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08-08-2004, 12:00
The favorite photographers thread got me thinking..

How many of you are your own favorite photographer?

Would I be vain if I said I was my own favorite photographer?

It's my second hobby, after shooting and motorcycling...

One of my favorite photographs of all time is this one, and I don't know the photographer, nor where I got it.. Obviously, it was scanned from a magazine or book, on two separate pages... I wish I had it without the crease down the middle..

Whoever took this was a genius, as I've seen this in print numerous places:

Then...some of mine that I am proud of:

Lauterbrunner Valley, Switzerland, taking the cablecar up to the cheese producing village of 100 residents, Gimmelwald. My wife was cowering in the middle of the cablecar in fear, I was snapping photos. I really can't believe how steep of an incline the cablecar can climb!

Onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS America, about 1991, F14 in a Supersonic run past the ship. (scanned from crappy cheap camera 35mm film)

Shoreline and lighthouse, Isle of Capri off the coast of Southern Italy..

My littlest one, driving the boat:

Sunset over Blackwater River:

Sunset over Gilligan Reservoir, SE Georgia:

Alexander springs, NW Florida. above and below the water:

Lightning strike, West Texas

Schoolhouse from the Movie “Larry Mc Murtry’s Streets of Laredo”, on a friend’s ranch near Alpine, TX

Same ranch, more scenery 4-wheeling the hills…

Mule deer in the Mts above Fort Davis, West Texas

Lajitas Texas, and surrounding area

Sunset over Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend NP

08-08-2004, 16:48
;f LAWDOGKMS,beautiful piece of work.Thank you much for sharing.;j

08-08-2004, 17:21
Jean Guichard is the lighthouse photographer.

08-08-2004, 18:00
Originally posted by LAWDOGKMS
How many of you are your own favorite photographer?Probably like many others, I value qualities I do not possess, so I have other photographers who impress me (a lot). See my post in "favorite photographer" thread. However, I am not ashamed of my work, either, even though it is of a very different kind. I enjoy photographing nature, and occasionally I like shooting scenes that make me reflect (that may also involve considerable postprocessing).Would I be vain if I said I was my own favorite photographer?If that is how you feel, then certainly it would be honest to say so.

Here are a few of my photographs:

1. Nature / butterflies

2. Nature / scenery

3. Moods

These may not be my the most favorite, but they serve as a sample.

08-08-2004, 18:24
The five masters clearly didn't read the four cardinal rules. ;)

08-08-2004, 22:21
Originally posted by hwyhobo

Here are a few of my photographs:

These may not be my the most favorite, but they serve as a sample. [/B]

hwyhobo...nice pics!! I looked at almost all of them..

Some of them really intrigued me, and I want to visit some of the same place on my motorcycle...


08-08-2004, 23:11

This one:

Definetely gets my vote. Nice job!

08-08-2004, 23:11
Just for grins, some more pics from Europe..

I hope I won’t bore you with these photos, but it was just such a fantastic trip, that I’d like to share, and maybe give some of you ideas for your next vacation..

Last year, we went to Switzerland, and took the “Glacier Express” from one end of Switzerland to the other, across the Alps. It was fantastic, with one picturesque scene after another, for 8 hours…

And comfort on the trains was not an issue either, with great cabins, spotless in every way, and even “playground cars” to keep the kids entertained..

I think the train staff told us we would pass through 97 tunnels, and 230 bridges on the trip, I didn’t count, but it was a hell of a lot, and some of them pretty spectacular, like this one.

Our hotel in Murren Switzerland, perched on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the Lauterbrunnen Valley..

Looking off our balcony, was the “Eiger”, which Clint Eastwood climbed in the movie Eiger Sanction..

The town of Murren was great, with no motorized traffic whatsoever, foot or horse and cart, and I half expected to run into Heidi while there..

Hiking above the town..

After Italy, we made our way down to Rome, spent a few days, and then on to my favorite place in the world, the Isle of Capri, off the coast of Naples, Italy..

08-09-2004, 00:58
Hehe... The three consecutive shots of the train entering the tunnel seemed almost suggestive (since you arranged all three of them in that order). :)

08-09-2004, 01:09
Originally posted by Spen84107
Definetely gets my vote. Nice job!
Thanks. I like that kind of mood. There are a few more like that on the same website. If you click on the image, it will take you to the gallery. Here is one you may also enjoy:

08-09-2004, 09:36
:cool: Thank you gentlemen for letting us share with the where you been and some of what you've seen.Good eyes...;Y ;Y ^3 ^3 ^3 ^3

08-09-2004, 14:57
I cleaned it up for you.

08-09-2004, 18:42
Originally posted by Ghentry
I cleaned it up for you.

Thanks Ghentry!!! That looks great!!

It's now my new wallpaper............

Hey, one more thing, if I'm not asking too much, could you take the "text" out of the top lefthand corner??

08-09-2004, 19:10
Heh... They're still breaking all the rules. :)

08-10-2004, 06:27
Not a problem.

08-10-2004, 13:50
Does anyone know when this excellent picture was taken? It looks 1950s(ish).

Lawdogkms, thanks for sharing it with us.


08-10-2004, 21:58
You're welcome, I wish I knew who took it too, as I could give them the credit they deserve for the photo..

BTW: Doesn't Jack Weaver look like he could fit in with Coburn, Bronson, McQueen the original Magnificent Seven Movie?????

08-11-2004, 11:23
For some reason I just love this photo. I took this picture of this 1800s church in Bridgeport California a couple of years ago. My wife & I stayed in a cool B&B about 1 block from this Church just last week.

08-11-2004, 12:00
Originally posted by Cali-Glock
For some reason I just love this photo.It's got a nice atmosphere. For experiment, I would try to brigthen up the white facade of the church a bit while maintaining a nice, strong contrast on it (give it a little of a "graphics" look) and would try to get rid of the wire going across the photo.

Heh. Sorry, I always start thinking aloud when I see a photo I like.

08-13-2004, 22:22
LAWDOG, what kind of camera did you use on the picture of your daughter driving the boat and in Switzerland? The colors are pretty brillant as well as the clarity!


08-19-2004, 20:52
Originally posted by pilot718
LAWDOG, what kind of camera did you use on the picture of your daughter driving the boat and in Switzerland? The colors are pretty brillant as well as the clarity!


...and what film did you use? I'm very impressed. I've never gotten that vivid a photo using conventional (non-digital) equipment.

08-19-2004, 21:22
An old piano I found on the side of the road outside Clarksdale, MS.

08-19-2004, 21:39
Originally posted by pilot718
LAWDOG, what kind of camera did you use on the picture of your daughter driving the boat and in Switzerland? The colors are pretty brillant as well as the clarity!


Nothing fancy, just a Canon S200 Digital Elph..

I use the manual settings to get the photo I want, and find good results..

I love the Elph, and can carry it in my shirtpocket, so that I always have it with me..

They even make a waterproof housing for it, if you want to take it scuba diving or snorkeling..

08-22-2004, 09:13
Here is one of mine, from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon a couple years ago. It was shot with a Nikon 6006 35mm set on program mode w/ no filter. This is all Mother Nature. Can't wait to go back again.

08-22-2004, 09:15
Another one!

Thanks for letting me share with all the GT's

08-22-2004, 09:55
Obviously the local PD was NOT happy about being photographed.

09-08-2004, 12:20
These are both mine

And that is from

I can't find some very nice ones I took a couple years ago in the deerblind with the sun coming up :(

A good freind took this one, don't know why, but I really like it.

10-01-2004, 23:32
This link has a collection of motocross pictures that I took and definately like. The key to getting a good photograph in many instances comes with being in the right place at the right time.