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This Nuba shot I liked best of your series. Something with the tone of colour (or lack of it) and balance in compotition. great!
 



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Week 7

This week I have been catching up with unedited files from May 2021 (!) - new to the world but not new this week.

A: Creative


Wallis detail: rigging | NEX-7 and E PZ 16-50

As the Tate quoting Wikipedia says, 'Alfred Wallis (18 August 1855 29 August 1942) was a Cornish fisherman and artist known for his port landscapes and shipping scenes painted in a naive style. Having no artistic training, he began painting at the age of 70, using household paint on scraps of cardboard.'

I am not yet 70, so there's hope for me yet.

This detail is from an exhibition last year at Kettle's Yard in Cambridge, 'Alfred Wallis Rediscovered'.
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B: This week in 2014


Out of commission x2 | NEX-7 and E 55-210 zoom

Here I am on 16 Feb 2014 looking towards Didcot Power Station from the ditch of the Iron Age fort on Castle Hill, one of the Wittenham Clumps.

Coal-fired electricity generation had stopped a year earlier and decommissioning Didcot A power station had started. The cooling towers are sadly gone now. The tall chimney for the gas-powered generation of electricty remains.

The fort was effectively decommissioned or abandoned a couple of millennia earlier.
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C: Prime lens


Redshank | A7 III and Minolta AF Refkex 500

I shot this on the camera's crop sensor setting, effectively giving me a focal length of 750mm.
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Nice varied set this week Howard, I especially like the Didcot shot - how is it that I'm nostalgic for this pollution machine?

The redshank is a good capture with the AF 500 and the detail from the painting makes an ex-sailor wonder how much sail would be left if they put a reef in.
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Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:


I shot this on the camera's crop sensor setting, effectively giving me a focal length of 750mm.

Mmm, plenty of detail left there and a nice shot with it. The front bokeh is not objectionable and you very cleverly put the subject on the edge of the cliff to avoid donuts in the back bokeh! Well planned!
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Another very good week Howard. I especially like the Wallis detail: rigging photo. It really is very good, especially taking in to account the back story. Painting in all the reefing ties must have been tedious.

You said: "I am not yet 70, so there's hope for me yet." As I'm 74 in a few weeks I am clearly past it, so fame as a street artist will not be for me
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66 for me. State pension age and still working (and still paying tax - which I will still be doing when I retire fully )
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Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

66 for me. State pension age and still working (and still paying tax - which I will still be doing when I retire fully )
Me too, but work is only part time now.

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Sorry for being a bit tardy commenting, too busy with all kind of other stuff (like helping our daughter renovate a house)

But the Nuba shot is very nice, the colour grading in that one really brings a more theatening atmosphere. From this week I really like the Didcot power station, again processing completely in line with the mood the subject brings.
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Thanks again for all the comments, on and off topic!

This week I have been delving into the archive, finding a small batch of photos that I hadn't processed beyond some submissions for the B&W challenge last year. I meant to go back and work through the set, and have now only reached them.

This week's photos will be new to the world, but not shot recently. This weekend I am off to Devon and then next week the A-mount celebrations begin, so I should have plenty more coming down the line soon.

So without further ado ...
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Week 8

A: Creative


The Three Archangels | A7 III and FE ZA 24-70 F4

Again the creativity is chiefly on the otherside of the camera, though some dial twiddling etc. was necessary to get alignments and exposure sorted.

This is the East Window at Rottingdean church near Brighton in Sussex. It was made by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, the Pre-Raphaelite artist who lived 1838-1898, and maintained a house in Rottingdean.

The Archangels here are Gabriel, Michael, and Raphael.


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B: This week in 2013


Torpids practice | NEX-7 and 75-300 4.5-5.6 (Minolta, probably)

Nine years ago crews were practising on the Isis (Thames) for the Torpids eights races. According to the OURC web pages Torpids this year will be 2-5 March, so if anyone wants to come and have a look, let's make a date, perhaps for Thurs 3rd or Saturday 5th? If this all baffles you, have a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpids.

It can be cold, it can be wet. It can be so wet that they can't run the race because of water levels (e.g. in 2020). So I wouldn't hop on that jet too soon, Kai ...

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C: Prime


Low key face | A7 III and Sigma 70mm Macro F2.8

This was at the back of someone's garden during an Open Gardens day in Seaford, I think.
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