NPW UK

NPW UK

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

NPW UK's recent activity

  • Submitted a challenge entry Puzzling
    A wooden puzzle.
    Placed 1st in the challenge. A wooden puzzle.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Pulstar
    Placed 2nd in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Watching me, watching you.
    Placed 9th in the challenge.
  • Thank you very much for your hard work and generosity! This may well come in very helpful one day :-) . Neil.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Pollinator in action
    These flowers are in the genus Myosotis and often called Forget-Me-Nots. The flowers are around 5mm to 8mm (0.2 to 0.3 inches) across.
    Placed 8th in the challenge. These flowers are in the genus Myosotis and often called Forget-Me-Nots. The flowers are around 5mm to 8mm (0.2 to 0.3 inches) across.
  • Commented on challenge An A to Z of Subjects- Week 23 V

    I would think that would be fine :-)

  • Submitted a challenge entry Vanitas style.
    Please see 'Vanitas' in Google images or similar for classic examples. This is my take on the style.
    Placed 7th in the challenge. Please see 'Vanitas' in Google images or similar for classic examples. This is my take on the style.
  • To give you an idea of the scale of my photo, vinyl record grooves range from 0.001" - 0.0014" (0.025mm - 0.035mm) in width. The small marks inside each grove are how the sounds of each voice and instrument are recorded. Movement of the groove side to side records volume changes. The marks on the left side of the groove play in the left speaker and the right side ones through the right speaker. I'm impressed how all this information can pass through one tiny needle at the same time and then be separated out correctly almost instantly. Please have a look at this link for more explanation. http://www.themasterdiskrecord.com/2012/12/vinyl-through-the-microscope-looking-glass/ . The stacking process of dozens of photos has made it look as though the record was photographed from above, where in fact it was photographed at a very shallow angle.
    Placed 28th in the challenge. To give you an idea of the scale of my photo, vinyl record grooves range from 0.001" - 0.0014" (0.025mm - 0.035mm) in width. The small marks inside each grove are how the sounds of each voice and instrument are recorded. Movement of the groove side to side records volume changes. The marks on the left side of the groove play in the left speaker and the right side ones through the right speaker. I'm impressed how all this information can pass through one tiny needle at the same time and then be separated out correctly almost instantly. Please have a look at this link for more explanation. http://www.themasterdiskrecord.com/2012/12/vinyl-through-the-microscope-looking-glass/ . The stacking process of dozens of photos has made it look as though the record was photographed from above, where in fact it was photographed at a very shallow angle.
  • Commented on photo Glass ball on a perforated metal plate _2 in the Circles... challenge

    Perfection!

  • Submitted a challenge entry Shush........
    The light in this photo came almost completely from the candle, except for a slight amount from a daylight bulb in the next room through an almost closed door, which acted as a rim light.
    Placed 11th in the challenge. The light in this photo came almost completely from the candle, except for a slight amount from a daylight bulb in the next room through an almost closed door, which acted as a rim light.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Like the kiss of an angel
    Placed 2nd in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Musidora by Robert William Sievier in 1830
    Placed 3rd in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Dog-tired!
    Albey is 7 months old and is resting after a good walk. He is wearing a pair of green 3D holographic glasses.

The photo has not been messed around with. Nothing has been added or taken away. This is exactly how he looked :-) .
    Placed 11th in the challenge. Albey is 7 months old and is resting after a good walk. He is wearing a pair of green 3D holographic glasses. The photo has not been messed around with. Nothing has been added or taken away. This is exactly how he looked :-) .
  • Submitted a challenge entry Sunset strip
    Placed 18th in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Golden wonder!
    This room is lined with gold leaf and was finished in 1881. It is quite a remarkable sight.
    Placed 3rd in the challenge. This room is lined with gold leaf and was finished in 1881. It is quite a remarkable sight.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Smoking Sheep's Skull
    I found this beautifully clean and fragile lambs skull on a hill 20 years ago. To give you an idea of scale it is 3.5 inches wide. I cut a hole in some black card the same shape and a bit smaller than the bottom of the skull. I placed the card on top of four tins of mushy peas (one at each corner) then rested the skull over the hole. I put a smoking incense cone underneath it. The skull and smoke were lit from the right hand side (as we see it) by a slave activated old flashgun which had black card strapped to either side to prevent the flash from lighting my black background or produce flare in the lens. The left hand side was lit by a lamp which also helped to aid focusing on the smoke. I blended in the smoke from three different exposures. I moved the incense cone between shots so the smoke travelled different paths through the skull. I did not change the colours in the photo, just the saturation, to make a more interesting version of reality.
    Placed 2nd in the challenge. I found this beautifully clean and fragile lambs skull on a hill 20 years ago. To give you an idea of scale it is 3.5 inches wide. I cut a hole in some black card the same shape and a bit smaller than the bottom of the skull. I placed the card on top of four tins of mushy peas (one at each corner) then rested the skull over the hole. I put a smoking incense cone underneath it. The skull and smoke were lit from the right hand side (as we see it) by a slave activated old flashgun which had black card strapped to either side to prevent the flash from lighting my black background or produce flare in the lens. The left hand side was lit by a lamp which also helped to aid focusing on the smoke. I blended in the smoke from three different exposures. I moved the incense cone between shots so the smoke travelled different paths through the skull. I did not change the colours in the photo, just the saturation, to make a more interesting version of reality.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Legs to die for!
    This spider is an Araneus diadematus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araneus_diadematus

They are found throughout Europe and across North America.

Adult females range in length from 6.5 to 20 mm (0.26 to 0.79 in), while males range from 5.5 to 13 mm (0.22 to 0.51 in). 

On researching this spider I found out that their legs have no muscles. They move by hydraulics alone - Amazing!

WARNING! - Ladies of a sensitive disposition should not look too closely as I think its private parts may be visible!
    Placed 11th in the challenge. This spider is an Araneus diadematus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araneus_diadematus They are found throughout Europe and across North America. Adult females range in length from 6.5 to 20 mm (0.26 to 0.79 in), while males range from 5.5 to 13 mm (0.22 to 0.51 in). On researching this spider I found out that their legs have no muscles. They move by hydraulics alone - Amazing! WARNING! - Ladies of a sensitive disposition should not look too closely as I think its private parts may be visible!
  • Submitted a challenge entry Organised chaos
    Our local blacksmith has a passion for metal but he has lost his teaspoon. Can you find it for him?  ;-)
    Placed 7th in the challenge. Our local blacksmith has a passion for metal but he has lost his teaspoon. Can you find it for him? ;-)
  • Submitted a challenge entry Even a cabbage has a heart!
    This Savoy cabbage was lit from behind with daylight coming through a window and from the front left with a blue tinted LED lamp. The lamp helped pick out the veins in the leaf and gave the cabbage a slight 'otherworldly' look. The heart of the cabbage (on the right) is shaded from the sun by a back leaf of the cabbage (seen top right). We ate this cabbage 2 days after taking this photo and it was delicious :-)
    Placed 3rd in the challenge. This Savoy cabbage was lit from behind with daylight coming through a window and from the front left with a blue tinted LED lamp. The lamp helped pick out the veins in the leaf and gave the cabbage a slight 'otherworldly' look. The heart of the cabbage (on the right) is shaded from the sun by a back leaf of the cabbage (seen top right). We ate this cabbage 2 days after taking this photo and it was delicious :-)
  • Submitted a challenge entry Roses
    I wish you could have seen the joy on my wife's face when I gave her these roses :-) .
    Placed 15th in the challenge. I wish you could have seen the joy on my wife's face when I gave her these roses :-) .
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