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  • Eagle Owl Landing

    Bluebell, thanks for your comment. In mentioning buy photographic equipment at the NEC, I meant The Photography Show held annually at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. The main camera/lens manufacturers and retailers are there so you can pick up the equipment and try it. There are often some special low prices at this annual event and last year I bought a DSLR and lens at an excellent price from one of the largest UK retailers. This is a good time to consider this as The Photography show is on 17-20th March.

    • 21 Feb 2018 2:35PM
  • Happy Tough Mudder

    Yes, I was down very low. However, as they emerge from the mud under wire, the ground is then just grass though it was wet as it was raining. This is fairly early in the course and many of them are all smiles at this point. If you look at one of my other Tough Mudder shots, the facial expressions are near to shock particularly those emerging from icy water. Thanks for the comments.

    • 4 Mar 2017 2:58PM
  • Granny's Tea

    Thanks for your comments. In case anyone was wondering, I only used window light hence the high ISO.

    • 2 Feb 2017 10:02AM
  • Private Conversation

    Sadly, this brilliant graffiti by Banksy has been destroyed now. While there are a lot of other photographs, I chose a good time. The Graffiti was still as Banksy left it but BT had replaced the scruffy phone box because they realised that it would feature on TV and in Newspapers. I took my son with me to be the actor. The locals were thrilled with this particular Graffiti and the Local Council tried to protect it but all to no avail.

    • 28 Jan 2017 12:06PM
  • Cold Shock

    Thanks for the comments. The water is truly icy and some of the tough mudders are in shock and have to be pulled out by the marshalls. They have medics standing by as well. While this was my third visit and I had always wanted to capture shots at this point but only professional photographers are normally permitted. I was fortunate enough to get a press pass this one time; a local newspaper was quite happy to provide written authority providing we supplied them with the pictures they needed.

    • 27 Jan 2017 10:25PM
  • Smoke Confrontation

    Thanks for the comments. The smoke is as captured but there are three images in a montage.

    • 8 May 2012 12:27PM
  • Thats My Girl

    Thanks for the comments. This was taken in a studio we hired and the girl was sat on a motor bike but the shot is better without the bike. The two models had never met before but the guy does look like you had better not mess with his girl.

    • 8 May 2012 12:25PM
  • Black Country Museum

    Many thanks for your comments. Several people have suggested that the poppies were added but they were there. The Black Country Museum is well worth a visit with plenty of opprotunity for photography. Be sure to speak to the staff in costumes before you photograph them and you will then find them very cooperative.

    • 8 May 2012 12:22PM
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman

    Thanks for your comments. I visted Lyme Regis with this shot in mind.

    • 8 May 2012 12:19PM
  • Why Us?

    Thanks for your comments; it is certainly intended to ask a question.

    • 8 May 2012 12:17PM
  • Light Play

    Excellent shot which just shows how light makes the image (with the photographers help, of course). Well done.

    • 1 May 2012 12:22PM
  • Strawberries and Cream

    I think the flash gun was mine and I did press the trigger. I had not realised that you were into steam engines. You should come to the Club Outing to the Severn Valley Railway tomorrow.

    • 2 Jul 2011 1:13PM
  • Venice - Storm Approaching

    Many thanks for the comments. I have since painted this scene in oils basically copying my photograph.

    • 19 Sep 2010 9:58AM
  • Owen

    Thanks for your comments. The lighting was slightly harsh but the model was excellent and a sfriendly as he looks.

    • 19 Sep 2010 9:56AM
  • Two Sisters

    Thanks for your comments. I have another shot from the opposite direction in this gallery in mono. This shot does work on colour or mono but I found that this particualr shot worked better for me in colour.

    • 19 Sep 2010 9:54AM
  • Impressions of Rialto

    Thanks for your comments. The suggestion of a dream was what I had in mind. It is busy at the Rialto Bridge and I saw it several times on different days at different times so I was looking to produce an image which portrayed my memory of it rather than just a record of one instant.

    • 19 Sep 2010 9:49AM
  • Traveller

    Mny thanks for your comments. The gentleman was on the train at the Severn Valley Railway and very happy to pose for me.

    • 19 Sep 2010 9:43AM
  • Holst Conducting

    Tanks for your comments. B&W infrared does not suit everyone and colour infrared is definitely an acquired taste.

    • 19 Sep 2010 9:41AM
  • Fishing Hut

    Thanks for your comments. I walked along the pathway out towards the first hide half hoping to capture a bird. We were waking into the sun so the hut looked somwhat unintersting from the back as it was in shadow. After passing it I turned round and was amzed at what I saw. I took several shots as the cloud formation was not going to stay there for long.

    • 29 Aug 2010 4:58PM
  • Trees

    Douglas, my camera has been converted which makes it much easier. I did try just using a filter but gave up because exposure times were 30 sec and foliage and clouds move a lot in that time.

    The sensors on a DSLR are sensitive from ultraviolet through the visible spectrum to near infrared. Once the internal block filter is removed the camera is as sensitive to near infrared as it is to visible light. For the conversion, they install a 720nM or 840nM filter. The latter blocks all visible light whereas the former allows just a little visible liight and is better for colour versions. When you look at the histograms you can see all three channels have data but the level is highest in the red channel. The above effect is created by swapping the red and blue channel. Remember near infrared does not have any visible colour to humans so any representation (even B&W) is false. Hence these are called false colours. However, as there is no truth it does mean you can do whatever you please though red/blue channel swapping is the most popular. I can also easily produce B&W versions as well.

    • 28 Aug 2010 9:30AM
  • All Saints Church

    Thanks for your comments. This is All Saints Church, All Saints Rd, Cheltenham. This church is very photogenic and the more popular view is the opposite direction towards the altar. However, I particulalry liked the way the nave was better lit. At the time, my Club's Annual Photographic Exhibition was being dsplayed in the Church hence the lighting.

    • 21 Aug 2010 5:11PM
  • catbells in fog

    Excellent Shot, wish it was mine

    • 15 Sep 2006 7:34PM
  • Red Bridge

    Kathy, the Buzz is marketed by Fo2PIX. It is based on a software algorithm for enhancing military Photographs (bring out more detail). The author realised that the algorithm might be used in reverse to simplify pictures for artictic effect. While the filter can be very effective (my Venice Storm picture worked well), it is difficult to find the right pictures to suit this effect. In 5 years, I have only used it on 4 pictures. Dave
    • 14 Jul 2006 8:01AM
  • The Vamp

    I like the general lightnes yet the skin tones are right. Excellent picture.

    • 11 Jul 2006 8:49AM