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Baldur McQueen
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A Broad Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa / female) caught on camera by one of the frog ponds near my home.

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Until Death Do Us Part

Twistleton Scar, March 2016


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Thank you all very much for the comments and love :-D Not bothering you with tagging, as it's been a week - but know it is appreciated! ;-)

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A shot of Whitby Pier, taken last week. It's not the processing I'd usually go for, but I thought I'd try this out. I do like the angle, which I probably would not have tried, if not for forgetting my tripod and being forced into using a sock filled with bird seeds to hold the camera.
I guess every cloud has a silver lining.


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Sweet. Do more xxx 😃
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Athena & Athena

- on the train, earlier today.


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I love this portrait. Very emotional picture.
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You can't see it in the picture, but the guy on the beach is carrying a lens larger than my thigh.

Seriously - it made my 55-300mm look like a toothpick.

I still feel slightly insulted.

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Fantastic and disturbing, I love it.
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Stunning +Baldur McQueen 
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Until Death Do Us Part

Twistleton Scar, March 2016


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Subject is wonderful along with a perfect title.

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"Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach"
(Michelle Held)

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Such a poignant shot and quote +Baldur McQueen very true, already missing my past few weeks at the beach :)
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A shot of Whitby Pier, taken last week. It's not the processing I'd usually go for, but I thought I'd try this out. I do like the angle, which I probably would not have tried, if not for forgetting my tripod and being forced into using a sock filled with bird seeds to hold the camera.
I guess every cloud has a silver lining.


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Exactly! I've managed to have acquired fifteen cameras, but only have two mounting plates. Odds are good the plates are not attached to the camera in hand.
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#dogweekend

Our boy, Castro, on Burley Moor.


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Nice to see Castro, missed him :-)
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The B&W Project - The Rule of Odds

+The B&W Project #bwproject2016 hosted by +Al Chris and +Lauri Novak

I've taken a lot of shots for this project in the last week or so - I had planned to post a shot of wind turbines (3), but "someone" beat me to it (should teach me not to take family members on photo trips!) :-D

The shot below is taken at Teesmouth beach - a fantastic place if you are into wildlife, surrounded by huge factories, smoke and ships.
I'm not sure if I've even got the theme right - as I'm not sure how you count the "odds". One man, one dog, one ship and one branch - all one, but make up four. Two "dead" items (ship & branch) and two life items (man & dog). That's a double even!
I see it as a ship, man and dog - making up three items..... so odd number ;-) - I haven't had a chance to look at what's been posted, but hopefully I'll have the time to enjoy your shots later tonight.


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Thank you kindly +Eve Aebi, +Al Chris and +Sonali Dalal :-)
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Week 3/26 - Emotion
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Taken a couple of days ago, in (what I consider) perfect weather. I actually shot this for another project (on FB), but when I noticed the expression on the sheep's face, just as it grabbed a mouthful of hay, I felt the shot fitting for this theme as well ;-)
I'll admit to letting a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny bit of colour through, around the sheep's head/hay, just to guide the eye of the viewer, but as it's only brownish/yellow..... I'm classifying it as "sepia" :-D



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Excellent frame!!!!
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Education
  • Iceland University of Education
    Social Work (B.Ed)., 1997 - 2000
  • Iceland University of Education
    ICT (Post grad. Dipl. Ed), 2002 - 2004
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Baldur McQueen Rafnsson
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Yorkshire based photographer
Introduction

I was born and raised in Akureyri, North-East Iceland, in 1972 - I am half-Scottish and half-Icelandic, currently living in Yorkshire, England UK. Photography is my passion; without it I can neither relax nor feel fulfilled.

I am an introvert by nature, constantly pretending (and often failing) to be an extrovert, as society demands. I will never understand how, or why, it became fashionable to use 50 words, when three can deliver the meaning perfectly. That, is probably why I love, live and breathe photography.

You don't get extra points for cramming in superfluous garbage. When successfully done, you deliver meaning and purpose by one click of a button. It can be a single object, or it can be three. But very rarely 50.

If you are interested in seeing some of my daily posts (with no guarantee of quality!) please follow me on Google+InstagramFacebook and Twitter (note regarding the last two: I frequently post about politics and often these posts are in Icelandic). I also have an account with 500px and Flickr - which I will, at some point, update, and share the links.

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I can read, write and solve simple maths equations.
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Previously
Leeds, UK - Manchester, UK - Húsavík, Iceland - Reykjavík, Iceland - Akureyri, Iceland