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POTW - w/e 20/1/2018
Sorry if this is a day late, but I've always done it Monday morning, our time, which should be Sunday evening, your time, but noticed that the potw date on the home page was 19/1, which would have made it Saturday.

However......where do I start!! So many lovely pictures to keep up with this last week, and it is great to see the level of activity, and also seeing some people around that have been 'missing' for a while.

We have had lovely Bokeh and Berries, really nice Colours in the Rain, lovely views of Parndon Mill, fantastic street photography, as usual by Fuji, and a few more that came into consideration for this week.

I have gone with one that certainly gave me a 'WOW' as I first viewed the thread. This is a superb set, with fantastic detail in every shot, lovely gentle background, and perfect captures of 

'a moment in time'.

Was hard to pick a favourite from this set, so I've used the first picture, but the whole set are well worth a look!

Soo...well done Rogerw, great set, fantastic detail, brilliant action shots, a bit of humour in there too with the way the Starling is landing in No 2

The original thread can be seen HERE

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Weekly Challenge # 183 - Clouds Voting Closed
Driving North up the M1 this afternoon, racking my brain for the next topic while admiring a stunning cloud formation and inspiration came to me. We must all have lots of spectacular cloud shots in our archives so let's see the best. It could be a shot of a particular subject enhanced by a cloud formation or just clouds for their own sake. You have until midnight on Friday January 4. Over to you......

please note. Voting ends at midnight Friday  18 th  Jan
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POTW Week Ending 23/12/2018
It has been a good bit quieter, understandably, at this time of year  on the Forum   but I  just love the vigour and balance of this image  and  though Ryewolf takes  lots of very good photos of  steam trains,  this one stands out for me...   the dramatic  steam and smoke with the sunlight behind the plumes of belching fumes  gives an immense feeling of the power of this   engine   yet it still  allows us to appreciate  the  beautiful landscape  which it is thundering through. It  does this without  the train completely overwhelming the image... Well done Rye ... one of your very best   steam train photos.. 

Full Steam Ahead is my POTW

 You can find the original post  via the link below ..


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Weekly Challenge #180: Wild flowers or plants - Voting Closed
This week's topic is "Wild flowers or plants"

Usual rules: new or old images allowed, post by midnight Friday Dec 14 (GMT)
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Weekly Challenge #179 - Movie Titles - Voting Closed
The theme for this week’s challenge is “Movie Titles”.  Let’s see your photos of anything depicting the title of a movie.  You can tell us what it is or make us guess!

Usual rules apply - you can take new photos or enter something from your archives.  The challenge is open for entries until Midnight on Friday December 7th.

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POTW - w/e 9/12/2018
As usual some nice things for me to look at this week - nice Autumnal scenes, steam trains, street scenes and architectural. I've gone with one that is very nicely presented with perfect light for the subject, a great splash of colour in the red shirt against the dark background, great composition with the other guy next to him, nice look of concentration on the main guitarists face, and nice clarity of his instrument too. Glad you said you cloned out a  cymbal John - I couldn't pick anything to show that, but the result you achieved is perfect!

So well done johntwo - great shot with excellent presentation.

The original post can be seen HERE
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Weekly Challenge #178........Derelict......Voting Closed
This should give you something to get your teeth into. Something (or somebody) derelict. There are all sorts of definitions of the word, so I have included what Professor Google has to say.....


"in a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect". 


unsafe, dangerous, hazardous, perilous, precarious, insecure, treacherous

"a derelict Georgian mansion"


safe, in good repair, wholesome, in use

You have until Friday midnight, UK time to make your choice, be it from the archives or something brand spanking new. Go to it!

I think the cut and paste has upset things, but I think you'll get the idea.
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POTW - w/e 2/12/18
Yep, it's me again! Another week, another good selection of pictures to choose from. The one I've decided on this week is Head Shot by NikonMike.  It's a great close-up, beautifully sharp, and as was said in the thread, one of Britain's favourite birds.

Well done Mike!

The original thread is here.
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Weekly Challenge # 176. Something Musical - Voting Closed
This week's Challenge is "Something Musical". This should give everyone a chance to delve into their archives to find something with a Musical theme. Or even better, to get out there into the World and conjure up something new. You have until Midnight UK time on 16th November to submit your entries.
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Weekly Challenge # 175.  Something Nostalgic... Voting Closed
Hi TIPFers..Colin has asked me to  start the theme for Challenge # 175 . His chosen theme is SOMETHING NOSTALGIC ...  Given the time of year it may be significant that we remember things from the past, so either trawl through your archives or take something new that fits the bill .. and show us your interpretation of Nostalgia.. Entries will close Friday the 9th November at midnight  when the poll will open for voting until Midnight on Friday 16th November.. Great subject theme Colin ... let’s hope for a bumper entry  folks ... 
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POTW w/e 11.11.18
I'm standing in for BP this week, as he's pretty busy with alterations to BP Towers! I've had to have a really quick scoot through the posts, as I wasn't expecting to have to choose!

Anyway, the one I'm going for is Woody Woodpecker, by JohnTwo. These lovely creatures are very hard to spot, let alone photograph (I remember my try at a green woodpecker!), and John's made a great job of it. He described it as 'the quality is not what it might otherwise be',  but it looks absolutely fine on my PC!

Well done John!

The original post is here.



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Weekly Challenge #174: Decorated utility -- Voting Closed
This week's challenge is "Decorated utility". Everyday objects, decorated whether by the maker or by the user; but still in use (or at least usable).

As usual, new or old images are allowed. Entries by midnight next Friday 2nd November. Voting over the following week.
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POTW - w/e 4/11/2018
Once again some very nice images to browse through, David's Multi Selfie was nice, and fun to see, and interesting as to how it was done, a couple of lovely pictures of a Stream Gondola by John, some nice steam train pictures which I always enjoy looking at because we don't get to see them easily, and nice to see Stratford on Avon again .

However, it has been a Halloween Week and, even though we don't all go overboard with Halloween events etc. I've gone with Craig's lovely picture of pumpkins and a nice glass of wine. The composition is great, the colours are beautifully warm and spot on against the background, and perfect for your time of year. There is lots of lovely detail when viewed large too.

So well done Craig, that is a lovely warming picture!

The original thread can be seen HERE
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Weekly Challenge #173  Complimentary Colours - Voting Closed
The theme for the next weekly challenge is "Complimentary Colours": Blue & Orange; or Red and Green; or Purple and Yellow. 

As usual, a photo from your archives or one taken just for the challenge.

This challenge will end at midnight on Friday 26 October. 
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POTW - w/e 28/10/18
Those of you who have been paying attention will know by now that I tend to choose a POTW that makes me smile. So it had to be this one, by Kobione!  I don't know what the bird was thinking, but I'd hate to meet it down a dark alley!

Well done Dee!

The original thread is here.


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Weekly Challenge 172 - Illuminating. - Voting Closed
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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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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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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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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