Graeme Davidson

Graeme Davidson

Lives in United Kingdom Scotland, United Kingdom
Works as a ICT
Joined on Jan 9, 2006

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On Futurescape in the Faux UFO challenge (13 comments in total)

Apologies, Angelo for getting your username wrong.

Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2011 at 16:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Futurescape in the Faux UFO challenge (13 comments in total)

Thank you bibilo57 and jmgir!

Jmgir, I've looked into the reflection some more but canot replicate what you are seeing. If I take a foot square mirror, place it horizontal about a foot in front of me and hold a phone a foot above it in the same orientation as the craft, I see the underside of the phone and it's pointing into the picture like I have on the entry.

If you would like me to, I can temporarily put an image in my gallery that shows it as you describe but it looks wrong to me. Let me know if you'd like to see it done that way - I'm happy to oblige!

Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2011 at 16:05 UTC as 2nd comment | 6 replies
On Futurescape in the Faux UFO challenge (13 comments in total)

Thank you Jorge!

When this image was created a while back, the reflection came into debate on another forum. You can see an example of the refection inverted on that forum but that didn't look quite right either!

You can see the thread at http://www.talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?49722-Futuristic-collage&highlight=

Let me know if the inverted version on that thread looks more natural.

As a thought experiment - if the UFO were to be substituted by a bridge, would the reflection point out of the frame? I think the UFO reflection is a complex issue in that it is not an inverson that is required but a complete redraw of the object as seen from a different angle dictated by the viewer position and height of the craft above the water. I definitely fudged an approximation on this drawing though :o)

Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2011 at 17:15 UTC as 5th comment
On Montrose over Scurdie Ness in the Must have series: 25 challenge (10 comments in total)

Thank you Angelo. It took a fair bit of planning, some extremely good luck with the weather and a journey in the early hours!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2011 at 23:32 UTC as 4th comment
On love is in the air in the Web campaign: Dating site challenge (5 comments in total)

Wonderful shot - well deserved win. Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2011 at 20:25 UTC as 1st comment
On FountainPen in the Fountain Pen challenge (11 comments in total)

Excellent shot - Congratulations on the win!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2011 at 07:10 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Slow Traffic This Lane in the Slow challenge (17 comments in total)

Excellent shot - congratulations!

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 09:23 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Typhoon in the Transportation Photography challenge (23 comments in total)

Great shot - well done! Congratulations on the win.

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 21:44 UTC as 6th comment
On Montrose over Scurdie Ness in the Must have series: 25 challenge (10 comments in total)

A very big thank you to everyone who voted for my picture and for the kind comments. Congratulations to all the other fine entries.

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2011 at 22:13 UTC as 7th comment
On - in the Heat challenge (1 comment in total)

A big thank you to everyone that voted. Congratulations to the winner!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2011 at 22:42 UTC as 1st comment
On Indiscriminate Fire in the ~ Fire ~ challenge (1 comment in total)

Thank you to everyone that voted for my picture!

Congratulations to the winner.

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2011 at 21:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Moonrise at Scurdie Ness in the ~ The (( 1st )) one of the (( 1st )) ~ challenge (1 comment in total)

Thank you to everyone that voted - lots of great images to be seen!

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2011 at 18:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Moonrise at Scurdie Ness in the Lighthouse challenge (20 comments in total)

Thank you *From His Garden* and *Ben* for your kind praise and support!

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2011 at 20:07 UTC as 3rd comment
On Moonrise at Scurdie Ness in the Lighthouse challenge (20 comments in total)

No worries at all, *ser dpreview*.

Kind regards,

Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2011 at 21:54 UTC as 6th comment
On Moonrise at Scurdie Ness in the Lighthouse challenge (20 comments in total)

Thank you for your very kind comment James!

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2011 at 19:57 UTC as 8th comment
On Moonrise at Scurdie Ness in the Lighthouse challenge (20 comments in total)

Thank you afb2x!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2011 at 18:47 UTC as 10th comment
On Moonrise at Scurdie Ness in the Lighthouse challenge (20 comments in total)

Ser dpreview and 20seven: I reckon the lighthouse would have been about 1300 meters away (shot at 240mm)

I should point out that the moon's path that evening (13-04-2009 - North East coast of Scotland) was such that it didn't rise much above the horizon before setting, giving me more opportunity to get a shot with the moon over the lighthouse by walking along the seaside.

When that photograph was taken, the moon would have been under 5 degrees above the horizon and was very much dimmer/golden as a result but not so that I could maintain detail on the moon itself. When I arrived to take the shot, the moon was not visible and I thought the clouds would never clear (no wind!) but patience and good luck prevailed.

In order to get the composition with the moon above the lighthouse, I had to reposition myself north along the seaside and take shots when the moon came out.

The illumination of the lighthouse is the result of sodium vapour street lighting from the town of Montrose (Scotland) immediately behind me. The golden moon light backed up with the orange/yellow sodium vapour light from Montrose provided an overall golden light.

The only PP in the photo is white balance correction and levels and a slight crop.

I can post up a series of thumbnails of other similar shots taken that evening if futher evidence is required.

20seven, with respect, the rules in this competition, unlike some other competitions, did not state that pictures previously entered were not allowed. I would not have entered if it had said otherwise.

Again, I would like to thank everyone again who kindly voted for my picture and offer my congratulations to the other fine entries.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2011 at 18:37 UTC as 11th comment
On Moonrise at Scurdie Ness in the Lighthouse challenge (20 comments in total)

Thank you everyone who voted for my picture and congratulations to the other fine entries in the challenge.

Thank you Frank, Robert and Raist3d for your very kind comments. Frank, the picture is a single 15 second exposure.

I had to keep moving along the seaside in the course of the night to keep the moon aligned when it emerged from behind the clouds. I was very lucky that the moon broke through the clouds that night!

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2011 at 07:42 UTC as 15th comment
On Moonrise at Scurdie Ness in the Lighthouse challenge (20 comments in total)

Thank you - glad you like it!

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2011 at 21:36 UTC as 19th comment
On Full Moon over Scurdie Ness in the The Moon challenge (2 comments in total)

A big thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to the winner and the other great entries in the challenge!

Thank you Cleydson! It was a carefully planned shot in terms of finding a day the moon would be in the a good position, but on arrival that night I thought the moon was not going to come out from behind the clouds which as you rightly point out weren't going anywhere fast!

Thankfully, I was on the seaside and was able to keep the moon above the lighthouse by heading north between glimpses of the moon.

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Graeme

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2011 at 00:21 UTC as 1st comment
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