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Aged by Armakk

Beautifully done.....

Your well crafted shot brought back many memories for me..........why?

.......Many moons ago, I was a carpenter/joiner employee by a long established small town family building firm........one of our most regular jobs was to renew all the sash cords in most of the old Georgian and victorian properies over a very wide area.

The Georgian sash window fitting were always solid brass, beautifully designed, most still work perfectly today, many of the very large sash windows hung on special chains.

Thanks for the memories.


What was that?, she asked

What was that?, she asked by Potra

Wasn't there one of those in........THE YELLOW SUBMARINE?

One eyed ( currently)


'This is my garden!'

'This is my garden!' by meandbruno

I didn't think I would ever see a moggie very very similar to our...Tinke?.......a mottled coated blue-eyed Birman with incredible spirit and detrmination......shese 16 now.

You will find her in my portfolio.



Alien by Franko59

It is almost certainly a Nomad Bee,they make a nest for around three eggs, after they are laud, they fill it with pollen, then seal the entrance, with mud and saliva that sets hard, the youngsters emerge some weeks later.

How do I know this?

I have a couple of half logs specially drilled to encourage them, Bees of all kinds need our help currently, they are the main pollinators.

Look up.....Nomad Bees..

I might have a shot of mine in my portfolio?



Kiss by gaborfoto

A wonderful High Key study.


Summer wine

Summer wine by gaborfoto

A very classy Portrait this.......the Title suits it beautifully:



faith by 6x4_photography

A truly wonderful portrait........perhaps a little more crop from the left??


Booty Shakin

Booty Shakin by happysnapperman

Nothing wrong with the photograph.....but.

She should have been done for indecent exposure in a public place.........No, Im not a prude, but an increasingly concerned grandfather.......


What she is doing is as bad, or worse than a guy exposing himself in public.

A high pressure hose would be my answer.


In the Net

In the Net by helenlinda

A superb creation, that has full marks, plus, a User Award from me........Inspirational!


A 40s family

A 40s family by retec

A great retro look to this......but.......

As a real wartime kid, I don't recall a single child who wore a flat cap, that is more Edwardian and WWI.......sad to spot too that the same lad is wearing Velcro fastened footwear.

This is meant as an honest critique, not to upset the photographer or the little family who made a real effort on the day.

Having done re enactments and having been a kid during the War I perhaps notice more than most.



Concentric by NevP

A good strong portrait, I like the angle it has been taken at.



h by Dismorfic

A very beautifully crafted portrait.


The Hut Revisited 2014

The Hut Revisited 2014 by DamonPaulHallsworth

I can agree with you entirely, I too had a similar experience when I first took up serious digital photography on full retirement 15 years ago.

Since then, thanks to input from forum members here and elsewhere, I have developed photography skills I could have only dreamt of back then.

Nowadays, a camera is welded to my chest wherever I go, plus a little PANASONIC LX5 in a jacket pocket, never mind my phone camera.

Photography has completely changed my life for different reasons, I too would rescue my camera first if threatened.

You photograph here, has that..........Timeless/Classical ......feel, very similar to early works by film photographers.

Long may you and your photography continue.


David Warner

David Warner by jondemon666

A cracking portrait of a very fine actor.......

Many, many moons ago, my good lady and I were members of the same amateur company he was in when he was in his acting infancy, we still have pics of him acting with her in the same play.

Happy Days!


Ant Farm

Ant Farm by hunter031072

You have done very well here, excellent focus.

I use a SONY Alpha 55 with a dedicated SONY2.8-100 macro lens, to acquire similar shots, during the past year or two I have come up with a winning formulae for most of my macro shots ( see my portfolio of examples)

My DIY Snoot flash reflector/diffuser consists of a Pound Shop plastic cereal box with the bottom cut with a door- like opening to fit tightly over my Speedlight.

The top inside of the container is lined with kitchen foil, just inside the front end inside the top, I have glued a small plastic mirror that increases the light to where it is needed. The lid of the box can be on or off depending upon the diffusion required, I leave it off now and use white paper towel as a diffuser if taking something shiny.

I have learned that despite quite a bit if advice to the contrary, I can successfully use AUTO FOCUS.....it is extremely fast and efficient on the Sony kit, there can be a little bit of hunting by the lens, but not much different to rocking back and forth yourself whith camera set to Manual.

My standard settings which seem to work every time with this set up are......depending upon ambient light..

Aperture 9 to 16 Shutter 160th ISO Between 200-400. Flash to highest level for a start.

Macro is a deep and fascinating photographic challenge......enjoy?


I Could Not Help It

I Could Not Help It by sweetpea62


To both ladies, for taking a swim and a walk for excercise ...........


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