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Color version of a waiting stack of crystal goblets from the veranda of a restaurant close by Ponte Rialto (Rialto Bridge) Venice, Italy. This tends to imply a gray creaminess to the crystal bulbs. The crowd in the background is a phalanx of photographers poised along the bank.
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One of dozens of incense burners, which adorn the front stairs leading to the imperial palace. These are about the size of a 55-gallon drum and were constantly lit while the emperor was in residence at the Forbidden City, Beijing, China.
Believe the purpose was a blatant display of ostentation in combination with the practical keeping bugs away and suppressing the massive odor of so many people in a confined space.
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Recent still life emphasizing my 1950s, plastic, puffy horse ornament. My brother and I argued for almost 20 years whose was this horse and whose was the puffy yellow clown; I won when I established my family and household first and selected this among other personal ornaments.
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Stop over at my website ©Kerry Brown Photography
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Iridescent reds and pinks highlight the edges of the Chihully blue glass orbs on board a rowboat in middle of an icy cold lagoon.
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Cartier Panther, clip broach, of white gold and platinum with diamonds and sapphires reigns from his perch atop a 152 carat, sphere of Kashmir sapphire cabochon.
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One of last shots taken of Denver Botanic Gardens' temporary display, "Chihully in the Gardens." We were being chased out at dusk by the docents ending the open afternoon hours and beginning the sold out evening hours of the last day.
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One of last shots taken of Denver Botanic Gardens' temporary display, "Chihully in the Gardens." We were being chased out at dusk by the docents ending the open afternoon hours and beginning the sold out evening hours of the last day.
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My first attempt with shooting and editing RAW.
This colorful folk art piece was collected by my wife, as a child, during a US Army assignment of her father to Supreme Allied Headquarters' Military Liaison Mission - Portugal.
A version of the legend:
The legend of the Rooster of Barcelos[1] tells the story of a dead rooster's miraculous intervention in proving the innocence of a man who had been falsely accused and sentenced to death. The story is associated with the 17th-century calvary that is part of the collection of the Archeological Museum located in Paço dos Condes, a gothic-style palace in Barcelos, a city in the Braga District of northwest Portugal.

According to the legend, silver had been stolen from a landowner in Barcelos, and the inhabitants of that city were looking for the criminal who had committed the crime. One day, a man from neighboring Galicia turned up and became suspect, despite his pleas of innocence. The Galician swore that he was merely passing through Barcelos on a Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela to complete a promise.

Nevertheless, the authorities arrested the Galician and condemned him to hang. The man asked them to take him in front of the judge who had condemned him. The authorities honored his request and took him to the house of the magistrate, who was holding a banquet with some friends. Affirming his innocence, the Galician pointed to a roasted cock on top of the banquet table and exclaimed, "It is as certain that I am innocent as it is certain that this rooster will crow when they hang me." The judge pushed aside his plate because he decided to not eat the rooster. But still, the judge ignored the Galician's appeal.

However, while the pilgrim was being hanged, the roasted rooster stood up on the table and crowed as the Galician predicted. Understanding his error, the judge ran to the gallows, only to discover that the Galician had been saved from hanging thanks to a poorly made knot in the rope. The man was immediately freed and sent off in peace.

Some years later, the Galician returned to Barcelos to sculpt the Calvary (or Crucifix) to the Lord of the Rooster (Portuguese, "Cruzeiro do Senhor do Galo") in praise to the Virgin Mary and to Saint James. The monument is located in the Archeological Museum of Barcelos.
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Refracted, late afternoon, sunlight from Denver Center for Performing Arts' skylight is reflected of the many, coiled, feet of an Denver Brass French Horn.
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...the title says it all...
http://mirrorsedgephotography.com
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Bellatrix Lestrange costume from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
EDIT: WHOOPS! This is a Professor Snape outfit from Prisoner of Azkaban when he was filling in as the dark arts instructor. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/89/af/6a/89af6a3523ce6d0a0bb1a986eedadbb1.jpg
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From The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour in London, the animatronic head of Griphook the goblin banker.
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Alone in a meeting with the Bird King,
Offering balloons to his sparkling splendid
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Dreaming of the Bird King,
Dressed his best,
In all his dripping sparkles,
His disjointed shadow reflected,
Staring out, in quiet contemplation,
Ravens play in the winds of the coming storm,
Talking in the distance,
All is in motion, frozen in a moment
I'll hold my shiny balloons,
until the wind carries me away.
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The main section of the sculpture across from Jal Lake.
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A section of the sculpture across from Jal Lake.
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A section of the sculpture across from Jal Lake.
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Another sculpture in Jal created by resident artist Brian Norwood. The sculpture depicts pioneer ranchers leaving their J A L brand on their cattle.
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You never know when inspiration with strike. Was trying out a new print house and received these in the mail...while looking through them (cup of coffee in hand), I decided to pull out the camera.
Nikon D7100 Lensbaby Sweet 35 f/5.6
mirrorsedgephotography.com
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Santorini, Greece
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Another creation of the mind...this is what happens when you're alone at night in the house with a camera, flowers and lots and lots of old books.
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Another really fun set up shoot...I was going through an Alice in Wonderland Phase.
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Rheinfels Castle urinal
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A sculpture of a space rocket in a park in Langley, Washington.
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Most people who shoot in analogue are petrified of damaging the film canisters or negatives post processing... But not many people have a wide enough view, or are willing to take steps into it, to intentionally do this damage and see what comes from it!

So... On a recent experimental urge, I chose to do just that. Of course, with most photographic process there's a lot of alteration needed to the techniques used and this project took me about 2 months to finally get something that I was happy with. But that's all part of developing as a photographer right?

This image was created by shooting on colour film using a Canon 30V and 28-105mm lens then soaking the film in cough syrup and boiling it.

Some people may ask... Well, what's photographic about that other than taking a picture?

Well let me tell you...
1. You need to understand what effect chemicals will have on film. You need to know your boundaries otherwise you could melt your film, wide all of the photosensitive pigments away or in the worse possibly scenario, you could create harmful mixtures such as hydrogen peroxide and acetone being 2/3 parts of a explosive mixture.
2. You still need to shoot pretty images right? That takes technical skill.
3. If you choose to process the film yourself, you need technical skills to do that.

Obviously this type of photography isn't to everyone's taste... But the whole idea behind it really does help you understand some fundamental photographic processes which can be applied to your standard analogue and digital practises.

Have a go yourself! You never know... It may be your photographic forte.
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Marriott Hotel

Atlanta Georgia
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Random shot of a water feature
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Something I found hidden away near the East Midlands Airport UK
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