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Show us your Photos! 2012 ..

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chesso3y, 3m agoPosted 3 years, 3 months ago
This is the place to post your very own photos of hols, scenes, wildlife and all things of interest. Accompanying descriptions and information, plus general photography chat are very welcome (but NOT so keen on 'just chat').

All the new camera owners --- get your pics in here. Pics from phones, point and shoots, bridge cameras, and D/SLRs - post them here and tell us about them. There's hardly anything as good as seeing that one in a hundred pic on your screen and we love them all.

This is our 5th year of 'the photo thread' but we love to see pics by new people so please don't be shy. If your pic is pro quality then ...brilliant .... but if it's a phone pic of your much loved dog then that's brilliant as well.

Not sure about something? You might find the answer in posts #1 – 9.

In the latest layout, there is the great list of liked photos etc in the Top Comments section - to get to the info posts you need to scroll past the Top Comments to the All Comments section i.e. the thread!!! lol .....
....... or you could use the old skin:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/?tsv=2011-09 direct link in #1

INDEX:
#1 how to post a pic
#2 monthly competition info - there are RULES , but no prizes!
#3 software for editing & resizing
#4 'Show us your Photos' annual calendar
#5 useful photography sites
#6 links to old threads and summaries
#7 links to 'interesting stuff' summaries in this thread
#8 misc
#9 misc 2

If, by any chance, you want constructive (ONLY constructive!) criticism and don't mind on what aspect of your photo it is based then type RIA (Rip it apart) next to it. If you are looking for specific feedback, then ask for that. If you want advice on how to do something then just ask!

PLEASE NOTE- the photos in this thread have been posted by the people who took them and they are very kindly sharing. Please ask if you have a specific reason for copying and don't 'use' them without permission.

Photo-contributors, if you don't want to risk your image being copied, then it's not a bad idea to post a low resolution photo, it won't look as good on screen as a high res. one but it will be pretty useless for commercial etc purposes.

The alternative, for lovely high res pics, is to watermark them in some way. Be careful though with watermarking, as we can't have business names or some-such that could be construed, in any way, as business names/self-promotion on HUKD. Anything doubtful in any way will be deleted. A watermark would generally be across the image, in order to render it useless to someone copying it.
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chesso3y, 3m agoPosted 3 years, 3 months ago
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chesso 26 Likes
You stay defiant goonie! ;)

Thanks for the 'welcome backs' guys. I'll be here for quite a few weeks until our next trip! The garden thinks it has the upper hand at the moment. (It does - woe is me.) Sorrento was a good place to visit kaks - plenty of days out to be had. Truth be told it was a bit hot, even for me and I like the heat, but I am definitely not complaining.

Do we need to call out DIY SOS for rich?

I still have tons of holiday pics but I found this gorgeous moth today, on the outside of the kitchen window, so, as we are having a Raynox week ....
He was a bit camera shy and had a little march to and fro.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/2012%20photo%20thread/93a9ae6c.jpg

Edited By: chesso on May 19, 2012 19:37
pirate22 21 Likes
Some great comp entries this month, well done everyone!! Back to planes for me I'm afraid and a free mini airshow just down the road today...

1.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/john_e_photos/IMG_7392.jpg

2.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/john_e_photos/IMG_7307.jpg

3.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/john_e_photos/IMG_7624.jpg

4.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/john_e_photos/IMG_7607.jpg

5.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/john_e_photos/IMG_7806.jpg

Edited By: pirate22 on Jul 01, 2012 20:46
deal-hunter 20 Likes
Meet the newby... This is Nicholas! Weighing in at a strapping 8lb 15.5oz just before midnight on Wednesday. Mum and baby doing well, our other two girls are thrilled, as are we.
Zero hours old...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7122244365_0be5461502.jpg

Sleeping (through the day! :( )
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6976166074_54c74667d6.jpg

Must sleep now... night all :)
hermanjelmet 19 Likes
Great competition entries so far folks. What started as a famine for me has turned into a flood as a trip to the North Norfolk coast today has left me with 500 odd photos to shift thru. This one will have to do as off out again

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7473395262_29473797a5_c.jpg
Airbourne by grbush, on Flickr
Monkeybumcheeks 18 Likes
Here's my effort....
[img]http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/7784/dsc0123im.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us[/img]

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chesso 5 Likes #1
#1 previous layout link ....http://www.hotukdeals.com/?tsv=2011-09

#1 how to post a pic

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/2012%20photo%20thread/0bad12bb.png




Edited By: chesso on Apr 30, 2012 11:15: update
chesso#2
#2 competition info
Monthly theme and competition is entirely optional!! Post your pics of anything on all but the competition day..

Monthly theme & competition: the theme for December is The FESTIVE SEASON chosen by pirate22, who said:

Thanks for the votes folks, there were some great entries this month. I don't think there can be any other theme for December than 'The Festive Season'. It was either this or 'Your Best of 2012' but I didn't think that would encourage people to go out and shoot, we could perhaps think about a 'Best of' comp separately if we can work out the logistics...?

There are RULES but no prizes

Post as many pics as you like on the theme in the thread during the month, as well as any other photos, of course.

Theme pics posted anytime during the month but only ONE comp pic. The competiton entry photo must be one taken during that month. Post pic for competition usually on the last day of the month. If there is a change to it being the last day of the month, it will be flagged in the thread title.
Vote by max of 3 likes per voter. Anyone can vote, only one like for each of 3 photos. Voting is on the first day of the next month and only votes on that day will count.

So e.g. take a photo in January; post it on the 31st January. Vote on 1st February.

Winner chooses the theme for the next month.







Edited By: chesso on Dec 05, 2012 14:21: update
chesso#3
#3 software for editing & resizing
Free photo-editing software:
http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php
http://picasa.google.com/
http://www.getpaint.net/
http://www.gimp.org/
http://pixlr.com/
http://www.irfanview.com/
http://www.picnik.com/app#/home/welcome
http://photofiltre.en.softonic.com/
http://www.sumopaint.com/app/
http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/10-free-photo-managing-software-you-should-at-least-know/

Re-sizing
word on resizing:
You can custom resize in photoshop and other editing software and photobucket etc have resizing, otherwise you can download a resizer.

This is good for windows but not W7 compatible
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx
This is W7 compatible
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Image-Resizer-Powertoy-Clone-Download-137644.html
Here's another one.
http://toki-woki.net/p/Shrink-O-Matic/
TBH I haven't checked that these are still good!






Edited By: chesso on Oct 03, 2012 20:14: update
chesso#4
#4 calendar
Info on the Calendar – this will be updated through the year
Hi Everyone,

The calendar (2012) is now complete and available for all to download - here is the link -
https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=6bec72ffbca399ae&resid=6BEC72FFBCA399AE!249&parid=6BEC72FFBCA399AE!101&authkey=!g1nvkXRssP8%24

I've just tested the link from this post and it works fine.

Don't forget to download from the full size pics. and not the thumbnails (it has happened in the past).

The files uploaded enable 3 different styles of calendar to be created by printing out the appropriate pages plus one cover each for landscape and portrait mode calendars. For those fitting together the full-page grids with full-page pics. the filenames on the pics. will give the clue as to which month they represent. The pages have been designed to print out on A4 but any size of paper can be used although it is best to maintain the aspect ratio. A3, A4, A5 are all the same aspect ratio just different overall sizes. Best results will be obtained using photo paper which has a glossy surface for the pics. and a matte side for the grids (where separate grids/pics are used). For those pages where grid and picture sit on the same side glossy paper will give the best results. You can use any paper but the results may look a little dull on ordinary or matte paper.

For those wanting to have an online service print the calendar just upload the full page pics. plus the appropriate cover (13 files in total) and the company will add their own grids. I have used Vistaprint in the past and been pleased with the result - there are, of course, a number of other companies that will print calendars and in all cases they come properly bound, ready to hang, which can be quite useful even if a little pricey. Some services are offering discounts at the moment.

I think that's all I need to pass on for you to be able to print this bespoke calendar. Credit to each photographer is given underneath each picture.

Edited By: Pugwash on Dec 08, 2011 13:12

For info about printing see http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/show-us-your-photos-2011-december-theme-840498?p=13044011 on
chesso#7
#7 links to summaries in this thread
Rocky will make a summary of things of interest from time to time and a link to each will ‘appear’ here.

summary 1

summary 2

summary 3

Edited By: chesso on May 18, 2012 10:47: update
chesso#9
#9 misc 2
free photo printing
http://www.freephotoprinting.net/
http://www.freephotoprinting.co.uk/

Edited By: chesso on Dec 31, 2011 13:41: update
wendy56 6 Likes #10
Found you!! X) Nobody posted yet.... are we not meant to oO I never did do as I was told ;) anyway hope you all had a great evening & I bet theres some soreeeee heads about, enjoy the rest of your day & look forward to some great photos In the new thread <3
flp14344#11
Reserved for 21st October !!!!
hermanjelmet 10 Likes #12
Wow! New year, new thread. Hope you all had a great time? A quiet one for me as i'm off down that there London for a couple of days and wanted a clear head. A good chance me thinks to try out my belated Christmas present, a panasonic 20mm prime lens ...
Chesso - a link you may want to put above, http://www.dpreview.com/ a great review site with very active forums and competitions
I'll leave you with a couple of pictures of what i think are Commom Gulls, about as far away from the sea as it's possible to be in England.

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo324/grantbush/P1030918.jpg

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo324/grantbush/P1030929.jpg

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo324/grantbush/P1030964.jpg
rizla01 4 Likes #13
Braver lot than me.

I wasn't going to be the first to post without being told to, thats for sure.:)



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ufkp6yKrPAI/ThhNKBmdm1I/AAAAAAAAA8M/Fmz9dj-MKaw/s1600/happy-new-year-wallpaper-8.jpg


https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/371527_755927891_1633293925_n.jpg


Edited By: rizla01 on Jan 01, 2012 10:11: z
J9STL 11 Likes #14
!! hAPPY nEW yEAR !!

anyone out there woke up with blurry vision......
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7016/6544493835_279541d3d5_z.jpg
movement by J9STL, on Flickr
richp 1 Like #15
makes my eyes all screwy oO

I was hoping to get out & about today & take a few snaps, but its a wet, gloomy start to the year here !

flp14344
Reserved for 21st October !!!!


what's all that about then flp ?

I like what you have done with the new thread chesso, very informative with all the links.

so another year is ahead of us & here is looking forward to some super pictures http://yoursmiles.org/psmile/photo/p0707.gif
chesso#16
Yes, welcome one and all ( said in a BBC Dickens production sort of way) to the brand new shiny thread.

Thanks to hottoshop for the 'How to post' tutorial.

J9 - I'm afraid that you are going to have to pay for that pic, sometime when you least expect it.
I'm a bit blleeuurggh. 8)

Have a good time in the Metropolis, herman.
rizla01 2 Likes #17
http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/images/products/prod_101571.jpg



http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=101571


£3 delivered has got to be a musthave.

Fits onto car window and allows hands free filming (Video).
Goonieman 6 Likes #18
Happy new year Everyone! Thought I'd share a couple of quick shots of my latest playthings. I decided to go retro!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7033/6613250773_56fe146470.jpg
Olympus trip 35 by Goonieman70, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6613277725_a7c483dbe2.jpg
Holga by Goonieman70, on Flickr
feed_me_chocs 10 Likes #19
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n15/robbie_001/meerkat.jpg

By all means RIA, lol

Edited By: feed_me_chocs on Jan 01, 2012 19:38
richp 2 Likes #20
thought this might be worth an include in the links, Recuva, it allows you to recover files deleted from your computer (windows), recycle bin, digital camera memory card, it's a free! download, I've used it once with success, or maybe someone has used something similar.

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