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Glamor Girls - Mar 17 2009  So reluctant the girl from yesterday was... so eager these girls were to get their picture taken. They were making dance moves in the street and when they saw me shooting pictures of them... they wanted to pose.
24OCT2012  Fall Jay  Image awarded Honorable Mention in the "Nature Category" n4c.us in January 2013, submitted through the Omaha Camera Club.  Have a great day!
ART - Sunflower Melt Down... Starting to Get Warm...         Link to Photo Without Frame         Thank You for Making this Daily Photo the #1 Pick on 05/24/2013
23.9.09 - "The Ridge of Death" :)  OK OK, so it isn't really called that, but Steve (in the pic) christened it that when I first showed him videos of where I was going to take him. It is actually called "Crib Goch", and it is the first part of the famous Snowdon Horseshoe walk/scramble in North Wales. The cloud didn't help the photos, but it hid the big drops on either side, which was a good thing according to Steve!  For more of this wonderful day go here;   http://www.lightanddreamsphotography.com/Travel/SNOWDONIA-SEPTEMBER-2009/9743925_7Rion#P-1-20   Hopefully tomorrow I'll catch up with my Dailies and get the other photos posted from the trip.
3rd year Pic 042 - Sep 02 2010  Splash! Dhobi Ghat    B&W is here but I feel the splash of colour looks better:     http://hershy.smugmug.com/Photography/Mumbai-my-city/Dhobi-ghat-cuffe-Parade/10119943_4urML#986119413_no6kb-A-LB    THANK YOU all for your comments on yesterday's pic of the man's portrait.     I am off this evening for the weekend, going to Udaipur in Rajashtan and may not be able to keep up with postings or comments till Tuesday.   Have a nice weekend!
Victoria Memorial Sunrise, Kolkata India    I found this photo when I was going through my Victoria Memorial photos for an upcoming blog post on my adventure photographing it.  I have shared a few HDR photos of Victoria Memorial in the past, but this is the first single exposure I have shared.  You can see a similar HDR version of this photo here:  http://smu.gs/AsXi97    WHAT DO YOU THINK?  WHICH DO YOU PREFER?  (I don't think this will be much of a contest ;)    I'm amazed at how quickly my processing techniques evolve.  I always think my most newly processed photos look the best, and any time I re-process something I usually like the new version better than the old.  In some ways processing is similar to writing, and the first version you make is just a first draft, which gets better and better with each revision.    CAN YOU SPOT THE SUN IN THIS SUNRISE?    Daily photo: Feb 21, 2012, taken Jan 12, 2012
01/30/11 - Swaying in the Breeze  I took this shot at Crowder Park's wetland area yesterday.  It was very windy and very sunny.  The bokeh is the water behind the ornamental grass moving in the wind.  I took as many shots as the boys would tolerate and thought this one was best.  I was like a kid in a candy store with the light dancing around the lens.  Some frames the wind blew the grass right out of the frame!    Picasa Lucky adjustment and square crop.    This was over at Lake Wheeler a bit later:  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Nature/January-2011/15307871_7ekG3#1171580836_ivuFo The water just would not stop glistening yesterday:-)  We hit 3 parks total meeting up with friends at the last park for some more fun.  Would have felt warm if the wind hadn't been blowing so bad.   Favorite kid shot of the day:  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Nature/January-2011/15307871_7ekG3#1171565216_xnHPr That's Joey and his new made friend Georgie on the Good Ship Crowder:-)  I did more sitting on the sidelines yesterday than I wanted, but it was a good day for the kids.  The fever was gone most of the day but seemed back at bedtime again:-(  Couldn't be that I over did it.  Not me!  So far today I feel OK.  Dogs just won't ever let me sleep in.  In another life Sugar and Honey must have been roosters.    HAGD, Maryann
September 3, 2010    I don't know what this cute little bug is - but it caught my eye today on the weeds near my house.  I loved his big, black eyes.  I hope you enjoy too.  There's no crop or post editing on this one - just got lucky.  Check it out in X2 - it's pretty cool.    Have a wonderful evening & a great Labor Day weekend Smug Muggers.  We are headed to another car show tomorrow, but this one also includes vintage WWII airplanes - so it should be fun & provide some great photo ops.    Sunday is my daughter's 34th birthday, Gee that makes me feel old!  LOL  - but she's a wonderful daughter, so Mom is so proud.  We will have my daughter (Chenoa - American Indian name that means White Dove of Peace). her husband & two girls, Bill's children and grandchildren mid afternoon on Sunday.  We'll have a great time grilling hamburgers to celebrate Chenoa's birthday & Labor Day.  When Chenoa was a littl girl, she always thought that the big Labor Day Weekend Celebrations - were all about her & her birthday.  That made me smile.  Many years later, she figured it out & just shares her birthday with the country.  :))!      Between Bill & I we have 7 grandchildren ranging in age from 16 years old to 4 months old.  So Sunday's celebration will be loads of fun - count the parents, grandparents, kids & grandkids - we'll have 15 people for dogs & burgers on Sunday!!!  I'm looking so very forward to it.    Then on Monday, Bill & I will be taking our cars to another car show in Burleson, TX.  So next week - watch for lots of vintage car shots.    Love the Smug Mug community & all your fabulous photos.  Have a great holiday weekend!!    Best,  Linda
3April11 - Speedy. A Galápagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra), Speedy was brought to the San Diego Zoo along with another 10 or so specimens in 1923 (at the time his estimated age was 20)--so Speedy has been somewhat of a celebrity on display for about 88 years. Still spry and quite active, he's just barely hitting his stride. Galápagos tortoises live around 100 years in the wild, but well over 160 years in captivity. Speedy will continue to delight and educate crowds long after I'm gone. SMCP-DFA 100mm WR f/2.8 + SMCP-F 1.7X TC.
It's a Bee's Butt photo!    Just running through some old photos - and this one of the bee's butt in the cactus flower made me laugh.  You've heard about 'bee's knees' but you don't get to see a bee butt very often  I hope it makes you laugh too.    Best viewed in X2
5.20.2011. Tulip on the inside.   Billie
4.11.08 - Magic?  This image is a strange combination of my last three Dailies. Taken at dusk, traffic light streaks, Autumn colours and mist. I love experimenting with long exposures, you never know quite what you're going to get, but you often get something magical. Apart from the obvious effects on movement you tend to get lovely rich colours. This is pretty much straight out of the camera.  Mind you, I nearly got a lot more than I bargained for! Sadly, this bridge is a popular suicide spot as well as being a great viewpoint. I've taken many photos from here, and so has every local photographer that I know. But today a passing motorist spotted this guy on the bridge and phoned the Police because he thought the guy was a "jumper". One Police car appeared below, stopped the traffic and asked if I was OK, while a Police van stopped alongside me and suddenly I had the undivided attention of four Police Officers! Luckily they quickly realised that I was only taking photos and we had a laugh about it, but it does make you think!!!  Here is an alternative view from the bridge that was a close contender today;  http://johnloguk.smugmug.com/gallery/4053630_nJYqk#410154110_DiLxk
Yellow columbine; best viewed in the largest sizes.  I admit I like the detail and the light on this one.  Thanks for the comments on the flying shot of the hawk.  I always appreciate that folks take the time to comment.  It really keeps me encouraged and inspired.
Curve    This was taken on Wicklow Town Docks last Thursday. The top fish box was from Killybegs, Co Donegal which is my hometown.    Looks like we might get our way and eventually be able to migrate and keep our communities, friends/family list and click on commentators name to get to their site    Copy of reply I got asking why these features couldn't be retained if I  as an enthusiast migrate     Hi Mary,    Thanks for contacting SmugMug and for your feedback! We really do take it to heart.    Please don't think we've just abandoned all of these things. We haven't, but due to time constraints, we weren't able to ship new SmugMug with some things we would have liked to. We very much needed to get the 'foundation' in place, launched, and any issues resolved, to continue building upon it.     Your Legacy SmugMug site will continue to function as it has, so there's no urgency in Unveiling new SmugMug to your visitors. We are still very focused and committed to Moms and Dads, hobbyists and enthusiasts, and aspiring pros alike, and hope to be able to reintroduce or reinvent the things important to you on the new SmugMug platform.    We're sorry for your disappointment, Mary. Please stay tuned!    All the best,    Steve Mills   SmugMug Support Manager   Image Specialist & Pro Concierge   BizDev Account Manager   http://www.smugmug.com/help    Thursday 1 August 2013
Sep.22,2006  To smile or not to smile  Wanted to capture the drop reflections again. Was experimenting with how many smilies I can squeeze into the drop based on how far away the drop was from the background. This seemed optimal without cluttering up the drop too much. Wish I got this a bit more in focus.  Here's the levels corrected version based on all the comments.
Glamor Girls - Mar 17 2009

So reluctant the girl from yesterday was... so eager these girls were to get their picture taken. They were making dance moves in the street and when they saw me shooting pictures of them... they wanted to pose.

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Glamor Girls - Mar 17 2009  So reluctant the girl from yesterday was... so eager these girls were to get their picture taken. They were making dance moves in the street and when they saw me shooting pictures of them... they wanted to pose.
Glamor Girls - Mar 17 2009

So reluctant the girl from yesterday was... so eager these girls were to get their picture taken. They were making dance moves in the street and when they saw me shooting pictures of them... they wanted to pose.

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