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    Posted: 9 hours 56 minutes ago at 00:58
For those who commented on this photo, yes, I believe those to be mammatus clouds. They appeared after one thunderstorm and before the next round on a mountain in Arkansas (Rich Mountain), that has interesting weather. I was using the plastic fantastic 35mm f1.8, but hated the colors, so converted to bw. I do love the Minoltas.
 



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Sorry I've not been commenting here as of yet. I've been away more than home and horribly busy when home. I posted 3 challenge photos last week, but getting pages to load was very slow for some unknown reason. It's much better today. I'll comment some now and more later. :)

bigsiThis is stunning. I'm taken with trees myself.

SnegrenLovely reflection in this.

Tricky01 Interesting flow of the petals here, and the BW is intriguing.

Fred_SLove the color and bokeh.

MiPr Water drops are always great, and this color is wonderful.

bonnevilleCute pup and nice perspective!
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Many thanks for the kind comments on my images, I appreciate them. I didn't realise when starting Oktoberfest how challenged I would be getting my lines straight. The 12mm focal length (even on APS-C) really emphasises any slight tilt to the camera although I've seen others here use tilting to good effect.

Day 13 is my next random-ish choice for commenting to here goes...

Jozioau - wonder action captured in this one although I worry about the attendant standing in the middle, is he strapped in?
pegelli - lovely classic autumn colours complementing the sky. The diagram framing works really well too.
minolta_mutley - This is an interesting river-scape and it looks like the buildings here span a number of decades of build dates
Fred_S - I really like the gentle backlighting of this mushroom and the detail this has brought out in the gills
addy landzaat - A very serious look and I find the building in the background provides a good backdrop to this portrait. Your house I presume?
bigsi - Well deserved selection for this week's exhibition providing a window onto the pig's world. I wonder how you encouraged them to pose in the correct location?
LAbernethy - I'm immediately struck by the gorgeous warmth to this image
Phil Wood - I've enjoyed seeing the fire garden images and this one is no exception!
GlassEye - Nice portrait and Paul's face shows a lot of character.
alpha_in_exile - Your image portrays this part of the park as a very calming place to be - I can almost hear the water gently falling down these steps
bonneville - What a country of contrasts the UK must be when there are such lovely quiet(?) villages like this and also what I imagine London is like.
gregja - I'm impressed with how you're able to create something abstract and interesting out of the every-day and mundane - well done and congratulations of your entry in this week's exhibition
alanfrombangor - Another well deserved entry in this week's exhibition. The symmetry and story of decay have been elegantly captured.
Snegren - nicely captured in what I'd image were challenging lighting conditions. Looks like a very pleasant place to enjoy a beverage.
Tricky01 - I was totally a loss to understand what this could be (until you explained). Congratulations too on your exhibition selection.
mikey2000 - A fascinating perspective on truly interesting place. This is the sort image that the eye can explorer for ages - really enjoyed looking
C & C always welcome
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Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

Day 14
rovhazman - Kinda really like this - almost sci-fi like

Day 15
rovhazman - Thank you for showing me an interesting scene I have never seen before

Thank you Brian!
The underwater world is a different world and there are many crazy scenes and creatures...
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Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

alanfrombangor - You must be very fit to enjoy cycling in this challenging environment Alan

47 hilly miles, I couldn't have managed many more! Today was six wet miles, pic-a-day serves the same purpose as a dog in getting me out whatever the weather.
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Three more photos from three more days:

Day 14
rovhazman - Kinda really like this - almost sci-fi like
clk230 - Symmetrical architectural shot bursting with details
bigsi - My kind of place. Very well captured reflections

Day 15
pegelli - If walls could talk. Really good lighting
rovhazman - Thank you for showing me an interesting scene I have never seen before
mikey2000 - Another view only some people get to see. Sixth in line, you had a bit of a wait there Mike

Day 16
LAbernethy - Love the design of this bench, and sadly for only half a life
pegelli - Ha. Crying out to be turned into a Mexican character
alanfrombangor - You must be very fit to enjoy cycling in this challenging environment Alan

and an extra one for luck:
Phil Wood - Your wife has a very good eye for composition Phil
 



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13. minolta_mutley : Diverse architectural styles, the redbrick building looks uncomfortable next to the imposing REMY tower.
13. bigsi : Good control of shadow detail.
13* GlassEye : Paul looks a worried man, captivating portrait.
13. alpha_in_exile : A happy childhood scene, works well with them on opposite sides.

14. Fred_S : Similar focus fade to day 12 and equally effective.
14* clk230 : I love those old arcades, well cared for and I'd guess late 19th century.
14. Phil Wood : The essence of a wet British town centre.

15* Jozioau : A happy slice of life glimpsed through the bridge.
15. Fred_S : I'd never have guessed it was a mushroom!
15. bigsi : A submerged chimney?
15. mikey2000 : Nicely stacked.
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Originally posted by minolta_mutley minolta_mutley wrote:


rovhazman - the contrast between the dessert followed by the aquarium and the landscapes with water is a nice find (and all in series of two).

Thank you, Ivo. This contrast is what Eilat is...
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Day 16:
@rovhazman - I guess this is the main attraction of Eilat - ready access to the Red Sea with its corals and underwater life. My old boss from when I worked as an architect in London almost 50 years ago was a keen amateur scuba diving marine archeologist who dived here and found lots of interesting treasures from antiquity.

Thank you Joe. Many people around me here are scuba divers, and of course all my coworkers and students are (after all, my research here is marine biology...). I do want to start diving here (there is so much to see!), but didn't get to it yet. I have many excuses, but I guess the main reason for not doing it yet is a mental block - I get stressed when I am underwater and even when snorkeling I get stressed and don't get to far from the coast.
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:


8. rovhazman : The bright sun implies a hot day, emphasised by the chairs.

Thank you Alan. Hot day is a relative term... It was considered a nice day, but it was around 32 centigrade (which I guess it is hot in most normal places...). There is something with the combination of the dry desert with the sea that makes it feel nice even when the temperature is above 30.
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

11. rovhazman - A desolate landscape, I've cycled a few roads like that, the "washboard" surface isn't ideal.

Thank you again.
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10. Jozioau - Nice contrast of the old artillery against the tower blocks.
10. mikey2000 - A well spotted photo opportunity.
10. clk230 - Beautiful traditional library, a calm place for study.
10* Bob J - Dramtic abstract, just about possible to identify as a railway line.

11. Snegren - Rampant toadstools bursting out, echoed by the white circles.
11. pegelli - The Low Countries look perfect for fungi, more pristine specimens.
11. rovhazman - A desolate landscape, I've cycled a few roads like that, the "washboard" surface isn't ideal.
11* gregja - I love how the angular shapes transition into circles.

12. clk230 - Lots of interest here.
12* pegelli - A fascinating piece of history with nature providing moss and humans supplying graffiti.
12. Fred_S - Dramatic focus fade.
12. alpha_in_exile - Simple but effective composition.
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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Thanks Alan, honoured to be your favourite again for Day 7. But what's next after flowers and mushrooms???

I defy anyone to spot a pattern in my contributions! Very wet this morning, today's could be a challenge.
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Really enjoy you contributions, I will pick up some more commenting in the weekend
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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Starting my catch-up from day 7, favourite of each day marked with an asterisk.


7* Fred_S : Perfectly focussed on the rim and fades away prettily.

9. Fred_S : I'm enjoying your flower series, not a genre that normally interests me.


Thanks Alan, honoured to be your favourite again for Day 7. But what's next after flowers and mushrooms???
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Adding to my Joe's Days 9 to 12 comments, here are comments for Days 13 to 16.

Day 13:
@Fred_S - that lens again! Beautiful shallow DOF and Bokeh, although I'm feeling a bit "mushroomed out"

Thanks Joe, as mentioned I am mushroomed out myself as well. I have a forrest full of them next doors, but need to change the subject now.
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Originally posted by minolta_mutley minolta_mutley wrote:


Fred_S - 5 nice fungi in a row, with tons of Bokeh. Fred is also in the running of a long stunning series.

Thanks Ivo! I am not sure if I can keep up this level. Anyhow have to switch subject after 5 days
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