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  • Pete Robinson
    Keymaster
    May 1, 2020 at 1:46 pm #22969

    The theme for April is now closed

    The theme for May is ‘Open’ to whatever you want to submit

    To make things easy in these difficult times for the first time ever, I’ve decided to let May’s theme be completely open. You can choose to submit whatever you want that you think will be of interest to our members. Just say why you entered it and ask if you have any queries about it. It doesn’t matter when it was taken or with what equipment. Perhaps you’d like to enter a photo that didn’t didn’t do as well as you thought it would in a competition and would like members comments. Or perhaps you’d like to share what being locked down means to you. Have you had a chance to view any of the tutorials we’ve shared with you and learned so new skills? Now is your chance to show members what you can achieve with your new skills.

    To make it easier just resize your photograph as you would for a PDI competition. That is size it to fit in a 1600x1200px frame them it will neatly fit into the post. You have to type in some text first or the picture will fail to upload. Then click on the BROWSE button below to search your device for the picture. You can upload up to 4 images at a time. When you’ve finished uploading and adding your text press the SUBMIT button. See the illustration below for advice.

    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.

     

    • RALPH BROWES
      Participant
      Posts: 45
      May 14, 2020 at 12:54 pm #23011

      About the only the thing worth photographing in my ‘garden’ since lock down has been so-called super moons. Therefore attached are a couple of examples.

    • Pete Robinson
      Keymaster
      Posts: 1054
      May 14, 2020 at 1:14 pm #23016

      Thanks so much for posting these Ralph. They look really clear and sharp. They’re both quiet different too. I really like the second photo with the inclusion of the clouds. It looks like the moon is actually moving. There’s not much worth photographing in my garden yet. The rose bush is just about to come out so I might photograph that soon?

    • Pete Robinson
      Keymaster
      Posts: 1054
      May 14, 2020 at 7:35 pm #23018

      I’ve rarely been out over the past 7 weeks, just for the food shopping and the  occasional exercise stroll. I’ve seen debates about whether it’s OK to take your camera with you while you exercise and take the odd photo. Most folk say it’s OK if you stick to the rules of social distancing and a few say it’ll encourages others to group together which may spread the virus. Personally, I think it’s OK to take a quick photo or two to document this historic event as long as you don’t over do it and stick to the rules. Here’s a few snaps I took on my exercise walk just to record the situation:

       

      • RALPH BROWES
        Participant
        Posts: 45
        May 14, 2020 at 9:52 pm #23023

        HI Peter

        There are some very sad sights around at the moment – and for some time to come seemingly.

        I have taken my Sony RX 100 with me on any walks done, but have not taken any images except for an odd barge and Ann walking across a field! I think the most frustrating day was VE Day,  when our street gelled for the first time in 39 years.Flags, table cloths in Red White and Blue, food and copious alcohol made for a very pleasant afternoon and evening. I would love to have recorded it – but everyone was so far apart there was no way you could portray the atmosphere – especially the 40s music that was playing all the time. I am attaching a couple of images to illustrate the problem.

    • Pete Robinson
      Keymaster
      Posts: 1054
      May 15, 2020 at 8:03 pm #23035

      Your photos capture the community spirit in your street Ralph. I had a quick walk around our neighbourhood and there wasn’t anything going on. Just a few flags in windows. Everyone was keeping their heads down. It sound like you enjoyed a good atmosphere and a glass of wine or two. It’s good to take your mind off the troubles for a while. I think the first photos sums up the day best. Thanks for posting these.

      • RALPH BROWES
        Participant
        Posts: 45
        May 16, 2020 at 8:19 pm #23040

        Feel I should point out that the ‘Moonshot’ is mine – even though, having followed the link in John’s email, it looks like someone from DP Review has ‘borrowed’ it.

        I should, though, point out that the second moonshot image – with the clouds – uses the same moon as the focus on the one that actually went with that was a bit out.

    • Pete Robinson
      Keymaster
      Posts: 1054
      May 25, 2020 at 7:14 pm #23050

      Here’s a couple more photos to document the current sad historic events: