• Members 655 posts
    Nov. 17, 2023, 5 p.m.

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting . Sorry to read about your dog .. Locally where I walk there are frequent dog walkers and as a result they often make into these pictures … sometimes alone …

    Thanks for commenting … The PP incorporates a few Affinity tools but is mostly based about an old plug-in from Topaz that is no longer available unless you already had bought it … Not sure the tool used there is available in any of the later TOPAZ software. It basically allows me to control the large and fine detail of the file that gives the results shown ...

    Thanks for stopping by and the comment, Roel …. I think my comment to Linda is all I have to say about the picture or the processing … As to how these discussion go on .. I try to not include pictures with my response unless they contribute to the conversation.. As to keeping up with any conversation - that can become difficult and time consuming once these threads get longer than two pages and I often neglect to comment as a result hoping a “like” tells the story … For this site I thought the way “Weekly” used the forum as the tread was better as it kept the conversations about each picture together …. It usually didn't work with “C&C” as this thread tends to keep the tribe closer together and “Weekly ultimately moved back to DPR for the same reason, apparently … And, now, of course, with the reworking of the forums that is no longer a desirable solution either ..

    But then again I never know if anyone reads any of this so ..


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    Nov. 19, 2023, 3:44 a.m.

    Apologies. Time is a problem for me this week. It is unlikely that I will get to post responses this week.
    Regards all.

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    Nov. 19, 2023, 1:18 p.m.

    It depends on what you mean by civilization. Yulara is a purpose built tourist town to service Uluru. There is approx 25km between them. Population of Yulara varies seasonally. Staff plus tourists - maybe 2000 people. The closest city is 500km away. Alice Springs. Population. 31000. After that we took over 1000km between Yulara and towns of any size. Yulara has an airport that can handle international flights. Most visitors stay 2-3 days ie, turn over rate is very high.
    There is an indigenous community of about 300 people who live in a township close to Uluru but closed off to visitors.
    The area around Yulara is technically desert but it isn't barren sand country, although there are areas of sand dunes. There are lots of plants, trees and grasses and the area can be flooded. The plants have adapted to deal with twenty year droughts and high salt levels in the soils.

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    Nov. 19, 2023, 4:20 p.m.
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    Nov. 19, 2023, 6:19 p.m.


    It seems to me that this photo of this woman is a self-portrait (that is you! isn't). In any case, I have to say that I consider your photos to be among the most creative that I have found here and SimpleJoy who has a different approach of course.



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    Nov. 20, 2023, 9:45 p.m.
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    Nov. 21, 2023, 2:50 p.m.

    hmmmm, sort of rather minimalist ;-)

  • Members 835 posts
    Nov. 21, 2023, 5:51 p.m.

    checks under the skirt Nope, still dangling a bit too much.

    "The Sound in my Ear."


    JPG, 1.5 MB, uploaded by OpenCube on Nov. 21, 2023.