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Penally Pembrokeshire Wales

Fishing by grouser

Posted on 2020-10-25

I was sitting on this concrete jetty (a disused sewage outlet and drain) playing with my new (to me) Olympus whilst Mrs G was taking a bracing swim. I had taken several pictures of the fisherman when this lad came along. I snapped him leaping in to the water and serendipity took over, as I suspect it often does in photography. It wasn't until I had uploaded the pictures to a computer that I realised I had captured the exact moment that his hand aligned with the boat on the horizon making it appear he was launching a toy into the sea as he jumped.

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Echoes in Eternity

Giants Causeway, United Kingdom

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The little basalt islands sticking out over the water caught my attention and I was hoping that a long exposure would create an effect where they looked like there were almost floating in the clouds. Another aspect of the composition that I liked was how there seemed to be multiple layers of rocks, almost like terraces, and the water worked its way around them beautifully to enhance the floating feeling.

I went for a 6 min exposure to maximise the smoothness of the water and also to ensure I had enough movement in the clouds. The clouds were moving away steadily and enough remained over the horizon to allow me to catch them before they were all gone. They also seemed to move and radiate from the brightest part of the scene and it was exactly what I was looking for in this image.

One day I would love to see what this location looks like on a stormy day with bigger waves but I love the tranquil atmosphere of that evening that we were able to witness and photograph.

Echoes in Eternity by Darkelf Photography

Echoes in Eternity by Darkelf Photography

Posted on 2020-07-06

The little basalt islands sticking out over the water caught my attention and I was hoping that a long exposure would create an effect where they looked like there were almost floating in the clouds. Another aspect of the composition that I liked was how there seemed to be multiple layers of rocks, almost like terraces, and the water worked its way around them beautifully to enhance the floating feeling.

I went for a 6 min exposure to maximise the smoothness of the water and also to ensure I had enough movement in the clouds. The clouds were moving away steadily and enough remained over the horizon to allow me to catch them before they were all gone. They also seemed to move and radiate from the brightest part of the scene and it was exactly what I was looking for in this image.

One day I would love to see what this location looks like on a stormy day with bigger waves but I love the tranquil atmosphere of that evening that we were able to witness and photograph.

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Are you the lighthouse of someone's Storm???

Are you the lighthouse of someone's Storm??? by Devendra

Posted on 2020-04-18

I am fascinated by Lighthouses. Might sounds odd but yet true. Man made objects / machines to withstand all the fury of nature spreading light across the ocean, leading / guiding sailing lives through the darkness; yet humble enough to stand without much glitter throughout the day. Some of the best views over the Ocean from my memory are either lighthouses or from multiple Sea Forts in India.

This image is captured at Isle of Skye on my last trip there in March. Although this is not the typical bucket list shot people tend to capture at this location; I still love the nice natural contrast and the leading lines drawing us towards the lighthouse. Simple yet effective!!!

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Cwm Idwal - Snowdonia II

Cwm Idwal - Snowdonia II by Jules

Posted on 2020-02-01

The last time I walked this path with my wife she was pregnant with our daughter - Ten Years later and we walked the same path with Tegan, now 9 years old and Gethin, our 7 year old son.

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A walk among woodland

A walk among woodland by Devendra

Posted on 2020-01-21

All in all it's a simple walk among woodland but when elements in nature flourish, then paint a beautiful multi-dimensional image in front of you.

Here's presenting you an image I manage to capture just at the right moment. When Sun finally decides to show up momentarily on a chilly morning in the forest, the dull, frosty scene suddenly transforms into this beautiful landscape. I hardly had couple of minutes before this would all change and in that rush I focussed on capturing the moment instead of scene.

I tried to walk around and capture the so called photogenic locations along the trail but the moment had already passed. This remains my favourite moment from today...

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A bord d'un cargo

A bord d'un cargo by Mhelene

Posted on 2019-08-05

Nights and days on board a container ship with loading and unloading of containers in the ports and as here the Scottish coasts in the rising sun see the earth moving closer from the freighter

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Elements in Nature

Elements in Nature by Devendra

Posted on 2019-06-03

This image was captured near Glenfinnan Viaduct on a Sunday evening. It's stopped raining just few minutes ago but there are clouds in the sky. The Sun still cannot penetrate through these thick layers, however that creates for a moody atmosphere.

As everything around had a cast of Grey, I decided to click this as Black-n-White.

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Milton Abbas

Milton Abbas by Jules

Posted on 2019-04-21

When I was a young my Father was Rector for this village. While in Dorset, I took the opportunity to visit again. Though it is still just as picturesque and quintessentially Thomas Hardy's "Dorset", I couldn't help but feel disappointed. The presence of cars parked outside the thatched cottages sadly spoil the very essence of this village. This was the first time I have really got a sense of how much our lives have changed and how positive progress can also have detrimental consequences.

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Cross Now

Cross Now by AG

Posted on 2019-03-19

Never a quiet moment.

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Murmuration

Murmuration by Brockaly

Posted on 2019-02-19

A murmuration of starlings. Near Leominster.

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Frozen Dew Drops

Frozen Moments by Devendra

Posted on 2019-01-05

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
-- Rabindranath Tagore

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Luskentryre Beach, Isle of Harris, Scotland

Luskentyre Beach, Isle of Harris, Scotland by Don Smith

Posted on 2018-12-24

My 10th favorite image of the year comes from the Isle of Harris and Lewis in the Scottish Highlands. I was on a scouting trip with Ron Modra for next Oct.'s Scottish Highlands Workshop when a local photographer took us to Luskentyre Beach for a sunrise shoot!

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Man looking through reflective surface on train

Monocholia. Self Mania by Chris

Posted on 2018-06-01

An old carriage. Broken and worn. Used. A reflection of myself.

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Bosherston Pembrokeshire Wales

Bottoms UP by grouser

Posted on 2020-10-13

I was walking across the causeway of one of the Bosherston ponds, a series of artificial lakes created by a dam at a narrow outlet leading to the sea. The narrow dam flooded flooded three small valleys. I noticed the family of swans and all were head down feeding. By the time I had the camera up and ready a couple had their heads out of the water. As they went down other heads came up. I had to wait a while before all four cooperated again and I got my ST shot

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Eilean Donan Castle

Scotland, United Kingdom

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One of the best known Scottish castles can be found on the way to the Isle of Skye and it is of course the Eileen Donan Castle. It is located on a small island where three lochs meet - Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh. It is a very picturesque location and it has been a photographer's favourite for a long time. It has also been utilised in various movies and television. I remember it vividly from the film Highlander where it featured prominently.

It was early autumn and you can just see some of the fall colours starting to show in the surrounding hills. It was not autumn in full swing but the moment definitely had an autumnal feel to it, especially with the cool, crisp highland air. If we were not in a hurry to a planned distillery tour that was quite a long way away, I would have definitely loved to stay there a little longer on that morning.

Eilean Donan Castle by Darkelf Photography

Eilean Donan Castle by Darkelf Photography

Posted on 2020-07-27

One of the best known Scottish castles can be found on the way to the Isle of Skye and it is of course the Eileen Donan Castle. It is located on a small island where three lochs meet - Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh. It is a very picturesque location and it has been a photographer's favourite for a long time. It has also been utilised in various movies and television. I remember it vividly from the film Highlander where it featured prominently.

It was early autumn and you can just see some of the fall colours starting to show in the surrounding hills. It was not autumn in full swing but the moment definitely had an autumnal feel to it, especially with the cool, crisp highland air. If we were not in a hurry to a planned distillery tour that was quite a long way away, I would have definitely loved to stay there a little longer on that morning.

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Lizard Orchid by Richard Irwin

Posted on 2020-06-17

This Lizard Orchid is the loneliest and rarest flower in my region, The East Midlands. How it got here, nobody knows. Probably blown north on the wind I guess. There is now a protection order for it by the local government.

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Goodnight, good nights.

Appledore, United Kingdom

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As I get older I’ve grown increasingly fond of a good pub. To a young me they were just places to ‘get drunk & pull birds’. I was pretty hopeless at both. This means I didn’t really take to pubs til University, where many friendships were forged over unpleasantly warm pints that our skint selves had nursed just a bit too long

I’ve travelled the country using pubs as accommodation of choice. Not only is it efficient having one place to eat, drink & sleep, they’re generally more homely & welcoming than hotels & getting involved with the locals is often interesting, hilarious & rewarding

I’ve mourned the decline & closure of many traditional boozers, including my own local. There’s an argument that the remaining pubs have risen to the challenges of a changing market, moved with the times & upped their offer. Certainly it appears modern publicans invest time, love & effort & in some of the smaller communities, pubs are the beating heart of all that goes on.

Goodnight, good nights. by digitalCG

Goodnight, good nights. by digitalCG

Posted on 2020-03-22

As I get older I’ve grown increasingly fond of a good pub. To a young me they were just places to ‘get drunk & pull birds’. I was pretty hopeless at both. This means I didn’t really take to pubs til University, where many friendships were forged over unpleasantly warm pints that our skint selves had nursed just a bit too long

I’ve travelled the country using pubs as accommodation of choice. Not only is it efficient having one place to eat, drink & sleep, they’re generally more homely & welcoming than hotels & getting involved with the locals is often interesting, hilarious & rewarding

I’ve mourned the decline & closure of many traditional boozers, including my own local. There’s an argument that the remaining pubs have risen to the challenges of a changing market, moved with the times & upped their offer. Certainly it appears modern publicans invest time, love & effort & in some of the smaller communities, pubs are the beating heart of all that goes on.

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Mary's Shell, Cleveleys

Mary's Shell, Cleveleys by Ian Bramham

Posted on 2019-11-05

A wonderful work of art on the beach at Cleveleys in Lancashire by artist Stephen Broadbent.

The sculpture is made of twisted metal and is big enough to walk inside.

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Red Kites.

Red Kites. by Dave Armstrong.

Posted on 2019-09-07

Red Kite feeding station, Gigrin Farm, Wales.

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cotswolds england bourton-on-the-water

Scenes From Bourton 4 by Daryl Johnson

Posted on 2019-09-03

We visited this bakery in Bourton as it was recommended in a Japanese guide book my wife had - it was a very good choice for lunch!

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Purton Hulks. Gloucestershire

Purton Hulks. Gloucestershire by Nigel

Posted on 2019-06-05

Today is the 10th anniversary of my membership of the Aminus Community. I've managed to post a picture every day, in all a total of 3,653. Thanks for all the comments over the years. I apologise for not being able to reciprocate. Enjoy your photography people :-)
This image is of old barges, beached on the bank of the River Severn in the 50s and 60s. They are positioned to help prevent the erosion of the river bank.

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Clouds over Glen Etive

Glen Etive by Devendra

Posted on 2019-03-29

This was shot while I was driving past Glen Etive, Scotland, UK. Weather in Scotland changes very rapidly. Just before I shot this picture, it was sunny and there were rainbows across the mountain. But by the time I stopped and got my phone out sun disappeared and so did the rainbow. Nevertheless the low clouds over the mountain still brought some moody-ness and drama in the frame and I happily accepted the picture Mother Nature gifted me. :)

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beyond the mist, life is about to begin!

beyond the mist... by Devendra

Posted on 2019-02-03

I enter the world called real as one enters a mist.
-- Julien Green

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Liverpool UK Library

Liverpool Library by grouser

Posted on 2018-11-12

Wandered in to the library by accident looking for a tourist information office and was blown away by the view above

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So tired

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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I am a Paramedic working in Sheffield in the UK.
The Pandemic is causing many challanges to our NHS, shortage of equipment, staff, ppe the list can go on..
Also there is the toll on the humans who work with Covid-19 victims/patients at this time. I normally work part-time but was asked to go back full-time to help with the amount of calls and patients who need transportation to hospital.
Some days were very busy, sometimes with very sick people, who needed 100% attention and treatment.
The picture is as it was that day. I was very tired, it was near the end of the shift, we had been very busy and I just needed five minutes before clearing up and cleaning up my equipment again and so just sat down. I then asked my colleague to take a picture so in one sense the shot is not candid but posed a bit. But the ambulance, the stretcher and the equipment were as they were. We had to then get on and clean everything and put it all away before heading off for next call.!!

So tired.. by Mike

So tired.. by Mike

Posted on 2020-09-27

I am a Paramedic working in Sheffield in the UK.
The Pandemic is causing many challanges to our NHS, shortage of equipment, staff, ppe the list can go on..
Also there is the toll on the humans who work with Covid-19 victims/patients at this time. I normally work part-time but was asked to go back full-time to help with the amount of calls and patients who need transportation to hospital.
Some days were very busy, sometimes with very sick people, who needed 100% attention and treatment.
The picture is as it was that day. I was very tired, it was near the end of the shift, we had been very busy and I just needed five minutes before clearing up and cleaning up my equipment again and so just sat down. I then asked my colleague to take a picture so in one sense the shot is not candid but posed a bit. But the ambulance, the stretcher and the equipment were as they were. We had to then get on and clean everything and put it all away before heading off for next call.!!

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My two rides today..

My two rides today.. by Mike

Posted on 2020-09-28

My two rides today..

My bike and my ambulance..
Both fun to drive.!
But with very different uses..

Cagiva Navigator 1000.
Mercedes Sprinter Ambulance..

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Stonehenge

Stonehenge by Bob

Posted on 2020-02-25

Not far away from where I live on the Columbia River, there's a Stonehenge replica. I always thought I would go there and find some unsuspecting tourist. The one time I went looking, I was the only one there for hours. No picture that day! When Debbie and I went to the "real" Stonehenge, we were among about 100 tourists. I stalked these guys for while and don't think they didn't notice, so I finally took this shot out of fear they would soon wallop me with motorcycle chains. I wish it were better composed but fear does that to you, doesn't it? Makes you act irrationally. They were probably nice guys just like the rest of us, seeing the world and enjoying their later years.

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Higger Tor.

Higger Tor. by Dave Armstrong.

Posted on 2019-09-18

Higger Tor is a dominant landmark of the Dark Peak, in the north of the Peak District National Park. It is a gritstone tor overlooking the Burbage Valley and the iron age hill fort of Carl Wark to the southeast.

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misty mornings

misty mornings by Devendra

Posted on 2019-09-06

This was captured near Kilchurn castle in Scotland. I was hoping some sunlight would show up and will get to capture some strides of light across or around the tree in center. But weather turned even more gray and then started raining. So this is the best I could captured that day...

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Bow Fiddle Rock

Bow Fiddle Rock by Devendra

Posted on 2019-07-11

The Bow Fiddle Rock is so called because it resembles the very tip of a bow. It was formed by erosion of a rock called Cullen Quartzite. This is one of many different quartzites found in Scotland.

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The best fashion ramp is the street

The best fashion ramp is the street by Chetan

Posted on 2019-05-19

Greenwich, London, 2018.

As soon as I noticed him, I knew the gentleman is a must capture. I was a little hesitant initially, but the photographer in me sometimes surprises me. The frame was perfect, a lady in red on one side, the London Red bus on the other. I raised my camera.

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Pembrokeshire Wales UK

Arcoiris by grouser

Posted on 2019-05-01

Walking along the coast path in sunshine I took a series of pictures of these storm clouds and the rainbow to the south. They gradually moved along over Caldey Island as I walked. This is the last one where the rainbow was perfectly placed above the beach. I walk this stretch of coast regularly and it is always an uplifting experience. Particularly so this time.

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Natural Mirror

Natural Mirror by Devendra

Posted on 2019-04-08

This was captured at the Pier in Luss Village near Loch Lomond shores. It was beautiful Sunday evening with very little wind and water around the shores had hardly any movement. A perfect template scene for a long exposure shot. One thing I hate about Lee Big Stopper is the blue hue it adds to the image. May be I could do with little more exposure.

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making way against all odds

making way against all odds by Devendra

Posted on 2019-01-02

How often we see a river stream flowing among mountains... cutting through those high rise peeks carrying water! I take it as an enlightening experience to find my way against all obstacles.

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Feeding Time

Feeding Time by Avian Grey

Posted on 2018-11-10

A surprisingly orderly feed - manners often get forgotten when the food comes out !

Have a safe weekend, All.

- AG

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