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Thanks to all who took the time to comment on my shots.

Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Day 3 page 1:
Phil Wood – He certainly appears to be ‘into it’. Well timed.

Facial expression is all about the timing - and taking lots of shots!

Originally posted by minolta_mutley minolta_mutley wrote:

My comments (and i have a lot to catch-up):
day6:
@Phil Wood - i'll try to take some beer-pictures the next few days - starting on wednesday.


I look forward to them.

Originally posted by BearairCactus BearairCactus wrote:

Comments on day 7.
Phil Wood Square crop, tight framing and bold colours all combine to make a strong image.

Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

Day 7 comments
Phil Wood - I like this shot. The yellow part way around is dynamic. I do feel like it should go just a titch higher. Maybe to include the full wiper.

Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

And some Day 7:
@Phil Wood - strong image, nicely cropped and composed, and presented in razor sharp detail.
     
It seems that opinions are divided - aren't they always? I have gone for square crops for this challenge, even so I'm not sure I'd go higher, I wanted to keep the proportion of yellow pretty high, more window seems to water down the effect. Thanks for the critique, it's good to go back and think again.

Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

Day 8 comments
Phil Wood - Striking. I see a reflection so two? Or must we count the cubes making up the cube?

I posted it on facebook with the same question and got the answer '1' - can't really argue with that!

Originally posted by minolta_mutley minolta_mutley wrote:

@Phil Wood - Heavy colors - maybe you could show a larger area of the mirrored cube. It's an image that hurts to the eye, but even then - it's a great picture.

It was late, I didn't have an image from that day that stood out, and I saw the Rubik's cube. Plonked it on the cooker, on-camera flash (and a great lens) and hey presto. I couldn't include any more reflection - there wasn't any, the glass stopped there. if I moved the cube to get a complete reflection the background black ran out. Sorry to hurt your eyes.
 



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Quote: onsplekkie - Elaborate on "heritage"?

https://www.warmoestuin.nl/onthulling-kunstwerk-novo-sion-van-michiel-kluiters/

(sorry in Dutch only ).
Inshort; 16 'coins' are made from cement and steel, all different in design, but all referring to some part of the "rich history" of the land we live in the the new housing area called Sion, in RijswijkBuiten.

Warmoestuin is where 47 house hold share large communal grounds in the busy Haaglanden area, the part of the Netherlands where population per square kilometer(6344) is almost the same as Hong Kong 6.514

Some 1900 years ago Romans made settlements underneath this very coin. Now, 2018 a mostly selfsustaining community is enjoying a countrylife in the city (landleven in de stad).

The 1,5m coin is 20 steps from our front door, nice
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ktrucke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 October 2018 at 03:50
@jozioau and @Fred_S - thanks for the comments on my photos.
@onsplekkie - Thanks for the heritage information.

Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

Day 8 comments
Fred_S - Interesting idea. I'm not positive I could tell it's a chair without the title.
Should I have left it more mysterious without a title?
Oh gosh no. I need all the help I can get!


Day 10 comments:
Jozioau - I agree with your assessment. The outtake is pretty but your chosen shot is art.
Snegren - I like how the lens swirls mimic the shape of the fern. Great use of the effect.
LAbernethy - The light is amazing. It really elevates this shot.
Klick-Klack - I'd like it even more without the background in the lower left.
mariuszlo - I like this series. Cool building.
alanfrombangor - Interesting self-portrait.
Bob J - Almost makes me motion sick. Pretty too and I imagine that tunnel isn't normally considered that way.
minolta_mutley - Good shot. I'm wondering how a convertible works with that can...
mikey2000 - But look at the fabulous shots you get.
MiPr - I prefer the outtake today. The curve of the road and the rise of the weeds give it a little movement that I favor.
Fred_S - I really like the light but it feels a little stripey.
onslekkie - Such a classic shot. Nice execution of it.
Phil Wood - Indeed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BearairCactus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 October 2018 at 09:43
Originally posted by minolta_mutley minolta_mutley wrote:

That's a sad thing - because this will cost you some time (and you're doing great on this challenge). I hope things can be fixed. Did you file a complaint?


Unfortunately this has been done by someone who had access to my Yahoo account. It has been deleted.........a woman scorned and all that........!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nordlicht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 October 2018 at 10:21
Need to catch up, as I returned from my nice autumn trip to Thüringen.
I just posted my picture for day 8 yesterday evening and still have nothing for 9, 10 and 11.

First, thanks for all the nice and constructive comments.

Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:

Day 6 comments...
Nordlicht - Beautiful. One of my favorites of the day.

Thank you

Originally posted by KoBra64 KoBra64 wrote:

Comments for day 6...
Nordlicht     nice composition with just enough movement in the fountain

Thank you

Originally posted by bigsi bigsi wrote:

Nordlicht- its a Passion Flower linky

Thank you, I think I should know more about the subject of my photos

Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Day 6:
@Nordlicht - nice idea, but the long exposure seems to me to over-soften the column and 'dragons'.

Thanks, but I hope it's not too bad. I wonder if it's the long exposure (which is necessary to get the desired effect on the water) or the aperture of f/16? I had no grey filters there, otherwise, I would have tried with f/5.6 or f/8 instead.

Originally posted by BearairCactus BearairCactus wrote:

Comments on day 7.
Nordlicht Like the colours and composition, perhaps the focus could of been sharper in the centre?

Thanks, you're right, but it's a quite delicate balance between DOF, and exposure time. It's a handheld shot taken in the early evening when the sun was almost gone.

Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Some Day 6 comments:
@Nordlicht - beautiful fountain by night with the perfect shutter speed to express the spouting water.

Thank you. Glad it worked, as I couldn't get a longer exposure time. I was on the limit with ISO100 and f/16 and no grey filters.

Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

And some Day 7:
@Nordlicht - a spectacular and ostentatious passionfruit flower very nicely presented by you in this image.

Thank you

Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:


Day 3 page 1:
Nordlicht – Good still life with autumn colours and long shadows.

Thank you

Originally posted by minolta_mutley minolta_mutley wrote:


Day 4:
@Nordlicht - another thing on my model-train-bucket-list.

day6:
@Nordlicht - nice fountain.

Thank you. A must see for model train fans, but also Hamburg is worth a visit.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nordlicht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 October 2018 at 11:45
And now catching up with commenting:

Day 2:
Bob J - Beautiful shot, great light and clouds, I like it.

Day 3:
angora - beautiful soft image.
Bob J - interesting artistic effect

Day 5:
gregja - eye-catching b/w image with this diagonal line separating the dark and the light part of the scenery


Day 6
Jozioau - very nice composition
Robbie - nice architecture shot. What kind of tower is that?
Fred_s - I like it, the black leaves with the sky shining through on the left and the clouds on the right side look good. The color version is also nice

Day 7
Jozioau - good still life, I prefer your chosen version over the first outtake
MiPr - interesting study of boiling water
Snegren - cool swirly effect, dangerous for people who suffer from motion sickness
bigsi - nice composition with that steam engine and the surroundings. A moment where you really need you super wide angle lens

tbc




Edited by Nordlicht - 12 October 2018 at 00:14
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Robbie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 October 2018 at 13:58
Originally posted by Nordlicht Nordlicht wrote:


Day 6
Robbie - nice architecture shot. What kind of tower is that?

Thanks Nordlicht. My subject is a radar tower for monitoring the ship traffic on the river Weser.
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Originally posted by ktrucke ktrucke wrote:


Day 10 comments:
Fred_S - I really like the light but it feels a little stripey.

It is a little stripey, but to me that was part of its charme
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Originally posted by Nordlicht Nordlicht wrote:

And now catching up with commenting:
Day 6
Fred_s - I like it, the black leafes with the sky shining through on the left and the clouds on the right side look good. The color version is also nice


Thanks!
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I've been watching as the new shots go up each day - but I've fallen behind on commenting and posting my own photos. Briefly:

Day 2
onsplekkie - striking color & pattern in this image

Day 3
MiPr - lovely low key portrait - very dark, but the light curls of her hair that frame her face from background to foreground hit just the right note
Bob J - well suited to the application of the 'picture effect' - composition, angular shapes of the leaves, and the colors all contribute to an interesting image

Day 5
gregja - perfectly exposed shot, and I enjoy following the angles and curves in the image

Late - have to go. Will have to return for more comments later on. Cheers and keep up the good work!
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Originally posted by BearairCactus BearairCactus wrote:

Originally posted by minolta_mutley minolta_mutley wrote:

That's a sad thing - because this will cost you some time (and you're doing great on this challenge). I hope things can be fixed. Did you file a complaint?


Unfortunately this has been done by someone who had access to my Yahoo account. It has been deleted.........a woman scorned and all that........!


Good to see you're back now Roger!
New account, or did you manage to restore your old one?
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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Originally posted by BearairCactus BearairCactus wrote:

Originally posted by minolta_mutley minolta_mutley wrote:

That's a sad thing - because this will cost you some time (and you're doing great on this challenge). I hope things can be fixed. Did you file a complaint?


Unfortunately this has been done by someone who had access to my Yahoo account. It has been deleted.........a woman scorned and all that........!


Good to see you're back now Roger!
New account, or did you manage to restore your old one?


Thanks Fred, I could not get the old account back, so will repost all the old photo's over the weekend.
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Taking a weekend pass and moving to the 50mm for the remainder (I think).
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@LAbernethy - Lee your "Bridge support" image is very appealing. I'm trying to understand why it has caught my eye. I think it's the combination of uncluttered industrial foreground and the interesting skyline of the metropolis for background linked with the bridge deck pattern leading the eye to the perfectly framed tower building. Terrific, TFS!
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