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2017-04-24

  • hasbeen 2d

    This lady has some wonderful photos .. . not one has been featured ..

    http://www.travellerspoint.com/users/curlygirl/

    ToonSarah

    You're right! I'm sure none of these have come up in my moderating stream though, but I can flick through and pull out a couple for featuring at least, I think

    ToonSarah

    And have done so :-) Will keep an eye out for more.

    This could be a helpful use for this group. Do share if you find other great photographers whose pictures don't seem to be getting into the limelight

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  • hasbeen 1w

    Nice photo Alex . . . where is it?

    Peter

    That first one looks like Wineglass Bay in Tasmania to me.

    hasbeen

    I had a look for Wineglass Bay on-line & it ooks like that to me too

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  • martintabanag 2w

    Hey guys! im new to this group. my cousins and i went to this amazing river last sunday. i just want to share it to you that our small country has really amazing places to see and discover! https://youtu.be/lEiq-6qfOIk

    hasbeen

    Nice video .. & you used Go pro! I just an hour ago asked about that in the thread below ..

    martintabanag

    yes i just used my gopro and my dji phantom for the aerial shots

  • hasbeen 2w

    I was tempted to get a GO PRO .. I was on a cruise & kept passing the photography area & one day the guy had no customers so I had him give me his sales patter .. looked very nice but there was no zoom & no GPS so I passed. But I see lots of people using them. Anyone have a Go Pro & want to share their experience with it?

    Steve

    Peter

    I've been tempted before but never taken the plunge.

    martintabanag

    i highly recommend it. i took all of this shots (except the drone) using my gopro https://youtu.be/lEiq-6qfOIk

    hasbeen

    I was wondering how you took the overhead shots . . Duh! Did the drone have it's own camera?

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  • greatgrandmaR 3w

    I was wanting to add a group of photos of people of Grenada but I was seduced by the link to show some photos and forgot that I need to get the photos from the blog. So here is the second attempt

    cleaning shellfish

    cleaning shellfish

    Showing_us_cocoa_beans_which_she_gave_us_to_suck_Grenada

    Showing_us_cocoa_beans_which_she_gave_us_to_suck_Grenada

    guides at the gate

    guides at the gate

    Grenada beach

    Grenada beach

    Band at Grand Etang

    Band at Grand Etang


    Monkey

    Monkey


    Man at the fort gate - looked like Snoop Dog - Grenada

    Man at the fort gate - looked like Snoop Dog - Grenada

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  • greatgrandmaR 4w

    I have developed a collection of photos taken with a gap of several years. I call it "Then and Now". I'm attempting to write about a photo and also put a photo into a post here. To do that I think I have to enter the photo into a blog first. So this is a first attempt. It isn't one of my better ones, but it was te easiest to find the photos and write about them.

    My family went to Europe when I was 12 years old in 1950 and my father took pictures there - slide film. We visited Copenhagen. When I went back to Copenhagen with my 12 year old granddaughter, I discovered that I had a digital photo of one of the same places.

    This was a building with a thermometer on the side of the building and at te top there are two gold-plated statues which acted as a weather forecaster. If the forecast was for fair weather the girl on her bike appeared. The girl with the bike is in my dad's photo. if rain was predicted another girl with an umbrella and dog would rotate into view. The girl with the dog is in my photo. Unfortunately the girls no longer rotate as the movement mechanism broke down in 1996 and the astronomical cost of repairs has made it prohibitive in getting the girls into action again.

    The building still exists, but it has an advertisement on it for a Thai restaurant now.
    Then_and_Now6.jpg

    greatgrandmaR

    In order to get the whole photo to show - and not just the right side - I had to use regular size instead of Large

    hasbeen

    I think you should wait for Peter to work his magic & give us a link to put put photos here ... but, as an experiment, I have right clicked a photo of mine & copied the URL .. Paste it & add brackets & img= at the front & let's see if that works here http://photos.travellerspoint.com/645621/large_P1370003.jpg

    hasbeen

    Did not work & now it wont let me delete .

    Try again
    I think you should wait for Peter to work his magic & give us a link to put put photos here ... but, as an experiment, I have right clicked a photo of mine & copied the URL .. Paste it & add brackets & img= at the front & let's see if that works here large_P1370003.jpg

    greatgrandmaR

    I like your photo. And it is really more important to be able to delete than to have it easier to put in a photo. I can figure out how to do that although it is the long way around the elbow to the nose. But I can't do delete myself.

    hasbeen

    There were many monks on Setse Beach, Maynmar

    greatgrandmaR

    This is the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg - 2009 on the top and 1970 on the bottom
    Ilarge_7573396-Ka..g_version_2.jpg

    hasbeen

    Around 1972 I worked with a woman who made a point of photographing any building that she heard was scheduled for demolition .. I don't recall if she photographed the replacement but I would like to see her collection now.

  • hasbeen 4w

    I cannot find if this person is a member of the group http://www.travellerspoint.com/users/slopes/ but she has some beautiful photos

    ToonSarah

    You're right - some excellent shots!

  • ToonSarah 4w

    Trying to add a photo with a comment (a recent favourite from Kerala):

    large_105_Kovala..7__22_14_22.jpg

    ToonSarah

    Well, it worked - but it's fiddly having to go into blog edit mode so I think I'll only use this very occasionally if at all - and of course you have to have already featured the photo in a blog to be able to access the code that way

    Peter

    I'll see if I can make an easy way to do this tomorrow. I don't think we want a full blown toolbar like in the blogs or forum, but at least inserting photos would be nice.

    ToonSarah

    It would - given that this is a photography group ;-)

    sim1travels

    Great photo Sarah!

    ToonSarah

    Thanks Simone - lovely to "meet" you here again :-) Happy memories of Bevagna!

    sim1travels

    Ah yes, Bevagna!! Great to "meet" you here again too!

  • hasbeen 4w

    Well .. Peter says we can insert a photo here so let's give it a go .. Here is The Taj Mahal taken from Agra Fort.

    P1050193.jpg

    ToonSarah

    That worked :-) I will try too

    ToonSarah

    Nope, tried and failed - can't get the code right. It's very fiddly so I think I'll forget it until (hopefully) the system is streamlined

    hasbeen

    Copy the code from one of your blogs & paste it in here

    ToonSarah

    OK will try that

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  • hasbeen 4w

    Posted photos on TP can have the location but not other meta data. Google + gives stuff like this > P1010855.jpg
    0.3 MP 798 × 388 97.5 KB
    DMC-ZS7
    F / 5.6 1/640 49.2mm ISO80

    I have no particular interest in such detail but wonder if others would like it on TP & how they would use that info

    ToonSarah

    While interesting, I'm not sure I'd use that (I have the info of course for my own photos and it's not really relevant to their use here), but meta data incorporating the date and time could be useful, e.g. in matching a photo to a particular blog entry. I can always check my files of course, but if those are on an external hard drive, as many are, I might not have them handy when writing so to have the info embedded here would save time and hassle.

    hasbeen

    Date, but not time of capture, is recorded in TP .. there is a column for it on 'my photos'

    ToonSarah

    You're right :-) But my point stands, as it's often knowing the time that is most helpful in untangling which photo is of what part of a complex site!

    Peter

    Flickr has a lot of detailed info for their photos too. I guess it's the difference between just sharing nice images for a general audience, vs sharing images for fellow photographers to learn from.

    hasbeen

    It is not a lot more data to import with a photo & some people might like the info whether it is a snap or not & as Sarah say's the time stamp would be useful for her.

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  • greatgrandmaR 5w

    I posted the photo I posted - not because it was a spectacular photo (although I like it) but because it was the first one I found that would illustrate the question I was going to ask. It is the reciprocal of the question of what places stand out for photographic potential. What places are the hardest places to get interesting photos? For me, the main photo site difficulty is when I am on a yacht in the middle of a big expanse of water like the ocean. There are some times when you can photograph the clouds, or, if it very calm you can sometimes get reflections, or weather events (like that rainbow), or sunsets or sunrises. But there's only so many rainbows, and the sun rises and sets for a finite time in the day. Even flat land has more to take photos of than the sea with no land in sight.

    The other place I have a problem is when the object I am photographing is very big and I can't get very far away from it. So I am restricted to taking pictures of parts.

    ToonSarah

    The rainbow photo is lovely but I can see how that would be a problem and it's one reason perhaps that I'm not drawn to the idea of cruises with long days at sea - for me, taking photos is an integral part of any trip. I guess you soon run out of things to photograph on board too?

    But on your other point, I often like to take photos of details - so much so that I sometimes get home and realise I didn't take any pictures of a building in its entirety, even though I could have done!

    greatgrandmaR

    I like the details too, but sometimes I just want the whole thing. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales is an example. If you take a photo from the ends, you just get a picture of the foreshortened arches which doesn't show the height. And if you take a photo from the ground looking up, you lose the detail, if you can even get far enough away to get the whole thing in. Ideally you should be in a drone or copter just beside it.

    As for a cruise ship - I take photos of the décor and the food and the people and the activities. And selfies. Cruise ships have lots of mirrors. Sometimes also you can get weather pictures - we cruised through the Gulf Stream off NC and the cold air meeting the warm water made a slightly above the water cloud amongst the waves..

    hasbeen

    Great Grandma .. does your camera have a 'Panorama' setting or a 'Stitch' function?

    greatgrandmaR

    No it doesn't - at least the ones I have now don't. I did have a point and shoot film camera which had something that it called 'panorama' but really all they did was mask off the top and bottom third of the film.

    And really it wouldn't help for the photos of expanses of water. You'd just have more water. The only thing to do in that case would be to get closer to some kind of shore and have a big zoom capability. Or I guess have a big storm with big waves towering over you, which is not something that I'm anxious to see.

    For the Pontcysylite Aqueduct- I was taking photos at that point with my first digital camera (it was in 2002). If I could have gotten to a place where I could have seen the whole thing from close enough I guess a panorama setting might have helped, but really the problem was that I would have needed to be in a helicopter or a parallel aqueduct to get the awesomeness of the whole thing. I could do it for the bridge in Iron Bridge, but I didn't have a good vantage point for the Aqueduct.

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  • hasbeen 5w

    I have to get a new camera. My last 3 have been the most recent version of the compact Panasonic Lumix .. with fabulous zoom but most important was the GPS.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for other makes of compact cameras with GPS?

    Peter

    The Olympus Tough TG4 looks pretty appealing as does the Sony HX400V. Very impressive zoom on that Sony!

    hasbeen

    Of those two, I prefer the Olympus for its size & the ability to do time-lapse but the zoom is very small. compared to the Panasonic Lumix DMC series. I do like cameras that slip into my shirt pocket.
    The GPS on my old Lumix was a bit erratic & I wonder if anyone has experienced the GPS on the latest version DMC-SZ40, or indeed on any camera.

  • Peter 5w

    What places have you travelled to that really stood out for their photographic potential?

    ToonSarah

    Interesting question! I am of the opinion that EVERY place has photographic potential, to be honest. But stand-outs? Here are a few:

    For wildlife - Galapagos Islands (because the animals haven't learned to fear people), birds in the Gambia
    For scenery/landscapes - Atacama Desert, the National Parks of the western US (Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands etc.), Namibia, the hill-top towns of Marche and Umbria
    For architecture - Art Deco in Riga, medieval in Tallinn, skyscrapers in NYC
    For street photography - London, NYC
    For local culture - Ecuador, Guatemala

    I could go on .... ;-)

    ToonSarah

    And amazingly (because I've just been there) I forgot India which should have been included under local culture and architecture, at least

    king_golo

    For landscape: Scotland
    For wildlife: Namibia / Botswana
    For street art: Lyon, London, Berlin
    For street life: Vietnam

    Curious to read what the others think!

    balhannahrise

    Landscape - Plitvice Lakes, Croatia, The Dolomites, Italy, Cappadocia, Turkey, Atacama Desert, Chile
    Village - Semur-en-Auxios, France and many more
    Wildlife - Kangaroo Island, South Australia
    Local street life/culture - La Paz, Bolivia

    aussirose

    Landscape - Rocky Mountains Canada, Smoky Mountains US in the fall, backwaters of Kerala India
    Underwater - Pulau Tioman Malaysia
    Wildflowers - Western Australia
    Night lights - Brugges Belgium
    Streets/Culture - Marrakesh, Penang, New Orleans
    Wildlife - Belize
    Architecture - Valencia and Barcelona Spain, Savannah Georgia

    But like Sarah said, there is a good photograph to be had wherever you go.

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