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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Unread postby sury » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:45 pm

Good one Valery, though I am not sure that is that out of ordinary on College Campus. :lol:
Henry, that is way cool. I thought you were pulling wool over our eyes. Till I saw the second
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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Unread postby jbtaylor » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:01 pm

"All of them were taken with 135/f1.8."

I knew it.
There is a certain something about the images it produces.
Keep shooting.

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Unread postby sury » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:07 pm

In fact, the last three in the landscape thread, and the first one in the previous one were also with the same one.

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Unread postby bakubo » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:23 am

Birma wrote:Wow ! Godzilla is definitely out of the ordinary - nice one, Henry :)

Cool haiku as well!


While walking in Tokyo I always remember to look up from time to time and no matter where I am I make sure I know my escape route. :)

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Unread postby Cogito » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:17 am

Nice ones Henry, and, Valery, where is that marvelous sign?
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Unread postby ValeryD » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:24 am

Cogito wrote:Nice ones Henry, and, Valery, where is that marvelous sign?


Hall rd. Manitoba, Canada. :) More or less normal state of people after visiting the antique retro bar. :D
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Unread postby aster » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:46 am

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A good idea for a thread, Sury. : )

So far all photos are of very interesting. Where else to accumulate the things that stand out ...? Will be fun to see as time goes by.


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Unread postby bakubo » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:16 am

At the same time I was walking through Kabukicho and saw the big Godzilla aka ゴジラ I also saw this. Certainly this is sort of out of the ordinary in Japan where most women are somewhat more modestly endowed. :lol:

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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Unread postby sury » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:49 pm

Nice Juke Box Valery. Nostalgic indeed. Thank you Yildiz and I am looking forward
to more interesting pictures.
Henry,that is an interesting cultural observation. Is that some magazine dated February 11, 2015,
Issue 4?

When I was growing up in India, they used to sell a cream (sunscreen - I would think) called
Fair & Lovely since having a fair complexion was very sought after, in India, and I was
chuckling with amusement when I came to US for the first time in 1981 to see Dark & Lovely
(a tanning cream?). Though we may seek things that are out of reach (nay ordinary), the desire
to seek seems to be universal.

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Unread postby bakubo » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:39 pm

sury wrote:Henry,that is an interesting cultural observation. Is that some magazine dated February 11, 2015,
Issue 4?


I am not sure what that is. Some sort of big advertisement. The date is November 2, 2015 though. It says Happy Birthday so that is a clue, I guess. I don't know who Momoka Nanase is so I did a quick search. It looks like she is an anime character so this photo is, I suppose, a woman who is her human embodiment? I found this bit of info on the anime character:

http://imopara.wikia.com/wiki/Momoka_Nanase

sury wrote:When I was growing up in India, they used to sell a cream (sunscreen - I would think) called
Fair & Lovely since having a fair complexion was very sought after, in India, and I was
chuckling with amusement when I came to US for the first time in 1981 to see Dark & Lovely
(a tanning cream?). Though we may seek things that are out of reach (nay ordinary), the desire
to seek seems to be universal.


Yes, in Japan it is similar to India, I think. Women try to have very fair skin and often wear big hats in the sun or use umbrellas. Also, lots of beauty products that claim to help them make their skin lighter. In the States women often want darker, nicely tanned skin though. :lol:

By the way, I just bought plane tickets to go to India for 4 weeks. Late November to late December. First time, but just northern India. In the past I have thought from time to time that I would visit India, but everytime I checked they made it a big hassle to get a tourist visa. While in Japan they told me I could not get a visa here so I would have to send my passport to Los Angeles and it would take time. Usually on the spur of the moment I decide I want to go somewhere. The last time I seriously thought about India was in late 2009 while in Japan and when I discovered how much trouble it was I decided to go to Egypt instead (got the visa at the Cairo airport on arrival). Anyway, I just checked and starting this year I can get an India tourist visa online and then 2-3 days later they email me a document that I print out, present it and my passport at the airport in India on arrival, and then receive the visa. So, finally going!

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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Unread postby sury » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:24 am

Yes, they have introduced Visa upon arrival few months ago. Which part of northern India you are planning t visit? Typical New Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal) and Jaipur circuit? If you get a chance (and time) you should visit the state of Kerala in south on west coast, though every state has plenty to offer. Look forward to your "observations" there. :D

Thanks for that additional information. I guessed Feb. since Nov. is not yet upon us but year/month/date should have been obvious.

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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Unread postby the_hefay » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:22 am

Interesting shots guys.

Here's mine. The big city? Okay, it's not that interesting in Spanish, but seeing this sign next to a little village did strike me as unusual in my English thinking mind. The second sign, of the same town, has an interesting population and founding date.
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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Unread postby sury » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:22 pm

Good shots Jeff. They fit the bill perfectly.

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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Unread postby Ossie » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:27 pm

One from Cuba

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One from Denver

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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Unread postby sury » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:20 pm

Nice shots, Ossie. I wonder what's the story behind the blue bear.

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