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Memory of Innisfree - I created this image for the last Dgrin megachallenge, which I was honored to get to participate in.  The original shot was of the waterwheel and shed like building.  I then added the water and, finally, added the brush and hand, which was cut out of another shot.  Then I gave the image some treatments that I thought made it look more like a painting.  I'd forgotten about the image when I came across it today and decided I'd like for you all to see it.  Thanks for the comments on my little macro shot of the branch and place where the pine cone had fallen off.  Hope your week has started off well and that it continues to go well.
22.2.09 - Red Sky at Night, Photographer's Delight :)  There are times when I feel that sunset photos are nothing to do with me, all I do is point and shoot, Mother Nature and Uncle Nikon do the work! I am also lucky that less than 2 minutes walk from my flat I have this view, so when I see something developing in the sky I just grab the camera and stroll round to the old quarry. Last night was a pretty special sunset as you can see. This is straight out of camera, and there are 11 more in my Lincoln Sunsets Gallery here;  http://johnloguk.smugmug.com/gallery/4053411_yY5Qg#478293082_9jPb4    As I said, not a lot to do with me as a photographer, but still damn spectacular :)
"The Foggy Lake" I couldn't decide on which version of this image I wanted to put up today so instead of going nuts I decided to place them BOTH in my daily gallery since I was a day behind on my listings anyway. This is the COLOR version that has been processed using NIK COLOR EFEX PRO 3 and then adding some minor Contrast & sharpening. The B&W version of can be seen as the next image in this gallery or if you can here by way of the Daily main page you can CLICKING HERE  Let me know which one YOU like the best !  Enjoy Folks ! Bill Pador
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Sunday, February 20, 2011                  "O is for ORNAMENT"  "A true friend is someone who knows your faults and genuinely loves and accepts you anyway." ~ Unknown Author   SOOC, uncropped  This is a beautiful, crystal Christmas tree ornament that was a gift from my best friend in 2009.  I turned off the lights in the room to darken the background. Also, I intentionally did not position the camera to center the photo, because I had an "eye" for something different. Additionally, before I pushed the button to take the picture, I twisted the hanger to make the ornament spin - thus, the variations in color. Finally, as the French saying goes, "Voila!"  View the pp / remix version here:   http://godschild.smugmug.com/Project-365/Daily-Dose-of-One-A-Day-2011/15049328_xybZM#1192601505_VcwrT  Have a super Sunday, everyone!  ***#1 photo of the day and all time***   (photo taken 2/19/2011)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Grass-1452    A shot of Dad's lawn from a bug's perspective, looking into the setting sun.      The soft-focus was achieved by shooting through the grass which was between the lens and the blades I focused on.      I used the 70-200 2.8 with stacked 20 & 36mm extension tubes, which allowed me to focus at about 6 inches.
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Inside the TicToc Diner - The TicToc Diner in Lake City, CO, is one of only a few surviving diners called Valentine Diners, which were ordered from a catalog.  Today was the day when I could have gotten the shot of a lifetime, but didn't.  After our father's day breakfast at I-Hop, we decided to take a drive over to the Woodland Park area in our old restored 1975 Porsche 911.  Apparently, everyone else in Colorado Springs had the same idea because traffic was incredibly heavy, although moving along at a fast clip.  We're tooling along at about sixty miles an hour and I have my camera in my hand, when out of the corner of my eye I see these big brown shapes.  I swivel my head to look and realize I'm looking at two large brown bears....eating on grass or some other plant.  They looked incredibly cute and rolly polly.  There was no shoulder on which to stop and the traffic was so thick that it was impossible to stop.  I was sick about it.  By the time we got back around, they were gone.  Oh, well, c'est la vie!
I hope to see a lot of beautiful use of pink today....
24.12.09 - Christmas Eve  Fog was the order of the day today. We've had a slight thaw, but tonight it is back below freezing again. I had a wonderful photo walk round the Cathedral this evening. The combination of fog, floodlights and the golden limestone was magical as always. This will be a very familiar view to most of you by now, but each time I stand here I see something different. By the morning I'll have a whole gallery up so you can share tonight's walk with me.
"Fall Reflections" 10-23-09 Reflections of the fall colors in a small river just as the sun went down. I purposely shot this scene with a small amount of shore line showing so I could flip the image giving the illusion of the water being on top and the tress being in the wrong place to give it some creativity. This image is SOTC  Have a Great Weekend Everyone ~Bill~  10-30-09 UPDATE: Thank You for all the wonderful comments & feedback on this image. Incredibly this image has become the #4 most popular photo on my web site in less then a week of posting it. WOW !!! Thanks Everyone !  ~Bill~
3rd year Pic 075 - Oct 08 2010  Glasses     BEST SEEN IN LARGE SIZE  While having lunch at Paantya, a multi-cuisine restaurant at Shiv Nivas palace, I noticed the glasses on the next table... they reflected the ground and buidlings one floor below.     Required quite a bit of 'cleaning' as it was raining and the window was splattered with drops.      http://www.eternalmewar.in/User/Travel/Hotels/Grand_Heritage/Shiv_Niwas/index.aspx
"ICE STORM"  We are in the middle of a 2 day Ice Storm here in North West NJ, it hasn't let up for almost 48 hours now and everything is covered in 1/4" - 1/2" of pure ice making traveling treacherous BUT for a photographer it's an awesome site. I didn't get out to the mountains for some full landscape shots so I walked out to my front yard and got some of my trees, bushes & grass that were pretty cool. A Lot of things look like snake skin like this berry tree. I hope this goes away soon, gotta get ready for the snow storm their calling for on Saturday LOL BTW this was shot hand held using my Tamron 90mm Di f/2.8 1:1 Macro, I love this lens !    PS: I have a bunch more ice storm images shot yesterday in my Weather gallery "CLICK HERE IF INTERESTED" Some really cool macro images came out of this storm !    ~Bill~
20MAR2012  Country Storm......  Yesterday I was working at a friends home when a squall line came through, it just missed dumping torrential rains on me so just as it went speeding by I grabbed the camera and ran to the top of the hill trying to find something to put in the shot.  Nebraska......Tha Good Life State they call it.......Hope your day doesn't look like this, enjoy.  Thanks go out to Ginger and Ardell for having me out to such a special place!  Thanks for all the wonderful comments....#1 wow I am humbled. This was quite a nasty little storm on the plains, who said fly over country couldn't be cool! Again thanks for stopping by and looking at my work!
06/24/10 - Flaming Sun I stopped by the Garden Hut yesterday morning for a few minutes.  They have some sunflowers growing out front, and I wanted to try to take a few pictures of them especially since they had about 5 different pretty varieties to enjoy.  This is my favorite of the pics that I took.  Something about the colors and light coming through the reddish petals.  I removed a hint of another flower in the far lower left, but otherwise it's unedited.    We're gonna break a record at 101 today.  Yep, you read that right...Raleigh is gonna have record heat today.  We've been near 100 certainly with a head index of 100 for 3 days already.  Whew!  I haven't been out in that heat too much.  You basically walk out the door and melt at those temps here with the super high humidity.  But I love Raleigh weather and this too will pass.  We did get a brief sprinkle yesterday afternoon for a welcome and quick 15 degree cool down.    Thanks for your comments on the Queen Anne's Lace shot from yesterday:-)  HAGD, Maryann
Memory of Innisfree - I created this image for the last Dgrin megachallenge, which I was honored to get to participate in. The original shot was of the waterwheel and shed like building. I then added the water and, finally, added the brush and hand, which was cut out of another shot. Then I gave the image some treatments that I thought made it look more like a painting. I'd forgotten about the image when I came across it today and decided I'd like for you all to see it.

Thanks for the comments on my little macro shot of the branch and place where the pine cone had fallen off. Hope your week has started off well and that it continues to go well.

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Memory of Innisfree - I created this image for the last Dgrin megachallenge, which I was honored to get to participate in.  The original shot was of the waterwheel and shed like building.  I then added the water and, finally, added the brush and hand, which was cut out of another shot.  Then I gave the image some treatments that I thought made it look more like a painting.  I'd forgotten about the image when I came across it today and decided I'd like for you all to see it.  Thanks for the comments on my little macro shot of the branch and place where the pine cone had fallen off.  Hope your week has started off well and that it continues to go well.
Memory of Innisfree - I created this image for the last Dgrin megachallenge, which I was honored to get to participate in. The original shot was of the waterwheel and shed like building. I then added the water and, finally, added the brush and hand, which was cut out of another shot. Then I gave the image some treatments that I thought made it look more like a painting. I'd forgotten about the image when I came across it today and decided I'd like for you all to see it.

Thanks for the comments on my little macro shot of the branch and place where the pine cone had fallen off. Hope your week has started off well and that it continues to go well.

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