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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2022 at 15:51
My picks sofar that caught my eye for some reason:
Day 1
LAbernethy - a well balanced product shot.
Dopol - back to winter, with the clock in summertime, foolish.
Robbie - the stairs takes me through the shot, nice.

Day 2
Phil Wood - nice to see a shot of people having fun in a pub. So glad that it is possible again. I do like the contrast of the inside gloomy colours an de sign outside.
gregja - I like the repeating pattern with the sharp one at the right place in the frame.
addy landzaat - subtile pink colours!

Day 3
pegelli - that is a beautifull blooming tree. I saw the same here, brown coloured at the top of the flowers. At first I thought it was Sahara sand.
ffrolvaag - great shot with the 1000mm, smooth out of focus.

Day 4
LAbernethy - a very clean lens, obviously not a workhorse like the 2470 and 1635 you posted on day 2 and 3.
pegelli - a very peculiar building for a meadow!

Day 5
bigsi - not a barn find but a roadside find. Could use some restoration I guess.
Dopol - great one with lots of details,nice pp too.

Day 6
Dopol - nice bike, love the headlight.
Phil Wood - I hope so too.

Day 7
pegelli - witty.
onsplekkie - great expression and colours.
bigsi - lovely dreamy shot.

Edited by KoBra64 - 18 April 2022 at 09:25
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2022 at 15:57
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Day 1
Dopol, nice pop in the snow and tulip petals

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Day 2
Dopol, you might have used a lot of filters, but it's still the light that shines in this photo

Thanks Pieter. I think the glow filters added the most to the atmosphere.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2022 at 13:53
Day 3 comments

Jozioau, intriguing play with sharpness and unsharp lines
pegelli, I would have liked the petals to stand out more but my PP skills didn't allow that
LAbernethy, Amazing series of lens product shots, this one is again very well lighted and composed
Dopol, we have the same in our garden, and on my screen it looks about 5x live size which makes you see much more detail than in the "real" flower
KoBra, a very attractive scene with the windmill in the background, i all looks very well maintained.
bigsi, nice light and the silhouette branches provide a nice frame and lead the viewer to the house and its reflection
Phil Wood, by the looks on the board they serve both sweet and savory, my ideal place for a lunch stop Nice catch
onsplekkie, the story of this week here as well, allthough the blue/dry spells were few and far between
ffrolvaag, nice catch again with your long lens, I bet finding the subject and framing it with 1000 mm is the biggest problem
gregja, interesting composition and the bold colours provide even more emphasis
addy landzaat, yes, spring is here and by the looks of the weather might even comply with that the coming week
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Day 4 comments

Jozioau, very clean rendering and well lighted
Dopol, both seem very messy places
LAbernethy, nice tight composition
Phil Wood, very nice spring feel and what seems a nice place to explore photographically
bigsi, nice light on the boat and reeds
pegelli, I think the little building is a combination between a barn and a folly
gregja, very strong lines and I like the bold yellow colour
onsplekkie, nice capture, you can see the slow trot despite being a satic photo
addy landzaat, a tufted duck indeed, well seen
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Jozioau, gorgeous colours
pegelli, didn't come out to bad for a rainy day inside shot
LAbernethy, I like all the arrangements you make with the hood and cap, this one is no exception
gregja, intiguing abstract of a mundane object
Harm vb, nice "echo"
onsplekkie, the composition works very well in this narrow letterbox crop
bigsi, and if not there's many collectors who will gladly restore it. Nice light.
Phil Wood, probably great with nice weather, not so good in winter with rain and storms
Dopol, nice patina
addy landzaat, nice find, seems to be a victim of a saw and not of a storm

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 April 2022 at 10:29
It's awfully quiet in here


Day 6 comments

Jozioau, ordinary but attractive scene, well seen
Dopol, I remember those saddles from my youth, think theye were called "health saddles" but I just found them very uncomfortable.
pegelli, I thought about a focus stack to get all fruits in focus but in the end settled on this version where the softness adds a bit of atmosphere
bigsi, beautiful landscape with good emphasis on the house as eye-catcher
Robbie, the framing by the jetty and the two masts work very well
LAbernethy, Do you have enough A-mount lenses to make it the whole month? Another nice example
Phil Wood, nice photo, the unsharp building (I assume a church) in the background adds context to the call for prayer
gregja, nice play with shapes and lines and the red dot is a bonus
addy landzaat, you still see some here in Belgium, but not as many as in the Netherlands I think
onsplekkie, again great to use a letterbox crop on this photo
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 April 2022 at 01:21
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

It's awfully quiet in here


Day 6 comments

LAbernethy, Do you have enough A-mount lenses to make it the whole month? Another nice example


Work should ease up next week and allow some time to comment.

I haven't even finished with the DT lenses. With the Tamron and Minolta still to go.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 April 2022 at 07:41
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

addy landzaat, you still see some here in Belgium, but not as many as in the Netherlands I think
I find that in some places there are more Ukranian flags then in other places.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 April 2022 at 09:12
Following on from Joe's selective comments Days 1 to 7, here are more for Days 8 to 15.

Day 8:
@gregja - another attention grabbing and attractive signature image of yours. The thing I'm puzzled about is the shallowness of the field of focus with your 35mm prime at aperture f5.6. I would have thought this would have yielded a wide depth of field.
@Dopol - beautiful image of a beautiful flower. Not surprising that it's a favourite of yours, and many other togs.
@KoBra64 - very interesting glimpse of the architecture here, leaving me wanting more.
@Fred_S - a very dreamy Tulip. Beautiful.
@bigsi - wonderfully lit, and composed with the mooring line leading the eye to the barge and then up into the rigging.

Day 9:
@gregja - the humble teaspoon, most attractively rendered and presented.
@pegelli - interesting perspective taking in the people and activities within the colourful setting.
@KoBra64 - nice monochrome setting the hard stone of the mausoleum against the whispery structure of the bare tree, all strongly modelled in the angled sunlight.
@Fred-S - can't go wrong with a traditional windmill. Wonder whether I wouldn't have like it better with the ho-hum brick building and electrical box cropped out?
@Phil Wood - such a tactile image, capturing the texture perfectly.
@Harm vb - lovely macro of an old fashioned special lightbulb, or is it a valve?
@bigsi - perfect lighting on this eye catching scene. Love the textures.
@Dopol - remarkably well preserved brick tower. Lucky to have it as a neighbour.
@addy landzaat - very appealing composition of a simple piece of urban subject matter.

Day 10:
@pegelli - lovely to see this old tower through the veil of freshly emerged Springtime foliage.
@Robbiee - lovely piece of riverside frontage, timed perfectly in the dying light of the day.
@Phil Wood - interesting reflections, channelling Salvadore Dali?
@Harm vb - nice to see the coming of Northern Spring as I'm experiencing a Southern Autumn.

Day 11:
@gregja - a very succulent looking photo of your succulents. Looks a bit like the saturation is cranked up a tad?
@Fred_S - impressive image, and even more impressive that you didn't yield to the temptation to peel it off. Or maybe you did straight after?
@addy landzaat - funny looking little mutt. Nicely exposed without losing any detail in the white fur.

Day 12:
@LAbernethy - intersting to me is how the lens elements in this image seem to have lost their transparency, making them look like a mock-up.
@pegelli - very picturesque image with the old castle structure and bridge sitting so comfortably in its setting.
@gregja - interesting image selectively focused on the M logo, but what or where is Missenden?
@Dopol - perhaps an even more appealing night view of this ornate tower. As I said before, lucky to have it as your neighbour.
@addy landzaat - there is obviously no shortage of elegant old bell towers in your part off the world. Most appealing.
@onsplekkie - what the ....? Some sort of industrial enema site?
@Phil Wood - a very attractive detail in its colours and textures, and in how you've cropped it. Love the ornate knot-work.

Day 13:
@gregja - even an old perforated metal bus shelter seat can be made look good with the right eye and the right settings.
@LAbernethy - nice shot of this, one of the lenses I purchased when I was shooting with my a700 and needed a cropped APSC wide angle zoom for architectural work. And it did a great job of it, but now I'm mainly using full frame, it's sitting unused.
@Phil Wood - couldn't have asked for a better setting of the traditional old red phone box against the fresh greens and first flowers of the Spring. Amazed these survive in working, unvandalised order in these days of mobile phones.
@Dopol - very interesting details. Especially what are presumably the mock 'windows' at the water holding top section. Is it still fit for purpose and being used?
@KoBra64 - nice piece of street art - presumably clicking the fingers, or is it a rude gesture?

Day 14:
@Dopol - impressive, aesthetic timber structure and setting. Obviously the product of lots of hard work in the stitching, but if you hadn't mentioned it, no-one might have known.
@addy landzaat - there's something about a bit of fog that turns the commonplace into something more.
@onsplekkie - might be mural madness, but without it this would have been such a sad and boring scene.
@KoBra64 - great use of shallow focus on the heart of your subject. Lovely Bokeh.
@Fred_S - a simple, but striking image. Obviously very geometric, with the wide angle exaggerating the perspective, but lovely saturated colours, and the rows of white drawing the eye through it to the vanishing point.
@bigsi - another fine, tranquil image from your picturesque part of the world. Must be such a pleasure having this within your reach.

Day 15:
@Dopol - wonderful use of your macro. Impressive detail and depth. Nicely cropped and presented.
@gregja - great image focussed on the handrail but very much drawing the eye into the OOF beach scene in the background.
@LAbernethy - the continuing procession. This one very much a reminder to me of the silliness of Sony's choice of fine ribbed rubber focus and zoom rings that are perfect for trapping dirt, and that start to loosen and lose colour with time. Why didn't they simply keep the Minolta design that had none of those disadvantages?
@KoBra64 - great shot of your delighted kid on the carousel. Doesn't get much better than this for a y9ung fairground rider.
@onsplekkie - perfect focus, exposure, context. Might have been even more perfect if the ladybird was head up?
@Fred_S - I guess it must be the idiosyncratic optics of this lens, but It's hard for me to work out how it renders the centre so sharply, but the foreground looks like it has smears on the glass interfering with the IQ.


I'll add as more images are posted. Here's a link to Joe's selective comments Days 16 to 23.






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Day 7 comments

Jozioau, nice pop with the colours and a very tactile feel of the tyre thread
gregja, it's almost two photos in one, the nice out of focus play with the wheels behind and then the very dirty/oily part with nice textures and shine
pegelli, sometimes you're lucky with a subject that presents itself to be photographed
LAbernethy, nice low key approach to this one and with the lighting the texture on the barrel of the lens comes out well
onsplekkie, I can understand why she is one of your favourite models, what was she saying here "no dad, no!"?
Harmvb, nice pano of a beautiful riverscape
addy landzaat, did you see Klukkluk and Mamalou?
KoBra64, Great, finally a youngster who is inspecting something in her hand that's not a smartphone   
Phil Wood, the light and the shallow angle bring out these textures very well!
Robbie, beautiful place under a threatening sky, the statue gives a lot of depth to the image
ffrolvaag, very well executed
bigsi, beautiful light through that very grimy window, wel captured
Dopol, nice piece of history, love the shape of the window frames, the foundation below the building is showing some "flexibility" I think
Fred_S, nice landscape and cloud reflection

Great to see one of the days flowing over into a second page
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Day 13:
@KoBra64 - nice piece of street art - presumably clicking the fingers, or is it a rude gesture?

Joe, I don't know for sure. What is in the shot was the first sight of it on aproach. As i was shooting my wife walked on and saw it from a different angle and said it is 'the finger'. But I don't think so if you you take the position of the forefinger in acount.
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:


@onsplekkie - what the ....? Some sort of industrial enema site?



Indeed, very shocking scene to observe! Artist impressions at culture-site in Rotterdam
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

@gregja - another attention grabbing and attractive signature image of yours. The thing I'm puzzled about is the shallowness of the field of focus with your 35mm prime at aperture f5.6. I would have thought this would have yielded a wide depth of field.
That would be the extension tube having a macro effect.
@gregja - interesting image selectively focused on the M logo, but what or where is Missenden?
Missenden Road, Newtown. City of Sydney has taken to adding street names embossed and in braille at shoulder height on their poles to assist people of all abilites find their way around.

Thanks agaon for your superhuman commenting!
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Thanks to all who commented on my pictures so far.
I'll do some commenting this weekend too. That's part of the game too , isn't it?   
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