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  1. 4 points
    An old (1842) outhouse that had a tree seed germinate in the shingles of its roof, cover the building by sending roots down to search for water, and then died, leaving this odd relic.
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    Another week of real estate photography, this week with some really special homes. Here are some of my favourite frames. This house was my favourite. Set in a secure estate, the flow between indoors and outdoors was really nicely thought out. Rim flow pool with a view off into the valley also a nice touch. Not quite my taste in decor, this home had amazing sea views and also some nice architectural features. Today's shoot was in a house in the northern part of the city. Stunning place, really, with a private pool set directly against the house, plus loads of bedrooms and many other features. The best was the double layered deck that leads you to the most incredible sea and city views. Pity about the crappy deck furniture...
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    Taken today with the D4s. Thank you for looking.
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    Next week I'll be again working in Dorset, and this image (taken there during a Workshop One-on-One last December) came to my mind. This is the famous Durdle Door, but the sky that evening inspired me to go for a very long exposure, 200 seconds for a very dramatic B&W. Leica SL, Voigtlander 15mm Super-Wide-Heliar and Formatt-Hitech Firecrest filters. Thank you for viewing, best regards Vieri
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    The Narrowboat “Angel” passing through a lock in Islington at the Angel Canal Festival Lumix G9 + 12-60mm @ 1/800 f4.5 ISO200
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    Some very interesting chat and amusing anecdotes from Magnum photographer David Hurn, who was a prominent photographer in the 1960's.
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    I recently purchased a used copy of this lens. I was not expecting it to perform like it did. It is small, light, and sharp. I am not attempting a technical evaluation, just my impressions from using for a week. I am glad I bought this one.
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    Practice shooting birds in flight up close
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    Yup. I only shoot HDR for real estate and recently I have begun using Aurora 2019 as a plugin to Lightroom. It's a lot slower to use than the normal Lr HDR process I have been using but the results are definitely a lot better. I will be writing a review of Aurora once I have had a little longer to properly investigate all its uses. It's a pretty complex program (similar to Photoshop but running on a more logical interface).
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    I particularly like the interior shots. Incredible dynamic range. Impressive how you could get the exposure perfect for both the interior and the outside sky/clouds. Is this an HDR image?
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    Yeah, me too. I added it to my RE portfolio. I got a lovely email from the owner complimenting me on the photos, which is always nice.
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    They have a good reputation Mike so I think you are probably correct in your assessment.
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    Hey Mike, no worries, I don't expect my photos to please everyone all the time, nor do I expect everyone to "get" this kind of long exposures and B&W Very luckily for me, you are in a definite minority. Best regards, Vieri
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    My sympathies go to his wife!
  18. 1 point
    This part of the old mental hospital is owned by a guy who takes hoarding to a whole new level. At least his long-suffering wife manages to sell most of it again, but the site alternates from looking like a vehicle wreckers to a builder's recycling depot. It works as a site that guarantees an endless stream of photographic opportunities, though.
  19. 1 point
    Lift the shadows just a little?
  20. 1 point
    I came across this interesting documentary you guys might enjoy.
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    I am just now getting to these photos after 4 years. Actually, I sort of "miss-placed" the images due to a hard drive problem. Mesa Verde is a World Heritage Site. I first visited there in 1969, then again in 1982. I was amazed at how the Park Service had INCREASED public access to the site. When I was there before in the summer of 69' they made sure that no one made it into the site. We could only look from a distance. In 1982 I was given (with a group of about 8 people) a tour of Spruce Tree House, and was locked into the area by a Ranger that was anxious to go home. I had to scale the 10' locked gate to get out. I had spent extra time taking photos, and the Ranger had not done a head count to see if someone might be missing. It was after 5 PM when we finished. They explained that we were given this tour ONLY because there were so few of us (it was late November, and cold.) Anyway, my intent here is to show the site, but also illustrate the emphasis on being a part of the experience. The Park Service works to INCREASE your contact with the ancient ruins and overall improve your experience and education about the site and the peoples that lived there. And no, when over 65 and overweight I no longer negotiate trails with drops and climbs at 7000' elevation. An older couple at the lower left of the next image seem to have lost interest; at least the man has. Or perhaps just tired after the walk to the structure. I really like to see the images at full resolution so I can "look in" on the tourists. I am not sure that you can get enough magnification in this format to do so. This last one has a bit of extra "stuff" going on. The Park Ranger is into his presentation, with hand gestures keyed to his talk; a tourist toward the left is taking some photos in the direction facing away from the presentation. There is a young girl seated about ten feet in front of the ranger. She is dressed in a very long and modest dress. To her right (left of her) are two women wearing bonnets and dresses that would be like what some of the "old Russians" living on the Kenai Peninsula would wear here. They are not too likely to be Amish.... it would be a tough trip with a horse and buggy to make it to this park. In the process of looking up information on the structures and the people who lived here, I searched for the term "Anasazi." Years ago that was a term they were translating to mean the "ancient ones," referring to the ancient culture that lived here. However, it seems that now, this term has fallen out of favor, and has been translated to mean "ancient enemies" by the Navajo. Therefore the contemporary Puebloans do not like the use of this term. They are viewed as the descendants of this ancient Pueblo culture. So with all of this lengthy description, I am trying to present the idea that "truth" and "fact" change with the change in cultural values. At the Mission San Juan Capistrano there were some Park Service signs in front of a sort of jail cell that said this is where the "unruly Indians" were confined when they did not do the work the priests had assigned to them. So the Park Service "culture" has changed to INCREASE access to these wonderful houses, and at the same time the descriptions are worded in a different manner these days, to correspond with changes in social sciences and in the cultural identity of current tribes in the area.
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    Since we we are discussing B/W photos
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    After he woke up, we became good friends.
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    This image I shot last Friday was Explored on Flickr and as a result the number of views went through the roof. I thinks it's weird and akward because I just observed the scene and shot this image. All the credits for the essentials of this image go to the person who composed this colourful scene. I was only the piano player.
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    In this vlog episode we chat about using the legacy 4/3 lenses from the Olympus DSLR era on the mirrorless Olympus OM-D E-M1 (original) camera bodies. We also demonstrate the auto focus speed of the 50-200mm (with a 1.4x TC) in an outdoor situation. Jump directly to the AF speed demo at 16:00. If you have suggestions for future vlog episodes please let us have them in the comments.
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