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Title: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on June 04, 2009, 11:55:26 AM
Odd shots without a theme. Add at your leisure.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/balloons-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on June 04, 2009, 05:11:05 PM
today in Dadong Hai, Sanya, Hainan...

`I took this wit me phone...  ababababab

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Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: non-dave on June 04, 2009, 10:36:01 PM
Visiting the local Snow beer factory
(http://haerbinger.com/components/com_joomgallery/img_pictures/haerbinger_events_1/yimianpo_outing_13/yimianpo_84_20090530_1251892076.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on June 05, 2009, 08:39:42 AM
Those kids certainly look like they know what they are doing, ND. Your students??
Danny, you are applying undue pressure on next Winter Holiday plans.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: chinalin on June 05, 2009, 11:45:40 AM
Quote..(today I took this wit me phone...)...is this beach really in China??  If so, I must find it.  Please tell us all where it is.  I have only seen beaches that are not at all clean, and in fact, to an Australian, downright disgusting!!  I really miss the sea and the beach.

Lin
Zhaoqing
 bxbxbxbxbx
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Stil on June 05, 2009, 11:58:14 AM

Visiting the local Snow beer factory

(http://haerbinger.com/components/com_joomgallery/img_pictures/haerbinger_events_1/yimianpo_outing_13/yimianpo_84_20090530_1251892076.jpg)


Those kids certainly look like they know what they are doing, ND. Your students??



No, no George. Dave was visiting. Those are the workers.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on June 05, 2009, 12:04:41 PM
Quote
Those are the workers.
Workers that know what they're doing??
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on June 05, 2009, 05:31:59 PM
found these guys cruisin da beach today...
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/acoast/DSC03202.jpg)
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/acoast/Ghost1.jpg)

the first beach pic is Dadong Hai right in Sanya...

This beach is Yalong Bay, 35 minutes from Sanya...
 ababababab
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/acoast/YalongSanya.jpg)`Today...
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Granny Mae on June 05, 2009, 09:46:15 PM
At first glance, I thought the kid was pulling a smoke out of a packet.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: non-dave on June 05, 2009, 11:28:45 PM
It was a school excursion on the Dragon Boat festival holiday that was visiting the Snow beer factory at the same time as my friends & I. The little tackers parents were watching the goings-on proudly as the kids ganbei'd, staggered, fell over & finally puked (about 7 minutes from go to blow). The little girls were the funniest to watch.

We watched them with a mixture of concern, amusement and disbelief as we sampled the crates of free, ice cold Snow.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: James the Brit on June 06, 2009, 12:09:18 AM
Were the parents really letting kids drink beer?
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Post by: Mr Nobody on June 06, 2009, 02:06:14 AM
That's just...wrong.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on June 10, 2009, 06:27:51 PM
least they included the girl child in that life lesson  agagagagag

I'm on a train, leavin Hainan fo a few...
I hope the ferry doesn't sink with my train in its rusty belly as I sleep,
`be a shitty way to wake up aoaoaoaoao

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Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on June 11, 2009, 01:09:16 PM
Everywhere I go, I see Bears!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/teddybearshoes.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Mr Nobody on June 11, 2009, 01:43:07 PM
You just like finding girls and taking pictures of their bear behind.
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Post by: dragonsaver on June 11, 2009, 02:06:37 PM
AW one poor bear is blind  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on July 10, 2009, 06:58:01 PM
I've been wanting to get a shot of this building for a long time, it's nothing special really, but I do always look forward to seeing it whenever I'll be passing by. It's in Shenzhen, Nanshan, Shekou.

bjbjbjbjbj  ababababab  bjbjbjbjbj
 (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/acoast/Image000.jpg)
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Post by: Stil on July 11, 2009, 02:53:13 AM
Trying to make a landscape shot by stitching a few pictures taken with my phone together.

中山亭 - Changsha

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/Bissessar/Hunan/13edb5e7.jpg)

Bigger.

http://bit.ly/rHgfL

In the middle below the clock you can see the name. It's written right to left which never fails to confuse me.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Mr Nobody on July 11, 2009, 04:51:35 AM
There's this skyscraper in Nanning where they have these big white artistic ovals that look like western toilet seats. I've been meaning to get a pic.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: mlaeux on July 11, 2009, 07:26:42 PM
Stil,

Nice panorama! bfbfbfbfbf
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Post by: Calach Pfeffer on July 30, 2009, 09:44:55 AM
Backyard Pagoda plus Thumb::

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh35/calachpfeffer/pagodaImage015.jpg)

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh35/calachpfeffer/pagodaImage007.jpg)

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh35/calachpfeffer/pagodaImage018.jpg)

And some tweeez:

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh35/calachpfeffer/newImage152.jpg)

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh35/calachpfeffer/newImage130.jpg)

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh35/calachpfeffer/newImage101.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Schnerby on August 05, 2009, 01:23:50 PM
One way to draw attention to yourself in Beijing.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3512/3791374197_bf7f139b68.jpg)

Please note, a matchstick fire can get out of control quite quickly, especially when you keep feeding it because it isn't burning quick enough.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Schnerby on August 13, 2009, 04:15:42 AM
The local gangsters keep the town under control.  ababababab

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2634/3816969614_2bdebbb6d7.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on September 09, 2009, 02:12:13 AM
never a bad place or time to show affection  akakakakak

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/acoast/P9070095.jpg)
 ababababab
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/acoast/P9070095a.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Ruth on September 09, 2009, 02:44:39 AM
Love your photo, Schnerby, and especially the caption!
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Day Dreamer on September 11, 2009, 07:52:43 AM
Brings a whole new meaning to "Riding Shotgun"
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Schnerby on September 23, 2009, 12:42:07 PM
Has anyone else seen these lamps and their interesting switch placement?  mmmmmmmmmm

(http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/88808_23Sep09_IMG_0450.JPG)


(cue obvious joke about 'turning him on')
Title: !
Post by: mlaeux on September 23, 2009, 01:15:04 PM
He has a cupcake head!  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on September 23, 2009, 01:25:05 PM
And a bi-directional switch!
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on October 13, 2009, 07:58:00 AM
she shouldn't have bothered me...
 bfbfbfbfbf

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PA120031.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on October 13, 2009, 08:04:14 AM
A bloody, nasty end!
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Ruth on October 15, 2009, 03:04:43 AM
When a swat results in an image like the dead body in DaDan's photo, I always have mixed feelings.  Got you, sucker, but I know she got me first.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on October 15, 2009, 09:37:35 AM
A bit of Archytexture for a change. Contrast beteween old and new.
Old.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/Jinanhighrise03.jpg)
New.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/Jinanhighrise01.jpg)
New, with Solar hot water.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/Jinanhighrise02.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: thedogateit on October 16, 2009, 08:35:39 AM
(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/kenlarmon/Photo0018-Edit.jpg)

How I spend my weekends in Baicheng.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on October 16, 2009, 12:21:49 PM
And I bet those girls can beat you................ at pool!
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Stil on October 17, 2009, 08:08:07 PM
School pics

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/Bissessar/IMG_0487.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/Bissessar/Hunan/IMG_0488.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/Bissessar/2a9bf12e.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on October 17, 2009, 08:32:08 PM
Nice  to see a school without kids. That's the way things should be. Stil, check yer second pic. It's not there!
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Stil on October 18, 2009, 02:03:38 AM

Nice  to see a school without kids. That's the way things should be. Stil, check yer second pic. It's not there!


Yeah, I find the school much more pleasant when the students are in class and I am not.

2nd pic should be fixed now.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on October 18, 2009, 02:07:34 AM
A pleasant little spot.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on October 18, 2009, 01:17:44 PM
Industrial diamonds are forever.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/hoarding03.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on October 28, 2009, 08:48:44 AM
 bibibibibi TIFC!
This is the newly renovated street. The humpy section on the left is one-way heading South. We are heading North, on the right side, also (allegedly) one-way. We invariably meet some dickhead coming at us as below. In this shot, there are two. I encouraged my driver to use the left-hand lane, specifically to get this shot.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/one-way.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on October 28, 2009, 08:50:02 AM
Love this hairstyle!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/student.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: mlaeux on October 28, 2009, 03:51:25 PM
Yes, that's cute.  bfbfbfbfbf
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Post by: Eagle on October 28, 2009, 06:40:24 PM
A little too young for bags uder the eyes though.  Damn teachers making kids work so hard!
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Post by: Ruth on October 30, 2009, 05:23:18 AM
Anyone tried this?
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/susanley/halloween%202009/blacksesamepeanutbutter.jpg)

Julie Andrews with black hair
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/susanley/halloween%202009/soundofmusic.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Ruth on October 30, 2009, 05:40:28 AM
This one is for George.  (I have a long memory.)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/susanley/halloween%202009/hellokittyoven.jpg)

If you prefer, here's a combo oven and coffee pot.
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/susanley/halloween%202009/hellokittyovenandcoffeepot.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: becster79 on October 30, 2009, 05:41:03 AM
Haha, check out the boy at the top of that pic....what is he on?!
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Stil on October 31, 2009, 01:17:44 AM

Random shot with my phone

(http://pic70.picturetrail.com/VOL1789/12743153/22669487/377013383.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Bugalugs on October 31, 2009, 03:31:18 AM
Great picture Stil :D
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Post by: DaDan on November 01, 2009, 06:10:09 PM
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PB0102.jpg) bjbjbjbjbj
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PB01014.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: thedogateit on November 02, 2009, 10:57:16 AM
(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/kenlarmon/17-Web.jpg)
Went to the park in Baicheng a little while ago. I still shoot 35mm and I managed to find a photo lab that will scan my negatives and burn the files to a CD. A miracle in itself considering that, as far as I know, this is the only park in Baicheng.
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Post by: Bugalugs on November 02, 2009, 11:05:19 AM
Stunning picture
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Post by: George on November 02, 2009, 11:16:02 AM
Lovely, Dog! Film still has its practitioners, but I'm now a digital fan.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Eagle on November 02, 2009, 08:58:14 PM
did you actually find b&w film?  It is rare to find anymore.  Like George, my 35 SLRs are filed away collecting dust along with all the lenses and crap.  I'm much too lazy in my slightly more mature version of myself.  Dark rooms and chemicals have given way to a digital memory card.

A great photo of Baicheng!
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: thedogateit on November 03, 2009, 11:59:15 AM
Thanks for the kind words everyone. I brought a supply of film with me from home. As far as digital vs. film goes, I'll use whatever camera I have with me. My digital point and shoot, and camera phone get used as much as the 35mm, if not more.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on November 08, 2009, 02:20:55 AM
Trade Show in the Square yesterday. While passing by, I found these...
Basket Weaving.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/basketweaving.jpg)

The Ugliest Dress competition. China has beautiful girls! Why they have to dress in shitty creations, never ceases to amaze!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/uglydress2.jpg)

The Weihai Kite stall....stuck way back in a corner, away from the drab display of turnips!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/exhibitiongirls1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/exhibitiongirls2.jpg)

This bloke was very popular.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/posing2.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Schnerby on November 08, 2009, 03:17:44 AM
Ha ha, a quick knee to the crotch and down he goes!  ahahahahah ahahahahah
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on November 08, 2009, 09:46:29 AM
(http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/wonderin-China/Shenzhen/Futian/PB060564.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on November 08, 2009, 10:28:09 AM
Danny did shoot:

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PB01014.jpg)

And the Purse God sees what you did there.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on November 08, 2009, 12:03:13 PM
(http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/wonderin-China/PA230192.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on November 18, 2009, 05:59:17 AM
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PA300625.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on November 18, 2009, 07:51:57 AM
Juxtaposition, juxtaposition, juxtaposition!
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on November 18, 2009, 08:33:50 AM
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PA300626666.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on November 20, 2009, 09:26:26 AM
Had lunch atop the Sofitel today. Not a pretty sight!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/Jinanfog01.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/Jinanfog02.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/Jinanfog03.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/Jinanfog04.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/Jinanfog05.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: AMonk on November 20, 2009, 09:32:32 AM
Is that greyness fog, smog or low-hangong clouds?
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on November 20, 2009, 09:35:04 AM
How do you get bricks to your mate on the first floor in a modern society? Put 'em on a shovel and toss 'em up...one by one! Fuck the tourists!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/Bricktoss.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on November 20, 2009, 09:35:47 AM
Smog, Rabbit...smog!
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: AMonk on November 20, 2009, 10:38:13 AM
Aaahhh......at least it's a better view ahahahahah than it was the day Hubby and I went with you and Babe akakakakak
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: adamsmith on November 20, 2009, 12:24:51 PM
it looks pretty much the same as all the photos I took from the 49th floor. And here I always thought it was just my inability to see at the time. afafafafaf :alcoholic: agagagagag
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Post by: Lotus Eater on November 20, 2009, 04:33:19 PM
Blind drunk?  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on November 28, 2009, 04:46:13 PM
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PA260190.jpg)
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Post by: George on November 28, 2009, 05:12:52 PM
Symbolism?? ahahahahah
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Post by: DaDan on November 28, 2009, 06:18:23 PM
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PA260186.jpg)
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Post by: DaDan on December 09, 2009, 04:34:15 AM
bjbjbjbjbj
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PA270246.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on December 11, 2009, 11:24:17 AM
Shenzhen this afternoon
 ababababab

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PC110001.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on December 11, 2009, 11:34:30 AM
It's a fake, of course!
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Post by: DaDan on December 11, 2009, 11:41:14 AM
it may be a fake `Good Year`... but it was a full on big ol Blimp, da bugga was flying Fast  too! I barely had time to snap these...

 
ababababab

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PC110002.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on December 11, 2009, 12:11:55 PM
They get around...was in Jinan last year.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: mlaeux on December 11, 2009, 12:37:07 PM
He, he, What a hoot!  The Goodyear Blimp is a common sight in my hometown (in Ohio.) The headquarters are a few miles away in Akron. The huge hanger was in Ellot.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: old34 on December 11, 2009, 01:07:34 PM
Probably the real deal. Two possibilities come to mind:

The sarcastic possibility is Goodyear sent it here on a "friendship mission" to improve the ties between the U.S. and Chinese tire industry.

More probably, but it still invites sarcasm, a couple of years ago another tire company with a blimp (Michelin, Pirelli?) had their blimp flying around our fair city for three days. I was up in one of the revolving, building-top restaurants and we could see the blimp floating around the city. My friends told me that the Whatever Tire Company had a special promotion going on for these three days - buy a full set of their top-grade, VIP tires for your car and you were entered in a "lucky draw" for a 1/2 hour blimp ride around the city.

So check the local tire markets. Is Goodyear running a promotion?

A third possibility just occurred to me....did they move the Rose Bowl to Shenzhen this year?




Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on December 13, 2009, 08:41:20 AM
A "special" tyre promo is why it was in Jinan.

Here it is, 7 am, raining, and I am waiting for a taxi!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/wetmorning2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/wetmorning.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on December 13, 2009, 02:26:28 PM
are we s'possed ta notice the tail light being out, or the unbalanced load, or be wondering why the chook didn't cross the road?
mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on December 13, 2009, 10:28:32 PM
Quote
the tail light being out, or the unbalanced load,
Those things are so commonplace. I don't see them anymore.
Didn't cross the road. I was on the right side! agagagagag
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on December 17, 2009, 03:50:11 PM
these were taken yesterday on my patio...

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PC130451400x268.jpg)

 ababababab

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PC150459300x274.jpg)

 ababababab

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PC120448300x272.jpg)

 ababababab

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/PC150453300x253.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on December 17, 2009, 08:29:15 PM
Lucky you. A garden!
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Post by: mlaeux on December 17, 2009, 11:10:11 PM
A garden in Winter!  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: DaDan on January 16, 2010, 06:39:06 PM
my flatmate brought this back from Oz & was quite excited telling me about the fun night it would soon surely bring...
the next morning I guess he must have been wanting to feel it's power through the bottle, but as I now understand, Oz quality control isn't as it could be in regards to the green mesh bottle wrapper/sleave it came with cause as he held it in awe, the bottle slipped out & Crashed into wet pieces...

 
ahahahahah

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/lazy%20to%20sort/PA060022.jpg)

I took this as I walked around today in a t-shirt, I thought about youz in the whiter parts with your parts getting whiter.

 
cccccccccc
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/lazy%20to%20sort/P1160051.jpg)

 agagagagag
The weather has been nice the past day or so...
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o157/Hainan-Danny/P10300392.jpg)
put some pics up folks  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on January 16, 2010, 07:23:54 PM
Oh noz! Not the Bundy!!
Quote
put some pics up folks
Exactly! This thread has almost become.."Shooting at Dandom".
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: thedogateit on January 17, 2010, 07:26:18 AM
Some photos from my time in Harbin.

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/kenlarmon/_MG_3203-Web.jpg)
One of the entrances to the Snow Sculpture Exposition on Sun Island Park. Thanks to Lonely Planet I believed that Ice and Snow World was also on Sun Island Park, it isn't. Long story short, instead of going into the Snow Sculpture Exposition I wandered around Sun Island Park, never found Ice and Snow World (on this day), and the Snow Sculpture Exposition closed.

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/kenlarmon/_MG_3253-Web.jpg)
Finally made it to Ice and Snow World. I call this The Blue One.

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/kenlarmon/_MG_3220-Web.jpg)
Central area of Ice and Snow World.

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/kenlarmon/_MG_3217-Web.jpg)
Snow Tigers

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/kenlarmon/_MG_3250-Web.jpg)
In which I inadvertently rip off a photographer featured in the Boston Globe's Big Picture blog. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/harbin_ice_and_snow_sculpture.html My apologies to Aly Song and Reuters. The two photos would make a great find the differences game. You could pretend you're at a bar feeding quarters to the machine.

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/kenlarmon/_MG_3223-Web.jpg)
I never climbed any of the sculptures. I was having a hard enough time staying upright on the icy ground.

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/kenlarmon/_MG_3235-Web.jpg)
The vendors are selling some sort of candied fruit on a stick thing. Does anyone know what they're called?
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on January 17, 2010, 08:19:49 AM
Great shots, Dog...almost, but not quite, ...make me wanna go to Harbin.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Schnerby on January 17, 2010, 08:42:12 AM
The fruit is called bing tang hu lu

Various fruits coated in toffee. Yummo!  bfbfbfbfbf


I'll get my ice and snow pictures up when I get home. I didn't have any trouble walking on the ice - although the ice slides and tube rides were great fun.  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Ruth on January 17, 2010, 10:59:55 AM
Not sure how to 'un' recycle.
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/susanley/DCP_1786.jpg)

This turtle was in a square pond that was sunken into a large patio area halfway up a mountain.  The object seemed to be to toss in money and have it land on a turtle.
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/susanley/DSC_6132.jpg)

So can I swim or not?
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/susanley/DSC_6170.jpg)

Odd tree in a local park
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/susanley/DSC_6185.jpg)

Role reversal.  Who's the boss?
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/susanley/DSC_7824.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Lotus Eater on January 19, 2010, 10:07:36 AM
A mini ping pong set - portable and makes it a fast game. Hit the ball onto the section facing you, it rebounds onto the 'roof' and the opposition is supposed to hit back back, again rebounding off the roof.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/Deborann/pingpong.jpg)

The kite fliers

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/Deborann/exercise.jpg)

Running from the "Grand Opening" fireworks!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/Deborann/fireworks.jpg)

New lighting for the campus.  Background has our 'tower of death' - the suicide clock tower for students who fail at exams or love.  Oh, yeah - a blue sky day in Xi'an as well.  Bit of haze over the city in the background.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/Deborann/newlights.jpg)
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Schnerby on January 20, 2010, 11:15:09 AM
Ruth, I think that means it's a 'maybe' to swimming.  ahahahahah ahahahahah
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: The Local Dialect on January 28, 2010, 08:40:23 AM
Had photobucket open so thought I'd share a few from last year

Prayer flag view of Zhongdian city
(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/KunmingJess/IMG_0187080609_1-1.jpg)
More prayer flags at a temple in Zhongdian
(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/KunmingJess/IMG_0182080609-1.jpg)
Wooden bridge at Balagezong Gorge
(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/KunmingJess/IMG_0164080509-1.jpg)
Stupa outside of Songzalin temple in Zhongdian
(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/KunmingJess/IMG_0052080209-1.jpg)
Curious locals watching my son spash water in my husband's hometown
(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/KunmingJess/IMG_0047090409-1.jpg)
Mao and his crew at Panjiayuan market in Beijing
(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/KunmingJess/IMG_0012-1-1.jpg)
Guy browsing porcelains in Panjiayuan
(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/KunmingJess/IMG_0005-1-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Lotus Eater on January 28, 2010, 09:20:30 AM
Love the prayer flag shots.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: The Local Dialect on January 28, 2010, 10:42:54 AM
Thanks LE, that first shot is one of my all time favorites.  agagagagag

by the way, do you use photobucket to host your pics, or something else? I've noticed that when I put the pics up online using photobucket they become vaguely pixelated, maybe due to resizing? They originals are HUGE files, and they're not pixelated in the slightest, as I shot using RAW and converted to jpegs that are like 3800x2500. I guess it isn't important, but kind of annoying to see nice clean shots show up with jagged edges and such.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: George on January 28, 2010, 10:56:39 AM
Ld, nice shooting. I use Photobucket, and run all my uploads through a jpeg optimizer. This cuts down the file size, thus making them load faster. I also resize them to 650 pixels wide.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: Lotus Eater on January 28, 2010, 12:10:31 PM
I shoot in RAW as well, then resize in CS4 to 600x400, then upload to Photobucket.  Otherwise it will resize them itself and I think that causes some of the problem.
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: The Local Dialect on January 28, 2010, 01:18:26 PM
Ok yeah, I just did a test. If I use PB to resize it ends up sort of pixelated, but if I resize in CS4 it doesn't. Thanks for the tip!  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Shooting at random.
Post by: thedogateit on January 30, 2010, 06:24:53 AM
Some shots from Jilin City

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/kenlarmon/_MG_3254_5_6-Web.jpg)
Catholic Church


(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/kenlarmon/_MG_3260_1_2-Web.jpg)
Century Square


(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/kenlarmon/_MG_3269_70_71-Web.jpg)
Songhua River