AMc's random photo thread

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  1. AMc

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    I managed to get some props and some sunshine together at the last moment for this months competition. Joys of self employment mean the boss will give me a break :)

    I only took 19 shots today for the competition and a couple of more conventional landscape shots on a walk earlier this month but I really had trouble choosing my entry so I thought I'd share some of the others.

    #1 Through the Martini glass.

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    #2 Shiny

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    #3 More conventional landscape on the theme

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    #4 And looking the other way

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    Nice variety - I do like "Shiny" - and you've got 2 number 2's BTW ;)
     
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    Thanks, I've edited to give them actual numbers (doh!).

    Shiny is my daughters heart shaped, jewel framed, mirror standing on another mirror next to a mirrored candleholder - I spent ages trying to compose a shot which picked up the colours and didn't pick up my fat face. In the end it was close but it came in 2nd to my entry.
     
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    Nice - especially the last two :)
     
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    The mini and buttons were in "Hello, my name is Paul Smith" at the Design Museum - Paul Smith World - News
    The Olympic park is interesting and there is a brilliant kids adventure playground to the right of the Velodrome. There is a lot of construction - one of the reasons for the mono is a bright red lighting trailer on the left. The tight framing is because of a load of construction equipment just to the right of frame!
     
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    Must have missed this thread before

    I do love glass :) (don't mean lenses) - liking #2 - the latest 3 are nice too - particularly the buttons
     
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    8 and 11 :cool:
     
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    Thanks #10 contains my first proper attempt at "cheating" in post processing (GIMP 2.8.10).
    It stands out to me, I wonder if anyone else spots what I did (apart from adjusting levels and cropping)?
     
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    ...it was Mono originally! :rotfl:
     
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    Lol my colouring in is quite exceptional. ;)
     
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    Probably the last set of photos I'll take on my Canon IXUS 870IS given the new XF1 is now in my pocket.
    Perhaps it will see a few trips where I'm looking for superportability or there is a risk of damage :)

    Anyway grabbed from the window of a Swiss plane on the route back from Zurich to London City. I got a few shots of the Northern French coast and one of Dover but misty, grey and through the window of the plane there isn't much to see!

    [​IMG]Leaving on a jet plane... by AMcUK, on Flickr
     
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    Was there something top left?
     
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    What plane are you on where you're sat below the level of the wing and engine :eek:
     
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    Rear wheelwell ?
     
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    Did you miss the bit where he said "grabbed from the window"? Can't say I've seen a wheel well with a window ;)
     
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    Obviously a Posh Plane ;)
     
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    Been away for a couple of days.
    Correct - there were some trees below the rings which encroached on the shot when I cropped it, top left corner and mid left. There was also a tiny bit of cloud in the top left and I suspect my cloning has destroyed the natural pattern which draws the eye to it. I'm reasonably pleased with it but need to get my Wacom working on this PC with GIMP (I assume that's possible).
    As per the tags it's a Swiss Avro RJ-100 - the flight was London City to Zurich, as London City has a short runway I guess they have to use these?
    I would say it was a bit bumpier than the Fockers I normally fly on out of Norwich (similar size planes) but Swiss give you a cheese baguette while KLM give you a packet of revolting cheese quaver like things :p.
    The main irritation is the lockers under the wing on the RJ-100 are like letterboxes so nothing fits into them and you have to move quick to get your bag in the bins over the other seats ;)

    When I came back from Zurich into City there we took a very weird route and ended up going in very low over Battersea powerstation then along over Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus and over St. Paul's. I was absolutely gutted as we were nice and low and it was quite clear, you could read the billboards and shop names but Swiss wanted everything switched off... but next time!

    Just been to The Hague flying in and out of Amsterdam on Easyjet. They have (finally) relaxed the rules on using "personal electronic devices" during take off and landing providing they're in flight mode :clap: that means you can expect to see a whole lot more instagram videos of runways :smashin:.
     
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    You must have been on a Posh Holiday - we had to swim....
     
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    You can get a bus from the airport and then walk from the edge of the island if you have more time than money.

    Considering how amazing the place is and how expensive the Alilaguna is (15 Euro one way) you'd think there might be a proper view? As it is you have to open one of the tiny windows, take turns squeezing your camera into the gap along with all the other tourists and trying not to get splashed too badly. Unsurprisingly I've had to straighten the horizon on all the shots I took, well more than I normally do ;)

    On the way back we used a water taxi which was a horrifying 110 Euro but gives you a brilliant trip right through the middle of the island and across the laguna. It seems the speed limits don't apply to the water taxis so it took about 20mins compared with the 1h 20 on the ferry. Worth doing once!
     
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    Nice pics. Sooooo cute :)
     
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    Lovely
     
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    Posting about our Venice trip in October I realised I processed a few images but didn't share them.
    These are all from my Fuji XF1.
    I have more from my Olympus E-PL5 but haven't processed them yet.

    #1
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    Venice from the air
    by AMcUK, on Flickr. Taken through the window of the plane, so curves adjustment and unsharp mask applied.

    Views from the Alilaguna Blu into Venice. As we arrived mid afternoon in October we got a sunset.
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    Venice Laguna
    by AMcUK, on Flickr

    #3
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    Arrival in Venice IV
    by AMcUK, on Flickr

    #4 View from the apartment we rented at the San Marco entrance to the Grand Canal
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    Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice
    by AMcUK, on Flickr

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    Grand Canal, Venice - Black and white
    by AMcUK, on Flickr
    One of the many times we wandered down a "street" a.k.a. alley and discovered it ended in a canal with no way to go but back :). I'm quite pleased with the starburst the XF1 put on those lights.
    Taken handheld with the camera on a window ledge so some adjustment of curves to deal with the noise.

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    Cafe Florian, San Marco, Venice
    by AMcUK, on Flickr
    Famous, expensive. Mediocre Martini served with a lot of style.

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    Sky over Europe
    by AMcUK, on Flickr.
    Very, very clear skies flying back. I spotted this plane going at right angles to us, we passed almost directly underneath which was something to see.
     
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    Nice particularly 4 and 5. :smashin:
     
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    nice - love the mono's
     
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    Thanks. I'm still impressed with what the xf1 can do considering its cheaper than my pancake lens for the epl5. Very low light and it did a fine job on 5 & 6.
     

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