old joe

old joe

Lives in United Kingdom Stroud, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired Electrician
Has a website at www.oldjoesphotos.co.uk
Joined on Nov 21, 2012
About me:

took up photography after seeing a "misty water" shot and wanted to know how it was done. have had dslr for about 5 yrs now. i use a Pentax as it was a name that to me has been there since i can remember, i now have a K5 and am a long way from reaching the limits of what that can do. i do not shoot any thing in particular but i do not do people, as in portraits, do not do sports or birds.getting to quite like wide angle and macro/close up subjects

old joe's recent activity

  • Submitted a challenge entry A Fairbairn Steam Crane at Bristol UK
    an old steam driven crane which must have been horrendous to work in with the boiler inside the metal body plus the noise when it was lifting.
    Placed 49th in the challenge. an old steam driven crane which must have been horrendous to work in with the boiler inside the metal body plus the noise when it was lifting.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Border Dancers
    similar to Morris dancing but theses dress in black not white and paint themselves black as when they danced years ago the revenue men would try to arrest them for not paying tax but with faces blacked out they could not be recognised.
    Placed 18th in the challenge. similar to Morris dancing but theses dress in black not white and paint themselves black as when they danced years ago the revenue men would try to arrest them for not paying tax but with faces blacked out they could not be recognised.
  • Submitted a challenge entry My Bum Was Too Big
    a water balloon burst
    Placed 8th in the challenge. a water balloon burst
  • this has to be mine, first serious attempt at it but did have the perfect storm for it. 01:30 in the morning, July 17th
  • Submitted a challenge entry Leaning Tower of Power
    taken on a walk along the banks of the River Severn, processed in CS5
    Placed 43rd in the challenge. taken on a walk along the banks of the River Severn, processed in CS5
  • Submitted a challenge entry Lynmouth,UK
    Placed 8th in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Playing with Fire
    Placed 110th in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Staring into the Void
    Placed 14th in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Reflect on whats been lost
    derelict factory in the docks area of Gloucester,uk
    Placed 3rd in the challenge. derelict factory in the docks area of Gloucester,uk
  • Commented on Whitby Harbour in the Fishing Village challenge

    hardly a village

  • Commented on Street Photography challenge

    how much clearer do want it "Characters at STROUD Saturday Market"

  • Submitted a challenge entry Turnstile
    you passed through this to cross the River Severn to Wales before the Severn bridge was built. Bob Dylan did it apparently on his way to a gig in Newport.
    Placed 92nd in the challenge. you passed through this to cross the River Severn to Wales before the Severn bridge was built. Bob Dylan did it apparently on his way to a gig in Newport.
  • a large stained glass window that depicts only one scene which is a rarity for a window of this size so i am told
    Placed 19th in the challenge. a large stained glass window that depicts only one scene which is a rarity for a window of this size so i am told
  • Submitted a challenge entry The Violinist
    a young lad busking with people rushing  by  so i isolated him from them into his own space 
 black and white allowed this far better than the colour version
    Placed 19th in the challenge. a young lad busking with people rushing by so i isolated him from them into his own space black and white allowed this far better than the colour version
  • Replied in Pentax macro
    Sigma 105mm is as good as the Pentax for iq, if you can find one as they were discontinued for Pentax in 2013, it also has an af/mf switch which would make catch in focus easy to use ,  the Tamron ...
  • Replied in Hope.
    a very evokative image, do you want to know what he is thinking, would you really want to know they could be very dark thoughts.
  • thanks for taking the time to look and comment. with the vignette, this is not the first time it has not been liked on a photo but on this it hid a slight blow out in the sky:-D  the" bridge"  is ...
  • Created discussions Some guidance please
    have done these and would like to know whether i am doing the right thing with the subjects chosen and my use of silver efex as the main processing Keep Out The Violinist Scaling The Heights Ropes ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Tranquility
    empty beach,empty chairs, peace
    Placed 14th in the challenge. empty beach,empty chairs, peace
  • Submitted a challenge entry Passing Through
    Placed 59th in the challenge.
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