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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Herbidacious » February 5th, 2016, 1:17 pm

On the course I did a while back, the guy pointed out that 'in the old days' the manipulation was done whilst processing and developing film, so it's nothing new. There were a few HDR shots there I think - something I would like to play with - although it's an aesthetic that's over done a bit perhaps.
I am thinking about doing a Lightroom and/or Photoshop course at some point, just so I know. I have full Photoshop on my computer at work so it would be good to be able to use it. (in my lunch hour, of course :) )

Am chomping at the bit to get out with my camera at the moment. Sunday may work!
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Postby uschi » February 5th, 2016, 3:20 pm

I find that HDRs work better with architecture than with persons. The same goes for tone-mapping. Skin or petals don't benefit much from these treatments as they don't bring out softness or silkiness.
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Herbidacious » February 6th, 2016, 12:30 pm

Selfridges all Valentined-up. Looks more devilish inferno than romantic ambience to me :) (A bit blurry - just a phone photo.)
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 12th, 2016, 8:39 pm

Great photos and more from me.

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby uschi » February 13th, 2016, 12:56 pm

Herbidacious wrote:Selfridges all Valentined-up. Looks more devilish inferno than romantic ambience to me :) (A bit blurry - just a phone photo.)
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Love it! It's like a film title "The St Valentine's Inferno" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Great pictures Jane! Love to see your pets!
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 15th, 2016, 8:15 pm

I like the red Herbi, very jolly.

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby suffolk » February 18th, 2016, 9:08 pm

I had a lovely day out today at Oxburgh Hall with some friends ... the forecast was for sleet and gales ...
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Pepper Pig » February 18th, 2016, 9:13 pm

Wot, no priest hole? :o ;)
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Postby suffolk » February 18th, 2016, 9:26 pm

We didn't go round the house today - this was a group from the Gardener's World forum so we spent all day in the gardens and the café :chops:
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I've rotated both of the last two, but they still come out sideways :rolleyes:

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Rainbow » February 18th, 2016, 10:30 pm

Lovely pictures, Suffs. Looks like a good day out.
When I clicked on the last 2 photos they rotated in the new window, and the one with reflections is very effective :D
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Postby Zosherooney » February 18th, 2016, 10:56 pm

That's what I would call a Grand Day out ! Nice pikkies.
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 19th, 2016, 9:51 am

Super photos Suffs. :)
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby spotteddick » February 19th, 2016, 9:55 am

Very nice Pics Suffs :tu: makes me think that Spring is about to be sprung, must get out into the Herrenhaus Park.
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Postby spotteddick » February 19th, 2016, 2:15 pm

Caught this Siskin (Carduelis spinus) just as it was about to land on the feeder
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Postby Seatallan » February 19th, 2016, 2:36 pm

Lovely Suffs! What a day you had in the end. :luv:

And like the siskin too Dick. :D
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 20th, 2016, 8:43 pm

Lucky you spotteddick.

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Herbidacious » February 20th, 2016, 9:33 pm

Looks lovely, Suffolk!
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Herbidacious » February 21st, 2016, 2:27 pm

Has spring sprung, Jane, chez vous?! Very sweet ones of Izzy and Rufus.
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 21st, 2016, 8:46 pm

Herbidacious wrote:Has spring sprung, Jane, chez vous?! Very sweet ones of Izzy and Rufus.

No Herbi it hasn't, or the flowers think it has, but the rain doesn't. :lol: :lol:

Izzy & Rufus are lovely to photo, but may get fed up with it all before Spring actually does arrive. :o

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby hickybank » February 21st, 2016, 8:54 pm

Great image Jane, let us know how you get on.
I have completely lost my photographic mojo at the moment. I am sure it will return one day.

We have a holiday in the Peak district booked for June so I am sure it will get plenty of use then
Our big holiday is next year though, celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary.
We have booked wildlife tour to Costa Rica so it will get lots of use then.

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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 21st, 2016, 9:17 pm

Thanks and I will do Terry,

Sounds like a great holiday to look forward to as well. :)
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 23rd, 2016, 8:47 am

Well, my Sliders Sunday photo didn't get anywhere special, but it was fun doing it and that's the main thing. :)
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Herbidacious » February 23rd, 2016, 10:36 am

Ooh where are you going in the Peak District, Terry? My homeland...
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Postby hickybank » February 23rd, 2016, 11:19 am

Hi Herby, possibly my favourite area for walking, I have lost count of the number of times we have visited there, but must have walked every Dale over the years
We are staying on a farm (in caravan) close to Blackwell, already planning days out,
Monks dale is one of my favourite dales, A dry dale but surreal to walk through, Luds church, not a church but a natural rock formation near the Roaches where in my youth I learned rock climbing, also Berisford Dale Wolvescote Dale is a lovely walk, returning to Hartington for the Cheese shop there :drool: :drool:

I tend to steer clear of the tourist traps, Bakewell, Matlock, Dovedale etc
Do you have any out of the way places you visited

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Postby Zosherooney » February 23rd, 2016, 11:55 am

Hicks, our solicitor did the same as you are planning to Costa Rica, he was over the moon with it. I must admit the bird life in Tobago was astounding as was the Flora.
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Postby hickybank » February 23rd, 2016, 12:47 pm

Don1t want to wish my life away but cannot wait for it to come.
Arranged travel insurance today so that`s now covered, I use Leisure Guard who are very competitive for us oldies
Annual worldwide cover, including 45 day add on (we are in Spain for 6 weeks)
Total cost £174, which I think is good as we are both in are 70s, this includes all previous declared conditions, etc

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Herbidacious » February 23rd, 2016, 1:34 pm

I still can't decide on whether to take the 'big camera' to Cuba or not. Will you take yours?

My experience of the Peak District is somewhat restricted to childhood jaunts chosen by my parents for various reasons, but possibly not ones that one would choose as older adults with no children in tow. We used to go to Toad's Mouth and Longshaw a lot, sometimes Higger Tor, Hathersage etc. but mainly because they are quite close. Stretching it, Illam :) My mother has never been one for 'long' drives. (My father didn't drive.) These days my mother only wants to go to the Chatsworth Garden centre :0

Bakewell market day used to be a (very early morning, otherwise 'we wouldn't get a parking place' ) Monday treat, but it's all changed now...
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Postby hickybank » February 23rd, 2016, 1:49 pm

Ilam is nice although now a little crowded, but good starting point for a circular walk along the Manifold
We christened Ilam Eleven AM :lol:
I have spent many weekends dragging Scouts around the Peak district as part of the Chief Scouts challenge, but that was years ago now, good memouries though
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Postby hickybank » February 23rd, 2016, 4:01 pm

Herby,
Re my camera, the answer is yes definitely it will go with me, Ann will take her compact as well.

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Postby Herbidacious » February 23rd, 2016, 5:03 pm

Will you take a device to back it up while you are there? A little paranoid after the (brand new) card partial corruption in America.

on my pro side is: obviously better quality photos, more creative flexibility
on my no side is: messing up those creatively flexible photos; poor zoom and macro compared to my Lumix; heavyish bulky camera to carry round with me in addition to a 'handbag'; looking like a rich tourist (have to take all our cash with us too because of unreliability of cards, so that's what we will be!); not being able to back up as I go along on my tablet as the files will be too big (even if I stop shooting in RAW)

The no list is longer, but perhaps the pro list is weightier. I have two months to decide :) May well end up taking the lumix and the canon.
I can get around the backup thing, but not decided what the best option would be. Wi-fi may be limited.

I would love to go for a good long walk in the Peak District. It's not likely to happen though. Any time spent at my mother's really has to be spent with my mother.
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby hickybank » February 23rd, 2016, 6:05 pm

No back up apart from Anns compact, she takes good pictures
I will take lots of memory cards & keep changing, I will take a couple just for video
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 24th, 2016, 8:39 am

Especially for Terry. Taken on our garden table yesterday.

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Postby hickybank » February 24th, 2016, 9:37 am

Thanks Jane
Tegenaria domestica by the markings,looks like a female as the male is a similar size but has longer more slender legs.
Unusual to see outdoors this time of the year usually, but this winter has been so mild we have had none in the house, most disappointing
You also live far enough away for it to be that little bit warmer, so that will have brought her out of hibernation a little earlier than usual,
But if you get another cold snap it could kill it

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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 24th, 2016, 9:45 am

She was a real beauty Terry and I was as surprised to see her as you are!!

Sadly we've got rain again today and it's gone a lot colder, but maybe she's found somewhere warm to wait out yet another cold spell, X fingers.
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Postby hickybank » February 24th, 2016, 9:52 am

Nice to find someone else who actually likes Spiders Jane that one is a member of the Funnel web species
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Postby hickybank » February 24th, 2016, 6:14 pm

Lovely day here today so we went for a nice walk & believe it or not I took my camera

The lovely Anglican church in Berkswell village

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The raised walkway over this section which s the floodplain for the lake

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A view across the lake towards the house behind the trees, this was Mercote hall but is now luxury apartments

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A squirrel enjoying the sun with us

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Postby Herbidacious » February 25th, 2016, 2:41 pm

I love the bridge one, Terry, but lovely photos - and a lovely day by the looks of it.
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 26th, 2016, 9:42 pm

Wonderful photo Terry.

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Postby hickybank » February 27th, 2016, 4:08 am

Nice to see yours to Jane, you find some unusual subjects to snap
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Postby hickybank » February 27th, 2016, 4:12 pm

Is it a leaf pretending to be a fish or a fish pretending to be a leaf?
Interesting to say the least

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Postby hickybank » February 28th, 2016, 2:24 pm

Or viewed from the other way up, now it has grown a leg

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Postby Herbidacious » February 28th, 2016, 2:43 pm

ha curious!
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 29th, 2016, 8:20 pm

An alien from somewhere or other Terry. :lol: :lol:

Took Rufus down to the beach for the first time today, he wasn't sure about the sea!!
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Postby uschi » March 1st, 2016, 8:27 am

Great leaf, Terry! I love pictures that fire the imagination.

Great pictures, Jane! Rufus really looks unsure of himself. I would, too, on a beach, except that there are seashells for me to collect, so I run off, head down, looking for treasure. 8-)

OH and I went to Düsseldorf on Sunday to snap some brand new tube stations.

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Postby hickybank » March 1st, 2016, 8:42 am

Agree with Uschi, Rufus is confused but will love it when he gets used to it.

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Postby uschi » March 1st, 2016, 9:02 am

Thank you! These new stations are really well-designed. I wish Wuppertal had that kind of money to throw around to do something spectacular to at least one suspenion railway station. Sigh.
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » March 3rd, 2016, 8:43 am

Poor Rufus wasn't at all sure. He put his front paws into the sea and ran backwards!! But as you say, he'll get used to it; as long as we can get him down again before the 15th March. After that no dogs allowed on the beach until 15th November. :(

Understand the ban and it doesn't worry me, but I'd love for Rufus to enjoy the beach throughout the Summer too - if we get a Summer that is. :?

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Postby hickybank » March 9th, 2016, 11:57 am

I think it still wants to be a fish
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Postby Herbidacious » March 9th, 2016, 12:30 pm

It's lovely :)
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Postby hickybank » March 9th, 2016, 11:04 pm

Sorting through my older photos I found this reflection I thought was quite nice
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