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John Spurs

John Spurs

Lives in United Kingdom Sunderland, United Kingdom
Joined on Mar 11, 2008


Total: 7, showing: 1 – 7
On Lighthouse_Seaburn_UK_A650 in the June Sky challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Smitty1: Was this image manipulated in post? It seems there is a checkered outline (photoshop transparency layer) around the edges of the lighthouse as if it or the sky was pasted from another image... plus the lighting seems a little weird on the lighthouse comparatively and strange, purple compressionish artifacts on the horizon. All visible at full size. Can you please explain this one?

What you spotted is an example of my poor Photoshop skills. In the original image I thought the lighthouse was rather dull and I tried to brighten it up a bit. Obviously I made a bad job of it. The same goes for the horizon, I can assure you that no other image was imported. I can send you the original four images if you think you could improve on my efforts. No sarcasm intended - any helpful suggestions would be gratefully received.

John Spurs

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
On End to End Horizon challenge (5 comments in total)

If I have read the rules correctly then they seem to imply that only seascapes are eligible. Am I correct or am I missing something?

John Spurs

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 21:49 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Thanks for the explanation Buzz. I'm afraid I just can't keep up with new additions to my dictionary. I started my English lessons nearly 80 years ago and one word I learned was "Twilight". I think I'll stick with that. It sounds better anyway.

John Spurs

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 22:56 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Pardon my ignorance but what on earth is a Bluehour?

John Spurs

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 21:54 UTC as 8th comment
On Roker_Sunderland_UK in the Rough Sea challenge (7 comments in total)

Thanks for the comments.
I just happened to be in the right place at the right time although it took a lot of shots to get just a few decent images on a cold and very windy December day. We get these sort of waves when strong winds have been blowing from the North or North East for a day or two. We had a really bad storm about a month ago which did a lot of damage but the very high tides all occurred in darkness so I got no shots.

John Spurs

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 21:19 UTC as 3rd comment
On Rowboats challenge (12 comments in total)

The limit is shown as 100 entries and the number of entries as 99. I have just tried to enter a photograph of a genuine rowing boat and it has been refused. Why?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 15:30 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On The North wind blows in the Forces of Nature challenge (8 comments in total)

This must be the only subject that has come first in two separate challenges. My shot of the same lighthouse at Sunderland came first in the "Stormy Weather" challenge. a great shot!

John Spurs

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2009 at 00:32 UTC as 4th comment
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