Photo Credit: Basheer Sheick-Yousif on 1x.com
The Earth does not belong to us; we belong to the Earth. ~ Unknown
Photo source: 1x.com
By: Carlos Barriuso
LOL… Actually, this was my Victim-of-the-Day for my Project 365 (technically 366) – a photo a day for a year. My project is now up to date, so please check out the new photos added. Captured a brilliant photo of the Sandia Mountains yesterday.
The story on this one… I met my friend Lyn, a professional dog groomer, at the store she is going to move her business into. The current business, which is some sort of sewing shop, obviously has not yet moved out all their equipment and supplies. I glance to the right, see a very large full-body mirror and a half-body dress form mannequin. I could not resist the urge to have some fun. This photo is more PG-13… I have some others that would border more on an R rating… Shop Name: Completely Gone to the Dogs; Location: Tramway and San Rafael, Albuquerque NM.
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Source: Regularman on Smugmug
I just updated my Project 365 | 2012 post with a weeks worth of photos. I have been house and dog sitting since last week and just now returned home to process my photos. Even though I had my laptop, I prefer doing all my photo work on my desktop since I have it set up for raw photography work. Please check out my new additions.
Here is one photo, though, of my “special little guy.” This is my dog “Dork.” Yes, I call him Dork. Why? Because he’s a dork! Born completely deaf and blind in his left eye (known as a “lethal white” Aussie), he’ll just kinda bounce around, happy as can be, and occasionally bump into a corner – or me. Then he kind of looks at what he ran into like, “Where’d that come from???” Then move on his merry ol’ way. More…
This was sitting outside my office today. So it became my Project 365 Victim-of-the-Day photo.
I have decided to do a Project 365 this year. Well, technically this year it is a Project 366. What is a Project 365 (aka Photo 365)? Take one photo a day for a consecutive three hundred and sixty five days of the year. Many people choose to have a theme or topic, but I have decided to go easy on myself this first year and have no specific topic.
There is only one word to describe this… WOW!!!!
Treading deep underground, Sven Fennema explores the realm of the dead – a place where people were buried long ago. The labyrinthine tunnels of an old, abandoned crypt lie before him, full of mementos, grave plates, and the traces left by those who loved and came to pay their respects to the deceased.
Source: Environmental graffiti
I just returned home from a business/vacation trip to Seattle WA. While there, I took a side trip to do some whale watching off of the San Juan Islands near Anacortes WA. I had to catch the ferry in Anacortes, and while en route, I passed the Shell Oil Refinery (owned by Tesoro Corp). It was a horrible eye-sore… belching pollutants in the air, and who knows what else into the surrounding waters. The steel tower monoliths all lit up pointing to the sky paying homage to mans dependency upon oil. The crude containers all in line like sentinels protecting the block gold they held.
While out on the waters, I was blessed to watch the Orca’s and the porpoises playing, leaping out of the waters, and simply just being the magnificent creatures that they are. Sea Lions laid on the rocks in herds (or is it called a “raft”?). Witnessed a Bald Eagle eating a delicious lunch of fish caught from the bay, to be joined by a juvenile Bald Eagle. The Harbor Seals curiously watching us “oh-ing and aw-ing”, snapping thousands of pictures. The water fowl soaring ever so gracefully just inches above the water in search of their next bite of food. To me, I was in natures Nirvana. (Please see my pictures below.)
I have always loved wildlife and supported many environmental groups. But it was not until I actually was able to experience the wildlife that was I truly able to absorb the reality of our dependence upon oil while driving by the Anacortes refinery.
We have put man on the moon. At each of our fingertips, we have access to the world via the internet. Anyone can carry a cell phone and call, or text, anyone else from most places at any time. We have a space station where we can (well, used to) fly men in and out of with a reusable space craft known as the space shuttle.
Yet why can we not use alternative clean energy? I have a hard time believing that our technology is incapable of creating an inexpensive engine for our cars which does not require petro to run. Are we that bound to those with the money and power that our wildlife is left to suffer and eventually die off? Yes, I drive a mini-van which gets about 20 mpg simply because I haul my dogs for agility. I feel as though I am a hypocrite driving this gas-guzzling vehicle – but yet I have no option. There are more fuel-efficient autos around, but they are priced out of my budget, yet they still function on unclean energy resources – just not as badly (like that really helps ease the pain). People like the Koch Brothers, the oil companies, and that genre need to stop running our country from “behind the curtain.” It is with their power and wealth they control what is designed and invented. We have the technology to create vehicles powered with alternative clean energy, but if we do so, these power and money rich companies will stand to lose all they have built.
And in the meantime, our environment and wildlife loses all they have built. Remember, these creatures below all share the same waters as the refinery in Anacortes WA.
What a better way to catch a glimpse of Disneyland Paris but through Tilt Shift??? “Tilt-shift photography” refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene. Sometimes the term is used when the shallow depth of field is simulated with digital post processing; the name may derive from the tilt-shift lens normally required when the effect is produced optically.
Official Disneyland Paris Link : youtube.com/watch?v=WhieInBgTq8
Could there is a better way to illustrate the tilt-shift technique but by photographing a theme park ?
With its various settings, numerous parades and constant excitement, Disneyland Paris was only waiting for the Audiovisual Service to meet a team willing to apply the tilt-shift technique and reduce the park to its original model look.
Director, Céranne Gantzer
Director of photography , Daniel Meyer and Christian Van Hanja
Quel sujet pouvait aussi bien se prêter à la technique du tilt-shift qu’un parc d’attractions?
Avec sa variété de décors, ses nombreuses parades et sa constante animation, Disneyland Paris n’attendait plus qu’une envie commune entre le service Audiovisuel du parc et une équipe désireuse d’exploiter la technique du tilt-shift pour être réduit à l’échelle d’une maquette.
Réalisateur, Céranne Gantzer
Directeurs photo, Daniel Meyer et Christian Van Hanja
For several days now, Albuquerque has been blanketed with a thick layer of smoke originating from the massive fires in Arizona. The city has been on health alert, and hospitals have seen a jump in respiratory-related visits. The smell of burning wood is much like the smell of a campfire and has permeated our both sinuses and homes. The ash is leaving a light layer both inside and out. Normally, the visibility is literally as far as ones eyes can see – which is to the horizon depending upon the view. For the past few days, the visibility has dropped to 3 miles and under. The magnificent Sandia Mountains which border the east end of our city, have completely disappeared under the layer of smoke.
Amidst all the health problems arising from the smoke, the light filtering has created some magnificent photo opportunities. Please remember that in all these pictures, there are no clouds in the sky – which is normal for Albuquerque. All that you see is smoke…
The first picture was taken by me from my backyard tonight at approximately 7:15 PM. The sun was not due to set until 8:20. I did not use any filters, no special settings, nor was this touched up in Photoshop. The red coloring is from the smoke layer filtering out certain color wavelengths. Which is also the reason for the various colors in the rest of the images. The video above was also taken at the same time, same place.
Nature is so beautiful…