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Ben 27th February 2008 07:41 AM

Photo of the Week - Edith's Thread
 
The idea is to post your best photo or two from the last week or so. It's a good reason to keep trying to take great photos! Post, and comment on others' work (be kind ;) )

Update: this thread is dedicated to Edith, a wonderful long-time forum member who sadly passed away in March 2009, and who's beautiful photos of nature fill and inspired this thread. Enjoy her wonderful work.

[Instructions of posting photos in the forum here]

Ben 27th February 2008 07:42 AM

Here's my first, taken this weekend near my parent's home in Oxfordshire, on the banks of the Thames, while on a quick UK visit.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2216/...514ab3.jpg?v=0

I must have 20 versions of this photo taken over the years, but I love these trees!

greytop 27th February 2008 11:38 AM

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Another tree in Mojacar. Can't believe it stays upright!

Ben 27th February 2008 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by greytop (Post 44164)
Another tree in Mojacar. Can't believe it stays upright!

Beautiful tree! Looks like it should be full of birds singing!

Edith 27th February 2008 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greytop (Post 44164)
Another tree in Mojacar. Can't believe it stays upright!

Oh wow Greytop. What a tropical-looking beauty! :thumbs-up:

Edith 27th February 2008 06:05 PM

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OK, one more try to upload. Yesterday, I photographed this daisy in a nearby park:

Pat1 27th February 2008 06:15 PM

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This is obviously not from the last couple weeks, but it's probably one of the best photos I've taken. It's from a wind farm close to my house

omeyas 27th February 2008 09:48 PM

You're suffering very slightly from converging verticals, pretty much unavoidable when shooting upwards, but if you correct it, it will take that leaning pole on the right, out of shot.


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Originally Posted by Ben (Post 44144)
Here's my first, taken this weekend near my parent's home in Oxfordshire, on the banks of the Thames, while on a quick UK visit.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2216/...514ab3.jpg?v=0

I must have 20 versions of this photo taken over the years, but I love these trees!


deecree 27th February 2008 11:15 PM

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I haven't taken many photos in the past month. One of the few is this one of "dos playas".

ValenciaSon 28th February 2008 12:44 AM

I had to use high-speed photography for this picture:http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/...e779c1.jpg?v=0

kari 28th February 2008 01:07 AM

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Originally Posted by ValenciaSon (Post 44243)
I had to use high-speed photography for this picture:http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/...e779c1.jpg?v=0

:o Your camera must be too fast, nice picture, And Ben I like this photo for screen...for my dell :)

Saludos
-kari

Ben 28th February 2008 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by omeyas (Post 44215)
You're suffering very slightly from converging verticals, pretty much unavoidable when shooting upwards, but if you correct it, it will take that leaning pole on the right, out of shot.

Thanks Frank! That post did annoy me a bit!

greytop 28th February 2008 11:09 AM

Yeah thanks for that tip about the verticals Frank. My camera has a facility to correct for perspective and whilst I'd thought it useful for photos of signs etc from below, it never occurred to me to use it for landscapes.
¡No aprendemos solamente el español aquí!

omeyas 28th February 2008 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by greytop (Post 44297)
Yeah thanks for that tip about the verticals Frank. My camera has a facility to correct for perspective and whilst I'd thought it useful for photos of signs etc from below, it never occurred to me to use it for landscapes.
¡No aprendemos solamente el español aquí!

You're welcome! :) In some shots, CV's are ok, indeed encouraged. I have a shot of a cathedral, and it really leans in at the top, but I have decided to leave it. In other cases, I correct them.
My photography is a bit like my Spanish, I'm no expert at either, not by long way, but I love both, so I'll keep on praticing until I get it right! :) In fact, I'll be out with the camera in a minute, another nice day here. Despite what they say, we have had a couple if excellent weeks this month, it's been great. Think I read yesterday, it's either the warmest, or sunniest February for many years. We'll be in Spain, middle of April for a month, hope it's not like last year, when it was great here, and rubbish whilst we were in Spain!:(

Ben, how's the Canon G9? Have mine now, waiting for a 4Gb card to be delivered before I can really try it. Impressed so far though. :thumbs-up:

gary 28th February 2008 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by kari (Post 44247)
:o Your camera must be too fast, nice picture, And Ben I like this photo for screen...for my dell :)

Saludos
-kari

Great example of "Flash" photography....;D;D

gary 28th February 2008 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Ben (Post 44295)
Thanks Frank! That post did annoy me a bit!

Will bring a saw next time we meet ;D

cliftonjan 28th February 2008 05:08 PM

All the recent rain we have been having in Andalucia has done wonders for the plants!http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3124/...d50f26.jpg?v=0

alanmalarkey 28th February 2008 08:13 PM

I like this guy!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tizer/2...7603828860005/

Ben 1st March 2008 03:51 PM

Got to play a little with my new Canon G9 in Oxford last weekend. Large versions can be seen on Flickr, here.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2086/...d9161e.jpg?v=0

I'm proud of the next one for the simple reason that it's a 1 second hand held exposure - took 5 goes, and holding breath like mad! Noise Ninja reduced noise from 1600 asa shot:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/...ee219e.jpg?v=0

Below, the way to the River, near my parents' house.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2239/...4642c7.jpg?v=0

The next one was taken in Oxford's Natutal History Museum, somewhere I hadn't been since I was about 8, to draw Dinosaurs with my school. Serious nostalgia trip! It's a wonderful buidling - looks like a railway station, and smells of mothballs!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/...bbefae.jpg?v=0

Back soon with pics from Spain!

ValenciaSon 1st March 2008 04:30 PM

Stunning photos. How much time do you take in shooting them and how much time do you spend optimizing them on your Mac?

Elvis 1st March 2008 06:04 PM

It's not my photo, but amazing and well worth sharing.
Goodness knows what type of camera this guy owns, but it must be top of the range!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...9/nbird129.xml

karena 1st March 2008 06:37 PM

I'll join in since I love photography as well. ;)

http://www.geocities.com/ksb130/phot...anbridge75.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/ksb130/phot...gpathsmall.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/ksb130/phot...chairsmall.jpg

The first one is from a hike with my younger son. The second one is from another hike and the third one was the view from our first house that my husband and I bought together. :)

Karen

karena 1st March 2008 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Ben (Post 44589)
Got to play a little with my new Canon G9 in Oxford last weekend. Large versions can be seen on Flickr, here.



I'm proud of the next one for the simple reason that it's a 1 second hand held exposure - took 5 goes, and holding breath like mad! Noise Ninja reduced noise from 1600 asa shot:



Below, the way to the River, near my parents' house.



The next one was taken in Oxford's Natutal History Museum, somewhere I hadn't been since I was about 8, to draw Dinosaurs with my school. Serious nostalgia trip! It's a wonderful buidling - looks like a railway station, and smells of mothballs!



Back soon with pics from Spain!

I'm really enjoying the photos! Keep 'em coming! :)

Karen

Ben 1st March 2008 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ValenciaSon (Post 44595)
Stunning photos. How much time do you take in shooting them and how much time do you spend optimizing them on your Mac?

I don't spend much time shooting them at all! Just see something I like and reel off a few shots. Whenever I try to improve on the first take, by shooting the same thing several times, it's always the first that is the best!

Some shots I do play around with later in photoshop or, now, Aperture. With this one for example, which I took in the park earlier, I boosted the colour and contrast - took about a minute of fiddling:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/...6469b8.jpg?v=0

deecree 1st March 2008 09:33 PM

This week's entries.

http://www.starrsnet.net:9000/stuart/photography/a1.JPG

http://www.starrsnet.net:9000/stuart/photography/a2.JPG

http://www.starrsnet.net:9000/stuart/photography/a4.JPG

http://www.starrsnet.net:9000/stuart/photography/a3.JPG

ValenciaSon 2nd March 2008 12:32 AM

Hungry for photos?http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2079/...7fd838.jpg?v=0

deecree 2nd March 2008 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by ValenciaSon (Post 44636)

Someone stole all your toppings.

Ben 2nd March 2008 08:09 AM

Great pics Deecree, I love the bottom one, really graphic.

VS - isn't there a thread on here somewhere about people in the US eating too much ;)

ValenciaSon 2nd March 2008 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Ben (Post 44653)
Great pics Deecree, I love the bottom one, really graphic.

VS - isn't there a thread on here somewhere about people in the US eating too much ;)

What's one little pintxo before dinner?:rolleyes:

karena 2nd March 2008 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by deecree (Post 44632)

For some reason I keep coming back to this one. The echoing of the lines, the vibrant colors... great shot!

Karen

karena 2nd March 2008 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ValenciaSon (Post 44636)

Yum! That's one heck of a pizza. Love their expressions. :)

Karen

deecree 2nd March 2008 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by karena (Post 44683)
Yum! That's one heck of a pizza. Love their expressions. :)

Karen

Maybe I'm just mean, but I would have loved to have taken a second photo after standing up and saying... "Kids, you know what, I'm not hungry, let's go".

jcgc 2nd March 2008 05:04 PM

Deception Pass in Wahshington State
 
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This are some of the places where me and my 8 year old go hiking.
JC

Ben 2nd March 2008 06:51 PM

jcgc - stunning, what a beautiful place!

Ben 2nd March 2008 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by karena (Post 44613)
I'll join in since I love photography as well. ;)

http://www.geocities.com/ksb130/phot...chairsmall.jpg

The first one is from a hike with my younger son. The second one is from another hike and the third one was the view from our first house that my husband and I bought together. :)

Karen

Karen, what a view, I would love to be sitting in that chair right now!

deecree 2nd March 2008 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Ben (Post 44713)
Karen, what a view, I would love to be sitting in that chair right now!

Looks a little spooky to me.

greytop 3rd March 2008 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by deecree (Post 44727)
Looks a little spooky to me.

Watch out for Mr. Bates :eek:

Edith 3rd March 2008 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcgc (Post 44697)
This are some of the places where me and my 8 year old go hiking.
JC

I love that pine tree! It reminds me of a classical Japanese watercolor.

Edith 3rd March 2008 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ben (Post 44589)
Got to play a little with my new Canon G9 in Oxford last weekend.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2086/...d9161e.jpg?v=0

I love the composition! :thumbs-up:

Edith 3rd March 2008 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by ValenciaSon (Post 44636)

¡Me comería un buey!

I think you need a bigger boat... eh, sorry, dinner table! :D


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