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  1. GarethB

    East Anglia Landscape buddies in Norwich area? 1st meet 26th September.

    Count me in too.(y) I'm flexible on dates and times, but Thursday is fine with me.
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    Your Tripod Mount Preference

    When I first bought my Manfrotto head years ago, I didn't know that the QR plate was directional (at a glance, it looked symmetrical)... didn't think to look underneath at those little arrows! I was often infuriated when sometimes it would lock securely, and sometimes it would be all wobbly...
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    Weekly Scots_quine's 52 Challenge for 2019 - week 38 added

    Terrific work Joan! I agree with Allan...the background couldn't be more perfect...very nice graduated colours and textures. Super job!:clap:
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    Weekly DAVES 52 CHALLENGE 2019 WEEK 38 FLOWER & TECHNIQUE

    Three fantastic images Dave!:clap: I too like the second one...the background works very well indeed, and there's some fantastic details. I really like the third image too, such great detail in the petals.
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    Allan.H 52 for 2019 WEEK 38 FLOWER

    Stunning image Allan, immensely impressive! That background is perfect. Flawless!:clap:
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    Weekly GarethB's 52 challenge for 2019 - Week 38 - FLOWER - RULE OF THIRDS

    Thank you kindly Mark, most appreciated!(y) Many thanks Jim for the positive comment!(y) Thanks Dave , really appreciate the comment!(y) Glad you noticed the graduated background....it's a bit subtle isn't it?:giggle: Thank you very much Allan, for commenting, always appreciated!(y)
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    London London Meet November 25th

    Thanks for considering me Rich, most appreciated!(y) I think I should be ok for the 25th, so I can be pencilled in....fingers crossed.
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    Your Tripod Mount Preference

    RC2 here. I'm not that familiar with the Arca system, but from what I can see, the Arca system seems more secure, whereas the RC2 system seems quicker. The older style head I have has a tension adjustment and a small locking lever so that the camera cannot accidentally become unlatched....the...
  9. GarethB

    London London Meet November 25th

    Thanks @PatrickO and @vtecsilver :) :LOL: Ahh, the wonderful healing properties of cake and coffee! Yikes! :eek: You didn't walk home by mistake did you?:p
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    Notice TP 52'ers challenge for 2019 Post your images here ( no comments) Weeks 37 & 38 & 39 See spoilers in the themes list.

    >> Week 38 - Flower - Rule of Thirds Technique - Link << TP-52-2019 - wk-38 - Flower - Rule of Thirds by Gareth Bellamy, on Flickr
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    Weekly GarethB's 52 challenge for 2019 - Week 38 - FLOWER - RULE OF THIRDS

    Week 38 - Flower - Rule of Thirds Technique (Click here to go back to the contents page) Bit of a quick one from me this week, and another tech image too. These are the flowers of the Common Ivy (Hedera helix), and it's all over my back fence! It seems to flower quite late in the year and is...
  12. GarethB

    East Anglia Last Call Cambridge Meet Wed 18th Sept (confirmed)

    Many thanks mate!(y) Great set of images there! (The link works fine) Your mono treatment looks fine to me, and I like the angles you picked out too, some very nice lines to lead the eye. Nice use of selective colour too...I see you picked out the 'golden arches'....and the cats eyes works very...
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    London London Meet November 25th

    That's a kind offer Patrick...might just take you up on it! I'll keep you posted when I have me op. Blimey, I must sound like a proper old whinge-bag!:LOL:
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    Weekly GarethB's 52 challenge for 2019 - Week 38 - FLOWER - RULE OF THIRDS

    Thanks Rick, most appreciated!(y)
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    Weekly Rick448 52'ers challenge thread. Flower added.

    Great shot Rick! Super textures and colours! I'm assuming that an 'implosion' of slurry is better than an 'explosion'?:LOL:
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    Weekly GarethB's 52 challenge for 2019 - Week 38 - FLOWER - RULE OF THIRDS

    Thank you very much Joan, I really appreciate it!(y)
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    Weekly GarethB's 52 challenge for 2019 - Week 38 - FLOWER - RULE OF THIRDS

    Thank you Jim for the positive comments.(y) I would have liked to shoot a wider image of the gasometer structure, but I would have been unable to avoid the surrounding area....and that is not pretty to say the least!!:giggle: Thank you most kindly Dave, #2 is my favourite too. I spent quite a...
  18. GarethB

    London London Meet November 25th

    That's very kind of your daughter to offer - I've been reading quite a bit on the internet, and all the stuff they sent me, so I think I'm ok for reading material! I think I just find it a bit scary...never liked messing about with my eyes, so it sends shivers down my spine when I think they'll...
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    Weekly Lindsay56's 2019 TP-52 Wk38 "Flower" added

    Wonderfully mellow, colourful image with some really nice detail in the petals. Some very pleasing bokeh shapes in the background highlights too. Nicely done Lindsay.(y)
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    Weekly Scots_quine's 52 Challenge for 2019 - week 38 added

    That's jolly clever Joan, I like it!! The simple composition works well. Nicely done!(y)
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    Weekly FlyPhot's 52 for 2019 Thread - Week 37 'Old' Added

    Another vote for #1 here too Jim!(y) Great set of old things and well composed too...looks great in mono, really brings out the textures - especially the spade on the left...lovely stuff! I like #2 too, it's a different take on it, and that's no bad thing.
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    Weekly Seaodyssey's 52 for 2019 Wk38 Flower and rule of thirds

    A lovely old tree indeed! Fantastic light there too, and I love the varied green hues. Splendid!(y)
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    London London Meet November 25th

    Thanks Rich...and thanks to your daughter too! In all the stuff they sent me, it does indeed say that I'll need an eye patch for 24 hours, and then a few weeks of eye drops, so not sure if I'll be able to drive, but I should be able to function normally very soon after the operation. If I can...
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    Weekly mdpF2's 52 2019

    Smashing work Mark!(y) Old: I do enjoy a nice old tractor...being as I live in Norfolk!:giggle: Both are great, and as others have said, I think the second is the stronger image, with a very nice perspective and interesting shapes - looks terrific in mono too! Flower: Super image! I'm ashamed...
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    East Anglia Last Call Cambridge Meet Wed 18th Sept (confirmed)

    :agree: The first IR image is outstanding indeed...very impressive! Not sure what's going on in the second image though....that chap on the left looks very shifty indeed!!:D Great work Mike...nice catch with the heron too!(y)
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    London London Meet November 25th

    :LOL::LOL::LOL: What a tremendously knowledgeable guide you are Rich....you really do think of everything!:D
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    East Anglia Last Call Cambridge Meet Wed 18th Sept (confirmed)

    Thank you Patrick.(y) I was quite pleased with that one too, though I did initially clone out the cyclists...which sort of ruined it!
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    London London Meet November 25th

    I'd really like to come along to this...although I have my cataract surgery on 31st Oct. (it's been pushed once, so I'm keen to get it over with asap), so I don't know if I'll be able to. Recovery time is supposed to be quite quick, so I'll keep watching this thread to see how it pans out...
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    East Anglia Last Call Cambridge Meet Wed 18th Sept (confirmed)

    Great photos @PatrickO, @Petrochemist and @tijuana taxi! My attempted pano-stitch of the cinema didn't work....after many tries, it just kept coming out way too wonky (plus I chopped a bit of the top off too :facepalm:)....I must get a wide lens!! As threatened, here are some of my humble...
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    East Anglia Last Call Cambridge Meet Wed 18th Sept (confirmed)

    It was a great day indeed, weather was very decent, and it was great to meet you all and talk photography! Thanks to Rich for being a great guide too. Already some terrific images, I shall get some of mine up here very soon too.
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