Dutch Newchurch

Dutch Newchurch

Lives in United Kingdom Hampshire, United Kingdom
Has a website at www.forestmoonstudio.co.uk
Joined on Apr 1, 2016

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On photo de Havilland DH.88 Comet in the Aviation Legends - de Havilland Comet challenge (4 comments in total)

I was tempted to do the same!
It's certainly a DH Comet, and a lovely shot of it in its element.
Let's hope for a DH 88 challenge at a later date.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2020 at 20:44 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On photo 600,000 march through London, protesting Brexit. in the News Worthy challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Augustin Man: "It's too late to love me now!" :)

I hope not. By the time we finally left - only a few days ago - opinion polls consistently showed that there was a majority in favour of staying in the EU. The British people are now very well informed - too late - of the benefits of EU membership. Younger people, in particular, tend to support the EU and what it stands for. In time, I am sure the UK will rejoin.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2020 at 09:08 UTC
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edruttledge: It is interesting to watch the UK willingly circle the drain of isolationist totalitarianism ...

In a civilised country such things (guns, cars, drones) are regulated to balance their benefits against their risks. The balance is not always right, but it's better to debate that rather than deny the need to regulate.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2020 at 13:37 UTC
On photo Into action. in the -PTSD inducing- (in Full Colours Only) challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

111jackny44: Congrats on the win! That's a very fine photo!

Thank you. I was slightly concerned that I might have been considered to have 'gone overboard' with the processing. I'm not sure quite where that line is drawn.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2020 at 20:43 UTC
On photo Loading 'Just Jane'. in the Straight from the camera. challenge (2 comments in total)
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JosephScha: Oh yes, that 25mm f/1.4 was the first fast prime I bought and I still love it. Now I have it's little brother (the 15mm f/1.7) also, but the 25mm f/1.4 is something special (in my opinion). Lovely photo!

It was the only fully-compatible 25mm lens for m43 when I got it. Ideally I'd have used something a little wider for this shot. I don't like the close crop. But, you make what you can with the opportunity and gear to hand.

I did use my 12mm for other shots that night (and longer lenses too).

I did have a 17mm lens but rarely used it. I don't miss it.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2020 at 13:46 UTC
On photo A cafe in Prague in the Beyond the Door challenge (3 comments in total)
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Schrodingers_cat: I see a strong contender here :). Nice job Mr. Newchurch :)

Thank you!
I re-read the rules before entering to make sure this image fitted.
I'm glad it does. It was one of those rare and pleasant occasions when I could drink beer and make photographs at the same time.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2020 at 15:50 UTC
On photo Near Barrow Moor in the Fall challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

fft2000: No oaks, these are beeches.

Thank you.
Yes, you're quite correct. The leaves give them away.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2019 at 19:37 UTC
On photo Three Comrades in the remembrance - military personnel challenge (2 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: Not a criticism of your excellent image - but maybe you would explain after the voting why you called it "Three Comrades" when we see only two.

Look more closely; count the helmets!
You're right. One is obscured behind another. Perhaps I should rename it 'The Comrades'.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2019 at 10:02 UTC
On photo Through the Hourglass we slide in the blowing leaves challenge (2 comments in total)
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CelticOdyssey: A nice photo- I don't understand why it didn't rank higher than 9th place.

Thank you, that's kind!
I treat DPR challenges as a bit of a lottery. I note that one voter scored this as 0.5 and another as 1.0. I interpret that as a couple of people telling me they thought it was 'off theme'. (Perhaps because the main subject is clearly Helen, rather than leaves.)

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 10:56 UTC
On photo 'Just Jane.' And her crew. in the War Machines challenge (3 comments in total)
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BrentSchumer: Fantastic! How did you get the lighting like that?

I have a bit of background to the image here: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4427679
Ask a question in that thread if you would like any more information.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2019 at 02:19 UTC
On photo Spring! - crocus in the snow in the Best Photo of the Week... challenge (3 comments in total)
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abiquiuense: Not my place to agree that it's your best this week, but, it is one of the best I've seen this week.
Very nice capture,
abiquiuense

Thank you. We don't often see snow here, and I don't seem to have had much time for photography lately, but I was pleased to spot this opportunity.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2019 at 19:54 UTC
On photo Amyl and the Sniffers in the Rock challenge (2 comments in total)
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Domenick Creaco: Great shot Dutch, very creative. I felt I wanted to be there!

Thank you. They are a great band to see live.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2019 at 19:49 UTC
On photo The Prodigy headlining Victorious Festival in the Best of 2018 challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

Kid Kurtz: 20+ years of the same 'hairstyle'.
#sillyman

What is the'sensible' period between changes of hairstyle, I wonder?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 17:18 UTC
On challenge Happy Crimble! (1 comment in total)

I'm not going to be too strict on the date rule for this - see https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4354011#forum-post-62124428

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2019 at 08:28 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Happy New Year! (1 comment in total)

I'm not going to be too strict on the date rule for this - see https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4354011#forum-post-62124428

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2019 at 08:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Tempodrom in the Challenge the host! challenge (5 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: This is a very simple, graphic architectural shot. It’s well composed, and the cool tones in the shadows complement the warm highlights well. The textures in the sky contrast well with the hard shapes of the building’s roof. One criticism? I’m not fully convinced by the border.

Thank you. As it happens, one of my grandmothers was born in Belfast, when her mother was on holiday. I am therefore an Irish citizen, and entitled to an Irish passport. But there is so much more that my country is losing, and so little that we're gaining.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2019 at 22:17 UTC
On photo Tempodrom in the Challenge the host! challenge (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dutch Newchurch: This is a very simple, graphic architectural shot. It’s well composed, and the cool tones in the shadows complement the warm highlights well. The textures in the sky contrast well with the hard shapes of the building’s roof. One criticism? I’m not fully convinced by the border.

Thank you. This is just one more place I didn't spot on my visit to Berlin a couple of years ago. I'm likely to lose my citizenship of Europe within three months and that really hurts.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2019 at 18:24 UTC
On photo The Curious One in the Challenge the host! challenge (3 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: This is a very detailed shot of an Indian Blackbuck Antelope in its natural habitat. The dark background adds to the story while contrasting well with the main subject. There is plenty of space to show the background well. I was very pleased to choose this for the final 36, but the photographer made it difficult as they had entered a second, very strong, image. One criticism? Behind this creature I can see the backs of one or two more, but only their backs.

Thank you. That makes sense. I found myself looking hard, and critically at the photos in this challenge, trying to understand what I liked and did not like in all entries. I just assumed the antelope was standing in long foliage and, with that assumption, I could not quite make sense of what I saw.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2019 at 17:56 UTC
On photo Blast off in the Challenge the host! challenge (1 comment in total)

I was fairly selective about which images I allowed into the final 36 of this challenge. I eliminated twice as many as I allowed in. In truth, I would probably have eliminated this were it not entered as the entry phase of the challenge was drawing to a close. You’ve caught the action well, with a fine sense of movement. I like the pose of the first goose, stretching for flight. The water splashes are better around the second (although the body of the goose is hidden from view by its wings). Most of the background does not hold my interest, and I feel the image would be better balanced if there were more room in front of the first goose. The harsh lighting does not help. I have to click into the image to see the geese and most of them are in shadow with little detail visible. To win me over on a shot like this, I think you need to get a little closer, and find a less distracting background.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2019 at 10:07 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cute Puppy Picture in the Challenge the host! challenge (2 comments in total)

Definitely cute! And well posed on a dark brown background. I like the soft lighting too. One criticism? The white fur on his head may be a touch over-exposed and I don't think I can see the texture of his fur there.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2019 at 10:06 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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