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Old 05-21-2009, 11:33 PM   #181
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Of course people need to fill up their hard drive with pictures of their kittehs (I certainly do). Mike, yours seems to be weeping at the eyes quite a bit.
Looking forward to see your cat! *no way out of this now*
Well persians do have a constant problem with their eyes becoming liquidish/sticky, usually you try to wipe them which they are not too fond of :p.

Well today I will take a walk towards this certain part of an Oslo forest not too far from here, so I hope to get some nice pictures for later...

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Old 05-22-2009, 11:37 AM   #182
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Ukulele? Really?

Man, I want an ukulele... It's just that of course if you would get it, it wouldn't just be about practicing (that I don't have a problem with), but I would also have to learn to play it (as it certainly is not a guitar)...

And of course I'd have to buy the thing, which is a bit of an obstacle too (as I would not just get some random cheap toy, instruments are not toys ). You can't get good instruments for cheap, no matter how small
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Ukulele? Really?

Man, I want an ukulele... It's just that of course if you would get it, it wouldn't just be about practicing (that I don't have a problem with), but I would also have to learn to play it (as it certainly is not a guitar)...

And of course I'd have to buy the thing, which is a bit of an obstacle too (as I would not just get some random cheap toy, instruments are not toys ). You can't get good instruments for cheap, no matter how small

It is very similar to guitar I would say, if you can play any string instrument you should pick one. Personally I try out things myself and avoid lessons.
But if you want to go towards more of a guitar style, a baritone Ukulele would be perfect due to the fact that its tuned exacly like guitar (supposely it works great to play jazz music on), compared to the others where the 3 of the strings have the same tuning. My ukulele costed around 50 - 60 pounds so you can get it very cheap. An instrument is good no matter price, aslong as its not broken!

I will upgrade though to a 300/400 dollar tenor ukulele soon when my sister is in the US for holidays.

Well in the future I will invest in "toy" instruments since they have unique sounds!....

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Old 05-22-2009, 12:07 PM   #184
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OK, enough with the smalltalk. Here's a new one of mine:

This is Apple's fantastic MagSafe, that has saved my MacBook Pro, called Geike, from a nasty fall off the couch at least three times.
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That is a nice angle and picture, hmm how did it manage to save it? very looong cable?

Got some successful pictures today, many that don't look like shite in its biggest size...
I walked 6 kilometer or more together into the forest while it was pouring rain half of the time but I like that, hmm bbb..RAAIN!
However the best pics were not taken after reaching the destination, as the place was a letdown..

UM brell uh
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t=P1010030.jpg

Bus feet angle, I think I will try to take more pictures from the legs botton perspective, I really like it..
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t=P1010044.jpg

I had to follow the river and get closer..

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t=P1010058.jpg

Rain start to pour!

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t=P1010111.jpg

stream!
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t=P1010159.jpg

fluwaz, there were tons of these...
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v256/Mike_88/
Sorkedalen/?action=view&current=P1010194.jpg

the surroundings around farms
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v256/Mike_88/
Sorkedalen/?action=view&current=P1010223.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...n/P1010230.jpg

Taking the backgrounds with the flowers gives an extra nice flavour to the picture
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t=P1010244.jpg

Despite not using a micro suitable lence I manage to snap some nice ones.. whats interesting with this picture which i didn't notice before but thought was blurred. Is that there are two insects/bugs in it and not just one..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...n/P1010268.jpg

more insects/bugs!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...n/P1010277.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...n/P1010271.jpg

*sorry proud of capturing these tiny beings :p*
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...n/P1010279.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t=P1010300.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t=P1010306.jpg

Had to take pictures of the rain drops hitting the water but it would be useful if I knew how to slow the shutter whatever..

Nevertheless I got some nice expressions of the drops..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...n/P1010328.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...n/P1010342.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t=P1010388.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t=P1010430.jpg

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I really like the picture of the small stream. And also the pictures of the bug on the surface of the water.

Here are two pictures from Thursday-Saturday.
They're taken with a cellphone so the quality isn't the best. Still OK enough to be posted.
This from the top of the first island we stayed at. The view is great, not the weather though.


Second stop. The sun came out and we had a nice evening.


This last one is taken earlier this spring and shows the interior of Reubina. It's kind of cramped in there, but the designer (Finnish design btw. Always the best imo) really managed to use each square meter to its fullest.
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I'm at my parent's place, and I found this in their garden:

I had never seen a dragonfly like this one before. If you click on it and search a bit you will find another picture I took of it, from another angle.
Insects are fascinating.

Sorry Mike and Jelena, no time to comment on your pictures yet.
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awww...tsa I love your pictures... I love dragon flies oh and jellyfish
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Those macro pictures of the insects and droplets on the water are nicely done Mike. I tried to take a few similar pics in my parent's pond today but I didn't manage to get a good one. And Jelena, what a wonderful surroundings were you in! Did you park the boat against a rock in the third picture? That rock look awfully close to the stern of the boat.

In other news, I just came back from the yearly photo festival in Naarden. There was a series of pictures of an abandoned house there. Very interesting. You can find pictures that were show on the festival here (warning: it's a bad Flash site in Dutch! ). Look for Petra Stavast.
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Jelena that looks very nice!
The charm with having a boat going from island to island. I hope to be able to afford one in the future whenever I settle down with a family.

Tsa that dragon fly is pretty impressive! is there some special thing with you and bugs? you seem to have been on a roll with capturing special moments :p.
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Did you park the boat against a rock in the third picture? That rock look awfully close to the stern of the boat.
Yes, but it looks closer than it really was.

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Jelena that looks very nice!
Yeah, it's a great way to get out into the nature

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I agree. It's beautiful!

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I could use that picture as a desktop when my computer is fixed. If you're OK with that?
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Ooh, they look just like your dog's. I try to resist, but it is futile. All the picture are belong to you!



What's wrong with the computer, Jelena?
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Tsa that dragon fly is pretty impressive! is there some special thing with you and bugs? you seem to have been on a roll with capturing special moments :p.
Let me just say that I got a LOT of practice in the past years, and also at work I often have to show as much as possible in one photo, to present in an article about the research I do. So I have developed an eye for it. I had a hard time convincing the camere to focus on the animal, but luckily the dragonfly kept coming back after flying away so I had many chances to get good pictures.
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What's wrong with the computer, Jelena?
The videocard and the motherboard (expr?) broke. And since my computer is old now I decided to have it upgraded (expr?). It should be ready any day now.

I'll definitely use the dragonfly as a desktop when I get it back.
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How cool is that! I will use your picture of the islands as a desktop then, if I may *bats eyes*
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Just a couple quickies I took the other day, though in my opinion at least the last one is one of the best photos I've taken...



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Oh I like the pics UPtimist .... the water is so still it looks like glass.... I really like it.
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UPtimist those are really great,
My favourite one is the third one due to how the roots connect together. Sooo beautiful!! *gets crazy ideas*
If someone made a painting out of that it would be such a beautiful scenery, hmm feel maybe I should do so something . Since I suck with making up backgrounds I add some little creatures to give it some fantasy feel! or a red hooded person..

*probably won't do anything but still very inspiring picture*

Cat Powah!

Maxi with his tongue out..

most comfortable expression..


Makes me always wonder what they are thinking about all the time, I guess we have a lot to learn from cats. If we find the perfect place to lie/settle down, life is pretty good!
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Looking forward to see your cat! *no way out of this now
Okay, I've posted this before, but here's my favorite sequence:






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