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Postby Mojan » Thu 4 Aug 2005 21:49 GMT

Yes, I can see how 'Daleks' would come to mind Ruggie :lol:

After I had taken the photo I proceeded down to the ground floor, where they had postcards of the Queen Victoria Building for sale and I couldn't help noticing that on their postcard of the clock, the photographer must have stood in the exact same position that I had chosen!! :roll:
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Postby ruggie » Fri 5 Aug 2005 21:07 GMT

I like your Photo of the Week, Kay. Slightly decrepit look - not so lovingly maintained as this one
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which I think some BE folks have seen before.

I'm surprised, actually. The Indian locos in the Great Railway Journeys of the World TV documentary many years ago (Max Hastings?) were lovingly polished. Maybe times are changing, or maybe it's only mainline locos that get the treatment, not locals and shunting engines.
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Postby Kay » Sat 6 Aug 2005 00:27 GMT

Thanks, Ruggie.

The rail museum in Delhi is a fantastic place to take photos. I took my then new camera out and took almost 100 photos in a couple of hours. Most of them were a bit abstract as I admit to not having a clue about trains or how they work.

Anyone interested in reading more about Indian trains might like to read my article about the Fairy Queen here:
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Or you can read about another train journey - Rowena Carr-Allinson's trip on the Eastern and Oriental Express here:
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Night time on River Street

Postby Savannah_Alan » Wed 10 Aug 2005 05:14 GMT

Finally got some time to go play with my new camera.
This is a view of Savannah River Street from Hutchinson Island (click for larger image).

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Goshen Road Church

Postby Savannah_Alan » Wed 10 Aug 2005 05:19 GMT

This is a pretty little church in the town where I actually live. It's easier to say I live in Savannah, but Rincon is small town about 25 miles outside of Savannah. This church lies in the median of the main road that runs through town. (click for larger image).



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Postby ruggie » Wed 10 Aug 2005 07:21 GMT

It works! Nice pics, Alan.
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Postby Mojan » Wed 10 Aug 2005 09:41 GMT

Lovely photos Alan, the colours in the daytime shot of the church are very crisp and clear.
The reflection of the lights on the water in the night time scene is very pretty and the water looks so calm and peaceful.
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Postby ruggie » Wed 10 Aug 2005 11:12 GMT

Had a bit of fun at a local Son et Lumière show, using ISO800 and 1600 film. Very noisy scans, so I played around in Photoshop to make them interesting. Here are two silhouettes of the cameraman videoing the show.

http://www.dontstoptheworld.com/DSTWimages/Cameraman1.jpg
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Postby Dave » Wed 10 Aug 2005 13:56 GMT

Alan, nice pics - I especially like the colour contrasts in your night-time photo.

Ruggie, I really liked your first cameraman - very dramatic. I didn't get the full impact of the second one as it was a bit too up and down for my browser (I'm on a Mac OS8.6 at the moment). :(
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Postby Kay » Wed 10 Aug 2005 15:18 GMT

Some more great photos, thanks.

Alan, I also like the way you've framed yours. It makes them look like professional postcards. That might be something we could try too.
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Postby JayneR » Wed 10 Aug 2005 22:14 GMT

Wow, Alan, those are amazing photos. Crystal clear. The border really makes them even more striking. I love the church.

Ruggie, I like yours too. I love the silhouette against the sky idea. It reminded me of this. Might give you an idea to mess around with.

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I know this board is for members' own photos, but I just put this here to show you cos I think it's a great idea.

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Postby ruggie » Thu 11 Aug 2005 12:12 GMT

Just for the record, here's the 'before & after' for the cameraman pic:

BEFORE
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(Thanks, Alan, for the help in posting a 'click-to-enlarge' image - see Making the Most of the Internet).

What did I do?

- crop to get a more striking composition
- blur to reduce the noise (little white spots) in the dark areas
- play with Levels to darken and lighten the extremes, then shift the mid-point to get the red sky
- sharpen a bit to compensate for the blurring

When you shoot in conditions that give you mediocre results, use them as source material for 'art'....
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Photo of the Week - 12 August 2005

Postby Dave » Fri 12 Aug 2005 20:31 GMT

PotW for 12 August is Alan's church.

(Alan, in your description I took the liberty of replacing "median" with "central reservation" - which is what I think the bit in the middle of a dual carriageway is usually called in the UK. Hope that's OK.)
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Postby Graeme » Fri 12 Aug 2005 21:42 GMT

Here in Canada, central reservation has a whole different meaning :?
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Re: Photo of the Week - 12 August 2005

Postby Savannah_Alan » Sat 13 Aug 2005 00:22 GMT

DrDaveHPP wrote:PotW for 12 August is Alan's church.

(Alan, in your description I took the liberty of replacing "median" with "central reservation" - which is what I think the bit in the middle of a dual carriageway is usually called in the UK. Hope that's OK.)


Of course David. I've been here too long :? . I found myself typing "y'all" to someone earlier today :oops: . Help!!! And thanks for the POTW.

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