Favorite Places & Spaces
Favorite Places & Spaces
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Luberon, Provence. Love this! I want to grow lavender so bad! but, from what I read, it's pretty much impossible in SWMO! arg!
Modern Gardens, Thatched Roof, Lavender Fields, Tuscany Italy, Flower Fields, Abbay De, De Senanqu, Old Barns, Provence France
Old Barn with attached silo among Lavender fields in Tuscany, Italy
Flower field - Abbaye de Senanque. Luberon, Provence.
Abbaye de Senanque, Provence, France founded in 1148 is known for its lavender fields. by Nigel Burkitt
Pigeon Point Lighthouses, Long Islands, Lighting House, Photography Tips, Long Exposure, Digital Photography, Longexposure, San Francisco, Shutters Speed
Once per year at the Pigeon Point Lighthouse they shut down the weak insipid modern aerobeacon light and switch over to the 1kilowatt lamp (which replaced the older oil-burning lamps) and fresnel lens of the original, restoring its appearance to what it was 135 years ago. Last night was the night, and it's really quite a sight. When they fire it up there's really a collective sense of "whoa!" from the audience (which was WAY bigger than I expected - I probably had to park a mile away and I was there an hour early). Capturing a shot like this is tricky because the lens itself actually rotates, which looks great but is tough for long exposures. But for the first 5 minutes they leave it static to indulge all of the photographers who turn out and want this shot (this highly unique and one-of-a-kind shot of course). When they switched to this light my camera still had about a minute of noise reduction to do on my final test shot to get the exposure right, so I missed the first minute. Then I started this shot which was about 2 minutes long, followed by 2 minutes of noise reduction again. So by the time I had my shot it was too late for a do-over. So this is it, I only got to take one photo and this is what I got, so I hope it worked out. It's also noteworthy that the fog last night was insane, even for a San Francisco local. On the drive home there were times when I couldn't see the road in front of me, only the orange reflectors in the middle of the road (for about 60ft). It worked out beautifully for viewing the lighthouse, though I also found that if I backed away much further than this I'd lose sight of the lighthouse itself. The unfortunate consequence of all the fog was that it was almost impossible to keep the lens and camera dry, so the lesson learned was to always keep towels with you when shooting the California coast. And in case you're wondering, that is the moon in the upper left. Follow me on Facebook | Visit my Website. ______________________ EDIT: Well this image hit DIGG.com today (Nov/07) and since then the view count has gone kind of out of control, and I'm going to have a hard time responding to all the individual comments, but I'll just add a couple comments here on things that others have brought up: - Photoshopped? No, not really. I 'burned' the lighthouse lens a bit because, well, shooting into a beacon of light for two minutes tends to wash things out. I also desaturated the moon a bit in the middle, where it created a light blue artifact. Just little image fixes - otherwise this is really how the lighthouse looks (which is cool, which is why I drove down to see it) - Does the moon work in the shot? Not as well as I'd hoped, but I could hardly move it aside either. To cut it out of the frame would have been a worse compromise in my opinion. - Is it crooked? No - it's level. But I shot with a wide angle lens pointed upwards to capture the rays as much as possible which creates a keystoning problem that throws off the angles. I could fix this, but haven't. - Why do noise reduction in-camera? This is different from the noise reduction you can do in post-production, and it eliminates hot pixels and blooming from the amps that are typical in digital long exposures (and are very tough to remove in post, if at all possible without specialized software). -HDR? Not that I think HDR would have even helped here, but I'm not usually a fan of it anyways. And I have never even figured out how to do it myself. So no. -Unique & One of a kind? Yeah, it's both redundant AND inaccurate. I was being lighthearted - man, a lot of people just hate that I said that. Thanks for taking the time to look and for all the great comments! ______________________ Looks like this found its way onto Digg / Digital Photography School - cool! Thanks for checking it out! _______________________ My original text has been reproduced in several places, but sadly I'm just now correcting a misstatement about the light source used for this display. Sorry for the error, I do try to stay accurate. Apr2,09 ______________________ Nikon D40 | Sigma 10-20@10mm | f/7.1 | 114s | ISO200 | Tripod
Long exposure photography tips
set the shutter speed to 60 if your camera allows it (most DSLRs only go to 30 seconds, though), or set the exposure to BULB and open and close the shutter manually with a remote or with a cable-tethered shutter switch
Light house with Long Exposure
Historic mansion-style hotel with a view of Long Island Sound. There are 27 rooms in the main house, 23 rooms in the Carriage House and a large studio with a private ...
Pigeon Point Lighthouse #photography #longexposure
One Day, Bucketlist, Oneday, Buckets Lists, Cities, Grand Canal, Venice Italy, Honeymoons, Place
Grand Canal, Venice, Italy. Would LOVE to go back! Its Such a Beautiful place and one of my Favorite places we visited while Honeymooning! :) <3
Grand Canal, Venice, Italy. #oneday
Grand Canal, Venice, Italy. I daresay my love for the city is all Cornelia Funke's fault with her "Thief Lord". One day!
Places to see before you die: Venice, Italy. Build your bucket list and make travel plans on Nextt (getnextt.com) #travel #bucketlist
bali - so beautiful
Bali, Buckets Lists, Quiet Place, Outdoor Living, Favorite Place, Beauty Place, Dream Vacations, Gardens, Travel
Bali- dream vacation
* Viceroy, Bali #travel
Bali one of my favorite places visited!
Bali, bucket list!
Outdoor living in Bali
Bali ...such a beautiful place ♥
Aruba >> I could handle this...
Renaissance, Beaches, Pink Flamingos, Islands, Amazing Animal, Place, Photo, Birds, Caribbean
Still need to do a Southern Caribbean cruise. a pink flamingo in Aruba The Renaissance resort has them on the beach!
Renaissance Island, Aruba. I love flamingo's. #Caribbean #birds #amazingplaces #flamingos
Flamingos like to play on the beach too! Photo taken at Renaissance Island, Aruba
Amazing Animals Photography #amazing #animals #wildlife #horses #cats #dogs #birds #reptiles #pets
My husband's happy place - Renaissance Island, Aruba, Caribbean
Underwater Photo, Seaweed Brain, Seaw Brain, Good Things, Relaxing Place, Fish Aquarium, Favorite Place, Photography Art, Underwater World
Underwater world. Photo by Mike Li. #lifeilluminated #devinecolor
A very quiet and relaxing place. it's so #Kalani
sunflowers and lavender in Italy
Rapese, Nature, Lavender Fields, Gardens, Beauty, Flower Fields, French Alps, Sunflowers Fields, Provence France
Sunflowers and lavender fields near Valensole in the Southern French Alps #nature
#Lavender and #Sunflower #Fields #Provence, #France #Nature #Beautiful
Lavender and Sunflower Fields - Provence, France~ lavender fields and sun flowers fields? oh perfect :]
Would LOVE to visit this place!!! Rest your head for a night of sweet dreams at the Homewood Suites Newtown, an all suites hotel in Bucks County. This photo is part of the Visit Bucks County “Repin It To Win It Contest.” Repin this photo until May 1, 2012 to win an overnight stay at the Homewood Suites Newtown.
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This is a fantastic place to visit!! Just outside of St. Louis!
Birds Santuary, Missouri, Favorite Places, Fantastic Places, Bald Eagle, Birds Sanctuary Eureka, Valley Parks, Peregrine Falcon, Wild Birds
Wild Bird Sanctuary
One of North America’s largest bird conservation facilities, the World Bird Sanctuary occupies 305 acres of Missouri hardwood forest. Home to more than 200 animals, the sanctuary offers an entertaining educational experience, including live displays of bald eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, vultures, parrots, reptiles, and more. #birds #stl
World Bird Santuary
Live webcam of Peregrine Falcon nest box. Linked here.
125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road Valley Park Hours Daily 8am-5pm
Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany. Chad and I visited here! IT IS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!
Neuschwansteincastl, Winter, Cinderella Castles, Disney Castles, Beauty Place, Neuschwanstein Castles, Sleep Beauty, Bavaria Germany, Fairies Tales
Winter in Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany FUN FACT: Cinderellas castle design was inspired by this castle by Crazy King Ludwig. He never finished building this castle because he was murdered. I went here once
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany - what Cinderella's castle is based on. AMAZING! #cinderellascastle #reallife #germany #Neuschwanstein #Neuschwansteincastle
Wow, out of a fairy tale! Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany. This picture doesn't begin to do it justice, but it's just a BEAUTIFUL place to visit!!
Winter in Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany. This looks strait out of a fairy tale!
Neuschwanstein castle bavaria germany in the Winter the real Disney castle!
How magnificent in winter. I'll have to return for that!! Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany (a.k.a the castle that inspired the 'Sleeping Beauty' novel)
So beautiful.......“The search for meaning is really the search for the lost chord. When the lost chord is discovered by humankind, the discord in the world will be healed and the symphony of the universe will come into complete harmony with itself.” ― John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Nothing as graceful as rays... a ballet under water...
Manta Ray, The Ocean, Scubas Diving, Underwater Photography, Mantaray, Chicago Blackhawks, Andrey Narchuk, Life Photography, The Sea
By Andrey Narchuk. Love the ocean!
♂ underwater life photography by andrey narchuk fishes #mantarays
Yes, I'm going to scuba dive with them. Did... 3/13
Under the sea // Andrey Narchuk
Manta Rays - Stingrays......... ( chicago blackhawks ) --► http://bit.ly/IprZ1F
Underwater photography by Andrey Narchuk. Manta rays.
Turneffe Island! Awesome diving!
American Jungles, Islands Resorts, Belize Travel, Favorite Place, Islands Lodges, Belize Turneff, Belize District, Central America, Turneff Islands
Turneffe Island Resort
Belize Turneffe Island
Island like property for rent - Turneffe Island Lodge, Belize, Central America
With one foot planted in the Central American jungles and the other dipped in the Caribbean Sea, Belize combines the best of both worlds. Read more:
Belize+District | ... on Turneffe Island, Near Cockroach Caye, Belize District, Belize
Bonaire! Wonderful diving!!
1000 Steps, Buckets Lists, Shore Diving, Favorite Place, Scubas Diving, Scuba Diving, Diving Site, Bonair, Step Up
Bonaire dive sites - 1000 Steps
Shore dives - Bonaire
Scuba diving in Bonaire - ready to go back. 1000 steps
Bonaire Awesome diving there! This is the dive site called 1,000 Steps up at the northern end of the island.
Bonaire - still #1 on my diving bucket list.
Bonaire, one of my all time favorite places!
Redwood National Forest... magical