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    #15407
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    Thanks Peter sorry I could not be there. However if this was a portrait  (assuming a portrait  under full control )let there be no excuses for not taking the picture less all is perfect. In the good old days we would take a light reading of the highlights so as to obtain the prime exposure. Digital cameras do have “spot meter reading” –and this should be used for a serious portrait and getting it right in camera will produce the best end result.All so easy with modern cameras. Just stood in my doorway as almost dark- with extreme exposure problems, but needed no PS. 

    #15389
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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)

    #15377
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    This was an excellent piece of kit. Good idea using for Ciba (a print process from slides)) and for colour prints from colour negs–but the nightmare was getting the colour balance correct. We think we have problems with digital!!!!!!

    #15376
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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.

    #15334
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    Every thing to go wrong with the photo has gone wrong—there we have the recipe for one of the great photographs–great find Ian–and taken by the Master.  Mahatma  Gandhi was shot three times in the chest in the gardens of  Birla House as Ian explains where the photo was taken. I remember so well for a particular reason.  News was slow getting through in those far off halcyon days. My late elder sister explained while we were at breakfast – her dream in the night that  Gandhi had been stabbed to death . Nothing to surprise as at the time Gandhi was always in the news on the old steam radio”s–no tv then for the masses. Imagine our surprise later in the day  to hear he had been assassinated–but shot!.  The image  we associate with Gandhi in his loin cloth bares no relation to those as a young man learning law in this country.  What was the famous remark about Gandhi made by the late Queen Mother??? must look it up.  Great interesting find Ian.

    #15328
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    Just been looking at Historic Photos collection and thought what a lovely subject for the monthly theme.

    #15321
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    It costs £10 each month-until they increase the price.  You cannot be serious. Buying my Panasonic  dmc-fz 1000 I really would liked to have the Leica version. Both Panasonic and Leica exactly the same but Leica £300 more as it includes LR—-had that before with another camera also previous PS free? with another camera. Uninstalled them both as poor performance compared to my Serif  PhotoPlus 9   –cost £45 and keep forever.

    #15320
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    DIGITAL CAMERAS are so sophisticated there is no need to take out a mortgage for software. If I had to take out a mortgage for software in the clouds,I would question my ability with the camera.

    #15307
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    Nice to have the processing detail on Ian”s b/whites. Like old times- FP4 pushed and lovely gradation with fine grain. My favourite was Panatomic-X and think mostly used Michrophen. Bit more contrasty and sharper as I recall. Happy days.

    #15301
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    Battersea Power Station circa 1982   BD  (before digital)

    #15289
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    What a feast Ian–all just natural and colour would have no place. Great they are –mainly simple subjects to produce stunning photo”s  –a well worth subject for a monthly theme. Thanks for those Ian. 

    #15287
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    Have a lovely day John–take camera. Quite right and all that–but again—desaturate the blue in Ralphs photo and it lifts into another class. Judges so quick to nit-pick-yet so often miss a critical point. We must recognise whatever the brain persuades– if the image has produced natural blue or incorrectly set on camera to produce excess blue. The digital cameras are so well equipped with facility in adjusting the white balance but not used in the way we used to stick filters on to compensate. DYSW-I-M.  Tomo–water is ok if taken in the right spirit.  BTW  still going on  –sorry–but look how dark blue are the towels spread on the rocks in Ralphs image–and see how white  ie–brides dress- when blue taken down.

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    #15278
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    Such an important and interesting subject Ian opened with this. If Ralph will excuse me for using his snow mountain photo, this is a good example to explore. Now in the good old days we would have used a UV filter and more likely a light pink UV filter for the mountain scene so as to reduce the blue. Would anyone do this with digital???  I have experimented on the photo, but will not post as I have not sought permission. But   de- saturate the  light blue and a little tad of dark blue in PS  and just look how the snow is more natural. But see how the rocks and the climbers have the blue eliminated and become so natural. The blue hats stand out so well.  Think in these conditions the white balance could be set to reduce blue.

    #15273
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    Before looking back–what is the colour of the snow mountain  in Ralph Browes superb front page photo???

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