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Title: Pictures I like
Post by: oyasumi on April 14, 2007, 06:56:37 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/vibepa/107.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lady Chatterley on April 14, 2007, 06:58:05 PM
All you need is love!!!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: oyasumi on April 22, 2007, 05:14:43 AM
(http://64.111.216.18/ul/2166-hp2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: carlos on April 23, 2007, 05:15:40 AM
A real queen
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on April 24, 2007, 10:37:15 PM
:'D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: oyasumi on April 25, 2007, 05:50:35 AM
(http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/9104/070417fotohk5.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dungeon Master on May 12, 2007, 02:09:04 PM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/219/467500579_bd0197a71b_o.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on May 13, 2007, 02:44:48 AM
This website is very strict about direct linking to images, but here (these are not photoshopped)

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1169903&WxsIERv=Obrvat%20747-406&Wm=0&WdsYXMg=XYZ%20-%20Eblny%20Qhgpu%20Nveyvarf&QtODMg=Cuvyvcfohet%20%2F%20Fg.%20Znnegra%20-%20Cevaprff%20Whyvnan%20%28FKZ%20%2F%20GAPZ%29&ERDLTkt=Argureynaqf%20Nagvyyrf&ktODMp=Wnahnel%2021%2C%202007&BP=0&WNEb25u=Nyqb%20Ovqvav&xsIERvdWdsY=CU-OSN&MgTUQtODMgKE=&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=73489&NEb25uZWxs=2007-02-03%2000%3A13%3A45&ODJ9dvCE=&O89Dcjdg=23999%2F725&static=yes&width=1200&height=832&sok=JURER%20%20%28%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173017%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173016%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173015%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173014%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173010%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173009%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173008%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173007%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173006%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173005%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271169904%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271169903%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271169902%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271169901%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271169900%27%29%20%20beqre%20ol%20&photo_nr=72&prev_id=1169904&next_id=1169902

Chicks in bikinis, planes, nice beach--what else could you want?

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1159525&size=L&width=1280&height=865&sok=JURER%20%20%28%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271162432%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271162233%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271161725%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271160625%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271160612%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271160215%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271160075%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271160037%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271159952%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271159900%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271159696%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271159573%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271159572%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271159525%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271159524%27%29%20%20beqre%20ol%20&photo_nr=119

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1156090&WxsIERv=Nveohf%20N340-313K&Wm=0&WdsYXMg=Nve%20Senapr&QtODMg=Cuvyvcfohet%20%2F%20Fg.%20Znnegra%20-%20Cevaprff%20Whyvnan%20%28FKZ%20%2F%20GAPZ%29&ERDLTkt=Argureynaqf%20Nagvyyrf&ktODMp=Qrprzore%202006&BP=0&WNEb25u=Fretr%20Onvyyrhy%20-%20NveGrnzVzntrf&xsIERvdWdsY=S-TYMW&MgTUQtODMgKE=NS488%20nobhg%20gb%20ynaq%20ba%2009.%20V%20yrnir%20vg%20gb%20fcrpvnyvfgf%20jurgure%20vg%20vf%20ybj%20be%20abg...&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=114769&NEb25uZWxs=2006-12-26%2000%3A26%3A20&ODJ9dvCE=&O89Dcjdg=186&static=yes&width=1000&height=679&sok=JURER%20%20%28%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271159478%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271159317%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271158892%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271158859%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271158798%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271158786%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271158760%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271157236%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271156936%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271156698%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271156696%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271156519%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271156345%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271156343%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271156090%27%29%20%20beqre%20ol%20&photo_nr=135&prev_id=1156343&next_id=NEXTID
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: carlos on May 13, 2007, 11:34:39 AM
You won't find her on the streets.. She's a princess.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on May 13, 2007, 11:45:53 AM
You won't find her on the streets.. She's a princess.

Beautiful cat.

I'm a cat fan  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on May 13, 2007, 11:51:55 AM
My fave artist:

(http://japan.helnwein.com/stc/ghpicts/gh1559.jpg)

(http://www.songsouponsea.com/Promenade/Cloister.jpg)

(http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2001/spirit/large/02.jpg)

(http://www.southern.net/wm/paint/auth/friedrich/friedrich.solitary-tree.jpg)

(http://www.southern.net/wm/paint/auth/friedrich/friedrich.morning.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f9/Caspar_David_Friedrich_023-2.jpg/460px-Caspar_David_Friedrich_023-2.jpg)

(http://www.linesandcolors.com/images/2006-06/friedrich_450.jpg)

...and of course...

(http://www.success.co.il/knowledge/images/Wanderer-above-the-Mists-Friedrich.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: carlos on May 13, 2007, 03:24:32 PM
Beautiful cat.

I'm a cat fan  :)

Are you?. So,go to http//absolutelycats.tripod.com, and you'll
have pictures of hundreds of the most beautiful cats you
ever saw.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on May 13, 2007, 03:45:34 PM
Are you?. So,go to http//absolutelycats.tripod.com, and you'll
have pictures of hundreds of the most beautiful cats you
ever saw.

Carlos - link excluded the : after HTTP - try CATS (http://absolutelycats.tripod.com/) for the website suggested -  ;) :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on May 13, 2007, 03:53:26 PM
When my cat, Gourmet 12 years tabby, shuffles off his mortal coil [can't see it happening any time soon] I will get one of these:

(http://absolutelycats.tripod.com/ZBengalFarup.jpg)

Thanks for the link. I've seen the site before but not for a while so its nice to revisit. :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: carlos on May 15, 2007, 06:00:15 AM
I present to you great Sarah Bernhard, on a fine
roll:
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: orbital on May 15, 2007, 06:32:25 AM
This website is very strict about direct linking to images, but here (these are not photoshopped)

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1169903&WxsIERv=Obrvat%20747-406&Wm=0&WdsYXMg=XYZ%20-%20Eblny%20Qhgpu%20Nveyvarf&QtODMg=Cuvyvcfohet%20%2F%20Fg.%20Znnegra%20-%20Cevaprff%20Whyvnan%20%28FKZ%20%2F%20GAPZ%29&ERDLTkt=Argureynaqf%20Nagvyyrf&ktODMp=Wnahnel%2021%2C%202007&BP=0&WNEb25u=Nyqb%20Ovqvav&xsIERvdWdsY=CU-OSN&MgTUQtODMgKE=&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=73489&NEb25uZWxs=2007-02-03%2000%3A13%3A45&ODJ9dvCE=&O89Dcjdg=23999%2F725&static=yes&width=1200&height=832&sok=JURER%20%20%28%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173017%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173016%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173015%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173014%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173010%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173009%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173008%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173007%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173006%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271173005%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271169904%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271169903%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271169902%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271169901%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271169900%27%29%20%20beqre%20ol%20&photo_nr=72&prev_id=1169904&next_id=1169902

I don't know, this one definitely looks like tampered with to me. Look at the woman holding the baby -walking near the water, and the man in blue shirt/shorts. That's some weird perspective  ::)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Maciek on May 15, 2007, 12:02:50 PM
My fave artist:

Remember to post those on the art that is good (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,43.0.html) thread!

Maciek
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: oyasumi on May 15, 2007, 06:00:19 PM
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/4228/hollywoodsign2yz5.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on May 15, 2007, 07:08:33 PM
I don't know, this one definitely looks like tampered with to me. Look at the woman holding the baby -walking near the water, and the man in blue shirt/shorts. That's some weird perspective  ::)

Go to SXM sometime and then come back and tell me they've been tampered.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on May 16, 2007, 10:08:21 PM
um....
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on May 17, 2007, 12:52:52 AM
Poor girls, they are in need of help and comfort! Ripped clothes, no undergarments, propably undernourished aswell!  And then that cheap plastic wig the left one is wearing ! The pink stockings that don't match....They need more than a total make-over! ;D

this is what they need!
Thermal underwear is becoming increasingly popular as comfort makes a fashion comeback in the 21st century. What's more, thermal underwear is, quite frankly, the new sexy. And it's not only because goose bumps are not terribly attractive. Thermal underwear is a surprise and a promise, like long skirts, gloves, head scarves, thigh-high boots and a diamond ring in a small unprepossessing box. Thermal underwear is warm and cuddly, soft to the touch, sensually teasing. Today's thermal underwear is beautifully constructed from top-quality materials that allow your skin to breath while keeping you warm so you can get on with your day and not worry about the weather.

(http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/images/us/local/products/detail/f05479_dt.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scriptavolant on June 20, 2007, 04:26:50 PM
(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/7206/tommy3dh7.th.jpg)(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/1731/trillo1qf0.th.jpg)
(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/198/titty1wr0.th.jpg)(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/6106/io23sf6.th.jpg)

That's me with my second family (from the up left): Tommy, Trillo, Titty, Me.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: маразм1 on November 18, 2007, 03:20:12 PM
staircase
(c)Vishhh
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: маразм1 on November 18, 2007, 03:20:52 PM
walkway above ground
(c)Vishhh
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on November 18, 2007, 07:14:43 PM
There should be way more image spam in here, it should be pure 56k death... Pretty things:

(Edit: BTW, this was also an experiment to see if I could negate the resizing timeout thing caused when more than 6 images are uploaded, and it worked)

(http://www.yourlost.com/imguploads/0200714095800zj7.jpg)
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(http://www.yourlost.com/imguploads/800pxbellepoulenapoleonis1.jpg)
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(http://www.yourlost.com/imguploads/varningklamrisknn0.jpg)
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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on November 18, 2007, 07:35:52 PM
(http://www.yourlost.com/imguploads/indexpkkhptv9.jpg)

What is this?  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on November 18, 2007, 07:38:28 PM
(http://www.yourlost.com/imguploads/indexpkkhptv9.jpg)

What is this?  :D

Honestly not sure, I saw it on GMG ages ago and thought it was wonderful enough to save to hd. Not sure who posted it, though :(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on November 18, 2007, 07:45:34 PM
Honestly not sure, I saw it on GMG ages ago and thought it was wonderful enough to save to hd. Not sure who posted it, though :(

BTW, that one with the mouse having sex with the other mouse in the mousetrap is some funny shit.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lady Chatterley on November 18, 2007, 10:07:11 PM
Honestly not sure, I saw it on GMG ages ago and thought it was wonderful enough to save to hd. Not sure who posted it, though :(
All these pics,very interesting,thanks.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on November 19, 2007, 07:01:58 AM
wow, that's a lot of pictures, Lethe....
my favorite is probably the bull charging at the guys on the tower
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: sidoze on December 07, 2007, 02:01:21 AM
saw this on the BBC news site, a picture of Budapest Keleti station. Straight out of some cold war spy film/novel huh?

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44283000/jpg/_44283929_budapest_416.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on January 19, 2008, 01:25:54 AM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/haphillips/TexasCheese.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Novi on January 19, 2008, 07:37:13 AM
(http://www.baywideweb.com/content/images/NotNowKid.jpg)

             Not now, kid!!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on January 19, 2008, 08:35:26 AM
(http://www.baywideweb.com/content/images/NotNowKid.jpg)

             Not now, kid!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on January 19, 2008, 10:26:19 AM
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/6758/hourlz4.jpg) (http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/6758/hourlz4.jpg)

I love adverts like this. I almost want to click to see what elaborate bullshit they spin to justify the claim, but my PC would no doubt be crippled by viruses the moment I load it. I have a fantasy that one of these adverts will just lead to a webpage that simply says "How? I'm the president of GlaxoSmithKline"...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on January 19, 2008, 10:33:32 AM
The more the western world preaches abandonment in an ugly, lemming like political correctness way, the more I like this Sibelius picture. So sardonic, haha ... "stop whining about africa, just pass me a cigar",,,, :)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Jean_Sibelius_1939.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 20, 2008, 08:24:16 AM
One of my favorite views, I've seen it a hundred times but finally had the wit to take a picture the other night. A storm had just passed through and was now to the east, and the sun was going down behind me. From my front porch:

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa159/Gurn_Blanston/Infrontofthesunsetresize.jpg)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: uffeviking on January 20, 2008, 03:22:19 PM
Outstanding beautiful view! May I hang around your front porch a bit longer? I'll be quiet, just want to enjoy looking at your reforestation project. They are about two feet high, or are those green things weeds you did not pull?  ???
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 20, 2008, 05:15:09 PM
Outstanding beautiful view! May I hang around your front porch a bit longer? I'll be quiet, just want to enjoy looking at your reforestation project. They are about two feet high, or are those green things weeds you did not pull?  ???

Thanks, Uffe. Yes, those are the pines that have survived the first year. They have got between 20 + 30" tall by now, but even the ones that haven't grown so much look very sturdy. A year ago they were so small that I stepped on some by mistake...  ::)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on January 21, 2008, 08:04:08 AM
A couple of weeks ago, I went to the (new) Museum for photography in Rotterdam.

Excellent exhibition on Italian "Neo realismo"! Some fairly well known names, several examples of superb "amateur" work.

The show made me very nostalgic and sad (even if most photographs were not!) , but in a subtle way I was reminded of how fast "tempus fugit"....Time does fly - let's be happy with these black&white relics.


I found only one example on the Net.

 I'll call her Sofia or Gina...or Silvana...

(http://www.fotomaf.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/neorealismo.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Bogey on January 21, 2008, 09:21:27 AM
One of my favorite views, I've seen it a hundred times but finally had the wit to take a picture the other night. A storm had just passed through and was now to the east, and the sun was going down behind me. From my front porch:

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa159/Gurn_Blanston/Infrontofthesunsetresize.jpg)

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What kind of wildlife have you seen out your door Gurn?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 10:37:14 AM
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What kind of wildlife have you seen out your door Gurn?

Actually, an amazing amount, Bill. Bobcats (even a puma once!) and coyotes, raccoons, all sorts of small mammals (like skunks! Ewww!). And deer. Hundreds of them. Also an amazing number and variety of birds. They come here to overwinter. So at this time of year, there will be flocks of hundreds of robins, gold finches, cardinals, bluebirds etc. etc. And several different kinds of hawks and owls. The forested part of East Texas, which this is the center of, is one of the best parts of North America for observing critters of all kinds. :)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on January 21, 2008, 12:32:40 PM
Gurn, your land is my ideal!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 01:24:11 PM
Gurn, your land is my ideal!

Thanks, Corey. Mine too! :D

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brewski on January 21, 2008, 01:27:36 PM
Fantastic photo, Prof. Blanston!  :o  And the variety of wildlife only enhances it...although with all those deer, birds and everything else, nighttime must be quite a high-traffic zone around your house.  ;D

--Bruce
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 02:56:51 PM
Fantastic photo, Prof. Blanston!  :o  And the variety of wildlife only enhances it...although with all those deer, birds and everything else, nighttime must be quite a high-traffic zone around your house.  ;D

--Bruce

Well, here's a bit of wildlife. Not as nice a day, but I guess they thought so. :)

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa159/Gurn_Blanston/PanoramaDeer.jpg)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brewski on January 21, 2008, 03:03:20 PM
Amazing.  They must like listening to HIP recordings while grazing...

--Bruce
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Bogey on January 21, 2008, 03:06:30 PM
Well, here's a bit of wildlife. Not as nice a day, but I guess they thought so. :)

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa159/Gurn_Blanston/PanoramaDeer.jpg)

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Very nice.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 03:10:30 PM
Very nice.

As long as they aren't eating your garden (and grapes and fruit trees and... :( )  :)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on January 21, 2008, 03:16:58 PM
The more the western world preaches abandonment in an ugly, lemming like political correctness way, the more I like this Sibelius picture. So sardonic, haha ... "stop whining about africa, just pass me a cigar",,,, :)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Jean_Sibelius_1939.jpg)
Peter Boyle would have made a good Sibelius, if his life had been made into a movie.

(http://jimcalabrese.com/images/Monster.jpg)

Here Jean Sibelius seduces a young Swedish dame.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: 12tone. on January 21, 2008, 04:57:38 PM
Gurn:

Aren't those 'golden trees against dark gray clouds' the best!  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 05:09:52 PM
Gurn:

Aren't those 'golden trees against dark gray clouds' the best!  ;D

Yes indeed, I think they are lovely in winter. The foliage turns colors like in the north, but many of them don't lose most of their leaves until the new ones come on in spring. So in the sunshine, they stay colored all winter long. :)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: 12tone. on January 21, 2008, 05:11:26 PM
Yes indeed, I think they are lovely in winter. The foliage turns colors like in the north, but many of them don't lose most of their leaves until the new ones come on in spring. So in the sunshine, they stay colored all winter long. :)

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Where are you again?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 05:13:39 PM
Where are you again?

The far eastern part of Texas. About 150 miles due north of Houston. :)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: 12tone. on January 21, 2008, 05:15:49 PM
The far eastern part of Texas. About 150 miles due north of Houston. :)

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Cool.  Very nice down there.  What you have there is very similar to our 'Prairie' provinces:  Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Very beautiful flat lands.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 05:21:47 PM
Cool.  Very nice down there.  What you have there is very similar to our 'Prairie' provinces:  Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Very beautiful flat lands.

Rolling hills here, actually, although the camera tends to flatten them out. Being from Vermont originally, I would have thought it was flat here too, except I have seen REAL flatlands, like along the Mississippi River. Unbelievable, if you've never seen them. Your prairies ARE lovely, especially when you get close to the Rockies. I've been back and forth from Vancouver to Montreal a couple of times. One of the most beautiful drives ever. But damn, it's cold, even in the summer!  :o  :)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: 12tone. on January 21, 2008, 05:31:46 PM
Cold in the summer?  What are you talking about?  It gets up to 25 Celsius...maybe 30  :o  Which is what?  77 - 86 Fahrenheit.  Wouldn't want any hotter than that  :o
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 05:35:59 PM
Cold in the summer?  What are you talking about?  It gets up to 25 Celsius...maybe 30  :o  Which is what?  77 - 86 Fahrenheit.  Wouldn't want any hotter than that  :o

I guess that's a nice overnight temp... ;D  (we do 35 - 37° here rather routinely). I spent a week traveling through western Montana, sleeping in a tent. It was late July, and at night it got down to almost freezing. And this wasn't in the mountains either. Maybe it was a fluke, but the memory lingers. :)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on January 21, 2008, 05:42:14 PM
The far eastern part of Texas. About 150 miles due north of Houston. :)

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I dwell in Houston.  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: 12tone. on January 21, 2008, 05:48:16 PM
I guess that's a nice overnight temp... ;D  (we do 35 - 37° here rather routinely). I spent a week traveling through western Montana, sleeping in a tent. It was late July, and at night it got down to almost freezing. And this wasn't in the mountains either. Maybe it was a fluke, but the memory lingers. :)

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Yeah, down in Texas I bet it gets warm  :(  Too warm for me. 

Here's some 'cool down' photos for you!  :D


A winter festival in I think Manitoba:

(http://www.thefamilytravelfiles.com/ezine/articles/images/41024FduV.jpg)


Careful!

(http://www.ec.gc.ca/EnviroZine/images/Issue60/Winnipeg_l.jpg)


Super bass!

(http://image32.webshots.com/33/4/28/89/274642889duorrx_ph.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 05:53:58 PM
I dwell in Houston.  :)

Cool! Nice place (for a city). I came here from Dallas. Also a nice place (for a city). Nacogdoches doesn't have a symphony or an opera, so you have the advantage of me. :)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 05:56:01 PM
Yeah, down in Texas I bet it gets warm  :(  Too warm for me. 

Here's some 'cool down' photos for you!  :D


A winter festival in I think Manitoba:

(http://www.thefamilytravelfiles.com/ezine/articles/images/41024FduV.jpg)


Careful!

(http://www.ec.gc.ca/EnviroZine/images/Issue60/Winnipeg_l.jpg)


Super bass!

(http://image32.webshots.com/33/4/28/89/274642889duorrx_ph.jpg)

That Manitoba pictures brings back memories. We used to have an ice sculpture festival every winter in Vermont. Always a favorite thing to do. :)

The whiteout brings back memories too. Like, why I left Vermont... ;)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on January 21, 2008, 06:58:45 PM
Cool! Nice place (for a city). I came here from Dallas. Also a nice place (for a city). Nacogdoches doesn't have a symphony or an opera, so you have the advantage of me. :)

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Houston hardly has a symphony. I don't really visit it much - just missed Eine Alpensinfonie this weekend - because I have never been to a HSO performance that I thought was all that good. They do not play with much conviction or intensity; the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra may not technically be a finer ensemble but they have more guts and energy and passion. Heck, for that matter, Rice University's student orchestra has all those things in spades. We have the best orchestra in Houston right on campus! :) Coming up next month - symphonies by Barber (No 1) and Rachmaninov (No 2).  8)

Of course, the Houston Grand Opera is amazing.  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: 12tone. on January 21, 2008, 07:03:45 PM
OP!!! OP!!! GURN!!!  IT'S CRACKDOWN TIME!!!!



BANNED!11
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 07:12:58 PM
Houston hardly has a symphony. I don't really visit it much - just missed Eine Alpensinfonie this weekend - because I have never been to a HSO performance that I thought was all that good. They do not play with much conviction or intensity; the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra may not technically be a finer ensemble but they have more guts and energy and passion. Heck, for that matter, Rice University's student orchestra has all those things in spades. We have the best orchestra in Houston right on campus! :) Coming up next month - symphonies by Barber (No 1) and Rachmaninov (No 2).  8)

Of course, the Houston Grand Opera is amazing.  :D

Pity, at one time it was well-regarded, or so I heard. But being a student is great for you, students I know have the best choices of live music.

Yes, I've heard that. Some day, the stars will be fortuitous, and me and Figaro will get together there. :D

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 07:14:23 PM
OP!!! OP!!! GURN!!!  IT'S CRACKDOWN TIME!!!!



BANNED!11

I don't know, those are some very fine pictures. You have to admit, the man has taste... It's Art! :)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on January 21, 2008, 07:16:54 PM
Pity, at one time it was well-regarded, or so I heard. But being a student is great for you, students I know have the best choices of live music.

Yes, I've heard that. Some day, the stars will be fortuitous, and me and Figaro will get together there. :D

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The HSO is still well-regarded ... just not by those of us who go to the Rice concerts for free.  ;D

Hey, starting this weekend the HGO is putting on Die Zauberflote. I will be going twice!  :o


And by the way, that girl's hair is, uh, well-arranged. Or not.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 07:19:06 PM
The HSO is still well-regarded ... just not by those of us who go to the Rice concerts for free.  ;D

Hey, starting this weekend the HGO is putting on Die Zauberflote. I will be going twice!  :o


And by the way, that girl's hair is, uh, well-arranged. Or not.  ;D

Ah, I see your POV now. :)

Drat, too late to make plans  :(

It's nearly perfectly arranged, IMO. ;)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on January 21, 2008, 07:29:29 PM


Drat, too late to make plans  :(

Oh no, it runs into February. Specifically January 25, 27, February 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 21, 2008, 07:39:04 PM
Oh no, it runs into February. Specifically January 25, 27, February 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.  :)

Ah, that's different. Thanks for the info, I'll see what I can do with it. :)

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on January 22, 2008, 09:59:38 AM
It's not an interesting picture, but an interesting statement that would be a shame not to share. From Wikipedia:

"Antônio Carlos Gomes (July 11, 1836 — September 16, 1896) is one of the most distinguished nineteenth century classical composers"

It's just... profoundly left-field on a level I've never before encountered.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on January 22, 2008, 10:08:51 AM
It's not an interesting picture, but an interesting statement that would be a shame not to share. From Wikipedia:

"Antônio Carlos Gomes (July 11, 1836 — September 16, 1896) is one of the most distinguished nineteenth century classical composers"

It's just... profoundly left-field on a level I've never before encountered.

Perhaps they were referring to his garments?

(http://www.marcusgarvey.com/nimages/495.bmp)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on January 22, 2008, 10:19:13 AM
;D In older life, be began to resemble Richard Pryor...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d7/Carlos_Gomes_%28fototipia%29.jpg/200px-Carlos_Gomes_%28fototipia%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on January 22, 2008, 10:25:09 AM
;D In older life, be began to resemble Richard Pryor...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d7/Carlos_Gomes_%28fototipia%29.jpg/200px-Carlos_Gomes_%28fototipia%29.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: paulb on January 24, 2008, 08:02:41 AM
so i brought up the GMG page and this lovely art work appeared.
anyone know the artist?


what i like about the painting is this was from  pre-implant era ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: paulb on January 24, 2008, 03:19:02 PM
so can anyone take a  guess at the artist.
Matisse?

EDIT
found it in LESS THAN 5 minutes!!

Modigliano!

http://www.canvaz.com/gallery/211.htm
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: orbital on January 24, 2008, 03:22:46 PM
Modigliani. Except the painting is tilted here. It is called Reclining Nude



edit: you already got it  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on January 24, 2008, 04:10:36 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9e/Otto_Klemperer.jpg/360px-Otto_Klemperer.jpg)(http://images.alice.it/sg/foto/gallery_mno/foto_dautore/m_p/helmut_newton/Helmut_Newton/41adfc8bb696e_big.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on March 21, 2008, 11:38:51 PM
Apoclolypse now...

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee170/Emperorrobbo/Roflcopter.gif)

Edit:

Oh, and interestingly this showed at the top of the page in the religion thread:

(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/5641/image1rb6.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on March 22, 2008, 06:31:09 AM
Check out the pseudo-Blade Runner font. That guy's a replicant.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: sidoze on March 22, 2008, 06:52:45 AM


(http://www.fotomaf.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/neorealismo.jpg)

love this photo -- the large version is hilarious. Along with two or three others there's a copy of it at an Italian cafe which I drink espresso at every day. The face of the guy on the scooter is priceless
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 22, 2008, 01:54:42 PM
(http://www.netzwelt.de/gallery/picture/happy-tree-friends/htf4.jpg)

(http://www.netzwelt.de/gallery/picture/happy-tree-friends/htf3.jpg)

(http://www.blog-city.info/en/img4/4847_20060507-happy-tree-friends.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Saul on March 23, 2008, 11:34:34 AM
(http://www.fun4everybody.com/images/funny.jpg)

(http://www.myspacedev.com/img/funny/funny0153.jpg)

(http://www.berro.com/_funny/funny_dog_man_doctored_picture.jpg)

(http://www.tvgerthe.de/projects/tvgerthe/media/funny_basketball.jpg)

(http://unnsjull.weblogg.no/images/funny_sad_baby_1174469067.jpg)

(http://www.gibbleguts.com/cartoons/gibtoon.gif)

(http://listverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/funny-sign1-tm.jpg)

(http://www.innocentenglish.com/cute-animals/funny-animal-pics/funny-polar-bear-pic-img121.jpg)

(http://www.funnyhub.com/pictures/img/funny-bar-signs.jpg)

(http://www.aacc.net/email/images/funny_bike.jpg)

(http://www.visualjokes.com/funny/funny%20pictures%20bigjack.jpg)

(http://l.yimg.com/www.flickr.com/images/spaceball.gif)

(http://l.yimg.com/www.flickr.com/images/spaceball.gif)

(http://l.yimg.com/www.flickr.com/images/spaceball.gif)

(http://l.yimg.com/www.flickr.com/images/spaceball.gif)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/47/128735617_fc25fddcf4_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Ephemerid on March 23, 2008, 01:38:09 PM
(http://goodnesstruthandbeauty.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/gypsy.jpg)
Henri Rousseau

(http://www.vmfa.museum/collections/85_438.jpg)
Marc Rothko

(http://www.accountabilityutah.org/IssuesAlerts/LegAlerts/2006/tiananmen-square-tanks.jpg)


Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Bogey on March 23, 2008, 07:06:55 PM
Early Star Trek publicity photos:

(http://www.trekcore.com/specials/rare/KirkSpockRand.jpg)

(http://www.trekcore.com/specials/rare/nimoy_spock05.jpg)

(http://www.uah.edu/~jim/spock3t.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on March 26, 2008, 11:46:15 AM
http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Barcelona/

A link to my photos in Photobucket.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Ephemerid on March 26, 2008, 12:08:13 PM
http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Barcelona/

A link to my photos in Photobucket.

Mike

Well, now I see where your new avatar came from!   ;D

I like these in particular:

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Barcelona/IMG_6797.jpg)

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Barcelona/IMG_6813.jpg)

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Barcelona/IMG_6814.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on March 26, 2008, 12:17:38 PM
Thanks, I think you can wander from album to album by clicking top left. I am just adding some Venice photos. There are some of Morocco....but not in the album marked Morocco. I am only just getting the hang of organising them. I managed to get some family birthday ones mxed up with Northern Cyprus!

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Ephemerid on March 26, 2008, 12:35:32 PM
Oooooh, particualrly nice ones, Mike:

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/IMG_5433.jpg)

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/IMG_6737.jpg)

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/IMG_5557.jpg)

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Venice/IMG_0450.jpg)

Some of these, however, make me sad & miss New Zealand, like this one that reminds me of the Avon River in Christchurch...  :'(  (Chch is often referred to as "the most English city outisde England")

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/IMG_0631.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on March 26, 2008, 12:42:14 PM
Thanks for the comments. That's good, I can see from what you have copied that folk can indeed scan round the different albums. That final photo is of a really beautiful village about 15 miles from where I live. I love that calm run of water. At some times of the year there are so many trout further upstream that you feel you could walk across them.

The orange one above is my window in the early morning with the blind down.

The Venice ones are just loading....rather a lot of them. I will get round to the Finland ones some time.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on March 26, 2008, 06:46:34 PM
Knight, keep at it and one day your photos might even approach the level of Saul's.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on March 26, 2008, 08:45:36 PM
I like to take similar photos, by the way  :D:

(http://photos-537.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v156/16/15/687686537/n687686537_269709_3846.jpg)

(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v215/16/15/687686537/n687686537_497304_2828.jpg)
(I quite like the way this one turned out.)

Others I've taken in the past I like:

(http://photos-537.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v154/16/15/687686537/n687686537_304113_4623.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1215/709781633_0e9815bd0a.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/52/114429081_1da9d5dc57.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/53/150791536_2b6372c23b.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/44/150420647_324bbd5027.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1050/1266786687_de05172778.jpg?v=0)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Saul on March 26, 2008, 11:30:47 PM
http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Barcelona/

A link to my photos in Photobucket.

Mike

Very nice photos , Mike.

By the way, is that you with the sunglasses?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on March 28, 2008, 09:09:15 AM
No, not me with the sunglasses, a friend who was also in Barcelona. I do make the odd very rare appearance. I have added a lot of Venice and Finland photos.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Saul on March 28, 2008, 09:15:22 AM
No, not me with the sunglasses, a friend who was also in Barcelona. I do make the odd very rare appearance. I have added a lot of Venice and Finland photos.

Mike

Ok, Cool...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 28, 2008, 12:28:06 PM

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1215/709781633_0e9815bd0a.jpg)

amazing how much libraries look alike........
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on March 28, 2008, 01:14:30 PM
amazing how much libraries look alike........

Hell yeah, that looks identical to my local one. *adds this to a list of things that Yeovil and Florida have in common...*
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 28, 2008, 01:42:20 PM
Hell yeah, that looks identical to my local one. *adds this to a list of things that Yeovil and Florida have in common...*
there was a list?


ah, well, i guess there is one now.....
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on March 28, 2008, 01:51:29 PM
there was a list?


ah, well, i guess there is one now.....

ATM it has two entries: contains humans; similar libraries. I am stuck now - the weather certainly doesn't bear comparison... :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 28, 2008, 02:01:13 PM
are there a lot of cranky old people and idiotic teenagers?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Keemun on March 28, 2008, 02:38:18 PM
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8559/mahler8th1916uspremiersrv2.jpg)

Mahler 8th - 1916 U.S. Premier - Stokowski/Philadephia Orchestra
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 29, 2008, 05:01:25 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on March 30, 2008, 06:04:59 AM
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2424/ironbutterflyhy9.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Saul on March 30, 2008, 10:16:04 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/69/182191565_0537107963_b.jpg
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brewski on March 30, 2008, 10:33:09 AM
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8559/mahler8th1916uspremiersrv2.jpg)

Mahler 8th - 1916 U.S. Premier - Stokowski/Philadephia Orchestra

This is a great photo--wow!--which I've never seen.  Many thanks for posting it.   8)

--Bruce
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Ephemerid on March 30, 2008, 10:36:35 AM
Here's a photo I just remembered of Henry Cowell I've always liked. 

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/b/b1/250px-Henry_Cowell_composing_1960s.jpg)

I love it that he accommodates the cat!  LOL
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on March 30, 2008, 10:43:00 AM
Here's a photo I just remembered of Henry Cowell I've always liked. 

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/b/b1/250px-Henry_Cowell_composing_1960s.jpg)

I love it that he accommodates the cat!  LOL


What is it with composers and cats?  ;D

(http://www.berkshirefinearts.com/images/upload/images/318_cw02.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on March 30, 2008, 10:57:08 AM
(http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/906/rvwcatui3.jpg)

What is it with composers and tabby cats...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 31, 2008, 05:52:36 AM
Tabby cats are obviously the best cats for cheesing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheesing), which is what composers use to get their best ideas.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Saul on March 31, 2008, 06:15:04 AM
Tabby cats are obviously the best cats for cheesing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheesing), which is what composers use to get their best ideas.

I don't know of any famous Swiss composers except for Bloch.. ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 31, 2008, 06:16:06 AM
I don't know of any famous Swiss composer except for Bloch.. ;)
oh, it's not that type of cheesing  ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on March 31, 2008, 12:04:05 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51414YN9CGL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/customer-reviews/0306804379/sr=8-1/qid=1205532258/ref=cm_rev_sort?customer-reviews.sort_by=-OverallRating&x=15&y=10&s=books&colid=&coliid)

"When I initially came across Wagner's Ring it was like a revelation"

"Accusations of anti-semitism make Wagner's Ring a sensitive area today,"

"What you get out of Wagner's Ring depends on what you put into it."

"I first approached Wagner's Ring years ago with some trepidation knowing that many had found it incredibly hard. Fingering between the sheets of this fine volume has however allowed me to ease myself in with hardly any resistance, and I am forever indebted to John DiGaetani for his book b rimming with handy hints and tips.

Much of the superfluous has been cleaned, with each enema and friend and familial connection detailed clearly."


"This has turned a seemingly bottomless of intricacy into the best thing that I've experienced aurally - often leaving me literally gaping."

"Penetrating Wagner's Ring is a wonderful way to spend many a lazy afternoon, or even the odd fun-filled weekend!"

"Initially I had a hard time getting into Wagner's ring, no matter how much I pushed myself, I just couldn't slip into it. However, I found that slowly, after repeated attempts, Wagner's ring loosened up and permitted me the access I'd been seeking.

Now, whenever I get lonely on cold winter nights I just dip into Wagner's ring. I don't think I've reached the bottom of it yet, but I'm getting close"


Maybe I'm just a pervert... but some of these must be intentional...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Ephemerid on March 31, 2008, 12:07:47 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51414YN9CGL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/customer-reviews/0306804379/sr=8-1/qid=1205532258/ref=cm_rev_sort?customer-reviews.sort_by=-OverallRating&x=15&y=10&s=books&colid=&coliid)

"When I initially came across Wagner's Ring it was like a revelation"

"Accusations of anti-semitism make Wagner's Ring a sensitive area today,"

"What you get out of Wagner's Ring depends on what you put into it."

"I first approached Wagner's Ring years ago with some trepidation knowing that many had found it incredibly hard. Fingering between the sheets of this fine volume has however allowed me to ease myself in with hardly any resistance, and I am forever indebted to John DiGaetani for his book b rimming with handy hints and tips.

Much of the superfluous has been cleaned, with each enema and friend and familial connection detailed clearly."


"This has turned a seemingly bottomless of intricacy into the best thing that I've experienced aurally - often leaving me literally gaping."

"Penetrating Wagner's Ring is a wonderful way to spend many a lazy afternoon, or even the odd fun-filled weekend!"

"Initially I had a hard time getting into Wagner's ring, no matter how much I pushed myself, I just couldn't slip into it. However, I found that slowly, after repeated attempts, Wagner's ring loosened up and permitted me the access I'd been seeking.

Now, whenever I get lonely on cold winter nights I just dip into Wagner's ring. I don't think I've reached the bottom of it yet, but I'm getting close"


Maybe I'm just a pervert... but some of these must be intentional...

 :D

That's not a freudian slip-- that's a freudian avalanche!!

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Ephemerid on March 31, 2008, 12:11:38 PM
(http://www.bluedottheatre.com/images/pale_blue_dot.jpg)

Inside that uppermost beam of light is the earth.  From a Voyager 1 photo taken some 4 billion miles away.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on March 31, 2008, 01:13:38 PM
I don't know of any famous Swiss composers except for Bloch.. ;)

Honegger and Frank Martin, but neither were Jewish AFAIK.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on March 31, 2008, 01:14:39 PM
Inside that uppermost beam of light is the earth.  From a Voyager 1 photo taken some 4 billion miles away.

When was this taken?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Ephemerid on March 31, 2008, 01:20:36 PM
When was this taken?

1990.

Here's some info on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brewski on March 31, 2008, 01:25:35 PM
Thanks, that's a nice Wiki entry.  I hadn't seen Sagan's speech mentioning the "pale blue dot," and it's quite moving.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 31, 2008, 02:57:29 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51414YN9CGL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/customer-reviews/0306804379/sr=8-1/qid=1205532258/ref=cm_rev_sort?customer-reviews.sort_by=-OverallRating&x=15&y=10&s=books&colid=&coliid)

"When I initially came across Wagner's Ring it was like a revelation"

"Accusations of anti-semitism make Wagner's Ring a sensitive area today,"

"What you get out of Wagner's Ring depends on what you put into it."

"I first approached Wagner's Ring years ago with some trepidation knowing that many had found it incredibly hard. Fingering between the sheets of this fine volume has however allowed me to ease myself in with hardly any resistance, and I am forever indebted to John DiGaetani for his book b rimming with handy hints and tips.

Much of the superfluous has been cleaned, with each enema and friend and familial connection detailed clearly."


"This has turned a seemingly bottomless of intricacy into the best thing that I've experienced aurally - often leaving me literally gaping."

"Penetrating Wagner's Ring is a wonderful way to spend many a lazy afternoon, or even the odd fun-filled weekend!"

"Initially I had a hard time getting into Wagner's ring, no matter how much I pushed myself, I just couldn't slip into it. However, I found that slowly, after repeated attempts, Wagner's ring loosened up and permitted me the access I'd been seeking.

Now, whenever I get lonely on cold winter nights I just dip into Wagner's ring. I don't think I've reached the bottom of it yet, but I'm getting close"


Maybe I'm just a pervert... but some of these must be intentional...
:-X
 :-X
 :-X
 :)
 :)
 :)
 :)
 :D
 :D
 :D
 :D
 ;D
 ;D
 ;D
 ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on April 05, 2008, 03:21:31 PM
(http://www.bluedottheatre.com/images/pale_blue_dot.jpg)

Inside that uppermost beam of light is the earth.  From a Voyager 1 photo taken some 4 billion miles away.



Very cool photo, thanks!!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on April 29, 2008, 01:38:09 AM
Found a parody of the recent blurry cat problems on RS:

(http://reprobate.se/pics/rapidshare_riemann.jpg) (http://reprobate.se/pics/rapidshare_riemann.jpg)

Edit: grr, click for non horribly scaled version.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Henk on April 30, 2008, 11:20:37 AM
See below. I made these pictures with my Canon Exilim 1080.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Henk on April 30, 2008, 11:21:34 AM
Some more:
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on April 30, 2008, 11:21:41 AM
Found a parody of the recent blurry cat problems on RS:

(http://reprobate.se/pics/rapidshare_riemann.jpg) (http://reprobate.se/pics/rapidshare_riemann.jpg)

Edit: grr, click for non horribly scaled version.
Genius!!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Henk on April 30, 2008, 11:22:39 AM
Some more:
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on April 30, 2008, 11:26:20 AM
Some more:
Where are those pics from?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Henk on April 30, 2008, 11:27:37 AM
Where are those pics from?

Peru.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 02, 2008, 03:04:54 AM
(http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/7259/shin012812055367075159zh2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on May 02, 2008, 06:14:35 AM
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 10, 2008, 02:05:09 AM
(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/9902/frosting2ha2.jpg)

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/5988/cakeqm3.jpg)

(http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/5404/cleancarfailfy4.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on May 10, 2008, 03:18:05 AM


(http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/5404/cleancarfailfy4.jpg)

 ;D

Took me a minute!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on May 10, 2008, 03:36:32 AM
They didn't even spell "underneath" right. :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 12, 2008, 09:11:02 PM
I am lame... I like pretty pictures :P

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1746/lalalasx9.jpg) (http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1746/lalalasx9.jpg)

Click for non-scaled down version, etc.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on May 18, 2008, 06:42:06 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/France_100yearsago.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 19, 2008, 04:19:03 AM
Ahh that is neat. I wonder why they resurfaced, obscuring the detail from the arch.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Bunny on May 19, 2008, 10:36:03 AM
Ahh that is neat. I wonder why they resurfaced, obscuring the detail from the arch.

Paris  Local law 11 -- no doubt. 8)


*NYC Local Law 11 directs the periodic inspection and necessary repair of masonry on the facades of buildings in order to prevent random pieces of brick from falling and killing people in the street.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 19, 2008, 11:39:32 AM
Some more high art:

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/305/cyclezo7.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on May 19, 2008, 11:48:07 AM
Some more high art:

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/305/cyclezo7.gif)

The "No U!" Fibonacci series. :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 19, 2008, 11:50:52 AM
The "No U!" Fibonacci series. :D

You know too much! :'(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on May 19, 2008, 12:02:55 PM
You know too much! :'(

No u! :D

I can't help but think dumb things like Encyclopedia Dramatica and certain internet memes are funny. It's my guilty pleasure.  :-[ It seems like most of my life has been an attempt to reconcile the ridiculous and the sublime. Do you know anyone who reads Proust and laughs at 4chan? (If so, give me their phone number!  >:D)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 19, 2008, 12:34:10 PM
It seems like most of my life has been an attempt to reconcile the ridiculous and the sublime.

Indeedie, earlier I was watching a police chase show on mute (only John Bunnell does good voiceovers, the rest suck) with a Mozart SQ playing - it seemed the only solution - the ultra cheap numetal soundtrack was driving me nuts :-\ I somehow doubt that Mozart came out with much dignity from that experience.

I just ran into this section btw ;D Les Six (http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Les_Six#Not_Les_Six).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: 12tone. on May 19, 2008, 04:24:25 PM
Some fails here:


(http://forum.alsacreations.com/upload/2043-fail-camera.jpg)
(http://thecraptastics.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/fail.jpg)
(http://www.248am.com/images/fail.jpg)
(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/8867/shipoffailcl4.jpg)
(http://regmedia.co.uk/2007/12/19/fail_ship.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on May 24, 2008, 06:28:24 PM
http://www.ibeatyou.com./competition/776ef5/coolest-picture

"Volcano Lightning Storm" and "Afraid of Heights?"...... like pictures out of a dream!  :o
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: 12tone. on May 24, 2008, 07:30:55 PM
Somehow there's something funny about this...whether classically oriented (labels?) or not....


(http://www.severeweblint.org/mslevine/cd.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: jfmac on May 25, 2008, 05:37:49 AM
I am lame... I like pretty pictures :P

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1746/lalalasx9.jpg) (http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1746/lalalasx9.jpg)

Click for non-scaled down version, etc.

What is that?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 25, 2008, 06:06:27 AM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2215/2193019018_d11ec12f0e.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2337/2498180603_f6fec70596.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on May 25, 2008, 06:44:52 AM
What is that?

Obviously it's a giant chrome snake coiling across a Black Forest village.

Actually I'd like to know too.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 25, 2008, 08:14:52 AM
What is that?

A football stadium: it can apparently do neat things like light up in different colours - info here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allianz_Arena).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Anne on May 25, 2008, 10:02:12 AM
Atlas tire commercial
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 27, 2008, 05:43:10 AM
(http://www.badastronomy.com/pix/bablog/2008/hirise_phoenix_chute.jpg)

This also happens to be Phil Plait's favourite picture ever (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2008/05/26/best-image-ever/).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on May 27, 2008, 09:35:45 AM
OK, I was very puzzled until I went onto the site.

"That is exactly what you think it is: Phoenix descending to the Martian surface underneath its parachute. This incredible shot was taken by the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. You can easily see the ‘chute, the lander (still in its shell) and even the tether lines!

Think on this, and think on it carefully: you are seeing a manmade object falling gracefully and with intent to the surface of an alien world, as seen by another manmade object already circling that world, both of them acting robotically, and both of them hundreds of million of kilometers away."

I like the opening words.......I would have sat for a year and not guessed the photo to be anything like what it turned out to be about.

Even taking account of what it is, and remarkable as it is, it would not come into my top 100 images.

Mike

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: btpaul674 on May 27, 2008, 10:17:18 AM
What is that?

Well well that would be the great Allianz Arena in Germany, home of FC Bayern Munich. The greatest of all German teams. 21 Bundesliga titles, 4 Champions League Titles.

Die Roten!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: маразм1 on May 28, 2008, 05:22:33 AM
Drinking beer early in the morning...clowns!! ughhh
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 07, 2008, 03:35:56 AM
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7213/45183800td7.jpg)

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6873/22928997je6.jpg)

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/4758/22065765rw5.jpg)

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9316/54880682bz0.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on June 08, 2008, 05:47:32 PM
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p44/aboyandhisnigga/bike-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on June 08, 2008, 06:32:20 PM
I can't help but think dumb things like Encyclopedia Dramatica and certain internet memes are funny. It's my guilty pleasure.  :-[ It seems like most of my life has been an attempt to reconcile the ridiculous and the sublime. Do you know anyone who reads Proust and laughs at 4chan? (If so, give me their phone number!  >:D)

I know at least one person who fits that description, two if you count my own intent to reserve some time for Proust; pun intended.

Although I'm really a new[censored] - I only bump into ED every once in a few months, spend a few hours giggling at it and resume my prior occupation. Thankfully, I have yet to indulge on 4chan itself, much to the benefit of my sanity*.


*And unlike said friend of mine, who fully fits your description/criteria. :D


Re memes, I've always had a fondness for this iteration of the negation of Vader's well-known mistranslated cry of anguish (DO NOT WANT):

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/do-want.jpg)




But a picture that recently made me actually smile, and make a copy, was this one:

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44669000/jpg/_44669204_birthdayboy_pa466_300.jpg)


It's a gorilla in a Leicestershire zoo celebrating his 45th birthday, and it could well have been a human by his look. I understand that ape.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 14, 2008, 03:03:46 PM
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p44/aboyandhisnigga/bike-1.jpg)

I can't believe I missed that - only saw it when I went to bump the thread :( I approve of compact cameras, they allow me to see wonderful things such as that :X

(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/7286/wfewgqweghm7.jpg) (http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/7286/wfewgqweghm7.jpg)

I would play "guess where this is", but it's too easy to Google. Great photo, though. (Edit: click for non-scaled, etc)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Papy Oli on June 15, 2008, 01:13:35 AM
I would play "guess where this is", but it's too easy to Google. Great photo, though. (Edit: click for non-scaled, etc)

Same place  ;)

(http://papyUK.smugmug.com/photos/109800493_ftqL8-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 16, 2008, 06:53:05 AM
Same place  ;)

 0:)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: scarpia on June 16, 2008, 09:08:13 AM
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p44/aboyandhisnigga/bike-1.jpg)

Hard to understand why you would "like" a picture of a man dying on the highway.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: маразм1 on June 16, 2008, 09:28:06 AM
I call this painting "Saul in 20 years"
(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v49/169/47/16310312/n16310312_31051920_3058.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Papy Oli on June 16, 2008, 09:29:03 AM
0:)

 ;D

A few more there : http://papyuk.smugmug.com/gallery/2031409_84P8Y#P-2-12 (http://papyuk.smugmug.com/gallery/2031409_84P8Y#P-2-12)

Shameless plug , i know  >:D 0:)


Edit/PS : which church is it in your avatar, Sara ?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 16, 2008, 09:30:24 AM
Hard to understand why you would "like" a picture of a man dying on the highway.

You can't understand everything :-*
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on June 16, 2008, 09:35:08 AM
Hard to understand why you would "like" a picture of a man dying on the highway.


The absurdity of the scene; a particular brand of black humour.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 16, 2008, 09:39:13 AM
Edit/PS : which church is it in your avatar, Sara ?

Liverpool Anglican, although it was not taken by me (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Liverpool_Anglican_Cathedral_-_Interior_belltower.jpg). The only visited one we have in common (at least from the ones you have photographed) is one of the less likely ones - Amiens.

Some of those snaps are very good - well worth adding to Wikipedia if you're not bothered about retaining copyright.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: scarpia on June 16, 2008, 09:41:06 AM
You can't understand everything :-*

Maybe a nice shot of Mrs. Alvarez weeping over her son's crushed body would be amusing.   :o

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on June 16, 2008, 10:57:09 AM
I call this painting "Saul in 20 years"
(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v49/169/47/16310312/n16310312_31051920_3058.jpg)
:D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on June 16, 2008, 11:34:49 AM
Maybe a nice shot of Mrs. Alvarez weeping over her son's crushed body would be amusing.   :o



Hey you! Get outta here! *waves hands frantically*
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on June 17, 2008, 11:56:13 AM
(http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/9/97/Accordionschool.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on June 19, 2008, 12:31:54 PM
PANDA BABIES! - 7 pairs are twins!  ;D

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/316174952_LhGmb-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on June 27, 2008, 01:36:16 PM
(http://images.supersport.co.za/WomanDriver.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on June 27, 2008, 01:38:31 PM

I would play "guess where this is", but it's too easy to Google. Great photo, though. (Edit: click for non-scaled, etc)

maybe if you're intelligent. where is it?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 27, 2008, 02:18:22 PM
Sometimes it feels that people can be too stupid to live:

(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7681/azooglebs1.jpg)

maybe if you're intelligent. where is it?

Ely (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ely_Cathedral) - similar in stature to Richard Strauss, probably the greatest second rate cathedral in England :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on June 27, 2008, 02:22:40 PM
Sometimes it feels that people can be too stupid to live:

(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7681/azooglebs1.jpg)

You notice there's no reflection of the check on the Hummer?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on June 27, 2008, 02:28:27 PM
What kind of idiot wears sandals with khakis?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: M forever on June 27, 2008, 02:50:41 PM
(http://papyUK.smugmug.com/photos/109800493_ftqL8-M.jpg)

How did you get a picture of Harry's bathroom?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 27, 2008, 02:51:54 PM
You notice there's no reflection of the check on the Hummer?

Even without that, it's an unbelievably obvious shop. It's sad to imagine how many losers will be duped into doing whatever this company says will make them fictional $500,000 cheques.

What kind of idiot wears sandals with khakis?

I'm not too keen on the cancer patient chic thing he has going on either :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Papy Oli on June 28, 2008, 03:05:46 AM
How did you get a picture of Harry's bathroom?

I asked politely  :)

Superb, isn't it ?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: mn dave on July 13, 2008, 04:49:35 AM
 :-X  :'(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on July 13, 2008, 04:57:28 AM
Is that what is called a 'blind tasting'?

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Anne on July 13, 2008, 10:27:29 AM
Yuk!!!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 13, 2008, 11:21:13 AM
Sorry if it was OTT for this forum, but it was just the most bizarre surreal thing I've seen in a good few weeks.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on July 13, 2008, 11:29:55 AM
Which makes me wonder what the previous most bizarre surreal thing was that you saw a good few weeks ago.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 13, 2008, 01:09:35 PM
Which makes me wonder what the previous most bizarre surreal thing was that you saw a good few weeks ago.

Needless to say, it  is unbroadcastable... The underbelly of the internet is a fun and scary place ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on July 13, 2008, 01:14:11 PM
Sorry if it was OTT for this forum, but it was just the most bizarre surreal thing I've seen in a good few weeks.

Oh, just some budding sushi chefs checking out the merchandise!  ;D

How about a little octopus sushi, i.e. tako -  :)

(http://www.origamirestaurant.com/sushi/images/sushi_tako.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: toledobass on July 13, 2008, 02:22:10 PM
Needless to say, it  is unbroadcastable... The underbelly of the internet is a fun and scary place ;D

I hope there was no tub involved.

Allan
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on July 14, 2008, 04:52:28 AM
I hope there was no tub involved.

Allan

Or goats. :o ;)

(I have trouble believing I just typed that.)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on July 14, 2008, 10:15:20 AM
Back to beauty then,

Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur ( late 19th century)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1102/1062082765_beae74ee47_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: toledobass on July 14, 2008, 10:40:47 AM
Or goats. :o ;)

(I have trouble believing I just typed that.)

I know....I always wondered which of those was worse untill I saw the thing with 2 cups.


Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 14, 2008, 12:11:49 PM
Back to beauty then,

Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur ( late 19th century)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1102/1062082765_beae74ee47_b.jpg)

That one is very beautiful - thank you :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 19, 2008, 08:55:59 PM
Some miserably horrible/creepy stuff that got donated to the charity shop (this will probably become a reoccuring series):

(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/2876/image2xt4.jpg)

(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8521/image3gs0.jpg)

(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/2686/image4fr6.jpg)
Yes... this cover makes me feel very relaxed...

(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/44/image5qm4.jpg)
I forgot to take a picture of the back cover, in which he is grinning at the camera with three super aryan children.

People actually paid a decent chunk of their weekly wage to buy these when they were first released ;_:
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on July 19, 2008, 09:00:55 PM
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8521/image3gs0.jpg)

O_o;
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on July 19, 2008, 09:04:57 PM
The 'relax through hypnotism' cover is positively offputting. I guess it was not a million seller.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 02, 2008, 02:48:57 PM
funny.......... just found this.
i suppose that because you like a dead Russian composer's music and you want to read his biography, that means you obviously have a thing for Russian women.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on August 02, 2008, 02:52:35 PM
It's allegorical, Greg! The beauty is in the music, see?


Edit: I need to stop posting late-night nonsense. It's getting embarrassing, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 02, 2008, 02:54:26 PM
It's allegorical, Greg! The beauty is in the music, see?
I wonder what Prokofiev would've thought if I told him that they have a Russian dating advertisement on his website?....... oh man, I gotta send him a myspace message right away!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on August 02, 2008, 02:59:08 PM
I wonder what Prokofiev would've thought if I told him that they have a Russian dating advertisement on his website?....... oh man, I gotta send him a myspace message right away!

I was going to make a joke, but I censored it. For the best, I assure you.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 02, 2008, 03:02:28 PM
(http://www.petersrocktemple.com/CB002665_LO_black_family_of_four.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 02, 2008, 03:17:02 PM
(http://wisdom4u.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/asian_family.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 02, 2008, 03:17:44 PM
(http://www.dcdiocese.org/FacesOfOurDiocese/MexicanFamily.JPG)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 02, 2008, 03:19:20 PM
(http://elizabethinindia.typepad.com/weblog/indian_family_22_oct_2003.JPG)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 02, 2008, 03:20:34 PM
(http://www.onehistory.org/FlaIndiansSanMarcos.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on August 04, 2008, 10:02:39 AM
(http://a3.vox.com/6a00cdf3a43463cb8f00d09e59af23be2b-500pi)

I find this disturbing and, frankly, scary. ;D

Peter
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on August 04, 2008, 10:05:24 AM
Flemish expressionism can be disturbing aswell. ::)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on August 04, 2008, 10:07:26 AM
Similarly, in the 1950-ies..... :o
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on August 04, 2008, 11:35:16 AM
Love this one by Joseph Danhauser from 1840. Left to right are Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, George Sand, Niccolo Paganini, Gioacchino Rossini, Liszt and Liszt's mistress Marie d'Agoult. Also note the bust of Beethoven on the piano and painting of Byron on the wall. Magic  :)

(http://clanfaw.free.fr/liszt_ico_e.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 05, 2008, 06:25:24 AM
I find this disturbing and, frankly, scary. ;D

Peter
Oh, they were just suiting up for the Nascar, y'all.  8)


Anyone find it hilarious and disturbing at the same time that i have all of these color photos of happy families and then i have a black and white photo of a Native American family, which, btw, looks quite scared. The truth is, most of the Native American pictures in Google Images is either black and white or paintings. As Chris Rock once said, "there's one group of people you have to feel bad about....... when is the last time you've even seen ONE Native American?"  ;D  :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on August 05, 2008, 08:59:27 AM
Greg,I had to look up Nascar... ::)....Mon dieu! cars!

This is more what I have in mind with transportation...& sports! : ;D ( I was born in the wrong century)


Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Christo on August 05, 2008, 11:47:36 AM
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8521/image3gs0.jpg)

Quite a revelation, to discover that our National Artist made it into your world as well ...  ;D ;D ;D  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on August 05, 2008, 10:18:05 PM
Quite a revelation, to discover that our National Artist made it into your world as well ...  ;D ;D ;D  :'( :'( :'(

A great export, just like Rembrandt.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 06, 2008, 10:05:21 AM
Greg,I had to look up Nascar... ::)....Mon dieu! cars!

This is more what I have in mind with transportation...& sports! : ;D ( I was born in the wrong century)



Nascar..... something i don't get at all. One big track with cars that only turn left, i don't understand people! If I want racing, Indy racing is the way to go.  $:)

My dad used to bike (although can't now, since there's no sidewalks where we live now)- but he still has his bike which cost, what, 1 or 2 thousand bucks (it was so long ago, can't remember)- one of those types of bikes you see in the Tour de France (which he likes watching).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on August 06, 2008, 01:40:42 PM
Nascar..... something i don't get at all. One big track with cars that only turn left, i don't understand people! If I want racing, Indy racing is the way to go.  $:)
Indy racing...something I don't get at all.  One big track with cars that only turn left.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 06, 2008, 03:22:15 PM
Indy racing...something I don't get at all.  One big track with cars that only turn left.
What is it called where they have those cars but with complex tracks? I can't remember, it's been years since i saw a race like that on TV.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 06, 2008, 04:02:52 PM
(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa159/Gurn_Blanston/Ourgalleryfirstpainting.jpg)

Here's one that I like a lot. It is a wonderful blend of realism and not-quite-realism, the unusual perspective appeals to me greatly. It's a Shiveley, oils, 36" X 48". Living in farm country as we do, it suits us in many dimensions. :)

8)

----------------
Listening to:
Collegium Aureum / Maier (HIP) - K 189b  203 Serenade in D for Orchestra HIP 8th mvmt - Prestissimo
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 06, 2008, 05:00:39 PM
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2136/davincidrawingip0.jpg) (http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2136/davincidrawingip0.jpg)

What is it called where they have those cars but with complex tracks? I can't remember, it's been years since i saw a race like that on TV.

I think Indycar uses normal ones sometimes, but not often (and from my experience they tend to crash all the time when not using the circular ones :-\)... Any motorsport popular outside of the US will generally not use circular tracks - Formula 1 is an example :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 08, 2008, 06:26:10 AM
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2136/davincidrawingip0.jpg) (http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2136/davincidrawingip0.jpg)

I think Indycar uses normal ones sometimes, but not often (and from my experience they tend to crash all the time when not using the circular ones :-\)... Any motorsport popular outside of the US will generally not use circular tracks - Formula 1 is an example :)
Formula 1- there ya go, that's what i meant!  8)
I used to have a video game called "Formula 1" that i played all the time- in fact, if it weren't for that game, i really wonder how i would've gotten into music- the music tracks it had piqued my interest in a certain guitarist, which eventually lead to classical...... but that's another story.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on August 09, 2008, 05:39:14 AM
Love this one by Joseph Danhauser from 1840. Left to right are Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, George Sand, Niccolo Paganini, Gioacchino Rossini, Liszt and Liszt's mistress Marie d'Agoult. Also note the bust of Beethoven on the piano and painting of Byron on the wall. Magic  :)

(http://clanfaw.free.fr/liszt_ico_e.jpg)

Quite a cast, so many fascinating characters, all looking like they are about to expire from ennui.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on August 13, 2008, 03:47:53 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b0/RGS_07.jpg/435px-RGS_07.jpg)

The village of Tindi, in Daghestan, in the late 1890s. The photograph was taken by M. de Déchy, who returned from the area with large collections of plants, fossils, and photographs.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on August 13, 2008, 06:19:59 AM
I'm a sucker for virtually every astronomical image from every spacecraft, orbiting and ground-based telescopes (and even some extremely talented amateur astrophotographers), but you don't get a view like this often.

(http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0610/newrings_cassini.jpg)

In a way, we are actually looking back at ourselves in that picture.

More Information and labelled version. (http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/images/image-details.cfm?imageID=2316)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 13, 2008, 06:37:44 AM
(http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/541/khevsurclansmen1910ma3.jpg)

Members of the Khevsur tribe in Georgia. When they were "discovered" by the west, they were found to be in possession of ancient armour and weapons in styles dating from the time of the crusades, and their traditions also reflected medieval Christian practices, so naturally theories have been put forward that they are descendents of crusaders who became lost or chose not to return. This early 1900s photograph of them is a treasure.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Wanderer on August 14, 2008, 04:17:36 AM
(http://www.worthalaugh.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/fail.jpg)(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc10/mysacphotos/fail.gif)(http://www.ratemyeverything.net/image/7731/0/Dog_FAIL.ashx)(http://geekadelphia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/fail_dogs.jpg)

Life is cruel...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 15, 2008, 01:08:57 AM
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s173/paulclift1974/Georgia.jpg) (http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s173/paulclift1974/Georgia.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on August 15, 2008, 01:41:10 AM
The world is a
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on August 15, 2008, 04:00:14 AM
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s173/paulclift1974/Georgia.jpg) (http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s173/paulclift1974/Georgia.jpg)

A strong argument for eugenics if there ever was one.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on August 15, 2008, 04:33:32 AM
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s173/paulclift1974/Georgia.jpg) (http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s173/paulclift1974/Georgia.jpg)
Funny, even though this joke does rely on vicious stereotyping.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on August 15, 2008, 05:31:51 AM
Funny, even though this joke does rely on vicious stereotyping.

How? Some idiot girl doesn't know that there's a Georgia in Europe.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on August 15, 2008, 05:58:21 AM
How? Some idiot girl doesn't know that there's a Georgia in Europe.
More likely that some wag thought it would be amusing to post as if some idiot in Georgia thought the news reports were about Russia attacking the US.  The stereotype is that Southerners are dumb. 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 15, 2008, 06:02:19 AM
I admit, a few things made me suspect it could be fake, but I won't let that get in the way of something funny ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 15, 2008, 06:20:53 AM
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s173/paulclift1974/Georgia.jpg) (http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s173/paulclift1974/Georgia.jpg)
thanks for that  0:)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on August 15, 2008, 06:37:41 AM
More likely that some wag thought it would be amusing to post as if some idiot in Georgia thought the news reports were about Russia attacking the US.

At this point I am able to believe that such a level of stupidity is possible.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on August 15, 2008, 07:44:33 AM
At this point I am able to believe that such a level of stupidity is possible.
I believe it possible, too.  I see evidence of it every day.  (I drive on public roads!)  I just think it more likely that the post above was a joke rather than real. 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Frankler on August 15, 2008, 11:15:13 AM
(http://sp1.yt-thm-a02.yimg.com/image/25/f11/165877036)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on August 15, 2008, 12:17:55 PM
There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: M forever on August 15, 2008, 04:23:12 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b0/RGS_07.jpg/435px-RGS_07.jpg)

Interesting picture. I had to look up "Daghestan" - never heard of it.It's on the Caspian Sea. I actually have no idea what that region of the world looks like. Is the Caspian Sea region warm, like the Mediterranean?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on August 15, 2008, 04:54:06 PM
Interesting picture. I had to look up "Daghestan" - never heard of it.It's on the Caspian Sea. I actually have no idea what that region of the world looks like. Is the Caspian Sea region warm, like the Mediterranean?

I too had never heard of the place, nor had any idea what it looked like until I came across it while desultorily browsing Wikipedia. According to them, "The climate is hot and dry in the summer but the winters are hard in the mountain areas."

They have (had?) neat traditional costumes

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/Prokudin-Gorskii-44.jpg/691px-Prokudin-Gorskii-44.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 15, 2008, 05:33:08 PM
A picture request: A medieval/early renaissance painting of a skinny impish looking green devil "tempting" a nobleman in a hall (perhaps stairs in the background) - the devil has an ass with a face on it.

I have tried searching through random artist pages on Wikipedia, Googling with various keywords, but all these attempts have failed. The painting is quite striking and reasonably well-known.

This is immensely vaguely what it looks like. Perhaps the only accurate part of it might be the size/position/colour of the Devil - but it gives a kind of impression of it, to jog some minds:

(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/3008/animation1as3.gif)

Edit: Oh, and it looks totally Flemmish/northern in style.

Edit2: Sorry for spam, found two similar pics - devil is on the same side in both and is similarly skinny:

(http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/5986/ft7v19p1w600059nc0.jpg) (http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/756/witcchessexme3.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on August 17, 2008, 09:41:40 AM
FRom my newspaper, ealier this week . It looks as if Dagestan may become an important region, since pipelines ( both oil and gas) are being planned by the EU that will pass through that region.
At the moment Georgia is very important for these energy - pipelines. A new (gas)pipeline ( ready ca 1913) "Nabucco" will - propably- pass through Georgia ....
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on August 27, 2008, 11:52:24 PM
(http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~tstronds/nostalghia.com/TheBibliography/Dunne2008/Tar090MIRROR.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on August 28, 2008, 09:30:16 AM
How did anyone get into my son's room? I have just been helping him resite a shelf for his TV and DVD player. It 'fell off' the wall last weekend with a mighty crash. He assured me that the equipment would not have been harmed as it fell onto a vast pile of clothes on the floor under the shelf....he was right, the stuff is in situ and working.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on August 28, 2008, 09:44:22 AM
Doing such a shoot without damaging the books is more of a challenge than some might take for granted . . . .
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on August 28, 2008, 12:01:19 PM
A picture request: A medieval/early renaissance painting of a skinny impish looking green devil "tempting" a nobleman in a hall (perhaps stairs in the background) - the devil has an ass with a face on it.

I have tried searching through random artist pages on Wikipedia, Googling with various keywords, but all these attempts have failed. The painting is quite striking and reasonably well-known.

This is immensely vaguely what it looks like. Perhaps the only accurate part of it might be the size/position/colour of the Devil - but it gives a kind of impression of it, to jog some minds:

Edit: Oh, and it looks totally Flemmish/northern in style.

Edit2: Sorry for spam, found two similar pics - devil is on the same side in both and is similarly skinny:


(http://www.bildungsserver.at/faecher/be/b600.jpg)  by

Michael Pacher, um 1480

Vom rechten Außenflügel des Kirchenväteraltars München, Alte Pinakothek

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 28, 2008, 02:10:25 PM
(http://www.bildungsserver.at/faecher/be/b600.jpg)  by

Michael Pacher, um 1480

Vom rechten Außenflügel des Kirchenväteraltars München, Alte Pinakothek

OMG THANK YOU very much :o I didn't think I was going to find it :( It is delightfully strange and going straight to my desktop :D

(I notice that I also remembered the details rather incorrectly... but I was halfway there 0:))
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 28, 2008, 03:59:58 PM
(http://www.bildungsserver.at/faecher/be/b600.jpg)  by

Michael Pacher, um 1480

Vom rechten Außenflügel des Kirchenväteraltars München, Alte Pinakothek


I didn't know they were allowed to paint stuff like that back then.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on August 28, 2008, 10:50:28 PM
well, do check the paintings by Bruegel ( Breughel), Mathias Grünewald and, of course, Jeroen (Hieronimus )Bosch....

Peter
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 30, 2008, 05:25:38 AM
Old Sarum was a medieval fortified town built on an iron age hill fort, and I find it so striking that it having fallen into ruin depresses me a little. Ironically, unlike many English monestary sites which were purposely demolished in the 16th century, significantly less of this has survived than in those sites... Still, whatever, pretty pix:

(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/4800/43682921ub1.jpg) (http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/4800/43682921ub1.jpg)

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/682/94571284ue2.jpg

(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/3922/3api1.jpg) (http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/3922/3api1.jpg) (http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/9898/3bnj1.jpg) (http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/9898/3bnj1.jpg)

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/1362/53994191dg3.jpg

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/3638/50299878kq0.jpg

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9459/14284931lq7.jpg

A kind of funny sign that they have there:

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/6728/38348686li2.jpg

Edit: changed a few images into links, this forum sucks at large image posts :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on August 30, 2008, 08:36:44 AM
Old Sarum was one of the 'rotten boroughs' in the 17th through to the 19th centuries. It had something like six voters within its boundaries and returned an MP. Eventually these Boroughs were swept away in Parliamentary reform.


The aeriel views are really impressive.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 30, 2008, 08:40:16 AM
Old Sarum was one of the 'rotten boroughs' in the 17th through to the 19th centuries. It had something like six voters within its boundaries and returned an MP. Eventually these Boroughs were swept away in Parliamentary reform.

Indeedie... I love the way that a HILL with some ruins on retained city status until the 19th century :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: M forever on August 30, 2008, 09:29:09 PM
Not exactly a picture, but a T-shirt that I ran into earlier (worn by a nice young lady) and which cracked me up totally:

(http://images.cafepress.com/product/109051748v7_350x350_Front_Color-Black.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 31, 2008, 05:43:03 AM
Not exactly a picture, but a T-shirt that I ran into earlier (worn by a nice young lady) and which cracked me up totally:

(http://images.cafepress.com/product/109051748v7_350x350_Front_Color-Black.jpg)

The state also seems to be in the shape of somebody giving the finger, this adds further levels of complexity...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on September 07, 2008, 09:10:25 AM
(http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews37/the%20fire%20within%20malle/opt%20fire%20within%20422.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on September 07, 2008, 05:30:16 PM
One of the blogs Pink Harp plagiarized linked to a set of photos titled Only in Egypt. Here are some highlights  ;D:

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/amemorywillneverforget.jpg)
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/IheatIsrael.jpg)
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/open25hours.jpg)
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/sdidsa.jpg)
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/noswimming.jpg)
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/playharp.jpg)
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Picture11-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on September 07, 2008, 06:01:54 PM
I like those :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on September 08, 2008, 11:23:49 AM
.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on September 10, 2008, 11:54:12 PM
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9531/neverobsoletefj8.jpg) (http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9531/neverobsoletefj8.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on September 11, 2008, 07:02:36 PM
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/3360/66954064uy4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/9562/73678178tb7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/4662/96615514zs5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/8895/48167830zl5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/2262/52552471uy9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 12, 2008, 06:53:37 AM
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9531/neverobsoletefj8.jpg) (http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9531/neverobsoletefj8.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: orbital on September 12, 2008, 02:25:10 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Picture11-1.jpg)
This is not as dumb as it looks. I've seen plenty of people in malls/office buildings/hotels who press the wrong button for the elevator  Particularly in malls. I don't know what they're thinking :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on September 12, 2008, 07:27:15 PM
Sorry, I am addicted to random pics :-X

(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/3691/12092008145sg3.jpg) (http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/3691/12092008145sg3.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Christo on September 13, 2008, 03:32:17 AM
I didn't know they were allowed to paint stuff like that back then.

Well no: they didn't forbid to paint religious scenes in those days. Why do you think so?  0:)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on September 13, 2008, 06:15:39 AM
Well no: they didn't forbid to paint religious scenes in those days. Why do you think so?  0:)
i meant the weird insect things.......


Sorry, I am addicted to random pics :-X

(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/3691/12092008145sg3.jpg) (http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/3691/12092008145sg3.jpg)
this pic is sooooooooo funny
why does the North European have to be first and the Negro last?
what's with the 5 different Africans?
why is there only one "Oriental" perso there- why no Vietnamese, Koreans, Thai or Japanese?
Wheres' the Filipinos?
Where's the South Europeans? Are they too unimportant?
And the middle Europeans, too?
why does the Jew have such a stereotypical big nose?
why is the Eskimo similing? They're all supposed to be depressed.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on September 14, 2008, 06:41:08 AM
                                         (http://bp3.blogger.com/_ejQu5xFn8HQ/RyB3zimbfdI/AAAAAAAAAIY/cJVXOXBpIpI/s400/eau-seche.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: маразм1 on September 17, 2008, 04:48:44 AM
http://www.eatliver.com/i.php?n=3437
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on September 17, 2008, 05:25:06 AM
(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2721/lloylogovw9.jpg)

lol! hahahahaha
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on September 20, 2008, 05:34:41 AM
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8521/image3gs0.jpg)

I had the shock of my life a few days ago when sorting through donations:

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/566/image1vl2.jpg)

That last one wasn't a one-off :-\
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on September 26, 2008, 05:36:58 AM
Found recently in a garagesale.
Peter
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on October 17, 2008, 03:33:27 PM
This doesn't seem to be able to be pictured from a good angle (it is in the middle of a roundabout), but they make cute neighbours.

(http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/7184/79540957mi1.jpg) (http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/7184/79540957mi1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on October 18, 2008, 12:54:06 AM
What are the two buildings, Lethe?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DFO on October 18, 2008, 03:20:45 AM
To King David in the 100th.aniversary of his birth
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on October 18, 2008, 06:17:57 AM
What are the two buildings, Lethe?

Located in Plymouth, England (pretty far to the south west). The church was ruined in WW2, which is a shame, as it must've been one of the last pure gothic buildings built in Europe (built well into the 17th century) excluding revival styles. The rear is just a generic shopping centre, but fortunately the best looking part of it sides with the church. The church was left unrestored as a memorial of sorts.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on October 18, 2008, 06:43:10 AM
Located in Plymouth, England (pretty far to the south west). The church was ruined in WW2, which is a shame, as it must've been one of the last pure gothic buildings built in Europe (built well into the 17th century) excluding revival styles. The rear is just a generic shopping centre, but fortunately the best looking part of it sides with the church. The church was left unrestored as a memorial of sorts.

Thanks. I want to look at the place from a different angle. :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on October 21, 2008, 07:09:49 AM
 :o :o :'( :'( $:) $:)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on October 21, 2008, 08:07:12 AM
(http://www.senar.ru/photos/senar.ru_c004.jpg)

and many more here: http://www.senar.ru/photos/

this one could be good for a quiz; guess the guests - Steinway party 11.January 1925
(http://www.senar.ru/photos/senar.ru_g013.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on October 21, 2008, 08:09:40 AM
I think I recognize Rachmaninoff (far right, second row) and maybe Kempff (center, front row).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on October 21, 2008, 08:14:00 AM
Is that Einstein on the far right? :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on October 21, 2008, 08:45:57 AM
Igor Whateverheswhich is on the left, unless I'm mistaken.

I'm no expert, but it looks photoshopped to me. Especially Rach. Or maybe he cleaned the photo too much.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on October 21, 2008, 10:30:56 AM
Heavily cleaned with some contrast boosting, perhaps; but edited, I doubt.

Is that Einstein on the far right? :D

No, just Pierre Monteux.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on October 21, 2008, 10:56:47 AM
Everyone has probably seen this already:

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Ravel_left_and_Strawinsky.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on October 21, 2008, 11:05:13 AM
From my collection / undated :
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: M forever on October 21, 2008, 02:53:15 PM
Furtwängler is also in the picture, third from the left.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 21, 2008, 03:20:46 PM
(http://xs432.xs.to/xs432/08432/ebay_bargains481.jpg)
wow, that's just wrong.  ;D

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on October 22, 2008, 09:48:30 PM
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/3127/wutjq9.gif)

A slightly odd convergence of taste...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on October 28, 2008, 02:06:17 PM
from On an Overgrown Path (http://www.overgrownpath.com/2008/10/size-does-matter.html):

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/cage3.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Josquin des Prez on October 28, 2008, 02:22:41 PM
I think I recognize Rachmaninoff (far right, second row) and maybe Kempff (center, front row).

Stravinsky and Medner to the left?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on October 28, 2008, 02:25:53 PM
That Cage piece is clearly shorter than I had thought. Easy to overlook it.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on October 28, 2008, 02:50:17 PM
That converts into 1m 30cm in metric, so on continental programes should stand Cage 1'30'', no?

Stravinsky and Medner to the left?

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on October 29, 2008, 12:29:40 PM
But who is the mystery person?? A brother of...Emil Jannings?  :o
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: M forever on October 29, 2008, 01:06:21 PM
Drasko - you misspelt Rachmaninoff's name in the picture.

 $:)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on October 29, 2008, 01:43:15 PM
Drasko - you misspelt Rachmaninoff's name in the picture.

 $:)

lol! I hadn't seen Siloti before, the man who arranged the unforgettable Bach-Siloti Prelude in B minor, which unfortunately has now been removed from Youtube (Sokolov).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on October 29, 2008, 01:56:33 PM
lol! I hadn't seen Siloti before, the man who arranged the unforgettable Bach-Siloti Prelude in B minor, which unfortunately has now been removed from Youtube (Sokolov).

And let's be clear; that had nothing to do with the moderators here.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Maciek on October 29, 2008, 02:16:39 PM
There's also a lovely recording of the Bach-Siloti by Ewa Poblocka - released on some impossible to get Japanese CD (I've only heard it on the radio).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on October 29, 2008, 02:45:41 PM
Drasko - you misspelt Rachmaninoff's name in the picture.

 $:)

Not only Rachmaninov, misspelt Furtwangler as well.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Keemun on October 31, 2008, 09:41:59 AM
(http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/6/4/1945216/Jack-O-Lantern.jpg)

(http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/6/4/1945216/Jack-O-Lantern%202.jpg)

More photos here:  Spooktacular! But will your family's Halloween pumpkin look as scary as this tonight? (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1081753/Spooktacular-But-familys-Halloween-pumpkin-look-scary-tonight.html)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on November 01, 2008, 08:50:45 AM
I share a taste for the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich with Solitary Wanderer but another of my favourites is Louis Corinth. Here is his 'Ecce Homo', Christ between the forces of science and militarism. It featured in the Nazis 'Exhibition of Degenerate Art' in 1937, a few years after Corinth's death:

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 01, 2008, 09:40:45 AM
I like this one by Lovis Corinth, too:
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on November 01, 2008, 01:36:45 PM
Thanks for those, Jeffrey and Johan. I had never heard of Louis Corinth before.

I like this one too: (http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/thumbnail/164648/1/The-Walchensee-In-Winter.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on November 01, 2008, 04:41:15 PM
I love the art of Adolf Wölfli (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_W%C3%B6lfli), a schizophrenic resident of an insane asylum that who died in 1930.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 02, 2008, 01:43:24 AM
I love the art of Adolf Wölfli (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_W%C3%B6lfli), a schizophrenic resident of an insane asylum that died in 1930.

The death of an insane asylum is always a tragedy.  ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on November 02, 2008, 01:45:06 AM
Thanks Johan and Andre for the responses. Another Corinth favourite "The Red Christ". I had the good fortune to go to an exhibition of his paintings in London a few years ago:

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 02, 2008, 01:48:08 AM
Thanks Johan and Andre for the responses. Another Corinth favourite "The Red Christ". I had the good fortune to go to an exhibition of his paintings in London a few years ago:

Very powerful, even unsettling.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on November 02, 2008, 01:49:22 AM
And just to show that my taste is not entirely morbid here is a painting I like of Corinth with his young wife:

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 02, 2008, 01:56:01 AM
His colours certainly owe something to the Dutch school. I can see Rembrandt and Vermeer...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on November 02, 2008, 02:07:52 AM
His colours certainly owe something to the Dutch school. I can see Rembrandt and Vermeer...

Yes, I think that you are right. Corinth must also have taken the Snel Train to Delft one day (or was in the Sprinter?...sorry, in joke) to see the Vermeers.
Anyway, here is another painting of Corinth about to hit his wife over the head with some paint brushes  ;D

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 02, 2008, 02:24:15 AM
Yes, I think that you are right. Corinth must also have taken the Snel Train to Delft one day (or was in the Sprinter?...sorry, in joke) to see the Vermeers.
Anyway, here is another painting of Corinth about to hit his wife over the head with some paint brushes  ;D

It wasn't the Herrenberg Train... Re the hitting - why do you think she is wearing that hat?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on November 02, 2008, 02:45:46 AM
It wasn't the Herrenberg Train... Re the hitting - why do you think she is wearing that hat?

Maybe it was for the baby's christening...but clearly Corinth disapproved  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on November 02, 2008, 03:03:27 AM
(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9397/uninvolvedafricama5rw8.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 02, 2008, 03:05:20 AM
Perfection!  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on November 02, 2008, 03:56:13 AM
The Corinth work is powerful and I like a painter who uses paint that looks like paint, as opposed to a photographic approach.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on November 02, 2008, 03:57:39 AM
Sarah, Unfortunately such an apt picture in present circumstances in the Congo.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: mozartsneighbor on November 02, 2008, 04:07:10 AM
I spent the afternoon yesterday at the Kunsthistorisches Museum here in Vienna. I had been there a few times, but I hadn't seen their incredible collection of Brueghel paintings. I had seen many prints of the works of this Renaissance painter before, but somehow his paintings just don't quite come across in reproductions -- however, I was completely blown away by his work live. The atmosphere, sensibility, colors: without doubt a great master.
Here is one I liked particularly, titled "Gloomy Day":
(http://www.vancouverartshow.ca/Upload%20Magazine/Edition%202/Breughel%20Pieter%20Gloomy%20Day.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: mozartsneighbor on November 02, 2008, 04:10:58 AM
I love the art of Adolf Wölfli (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_W%C3%B6lfli), a schizophrenic resident of an insane asylum that died in 1930.



Thanks for posting that, Corey. I made a mental note to look up Wölfli's paintings when I read the liner notes of the cd with Nørgård's 4th&5th symphonies, but then forgot all about it. Now I can see why he captivated Nørgård so much.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on November 02, 2008, 04:29:07 AM
The death of an insane asylum is always a tragedy.  ;)

Aah, the subtleties of English! :D

Thanks for posting that, Corey. I made a mental note to look up Wölfli's paintings when I read the liner notes of the cd with Nørgård's 4th&5th symphonies, but then forgot all about it. Now I can see why he captivated Nørgård so much.


No problem. I've been meaning to get a book of prints of his work but keep putting it off. This (http://www.amazon.com/Art-Adolf-Wolfli-St-Adolf-Giant-Creation/dp/0691114986/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225628900&sr=8-1) one looks interesting.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on November 02, 2008, 11:48:33 AM
Aah, the subtleties of English! :D

No problem. I've been meaning to get a book of prints of his work but keep putting it off. This (http://www.amazon.com/Art-Adolf-Wolfli-St-Adolf-Giant-Creation/dp/0691114986/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225628900&sr=8-1) one looks interesting.

Yes, that was a good one. I had to reread it to get the point.

Brueghel is probably my all-time favourite painter, and Gloomy Day is one of his most extraordinary works. I think Gauguin is one of the very few painters whose sense of nature was as intuitively right as Brueghel's.

Meanwhile, back to the topic:

                        (http://www.funpic.hu/files/pics/00035/00035036.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 02, 2008, 11:53:36 AM
Poor child.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: (: premont :) on November 02, 2008, 04:40:23 PM
And just to show that my taste is not entirely morbid here is a painting I like of Corinth with his young wife:



She obviously backs him up.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on November 03, 2008, 03:18:59 AM
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb79/walboi/degas_blue_dancers.jpg)

(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb79/walboi/degas-edgar-ballerina-posing-for-a-.jpg)



Gorgeous! The top reminds me of the mermaids in Rheingold.


Who is this good looking man (laughing)?


(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i97/Apostate_2006/IMG_7225.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on November 03, 2008, 03:42:38 AM
And this:


(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i97/Apostate_2006/IMG_7219-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on November 03, 2008, 03:49:02 AM
Ha, nice poses. Is that a tattoo on your hand?  :o
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on November 03, 2008, 03:58:09 AM
Ha, nice poses. Is that a tattoo on your hand?  :o



Yeah, an old, dumb one that reads "shooting star".
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 03, 2008, 04:00:37 AM
And this:


(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i97/Apostate_2006/IMG_7219-1.jpg)

My guess, erm - Killer Bob with glasses?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on November 03, 2008, 04:05:21 AM
My guess, erm - Killer Bob with glasses?



Now I've got to know whom Killer Bob is (laughing)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 03, 2008, 04:15:54 AM
Now I've got to know whom Killer Bob is (laughing)

The frightening figure with long hair from Twin Peaks...

(http://usera.imagecave.com/pulha/killerbob.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on November 03, 2008, 04:28:33 AM
The frightening figure with long hair from Twin Peaks...

(http://usera.imagecave.com/pulha/killerbob.jpg)



GAD!I didn't think they were frightening! Just some big, goofy metal dude who loves Wagner.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 03, 2008, 04:44:12 AM


GAD!I didn't think they were frightening! Just some big, goofy metal dude who loves Wagner.

That's why I was joking - the 'big, goofy metal dude' is the complete opposite of Killer Bob! And he wears glasses. But his long blonde hair reminded me of him... Make of this what you will!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on November 03, 2008, 04:48:19 AM
That's why I was joking - the 'big, goofy metal dude' is the complete opposite of Killer Bob! And he wears glasses. But his long blonde hair reminded me of him... Make of this what you will!



I'm smiling because I finally "got" the irony. I can be extremely dumb.

You rock, J.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on November 03, 2008, 06:56:43 AM
I share a taste for the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich with Solitary Wanderer but another of my favourites is Louis Corinth. Here is his 'Ecce Homo', Christ between the forces of science and militarism.

Priceless. Thank you for posting it.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 03, 2008, 08:14:57 AM
[/img]

(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb79/walboi/painting-a-day-degas-003.jpg)

Harry, I have a ..slight feeling that this is..not an, hmm, real Degas?  :o

And, although I enjoy the series of idealized and hyper-elegant Pre Raphaelite / art Nouveau women...not all women are ethereal fairy-like creatures...

(http://images.chapitre.com/ima2/big1/659/5659659.jpg)




Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 03, 2008, 08:18:02 AM
(http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/866/PreviewComp/SuperStock_866-4775.jpg)

Von Jawlensky
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 03, 2008, 08:22:29 AM
(http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/tatetracks/images_yourtrack/works/N05953_272.jpg)

Karl SCHMIDT-ROTTLUFF

(http://www.siu.edu/~dfll/German/ArtImages/LK-two_women_in_the_street.jpg)

Ludwig Kirchner

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on November 03, 2008, 09:23:58 AM
Priceless. Thank you for posting it.

You are very welcome  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on November 03, 2008, 09:45:24 AM
There's a Dutch Painter, Carel Willink (1900-1983) whose work I like. Here is his "Simeon" from 1939. Evidently a premonition of war. A great atmospheric work.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 03, 2008, 09:50:39 AM
Yes, Willink! He was extremely famous when I was young (60s-70s). His young widow Mathilde was quite a character. She appeared on Dutch tv very often and died tragically young (suicide or in mysterious circumstances, I can't really remember).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on November 03, 2008, 09:55:02 AM
Yes, Willink! He was extremely famous when I was young (60s-70s). His young widow Mathilde was quite a character. She appeared on Dutch tv very often and died tragically young (suicide or in mysterious circumstances, I can't really remember).

That's interesting Johan. I have a book about him. Probably bought in the 70s or 80s, unfortunately (for me) all in Dutch but with great photos of his works. There is a website I see by Sylvia Willink. His daughter I guess. here is another ominous painting by Willink, which appeals to me too:

Added later. Sylvia was his wife. He seems to have married many times.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on November 03, 2008, 10:01:24 AM
That would be more ominous, if it was Lakehurst, NJ.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on November 03, 2008, 10:03:37 AM
That would be more ominous, if it was Lakehurst, NJ.

Yes, I take your point Karl.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on November 03, 2008, 10:06:46 AM
Mom and I watched a show on the History Channel about the Hindenburg . . . and it is astonishing how many survivors there were, and how narrow the window was for their winning their way to safety.  What a dreadful event!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 03, 2008, 10:27:56 AM
(http://www.fotofestival.com/wubbodejong/boek/wub01.jpg)

Those were the days, my friend....: Mathilde 1976


(http://www.jsmulders.demon.nl/VW-FILMSTER/TOURNEE-12/Spanbroek-10.jpg) photo by J.Smulders

Mathilde's look was -for a large part- determined by the creations of fashion designer extraordinaire Fong Leng.

Well, what is it? Plain bad taste or originality?

P.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 03, 2008, 10:34:31 AM
(http://www.omroepmax.nl/gx/ZqsairrHeylB.jpeg)

Nina Hagen

(http://thewaythingsare.typepad.com/antimarketer/images/les_menines2.jpg)

Velasquez - Picasso
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dundonnell on November 03, 2008, 10:55:02 AM
Coming late to this thread, so, apologies if this has been posted before.

Goes well with my interest in Polar Exploration and love for Vaughan Williams Sinfonia Antartica :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 03, 2008, 10:58:12 AM
Jeffrey - I just looked up some info about Mathilde Willink (1938-1977) - she was Willink's third wife. They separated in June 1977 and in October that same year she was found dead in her bed, while having an affair with a car (and drugs) dealer, who had his shop across the road from my cousin's house in Amsterdam North (and this last fact is not to be found on the Internet!)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 03, 2008, 11:02:09 AM
That's interesting Johan. I have a book about him. Probably bought in the 70s or 80s, unfortunately (for me) all in Dutch but with great photos of his works. There is a website I see by Sylvia Willink. His daughter I guess. here is another ominous painting by Willink, which appeals to me too:

Added later. Sylvia was his wife. He seems to have married many times.

Re that painting with the Zeppelin - every Amsterdamer recognizes the house to the right immediately, it's on Stadhouderskade. Willink very often put real houses in his paintings, so that some of them were (and are) even called 'Willink-huizen'.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on November 03, 2008, 02:35:04 PM
Awesome art on this page.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 03, 2008, 03:42:57 PM
(http://p2p-blog.hautetfort.com/album/chaim_soutine_le_fou_de_smilovitchi/soutine-la-folle.jpg)

The mad woman 1919 - Chaim Soutine
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on November 03, 2008, 04:11:14 PM
Peter, have you studied art? I am always impressed by the breadth of your knowledge; you've also put many artists on my radar that I hadn't known about (e.g. James Ensor, Rik Wouters, and many others).
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Post by: Drasko on November 03, 2008, 04:20:37 PM
Chaim Soutine

making an appearance himself

(http://www.fotos.org/galeria/data/528/3Amedeo-Modigliani-Portrait-of-Chaim-Soutine-Seated-at-a-Table.jpg)
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Post by: Drasko on November 03, 2008, 04:46:01 PM
And, although I enjoy the series of idealized and hyper-elegant Pre Raphaelite / art Nouveau women...not all women are ethereal fairy-like creatures...

But thankfully some are

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3913/ekaterinamaximovastonefph8.jpg)

Ekaterina Maximova as Katya, The Stone Flower (1959) Photo: Y. Umnov
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on November 03, 2008, 04:51:05 PM
Slightly off the topic at hand, but does anyone have a reasonably-sized image of the series of portraits of Carl Nielsen goofing off for the camera? I've seen it before but can't seem to find it again.
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Post by: Wanderer on November 04, 2008, 12:37:14 AM
I like this one by Lovis Corinth, too:

Which, incidentally, does look amazingly like a Corinthian landscape (the plains before the Isthmus and the mountains of Arcadia in the background).

There's a Dutch Painter, Carel Willink (1900-1983) whose work I like. Here is his "Simeon" from 1939. Evidently a premonition of war. A great atmospheric work.

And this must be Symeon Stylites. Fascinating.
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Post by: vandermolen on November 04, 2008, 05:03:08 AM
Max Beckman 'Departure' German 1932-33.

I find this a moving work despite the gruesomeness of the side panels. The central picture; an anonymous boatman taking the king and his family away (to safety) was painted in Germany before Beckman left for the USA, away from the Nazis. To avoid problems with the Nazi authorities Beckman called it 'Scenes from Shakespeare's The Tempest'!

:

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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 04, 2008, 06:55:32 AM
When Harry met Jeffrey - tastes couldn't be more different...
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Post by: karlhenning on November 04, 2008, 06:58:48 AM
Slightly off the topic at hand, but does anyone have a reasonably-sized image of the series of portraits of Carl Nielsen goofing off for the camera? I've seen it before but can't seem to find it again.

I am interested.
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Post by: Kullervo on November 04, 2008, 07:04:00 AM
I'm starting to think Rossetti knew only one facial type. ;D
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Post by: karlhenning on November 04, 2008, 07:05:09 AM
 8)
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 04, 2008, 07:07:45 AM
I'm starting to think Rossetti knew only one facial type. ;D

Result of a catastrophic shortage of models in (prudish) Victorian England? [half-joking]
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on November 04, 2008, 07:13:28 AM
I am interested.

I can only find one, but there are several others. Has to be the best composer portrait ever  ;D:

(http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2585/1314/200/nielsen23.jpg)
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 04, 2008, 07:16:45 AM
I can only find one, but there are several others. Has to be the best composer portrait ever  ;D:

(http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2585/1314/200/nielsen23.jpg)

I know them. They were in the booklet accompanying the Ole Schmidt recordings (LPs), almost 30 years ago. I was very surprised at Nielsen's mimic talent.
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Post by: karlhenning on November 04, 2008, 07:17:58 AM
I have a fondness for composers who can readily not take themselves seriously.  But who don't think they came from another planet; be fair.
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Post by: pjme on November 04, 2008, 07:22:25 AM
I'm starting to think Rossetti knew only one facial type. ;D

See : http://www.victorianweb.org/painting/dgr/paintings/healey12.html


Peter
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 04, 2008, 07:26:00 AM
I have a fondness for composers who can readily not take themselves seriously.  But who don't think they came from another planet; be fair.

So have I. But I don't get the next sentence, Karl. Who has to 'be fair' about what?
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Post by: Dundonnell on November 04, 2008, 07:33:49 AM
I have a fondness for composers who can readily not take themselves seriously.  But who don't think they came from another planet; be fair.

I love the old anecdote about Richard Strauss, while conducting one of his own compositions, reaching into his waistcoat pocket with his left hand, extracting his watch, looking at the time, and increasing the tempo of the piece because he was late for a game of skat with his buddies :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on November 04, 2008, 07:38:44 AM
So have I. But I don't get the next sentence, Karl. Who has to 'be fair' about what?

Claiming extraterrestrial origins is taking oneself unseriously to a degree for which I cannot feel much fondness, I guess.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 04, 2008, 08:49:18 AM
Claiming extraterrestrial origins is taking oneself unseriously to a degree for which I cannot feel much fondness, I guess.

Ah, I understand... But which composer claimed that? Scriabin?! (Or are you joking?...)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on November 04, 2008, 08:52:50 AM
Stockhausen claimed to be from the star Sirius.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on November 04, 2008, 08:54:38 AM
I love the old anecdote about Richard Strauss, while conducting one of his own compositions, reaching into his waistcoat pocket with his left hand, extracting his watch, looking at the time, and increasing the tempo of the piece because he was late for a game of skat with his buddies :)

Man, that's like most people speeding . . . you don't gain that much time over that distance to justify the reckless conducting, erm, motoring!
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 04, 2008, 08:56:40 AM
Stockhausen claimed to be from the star Sirius.

I didn't know that.  :-[ But it doesn't surprise me... Thanks.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on November 04, 2008, 09:01:06 AM
But it should surprise you! Resist the idea that temperamental artists are next-door to a couple of fries short of a Happy Meal!
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Post by: Dundonnell on November 04, 2008, 09:09:49 AM
But it should surprise you! Resist the idea that temperamental artists are next-door to a couple of fries short of a Happy Meal!

"Two great nations divided by a common language" ;D ;D

"...next-door to a couple of fries short of a Happy Meal!"

Please...could you translate? ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on November 04, 2008, 09:11:45 AM
"A couple of fries short of a Happy Meal" is a McDonalds-centric adaptation of two bricks shy of a load, i.e., "not all there."
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dundonnell on November 04, 2008, 09:13:52 AM
"A couple of fries short of a Happy Meal" is a McDonalds-centric adaptation of two bricks shy of a load, i.e., "not all there."

Ah!! What we in the Old Country would call 'not the full shilling'. I did sort of guess as much ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on November 04, 2008, 09:14:48 AM
When Harry met Jeffrey - tastes couldn't be more different...

Not entirely as I rather like the Pre-Raphaelite painters. I like the third one down 'Beata Beatrix' of Harry's original selection.

Holman Hunt is my favourite of those particular painters.

The Scapegoat:


Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 04, 2008, 09:49:27 AM
But it should surprise you! Resist the idea that temperamental artists are next-door to a couple of fries short of a Happy Meal!

'I am busy resisting', said the temperamental artist.

Not entirely as I rather like the Pre-Raphaelite painters.

That's another witticism dead in the water.  :'( ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 04, 2008, 12:13:30 PM
Women - from History. I'll add some men later....
They are by - or were found at : Lucas Cranach - Ingres - Willendorf - Rubens
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 04, 2008, 12:33:10 PM
And some men!

By : August Macke - Schmidt-Rottluf -Jan van Eyck - Francis Bacon - Otto Dix
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Maciek on November 04, 2008, 12:48:09 PM
Well, here the mention of those Nielsen photos (I have to find them! :o) causes a sort of knee-jerk reaction:

(http://info-poland.buffalo.edu/classroom/witkacy/geba.gif)(http://info-poland.buffalo.edu/classroom/witkacy/dyplom.gif)(http://info-poland.buffalo.edu/classroom/witkacy/koszula.jpg)(http://info-poland.buffalo.edu/classroom/witkacy/sedzia.gif)(http://info-poland.buffalo.edu/classroom/witkacy/laska.gif)(http://info-poland.buffalo.edu/classroom/witkacy/mirror400.gif) (http://info-poland.buffalo.edu/classroom/witkacy/witkacy.html)

(click on pics for detailed info)
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Post by: Maciek on November 04, 2008, 12:49:34 PM
Oh, and this (a special brand of ironic 20th century despair):

(http://info-poland.buffalo.edu/classroom/witkacy/witkacy.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Maciek on November 04, 2008, 01:13:42 PM
Wait, there's more:

(http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/8/25/1381505/witkacy/Witkacy1912.jpg)(http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/8/25/1381505/witkacy/witkacy000.jpg)
(http://www.mati.com.pl/pinkwart/Trzydziecha/Odc21/szczerbaty.JPG)(http://www.zwoje-scrolls.com/zwoje28/wit03.jpg)
(http://www.zwoje-scrolls.com/zwoje28/wit01.jpg)
(http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/8/25/1381505/witkacy/witkacy8.jpg)(http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/8/25/1381505/witkacy/witkacy2.jpg)(http://www.witkacy.hg.pl/napoleon.gif)


Master of disguise... ;D (especially the first one ;D ;D ;D)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on November 04, 2008, 01:22:59 PM
You've probably guessed this one already
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Post by: Maciek on November 04, 2008, 01:26:05 PM
Wait, there's something wrong with my eyes... *double vision* There's still something wrong with my eyes. I think I'm not getting enough sleep...
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Post by: pjme on November 04, 2008, 01:53:37 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Ok- to finish the evening... From the Netherlands : Raoul Hynckes and Dick Ket , Gustave Van de Woestijne ( right) from Belgium
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Post by: Maciek on November 04, 2008, 02:12:25 PM
I think I'm on a roll. Oh, well... ::)

Here are some of his paintings as filler (actually, I should mention that I'm NOT especially fond of any of those photographic self-portraits, while I do enjoy some of the paintings):

Very early (1911) Witkacy:
(http://www.witkacy.hg.pl/galeria/imgs/komp5.jpg)

Slightly Dali-ish Witkacy (1921):
(http://www.witkacy.hg.pl/galeria/imgs/bajka.jpg)

Typical "formist" period (ie. 1918-24) Witkacy:
(http://www.zwoje-scrolls.com/zwoje28/wit25.jpg)  (http://www.zwoje-scrolls.com/zwoje28/wit11.jpg)

Definitely most typical Witkacy (1927) - especially since it's pastel, a technique he seemed to favor:
(http://www.witkacy.hg.pl/galeria/imgs/falsz.jpg)

Another pastel:
(http://www.mati.com.pl/kultura/zabytki/portmaru.jpg)

1930, "Thawing face":
(http://www.zwoje-scrolls.com/zwoje28/wit21.jpg)

And any 20th century music lover's elementary Witkacy - the famous Szymanowski portrait:
(http://www.berkshirereview.net/images/szymanowsky_witkacy.jpg)
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Post by: pjme on November 04, 2008, 02:17:24 PM
 :)Great stuff Maciek! wonderful discoveries.
I'll just trow in one last old photograph from my collection...( well, you get 3 "hommes à moustaches!)...some famous moustaches!

Georges Rodenbach (Doornik 16 juli 1855-1898) of "Bruges la Morte"/Korngold -fame and Jules Massenet. Moustache nr 3 is an unknown dandy.
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Post by: Maciek on November 04, 2008, 02:23:13 PM
Thanks, Peter. Witkacy is considered one of the best (the best?) Polish 20th century pre-war painters. And one of the best writers of that period too (probably the best playwright of that period, a postmodernist, if you can believe it! and a very interesting novelist and philosopher, and art-theorist).

Last batch (I promise!). Self-portraits.

1913
(http://www.zwoje-scrolls.com/zwoje28/wit05.jpg)

1922
(http://www.zwoje-scrolls.com/zwoje28/wit16.jpg)

1924
(http://www.zwoje-scrolls.com/zwoje28/wit15.jpg)

1927
(http://www.muzeum.slupsk.pl/grafika/galeria/duze/m708.jpg)

1938
you already have it, several posts above (the one with the chimneys)

1939 (roughly a month before the artist's suicide - if he indeed took his own life, which is still not unanimously accepted
(http://www.zwoje-scrolls.com/zwoje28/wit23.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Maciek on November 04, 2008, 02:27:04 PM
Love those mustachioed gentlemen, Peter! :)
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Post by: pjme on November 04, 2008, 02:34:20 PM
Good night - I'm off to bed! 0:)
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Post by: Harry on November 04, 2008, 11:54:07 PM
I rather have women posted here............so much nicer to look at! :)
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Post by: Maciek on November 05, 2008, 01:50:43 AM
I think the one standing in the water is a woman.
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 05, 2008, 01:51:32 AM
Thanks, Peter. Witkacy is considered one of the best (the best?) Polish 20th century pre-war painters. And one of the best writers of that period too (probably the best playwright of that period, a postmodernist, if you can believe it! and a very interesting novelist and philosopher, and art-theorist).

I didn't know Witkiewicz (the name under which he has been translated into Dutch) was a painter, too. And a very good one he clearly is!
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Post by: pjme on November 05, 2008, 01:58:35 AM
I think the one standing in the water is a woman.

 ;D ;D ;D

The "ladyshave" wasn't yet available in those days!

Peter
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 05, 2008, 02:01:15 AM
I rather have women posted here............so much nicer to look at! :)

Maybe you could be a little bit more adventurous? People ( men or women, and everything in between) are -at least -as diverse as your CD collection.
P.
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Post by: Maciek on November 05, 2008, 02:05:57 AM
I didn't know Witkiewicz (the name under which he has been translated into Dutch) was a painter, too. And a very good one he clearly is!

Oh, not only that. He was also a professional soldier (saw the outbreak of the October Revolution with his very eyes, and this was one of the main reasons of the unforgiving pessimism of his art, as well as his suicide upon the attack of Russia on Poland in 1939). And professional photographer (as some of those self-portraits should testify) and traveler (Bronislaw Malnowski (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronisław_Malinowski) hired him as photographer when going on his Trobriand Islands expeditions).

But most of all he remains a genius of the theatre, who anticipated Ionesco and his ilk and blah blah blah (you know the astounding facts yourself).
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Post by: Maciek on November 05, 2008, 02:44:56 AM
Oh, and I should explain the problem with his name.

Witkacy was his pseudonym (indeed, he signed his paintings that way). Witkacy was actually called Stanisław Witkiewicz. But so was his father. And this father, Stanisław Witkiewicz, was also an artist (a painter, but remembered foremost as an architect - creator of the "Zakopane style (http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Styl_zakopiański)" in architecture). And of course, the father was already well known at the outset of the son's career. To avoid confusion, Stanisław Witkiewicz junior took on a pseudonym (Witkacy). So he is usually referred to either as Witkacy, or as Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (to differentiate between him and his father, who was simply Stanislaw Witkiewicz).
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Post by: ezodisy on November 05, 2008, 03:01:09 AM


Karl SCHMIDT-ROTTLUFF



Ludwig Kirchner



was looking at the S-R in Tate Modern couple weekends ago, have loved Kirchner ever since an RA retro. Would add Giacometti as a favourite for those long melting statues.

Cracked mirror Witkacy is good. Not a great admirer otherwise, find him a bit too much of an all-consuming genius for my taste.

Quote
Ekaterina Maximova as Katya, The Stone Flower (1959) Photo: Y. Umnov

You must have a fair choice of Ekaterinas in Belgrade.

Quote
Chaim Soutine

nice one, new to me.

Maybe you could be a little bit more adventurous? People ( men or women, and everything in between) are -at least -as diverse as your CD collection.
P.

You might be surprised by what you find underneath that calm domesticated guise.
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Post by: Maciek on November 05, 2008, 03:10:48 AM
Cracked mirror Witkacy is good. Not a great admirer otherwise, find him a bit too much of an all-consuming genius for my taste.

Well, I've never seen any of the English translations but somehow wouldn't expect them to be very good. It would take a really excellent translator to do his plays justice, not to mention the novels. What have you read? Are all of the novels available in English? Does he ever get staged in the UK?
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Post by: Haffner on November 05, 2008, 06:02:50 AM
Gorgeous.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             



(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i97/Apostate_2006/RainbowintheStorm.jpg)
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Post by: Kullervo on November 05, 2008, 06:04:29 AM
You might be surprised by what you find underneath that calm domesticated guise.

 ;D
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Post by: Harry on November 05, 2008, 06:47:55 AM
Lovely room.

You see, what you can see, still you miss a lot.....at times! ;)
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Post by: pjme on November 05, 2008, 07:07:15 AM
 ;D

the bedspread is colorful!
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Post by: Florestan on November 05, 2008, 07:18:11 AM
Envy, envy...  ;D
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Post by: vandermolen on November 05, 2008, 08:59:18 AM
Here is a painting I like by Caspar David Friedrich; very romantic and atmospheric. My appreciation of this painting, however, has been somewhat compromised by a student of mine who pointed out the main characters appear to be sitting on a roast chicken. So, I thought it best to point this out to everyone else too  ;D ;D

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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 05, 2008, 09:22:22 AM
Here is a painting I like by Caspar David Friedrich; very romantic and atmospheric. My appreciation of this painting, however, has been somewhat compromised by a student of mine who pointed out the main characters appear to be sitting on a roast chicken. So, I thought it best to point this out to everyone else too  ;D ;D

I like chicken, so - beautiful picture.  ;) (Btw - there is a Caspar David Friedrich exhibition in Amsterdam at the moment, and I'm going there with my cousin later in the month.)
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Post by: Kullervo on November 05, 2008, 09:24:05 AM
Maybe he was attempting to start a school of Culinary Surrealism?
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 05, 2008, 09:31:38 AM
Maybe he was attempting to start a school of Culinary Surrealism?

 ;D (That's genius for you, always ahead of the curve.)
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Post by: vandermolen on November 05, 2008, 01:51:50 PM
I like chicken, so - beautiful picture.  ;) (Btw - there is a Caspar David Friedrich exhibition in Amsterdam at the moment, and I'm going there with my cousin later in the month.)

How exciting. I am most jealous. In 1985 I was hoping to see some of his work when I went to the Hermitage in Leningrad (as it then was). The room with the Friedrich paintings in was closed  >:( However, I have seen quite a few in exhibitions of German Romantic painting. He is a really interesting painter.
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 05, 2008, 01:57:53 PM
How exciting. I am most jealous. In 1985 I was hoping to see some of his work when I went to the Hermitage in Leningrad (as it then was). The room with the Friedrich paintings in was closed  >:( However, I have seen quite a few in exhibitions of German Romantic painting. He is a really interesting painter.

Well, I am going to the 'Hermitage Amsterdam', a sort of branch of the Petersburg Hermitage. I suspect I'll see the paintings you missed.  :'(

http://www.hermitage.nl/en/content.htm

Click on Exhibition...
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Post by: Dundonnell on November 05, 2008, 05:14:52 PM
Ok, one of my favourite photos....mainly because I took it ;D ;D

It was taken on the Latrabjarg Cliffs of north-western Iceland at about 10.30pm ;D and shows husband returning to the burrow after a hard day's work out on the waters between Iceland and Greenland
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Post by: pjme on November 06, 2008, 12:34:05 AM
(http://cgfa.sunsite.dk/parrish/parrish2.jpg)

Maxfield Parrish 1870 - 1966

see:http://cgfa.sunsite.dk/parrish/parrish_bio.htm

Maxfield Parrish was one of America's most beloved artists working during the "Golden Age of American Illustration." He achieved incredible artistic renown and critical acclaim during his lifetime and has continued to interest new audiences ever since. His prolific body of work has been reproduced in books, calendars, art prints, advertisements, and magazines for generations. His paintings and murals always utilized a unique juxtaposition of designed elements, luminescent colors, photorealistic subjects and romantic images which combined to captivate his viewers.

Maxfield Parrish so dominated the images America loved that in the 1920's one out of four homes had his world of make-believe hanging on their walls. In a survey taken in 1925, van Gogh, Cezanne and Parrish were thought to be the three greatest artists of all time. Consequently, Maxfield Parrish was the single most popular American artist of the early decades of the 20th century. The continuing demand for his art prints today indicates America's fondness for his fantasy images.

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Post by: pjme on November 06, 2008, 12:42:15 AM
(http://cgfa.sunsite.dk/parrish/parris17.jpg)

I'm sure all those lovers of 19th/early 20th century academic art will enjoy Parrish' works. The sweetness of most paintings is ..cloying, but some of these exuberant visions are quite captivating.
Peter
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Post by: ezodisy on November 16, 2008, 10:33:28 AM
not exactly a picture -- Ladybug flight in slow motion

http://uk.youtube.com/v/S77SYgOZXfg
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Post by: mozartsneighbor on November 16, 2008, 01:33:08 PM
I went to a new Hopper exhibition at the Kunsthalle, here in Vienna. One of the painters most dear to me. They only had 9 Hopper paintings, but the exhibition made up for it very cleverly by including work by other artists influenced by him (50% of which were actually pretty interesting) including some very recent ones; by showing Hopper's influence on Jim Jarmusch's films, which I like; and by discussing the factors that influenced Hopper, including his fascination with cinema. You could even watch a movie from the 1940's that Hopper liked, called "Sudden Fear" I think -- and the train travel scenes are uncannily similar to some of Hopper's paintings.
Hopper can be a bit misleading. His paintings may look realist, but in fact they are not really so. These are often such simple scenes but the atmosphere and feelings they convey are so difficult to pin down, but so right on the money at the same time about what it is like to be human and to be alive.
(http://www.merrimentdesign.com/images/hopper_2.jpg)
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 17, 2008, 01:59:03 PM
Thanks, mozartsneighbor. Another Hopper fan here.
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Post by: greg on November 17, 2008, 02:19:18 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/62/Large_lovecraft_1-2-3.JPG)
Awesome picture and quote!
Says exactly what i like about Brahms...... the 'mist' in his compositional language is definitely his own (actually, constant use of a 'blurred' bar line is part of this). 
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Post by: mn dave on November 17, 2008, 02:22:50 PM
Thanks.

That's Michael Whelan art by the way.

http://www.michaelwhelan.com/
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Post by: mn dave on November 17, 2008, 02:29:58 PM
I also like John Jude Palencar.

http://www.johnjudepalencar.com/

Both this work and the one above can be found as cover art to short story collections by H.P. Lovecraft.   >:D
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Post by: Haffner on November 17, 2008, 02:34:48 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/62/Large_lovecraft_1-2-3.JPG)


Dude! Obituary, "Cause of Death".
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Post by: mn dave on November 17, 2008, 02:37:31 PM

Dude! Obituary, "Cause of Death".

Well, it was a Lovecraft book cover first.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 17, 2008, 02:39:43 PM
I like these pieces of 'horror art'. But they aren't very Lovecraftian, in my opinion. Lovecraft is much cooler, not so overt.
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Post by: mn dave on November 17, 2008, 02:44:44 PM
I like these pieces of 'horror art'. But they aren't very Lovecraftian, in my opinion. Lovecraft is much cooler, not so overt.

Yeah. I like them as art. My liking them doesn't have much to do with their being wrapped around Lovecraft's stories.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on November 18, 2008, 03:54:35 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/LancHid45.jpg)

Budapest Chain Bridge following the Siege of Budapest

of course 'like' isn't the right word for this.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on November 18, 2008, 03:59:35 AM
I like Edward Hopper too.

Here is a favourite of mine: Magritte's "Homesickness"

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: маразм1 on November 18, 2008, 10:26:45 AM
(http://inventorspot.com/files/images/Deer%20Butt%20Doorbell.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on November 18, 2008, 11:09:22 AM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Picture1-2.png)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: mn dave on November 18, 2008, 11:12:11 AM
 >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on November 18, 2008, 11:19:04 AM
I like that one, too.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: маразм1 on November 18, 2008, 11:49:50 AM
ha
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dundonnell on November 19, 2008, 09:30:56 AM
(http://cgfa.sunsite.dk/parrish/parris17.jpg)

I'm sure all those lovers of 19th/early 20th century academic art will enjoy Parrish' works. The sweetness of most paintings is ..cloying, but some of these exuberant visions are quite captivating.
Peter

That is a wonderful picture!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on November 19, 2008, 09:33:39 AM
Were Parrish's lenses tinted . . . rose?  ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 19, 2008, 11:38:01 AM
No, but he always wore the same pink jacket! ;)

(http://www.painterskeys.com/clickbacks/images/featured_artist/maxfield-parrish/maxfield-parrish-photo_big.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on November 24, 2008, 07:25:03 AM
(http://www.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20081123&t=2&i=6928704&w=&r=2008-11-23T123918Z_01_SRI11_RTRIDSP_0_KASHMIR-ELECTION)

An elderly Kashmiri woman voter displays her ink-marked finger after she cast her vote during the second phase of local elections in Lar, 35 km (21 miles) east of Srinagar November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)


I saw this on the front page of the paper this morning and immediately went hunting for the 'Add to Faves' button. ;D (Users of Flickr may be familiar with this.)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on November 24, 2008, 08:22:40 AM
Great photo.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Anne on November 25, 2008, 10:18:18 PM
That picture of the mountains is so impressive!  Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 27, 2008, 03:29:54 AM
My absolute Magritte fave, "L'Empire des Lumieres":

(http://lewebpedagogique.com/2devadepied/files/2008/01/ma958l-empire-des-lumieres-posters.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Maciek on November 27, 2008, 03:44:05 AM
Wonderful. Haven't seen it before.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 27, 2008, 04:39:37 AM
In 2009 a new Magritte museum ( the "Altenloh-building) will be opened in the center of Brussel's artistic heart - near the Fine Arts Museum and the Museum for musical Instruments.
The Museum will house more than 170 works by Magritte.

Not all Magritte's are breathtaking masterpieces...but Brussels can finaly show one of it's famous artists in a contemporary and welcoming setting.

One can also visit:
http://www.magrittemuseum.be/code/nl/index4.htm
The René Magritte Museum occupies the house in which the Belgian surrealist painter worked nearly 24 years of his life.
On the ground floor the museum presents the appartment which the painter rented together with his wife Georgette from 1930 to 1954, as well as a biographical exhibition dedicated to the painter.

Peter


Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on December 02, 2008, 07:01:15 AM
What?

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/NotYourMothersHysterectomy.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 02, 2008, 08:20:45 AM
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9979/fallingsoldierkr0.jpg) (http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/9025/1944normandylstkr6.jpg)

What?

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/NotYourMothersHysterectomy.jpg)

Hehe wat
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on December 02, 2008, 10:12:47 AM
What?

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/NotYourMothersHysterectomy.jpg)  (http://www.healthaffairs.uci.edu/urology/prostate/Images/robot_5.jpg)

The da Vinci Robot (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.healthaffairs.uci.edu/urology/prostate/Images/robot_5.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.healthaffairs.uci.edu/urology/prostate/daVinci.html&usg=__48njyENvAH-Y2aqLnPBhQST7hfw=&h=1125&w=853&sz=119&hl=en&start=4&um=1&tbnid=otS_pxzVWEVY4M:&tbnh=150&tbnw=114&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dda%2Bvinci%2Brobot%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4DMUS_en___US204%26sa%3DN)  :o - a new approach to minimally invasive surgery - being used at my institution, mainly by the urologists for kidney and prostate surgery - Star Wars comes to medicine!  8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on December 02, 2008, 10:14:20 AM
(http://www.fredunzel.com/traductions/Interviews/maestro/maestro02.jpg)

Zappa: Look man, you're not fooling anyone with that combover.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on December 02, 2008, 10:26:57 AM
(http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/9025/1944normandylstkr6.jpg)

which film had that violent unloading onto the beach? Was it Saving Private Ryan? I think it was Spielberg film.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Bulldog on December 02, 2008, 10:33:51 AM
which film had that violent unloading onto the beach? Was it Saving Private Ryan? I think it was Spielberg film.

You're right on all counts.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on December 02, 2008, 10:45:49 AM
Thanks. That's a very powerful opening. I've only seen it once, though I've caught the final half of the film 3 or 4 times  ::) That would make for one of the more harrowing moments in life
Title: Pictures I Don't Like
Post by: karlhenning on December 03, 2008, 01:54:49 PM
Oof.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Keemun on December 03, 2008, 03:08:26 PM
(http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/6/4/1945216/Dore%2C%20Gustav%20-%20Purgatory%2C%20Dante%20Among%20the%20Slothful%2C%201868.jpg)

Dore - Purgatory, Dante Among the Slothful
___________________

(http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/6/4/1945216/Van%20Gogh%2C%20Vincent%20-%20The%20Garden%20of%20Saint%20Paul%27s%20Hospital%20%28The%20Fall%20of%20the%20Leaves%27%29%2C%201889.jpg)

Van Gogh - The Garden of Saint Paul's Hospital ("The Fall of the Leaves")
___________________

(http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/6/4/1945216/Van%20Gogh%2C%20Vincent%20-%20The%20Garden%20of%20Saint%20Paul%27s%20Hospital%2C%201889.jpg)

Van Gogh - The Garden of Saint Paul's Hospital
___________________

(http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/6/4/1945216/Friedrich%2C%20Caspar%20David%20-%20Cloister%20Graveyard%20in%20the%20Snow.jpg)

Friedrich - Cloister Graveyard in the Snow
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on December 04, 2008, 11:16:16 AM
Les bains!  ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on December 04, 2008, 01:05:36 PM
It's the apparent caption, actually:
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on December 04, 2008, 05:39:55 PM
It's the apparent caption, actually:
I don't think they're going to sell it very well that way.....
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 07, 2008, 09:28:35 PM
(http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/6692/brennesselnhd0.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on December 10, 2008, 09:39:50 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on December 14, 2008, 03:01:38 PM
wat

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/imgad.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on December 14, 2008, 03:05:13 PM
wat

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/imgad.jpg)


50%!? That's amazing. I never need worry about the cost of buying diaper cakes again.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on December 14, 2008, 06:01:00 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/56/John_Henry_Fuseli_-_The_Nightmare.JPG/752px-John_Henry_Fuseli_-_The_Nightmare.JPG)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on December 15, 2008, 12:40:23 AM
Well, I quite understand, what's not to like there!  >:D


Stourhead Dorset Dec 08

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Dorset%20Dec%2008/IMG_8495.jpg)

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Dorset%20Dec%2008/IMG_8510.jpg)

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Dorset%20Dec%2008/IMG_8516.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on December 15, 2008, 12:46:32 AM
Gold Hill Shaftsbury Dec 08

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Dorset%20Dec%2008/IMG_8474.jpg)

One of our many kiddy-cash machines

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Dorset%20Dec%2008/IMG_8486.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 15, 2008, 01:31:06 AM
Nice pictures, Mike!

[Why are those cash machines set so low? Are there many midgets down there?  ;) ]
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: springrite on December 15, 2008, 01:36:46 AM
Nice pictures, Mike!

[Why are those cash machines set so low? Are there many midgets down there?  ;) ]

Maybe it is a multi-function cash machine that you can also kneel and pray, as well as do confessions.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on December 15, 2008, 01:58:36 AM
Nice pictures, Mike!

[Why are those cash machines set so low? Are there many midgets down there?  ;) ]

It was a mystery to me. I think they are challenged in several ways there, but height is not one.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 15, 2008, 03:14:46 AM
Maybe it is a multi-function cash machine that you can also kneel and pray, as well as do confessions.

It was a mystery to me. I think they are challenged in several ways there, but height is not one.

 ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: springrite on December 15, 2008, 03:43:56 AM

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Dorset%20Dec%2008/IMG_8486.jpg)


If I am not mistaken, that does appear to be a wheelchair access ATM. Doesn't it look like the lady is in a wheelchair?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 15, 2008, 03:54:36 AM
If I am not mistaken, that does appear to be a wheelchair access ATM. Doesn't it look like the lady is in a wheelchair?

That lady is Mike's wife, if I'm not mistaken, and she is certainly not disabled!  ;D

O, Paul, my dear friend Lena is in Beijing...

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: springrite on December 15, 2008, 04:52:46 AM
That lady is Mike's wife, if I'm not mistaken, and she is certainly not disabled!  ;D

O, Paul, my dear friend Lena is in Beijing...



That appears to be my alma mater Beijing University!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 15, 2008, 05:14:34 AM
That appears to be my alma mater Beijing University!

She is staying there (rented a room on the campus), doing research for her dissertation. Next month she'll be going to Shanghai. (And now she's down with flu, she just wrote to me...)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on December 18, 2008, 11:33:13 AM
(http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/images/hs-2008-42-a-web.jpg)

No photoshoppery here. That's Ganymede, one of Jupiter's natural satellites, and the largest of its kind in the solar system (well, if you don't count Titan's atmosphere), about to eclipsed by its parent planet.

This was taken by the Hubble back in April '07. Best viewed as large. Other sizes available here (http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/42/image/a/).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on December 18, 2008, 11:36:58 AM
Indeed; that lady is my wife and is not disabled. It is the only cash machine that Building Society has. I think it unlikely it was placed with thought of helping chair-bound people, it could not have been sited higher up.

Mike

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on December 18, 2008, 11:39:52 AM
Thomas Cole

(http://www.bergoiata.org/fe/hudson-river-school/landscape_art_csg026_the_voyage_of_life_youth-thomas_cole.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on December 18, 2008, 04:47:52 PM
Gold Hill Shaftsbury Dec 08

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Dorset%20Dec%2008/IMG_8474.jpg)

One of our many kiddy-cash machines

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Dorset%20Dec%2008/IMG_8486.jpg)

Mike

I know Gold Hill (of Hovis advert fame) well as good friends of mine live in Shaftesbury. Also Stourhead is somewhere I have been to many times. A very beautiful spot.  Mike, do you live iin the vicinity?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dundonnell on December 18, 2008, 04:51:14 PM
Thomas Cole

(http://www.bergoiata.org/fe/hudson-river-school/landscape_art_csg026_the_voyage_of_life_youth-thomas_cole.jpg)

I like that pricture very much :) Gorgeously lush :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on December 19, 2008, 01:07:12 AM
"I know Gold Hill (of Hovis advert fame) well as good friends of mine live in Shaftesbury. Also Stourhead is somewhere I have been to many times. A very beautiful spot.  Mike, do you live iin the vicinity?"

Not  very close, about 60 miles away in Gloucestershire. We went there for a couple of days and heard my boss play the solo in Beethoven's 3rd piano concerto, she was excellent. We were lucky with the weather, cold but sunny.

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Dorset%20Dec%2008/IMG_8494.jpg)

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Dorset%20Dec%2008/IMG_8493.jpg)

A couple more of Stourhead.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on December 19, 2008, 02:43:33 AM
Two photo's I recently discovered :
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on December 19, 2008, 02:44:29 AM
Nr 2
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 19, 2008, 04:39:22 AM
They are adorable :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on December 22, 2008, 07:05:48 AM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/238/516225344_1d25bc5f7f_b.jpg)

Note the scare-quotes. They aren't really sexy.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 22, 2008, 07:29:34 AM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/238/516225344_1d25bc5f7f_b.jpg)

Note the scare-quotes. They aren't really sexy.

What the heck? :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on December 22, 2008, 08:38:01 AM
Frottage I assume.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on December 22, 2008, 10:47:25 PM
Note that they also sell carefree ones. I'd like a carefree christmas tree! :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on December 26, 2008, 05:37:24 AM
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1313/149/54/504200998/n504200998_1147506_6983.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on December 26, 2008, 08:09:51 AM
Just returned from a long weekend to Atlanta, GA - mainly went to see the King Tut & Louvre Museum Exhibits, but at the High Museum there, a small exhibit on the Chinese Terracotta Army was also being presented which impressed us tremendously; only about a dozen actual figures were there, and the pic below just shows a sampling of the 'thousands' of buried warriors, horses, etc. - the short Wiki Article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terracotta_Army) provides a few details on the numbers discovered (and yet to be) so far and additional images to show the enormous size of this project!  :)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/14/Terracotta_Army_Pit_1_-_2.jpg/800px-Terracotta_Army_Pit_1_-_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on December 26, 2008, 10:06:32 AM
*Could not find a picture online* :( I purchased an autobiography of Zubin Mehta yesterday. Among the many pictures printed, one from his personal collection was pretty nice. A photo taken during a trip to an Antarctic island, Mehta is wearing his formal concert attire and a big smile on his face, and hands raised, with baton on the right. Around him and as far as the eye can see Emperor Penguins dot the landscape.

The caption reads: Finally a big enough orchestra to play Mahler's 8th Symphony; about two hundred thousand emperor penguins on an island, South Georgia, during an Antarctic cruise; a photograph by my wife Nancy.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on December 26, 2008, 06:53:24 PM
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1313/149/54/504200998/n504200998_1147506_6983.jpg)
I bet you 50 bucks that gas station was run by a redneck or an Indian.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 26, 2008, 08:44:00 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/56/John_Henry_Fuseli_-_The_Nightmare.JPG/752px-John_Henry_Fuseli_-_The_Nightmare.JPG)

He looks for all the world like he won at the Shire's county fair shooting gallery and has no idea what to do of his prize...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on December 28, 2008, 05:37:40 AM
Now that's Italian advertisement! - LavAzza is the brand name of the coffee.



haha great ad :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on December 29, 2008, 10:02:39 AM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Idontknow.jpg)

wat
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on December 29, 2008, 10:06:38 AM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Idontknow.jpg)

wat

This could only possibly be better if that man was supposed to be Elvis.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on December 29, 2008, 10:12:48 AM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Idontknowcopy.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on December 29, 2008, 03:07:13 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Idontknowcopy.jpg)


My life has meaning again.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on December 29, 2008, 03:12:54 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Idontknow.jpg)

wat
He's not so tough- he needed knives. They needed some African warrior that could crush their heads with his fist.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on December 30, 2008, 12:39:02 AM
 ;D

(http://www.kuuke.nl/kuuke/uploads/images/hercules/nemeaanse%20leeuw.jpg)

P.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on December 30, 2008, 01:14:07 PM
(http://www.moistworks.com/images/art_cotton.jpg)

A special kind of nostagia.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on December 30, 2008, 05:56:38 PM
(http://www.moistworks.com/images/art_cotton.jpg)

A special kind of nostagia.


Hi Mike - just curious why you chose a picture of Elizabeth Cotton?  She was a wonderful folk guitarist & singer from North Carolina (born in Chapel Hill in 1895 - home of UNC!) - for those wanting to hear this person, check out the disc below - Dave  :D

(http://waxidermy.com/images/cotten.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on December 30, 2008, 09:09:20 PM
(http://www.moistworks.com/images/art_cotton.jpg)

A special kind of nostagia.

Mike

Great pic.



Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on December 31, 2008, 03:53:35 AM
It is such a great picture. A woman, black who contributed to music with her 'Cotton picking' guitar figurations. But really, it is the photo rather than the story behind it.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on January 02, 2009, 05:43:17 AM
Chaiten volcano erupts in Chile — positively Mordor-esque.

(http://i30.tinypic.com/vcuzq8.jpg)

(http://agaudi.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/volcan-chaiten_1.jpg?w=460&h=306)

(http://agaudi.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/volcan-chaiten_2.jpg?w=460&h=300)

(http://agaudi.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/volcan-chaiten_3.jpg?w=460&h=306)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on January 02, 2009, 06:12:16 AM
That's incredible!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on January 02, 2009, 06:13:54 AM
I had the first on my desktop for awhile. Incredible at first, but it got old so quickly, somehow.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on January 04, 2009, 06:49:08 PM
I like this pic. There's even a newspaper version of it.
My dad in computer literacy classes.  :)
He's the happy guy third from the right, uncle is the second dude on the right, both bottom row.

http://www.somerset-kentucky.com/archivesearch/images_sizedimage_361023029/resources_photoview
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Keemun on January 04, 2009, 07:51:56 PM
He's the happy guy third from the right....

Nice. ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on January 04, 2009, 07:57:42 PM
Nice. ;D
actually, the happy guy that's 4th from the right.

(on the top row)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Keemun on January 04, 2009, 08:11:33 PM
actually, the happy guy that's 4th from the right.

(on the top row)

Do you mean 5th from the right?  I could be wrong, but 4th from the right (top row) doesn't look like a guy....   :-\
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on January 04, 2009, 08:12:56 PM
Do you mean 5th from the right?  I could be wrong, but 4th from the right (top row) doesn't look like a guy....   :-\
yeah, that was the joke.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on January 06, 2009, 10:41:14 AM
was googling for an image and came across this, which I like, for obvious enough reasons, I suppose

(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/adc/10073532B~The-Precipice-Posters.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on January 06, 2009, 10:44:01 AM
was googling for an image and came across this, which I like, for obvious enough reasons, I suppose

It's the hat, isn't it? One can tell from your avatar.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brewski on January 06, 2009, 10:52:33 AM
The city of San Francisco, made out of Jell-O by Liz Hickok.  Her website is here (http://www.lizhickok.com/index.html). 

--Bruce
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on January 06, 2009, 11:17:02 AM
It's the hat, isn't it? One can tell from your avatar.

haha you know I just noticed that someone uploaded the entire film to Youtube, albeit without English subs. I should download it again now that I have the time adjuster programme which you recommended. It works well. Anyway yeah it's the hat, as looking at anything else in the picture would be rather depressing
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 08, 2009, 08:21:06 PM
Our Menorah on 'our' last night w/ all candles burning - a yearly event for us this time of the year; now, I know that Hanukkah has ended but we're never home 8 nights in a row for dinner, so just extend the experience - Susan orders 'hand-made' candles which burn evenly and w/ no drippings - the Menorah is beautifully made (she now has about a half dozen  - kind of a mini-collection, but this is the one that we've used for a while) -  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Keemun on January 08, 2009, 08:59:51 PM
(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=304.0;attach=14426;image)

I really like that, and I've never even considered myself a fan of Jell-O art.  8)


(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=304.0;attach=14530;image)

That's a beautiful menorah.  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on January 09, 2009, 10:21:12 AM
I don't necessarily "like" this picture. It's the timing that amazes me.

(http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/gaza_01_07/g01_17466895.jpg)

More images from the recent events at Gaza are available here (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/01/scenes_from_the_gaza_strip.html).


Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on January 09, 2009, 10:31:58 AM
It's the timing that amazes me.

Nowadays photojournalists seem to get it rather easy in regard to this - 5 fps burst modes at high quality, possible to continue for several dozen seconds...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on January 17, 2009, 07:26:30 AM
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4402/81428441gv7.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Wanderer on January 17, 2009, 11:58:56 AM
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9232/17012009160ac4.jpg)(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6569/17012009164kd0.jpg)(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9679/17012009166kq9.jpg)(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3181/17012009167mq5.jpg)

From today's trip to Nafplion.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on January 17, 2009, 12:03:22 PM
I've never been to Nafplion; but I never knew it was that beautiful.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on January 17, 2009, 01:12:33 PM
I've never been to Nafplion; but I never knew it was that beautiful.


Ditto. Fantastic, inspiring photos.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 17, 2009, 02:33:09 PM
Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth, controversial American artist who just died at age 91 y/o - probably one of his most famous paintings below; not too long ago I saw an excellent exhibition of his 'Helga' works (many media), of which he did numerous ones over a 15-year period.  :)

(http://christinasworld.com.au/images/christinas_world_wyeth.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Bogey on January 17, 2009, 02:58:14 PM
Our Menorah on 'our' last night w/ all candles burning - a yearly event for us this time of the year; now, I know that Hanukkah has ended but we're never home 8 nights in a row for dinner, so just extend the experience - Susan orders 'hand-made' candles which burn evenly and w/ no drippings - the Menorah is beautifully made (she now has about a half dozen  - kind of a mini-collection, but this is the one that we've used for a while) -  :)

Very nice Dave.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on January 19, 2009, 11:54:46 AM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2057/2241228011_60932feb20.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DFO on January 19, 2009, 01:09:09 PM
Beautiful
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on January 20, 2009, 02:43:09 AM
(http://marvaoguide.com/images/stories/telepulesfotok/bosnia/mostar.jpg)

(http://w3.gazi.edu.tr/web/mzeki/bosna/Mostar%20Bridge%201.jpg)

rebuilt old bridge in Mostar, Bosna and Herzegovina

for different angle

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/07/in_pictures_enl_1185362546/img/1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: vandermolen on January 20, 2009, 04:40:55 AM
St Paul's in the Blitz:
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on January 21, 2009, 07:31:27 AM
Landscape in the Mist - Angelopoulos

god what a film this is
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on January 21, 2009, 07:50:46 AM
That last one (mist), I like.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on January 21, 2009, 07:57:12 AM
That last one (mist), I like.

yeah me too. And when you see the mist lifting accompanied by this music....

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TxnIIegjNok
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dax on January 21, 2009, 11:35:18 AM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/84/266600668_453bb2e0b2.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dax on January 21, 2009, 11:41:10 AM
(http://marynowsky.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/hiro1a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on January 21, 2009, 11:53:21 AM
(http://marynowsky.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/hiro1a.jpg)

haha wtf?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on January 21, 2009, 02:48:56 PM
 ;D  :o

(http://gustavmahler.net.free.fr/image/caric1st.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on January 22, 2009, 08:55:12 AM
^

Love it! ;D


What language is it, by the way, spelling Mahler without the H?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Wanderer on January 22, 2009, 09:28:10 AM
Landscape in the Mist - Angelopoulos

god what a film this is

The first one shows Thessaloniki's seafront; (one end of) Aristotle Square lies between the two buildings with the columnades and extends uphill towards the Byzantine basilica of St. Demetrius. You can't tell from the picture but it's actually a very nice spot.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ezodisy on January 22, 2009, 09:49:20 AM
^

Love it! ;D



What language is it, by the way, spelling Mahler without the H?

Hungarian, no?

The first one shows Thessaloniki's seafront; (one end of) Aristotle Square lies between the two buildings with the columnades and extends uphill towards the Byzantine basilica of St. Demetrius. You can't tell from the pict
ure but it's actually a very nice spot.

I'm sure it's lovely
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on January 22, 2009, 10:08:10 AM
Hungarian, no?

I also just noticed the Z after the S in Szyfonia. So, likely.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dax on January 22, 2009, 11:51:19 AM
haha wtf?

Japanese acoustic locators from the 1930s - one of those figures is supposed to be Hirohito.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_war_tuba

Sorry to disappoint those who thought it was a still from The Jericho Project . . .
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 01, 2009, 07:33:26 PM
This is ludicrous! Why can't I?  >:(  :'(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on March 03, 2009, 06:38:58 PM
   (http://web.ripnet.com/~nimmos/images/next_to_queen.jpg)

Mercifully this grinning brave is not standing on guard... :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on March 04, 2009, 08:11:19 AM
(http://www.mikero.com/blogpics/darwin-1-sm.gif)

More here (http://www.mikero.com/blog/2009/02/20/more-darwin).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on March 04, 2009, 06:44:28 PM
Well, did not want to start a 'new thread' on this topic, i.e. horse riding, but below is my most recent aquisition purchased by my wife today!  Yes, a helmet to wear while riding a horse!  :o 8)

Last year, Susan (the LOML) started to take horse lessons (in Piedmont North Carolina, there are plenty of opportunities) - why?  Well, we take many long weekend trips to the ocean & the mountains, and there are plenty of chances for us to do many activities, including riding horses; she had no experience & I've not ridden horses since my teen years (40+ yrs ago!) - HELP, should I do this!

Friday, we are going for a 'horse lesson' (my second - she has had a half dozen so far, but I'm the better 'athletic learner') - now I'll have my own helmet - thrilled!  Now I do love the beauty of horses, their fabulous history w/ humans, and their character - looking forward to the experience (despite my age!).

At the end of this month, we are taking a short vacation to northern Florida (Ponte Vedra, south of Jacksonville) - we'll be visiting St. Augustine (the oldest European city on the USA continent - have not been there in 20+ yrs) - guess what?  The resort we are staying at offers horse riding on the beaches, so I guess that I'll be packing that helmet shown below!  ;) ;D


(http://www.horsetackco.com/images/legacy14navy.jpg)  (http://www.somersettouristguide.com/Articles/Horse%20riding%20XSmall.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 06, 2009, 08:19:01 PM
I designed the South Park characters.  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on March 07, 2009, 04:32:10 AM
Well, Greg, one way or another....Gay Cuban Communist....is a lifestyle choice for you and no doubt to be as short lived as a lot of your ideas.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 07, 2009, 08:07:32 AM
Well, Greg, one way or another....Gay Cuban Communist....is a lifestyle choice for you and no doubt to be as short lived as a lot of your ideas.

Mike

(http://stkylies.co.uk/Talk%20to%20the%20hand.jpg)
Gay Cuban Communism Forever!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on March 07, 2009, 08:39:14 AM
The guy in that picture has DISGUSTING fingernails. (http://www.overthegardengate.net/forums/chat/images/puke.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: nut-job on March 07, 2009, 09:12:53 AM
this almost makes me not want to be a Gay Cuban Communist anymore...

I'm looking forward to the moment when Greg actually talks to a girl, so he doesn't have to post pictures from web sites anymore.   ::)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 07, 2009, 08:09:43 PM
I'm looking forward to the moment when Greg actually talks to a girl, so he doesn't have to post pictures from web sites anymore.   ::)

I talk to girls every single day, whether I want to or not.  :P
They might be adorable, but nothing like the pics I just posted... that's why I have no reason to post their pics.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: nut-job on March 08, 2009, 08:55:14 AM
I talk to girls every single day, whether I want to or not.  :P
They might be adorable, but nothing like the pics I just posted... that's why I have no reason to post their pics.

Every photo you post is a stereotypical docile, submissive adorable child-woman.  Then you patiently explain to us that every girl you come across is to unintelligent to interest you, in a series of a dozen obsessive posts.  Keep up this misogynistic attitude and you'll still be posting these pictures form the old folks home.
 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 08, 2009, 05:22:34 PM
Every photo you post is a stereotypical docile, submissive adorable child-woman.  Then you patiently explain to us that every girl you come across is to unintelligent to interest you, in a series of a dozen obsessive posts.  Keep up this misogynistic attitude and you'll still be posting these pictures form the old folks home.
 
You have a point- though the thing is, I don't know many- just the same few that I talk to consistently. Let's keep this to this thread, though:

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=post;topic=1590.280;num_replies=293

i'm feeling compelled to write an essay.  :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on March 09, 2009, 10:06:43 AM
You have a point- though the thing is, I don't know many- just the same few that I talk to consistently. Let's keep this to this thread, though:

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=post;topic=1590.280;num_replies=293

i'm feeling compelled to write an essay.  :P

Please; don't feel compelled to post it on this site.  8)

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on March 15, 2009, 03:44:13 AM
(http://www.coasttocoastam.com/timages/page/CreepyTree030109a.jpg)

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/gen/page2970.html?theme=light
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 15, 2009, 06:20:15 PM
(http://www.coasttocoastam.com/timages/page/CreepyTree030109a.jpg)

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/gen/page2970.html?theme=light
Could've been photoshopped.... if not, awesome!  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on March 16, 2009, 02:15:27 PM
Makes me think - again - of Arcimboldo :

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d2/Arcimboldovertemnus.jpeg/250px-Arcimboldovertemnus.jpeg)


P.


Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on March 16, 2009, 02:17:46 PM
...or , this photo by Bas Dekker  ;D

(http://basdekker.eu/afbeeldingen/fotografie/bomen/001140-ps1-knot-es-medium.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on March 18, 2009, 05:36:52 PM
A couple of months ago, taken from my front porch, third floor.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Bogey on March 18, 2009, 05:39:10 PM
A couple of months ago, taken from my front porch, third floor.

Beautiful.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on March 19, 2009, 06:24:46 AM
These aren't very clear, but I love the effect. They are also from a couple of months ago.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on March 19, 2009, 08:29:21 AM
A couple of months ago, taken from my front porch, third floor.
Damn it, those cables are a pain for anyone who wants to take a good photo - anywhere in the world! >:(

That's a great scene, Andy. Thanks for sharing it wish us. :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on March 19, 2009, 08:43:56 AM
Damn it, those cables are a pain for anyone who wants to take a good photo - anywhere in the world! >:(

That's a great scene, Andy. Thanks for sharing it wish us. :)


Hey, thank you! Winter is the reason I stay in Vermont. I lived in Maine for fifteen years (until it got warmer there, laughing). I have to live way up north, otherwise I'm miserable.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on March 19, 2009, 10:27:43 AM
A picture Bunny would like, perhaps? ;)

http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/output/warholizer2217363.jpg

Aha! Mahler as interpreted by Andy Warhol. 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on March 24, 2009, 10:12:16 AM
Is there a lepidopterist in the house? I just found this little fellow outside my window:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3382172035_bfa42f2b3d_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3544/3382173909_6a6a5c2231.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3417/3382988066_00e3e595a7.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on March 24, 2009, 10:12:59 AM
He doesn't look little. ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on March 24, 2009, 10:13:50 AM
He was actually slightly smaller than my hand (granted, I'm not Rachmaninoff, but...)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on March 27, 2009, 01:28:32 PM
Is there a lepidopterist in the house? I just found this little fellow outside my window:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3382172035_bfa42f2b3d_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3544/3382173909_6a6a5c2231.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3417/3382988066_00e3e595a7.jpg?v=0)



That is really gorgeous.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2009, 01:29:51 PM
Tell me you did not name him Mothra, Corey. ;D

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2009, 01:33:48 PM
What you have here, I believe, is a Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus).  More here:

http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/polyphemus_moth.htm
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 27, 2009, 01:38:51 PM
If it whispers you secrets, do not listen.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kullervo on March 27, 2009, 02:20:35 PM
What you have here, I believe, is a Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus).  More here:

http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/polyphemus_moth.htm

Thanks, that is it. What an interesting creature. It's funny that they're called Polyphemus moths — If I remember correctly, Polyphemus was the cyclopian son of Poseidon in The Odyssey, whereas the moth has several eyes. ;D

 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Anne on March 28, 2009, 08:53:01 PM
http://www.urlesque.com/2008/12/12/the-cutest-little-freak-ever/

Read the comments following the pictures and you will find the answer to the question.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 29, 2009, 05:28:46 AM
One of my all-time favorites:  8)


(http://www.engrish.com//wp-content/uploads/2008/08/erection-party.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on March 30, 2009, 04:11:31 AM
(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/669/01020126281600.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: orbital on April 01, 2009, 10:21:24 PM
I am not a fan of hyperrealism but this painting (called Spiritual) by Taner Ceylan is very impressive IMO. It was recently sold at Sotheby's for a hefty price.
(http://artmagazine.arcadja.com/wp-content/gallery/090306-top-lot-eng/09-03-05-taner-ceylan-spiritual.jpg)

Link to his website: http://www.tanerceylan.com/
Warning: His paintings are very provocative. Proceed with caution  >:D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on April 02, 2009, 06:47:51 AM
A painting! :o
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: orbital on April 02, 2009, 10:49:11 AM
A painting! :o
I know, amazing. Photo-realistic painting is not something I really like, but the thing about Ceylan's paintings is that even if they were photographs they would still be beautiful.
(http://www.i-20.com/images/works/w1077.jpg)

For those New Yorkers interested, I think he's got an ongoing exhibition until May.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 04, 2009, 01:54:18 PM
Frantisek Kupka (1871–1957).

Resistance, or The Black Idol (1903).

 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on April 09, 2009, 06:04:58 AM
Greatest Rock Band ever (my opinion)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on April 09, 2009, 06:14:20 AM
The Smithsonian Institution's Flickr stream
.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on April 09, 2009, 07:15:27 AM
(http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/b1509/b1509_420.jpg)

More info here (http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/b1509/).

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on April 10, 2009, 12:11:18 AM
(http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/b1509/b1509_420.jpg)

More info here (http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/b1509/).

Hehe, that reminds me of this album cover:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41436WP7VJL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Cell-Scape-Melt-Banana/dp/B0000996HR)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on April 10, 2009, 12:18:07 AM

The last two APODs are amazing, to say the least.

09 April (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090409.html)

(http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0904/venus26march2009-4-FINAL-1_550.jpg)


10 April (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090410.html)

(http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0904/STS-119_EVA-2_20090321_192411_c800.jpg)

That was taken by an amateur astrophotographer, from the surface of the Earth.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Cato on April 11, 2009, 09:16:32 AM
(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/32000/Pirate-Obama--32161.jpg)

See also:

http://exurbanleague.com/2009/04/09/obama-issues-statement-on-the-pirate-attack.aspx (http://exurbanleague.com/2009/04/09/obama-issues-statement-on-the-pirate-attack.aspx)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on April 11, 2009, 03:24:27 PM
What's the idea behind this  ???. And why the change to pidgin pirate talk at the end ??
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on April 12, 2009, 01:24:01 AM
What's the idea behind this  ???. And why the change to pidgin pirate talk at the end ??

It's a joke, André. Or is your reaction, too?!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Cato on April 12, 2009, 06:06:02 AM
What's the idea behind this  ???. And why the change to pidgin pirate talk at the end ??

"Pidgin pirate talk"?  You're right!

It should be Parrot Pirate Talk!     0:)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on April 14, 2009, 02:29:25 PM
I imagined it was a joke, but I didn't get it. Something lost in translation ?  :-\
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on April 15, 2009, 04:28:25 AM
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/6/64/Einstienthepoet.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 15, 2009, 06:01:17 PM
Well, a few days ago, I posted the photos below in the 'vacation advisory' thread - no responses, but I thought the images attractive - for those interested in the location of these beautiful flowers, please check out that thread -  :)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/510935750_CRR5J-M.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/510935760_aQ5iN-M.jpg)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/510936045_sY5gZ-M.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/510936055_oxpy7-M.jpg)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/510936039_mzKbv-M.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/510935764_2Xxi8-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Anne on April 15, 2009, 06:41:30 PM
Beautiful flowers, Dave!  I keep expecting water to seep between the rocks in that 1st picture and trickle down the wall.  Thanks for posting them.

BTW my youngest sister (I am the oldest of 6 girls) said her son is finishing 4th year of med school and is pondering whether he should go into radiology.  When she said that, I immediately thought of you.  Also I am reading a book from last year's New York Times bestsellers.  The title is How Doctors Think written by Jerome Groopman, MD.  Chapter 8, pp. 177 - 203 discusses radiologists.  I wondered if you had read it and if you agreed with it.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 16, 2009, 05:51:36 AM
Beautiful flowers, Dave!  I keep expecting water to seep between the rocks in that 1st picture and trickle down the wall.  Thanks for posting them.

BTW my youngest sister (I am the oldest of 6 girls) said her son is finishing 4th year of med school and is pondering whether he should go into radiology.  When she said that, I immediately thought of you.  Also I am reading a book from last year's New York Times bestsellers.  The title is How Doctors Think written by Jerome Groopman, MD.  Chapter 8, pp. 177 - 203 discusses radiologists.  I wondered if you had read it and if you agreed with it.

Hi Anne - actually, that first picture is called the 'Wall of Orchids' and is much larger than I could capture on just one image; actually a small waterfall is present at one end of the wall and water is coming between the rocks in certain places - much more beautiful 'in person' - glad you like the flowers.

Well, tell your nephew, if he may be contemplating a move 'down south' to give North Carolina a thought - we have some good residencies in this state, including Wake Forest Medical Center, where I'm located.  The field is as busy as ever, so plenty of job opportunities, and if he's into computers & imaging technology, radiology is an exciting field.  If he wants any comments from me about the field and/or Wake Forest, send me a PM w/ his e-mail address - just an offering.

I've not read the book mentioned - Susan actually may have the book in the house and will look for it later; if found, I'll give those pages a read and report back!  ;D

 Hope all is well w/ you after your long recovery -  :-*   Dave
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on April 29, 2009, 03:12:19 AM
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3866/shot.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on April 29, 2009, 04:32:24 AM
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 29, 2009, 01:14:23 PM
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3866/shot.jpg)

Sara - LOL!  ;D  Can't imagine if I had to translate English to Japanese or Chinese - I've seen many 'funny' translations in these product booklets, but that is one of the tops!  Dave  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brünnhilde forever on April 30, 2009, 05:30:26 PM
Most beautiful flower pictures, Dave, thanks for posting here.

Now sit back, have a cup of espresso and appreciate Italian advertisement.  8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 01, 2009, 06:27:11 AM
(http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/3594/borbw1.jpg) (http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/3594/borbw1.jpg)

Click for larger.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 01, 2009, 06:33:22 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_bCh-gAJte7Y/SfpizXGUuWI/AAAAAAAAAZE/7Y2EytX3gPg/s1600/Jaya%2BBachchan,%2BAishwarya%2BRai,%2BAmitabh%2BBachchan,%2BAbhishek%2BBachchan.jpg)

On election day, in India, coming from the some of the biggest celebs. ;D It's usually on the index finger that the officer at the voting booth puts a drop of the indelible ink, but Bombay seems to be different.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on May 01, 2009, 05:09:05 PM
(http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/3594/borbw1.jpg) (http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/3594/borbw1.jpg)

Click for larger.

I can only guess what happened: 50000 volts and no need to incinerate the body  :o
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 09, 2009, 05:24:38 PM
Making Oxford a better place, one shark at a time...

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7946/sharkp.jpg) (http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7946/sharkp.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on May 09, 2009, 05:35:17 PM
I'd be surprised if it wasn't Van Halen performing Jump- when every time he jumps he lets out a really big fart.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 09, 2009, 06:01:58 PM
Which band is that?

Boredoms - I wasn't familiar with them until a week or two ago, neat - if weird - stuff.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on May 26, 2009, 01:00:33 PM
Well, you never know what will be waiting for you at work after a long holiday weekend; below a couple of radiographic images of the lower chest/upper abdomen (left) and much of the remainder of the abdomen (right) - just plain film imaging.

Young lady (early 20s) presented to the ED over the weekend - history could have been 'indigestion' or a 'tingling in her abdomen' -  ;) :)

Any thoughts -  8)


(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/546885050_Mqxo7-L.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/546885068_mM2ED-L.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on May 26, 2009, 01:08:24 PM
Any thoughts -  8)
Yes.  WTF?!  I presume you're sure that image was not already present on the film...?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on May 26, 2009, 04:45:31 PM
Yes.  WTF?!  I presume you're sure that image was not already present on the film...?

OK, David - this is an exam that I had to read this morning; no trickery & nothing superimposed!  ;D

Now below is a pic of the GI tract superimposed over the abdomen - so for those who may be interested, just try to 'match up' the position of the 'foreign bodies' and the GI tract organ, then go from there?  :D

(http://www.genesishealth.com/imgs/ewebeditor/E_digestiv.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on May 26, 2009, 05:06:33 PM
OK, David - this is an exam that I had to read this morning; no trickery & nothing superimposed!  ;D
So shouldn't this be in the "What are you eating?" thread?   ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on May 26, 2009, 06:26:17 PM
So shouldn't this be in the "What are you eating?" thread?   ;)

Correct!  These objects were 'injested' (but probably not that tasty!   :D).

At least a half dozen or more AA and AAA batteries (not sure of the brand from the xray appearances), but all in the stomach - removed by our gastroenterologists via upper GI endoscopy (although they likely would have passed via the other end) - patient survived and was not electrocuted!  Amazing what people will swallow or insert into their various orifices -  ;D   Dave

(http://www.cachinggear.co.uk/reviews/batteries.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 26, 2009, 11:21:38 PM
With those batteries, she could have gone on and on, and on... with her life. But, no! The medicos had to remove them.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on May 27, 2009, 04:33:38 AM
At least a half dozen or more AA and AAA batteries
Begging the question...? 

(Wait--I see it now:
"Why did you swallow all those AA & AAA batteries?"
"Because D cells were too big.")
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dr. Dread on May 27, 2009, 05:23:43 AM
(http://www.myownmusicindustry.nl/images/2008-12/metalgoat.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on May 27, 2009, 12:58:21 PM
(Wait--I see it now:
"Why did you swallow all those AA & AAA batteries?"
"Because D cells were too big.")

David - LOL!  ;D

Now I've not seen any D-cell batteries in the stomach, but I have viewed xrays of that size battery inserted into the other end of the GI tract, both by themselves and also contained in a flashlight!  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on May 27, 2009, 01:06:14 PM
David - LOL!  ;D

Now I've not seen any D-cell batteries in the stomach, but I have viewed xrays of that size battery inserted into the other end of the GI tract, both by themselves and also contained in a flashlight!  :D
Practice makes perfect?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on May 28, 2009, 02:25:42 PM
(http://marksamuels.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/peso.jpg?w=450&h=249)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dungeon Master on June 01, 2009, 07:06:37 PM
(http://kilo.naurunappula.com/nn/0/294/400/444706.jpg)

Couldn't resist.

Cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Diletante on June 01, 2009, 07:17:06 PM
Aw, Lethe, I liked the cat on your avatar...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 01, 2009, 07:21:56 PM
It will return soon, and the farmyard will once again be intact... 0:)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on June 01, 2009, 10:47:03 PM
(http://spaceweather.com/swpod2009/31may09/Schaefers1_strip.jpg)

More info here (http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=02&month=06&year=2009).

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on June 05, 2009, 02:56:28 AM
(http://kilo.naurunappula.com/nn/0/294/400/444706.jpg)

Couldn't resist.

Cheers
Rob

Brought a grin to my face. ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on June 05, 2009, 06:08:51 AM
(http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews38/black%20narcissus%20blu-ray/large/corrected/black%20narcissus%20color%20correctedtrial4.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Josquin des Prez on June 05, 2009, 06:29:28 AM
Warning: His paintings are very provocative.

You mean they are degenerate filth. Get it right.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on June 05, 2009, 08:06:36 AM
Susan & I collect Kachinas and prefer the detailed carved ones from the Hopi mesas in Arizona - more expensive, but worth the extra money - have not added one to our collection in a number of years, but the Billy Goat Fertility Katsina Doll just arrived in the mail yesterday; like the detail of the carving and also the additional pueblo features of the base; ordered from Sedona, AZ and loved the description of this kachina (or katsina) on their website: 

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The Billy Goat is an animal katsina who appears during the fast parades and in the summer. He is rarely carved as a katsina doll and appears occasionally in plaza dances, always with the clowns. He is one of the copulation Katsinam and is interested in copulating with everything in sight. His large testicles beneath his loin cloth are full of fruit and other goodies, and towards the end of the dance the aunt of the man impersonating the Billy Goat cuts off his testicles and gives the fruit and other goodies to spectators.


(http://www.kachinahouse.com/images/product/medium/1499_5_.jpg)  (http://www.kachinahouse.com/images/product/medium/1499_2_.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on June 05, 2009, 09:45:13 AM
loved the description of this kachina (or katsina) on their website

;D

Are those claws on the Goat's feet?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on June 05, 2009, 02:49:19 PM
;D

Are those claws on the Goat's feet?

Hi Opus - don't you love that 'side view'!  ;D  Just got home & took a look at our Billy Goat - hands & feet are carved to look 'human' - but remember that these are 'carved representations' of Hopi spirits, supernatural beings, ancestors, etc., and the artist is pretty much open to his/her interpretation!

For those more interested, the website of the Sedona store is Kachina House (http://www.kachinahouse.com/c-18-hopi-full-figure-katsinam.aspx) - take a look!  I want a Clown Kachina (often look like prisoners in a black-white suit eating a piece of watermelon!), but wife & I can't decide, i.e. we both have to have a 'good feeling' - I guess like getting a dog or cat?   :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on June 05, 2009, 04:49:20 PM
Susan & I collect Kachinas and prefer the detailed carved ones from the Hopi mesas in Arizona - more expensive, but worth the extra money - have not added one to our collection in a number of years, but the Billy Goat Fertility Katsina Doll just arrived in the mail yesterday; like the detail of the carving and also the additional pueblo features of the base; ordered from Sedona, AZ and loved the description of this kachina (or katsina) on their website: 
(http://www.kachinahouse.com/images/product/medium/1499_5_.jpg)  (http://www.kachinahouse.com/images/product/medium/1499_2_.jpg)

"...towards the end of the dance the aunt of the man impersonating the Billy Goat cuts off his testicles and gives the fruit and other goodies to spectators."


Yes.  I must get my aunt to stop this carry on every night.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on June 05, 2009, 11:43:44 PM
Hi Opus - don't you love that 'side view'!  ;D  Just got home & took a look at our Billy Goat - hands & feet are carved to look 'human' - but remember that these are 'carved representations' of Hopi spirits, supernatural beings, ancestors, etc., and the artist is pretty much open to his/her interpretation!

Thanks, Dave. Yes, the foot looked human; I guess Billy the Goat isn't into pedicures. :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on June 12, 2009, 05:31:44 PM
Surprised that I was one of the last ones to leave a post here!  :o

In the early 70s, while Susan & I moved to North Carolina from Michigan, my family moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas - one of my brothers married a gal who grew up in Texas and loves 'redneck' jokes - she occasionally sends these to us via e-mail; now, most are pretty 'tasteless' but many are funny - so below is a pic (which I had to redo) of the most recent one.  For those unfamiliar w/ this 'southern genre', one of the most noteworthy comedians who has made his career on these jokes is Jeff Foxworthy - check out some HERE (http://www.eszlinger.com/jokes/foxworthyjokes.html) -  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 14, 2009, 10:52:56 PM
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=37228

Edit:

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4464/firstgirlfriend.jpg)
Title: Iran's Election in the Boston Globe
Post by: Brewski on June 15, 2009, 12:56:00 PM
Once again, the Boston Globe's "The Big Picture" has some stunning photos, this time of the protests over the election in Iran, here (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/06/irans_disputed_election.html).

--Bruce
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 16, 2009, 06:05:10 AM
Navneeth and I were wondering who painted this and what is the title?

(http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Pic-Rec-BIG/MBM-Klemperer-R2-3[LP-EMI].jpg)

No one knows this? For shame! Is it from the Sistine Chapel or something?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Ten thumbs on June 16, 2009, 12:14:31 PM
One of Berthe Morisot's great paintings:
(http://seeingart.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/onthebalcony1.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 18, 2009, 04:59:32 AM
Navneeth and I were wondering who painted this and what is the title?

(http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Pic-Rec-BIG/MBM-Klemperer-R2-3[LP-EMI].jpg)

No one knows this? For shame! Is it from the Sistine Chapel or something?

 ???
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on June 18, 2009, 05:14:22 AM
Dave, I just found out that it's an early 16th Century work of art, called The Throne of Mercy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_trinity#Gallery). It was painted by one Albrecht Dürer. :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 18, 2009, 05:16:39 AM
Dave, I just found out that it's an early 16th Century work of art, called The Throne of Mercy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_trinity#Gallery). It was painted by one Albrecht Dürer. :)

Well done.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on July 03, 2009, 04:47:47 AM
Susan & I collect Kachinas and prefer the detailed carved ones from the Hopi mesas in Arizona - more expensive, but worth the extra money - have not added one to our collection in a number of years, but the Billy Goat Fertility Katsina Doll just arrived in the mail yesterday; like the detail of the carving and also the additional pueblo features of the base; ordered from Sedona, AZ and loved the description of this kachina (or katsina) on their website: 


(http://www.kachinahouse.com/images/product/medium/1499_5_.jpg) 

That's a gorgeous carving, Dave.  Must have set you back a pretty penny--especially from a shop in Sedona!  I've always liked Kachinas.  I remember a shop in Scottsdale when I was a kid (and when Scottsdale was a small town!) that always had a nice display to fascinate me.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on July 03, 2009, 05:10:56 AM
That's a gorgeous carving, Dave.  Must have set you back a pretty penny--especially from a shop in Sedona!  I've always liked Kachinas.  I remember a shop in Scottsdale when I was a kid (and when Scottsdale was a small town!) that always had a nice display to fascinate me.

Hello David - we love that goat!  Purchased from the Kachina House (http://www.kachinahouse.com/p-1499-native-american-hopi-billy-goat-fertility-katsina-doll.aspx) in Sedona, as mentioned; we've actually shopped there in person a number of times - just love that place!  BTW, the price is shown in the link - we went w/ the small one (not only less expensive, but matched others in our collection); we did get a 10% discount as members of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian (saw the ad in their magazine).

We now have about 8 or so 'good' Kachinas, i.e. most from Hopi carvers - don't know if you're interested in seeing some more, but I've posted these a while back; the first pic is our fireplace mantle in the den w/ our 'best' kachinas in-between a vase & sculpture (both bought in Taos, NM in the same shop years ago) - the picture is old, so the 'goat' has not been arranged in the mix yet!  :D

But for those interested, I've added some more 'close-ups' because the carving just can't be appreciated from afar; the 'Bear' kachina (our tallest @ about 12") was bought in Scottsdale; the others are from various other places.  Dave

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/26979490_DRsYE-M.jpg)


(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/167041046_AtrHv-M.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/167041105_wpnSo-O.jpg)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/167041011_KqnQr-M.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/167041166_PhMPo-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on July 03, 2009, 06:08:12 AM
Nice, Dave!  Who is the figure on the bottom right?

I just did a little checking, see that a very pretty price is now being asked by master carvers (as they ought for carvings marketed to collectors).  Here are a couple by Milton Howard:

(http://www.windsong4you.com/files/1694423/uploaded/HopiIndianDeer0001-MKD.jpg)    (http://www.windsong4you.com/files/1694423/uploaded/HopiIndianEagle0333-MKD.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on July 03, 2009, 06:14:05 AM
Hello David - we love that goat!  Purchased from the Kachina House (http://www.kachinahouse.com/p-2106-native-american-hopi-billy-goat-fertility-katsina-doll.aspx) in Sedona, as mentioned; we've actually shopped there in person a number of times - just love that place!  BTW, the price is shown in the link - we went w/ the small one (not only less expensive, but matched others in our collection); we did get a 10% discount as members of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian (saw the ad in their magazine).

We now have about 8 or so 'good' Kachinas, i.e. most from Hopi carvers - don't know if you're interested in seeing some more, but I've posted these a while back; the first pic is our fireplace mantle in the den w/ our 'best' kachinas in-between a vase & sculpture (both bought in Taos, NM in the same shop years ago) - the picture is old, so the 'goat' has not been arranged in the mix yet!  :D

But for those interested, I've added some more 'close-ups' because the carving just can't be appreciated from afar; the 'Bear' kachina (our tallest @ about 12") was bought in Scottsdale; the others are from various other places.  Dave

Thanks for taking the time to post photos, Dave. Those are very nice. :) I notice that some of the dolls (Goat, Bear, and Beaver) have white spots on their legs? Does that have any significance?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on July 03, 2009, 08:55:19 AM
Nice, Dave!  Who is the figure on the bottom right?

I just did a little checking, see that a very pretty price is now being asked by master carvers (as they ought for carvings marketed to collectors).  Here are a couple by Milton Howard:

(http://www.windsong4you.com/files/1694423/uploaded/HopiIndianDeer0001-MKD.jpg)    (http://www.windsong4you.com/files/1694423/uploaded/HopiIndianEagle0333-MKD.jpg)


David - just checked and I put the wrong link to our Billy Goat - correct one HERE (http://www.kachinahouse.com/p-1499-native-american-hopi-billy-goat-fertility-katsina-doll.aspx), actually done by Milton Howard - those ones shown are quite beautiful; these come in a variety of sizes w/ of course escalating prices (same price & discount for the smaller piece).

The one you mentioned is shown below, front & back - one of my favorite stories (before the Billy Goat arrived -  :D).  Lookin' in one of my handful of kachina books, she (sometimes hard to tell!) goes by the name of Soyoko or Soyok' Wuhti, which I can never remember, but English translation is Ogre Woman or Hunter Woman - the story is that she appears during one of the ceremonies and asks children to do chores for her and threatens to eat them if they do not; the crook in her hand is for catching the children and the blood-stained knife in the other hand for disposing of them; her tongue always seems to be stuck out, and on her back is a basket (not well seem in the pic, but if you look closely a child's eyes are staring from the slightly open lid of the basket).

BTW, the Owl & the Mouse Warrior (apparently a rarely carved Kachina) were both done by Watson Namoki who is just a superb carver.

Dave  :)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/167041166_PhMPo-M.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/167041202_86bzK-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on July 03, 2009, 09:14:33 AM
Thanks for taking the time to post photos, Dave. Those are very nice. :) I notice that some of the dolls (Goat, Bear, and Beaver) have white spots on their legs? Does that have any significance?

Actually, the 'beaver' is suppose to be a Mouse Warrior - we bought that one in Tucson, AZ probably 15+ yrs ago; actually, it was our second 'good' kachina; Susan had been wanting to buy the cheaper ones w/ a lot of fur, leather, etc. - not bad, but just not like one carved well by a Hopi artist.  Well, she fell in love w/ this mouse, and the result over the years was all of these other ones on the mantel - our main rule is that we both have to really like it together - I want a Clown kachina, but she is balking at the thought unless it is really CUTE! Hmmm -  ;D

Oh, concerning those 'white spots' - each of those dolls were carved by a different Hopi artist, and are likely just the way each wanted to paint their creations; doubt that there is much meaning other than decoration (but hey I'm not a real expert).  The carvers seem to take a LOT of liberty w/ certain types of kachinas, the Mudheads & the Clowns being often quite varied in their portrayal w/ often a lot of comic attributes.

But glad that you enjoy them - for those who may want to know more, I have about a half dozen books of various depths and can make a recommendation or two - Dave  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on July 03, 2009, 10:50:21 AM
Actually, the 'beaver' is suppose to be a Mouse Warrior

Oh!  :-[

Quote
we bought that one in Tucson, AZ probably 15+ yrs ago; actually, it was our second 'good' kachina; Susan had been wanting to buy the cheaper ones w/ a lot of fur, leather, etc. - not bad, but just not like one carved well by a Hopi artist.  Well, she fell in love w/ this mouse, and the result over the years was all of these other ones on the mantel - our main rule is that we both have to really like it together - I want a Clown kachina, but she is balking at the thought unless it is really CUTE! Hmmm -  ;D

Oh, concerning those 'white spots' - each of those dolls were carved by a different Hopi artist, and are likely just the way each wanted to paint their creations; doubt that there is much meaning other than decoration (but hey I'm not a real expert).  The carvers seem to take a LOT of liberty w/ certain types of kachinas, the Mudheads & the Clowns being often quite varied in their portrayal w/ often a lot of comic attributes.

But glad that you enjoy them - for those who may want to know more, I have about a half dozen books of various depths and can make a recommendation or two - Dave  :)

Thanks, Dave. Seems like you and your wife collect Kachinas like kids do action figures ;D, but I'm sure your enthusiasm for the carved dolls will last much, much longer.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on July 03, 2009, 01:07:55 PM
Oh!  :-[

Thanks, Dave. Seems like you and your wife collect Kachinas like kids do action figures ;D, but I'm sure your enthusiasm for the carved dolls will last much, much longer.

Opus & David - agree w/ the above; when we decide to purchase a nice work of art, then we do have to agree!  ;D

But, after my story to David about the Ogre Woman, I was disappointed in the pics - just do not show the wonderful detail of these carved dolls; so, I did some repeat filming outside this afternoon and below I've uploaded some MUCH better lookin' pics - hope all will enjoy - Dave  :)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/581171161_9W9WY-O.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/581171167_bvqid-O.jpg)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/581171169_jg89N-O.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on July 03, 2009, 01:24:44 PM
 0:)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on July 03, 2009, 01:33:40 PM
But, after my story to David about the Ogre Woman, I was disappointed in the pics - just do not show the wonderful detail of these carved dolls; so, I did some repeat filming outside this afternoon and below I've uploaded some MUCH better lookin' pics - hope all will enjoy - Dave  :)
Gorgeous, Dave.  Thanks for the improved pics!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 05, 2009, 12:09:54 PM
(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/3633/duckbunny.jpg) (http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/3633/duckbunny.jpg)

Dungeons & Dragons at its most inspired.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on July 07, 2009, 07:54:31 AM
Gorgeous, Dave.  Thanks for the improved pics!

Guess I missed those. Yes, great pictures. Spooky little fellow (child?) peeking out from the bag. ;D



A recent upload from the most prolific uploaders at Flickr that I know of; and it's quality stuff, not 7 different poses of the pet cat in 7 hours. ;) Thomas Hawk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/).

Across a Corner

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3556/3697222469_75747b3fd3.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on July 07, 2009, 01:40:09 PM
Guess I missed those. Yes, great pictures. Spooky little fellow (child?) peeking out from the bag. ;D

Hi Opus - yep, a child caught by the Ogre Woman's crook and put in her basket - think the child is trying to escape; presume that this 'spirit' was created by the Hopi to put some 'fear' in their children - but, that extra feature probably convinced us to buy this particular doll - just part of the 'thrill' in finding a carving that seems to appeal or 'to speak' to you - Dave  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Cato on July 08, 2009, 05:33:45 AM
I cannot copy the picture to the page, but here is one of the greatest shots I have seen in years:

Nepalese Musicians outside the house of King Gyanendra!  (See the Wall Street Journal today, p. A8)


http://www.daylife.com/photo/0dEr5Nd0L38W9 (http://www.daylife.com/photo/0dEr5Nd0L38W9)


Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on July 08, 2009, 06:56:24 AM
(http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0dEr5Nd0L38W9/610x.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on July 08, 2009, 06:57:31 AM
I cannot copy the picture to the page, but here is one of the greatest shots I have seen in years:

Nepalese Musicians outside the house of King Gyanendra!  (See the Wall Street Journal today, p. A8)

Oops! Sorry to be slow to comply, mon vieux!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on July 08, 2009, 06:58:03 AM
Thanks, Dave!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Cato on July 08, 2009, 07:16:38 AM
Thanks Dave and Karl!

There should be a Pulitzer Prize for the photographer...unnamed on the Reuters website where the picture appears.   :(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on July 08, 2009, 07:26:26 AM
Delightfully ebullient picture!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brewski on July 08, 2009, 07:29:17 AM
I cannot copy the picture to the page, but here is one of the greatest shots I have seen in years:

Nepalese Musicians outside the house of King Gyanendra!  (See the Wall Street Journal today, p. A8)


http://www.daylife.com/photo/0dEr5Nd0L38W9 (http://www.daylife.com/photo/0dEr5Nd0L38W9)

That is one fabulous photo.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on July 09, 2009, 09:57:09 PM
Any sissies wanna complain about this?

(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd235/barbez96/michelle_beadle_hotdog.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Taxes- on July 11, 2009, 11:39:11 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1a/Pieter_Bruegel_d._Ä._066.jpg/800px-Pieter_Bruegel_d._Ä._066.jpg)

This painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder was on the cover of the edition of Céline's Voyage au bout de la nuit which I finished reading not too long ago. Great painting, and a fabulous book, but I'm not too sure just how well the two match together. I found the Voyage much darker, and way more depressing than anything that I get from this painting.  I guess I could see how one could relate the absurdity of the scene with the equally grotesque imagery used in the book though.

Here's another edition of the same book for comparison sake:

(http://www.passioncompassion1418.com/bibliotheque/imagesBiblio/Site%20Litterature/SiteVoyageBoutNuit.jpg)

much darker this time, but the madness' gone =/. I'm not sure which I prefer.

but anyway, a few other interesting paintings from Bruegel:

Mad meg
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Mad_meg.jpg/800px-Mad_meg.jpg)

The Triumph of Death
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/10/Thetriumphofdeath.jpg/800px-Thetriumphofdeath.jpg)

Tower of Babel
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/Pieter_Bruegel_Toren_van_babel_groot.jpg/795px-Pieter_Bruegel_Toren_van_babel_groot.jpg)

Landscape with the Parable of the Sower
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e9/Pieter_Bruegel_d._Ä._030.jpg/800px-Pieter_Bruegel_d._Ä._030.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on July 11, 2009, 02:37:14 PM
(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/divorced.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on July 11, 2009, 06:16:07 PM
(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/divorced.jpg)
;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on July 12, 2009, 05:14:34 PM
Taxes, these Brueghel paintings are among my favourites ever. Dulle Griet in particular has a sense of erratic movement and incoherence that is unique (AFAIK). As a teenager I bought many books on painting and painters, but I think the first ever was one on Brueghel.  It has always made me want to visit Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum. I just found out that Griet is in Antwerp, a city I have gone through many years ago. I will make a point of paying an extended visit next time I go to Belgium.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 13, 2009, 08:31:14 AM
I usually dislike those 17th/18th century caricature posters which have the whole joke explained in minute detail in smallprint next to the image, but this one is quite fun (and camp):

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8656/whatisthismysontom1774.jpg) (http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/8656/whatisthismysontom1774.jpg)
(Click for annoyingly huge image.)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on July 13, 2009, 03:01:54 PM
(http://img73.photobucket.com/albums/v221/Khift/jazz.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on July 13, 2009, 04:30:20 PM
I usually dislike those 17th/18th century caricature posters which have the whole joke explained in minute detail in smallprint next to the image, but this one is quite fun (and camp):

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8656/whatisthismysontom1774.jpg) (http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/8656/whatisthismysontom1774.jpg)
(Click for annoyingly huge image.)

I'll be damned if I can figure out the joke, even with the minute detail explanation.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: MishaK on July 13, 2009, 04:47:51 PM
I cannot copy the picture to the page, but here is one of the greatest shots I have seen in years:

Nepalese Musicians outside the house of King Gyanendra!  (See the Wall Street Journal today, p. A8)


http://www.daylife.com/photo/0dEr5Nd0L38W9 (http://www.daylife.com/photo/0dEr5Nd0L38W9)

Dude, that is awesome! Note the guy on the left with the western tenor tuba (?). I bet he's having some serious horn envy.  >:D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Szykneij on July 13, 2009, 05:16:07 PM
Dude, that is awesome! Note the guy on the left with the western tenor tuba (?). I bet he's having some serious horn envy.  >:D

Also, the guy with the white beard is wearing a pair of new balance trainers with his outfit. Awesome picture for sure!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on July 14, 2009, 11:57:12 AM
Found this in a book on the Musee D'Orsay:

Andre Derain - Charing Cross (1906)

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/charing.jpg)
Title: Black Bear Killed in my Home Town!
Post by: SonicMan46 on July 14, 2009, 01:18:16 PM
(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/314190823_9G33W-M.jpg)

Above - pic of a beautiful Black Bear from the animal habitat on Grandfather's Mtn (taken by me recently) - woke up Monday morning to our local NPR station w/ the news that a bear was sited in my neighborhood of western Winston-Salem, NC!  :o

The bear was tracked down near an intersection a couple miles from my house - the police seemed to have no other alternative but to killed the bear (i.e. did not have dart guns & could not really chase it off in a heavily populated area) - bears have become an issue in many states and certainly in western NC and the mountains; walking trails have been closed because of potential dangers. 

Below is a short quote from a news flash - now thinking back to the new 'Meat Thread' - maybe I'll be seeing some 'bear' on the local menus?  But, the cubs are so DAMM cute!   :-\ :)

Quote
WINSTON-SALEM — Officers shot and killed a bear they perceived as a threat Monday night after finding it going through trash cans in someone's back yard, police said.

Officers responded to 225 Kramer Court on a report of a bear going through trash cans.  The officers perceived the bear as a threat and shot it, police said in a statement. Police did not elaborate.  City sanitation workers removed the bear.  N.C. Wildlife workers were also notified.  There were no injuries or property damage, police said.

The shooting comes amid recent reports by residents of bear sightings throughout the Triad.

The bear population in North Carolina has also increased significantly in the past several years, climbing from about 4,000 bears living on 2.5 million acres in 1971 to about 11,000 living on almost 10 million acres in 2004.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on July 18, 2009, 05:40:53 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/Agamemnon582bc/Blog/MarioFamilyLinePic.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Bear Killed in my Home Town!
Post by: MishaK on July 19, 2009, 01:19:34 PM
The bear was tracked down near an intersection a couple miles from my house - the police seemed to have no other alternative but to killed the bear (i.e. did not have dart guns & could not really chase it off in a heavily populated area) - bears have become an issue in many states and certainly in western NC and the mountains; walking trails have been closed because of potential dangers. 

That's really infuriating. Here in Chicago, they shot and killed a Cougar last year.
Title: Re: Black Bear Killed in my Home Town!
Post by: SonicMan46 on July 19, 2009, 01:52:28 PM
That's really infuriating. Here in Chicago, they shot and killed a Cougar last year.

Hi O Mensch - yes, this desire to 'save' these animals & re-introduce them into older habitats (e.g. we now have an expanding elk population in North Carolina) seem to become conflicting issues (and problems) - I'm surprised that no one else has responded to that story - assume that many in the USA (and likely elsewhere) have or will confront this controversial problem.  Dave  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 20, 2009, 06:25:43 AM
I found a nice photo on the Czech Wikipedia of a quite successful attempt at making Communist towerblocks look slightly less hellish:

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6858/jahodovodprask.jpg) (http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6858/jahodovodprask.jpg/)

I wonder why it's not done more often. It doesn't look great, but it's a substantial improvement.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: MishaK on July 20, 2009, 06:31:22 AM
I found a nice photo on the Czech Wikipedia of a quite successful attempt at making Communist towerblocks look slightly less hellish:

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6858/jahodovodprask.jpg) (http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6858/jahodovodprask.jpg/)

I wonder why it's not done more often. It doesn't look great, but it's a substantial improvement.

Hell - now available in Technicolor.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on July 20, 2009, 06:38:20 AM
I wonder why it's not done more often.

Try googling for Tirana+painted, or colored or something.   
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 20, 2009, 07:23:42 AM
Try googling for Tirana+painted, or colored or something.   

Oh, indeedie, thanks!

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6005/tiranacollagesm.th.jpg) (http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6005/tiranacollagesm.jpg/)

It does look a little post-apocalyptic, to be honest :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on July 20, 2009, 06:43:11 PM
Oh, indeedie, thanks!

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6005/tiranacollagesm.th.jpg) (http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6005/tiranacollagesm.jpg/)

It does look a little post-apocalyptic, to be honest :D

Yikes !! Hitting the + to enlarge the pics was a very sobering experience, thank you !
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brünnhilde ewig on July 25, 2009, 12:51:58 PM
Hello GMG Ladies! For you only.  ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on July 25, 2009, 12:57:09 PM
Oh, indeedie, thanks!

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6005/tiranacollagesm.th.jpg) (http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6005/tiranacollagesm.jpg/)

It does look a little post-apocalyptic, to be honest :D

No tumble dryers in this place then.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on July 25, 2009, 12:58:14 PM
Hello GMG Ladies! For you only.  ;)

There may be a minority of guys interested in such a pic also.  Not me...nice pic anyway.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Bu on July 25, 2009, 04:08:20 PM
For the baseball fans................Señor Ramirez, still number 1 in Boston:

(http://sharonraifordbush.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/manny-picking-nose.jpg)

 ;D    8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on July 25, 2009, 10:38:07 PM
I'm loving all the pics John posts, along with the comment below, as his avatar. :D

Before reading the print, I assumed the current one* was how the morphed John looked after listening to Messiaen. ;)




*Future reference: I think it's a magpie -- John had just finished listening to Rossini.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: маразм1 on July 27, 2009, 05:53:05 AM
My cat climbed inside the box spring and is peeking out through the hole. 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on July 27, 2009, 06:13:23 AM
That's a beautiful kitty. :D Its nose looks like it's a patch of grey leather. Fancy!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on July 27, 2009, 06:14:27 AM
Nice catch, маразм1.

So, does your cat actually have a grey nose and blue-and-yellow eyes, or did you selectively colour the photograph? :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: маразм1 on July 27, 2009, 07:14:24 AM
Nice catch, маразм1.

So, does your cat actually have a grey nose and blue-and-yellow eyes, or did you selectively colour the photograph? :)

there was no photoshopping involved.  She is completely gray except for her eyes and tongue and inside of her mouth :)  She's a Russian blue mix. 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on July 27, 2009, 07:21:01 AM
She is completely gray except for her eyes and tongue and inside of her mouth :)  She's a Russian blue mix. 

Natural selective colouration, then. Very nice.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Harpo on July 27, 2009, 08:17:22 AM
I like surrealism. I've always been attracted to the paintings of Yves Tanguy, outer-spacey, alternative universe, what life might be like on other planets or even inside our own minds....

(http://www.askart.com/AskART/photos/SOL20070205_3882/89.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on July 28, 2009, 05:36:37 AM
(http://www.box.net/shared/static/lhhpzbs42l.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Ten thumbs on July 28, 2009, 10:20:23 AM
here is one of the pictures I have a print of in my piano room. I saw this in Dublin and fell in love with it at once. The feeling of space beneath the trees is quite amazing.
(http://www.irishpenpals.com/iisimages/goosegirl.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on July 28, 2009, 10:26:30 AM
(http://www.box.net/shared/static/lhhpzbs42l.jpg)

Well. It looks a bit like Michael Jackson.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on July 28, 2009, 02:31:19 PM
here is one of the pictures I have a print of in my piano room. I saw this in Dublin and fell in love with it at once. The feeling of space beneath the trees is quite amazing.
(http://www.irishpenpals.com/iisimages/goosegirl.jpg)

Russian art?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on July 28, 2009, 03:24:37 PM
Well. It looks a bit like Michael Jackson.

Ouch!   ;D  Very clever, laddie!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on July 28, 2009, 03:27:36 PM
I like surrealism. I've always been attracted to the paintings of Yves Tanguy, outer-spacey, alternative universe, what life might be like on other planets or even inside our own minds....

(http://www.askart.com/AskART/photos/SOL20070205_3882/89.jpg)
One of my faves, too--unfortunately, like most of that school, he wasn't really much of a painter so the works are not as satisfying as photographic prints lead us to believe.  I guess that's to be expected among artists for whom the idea is what's important, not the process or the object.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on July 29, 2009, 08:39:57 PM
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6149/48161262.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on July 30, 2009, 03:03:45 AM
 :o . That guy is in trouble....
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on July 30, 2009, 08:01:59 AM
Well. It looks a bit like Michael Jackson.

A bit?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Ten thumbs on July 30, 2009, 10:32:28 AM
Russian art?
No, actually Stanley Royle hails from Lancashire and much of his later work was done in Nova Scotia.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on July 30, 2009, 06:24:50 PM
No, actually Stanley Royle hails from Lancashire and much of his later work was done in Nova Scotia.

Oh ! In my mind it evoked this:

(http://www.russianpaintings.net/articleimg/nesterov/nesterov_vision_of_young_bartholomew_1899_1890.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on July 30, 2009, 07:33:56 PM
(http://media01.switchedononline.com/lan0700_2008/4/la704_24.gif)

If anyone can explain this, I'd appreciate it.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Ten thumbs on July 31, 2009, 03:39:09 AM
Oh ! In my mind it evoked this:

(http://www.russianpaintings.net/articleimg/nesterov/nesterov_vision_of_young_bartholomew_1899_1890.jpg)
I see your point. The connection is probably folk tale elements. The goose girl is of course a princess who is subject to enchantment. Actually, the outside world, which is just visible through the trees, looks very much like southern France.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DFO on August 02, 2009, 09:24:30 AM
What about those amateurs?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on August 03, 2009, 03:21:38 PM
OMG !  :o

That's Oistrakh, Menuhin, Grumiaux of course  ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DFO on August 04, 2009, 02:24:51 AM
Yes, papa David marking some point, Yehudi very interested, and Arthur listening rather amused. Probably on a recording session by Menuhin (only one on shirt, the other two on suits.Visiting?)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on August 04, 2009, 07:46:27 AM
Oistrakh points out to Menuhin it's a G sharp, not a G natural, Menuhin looking in disbelief, and Grumiaux amused 'cause he always plays it as A.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 04, 2009, 08:17:27 AM
Oistrakh points out to Menuhin it's a G sharp, not a G natural, Menuhin looking in disbelief, and Grumiaux amused 'cause he always plays it as A.
Wow, lol.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DFO on August 04, 2009, 01:14:10 PM
And who was this smiling young man?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on August 04, 2009, 05:14:51 PM
Horowitz ?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DFO on August 05, 2009, 03:23:11 AM
No. This gay had a dark character and any pictures of him smiling, like that one, are rarities. It was a very young Heifetz.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on August 06, 2009, 07:16:41 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Giovanni_Paolo_Panini_-_Interior_of_St._Peter%27s%2C_Rome.jpg)

Interior of St. Peter's Basilica
Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765)

This image immediately caught my eye while I was going through the Wikipedia article on Girolamo Frescobaldi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girolamo_Frescobaldi). (I didn't realise St. Peter's was this huge!) At a glance, this painting (and another one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PanniniMusImagin.jpg) by the same artist) reminds me of Escher.


Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on August 06, 2009, 11:00:46 AM
It is a bit of a self conscious building. There are brass plates along the aisle counting off the comparitave lengths of other and lesser famous churches that are smaller. The throne of St Peter at the back alter is so large that Peter would have needed a ladder to reach the seat.

Of course, it is all glorious.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on August 06, 2009, 04:03:37 PM
This image immediately caught my eye while I was going through the Wikipedia article on Girolamo Frescobaldi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girolamo_Frescobaldi). (I didn't realise St. Peter's was this huge!) At a glance, this painting (and another one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PanniniMusImagin.jpg) by the same artist) reminds me of Escher.


Yes, the grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica is impossible to experience w/o an actual visit - I've been there just a couple of times and that was decades ago, but the memories still persist - because of the SIZE of the church, the artwork had to be proportioned to adapt to the space so is much larger 'in person' than expected, and of course much more glorious when standing next to some of these magnificent works. 

Another example (and many can be mentioned) is that the magnificent Sistine Chapel just cannot be fully appreciated w/o standing on the floor and looking up at the artwork by Michelangelo; BUT, isn't this true of so much architecture and art works?   :D

(http://www.cs.utah.edu/~bigler/pictures/europe2002/italy/sistine%20chapel.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on August 07, 2009, 04:12:06 AM
It is a bit of a self conscious building. There are brass plates along the aisle counting off the comparitave lengths of other and lesser famous churches that are smaller.

Interesting. How old (or recent) is this practice of showing off? ;D

Another example (and many can be mentioned) is that the magnificent Sistine Chapel just cannot be fully appreciated w/o standing on the floor and looking up at the artwork by Michelangelo; BUT, isn't this true of so much architecture and art works?   :D

Quite. I think it was in class four that we had a lesson (or something like that) on Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel. Ever since it has been very close to the top of my 'To-visit' list. :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on August 07, 2009, 02:46:23 PM
Just curious: has anyone ever lied on the floor of the Sistine Chapel looking up? Or witnessed others doing it ?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on August 07, 2009, 02:55:24 PM
No. This gay had a dark character and any pictures of him smiling, like that one, are rarities. It was a very young Heifetz.

Now that you mention it... ;). Horowitz was gay, too, and russian, and jewish, and a contemporary of Heifetz.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DFO on August 07, 2009, 03:34:42 PM
Ok,Ok, I usually confuse guy with gay. And if Vladimir was gay, don Arturo anyway was relieved for get his ugly and manly daughter married, even with a gay jew. ::)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 07, 2009, 06:17:02 PM
Ok,Ok, I usually confuse guy with gay. And if Vladimir was gay, don Arturo anyway was relieved for get his ugly and manly daughter married, even with a gay jew. ::)
lol what country are you from again?
I was talking to this girl from Columbia (my friend's ex-gf), and we were talking about Family Guy, and she writes "Family Gay."  ;D
Of course, we laugh about it... but still, there is an episode of Family Guy called "Family Gay," where Peter turns gay.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on August 08, 2009, 12:33:55 AM
Interesting. How old (or recent) is this practice of showing off? ;D

visit' list. :)

Sorry, I don't know the answer to that. But within St Peters there are pharonic scale tombs of the humble Popes; many started off before they died. Their humility and modesty seemed to impell then to make sure they left a larger bum-print on the building than their predecessors. But for us now, these tombs form an astonishing array of marvelous sculpture.


I have not laid down in the Sistine. I suspect the guards would stop people, as it does get crowded there. You would be in real danger of being trampled. The noise level rises to a deafening babble, the guards blow their whistles and you get comparative quiet; for a little while.

It looks pretty astonishing since the cleaning up. There is just so much to take in. Not just the roof and end wall, but the masterpieces just under the windows and what I never noticed in any photograph, wonderful trompe-l'œil round parts of three of the walls up to a height of say 12 feet. This skillfully conveys the images of rich material, beautifully painted and so realistic you feel it would move if you touched it.

I know that the Vatican will do private tours, so you get to see the Sistine and some other places almost deserted. Needless to say, they cost a great deal and don't last all that long.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DFO on August 08, 2009, 03:05:52 AM
Greg; I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the country when all politician
are corrupt, ignorant, stupid and/or sociopaths.
And talking about Vladimir, look at this:
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on August 08, 2009, 03:21:47 AM
(http://www.netpagz.com/bryce/sistinechapel/firstview.jpg)

From this site...a virtual tour.

http://www.netpagz.com/bryce/sistinechapel/

An alternative using your existing software...

http://www.sistinechapel.va/3_EN/pages/x-Pano/CSN/Visit_CSN_01.html

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on August 08, 2009, 07:01:21 AM
Greg; I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the country when all politician
are corrupt, ignorant, stupid and/or sociopaths.
And talking about Vladimir, look at this:
ah.... yes. I see.  ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on August 08, 2009, 12:54:29 PM
Greg; I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the country when all politician
are corrupt, ignorant, stupid and/or sociopaths.
And talking about Vladimir, look at this:

You could as well have left the city and country blank, I'm quite sure a lot of different answers would have come in... ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 10, 2009, 02:01:32 AM
(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6917/1249886216950.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on August 19, 2009, 06:46:38 AM
(http://richardwiseman.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/3qiyj.png?w=434&h=432)


From Richard Wiseman (http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/join-in-with-the-battle-of-clever-stuff/) via Phil Plait (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/08/18/square-circle-spiral/).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DFO on August 19, 2009, 07:35:37 AM
One of the most beautiful coins ever produced
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DFO on August 19, 2009, 07:37:18 AM
---and the other side
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 20, 2009, 05:32:29 AM
I don't like this, but it's something that can't not be shown:

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3135/monumenttopeterthegreatr.jpg) (http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3135/monumenttopeterthegreatr.jpg)

Just... WTF :-X
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on August 20, 2009, 05:35:39 AM
Which is the lucky city?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 20, 2009, 05:36:54 AM
Which is the lucky city?

Glorious MOCKBA - could it be anywhere else? $:)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on August 20, 2009, 05:37:24 AM
:) Ah.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Henk on August 20, 2009, 05:42:36 AM
(http://richardwiseman.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/3qiyj.png?w=434&h=432)


From Richard Wiseman (http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/join-in-with-the-battle-of-clever-stuff/) via Phil Plait (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/08/18/square-circle-spiral/).

Nice one!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 20, 2009, 05:43:53 AM
Really strange.

I just noticed it kinda spins if you scroll up and down...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Henk on August 20, 2009, 05:46:42 AM
I just noticed it kinda spins if you scroll up and down...

:) Yes, I experienced it. :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on August 20, 2009, 05:49:50 AM
I just noticed it kinda spins if you scroll up and down...

:) Yes, I experienced it. :D

Now you should try Richard's Twitter page (http://twitter.com/RichardWiseman) background.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on August 20, 2009, 11:57:24 AM
Off to the North Carolina mountains again - this time Highlands in the southwest corner of the state - considered the 'Land of Waterfalls' for the state; some are spectacular, others much smaller but picturesque.  Below is Bridal Falls, adjacent to the mountain highway coming into the town - drove the car underneath but the volume of water was just average (hoping for a 'free' car wash!) - still fun!  :D

(http://holeinthedonut.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/cashiers-highlands-bridal-veil-falls1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on August 21, 2009, 06:44:57 AM
(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6917/1249886216950.gif)



This really creeped me out.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on August 21, 2009, 06:57:03 AM
This really creeped me out.

I think they are the Boy Band of the Owl world.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 21, 2009, 07:43:27 AM
This really creeped me out.

Yip, it's what finally confirmed what I subconsciously already knew - owls are evil.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 21, 2009, 08:18:05 AM
Yip, it's what finally confirmed what I subconsciously already knew - owls are evil.

And they like snacks.

What's that one wolfing down anyway?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on August 21, 2009, 05:46:05 PM
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/8984/textingmom.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 25, 2009, 08:03:29 AM
Ah, my teen years...

(http://www.coolscifi.com/gallery/files/9/5/ken_kelly_people_of_the_black_circle.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on September 02, 2009, 03:29:45 PM
Well, as some of you may know, I'm an amateur woodworking (probably a 'tool collector' would be a better description!) - for years I've owned a number of 'cordless' drills powered by NiCd or NiMH (i.e. Nickel Cadmium or Nickel Metal Halide) batteries - these are a PITA for an occasional WW like me because the charges dissipate quickly, and just when you want to use your drill, the damn batteries are dead!  >:(

So, I've just acquired a new Bosch drill using Lithium Ion batteries - these have been around for a while but I've delayed a purchase until now - I have a number of other 'smaller' lithium battery devices but his one below is a MAJOR replacement for an older Bosch drill - plan to ENJOY!  :D

Now, this post may not interest most, but if you need a drill (and screw driver) and are debating on price, model, and battery type, please respond - this is really a confusing topic for the uninitiated!  :)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41cC9MrQ2YL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on September 02, 2009, 09:17:50 PM
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/7705/furrieshomeschool.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on September 04, 2009, 10:21:49 AM
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/7705/furrieshomeschool.jpg)

Classic.  8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on September 08, 2009, 04:46:57 PM
(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/bon-in-the-oven.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on September 10, 2009, 11:17:36 AM
This is just wrong.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on September 10, 2009, 01:42:41 PM
I thought they banned those sort of cartoons.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on September 11, 2009, 02:23:25 AM
I thought they banned those sort of cartoons.
I don't know if they did or not, but I can see why it would be considered.



(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/bon-in-the-oven.jpg)
After seeing this, I had to go to lamebook... reading the past entries, I'm on page 40 or so.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on September 20, 2009, 06:02:09 PM
(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/grady.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on September 20, 2009, 06:20:37 PM
(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/surprise.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on September 20, 2009, 06:23:31 PM
(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/thanks-robert.jpg)

(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/zackattack.jpg)
especially the last one  :D



(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/picture-26.png)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on September 20, 2009, 06:54:08 PM
(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/fantasy.jpg)
sounds fun


(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/OhMyFrog.jpg)


(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/good-ol-uncle-Jenn.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on September 21, 2009, 08:24:17 PM
I underestimated the size of those little red-and-white strips.

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/28860516.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1253597518&Signature=ru2JkriUv2xF2VThO7bYcIe6e8s%3D)


That's Rubens Barrichello (http://twitpic.com/h6kx0), if you were wondering.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on September 21, 2009, 08:52:24 PM
Karl might like this picture for its extra-astronomical associations. ;)

Presenting The Rite of Spring

(http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpegMod/PIA11667_modest.jpg) (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA11667.jpg)

[Click on image for HUGE-er version]

Such a stunning view! The lighting is so soft that it almost looks like it was taken in a photo studio.

An equally illuminating article (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA11667).

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on September 22, 2009, 12:35:57 PM
Motivated by Greg on another thread--

(http://www.engrish.com//wp-content/uploads/2009/07/smiling-grass.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on September 24, 2009, 02:07:17 PM
Currently reading the October issue of Our State North Carolina magazine which contains a lot of 'fall' pics, esp. from the mountains; included was one of the Linn Cove Viaduct (shown below in glorious fall colors) - this is an engineering marvel finished in 1983 as the last segment completed of the Blue Ridge Parkway - short Wiki Article HERE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linn_Cove_Viaduct) -  :)

This 'free-floating' bridge curves around Grandfather Mountain and is a glorious (and too short) drive which I've done many times; there is also a 'Visitor's Center' w/ a presentation of the building of this structure; in addition, a mountain path takes one beneath the viaduct which gives you a great view and appreciation of its construction.  A sight not to be missed along the Blue Ridge Parkway -  :D


(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/659889675_Rd4Lk-O.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on September 24, 2009, 02:31:39 PM
This drive looks fantastic. What a breathtaking view !
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on September 24, 2009, 02:53:13 PM
This drive looks fantastic. What a breathtaking view !

Good evening André - just over 1200 ft. long but a beautiful drive (I usually turn around and do the trip a few times from both directions!) - the side stop @ the Visitor's Center & the walk underneath is worth a visit!  Dave  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on September 24, 2009, 02:55:26 PM
Well, next time I'm in NC, I'll make the trip to the Blue Ridge. That's provided my brother hasn't moved by then. We never know...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ChamberNut on September 24, 2009, 02:56:57 PM
(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/659889675_Rd4Lk-O.jpg)

Dave!  :o  What an absolutely stunning photo!  How beautiful.  0:)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on September 24, 2009, 03:12:07 PM
Dave!  :o  What an absolutely stunning photo!  How beautiful.  0:)

Hi Ray - well, not one that I took -  :-\   Found on the web (also a variety of these Linn Cove Viaduct photos of various sizes and from different seasons of the year are ubiquitous when visiting mountain towns & their shops) - however, we've been on that bridge in the fall (and during other seasons) - the 'winter' pics are also just beautiful (can't find a good example on the web but again plenty are offered in the mountain shops) - if you get a chance to visit the mountains of NC & Virginia, then certainly put the the Blue Ridge Parkway on your list of drives!  Dave
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on September 25, 2009, 05:21:33 AM
Currently reading the October issue of Our State North Carolina magazine which contains a lot of 'fall' pics, esp. from the mountains; included was one of the Linn Cove Viaduct (shown below in glorious fall colors) - this is an engineering marvel finished in 1983 as the last segment completed of the Blue Ridge Parkway - short Wiki Article HERE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linn_Cove_Viaduct) -  :)

This 'free-floating' bridge curves around Grandfather Mountain and is a glorious (and too short) drive which I've done many times; there is also a 'Visitor's Center' w/ a presentation of the building of this structure; in addition, a mountain path takes one beneath the viaduct which gives you a great view and appreciation of its construction.  A sight not to be missed along the Blue Ridge Parkway -  :D

Drenched in colour! What a view, indeed.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Papy Oli on September 25, 2009, 09:44:30 AM
wow great colours....  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Haffner on September 25, 2009, 02:05:42 PM
Authentic 1974 Fender Stratocaster

Dreaming.....
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on September 27, 2009, 09:32:18 AM
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v121/190/111/633066096/n633066096_228716_608.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: drogulus on September 28, 2009, 12:06:23 AM
Authentic 1974 Fender Stratocaster

Dreaming.....


     Oh no....this is really happening! :o

     (http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/SlowMRecords/guitar%20room%201mb/P1000042.jpg)

     
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on September 28, 2009, 05:28:58 AM


     Oh no....this is really happening! :o

     (http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/SlowMRecords/guitar%20room%201mb/P1000042.jpg)

     
I wanna play that one!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on September 30, 2009, 08:42:37 AM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/imgad-1.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on September 30, 2009, 04:23:01 PM
Continuing to watch the new Ken Burns series on the National Parks (PBS) - going more or less in chronologically order relative to the creation of the parks/monuments.  But in the second episode, Crater Lake in southern Oregon was discussed; this is just a glorious place to visit - Susan & I did probably back in the late 1980s or early 1990s - below is a brief paragraph quoted from the National Park Service Website (http://www.nps.gov/crla/index.htm); and finally a picture of the place found on the web - despite the evident beauty & uniqueness, a visit is a MUST!  :D

Quote
Crater Lake is located in Southern Oregon on the crest of the Cascade Mountain range, 100 miles (160 km) east of the Pacific Ocean. It lies inside a caldera, or volcanic basin, created when the 12,000 foot (3,660 meter) high Mount Mazama collapsed 7,700 years ago following a large eruption.

P.S. Click on the image for a larger view!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on September 30, 2009, 04:24:09 PM
I've been there twice Dave, it's pretty cool. :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on September 30, 2009, 04:28:23 PM
I've been there twice Dave, it's pretty cool. :)

David - I could easily return - just so unique!  Plus, that trip was mainly an Oregon 'wine tour' for me - and enhanced up my interest in Pinot Noirs from that state, which I continue to enjoy 20 or so years later!  :) Dave
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on September 30, 2009, 09:59:07 PM
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/650/spikedying.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: WI Dan on September 30, 2009, 10:58:45 PM
(http://www.boreme.com/media/yr2007/happy-sunset.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on October 01, 2009, 06:34:45 AM
That is sooo photoshopped! ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: WI Dan on October 01, 2009, 03:03:25 PM
That is sooo photoshopped! ;D

Thanks for spoiling the magic.   :'(   ;)

Here's what a bison looks like, after a meal of powdered sugar donuts:


(http://www.heymister.net/storage/American%20Bison.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on October 01, 2009, 04:35:06 PM
Nope. This is a FDA-trained bison who charged a colombian drug trafficker.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: WI Dan on October 02, 2009, 11:39:23 AM
Nope. This is a FDA-trained bison who charged a colombian drug trafficker.

 :D  In either case, let's hope he didn't inhale.


(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/226/493199009_883a834c6e.jpg)
"Sea caves" on NE corner of Devil's Island, Apostle Islands, Lake Superior

Haven't been there, yet, but it is a kayaker's paradise.  Maybe next summer.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 02, 2009, 01:47:30 PM
As w/ my last post, stimulated by watching the Ken Burns series on The National Parks - tonight a lot on the Florida Everglades which Susan & I have visited many times - plenty of 'air boat' rides & eating 'swamp critters' of all sorts!  :D

On a vacation to Naples, FL (Gulf Coast) we drove down to Everglades City and visited the studio of the photographer Clyde Butcher - check HERE (http://www.clydebutcher.com/online-gallery.cfm?startrowid=1&holdcategory=1) for information on him and his online gallery; we purchased a B&W limited edition signed print (24" x 34" unframed) of Lake Istokpoga (image below from Butcher's gallery) - hangs in our living room and a wonderful reminder of this whole beautiful area!  :)


(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/668075554_uNfkv-O.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on October 02, 2009, 02:58:23 PM
(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz116/ThaRealMDC/oprah.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on October 06, 2009, 05:27:22 AM
I wonder if it's a fan.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on October 11, 2009, 01:45:56 AM
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/6880/joybloodyglamour.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 11, 2009, 09:18:56 AM
Now listening to the CD below (top image) and am enjoying the 'cover art' - described as The Gust of Wind (1898) by Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer (1865-1953), a French artist who is 'new' to me -  :)

So, I wanted to explore this work and others by the same artist; well, he apparently painted a number of these pictures w/ a similar theme and with variations of the same title; one from the cover art in the middle, and another at the bottom!  :D

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/photos/676126184_rzxoR-O.jpg)

(http://jesienny-pan.icx.pl/alegorie/images/The%20Gust%20of%20Wind1-Lucien%20Levy%20Dhurmer.jpg)

(http://jesienny-pan.icx.pl/alegorie/images/The%20Gust%20of%20Wind-Lucien%20Levy%20Dhurmer.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on October 11, 2009, 09:55:03 AM
SonicMan - I recall looking for an artbook on that painter a while back, then finding to my horror that not only are none available at any price, but possibly also that none have ever existed. It is sad that artists like this cannot be even vaguely appreciated by people who don't have the means to fly around to various countries to see them in person :-X
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 11, 2009, 02:09:50 PM
SonicMan - I recall looking for an artbook on that painter a while back, then finding to my horror that not only are none available at any price, but possibly also that none have ever existed. It is sad that artists like this cannot be even vaguely appreciated by people who don't have the means to fly around to various countries to see them in person :-X

Hi Sara - I own a lot of art books, including 3 or 4 on 'general art history' - the largest is Janson's History of Art (6th ed., 2001; nearly 1000 pgs) - absolutely no mention of the artist in question - but like all of these 'little known' composers from the past that we seem to be discovering on this forum, I'm sure that there are 'tons' of painters of merit completely lost to history - Dave  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on October 11, 2009, 02:34:44 PM
My book on the Museum of Orsay has a lot of these "forgotten" artists, like George Hendrik Breitner (who?). I particularly like this one called Moonlight.

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/GeorgeHendrikBreitner-Moonlight1187.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on October 12, 2009, 08:17:07 AM
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/92/39778256.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on October 12, 2009, 09:28:47 AM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Sibeliusinchair.jpg)

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Sibeliushat.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on October 12, 2009, 09:40:11 AM
Those photos are odd - based on the images I had seen of the elderly (bald) Sibelius, I figured he was rather barrel-shaped, but these contradict this.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on October 12, 2009, 09:46:50 AM
I'm to believe Sibelius dressed up in a suite and tie to listen to the radio?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dana on October 12, 2009, 10:55:41 AM
(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v165/121/42/2240131/n2240131_40175542_269.jpg)

A picture I took of a lamp at a relative's house. I think it's rather artistic.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on October 12, 2009, 11:16:25 AM
I'm to believe Sibelius dressed up in a suite and tie to listen to the radio?


Nice Freudian slip there (or was it?).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 12, 2009, 02:54:13 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/Sibeliusinchair.jpg)  (http://arizonafoothillsmagazine.com/in-house/wp-content/uploads/thomasville1.jpg)


Those photos are odd - based on the images I had seen of the elderly (bald) Sibelius, I figured he was rather barrel-shaped, but these contradict this.

Sara - I think he's just sitting in a BIG chair!   ;D

In Thomasville, NC, there is a BIG chair downtown (inserted above) - how would Jean look in that one?  ;) :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 16, 2009, 03:48:25 PM
Just saw this ad when I was reading:
(usually it's a picture of some girl)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on October 16, 2009, 03:56:40 PM
Greg, are your sexual appetites making you overlook that 'some girl' sports a mustache ? Or did you want us to know you are an open-minded fellow?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on October 16, 2009, 04:07:54 PM
Just saw this ad when I was reading:
(usually it's a picture of some girl)


In this case, the warning symbols are absolutely justified.  :o
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dana on October 16, 2009, 04:12:13 PM
      For a while in facebook, I made it public knowledge that I was single and a christian - facebook started advertising "hot christian babes in your area!" to me and I decided to hide some of that information.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 16, 2009, 04:43:51 PM
      For a while in facebook, I made it public knowledge that I was single and a christian - facebook started advertising "hot christian babes in your area!" to me and I decided to hide some of that information.
That's what I always get, too...

That ad is just desperate for people to click on it, to take them to their lame website, whatever it is.  ::)
Eventually, people figure out the "Someone has searched for you" (w/ a picture of a girl) is fake and they overlook it, so they just try something like this to get your attention to potentially get more visits.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 16, 2009, 05:49:30 PM
Currently, Susan & I are in NYC on a short vacation (last visit about 5 yrs ago) - so far, we've been to a number of museums, i.e. the Metropolitan, Whitney, and MOMA (Museum of Modern Art); the latter today - two of my many favorite Picasso paintings are there in adjacent rooms, i.e. Three Musicians &  Les Demoiselles d'Avignon - I've seen these originals many times now and am always 'flabbergasted' by their magnificent size; each takes up much of a wall and the figures are life-size (or slightly larger!) - again, just another example of 'being there' vs. seeing a picture/photograph in a book; plus, the colors, brush strokes, and lightening all make a difference - unbelievable.  And this is just a minuscule sampling of what these museums have to offer -  :D


(http://ecmc.rochester.edu/rdm/graphics/tm.jpg)

(http://dbeveridge.web.wesleyan.edu/wescourses/2001f/chem160/01/Photo_Gallery_Humanities/picasso/images/Les_Demoiselles_d%27Avignon.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 17, 2009, 06:35:58 PM
This is the normal ad I get:


(notice, it says 1 person has searched for me, but there is a picture of 2 people)  ::)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 17, 2009, 06:40:26 PM
though I prefer this version...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on October 17, 2009, 10:00:51 PM
Your adblock filter isn't working too well Greg. ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 18, 2009, 06:44:20 AM
Your adblock filter isn't working too well Greg. ;D
I can't figure out how to use it...  :-\
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on October 18, 2009, 11:22:46 AM
I can't figure out how to use it...  :-\

Right click on stuff (images) you don't like and click on AdBlockPlus: Block image... . The web looks a lot cleaner with this add-on.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 18, 2009, 05:57:08 PM
Right click on stuff (images) you don't like and click on AdBlockPlus: Block image... . The web looks a lot cleaner with this add-on.
Oh, cool, thanks...
works for pictures. Some are Flash images or something, though...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 18, 2009, 08:42:38 PM
Another...

I'm waiting for a pic with an ugly, crazy lady with messed up hair who looks like she lives in a garbage can behind Wal-Mart...
why do they have to only pick on the middle-aged white guys?  ???

(oh well, who cares)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on October 18, 2009, 11:43:07 PM
Oh, cool, thanks...
works for pictures. Some are Flash images or something, though...

You're welcome. :) For Flash: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

There is an add-on that is specifically used to block Flash, but with NoScript you can block other nasties as well. Remember to add YouTube to your white-list. ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 19, 2009, 09:29:23 AM
You're welcome. :) For Flash: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

There is an add-on that is specifically used to block Flash, but with NoScript you can block other nasties as well. Remember to add YouTube to your white-list. ;)
Wow!  :D
Thanks again.  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on October 21, 2009, 08:51:12 PM
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3332/clipboard01pp.jpg)

Bax
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on October 22, 2009, 03:29:03 AM
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3332/clipboard01pp.jpg)

Bax

And Harriet Cohen, the pianist (his 'Muse')...

Ths story goes Vaughan Williams had a laugh when, looking through a music lexicon, he read "Harriet Cohen. See under Bax..."

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on October 24, 2009, 10:38:48 AM
Love eet! ;D

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_COt6T7Tmrok/SuBPtuBzfvI/AAAAAAAAAoo/LHskug3S_-E/s720/dsc_1576.jpg)
[Link (http://picasaweb.google.com/cschlaeger/JapanLinuxSymposium#5395400000458161906)]


That's Linus Torvalds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Torvalds) giving the thumb-up.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on October 24, 2009, 12:49:17 PM
And Harriet Cohen, the pianist (his 'Muse')...

Ths story goes Vaughan Williams had a laugh when, looking through a music lexicon, he read "Harriet Cohen. See under Bax..."



Quaint british humour. Just the way they like it, I think ;D.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Szykneij on October 25, 2009, 05:49:54 PM
(http://imgur.com/YHEDE.jpg)

Cool website of Color Photography from Russia in the Early 1900’s --

http://www.webofentertainment.com/2009/10/color-photography-from-russia-in-early.html (http://www.webofentertainment.com/2009/10/color-photography-from-russia-in-early.html)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on October 25, 2009, 06:10:26 PM
That looks like something from The Thief of Baghdad! Amazing!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 26, 2009, 06:25:54 PM
 :o

(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/memorial-2.png)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DFO on October 27, 2009, 03:25:08 AM
I love her, but she was a little masculine, don't you think?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on October 27, 2009, 03:44:07 AM
I love her, but she was a little masculine, don't you think?

It could be worse... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Barnett)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on October 27, 2009, 05:08:23 AM
I love her, but she was a little masculine, don't you think?

Her face reminds me of a yesterdecade Bollywood hunk. :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 27, 2009, 05:57:37 AM
It could be worse... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Barnett)

Agree w/ Sara -  ;D

(http://www.studiospg.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/bearded-lady-salma-hayek-363311.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: маразм1 on October 27, 2009, 07:48:20 AM
I don't like this, but it's something that can't not be shown:

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3135/monumenttopeterthegreatr.jpg) (http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3135/monumenttopeterthegreatr.jpg)

Just... WTF :-X

Lethe: are you visiting Moscow?  LOL  Yeah, this was supposed to be Christopher Columbus.  But US of A didn't like this sculpture, so it was installed in Moscow instead.  Very cartoonish.  Not really ugly, but a bit out-of-place, really.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on October 27, 2009, 07:57:49 AM
Her face reminds me of a yesterdecade Bollywood hunk. :D

Or a Russian ballerino. :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DFO on October 27, 2009, 08:49:06 AM
Neveu's autographs are rare because as you know, she died young and signed very few. The photo I've put should cost in the market no less than u$s 500.-
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 27, 2009, 03:19:31 PM
Agree w/ Sara -  ;D

(http://www.studiospg.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/bearded-lady-salma-hayek-363311.jpg)
That's disturbing.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dana on October 29, 2009, 07:10:30 AM
I love her, but she was a little masculine, don't you think?
(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=304.0;attach=21634;image)

Who? Is there a chick hiding behind Sylvester Stallone?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on October 29, 2009, 06:45:51 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/noswimming.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on October 31, 2009, 03:03:49 PM
I wasn't aware it was considered a condition.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on November 01, 2009, 12:40:30 AM
(http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0910/cosmiclatte_jhu.jpg)

The Average Colour of the Universe (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap091101.html)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on November 01, 2009, 12:57:43 AM
(http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0910/cosmiclatte_jhu.jpg)

The Average Colour of the Universe (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap091101.html)

People can't diss magnolia as an interior wall paint choice now - it's what the universe would've wanted...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on November 03, 2009, 10:13:57 PM
(http://richardwiseman.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/clvcc.gif)

Via Richard Wiseman's Blog (http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/lovely-illusion/)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on November 06, 2009, 07:48:07 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/fatty.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on November 06, 2009, 07:51:21 PM
Poor kid doesn't know what is about to happen to her...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Carolus on November 07, 2009, 03:56:53 AM
The merry band
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on November 07, 2009, 03:59:40 AM
The merry band

Nice one once again, Carlos. :) Schoenberg doesn't seem to be all that merry, though. ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dana on November 07, 2009, 02:30:33 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/fatty.jpg)

Who's the kid next to Bette Midler?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 08, 2009, 05:08:16 AM
(http://weblogs.nrc.nl/filmvragen/files/2009/03/sarah-bernhardt.jpg)


Mon dieu! Not Bette Midler again!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 08, 2009, 05:17:45 AM
(http://blog.france3.fr/nng_images.php?img=/cabinet-de-curiosites/files/c/a/b/cabinet-de-curiosites/images/michael-cheval-discordofanalogy.jpg)

Painting  by Michael Cheval
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on November 08, 2009, 05:21:32 AM
(http://blog.france3.fr/nng_images.php?img=/atelier-ecriture-eric-poindron/files/a/t/e/atelier-ecriture-eric-poindron/images/2279045361_042426a602.jpg)


Max Ernst
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Carolus on November 08, 2009, 12:19:36 PM
And who said that he never smiled?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on November 09, 2009, 05:13:49 AM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/endisinsight.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on November 09, 2009, 10:58:12 AM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/endisinsight.jpg)

Josquin?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on December 03, 2009, 12:44:08 PM
Recent pic in an e-mail from my sister-in-law - a Texas-bred Christian lady who keeps my brother on a tight leash!  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on December 03, 2009, 12:59:08 PM
Lucian Lévy-Dhurmer - Woman with a Medallion, or Mystery

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/levy-dhurmer_woman_medallion.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on December 04, 2009, 04:52:03 AM
(http://blog.france3.fr/nng_images.php?img=/cabinet-de-curiosites/files/c/a/b/cabinet-de-curiosites/images/michael-cheval-discordofanalogy.jpg)

Painting  by Michael Cheval

isn't the man supposed to be Mozart, or something?

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Benji on December 09, 2009, 05:03:29 PM
Things that make you go awwwwww...

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01469/leopard_1469049i.jpg)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01468/ocelot_1468970i.jpg)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01469/otters_1469056i.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Benji on December 09, 2009, 05:11:45 PM
(http://gallery.photo.net/photo/344606-md.jpg)

Thankfully, the bikes are carbon fibre. The riders, however...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 16, 2009, 04:13:34 PM
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8453/historylesson.png)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on December 16, 2009, 04:26:12 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/techno.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sean on December 17, 2009, 11:07:57 AM
Currently, Susan & I are in NYC on a short vacation (last visit about 5 yrs ago) - so far, we've been to a number of museums, i.e. the Metropolitan, Whitney, and MOMA (Museum of Modern Art); the latter today - two of my many favorite Picasso paintings are there in adjacent rooms, i.e. Three Musicians &  Les Demoiselles d'Avignon - I've seen these originals many times now and am always 'flabbergasted' by their magnificent size; each takes up much of a wall and the figures are life-size (or slightly larger!) - again, just another example of 'being there' vs. seeing a picture/photograph in a book; plus, the colors, brush strokes, and lightening all make a difference - unbelievable.  And this is just a minuscule sampling of what these museums have to offer -  :D


(http://ecmc.rochester.edu/rdm/graphics/tm.jpg)

(http://dbeveridge.web.wesleyan.edu/wescourses/2001f/chem160/01/Photo_Gallery_Humanities/picasso/images/Les_Demoiselles_d%27Avignon.jpg)

Sonic, I'm very interested in Picasso and his faces- those noses, esp the one in the bottom right reorder your brain as it should be. A few years ago I got hold of a face line drawing by Picasso which impressed me enormously, one of the most interesting visual images I've ever seen, despite its simplicity. I've not been able to track it down since nor even its title- any thoughts on how I might do this?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on December 17, 2009, 11:26:46 AM
(http://www.jonco48.com/blog/black_20kids_20desk.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: MN Dave on December 17, 2009, 11:30:36 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Carolus on December 17, 2009, 12:58:22 PM
Twenty something..
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: MN Dave on December 17, 2009, 01:01:13 PM
Twenty something..

Is that you, Carlos? :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on December 17, 2009, 03:23:42 PM
Sonic, I'm very interested in Picasso and his faces- those noses, esp the one in the bottom right reorder your brain as it should be. A few years ago I got hold of a face line drawing by Picasso which impressed me enormously, one of the most interesting visual images I've ever seen, despite its simplicity. I've not been able to track it down since nor even its title- any thoughts on how I might do this?

Hi Sean - not sure that I can help w/ the specific drawing that you mention; he was such an excellent draughtsman and did much w/ printmaking; over the years we have seen a number of Picasso exhibits of his drawings and prints - amazing what imagery he could evoke w/ just a few lines.  As an example, we own a couple of Picasso plates (image attached - not great reproduction) which we keep in our living room cadenza - just a few lines but so evocative.

Of course, those faces that you allude to were based on Picasso's interest in African art and masks at the time, and as he was emerging into his cubist period a few years later.  You might have to just to some 'googling' or browse through some art books; also, check out art galleries on line or visit a larger art museum gift shop - not sure 'what else' I can suggest.   :-\  Dave

P.S. - click on the image for an enlargement; BTW, the middle plate is by Edna Hibel - a famous one!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Carolus on December 17, 2009, 03:24:03 PM
Could be me, 40 years ago.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on December 17, 2009, 03:59:43 PM
New photo from the Cassini probe: Reflection of sunlight from lake on Titan

(http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/images/moons/images/PIA12481-br500.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on December 17, 2009, 04:02:46 PM
New photo from the Cassini probe: Reflection of sunlight from lake on Titan

(http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/images/moons/images/PIA12481-br500.jpg)

Beautiful. Any hi-res link? :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on December 17, 2009, 04:04:53 PM
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/tiff/PIA12481.tif :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Carolus on December 18, 2009, 03:22:53 AM
Good breeding..
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sean on December 18, 2009, 04:57:45 AM
Hi Sean - not sure that I can help w/ the specific drawing that you mention; he was such an excellent draughtsman and did much w/ printmaking; over the years we have seen a number of Picasso exhibits of his drawings and prints - amazing what imagery he could evoke w/ just a few lines.  As an example, we own a couple of Picasso plates (image attached - not great reproduction) which we keep in our living room cadenza - just a few lines but so evocative.

Of course, those faces that you allude to were based on Picasso's interest in African art and masks at the time, and as he was emerging into his cubist period a few years later.  You might have to just to some 'googling' or browse through some art books; also, check out art galleries on line or visit a larger art museum gift shop - not sure 'what else' I can suggest.   :-\  Dave

P.S. - click on the image for an enlargement; BTW, the middle plate is by Edna Hibel - a famous one!

Cheers Sonic, and very beautiful...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on December 18, 2009, 09:57:17 AM
(http://11.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kuuv3jcLYH1qzvvvco1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: MN Dave on December 18, 2009, 10:01:37 AM
That last one is now by desktop at work.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on December 18, 2009, 11:51:17 AM
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/tiff/PIA12481.tif :)

Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on December 18, 2009, 06:00:50 PM
(http://lakecityquietpills.com/photo/multihost/images/30772577757177937517.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on December 18, 2009, 06:54:19 PM
That's what happens when too many people leave Santa male enhancement pills instead of cookies...  ???
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 19, 2009, 10:45:35 AM
Guess who...

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9436/kekeke.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on December 19, 2009, 07:38:14 PM
(http://11.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kuuv3jcLYH1qzvvvco1_500.jpg)
Excellent.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on December 19, 2009, 08:02:43 PM
Guess who...

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9436/kekeke.jpg)

Paddy McHaggisson of Claugheleagguagh?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 19, 2009, 08:26:02 PM
Paddy McHaggisson of Claugheleagguagh?

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Carolus on December 20, 2009, 03:35:16 AM
Jack London, the writer?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 20, 2009, 04:57:06 AM
Guess who...
Lenin, incognito ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on December 20, 2009, 08:50:17 AM
(http://lakecityquietpills.com/photo/multihost/images/98258648707215551910.png)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: drogulus on December 21, 2009, 03:19:30 PM
Guess who...

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9436/kekeke.jpg)

     Lenin?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 21, 2009, 03:37:14 PM
     Lenin?
If only you got that in earlier :'(

That disguise must've been effective, given how he had basically looked the same in all his photos from the age of 20 to 53, without a single hair/beard style change...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 21, 2009, 05:19:07 PM
He looks like McTeague,  the main character in von Stroheim's Greed

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/Greed%2C_1924%2C_12_scale.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 21, 2009, 05:47:10 PM
Hehe, we can do visual degrees of seperation. How to get from Lenin to Rab C. Nesbitt:

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9436/kekeke.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/Greed%2C_1924%2C_12_scale.jpg) (http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6171/rabc65074421t.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 21, 2009, 05:54:17 PM
He should have kept the wig and the clean shave.  Much better-looking in disguise  ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Keemun on December 21, 2009, 06:28:20 PM
(http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/6/4/1945216/Volcano.jpg)

Mount Mayon, Philippines
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 22, 2009, 07:31:24 PM
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/3460/ronaldmcdonald.jpg) (http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3285/c8c1i2mjg70ai24vryl2zpi.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on December 24, 2009, 10:30:37 AM
(http://i32.tinypic.com/2d0w2r.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on December 24, 2009, 05:21:54 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/colonDcolonDcolonDcolonD.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Carolus on December 25, 2009, 03:05:22 AM
Good friends
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on December 26, 2009, 04:14:57 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/etonharrow.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on December 26, 2009, 09:31:59 PM
Yes.  Heres Stéphane Denève and his band the RSNO in action in the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow.  Yes!  Superb!  But...er...who is he conducting.  No-one is playing anything!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on December 26, 2009, 09:36:09 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/etonharrow.jpg)

The toff with the hat looks like Kimi Raikkonen, Formula One Driver.  I must say, they get younger every day...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 27, 2009, 01:24:10 PM
How totally silly to have kids posing in such stuffy attire. I much prefer the bunch of lads on the right, with their hands in their pockets, open shirts and expressive faces. The young Churchills on the left look so blasé... :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Carolus on December 27, 2009, 02:09:09 PM
One of the most beautiful coins ever produced
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: WI Dan on December 27, 2009, 04:18:44 PM
(http://www.hypebeast.com/image/2009/07/red-wing-shoes-flagship-store-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Novi on December 27, 2009, 08:31:22 PM
Yes.  Heres Stéphane Denève and his band the RSNO in action in the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow.  Yes!  Superb!  But...er...who is he conducting.  No-one is playing anything!

He isn't; he's probably talking. :D That guy wins first prize for podium loquacity. It bugs me no end that every concert is prefaced by a disquisition. :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on December 27, 2009, 09:33:11 PM
He isn't; he's probably talking. :D That guy wins first prize for podium loquacity. It bugs me no end that every concert is prefaced by a disquisition. :P

Ha! I've only heard him twice, the Mahler 5th and the Osborne Brahms 2nd last year, but both occasions support your claim. :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on December 29, 2009, 04:54:41 AM
Ha! I've only heard him twice, the Mahler 5th and the Osborne Brahms 2nd last year, but both occasions support your claim. :P

I think Stephane is great.  A skillful and colourful conductor with a touch for the masses through his constant yapping.

Anyway. I like Brugel - unfortunately, using Brugel pics as a desktop, I spend a lot of time analysing the human antics in the pictures instead of doing important stuff....like playing online racing games, etc.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: маразм1 on December 29, 2009, 11:06:05 AM
No, I didn't go to China...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Carolus on December 29, 2009, 12:53:54 PM
Do you know this guy?. He's unique and irreplaceable
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on December 29, 2009, 01:14:40 PM
Do you know this guy?. He's unique and irreplaceable

http://www.youtube.com/v/I5JQ1m3mxKw
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Andante on December 29, 2009, 10:27:27 PM
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j309/diefledremaus/1lightswitch.jpg)

The best I could do  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Keemun on December 30, 2009, 06:13:17 AM
Anyway. I like Brugel - unfortunately, using Brugel pics as a desktop, I spend a lot of time analysing the human antics in the pictures instead of doing important stuff....like playing online racing games, etc.

I also like Brugel.  Here is a nice winter painting, The Hunters in the Snow.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on December 31, 2009, 02:19:58 PM
More fine art :3

(http://md.tgpsitecentral.com/pod/2009-12-30.jpg?t=1262224236)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on January 02, 2010, 05:10:13 PM
 ???
Has to be viewed to see musical notes in action.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on January 02, 2010, 05:23:08 PM
This is great.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on January 10, 2010, 08:51:29 AM
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7009/icem.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on January 10, 2010, 09:10:42 AM
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7009/icem.jpg)

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/vanilla-icecopy.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dax on January 11, 2010, 03:31:02 AM
How totally silly to have kids posing in such stuffy attire. I much prefer the bunch of lads on the right, with their hands in their pockets, open shirts and expressive faces. The young Churchills on the left look so blasé... :P

Too right.
(http://markgorman.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/cameron-bullingdon-dining-club2_468x420.jpg)

Those of a British persuasion may recognise the Mayor of London as well as the man who would be our next Primester.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on January 11, 2010, 04:59:48 AM
Too right.
(http://markgorman.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/cameron-bullingdon-dining-club2_468x420.jpg)

Those of a British persuasion may recognise the Mayor of London as well as the man who would be our next Primester.

Nr. 3: Elton John :D
Nr. 7: Hugh Grant :D
Nr. 8: Mayor of London :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Carolus on January 11, 2010, 07:41:55 AM
And who were the Soviet moles?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on January 11, 2010, 08:37:38 PM
This is not a Soviet Mole, but a rather busy British one.   :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Carolus on January 12, 2010, 03:14:34 AM
Do you know who this great pianist was?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: oyasumi on January 15, 2010, 10:03:26 AM
(http://www.dvorak.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/penis_shadow.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on January 15, 2010, 10:11:31 AM
Do you know who this great pianist was?

Yes.  He signed the photograph and his name appears as the filename.  But I had to think very hard to figure it out.   :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Carolus on January 15, 2010, 01:48:35 PM
He made the second world recording of Liszt's complete Rhapsodies, and it was magnificent. (BTW, I've that photo)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 16, 2010, 09:50:53 AM
Banded Galloway Cows at Fearrington Village - Susan's (a.k.a. Harpo) BD is next week, and my duty in January for the last half dozen years has been to drive her to the Fearrington House (just south of Chapel Hill) for an overnight - the restaurant is one of the few 5* rated ones in North Carolina (an overnight package includes room, dinner, and breakfast) - sample dinner menu HERE (http://www.fearrington.com/house/samplemenu.asp).

But, as one drives into the village area (which has shops, bookstore, etc.) several corrals contain the 'banded' cows - always a wonderful site!  :D


(http://menstraveler.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/hog_heaven_1_023.153112309_std.JPG)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: oyasumi on January 19, 2010, 08:45:05 AM
(http://iamhilarious.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/HeinzSoups.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on January 19, 2010, 08:47:21 AM
7x3=18.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Maciek on January 19, 2010, 09:52:56 AM
LOL
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: oyasumi on January 25, 2010, 06:26:19 PM
(http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/jaec_12/Ric%20Flair/flair.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: маразм1 on February 01, 2010, 12:22:04 PM
taken and enlarged from today's google news section.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on February 02, 2010, 10:42:34 PM
Caption contest
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: oyasumi on February 03, 2010, 06:55:58 AM
(http://abagofsalad.com/images/frog-in-salad-bag.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Carolus on February 03, 2010, 09:13:26 AM
I want one of these..
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 08, 2010, 08:28:42 AM
When Capt. Jean-Luc Picard just won't do.

(http://cdn3.knowyourmeme.com/i/7588/original/tactical_facepalm.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 08, 2010, 11:21:12 AM
The Great White South?

(http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/eastcoast_tmo_2010038.jpg)

Link (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=42568)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on February 08, 2010, 11:23:14 AM
Very striking, with New York right on the cusp.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 08, 2010, 11:41:25 AM
Very striking, with New York right on the cusp.

Mike

Something closer to (your) home from a month ago. :) (Click on image for more info and a wider version.)

(http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/42000/42237/gbritain_tmo_2010007.jpg) (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=42237)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on February 08, 2010, 11:52:26 AM
Yes, that has the look of something familiar. We had some snow today, but I don't think it lay anywhere on the central belt and frankly....I can't be doing with further bouts. I have so much travel to do for work over the next two weeks, then Morocco on the 23rd, so there had better not be blizzards closing any airports at that point.

One thing that has frankly alarmed me, is the severe and sudden deterioration in the road surfaces. Many main roads have bad holes in them and now, instead of seeing the driver in front weave about and assume he is under the influence, you try to shadow the swerving to avoid the pot holes.

Today I drove on the motorway near to us, mile upon mile I could see that the surface of at least two lanes is breaking up. I wonder about the materials we are using, or the workmanship. My guess is that there will be no money to put all this right. The roads are starting to remind me of Uganda, there people places palm fronds over particularly bad holes, so drivers knew to avoid. We might have to start to do something similar. Except; we might run out of trees.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 08, 2010, 12:01:54 PM
Yes, that has the look of something familiar. We had some snow today, but I don't think it lay anywhere on the central belt and frankly....I can't be doing with further bouts. I have so much travel to do for work over the next two weeks, then Morocco on the 23rd, so there had better not be blizzards closing any airports at that point.

Looking forward to the sun?

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One thing that has frankly alarmed me, is the severe and sudden deterioration in the road surfaces. Many main roads have bad holes in them and now, instead of seeing the driver in front weave about and assume he is under the influence, you try to shadow the swerving to avoid the pot holes.

;D

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Today I drove on the motorway near to us, mile upon mile I could see that the surface of at least two lanes is breaking up. I wonder about the materials we are using, or the workmanship. My guess is that there will be no money to put all this right. The roads are starting to remind me of Uganda, there people places palm fronds over particularly bad holes, so drivers knew to avoid. We might have to start to do something similar. Except; we might run out of trees.

I suppose I can relate. Good roads are a rarity here.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on February 08, 2010, 12:02:03 PM
Caption contest

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on February 08, 2010, 12:12:12 PM
My entry
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on February 08, 2010, 12:19:13 PM
Looking forward to the sun?


Very much. Here is a link to photos from three years ago when I visited the country.

http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Morocco/?start=0

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Morocco/IMG_5448.jpg)

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Morocco/IMG_5518.jpg)

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Morocco/IMG_5603.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brewski on February 08, 2010, 12:25:42 PM
The Great White South?


Thanks for posting that!  Yes, New Yorkers got lucky this time, but supposedly another big storm is going to hit tomorrow, and we are definitely getting socked.

PS, knight, that last photo with the tables and chairs is fantastic.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on February 08, 2010, 12:26:36 PM
Get the hot waters bottles out!

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 09, 2010, 04:06:45 AM
Very much. Here is a link to photos from three years ago when I visited the country.

http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/demster_2006/Morocco/?start=0

Mike

Thanks for sharing those photos with us, Mike. I especially like the one with the frames -- something that would have made me take a few photographs, as well. :)

Eating at the restaurant(?) along the stream must be quite an experience.

Thanks for posting that!  Yes, New Yorkers got lucky this time, but supposedly another big storm is going to hit tomorrow, and we are definitely getting socked.

--Bruce

You're welcome, Bruce. :) Keep yourself warm. [I don't know if warm is even the right word at this instance. :-\]
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 09, 2010, 07:08:28 AM
(http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/1002/sts30nightlaunch_nasa.jpg) (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100209.html)

Sheer awesomeness!

[Click on image for larger version.]

With just four more launches and year to go, I will most likely never have my wish of watching a Shuttle launch from close range fulfilled.  :'(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on February 09, 2010, 09:26:24 AM
What a shame Navneeth, that it is likely you will never see a Shuttle take off.  I am genuinely sad for you too because I know you are an astrohilic.   :(   ;)

I personally never liked the damn things.   ???
Old technology and old propulsion method, regardless of how much it was updated inside, it is still a fairly unatttractive flying object, and should have been ditched in 1986.  It hasn't proved very useful in the open arena of space anyway, all it can do is go up, fix a sattellite or two, take pictures, research and come back again (not very far at that).  For the purpose of inter-planetary travel, one of its founding visions, it turned out to be hopelessly inadequate.

More advanced and hopefully more aesthetically pleasing and safer technology is on the way Navneeth, keep your chin up!   ;D

But aye, the picture is fabulous.


To cheer you up, here is a picture of Brahms' Music Room.    ???
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 09, 2010, 09:58:11 AM
What a shame Navneeth, that it is likely you will never see a Shuttle take off.  I am genuinely sad for you too because I know you are an astrohilic.   :(   ;)

I personally never liked the damn things.   ???
Old technology and old propulsion method, regardless of how much it was updated inside, it is still a fairly unatttractive flying object, and should have been ditched in 1986.  It hasn't proved very useful in the open arena of space anyway, all it can do is go up, fix a sattellite or two, take pictures, research and come back again (not very far at that).  For the purpose of inter-planetary travel, one of its founding visions, it turned out to be hopelessly inadequate.

More advanced and hopefully more aesthetically pleasing and safer technology is on the way Navneeth, keep your chin up!   ;D

But aye, the picture is fabulous.

To cheer you up, here is a picture of Brahms' Music Room.    ???

Thanks, John, for your concern. :) Yes, it's an old piece of technology, I agree, but just watching (on TV!) the boosters power up and lift the colossus off the ground makes me all goosebumpsy. I wish I could express emotions as finely as you do listening to various composers. :D

Brahms' music room, you say? It's a bit gaudy for my taste ;), but your latest (Xenakis) avatar has me in splits. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on February 11, 2010, 06:50:48 PM
From Quebec, with love (photos taken in March 2008):

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on February 11, 2010, 08:28:20 PM
From Quebec, with love (photos taken in March 2008):

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I don't see any photos
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 11, 2010, 08:30:30 PM
From Quebec, with love (photos taken in March 2008):

I'm afraid I can't see any of them. I think there must be a simpler URI (try right clicking on the image and click Properties or Copy Image Location). :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on February 12, 2010, 04:23:40 PM
Let me try again (no success guaranteed) :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on February 12, 2010, 04:52:22 PM
That's too bad. I received very nice pics of the 2007-2008 winter in Quebec -  12 to 18 feet of snow depending on the location - but I flushed them. When I posted them here yesterday, they were there all right, including the arresting jacuzzi one.  ???

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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on February 12, 2010, 04:55:43 PM
Nope.  I still can't see them.   :(    :'(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on February 12, 2010, 07:55:09 PM
Well, I see them !! What's wrong?

Anyhow, imagine vast expanses of white stuff, horizontally and vertically filling your screen...

Statistics: 18 ft of snow in the winter of 2007-2008 in Quebec City (most of it Febr-April 2008). We were luckier in Montreal: barely 12ft to shovel.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on February 12, 2010, 08:01:31 PM
Well, I see them !! What's wrong?

I'll tell you whats wrong.  You only see what you want to see, is that it Barak?   :D   :D 

Sorry my friend, they're not showing up here.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lilas Pastia on February 12, 2010, 08:36:53 PM
I'm afraid you're right. But I can't figure out what's wrong  :P. When I review the post, everything is there, but when I leave the thread and come back it's all gone. Oh well. Just forget the whole thing. As I said, there was a lot of white stuff...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 12, 2010, 09:18:00 PM
I'm afraid you're right. But I can't figure out what's wrong  :P. When I review the post, everything is there, but when I leave the thread and come back it's all gone. Oh well. Just forget the whole thing. As I said, there was a lot of white stuff...

Did you copy and paste the links from your e-mail inbox? (Just curious. I'm imagining the white stuff as I type. :D)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 12, 2010, 09:56:19 PM
(http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-130/lores/iss022e062672.jpg) (http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-130/hires/iss022e062672.jpg)

[Click for higher res.]
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on February 12, 2010, 10:05:01 PM
(http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-130/lores/iss022e062672.jpg) (http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-130/hires/iss022e062672.jpg)
[Click for higher res.]

Navneeth is a Shuttle Maniac.   :P  It is very nice Navneeth.  I've set it as my wallpaper for a few days.  Thank you!   :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 12, 2010, 10:21:03 PM
You're welcome, Wilson. ;D Not a Shuttle maniac, just a fan of awesome photos! :D

Now, for the next one, I'm trying to post it without actually looking at it, as I simply spend too much time ogling if I do. :-\


(http://www.eso.org/public/archives/images/medium/eso1006a.jpg)

http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1006/

1024x768 (http://www.eso.org/public/archives/images/wallpaper1/eso1006a.jpg)

Link to full-size orginial - 341.5 MB (http://www.eso.org/public/archives/images/original/eso1006a.tif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: oyasumi on February 12, 2010, 10:48:30 PM
(http://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/5/5/0/0/4/ar126601153340055.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 22, 2010, 07:23:47 AM
All right, I'm a shuttle maniac. ::)

;D

(http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Endeavour-from-space.jpg)

Read about that streak here (http://www.universetoday.com/2010/02/22/iss-astronaut-captures-shuttle-landing-from-cupola/).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on February 22, 2010, 02:43:34 PM
(http://fumaga.com/i/d9ecbffa.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on February 28, 2010, 10:14:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/6OSWy.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on March 02, 2010, 09:25:17 PM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/2ns53j9.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on March 08, 2010, 09:31:16 AM
(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/ChewingGum/805467534_EDsSX-O.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Szykneij on March 11, 2010, 06:28:09 PM
1930's magazine ad
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on March 25, 2010, 01:31:33 PM
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/4194/1269529681290.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on March 26, 2010, 02:15:43 AM
I have always liked this for some macabre reason.
Interesting period piece.

The Anatomy Lecture of Dr Nicolaes Tulp
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on March 26, 2010, 04:39:49 AM
I have always liked this for some macabre reason.
Interesting period piece.

The Anatomy Lecture of Dr Nicolaes Tulp

Yep, as a physician, I've always enjoyed those types of works - another favorite of mine is the Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins which is located in Philadelphia (although the scene is of an operation!) - Dave  :D

(http://thesubtlelandscape.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/gross-clinic.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on March 26, 2010, 06:11:10 AM
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1402/timesboys.jpg) (http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1402/timesboys.jpg)

Click for larger, see: author's name.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on March 29, 2010, 02:13:44 AM
...the Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins

Great painting, great painter:

(http://www.artinthepicture.com/artists/Thomas_Eakins/baseball.jpeg)

(http://www.metmuseum.org/special/Thomas_Eakins/images/205.L.jpg)  (http://www.metmuseum.org/special/Thomas_Eakins/images/7.L.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 29, 2010, 02:19:30 AM
Click for larger, see: author's name.

 ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on March 29, 2010, 09:14:17 AM
Great painting, great painter:  RE:  Thomas Eakins, an American painter!

Hi David - yes, I really enjoy Eakins - was at a medical meeting in Philadelphia in the fall of 2008 - we went to the museum (w/ the steps that Rocky Balboa ran up & down -  :D) - plenty of his works there; he had clients reject his portraits because of their realism and the ability of Eakins to portray the inner souls of his posers - I guess, Tom did it too well for some!  ;)

A good example of the above is the portrait of Ashbury Wright Lee (below) which is hanging in Reynolda House in my home town - I've seen this one many times, and it must be seen in person to really look into those eyes - yes. Lee rejected it - a little description from a website below the pic!  :)


(http://www.antiquesandfineart.com/articles/media/images/00701-00800/00706/fig8.jpg)

Quote
In 1905, Ashbury Wright Lee saw his finished portrait by Eakins for the first time. Lee sent the artist two hundred dollars and a note stating, "you will receive the Painting back." The exchange was not atypical. Upon his death, Eakins left a studio filled with paintings, many of which his wife donated to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1929. Several of the portraits, like this painting of Lee, had been rejected by the sitters. By the 1920s, art critics were rapidly rethinking Eakins. This posthumous recognition gathered steam in 1933 when Eakins scholar Lloyd Goodrich published his first study of the painter and continues to this day with exhibitions and monographs that justly place the painter in the canon of American artists. Today, Eakins's work is prized for the artist's skill at rendering anatomical detail and nuance. Lee's bloodshot eyes and sallow complexion, while not congruent with the sitter's sense of self, give the painting uncanny presence.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on March 29, 2010, 09:44:52 AM
(http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2007/hopper/fullscreens/urbanpictures/229-031.jpg)

(http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/images/objects/size3/57.145_SL1.jpg)

Two favorites from a favorite.

In contrast, reality is less attractive.

(http://www.livablestreets.com/projects/nyc-bridge-wiki/macombs-dam-bridge/macombs-dam-bridge-overview.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on March 29, 2010, 11:29:49 AM
(http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/images/objects/size3/57.145_SL1.jpg)


In contrast, reality is less attractive.

(http://www.livablestreets.com/projects/nyc-bridge-wiki/macombs-dam-bridge/macombs-dam-bridge-overview.jpg)
How it usually is...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on March 30, 2010, 12:25:32 PM
(http://dekluizenaar.mimesis.nl/wp-images/Bouts_Erasmus.jpg)

Inspired by Dr.Tulp....( see Rembrandt)

The "beauty" of cool horror...The martyrdom of Saint Erasmus by Dirk Bouts

Dieric Bouts, also spelled Dirk, Dierick and Dirck (born circa 1410/1420, died 1475) was an Early Netherlandish ( Belgo-Dutch) painter.

According to Karel van Mander in his Het Schilderboeck of 1604, Bouts was born in Haarlem and was mainly active in Leuven (Louvain), where he was city painter from 1468. Van Mander confused the issue by writing biographies of both "Dieric of Haarlem" and "Dieric of Leuven," although he was referring to the same artist. The similarity of their last names also led to the confusion of Bouts with Hubrecht Stuerbout, a prominent sculptor in Leuven. Very little is actually known about Bouts' early life, but he was greatly influenced by Jan van Eyck and by Rogier van der Weyden, under whom he may have studied. He is first documented in Leuven in 1457 and worked there until his death in 1475.( From Wikipedia)

Bouts was among the first northern painters to demonstrate the use of a single vanishing point (as illustrated in his Last Supper). His work has a certain primitive stiffness of drawing, but his pictures are highly expressive, well designed and rich in colour.



Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 02, 2010, 06:05:17 PM
Susan & I are on a short trip to Charlotte to see a Saturday matinée of The Jersey Boys (http://www.jerseyboysinfo.com/broadway/); but on the way down (just a 90 min drive from Winston Salem), we stopped at the Carolina Raptor Center (http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/) - a place that contains raptor birds of all types, most injured, being rehabilitated, and not able to be re-released for a wide variety of reasons.

Some of the birds include owls of various types, falcons, vultures, eagles (bald & golden) and others, but I really love looking at the faces of the owls and watch them turn their heads; just a couple below - i.e. a horned and barn owl -  :D

(http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/upload/yuiupload/1504657832.jpg)  (http://fatfinch.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/wildlife_barn_owl.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on April 03, 2010, 10:28:20 AM
(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4030/1270314108269.png) (http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4030/1270314108269.png)

Feels good, man...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on April 03, 2010, 10:34:01 AM
(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4030/1270314108269.png) (http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4030/1270314108269.png)

Feels good, man...

Just goes to show how much justice is for sale. It ain't who you know, it's who you bl**. ::)

8)


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Listening to:
Luc Devos \ Sigiswald Kuijken - K 373a 379 Sonata in G for Fortepiano & Violin 3rd mvmt - Thema Andantino cantabile and Variations I-IV Allegretto & Coda
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on April 03, 2010, 10:35:56 AM
Yes, the only up-side there is that the guy now has a home....of sorts....for an extended period. But it sucks.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on April 05, 2010, 04:17:45 AM
Just goes to show how much justice is for sale.
Well, our legal system (humorously referred to as a "system of justice") is descended from the English system, which was developed by the ruling (i.e. "moneyed") class as a less taxing means to protect their interests and keep the peasants in line than sallying forth to lop off a few heads now and again. 

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o76WQzVJ434
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Saul on April 06, 2010, 06:07:33 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/Steinadler_Aquila_chrysaetos_closeup1_Richard_Bartz.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on April 07, 2010, 10:01:50 AM
(http://blogimages.seniorennet.be/vlaamse_schilders/69-efc7da8df082905ed77570509e96f33c.jpg)

An early work by Constant Permeke  1886-1952

A late drawing by the same painter

(http://users.belgacom.net/bn232073/Images/MSKLiggendeBoerPermekeConstant.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 07, 2010, 03:02:34 PM
Recently on our trip to New Orleans, we visited a favorite art gallery of ours on Royal Street - Elliott Gallery (http://www.elliottgallery.com/) (used to be the Nahan Gallery but still family owned) - this gallery just has artists that Harpo & I enjoy (plus we receive a small discount because of being frequent customers although does not take that many purchases).

This gallery offers limited edition prints, i.e. NOT posters - these are works of art made by different methods using traditional printmaking techniques (examples being etching, lithographs, silk screening, etc.) - not cheap, but less expensive than an original single painting, water color, or other 'single' media work created by an artist!

Well, we bought a lithograph by a French artist Max Papart (1911-94) - being framed at the moment in our home town - can't find a pic to show, but kind of a Picasso cubist style; now another Israeli artist, Nissan Engel was of interest to us (we've purchased two of his prints previously) - wanted to buy two but hesitated, so
on our return we decided to purchase the print below - again, limited edition etching w/ aquatint - very impressionistic, plus this artist encompasses 'music motifs' in his prints which often include music sheets w/ pieces of classic composers - we're about to order this print over the phone - will have it framed locally @ a reliable shop!
 ;D

Now, this is our third Engel print but one was offered and 'taken' by our son!  So we wanted a replacement -  ;) :D

Variation -Aquatint with Carborundum by Nissan Engel
25.5" x 19.5" - Edition of 150
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on April 07, 2010, 08:59:36 PM
(http://cheatedbylife.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Pokemon.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on April 09, 2010, 07:58:57 PM
[img]http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/511027/80959934.jpg/img]
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on April 16, 2010, 04:25:01 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/First_female_MPs_of_the_Turkish_Parliament_%281935%29.jpg)

Middle row, 3rd in. Shostakovich in drag, surely?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 16, 2010, 05:09:21 PM
Well, a first for me - Harpo & I are on a long weekend vacation to Asheville, NC and staying yet again at the Inn of Biltmore Estate - we reserved a Segway tour which included a half hour training session, then about 90 mins on both paved and unpaved trails, the latter going up a mountain w/ a close look at the back of Biltmore House.  Well, Harpo was not comfortable w/ the training session so decided not to go - thus, I was alone w/ a guide - HAD a great time - felt like a teenager an amusement park!  Below, a pic of me on the Segway taken by the guide - lagoon immediately behind and the back of Biltmore House in the background!  :)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Harpo on April 17, 2010, 05:14:07 PM
Well, a first for me - Harpo & I are on a long weekend vacation to Asheville, NC and staying yet again at the Inn of Biltmore Estate - we reserved a Segway tour which included a half hour training session, then about 90 mins on both paved and unpaved trails, the latter going up a mountain w/ a close look at the back of Biltmore House.  Well, Harpo was not comfortable w/ the training session so decided not to go - thus, I was alone w/ a guide - HAD a great time - felt like a teenager an amusement park!  Below, a pic of me on the Segway taken by the guide - lagoon immediately behind and the back of Biltmore House in the background!  :)

We had hoped that Segway would be a husband/wife "bonding" activity, but it wasn't to be. 60 seconds into my orientation, I started to go in circles when I wanted to go forward. Fearing I would totally lose control of the contraption, I  gave up and went for a cappuccino. When Sonic told me (i.e.  bragged)   ;) that he had effortlessly glided up and down steep hills and over gravel and rocks, I knew I had made the right decision. This is not an activity for a chubby senior citizen lady with poor coordination. (It was, however, a fine activity for a certain doctor/music lover who was an excellent trampoline jumper in college.)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sean on April 18, 2010, 01:17:48 PM
Can someone tell me if there's an easy way of posting pictures I have in Word files? Or do I laboriously have to get them onto a photo file, then to a photo host site, then link them to the forum?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on April 18, 2010, 01:20:29 PM
Well, if they're small enough, you don't have to host them on a site- just attach them to a message.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sean on April 18, 2010, 01:21:07 PM
Well, if they're small enough, you don't have to host them on a site- just attach them to a message.

How do I do that?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 18, 2010, 01:35:49 PM
How do I do that?

Hello Sean - at the bottom of your 'post reply' box is an option 'Additional Options' - just click on the + sign to see what is available - when done, an Attach: box will appear in which you can browse your 'hard drive' and attach a number of different types of files; total maximum (either 1 or multiple files) is 500 KB - not that big, but for photos you can easily JPEG/resize them down to the size permitted.  A couple of posts before, I 'attached' my Segway photo which was 'gigantic' on the camera, I simply cropped and downsized the photo for easy attachment - Dave  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Saul on April 18, 2010, 02:03:49 PM
(http://www.bergoiata.org/fe/bestw2/Ted%20Nasmith%20-%20The%20Lamp%20of%20Thevalar.jpg)

(http://www.fantasygallery.net/nasmith/Turin_Reaches_the_Abandoned_Homestead.jpg)

(http://www.fantasygallery.net/nasmith/Luthien.jpg)

(http://www.fantasygallery.net/nasmith/Minas_Tirith_at_Dawn.jpg)

(http://www.fantasygallery.net/nasmith/At_The_Ford.jpg)

(http://www.tednasmith.com/silmarillion/TN-At_Tarn_Aeluim.jpg)

(http://www.kulichki.com/tolkien/cabinet/images/sil-felagund.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5EUAO_-cNQg/R-RvV_CyoVI/AAAAAAAABoM/BQ03iM1NNwA/Fangorn+Forest.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sean on April 19, 2010, 04:46:56 AM
Hello Sean - at the bottom of your 'post reply' box is an option 'Additional Options' - just click on the + sign to see what is available - when done, an Attach: box will appear in which you can browse your 'hard drive' and attach a number of different types of files; total maximum (either 1 or multiple files) is 500 KB - not that big, but for photos you can easily JPEG/resize them down to the size permitted.  A couple of posts before, I 'attached' my Segway photo which was 'gigantic' on the camera, I simply cropped and downsized the photo for easy attachment - Dave  :)

Many thanks Sonic. I'll give it a go.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sean on April 19, 2010, 05:54:37 AM
Sonic, I transfered a single picture onto a Word file of its own, and reduced its size in terms of height and width, but still got the no-can-do message. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 19, 2010, 06:06:37 AM
Sonic, I transfered a single picture onto a Word file of its own, and reduced its size in terms of height and width, but still got the no-can-do message. Any thoughts?

Hi Sean - sounds like you have a pic embedded in a Word file, i.e. *.doc - maybe that's the issue; do you need the image inside a Word doc file?  If not, then save as a JPEG image and attach.  If that is not an option or does still not work, you might want to drop Rob a PM?  And I'm assuming that you got the size below the limit?  Good luck - Dave
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sean on April 19, 2010, 06:20:08 AM
Hello again. Well I've got plenty of JPEG files on my computer here but I'm not sure how to open a blank one and tranfer an image across, assuming that's the thing to do...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on April 19, 2010, 06:31:48 AM
Hello again. Well I've got plenty of JPEG files on my computer here but I'm not sure how to open a blank one and tranfer an image across, assuming that's the thing to do...

You will have cut and paste the image to a program like Photoshop or Microsoft Paint and write a file.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sean on April 19, 2010, 06:34:27 AM
You will have cut and paste the image to a program like Photoshop or Microsoft Paint and write a file.

My thanks.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on April 19, 2010, 06:50:31 AM
Sean.....no more photos of you in your underpants thank you, nor you on the 'Psycho' set surrounded by the stuffed birds!

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sean on April 19, 2010, 06:58:01 AM
Sean.....no more photos of you in your underpants thank you, nor you on the 'Psycho' set surrounded by the stuffed birds!

Mike

Actually you've lost me on the stuffed birds- not sure I've seen the movie all through. But no, I hadn't got anything to ruffle your neat feathers too badly, just some Hindu-related stuff including pics of the present shrine I keep. The software issues aren't working for me though.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on April 19, 2010, 07:09:10 AM
Some time ago you posted a photo of yourself which looked like Norman Bates' taxiderm display.

Anyway; as you have been posting photos for ages, why have you now experienced a problem?

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on April 19, 2010, 07:16:08 AM
Sean.....no more photos of you in your underpants thank you, nor you on the 'Psycho' set surrounded by the stuffed birds!

Mike

Oh, what have I done! 

Okay Sean,  I have some better advice for posting those pictures.  Microsoft Windows has an excellent application for fixing up your pictures, it is called "Recycle Bin" and it should be right on your desktop.   ;D

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on April 19, 2010, 07:18:23 AM
YOU just caused a pyroclastic flow of coke down my nose....but I forgive you.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sean on April 19, 2010, 07:18:37 AM
Some time ago you posted a photo of yourself which looked like Norman Bates' taxiderm display.

Anyway; as you have been posting photos for ages, why have you now experienced a problem?

Mike

Well recently I gave a couple of talks on Hinduism and the pics to go with them could have framed a few discussions- they're on this file but having them presented within posts would've been nice (I did link a version of it once before).

http://www.box.net/shared/dupblz9ax5
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on April 19, 2010, 08:07:24 AM
Well recently I gave a couple of talks on Hinduism and the pics to go with them could have framed a few discussions- they're on this file but having them presented within posts would've been nice (I did link a version of it once before).

http://www.box.net/shared/dupblz9ax5

Everytime you give us one of those travelogues you end up coming off as racist and arrogant to the point where even JdP would blush. :-\
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 19, 2010, 09:10:44 AM
Sean - took a look at that file - you should be able to simply right-click the picture and copy or save to your hard drive; but, I used the 'snipping tool' in VISTA (Snag-It is another 'image capture' program that I have on my other computers) - but I 'downsized' just 4 images of the many in the file, and have attached them to this post; so the process can be easily accomplished and in little time.  Dave  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sean on April 19, 2010, 09:54:36 AM
Cheers Sonic. I can copy the pics no problem, though when you say copy them to the hard drive, I'm going to need, as Scarpia suggests, to use the Photoshop or Paint programs aren't I? I don't think my present computer network has these. I'll have a think about it though. I'll have a look at this snipping tool on my Vista laptop.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 19, 2010, 03:43:18 PM
Cheers Sonic. I can copy the pics no problem, though when you say copy them to the hard drive, I'm going to need, as Scarpia suggests, to use the Photoshop or Paint programs aren't I? I don't think my present computer network has these. I'll have a think about it though. I'll have a look at this snipping tool on my Vista laptop.

Sean - well if you right-click on an image, then a menu option should be to 'Save image...' - once saved to the place desired on your hard drive and named to your preference, then the image can be easily manipulated w/ a variety of programs.

VISTA (and I assume Windows7) has a neat snipping tool (not very versatile but useful); SnagIt is another good screen capture program, i.e. with either of these, you can have your *.doc file opened, the images appear, and then you can select or crop the image from the monitor.

Once the image is on your hard drive, then a myriad of programs can be used for further manipulation - my main activities are to first crop and then re-size the image for presentation on the web.  On my Windows computers, I have used IrfanView (http://www.irfanview.com/) for years - completely FREE and allows easy cropping and resizing - give it a try!  Dave  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sean on April 20, 2010, 02:50:10 AM
Sean - well if you right-click on an image, then a menu option should be to 'Save image...' - once saved to the place desired on your hard drive and named to your preference, then the image can be easily manipulated w/ a variety of programs.

VISTA (and I assume Windows7) has a neat snipping tool (not very versatile but useful); SnagIt is another good screen capture program, i.e. with either of these, you can have your *.doc file opened, the images appear, and then you can select or crop the image from the monitor.

Once the image is on your hard drive, then a myriad of programs can be used for further manipulation - my main activities are to first crop and then re-size the image for presentation on the web.  On my Windows computers, I have used IrfanView (http://www.irfanview.com/) for years - completely FREE and allows easy cropping and resizing - give it a try!  Dave  :)

Many thanks- I'll take a look at the IrfanView program. Can I point out however that the Save picture as only appears on the right click dropdown for internet pictures, not for pictures already saved on my Word file... As I say, I'm not much of technical person... Best, S
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sean on April 21, 2010, 06:48:50 AM
By the way Sonic, thanks for your help- I sorted it in the end and learnt a lot.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 05, 2010, 07:09:23 PM
(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/5172/loveisforever.png) (http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/5172/loveisforever.png)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 11, 2010, 09:04:03 AM
Well, I won't confess to liking this one, exactly, but I have been curious about its origins ever since I saw it on a half dozen different Schubert covers (and a couple of Beethoven ones too). Does anyone have any idea who painted this?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Y8V71TTSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Thanks,
8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 11, 2010, 09:12:31 AM
Artist: Caspar David Friedrich.
Painting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanderer_above_the_Sea_of_Fog
:)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 11, 2010, 09:26:43 AM
Artist: Caspar David Friedrich.
Painting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanderer_above_the_Sea_of_Fog
:)

Thanks, Navneeth. I don't care what they say about you, you're pretty handy to have around... :D

8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 11, 2010, 09:27:51 AM
Thanks, Navneeth. I don't care what they say about you, you're pretty handy to have around... :D

8)

What did they say about me?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 11, 2010, 09:31:52 AM
What did they say about me?

Umm, that you're handy to have around. No, really. ;)

8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on May 13, 2010, 12:11:41 PM
Last day on Kiawah Island on our short South Carolina coastal vacation - off to Charleston tomorrow for a few days, then back home -  :D

But walking over to Heron Park for a couple of hours by the pool, we were crossing a bridge over a lagoon (plenty on this island), and guess 'what' was sunning right below us - YES, a 6+ foot alligator and some babies; not sure if that was their mama?  One of the pool assistants said the 'real mama' was more like 8 feet in length - the one below is big enough for me!  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 13, 2010, 12:31:57 PM
Crikey! Nice shots there, mate. :)

Those remind of my time at another forum, where one of the members was this extremely talented photographer from N. or S. Carolina -- or somewhere along the eastern coast of the U.S.-- who regularly posted photos of 'gators. Some energising themselves on the road, or one from six feet away in its natural habitat. Wonderful stuff.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on May 13, 2010, 04:43:17 PM
Crikey! Nice shots there, mate. :)

Those remind of my time at another forum, where one of the members was this extremely talented photographer from N. or S. Carolina -- or somewhere along the eastern coast of the U.S.-- who regularly posted photos of 'gators. Some energising themselves on the road, or one from six feet away in its natural habitat. Wonderful stuff.

Hi Navneeth - well not the 'best' pics - gator was half in the sun & I was bending over a bridge but probably only 10 ft. or so away - just exciting to see these animals au naturale; for those not familiar w/ this island (or dozens of others along the Carolina Coast into Georgia & Florida), this is indeed 'nature' - not a zoo!  :o

We rented a wonderful lagoon villa (small condo) w/ a screen porch looking out on the lagoon; this morning I saw a gator, but only a 3 footer or so, i.e. a youngster!  :D

But for the fun I was googling Kiawah Island & alligators and found the photo shown below - a youngster w/ a golf ball in its mouth, probably a 2-yr old or so?  This picture was taken on the Turtle Point Golf Course on Kiawah Island, a course designed by Jack Nicklaus - back around 1984, I was running our summer radiology meeting on this island (our inaugural meeting); my in-laws (both physicians) attended (our son was about 8 y/o then, so a joy for them) - however, we played one of the courses on the island (can't remember which one?) - but I drove a ball on one hole next to a lagoon, and as I was approaching the ball, an alligator emerged - decided to drop a 'new' ball on the other side of the fairway!  So that pic brings back some memories - Dave  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on May 13, 2010, 05:08:46 PM
Just a few more pics after dinner on Kiawah Island - ate at the Atlantic Room at the Ocean Course (Pete Dye designed & opened in 1991; site of a Ryder Cup, Senior's PGA Championship, and upcoming PGA Championship in 2012 - a ocean seaside course w/ wild winds and no major trees!) - but driving back (i.e. in my car ;-)), I stopped at a large pond (obviously w/ an alligator potential) w/ several egrets resting, and on one pic the clubhouse w/ the restaurant mentioned that we had just had a wonderful seafood dinner!  :D

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 20, 2010, 10:31:26 AM
This photo reminds me of Mahler's symphonies.

(http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/volcano-3.jpg)

Perhaps this, even more so...

(http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/volcano-2-580x383.jpg)


More touristy pictures of Eyjafjallajökull here (http://www.universetoday.com/2010/05/19/more-up-close-images-of-eyjafjallajokull-volcano-and-its-affect-on-life-in-iceland/).

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on May 21, 2010, 02:15:18 PM
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/11/2010/05/500x_tigerladycrouch.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on May 21, 2010, 02:27:14 PM
From what I've seen in the media, she doesn't look like his type at all.   8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 25, 2010, 08:37:40 AM
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5564/narutard.jpg) (http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5564/narutard.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on May 25, 2010, 09:42:32 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Todd on May 25, 2010, 10:20:21 AM
One reason I do not fight bulls:

(http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/photos/2010/05/24/433d1b2e-0612-4a0f-b79d-de1f920d9e5enews.ap.org_t600.jpg?42b0fb247f69dabe2ae440581a34634cbc5420f3)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 25, 2010, 10:24:34 AM
Because you'll then get photoshopped? ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on May 25, 2010, 10:37:32 AM
That was a real incident reported on the UK news today. The matador lived and is recovering after a five hour operation. I wonder whether he will be able to speak?

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on May 25, 2010, 10:38:43 AM
That was a real incident reported on the UK news today. The matador lived and is recovering after a five hour operation. I wonder whether he will be able to speak?

Mike

Animal cruelty as a spectator sport?  Score one for the bull.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 25, 2010, 10:42:17 AM
That was a real incident reported on the UK news today. The matador lived and is recovering after a five hour operation. I wonder whether he will be able to speak?

Mike

Oh. Do you have a link?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on May 25, 2010, 11:11:56 AM
That was a real incident reported on the UK news today. The matador lived and is recovering after a five hour operation. I wonder whether he will be able to speak?

Mike - I'm afraid that he'll be known as Mumbles in the future, unfortunately -  :-\  Dave
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on May 25, 2010, 12:24:53 PM
Animal cruelty as a spectator sport?  Score one for the bull.

:D


That said, the guy was extremely lucky. A slightly different angle would very likely have left him with more than a speech problem.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on May 25, 2010, 01:06:44 PM
Oh. Do you have a link?

I heard it on the radio news, but there does not seem to be a link from the BBC site. Here is the story from another source.

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world/matador-gored-by-bull-in-madrid-fighting-for-life_100368492.html

Poor old mumbles.....no doubt the bull was killed.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on May 25, 2010, 01:16:45 PM
.....no doubt the bull was killed.

Bull always gets killed.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 25, 2010, 08:21:42 PM
I heard it on the radio news, but there does not seem to be a link from the BBC site. Here is the story from another source.

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world/matador-gored-by-bull-in-madrid-fighting-for-life_100368492.html

Poor old mumbles.....no doubt the bull was killed.

Mike

Thanks.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 25, 2010, 10:48:37 PM
We CAN all get along :)

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/2079/chatrouletteawesome019.jpg) (http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/2079/chatrouletteawesome019.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on May 29, 2010, 05:33:07 PM
Hahaha :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on June 01, 2010, 03:37:09 PM
The first one just makes me laugh like crazy, I don't know why... the second one is just kind of funny in an interesting way.


(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/122/1/f/Angel_Beats__I_heard_you_like__by_Rarayn.jpg)


(only linking this one since the text is too small to read)
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k112/Teemo_01/Misc/1228639437963.jpg

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 02, 2010, 11:27:16 AM
(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/773/5068047cb7eddef2f29f263.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on June 02, 2010, 11:29:03 AM
(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/773/5068047cb7eddef2f29f263.jpg)

ROFL.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on June 02, 2010, 01:57:47 PM
Wow, that one's great.
I hope that wasn't really a question on that show, but just a photoshopped one.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: WI Dan on June 09, 2010, 02:54:16 PM
(http://blog.nationmultimedia.com/home/blog_data/409/409/images/X2/42.JPG)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Fëanor on June 10, 2010, 07:05:26 AM
I've always kind of liked this picture I took myself many years ago at Expo 67 in Montreal. It's a self-portrait of sorts: I'm the guy whose image is refected in the metal sphere on the left side of the picture ...
 
(http://www.ody.ca/~wbailey/Selfportrait_Expo67.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on June 12, 2010, 03:47:07 AM
Susan & I are on a long weekend vacation to St. Louis (our first visit) - stimulated by our son who drove in from Indianapolis, so we had some 'wheels' in the city and he has GPS in his car which made getting places quite easy!  :D

We've had plenty of activities which I might put together in the 'vacation thread' for those who might be contemplating a visit to this city on the river, but just one unique experience below.

Gateway Arch - more information HERE (http://www.nps.gov/jeff/index.htm) on the Mississippi River - 630 ft!  Plenty of underground activities beneath the arch - tram ride to the top is an experience; basically small cubicles that can seat up to 5 - feels like a confined space capsule, and of course pivots like a ferris wheel car while ascending/descending the arch - takes just over a minute.  The views from the top are fabulous, i.e. the city in one direction and the river in the other.  :)

(http://www.oaklandcc.edu/se-math/bjblass/images/StLouisArch%5B1%5D.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on June 12, 2010, 10:48:02 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PgfRBZetNGE/TBLbERY9hqI/AAAAAAAABXw/k2gpyM6dsgc/s400/cat+pianist.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on June 13, 2010, 03:56:54 AM
LOL  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Fëanor on June 13, 2010, 04:05:10 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PgfRBZetNGE/TBLbERY9hqI/AAAAAAAABXw/k2gpyM6dsgc/s400/cat+pianist.jpg)

Mike
The sort of thing only a pianist would find funny.  :'(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on June 16, 2010, 01:10:49 AM
(http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/1006/vermeer_stevenson_big.jpg)


The Astronomer and the Geographer (two separate paintings by Vermeer put into one) made using the images featured on APOD (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100616.html) during the last 15 years. In fact, some (manipulated) form of this painting has been featured during earlier anniversaries as well.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: listener on June 17, 2010, 01:26:27 PM
from an excursion yesterday.    9 bus rides, 3 ferries, 2 subway, 1 railroad to get this.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: WI Dan on June 17, 2010, 08:57:49 PM
from an excursion yesterday.    9 bus rides, 3 ferries, 2 subway, 1 railroad to get this.
Ah, ... Dvořákian splendor!  A place I would also enjoy.
Is this in B.C.?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: listener on June 17, 2010, 09:29:11 PM
Ah, ... Dvořákian splendor!  A place I would also enjoy.
Is this in B.C.?
Vancouver Island, Esquimalt & Nanaimo branch of the CPR, operated by VIA,  Arbutus Creek bridge.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: WI Dan on June 17, 2010, 09:41:39 PM
Vancouver Island, Esquimalt & Nanaimo branch of the CPR, operated by VIA,  Arbutus Creek bridge.
Thanks.  Just googled a bit.  Beautiful.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 26, 2010, 05:50:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/waNOh.jpg)

If it doesn't embed: http://i.imgur.com/waNOh.jpg
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on June 26, 2010, 06:05:52 PM
Totally awesome!
I bet it makes all of the little American kids says, "I want to be Canadian when I grow up!"
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on July 07, 2010, 07:33:41 AM
(https://richardwiseman.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/words-66050.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on July 07, 2010, 01:38:36 PM
People wearing hoods?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on July 07, 2010, 01:42:10 PM
I don't see anything.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on July 07, 2010, 01:52:02 PM
You have to screw your eyes up like one of those Magic Eye pictures.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on July 07, 2010, 02:02:54 PM
I could never figure those out. The image is something bad, isn't it?  ::)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on July 07, 2010, 02:04:25 PM
It looks like a row of Klan members.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on July 07, 2010, 02:12:52 PM
Ah... I saw the outlines, but I can't twist my eyes to where I can see them detailed enough to look like Klan members.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Saul on July 11, 2010, 05:51:49 PM
(http://wallpaper.oceanmoon.com/wp-content/gallery/HD_-_Fantasy_Art_Scenery_1920_X_1200/fantasy_art_scenery_wallpaper_sarel_theron_03.jpg)

(http://www.wallcoo.com/cartoon/Fantasy_Scenery_CG_artwork_1920x1200/wallpapers/1920x1200/fantasy_art_scenery_wallpaper_ron_crabb_05.jpg)

(http://www.wallcoo.com/cartoon/Fantasy_Scenery_CG_artwork_1920x1200/wallpapers/1920x1200/fantasy_art_scenery_wallpaper_sarel_theron_04.jpg)

(http://mobicrazy.com/download/wallpaper/load/Fantasy/jw%20Year%20V%20Fantasy%20Art%20Wall%20089%20-%20Ted%20Nasmith.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 13, 2010, 09:42:43 AM
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7362/impressionistpaintingof.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on July 13, 2010, 09:54:30 AM
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7362/impressionistpaintingof.jpg)

I detect an influence of Schoenberg.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on July 13, 2010, 10:19:05 AM
Wicked, wicked Sara! ; )
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Fëanor on July 13, 2010, 10:52:27 AM
(http://wallpaper.oceanmoon.com/wp-content/gallery/HD_-_Fantasy_Art_Scenery_1920_X_1200/fantasy_art_scenery_wallpaper_sarel_theron_03.jpg)

...
Are these Ted Nasmith?  He used to live in the same area of town as us.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Saul on July 13, 2010, 11:56:43 AM
Are these Ted Nasmith?  He used to live in the same area of town as us.

This artist is not Ted Nasmith, the name is Sarel Theron.

By the way I am a huge fan of Nasmith's work.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on July 13, 2010, 12:15:07 PM
I like this one a lot for just pure eye candy:
 
(http://www.fyscorner.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/kate-beckinsale.jpg)
 
In terms of art, 19th Century painters have always been an interest:
 
Claude Monet
 
(http://www.freewebs.com/gilcarosio/photos_Claude%20monet%20%20-%20Impressist%20Painter%20-%201840%20-%201926/Claude%20Monet%20-%20The%20White%20Water%20Lilies.jpg)
 
(http://freecognition.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/monet-la-promenade-sur-la-falaise.jpg)
 
(http://www.elizabethprice.talktalk.net/beerwalk/images/monet_parliament.jpg)
 
Camille Pissarro:
 
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/Camille_Pissarro_Norwood.jpg)
 
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Camille_Pissarro_Aldeia_perto_de_Pontoise.jpg)
 
(http://eaobjets.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/copyright-the-israel-museum-10-camille-pissarro.jpg)
 
Alfred Sisley:
 
(http://www.art-reproductions.net/images/Artists/Sisley-Alfred/Bridge-at-Villeneuve-la-Garenne.jpg)
 
(http://images.artnet.com/artwork_images_785_71987_alfred-sisley.jpg)
 
(http://www.huma3.com/repository/reviews/sisley.JPG)
 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Fëanor on July 15, 2010, 02:23:02 AM
This artist is not Ted Nasmith, the name is Sarel Theron.

By the way I am a huge fan of Nasmith's work.
Well, good to know.  I like what you've shown of Theron's work which is very similar in style to Nasimith's.  If you like one, you'll like the other I dare say.
 
I never met Ted but my wife did; years ago his wife and mine where in the same baby sitting co-op!  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on July 15, 2010, 03:55:51 AM
Well, good to know.  I like what you've shown of Theron's work which is very similar in style to Nasimith's.

Going by the file names, I'd say the last one is by Nasmith.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Saul on July 15, 2010, 07:16:22 PM
Did some Photomanipulation work on this one. My uncle sent me a disk full of photos he took from his trip to Europe.

(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2010/196/4/7/Sunset_by_Musicalpaintings.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on July 15, 2010, 11:29:01 PM
(http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/rachmaninoff.jpg)


Meet Rachmaninoff. Location: Mercury.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The new erato on July 16, 2010, 03:03:18 AM

 
In terms of art, 19th Century painters have always been an interest:
 
Claude Monet
 
I do agree! I visited Monets garden this summer in full flower and saw some of the real objects (Rouen cathedral, too) of his paintings. Totally wonderful. How nice to see some real art inbetween lots of, frankly, crass and crappy stuff. Though Saras picture was fun!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 02, 2010, 02:26:26 PM
I can't see why that Japanese stuff caught on.

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9348/watou.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on August 02, 2010, 08:00:52 PM
THAT GUY IS MY NEW HERO! :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dana on August 02, 2010, 09:19:53 PM
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7362/impressionistpaintingof.jpg)

I sense something. A presence I've not felt since...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on August 11, 2010, 03:35:53 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_zqFoq3qej2c/Sl91PM8GNNI/AAAAAAABAvU/H4bCOY41Xlc/s400/obamasushi.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on August 23, 2010, 09:57:42 AM
(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/8933/tpenisnormaled.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on August 24, 2010, 03:38:43 PM
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/7623/basemente.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on August 24, 2010, 04:45:25 PM
Haha, are these scare-tactic xtian "sex is bad" PSAs from 1998?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on August 25, 2010, 09:29:21 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Fu75qGwNdWg/TADeHhMEuwI/AAAAAAAAGoQ/Pfg212hiGN8/s400/sphinx+van+der+stappen.jpg)

"Le Sphinx Mystérieux" (1897); ivoire, bronze. 56 x 46 x 31 cm.
Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Bruxelles.



Now an exhibition in Brussels : Charles Van der Stappen.
He not only designed lampposts (!)... but also created some of the most exquisite Art Nouveau sculptures in Europe.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: bwv 1080 on August 25, 2010, 09:45:37 AM
(http://images.somethingawful.com/inserts/articlepics/photoshop/01-16-04-kinkade/OlinFnard.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on August 25, 2010, 10:15:52 AM
(http://www.damaris.es/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/semana-santa-sevilla.jpg)


The Semana Santa in Seville.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on August 26, 2010, 07:15:42 AM
Haha, are these scare-tactic xtian "sex is bad" PSAs from 1998?

Probably parodies of some teen health website.
(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/7858/lolrk.jpg)


(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/2715/tstdhived.jpg)
She's got a point.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on August 26, 2010, 07:27:08 AM
(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/2715/tstdhived.jpg)
She's got a point.
A strong one!  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coopmv on August 26, 2010, 03:29:13 PM
Some of my audio gears ...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coopmv on August 26, 2010, 03:30:46 PM
Mountain, lake and snow ...

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coopmv on August 26, 2010, 03:42:31 PM
From the old world ...

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on August 27, 2010, 03:15:56 PM
Susan & I just returned from our 6-day Maine vacation - an experience for those who may be traveling to this coastal Atlantic state is a visit to the Portland Light, which goes by various names but basically a lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth - the sea looks calm in the photo below but splashing waves against the rocky shoreline is quite dramatic (as is much of the coast of Maine) -  :D

(http://photos.igougo.com/images/p167096-Portland-Portland_Lighthouse.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on August 29, 2010, 10:51:57 AM
Well this is taking a darker turn.
(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/3116/tbbfemalereproductiveed.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 31, 2010, 06:19:42 AM
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/1825/1281847562618.jpg)

Why didn't I see it until now - this is what is behind Obama's mask.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on August 31, 2010, 08:45:14 AM
Thought I'd share this here.

Russian in Color, a century ago

With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912. In those years, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images. The high quality of the images, combined with the bright colors, make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time - when these photographs were taken, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun. Collected here are a few of the hundreds of color images made available by the Library of Congress, which purchased the original glass plates back in 1948.


Boston Globe - The Big Picture (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 31, 2010, 09:11:10 AM
Thanks - those early colour photographs often look terrible, but these are well taken, well preserved and well scanned :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 31, 2010, 09:24:02 AM
Fascinating, Navneeth. I doubt that I have ever seen anything photographed with that method, so a combination of wonderful subject matter and interesting technology makes for a highly interesting read.

8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on August 31, 2010, 11:31:09 AM
Last week, the French group Royal de Luxe was in Antwerp .
Royal de Luxe creates giant puppets that are manipulated by..normal humans! The effect is quite overwhelming and often strangely poetical.

This year the main character was a diver.

(http://www.standaard.be/Assets/Images_Upload/2010/05/05/reus.jpg.275.jpg)

(http://www.magmanet.be/Portals/magma/images/scan00713-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on August 31, 2010, 11:32:49 AM
(http://s1.gva.be/imgpath/assets_img_gva/2010/02/16/915200/reuzen-komen-in-augustus-boven-water-in-antwerpen_7_235x280.jpg)


unfortunately, the website doesn't function yet...

http://www.royal-de-luxe.com/

Plenty of photographs on Flickr.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on August 31, 2010, 02:27:50 PM
Thought I'd share this here.

Russian in Color, a century ago.......................

Navneeth - astounding pictures (and technology for its time)!  I was particularly interested because Susan's grandmother was Russian from the Ukraine and from that period of time!  A short bio of her can be found HERE (http://libraries.umdnj.edu/History_of_Medicine/Finkler.html) for those interested in the times of this period and country - unfortunately, my first visit to New Jersey was in 1969, a year after she died - would have loved to have met her (I had just finished my second year in medical school) - Dave  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Harpo on August 31, 2010, 04:17:11 PM
Thought I'd share this here.

Russian in Color, a century ago


Great photos! Since my mother's parents came from Russia, some of these people could have been related to me. I am particularly thinking of "Isfandiyar, Khan of the Russian protectorate of Khorezm," since his Russian Afro is curly, as is my hair. Wait a minute--I think that's a hat. Never mind.  ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on August 31, 2010, 09:51:29 PM
Susan and Dave, I'm glad to know that those photos connected you with your ancestral past (-in-law ;) ).

Yet another perspective of seeing images of eras gone by is the following collection (http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/the-ghosts-of-world-war-iis) in which black-and-white photos taken during the Second World War are superimposed on contemporary photographs of the same location. While I will admit that not all of them are well done, some are strangely haunting.

(http://api.ning.com/files/PIMy3q7qzxJQ0GDp7mXBh4Xyzjd2Yv81t8JIiQTR5Bl*joSeVPneCqv16-fYSy41N8VzFKn78KOVu00GSc6OE1I5DwvYV3ho/sergeylarenkov0.jpg)



(http://api.ning.com/files/YkW9tlCEBUjHRORKUDi6Dy39TplGjKlN15Vuysi4Erk8iWQFc18HSBxTrINVkEf-TWid-3hhXeBVcMDAeyx-0iSppQYn0Bua/sergeylarenkov13.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on September 02, 2010, 12:11:23 PM
(http://resources.ibanez.com/resourceservicehost/images/Ibanez/web/ProductMainZoom/test/RGA8BK.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on September 03, 2010, 04:32:56 PM
[imghttp://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/8/26/f32e6bfb-fb34-44af-ae44-a3da8087226c.gif][/img]
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on September 03, 2010, 05:29:13 PM
(http://resources.ibanez.com/resourceservicehost/images/Ibanez/web/ProductMainZoom/test/RGA8BK.jpg)

An 8-string guitar? Interesting. What are the two lowest notes? I know one of them is B right? I've been playing guitar for 20 years and I have yet to tackle one of those!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on September 05, 2010, 02:18:33 AM
(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/9927/clipboard01es.png)

MAKE YOUR MINDS UP
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on September 05, 2010, 03:13:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wyxVv.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on September 05, 2010, 06:42:28 PM
This should have been the front cover to Michael Daugherty's Metropolis Symphony recording on Naxos:
 
(http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/9186/lucy-pinder-superman-shirt.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on September 06, 2010, 08:11:14 AM

An 8-string guitar? Interesting. What are the two lowest notes? I know one of them is B right? I've been playing guitar for 20 years and I have yet to tackle one of those!
That's right- the 7th string is B. The 8th string is a low F#- and if you tune it down a full step, it becomes the same note as the lowest note on a standard 4-string bass guitar.

I want this guitar (it's cheap for an 8-string- only ~$800), but the one thing it's missing for me is a whammy bar. I'm not sure if a whammy pedal could be a sufficient substitue, because I've never had the chance to play one.

Also, if I got one of these, if used with some sort of octave pedal, I could get some sort of range such as an E below the lowest note of the piano up to the highest E on the piano. I haven't been able to experiment with this, either, though (I've only played a seven string once, at Guitar Center a couple of months ago).  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on September 06, 2010, 08:34:53 AM
That's right- the 7th string is B. The 8th string is a low F#- and if you tune it down a full step, it becomes the same note as the lowest note on a standard 4-string bass guitar.

I want this guitar (it's cheap for an 8-string- only ~$800), but the one thing it's missing for me is a whammy bar. I'm not sure if a whammy pedal could be a sufficient substitue, because I've never had the chance to play one.

Also, if I got one of these, if used with some sort of octave pedal, I could get some sort of range such as an E below the lowest note of the piano up to the highest E on the piano. I haven't been able to experiment with this, either, though (I've only played a seven string once, at Guitar Center a couple of months ago).  :D

Very cool. Thanks for the information.
 
I played a 7-string once too and it was fun. Last time I was at Guitar Center, I bought a Line 6 DL4 Delay modeler, but this was about 9 years ago. I usually enjoy going to into guitar shops, but Guitar Center is so loud that I can't even hear myself think. :) So I try to stick to local dealers and smaller shops.
 
Since I play jazz, or a hybrid of jazz, rock, and ambient (??? I don't know), I place a lot of importance on tone and hearing every note with great clarity. I try not to use distortion too much, but sometimes I will want an improvisation with a tone that has more bite, so that's when I'll use distortion. I also like delay and reverb, which I consider the main ingredients of my sound. Seldom do I fool around with modulation effects like flanger, chorus, phaser, etc. I do like chorus sometimes though.
 
What kind of music do you play Greg and how long have you been playing? Who are your favorite guitarists?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on September 06, 2010, 08:51:06 AM

Very cool. Thanks for the information.
 
I played a 7-string once too and it was fun. Last time I was at Guitar Center, I bought a Line 6 DL4 Delay modeler, but this was about 9 years ago. I usually enjoy going to into guitar shops, but Guitar Center is so loud that I can't even hear myself think. :) So I try to stick to local dealers and smaller shops.
 
Since I play jazz, or a hybrid of jazz, rock, and ambient (??? I don't know), I place a lot of importance on tone and hearing every note with great clarity. I try not to use distortion too much, but sometimes I will want an improvisation with a tone that has more bite, so that's when I'll use distortion. I also like delay and reverb, which I consider the main ingredients of my sound. Seldom do I fool around with modulation effects like flanger, chorus, phaser, etc. I do like chorus sometimes though.
 
What kind of music do you play Greg and how long have you been playing? Who are your favorite guitarists?
I started off listening to Joe Satriani when I was 10 or so (and it was the only music I liked for several years). When I was almost 13, I started playing guitar gradually, figuring out how to play his stuff and all. It was mainly him and Yngwie Malmsteen who I completely admired, though on the side I'd be into anything related in that style- Steve Vai, Vinnie Moore, Theodore Ziras, etc. Nowadays I've been getting into other stuff- Opeth, Meshuggah, Kayo Dot, Necrophagist, Psyopus, to name a few (after a period of many years listening almost exclusively to classical)...

Now, when you say jazz-rock, what do you mean by that? I know you mentioned Eric Johnson before, though I don't really know who else would be categorized under that genre. Who are your other influences?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on September 06, 2010, 12:23:38 PM
I started off listening to Joe Satriani when I was 10 or so (and it was the only music I liked for several years). When I was almost 13, I started playing guitar gradually, figuring out how to play his stuff and all. It was mainly him and Yngwie Malmsteen who I completely admired, though on the side I'd be into anything related in that style- Steve Vai, Vinnie Moore, Theodore Ziras, etc. Nowadays I've been getting into other stuff- Opeth, Meshuggah, Kayo Dot, Necrophagist, Psyopus, to name a few (after a period of many years listening almost exclusively to classical)...

Now, when you say jazz-rock, what do you mean by that? I know you mentioned Eric Johnson before, though I don't really know who else would be categorized under that genre. Who are your other influences?

Sounds like you're really into shred and metal, which is cool and requires a different kind of playing than I'm accustomed to.
 
I've been playing guitar for 20 years, I'm not going to launch into my whole history with you, for sake of boredom not only to you, but anybody else reading, and keep my answers short.
 
I started off as a rock player very heavily influenced by progressive bands like King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, Marillion, ELP (Emerson, Lake, & Palmer), Pink Floyd, among others, but then I discovered jazz music and been head-over-heels in love every since that day. I would say my style blurs the line between jazz and rock, but also more ambient or textural music. It's hard to explain really, because I can demonstrate it much better than putting it into words.
 
I have only been actively listening to classical music for 2 years, but have heard it all my life. The guitarists I'm influenced by are Bill Frisell, Eric Johnson, Steve Rothery, David Gilmour, Pat Metheny, Ben Monder, Terje Rypdal, Will Ackerman, Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, Robert Fripp, Alex Lifeson, and Al Di Meola.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on September 07, 2010, 10:58:36 AM

Sounds like you're really into shred and metal, which is cool and requires a different kind of playing than I'm accustomed to.
 
I've been playing guitar for 20 years, I'm not going to launch into my whole history with you, for sake of boredom not only to you, but anybody else reading, and keep my answers short.
 
I started off as a rock player very heavily influenced by progressive bands like King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, Marillion, ELP (Emerson, Lake, & Palmer), Pink Floyd, among others, but then I discovered jazz music and been head-over-heels in love every since that day. I would say my style blurs the line between jazz and rock, but also more ambient or textural music. It's hard to explain really, because I can demonstrate it much better than putting it into words.
 
I have only been actively listening to classical music for 2 years, but have heard it all my life. The guitarists I'm influenced by are Bill Frisell, Eric Johnson, Steve Rothery, David Gilmour, Pat Metheny, Ben Monder, Terje Rypdal, Will Ackerman, Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, Robert Fripp, Alex Lifeson, and Al Di Meola.
That's cool, man. (I've been meaning to dive into King Crimson, since I've already heard stuff by them I like.)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on September 29, 2010, 07:02:13 PM
Alberto Ginastera :D

(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/52271103/Alberto+Ginastera+Ginastera+taking+a+photograph.png)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on September 29, 2010, 07:12:10 PM
That's cool, man. (I've been meaning to dive into King Crimson, since I've already heard stuff by them I like.)

King Crimson are amazing, but I think the band hit their stride once Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, and Bill Bruford entered the lineup. The music seemed to incorporate more or less more modern influences.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on September 29, 2010, 07:13:33 PM
Alberto Ginastera :D

(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/52271103/Alberto+Ginastera+Ginastera+taking+a+photograph.png)

That's a great picture! Love that face..haha!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: bwv 1080 on October 01, 2010, 09:50:27 AM
(http://api.ning.com/files/DvNFAwYQQlGZQOdGWx0e3T15uU-Lc2gClv0H*-YJX66Fb7VWoZyFVyZ3XXyy8wegEebs8o*5rmRxSgX-YLkaKyoIl1WzyRM1/sergeylarenkov00.jpg)

(http://api.ning.com/files/YkW9tlCEBUjHRORKUDi6Dy39TplGjKlN15Vuysi4Erk8iWQFc18HSBxTrINVkEf-TWid-3hhXeBVcMDAeyx-0iSppQYn0Bua/sergeylarenkov13.jpg)

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/the-ghosts-of-world-war-iis (http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/the-ghosts-of-world-war-iis)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 04, 2010, 09:47:05 AM
Just saw the most adorable picture on famitsu:

(http://www.famitsu.com/guc/blog/media/filter/bg/transfer/img/405/4c8faa8c-69e8-4f47-95fa-4591ca5ab698.jpg)

(http://serve.mysmiley.net/love/love0001.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on October 05, 2010, 07:14:29 AM
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/1622/94401247.jpg)

Could anyone identify the painting/artist for me?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on October 05, 2010, 12:51:37 PM
French, Spanish ...? first half of the 19th century...Ingres, Flandrin....more likely someone else. But who?

I'll check my books.

Grz, Peter
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Saul on October 05, 2010, 12:53:41 PM
I took this picture 2 years ago in upstate NY.

http://musicalpaintings.deviantart.com/#/d304lll
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on October 06, 2010, 02:14:51 AM
French, Spanish ...? first half of the 19th century...Ingres, Flandrin....more likely someone else. But who?

I'll check my books.

Grz, Peter

I was thinking along the same lines, those curls make it most likely early 19th (like Ingres Madame Riviere) but when I went through decent bunch of French Neoclassicists couldn't find even tentative match. Flandrin don't think so, his portraits always have very serious expressions, and this one is coyishly pretty. I'm not very familiar with Spanish painting of that period apart from Goya which doesn't look like to me, brush stroke seems too fine and smooth for him. Maybe someone later? Gerome, Delaroche?

It cought my eye initially because Naive used it on cover of Monteverdi's 2nd Book of madrigals and I thought odd to use what looks like 19th century painting for late 16th century music. But now I'm really curious.

(http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/t_200/naiveop30487.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Benji on October 07, 2010, 04:54:45 AM
I was thinking along the same lines, those curls make it most likely early 19th (like Ingres Madame Riviere) but when I went through decent bunch of French Neoclassicists couldn't find even tentative match. Flandrin don't think so, his portraits always have very serious expressions, and this one is coyishly pretty. I'm not very familiar with Spanish painting of that period apart from Goya which doesn't look like to me, brush stroke seems too fine and smooth for him. Maybe someone later? Gerome, Delaroche?

It cought my eye initially because Naive used it on cover of Monteverdi's 2nd Book of madrigals and I thought odd to use what looks like 19th century painting for late 16th century music. But now I'm really curious.

(http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/t_200/naiveop30487.jpg)

Have you tried emailing Naive to ask their cover art department?

Or....a long shot maybe, but have you got a smart phone (iPhone, Android etc)? There is a app called Google Goggles, which is pretty neat - it takes a photo of whatever you point it at, scans it and compares it to it's gigantic library of scanned images and provides information based on that. I've tried it on book covers and it worked with a high success rate. It does claim it can do paintings, landmarks, all sorts. Might be worth a shot.

I'd try it now for you but I'm working at a bank and it might raise a few eyebrows if I start taking photos of my screen...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on October 07, 2010, 08:50:23 PM
I mailed Naive. No answer yet - but I'll keep you posted.

Peter
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on October 08, 2010, 12:46:54 AM
I mailed Naive. No answer yet - but I'll keep you posted.

Peter

Ha, I've done the same yesterday. Now they must be thinking to themselves - Why are all these people inquiring about the same painting all of the sudden? Have we infringed on some copyright? Send these questions to our legal department, on the double!!! -  and we never get our answer  :'( ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 08, 2010, 03:57:58 AM
Ha, I've done the same yesterday. Now they must be thinking to themselves - Why are all these people inquiring about the same painting all of the sudden? Have we infringed on some copyright? Send these questions to our legal department, on the double!!! -  and we never get our answer  :'( ;D
I recognize some of the artwork that they use in that series, but I am not placing the artist or painting yet. I did recognize the one with Raphael (Charpentier), but that gives us a little more to work with than half a face at weird angles. I'm surprised they don't mention something in the booklet.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 08, 2010, 04:55:13 AM
Ha, I've done the same yesterday. Now they must be thinking to themselves - Why are all these people inquiring about the same painting all of the sudden? Have we infringed on some copyright? Send these questions to our legal department, on the double!!! -  and we never get our answer  :'( ;D

Well, I put in a third e-mail to Naive 2 days ago -  :D  No answer yet either!  I 'googled' a bunch of 'suspect' artists from the early 19th century but no luck.  Dave  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on October 08, 2010, 08:46:28 AM
Well, I put in a third e-mail to Naive 2 days ago -  :D

Hahahahaha, now we're definitely doomed. This is how conspiracy theories get born.
Imagine poor guy sorting incoming mail at Naive coming across, at the same time, three e-mails by three unknown persons from different sides of the globe (writing in two languages, I presume Peter wrote in French) asking the same, of first look completely inconsequential question about some obscure painting. He is bound to think there is some secret code behind all this, Templars at the least, if not Rosenkreuzers. I tell you, we'll be happy if he doesn't report us to Sûreté.   >:D $:) 0:)   
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 08, 2010, 11:21:22 AM
Hahahahaha, now we're definitely doomed. This is how conspiracy theories get born.
Imagine poor guy sorting incoming mail at Naive coming across, at the same time, three e-mails by three unknown persons from different sides of the globe (writing in two languages, I presume Peter wrote in French) asking the same, of first look completely inconsequential question about some obscure painting. He is bound to think there is some secret code behind all this, Templars at the least, if not Rosenkreuzers. I tell you, we'll be happy if he doesn't report us to Sûreté.   >:D $:) 0:)
:D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Henk on October 08, 2010, 11:28:18 AM
>:D $:) 0:)

Yeah!!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on October 10, 2010, 05:49:40 AM
Hi Drasko, I wrote in French, indeed.

But at Naive they should be proud and happy to receive all these mails! "wow, they like our artwork"!

I've got no answer either. But the French can be quite lazy about these things. Let's wait till the end of next week.....

Peter
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on October 11, 2010, 12:19:34 PM
I've got no answer either. But the French can be quite lazy about these things. Let's wait till the end of next week.....

I ain't going anywhere  :)

Nice avatar. There is big Ballets Russes exhibition in London, has to have bunch of Bakst included. Would you be hopping the Channel to see it, too far for me unfortunately. 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on October 11, 2010, 01:30:51 PM
I've made no plans yet. I'm tempted , though.

But I've just made a trip to Essen/Ruhr Kulturhaupstadt 2010 (Ruhr Museum, Folkwang Museum, Philharmonie, Aalto Opera...). Very interesting. The new Folkwang is quite impressive - clean and cool. Great collection of late 19th - 20 th century art. For the first time I watched attentively a Concetto spaziale by Fontana....

Essen is only 2.5 hrs drive by car. That was easy.

Peter

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 11, 2010, 03:17:01 PM
Well Guys, as expected I've not received a response from Naive about the pic in question - oh well!  :-\

So, I'll post some 'personal' pics of our kitchen table - BORING!  But we just returned from a long weekend trip to Blowing Rock, NC (just 90 mins from us off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone) - in a local co-op artist's shop we purchased a 'lazy Susan' (I have to call it a 'Lazy Lester' because of my wife's first name) and a beautiful flower vase w/ a glass insert; now that necessitated a new wood pepper grinder/salt shaker and a napkin holder - I'm just responsible for the napkin holder - built from scrap pieces in my shop - uprights made from 'glued-up' stock, i.e. middle is walnut, light wood pine, and outer mahogany - thought my concept blends well w/ the rest - Susan added some flowers and we are thrilled w/ the much IMPROVED appearance - a 'work of art' at dinner time!  ;D

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Woodworking-Projects/LazySusan1/1043689140_jgYd3-S.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Woodworking-Projects/LazySusan2/1043689263_CHR5V-S.jpg)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Woodworking-Projects/LazySusan3/1043689282_yNXvT-S.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Woodworking-Projects/LazySusan4/1043689304_yNEwX-S.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Bulldog on October 11, 2010, 03:22:19 PM
Well Guys, as expected I've not received a response from Naive about the pic in question - oh well!  :-\

So, I'll post some 'personal' pics of our kitchen table - BORING!  But we just returned from a long weekend trip to Blowing Rock, NC (just 90 mins from us off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone) - in a local co-op artist's shop we purchased a 'lazy Susan' (I have to call it a 'Lazy Lester' because of my wife's first name) and a beautiful flower vase w/ a glass insert; now that necessitated a new wood pepper grinder/salt shaker and a napkin holder - I'm just responsible for the napkin holder - built from scrap pieces in my shop - uprights made from 'glued-up' stock, i.e. middle is walnut, light wood pine, and outer mahogany - thought my concept blends well w/ the rest - Susan added some flowers and we are thrilled w/ the much IMPROVED appearance - a 'work of art' at dinner time!  ;D

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Woodworking-Projects/LazySusan1/1043689140_jgYd3-S.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Woodworking-Projects/LazySusan2/1043689263_CHR5V-S.jpg)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Woodworking-Projects/LazySusan3/1043689282_yNXvT-S.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Woodworking-Projects/LazySusan4/1043689304_yNEwX-S.jpg)

Looks great!  When's dinner?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on October 11, 2010, 06:50:01 PM
They should do an Escher version of that flowerpot.
Maybe a shape like this?
(http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleimages/dan/1-22-09/escher.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on October 19, 2010, 02:31:51 PM
This mad-cap pair are always up for any kind of zany fun!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Benji on November 10, 2010, 05:43:13 PM
Who do you think this elderly gentleman is, attending the resting place of Jean Sibelius?  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on November 10, 2010, 10:52:02 PM
Who do you think this elderly gentleman is, attending the resting place of Jean Sibelius?  :)

Such a minimalistic grave marker. Well, the file name notwithstanding, it is quite apparent that it is Stravinsky. :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Benji on November 11, 2010, 02:24:25 AM
Such a minimalistic grave marker. Well, the file name notwithstanding, it is quite apparent that it is Stravinsky. :)

Correctamundo. It's a cool picture - a 20th century great vistiting the grave of the 20th century greatest.

*runs and hides*

 8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Papy Oli on November 11, 2010, 12:45:54 PM
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lbmfs5cJeI1qzpwi0o1_500.png)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Benji on November 11, 2010, 01:05:11 PM
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lbmfs5cJeI1qzpwi0o1_500.png)

Hilarious! Cage would have approved ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on November 11, 2010, 06:04:52 PM
Interesting... if you go to the youtube page, you'll actually see it's real. However, I think he put a different song over it, so that's why it was disabled.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on November 11, 2010, 08:47:47 PM
Correctamundo. It's a cool picture - a 20th century great vistiting the grave of the 20th century greatest.

*runs and hides*

 8)

Yes, it might be a good idea to hide after making such a silly assertion, but you're entitled to your opinion of course. ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on November 11, 2010, 10:27:12 PM
Is it just me or does Morgan Fairchild get better looking with each passing year?
 
(http://www.mclean-williams.com/images/clients/Morgan%20400x500.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on November 12, 2010, 02:44:52 PM
Is it just me or does Morgan Fairchild get better looking with each passing year?
 
(http://www.mclean-williams.com/images/clients/Morgan%20400x500.jpg)

Looks like her make-up gets 1mm thicker with each passing year.   :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on November 12, 2010, 08:43:30 PM
Looks like her make-up gets 1mm thicker with each passing year.   :P

Yeah, she has too much make-up on in this picture, but she's still a dazzling woman with or without facial enhancers. :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on November 12, 2010, 11:07:33 PM
Yeah, she has too much make-up on in this picture, but she's still a dazzling woman with or without facial enhancers. :D

Show me a picture of hers without make-up which also has not been digitally 'touched'. (And maybe even before the first shot of Botox was taken.) :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on November 13, 2010, 06:02:41 AM
Susan and I are on our annual (sometimes twice yearly) trip to Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington - usually go in the spring or fall; the best boat ride in the area is actually the NC ferry from Fort Fischer to Southport (or the other way) - a cheap 30 min ride w/ some beautiful sites of the old Civil War earthen fort (one of the last major battles of that war which closed the blockade running port of Wilmington), mouth of the Cape Fear River, Bald Head Island (no cars allowed but golf carts can be used and rented), and Southport - plan to lunch and shop there today and then drive back to Wilmington on the other side of the Cape Fear River - some interesting sites along the way, i.e. Orton Plantation (better in the spring) & Old Brunswick Town (settled before Wilmington) - now a state historic site.  Weather should is sunny and in the mid- to high 60s.  :)


(http://www.julieandblake.com/images/map.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on November 16, 2010, 02:04:43 PM
I don't remember this halo Bush is wearing, back when this was fresh news:
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on November 17, 2010, 04:14:57 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v731/takhisis16/cover17.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on November 20, 2010, 12:19:44 AM
(http://ziza.qip.ru/other/022007/08/sleepatwork/46_sleepatwork_2540393.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on December 01, 2010, 10:52:48 PM
(http://servicios.larioja.com/moda/semana_milan/etro/1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on December 03, 2010, 09:40:12 AM
(http://www.liveforfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/olivia-wilde-cowboys-and-aliens.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on December 03, 2010, 09:42:53 AM
(http://www.liveforfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/olivia-wilde-cowboys-and-aliens.jpg)

13?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on December 03, 2010, 11:36:31 AM
Wasn't she on House?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on December 03, 2010, 12:31:30 PM
Wasn't she on House?

Yep.

That's 13.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on December 03, 2010, 01:13:16 PM
Oh that's what Scarpia meant.  I thought he meant age! :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on December 03, 2010, 02:32:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AHebn.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on December 03, 2010, 03:07:58 PM
(http://www.liveforfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/olivia-wilde-cowboys-and-aliens.jpg)
Cool...

(http://i.imgur.com/AHebn.jpg)
:D

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on December 04, 2010, 10:20:29 AM
Conjoined Leaf-Cutter Ants. (http://myrmecos.net/2010/12/03/ant-freaks-of-nature/)

(http://myrmecos.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/twins1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on December 09, 2010, 12:19:34 AM
(http://www.allfunnypictures.com/images/freecat.jpg)
(http://a234.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/86/l_0b444348db0805fedc663d5dec0de149.jpg)
(http://wearehugh.com/public/2006/07/you-make-bunny-cry.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on December 10, 2010, 10:36:15 AM
Two masters sitting together:
 
(http://static.squidoo.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/draft_lens1409449module13104367photo_1229665922Ravel-Stravinsky.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on December 10, 2010, 11:31:01 AM
Two masters sitting together:
 
(http://static.squidoo.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/draft_lens1409449module13104367photo_1229665922Ravel-Stravinsky.jpg)

Now that would make a good frivolous vs. poll!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on December 10, 2010, 11:33:15 AM
Now that would make a good frivolous vs. poll!

Indeed! ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 10, 2010, 09:59:33 PM
(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/9202/pansofevil.jpg)

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5419/wassily.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on December 13, 2010, 08:22:40 PM
(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p182/mellowblissful/3085946676_49dd856b9f.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on December 16, 2010, 08:23:22 PM
(http://www.funpic.hu/files/pics/00036/00036297.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 23, 2010, 11:56:12 AM
(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/2402/1292900195352.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 23, 2010, 11:57:51 AM
(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/2402/1292900195352.gif)

Aaah....
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on December 23, 2010, 02:30:59 PM
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5419/wassily.jpg)
I like that picture as well. It's from Bauhaus archive, female student sitting in Marcel Breuer designed chair (Wassily model: simple tubular steel construction for cheap mass production - yeah! (http://www.dwr.com/product/designers/a-c/marcel-breuer/wassily-chair.do)) wearing mask from Bauhaus theatre production of one of Oscar Schlemmer's ballets, Formen Tanz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II6uUd3CQ3M&NR=1) most likely:
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4287/formentanz.jpg)
another picture I like
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 23, 2010, 02:34:48 PM
It was during trying to find an affordable reproduction that I ran into that pic (I now have the chair sitting happily in my room, making it look a lot prettier). One odd thing I noticed is that so many reproductions seem to have a U-shaped bar around the top of the backrest that juts out making the chair a lot deeper/more space-consuming. In the older models, where they have one, it is a lot shallower.

Edit: Where are my manners?  Thank you for the background information as well, it makes the picture a lot more understandable - I had taken it as a bit of surrealistic silliness and no more.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on December 23, 2010, 02:55:03 PM
The one in the picture is the oldest model, adding bar improves on firmness of construction and durability, as for increasing depth of it I think it has to do something with humanity getting permanently fatter, thus needing more and more of sinking space ;D



 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 23, 2010, 03:01:34 PM
My imprecise vocabulary fails me again :P

(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/5667/92849502.jpg) vs (http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/6265/89012400.jpg)

The cheapest ones all seem to have that gigantic thing poking out the back like a shopping trolley handle. Sadly I had to get one like that, as the difference was £200 vs £1000 ::)
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Post by: Drasko on December 23, 2010, 03:38:24 PM
No, I understood you perfectly. It was just my incomprehensible attempt at humor.

Could be many reasons for different depth of that u-bar, from Breuer himself coming up with slightly different models during design process (and then different companies acquiring different blueprints), to attempt of todays manufacturers to avoid copyrights by altering the design.   
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 23, 2010, 04:23:51 PM
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/1263/condomtrucktipsspillslo.jpg)
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 23, 2010, 04:28:37 PM
Haha!

"The driver of the other transport, which stayed upright, was unhurt."
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on December 23, 2010, 04:32:57 PM
First reaction: Hahahaha!
Second reaction: Hey, I've been on that road.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: MN Dave on December 25, 2010, 12:22:51 PM
(http://traveldave.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/WendelsteinCrow-500x332.jpg)
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Post by: greg on December 29, 2010, 03:10:25 PM
There is a specific person here who will recognize these.  :)
These are just awesome...

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs792.ash1/168260_171569509547553_121422304562274_322727_4471345_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1211.snc4/156310_169150129789491_121422304562274_309205_1415553_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs739.ash1/163179_169150053122832_121422304562274_309203_8028238_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1215.snc4/156790_169150006456170_121422304562274_309202_3236291_n.jpg)
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Post by: Lethevich on December 29, 2010, 03:28:21 PM
(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/5021/mdyingsquirtle.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 29, 2010, 03:30:31 PM
My daughter Dunya, who has just turned 11...

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Post by: Lethevich on December 29, 2010, 03:36:21 PM
Cute! (and dude, that is one clean train)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on December 29, 2010, 03:36:34 PM
(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/5021/mdyingsquirtle.jpg)
:D

My daughter Dunya, who has just turned 11...
Cool! Seems like people who have birthdays around the time of mine is more common than I thought before...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on December 29, 2010, 03:38:48 PM
:D
Cool! Seems like people who have birthdays around the time of mine is more common than I thought before...
I believe it's because people have sex most often during the summer and so give birth most often from Jan-June. But wait, this doesn't actually apply to countries on different latitudes, err. That's what they say for this country anyway.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 29, 2010, 03:40:02 PM
Cute! (and dude, that is one clean train)
Thanks! Trains are not too bad here in the Netherlands (apart from not always being on time or suffering from the wrong kind of snow, just like in the UK).


:D
Cool! Seems like people who have birthdays around the time of mine is more common than I thought before...
I found it important to alleviate your loneliness.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on December 29, 2010, 04:16:23 PM
Thanks! Trains are not too bad here in the Netherlands (apart from not always being on time or suffering from the wrong kind of snow, just like in the UK).
I've seen videos of the inside of German trains, so I'd imagine the trains there aren't much worse.
The cleanliness over there is like a completely different world from the US...


I found it important to alleviate your loneliness.
lol, I guess that helps.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on December 31, 2010, 11:17:28 AM
Boston parking-spot savers - a winter guide (http://www.boston.com/realestate/gallery/parking_space_savers/)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 31, 2010, 11:21:25 AM
Boston parking-spot savers - a winter guide (http://www.boston.com/realestate/gallery/parking_space_savers/)
I like the reclined beach chair.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on December 31, 2010, 11:22:05 AM
Way to get a little sunning in!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on December 31, 2010, 11:23:51 AM
Way to get a little sunning in!

Of course. The sun can get hot on a brilliant winter's day.
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Post by: SonicMan46 on December 31, 2010, 12:41:59 PM
Well, a Christmas present to ourselves, i.e. another (and likely our last - up to 10 or so) Kachina - this time a Clown Kokopelli by Milton Howard - Kokopelli one of the most beloved of kachina spirits, basically a 'horny' flute player w/ this one painted w/ some black & white stripes typically of clowns (we could never agree on a 'true' clown kachina and Harpo being a musician, this one seemed ideal for us!) - short story of Kokopelli attached.  As a member of the NMAI (National Museum of the American Indian), I was able to haggle a 20% discount off the web price - so now sitting next to our other spirit dolls -  ;D

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/Kokopelli2/1142688722_M6M5r-O.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/Kokopelli1/1142688710_DAkNG-O.jpg)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/Kokopelli4/1142688759_oqS3z-O.jpg)  (http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/Kokopelli3/1142688737_CVSF4-O.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on January 05, 2011, 06:27:19 PM
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/802/12914002047031.gif)
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Post by: karlhenning on January 12, 2011, 05:52:19 AM
That's wicked, Sara!
 
I need something peaceful as a restorative:
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Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 12, 2011, 05:58:43 AM
That's wicked, Sara!

It's like a Rube Goldberg machine!  :D
 
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Post by: karlhenning on January 12, 2011, 06:08:35 AM
It's like a Rube Goldberg machine!  :D

And, not surprisingly, the cat is the brains of the outfit!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on January 12, 2011, 06:12:21 AM
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7711/rjrnk.jpg)
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Post by: karlhenning on January 12, 2011, 06:36:42 AM
Well played!
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Post by: George on January 12, 2011, 06:42:23 AM
LOL on the oblivious cat video, Sara!  :D
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Post by: karlhenning on January 12, 2011, 06:52:29 AM
The fir outside my window:
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Post by: Lethevich on January 13, 2011, 04:45:59 AM
Moar festivity!

(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/1003/ffffui.jpg)
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Post by: Florestan on January 13, 2011, 06:51:39 AM
Moar festivity!

(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/1003/ffffui.jpg)

WTF?
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Post by: karlhenning on January 13, 2011, 06:54:10 AM
Colonel Sanders? . . .
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on January 13, 2011, 07:00:42 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Lenin_%28Seattle%29

I wish my town had one.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on January 13, 2011, 07:04:06 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Lenin_%28Seattle%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Lenin_%28Seattle%29)

I wish my town had one.

I know the People's Republik of Cambridge would like one!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on January 14, 2011, 02:21:44 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Lenin_%28Seattle%29

Jesus Christ and Mary Holy Mother of God! The man who is directly responsible for the Gulag, one of the greatest ennemies of liberty who ever walked on Earth, a notorious mass-murderer has a statue in the US!!! Adorned with a star for... Christmas??? :o :o :o

How I wish that the "quirky artistic community" of Fremont lived in the tyranny instituted and ruled by Comrade Lenin!

Really, this is outrageous and a direct insult to the memory of the millions of innocent people who died at the direct orders of, or as a result of the policies initiated and directed by, Lenin.

Quote
I wish my town had one.

I think the one from Bucharest, taken down amidst great popular joy and celebration in 1990, is still intact. Write to your mayor, maybe he'll buy it. After all, we need all the money we can get.  ;D

But then again why not trying the real thing instead of a statue?  ;D

I know the People's Republik of Cambridge would like one!

You mean Cambridge, Mass. or Cambridge, UK?

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on January 14, 2011, 03:42:53 PM
I know the People's Republik of Cambridge would like one!
Not lefty enough for the People's Republic of Davis.  Unless he was really a lesbian in drag.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on January 17, 2011, 06:55:09 AM
Grimshaw.
Out of the many artworks and paintings I see, Grimshaw still holds me.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Bogey on January 17, 2011, 08:31:13 AM
Beautiful.
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Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on January 17, 2011, 11:18:26 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Lenin_%28Seattle%29

I wish my town had one.
Do not need.
I wish my town had a Shostakovich or Sibelius statue.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidRoss on January 21, 2011, 09:09:07 AM
Recently saw the Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay show at the de Young http://deyoung.famsf.org/orsay .  One of the finest and most memorable special exhibitions I've ever seen.  Saw several pieces I'd never seen before, even in reproduction, and loved several.  For me the big revelation was this painting by Gauguin, in 1886.  The long directional brush strokes and vibrant color (the reproduction doesn't begin to do it justice--it's vital and glowing with light!) are reminiscent of van Gogh--but before van Gogh had developed his characteristic style, and before they lived together at Arles. 

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_aOhmEki8EPo/R-CUauswYXI/AAAAAAAAIs8/fdBc2WVshwM/s800/Washerwomen%20at%20Pont-Aven%20by%20Gauguin.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on January 31, 2011, 04:22:09 PM
(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz257/ibanezmonsterg/Pic2.jpg?t=1296519311)
This is a recent pic of people I used to know- the guy being a very close childhood friend that I basically grew up with, and the girl being not quite a friend, but someone I knew because she was in many of my class in school for many years.

For some reason, she was the only girl I liked from the last year of elementary school (5th grade), all throughout middle school, and through most of high school. No one knows that, probably because that might be a little creepy.  :-\

The picture looks very good, though!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on January 31, 2011, 09:33:51 PM
They're a cute couple.
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Post by: greg on February 01, 2011, 06:16:53 AM
They're a cute couple.
Well, they would be- they're just friends.  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on February 04, 2011, 08:08:27 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/hXgqy.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on February 04, 2011, 08:21:44 AM
(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz257/ibanezmonsterg/Pic2.jpg?t=1296519311)

This is a recent pic of people I used to know- the guy being a very close childhood friend that I basically grew up with, and the girl being not quite a friend, but someone I knew because she was in many of my class in school for many years.

For some reason, she was the only girl I liked from the last year of elementary school (5th grade), all throughout middle school, and through most of high school. No one knows that, probably because that might be a little creepy.  :-\

The picture looks very good, though!

Why don't you tell this girl how you feel? What could go wrong?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on February 04, 2011, 09:07:39 AM
Why don't you tell this girl how you feel? What could go wrong?
Well... that was in school years ago. I haven't seen either of them in (more or less) 5 years. By now, I've forgotten about their existence besides maybe a couple of days in the past, what, 2 years lol.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on February 04, 2011, 09:25:48 AM
Grimshaw.
Out of the many artworks and paintings I see, Grimshaw still holds me.

I like Atkinson Grimshaw, too. Wonderfully atmospheric.

On Wikipedia, btw, it says: "A new retrospective exhibition John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836 - 1893): Painter of Moonlight is due to run from 16 April 2011 to 4 September 2011 at Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate"...
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Post by: Lethevich on February 04, 2011, 09:29:01 AM
Hnng, that sounds good, but traveling north of Oxford makes me nervous.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on February 04, 2011, 09:33:13 AM
Hnng, that sounds good, but traveling north of Oxford makes me nervous.

Yes, it's dangerous up North.  :o ;) Could this entice you?:




 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on February 04, 2011, 09:35:24 AM
It's like they can smell my fear...
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on February 04, 2011, 09:42:13 AM
It's like they can smell my fear...

Perhaps they can...  :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on February 04, 2011, 07:12:34 PM
Well... that was in school years ago. I haven't seen either of them in (more or less) 5 years. By now, I've forgotten about their existence besides maybe a couple of days in the past, what, 2 years lol.

Actually, I don't think you have forgotten about her or else why would you dig up an old picture that by now means nothing to you as you say? Food for thought indeed.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on February 04, 2011, 07:28:30 PM
Actually, I don't think you have forgotten about her or else why would you dig up an old picture that by now means nothing to you as you say? Food for thought indeed.
I happened to find it while looking through my friend's facebook photos, since he just friend requested me and wanted to see how I was, I guess, since it's been a few years.

But yeah, honestly, I have hardly thought about her for years. I had a dream about her once about a year ago and thought about her the whole day- but then again, I frequently have dreams about people from years ago. I think this nostalgia (or whatever) is the subconscious's way of protecting the brain from the mindnumbing boredom of everyday life by focusing on one thing while in sleep and it gives me something to think about the next day, like replenishing brain cells or something.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on February 04, 2011, 07:32:58 PM
I happened to find it while looking through my friend's facebook photos, since he just friend requested me and wanted to see how I was, I guess, since it's been a few years.

But yeah, honestly, I have hardly thought about her for years. I had a dream about her once about a year ago and thought about her the whole day- but then again, I frequently have dreams about people from years ago. I think this nostalgia (or whatever) is the subconscious's way of protecting the brain from the mindnumbing boredom of everyday life by focusing on one thing while in sleep and it gives me something to think about the next day, like replenishing brain cells or something.

Yes, that is a good way to escape the boredom of everyday life. Now, I need to find something to dream about...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on February 04, 2011, 07:41:29 PM
Yes, that is a good way to escape the boredom of everyday life. Now, I need to find something to dream about...
Yes, exactly!  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on February 04, 2011, 07:54:42 PM
Yes, exactly!  :D

Okay Greg I found someone to dream about:

(http://www.sweetandtalented.com/images/kebbel/kebbel06.jpg)

(http://www.hamaraphotos.com/albums300/wpw-20070919/normal_Arielle%20Kebbel%20-%20Unknown%20photoshoot%20-9.jpg)

(http://img.kanciapa.pl/extimg//r/1/2/2/7/2/7/h/1227271708Arielle_Kebbel_91200724713PM422-1.jpg)

Arielle Kebbel is so f****** hot.


Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on February 05, 2011, 12:01:16 PM
Now you just have to figure out how to lucid dream...
good luck with that one.  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on February 05, 2011, 08:56:27 PM
Now you just have to figure out how to lucid dream...
good luck with that one.  :D

Lol....

I'm still waiting on the 3D machines where you can interact with holographic images. Let's just say being alone never felt better. ;) :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Szykneij on February 06, 2011, 08:16:47 AM
Lol....

I'm still waiting on the 3D machines where you can interact with holographic images. Let's just say being alone never felt better. ;) :D
(http://www.harpreetkhara.com/wp-content/uploads/holodeck.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: greg on February 06, 2011, 10:40:32 AM
Hehe, well, it could happen eventually. I don't see why not- I'm not sure why holographs aren't common-place by now. Unless there is a reason I don't know about, it's not like they have the same dangers as something like flying cars.
More likely people would end up using robots...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on February 06, 2011, 10:43:54 AM
Hehe, well, it could happen eventually. I don't see why not- I'm not sure why holographs aren't common-place by now. Unless there is a reason I don't know about, it's not like they have the same dangers as something like flying cars.

Laws of physics, perhaps?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 06, 2011, 10:54:14 AM
Laws of physics, perhaps?

Well, there are (purely theoretical) suggestions that the whole universe could be a "holograph." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_principle) :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on February 11, 2011, 04:57:07 AM
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6623/italianghettomotherfuck.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on February 11, 2011, 05:44:47 AM
Sara - looking at that character, is that suppose to be an Italian 'bullet proof' vest?  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 12, 2011, 12:30:54 AM
 :D

(http://static02.mediaite.com/geekosystem/uploads/2011/02/food-goes-in.jpeg)


(http://static02.mediaite.com/geekosystem/uploads/2011/02/camera-money.jpeg)

Click here (http://www.geekosystem.com/bill-oreilly-cant-explain-that-meme/) for more. :D


Oh, and here's the context, in case you're not aware: http://vodpod.com/watch/5281104-bill-oreilly-proves-gods-existence


Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on February 19, 2011, 10:18:21 AM
(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz257/ibanezmonsterg/ChickenSoup.jpg?t=1298139466)
Notice the price on this.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on February 19, 2011, 10:19:41 AM
(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz257/ibanezmonsterg/ChickenSoup.jpg?t=1298139466)
Notice the price on this.

Cool!  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on February 22, 2011, 04:01:50 AM
(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/5134/32384218.jpg) (http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/2850/82183330.jpg)

NZ today :c
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on February 22, 2011, 04:12:19 AM
OMG! I can't believe my eyes that a mere 6.3 can produce such a disaster (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/christchurch-earthquake/index.html)... What were those buildings made from?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on February 22, 2011, 06:07:00 AM
OMG! I can't believe my eyes that a mere 6.3 can produce such a disaster (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/christchurch-earthquake/index.html)... What were those buildings made from?

Silly question, you can see exactly what the building was made from, scattered on the ground.   :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on February 22, 2011, 06:32:24 AM
Silly question

Yes I know, but I couldn't help it. I hope some heads in the Construction Safety Department or whatever they have there will fall. It is inconceivable and unpardonable to build like this in a region with high seismic risk.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on February 22, 2011, 06:33:22 AM
Silly question, you can see exactly what the building was made from, scattered on the ground.   :P

LOL

I have taken a strong liking at a spiritual level to this.  It speaks to me of Gods existence in our own solitary existence, and our singular search for that.  There was another pic I took a liking to, set in the late 1800's or so, a fellow waking up in bed to a shining angel coming through the ruins of the roof.  I lost that pic, anyone know what it was again?   Hang on, it was probably in here I found it!  I'm away to trawl the thread...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Henk on February 22, 2011, 06:44:34 AM
LOL

I have taken a strong liking at a spiritual level to this.  It speaks to me of Gods existence in our own solitary existence, and our singular search for that.  There was another pic I took a liking to, set in the late 1800's or so, a fellow waking up in bed to a shining angel coming through the ruins of the roof.  I lost that pic, anyone know what it was again?   Hang on, it was probably in here I found it!  I'm away to trawl the thread...

For art we have other threads. Can someone teach John the basics of GMG?

Henk
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on February 22, 2011, 06:46:02 AM
Henk, I used to like you.
I haven't a clue whats happened to you.   :(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on February 22, 2011, 06:47:00 AM
For art we have other threads. Can someone teach John the basics of GMG?

Henk

The thread is "Pictures I like" and I see a picture he likes.  Get it?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on February 22, 2011, 07:07:24 AM
Yes, you're right. I suppose I just lost track because of that picture of Arielle Kebbel. I now have an image of her to stimulate my fantasies.

You think this is suited to the "Pictures I like" thread?  Isn't there a "too much information" thread somewhere?   ???
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Henk on February 22, 2011, 07:13:07 AM
I you think this is suited to the "Pictures I like" thread.  Isn't there a "too much information" thread somewhere?   ???

The software hasn't a notebloc function yet, for linking with Facebook.

Henk
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on February 22, 2011, 10:08:39 AM
OMG! I can't believe my eyes that a mere 6.3 can produce such a disaster (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/christchurch-earthquake/index.html)... What were those buildings made from?

It was apparently at the epicentre.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on February 22, 2011, 10:12:19 AM
It was apparently at the epicentre.

Also, Richter scale measures how much energy was released, but there are other factors which influence the level of damage that buildings will sustain.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on February 22, 2011, 10:24:45 AM
Also, Richter scale measures how much energy was released

Not how close a friend one is to George?

;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on February 22, 2011, 10:49:39 AM
Also, Richter scale measures how much energy was released, but there are other factors which influence the level of damage that buildings will sustain.

Quite so. I overlooked one of the most important: how deep in the crust the quake took place. In Romania we are accustomed to deep earthquakes (> 30 km deep down in the crust). A 6.3 here would scare us like hell but not have that catastrophic impact. But in the case of Christchurch it apparently was only 4 km below and that explains the disaster.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on February 22, 2011, 07:36:39 PM
Yes, you're right. I suppose I just lost track because of that picture of Arielle Kebbel. I now have an image of her to stimulate my fantasies.

Henk

I you think this is suited to the "Pictures I like" thread.  Isn't there a "too much information" thread somewhere?   ???
  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Henk on February 22, 2011, 07:49:33 PM
Damn computer programmer. :(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on March 18, 2011, 08:58:31 AM
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6623/italianghettomotherfuck.jpg)

this looks disturbingly like my landlord

(also lolol @ filename)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on March 22, 2011, 05:13:10 PM
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/3271/1299519157832.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on March 22, 2011, 05:22:45 PM
The astonishingly gorgeous Kate Beckinsale:

(http://api.ning.com/files/7LrxgvIwvaoifW0i*iwIlrTaPcAHCRI2LtB1A*QXmc8HWTMmVJFwoMKNa5B*yWyXrmHSTY8ugW5ViIUeKxBI33o*ZKr6ezIy/katebeckinsale30.jpg)

(http://www.celebrity-pictures.ca/Celebrities/Kate-Beckinsale/Kate-Beckinsale-75-small.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3Vcbw9L2sDc/TNGQA69-ZZI/AAAAAAAAAy4/eMudsy72_Vg/s1600/kate-beckinsale-gq.jpg)

(http://www.celebs101.com/wallpapers/Kate_Beckinsale/157939/Kate_Beckinsale_099.jpg)

(http://www.celebs101.com/wallpapers/Kate_Beckinsale/157936/Kate_Beckinsale_096.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on April 03, 2011, 03:56:50 PM
Trust nobody :P

(http://i.imgur.com/QAcJm.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/QAcJm.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on April 03, 2011, 04:09:43 PM
Trust nobody :P

(http://i.imgur.com/QAcJm.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/QAcJm.jpg)

Maybe that was posted by left-wing partisans to defame right wingers.   :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on April 04, 2011, 07:21:40 AM
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/3271/1299519157832.jpg)

That made me laugh well out loud.  What a mis-identification, presumably by a worried child, Tyler.  I'm glad my wee crunchie munching Woots is not the same.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on April 12, 2011, 10:05:25 PM
Well, this puts things in perspective. Today's APOD (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110413.html).

(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1104/cena_csiro_900.jpg)


What if you could see the huge radio jets of Centaurus A rising? The Cen A radio jets are not only over a million light years long, they occupy an angular area over 200 times greater than the full Moon in Earth's sky. The jets are expelled by a violent black hole millions of times the mass of our Sun embedded deep in the center of nearby active galaxy Cen A. Somehow, the black hole creates the fast moving jets as other matter falls in. In this picture, radio telescopes from the Australian Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) near Narrabri, NSW, Australia, were captured in front of a full Moon, with a radio image of Cen A superposed at its real angular size in the background. The above picture includes the most detailed map yet of any galaxy-class radio jets in the universe, taking several years and over 1,000 hours exposure time to complete. Details in the photo may yield clues as to how radio jets interact with stars and intergalactic dust. The light dots in the image depict not stars, but typically other radio bright galaxies in the even more distant universe.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on April 15, 2011, 07:37:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Donjm.jpg)

+

http://www.youtube.com/v/7_HMLvLB7b0

Romantic nerds :3
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on April 16, 2011, 02:38:46 PM
That Chrono Trigger thing was really cool!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on April 20, 2011, 06:27:16 PM
Dear Leader, your breath is so fresh!

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/216839_195170047187499_121422304562274_440023_2146387_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on April 20, 2011, 06:31:00 PM
Yeah, keep on liking that possum or whatever photo album on Facebook, because it links me to the new pics, and I actually look forward to it! Tons of great stuff there.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: CD on April 21, 2011, 01:37:44 PM
That's my friend Jeremiah. The page is probably the best thing about FB.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on April 28, 2011, 11:50:25 AM
I'm not sure I like this picture, but it sure is impressive.  Tuscaloosa Alabama, the morning after....

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2011/04/28/Style/Images/USA-WEATHERdsy.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on May 20, 2011, 06:04:01 PM
;D

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/223388_202640639773773_121422304562274_483279_4064903_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on May 23, 2011, 10:32:17 AM
Still love the Richard D. James grin pictures.

(http://lumpen.com/events/smf3/windowlicker3.jpg)
(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/65/swublogwe1.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MMEYK9A0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on May 23, 2011, 11:29:38 PM
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/223388_202640639773773_121422304562274_483279_4064903_n.jpg)

From the series "Monarchs of the World", today: Barack Obama, The Sun Tan King.

Ruling house: White House.

Branch: Obamite.

Style: His Republican Majesty Barack I the Nobelprizewinner, President of the USoA, Duke of Abbottabad, Viscount of Guantanamo, Marquess of Deveselu (http://www.state.gov/t/avc/rls/162446.htm).

Motto: "Yes we can"

Coat of Arms: on a blue shield a white dove carrying an air-to-ground missile in its beak.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 24, 2011, 04:00:52 AM
Style: His Republican Majesty

Wha...? :o
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on May 24, 2011, 04:22:14 AM
Wha...? :o

USA is a Republic, not a Monarchy, therefore no Royal Majesty. ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on May 29, 2011, 02:39:19 PM
Took this one today.  $:)

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4508/police1t.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on May 29, 2011, 02:45:22 PM
Ooooooooooooohhhhhh, ooooooooooooohhhhhhh I'm gonna tell on you!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on May 29, 2011, 02:47:29 PM
Ooooooooooooohhhhhh, ooooooooooooohhhhhhh I'm gonna tell on you!

Too late. The damage's been done.  >:D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on May 29, 2011, 02:57:57 PM
One day, it will be remembered forever as equal to the picture of the man standing up to the tanks in Tiananmen square.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on May 29, 2011, 04:07:43 PM
George learned that day that the police were only trying to protect him from landmines... :'(

 ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on May 29, 2011, 05:31:59 PM
George learned that day that the police were only trying to protect him from landmines... :'(

 ;D

 ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on May 29, 2011, 05:47:47 PM
Actual photo of George:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_v6Vx4TUIw6Y/SdFBL2UI-KI/AAAAAAAABko/0at-LJlNefw/s400/wile+e+coyote.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on May 29, 2011, 05:49:40 PM
Now everyone knows why I chose the angle I did.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 30, 2011, 06:11:14 AM
Took this one today.  $:)

What's it for? (Apart from the land mines.)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on May 30, 2011, 09:58:26 AM
What's it for? (Apart from the land mines.)

Fun.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 30, 2011, 10:00:57 AM
Fun.

I meant the police line or whatever it's called. ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on May 30, 2011, 10:02:38 AM
I meant the police line or whatever it's called. ;D

To keep people contained, off the street, usually.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on May 30, 2011, 10:05:05 AM
I meant the police line or whatever it's called. ;D

They really hate jaywalking ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on May 30, 2011, 10:08:08 AM
To keep people contained, off the street, usually.

Thanks.

They really hate jaywalking ;)

Yes. I find that a bit too uptight about a little careless wandering in the middle of the road.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on May 30, 2011, 10:45:40 AM
Here's a picture I like that I used recently in a thread, which apparently didn't go over so well with the OP:

(http://www.tuwc.net/confused_old_lady.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on May 30, 2011, 01:52:13 PM
I like those Corbis photos. I included one on my first slide of my "cyberterrorism" powerpoint presentation.
(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz257/ibanezmonsterg/Cyberterrorism.jpg?t=1306795859)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on May 30, 2011, 03:43:20 PM
I like those Corbis photos. I included one on my first slide of my "cyberterrorism" powerpoint presentation.
(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz257/ibanezmonsterg/Cyberterrorism.jpg?t=1306795859)

I'll have to checkout some more Corbis photos. These are pretty funny.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on May 30, 2011, 04:20:17 PM
I should just go ahead and post my actual powerpoint presentation:

http://www.youtube.com/v/dYqXUr2oAjo

Hehe  8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on May 30, 2011, 04:23:45 PM
I should just go ahead and post my actual powerpoint presentation:

http://www.youtube.com/v/dYqXUr2oAjo

Hehe  8)

There we go I resized it, so I don't need a magnifying glass to see it.

P.S. What the hell is this supposed to be? Was this for a class or something?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on May 30, 2011, 04:24:11 PM
I should just go ahead and post my actual powerpoint presentation:

http://www.youtube.com/v/dYqXUr2oAjo

Hehe  8)

Do you claim that this has a point?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on May 30, 2011, 04:27:14 PM
Do you claim that this has a point?
It doesn't, my friend. Absolutely no point. Just one of my ways of making normal, boring classwork as bizarre as I possibly could.  ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 03, 2011, 04:33:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/VY81B.png)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on June 04, 2011, 05:37:28 AM
A picture of your hookers George? ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on June 04, 2011, 05:45:35 AM
A picture of your hookers George? ;D

I wish.  ;)

(to be associated with Kristen Wiig in any way possible is my life's goal)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on June 04, 2011, 06:07:55 AM
It's porn actress Sasha Grey, proving that people famous for being famous can be just as pretentious as average people. :)

 ;D

Yeah, I thought it was her.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 04, 2011, 10:55:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/c9lZN.png) (http://imgur.com/c9lZN)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 04, 2011, 12:15:35 PM
Translation? :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 04, 2011, 12:40:35 PM
It doesn't make much more sense tbh, but:

(http://i.imgur.com/HZySF.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/HZySF.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 04, 2011, 04:17:32 PM
Forget that people usually only pose for photos with books they don't actually read.
Yeah, I doubt she ever read that book. I know I haven't. But pretending is fun...  ::)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on June 04, 2011, 05:33:19 PM
Okay. But you started it.  :D

True dat.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 04, 2011, 05:41:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MOUSN.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/MOUSN.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 04, 2011, 05:48:35 PM
Have fun explaining that one to future employers :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 04, 2011, 05:58:46 PM
I used to have a friend who would sit there in the bus, cutting words and stuff into his arms. Other than that, he was completely normal...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on June 04, 2011, 07:58:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MOUSN.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/MOUSN.jpg)

I like the way "piece" is spelled wrong.

This is classic:

http://xkcd.com/202/

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on June 04, 2011, 08:14:47 PM
That particular comic is so right about youtube comments that I don't know whether to laugh or cry! :D :'(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Wanderer on June 04, 2011, 11:22:25 PM
I like the way "piece" is spelled wrong.

Not to mention pentergram.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on June 05, 2011, 12:38:04 PM
There is a tab to, 'report abuse.' I take it that includes self abuse. Someomne ought to report him.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Antoine Marchand on June 05, 2011, 01:05:05 PM
Forget that people usually only pose for photos with books they don't actually read.

Well, actually I buy books, but I don't read them. :P Anyway, I hope that satanically adorable creature doesn't waste her time reading about Existentialism. It's that old-fashioned!   :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 05, 2011, 01:25:29 PM
I was thinking that. Existentialism is soooo 1950s. :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 06, 2011, 11:26:26 AM
I absolutely adore her, and she's such a lovely person. She's extremely charming, and her acting has approved in each role that I've seen her in. I have high hopes for her continuing success.

:)
I've heard she's not a very likeable person at all- if she isn't, I don't approve. But... I don't know her personally- just what I've heard, so I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on June 06, 2011, 11:28:30 AM
I've heard she's not a very likeable person at all- if she isn't, I don't approve. But... I don't know her personally- just what I've heard, so I could be wrong.

You don't know her.  She looks good on screen.  Is there anything else you need to know about her?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 06, 2011, 11:38:15 AM
You don't know her.  She looks good on screen.  Is there anything else you need to know about her?
Nah, I don't really care about her. I'm just saying if she really is a mean, snotty little brat, then I wouldn't think of a person very highly, no matter how they look. I know a girl that looks just as good and is very, very nice. I don't respect spoiled, rich brats at all.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on June 06, 2011, 12:38:00 PM
And where exactly did you come across this info? From Michael Bay?

Oh that's just Greg's avoidant personality disorder kicking in! :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 06, 2011, 12:43:21 PM
And where exactly did you come across this info? From Michael Bay?
I was watching TV and a few people who worked with her on the Transformers set were complaining about her. From what they said, it sounds like she's really stuck up and not nice at all. But... that's according to them, so who knows.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on June 06, 2011, 12:47:33 PM
You know we have this wonderful thing called the internet, and on the internet we have this wonderful thing called youtube, and on youtube they have this wonder function called search, and using this search function one can type in the name Megan Fox interviews, and get it from the horse's mouth rather than the horse's ass.

..or maybe you can text.

Soon we'll be reading about the restraining order...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 06, 2011, 05:05:53 PM
for balance :)

(http://i51.tinypic.com/v78siv.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on June 06, 2011, 05:07:12 PM
That picture has ALOT of red! ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 06, 2011, 05:11:31 PM
There's a similarity! Who he?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 06, 2011, 05:21:49 PM
Oh my.

That beautiful man, who you can see fully nude in Kinsey, is Peter Sarsgaard. (And let me say, yum.)

Oh, that's him? I'm so bad with celebrity faces.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on June 06, 2011, 05:25:38 PM
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_krxth4rKUJ1qzoj6fo1_400.jpg)
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/32275_1435934907732_1513751238_1066695_8157424_n.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/SqvWy.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 06, 2011, 05:27:03 PM
"Are you serious Wendy?" ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 06, 2011, 05:29:57 PM
Ha, I always associate that actor with having no hair (I think he was bald on the cover of one of his movies).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on June 06, 2011, 05:31:20 PM
He'll always be the sheriff of Deadwood to me. ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 06, 2011, 05:37:07 PM
Needs a haircut :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 06, 2011, 05:39:24 PM
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/32275_1435934907732_1513751238_1066695_8157424_n.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/SqvWy.jpg)
I've seen this before. Loved it.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on June 06, 2011, 05:42:12 PM
There's a similarity! Who he?

(http://content.clearchannel.com/cc-common/mlib/2097/06/2097_1277209514.jpg)

Philo -  ;)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on June 06, 2011, 05:42:42 PM
(http://images.wikia.com/theoffice/images/4/48/Timothy_olyphant.jpg)

He was sooo great in The Girl Next Door.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on June 06, 2011, 05:46:49 PM
Oh yeah. I definitely love him. He makes pretty good music as well.

:-*

I have a man crush on Brandon.

But dontcha see the resemblance to Saarsgard? 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on June 06, 2011, 05:49:52 PM
I support both of those statements.

 ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 06, 2011, 05:56:35 PM
(http://celebritywonder.ugo.com/picture/Justin_Tranter/SingerJustin_A__Wyman_60842799.jpg)

Too manicured!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 06, 2011, 06:28:15 PM
(http://thesnort.com/pics/slapfight.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 06, 2011, 11:41:26 PM
(http://thesnort.com/pics/slapfight.gif)

Nice sideburns :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on June 06, 2011, 11:55:07 PM
Lovely girls, certainly, but how can you 'fancy' a picture?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scarpia on June 07, 2011, 12:16:05 PM
Well, I just thought that picture looked good. I don't think I would want to hear her talk. Her music is painful enough.

Wise decision.  I saw a brief news blurb about how she was made editor for a day at some London Newspaper.  She's sitting there in the staff meeting dressed like a circus side-show, whining that she's not part of the "in" crowed and gets bullied every day. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13419324

Words do not avail.   :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 08, 2011, 08:01:16 AM
:D

(http://i55.tinypic.com/2vcx643.png)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 08, 2011, 08:03:00 AM
That just has to be a joke...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on June 08, 2011, 08:03:22 AM
:D

(http://i55.tinypic.com/2vcx643.png)


To coin a phrase - OMG!  :o :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on June 08, 2011, 09:58:47 AM
:D

(http://i55.tinypic.com/2vcx643.png)

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

How on earth did you spot it?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on June 08, 2011, 10:03:22 AM
Man, only 10 out of 61? . . .
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on June 08, 2011, 10:05:01 AM
Man, only 10 out of 61? . . .

You can reverse it: 51 out of 61 apparently know who Nietzsche was and when he lived --- not bad at all, I should say.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: North Star on June 08, 2011, 01:40:34 PM
What's not to like here:

(http://www.photobasement.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/awesomealbum.jpg)  (http://webextras.allmusic.com/200905/e98c3c952f9bb14a.jpg)

(http://poperepair.com/sites/default/files/1591/function_lust.jpg)  (http://img1.wantitall.co.za/images/ShowImage.aspx?ImageId=Roger-Bobo-Rainbo-Bo-Man-With-the-Golden-Tuba%7C61rk9PAqxZL.jpg)


Beethoven and Bach are certainly two of my favorites, I wonder why?


Wikipedia:
St. John received attention for her somewhat controversial photo on the cover of her debut album, "Bach Works for Violin Solo" (1996). The cover features St. John holding a violin across her chest while appearing otherwise unclothed. The rationale for this cover was that unaccompanied Bach exposed the artist completely, and the cover art was designed to evoke this sentiment. The album sold 25,000 copies, a very high number by the standards of the classical music industry.
Yes. Very profound.

(http://www.larastjohn.com/images/coverbachworks.jpg) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FPpiWNARTt4/SPdW-ZHg4-I/AAAAAAAAFV8/PiKKF9m55Cc/s400/innocentear.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on June 11, 2011, 04:58:35 PM
My favourite magazine...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 11, 2011, 05:02:39 PM
LOL ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on June 11, 2011, 05:04:24 PM
That was great John!  Loved every line!! :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on June 11, 2011, 05:27:35 PM
That was great John!  Loved every line!! :D

Indeed. I am just hurt that I didn't make the cover.  :'(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 11, 2011, 05:56:47 PM
Strangely, I was so busy reading the content of it that the last thing I realized was the Mahler graffiti background. Nice!  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on June 11, 2011, 06:59:50 PM
My favourite magazine...

LOL....this was funny as hell, John! :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 11, 2011, 08:28:43 PM
(http://pete.com/files/photos/dear-yellow-pages.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on June 13, 2011, 10:29:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/40U8A.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/CHG19.jpg)
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3467/gooddoggieln7.jpg)
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l150/grygse/dowatnow2/44022e6a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on June 16, 2011, 06:58:39 AM
I guess everybody needs a good luck charm, especially a WWII bomber crew member:



(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/net/20110614/capt.b9f6a9dd3ce4239190c44b3cfe7813b6.jpeg?x=250&y=345&q=85&sig=NqUqWthwgvhkbCTHU7utkQ--)


Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 16, 2011, 06:18:42 PM
Heh!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 16, 2011, 07:56:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JQ37s.jpg)

&

(http://i.imgur.com/Rij0Q.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 17, 2011, 07:48:29 AM
alternately:

(http://mystylefest.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/coco-chanel-coco-chanel-i-006.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 17, 2011, 07:53:40 AM
With all those pearls, do you have to ask? :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Antoine Marchand on June 18, 2011, 11:24:34 AM
These different pictures of the French harpsichordist Blandine Verlet:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kqVnMOFzPtU/TR5DXCVur4I/AAAAAAAABQg/YTvantdGTIg/s1600/Verlet%2BToccatas%2BONE%2BFront%2Bcopy.jpg)(http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Pic-NonVocal-BIG/Verlet-K10%5BPhilips%5D.jpg)(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/7267175/Blandine+Verlet+VerletBlandine022.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 19, 2011, 07:13:43 AM
She has aged gracefully.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Szykneij on June 19, 2011, 03:55:49 PM
(http://ilol.co/upload_pic/1151.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on June 20, 2011, 07:21:58 AM
I've become increasingly interested in the works of Alice Neel (1900-1984). She was an absolute master of portraits. She is noted for her direct and emotional style, which appears Expressionistic.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HVJbx7jKvOg/TDRKEWIIk8I/AAAAAAAAAqU/xKnzBMFJrfc/s1600/neel-1.jpg)

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lioj3bTN4U1qbsgj6.jpg)

(http://www.abbeville.com/images-catalog/full-size/0789207680.interior03.jpg)

(http://www.d-talks.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Alice-Neel-portrait-of-Sam-oil-on-canvas-from-the-Estate-of-Alice-Neel.jpg)

(http://artmarketingsecrets.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/neel_rubber_plant.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-l31gSOwWaKI/Tb8LCh4G3KI/AAAAAAAAAHE/58Pxy_5grhY/s1600/1296809501_large-image_alice_neel_jerry_sokol_1964_014_oil_painting_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on June 20, 2011, 08:19:19 AM
I like Atkinson Grimshaw, too. Wonderfully atmospheric.

On Wikipedia, btw, it says: "A new retrospective exhibition John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836 - 1893): Painter of Moonlight is due to run from 16 April 2011 to 4 September 2011 at Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate"...

Thank you, I missed this.  I'm going to try make it on 2nd August, or sometime thereafter...it will be worth every penny - Harrogate is one of the most beautiful of Yorkshire towns inteh Summer too!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on June 20, 2011, 11:57:00 AM

Sam Dillemans

(http://www.fmbrussel.be/assets/img/kingkong3/dillemansmemorial.jpg)


P.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on June 20, 2011, 11:58:55 AM

Sam Dillemans

(http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_ons003200001_01/_ons003200001ill108.gif)

P.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on June 20, 2011, 11:59:57 AM

Sam Dillemans - selfportrait


(http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_ons003200001_01/_ons003200001ill107.gif)


P.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on June 20, 2011, 12:44:43 PM
Yes, Sam Dillemans is a great artist. One of the few working today that I admire. His skill is remarkable. Peter Doig is also another artist whose work impresses me.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on June 20, 2011, 12:52:27 PM
Yes, Sam Dillemans is a great artist. One of the few working today that I admire. His skill is remarkable. Peter Doig is also another artist whose work impresses me.

Funny you should mention that - last week I saw this Peter Doig painting, "Blotter," (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LG_dg8jxA6Y/TI4ndgue1oI/AAAAAAAABtw/qjoEzSs_ZaA/s1600/Doig-Blotter-my-photo.jpg) in person and was absolutely blown away. Never mind the poor quality of the random internet photo: it is a spectacular work. It's in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, if you ever do a European tour.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on June 20, 2011, 01:01:34 PM
Funny you should mention that - last week I saw this Peter Doig painting, "Blotter," (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LG_dg8jxA6Y/TI4ndgue1oI/AAAAAAAABtw/qjoEzSs_ZaA/s1600/Doig-Blotter-my-photo.jpg) in person and was absolutely blown away. Never mind the poor quality of the random internet photo: it is a spectacular work. It's in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, if you ever do a European tour.

Yes, that is a great painting, Brian. It's nice to see some artists still actually painting their art. This, for me, is where the real talent is.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 22, 2011, 11:26:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/1vFk1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on June 22, 2011, 11:40:07 AM
 ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on June 22, 2011, 04:18:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WuXqv.jpg)

(http://content.ytmnd.com/content/6/9/8/698f9d1e00657b925e3ca096590ce599.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 27, 2011, 06:10:07 PM
(http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/11/10/078e1d0f-5354-4453-a5b8-b9435b3a061e.jpg)

hipster kitty!

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmfstuAT7i1qdapaao1_250.gif)(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmfstuAT7i1qdapaao1_250.gif)(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmfstuAT7i1qdapaao1_250.gif)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmfstuAT7i1qdapaao1_250.gif)(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmfstuAT7i1qdapaao1_250.gif)(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmfstuAT7i1qdapaao1_250.gif)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmfstuAT7i1qdapaao1_250.gif)(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmfstuAT7i1qdapaao1_250.gif)(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmfstuAT7i1qdapaao1_250.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on June 27, 2011, 08:12:04 PM
(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/2715/tstdhived.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 28, 2011, 06:04:09 AM
Hm, I've never really understood the whole admiring actresses thing... are there any actresses I might like, Sarge?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on June 28, 2011, 06:12:27 AM
Hm, I've never really understood the whole admiring actresses thing...

FWIW, that seems a bit alien to me, as well.  Speaking as a chap who does not at all mind watching Barbara Feldon, Diana Rigg or Carolyn Jones . . . .
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 28, 2011, 06:19:44 AM
Hm, I've never really understood the whole admiring actresses thing... are there any actresses I might like, Sarge?


I posted two actresses (one with a pistol) because Philo posted two actors (one with a pistol). If he'd had shown us two hot male lawyers, I would have responded in kind (the Harvard Law Review has a centerfold in each issue  :D )

As to your question: I have no idea. The Eurasian Laura Gemser, perhaps?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3119/3229151118_721ffb8ede_o.jpg)

Sarge
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 28, 2011, 06:31:52 AM
Hm, I've never really understood the whole admiring actresses thing...

FWIW, that seems a bit alien to me, as well.

It's not their profession I admire...it's simply the fact they are beautiful women...and "better" than men (in the sense that Philo meant).

Sarge
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on June 28, 2011, 06:57:06 AM
There you go, nothing wrong with appreciating beauty.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 28, 2011, 07:04:34 AM
I like the classics :)

(http://www.larrytt.com/celebrities_playing_tt/james_dean.jpg)

(http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/11/03/dd-industry14_go_0502504392.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on June 28, 2011, 10:39:28 AM
Is there something better than beautiful men?

I've never tasted beautiful men so I can't say... but I'm with Sarge nevertheless, all the way by a long shot.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 28, 2011, 03:40:47 PM
Philo and Sarge should have some kind of deathmatch to decide whether one is gayer than the other is straight (edit: or vice versa, natch) :P

Also:

(http://i.imgur.com/kl9xQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on June 28, 2011, 05:02:56 PM
Philo and Sarge should have some kind of deathmatch to decide whether one is gayer than the other is straight (edit: or vice versa, natch) :P

Also:

(http://i.imgur.com/kl9xQ.jpg)

Who is this a picture of, Lethe?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 29, 2011, 02:22:00 AM
Who is this a picture of, Lethe?

A friend's drunk companions (boyfriend and girlfriend). No grand story, it just looked really cool :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 29, 2011, 03:51:31 AM
A friend's drunk companions (boyfriend and girlfriend). No grand story, it just looked really cool :)

I thought he'd just won the ATM lottery  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 29, 2011, 03:53:48 AM
At first I thought the girl was one of those people monitoring the indoor row of machines

"FREE PEN"
"Err, sir, you can't take that"
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 29, 2011, 06:13:54 AM
(http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/2/1/1/67211_v1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sergeant Rock on June 29, 2011, 06:19:40 AM
Would be nice except I find that hairstyle horrible!  :-X

I think David Lynch was going for a retro look here: late 50s, early 60s style. Since that's when puberty hit me, and girls became suddenly important, I find the style "attractive" even though I don't like it either. Such is the power of hormones  :D

Sarge
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on June 29, 2011, 10:21:10 AM
Yesterday we had a terrific & quite terrifying thunderstorm over Belgium . More rain and hail in ca 6 hours than in May and June combined...

Just before that first ear shattering thunderclap, people ran for shelter. Felix Valloton caught such a moment to perfection.

(http://madinkbeard.com/blog/wp-content/images/vallotton3.jpg)

P.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 29, 2011, 12:49:25 PM
I've never tasted beautiful men so I can't say... but I'm with Sarge nevertheless, all the way by a long shot.  ;D

At least your honest about your uninformed bias.
I was responding to these posts. Florestan says he prefers women even though he has never tried men.
My point was that sometimes you don't have to have all of the information, or experience, to decide whether you'll like something or not. Florestan isn't quite "uninformed"- he can tell by looking at someone whether he likes it or not.

Now, you like both men and women, so my example for you would be- would like to get intimate with an obese old person (man or woman)? (then again, maybe you like that, who knows).  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 29, 2011, 05:07:44 PM
Where did you get any of this? You've made some assumptions that surely couldn't have been drawn from my postings.
Now you know how I feel!  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 29, 2011, 05:14:58 PM
D'Onofrio is great. He's aged very well.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Que on June 29, 2011, 06:51:18 PM
Where did you get any of this? You've made some assumptions that surely couldn't have been drawn from my postings.

And his statements were idiotic. I didn't see any arguments.
Now you know how I feel!  ;D ;)
How so? I essentially quoted you in my responses.

A rather tiring discussion, though I see no malintent on either side.

Let's not go on forever and let it be. OK guys? :)

Q
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 30, 2011, 04:35:31 AM
Kinda wish I could join in on the celebrity love-fest (it looks fun, in a Pokemon kind of way) but I tend to only be able to feel attraction or appeal towards people I know irl - the sickly sheen of the actor and the well-lit photoshoot or a carefully stage-managed public persona is hard to admire :\ It's like - they're supposed to be beautiful, but I find that this means nothing to me. I don't know if anybody else is like that - it's technically an irrational POV as it involves other factors outweighing a supposed simple truth.

Now that I think about it, my favourite people irl would be considered pretty bad looking by these standards ;D Wouldn't have it any other way.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 30, 2011, 04:51:37 AM
No, I can relate too. I view celeb-watching as completely separate from finding people attractive in real life and more akin to looking at nice buildings.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Père Malfait on June 30, 2011, 05:02:06 AM
Getting away from the celebrity beefcake for a moment . . .    ::)

I collect Vanitas paintings (unfortunately all in reproductions, as befits my chronic impecunity), and this is one of my favorites:

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b45/advocatus_diaboli/Franciscus_Gysbrechts_-_Vanitas-1.jpg)

Vanitas, by Franciscus Gysbrechts (or Gijsbrechts), (b. before 1630, d. after 1680)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 30, 2011, 05:58:48 AM
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b45/advocatus_diaboli/Franciscus_Gysbrechts_-_Vanitas-1.jpg)
I can't find a bigger picture of this...
but I'm wonder if this is by the same artist.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21QKJNS4RBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 30, 2011, 06:26:24 AM
Google suggests one David Bailly:

(http://i.imgur.com/rZkrJ.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 30, 2011, 08:25:35 AM
Here's a "normal" chick though:

Hehe, here's my normality obsession...

(http://i.imgur.com/zWyVB.jpg)

Bring tha acne scars ;D Totally obsessed with them perfectly interlocking zig-zaggy toothy smiles.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 30, 2011, 09:41:47 AM
I always worry about people not in the public sphere. It's one of the main reasons I refrain from posting images of "normal" people.

Same, I am enormously protective of my real life friends (and myself -_-). Online people have screwed up standards - sometimes all you have to do is reveal you're dating an average-to-good-looking person, and some jerk will feel that it's time to mention how ugly they are compared to X film star. Plus all the people who think that but don't mention it. Beauty is a crock of shit :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Père Malfait on June 30, 2011, 11:17:18 AM
I can't find a bigger picture of this...
but I'm wonder if this is by the same artist.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21QKJNS4RBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Interesting/amusing use of the Bailly Vanitas. I like the superimposition of Prokofiev's head onto the framed portrait.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on June 30, 2011, 11:46:26 AM
 ;D Time for some real people

(http://knack.rnews.be/images/resized/119/468/757/210/4/250_0_KEEP_RATIO_SCALE_CENTER_FFFFFF.jpg)

Rik Wouters
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on June 30, 2011, 11:50:10 AM
(http://www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/foerderer/stiftung-im-obersteg/g-jawlensky-selbstb-264.jpg)

Von Jawlensky
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on June 30, 2011, 02:15:42 PM
(http://cache.dealbreaker.com/uploads/2011/06/easthamptoncapitalonereceipt2.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkxulq6hG41qa9crjo1_500.jpg)

(http://pics.spaceghetto.st/images/pfben.jpg)

(http://www.designsoak.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Library-Secret-Door.jpg).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on June 30, 2011, 06:00:41 PM
Kinda wish I could join in on the celebrity love-fest (it looks fun, in a Pokemon kind of way) but I tend to only be able to feel attraction or appeal towards people I know irl - the sickly sheen of the actor and the well-lit photoshoot or a carefully stage-managed public persona is hard to admire :\ It's like - they're supposed to be beautiful, but I find that this means nothing to me. I don't know if anybody else is like that - it's technically an irrational POV as it involves other factors outweighing a supposed simple truth.

Now that I think about it, my favourite people irl would be considered pretty bad looking by these standards ;D Wouldn't have it any other way.

I personally don't find anything wrong with looking at a good looking celebrity. It's a harmless thing to do. Obviously, it's not real life and these pictures' intended purpose is merely to draw people in. That is all. Is there a superficiality to these types of pictures? Absolutely, but beauty is all around us everyday. There is also a lot of ugliness too, which sometimes overrides everything within a day. So it's nice to look at these pictures. It lets us escape a little bit. These women I've been posting pictures of are merely eye candy for me. Real women don't need to be photographed like this. To find a real woman, would be to look to at everyday people. Every now and again, we find someone that gives us that spark and that overwhelming feeling of passion. For me, I must be attracted to woman's mind first and the rest follows.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 30, 2011, 06:30:04 PM
I get that it's not serious and all that, I think that it's just a bizarre reaction on my part. The degree of fame and interest in a person seems to inversely affect my ability to care about their existence. I flick past the pretties and find myself focusing on the slightly perculiar looking ones ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on June 30, 2011, 06:42:20 PM
I flick past the pretties and find myself focusing on the slightly perculiar looking ones ;)

That explains the avatar!

(http://i.imgur.com/J2HQe.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on June 30, 2011, 06:44:32 PM
That explains the avatar!

Indeed! I tried to persuade a friend that the haircut in that photo would look good on them, but they couldn't get past the horrifying grin and never took my suggestion seriously :(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on June 30, 2011, 07:15:13 PM
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k497/animalsbeingdicks/abd-11.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on June 30, 2011, 07:31:09 PM
 ;D

A new spin on an old saying: What came first, the chicken or the dog?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 01, 2011, 02:05:37 PM
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnnnhutia81qapbyio1_500.gif)

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnjlh8sNid1qzma4ho1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1309655800&Signature=UJ0kotmgASDhvRKdKnDQN%2Ft%2Bgd8%3D)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on July 01, 2011, 06:22:10 PM

(http://i.fanpix.net/images/orig/1/v/1vhd4lfotor5rof.jpg)

Who is this?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on July 01, 2011, 06:56:23 PM
The man is Michael Shannon.
The woman is Terry Farrell.

Damn, I should've known who this woman was she's in one of my favorite TV sitcoms: Becker. She plays Reggie Kostas who runs a diner.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sergeant Rock on July 02, 2011, 03:54:08 AM
Hehe, here's my normality obsession...
Bring tha acne scars ;D Totally obsessed with them perfectly interlocking zig-zaggy toothy smiles.


(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/avatar_23_1294115567.jpg)

Shostakovich's daughter?  ;D


Sarge

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: mc ukrneal on July 02, 2011, 03:56:59 AM
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnnnhutia81qapbyio1_500.gif)
Do you remember the game from which this is taken? It seems familiar.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on July 02, 2011, 03:58:58 AM

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/avatar_23_1294115567.jpg)

Shostakovich's daughter?  ;D


Sarge

 ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on July 02, 2011, 04:44:24 AM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnjlh8sNid1qzma4ho1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1309655800&Signature=UJ0kotmgASDhvRKdKnDQN%2Ft%2Bgd8%3D)
This one... lol.  :D
Hey, it's so weird that I don't even know what to think, which is a good thing, according to me. The only explanation I can think of is they were seeing what it would be like if they had superpowers float horizontally. The guy on the top of the cabinets who looks like he's sleeping is threatening to make me die of laughter.  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on July 02, 2011, 04:53:32 AM
planking? (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=planking)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on July 02, 2011, 04:58:10 AM
How many bottles of wine are in that picture?  :o
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on July 02, 2011, 07:59:53 AM
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/268889_213640682007102_121422304562274_541047_1610213_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 02, 2011, 12:54:00 PM

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/avatar_23_1294115567.jpg)

Shostakovich's daughter?  ;D

Woah, I didn't notice that (http://i.imgur.com/aKkc3.gif) Truly a fetish to behold ;D

planking? (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=planking)

Yip, they're doing it wrong by not looking straight forward, but the magnitude of their achievement otherwise cannot be ignored.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on July 02, 2011, 06:00:19 PM
planking? (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=planking)
You know, what was so funny was that coincidentally, a guy I work with today told me about stuff some of the Orlando Magic players are doing. When he described it, he basically defined what that picture was, which was new to me the same exact day.
I've heard of the word, just never knew what it meant.

Here's a couple of Dwight Howard:

(http://a2.img.mobypicture.com/22e43fdae1c45594503cc3e61386d70c_view.jpg)
(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/keyj.com/files/2011/07/FireShot-capture-283-With-NBA-Lockout-Looming-Gilbert-Arenas-And-Dwight-Howard-Start-Planking-deadspin_com_5816747_with-nba-lockout-looming-gilbert-arenas-and-dwight-howard-start-planking.png)

I guess it's just a new fad, but I approve!  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Szykneij on July 02, 2011, 06:33:36 PM
Do you remember the game from which this is taken? It seems familiar.

Is it from "Colossal Cave Adventure"? A buddy of mine got a job at a major computer firm right out of college in the late 1970s and he got to take a computer home -- an extremely big deal at that time. It had a modem that was a padded case about the size of a shoebox that you'd stick the entire telephone receiver into. We'd spend hours playing this game. I remember hating whenever the troll showed up.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 02, 2011, 06:38:31 PM
Do you remember the game from which this is taken? It seems familiar.

Sorry I didn't notice this until it was quoted - I don't know where it's from, I think it's just creative writing based on those old text games.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 02, 2011, 09:46:49 PM
Looks like a $200m budget isn't enough anymore:

(http://i.imgur.com/p4mYe.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/p4mYe.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/mhLTK.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/mhLTK.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on July 03, 2011, 04:59:24 PM
nerdlolz

(http://i52.tinypic.com/aeobck.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on July 03, 2011, 10:53:52 PM
Ok - back to reality Philo!

(http://www.getty.edu/oudry/default/images/wandelaar.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on July 04, 2011, 06:34:54 AM
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnnnhutia81qapbyio1_500.gif)

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnjlh8sNid1qzma4ho1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1309655800&Signature=UJ0kotmgASDhvRKdKnDQN%2Ft%2Bgd8%3D)

Angry Birds, of course
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on July 04, 2011, 06:41:35 AM
Abandoned JC Penney:

(http://www.themorningnews.org/images/ghosts_of_shopping_past/06.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on July 04, 2011, 12:08:07 PM
Abandoned JC Penney:

(http://www.themorningnews.org/images/ghosts_of_shopping_past/06.jpg)
I know a guy in a metal band who works at JC Penney. I wonder if he'd like this picture.  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: kishnevi on July 04, 2011, 12:43:39 PM
I know a guy in a metal band who works at JC Penney. I wonder if he'd like this picture.  :D

Where was this located?  (I'm not in a metal band, but I do work for JCPenney!)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on July 04, 2011, 12:54:04 PM
Where was this located?  (I'm not in a metal band, but I do work for JCPenney!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Square_Mall
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on July 04, 2011, 01:15:46 PM
Where was this located?  (I'm not in a metal band, but I do work for JCPenney!)
The guy works at the one in the Mall of Millenia in Orlando, I think. But there are several malls in Orlando, and since I rarely go over there, I can't remember which mall it was we went to.
That would be so funny if you he were your coworker.  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: kishnevi on July 04, 2011, 04:40:05 PM
The guy works at the one in the Mall of Millenia in Orlando, I think. But there are several malls in Orlando, and since I rarely go over there, I can't remember which mall it was we went to.
That would be so funny if you he were your coworker.  :D

Read the Wiki article.  That's just sad.

I'm from further downstate, so I don't know the stores around Orlando. 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on July 04, 2011, 05:22:37 PM
Yep, the whole article is sad. It's like that place is nothing but death, destruction, and poverty (literally).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on July 05, 2011, 04:36:04 AM
Craig looks better with the beard.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on July 05, 2011, 06:41:40 AM
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/268398_212995582071612_121422304562274_537326_199405_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 05, 2011, 09:12:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/lVCrK.jpg)

MFW I thought the back left guy had a sheep's face.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: kishnevi on July 05, 2011, 04:23:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lVCrK.jpg)

MFW I thought the back left guy had a sheep's face.

I especially like how the kid seems to have fallen asleep.  Must have been a very long grace.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on July 10, 2011, 09:34:36 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_O0ch3ABb3L4/SzPP8Jshu_I/AAAAAAAAAEo/kleHJ90Vd6E/s400/Skeleton_by_Alexander_Mair_Dornai_1605.jpg)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on July 10, 2011, 09:36:13 AM
(http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/media/vernonImages/1981-1990/1983_27_5.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on July 10, 2011, 12:45:09 PM
What is that last one, Peter? Some pre-raphaelite allegory?

To keep with the theme

(http://colorofmylife.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/posada9.jpg)

(http://atypicalblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/don_quijote-jose-guadalupe-posada31.jpg)

(http://www.brownpride.com/history/diegorivera/DiegoRivera_DreamCenter.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 10, 2011, 03:31:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1lFMI.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on July 11, 2011, 12:01:07 AM
(http://data.whicdn.com/images/10461481/580x436_goya_war3_thumb.jpg?1307222228)

Hi Drasko,

i wasn'able to figure out who made that etching/drawing. Definitely late 19th century and possibly by one of the Pre Raphaelites.

The glossy photographs of actors and celebrities ...made me think of Vanitas paintings...the brittleness of Life.

Here's a fragment of François Villon's  "La ballade des pendus" ....

Frères humains qui après nous vivez
N'ayez les coeurs contre nous endurcis,
Car, se pitié de nous pauvres avez,
Dieu en aura plus tost de vous merciz.
Vous nous voyez cy attachez cinq, six
Quant de la chair, que trop avons nourrie,
Elle est pieça devoree et pourrie,
Et nous les os, devenons cendre et pouldre.
De nostre mal personne ne s'en rie :
Mais priez Dieu que tous nous vueille absouldre!

My brothers who live after us,
Don’t harden you hearts against us too,

If you have mercy now on us,

God may have mercy upon you.

Five, six, you see us, hung out to view.

When the flesh that nourished us well

Is eaten piecemeal, ah, see it swell,

And we, the bones, are dust and gall,

Let no one make fun of our ill,

But pray that God absolves us all.



And


Many a man I then refused –

Which wasn’t wise of me, no jest –

For love of a boy, cunning too,

To whom I gave all my largesse.

I feigned to him unwillingness,

But, by my soul, I loved him bad.

What he showed was his roughness,

Loving me only for what I had.

 

He could drag me through the dirt,

Trample me underfoot, I’d love him,

Break my back, whatever’s worse,

If only he’d ask for a kiss again,

I’d soon forget then every pain.

A glutton, full of what he could win,

He’d embrace me – with him I’ve lain.

What’s he left me? Shame and sin.

 

Now he’s dead, these thirty years:

And I live on, old, and grey.

When I think of those times, with tears,

What I was, what I am today,

View myself naked: turn at bay,

Seeing what I am no longer,

Poor, dry, meagre, worn away,

I almost forget myself in anger.

 

Where’s my smooth brow gone:

My arching lashes, yellow hair,

Wide-eyed glances, pretty ones,

That took in the cleverest there:

Nose not too big or small: a pair

Of delicate little ears, the chin

Dimpled: a face oval and fair,

Lovely lips with crimson skin?

 

The fine slender shoulder-blades:

The long arms, with tapering hands:

My small breasts: the hips well made

Full and firm, and sweetly planned,

All Love’s tournaments to withstand:

The broad flanks: the nest of hair,

With plump thighs firmly spanned,

Inside its little garden there?

 

Now wrinkled forehead, hair gone grey:

Sparse eyelashes: eyes so dim,

That laughed and flashed once every way,

And reeled their roaming victims in:

Nose bent from beauty, ears thin,

Hanging down like moss, a face,

Pallid, dead and bleak, the chin

Furrowed, a skinny-lipped disgrace.

 

This is the end of human beauty:

Shrivelled arms, hands warped like feet:

The shoulders hunched up utterly:

Breasts….what? In full retreat,

Same with the hips, as with the teats:

Little nest, hah! See the thighs,

Not thighs, thighbones, poor man’s meat,

Blotched like sausages, and dried.

From: Le Testament: Les Regrets De La Belle Heaulmière

There's beauty in death and decay...

P.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 11, 2011, 07:08:27 AM
(http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/media/vernonImages/1981-1990/1983_27_5.jpg)

After it bugging me for a day, this one might be Sandys - it doesn't remind me of Rossetti, and he is the only other one I can think of who engraved extensively:

(http://i.imgur.com/0P27g.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/vuGHZ.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/2SBJE.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on July 11, 2011, 07:26:12 AM
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270542_218175851553585_121422304562274_552552_1302519_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 11, 2011, 07:37:29 AM
I saw my first ever "guy in a ridiculous costume outside a store" last week. I was on a bus at the time, and so unfamiliar were the passengers at the sight that we all immediately let out an instinctive "holler" at the guy in question, who in turn waved back.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on July 11, 2011, 10:21:54 AM
Thanks Drasko,
this is what I found

Until Her Death’
Dinah Maria Mulock, afterwards Craik, ‘Until Her Death’ Good Words 3, 5 (May 1862)
Illustration by Frederick Sandys. Engraving by Dalziel Brothers
Size: 4" x 5"

And I must not forget our own James Ensor

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lktwdzlXVA1qzultro1_500.png)

Peter
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on July 11, 2011, 10:29:16 AM
And this is a very nice one :

(http://www.mgilleland.com/images/gamelin-skeleton-books.jpg)

Nouveau receuil d'ostéologie et de myologie by Jacques Gamelin (1738-1803)


(http://img46.xooimage.com/files/2/8/8/delvaux-scene-74a8d0.jpg)

And Paul Delvaux.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 11, 2011, 01:46:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/qBWMP.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: kishnevi on July 11, 2011, 04:37:47 PM
The Dance of Death is actually a late medieval/early Renaissance meme, especially in Northern and Central Europe.
(http://www.godecookery.com/macabre/holdod/holdod25.jpg)(http://www.godecookery.com/macabre/holdod/holdod34.jpg)(http://www.godecookery.com/macabre/holdod/holdod11.jpg)

are all from a series by Hans Holbein.  You can find the full series here:
http://www.godecookery.com/macabre/holdod/holdod.htm
with further links to Holbein's Alphabet of Death (Initial letters artistically engraved ) and various medieval horribeness.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Wanderer on July 11, 2011, 07:54:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/qBWMP.jpg)

They must be relatives.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Florestan on July 11, 2011, 11:57:31 PM
They must be relatives.

Well, the first might be taken as a typo, but the second... LOL.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on July 12, 2011, 12:22:38 PM
(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/heavy-load.jpg)


(http://www.lamebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/w1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 12, 2011, 12:30:21 PM
Hey, lay off his memories or I will set my gigglebytes on you!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on July 12, 2011, 06:28:21 PM
Bohuslav Martinu:

(http://patachonf.free.fr/musique/martinu/img/martinu2p.jpg)

James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson approve this picture. :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on July 15, 2011, 09:38:29 AM
Hi Drasko,

i wasn'able to figure out who made that etching/drawing. Definitely late 19th century and possibly by one of the Pre Raphaelites.

The glossy photographs of actors and celebrities ...made me think of Vanitas paintings...the brittleness of Life.

Here's a fragment of François Villon's  "La ballade des pendus" ....

Hi Peter, sorry for bit late reply, I was offline for a few days.

I have very lovely book of Villon in Serbian translation illustrated with some early Vladimir Velickovic prints. Modern prints and 15th century poetry go better than one might think.

(http://www.affordableart101.com/images/velickovic%2075.JPG)(http://www.affordableart101.com/images/velicovic.jpg)

Do you remember way back that 'Girl with curls' painting from Naive cover that I couldn't identify, and Naive didn't reply to any of the queries. Well now they reused the painting for the box set and gave us bit more of the picture. It seems the girl is holding finger to her lips.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PeX4MkUoL.jpg)

My best guess is still French, neoclassical, style most reminds me of David or maybe one of his pupils, but still don't really know.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on July 15, 2011, 10:23:35 AM


Hi Drasko,

With the help of Google:

Until Her Death’
Dinah Maria Mulock, afterwards Craik, ‘Until Her Death’ Good Words 3, 5 (May 1862)
Illustration by Frederick Sandys. Engraving by Dalziel Brothers
Size: 4" x 5"

As for the girl with the pearl earring... We're having awfuil weather in Belgium, so I' just might enjoy another searchg for this "coquette".

Now back to TV  fo The Proms and Janacek.  The choral/orchestral overture by Judith Weir was ...a bit tame.

A bientöt,
Peter
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on July 15, 2011, 12:11:52 PM
Well ALL - I retired at the end of June after 34 years as an academic radiologist (abdominal imaging) from the Wake Forest University Medical Center - now promoted (or demoted?) to Professor Emeritus, which does have some perks -  ;)  :D

My GI/GU technologists (who I worked most closely w/ on a daily basis) put on a nice luncheon for me on my last clinical day - gave me a nice gift certificate to one of the local wine stores (already GONE!) - a bunch of pictures were taken (one shown below) - I'll miss my gals but looking forward to not having to set my alarm for an early morning wake up & making out a monthly schedule!   ;D

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: mc ukrneal on July 15, 2011, 12:26:01 PM
Well ALL - I retired at the end of June after 34 years as an academic radiologist (abdominal imaging) from the Wake Forest University Medical Center - now promoted (or demoted?) to Professor Emeritus, which does have some perks -  ;)  :D

My GI/GU technologists (who I worked most closely w/ on a daily basis) put on a nice luncheon for me on my last clinical day - gave me a nice gift certificate to one of the local wine stores (already GONE!) - a bunch of pictures were taken (one shown below) - I'll miss my gals but looking forward to not having to set my alarm for an early morning wake up & making out a monthly schedule!   ;D
Congratulations on that! Now you can spend MORE of your time buying...errr....umm...listening (phew) to classical music. Seriously, it can be a scary day, but it can also lead to all sorts of new, exciting experiences. I hope you enjoy it!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on July 15, 2011, 12:32:49 PM
Congrats Dave!  Enjoy retirement.  And keep posting vacation pics!! :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on July 15, 2011, 12:39:04 PM

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PeX4MkUoL.jpg)  (http://salem.blog.24heures.ch/media/01/00/268103318.jpg)

My best guess is still French, neoclassical, style most reminds me of David or maybe one of his pupils, but still don't really know.

Hello Milos - that picture drove me NUTS when you first asked about its origin; well, I thought that the 'new' Google images software might do the trick - first try for me?

Well, the painting added above popped up on the 2nd page or so (most of the initial hits were the CD offering) - apparently painted in 1806 w/ the following description:

Portrait de femme à la fourrure, Bon-Thomas Henry, 1806, Musée Thomas-Henry de Cherbourg-Octeville (link HERE (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Femme-Henry.jpg))

Dave
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on July 15, 2011, 01:35:39 PM
Hello Milos - that picture drove me NUTS when you first asked about its origin; well, I thought that the 'new' Google images software might do the trick - first try for me?

Well, the painting added above popped up on the 2nd page or so (most of the initial hits were the CD offering) - apparently painted in 1806 w/ the following description:

Portrait de femme à la fourrure, Bon-Thomas Henry, 1806, Musée Thomas-Henry de Cherbourg-Octeville (link HERE (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Femme-Henry.jpg))

Dave

Bravo Dave !!! 

You are genius! :-* That's the one! That painting was driving me nuts for months (see, I'm even rhyming).
But I guess we did get most about it right from the beginning - it is early 19th century French neoclassicism. Have to admit don't think I've heard before of Thomas Henry, that's probably why I couldn't find it.

Found picture with what looks like more natural color scheme:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e1/Femme-Henry.jpg)

And Congratulations on your retirement!! Now you can plan as many museum trips as you like, maybe even one to Normandy to see femme à la fourrure in person. :)

 
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Kontrapunctus on July 15, 2011, 09:36:04 PM
My kitten's first bath...

(http://www.guitarrum.net/athena_bath4.1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: mc ukrneal on July 15, 2011, 10:11:42 PM
Hello Milos - that picture drove me NUTS when you first asked about its origin; well, I thought that the 'new' Google images software might do the trick - first try for me?

Well, the painting added above popped up on the 2nd page or so (most of the initial hits were the CD offering) - apparently painted in 1806 w/ the following description:

Portrait de femme à la fourrure, Bon-Thomas Henry, 1806, Musée Thomas-Henry de Cherbourg-Octeville (link HERE (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Femme-Henry.jpg))

Dave
Fantastic! You guys had sucked me in too and I had searched with no luck at the time. Good job!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on July 16, 2011, 05:32:33 AM
Hey Guys - thanks for the 'retirement' congrats - just 2 weeks and need to slip into the 'new' role -  :D

Concerning the 'Lady in Fur', I never heard of the painter either, but there is a short Wiki bio on him HERE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Henry_%28patron_of_the_arts%29) - dates are 1766-1836; he was born & died in Cherbourg - he donated his art collection which started the museum named in his honor; apparently included 160+ paintings by him - 'Google Images' just brings up a few.

Dave   :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on July 18, 2011, 08:46:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/6BaRC.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 18, 2011, 08:49:17 AM
Unusually clean on the back.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on July 18, 2011, 09:34:15 AM
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12672585/hendrix.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 18, 2011, 09:47:20 AM
That pic won't display for me :c
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on July 18, 2011, 09:54:26 AM
That pic won't display for me :c

Me neither.

Brian, you tease!!!!  :P
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on July 18, 2011, 09:57:13 AM
How about now?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 18, 2011, 09:58:39 AM
Works, indeed. And hey, I recognise those curtains. Delicious prehistoric hotel rooms :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Wendell_E on July 19, 2011, 01:40:48 AM
Unusually clean on the back.

She probably exercises like that every day, so it gets cleaned often.   ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 22, 2011, 10:25:37 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GvMgm.jpg) (http://blogs.forbes.com/christopherhelman/2011/07/20/abu-dhabi-oil-sheikh-writes-his-name-in-the-sand-two-miles-wide/)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 23, 2011, 03:00:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AEybU.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on July 23, 2011, 04:15:56 PM
American flag pants, 'nuff said.  ^_^
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on July 23, 2011, 04:25:28 PM
American flag pants, 'nuff said.  ^_^

Guess those colors do run.  8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on July 23, 2011, 04:50:59 PM
American flag pants, 'nuff said.  ^_^

Wooaahh I didn't notice that - I thought he was in a chef's outfit or something ???
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on July 24, 2011, 10:50:04 AM
Yep, mine: Tennessee Nights.

That one isn't even listed on RT.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Antoine Marchand on July 24, 2011, 10:56:55 AM
That one isn't even listed on RT.

Sorry, what's RT?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on July 24, 2011, 11:02:07 AM
Sorry, what's RT?

Rotten Tomatoes, it isn't listed at amazon or at my favorite movie tracker. Not saying it doesn't exist, just that I can't find any info on it.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Antoine Marchand on July 24, 2011, 11:04:55 AM
Rotten Tomatoes, it isn't listed at amazon or at my favorite movie tracker. Not saying it doesn't exist, just that I can't find any info on it.

I know. I usually use IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096935/
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on July 24, 2011, 11:08:33 AM
I know. I usually use IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096935/

Cool thanks.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on July 24, 2011, 07:21:18 PM
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_loutznOIbC1qk5yn3o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on July 25, 2011, 10:17:49 AM
Pussies under a hot tin roof?

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on July 25, 2011, 06:29:17 PM
Just your friendly neighborhood SpiderCats.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Szykneij on July 26, 2011, 02:30:02 PM
I just received my Boston Symphony 2011-2012 Season catalog and it's a rather slick publication. Page 3 has a nice picture of Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on July 26, 2011, 03:18:04 PM
Every year she seems to be skinnier than the year before.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on July 26, 2011, 03:20:41 PM
Every year she seems to be skinnier than the year before.

I think it's because they keep airbrushing the same photo and by now have removed a number of layers.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on July 26, 2011, 03:27:07 PM
I think it's because they keep airbrushing the same photo and by now have removed a number of layers.  ;D

tehehehe ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on July 30, 2011, 06:32:39 AM
(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz257/ibanezmonsterg/TosinAbasi.jpg?t=1312039810)
The drummer in my friend's band (right), who I spent the day with in December, along with Tosin Abasi from Animals as Leaders.  :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on July 30, 2011, 08:44:40 AM
Well, she's opening the BSO season by conducting as well as playing, so I'm sure she'll have her butt-on.

 :D

Hi Tony - yet another pic of Anne-Sophie from the back (probably sans air-brushing) -  ;) ;D

(http://boxset.ru/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/mutter_mozart_the_violin_sonatas.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Szykneij on July 31, 2011, 08:37:02 AM
Hi Tony - yet another pic of Anne-Sophie from the back (probably sans air-brushing) -  ;) ;D

(http://boxset.ru/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/mutter_mozart_the_violin_sonatas.jpg)

Nice! An attractive CD cover that takes full advantage of her physical ass-ets!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on July 31, 2011, 09:29:32 AM
Anne got back.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sergeant Rock on July 31, 2011, 10:59:06 AM
Anne got back.
Butt - she always seems to portray a nice bottom -  ;D
Nice! An attractive CD cover that takes full advantage of her physical ass-ets!


Back off, guys. I saw her first.

Sarge
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on July 31, 2011, 12:41:33 PM

Back off, guys. I saw her first.

Sarge

Pimp!  ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 01, 2011, 01:12:17 PM
The average voter?

(http://i.imgur.com/4jp5n.png)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on August 02, 2011, 07:25:24 AM
(http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/0/1/4/72014_slide.jpg?v=1)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on August 02, 2011, 03:29:43 PM
Nice! An attractive CD cover that takes full advantage of her physical ass-ets!

Tony -  :D ;D   Dave
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on August 02, 2011, 04:56:51 PM
Susan & I were on a short trip to Boone, NC (about 90 mins from us) - went to see a bluegrass concert that featured Tong Rice, now 60 y/o but still a superb guitar picker - enjoyed!

We had most of a Friday free and traveled to Banner Elk (near Beach Mtn - main ski areas of NC) - visited a winery and also an alpaca farm which had many other animals - even had a tour - now wearing some really smooth alpaca socks!  Just one pic attached of the alpacas - just sheared expect for a little 'fiber' (not wool) left around their legs, tail, and head - the latter looking like little toupees - quite cute!  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 03, 2011, 02:23:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EKCLs.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Scots John on August 04, 2011, 07:15:23 PM
(http://www.buzzhunt.co.uk/wp-content/2011/06/entertainment-15-years-ago-vs-now.jpg)

Wonder what the next 15 years will bring...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on August 05, 2011, 03:58:36 AM
Wonder what the next 15 years will bring...

The same thing as today except all on a cell phone! :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Szykneij on August 05, 2011, 05:17:43 AM
The same thing as today except all on a cell phone! :D

LOL! I don't even think it will take that long!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on August 06, 2011, 06:38:28 AM
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhljak8xMh1qz9bwro1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on August 06, 2011, 07:05:22 AM
This chick has some hairy arms.

Maybe the hair was photoshopped in to hide her bony arms. ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on August 06, 2011, 07:12:39 AM
Maybe the hair was photoshopped in to hide her bony arms. ;D

My arms are... slightly bigger I guess. Above the elbow. But then, I have no muscle whatsoever. ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on August 06, 2011, 07:32:38 AM
My arms are... slightly bigger I guess. Above the elbow. But then, I have no muscle whatsoever. ;D

Yes, but do you skip meals and undereat to achieve this effect? (not saying the woman in question definitely did this, but so many others do)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on August 06, 2011, 07:39:56 AM
 ^^ ;D

(http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=193861&stc=1&d=1312648601)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on August 06, 2011, 08:19:56 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NbnyuORrc9Q/TjUESSSt6WI/AAAAAAAAAt4/w5qidS6f8AA/s1600/DSCF4646.JPG)

Photographed in Riga, Latvia.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on August 06, 2011, 08:26:11 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VBULlkRtSRk/TWPUW_eSKqI/AAAAAAAAJIY/ADHdA0ukJxM/s1600/you-are-traffic-sign.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on August 06, 2011, 08:29:00 AM
A warming advert for a snowbound day.

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on August 06, 2011, 08:45:54 AM
unfortunately I think it's modified — the original ad is for a automobile GPS company. the repurposed ad makes more sense.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: knight66 on August 06, 2011, 08:49:50 AM
You can't believe your own eyes these days.

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcStrcs8iujKMdH7cJORfzDonEm637Z1vDbf6IlDvm9qUvDBKDw6qQ)

Mike
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 06, 2011, 01:07:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/uEq2Q.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/Cgm0A.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dJi6F.jpg)

I like how I sensed the last one was Dutch before even checking the poster. Where the hell else would it be?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: SonicMan46 on August 06, 2011, 02:41:11 PM
Well, I kind of like somewhat 'hairy' women, of course if the 'fur' is in the right places -  ;) ;D

The one shown below may be a little TOO MUCH even for me -  :)

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on August 06, 2011, 05:29:44 PM
That's just disgusting.
Hair on a woman's arm is not good at all... no matter what you think before you look at her arms.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 07, 2011, 11:27:42 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/k4cAm.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on August 07, 2011, 01:36:14 PM
 ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Marc on August 09, 2011, 10:13:10 AM
Childhood memories: the organ of grandpa.
He played on this instrument for more than 50 years.
During lectures and sermon, he sometimes peekaboo'd at us through the railings or nodded very seriously whilst listening to the priest. :)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/5vc3u8.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 09, 2011, 02:03:46 PM
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Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: kishnevi on August 09, 2011, 05:13:37 PM
Most straight men are turned on by pictures of nude women, even it involves lesbian sex.  That's why lesbian sex plays a surprisingly large role in pornography aimed at straight men.

And every lesbian whom I have known to be a lesbian has always dressed and acted in a way that is at least somewhat "butch", and have not been what I would consider as a straight male to be sexually attractive.   I italicized the key phrase there because I suspect that there are plenty of women whom I find sexually attractive,  and who dress/act in "feminine" ways, who are actually lesbians, but whose sexual orientation is unknown to me.  Perhaps lesbians who are more open about being lesbians are also more "butch"?--but that's speculation on my part.

At any rate, unless you consider normal heterosexual male attitudes and thinking to be inherently homophobic,  there's nothing I see in the last several comments from anyone that I could consider to be homophobic, patronizing to gays or lesbians, or anything else.

Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on August 09, 2011, 05:51:51 PM
Now, if only those emo girls would shed some clothes, then you'd have an erotic picture. ;) :D I'm not sure if the picture I posted will get taken off, but I'm still in awe over it myself. :)
Yep, but I kinda like it the way it is. Imagine it is winter and you have one by each side to stay warm while walking through the park at night. And have Mahler playing over the loudspeakers.
Well, only in a lucid dream...  :(
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on August 09, 2011, 06:00:47 PM
Yep, but I kinda like it the way it is. Imagine it is winter and you have one by each side to stay warm while walking through the park at night. And have Mahler playing over the loudspeakers.
Well, only in a lucid dream...  :(

Yeah or how about instead of Mahler they have Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht playing? Now, that would be one wicked little walk down memory lane. :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on August 09, 2011, 06:02:01 PM
Can we just post photos of vulvas and get it over with?
lol
ehhh that'd be weird.  :D


I imagine they have backlogs of such images.
I wouldn't dare... I let other people use my computer.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on August 09, 2011, 06:04:18 PM
Yeah or how about instead of Mahler they have Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht playing? Now, that would be one wicked little walk down memory lane. :)
Actually, you're right. That probably would be one of the best pieces to play for such an occasion. I've actually sat down and listened to Verklarte Nacht before, imagining myself walking around at night alone. Adding that additional element would be quite a nice variation!  8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on August 09, 2011, 06:08:39 PM
Actually, you're right. That probably would be one of the best pieces to play for such an occasion. I've actually sat down and listened to Verklarte Nacht before, imagining myself walking around at night alone. Adding that additional element would be quite a nice variation!  8)

Yes, and a nice extra touch of fantasia would be if the animals started following you and you look up at the moon and it's smiling back at you. Jeepers creepers. :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on August 09, 2011, 06:15:07 PM
Check out this photo of a cute young chick:























(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/Day_old_chick.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: kishnevi on August 09, 2011, 06:22:52 PM
Check out this photo of a cute young chick:

I'd applaud if I weren't laughing so hard.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on August 09, 2011, 06:22:59 PM
That was predictable, Corey, but I have to say, it's a good thing you didn't post that at the top of your post, because your cat sure looks hungry.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on August 09, 2011, 06:49:59 PM
Check out this photo of a cute young chick.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/Day_old_chick.jpg)

First the pussy in your avatar and now this?

All these naked images are tarnishing my Virgin eyes.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on August 09, 2011, 07:09:15 PM
I no longer have to say anything.

Finally...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on August 10, 2011, 05:06:04 AM
Here's the video of the image:
Insane!
Those crazy white boys...
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 10, 2011, 08:30:48 AM
(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/errrr.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 10, 2011, 08:32:52 AM
Edit: Srsly? I posted it here? I am not paying attention at all ;D I now need to find a use for this message... hmm, so. How about those lesbians then.

(http://i.imgur.com/8yzBD.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 10, 2011, 08:48:03 AM
Edit: Srsly? I posted it here? I am not paying attention at all ;D I now need to find a use for this message... hmm, so. How about those lesbians then.

(http://i.imgur.com/8yzBD.jpg)

Wow, I spent about 5 minutes trying to figure out your original post and how it related to the previous images  :D  I think I busted a blood vessel.

Now there is a happy lesbian couple. Must be the apple.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: (: premont :) on August 10, 2011, 09:14:50 AM
How about those lesbians then.

(http://i.imgur.com/8yzBD.jpg)

Are you sure they are lesbians? They might be waiting for an Adam to come so that they might entice him to eat the apple. The old story, you know.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 10, 2011, 09:33:11 AM
Are you sure they are lesbians? They might be waiting for an Adam to come so that they might entice him to eat the apple. The old story, you know.

;D Frankly, none of the couples posted in this thread so far have been ;) I considered finding a real couple but they wouldn't meet MI's supermodel requirements.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: mc ukrneal on August 10, 2011, 09:44:27 AM
;D Frankly, none of the couples posted in this thread so far have been ;) I considered finding a real couple but they wouldn't meet MI's supermodel requirements.
You don't have to go far actually. Portia de Rossi is a stunning woman. She seems really nice too.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: (: premont :) on August 10, 2011, 12:46:46 PM
;D Frankly, none of the couples posted in this thread so far have been ;) I considered finding a real couple but they wouldn't meet MI's supermodel requirements.

I may be wrong, but I would become surprised, if lesbians as a rule preferred supermodels, even if the models were lesbians too.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on August 10, 2011, 12:52:48 PM
Portia de Rossi is a stunning woman.

She's a recovering anorexic, by the way, and sadly still looks it.
She's also married to Ellen DeGeneres. They must have wicked parties.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: (: premont :) on August 10, 2011, 12:55:06 PM
She's a recovering anorexic, by the way, and sadly still looks it.
She's also married to Ellen DeGeneres. They must have wicked parties.

Portia di Rossi was quite beautiful in "Sirens", but that was a long time ago.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on August 10, 2011, 07:50:06 PM
DavidW wasn't kidding! What happened to this thread? Guys?

You know that face Robert De Niro makes? That one. Guys, seriously.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on August 10, 2011, 08:11:58 PM
Some disturbing pictures from Irish painter, Francis Bacon:

(http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/bacon/head-vi.jpg)

(http://www.artquotes.net/masters/bacon/bacon_head1961.jpg)

(http://www.kainos.it/numero2/sezioni/bacon/leris.jpg)





Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on August 10, 2011, 08:16:01 PM
Poor taste.

Yeah, I have poor taste. ::) This is coming from a guy who listens to this garbage...

http://www.youtube.com/v/udP1Njm7Cno
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on August 10, 2011, 08:47:28 PM
Some great paintings by Camillie Pissarro:

(http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/pissarro/pissarro.stage-coach.jpg)

(http://www.artchive.com/artchive/p/pissarro/pissarro_lhermitage.jpg)

(http://www.fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk/USERIMAGES/pissarro020.jpg)

(http://www.mcs.csueastbay.edu/~malek/Impression/Pissarro/pissarro01.jpg)

(http://scottsmithart.wikispaces.com/file/view/'Near_Sydenham_Hill',_oil_on_canvas_painting_by_Camille_Pissarro.jpg/216908574/'Near_Sydenham_Hill',_oil_on_canvas_painting_by_Camille_Pissarro.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on August 10, 2011, 09:02:43 PM
Now for some contrast: Edvard Munch

(http://www.friendsofart.net/static/images/art2/edvard-munch-moonlight-over-oslo-fjord.jpg)

(http://www.bestpriceart.com/shop-online/images/vault/cgfa_munch14.jpg)

(http://www.saleoilpaintings.com/paintings-image/edvard-munch/edvard-munch-old-aker-church-81313.jpg)

(http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/munch/munch.scream.jpg)





Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Que on August 10, 2011, 10:41:17 PM
This thread went a bit astray - I've deleted several posts with bikini/lingerie photos and nudity/erotic nature.

Not there is anything wrong with enjoying them privately - this forum is not the place to display them.


For the moment I'll leave it at that. ::)

Q
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on August 12, 2011, 05:27:58 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpmg6rYmzd1qk5yn3o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on August 14, 2011, 04:18:58 AM
(http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/2001/pc/rpg/arcanum/arcanum_790screen002.jpg)

I so love this game. And, is that Darth Malak, above?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Marc on August 15, 2011, 11:04:58 AM
Portia di Rossi was quite beautiful in "Sirens", but that was a long time ago.

Showing off in front of cutie Hugh Grant, I presume? :P

Mmm, getting spanked by Peter MacNicol in the tv series Ally McBeal probably was the highlight of her career. ;D

Seriously now: I like them both very much, Ellen & Portia.
And therefore here's picture I like! :-*

(http://i52.tinypic.com/30xk1t2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 16, 2011, 04:36:11 PM
(http://pix3lnati0n.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/lair2.jpg)

What is that from? The head looks kinda like the western Godzilla reboot film.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 16, 2011, 04:38:06 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 18, 2011, 06:43:39 PM
(http://www.geeksaresexy.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/6OJ4s-1.jpg)


Tron Vader
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on August 18, 2011, 06:48:02 PM
Greg that is awesome! :)  Now we just need a Star Wars movie with a Daft Punk soundtrack, with Tron-esque visuals and directed by Spielberg, not Lucas, written by Neil Gaiman and really, really not Lucas. ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 18, 2011, 06:55:20 PM
Greg that is awesome! :)  Now we just need a Star Wars movie with a Daft Punk soundtrack, with Tron-esque visuals and directed by Spielberg, not Lucas, written by Neil Gaiman and really, really not Lucas. ;D

Yeah, I love this image. And George Lucas should never be allowed to write a script ever, ever again.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mirror Image on August 18, 2011, 07:04:11 PM
Yeah, I love this image. And George Lucas should never be allowed to write a script ever, ever again.

Especially after he allowed the original theatrical releases of Star Wars Episodes IV-VI to be butchered by technology they didn't even have in the late '70s and '80s. Leave Star Wars alone, Lucas and release the original theatrical released on Blu-Ray with remastered sound and picture!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 23, 2011, 10:42:41 AM
http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/detail.nhn?titleId=350217&no=20&weekday=tue

Manual mousewheel-scroll down the comic, not too fast (you don't need to know Korean for the gist of it).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on August 23, 2011, 10:50:00 AM
. . . And George Lucas should never be allowed to write a script ever, ever again.

Oh, but the damage is done, you know . . . the horse is well out that barn.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 24, 2011, 01:25:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9bLlc.gif)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on August 24, 2011, 01:28:37 PM
http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/detail.nhn?titleId=350217&no=20&weekday=tue

Manual mousewheel-scroll down the comic, not too fast (you don't need to know Korean for the gist of it).

Clever. :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on August 24, 2011, 02:06:32 PM
http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/detail.nhn?titleId=350217&no=20&weekday=tue (http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/detail.nhn?titleId=350217&no=20&weekday=tue)

Manual mousewheel-scroll down the comic, not too fast (you don't need to know Korean for the gist of it).


Thanks, Sara, for this poetic offering.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 24, 2011, 02:12:23 PM
Thanks, Sara, for this poetic offering.

I was slightly worried that the graphical effects wouldn't work on some PCs (like those with flash or java disabled) and some might mistake me for somebody who actually likes anime on its own merits ;)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on August 24, 2011, 02:14:34 PM
I was slightly worried that the graphical effects wouldn't work on some PCs (like those with flash or java disabled) and some might mistake me for somebody who actually likes anime on its own merits ;)


The graphical effects worked all right (I am writing this in my hospital bed).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on August 24, 2011, 02:18:16 PM
The graphical effects worked all right (I am writing this in my hospital bed).

Hehe, sorry I couldn't resist :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on August 24, 2011, 02:20:42 PM
Hehe, sorry I couldn't resist :)


Neither can I, sending you my bill.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on August 24, 2011, 02:49:00 PM
(http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/190034-1/Too_much_Internet.gif?) (http://forgifs.com)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 25, 2011, 06:03:16 AM
(http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/190034-1/Too_much_Internet.gif?) (http://forgifs.com)

 ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on August 25, 2011, 06:08:49 AM
What program can you use (besides a web browser) to play those animated GIFs just like that?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 25, 2011, 06:12:53 AM

The graphical effects worked all right (I am writing this in my hospital bed).

Yeah, that should have come with an age-appropriate warning:

NOT SAFE FOR THOSE OVER 50

I had to defibrillate myself.

Sarge
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on August 25, 2011, 06:14:14 AM
What program can you use (besides a web browser) to play those animated GIFs just like that?

An image viewing application. I know at least one (http://projects.gnome.org/eog/) which works.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 25, 2011, 06:15:45 AM
What program can you use (besides a web browser) to play those animated GIFs just like that?

I use Media Player Classic but I'd like to know of other programs too. Surprisingly GIFs don't work in Windows photo.

Sarge
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: pjme on August 30, 2011, 01:04:43 AM
I like strong contrasts:



Erich Heckel:

(http://www.spaightwoodgalleries.com/Media/Heckel/Heckel_Madchen_Kopf.jpg)

P.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on August 30, 2011, 07:52:59 PM
(http://cbskluv.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/lady-gaga-as-a-guy-brian-may-queen-vma-zippo-kluv-getty-photo-by-kevin-winter-getty-images.jpg?w=385&h=240)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Todd on August 31, 2011, 06:33:52 AM
Shades of the great Yakov Smirnoff. 


(http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/7/30/128618864605761700.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mn Dave on August 31, 2011, 06:36:24 AM
Shades of the great Yakov Smirnoff. 

Thanks. I put that on my Facebook wall.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on August 31, 2011, 06:51:09 AM
A little dated but still good. :)

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/theoatmeal-img/comics/state_web_summer/netflix.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on August 31, 2011, 06:52:52 AM
And considering all of the spotify talk of late:

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/theoatmeal-img/comics/state_web_summer/spotify.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: karlhenning on August 31, 2011, 06:54:10 AM
A little dated but still good. :)

Not all that dated! I'm still smiling at having closed my Netflix account : )
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on August 31, 2011, 01:20:27 PM
And considering all of the spotify talk of late:

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/theoatmeal-img/comics/state_web_summer/spotify.jpg)

 ;D
Nice.  :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Mn Dave on September 01, 2011, 06:35:13 AM
Spotify's too good for Canadians.  ;D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on September 05, 2011, 07:52:53 PM
Less so, now with the context-sensitive visual cues. :P

47 was most badass around the time he murdered the small army of his own clones.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on September 05, 2011, 11:07:08 PM
I thought he was most badass in Blood Money, and Olyphant exudes badassery.

True, he was pretty high on the badass scale there, too. However, that was after he had become a gardener, in Hitman 2.

Whereas the clone-mowing (cf. lawn-mowing) scene preceded that ignominy.
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on September 06, 2011, 12:42:48 AM
Yeah, but with that garden shed of his. I mean... come on.  ;D

Fair point. :D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on September 08, 2011, 11:13:24 AM
Sadly it is fake, but the glorious sentiment is real - I doubt somebody made that specific image without the subject requesting it.

I only wish that I was as stone cold awesome as that guy, but I lack the profound creative impulse to make such a beautiful thing ;_;
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 08, 2011, 11:39:31 AM
(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/img_4599.jpg?w=500&h=333)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on September 11, 2011, 09:54:48 AM
(http://djwong.org/docs/31-tuxlogo.png)

Courtesy: Darrick Wong (https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/9/10/24)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on September 11, 2011, 11:10:05 AM
Sounds like Communism to me :-*
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Opus106 on September 11, 2011, 11:16:03 AM
Sounds like Communism to me :-*

Oh, it is. The communism, with a dictator to boot, that's behind much of "the cloud" these days (though not that version exactly).
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Drasko on September 13, 2011, 04:59:31 AM
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/1050/gracecallas.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on September 13, 2011, 05:28:13 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/EaGdh.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Lethevich on September 15, 2011, 05:55:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/UlnNI.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Brian on September 15, 2011, 05:57:12 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/UlnNI.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/v/JO18G-n9wYk
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on September 15, 2011, 07:21:55 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/UlnNI.jpg)

:D
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: The Six on September 15, 2011, 08:00:50 PM
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj124/MoMo_316_2008/sshot4e42e4a1732e3.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/t94kR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KVQmx.png)

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/671/batmansigni.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/VI5v2.png)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on September 16, 2011, 05:00:58 AM
Love the Batman equation! :D 8)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on September 16, 2011, 06:12:40 AM
I had to show that to a student, I found a post where someone explained how each term contributed to the shape. :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Renfield on September 16, 2011, 08:01:49 AM
I had to show that to a student, I found a post where someone explained how each term contributed to the shape. :)

Yeah, it was a delight to reverse-engineer the equation. Probably an excellent learning tool!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: DavidW on September 16, 2011, 08:15:24 AM
Yeah, it was a delight to reverse-engineer the equation. Probably an excellent learning tool!

Yeah I had a student that had to a project in one of his high school math classes-- design a function to make a picture.  He made a car!  Sounds fun. :)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Todd on September 17, 2011, 06:55:27 AM
(http://www.webmastertalkforums.com/attachments/lounge/1049d1297786265-angry-baby-faces-angry-baby-mouth-open-jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on September 17, 2011, 08:19:04 AM
Who is your avatar, Philo?
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: Coco on September 17, 2011, 12:45:46 PM
(http://www.webmastertalkforums.com/attachments/lounge/1049d1297786265-angry-baby-faces-angry-baby-mouth-open-jpg)

FUCK IT, WE'LL DO IT LIVE!!!!!
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on September 17, 2011, 05:38:48 PM
Her name is Georgia Jones.
Oh, yeah... it's probably been a couple of years now, but I still remember that name...  :-X

Georgia... wtf kind of name is that? Reminds me of that Family Guy episode where they are watching some show and this lady is crying because her name is Florida. "Florida... I'm named after a state..."
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: George on September 17, 2011, 05:51:53 PM
Oh, yeah... it's probably been a couple of years now, but I still remember that name...  :-X

Georgia... wtf kind of name is that? Reminds me of that Family Guy episode where they are watching some show and this lady is crying because her name is Florida. "Florida... I'm named after a state..."

Man, you make me feel old. Florida was not her real name, it was the name of the mother on Good Times. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Times)
Title: Re: Pictures I like
Post by: ibanezmonster on September 17, 2011, 06:03:02 PM
You know who she is?

That's not her real name, but she created the name by combining two of her favorite songs.
Glad to hear that's not her real name, because I would then have to feel bad for her.

Yep, I discovered her one day and remember thinking she