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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-16-2019, 03:59 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #151 Poll (Landscape in Color - March 2019)
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 61
Views: 4,556
Very difficult to choose only one...
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-02-2019, 05:41 PM  
WaterFalls
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 57
Views: 1,217
Incredible colors. I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Winners' Showcase 04-02-2019, 05:41 PM  
March, 2019 Third Place: Autumnal Mists
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 45
Views: 999
Incredible colors! I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-02-2019, 05:39 PM  
The Driest Desert On Earth
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 5
Views: 207
I've been there and loved this place. Great winter shot. I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-02-2019, 05:37 PM  
Yosemite Firefall ( Horsetail Falls) El Capitan 2/21/2019
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 18
Views: 238
Incredible image! I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-01-2019, 06:54 AM  
Sunrise by the beach
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Taken at Capricornio beach @23S latitude in the city of Caraguatatuba, state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the background you can see Ilha Bela island.

Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-13-2018, 06:09 PM  
Brasilia, DF
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 22
Views: 394
I would like to nominate this photo. Bela foto!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-13-2018, 06:08 PM  
Reflections on Mono Lake
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 19
Views: 339
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-13-2018, 06:06 PM  
Reflecting Pool
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 9
Views: 190
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-13-2018, 06:05 PM  
River Rock
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 10
Views: 181
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-13-2018, 06:04 PM  
Sunset in Strasbourg
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 6
Views: 146
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-13-2018, 06:03 PM  
Mono Lake
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 6
Views: 133
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-13-2018, 05:59 PM  
Karly
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Ok, that's a mirror image! Nominated
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-01-2018, 05:39 AM  
Mirror Lake in Yosemite
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 9
Views: 454
I know that probably there will be a lot of pictures of Mirror Lake here in this Mirror Image contest, but I am sending mine anyway because I like how it turned out.

This is a stitch of two shots in portrait position taken at 10mm f22 0,3s iso80 using a Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 lens with a Tiffen CPL filter mounted on my Pentax K-5 II. Photo stitched in Microsoft ICE and then treated in Lightroom.

Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-01-2018, 11:10 AM  
Parabuteo unicinctus (Harris's Hawk, Gavião asa-de-telha) in the wild
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 0
Views: 294


Scientific name: Parabuteo unicinctus

Popular names: Harris's Hawk, Bay-winged Hawk, Gavião asa-de-telha

We spotted this hawk on the side of the road near El Calafate on our way from El Chalten, so I stopped the car to try to photograph him, but he flew away as soon as I started to approach him. He was twice the size of three adult caracaras whom he stole food from a minute later.

Location: Ruta 40, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina

Settings: 1/400s f8 iso200 @ 115mm
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-01-2018, 05:37 AM  
Covered in polen
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-30-2017, 05:41 PM  
A bird and a big bonsai tree with fall colors in Patagonia
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 16
Views: 843
I know bonsai means a small tree, but some of those lenga trees in the trail to Laguna de Los Tres does look like a bonsai from a distance! The bird gives you a good hint of the size of the tree and prove it is not a bonsai.
The fog in the back is the result of a long rainy day with temperatures around 10°C (50° F)

El Chalten, Parque Nacional Los Glariares, Patagonia, Argentina

Pentax K-5 II + smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mm WR @60mm 1/160s f5.6 ISO400

Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-31-2017, 09:34 PM  
Contemplating the sky in the desert
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
This photo is a result of shooting at 10pm near San Pedro de Atacama in the Atacama desert, northern Chile. My wife and I drove to an observation point outside the city for some Milky Way shots when we some new friends. Raj and Sharul, this great Indian-British couple, were just parking the car at the same spot also for shooting stars, so we joined together for an hour of fun shooting. This is a two-shot pano stitched at Microsoft Image Composite Editor and then edited in Adobe Lightroom for white balance, tone curve and some contrast and saturation touches. I sincerely can not remember nor correctly identify who is that in this photo.

Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-31-2017, 07:59 PM  
Grandma's last portrait
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Here is my grandma Alzira with 91 years old back in 2013.
This is one of the last photos I took of her during the weekend for Mother's Day celebration, a few days before she was hospitalized. She never recovered and sadly passed away one year later, but I was lucky to be able to be there that weekend and meet her one last time while she was still in good shape. She was born and raised in the farm, raised 7 children, did not have an easy life, but made a wonderful family.
I liked the BW version better than the original color one. I think I did a little crop from the original (I need to look for it in my backups).
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-31-2017, 08:05 PM  
Lincoln Memorial
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 6
Views: 711
I had to wait quite a while to get to the spot where I took this photo from without anyone in front of me. The crowd was huge that night at Lincoln Memorial, but I was able to get a nice shot up close holding the camera tight against my belly for a steady shot without my tripod.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-11-2017, 09:50 PM  
Bit of a Twist
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Nice color and composition, nominated
Forum: Winners' Showcase 07-03-2017, 06:26 AM  
June, 2017 Runner-up: Crookedest Street
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Another great shot from Mike! Nominated
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-03-2017, 06:22 AM  
Walking The Tips
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Nice! Nominated
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-03-2017, 06:20 AM  
Synchronised swimming
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Very interesting composition and smart contrast. Nominated
Forum: Winners' Showcase 07-03-2017, 06:16 AM  
June, 2017 Winner: Snake Road
Posted By amrocha
Replies: 57
Views: 4,030
Nominated. Lovely fall colors
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