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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 April 2022 at 10:26
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

@addy landzaat - funny looking little mutt. Nicely exposed without losing any detail in the white fur.
I was surprised how much detail I got out of it - the OOC JPEG looked over exposed, but I was able to recover it. Proving JPEG's are not that bad

This is the OOC JPEG:


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Day 8 comments

Jozioau, very nice flower jumping off the screen, composition wise I think it would fit a square crop well
gregja, nice recognisable bokeh that provides context
LAbernethy, great low-key set up this one
Dopol, one of my favourite spring flowers as well, we had quite a bunch (~6) in our front garden this year
KoBra, nice "shape" contrast between the structured lines in the building and the organic shapes of the trees and clouds
pegelli, I especially liked the background bokeh in this one
Phil Wood, indeed very clear, allthough the fence to the right seems "jumpable"
Harm vb, Nice view, is that tower leaning like that in real life like that?
addy landzaat, great emphasis on the anial by the peak sharpness and small dof
Fred_S, wow, real trioplan dreamy rendering, well executed
bisi, another spectacular light situation, well captured scene



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Jozioau, another one where the colours jump off the screen
LAbernethy, you should go and work for a camera or lens company, all your product shots are very well done
gregja, nice play with shapes
pegelli, still don't know if the installation is art or decoration
KoBra, at that stage in life you don't need anything larger, nice B&W conversion
Fred_S, great use of the wide angle and the punchy colours do the rest
Phil Wood, I can feel the texture on the leaf, very tactile
Harm vb, nice object and I like the dynamic composition and punchy processing
bigsi, fantastic light and congrats on making POTW with this one
Robbie, nice layered composition
Dopol, does the fact it seems to have a royal crown on top any special meaning for that church?
addy landzaat, the viewer really gets drawn into that one, nice "depth"
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2022 at 10:12
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Jozioau, they look very nice, is it in your garden, if yes it seems you have a real treat waiting for you
gregja, nice lines pulling the viewer through the image
pegelli, normally I try to avoid branches obstructing a building, but in this case with the small fresh greens it was a concious choice to shoot like this
LAbernethy, another simple but effective low-key example
Robbie, beautiful evening light, the slightly darker rendering and the orange lights give it the right atmosphere overall
KoBra64, impressive construction, I think they did the same around Maastricht where now the highway passing the city is all underground.
addy landzaat, I just looked up GVVV and they're not doing too well (last in 2nd division) but it looks they have a nice stadium.
Fred_S, like gregja's photo this one pulls the viewer through it easily
Phil Wood, I love trompe l'oeil's like these
Dopol, were they so scared by you, or was there a dog driving them there?
Harm vb, beautiful
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2022 at 14:55
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Jozioau, beautiful animal, I enjoy seeing him every challenge
pegelli, sometimes you just see an image while making a bicycle tour
gregja, your eye to see interesting lines and shapes comes across very well in this photo
Dopol, I bet there is some AI that can fix it, but in the end it's still the photographer that makes the image
LAbernethy, that lens looks very new and pristine
Fred_S, another good example of the soft trioplan rendering, well done!
Phil Wood, interesting set-up, but hopefully the "code" to be able to throw the lifeline gets fed back quickly enough after te alarm
Robbie, lovely early spring mood
addy landzaat, what a cutie, looks to be a very friendly dog
onsplekkie, nice scene allthough a slight keystone correction would make it better I think.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2022 at 17:06
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

addy landzaat, I just looked up GVVV and they're not doing too well (last in 2nd division) but it looks they have a nice stadium.
DOVO is doing even worse, almost last in the 3rd division
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2022 at 21:54
Thanks for a all the comments - huge credit to Pieter and Joe for such extensive contributions. In answer to questions/issues raised.

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

My comments for Day 2
Phil Wood, nice moody warm colours inside, makes it an inviting scene, did you go in?

I didn't, perhaps a mistake.

Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Following on from Joe's selective comments Days 1 to 7, here are more for Days 8 to 15.
Day 10:
@Phil Wood - interesting reflections, channelling Salvadore Dali?

Day 13:
@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.


I have to admit that Dali was not in my mind - the reflection just seemed a much better image than the real scene. And the phone box is nicely cared for, but it is not working - the innards are a trompe de l'oeil painting.


Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Day 8 comments
Phil Wood, indeed very clear, allthough the fence to the right seems "jumpable"


It wouldn't be too difficult to circumvent, but I think I'd be climbing rather than jumping these days.
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Day 11 comments

Phil Wood, interesting set-up, but hopefully the "code" to be able to throw the lifeline gets fed back quickly enough after te alarm


The same system is in common use for defibrillators, it shouldn't take long at all.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 April 2022 at 06:24
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


Jozioau, they look very nice, is it in your garden, if yes it seems you have a real treat waiting for you


Those cumquats are growing on a small tree in a tub at my daughter's garden. But every year I get some of the crop to make cumquat liqueur with.

Very simple recipe:
Cut off the fruit leaving a little stump of each stem intact.
Rinse in cold water and pat dry.
Puncture the fruit all around with a wooden toothpick or skewer
Weigh.
Add an equal weight of white sugar.
Place in a large-ish screw top jar.
Pour in a good Cognac or brandy to cover, plus a bit.
Screw up the lid.
Leave in a cool, dark place, and agitate occasionally to ensure all the sugar is absorbed and until the cumquats take up the liquor and sink. This can take quite a little while but the wait is worth it.
Enjoy the liquor (something like a cumquat version of Cointreau) including the alcohol suffused fruit.

Edited by Jozioau - 18 April 2022 at 07:14
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


Jozioau, beautiful animal, I enjoy seeing him every challenge


Glad you like 'Summer'. and as is obvious she's my super-model and regular here on Dyxum. But she is a she.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 April 2022 at 10:52
Thank for commenting on my pics and on with commenting on shots that caught my eye for several reasons.
Day 8
Jozioau - delicate pink tones in a very strong contrasty shot. It certainly draws the eye.
Dopol - spring is flowers is new life is joy and yet this flower seems to have a depressing feel to it.
pegelli - that is crowd, with a little imagination.
Harm vb - a very wide shot of the striking church and I think the shadow at the right increases the leaning effect a bit.
Fred_S - lovely oof greens with a lovely tulip jumping out of it, great.

Day 9
Jozioau - a very strange flower like an explosion. A farewell bang to summer.
LAbernethy - a bit brighter than the day before, good composition.
gregja - very shallow but intriguing.
pegelli - yes, for inspiration the best thing is to get out and it show in this one.
Fred_S - a mill, a wooden bridge and a great sky, a typical dutch scene in this well framed shot.
Phil Wood - that is spring, fresh green. Sharpness is at the right spot, lovely.
Harm vb - excellent macro shot
bigsi - wonderfull compostion with lots to see.
Robbie - looking at the sky, daffodils brightened the day.
Dopol - the tower is a bit dark on my monitor, because of shooting against the light?
addy landzaat - a lot of refections of trees in this one and there is more blue in the water as in the sky.

Day 10
Jozioau - green and orange makes this a nice shot. The fruit looks like a little orange.
pegelli - I love spring shots like these with the trees just starting to reveal the leaves.

Day 11
gregja - nice composition with the saturated green, good use of the tube.
Fred_S - lovely, sharpness at the right spot, delicate tones with smooth bokeh. Sometimes I regret selling my Trioplan.

Day 13
Robbie - the subject is not necessarily beautifull but it combines well with the graffity making it a strong one.
Phil Wood - there is always an option B. Nice shot of a british icon.
onsplekkie - a very well chosen position to make use of the Sahara sand in the sky. Beautifull shot.

Day 14
Jozioau - makes me want a coffee. The shot could have benefitted from a step backwards to get the holder total in the frame but I don't know if there was enough space for that.
Dopol - a lot of lines in this one and, no misalignment
Fred_S - almost. A very blue sky, did you use a filter?
Phil Wood - a very peculiar train or is it the painting that makes it confusing?

Day 15
gregja - I like this one a lot because there is so much to see in the bokeh.
pegelli - a carefully composed landscape with the fallen tree in the front.
Fred_S - stand out, absolutely.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 April 2022 at 11:10
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:


@KoBra64 - great shot of your delighted kid on the carousel. Doesn't get much better than this for a y9ung fairground rider.

Thanks Joe, but it is a stranger, not my kid.

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


KoBra64, impressive construction, I think they did the same around Maastricht where now the highway passing the city is all underground.

Yes! For decades we went to Italy for our hollidays but 2 years ago we decided to travel to Spain by car. To Spain via Antwerp but back via the route du soleil. After the transit route through Luik (I prefer this over the highway around it) we had the unexpected surprise of the new road beneath Maastricht. We were totally unaware of this.

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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Day 10:
…@Robbiee - lovely piece of riverside frontage, timed perfectly in the dying light of the day.

Thank you Joe, the building is a former dairy farm, today café & restaurant in the central "Bürgerpark" in Bremen.
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Day 9
Robbie, nice layered composition

Day 10
Robbie, beautiful evening light, the slightly darker rendering and the orange lights give it the right atmosphere overall

Day 11
Robbie, lovely early spring mood


Pieter thank you for your kind comments, much appreciated.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 April 2022 at 21:28
Again a big thank you to all who commented on my pictures so far.

As promissed, I'l start some commenting too.
Week 1 is so long ago that I'll start with week 2 (day 8), with a few selected comments for each day.

Day 8
@Joziouau: That Planar still rocks!
@LAbernethy: Great to see your lens collection, captured all so beautifully in BW
@Dopol: I agree, but unfortunately don't see them much around here
@bigsi: Great light!

Day 9
@gregja: Sharpness spot on the right place!
@pegelli: Good alternative Pieter! Interesting installment.
@KoBra64: Tiny and spooky !
@Harm vb: Always nice to see 'ordinary stuff' in macro detail, The toning works well here.
@Robbie: That's lots of them !
@Dopol: I hope it won't fall in your backyard!

Day 10
@pegelli: That's a petty. It looks like a beautiful tower.
@KoBra64: I haven't been there for a while and wasn't aware of this project. but it will still take a while before the new road is finished I guess?
@Phil Wood: Nice find!
Harm vb: A returning subject for my April shots!


Day 11
@Jozioau: Such a lovely dog!
@Phil Wood: Is there an indication of response times?
@Addy Landzaat: Another lovely dog this day!

Day 12
@LAbertnethy: Well lit (again) Lee
@pegelli: That proves my point for Day 10
@Dopol: I like this one better than the somewhat grimm day shot
@Addy Landzaat: Almelo always makes me think of comedian Herman Finkers: "In Almelo is altijd wat te doen, dan is het verkeerslicht rood en dan is het weer groen" . But there is actually something to see!
@onsplekkie: Interesting installment!
@Robbie: Is there a story behind this scene?

Day 13
@Jozioua: Lovely scene!
@Gregja: Nice DOF shot!
@Addy Landzaat: Intriguing a-symetric shot
@Phill Wood: Nice colour contrast with the red and green
@onsplekkie: I like the toning












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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:


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@Phil Wood: Is there an indication of response times?


I can't find any real data, but there is a debate over the advisability of putting defibrillators in unlocked boxes to speed up access. However, it doesn't take long to call the emergency number and reach someone with access to the unlock code - it shouldn't take more than a minute or so. I guess the issue is whether the time delay is justifiable v the chance of a readily accessible line being stolen - better to have a slow line than no line.

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