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Forum: Discussion on Photo of the Week 24-08-14, 21:39
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Posted By gordon g
Missing POTW 17th Aug

My apologies everyone. I had my dates mixed up, and have been away from the internet for the last week or so (a lovely novelty in this day and age...).
I'll post on as soon as I get the chance.
Forum: Lenses 11-07-14, 11:40
Replies: 15
Views: 9,413
Posted By gordon g
By dint of doing a lot of extra hours, I did get...

By dint of doing a lot of extra hours, I did get 1500 to spend on gear earlier this year - and bought a canoe!
Ok, not an obvious bit of photography gear, but it is a nice stable 16' open canoe...
Forum: Discussion on Photo of the Week 29-06-14, 23:47
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By gordon g
POTW 29th June

Blue by Robski

http://www.worldphotographyforum.com/gallery/data/522/IMG_4943.jpg

A very simple image, but one that immediately stood out for me. Beautiful colour, technically well-executed...
Forum: Discussion on Photo of the Week 05-05-14, 21:28
Replies: 0
Views: 626
Posted By gordon g
POTW 4th May

One man and his dog by Mike7358

http://www.worldphotographyforum.com/gallery/data/522/medium/one_man_and_his_dog_small.jpg

Being a dog walker myself, I appreciate the story this image tells,...
Forum: The Photography Forum 20-04-14, 23:43
Replies: 7
Views: 2,119
Posted By gordon g
The long lenses take a bit of practice to...

The long lenses take a bit of practice to handhold steadily, especially when tracking a flying bird. Some people find it easier with a monopod and ballhead.
Personally I prefer handholding my 500mm...
Forum: WPF Photo Competitions Forum 11-03-14, 18:12
Replies: 26
Views: 3,594
Posted By gordon g
If a particular theme grabs my imagination then I...

If a particular theme grabs my imagination then I might enter, but as often as not I just enjoy looking at the entries.
Although I do sell prints and shoot commissions, most of my photography is...
Forum: The Photography Forum 11-03-14, 17:57
Replies: 5
Views: 3,137
Posted By gordon g
Black and white works very well for portraiture,...

Black and white works very well for portraiture, but is dependent on good lighting to bring out form and texture in the image. Colour perhaps gives you a little more latitude, as you can use it to...
Forum: Discussion on Photo of the Week 09-03-14, 22:22
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By gordon g
POTW 9th March

Wimbourne Water meadows by Nigel G

http://www.worldphotographyforum.com/gallery/data/522/Wimborne.JPG

This week's choice was very difficult. I had a shortlist of 3 images, 2 by Norm (nldunne)....
Forum: The Photography Forum 24-01-14, 09:42
Replies: 11
Views: 4,980
Posted By gordon g
It has worked well for me with smaller items. I...

It has worked well for me with smaller items. I havent tried with anything big and heavy, but then if the object did spoil the card, or the card began to look old and overused, it isnt a big cost to...
Forum: The Photography Forum 22-01-14, 09:24
Replies: 11
Views: 4,980
Posted By gordon g
I have used white card before - just tape the...

I have used white card before - just tape the front edge to the table and rest the other end on the wall so it curves nicely behind the subject. No frame needed...
Forum: Discussion on Photo of the Week 13-01-14, 23:10
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By gordon g
POTW 13th January

flood... by Lee

http://www.worldphotographyforum.com/gallery/data/522/flood_.JPG

This image really jumped out at me from this week's offerings. I have long been an admirer of Lee's vision, and...
Forum: Discussion on Photo of the Week 06-01-14, 18:20
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By gordon g
I missed this too - a really good mono image

I missed this too - a really good mono image
Forum: WPF Photo Competitions Forum 06-01-14, 00:12
Replies: 5
Views: 1,271
Posted By gordon g
My challenges to myself this year are to get all...

My challenges to myself this year are to get all the images on my website captioned, and write some more articles in preparation for a book I have an idea for. My day job has got in the way of my...
Forum: Discussion on Photo of the Week 30-12-13, 10:29
Replies: 12
Views: 2,398
Posted By gordon g
Thanks again for organising us all. All my dates...

Thanks again for organising us all. All my dates now inthe diary...
Forum: Photographic Accessories 30-12-13, 10:28
Replies: 13
Views: 9,130
Posted By gordon g
Extension tubes do some strange things to the...

Extension tubes do some strange things to the focal plane, as well as narrow the depth of field and shorten the focal range (you cant focuss to infinity, or indeed anywhere distant). I have tried...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 23-12-13, 09:01
Replies: 5
Views: 3,843
Posted By gordon g
If you want your own website rather than a hosted...

If you want your own website rather than a hosted gallery, there are loads of templates you can use. I set mine up using a zenphoto template, and the process wasnt too hard to master. You will need a...
Forum: Discussion on Photo of the Week 16-12-13, 17:22
Replies: 12
Views: 2,398
Posted By gordon g
Thanks for co-ordinating it this year and next...

Thanks for co-ordinating it this year and next Clive. I've enjoyed making my POTW choices, and am happy to continue to be on the rota.

Gordon
Forum: Discussion on Photo of the Week 08-12-13, 14:46
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By gordon g
POTW 8th Dec

Rough sea at Heysham by Nick A

http://www.worldphotographyforum.com/gallery/data/522/11223130876_b889293bdf_b.jpg

A lot of the news this week has been about the impending storm surge and...
Forum: Discussion on Photo of the Week 03-11-13, 13:43
Replies: 11
Views: 2,127
Posted By gordon g
POTW 3th Nov 2013

Forgotten Industry by DigiDiva

http://www.worldphotographyforum.com/gallery/data/522/Industrial_Sunset.jpg

This is a very simple image, with nicely balanced, strong silhouettes against a...
Forum: The Photography Forum 01-10-13, 11:29
Replies: 2
Views: 1,945
Posted By gordon g
I shoot mostly outdoors under natural light, and...

I shoot mostly outdoors under natural light, and must admit I tend to leave it in 'auto'. But, I shoot RAW only and so it is an easy job to correct any colour casts in post-processing.
If you are...
Forum: Discussion on Photo of the Week 01-10-13, 10:49
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By gordon g
POTW 29th Sept

Migrant Hawker Dragonfly by petrochemist

http://www.worldphotographyforum.com/gallery/data/522/medium/P1080627.JPG

There was some stiff competition from a couple of lovely seascapes by Dave...
Forum: Photographic Accessories 17-09-13, 16:16
Replies: 15
Views: 4,074
Posted By gordon g
I've not heard of them, so will wait with...

I've not heard of them, so will wait with interest to hear how you get on.
I have just orderd some hi-tech ND filters and reverse ND grads - got fed up with lack of availability and high prices from...
Forum: Photographic Accessories 12-09-13, 10:51
Replies: 13
Views: 5,300
Posted By gordon g
For many years I used a sigma 50-500 as my main...

For many years I used a sigma 50-500 as my main (and for a while only!) lens. I had very few issues with image quality, and found it to be a tough and durable bit of kit. My son now uses it as his...
Forum: The Photography Forum 25-08-13, 22:26
Replies: 1
Views: 2,137
Posted By gordon g
Can you narrow the question down a bit? You'll...

Can you narrow the question down a bit? You'll either get short platitudes or disertations!
My platitudinous answer is art photography is the creation of photographic images that have artistic merit...
Forum: Discussion on Photo of the Week 25-08-13, 22:21
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By gordon g
POTW 25th August

Waves by Madoldie

http://www.worldphotographyforum.com/gallery/data/522/medium/DSC05706.JPG

This was the stand-out image for me this week. For the last month or so I have been playing with...
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