12 TOP Photos for January 13

published by ; January 15, 2012
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12 awesome TOP shots published by Google+ photography enthusiasts on January 13, 2012.

I took this shot from my balcony as the pigeon flying over a zebra crossing then i motionblur the zebra crossing


Carmel-by-the-sea. Dogs.
Half-pass in perfection. 'Gotta fetch in style.
  • Photographer Oliver Seidel
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Mmmmm... I love old houses out in the kountry.

This is one I believe is much less visited. Inside are still intact items from a long time ago. It is very fun to explore these houses and see what history you can gather from them. Sometimes they even have old farm equipment.

  • Photographer Jamey Pyles
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State Library

Location: Melbourne, Australia


#PlusPhotoExtract #HDR #Canon #Australia #Geelong


I was definitely "getting away" when I took this shot out of the aircraft window whilst taxing so seems appropriate for the new #FridayGetaway theme by +Gary Crabbe


Who needs words when you have a look like this...

#FidoFriday by +Wes Lum +mel peifer and +Lisa Lisa
  • Photographer Dino Morrow
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Good Morning - this is from a foggy spring morning a few years ago.
I called it "Breathing Light"
Have a great weekend!
  • Photographer Dirk Wüstenhagen
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Hippo Splash

This image has a bit of history. It was one of the first pictures I took with a digital camera and it was featured as one of the best wildlife photos by DP magazine (Ukrainian edition 2007). That said - I could never get the photo edited acceptable (early days in PS :))). I tried it again a few weeks later - and out of pure frustration deleted the raw file and colour jpeg's - big mistake and I am sooooooo sorry about that silly habit :)

All I have left is this B&W version - NEVER delete difficult images as soon you will acquire more skills to deal with problems :)

I would also like to apologise for my post-and-run manners (I am busy with final TAX returns :))

#MonochromeMonday curated by +Siddharth Pandit


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The sun was shining yesterday in Ireland and although it's only the 13th of January it feels like Spring is right around the corner. Wonderful.

This is a long exposure photo from yesterday..see.. the sun..!
  • Photographer Layla Kuyper
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  • Photographer G. Brad Lewis
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How far we've come in the last 25 years...

This phone was my Grandmothers phone for maybe 40 years until British Telecom came along to replace it with some horrible cheap plastic thing in the early 90's, we had to persuade the engineer to leave this old one with us. It now sits on a shelf in my office looking decorative gathering dust.
Whilst this was disconnected 20 odd years ago, and was old at the time, the progress we've made in communications since then is mind blowing!
iPhones that do everything under the sun, video conversations all over the world with 10 people (hangouts), phone numbers that are far too long to remember anymore and so on. Back with this phone was the days where there was a direct line to the exchange, the operator connected your calls and your phone number was 3 digits.
...and they call what we have now progress. In some ways yes, though sometimes I do wish we were back in the days of letter writing and not everything had to be answered immediately.

I'll be raising a glass to simpler times tonight (whilst having a hangout of course!) ;-)


POTD 12 Jan 2012 : Chipmunk looking for food (12/366)

Chipmunk, Jandia, Fuerteventura, Spain

Visiting Jandia today we had nearly 5hrs to explore. Near the town's light house is where a colony of Chipmunks live. Had a lot of fun photographing these follows as they hunted for food. There are really quite tame coming right up to you... and then running off very quickly before you have the chance to photograph them.

I was quite taken with this image of one of them sitting on the rocks where the live and forage for food looking longingly at the tourists sitting outside the nearby beach cafe. I'm not sure how he or she regards them. Invaders or a source of a free lunch?

More images of the chipmunks and of Jandia can be seen here: http://photos.imb.biz/travel/canary/fuerteventura/jandia

#POTD #366Challenge #365Challenge #YIP #IMBWeb #Chipmunk

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