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Mavis 20 143 2 England
27 Sep 2002 8:23AM
What a picture . What a superb natural frame for the balloons . Pity they were so blue but I suppose that was because they were in shade ?
Pete 21 18.8k 97 England
27 Sep 2002 11:47PM
It was one of the first pictures I had taken on an EOS 100 I had been testing back in 1991. I hadn't discovered that Fuji Velvia was better rated at ISO32 and not it's indicated ISO50. Five rolls of film with a lovely underexposed blue hue... Doh! I'll give it a 2 out of 5!
Big Bri 21 16.7k United Kingdom
10 Oct 2002 5:13PM
ISO32. Is that right ? I heard somewhere else that 64 was better, but my Velvia shots always look underexposed I suppose setting a lower ISO will give it more light.
What lens was it ?
onewildworld 19 696 4 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2002 9:24PM
Not a bad shot Pete, I like the kinda quirky angle it seems to have, round and slanted - works well with the baloons.
As for rating Velvia at ISO 32 - dont always agree - yeah it'll give you more colour saturation and contrast, but come-on if Velvia isnt contrasty enough for you alredy....!
Actually I think its personal opinion - people should try adjusting the ISO (or just deliberately over/under exposing 1/3 stop) out with a few rolls and see what works for them and their type of photography.
Pete 21 18.8k 97 England
11 Nov 2002 9:52PM
It was the 15mm Canon wide-angle. 64 ISO would normally be better to underexpose slightly and increase saturation but in Velvia's case, as David pointed out Velvia is contrasty enough so rating at ISO32 reduces this a little making the trannies sparkle. Well it does on my tatty old EOS 100!
canon_stu 18 140 4 England
13 Oct 2003 10:22PM
not for me m8 a think these effects are to save a failed shot,wouldnt mind seeing the original though
Pete 21 18.8k 97 England
21 Oct 2003 9:13AM
Hi Stu this is the was shot on a full frame fisheye lens!
alfpics Plus
20 380 4 England
12 Jan 2004 11:15PM
Terrific - and somehow not to have got lens-flare!
mkenney 18 64
29 Mar 2004 2:30PM
Love the fisheye....great shot.
tabby-cat 17 39
17 Jun 2004 1:36PM
Keep wanting to look at it, love the fisheye
hobbs 18 1.3k Japan
20 Jul 2004 11:58AM
Nice shot Pete, I like the bending effect it fits nicely with the balloons.
pj.morley 19 947 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2004 8:28PM
I like this a lot, don't know if it's the use of a wie angle lens but the leaning towards the centre of the pic draws the eye towards the balloons and the curved landscape frames it well. Nice pic
19 Sep 2004 10:21AM
Only 3 Years and 7 months later.....Great Shot Pete!
Click to ya...Smile
digitalpic 18 107 4 Scotland
29 Oct 2004 7:28PM
great subject in a wonderful location.... "click" for what its worth, i miss widey's on digital..... saving up for a 10.5 !!
helly 17 1
23 Dec 2004 9:29AM
What a great prospective. Click
Kenny 17
6 Jan 2005 8:49AM
Lovely Shot, Please Check Out My Profile, The Country Lane May Interest You..
Alchenzo 17 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2005 4:47AM
Great shot , Amazing Prospective
tepot 17 4.4k United Kingdom
22 Mar 2005 5:11AM
Pete...this appears slightly underexposed, i was told to overexpose by 1 stop to keep my whites white, is this the result of using velvia? is 32asa or 40 asa the correct rating for 50 asa velvia film?

i do like the composure though.
triophoto 18 1
1 May 2005 2:43PM
Love it, fantastic angle.
AnnieK 16 96 Spain
6 Jul 2005 2:55AM
Great shot-superb angle.Have you really been on here for 4 years SmileIs there any hope for me??
jany 18 94 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2005 1:17PM
wow love these fish eye shots!! great photo and hey one more comment for an award!! hope you get it.
11 Jul 2005 3:06PM
very well seen and composed... did you use a fish eye.. awesome p'graphy

Pete 21 18.8k 97 England
17 Jul 2005 12:02PM
thanks all...nikki, yes Canon's full frame 15mm fisheye
1 Aug 2005 3:20PM
Wow, really great photograph!
C_Daniels 17 399 10 England
17 Aug 2005 10:34AM
Great composition with an interesting effect!
The exposure is spot on and the people provide scale,
like it.
tonymarq 16 1 United States
4 Oct 2005 4:53PM
Amazing shot Pete! Love the detail and color with the snow as a backdrop! angle is great with the sun peeking through to the upper left! Love it alot. tonymarq
kokobrown 17 1.9k Scotland
9 Oct 2005 1:06AM
great angle..
i love the blue cast..
Will 20 1.8k United Kingdom
26 Mar 2006 11:14PM
This is a really good shot.
lloydee 18 247
31 May 2006 9:58AM
first picture on ephotozine in the gallery to date - what a start

Gavin 17 17
16 Jul 2006 9:25PM
A great start to the galleries!
deviant 18 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 8:25AM
Little bit of ePz history
VinceJones 17 862 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 1:20PM
Thats history but can I ask if that is that Cheryl in the yellow walking down the hill
albi 17 68 1 England
18 Aug 2006 7:51PM
Yeah, not bad..Lol
KevinGoodchild 20 1.2k 9 England
9 May 2007 4:58PM
just wanted to see what was number 1 in the data bank of photographs ...... !
14 Aug 2007 2:32PM
tony64 18 204 9 England
14 Aug 2007 6:48PM
Was this also the first picture loaded on epz?
Pete 21 18.8k 97 England
19 Aug 2007 4:36PM

Quote:Was this also the first picture loaded on epz?

yes Smile
Bigshot 14 7 England
7 Sep 2007 5:27PM
Nice picture
21 Oct 2007 11:49PM
wow very nice shot love the angle .jon
GeoffP 16 130 Portugal
20 Nov 2007 9:06PM
not digital...
PatriciaWilson 18 617 58 Greece
9 Dec 2007 6:36PM
6.5 years!


Can't help wondering if, when you posted this opening ePz shot, you imagined how things would be today.
IE. a huge successful site with thousands of enthusiastic and talented members.

Must make you smile despite the difficulties.

anyway, thanks, and all the best for the season.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2522 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2008 2:34PM
Seven years late... Great oaks from little acorns, etc etc.
Jou©o 18 56 Finland
28 Apr 2008 8:00PM
so, this is how all this started......and now over seven years later, this site has beceme the BEST photosharing site in the world! Many thanks for that, Pete!

ketch 14 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
12 May 2008 6:47PM
How interesting - so this is indeed where it all started. This is such a good site you must be very proud of your baby (well not so much a baby I guess anymore) - and what is wrong with a seven year click (as opposed to itch).


EmilyAmber 14 1
24 Sep 2008 5:24PM
I think this snowy effect, Is very good. I think this picture is very white, but i like it Wink
imander 15 388 7 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2008 5:18PM
had to have a look at the first upload, really great shot, didn't realise they had camera's this far back in time Wink, really great first upload, reminds me that I want to add a fisheye to my kit
cheers Ian
Andrew_Hurley 16 71 73 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 1:21PM
I don't know why but I just had an urge to find out who posted the first ever pickie on EPZ - I suppose it had to be a staff member. Strangely it was 582 days before anyone posted a comment about it! I suppose the site was not available until September 2002.

There are other photo sharing sites out there (which I won't mention) but I always come back to EPZ as my favourite. Keep up the great work!

Click! Vote number 84!
DebbieBMP 13 33 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 3:50PM
I got bored and decided to go to the last page and here I found a great shot - looks like I am not the only one to go back lately Smile
goodone 13 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 4:41PM
Fantastic! Great!
Andrew_Hurley 16 71 73 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 4:43PM
The horizon isn't straight!
alzh 18 Saudi Arabia
11 Dec 2008 11:01PM
IanFlindt 17 740 21 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2009 9:00PM
Terrific use of the fisheye lens, Pete. Makes me wonder why we don't see more evidence of its use here on EPZ. I think I might have preferred to see a universally blue sky throughout rather than the flash of sun light at the top left of the frame...I think....
BreadandShutter 13 16 7 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2009 1:09AM
now its at 100 well done
tepot 17 4.4k United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 4:01AM
you need to wack it in photoshop and give it some lens flare.

paulett 12 19 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 9:48AM
nice pic..
hippysnapper 13 17 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 10:25PM
Love the aspect!
Platchet 15 5 8 Wales
4 Oct 2009 9:34PM
Had to take a look, now a famous image! nice 1
TyChee 17 275 1 United States
28 Nov 2009 4:58PM
Wonderful capture!
nishad1994 12 264 Oman
5 Feb 2010 5:34PM
Wonderfully Amazing capture !!

HELANA 12 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2010 11:05AM
Fantastic shot, well taken
VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2010 6:54AM
clicknimagine Plus
12 1.0k 105 India
30 Jul 2010 4:23PM
first i have seen this image as a curiosity that what is the first image uploaded to the site, so i find this,

many many congratulation to you...
Beladd 12 7 Ireland
3 Aug 2010 1:00AM
Hi Peter,

A little bit of web history, a bit like Time Team in this subject matter. The first 13 photographs uploaded on the very first page were by you.,,, and congrats on your foresight,,,,Maybe the question has been posted already but were the photography’s posted in favourite sequence by you and if not which one of the uploads is your no 1 on that first visit. Regards……….Paddy.
18 Aug 2010 5:24PM
great shot nice angle
Pete 21 18.8k 97 England
16 Sep 2010 10:49PM

Quote:Maybe the question has been posted already but were the photography’s posted in favourite sequence by you and if not which one of the uploads is your no 1 on that first visit.

No favourites. I just scanned a few film pics in and some shot on budget digital to start the gallery off. They were picked for variety to give people an idea for uploads. They're quite embarrassing now but I won't take them away.
Beladd 12 7 Ireland
17 Sep 2010 3:09AM
Thanks pete
12 Oct 2010 1:25PM
Great shot.......Adam
emkayne 12 11 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 11:02PM
Excellent Photograph ++
ianrobinson 12 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2011 9:47PM
great image even with blue ...

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