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    Beautiful Image! I also enjoy taking photos of classic stone structures. Your B/W image gives a sense of historical depths to it. Best regards, Leica 77
    Thanks L 77!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
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    I also find the contrast intriguing, and I miss Mitch' work here. Differences like that is probably mostly due to the fact that we see differently. Although I see lots of dark sides as well, and sometimes involve myself far beyond my abilities, my camera seems to be looking for the bright spots, something to base a life upon.

    What impresses me most, not only here in Southeast Asia, but anywhere in the world, are people who are happy with what they have. I come from a nation that used to have very little, a people who travelled to find more, as vikings, as merchant sailors and as tourists. Then, they found oil in the North Sea, and now Norwegians have anything money can buy. We did lose one thing though, on that way to riches: Ourselves. Not completely of course, but too much...

    Edit: Oh, and btw. David, most of the photos that I post now are many months old. Too much boring, and sometimes frustrating, work lately. I need to get out more. Correction: I need to get out

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    Hello Jorgen,

    I celebrate with you the joy of being able to see the world through our photographic (digital imaging) eyes. Your underlying philosophical views of the world are certainly well reflected in your beautiful images. As a younger person myself decades ago, I stayed in or traveling to some of the (financially) poorest places on our planet through funding from government sources. Even to this day, I still remember vividly some of the happiest smiles and faces among the people, especially children, in these places. Like you, I also "look for the bright spots, something to base a life upon." Best regards, Leica 77

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    David and Terry,
    I also find the contrast intriguing, and I miss Mitch' work here. Differences like that is probably mostly due to the fact that we see differently. Although I see lots of dark sides as well, and sometimes involve myself far beyond my abilities, my camera seems to be looking for the bright spots, something to base a life upon.

    What impresses me most, not only here in Southeast Asia, but anywhere in the world, are people who are happy with what they have. I come from a nation that used to have very little, a people who travelled to find more, as vikings, as merchant sailors and as tourists. Then, they found oil in the North Sea, and now Norwegians have anything money can buy. We did lose one thing though, on that way to riches: Ourselves. Not completely of course, but too much...

    Edit: Oh, and btw. David, most of the photos that I post now are many months old. Too much boring, and sometimes frustrating, work lately. I need to get out more. Correction: I need to get out

    I have a few plans though
    I'm not sure how much of this has to do with your Viking background nor do I see it the way Terry does, half full/half empty. We both know Mitch's BKK is equally as real as yours and that dark side certainly exists, its not fabricated. Personally, I reached that point of disconnect with the people and the place in my last year there and started seeing things his way; so I left.

    Hope you get through your frustrations fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    David and Terry,
    I also find the contrast intriguing, and I miss Mitch' work here. Differences like that is probably mostly due to the fact that we see differently. Although I see lots of dark sides as well, and sometimes involve myself far beyond my abilities, my camera seems to be looking for the bright spots, something to base a life upon.

    What impresses me most, not only here in Southeast Asia, but anywhere in the world, are people who are happy with what they have. I come from a nation that used to have very little, a people who travelled to find more, as vikings, as merchant sailors and as tourists. Then, they found oil in the North Sea, and now Norwegians have anything money can buy. We did lose one thing though, on that way to riches: Ourselves. Not completely of course, but too much...

    Edit: Oh, and btw. David, most of the photos that I post now are many months old. Too much boring, and sometimes frustrating, work lately. I need to get out more. Correction: I need to get out

    I have a few plans though
    Simple and profound, Jorgen. I agree, I miss Mitch's work here too, but as much as I enjoy it, I find your images more appealing for just the reasons you find to take them.

    You comments about Norway ring so true. My father was born and raised on an American Indian reservation, where poverty was universal, but simply accepted as a fact of life, not an oppression. This past weekend, I went with my father to a gathering in the small community where he was born. He had written down some memories to be shared at the event, as was to be honored. I was struck at how, in may ways, very little has changed in the 40 years since I last spent any time there. The temptation is strong in a place like that to agree that Thoreau was right when he opined that 'most men lead lives of quiet desperation.' But as the afternoon became evening, and I observed the people around me, I started to realize that in this case at least, he couldn't have been more wrong. The people around me were happy. They have little, but don't lack for anything that matters. I honestly felt shame at how often I bemoan my lack of this or that, etc. For years, my father had a quote posted on the wall near his telephone. It reads: "Happiness doesn't come from having what you want, it comes from wanting what you have." It's a code engraved in his very being, and it's taken me nearly 60 years to really understand it beyond an intellectual level.

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    Simple and profound, Jorgen. I agree, I miss Mitch's work here too, but as much as I enjoy it, I find your images more appealing for just the reasons you find to take them.

    You comments about Norway ring so true. My father was born and raised on an American Indian reservation, where poverty was universal, but simply accepted as a fact of life, not an oppression. This past weekend, I went with my father to a gathering in the small community where he was born. He had written down some memories to be shared at the event, as was to be honored. I was struck at how, in may ways, very little has changed in the 40 years since I last spent any time there. The temptation is strong in a place like that to agree that Thoreau was right when he opined that 'most men lead lives of quiet desperation.' But as the afternoon became evening, and I observed the people around me, I started to realize that in this case at least, he couldn't have been more wrong. The people around me were happy. They have little, but don't lack for anything that matters. I honestly felt shame at how often I bemoan my lack of this or that, etc. For years, my father had a quote posted on the wall near his telephone. It reads: "Happiness doesn't come from having what you want, it comes from wanting what you have." It's a code engraved in his very being, and it's taken me nearly 60 years to really understand it beyond an intellectual level.
    Hello Lloyd and Jorgen,

    "Happiness doesn't come from having what you want, it comes from wanting what you have." It is such a profound statement. I will share this with many of my friends. Best regards, Leica 77

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    So much wisdom here, and so many interesting views. This forum has really attracted a group of exceptional people

    Last one for today, from Macau:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    So much wisdom here, and so many interesting views. This forum has really attracted a group of exceptional people

    Last one for today, from Macau:

    D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 50mm and f/5.6

    That is an astounding image, Jorgen. One of your very best.

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    Simple and profound, Jorgen. I agree, I miss Mitch's work here too, but as much as I enjoy it, I find your images more appealing for just the reasons you find to take them.

    You comments about Norway ring so true. My father was born and raised on an American Indian reservation, where poverty was universal, but simply accepted as a fact of life, not an oppression. This past weekend, I went with my father to a gathering in the small community where he was born. He had written down some memories to be shared at the event, as was to be honored. I was struck at how, in may ways, very little has changed in the 40 years since I last spent any time there. The temptation is strong in a place like that to agree that Thoreau was right when he opined that 'most men lead lives of quiet desperation.' But as the afternoon became evening, and I observed the people around me, I started to realize that in this case at least, he couldn't have been more wrong. The people around me were happy. They have little, but don't lack for anything that matters. I honestly felt shame at how often I bemoan my lack of this or that, etc. For years, my father had a quote posted on the wall near his telephone. It reads: "Happiness doesn't come from having what you want, it comes from wanting what you have." It's a code engraved in his very being, and it's taken me nearly 60 years to really understand it beyond an intellectual level.
    Lloyd this is very interesting to me after just spending 4 days driving through Navajo country. I was (actually still am) really confused in trying to understand certain aspects of their lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    S It reads: "Happiness doesn't come from having what you want, it comes from wanting what you have." It's a code engraved in his very being, and it's taken me nearly 60 years to really understand it beyond an intellectual level.
    Very true, as is "Be careful what you wish for, you might get it!". Been there too...

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    Remind me never to play Pinnacle with you Jorgen, you hold too many trumps!

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    That is an astounding image, Jorgen. One of your very best.
    Love the depth in this image!! Well done!
    There are actually two crossings in this image.

    I also agree with everyone here. I think our more civilized society is intrigued with the more simpler rural lifestyle of these cultures which have a much harder daily life but they still enjoy their life and are usually more happy than people in our more modern and complicated society. Material things and money don't bring eternal happiness, except maybe new camera equipment.

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    That is an astounding image, Jorgen. One of your very best.
    Hello Jorgen and Lloyd,

    It is like Cartier Bresson's work, capturing the "Decisive Moment". The place is Macau -- where the East met the West when the Portuguese arrived there several hundred years ago. Best regards, Leica 77

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    Thank you all for your kind words. I'm very grateful for the positive reactions to this one in particular. It did indeed take time to wait for the right combination of people and activity to be happening at the same time, avoiding the constant flow of cars and buses on the busy street between me and the photograph. So much so that I doubted strongly that I managed to capture the spirit of the moment, until yesterday, seven months later, when I looked at the it for the first time since my trip to Macau.

    Macau is a fascinating place indeed, and very photogenic. The challenge is to see beyond the obvious, the colourful casinos, the Portugese churches and the Chinese food stalls. Somebody has said something like "East is east and west is west, and the two shall never meet... except in Macau". It is unique indeed, from a cultural as well as from a religious or culinary point of view.

    My plan is to go back there in November, for the Macau Grand Prix, yet another special Macau tradition. Casinos and street races, hmmm... they do that somewhere in Europe as well, don't they Nah, probably just a bleak copy
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    East meets west

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    East meets west

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    Culture Clash, for sure.

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    Another shot from last weekend's triathlon. These teenagers were working it hard (and not sitting at home playing video games, which impresses me)!

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    Excellent composition, Lloyd. There almost a religious atmosphere present, the way he sacrifices himself for the sport.

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    Yes, I agree with Jorgen here -- there is a very certain personality it takes to do these sorts of things I think...
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    Thank you Jorgen and Stuart. Much appreciated. I'm usually racing, but was injured in a bike crash in early May, and am still on the mend. My wife is an accomplished triathlete, with 10 Ironman finishes. Here's a shot from the same race as above. She finished first woman overall, and fourth overall including the men. She'd never done anything athletic until about 15 years ago, when she started running with me. She couldn't even swim at all. Now she's one of the top female triathletes in the state. Yes, it takes a special kind of person... not bad for a grandmother, eh?

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    Thank you Jorgen and Stuart. Much appreciated. I'm usually racing, but was injured in a bike crash in early May, and am still on the mend. My wife is an accomplished triathlete, with 10 Ironman finishes. Here's a shot from the same race as above. She finished first woman overall, and fourth overall including the men. She'd never done anything athletic until about 15 years ago, when she started running with me. She couldn't even swim at all. Now she's one of the top female triathletes in the state. Yes, it takes a special kind of person... not bad for a grandmother, eh?

    On the run:
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    With her trophy:
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    Hello Lloyd,

    Congratulations to you and your wife for being so athletic. It is really healthy to do sports -- we can stay healthy and youthful. Best regards, Leica 77

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    Hello Lloyd,

    Congratulations to you and your wife for being so athletic. It is really healthy to do sports -- we can stay healthy and youthful. Best regards, Leica 77
    Thanks Leica 77. She's certainly forcing me to stay young to try and keep up with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Thank you Jorgen and Stuart. Much appreciated. I'm usually racing, but was injured in a bike crash in early May, and am still on the mend. My wife is an accomplished triathlete, with 10 Ironman finishes. Here's a shot from the same race as above. She finished first woman overall, and fourth overall including the men. She'd never done anything athletic until about 15 years ago, when she started running with me. She couldn't even swim at all. Now she's one of the top female triathletes in the state. Yes, it takes a special kind of person... not bad for a grandmother, eh?
    I'm speechless. My own physical activities are in a sad state
    Time to do something about it I suppose. I think I have an idea

    Here's a photo anyway:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I'm speechless. My own physical activities are in a sad state
    Time to do something about it I suppose. I think I have an idea

    Here's a photo anyway:

    D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 38mm and f/4.5

    Beautiful image, Jorgen. I love the depth of this one.

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    Hello Jorgen,
    Your alley shot is wonderful. I enjoy walking into little alleys, especially in Asia, to explore the hidden wealth of people's cultures. It can be scary at times and I usually go with somebody who knows the area. Most recently, I explored some of the little alleys in old Shanghai. With the rapid modernization and urbanization, I was informed that many of these alleys would be fast dissappearing there. Best regards, Leica 77

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leica 77 View Post
    Hello Jorgen,
    Your alley shot is wonderful. I enjoy walking into little alleys, especially in Asia, to explore the hidden wealth of people's cultures. It can be scary at times and I usually go with somebody who knows the area. Most recently, I explored some of the little alleys in old Shanghai. With the rapid modernization and urbanization, I was informed that many of these alleys would be fast dissappearing there. Best regards, Leica 77
    One of my favourite places to go in Asian cities as well. You walk in through a narrow gate, and suddenly, a whole new world opens up. The most fascinating ones I've seen so far are those in Hanoi. They are deep, dark and very narrow, and somewhere in there, people live their lives.

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    the scapes are scapin'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    the scapes are scapin'!
    Hello TRSmith,
    Great B/W Image! Indeed, the scapes are scapin'!!! Best regards, Leica 77

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    the scapes are scapin'!
    Very elegant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Thank you Jorgen and Stuart. Much appreciated. I'm usually racing, but was injured in a bike crash in early May, and am still on the mend. My wife is an accomplished triathlete, with 10 Ironman finishes. Here's a shot from the same race as above. She finished first woman overall, and fourth overall including the men.
    Congrats to the winner! Really like your runner shot Lloyd!

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    Fun Pictures with Nikon. Alley and Street Scape images from Macau. According to Jorgen, ... "somewhere in there, people live their lives." Thank you for looking. Leica 77

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    the scapes are scapin'!
    Some sensuous about this one...

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    Fun Pictures with Nikon. Alley and Street Scape images from Shangahi. According to Jorgen, ... "somewhere in there, people live their lives." Thank you for looking. Leica 77

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    Thanks to everyone for your comments on the scapes. Pleased that you like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leica 77 View Post
    Fun Pictures with Nikon. Alley and Street Scape images from Shangahi. According to Jorgen, ... "somewhere in there, people live their lives." Thank you for looking. Leica 77
    Wonderful stuff L77! I especially like the shot of the two women. Very nice sense of place and natural expressions. This site is great for letting me see parts of the world I may never get to in person.

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    Hello TRSmith,
    Many thanks for your kind feedback! Likewise, I get to see images from around the world that I may never get to visit. It is a lot of fun seeing so many images from Asia, Europe, North America, etc. etc. etc. Best regards, Leica 77

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    Very nice photos L77, and I agree about the two women; great pose and just the right kind of background

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    Hello Jorgen,
    Many thanks for your kind comments. Let us explore more deeper parts of the world through our photographi eyes. Best regards, Leica 77

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    Only now, I realise that I haven't really been through the photos from Macau until now. Here's another one, the Grand Lisboa, a building that never stops fascinating. I'm not even sure if it's pretty or ugly, it's just completely off...

    D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 17mm, f/2.8 and 1/6s handheld


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    Oh, and your transport home, after you've won trillions at the casino

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    Grand Lisboa is a gorgeous image Jorgen!
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    Thank you Jack. Much appreciated

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    Tried my hand at color .... very difficult ... I have a new found appreciation for
    the processing that goes into these images here in this thread.... the black and white ... usually I just thrash the file ... trying to get a really nice black and white conversion is very challenging .....

    I think these were shot with the 50 1/4 G ... The previous shot of the army boy I used the AF Nikkor 24 - 120 mm 3.5
    which seems to work just fine on the D700 ...
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    Oh, and your transport home, after you've won trillions at the casino

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    Great series, Jorgen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiroKuro View Post
    Tried my hand at color .... very difficult ... I have a new found appreciation for
    the processing that goes into these images here in this thread.... the black and white ... usually I just thrash the file ... trying to get a really nice black and white conversion is very challenging .....

    I think these were shot with the 50 1/4 G ... The previous shot of the army boy I used the AF Nikkor 24 - 120 mm 3.5
    which seems to work just fine on the D700 ...
    Well Charley,
    I have Always takin a Liking to your Processing
    be it w/ Ricoh Or Nikon
    You've got a Style All your Own
    with lots of Edge & Grit
    something I Aspire to achieve in some of my NY life pixs

    To me it adds more Glam & Atmosphere to your Japan / Hawaii Lifestyle

    Cheers -H

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiroKuro View Post
    Tried my hand at color .... very difficult ... I have a new found appreciation for
    the processing that goes into these images here in this thread.... the black and white ... usually I just thrash the file ... trying to get a really nice black and white conversion is very challenging .....

    I think these were shot with the 50 1/4 G ... The previous shot of the army boy I used the AF Nikkor 24 - 120 mm 3.5
    which seems to work just fine on the D700 ...
    Number two is interesting. Your b&w conversion gives an excellent feeling of three dimensions.

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    I can't seem to get this building off my mind, so here's yet another view

    D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 29mm and f/2.8


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I can't seem to get this building off my mind, so here's yet another view

    D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 29mm and f/2.8

    Hello Jorgen,
    This "Narrow View" with the Grand Lisboa in the far background really captures the old/new ambience of Macau. These narrow streets in Macau are fabulous with Portuguese street names, Chinese antique stores, tea houses, modern boutiques, etc. etc. etc. Best regards, Leica 77

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    Glad you like the style Helen ; )
    Just trying to have more control and propose for the high contrast in the images .. and not doing it just for the sake of effect if you get my meaning ... contrast for the sake of contrast ...I love this style and hope to perfect it in the Darkroom and in my digital prints ... thanks for your constant encouragement ....
    Jorgen ... I was surprised at your comment about the second photograph ... I really put some effort into this one using the history brush and selective sharpening and softening of the edges in the image combined with different opacities levels .... any way your comment made my day... as I was trying to give the image some depth ... Thanks for your comments

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    Re: Fun Pictures with Nikon

    Having a blast shooting weddings with the D3X. Nice color. Great skin tones.

    ISO 500, 24-70 @ 24/5, fill with a SB900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Having a blast shooting weddings with the D3X. Nice color. Great skin tones.

    ISO 500, 24-70 @ 24/5, fill with a SB900.
    WOW!!! This is just beautifull!

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