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Another interesting week to browse through some nice pictures. I've gone with this one from Stravinsky - it made me smile as soon as I looked at it, the expression is great!

It is a very good catch bearing in mind the not perfect conditions of the glass, light etc. as described by Stravinsky.


 

So well done Strav - great catch! The original post can be seen HERE
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This week' challenge #140 is RUSTY now voting

Interpret  however you wish,

Old or new images, post your entries by midnight (GMT) on Friday 9th March. We'll then have a vote to determine a winner.

Cheers Kev
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It's been a bit of a quiet week for images, but one has stood out to me. That one is Kev7d's Down in the Dark Metro. It uses contrast to its absolute best advantage, and really captures the mood of a nearly deserted metro station platform. Well done Kev!


The original thread is here.

 

 
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Following on nicely from Kev's excellent theme, I think it'd be good to go with......

FOUR!

Old or new images, interpret however you wish and post your entries by midnight (GMT) on Friday 2nd March. We'll then have a vote to determine a winner.

Korky
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My choice for this week is Ryewolf's Union of South Africa 60009. I just think it has a great feeling of nostalgia about it. The snow makes this a great mono. I just love all the steam and smoke. A great shot for me.


 

The original thread can be found here.
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Hi folks hope this is right.  Starting now till the 23rd of Feb is a photo of a CHURCH.   So get your old or new photos in now till the 23rd of Feb.
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You spend the week when you're on the POTW panel looking at stuff thinking "Ooo that'll be the one" over and over again as more crackin' images are posted.

There comes a point though when one image jumps out and you know it will be the one. 

I absolutely love this image. In fact I'd happily have it on the wall at home in a gallery type black frames/large white matt. This weeks winner then is one from Polly and it takes simplicity yet careful framing to a very high level. There is a balance to the composition, there are interplays between the surfaces, planes, textures and tones and overall it just feels right and then we have that tree.....man I love that tree.....then the glimpse of more through the little square walkway in the centre that makes you want to walk through it to see what is there.


Original thread here: Lines and Leaves

Outstanding Polly - well done.
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This weeks challenge is: number 3,

old or new images accepted, open to any interpretation... Images to be posted between now and Friday 16 February 2018, voting from Sat 17th Feb until midnight of the following Friday..
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Some very nice images to browse through again this week - landscapes, dramatic skies and large planes, but I've gone with one that is a real catch, and we all know how hard it is to get the bird in flight.

I've selected the first one in the set, but they all deserve a look!

The colours of the blurred backgrounds add to the pictures too, so well done Roger - a great set:


The original thread can be seen: HERE
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This weeks challenge is cutlery. Let's see some knives, forks or spoons. Old or new shots are ok. Closing date Friday 9th Feb. Voting will then start and close Friday 16th Feb.

 

 
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I had a few images lined up for potential POTW - there have been some good ones this week. But this is the one I've picked, both for its subject matter and the skill of the photographer. You've got down to his level, which is paramount in my opinion, and given a lovely depth of field to the image. And those eyes, with his head just a little on one side - who could resist him? 

I give you Black Pearl, with Jasper. Well done Beepy!


The original thread is here.
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This weeks challenge is: Tombstones/Graveyards, old or new images accepted, open to any interpretation... Images to be posted between now and Friday 2nd February 2018, voting from Sat 3rd Feb until midnight of the following Friday...
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There have been some absoluletly stunning images this week. I have picked an image of spitfires low over English fields by Rick 448 which stirred some emotion. This is such an iconic sight for me. The aircrafts have nice prop blur and I like the fact that one has the wheels half way down. The original image can be seen here.

 
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This week's challenge is "Watercourses" -- Rivers, streams, ditches or canals.

Photographs new or old by  midnight 26 Jan 2018 please.
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Well I had to end up with the week where the forum is resurrected 

So many images, so much great content but there was one post that stood out. Actually it did more than that, it stopped me dead in my tracks and made me look closely. If a picture can dod that its a winer in my books.

Bath by Night by Stravinsky


Amazing image - a well deserved winner.
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My first promised walk about with the camera this year resulted in some okay shots.  More practice needed but it was great to be out and about with no mobile phone chirping away in my ear 

 
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Sorry if this is a little late - I'm still having some probs. getting to an active forum page, so I hope I haven't missed something fantastic. There were some lovely images to look at again, Black Pearl gave us some lovely stuff with his Alnmouth thread, and James' snow in Memphis was pretty impressive, as was Rogers' fantastic red kite pictures. I've gone with one that I absolutely loved from the moment I first saw it. The composition of this one is great, the subtlety of the light, and similar colours in the houses and cliffs is superb, and the light was spot on too. So, well done THELONGMAN, a beautiful image!

 


 

The original thread can be seen HERE
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For this week's challenge, I'd like you to get out and about and photograph TEXTURE!

Doors, walls, trees, floors, feathers, clothes, owt ya fancy. Think old, think rough, think sideways, but don't think archive! NEW PHOTOS ONLY for this week.

Entries open until midnight on 12th January and then we'll do the voting thing and decide a winner.

 
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It's been a quiet week for images, but I've been taking a lot of notice of JHFoto's bird images, at which he's rather good! I like his swan one, but I particularly like this one - Sunbathing Nuthatch, which stands out nicely from its background, and the moss on the branch adds that extra bit of interest. 

Well done JHFoto!


Original thread is here.

 
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This weeks challenge is: Cats or Dogs, old or new images accepted, open to any interpretation... Images to be posted between now and Friday 5th January 2018, voting from Sat 6th Jan until midnight of the following Friday...
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Yes it's Christmas  week, and we are heading into a new year so lets make this week quite open for the challenge. Post a picture, old or new, of something you are looking forward to - it could be a picture of a place you want to visit again, or of a nice bottle of something you are going to have, we could even have a bit of 'bah Humbug' if someone puts a picture of a Christmas pudding! Think about this next week, and next year - what are you looking forward to having, seeing, going to, finding again, listening to or whatever?

Post from now until midnight 29 December and the voting will then follow.
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What a picture to start the year with, Sunrise at the Sisters by BP. Just love the composition and the way the long exposure has created the misty effect on water surfaces. It looks just great. Very nice work.


Original thread can be found here.
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What a picture to start the year with, Sunrise at the Sisters by BP. Just love the composition and the way the long exposure has created the misty effect on water surfaces. It looks just great. Very nice work.


Original thread can be found here.
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Last one of the year.

Lots of images to look through this week and a diverse range of subjects as ever. It came down to three but I feel this has to be my choice.

I would love to sit there and watch the mists change giving tiny glimpses of the landscape. I would love to sit there and just soak up the view. I would love even more to be there to capture it for myself but as Kev has done such a good job I'm happy to let his image speak for itself.

This weeks winner - Chapelle de l'église St-Laurent d'Oingt by Kev7d
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This weeks Theme  is Lens Wide Open. Pics to be posted by midnight 15th December and voting from 16th to midnight  22nd December
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