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I love the model's look, her stance, and her beautiful toned body. The location is well chosen for the image, with the dark tones in th...

Sunset Underpass by MARX77
by MARX77

How much can you pack into such a small photograph? So many stories going on, and that's just the bus passing overhead. Characters goin...

New moon by Aura-Dawn

You have done the impossible. It might take decades to pull off this exposure. Capturing a full Moon and with clouds at night is too ex...

S A N D W A L L by MARX77
by MARX77

Colors are gorgeous. Composition excellent. Relationship between the two worlds, modern and ancient are a mixed review. Without the air...

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Silo complex.800-1693, with story by harrietsfriend
Silo complex.800-1693, with story
Someone has built up a small industrial empire.

I discovered these silos on my way back home, from yet another trip full of detours, in central Indiana.  To get an impression of their size, there is a full size truck trailer off to the right, the tires are visible.  Those small dots on the support line, at the top right, are birds resting.

Taken in color, converted to black and white, then I added a light blue wash for the industrial effect.  Shooting through a polarizing filter, to even out the colors and tones, also added a vignette to the sky's corners.  I had to back up quite far so I could shoot the camera level, in my widest mode, trying to keep the verticals straight. Closer in the lines tilted considerably as I filled the frame with the columns.

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eugene spiegel

The original scene as I described it.  What would you have done?

800 1689 by harrietsfriend 
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Robot TW2A. IRD200-1858, with story by harrietsfriend
Robot TW2A. IRD200-1858, with story
It's been unseasonable warm out west.

The crops are stunted, from excessive heat and low carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.  Only the robots seem immune.  A medium TW2A* holds up the power lines carrying needed electricity to the outposts, for their life support systems.  All else is quiet as the skies retain the heat, until rains return again, however infrequently.

     No one said life on Mars was easy.

Feel free to download, just give me photo credit.  Taken with Nikon D200 converted to 720 infrared through a 100mm F4.5 Nikkor, manual focus.  What makes this landscape interesting is it's closeness to reality.  The vegetation appears correct while the sky is altered.  Sometimes infrared is too close to real to be comfortable.

eugene spiegel

*Tower with two arms.
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Timeless downtown clock.DSCN2842, with story by harrietsfriend
Timeless downtown clock.DSCN2842, with story
Is this a clock?

I found this one outside the Scientology building in Columbus, Ohio, USA.  Possible it has something to do with their world view or place in the universe,  This restored clock has no hands to define what the time is.  Even a broken clock would have been right twice a day.

clock closeupDSCN2842 by harrietsfriend 

As I came closer to inspect the fine quality, I found a plaque on it's back, documenting the clock's history and who deserves credit.

clock3DSCN2844da by harrietsfriend

This town keeps coming up with new ways to define it's world.  see "High and gay", posted two days ago.

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eugene spiegel
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Raccoon.DSCN2898, with story by harrietsfriend
Raccoon.DSCN2898, with story
We've been losing chickens to a varmint over the last month, four young and one full grown, but really others over the past years, as well.

Enough's, enough.  We had secured the roost, reinforced the outside doors and closures, but raccoons are clever and adaptable.

Going on the offensive we set a trap.  Traps are interesting, in that it takes days to get the right combination of light touch to finding an irresistible meal.  We used marshmallows. It would be much easier if we were not trying to keep it unharmed.

My wife came back with the news.  It worked.  Now what to do.  Obviously we had to find a final solution to ridding  us of him.  I brought out my gun and placed 3 shells in the chamber, wanting to inflict the least pain on the captive.  Touching a live wild animal was out of the question.

By the time I got back to the coop, he had quieted down and had accepted his fate to being held.  As he was no threat, I put the gun away and got out gloves and a thick packing blanket to securely bungee cord around the cage.

Now what?  I placed him in the back of the pickup, not wanting a wild desperate animal to escape inside my car, and drove 9.4 miles away to a forest a bit past the Brown County State Park.  Opening the cage door close to the woods, he quickly fled into the underbrush to the safety of his new world.  We both breathed a sigh of relief.  All this by 6am.

Don't come back. OK.

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eugene spiegel

When I found this spot, I knew it was the right place.  Open land, not near anyone's homestead, next to the forest, with foliage and water nearby.

raccontruckDSCN2896 by harrietsfriend 


For the next week, we'll keep resetting the trap.  Might be more.  I'll try to not harm them if possible.
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I'm dedicated to my art.

Everyday, all day, I carry at least one camera with me, always allowing me an opportunity to record the interesting, the unusual, my chance to observe and share.  Since my middle teens, a camera has been with me constantly. I grew up in film, therefore you could not go crazy taking everything.  You had to decide if it had lasting importance of some nature, before taking an image.  True, it didn't have to be great, but there had to be some underlying reason to take the picture with the limited film supply you were loaded with or could carry.

Today, the rules have changed, yet the underlining reasons still exist.  Always have a camera with you.  For the vast majority, almost everyone, a picture phone is enough.  For those, I say check out my images and compare them to yours.  Having a real camera allows quality, and consistency.  Having a clean lens and a fast aperture is a good start. Having a file large enough to edit and work with is better.  Having a medium conducive to storing the image at its highest level is best.

BUT...There are times when you cannot carry all the cameras, lenses and tripods.

What do you take when you're going minimal?

I have been traveling recently, and this very question came up on many occasions.  There are places, like theaters and shows where the rule is no cameras.  There are places in the public where a camera bag and monopod are too much to watch, or the burden is too large to haul as you move about in uncertain situations.

I have to carry a phone for business first, social life second.  It is an internet connection primarily, phone secondarily, camera never.  For this I carry my Nikon Coolpix AW130 with the quick release base removed.  It is small, the lens doesn't extend, fits in my front pants pocket, and is unnoticed.  The phone, the other front pocket, and somewhere a wallet with ID, cash, credit cards, and business cards to hand out or write notes on. I can slip about in public not burdened with bulk, and appear as normal to others as I can.  I will miss my regular camera bag, with all the other items I might need, but going minimal means minimal fuss on the road. It also means sacrificing some control with the photo, but it's possible to take fantastic photos by using what limited control I can, with the automation scene selections these small digital cameras allow.

eugene spiegel
I'm dedicated to my art.

Everyday, all day, I carry at least one camera with me, always allowing me an opportunity to record the interesting, the unusual, my chance to observe and share.  Since my middle teens, a camera has been with me constantly. I grew up in film, therefore you could not go crazy taking everything.  You had to decide if it had lasting importance of some nature, before taking an image.  True, it didn't have to be great, but there had to be some underlying reason to take the picture with the limited film supply you were loaded with or could carry.

Today, the rules have changed, yet the underlining reasons still exist.  Always have a camera with you.  For the vast majority, almost everyone, a picture phone is enough.  For those, I say check out my images and compare them to yours.  Having a real camera allows quality, and consistency.  Having a clean lens and a fast aperture is a good start. Having a file large enough to edit and work with is better.  Having a medium conducive to storing the image at its highest level is best.

BUT...There are times when you cannot carry all the cameras, lenses and tripods.

What do you take when you're going minimal?

I have been traveling recently, and this very question came up on many occasions.  There are places, like theaters and shows where the rule is no cameras.  There are places in the public where a camera bag and monopod are too much to watch, or the burden is too large to haul as you move about in uncertain situations.

I have to carry a phone for business first, social life second.  It is an internet connection primarily, phone secondarily, camera never.  For this I carry my Nikon Coolpix AW130 with the quick release base removed.  It is small, the lens doesn't extend, fits in my front pants pocket, and is unnoticed.  The phone, the other front pocket, and somewhere a wallet with ID, cash, credit cards, and business cards to hand out or write notes on. I can slip about in public not burdened with bulk, and appear as normal to others as I can.  I will miss my regular camera bag, with all the other items I might need, but going minimal means minimal fuss on the road. It also means sacrificing some control with the photo, but it's possible to take fantastic photos by using what limited control I can, with the automation scene selections these small digital cameras allow.

eugene spiegel

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Current Residence: Bean Blossom, Indiana, USA
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Thank you for :+fav:ing 'Penny... Refreshed' :hug:
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Thank you so much for the watch! I really appreciate it :hug:
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Thank you so much for the fave
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Thanks so much Eugene. :rose:
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