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Just 4 Fun Wk9 Where would you rather be

5 3 1 Rank 1st 2nd 3rd Score Zanzibar At Dawn Steve Bexon 1 3 1   18 New Zealand Julie Hiolbeche-Manud 2 2 1 4 17 Singapore Peter Lawrance 3   4 1 13 Auckland Julie Holbeche-Manud 4 2   1 11 North Devon Beach At Dawn Steve Bexon 4 2   1 11 The Peaceful Dales Alan Cook 6 1 1 1 9 Watching Steam Trains Gary Wood 6   2 3 9 Outback Australia Peter Lawrance 8   2 1 7 The Pub Phil Mallin 9 1   1 6 The Schmittenhoe Zell Am See Loz Waterson 9 1   1 6 Evening Sky Over Sydney Margaret Waterson 11 1     5 Forward Out Of Lockdown John Smith 11 1     5 12 Apostles John Langham 13   1   3 Pulpit Rock John Langham 13   1   3 Tongario National Park New Zealand Margaret Waterson 13   1   3 Boating On Andaman Sea Alan Cook 16       0 Enjoying A Pint Gary Wood 16       0 From Montepulciano Steve Pears 16       0 Lets Get Cruising Again John Smith 16       0 Montepulciano -Steve Pears 16       0 My Hairdressers Wendy Cook 16       0 No Virus Allowed Ian Waite 16       0 Schonbrunn Palace Vienna Loz Waterson 16       0 The Pub Again Phil Mallin 16       0 Top Of The World Ian Waite 16       0   Forward Out Of Lockdown by John Smith This weeks Just4Fun is the...

Just 4 Fun Wk 8 Creative

5 3 1 Rank 1st 2nd 3rd Score Walkies Peter Lawrance 1 6 1 1 34 Dandelion Seed Julie Holbeche-Maund 2 3 5 3 33 Curves Ken Chesterman 3 3 1   18 Garden Elephants Steve Bexon 4 3   1 16 The Planets Steve Bexon 5   2 3 9 R4 There Be Dragons Gary Wood 6   2 1 7 Room With A View Ian Waite 7   1 3 6 Trees In May Isobel Chesterman 7 1   1 6 Rear Window Lan Cook 9   1 1 4 Flying Around Isobel Chesterman 10   1   3 In The Kitchen Julie Holbeche-Maund 10   1   3 Sqrog In The Garden Steve Pears 10   1   3 Corinth Canal From The Bedroom John Smith 13     1 1 Performance Art Peter Lawrance 13     1 1 Voyyeur Alan Cook 15       0   Corinth Canal From The Bedroom by John Smith I was dreaming of holidays in Greece when low and behold the Corinth Canal appeared in the bedroom window ——–8<—————————————— Curves by Ken Chesterman ——–8<—————————————— Dandelion Seed by Julie Holbeche-Maund ——–8<—————————————— Flying Around by Isobel Chesterman ——–8<—————————————— Garden Elephants by Steve Bexon Blended the layers of two images in Photoshop Elements, one taken in my garden, the other of elephants taken in the Serengeti ——–8<—————————————— In The Kitchen by Julie Holbeche-Maund ——–8<—————————————— Performance Art by Peter Lawrance Images taken at Twycross and London as well as at home. ——–8<—————————————— Rear Window by Alan Cook ——–8<—————————————— Room With A View by Ian Waite ——–8<—————————————— The Planets by Steve Bexon Filled...

Just 4 Fun Wk 7 Lockdown Activities

5 3 1 Rank 1st 2nd 3rd Done Walking Gary Wood 1 2 4 3 Weathering (In) The Lockdown Ian Waite 2 1 5 2 Drip, Drip, Drip John Smith 3 4     Charcoal Sketching Alan Cook 4 3 1 1 Li’L Ol’ Wine Drinker Me Alan Cook 5 3   1 Searching For Frogs Ian Waite 6 2   1 Eating Everything In Sight Peter Lawrance 7   2 2 What Did You Find In The Garage Steve Pears 7 1   3 Wine Tasting Wendy Cook 9   2 1 Knitting Wendy Cook 10   2   Enjoying Photography Margaret Waterson 11     1 In Training Trish Rudin 11     1 Honing The Perfect Body On Wii Fit !!!!! Pater Lawrance 13       Relaxing Trish Rudin 13       So That’S What Was In The Case Steve Pears 13       Still Walking Gary Wood 13     Li’L Ol’ Wine Drinker Me by Alan Cook Nikon 3300 18-300 lens Taken at 18mm 1/4000 sec F4 ISO 400 Spot mete Infra red shutter release. Cropped in photoshop with a tweak in camera raw ———————-8<———————————- Knitting – Wendy Cook Knit a few cushion covers , now running out of cushions. Taken with Lumix camera 610mm 1/60th sec F37 ISO100 Cropped in Photoshop ———————-8<———————————- Honing The Perfect Body On Wii Fit !!!!!-Pater Lawrance I have been keeping my body at its usual heightened state of fitness by working out on the Wii Fit. (Don’t even think it.) ———————-8<———————————- Wine Tasting Wendy Cook ———————-8<———————————- DRIP,DRIP,DRIP. John Smith I was waiting for inspiration and remembered...

2020 Neville Jackson Trophy Image of the Year IOTY

With the COVID-19 lockdown disruption this Open Print competition was shifted to PDI and the Judge Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP/p from Smethwick PS kindly did the voting remotely including returning comments and modified images showing his thoughts. These are included below plus comments from the authors says why and what they did to the image. A Glimmer Of Light by Alan cook scored 12 A good attempt at making an Creative image. The white areas to the left are too bright. An Intimate Portrait by Al Simms scored 14 The double lines down her arms affect the picture, otherwise, another photographer trying to create something different. The image was taken with a big square soft box directly behind her Apple Blossom by Paul Steans scored 13 Perhaps a little too much in the picture. Try and simplify by choosing less complicated flower buds. This was taken for one of the rounds of Just for fun but wasn’t used. Cropping and dodging and burning was done using Affinity. I also adjusted the colours. Battling On by Peter Lawrance Scored 16 A good canoeing shot. Looks like the photographer has flipped the image as the name on the helmet looks ‘back to front’. Holme Pierpont, September last year at national White Water Championships. Nikon D850 and 70 – 200 lens 5000 at f2.8 Very high speed to freeze extremely quick movement. The challenges were to avoid the far bank and to try and make it appear contestants not blinded by sun. Original Image . Bee Fly by Chantal Copper Scored 16 Its unfortunate that there is a little area to the...

Just 4 Fun Wk 6 Lockdown

JUST 4 FUN WEEK6 – The suggestion for this weeks theme is How about LOCKDOWN (Skype, zoom, clapping for NHS, talking to neighbours or dog walkers keeping 2 metre distance, queues outside shops, celebrations, VE Day etc , anything that you have seen or done during lockdown) We decided to up the anti and now alloud 2 images per member I was going to enter this Loone with Pirantical tendencies but thought it would make it to easy for you to pick the winner Duf by Gary Wood Otherwise known as Dress Up Friday. At work on a Friday before lockdown we had a Dress Down Friday i.e. if we gave a £1 for the company supported charity we could wearn non busness oriented clothing i.e. jeans and a teashirt Well since lockdown some bright spark decided we should do a dress up to some theme instead and submit an image of our self working so we have had Creative, Sun, Sea & Sand, 70’s Disco, favorite sport, and last week was film characters so I choose Long John Silver ———————–8<—————————————- Church In Lockdown by Steve Bexon None of your suggestions happening in my area worth photographing, so had a walk around and looked for lockdown locks!! ———————–8<—————————————- Escc Live by Daniel Wood ———————–8<—————————————- Forever Washing by Wendy Cook ———————–8<—————————————- Going Nowhere In Lockdown by Margaret Waterson we were out walking when i spotted this one along the canal I didn’t have my camera so used my phone , i haven’t done very much to the photo it’s more or less how i took it ———————–8<—————————————- Handmade V.E Day...

Just 4 Fun Wk 5 Animals

So the fifth week of Just for fun themed Animals has ended. After a slow start we ended with 23 images but a couple of entries that where more Just 4 fun than Animal Zoe Zebra by Peter Lawrance Have thought about it and what harm can it do by entering it. It is after all, Just for Fun. Spent ages in the garden trying to capture something. We don’t have pets, The birds have flown away Even the amorous pigeons have given up. The creepy crawlies have crept and crawled out of sight The bees and other flying things have gone to ground The pesky squirrel has given up being a pest. So out came our pet Zebra, Zoe.   Then came Feed Me by Alan Wardropper I went into the garage and found these two Old Spanners feeding their brood , I bolted into the house and secured my camera and took the photo. I hope with all the torque about it being just for fun the rules are adjustable to be able to include this ?   5 3 1 Rank 1st 2nd 3rd Take A Bow Chantal Cooper 1 3 3 3 Lockdown Fun Isobel Chesterman 2 4 1 3 Garden Raider Steve Bexon 3 3 2 3 Here’s Looking At You Loz Waterson 4 4 1   Blowfly Peter Lawrance 4 2 4 1 Let’s Huddle Together Paul Steans 6 1 5 2 Peek A Boo Wendy Cook 7 3 2   Orange Tip Butterfly Margaret Waterson 8 1 2 5 What’s Social Distancing Steve Pears 9   3 2 Robin On Garden Fork...

Just 4 fun Wk4 In the Garden

Table of Votes Rank 1st 2nd 3rd Wren Chantel Cooper 1 11 6   Bee Isobel Chesterman 2 3 5 2 Gardeners World Julie Holbech-Maund 3 2 2 1 Stand Still! Andy Freeman 4   3 3 Acer Ken Chesterman 5 2   2 Water Droplets On Aubretia Margaret Waterson 5 1 1 3 Robin Patricia Rudin 7 1   4 Just Out Of The Pot Alan Wardropper 8   2 2 Rhododendron Ian Waite 9 1 1   House Sparrow Al Simms 10 1   1 Phil The Pheasant Steve Bexon 11   1 1 Crowded Sky John Denny 11 1     Dandelion Seeds Debbie Lowe 11 1     Fallen Blossom John Smith 11   1 1 Hyacinthoides Gary Wood 15   1   A Burst Of Spring Alan Cook 15     2 Waiting For Food Martin Hall 15   1   I’Ve Got My Beady Eye On You Paul Steans 18     1 Full Moon Daniel Wood 18     1 Fairy In The Garden Roger Leck 20       Garden Colours Peter Lawrance 20       The Greenhouse Steve Pears 20     ——-8<—————————- Rhododendron By Ian Waite Taken on his phone. He has just discovered the Pro mode on the camera and the selective focus feature that allows him to choose which parts are in focus AFTER the shot has been taken! ——-8<—————————- The Greenhouse By Steve Pears Taken on Canon M6 Mk 2 with Canon 11-22 millimetre lens at 11 millimetre and f11. Post processing in Affinity Photo brightened shadows, reduced highlights, increased contrast, clarity, exposure and detail...

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