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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and Ió
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference."

    Yes, you chose the better part, my friend.
    Lloyd: Lovely verse Lloyd. Thank you for sharing with us.

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    Rayran... about 2km out in the water.

    Glad you took your walk and shared!
    Jason: Thank you.

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    Fine job for contrast,color,patterns & composition Rayyan!
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    Peaceful,contrasty...Beautiful Image Rayyan!!!
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    My company asked where we would like to hold our annual meeting that year.

    Our international partners each had a suggestion. Bangkok won out, overwhelmingly!

    So while the Dutch, German and English went to the motor track aka Jorgen,
    I went my way.

    A few from that outing...




    They went searching for the D-max sponsors , I went for spiritual nourishment. I did have a beautiful guide, though.
    "Beauty & Spiritual Nourishment" Go Nicely Hand In Hand! Very Well Shot Rayyan!

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    One is never far from stones, wherever one goes. Either they have stories to tell or a fulcrum driving people's faiths.




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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    My company asked where we would like to hold our annual meeting that year.

    Our international partners each had a suggestion. Bangkok won out, overwhelmingly!

    So while the Dutch, German and English went to the motor track aka Jorgen,
    I went my way.

    A few from that outing...


    They went searching for the D-max sponsors , I went for spiritual nourishment. I did have a beautiful guide, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    One is never far from stones, wherever one goes. Either they have stories to tell or a fulcrum driving people's faiths.

    [CENTER]

    More masterful shots, Rayyan.
    The two above are my favorites. The first one for capturing the timeless serenity of the subject, and the next for theme, colors and composition, with the added mystery of the -somehow unexpected- reflections.

    Beautiful, again.

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    Serene is the word that describes these wonderful shots best, Rayyan.

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    Serene is the word that describes these wonderful shots best, Rayyan.
    +1, Serene, with many stories to tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    "Beauty & Spiritual Nourishment" Go Nicely Hand In Hand! Very Well Shot Rayyan!
    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    More masterful shots, Rayyan.
    The two above are my favorites. The first one for capturing the timeless serenity of the subject, and the next for theme, colors and composition, with the added mystery of the -somehow unexpected- reflections.

    Beautiful, again.
    Quote Originally Posted by otumay View Post
    Serene is the word that describes these wonderful shots best, Rayyan.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    +1, Serene, with many stories to tell.
    Steve, Corian, Osman, Lloyd: Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. I am truly grateful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Thanks to all of Jim's new friends. He'd be pleased (I am!).
    He was helping while we worked on another friend's gardens today. A sullen, humid, overcast day. There were some bright spots though.
    Lot's of yellow...
    One thing that's not like the others....

    And one very busy Bee.
    Tim: These are brilliant!!! I esp. like the way you extended the DOF to pick p the full flower and isolate it from the background. Beautiful framing and color. Great bee. Cheers, Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    That's ultracool Perfect timing!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Those are fun. Love the one of the feet off the ground... the shadow is really kewl.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steen View Post
    + 1
    and also the two little silverqueens and the little yellow shirt fellow watching, priceless
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    Back in town
    Great stuff guys, still have to explore in-depth the last couple of pages...
    And Matt, flowers, parades, children, musicians and glistening instruments... all nice. The pink sweethearts above are so cute. The guitar player series's great, too. Did you Rayyanned her? You're getting better and better at the exercise. Funny that Steve (for once? ) focused on the hand... i must admit i could have been enthralled by some other -and more OOF- features.
    (btw, just noticed your answer about the b&w processing (saw player). Not sure i got it right, but the results are, again, extremely good)....
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    Outstanding, Matt!
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    Matt: More magic from Seattle. These are awesome my friend. The lighting. The moment. The framing. I adore the first one of the kids, such simplicity and heart warming. The trumpet ( ? ) is one piece of superb photography in its light control and framing, color.
    Jorgen/Lloyd/Steen/Corlan/Steve/Rayyan: Gentlemen, thank you.

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    My company asked where we would like to hold our annual meeting that year.

    Our international partners each had a suggestion. Bangkok won out, overwhelmingly!

    So while the Dutch, German and English went to the motor track aka Jorgen,
    I went my way.

    A few from that outing...

    They went searching for the D-max sponsors , I went for spiritual nourishment. I did have a beautiful guide, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    One is never far from stones, wherever one goes. Either they have stories to tell or a fulcrum driving people's faiths.
    Rayyan! Rayyan!Rayyan! Another part of the world to explore. We've moved 8,270 km.in a couple of days! The stacked brown flasks is an unique photo: not readily recognizable, elegantly, stacked forms (flasks/lamps?), earthy colors and rich light, interesting detail (carved door frame and inlay detail). I also like the landscape (terraced rice paddies?) and all four of the Bangkok photos. Very attractive and subtle combination of photos in the second to last. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Occasionally I get lost in photoshop. No deep meaning here, just an uninhibited play session.
    Tim: Now I'm lost! Beautiful textures and color. Subliminal, hypnotic.. I have to go get another coke from the refrigerator.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Muelver View Post
    Another event on Lake Michigan. Crazy weather that day and the light showed it!

    Jason: Nice capture. I like the relatively monochromatic and soft tone. Cheers, Matt.

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    Tim: Now I'm lost! Beautiful textures and color. Subliminal, hypnotic.. I have to go get another coke from the refrigerator.
    Ha! My evil plan is working!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Ha! My evil plan is working!
    They're the small glass bottle of coke. Highest $/oz.! 3 a day! Maybe they've gone back to the original recipe? Cheers, Matt.

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    Beautiful Ayuttaya photos Rayyan. It's a lovely place, isn't it?

    Jason, I like the city that looks like it's floating on Lake Michigan.

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    A few more from the parade. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.

    1. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 300mm; 1/160s @ f/10; ISO 200


    2. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 300mm; 1/160s @ f/10; ISO 200


    3. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 165mm; 1/200s @ f/11; ISO 200


    4. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 70mm; 1/160s @ f/10; ISO 200

    5. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 300mm; 1/320s @ f/9; ISO 200


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    Rayyan! Rayyan!Rayyan! Another part of the world to explore. We've moved 8,270 km.in a couple of days! The stacked brown flasks is an unique photo: not readily recognizable, elegantly, stacked forms (flasks/lamps?), earthy colors and rich light, interesting detail (carved door frame and inlay detail). I also like the landscape (terraced rice paddies?) and all four of the Bangkok photos. Very attractive and subtle combination of photos in the second to last. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Matt.

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    Matt: Much appreciated sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    A few more from the parade. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.

    1. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 300mm; 1/160s @ f/10; ISO 200


    2. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 300mm; 1/160s @ f/10; ISO 200


    5. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 300mm; 1/320s @ f/9; ISO 200


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    Matt: Glorious shots these my friend. More than the parade, I feel the jubilation of the kids and their elders. The first photo epitomizes for me the hopes, dreams and pride of a nation. Much more than a parade, this is what the future believe in.

    The other two cement my belief that though the ship might veer off course sometimes; it shall come home...true and straight. The youngsters shall make sure of that. As they did in the past.

    That my friend is what your photos of a parade tell me. Besides the obvious
    fact that the photog is a good one!

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    Beautiful Ayuttaya photos Rayyan. It's a lovely place, isn't it?
    Jorgen: Ayuttaya is indeed beautiful Jorgen. Thank you.

    Best.

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    We shall cross a bridge; the past into the present and the future. The serene and the chaotic. Traditional and futuristic. Simple and complicated.

    All at the same time....so let's cross the bridge together into a land of contrasts. At times we shall allow our eyes to fool us. As we are strangers in a strange and beautiful land.


    Enjoy the quiet. It is there for a purpose. Hear the birds. Train yourself to block out your physical senses and let your spirit take over. Mind over matter.
    The land of the Zen and of course the Yen!!


    The Land of the Rising Sun, or as Tom Cruise would have you believe , the Land of the Last Samurai.

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    These are masterpieces, Rayyan!

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    These are masterpieces, Rayyan!
    Osman: Humbled and honored by your kindness sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    A few more from the parade. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.

    1. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 300mm; 1/160s @ f/10; ISO 200


    2. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 300mm; 1/160s @ f/10; ISO 200


    3. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 165mm; 1/200s @ f/11; ISO 200




    5. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 300mm; 1/320s @ f/9; ISO 200


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    Nice job Matt! Last one is so Sweet!

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    We shall cross a bridge; the past into the present and the future. The serene and the chaotic. Traditional and futuristic. Simple and complicated.

    All at the same time....so let's cross the bridge together into a land of contrasts. At times we shall allow our eyes to fool us. As we are strangers in a strange and beautiful land.


    Enjoy the quiet. It is there for a purpose. Hear the birds. Train yourself to block out your physical senses and let your spirit take over. Mind over matter.
    The land of the Zen and of course the Yen!!


    The Land of the Rising Sun, or as Tom Cruise would have you believe , the Land of the Last Samurai.
    Awesome Split Dimensional Work Rayyan! Love em!

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    Tranquil,Serene,Spiritual....Superb!

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    Awesome Split Dimensional Work Rayyan! Love em!
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    Tranquil,Serene,Spiritual....Superb!
    Steve:

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    Matt: Much appreciated sir.
    Matt: Glorious shots these my friend. More than the parade, I feel the jubilation of the kids and their elders. The first photo epitomizes for me the hopes, dreams and pride of a nation. Much more than a parade, this is what the future believe in.
    The other two cement my belief that though the ship might veer off course sometimes; it shall come home...true and straight. The youngsters shall make sure of that. As they did in the past.
    That my friend is what your photos of a parade tell me. Besides the obvious
    fact that the photog is a good one!
    Rayyan: Well said, sir! Thank you. We have our problems, but, we have a history of fixing them, and the will and means to do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    We shall cross a bridge; the past into the present and the future. The serene and the chaotic. Traditional and futuristic. Simple and complicated.

    All at the same time....so let's cross the bridge together into a land of contrasts. At times we shall allow our eyes to fool us. As we are strangers in a strange and beautiful land.
    Enjoy the quiet. It is there for a purpose. Hear the birds. Train yourself to block out your physical senses and let your spirit take over. Mind over matter.
    The land of the Zen and of course the Yen!!


    The Land of the Rising Sun, or as Tom Cruise would have you believe , the Land of the Last Samurai.
    Rayyan: These are all stunning! The second, if I may make a distinction, is also a stunning artwork. I know photos are art, but not all, are IMHO "artworks". Is the second photo Tokyo, or Osaka? It looks like the culture shock I got going into Namba in Osaka, the first time. The tori and the garden photos are also wonderful. Did you go to Katsura and to Kyoto?

    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Nice job Matt! Last one is so Sweet!
    Steve: Thank you. We were walking home and i saw them up the street. They were probably walking back to their car.

    Cheers, Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Ha! My evil plan is working!
    They were out of the little bottles at the store and I've only got two six packs (4 days supply). I can't look at your photo again!

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    There you are Rayyan. What did you and the kids do today? I asked Ayesha.

    Don't know about the kids, but I went to Ginza, the Imperial Palace, and that

    beautiful Metro station...Shin..something or the other. 4 million people use it daily.

    What did you do Rayyan? Nothing, I said. Went to the Shinto Shrine and sat here.


    Come near Ayesha. Do you see the water fall on the stone. Close your eyes and hear it. That was a goldfish flapping its tail. Listen to the water. Tune out the din around you. You see that little hut? Would you like a fish to come there? Will it. Can you hear the birds sing. The breeze sing gently?

    After a few hours you do not hear, you start to feel..feel nature.

    With millions and millions of people around you in Tokyo. This is what I did all day today. Did you see Ginza?

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    Very beautiful, Rayyan

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    There you are Rayyan. What did you and the kids do today? I asked Ayesha.

    Don't know about the kids, but I went to Ginza, the Imperial Palace, and that

    beautiful Metro station...Shin..something or the other. 4 million people use it daily.

    What did you do Rayyan? Nothing, I said. Went to the Shinto Shrine and sat here.


    Come near Ayesha. Do you see the water fall on the stone. Close your eyes and hear it. That was a goldfish flapping its tail. Listen to the water. Tune out the din around you. You see that little hut? Would you like a fish to come there? Will it. Can you hear the birds sing. The breeze sing gently?

    After a few hours you do not hear, you start to feel..feel nature.

    With millions and millions of people around you in Tokyo. This is what I did all day today. Did you see Ginza?
    Yes! Exactly.

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    We shall cross a bridge; the past into the present and the future. The serene and the chaotic. Traditional and futuristic. Simple and complicated.

    All at the same time....so let's cross the bridge together into a land of contrasts. At times we shall allow our eyes to fool us. As we are strangers in a strange and beautiful land.

    Enjoy the quiet. It is there for a purpose. Hear the birds. Train yourself to block out your physical senses and let your spirit take over. Mind over matter.
    The land of the Zen and of course the Yen!!


    The Land of the Rising Sun, or as Tom Cruise would have you believe , the Land of the Last Samurai.
    This really is magic, my friend.

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    Rayyan: These are all stunning! The second, if I may make a distinction, is also a stunning artwork. I know photos are art, but not all, are IMHO "artworks". Is the second photo Tokyo, or Osaka? It looks like the culture shock I got going into Namba in Osaka, the first time. The tori and the garden photos are also wonderful. Did you go to Katsura and to Kyoto?

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    Matt: Thank you so much Matt. We went to Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka,
    Hokkaido and Hiroshima. It was wonderful The cherry blossoms were just
    starting.

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    Very beautiful, Rayyan
    Jorgen: Much appreciated my friend.

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    Yes! Exactly.
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    This really is magic, my friend.
    Lloyd:

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    We were like small kids. Awed. Confused. Thrilled.What to see, what to defer.


    The kids went their way. Ayesha had her plans. I did my thing. But then we would get together and share our wonder and delight...


    We would just loiter together and the rains would come. Everyone rushed to the subway...

    [CENTER]

    The first cherry blossoms had appeared. The parks were full of photographers and painters. Ayesha would sit next to the painters and sometimes try the brushes.

    When the rains cleared, we would just gaze around. Simple pleasure for most. A fairyland for us...


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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    We were like small kids. Awed. Confused. Thrilled.What to see, what to defer.


    We would just loiter together and the rains would come. Everyone rushed to the subway...

    [CENTER]

    The first cherry blossoms had appeared. The parks were full of photographers and painters. Ayesha would sit next to the painters and sometimes try the brushes.

    When the rains cleared, we would just gaze around. Simple pleasure for most. A fairyland for us...

    All are wonderful...these 2 are Primo!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    A few more from the parade. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.

    1. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 300mm; 1/160s @ f/10; ISO 200


    5. D3s; 70-300mm VRII; 300mm; 1/320s @ f/9; ISO 200


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    More nice, and fun stuff from the parade, Matt.
    Seattle is unfailingly much more colorful through your eyes, and work than in my recollections...

    Didn't know either that you were drinking evil sodas over there, thought it was a veggie juice only area.



    Rayyan, the Japan series is awesome. The one just below stands out though.

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    We shall cross a bridge; the past into the present and the future. The serene and the chaotic. Traditional and futuristic. Simple and complicated.

    All at the same time....so let's cross the bridge together into a land of contrasts. At times we shall allow our eyes to fool us. As we are strangers in a strange and beautiful land.

    Enjoy the quiet. It is there for a purpose. Hear the birds. Train yourself to block out your physical senses and let your spirit take over. Mind over matter.
    The land of the Zen and of course the Yen!!


    The Land of the Rising Sun, or as Tom Cruise would have you believe , the Land of the Last Samurai.
    Intriguing and fascinating collage, Rayyan.
    The beholder gets lost in intricate thoughts... which is what actually happens to many a foreign traveler experiencing Tokyo and its sum of contrasts for the first time. Wonderful work.


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    All are wonderful...these 2 are Primo!!!!
    Exactly!

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    Yes, Rayyan. Just as Steve says.

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    All are wonderful...these 2 are Primo!!!!
    Steve: Thank you.

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    Rayyan, the Japan series is awesome. The one just below stands out though.


    Intriguing and fascinating collage, Rayyan.
    The beholder gets lost in intricate thoughts... which is what actually happens to many a foreign traveler experiencing Tokyo and its sum of contrasts for the first time. Wonderful work.

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    Yes, Rayyan. Just as Steve says.
    Lloyd: Thank you.

    Guys, I am grateful to all of you for your encouragement.

    Kindest regards.

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    I went searching for stones...they had a story to tell. Maybe for another time:


    We shall leave Japan with one last thought. The castle walls were being maintained. Big Concrete blocks stored for fixing. A small tree stood way near the castle walls.

    One worker refused the blocks to be placed there. He built a small stone fence around the weak tree. Supported it with wood to keep it from falling. Nurtured it and protected it.

    It was his tree, his responsibility. The sun cap is his. Proclaims that the tree
    is under his care.



    Even simple things have a story to tell. How do I know. I asked in sign language and got to know the ' parent' of the tree.

    Thank you for being with us.

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    Rayyan, this is a narrative of the very first class, very touching, the photographs enhance the meaning.

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    Rayyan, this is a narrative of the very first class, very touching, the photographs enhance the meaning.
    I agree. Would that we all cared for living things in such a way... especially the people we share this earth with.

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    Rayyan, this is a narrative of the very first class, very touching, the photographs enhance the meaning.
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    I agree. Would that we all cared for living things in such a way... especially the people we share this earth with.
    Osman; Lloyd: Thank you. Lloyd, Amen to that brother.

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    Rayyan, this is a narrative of the very first class, very touching, the photographs enhance the meaning.
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    I agree. Would that we all cared for living things in such a way... especially the people we share this earth with.
    Rayyan...My Friends Said It So Eloquently & I Wholeheartedly Agree! Well Done!

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    Rayyan...My Friends Said It So Eloquently & I Wholeheartedly Agree! Well Done!
    Steve: Thank you sir.

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    The skies seem clear. The vistas are awesome. The mountain peaks beckon.

    Let's set sail and see what lies beyond...


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    Lately, I've been confined to the garden. Too hot, too much work, no chance to see/photograph humans.

    This little Echinacea blossom's petals are curled up into tubes. Not sure if it's from the excessive heat (for Maine anyway) or some other natural attribute of the plant.



    OR, maybe it's because they're just opening?
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    The skies seem clear. The vistas are awesome. The mountain peaks beckon.

    Let's set sail and see what lies beyond...
    Beautiful. The road to Valhalla?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Lately, I've been confined to the garden. Too hot, too much work, no chance to see/photograph humans.

    This little Echinacea blossom's petals are curled up into tubes. Not sure if it's from the excessive heat (for Maine anyway) or some other natural attribute of the plant.


    OR, maybe it's because they're just opening?
    Gorgeous image Tim. Don't know why either, but my guess is "just opening".

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    The skies seem clear. The vistas are awesome. The mountain peaks beckon.

    Let's set sail and see what lies beyond...

    Breathtaking!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Lately, I've been confined to the garden. Too hot, too much work, no chance to see/photograph humans.

    This little Echinacea blossom's petals are curled up into tubes. Not sure if it's from the excessive heat (for Maine anyway) or some other natural attribute of the plant.



    OR, maybe it's because they're just opening?
    Beautiful shot Tim!

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    20 miles & a Smoke!



    Hand Made In Germany..


    D3, 24 1.4

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    20 miles & a Smoke!

    Hand Made In Germany..


    D3, 24 1.4
    Yeah, seems like they'd cancel each other out.

    Sweet ride. I love those wheels! Great image.

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