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Old Sep 18, 2006, 7:06 PM   #1
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Here are a couple interesting shots.

Both were shot with Nikon D100, Sigma 28-70 f2.8 lens.

The first is an old and rather unusual representation of the US flag prior to Hawaii and Alaska becoming states. This is the 48-state American flag done as a rock mosaic. This was taken at the Pederson Rock Garden near Bend, Oregon. This is a miniature world created entirely out of rocks cemented to a form. It includes buildings, bridges, ponds, lighthouses, etc. It is primarily the work of one man, a life's work, I might add. The man who created this garden is now dead and his family are doing their best to maintain it, although is is deteriorating.

1/350th at f10, ISO 200

The second shot shows some brightly colored banners on a fishing pier on the Oregon Coast near Garibaldi.

1/160th at f6.3, ISO 200


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Old Sep 18, 2006, 11:31 PM   #2
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Very cool shots, Cal. The flag representation is very creative and Ihopeit will be preserved. As for the banners, they are indeed colorful!
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Old Sep 19, 2006, 12:49 PM   #3
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Cal, I am dazzledby the vividness of your first shot !

The secondpic. hasbanners with appealing colours indeed,which may have been even livelier on a bright day.
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Old Sep 19, 2006, 2:16 PM   #4
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Nice shots Cal...the first one is striking, especially with the history you have shared with us!

And of course, I love the colorful banners.
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