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Aimee C. Eisaman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/13/2007
 

Phello Photographers Club-Travel


Travel - Capture an image that depicts “Travel”. It could be a unique image at the airport, in a taxi, or of your bags, it’s up to you.


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9/28/2011 4:26:31 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006
 
 
 
Jeff had reminded me of these origami birds which adorn the walls and ceilings along the way to the A gates at DIA. On my way home I tried to capture a glimpse of them -- not easy to do considering that to get close you have to be on a moving walkway.

Anyway here is the story of these 10,000 cranes:

"Shadow Happy" by Brianna Martray softly enhances a pathway to Concourse A with the addition of 10,000 tiny origami birds folded from pages of a novel written by the artist, appear ready for individual flight. The birds are gently intertwined with elegant glass circles that glisten and shine as the sun rises and sets over the bridge. Both the birds and glass circles have a story to tell.

Artist Statement:
SELF: (Folded paper cranes) Once upon a time, I wrote a novel. I took me eight years and upon completion a New York City Literary Agent asked for a copy. I reread it again, decided it wasn’t good enough and never sent it. In 2006, I started folding the stacks of manuscript pages lying around my house into origami cranes. Fast forward to the summer of 2010 when both my computer and my back up hard drive are stolen and the only finished copy of my novel lives in 10,000 folder paper cranes, the shadow of thousands of hours of work, the history of my creative journey, remnants of a former self.


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10/5/2011 10:04:30 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006
 
 
 
It's in the middle of the day, I'm NOT tired and still I got double images. Sorry, guys! So...since I find myself back here apologizing, I am showing you two more, one that shows how they are attached and the other shows you the words of the artist's lost novel.


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10/5/2011 10:12:20 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2008
  Hey, I'm really glad you got to see these. I have had the opportunity to see these a couple of times, once very early in the morning as the sun was coming up and the shadows were really long and moving quickly. Pretty fascinating.


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10/5/2011 11:50:02 AM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/6/2008
  Very cool Debbie! I especially like the last 2 you posted.


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10/5/2011 12:34:08 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006
  Thanks Jeff and Teresa. I wished I had had a longer lens to get them up close. I could have gotten closer but on a moving walkway I didn't stand a chance of getting a focused shot.

Teresa - the blue one has a blue filter on it because the birds themselves are just on white paper and the time of day was not making them stand out. I love the story of the stolen manuscript and how the whole story is in all of these origami birds. Kind of sad, though.


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10/5/2011 1:51:28 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/6/2008
  I like the blue filter.


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10/5/2011 6:16:07 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/6/2008
 
 
 
My first (maybe only) travel shot . . .


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10/6/2011 7:30:58 PM

 
Jeanine M. Bailey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/26/2007
  Very cool images Debbie!! :)


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10/8/2011 7:03:20 AM

 
Jeanine M. Bailey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/26/2007
 
 
  Deb Traveling! :)
Deb Traveling! :)
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Here is my travel pic! Took it with my phone on the way home...I got a little phone camera happy on the way home....it was a long flight!!! :):)


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10/8/2011 7:04:20 AM

 
Michael Kelly
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  Waiting for a Flight in Reno
Waiting for a Flight in Reno
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Passing the time waiting for an airplane can be a little different in Nevada. This is the Reno airport on the way down to Vegas. Lots of slots in airport, grocery stores, chain stores, etc.


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10/8/2011 1:23:22 PM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/7/2008
 
 
  Hot Rod on the Strip
Hot Rod on the Strip
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I didn't put a lot of effort into this category, but here's one I did practicing some panning while waiting our turn at the Vegas sign...


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10/8/2011 3:06:21 PM

 
Michael Kelly
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  All are very good so far. Nice panning Tony! Sounds like Debbie was doing that too only she was moving and the subject was still.


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10/8/2011 3:13:13 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/6/2008
  Nice job Tony! Panning is difficult . . .


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10/8/2011 3:14:32 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006
  Ha, ha. I wish, Michael. I didn't dare get on that moving walkway to try getting closer to the origami birds. I just stood on terra firma and tried the best I could. Now Jeff probably would have laid down on the moving walkway, pointed his camera up at the origami and gotten a rock-solid shot.


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10/8/2011 3:20:45 PM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/7/2008
  Thanks Mike and Teresa....Jeff got an awesome panning shot of the lady that rode by us on her bike in the Valley...maybe he will put it on here...


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10/8/2011 4:29:11 PM

 
Jeanine M. Bailey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/26/2007
  Love your panning shot Tony!!!


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10/8/2011 4:50:18 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2008
 
 
  Cylclist
Cylclist

1/8 Sec - f/32 - ISO 320 - 78mm
Canon 1D Mk IV - Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS

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Here's my panning shot, Tony.


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10/8/2011 9:35:24 PM

 
Debbra Bailey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/9/2007
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  Debbie, love the birds! I really looked for something to shoot on my way TO Vegas, but just wasn't brave enough! There was an old couple sleeping together that I so should have shot, and WOULD have on the way home when I felt braver!

Bean - love the shot of my hands and coffee! lol

Nice panning shots guys - I thought of taking a pic of that girl on the bike, but wasn't quite quick enough!


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10/12/2011 5:53:34 PM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/7/2008
  Awesome Jeff! I think it has a dreamlike quality to it...


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10/12/2011 7:42:07 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/22/2008
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these are all are really great, I love the motion ones tony and jeff both are very nice. here's a few of mine I took all of these with my pocket camera not the best quality but easy access.


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10/18/2011 8:11:06 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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  I don't want  to walk
I don't want to walk
© Rita K. Connell
Panasonic Lumix 3
 
  on time
on time
© Rita K. Connell
Panasonic Lumix 3
 
  I have some place to be
I have some place to be
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  glad to finally get home
glad to finally get home
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let try again


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10/19/2011 6:54:27 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006
  Rita - I bet you are "Glad to Get Home". So am I. Got in last night. No more travel for three months. Time to catch up with hundreds of images... I really like the one of the girl in the boots on her way somewhere. The angle really makes it work.


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10/19/2011 8:04:33 AM

 
Rita K. Connell
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  thanks debbie still working out the kinks with the meds. but finally feel like looking through some of my images.


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10/19/2011 10:27:10 AM

 
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