Ancient Germania

As I have spent the last few weeks on my travels across Europe, I found this and thought it would be an appropriate map to share.

Ancient Germania - (Roman Knowledge)

Ancient Germania - (Roman Knowledge)

Fortunately, things are more modern now and I should be home in a few more weeks.

Gorgeous Beach Scene

I found this on Flickr and loved it. It is a stunning picture with great compositional elements and spot on focusing.

I love the colours and the overall feeling of sunset tranquillity it gives.

montserrat A

montserrat A

montserrat A,
originally uploaded by Manel ^ Urindar.

Stunning landscape and a good reason for browsing through Flickr pics.

While it can be argued that flickr has a mixed bag of images (in terms of quality), it is undeniable that there are some stunning captures there.

Early Religion

Religion...

Religion...

[hat tip: A commenter on Pharyngula]

Fantastic HDR

(0718) ÜÇH?SAR (Cappadocia) Turkey

(0718) ÜÇH?SAR (Cappadocia) Turkey,
originally uploaded by Joanot.


Cappadocia is an amazing area of Turkey, with stunning tufa formations that people have carved homes into for thousands of years.

Casual Cheetah

Casual Cheetah


Casual Cheetah,
originally uploaded by Wild Dogger.

Continuing my theme on Flickr Photographs, this is another excellent one from the Awesome Picture Award group.

Big cats always look good in photos, but I love the way this one shows the animal obviously interested in something offscreen. The focusing is fantastic – certainly not an easy task out in the field, especially given the similarity between tones which will make autofocus a nightmare.

An all round WELL DONE regarding this picture. I love it.

Gorgeous Photo Effect



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originally uploaded by Vicky ta.

I love this effect on photographs. From what I can see it is cross processing mixed with a heavy vignette. If any one has a better insight into this technique, please let me know.