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#1 FullShilling

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 18:53

Ok,

I'll start it off.

If Dallas want to copy any pics over to the Gallery, no probs.

This shot was taken while I was wating for the park gates to be opened and while all the others where still in bed, I got there about 0:6:30 and and the bloody gates were shut, so wandered off on other side of road.




Big Foot, while waiting for the world to wake up I wanderd about and found this.



This image was a challenge, as there was no real clear backgound to it, from just about about any angle, I really wanted to capture it's presence, and the way the light fell upon it, here it is pretty much unedited.



A challenge, Bjorn allowed us use of just one lens.






Alan.

If any of the other participants want to add there pics to this thread, feel free to do so.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 00:09

This is one of Alan's and my responses to one of Bjørn's challenges. A kind of Midsomer Murders theme - RIP Alan.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 00:37

The location was interesting but challenging for a landscape workshop. Overwhelmingly green, and over-run with family groups on the weekend, it demanded that you make the most of what you could find around you. I found the workshop to be well worth it for me, particularly Bjørn's insightful critiques.

A couple of my contributions...

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:57

Aah yes, the Murder mystery.





Colour was there, we just had to look.



Colour amidst the green



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Posted 20 September 2012 - 16:43

Bjorn thinks about duckweed.

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Damian about to eat some duckweed. Apparently it is very nutritious, and he seemed OK when we parted 36 hours later.

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Bjorn pointing something out to Mike, while Maurice does his own thing.

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Alan concentrating.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 17:17

I don't know who that old codger is impersonating me, but these are the pics he got in the above shot of Anthony's.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 20:48

Definitely worth all that knee bending, lovely close up shots.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:54

Thanks Anthony,

an 11fps stacking camera, now that would be nice :D
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 19:37

As Damian has mentioned, Cannock Chase has a lot of green. Plus, on the first day, it was a bit breezy. Those plants just will not stand still. So I found something not so green and tried to make a virtue out of the wind.

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This was another way to go not green. For some reason this makes me think about Tolkien.

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Continuing with the Tolkien theme, this made me think about an elf trapped in or emerging from a tree. Perhaps I have been reading too much late at night.

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This pink striped pole was one of a set from a long forgotten event. This tries to see it from the point of view of someone who has over-imbibed at the event.

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Green duckweed and leaves. The colours are accurate.

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A blackberry.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 21:18

I really like the flowers waving in the breeze. I think I needed to take my tripod for the "one lens" challenge!

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 21:23

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Golly. It made me feel better about my lens flare having a few bits of dust in it.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 21:33

I've always wished I knew the "rules" for landscape photography because I've always been envious of people who can get good shots with wide angle lenses. Now I know I need to think about what moves me in a landscape me, commit myself to getting the picture and everything else will come from that. This isn't a remarkable picture by any means but it's one I really like - and most importantly, it's one that I couldn't have taken before the weekend.




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Posted 22 September 2012 - 00:08

Some interesting shots there guys in what sound like challenging conditions.
I can really understand the comments re green being the dominant colour, I live in the Berkshire countryside
in the middle (literally) of a beech, oak and ash wood, the rest is green grass, I enjoy trips to towns and cities
to get my fill of other colours, green can be oppressive believe it or not!
If I'm honest it's why I decided not to take part in this trip, though it would have been great to meet
other Nikongearians!

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 14:03

There were some interesting human activities, first the high wire adventure, which covered quite a large area:

This man was having fun:

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So was this woman:

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This man was wondering if he had made the right choices

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And these people looked relaxed

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 14:07

Another major activity was mountain biking.

From the family perspective

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Some were more adventurous

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And some were aspirational

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 15:52

Anthony, like all them shots, particularly the last one, takes me back to when I was a kid.

Anyhoo, a bit more colour.







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Posted 24 September 2012 - 21:21

I can really understand the comments re green being the dominant colour, I live in the Berkshire countryside
in the middle (literally) of a beech, oak and ash wood, the rest is green grass, I enjoy trips to towns and cities
to get my fill of other colours, green can be oppressive believe it or not!


Well, the sky was blue.

But seriously, in a temperate climate like ours more or less everywhere is green, isn't it? I mean apart from cities, where can you go that isn't dominated by green?

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 21:45

Well, the sky was blue.

But seriously, in a temperate climate like ours more or less everywhere is green, isn't it? I mean apart from cities, where can you go that isn't dominated by green?

Damian


Of course you're right but trust me, there is green and there is green :D

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 21:52

Thanks, Alan, you have captured some lovely colours.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:53

Anthony,

more than welcome,

I am away from my "desk" at the moment, soaking up the sun and Pelagics :D

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