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04/27/2015 05:40:58 PM · #251
Week 17:

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Travelling through the Northern French WW1 battlefields one finds many memorials in the middle of crop fields. As it was ANZAC day back home we visited this one was for an Australian regiment.
04/27/2015 08:17:47 PM · #252
Week 16... tough to post 1 a week but I am trying....
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04/27/2015 08:35:26 PM · #253
Week 17 -- sprinkler system(?) valves ... ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1148579.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1148579.jpg', '/') + 1) . '  ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1148583.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1148583.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


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04/30/2015 10:15:15 AM · #254
OMG - I am 8 weeks behind! I started this with very good intentions. So much going on that I have fallen way behind. I finally found work, and am finally moving (yes moving yet again) into a new rental home (been staying with family) on May 16th. With all the family drama, new job, and now moving I have not been getting my camera out. I promise to catch up soon! You may get all the weeks caught up at once lol. I'll be just a 5 minute drive to the zoo where I have an annual membership to.
Expect lots of animal shots.
05/01/2015 07:11:43 PM · #255
SOOC this afternoon
My Bud!
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05/02/2015 04:41:29 AM · #256
Week 18:
Playing catchup....Laon, France.

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Message edited by author 2015-05-02 04:51:05.
05/02/2015 08:18:35 AM · #257
Week 18

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05/02/2015 12:02:22 PM · #258
04-Week 2

Behind almost a month in posting - I have the photos, just haven't gotten around to looking through, processing, posting. Had a 10-day trip and two grand-daughter weekends in there and those kind of do a job on my time :) Plus, the trip spanned weeks 3 and 4 and I was also considering photos for the FS and challenges from it - didn't want to post something here that I wished later I'd saved :) Anyway, here I go.

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Message edited by author 2015-05-08 12:07:13.
05/02/2015 04:54:04 PM · #259
Originally posted by HornOUBet:

Week 16... tough to post 1 a week but I am trying....


You're not the only one with this problem. For me it's easier to post a photo every day than to post a photo every week.
05/02/2015 04:59:50 PM · #260
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17 - Abstract in red
05/03/2015 10:54:03 PM · #261
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I found the doodad that holds my camera to the tripod. The first one is an experiment hanging the bracelet from a lampshade. Interesting idea, wrong lampshade. Setup a little tabletop studio in the laundry room. There are some shelves I can use to clamp lights, just above the dryer. The whachamacallit of white paper is a roll of white gift paper. I'm making a list of stuff to buy.

Message edited by author 2015-05-03 22:56:26.
05/04/2015 12:16:19 AM · #262
Popped out for a quick photo shoot at a friend's farm today. Here is the best of the images.

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05/04/2015 07:43:36 PM · #263
Week 17- back to small sensor theme

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05/05/2015 10:10:57 PM · #264
Week 18--Caught Up!!! 1" Nikon 1 series small sensor theme...
adapted Olympus OM 50mm f/3.5 macro lens
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05/06/2015 03:04:43 AM · #265
Way behind! Busy re-decorating so not had time for photos :(

05/07/2015 05:28:31 AM · #266
Week 19:
A small French village street in the rain. It reminded me of an Orson Welles movie.

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05/07/2015 11:10:00 AM · #267
Week 19

Back to the creepy crawlers and bugs

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05/07/2015 12:39:16 PM · #268
Week 18 -- inside the Freight & Salvage music club ... ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1149157.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1149157.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' more variations


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Message edited by author 2015-05-07 12:39:57.
05/08/2015 12:29:38 PM · #269
04-Week 3

April 16-23 found me in Chicago with a brief side trip into Michigan to see an elderly aunt, so I had lots to pick from for Week 3. We arrived in Chicago on Thursday evening. The weather was as advertised: sunny and beautiful Friday, sunny and a bit colder Saturday, rainy the next couple of days; so we decided to go to the botanical gardens Friday. We were in time for the last of the early bulb flowers - hyacinths, daffodils - but a bit early for the tulips. However, the magnolia trees were in full bloom, throughout the gardens, and just plain beautiful. Here's a closeup of a bud and a wider view of one of the small lakes. I just loved the "out in the woods" feel and look of this part of the gardens - in sharp contrast to the carefully manicured look of the Japanese garden which was equally beautiful.

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05/08/2015 12:33:47 PM · #270
04-Week 4

When we got back from our trip, it was time to drive down to pick up our delightful grand-daughter for the weekend. I posted this story and picture on my FB page on April 25:
While I was making supper last night, Tessa was sitting at the table coloring and cutting and looked out the kitchen window. The flowering plum had gone from practically bare branches to full bloom in the two weeks since she was here last. She noticed and asked, "What's wrong with the tree, Grandma?" I suggested she go out and check. She ran out but could not quite reach the lowest branch to really check it out. So she came in for her stool. I sent David out with her scissors, and he helped her cut a few sprigs off for a bouquet. She came back in and I gave her a small vase with water in it. She lovingly put each sprig in, talking to it as she did. It sat on the table while we ate supper. At once point she put her silverware down and said to the bouquet, "How are you doing, flowers?" Then she answered herself, "Fine, Mama Tessa." Then she laughed and laughed and repeated to us, "Mama Tessa. Mama Tessa. I'm Mama Tessa."

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05/08/2015 11:47:45 PM · #271
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I went to Home Depot & got 2 Husky LED work lights. I thought I might need diffusers of some kind, but discovered I could control the reflections of the lights with camera angle. The crystals sparkle in the light very nicely but of course I can't capture that in a still shot.

Do you think the reflections of the orange crystals on the dark crystals is good or bad?

Any comments are welcome.

Message edited by author 2015-05-08 23:50:57.
05/09/2015 03:11:40 PM · #272
Am submitting this rather sheepishly given my lack of contribution since, well, months ago! Hopefully you'll allow me back. I do have a few random weeks in between that I have found time to edit at last..... May I be cheeky and add a few retrospectively?

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Message edited by author 2015-05-09 15:13:40.
05/10/2015 09:31:57 AM · #273
Here goes. These will bring me as up to date as I can be; I'll leave the missing six or so weeks!

Week 12

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Week 14

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Week 15

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Week 16

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And the last one....Week 17

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05/10/2015 12:01:06 PM · #274
Originally posted by pixelpig:

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The crystals sparkle in the light very nicely but of course I can't capture that in a still shot.

Do you think the reflections of the orange crystals on the dark crystals is good or bad?

Lighting and set-up are good, I think the reflections are OK.

I wonder if you could use some additional lights (flashlight, laser pointer?) to light the big crystals from the back and make them look even more transparent.

Also, I wonder if a star filter (or aperture control) might help give you that sparkle ...
05/10/2015 08:06:13 PM · #275
Week 19 small sensor theme

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