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  1. SIJ - Day 16

    SIJ - Day 16

    Impressions of the Aussie bush I'd committed to attempting an impressionistic landscape - without reverting to extreme presets, unsharp masks, drastic noise reduction or the like. So I was going for natural tones and hues that gave that soft landscape look - not so easy with an Australian bush...
  2. SIJ - Day 15

    SIJ - Day 15

    Bug, Beetle, or Type 1. Playing with toys.
  3. SIJ - Day 15

    SIJ - Day 15

    A sunny day in January.
  4. SIJ - Day 14

    SIJ - Day 14

    Line up.
  5. SIJ - Day 15

    SIJ - Day 15

    Feeling a little under the weather today and the weather was pretty darn low too. We never exited the cloud this morning so it's been drizzle, overcast and windy from dot. I didn't wander far and tried use the elements to my advantage.
  6. SIJ - Day 14

    SIJ - Day 14

    Puerto Rican painter, sculptor and performance artist Oscar Mestey-Villamil As I may have mentioned before, I do some pro bono photography work for the Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art. Mr. Mestey-Villamil has an exhibit that is opening at the Museum on the last week in January. I...
  7. SIJ - Day 14

    SIJ - Day 14

    Were those the days? Awful day outside today, cloudy with rain and then absolute humidity. But a great day inside! I ended up getting to finally look through slides that I found a week or so ago. I stumbled on an interesting little case while tossing out my recycling at a roadside station...
  8. SIJ - Day 13

    SIJ - Day 13

    Once again, before I knew it, it was 7pm with no photo to show for the day. Rather than look for another night scene, I decided to show you the third member of the Ramirez household, my son Antonio. The photo was lit using two Canon 580EXII flash units, stand mounted, one at camera left with...
  9. SIJ - Day 13

    SIJ - Day 13

    The chances of anything coming from Mars. More info on this building: the former offices of Nederlandse Spoorwegen - De Inktpot - is the largest brick building in the Netherlands. The "UFO" (an art object created by Marc Ruygrok, formally called "Zover") featured on its...
  10. SIJ - Day 13

    SIJ - Day 13

    Who watches over the watch dog OK I could have been a little more creative today, but I hit a lull. When I started becoming restless, my partner asked what was the matter and I reminded her that I had to take my photo for the day. She said "why not take a photo of Peggy". "I...
  11. SIJ - Day 12

    SIJ - Day 12

    All good things come to an end.
  12. SIJ - Day 11

    SIJ - Day 11

    Let's get medieval.
  13. SIJ - Day 10

    SIJ - Day 10

    Even more light in the darkness.
  14. SIJ - Day 12

    SIJ - Day 12

    Lights are amber Our house pump decided it was going on strike without notice first thing this morning. No pump = no water! So after exhausting all known expletives in at least fourteen foreign languages, just before lunch I thought I'd duck into town for anything to effect an interim fix for...
  15. SIJ - Day 11

    SIJ - Day 11

    The Musician and His Crowd Street musician playing for a small crowd in Old San Juan.
  16. SIJ - Day 11

    SIJ - Day 11

    Captive Light Not much chance for photography today - and not the weather to take on the Grass either...thank goodness!! Found this image this morning, in the corner of my old garage. Well it was once the garage and is now the dog kennel - OK it's a big 'kennel' but we do have a lot of dogs...
  17. SIJ - Day 10

    SIJ - Day 10

    The Girl Without Hands - After the Wedding In early 2011, I did a series of four photos that I titled "La boda de la niña sin manos" (The Wedding of the Girl Without Hands). The photos were of an interesting looking wedding shop in Caguas. Unfortunately, the shop closed down, and...
  18. SIJ - Day 10

    SIJ - Day 10

    Dawn range Apologies folks but I've had to rely on my safety from first thing this morning. After Round 6 today of Mark vs Grass - I'm just dog tired and so sooooore! I'd preferred not to upload a dawn landscape, as I've got the other half of this challenge happening when I'm back at work...
  19. SIJ - Day 9

    SIJ - Day 9

    This is what happens when all of a sudden, it's 7 o'clock and you have no shot for the day. Got into my car drove to Plaza Palmer and took several photographs of the Christmas decorations (which are still up and lit) and of the trees. I rather like this one, though.
  20. SIJ - Day 09

    SIJ - Day 09

    The One Series. The first Olympus E-series camera, hiding behind the first Olympus PEN. Like an elephant hiding behind a twig. I took this image to show the difference in size, which was the main reason to quit using DSLRs. Both cameras have been used a lot (and have their battle scars)...
  21. SIJ - Day 9

    SIJ - Day 9

    A long hard thirst Bit of a hypocrite today didn't take my own advice and neglected my safety this morning. Well it ended up quite a big day - being Round 5 of Mark vs Grass. Only just got in at 7pm and all I felt like was a big cold beer. But I made a pact with myself..."you can have...
  22. SIJ - Day 08

    SIJ - Day 08

    Some more light in the dark.
  23. SIJ - Day 8

    SIJ - Day 8

    Lawn dozers Thought I'd get today's entry in early. Here's a fraction of my lawn mowing herd. You'd look at the fore- and mid- ground and think they're doing a great job...well I find it curious that I work hard for a few days to mow about 5 acres of our property and that's where they...
  24. SIJ - Day 07

    SIJ - Day 07

    Let's play ball!
  25. SIJ - Day 7

    SIJ - Day 7

    At the mercy: small and significant This was the very last shot on my stroll this morning to secure safeties. There's a lot that can be improved about this image - esp. from a composition and processing perspective - but I thought as it stood it sort of still says exactly what I was thinking...
  26. SIJ - Day 06

    SIJ - Day 06

    A little light in the dark.
  27. SIJ - Day 05

    SIJ - Day 05

    After the storm.
  28. SIJ - Day 6

    SIJ - Day 6

    Portrait of two constant companions Not much opportunity in the way of photo making today. Was overcast and a little cool so we hit the paddocks for some "hard yakka". Half they day hitting weeds (that will be the subject of another SiJ image) and the other half mowing, and mowing...
  29. SIJ - Day 5

    SIJ - Day 5

    Bit of a struggle for my day five. I'd taken my safeties in the morning, and thought they'd do the trick. Busy, then, for the rest of the day with driving to town and then the city to get supplies for humans and horses. With dying light I thought I'd process the day's images and found the...
  30. SIJ - Day 04

    SIJ - Day 04

    Let's celebrate waiting on the bus.
  31. SIJ - Day 4

    SIJ - Day 4

    Stormy today so any photo strolls were short lived without straying too far from the sanctuary of cover. Like many others have mentioned in the past, I toed-and-froed on which image I wanted to upload to the SIJ gallery. I liked the sense of movement on both images but this one just seemed...
  32. SIJ - Day 03

    SIJ - Day 03

    Today was no day for photography. All work and no play and such. I sneaked in a few moments to capture Mr Weezy, the abandoned toy, since that seemed to be fitting. Especially since he just misses the spotlight.
  33. SIJ - Day 3

    SIJ - Day 3

    Had the farrier over today doing the horses hooves. He was a little perplexed as to why I'd want to take some photos of him at work, but he was compliant enough....for a time. You have to understand it was hot today - about 34 degrees celsius (about 93F for those still using the old money). So I...
  34. SIJ - Day 02

    SIJ - Day 02

    These are windows in the side of a building. I've been photographing them for quite some time, but find it hard to catch the mental image I have. Today, it went pretty well.
  35. SIJ - Day 2

    SIJ - Day 2

    Well I'd certainly not intended another safe garden shot, but I didn't take my own advice and neglected the early morning safety. So by photography time the clouds came over and it bucketed down with rain. Still pelting down on my iron roof. Love that sound :smile: So focused here on the...
  36. SIJ - Day 01

    SIJ - Day 01

    Of cats and a dog.
  37. SIJ - Day 1

    SIJ - Day 1

    OK it's not the most inspiring image...it was actually one of my safeties from the morning. But what I do like - and no it's not about showing off the PL25's sharpness or bokeh ;) - is the play of the sidelight on and in the budding rose. Desaturated the colour a little as I'm not a fan of...
  38. Emperor Dragonfly exuvia

    Emperor Dragonfly exuvia

  39. Sparrowhawk kill ( a Wood Pigeon)

    Sparrowhawk kill ( a Wood Pigeon)

  40. Marbled White butterfly nectering

    Marbled White butterfly nectering

  41. Marmalade Hoverfly feeding on Bindweed pollen

    Marmalade Hoverfly feeding on Bindweed pollen

  42. fruits of Blackthorn (Sloe)

    fruits of Blackthorn (Sloe)

  43. Rose hip

    Rose hip

  44. fruits of Bramble

    fruits of Bramble

  45. fruits of Honeysuckle

    fruits of Honeysuckle

  46. fruits of Elderberry

    fruits of Elderberry

  47. fruits of Bittersweet

    fruits of Bittersweet

  48. nymph of a Great Green Bush-cricket

    nymph of a Great Green Bush-cricket

  49. nymph of a Great Green Bush-cricket

    nymph of a Great Green Bush-cricket

  50. nymph of a Great Green Bush-cricket

    nymph of a Great Green Bush-cricket

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