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Swamp Photography

Post by Scottie » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:54 pm

That is to say, our own photos. Too often, photos taken by the lads get lost in Random Images or "At the . . . " threads. So post your pics!

These are nine quickies from the enormous "International" Night Market in Vancouver last night. And by "International" they mean "Chinese". Not so easy to shoot at night (I never use flash) with the Sony CyberShot I brought along but a few turned out alrightish. Wasn't up for lugging the bigger gear around. And those Sony's take a worthy snap.

1. The night market is much, much, bigger than it used to be. And far more crowded. It's also annoyingly brighter. The lighting on each vendor's stall is now just glaring. They switched the booths to some sort of planet friendly bulb that has the consequence of blinding anyone who looks directly at one. And the crowds this year have been huge. There's also loudspeakers on the streetlight poles (far right upper corner on pic below) that are turned up to distortion level so everything sounds just like a street market in Beijing or the ceaseless propaganda one hears at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas. And there's fifty of them all torturing different announcements or pop music at the same time.

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2. Typical vendor. Although sellers of cell phone covers, those rubber things with cutesy images, are omnipresent; three bucks per. This is a knock-off jewelry vendor. She also has a booth that sells knock-offs of Hermes and Louis Vuitton purses which (authentically) run hundreds if not thousands of dollars; she sells them for $40.

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3. Knock-offs. Sock-offs. Who wouldn't want Gangnam Style socks? Or, better yet, Shin Ramyun socks (Upper right corner). Those are ten pairs for eight bucks. Pretty cheap when you consider that they were made somewhere in Taiwan or mainland China, sold, put on a container ship, crossed the Pacific, sold again, sold again to whoever that vendor bought it from, ended up at a market for eighty-cents per pair. What a world.

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Post by Scottie » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:59 pm

4. Food. The food court takes up about half of the space at night market. It is massive. The smells are incredible. Squid on a stick? You betcha. Anything and everything on a stick. Cup'o'octopus? Yup. Every type of quickie Chinese food imaginable. Kimchee pancakes. Bubble tea. Roasted corn. Deep fried anything. Dukk. Duck. Fish-flavoured ice cream. Various unidentifiable street market staples. Grilled fish, whole, ungutted. Spit roasted mystery beast. Ramen gelato. Red hot spicy pepper soda.

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5. More . . .

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6. Steamed pork buns in the shape of piggies and porcupines. Clever, eh.

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Post by Scottie » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:02 pm

7. The loneliness of the Pokemon-costumed, Ren & Stimpy knock-off purse wearing, soap-bubble gun wielding sales girl.

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8. Making "Dragon's Beard" candy apparently takes years and years to learn. I can see why; it is certainly delicate looking stuff, thinner than silk or angel-hair. Then powdered, dyed, and shaped into some fascinating edible art.

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9. I gotta get one of those signs for my office. Please Feel The Balls.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:59 pm

Scottie wrote:9. I gotta get one of those signs for my office. Please Feel The Balls.
Probably lifted from Kranepool's doctor's office.
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Re: Swamp Photography

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DSafetyGuy wrote:
Scottie wrote:9. I gotta get one of those signs for my office. Please Feel The Balls.
Probably lifted from Kranepool's doctor's office.
or your friendly neighborhood "Reynolds Nap" office.

That one still kills me.

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Post by Pruitt » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:37 am

Great shots of the night market.
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Post by A_B » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:42 am

Those are cool. My best shots would all be family. I don't do a lot of shooting the surroundings.

I bet PDX would have some nice sumbissions.
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Post by rass » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:54 pm

The end of summer at the Jersey shore.

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Post by cerrano » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:09 pm

rass wrote:The end of summer at the Jersey shore.

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well done, rass.
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Post by Gunpowder » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:37 am

That is a nice photo.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:28 pm

That's really great work, rass.
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Post by rass » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:41 pm

Thanks guys. As per AB, I usually just end up taking pictures if my kids, and in this case was trying to get the camera set to get a shot of them leaning against the railing there in the foreground.
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Post by Shirley » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:39 am

This is a shot of my son climbing on playground equipment right by the London Eye. (hope it's not too huge)

Like others, I normally just use my phone and take shots of the family, so it's rare to take a "good" picture.

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Post by Scottie » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:42 am

Nice shot. Good one, Dave.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:19 pm

Cheating a little bit, because he's not a swamper, but good friend of Oiler and I, James Boone, had a few of his weather shots retweeted around the webs a bit in the last few weeks. It was strange to see Erin Andrews and a Washington political reporter retweet a good friend's work.

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Post by rass » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:20 pm

The lightening shots are really cool.

Ferris wheels are cool, huh? I tried taking some shots like Shirley managed to nail, with the wheel blocking the sun. As you can tell from the picture above, the wheel is West-ish from the boardwalk, but it was too far away to entirely block the sun.
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Post by Gunpowder » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:41 am

I don't know why but I think this picture is awesome.

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Post by The Sybian » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:55 am

Gunpowder wrote:I don't know why but I think this picture is awesome.

It's the ass. Actually, that is a really cool picture.
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Post by Scottie » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:57 pm

Fast and ferocious action on opening night at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster, British Columbia; a six-sheeter with ice reputed to be the lower mainland's finest.

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Post by Scottie » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:32 pm

Walked around Vancouver's Chinatown for a couple of hours this afternoon; it was a gorgeous Autumn day. Took a few shots with a tiny little Sony Cyber-Shot (14.1 megapixel) just to play around with the camera. Here's a dozen of 'em:

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Post by Scottie » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:35 pm

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Post by howard » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:22 am

Dude, you've got a fine eye for framing and composition. Very nice.
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Post by Pruitt » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:59 am

Great shots of Chinatown.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:50 am

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I love this one. Just a hint of juxtaposition with the graffiti-tagged barrels in the bottom corner.
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Post by Scottie » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:56 am

Thanks. I got very, very, lucky on that shot for a couple of reasons. One is the guy sitting bottom center as if he just finished painting the mural or was posing for an album cover and second, which is almost unthinkably rare for bustling Chinatown, there was nobody else around thanks to the holiday.

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Post by Scottie » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:06 pm

Here's a few shots from the Vancouver International Buddhist Temple, a remarkable (and lavish) temple down in Richmond, BC, from a couple of days ago. It was done up for Chinese New Year:

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Post by Rush2112 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:53 pm

Don't know why but I really like this photo.

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Post by Scottie » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:23 pm

Rush2112 wrote:Don't know why but I really like this photo . . .
Colorado has seagulls? Then again, they were all over the place in Edmonton.
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Post by Rush2112 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:33 pm

That was taken at Alcatraz Island.
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Post by Jerloma » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:14 pm

My female cat is straight from the gates of Hades, but she's pretty nonetheless.

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Watching the sunrise in Punta Cana:

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Post by govmentchedda » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:37 pm

Jerloma wrote:My female cat is straight from the gates of Hades, but she's pretty nonetheless.

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Maine Coon? We've got one too. Great fucking cat. Ours is half dog. Easy temperment, loves to cuddle, really loves running water.
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Post by rass » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:14 am

Not as pretty as Keg's, but it's Jersey, not the Caribbean.

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I did earn this one. I rolled out of bed a little after 5AM, biked down the boardwalk to the primary route out of town, and ran over the bridge connecting the island to the mainland (and back, about 5 miles total). There was a great view of Atlantic City to the right/East, but it was a little overcast in that direction and I couldn't get a great shot right at sunrise. I rode the bike back down to the beach, took a quick swim waiting for the sun to climb above the clouds, and got a couple of pictures once it did.
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Post by rass » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:11 pm

Sorry for two posts in a row, but I can't find another appropriate thread.

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One of those is the moon. The other is an annual memorial.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:18 pm

Had an awesome moose encounter at our cabin weekend before last.




Our kitten getting ready to pounce:

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Different perspective:

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The young one mugging for the camera:

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Meanwhile, Momma is not amused:

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Those are cool.
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