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flash13 - on 04 Dec 2011
Just a few of your favourite photos you have taken this week, mine arn't groundbreaking but I enjoy them. My first foray into b/w.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/6453308977/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/6453303631/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/6453295739/

M
Nicholas Livesey on 04 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13: My I be so bold as to say they look a little washed out/over exposed?

It's a learning curve isn't it? Like you though I am enjoying it and get out at every opportunity to practise. I'm looking forward to getting a dslr soon, just have to convince the misus! Here's some of mine from the last two weeks (is that allowed?!)...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/6408019409/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/6378639297/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/6371521153/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/6420503109/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/6371498801/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/6448770245/in/photostream

flash13 - on 04 Dec 2011
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: its a fair point the sun was quite bright in the sky when i took the outside shots. as for the inside one then no idea there!
There are some great colours in your photos especially the first one, i also like the almost ethereal quality you got in some of the others.
Nicholas Livesey on 04 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13: Cheers, I really appreciate that The indoor one has some fantastic geometry. You should go back and have another crack at it :-)
flash13 - on 04 Dec 2011
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: its lucky i can go up there anytime i like then. il wait until its a bit dimmer next time.
icnoble on 04 Dec 2011
Nicholas Livesey on 04 Dec 2011
In reply to icnoble: Nicely done :-)
icnoble on 04 Dec 2011
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: Thanks, yours are pretty good, love the colours
PanzerHanzler on 11 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13:

This is more illustration than photo but is made up from photos taken primarily by myself and composited in photoshop. The face is from a self portrait and the skull is plastic one from ebay. I got the images of the goat horns from the flickr commons thing. All rammed together to create a "spoof" book cover for The Devil Rides Out.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanzler666/6454694563/in/photostream

My missus looked at this and was concerned!
DreadyCraig - on 11 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13:
http://flic.kr/p/aTnekX
Part of my advent calender project. This one came out a lot better than expected
Andy S - on 11 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13: I like the first one but not the other two I'm afraid.
Andy S - on 11 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13: PS just for the sake of balance, here's a really awful B&W image I made a couple of years back that I'm really not proud of.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andyuk1/3737128682/in/photostream
DreadyCraig - on 11 Dec 2011
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:
These are fantastic! I was my landscapes looked as good
ayuplass - on 11 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13:
Taken in April but only just got round to dealing wit it and uploading on to Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ayuplass70/6493507451/in/photostream/
Nicholas Livesey on 11 Dec 2011
In reply to DreadyCraig:
> (In reply to Nicholas Livesey)
> These are fantastic! I was my landscapes looked as good

Thanks ever so much Craig, I really appreciate it. Keep at it, I'm looking to improve too ;-)

Here's a couple from yesterday...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/6494729251/sizes/l/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/6494716459/sizes/l/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/6494703381/sizes/l/in/photostream/
DreadyCraig - on 11 Dec 2011
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:
What camera are you currently using? as you say you are going to upgrade to a DSLR
Nicholas Livesey on 11 Dec 2011
In reply to DreadyCraig: I've got a Canon G12 and I have to say it's been absolutely brilliant and it's taught me alot about manual settings etc

I've started to feel a few limitations with it lately but I'll not get rid of it when I upgrade...it's too good and brilliant for situations where a big camera might be a bit of a faff!
Wee Davie - on 11 Dec 2011
Nicholas Livesey on 11 Dec 2011
In reply to Wee Davie: That's great. Amazing quality from a compact :-)
captainH - on 12 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13:

had a little wander around in the cold early on saturday morning http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamishfenton/6492982105/
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Wee Davie - on 12 Dec 2011
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:

Thanks. The S95 is fantastic. You've got some great shots too.
flash13 - on 12 Dec 2011
In reply to Andy S: i fully agree the first one is my best. ive walked past that view hundreds of times and always appreciated. the last one i still like because i like the way it draws your eye on to the plane but i do understand it is overexposed.
I like all the over pics uploaded its great to see different skills on show.
PontiusPirate on 12 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13:

From Saturday's Snowdonia excursion:

Nantlle Ridge:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6495214545/
Nant Gwynant valley from the summit of Yr Aran:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6495220243/

Rather pleased with them - seems all too long since I was actually pleased with a shot I've taken!

PP.
Nicholas Livesey on 12 Dec 2011
In reply to PontiusPirate: Great shots...looks like I was the wrong side of Snowdon!
In reply to PontiusPirate: I particularly like the first one. Nice balance of light in it.
PontiusPirate on 12 Dec 2011
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:

Cheers :-)

Which side were you on?!

PP.
PontiusPirate on 12 Dec 2011
In reply to Submit to Gravity:

Ta! :-)

Picked the best one out of the sequence as the light was changing so much.

PP.
Nicholas Livesey on 12 Dec 2011
In reply to PontiusPirate: I was pottering around near Llyn Caseg Fraith debating whether to head into the clag on Glyder Fach or wait where I was for a bit of light...I stayed put!

mikehike on 12 Dec 2011
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:
Just fliked through your whole album.
Very enjoyable.
Nicholas Livesey on 12 Dec 2011
In reply to mikehike: That's very kind, thanks Mike :-)
Sean Bell - on 16 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13: took this on wednesday. Had other ideas for it but it was a quick set up and v.cold..

http://seanbellphotography.blogspot.com/2011/12/rad-santa.html
CH - on 16 Dec 2011
CH - on 16 Dec 2011
GrendeI on 17 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13: Went out for the first time in aaages to take a few snaps, didnt really get anything worth sharing really but this is one of my favourites...

http://www.blipfoto.com/ArcticSoul
halo on 24 Dec 2011
In reply to icnoble:

That's a nice portrait shot.
ankyo - on 24 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13:
This was taken at about 7am after a callout with MR

http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1606384
icnoble on 24 Dec 2011
In reply to halo:
> (In reply to icnoble)
>
> That's a nice portrait shot.

Thank you. She was a great model which makes taking portrait photographs a lot easier.
Helnorris - on 25 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13: Some really fab photos here. Quite jealous :)
halo on 25 Dec 2011
In reply to icnoble:
> (In reply to halo)
> [...]
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> Thank you. She was a great model which makes taking portrait photographs a lot easier.

I think it's one aspect to my photography, I need to focus (pardon the pun) on more.
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halo on 25 Dec 2011
In reply to DreadyCraig:

Craig that is fantastic, I was doing some xmas shopping yesterday and came across some Lego® STARWARS™ kits and was so tempted but alas Fireman Sam won the missus over and me in the end (you get the picture).
halo on 25 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13:

Nice subject matter Flash. Here are a few of mine covering different subjects of course:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27040583@N06/6556546609/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27040583@N06/6513630871/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27040583@N06/6456629533/

And yes in the bottom shot, I believe I may have used too much flash directly from the left. But as Nick says it is a learning curve, but an enjoyable one at that.
captainH - on 25 Dec 2011
flash13 - on 25 Dec 2011
In reply to halo: im going to go back and re take those photos so the light is right, i recently bought understanding exposure and im starting to enjoy shooting in manual now. great shots such a nice variety of style and colours.
Janie - on 26 Dec 2011
In reply to halo: happy new relationship
ben@f-stopimages - on 26 Dec 2011
In reply to flash13:

A few snaps on Christmas eve before heading to the pub. just got a wireless flash trigger so now experimenting with off camera flash. lots to learn!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fstopimages/6564982301/
icnoble on 27 Dec 2011
In reply to beneboy: Great photograph
pffft - on 28 Dec 2011
flash13 - on 10 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13: i retook one of the pictures on a much duller day and i think with greater results.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/6675748567/in/photostream

here is also my first attempts at some night photography

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/6675750459/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/6675751529/in/photostream/
Mal Grey - on 11 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

I've nothing of the standard of most of those posted so far, but here are a few taken from the canoe this morning, on the Thames just outside Reading. Nature did most of the work!

I was desperately trying to keep the camera steady whilst drifting(Olympus Miu 1050 waterproof so a bit limiting, but I wouldn't have risked a DSLR in the canoe (again)!), and trying not to create ripples on the water.


http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/malgrey/Mornings/marsportjan2012030.jpg


http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/malgrey/Mornings/marsportjan2012037.jpg


http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/malgrey/Mornings/marsportjan2012044.jpg




ben@f-stopimages - on 11 Jan 2012
flash13 - on 22 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

continuing with my night photography. Any thoughts or suggestions?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/6744049159/in/photostream/lightbox/

cheers
Brian - on 23 Jan 2012
GrendeI on 23 Jan 2012
Anni on 23 Jan 2012
ankyo - on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to Anni:
Love the 3rd one. Beautiful.

Heres mine
http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1684728
Anni on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

Looking at your settings: You can try taking the ISO down to 100 to get a clearer image if youre shooting on a tripod. Was it windy at all? The overall pic looks a bit 'soft' and may have been down to some minor movement? If not a bit of post process sharpening could make it look a bit better? Otherwise very nicely exposed :o)

Personally, on the composition front, Id have been tempted to get in closer to the darker treeline with glowing lights behind and emphasise it more, the paler trees and water are a bit cluttered perhaps? Do like the horizontal chimney smoke! :o)
Anni on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to ankyo:

Nice hairy hoss :o)
flash13 - on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to Anni: to be honest i dont even know what white balance i shot this photo in which could have had a massive effect on the photo. i had a big iso to get a more accurate shutter speed for the correct exposure. its on my doorstep so i can play around with getting it right. it was a lot darker at that time than the picture suggests.
dissonance - on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

> continuing with my night photography. Any thoughts or suggestions?

think could do with a main focal point if that makes any sense (i am always dubious about commenting since dont feel placed to).
The one prior to it works well.

to throw in a semi night one.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dissonancefalling/6744053011/
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flash13 - on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to dissonance: im just playing around with it at the moment and im trying to find me feet. so any help is always useful. in that instance i did want the whole scene in the picture but then i quite like busy photographs but i understand the power of a more simple picture.
Brian - on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to Anni: Super shots Anni
Anni on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

Was this on a tripod or not? Night shots are better if you can use one, rather than just balancing on a wall etc, then you can lower the ISO all you want :o) I try not to shoot at above 200 if I can help it!!

I also tend to leave WB on auto unless im shooting sunsets/sunrise shots, it sorts itself out quite happily for 99% of pics :o)
Anni on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to dissonance:

Gorgeous pic, very nice composition :o)

Brian:

Thanks :o)
flash13 - on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to Anni: it was on a tripod but as you can tell from the smoke it was fairly windy, however the tripod is quite sturdy so it shouldnt have affected it too much. was a 30 second exposure.

Fabulous photos by the way your use of the macro lens is exemplary.
RossKirtley - on 23 Jan 2012
Bunchuk - on 23 Jan 2012
Had the film processed on Saturday afternoon and that evening on the train back home some absolute b*stard nicked the camera from right under my seat, git!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=263228017076315&set=a.263227987076318.59809.1513481515976...
Tom Last - on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to Bunchuk:

Really mate, that's harsh.
pffft - on 23 Jan 2012
These photos not taken this week, but got around to setting up a flickr account, and thought I would put up a couple of my favourites to start with. Fairly new to it all.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69855217@N04/6750240315/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/69855217@N04/6750237515/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/69855217@N04/6750238697/in/photostream/

If people could let me know what they thank that will be nice.
Thanks
IMA - on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to pffft: Love the middle one, felt the skyline in the final dominated; was pretty enough but became half a photo to me. On the other hand I'm a complete novice with my dslr and struggle with some shots so hardly the best critic.
Bunchuk - on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to Southern Man:

Yeah it was a battered Chinon CG-5 so probably they wouldn't have got more than twenty quid for it (most likely they just dumped it when they realized it wasn't the shiny new digital they were hoping for) but it was my first camera; travelled all round Kenya with that thing!
simon c on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

this one yesterday was quite nice.

http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1687076
PontiusPirate on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

Ok, not from the week just gone (I've still got to edit and process those), but I've a couple from the last month that I feel might be worthwhile... both on a theme of ice:

(Monochrome) Hexagon Sun
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6722595919/

Radiate
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6709742805/

PP.
PontiusPirate on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to simon c:

Like the space and mystery in that one :-)

PP.
PontiusPirate on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to Anni:

If you keep up those macro shots, I'm pretty sure you will get published... mark my words :-)

(I know there is no way of putting this that doesn't sound anything other than "damning faint praise", which its certainly not meant to be!) they are very "flickr-interesting" and hence very saleable :-)

PP.
PanzerHanzler on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to simon c:

Good shot - I like the line of birds in the background.
PanzerHanzler on 23 Jan 2012
In reply to Anni:

Rose in the drop of water = amazing.
PanzerHanzler on 23 Jan 2012
Simon Alden - on 24 Jan 2012
Anni on 25 Jan 2012
In reply to pffft:

Really lovely set of pictures. Fantastic composition exposure and colour on the roaches pic :o)

Only criticism of the other two: Excellent lighting in the second, shame its a little overexposed in the clouds but it doesnt detract a whole lot from the overall image. Third one, more of that gorgeous sky please!!! :oD
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Anni on 25 Jan 2012
In reply to PontiusPirate:

Hehe, you mean like I was earlier in the month?? ;o)

Ive had lots of offers recently of photographic 'work', all unpaid of course!! TBH have decided I dont particularly want to make any money out of taking pics, Im happy with the fact other people like them enough to pay them compliment, and what bigger compliment than posting it to their blog or making it a screensaver? :o)
halo on 26 Jan 2012
In reply to Bunchuk: I know the feeling, I parked up to get some shots of a sheep, which by all accounts has been ravaged by some wild animal.

I'd put my tripod down by the gate, it had gone, when i turned around! Kind of freaked me out a little.

Mal Grey - on 26 Jan 2012
tallsop on 26 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tallsop2012/6753892357/in/photostream

Took this in Beeley wood, derbyshire the other day. Ive just bought my 1st dslr this week and havve been messing with the shutter speed settings. Ive always wanted to take pictures of waterfalls/streams like this, still got some serious practising to do yet!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tallsop2012/6747775833/in/photostream

This one is of the Wier in Belper, Derbyshire. Noticed later on that there must be some dust on the lens that needs cleaning off as its left marks - oops!

Cheers,

Tom
Onion - on 26 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

Killing time in Aviemore, so i thought i'd share this picture i took just before new years.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/6626972835/in/photostream

Anni on 26 Jan 2012
In reply to tallsop:

Good effort, thats a really nice shot considering you only just bought the camera :o)

Anni on 26 Jan 2012
In reply to Onion:

Great pic, is it HDR?
ChrisJD on 26 Jan 2012
In reply to tallsop:

> Noticed later on that there must be some dust on the lens that needs cleaning off as its left marks - oops!


Those look like dust dots & hairs on your sensor (they often show up like this on long stopped down exposures)
Enty - on 26 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

I went for a run around summit of Mont Ventoux on Tuesday and caught these two. I saw six in total which is more than I've seen in the last 10 years.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/74840091@N03/6766312339/in/photostream/

E
TRip - on 26 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

The one of the Menai Bridge at the bottom of this blog post.

http://www.tomripleyclimbing.blogspot.com/2012/01/trees-mud-and-first-rock-of-2012.html

What do you think?
Onion - on 26 Jan 2012
In reply to Anni:

I'm glad you like it, I think it's my favourite shot that I've taken since i started out. I'm not sure I could repeat it though!



flash13 - on 26 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13: Just to say really inspiring and awesome pictures all round keep them coming.
osh on 26 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13: One I took in the slate quarry at the weekend. Not particularly dramatic or exciting, but I like it:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59846163@N07/6764820445/

tallsop on 27 Jan 2012
In reply to Anni: cheers! :)
tallsop on 27 Jan 2012
In reply to ChrisJD:
> (In reply to tallsop)
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> [...]
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> Those look like dust dots & hairs on your sensor (they often show up like this on long stopped down exposures)


Is it a big job to clean the sensor? can i do it myself or should i take it to be done professionally?

Cheers,

Tom
Tom G - on 27 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/81779377@N00/6772669181/
One of my first attempts at star scape. A few more attempts below. New to this night time photography business. Still figuring out ISOs and f-stops ;-) I'll get there yet! Need more time of an evening!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/81779377@N00/6772670239/lightbox/
I think this one needed a shorter exposure and higher ISO, or else a much longer exposure. Got cold myself so next time, eh?
Tom G - on 27 Jan 2012
In reply to osh:

That slate pic is really good. Plenty for the eye to digest
tallsop on 28 Jan 2012
In reply to Tom G:

Those look great Tom! I really want to try photographing stars. Andi Turner has some amazing photos of nebula's and stars on his flickr, you should check those out if you havn't already.

Took this yesterday, I think the ISO may be set a bit high? What do you guys think?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tallsop2012/6769928227/


Cheers,

Tom
ChrisJD on 28 Jan 2012
In reply to tallsop:
> (In reply to ChrisJD)

> Is it a big job to clean the sensor? can i do it myself or should i take it to be done professionally?

It's not a big job, but you will need to buy some stuff to do it.

Or you could get a pro to do it (you'll be fine to do it yourself).

Google D70 sensor cleaning - loads of info comes up on how to check and how to clean.


Warehouse Express sell all the bits you will need.

andrew549 on 28 Jan 2012
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M Mathieson - on 28 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

favourites from the week the first is of the wallace monument in stirling and the second is what i believe to be the remains of an old bird watching hide on the banks of loch Leven near kinross

http://www.flickr.com/photos/73734756@N08/6772387205/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/73734756@N08/6738872535/
Onion - on 30 Jan 2012
In reply to flash13:

Picture from a winter photo workshop i went to this weekend. Could be better but i'm pretty happy with it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/6790918801/in/photostream
CH - on 30 Jan 2012
I was at the same workshop as Onion!

Here's two early pics;

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.320430731331876.70376.237593562948927&type=1

CH - on 30 Jan 2012
In reply to Onion:

Hi, it's Colin. Hope you got home easily!

Tom dropped me off almost at my door. Which was super nice of him considering he still had 2+ hours to drive.

Nice bird in your shot!
Onion - on 30 Jan 2012
In reply to CH:

Got home around 4 because the flight was delayed but other than that it was rather uneventful. Must've been nice having a door to door taxi service! Hopefully some of the other guys will post some of their stuff on here, I mentioned the thread to Tom too - judging by his flickr account some of his should be impressive...

I'll get a few more of my shots up in the next few days when i've had a chance to edit the images.

Don't suppose you've had a chance to email those notes have you?



CH - on 30 Jan 2012
In reply to Onion:

Cool. Not yet re notes but will do it tonight. Spent the day looking through lots of images. It's been pointed out I've not even unpacked yet...
Onion - on 30 Jan 2012
In reply to CH:

Ha! Me neither. Not sure i'll need the thermals for a week in the office though...

No rush on the notes, wasn't sure if you'd sent them the other day and they hadn't come through so i thought i'd check.

Nice pictures btw, have you got many more to go through?
osh on 31 Jan 2012
In reply to Tom G:
> (In reply to osh)
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> That slate pic is really good. Plenty for the eye to digest

Thanks. I included the full size scan - the level of detail is quite impressive.

Here are two pictures I took with my digital camera in Snowdonia at the weekend that I was pretty pleased with:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59846163@N07/6776329283/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59846163@N07/6781071517/
Onion - on 02 Feb 2012
Onion - on 02 Feb 2012
In reply to Onion:
or ahem... 6 pictures...
Marc Elliott - on 03 Feb 2012
In reply to flash13:

A long exposure taken 6pm last night - no filters used :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joftan/6808428537/

And this one at 5.40pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joftan/6808511145/in/photostream
Onion - on 03 Feb 2012
In reply to flash13:

Another one just finished...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/6808077365/

Perhaps a little bit dark in the background?
CH - on 03 Feb 2012
In reply to Onion:

Dan, all looking good.

That's all my workshop photos now up here;
http://www.colinhenderson.co.uk/mountain-photos.html

Roll on the next one :-)
majortom - on 03 Feb 2012
CH - on 03 Feb 2012
In reply to majortom:

Tom, very nice.

Last from me on it - here's a blog post I've just written;

http://www.colinhenderson.co.uk/wordpress/2012/02/03/thoughts-on-lukasz-warzechas-winter-photography...
Onion - on 04 Feb 2012
dixmarra - on 04 Feb 2012
DreadyCraig - on 04 Feb 2012
In reply to flash13:
I didn't take it this week, but I did photoshop it this week.
http://flic.kr/p/bowAk6
Onion - on 14 Feb 2012
Anni on 15 Feb 2012
In reply to Onion:

Great set of landscapes, really crisp detail in them and lovely lighting :o)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniison/6768280505/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniison/6850627327/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniison/6862146089/in/photostream

Mostly been playing with more macro shots after being stuck inside & poorly lately. Also been discovering just how much more I can do with RAW than JPEG and how to process them properly. Total convert to RAW now!!
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simon c on 15 Feb 2012
In reply to Anni:

nice images Anni :-)
flash13 - on 19 Feb 2012
ChrisJD on 19 Feb 2012
In reply to flash13:

A very poorly executed hand held nine shot pano of the NHM. 24mm @ ISO1250 images stitched with AutoPanoPro. Stitched image is c 12,000 by 9,500.

Should have taken more time, but two small boys wanted to see the Blue Whale!

http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/16953684/1/UKC%20Dropbox?h=de7df3



Joss - on 19 Feb 2012
In reply to flash13:
Just learning to use my DSLR, loving every minute of it. I had a go at waterdrop photography last night and was very pleased with the result. No fancy equipment, just the built in flash and a droplet of red coloured water into a bowl. I love the vortex of water under the 'spike' of water in the first picture.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16320242@N05/6899009035/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16320242@N05/6899022985/in/photostream/



Onion - on 19 Feb 2012
In reply to Joss:

Some good pictures! Especially like the one of your dog!
flash13 - on 19 Feb 2012
In reply to Joss: i must say love the first photo its very striking and simplistic which is brilliant!
Anni on 19 Feb 2012
In reply to flash13:

Wow, not surprised you're proud of it, great photo!! :o) I really like all of these, to the point of 'I wish I'd taken that'. I'm glad some of my comments seemed to help too!
flash13 - on 19 Feb 2012
In reply to Anni: thanks for the lovely feedback, i am similarly jealous of your macro shots :)
PontiusPirate on 19 Feb 2012
In reply to flash13:

Really like the "trees and street-light" shots - how do they look in b&w? Removing that familiar orange could be nicely abstracting :-)

For once I got *very* lucky with the weather and potential subjects last Sunday - here's the four best:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6865531267/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6865530221/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6865529851/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6865529445/

I struggle to choose between them, but probably the first and last... and Anni may notice a cheeky little homage to her macro shots in the third one! ;-)

PP.
flash13 - on 19 Feb 2012
In reply to PontiusPirate: i took an overall shot in b/w and didnt like it, i think the orange really makes the picture for me, i was lucky to have such clear skys to drop some stars in on it!
GrendeI on 19 Feb 2012
In reply to flash13: http://www.blipfoto.com/ArcticSoul

This weeks climbing shot :)
majortom - on 25 Feb 2012
In reply to GrendeI:

A couple of shots from a PYB winter mountaineering course last week:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomkellett/6926033571/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomkellett/6926032819/
Onion - on 26 Feb 2012
In reply to majortom:

Nice pics Tom, glad you had plenty of snow too!

Here's a panorama i took yesterday, first proper go i've ever had at one!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/6930897329/in/photostream/
majortom - on 26 Feb 2012
In reply to Onion:

Cheers! Unfortunately, that was the first day and it rained solidly after that, but at least we got one decent day in.
holly138 - on 29 Feb 2012
Recently bought a micro 4/3s camera and am learning as a complete novice. This is one of my fav pictures so far, but I must admit it was a total accident, a bus drove through my shot!

https://picasaweb.google.com/108986445256085934530/LondonOct2011?authkey=Gv1sRgCMG19qj1uoPqzQE#57143...
Onion - on 29 Feb 2012
In reply to Holly Spice:

Holly, the link doesn't work!

Would love to see the picture though...
Hannes on 29 Feb 2012
In reply to flash13: The stairs up snowdon last sunday http://www.flickr.com/photos/hannesgranberg/6940503277/
goli - on 29 Feb 2012
In reply to flash13: My favourite this year....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24lfuWVi9SI

Oli
holly138 - on 29 Feb 2012
RossKirtley - on 01 Mar 2012
In reply to flash13: Just got back from a trip to Rjukan, we caught the conditions window perfectly. Have a flick through, feedback would be happily received. http://www.flickr.com/photos/75084050@N08/
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Microwired22 - on 01 Mar 2012
In reply to flash13: Took this at the weekend; not too good as i'm a beginner! enjoy it though :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/liam_chester/6943823715/in/photostream
chrisprescott - on 11 Mar 2012
In reply to flash13: First time i've uploaded anything to UKC -

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=193607
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=193608

Half of the votes appear to be 2 or 3 stars, would be interested to know what makes them 'poor' shots in other peoples opinions.
Ken Lewis - on 13 Mar 2012
Was in Madrid on Sunday with my better half and we decided to visit the Museo del Prado to view the world's biggest collection of Rubens masterpieces.

In the end we couldnt get there because of this angry bunch, nothing whatsoever to do with climbing or the outdoors, but possibly related to what will be happening on the streets of Britain in the near future.


"As*h0le reform is not the solution. Going to lapland your f*ck*ng mother."
(quote is no joke! translated by google translate, would love to get a more accurate one from a fluent Spanish speaker)
http://s113156749.websitehome.co.uk/images/madrid/a-hole-reform.jpg


A woman being deafened by someone...
http://s113156749.websitehome.co.uk/images/madrid/stop-deafening-me.jpg


If you use scissors to attack my shopping trolley I'll kick a construction worker up the backside...
http://s113156749.websitehome.co.uk/images/madrid/very-grumpy.jpg


The first time I have managed to photograph a Marxist revolutionary in the wild...
http://s113156749.websitehome.co.uk/images/madrid/marxist-revolutionary.jpg


Here is another Marxist vandalising a traffic light...
http://s113156749.websitehome.co.uk/images/madrid/no-one-will-see-me.jpg
DreadyCraig - on 13 Mar 2012
In reply to flash13:
OK so this wasn't taken this week, it was last week. But I really like it and wanted to share it
http://flic.kr/p/bmZupo
icnoble on 13 Mar 2012
DreadyCraig - on 13 Mar 2012
In reply to icnoble:
I prefer this one of yours http://flic.kr/p/bpvS5f
I like the way the lasers reflect in the water.
Also, what are the Preston lasers??
icnoble on 13 Mar 2012
PontiusPirate on 14 Mar 2012
In reply to flash13:

I was in the Dolomites (for the first time) ski-ing to a moderate degree of success and getting gobsmacked by the scenery (when it emerged from the cloud).

I only have the compact with me (which only takes jpegs), so I've probably stretched the processing too far on this one; 'Mountains of the Mind':
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6831299606/
(could do with an id on the mountains, I can't remember exactly where we were when I took that!)
My favourite from the week is, strangely, probably this one, ' the view from the seat', taken on the way home...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6977428717/

PP.
Tall Clare - on 31 Mar 2012
In reply to flash13:

Not taken this week, but finally printed this week: http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_j_d/7031831883/in/photostream

(thought I'd resurrect the thread as I find it interesting)
CH - on 31 Mar 2012
I took these last week on the Grey Corries;

http://www.colinhenderson.co.uk/mountain-photos.html

And I wrote a wee blog about the weekend here -

http://www.colinhenderson.co.uk/wordpress/2012/03/31/short-sleeves-and-sunshine-on-the-grey-corries

if anyone interested.
Tom Last - on 31 Mar 2012
In reply to flash13:

I was pretty happy with this set.

http://www.dipintosales.co.uk/thisisCornwall/Search?s=cage+fighting

Not photographed much contact sport before and never cage fighting (MMA). It was a wee bit tricky as the newsdesk wouldn't pay for a place on a ladder, so due to flash vs cage issues, I had to shoot mostly on available on my old 1dmkII which isn't exactly built for low light. Still they came out alright I reckon, I like the girl with her face covered in blood and the bloke pressed against the cage best (although the copywrite info is a bit annoying).
Marky Mark - on 02 Apr 2012
In reply to Southern Man:

nice to see this thread again. This was from the sunset friday evening.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marklandon/7030515435/in/photostream
dissonance - on 02 Apr 2012
In reply to Marky Mark:

doesnt really do the scene justice but i quite like this one

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dissonancefalling/6889396524/in/photostream
dissonance - on 02 Apr 2012
In reply to Tall Clare:

> (thought I'd resurrect the thread as I find it interesting)

that, taramin, is rather scary looking.
Tall Clare - on 02 Apr 2012
In reply to dissonance:

Don't say that! He/she was very inquisitive.
LJ - on 02 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13:

Enjoyed looking through this thread, some fantastic shots. Heres some of mine from saturday, a slipstones visit and one from surprise view

http://www.flickr.com/photos/70821804@N04/7038249383
http://www.flickr.com/photos/70821804@N04/6890546330
http://www.flickr.com/photos/70821804@N04/6890544592
http://www.flickr.com/photos/70821804@N04/7036638025

flash13 - on 02 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13: its nice to see this thread being resurrected time and time again. here are my best offerings from the last week the first being my favourite.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/6893797704/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/6893798972/in/photostream/

i know perhaps a little over exposed but i need to get me some filters!
PontiusPirate on 02 Apr 2012
In reply to Tall Clare:

Really liking your animals stuff.

Anyway, here's my effort using small and digital and pretending to be b&w film! ;-)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6893668278/
Very glad to have a camera with me :-)

PP.
PontiusPirate on 02 Apr 2012
In reply to LJ:

'6892154822' is my favourite there - there's something velvety about that blue and a nice mix of calm in the composition.
PontiusPirate on 02 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13:

I prefer '6893798972'... though straighten the horizon please! ;-)
There's something very nostalgic about that late evening sepia tinge. :-)

PP.
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Ken Lewis - on 02 Apr 2012
In reply to PontiusPirate:
> (In reply to flash13)
>
> I prefer '6893798972'... though straighten the horizon please! ;-)

The tree trunks look vertical to me. I think the curvature of the bay as it moves into the distance is confusing you.
Marc Elliott - on 03 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13:

Managed a quick trip down to Bedruthan Steps last night.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/joftan/6894071188/
Nadir khan - on 03 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13: http://www.nadirkhanphotography.co.uk/image/328

i think this is my favourite shot from a recent photo trip to Morocco
Kemics - on 03 Apr 2012
In reply to Nadir khan:

Very rarely moved by photography but your photos are incredible! Starting clicking through the gallery and cant stop. Absolute master-class is colouring....please sell some prints!
Nadir khan - on 03 Apr 2012
In reply to Kemics:
> (In reply to Nadir khan)
>
> Very rarely moved by photography but your photos are incredible! Starting clicking through the gallery and cant stop. Absolute master-class is colouring....please sell some prints!

Thank you Kemics, all the prints are for sale if you email me i can sort it out for you , regards

PanzerHanzler on 03 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13:

Taken this week at a local mountain bike meet:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanzler666/6889927476/in/photostream

The rider was able to carry on and finish with little more than hurt pride;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanzler666/7042042459/in/photostream

From a recent time trial:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanzler666/6865768326/in/photostream
PanzerHanzler on 03 Apr 2012
In reply to Nadir khan:

Good moment captured there, very nice colours.
ayuplass - on 04 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13:

I got to use my new tripod for the first time in my mums garden

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ayuplass70/6893506130/in/photostream
asherh on 04 Apr 2012
xusa on 04 Apr 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: I can only say wow! Amazing pictures
xusa on 04 Apr 2012
Hello all!!

Now that i have all of you photographers together i would like to ask you something and be honest i will not be offended, I've always loved photography and last year i bought a DSLR camera but... i don't know how to use photoshop the only thing i touch from the pictures is either the exposure, levels or the gamma stuff.... so because i don't know how to use it and i don't know where to start learning it i kind of lost a bit of interest and i take much less than before so my questions are...

Can you look at some of my pictures and tell me if i have any hope? if they are any good? i don't know about light, texture or anything of those things that you talk about...

Is there any book to learn how to use it? Where could i buy it?

Do i need to buy photoshop? This is my biggest dissapointment, i just wonder if all of you that take this amazing pictures use photoshop or you do it all from the camera, and if you use photoshop do you buy it? because is incredible expensive!!!

Thanks a lot for taking your time with it...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41567256@N05/5429138289/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41567256@N05/5429131703/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41567256@N05/5429732358/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41567256@N05/5429118549/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41567256@N05/5429742646/
Brian - on 04 Apr 2012
In reply to xusa: I like your guitar shot. I do use photoshop to process all of my shots which are all shot in RAW format
Wesley Orvis - on 04 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13:

Just took some amazing shots of the sun setting behind Great Gable from Red Screes summit,how do i load one up?
hwackerhage - on 05 Apr 2012
Over the last winter I have taken a series of photos of the North East of Scotland under a full moon, at dawn and at dusk. I have only posted them this week:

http://graniteandice.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/scotland-in-twilight.html
wilfbiffherb - on 05 Apr 2012
I took this one about a week ago whilst bouldering with a friend at thorn crag in lancashire

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=195215

pretty chuffed with how it came out
Frogger - on 05 Apr 2012
In reply to xusa:


Really like the wet plants one. Nice subject, nicely shot!

xusa on 07 Apr 2012
In reply to Brian: What is RAW format?
xusa on 07 Apr 2012
In reply to Frogger: Thank you!
Nicholas Livesey on 07 Apr 2012
Brian - on 07 Apr 2012
In reply to xusa:Raw image files are sometimes called digital negatives, as they fulfill the same role as negatives in film photography: that is, the negative is not directly usable as an image, but has all of the information needed to create an image. Likewise, the process of converting a raw image file into a viewable format is sometimes called developing a raw image, by analogy with the film development process used to convert photographic film into viewable prints. The selection of the final choice of image rendering is part of the process of white balancing and color grading.

Like a photographic negative, a raw digital image may have a wider dynamic range or color gamut than the eventual final image format, and it preserves most of the information of the captured image. The purpose of raw image formats is to save, with minimum loss of information, data obtained from the sensor, and the conditions surrounding the capturing of the image (the metadata).
Nicholas Livesey on 07 Apr 2012
In reply to Brian: I've been resisting RAW Brian but finally got around to shooting in it today. Having played around in lightroom I don't think I'll be shooting as many jpegs in future!!!
Brian - on 07 Apr 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: You can download the beta version of CS6 from adobe - I've been playing with the new raw converter today.
Russell Lovett - on 08 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13: What is it with me and the weather, over the lakes yesterday, got some shots of Corvus hand traverse ( not put them up yet but will). It seams that every time I go out walking or climbing it's either to hot and hazy or totaly overcast and grey. Oh well k sara sara.
halo on 08 Apr 2012
In reply to Brian: You could also use this: http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/events/enu/2011/Q2/photodirector2011/index.jsp

It's a great piece of kit, the new updated version PhotoDirector 3 has just been released and while yes I do use Photoshop CS5.5, I have to say this relatively inexpensive and has a similar RAW converter model to that of Photoshop.
halo on 08 Apr 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: Nick you have been wowing us, with some amazing landscape shots. Am sure you'll get to grips with the 7D soon. ;-)
Pursued by a bear - on 08 Apr 2012
In reply to halo: Not taken this week but scanned yesterday. Does that count? I've been slowly working through my old slides in idle moments and found this one of the Aiguille de Blaitière, which I was pleased to discover.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/7053961761/in/photostream

T.
halo on 10 Apr 2012
In reply to Pursued by a bear:
> (In reply to halo) Not taken this week but scanned yesterday. Does that count? I've been slowly working through my old slides in idle moments and found this one of the Aiguille de Blaitière, which I was pleased to discover.
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/7053961761/in/photostream
>
> T.

Am damn glad you did!
Pursued by a bear - on 10 Apr 2012
In reply to halo: Why thank you. I stuck some more up there yesterday (it wasn't really a day for playing outside, was it?) so there are now pictures of all three pitches of Dream of White Horses on my flickr site for anyone that's interested. Not great ones, but it was quite dull when they were taken, but nevertheless.

T.
Dom Brown - on 10 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13: It would be interesting to get peoples opinions in some of these please.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/db91/
Dom Brown - on 10 Apr 2012
In reply to DB1: Should add I'm new to photography so I'm doing a lot of playing at the moment.
phja - on 10 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13:

This is one of mine...I like the lighting.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=195010

Marky Mark - on 10 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13:

I've seen a lot of this style of photo on flickr before, crisp architectural curves and varying shades of white, but never had chance to try it with a suitable subject until this weekend. I was in the Liverpool museum and the staircase lent itself to this shot. Shot in RAW and processed in Lightroom 3 to accentuate the lines and variations in white. (small tweak to exposure and ramped up the brightness and blacks)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marklandon/6915366864/in/photostream
PontiusPirate on 10 Apr 2012
In reply to Marky Mark:

Definitely a fan of that style and this particular shot Mark :-)

I've got two to choose between; one a subject I keep returning to (and I don't think as compositionally successful as I initially thought it was), and the other very much out of my current comfort zone (and back into my old black and white emulsion days!

The former:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6915545448/

The latter:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/7061629667/

Cheers,

PP.
captainH - on 11 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13:

I did intend to spend the whole of this week in the North of England, however Sunday Morning on the North Yorkshire Moors the engine of my car threw a bit of a fit. I'm now at home (Oxfordshire) with my car in my local garage courtesy of the RAC.

Not especially pleased with any photos I've taken this week partly due to lighting, and also my inability to get the camera to the angles I had invisioned, here is a few from up in the air:

Thorpe Marsh Power Station http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamishfenton/6912069558/

Teeside Works, Redcar (Steel Works) http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamishfenton/6915375096/

Walking http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamishfenton/6915118580/
flash13 - on 11 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13: here is my best offering of the week taken with my phone, was at work so didnt have my proper camera with me!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/6922986022/in/photostream
chris fox on 12 Apr 2012
Bulls Crack - on 12 Apr 2012
Henry Iddon - on 16 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13:

Er this is a pic of the scene having taken a pic...... http://twitpic.com/9agndr
halo on 18 Apr 2012
In reply to DB1: Hi Dom cool shots, have given you feedback on the site rather than on here.
halo on 18 Apr 2012
In reply to Henry Iddon: Red Tarn is always a fave, though I do prefer shooting in Wales, in particular mountain waterfall:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rothwell172/6892285926/
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halo on 18 Apr 2012
In reply to Bulls Crack: Nice collection from Salford Quays, taken a couple there myself.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rothwell172/6865932497/ You definately want to look at this guy though for shots of Salford Quays, Chris uses welding glass to great effect.

Am sure you will like Andy ;-)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32790955@N03/5815385785/
icnoble on 19 Apr 2012
osh on 19 Apr 2012
Dom Brown - on 19 Apr 2012
In reply to halo: cool thanks, I saw the comments. cheers for the advice, I'll bear it in mind.
halo on 19 Apr 2012
In reply to icnoble: It shows great technique, i've done that myself it really does work. Your work shows great detail, where did you purchase the 'Kiron' lense Iain if I can pry?

Looks like it produces crisp clean image.
halo on 19 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13: Totally agree with you, it's a nice forum to come back to, glad to see the thread is enjoying longevity! Must be the clientelle!
Nicholas Livesey on 21 Apr 2012
Nadir khan - on 21 Apr 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:

Good shots , strong skies .
Nadir khan - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13: About as far removed from climbing as its possible to be but thats the challenge of photographing things that are outside of your day to day experience
http://nadirkhanphotography.co.uk/blog/?attachment_id=337
http://nadirkhanphotography.co.uk/blog/?attachment_id=335
http://nadirkhanphotography.co.uk/blog/?attachment_id=340
Pursued by a bear - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13: I was very pleased to have captured this shot of an adder whilst in Cornwall last week. Nothing remarkable, but it was a lively beast and the camera I was using didn't have a great zoom so getting a decent shot meant getting a little closer than I, and presumably it, was comfortable with.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/6953330984/in/photostream

T.
ben@f-stopimages - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to Nadir khan:

Great stuff Nadir, I love the diversity of your portfolio. All very striking.
ben@f-stopimages - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to flash13:

A few pic from yesterday on the blog. The April showers are great for landscapes!

http://f-stopimages.blogspot.co.uk/

Cheers

Ben
Chalk - on 22 Apr 2012
Nadir khan - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to beneboy:
> (In reply to Nadir khan)
>
> Great stuff Nadir, I love the diversity of your portfolio. All very striking.
thanks , I live 3.5 hours away from any decent climbing so have to find inspiration in whatevers to hand . The good thing about that though is that it makes you work harder for the shot which is a good thing .. i think ?

Nadir khan - on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to beneboy: There's some great stuff on your blog , the oil seed rape is great , just a god send for photographers
halo on 22 Apr 2012
In reply to beneboy:

Great work Ben, i've got a an Big Lee stopper about 10 stops, good for a bright day. However I think you can lose the natural aspect to the image when using them.
Anni on 27 Apr 2012
In reply to icnoble:

Nice use of stacking there! My previous attempts have been a bit 'sterile' looking, but those bluebells are gorgeous. Must have another go :o)
Pursued by a bear - on 27 Apr 2012
In reply to Chalk: Those two are rather good. I'm tempted to ask how you took them, but I suspect that I probably wouldn't appreciate the method as much as the result, which is wonderful stuff.

T.
Chalk - on 28 Apr 2012
In reply to Pursued by a bear: Thanks, The method isn't too difficult, just takes a bit of patience to setup and get the right shot.

Setup, was a bowl of water and a freezer bag above with food colouring. Then just need an external flash to make sure you freeze the motion.


Another one i like that i took today:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan1984/6975246634/in/photostream
Nadir khan - on 04 May 2012
In reply to flash13: thought I'd resurrect this thread , quite liked this shot from today
http://www.nadirkhanphotography.co.uk/image/381
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halo on 06 May 2012
In reply to Nadir khan: Nice to see the topic is still ongoing:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rothwell172/7144825855/
Nicholas Livesey on 07 May 2012
In reply to halo: That's a fab shot...I've checked out the exif data and it looks as though you've got a nice long lens; I'd struggle with my 17-40!

Here's a few from yesterday...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7003863332/sizes/l/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7149878787/sizes/l/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7004234254/sizes/l/in/photostream/
icnoble on 07 May 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: Lovely photographs
Nicholas Livesey on 07 May 2012
In reply to icnoble: Many thanks...I'll give you a ring in the week if that's ok :)
icnoble on 08 May 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:
> (In reply to icnoble) Many thanks...I'll give you a ring in the week if that's ok :)

Not a problem.


icnoble on 08 May 2012
In reply to flash13: I took this photograph in the studio last week

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68196842@N08/7154615412/
Brian - on 08 May 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:Your getting a hang of that new camera !
halo on 11 May 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:
> (In reply to halo) That's a fab shot...I've checked out the exif data and it looks as though you've got a nice long lens; I'd struggle with my 17-40!
>
> Here's a few from yesterday...
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7003863332/sizes/l/in/photostream/
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7149878787/sizes/l/in/photostream/
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7004234254/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Cheers Nick yeah a nice 300mm lense, does the trick, and great for panning.

Thanks for liking my friend.

halo on 11 May 2012
In reply to Wesley Orvis: Hi Wesley not sure if anyone has answered you, go into the Photos TAB above, click on My Photo Gallery, you see on your photo page a button which says Add to gallery.

Select the correct format when loading up, then fill in the text copyright boxes etc.

Regards

David
LJ - on 13 May 2012
In reply to flash13: Explored Wyming Brook for the first time today, lovely place, not sure how i haven't been before!

Was a good opportunity to have a proper crack at water movement

http://www.flickr.com/photos/70821804@N04/7190768172/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/70821804@N04/7190766366/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/70821804@N04/7190762900/in/photostream/

Unfortunately i didn't have long to explore with camera, will have to go back soon!
flash13 - on 15 May 2012
In reply to flash13: im really happy to see this thread is still going strong its great to see how many people can use a camera to produce such different fantastic images. So thanks to all who contribute and give feedback :)

here is my latest offering i would be interested to see if people think this is a good photo!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/7205326918/in/photostream
Onion - on 16 May 2012
In reply to flash13:

Nice double rainbow!

I've not had much chance to get out and take climbing related pictures recently. The set of 3 pictures below are from a college course i've just finished. I was told that I couldn't do something climbing related because that's pretty much all i've submitted for the course so far.

The aim with this set was to portray how graffiti largely goes unnoticed...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/7208963708/in/set-72157629754604526/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/7208967412/in/set-72157629754604526/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/7208965580/in/set-72157629754604526/

The last one's my least favourite. Pretty poor composition/subject matter...
Chalk - on 16 May 2012
Glyno - on 17 May 2012
In reply to flash13:

Just getting the hang of this malarkey - six photos stitched together forming a panorama of Blencathra from Clough Head yesterday...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4FphaOPaD-M/T7Qwm5VD2bI/AAAAAAAABqM/tCjAc0ThWcc/s1600/blencathrapan01_stit...

...Isn't Microsoft ICE brilliant?

Glyno - on 21 May 2012
CH - on 21 May 2012
Does last week count?

A week in Skye and it rained pretty much constantly;

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=198219

I'm trying not to think how nice it is this week...
halo on 23 May 2012
In reply to flash13: This week I've been to Haworth on an 1940s weekender see my portfolio, but did a spot of driving to Wales and popped in by Plas-Y-Brenin and decided to take this:

http://500px.com/photo/7868973
rallymania - on 24 May 2012
In reply to flash13:

popped into my local "park" at lunchtime yesterday for a play about with my camera

i'm very much a point and shooter who wants to be better but hasn't quite got the eye for it, or something like that

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45397504@N05/sets/72157629874370032/
flash13 - on 25 May 2012
In reply to flash13: here is my offering for the week, yet another phone snap but i am going to recreate with my better camera as i love the feel to the shot.
Halo your shot was lovely incredible to get water that still.
Rallymania i think you have some lovely shot but i think a lot of getting the right photo is thinking about will i want to look at this more than once then you will be on to a winner. Photography is very much subjective just like climbing grades!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/7266509100/in/photostream
Nicholas Livesey on 27 May 2012
In reply to flash13: I had an early morning yesterday, getting up at 3am for the shot that would make me rich and famous!

Sadly it didn't really turn out that good...we really need to get rid of this unbroken blue sky and throw some clouds into the mix! Oh, and the haze doesn't help either ;)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7278809060/in/photostream/lightbox/
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Nadir khan - on 27 May 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: nice one and good effort with the 3 am start . i Give up on dawn shots in the summer , save that for later in the year . What did you have the WB on ?
Nicholas Livesey on 27 May 2012
In reply to Nadir khan: Cheers Nadir, I usually ramp up the Kelvins in my shots but for this one the WB was auto as there was plenty of red there already.

I can't wait until the days get shorter...getting up that early just can't be good for you!
Nadir khan - on 28 May 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: the deadline for the submissions for 'Landscape photographer of the year are in mid July. you should definitely submit some of your work for it . Sean got in the final last year . I'm entering it this year as well , got shortlisted last year but didn't make the final , BW
Nicholas Livesey on 28 May 2012
In reply to Nadir khan:
> (In reply to Nicholas Livesey) the deadline for the submissions for 'Landscape photographer of the year are in mid July. you should definitely submit some of your work for it . Sean got in the final last year . I'm entering it this year as well , got shortlisted last year but didn't make the final , BW

It gets a bit of stack on here but just imagine of you won!I registered a couple of weeks ago but I'm leaving it a little bit longer until I enter incase I get some some real belters. The very best of luck to you Nadir, I hope you do well...but not too well!!! ;)
davidbeynon - on 28 May 2012
Nadir khan - on 28 May 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: Game On !!
Nadir khan - on 28 May 2012
In reply to flash13: This one i quite like the feel of
http://www.nadirkhanphotography.co.uk/image/396
Nicholas Livesey on 28 May 2012
In reply to Nadir khan: Very nice Nadir..looks windy!
Onion - on 28 May 2012
In reply to flash13:

Some pictures from this weekend. Not climbing ones unfortunately, I spent some of this weekend checking out the uber-tans and the planes at Southend Airshow.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/sets/72157629940864870/

Hope the weather holds out for the bank holiday weekend, I might return to some on-topic pictures then!
Nicholas Livesey on 05 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13: I was up at 2am yesterday for a trot up Crib Goch. I didn't get the images that I have visualised but I sat there for an hour and a half soaking in the atmosphere which was changing by the second!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7155598447/sizes/l/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7154240223/sizes/l/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7155798109/sizes/l/in/photostream/
halo on 05 Jun 2012
In reply to osh: I did like the shots Osh, especially your Pen Yr Ole Wen capture.
LJ - on 10 Jun 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: Good effort making it up there for sunrise, worth it though lovely shots.
Just returned from a Northumberland holiday and couldn't drag myself out of bed at sunrise! However got some evening shots im quite happy with. Having played briefly with grads before i purchased some hitch grads for this holiday to how they worked, so any feedback greatly received.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/70821804@N04/7172559335/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/70821804@N04/7357770402/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/70821804@N04/7172548733/in/photostream
ChrisJD on 10 Jun 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:

So what happened to the 7D?
Nicholas Livesey on 10 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13: I took both but got sick of moving my tripod around so whipped out the G12 for a few shots!
Nicholas Livesey on 10 Jun 2012
In reply to LJ: Really nice shots there LJ :)
Chalk - on 12 Jun 2012
Pursued by a bear - on 12 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13: Good to see this thread has lasted over six months now.

I'm quite pleased with the light in this one, though it's nothing really out of the ordinary. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/7172745071/in/photostream

There's something of a rant on my taking pictures of flowers on the photo following too, should anyone wish to share in/laugh at the state to which my late forties have reduced me.

T.
flash13 - on 12 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13: No pictures from me this week as it has been an absolute washout on the south coast, could have had some great photos from portland on friday with 10ft barrelling waves but hey i didnt take the camera and was too busy teaching!

Im pleased this thread is still going and with over 7500 views im happy to have started it, may it continue.

Oh good to see lots of positivity rather than the usual ukc attitudes you see in many other forums..
Sean Kelly - on 12 Jun 2012
ChrisJD on 14 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13:

A few from an 8 minute stop (I checked the metadata!) on Mull on Jubilee weekend [The family has a low tolerance nowadays to image taking]. Apparently these are quite well known old boats - we just drove past and I shouted "Sttttoooopppp".

These are not HDR. Processed in LR, Pans stitched in AutoPanoPro. Won't be to everyone's taste (which is a good thing).

https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/16953684/1/120614UKC?h=b80c34
icnoble on 14 Jun 2012
CH - on 14 Jun 2012
I was working at Fort William Mountain Biking World Cup last weekend. Here's a few shots not on brief;

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.405779582796990.85090.237593562948927&type=3
PontiusPirate on 14 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13:

Ok, not strictly from this week (actually from June the 4th - we were waiting for, and the disappointed by, the Jubilee beacons) but only processed last night:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/7369902000/

It probably only makes any sense very big, but I'm pleased how an out-and-out experiment has turned out.

Ta,

PP.
PontiusPirate on 14 Jun 2012
In reply to ChrisJD:

Really, really like the first and third of that sequence: nice sense of the texture of decay, and the faintly cross-processed look to the colour palate suits the subject :-)

PP.
flash13 - on 14 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13: Finally have this weeks offering taken last night on a lovely evening, i would like some feedback on what people think.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/7372924668/in/photostream

loving the colours and texture to the boat photos chris.
flash13 - on 14 Jun 2012
In reply to PontiusPirate: incredible colours in the top half of the picture, a very nice shot. Im not to hot on editing so my last photo is just cropped!
Max Harms on 15 Jun 2012
PontiusPirate on 15 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13:

Nice composition idea :-)

PP.
flash13 - on 16 Jun 2012
In reply to PontiusPirate: you mean i have given you an idea or my idea was good?
Marc Elliott - on 18 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13:

Taken last night in Bude.

www.flickr.com/photos/77468056@N07/7389852368/

Pretty much as it came out the camera - precessed the RAW file with slight adjustments in exposure, contrast and white balance , and a touch of sharpening
Marc Elliott - on 18 Jun 2012
CacCarnBeag - on 20 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13: http://www.flickr.com/photos/findlayc/7407838418/in/photostream/lightbox/

Taken with an old 35mm Cannon AE1 Program slr.
CacCarnBeag - on 21 Jun 2012
Nicholas Livesey on 23 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13: I was on earlies last week, the weather has been a bit hit and miss but I managed t get this one before work...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7408846194/in/photostream
PontiusPirate on 23 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13:

> (In reply to PontiusPirate) you mean i have given you an idea or my idea was good?

Your idea was good!

Anyway - this is from last Saturday - ended up in Padley Gorge shooting hand-held, in low light with a wide-open aperture at high iso values: totally out of my comfort zone!

"Money, Growing on Trees"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/7425830264/

I think that set is no where near as good as I thought at the time (strangely, the results looked better on the camera's lcd screen than on my monitor - usually its the other way round!)
I'd be interested to see what other people think of the other three (there may be more to put up - I have a few shots of a particularly gnarly and ruined tree): over-done, over-green, or whatever?

PP.


Nicholas Livesey on 24 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13: I was treated to nice bit of light today...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7434003032/
PontiusPirate on 24 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13:

Nice use of an ND grad there Nic... or was that all lucky timing with the light to bring in all 'within range' for the camera?

Anyway - I was out today - got quite a few, but it was more of a reccie for future locations and opportunities so I've only put up 4 out of the 30-odd I kept on the card from my wanderings.

This is rather un-summery, but perhaps the most striking of the colour images:
the discarded flowers of 'Withered Memorials' - http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/7435105070/

and this is somewhat more in-keeping with the season we are *meant* to be having:
'Make a glove for a fox's paw' -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/7435104680/

Ta,

PP.

peewee2008 - on 24 Jun 2012
PontiusPirate on 24 Jun 2012
In reply to peewee2008:

I like that! That's got a lot of character + it's well composed and you've even got an obligingly contrasting background to bring out the otherwise muted colour of the subject out :-)

PP.
flash13 - on 25 Jun 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: Incredible light Nic, you dont get to see that everyday!

well here are my best 2 offerings for the week, both arnt brilliant but i like them for what they are. the second was especially hard to capture!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/7442646244/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/7442653670/in/photostream/
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Nicholas Livesey on 29 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13: Cheers Flash, I really like your avenue of trees...looks like a great place that.

I was out again last night and found some more poppies on my doorstep!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7462949706/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7465473316/in/photostream
flash13 - on 29 Jun 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: thanks, i was quite lucky because i literally pulled over to reply to a text message and that was what i found.
The first picture is incredible, i just dont know how you get this fabulous moody photos!
homing-penguin - on 30 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13: Nice pics dude, artful!

I made a video this week at Guillmot Ledge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWNcwams82A

I do more vids than pics now.
mark s - on 30 Jun 2012
In reply to flash13: if id put up the pics i have taken this week i would get an instant ban
homing-penguin - on 30 Jun 2012
In reply to Mark

LMFAO

Children?!
halo on 01 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13: Here we go:

http://500px.com/photo/9024884

David
halo on 01 Jul 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: Excellent will power skills!
halo on 01 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13: Very bouncy subject Martyn, congrats!
halo on 01 Jul 2012
In reply to peewee2008: Such a cool capture, love the shot.
flash13 - on 01 Jul 2012
In reply to halo: cheers David he was scared of the camera so he was chasing me when i was holding it, i was running taking those shots!! your picture is incredible it looks fairytale like!
flash13 - on 05 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13: oh i can reply to this one now! how weird is that i couldnt earlier, nevermind..
Alyson - on 05 Jul 2012
In reply to halo:
> (In reply to flash13) Here we go:
>
> http://500px.com/photo/9024884
>
I don't know what associations that colour palatte is making in my mind but I find it vaguely sinister, in a post-apocalyptic, distopian kind of way. Possibly it reminds me of some movie I've watched, I'm not sure! I like it, it hints at a story somehow.

I was playing around with some longish exposures on water last night too, as part of an ongoing project featuring red balloons. I'm really just using the balloon as a tool to make me think a bit more creatively and have a bigger input into the subject of my photographs, because I know that's my weakest area.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/a1yson/7503831570/in/set-72157629189256707
dunc56 - on 05 Jul 2012
In reply to homing-penguin:
> (In reply to flash13) Nice pics dude, artful!
>
> I made a video this week at Guillmot Ledge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWNcwams82A
>
> I do more vids than pics now.

You are Tom Ford - I claim my £5 !
Mikkel - on 05 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13:

Finaly got the camera out last weekend, had not been taking any pictures for a long time.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/83246699@N00/7478027318/in/set-72157630368209530
flash13 - on 05 Jul 2012
In reply to Alyson: Incredible photo alyson, i never am ceased to be amazaed at some of the effects you guys get! i need to get out with other photographers all my ideas are just coming from me at the moment!

i took this photo the other day as there was an incredible wall of cloud over the isle of wight which i had never seen before!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/7511009380/in/photostream/lightbox/
halo on 06 Jul 2012
In reply to dunc56: You might want to check out the nesting restrictions on such areas before you climbing there again. The restriction is in place till the 31st July.

http://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/RAD/Search.aspx?r=33&s=-1&t=guillemot%20ledge&open=-1&am...
halo on 06 Jul 2012
In reply to Alyson: Like it very much Alyson, thanks for sharing this, that red balloon really makes the shot with the swirl of the eddy. It is exceptional work, you made the opportunity work really well. I picked up a copy of this, it's a basic book on composition but they're a lot more around.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-See-Creatively-Bryan-Peterson/dp/0817441816/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&...
halo on 06 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13: Thanks mate, am collating a series of images at the moment which are focusing on Norse mythology and of course Faeries.

I find them intriguing, on most of the shots I take the thematic is water, it's movement and the subject around it. Not just that but how I see as well and how people with colour blindness perceive the light around them.

Here is Matt Wilcox who suffers with colour blindness too. http://mattwilcox.net/archive/entry/id/513/
Chalk - on 08 Jul 2012
Nicholas Livesey on 08 Jul 2012
In reply to Chalk: I don't know how you do them and I wouldn't want to do them myself but they're pretty bloody amazing!

I got lucky last week in Snowdonia with the weather (after some soakings and fruitless 3am starts!) so got a few half decent shots...just waiting for them to appear here on UKC ;)
Chalk - on 08 Jul 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: Thanks Nicholas. Post them up here and give us a sneak preview :) Just had a look at your profile pictures, Your landscape shots are really great!
Anni on 09 Jul 2012
In reply to Chalk:

Nicholas is amazing at Landscape, you on the other hand are amazing at oil/water shots! Had a little go at those myself a while back but wasnt very good at it. Might have another go having seen those! Must try harder
:o)
Anni on 09 Jul 2012
In reply to Alyson:

Really liking your red balloon work :o)
Anni on 09 Jul 2012
Chalk - on 09 Jul 2012
In reply to Anni: Thanks Anni, those were my first attempts with oil and water and they certainly turned out a lot better than I was expecting!

Those macro refraction shots are pretty impressive. I've tried a few myself, so I know how hard it is to get everything sharp and placed perfectly at the same time!
Alyson - on 09 Jul 2012
In reply to Anni: Thanks Anni! Your macro work is awesome - you must be very patient to get those set ups so perfect! I especially love the dandelion seed ones. Beautiful.
PontiusPirate on 09 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13:

This is from yesterday - I'd spotted the potential the previous week - another day of rain and it would've been battered into oblivion.

'War Memorial'
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/7537813430/

Don't like the red, to be honest, but I can't get the white-balance to get the green and red simultaneously 'correct' - I don't think Canon 40D + Aperture RAW convertor can actually do strong reds properly... :-S

Like that barb wire one Anni - but you've probably already seen my comment on Flickr.

PP.
davidbeynon - on 10 Jul 2012
Onion - on 16 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13:

Not posted for a while and have been getting to grips with a new camera. Here are a couple of the first few pictures from it however...

- http://flic.kr/p/cwG3sC
- http://flic.kr/p/cwGqQN

Chalk - on 16 Jul 2012
chris fox on 16 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13:

I took this one yesterday (so in theory it was last week !)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisfox/7577385280/in/photostream
Hannes on 17 Jul 2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hannesgranberg/7592548272/in/photostream/lightbox/

First time taking a portrait where the subject is a bird :)
Chalk - on 17 Jul 2012
matthewtraver - on 17 Jul 2012
In reply to Anni:

Weren't you the one that had these pictures in the Metro a couple months ago?! I thought your macro shots were friggin' awesome.
ayuplass - on 20 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13:
ingleton waterfalls were certainly full of falling water! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ayuplass70/7605454722/in/photostream
Chalk - on 22 Jul 2012
flash13 - on 22 Jul 2012
In reply to Chalk: that bee photo is incredible i love the angle you have captured it at.
flash13 - on 22 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13: here are my best efforts of the week all taken in the lakes and it was my first trip up there. Would be nice to see what you think of my landscape one nick!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/7625463420/in/photostream/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/7625469958/in/photostream/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/7625473010/in/photostream/
Pursued by a bear - on 23 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13: Being restricted to the garden yesterday (damn, blast and curses) I managed a couple of pictures I'm reasonably happy with. I was deliberately going for shots that filled the frame and were wide aperture and to get them to my satisfaction had to put the long lens on. I'm still impressed with the narrowness of the focal plane in the first shot, which was at about f4 point something.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/7628557814/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/7628731436/in/photostream

T.
Dave Richards - on 23 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13:
Taken last week but edited yesterday. Any comments welcome.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deltamikeromeo/7631160122/in/photostream

Dave
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Fitzy - on 24 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13:
Taken on Sunday (so within the last week) not my best, but still fairly happy with it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfitz1988/7636971876/in/photostream/lightbox/
Nicholas Livesey on 24 Jul 2012
In reply to flash13: For me, it's been mainly about cattle this week!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7611847238/sizes/l/in/photostream/
barney_edin - on 27 Jul 2012
TiredJazmyn - on 30 Jul 2012
Max Harms on 01 Aug 2012
In reply to flash13: heres my contribution for this week:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=202494

Pursued by a bear - on 01 Aug 2012
In reply to Max Harms: Two from WOMAD from me; Ane Brun http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/7683896298/in/photostream and an abstract http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/7683892744/in/photostream

Both were taken with an Olympus VR-340, a camera no bigger than a pack of cards which I've recently bought. It performed extremely well; though it sometimes took a wee while to lock on to focus, the light and dark in the two pictures I've linked to, in the rather challenging lighting conditions that prevailed, are extremely good for such a small camera. I'm rather impressed.

T.
Simon Alden - on 01 Aug 2012
In reply to flash13: Here's mine....everyone at the crag was amazed when Rio climbed the bottom part of the route to get close to his master!
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=202532
Marc Elliott - on 10 Aug 2012
In reply to flash13:

A mixture of days here in Cornwall..

A day of murk !

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77468056@N07/7743286368/in/photostream/


And a day of stunning light and warmth too !

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77468056@N07/7752192190/
deepsoup - on 10 Aug 2012
In reply to Fish-rider:
Beautiful.
Pursued by a bear - on 10 Aug 2012
In reply to Fish-rider: Two stunning shots there (although, picture-straightener that I am, I wondered whether the horizon in the murky shot was quite level. But whether it is or not, it's a cracking shot).

I've been a bit restricted of late; the best I've managed is taking pictures of the flowers in the garden. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/7753537178/in/photostream

T.
Marc Elliott - on 11 Aug 2012
In reply to Pursued by a bear:

Thanks for the reply Tony. Yes the horizon is spot on, although I see how it can appear not with way the murk is blending into the sea it is giving sense of it being on the tilt.
alexjz - on 11 Aug 2012
Took these pics last week at Crab Slab, Dyers lookout in N Devon. It doesn't see much climbing activity although it has some infamous routes like the E9s The Walk of Life, Dyer Straits and Once Upon a time in the South West

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=202719
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=202689
Onion - on 13 Aug 2012
In reply to alexjz:

the rock formation in that top picture are great!

I was out on the bike this weekend with some friends and practised a bit more panning....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/7764350016/in/photostream/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/7764395814/in/photostream/lightbox/
davidbeynon - on 13 Aug 2012
In reply to flash13:

One from a failed meteor watching trip on saturday: http://www.spectral3d.co.uk/misc/lightning1.jpg
Max Harms on 13 Aug 2012
ChrisJD on 13 Aug 2012
In reply to flash13:

Snapped this fella (Southern Hawker) whilst out with my young lads on Sunday morning:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5jd6a6uwy2m35gs/1208_Dragonfly.jpg

He was cold and docile - easy to get.

Panasonic GF-1, 20mm Lens.



Chalk - on 13 Aug 2012
ChrisJD on 13 Aug 2012
In reply to Chalk:

Nice work! The owl butterfly is a beauty.

I'm looking forward to getting the full macro set up out down in France - lots of great bugs ;-) And dragonfly stalking is always fun.
Chalk - on 13 Aug 2012
In reply to ChrisJD: If they turn out anything like your lost shot, then looking forward to seeing the results!

I find dragonflies tend to be a bit more willing subjects than most insects :)
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captainH - on 13 Aug 2012
Caspar - on 13 Aug 2012
ChrisJD on 13 Aug 2012
In reply to Chalk:

My favorite monster from last summer in France ;-)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pvlp45rxoqyhsce/1108_2_S5O9862.jpg

Need to find his Dad !
Chalk - on 13 Aug 2012
In reply to ChrisJD: Great macro, his face almost look's skeleton like!
Fitzy - on 14 Aug 2012
In reply to flash13: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfitz1988/7781447244/in/photostream/lightbox/

cool sunset against storm clouds last night

Fitzy
Styx - on 14 Aug 2012
I have a broken toe at the moment so my outdoor time has been nil for a few weeks, I've resorted to becoming some kind of doggy paparazzi constantly chasing the dogs around the house, I quite like this one:

http://500px.com/photo/11639395
Hannes on 14 Aug 2012
The Bantam on 17 Aug 2012
In reply to Hannes:

Latest one uploaded - all comments/advice greatly appreciated:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/richhannam/7801899110/in/photostream
Marc Elliott - on 20 Aug 2012
Pursued by a bear - on 20 Aug 2012
In reply to Fish-rider: Haven't taken anything this week. I did drag the camera gear along to Bolton Abbey yesterday but since the seasonal monsoon was visiting I contented myself with throwing things in the river for my sister's dogs to chase; there is nothing as affectionate as a wet dog and my muddy clothes are now in the wash.

I have been back to a couple of difficult images I took in Cornwall earlier this year on days when you could either expose for the sky and sea and have a very dark land, or expose for the land and have a hopelessly over-exposed sky (since I was using the LX3, ND filters weren't an option). Consequently, some photoshop jiggery-pokery has been required to get images that look something like I remember them. I am pleased with the outcome for this one http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/7822175920/in/photostream as you can see the green copper stain on the cliffs.

T.
Onion - on 20 Aug 2012
In reply to flash13:

I visited an american car show this weekend, got incredibly burnt but also got this picture...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/7822406510/lightbox/
odox - on 21 Aug 2012
halo on 21 Aug 2012
In reply to Onion: Very nice, car shows always offer cracking shots! Should of gone for HDR though. Did you do any?
halo on 21 Aug 2012
In reply to Fish-rider: Love the swirls of wave movement on the sea.
halo on 21 Aug 2012
halo on 21 Aug 2012
In reply to The Bantam: Very good composition, you draw the eyes to the very top of the frame towards the peak, nice sky too. if i'm honest though because these days I love B/W shots more I would like to see a back & white conversion, purely for the grass in the frame.

I think it would certainly appeal, any chance of an edit and re-post?
The Bantam on 22 Aug 2012
In reply to halo:

Thanks! You may be right - the B&W does look nice, although I do like the colours in the grass:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2747792/20120803%20%20August%205586%20Blue%20Filter.jpg
ClimberJimmyB - on 22 Aug 2012
In reply to flash13:
I'm a fairly amateur photographer (point-and-shooter), but this weekend I shot this which i'm fairly pleased with!
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=203576
Onion - on 23 Aug 2012
In reply to ClimberJimmyB:

Nice shot :) I like the composition and the reflections
flash13 - on 24 Aug 2012
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Nicholas Livesey on 27 Aug 2012
alooker - on 28 Aug 2012
chrisprescott - on 28 Aug 2012
Styx - on 28 Aug 2012
I got up at 2:45am yesterday to catch the sunrise from Mam Tor, generally the visibility was pretty poor but I got a couple of shots between the clag/haze, I like this one:

http://500px.com/photo/1259581
Styx - on 28 Aug 2012
In reply to Styx:
> I got up at 2:45am yesterday to catch the sunrise from Mam Tor, generally the visibility was pretty poor but I got a couple of shots between the clag/haze, I like this one:
>
> http://500px.com/photo/1259581

erm, that link doesn't go to my photo anymore?! Weird, should be:

http://500px.com/photo/12595819
Pursued by a bear - on 29 Aug 2012
In reply to chrisprescott: Excellent shots. Love the thoughtful chimp.

T.
Marc Elliott - on 30 Aug 2012
In reply to flash13:

Tuesday evening at Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77468056@N07/7885699892/
Chalk - on 30 Aug 2012
Hannes on 30 Aug 2012
Onion - on 31 Aug 2012
In reply to flash13:

Went to a 1 day event this weekend. A chance to practice some more panning and also shooting horses. Here's a few from the set...

Panning
- http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/7878989104/
- http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/7878995944/
- http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/7878644110/
- http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/7878781180/

Difficult to get both horse and rider sharp...

Other stuff
- http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/7878816582/
- http://www.flickr.com/photos/69001431@N06/7878952526/
Pursued by a bear - on 31 Aug 2012
In reply to Fish-rider and Chalk: Some magnificent images there.

T.
Marc Elliott - on 31 Aug 2012
In reply to Pursued by a bear:

Thanks
The Bantam on 31 Aug 2012
In reply to Fish-rider:

Beautiful stuff.
CacCarnBeag - on 31 Aug 2012
In reply to flash13: Took this one a while ago, but didn't put it into black and white/upload it until this week: http://500px.com/photo/12692375

Shame the climber is so dark though.
Jamie Abbott - on 31 Aug 2012
In reply to Hannes: Nice photo, as soon as I looked at it I thought London girl; And looking at your profile your from London. No idea why I thought that, just 'that' look I suppose...

Cheers,
Jamie
chrisprescott - on 05 Sep 2012
Lisa_K on 05 Sep 2012
In reply to flash13:

I took loads at Dovedale on Sunday, none groundbreaking just a good day with good mates.

http://s1202.beta.photobucket.com/user/Lisa_K1977/library/Dove%20Dale%20-%20September%202012
ChrisJD on 05 Sep 2012
In reply to flash13:

Found this fella wandering about our campsite in the Ecrins in late August.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/czznw0ikcofhimr/Z6AVOmp_lI#f:1208_S5O3771.jpg

He's a male Eresus cinnaberunus (Ladybird spider) and they go looking for a mate this time of year.
Marc Elliott - on 09 Sep 2012
In reply to flash13:

An evening at Rough Tor, on Bodmin Moor

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77468056@N07/7952104584/

And yesterday at Hartland Quay:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77468056@N07/7961057912/
flash13 - on 04 Oct 2012
In reply to flash13: its been a while since ive posted so here are my shot from last weeks trip to mallorca. No good climbing ones but a nice few from palma!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/8053108809/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/8053116364/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66239916@N05/8053110285/in/photostream/
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LiamDobson - on 04 Oct 2012
In reply to flash13: this is just something I've been working on for a project at university

http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/dobsonliam/8047743789/
Max Harms on 07 Oct 2012
Bimble on 07 Oct 2012
CacCarnBeag - on 19 Oct 2012
In reply to flash13: Took this on film recently: http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=206896

Shame that some quality is lost once I scanned the prints though...
chris fox on 24 Oct 2012
In reply to flash13:

Took this shot in my back garden earlier this week

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisfox/8105123686/
Pursued by a bear - on 24 Oct 2012
In reply to chris fox: Fabulous shot! Love the colours.

T.
Brian - on 24 Oct 2012
Bimble on 29 Oct 2012
Henry Iddon - on 29 Oct 2012
chris fox on 02 Nov 2012
In reply to flash13:

In with the Halloween theme I took this earlier this week

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisfox/8137497099/in/photostream/lightbox/
adam on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to flash13:

After being stuck in for the previous few weekends with mega snot thumpy head syndrome I managed to get out and grab a few cliched end-of-autumn type shots.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/webbaj/8129106931/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/webbaj/8146012788/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/webbaj/8146012290/
ChrisJD on 05 Nov 2012
In reply to flash13:

Was ups on Skye 27/28 Oct (for a friends small wedding get together) and managed to get a few landscape shots in:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=207984

I'll post some more later.
Marc Elliott - on 06 Nov 2012
In reply to ChrisJD:

Taken last Saturday at Trebarwith Strand.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77468056@N07/8156943012/
andi turner - on 06 Nov 2012
In reply to flash13:

Here's my Pleiades from the week before:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30536520@N02/8148701456/in/photostream/

The Moon and Jupiter conjunction from this week:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30536520@N02/8148701456/in/photostream/

And the California Nebula from the weekend

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30536520@N02/8148701456/in/photostream/

As much a sign of the seasons as falling leaves and chilly nights.
Jonay - on 06 Nov 2012
In reply to andi turner:

you've linked the same pic (moon + jupiter) for all 3.

Great photo it is too! What gear to do you use?
andi turner - on 06 Nov 2012
In reply to Jonay:

Oh yeah! So I have! I'll try again...

Pleiades:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30536520@N02/8113856498/

NGC 1499

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30536520@N02/8149214631/in/photostream/

Gear-wise, those were taken with a cooled mono camera (SXV-H9). The 7 sisters was taken at 450mm f5.3 using RGB filters and the other one was at 320mm f3.9 in narrowband at 656nm (both using a Takahashi FSQ-85). The moon and Jupiter used the scope at 450mm but with just a Canon 60D. I think I just balanced on the fence for those.
taine - on 07 Nov 2012
In reply to flash13:
good to see this thread still going.

Here's one I took in the Azores last week.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/taine/8151436826/in/photostream

I didn't mind some raindrops on the lens as it captured the feel of a wet day!
taine - on 07 Nov 2012
In reply to Brian:
love the first of those!

the way it all sweeps inn one direction.
Pursued by a bear - on 07 Nov 2012
In reply to flash13: Haven't taken many lately, but took the chance to put a few scanned slides up - not the greatest quality, but c'est la vie - and organise a set of pictures of Dream of White Horses. A trip down memory lane for those that have done the route.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/sets/72157631951864538/

T.
Max Harms on 09 Nov 2012
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stroppygob - on 09 Nov 2012
tallsop on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to flash13:

Had a nice evening at Rowtor last night, first descent light ive had with my new camera! -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tallsop2012/8190228103/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tallsop2012/8191302300/in/photostream/

matthewtraver - on 16 Nov 2012
chris fox on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to tallsop:

I like the first shot Tom, nice capture
Pursued by a bear - on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to flash13: Just one from me this week, taken as the low sun tried to burn off the mist whilst I was walking round the fields. You can, should you wish, insert your own metaphor.

http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/8411024@N08/8187602751/

The following one of the Buachaille is one I like, though it's scanned from a slide and was taken some time ago.

T.
Pursued by a bear - on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to flash13: And I'm both surprised and pleased that this thread is coming up for its first birthday. Well done to everyone for keeping it going, there's been some stonking pictures posted and I've learned a good deal from looking at them.

T.
Nicholas Livesey on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to Pursued by a bear: Bloody Hell, that went quickly!!!!

Here's one from last Sunday :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/8188333993/in/photostream/lightbox/
stoo2k - on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to flash13:

I don't often tend to share many of my photos, but I'm getting a bit more confident in my pics now, and despite horrid weather I managed to get a couple of nice shots in the Lakes this weekend gone :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23628522@N05/8176883798/ - Fading light over Derwent Water

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23628522@N05/8190717431/ - And a moody mono from Buttermere

Any feedback would be appreciated :)
halo on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: Here is one from the Snowdon Marathon earlier last month. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rothwell172/8128645234/
halo on 17 Nov 2012
In reply to stoo2k: Very nice shots, it will be like gold up in Ullswater now, here is a shot from somewhere more Welsh: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rothwell172/8136117950/
stroppygob - on 17 Nov 2012
Chalk - on 18 Nov 2012
tallsop on 19 Nov 2012
In reply to chris fox:
> (In reply to tallsop)
>
> I like the first shot Tom, nice capture

Thanks Chris, unfortunately its a little grainy, think i left the iso on too high (around 600) but its all experience isn't it!! cheers,

Tom
Jon Read - on 19 Nov 2012
In reply to flash13:
Quite like this portrait of a staffordshire legend:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/readza/8198466683/
bigpad - on 19 Nov 2012
Pursued by a bear - on 03 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13: Just keeping this thread around for its birthday tomorrow...

T.
chrisprescott - on 04 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13: Couple of pictures I took on Sunday whilst out ski touring -

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=209722
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=209734
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=209733

Genuinely interested to know why the last one is only worthy of 3 stars, all feedback appreciated.
Henry Iddon - on 04 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13:

Two from last week -

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=209364

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=209429

From the scores most folks have the bike shot as rather average/dull.
ChrisJD on 04 Dec 2012
In reply to Henry Iddon:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=209429

Riding all day?? - there's no dirt on any of them! ;-)
Henry Iddon - on 04 Dec 2012
In reply to ChrisJD:

:)

Slate Quarry above was dry - some slo mo here http://www.vimeo.com/54676307
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Pursued by a bear - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13: Two sunset pictures from Helsby Hill yesterday

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/8250205746/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/8250203690/in/photostream/

It was rather chilly up there, and though I'd taken the tripod along I didn't hang about to use it.

Also one of a frost-damaged rose taken the week before

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/8249169187/in/photostream/

T.
jonnie3430 - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13:

Cobbler in great weather yesterday:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/380852_10152336262000445_566139578_n.jpg (love the pose, not impressed by the snow on lens.)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/305924_10152334092570445_137789426_n.jpg Sums the day up. Some climbers on the col gearing up before NW Grooves.

chris fox on 12 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13:

Not one i have taken this week, but one i have uploaded this week

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisfox/8263897298/in/photostream/lightbox/
Jim C - on 12 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13:
There were some moody views from Bynack Mor last Saturday, but the wind was so strong that most of my photos were of my feet or at odd angles. I will see if I can rescue a few and post them.
PontiusPirate on 12 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13:

Since I'm coming back from a bit of a 'dry' period photographically, I'm going to add one from last week 'Above Millstone':
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/8247303073/

and one from this week (Saturday) 'A Decorated World':
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/8257402001/
(my first Flickr shot to get in 'Explore', which is nice, but I've taken better!)

PP.
Max Harms on 15 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13: took this on a very frost wednesday lubchtime:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxharms/8273754409/lightbox/
Henry Iddon - on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13:

Had a cracking weekend around Ben Alder > http://twitpic.com/bmqfzy
robjob - on 17 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13: Something slightly different for me this week, visited the local bmx track, I only had 10 mins to shoot before the races ended so pleased with what I got. I've only put 3 on flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/verticalphotography/8278735108/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/verticalphotography/8277686219/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/verticalphotography/8277671055/in/photostream/

Rob
PanzerHanzler on 17 Dec 2012
Nicholas Livesey on 26 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13: This weather is driving me daft, no mountains for me but a Christmas Day shot from my very damp locality!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/8311529900/lightbox/



ChrisJD on 26 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13:

Peak Stream & Cave

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bt4cbeqaoygz1es/NAkhRlGN2Z/1212_S5O5269_283.jpg

15 Image Stitch, Polariser, ISO100, 28mm, f11, 2s.
RAW - LR4 - tif's stitched in AutoPanoPro3
Cropped LR4 to 6,652 by 6,370 (uploaded as 3,000 by 2,873 jpg)
Max Harms on 26 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13: finally managed to get out of the house and took this;


http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxharms/8312272838/lightbox/
PontiusPirate on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13:

A rarity for me - a possibly half-decent portrait:

'Nicky'
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/8300195063/

PP.
Nicholas Livesey on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13: I grabbed this one last night...the local cement works, now that's desperation!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/8312682232/lightbox/
PontiusPirate on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:

I like that - it's more 'Aqueduct' than 'Viaduct' though ;-)
It would look very good printed big on some nice hard paper :-)

I'm off to Scotland soon, but the forecast is so dire I'm not expecting to get anything done ,let alone any photography!

Cheers,

PP.
Nicholas Livesey on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to PontiusPirate: Cheers mate, I'm thinking of getting it printed big!

I hope you get lucky in Scotland, I've been glued to the forecasts for a week now with bags packed and ready to go wherever the weather looks half decent...it's doing my head in!
Douglas Griffin - on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:

I guess it depends what you mean by decent (for photography) but the last couple of days have been absolutely beautiful here in Aberdeenshire. Blue skies, frost and snow. The Cairngorms looked absolutely stunning yesterday.
Nicholas Livesey on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to Douglas Griffin: I envy you I really do, but the petrol funds only really extend to Lakeland, Snowdonia and the Peak at the moment :(
Douglas Griffin - on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:

Ah, sorry - misunderstood you there. :-)
PontiusPirate on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to Douglas Griffin:

I'm heading to Glencoe with a big gropu - I'll have all my winter stuff with me - and we might do one LOOOOONG day heading East to the Cairngorms to find some conditions (most probably for touring), but the weather comes in mild and stormy from tomorrow (again).
It would've been great if I had been up there over the last couple of days though - I've seen reports of good touring conditions and some fairly good easy winter climbing conditions in the Cairngorms.

I hope the weather's good enough to allow me to get a shot a the falls near Meeting of the Waters tomorrow - should get there just before dusk all being well.

PP.
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Douglas Griffin - on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to PontiusPirate:

Aye, it can change of course but at the moment the forecast suggests that further east might be your best bet over the next few days.

Best of luck!
stroppygob - on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13: Lake Burley Griffin and Telstra Tower (Canberra) in the rain, Xmas eve.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uB0CPo4Nhjo/UNvvS0dJrdI/AAAAAAAACMs/rFovlNRm_N4/s800/rotl.jpg
chris fox on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to flash13:

Took this in M&S entrance boxing day morning.

http://chrisfox25.wix.com/chrisfox#!untitled/zoom/c1ivt/imageqtd

A little bit Henri Cartier-Bresson
Nicholas Livesey on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to chris fox: That's pretty cool, very stylish!
Mikkel - on 27 Dec 2012
Max Harms on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to flash13: went for my first ever snowy bouldering session with a couples of friends and took this on the walk up to almscliff:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=212037
Max Harms on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to chris fox: loving the shadows might have to have a go at that
Pursued by a bear - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to flash13: I've been trying to make Warrington look attractive. Well, less unpleasant.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/8407397557/in/photostream

T.
Chalk - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Pursued by a bear: Never been there, but it doesn't look too bad from that view!

Not one from this week, but a while since i've posted so here's another macro one from the new year: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan1984/8343192734/in/photostream/lightbox/
Pursued by a bear - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Chalk: Excellent! I must find out more about macro photography.

T.
Bimble on 26 Jan 2013
Blue Straggler - on 12 Feb 2013
chrisprescott - on 16 Feb 2013
In reply to flash13: Spent yesterday afternoon in the sunshine exploring some of the more esoteric climbs around Holyrood in Edinburgh, including Pic Robbieson, a pinnacle on the path down towards the parliament

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=213586
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=213584
Brian - on 16 Feb 2013
In reply to flash13: Went looking for the aurora and got this instead - http://www.flickr.com/photos/38420795@N04/8477678296/in/photostream
Bimble on 17 Feb 2013
PontiusPirate on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to TryfAndy:

Haven't managed too much of note recently, but had a real case of "right place at the right time" on Saturday with this one; "Ghost Mountains" :-D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/8482699529/

That's not the finished article by any means - I'm still searching for the best edit - lots of dodge and burn required to give it more 'balance' if that makes any sense? I took about 30 frames as the clouds swirled, briefly cleared and then enveloped where I was standing - this is from the clearest shot I got with the best composition I could muster.

Curiously, it was this time last year that I took what I think was my best shot of 2012 - I wonder if I'll better this one this year?

PP.
Nicholas Livesey on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to PontiusPirate: I'd like to see the whites really white and the blacks really black but it's a great shot of a wonderful moment ;)
PontiusPirate on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to Nicholas Livesey:

I know what you mean Nicholas - but I'm going to have to approach it carefully as it looked 'overcooked' if I stretched the contrast too far - instead I'm going to have to operate locally to get the mix of luminosity and texture I want. Unfortunately, I haven't got time to indulge further this week...

PP.
Pursued by a bear - on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to flash13: A weekend in Caernarfon produced a number of shots which will take a while to sort through. I like this one though http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/8484657739/

T.
stroppygob - on 21 Feb 2013
chris fox on 21 Feb 2013
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