Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please.

Posted by: ren33

Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Sat Mar 05 2011 05:39 PM

Here we go on our new photo chain.

Take inspiration from the last photo (in Photo Chain) and post it to the thread. In the words of Jillian, it can be as obvious or as tenuous as you like .. just have fun with it!

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Mar 05 2011 08:57 PM

The last photo was a red brick building once owned by a railway and now a community arts centre.

Here is another red brick building, formerly a railway station and now a Seniors Centre.

Posted by: Gees63

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Mar 05 2011 09:12 PM

On the theme of stations this is Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle which was partly funded by Marks And Spencers as it gave them a nice new entrance to the rear of their store

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Mar 05 2011 09:22 PM

The Victoria Terminus train station, Mumbai.

Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Mar 06 2011 08:34 AM

Oh, goodness, I stood on that exact spot to take a photo Sharon! It's an incredible building.
Posted by: Quiz_Beagle

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Mar 06 2011 06:21 PM

This handsome chap stands outside the Musee d'Orsay, which used to be a railway station....



I call him Neil. As in Rhino Neil...
Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Mar 06 2011 07:25 PM

"Rhino Neil" -- Ahem!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Mar 06 2011 09:14 PM

Here's Neil's cousin, at the Toronto zoo smile

Posted by: Gees63

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Mar 08 2011 07:05 PM

The rhino has a pointy thing on its snout here is a pointy thing stuck in the pavement



The plaque with it says
GRAINGER TOWN
Newcastle upon Tyne
"EVER_CHANGING"
POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL
EILIS O'CONNELL
2004
Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Mar 08 2011 08:36 PM

Is it a sundial? It looks like it might be.
Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 09 2011 05:37 AM

From one sculpture to another

Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 09 2011 06:09 AM



From the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe Beach. I'm still trying to decide whether I like this one or not.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 09 2011 08:17 AM

Originally Posted By: ren33
Oh, goodness, I stood on that exact spot to take a photo Sharon! It's an incredible building.


I tried to get a clearer shot but there were too many lamp posts in the way. I should've realised that you must've visited Mumbai when you mentioned going to Panchgani. smile
Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 09 2011 03:33 PM

1980! So all my photos are real ones and so faded as to be unscannable. I loved it all and your pictures bring it back.My husband had been at school in Panchgani.
Posted by: Quiz_Beagle

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 09 2011 05:15 PM

A statue at the mineral baths in Ischia...

Posted by: Quiz_Beagle

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 09 2011 05:16 PM

...sculpture, even...
Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 09 2011 08:49 PM

Sculpture, did ye say?

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 09 2011 09:01 PM

Here's another sculpture/statue, tucked away in an alley in the old town of Quebec City.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 09 2011 09:07 PM


Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 09 2011 09:31 PM

We have almost exactly that picture, Zorba! We spent our honeymoon in Quebec, lo these many years ago.

Here's the regimental goat (and his regiment - the Royal 22nd Canadian) in the Citadel

Posted by: Quiz_Beagle

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Mar 10 2011 10:06 AM

Ooh, regimental goat?

Okay - you can't actually *see* it, but it's definitely on the pitch. I always think it's so nice for them to be there - it'll be something for them to tell the kids...

Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Mar 10 2011 05:16 PM

Quote:
it'll be something for them to tell the kids...

arghh that's terrible!
Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Mar 11 2011 02:54 AM



These are Tennessee Fainting Goats. Not a very good picture I am afraid but the location wasn't conducive to taking photos (taken in Calistoga, California, on our USA trip in 2008).

The following information from Wikipedia explains about their fainting episodes:

"A fainting goat is a breed of domestic goat whose muscles freeze for roughly 10 seconds when the goat is startled. Though painless, this generally results in the animal collapsing on its side. The characteristic is caused by a hereditary genetic disorder called myotonia congenita. When startled, younger goats will stiffen and fall over. Older goats learn to spread their legs or lean against something when startled, and often they continue to run about in an awkward, stiff-legged shuffle."
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Mar 11 2011 11:35 AM

Quote:
[/quote]genetic disorder called myotonia congenit Older goats learn to .... lean against something when startled, and often they continue to run about in an awkward, stiff-legged shuffle.[quote]


There I was thinking it was old age when I am suffering from a veterinary condition maybe Lady our dog will take me to see her vet
Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Mar 11 2011 02:04 PM

Some of those goats seem to have too many horns as well...
Posted by: Quiz_Beagle

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Mar 11 2011 08:03 PM

I *adore* Tennessee Fainting Goats. I offer up another animal with horns - an impala. (Cue Chevrolets...)

Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Mar 11 2011 10:08 PM

These don't have horns -- yet. But they found our roses tasty.

Posted by: Gees63

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Mar 12 2011 07:28 PM

This has antlers the stag from the herd of deer in the country park we live next to

Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Mar 14 2011 08:05 AM

No antlers, but hopefully these horns will do.


Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 16 2011 08:36 PM

Lovely. One of the reasons why you, szabs, are this week's Roll of Honour recipient.
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Mar 18 2011 05:47 PM

More horns. It came as a surprise to find these horns quite close to home

Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Mar 22 2011 10:07 AM

How about giving the prickly pear cactus some fruit

Posted by: Quiz_Beagle

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Mar 22 2011 06:24 PM

..more cacti ;-)

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Mar 25 2011 10:52 PM

That one looks like it has whiskers, so here's a close-up of some more whiskers!



(I knew there was a reason I kept this one!)
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Mar 26 2011 05:34 AM

More whiskers.

Posted by: auntie1

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Mar 26 2011 07:59 AM



I'll see your whiskers and raise you an eyebrow!
Posted by: LeoDaVinci

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Mar 26 2011 03:10 PM

More cats, a lazy one at that...

Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Mar 26 2011 05:11 PM

and more. Curious one at that.
Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Mar 28 2011 11:08 AM

and another one...



This is Stanford, he spends most of the day in my office window sill, checking up on me to see what I do on the computer. Stanford comes to work with me everyday out of his own choice, my office is only about 200 metres from my home, when he is fed up he just goes back home.
Posted by: Quiz_Beagle

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Mar 28 2011 05:52 PM

Have a big cat...

Posted by: LeoDaVinci

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Mar 28 2011 09:46 PM

Also at the zoo...

Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Mar 28 2011 11:29 PM

Oh my Goodness. The image of my Mother in Law.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Apr 02 2011 01:44 AM

View of the Sydney harbour from Taronga Zoo

Posted by: auntie1

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Apr 02 2011 04:54 PM



Apart from natural pest control, chooks have other benefits!
Posted by: Quiz_Beagle

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Apr 02 2011 05:23 PM

These hatch out of eggs...

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Apr 02 2011 05:35 PM

Here's a different sort of egg, also amongst the rocks smile

Posted by: LeoDaVinci

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Apr 06 2011 10:34 PM

Thought I'd add some more rocks...

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Apr 07 2011 06:11 AM

Rocks, rocks everywhere nor anything to eat!



(sorry Coleridge)
Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Apr 07 2011 07:27 AM


But there are plenty more fish in the sea...
Posted by: auntie1

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Apr 08 2011 05:57 AM

So this stretch of water could provide an avian snack or two....



Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Apr 10 2011 01:34 AM

The Austrian flag outside the Parliament at Vienna.

Posted by: LeoDaVinci

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Apr 11 2011 02:50 PM

Now, that connection escapes me...
Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Apr 11 2011 03:38 PM

Well , Leo , there is a flag in both pictures so....?
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Apr 11 2011 08:28 PM

Yea, the connection was supposed to be the flag. smile
Posted by: auntie1

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Apr 11 2011 11:17 PM

Good to see you're all paying attention.
Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Apr 12 2011 06:45 AM

Statue of Velazquez, outside the Prado Museum in Madrid

Posted by: Gees63

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Apr 22 2011 04:00 PM

Columns in front of Theatre Royal Newcastle

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat May 07 2011 06:33 AM

15th century Thousand Pillar Jain temple



Another view of the structure
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed May 11 2011 09:59 PM

I see columns and some statues, so here's a statue and more columns outside Union Station in Toronto.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu May 12 2011 01:25 PM

More columns and a statue:


This is King Frederick II of Prussia on Unter den Linden in Berlin.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat May 14 2011 02:06 AM

Another statue - Hindu god Shiva

Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon May 16 2011 08:31 AM

Lovely pic Shannon, that statue looks enourmous!
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue May 17 2011 08:44 PM

Another statue this time a local Newcastle hero Jackie Milburn centre forward for Newcastle United in the 1950s FA Cup winning teams.



The statue originally stood in the pedestrianised centre of the city in Northumberland Street but was moved to Milburn Junction on St James Boulevard the approach road to St James Park
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun May 22 2011 10:17 PM

A different type of sport... The Great Ball Court at Chichén Itza. The "goals" are the stone rings near the tops of the walls (about midway down the wall).

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue May 24 2011 08:25 PM

Thanks, Andrea. It's around 15 meters tall.

I'd love to see more shots of Chichén Itza, PDAZ. smile
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue May 24 2011 08:40 PM

Blue skies again.

Posted by: auntie1

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue May 24 2011 09:14 PM



My skies were not so blue.
Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed May 25 2011 06:08 AM



Grey skies and the Sierra Nevada Mountains (Spain) in the background.
Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed May 25 2011 07:18 PM



Mountains and sky in NC.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri May 27 2011 09:45 PM

I can see trees so here's a betel (areca) nut plantation.

Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon May 30 2011 09:03 AM

Nuts did you say? Well these are carvings of tagua nuts. Also called vegetable ivory, the nuts grow on palm trees in the Panama/Ecuador region.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue May 31 2011 12:02 PM

Another scaly animal carved out of something which once grew:

Posted by: auntie1

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Jun 03 2011 02:38 AM


Years ago, a workmate gave me this carved hen, folkart from his home in India.
Prophetic? I've since joined The Indian Gang and now enjoy my small flock of backyard hens!
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jun 15 2011 07:59 PM

Hens have feathers Here is a feather but the bird has flown

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jun 16 2011 06:15 AM

Someone wants his feather back...

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jun 16 2011 04:48 PM


Quills of a different sort:



I know it looks like this fella is having a good time sticking his tongue out at me, but that orange splotch in the middle is actually his two front incisors. Porcupine teeth are ivory (yup) but have a hard coating of enamel only on the front/outer side of the teeth. The enamel is naturally darker than the ivory but is also made more orange by the tannins in the trees the animals devour. The cool part about the two layers is that the ivory side wears away faster than the hard enamel, which means that with constant use, the incisors will develop a VERY sharp edge.
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Jun 17 2011 08:37 AM

Another prickly thing:

A hedgehog cactus in bloom

Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Jun 17 2011 08:57 AM

Jake - Thanks for the info on porcupine teeth, apart that it is lovely pic.

This little guy lives in my friends garden.

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Jun 17 2011 10:07 AM

A hedgehog walks through my garden quite often - I know this because he/she leaves a calling card on the path. Once a hedgehog hibernated in a pile of leaves at the foot of the ivy that used to grow up the house - one day when I went out to mow the grass I could hear him snoring, so I know that one was male. wink
Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Jun 19 2011 10:32 AM

Flopsy - LOL about the snoring!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jun 22 2011 09:35 PM

Here's a less mobile hedgehog (who survived winter outside!) and his bunny friend.

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jun 22 2011 09:56 PM

Szabs: Well thanks, but that's absolutely the most wonderful picture I've EVER seen of a hedgehog! Wish I had one in my garden (but unfortunately, all I have are earthworms, ants and mosquitoes lol).

SpanishLiz: whew. thank goodness for the bunny segue (I was afraid I'd have to take a picture of our bootwasher to continue with the hedgehoggish look lol)

There are at least two of these critters living in my rock garden year round. They're cute (and very pretty in their white winter colours), but I'd like them alot more if they didn't eat my perennials along with the bark off the fruit trees lol

Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jun 28 2011 10:10 PM

This is what was hanging out in the yard at work today... a Great Horned Owl. He flies down from the trees and waits for the drip water system to come on.

Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jul 12 2011 10:31 AM

PDAZ - Where do you work that you have such lovely visitors, apart from posing so beautifully in order to have his picture taken?

Jake - That little hedgehog is very tame, as he was rescued by my friend a few years ago, so you can get get very close to him without any problems. Your hare looks very happy munching away smile.

We have many parakeets here in the wild, as the weather is perfect for them, and they can live quite well. They are not native to southern Spain, and in most cases they have escaped from homes and joined wild flocks that have been wild for many years. There is a greenbelt near to my home and I calculate that about 100 of them live in that area, mainly because of the noise they produce, but I get to see quite a few of them on my walks.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jul 12 2011 07:21 PM

Taken at the lake side yesterday evening.

Posted by: Gees63

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jul 13 2011 07:28 PM

Since the duck is on a lake which could be fed by a river



The "River God Tyne" by David Wynne from Newcastle Civic Centre
Posted by: Vanya98

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jul 21 2011 02:22 PM

Motherland statue, Kiev. Celebrating the Soviets' victory over the Nazis.

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jul 21 2011 02:59 PM

Statues - wars - tombs.



This is the tomb of John, Lord Cheney in Salisbury Cathedral. He fought with Henry Tudor against Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, 1485. If you look at the photo you can see graffiti etched on his effigy which possibly dates from the English Civil War; the Roundheads did a lot of damage to cathedrals, including Salisbury, and they were especially good at destroying things within easy reach. So whenever you lament the youth of today, remember that the youth of yesterday was also up to no good!
Posted by: Chavs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jul 21 2011 04:46 PM



defaced statue
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jul 21 2011 09:11 PM

and de-armed as well. How very sad.......
(lovely photo, though)
Posted by: Vanya98

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Jul 22 2011 11:32 AM



Memorial to Six Priests murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918, Strelna, St. Petersburg, Russia (I think they were beheaded)
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Jul 22 2011 12:07 PM

I'm going to take that wooden frame, build a bigger, stronger one, fill it with rocks, and point it out to sea. And then I'm going to runnnnnnnnnnnn!

Posted by: Gees63

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Jul 22 2011 08:28 PM

Rocks or stones or a stone



A stone outside Newcastle Civic Centre
Inscription " To Commemorate The Visit Of JIMMY CARTER 39th President of the United States of America 6th MAY 1977"
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Jul 22 2011 09:12 PM

I can see a pond behind that stone, so here's another pond, with some fish.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Jul 23 2011 04:16 AM

A little stream on the Mendenhall Glacier at Juneau

Posted by: goofyfoot009

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Aug 09 2011 11:24 AM

Rock Point Bridge on the Rogue River, Oregon

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Aug 09 2011 03:27 PM

That's lovely, I like that very much. smile
Posted by: Chavs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Aug 09 2011 05:08 PM

It's fabulous. Welcome, Goofyfoot. smile
Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Aug 09 2011 06:44 PM

Welcome indeed Goofyfoot. That is a lovely photo.
Posted by: goofyfoot009

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Aug 09 2011 07:28 PM

That's actually the new bridge constructed to pretty much duplicate the original, sans the erosion, staining, and graffiti that made the original so interesting.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Aug 15 2011 12:09 AM

More water at Moraine Lake, Alberta

Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Aug 16 2011 08:38 PM

Have some more snow...
Posted by: goofyfoot009

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Aug 16 2011 11:13 PM

Our palm tree in the snow.........

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Aug 23 2011 07:44 PM

Did you say "Snow"?

Posted by: goofyfoot009

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Aug 23 2011 09:39 PM

Hummer in the snow....

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Aug 24 2011 03:36 PM

"Hummers" without snow:



(since they're the military version and unavailable for public purchase, they are more accurately called HMV's or "humvees". Photo taken near Crystal River Florida - nursery to manatees).
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Aug 27 2011 09:09 PM

Another mode of transport. Train along the Trans Canadian Railway line in Jasper.

Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Aug 28 2011 12:25 PM

Another train, probably pretty near where you took yours, zorba:

Posted by: Vanya98

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Aug 30 2011 12:32 PM

Hungry dogs beg for food at the train station in Rovno, Ukraine.

Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Sep 03 2011 08:15 AM


Voracious carnivore.
Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Sep 04 2011 04:24 PM

Just lounging about:

Posted by: goofyfoot009

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Sep 04 2011 09:53 PM

Darwin has taken lounging to new heights..........

Posted by: auntie1

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Sep 04 2011 11:18 PM



We like to lounge in preparation for our afternoon nap.
Posted by: Vanya98

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Sep 08 2011 11:16 AM

Cat, meet rabbit. Rabbit, cat.

Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Sep 17 2011 05:05 PM

Here's a cat-in-the-box:
Posted by: auntie1

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Sep 18 2011 04:07 PM

Another containerised cat;

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Sep 18 2011 04:31 PM

This containerised kitty was "helping" with the laundry today.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Sep 19 2011 11:09 AM

A horse in a display case:



(Another photo from the Museum of the American Indian, Manhattan.)
Posted by: Gees63

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Oct 18 2011 07:28 PM

A Horse not in a display case

Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Oct 30 2011 05:04 PM



A carved horse
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Nov 02 2011 08:04 AM

Elephants at Amer Fort, Jaipur

Posted by: auntie1

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Nov 02 2011 07:01 PM



Did someone say elephant?
This is Mali, Melbourne Zoo's first baby elephant, a female calf born in January 2010. Photo taken in May 2010.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Nov 03 2011 10:18 AM

She's so cute, Dawn. Great photo.

From elephants to the Hindu elephant god Ganesha.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Feb 11 2012 09:38 PM

This chain has been languishing, so here's some sweet pink popcorn, with an elephant motif, to give it a bit of energy smile

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Feb 12 2012 08:37 AM

Wow, I didn't realise they still made that stuff lol
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Feb 12 2012 11:11 AM

Nor did I until I saw it in the gift shop at Fort Erie a couple of years ago. That's when the photo was taken.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Feb 24 2012 11:30 PM

The statue of a bull outside a temple in Bangkok.

Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Feb 24 2012 11:43 PM

A lion statue in the Imperial Garden within the Forbidden City, Beijing.

Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Mar 01 2012 09:12 PM

Another lion, this one from the Besancon zoo.

Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Mar 01 2012 10:26 PM

Young tiger at Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo, Queensland. Photographed through glass/perspex - if anyone has any hints on how to do this well, please let me know!

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 14 2012 08:35 PM

Mike: That's a very good picture, plexiglas or no! I've tried taking photos of animals behind glass/plastic as well. I've found (for my camera anyway) is to stand quite a bit back away from the barrier and zoom/focus on the critter. Seems to ignore quite alot of "lick marks"/stains on the glass that way. Also, never use a flash (but I'm sure you didn't in this case anyway).

Here's a picture of our Zoe, since it goes with the "cat chain". And she went to "kitty heaven" this past week, so it will be the last one I ever post of her.

Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 14 2012 09:01 PM

Sorry, Jakeroo. She was a beauty.
Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 14 2012 10:33 PM

So sad for you, What a gorgeous sight.
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Mar 14 2012 11:57 PM

What a beautiful looking cat Zoe was, Jakeroo. I'm sure she had a wonderful life.

Many thanks for your suggestions on photographing through glass/perspex. Are you manually focusing?
Posted by: Tobyone

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Mar 15 2012 04:34 AM


I'm sad for you, Jakeroo. It's heartbreaking to lose a treasured pet. Zoe was simply stunning.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Mar 15 2012 07:44 AM

Zoe was lovely. I'm so sad for you.
Posted by: DivineMsDRL

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Mar 15 2012 10:14 AM

My heart goes out to you Jakeroo. I have a couple that will be going there soon.
Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Mar 15 2012 11:41 AM

Zoe was beautiful, it´s always so sad to loose a treasured friend, I am really sorry.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Mar 15 2012 08:25 PM

I'm sorry for your loss, Jakeroo.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Mar 16 2012 06:11 AM

You're all so very nice ... thank you for your very kind comments. Zoe passed in her sleep - and I hope that's the way I get to go too.

I didn't intend to "hijack" the thread, so........ moving along from "cat" to "caterpillar" : )


I don't know what this turns out to be, but I suspect it's a moth.
Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Mar 16 2012 06:20 AM


No idea what this was , in my garden, either , but it follows on well!
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Mar 16 2012 05:58 PM

Here's a Scarlet Percher Dragonfly at Penny Springs in Central Australia.



Sorry about the duplication folks - I messed up the editing! Could someone please delete the first of these?
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Mar 17 2012 02:47 AM

Mike: Sorry, I missed your earlier question. If I'm using my DSLR (which isn't often, because it's a real pain to drag it and all its lenses around for very long lol), then I focus manually. If I'm using my zoom point and shoot, I turn the "constant auto-focus" to off. I normally try to just focus on the head (eyes in particular) and crop off the rest as, if it's a large animal, you're bound to see the "waves/imperfections" in a larger piece of plastic. If it's real glass (outdoors) you're going to get reflections of objects and people (including you lol) unless the sun is directly behind you. If you're lucky enough to be the only person standing there, then move your camera to what I call a calligraphy slant (anywhere from 45 to 90 degrees) to the subject, if you can. INDOOR glass cages are almost impossible to shoot a decent picture through (as I'm sure folks who have tried photographing the lions at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas have discovered lol), as there are reflections all over the place due to the overhead and exterior lights, as well as any open doorways down the halls in zoos. Haven't had much luck with those at all. I did get some decent ones of apes/monkeys in the San Diego Zoo, but that was only because the animals were quite far back from the barrier, so it was easier to focus on them (without the camera trying to look at the closest object all the time). I'll try to find some of those (I have about 20,000 photographs - 19,500 of which aren't worth posting lol - between 3 computers and numerous cd's, so it might take me awhile).

Ren: I believe your dragonfly is a male Fulvous Forest Skimmer (Neurothemis fulvia). The female doesn't look much like the male at all. The critters are found throughout Asia/India.


gossamer and golden - is it any wonder small children mistake these for fairies? : )
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Mar 23 2012 09:16 PM

No gossamer here, but a little bit of gold.

Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Mar 23 2012 10:03 PM

One gilded building deserves another:



You'll have to take my word that the domes are gilded, though.
Posted by: Vanya98

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Mar 24 2012 11:37 AM

The inside of one of those domes.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Mar 25 2012 09:28 AM

Which building is that, ertrum?



The Relic of St. Francis Xavier in the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa. The Basilica contains the mortal remains of the saint which are open for public viewing every ten years.
Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Mar 26 2012 08:38 PM

That was the Russian Orthodox church (cathedral?) in Geneva. The picture dates from late 1979 or early 1980.
Posted by: Chavs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Apr 16 2012 06:03 PM

Originally Posted By: ren33

No idea what this was , in my garden, either , but it follows on well!


I've never seen anything quite like it, it's beautiful! And a great shot.
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Apr 16 2012 07:27 PM

The ceiling art of the rotunda of the Capitol Building in Washington DC. The artwork is 'The apotheosis of Washington' painted by Italian artist Constantino Brumidi in 1865. The Capitol Building is a great place to visit even for non-US citizens. (The whole family loved Washington as tourists)

Posted by: Chavs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Apr 16 2012 07:28 PM

oops double posting and it won't let me delete...
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Apr 17 2012 02:09 PM

post removed because I'm apparently VERY overtired LOL
Posted by: AlexxSchneider

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Apr 20 2012 03:45 PM

In the Vatican City last summer:

Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Apr 20 2012 04:33 PM

Hi Alexxandra, very nice photo! I had a lot of trouble taking the photo above while looking straight up - somehow it seemed to affect my balance just enough to cause a camera tremor. I ended up sitting on the floor which I'm sure looked very strange. Is it just me or did you have this issue too? Obviously a tripod would solve this, but I rarely take one with me when in tourist mode, and certainly touring the Capitol Building, I wasn't going to take anything that could be taken out of context by the security people :-)
Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Apr 20 2012 08:34 PM

Here's another dome. This one's from Irakleon, Crete
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Apr 20 2012 09:14 PM

Very nice, ertrum!!
Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Apr 21 2012 12:22 AM

Thank 'ee!
Posted by: AlexxSchneider

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Apr 21 2012 11:38 AM

Mike, I don't remember any particular difficulty; I was mostly just snapping everywhere I could before I was swamped by the crowds! No, I did stop and be careful about it, but not too much.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Jun 03 2012 11:34 AM

Weird, the "chain" used to be one of our more busy threads. Don't let the absolute magnificence of the recent photos scare you away LOL. You can take any "thing" or any colour in the previous pic and run with it. I'm going for a "ceiling" of a different sort here. It's the stage decoration for the Cirque du Soleil production of "La Reve" at the Wynn in Las Vegas.


(photo taken on a cellphone, since they didn't allow "real" cameras lol)
Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Jun 04 2012 08:56 PM

Lovely colors, Jakeroo!
Here's a colorful silk scarf, painted for my wife by an artist in Seattle:

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jun 06 2012 10:53 AM

Here's a picture I painted a while ago...not up to the standard of the artist who did the scarf.

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jun 06 2012 04:05 PM

Very nice Ertrum. I watched a lady paint one of those "banners" (orchids were the subject) - an interesting process as she used dyes/alcohol/water/rock salts as opposed to silk paints/water.

Dot: once I got out my magnifying glass (lol) I discovered that your painting is very lovely indeed. Good heavens, don't be shy! Nice to see you posting : )
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jun 06 2012 04:35 PM

That's lovely Dot, wish I could do something like that.

Here's some motorcycle art


Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jun 06 2012 08:10 PM

Driven by a sweet little old lady from Pasadena, no doubt.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jun 07 2012 01:06 AM

Absolutely!
Posted by: sue943

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jun 07 2012 08:38 AM

Originally Posted By: ren33

No idea what this was , in my garden, either , but it follows on well!


I found one like it through Google

KAI FOOS RED DRAGONFLY

I will send you the link Sara, it was on a dental implant site! smile
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jun 07 2012 05:08 PM

Playing off the last entry in the chain itself, here's some more motorcycle art, but of a patriotic nature this time smile

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Jun 11 2012 10:17 AM

Thanks for the nice comments on my artwork! blush

Here's my hometown with the bunting out for the olympic torch relay. There was only one recognisable person and I've managed to 'lose' her completely in balloons!


Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Jun 11 2012 04:05 PM

From Dot's green balloons

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Jun 11 2012 04:35 PM

awwwwwwwwwwww : )
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jun 20 2012 03:25 PM

Boid's the woid....


It's a heron. I've never seen one with such a long neck before.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jun 20 2012 04:29 PM

Wow. I've never seen one with a neck that long either. Great picture.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jun 20 2012 04:41 PM

Carrying on with water birds

Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jun 20 2012 09:03 PM

There was a duck here just a second ago...

Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jun 21 2012 02:29 AM

Must have been grabbed by one of those giant pikes that lurk just beneath the surface.
Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jul 03 2012 08:38 PM

Fish, did you say? How about some nice, fresh, Alaskan salmon?

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jul 03 2012 09:30 PM

oh dear. Are they in NC temp water? You need to come on a fishing trip to the northern West Coast with us. There are 10 of us going in August, you and the wife would be more than welcome (don't bring food, we always have tooo much). I'd post a pic of my Chinook that qualified as a "Tyee" but I can't do that til someone fixes my puterthatdied.
Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jul 03 2012 10:00 PM

Jakeroo, those were in Alaska. I think that if they'd been in NC waters, they'd be parboiled before we caught them.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jul 04 2012 04:08 PM

Still on water - Scotney Castle and moat

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jul 04 2012 07:59 PM

ertrum: Whew! that's a relief (you're still invited though lol - nothing like cooked salmon caught that day!)

Christina: that's absolutely gorgeous!!
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jul 05 2012 01:52 AM

Thanks Jakeroo - it's a lovely place, almost impossible to take a bad picture of it
Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jul 05 2012 06:38 AM

Carrying on with the castle theme, a picture of Criccieth castle.

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jul 05 2012 07:23 PM

Dot: looks like a bit of a blustery day (said Eeyore), but nice capture. What are those white buildings in the lower left?
Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Jul 06 2012 06:05 PM

Jake, the white buildings are the houses in the street that lead up to the castle. You can see by the lamp posts that I had to raise the camera high to capture the castle. The castle itself is on a hill that sticks out to sea. A good vantage point to see enemy's coming.
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Jul 08 2012 04:34 PM

Another building atop a hill, this is St. Nicholas Chapel on Lantern Hill, Ilfracombe, North Devon.
I can't remember how windy it was on the day but the flag suggests that there was some. smile

Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Jul 28 2012 07:10 PM

More buildings on hills - Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Aug 06 2012 09:54 AM

Hills without buildings (these are in North Wales).
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Aug 07 2012 10:42 PM

Some "hills" in northern New Mexico by Shiprock near Colorado border.

Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Aug 08 2012 01:07 AM

Mt Temple from the Trans Canada Highway near Lake Louise.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Aug 11 2012 12:35 PM

Temple cats in Cyprus (temple being the connection)


Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Sep 04 2012 04:38 PM

Following on the cat theme

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Sep 08 2012 07:17 AM

Nice tigger pic Christina!

I see stripes, so here's some of a different colour ...


Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi)
Their stripes are actually dark brown, not black (despite how they might appear in this photo lol)
Posted by: Chavs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Sep 08 2012 02:13 PM

That's a fantastic photo, so striking and beautiful. I love it.

From animal patterns to patterned paper cranes.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Sep 08 2012 04:12 PM

Cranes are birds, and those from Chavs have a black and white pattern, so here's a black and white bird

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Oct 27 2012 08:39 AM

This bird was singing a beautiful song and allowed me to get very close to take this picture.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Nov 21 2012 06:47 AM

This guy didn't let me get too close.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Jan 12 2013 06:02 PM

Continuing the bird theme - a wise old owl

Posted by: ertrum

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Jan 12 2013 08:28 PM

How about a yellow fishing boat to go with his lovely yellow eyes?
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Jan 14 2013 05:50 AM

And here's another 'fishing machine'!



p.s. sorry for the reversion to birds :-)
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Jan 14 2013 01:48 PM

More (mainly) black and white - the Potzdamer Platz in Berlin at night. A spectacular sight!

Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Jan 14 2013 05:26 PM

Staying with almost black and white - little bird in branches after snow storm

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jan 15 2013 07:32 AM

This Thunderbolt has plenty of black and white on it, including the black and white stripes they
used on allied aircraft during and after D-Day to make it easier to distinguish between
friendly & enemy aircraft.

Posted by: Chavs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jan 15 2013 08:24 AM

Stripes on a hoverfly.




(I think this is Helophilus pendulus, nicknamed "The Footballer" by some because the stripes are reminiscent of a soccer kit, allegedly. I may have put this pic up in one of the monthly threads, can't recall now, but apologies for the repeat if so.)
Posted by: AlexxSchneider

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jan 15 2013 09:38 AM

Wow, Chavs!
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jan 15 2013 12:11 PM

Fabulous shot Chavs
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jan 15 2013 12:30 PM

Nice photo Chavs. (If you tilt your head to the left, the hoverfly looks like an alien carrying a large plate. smile )
Posted by: Chavs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jan 15 2013 12:50 PM

lol! It does too!

Gosh, thanks for those nice comments. There's a lot to be said for a lucky shot smile and the crop facility on MSpaint (and 50 out-takes lol!).
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Jan 18 2013 12:50 PM

Quote:
If you tilt your head to the left, the hoverfly looks like an alien carrying a large plate.


LOL! I had to look twice to see that! You have a very creative mind!
Posted by: Chavs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Jan 18 2013 03:20 PM

But does he have a picture of an alien? And if not, what will go next in the chain? (Unfortunately my alien snapshots are all on ye olde film and the scanner isn't working.)
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Jan 21 2013 05:16 PM

Well, these look like they could be an alien species

Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jan 22 2013 06:24 PM

Yes, they do! Uh, what are they? laugh
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jan 23 2013 06:42 PM

Is a 'creative mind' a polite way of saying a 'warped mind'?

I don't have any photos of actual aliens (though some odd looking people have crept into my pictures through the years, not all of them were me).
Christinap's photos looks like boxing hares to me. What they're made from is another matter. Or they could be aliens... smile
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jan 23 2013 07:11 PM

Loved these photos Chavs & Chris!
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Jan 24 2013 05:11 AM

Originally Posted By: ClaraSue
Yes, they do! Uh, what are they? laugh


They are boxing hares made out of wire. They're modern sculpture in an RHS garden near us.
Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Mar 05 2013 05:47 AM

More garden art. This is from Greenbay Botanical Gardens.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun May 26 2013 02:44 PM

Another dead tree made into a sculpture (not as useful as the bench though).

Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun May 26 2013 10:09 PM

Another dead tree - but this time "just" serving as habitat. In Hutton's Lagoon, Nagambie Lakes, central Victoria.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue May 28 2013 09:12 PM

More habitat

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Jun 18 2013 08:55 PM

I'm unable to see Dotb's post so continuing with Mike's theme.

Another lonely tree with hordes of tourists on either side at the Palace of Knossos, Crete.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Jul 27 2013 08:37 AM

Don't know why the link didn't work...it didn't even show as a link. I must be going senile!!


Here's another tree in a tourist place. Bodnant Gardens, North Wales.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Jul 28 2013 10:12 AM

More trees at another North Wales tourist attraction - Portmeirion.

Posted by: romeomikegolf

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Jul 28 2013 10:38 AM

Winter tree.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Aug 01 2013 02:40 PM

Winter sheep.


Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Aug 02 2013 08:21 PM

Where was the sheep pic taken, Dot? Is that "unexpected" snow? Are they wild?

Just curious, because here in Alberta, many (non-commercial) cattle ranchers breed their stock so that they give birth in January. Their theory is that the severe cold kills most germs and they don't have to load up the calves on unnecessary antibiotics. Just of the many reasons I prefer to purchase meat raised by locals I know, rather than foreign farm "factory" monopolies.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Aug 03 2013 05:07 PM

Summer sheep

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Fri Aug 09 2013 12:42 AM

A wolf but not the one in sheep's clothing.



Salzburg, Austria
Posted by: Dotb

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Aug 22 2013 05:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Jakeroo
Where was the sheep pic taken, Dot? Is that "unexpected" snow? Are they wild?

Just curious, because here in Alberta, many (non-commercial) cattle ranchers breed their stock so that they give birth in January. Their theory is that the severe cold kills most germs and they don't have to load up the calves on unnecessary antibiotics. Just of the many reasons I prefer to purchase meat raised by locals I know, rather than foreign farm "factory" monopolies.


The snow was in April. It's not unheard of for snow in April but it doesn't usually get as deep as this or last too long. These sheep are totally organic and don't have any chemicals at all. wink
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Sep 02 2013 05:18 PM

A close relation of the wolf

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Sep 08 2013 11:50 PM

Another furry friend.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sat Jan 25 2014 05:22 PM

Here's a black squirrel on my deck last September. If he's clever he's somewhere warm and dry right now!

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Wed Jan 29 2014 02:58 AM

From fur to feathers

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Tue Mar 11 2014 08:29 PM

Nice peacock.

And okay, where's Howie when we need him? lol
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Mar 13 2014 03:37 AM

Not a bird, but linking with their natural habitat.... (photo taken at Phillip Island, Victoria, last weekend)

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Thu Mar 13 2014 05:02 AM

That's a beautiful photo, Mike. I was at Phillip Island in January and I really liked the place.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Sun Mar 23 2014 07:12 AM

Another indigenous Australian animal - the echidna.



Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon May 26 2014 12:17 PM

Another spiky creature, this one carved from wood. Part of the Rhododendron Walk in the
grounds of Osbourne House on the Isle Of Wight. One of several, it gives details of some
of the animals than inhabit the grounds including red squirrels, now very rare in the UK.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon May 26 2014 04:03 PM

I like that a lot Mike, really cute. Here are some more carved creatures

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Mon Jun 09 2014 11:52 AM

It is possible that I posted this before, but a long time ago.

Carving of a swan overlooking the River Avon in Stratford, Ontario, taken when I was there in 2006.

Posted by: Chavs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Fri Jun 13 2014 04:39 PM

Birds and branches -- branches and birds...



That has a post-capture sepoa style filter added for extra spooky effect.
Posted by: CmdrK

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Fri Jun 13 2014 05:01 PM

Looks like you posted that one about 4 months too early, Chavs. smile
Posted by: Chavs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Sun Jun 15 2014 02:05 AM

laugh its always Halloween at my house.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Sun Jun 15 2014 11:39 AM

Love the carved swan, and Chavs, that is a great photo. Very Gothic, would grace the cover of any horror novel or look good on a film poster.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Sat Jul 26 2014 07:49 AM

More tiled roofs.



Dubrovnik, Croatia
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Fri Aug 15 2014 12:13 PM

An even loftier view. Very few tiled roofs in view, if any.



Manhattan from the Top of the Rock.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Mon Aug 18 2014 08:44 AM

Looking up from down.



St. Lawrence Church, Karkal, Karnataka
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Tue Sep 16 2014 08:42 PM

Poland is full of churches so here's another one.



Warsaw, Poland
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Wed Sep 17 2014 04:43 PM

The tower of St. Michael's church on Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, England. The rest of the
church was torn down in 1539 by Henry VIII, angry because he failed to get tickets to see his
favoUrite minstrels who were performing at Ye Olde Glastonbury Festival.
Something like that anyway...


Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Wed Sep 17 2014 04:56 PM

That's a lovely picture of the Tor, Martin - lots of gloaming to roam in. smile
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Wed Sep 17 2014 06:52 PM

Thank you. No roaming took place and I didn't try to get to the top of the tor either. For one thing the sun was very low in the sky, sunset not far away plus I was on my motorbike and climbing up there in leather jacket, trousers and boots was not an option. Did it once before, never again! smirk
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Fri Sep 19 2014 09:40 PM

Wow. Zorba: did you manage to capture a semblance of the Sword of Gabriel along with your picture of the church? : )
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Sun Sep 21 2014 12:46 AM

Thanks, Jake. I got lucky. smile
Posted by: martin_cube

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Sun Sep 28 2014 03:48 PM

Originally Posted By: martin_cube
the sun was very low in the sky, sunset not far away


Ah, the very definition of 'gloaming' I see. I'd always thought that gloaming was another name for heather or undergrowth, that kind of thing. We live and learn. smile
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Sat Nov 22 2014 09:08 AM




French cemetery, Pondicherry
Posted by: Chavs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Tue Jan 06 2015 05:03 PM



Irish cemetery, looking through the gate.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Sat Jan 17 2015 09:34 AM

I've taken a similar photo, Chavs. smile



The Jewish cemetery inside the Jewish quarter at Krakow, Poland.
Posted by: Chavs

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Tue Jun 02 2015 02:30 PM

That is very similar! smile

Some British WW2 medals -- it was the star that initially made me link the two pics but I of course they are linked in other ways...

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Tue Sep 29 2015 06:28 PM

no posts since June? oh dear..
Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Thu Oct 01 2015 08:05 AM

So feel free to post some.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Thu Oct 01 2015 11:01 AM

LOL.
Just trying to give a nudge. The whole photo section (not just this thread) needs more participation. And it's a fun thread, so the more the merrier smile
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo Chain 2 - Only one entry a week please. - Sun Oct 04 2015 08:07 AM



Train lines bringing people into the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Visiting this place was a highly emotional experience, even for someone like me who has no personal connection with the events of WW2 as such. It's one thing to read about the Holocaust and these camps in the history books or accounts of the survivors and a completely different one to stand inside a gas chamber or walk around the camps and see the ruins of the buildings. It's absolutely unimaginable what human beings are capable of doing to one another.