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Thanks to all who commented on my efforts - I appreciate them all.

A few responses:

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


Phil Wood, I like the painting of your day 2 outtake a lot. The painter really captured the light and reflections in the wet pavement well.

I loved the painting, one of two of the same subject. The woman walking away from the artist was a bit further away in the second version - made me think that they were done from photos taken in sequence. I loved them and considered bidding but the guide price would buy me an A99ii...

Originally posted by bigsi bigsi wrote:

On to day 6-
Phil Wood- There is something quintessentially british about this photo, we have had hail and snow this week but people will still go to a canal side cafe because thats what we do!


Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Day 6
Phil Wood It won't get more English than this shot, doesn't it?


The scene was almost perfect - the afternoon tea, the red coat, the narrow boat, the tree framing on the right - I just needed an assistant to nip across and move the swan feeders a few feet to the right.

Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

DAY 7
Phil Wood : The mist works for me, and the people add interest.


I used to find myself waiting for people to move out of shot thinking they distracted from the subject, now I find myself waiting for them to be in the right place (as if...).

Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:

Day 12 comments
Phil Wood - Strong, simple geometric approach.


Simple geometry but not so simple PP - CA (pink & green) took some removal - it almost ended up as a B&W shot!
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 April 2019 at 16:23
DAY 10
Snegren : Impressive fins, I find the people in the background distracting.
gregja : Another fine graphic architectural shot.
addy landzaat : It doesn't look appealing.
onsplekkie : I thought it was a lorry at first before I realised it was one of those oddly truncated cars.
MiPr : That's the kind of look my wife gives me when she's displeased!
bigsi : Great sky.
pegelli : I was only thinking today that I need to visit my favourite abandoned graveyard!
Phil Wood : Beautifully composed with the church behind. That little green spike in the bottom right corner is annoying though.
darosa : Hmmm... I'm trying to figure out the meaning of the description.
Dopol : Nicely lit.
C_N_RED_AGAIN : Another super bird portrait.
Fred_S : Very colourful with pleasing oof areas.

DAY 11
Snegren : Dreamlike swirliness.
pegelli : Is there a reason why they're facing away from each other?
addy landzaat : Cool shot, maybe would be improved slightly by straightening the lower wall.
darosa : Amusingly contrasting behaviours.
Dopol : Poor bears look sad indeed.
Phil Wood : Doesn't really work for me.
onsplekkie : I think I'd have preferred it without the boat, which further clutters the scene.
gregja : Nicely varying degrees of focus.
C_N_RED_AGAIN : Well timed.
MiPr : Good detail.
Fred_S : The background makes it.
bigsi : Focussed perfectly on the eye.
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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

DAY 10
addy landzaat : It doesn't look appealing.
It not only doesn't look appealing, it isn't appealing. Thankfully they will move it to a better location.

Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

DAY 11
addy landzaat : Cool shot, maybe would be improved slightly by straightening the lower wall.
I agree, that is why I straightened it before posting it on my Instagram. And I made it black and white, making it even cooler IMHO
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Oooh, I like that one!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 April 2019 at 20:34
Day 13 comments

Snegren - The OOF swirls help highlight the bunch of blossims in the centre of the image to great effect. Good use of colour too.
MiPr - Perfect focus on the centre of the flower leads your eye straight to it. A well executed image.
Fred_S - I like this abstract view. Good use of colour and selective focus makes an intriguing image.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 April 2019 at 20:42
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Oooh, I like that one!
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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

DAY 10
Fred_S : Very colourful with pleasing oof areas.

DAY 11
Fred_S : The background makes it.

Thanks Alan!
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Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:

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Fred_S - I like this abstract view. Good use of colour and selective focus makes an intriguing image.

Thanks Greg. To be honest this shot reminded me of your style when I posted it. It wasn't an intentional attempt to copy you though!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2019 at 19:05
Halfway point in this foolish month of Aprill. Great work so far, been pleasently surprised by the Tamron and nice to see some other members in this challange use it. The VM1.7.35 keeps delivering what I like, it is glued on my A7s
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Day 14 Comments

darosa - This makes me wondering where this is. Good use of bold colour and square composition.
Fred_S - Colour and selective focus make the picture feel like a painting.
alanfrombangor - Something spooky and ghostlike with what's left of the lettering. Great texture in the rust too.
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Ok. I'm behind on the commenting so I'm going to swing around starting day 13
Fred I would have never of guessed that's a coffee machine but I like the rendering from the trioplan.
Alanfrombangor I love vintage items. Great shot
Phil wood lovely use of lines and shadows
Mikey2000 great shot

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Smattering of comments for the last few days.

day 10
bigsi - Another stunning shot.
Phil Wood - Evokes spring. I might have put the tulips a little off dead center for my taste.
Dopol - Lovely light.
C_N_RED_AGAIN - I like everything about this shot.

day 11
addy landzaat - The stark framing highlights the cat nicely. I really like this shot.
MiPr - Classic spring shot. Pretty.
Fred_S - I like how the bokeh looks like bubbles coming out of the kettle.
Dopol - That is sad.

day 12
pegelli - I had to look twice at who took this one. I like architectural shots like this.
MiPr - I like the cactus series but my favorite is in the outtakes.
Dopol - Simple but nice. I also love the outtake "Quarreling while going home". My favorite outtake so far.

day 13
MiPr - I know the feeling!
Fred_S - Interesting angle.
bigsi - Now I'm curious what it looks like in season.

day 14
darosa - I recognize this as the ship from a different day. It must have been hard to decide how to rame it. I like the pip around the lower edge.
alanfrombangor - Quite interesting texture (and info).
C_N_RED_AGAIN - Amaizing detail in the feathers. I really like this unknown bird.
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Comments on the outtakes page 2

darosa, probably sad to see it go, but well captured
Phil Wood, nice play with lines, colours and textures. Maybe a tad more symmetry would have made it even better
ktrucke, you might buy child's toys but you show a lot more than a child's restraint in opening his toy packages. I think the plastic foil adds a special "liquid like" gloss to the subject
MiPr, the first cat picture is lovely, especially with the reflection in the window
MiPr, all nice but I like the colour one most. Really "in your face" bold!
darosa, Bacon? nice juxtaposition of the birds in this frame
Phil Wood, isn't it nice to be inspired by other participants, I have the same with several others here. This one of you is a very nice play with lines and the drab concrete-yellow line contrast works well.
MiPr, again a beautiful magnolia against the blue sky
Phil Wood, well spotted, a lot of us would just walk by this
MiPr, the different colours in the first are special and the cat pictures lovely
Phil Wood, great shot, the oof reflection adds something to the composition
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Comments on the outtakes page 3

MiPr, very veried set this first post on page 3, I especially like the treatment you gave to the magnolia
Phil Wood, the weather mood comes through in spades
Dopol, that Batis really seperates out the lady in the second
MiPr, I think his (her?) gaze should tell you something
Phil Wood, nice graphic image
Dopol, rather small ends for a "trumpet", but a nice photo
Robbie, I think the mixed symmetry / a-symmetry of the second shot is brilliant
MiPr, another gaze that makes you think
Dopol, nice bird reportage, the heron brake is a fun shot and the red reflection in the water is just in the right place
Phil Wood, you're becoming a master in seeing interesting patterns and lines
Dopol, beautiful, especially the third
Phil Wood, see the comment above
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