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Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

The head is only about 4ft high (if I remember I'll take a tape measure tomorrow) - a long way from a double-decker. Day 4 was a 12mm shot, only the camera was inside the head. As for Day 7 - not long to wait to find out.


I'm gonna have to get creative tomorrow as my shot list is now kinda empty!

I have one half idea, which I've eye-balled, and is gonna be difficult and probably look terrible - I think my Day 7 is gonna be worse than my lazy Day 1 (but I will know that I put more effort in). aka - getting excuses in early.
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Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:


^^ glad you put 'fisheye' in the notes on 'Day 5'. I was looking at it wondering if you'd shot it through a door fisheye lens. Your fish seems to have put a ring around the photo (I'm thinking APS fish on FF sensor?)


It's the Lensbaby 12mm fisheye, which indeed creates a ring on FF. My Day 6 is with same combo, but in APS mode. Somehow that has a ring too .



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Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:


Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:


^^ that now looks surprizingly small!
For some reason I pictured this to be like the size of a double-decked bus
It looks 1/5th that size now ... wondering what Day 7 will show now


The head is only about 4ft high (if I remember I'll take a tape measure tomorrow) - a long way from a double-decker. Day 4 was a 12mm shot, only the camera was inside the head. As for Day 7 - not long to wait to find out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 19:18
Day 5 comments
LAbernethy - Clever arrangement of subject and lighting.
onsplekkie - Impressive wrangling to take this. I love the impression of speed from the streaks on the road surface.
Phil Wood - I can see a form emerging....
addy landzaat - I like the overall cool, sombre tones of this shot
alanfrombangor - Great use of abstraction here. I really like the variety in your set over the week.
Fred_S - No disappointment, variety and surprise always good!
pegelli - Lots of colour here. What I find amazing is you have all these handy!
Howard_S - Seeing it whole now lets me appreciate the beautiful texture of the object, captured well here.
dCap - Interesting view, lots of detail and I like the b&W conversion.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 19:11
@Howard - slimline, almost pocketable, a wonder how the iPhone ever took off really, huh!
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For context on my Day 6 entry, my RD-175 is rehabilitated. I fixed my underlying problem, which turned out to be a faulty CF card. I can now take photos at will and in my Photo 150 challenge part 3 (vintage digital) I can feed stuff through taken with the camera. Phew.
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@ons - that you can balance on two-wheels, one-handed, and compose a photo must be something in your DNA

My mother has always questioned why nobody on a bike in the UK has mirrors, I've always said that you're so much more aware of your surrounds on a bike and the glance over the shoulder and the sound is all part of being on a bike. That said, with electric cars now being whisper quiet (plus the numerous speedy scooters we have here on the road and pavement) ... I think I need mirrors just while walking now!

Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:



^^ glad you put 'fisheye' in the notes on 'Day 5'. I was looking at it wondering if you'd shot it through a door fisheye lens. Your fish seems to have put a ring around the photo (I'm thinking APS fish on FF sensor?)

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


^^ that is a cracking shot!
I'm gonna be super duper picky - which I'm sure with your talent you can accept as just observer thoughts - I love the clean composition but perhaps it needs something to the top/right of the frame? Also perhaps a brown egg? But I also get that the white egg vs ball might have been the decision making there?

Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:


^^ that now looks surprizingly small!
For some reason I pictured this to be like the size of a double-decked bus
It looks 1/5th that size now ... wondering what Day 7 will show now
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I missed day 6, I will take an extra picture tomorrow I hope.
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Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:



Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:


this is probably a bit harder to photograph than it looks
now wondering what speed this was taken at
that you are free-wheeling in a place 'not famous for having hills' sort of gives this away as an electric?
and it is unusual to see a rear-view mirror on a bike over here (UK)


Framing with 12mm lens is only tricky on getting the horizon straight. Rest can be cropped

My bicycle indeed has a electric assistance motor; so called speed-pedelec. In the Netherlands any bike that has engine-assist reaching over 25km/h, with a max of 45km/h, needs to be registered & insured. By law speed pedelec is seen as a moped and there for its driver needs a licence to drive it and comply to certain traffic rules. One of them is that the bike has to have a rearview mirror, which is actualy very handy

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 10:56
Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:

gosh - not sure I was ready for that rather un-expected pop of color!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 10:55
Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:

Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:


this is probably a bit harder to photograph than it looks
now wondering what speed this was taken at
The navigator(?) screen corner says 36 km/h.
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

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gosh - not sure I was ready for that rather un-expected pop of color!

Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:


this is probably a bit harder to photograph than it looks
now wondering what speed this was taken at
that you are free-wheeling in a place 'not famous for having hills' sort of gives this away as an electric?
and it is unusual to see a rear-view mirror on a bike over here (UK)
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
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Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

A sluggish kind-of-feeling is not what I experience, can also be due to what kind of hub-gear is used on the bike in combination with the belt? Mine is a Shimano Nuvinci stepless hub; smoooooth is what I'll call it

He has a Rohloff. I have one also on my Thorn bike (conventional chain), which is sluggish but perfect for heavyweight touring with a tent. I see the Nuvinci has a narrower ratio so wouldn't be practical in my locality, too hilly.
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Iíve never heard of a belt drive bicycle!   Sounds good though...

On another note, I have a bit of a technical problem. My computer started shooting sparks and smoke out of the power connecter. (Itís been homeschooled to death, I think)

Then the battery ran out.   So, I think my stuff is safe (I also backed it up a few days ago).    Looking at the DC in port, I can see pins have been mangled.     Iíve ordered a new socket and it looks relatively easy to fix, so hopefully Iíll be back in the game by Monday.    Iíve got photos to post but no means of getting the raw files processed.    Watch this space!
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