Saturday, 26 March 2016

Picture This #346 ~ Action Shots

Here I am, busily packing to leave Florida and go back up north, where it is hopefully spring. But I wanted to post some pictures and comment on all of yours.

Great Blue Flight
Great blue heron in flight.

Waves
Water over the rocks. I'm just playing around, trying to master this technique.

Happy
Happy dog.

Waves
More waves.



Picture This #346 ~ Action Shots

Thanks for hosting Anders and at last my naked feline has found fame, especially as he no longer lives here. He was a thankful subject for photos.

Here is a shot of the lady that serves me my cold meat at the local supermarket.
Shopping

And here is my oldest son at work with his boss (and a cockatoo on his shoulder which belongs to the boss)
Patrick at work

And I had to slip this one in. Me at the EMO Exhibion in Hannover, Germany with my boss on the right and our rep on the left being the booth hostess for the company for a week some time in the 1980's (a scanned photo)
EMO Hannover 199?

The gardener fitting in our new lawn.
Lawn rolls




PICTURE THIS #346 ~ ACTION SHOTS

HI TO ALL AND A HAPPY EASTER TO THOSE OF YOU WHO CELEBRATE IT. 

PAT, YOUR BANNER IS COOL 

THANKS ANDERS FOR THE GREAT THEME!!



MOVING ON THE BAY 77d76d29-83ce-4dfd-869d-895434966337

RACING ON THE ARNO,ITALY dbd68369-bc33-4266-a0c3-4238bd492a04

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AROUND THE BAY ON A SUNNY DAY DSC00985-1



PICTURE THIS #346 ~ ACTION SHOTS

Congratulations, Pat, for the awesome banner image! Nice to see it, once again...
Thanks, Anders, for the good choice of this week's theme.
I take this opportunity to wish a Happy Easter to whoever celebrates it...


President's household guards on horseback - Lisbon
action shots

At the market - taking orders - Lisbon
action shots

Having fun on a sunny day - Lisbon
action shots

Hanging laundry - Oporto
action shots



Picture This #346 ~ Action Shots

Many thanks to Anders for hosting this week. A cool theme, I'm hoping to see some great action-captures. I had to search through my archive, as action-shots are not something I do a lot of, but managed to find some!!

Here are mine:

1) Leaping Dolphin, Seaworld, Florida.
Leaping Dolphins 2

2) Riders on the Montu rollercoaster, Busch Gardens, Florida, go through a barrel-roll.
Montu Twist

3) I took this shot of a British Airways 747 at Windsor Castle, which happens to be under one of the outbound flight-paths from Heathrow Airport.
Low Flying

4) This shot might look blurry, but it contains quite a lot of action. I was driving through a rainstorm, you can see the rain on the windshield, along with the windscreen wiper in motion. 
Chase



Picture This #346 ~ Action Shots

Great banner by Pat of the naked cat.

Greetings and welcome from Sweden. I'm your host this week and the chosen theme is...Action Shots.


These three shots were taken at the Medieval Weekend Event at the Landskrona Citadel.
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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Picture This #345 ~ Got It!!

Thanks for hosting Benni, love the theme and congratulations to Belita for the banner shot.

I love taking close-ups. This was one of a horse's eye and I think I have the reflection of me taking the photo in his eye.
Eye of the horse

It is just not everyone that has a naked cat (Sphynx) belonging to the neighbour. He is no longer here, but the photos remain.
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One of my experiments with reflection. The green vase was on the sideboard and the sun shining through the blinds.
Vase Reflection automatic

I found this photo this week. I had not put it in a category so it sort of got lost. I cannot judge whether it is good, but the colours just fascinated me.
Sky over Feldbrunnen, Switzerland




Picture This #345 ~ Got It !!

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week. She's chosen a great theme, should get some really good selections. I had a good think about this one and have decided to go with one of my favourite subjects: BIRDS.   They are great for "got it" moments!! 

Here are mine:

1) This is one of my all-time favourite shots. This flamingo was resting, but was also still alert and watching it's surroundings. It was also standing against a dark background, which helped with composition.
Flamingo 1

2) The Wood Stork is one of the ugliest birds, but I find them a fascinating subject!!
Wood Stork's Eye

3) This parrot was struggling to stay awake on a really hot day!!
Sleepy Parrot

4) Emus are such comical birds, and pull some really funny faces.
Emu 4



PICTURE THIS #345 ~ GOT IT!!

Excellent theme, Benni! Thanks for the kind comment on the image kindly chosen by Mitch for this week's banner.

I don't know how to express by words why I have chosen the photos below. It's easier to explain why we dislike something than justify the reasons why we like it, isn't it?

Toledo (Spain)
GOT IT

Madrid (Spain)
GOT IT 

Lisbon 
GOT IT



PT CCCXLV ~ Got It!!

Wonderful theme by Benni and banner by Belita.

These three shots were taken at a visit to Tropicarium Museum of tropical Animals, Helsingborg

This bluelegged black bird caught my eye.

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Good thing I caught it before it felt compelled to jump about.
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The model for this mask must have been in a foul mood.
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PICTURE THIS #345 ~ GOT IT!!

HI ALL!! THANKS BENNI FOR COOL THEME.
BELITA, A WONDERFUL BANNER!!


SHOOTING IN THE SUN 5eba821f-cfb7-417d-b050-d8946decdead

MY FAVORITE MISTAKE b5a59cf3-ead5-40db-88c1-0092598d682f

GREAT PORTRAIT IF I MUST SAY SO 893b27d1-bf99-4ef2-9554-37a60fbd91ce

THIS ONE MADE THE COVER OF A SAN FRANCISCO TOURIST MAGAZINE 64510e55-ce03-4c37-9ce5-2f593c53ced8 






Friday, 18 March 2016

Picture This #345 ~ Got it!!

Hi and welcome to Picture This. Wonderful banner shot by Belita.  Magnificent colors!!

Sometimes we take pictures and are delighted when they turn out the way we hoped they would. These shots put a smile on our faces and a wish to show them around. The theme this week is pictures which you might be extra proud of, pictures that you had to work to get, or pictures which were happy accidents. Maybe you've posted these before, but feel free to post them again. I suppose another way of putting this theme is "Favorite Pictures", but I went with "Got it!" which is how I feel sometimes when I've been working to get a shot of a tough subject.

And of course, remember what I always say: the theme is not important. Having fun showing us your pictures is the main thing.


Dog and ball
This is Tucker who ran after a ball many times so I could get this shot.

White egret
Egret in the evening sun.

Firecracker fern
I was finally able to get a picture of these challenging flowers.

P-51 Mustang
A P-51 Mustang, a harder capture than I had thought. Fortunately there was an airshow, so I had plenty of chances.



Sunday, 13 March 2016

PICTURE THIS #344 ~SPRING FLOWERS

Congratulations, Benni! Love the simplicity of the banner image as much as its colours.
Spring is already in the air, here in Lisbon, and this weekend has been so warm that I played golf wearing short sleeves....

Hope you like my Spring flowers, though I can't tell you the respective names, hydrangeas excluded. However, I believe you are knowledgeable enough about flower names.

Spring flowers


Spring flowers


Spring flowers


Spring flowers

Picture This #344 ~ Spring Flowers