NPW UK

NPW UK

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

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On Frankenfly in the Processing Techniques: Stacking challenge (4 comments in total)
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MarioSS: Well done...and frightening!

Thank you very much :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 19:02 UTC
On Saturn Stack in the Processing Techniques: Stacking challenge (3 comments in total)
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NPW UK: I can see how Saturn and its rings is the average of all the photos but wouldn't the average of the 'space' around it be about the same colour grey as in the left photo? How did you get it to be such a pure black? Just burning in that area? Thanks.

Right.....I think that is beyond my knowledge or software or both ;-) . I'll have to look into it as it seems like a useful tool. Thanks :-) .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 07:54 UTC
On P1090775-b in the Sense of Humor challenge (1 comment in total)

Your photo made me smile :-) . I think it would do well in the 'Natures bad hair day' challenge.

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=10050

Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 14:11 UTC as 1st comment
On Dragon in the Smoke Figures challenge (1 comment in total)

Well done Leanne. I thought this would be in with a good chance of winning.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 10:27 UTC as 1st comment
On If Carlsberg did ceilings......... in the Top is the limit - ceilings challenge (1 comment in total)

Thank you all so much for voting my photo into 1st place :-). I'm really happy that you like it. Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 10:23 UTC as 1st comment
On Saturn Stack in the Processing Techniques: Stacking challenge (3 comments in total)

I can see how Saturn and its rings is the average of all the photos but wouldn't the average of the 'space' around it be about the same colour grey as in the left photo? How did you get it to be such a pure black? Just burning in that area? Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 22:50 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Processing Techniques: Selective Desaturation challenge (9 comments in total)
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gfa5775: Pretty sad looking entries. Like the example, I would interpret desaturation as desaturating color channels on the entire photo which can create a unique look, most of these are basic selective coloring of objects and a lot of great example why you would never want to use this cheesy gimmick.

Hello again,
I'm glad to say we can go father as I can understand the difference between those two methods of selectively desaturating colours in a photo. I've just typed 'Selective desaturation' into Google and it came up with over 200,000 links. Below are three from the first page all of which selectively desaturate colours in photos in different ways, but non do so by just deselecting a single colour channel or two. JamesD28's example did seem to use the colour channel desaturation method of achieving the result but it was just that, an 'example'. He said in the rules that we could "Feel free to process the image in any way" and not just the one method he used in his example. I hope you can understand my reasoning now :-) .

http://www.digitalphotoguides.com/decolor.html

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/howtos/how_make_your_photos_pop_selective_desaturation?page=0,0

http://www.tutorvid.com/photoshop-tutorial/how-toselective-desaturation-with-adobe-photoshop/

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 21:46 UTC
On Processing Techniques: Selective Desaturation challenge (9 comments in total)
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gfa5775: Pretty sad looking entries. Like the example, I would interpret desaturation as desaturating color channels on the entire photo which can create a unique look, most of these are basic selective coloring of objects and a lot of great example why you would never want to use this cheesy gimmick.

In the example photo I can see one area that is totally desaturated (sky) and another that is partially desaturated (floor and people). How is that significantly different to the majority of peoples entries?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 09:41 UTC
On DSCF8821 in the Sense of Humor challenge (1 comment in total)

Great capture! I think I would have cropped in somewhat closer to the 'action' though. I would have cropped off the blokes head on the right and his shadow and maybe a bit off the top of the trees too. Well spotted :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 12:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Processing Techniques: Selective Desaturation challenge (9 comments in total)
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gfa5775: Pretty sad looking entries. Like the example, I would interpret desaturation as desaturating color channels on the entire photo which can create a unique look, most of these are basic selective coloring of objects and a lot of great example why you would never want to use this cheesy gimmick.

Yes, I have entered a photo to this challenge. I take it from what you have said that you are not going to be entering. That is sad as I was keen to see at least one 'correct' entry if what you say about everybody else's entries is true. Never mind. Best of luck with your future challenge entries.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 12:16 UTC
On Processing Techniques: Selective Desaturation challenge (9 comments in total)
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gfa5775: Pretty sad looking entries. Like the example, I would interpret desaturation as desaturating color channels on the entire photo which can create a unique look, most of these are basic selective coloring of objects and a lot of great example why you would never want to use this cheesy gimmick.

Please show us how it is done then. You should have no trouble in winning if all the entries are as bad as you say they are.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 22:50 UTC
On You make my heart glow. in the Candle Holders challenge (2 comments in total)
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Nandoclp: beautiful...

Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 07:51 UTC
On Old Photo Frame. challenge (1 comment in total)

As some have been entered I thought I'd check if frames around paintings are valid too? Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:07 UTC as 1st comment
On Just Fine for Wine in the Goblets challenge (4 comments in total)

What a great idea and well executed. Just a shame your finger prints are on the right hand glass. What is the mesh? Chicken wire? Thanks, Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:31 UTC as 3rd comment
On Nikon Coolpix Series challenge (2 comments in total)

So the earlier 'just a number' Coolpixes aren't invited to the party? I have one of those. Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 22:31 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Pollinator in action in the Harmony of Colours in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)
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Frenchfx: I have to ask, what gear did you use to capture this, it's an amazing shot, so sharp. Very nice.

Hello Frenchfx,
I'm glad you like my entry in the 'Harmony of Colours in Nature' challenge. I used my trusty old Fujifilm S100fs (my only camera) and a Raynox DCR-150 clipped onto the end of it.

The Hoverfly was originally hanging upside down but I flipped the photo as it looked more natural this way .

All the best,

Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 00:41 UTC
On FEAR ** READ THE RULES ** challenge (11 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: Next challenge: "Control Freaks."

Only 100 ISO, SOOC photos of the host allowed. No cropping.

The rules in your 'challenge' Jim sound the same as if I was using my old slide film again, so I'm up for that. These youngsters don't realise how easy they have it with all this cropping, post processing and changing of ISO at will we have now! ;-) .

Neil.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 10:16 UTC
On Get High or Get Low challenge (8 comments in total)

Cue lots of photos from planes ;-) .

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 10:07 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Dalat evening twilight in the Harmony of Colours in Nature challenge (1 comment in total)

The colour of that sky is Natural?...WOW!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 10:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Frankenfly! in the fankenlens challenge (2 comments in total)
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cjf2: Wow that got you close!

I could have got twice as close as I had to zoom back to just under 200mm to get the head in! I'm really looking forward to future attempts but it's just too hot in my attic at the mo. It was 33C up there today!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 21:59 UTC
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