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  • #15851
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    Peter Robinson
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    I think there is a general downward trend in photographic club membership so the number of people entering will also decrease. I think our competitions are quite well supported. Many members just enjoy coming to meetings view the proceedings and socialise with fellow members.  Let me know next time you plan to come to a meeting and I’ll hide my knitting needles.

    #15837
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    Peter Robinson
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    Hi Wallace. I’ve moved your post to it’s own title as it wasn’t really anything to do with Claude Cahun.
    By the way I noted this in our ‘Event’ menu a couple of weeks ago. Don’t forget to check the ‘Events’ menu. It’s been suggested that we make this a CPS day out on a car share basis. If anyone is interested in going please let me know.

    #15833
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    Peter Robinson
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    I think it’s not only an excellent still life photograph, but it’s going into fine art photography as well. I like the simplicity and the curved lines all help the composition. Works well in black and white and I like the receding tones. I would have probably given a bit more space between the left hand edge and the leaf. Thanks for posting this Stephen.

    #15803
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    Peter Robinson
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    It’s a shame that all of these photographic bodies can’t agree on a standard rule for all nature photographs. I can see us having a debate about what is a minor clone. Wallace has cloned the splash in his photo which took up a 19% of the photo. Is that minor? I was also confused when Ian Whiston informed us of a definition of nature photography and it was different from the definition of wild life photography.

    Confused of Crewe signing off.

    #15776
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    Peter Robinson
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    I would say they’re both still life. They’re well lit and exposed. It’s must have been quite difficult to avoid getting unwanted reflections in the coins.

    #15707
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    Peter Robinson
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    Sorry to differ but I prefer the wider view. I think showing his uniform shows more of his character and it gives me more information about him. I think the close up is too close. To me the mustache looks sharp, but the eye is a tad soft. Is that right?

    #15599
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks Ken. Glad you like them. The light brings out the texture of the sand really well.

    #15591
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks Ian. Not only does Part 8 contain some good images, but there are many super galleries on the ‘121 clicks’ website. Well worth exploring.

    #15582
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    Peter Robinson
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    You may have seen this shadow of my former self before, but I quite like it as it reminds me of going on holiday. Roll on summer!

    #15580
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks for posting that Ken. It concerns me too about our falling and aging membership. Like you say it’s a general trend most camera clubs are facing. We have a lot of competition from modern technology and other organisations. I was speaking to a videographer on Tuesday who was interested in seeing what we do, when I told him we meet on Thursdays he said that clashes with his gym session but he’d try to come down. I think the ‘brain storm’ idea is a good one and something we could do at the forthcoming committee meeting and of course we need to ask all members for their ideas. So we could do this on the forum and perhaps during an open meeting at the club.

    #15562
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    Peter Robinson
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    I’m sorry to hear that Ken and I’m not sure what happened there. It’s never happened to me. It must be very frustrating. Can you give me any more information about what happened?

    #15556
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks very much for your comments Ian. Of course you need a sunny day to get good shadows. Last time I went to the Sahara it was dull so there were no shadows and the landscapes were flat. What a difference the lighting makes. It’s been a bit dull this week so I hoping for some sun to give me some shadows.

    #15552
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    Peter Robinson
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    I think we should just have a short bullet pointed list of the benefits of joining Crewe Photographic Society. How about something like:

    Why join Crewe Photographic Society?

    • A friendly environment to enjoy and improve your photography
    • A varied programme of guest speakers, competitions and demonstrations.
    • We are on-line with Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and an active website.
    • Members have exclusive access to our Website’s forum to share their photographs.
    • We meet every Thursday evening at Crewe’s Lifestyle Centre
    • Our membership is a good mix of skills, ages and both sexes.
    #15551
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    Peter Robinson
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    I’ve been going through my archives for this one and have found some shows from my trip to Morocco.

    I like the pattern the shadows of the dunes and plant skeleton make in this photo. Do you think it’s too confusing?

    I was wondering if I should crop the picture below to make it a ‘letter box’ format. What do you think?

    This photograph was quite difficult to expose for as I was looking right into the sun. So I had to expose for the shadows which meant the sky got burnt out. If I had had a tripod I could had tried the HDR technique.

    #15545
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    Peter Robinson
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    Your late wife was obviously very talented Ken. The photo is all about the shadows and carries a special memories for you. It’s been well photographed and is interesting how shadows look better when converted to monochrome.

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