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Old 01-31-2007, 01:48 AM
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Let's post to a theme: "Strong/Strength"

People make photographic images to paint a picture, tell a story, or record an event. Our subjects might be nature, people, products/processes created by people, but the image can provoke a similar reaction -- a feeling expressed by the subject, the lighting, the composition within the image.

Let's each post one or more images that fit a theme -- look in your files and pick something you like that fits, or take your camera out today and shoot something new.

I'll start it off with the theme of "Strong/Strength", and someone else can choose the next theme.

Now I've got to look through some files and see if I have anything "strong"...
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:54 AM
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This tiger lives at "Out of Africa", a wildlife park in Arizona. Some of the tigers get their exercise in a pool, playing with inflatable toys (until they go "poof") and their handlers -- all in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Not as good as being free, but better than pacing back and forth in a concrete cage. All cats are impressive predators, and this tiger shows the strong body and strong spirit of his species even while relaxing in front of his pool (cropped out). It was shot midday, in restricted quarters with an Olympus 2100 UZ fixed lens camera. (100 ISO, f4.5). The park has new quarters with more natural living quarters for many of the animals now, but I haven't gotten out to their new location yet. This reminds me of why I should go. I'd love to see this beautiful animal free to use his strength in the wilds of India, etc., but I'd be too chicken to get this close there.
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:27 AM
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Re: Let's post to a theme: "Strong/Strength"

This is the Money Tree at Bolton Abbey, close to where I live.

You'd have to be really strong to pull out all those pennies (I know cos I was tired out by the time I'd got 10 quid out of it ).

We Yorkshire folk don't idly throw away money, and when we do we make sure that no one's gonna profit from it without having to work *%!&? hard.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:13 AM
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Re: Let's post to a theme: "Strong/Strength"

An olive press has to be strong and well made to bring olives to their ultimate potential. This one has been around since the time of Christ and currently resides in Cana of Galilee.

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Old 01-31-2007, 07:43 AM
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Re: Let's post to a theme: "Strong/Strength"

Janet this is an interesting subject.
I took you olive press and cropped it and I think it might look even heaver now?/
I will check and see what I can post later.
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:44 AM
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One of my first photo manipulations here on RTP, this image, to me, invokes the power and strength of the gods. The chariot photo is of a statue on a government building in Rome.
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This is one of my macro photographs. The strength of water surface tension
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:33 AM
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Fantastic, Chris! Well done.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:41 AM
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Re: Let's post to a theme: "Strong/Strength"

Wide range of images! I picked "Strength" because I hoped it could include people, animals, landscapes, AND created objects, and your images show great variety.

Gary, I'd never heard about a real money tree! If you could only get 10 quid, I'm not even going to try!

Janet -- an olive press from the time of Christ! Isn't it amazing to see something that has endured thru so much of our history!

Swampy, I remember this image -- it is a mesmerizing sight!

Chris, you make "water surface tension" much more exciting in person than it sounds on the pages of a science book!

Hmmm, with all this variety, I wonder what will get posted next?!
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:49 AM
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How about the strength and force of a locomotive???

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