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LAWDOGKMS
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..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/point01.jpg

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/slide_j.jpg

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!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/Lauterbrunnen3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/SwitzerlandGimmelwaldandMurren2003152.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/SwitzerlandGimmelwaldandMurren2003151.jpg

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/SUPERSONICF-142.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/SUPERSONICF-141.jpg

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/ItalyIsleofCapri20034.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/ItalyIsleofCapri2003144.jpg

My littlest one, driving the boat:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/BlackwaterRiver28.jpg

Sunset over Blackwater River:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/BlackwaterRiverScenery87.jpg

Sunset over Gilligan Reservoir, SE Georgia:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/kbay070999sunset7.jpg

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/ABOVEANDBELOWALEX.jpg

Lightning strike, West Texas

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/BikeRidesandScenery9.jpg

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/meriweatherranch15.jpg

Same ranch, more scenery 4-wheeling the hills…

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/4WheelingMeriweatherRanch28Jul022.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/4WheelingMeriweatherRanch28Jul0219.jpg

Mule deer in the Mts above Fort Davis, West Texas

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/DSCF0036.jpg

Lajitas Texas, and surrounding area

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/23Jan01BigBend43.jpg

Sunset over Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend NP

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/23Jan01BigBend60.jpg

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

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

http://www.art-prints-posters-books.com/Jean-Guichard.htm

hwyhobo
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

http://www.pbase.com/image/15064500
http://www.pbase.com/image/15073049
http://www.pbase.com/image/15099093

2. Nature / scenery

http://www.pbase.com/image/21639586
http://www.pbase.com/image/3373396
http://www.pbase.com/image/3130973

3. Moods

http://www.pbase.com/image/1353242
http://www.pbase.com/image/4380946
http://www.pbase.com/image/2917714

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

Skintop911
08-08-2004, 18:24
The five masters clearly didn't read the four cardinal rules. ;)

LAWDOGKMS
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...

Thanks..

Spen84107
08-08-2004, 23:11
Hwyhobo:

This one:
http://www.pbase.com/image/3373396

Definetely gets my vote. Nice job!
;D

LAWDOGKMS
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…

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/AGimmelwald0.jpg

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..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/ASwitzerlandGimmelwald17.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/ASwitzerlandGimmelwald15.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/ASwitzerlandGimmelwald10.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/Switzerlandbyrail200328.jpg

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.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/ASwitzerlandGimmelwald5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/ASwitzerlandGimmelwald6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/ASwitzerlandGimmelwald7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/ASwitzerlandGimmelwald4.jpg

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..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/SwitzerlandGimmelwaldandMurren2003124.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/SwitzerlandGimmelwaldandMurren2003126.jpg

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..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/ASwitzerlandGimmelwald21.jpg

Hiking above the town..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/ASwitzerlandGimmelwald23.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/SwitzerlandGimmelwaldandMurren200376.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/lawdog1971/SwitzerlandGimmelwaldandMurren200377.jpg

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..

hwyhobo
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). :)

hwyhobo
08-09-2004, 01:09
Originally posted by Spen84107
http://www.pbase.com/image/3373396
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:

http://www.pbase.com/image/3705918

glocka
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

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

LAWDOGKMS
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??

Skintop911
08-09-2004, 19:10
Heh... They're still breaking all the rules. :)

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

Coltman2003
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.


:)

LAWDOGKMS
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 etc...........in the original Magnificent Seven Movie?????

http://www.cht.qc.ca/cht/images/magnificent7DVD.jpg

Cali-Glock
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.


http://s94897338.onlinehome.us/gtphotos/bridgeport.jpg

hwyhobo
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.

pilot718
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!

-pilot

Sundog
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!

-pilot

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

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/Sundog61/DSC00047.jpg

LAWDOGKMS
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!

-pilot

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..

http://www1.mconline.ru/post/18563/canon_s200.jpg

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/canon/powershot_s200-review/camera-front-angled.jpg

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0203/CeBIT2002/Canon/ixusv2_wpdc600.jpg

http://www.digital-cameras.com/shop/images/canon_marine_wpdc600.jpg

GlockSpeed31
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.

GlockSpeed31
08-22-2004, 09:15
Another one!

Thanks for letting me share with all the GT's

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

http://www.wirth-milyuns.com/portfol/images/bwcomp_2205b.jpg

Hauptmann6
09-08-2004, 12:20
These are both mine
http://www.cfsipgames.com/pics/skyweb.jpg
http://www.cfsipgames.com/pics/pit-in.jpg

And that is from Dailysportscar.com
http://www.cfsipgames.com/pics/bear.jpg

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.
http://www.cfsipgames.com/pics/ghostcar.jpg

Litespeed_67
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.

http://members.cox.net/litespeed_76/keepers/index.htm