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NPW UK

Lives in United Kingdom Cardiff, United Kingdom
Joined on May 22, 2009

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On photo Halo in the 1/4000th or faster challenge (12 comments in total)
In reply to:

Bren Dyer: Accepted. I have done similar myself

Apology gratefully accepted. Sorry if the thoughts in my original post were a little ambiguous. I'm glad we can still be 'friends' :-) .

See you around, Neil.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 15:37 UTC
On photo Halo in the 1/4000th or faster challenge (12 comments in total)
In reply to:

Bren Dyer: Accepted. I have done similar myself

If I ever do become a DPReview host Buzz, which I have contemplated from time to time, then you will be most welcome to enter any or all of my challenges as I hope I am still welcome to enter any that you set. It seems a shame that a miss read message should possibly spoil two peoples enjoyment.

All the best, Neil.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 23:14 UTC
On photo Halo in the 1/4000th or faster challenge (12 comments in total)
In reply to:

Bren Dyer: Accepted. I have done similar myself

Buzz Lightyear - You seem to be seeing 'an attitude' where only confusion and sadness existed. I was looking forward to entering the challenge until Bren let one person break his main stated rule for the challenge, namely "shutter speed must be 1/4000 or faster" .
Freezing objects with a very fast shutter in bright light is a very different type of challenge to using an ultra fast flash speed in a near or totally dark room with multi second exposures. Everything in the challenge description indicated that it was the former which is why I was so confused when Bren allowed a photo taken with a shutter speed at least 8000 times longer than specified in the challenge title.

If I was confused by this dramatic and highly unexpected change in the rules part way through the challenge then I'm sure others were / would be too. This confusing would no doubt have carried on to the voting phase which is why I decided reluctantly not to enter my photo into the challenge.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 23:06 UTC
On photo Halo in the 1/4000th or faster challenge (12 comments in total)
In reply to:

Bren Dyer: Accepted. I have done similar myself

I was just about to complain about this photo but now see that you have accepted it with a 2 second exposure! I'm confused? You have gone against your own main rule. If I am confused, others will be too so I won't be entering now :-(

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 10:28 UTC
On photo It's a Toblerone world in the Product Photography challenge (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

Steve Throndson: NPW - it's Neil, isn't it?
Great photo! Clever idea, and very skillfully done. Congratulations on a well-deserved first place!
Steve

Hi Steve,
Yes I am Neil. Thank you very much for your generous comment :-) .

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 07:07 UTC
On photo It's a Toblerone world in the Product Photography challenge (7 comments in total)

Thanks very much both. It was a close challenge! I was lucky to have won :-) .

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2015 at 12:02 UTC as 4th comment
On photo The sweet you can eat between meals without ruining your appetite. in the Milky Way challenge (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

zacharry: That's my favourite kinda milky way! This shot certainly stands out from the rest. I like it!

Thanks very much zacharry :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 00:09 UTC
On photo The sweet you can eat between meals without ruining your appetite. in the Milky Way challenge (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

Simon Dass: Bro... what the heck is this... ? LOL

Objective = Fail

Humour = Pass

This is my valid entry. You made no mention of what type of milky way photos you wanted. I'm afraid such astronomical marvels are not possible where I live so I entered what I could whilst still being on theme and within the rules.

As for humour...I did make you "LOL" ;-) .

The result was sadly the one I expected but it was nice to see some people appreciated my efforts. I'm delighted with my 5x5 points :-) .

Thank you all. Neil.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 00:07 UTC

A night shot at 1/8000 of a second! What a sensor ;-) .

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 09:12 UTC as 5th comment
On challenge High speed (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

vbuhay: Would roller coaster qualify?

They don't have a 'motor' so I don't think they should.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 16:30 UTC
On challenge Macro - Something Frosted or Frozen (2 comments in total)

In the link you posted Wikipedia concluded -

"In the digital age, a "true" macro photograph can be more practically defined as a photograph with a vertical subject height of 24 mm or less"

Sounds good to me :-) .

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 21:37 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Insert the cube in the Splash! Frozen in time. challenge (2 comments in total)

One mess!

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 13:21 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Splash! Frozen in time. (4 comments in total)

I was wondering if a digital copy from a slide or negative taken with an SLR would be allowed to enter? I have a photo I took some time ago that would fit nicely into your challenge :-) .

Thanks, Neil.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2015 at 00:05 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Mantis in the New Species challenge (11 comments in total)

Great shot and an amazing creature! Well done.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:32 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Like the kiss of an angel in the Creative Flash challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

sparkey2: Holy smuck, this is really good... Congrats for your win on a super image.
Now I will have to experiment to see if I can emulate it.

Thanks very much :-).

Good luck with emulating it. If you get stuck, drop me a line and I'll show you my setup.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 16:22 UTC
On photo Like the kiss of an angel in the Creative Flash challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

ackebous: Congratulations on your entries placing 1st and 2nd

Thank you very much. I am really pleased :-) .

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 16:21 UTC
On photo Like the kiss of an angel in the Creative Flash challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

tecnoworld: Would you share your technique?

I have sent you a PM :-) .

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 16:20 UTC
On challenge Zoom Burst (DSLR or similar cameras only) (2 comments in total)

Does a 'bridge' camera count as a similar camera to a DSLR for the purpose of this challenge?

Thanks, Neil.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 11:20 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Lizard1 in the Reptiles and Amphibians up close challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

NPW UK: 2059 seems to have been a popular year to photograph lizards!

Lets hope not as that date would be somewhat against the rules of the challenge :-/ . Saying that 2059 doesn't seem quite appropriate either.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 12:21 UTC
On photo Lizard1 in the Reptiles and Amphibians up close challenge (3 comments in total)

2059 seems to have been a popular year to photograph lizards!

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 09:12 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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