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"I miss the baches and coast of the northeast. They are so picturesque, romantic, rustic and simple. Nice concept. I can see your focal point is the lighthouse itself. A higher F stop like a F/22 would have put the sea grass in focus or you could have cropped it out without affecting the reflection.. Also not sure if you use a photo editor like photoshop or Lightroom but enhancing the sky do  a deeper blue to match the color of the water would have made the lighthouse really pop. Beautiful though Peter"
Kevin Senter
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"Ocean View" (c) Peter Blaise 2007-11-19-1828 MDA1 Delaware US

Photography remembers -- a few years later, this unique home is gone, torn away by the weather, and it was not even on a great ocean, but on the relatively calmer inner Delaware Bay.

I imagine the joy of the original occupants of this occasional home-away-from-home who probably drove their trailer a great distance to get here, then somehow lifted it on stilts to distance it from winter's high tidal waters, and as they and the trailer aged, this was all that was left at this moment in time, and in another few years, all was gone.

Yet, you can see it through the miracle of photography, and my being there.

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Love and hugs,
Peter Blaise

Technical: Minolta DiMage A1 digital camera, scene brightness value of 10 Exposure Value, 7mm f/7.7 lens setting, auto focus at infinity, 1/558 second auto exposure, ISO 100 auto sensitivity, hand held, developed in Dalibor Jelinek's MRWFormat http://dalibor.cz/minolta/ and AdobePhotoShop and free http://www.IrfanView.com/

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Comments: 17 people like this.

S..C..H.. wrote: The camera is certainly a wonderful instrument capturing pictures and people who are gone but not forgotten. Love your pictures. Thanks.

April 16 2011 8:30pm · 2 people like this

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L..B.. wrote: I like it, and I don't like it!

April 16 2011 8:33pm · 1 person likes this

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L..K.. wrote: An abandoned trailer on the beach - it's kind of sad, with the stormy sky in the background, and a little bit of blue sky. The blue sky is like a tiny bit of hope, maybe. I love this one.

April 16 2011 10:11pm · 1 person likes this

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M..M.. wrote: cool!!

April 16 2011 11:03pm · 1 person likes this

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C..H.. wrote: Beachfront Living on a budget! I love it!

Looks like something I've long dreamed of doing - living in a quiet outpost on the beach, away from everything and everybody. Leaving during Hurricanes, of course ... but otherwise, simply enjoying the solitude of nature, floating along with the natural cycles of everything, catching and grilling fresh seafood ....

But alas, this wouldn't be allowed today, where I'd most like to do it - NC's Outer Banks. If I'd been born 50 years or so earlier - before the world beat a path there - maybe it could have been. Once bridges and a highway reached the Outer Banks, in the early 1960's (when I was born), and the tourists came, the character changed forever.

Thankfully a portion was preserved, as the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, before the developers could wreck it all. Making it still possible to spend a day in solitude, by hiking out to the beach with a folding lounge chair ... but one can't just park and stay forever anymore. A five-story Condo stack (thinking of Rodanthe in its current form) just ain't the same.

In the years I can afford to, I do enjoy getting down there for a week - using a beachfront motel at Buxton as my 'operating base'. In the off-seasons just before and after 'tourist season' - either late March/early April, or immediately after Thanksgiving - the weather is reasonable, and the place is literally deserted ... just the way I like it.

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A favorite bumper sticker, among the full-time locals:

"If It's Tourist Season, Why Can't We Shoot 'Em?"

April 17 2011 2:28am · 2 people like this

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Peter Blaise wrote: Earlier, L..B.. wrote, "... I like it, and I don't like it! ..."

Okay, L..B.., you got started on something, now, please, tell us more!

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Love and hugs,
Peter Blaise

April 17 2011 8:25am · 1 person likes this

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S..D.. wrote: Hey - I remember way back when, when the 'net first came out, and pix were finally enabled, and some jerk discovered how to put code, etc. underneath the pix - and thats still being done. How, if possible can I remove the code and keep the picture?

April 17 2011 11:29am · 1 person likes this

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L..B.. wrote: The photo tells a story, which is good. It speaks of hope and a dream, but also of failure and inadequacy. It tells of the intrusion of mankind where nature should remain supreme. Footsteps in the sand would be good. A nasty old trailer in the sand is not so good. It evokes emotion.

April 17 2011 4:09pm · 1 person likes this

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C..H.. wrote: I think Nature does, clearly, remains supreme - and ultimately reclaims itself, after man's temporary incursions are finished.

In the overall scheme of the Universe, the world's mighty Oceans are but a mere speck - and the life of a man, far less than that. Of course, while we're Living, and enjoying the Ocean, what we can see and feel dominates our perception - totally out of proportion to the actual reality of it all.

April 17 2011 4:50pm · 1 person likes this

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L..B.. wrote: Well said, C..H...

April 17 2011 7:04pm · 1 person likes this


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Peter Blaise wrote: S..D.., to "clean" a JPG file of metadata and other non-image information, there are many ways, I use free http://www.IrfanView.com/ and do one of these:
-- simply re-saving the file in with Options > JPG Lossless >JPG APP Markers > Clean works, or,
-- Save As a non-JPG (TIF, PSD, PNG, or BMP), re-open it, and re-save as a JPG again, or,
-- Save As a JPG and un-check the "Keep ..." data options.

Why? Some people are unaware they are releasing encoded GPS data about where they took pictures of their kids or their valuables or something they wanted anonymous or private and didn't realize they were telling the whole world exactly where the subject is by the encoding their camera puts into their photos!

There are other utilities for cleaning JPGs, try a Google search for [how to clean a jpg]:

http://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+clean+a+jpg

Let us know what you think has happened to any image files, and if this helps you to feel confident that all hidden non-image data is gone afterwards.

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Love and hugs,
Peter Blaise

April 17 2011 9:24pm · 1 person likes this

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S..D.. wrote: Thanks! Gotta play with a new printer I bought today, then I'll go play with the pix! :-)

April 17 2011 11:08pm · 1 person likes this

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Peter Blaise wrote: Cool. S..D.., what kind of printer are you using, and what will you do with the photo prints?

I'm so used to slide shows on laptop screens around the house that I haven't printed in a while, drat!

Also, what drew your attention to hidden non-photographic data * in digital photograph files -- tell us more?

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Love and hugs,
Peter Blaise

* More on EXIF, IPTC, XML, Metadata, and steganography:
http://www.google.com/search?q=define%3AEXIF
http://www.google.com/search?q=define%3AIPTC
http://www.google.com/search?q=define%3AXML
http://www.google.com/search?q=define%3AMetadata
http://www.google.com/search?q=define%3Asteganography

April 18 2011 4:49pm · 1 person likes this

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