Weekend Photography Challenge #413 Vanishing Point

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  • #380221

    Tersha
    Keymaster
  • #380225

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Sunset at Magic Reservoir

    Sunset at Magic Reservoir

    • #380230

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Your photo shows that it is an aptly named reservoir.

    • #380396

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Definitely looks very magical, cool shot!

  • #380227

    Michael
    Participant

    Here is an image that I took in Napa, California. Mike

     

    • #380231

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Nice framing of the vineyard Michael.

    • #380300

      LeanneC
      Participant

      I like the way your framed this shot, Michael. Was this in the spring? Those vines look pretty bare. Hope you got to sample!

      • #380321

        Michael
        Participant

        Leann, yes this was in the spring, the third week of March. And oh yes, we did sample as much as we could. I still had to be able to legally drive, and I hated to have to spit out the wine samples! There is something that seems so wrong with having to do that, but it was so much fun!

        • #380405

          LeanneC
          Participant

          I agree! That is tough. My husband and I enjoy touring our local wineries. We were camping in the Okanagan one summer and after a few days of winery visits, mixed with swimming and outdoor fun, our oldest (5 at the time) said, “So, which wineries are we going to today?!” LOL

    • #380326

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Nice Michael. Something about the framing gives the image an Italian look. It might be the shape at the bottom.

    • #380397

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Great shot Micheal, my eye follows the vines all the way down, love it!

    • #380557

      chris pook
      Participant

      It makes me want to drink red wine.  But then most things make me want to drink red wine.  Hmm…  It has gone midday…

    • #381012

      Anonymous

      Superb Click, It reflects the real beauty of the place. Keep Posting!
      Regards,
      Yugo.PK

  • #380232

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Cold, rainy morning at a tulip festival near Woodburn Oregon.

    • #380297

      LeanneC
      Participant

      I have always wanted to go to one of these tulip festivals! Some day…

       

      • #380362

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        This one’s at the Wooden Shoe Farm. They do it up pretty good there. Plenty of good food and drink and when the weather cooperates a hot air balloon.

         

  • #380236

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    Saint Paul, Minnesota Skyline

     

    • #380298

      LeanneC
      Participant

      I like the nice warm tones in this shot, Kent. Makes the city feel friendly and welcoming.

    • #380668

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      The warm afternoon (?) glow of light on the buildings and road makes a really nice contrast to the green of the trees. Adds a bit of pop to the image.

      • #380908

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Thanks Dave. Actually Sunrise. Taken through the window on the 10th floor while waiting to see my Dr. 🙂

  • #380241

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

    International Museum of the Baroque, Puebla, Mexico

    International Museum of the Baroque

    • #380295

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Looking up? Cool shot, Rob. A neat perspective.

    • #380327

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Nice change of point of view Rob. I had been looking through the stuff to see if I had an upward looking vanishing point but didn’t find one yet. Glad to see yours.

    • #380398

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Cool shot Rob!

    • #380653

      Dawn
      Participant

      Well done Rob, I really like the nice clean lines of this pic.

    • #380666

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Wonderful perspective. Soft, pastel colors. And as Dawn said nice clean lines. All combined to make a beautiful abstract. Thumbs up Rob.

    • #381044

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Thank you everyone. This is a truly spectacular building. It’s a fantastic subject to take photos of. I’ll be posting a few more foto’s of it at a later date.

  • #380247

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    vanishing point

    • #380294

      LeanneC
      Participant

      This one gives me an anxious feeling, Diane. Like, I might actually vanish if I go down the path!

    • #380329

      Bobbie
      Participant

      You’re not going to vanish Leanne. Everything is just going to spiral in on itself tighter and tighter until …
      Definitely an emotion provoking image Diane!

      • #380406

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Yikes, Bobbie! There is a (horror or fantasy) story here!

    • #380356

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Composition definitely draws you into the image. Nicely done.

  • #380284

    Pamela Winter
    Participant

    Butler Beach, Anastasia Island, St Augustine, Florida

    • #380293

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Beautiful Pamela. I want to be there!

    • #380555

      chris pook
      Participant

      Inviting… Come, swim…!

  • #380286

    Click
    Participant

    The non-vanishing wall

    Endless Wall

    • #380554

      chris pook
      Participant

      That’s a Great Wall!

    • #380655

      Dawn
      Participant

      Such a great pic, The Great wall has been on my bucket list for some time.

  • #380288

    Click
    Participant

    Shanghai Pudong Airport

    Airport

  • #380289

    Pamela Winter
    Participant

    Trying to get my friend (Maleah Fulbright) registered for this website and having difficulty.  Here is her photo of the Seattle Train yards:

  • #380292

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Nye Beach, Oregon

    The Sea Will Rise

     

    • #380330

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Everything works in this seascape Leanne – the color, the shapes, the balance, the lighting. It’s all there for me.

    • #380361

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Beautiful image Leanne.  I wanted to get over to Newport last summer but never did. Want to spend some time shooting at Yaquina Head area.

    • #380399

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Lovely shot Leanne, I really like the detail on the rocks and in the mud1

      • #380443

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Diane, Dave and Bobbie. I was reading about these rocks once belonging to a sea arch, called Jump Off Joe. It collapsed in 1916. The power of water erosion is pretty amazing. It is a fun and interesting spot – I hope you get your visit in, Dave.

    • #380491

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Love the way the clouds and the foreground rocks all point toward the headland and the vanishing horizon there. My eye wanders off into the distance amid the stormy clouds and wind blown waves and then returns to the peaceful pool of water amid the sumptuous texture and colour of the rocks. Beautiful pic Leanne.

    • #380552

      chris pook
      Participant

      Again, I can smell it.  It smells fresher than Elins goats.  🙂

      • #380786

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Graham and Chris! I want to go back and breathe that air again soon! Love the Oregon coast.

    • #380607

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Beautiful Leann,

      I remember when you were so shy about posting your work, you’ve come a long way even writing guides for photosy, you’re posting some great stuff.

      • #380785

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Haha! Yes, Robert! I think being on this forum has helped. You guys are all great and very supportive! Thanks so much for the kind comment.

  • #380303

    Tom M
    Participant

    Nashville Skyline…

  • #380304

    Tom M
    Participant

    Ornament lights framing the Christmas tree…

     

  • #380318

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Road to Tarlee.

    • #380444

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Lovely moody sky, Graham. I love the light you get from skies like that. Great catch.

    • #380549

      chris pook
      Participant

      Lile that a lot, particularly the contrasting colours and light v dark of the clouds and the wheat/

    • #380608

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Love it Graham

    • #380683

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Thanks guys. This was taken on the same day as my recent sunny Hay Bales picture.

      The Sun On The Stubble

      Bright sunshine one minute, dark clouds the next. As mentioned, makes for a nice lighting effect.

  • #380337

    Bobbie
    Participant

    “Riverside Rest” – Zakopane, Poland

    • #380445

      LeanneC
      Participant

      That is a busy little brook, Bobbie! What a nice spot to stop. It reminds me of some places in BC, where I live.

      • #380577

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks Leanne. I’ve always wanted to get to BC but it hasn’t happened yet.

    • #380547

      chris pook
      Participant

      I have never been to Poland, though I know a lot of Poles.  What did you make of it?  I would like to go – maybe try skiing there.

      • #380578

        Bobbie
        Participant

        We had a good time Chris but it was a trip we placed limitations on as to what to see and not see, where to go and not go. That was my condition for going.
        Zakopane, the place I took the photo, is also an area well known for its ski slopes (we don’t ski).

  • #380375

    Holly K
    Participant

    Arbor Lane

    • #380546

      chris pook
      Participant

      Where are you.  Nice mountain backdrop.

      • #380595

        Holly K
        Participant

        Hi Chris:  This is in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles.  The city has a great view of the San Bernardino Mountains.

  • #380404

    ElinL
    Participant

    Greetings from our furry friends

    Vanishing point

    • #380447

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Awesome Elin! And so very you, to find a vanishing point image in a row of creatures. I love it.

      • #380618

        ElinL
        Participant

        Thank you Leanne – feeding them is a fascinating sight.

    • #380545

      chris pook
      Participant

      Baaa!  🙂

      Love this.  I can smell it almost.  🙂

      • #380619

        ElinL
        Participant

        Hope you didn´t get the rams smell up your nose – terrible at this time of the year – so bad that it could be used in warfare.

    • #380579

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Wonderful Elin. I love your farm series. The rams almost look like mythological creatures here.

      • #380620

        ElinL
        Participant

        Thank you Bobbie – Jon´s rams are wonderful and peaceful creatures – a bit aggressive, battered and bloody now during the mating season.

    • #380609

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      You take such wonderful sheep photos Elin, I never would have thought them this photogenic.

      • #380621

        ElinL
        Participant

        Thank you Robert – they are really beautiful creatures – my photos do not do them justice.

    • #380669

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Great lighting highlights the sheep beautifully. And the earth tones fit the subject matter perfectly.

      • #380670

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Lets try that again.  The lighting highlights the sheep very well. And the earth tones match the subject matter perfectly. Nice job.

    • #380681

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      What a wonderful picture Elin. So much warm earthy colour and texture. I love the light in this pic. Flash?

      Also; reminds me of government heads-of-state ramming heads at a conference meeting.

      I can just imagine the day of the shoot too…”OK, now don’t look at the camera guys, just eat the straw and look natural. Damn it!”

    • #381072

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Love it Elin, such character in their faces!

  • #380407

    Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

    PB200840

    Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair national park

    PB211095

    • #380544

      chris pook
      Participant

      Great shots David.  How do you feel about the pathway through the wilderness?   I would be torn, if it was one of my favourite spots.  Awesome for riding a bike on, but taking away some of the tranquility and isolation of the place.

      • #380610

        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Love that first one David.

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        It is a catch22 Chris. This track leads to a site of historical significance. It runs through what is essentially a peat bog that is full of wombat burrows – whilst not the most pleasing view it is far better than the damage to the environment.

  • #380466

    Andre P.
    Participant

  • #380516

    chris pook
    Participant

    The Dog is a distraction really, but, well, you know;

    Cold Winter Dawn in Cambridgeshire;

    export-0306

     

  • #380576

    Anne Hornsby
    Participant

    Wow, this is am amazing set of photos!

    Cambodia

    • #380580

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Something about this image intrigues me Anne but I can’t put my finger on what it is.

    • #380611

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      For me its about the juxtaposition of the three modes of travel.

    • #380693

      Gray B
      Participant

      This is a fabulous photo Anne.  For me the story begins with the man on the bike carrying branches and it just goes from there.  Taking time to explore, especially in exotic locations, doesn’t get any better and pics like this is your reward.

      Thank you

    • #380706

      Tom M
      Participant

      Love this photo Anne. The lighting,composition and story are just about perfect…

       

      • #381055

        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Thanks Bobbie, Robert, Gray, Tom.   The feeling at this spot was almost mystical –  trees arcing over a lot of the road,  slow-paced movements from farm plots and homes….

  • #380581

    Bobbie
    Participant

    “Sunset Runner”

    • #380596

      Holly K
      Participant

      Beautiful shot and great composition!

    • #380731

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Thanks Holly

  • #380613

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Crossing up ahead.

    • #380640

      Dawn
      Participant

      This is a beautiful shot, I love the curves that lead the eye.

      • #380661

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks. I appreciate your comment Dawn. 🙂

    • #380707

      Tom M
      Participant

      I like this photo a lot Dave. The way the 2 curves of different forms of transportation mirror each other and the trees in between them is intriguing. Well done…

       

      • #380725

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks Tom. Shot it at a few different POV’s. I thought this one was the best.

    • #380734

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Interesting image Dave (and a little dizzying). It almost looks like a composite of 2 images.

      • #380743

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks for commenting Bobbie. It’s just one shot. My post processing skills are not good enough to make a composite. Can’t even remove some branches over the road on the lower right without messing it up. But I keep working at it. 🙂

    • #380762

      Preston
      Participant

      This is a fun photo Dave! Personally I like the limbs over the road.  They frame the road quite well in my opinion.

      • #380764

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks. I guess I didn’t express that very well. I didn’t mean the branches above the road at the top of the image. Look at the lower right corner. There’s a spot on the pavement where the yellow lines don’t line up and the pavement is smudged.  There was a limb with a lot of small branches sticking up from the side of the road. I didn’t make the effort to remove them at the time. Didn’t bother me until I looked at the shot enlarged on my computer monitor.  They needed to be removed. I’m just not very good at that yet.

        • #380787

          Preston
          Participant

          You’re preaching to the choir!  I’m no master at post production either.  Honeslty though, I didn’t notice the smuged lines until you pointed them out just now and I was looking on a 24 inch monitor before.  I guess if some things don’t bother us, we’ll never get better at this whole photography process.  All in all, I still think it’s a great shot.

          • #380909

            Dave Watkins
            Participant

            I’m what one would call “technologically challenged.” But I’m a learnin’. 🙂  Thanks again for your comments Preston.

    • #380859

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      I really like this pic Dave. It doesn’t seem to follow any ‘rules’ in photography but it works so well. Perhaps its the three main elements that I find appealing; the tracks, the road and the trees. All competing for attention but each sharing equal billing.

      Together, they increase the desire to know what happens around the bend. Do they cross? Or do they continue on beside each other? If I had a friend with me, I’d be saying “You take the high road and I’ll take the low road”.

      Wouldn’t mind seeing this scene in a foggy mist too. Great location, great shot.

      • #380910

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks for your comment Graham. Do they cross around the bend? Honestly I don’t know. I drove to here and left in the other direction. I remembered this spot from a drive I took quite a while ago. Went there Monday morning looking for a vanishing point shot. When I was done I turned around and drove home.

        There were areas of fog around that morning but unfortunately not at this particular spot. I plan on going back on another foggy morning.

         

        Edit: Went back this foggy morning and got kicked off the train tracks before I even got one shot. Was told I was trespassing and they’d written down my license plate number and if they saw my truck parked there again they’d call the police. The man said “Sorry. That’s just the way it’s been after 9/11. Oh well.

    • #380906

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      I like this shot too. Good eye!

  • #380622

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Clouds Vanishing over the Mountains ?

    Natures Call to Wake

  • #380623

    davidc
    Participant

    Under the old pier in Southport on Merseyside

    southport 2018-12

    • #380689

      Gray B
      Participant

      “Under the boardwalk” during my surfing days was a bit of a theme song for me. This capture took me back to those days. Thanks David

  • #380624

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Late Evening Travels

    Late Evening Travels

  • #380641

    Dawn
    Participant

    The Big Wheel

  • #380686

    Gray B
    Participant

    There’s a reason it’s called Death Valley :).

    Lonely highway to Death Valley

    • #380736

      Bobbie
      Participant

      This made me immediately think of the Beatles – “The long and winding road” – NOT!
      Hope you had a lot of gas and plenty of water Gray.

  • #380709

    Tom M
    Participant

    Nice photo Gray. You have 2 sensor spots that you need to clean in your camera though in the upper left hand corner. 🙂

    • #380738

      Gray B
      Participant

      I sure as heck do have spots.  It’s an older shot with an old camera, thanks for pointing this out. ??

  • #380763

    Preston
    Participant

    California Route 4 on a road trip my dad and I took in 2009.  It’s not the best quality, but it’s one of my favorites from the trip. 

    One I took over the weekend. Winding Road Ahead

    • #381052

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Has been a while since I was on California route 4 Preston. It goes through one of my favorite historic gold mining towns. Angels Camp. Home to Mark Twains “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” My parents built a cabin in Bear Valley in 1967. I learned to ski at Mt. Reba. Thanks for the memories. 🙂

      • #381112

        Preston
        Participant

        I remember it being a gorgeous ride.  We were heading looking for Giant Trees and a nice gentleman in Virginia City told us to go to Calaveras Big Tree State Park.  So happy he did that.  I’m glad it took you back a bit Dave!

  • #380768

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Afon Dulas

    Afon Dulas

  • #381087

    Jay Ward
    Participant

    Fall Drive

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