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Forum: Photography Corner 4th September 2019, 21:07
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Phil
Thank you very much John, I really appreciate...

Thank you very much John, I really appreciate that!
Forum: Photography Corner 2nd September 2019, 23:08
Replies: 0
Views: 59
Posted By Phil
Sunsets of the weekend....

This weekend I was mostly waiting for the sun to set....
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48658458117_5e02ac3a15_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h8Mjn4)IMG_4892-1 (https://flic.kr/p/2h8Mjn4) by Philip...
Forum: Photography Corner 31st August 2019, 10:22
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Phil
Thank you Jeff! If you look closely, you will...

Thank you Jeff!
If you look closely, you will see it carrying wires. They were coming from a pylon. If you look at the third image, you can see the pylon. :)
Forum: Photography Corner 30th August 2019, 21:46
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Phil
Thank you Trikey!

Thank you Trikey!
Forum: Photography Corner 30th August 2019, 17:57
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Phil
Nash Point lighthouse at night

Hello everyone, hope you are all enjoying the sunshine!
Here's a few photos I took last weekend at night at one of the local lighthouses:...
Forum: Photography Corner 18th August 2019, 21:59
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By Phil
Ghent, Belgium...

I was in Ghent again last week...
I took a few shots and I'm just working my way through them...
Here's what I've done so far...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48557031851_14d52e6a93_z.jpg...
Forum: Photography Corner 18th August 2019, 21:54
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Phil
Wow, they are awesome photographs! You mentioned...

Wow, they are awesome photographs! You mentioned at the bottom that you used your phone!?
Forum: Photography Corner 17th August 2019, 22:45
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Phil
Being honest, I've never even heard of it! I'm...

Being honest, I've never even heard of it!
I'm considering doing a milky way photography workshop which is run sporadically near me.
Forum: Photography Corner 21st July 2019, 02:42
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Phil
Star photography...

Hello,
Having recently upgraded to a 6D mk2 which I ordered with a 24-70 f4L lens, I thought I'd try again at shooting the stars. (Before I decide if it's really worth the extra expense of upgrading...
Forum: Photography Corner 12th July 2019, 19:46
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By Phil
Southport pier..

Hello!
I found myself in Southport earlier this week. I headed straight to the pier to catch the sun setting.
I couldn't believe the size of it. It's over 1km long and was even longer in the past!...
Forum: Photography Corner 12th July 2019, 18:38
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Phil
Beautiful photo of a lovely beach!

Beautiful photo of a lovely beach!
Forum: Photography Corner 2nd June 2019, 21:27
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Phil
Thank you again. I will ask for it and see...

Thank you again.

I will ask for it and see what they say.

Actually, we are looking at getting a desktop computer after the house sale is completed.
Perhaps I should look at an Apple. I would...
Forum: Photography Corner 2nd June 2019, 20:36
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Phil
Thank you, I need to get my head around this!...

Thank you, I need to get my head around this! Using the camera is only half of it!

So the print shop should easily be able to tell me the print profile?
I may be being unfair to them in saying...
Forum: Photography Corner 2nd June 2019, 19:47
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Phil
Thank you. I will have to speak to the print...

Thank you.
I will have to speak to the print shop again and ask if they can give me the print profile.
Is CMYK a fixed colour space or is it variable?

I am really amazed at how complicated it is.
Forum: Photography Corner 2nd June 2019, 16:24
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Phil
Thank you for the detailed information, I really...

Thank you for the detailed information, I really appreciate it.

I shoot in RAW from the camera so I can't set the camera to shoot in Adobe RGB or SRGB.

I have since changed my settings (now I...
Forum: Photography Corner 1st June 2019, 21:47
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Phil
Thank you for that. I've had a look online and...

Thank you for that.
I've had a look online and it seems I've been doing it all wrong since I started!
Apparently I should always convert to SRGB after editing... I never knew how to convert, but...
Forum: Photography Corner 1st June 2019, 12:33
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Phil
Thank you. I don't have a calibration device yet....

Thank you. I don't have a calibration device yet. All of my editing is done on a laptop, which I know isn't ideal. I don't know if it is worthwhile trying to calibrate a laptop monitor?? The image...
Forum: Photography Corner 1st June 2019, 06:08
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Phil
Thank you very much! It's a beautiful place to...

Thank you very much!
It's a beautiful place to visit.



Thank you very much for that, much appreciated.
I will have to ask the print shop, although I doubt they will know. Maybe I will be...
Forum: Photography Corner 31st May 2019, 23:10
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Phil
Wow! Thank you very much!! This is a photo from...

Wow!
Thank you very much!! This is a photo from the local town I took a couple of months ago. I really want to get it right!
Forum: Photography Corner 31st May 2019, 22:51
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Phil
Criticism requested..

Hi,
I'm looking to get this applied to an acrylic.
It's not cheap so want to get it right!

What do you think?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47974448972_cb253ba3cf_z.jpg...
Forum: Photography Corner 25th May 2019, 21:01
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By Phil
Castell Cydweli..

Last weekend we went to Castell Cydweli..
What a great place, too much for us to explore before it closed. We need to go back!
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47094839964_f5fc79f051_z.jpg...
Forum: Photography Corner 25th May 2019, 20:55
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By Phil
Oh bless her. Good on you for giving her the...

Oh bless her.
Good on you for giving her the chance to a better life. She's beautiful.
For her, life begins now!
Forum: Photography Corner 20th May 2019, 22:33
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By Phil
Castell Carreg Cennen...

We visited this castle last weekend. It was awesome. The location was quite frightening.
The castle is situated on the top of a rock. Working there and building it must have been petrifying.
...
Forum: Photography Corner 28th April 2019, 21:55
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Phil
Wow, it sounds like it was worse up there than...

Wow, it sounds like it was worse up there than here!
We didn't have any rain. Just strong wind.

Whenever we have a storm here, the whole seafront is covered in photographers.
Forum: Photography Corner 28th April 2019, 20:28
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Phil
Hi Phil, Yes my 700D did that and my 6D does it...

Hi Phil,
Yes my 700D did that and my 6D does it too.
I have read that it isn't very successful but who knows.

Actually, I've just processed three images I took afterwards and the spot isn't...
Forum: Photography Corner 28th April 2019, 17:30
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Phil
Storm Hannah..

Out yesterday for a bit to watch the waves crashing over the lighthouse...
It's amazing to watch, the blue sky doesn't make it look particularly stormy though, but the wind was really powerful.
...
Forum: Photography Corner 28th April 2019, 17:07
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Phil
Got out yesterday with the camera, no such luck...

Got out yesterday with the camera, no such luck today.

I took images off the camera and started to process the ones I liked in photoshop.
After editing, it has become clear that there are two...
Forum: Photography Corner 27th April 2019, 00:20
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Phil
Here's a couple of photos from today... Both...

Here's a couple of photos from today...
Both taken inside in dark conditions without flash..

ISO was 6400 and a very low shutter speed...
...
Forum: Photography Corner 27th April 2019, 00:16
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Phil
Thank you. I'm very happy with the camera and...

Thank you. I'm very happy with the camera and lens.
I'm intending to phone Canon UK and see what's what.
Hopefully they will tell me where it actually came from!!
Interesting as you say that you...
Forum: Photography Corner 26th April 2019, 21:36
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Phil
The seller and I have been playing email tennis...

The seller and I have been playing email tennis all day and it's gotten to be beyond a joke.

In a nutshell, I wanted to know three things:

Why have you sold me a grey import camera when you...
Forum: Photography Corner 26th April 2019, 09:22
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Phil
Thank you. I have sent the seller a polite...

Thank you.

I have sent the seller a polite email informing them that I tried to register it on Canon's website only to be informed that it is from a different region and therefore not possible to...
Forum: Photography Corner 25th April 2019, 22:25
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Phil
New camera.... Help/advice required....

Hello,

I've started a new thread about this as I've now chosen and bought a new camera...


After much careful consideration, I decided that the Canon 6D mark 2 was the best for me.


I did...
Forum: Photography Corner 22nd April 2019, 21:29
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By Phil
Gwili Railway, Camarthenshire.

Stopped off today, didn't manage to get on any of the trains, but took a couple of pictures. Lovely place!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33793334248_6a7540a1c7_z.jpg...
Forum: Photography Corner 22nd April 2019, 21:25
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Phil
Thank you for that. :) It's good to know that...

Thank you for that. :)
It's good to know that with Pentax you can use old lenses too.

I'm swinging towards a new 6D mark2, but I've a question...
I can't afford a new 5D mark5, but was...
Forum: Photography Corner 22nd April 2019, 12:09
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Phil
Thank you for the information and nice that you...

Thank you for the information and nice that you still have your old camera. A hell of a lot of money back then, mind you, the price of them now is eye watering to the extreme!

The thing that makes...
Forum: Photography Corner 22nd April 2019, 12:03
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Phil
Some great photos there. Have you tried flickr?...

Some great photos there.
Have you tried flickr?
You can link images to here in various sizes with no loss of quality.
Forum: Photography Corner 21st April 2019, 13:41
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Phil
Sorry, I missed your post. I've not really...

Sorry, I missed your post.

I've not really looked at Pentax before.
Based on what you've said I will have to read up.
What's lens availability like?

I have heard that they are very well...
Forum: Photography Corner 21st April 2019, 13:39
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Phil
Thanks a lot guys. I did actually see a video...

Thanks a lot guys.
I did actually see a video of some guy pouring water into the lens mount to show just how unwater resistant they are...
Seems a strange thing for someone to do, I can only...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th April 2019, 17:52
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Phil
Thanks very much for the replies guys. I've...

Thanks very much for the replies guys.
I've done quite a bit of reading up and from what I've read, the 6d Mark 2 does have weather sealing on a par with the 5d.
I wouldn't be shooting in the rain...
Forum: Photography Corner 14th April 2019, 21:40
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Phil
Thanks Jeff, it was awesome and well worth a...

Thanks Jeff, it was awesome and well worth a visit!
Forum: Photography Corner 14th April 2019, 21:40
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Phil
Woo, that looks cool. Me too, I really want to...

Woo, that looks cool.
Me too, I really want to visit Ukraine.
Forum: Photography Corner 14th April 2019, 20:08
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Phil
It sure is stunning. That was the biggest shock...

It sure is stunning.
That was the biggest shock for me, how hot it was!! It was 20C whereas over here it was 8C! I didn't imagine Hungary as a warm country.
It didn't feel over busy but there was a...
Forum: Photography Corner 14th April 2019, 19:38
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Phil
Thanks Trikey, it's really nice there. :)

Thanks Trikey, it's really nice there. :)
Forum: Photography Corner 14th April 2019, 19:37
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Phil
New camera time?

Hi,
Currently I have a Canon 700D crop sensor camera.
It's served me well, I love using it and it's been all over the world with me.
Mostly coupled to a rather flexible Tamron super zoom lens....
Forum: Photography Corner 14th April 2019, 19:21
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Phil
Budapest, Hungary...

Hi,
I found myself in Hungary with work a couple of weeks ago. I'd never been before, but was quite excited to be given the opportunity to go.
What a stunning place and so much to see.

I will go...
Forum: Technology Forum 20th March 2019, 10:08
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Phil
Mobile phone camera recommendations..

Hi,
I used to always have windows lumia phones and the cameras were astonishingly good.
When they were discontinued, I was recommended to upgrade to android and get a huawei p10 as the camera was...
Forum: Photography Corner 18th March 2019, 20:59
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Phil
Thank you. I think I have partially solved...

Thank you.

I think I have partially solved the issue.....
It seems to be the default gallery on my phone.
I've downloaded another gallery. The images display much better... It's all very odd...
Forum: Photography Corner 18th March 2019, 07:49
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Phil
If I view the picture here on my phone, it looks...

If I view the picture here on my phone, it looks fine.
If I save the image from this site it looks fine (except for the fact it's very pixelated compared to the full version.
It seems like there...
Forum: Photography Corner 17th March 2019, 23:29
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Phil
Saturated images once downloaded to phone...

Hi,
This isn't a new problem, but it's one I can't find a solution to.
I'm shooting in RAW and editing with photoshop.
The image looks ok on my computer and looks ok when uploaded to Flickr.
If I...
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2019, 20:39
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Phil
That's a turbo code mate. If you can get the...

That's a turbo code mate.
If you can get the code again perhaps it will give us more clues.
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2019, 18:19
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Phil
What's the cam sensor code Dave?

What's the cam sensor code Dave?
Forum: Photography Corner 3rd March 2019, 22:59
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Phil
Don't worry, I was out of the way. I was zoomed...

Don't worry, I was out of the way. I was zoomed in from a safe distance.
Forum: Photography Corner 3rd March 2019, 22:11
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Phil
So today, Storm Freya hit Wales. This is the...

So today, Storm Freya hit Wales.

This is the first time I've seen anything like this. It was astonishing.
I've taken 2000 photographs so it will take ages to go through, but here two for now. :)...
Forum: Photography Corner 3rd March 2019, 12:11
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Phil
Watching the waves...

I was sat watching the waves yesterday, the sea was pretty rough, which I assume is due to there being a storm expected later today. If I get the chance to get the camera down there I will. I'm...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd February 2019, 09:17
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Phil
Thanks very much guys!

Thanks very much guys!
Forum: Photography Corner 17th February 2019, 10:07
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Phil
Excellent! Where are you going? They are...

Excellent! Where are you going?

They are clearly visible with the naked eye and are quite thin, they snake about.
The reason they are so visible in the photographs is because I used a slow...
Forum: Photography Corner 13th February 2019, 20:20
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Phil
It was a great thing to see. Hopefully I will get...

It was a great thing to see. Hopefully I will get to see them again at some point in the future and maybe be better prepared for it!
Forum: Social Forum 13th February 2019, 07:49
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Phil
My dogs sleep on the sofas. They don't really...

My dogs sleep on the sofas.
They don't really have much interest in dog beds so I gave up with them.

My nearly 11 year old springer has arthritis. He doesn't help himself as he is like a JCB...
Forum: Photography Corner 11th February 2019, 10:55
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Phil
Thanks Trikey, I was absolutely made up to see...

Thanks Trikey, I was absolutely made up to see them!
Forum: Photography Corner 10th February 2019, 22:34
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Phil
Northern Lights.

Hi, I found myself in Finland last week and decided to go and see if I could see the Northern Lights.

It was quite cloudy but after driving for some time, we came to a clear patch of sky.

These...
Forum: Photography Corner 28th January 2019, 21:32
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Phil
Thanks Jeff. Is your boat on the coast? ...

Thanks Jeff.

Is your boat on the coast?

Actually, the wind was blowing towards the sea and it was quite dry, no sea spray at all!

I had a few photos printed today and bought a three photo...
Forum: Photography Corner 28th January 2019, 00:53
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Phil
Rough sea!

Sat on my favourite spot today, watching the sea.
It was really rough tonight and as strange as it sounds, the sea sounded like a busy motorway.....
...
Forum: Photography Corner 20th January 2019, 22:14
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Ohh, sorry. Sadly not, I will be leaving home...

Ohh, sorry.
Sadly not, I will be leaving home at stupid o'clock to drive to work.
I may see it, but won't have the chance to photograph it.
Forum: Photography Corner 20th January 2019, 21:25
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Thanks Jeff! LOL, no, I took this in early...

Thanks Jeff!

LOL, no, I took this in early evening, just as the sun was going down.
I love it here. It has to be my favourite place to sit and relax.


We have had thick cloud for days, but I...
Forum: Photography Corner 20th January 2019, 21:13
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Yesterday, I was sat on my favourite stone,...

Yesterday, I was sat on my favourite stone, watching the sun go down. The sea was very rough but the sky was beautiful.

I had my camera set up on my tripod, remote shutter in hand, waiting for...
Forum: Photography Corner 20th January 2019, 19:15
Replies: 900
Views: 83,303
Posted By Phil
Great photos as ever Jeff.

Great photos as ever Jeff.
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 22:15
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Phil
I can see it now. Your image looks infinitely...

I can see it now. Your image looks infinitely better than mine.

I have to ask, you say you reduced the yellow to increase the green in the grass?

I see what you are saying now. The brackets...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 21:34
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Phil
Thank you. I asked how they were hung and they...

Thank you.
I asked how they were hung and they said "with four screws" but it looked a bit of a pain.

I think you are right about it coming from the grass. I moved the picture to another room and...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 21:27
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Phil
Thank you very much, I really appreciate that! :}...

Thank you very much, I really appreciate that! :}

That is a very good point, If it comes to that, I will enlarge the photo area (without stretching) and then clone the grass.

Or, as CLF says, I...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 19:51
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Phil
Thank you very much. I hadn't thought of...

Thank you very much.
I hadn't thought of cropping the right side to be honest, but will do that I think.

I got three images printed onto 12x8 just to see how they came out.

Oscar looks...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 12:35
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Phil
Hi Jeff, Thanks for that. I made the image...

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for that.
I made the image private as I was still playing with it.

Here's a public version, slightly tweaked...
What do you think? Colour balance etc...

Any further...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 12:09
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Phil
Not to worry. What do you think to the...

Not to worry.

What do you think to the colour balance? On my laptop, it looks ok, but on my phone it looks too yellow.
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 11:58
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Phil
Yes, it's on my laptop. I can zoom in 100% of the...

Yes, it's on my laptop. I can zoom in 100% of the image and it's still got all the details. I can even see beads of water on his whiskers around his mouth.

Although hard to gauge, when it's zoomed...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 11:51
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Phil
I've just opened the image in photoshop and it...

I've just opened the image in photoshop and it says the image is 300ppi?
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 11:30
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Phil
It's set for highest quality. Maybe Flickr...

It's set for highest quality.

Maybe Flickr reduces the photo quality?
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 11:06
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Phil
Thanks for that. That's a shame. My camera is...

Thanks for that.
That's a shame. My camera is 18mp. So I guess to do a3, I would need a near on 40mp camera?

How big do you think I could go?
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 09:47
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Cheers Jeff. It was almost dark when I took...

Cheers Jeff.
It was almost dark when I took this! I think that added to the lack of captured colour.
I was really hoping to see some bigger waves. I've yet to see myself but apparently waves...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 00:26
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Phil
Putting a pet photo onto canvas.....

Hi,

I want to get my mate Oscar put onto a canvas print.

This is the photo:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4833/46069314304_781ce83581_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dbZh7u)IMG_4194-4...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th January 2019, 00:19
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Only one today... ...

Only one today...
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4871/45877749625_4aacb51d20_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cU4sBc)Looks like a storm is on the way.... Porthcawl, Wales. UK (https://flic.kr/p/2cU4sBc) by...
Forum: Photography Corner 14th January 2019, 03:58
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By Phil
Excellent Jeff, they look really good.

Excellent Jeff, they look really good.
Forum: Photography Corner 13th January 2019, 21:21
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Yes, I did the same! I only decided to get a...

Yes, I did the same!
I only decided to get a shutter release when I was sat on the beach, trying to catch shots of the waves breaking on the rocks..

Woo, that sounds interesting!
I look forward...
Forum: Photography Corner 13th January 2019, 21:09
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Thank you very much!! I did, yes. My variable...

Thank you very much!!
I did, yes. My variable GOBE filter. To be honest, I probably didn't need it as it wasn't very bright, but it was already on there so went with it.

I got a remote for the...
Forum: Photography Corner 13th January 2019, 20:56
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Ogmore by Sea. River running into the sea... ...

Ogmore by Sea. River running into the sea...
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7903/31764635367_d4a4a338f1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QoW4r2)Ogmore by Sea, Wales. UK (https://flic.kr/p/QoW4r2) by Philip...
Forum: Photography Corner 4th January 2019, 23:46
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
This is the "Jennings building" in Porthcawl...

This is the "Jennings building" in Porthcawl harbour. It's an old warehouse, now Grade II listed and houses several restaurants......
...
Forum: Photography Corner 2nd January 2019, 19:23
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Thank you very much. It's the best thing we've...

Thank you very much.
It's the best thing we've ever done.

I've been wandering around on the beach this evening, watching the sun go down. Five minute walk from the house. I never dreamed I'd be...
Forum: Photography Corner 1st January 2019, 22:02
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By Phil
Fantastic photographs there. Happy new year!

Fantastic photographs there. Happy new year!
Forum: Photography Corner 1st January 2019, 21:59
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
A few more from the vicinity..... ...

A few more from the vicinity.....

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4903/44743536330_5b33db8cc6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2baQjvy)Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales. UK. (https://flic.kr/p/2baQjvy) by Philip...
Forum: Photography Corner 30th December 2018, 20:31
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Thanks Bob! They've come with but SWMBO...

Thanks Bob!

They've come with but SWMBO wants them moved on!
Forum: Photography Corner 30th December 2018, 19:34
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Haha, well... It won't come as a surprise, but I...

Haha, well... It won't come as a surprise, but I am Welsh by blood, so, you are right!

I love Wales and always have. It's always felt like home..... :)
Forum: Photography Corner 30th December 2018, 19:24
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
A few more photos... ...

A few more photos...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4883/45782167524_e460ffa4e1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cKBznW)Sun setting on a stream running into the sea at Nash Point. Wales, UK....
Forum: Photography Corner 30th December 2018, 19:17
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Thank you very much Mark! I'm commuting. The...

Thank you very much Mark!
I'm commuting. The company I work for have allowed me to drop down to a four day week. I have to work longer days to make up for it though, but it's totally worth it.
It's...
Forum: Photography Corner 30th December 2018, 10:10
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Thanks very much guys. I will add more as I go...

Thanks very much guys.
I will add more as I go along. :icon_lol:
Forum: Photography Corner 29th December 2018, 20:28
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Thank you so much!! That's Nash Point. About 20...

Thank you so much!!
That's Nash Point. About 20 minutes up the road.
The coastline is so rugged there. Just stunning.
Forum: Photography Corner 29th December 2018, 20:05
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By Phil
Relocation...

Hi, I've moved house and relocated to Wales.
This is a dream move for me. I've wanted to do this for as long as I can remember, but there's always been some obstacle in the way.

Anyway, the...
Forum: Photography Corner 25th December 2018, 23:11
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Oh, I nearly forgot... My old pal Oscar,...

Oh, I nearly forgot...

My old pal Oscar, getting into the Christmas spirit....

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7840/45738618234_dceab22ef9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cFLnG7)Oscar, my old pal...
Forum: Photography Corner 25th December 2018, 22:55
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Happy Christmas everyone! A few more from...

Happy Christmas everyone!

A few more from America!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4879/31376808097_298dd606c7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PNEkTX)Inner harbour, Baltimore, Maryland. United States...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2018, 09:55
Replies: 108
Views: 5,452
Posted By Phil
My real hate on the motorway is people who cannot...

My real hate on the motorway is people who cannot control their speed and slow down and speed up, especially when you are overtaking..
Forum: Photography Corner 10th December 2018, 21:08
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Some more photos from Baltimore... ...

Some more photos from Baltimore...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4828/45539823114_fd0b34b0e8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cocuQ3)Inner harbour, Baltimore, Maryland. United States of America...
Forum: Photography Corner 2nd December 2018, 21:18
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Thank you Jeff!

Thank you Jeff!
Forum: Photography Corner 2nd December 2018, 19:43
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
I was sent to America this week with work. Only...

I was sent to America this week with work.
Only for three days but I was determined to make the most of it.

I was sent to Baltimore.
This was my first time in America and I really enjoyed it.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2018, 18:31
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Phil
Oh gosh! Such sad news. I met him in his shop...

Oh gosh! Such sad news.
I met him in his shop in Norfolk when I was a little boy. He gave me a photograph and signed it.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2018, 18:36
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Phil
I saw this the other day and I did swear.. I...

I saw this the other day and I did swear..
I don't really know what the benefit is of having a pro account over what I already had up until
this new direction change.
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2018, 23:03
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Phil
The Marina needs a new alternator.... :mad: ...

The Marina needs a new alternator.... :mad:

I took it out a fortnight ago. About 1/4 of a mile up the road and the charging light came on.
Drove back home and stuck a meter over the battery. No...
Forum: Photography Corner 27th October 2018, 19:44
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Phil
Thanks again for the information. The new...

Thanks again for the information.
The new filter arrived today, I will put it on tomorrow and see if there's any difference between the two.

I have a good sturdy tripod and leave a two second...
Forum: Photography Corner 27th October 2018, 12:26
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Phil
Thank you CLF, I appreciate the advice. I...

Thank you CLF,
I appreciate the advice.
I know the ISO should be as low as possible, but I also thought, from my own experience that the shutter speed should be kept to no more than around 20...
Forum: Photography Corner 27th October 2018, 01:47
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Phil
Hi, I'd already decided to replace the filter...

Hi,
I'd already decided to replace the filter with a Hoya, which I ordered yesterday.
I didn't see any plus point regarding the filter when I bought the lens, other than this cheap filter had been...
Forum: Photography Corner 27th October 2018, 01:35
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Went out tonight with the camera... Only a few...

Went out tonight with the camera...
Only a few miles up the road to a woodland and managed to catch this.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1916/44849019184_8f73de26a6_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography Corner 25th October 2018, 07:38
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Phil
Hi Ken, Thank you, I too prefer Hoya, but...

Hi Ken,

Thank you, I too prefer Hoya, but still impressed with my Gobe ND filters.

I wouldn't have bought the camlink myself, but it was already fitted.
Forum: Photography Corner 24th October 2018, 19:12
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Phil
A question about filters and my "new" lens...

Hi,
As some may know, I've been attempting photos of stars...
I decided the best thing to do would be to buy a wide angle lens. I saw a Sigma 10-20mm f4 lens for a good price and bought it.
I...
Forum: Photography Corner 22nd October 2018, 23:35
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
On and off, over the last couple of days I've...

On and off, over the last couple of days I've been revisiting some of the photos I took in Japan last year, seeing if any of them could be salvaged.
Basically, when I went I had no idea how to use a...
Forum: Photography Corner 21st October 2018, 23:21
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
We went to Brecon yesterday to see if we could...

We went to Brecon yesterday to see if we could see any meteors from the shower.
I saw one, SWMBO missed it..... :duh:

I took the camera and caught this. The moon was out in full which...
Forum: Social Forum 21st October 2018, 20:38
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Phil
Thanks very much guys. I'm feeling a little...

Thanks very much guys.
I'm feeling a little less concerned now.

The question is, can I store all my stuff in two bedrooms and a dining room in the furnished house until my sale is complete!!...
Forum: Photography Corner 21st October 2018, 20:34
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Thank you! I went to Brecon last night and...

Thank you!
I went to Brecon last night and tried the same. Got some reasonable results but the moon was out in full which bleached the sky unfortunately.
I will get back up there again.
Forum: Social Forum 20th October 2018, 16:50
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Phil
Thanks for the replies guys. We will rent in...

Thanks for the replies guys.
We will rent in Porthcawl and want to buy around this area up to Brecon.

Really looking forward to it. Just hope it all works out.
Forum: Social Forum 20th October 2018, 15:46
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Phil
Moving house

Hello,
We are looking to relocate and move house.
We've found a house to rent which we will move into while my own house is on the market.

Trying to keep my house tidy and ready for viewings...
Forum: Photography Corner 15th October 2018, 23:25
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Had another play with this one...... What do...

Had another play with this one......

What do you think??

The orange light is from Swindon....

I can't wait to do this in Brecon!...
Forum: Photography Corner 10th October 2018, 20:00
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Thank you! I wasn't sure if they looked a...

Thank you!
I wasn't sure if they looked a little bit ridiculous!
It's certainly the best I can manage by a big town!

I want to go to Brecon and try the same. Hopefully get better results.
Forum: Photography Corner 8th October 2018, 23:09
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1902/30249763847_ca...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1902/30249763847_ca0f3a86b6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/N64WUx)IMG_1072-11 face (https://flic.kr/p/N64WUx) by Philip Davies (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150102739@N04/),...
Forum: Photography Corner 8th October 2018, 23:05
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Hang on! .

Hang on!

.
Forum: Photography Corner 8th October 2018, 22:15
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
This one really surprised me after editing... ...

This one really surprised me after editing...
Can you see the face!??
When I saw it I called SWMBO to have a look.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1951/44276531695_8d267eb2ff_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography Corner 8th October 2018, 00:11
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Thank you very much!! I've spent the most of...

Thank you very much!!
I've spent the most of this evening playing with another of last night's photos..

Here's the result:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1968/44233429475_5ff1f3c96d_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography Corner 6th October 2018, 23:41
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
The new (to me) lens arrived yesterday. I took it...

The new (to me) lens arrived yesterday. I took it out tonight, nearly froze but it was worth while and the lens didn't disappoint. I was quite impressed.
I'm just going through and editing the...
Forum: Photography Corner 2nd October 2018, 22:10
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
This took me by surprise. I am assuming this is...

This took me by surprise. I am assuming this is part of the Milky way...
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1934/44342481904_6f36794462_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ayoP15)The Milky way?...
Forum: Photography Corner 1st October 2018, 12:36
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Thank you. The only thing I'm wary of is the f4...

Thank you. The only thing I'm wary of is the f4 maximum aperture.
I figure that it's probably not going to be noticeably different from the lens I'm using now with maximum aperture of f3.5..
Forum: Photography Corner 30th September 2018, 22:59
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
This evening, I "won" on ebay a 10-20mm Sigma...

This evening, I "won" on ebay a 10-20mm Sigma lens... Don't tell SWMBO!!
Looking forward to trying that out at night.
I don't think image quality will be any better, but will definitely catch more...
Forum: Photography Corner 30th September 2018, 22:57
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Following on with the night time theme...... ...

Following on with the night time theme......
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1962/44275158414_d29021d37e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2asrL5f)Which way? (https://flic.kr/p/2asrL5f) by Philip Davies...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2018, 22:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By Phil
I do have a Marina, or should that be plural, I...

I do have a Marina, or should that be plural, I have a 1971 1300 SDL saloon in Harvest Gold sound familiar? a 1972 TC Coupe in Lagoon, a 1973 Leyland Special Tuning ex works Coupe, a 1975 Mumford...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2018, 21:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By Phil
Your MOT is due next week Phil ;) The...

Your MOT is due next week Phil ;)

The question is are you going to bother this year, I'm tempted to simply tax mine :drool4:

Brian :D[/QUOTE]
Hi Brian,
First of all, how do you know that!? I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2018, 20:05
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By Phil
I think I prefer mine... :D:getmecoat: ...

I think I prefer mine... :D:getmecoat:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/887/26430936987_479986ae56_c.jpg[/url]Morris Marina in the sunshine! (https://flic.kr/p/GgBsJ8) by Philip Davies...
Forum: Photography Corner 24th September 2018, 22:25
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Not that I like the colder, darker evenings, but...

Not that I like the colder, darker evenings, but it does make night photography easier....
Lovely night tonight.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1939/44175341544_91f8820a88_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography Corner 15th September 2018, 22:23
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
We went to Brecon today and stopped off at...

We went to Brecon today and stopped off at Llywynon Reservoir. I read that that the water levels had dropped so much that an old bridge was revealed. I really wanted to see that!

The valley was...
Forum: Social Forum 15th September 2018, 11:45
Replies: 176
Views: 12,348
Posted By Phil
I'm so sorry to hear this. Its the hardest part...

I'm so sorry to hear this.
Its the hardest part of owning a dog.
Forum: Photography Corner 8th September 2018, 21:09
Replies: 231
Views: 7,844
Posted By Phil
Hello Phil, I've never had any trouble with...

Hello Phil,
I've never had any trouble with Bees, but Wasps, I find they seem to look for trouble so tend to keep out of their way! Therefore the photographic opportunities don't present themselves...
Forum: Photography Corner 26th August 2018, 20:32
Replies: 231
Views: 7,844
Posted By Phil
I forgot I took this... It was hidden in a...

I forgot I took this... It was hidden in a different folder on my SD card. (My camera creates a different folder after 9999 images taken...)

Anyway, I was quite pleased. I think wasps are pretty...
Forum: Photography Corner 20th August 2018, 13:35
Replies: 900
Views: 83,303
Posted By Phil
I love the eyes! Great photographs!

I love the eyes! Great photographs!
Forum: Photography Corner 19th August 2018, 21:55
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Thank you! I love my old Marina to bits. ...

Thank you!
I love my old Marina to bits.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/887/26430936987_479986ae56_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GgBsJ8)Morris Marina in the sunshine! (https://flic.kr/p/GgBsJ8) by...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th August 2018, 21:49
Replies: 231
Views: 7,844
Posted By Phil
Went out for a wander again today... Again, not...

Went out for a wander again today...
Again, not much about...

I'm really pleased with this one:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1875/42330826410_8556f9ec23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27uCxUE)Small...
Forum: Photography Corner 18th August 2018, 21:20
Replies: 231
Views: 7,844
Posted By Phil
I've not used the macro lens much this year,...

I've not used the macro lens much this year, which is criminal when I think about how much it cost...

I stuck it on today and went out for a walk..
Nothing much about today which was a surprise....
Forum: Photography Corner 18th August 2018, 21:12
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Another couple from Porthcawl.. ...

Another couple from Porthcawl..
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1835/29045009497_7fa66d09c2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LfBgpP)Porthcawl, Wales. (https://flic.kr/p/LfBgpP) by Philip Davies...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd August 2018, 21:41
Replies: 30
Views: 2,185
Posted By Phil
A spot of glue will soon have those fears put to...

A spot of glue will soon have those fears put to rest! :}
Forum: Social Forum 3rd August 2018, 20:23
Replies: 30
Views: 2,185
Posted By Phil
Get yourself one of these Dave! You will look...

Get yourself one of these Dave! You will look quite the man about town!
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F201410373873

I've been slowly losing my...
Forum: Photography Corner 29th July 2018, 21:47
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
As we loved Porthcawl so much, we went back there...

As we loved Porthcawl so much, we went back there yesterday. Only for about 1 1/2 hours.... (We have dogs, so can't leave them for too long.) We are in love with the place and moving there seems to...
Forum: Photography Corner 24th July 2018, 22:47
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
We went to Porthcawl for the weekend. Lovely...

We went to Porthcawl for the weekend.
Lovely place. Seriously thinking about moving there. It made a huge impression on me....

I'm working through my photographs.. Here's a few of the ones I've...
Forum: Photography Corner 17th July 2018, 22:06
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
A couple from Glasgow... "The Clyde Arc"...

A couple from Glasgow...
"The Clyde Arc" Apparently known locally as "the squinty bridge."
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/925/43475652101_34090e2e2e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29eN5GD)The Clyde Arc...
Forum: Photography Corner 16th July 2018, 12:31
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Thanks Paul. I want a full frame, it's just...

Thanks Paul.
I want a full frame, it's just the cost is quite daunting and I'm not sure I can justify it.
My camera is 18 megapixel. So
From what you've said, (which makes sense) a newer crop...
Forum: Photography Corner 16th July 2018, 07:39
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
I do wonder how much of an improvement I would...

I do wonder how much of an improvement I would see if I upgraded to an 800D with its higher resolution sensor.
I wonder if noise control would be better.

I did start to look at second hand...
Forum: Photography Corner 16th July 2018, 07:36
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
Thanks Paul. This was a shot I took in Ireland...

Thanks Paul.
This was a shot I took in Ireland last year.
At the time I was only using the raw editor function of photoshop. The photoshop side I didn't really know how to use!

I think if I'd...
Forum: Photography Corner 15th July 2018, 21:54
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
I've been playing around with some older pictures...

I've been playing around with some older pictures I took of the night sky in an attempt to see what better results I could get now I'm a bit more confident with the editing....

Previous attempt:...
Forum: Photography Corner 14th July 2018, 20:33
Replies: 161
Views: 13,957
Posted By Phil
And another one... ...

And another one...
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/42692100964_06e352bd82_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/283ybfh)Largs, Scotland. (https://flic.kr/p/283ybfh) by Philip Davies...
Forum: Social Forum 13th July 2018, 21:22
Replies: 176
Views: 12,348
Posted By Phil
Hi Dave, nice to hear from you. Sorry for the...

Hi Dave, nice to hear from you. Sorry for the late reply!
Your new line of work I find very appealing! I'd love to do something similar.

Oscar is getting arthritic now, which is sad to see. But,...
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