#1311. Your favourite shots of August 2023

By pascaljappy | Art & Creativity

Sep 14

Welcome to this month’s collective post featuring your favourite photographs of August. As ever, thank you to all who participated, and to those who will comment and share. Life’s better together 🙂

Leslie Ashe

3 from a short break in the west of Ireland.


Deigh Bates

From the Oregon Coast.


Philippe Berend


Emily Chan


Tong Cheng


Allan Dew


Michael Fleischer


John Goddard

Herewith, 3 portraits From My Garden (Colorado).


Pascal Jappy


Leonard Norwitz


Pascal Ollier


Peter Oosthuizen


Luca Pascotto


Paul Perton

St Pancras – waiting for Eurostar
St Pancras – getting into the swing of it
One final expensive visitor

Vladimir Riha


Lad Sessions

Here are three from a rather fallow month:  a sunrise on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a pair of yellow swallowtail butterflies, and a feather of unknown origin.


Dallas Thomas


Ian Varkevisser


Claude Vogel


Kristian Wannebo

Three from St Olof’s church ruin in Sigtuna, built in the first half of the 12th century. (All are RX100 SOOC.)


John Wilson

The first article I published on DS was #993, the first of the Backyard Gems series, titled “The Curious Case of a place called Finn Slough”. The images were in colour, but I always wanted to see what it looked like in BW.

In the interim, along came Infrared and the desire to revisit Finn Slough finally took over. These three images are to a large extent a reprise of three similar colour images from the original post, except, one has a person in it.

Can you find her?


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  • Pascal O. says:

    Yet again, an amazing selection.
    So many different styles, amazing.
    And the most pleasing is to see newcomers join the bandwagon every month, with remarkable quality.
    Last but not least, Pete, Ian, where are you in the comment section ?? 😉
    Thank you yet another time, Pascal J., for giving us such a special opportunity.

  • Nancee Rostad says:

    Wonderful work everyone! I can’t possibly choose favorites from such an assortment of stunning images. Kudos to all!
    John Wilson, the woman is on the deck wearing a hat in the middle image.

  • Kristian Wannebo says:

    Several photos seem to have accidentally become horisontally squeezed.
    E.g. my first of the entrance, it should be 3:2.
    Is AI part of the plattform?

    • pascaljappy says:

      Oh dear, is that on a phone? WordPress has irksome bugs at the moment. I’ll try to creect that in the morning.
      No AI in thise roundup 😉

      • Kristian Wannebo says:

        both on phone and pad.
        I see only two portrait sized photos in “standard” size and landscape sized ones look normal at first sight, so I guess this virus only infects vertical images.

        A loud “ Grrr!” to WordPress”, I guess.

      • Kristian Wannebo says:

        Sorry, I should have added:
        iPhone on Firefox and Safari,
        iPad on Firefox,
        all updated.

        • pascaljappy says:

          It should be fixed, now, but on computers, vertical images are now too large. It’s one or the other in the new version of WordPress. What a pain …

          • Kristian Wannebo says:


            Now :

            On Android 12:
            Chrome, Opera & Opera Mini
            (all updated)
            show proper proportions.

            But in Firefox (updated)
            my portrait sized 3:2 Ruin entrance
            is shown as 6:2 and many other verticals also look elongated.

            On iPad iOS 16.5
            and iPhone 13 mini iOS 16.6.1 (latest available):
            Safari, Chrome, Opera & Firefox
            (all updated)
            work as Firefox above.

            ( I’ve no computer available, but there you have checked yourself.)

            So, are OSes late in the uptake or is WordPress at present not general enough?

            Now wouldn’t the data world be boring without those clashes… 🙂 !

            • pascaljappy says:

              My guess is there are still images in the various caches throughout the world. I’ll try to purge them. Cheers

              • Kristian Wannebo says:

                Maybe, but it’s not the first time web browsers disagree on how to display a web site.

                I would have guessed that WordPress just now uses something not yet compatible with all browsers – or the other way around.

              • Kristian Wannebo says:

                Now with what sleight of hand did you solve this, Pascal?
                That squeezing seems all gone!
                Back to my iPad…

  • PaulB says:

    Once again the photos provided to us are stellar. I would like to get out and feed my wander lust, though I am tied to a major home project for the foreseeable future.

    Also, let me welcome all the new names to the Dear Susan Family. Your images are remarkable.

    • pascaljappy says:

      Good luck with the home project, Paul! I have a smaller one here too, turning one of the kid’s rooms into an auditorium, with room treatment and another HiFi rabbit hole looming 😉 The things we do to ourselves … 😉

      • PaulB says:


        Yes, the things we do to ourselves.

        It’s funny that you are converting a room into an auditorium, or a sound room as I would say. When my project is completed, my audio and video systems will move to a new space in the basement. Then the fun begins. 😉


  • John Wilson says:

    A big warm welcome to all the new names … welcome, welcome, welcome to our little international photographic zoo.

    I am always humbled and delighted to be in such talented company and KUDOS TO ALL. But I’m especially drawn to Michael Fleischer’s elegant flowers; Pascal’s industrial images and that shot of the diner with the red seats is just a treat; Leonard Norwitz eye-popping second images; Pascal Ollier’s image of the old couple; Peter Oosthuizen’s images of one of my favourite places, Namibia; Ian Varkevisser’s sandcastle with the trees on the right edge mirroring the towers of the castle; and Paul Perton’s first and third images. That’s enough to fill a respectable exhibition.

    Can’t wait to see what’s in next months feast.

  • Kristian Wannebo says:

    So, now I can begin to enjoy this collection, at least with my simpler Android tablet with its weaker colours – my somewhat more colourful iPad mini 6 rather agrees with my eyes and with my camera screen.

    And what a collection!
    I can only agree with previous comments – as Nancee says, impossible to choose favourites.

    And it’s great to see our community grow!

    I’ll certainly come back here quite a few times!

  • Ian Varkevisser says:

    Really great to see interest in the channel expanding to all 4 corners of the globe. I good percentage of first time participants , fabulous. Very soon it will become guess the google location challenge. Thanks everyone for sharing

  • jean pierre (pete) guaron says:

    Hmm. Well, it isn’t too often that anyone manages to do this to me – let alone a whole group of people, all doing it to me at one and the same time. But my delay in commenting is due to the fact that you have left me stuck for words – words to express what I think, what I feel, about the photos in this instalment of DS.

    First – because over half a dozen of you have produced images that I would quite happily enlarge up to something like B1 – except that I’ve already filled all my own walls. And I haven’t been able to figure which one[s] should be given a trophy, let alone which one is “the best”.

    And secondly – because even below that level, these images are pretty much all “different” – “original” – “thought provoking”. I’d be here for hours, if I DID comment on them. And you’dl all hate that!

    So instead, I’ve been coming back – again and again – just to admire all of your photos. While I simply shut up, for once.

  • philberphoto says:

    Such a cornucopia! Each image made better by the existence of all the others.New names adding to the feast without taking anything away from the established contributors. Picking favorites has become an obstacle course, because it doesn’t make sense to call so many images favorites. John Wilson’s IR images, Ian Varkevisser’s beach shot, Peter Oosthuizen’s images, and all flower pics, which make me SO jealous. But my top pic must Pascal Ollier’s two selective colouring images. Just awesome!

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