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Mocking Jay

Hey guys haven’t posted much at all recently but here’s a photo! Not my photo 😦 but a photo from the wonderful Ellie Symonds!

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There’s not to many other photos yet, but her work is brilliant and you have to see it! πŸ™‚
http://facebook.com/elliesymondsphotography
Hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

Frozen pond.

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More flare!

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Hey! Here’s the second in the edition of flare (I just made that up). This was surprisingly enough created the same day as the other photo I put up earlier!

Anyway hope you enjoy, and please comment the sort of photos you want to see next week! πŸ™‚

Flare!

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Sorry I didn’t post yesterday! I was out the whole day!
But don’t worry! Today I’m gonna post a photo now and one later!

This photo Is quite old but pretty cool, the red flare across the lens came up as I took the shot and it was awesome!

A forest path.

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Okay so today’s photo is not my favourite 😦 I took it in the same place as the grass photo and was trying to experiment by “cooling” the picture (which gives a more movie like feel) but it doesn’t seem to have came out too amazingly.. Oh well! Of course it does have some good points and after having a second look now I realise it does have some decent elements to it as well as a creepy aura!

If you think you might have a creepy photo that you want me to submit onto here feel free to contact me at snapsticle@gmail.com πŸ˜€

if you still have any ideas for next week’s photos, write it in the comment section below! πŸ™‚

Sunset ocean

Karina GΔ™dΕ‚ekHello Everyone! This is just a small post before I’m off to school!

This photo was taken by Karina GΔ™dΕ‚ek, who lives in Poland! πŸ™‚

If you have any photos of your own you’d like to be displayed on this blog, just email me at snapsticle@gmail.com
Anyway! Tell her what you think about it, because personally I think it’s fantastic!

A Patch of Grass on the Forest Path.

Grass.

Hey Everyone πŸ™‚ How was your day? Or how is your day going to be? – depending on where in the world you are right now! πŸ˜€ today’s image is a low angle macro of a patch of grass- I know, cool! :O

Of course the entire background of this photo is completely blurred out but it is in fact a long winding path through a forest.Β UnfortunatelyΒ that didn’t make the best photo so instead I crouched (well, tripped) to the ground and poised the camera ready for this low angle shot. While sometimes low angle shots can be focused on objects further back, the same rule of thumb applies: Always aim up or horizontal; when I was younger I always had it tilted slightly down and I always wondered why the shots looked so dull/plain! And that is the end of our lesson, night πŸ™‚

Oh Wait I was meant to ask: What theme do you want next week? Suggest some in the comments below and then I’ll continue to make a poll! πŸ™‚

Long road!

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Hey everyone! ;D isn’t today awesome? I mean apart from the fact there was meant to be snow here in England, and there wasn’t 😦 but still another day, another photo πŸ˜€

This photograph was taken further up the road from yesterday’s one and combines HDR with some subtle editing to give the trees a silhouette appearance πŸ™‚ hope you enjoy

p.s If anyone would like to display their photos on this blog I would be happy to give them credit if they simply email me with the photo or a link to the photo as well as any personal details eg. Name, country Etc πŸ™‚ the email is snapsticle@gmail.com

Signpost.

Public footpaths

 

The first picture of the new year! In fact the first picture in a while! But that doesn’t matter because we’re all back together and I have a tonne of new photographs to show you, from both me and many other people! This time they will be ten times as good as before!

Anyway about this picture: It appears to be a photograph of a signpost!

Of course it is much more interesting than that… Kinda!
Everyone, at some time in there life, is told to follow a path, or a goal, or a direction and when that time comes you must make a choice: To either listen and follow in the footsteps of others, and be safe and secure in where you are heading;
Or you can attempt to find your own direction, with all the risk and uncertainty to go along with it.
Whilst sometimes the first option can seem the easiest and safest, there is no guarantee that it will be the right path for you. You need to get off the beaten track and create a new path of your own: Your Path

I’m Back!

Hey Guys! After 2 months of nothing I’ve finally decided to get this old thing up and running again! It will be AWESOME! I hope everyone enjoys the new photos and there will be plenty more for you to contribute to to make this fun and exciting for all of us! πŸ˜€

If any of you have any photography of your own you want to get out there feel free to email me at snapsticle@gmail.com with any additional details you want to add eg. Title for pic, name, country! Thankyou and the first photographs will be up on Monday! πŸ˜‰

edit: If you want updates on when there’s a new post you can either subscribe Β to the RSS feed; follow the account on twitter, @snapsticle OR subscribe to the email notifications to your left πŸ˜‰ I mean right! :O

Remember

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Today is the day when we remember all those who have died for what they believed in. They will not be forgotten.

A Grim Light.

Hello! How are you? Great! Well here is the latest addition to the blog! I hope you like it! It’s a sorta weird snap of BasildonΒ centerΒ which has a certain depressing beauty to it! I mean the elegance of the statue as well as how monotone the whole photo appears with a few sparks of colour dashed here and there within the trees and in shining lights! Of course in real life Basildon has no sparks of colour in it! πŸ˜›

Anyway I hope you like it! And remember to vote for what theme you want next week on the previous post! πŸ˜€

The Life and Times of a Flower

 

Hey Everyone! I got a post for you! I took this around a week ago, back when these plants hadn’t been eaten by my cat which will seemingly eat anything, and I decided that this would be an amazing post to add to the collection! I hope you enjoy it!

Oh by the way, I forgot to make a poll on what you want next week on yesterdays post… So here it is!

Fireworks!

Okay so I scanned through all my snaps of Guy Fawkes night and there were some truly weird and wonderful photos! Out of all of them i discovered these three which I took in rapid succession and displayed this snaptacular view of the fireworks going off with a bang! On a completely unrelated note, what […]

Flaming twigs

 

I’m Back! again… sorry about that :O But anyway last night was bonfire night in England so I thought, “why not take a picture of a Β bonfire?”

This was the result! I tried taking some better ones as well as some snaps of Β a fireworks… But unfortunately I was so cold by the that time that most of my photos were rubbish! Of course if I find a good one, I’ll post it tonight! πŸ˜‰

The Shining Lights Of London.

Hello! Sorry for not posting yesterday and the day before 😦 There were some complications with the London thing and I had to get home early and it was difficult, and confusing and tiring. But I’ve finally got a computer back and so I can post again and here is another photo of later on in the day in London πŸ™‚ I took this just after going to a very nice Chinese Restaurant called “Hong Kong Buffet” which had been visited by Gok Wan! (My sister went mad over that) But anyway this place is amazing for photos and cheap food!

Bright Lights!

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Ahh! I’m back in London! This time I’m stuck further east, over in Whitechapel in a tiny hotel room πŸ˜€ what a perfect opportunity to take some snaptacular shots! πŸ™‚

I headed off to Leicester Square as soon as we put I bags down! There were some amazing views, especially as it got later! (not to mention the amazing food at china town!)

This photo is just one of the snaps I caught of the area as it neared a cold 5:00! The lights switched on and the city was still buzzing with life! Perfect!

Anyway it’s nearly midnight here (5 minutes!) and I have no way to access my good camera do you’ll just have to deal with this πŸ™‚ goodnight! I’ll be posting some better ones soon πŸ˜‰

Defining a Life.

So this picture was a bit of an experiment/project as well as a piece of photography! πŸ™‚ It is supposed to be the objects that represent my sisters life at the moment! From the statuette cat that shows her artistic as well as cat like side, to the Foster The People Album that she listens to all the time πŸ˜‰ To me it looks almost dream-like with the glittering background and the flare in the foreground!

Sitting on the grassy Hillside!

Today’s photo is of my friend (well sister’s friend) Sitting down at the country park not too far from my park! πŸ™‚

I’ve lived in the same place all my life and I only learnt about this place around a year ago! It’s around five times bigger than the other one (I have some photos of a lake, that’s the park) and It’s much more natural and you can actually see the difference throughout the year and it is massive! I am planning to start a photo-montage of the area where I take the same picture everyday for a year then merge it together till I have 365 days! πŸ˜€ This will start on January the 1st!

Oh by the way, next weeks photos are of objects! Thanks for voting πŸ™‚

Multitasking.

 

Today’s photo is of my little brother! This snap really brings out how awesome his eyes are! I finally did a black and white by the way! Isn’t that amazing?

I called this photo multitasking because I took this whilst in the break of my gig! That’s right! I had a gig! Too bad it was at a primary school… and I was singing Camp Rock… Did I mention I can’t sing? Anyway, the end result was oneΒ embarrassedΒ photographer and one embarrassing photo πŸ˜€ Let’s see if my brother looks on the blog tonight! πŸ˜€

Twelve more Hours!

The poll for the theme next week is going to close at 23:00 tonight! so get voting! πŸ˜€

Sandy Feet.

Hello! How are you today(or night! ) My foot is finally getting better and from the looks of it I’ll be up and taking some more snaps in no time! (tomorrow hopefully)

Anyway, for now here is another image I took whilst in Cumbria of my sister wandering across a seemingly endless beach πŸ™‚ The one thing that doesn’t come across in this shot is that it was around 5 degreesΒ CelsiusΒ and we were fighting against a gale force wind! Oh, did I mention it was Summer? πŸ˜› Who doesn’t love Britain’s weather? Another weird thing in this snap is the small squiggly things all over the sand! You can see them in the foreground of the picture and it would be really cool if someone actually told me what they were! haha! anyway! have a good night! (or day, depending on when you read this and where you are! :P)

Edit: Hey! you know that competition I told all you guys about? (2 or 3 posts ago) Well I may have accidentally given you the wrong email address :O What can I say? It was late! Anyway I changed it to the right one, but in case you can’t be bothered to scroll down, here is the right address πŸ™‚ please send here as soon as possible! I’ll close this competition onΒ SaturdayΒ next week so get editing!

Birds are people too!

Once again I have toΒ apologiseΒ for not having an actual photograph featuring a person or part of a person! (unless you count birds as people) My ankle is preventing from going not much farther than the toilet! But I promise that by the weekend I will force myself, even if it kills me, to go out and take some more snaptacular shots of people!

This snap was taken whilst at a bird show in Schwarzwald and it was a stunning display! There were many more photos which I have, unfortunately, lost! Never mind though! This Photo clearly shows the elegance and power of these magnificent birds! There wingspan is massive! I wouldn’t want to annoy one of these!

Late night apologies!

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good evening everyone! Unfortunately I couldn’t actually post a photo relating to people today,because my ankle has just got worse and worse! Instead I give you a competition!

It’s simple! The person who can edit this to make it look the awesome-est gets to have their version posted up on the website as well as a shout out to anything they like (and own). Of course you can just do this for fun, or you may just want everyone to know what a good editor you are!

Anyway please send your entries to snapsticle@gmail.com πŸ™‚ Thank you and goodnight! πŸ˜€

Poll time!

Okay so there are two important question I need answered today!

1. What theme do you guys want next week?(don’t be afraid to answer other!)

2. What style do you prefer? (I know I asked before but just bumping it to the top)

Eye see you.

Do you get it? because “eye” do! Puns aside, these snaps were all taken some time within the week and, rather than just posting a whole album and having to figure out a whole new feature of the website, I decided to make one massive collage of some of the best! πŸ˜€

admittedly they are not all of the highest quality and the theme this week is humans so my cats eyes probably should be excluded, but I saw this as a unique way of displaying the snaps as well as also improving my knowledge on all the editing tools! Anyway, I hope you enjoy it! πŸ˜‰

New Day, New look!

I’ve decided to try out a new look for the blog! I hope you like it! Of course this is a perfect opportunity for a poll! So tell me what did you prefer, the old theme, or the new one???

Also just a quick announcement! This weeks theme is People! Wish me luck!

lakes, breaks and horrible insects.

Hola! Hey everyone, I’m alive! After two days of being to lazy to get out of bed, as my sister put it, I am back and ready to add some colour into your lives πŸ˜‰ The real reason I was inactive for these two days is because someone fell on my foot and I tore some of the muscles, tendons etc.. in my ankle! Luckily it’s healed quickly and I’ll be back on my feet in no time, literally πŸ˜€

This is another photo that I took at my local park, and although it might be a little over-saturated and has nothing in particular to do with autumn, it does have some very nice qualities and has in fact water contained with in! amazing! πŸ˜€

When I took this snaptacular shot I was out at the park with my friends and we had decided to stop and rest so we found this patch of grass by the lake and relaxed. By the time we got up we were all itching, so, looking at our clothes, we discover they had been invaded by a wave of little, tiny, disgusting insects! after a large ordeal with a lot of screaming involved we eventually cleaned them all out and came home, having lost our dignity and a perfectly good hat!

Aquamarine

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It’s sam’s sister posting today because Sam is too lazy. Here is a sea creature, I’m not sure what it is like a prawn or something? Sam’s just lying in bed itching his leg. I’m such a good sister. This photo was taken by Sam but I did the editing. I love the contrast in this photo! Well bye:) Squidge

Wandering through the sunrise.

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Don’t you just love that amazing feeling you get when you wake up on a weekend and you feel as free as a bird? All the stresses of the week simply disappear and you’re free to do what you will!

I certainly do! Last weekend I went out to the forest, had a walk, and took some spectacular photos! They were great! Too bad I fell In a lake shortly after… The cameras still functioning properly, but the memory failed and this is the one photo I recovered! Oh well! At least it’s clean! πŸ™‚

Lake on the side of a rock.

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Back to Cumbria, and as you can see it really “rocks” haha! Get it? Anyway I found this and I thought it really displayed a good contrast of focus! So here it is! Not much else to say!

Alpaca my bags!

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Due to a request from a friend I had no choice but to put this up πŸ™‚ a few months ago I woke up and spontaneously went to an Alpaca farm! As you can tell it was a very exciting day indeed πŸ˜‰ I left the farm with a far vaster knowledge of Alpacas, hair in my hands, and an egg that had been kindly donated to me by the farmer πŸ™‚

Water on the Window Pane

 

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the late post today! felt a little ill. 😦 Still that didn’t stop me posting today photo! This was taken whilst in the Black Forest or “Schwarzwald” in Germany! It was a terrific experience and had some beautiful views! unfortunately most of them beautiful views never made it to my computer and so are now gone forever, However I still have this one and I hope you Enjoy it πŸ˜€

Another Theme?

It’s a new week and the theme will be Autumn/Water but the question still remains: which theme do you want next week??? πŸ™‚

Fruit Tree.

Good morning everyone! How are you? Today is a new day, and with it comes a new theme! Autumn (and water)!

I’m not too sure whether this photo has the right quality to be on the blog but unfortunately I lost a lot of my photos recently, but I will tell that story later πŸ™‚ It was difficult choosing whether this was more a winter photo or an autumn photo… So I tinted it slightly brown and I said it was Autumn. πŸ˜‰

Shard in the sky.

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The final piece of the puzzle! This is the last photo under the London theme! Isn’t an amazing moment? Anyway this photo is a bit of an experiment as I tried using a new photo editing app, tell me what you think and remember to share this blog with your friends πŸ˜›

Brunette.

Today’s theme photo is going to be coming a little later, so whilst we wait, allow me to show you a portrait photo, which you have all been requesting! πŸ™‚ This snap was taken on the way to Ireland, of my cousin. Obviously, I didn’t ask her permission to post it on here and I don’t remember whether she was particularly ecstatic about the photo in the first place, so this will be a fun surprise for her! πŸ˜€

We have a tie!

The polls are closed! We have a result! It’s a tie! It looks like the next week will be a mix of water and autumnal based photos! πŸ™‚ hope you enjoy! I’m going to take some snaps! πŸ˜‰

Also I must advertise a close friend’s blog! It’s is extremely high quality and I hope you like it πŸ™‚ http://elfin_na.blog.me/

Old and New.

I don’t think my naming skills are that keen today, but I hope you like the picture! ;D This was taken as we were heading for the lost property of the DLR service in Poplar and I just thought what a stark contrast there was between the sky scraping buildings and the small, unkempt apartments less than a mile away. Of course I could go on about how it is not right that they leave the locals needs and wants out of the picture, but this is a photography blog, not a politics site! πŸ˜› so I hope you enjoy!

by the way, the poll for the theme next week closes at 1:00 today, so get voting! ;D

Platform woes…

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Ahh! Decided I would be extra generous today and post another picture! πŸ˜€ this one looks a bit ominous but, still I thought had an interesting undertone so here you go ;D

A Place in Stratford.

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Good morning followers! How are you? Today is going to be a quick post, but I hope you like it πŸ™‚

You asked me to give you a completely unedited version of a photo, so yesterday I went off to London to get some new photos, including this one πŸ™‚ although it is HDR, it has no form of edits on it. πŸ™‚

Rate That Photo!

Okay so these photos were taken by my friend Kuba Wysocki! It’s your choice to rate these two photos from 1-5 personally I think they are astonishing! but lets see what you think πŸ˜‰

Elephant in The Watch.

Sweet smell of Straw-grass.

Okay so tell me and him what you think of them and be nice, he also wanted me to put a link to his profile so take a look,Β http://www.interpals.net/respect_stormΒ πŸ™‚

Oh and While I’m writing Remember to vote on what theme you want next week for the photos! πŸ˜€

Millennium walk by the sun!

Ahhh the Millenium bridge! Always bustling with life and brimming with different cultures; To the north St. Paul’s Cathedral, an amazing piece of architecture and a beautiful building; to the south the Tate modern, a converted power plant that has some of the most famous pieces of modern art in the world held with in, not that modern art is particularly good πŸ˜› but that’s just my opinion.

This picture was a bit stop and go unfortunately which is why the HDR seems to have failed slightly! On another note, I’m going to London today, so tomorrow you should see some freshly taken snaps! πŸ˜‰

London’s Manhattan.

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Good morning! Today’s photo is a snap from canary wharf in Cabot square. The reason I called it ‘London’s Manhattan is because the whole area was made to look American and resemble the manhattan area of New york!

This photo is pretty strange, I took it and made it look like a sunny, bright day, but where I was it was pouring with rain! It just hadn’t spread to the canary wharf yet :O

Half a Millenia!

Okay so this Morning I saw that we have reached 500 views in total, and it’s only been 6 days! πŸ˜€
This is absolutely thrilling to me and it looks like it is going to grow only faster and faster!
This is what the hits stats look like right now-

So by the looks of it, this blog is going to be expanding extremely quickly! πŸ™‚ obviously this means that I will be dedicating more time to to the blog which is good for everyone. Of course this still isn’t enough for me! It would be great if you went and told family and friends about this new blog, and I will be truly appreciative.

Here is also a reminder to vote for what theme you want of photography next week πŸ™‚

It Was a Bright, Cold Day in April

Who likes the creepy reference? Well even if you don’t you can hopefully enjoy this photograph taken a while back. I don’t remember the exact time though, and, to be honest, I’m pretty sure this wasn’t taken in April :O

The main reason I chose this picture and not anything else is down to the small bush on the bottom right of the photo. Apart from it helping the composition, it is pretty peculiar to see any sorts of vegetation on the side of the Thames!

Photo vs Photo! Lake District…

Okay, so I decided this would be a fun addition to the blog! Basically you vote on the poll which photo you prefer, and then we find out!

Our First contestant- Autumn Lakes.

And our second contestant- Winter creeks…

You decide!

A black telephone box!

London! Wow! What a place! It has everything in it! from Sky-scraping Skyscrapers to cheap Chinese restaurants, London has everything! One of my favourite places is St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Millenium Bridge and the area around the Tate Museum. There are some stunning views and many vantage points to take interesting photos of the bus-tling city(see what I did there?)

Anyhow this picture was one of the luckiest snaps I ever took! I wasn’t looking, I pointed it at moving traffic, and HDR had been left on. It should have been a blur, but somehow I took this πŸ™‚ probably the most surreal, photo I’ve taken, but it is definitely a cool one πŸ˜‰

Best laid plans…

Okay, so this is the plan for my website from here on in, thanks to your suggestions this website has dramatically improved since it was established 4 days ago… Ahh, feels like yesterday! Anyway, it’s definitely going to be on the up and up!

One suggestion, that I was given was to every week give you the vote for a theme for the following weeks photos! I thought this was a brilliant Idea so from here on in I will be having a poll for the next week’s photo’s themes! This week it’ll be London, since there’s no time to vote, and I have pictures to spare, but On his post will also be a poll for what theme you wanted next week! If you want any others to be voted upon, just add it to the poll and it’ll be seen πŸ™‚

On another note, the basics of the site is that, at least once a day a photograph will be posted by me, but on top of that I might also display fan work, ie. If you want me to post some of your photography just get in contact through either the facebook page, twitter page or the email account, snapsticle@gmail.com.
of course it doesn’t have to just be pictures! It could be paintings, or just your views on the site πŸ™‚
If I find I have to many photos, I will also be posting them πŸ™‚

This page will continue to grow thanks to your snaptacular ideas, and with any luck, this site will be even more enjoyable for both of us!

Water in a quiet place

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Okay, so turns out I fall over a lot! This happened while I was exploring Aira Force, a small but inspirational waterfall, in the Lake District of Cumbria! This is the same place where the famous poet, Wordsworth, was inspired to his world renowned poem, I wandered lonely as a cloud! Seeing the area I could see why! It was truly stunning an it would have been impossible to capture all of it’s beauty in a single photo! (unless I had a panorama feature)

When I started this expedition of sorts, I assumed it would take at most 15 minutes And would be at most 1km to the waterfall and back. I was wrong. It took 4 hours, and 5 miles. I now leave the map reading to others πŸ™‚ anyway so halfway through walking I went and fell down the side of the fall, which luckily wasn’t to steep at this point and, being such a creative mind, I sat down and took pictures for 20 minutes. And that explains these picture πŸ˜›

Edit: somehow forgot to actually post the snap, that takes some skill don’t you think? Anyway it’s up now πŸ˜›
Re-edit: And then I choose the wrong photo, nice work Sam πŸ˜› anyway you might not see the difference but this one is a lot more detailed πŸ™‚

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