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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:


Day 17
Phil Wood : The light isn't doing you any favours but I like the composition of the DRS Tesco delivery, they've been using rail to stock their northern Scotland stores for several years now.

Day 19
Phil Wood : Aesthetically pleasing.

Day 20
Phil Wood : I can't read the dedication plate, is it in memory of deceased aliens?

Thanks Alan,

The train is heading north on (I think) the West Coast Main Line - so it could well be on its way to northern Scotland.

The bench is one of a number at the summit of the Hartside Pass in the northern Pennines - I got the feeling that they were all dedicated to ex-bikers (it's a favoured road for two wheeled fun). The local churchyard also had a tablet dedicated to all those killed or injured on the road. Which reminds me of the old joke - What do transplant surgeons call bikers? Donors. But I still feel the temptation to get another bike!
 



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Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

I've still been foolishly hauling a 70-400G around. 7/week at 400mm is not so easy.

Yeah, thats quite a challenge In former challenges Ive chosen a camera as small as possible and a fitting lens to get the pictures during lunch hour.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Robbie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2021 at 18:26
Originally posted by fennetje fennetje wrote:

@Robbie
day 12: very moody and futuristic picture, love those contrasting colors.
day 16: there's something peculiar going on with the shadows, probably the angle of the ground on which the shadows were cast ?


It is not a real desperation shot, but it is shown here because I have had no better one. It is this magic light behind our bathroom window that awakened my attention, so I got the picture.

There is nothing wrong with the shadows on the ground, I think its just the angle and maybe that we expect another shadow from a pillar between the first and third pillar but there is no.

Thanks for your comments.

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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Robbie : Striking architecture, the shadow nicely occupies the wall on the right, well composed.

Thank you Alan. I will not praise me to the skies but I think the building looks much more interesting on the picture than in nature.
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Thanxs everybody for your comments.

Friday or so I'll try to keep up again with comments, still the most difficult part of this challenge .

After 3 weeks I noticed an important thing: I started using the A-priority on both camera's and I left (last sunday) all my zoom lenses at home when we were touring with our 2CV. I used to keep the Tamron 28-75 on a camera as a kind of safe "always useful" lens, but now I did leave it at home. Never expected both.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 April 2021 at 04:25
Now that the 3rd week is gone, time for another lot of selective comments, to follow on from Joe's April Foolishness week 2 comments:

Day 15:
@gregja - another harsh looking underpass, but given human interest in the silhouetted figures, and nowhere as threatening looking as yesterday's posting from Phil Wood in the UK.
@Harm vb - simple but effective, proving that it's all in the eye of the photographer.
@addy landzaat - old trick bike nicely rendered in this setting. Often forget how good a wide open 50-something mm prime lens can be.
@Fred_S - quite a statement juxtaposing the carbon pollution of the old plant against the green energy of the wind generator. Interesting effects in the misty grasses and the cloudy sky.
@fennetje - surprising just how many colours and textures can be found on such a commonplace object. Isn't nature wonderful?
@onsplekkie - grabs the attention, and becomes a bit of a puzzle as to the scale of the floating inflatable subject.
@C_N_RED_AGAIN - beautiful beagle portrait with this excellent lens.
@mikey2000 - impressive crescent moon shot using this simple set-up.

Day 16:
@gregja - very striking image that reminds me of a Jeffrey Smart painting.
@alanfrombangor - another dreamy looking pinhole image that harks back to the dawn of photography and is very pleasing to the eye.
@pegelli - lovingly rendered piece of nostalgia. Love the presentation, the forms and materials, the textures and the ornamentation.
@fennetje - beautiful soft reflected light shimmering off the tulip.
@mikey2000 - pretty basic but attractive statement that Spring has sprung up north. Lovely Bokeh.

Day 17:
@alanfrombangor - what a brutal scar on the landscape. Wonder what remediation might be possible after the quarry is spent?
@Robbie - interesting design but looking a bit heavy handed and over-the-top to me. Presumably the structure is borne by the concrete columns, so the entrance might have been more light and delicate?
@rovhazman - interesting to see, and good for ecological reasons, but as you say a bit of a blot on the landscape and with some serious environmental impacts.
@alpha_in_exile - an unremarkable subject but nicely set up, photographed and presented. The Bokeh test has been passed with flying colours.
@onsplekkie - grabs the attention with the strong architectural repetitive geometry, the subject spotlit in the sun, and the half hidden person the other side of the dialogue half hidden. Perfect in B&W.

Day 18:
@alanfrombangor - fine image of a finely crafted church facade, and interesting to read about how it has now been re-purposed.
@rovhazman - despite it being an ugly day, the image is a fine one, with the dust haze helping to provide some aerial perspective in the graduated tones.
@Harm vb - a beautiful cropped representation off this absolute classic of automotive design and engineering.
@AsD - can't go wrong with reflections. They complement the main subject in such an aesthetically pleasing way, especially as here when the water is mirror-like.
@pegelli - a succulent bud about to burst. Great Bokeh.
@alpha_in_exile - humdrum subject turned into a great photo. Love the a900 and 85mm f1.4 combo.
@onsplekkie - nice grab of the CO2 polluter streaking past the green eco-friendly wind generators.

Day 19:
@Harm vb - hope it tasted as good as it looks. A perfect piece of food porn.
@Fred_S - desperate times call for desperate measures, and you've created something magic out of nothing. Great shot.
@rovhazman - a classic shot of Negev desert landscape. Looks pretty lifeless, but presumably not so.
@fennetje - lovely macro, razor sharp subject with silky OOF backdrop.
@mikey2000 - a sad image with a bit of a sad back story, but presumably no animals were harmed making it....

Day 20:
@alanfrombangor - words fail me - mobile ice creams for dogs???? Who does that?

Day 21:
@gregja - the monochrome treatment is apt for this early 20th century station. Strong image with nice geometry and leading lines.
@Robbie - chilling history behind this structure, and a bit strange how a brutalistic modern office has been built over the top of it.
@alanfrombangor - the pinhole renders this motorway scene in a very appealing manner. Surprised that with a 1/10 second shutter speed there's such a lack of motion blur in the vehicles.
@Phil Wood - interesting history, and presumably the cut stones date back to Roman times but to me the mortar looks to be relatively new and certainly not Roman. A lot of old Roman stonework was in fact very precisely fitted and dry laid.


Selective comments on the final days can be seen here in Joe's comments on the final 9 days of April.

















Edited by Jozioau - 02 May 2021 at 04:06
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Day 21:
@Phil Wood - interesting history, and presumably the cut stones date back to Roman times but to me the mortar looks to be relatively new and certainly not Roman. A lot of old Roman stonework was in fact very precisely fitted and dry laid.

The Romans used mortar in Hadrian's Wall - but that is a quarter of a mile from the wall pictured - which is probably 21st century. Round there it is hard to tell if a stone was cut in Roman times or last week, but these are probably modern - though much of the Roman wall has ended up in local buildings and dry stone walls.
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Pffff, sometimes it is hard to find your object and to shoot an acceptable picture.
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:


Day 17:
@alanfrombangor - what a brutal scar on the landscape. Wonder what remediation might be possible after the quarry is spent?

Day 20:
@alanfrombangor - words fail me - mobile ice creams for dogs???? Who does that?

Day 21:
@alanfrombangor - the pinhole renders this motorway scene in a very appealing manner. Surprised that with a 1/10 second shutter speed there's such a lack of motion blur in the vehicles.

Thanks as ever for your commenting, Joe

Penrhyn slate quarry was at one time the world's largest, employing 3000, it's still Britain's biggest but employs only about 200. I don't know how extensive are the remaining reserves.

The sign is on the cafe, the van is a seperate business that's taking advantage of being allowed to operate.

I was surprised at the lack of motion blur, I was hoping for more but couldn't examine the result properly until I got home.
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I just discovered that I'm a bit behind in commenting.

@Jozioau:
#22 nice fountain, in my city is a similar fountain
#23 Very nice flower! Don't know this one, never seen here.

@AlanfromBangor:
#17 indeed, what a scar indeed. Must be an impressive view.
#21 nice picture, looks very old again.

@rovhazman:
#17: I've got only 6 solar panels on the roof. No more space. This is huge!
#18: Finally you proved water over there!
#22 and #23 seem to be next to each other.

@onsplekkie:
From #17 in B&W. Coincidence with #16?
#18: motorcycle leaving the picture, on its way out to show that fuel is ending and the wind power remains?

@AsD:
Again bridges? Attracted by them?
#22: nice modern detail in an old fashioned fence.

@Robbie:
Nice collection of architectural pictures.

@pegelli:
#22: tell me more on the split tone. I started experimenting in LR, but got very very poor results.

@fennetje:
Love the near macro shots of flowers, leafs and the insect.

@Phil Wood:
When I make these kind of pictures, they look very ugly. But yours are beautiful. How do you do that?

@Mikey2000:
Nice moon shots.

@Fred_S:
#19: nice shot
#21: beautifull abstract of those anchors.

@Gregja:
Beautifull collection of B&W abstracts, grids, repetitive patterns.

@C_N_RED_AGAIN:
Love the flying beasts and objects.

At the end of the month I'll comment for the last time. The hardest part, as earlier mentioned.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 April 2021 at 18:55
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Attacked by a stampede of cows

That one in the back really wanted to be in the picture as well

Liked it!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 April 2021 at 20:34
Actually, I fled from the meadow they were in, because they came very near. I feared for my camera on its tripod.

BTW: One of my out-takes is chosen for the Dyxum Exhibition #724. I feel honoured.
That picture refers to your remark of going up.

https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/dyxum-exhibition-724_topic139589_post1650354.html#1650354
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Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:


@Phil Wood:
When I make these kind of pictures, they look very ugly. But yours are beautiful. How do you do that?

Which shot are you referring to?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 April 2021 at 18:24
Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:


Which shot are you referring to?


For example 7, 8, 9, 15, 18, 20. When I shoot that kind of subjects I do think: Why did I make this picture?
When I see yours I think: that's a nice shot....
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