Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by texan, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    I started a thread photo of the day. It's intention was to post recent photos / new photos
    that reflect news or recent photos.

    I think I will start this named Photography.
    The photo can be many years old, but reflects excellence in picture taking.
    My 1st, a Black and White by Xavier Fargas.
  2. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Teaser by Johan Lind
  3. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    I like the perspective using a park bench like many have used railroad tracks before.....
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Nice composition and an example of the "decisive moment" - a hallmark of his work.
  5. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Of course I will post color ones in the future, but there is still something about black and white.
    It seems to capture the real beauty of a photo, and brings out the subject's features.
    Look below at the two below:
    Niv24 on deviantART
  6. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Best Amateur "Nature/Wildlife" Picture of 2011
    Photograph courtesy Andiyna Lutfi, Sony World Photography Awards
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Hoke, did you get my PM regarding a good basic photography book? The request was for me---I am looking for a hobby which I hope will carry over in to my retirement years. If possible I would like a book that teaches the basics of digital photography and creating/editing a website or facebook page. Thanks. Dave.
  8. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    you never know how close the grim reaper really is
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I'm researching Dave.
    I started in Photography over 40 years ago so personal experience does not help.
    I teach photography at a college here but I spend 3 times as much ad libbing.
    Give me another week.
  10. DS

    DS Fenderbender

  11. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    If one plays the guitar, but you are average, or maybe above average, it does not make you a "great" guitarist.

    Eric Clapton, Prince, Jimi H., Roy Clark, etc are guitarist, Great Guitarist, among many many more.

    You know when you hear one.

    I am not a great photographer, or make great pictures, but I know one, when I see one.

    That said, on with this thread; :happy-very:

    One of many, that I wish I could have taken;
    The Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off from launch pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center on May 31, 2008 in Cape Canaveral, Florida, en route to the International Space Station on a construction mission. (Eliot J. Schechter /Getty Images) #
  12. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Time exposure of the Swiss mountain resort of Grindelwald next to the north face of the Eiger mountain, seen
    on January 10, 2008. (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)
  13. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza, pauses at his son's name at the North Pool of the 9/11
    Memorial during the 10th anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2011.

    (Justin Lane - AFP/Getty Images)
  14. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    A Bull Frog hops around as Carlos Costly #13 of Honduras brings the ball up against the USA at Sun Life Stadium
    on October 8, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Marc Serota - AFP/Getty Images)
  15. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Wild horses are herded down from the mountains for the annual Rapa das Bestas (shearing of the beasts) festival
    on July 2, 2011 in Sabucedo, Spain.
    Hundreds of wild horses are rounded up from the mountains and directed into the outdoor pen to be trimmed
    and marked.
    (Denis Doyle - AFP/Getty Images)
  16. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Silence of the dawn: Varna By: Hamid Reza Farzandian
  17. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Photo of Iceberg That Sank the Titanic Up for Sale
    An auction house is selling a black and white photo of the iceberg that experts say the Titanic
    struck shortly before it sank on its maiden voyage.

    The photo was taken April 12, 1912, two days before “the unsinkable ship” met her demise when
    she hit an iceberg shortly before midnight April 14, killing 1,502 people.

  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member