1. Laron

    Share your Photography (Part 2)

    Back in August, 2016, Samara began a thread titled Photography. As of June 2019, it has since had sixteen thousand views and 481 replies. This is part two, as that thread reached seventeen pages and some bugs have been reported. This can happen when a thread gets that size. So the purpose of...
  2. Laron

    The Knocker-Up & the Photographer

    This is Mary Smith wielding a pea shooter at the east end of London, back in 1931. Her job was to get up early, sometimes at 3am, and rouse clients so they could get to work on time. Most “knocker-ups” used a long light stick, often bamboo, with a piece of wire at the end to reach windows higher...
  3. Laron

    The Breakfast Photo Thread: Post Yours!

    We have a few photo based food threads on this board already, but it can be hard to track back where they are, but each one has a specific purpose as well. I'm starting one to create a space to share your personal photos of what you eat for breakfast, which may be your own creation at home, or...
  4. Laron

    Pluto looks amazing in this photo by the Horozons Spacecraft

    This photo was captured by NASA's Horizons Spacecraft this year. Here's an excerpt from an article talking about the Spacecraft. "Three billion miles from Earth, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, moving at speeds that would get it from New York to Los Angeles in about four minutes, was pointing...
  5. Laron

    The Photos of Jupiter Taken By Juno

    If you missed them, here are recent photos taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter.
  6. Laron

    Your December Prose, Poem or Whatever!

    Over on another thread, on the Humor board, Linda posted about a friend with a type of newsletter update for the Christmas period. I had the idea of creating a new thread here for us to share in our own unique creative ways, to portray some of our experiences during December. There are no hard...
  7. Laron

    The Atacama Desert in 4K

    The Atacama desert has some of the darkest and cleanest skies in the world. A view to the night-sky rewards with uncountable numbers of stars and many nebula. Not a single noise can distract from the grand show which the night-sky offers. The environment is harsh, however. This five and a half...
  8. Laron

    Share your Pet Images!

    Feel free to share any photos or artwork of your pets in this thread, as well as a description and/or some information about the image and your pet if you like. Recently I returned home and was reunited with my cat Xabbu. This first photo was yesterday when he was guarding the front door from a...
  9. Linda

    Photographers Will LOVE This Idea | The TriLens Kick Starter Campaign

    Linda submitted a new article. Photographers Will LOVE This Idea | The TriLens Kick Starter Campaign I was just moaning about changing lenses on my camera while we were on vacation. It is a royal pain in the patooty and just about impossible when scrambling around ruins and rough terrain. Low...
  10. Linda

    Photographers will LOVE this idea

    I was just moaning about changing lenses on my camera while we were on vacation. It is a royal pain in the patooty and just about impossible when scrambling around ruins and rough terrain. Low and behold, I came across this idea, which has a kickstarter campaign going. Anyone who takes photos...
  11. Linda

    AirPano Project - photos and film

    A friend sent me some photos from this website. Well, an hour later, I'm finally getting around to making this post. This is the most incredible collection of birdseye, panoramic, and direct photos, as well as 360 degree views and videos that I've ever seen. AirPano is a not-for-profit project...
  12. Laron

    Share your Christmas Tree

    Whether you have lights or not, feel free to share your Christmas tree by taking a photo of it and posting it here! Here is ours. :-)s
  13. Laron

    Reverse Image Search Websites & Copyright Online

    laron submitted a new article. Reverse Image Search Websites & Copyright Online Reverse image search engines are extremely helpful to locate images online, especially if you want to use one, as after all, everything is copyrighted unless otherwise specified. If you can find the...
  14. Laron

    Aurora over Icelandic Fault

    Aurora over Icelandic Fault Image Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado (TWAN, Earth and Stars) The above image is from NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day here. I love how much of this aurora was captured. You can find the larger resolution version of this image here. Here is the full...
  15. Krena

    Night Photography: Free Course + Other Class Information

    For a couple of years now, I have logged onto the Creative Live site for free teaching on photography and Photoshop courses (they have much more available in many creative fields). The trick to getting the training for free is to tune into the days that they are shooting the classes live. They...
  16. Kristy

    Crystal identification

    Hello all. Just wanted to create a sticky for this board. Many have been asking about what crystals they have and while it is my pleasure to give you the info from what sources I have, I ask for you to do the following: When taking a photo it is best to use natural light which is best by...
  17. Laron

    Space Lightning Over China

    "On Aug. 13th in China, photographer Phebe Pan was photographing the night sky, hoping to catch a Perseid meteor. Instead, he witnessed a spectacular bolt of "space lightning." Working atop Shi Keng Kong, the highest mountain peak in the Guangdong province, "I was using a fisheye lens to capture...
  18. Laron

    The Keyhole in the Carina Nebula

    Loving this NASA astronomy photo of the day. Explanation: "The dark dusty Keyhole Nebula gets its name from its unusual shape. The looping Keyhole, in this featured classic image by the Hubble Space Telescope, is a smaller region inside the larger Carina Nebula. Dramatic dark dust knots and...
  19. Laron

    Do you have a memorable experience around star gazing?

    When I lived west of the Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia (renting a 5 acre property surrounded by about 100 acres of farmland at the time), there was a great view of the night sky, as it was at about 2, 500 feet above sea level. With no city or light pollution, it was very clear. But some of...