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  • #4803
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    As the weather was rather warm the fan was on and I thought that’s going at quite a speed.

    Fan Speed

    #4777
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    Thanks for the comments Ian, we had a day out in Liverpool on Tuesday to see the Queen Elizabeth, the shot presented itself with time to get set up but a usual it was a dull day and the sun was behind cloud.

     

    I liked both your little red car (bright and cheery) I also think your take on the graveyard was quite clever (liked it).

     

    I also liked Pete’s shot, I can really imagine being there and hearing the man pounding with his fist.

    #4775
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    No Speed, Low Speed

     

    #4638
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    Thanks for your comments guys.

    Pete:-  Your fist two shots are my favourites, I think they make good use of shadows and shapes

    Yes I see what you mean about the “wall” not being level,

    “Inside the tower” was a real challenge, it gave me back and neck ache trying to take a shot vertically and that was with my wife supporting me from behind so I didn’t fall over, I did consider lying on the ground but that was covered in seagull and pigeon poo but I was after the two vertical lines running  through the centre. I learnt a lot from this shot as I had to set the camera up in manual mode to achieve a reasonable exposure

    The “rope” was coiled up in a large blue plastic box (it was not the sky) on the deck of a trawler, unfortunately the rest of the rope was covered in fishing equipment.

     

    #4630
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    Some great images, my favourites are:-

    Meg’s building with the blue windows,

    Ian’s curvy lady with the curvy shadow,

    John’s giant snake track.

     

    Some curves from both Gloucester & Weymouth

     

    Dredger Engine

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    Street Art

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    Inside The Tower

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    Rope

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    Wall

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    Winch

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    #4559
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    Ian >> I was meaning the difference between the two re’ the top one shows more canal to lead in and Sky as well, were as the second one looks squat to me with the trees cropped and very little sky but the boat looks larger.

    In other words I think the top one is a more complete scene encompassing all of the elements in the viewers vision.

     

    PS re’ John’s coffee, first thoughts were of some buttocks or a garlic bulb.

    #4556
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    Some curves to gaze on, although maybe the first two should be in a group called bends.

    I would appreciate thoughts on which of the first two are considered best re’ composition.

    Canal Curve 1

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    Canal Curve 2

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    Curves & Straights

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    #4528
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    My preferred crop.
    Dee, hope you don’t mind me messing with your photo’ but as soon as I saw it I also saw my version of it.

    #4465
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    Thanks for the comments ladies, yes I must say it looks as though there is a branch coming out of its ear and I see what Dee means about the coat fading.

    This is me concentrating on the face and not the overall picture, a mistake I make all too often.

    #4436
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    I prefer the last one, splashes of colour against a greyish background plus he has a quizzical expression wondering what you are doing

    Unless you’re a commuter I think most people have an image of a train journey as exciting even a little romantic (especially going back to the days of steam), to me the two “Leaving The Station” conjure up an image of an industrial environment, never the less I know how difficult it is to capture good images from a train.

    On a train some time ago, whilst at a station I jumped out and cleaned the outside of the window with a bottle water and some tissues, didn’t improve the photography much but the view was better.

    #4435
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    Very good considering the conditions, I like the way the bare soil follows the curves in the road

    In a effort to make improvements I would experiment with removing the road sign and the large bush on the right further along the road, I find them a little distracting but again its personal choice.

    #4430
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    Thanks guys, I found this months theme quite a challenge.

    These days there’s not many places you can point a camera and not see signs of human presence but as the month is not out yet, below are some other ideas I’ve cooked up but as always, having the idea is one thing, making it a good photograph is something else.

    a)  Drive to Wales to photograph a road sign (two languages) humans are the only animals to use language.

    b)  Whilst sunbathing, wait for a a clear blue sky and photograph an aeroplane vapour trail.

    c)  A trip to the beach to capture some footprints in the sand disappearing into the sea (a Caribbean beach would be best but pricey).

    #4428
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    Prefer the first one best especially as you’ve caught the girls shadow.

    Have I got the point of the second one? Its about the interaction between the people not about the people themselves, hence the missing faces. Thoughtful and interesting.

     

    #4412
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    Leisurely Reading

    I may have concentrated too hard on the theme but have come up with two images to portray our human presence and separateness from other earth bound living entities.

     

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    Weights & Measures

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    #4290
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    I retract my request for more info’ after reading what Dee  had to say about the images being edited and altered with software plus it’s clearly not possible with composites.

     

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