Monday, January 31, 2011

Not Fading Away

Not Fading Away
Originally uploaded by eudaimon
Monochrome Mondays

Seen at Harry's Tap Room. Pentagon City Mall. Arlington, VA.

20 years ago (... dang, did I say that out loud?) this would have been a common sight. Maybe indicative of our bland and unimaginative present, the hi-top fade turns heads now. That said, like everything nostalgic, this classic is experiencing a resurgence (depending on what part of the country you're in...) I'm noticing it more and more now and folks don't even remember Kid' N Play anymore.


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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Story without a face.

Originally uploaded by (Jt)
Weekend Showcase

I've been told many times, that it is in a person's face that we see their story. Rubbish. There is no particular way to tell a story. I believe one can see a story in any number of ways. In a way, our faces give away too much. Storytelling is as much about allowing the imagination to run rampant; an exploration of thought, as it is about being given a roadmap. As creatives, we should relish the opportunity for broad trains of thought. Relish the ability to paint our own picture of the circumstances that both precede and follow the 1/250th of a second we capture.

(JT) Josh

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Saturday, January 29, 2011


Originally uploaded by Sunil Shinde
TWTME Gallery

Sand, more sand and mostly sand! Literally hundreds and hundreds of swirling caramel and beige sand dunes as far as the eyes could see. The slanting rays of the sun are playing havoc with sand, eking out rich shades of ochre, brown and gold.

This is the Big Nothingness, the Infinite Emptiness , the largest sand desert of them all. I was standing on the western most tip of “the great sea of sand in which no oar will ever be dipped”. From this point Sahara stretches all the way across North Africa right up to the land of the pharaohs, larger than the distance between the two coasts of America. The desert covers many countries – Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Sudan before laying the carpet under Egypt and merging with the Sinai mountain range. Some regions of this utterly desolate landscape has not seen rainfall in decades. Yet a throbbing nomadic community – Touregs, Moors and Chaamba – have made peace and deal with it daily.

Sunil Shinde

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Art work in derelict dyeworks (25)

TGIF Theme

I had an hour or so to spare today so ended up here :)

I’m struggling to get any history on these buildings, The dyeworks closed in the mid 90s and has been known as George Cocks Ltd or the Longfield Dyeworks. Currently the site has planning permission to be demolition for conversion into housing.

Possibly the first building was built in 1877, there is a stone plaque on this building, the rest of the site looks as if it has been added in stages as the site expanded; about 5 separate developments in total, the only history I have found point to these developments “between 1918 and 1938, when a single building, of unspecified use, was constructed. Two additional buildings were constructed adjacent to the northwest and northeast of the original building between 1956 and 1968. The site was formerly used as offices and warehousing associated with a dyeworks.”

craig h1

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Thursday, January 27, 2011


Originally uploaded by Lauren Barkume
Street Photography Wednesdays

Onlookers at the 7th annual Soweto Pride March, held in Meadowlands, Soweto, South Africa. The march is held in the location of the brutal murders of 2 lesbians 4 years ago. The goal of Soweto pride is to ensure that lesbians in the township no longer fall victim to homophobic attacks.

Lauren Barkume

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cella's Café - Puebla, Mexico

TWTME Gallery

The city of Puebla is the capital of the state of Puebla and one of the five most important colonial cities in Mexico. The city, located East of Mexico City, is found in the valley of Puebla, also known as the Valley of Cuetlaxcoapan. It is surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, notably the Pico de Orizaba - the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America with a height of 5,636 meters; and the Popocatepelt - an active volcano and second highest peak in Mexico with a height of 5,426 meters. Puebla was also named World Heritage Site in 1987 and is today famous for its mole poblano, chiles en nogada and Talavera pottery - which you can see in this picture.


Thank you for sharing this image with the group Pipall. Fantastic image!


Originally uploaded by ncres2
Minimalism Tuesday's @ TWTME: Admins choice

I love this abstract like winter image, the curves and shadows are wonderful. Well seen ncres2!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

On the way to the Shiva temple. Junagadh

TWTME Gallery

They were coming by feet from Himachal Pradesh, owners of nothing. We started together , but I was often stopping for shooting, everytime when I joined them again they said "how can you be so fast! We finally climb together. The problem is that you have to climb and climb to the top and you finally discover that you have to go down and up again to reach this temple (you see it on top of the hill).very friendly and intelligent people.


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Monday, January 24, 2011

Eddie - Stranger 5/100

Eddie - Stranger 5/100
Originally uploaded by Tim Ronca
TWTME Gallery

It's a small world. I photographed this gentleman on the street a couple of years ago, but never had a chance to ask him his name. As fate would have it, I spotted him leaving Clifton's Cafeteria this afternoon and introduced myself. He told me his name was Eddie and that he lived in Long Beach. He danced a few steps of the merengue for me and obliged me with a few photos.

This picture is #5 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at

Tim Ronca

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Prinsep memorial

Prinsep memorial
Originally uploaded by ratulm
Monochrome Mondays

Prinsep memorial with the 2nd Hooghly bridge behind. One of the landmarks of Kolkata, Prinsep ghat is still one of the often visited tourist spots in Kolkata. This memorial is a fitting homage by the people of Kolkata to the departed scholar.


Thank you for sharing this with us in the Monochrome Mondays theme ratulm. Nicely done!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Neon Tunnel

Neon Tunnel
Originally uploaded by Greg Adams (hhsc/Greg)
Weekend Showcase

Was rerouted through Chicago on my way home tonight. Makes for a much longer trip but the added benefit was I got a chance to take more photos of one of my favorite subjects...

Greg Adams

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

#1. Crepuscular in the Redwoods


#1 on Explore--far beyond my expectations!
Misty in the redwoods. ;-) Normally that might mean a photo of my dog in the redwoods. This time, means wonderful rays of sunlight highlighted by the mist. As luck would have it, we were on our way back from the coast (birding) and I'd FORGOTTEN a wide angle lens. So I had to search for compositions I could squeeze into 50mm (100mm comparable) and shoot at low speeds with my big heavy lens. Lucky sometimes, having to think outside the box. ;-)

MistyDays / CB

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Friday, January 21, 2011


Originally uploaded by Stuart Stevenson
Self Portrait Thursdays

Sometimes you just need to stand back and watch what the world is throwing at you...

This was taken as I was on my way home from a very enjoyable and productive early morning's photography at the beginning of December... I thought I was done, but as the sun came up over the trees, it caught the freezing fog, and cast a warm glow across the landscape...

I've been working on giving my website a long overdue face lift... it's almost done and I've got it up and running, I still have a few little tweaks to make, but it's more or less complete

Stuart Stevenson

Thank you for sharing this self portrait with us Stuart. The glow across the landscape is gorgeous.


Originally uploaded by 16:9clue
Street Photography Wednesdays

Education in Morocco is free and compulsory through primary school (age 12). Nevertheless, many children – particularly girls in rural areas – still do not attend school. The country's illiteracy rate has been stuck at around 50% for some years, but reaches as high as 90% among girls in rural regions.
Aït-Ben-Haddou, Morocco


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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

guiding light

Minimalism Tuesday's: Admins fave
Really nice minimalistic image Joe, I love the way the light hits the waves. Very peaceful and calming :-)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Originally uploaded by TMurph51
Weekend Showcase:

I am always amazed at how well some can capture these types of shots. This is so sharp and the focus is magnificent, and I aodre the colors. Well done TMurph51!


Originally uploaded by airicsson
TWTME Gallery

One of these moments... You walk in the street, you see a potential good shot, you take it and on the screen of your camera it doesn't look great, but when you see it on your computer, you realize how many great details there are in it. This is just luck. I mean, I took this shot thinking that the 4 people had a symetry and that the front of this store should looks like a frame, but I didn't noticed that there was many more symetries in the composition. Plus, I was lucky, because I took it while walking and it should have been screwed, with blur...


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Monday, January 17, 2011

Dreams in a Square 3 of 52

Monochrome Mondays

So this is the project for 2011 , dreams and slices of life in a mono square . In the year ahead there will be blur , movement and processing . there will also be wild experiments with high iso and whatever home made filter comes to hand to stick in front of the lens, all trapped inside a square . it mightn`t suit everyone but i hope to have fun doing it and seeing where it takes me ;-))


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Sunday, January 16, 2011

fish & chip bus

fish & chip bus
Originally uploaded by buckaroo kid
TWTME Gallery

Much as I like to see an old bus, it somehow still sticks in my craw they got reduced to either being sold off, only for tourists or turned into novelty items. They were great pieces of engineering that were designed well, made to last and everybody loved. So it was somehow decided to get rid of them all.

buckaroo Kid

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Helsinki Cathedral

Helsinki Cathedral
Originally uploaded by Candace Nicole
Weekend Showcase

I've been wanting to get a picture of this at night since I saw it all lit up, and I finally got the chance. :) I'm rather pleased with how it turned out.
Yes, there are tons of snow here, and it's amazing! We have at least 1.5 feet, I would say. But, I love it. It's beautiful.
This is the Lutheran Evangelical church in the downtown area, and the statue is of Alexander II.

Candace Nicole

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Sleepy Afternoon [Explored]


She just peed on the couch and i got so angry that she got such a guilty look on her face and immediately went to her "own" chair. Ten minutes later she fell asleep and she looked so adorable. She totally made it up to me for the chance of taking this shot ;)


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Thursday, January 13, 2011

obsessive {11:52}

obsessive {11:52}
Originally uploaded by sma_kee
Self Portrait Thursdays

... what do you do when you can't get out the words that are stuck in your head? when hundreds and hundreds of phrases are not enough to express the thought that obsesses you, when you can't let go of the last image you've seen before waking up from your morning dreams? .. what do you do when words can't help you, but you also can't help them? ..


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Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Originally uploaded by N A Y E E M
Street Photography Wednesdays

The road is uphill and its always a struggle for man-powered vans and vehicles like him. He sells kerosene from door to door, a sort of a traditional thing around here as I remember from my childhood.
Nandan Kanon, Chittagong


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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Standing out

Standing out
Originally uploaded by sjb4photos
Minimalism Tuesdays

I spotted this rather lonely nail on an abandoned house in the ghost town of Ironton, Colorado. Ironton was in a major silver mining area along highway U.S. 550 between Ouray and Silverton in the San Juan Range of southwest Colorado.


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Monday, January 10, 2011

Did You Hear Something?

Did You Hear Something?
Originally uploaded by hbmike2000
Monochrome Mondays

Our Daily Challenge: Natural Framing

I have to admit, I never really heard of natural framing before. After reading the cool article linked in the post I realized I've done it before, just never intentionally. It's funny how you can do things without thinking about them but when you challenged your mind it fills up with static. Took me awhile to come up with this one. Hope you like


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Sunday, January 09, 2011


Originally uploaded by simplicity,
Weekend Showcase

I put my camera and tripod on the road for this... haha. It would've been a little weird if someone came by. day 2 is done! but this is just the beginning. :)


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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Between the Rain and the Snow

Weekend Showcase

The drizzle stopped, the sun made a brief appearance, then it began to snow. This was our New Years Day walk along the edge of the Roaches in the Peak District. From the ridge line of the Roaches, there is a spectacular view across the Dane Valley towards Cheshire in the west. Tittesworth Reservoir can be seen to the far left of the shot. This is a panorama stitched from 8 portrait-orient shots.

Alan E Taylor

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Friday, January 07, 2011


Originally uploaded by Outspoken Images
Favorite Me Theme

Something magical happened to me today.

Today I was at work and I decided I wanted to go on flickr instead of work. So I did. After looking through amazing photos done by people far more talented than me, I noticed something.

On the top of my screen, there was this number. A number I didn't think I would get to so soon. I've reached my 500 profile veiws.

I know it sounds like a small achivement, but to me, this is monumental. This was a hobby I was too shy to persue for the longest time. I had no skills to start with. Just a camera and a hope.

Thank you to ALL who made me more happy than a kid at Christmas.

Outspoken Images

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Pleased to Eat You!

Pleased to Eat You!
Originally uploaded by Kenny Maths
Street Photography Wednesdays

On first inspection, this is my favourite shot from today's 2nd Glasgow Zombie Walk.

I was at last year's event...and boy was it busier this time...and that was just the photographers! :-)

Just a brilliant event....lots of fun....great costumes....and utterly silly...what's not to like?

Naturally, I did ask some friendly police officers how a tourist from Edinburgh was supposed to identify the zombies from the regular Glaswegians. ;-)

My congratulations...and Colin Armstrong (a.k.a. 'The Zombie King') for creating and organising such a fun event.

Kenny Maths

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Sunday, January 02, 2011

Matchstick zoom!

Matchstick zoom!
Originally uploaded by ryotnlpm
Best Of 2010

This effect was achieved entirely in-camera. I arranged the matchsticks as they appear in this photo. Then I focused on the four innermost matches. I set the exposure to be 1.3 seconds(at f/11 and ISO 100) and zoomed out as the shutter was open.

Optical Illusions
+ If you view large, and scroll up and down, it appears as if the matches are bending
+ If you stare at the center for long enough, it appears as if the center is expanding


Thanks for sharing this with the group ryotnlpm. Happy New Year!!