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Irina Souiki
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one of nature’s most spectacular sights.   That is saying a log.  But, who is to argue!
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WTF! This is the most twisted thing I've seen this year (graphic content).
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I love numbers and old license plates, especially in black and white. This shot by +Richard Siggins for this week's #TuesDecay is like an old song with two verses and a chorus, inviting the viewer to hum along T99-130, 324-02, T104-256. The rusty artefacts are instruments introduced along the way, one can only imagine the sounds they make. All of them resonating quietly in a nicely padded recording room made of solid wood. It's wonderful. Have you ever made a camera sing? Richard's got the secret.

I, for one, prefer to listen. This is my last curation for today for +Ian Ference's #TuesDecay and all I can say is that pictures like these filled my head with music all day long. Sha la la la la. Thank you!!

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Love this rustic image. Glad I found you here on G+
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This picture was taken in a prison? Oh boy, this doesn't bring up warm and fuzzy thoughts but rather a glacial shiver down my spine. I appreciate that the photographer, +Monica Heinakroon, who submitted this photo to +Ian Ference's #TuesDecay, left the main light source out of the frame (the window I suppose), thus allowing for more subdued colors and contrast, and chose the lamp to be the main focus of the image. How fitting! In your face!! Or in this case, on other body parts. I can only imagine what that machinery could do to you, if it wasn't for keeping you alive. Great composition with plenty of stories to tell.

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I am happy to be curating this week's awesome collection of photos like this one!
Patarei Prison Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
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Thank you for sharing. :-)
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You want the recipe for a perfect "abandoned" shot? Look no further, this one has all the ingredients in it. No matter how many pictures you see with one or more of the following : corridor with a light source at the end of it, peeling paint, window or door, chair, stairs and nature peeking (or pouring) in, they never get old. Or maybe they do, what do I know, I am guilty of all the above myself. It may be only perfect to me, but you have to agree, this is one sexy display of abandonment. Use monochrome tones for added drama and a nice contrast without blown out highlights and you could even use this picture in a photography class. Not only it's technically sound, but you could also write a thousand stories just by looking at it. Was that chair for someone who left the house for good, or someone who can never go out? Or someone who likes to read a good book while listening to the sounds of nature thanks to just a crack in the door? We'll never know, but we're left admiring the result thanks to +Matthew Godycki's submission to this week's #TuesDecay, usually curated by +Ian Ference, today guest curated by me.

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Apologies to those of you who have already seen this in my stream recently, but I wanted to also share this for #TuesDecay curated by +Ian Ference.
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I'm glad you enjoyed it. For a little bit more backstory... this interior is within one building in an entire complex that began its life as a POW camp for high ranking German officers.
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So cool!
Very cool multiple exposure shot of takeoffs at Hannover Airport by Ho-Yeol Ryu.
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Love this! Fabulous effect!
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I don't mind cliches at all when the result is rather outstanding. However, I need to be careful here because the composition in this picture feels just a bit too well choreographed. Technically it is excellent, the contrast is right where it's pleasant to the eye and the windows are perfectly exposed (is this HDR?), but in the end, I am left wondering if the photographer didn't arrange the furniture in order to obtain the most dramatic effect. I hope +Ina Gatzmaga will not take this personally because I am not criticizing whatever decision she made while taking this photo. I am of the opinion that some modifications can be made in order to fulfil one's vision and I support this fully as long as it doesn't mean further destruction. Who are we to say that a couch cannot be placed perfectly in the middle if that's what tickles our lens? Without historic evidence, who are we to say that this couch wasn't there in first place? (I know where my love seat is in my living room!). In the end, it just doesn't matter, we should appreciate the result and learn from it. Haters can just stick with mayhem.

Thank you +Ina Gatzmaga for your submission to this week's #TuesDecay and to +Ian Ference for letting me curate.

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Truly a great collection here +Irina Souiki Pity you're not posting more of your work. Hope you will come back to G+
I have closed several accounts and finally I'm here again
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Come on, confess, you too, want to pick up that phone and listen. Touch the dial, feel the resistance at the end of each rotation and the curvy receiver in the palm of your hand. This picture makes me really excited because I was one of the lucky ones to have grown up with a rotary telephone, so I can imagine, even better, remember what it feels like. This one is looking mighty proud and calls for being the center of attention, just as +Jean-Claude Dahn chose to capture it in this photo submitted to +Ian Ference's #TuesDecay. Although by my time rotary phones were sitting on a table instead of hanging on a wall, I suppose their concept lasted a long time because I know quite a few folks who had a phone hanging on the kitchen wall with a 20 feet chord so you can talk while you cook. Alright, enough with the retro talk, it makes me look like I'm decaying too.
Back to the picture - am I the only one who thinks that the wall paper matches the phone just perfectly? Look at those hieroglyphs, they look like morse code. Just in case you want that extra privacy, you know. Also, it must have been tough to go all the way up the stairs to answer the phone. Just follow the wall paper, up and down it goes. ;-)

+Jean-Claude Dahn, you made this phone justice. Thank you for sharing it with us (psst, go look at his other photos too!).

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impression from the maison Dr R.
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#urbex #urbanexploration
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thank you very much for your nice words and the share +Irina Souiki :)
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Oh my - such a great capture. Life is precious in general but life transcending rust is downright special. +Kiki Nelson's submission to this week's #TuesDecay by +Ian Ference is making a statement, that you shall never give up. As cheesy as it may sound, this is a perfect display of hope and fight for survival. Those hairy lifelines may look microscopic, but don't underestimate them, snow and all, they've decided to make it to spring. Even more, they are the epitome of spring. Look at that blanket of moss, it married the rust quite nicely and it's sprouting those grass babies left and right. The rusty vessel should be proud, while it dies slowly, a new life emerges on its grounds. Kiki was there to notice despite the cold, the snow and the dangers of walking around sharp and rusty metal parts. You and those tiny little plants are showing us what courage means.

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So here's my second for #Tuesdecay - I've been playing along every week since this thing was born in like September or October of last year. Sometimes, it's just hard to remember and keep it all straight in my head, so I picked Old Favorites today. If they are reposts, you'll just have to forgive me. <3 (especially you, +Ian Ference )

cour·age   [kur-ij, kuhr-]
1.the quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.

2.(Obsolete) the heart as the source of emotion.

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Wow +Irina Souiki Thank you so much! Not only for resharing and guest hosting my favorite theme day (I missed this news, so I apologize for not tagging you and giving you props in the initial post), but for all of your wonderful words! I promise you, it's easy to be brave when you have your photographer boots on!
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I am a 30-something ex-software developer converted project manager with a big passion for photography, running marathons and geocaching. I have way too much work, not enough sleep, the most 2 beautiful boys in the world and the greatest husband on the planet. Some days I think I can fit my whole life inside my iPhone.
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    Information Systems and Electrical Engineering, 1995 - 1999
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