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by mikeaspinall
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: #232 JUST GET ME THERE
Replies: 1
Views: 25

#232 JUST GET ME THERE

Hi folks

Seems that maybe we are getting a bit stale or setting themes not too popular or maybe difficult to do(?).

So your challenge, should you accept it, is to give me means of transport. Not had that for a while.

Ends should we say midnight 2nd February.
by mikeaspinall
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: #231 Happy!
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: #231 Happy!

Cheers Andy.

Such a pity that you got such a poor response my friend. Maybe the time of year when we aren't so happy.
by mikeaspinall
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: #231 Happy!
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: #231 Happy!

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by mikeaspinall
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Digital
Topic: THINKING CAPS PLEASE ( NEED ADVICE ).
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: THINKING CAPS PLEASE ( NEED ADVICE ).

Thanks John. My thinking was 95% against the lens and you have added the final 5. Pity as the lens gets pretty good reports.
by mikeaspinall
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Digital
Topic: THINKING CAPS PLEASE ( NEED ADVICE ).
Replies: 2
Views: 121

THINKING CAPS PLEASE ( NEED ADVICE ).

Hi everybody

I have always thought that it's best to avoid buying a lens with 'fungal' problems but one for sale has got me thinking.

A Sigma 17-50 mm F2.8 at a reasonable price ( £70 ) with 'minor' fungus which is speaking to me BUT is it a bargain or
white elephant?

Your opinions please.
by mikeaspinall
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: #229 A LITTLE NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: #229 A LITTLE NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Well a bit disappointing this time with only the five entries.

My favourite is by Mike Forrest with the Chorley shot. The lines from the cars really add to this image.

So - over to you Mr Forrest.
by mikeaspinall
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: #229 A LITTLE NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Replies: 8
Views: 404

#229 A LITTLE NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Hi everybody Don't think that we have had this subject for a while so get your tripods out and give me some night pictures. Colour or monochrome. Street scenes with house/shop lighting, silvery moonlit nights etc. Closing time midnight Sunday 15th December when we have a new Government (or as the Wh...
by mikeaspinall
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: #218 Sunrise or sunset
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: #218 Sunrise or sunset

Cheers Graham. For the record my image was shot on a Nikon compact camera at a faraway beach in Blackpool. According to a judge what made it different was the gull on the left hand thirds balancing the guy on the right. Silly man thought that I might have put the gull in by PS. He obviously didn't k...
by mikeaspinall
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Digital
Topic: I AM LOOKING TO BUY A LENS FOR NIKON D5100
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: I AM LOOKING TO BUY A LENS FOR NIKON D5100

Hi Janice Many thanks for your message which I have only just seen. My Son has loaned/given me a Sigma 18-200 OS lens which is just right. An equivalent Tamron would need an autofocus motor to work with my D5100 which doesn't have a built in one. Problem is of course the lens (like a Nikon or Tamron...
by mikeaspinall
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: #218 Sunrise or sunset
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: #218 Sunrise or sunset

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by mikeaspinall
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Digital
Topic: I AM LOOKING TO BUY A LENS FOR NIKON D5100
Replies: 2
Views: 225

I AM LOOKING TO BUY A LENS FOR NIKON D5100

Hi Folks I managed to get a Nikon D5100 for a reasonable price and am now looking for a lens to replace the 18-55 mm which my Son has loaned me. Ideally a 'walkabout lens' with a bigger reach (e.g. 18-200) would be perfect although I would consider anything similar. If you have anything for sale ple...
by mikeaspinall
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: #226 Autumn
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: #226 Autumn

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by mikeaspinall
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: #225 INSPIRED BY QUEEN (THE GROUP OF COURSE)
Replies: 14
Views: 1037

Re: #225 INSPIRED BY QUEEN (THE GROUP OF COURSE)

So what's your point Paul?
by mikeaspinall
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: #225 INSPIRED BY QUEEN (THE GROUP OF COURSE)
Replies: 14
Views: 1037

Re: #225 INSPIRED BY QUEEN (THE GROUP OF COURSE)

Hi Chris I had originally thought that pictures inspired by their song titles was the theme so didn't appreciate the inspiration of an album cover. Perhaps I should have considered this and of all their songs Bohemian Rhapsody would be a definite challenge. It's still one of your special shots Maest...
by mikeaspinall
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: #225 INSPIRED BY QUEEN (THE GROUP OF COURSE)
Replies: 14
Views: 1037

Re: #225 INSPIRED BY QUEEN (THE GROUP OF COURSE)

Hi everybody. First the pleasure of winning but then of course the pain in judging and making comments. Ah well!! Here goes. MEL - Say ahh! So cute and so Mel. Did you know that I'm a cat person my friend? This is a lovely shot. ANDY This fits the title so well it scares me to death. Right up there ...