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Comments: Week 7 and before...

Well done Howard

I thought your Nuba shots were superb and you captured the emotional impact of the scenes and the indigenous cultural history. Ka pai.

These have been a highlight of this 2022 challenge.

For Week 7 I agree that the Didcot Power Station is a great addition- not just for the mood but also the way you framed the shot with the foreground.

I also like the Redshank shot, the lighting and detail are superb and it was interesting to see you'd taken it with the 500mm reflex lens, in crop mode! That must have been a bit of a challenge if you were taking the photo handheld.

Edited by Wētāpunga - 24 February 2022 at 00:47
α7riii, α9- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia- 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2 & 85/2.4, Zeiss Batis- 85/1.8 & 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7; Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF
 



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Thank you for your kind words, Kai. As for that handheld shot, I am so grateful for the camera’s IBIS! (And I remain in awe of Phil’s handheld 300mm telephoto shots with ISO 64 Kodachrome.)
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Love the three archangels. Very nicely exposed and assembled. Also the stone face was unusual and strangely compelling.
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Week 9

A: Creative


View over Bray Common, Exmoor
A7 III / LA-EA4 / Minolta AF 24-105 / two frames, merged | f/10.0 | @ 24.0 mm | 1/160s | ISO 100

A small panorama, if you will, taken from a by-road near Moles Chamber on Exmoor. Bray Common slopes down to an un-named stream and then, behind the ridge in the middle distance, there is the valley of the River Bray. I spent the first two years of my life on a farm over that ridge, so this whole landscape has a particular draw for me.
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B: This week in 2012


Shark #2 | NEX-3 and Sigma Zoom-beta II 60-200 @ 60mm

I was quite keen on adapting old manual focus lenses to my NEX-3, and this one ten years ago shows Headington's second fibre-glass shark, over the local fish and chips place, Posh Fish!
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Deer on Exmoor | A7 III / LA-EA4 / Minolta AF Reflex 500mm F8

Rather than the in-camera digital zoom I have used recently, I processed this photo in Photoshop with the Superzoom Neural Filter at 2x resolution (= 1000mm equivalent). Again this is near Moles Chamber on Exmoor.
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Week 10

A: Creative


No, I don't know ... | A7 III / LA-EA4 / Minolta AF 24-105 | Ultrawide aspect ratio (Cinemascope 64:27) | f/4.5 | 35.0 mm | 1/200s | ISO 100

Pushing right up to the last day of week 10 here. I went out to Waddesdon, the grand Rothschild pile modelled on a French chateau, about 20 miles from Oxford. Walking around the aviary I came across this, and I am baffled.
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B: This week in 2011


Sun dial and clock Minolta Vectis S-1 and Vectis V 50mm Macro F3.5

In March 2011 I was running a Kodak Activix 200 ISO film through a Minolta S-1 with 50mm Macro; I was pleased with the toning and texture here.
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C: Prime


Daffodil valley | A7 III / Sony SAM 85mm F2.8 | f/5.6 | 85.0 mm | 1/160s | ISO 100

A four-frame stitch from the setting of tens of thousands of daffodils at Waddesdon (cropped to Cinemascope/ 64:27).
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Week 11

A: Creative


The Book Room A7 III / MD-NEX adapter / Minolta MD Rokkor-X 45mm F2 / 1/160s / ISO 640 / F2.8, I think

At Canons Ashby, a National Trust property in darkest Northamptonshire. I asked why they didn't call it a Library and it seems that the then owner didn't like the idea of the books being up for borrowing, or something. Scrolling through Lightroom Presets on my iPad this toning scheme caught my eye.
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B: This week in 2010

Oxford from Boars Hill
Minolta Dynax 700SI / AF 75-300 f4-5.6 / Fujicolor Pro 800Z

Ahead of the DM in Oxford this week here's a classic view of the dreaming spires from the west of the city.
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C: Prime


Creepy scarecrowA7 III / MD-NEX adapter / Minolta MC Tele Rokkor 200mm F4 / 1/800s / ISO 100 / F4, probably

Looking like an extra in a scarecrow-based horror movie, this specimen had the right degree of scariness. There are plenty of crows at Canons Ashby, but there weren't any down by this patch. Naturally, I chose a Cinemascope / 64:27 or 21:9 aspect ratio for this one.

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My, I have fallen behind - so to catch up:

Week 12

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Cycling over Magdalen Bridge| A7 III and Minolta AF 24-105 | f/18.0 | @80.0 mm | 1/15s | ISO 100

Last week was the Dyxum Meetup in Oxford and my two pictures this week will have appeared in the meeting thread. I took the opportunity to practice some panning, taking advantage of the fact that the light here throws shadows ahead of the subject. In this instance a coach following the cyclist throws its threatening shadow ahead, highlighting a problem in the self-proclaimed 'Cycling City' as to how you get road space shared safely for all road users. A line of white paint isn't enough.
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B: This week in 2009


Celtic mother goddesses [color=grey]A100 and (probably) DT 18-70 kit lens | f/5.0 | @28.0 mm | 1/13s | ISO 400 [/grey]

In March 2009 I visited the Corinium Museum in Cirencester and photographed this little sculpture dating from the second or third century AD and discovered in 1899.
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