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Re: Chat Thread - Sky Included
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2014, 10:05:24 AM »
Not sure I`ll get a free day for an entry again - hectic here. Nice thinking Abers - was looking at a similar idea when I passed some flats in Bedworth the other day. Wasn`t sure it would fit the brief though Andrew as you very specifically state needs to include the sky at least a third. If Abers hadn`t beaten me to it I`d have still entered and let the voters decide though as ever as I like to live on the edge. Thanks for the well wished the other day when I was overcome with moaning. Things are  not getting any better / clearer here - worse in fact but we are coping a little better. Of course as ever things happen when you have no ti me and I had 3 wedding booking enquiries come in in 2 days just when Id decided I`d probably stop in March 2015. They are for this year so will do them if they come off - one confirmed and 2 meets to come when I can fit them in.

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Re: Chat Thread - Sky Included
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2014, 01:00:20 PM »
Not sure I`ll get a free day for an entry again - hectic here. Nice thinking Abers - was looking at a similar idea when I passed some flats in Bedworth the other day. Wasn`t sure it would fit the brief though Andrew as you very specifically state needs to include the sky at least a third. If Abers hadn`t beaten me to it I`d have still entered and let the voters decide though as ever as I like to live on the edge. Thanks for the well wished the other day when I was overcome with moaning. Things are  not getting any better / clearer here - worse in fact but we are coping a little better. Of course as ever things happen when you have no ti me and I had 3 wedding booking enquiries come in in 2 days just when Id decided I`d probably stop in March 2015. They are for this year so will do them if they come off - one confirmed and 2 meets to come when I can fit them in.

But if you look at Alans picture - i think I would be splitting hairs to say that doesn't include a third. I was trying to ensure some one doesn't just have a little bit of sky showing in the corner or a reflection in a car door mirror. 1 Sky dish probably wouldn't count - unless it took up noticeable space in the image.

As for my entrty - well I should be getting mine tomorrow or Sunday - all depends when the little girl called Sky is available  :tup:
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2014, 01:06:57 PM »
Yes as I said if I`d got the shot or been abers with it I`d enter it and leave it to voters. I love it when people go off piste with reading of the theme and think it adds to the variety of images.

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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2014, 09:14:02 PM »
Was out earlier and didn't really get anything great, so back to the drawing board. :(
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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2014, 09:58:44 AM »
Here is one from last night. Predictable, but a possible entry if I don't get the chance to do anything else.

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Re: Chat Thread - Sky Included
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2014, 01:43:19 PM »
Took a load Friday but on viewing, not impressed, one poss: that will be my entry if nothing else appears.
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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2014, 04:40:58 PM »
My entry is the total opposite of DD's.
Monochrome, threatening and wild!

It has been called 'A Battle of Britain' sky, but with a civilian aircraft.

I'm in with my 'Flight into the Light.'




Looks like there is a Lion Cubs head in the bottom left of the bright area Reinardind, i'm not on drugs but i can see it.
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2014, 06:40:59 PM »
HAHA I see it too
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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2014, 10:27:38 PM »
Have changed my entry to the full frame one, I decided the letterbox crop just didn't work. This is the full frame one:

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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2014, 06:35:48 PM »
Just could not make my mind up on an entry this week but ended up with this.

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« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2014, 08:54:19 PM »
Hope theres gonna be a few more entries.
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Re: Chat Thread - Sky Included
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2014, 09:18:48 AM »
Here's mine, imaginatively entitled 'Skylights' on account of it being a picture of skylights in one of the local shopping malls.



Thought process - wandered about looking for something that fitted the theme without it being an exterior shot. Spotted this and decided it could work. Went with an angled shot rather than straight as it looked more interesting to me with the extra cross beams and the difference between the two skylights. Taken with my Panasonic LX5 on programme, 1/640 at f4 ISO 80. Editing was LR default adjustments, then opened in PS. First a minor straighten and crop, followed by a curves adjustment to darken the blacks and lighten the highlights. Next a brightness and contrast tweak to taste. Stamp layers below and then Topaz Black and White FX2 to get the toning and vignette. Finally a small amount of global sharpening. That took longer to type than it did to do . .
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« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2014, 02:25:31 PM »
Well I did try to work up an idea but skies conspired agai nst me. The theory of the shot was to do a picture called "Blue Sky Thinking". The aim was to do a nice clear blue sky with clouds forming the model of Rodin`s the Thinker. Only trouble - almost perfect blue skies without a cloud for my starting image. Tried to use a shot with faint lengths of cloud but just not enough to make it work so I`m out this week.

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Re: Chat Thread - Sky Included
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2014, 02:34:53 PM »
Well, I finally got to post an entry - not what I'd envisaged - but then a lack of blue in the sky didn't help. Some times, a sky can be just a tad too bright for an idea. Thankfully, the Daffs are out, and Constable Country can usually be relied upon for a pic if  you're prepared to look around a bit.

The over riding thoughts at the moment is that my thighs are complaining about doing a 28 mile bike ride including some fairly hefty hill climbs. I know Suffolk is presumed to be flat, but it has some really nasty little hills about, as Mick will atest - given the 1 in 8 he has in Manningtree and the few beasts he would have to navigate in getting to Ipswich (from a cyclists perspective).

Tomorrow, it appears my thighs could be in for another shock as I'm off to Felistowe - a round trip of another 30 miles approx  :-X
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