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Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 23rd November 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By snaarman
Re: Panasonic 14-45 plus Lowepro

Sold and shipped to new owner :-)

Forum: Foto Fair 26th September 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By snaarman
South Coast sunshine

What a nice couple of days. Snaar towers has established an annex on the south coast, just in time for the nice weather late in the year.

So I had some fun with the cheap fish eye lens:
Forum: General accessories 14th April 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2,192
Posted By snaarman
Re: Recommend a sling strap...

And I still use the same design on my three cameras years later...
Forum: Wide angle 15th March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 5,011
Posted By snaarman
Re: Olympus 8mm Bodycap vs Samyang 7.5mm - thoughts?

If it helps, I just got the 9mm body cap and did a test against the 7-14mm Panasonic.


I rate the body cap as reasonable. It makes better...
Forum: Wide angle 15th March 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 4,578
Posted By snaarman
Something fishy (9mm)

I recently added the 9mm f8 body cap fisheye to my slim collection of lenses. I thought I would test the angle of coverage compared to the Panasonic 7-14mm wide zoom.

So here we have:

Forum: Foto Fair 2nd March 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By snaarman
Re: Around Town in the Snow

What he said ...


Forum: Looking for improvement 22nd February 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 6,170
Posted By snaarman
Re: Discussions on improvements

Ok. I was going to suggest the horizon was not straight but in fact it is perfect.

I think the headland on the left is fine. I'd like to know what the picture looks like in colour, though the mono...
Forum: Looking for improvement 22nd February 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 7,490
Posted By snaarman
Re: What's wrong with these pictures?

Yes, I like those crops, and the arguments for them. In fact once you get brave enough to ask for a critique of an image it can be quite illuminating getting other points of view.
Forum: Looking for improvement 22nd February 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,672
Posted By snaarman
Re: Suggestions for improvements

You could put a light sky blue to transparent overlay on the bleached sky. I often do this with that sort of shot and it suddenly gives the hint of a sunny day rather than an overcast one. However in...
Forum: Foto Fair 18th February 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By snaarman
In the Club with the Pen

In the Folk club at Midhurst again, with the Pen on silent mode...

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/PEN80013.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/97453)
Forum: The lounge 15th February 2018
Replies: 7
HELP! Hungerford
Views: 419
Posted By snaarman
Re: Hungerford

Yes, the antiques arcade on the main Street. Lots of individual antiques units in there and good photo opportunities if you are discreet.

Forum: The lounge 13th February 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 1,823
Posted By snaarman
Re: A Debenhams conundrum

In the early days, sensors produced more noise and were low resolution. So the manufacturers made the pictures appear higher resolution by adding software sharpening to the Jpegs.

This is fine at...
Forum: The lounge 28th January 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By snaarman
Re: How Can I Capture in-flight Prop Blur?

You can always fake it.. :-)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/622/blur_chop.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/27755)

That's one I faked 7 years ago in my Photoshop tricks...
Forum: Foto Fair 13th August 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By snaarman

Ah, at last - car that has not been polished within an inch of its life.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/P10204411.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/94877)
Forum: Foto Fair 29th March 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By snaarman
Re: Tyntesfield moments

I should point out the picture at the top of the thread is not the cottage we rented :-)

Somewhere in the info in the house I read a phrase along the lines of "with a fortune in the bank and no...
Forum: The lounge 3rd January 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,197
Posted By snaarman
Re: Researching your ancestors

I'm a bit wary of DNA testing.

I have this fondly held notion that I come from Scandinavian stock: fair skin, blue eyes, west Yorkshire ancestors up there amongst the Vikings and a vaguely...
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 2nd November 2016
Replies: 62
Views: 21,539
Posted By snaarman
Re: Pete's Photoshop tricks

Oh my.. Is it really six years since I did this thread of sneaky tricks?

I think the images are all still here, and the tricks are still relevant, I use most of them on a regular basis, although I...
Forum: Foto Fair 3rd October 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By snaarman
Not from round 'ere are you?

We don't like strangers.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/EM556597.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/90873)


Forum: Foto Fair 2nd October 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By snaarman
Re: Which to print?

Number 1 for me... I'm a fan of wide and wider...
Forum: Foto Fair 30th September 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By snaarman
Re: East coast farewell

Ah, yes. It is just north east of Cambridge...
Forum: Foto Fair 27th September 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By snaarman
Re: More East coast moments

Why not rent the Martello Tower south of Aldeburgh for a week.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/EM576621.JPG (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/90841)

If you don't want...
Forum: The lounge 15th July 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,007
Posted By snaarman
Ever lost your photo mojo?

I just did a backup (like you do) and discovered I have taken and kept a total of 112 pictures so far this year, and the majority were from a 10 day holiday in Cyprus.

Is it the weather?
Is it...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th April 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By snaarman
Bedfordshire farewell

Alas, our time in Bedfordshire (or Cyprus) is coming to an end, so I have some parting shots to share.

Forum: Foto Fair 23rd April 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By snaarman
Re: Bedfordshire shopping

OK, I will come clean. They are bread proving boards. The dough rises in the hollows and then it gets cooked. No I don't know what the little knob is for.

This was the small but excellently formed...
Forum: Foto Fair 20th April 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By snaarman
Bedfordshire beaches

I thought I should report on the tourist industry here so I managed to get on to a typical beach disguised as a pale skinned tripper.

To be honest Blackpool need not fear. It's pretty much the...
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