A thread about photography

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  • Derek_RDerek_R Posts: 1,636Member
    Gloucester Prison:
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  • Mark PMark P Posts: 2,226Member
    I've not contributed to the photos thread, long running as it may be as for several years I've had cameras that struggled to even take a decent properly exposed in focus basic point and shoot picture.

    But in June i finally invested in a half decent camera, partly to get some pictures around the house and surrounds while we still live here.

    I've got nothing like those wonderfully detailed photos from Reg in recent posts, let alone any with intriguing background story interest like with Gloucester Prison.

    But there's been a large number of very varied sunsets and general weather conditions here recently, and with the bathroom window facing north west across the water to Fife it's been a good opportunity to snap a few. Here's a couple to be going on with.

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    Meanwhile I've been trying to get some better pictures of the local feathered wildlife. It's surprised me how strong a character sometimes come across like this guy ...
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    ... and I've also been surprised by just how much colour there can be in what looked like black plumage ...
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  • JockoJocko Posts: 6,871Member, Moderator
    Nice photographs. Your blessed having a view of Fife!
  • Derek_RDerek_R Posts: 1,636Member
    One from photography class last night:

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  • Mark PMark P Posts: 2,226Member
    Impressive composition Derek and great use of contrast and lighting.

    In total contrast this has no proper definition - it looked very good on the cameras own screen but something got lost in translation to the big screen though.
    A vain pigeon posing in front of a rainbow a few days ago.
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    Sadly the electric cable ended up in better focus than the pigeon but no chance of more than one photo as the damn pigeon flew off. You will see from the lower part of the photo the tell tale signs that I didn't have a chance to even open the window.
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,792Member
    Is that really a vain pigeon posing, or a pigeon posing in vain Mark? :D See what I did there... Sorry, I'll stop now, and actually I think that shot still has a certain something of artistic merit. Just showing part of a rainbow expanded like that is interesting - bung it in the Tate Modern, and it would fit right in.
  • JockoJocko Posts: 6,871Member, Moderator
    Try as I might, I cannot add an image here. How do you do it?
  • Mark PMark P Posts: 2,226Member
    Hi Jocko - I've been uploading photos to Photobucket. Clicking on Direct Link there once it's uploaded for the address that needs to be copied. Then I've clicked on the 'Image' icon at the top of the Leave a comment box here on the thread and pasted the address into there.

    Thank goodness the pigeon wasn't perched on a weather vane Graham or you'd have had a field day with your response there! :smiley:
  • JockoJocko Posts: 6,871Member, Moderator
    The icons weren't there when I was trying it. They are now.
    I was going to post a sharpened version of the pigeon, but I don't upload other peoples imagery to photo sites.
  • The23rdmanThe23rdman Posts: 1,560Member
    A couple of selfies to pass the afternoon.

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  • Derek_RDerek_R Posts: 1,636Member
    Looking good, Mr 23rd!
  • The23rdmanThe23rdman Posts: 1,560Member
    Cheers!
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,792Member
    Very distinguished you're looking there 23rd, and perhaps a bit of an air of mystery also. Fine work though for sure (unsurprisingly). :)
  • The23rdmanThe23rdman Posts: 1,560Member
    Megi said:

    Very distinguished you're looking there 23rd, and perhaps a bit of an air of mystery also. Fine work though for sure (unsurprisingly). :)

    Cheers! It was nice to get the lights out for a play again. :)
  • AlidoreAlidore Posts: 528Member
    Hmm, you used that as your icon in the talk photography forum?
    Pete.

    “There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.”
  • AlidoreAlidore Posts: 528Member
    Oh and I have to admit I had a case of GAS recently and am the new owner of a Canon 750D
    Pete.

    “There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.”
  • The23rdmanThe23rdman Posts: 1,560Member
    Alidore said:

    Hmm, you used that as your icon in the talk photography forum?

    I did. :)

    Enjoy the 750D. It's supposed to be a pretty decent camera.

  • Derek_RDerek_R Posts: 1,636Member
    Here's one from the weekend. I had to use a bit judicious post-processing to darken out all the distractions, but I like what remains. I like the eye contact of the girl, and the fact there's a little sub-plot going on behind.

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  • The23rdmanThe23rdman Posts: 1,560Member
    Cool!
  • AlidoreAlidore Posts: 528Member
    Pete.

    “There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.”
  • The23rdmanThe23rdman Posts: 1,560Member
    Alidore said:
    Cheers. I might write a feature blog on that for one of my SEO clients.
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,816Member
    edited June 28
  • Derek_RDerek_R Posts: 1,636Member
    edited September 6
    Still doing a bit of photography in-between fingerpicking old country songs. Last weekend I managed a 100 mile bike ride and took a little camera with me. Here's a couple that came out not bad.

    Sunrise:
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    River Wye:
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    Severn Bridge:
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  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,816Member
    Excellent !
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    Cor, amazing shots.
  • Derek_RDerek_R Posts: 1,636Member
    More pics! This time from Brighton, where I had a look around the incredibly vast GAK. One could spend a fortune on guitars there!

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  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    Mmmm GAK. My favourite music shop on the planet. I bought my Ibanez SR505 bass and Line6 M5 pedal there.
    Oh and I really love Brighton too. Harry Ramsdens is great!
    We also visited a fab restaurant called The Set. Unbelievable food. Definitely a must.

    Yea, great photos too Derek :)
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,816Member
    edited September 19
    Now a City - by Royal decree, no less.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    Well, good for you Brighton. Who knew! I didn't know it even had a cathedral, but it does. And there are still towns with cathedrals that aren't deemed cities. Come on Liz, pull your finger out!
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,816Member
    Brighton - a city made by a Queen. I must go there. I hear good things about it.
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