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On photo Global Reach in the Battleship challenge (9 comments in total)
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GeorgeP71: To me it looks like the photo is NOT sharp enough!?!?
Also it is NOT aBATTLESHIP it is an AIRCRAFT CARRIER.

GOTCHA,

If you look at the rules it said to upload the picture of a battleship or large combat ship. Sorry it was not sharp enough for you.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 05:27 UTC
On photo Global Reach in the Battleship challenge (9 comments in total)
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JT26: Gorgeous image, however I would like to know why ISO 800 and 8000th shutter was used? F4 also? odd

As said below it was not a choice and not something I noticed until I'd downloaded it. I was swapping between this lens and a long lens for close ups of aircraft on the deck so I guess full aperture on 800iso was more useful. The scene had been a couple of stops duller until the sun came out briefly for this picture. I was on a public boat jostling for position so did not have time or space to work with more finesse. I'd have preferred 200ISO and F5.6.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
On photo Show of strength in the Battleship challenge (1 comment in total)

I was pleased to see this picture. I went out on one of the Gosport Ferry trips and from boat level the aircraft looked a complete jumble but now I can see they were neatly placed.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 17:55 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Global Reach in the Battleship challenge (9 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: Powerful. Congratulations

Thanks. I've only recently noticed the rather odd exposure! I was swapping between this lens and a long lens for close ups of aircraft on the deck so I guess full aperture on 800iso was more useful. I was on a public boat jostling for position so did not have time or space to work with more finesse.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 17:52 UTC

I liked this picture. I really like pictures with passengers caught walking by but they never seem to do very well in competitions.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 06:19 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Grand Central, NYC in the Your City - Railway/Train station (B&W) challenge (2 comments in total)

This was my favourite and I'm surprised it did not win,

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 06:15 UTC as 1st comment
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goodtempo: I like the tones, whites, blacks, and all the grays in between. Great photo! Might be the best.

Thanks. I'm pleased it placed so well as there was some good competition. I think it would have been better with some crew our passengers on the empty platform.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
On photo foggy day in the Fog challenge (1 comment in total)

Great picture. I'd have placed it much higher.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 15:25 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Half of Bridge in the Fog challenge (1 comment in total)

This was one of my favourites.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 15:24 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cuckoo in the Rain in the A Big Year - birds challenge (2 comments in total)

Fabulous picture even without the rain but that is the icing on the cake.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 07:17 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Wet (2 comments in total)

You say to mind the capture date rule but under the capture date you say "no restrictions."

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 21:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo A big year for birds -Wild migratory bird,Greater in the A Big Year - birds challenge (1 comment in total)

I think it is an Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 12:46 UTC as 1st comment
On photo -Me and You- in the A Big Year - birds challenge (1 comment in total)

I believe they are Painted Storks (Mycteria leucocephala)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 12:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Bearded Tit in the A Big Year - birds challenge (4 comments in total)

Magnificent photo of one of my favourite birds. I think this should have won.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 00:12 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Feeding baby in the Food For Their Young challenge (5 comments in total)
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jaykumarr: The downy woodpeckers pose perfectly well for the camera angle. what a luck.

It is outstanding photo, with clarity even inside the nest/hole. A worthy winner. congratulations.

Yes worthy winner though it is a Red Bellied Woodpecker rather than a Downy.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 10:13 UTC
On photo Staying Dry By Driving Fast in the Wet - Dry challenge (4 comments in total)
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Air Cooled Nut: As a car enthusiast this is a fantastic shot! WOW!

Yes it is amazing that the Anglia lasted that long let alone can be used for rallying.
I see you are a Beetle enthusiast. I learnt to drive in a 1967 1200cc 6 Volt change over model. I drove it to over 100,000 miles around the UK and took it over the Furka Pass in the Alps and back via Germany.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 22:00 UTC
On photo Staying Dry By Driving Fast in the Wet - Dry challenge (4 comments in total)
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pwmoree: congrats, great shot

Thanks. Back in the 1960s my parents had an Anglia like this and they were really prone to rust. My father filled the rust holes with filler but I think if our Anglia had gone through a water splash this quickly it would have fallen to pieces!

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)
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Barry Stewart: Great shot — though I'm confused. This appears to be an actual working train, hauling cargo, rather than a bunch of steam fans.

I can imagine this in back-road parts of China or one of the "____ stans" — but Nevada? What's the story?

Oops meant to type 1,000 miles not 100!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 16:22 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)
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isaacimages: Nice. There's a lot of PS going on in the smoke trail.

Thanks. Hardly any PS; just a final high pass sharpen. Mind you if you'd mentioned plug ins.......... The exhaust is really good to begin with due to the cold and just the right amount of grey added by an experienced loco crewe. I increased the exposure in CameraRaw as the loco was underexposed, Topaz Denoise to denoise then MacPhun Intensify to balance the shadows and highlights as there is a lot of contrast between the loco and the snow/white parts of exhaust and increase midrange contrast to accentuate the textures in the exhaust.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)
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Roger: Great shot, love it.

Roger J.

Thanks both.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
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