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Week 29

A: Creative


Light spillage | A7 III and FE ZA 24-70 F4 | f/8.0 | 26.0 mm | 1/125 s | ISO 1600

This is from the last week of my holiday in France, and is an abstraction and intensification of light falling on the floor of the Abbaye de Brantôme, in the Dordogne, France. The beat-up old floor tiles bring their own story to the place and contribute to the dark colours.
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B: This week in 2019


Partial lunar eclipse | L>R 23.04 A7 mark 1 23.10 NEX-7 23:20 A7 mark 3 | Minolta AF Reflex 500 F8

And back we go to 2019 and this week (16 July) saw a partial lunar eclipse over Oxford. All the pictures in this montage were taken with a Minolta AF 500 Reflex lens and left to right were on A7, NEX-7, and A7 III camera bodies.
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C: Prime


Les Braves OnePlus 7T | f/1.7 | 4.8 mm | 1/6400 s | ISO 125

I didn't use a prime in the last week of the holiday, so again I have to turn to my Smartphone - this is from the main lens and shows this monument to soldiers who gave their lives in the Second World War on Omaha Beach near Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy. It's called Les Braves and is by Anilor Banon.
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I do like both the partial solar eclipse series Howard, and also the monument at Omaha Beach. That's quite a powerful scene.
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Nice additions Howard, especially the light play on the abbey floor, you can feel the entire cool and dark atmosphere of such a place in that shot. The Les Braves monument is an impressive piece of art, maybe the photo is a little bit too yellow/warm but that might be the late afternoon light as well (judging by the long shadows)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 August 2022 at 18:44
Thanks, Pieter and Kai.

The monument photo was taken on my Smartphone so I was at the mercy of the JPEG engine there - that and the Modern 07 profile in Lightroom Classic. No change to white balance, but other edits may have nudged it a little? It does perhaps give a nostalgic or vintage feel to the scene, which seems appropriate given the subject. Happily this made Explore on Flickr, but it's never clear why or how these things are done, a mystery of the algorithm.
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Week 30

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Chandelier | A7 III and FE ZA 24-70 F4 | f/5.6 | 62.0 mm | 1/320 s | ISO 10000

Well, this is a poor week for me. For the 'creative' thread the best I can manage is creativity that my camera is pointing at, a rather interesting exploded dinner set serving as a chandelier over a table set for dinner at Waddesdon, the home of a branch of the Rothschild family and now owned by the National Trust.
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This week in 2018


The beach at Duckpool A7 III and Minolta AF 24-85 zoom | two-frame panorama | f/8.0 | 24.0 mm | 1/1250 s | ISO 100

Fortunately I was in a lovely location four years ago, on the Atlantic coast of North Devon, south of Hartland. (I recommend clicking through to Flickr and viewing at 1600px.)

Edited by Howard_S - 17 August 2022 at 00:30
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Cactus macro | A7 III and SAM 85mm F 2.8 with 10mm macro extension | f/5.6 | 1/250 s | ISO 400

I'm afraid this year in week 30 I took no photos with a prime lens; I blame the heat! So I've gone back to 2018 again for this prime lens macro shot of a cactus.
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Week 31

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The Old Lad of Westwood | A7 III and FE ZA 24-70 F4 OSS | 1/160 s | 47 mm | F/4 | ISO 1600

I cross-posted this in my stereo open views thread a week or two ago; this side-by-side parallel stereo view was generated from a single image by creating a depth map in Photoshop (an option under Neural Filters), and using Stereo Photo Maker to make a stereo pair using the original and the depth map.

The carving is also known as the Westwood Imp or The Devil of Limpley Stoke, and it sits above the baptismal font in St Mary's church, Westwood, Wiltshire.
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B: This week in 2017


Summer house and pill box | NEX-7 and FE 28mm F2 | f/8.0 | 28.0 mm | 1/2000 s | ISO 800

The Cholsey marsh nature reserve sits next to the River Thames downstream from Oxford, and here we see a Second World War pill box adjacent to a more recent domestic structure.
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Still not safe | A7 and FR 28mm F2 | f/6.3 | 28.0 mm | 1/80 s | ISO 100

I took this on 6 August, the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Nearby the Headington Shark was installed in 1986 on the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing. This experimental drama group (Cafe Reason) came to Headington 'to make the connection 'between the Headington Shark ... and how the violence and barbarity of war and feelings of fear and helplessness still affect us all'. Their medium is butoh dance, a form that arose in Japan after the war. I also made a short video, which can be seen on Flickr https://flic.kr/p/2nCR6Ws.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 August 2022 at 09:34
Hi Howard. I’ve been catching up on your “150” challenge. Amazing Rothschild chandelier, it even has cutlery embedded in it! As always your stereo pair work really well and, once I reduce the size, drops in freeview straight away.

The Cafe Reason photo and video are very interesting. I was fortunate to be serving on HMS Intrepid in the late 1970s in the Far East when we were the first ever British warship to dock in Hiroshima since WWII for a good will visit, which is a story in itself. Question: how did the onlookers know what the dance was about? Were there group members giving leaflets or explaining the significance of the performance?

Keep up your fine efforts with this challenge Howard

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Thanks, Brian, your comments are appreciated. As you know, I can't do Freeview so I rely on stereo viewing aides, and the linked Flickr version, viewed in their aapp on a smartphone or tablet is fine for an OWL viewer, for example.

I heard that the Cafe Reason event was happening by chance - it was mentioned on a local Twitter feed, but even then there was no indication of timing. A bit of sleuthing found this (http://www.cafereason.com/main/diary.htm#Nagasaki), and indeed one member of the group handed out postcards explaining who they were and what they were doing - see e.g.
http://www.cafereason.com/images/diary_nagasaki_postcard_large. By the time they reached their destination there were almost as many viewers as performers, including the shark's sculptor among the former.


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