Thursday, February 24, 2011


Originally uploaded by Phil Gibbs
Admins Fave: Minimalism Tuesdays

Congrats on being blogged Phil Gibbs!
Whoa...this is fantastic. I adore the stillness of the water and the B&W is wonderful. I love it!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Road to nowhere

Road to nowhere
Originally uploaded by Don Randall.
Monochrome Mondays

Actually it is a breakwater in Mexico down the road from our resort. It took a number of shots before I finally got this image, which works quite well (I think) in B & W.

Don Randall

Thank you Don for Sharing this with us in our Monochrome Mondays theme. This does work quite well in B & W.

Monday, February 21, 2011

lass es schneien

lass es schneien
Originally uploaded by ~janne
Weekend Showcase

Gestern haben wir einen weiteren Wintereinbruch erlebt, man kann die feinen Schneeflocken im Hintergrund erkennen.

Gleise zwischen Bäumen - das muss ich mir im Grünen nochmal anschauen

Landschaftspark Südgelände, Berlin


Thank you ~janne for sharing this image with us in the Weekend Showcase. Nicely done!

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Originally uploaded by markem808
Admins Choice: Minimalism Tuesdays

I adore the lonely tree, and the colors in the sky are amazing!
Congrats on being chosen as admins favorite markem808.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dreaming of Herself Dreaming

Portrait Thursdays

The one shot from my series of Liz that I did not originally post because I could not decide whether or not it was just too weird. I have never done a conscious and purposeful multiple exposure ever, and yet I have several multiples. They are always accidents. I was quite dismayed when I saw that I had shot these two on the same sheet of film because I was certain the messed-up Hémi pseudo-soft focus lens was going to produce a nice portrait of her. However, the fact that her eyes in each shot lined up almost perfectly makes this interesting as an accident. Thus, I submit it to your approval (or disapproval).
Efke 50 PL in Rodinal 1+50 for 8 minutes. Digital split-tone.

Gerald Figal

Thank you Gerald for sharing this with us in our Portrait Thursdays theme. This turned out amazing!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Out of the Light 2

Out of the Light 2
Originally uploaded by zip po
Street Photography Wednesdays

One of those rare wintry snowy mornings in dublin,traffic all disrupted, commuters having to walk towards town to catch the bus into the city.

zip po

Thank you Zip for sharing this with us in our Street Photography theme. Nicely done!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 5: A Hard-Earned Meal

Day 5: A Hard-Earned Meal
Originally uploaded by fiznatty
Monochrome Mondays

This winter has been pretty brutal in Yellowstone. More so than normal, with a lot more snow and some extreme cold in recent weeks (it was -40F today... which happens to be -40C as well). The amount of snow in particular is making it more difficult for grazers to find food. This elk kicks away snow to get to some grub early this morning.

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Thank you fiznatty for sharing this with us in the Monochrome Mondays theme. Wonderful capture!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Originally uploaded by benjeev
Weekend Showcase

Spent a week in the Arctic Circle in Norway, specifically to see the Northern Lights and boy were they spectacular! We had cloud cover for most of the week and it was a bit hit and miss. I was beginning to think we were never going to see them but on the very last day, we struck gold!

It was very faint for most of the night (we spent almost 2hours outside in -20deg temperatures) but for a period of about 2mins, it went ballistic, which is when I shot this.

It was rather interesting shooting in such cold weather. After about 20mins, my camera lcd screens slowed down to the point where they were almost unusable so I pretty much had to get the settings right at the beginning and then hope and pray it works. Also, my tripod became almost impossible to adjust. It must have been something to do with the metal shrinking or something because the legs and handles became so stiff.

Norway's such an amazing place, I think we'll be heading back sooner rather than later.

Needs more noise work (my camera really doesn't handle noise too well) but I'm rather tired of looking at it now so this will have to do ;)



Thank you for sharing this image and story with us in the weekend showcase benjeev. Well done!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Positano, Amalfi Coast - Italy [Explored]

TGIF Theme

Located on the Amalfi Coast, Positano is such a romantic and spectacular place, one of that places that you must see at least once in a life. I've been there 1 times few years ago, but I'm planning to go there again.

Be sure not to miss a delicious pizza in Sorrento and in all the area as it will be 1000 times better then the pizza you can eat elsewhere in central north Italy.


Thank you for sharing this with us in the TGIF theme paperinikkio. Gorgeous view!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mmm ... coffee ...

Mmm ... coffee ...
Originally uploaded by James Jordan
Self Portrait Thursdays

Nothing better on a cold day like today.

Strobist: LP160 high camera left 1/8 power through a diffusion panel, LP120 camera right, bare, 1/16 power for fill. LP120 at 1/32 power with a 1/8 grid on background. LP160 high camera right, 1/16 power flagged to light the carafe. Lots of photoshop work to make the final product

James Jordan

Thanks James for sharing this in our Self Portrait theme. Fantastic work!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

There are signs everywhere

Monochrome Monday's

Another one of my favorite seascape sign...well, my only seascape sign. I wish I could have seen the other side of the sign to see what it was all about. I'm guessing it just marks these rocks at higher tides, though maybe it is a Yield sign for seals and other wildlife? Perhaps they have a whole system of traffic control that we're not even aware of? Naw, probably not. :) Again, black and white suited this gray day best.

Aaron Eakin

Thank you Aaron for sharing this image with us in the Monochrome Monday's theme. Love it!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Any questions?...

Any questions?...
Originally uploaded by Romair
Weekend Showcase

Found in Barnes & Noble. The book on the right was out of place, but for my purposes, it was placed just right. I just noticed the "Don'ts" book was published in 1913. If I can find the book again, I think I'll browse through it to see what the rules were way back then. I expect they've changed a bit...


Thanks for sharing this with us in the Weekend Showcase Romair. The book published in 1913 would make for an interesting read. Great find!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ball Games

Ball Games
Originally uploaded by *Chaz*
Minimalism Tuesday's admins choice
Wonderful composition and colors....great shot!

Photographer's notes:
It must belong to someone but I doubt they want it now.
I'm glad I went to The Mere. Nice misty overcast day, water fairly static, nice stroll.

Taken at Scarborough Mere

Amphitheatre in Segesta - Sicily - Italy

Monthly Showcase

High up in a mountainous area towards the west of Sicily is the beautiful and frankly magical Segesta archaeological complex. Segesta was originally founded by the Elymian people, one of the native people of Sicily. They later integrated with the Greeks, making Segesta an important Classical town. It was later ruled by the Romans, but declined in importance before being finally abandoned in around the thirteenth century.

The 5th century BC Doric temple is truly magnificent as it rises out of the landscape, its golden stone reflecting and almost radiating light on a sunny day. Though never completed (it has always been roofless) it is one of the best-preserved examples of a Greek temple, and so for the ancient history or archaeology fan, it is unmissable.

Up on top of a nearby hill, Monte Barbaro, sitting at 400m above sea level is the semicircular theatre, built in 400BC. The wonderful views made stage scenery unnecessary as the surrounding countryside provided a natural backdrop to the action taking place on stage. Today, during the summer months, the theatre is used as a venue for Greek plays, concerts and other events.

Last Rounds

Thank you for sharing this with us in the Monthly Showcase Luke.