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Hi all, sharing images of New York from my trip this year. NYC has always been one of my favorite city. Love the energy and beauty of this great place. Plenty of nice spots to take pictures as well.
All images taken with E-M5. Filters - PhotosphereSG Haida filter kit
Album and better res here ->https://flic.kr/s/aHsk6D31JY
A classic view of Downtown Manhattan from Brooklyn.
Top of the Empire
A great view of downtown Manhattan from the top of Empire State Building.
Modern Meets Tradition
St. Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan. NYC architecture juxtaposed..
I have many shots from this angle, but I like this one with the lady looking up..
Long exposure of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
A Walk Through the Window
Through the beautiful arched windows in GCT...
View of Brooklyn...
The Orange Tail Resin Bee enjoys relatively protected hotel life and I get a few shots in return.
Female bee sealing up the nest which is a 3/8" hole I drilled in a wooden post hung under the veranda.
Foraging in the sunflowers.
Wasp parasitising the bee's nest.
New born, looking back from whence it came.
Something I don't see often.
Alone at last.
One I gave a helping hand to.
Let go, let go … I saw it first.
I had a previous idea that has escaped me, but considering it's the week of July 4..and Bastille day approaching too, I thought this might be an appropriate topic (at least in the US...but don't let that limit your creativity). The theme for this challenge is "Independence".
Feel free to interpret the theme any way you see fit (you need not be specific to any nation/state or entity....it could be an animal, person, object...etc). This is for fun after all.
You may add a little context around the entries when it was provided. This isn't mandatory, but including information on the camera and lens along with the location and any relevant history or significance of the subject makes the entry more interesting.
Please post a single image that represents the theme. The deadline to post entries to this challenge will be Monday, July 13 at 6pm Eastern Daylight Time. (I'm extending this one a little so that we have two full weekends in which to shoot. Having the contest begin and end midweek will likely maximize opportunities for those of us who aren't retired.)
After that, voting will remain open through 6pm (EDT) on Tuesday, June 14. Votes will be tallied, and a winner will be announced Tuesday evening, and then the next challenge should be posted by the winner soon after.
- A single "theme" will be provided for each challenge. These can specify a particular subject (e.g. "trees", "vehicles", "animals", "water"), a shooting/post processing method ("black and white", "shot in M-mode (manual)", "blur", "multiple exposure") or it can be more ephemeral ("happy", "orange", "renewal", "symmetry"). Note: since our audience is global, themes that reference a particular season of the year should be avoided.
- Each challenge will run for a period of two weeks. This should give everyone that wishes to participate a chance to get out and exercise his/her vision.
- Since the intent of this...
(Some of these photos I've already shared loosely around the forums, but I believed a coherent story was more interesting)
I went there last summer with a good friend. Local norwegians from the psychedelic community had managed to deal with the logistics of creating a music festival on a very desolate island on the tip of the Lofoten Islands. The focus is trancemusic, ambient, chillout and other electronic influences. And alternative culture in general.
The nature is totally magnificent, and to top it off, there was almost 100% midnight sun (only dipping below the horizon for an hour).
I believe around 300 people attended the festival in total. It will *probably* be held again in 2016.
The travel from Denmark to the location took forever (15+ hours), but time spent waiting for ferry connections was used to eat fish (gifted to us by other partygoers who brought fishing equipment) and chatting with new people. In the end we made it to Bodø (pictured) - and what a place! Deliciously fresh air, and only a 4+ hours ferry ride before we're at the Destination Værøy.
Oozing out in the chill.
Beach stage built entirely from beach gatherings and timber
On the top of the ridge dividing the Væroy island. 250+ meters altitude.
But going higher was possible... vantage point @ 300+ meters in the left corner, and a guy wandering up there....
Questions (technical and otherwise), comments and critiques very welcome.
My wife and I after being married for almost two years finally found the time and funds to go to Kauai on our honeymoon. We stayed on this fantastic island for almost 8 days and enjoyed every minute of it. There's something for everyone. Road trips? Check. Laze around on the beach? Check. Surf? Hike? Walk? Check, check and check.
This is a great place to recharge and refresh your perspective on life. It helped me teach myself to slow down a touch and enjoy the simpler things in life.
While doing all this, in the back of our head, we knew we'd have to get back to the reality of the rat race and we did our best to capture the magic and grandeur of the various scenes we were lucky to witness. Here's a small sampling from each day that will hopefully give you the feeling that you were there with us witnessing the majesty of this island.
All pictures clickable for full size. All pictures taken with E-M1. O60mm used on lizard pictures, 12-40 pro for everything else.
From under the Waimea Pier
Waimea Canyon Waterfall
Sunset looking away from Kilauea Lighthouse
Hanalei Princeville Taro Fields Lookout