#FlickrFriday: The 10th Floor

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To Rise Above the 10th Floor Dizzying view from above

elevator The 10th Floor

ΧΠ Piso 10.

People waiting for the 10th floor of the new home

# Our previous Flickr Friday theme was #The10thFloor, and here are our favorites from your submissions.

You reached high, tried to get closer to the sky and showed us amazing rooftop panoramas. You took portraits and lit 10 candles. It was great to see all your creativity, and choosing favorites wasn’t easy. This is why we’d like to invite you to take a look at all the other submissions in the Flickr Friday group pool.

For our new theme, get excited! We want to see your #Euphoria. There are endless possibilities and you’re in charge. So start thinking about the new theme and share your interpretations with us in the group. Don’t forget to add the tags FlickrFriday and Euphoria so we’re not missing your masterpiece when looking for our faves next week.

If you would like to curate your favorites as well, show us your galleries.

Photos from lindilindi, projektinklu, Joanna pictures this, Heinzelmän, Zheng-Xian, nikfass, s_manrique, and Liking Snow 爱雪者.

#FlickrFriday is a weekly photography project that challenges your creativity. For a chance to be featured on FlickrBlog, follow @flickr on Twitter & like us on Facebook and look for the weekly theme announcement every Friday. Browse the Flickr Friday category for more.

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The Weekly Flickr celebrates Halloween

One of the best parts about Halloween is opening your front door to cute kids in costumes. In this special edition of The Weekly Flickr, we asked you to share photos of your little ones dressed as their favorite “spooktacular” characters.

We received countless adorable photos from participants, and here you’ll find a selection of them submitted to us. Happy Halloween!

After you’ve watched the video, be sure to check out the photos in our Halloween galleries.

Halloween for the Kids!

Sweet Pea First Halloween

mini edward, halloween 2010

Big Glasses

Photos from Lara604, Torrie, cara slifka, Khoi Vinh, and A_CoolBean.

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Welcome the Vancouver Public Library to The Commons!

7201 Chinese street arch VPL 2008

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9262 View looking north towards Lions Gate Bridge. VPL_3036

Neon Signs- multiple exposuresVPL_81143

Another great institution is joining The Commons today. We are happy to welcome the Vancouver Public Library! Funded by the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Public Library is the third largest public library system in Canada: "With over 373,000 cardholders and more than 9 million items borrowed annually, [and] with exceptional collections, services and technologies offered at 22 branches as well as an extensive virtual library, VPL is accessible to all citizens of Vancouver."

The Vancouver Public Library starts their Commons collection with historical photographs of Chinese Canadians in British Columbia, Stanley Park, Neon Signs of Vancouver and a collection of photos by Mattie Gunterman.

We hope you enjoy exploring those photographs as much as we do. You can contribute your knowledge and wisdom by adding meaningful tags to the photos as well as leaving comments.

Photos from Vancouver Public Library.

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Waterfalls of Iceland

Double Rainbow on Skógafoss

Foss á Síðu

Un automne islandais ~ Hraunfossar, les élégantes

Enchanting Skogarfoss

Dynamic Duo

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Discovery (EXPLORED)

Skogarfoss tonemapped

Ofærufoss with French tourists

Dettifoss

Iceland’s climate and proximity to the Arctic creates an optimal environment for spectacular waterfalls, including what’s known as Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss.

See more photos in the Majestic Waterfalls of Iceland gallery and Iceland Landscape group.

Photos from tarmo888, Sigmundur Andresson, Marie l’Amuse, J_J_K, xavierloh, Johan Barrot, GraemeKelly, G&R, Martin Ystenes, and piparinn.

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#TwitterTuesday: Water

Churning

 Save every drop

Crystal Lake

   Tampere, Finland     I love swimming!

Pentala LYS

iPhone Photography Rain, 24 Jun 2011

Looking down

Project 365 #286 - Blue Droplets At the Car Wash, Yeah!

Beach Reflections

The theme this week was a wet one. You showcased some amazing water photos, and here are our favorites.

A thank you to everyone who submitted their photos. You can check out all of them and follow us on Twitter to see the next challenge directly in your feed. We will be back next Tuesday with the new #TwitterTuesday theme.

Photos from John Carleton, Sky Noir, C h i r a g, -Harm-, [808] Massis, farmerboytheo, Antti Tassberg, MKandAG, cbrutel, Coca Pentzke, Matteo Dunchi, &DCPhotography, cdw9, and richtpt.

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‘St. Jude’ Storm pummels the U.K.

Lifeboat

Batemans Tower

Rough Sea

Stormy Porthcawl 27.October 2013.

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Over The Top

St Jude's storm, Brighton Pier.

By yesterday morning, a coastal storm driven by massive wind gusts along Britain and western Europe killed at least 13. Local London media reported gusts in excess of 100 mph (or about 160 kph) chewed up trees and flooded streets far inland. Yahoo News

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the people affected by this severe storm. Please stay safe!

See more photos in the Deadly Storm in the U.K. gallery.

Photos from Paul Appleton, Colm O Laoi, Pablo1766, JBR, djmrb2012, tomr0b7, and Höök.

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Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay

SOCHI 2014 OLYMPIC FLAME AT THE NORTH POLE

SOCHI 2014 OLYMPIC FLAME AT THE NORTH POLE

DAY 19 PHOTO DIARY TORCH RELAY

"Fisht" Olympic Stadium

SOCHI 2014 OLYMPIC VENUES DESIGN

The ongoing 123-day Olympic Torch Relay will make history by covering 39,000 miles (a distance that’s longer than any relay for the Olympics) when the flame arrives for the opening ceremony at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia, on February 7. And on October 19, the Olympic flame reached the North Pole, where torchbearers lit the Celebration Cauldron in the spirit of the upcoming Winter Games.

Follow the latest news in official photos from Sochi 2014 Winter Games on Flickr and explore the many photo sets to preview venues and see event preparations.

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Sporting the colors of fall

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big leaf

granadas October Rhapsody II

Autumn Fantasy : Mystery Bench

Photos from {cindy}, ana rien, HOWLD, and Gilderic Photography.

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Shooting the spooky Southwest backroads

“As a kid, I liked sneaking into abandoned places and haunted houses,” says photographer Troy Paiva, known on Flickr as Lost America. ”It’s that spooky factor.”

“I guess I just never grew out of that,” he tells The Weekly Flickr in the accompanying video. “Everyday, there’s a never-ending list of unique, strange… or access-sensitive locations for me to shoot… and I love that!”

Wandering the deserted backroads of the American Southwest, Troy has explored the abandoned underbelly of America since the 1970s.

“When I was a kid, my family made road trips all over the West,” Troy says. ”I witnessed firsthand the demise of all these little roadside towns. I was only 12 years old, but was amazed people would just walk away from a whole city like that. Once I began driving myself, I began to explore these sites on my own in a much deeper way.”

Flooded Trailer

The Captain is Dead

Troy started taking pictures of these abandoned towns at night in 1989. He calls his method ‘night photography’ — timed exposures out in the desert, under a full moon.

“There’s only 12 full-moon weekends a year, so there’s a very limited number of days that you can actually do this kind of photography,” Troy says. “I think that’s part of the attraction for me; the rarity of it.”

His technique is very simple. Troy uses a DSLR on a tripod and locks the lens open for two to eight minutes. Many of the subjects he shoots are already gone: bulldozed, burned down, melted for scrap or simply vanishing beneath the shifting desert sand. Mobility is important, because most of the time, he’s sneaking in and out of these locations.

Cockpit Heater

Monte Carlo Moonrise

“I have to work fast and light,” Troy explains. “I’ve come close to being arrested dozens of times. I’ve been rousted by every kind of security, from minimum-wage guards to border patrol to even federal agents, but I’ve always been able to talk my way out of it. Once they see what I’m doing, and that I’m just a harmless weirdo taking pictures, usually they’ll say, ‘Alright, have fun. Weirdo.’”

Troy’s colored lighting is done with either flashlights or strobe flashes masked with theatrical lighting gels. While he does minor digital adjustments to some of the photographs, most of the lighting effects are all done on site during the exposure. These images are not Photoshop creations.

Puckersmash

Quentin, the Evenrude Cat

“With my lighting, I’m trying to create something that really isn’t there,” Troy explains. “I’m always trying to tell a story, create a mood, and I’m trying to just make people go, ‘Wow’.”

One of Troy’s favorite images is called Mrs. B’s Dirty Washcloth. It’s of a Cadillac interior in a junkyard.

“The thing that caught my eye here is obviously the dirty washcloth,” Troy explains. “I love the mystery and the incongruity of it. Why is the washcloth on the steering wheel in the first place? I’m just fascinated by these weird kind of mysteries and things that you find in abandoned places and junkyards.”

33 Passenger Drill Bit

Beached

Troy isn’t the only one who has this fascination. His work and style has gained worldwide attention, appearing in major publications and in several foreign museums/galleries. The attraction and interest to his “Lost in America” series has captivated many; a reason, he says, is innately human.

“I think it’s a normal feeling for humans to be mystified and curious in abandoned places,” Troy explains. “You look at the history of humanity and our attraction to places like Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat, the Greek, Roman and Egyptian ruins. They’re all pointing to the fact that we’re obsessed with ruins as a species.”

The Seventh Inning Stretch

Late Reservations

More than anything, Troy loves the serenity he feels in these places. He explains, “I love that feeling of being alone in a place that was crawling with people but is now empty and filled with their ghosts. And the ghosts of a culture.”

When asked how much longer he’ll continue night photography, his answer is quite simple.

AK Blush

Thunderbirds Are Go!

“I’ve been doing this for 24 years now, and I still have the approach of an amateur. I don’t do this to please anyone. I do it because I’m passionate about it, and this is what I love to do.”

Follow Troy’s photostream to see more of his photography.

Watch a previous episode, featuring a risk-taking photographer shooting urban decay.

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#FlickrFriday: May the force be with you

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The Illusionist

Swooooop! M

Becoming One With the Force

. 297/365 - Skywalker's Daughter

Flickr Friday #39: Have you seen these droids? (May the Force be with you)

Shine for you 23 - October - 2013:  May The Force Be With You

Samara style

# Our previous Flickr Friday theme was #MayTheForceBeWithYou, and here are our favorites from your submissions.

Naturally, we saw a lot of interpretations featuring Star Wars characters, some of them that took the Star Wars theme to the next level you can see above. Then there were those of you who tried to look beyond the Lucas universe altogether. You showed us magic tricks as well as support you can get from friends and higher powers to take on challenges.

As always, you can dive deeper by visiting the Flickr Friday group pool to check out all the other submissions..

For our new theme we are looking for your take on #The10thFloor. Depending on your take, this can be a very abstract theme showing your apartment on the 10th floor of a building or the view from it over the city. Maybe you can climb up to the roof of your 9 storey building, or you can take an amazing mirror portrait as you pass by the 10th floor in an elevator. We’re sure you get the idea, and we’re even more convinced that we will also see many other amazing interpretations of this week’s theme.

In our 40th week, you have once again time until the announcement of the new theme next Friday to take your shot and submit it to the Flickr Friday group to be featured here on the Flickr blog. If you would like to curate your favorites as well, show us your galleries.

Photos from MkGrimaldos, lodo oldani, Alli Day, Diogo Costta, lindilindi, Gunn Point, elPadawan, Richie., Ash if, and thelittlebean_78.

#FlickrFriday is a weekly photography project that challenges your creativity. For a chance to be featured on FlickrBlog, follow @flickr on Twitter & like us on Facebook and look for the weekly theme announcement every Friday. Browse the Flickr Friday category for more.

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