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    Day 25: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    1 Week to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    1 Week to go!
    Not if Kim Jong-il has his way...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10748148 Is anyone going to get a good clean shot of the blast zone on day 25? A solid tripod might be useful.

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    Canon 500D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, fill flash with 580EX on-camera, full EXIF, PAD slideshow.

    This was in a tree, about a foot long, probably a mutant caused by the NK nuclear blast...

    Actually in the weeds along the compost area, body about 1cm long. Most spiders have 4 pairs of eyes, but sometimes some aren't visible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
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    This was in a tree, about a foot long, probably a mutant caused by the NK nuclear blast...
    Or he came over on a boat turned back on it's way to Australia! - We have huge spiders here too - I call them "Harry the Hairy Hunstmans" and I am terrified of any spider
    Particularly when shown in great shots like this - he is so realistic!

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    Thanks, Kay! We mostly only have these little ones here. I generally see the big ones when we visit Florida. Big spiders and big insects, like Palmetto Bugs: flying roaches - yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    This was in a tree, about a foot long, probably a mutant caused by the NK nuclear blast...
    You're still here then, Rick? Let me see... the prevailing winds are westerly, and at 400mph the nuclear wind should reach Maryland ...

    Good shot. He is a big brute isn't he.
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    Re: Day 25: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Not sure how this thing works. If only a group of people are doing this and not everyone allowed, please move it:

    Day 25: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    How does it look, you landscape experts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
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    How does it look, you landscape experts?
    Very good, Alis. Plenty of foreground interest, good tonal variety, composition looks good, and fine colours. Perhaps a little more space at the top?

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    Brother of the Better Known Darth.

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    An arcane fact of science fiction is that Darth Vader has a little brother named Earth. Earth Vader is a pacifist, much happier tending his cabbages and onions than he is conquering distant galaxies. He is seen here on a misty morning somewhere near Martinborough, New Zealand, as he sets off to tend his vegetable garden along with his faithful companion, Clogs.

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    I Hear the Train a-Coming

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    The Tumoulin Flyer arrives at Queensland's highest railway station (1000m above sea level). Top speed 10km per hour, loads of fum for the kids and enough noise and general mayhem to scare the cattle and set the dogs to barking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klickit View Post
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    May the garden task force be with you. Is that the Queen's R2D2 there?

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    C for Cambridge

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    my share.

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    Lake Sagamiko.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Sagami

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    H2O blue

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    Messing around with water today. My #1 shot was done with a drip valve onto black perspex, and studio light lit and with a flash gun on the camera as well. The large area in the centre is a pool of water that has gathered and is about 3 inches across. The small water drop on top of it is not resting there, it had just fallen from the valve and I was lucky to get it at the right time so it looks as if it's sitting on top!

    Nice on black

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    and this was my shot #2 for the day

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    Beautiful image, Ali. Very peaceful, and the foreground draws the eye into the image. I agree with Rob, the crop is a little tight at the top, maybe. It feels as if the trees are being crowded.

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    Re: Earth Vader, Hear the Train a-Coming

    Clogs makes the shot, Kit: sitting there so alert in front of the alien. Very nice touch. I wonder if the pose might have been better with only one tool - like American Gothic. I know this is just a fun shot, but I think a worker with a tool in each hand gives the impression of someone just carrying tools around, whereas with a tool in one hand, they're ready to work. This made me think about the concept of posing someone with tools.

    Great-looking train, Grant. Very colorful, and a nice shot. Is it me, or is the horizon a little tilted?

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    Great capture, António: like an editorial photo, something to put in a pricey marketing brochure or web page.

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    Re: Lake Sagamiko

    Beautiful shot, Mark. The haze makes it look unreal. What about converting to monochrome, and tinting it with the tone that's in the sky? Like this:

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    Re: H2O blue

    Great water shots, Rob!! The second one is really neat - I don't know if I've ever seen a double bulge like that. Great stuff, and strong colors. Did you use blue light, or blue in the water, or color correct it? Or a combination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    Did you use blue light, or blue in the water, or color correct it? Or a combination?
    I just switched to tungsten WB and shot them. No special colour filters used. The manual camera setting was 1/250s but the room was quite dark so I guess the real capture speed was a lot faster.

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