Looking at – and seeing – the world
Excellent high level pictures! Impressive really!
Frédéric, thank you very much! And thank you too for following my blog today – I hope you’ll continue to enjoy my images. Adrian
An excellent and diverse portfolio Adrian, we’ll be back.
Thank you very much >>> good to make contact with you today! Diversity is what I try for – not becoming stuck in a rut! Thank you again. Adrian
Well this is an inspiring set. I agree with Laura, that these are National Geographic material.
Well, thank you – and thank you very much too for Liking so many of my photos today – very much appreciated! Adrian
I love the photo of the spider! So cool.
Thanks, Sarah, I’m very glad you like it! In actual fact it isn’t a spider, its a Solifugid – a rather more terrifying and aggressive beastie! Thanks for stopping by! Adrian
I love your work!!! It resemble the feeling of fine art paintings
Nikolay, thank you very much indeed, I very much appreciate your words! Adrian
Wonderful photography. Glad I happened upon you.
Thank you very much indeed – and thank you too for following my blog – I hope you’ll continue to enjoy my pictures! Adrian
Some really nice Photos.
Thank you, much appreciated! Good photos on your blog too! Adrian
Hello I wanted to use a picture of Mr Cunningham Van Someren in my father (Dorian Rocco)’s autobiography (he lives in Kenya and is 83), as he was a huge influence in his life.
I would be happy to reference yourself and your blog.
Hello, VR! Yes of course you can use my photo of Chum – he and I did some birdwatching together, notably in Kakamega Forest, where this shot was taken, and I knew him quite well.
Reference to myself and the blog will be great.
I can send you a full quality jpeg, as the photos on the blog are far from top quality. If you can send me an email at email@example.com , which is this blog’s email address, I’ll send you the jpeg by return. Adrian
Thanks, Efrata, good to hear from you! Adrian
this is a very beautiful collection.
Thank you, ShimonZ, I’m glad you like them! Adrian
Thanks, kiteplayer3, I appreciate that! Hope to see you around! Adrian
Your welcome, I will, since i am really looking for cool blogs!
Excellent – thanks! In fact I see you’re following my blog now – thanks for that too! Adrian
Wow very impressive. You have a mature eye, very substantive material.
Thank you, ligh4043, I appreciate that! Adrian
Wonderful shots. Love your abtract work. Colours und structure can be really emotional.
Thank you very much, meullerssicht, much appreciated! Adrian
wow! Fantastic photos!
Thanks, Sonali – and I look forward to seeing more of your work from here on. Adrian
O . M . G. … what else is there to say. These are National Geographic good.
Laura, that’s very kind of you – thank you! Adrian
A diverse collection. I think your strength is with the minimalist and B+W images. Great design eye. I like your work.
Thanks very much, jmn, I appreciate that! Adrian
Wow! Beautiful shots, very impressive
Thanks, Tania, glad you like them! Adrian
Gorgeousness in the extreme…
Thank you, Helen – lots of eye-catchers on this front page, to pull viewers in! Adrian
My jaw was just dropping the whole time I was scrolling down this page, after each time I said “WHOA!” “WHOA!” “WHOA!” (moving to the next image, my mind blown by how fabulous the previous one was.) Your photographs are spectacular. I am so thrilled to find your blog.
Don’t know exactly how to address you, but thank you very much, Lemony, glad you like the images! Adrian
Only one word for these… Class !
Helen, thank you very much indeed! I’ve enjoyed your blogs. Adrian
Great stuff, Adrian. You’ve got a great eye. I especially like the b/w trees and the sepia boats. Nice to meet you!
Thank you, Sandra, nice to meet you too! Adrian
Awesome variety! http://eccentric99.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/adl333x.jpg That is my favorite!
I like the Cathedral and the African Family the Most!! These are the kind of pics that I try to shoot!! Thanks for Sharing!!
Thank you for your kind words, Bob! Adrian
great collection, plenty to look at:-)
Many thanks, Rudolf! Adrian
At first glance I must say I love almost every pic … with the exception of the arachnid close up, but that’s just my problem.
Very inspiring images, clean and short, sweet stories. Thank you for sharing
Mazimages, thank you very much for your kind comment – and for subscribing >>> hope I can produce more pictures that you like! FATman
very inspiring pics!
Thanks, xandimusic! FATman
A very inspiring collection of photographs. Thanks for sharing.
Otto, thank you very much. I’ve just had a look at your blog and I like your pictures. Do have a look at some of my posts, as well as this front page, if you have time. Thanks again. Adrian
Nice photos! I am drawn to two photos – the lioness and the branch with flowers. Those are stunning.
Thank you for those kind words, Fergiemoto – glad you liked the photos! FATman
Brilliant!!!!!!! Really great thing Wai’s dad. Oh no, now everyone knows I know Wai and your Wai’s dad, hence I know you, hence I’m biased!
Well done, Humphreys No. 1 …. whoever you are …. well done, lad ….. lad who earns …. substantially more than I do and … no … that’s not a source of VAST IRRITATION! because I only ever think about it when I need to ….. stop myself SCREAMING … and then I start …. SCREAMING ….. all over again … but well done, lad, well done … quick … nurse! … clean underwear! …. HUMPHREYS NO. 1′S DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!###########236rqw47t34;’.,
The thing I’m most trying to earn is parole. Nurse!
you know it’s very hard to find your latest post with your blog structure right now…lol.
I thought I’d find your comment down here, Fiona. Even if “lol” is you pulling my leg >>> I’ll explain >>> this front page has an array of photos on it that hasn’t changed for sometime. I rarely add anything to it. The new posts are in the sidebar – but I bet you already knew that, but I thought to say it anyway…. NotThinMAN
Beautiful pics except for the spider – eeeekkkk!
tdashfield, I know just what you mean about spiders, but here’s a hint >>> get curious about them – maybe try to photograph them – and much of your fear goes. I don’t know about spiders where you are, but the ones here in the UK are far more afraid of us than we are of them. And we had a magical moment recently – a large House Spider came out in our living room, so I got down to it and prodded it a bit (just trying to prove to my wife that I’m courageous you understand), and the brute (no, the spider, not my …) ran away across a sheet of paper and, in the silence, we actually heard its footfalls on the A4 sheet! We’ve heard a spider running! Wonderful! Thanks for your kind words – ‘beautiful’ is what I often aim at. FATman
Not ever happening! LOL We have spiders that will do you serious damage here like Black Widows and Brown Recluses. Spider feet make noise? Who knew! But that had to have been a cool moment.
Your pictures are very powerful…out of this world amazing! I love all. The lioness, it presents such a strong feeling to me. The Maasai woman and Hawaiian goose is definitely a natural beauty. The villagers is Siaya speaks peace and contentment to me. Love it all.
Rannie, thank you for saying these good things about my pictures – there’s no reason why you can’t produce images like these >>> and to start with >>> and you know what I’m going to say >>> get in close and crop tight!!! The only things in the picture should be those things that you want to be there – and you can crop out unwanted things both when you take the shot, and when working on it on your PC. Thanks again for your thoughts. FATman
You’re most welcome. I follow your advise on get close&crop tightly as that’s what im comfortable with. Im practicing to hold camera tightly too….my hands are still shaky & the results often blurred I love also the way you captured the details…even face wrinkles or skin texture I found it very naturally beautiful.
Rannie, if you’re having trouble with camera shake, try to brace yourself against something when you take pictures, and get your elbows pressed in to the sides of your body to help give a rigid framework that holds the camera steady. Remember the rule of thumb – if you’re using a 75mm lens for example, the minimum shutter speed at which you can handhold the camera is 1/75th of a second; also use stabilisation if your camera or lenses have it. And don’t forget tripods, though mostly I hate them! Hope this helps. FATman
Pictures that most appealing to me: the one below the lying lion — is that a table cloth and the rim of glasses? whatever they are, love it! The pics with colors lines, and the water reflection of tree, oh I have to do something about water reflection. The nude, and of course, the last one with those white shapes making up circles… Thanks.
wholefraction – thanks for saying such good things about my photography! The picture that you are talking about I think is the one with a blue tint: taken in a cafe, it shows the tops of wine glasses on our table, and behind them are folded table napkins – some people have said that this makes some extraordinary out of something ordinary – which is very pleasing – if only I could do that with every shot! The last photo is a manhole cover. Thanks again. FATman
Yes, that’s it. The blue tinted photo of folded table napkins and wine glasses. Thanks for describing what they are.
excellent work – especially love the yellow tree, the green wavy lines and the napkins!
Sheila – thank you! Yes, the napkins, I’m very pleased with that too, its so good to feel that I’ve made something out of nothing, or then again shown something ordinary in a non-ordinary way. Adrian
great stuff indeed, gonna tweet this:-)))
Rudolf – thanks very much! FATman
these are great shots. gonna tweet this:-)))
Really impressive blog and photos Dr Eccentric! Great work, keep it up. So glad you put a blog together, its a great way to share you wonderful photography with lots of people far and wide. I have subscribed! Nao x
EXCELLENT! Thanks very much, Nao! Posts on the Somerset Levels are taking shape – starting to publish soon I hope. The FATman!
Very impressive Adrian. I hope that lots of people get to view & appreciate your lovely shots x
Rachel – thank you very much, its very nice of you to say that. Pop in a have a look now and again, as I’m trying to keep adding new bits. The FATman!
Yes, you’ll do! Great to hear from you – with the speed of your reply, and many other things, the world feels very small – they even sell large Tuskers in our local supermarket! I’ll try and stifle the hairy noses – perhaps its a masochistic streak, ugly pictures of myself…
you never used to look like that, though you were never an oil painting. keep up the good work.
well – you need some comment from outside the family. Will I do? Great idea, well done, keep it up. less of the hairy noses and more of the good looking folks, and the birds please…..
Thanks, but now the whole world knows I’m your dad and hence you’re biassed! xxx
Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry about the delay but glad I finally got to see it!! Really great thing dad. xx well done. xxxx
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