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#427751 - Fri Jul 25 2008 12:10 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: s-m-w]
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This is 42nd in Manhattan, facing west. You can see the sun was very low at the time I took this shot & gave quite a nice effect. No special filters were used, just my special technique - point, press, hope.

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#427752 - Fri Jul 25 2008 12:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: argus9]
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Cherry blossoms - Washington Monument in the background.


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#427753 - Fri Jul 25 2008 01:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: bhs63]
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More great photos - love the doggies, of course, and the cherry blossoms are beautiful. Neat shot, too, Martin.

Our last national park on our vacation was Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern CA - what a jewel of a place, and you don't hear much about it. This is called "Bumpass Hell", a spot for fumeroles and boiling mud pits and sulfur deposits everywhere.

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#427754 - Fri Jul 25 2008 07:35 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: argus9]
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The two churches at the centre of Hampstead Garden Suburb, where I lived from 1965-1993. I still see my mother there every week and miss it now.



Glad you were thinking about the canal djsgal, I never forget a request
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#427755 - Fri Jul 25 2008 08:58 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: satguru]
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Oh, Wow! There are so many fantastic photos to comment on. All are great!

Welcome back, Sara! Your Gloucester Cathedral photo literally took my breath away.

Djsgal, all your vacation photos have been fantastic. I can't believe that Crater Lake is so blue. One of these days I'd love to go there.

Nifti, what a great name for a dog and Monty is no slouch either! What nice companions you have.

Martin, that is a really great photo of Manhattan. That's how I take all my photos: press and hope.

I realize Texas has larger than average critters, but this one takes the cake! We spotted these longhorns this afternoon in east Texas just off Interstate 10. I was so impressed by these guys that I had to turn around and go back to get these photos (not easy in a semi ). They were far off the road, so the pics didn't turn out as well as I'd hope, but at least they show how large their horns are. The close-up is very grainy, but it shows more of their size. Incredible!

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#427756 - Fri Jul 25 2008 09:03 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: martin_cube]
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Martin, I have been down 42nd St. there in Manhattan. I was at Times Square (wish I had a pic of it). It was breathtaking then, and still is now. I noticed the Dave and Buster's location there in your pic...they are based here in Dallas. I have been in their original location. There are two others in the immediate area, another in the city of Dallas, and one in Frisco.
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#427757 - Fri Jul 25 2008 10:08 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: dg_dave]
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I spotted this work going on up high on a local church when I was out walking a couple of days ago.


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#427758 - Sat Jul 26 2008 12:41 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: spanishliz]
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Another great bunch of Photos


My photo today is one of the beaches at Dornoch, My Girlfriend and i perfer this one as it is quiet and you can relax. We always have a barbecue there.
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#427759 - Sat Jul 26 2008 12:42 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: satguru]
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No butterflies yet on this buddleia in our local church sensory garden - a peaceful fragrant oasis.
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#427760 - Sat Jul 26 2008 01:11 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: Sherry75]
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How to turn 60 lb. into 44, using one suitcase. "Yes Ian" - this proves I'm packing ! ...and "Yes, I DO" need six pairs of shoes ! lol

Homeward Bound.


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#427761 - Sat Jul 26 2008 01:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: mc_shellsie]
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Leave the shoes Shelley - means you can buy 6 more pairs over here... lots of sales!
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#427762 - Sat Jul 26 2008 06:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: dg_dave]
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Martin, I have been down 42nd St. there in Manhattan. I was at Times Square (wish I had a pic of it). It was breathtaking then, and still is now. I noticed the Dave and Buster's location there in your pic...they are based here in Dallas. I have been in their original location. There are two others in the immediate area, another in the city of Dallas, and one in Frisco.




I did take a number of pictures of Times Square but have to confess it wasn't what I'd expected it to be at all. I'd envisaged a vast open square, surrounded by flashing neon adverts. Something like that anyway. It's still an interesting place to visit though (as long as you don't mind crowds.)

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#427763 - Sat Jul 26 2008 09:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: martin_cube]
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#427764 - Sat Jul 26 2008 10:22 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: bhs63]
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Good photo showing us Times Square and the knife through the building is a bit impressive! Here is a photo of a Spitfire that was seen in our skies last week:

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#427765 - Sat Jul 26 2008 11:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: tellywellies]
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This is the entrance to my primary school in Hampstead Garden Suburb where I went from 1965 to 1969 .



Edited by satguru (Sat Jul 26 2008 06:25 PM)
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#427766 - Sat Jul 26 2008 01:02 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: satguru]
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Canola Field outside Riding Mountain National Park.


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#427767 - Sat Jul 26 2008 02:11 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: argus9]
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Today at sunny Hunny. (Hunstanton, Norfolk)

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#427768 - Sat Jul 26 2008 02:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: argus9]
ren33 Offline
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This year the Three Choirs Festival, which takes place annually in either Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford Cathedral, is in Hereford, and since my cousin sings with the Gloucester Choir we went to Hereford for a practice. Outside stands this sculpture of Edward Elgar, who was born near Worcester. It is very lifelike.
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#427769 - Sat Jul 26 2008 03:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: ren33]
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'The Squire'; one of my friends during a 17th century re-enactment. The house behind him is of that period.



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#427770 - Sat Jul 26 2008 05:02 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: picqero]
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the Isle of Jura taken from the Kintyre/Knapdale coast in the west of Scotland. The mountains are referred to as the 'Paps of Jura'


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#427771 - Sat Jul 26 2008 07:11 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: nifti1]
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Living alongside the longhorn steers (picture of which was posted yesterday) are these camels. Strange thing to see in east Texas .

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#427772 - Sat Jul 26 2008 10:08 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: ClaraSue]
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Here we have a couple of escapees from a shopping plaza...


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#427773 - Sat Jul 26 2008 10:09 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: ClaraSue]
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"just my special technique - point, press, hope".

Martin, that's my technique as well. However, in the hope of improving my technique, I've enrolled in a night-school digital photography course that starts on 6th August. Can't wait!

Djsgal, your pictures of Mount Shasta and the Golden Gate Bridge brings back memories!

To everyone, I love all your photos. One thing that the photo threads on FunTrivia have taught me is to look at my own patch of the world through other people's eyes. I'm now taking photos of things that previously I would have dismissed as too ordinary or not interesting enough. I've developed a new appreciation of small things like flowers and insects. I really enjoy seeing everybody else's photos and getting a glimpse into their world.

Cheers, MG
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#427774 - Sat Jul 26 2008 10:15 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: MotherGoose]
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This is Punalu'u beach on the "big island" of Hawaii. The black sand is amazing. It is, of course, a lava beach. I was expecting the sand to be "dirty", that is, to leave traces of dust and dirt when you touched it. However, I found that when you put your hand into it, it was like masses of small black glass beads. When you took your hand away, it was perfectly clean.
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#427775 - Sun Jul 27 2008 12:33 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008 [Re: MotherGoose]
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Back to the sensory garden : although it does not have a scent, this Crocosmia Lucifer is such a bright and cheerful splash of red:

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