The Year In Pictures 2013

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:37 pm

Wow! The oldest you can find here is 1600's. I would love to see older ones. So, what qualifies as a REALLY old cemetery and how far would you have to go to see it?
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:43 pm

Catch-up wrote:Wow! The oldest you can find here is 1600's. I would love to see older ones. So, what qualifies as a REALLY old cemetery and how far would you have to go to see it?

Stratford Upon Avon has some really old cemeteries it has been far too long since I last went there
I'm looking for old and interesting headstones and grave markers
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:23 pm

You would like this one then Ghost

This is A N Hornby's gravestone in Acton Cheshire. He was the captain of England when they lost the test match that gave rise to The Ashes. I've known the grave most of my life as I used to regularly pass it when I was at Nantwich and Acton Grammer School.

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:24 pm

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:24 pm

Atmospheric photo's, Ghost. I like them a lot. Always a sucker for black & white pics.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:00 pm

in the landscapes there has been no touch ups such as washes and tints
all that has been done to them has been a light bit of cropping and the frames
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A landscape done in portrait cause I'm rebellious like that
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:07 pm

Some great pics there Ghost and there is nothing wrong with shooting a landscape in portrait, especially when it works. :D

Here is a couple more pics from my recent evenings on the seafront;

There is a rather small fun fair on the prom here. Rather than being spread out, it is spread out in a longish line and not very good for photography since it doesn't leave much room for pedestrians to walk past on the narrow strip. :lol: This was taken with a neutral density filter and about a ten second(?) exposure.
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I gave up on the fair and moved out onto the beach.
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These were taken on the following evening further down the front and away from the pier (the same night as we met the fire dancers).

Due to tricky light conditions, I took this with about seven photos with different exposures and blended them together as an hdr photo.
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I used a long exposure (about fifteen seconds) on this one in an attempt to capture the movement of the clouds.
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Another long exposure photo with a very fast incoming tide. thirty seconds is a long time with the sea up to your ankles and rapidly rising while discovering that your boots aren't waterproof. :lol:
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And finally, the fire dancers, whose children were also quite accomplished (and closely supervised, btw, although I would love to have seen the Elf and Safety's faces if they were to see it).
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:11 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:12 pm

Ghost, Penfold - wow! Great pictures. :D Ghost, is there a photography club like Penfold's you can join? Your pictures are really stunning and moving, you should be winning prizes!
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:16 pm

I agree. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:21 pm

thank you for the encouragement penners said more or less the same thing to me
and I would love to but my working hours are due for a major change in the next few weeks
so I wouldn't have the time to join a club plus theirs the the equipment cost I can only go so far with
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:46 am

Holy smoke Ghost & Penfold, those photo's are really beautiful. Loving the one of the fairground ride.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:27 am

Beautiful landscape photos Ghost :D

Penners I love the long exposure one of the seafront and clounds :clap:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:17 am

yes the long exposure photos are wonderful
and the seafront I wish I was that good
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:50 am

I thought both sets of photos were excellent. :)
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