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    Dangerous Spouse Pics

    Figured it was time I started a Member's Folder, since I'm both a member and a folder.

    First up....

    This week's photo contest theme was "Wood Grain". There is a LOT of wood around my place, both inside and out. I had trouble deciding between these:

    Dangerous Spouse Pics-alligator-branch-1-1-.jpg

    Dangerous Spouse Pics-spool-box-1-1-.jpg

    Dangerous Spouse Pics-tree-thru-post-stack-1-1-.jpg

    Dangerous Spouse Pics-spindles-desk-1-1-.jpg

    Dangerous Spouse Pics-porch-icicles-1-1-.jpg

    My favorite shot may be the second one, of the antique silk spools. But I ultimately chose to enter the Alligator tree (first pic), just because it makes me laugh every time I look at it (although it's kinda sad to see in real life - that ice storm did some serious damage to that, and several other of our trees).

    My wife strongly suggested I enter the antique spools on the antique sewing machine desk (the next to last shot) because she says it shows grain the best. But I'm not thrilled with the composition, and the mottled wall in the back bothers me a bit. So that was a no go.

    And I love the tree seen through the old post hole, but PS left some funky artifacts around the inner rim of the hole (it's a 5-shot stack). So that was no good either.

    Hey looky that, I finally got a folder underway! I feel like a real member now. Wheeeee!


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    Last edited by Dangerspouse; 12-20-2019 at 10:31 PM. Reason: Because it's my folder and I'll edit if I want to. Nyah!
     
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  2. #2
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    Too bad about the post hole. Is there any way to clean it up? It caught my eye right away. Nice shots.
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    Re: Dangerous Spouse Pics

    Off to a good start DS.
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    Re: Dangerous Spouse Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedThrottle View Post
    Too bad about the post hole. Is there any way to clean it up? It caught my eye right away. Nice shots.
    Thanks very much, TT. You know, it seems like I get those PS artifacts almost every time I stack shots that are not macro. And so far I haven't been able to figure out how to clean them up when they appear. Credit my lack of PS experience here. I've only just started dipping my toe in that program's waters after finally getting comfortable with Lightroom. Perhaps I'll post a request for help in the relevant folder here soon...
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    Thank you Marilynne, I appreciate it!
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    Re: Dangerous Spouse Pics

    Shortly before the snow comes down, and just prior to the winter light displays going up, our local arboretum is usually deserted. I like that time, because even though there are no flowers in bloom or trees in blazing colors you can still find interesting things to photograph. And there's no tourists! Best of both worlds

    Turns out they have a Japanese "torii" with devotional bell erected, appropriately enough, near the Japanese water feature and garden. I never noticed it before, so either it's new or I just couldn't see it previously through the thick foliage. With all the flowers and trees around it dead, it looked pretty dull:

    Dangerous Spouse Pics-torii-head-dull-1-1-.jpg

    But by wriggling my fat carcass between the branches of a nearby fir so the branches could frame the shot with the sun just peaking through on the upper right:

    Dangerous Spouse Pics-torii-bell-1-1-.jpg

    There's a statue of Pan looking down a long promodade:

    Dangerous Spouse Pics-pan-statue-1-1-1-.jpg

    But by sneaking under the "DO NOT SNEAK UNDER ROPES" sign (no tourists OR groundskeepers!) and lying down on a pile of similar colored leaves some distance away, I got what I thought was a much more interesting picture:

    Dangerous Spouse Pics-pan-statue-distant-jpeg-1-1-.jpg

    There wasn't much else there, other than a lot of construction equipment which would soon be used to assemble the winter light extravaganza. I assume it's all up by now, and I hope to get there sometime during the holidays. If only to see my wife wear her face warmer again:

    Dangerous Spouse Pics-abominable-wifey-1-1-.jpg
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    Hi DS. Congratulations!!! For your pictures first and for the courage of starting your own page... I wish I have your "guts" (I hope this is not offensive, sometimes I forget I am not writing in Spanish)

    Keep on moving.
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    Re: Dangerous Spouse Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by nestor.stura View Post
    Hi DS. Congratulations!!! For your pictures first and for the courage of starting your own page... I wish I have your "guts" (I hope this is not offensive, sometimes I forget I am not writing in Spanish)

    Keep on moving.
    Wow, thank you very much for all that, Nestor! That was very nice of you, I appreciate it all.

    LOL! Don't worry. 1. "Guts" is not offensive. and 2. I don't get offended by anything anyway

    All the best, amigo!
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    I'm at work (of course I am) so I don't have access to my stored pictures...other than these from several years ago which for some reason are on my work computer:

    Dangerous Spouse Pics-janis-tongue-out.jpg

    My wife being typically charming while we were looking at the Christmas windows in Manhattan.

    This was my favorite window:

    Dangerous Spouse Pics-red-hot-window-display-2.jpg

    That was my very first outing with my very first DSLR! It was a Merry Christmas then indeed
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    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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