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Thought I'd try again,

larger image can be found here

And I thought I'd vote for it again :) – Rowland Shaw Oct 25 '11 at 9:32
Really nice to see this one again. :) – jaxxon Oct 25 '11 at 17:16
Glad you resubmitted this one. Such an excellent shot! :D – jrista Oct 26 '11 at 5:52
Although my opinion of morning can generally summed up with "I'd enjoy the day more if it started later", I really like this picture. Glad I didn't have to get up to take it, though. :D – Martha Oct 28 '11 at 15:10
Wow, a last minute winner. A photo finish :-) – Vikas Oct 31 '11 at 4:35


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Dude, do you ever take a shot more than 5 inches away from your subject? ;) Like the bokeh on this one. – ElendilTheTall Oct 24 '11 at 15:48
Keep doing whatever it is you are doing... – Jakub Oct 24 '11 at 16:21
I'm color blind, and the color on this one, speaks to me – dpollitt Oct 25 '11 at 3:23
@dpollitt Wow.. That's pretty cool, actually! There are a lot of yellowish/almost greenish colors in there, with interesting texture, so I can only imagine it would be a good one for you. Really cool to know. Thanks for the comment! :) – jaxxon Oct 25 '11 at 17:19
Awesome shot. Just out of curiosity...what exactly is it? It looks like a composite of a photo and some bokeh, but I can't for the life of me figure out what the photo is actually of... – jrista Oct 26 '11 at 5:52
I just don't appreciate the cyan tone – dialex Oct 26 '11 at 16:29
@jrista Heh.. It's abstract. ;) Actually, it's a close-up of my shaving brush. – jaxxon Oct 26 '11 at 19:34
@DiAlex The dish it sits on is blue/green. – jaxxon Oct 26 '11 at 19:36

Sharp look-out

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An image of one of multiple booths that shelter the dam flow control machinery of a hydroelectricity power plant through the river Rhine.

They always seemd to me like guards looking out for problems - like a Meerkat - in their case maybe for the big wave?

larger versions on flickr or 500px


Fallen Corn

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Somehow I like the mood in this one. – ysap Oct 28 '11 at 22:37

North-Western Ontario Moment

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Wow.. This is lovely. The colors are phenomenal! – jaxxon Oct 24 '11 at 15:27
Thanks. This one is pretty much straight out of the camera. Mind you, I did have to get up early and trek up the top of that hill to catch the light.... – Jakub Oct 24 '11 at 15:33
Very nice. Looks like a Kurosawa dream-sequence. – ElendilTheTall Oct 24 '11 at 15:49
awesome landscape, very quiet and peaceful... – pacoespinoza Oct 24 '11 at 17:45


A foreboding weather system over Meteor Crater, Arizona

A weather system with heavy rain clouds rolling over Meteor Crater, Arizona. The setting sun and the shade under the cloud cover combined to create an eerie blue light.

Handheld shot: 30mm, f/2.8, 1/400, ISO 800. No HDR, but some processing with curves, dodge and burn in Aperture.

Large version here.


Bye, kids! Take care!

Bye, kids! Take care!

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Nice title! filler text – dpollitt Oct 24 '11 at 13:05

Por la vida...

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You can see the Original here in my Flickr

This Bobcat was up in a cactus and a group of wild dogs was waiting in the ground... The cactus had almost 3 meters of highest...

You keep posting this one and I keep upvoting it: it's a polecat on a damn cactus people! – ElendilTheTall Oct 24 '11 at 15:49
Yeah, but there's only so much cat butt I want to look at in a given day. I'm just sayin'! – mattdm Oct 30 '11 at 23:31

Waiting for a drop

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Original is here:

For what it's worth, I think most of the comments on 1x are wrong. The composition is good and cropping or blurring would detract from the charming honesty of the surroundings. – mattdm Oct 24 '11 at 12:26
@mattdm On 1x they write from the viewpoints of the curators. I personally liked the image as it is, therefore didn't change anything. :) – TheIndependentAquarius Oct 24 '11 at 14:25

Since it's Halloween....

Spirit, Positive and Negative

Spirit / Positive + Negative

I wish I could have entered just the negative version in the contest, but it really doesn't lend itself to cropping in landscape, so I figured I'd try this dual approach. I guess it didn't work. :) – mattdm Oct 30 '11 at 23:30


You are not fully dressed until you wear a smile

Full size version on Flickr

I like the sentence :P – dialex Oct 26 '11 at 16:30

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