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POTW - w/e 24/9/17
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This weeks challenge is to take any song title and make a photo to express it. Simple!

You can either name the song and singer in your description, or let others guess it.

You have from now until midnight 1st September (where did August go?) Then voting will take place until 8th September.

The theme is open to your own interpretation and pictures can be old from your archives or new taken especially for the challenge

Good luck to those that take up the challenge and i look forward to seeing what you all come up with.
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Right me again this week lets see if we can make this as good as my previous challenge. A bit more difficult maybe but along the same lines.

Sayings/Phrases

The theme as normal is open to your interpretation and pictures can be old or new.

You have from now until midnight 15th September to submit you pictures then voting will start until midnight 22nd September.

Good Luck! 

 
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Some really nice images have popped up again this week, Clicker's Last of the Summer Wine was a beauty, Korky's Roddlesworth Woods gave us some beautiful colour and scenes, JH's Yellow Rose was a lovely still life, and there were a few more interesting images. 

I have gone for one by BP. This whole set was just lovely, with fantastic detail, and a great representation of a very lucky opportunity as a result of the effort to 'get out there'. I have chosen the second one in the set, but really liked every one of them! 


Soooo, well done BP a fantastic set!

The original thread can be seen HERE
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This week's challenge is "Wood". 

Made of wood,  a wood, or ...

All photos new or from the archives welcome.
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Taken yesterday whilst cutting my small Conifer . up popped this lady Bird lol.
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It turns out that there are two five o'clocks in the day - who knew - but if you do drag yourself out of bed for the first one you can get to the woods early enough to catch Red Squirrels before the crowds turn up and scare them back into the trees.

It was a little dull at the start so I was bumping up against the 6400iso usable limit of the Fuji and still struggling to get a decent shutter speed but patience, a bit of luck, improving light and some uncomfortable lying in the leaf litter got me this collection of shots.






All shot with the X-T1 and XF 55-200mm f3.5/4.8 R

 
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Another week with some lovely images, and it's always difficult to choose between the different types of photography - people, urban, insects, landscape etc.

The one that really appeals to me this week is this one from Stravinsky. It's a beautiful piece of architecture, and he's done it justice. The colours are vibrant - I love those clouds - and the reflections are superb. I give you Valencia Arts & Science Park.


Well done Jon. The original post is here.

 
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Straight out the camera  with just a small crop and a tweak of graduated neutral  density filter...


 
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Goodwood, West Sussex,
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 Not a Phone , Not A Kindle..........A Real Book!!!
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At Beamish Museum there is a fabulous replica of a typical 1900s town Garage. They employed  men with the skills of blacksmiths wheelwrighved wned a motor car just before the Great War. Car components were not standardis ed  so it seems a garage had to stock a large numbr of spare parts. I loved is shop ... it even has the smell of engine oil and grease... It's a really busy photo .... but I make no apology for that ... I spot something digfferent each time i look at it ...


 
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A bit of a frosty morning this morning, but it disappeared pretty quick as the sun came out. Our little 'happy face flowers' that I used in the weekly project, did not look so happy this morning, in fact they looked rather wet!:
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Well ..... here I am again trying to make Birmingham look nice.  This time I kept away from the canals and concentrated on Grand Central and the surrounding area.  Managed to get up on an NCP car park and spent half an hour there before we were moved on by security.  I left the cranes in shot two because it just about sums up Birmingham at the moment .... they seem to be rebuilding bits of it all the time at the moment.  In the first shot I caught a light trail of an aircraft landing at the airport (hopefully!) which I left in too.

I'm beginning to realise I really like taking city shots at night .... dont always get it right, but it's immense fun both taking the shots and editing them.  I put in the last shot because it actually was the whole point of the night, getting night reflections in the new Grand central mirror roof
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Course i only had my 35mm lens with me  so a  very heavy crop...


 
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A different camera and a very different lens this time.....My Panasonic GX7 with my pals beautiful...Vintage Minolta Rokkor 1.4-50 mm lens on....totally different rules to Auto-Focus....everything set manually with the lens wide open.

The lady was very intent on he melon choosing.

FUJI
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some incomplete scary looking dolls i found in a forest.

 
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My turn to pick means a glass of wine and an hour in front of the Mac reliving the week though the pictures posted - a rather enjoyable experience I must say.

Several images I liked but one stood out through its simplicity, impact, creativeness and perfect presentation.

I'd have this on the wall which is as good as it gets in my book...


Kev's Oingt dans les Nuages

Top marks and this weeks winner.
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Alfresco
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Went for a wander around a local mining museum today with the added bonus of a Mini Owners club being there.










Fuji XT-10 & iPhone 7 Plus
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Juvenile Starling
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A Bee


A Tiny Fly


Red Legged Shield Bug


A White Moth
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Testing my vintage Jupiter 8 lens this morning ...wide open at f 2.8.

Converted, then given the...Film Noir .......treatment in Nik Silver Efex.

 

FUJI
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So a finalised date and place.

Buxton, Sat 7th Oct 2017, if you're interested, stick your name here in this post.

 
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Yay! The new football league season is back full of hope that this is the year we make our return to the premier league only in 10 months to be let down again.

So this weeks subject is BALLS. 

The theme is open to your interpretation pictures maybe old from your archives or new taken especially for the challenge.

Entries can be submitted from now until midnight 11th August then voting will begin till midnight 18th August and you could be crowned the next weekly challenge winner.

Good luck.
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