NPW UK

NPW UK

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

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  • Hi Buckshot, I'm glad you didn't mind me choosing the theme after. Dan did try and contact you but his email bounced back so he went with my idea instead. Have you changed your email address? It's ...
  • 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....

  • Hi all, We still need at least 2 entries in the Main section to get a full points challenge. You still have 5 hours to take and enter your photos so go for it! You have to be in it to win it ;-) . ...
  • I don't know if this will reassure you a bit Leanne and Zhaark, but our garden (and probably many more this side of the world) is well past it's prettiest and is mainly green. Most of the flowers ...
  • Commented on FEAR ** READ THE RULES ** challenge

    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...

  • Commented on Get High or Get Low challenge

    Cue lots of photos from planes ;-) .

  • Submitted a challenge entry Pollinator in action
    These flowers are in the genus Myosotis and often called Forget-Me-Nots. The flowers are around 5mm to 8mm (0.2 to 0.3 inches) across.
    Placed 34th in the challenge. These flowers are in the genus Myosotis and often called Forget-Me-Nots. The flowers are around 5mm to 8mm (0.2 to 0.3 inches) across.
  • The colour of that sky is Natural?...WOW!

  • Submitted a challenge entry Out of phase with reality.
    No smoke or dust but reflections/refractions in mirrors and candle wax. I took three 12 inch square mirror tiles, placed one of them on the floor, supported the other two so they rested vertically and came together to make a corner of mirrored surfaces. I then carefully lined up the cream candle (which is a five inch hollow cube with 77 holes in its exterior walls) on the mirrors then angled my camera at a 45 degrees making sure everything was symmetrical which produced the reflections and reflections of reflections. I darkened the room so the only light was from the candle itself and the red laser beam. The beam was shining from the right. Where it hit the candle seemed to twinkle and ‘disintegrate’ or ‘phase’ out of normal space. It looked like I could put my fingers straight through it! The beam spread out and reflected throughout the candle. It looked very unworldly and unnatural. The top wasn’t affected as the light from the candle was stronger than the laser was there.
    Placed 9th in the challenge. No smoke or dust but reflections/refractions in mirrors and candle wax. I took three 12 inch square mirror tiles, placed one of them on the floor, supported the other two so they rested vertically and came together to make a corner of mirrored surfaces. I then carefully lined up the cream candle (which is a five inch hollow cube with 77 holes in its exterior walls) on the mirrors then angled my camera at a 45 degrees making sure everything was symmetrical which produced the reflections and reflections of reflections. I darkened the room so the only light was from the candle itself and the red laser beam. The beam was shining from the right. Where it hit the candle seemed to twinkle and ‘disintegrate’ or ‘phase’ out of normal space. It looked like I could put my fingers straight through it! The beam spread out and reflected throughout the candle. It looked very unworldly and unnatural. The top wasn’t affected as the light from the candle was stronger than the laser was there.
  • There is more to gardens than flowers. How about a pleasant patio area, garden ornaments or statues, the moon poking through the clouds seen through the bare branches and twigs of a tree in your ...
  • I guess an alternatively named theme for certain parts of the world would be 'In my yard' ;-) . Good luck all, Neil.
  • Submitted a challenge entry I spy with my little eye.....
    .....something beginning with 'F'. Fly or Frog...you decide :-) .
    Placed 11th in the challenge. .....something beginning with 'F'. Fly or Frog...you decide :-) .
  • How do you get that effect Steve? It looks great. Is it a filter or do you do it the hard way? Thanks, Neil.
  • Commented on Frankenfly! in the fankenlens challenge

    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...

  • Commented on Tomato closeup in the fankenlens challenge

    I'm glad you said what it is as I would have guessed an 'alien autopsy'! Interesting lighting.

  • Commented on Sugar and Salt in the fankenlens challenge

    Always fascinating to see things like this up so close. Lovely and sharp where in focus though you seem to have some focus banding problems most noticeably on the right of the central square. Is it...

  • Commented on Fly in the fankenlens challenge

    Out of interest, what is a 'CD-ROM lens'? I've never heard of one of those before. Thanks, Neil.

  • Submitted a challenge entry Eggsplosion!
    Taken in a modified cardboard box on the table in my pitch black living room. The eggs were lit by one flash gun from above that was connected to a sound trigger. The inside of the box was painted white to reflect the light from the flash all around the eggs.
    Placed 1st in the challenge. Taken in a modified cardboard box on the table in my pitch black living room. The eggs were lit by one flash gun from above that was connected to a sound trigger. The inside of the box was painted white to reflect the light from the flash all around the eggs.
  • Submitted a challenge entry THEATRE
    This is the sign above the door of one of my local theatres.
    Placed 24th in the challenge. This is the sign above the door of one of my local theatres.
  • Commented on Waiting for you in the Macro - Jewelry challenge

    I love the photo but isn't it in the wrong challenge?

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