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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,364
    33692206730_e9e01a6e17_k.jpgUnder the bridge by Ben H, on Flickr
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  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 6,363
    A slightly experimental one: the frame has taken over the landscape behind...

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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,525
    For a perspective of what pro photographers have to do to get the shots that people who "snap" just don't get, search Adventure Show, Colin Prior on iPlayer.
    FWIW the video photographer gets the best shots in my opinion.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,737
    edited April 2017
    pblakeney wrote:
    For a perspective of what pro photographers have to do to get the shots that people who "snap" just don't get, search Adventure Show, Colin Prior on iPlayer.
    FWIW the video photographer gets the best shots in my opinion.

    Yay it's Blakey! What brought that on? Why are you trying to piddle on our amateur chips?
    Pro photographers are just that - pro. So I would expect them to work hard at it given it's their living and they are... professional. The competition to be a professional photographer must be huge.
    I remember saying to John Voos (Photo journalist for the Independent) "I'd love to be a sports journalist". It wasn't a serious thought. He then asked how many I thought were taking pics for the top newspapers in the UK; 8 national newspapers perhaps, 3 or 4 max per paper... A whole load of privateers jostling for position.
    That got me thinking.
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  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 6,363
    pblakeney wrote:
    For a perspective of what pro photographers have to do to get the shots that people who "snap" just don't get, search Adventure Show, Colin Prior on iPlayer.
    FWIW the video photographer gets the best shots in my opinion.
    Oh yes, for sure. Proper pro photographers do stuff that takes the breath away, and the results don't come easy. Here's a young chap I know: http://www.nicholasjrwhite.co.uk/2017/3 ... ts-project

    Me, I'll stick to easy snaps, and a low strike rate for the odd lucky one (in a very amateur sense).
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,737
    pblakeney wrote:
    For a perspective of what pro photographers have to do to get the shots that people who "snap" just don't get, search Adventure Show, Colin Prior on iPlayer.
    FWIW the video photographer gets the best shots in my opinion.
    Oh yes, for sure. Proper pro photographers do stuff that takes the breath away, and the results don't come easy. Here's a young chap I know: http://www.nicholasjrwhite.co.uk/2017/3 ... ts-project

    Me, I'll stick to easy snaps, and a low strike rate for the odd lucky one (in a very amateur sense).

    Good video.

    Love the shot of the mist separating the dwelling from the mountain peak. All with a box camera too.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,525
    pinno wrote:
    Yay it's Blakey! What brought that on? Why are you trying to piddle on our amateur chips?
    Why take it personally?
    I only thought it was an interesting programme. Try putting the amateur chips on both shoulders.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,737
    pblakeney wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Yay it's Blakey! What brought that on? Why are you trying to piddle on our amateur chips?
    Why take it personally?
    I only thought it was an interesting programme. Try putting the amateur chips on both shoulders.

    lol. Why take me so seriously? :wink:
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,525
    First thing in the morning, still dark, not yet had a coffee.
    Subtlety doesn't work.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,737
    pblakeney wrote:
    First thing in the morning, still dark, not yet had a coffee.
    Subtlety doesn't work.

    It's now 15.22, had enough coffee yet?
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,525
    pinno wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    First thing in the morning, still dark, not yet had a coffee.
    Subtlety doesn't work.

    It's now 15.22, had enough coffee yet?
    I did. But here we are again today after muchas cervezas last night.
    So no. :wink:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • narbsnarbs Posts: 586
    Obviously got my iphone with me when on the bike but I've been looking for a film solution.

    Picked one of these up a couple of weeks ago, ran a test roll through and all good. Fits beautifully in my back pocket. Hurrah.

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,737
    A handy size and a good lens for what it is.

    I think I have a similar one kicking around if anyone is interested.
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  • narbsnarbs Posts: 586
    pinno wrote:
    A handy size and a good lens for what it is.

    I think I have a similar one kicking around if anyone is interested.

    Yeah, given that it will predominantly be landscape/environmental shots it should work pretty well. The test roll of Poundland special came back pretty sharp actually.
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    My FIL had one of these and it produced some tidy shots.

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,737
    Just a quick snap with the little Sony on my cycle back across the moors.

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  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 6,363
    Ha, seeing that Olympus reminded me of my old tiny Rollei, bought in Bahrain in 1980:

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    Haven't used it in 20 years, I guess. Followed that up with an OM1.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,737
    Nice Narbs. Like the B & W shot, it's got texture and the shadows and the building is more than what it seems - new windows, a modern bicycle yet the rest is a little 'rustique'.

    That's some saddle to handlebar drop BTW.
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  • narbsnarbs Posts: 586
    Cheers Pinno, it's a beautiful area.

    Drop does look big in that photo! Fits like a glove though.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,737
    What was climbing the Ventoux like? I hear you have to 'book' in advance and I presume the descent (traffic free) was good?
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  • narbsnarbs Posts: 586
    Ventoux? No need to book! It's all on open roads which, although aren't closed, are pretty free of traffic during the week.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,132
    Nice walk through nearby national park the other day.

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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,364
    Some great photos as always! I need to upload my London Nocturne and Mexico photos.
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  • narbsnarbs Posts: 586
    Ben6899 wrote:
    Some great photos as always! I need to upload my London Nocturne and Mexico photos.

    Yes you do :D
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,498
    A couple that I took at the Lincoln GP. These are at the start of the women's race.

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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,364
    Ok, these are not Mexico or the Nocturne, but they're recent...

    34226559440_3aece8b563_k.jpgWinifred by Ben H, on Flickr

    34450860962_691823db3e_k.jpgSunset over the Thames by Ben H, on Flickr

    34450863242_70ae7f6ec8_z.jpgLooking for scraps by Ben H, on Flickr
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,737
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    Nice shot. Has a warm, busy feeling to it. Was that from the dodgy walking bridge adjacent to the London eye?
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,364
    Thanks Pinno. It's taken from Waterloo Bridge, looking east (so the sunset is behind me).
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 19,328
    Ben6899 wrote:
    Thanks Pinno. It's taken from Waterloo Bridge, looking east (so the sunset is behind me).
    If you like that view, find an excuse to catch a southbound train from Blackfriars. The platform has stunning views of the Thames framed by the City and the Shard, with Tower Bridge in the background.
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