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12 years ago
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lucas
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post your favorite photos from flickr (or any other site)!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yongfook/43962974/
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12 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
http://flickr.com/photos/wigu/63306473/
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12 years ago
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lucas
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site for djb: http://www.dbfoto.com/
 
12 years ago
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arun
keep smiling !
http://www.flickr.com/photos/_arun_/favorites/ - my fav's on flickr.
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12 years ago
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lucas
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some good photos there, arun. good to see you back on here, as well!
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12 years ago
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lucas
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damn, some of those photos make me hot :x
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12 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shinesf/

A photoboot that uploads the photos to Flickr.
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12 years ago
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lucas
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/alberich/sets/1477911/
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12 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
reminds me of: http://www.zenaholloway.com/
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11 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adpeterson/

so fuckin' tru!
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11 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.aculei.net/~mjoyce/pr0n/Shots_take … C00085.JPG

Took this one myself. It's my favorite photo evar partially because of that.
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11 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
that's a nice one nny!
 
11 years ago
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dbrown
love that one nny,
i love that viewing it while zoomed out is nice, but zooming in (esp. in the darker lower part) reveals so much more detail.
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11 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
http://flickr.com/photos/wigu/100129426/
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11 years ago
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nestor
nestor
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=22725413&size=l

dugg, but pretty!
 
11 years ago
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arun
keep smiling !
I love the colours.
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11 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
That's a seizure waiting to happen.
lucas's avatar
11 years ago
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lucas
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lovin it:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/43370431/ … n%3Ascraps
 
11 years ago
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Trent
gg random photos

http://www.davidshrigley.com/list_photographs.html
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11 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
hey dru, I found your flickr account from wlw v2
http://www.wingedleopard.net/wlwlv2/index.php?comment=201

I added you, but it looks like you haven't put new photos up for quite a while!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drurietzweems/
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11 years ago
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lucas
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whoa, dp (and i) could really powerhouse this thread.

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http://randyzoo.deviantart.com/art/Lone-41544235
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11 years ago
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lucas
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/pominoz68/204340 … l-badsign/
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10 years ago
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lucas
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/meredithfarmer/404206930/
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10 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dn/1330291725/

dp twin?!
lucas's avatar
10 years ago
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lucas
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fuck that

i hate twin business
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10 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
http://flickr.com/photos/tetheredto/416407623/
The title!
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10 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamshots/261568080/

I love him!
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10 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
this post has been archived.
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10 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Everything about this is awesome, including the title.
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10 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
http://flickr.com/photos/andross/2932833645/
The caption cracked me up
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10 years ago
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lucas
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i like it
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
This is ridiculously spectacular
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
larzface
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
panda
 
9 years ago
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Karirinkate
Karirinkate
<img src=""/>
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
sweet first post.
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
shot on a hasselblad
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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looks like a woman to me
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
(see revision) :-o
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dedex/3477329508/
 
9 years ago
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arun
keep smiling !
http://www.flickr.com/photos/polvero/
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9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/343387076 … 8c8b_b.jpg
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tunnelbug/ this guy's steam is SICK
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Uh oh, we've lost another one to HDR gone wrong!

Though to be fair, this one's pretty great
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I mean HDR is hella important in urban exploration. Only way to light stuff up in the dark.
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tunnelbug/360390 … 375249644/ I love this one.
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Or you could bring lights
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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or a fast lens or tripod, depending on what you want.

hdr is another reason to hate digital, along with selective color, artificial lens flare, and others.
andyp's avatar
9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
yuck hdr is most usually done very gaudily
nny's avatar
9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I disagree with your dislike of HDR. It's obviously easy, and the results are non-realisitic. But in terms of taking advantage of light it's basically 3 fold complexity on the shot to achieve a greater depth of visualization. I think it's not only a valid method for photography it can make or break a shot if done well / poorly or not at all.

I think you need to recognize a useful tool even in the hands of tools that aren't.
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9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
I do realize that it can be used well, but like I said, as far as I've seen, it is usually way overdone.

My eyes feel like they have diarrhea when looking at most hdr monstrosities.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> It's obviously easy

Actually, crafting a fine HDR image is not easy. The point is to retain detail (while maintaining natural-looking contrast) without making the viewer feel something about the image looks strange.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
decent HDR
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9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
agreed.

i think what mostly drives me nuts about most hdr is the gigantic halo people always get, and the overdramatic sky. and the eye diarrhea.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lawrence_evil/124743492/
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
that's awful.

hdr is good in video games.
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9 years ago
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lucas
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> decent HDR

i think it's overdone. right where that note it, it screams "fake," especially considering the depth in the blacks. but maybe that was him turning up saturation.

a 2-3 stop exposure latitude is fairly realistic--quite a few films have that latitude. but anything more than that is pretty silly looking.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
In comparison to the earlier photos, that one is "decent". But yeah, the leaves in the upper left corner look pretty ghastly when enlarged. I think the note area looks alright.

> hdr is good in video games.

Yeah, I think Gears of War utilizes the HDR look a bit.
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9 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
> i think it's overdone. right where that note i[s], it screams "fake," especially considering the depth in the blacks. but maybe that was him turning up saturation.

What do you mean by the depth in the blacks?

Look at the highlights of the whites all over, not even just in the leaves (gross):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmedibi/244716376/sizes/o/
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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> depth in the blacks?

you can see more than just black in the shadows.
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
can we just call this thread 'fuck hdr and fake art'.

the comments on that picture are nauseating.
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
:)
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
so... what's your stance on dali?
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
how is dali fake art?
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
surreal is not real? when was the last time you saw an elephant with super long thin legs? or a melting clock?

And his choices of colors... my god.
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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i think computers make possible especially terrible juxtapositions of colors. it's not as easy with painting. i've never looked at a painting that made my "eyes vomit."
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/openfly/sets/72157621236451292/

Artwork that popped up around the corner from our workshop in brooklyn.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I like the dude with crutches
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9 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
1964:
http://www.theoldhometown.com/eindhoven/pictu … er3469.asp

2006:
http://www.theoldhometown.com/eindhoven/pictu … er3483.asp

O.o
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
:(
andyp's avatar
9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/babykailan/375532425/
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
oh my god. so many boxes.
 
9 years ago
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arun
keep smiling !
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrielma/
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0909/o … eo_big.jpg
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I like the cloudy parts
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9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zim2411/39066362 … 09806@N21/

roomba light painting!
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9 years ago
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bluet
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wowzzaa/sets/72157594390792179/

Puffin Clouds.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> roomba light painting!

hahah :D
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I'd like to shoot a bride in a sewer...
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Or a tunnel!
lucas's avatar
8 years ago
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lucas
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i've seen some pretty shitty shots of/in the msu-billings tunnel

that tunnel is ok, though
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8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
for being a sewer thats pretty damn clean
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16307058@N00/2848341848
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
holy shit...that is awesome!
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8 years ago
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nestor
nestor
http://www.flickr.com/photos/idealistdreamer/4287352870/

cheap shot, but pretty cool nonetheless!
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I want my own Danbo. Danbo is good at exploring, making friends, and playing games.
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
The huge amazon ads are ugly ...
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8 years ago
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nestor
nestor
oops, not those ads.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I still want him.
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8 years ago
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nestor
nestor
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zipco-and-cal/
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Not flickr, but damn
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Looks like the balloons were added later ...
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I certainly hope not.
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
that looks fake as shit. but like, so fake that I think it might be real.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I love how you said that (I laughed out loud)
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8 years ago
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Martin
Of course it's fake, the whole picture is so dark you can hardly see the colors, and then you have these very bright balloons in the middle ...
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8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Why does it matter if it's fake?
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8 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
i think it's real... some balloons have thin skins and allow more light in than others. the photo is dark because the sun is coming in from the background, silhouetting the figures, but not the balloons (because they allow light in).
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I fully agree, ander.
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8 years ago
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lucas
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ander 5000
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8 years ago
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Martin
http://s306.photobucket.com/albums/nn258/Ange … 4-04-2010/

Couple of friends went to the "Elf Fantasy Fair" dressed as Steampunk pirates ... Looks great!
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
steampunk is seriously the worst aesthetic ever.
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8 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
where did it come from?
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8 years ago
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bsdlite
thinks darkness is his ally
> steampunk is seriously the worst aesthetic ever.

wtf
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
where did steampunk come from? as I understand it, some sci-fi writers wrote what would be considered steampunk back in the 80s and 90s and then it became a lame internet phenomenon where people dress up like this tool: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/321143403 … bb31_o.jpg

this about sums it up for me:

sempreverde - 1/20/09, 12:31 pm
i cant exactly explain why i hate, rather than simply dislike this genre. at least part of it is due to what i think is the sheer ugliness of it. but also, i think its trying too hard to be imaginative, when in fact its not imaginative at all. i mean, look at that guy. he nailed a few fake brass furniture tacks from economy hardware into a piece of walnut and got a dragon necklace from a booth at the mall and im supposed to think hes some sort of mad anachronistic genius? i would be somewhat impressed, at least, if steampunk were all about actually making stuff that WORKS out of brass and dials excess gearing. but instead its all about, like, gluing beads and veneer to your PC tower and wearing granny glasses. in short, its like a fantasy world for people who apparently dont feel like putting in the effort, and whats more its really not dazzling or even interesting to me and thus i feel derision is in order.

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8 years ago
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Martin
Steampunk is not about "dressing up", there are quite a few "steampunk" books, stories, and computer games.

There are also people who dress up like Klingons, elves, hobbits, and whatnot.
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I know, that's why I mentioned that it's rooted in sci-fi writing.
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I would guess HG Wells is a heavy influence.
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8 years ago
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bsdlite
thinks darkness is his ally
i don't understand how the TL;DR story above doesn't apply to every fucking fantasy thing ever.

"dude: i've been coming to the renaissance fair since before it was cool. those steampunk guys? yea, they're total sellouts. p.s. labyrinth with dave bowie is my favorite movie"
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Legend w/ Tom Cruise BY FAR
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> p.s. labyrinth with dave bowie is my favorite movie

haha I died reading this
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
How can you post then !!!! ?????!?!!!!?!?!?!?!?!!!111
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
"foo is ripped from bar", and "foo is such a sellout", etc kind of arguments appealed to me when I was 14, emo, and tried to establish my own "identity" as most young teenagers are.

To see adult people use this is sad. If you like and enjoy something then you like and enjoy something. Simple as that.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
This dude's photostream is one of the few I will visit any time I see anything new:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stoneth/

Very good portrait artist. Moving captions.

I interviewed him, once, for a class in college. He seemed like a really decent human being; it was a nice experience.
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
http://history.icanhascheezburger.com/2010/09 … ilt-shift/
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/09/14 … ef=science
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2010/08/propa … r-two.html
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
My favorite flickr contact is reesie. She photographs the details of her life and describes them in a way that has made me fall in love with her. She is also a fantastic writer, I think, and often attaches small works of fiction to her images. The only way I can tell when they are fiction is by reading her tags, however, as some of them are also real.

Some gems:

Roughly two years ago
Heres my heart. Its for you.
Bedroom eyes

The set containing some of the ones with stories

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Also, she reads good books, sneaks in extremely interesting tags on her photos, and eats good food.
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7 years ago
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Martin
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-137643 … st=9272de0

This photo description is so funny.

(And a thinkpad! \o/)
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
> She is also a fantastic writer, I think, and often attaches small works of fiction to her images.

Oh man. Best one yet.
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7 years ago
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the law is no protection
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghazalairshad/se … 046534970/

I just looked at this entire photostream. most of the photos have very few views.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
the caption.
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
pretty cool: tree tunnel, real life avatar tree? :)

(neither from flickr, though)
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
https://secure.flickr.com/photos/rob_birze/4781593204/
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/openfly/sets/72157627894384772/ Saw SOFIA today.
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6 years ago
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Martin
Some really great pics here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwlphotography/page2/
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6 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
business card is a lock picking set
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5 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
oh man, look at those comments
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5 years ago
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the law is no protection
hahaha
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5 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
your face is like the sun sinking into the ocean
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5 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
what happened to etrangere? she used to drop awesome photography... and then... silence.