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  2. It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of one of our long-standing members, Gary Coyle.
    Many visitors will recognise both his work as a sports photographer, and his name as a prominent community member. He registered with Talk Photography back in 2006, not long after the start of the site and has been a regular contributor since.

    It goes without saying that Gary will be sorely missed by many members, and his passing is a huge loss to the photography community.

    Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

    Funeral details :
    Dewsbury Crematorium
    Tuesday 13th September 2016 at 2pm.
    Afterwards at Batley IDLC (Batley Nash).
    All welcome.


    There is also a discussion thread here if anyone wishes to add their own thoughts.

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  1. sbowler579

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    An old shot taken with my K20 over 3yrs ago, came across it on an old dusty hard drive.:) Taken Mid winter at 4.00pm sunset here at that time. The swan almost seems like he is floating on a lake of gold. Composition breaks all the rules, but I wanted to show the circle of ripples the swan created.

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    Swan at Sunset by SFB579, on Flickr
     
  2. Lez325

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    I'd be proud to have taken that shot Steve- sod the rules mate, they are made to be broken( obviously not the forum rules as if I'd dare to suggest we broke any TP rules for heavens sake)
    Its a cracker that is :clap:

    Les (y)
     
  3. sbowler579

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    Thank's Les, when I first viewed this on the back of the LCD the swan was almost a silhouette, thankfully shot in RAW and rescued it to make not a bad shot IMHO. Taken over three years ago in mid December.
     
  4. Les McLean

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    No composition rules broken here?

    The swan is sitting roughly on the vertical third, and the main ripple disturbance is sitting roughly on a horizontal third.

    This wouldn't have worked so well if the swan had been dead central.

    As it is, it works well, aided by some glorious light.
     
  5. Scottynoooo

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    I think its a superb shot. My only crit would be it's slightly tilted to the right?
     
  6. sbowler579

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    You know I think you could possibly be right there.:bonk:
     
  7. plamen_gb

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    It's amazing, looks almost like collage(it's that good :D)
     
  8. ian Bennett

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    An amazing picture, is looks more like a oil painting than a photo. brilliant. (y)
     

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