Dear friends and watchersDear friends.More Like This
There are still a few days to the end of the year. But I'm turning the calendar before. From December on I will be on vacation. And I hope I'll return again in late January (a new year!). Surely I'll miss each of you.
Thank you to everyone. My year of 2014 was very good !!! You taught me many things. My learning was infinitely full of wealth and I do not have the perfect words to express my gratitude.
I hope next year will be illuminated for everyone. I wish you wonderful holidays. I hope to continue seeing your beautiful work. 'Till next year!
VintageMore Like This
Humans Last Landed On The Moon 42 Years Ago Today ( yesterday)
by Elizabeth Howell
Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan with the lunar rover in December 1972, in the moon’s Taurus-Littrow valley. Credit: NASA
For a brief period in the 1960s and 1970s, 12 people ventured all the way to the surface of the Moon. The accomplishment at the time was hailed as a political victory over the Soviet Union, but as decades have passed the landings have taken on more symbolic meaning with NASA — a time of optimism, of science and of the American spirit.
The last lunar landing was Apollo 17, which took place on Dec. 11, 1972. Commander Eugene Cernan and lunar module pilot Harrison Schmitt did three moonwalks in the Taurus-Littrow valley, scoping out the highlands to try to get a geologic sense of the area. Among their more memorable findings are orange soil. You
WOW...MY FIRST DD!!! I'M VERY HAPPY!I RECEIVED MY FIRST DD TODAYMore Like This
The lovely Svenja, aka mercurycode,
nominated my "texture 28" for a DD
and it was accepted by the wonderful Erin, aka PirateLotus-Stock,
I thank you both, It was very uplifting especially at the end of a work week!
Thank you for the ongoing support, favs and comments
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FUORISTRADA4x4More Like This
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Artistic Nude by voxhunden
Last Fall featureFound more beautiesMore Like This
that I want to feature
but first a note:
Just uploaded my last of Fall captures in my town
well some of the many I took
and Winter photos will be flowing in next
sitting waiting in STASH
Yes its Winter here
We had snow before Halloween
then left again then came and went
YoYo weather yes
but now Winter is here to stay
and guess what
We've had about 5 days of cold now -20C and colder nights
Ss frost is now growing in my front door window
again this year, it happened so fast
they started with tiny little baby weeds
now into fern looking one, to some
already growing into trees
its just amazing to see how it grows daily
as the cold remains
So I will be submitting a bunch of photos at a time
for now so I can submit a few new frost photos
before I leave for my Holiday
ENJOY SOME OF MY LATEST FALL FAVES
Delicate delightsEven as a young child, butterflies fascinated me. Please take a moment to enjoy these images from my favourites with me.More Like This
Thanks to all these amazing photographers who shared these images.
A Gifted Talent XXXV...MarkDear friends of the arts please allow me to introduce to you Mark and his digitally abstract impressionistic art. Some of you may already know of Mark's work but for those of you who don't…do take the time to visit his gallery. A rewarding trip I'm sure you'll find it to be.More Like This
I am not qualified to go into the techniques of Mark's creative process. I can only judge my opinions based on how the art affects me emotionally upon viewing. Does it strike emotional chords within me? Sincerely he art does. Time and again.
I find his work to be mainly impressionistic abstract in nature. There is another whole world going on deep inside the literal, yet subtle, subjects he creates. His work is precise, intelligent and designed with a seemingly conceptional purpose in mind. Each viewer can and will take away their very own interpretation of the world he digitally paints using color, texture and brush stroke as the tools to transport us from commonly used harsh lines to a softer impressionisti
Okay, now that was a weird meeting...Oh, hey! You're new around, eh? I'm Alexandros, but you can call me Alex. Just passing by? Okay. You don't look much like a Hunter. No, don't worry, I understand. No need to tell me where you're going. I know rogues tend to be a little secretive about their lives. I was like that, before I joined Air Empire... What? No, usually I don't mind talking about my own life, not anymore. Why?More Like This
… Oh, yes... The leg. Of course.
No, it's okay. I understand you're curious, mr. Lion. I don't mind telling you, but pay attention because I won't repeat. My day's training is over, and if you try to attack me my mentor and a few other cats, including a very large liger, are just behind those bushes. Yeah, you can see them now. No, don't worry. I'm in the mood for a talk. And... I think you don't wanna attack me...
Anyways, it happened a few months ago. When the floods begun, most cats didn't really worry – at least, not many cubs and apprentices. I personally only took the waters seriously w
:: on the busI guess it all started with this photograph I took in spring 2013.More Like This
I found it quite interesting to combine advertisement and especially its fragments with commuting Londoners.
Or short phrases that would somehow explain the mood or perhaps complement a particular stranger. I said to myself "challenge accepted"
I decided to shoot the whole series on black and white film or when shot on digital convert into BW. I know someone might say London buses are red and it would
look better in colour, but I believe that going colour way would be a bit vulgar and distracting. I still believe that black and white is more sexy and gives us an opportunity to see things behind and focus better on subject and importance of particular theme
Most of the time I use my fd 80-200mm/f4 on my AE-1 or 50mm on D7k. It helps me to get better composition