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If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything. ~ Confucius
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View first unread post Paella
PostSun Mar 12, 2023 4:34 pm
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At one of the lunches in a cruise ship, the lady next to me told me she had been in Spain a few times on holidays and she was very fond of Spanish food. Once of the dishes on offer in the menu was paella. With her permission, I took a picture of her dish. I explained to her that there are many variations of paella not only in Spain (more than 1200 variations at the last count), but also they cook paella in Latin America and the Philippines. Let's not count the paellas of any chef or cook that has tried to put “a personal touch” to this icon ...

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Avalon Air Show 4 March 2023
View first unread post Avalon Air Show 4 March 2023
PostMon Mar 06, 2023 2:20 pm
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Flew to Melbourne and then spent almost 3 hours in a traffic jam getting into the airshow. Great day but organisation of the event was pitiful. Anyways, the action was phenomenal, and despite very poor lighting conditions throughout the day, many photos were taken. I only have a 70-200 lens and something longer would have been nice but them thar lenses are expensive blighters!

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Early human skull
View first unread post Early human skull
PostSun Mar 05, 2023 2:41 pm
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The Museo de Ciencias Naturales (National Science Museum) in Madrid has a collection of early human skulls on display. These remains come from Atapuerca, a site of caves near Burgos in northern Spain, known for the abundant human (genus Homo) remains discovered there beginning in 1976. The cave called Sima de los Huesos (“Pit of the Bones”), where more than 1,600 human fossils, including several nearly complete skulls, have been found. The age of this material is at least 300,000 years and may be as old as 600,000 years. The brain cavity si ...

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Cherry blossom (Budapest)
View first unread post Cherry blossom (Budapest)
PostSun Feb 26, 2023 12:50 pm
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You might have heard about Cherry Blossom and thought of Japan. But, Hungarians also enjoy picnicking among the cherry blossoms in the spring. The Budapest’s cherry trees burst into colour in April sharing the vivid pink and perfume. I hope you like it.


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Cardboard Cathedral (Christchurch)
View first unread post Cardboard Cathedral (Christchurch)
PostSun Feb 19, 2023 9:37 am
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The Transitional Cathedral of Christchurch (NZ), as it is also called, was built entirely from recycled materials after the 2011 earthquake. The Anglican cathedral was in ruins so they built this beautiful building with a final price tag of NZ$5.9 million. Ironically, this modern building, despite of being cheaper, is more flexible and more capable of resisting earthquakes than the old stone cathedral, now under repair. This A frame church is covered externally (roof and walls) with water resistant material; while its metal frame is covered wit ...

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Grasses and Desert Wildflowers (NT)
View first unread post Grasses and Desert Wildflowers (NT)
PostSun Feb 12, 2023 1:05 pm
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We traveled along the Stuart Highway towards Uluru and stopped to admire the landscape. We walked up the side of the road on the desert sand and saw in the distance a salt lake and the desert’s grasses, bushes and wildflowers. I hope you like it.


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Art Deco (Napier NZ)
View first unread post Art Deco (Napier NZ)
PostThu Feb 09, 2023 4:03 pm
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We arrived at Napier, a popular tourist city in New Zealand, and walked the streets admiring its Art Deco architecture of the 1930s. After the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake, the damaged part of the city was rebuilt in the modern Art Deco of the times. I took this picture inside a bank and I hope you like it.


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One fine day on the NSW north coast
View first unread post One fine day on the NSW north coast
PostThu Feb 09, 2023 8:53 am
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It's all Gary Stark's fault, that is, continually adding new lens to the arsenal of photographic equipment that sits in my study. If it wasn't for DSLRusers, I most probably now would be playing golf or fishing or collecting butterflies... :biglaugh:

I have added the tiny Sigma 105mm F1.4 to my collection. (Coming in at 3.6lbs it is a lens and gym membership all in one). First day out with it yesterday and it's always handy to have some ...

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Traditional dress (Salamanca, Spain)
View first unread post Traditional dress (Salamanca, Spain)
PostSun Jan 29, 2023 12:36 pm
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When visiting Salamanca with friends a few years ago we were having afternoon coffee when we heard the sounds of flute, drums and singing; we came out to check what such commotion was about. A parade of people dressed in regional costumes was passing through the street carrying flower offerings with an image of Our Lady of the Vale. The “Offering” is a celebration to thank and honour the Holy Virgin. On the 15th of August, the local people in their regional costumes take the Virgin through the streets and place it in front of the cathedral ...

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View first unread post Gondola
PostSun Jan 22, 2023 12:43 pm
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On our way back to Australia we stopped in Perth and from the main park high up I saw some tourists in a Venetian gondola.


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View first unread post Movement
PostSun Jan 22, 2023 12:33 pm
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While I was in lock-down I amused myself playing with the camera. This is one of the pictures I took. It’s curious what the camera can see but the human eye and brain can’t.


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Breaksea Sound
View first unread post Breaksea Sound
PostSun Jan 22, 2023 12:23 pm
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We arrived in Fiordland National Park (New Zealand) and our large cruise ship ventured into the sounds of this magnificent land. We entered Breaksea Sound and came out of Dusky Sound. I hope you enjoy this photo, which I thought lost like all of them, but fortunately I managed to recover most of them if not all. Happy days!


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