NPW UK

NPW UK

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Joined on May 22, 2009

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  • Commented on Rest in peace in the photoshop composite challenge

    Thanks very much :-). Well spotted regarding the proportions. I did reduce the width of the painting slightly to make it fit better in the frame and still look as though the people had a chance of...

  • Commented on Rest in peace in the photoshop composite challenge

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

  • Commented on Rest in peace in the photoshop composite challenge

    I agree about the hand. It's probably my least favourite bit of my photo. I guess it's due to it being my first attempt at this kind of thing and he does seem to have really long fingers!
    I'm sorry...

  • Commented on Rest in peace in the photoshop composite challenge

    Thanks very much. You are very kind :-)

  • Replied in Not me! (nt)
    Thanks Dan for extending the challenge by a week. That should give us all time to take and get our photos in after we have recovered from Christmas :-) . Good luck to all those who enter. Neil.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Rest in peace
    I went to our museum and photographed a painting with this chair underneath it. I found a suitable painting on-line, printed it off, and then photographed it. I layered this photo on top of the original painting after cutting around part of it.
 
This is my first (and only) attempt at 'Out Of Bounds' photography. The painting is :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Entombment_of_Christ_(Caravaggio)
    Placed 1st in the challenge. I went to our museum and photographed a painting with this chair underneath it. I found a suitable painting on-line, printed it off, and then photographed it. I layered this photo on top of the original painting after cutting around part of it. This is my first (and only) attempt at 'Out Of Bounds' photography. The painting is :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Entombment_of_Christ_(Caravaggio)
  • Dan, I've just noticed that the challenge entries finish on Christmas Day so I was wondering if you were going to add the usual festive weeks extension to the challenge? I think a lot of people ...
  • That's the most un Christmassy theme I think we've ever had at this time of year, and for a challenge whose entries end on Christmas Day too! ;-) . All the best to all those who enter, Neil.
  • Commented on Eye'll bee seeing you in the The Devil's in the Detail challenge

    Hi AV,
    Sorry about the delay in replying. It's been a busy weekend. The cone is just a piece of thin card formed into a cone with the right size openings to fit over the front of the lens and to...

  • Commented on Eye'll bee seeing you in the The Devil's in the Detail challenge

    Here is what one of those 0.05mm's looks like on the left :-

    http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5806865940/photos/3071402/hoverfly-both

    Neil.

  • Commented on Eye'll bee seeing you in the The Devil's in the Detail challenge

    Thanks very much Loch :-) . Please see my answer to AV Janus below. Neil.

  • Commented on Eye'll bee seeing you in the The Devil's in the Detail challenge

    Thanks very much Loch :-) . Please see my answer to AV Janus below. I think with this set up I could get down to intervals of about 0.01mm for really small subjects but the DOF at that...

  • Commented on Eye'll bee seeing you in the The Devil's in the Detail challenge

    Thanks very much AV. I have slowly being planning and putting together a photomicrography set up in my attic for about a year and this is the first ever photo I took with it :-) . I used an...

  • Commented on Eye'll bee seeing you in the The Devil's in the Detail challenge

    Thank you very much Rod. I'm glad you like my photo. I'm very proud of it :-) . Neil.

  • Well, I've entered. I'm sorry for the poor quality of the shots as I did them both in a rush last night. Very busy here at the mo and I haven't fully got my head around the challenge theme either. ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Infinate repitition
    This Romanesco cauliflower is probably the best example of a natural fractal with it's logarithmic spirals.
    Placed 10th in the challenge. This Romanesco cauliflower is probably the best example of a natural fractal with it's logarithmic spirals.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Eye'll bee seeing you
    I clipped a Raynox MSN-202 to the end of my lens and took 62 photos of this hoverfly's head, each shot was focussed approximately 0.05mm (0.002 inches or 50 microns) apart. These photos were then stacked together using Zerene Stacker. The hoverfly was found on a windowsill. I think he had been there for some time as his eyes had started to break down (the paler areas). The photo shows a view of about 3mm (0.1 inches) across.
    Placed 1st in the challenge. I clipped a Raynox MSN-202 to the end of my lens and took 62 photos of this hoverfly's head, each shot was focussed approximately 0.05mm (0.002 inches or 50 microns) apart. These photos were then stacked together using Zerene Stacker. The hoverfly was found on a windowsill. I think he had been there for some time as his eyes had started to break down (the paler areas). The photo shows a view of about 3mm (0.1 inches) across.
  • Commented on Frankenfly in the Processing Techniques: Stacking challenge

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

  • Well done on a great result with a stunning photo. There is no way my camera could take this! Is the total exposure 180 seconds or 6 x 180 seconds? I know nothing about space photography but it...

  • Commented on Frankenfly in the Processing Techniques: Stacking challenge

    Thank you very much :-)

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