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    Should we mention that a title should not be more then 29 characters? – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Jun 20 '12 at 19:51

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And here in big


On Its Last Legs


This was taken at Dungeness, Kent, England, on a very windy morning! You can see the fullsize image on Flickr.


The arm of the Milky Way. Taken from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.


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Winter in Provincetown

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Well that was a nail biter election, lets try again...,

I live in a tourist town, Provincetown Massachusetts to be exact. It is crowded in the summer and pretty empty in the winter. My girlfriend and I had been out night shooting and stopped by our local for a drink. She headed off to the ladies' room and I looked to my right. The place was almost completely empty. So I grabbed my gear (and Susan's Sigma 8-16mm ultra wide), laid the camera on the table and snapped off three shots of 4/5th, 3.2, and 13 seconds at f4 on a Canon 40D crop body, ISO 100. Tone mapped using Photomax Pro.

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  • agreeed about the nail biter... +1 a great photo. I've been thinking about getting this lens but am not sure about the rounded front element. (use filters a lot) do you use filters with it? If so what's your setup? – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Jun 20 '12 at 13:09
  • The lens cannot take filters, not on the front, not even on the inside. You'll need one of the tripod mounted external filters. The lens isn't mind, my GF lets me borrow it. But It will either be mounted on my Canon 40D or her 7D. The lens is fantastic and awful. :- ) Fantastic when you get it just right, and awful when the perspective distortion (which is natural in such an ultra wide lens) affects the composition. I have a love/hate relationship with that lens. – Paul Cezanne Jun 21 '12 at 11:04

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Just outside of my kitchen window I watched an American Robin's nest. Once the eggs hatched I took photos roughly every 12 hours.


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Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

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Objects in mirror are closer than they appear :)

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear


Uncertain ...

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He was playing with the drinking fountain and not at all sure of how to react to the "rather larger" person with a camera who took an interest in his playing.

I chose this by jumping randomly through my "Random Maybes" folder until I found a photo that both "felt good" and which would have a strong visual element when presented at the allowable size and resolution. Many 'nice' photos prove unsuitable when presented in this way.

The original is in portrait orientation which further adds to the atmosphere - but this subset still has much of the original 'feel'. For this entry I cropped the image 320 x 210 rather than the full allowed 375 maximum because, while this makes the area somewhat smaller it also allows slightly more vertical content which adds substantially to the impression. (Cropping 375 x 210 trims the bottom off the basin and "it's not the same". The 'original' that I cropped this from was 4.8 mp and the camera was a Minolta 7D 6mp so I've cropped the out of camera image slightly already previously.


Rainy night through my window

Rainy night through my window

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