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Title: Post your best shots here
Post by: oRGie on October 11, 2009, 03:07:39 PM
Craig's question about where to post a pic made me realise we were missing this thread, so here it is...

Not easy to choose favourite photos, but here a couple I am particularly proud of

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_3590.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/3590.jpg)

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_boat.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/boat.jpg)


Would be a great start to the thread if we all posted some of our own favourite shots, then post whatever you feel you want to share, new or old  :beer:
Title: Re: Post your best here
Post by: ABERS on October 11, 2009, 03:53:55 PM
Had a discussion about this thread title on the old site. If it's your best image you can only post one, you can't have more than one best image!
Title: Re: Post your best here
Post by: Mick on October 11, 2009, 04:05:00 PM
Had a discussion about this thread title on the old site. If it's your best image you can only post one, you can't have more than one best image!

True.  ;)  Spose we could call it "Post your best shots here"  :)  :legit:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: oRGie on October 11, 2009, 04:19:17 PM
 :tup:  :beer:  :legit:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: anglefire on October 19, 2009, 11:43:45 PM
Went to Mallory Park on Sunday to see the Motor Cross.
Had a good day, although due to the revised layout, and possibly the Tv coverage, you couldn't get that close to the off-road section on the start finish straight and at the back of the circuit, they took the off road section inside the track - meaning it was farther away than nomal - a 300mm lens was essential to get close to the action - and I'm pretty sure I saw some 500mm and possibly 600mm Canon lenses around the place!

I've posted a couple on the gallery - but this is one that I was fairly pleased with.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_IMG_5324%20EOS-1D%20Mark%20III%20copy.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/IMG_5324%20EOS-1D%20Mark%20III%20copy.jpg)

Sailent details are: 1/25", @ 300mm focal length on a 1DMkIII. Hand held.

The lens was a Sigma 120-300 f2.8 EX HSM that I'd hired. One of the good things was the zoom ring went the right way!!

This was one of only half dozon or so I took at this speed - and this was the only keeper.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: skellum on October 20, 2009, 01:04:05 AM
A few years ago I had two things in mind, 1. To get a Football League Photographers Licence ( My Passion )  &  2. LRPS ( Royal Photographic Society ). The second involved submitting 10 prints to the society with a theme, which got me thinking  ( other sports ) and having been self employed for the last 1/4 century  I have the nerve ( or cheek ) to approach anyone , so I contacted the Media Manager at Oulton Park.

This was my first and hardest hurdle but he did suggest that if I was covering a driver or team for any Local newspaper relevant to them then all I would  need was a covering letter from the said Local Paper and I would be in there with all the " Pro's " on the day. So knowing you are into Motor Sport it may be worth finding out where the drivers or teams are from and contact the Local paper to suggest covering the event for them ( For free of course, they love that ! ), but you will get some fantastic pictures on the day.  I gave up on Oulton Park because the nearest local hero to us was Carl Foggerty from Blackburn but he had retired by then.

I didn't give up and next contacted Haydock Park Racecourse by e.mail and explained I was doing ( "something"  ) for the Royal Photographic Society and would it be possible to take some shots on a race day.  The day after I received a e.mail from the Racecourse inviting me to the next meeting and instructions on complementary parking and where to get my Press Pass.

I have attached below a picture I took at Haydock Park which could not have been taken from any spectator area and which I used for my ( LRPS ) so no lies told really.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_Haydock%20Park%20%28%20Site%20%29.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/Haydock%20Park%20%28%20Site%20%29.jpg)

So basically if you want the shots there is allways a way round it.    

Regards...Dave     :legit:


Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Graham on November 20, 2009, 04:58:37 PM

     (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_web_DSC4420.jpg)


    Actually,the real reason for my posting this was to provide me with an excuse to include this link. :-[
             
                 
       I think Jinky and Sue in particular would be amused!
                    WARNING!   They use a swear word.....Twice!
                       Graham. :2funny:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: greypoint on November 20, 2009, 06:23:37 PM
There's another song I'll never be able to listen to again without singing the wrong words :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Graham on November 21, 2009, 07:56:08 AM
    I just knew you'd like it!
                                  Graham. ;D


Ps  loved the "Finger in the ear" la la la la lager. bit!
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: CML-1591 on December 29, 2009, 01:43:56 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2505/4211040025_3d25713251_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: jinky on December 29, 2009, 05:05:14 PM
That one made me chuckle Graham  ;D
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Just Dave on March 19, 2010, 04:42:56 PM
Hi

Taken whilst on holiday in Anaxos Lesbos Greek Island

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2532/4023246786_3e1d921e71_o.jpg)

Thanks for looking

Dave
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Oldboy on March 19, 2010, 04:49:19 PM
Cracking shot Dave and a wonderful composition on the reflected sun.  :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Just Dave on March 19, 2010, 09:21:49 PM
Thanks very much it was my lucky day, as I was waiting for the sunset a very kind fisherman landed his boat, I quickly got into position, so I could get the suns reflection between the anchor prongs or what ever you call them LOL, then off back to the village very satisfied for a meal and a bevy. someone was looking down on me that day
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Just Dave on March 22, 2010, 09:28:19 AM
Hi

Another of my older favourite shots, I thought Id share with you, hope you like it

Khao San Roi Yot National Park, Southern Thailand, from the beach and after a short long tail boat ride we landed on a beach, we walked up a track through the rainforest which led to another rocky sort of path/ no steps just a rocky worn slippery climb, I wish Id taken shots so you could see how difficult it really was, with a 450m steep uphill mountain trek/climb, it was really hard going, to see the Phra Nakhon cave where there is the Subterranean sanctuary of King Rama V's pavilion, the Tham PHraya Nakhon cave chamber contains a temple , breathtaking, absolutely amazingly beautiful, and well worth the 50 mins up hill climb slog,  we passed many people who gave up, you can see the scale of it if you look closely there's a man stood in the temple

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2702/4445715161_80a4458e20_o.jpg)

Dave
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: skellum on October 04, 2010, 05:30:14 PM
Went to the Southport Fireworks event last night which was a far better display than I have ever seen at their  bigger neighbour Blackpool.... Here are a few shots :legit:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Oldboy on October 04, 2010, 07:00:07 PM
Cracking series of shot Dave.  ;D
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: spinner on October 04, 2010, 09:55:04 PM
Neat!
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Oly Paul on November 18, 2010, 10:38:42 PM
Nice set Dave.

The last woodland walk I did a few days ago at Sandwell Valley and the last of the autumn leaves as there now all gone with the rain and high winds we have had.

Raw processed in Silkypix Pro

(http://olypaul.smugmug.com/Nature/Trees/2010-11-10-10-17-18/1094711492_5SQPG-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: krennon on November 20, 2010, 04:39:02 PM
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10041/normal_Rutting_Deer1_Web-1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=8452)

One of my fave deer shots taken a few weeks ago in Richmond Park.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Beryl on February 23, 2011, 12:07:56 AM
Here is one of my best shots

Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Oldboy on February 23, 2011, 12:13:14 AM
Great shot Beryl and love the angle of the head.  :tup:

I guess it wasn't taken in the last eight days!  :'(

Here's one on my best from last week. Taken with the Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 handheld.

Grey Heron returning to the nest:
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10149/normal_DSC_6234_Grey_Heron%7E0.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=8872&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Just Dave on February 27, 2011, 09:49:54 AM
Love the goldcrest Beryl  :tup:

Well done OB on the heron BIF,  :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Beryl on March 29, 2011, 05:03:40 PM
Thanks Dave and old boy.

I really like the Heron shot Oldboy. Superb :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: LincolnGreen on March 31, 2011, 10:22:27 PM
I can't resist an invitation like this. Here's a recent moon shot taken with the outgoing Fujifilm HS10 and a SONY 1.7x teleconverter lens.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Oldboy on March 31, 2011, 11:30:49 PM
Great shot of the moon.  :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: SimonW on April 20, 2011, 09:05:54 PM
You plan in advance, wait for ages with growing impatience and anticipation, spot the approaching smoke, the excitement builds, then suddenly it's here and gone in an instant. Motor racing is probably much easier! Only get a couple of steamers a year locally and this was the second. And boy, was it moving!


(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10222/normal__IGP3866Rs_dalreoch_steam_train.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=9180&fullsize=1)
The Guardsman
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Oldboy on April 20, 2011, 10:17:20 PM
Cracking shot simon. Worth the wait.  :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Hinfrance on April 21, 2011, 07:56:20 AM
Such a rare sight Simon. 

I hope it has a snappy short file name ;)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Beryl on May 03, 2011, 10:19:17 AM
Here is one of my best shots

Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Skhilled on June 24, 2011, 07:14:20 PM
Nice! Can't wait till I get a good macro lens. :)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Markulous on June 25, 2011, 08:06:29 AM
Can't say it's my best but I'm very pleased with what the CP'd Canon G11 will turn out - from last weekend:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v119/Markulous/General%20Landscapes/IMG_4032.jpg)

The image is Dream and the reason for taking it was the two guys apparently worshipping the sculpture (though actually finalising the lighting - another shot I'll be wanting to get!) - shot with my dog-walking camera!
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Graham on June 25, 2011, 08:32:21 AM
  Interesting pic.
                         Where's it taken?
                                     Graham.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Oldboy on June 25, 2011, 09:43:27 AM
Well spotted and it does look like a couple of worshipers. Great shot and love the sky.  ;D
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Skhilled on June 25, 2011, 12:18:08 PM
Me too! The contrast of the blues against the white clouds is amazing!  :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Markulous on June 25, 2011, 10:35:25 PM
Many thanks, guys! As I say I nice little camera!  ;)

  Interesting pic.
                         Where's it taken?
                                     Graham.

It's at St Helens, Graham - http://www.dreamsthelens.com/
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: skellum on June 25, 2011, 10:54:27 PM
I decided I needed a local shot of Leyland for one of my websites that link to my main site so here it is a panorama of the oldest part. I am quite pleased with it just hope the locals are. Here is the website  www.leylandphotographer.co.uk  I think it looks better on the website.... Opinions appreciated... :legit:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Skhilled on June 26, 2011, 06:46:09 AM
Interesting contrast of lighting. On the left, you have dark clouds and a bright street and the opposite on the right. I like it. :)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Graham on June 26, 2011, 07:55:52 AM
Many thanks, guys! As I say I nice little camera!  ;)

  Interesting pic.
                         Where's it taken?
                                     Graham.

It's at St Helens, Graham - http://www.dreamsthelens.com/

 Interesting site, thanks.
              Graham.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Graham on June 26, 2011, 07:58:44 AM
Nice! Can't wait till I get a good macro lens. :)

       Oh. You mean one of these?
                       http://cameracraniums.com/forum/index.php?topic=1546.0
                                  Graham. ;)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Skhilled on June 26, 2011, 08:28:48 AM
Yes, but that's further down the road. ;)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Skhilled on June 26, 2011, 08:52:19 AM
A few of the stamen are a tad fuzzy but my mate loves it and wants prints.  :)

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv337/Skhilled/Plants/th_DSC_0142.jpg) (http://s697.photobucket.com/albums/vv337/Skhilled/Plants/?action=view&current=DSC_0142.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: ABERS on June 26, 2011, 02:37:32 PM
A B+W I've been playing with recently

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5305/5872927506_6cdb713f7f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Graham on June 26, 2011, 02:46:28 PM
A B+W I've been playing with recently

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5305/5872927506_6cdb713f7f_z.jpg)

  There's always something to notice in your pics Alan. Like this one and the way she's using the dogs shadow as some sort of doormat!

            Or is it just me that sees these things? ???
                      Graham.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Skhilled on June 27, 2011, 10:00:38 AM
I didn't even notice that until now.  ;D
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: skellum on July 05, 2011, 03:07:09 PM
Spent Sunday night and Monday morning in the Lake District  ( Borrowdale area ) to update a few shots. The first shot ( Buttermere ) below was the hardest having negotiated the Honister pass I had to wait about 2 hours for the wind to calm down and for people to get out of the way. One couple realised what I was doing and told me they would sit to the left out of picture which was very good of them but then he started throwing stones into the water for his dog not realising I was waiting for a calm water shot. Anyway I got the shot about 9.00 pm when everyone had gone then it was back over the Pass to Borrowdale to my tent and a few pints in the local pub.

Dawn was much better at Derwentwater not a soul in sight until about 8.30 am  when a woman turned up in her car took one snap with her compact and drove off .( Pays off to be there early on a Monday morning out of the main holiday season ).
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Just Dave on July 08, 2011, 10:27:57 AM
Wow  Dave what fab conditions you had the lakes are like mirrors, lovely reflections in #1,  Ive never been to Ashness bridge but keep meaning too, nice framing in #3 a little different that the normal centralise pier shots we see,  :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: skellum on July 08, 2011, 10:50:56 AM
Thanks Dave. Both the Buttermere and Derwentwater shots are two shots stitched together.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Just Dave on July 08, 2011, 11:01:56 AM
You did great with the stitching Dave, Not something I think about much but I should, as your results prove
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Oldboy on July 08, 2011, 09:26:46 PM
Cracking series of shots Dave and love the third best.  ;D
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: greypoint on July 09, 2011, 09:13:18 AM
I admire your patience - worth the effort  ;)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: SimonW on July 09, 2011, 12:36:05 PM
Yes, Derwentwater Dawn is a beautiful picture.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: alan1572 on July 09, 2011, 04:53:27 PM
Already in the gallery but I'll sneak it in here as well.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/gunniglealan/golf/suncarrrier.jpg)

Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Markulous on July 10, 2011, 11:22:16 AM
From the Buxton Military Tattoo last night - always a sellout months before.
And what a location!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v119/Markulous/Buxton%20Military%20Tatoo/_MG_8981.jpg)


And an opportunity to do one of the techniques I enjoy most: slow shutter
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v119/Markulous/Buxton%20Military%20Tatoo/_MG_8912.jpg)

Canon 7D, 15-85mm IS
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Graham on July 10, 2011, 12:39:30 PM
   Love the drumer shot. Shutter speed just right.
   Been to Buxton loads of times, I never knew the inside of that building was like that!
                   Graham. :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Oldboy on July 10, 2011, 08:26:32 PM
A couple of cracking shots Markulous.  ;D
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Markulous on July 11, 2011, 08:33:50 AM
Cheers, guys!  :tup:

   Love the drumer shot. Shutter speed just right.
   Been to Buxton loads of times, I never knew the inside of that building was like that!
                   Graham. :tup:

Yeah, a lovely building, Graham. Former stables and now owned by the University of Derby
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: ABERS on July 11, 2011, 09:23:52 AM
Love the drummer shot, super! :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Beaux Reflets on July 11, 2011, 10:15:32 AM
The slower shutter speed worked well, nice capture of movement.  :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: irv_b on July 11, 2011, 07:49:35 PM
Congrats on a couple of great shots Markulous especially love the drumming one :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Cathus on July 12, 2011, 02:11:25 AM
Cracking drummer shot, can't believe how sharp the people are with all that movement in the hands
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Markulous on July 12, 2011, 08:08:07 AM
Thanks, guys! Always fun shots to do - it's surprising how "still" even moving subjects can be:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v119/Markulous/Buxton%20Military%20Tatoo/_MG_8872.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: alan1572 on July 12, 2011, 10:07:40 PM
taken at Warwick Castle

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/gunniglealan/birds/owltotrainer.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: ABERS on December 29, 2011, 11:33:38 AM
Final picture of the year.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7001/6593469387_e0e1f6ed7b_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: andydo on January 02, 2012, 07:47:14 AM
took this while messing with my new camera
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: skellum on January 08, 2012, 05:23:48 PM
Seeing Geoffs pictures of this plane yesterday reminded me I wanted to see it so I checked the flight arrivals and set off to the Airport Pub ( Manchester Airport ) which has a viewing garden at the end of the runway.

While the plane was impressive it looked a bit boring compared to a 747 Jumbo jet.

Geoff you can attach your pictures here straight from you computer to see them larger. Copy the sizes I have uploaded then when you see them here click on the picture to fill the screen.

By the way when you reply to this post you will see ( Attachments and other options ) below the text you are typing. This is were you upload your pics straight from your computer.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Geoff I on January 08, 2012, 06:06:06 PM
This Vehicle escorted the A380 back to its docking point.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Graham on February 05, 2012, 08:33:15 AM
  A couple from the Kaiser Chiefs last Thursday.

  (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6821584229_2ec123d8ab_o.jpg)


  (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6821584111_86b2ec308d_o.jpg)

                  Graham.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: eysha on May 16, 2012, 04:25:19 PM
My first Hoverfly shot.
Taken on my Panny FZ38.
Not as crisp as i would like but that's cos i got tons to learn yet, lol.
Comments welcome for future improvment ideas.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Oldboy on May 16, 2012, 06:34:58 PM
Can't see real detail but it looks OK.  :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: eysha on May 16, 2012, 07:00:40 PM
That's cos i am rubbish at photography Oldboy.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: skellum on May 17, 2012, 01:02:57 AM
Took myself of to Lytham Jetty . I had this idea of creating an album cover ( Delamanda's idea for the comp a week or so ago ) Anyway it was a Manfred Manns Earth Band Album cover I was thinking of ( 70's stuff ) which had a figure running down a runway to take off.

I spend to much time in the shop now and needed to get out and do something ' Creative ' so this is it. I set up the camera on my tripod and used my remote to take the shot when I thought I was roughly in the right area.

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Post by: Reinardina on May 17, 2012, 07:27:57 AM
That's a cracker of a shot! More a book cover than a CD cover though.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Oldboy on May 17, 2012, 09:18:59 AM
Took myself of to Lytham Jetty . I had this idea of creating an album cover ( Delamanda's idea for the comp a week or so ago ) Anyway it was a Manfred Manns Earth Band Album cover I was thinking of ( 70's stuff ) which had a figure running down a runway to take off.


You're not running!  :P

Cracking shot and composition.  :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Markulous on May 17, 2012, 09:23:22 AM
Took myself of to Lytham Jetty . I had this idea of creating an album cover ( Delamanda's idea for the comp a week or so ago ) Anyway it was a Manfred Manns Earth Band Album cover I was thinking of ( 70's stuff ) which had a figure running down a runway to take off.

Were you Blinded by the Light?  :2funny:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Markulous on May 17, 2012, 09:29:17 AM
Thought we'd have a go at powerboats on Sunday - well, it got us out of the house! Only 6 boats took part but we had a pretty good time - think we'll be back! :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v119/Markulous/Power%20Boats/_MG_0540.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v119/Markulous/Power%20Boats/_MG_0399.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Beaux Reflets on May 17, 2012, 09:56:57 AM
Super shots Dave and Markulous  :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Reinardina on May 17, 2012, 10:33:43 AM
Markulous, I especially love the first one!
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: skellum on May 17, 2012, 03:30:43 PM
Took myself of to Lytham Jetty . I had this idea of creating an album cover ( Delamanda's idea for the comp a week or so ago ) Anyway it was a Manfred Manns Earth Band Album cover I was thinking of ( 70's stuff ) which had a figure running down a runway to take off.

Were you Blinded by the Light?  :2funny:

 ;D :2funny:  I have forgotten the album title now, but it had ' Davey's on the road again ' on it
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: skellum on May 17, 2012, 03:37:04 PM
Took myself of to Lytham Jetty . I had this idea of creating an album cover ( Delamanda's idea for the comp a week or so ago ) Anyway it was a Manfred Manns Earth Band Album cover I was thinking of ( 70's stuff ) which had a figure running down a runway to take off.

Were you Blinded by the Light?  :2funny:

 ;D :2funny:  I have forgotten the album title now, but it had ' Davey's on the road again ' on it.   Just did a google search the album was called ' Watch '
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Markulous on May 17, 2012, 03:43:41 PM
Yup! Watch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watch_(Manfred_Mann's_Earth_Band_album) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watch_(Manfred_Mann's_Earth_Band_album))

The Roaring Silence was the first album for which I actually splashed the cash - had recorded loads onto tape before!  ;)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: eysha on May 18, 2012, 12:57:47 PM
I like this shot and intend to paint it when i get time,lol.
Used my Panny fz38 on macro.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Reinardina on May 18, 2012, 04:57:55 PM
An Oldie, but still a favourite. In memory of Sjaantje, a recently deceased Friesian,  owned by a friend.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_P1150073_Friesian_2_cr.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=10178)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: mw6gcn on April 16, 2014, 02:48:38 PM
I think as a result of members on the forum giving good advice I have managed to get a good image over the weekend one that
I am very pleased with.
As a result I am always open to comments good or bad,  as some members know I find it hard at times to get to were I need to be
to get a shot, if I can not get my wheel chair to the right spot or if I can not set up my tripod as in the shot below having only one
hand does not help (more so on long exposures),    this shot below I took balanced on a rock in the middle of a river.
Thanks again
Geoff       
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Jediboy on April 16, 2014, 07:31:42 PM
'Balanced on a rock in the middle of a river' - that's dedication for you!!

I really like this photo Geoff, and it's clear you have listened to the advice and got the result you deserved.
For me, the composition works and the photo has a nice balanced feel to it.
And I think you've done really well with the exposure on what can be a difficult one to get right. I can't help but feel that a tripod may have helped here, getting a sharper image, but I appreciate the difficulties you have. 
The effect on the water is great (I think this is what you were after?!?)
Now I'm going to be really picky, ridiculously so. The green sight in the top right corner - it's a little (very little) bit distracting, but I did go looking for something.

You should be really pleases with this Geoff.

These are just my thoughts. I'm sure others will have a different view point, but that's the beauty of photography.

Good work.  :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: mw6gcn on April 16, 2014, 08:04:06 PM
Thanks Chris,  I can see exactly what you are saying, I think I spent that much  time cloneing out
a group of people  and red fire boxes from that part of the  image so I think I just got  carried away a little.
I would have used a tripod however I would not  have been able to get it set were I was,     I had a  friend with
me whom was holding what is left  of my left arm, also not  being steady  on my legs I  was winging  it a little 
I took notes with  me that I got of you guys a great help when you have a mind like mine,  they were a great help.

Thanks again Chris and  all  :)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Reinardina on July 14, 2014, 06:52:46 PM
I've never photographed a tennis match before, as I do not see many games. But, when I was in Holland, my friends' three very talented kids had to play and I happily tagged along.
This is nine year old Lieke who made quite an impression. And won.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Lieke_met_bal_cr_res.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16179&fullsize=1)

An attempt to get an old thread going again.

Who follows?
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: jinky on July 15, 2014, 08:19:12 AM
I`ll try and get around to one R. I`ve decided to try and do more comments on images posted too and aiming to look / comment on at least 5 images when I get time. Today - done 6 now!
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Jediboy on July 15, 2014, 12:14:34 PM
I think that this is my first post in this thread.
Anyway, I took this a few weeks ago.

A beautiful evening.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11327/normal_Beautiful_evening_edited-1%7E0.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16182&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Reinardina on July 15, 2014, 12:26:35 PM
Very impressive Jediboy. Great colours.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Jediboy on July 15, 2014, 01:09:11 PM
Thanks R. Appreciate that.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: kerbside on July 17, 2014, 12:09:57 PM
Thought that I would post these 2 pictures taken earlier this year in Balluta Bay Harbour - Malta.
I like them due to the light and colours and there is some HDR malarkey going on with these as well.
Open to comments.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11290/normal_14145084343_b04221cd18_o.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16194&fullsize=1)

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11290/normal_13945453450_084a52b78b_o.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16193&fullsize=1)

Chris, must say I love your "a beautiful evening" shot, great colours and the composition has a good lead in line that draws you into the pic.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Beaux Reflets on July 17, 2014, 01:31:49 PM
I think that this is my first post in this thread.
Anyway, I took this a few weeks ago.

A beautiful evening.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11327/normal_Beautiful_evening_edited-1%7E0.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16182&fullsize=1)

I really like the depth within the shot, and the rays of light work well in leading the eye to explore the patterns of light upon the background. However (in my humble opinion), the darkness of tones in the foreground do not hold sufficient detail to retain visual interest, and perhaps carefully lifting that aspect may improve the overall balance of the composition.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Beaux Reflets on July 17, 2014, 01:59:25 PM
Thought that I would post these 2 pictures taken earlier this year in Balluta Bay Harbour - Malta.
I like them due to the light and colours and there is some HDR malarkey going on with these as well.
Open to comments.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11290/normal_14145084343_b04221cd18_o.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16194&fullsize=1)

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11290/normal_13945453450_084a52b78b_o.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16193&fullsize=1)

Chris, must say I love your "a beautiful evening" shot, great colours and the composition has a good lead in line that draws you into the pic.

I quiet like the general colour balance in both shots Jeff (although viewed together the second shot gives a washed out feeling), however the buildings alignment, lens distortion? throws my eyes off a bit.

Is the Chromatic Aberration or the effect of it purposeful?
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: kerbside on July 17, 2014, 02:10:43 PM
Andy,

I did not think that there was much in either picture especially around the buildings where you would most likely find it.

Lens was a 10mm I think so maybe a bit of distortion but hey, I quite like them, know what you mean about the second shot though.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Beaux Reflets on July 17, 2014, 02:47:09 PM
Andy,

I did not think that there was much in either picture especially around the buildings where you would most likely find it.

Lens was a 10mm I think so maybe a bit of distortion but hey, I quite like them, know what you mean about the second shot though.

Perhaps it is just an inherant effect Jeff. But when viewed larger on screen, I can see very distinct Red halo lining in both shots (feinter in the second shot) that I associate with Aberration.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: kerbside on July 17, 2014, 03:36:43 PM
Just enlarged the picture by 300% on my 28" screen and I CAN see some red halo around some of the buildings and yes you are correct but in normal viewing I can see nothing.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Jediboy on July 18, 2014, 10:12:52 AM
Jeff, Andy, Thanks for your comments.
I can see what you're saying Andy, I'll try and have another 'play' with it soon and see how it looks.
Nice photos too Jeff. Love the blue water against the blue sky. Never been to Malta but it looks beautiful.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Jediboy on July 18, 2014, 10:36:46 AM
This is just down the road from where I live, and as such I've taken w=quite a few photos of it - daytime, nightime, in the snow.............
This is a HDR (5 photos if I recall correctly) processed in Photomatix.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11327/normal_Mill_Jan_HDR_BandW%7E1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16202&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Beaux Reflets on July 18, 2014, 10:51:33 AM
Jeff, Andy, Thanks for your comments.
I can see what you're saying Andy, I'll try and have another 'play' with it soon and see how it looks.
Nice photos too Jeff. Love the blue water against the blue sky. Never been to Malta but it looks beautiful.

Don't over do it Chris. If it were mine I would just isolate the grass foreground, lift the Exposure level a wee tad and adjust the Saturation to rebalance (on a seperate layer) making the most of the sun rays passing through as a starting point.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Beaux Reflets on July 18, 2014, 10:54:45 AM
This is just down the road from where I live, and as such I've taken w=quite a few photos of it - daytime, nightime, in the snow.............
This is a HDR (5 photos if I recall correctly) processed in Photomatix.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11327/normal_Mill_Jan_HDR_BandW%7E1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16202&fullsize=1)

That is very nice Chris. It has the feeling of an Etched Print to it. Nice one.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Jediboy on July 18, 2014, 11:11:46 AM
This is just down the road from where I live, and as such I've taken w=quite a few photos of it - daytime, nightime, in the snow.............
This is a HDR (5 photos if I recall correctly) processed in Photomatix.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11327/normal_Mill_Jan_HDR_BandW%7E1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16202&fullsize=1)

That is very nice Chris. It has the feeling of an Etched Print to it. Nice one.

Cheers Andy. :)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Jediboy on July 18, 2014, 11:15:39 AM
Jeff, Andy, Thanks for your comments.
I can see what you're saying Andy, I'll try and have another 'play' with it soon and see how it looks.
Nice photos too Jeff. Love the blue water against the blue sky. Never been to Malta but it looks beautiful.

Don't over do it Chris. If it were mine I would just isolate the grass foreground, lift the Exposure level a wee tad and adjust the Saturation to rebalance (on a seperate layer) making the most of the sun rays passing through as a starting point.

Thanks for the tips Andy. Photoshop isn't my forte but I'll give it a go.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Jediboy on July 18, 2014, 11:24:44 AM
I found this one that I had processed slightly differently.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11327/normal_Evening_sun_1_edited-1%7E0.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16203&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: hssutton on July 18, 2014, 12:06:04 PM
This is just down the road from where I live, and as such I've taken w=quite a few photos of it - daytime, nightime, in the snow.............
This is a HDR (5 photos if I recall correctly) processed in Photomatix.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11327/normal_Mill_Jan_HDR_BandW%7E1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16202&fullsize=1)

That is very nice Chris. It has the feeling of an Etched Print to it. Nice one.

Fabulous shot Chris, you should be proud of this one. Not sure if it's me, but there appears to be a slight problem in the cloud formation top left, where the cloud appears to be in a straight line, very easily corrected, if indeed it is a problem caused by Photomatix.

Harry

Cheers Andy. :)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Jediboy on July 18, 2014, 12:40:21 PM
This is just down the road from where I live, and as such I've taken w=quite a few photos of it - daytime, nightime, in the snow.............
This is a HDR (5 photos if I recall correctly) processed in Photomatix.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11327/normal_Mill_Jan_HDR_BandW%7E1.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16202&fullsize=1)

You're quite right.
I used a free download of photomatix so I get the 'Photomatix' watermark everywhere. I have to clone stamp it out, but clearly didn't do a very good job there. I should buy the full version to avoid this.
That is very nice Chris. It has the feeling of an Etched Print to it. Nice one.

Fabulous shot Chris, you should be proud of this one. Not sure if it's me, but there appears to be a slight problem in the cloud formation top left, where the cloud appears to be in a straight line, very easily corrected, if indeed it is a problem caused by Photomatix.

Harry

Cheers Andy. :)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Beaux Reflets on July 18, 2014, 01:04:05 PM
I found this one that I had processed slightly differently.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11327/normal_Evening_sun_1_edited-1%7E0.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16203&fullsize=1)

I like the foreground in this shot and the sun burst  :tup: although the depth of view is better in the other shot, and in this one the lit top right corner grabs to distract from the overall composition.

To my mind and experience, sunrise and sunset photographs often require Graduated Processing to afford the impression of 'capturing what the human eye really sees and registers.' 
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Hinfrance on July 20, 2014, 02:08:05 PM
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_Mango_Baycc-0196.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16212&fullsize=1)

Manual exposure with the camera propped up on something. I can't remember what, I'm afraid I was rather drunk at the time . .
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Reinardina on July 20, 2014, 02:19:36 PM
Very impressive for a drunk!
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Reinardina on September 01, 2015, 10:28:08 AM
Can I revive this thread?

Not sure if this is my best shot, but I think I captured the rapture of young love here!

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Fair_ride_mono_res.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=17860&fullsize=1)

Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: northenderdave on June 22, 2016, 12:10:45 AM
Monday is generally my day off  ( from the shop / studio )  which means weather permitting I get myself of to the Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales. The good thing about having a Monday as my Sunday is that these places are not as populated by the weekend day trippers. Here are a few images from this Monday's trip to The Dales. The first two shots are of Aysgarth Falls, made more famous by the Hollwood film " Prince of Thieves ". The next two images are at Cray. Another area used as a backdrop for the Hollywood version of " Wuthering Heights " in 1992.
Well that's my Passion for Landscapes sorted for this week. Now back to editing last weeks Wedding, Some Product Photography, Passport Photos and another Wedding on Saturday. Roll on Retirement whenever it may happen !
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: DigiDiva on June 22, 2016, 05:50:52 AM
I the composition of the last one best.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Reinardina on June 22, 2016, 12:57:45 PM
Great area for landscape photography.

I visited a World War I fort on Sunday, and Dutch wedding photographers, in their quest for the new and unusual, are flocking there to get a different shot. I took a photograph of one of the favourite backgrounds, and if it 'works out,' I'll upload it here.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Reinardina on June 22, 2016, 04:26:43 PM
This is one of the locations where couples are 'shot' on their wedding day, these days.

Modern additions are Photoshopped out.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Flight_L_meer_1430_fort_bij_Edam_res_sh.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=19184&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: DigiDiva on June 24, 2016, 05:30:44 AM
Interesting place for peoples wedding photos. Different and unusual.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: ABERS on July 09, 2016, 01:08:24 PM
Impressive B+W graffiti with full range of tones just on a brick wall.
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10216/normal_Ladies_of_La_Rochelle.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=19263&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: northenderdave on July 11, 2016, 12:29:59 AM
Decided to make a video of a few Landscape shots with help from my best mate  Mark with the music. This is more of a try out than anything else so here it is ( Opinions as always appreciated )   
feature=youtu.be   And to be fair to Mark  here is a video I recorded of his band " Shallow Waters " at a festival in the Midlands last Sunday ( Mark is the lead guitarist on the right of the screen 

Both videos are best viewed clicking on the youtube  link on the videos once you have pressed the play button. :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: ABERS on July 11, 2016, 08:49:04 AM
Now I know and remember who northerndave is , 1 from the images and 2 from the word Skellum in the second video. Hello again Dave! Glad to see you're still going along well in the profession.

The top video brings together some beautiful images and the music moves them along nicely. The match between the picture content and the mood of the music is unusual, in as much landscapes are usually  accompanied  by a more flowing theme, whereas this combination is the opposite, and it works.

There are a number of occasions where a gradual transition between images could work rather than a snap change. This can result in a 'third image' appearing during the transition. It's  a question of taste and I just mention as a suggestion.

That's  my two pence worth.

 :tup:
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: Reinardina on July 11, 2016, 09:30:02 AM
Love the landscape video, photographs as well as the music.

Too early in the morning, to appreciate the music video.

I too remember Skellum.
Title: Re: Post your best shots here
Post by: northenderdave on July 11, 2016, 09:41:22 PM
Thanks Abers & Reinardina.   :tup:  Yes I have the fade in /out  transition which would of looked much better but unfortunately not enough music to fit it all in.  The name Skellum came from when we emigrated to South Africa in the 60's, its what the local ( Afrikaans ) Police used to call us young English Immigrants. In Afrikaans it means ' Rouge or Scoundrel '. It also pops up in a Robbie Burns Poem.
I used it over here as my Agency Name when I was a Sports / Football League Photographer to try and catch the attention of picture editors when they were fishing through their e.mails. :)