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Dailies -Top Posts by 1st Day Views : Because relatively few of the hits or views of any given post to the DP community come from the people who leave comments, and because there sometimes is relatively low correlation between the number of comments and the number of views, I decided to make a separate collection based on the number of views on the first day of posting.  I have an arbitrary cutoff limit, which may shift as time goes on, so some pictures may get deleted from this collection as the year progresses, just to keep the total number of pictures in this gallery relatively low.

For a slightly different set of Top Posts, based on rank at the end of the day (comment and green/red thumb driven), see http://arctangent.smugmug.com/Dailies/DailyPhotos-Collections/2013-My-Top-Posts-by-Rank/29961339_qP28c9

The gallery is sorted in reverse order of upload, not by number of views.

Dailies -Top Posts by 1st Day Views

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Because relatively few of the hits or views of any given post to the D ...

Updated: Oct 10, 2014 3:29am PST

Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan : Just a few blocks from the central campus of the University of Michigan and the campus of the University of Michigan Medical School, and adjacent to a corner of Nichols Arboretum, lies another cultural and historic landmark of the city of Ann Arbor, the Forest Hill Cemetery.  Founded in 1857, it was given its present layout in the 1870's.  Very much in the spirit of the American 'rural' cemetery tradition, of which Mount Auburn Cemetery in Boston is the first and most famous example, this heavily forested park-like setting now acts as an oasis of serenity for all who pass by.  The cemetery is still in use and accepting new interments.  After a century and a half, the stones or grave markers paint a poignant story of changing styles, but an unchanging desire to memorialize departed loved ones.  

Even though the names of some of the most important founders and contributors to the development of the city and its primary institutions can be found here, now in the 21st century most who come here do so to enjoy the beauty of the setting, rather than to honor the more famous people buried here.  I intend this gallery to pay homage to some of those famous 'residents', but also to portray the variety of styles of grave markers and memorials, and to show the very pastoral setting that surrounds them.  Apart from a few pictures of the historical buildings that surround the main gate, seen from outside the cemetery, pictures of those buildings and their details will be uploaded to a separate gallery, in the 'History' sub-category of my 'Themes' gallery, here:  http://arctangent.smugmug.com/Themes/History/Historic-Buildings-Forest-Hill/22214645_gVGN9C

For those of you with a real love and appreciation for the history of cemeteries and their trappings, check out the home website for Forest Hill Cemetery at http://foresthillcemeteryaa.org/

Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich...

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Just a few blocks from the central campus of the University of Michiga ...

Updated: Oct 09, 2014 12:02am PST

Shadows : Shadows cast by natural or man made objects can create patterns that fascinate, create an atmosphere of mystery or even danger, transform a scene or setting into something quite different than we see in flat light.  These are all pictures that are to me primarily about such shadows and their effect on how I view the subject.  Some appear only in this gallery, but most have been collected from other galleries.

Shadows

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Shadows cast by natural or man made objects can create patterns that f ...

Updated: Oct 04, 2014 4:08am PST

Dailies - Personal favorite posts : I like all my posts to the DailyPhotos community.  I wouldn't post them if I didn't like them.  But some mean more to me than others.
I have as many different reasons for liking my own photos as others have for liking any particular image.  I haven't even articulated to myself any firm criteria for selecting pictures for this collection except that in my eyes, they must in some way or other be more than 'just a pretty picture'.  If you've looked at my other collections of 'top posts' from my daily posts (selected based on community ranking and on number of 1st day views), you'll notice significant overlap between this collection and those.  But there are a few inclusions and omissions in this collection than might surprise you.

They're sorted in reverse order of upload, not in some impossible to achieve ranking.  I'm going to try to keep this collection of a similar size to the other DailyPhoto collections

Dailies - Personal favorite posts

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I like all my posts to the DailyPhotos community. I wouldn't post the ...

Updated: Sep 25, 2014 6:25am PST

Abstracts & Patterns in Structures : Details of structures, large scale or small, which display some pattern, regular or abstract, that goes beyond a recording of the thing itself.

Abstracts & Patterns in Structures

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Details of structures, large scale or small, which display some patter ...

Updated: Sep 23, 2014 9:56pm PST

Montages, Sets, Assemblies, etc. : These are composites made up from other shots, assembled for a variety of purposes, but with the general intent to produce an overall effect.  Sometimes my interest is in the actual content of the individual components, and sometimes it is in the use of such components to generate a very different overall composition. Composites made by repeating one or a small number of original panels with the intent of generating abstract geometric designs are in my 'Creative Composites...' gallery, http://arctangent.smugmug.com/Photography/Creative-Alterations/Creative-Composites-or-Compost/27776182_VCC37z

Montages, Sets, Assemblies, etc.

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These are composites made up from other shots, assembled for a variety ...

Updated: Sep 19, 2014 2:30am PST

Alien Planets : These are images created via the process as described on the Photojojo site (http://content.photojojo.com/tutorials/create-your-own-panorama-planets/).  Thank you to John Bennett for faithfully providing this link each time he posts one of these 'planets'.  The gallery is sorted by caption, with each planet being given a unique index which appears in the title line.  I'll try to upload the starting image that was the basis for each planet.  Newer uploads will appear later in the gallery because of my chosen sorting mode.
I welcome critiques, constructive criticism, suggestions.  I'm still very much in an experimental mode, trying to learn what works and what doesn't.  If you make these faux planets yourself, leave a comment, preferably with a link, so I can view your efforts.

Alien Planets

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These are images created via the process as described on the Photojojo ...

Updated: Sep 17, 2014 6:08pm PST

Law Quadrangle of the University of Michigan : The Law School of UM occupies a section of the central campus that is bounded on three sides by Tappan Street, South University Avenue, and State Street.  It comprises four large free-standing buildings (above ground), two of which make up the actual Law Quad.  The Lawyers Club is a U-shaped building which forms the west, north and east sides of the quad, with the William Cook Legal Research building forming the fourth, south side.  The east wing of the Lawyers Club, a dormitory wing, bears a separate name, the John P. Cook Dormitory.  The administration and classroom building, Hutchins Hall, stands at the southwest corner of the main quad.  The newest building (2012), South Hall, described as an 'academic building', sits opposite Hutchins Hall at the northeast corner of the intersections of State Street and Monroe Street.  All of the buildings are in a modified Gothic style, with limestone as the primary facing material.  Each is rich in architectural details.  The main library, the Allen F. and Alene Smith Library, is an underground addition to the Cook Legal Research Building.  The beautiful, iconic main reading room of the Cook Building, which has featured in numerous promotional ads, videos, still photos, etc., is colloquially referred to as the 'Law Library', though it is just one small part of that enormous feature of the Law School.  It is one of the most truly glorious interior spaces in the entire university.

Law Quadrangle of the University of M...

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The Law School of UM occupies a section of the central campus that is ...

Updated: Sep 17, 2014 3:05am PST

EVERY THING MAUI HAWAII : Photos of anything on Maui, Hi, 
From land to on the ocean or under the sea.

EVERY THING MAUI HAWAII

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Photos of anything on Maui, Hi, From land to on the ocean or under t ...

Updated: Sep 14, 2014 8:18pm PST

SKY & CLOUDS :

SKY & CLOUDS

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Updated: Sep 14, 2014 5:28pm PST