DECEMBER THEME – Favourite Photos

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  • #15349
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    Peter Robinson
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    The theme for November is now closed

    The theme for December is

    Favourite Photos

    As it’s nearly Christmas I’ve decided to give our members an early present and let them share their favourite photographs with fellow members. We all got our favourite photographs that capture a special moment so now is your chance to show and discuss what makes them so special to you. Remember there’s no time limit on when the photograph was taken so free to go thought your archives and dig out your memory.   It’s easy to upload your pictures now. The best way to insert an image is to use the right hand icon in the edit menu. It looks like a picture of a mountain. If you wish you can prepare your picture before hand to have a long side of something like 650px at 72ppi, but the upload dialogue box has a resize option.

    There’s no restriction on when the photograph was taken so search though your archives show us what you can produce. If you would like to suggest any topics for the monthly theme please let me know. Thank you to everyone who contributed to last months’ theme.

    #15376
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    KEN LAST
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    Well Peter–I would not have to think twice for my personal choice. I did hesitate as this is a scan on a cheap scanner of a slide taken in 1959. So in comparison to being seen projected , so much of the subtle colours are lost and the highlights burnt out and shadows blocked. During a lovely summer spell in 1959 we took an evening stroll down by the river Bollin in the Carrs Park at Wilmslow. Seeing the low sunshine sweeping through the colours and leaves had me screaming for my camera, my beloved  Retinette–   Back next evening I took one  shot– 36 or 20 shots on a roll of expensive film so we made sure every thing was correct in camera. This was my first big success in club photography at Altrincham PC. I always have had so much pleasure from this picture as it has happy memories with its success and more so the happy moment in time with my wife and daughter the both I will never see again. Now the best bit. Fast forward 50 years–yes fifty years and it won the CPS best slide annual award much to the horror of some members. Happy days.

    #15381
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks for starting this month’s theme so promptly Ken. Photographs make lasting memories. I can understand why this photograph means so much to you. It is indeed a special moment and the warm back lighting creates a relaxing atmosphere.

    #15388
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    Peter Robinson
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    I’m finding deciding on my favourite photographs quite difficult as I like several for different reasons. Some have a sentimental attraction, some I like the moment caught and some are technically good. So I’m just going to post a few I like and will explain why. Any comments will be welcome.

    This photo of a Vulcan Bomber taken at the Cosford Air Show a few years ago. I like it because it steering up memories of seeing the magnificent jet fly so majestically through the cloudy sky. It’s such a beautiful aircraft and so powerful.

    This photograph was taken around 1980 on slide film and has been scanned so the quality is poor. But again it generates happy memories for me when I stopped off in Nairobi, Kenya and visited a Masai tribe. To see these wonderful people happily living in their mud huts with their families and animals was a fascinating experience that I won’t forget. They dressed up in their ‘Sunday best’ and sung and danced for the tourist. I did go back about 10 years later and commercialism had kicked in. They all spoke English well and were selling all sorts of souvenirs.

    #15389
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    KEN LAST
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    Yes Peter the Vulcan–Iconic and a smashing photo. Your second one –well your scan is much better than my efforts. Thanks Peter and I can understand why so memorable.  ( I do hope Peter someone whom I shall not name soon post some pics. of pink bicycles LOL)

    #15411
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    Peter Robinson
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    These two photos are amongst my favourite photos because they capture moments which makes me smile and I hope other share that feeling.

    I can’t wait to see what other members have has their favourites…..

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