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POTW - Week ending 16/06/2019
Well, once again it's a been a diificult week to choose a potw, we've had so many great bird and wildlife images from Panasonicmike and SJR, two excellent sets from Hatter of the Whitwell Steam Fair and some great twiddles from Korky.

Some special mentions go to:

Korky for his Topaz twiddle of Knaresborough
SJR and his hare raising Hare
Kobione wonderful dewy Cobwebs

But this weeks winners is from Panasonicmike with his bee capture using a 100-400mm lens.

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POTW - w/e 9/6/2019
Some very nice images to browse through again this week, and, as usual not easy tp pick just one choice.

Rogerw gave us some stunning pictures from his visit to Neil Neville's Hide - fantastic Roger, well done. I was seriously thinking of making you my potw choice again!

Suddenly Nikonmike has popped up with some very nice bees shots, Ryewolf has been catching Egrets very nicely and there are some very nice shots of a bridge from JamesT, and a couple of nice ones from sjr, including the Cocker, and a lighthouse.

My final choice is probably not unexpected. I loved this shot the moment I saw it because it hit me so personally with some wonderful memories - and the fact that it was one of my most visited, and favourite places to go, when we were back there in UK and lived in Shropshire.

The view is stunning - yes, it looks a bit cool - all nicely coated up and hands in pockets, but having the three people in the shot, spread apart nicely also adds to the overall result, even the clouds are nice too!

So well done David for a fantastic shot, and, as already said, thank you for sharing!

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WEEKLY CHALLENGE  # 203  ~ ICM  or  Manipulated~ Voting Closed
Rye and I are sharing the honours this week following a double tie break  so .... You have the choice  of themes this week,and as a special treat  you can enter  one picture from each theme if you want to !!  

1)  A Manipulated  image. where post production has changed the original image from  the camera  or .

2)  Intentional Camera Movement  whereby the image is produced by intentional moving the camera at the point of capture .to produce  something either  abstract or  distinguishable .  It's up to you .. For those unfamiliar with this  type of photography  here are a couple of links  to help..




 Usual rules apply .. An image can be taken from your archives if you prefer,  as long as it has not appeared on TIPF  in the past  

Entries close at midnight on Friday 31st May  at which point Voting will open until midnight  on Friday 7th June . You will still only be able to vote for one entry .

 Good Luck everyone .....let's see a bumper number of entries   this week when you have two choices of themes  to be judged altogether   . 
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POTW - Week Ending 2nd June 2019
Plenty of really good photos to choose from this week!
I managed to narrow it down to four before choosing a winner.
Honourable mentions go to:
Stravinski for Fiordland, New Zealand - a stunningly "blue" landscape
RogerW for the Skylark in Cornwall Visit - just one of a wonderful set of bird photographs
Ryewolf for The 580 Gallon Tea Making Machine - a really quirky shot that I found very interesting.

 But my favourite shot this week is Clicker's "Happy Days": a perfectly processed image of times gone by.

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WEEKLY CHALLENGE  # 202  ~ HISTORY~ Voting Closed
Craig has asked me to set up this weeks Weekly  Challenge and has chosen the theme of HISTORY.

Photos may  be retrieved from your archives as long as they have not appeared before on TIPF.

It can be anything  from Family History , Historical Landmarks  or anything to do  with Lineage. Entries will close at Midnight on Friday 24th May and voting will then commence for  7 days  till Midnight On Friday 31st May.  Good luck everyone ...
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POTW - w/e 26/05/19
The POTW is a little early this week as Mrs K and myself are out on the crazy razz tonight. Need to be at the Village Hall for 7.30 at the latest as the Beetle Drive starts at 7.45 sharp and the vicar gets a bit rattled if anyone turns up late. He gave Enid Blackshaw a right old roasting last week. Mind you, she did stink of gin and had a roll-up hanging from the corner of her gob.


I've gone for a POTW that instantly grabbed me by its sheer wackiness. It's the first shot from Ryewolf's Two Times Four and I just love it. It tells a great story of what's obviously been a super day out and all the little elements of the photograph come together brilliantly well to both amuse and hold the interest. So much so that I've come back to it a number of times just to enjoy the image a little more. 


I've got to ask the question......... Why IS that glove hanging from those glasses?

Well done, Rye, ya done good!

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Weekly Challenge  201 - ISOLATED - Voting Closed
A bit late with this one, sorry.

This week's theme is ISOLATED - interpret however you wish. Either shoot specially for the comp or find a suitable pic in your archives.

Entries to be posted by midnight GMT on Friday 17th May - there'll then be a vote to determine a winner.

Get creative and enjoy the challenge!

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POTW   Week ending 19th May 2019
Hells bells what a week to have to choose POTW !!   

There has been a really  fantastic   number of quality images posted on the Forum this week and even as I type  I am not sure which  one is going to be the winner. It really seems a shame that only one of the images from this week will grace our POTW Gallery  I thought I had the winner  on Monday I was so impressed with The Sunsets at Broad pool on the Gower   by bf1150whatever (  I always refer to him by his name  Ryland)  Then Ryewolf posted  Evening Light on the Rochdale canal  and I thought  Hmmm   it's between these two  then Roger  came up with  a whole set of fabulous birds including a beauty of Colin the Cuckoo; Next Johntwo produced a simply stunning Hoverfly Surphus Ribesii..  Just when I thought my head wouldn't be turned again Craig's Dexter stole my heart with that manipulated  Blue Steel look.. What an expression ! Then Beepy turns up with  some innovative tiny landscapes in the sand that  were so creative followed by some pinhole experiments  that  blew me away ...  I just loved them .. and latterly Hatter and Rye both produced abstracts that really took my fancy  ,; Hatter  with some studwork in the 52 project that looked awesome and Rye with his  well seen Rooster Feathers  ... so  you can see my dilemma this week ... what a great collection of  images  folks ... I applaud you all .... but my winning  picture this week is the last in the set called the Lookout  by Ryland ... erm bfb1150etc   Classic in it's simplicity  perfect in the monotone execution and  just beautifully composed  in that great  Light .... Really well done Ryland ... brilliantly photographed .....

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POTW - Week ending 12/05/2019
Well, once again it's a been a diificult week to choose a potw, we've had so many great bird and wildlife images from Roger, Denis, Charlotte and Craig. An excellent selection of portraits from Hatter and FUJI, a stunning selection landscapes and mono images from Stravinsky, FUJI and JohnTwo.

Some special mentions go to:

Craig for his painterly rendition of Dexter

Gareth, Kobione and Simon in The 52 Project Theme Week, Intentional Camera Movement - not as easy as it sounds.

JamesT for his film shots of steam trains at Didcot.

But this weeks winners is from Kobione of her Kangaroo Bird Seed Visitors post, if you thought Roos were just cute and cuddly, just check out the claws in image 3.....

An Eastern Grey and Eastern Brown Kangaroo sharing some seeds.

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POTW -  Week Ending 5/5/2019
As usual not the easiest to pick just one  decent picture because there are quite a few - Ryewolf has given us some very nice macro shots of bees, and I'm envious because we have 'lacked bugs' very much this year, also some nice landscapes with Bronte Country.

Some very nice ducks from John2, and  an 'intense look' in his Waiting for the Whistle.

A very wet pigeon from Fuji too, so another interesting week

Then I came across this set from RogerW, his Dartford Warblers and these pictures certainly had a wow factor - so sharp, beautiful colour, both the bird feathers and the plant against such a gentle background, and apparently not an easy subject to catch.  This is the first of the set but all are beautiful and well worth a look;


So well done Roger, so glad that you finally got to capture a bird you had been trying for so long to get, and you did it so well!

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The Weekly Challenge 198 - Pathways- Voting Closed
The challenge for this week is anything related to pathways, interpret as you like and old and new images are acceptable. So lets see what thinking about pathways can bring up from now until midnight Friday 26th April. Go for it!
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POTW - Week Ending 28/4/2019
It's my turn to choose POTW again.  As always, there have been plenty of good images to choose from.
Honourable mentions go to:
Johntwo for "A World of Their Own" - a great piece of street photography.
The Longman for "Blue Harbour" - a superb demonstration of how an ordinary scene can be transformed by effective use of Photoshop.
and Stravinsky for "Lake Wanaka" - a beautiful landscape with great light and composition.

But my choice for this week is "Zooooom" by Black Pearl - taking us on a surreal trip along the "Road to Hell":

Original thread here.
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The Weekly Challenge 197 - Soft - Voting Closed
Interpret in any way you think appropriate, old or new images allowed. You have till midnight on Friday 19th April and then we have a vote.
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The Weekly Challenge #196 ~ I Spy ~ Voting Closed
I Spy with my little eye something beginning with S.

Nice and simple the main subject of your shot just has to begin with the letter S.

Your pictures can be new or from your archives &  submissions are from today until midnight 12th April then we move to vote for 7 days to midnight 19th April.

Good luck.
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Another great week for images and another week when it's been so flippin' difficult to choose a POTW.

Top toggers for me this week were........

Fuji with his superb 'You Are Invited' - Street photography at its best.

ChorleyJeff with 'Buttermere Trees' - A beautifully simple landscape.

Ryewolf with 'Church Steeple' - A lovely painterly image that shows off Rye's Topaz skills.

All these could have been winners were it not for Johntwo's superb photograph 'Scotsman at Speed'. Great technique, great processing, great presentation and then a great dollop of nostalgia to boot. Congrats, John, that really is a belter.

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POTW Week Ending 14/4/2019
Another week  with an array of images to  choose The Picture Of The Week from. ... It's surprisingly difficult to do too. Some laudable  entries include  landscapes from Rye with sheep and sunsets  and Stravinski with some stunning views taken on his trip to New Zealand;   Johntwo's Breakfast Table bloom was a still life  taken from the mundane  but seen with a creative eye as was Fuji's Image  of the  discarded ashtray contents on the flowers...Vanguards  phone image of the Cambridge University architecture  was equally impressive .....

I have chosen my winning  image   because it is a really good example of  making something out of  almost nothing  ... Many may not have noticed the image that presented itself here  to the photographer because looking and seeing are very different  skills  so hats off to CMunzel ...Cheryl  for   her Door Castlemaine.  I love textures and  writing in images and peeling paint  and  pictures that make you ask questions ... so Well done  Cheryl      for spotting and composing  a fabulous image  from the mundane .



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The Weekly Challenge 194 - FRUIT - Voting Closed
FUJI's challenge for this week is FRUIT, in any shape or form real or not.

You have till Friday 29th March to post your entry. Open for new and old images
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POTW - w/e 30/3/2019
Another nice week to browse through an interesting assortment of pictures. It seems you are certainly getting signs of Spring, with blossom, ladybirds, a hover fly and now daffodils popping up, Ryewolf has given us a look at more nice birds, and lovely Red Squirrels, Fuji is obviously enjoying his street photography and giving us some interesting results to look at, Stravinsky is giving us a nice look at bits of New Zealand and the perspective of johntwo's  Olympic Bridge shots were fascinating - what a bridge!

Browsing through the Landscape section there are some very nice sunset pictures but one of them stood out for me. The sky colour in this image is superb and the clouds add interest and contrast to the colour as well. The general composition is great with the lighthouse looking at the same level as the distant sea level, I would love to make my way up that path up to the top, and the light giving texture to the water close to the shore also adds something to the image as a whole. There is certainly some 'wow' factor in this one!


So well done John, this one is a beauty!!

The original thread can be seen HERE
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POTW - Week Ending 24/3/2019
It's my turn for POTW again, and as before there have been plenty of really good images to choose from.

The "honourable mentions" this week both go to Clicker for:
'Stoney Faced': 
'My First Ever Murmuration':

But my choice for POTW is this brilliant piece of street photography: "City Unity" by Fuji:

Original thread here:  

Well done, Fuji!






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The Weekly Challenge 192 - AGE - Voting Closed
Here we go with another Weekly Challenge and - after a good, long think - the theme I've come up with is AGE.

Plenty of scope to get creative, so think sideways and let's see what you can come up with.

The comp will run until midnight (GMT) on Friday 15th March and then there'll be a vote to determine a winner.

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POTW - w/e 17/03/19
It's been a relatively quiet week on the forum, but all the same it's been difficult to choose just one image to be POTW. Although we're a small forum, I'm constantly amazed at the quality of work we get posted, so with that in mind I'm going to go for two special mentions as well as the POTW.

First mention goes to Ryewolf for the superb shot he titled 'A Forest Path' - great processing that produced a very atmospheric image.

Mention two goes to Black Pearl for his set of photographs 'Mono Falls' Excellent work that I enjoyed very much. Who wouldn't enjoy these?

However, my POTW goes to Brian for his 'Spinning Top' image. It's a little bit quirky and it's a little imperfect, but the colours are a delight and the the blur on the top works brilliantly with the OOF background to make for a very compelling image. In my view a very worthy POTW.

Well done, Brian!

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Weekly Challenge 191 - FACES - Voting Closed
Weekly challenge 191 is FACES - Be it human faces, animal faces, clock faces, rock faces, coal faces, faces one other, faces a challenge.........any image that has to do with FACES. Good luck, enjoy and lets see if we can keep this pace of 14 entries up and running.

Entries to be submitted by Midnight on Friday 8th March . Voting will then take place until Midnight on Friday 15th March .
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POTW - Week ending 10/03/2019
It's always difficult to pick just one image, especially when there's such a great variety to choose from. There was a great close up from Brian and his new toy, plenty of birds from John and Mike. There's also been some interesting landscapes from Denis and as ever FUJI has provided lots of great character shots.

However, this one set I've been back and viewed several times from the mono category. I liked them not because they were mono conversions but because they were actually shot on B/W film, James is one of the few members, in fact maybe the only member, that regularly shots on film using all sorts of weird and wonderful cameras and film stock.

So this shot from Letcombe Brook is my choice for POTW

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Weekly Challenge 190 - Minimalism - Voting Closed
A bit of a challenge this week.   Pattern images, just simple composition with minimal content. images of things that are minimalistic in nature  or whatever your imagination comes up with to fit the bill.

Entries to be submitted by Midnight on Friday 1st March .Voting will then take place until Midnight on Friday 8th March .
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POTW Week Ending 3rd March  2019
Wow ....what a difficult week to pick a winner with some really outstanding efforts by members ... BP   returns like the prodigal son and stuns us with every dam image .... The decisive moment  is a once in a blue moon event , and the panorama  stitched together  is a testament to his  skills with the camera and photoshop ; Stravinsky posted a surreal  image of the Odeon Birmingham; a really innovative  take on  urban landscape ; Korks  posted three belters  with Evening shadows so simple in it's execution  but captivating because of it  and Fooj made me laugh out loud with his Horse box  but in the end I am going with Johntwo's  Off the bend  because of the sheer quality  of the  image  which as Korks said absolutely screams quality. . Such an impressive capture John ....A superb photo ...

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