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Keaton the merry-go-round horse

Keaton the merry-go-round horse

Also available nice and large on Flickr (with geekdata!). Surprisingly there's no Photoshopping going on here: it's just a panning shot with a wide-angle lens and a nice slow aperture. :)

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    I don't like how nothing in the picture is in focus, not even the horse's face.
    – Martha
    Oct 7, 2011 at 1:06
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    Sorry to hear you don't like it, Martha, although his name ("KEATON") is in perfect focus. Still, you can't please all the people all the time. :) Oct 7, 2011 at 8:16
  • I like how almost everything in this picture is NOT in focus, except for the horse name... great panning! Oct 8, 2011 at 15:14
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    This is not a critique forum. Don't like. Don't vote. If you want to provide an opinion on images, please use the chat. Oct 9, 2011 at 16:28
  • @Jakub: since we're not allowed to downvote, a comment is the only way we can publicly express our dislike. Please learn to handle opinions that are different from your own.
    – Martha
    Oct 11, 2011 at 15:52
  • Blimey, let's calm down everyone. @Martha, Jakub was just restating the rules set out very clearly at the top of this thread: "Only vote up the images you like...ignore those you do not. DO NOT use this forum as a place for image critique. Use chat for that (you'll get far better feedback)!" Nothing to do with handling different opinions. :) Oct 11, 2011 at 22:03
  • @MarkWhitaker: why on earth would I want feedback (better or otherwise) on my opinions? That rule makes no sense.
    – Martha
    Oct 11, 2011 at 22:34

Derelict Warehouse


This was taken in Havana, Cuba, on a cloudy September day in 2010. No HDR was used on this photo, the clouds actually looked like that!

You can see the full size image on Flickr.


Canadian flower

Canadian flower

This leaf was clearly different than all the yellow ones lying around.

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A thousand words

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you can find the larger version here

  • 4
    The vignette ruins this photo =\
    – dialex
    Oct 4, 2011 at 20:48
  • I love the vignette on this shot. Makes it more authentic, expressive and impressive, IMO :) Oct 6, 2011 at 20:27
  • For me "authentic" isn't quite the right word. But it certainly give the photo a mood that it wouldn't have without it. I like vignette too.
    – jaxxon
    Oct 7, 2011 at 21:08



Taken inside Church of Santa Engrácia, Lisbon.



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  • My vote made it a draw! xD
    – dialex
    Oct 9, 2011 at 15:51

October Sky

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Banana Leaf...

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Taken at my home garden...

Large view can be seen at my Flickr


Greedy! =)

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Larger version: FlickR

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