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A Bit Late, but, CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY is UP and RUNNING


By:  @a-macarthur, an hour ago
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Click HERE … & Go THERE  
 
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I Like a Good Peace as Much as the Next Guy …


By:  @a-macarthur, 15 hours ago
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Latest By:  @community, 4 hours ago

… and you can Take than Any Way You'd Care To  With all that's not right with the world, all the bad feelings, ugly feelings and acrimony, I thought I'd do the following … ~ Throughout the day, I will be posting "PEACEFUL IMAGERY" hoping to bring NT members together in a discussion that evokes/provokes nothing but peaceful interactions. ~ I invite others to post similar imagery, and, if you have no photos, "PEACEFUL THOUGHTS AND WORDS" will be just as welcome. A. Mac To begin... 
 
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The Adirondacks this Summer


By:  @spikegary, one month ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 5 hours ago

Got to spend another long weekend with my parents and some friends at our family lake house in the Adirondacks and thought it would be nice to share some of the views.  We had torrential rains on Saturday, causing the lake to rise 24 inches over the next day, but by Sunday it was clear and sunny for the rest of the extended weekend.  Every time I go there, it gets a little harder to leave:... 
 
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PHOTO CHALLENGE TO NT PHOTOGRAPHERS: OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, one week ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 15 hours ago

PHOTO CHALLENGE TO NT PHOTOGRAPHERS:  OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE THE RULES In this case, the adage has nothing to do with wedding gifts, but with photos. Except for one situation explained below all of the photos must have been taken by you.. Please do not just post photos, but also provide descriptions and explanations that are relevant to them. Post NO MORE THAN ONE PHOTO for EACH of the 4 categories. Photo 1: OLD This is to be a photo EITHER of something... 
 
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More Adirondack Beauty


By:  @spikegary, 2 days ago
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Latest By:  @community, 15 hours ago

I hope you don't get tired of my photos, I enjoy taking them and I enjoy sharing them with anyone-the place is where I go to download and jettison stress.                             Known as 'Fish Hatchery Pond' has a man made dam holding the water-this is the main tributary to the lake my family's place is on.                             Another view of Fish Hatchery Pond... 
 
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Laying on my Back, Staring up at the Adirondack Sky


By:  @spikegary, 2 days ago
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Latest By:  @community, 15 hours ago

Well, I can't say I'm happy about it, but here I am.  Back among you....a week vacation to the lake house was much needed and lots of fun.  Had to do some repairs, but that comes with running a property.  The weather was mid to upper 70s (so was the lake water) and sunny most the time we were there.  I was laying on the dock in the sun, staring at the sky and I got an idea to send you some pics.  Not sure if it will translate well to photos, but the sky was what I consider an 'impossible... 
 
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Another Page from My Book of Imagery


By:  @a-macarthur, 3 days ago
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Please Take a Look   Click on the link … again, I'm not selling, just sharing.  
 
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Nice to See Ya' Monarch Butterfly … It's Been a While


By:  @a-macarthur, 4 days ago
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Latest By:  @community, 4 days ago

I hadn't seen any Monarch Butterflies in the last three years … until recently. But, hearteningly, in the last few weeks, I've seen a few. Here's a shot from earlier today.   Monarch & Milkweed © A. Mac/A.G.   Second in the Series © A. Mac/A.G.  
 
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My (Photographic) Life is an Opened Book


By:  @a-macarthur, 5 days ago
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Latest By:  @community, 4 days ago

I invite my friends on NT to review its pages (one-page-at-a-time). A Page for Your Inspection  
 
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Not Sellin' … Just Sharin'!


By:  @a-macarthur, 6 days ago
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Latest By:  @community, 5 days ago

In 1983, I took a position as a Newspaper Editor having had prior years of experience in editorial writing, publication design and layout … but NOT photography . First day on the job, I found that I was also the staff photographer  … news to this, then NEWS MAN. In a desk drawer of the editor preceding me, was a Canon AE-1 camera … film, not digital (in those days) … no users manual and no "Photography for Dummies" book either. In short, I learned photography on-the-job... 
 
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How To Prepare and Post a Photo-Essay


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 5 days ago
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Latest By:  @community, 5 days ago

How To Prepare and Post a Photo-Essay Others may do this differently, but if you have seen any of my Photo Essays, or the Old, New, Borrowed and Blue Challenge, you will see how they look. The first thing to do is after determining my topic is to select the photos I will use for it. Your photos may need editing, and you should do that before anything else.  I then re-save the selected photos labeling them with a code so that they are easily identified for posting (i.e. oldnew 1,... 
 
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The irony of civility … found in a wild setting. © A. Mac/A.G. https://a-gurmankin.pixels.com/featured/lake-sunset-and-sedge-grass-silhouettes-pocono-mountains-a-gurmankin.html   © A. Mac/A.G. Yesterday, NT member "magnoliaave" indicated that she liked to see deer … and I promised to post some deer photos for her; I have quite a few deer photos, and I will bet that I have several of what may be the "most unusual deer photos" one... 
 
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"Keepin' Me Off-the-Streets"


By:  @a-macarthur, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @pj, one week ago

Growing up in Philadelphia, the 1950's version of "Street Smarts" had nothing to do with guns or drugs … rather … with "rumbles" (a.k.a. "street fights"), "fair ones" (a.k.a. "fights between two teenagers in which no weapons were involved -- usually taking place in a school yard with supporters of each combatant present, this to assure that such a fight was, indeed, a "fair one" -- a colloquialism emerged. That colloquialism, in retrospect, might be seen as the forerunner to one of... 
 
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Horny Dude Opens this Week's Creative Arts Thursday/Friday


By:  @a-macarthur, one week ago
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See for yourself. Click, Go!  
 
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Ladies and Gentlemen … Step Right Up and See the Painted Lady


By:  @a-macarthur, one week ago
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Latest By:  @community, one week ago

Butterfly, that is! © A. Mac/A.G.  
 
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If you are new to NT, or, new to the Photography & Art Forum, some background on this image and images from the same sequence of images …  My backyard is at the edge of a forest (albeit literally in the city of Philadelphia). Philadelphia has the largest wild White-tailed Deer population of any major city in the world. Looking out into my backyard one morning last year, I saw a fawn struggling to stand for the first time just after being born. As I went for my camera, in... 
 
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Liuzhou, a not well travelled city in South Central China - a photo retrospective Liuzhou, in Guanxi Autonomous Region, about half way between Yangshou and Nanning, is a smaller city, about 1,000,000 population, rarely visited by foreigners.  However, I found that there were things about that city that attracted me.  First of all, I do prefer to live in a city that does not take an hour or two to cross, besides its being generally uncrowded.  In the centre of the city is one of the most... 
 
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Remote and Quiet Beauty


By:  @a-macarthur, 2 weeks ago
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One of my favorite places to find perspective and peace. © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link  
 
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"In the Middle of the Night" (In Deference to Billy Joel)


By:  @a-macarthur, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @katpen, 2 weeks ago

Ready for submission to be considered by various publishing projects … (one of many images that have been keeping me busy). © A. Mac/A.G. Best Look at this Link  
 
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NV Folks New to The NewsTalkers … Don't Be Shy … Come on Bye!


By:  @a-macarthur, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @oldcrankyman, 2 weeks ago

We're all friends here …  The Photography & Art Forum is a good place to get acclimated and acquainted. Have a camera or cell phone … a drawing, painting … a poem you'd like to have illustrated … share it here. Have a question about photography … Photoshop … please ask. Or just be a regulator visitor to see what's new. A. Macarthur (A. Mac) Don't be shy … stay and say, HI!" © A. Mac/A.G.  
 
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You can get there be clicking the link below. Click and you'll be there.  
 
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Dynasty Capital Luoyang - a photo retrospective


By:  @community, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @katlin02, 2 weeks ago

Dynasty Capital Luoyang - a photo retrospective Luoyang is a city that was about 3 or 4 hours drive from Zhengzhou, where I was living.  Realizing that China has more than 5000 years of civilization, history has provided it with a number of dynasty capitals, and Luoyang was an important one. It has been more than a few years since I visited it, but I was there at least 3 times. As with some of the other photo retrospectives I've been posting, you may aleady have seen at least some of... 
 
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How to post a picture/photo to an article or comment


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 weeks ago

How to post a picture/photo to an article or comment 1.   Above the window you open, you will see on the 3rd row of icons what looks like a square bit of film strip next to the smiley.  Click on it and it will take you to a new window where you should click on "Upload an Image". 2.   That will open another window that has 4 items to choose - the first one is "size" (I usually choose 512). The next one is "position" (if what you post is smaller, you could put pictures right and... 
 
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I have absolutely no idea why I have taken so many pictures of Pelicans when we were on cruises. They just strike me as very strange birds and in Cabo San Lucas they are everywhere around the harbor.  
 
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Good Night All


By:  @a-macarthur, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @katpen, 3 weeks ago

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