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A Photo Essay of Sunsets (And Fish)


By:  @kavika, 3 days ago
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As requested by Buzz and hopefully with some help from Mac


By:  @randy, 5 hours ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 4 hours ago

I know the below pictures are terrible. I took them with a point and click 14.0 Megapixel Polaroid with 15x camera before I got the much better camera that a good friend has provided to me now. I am afraid that they may be beyond help and are certainly beyond the help of the Photoshop Elements 7 that I have loaded and I don't think that even a pro-Photoshop could save them considering what there is to work with. Still Buzz suggested I throw them out here and see if anyone can do anything... 
 
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One More Fawn Before Heading to the Poconos


By:  @community, 3 days ago
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Latest By:  @community, 3 days ago

Fawn Mesmerized by Mountain Laurel © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link  
 
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Rustic, Rusty, Simplistic … CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY


By:  @community, 4 days ago
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Head on Over to the CREATIVE ARTS GROUP  
 
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More of "Intensification of the Familiar"


By:  @community, 5 days ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 4 days ago

In case you haven't seen it … My First "Intensification" Article I think it safe to assume that virtually anyone who has walked in or alongside a meadow, field, or, even spent time in a back yard, has seen the common wildflowers in the Aster/Daisy family. And for sure, most of us have enjoyed the so-called "Magic Hour" around the time of a sunset. These and other phenomena are "familiar" … but … if "familiarity" doesn't always "breed contempt," in my opinion, it may well... 
 
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A New Word in My Wildlife Vocabulary


By:  @community, 6 days ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 5 days ago

I have coined  a completely logical term for the process of reproduction among species of DEER ; each thread participant is allowed ONE GUESS as to that term. In the meantime … my new Nikon 200-500mm lens attached to a Nikon 500D camera … continues to kick butt! From this past Saturday in the Pocono Mountains … White-tailed Deer Fawn © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link Fawn Foraging in a Meadow © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look... 
 
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Intensification of the Familiar


By:  @community, one week ago
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Latest By:  @community, 6 days ago

I think it safe to assume that virtually anyone who has walked in or alongside a meadow, field, or, even spent time in a back yard, has seen the common wildflowers in the Aster/Daisy family. And for sure, most of us have enjoyed the so-called "Magic Hour" around the time of a sunset. These and other phenomena are "familiar" … but … if "familiarity" doesn't always "breed contempt," in my opinion, it may well cause us to view things casually, indifferently, or ultimately, not at all.... 
 
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I Wasn't Sure I Could Do it, but I Did it!


By:  @community, one week ago
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Latest By:  @community, one week ago

Photograph a Butterfly in Flight, that is. © A. Mac/A.G.  
 
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Ancient Xi'an - a Photographic Retrospective


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, one week ago

Ancient Xi'an - a Photographic Retrospective As with some of the other photo-essays I have been posting recently, this is a retrospective of my visit to Xian, about 9 years ago.  Although many of the photos were posted before on a previous photo-essay a number of years ago, I have been able to re-edit and improve them, and besides, there are probably many members who never saw these previously.  Xi'an, like some others cities I am revisiting on NT, was a dynasty capital of China known... 
 
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On a Day with Been Senseless Violence …


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @randy, one week ago

I am not religious … I do not identify myself to anyone as a Jew, nor as a Christian, nor, by anything (and ,only if pressed for such an identity) other than "a citizen of the planet". On a day of senseless violence like today, when "reason" is elusive … I take myself to a place in nature and remind myself of the lines spoken by George Burns (playing the role of God) in the film, "Oh, God".… "You can love each other, cherish and nurture each other or you can kill each other.... 
 
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"My Profession is …" ~ Creative Arts Thursday/Friday


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 weeks ago

Click and Head on Over to the CREATIVE ARTS GROUP  
 
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Spending Time at "The Edge" and in the "Thicket of Things"


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 2 weeks ago

Many opportunities for wildlife and nature photographs arise at FOREST EDGES and in and around THICKETS. Because of such opportunities, I take myself and my cameras regularly to such places. Not every such outing yields good photos … but for sure … when even a single, good photo is made, it's quite satisfying. From last Saturday in the Pocono Mountains, on a back road that bisected a forest edge on my left and a thicket on my right … I got this and others in a series of the subject.... 
 
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Kaifeng - One of China's Ancient Dynasty Capitals - A Photo Retrospective


By:  @community, 4 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 weeks ago

Kaifeng - One of China's Ancient Dynasty Capitals - A Photo Retrospective It's been at least 5 years since I was there, and since it was so close to Zhengzhou, the city in which my wife and I were living, I travelled to it a number of times, before and after we married. These are some of the photos I took there. Some you might have seen long ago, and some have not been posted on NT before.  "[Kaifeng] was the capital of China during several dynasties, and was visited by Marco... 
 
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Peace to All … Especially to Those with Whom I Vehemently Disagree


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 weeks ago

Perspective … earlier today in a mountain forest. Life Goes on in Spite of Us … Hopefully © A. Mac/A.G.    
 
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The Colour of Night, in China


By:  @community, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 weeks ago

The Colour of Night, in China This is a collection of night-time shots taken over the past more than 8 years. None were taken with a tripod (I don't even have one) so they might not be super-sharp, but they are at least indicative of what China is like at night. Except for the first two photos, they werw all taken in Chongqing which I started visiting almost 9 years ago to meet with the woman with whom I am now married. I will probably remain in Chongqing now for the rest of my life.... 
 
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One More Damsel, Still, No Distress


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 weeks ago

Damselfly © A. Mac/A.G.  
 
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Pictures that Remain in the "Pipe Line" of Our Minds


By:  @community, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 weeks ago

There are images, which, once seen, remain in our memory data banks forever; for, once seen, if ever seen again at some future point in time … we are likely to say aloud … "Ha! I remember that!" I believe I took such a picture yesterday … Chipmunk in a Drain Pipe © A. Mac/A.G.  
 
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CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY ~ See the Damsel (In no Particular Distress)


By:  @community, 3 weeks ago
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Click and Go There  
 
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More "Pheelin' Good" Photos


By:  @community, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 3 weeks ago

Let's begin with one from a simpler, quieter and likely, "more sane" time. One of My Restorations © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link  
 
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Some Pictures Just Plain Make Me Feel Good


By:  @community, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 3 weeks ago

Is it color, subject matter, a departure from disconcerting stuff like politics … all of these together and/or any combination of these attributes? Who knows? I just know a"feel good" picture when I see one. © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link Deptford Pink Flowers © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link  
 
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Hey! You're in My Seat!


By:  @community, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 3 weeks ago

  House Finch, Male, Cowbird Male (right) © A. Mac/A.G.  
 
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Things are Lookin' Up, My Deer


By:  @community, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @katpen, 3 weeks ago

I have taken many photographs of deer … this one is a bit out of the ordinary. © A. Mac/A.G. Batman Imposter (Common Grackle) © A. Mac/A.G.  
 
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One for the Road


By:  @community, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @nona62, 3 weeks ago

Heading to the woods, lake and streams … so, here's one for the road (so-to-speak). © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link  
 
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CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY ~ June 1, 2, 2017


By:  @community, 4 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 4 weeks ago

It's Here at this Link  
 
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Pushing the "Negative Space" in Some of My Imagery


By:  @community, 4 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 4 weeks ago

Negative space , in art, is the space  around and between the subject(s) of an image.  Just how much "negative space" does it take to occupy the space of any given image … BEFORE THE NEGATIVE SPACE ITSELF, BECOMES "THE SUBJECT"? I've been creating images of birds in flight recently and removing as much detail around the birds as I can … UNTIL THE FORMS OF THE INDIVIDUAL BIRDS (hopefully) STRIKE A BALANCE WITH THE OVERWHELMINGLY GREATER EXPANSIVE, NEGATIVE SPACE... 
 
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