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Uh-oh

I received this photo in an email that was flying around yesterday.  The photographer had gone outside to capture images of the storm and was unaware of what else was out there until it was illuminated by a flash of lightning.  Can you imagine?!….

Tornado and Lightning

Taken 2 April 2009, Lariat Sandrdge Energy South of Ft. Stockton, Texas

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The heebie geebies

Director Tim Burton is currently applying his considerable talents to Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ – due for release in March 2010.  I actually always found this a rather unsettling story as a child, which is why I’m not a hundred percent sure that I will be rushing out to see this film.  Having had a look at the character and set stills displayed on the IMDb site, it looks as though Tim Burton’s imagination has run rampant again, producing an amazing result … but one which may just give me the heebie geebies.

Alice in Wonderland

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Top o' the world

Ever wanted to know what the views look like at the top of Mount Everest?  Well, they’re every bit as wonderful as you might imagine.  I had forgotten about this site until I visited my Stumbleupon account today for the first time in about 18 months.  You may well have seen this already.  If not, go visit.  There are loads of beautiful 360 degree panoramas from all over the world so if Everest doesn’t float your boat this a.m., pick something else!  

http://www.panoramas.dk/fullscreen2/full22.html

Everest in the frame

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Right place?

As an amateur who loves photography I marvel at the photos of professionals.  When I capture a good shot I’m aware of my own good fortune because the truth is that in the greater scheme of things I still don’t have a clue what I’m really doing.

I enjoy occasionally visiting the Reuters site because there – well there is some truly great photography. 

This photo caught my eye…..  Planned?  Or just that glorious moment of being in  the right place and pressing that shutter butter at just the right time.  Whatever.  It’s just a great shot, one to make you smile.

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Austria’s Gregor Schlierenzauer takes off the ski jump during the third event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, January 4, 2009.

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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