NPW UK

NPW UK

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

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  • Commented on Macro - Animal Parts challenge

    Does the 'basic retouching' rule prevent people from entering stacked macro photos? It's impossible to get any kind of DOF with proper macro photos (not the inside of butchers shops!) without...

  • Commented on Eggsplosion! in the Sound trigger challenge

    I'd like to give a BIG thank you to all those who voted for my photos. It's great to have been placed 1st and 2nd, and to win with a 4+ average...WOW! :-D . Neil.

  • Commented on Eggsplosion! in the Sound trigger challenge

    I'd like to give a BIG thank you to all those who voted for my photos. It's great to have been placed 1st and 2nd, and to win with a 4+ average too...WOW! :-D . Neil.

  • Commented on Alien embryo! in the Alien challenge

    Hi,
    I think you have got it just about right. I have never seen these on a beach before or since. I guess there must have been a storm from an unusual wind direction that washed them all ashore.

  • Submitted a challenge entry Shattered
    This empty sherry glass was fired on using an old pellet gun and one of these sound triggers :-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sound-Trigger-Mini-for-High-Speed-Photography-/161419724736?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25955d87c0

The flash gun was my 28 year old Miranda MAF-32.
    Placed 2nd in the challenge. This empty sherry glass was fired on using an old pellet gun and one of these sound triggers :- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sound-Trigger-Mini-for-High-Speed-Photography-/161419724736?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25955d87c0 The flash gun was my 28 year old Miranda MAF-32.
  • 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 Alien embryo!
    I found this alien embryo while walking on the beach. It was in the process of absorbing calcium and other minerals from rocks to produce it's exoskeleton. I'm sure It was getting bigger before my eyes! Even at this very young age it had tremendous strength! It was impossible to pry the rock from the grip of it's many tentacle like arms. It was even holding on to the rock with it's tail :-0 

I saw more than two dozen of these embryos on my walk at which point I decided to flee the area while I still could.

 Be warned, They are coming! THEY ARE COMING!!!
    Placed 2nd in the challenge. I found this alien embryo while walking on the beach. It was in the process of absorbing calcium and other minerals from rocks to produce it's exoskeleton. I'm sure It was getting bigger before my eyes! Even at this very young age it had tremendous strength! It was impossible to pry the rock from the grip of it's many tentacle like arms. It was even holding on to the rock with it's tail :-0 I saw more than two dozen of these embryos on my walk at which point I decided to flee the area while I still could. Be warned, They are coming! THEY ARE COMING!!!
  • Thank you all very much for the lovely comments. I am delighted to have won (and come second ;-) ) .

    Barry - No, the room was in total darkness. I had my son on light switch duties so I could aim...

  • Commented on Leaves and Stream in the Shades of Yellow in Nature challenge

    A beautiful scene. Thanks for showing us.

  • Commented on We're Here in the Alien challenge

    LOL!

  • Commented on Tribute to an Alien friend in the Alien challenge

    RIP Mr Spock. Sad day :-( .

  • Commented on Tribute to an Alien friend in the Alien challenge

    RIP Mr Spock. Thanks for the memories.

  • Submitted a challenge entry Going out with a bang!
    This glass Christmas bauble was filed with lemon and lime jelly/jello and shot with a pellet gun. 
I used off camera flash at approximately 40,000th of a second to help freeze the motion, and a sound trigger to help capture just the right moment. 
The bauble was inside a modified cardboard box which prevented risk of danger or damage.
    Placed 1st in the challenge. This glass Christmas bauble was filed with lemon and lime jelly/jello and shot with a pellet gun. I used off camera flash at approximately 40,000th of a second to help freeze the motion, and a sound trigger to help capture just the right moment. The bauble was inside a modified cardboard box which prevented risk of danger or damage.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Green fingered
    Placed 2nd in the challenge.
  • Commented on Like the kiss of an angel in the Smoke And Steam challenge

    Thank you very much for all the lovely comments :-) . It is one of my favourite photos. Neil.

  • Thank you so much fmpicture. I'm really glad you like them :-) .
  • Hi ysal. Thank you very much :-) . Yes, he had been dead for some time hence the slightly decomposed eye (the light areas).
  • Thank you very much djddpr. My set up is very basic compared to some I have seen on the net but it works for me :-) .
  • Hello all, This is my first post on the Panasonic forum as I have never owned one but am currently considering buying one. Here are a few photos I have taken with my Fujifilm S100fs. Here is a link ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Like the kiss of an angel
    Smoke came from an incense cone.
    Placed 1st in the challenge. Smoke came from an incense cone.
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