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Postby MrsHjort » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:32 am

Hi guys, I just got home from a trip and have a gazillion photos to edit, and I thought it might be more fun to dig into if I had some sort of extra motivation to keep me going. So, I'm gonna challenge myself and start posting a picture a day come the 1st of May and keep on going for as long as I have photos left to edit.

Feel like joining me? Feel free to do so, the more the merrier and you're very welcome to, but no stress, and feel free to jump in at any time. This is simply a relaxed informal photo editing and showing thingy :cheers:
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Postby mickey2bagz » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:32 am

MrsHjort wrote:Hi guys, I just got home from a trip and have a gazillion photos to edit, and I thought it might be more fun to dig into if I had some sort of extra motivation to keep me going. So, I'm gonna challenge myself and start posting a picture a day come the 1st of May and keep on going for as long as I have photos left to edit.

Feel like joining me? Feel free to do so, the more the merrier and you're very welcome to, but no stress, and feel free to jump in at any time. This is simply a relaxed informal photo editing and showing thingy :cheers:


I'll look forward to seeing what you've been up to! :)
I've not been anywhere this year yet, I won't be able keep up with a daily challenge but I'll try to add a few. :cheers:
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Postby MrsHjort » Thu May 02, 2019 2:38 pm

My days in Rome

Find all of my Rome photos at my blog, here.

Day 19 - Marble and Stone

Continuing on with the Vatican Museum theme, here is another example of what the interior looked like. I find rooms like these quite tasteful - discrete natural colors and nothing too excessive. I absolutely love the classical style and I also like the subtle differences in the colors of the stone. (We'll save some examples of "sensory overload rooms" for tomorrow).

The statues in the museum are beautiful, but it was not easy getting a clean shot of them as there are a lot of visitors in the museum every day. This was one of the very few clean ones that I managed to get, and the one that I like the most personally. It was the angle he angle that caught my eye, and the lighting, though admittedly statues like these look great in just about any lighting. The interplay between background and foreground was interesting as well but I wish I had brought my 55-300 mm lens so that the background would have become a bit softer. That's the price you pay for convenience I guess, but I doubt that I would have been able to get the composition right with it, since it would have required me to stand farther away (I don't think there was room for that). Also there's the light issue. More zoom requires more light or you'll get a slight motion blur, so I guess it was for the best in the end... you can't have everything, and lugging around gear is not that practical in a museum like this where there are a lot of people - the smaller you are the easier it is to make your way through the crowds.

Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the top statues, but the bottom one is of Laocoön - a figure in Greek and Roman mythology - a Trojan priest who was attacked, with his two sons, by giant serpents sent by the gods. The statue is larger but I really like this close-up of only Laocoön. It makes you notice some really nice details like the veins in the arms and torso. The statue was made somewhere around 200 BC but it's likely a copy of a bronze original. In turn, this marble version may not be completely original, as it shows signs of heavy restoration. Nonetheless, it's considered a masterwork.

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Postby pixelpusher » Sun May 05, 2019 11:31 am

just to let you know : I not only have been enjoying the images BUT the narrative as well. Indeed every image has a story
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Postby GwenBriar » Mon May 06, 2019 9:07 pm

A is for Awesome and Amazing, also Amusing. I love seeing new things, and especially appreciate your explanations. :cheer:
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Postby MrsHjort » Wed May 15, 2019 12:52 pm

Thank you so much for your support and your kindness. It really motivates me to keep going. :cheers:
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Postby pixelpusher » Wed May 15, 2019 2:06 pm

UUhhmmm

I tend to look at the images before I read. Today I thought Gee she didn't want to lug a tripod around but she brought a drone along.
Great view points . Looks quite hilly there hope you took a lot of taxi's.
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Postby MrsHjort » Wed May 15, 2019 3:12 pm

pixelpusher wrote:I tend to look at the images before I read. Today I thought Gee she didn't want to lug a tripod around but she brought a drone along.
Great view points . Looks quite hilly there hope you took a lot of taxi's.


Thanks :). Rome is a very easy city to get around in on foot. All the must see sights are within walking distance if you're staying in the city center, and walking between them is mostly flat. So there's no need for taxis or busses :).
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Postby MyMindsEye » Wed May 15, 2019 9:14 pm

MrsHjort wrote:My days in Rome

Find all of my Rome photos at my blog, here.

Day 13, 14 and 15 - The View

Sorry again, it's been... I guess "hard" is the right word... these past few days and I haven't had the time or energy to do my daily shots. Like I said when I started this; I've been on medication during our trip. Coming home I had to taper it down, since my doctors don't want me on it, and as a good compliant patient I tried my hardest to do so...

Going to Rome and realizing what I am supposed to feel like - having the energy I used to have before I got sick, being able to take walks again etcetera... spoiled me... is that the right word? I don't know... I don't really have a word for it but tapering back down to zero meds became extremely hard once I had a reference to what I should feel like. My health has declined so slowly over so long a time I hadn't really noticed how bad it had gotten. Going from being an ordinary person, to a person that feels super tired and confused all the time no matter how much I sleep, to being short of breath again, to having aching joints and super dry skin... I just couldn't... how could anyone? When you know that one little pill can make you feel so much better?

Anyway I contacted my doctor and he made me promise to try to go back to a minimal dose, so that's what I've been trying to do these past weeks, but it just didn't do it for me. I felt a tad better than before, sure, but feeling a tad less like something the cat dragged in is was way short of being on an acceptable level. Yesterday I gave up and went back up a dose, and now I feel like a human being again. A wonderful feeling, something you only understand if you've been chronically ill yourself. A healthy person can endure much when they fall ill because they know that it will pass, but imagine it being never ending... Anyway, I just wanted to explain why I've been missing a few days lately, and wow did it turn out way longer than I planned...

So... these shots are of the view from Terrazza delle Quadrighe. In the first picture you'll see the roof of the Panteon, and behind it to the right the Supreme Court. The second picture shows the Roman Forum and the third is of the Colosseum of course.

You also get a bonus shot today. It's of a seagull that landed right on top of the telescope that Mr was looking through. He I didn't even realize it was sitting there until I told him to look up haha. Boy did he freak out! I didn't get a shot of it actually sitting there though, that would have been too funny.

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Another fine batch of images, Nat. :cheers:
When I was young, my mom would watch travel logs on tv and I would be facinated with the exotic locals. This, to me, is reminicent of those times only with new technology. Funny, I never realized why I find such images alluring. Hope your feeling better soon and able to find strength and energy sufficient to continue Your Travel Log. I think its great stuff! :clap:
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