Jump to content

April 2021 Favourite Uploads


Recommended Posts

8 hours ago, dlmphotog said:

 

This has happen to me.

To fix it, edit your post, right-click on image and set the vertical and horizontal pixels to taste.

Hope this helps.

 

There's a tick box: keep the original ratio or something like that.

 

wim

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, wiskerke said:

 

There's a tick box: keep the original ratio or something like that.

 

wim

 

The bigger question is: why should we need to do this? Who wants their photos squished?  Seems like keeping the original ratio should be the default

Link to post
Share on other sites

Horseshoe Bay, Bowen, Queensland, Australia

 

2F9W1GP.jpg

 

2F9W1E2.jpg

 

2F9W22T.jpg

 

2F9W208.jpg

 

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Entrance Gate to Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch in Alberta Foothills

information-board-table-at-entrance-to-y

 

First time visit couple of days ago.  There's bit of story.  I like to tell stories behind photos, if it annoys you please ignore below.

 

Ya-Ha-Tinda is private property owned and operated by Parks Canada,but it is not National Park.  It is in Alberta Foothills west of Sundre, where Prairies meet the Mountains.  Banff National park boundary is ~14 km further to the west.  It is the only federally operated horse ranch in Canada.   Access is somewhat difficult & involves several hours of driving on dirt roads, but once you are there scenery is breathtaking.  Many beautiful ridges and distant peaks,  lazy meandering Red Deer River,  Buffaloes grazing prairie Grassland and many wild horses roaming around.   It is also possible to do crossover to Lake Minnewanka or Lake Louise in Banff National Park from Ya-Ha-Tinda;  it is several nights backpack.   There are also 2 campgrounds, but they cater more to Camper Vehicles and Horses than tents.

 

You can read more if it interests you here:   https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/activ/cheval-horse/YaHaTinda

Edited by Autumn Sky
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 18/04/2021 at 11:42, Pekka Liukkonen said:

Shot a few years back but uploaded this April. And yes, I love Tallinn Kalamaja:

Old houses at Kalamaja in Tallinn Estonia Stock Photo

 

One of my favourite photographers is Estonian Sven Zacek. His work has made me want to visit Estonia. He has some great aerial images of Tallinn:

https://www.zacekfoto.ee/en/?s=tallinn

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Autumn Sky said:

Entrance Gate to Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch in Alberta Foothills

information-board-table-at-entrance-to-y

 

First time visit couple of days ago.  There's bit of story.  I like to tell stories behind photos, if it annoys you please ignore below.

 

Ya-Ha-Tinda is private property owned and operated by Parks Canada,but it is not National Park.  It is in Alberta Foothills west of Sundre, where Prairies meet the Mountains.  Banff National park boundary is ~14 km further to the west.  It is the only federally operated horse ranch in Canada.   Access is somewhat difficult & involves several hours of driving on dirt roads, but once you are there scenery is breathtaking.  Many beautiful ridges and distant peaks,  lazy meandering Red Deer River,  Buffaloes grazing prairie Grassland and many wild horses roaming around.   It is also possible to do crossover to Lake Minnewanka or Lake Louise in Banff National Park from Ya-Ha-Tinda;  it is several nights backpack.   There are also 2 campgrounds, but they cater more to Camper Vehicles and Horses than tents.

 

You can read more if it interests you here:   https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/activ/cheval-horse/YaHaTinda

 

I've mentioned it several times in the past, I love to know the story behind a picture. There is always one. Please don't stop! 

Lovely intriguing picture, my kind of place.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Been confined to village bounds during lockdown so only what I could achieve around the precinct.

 

Two engined jet plane leaving contrail against blue sky

two-engined-jet-plane-leaving-con-trail-against-blue-sky-2F6YTJX.jpg
 
 

Female Mallard duck bathing in pond

female-mallard-duck-bathing-in-pond-2F6YTC7.jpg
 
 

Small tortoiseshell butterfly on May blossom

small-tortoiseshell-butterfly-on-may-blossom-2F7KMYJ.jpg
 
 
Allan
 
Edited by Allan Bell
  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Last weekend we went to a little island called Crab Claw Island, but not via chopper, and got a cabin on the beach:

helicopter-on-the-beach-of-crab-claw-isl

 

And the sunrise was beautiful:

crab-claw-island-resort-in-the-northern-

 

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, gvallee said:

 

I've mentioned it several times in the past, I love to know the story behind a picture. There is always one. Please don't stop! 

Lovely intriguing picture, my kind of place.

Thank you Gen! Much appreciated. 

This is pic of buffalo herd same day.  It's not good photo as it was midday and simply too bright + I didn't have my zoom lens, but shows bit of area landscape

 

buffalo-animal-herd-grazing-on-prairie-g

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

An American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, sunning on a log in a lake in the Atchafalaya swamp of Louisiana.


Some years back, I drove a long day from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Houston, Texas and met up with a friend. After negotiating the 8 lanes of psychotic Houston traffic to get to her house, she opened her door and shoved a glass of wine at me, so I could slowly release the clench of my white knuckles and relax my bulging eyeballs. Yeah, the traffic was that bad.

 

Louise arranged our trips, driving my car, to birding areas along the coast of Texas and then on to Louisiana just east of Texas.

We took a tour boat ride of the swamp and I loved it. This was taken in an open area of the lake at the end of the tour. All in all, the trip was over 5 days. We also took a tour boat to an island off the coast of Texas to photograph whooping cranes.

This was when I realized how far my husband’s dementia had progressed. I thought he was just a bit forgetful, but it was much worse. I had left him a typewritten page on exactly how to cook the vegetables for our two parrots, cut up fruit, etc. The page was smack dab in the middle of the dining room table, and he couldn’t leave the kitchen without seeing it.

I had portioned out each day’s food into freezer bags and showed him where they were in the freezer.

When I got home, he'd only used a tiny bit of the food. He said he never saw the instructions, even though I pointed them out to him before I left. The thing is, if he did see them, he immediately forgot he saw them, I realized that later.

He had bought fast food to feed himself, ignoring the food I had cooked for him, and was feeding the birds some of that, so they weren’t starved. He was big on giving them pieces of crackers and cookies, too. So they ate unhealthy while I was gone. But at least they ate. The whole thing was horribly frightening to me.

I never left him alone again. People getting dementia are great at faking it, and they do it well until pretty far into it. I’ll fetch the picture now. I just found these images looking through one of my HDs.

 

2F9MYJ2.jpg
 

2F9MYHP.jpg
This was the other boat in front of us. Louise and I were lucky. We were the only passengers in our boat.

 

2F9MYHJ.jpg

 

Edited by Betty LaRue
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

An American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, sunning on a log in a lake in the Atchafalaya swamp of Louisiana.


Some years back, I drove a long day from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Houston, Texas and met up with a friend. After negotiating the 8 lanes of psychotic Houston traffic to get to her house, she opened her door and shoved a glass of wine at me, so I could slowly release the clench of my white knuckles and relax my bulging eyeballs. Yeah, the traffic was that bad.

 

Louise arranged our trips, driving my car, to birding areas along the coast of Texas and then on to Louisiana just east of Texas.

We took a tour boat ride of the swamp and I loved it. This was taken in an open area of the lake at the end of the tour. All in all, the trip was over 5 days. We also took a tour boat to an island off the coast of Texas to photograph whooping cranes.

This was when I realized how far my husband’s dementia had progressed. I thought he was just a bit forgetful, but it was much worse. I had left him a typewritten page on exactly how to cook the vegetables for our two parrots, cut up fruit, etc. The page was smack dab in the middle of the dining room table, and he couldn’t leave the kitchen without seeing it.

I had portioned out each day’s food into freezer bags and showed him where they were in the freezer.

When I got home, he'd only used a tiny bit of the food. He said he never saw the instructions, even though I pointed them out to him before I left. The thing is, if he did see them, he immediately forgot he saw them, I realized that later.

He had bought fast food to feed himself, ignoring the food I had cooked for him, and was feeding the birds some of that, so they weren’t starved. He was big on giving them pieces of crackers and cookies, too. So they ate unhealthy while I was gone. But at least they ate. The whole thing was horribly frightening to me.

I never left him alone again. People getting dementia are great at faking it, and they do it well until pretty far into it. I’ll fetch the picture now. I just found these images looking through one of my HDs.

 

2F9MYJ2.jpg

 

Love your stories Betty and sorry for what you, your husband and maybe the parrots too, had to go through.  One of my favorite U.S. road trips was driving and photographing around the "Cajun Country" area of Louisiana and touring the Atchafalaya Basin....just a wonderful place to visit and photograph!  Great food too....tho not so healthy.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Michael Ventura said:

 

Love your stories Betty and sorry for what you, your husband and maybe the parrots too, had to go through.  One of my favorite U.S. road trips was driving and photographing around the "Cajun Country" area of Louisiana and touring the Atchafalaya Basin....just a wonderful place to visit and photograph!  Great food too....tho not so healthy.

Yes the food was very good and I finally got to taste a Po’Boy sandwich. It was a shrimp one. I love Cajun food. It’s probably my favorite over Mexican, Chinese and Italian. Although I do love my tacos and pizza! I had tacos yesterday. I’ve not found a good Cajun restaurant in Wichita, yet. I hear one is opening, but I believe the offerings will be very limited. There was one in Oklahoma City I loved until it closed. Cajun’s Wharf. I always got the blackened Redfish. I did have crawfish once! Salty.

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

Yes the food was very good and I finally got to taste a Po’Boy sandwich. It was a shrimp one. I love Cajun food. It’s probably my favorite over Mexican, Chinese and Italian. Although I do love my tacos and pizza! I had tacos yesterday. I’ve not found a good Cajun restaurant in Wichita, yet. I hear one is opening, but I believe the offerings will be very limited. There was one in Oklahoma City I loved until it closed. Cajun’s Wharf. I always got the blackened Redfish. I did have crawfish once! Salty.


Now that you mention, we very few restaurants offering Cajun food here and this is a very multicultural suburb of DC with food from just about everywhere.  I am a sucker for a good shrimp Po’Boy.  Everything I had down that was absolutely delicious!  Like you, we had one place nearby that had these amazing shrimp and crawfish boils as well as some beignets that were the real deal...but they went out of business, it was called BeClaws.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Michael Ventura said:


Now that you mention, we very few restaurants offering Cajun food here and this is a very multicultural suburb of DC with food from just about everywhere.  I am a sucker for a good shrimp Po’Boy.  Everything I had down that was absolutely delicious!  Like you, we had one place nearby that had these amazing shrimp and crawfish boils as well as some beignets that were the real deal...but they went out of business, it was called BeClaws.

Apparently, there aren’t enough of us who love Cajun, or it’s that people haven’t ever tried it and don’t know what they’re missing. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

Apparently, there aren’t enough of us who love Cajun, or it’s that people haven’t ever tried it and don’t know what they’re missing. 


Perhaps and maybe people from that region just stay put and keep the recipes local 😀

Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, Betty. How difficult it must have been for you and for your husband. I’m so sorry.

 

Scenery like above is just a fifteen minute drive away from me here in North Central Florida. Though I feel fortunate I had many safe wilderness areas to roam during the pandemic, I’m looking forward to soon getting out and photographing people rather than reptiles.

 

alligators-alligator-mississippiensis-ba

Edited by Cecile Marion
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Cecile Marion said:

Oh, Betty. How difficult it must have been for you and for your husband. I’m so sorry.

 

Scenery like above is just a fifteen minute drive away from me here in North Central Florida. Though I feel fortunate I had many safe wilderness areas to roam during the pandemic, I’m looking forward to soon getting out and photographing people rather than reptiles.

 

alligators-alligator-mississippiensis-ba

Cecile, thanks.  
Your image....I don’t think I realized gaters sunned themselves on shore! I knew they got on land, or logs, but thought it was to go after someone’s pet or kid for a meal!
At one of the preserves, a mom allowed her little girl, about 5 yrs, to taunt and scream at a gater just a few feet down a bank. Right by the edge. A wildlife officer tried to tell the mother to not allow it because it was dangerous, and to stay back, and the mom screamed at him that her kid could behave however she wanted and to leave them alone!

I was so furious, I walked away before I was tempted to slap some sense into that shrew. I never heard any terrified screams, so I guess the girl got by with it.

It was this one.

 

CNF0HB.jpg

 

 

Edited by Betty LaRue
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Some people can behave like such fools! There have been many times I’ve found myself torn between trying to getting a photo and just walking away so I won’t be around when all hell breaks loose. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Like these two of Goldfinches.  The one with the sky is looking darker than it did when I uploaded it.  Does it look dark to you guys, or is my monitor off?  I may brighten it a bit and reupload it.

 

american-goldfinch-spinus-tristis-perched-on-branch-with-bright-sky-with-clouds-in-background-looking-at-camera-2F9N1R9.jpg

 

 

male-american-goldfinch-perched-on-branch-looking-at-camera-spinus-tristis-2F9N1P3.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Jill Morgan said:

Like these two of Goldfinches.  The one with the sky is looking darker than it did when I uploaded it.  Does it look dark to you guys, or is my monitor off?  I may brighten it a bit and reupload it.

 

american-goldfinch-spinus-tristis-perched-on-branch-with-bright-sky-with-clouds-in-background-looking-at-camera-2F9N1R9.jpg

 

 

male-american-goldfinch-perched-on-branch-looking-at-camera-spinus-tristis-2F9N1P3.jpg

 

Jill, the bird in the top photo looks a little dark on my screen, the sky seems okay to me.

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Michael Ventura said:

 

Jill, the bird in the top photo looks a little dark on my screen, the sky seems okay to me.

I agree. Bird is dark. Beautiful images, though! 😁

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

A wildlife officer tried to tell the mother to not allow it because it was dangerous, and to stay back, and the mom screamed at him that her kid could behave however she wanted and to leave them alone!

That's when mom should be arrested, and the child taken in by CPS.   People have been killed by alligators as small as eight feet long. mostly by doing stupid things near or in water (one woman in SC tried to pet a gator who latched onto her leg and then rolled when people tried to pull her away with a rope).  

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, MizBrown said:

That's when mom should be arrested, and the child taken in by CPS.   People have been killed by alligators as small as eight feet long. mostly by doing stupid things near or in water (one woman in SC tried to pet a gator who latched onto her leg and then rolled when people tried to pull her away with a rope).  

I agree. As a mother, I always projected “what could happen” when it came to my children. No matter how remote a bad result could be, I took measures so the worst couldn’t happen. It led to a few disagreements with my husband.
This mother didn’t see the movie in her head that I would’ve seen. The one featuring her child being killed by a gator right before her eyes from her neglect.

I really do see movies of a possibility in my head...usually lasting seconds, but nevertheless horrifying.

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

This mother didn’t see the movie in her head that I would’ve seen. The one featuring her child being killed by a gator right before her eyes from her neglect.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_alligator_attacks_in_the_United_States

 

Basically, big animal that subdues prey by rolling it under and drowning it -- keep away.   People are often stupid about bears and bison, also.   The Yellowstone studies show that some kids were allowed to play matador with bison or throw stones at them.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.