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Amazing photography!
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Insomnia strikes even with the sound of the ocean doing it’s best to lull you to sleep…This morning it struck at 3.00 am…

Still dark….. and going to be for 2 and a 1/2 hours, so I took my time getting dressed, managing to drag each leg of my shorts into a 15 second process and a further 10 seconds to pick up the camera….I was still on the beach with 2 hours 29 minutes and a few random seconds to go before dawn..

So I through caution to the winds and turned right, and headed South, planning to see how far I could get before it was light enough to shoot.

A Long Way!

Worth it though…A lovely bay in lovely light and a few knackered looking villas, (which always look the best in a photo)…

Enjoy!

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I found this photograph and blogger through another blog that I follow. This old house was so inspiring that I just had to share!
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CorneaCopia

I usually refer to this picture as the house on stilts even though I’m not absolutely certain that it is, or ever was, anyone’s residence.  I just think it’s an awfully interesting structure and I like to imagine that someone enjoys living in it.  One day soon I’ll go back to take more pictures of my “stilted house” and when I go I’ll try to learn more about it.

It's a picture of a house

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19th-century photo of the Nikolayevskaya Stree...

19th-century photo of the Nikolayevskaya Street in Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While doing research for a story set in Kiev (Kyive), Ukraine, I came across the photograph of this amazing tree. Since I love seeing what Photoshop filters can do to enhance photographs, I tried them on this wonderful old tree.

“Grünewald’s Oak Age: 800-900 years, named after the famous painter Matthias Grünewald who used to draw fantasy trees.”

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH

PHOTOGRAPH MANIPULATED USING PHOTOSHOP FILTER “COLORED PENCILS”

PHOTOGRAPH MANIPULATED USING PHOTOSHOP FILTER “CUTOUT”

PHOTOGRAPH MANIPULATED USING PHOTOSHOP FILTER “DRY BRUSH”

Which do you like the best?

Enjoy!

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Original photograph found at http://2ukraine.net/2011/01/21/trees/.

Fabulous photos that are a must see.
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365 project by Ordog

Hi.

As promised, today I continued working with that grayscale photo 🙂

 

(You can click on this image to look at bigger version.

This scene has lots of details, and it was a bit difficult to work with it. But it was a great practice, for sure!

Hope you like it 🙂

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Very Creative!
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Creativity Aroused

France Watercolor
France Watercolor, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr.  (Click on image to enlarge).

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Inquisitive eyes
Engage in deep dialogue
Tales weathered from age
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When I see old structures or trees, I wonder, “what stories do they have to tell?”  “What have they seen?”

Several years ago when I was in France, we made a road trip from Cergy, where I was staying, to the beaches of Normandy.  We stopped in a town where the distinct architecture caught my eyes.  I was intrigued by the unevenness in the design because I had never seen it before.  I don’t recall the name of the town, so I haven’t been able to find information about it from Google searches.  (In the far right corner, on the lower level of the building, you will see a sign.  The words can’t be made out, but it read “Bibliotheque Pour Tous” –…

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Amazing photographs.
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Davide Capponi photography

This is via Savona in Milano. This has been shot with my iPhone 3gs . The app used to shot the image was HDR Pro, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Dynamic Light, Pic Grunger and PhotoToaster.

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These photographs are beyond amazing.
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Astonishing India

Weekends bring along a wish to escape from the routine day’s boredom. And having developed a liking towards long drives, I start getting all fidgety as the weekend nears…..I just have to go ……!!

At the time we were posted in Pune and on one of our such weekend getaways we visited Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These Buddhist rock-cut caves in Aurangabad district of the state of Maharashtra date back to 2nd century BCE. These caves have both chaityas(halls enclosing stupas, mainly for prayers)  and viharas( dwellings or cells) .There are around 30 caves, cut out in rock. To carve out these majestic caves, the cutting of rock started from top to bottom. To have achieved such proportions and beauty with only hammer and chisel is indeed impossible to imagine in this machine age ….

Visit to such places evokes a sense of pride for the rich culture…

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Amazing!
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Davide Capponi photography

This is the Naviglio channel in Milano.  This has been shot with my iPhone 4s.

The app used to shot the image was HDR Pro, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Image Blender, Dynamic Light, Rays and PhotoToaster.

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This is amazing art. Taken from a photo and made into this. WOW!
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Davide Capponi photography

This is the dawn as captured last summer at Milano Malpensa airport. This has been shot with my iPhone 3gs. The app used to shot the image was Qbro, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Dynamic Light, Pic Grunger and Scratchcam.

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