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  1. nigpd

    100,000 views on Flickr

    Well here's a personal landmark. Just passed 100,000 views of my photos on Flickr....... It's only taken 10 years :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
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    Luskentyre Beach, Harris & Lewis

    Spent a week on Harris & Lewis on a photography workshop with Mark Banks (recommended btw) and this is one shot I came away with. Howling wind from behind making spray rise from the breakers. One of those 'great to be alive' times Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr
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    Nik collection and DxO

    Interesting article regarding what DxO is doing with the Nik Collection. I've had Nik for a few years and use it now and again, but don't know if the £59 is worth the upgrade to the DxO supported version. Thoughts...
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    Reflections of the Snowdon Horseshoe

    Couldn't have wished for a quieter day weather-wise. Thanks to @Nick Livesey for the location. Snowdon%20Horseshoe%20from%20Llynnau%20Mymbyr%20by%20Nigel%20Pitts-Drake,%20on%20Flickr']Snowdon Horseshoe from Llynnau Mymbyr[/URL] by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr...
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    Chrome Hill to Packhouse Hill, Peak District

    Early morning flight on Chrome Hill Sunrise%20from%20Chrome%20Hill%20looking%20towards%20Packhouse%20Hill%20by%20Nigel%20Pitts-Drake,%20on%20Flickr'] Sunrise%20from%20Chrome%20Hill%20looking%20towards%20Packhouse%20Hill%20by%20Nigel%20Pitts-Drake,%20on%20Flickr']Sunrise from Chrome Hill looking...
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    Farewell Tornado

    A couple from DECA Sealand during the farewell Tornado tour around Britain Tornado flypast at DECA Sealand by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr Tornado%20flypast%20at%20DECA%20Sealand%20by%20Nigel%20Pitts-Drake,%20on%20Flickr']Tornado flypast at DECA Sealand[/URL] by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr
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    Curbar Edge

    Got up early yesterday. Well worth it as I caught the nice golden light as it hit Curbar Edge Curbar%20Edge%20by%20Nigel%20Pitts-Drake,%20on%20Flickr'] Curbar%20Edge%20by%20Nigel%20Pitts-Drake,%20on%20Flickr']Curbar Edge[/url] by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr[/URL]
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    Curbar Edge

    Got up early yesterday. Well worth it as I caught the nice golden light as it hit Curbar Edge Curbar%20Edge%20by%20Nigel%20Pitts-Drake,%20on%20Flickr'] Curbar%20Edge%20by%20Nigel%20Pitts-Drake,%20on%20Flickr']Curbar Edge[/url] by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr[/URL]
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    Airbus A330-743L Beluga XL

    My take on today's inaugural visit of the Beluga XL to Britain Airbus A330-743L Beluga XL by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr Airbus A330-743L Beluga XL by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr Airbus A330-743L Beluga XL by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr
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    God bless the BBC!

    Just in case we were in any doubt Dog by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr
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    Perch Rock Lighthouse

    Spent a wild and windy day on Sunday on the Wirral Hopefully it was worth it Perch Rock Lighthouse by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr
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    Scotland Trip to Harris & Lewis, Outer Hebrides.... travel advice needed please

    According to Google Maps, my journey from Cheshire to Uig, Skye to catch the ferry to Tarbert, will take 9 hours. Have any of you chaps done the same journey and would you have any recommendations for an overnight stop to break up the travelling? I would want to be at Uig for 08:30 and don't...
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    Castell Dinas Bran

    A moody looking Castell Dinas Bran Castell Dinas Bran by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr
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    Curbar Edge

    Went to Curbar Edge yesterday. Was there from before sunrise till after sunset. What a nice day it turned out to be, after a mean and moody start Curbar Edge by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr Curbar Edge by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr
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    Thinking of going to the Faroes. Anyone have experience of Northern Workshops?

    I'm considering going on a photo workshop to the Faroe Islands with Northern Workshops Has anyone got any experience of this company, please? TIA
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    Approached by You Pic.com

    I've been approached on Instagram by a person from YouPic.com. They were very flattering about my work and said they wanted to "feature" me. I'm naturally sceptical and am too old school to need my ego massaging. The next steps to being featured are "Wow, awesome! So the next step is to...
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    Liverpool Cathedral sunrise

    Worth the early get up Taken at 200mm with the 70-200 Liverpool Cathedral by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr
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    A runner-up in this week's Sunday Times Big Picture competition

    Blimey, I'm almost famous :D. This is a runner up in this week's Sunday Times Big Shot Competition. Close, but no cigar :( Sunrise at Stoksness, South East Iceland by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr']Sunrise at Stoksness, South East Iceland[/URL] by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr
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    Hvítserkur, Iceland

    Just come back from a solo photo tour of Iceland. What an experience! This is the dragon drinking from the sea Hvítserkur by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr'] Hvítserkur by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr']Hvítserkur[/url] by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr[/URL]
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    Steve Arnold's Mastering Masking course

    Has anyone enrolled in/purchased the Steve Arnold course on Mastering Masking in Photoshop? If so, how are you finding it?
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    East Anglia Looking for Spalding area photographic delights

    Hi All I'm going to be working in Spalding for a few months. Do any of you chaps having any recommendations as to where to go for some landscapre photography delights? TIA
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    Puffin Island sunrise

    Very early morning wake up was rewarded by a fab sunrise on Anglesey Puffin Island sunrise by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr'] Puffin Island sunrise by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr']Puffin Island sunrise[/url] by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr[/URL]
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    Perch Rock Lighthouse sunrise

    Early get up for this shot Perch Rock Lighthouse by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr'] Perch Rock Lighthouse by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr']Perch Rock Lighthouse[/url] by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr[/URL]
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    Southport Airshow Wingwalker

    The wave was just for me :D AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr']AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr[/URL]
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    Wild Arena Macro and Close-up event

    There's a Wild Arena event at Calumet Manchester next week for Intro to Macro and Close-Ups. It's only £30 and is for up to 12 people. Has anyone been to one of these recently? Threads from a few years back say they were ok, but I wondered if that was still the case?? TIA
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    Anyone been to a Wild Arena macro and close-up event recently?

    As title, really There's a Wild Arena event at Calumet Manchester next week for Intro to Macro and Close-Ups. It's only £30 and is for up to 12 people. Has anyone been to one of these recently? Threads from a few years back say they were ok, but I wondered if that was still the case?? TIA
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    Southport Airshow BBMF Spitfire

    Can't complain about the weather but I can complain about the weight of a 1Dx plus 400mm f2.8 + 1.4x converter! It's a bloomin weight to pan handheld from 1pm to 4.30pm Spitfire Mk Vb (AB910) by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr
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    Ribblehead Viaduct

    First time with a glass sphere. Ribblehead Viaduct through a glass ball by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr
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    Lovell Telescope

    Up with the lark and the Inspire Pro this morning Lovell Telescope, Jodrell Bank Observatory by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr
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    Humboldt Penguin at Chester Zoo

    These chaps are bloomin' quick at swimming! Humboldt Penguin by Nigel Pitts-Drake, on Flickr
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