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DAY: two hundred sixty-seven / three hundred sixty-five
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A waterfall iv always wanted to capture but never had the chance, i set up on the opposite bank, stacked a couple of filters to get a nice smoothing effect to the water.
Converted to b/w and square crop in Lightroom 4
Really wish someone would climb up and pull those branches out of the middle point of the falls lol
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Les Invalides (1679) officially known as L'Hôtel national des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids), is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France, containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the building's original purpose. The buildings house the Musée de l'Armée, the military museum of the Army of France, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, and the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, as well as the burial site for some of France's war heroes, notably Napoleon Bonaparte.
The most notable tomb at Les Invalides is that of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821). Napoleon was initially interred on Saint Helena, but King Louis-Philippe arranged for his remains to be brought to France in 1840, an event known as le retour des cendres. Napoléon's ashes were first buried in the Chapelle Saint-Jérôme in the Invalides until his final resting place, a tomb made of red quartziteand resting on a green granite base, was finished in 1861.
Source : Wikpedia
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The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (English: Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family; Spanish: Basílica y Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia), commonly known as the Sagrada Família (Catalan pronunciation: [səˈɣɾaðə fəˈmiɫiə]), is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November 2010 was consecrated and proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.
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[art] Inscripció o dibuix sobre murs o altres suports d'espais públics.
Els seus motius responen a l'expressió política o ideològica, l'exhibició de la personalitat d'un individu o d'un grup o a la intenció decorativa. Propis dels grups marginals de les grans urbs, als anys vuitanta hom començà a valorar-los com a expressió plàstica amb entitat pròpia, com és el cas dels nord-americans Jean-Michel Basquiat o Keith Haring.
[Art] registration or drawing on walls or other support for public spaces.
His motives reflect ideological or political expression, exhibiting the personality of an individual or a group or decorative purpose. Own marginal groups of the largest cities in the eighties we began to appreciate them as a visual expression of its own, such as the U.S. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
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Yesterday morning I walked across a great meadow - the high grass was very wet from the previous rain and night dew. In the distance I saw a deer watching exactly what I´m doing. As I came closer it became more and more nervous and it belled very loudly. Just as I wondered that it wasn´t over the hills and far away by now it turned and jumped away in leaps and bounds still belling like a pack of hounds. When I roughly passed the place where it bustled about I recognized the reason for its excitement - I almost stumbled over a cute little fawn, keeping still, hardly breathing....
I took some quick shots and wished it well :-)))
What a wonderful start into that morning.
Don´t worry....I didn´t touched it...by no means.
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Kanchipuram. Tamilnadu. India.
The Kamakshi Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Kamakshi, one of the forms of the goddess Parvati. It is located in the historic city of Kanchipuram, near Chennai, India and is popularly associated with Sankaracharya, one of the greatest Hindu gurus. The Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, the Akilandeswari temple in Thiruvanaikaval near Tiruchirappalli and this Kamakshi are the important centers of worship of Parvati as the mother goddess, in the state of Tamil Nadu. The temple was most probably built by the Pallava kings, whose capital was Kanchipuram, around 6 C.E.
The main deity, Kamakshi, is seated in a majestic Padmasana, an yogic posture signifying peace and prosperity, instead of the traditional standing pose. The goddess holds a sugarcane bow and bunch of flowers in the lower two of her arms and has a pasha (lasso), an ankusha (goad) in her upper two arms. There is also a parrot perched near the flower bunch. There are no other Parvati temples in the city of Kanchipuram, apart from this temple, which is unusual in a traditional city that has hundreds of traditional temples. There are various legends that account for this fact. One of them according to Kamakshivilasa is that the Goddess had to absorb all the other shakthi forms to give a boon to Kama, the Hindu god of love. Another legend attributes it to the Raja Rajeswari pose of the deity that signifies an absolute control over the land under the deity's control.Legend has it that Kamakshi offered worship to a Shivalingam made out of sand, under a mango tree and gained Shiva's hand in marriage.
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Please view on Black, much much better!!
This shot was taken at the lighthouse at Burnham-On-Sea with a sunset that I thought never be anything remotely decent for most of the time.
So on the day I took this shot I was going to be heading back to Plymouth for my final term of my second year and decided that I would once again call of somewhere. So I chose this quirky lighthouse which despite being in the wrong direction for Plymouth actually only added a small distance to the journey because of a nicely placed motorway. Anyway there was mixed weather forecast reports and it had been quite changable day in terms of weather with most of the day being taken over by rain clouds.
None the less I decided I would chance it on there being a good sunset and shortly before I left there was some nice sunshine, this wasn't to last though. As I drove to Burnham-On-Sea the rain started to come down, pretty heavy at points and I was starting to feel like I had wasted my time heading for this place. As I got pretty near to my destination I got caught in a traffic jam as some more rain came down. Oh dear, this was not going well at all!
Anyway thankfully the jam wasn't too big and I was soon in Burnham-On-Sea and thankfully the rain had stopped but there was still lots of cloud cover, not good. I managed to park for free after I had spotted a small path leading to the beach on Google Earth that would take me straight out to the lighthouse. So some nice prior planning there had saved me time and a few pennies but then as I walked onto the beach I was smacked in the face by some pretty strong winds and lower than expected tides (it was meant to high tide at this point). As I looked both ways on the beach it didn't look great, well to be honest it looked rubbish. But this lighthouse was pretty unique at least.
Anyway I set up my tripod and stuck my camera on it and fired of some frames, nothing special, still to much cloud. However as the sun started to fall things soon quickly changed. I was about to reap the rewards of my efforts. Mother nature was going to give me a chance to get the shot I wanted. Now the wind, that was making my tripod legs vibrate, was starting to play into my hand, fast moving clouds would be perfect for some long exposure work. So I stuck on my Sony 18-55mm, screwed on the fantastic B+W ND110 filter and took a couple of shots. I wasn't too happy with the composition and then I had an idea, to get my shot with the lighthouse being pretty small against a massive colourful sky. So I ran across the beach to a nice vantage point and fired some shots here, without even calculating the exposure time (not the best idea for LE work). Thankfully they were both exposed correctly. As the sun came down I grabbed some more shots but none I liked more than this.
So, despite the rain, the traffic jam, the low tide, the high winds (sort of), the bland and kind of ugly beach (sorry if you like it!) I managed to get the shot I was delighted with.
Phew! Big description done, congrats if you read all of that malarkey!
Oh and its called Nuclear Separation because you can see Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station and then the separation of the sun and lighthouse. Nuclear Power = Fission = Splitting atoms = Splitting/Separating the lighthouse and sun. Sorry bit lame but I kinda liked it haha.
Shutter Speed: 77 seconds
Focal Length: 24mm
Filters: Hitech 0.6 Soft Grad + B+W ND110 (much better than the Hitech Pro 10 Stop!!)