Here is your selection of favourite photographs for July 2023, all 22 entries of them 🙂 What do you think?
Here are two photographs of my twin daughters taken during a trip to the Swedish coast. We had glorious weather and the sunsets were incredible. Both taken with My Pentax 6×7 and 105mm lens on Portra 800.
Except none of this is true. I (Pascal) generated those using midjourney to test how close we now are to photorealistic results. Given that they exist, I thought I might share them here (full review of Midjourney to come). Don’t hate me 😉 And now, for the actual photographs 🙂
I have been shooting while driving or as a passenger for years, both when I was living in London, now in HK. Here are a few from my collection shot in HK, all of which are from a passenger’s perspective because I no longer drive in HK. I like the timelessness from these images, whenever I revisit these images, it gives me a calm and tranquil feeling deep down because I was cocooned inside the vehicle while observing my ‘outer dream world reality’.
Enclosed are three photos taken at our Marine Heritage Week. There were lots of kids competing at all ages but I didn’t think it was appropriate, without parental permission, to use images that showthem clearly.
SOUTHAMPTON HERITAGE WEEK CARDBOARD BOAT RACES
Each year kids and their families get together for the annual the cardboard boat races. It’s safe (lifejackets a must) in shallow water, with lifeguards to keep an eye on things. Boats are created using cardboard and “plenty” of duct tape! It’s a fun event, lots of interesting boat designs, although some sank once underway. Lots of cheering on the sidelines.
This morning I went to the seaside close to where I live in Portugal. And while enjoying the blue hour, I took these photographs.
Here are some photos I took a week ago on a visit to Chicago.
OJAI, CALIFORNIA, USA — Portrait of a right-eye dominant photographer taking pictures at an Independence Day parade.
Two images from New England. The first was made on the harbor in Portland, Maine, and shows the remaining pilings from the wooden piers that were essential when Portland was primarily a fishing and shipping port. The pilings are visible from the Eastern Promenade, a cycling and walking path built to support the now vibrant tourism industry.
I love used bookstores. Commonwealth Books in the second image is one of the better ones in Boston.
Water may be turning into an obsession, for me. It’s been the subject of my previous two entries and this month’s 3 photos are also about water. They show 3 locations I visited during my summer vacations: Perpignan, in one of France’s hardest hit drought areas. Maury, wine-making country, merely 20 miles to the North, and a green haven in Rotterdam.
I particularly like it when someone walks across a background in counterpoint. This lighting worked out so well it appears the girl at the bottom of the frame is part of the mural.
A bit routine certainly, but couldn’t pass up a B&W with lots of silver in them.
More counterpoint. Technically, this is a case of pearls before swine. The image is a 3-frame photomerge by way of the GFX-100s.
In love with sunflowers.
There is only a short period during which one can admire sunflowers. Arrive too early, and they are not yet in full bloom, too late and they bend over without showing their beauty, which I find so special. Golden hour or what I believed it to be enables them to display all their splendor.
I got to take hundreds of wonderful photos in Alaska in July. Here are 3. The excitement of the gulls resulted from humpback whales “bubble hunting.” We were so fortunate to spend about 45 minutes watching this rare and recent phenomenon. The glacier is the rapidly receding “Exit Glacier.” The sunset is from Iowa. We didn’t see any real sunsets in AK because of the perpetual sunshine.
The first shot is of a waterfall on Chuginadak Island, the 2nd late afternoon Suns rays and the 3rd, deserted WW2 structure on Attu Island all within the Aleutian Islands.
After too much travel (can there really be such a thing?) the last 8 months I am finally getting back to my last tours through New Mexico and pursuing what I brought back with me.
Adobe buildings attract me like nothing else.
As an architect I find the total sustainability aspects of them ingenious. Usually built from materials obtained, mostly, on site they return to the land if left unattended over the years. These three photos are very representative of local buildings in New Mexico. The first is an abandoned house in the ghost town of Lake Valley, NM. The second a Penitente morada in Taos, NM, and the third (one I’m sure many have seen before) is the cathedral in Ranch de Taos, NM.’
Thank you to everyone who sent in photographs!!! See you all next month 🙂
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