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    Jim Tod's 52 for 2020

    I use an app called Imray for tide times also, lets me plan weeks/ months in advance for coastal shots
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    Jim Tod's 52 for 2020

    There is a much better angle but i had a 20 min window to take and post shot or i’d have failed miserably on tp52 in week 2. Idea was fine, execution could have been better, 8 agree
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    Jim Tod's 52 for 2020

    The photographers ephemeris. Lets you work out sunrise, sunset moonrise, shooting positions and a lot more. Indispensible planning tool
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    Jim Tod's 52 for 2020

    Getting the wine glass in place is always tough. Keeping it full is tougher.
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    2020 The TP 52'ers Challenge for 2020 Post your images in here ( no comments please) Week 8 Ability

    Week 2: Pleasure Link 2020 TP52- Week 2- Pleasure by Jim Tod, on Flickr
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    Jim Tod's 52 for 2020

    2020 TP52- Week 2- Pleasure by Jim Tod, on Flickr 2020 TP52- Pleasure
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    Critique St Monans Sunrise

    I noticed the horizon after posting and tweaked it on current wip.
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    Critique St Monans Sunrise

    Hope it works out for you Simon . Agree on the top when winds up and sprays about. Had one hand anchored on ladder at times
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    Critique St Monans Sunrise

    Thanks for the comment. I've just run through a quick edit on lightening itand it foes improve the image. I like the original but it's one that could be improved on. I've no issues with constructive criticism
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    Critique St Monans Sunrise

    Sat with the curves layer open and it made sense. I don;t tend to use curves. Not a lot of space at the white end of the hiistogram. Quite like the edit but neeed to have a bit mork work on the sky. WIll post when happier. Thanks
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    Critique St Monans Sunrise

    On the tide going out. At the start of the pier there’s a dead end road running past the pier. Tide was going down as i was leaving and i thought there were some nice rock shelves appearing and there’s a shingle beach and steps down. On my list to go back at tides out and see what else there is
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    Critique St Monans Sunrise

    Ok Will try to work out what this means and give it a go
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    Critique St Monans Sunrise

    You’ve just described my normal visit. That or tides in and sun splitting sky with no cloud. Was blowing a hoolie when i first arrived. Wave droplets blowing onto lens and me thinking i was going to get blown over the wall but calmed down a bit after an hour or so
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    Critique St Monans Sunrise

    I've been visiting St Monans on and off for 4 years now and this is the first time I've been able to come away with an image I'm reasonably happy with. Still some ways to go and I'll be going there for a long time yet I think St Monans Sunrise by Jim Tod, on Flickr
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    Jim Tod's 52 for 2020

    Thanks for comments and nice words. Had a little trouble getting set up on my ipad (and also sorting out the process) but think i’m all up to speed. Will try to look and comment on others images this week
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    Jim Tod's 52 for 2020

    Finally on a computer that will let me start a thread NB Sunrise by Jim Tod, on Flickr
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    2020 The TP 52'ers Challenge for 2020 Post your images in here ( no comments please) Week 8 Ability

    Week 1 Local Interest Linky NB Sunrise by Jim Tod, on Flickr
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    2020 The TP'ers 52 challenge for 2020 The discussion thread. Week 8 Ability

    Worse than that, i’m a chartered structural engineer. Now how big did that beam actually need to be. [emoji848][emoji848]
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    2020 The TP'ers 52 challenge for 2020 The discussion thread. Week 8 Ability

    Ok,ok, i had the 5 free weeks thing in my head when i was writing this. [emoji44]
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    Beginner How this is lit

    Thanks for confirmation. Always useful to have my take on lighting confirmed. I’ve looked up key lighting and that’s what I mean by main light
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    2020 The TP'ers 52 challenge for 2020 The discussion thread. Week 8 Ability

    When i try to start my own thread from the link i get Am i just too early to do this Jim
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    2020 The TP 52'ers challenge for 2020. Sign up thread.

    I’ll give it a try
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    2020 The TP'ers 52 challenge for 2020 The discussion thread. Week 8 Ability

    Does the image have to be taken in the week? If there’s a general draw list, can you start basically prepping photos for when the theme is drawn or should you wait till a theme is drawn and then take the images. I know there’s nothing actually stopping you prepping images, perhaps other than...
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    Beginner How this is lit

    Hi there I came across this portrait of Michael Apted which i find captivating. https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/12/01/magazine/01mag-apted-portrait/01mag-apted-portrait-superJumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp I’ve tried analysing the lighting and would appreciate someone with a bit more...
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    Beginner IOptron Skyguider Pro

    Looking at starting up in astro. Done some aurora and stacked moon shots but looking to step up. Thinking about the iOptron Skyguider Pro package as a starter place. Had though of the ipolar but would prefer to avoid the added laptop requirements unless it’s suggested as way to go. Can I have...
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    Dodge and burn ?

    There are non destructive me5hods of dodging and burning in photoshop. Add 50% grey layer, change layer blend mode to overlay and paint in black and white on this layer. Sometimes easier to have 2 layers, one for dodge, one for burn.
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    At a bit of a crossroads

    D500
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    Tripod - £400, hit me (not literally)

    I’ve got the 3lt punks brian as my travel tripod as the gitzo 5 series is occassionally just too much. Took it to venice for 5 days and pleased with it, incl some 30s-2min exposures. Tried not too extend the centre column if possible and the final leg sections are slende4 but did the job...
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    Why is it so hard to get a tradesman

    I work at management level in construction and can tell you that it’s unusual for construction work to be completed efficiently. Look at the tv programmes that show house makeovers with 40 tradesmen delivering a couple of rooms in 2 days and think what happens on the average site when Bobby is...
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