Ok let's give this a shot.
Right ho - let's start as sensible as I mean to go on
"Your Area" includes Manchester so...
"Always look on the Dark Side of life..."
Nice Manchester shot for the theme Dave, we have Darf here too. Hope you enjoy the 52 too.
It's not exactly screaming Manchester but it made me smile, well seen and nice separation of the subject from the background
This made me chuckle, as did you pythonesque commentary.
Nicely sharp with the DoF allowing the background to start to melt away.
I may have gone for a wider aperture if it was available to blur out the background more, but then again, you could run the risk of the focal plane being too shallow and losing sharpness on the subject.
hahaaaaa that's a great fun shot to start your challenge off Dave, I bet Darth is nice and warm in that helmet, looking forward to seeing what your entries are to the themes each week
Good luck with your 2018 challenge.
Round your area - I must admit it's not saying Manchester to me, but it's a nice fun image, well composed and pin sharp.
I like the caption, lol. Nice well executed photo.
Very nice street style shot Sir, liking this one very much.
I wasnt sure if I liked the two pedestrians initially, but now I think they actually make the shot look even more interesting...
A nice fun shot to start the year, I like your comment to do with it too
This one made me smile Dave I like the inclusion of the pedestrians I find they add to the scene esplically as no one apeers to have noticed Darth Vader playing the keyboard
Great street shot, and it definitely is Manchester as it's wet and no-one is taking a bling bit of notice of the guy.
Welcome aboard the 52 train, Dave, and you're off to a good start with that one. Smashing rainy urban scene and nice humour, too
Hi Dave and welcome
wacky, good pov showing fingers on the keyboard, good dof ... but I'd like to see his feet, or atleast his amplifier.
Good start Dave, that did make me laugh.
Ok Week 1 - Gate
Gate to the Bishop's Office at Manchester Cathedral. Nikon F100 and Kodak Colourplus 200.
Gate to the Bishop's Office. by Dave Green, on Flickr
Gate is a good shot Dave, nice focus on the gate with the oof doorway. Like the bit of rust on the gate and that it`s open just a bit.
Lovelky use of dof on this.....
Nice distressed look to the latch/lock of that old gate
I like the colours and texture you've captured and the usage of DoF to blur out the background, whilst retaining sufficient that you can see what it is.
Gate(d) - I like the composition and the distressed feel to the gate with the OOF background, I feel it makes the gate stand out.
I had heard you can't walk around Manc without a Sith on every corner just didn't realise they played their own Imperial March xD nice candid shot to open. Gate I'm liking for the subtle half and half with the wooden door
A lovely shot, like the sharp focus just on the gate latch and the use of wide aperture to throw the background OOF.
I like the Oof back ground and the colours of the gate and door beyond it.
I like that one Dave love the oof background really maks the open gate the main focus.
Love the fact you've shot it on film too!
Like the gate shot and, as said above, great to see it photographed on film. Will have to try a roll of this Colourplus as the colours are lovely.
Thanks Dave. Where do you get it processed? I tend to stick to B&W as I can develop it myself.
Lovely colours/tones from film, good shallow DoF to draw the eye to the gate, very well done.
I like the use of DoF Dave. Great shot and the colour of the door lifts the image of the latch really well. Excellent composition
Great composition for gate, and great DoF!
Good old Max Spielmann. The one near Piccadilly Gardens is a good one. The staff there know their stuff. I also do my own mono.
I like Gate very much .... good colour and sharpness where it's needed.
Lovely image, Dave; top marks for composition and use of DOF, and you've captured some great little details in the rusty gate and old lock. Lovely colours from the film, too
I like it, it's simple and effective.
Week 2 : People
Ready to go!
Ready to go! by Dave Green, on Flickr