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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2017, 09:04:43 PM »
Well, lacking a horse shoe magnet I suppose I could have entered a pair of attractive balls . . .

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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2017, 06:13:31 PM »
Well those are some excellent entries, and I wish I would have been able to submit some of my own, but September has been such a busy month for me...can't believe it will be October in a day or so.

I had to cast one of my votes for Tank's lovely photograph of the redheaded woman because I have this thing for Gingers ::) she's quite stunning actually.
 

Have to say this was a very interesting thread to read, weird how even in a simply photography thread things can take such diverse paths you know?

Which leads me to a benefit I see from online communities such as this. Often time most of us in life will say or remark about something in a way that may be construed as rude or hurtful. Most times people we hurt with our comments may choose to ignore the remark, and nod in quick agreement or affirmation, and then walk away. With us not ever being the wiser that our comment or remark was hurtful, so we go on in ignorance possibly repeating the same thing over and over again.

Online though we are often able to confront comments we find rude or distasteful, and it can be said this is a good learning tool for those of us who may have posted the remark because it gives us an inside look into how our thoughts and words can sometimes be hurtful to others even if that wasn't our intention. (Sometimes jokes go to far)

Sure intent isn't magical, but a good recourse is to simply acknowledge what we said was wrong, apologize and move on...doubling down can just make matters worth.

Anyway that's my take on the matter.
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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #47 on: October 06, 2017, 05:33:24 PM »
*Bump*

Voting will be closing soon, so if you haven't voted yet, please take a look at the entries and choose.  :)
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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2017, 05:20:49 PM »
The winning entry for this HAF Photo Challenge is the photo of a bookcase submitted by hermes2015. Congratulations, hermes2015! Not to put on any pressure, but I think you're very good at coming up with themes, and I look forward to learning your choice for the next one.  ;)

Lark deserves a mention--two of the photos she submitted were only one vote behind hermes2015's winning entry.  :)

Thank you very much to all who submitted entries, and to all who voted in this edition of the photo challenge.  8)
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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #49 on: October 09, 2017, 08:13:47 PM »
Super photos one and all. :D
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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2017, 08:37:00 PM »
Well done, all! :clapping:
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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2017, 08:38:12 PM »
Yes, great pix!

Many of your books would feel at home amongst mine, Hermes - Eclecticism Rules OK!
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« Reply #52 on: October 10, 2017, 04:20:07 AM »
Congratulations, hermes2015.   :clapping:

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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #53 on: October 10, 2017, 04:56:41 AM »
The winning entry for this HAF Photo Challenge is the photo of a bookcase submitted by hermes2015. Congratulations, hermes2015! Not to put on any pressure, but I think you're very good at coming up with themes, and I look forward to learning your choice for the next one.  ;)

Lark deserves a mention--two of the photos she submitted were only one vote behind hermes2015's winning entry.  :)

Thank you very much to all who submitted entries, and to all who voted in this edition of the photo challenge.  8)

Thank you very much, Recusant. It sounds false, but I really never expected to win. Anyway, it was only by one vote, so I will ask Lark to help me with some suggestions. I will give more details on my entries later today.

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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #54 on: October 10, 2017, 06:06:58 AM »
Ah yes, the details.


Frankie Dettori riding the winner in a race at Lingfield Park.



The Five Arch Bridge at Painshill, with the "Gothic Temple" on the hill in the background and the "Crystal Grotto"  in the middle distance on the lake.



Arundel Castle, taken from the near the bridge over the River Arun in the town of Arundel.



Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
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« Reply #55 on: October 10, 2017, 07:20:42 AM »
My photos were very private and intimate this time. They were all taken at home and express some of my interests and obsessions.


Part of my bookshelf. This must have resonated with fellow HAF members.



A Rosthenthal porcelain bust of Beethoven on a glass shelf next to my fireplace. By now I think everyone here knows that classical music is one of my great loves.



The famous lounge chair and footstool designed by one of my great heroes, Charles Eames. I love this chair so much, which is why I included it. An edge of my bookshelf can be seen in the background. He designed the chair as a birthday gift for his movie director friend Billy Wilder in 1956. It is one of quite a few Eames pieces I've collected over the years. One of my disappointments was that Eames died a few months before I was due to meet him at his design office in Venice, California.

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« Reply #56 on: October 10, 2017, 08:20:20 PM »
I see that you have some of my favorite books, Hermes.  i have long held that you can tell many things about a man by looking at his bookshelf.

I see: Wrinkles In Time by George Smoot among others that I like particularly well. ..............In the US we have a brand of better quality Jams and Preserves whose brand name is Smuckers. Their slogan is; "with a name like Smuckers, it has to be good".  Same goes for a guy named Smoot, and he is indeed good at what he does.

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« Reply #57 on: October 10, 2017, 11:23:52 PM »
Hermes, I love browsing a person's bookshelves. I echo Icarus that you can tell so much about a person by what books they keep. I think I like you.  :thumbsup2: ....But I already knew that!
Anyway, I loved all the pictures. I'm gonna submit something next time!
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« Reply #58 on: October 11, 2017, 04:45:10 AM »
I see that you have some of my favorite books, Hermes.  i have long held that you can tell many things about a man by looking at his bookshelf.

I see: Wrinkles In Time by George Smoot among others that I like particularly well. ..............In the US we have a brand of better quality Jams and Preserves whose brand name is Smuckers. Their slogan is; "with a name like Smuckers, it has to be good".  Same goes for a guy named Smoot, and he is indeed good at what he does.

I agree 100% that one can learn a lot about someone just by examining the titles on their bookshelves. Do you also find it strange that there are no books to be seen in some homes?

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« Reply #59 on: October 11, 2017, 04:51:42 AM »
Hermes, I love browsing a person's bookshelves. I echo Icarus that you can tell so much about a person by what books they keep. I think I like you.  :thumbsup2: ....But I already knew that!
Anyway, I loved all the pictures. I'm gonna submit something next time!

Oh, Dragonia, thanks for your sweet words. I think I showed my bookish, "musicish", and also materialistic side in my pics.