JUNE THEME: Weather

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  • #6772
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    Peter Robinson
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    I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Cosford air show on Sunday. The aircraft weren’t the only objects performing in the sky. There was an amazing performance by the clouds. I used them to help my photographs. I’ve just started to sort them out so here’s a few of the early shots.





    #6773
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    Mervin Heywood
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    I do love a good cloud formation Peter and your first one is a cracker, it has a lovely undercurrent of menace in it. I like the two with the building as well, especially the second one. There’s an interesting mixture of angles from the cladding, the way the wall twists to become the roof, the escape ladders and the low level clouds which have formed into straight lines themselves. My favourite’s the one from behind the aircraft though. Love the angle of the shot plus the rays from the sun with just a touch of lens flair.

    #6776
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    Ian McNab
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    Peter >>> I agree with Merv that the wide-angle shot from behind the aeroplane is a good ‘un – with the bonus of a sunburst, too. But I think, for me, the one that’s most “on the theme” is the lovely arabesque of the paragliders, in which the sunny June day is emphasised by the complementary colour palette with the yellow and orange patches making all that blue even stronger. (Great timing to get them all arranged so nicely down the frame.)

    #6777
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    Mervin Heywood
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    Dipping back into my Crosby beach photographs from earlier in the month…

    Hazy afternoon

    #6778
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    meg cumming
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    Pete I think your trip to Gosford has paid off. I do love the paraglider shot is my favourite. Though I agree the sunburst behind the aircraft is spot on. I like the long low shot of the building and wondered if  you could have created a letter box frame for it? But perhaps not. Your weather shot at the top of the running order is magical. Well done.

     

    Mervin your shot is lovely. But I remember from judges comments that sometimes its better to have the subjects walking in to the frame rather than out of it. I wonder is there any way you could mirror the people so that they are coming into the frame? Shout at me later.

    #6780
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    Mervin Heywood
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    Meg, as if I’d shout at you! It’s not the first time it’s been said about having people walking into the frame but, in this case, judges be damned! I like the way the little boy is staring into the distance and if they were walking into the frame it just wouldn’t work. Having said that, should I decide to enter any competitions, I’d better start playing by the rules 😉

    #6781
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    Ian McNab
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    Good drying weather

    #6782
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    Mervin Heywood
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    Sponsored by Persil Ian?

    I like it. Simple blends of blues and whites with a little splash of colour from the pegs.

    #6783
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    Ian McNab
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    Merv >>> Persil? I’ll have to consult the COO about that! 😉

    #6784
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    Ian McNab
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    Stormy wind shakes the bamboo

    #6789
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    VERY NICE STUFF FROM COSFORD MERVIN–beeen a few years ago myself-you have a good eye for a photo. (IAN–those pillow cases–bring em back will yer)

    #6795
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    Mervin Heywood
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    Thank you Ken, I appreciate the compliment.

    If they’re your pillow cases in Ian’s photograph maybe you can tell me what they’re washed in 😀

    #6798
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks very much for your commenys gang. I agree with you Meg that the first photo of the building would work well in a post box, but I would have to sacriface some of the beautiful sky. I know they all don’t fit the theme, but I thought I’d get away with it.

    In your Crosby picture Mervin, I like the way the sun reflects of the pebbled beach. It makes it compliment the waves in the sea. Although the guy is walking out of the frame the lad is looking back into it which helps keep the interest in the frame.

    I really like your drying weather shot Ian. The diagonal line gives it movement for me. Like Mervin I like the contrasting red peg and the way that the hues of blue dominate. I’m learning so much from looking at photos on this forum. I was thinking of taking a similar photo your second one Ian of using a slow shutter speed to show the breeze moving some leaves. very effective. You beat me to it!

    #6845
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    Ian McNab
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    This photograph is about sunshine and sunbathing. However, I’ve given it a different title…

     

    “Men are so – tiny!”

    It looks better big, on a black background, here.

    #6854
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    ajroyle
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    Peter, you wanted fluffy white clouds! Just got back from a visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and have two fluffy white clouds pics for you (and I hadn’t seen your post until I came to add them here!).

    More to it than that though, when we do have little cumulus clouds it is well worth making use of them and here they are definite features, I think supporting the composition, even echoing the shapes on the ground (a favourite little thing of mine when I get the chance)

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