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There are some really beautiful and fun images on this thread! They also give me a sense of traveling to distant lands. Some of these remind me what winter looks like as well. ūüėČ

 

I was super excited to have created this lampshade from a $20 paper IKEA lampshade that I cut into strips. I just pointed the camera at it. It's actually a bright diffuse light, but the camera shutter closed way down so it makes for a fancy photo as well.

 

 

 

Krusning pendant paper lamp shade from IKEA, creatively cut into strips and crumpled for a unique effect. Low budget home decorating idea. Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Olivier Parent said:

Tikehau (Tuamotu - French Polynesia) : the Pearl Beach resort water bungalows, above and below the surface.

 

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Oliviar,

 

Nice images.  They look even better sitting in the pre New England winter...

 

Chuck

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1 hour ago, Chuck Nacke said:

Oliviar,

 

Nice images.  They look even better sitting in the pre New England winter...

 

Chuck

 

Thank you very much Chuck!

 

These images are 5 years old. As I know I will not have the opportunity to travel and scuba dive in 2021 with the crisis we are facing right now, I feel the need to dig into the images I have on my hard drives, looking for some forgotten pictures that would remind me of better days. French Polynesia always reminds me a lot of nice memories!

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20 minutes ago, Olivier Parent said:

 

Thank you very much Chuck!

 

These images are 5 years old. As I know I will not have the opportunity to travel and scuba dive in 2021 with the crisis we are facing right now, I feel the need to dig into the images I have on my hard drives, looking for some forgotten pictures that would remind me of better days. French Polynesia always reminds me a lot of nice memories!

 

You have me lusting for travel too, Olivier.

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49 minutes ago, Mr Standfast said:

Had to reach for the side of the sofa to steady myself... Smashing picture.

 

Super wide angle shot.

 

Allan

 

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32 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

You have me lusting for travel too, Olivier.

 

OK, so, here is one more, uploaded yesterday, showing Avatoru Pas in Rangiroa atoll (French Polynesia), from above.

This is a fantastic scuba diving spot, often neglected by scuba divers who mostly focus Tiputa Pass, which is of course an the incredible spot.

While diving at Avatoru, I have had the chance to meet the graceful 'Tapete' shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) and the mirror fish (Alectis indica), both of which I never saw anywhere else.

 

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2 hours ago, Chuck Nacke said:

Oliviar,

 

Nice images.  They look even better sitting in the pre New England winter...

 

Chuck

 

Madrid had one of your Boston snowstorms a few days ago, Chuck ‚ÄĒ Madrid!¬†ūü§™

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My British friends may recall Prince Charles voicing his criticism of modern architecture in London spoiling the city's traditional skyline. That was in the '80s. Royals tend to support the status quo. Somebody should. Nowadays, traditional and ultra modern architecture stand side-by-side in UK cities. I've grown to like it. I think it works. And it gives me something interesting to focus on.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Ed Rooney said:

My British friends may recall Prince Charles voicing his criticism of modern architecture in London spoiling the city's traditional skyline. That was in the '80s. Royals tend to support the status quo. Somebody should. Nowadays, traditional and ultra modern architecture stand side-by-side in UK cities. I've grown to like it. I think it works. And it gives me something interesting to focus on.

 

 

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That top corner office looks like a tight fit!

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Think this sums up a cold morning here in Spain during lockdown. You can just make out a hint of frost on the head and nose which we never get normally on the north coast and the barrier tape around this rubbish bin disguised as a bear extends around the closed children's playground.

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A great view of the docks area though, Michael. 

 

I can't recall one chilly day in my year in Seville, Tony. And I fondly recall all those lovely days I've spent in Mallorca, Ibiza, and down on the coast of Malaga. my stepbrother owned a bar in Marbella in the '70s. Unfortunately the Spainish bureaucracy did not work out for me. 

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2 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

Oh that's charming!

 

 

thanks.  Two females that came to same trees and were sussing each out,  the mirror look through the opening was my favourite...

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1 hour ago, Michael Ventura said:

Not sure if "fortune cookies" are a thing in the U.K. but I actually got this one recently and had to take a photo of it.

 

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reminded me of that rather amusing scene in "Mickey Blue Eyes"... you will find it on YT by searching "Mickey Blue Eyes eat cookie"... 

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6 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

A great view of the docks area though, Michael. 

 

I can't recall one chilly day in my year in Seville, Tony. And I fondly recall all those lovely days I've spent in Mallorca, Ibiza, and down on the coast of Malaga. my stepbrother owned a bar in Marbella in the '70s. Unfortunately the Spainish bureaucracy did not work out for me. 

Spanish bureaucracy hasn't improved!! You wisely stayed in the warm south Ed. First real frost I have seen in nearly 14 years on the coast though. Good riddance Filomena.

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Callide Coal-fired power plant at night, Biloela, Queensland, Australia

 

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A new favourite has superceded my geese in the snow picture, this time a church gets a dose of the powdery stuff. Isn't snow wonderful.

 

St Peter's Church, Belmont, Lancashire, England, UK. Church of England, Diocese of Manchester. Church grounds illuminated at night in snow Stock Photo

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2 minutes ago, Cal said:

A new favourite has superceded my geese in the snow picture, this time a church gets a dose of the powdery stuff. Isn't snow wonderful.

 

St Peter's Church, Belmont, Lancashire, England, UK. Church of England, Diocese of Manchester. Church grounds illuminated at night in snow Stock Photo

 

 

hum, i just shovelled for 30 minutes- the heavy wet kind, and expecting 10-15cm more... yes snow is wonderful.....  

 

now off to try and capture some of it.... and the stuff Ottawa people do in this during a stay at home, maybe perhaps use your judgement but feel free to drive to your cottage to take care of maintenance state of emergency. 

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