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Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:16 am
by sury
I want to start a new topic that is (hopefully) broad enough for all to participate.
Post your out of the ordinary images here. They could be your technique, subject
or anything you would consider atypical.

This elephant statue has been with us for few years and I never felt anything other than
ordinary. You may say the same. Ho hum. An Indian having a statue of elephant. But....
If you look close enough there is another elephant inside the first one and the whole thing
is a single piece of wood. The artisan(s) would work through the outer lattice to carve out
the inner elephant. By the way it was taken with a Pentax 300mmf4 lens and a M42 adapter on
A900 from a distance of about 10 feet.

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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:49 am
by Birma
Great to idea for a thread, Sury! I will have to get my thinking cap on.

I like the elephant. Amazing that someone could carve a second statue inside the first.

I also notice the cricket bat in the background to continue the Indian theme :)

Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:39 pm
by sury
Thank you Andy. The cricket bat is an autographed by Kapil Dev (for those in the know) and is a miniature bat.
In our household, my younger brother and Missus are the cricket fans. I am atypical Indian in that sense. As you
would say it is not "my cup of tea". :D

Is this ordinary? Perhaps. But not my usual style. But here it is.

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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:00 pm
by Birma
Kapil Dev - I'm not a big cricket fan, but I'm impressed :) An awesome bowler.

Now, in your latest picture, a bucket of wine?! That is just showing off :)

Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:44 pm
by sury
Andy,
Thank you. I think this would be showing off, don't you think? :lol:
Both are from a winery in Sonoma county (shire?) called Iron Horse Winery.
Nestled in hills on a hill top. I have an image that I will post in landscape thread.

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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:06 am
by sury
Not very often you see this on the menu....that I know of.

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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:18 am
by Birma
:shock: I guess it is better to be biting the snake, than the snake biting you?

Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:18 pm
by sury
And perhaps it tastes like chicken.... That is the common expression describing any
exotic meat people try, at least in US. That was true with Alligator bites I tried once. :)

Sury

Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:46 am
by david antony
Very nice set of photos sury.

The Ratlesnake bites are certainly out of the ordinary for me.
The pregnant elephant is also a first. Must say that is quite a
work of art. Future candidate for the antique road show on
PBS. ʘ‿ʘ

California Winery’s put out superb wines. Is the Iron Horse
worth a try sury?

I took this on the way home from my trip. Had to park somewhat
illegally on HWY 17 under the new Port Mann Bridge, to photo the
last remnants of the old Port Mann.
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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:15 am
by sury
Nice shot DA. It is as if you were off the working bridge to get this shot.
We did not try of their wines (having already spend couple of hours at
Merry Edwards and Dutton & Goldfield) but went for their Sparkling wines.
The Wedding Cuvee was the favorite of the lot. Russian River Valley of
Sonoma has excellent wines and views. Dutton & Goldfield tasting room
is an exception. It is on the main thoroughfare but they offer Sushi & Wine
pairing, which I have not heard of, before. Thank you for your kind words.
As for wines go my favorites are Sterling Vineyards, Rutherford, Mondavi,
Duckhorn, Saban Estates (in central coast).
In my book, wines, Tequila, Ports, Cognac and Scoth come in 4 types:
Good ones, bad ones, ones you like and ones you dont like. :lol:
But to a Scot, I am told, there is no such thing as a bad Scotch. :)

Sury

Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:27 am
by bakubo
I was in Kabukicho, Tokyo a few days ago and discovered that Godzilla is peeking over a new building there!

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It reminds me of this Godzilla haiku. :lol:

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Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:12 pm
by Birma
Wow ! Godzilla is definitely out of the ordinary - nice one, Henry :)

Cool haiku as well!

Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:22 pm
by jbtaylor
What lens on that first wine bottle image?

Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:41 pm
by ValeryD
To continue the battle field start by Sury
:lol:
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Super ! by Valery Dyck, on Flickr

Re: Out of the ordinary - Open to all

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:43 pm
by sury
jbtaylor wrote:What lens on that first wine bottle image?


All of them were taken with 135/f1.8. I was thinking if that lens was a niche lens
for portraits and tried it for landscape as well.