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Old 23-03-18, 20:38
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Default It's personal for me

The jeep photo was taken at a very well attended 1940's event. It's quite mundane with no particular photographic merit. However, it's very satisfying for me, as the photographer, as I was able to find the only POV that didn't show other exhibits or members of the public. I also had to take out a couple of distractions.

The snowy owl was taken after a 90 minute's drive and a two mile walk (just to get to the bird) carrying binoculars, telescope, and camera, and eating paracetamol for the ache in my hip. I had to digiscope the bird, which meant holding the scope and camera steady in a slight wind. There are better photos of this particular bird on the web, but I'm pleased to have a photo of this rare bird (to UK mainland).

I haven't posted these photos on WPF as they are quite ordinary, but I enjoy looking at them because of the personal story behind them.

So, if I make a negative comment on a favourite photo of yours, please don't get upset: I can only judge what is in front of me - I don't know, and can't appreciate, the story or emotions behind the image.
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Old 24-03-18, 11:09
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That rings a bell with me. I'm often disappointed to find that a "classic" cannot be separated from surrounding clutter,vehicles,people.
So kudos to you (I gather this is the current salutation)

As to the owl - I think it's an excellent image and can only applaud your grit and determination in pursuing your goal.
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Old 24-03-18, 11:15
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The most precious images are the ones that evoke memories, not necessarily the "best" technically.
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Old 25-03-18, 10:13
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you are very dedicated Mike, well done, getting those shots.

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Old 25-03-18, 11:30
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I'm very familiar with that issue at events! Generally having another exhibit in shot isn't too bad as long as it's compatible, but all too often this isn't the case anyway. Members of the public especially when using modern tech (like phones) do completely ruin the atmosphere & finding a good POV without them is certainly tricky. If there are better shots of the owl around I don't think I've seen them. From my point of view the only thing keeping yours from perfection is the fence in the background. I like both shots TFS!

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Old 27-03-18, 05:53
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nice pictures!
kudos to your work
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Old 27-03-18, 06:35
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Nice pictures shared!
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