nature isn’t mandatory, however — you can capture a sweeping panorama of an entire city, town, or industrial area.   ~ Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Photo 101 

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Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often

the supreme disappointment.

~ Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984)

An American photographer and environmentalist

Notes: With Fred Archer, Adams developed the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. Adams primarily used large-format cameras because their high resolution helped ensure sharpness in his images.

 

 

Photography 101 day 14: Swarm

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Show us a swarm today: large group, moving together. Birds. Bugs. Kids. Taxi cabs. Your subjects can be big or small, animate or inanimate — whatever they are, you just need a lot of them.  ~ MICHELLE W.  Photo 101

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Flamingos are very social birds; they live in colonies whose population can number in the thousands. These large colonies are believed to serve three purposes for the flamingos: avoiding predators, maximizing food intake, and using scarce suitable nesting sites more efficiently.  – Wikipedia

Happy Thursday :)  

Photo 101 Day 13: Moment

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“Our lives are made up of big events and tiny moments. Ultimately, life is fleeting, and oftentimes it’s these small moments we love to document.”  ~ Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Photo 101

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I apologize for recycling the above photo; it was posted on the Travel Theme: Unexpected back in June. I so want to share this happy moment with my Photo 101 community. :)   (Nagil, be good, miss ya. :D  )       

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Omar Khayyam, 1048 – 1131,

a sufi mystic, Persian polymath, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet

Have a great day! 

Photo 101 Day 12: Architecture

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Train your eye to look for architectural elements that translate in black and white: sharp lines and patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors. Compare the color and monochrome versions of today’s shot.  ~ 

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Architecture is there to enhance life. It is not just an object in space to look at …  It has to contain human activity. It has to make that activity noble.  

~ I. M. Pei, April 26, 1917 (age 97)

a Chinese-born American architect often called the master of modern architecture. In 1983, he received the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Royal Gold Medal

Architecture Of His Time Part II ( In 2013, I did four posts introducing I M Pei’s architectural works) 

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 I especially admire his design of the Miho Museum. When Pei completed the Museum, he was 80 years old.  

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“Having won every award of any consequence in his art, Pei stands alone as the most distinguished member of his Late-Modernist generation still in practice. And what most distinguishes his practice is that it has never ceased to grow, or to change. ” When Carter Wiseman made these remarks, I M Pei was already 84 years old.

Thank you for stopping by :)   

Jo’s Monday Walk: Lost Maples

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In late autumn, Lost Maples State Park stands of old-growth maples set the area ablaze in a riot of red, orange, and gold foliage.  

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This 2,174-acre park contains 11 miles (18 km) of hiking trails, 30 campsites, and 8 primitive camping areas

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It’s a well-preserved and maintained park enabling people to enjoy nature photography, hiking, camping, bird watching, backpacking, and fishing.

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 Lost maples… 

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Luckily, we decided to visit there right before the cold front hit Texas. While hiking uphill and photographing for Jo’s Monday Walk, we ran into a group of people, the lady said to me that they were her children and grandkids; they were hiking with her to celebrate her birthday.  A couple of hours later, we met another hiker who told us that it was his birthday; and he was turning 82. He looked like he was in his early 60s :)         

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Notes:

This area along the upper Sabinal River was inhabited in prehistoric times. The recorded history of the area, beginning with Spanish explorations in the 17th century.

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According to Texas Parks and Wildlife: The Sabinal River and its several tributaries have carved limestone canyons through the 2,200-acre park straddling Bandera and Real counties at the western fringes of the Edwards Plateau. Here, the canyons’ moist, cool climates supports a remarkable diversity of plant life found few other places in Texas.

Jo is taking us for her beautiful Algarve walk. You don’t want to miss it, click HERE… 

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Happy Monday! 

Photography 101 Day 11: A Pop of Color

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Today, , Photo 101 Pop of Color, is directing us to pay attention to how color affects your images. Experiment with one color, and think about how to feature it prominently.

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Great News: Draco featured on Freshly Pressed!  LD puts 5 posts for Sydney’s Sculpture by the Sea with 42 exquisite photos of the 109 sculptures…  Visite: ETCETERA ETCETERA ETCETERA.

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The above photo was posted on LD’s sculpture by the sea part 4   “Statement: Inspired by the purity and happiness of children. The work relates to Buddhist philosophy which keeps the mind close to peace.”

Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful week :)