/ Pictures you have taken this week.
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?!)...
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.
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.
My missus looked at this and was concerned!
These are fantastic! I was my landscapes looked as good
Taken in April but only just got round to dealing wit it and uploading on to Flickr
> 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...
What camera are you currently using? as you say you are going to upgrade to a DSLR
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!
Chuffed with this one.
had a little wander around in the cold early on saturday morning http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamishfenton/6492982105/
Thanks. The S95 is fantastic. You've got some great shots too.
I like all the over pics uploaded its great to see different skills on show.
From Saturday's Snowdonia excursion:
Nant Gwynant valley from the summit of Yr Aran:
Rather pleased with them - seems all too long since I was actually pleased with a shot I've taken!
Which side were you on?!
Picked the best one out of the sequence as the light was changing so much.
Just fliked through your whole album.
Very good - http://seanbellphotography.blogspot.com/2011/12/rad-santa.html
Took these yesterday in Glen Affric.
That's a nice portrait shot.
> That's a nice portrait shot.
Thank you. She was a great model which makes taking portrait photographs a lot easier.
> 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.
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).
Nice subject matter Flash. Here are a few of mine covering different subjects of course:
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.
and very early thursday morning at Silbury Hill (nr Avebury)
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!
Was playing around in the garden today with my new lens.
here is also my first attempts at some night photography
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.
continuing with my night photography. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Youre a bit good at this photography lark!! Nice pics :o)
Took a few recently Im happy with:
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)
Nice hairy hoss :o)
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.
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)
Gorgeous pic, very nice composition :o)
Fabulous photos by the way your use of the macro lens is exemplary.
Really mate, that's harsh.
If people could let me know what they thank that will be nice.
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!
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
Like the space and mystery in that one :-)
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 :-)
Good shot - I like the line of birds in the background.
Rose in the drop of water = amazing.
Bobby Robson Bridge detail - Ipswich:
Bobby Robson Bridge - two versions:
Tree Stump - Mt Olympus (old photo so technically a "cheat")
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
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)
I'd put my tripod down by the gate, it had gone, when i turned around! Kind of freaked me out a little.
Had some great conditions on the River Arun about a week ago:
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!!!
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!
Killing time in Aviemore, so i thought i'd share this picture i took just before new years.
Good effort, thats a really nice shot considering you only just bought the camera :o)
Great pic, is it HDR?
Those look like dust dots & hairs on your sensor (they often show up like this on long stopped down exposures)
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.
The one of the Menai Bridge at the bottom of this blog post.
What do you think?
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!
> 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?
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!
I think this one needed a shorter exposure and higher ISO, or else a much longer exposure. Got cold myself so next time, eh?
That slate pic is really good. Plenty for the eye to digest
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?
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.
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
Picture from a winter photo workshop i went to this weekend. Could be better but i'm pretty happy with it.
Here's two early pics;
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!
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?
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...
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?
> 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:
A few from friday of last week. We were taken out by Mark Diggins from the SAIS and shown what they do in order to produce the avalanche reports.
Series of 5 pictures
or ahem... 6 pictures...
A long exposure taken 6pm last night - no filters used :)
And this one at 5.40pm
Another one just finished...
Perhaps a little bit dark in the background?
Dan, all looking good.
That's all my workshop photos now up here;
Roll on the next one :-)
A couple of mine from the same workshop as Colin and Dan
Tom, very nice.
Last from me on it - here's a blog post I've just written;
Cheers Colin, these are the last of mine.
Few random ones
Andy Turner Set
A few from a trip up to Wales at the weekend.
Landscapes from N ridge of tryfan
Great set of landscapes, really crisp detail in them and lovely lighting :o)
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!!
nice images Anni :-)
Im very proud of the last one
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!
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.
Some good pictures! Especially like the one of your dog!
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!
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:
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! ;-)
A couple of shots from a PYB winter mountaineering course last week:
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!
Cheers! Unfortunately, that was the first day and it rained solidly after that, but at least we got one decent day in.
Holly, the link doesn't work!
Would love to see the picture though...
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.
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)
A woman being deafened by someone...
If you use scissors to attack my shopping trolley I'll kick a construction worker up the backside...
The first time I have managed to photograph a Marxist revolutionary in the wild...
Here is another Marxist vandalising a traffic light...
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':
(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...
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)
And I wrote a wee blog about the weekend here -
if anyone interested.
I was pretty happy with this set.
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).
nice to see this thread again. This was from the sunset friday evening.
doesnt really do the scene justice but i quite like this one
that, taramin, is rather scary looking.
Don't say that! He/she was very inquisitive.
Enjoyed looking through this thread, some fantastic shots. Heres some of mine from saturday, a slipstones visit and one from surprise view
i know perhaps a little over exposed but i need to get me some filters!
'6892154822' is my favourite there - there's something velvety about that blue and a nice mix of calm in the composition.
I prefer '6893798972'... though straighten the horizon please! ;-)
There's something very nostalgic about that late evening sepia tinge. :-)
> 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.
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!
> 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
Taken this week at a local mountain bike meet:
The rider was able to carry on and finish with little more than hurt pride;
From a recent time trial:
Good moment captured there, very nice colours.
I got to use my new tripod for the first time in my mums garden
my girlfriends new mini!:
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...
Just took some amazing shots of the sun setting behind Great Gable from Red Screes summit,how do i load one up?
pretty chuffed with how it came out
Really like the wet plants one. Nice subject, nicely shot!
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).
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.
Am damn glad you did!
This is one of mine...I like the lighting.
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)
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!
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/
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 ;-)
Looks like it produces crisp clean image.
Good shots , strong skies .
Great stuff Nadir, I love the diversity of your portfolio. All very striking.
> Great stuff Nadir, I love the diversity of your portfolio. All very striking.
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.
Nice use of stacking there! My previous attempts have been a bit 'sterile' looking, but those bluebells are gorgeous. Must have another go :o)
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:
Here's a few from yesterday...
Not a problem.
> Here's a few from yesterday...
Cheers Nick yeah a nice 300mm lense, does the trick, and great for panning.
Thanks for liking my friend.
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Was a good opportunity to have a proper crack at water movement
Unfortunately i didn't have long to explore with camera, will have to go back soon!
here is my latest offering i would be interested to see if people think this is a good photo!
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...
The last one's my least favourite. Pretty poor composition/subject matter...
Just getting the hang of this malarkey - six photos stitched together forming a panorama of Blencathra from Clough Head yesterday...
...Isn't Microsoft ICE brilliant?
Idwal, yesterday morning...
A week in Skye and it rained pretty much constantly;
I'm trying not to think how nice it is this week...
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
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!
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 ;)
I can't wait until the days get shorter...getting up that early just can't be good for you!
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!!! ;)
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.
Hope the weather holds out for the bank holiday weekend, I might return to some on-topic pictures then!
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.
So what happened to the 7D?
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.
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..
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).
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:
It probably only makes any sense very big, but I'm pleased how an out-and-out experiment has turned out.
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 :-)
loving the colours and texture to the boat photos chris.
Nice composition idea :-)
Taken last night in Bude.
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
Correct link : http://www.flickr.com/photos/77468056@N07/7389852368/
Taken with an old 35mm Cannon AE1 Program slr.
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"
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?
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' -
Furry thing in the garden....
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 :-)
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!
I was out again last night and found some more poppies on my doorstep!
The first picture is incredible, i just dont know how you get this fabulous moody photos!
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.
Finaly got the camera out last weekend, had not been taking any pictures for a long time.
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!
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/
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 ;)
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
Really liking your red balloon work :o)
Been dabbling with flowery things again...
My local reservoir
And my personal favourite, a bit of barbed wire :o)
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!
This is from yesterday - I'd spotted the potential the previous week - another day of rain and it would've been battered into oblivion.
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.
a few from the weekend:
I took this one yesterday (so in theory it was last week !)
First time taking a portrait where the subject is a bird :)
Weren't you the one that had these pictures in the Metro a couple months ago?! I thought your macro shots were friggin' awesome.
ingleton waterfalls were certainly full of falling water! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ayuplass70/7605454722/in/photostream
Taken last week but edited yesterday. Any comments welcome.
Taken on Sunday (so within the last week) not my best, but still fairly happy with it.
Just a couple taken from the Meteor shower on 29th July, FYI no meteor pictures :-(
Hope you enjoy
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.
A mixture of days here in Cornwall..
A day of murk !
And a day of stunning light and warmth too !
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
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.
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....
the view form the bar at Plas y Brenin
a rusty pipe in the Dinorwig Quarry
A winch house in Dinorwig
Snapped this fella (Southern Hawker) whilst out with my young lads on Sunday morning:
He was cold and docile - easy to get.
Panasonic GF-1, 20mm Lens.
Here's my contribution for the week (more macro shots)
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.
I find dragonflies tend to be a bit more willing subjects than most insects :)
My favorite monster from last summer in France ;-)
Need to find his Dad !
cool sunset against storm clouds last night
Middle aged man falling flat on his face
Latest one uploaded - all comments/advice greatly appreciated:
The Rumps this evening.
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.
I visited an american car show this weekend, got incredibly burnt but also got this picture...
I took a few over the week. This one came out the best.
A few more here...
I think it would certainly appeal, any chance of an edit and re-post?
Thanks! You may be right - the B&W does look nice, although I do like the colours in the grass:
I'm a fairly amateur photographer (point-and-shooter), but this weekend I shot this which i'm fairly pleased with!
Nice shot :) I like the composition and the reflections
I got some decent light on Snowdon last night...
Bit of a big cat theme (none in Essex though, sadly...)
erm, that link doesn't go to my photo anymore?! Weird, should be:
Tuesday evening at Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall
A few from my recent trip up to the Lakes:
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...
Difficult to get both horse and rider sharp...
I took loads at Dovedale on Sunday, none groundbreaking just a good day with good mates.
Found this fella wandering about our campsite in the Ecrins in late August.
He's a male Eresus cinnaberunus (Ladybird spider) and they go looking for a mate this time of year.
An evening at Rough Tor, on Bodmin Moor
And yesterday at Hartland Quay:
One from earlier today that made me chuckle https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/156587_10151168281484831_390913112_n.jpg
Shame that some quality is lost once I scanned the prints though...
Few from this weekend
In with the Halloween theme I took this earlier this week
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.
Was ups on Skye 27/28 Oct (for a friends small wedding get together) and managed to get a few landscape shots in:
I'll post some more later.
Taken last Saturday at Trebarwith Strand.
Here's my Pleiades from the week before:
The Moon and Jupiter conjunction from this week:
And the California Nebula from the weekend
As much a sign of the seasons as falling leaves and chilly nights.
you've linked the same pic (moon + jupiter) for all 3.
Great photo it is too! What gear to do you use?
Oh yeah! So I have! I'll try again...
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.
good to see this thread still going.
Here's one I took in the Azores last week.
I didn't mind some raindrops on the lens as it captured the feel of a wet day!
love the first of those!
the way it all sweeps inn one direction.
and the last one
Had a nice evening at Rowtor last night, first descent light ive had with my new camera! -
Here's a handful from western Mongolia last/earlier this month:
I like the first shot Tom, nice capture
The following one of the Buachaille is one I like, though it's scanned from a slide and was taken some time ago.
Here's one from last Sunday :)
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 :)
> 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,
Genuinely interested to know why the last one is only worthy of 3 stars, all feedback appreciated.
Two from last week -
From the scores most folks have the bike shot as rather average/dull.
Riding all day?? - there's no dirt on any of them! ;-)
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
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.
Not one i have taken this week, but one i have uploaded this week
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.
Since I'm coming back from a bit of a 'dry' period photographically, I'm going to add one from last week 'Above Millstone':
and one from this week (Saturday) 'A Decorated World':
(my first Flickr shot to get in 'Explore', which is nice, but I've taken better!)
Haven't posted anything lately so here's a few randoms:
Rusty & Crusty:
Montana Bermeja - Lanzarote
Peak Stream & Cave
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)
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!
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!
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.
Ah, sorry - misunderstood you there. :-)
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.
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!
Took this in M&S entrance boxing day morning.
A little bit Henri Cartier-Bresson
playing with the gopro
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/
A few from my travels over the last 7 days
Some snaps from Saturday afternoon
That's a beautiful shot mate.
I spent a few spare hours at the waterfalls on the Watkins Path on Friday, got a couple or 3 I'm happy-ish with.
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
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?
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...
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