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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2019 at 07:58
Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:

day 1:
pegelli - Clever focus keeps you guessing what this is.

Originally posted by GlassEye GlassEye wrote:

Day One
pegelli -- So clean and simple. Yet I'm confused. First thought was water down a drain, but now I don't know. Still feeling dizzy!

Thanks for the comments, I gave it away in the outtakes
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2019 at 08:11
Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:


Snegren - Iconic scene from your wonderful country

Thank you Brian. Be prepared, I am in windmill mood, there will be more.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2019 at 08:13
@ Phil Wood, day 2, 2999: Lady of Legend in Didcot, I'm so envious of all the nice restored mainline engines in the UK, in the Netherlands we only had 1 (the 3737) but it's out of service again. Nice picture also, just a small detail tells a whole story.
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Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:


Snegren - Intrigued that after 30s the blades of the windmill are still sharp although the clouds have moved.

I have never seen this windmill at work, although it's orientation towards the wind is sometimes changed and one would only do that if one is interested in using the mill. Anyway, the blades are generally chained up very well because if they break free the rotor may turn without load (at high speed) and this generally results in damage/destruction.
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Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:

rovhazman - Something majestic in the emptiness of this landscape is brought to life by the composition and texture.


Thank you, Greg!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2019 at 19:04
Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:

A few that caught my eye from day 1:

bigsi - Luminescent glow and warm colours draw me in. Something about this is reminiscent of what you see on a microscope slide.




Originally posted by GlassEye GlassEye wrote:


Day One

bigsi -- The arrangment of the leaves is a pleasing abstract. They appear frozen in water, some sharp others out of focus.


Thanks Greg and Mike, I was really pleased with how this turned out.
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

@ Phil Wood, day 2, 2999: Lady of Legend in Didcot, I'm so envious of all the nice restored mainline engines in the UK, in the Netherlands we only had 1 (the 3737) but it's out of service again. Nice picture also, just a small detail tells a whole story.


Not so much restored as created. Nevertheless it's a fine looking beast, I do like the GWR livery. Photographing whole engines at Didcot is not so easy, most of them are parked up nose to tail with only a couple of metres between rows. Still well worth a visit if you're ever in the area.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2019 at 20:55
Comments on a few from day 2
LAbernethy - Clever concept made me smile
Fred_S - The warm tones and shallow focus work for me.
alpha_in_exile - A well composed and executed study.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2019 at 21:14
Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:

Comments on a few from day 2
Fred_S - The warm tones and shallow focus work for me.

Thanks Greg!
I will do some commenting in the weekend.
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Hi all, sorry, super hectic at work so not having chance to comment yet, but enjoying the opportunity (forcing myself!) to play with the macro. I'm also a sucker for cropping so trying super hard to avoid it in these images, but my day 2 pic I had to just to make this little critter a bit bigger. If anyone knows what it is I would be fascinated to know.

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Fred_s, beautiful.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 October 2019 at 02:28
Originally posted by Josiel Josiel wrote:

Fred_s, beautiful.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 October 2019 at 10:26
A summary of those that caught my eye in the first three days, asterisk marks my favourite of the day.

1* gregja : dramatic colours and beautiful focus fade away from the red screw.
1. pegelli : intriguing. I guessed what it is.... but wrongly
1. GlassEye : the light on the fountain emphasises it against the shaded house.
1. Snegren : long exposure produces nice streaky clouds but no movement in the windmill sails, is it disused?
1. addy landzaat : pleasing study in pastel blue and pink.
1. Phil Wood : calm riverside inn with a lovely wavy reflection.
1. MiPr : elegant S bend in the trunk with a hint of shadow on the clean background.

2. pegelli : peaceful autumn hues.
2. LAbernethy : nice model boat.
2* Fred_S : fantastic fiery photo.
2. bigsi : life v gravity.

3. LAbernethy : decaying photogenically with the faded Post Office sign declaing its now redundant purpose. Would probably work well in b/w also.
3. bigsi : mystical scene of mist and moss, a land of pixies.
3* Fred_S : organic textures radiating from the natural frame at the bottom, beautiful.
3. rovhazman : similar to some of our Welsh scenes with stony mountain ridges and grey cloud.
3. MiPr : well focussed on the fly eye.
3. Tricky01 : forktastic!

Lashing down with rain here today.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 October 2019 at 11:38
My record in challenges has not been great of late, so I'm holding off actually joining and posting until I'm confident that I'm properly underway... and that I can also keep up with commenting - anyhow, these are for day 1...

Jozioau: Lovely colours, lovely boke – I’m envous of the onset of your spring…

Bonneville: Love the repeating patterns and almost symmetry – the raindrops set the whole thing off.

Gregja: I love the powerful colours and near abstraction

Pegelli: I think we have entered the realms of super-abstraction… I figure this is something we don’t use in the UK, as I don’t recognise it. I like the offset and the Oof curve to the left.

GlassEye: A moment in time, frozen – wonderful halo effect. Could maybe have lost a bit of the house on the left…

Snegren: In contrast to the frozen fountain, the glassy sky and canal – lovely mix of the still and the fluid.

Addy landzaat: There is something very dDutch about this bike – handlebars stand out wonderfully against the OoF background..

Bigsi: If you hadn’t said polytunnel, I would have thruoght that you had froxen some leaves and back-lit.. a good example of finding a notable shot in less than promising circumstances.

Alanfrombangor: Nice streetshot, love the spiky angles of the high-tech headgear contrasting with the mid-20th century station in the background.

Tricky01: Good use of backdrop – notable that although the central figure is in focus, attention is still drawn to the figure facing away and Oof…

LAbernethy: An interesting contrast with Joe’s spring blossom – a more sombre, autumnal scene..

Phil Wood: What makes this shot are the reflections and the low viewpoint with just that splash of weak sun on the pub wall.

Alpha_in_exile: good use of colour, nice boke and rather dynamic composition.

Rovhazman: Good use of foreground – interesting layers in the landscape. Given the limited colour range I might have been tempted to go monochrome, but I don’t know how that fits in with your personal challenge…

Minolta_mutley: Symathy for the devil? Nicely onserved and lit. Great textures in the wall.

MiPr: Marvellous subject, subtle colours, wonderfully composed..

Clk230: Great light, glorious sky – looks like some perspective correction may have been applied?
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