Photography – Page 7

Don Charisma’s latest Photography Posts – Page 7

  1. Stunning Sunset 6th June 2014 - An absolutely stunning sunset, a special one for the weekend. This panorama was created from 10 photos and blended together using Hugin to create a photo …
  2. Ready For Takeoff 6th June 2014 - I have no idea what this bird is, but caught it about to take off when I was doing some gardening. I’m hoping someone from the …
  3. Top Floor Sunset Panorama 6th June 2014 - This is the sunset as seen from the landing of the top floor of my building … very respectable sunset. Merged using Photoshop, 8 photos. Enjoy …
  4. Big Sky Beach Sunset Panorama #3 5th June 2014 - Some photos joined together by the CIA’s special computer they’ve let me borrow for a few days 😀 Taken last year … Enjoy 🙂 Taken in Thailand (c) …
  5. Night Tree 4th June 2014 - Shot this one near the beach … pretty white flowers. Photos taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma 2013
  6. Hairy Ear Cat 4th June 2014 - Another local cat, although this one looks well looked after so is probably on the prowl looking for some action. Love the tufts of hair poking …
  7. Laser Beam Sunset 3rd June 2014 - Another day which didn’t look promising as the sky was mostly covered by cloud apart from a thin sliver where the sun poked through creating this …
  8. Huge Sky Beach Sunset Panorama 2nd June 2014 - Thirty-four portrait photos joined together to form a very large sky. Some of my other priorities been keeping me away from the blog … busy days ! …
  9. Deathstar Sunset 1st June 2014 - The sunset wasn’t all that great, until a little cloud slid across the sun. It reminded me of the deathstar, about to fire a deadly laser …
  10. Little Robin Posing 1st June 2014 - This little chap is a regular in my garden, I often watch him watching me when I’m doing the dishes. It’s always lovely to see him. …
  11. Weird Sunset 31st May 2014 - The cloud and atmosphere can always throw up weird effects during a sunset. Here’s one where the sun seems to have been reflected in a hazy …
  12. Death Of A Bee 31st May 2014 - I found this little fella on my doorstep. It was just on it’s last legs at the end of the day, and was dead by the …
  13. Red Sky At Night 30th May 2014 - Here’s a lovely photo of a red sky at night. The last rays of sunshine breaking through the clouds. No doubt the colors are greatly enhanced …
  14. Beautiful English Rose 30th May 2014 - Nothing more beautiful than an English Rose, and I don’t mean those super intelligent and absolutlely stunning actresses like Emma Watson or Rachel Weisz. This more …
  15. Big Sky Beach Sunset Panorama #2 27th May 2014 - A vast number of photos joined together by a special distillation process, to form a very large sky. Taken last year … Enjoy 🙂   Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma
  16. Attack Of The Ducklings 27th May 2014 - These little beauties were so eager to get into the room that I couldn’t get a clear shot of them. I’m not sure eating that mat …
  17. Night Beach Panorama #5 – Loy Catong Festival 27th May 2014 - Taken during last year’s Loy Catong festival in Thailand in November. This one’s two landscape photos fused together with PTGui Pro. Enjoy 😀 Taken in Thailand (c) Don …
  18. Ocean Closeup Sunset 26th May 2014 - Another Don Charisma experiment that paid off … my iPhone was about an inch from the water, I wanted to capture how “still” the water was …
  19. Beautiful Bird 26th May 2014 - Wow, now this is how to show off. A full on display of nature at it’s best. Of course, the colourful peacocks are the males of …
  20. Balcony Sunset Yesterday 25th May 2014 - That’s all folks, this stunning sunset taken off of my balcony yesterday … beauty seep calls … Enjoy 😀   Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma
  21. Balcony Sunrise Yesterday 25th May 2014 - The sun has started rising a little further around so I can now capture sunrises off of my balcony … Enjoy 🙂 Taken in Thailand (c) …
  22. Beach Sunset Panorama 25th May 2014 - The customary Don Charisma bedtime sunset in a panorama of six photos magically joined from Abode with love 😀 Enjoy 😀   Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma
  23. Songthaew – “Song Tail” 24th May 2014 - Songthaew, pronounced like “song-tail” is the Thai equivalent of a bus. For 10 baht fare (20p English, 30c USD) you can travel a fair distance locally, …
  24. Mangosteen 24th May 2014 - Mangosteen is a tropical fruit, tastes great, got a citrusy tang to it. It’s quite similar to a lychee, except not as chewy. Sometimes, I’m guessing when they …
  25. Beach Sunset Flying Bird 23rd May 2014 - Photographing birds flying past, well it’s more luck than skill for me … Looking at what to post today, for my 365 sunsets, this one stood …
  26. Thai Temple Patterns 23rd May 2014 - OK, so some more of my closeups of “patterns”. This one is from one of the columns which make up the perimeter wall at one of the local temples. There’s blingy gold paint and mirror bits. Thais love to decorate with …
  27. Beach Sunset Cloud Layers 22nd May 2014 - This evening’s sunset, well what can I say, again beautiful … The clouds have so many different layers, close, far away, different colours and types … …
  28. Bird Footprints In The Evening Sand 22nd May 2014 - I’d like to publish more of these pattern type photos I’ve been taking. This one is of some bird footprints in the sand, taken whilst I’m …
  29. Rocky Sunset Panorama 22nd May 2014 - This is to the left of the little bay from yesterday’s sunset pano. Nine landscape shots painstakingly tried in four different merging softwares to produce this …
  30. Evening Tree Canopy-Orama 2 21st May 2014 - My girlfriend pointed out a bee’s nest, for it’s honey content. Unfortunately with my iPhone it was too small to photograph, but when I looked up what a beautiful canopy of leaves from the tree. So this is multiple shots …
  31. Giant Kite In The Sky 21st May 2014 - Another shot from the recent kite festival. This has to be one of the largest kites I’ve ever seen. Probably more 100ft with those tails on. …
  32. Beach Sunset Panorama 20th May 2014 - This evenings sunset in a little bay, that’s a very good spot for photographing sunsets. Six landscape shots, moulded together with tender loving care and Photoshop …
  33. Evening Tree Canopy-Orama 20th May 2014 - My girlfriend pointed out a bee’s nest, for it’s honey content. Unfortunately with my iPhone it was too small to photograph, but when I looked up …
  34. Kite Flying Day 20th May 2014 - A local kite festival had plenty of interest, especially all the kids making their own kites. Being the hottest day of the year so far (in …
  35. Frayed Nylon Drift Rope Close-up 20th May 2014 - I came across a piece of what I’m calling drift-rope. I thought it might make a nice pattern at least for a background, and actually it’s …
  36. Durians 20th May 2014 - Durian is a tropical fruit, which in my opinion tastes pretty good. It’s not cheap either. However it does smell quite fowl, I guess a rotten …
  37. Overcast sunset 20th May 2014 - Been a while since we had clear enough skies for a good sunset. Recent ones have had clouds on the horizon completely blocking any sun. Here’s …
  38. Ocean Sunset Panorama 19th May 2014 - Very calm waters this evening, which gives lovely reflection on the ocean … Nine photo joined with special Pritt-Stick magic in Photoshop … Enjoy 😀   …
  39. Millions Of Sky Lanterns – Beach Night Pano 19th May 2014 - Taken last year during Loy Catong festival on the beach … Millions of sky lanterns being sent skyward by revellers … Enjoy 😀 Photos (c) Don …
  40. Stormy Sparkler Balcony Sunset 18th May 2014 - This has got to be the exception, absolutely stunning sunset off of my balcony prior to going out to beach … It’s a sparkler because the …
  41. My “Tripod” 18th May 2014 - Well actually it’s more like a bipod than a tripod, but who’s counting … this appeared on the beach a couple of weeks back, makes an …
  42. Fruit Guy 18th May 2014 - My friend Suz introduced me to the term “photobomber” … this guy wasn’t exactly a photobomber, subtly let me know he wanted his photo taken … …
  43. Lottery Stall 18th May 2014 - Actually quite a lot going on in this photo ! Gold/diamond shop behind, lottery sellers in the foreground, fruit and vegetable sellers on the right, couple …
  44. Beach Slipway Sunset 17th May 2014 - This was this evening’s sunset here in Thailand … utterly breathtaking sunsets the last few days, this one no exception …   Taken in Thailand (c) …
  45. Fruit Stall 2 17th May 2014 - I did a little inventory of the fruits I know – limes, grapes, rose apples, apples, lychees, mangostene, mango, banana, water melon, pineapple, papaya … there’s …
  46. Ocean Sunset Panorama Wide 16th May 2014 - This is seven portrait shots spot welded together using Photoshop Photomerge …  It’s so wide because the sunset this evening was split into two parts … …
  47. Street Food 3 16th May 2014 - This lady is selling and cooking meats and fish … Enjoy 🙂   Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma
  48. Making A New Watering Hole 16th May 2014 - Caught this elephant with it’s pants down trying to make a new oasis on the dusty ground. You won’t catch me drinking from it though.
  49. Sunbathing Feline 16th May 2014 - This cat likes sunbathing on the roof of cars … I have a suspicion he’s a boy cat as he didn’t run off when I was …
  50. Beach Sunset Panorama … Goodnight From Don Charisma 16th May 2014 - It’s my TTFN sunset, it’s traditional on DC.org … God and Photoshop conspired to produce a beautiful sunset, so it’s goodnight from me and goodnight from him … if you’re British you might get that ,,, pissed, yes I still …
  51. Break From The Norm – Party Yay ! 15th May 2014 - I’m a good hearted fella most of the time, sometimes it’s time to depart to the disco for some different colours … If I said I still drunk, a lot, then probably you wouldn[#t believe me, but I am ! …
  52. Fruit Stall 15th May 2014 - Fruits galore, some tropical, some “ordinary” … Mangoes, apples, bananas, young coconuts, limes, durian, pineapples … oh, the pineapples, wow, just mind blowingly ripe and sweet …
  53. Flower And Garland Stall 15th May 2014 - Hand made floral garlands … red roses … this is how they do it Thai style … Enjoy 🙂   Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma
  54. Beach Scene 15th May 2014 - Snapped this one last year … “look behind you !” … normally I’m shooting over the water at a sunset, so a different angle. Enjoy 😀 …
  55. Party, Party, Party – Sky Lanterns And Fireworks 15th May 2014 - I took this last year at Thailand’s Loy Catong festival … Beer, partying, sky lanterns and fireworks … what a mix, beach full of revellers … …
  56. Dear Nikon Camera Corporation 15th May 2014 - Dear Nikon, I know you guys are avid readers of my blog, and love my sunset photos. I also know you’re wondering why I’m taking photos using my iPhone as opposed to one of your excellent cameras. A very good …
  57. Father And Son Beach Fishermen Sunset – For Brian 15th May 2014 - This one’s dedicated to my friend Brian back in London. He’s asked me to keep the photos coming, at what’s a challenging time – so here they are, …
  58. Street Food 2 14th May 2014 - This kind of “cart” is typical of street food in Thailand, they sell a lot of food from these mobile kitchens ! It’s the push-by-hand version, other …
  59. Red And Yellow Flower 14th May 2014 - No idea what this plant is called, but it’s flower is just awesome, red and yellow. I was on my way out this morning and spotted …
  60. Street Food 14th May 2014 - Thai markets and street food are a bit eclectic … I don’t know what these ladies are cooking, but this is what a street food stall …
  61. Stormy Skies Over The Ocean 14th May 2014 - Usually when the sun is setting my camera is pointing a full 90 degrees clockwise away from here … but the stormy sky here was actually …
  62. Beach Sunset Panorama 13th May 2014 - Some very nice sunsets over the past couple of weeks, everyday I different sight 😀 Six portrait shots coupled together in Photoshop. Enjoy 🙂   Taken in …
  63. Palm Tree Lights 13th May 2014 - I like the way the light from the LEDs on the palms reflects off of the stone floor, so I photographed it … Enjoy 😀   …
  64. TV Sunset 13th May 2014 - I have no clue what this TV tube was doing on the beach … I try not to miss a photo op, so here’s TV sunset ! …
  65. Shells 13th May 2014 - Shells attached themselves to a bit of driftwood … not the most sensible of homes, as it’s now on the beach ! Enjoy 🙂   Taken …
  66. Balcony Daytime Sky 13th May 2014 - It’s a recent sky photo off my own balcony … Enjoy 🙂   Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma
  67. Ocean Sunset Panorama 13th May 2014 - Ocean sunset panorama … yay ! Six portrait shots welded in Photoshop. Enjoy 🙂 Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma
  68. Sky Lanterns And Fireworks 12th May 2014 - Who doesn’t like fireworks … or sky lanterns ? Boring people ? Enjoy 😀 Photos (c) Don Charisma 2013, taken in Thailand
  69. Extra Long Zebra 12th May 2014 - Not possible, how long is that Zebra ?   Photo courtesy morgueFile.com
  70. Ducklings … YAY ! 12th May 2014 - Ducklings … yay ! Photo courtesy morgueFile.com
  71. Mirror Ship 12th May 2014 - I found this on a sign for an apartment complex, I really like the colours and the effect. We will soon be putting our photos on sale via our online …
  72. Giant Arrow Sunset 11th May 2014 - Here’s a panorama shot blended together in Hugin from 5 portrait shots. The clouds were arranged to give an unusual arrow sunset effect. Quite magnificent. Taken …
  73. Bands At Sunset 10th May 2014 - This is an interesting sunset photo I took showing four distinct bands – Ground, Sunset, Clouds, Last of the Blue Sky. You will need to see …
  74. Ocean Sunset Panorama – “Bruce Lee-Orama” 8th May 2014 - Archives again today, this was taken last year – it’s a fondue of six portrait photos blended over a gentle flame. Fondue technology courtesy Microsoft ICE. It’s …
  75. Kittens II – “Three Stooges-Orama” 8th May 2014 - Saving some of my time and filling the kitten void for my readers, here’s kittens II. It’s a “Three Stooges-Orama”, because there’s 3 of them … …
  76. Waiting For the Sunrise 8th May 2014 - Two generations waiting on the beach, watching the early morning sunrise. Something rather calming and almost spiritual about this photo. I wonder what they are thinking …
  77. Ocean Sunset Panorama – “Christina Aguilera-Orama” 7th May 2014 - This one taken last year, so digging up from the charisma-archives … Seem welded like a master craftsman in Photoshop are 12 portrait photos … It’s …
  78. Kittens – “Britney Spears-Orama” 7th May 2014 - One of my readers jokingly told me off for my “stock photos of kittens” reference. So … Here’s the stock kittens that I like – you’d …
  79. “Camera Purchase Nikon 1 J” – Don Charisma’s Opinion 7th May 2014 - I can’t promise I’ll take any advice given so please bear that in mind prior to commenting, it’s an gathering of ideas. I’m considering purchasing a new camera. My iPhone 4s produces some lovely photos, which I’m pretty happy with. …
  80. Field Of Buttercups 7th May 2014 - Sometimes waiting for the sun to set means you have time to take photos of your surroundings. Here’s a lovely bunch of buttercups growing wild in …
  81. Calm Ocean Sunset – “Mel Gibson-Orama” 6th May 2014 - No wind this evening in Thailand, hence no waves … It’s the bluest I’ve seen the water, ever, so I’m assuming that the waves must stir …
  82. Breakfast – “Mickey Mouse-Orama” 6th May 2014 - Not my usual style, but I’m told variety is the spice of life, and I’ve never blogged my breakfast before. Here in Thailand I can get …
  83. Huge Sky Beach Sunset Panorama – “Lenny Kravitz-Orama” 5th May 2014 - Nine photos joined together by a special distillation process, to form a very large sky. It’s a “Lenny Kravitz-Orama” because I often listen to Lenny when I’m …
  84. Lens Flare Balcony Sunset – “Lionel Blair-Orama” 5th May 2014 - Got this one off of my balcony the other evening … I have no idea how one get’s a lens flare like this, but it looks …
  85. What’s Up Puddy Cat? 5th May 2014 - Caught this lovely cat eyeing me up. It was after something in the bush – bird or mouse? – but it’s pal didn’t want to come …
  86. Balcony Sunrise – “Bill Gates-Orama” 5th May 2014 - Rare I know for me to be taking photos at sunrise, does happen! I’ve no idea how I managed to get the exact light conditions for …
  87. Sunset Challenge Results 5th May 2014 - The deadline has passed for our Bank Holiday Weekend Sunset Challenge, so it’s too late for any more entrants in this first sunset challenge. We have …
  88. Thai Sculptures – “Hugh Hefner-Orama” 4th May 2014 - I photographed these outside a hotel. They are fairly striking even by Thai standards ! It’s a “Hugh Hefner-Orama”, you can make a tenuous connection if …
  89. Caught In Mid Flight 4th May 2014 - This is my first spot of bird photography. I have no idea what the bird is – I’m sure a birdwatcher would be able to identify …
  90. Music To Listen To As The Sun Sets 4th May 2014 - In the build up to my sunset photo challenge, I thought I would share one of my favourite tracks at the moment. I just love the lyrics, especially when he gets to the bridge – When the sun will set …
  91. Once Upon A Time In Youghal 3rd May 2014 - 60 years ago, a film crew, host of A-list hollywood stars such as Gregory Peck, descended on a sleepy Irish town called Youghal. The reason was …
  92. Graveyard For Trees 3rd May 2014 - Everything dies eventually, and here’s where they put the dead trees. A few stumps are all that’s left of these magnificent specimens. Perhaps these are meant …
  93. Slipway Ocean Sunset Panorama – “Angelina Jolie-Orama” 2nd May 2014 - This is one of last year late in the evening sunsets, I really lovely yellows and blues and the dark tones … the light on the …
  94. Thai Beach Boy Sunset – “Alicia Keys-Orama” 2nd May 2014 - This little Thai boy was determined to get in my photos, so he’s now also a famous Thai boy … When I’m shooting sunsets I the …
  95. Boats On Calm Water 2nd May 2014 - Ocean water doesn’t get much stiller than this. Hardly a ripple to be seen – just what you’d expect from a sleepy seaside town in Ireland. …
  96. May Day Beach Sunset – “Brian May-Orama” 2nd May 2014 - Taken today as part of Danny’s sunset challenge, one of 451 photos taken this evening. As per Danny’s instructions, no Photoshop apart from minor contrast/brightness adjustment. …
  97. Another Storm Is Coming 1st May 2014 - Actually this was taken on the same day as A Storm Is Coming, but with a slightly different exposure to brighten up the sky. I prefer …
  98. A Storm Is Coming 1st May 2014 - Stormy looking clouds on the horizon giving another spectacular sunset. Given in regular and panoramic style. The panoramic is 3 times wider than the regular photo, …
  99. Al Fresco Buffet With Lanterns – Loy Catong Festival – “Rihanna-orama” 1st May 2014 - Taken during last year’s Loy Catong festival in Thailand in November. Al fresco buffet with lovely coloured lanterns 🙂 “Rihanna-orama” because – tenuous connections welcomed ! … …
  100. Beach Slipway Boaty Sunset Panorama – “Gwen Stefani-Orama” 1st May 2014 - This one’s six portrait shots sewn together by the loving hands of Gwen who I’m reliable informed by a site on the internet, that she sews … That’s why I’m calling it a “Gwen Stefani-Orama” … if you look closely you can see …