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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).
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    #3 for me good stuff think I would crop to the dark tree bases, just above the oval grid thingy, would like to see a colour version (y)
     
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    Thanks Dave, you might be right about that crop, thanks, I'll try that.
     
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    definitely no.3 has strong composition
    Sorry, but no.1 is spoilt by the building on the left being a distraction.

    Great images though ;-)
     
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    I do like the length in the foreground its really just the oval thingy, perspective and VP is spot on for me (y)
     
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    No. 3 is very good with strong composition. Not a soul in sight!
     
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    Thanks Mal, there were actually hundreds of people walking around; its juts that the shot was exposed for 79 seconds that you don't see anyone as they were all moving around.
     
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    I like all three of these, but especially the way the clouds came out. By the way, you've got a sensor spot that you can see about 1/3 of the way in from the left on the second one and about 1/3 of the way down on the first.

    Hmmm... interesting. When I take a portrait-format shot, I rotate the camera round to the left so that the shutter release is on top. Looks like you rotated it the opposite way. Are you left-handed, by any chance? :)
     
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    I love the third one, composition is spot on and the lines draw the eye right to the wheel.
     
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    How did you know about the rotation? I usually do the same as you, however, the tripod head I have flips down to the right hence why the button is at the bottom but I use a remote switch on long exposure shots anyway so doesn't really bother me.

    I think its just fluff from the hitech pro-stop....it was pretty dusty...at least I hope it is!
     
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    I'm psychic! No, hang on, I'm Derren Brown. No, hang on, um... Sherlock? Patrick Jane? ;)

    If you rotated it to the left, as most of us seem to do, the dust spot that's at the left when the camera is horizontal would be 1/3 of the way up from the bottom. But it's 1/3 of the way down from the top.
     
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    haha, pretty interesting that you noticed that. Looks like it is on the sensor then....crap! Time to clean!
     
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    I really like all of those.
     
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    #2 is my personal favourite ... I like the eye from that perspective.

    Other two are not far behind
     
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    Wow they are all excellent. I think #2 pips it for me.

    Note to self, must buy an ND filter. :)
     
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    All very nice, do you mind sharing what pro stop filter you used?
     
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    Great these, building on the left in the first is a shame as someone pointed above, i love the last. When i tried to shoot here with a tripod i was told to put it away by security, anyone else had that problem?
     
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    I got asked 4 times to put my tripod away, just kept very polite and tried to argue that it was public property to which they replied "no it isn't" and as I wasn't sure I just responded by saying, can I just take a couple of shots and I'll be gone and they agreed.
     
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    I used the Formatt Hitech Pro Stop ND 10.
     
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    The walkway and pavements around the Eye are private property, so in theory they have the right to ask you to put tripods away/move along etc etc

    its always worth being polite and asking very nicely if you can just finish what you are doing ... mostly they say yes!
     
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    Got to say the second one is my favorite. Good set of shoots.
     
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    Yeah always best to be polite, i had a guy stop me in Liverpool few weeks back, thought i was filming since i was making a time lapse and staying in one place for ages. Seems they dont like filming around Liverpool One, even thou i explained i was only taking photos not filming but he was nice and polite and i kept him talking for about 6 minutes while i carried on getting shots one every 4 seconds, always best to be polite to make sure you get what you want :)
     
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    Great shots there. My favourite would have to be the last one!
     
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    Great shots, especially the 2nd one!
     
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    Brilliant pics there, number 1 and 2 are stunning :)
     
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    Thanks everyone, appreciate the comments.
     

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