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The weather has taken a turn for the worse, and as I don`t fancy getting soaked through in the rain I give you Far away in the distance are wind turbines past the West Pier ruins. One old shot from last year with the X-T20 + XF35mm f2.

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Great Sky in the 2nd one Dave, good for the theme as well.
It's so dull and dismal here I don't blame you saying inside (on Health grounds) and using an old image.

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Great Sky in the 2nd one Dave, good for the theme as well.
It's so dull and dismal here I don't blame you saying inside (on Health grounds) and using an old image.

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Thank you Pete, I have been trying my Affinity Photo for sky re placement but came across Luminar 4 that I`m now having a 2 week trial of. At the moment I really like it so might buy it after I finish the trial.
 
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Yep - it's all about the sky in No2 - nice one!
 
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Great shots Dave, liking the sky replacement. :)
Thanks Rick, it is Luminar 4 that I`m having a trial on. The jet in the Fuji thread is the best of the bunch as the sky was just yucky grey so I was surprised it turned it blue with fluffy white clouds.
 
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Thanks Rick, it is Luminar 4 that I`m having a trial on. The jet in the Fuji thread is the best of the bunch as the sky was just yucky grey so I was surprised it turned it blue with fluffy white clouds.
I looked at the software following your post which mentioned it, it is a bit pricey for me, especially as I have just smashed the screen on my MacBook Pro today, it is looking like nearly £2K to replace it :(
 
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I looked at the software following your post which mentioned it, it is a bit pricey for me, especially as I have just smashed the screen on my MacBook Pro today, it is looking like nearly £2K to replace it :(
Ouch indeed on the screen.
 
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Great images there Dave!:clap:

I wouldn't have guessed that the sky in #2 was replaced...it's seamless, very nice work indeed.
It's a dramatic sky for sure and really lifts an already great image!
Thank you Gareth, the image I tried to use two different sky replacements in Luminar 4 as it has about 10 of them.
 
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Love all of these Dave!(y)
I do enjoy a nice bass shot, and yours is excellent...like the mono processing too.
I think I will go with the crowd and say that my pick is #1 too.
I agree the expression you've captured is great and it conveys a real sense of concentration.
Nice work as always Dave!:clap:

Not like you to do a jazz shot!!:p
 
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Love all of these Dave!(y)
I do enjoy a nice bass shot, and yours is excellent...like the mono processing too.
I think I will go with the crowd and say that my pick is #1 too.
I agree the expression you've captured is great and it conveys a real sense of concentration.
Nice work as always Dave!:clap:

Not like you to do a jazz shot!!:p
Thank you Gareth.
Next weeks theme is people so jazz rocks :p
 
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Love the first shot Dave although he does look a tad serious!
How are you keeping? Are you feeling a bit better ?
Thank you Joan, I`m getting better with each day but find it a bit hard to stand straight back up if taking any low shots.
 
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I'm surprised that you are the first submission this week! :)

Love his expression whether his was thinking he likes to be somewhere else or in deep concentration trying to remember the right note in the right order.
Thank you Stan, when I saw what the theme was I knew it would be a jazz shot. So it was a taxi to the pub, then a taxi back so door to door really.
 
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I slightly prefer the First shot as well, I think he needs a pint or 2 to lighten up.
I remember seeing a band playing in Shrewsbury with a double base, the player was a short chap and he used to balance it on its side and spike and stood on it and played it. A very good night.

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I slightly prefer the First shot as well, I think he needs a pint or 2 to lighten up.
I remember seeing a band playing in Shrewsbury with a double base, the player was a short chap and he used to balance it on its side and spike and stood on it and played it. A very good night.

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I think it's the first for me as well, nicely composed and great concentration going on

Thank you both.
 
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Yea, I think the piano shot is the one. It's different to your normal jazz shots, which I think is what makes it stand out.
And like others, I love the look of concentration.
Thank you Tim, he does look serious when he`s playing.
 
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This shot is right up with @Cobra king of shoehorns. I give you my take on below, George who was playing his Double Bass yesterday had his left hand below the right hand :D

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And another where I went darker.

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The lighter shot for me Dave. For me, for the darker shot to work you really need a rim light to outline him as you've lost him into the background. Of course, that's just me and I know you don't have an option to set up the lighting during a gig.
Thanks Tim, it is a shame I can`t use a flash of some sort but it`s a big no no.
 
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