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Post 1

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

FWR says:

No comment on the photography.

Out and about at Martin Mere bird sanctuary. Hundreds of shots of birds obviously, but when you are on a jaunt with your camera, try looking away from your main subject.

These simple low steps and the wooden uprights in the background offered a nice photo against the plain sky. A low point of view gives an exaggerated sense of height and the high contrast adds a little mystery….and not a bird in sight!

bobstafford:

Very dramatic image the broken pillars and the plants on the steps suggest antiquity. It is an impressively dramatic shot.

The hint of trees at the top of the steps draws the eye into the image, and gives a wonderful feeling of depth.


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Post 2

paulh. reality is a sandwich I did not order

The photo reminds me of the steps that lead up from the basement of the house I grew up in. The place is kind of a downer, and the idea of becoming liberated from it just by climbing some steps is a happy one. smiley - smiley

I won't mention cellar door or Tolkien.


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Post 3

cactuscafe

Spooky sounding basement, paulh. Interesting though. I like your image of steps or stairs liberating one from a room..

Another fine monochrome magic pic from the FWR, love the pillars at the top.

Good plan, what you said, about if out with a camera, check out what's happening around the edges of the intended main subject. I think that's what you said. smiley - rofl It was good what you said. Will check inna min. If I hit the back button on my phone I often lose my posting and all me thought threads and bits and pieces.


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Post 4

paulh. reality is a sandwich I did not order

Our basement had some pretty spooky stuff. The piano was old and decrepit before we even got it. The ivories gradually came off, which didn't matter because all the notes were way out of tune, if they played at all. I would sometimes have nightmares about evil things hiding inside the piano.


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Post 5

FWR

Strange that the only Post photo of stairs\steps taken in the open air make you think of enclosed spaces?


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Post 6

paulh. reality is a sandwich I did not order

Good point. smiley - smiley


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Post 7

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

This is a fascinating image - constructed steps that also seem organic, with the vegetation creeping on to the edges and the wooden uprights recalling the trees they came from. Fascinating geometric vignette in the sky, too.

"when you are on a jaunt with your camera, try looking away from your main subject."

smiley - ok


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Post 8

FWR

Thanks Sasha


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Post 9

paulh. reality is a sandwich I did not order

I was supposed to have a main subject? smiley - blushsmiley - doh


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Post 10

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

Behold, the old temple ruins!

(in case of new temple ruins I would sue the builder for bad workmanship)

Ominous.


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Post 11

cactuscafe

Behold indeed!!

smiley - coffee

I do love this, about looking away from the main subject. Hah yes! Mysterious details of each passing moment.

I suppose the main subject can sometimes move away just at the moment of shutter click.

Where did that ancient tavern go? It was there a minute a go. In fact its been there since Tudor times.

No, I mean a bus smiley - bus or a birdie fly away or something.


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Post 12

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Yes, birdie fly away at shutter click happens to me rather often (but that adds to the excitement when I do manage to click before fly away, like when I saw a Reed Warbler A87927835smiley - ok)

Looking away from the main subject is helpful then, so I at least end up with some photos of proper scenery as well as photos of random sticks! smiley - laugh


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Post 13

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

The other night, I tried to photograph the moon, but by the time I got the tripod in place, it disappeared behind some clouds.

I fussed at it. 'The birds do that, the bunnies do that, but you?' smiley - moon


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Post 14

FWR

Unlike the birds and bunnies, I'm sure the moon will be in roughly the same place tonight mate!


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Post 15

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

True. smiley - rofl


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Post 16

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

Give or take a few thousand miles...

I suppose the bird you saw yesterday is likely to be closer to that same spot today than the moon would be. It is just that there is so much stuff obstructing your view.


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Post 17

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

The world is so relative. smiley - laugh


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Post 18

paulh. reality is a sandwich I did not order

Letting go of distraction is the path to enlightenment, according to some Zen wisdom. On the other hand what might seem like distraction at first might turn out to be a signpost for the path you need to follow.


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Post 19

bobstafford

I think this an excellent post apocalypse image


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Post 20

paulh. reality is a sandwich I did not order

That may be. No one ever think about pre-apocalypse images, just post-apocalypse ones smiley - flustered.


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