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Author Topic: Shooting at random.  (Read 17343 times)

Schnerby

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Re: Shooting at random.
« Reply #90 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

Ruth

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Re: Shooting at random.
« Reply #91 on: January 17, 2010, 10:59:55 AM »
Not sure how to 'un' recycle.


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.


So can I swim or not?


Odd tree in a local park


Role reversal.  Who's the boss?
If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat.

Lotus Eater

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Re: Shooting at random.
« Reply #92 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.



The kite fliers



Running from the "Grand Opening" fireworks!



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.


Schnerby

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Re: Shooting at random.
« Reply #93 on: January 20, 2010, 11:15:09 AM »
Ruth, I think that means it's a 'maybe' to swimming.  ahahahahah ahahahahah

The Local Dialect

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Re: Shooting at random.
« Reply #94 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

More prayer flags at a temple in Zhongdian

Wooden bridge at Balagezong Gorge

Stupa outside of Songzalin temple in Zhongdian

Curious locals watching my son spash water in my husband's hometown

Mao and his crew at Panjiayuan market in Beijing

Guy browsing porcelains in Panjiayuan



Lotus Eater

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Re: Shooting at random.
« Reply #95 on: January 28, 2010, 09:20:30 AM »
Love the prayer flag shots.

The Local Dialect

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Re: Shooting at random.
« Reply #96 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.

George

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Re: Shooting at random.
« Reply #97 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.
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Lotus Eater

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Re: Shooting at random.
« Reply #98 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.

The Local Dialect

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Re: Shooting at random.
« Reply #99 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

thedogateit

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Re: Shooting at random.
« Reply #100 on: January 30, 2010, 06:24:53 AM »
Some shots from Jilin City


Catholic Church



Century Square



Songhua River