NPW UK

NPW UK

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

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On Hands Holding Heart in the A To Z - Letter H challenge (2 comments in total)
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kbColorado: 10.0

Thank you ever so much. 10 out of 5 is a very generous score :-D . I must congratulate you too on the quality of many of your challenge entries!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 10:22 UTC
On Exploding Planets in the High speed photography challenge (3 comments in total)

Good result Zhaark. I think you might have been pushing the 'No major PP' rule a bit considering how you have said this photo was constructed - " The photo is 6 images layered and merged into one image. The original image is the two big bubbles on the left side. 2nd image is the small bursting bubble on the left bottom side. 3rd, 4th and 5th image is the small white soap drops that resembles the stars on the lefthand side. 6th and final image is the bubbles on the righthand side, this image was flipped and added. Hope this explains a little about my photo " .

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 12:46 UTC as 1st comment
On Red. in the Lips (full color only) challenge (5 comments in total)

Yes. I thought my photo fitted the theme of the challenge and upuaut gave no indication that photos couldn't be re-entered. I am proud to have taken this photo and it is one of my favourites so I am always keen to enter it in a suitable challenge. I am taking new photos and when the right challenge comes around, I will enter these too :-) .

I took this one in October :
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=800154

Thanks, Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 17:56 UTC as 4th comment

Nice shot of the St Fagans Blacksmith. Whenever I go there the room is always heaving so I've so far failed to photograph it myself. Well done :-).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 19:15 UTC as 1st comment
On 5 of 5 in 5 in the Ad campaign: Five challenge (8 comments in total)

Many congrats Zhaark :-). This photo has done you well. I meant to enter my 5 metal ball photo but forgot. I doubt it would have changed the result ;-) . Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 09:26 UTC as 4th comment
On Brain scan upon arrival in China in the Laser Light challenge (1 comment in total)

What are they doing to this poor person? Was she ill? If she wasn't, why are they in the white overalls?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 22:23 UTC as 1st comment
On It's comp-licated challenge (2 comments in total)

I can't enter your challenge sorry. DPR uploads are not working :-(. I was really looking forward to this challenge too. Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 23:58 UTC as 1st comment

Hello,
I'm very sorry you didn't think my photo was appropriate. I took it with your challenge in mind and thought it looked enough like a pond to be valid.

Thanks for setting good challenges,

Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 18:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On Eat me! in the RED challenge (4 comments in total)

Thank you all for your very kind comments.

DougSchuch - It's true that I have entered this photo of my daughter three times before. This is due to it fittine the themes well and being one of my favourite photos. I examined the rules of the challenge and there was no mention that the photo had to be taken within any time frame, or that photos entered in previous challenges aren't allowed to be re-submited. If there was I would not have entered it. I'm afraid I don't have a huge catalogue of great photos to enter these challenges, so if one comes along in future that suits any of my photos, I will enter them and that includes this one. I can't see the harm if I'm obaying all the hosts rules.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 16:25 UTC as 1st comment
On Cabinet (furniture) challenge (1 comment in total)

A lot of people around the world seem to link the word 'cabinet' to kitchens but this is the meaning I am used to......
A small piece of furniture, shaped like a sloping desk, that contains drawers and pigeon-holes for the storage of small precious objects. The name is derived from the French cabinet, which came into use c. 1500.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 19:00 UTC as 1st comment
On Let's Do The Time Warp Again in the Challenge #1: Warp Drive challenge (4 comments in total)

My favourite. Excellently conceived and executed. This deserved to win.

Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 07:26 UTC as 2nd comment
On Numbers challenge (7 comments in total)

I think you've got you're 'Maximum number of entries in challenge' and 'Maximum number of entries per user' mixed up. :-) .
Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 07:05 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Alien embryo! in the Outsiders challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Gehyra: You need kelp.

LOL . Nice one :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 06:20 UTC
On Stop Staring at Me ! challenge (5 comments in total)
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Midwest: It should have just been called the 'anything with visible eyes' challenge, because 90% of what was entered had eyes on it but nothing whatever to do with the stated theme of the challenge, that the viewer should 'stop staring at me'. What a waste of time to enter when the theme and entries have nothing to do with each other or the judging.

As far as I can tell, people have entered exactly what the challenge setter asked for. Maybe you have taken the theme in a different way to most people.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 07:19 UTC
On Cool blue. in the Five Layers of Heaven challenge (2 comments in total)
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rossdoyle: Cool! Where is this?

Hi Ross. I'm glad you like it :-) .

It is the rear of whats knows as the 'wave' car park in Cardiff, Wales. Here are two links to some official photos of it and a video clip of the lights in action and details of how it was made :-

http://www.basestructures.com/projects/exterior/mscp-cardiff.html

http://www.basestructures.com/projects/case-studies/mscp-cardiff-case-study.html

I was very lucky as the lights weren't on when I went to photograph it as the control box had broke. The kind man in charge switched them on constant for me for 15 mins, long enough for me to get this shot. Thanks again for doing that Jeff :-) .

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 23:28 UTC
On Hatchling in the Newspaper article: Bee concerned? challenge (9 comments in total)

Great shot! Much more DOF than I would have expected at this magnification, aperture and sensor. Nice :-).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 21:04 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Hard liquor in the Capture the moment challenge (10 comments in total)
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NPW UK: I won! :-) . Thank you all very much for your kind votes.

I stayed up late for the result so I could post the link to my set up nice and early.

I hope it helps someone :-) . Just ask if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer but take into account that this was my first ever try at high speed photography.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/64526740@N08/sets/72157633356166647/

Neil.

No, these are my only attempts so far. I would love to try water balloons but they would need to be outside the box as I think it would get too messy/wet. You should have seen how much mess i made of the inside of the box when I thought a raw egg was hard boiled!!!! I'm keen to have a go at water balloons on a still winter’s night. I did use balloons popped with a pin to practice with the sound trigger initially to get the idea of roughly how far away from the gun it would need to be. I will add a photo of one of my balloon test shots on the same link as above.
All the best,
Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 20:35 UTC
On Hard liquor in the Capture the moment challenge (10 comments in total)

Thanks very much for the great comment all! :-)

Gordzam, they can sleep safe at nights as it's only an old pellet gun ;-) .

Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 20:18 UTC as 1st comment
On Hard liquor in the Capture the moment challenge (10 comments in total)
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gordzam: Yes, it would be interesting to see the setup. Thanks!

Please see link above. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 00:15 UTC
On Hard liquor in the Capture the moment challenge (10 comments in total)

I won! :-) . Thank you all very much for your kind votes.

I stayed up late for the result so I could post the link to my set up nice and early.

I hope it helps someone :-) . Just ask if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer but take into account that this was my first ever try at high speed photography.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/64526740@N08/sets/72157633356166647/

Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 00:05 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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