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Old 08-05-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default Photo challenge 181 'Tall and skinny' {August 5/13}

I guess I was due to post a photo challenge last week, but my son is visiting so I have 6 house guests and don't get any computer time. I have a few minutes right now, as they have all gone out to the Brew House for a snack. I don't have any photos for examples yet. My two oldest grandsons, aged 18 and 15 are both tall and skinny ......one is 6;1", the younger one is 6' even and he's not finished growing yet. That gave me an idea for the photo challenge ....to find things that are tall and skinny.

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Sounds fun, Ina - though I'll probably look for things rather than people. My cousin is SO tall, but I'm not likely to see him. I used to mind my best friend's daughter when she was small, and she used to think her daddy was the tallest person there was - till I showed her a picture of her dad, DH and another friend, and her dad was only the middle one .

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This theme is a wee bit more challenging but is going to fun non the less. I'm looking forward to it! I think I'm with Sabrina also in finding things rather than people. Let me just add, the word "tall" can be a matter of opinion when looking through the eyes of one who is only 5ft 1 1/2. (Everything and everybody seems "tall" to a person my height!) ~ LOL!!
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LOL, Lynn. My mother-in-law was never even 5 foot at her tallest, and she's shrinking as she gets older.

I was thinking in terms of building-site cranes, but got lucky on the way to work this morning and spotted a heron. In fact, I was trying to get a shot when it was on my side of the river, but it flew off over to the other side which gave me tall and skinny shots - two silhouettes and one not.
I even got a great shot of him taking off as he flew back to the original side of the river again . But he doesn't look tall and skinny in that one.

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Awesome Sabrina! I just love the graceful flight of the heron. We have several in our area, seeing as we live near a lake. Today, I had to run several errands in the little village east of here and my son and grandson came with me. We stopped at the lake and noticed something white in the swampy edge of the lake. It turned out to be an egret, and while we were watching it fly away, I also noticed a heron standing in the reeds. I didn't have my camera with me! I had to walk quite away through the swampy shore to get close enough to watch it fly away.
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We were minding my aunt's dogs (again ) this weekend.
This is one of her cacti. In fact I can remember this in my grandmother's house, so it's at least 40 years old. And getting taller by the year! It had "babies" a couple of years ago.
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Yes, tall and skinny all right! When cacti are properly cared for, they can live a long time.
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Great photos! Love the crane. We have white ones around here, and when they fly the are so graceful looking. Also, great photo of the cacti... that is really TALL for a house plant!!! How would one move something that big without breaking it?!! WOW!!

Boy, I really had to think about this theme. I even tried getting my husband thinking about it too! LOL!! This is what I came up with.

First photo...Straws and a skewer. Decided to put a tape measure next to them to tell you how tall they are! By the way, the red one is really tall!!
Second picture... a lamp in our house.
Third... some type of trees or bushes (I have no idea what they are called but they are extemelyTALL) that are growing behind our property. The picture is looking over our brick walled fence.
Last photo... my tripod

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I'm finally getting a chance to post a photo. I'll try to look for more tomorrow when I go out.
My two grandsons who are both tall and skinny. The one to the left is 15 and 6' tall. The other one is 18 and 6'1".
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Tall and skinny...that ain't me! LOLOLOLOL...I will search
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Your photos are great Lynn. I don't know about the trees, but they may be cypress trees or yews.
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Your older grandson, has he stopped growing yet!! I see why you chose tall and skinny for the challenge, Ina .

Great photos, Lynn. I love the one of the lamp, and the tripod! Like Ina, I think from the shape those look quite like cypresses which grow very compact and dense but tall. Some yews do, too - there's an ancient yew alley in a garden I visit in the midlands here.
Well done on being imaginative, too. I remember a couple of challenges I found very sticky - I think I once just took photo of all my different colours of pink H2Os for one challenge, and purple was even harder!
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I have an idea....just need to dial down the pain a bit so I can get out and get it.
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Thanks, Ina and Sabrina for your kind words! I bet that ancient yew garden is just lovely, Sabrina. Next time you go please take some photos, I'd love to see the garden and yews. Hopefully I can find out what these tree are (the ones I took a picture of)... maybe google images will help me out. They are pretty cool looking and I am truly amazed how tall they are! I never really noticed them until the "theme" was posted as I was searching for something "Tall and Skinny".

Well, I think I'm going to try and look for more "theme" subjects to take pictures of before the next theme is posted!! ~ lol

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my view of a 4 story tall tree
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kinda wondering if I should reshoot the tree in black and white...kinda a study in contrast? any thoughts? can you tell I am new at this?? LOLOLOL
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Try both! I like the way I can see the cream coloured buildings in the background which might be lost in B&W, but it would be interesting to see what it looked like.
And you could leave it a little bit bigger and we could see it better .

I love tree photos - we have at least two books of just that.
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That's the beauty of digital photography.......you can practise and practise and if you don't like what you shoot, you can delete and don't have to spend any money on developing! I agree with Sabrina, go ahead and try the black and white, and while you are at it, give sepia a try too.
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FM Crafter, I like your shot of looking up the tree.. it looks pretty cool. It does take lots of practice and as Ina said that's the beauty of digital, you can delete with no money wasted. By the way, if you like a photo you've already shot you can actually take that picture into a photo editing program and change the look (such as b/w, vintage, crop, enlarge, etc.) without having to reshoot your picture.
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Thanks...I just figured out how to do it in PSE...I was totally lost on how to do it with the canon rebel! LOLOLOL

I want to get to Edwards Gardens tomorrow and do some shots...it will be interesting with the dog there to add a bit of shake but it will be fun!

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Ok, these might not be the best shots but I found a "Tall and Skinny" bird feeder pole (over 6 ft tall) that fits the theme. Thought the second photo was fun to shoot since these guys never loose an opportunity for food and I found him on that same pole! That's why the bird feeder is empty, ah ha caught in the act... that little rascal!!
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caught! now if only you could stop them so the birds could eat! LOLOLOLOL
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Lynn, that squirrel photo just made me laugh........those squirrels sure get inventive when it comes to stealing food!
FMcrafter, thanks for the link to the Edwards garden. I had never heard of it. Looks like a great place to visit. I'll mention it to my daughter when I go to visit her in Toronto on Monday.
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willet creek is attached to it...nice long walk in a ravine setting...borders...eglinton on the south...Leslie on the east and Lawrence on the north.
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Great squirrel shot - except the feeder is slightly different it could have been our garden. I have quite a few photos that make me smile despite the fact that I don't really buy expensive bird seed for squirrels.
And the feeder in the first shot certainly does look taller than ours.
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I took my camera with me this morning on our walk. Most of my photos have a vertical orientation, but this one is horizontal. The flagpole is tall and skinny.
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I will also try to post the other photos I took, although my photo edit program changes the photo orientation on my computer but it doesn't seem to transfer over onto splitcoast.
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Yay! I think I finally got the editing program to work!
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Thanks, Sabrina! I've had my bird feeder emptied so many times by the squirrels. To me it's halarious when I catch them in the act... I love it! I bought the pole last week hoping it would stop them but it didn't deter them at all. A friend of mine suggested putting some oil on the pole and it would help keep them from being able to climb it. I'm going to try that and see what happens. I might try to capture it on video... LOL!! That ought to be a sight! (Hoping it will work)

Ina, your pictures are awesome... what pretty places! The water pic looks so peaceful. I love the trees, wish we had ones like that down here where I live!
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You're so lucky to have that lake near you, Ina! What a serene, peaceful photo - and indeed the flagpole is tall and skinny.
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I made a comment several days ago but notice that it has disappeared Any who, I finally got my lazy self going and these are my tall and skinnies. The first one is in my neighbor's yard and is a night blooming cerus, the next one is a pine tree or evergreen tree, two very tall palm trees, a Saguaro, light pole, my Saguaro made from air duct pipes or whatever they're called the last one I believe is a dying eucalyptus tree.
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Cool photos Audrey! Did you use a fish eye lens on some of them? It's so interesting to see the cacti and palm trees......southwestern. Your air duct pipe saguaro made me smile. I guess one of those could grow anywhere.
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I too really like the saguaro sculpture.
I was hoping, when I took the photo of my aunt's cactus, that we'd see some real tall skinny ones from you .
We have similar palms here - but I have never seen them that tall.
And most of the ones here died the last two hard winters we had, too.
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Ina, I have a 10-24mm wide angle that I use quite often. I was quite surprised to see the distortion in some of the photos as that has never happened before. Sabrina, I've always have been amazed that these palm trees don't get uprooted when we have a strong winds.
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Armadillo, your photos are really cool! Those cactus plants are awesome!! Can't believe how tall they are... WOW!!
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Well, I think I may have gotten a bit carried away with this assignment as here a a BUNCH more of tall and skinny. The first photo is a Boojum Tree thane a Cane Cholla, Old Man Cactus and the next one I think belongs in that same family then the Pony Tail Palm, a Saguaro skeleton, an Organ Pipe cactus and an Ocotillo.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #37
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Here is batch number 2. The first photo is, I believe, an Agave, it shoots a long stem with flowers, then a Candelabro, a Totem Pole, a library, a Saguar with several "apartments", I don't know what the next one is. I though I would show some palm trees that have not had their fronds removed, the fronds can way 100 pounds or more and just last week someone trimming a a palm tree had a frond fall on him and he suffocated. The library is made from recycled materials. The Gila woodpeckers will put holes in Saguaros for their babies and when they leave, other birds will live in the holes.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:36 AM   #38
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Here are the last of the tall and skinnies. Flamingo, a fake ant or termite hill, giraffe, Joshua Tree, Senita, Mexican Fence Post, don't know and a Chain Fruit Cholla. The Senita is similar to the Organ Pipe.

Unless I see something extremely unusual, this is it for me
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:30 AM   #39
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