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    Challenge! March Symposium: The Small Sensor Look.

    I’d already posted an archive entry today but I had to show this sunset from a few minutes ago...
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    Challenge! March Symposium: The Small Sensor Look.

    Another G12 photo, from 2011.
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    What books are you reading for pleasure these days?

    A long long time ago ( I can still remember - oops, wrong thread ) I was studying David Copperfield at school. The whole class had got half way through the book, then the BBC adaptation started on TV and that was that for the rest of the year. So much easier than reading.
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    At the Royal Horticultural Society garden at Rosemoor in Devon
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    The legendary sixth Beatle?
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    Challenge! March Symposium: The Small Sensor Look.

    I would be perfectly happy with the IQ of the RX100 cameras if one of them was the only camera I could own. It’s the ergonomics that Sony still haven’t got right, for me at least. I’ve owned 3 ( 2x mk 1 and 1 x mk3) and each time I found something that annoyed the heck out of me eventually.
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    Show: Clocks, clock towers

    Lisbon (Arca da Rua Augusta)
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    Challenge! March Symposium: The Small Sensor Look.

    I gave my Marumi X3 lens a go on the front of my FZ200.
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    Nature Show Landscape

    Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, from Dun Carloway Broch
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    Challenge! March Symposium: The Small Sensor Look.

    It’s too cold and grey to venture outside today so here’s another from the archives (2011). My much missed little friend Archie, captured on a Canon G12, which despite its pretty useless viewfinder was a great camera.
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    Show: Clocks, clock towers

    The Market Hall, Kington, Herefordshire
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    Challenge! March Symposium: The Small Sensor Look.

    Sony HX7V - the Cactus garden at Guatiza, Lanzarote
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    Show Bridges

    That’s like the “swiss bridge” at the Hawkstone Estate in Shropshire, which is over a 30 ft deep ravine (eyes shut time!)
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    Challenge! March Symposium: The Small Sensor Look.

    I thought there was definite potential in the image, Barrie. I took the liberty of processing it myself in DistressedFX. A few crows always fill a blank area nicely 😁
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    Challenge! March Symposium: The Small Sensor Look.

    From the deep archives (2003) - still one of my favourite photos, taken on a stinking hot day in North Wales with a Canon Powershot A60.
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    What books are you reading for pleasure these days?

    I hadn’t heard that Carlos Ruiz Zafon had died, to be honest. He’s a great loss. Your theory sounds quite plausible, Miguel.
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    Show Clouds Sunrise/Sunset

    No clouds to speak of in this one, but a nice sun.
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    Micro 4/3 Micro 4/3 samples

    Herefordshire is great for astro and lunar photography, the skies are so dark outside the few towns. I got my few part-successful Milky Way shots from my back garden in Weobley!
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    What books are you reading for pleasure these days?

    So, what have I read recently... the final part of Louis de Bernieres’ Daniel Pitt trilogy, “The Autumn of the Ace”, which was funny, moving and melancholy in equal measure. Another Jo Nesbo book - not one of the Harry Hole canon, which I think has really run its course - “The Kingdom” was ok if...
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    What books are you reading for pleasure these days?

    I also very much enjoyed that series of books. In fact The Angel’s Game was an audiobook, read superbly by Dan Stevens (who some may remember as Matthew in Downton Abbey). I liked Labyrinth of the Spirits up until to the last section which seemed like an unnecessary coda to the main story.
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Hagar Qim megalithic site, Malta
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    Show Bridges

    The “Mathematical Bridge”, Cambridge
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    Show Bridges

    An old one on a pretty lo-fi Canon compact. The bridge at Cahors in SW France.
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Taken at the Fortaleza de Sagres, Portugal
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    B&W: Words/No Words

    Hints of this.... Famous Joy Division photo by Anton Corbijn
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    B&W: Words/No Words

    Well, I don’t know what’s going on with these cows. They’re back again today! They definitely weren’t to be seen yesterday. Weird....
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    Nature Spring is Springing

    Lovely weather today, mostly blue skies, fluffy clouds, 10C. And the daffs are coming out in the garden.
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    Challenge! A 'Lo-FI' A Day Challenge

    DistressedFX again
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    Micro 4/3 Micro 4/3 samples

    It seemed like a good day for the Dramatic Tone filter today
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    B&W: Words/No Words

    After the cows have gone...(I suspect I know where)
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    Show: Churches

    That’s Port Isaac, Andrew. I thought I’d get in before Leeland 😊
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    Small Sensor Symposium

    This sounds like a nice fun challenge. I can use my FZ200 and phone and maybe dust off the Panasonic TZ80 that gets very little use.
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    Show "Framed"

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    Alternative Browsers to Chrome

    On the Mac I have taken to using Safari after many years of using Chrome. It seems just as fast and it blocks trackers automatically. For Facebook I use Firefox which has a "stop Facebook from following you everywhere" extension built in.
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    Micro 4/3 Micro 4/3 samples

    My E-P5 came with a 14-42 II lens, which I was planning to sell. I may still do so, but it's not too bad and quite a useful little lens to have in the kitbag. I need to try it on some different subject matter before deciding. These are all from the raw files. I prefer the way Lightroom handles...
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    Edinburgh street scenes from 1960s

    Some great photos here by Robert Blomfield The Guardian
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    Pentax Tell us all about your Pentax Q - and please add your photographs!

    I had one a few years ago. I think it was the battery life that led to my disenchantment with it. Still tempted to get a Q7 but they’re only available from Japan, it seems, and Brexit is overwhelming the customs service as it is...anyway, here’s a selection.
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    Challenge! Cameraderie Photo Challenge #45: Looking to the Future

    2013 - this is my son Tom. It was a family holiday, just before he set off for a new adventure (living in Spain for a year, teaching English). This photo seemed to be a metaphor for his future journey.
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    Show "Framed"

    Pentax ME Super, Lomo 400
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    Show "Framed"

    A couple from Portugal (Silves and Carvoeiro)
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    Show "Framed"

    Smena 8M, probably Lomo 400
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    FZ200 Image Thread

    Trying out the FZ200 with the inevitable moon shot. This is with the 1.7x TC attached and with the digital zoom, so altogether it’s an equivalent 1200mm. Handheld, of course!
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