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    AUGUST 2020 SCORES

    A handful of Semogue brushes :D Three Galahad C3: Premium Boar, Premium Boar IT & Finest Badger. Two Pharos C3 Black Horse
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    June Photo Challenge - Close

    Trying to come up with another challenge that should be possible to do in a restricted environment. Close; get close to something. Close doesn't mean it has to be a macro shot, macro shots are welcome but not required. This challenge can be done with any equipment capable of taking a photo...
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    May Photo Challenge - Silhouette

    Depending on where you live, I understand that some people still have their movements restricted, so I think I have found a challenge that can be done pretty much everywhere: take a photo of whatever subject you desire just make it a silhouette. And in case you need a little help, here is a...
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    The Panama Canal (2014)

    Sorry, but I might have been a little enthusiastic on the photo-adding :blushing: - anyway here we go Coming from the Pacific side. Puente de Las Américas at about 07:20 am (Panama City) Preparing the locomotives for work Two ships in the first set of locks When the lock doors are closed...
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    February 2020 Photo Challenge: Light

    While the Northern hemisphere is waiting for the daylight to return, I thought it could be fun to make the challenge about light. Let light be the star of the photo in any way you interpret it; it could be a high-key photo, a sun ray, a lamp post, something really bright - it is all up to you...
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    My latest Gold Dollar 66 modification

    A couple of weeks ago I suddenly got the urge to do another GD modification - it has been a long time since I did one. For this one, I wanted to keep it pretty simple, but also challenge myself (a little) on my preferences. I really like wood with a lot of grain and most often it can be found...
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" December 16th - December 22nd, 2019

    2019-12-16 Ikea Bowl ¤ Vie-Long American Style ¤ 6/8" Gold Dollar 66 TFS Ciotola Rossa ¤ Myrsol F./Extra ¤ Scuderia Ferrari Red EDT
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    Seeking backpack advise/recommendation

    After I have upgraded my camera and a couple of my lenses, my on-the-go camera bag has become too small (Lowepro Nova 2) and my transport bag (Hama Caddy F180) is too unhandy. Both of them are shoulder bags which isn't optimal when I am out and about for several hours, so I am looking for a...
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    August photo challenge: Diagonal

    Alright; the challenge for August is your interpretation of "diagonal". I will refrain from posting photos because I don't want to direct the ideas in a particular direction or to be of a certain type. And as always: The photograph must be yours, taken recently Only one entry. The challenge...
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    Meet-up of American cars

    The village I live in has an American Car Club and in cooperation with one or two other similar clubs they (apparently) hold an annual meet-up taking turns organising it in the respective towns - this year it was right on my doorstep and with free admittance there was no valid excuse not to...
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    Panorama day

    My car had a bad injector and I had to have it replaced, so when I finally got the car back this afternoon, I thought it would be a good excuse to take it for a drive and test the engine - bringing my camera as well :wink: I am having fun making panoramas (maybe too much :1eye:), but if you...
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    Trying to be a creatice copy-cat

    I recently saw a Youtube video with photographer Gavin Hoey, where he creates a picture of a wireless lighted light bulb. It looked like fun, so I thought I would try copying it. I don't have a dimmer (yet), so I had to fiddle a little more to recreate the picture. In order to keep the...
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    Review: Eddie's Barber, Prague

    I have just had 5 wonderful days in Prague (my first visit to the city), and during my stay there, I decided to pamper myself with a traditional hot towel shave at Eddie’s Barber. It was a really nice experience, from entering the barber shop with its wooden plank floor and large industrial...
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    Street photography - take two

    I have been running around in my village for two reasons; first and foremost to get some practice of street photography and secondly to try out my sling strap - which is great compared to the complimentary strap. This will definitely be used a lot in the future. There is room for improvement...
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    October Challenge: Curves

    If there is something I find very pleasing for the eye, it is curves. Man made or natural doesn't really matter, so for this month's challenge I would like to see your take on curves. I have an example from a small church I came by the other day - a window with several curvy lines. And as...
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    First dedicated "street photography" shoot

    I've seen lots of great street shots both here and on the web, but it is nothing I have given any thoughts of doing myself (there is people involved) - until this month's challenge forced me to :scared: So I decided the other day, as the forecast predicted good weather today, to give it a try...
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    Thank you shaveitoff

    I would just like to express my gratitude to a true gentleman; shaveitoff In the Photo of the Day thread I expressed quite a liking to this photo and shaveitoff very kindly said I could just contact him for a Hi-res edition. I sent him a PM expressing that I would like to take up the offer and...
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    Just driving around

    Here some shots from yesterday evening, when I was just driving around the vicinity of my village for about 1½ hour. ISO 400, f/10 @ 1/200 sec. 100 mm The next two is taken from the same position, different zoom ISO 400, f/13 @ 1/160 sec. 18 mm ISO 400, f/13 @ 1/640 sec. 100 mm...
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    Advice for macro lens

    I got some cash that's close to burn my pocket, so I better spent them before it happens :biggrin1: I have to options; an air conditioning for my apartment or a macro lens in the region of 100 mm. No relation whatsoever between the two options, but I'm leaning towards the macro lens, as it...
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    Gold Dollar competition "tester"

    As this is not my entry for the Gold Dollar competition I wouldn't spam the competition with it, but is still has a connection to it though, as it was my "tester" I ended up doing new scales for as well, it wasn't in the plan but there you go :tongue_sm I tried bluing the steel, but it didn't...
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