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POTW - Week ending 21/10/2018
There's been some nice macro work from Andy on a lens that was originally a film scanner, BP posted some great landscapes in the Slice of Life section, there's been very pleasing dog portraits from Craig, John gave us a rather sureal portrait of Sophie Anne and a rather splendid bridge. Clicker posted some rather poignant images from the International Bomber Command centre in Lincoln.  But a set I've been back to a few times is of some night time images taken around Lincoln from Colin. We don't get many night time images on the forum and all these were equally good.


The original thread can be found here....
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The Weekly Challenge 171 - Hot Stuff! - Voting Closed
Let your imaginations run wild (but be good)!  

Competition closes at midnight on the 12th October.
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POTW  W/E 14 October 2018.
Another week of  interesting  and well executed images, so diverse in the subject matter. Some have the wow factor because they  aesthetically pleasing, ...some  are awesome  because they showcase  distinguished technical talent  by the  photographer and make me ask, " How did they do that?" Some are almost graphic or abstract showing us innovative ways of seeing ordinary  things . This week I was  particulary impressed with Rye's fantastic rendition of a some artwork outside Bury Library, Graphic No1 and his lovely series of celestial skies, beautiful images . Weary Landcrab stuns me regularly with his technical prowess in showing  a standard of macro photography I have rarely seen... The froghopper was  stunning ... and then the new £5.00 lens( How did he do that ?) produces something even more brilliantly detailed !! .  But ... the image for me this week combining a technical know how and a feel for the aesthetically beautiful that  absolutely hit the spot for me was Beepy's Edited second version of Galaxy Wrap... I think it is just one of his best !


See the version I chose in the  original post  by clicking on the arrow in the box below

 

Well done Beepy ... I am in awe of your talent.  Damn!

Ps Sorry if my link is long winded ..feel free to amend .. I wanted to make sure it linked to the second edited version of the image .
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POTW - w/e 07/10/18
Lots of good stuff about and plenty of nattering which makes for a healthy forum.

I live by the sea, I like the sea and I like to see sea shots - glass or two of red and I still nailed that.

Simple composition, right time of day, lovely colours and plenty of sea....

 

Well done Clicker - original thread HERE
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Interpret the subject any way you like.  For example as lighting, illustration (including Graffiti) or enlightenment.

The challenge closes at midnight on Friday the 19th October.  Go to it.
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The Weekly Challenge #169....Elements , VOTING CLOSED
Entries are now closed for this week, the voting now gets underway! Many thanks to all who participated

Fire, Water, Earth, Air, Ice, Light, Darkness ect. It is your choice, Get out and take a picture, or submit one of your archived images of any of the elements to your interpretation of the subject.

Usual terms and conditions , Submit before the clock strikes midnight (Greenwich meantime applies !) on Friday the 28th September and voting will commence thereafter until the hour of Midnight on the 5th of October whence we shall announce the winning photograph....its elementary
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POTW - w/e 30/9/2018
Here we are again at the end of another very nice viewing week, with several very nice and interesting images to consider. I have had a lovely wander around Snowdonia with Clicker's pictures, have had an interesting look at Fuji's wood turning hobby - with some very nice results, and enjoyed seeing some deer that JH caught nicely too.

I've gone with one that I have been back to several times. It was the lovely gentle light that first caught my eye, but the composition is lovely too, with the buildings and the pier, the cloud on the right and the contrasting con trail leading your eye to the central point where the 'flare rays' are. Well worth a look in the large view.


So, very well done BP - I think your 'shuggling' was well worth what you achieved as the end result!

The original thread can be seen HERE
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WEEKLY CHALLENGE 168 - GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT! - Voting Closed
This weeks challenge is to take a photo of food. Something for example, that would look good on a restaurant menu, on a food brochure, on an advertisement board. Make it into a menu, or a poster, or just post the shot as it is. Have fun.....andenjoy eating it afterwards.....

As usual, old or new images allowed however, if you choose an old image, you cant eat it after haha! The challenge closes at midnight on Friday September 21st.
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POTW - w/e 23/9/18
Some lovely images again this week, making it quite difficult to choose. My favourite, though, is this one by Bill. The colours are fantastic, with a wonderfully moody sky, and there's a nice lead-in with the pathway through the crop. The light is good, too, catching the trees in the middle ground well.

If I were still painting landscapes, I'd love to have a go at this one!


Well done Bill!

The original thread is here.
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Weekly Challenge No 167 - Rooftops Voting closed.
OK everyone. Thank you for your votes. The next challenge is to be 'Rooftops'. As always use your ingenuity and imagination to make what you want of this. If you feel inclined to scale the Shard in pursuit of that special shot that is your decision but I take no responsibility for any mishaps! I am off to clean my crampons and ice pick. Happy shooting.

BTW the challenge closes at midnight on Friday September 14.
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POTW - Week ending 16/09/2018
Well, the first half of the week started very quite, but then we had a bit of a splurge...

There's been some good landscapes and Urban images, some great bird shots from Roger and Cheryl, some interesting street art and street photography, but the standout image for this week is from Bill and his Lone Tree


Original Post here: Lone Tree
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Weekly Challenge 166 - A Bit of Peace and Quiet - Voting Closed
As Korky is away, he's asked us to set up the next weekly challenge..

The topic for this week’s challenge is 'A Bit of Peace and Quiet'

New Images or one from your archives to be posted before Friday 7 September (UK time).
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POTW  ... w/e 9th September 2018
Some  interesting images to choose from this week and a number of contenders made the choice difficult  with Fuji's  capture of Ol Blue Eyes  in the car showing how alert you have to be, to be a good street  photographer; Rye never fails to produce stunning  images of  the same scene over and over again with  the everchanging skies above Pendle Hill; J HPhoto  seems to have morphed into a liliputian sized photographer to get so close to that hungry Vole and Johntwo started the week with a vintage looking pic from Martha's cove and ended with another cracker of a pic of the Marine Bridge   but the  the  Pic that sticks in my mind and I keep going back to is  one from the  Project 52 chief, Korky,  of  Der Musiker. I love the treatment Korks  gives to his  photos and the life he  seems to instill in them ...It's a memorable image  ... I can hear that accordion playing ... I can even smell the lederhosen too. Well done on a super pic Korks.


 

 You  can find the original post  on the link...in the Project 52  post

http://www.tipf.co.uk/forums/topic/21107-the-52-project-2018-week-15/

 

 
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Weekly Challenge  165 - On Holiday - Voting Closed
This week's theme is 'ON HOLIDAY'.

Summer, Bank, Christmas, Camping, Walking, Cruising, Climbing or just lazing by the pool - As long as your photo was taken on a holiday of some kind, it qualifies. Please tell us where it was taken - and an afternoon spent snoozing in the back garden won't wash btw!

Old or new photos are OK and they must be submitted by close of play next Friday (31st August). We'll then have a vote to determine the winner.

Korky
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Very young Robin
Very young Robin
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Classics at Coventry continued ...
I remember the first time i saw one of these in the 60's ....it was a car you just could not ignore ...
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POTW - w/e 26/8/2018
Another nice week of images to look through, nice to see more of the Flying Scotsman from Ryewolf, a really nice shot of a fly on Coriander flower by John, more nice mono shots from Fuji of assorted subjects and several more nice ones that I have enjoyed looking at.

I have gone with one that is a lovely picture, with heaps of detail, especially when viewed in the large version, and must have been a very lucky catch - right place, right time and very well caught.


So well done JHFoto - great shot and so lovely to look at.

The original thread can be seen HERE
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W40 07-10-12 geodar
W40 07-10-12 geodar
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Weekly Challenge #163 - Music - Voting Closed
The theme for this week’s challenge is “Music”.  Let’s see your photos of anything depicting music - live performance, buskers, musical instruments, vintage gramophones etc.

Usual rules apply - you can take new photos or enter something from your archives.  The challenge is open for entries until Midnight on Friday August  17th.

Gareth
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POTW - w/e 19.8.18
A good range of subjects and treatments this week, and yet again, I've gone for a subject that doesn't usually appeal to me at all. I'm not in the least bit interested in any form of competitive sport, but this image really stands out for me. The Cisco Kid, by John2, has been caught at exactly the right moment, with a fantastic motion blur, but the car and its driver pin sharp. I hate to think where you must have been standing to get this front-on view!


Well done John - a very professional image. 

The original thread is here.

 

 
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Weekly Challenge 162 - Energy - Voting Closed
Energy as power (generated, delivered or used), energetic activity, food - or what have you.  Usual rules apply.  Entries up to midnight on Friday 10th August.  Vote opens first thing Saturday 11th (if I can fathom how to do it  
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Weekly Challenge  161 - Trees -  VOTING CLOSEDl
Barbara is having internet problems at the mo and she's asked me to set this up for her.

She's chosen the subject of TREES and the usual rules apply - old and new images acceptable and they need to be posted by close of play next Friday (3rd August). We'll then have a vote to pick a winner.

Get crackin' chums and give us yer best!

Korky
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POTW - w/e 15.7.18
This week's choice is a little different for me, as I don't often choose portraits. But this chap, in Fuji's 'Practicing what I preach' thread, really appeals. He looks a true character, and Fuji has caught his very direct gaze with a lovely sharp photograph. The blurred background puts the focus squarely on the man's face. 


Well done Fuji, and kudos to you for daring to ask him to pose!

The original thread is here.

 

 
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Weekly Challenge No 157 - Holes - Voting Closed!
As per the title - the theme for this week’s challenge is “Holes”.  Let’ see your photos of anything with a hole in it where the hole forms a prominent part of the image.

Usual rules apply - open for entries until Midnight on Friday July 6th.
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POTW - w/e 08/07/2018
Once again we've have a very good selection of images, some great macro's from Leon and Wearylandcrab - even clicker got in the act with a photobombing hover. Some great street photography and abstracts from FUJI, a whole bunch of landscapes from BP, Kobione, Stravinsky and Chris and a nice range of wildlife shots from John and Chris.

But this from Bill was stunning..


The original thread can be seen here: Plumed Basilisk
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