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  • A snowy day in Reykjavik by Nike55

    Saastad, thank you for your kind comment, or should I say 'takk'!

    I have some better shots of the unexpected 'jeep tour in a blizzard' - this was one of our support vehicles - I wasn't worried about camera shake, focus or quality I just shot it through the closed jeep window as it suddenly came into view and left like a ghost. I was looking for an 'impression of the moment' to try and capture the atmosphere.

    We were supposed to visit the Vatnajokull glacier although a blizzard came in during the morning. The driver decided to check it out and if it was still bad go for an off road 4x4 excursion instead. I am glad it did snow as I learned a lot about Icelandic 4x4 operations and we had some unusual photo opportunities. The driver used his GPS but clearly knew the area like the back of his hand.

    Want to go back to Iceland as soon as possible - the photographic opportunities are amazing.
    • 14 Jan 2020 2:05PM
  • 'See you next year' by Nike55

    Thanks --!
    • 28 Jul 2019 9:40PM
  • Housemates by Nike55

    Thanks to all for the comments.
    • 13 May 2019 11:38AM
  • Overexposure by Nike55

    Thanks for the kind words.

    It's amazing. You can spend a lot of time setting up and waiting for the right conditions - and it never happens. Or you an be walking from the car park to a location and just take an ad hoc snapshot.

    I need to 'remove' the shadow (rocks) on the right and change the exposure a tad but again thanks.

    (Walking toward 'Law Rock', Žingvellir, Iceland March 2019)
    • 9 May 2019 9:21AM
  • Stalk of the Town by Nike55

    Thanks guys, no brainer when I saw it - just had to wait a bit for someone to walk past! The fact the fellow was wearing red was even better.
    • 1 May 2019 4:57PM
  • Mane Event by Nike55

    Many thanks for your comments. The longest, thickest coats on any pony / horse ever seen. They stay out all year long with temps in Iceland down to -25 and can live on very little. This is their natural environment. They are well looked after by the owner who asks tourists to buy pony treats from an adjacent honesty box, rather than feed them sandwiches, burgers etc
    • 31 Mar 2019 2:27AM
  • Fan Ling. by KDC

    I'm definitely a fan.

    Lovely background
    • 30 Mar 2019 12:10PM
  • Static vertical camera at height...

    Hi Phil, Very many thanks for your comments re the technical aspects of the camera op's and 'barn doors' in this case do not just refer to the buildings structure! Yo...
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  • Thoughts of a (still) newbie

    Monochrome film developing can easily be done at the kitchen sink but we need to be careful to clean up every trace of fixer, which leaves rust marks on stainless-steel s...
    by OverthehillPhil | Last Post | Unread
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  • Japan Trip - October 2018: Presentation

    Hi GeorgeP, Thanks for the suggestion I'll have a look at ProShow. 30 - 40 photographs? I'm sifting through 2,500 photographs - and wearing out the 'delete' button! ...
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  • Lazy Photoshopping ???

    "certainly not worth the wordage on this forum.. A continuing sign of failing standards." I do apologise for posting such a mundane and sub standard topic.......
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  • Calumet?

    The reviews I read didn't say it quite like that... Anyway, just received my second item from them, and once again, absolutely stellar service!! One lady in the Customer...
    by Andy_Curtis | Last Post | Unread
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  • Canon 7D error 40 urgent help please!!!

    Can you please stop hijacking a thread I started nearly a year ago, which is now fully resolved to have yor childish and pointless squabbles about which camera make is be...
    by Alexday1978 | Last Post | Unread
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  • Which filter 72mm 15-85 IS USM

    "Len, the exposed "front element" of a Nikon 600mm f4 is actually plain glass but curved just like the Pentax "ghostless" filters that I had in the late 1960s. It's...
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  • Posted on: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Review

    Err sorry, that lens was bought from 'CameraWorld', Wells Street, W1T 3PB, although Calumet are probably brilliant too. (Other camera and accessory suppliers are available). Wink
    • 21 Aug 2013 7:24PM
  • Posted on: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Review

    Bought one from Calumet, Wells Street London 21/08/2013 for £100. They split it from a boxed 600D, which they didn't have to. Brilliant shop.

    I can only be subjective but it seems very capable. The silence is a little off putting (compared to my old 7D kit lens 18/55 USM) but it seems faster to focus and although I didn't think I'd need IS on such a small lens it is quite a light lens and IS will be useful for non-tripod low-light shots

    Although I have seen the 'old' 18/55 USM lens available for £85, another £15 made this transaction an obvious one.
    • 21 Aug 2013 4:39PM
  • Posted on: Publish yourself for Christmas

    They would probably charge extra for that...
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  • Posted on Sreidser08's profile

    Like the HDR - look but haven't got around to working out how to do it yet!
    • 22 Aug 2013 2:30PM
  • Posted on lblythe's profile

    Love the images - especially the 'untitled' shots of tissue paper (?) and pins..also like the ink images, I've tried this myself in the past but didn't think to capture the results (I don't normally mix art/photography). Ink images are somehow primeval, watching the patterns develop and spread is like watching dancing flames - intriguing.
    • 22 Aug 2013 9:35AM

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