/ Pictures you've taken this week
It was a week and a half ago but here it is anyway:
A couple of recent ones:
French Partridge chicks
Bushcraft overnighter with my Scouts
Sunset, viewed with some Talisker in a tin mug in hand, while Ravens flapped about shouting "cronk" at each other and a breeze had just picked up to blow the midges away.
Sunrise the following morning:
Taken last Sunday at a Triathlon in Norwich.
On Friday... a birds-eye view of Llyn Du'r Arddu from the cliffs of Clogwyn Du'r Arddu. Can you spot the tents?
Ok, just over a week out - I neglected to add to this thread last week!
This I'm very happy with (including the 'favourite' from Tim Parkin of all people!), and it's an image I've had in mind for years, but it's extremely hard to get the correct combination of all the elements (not least because Bog Cotton is almost invariably found in damp hollows and will therefore never be amenable to sunset backlighting!)
Bog Cotton Sunset (2):
I've tried to go back to get a better (sharper and with less out-of-focus foreground) version when it's been less windy, but the light has not been as good (and the midgies have been murder - I can cover myself up - but they turn up in shot!)
Chalk - nice macro of that fly! I assume you'd sedated it to get it pose for you! ;-)
Shameless use of pretty model at the end there! :-)
A few from last week on Harris:
what about the start?
I seem to be in some kind of 'bucolic backlit loveliness' phase at the moment - here's something else from a sunset a couple of weeks ago that I finally got round to processing:
Though, I'd be more interested to hear what people think of this monochrome and more abstract treatment of a nearby subject:
The view from my front door the other night after legging it out of the Bryn Tyrch!
Not taken too many this week as I've been mostly climbing for a change :-)
I did like this one though. http://www.flickr.com/photos/21913923@N03/9294130010/
Flock wallpaper? I don't remember that pattern even though I'm old enough to remember the 70s! ;-)
Really like that - nicely judged mixture of symmetry and asymmetry :-)
If you look closely. it looks like she's enjoying herself!
In reply to Nicholas_livesey: Another stunner! your landscape shots are always really dramatic. I envy you folk that live near the mountains!
A few from my travels this week
Some truly inspirational photos on this thread.
Here's a panorama I put together taken from Crib Goch on Thursday.
That's a fantastic shot!
As others have said, there's some superb photographic talent on UKC.
I would upload some photos but I am completely incompetent with computers and it doesn't have an obvious button saying "upload image" ... so I'm stuck enjoying everyone else's photos instead!
Use flikr, it's very easy to use, and there's plenty of how-to's out there :)
Oh, and feel free to enjoy this one from this morning too...
Those are just GORGEOUS!
Did you manage to control the OMG, OMG Shakes?
The weather wasn't so great but the hill is good fun!
(Here's a short video too showing how windy it was;
Sometimes the Lake District has some 'Livesey Light':
Unfortunately I only had my compact with me (I'd been climbing), so it's not as sharp or detailed as the scene 'deserved'.
(The camera 'decided' on a very blue white-balance which I can only correct a little given the compact only produces jpegs).
Here's one I took just after work today...
Rather less colourful and scenic although semi climbing related as tube station on the way to the biscuit factory.
It's been a little while since I've posted and I took these pictures a while ago but have only just got round to doing the PP on them.
This set was taken at the Monaco GP earlier this year, on saturday quali, at Rascass - http://flic.kr/s/aHsjHEZchb
Monaco Train Station - http://flic.kr/p/fz5T6C
Eze Bord Du Mer Pano - http://flic.kr/p/fyQ5R6
First time browsing flickr for a while this week and have enjoyed seeing your recent shots.
Also, dug out the camera for the first time in a while this week - prompted by spotting a Bee-eater in the area.
Tracked down its nest hole.
Finally got a couple of shots of our local red-backed shrikes too.
Well it was 2 weeks ago but well - it was on film so had to be processed and scanned !
Nice pictures of the Bee-eater with the wasp! Really finishes the picture nicely. Well done.
Here are a couple of mine from a while ago:
First, a 'self'
The light in my hotel bathroom was just so cool, that I couldn't resist.
This was a few days alter, this couple (?) were enjoying spending some time together, I quietly sat down behind them and took some pictures. Silent compacts are good :)
Great photos, but I love that dog one!
This couldn't be more different...taken earlier in the week ;)
Taken from the train going through Dawlish Warren yesterday, using the 'dirty train window' filter...
Red Arrows over Fowey
Just returned from the Dolomites - again, since we were climbing, I only had my 'little' camera with me - but the best camera is the one you've got when you get served light like this:
(Evening Storm over Arraba):
(Cinque Torri and Storm Clouds):
I guess I'm happy!
(once again, apologies if these appear too dark on some people's monitors as they are set right for the main one I use).
In the last week I've taken what I consider the best landscape shot I've taken to date:
A stunning evening and then morning to be out in the hills.
Looking at the voting, clearly not everyone agrees though. As ever, critique is very welcome.
A couple more from my trip to Cornwall:
Voting - a discussion almost as old as UKC... the rating plummeted on Saturday night; it's almost as though people were voting negatively against others in the weekly top 10 but surely not ;)
> In the last week I've taken what I consider the best landscape shot I've taken to date:
That's a great shot Andy.
I'd be very pleased to get something like that myself.
Thanks! The funny thing is that I went up there to take photos of the sun setting over the Sca fells but that the dawn views in the opposite direction, straight into the sun, were far and away the more dramatic. Another lesson in keeping your eyes open and not being afraid to change plans.
My Girlfriend has just started getting into photography and took this shot of me down at LPT on Saturday:
I got round to to going through (well starting to go through) our summer hol pictures this week:
messing with the 50mm & my new very still & quiet pet...
Great light 2 weekends running :-) .......whats happening to me...I usually arrive to find grey clag and fog!!
Whilst this shot achieved what I was after it also shows a fault I know I have, which is to use wider apertures when sometimes I'd be better off using something a little narrower. I was after getting the caterpillar's head in focus; but if I'd chosen a focus point half way down the caterpillar and a narrower aperture I could have got the whole thing in focus whilst isolating it from the background and stem in the foreground.
We live and learn...
I have just posted on the comments for your image what I think your caterpillar is.
> We live and learn...
With my caterpillar this week I just went for getting it parallel to the focal plane.
Luck = preparation x opportunity
Woke up to this at the weekend - Sunday Morning Tree, Forest of Bowland
Is this thread still running? Ocht, well... Saturday morning on the island of Mull:
bit old but I have been playing catchup.
This evening, by our flat:
These are all mine https://plus.google.com/photos/100087216942507423957/albums/5937104172819432433
I wasn't running at Parkrun this week so I marshalled and took photos at the same time.
I quite like this one:
Took this this evening:
Here's one I took this evening ;)
Just trying out studio lighting
Five from me
Some great variety of subjects on this thread.
Loving all of the images.
For me this week it's some of the last flowers before winter...
Thanks. :-) Yes, all patterns in the sand. For scale, they were about 30-40cm in length. There was a fairly flat area of sand just above them, so the drainage was very leisurely, giving the patterns time to develop.
I photographed something similar just along the coast at the same time last year:
cant stop using the ricoh gr..
Went for a hike up to Grindsbrook (Kinder South) friday and took a few shots. Even after all the rain we've had the rock was dry !
zoo time this week.
Having a play with the Autumn colours, think I'll have another go as I think the dof is too narrow. Just need another sunny day at some point and some glass cleaner for the greenhouse :-)
Took this down a very wet Cheedale Valley yesterday
I didn't take either photo this week, but here's a diptych that I produced on Saturday:
I had a meeting at the iconic Battersea Power Station today, managed to clip this with my phone. I saw a chimney reflected in a puddle, snapped then inverted it. I'm no photographer but I do like this. (Can Facebook non-friends see this?)
A couple of recent efforts from Rivelin Valley:
Gorgeous diptych Doug :o)
Some great shots in your photo stream Craig, especially love all the rusty and crusty stuff :o)
Thanks Anni, appreciate that coming from you. I'm often left in awe of your macro images of water droplets.
I do like the detail of the little mushroom, something many people would just walk by.
Superb again Nick.
made the best of a wet Manchester yesterday
had a wander up the hills with the camera[s] yesterday:
Took my camera along scrambling/weasling with my boys this afternoon and was treated to amazing light.
And a few more here:
The day I forgot the camera... https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/q77/s720x720/1467334_10151951564734831_102613...
And a couple from yesterday, pre-dinner...
Cracking conditions on Skye:
Took this on Sunday, it's 5 images layered and then faded out in photoshot
Just printed this at 70x50cm. Looks gorgeous (even if I say so myself, lol):
My andromeda galaxy from earlier this week http://www.flickr.com/photos/anditurner/11057845706/
Here's one (well it's 12 images stitched) I'm pleased with; which I took yesterday.
The surface of the reservoir changed about a minute later as the wind picked up erasing the beautiful reflection. Was good to get out with the camera briefly as work and courses has meant 3 weeks without any photos!
That's a great photo, I struggle just taking a photo of the moon!
cracking shot, well done.
its only an iPhone photo but still I like it :)
Taken in Ireland on our recent trip back to the UK.
Took this Saturday night at work
I can't see it. My powerstation effort from last week
Couple of weeks ago now, but was pretty pleased to get these two.
Took my hand off the tripod during a long exposure to look around at the view... clatter!! Tripod head broke, ND filter broke and lens zooming has gone a bit sort of crunchy!
You're a bit good aren't you!! :o)
Couple of weeks back now in the lakes:
And one from the roaches too
how long and where was it
took a trip to Castle Naze this week and got a few nice afternoon shots
You want to post this image on the UKC Galleries. I am sure it would score very highly. i think that it's a cracker!
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