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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2021 at 16:39
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Dutch Forrest. Somehow they look artificial, don't you think?
Yes, they are. In the Golden Age (16th/17th) century almost all natural forests were taken down to build ships. They planted trees that grew into the forests we have now. Almost all Dutch forest now are planted forests.

Fun fact: in September I was at the shipyard in Arnemuiden and they told me they used wood that was planted by the VOC in the 17th century.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote minolta_mutley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 October 2021 at 15:54
Dear Dyxummers, now you'll have to cope with my mediocre trials with the T&S Samyang 24mm i got brandnew for 500 (maybe they're still available with Canon mount... so yes i adapted it with an mc11).

Well - i do believe i'm in big need for a shift 15mm or T&S 17mm from Canon after one day

We'll see what's next - first i have to get an extra corona-shot... (and the belgian state is keeping me & lots of other people waiting - we don't know what the hell is going on - it's the third time things won't go the way it should go, that's a pandemic, that's the real hell).

You won't get crowded pictures from me - that's for sure!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BearairCactus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 October 2021 at 17:55
So I am off on day 16, not done much photography in the past two years and hardly used my A850 I bought last year, thought the Octoberfest would be a great way to get used to the camera with a 50mm fitted.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 October 2021 at 21:37
I'll do some commenting on the first half of this challenge tomorrow !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2021 at 21:21
As promissed some comments for the first half of this Oktoberfets challenge

I'll just pick a few per day from the odd days.
(technically that's just a quarter of October )


Day 1
Jozioau: Lovely dog, and sharp on the eye
Gregja: Intriguing colorful abstract
Phil Wood: Not sharp on the eye, but still a nice picture
LAbernethy: It looks like you're into de Xmas mood already
Dopol: That's a characterful BW picture from you new hometown Domien.

Day 3
Snegren: Nice Meyer bokeh
Addy Landzaat: This depressing Dutch weather doesn't make it easy for Oktober fest, but I like this one.
Harm vb: As I said to Addy . Thee is alwaus sunshine after rain!
Pegelli: Make me think of an anchor with the blue paint as water.

Day 5:
LAbernethy: You beat the guys from donw-under with the first post for day 5 . Nice to seen some work with the A700, that has been my work horse for many years.
Jozioau: Nice soft bokeh from the CZ 135
Gregja; That's a strong minimalistic BW abstract!
Pegelli: Impresssive facade indeed, looks best with wide angles
Snegren: That can't be Dutch steel, must be cheap import
Phil Wood: A typical sign of these times.
onsplekkie: Nice find!
minolta_mutley: That could be a Dutch landscape as well
addy landzaat: Nice curve
Dopol: This is a landscape day indeed. I like the repeating pattern of the little water crossings
AsD: Nice sea scape with a good cloudy sky

Day 7:
onsplekkie: I don't know where you find all these nice murals!
Phil Wood: Good that you tell us what he is doing behind that wall
Pegelli: I took a shot from this guy from behind, but hadn't noticed what he was doing. Did you see his drone?

Day9:
Snegren: Love that boheh!
minolta_ mutley: is that meant as a fish, or just looks like one?
Phil Wood: almost a car crash in the window!
alpha_inexcile: Desperation isn't always bad, it can be a spurce of creativy.
Addy Landzaat: A little perspective correction might help [;)}
AsD: I like it with the wood structure and the shallow DOF

Day 11:
Jozioau: Brugmania in decay..
Onsplekkei: Nature can give us nice colour contrast!
Gregja: Sorry Greg, this one is a bit too soft for me. Seems to miss a real focus point
Pegelli: Rural models?
Domien: Nice warm colours. It seems like a park rather than a forest with the lined up trees.

Day 13:
onsplekkie: Nicely framed!
Domien: Cute!
Phil Wood: Drek in Dutch means mud or dung
Snegren: Nice typical Dutch workshop
Addy Landzaat: Not too bad for ISO12800

Day 15:
Pegelli: I haven't seen these in yellow before!
Gregja: I like this one, mimimalistic but effective
Snegren: A challenge with 4mm, but you are coping well Paul!
onsplekkie: Nice find with the reflection!







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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2021 at 21:39
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:


Day 13:
Phil Wood: Drek in Dutch means mud or dung


In English 'dreck' means rubbish - however, I suspect 'DREK' may have been painted by a young man called Derek.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2021 at 12:02
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Inspired by gregja

Well, I'm flattered!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2021 at 20:18
Hope you don't mind me joining Oktoberfest. Bit late to the party!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote minolta_mutley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2021 at 20:33
Dear Leo,

We're happy to see you join the party (as long as you don't imitate Peter Sellers it's fine to us - and even when you do - see that you can photograph the elephant in the room).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2021 at 20:33
You're more than welcome Leo!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2021 at 21:39
Some people pull out early, some join late, all fine since participation is the essence

And how can we deny Leo to join when he uses a Leotax, impossible, that would really be cruel
You can see the April Foolishness 2021 exhibition here Another great show of the talent we have on Dyxum
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Idleidolidyll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2021 at 23:05
Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Didn't manage any shots today, so here's one I took earlier in the month.

The Road to the Gibbet

Sony A99ii + Minolta AF 50mm f1.4 - ISO 100, f8, 1/500s


Halifax? Very macabre!

There's a pastel look to that Phil. It has no white but hey, I've lived in the UK and understand the greyness of the place . Given the name, you could have made this a very very dark image
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2021 at 23:05
Thanks Ivo, Fred and Pieter!
What's in a name, but I had to have that lens of course!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2021 at 12:18
I'll start commenting on the even days (to complement Fred_S)

Don't know if I will do all or just some, but here's day 2

gregja, nice abstract
Jozioau, I like the reflection
Harm vb, if you deselct "auto crop" when creating the pano in Lightroom and then clone in some extra sky the windmill would be complete
pegelli, the fly is a nice bonus
Dopol, pretty bold but fitting BW conversion
Snegren, The cold/blue atmosphere works well in this shot, so these must be fresh/new rebars
Phil Wood, nice depth in that shot
addy landzaat, the oof desolate field in the back really adds to the sombre mood of that photo
alpha_in_exile, nice pattern and well seen
LAbernethy, nice bold colours
AsD, a top shot, grat light and rainbow, I'm glad it made the weekly exhibition


Day 4
gregja, nice conversion and good use of focus and out of focus areas
Jozioau, nice architectural detail, I guess the ladies will have an eternal headache
Phil Wood, wishful thinking indeed but pointing out the opposing views will still be present for a long time
addy landzaat, unconventional architectural shot, but I like it
minolta_mutley, gorgious evening colours and a nice composition
Snegren, nice combo of sharpness where it matters and characterful bokeh
LAbernethy, nice vibrant red and the drops are a real bonus to this photo
pegelli, a pity the sky wasn't a bit more colourful
Dopol, more proof that decay can be a nice subject
onsplekkie, nice composition and sunstar giving the whote photo a nice mood
Fred_S, nice door, but I'm not so sure the green frame fully fits
AsD, nice conversion and the sky was very helpful for you in this shot


Day 6
LAbernethy, very intense!
Jozioau, nice framing
Snegren, nice composition and I like the contrasting colours
gregja, evening colours? Anyway thei is the mood I feel in this image
Dopol, the double door reflection makes you seem like a split personality (which you aren't)
Phil Wood, glad you're back to normal again, you never hear that in the news, while sthe shortage/long queues were covered ad nauseam.
Fred_S, great view and I missed that, but I'll try again the 24th
onsplekkie, gorgious morning colour
addy landzaat, maybe crop it square? (and clone out the dust bunny)
pegelli, the threatening sky works well
AsD, interesting sand drawing, never seen something like that, who or what made it?



Day 8
Jozioau, a wonderful dog indeed
Snegren, nice play with light and focus
gregja, love the contrast between the bright orange bars and the dark weathered wood
Phil Wood, doesn't seem that he has a large audience, but he's still got a happy look on his face
Fred_S, I missed that one too, well seen
addy landzaat, funny shot with a very fitting caption
onplekkie, I still remember these trams from the time I stayed with my grandmother(s) in Rotterdam and bought a day-ticket to roam around the city (many, many years ago)
Dopol, indeed an interesting distortion
pegelli, cob webs indicate it hasn't been open for a long time
AsD, I like the minimalistic approach of this shot


More to come later
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