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Maybe not FP, but my most important contribution to Commons so farEdit

The rare pineapple dog in its natural fruit-wagon habitat. — Rhododendrites talk |  00:58, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Farmhouse photoEdit

Hi Cart. Thanks for your comments on this. I'm beginning to think it'd be easier to reshoot this. I am very pleased with the sharp focus this one has, but as noted it has a few other issues. It's not a long drive. I can do a closeups, but for the crazy angles you mentioned, what did you have in mind? I think moving to the left would make that bush too prominent. Moving to the right would be better plus it may not have the car in it, depending on how it was shot. Thank you. PumpkinSky talk 17:16, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

PSky: The "crazy angles" are the ones you get without really thinking of it. The unexpected ones that occur when you are just playing around. :) If I visited such a house, I would probably take some 200-300 photos. I would act as if I was trying to "document" every aspect of it or like I was "scanning" it for a 3D model. Move around the place, shoot from different levels all around the house, place the camera close to the steps in front, use the bench as foreground, try to shoot a window through another window, shoot the upper details of the support pillars on the porch, lie on the porch and shoot up into the roof over it, locate a spider-web-infested corner and do a close-up, try to find something that shows just how abandoned it is, shoot just the two "arches" on the right side of the porch with the bench and the bush invading, the peeling paint and some flapping piece of wood on the door, and so on. I think you get the idea. ;) If you have time when you are done, sit down and look through the photos in the camera. Does anything pop out? Should you try to re-shoot it while you are already there? Later when you get home you will probably see things you never though would be any special while you were there.
This is a little like the way I went about documenting this little cottage along my favorite hiking trail here in Lysekil. This view was the obvious one I thought would be nice to represent the cottage, but it turned out that this one was a far better photo and I had got it just by circling the cottage and clicking. Same with the area behind the cottage. This one is the informative but this one is the better photo. Also the pond behind the cottage. This one is the obvious start, but this one is a better and more interesting photo.
Try to just play around. And bring a large memory card and some lunch with you. Let go! :) --cart-Talk 19:21, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
AH. Be more spontaneous, creative, and innovative. I think that'll be harder for me than you ;-) Thanks for the detailed response! PumpkinSky talk 19:52, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
What is it they say about a hundred monkeys x number of years and Shakespeare... If you circle the house and click 300 pics something is bound to happen.   Seriously, you are good at spotting a nice photo, just look at what you encouraged Tournasol7 to do today. :) If you take many photos a bit randomly, I think you will surprise yourself and when you go through the bunch you will be able to spot the good ones. --cart-Talk 19:59, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
The deed is done. I'm SO GLAD I always take an extra battery! The first was only slight used when I started today and I used up about 1/3 of the power on the second battery. I took 141 photos. The farm owner (he lives in a house beside this one) was very nice and said I could take all the photos I wanted of the outside, but not to go inside the old house. So I respected that and spent 2.5 hours taking photos. I was midafternoon when I got there and you can tell from the sunlight. Then came Gold Hour and then Blue Hour and I was getting really cold! The house faces west (getting direct afternoon sun) so I started in the back, then the sides, then the front. At this time it was close to Gold Hour starting so I concentrated on the front from then on and also took a few pics of the sunset. I wrapped up taking Gold/Blue Time photos of the more interesting things. I didn't move anything as it wasn't my property, just took photos. There was half a float, the kind used to hold up fish nets on the front bench. It had the name "Kelvin A. Lewis" on it, so I'm making a Commons category for all the ones I end up uploading and calling it "Kelvin A. Lewis Farmstead". In a few days, when I'm done processing and uploading I'll let you know in case you want to look at the photos. Thanks again for the tips. I did try your suggestions and to be more creative and to use differnt angles. We'll see how things went soon. PumpkinSky talk 23:17, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Kaffee mit sahne zum FrühstückEdit


genießen! Ok, I know this isn't in Swedish but I don't speak a word of Swedish, so I had to go with Deutsch. PumpkinSky talk 03:16, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
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