Oh well, here we go, nowt to lose and all that.
Looking forward to your shots Pete, and welcome to the 52. This might help
My Area TP 52 by Peter, on Flickr
Hot off the very cold press, taken this lunchtime to catch up with Week0
Some of the Transports links in my area. Taken with a Canon G11, it was slow. I was hoping to catch the front of the train, but only had 20 minutes to spare.
The path makes a nice lead-in,and I like the blur on the train, nice contrast with the tranquillity of the rest of the scene. I might be tempted to try a letter-box crop and lose the top third to put a bit more emphasis on the train.
Hi Pete, a nice shot and like Chris says, the path leads the eye in nicely. A shame about the sky ( not your fault either ) and I also like the train blur too and good having the river in plus the Locco painting on the RHS is a nice touch
Welcome aboard, Pete. I do like the motion you've captured in the train and the colours convey a sense of wintry cold. I agree with Chris that you could probably get away with a bit off the top (and possibly a smidge off the bottom) to really focus in on the train and the leading lines from the footpath and river.
Good luck with the rest of your 52 and I hope you enjoy the challenge
I'm going to hazard a guess at somewhere near Fenny Stratford?
Canals and Trains, what's not to like
I agree with Chris. The contrast of the fast moving train with the tranquillity of the canal works well.
Oh for a nicer day to take the picture. Perhaps one to keep in mind for one of the re-shoots.
Lovely composition, I really like canals, a good mix of transport too.
I'm liking the curves of the path, bank and river too, all leading to the train, nice start Pete
Welcome and good luck with your 52 challenge, a nice start with the image, I look forward to following your work.
I too think a letter box crop would enhance it but I do like it as it is I like speed of the blurred train passing and calm waters I am drawn to the train on the wall too .
Hi Pete and welcome
Good start, nice compo, blurred train too.
It's the other end of Milton Keynes, Very close to Wolverton, just oppersite to the Secret Garden if you know the area.
Gate Triptych by Peter, on Flickr
Not having any free time this past weekend and dismal weather meant I had to try something closer to home, my back garden gate after work in the dizzle, so did not spend much time taking the photos. Hope you like the presentation. Something different i hope.
Hi Pete, gate is on theme nicely so well done on getting a shot in, like the different colours and the nice dog sign Remember to make a link though to bring the members from the main post to here, so we can comment
Looking on my phone at work I didn't initially realise this was a triptych, but it's more obvious on a larger screen.
I may have made the borders a different colour to make it more obvious, dunno...
Anyway, the shots themselves are on theme, nicely lit and nicely sharp
A nicely put together triptych Pete, the centre plaque is a tad bright so tough to read, but still like how you have put the three sections together and presented with the boarders
Gate(d) - I have to agree with what dark knight says about the plaque, other than that it fits the theme.
Nice idea Pete and well on theme. Have to agree about the border colour; it's hard o see at first glance.
Crickey ... I didn't realise it was a triptych either till reading the above. Re the sign, that could be easily selected and tweaked.
I've decided the best border colour for a triptych is the white/blue/grey TP page colour ...in other words an invisible border.
We've all been there, you've put it together well and it's a good collection of elements for the theme
Nice different textures of wood in the triptych
Thanks for the all observations.
The Plaque is quite faded and on the other side of the gate to the outer pictures and the front part of the dog has fallen off to it is hard to read standing in front of it.
I went with the black bacground as it was Dark when I took the pictures, which where handheld. I did it to see how it would look with the intention of having another go to post up, but I was pleased with the result.
Thank you for your comments.
Love the sign and good selection of colours and texture.
That's a different idea and approach to the theme and nicely put together, Pete. I thoroughly agree with the sentiment of the plaque, which is poignant after having to say goodbye to our old girl last week and I miss that greeting every time I come back into the house
I also like the nice mixture of colours and textures from the two sides of the gate. Good work
Thanks for the comments. These furry animals do get under your skin don't they.
Week 3 People.
Not my thing really, but I have been out this lunch time with my Canon G11 to have a go.
Here is what I have so far.
wk2 People reflecting over Menu sized 1024 by Peter, on Flickr
Wk2 People - Late Xmas by Peter, on Flickr
and I did take that today.
sorry about the size of the first one. I will redo it if I submit it to my 52.
.... think I'll go for #2 for the theme ... more people, FG foliage too.
thinks you forgot to post this on the main thread. I always have 2 tabs open and sort out both, with link, at the same time.
Above will give you help
People #2 for too, nice little reflections but also you got the people in view too, like the plants coming up
Gate - I too did not realise hit was a triptych at first and a tilt of my screen helped to read the sign I think it works really well.
People - not my thing either well done for giving it a go I like the second one better the reflections in the first are more intrusive.
Just trying to get round a few more threads
Week 0 - I like that good use of shutter speed to capture the movement of the train.
Week 1 - I like the textures in the gate but as DK says the plaque it s touch light I still like it though.
Week 2 - No2 for me more interest in the image
#2 is in my opinion the better photo for people, although the foreground is too dominant and distracts a bit from the people...
Hi Pete, it’s #1 that’s my choice, I really like the amount of reflected detail in there and the two clear people at the bottom, it works really well for me.
Number two for me too, glad to see the theme got you out of your comfort zone, not bad results without a polariser, the 52 doing it's thing for you already
Went out again today as the weather was looking a bit brighter.
Took my DSLR, 80-400mm Kens and a monopod.
Here are the results
wk2 people 3 by Peter, on Flickr
wk2 people 5 by Peter, on Flickr
wk2 people 6 by Peter, on Flickr
wk2 people 4 by Peter, on Flickr
Not posting on the main 52's page as I have had my go there for this week.
I do like your original, lost of people visible through the glass and the first of the second set is the pick for me although the people are a tad soft I like the simplicity of just two side-lit people
Similarly to Chris, I prefer the second set, but you can tell this is not your thing as the shots are rushed, at least I think that's the reason for the motion blur/shake.
Fair play having a go.
Week 0 - Like the motion blur on the trai, don't think it matters you missed the front. Contrast with calm water and static mural/mosaic is good.
Week 1- Not too keen on the tryptych. Perhaps just a close up of one part of the gate might have been better.
Week 2 - The first of the shots through the window with reflections works best for me. The second one the foliage would be better with the foreground out of focus.
I was having problems keeping the long lens still in the very strong gusts of wind (I was using a monopod) , I took about 20 shots and gave up.