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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 …
fern37 Avatar
2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 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 7th 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 useful photography sites
#5 links to old threads and summaries
#6 links to 'interesting stuff' summaries in this thread
#7 misc
#8 misc 2
#9 monthly winners

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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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
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WARNING - trumpet-blowing post!!!

Got out with the camera this week and ended up catching the Typhoons scrambling to intercept the Russian Bears off the coast of Cornwall. Long story short I got a couple on the DM website and one printed in the Daily Express yesterday. Should cover my petrol money. :)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2959849/Typhoon-fighter-jets-scrambled-intercept-two-Russian-Bear-bombers.html
15 Likes
(Hopefully)
A picture of a pair of our old geese taken in the snow, on some cr4ppy ancient point and shoot.

[img]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7510/16159410948_ebd4112ccb.jpgBrucie n Lucie (2) by dyslexicdog65, on Flickr[/img]


Edited By: Dyslexic_Dog on Jan 23, 2015 11:38
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Here's my entry for this month.Cutting edge architecture in 3200BC by all accounts.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/585/21220327303_b64ffc506c_b.jpg

Castlerigg stones
by J9STL, on Flickr
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here's my arty attempt at frozen....

[img]https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8607/16408918272_6557152319_c.jpg

frozen-1
by J9STL, on Flickr[/img]
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My entry:

http://i60.tinypic.com/nmamp2.jpg

Frozen old bin with some new icicles :D

Highlights got blown out but hey ho, was freezing cold so didn't want to spend any more time outside :p


Edited By: josephmccowie on Jan 31, 2015 23:41: Resized photo to a sensible size!

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Intro...

1. I took over this thread from Chesso and I am trying to keep it a fun thread but the primary goal of the thread is to post photos, be you amateur or a professional and amaze us with your skills. Some posters ask for constructive criticism which is fine. We welcome everyone, every level and every style. We've all had to start from somewhere and those that are very good at their art, I have found to be encouraging in this thread to those who ask questions and want to take up photography. I hardly post photos as I don't have any confidence but having a new camera, I hope to start learning about it and participating more.

2. The monthly comp is a fun thing we do. It's always good natured and there are no prizes. The winner gets to pick the theme for the next month. I am going to use October as an example of how it it is run.
2nd-30th Oct 2014 - anyone can post photos on here and they can be liked by anyone and there is no restriction on likes. It can be to do with the theme or just a random pic or series of pics that you have taken and want to share.
31st Oct (last day of the month) - comp entry day. This day is set aside for posting your entry for the monthly competition. Please mark it as 'My Entry'. It needed to have been taken during the month of October and should be relevant to the theme. You could have posted it already through October or saved it for the comp. NO LIKES of these entries are to be done on that day otherwise they will not be counted on voting day.
1st November - voting day. This is the day that you can vote on the competition entries. You have a max of 3 votes and you do not need to use all 3. Voting finishes at midnight then I count the votes, check exif data to make sure it was taken in October, make sure that no one has voted more than 3 times then announce the results. The winner, who was haritori. gets to choose November's theme which he has done so and I amend the title. You can now go back and like any of the other comp entries if you so wish.

3. Memes, jpegs, gifs - I don't mind people posting these. What I don't want is this thread to be just a chat thread with endless memes, gifs, etc. There are plenty of other threads in HUKD for that. The odd one is fine.

4. The Photo Thread is mainly for photos, chat about cameras/accessories, help on how to get the best in a certain situation and anything else to do with photography. As I took it over from Chesso, I want to keep it true to her vision of it. Some banter is fine but I don't want page on page of off topic banter, again there are plenty of threads in HUKD to do this on. There are posters on here who have been on here for years and help keep this thread going every year. I wouldn't want it to die a death. It's one of the few good natured threads that has gone on for years. No bitching, trolls, agendas, cliques, etc. It's why I agreed to keep it going.

Finally....enjoy yourselves in this thread.

If I have missed anything out, I will add to this. I'm going to ask to get this pinned so newbies can read it. Please do read the pages at the beginning of this thread.

Edited By: fern37 on Jan 01, 2015 00:47
1 Like #2
#1 previous link layout ....http://www.hotukdeals.com/?tsv=2011-09

#1 how to post a pic

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/9476080171_a057dcdbce_c.jpg
Using flickr, click on the "More ways to share" icon (Shown in pink)
Click on "Grab the HTML/BBCode"
Copy the text in the box (Shown in blue)
Paste the text into the HUKD comments box and click "post comment"


Edited By: fern37 on Jan 01, 2015 00:48
1 Like #3
#2 Competition info

Monthly theme and competition is entirely optional!! Post your pics of anything on all but the competition day..

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 competition 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.

Could you mark your entries as 'My Entry' to make it clear what are for general viewing and what are for the competition.


Edited By: fern37 on Jan 01, 2015 00:50
#6
#5 links to old threads and summaries
Some of our old threads
show us your photos 2009
show us your photos 2010
show us your photos 2011
show us your photos 2012
show us your photos 2013
show us your photos 2014



Edited By: fern37 on Jan 01, 2015 01:03: update
#7
#6 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: fern37 on Jan 01, 2015 01:05: update
#9
#8 misc 2
free photo printing
http://www.freephotoprinting.net/
http://www.freephotoprinting.co.uk/

Edited By: fern37 on Jan 01, 2015 00:56: update
#10
#9 2015 Monthly Comp Winners

Jan 2015 post #93 J9STL
Feb 2015 post #228 haritori
Mar 2015 post #322 fern37
Apr 2015 post #410 pirate22
May 2015 Posts #552 - J9STL, #553 - moneysavingkitten, #554 - brilly
June 2015 Post #713 dontasciime
July 2015 post #817 haritori
August 2015 Post #937 nigelwill
September 2015 Post #1166 J9STL
October 2015 Post #1241 moneysavingkitten
November 2015 Post #1339 J9STL
December 2015 Post 1442 fern37









Edited By: fern37 on Jan 05, 2016 20:31: update.
4 Likes #11
Dec 2014 winner dontasciime

http://i.imgur.com/a3UgORN.jpg



Edited By: fern37 on Jan 02, 2015 00:23: name
2 Likes #12
Thanks for the effort Fern37, you are a star! Subscribed
#13
what was the reason for capping the number of likes btw? just incase everyone likes them all so getting no winner?
#14
brilly
what was the reason for capping the number of likes btw? just incase everyone likes them all so getting no winner?

It's just something I have carried on from previous threads. As far as I am aware, it has been a max of 3 votes for a few years now. Makes it easier to get a winner. Only had a couple of occasions where we have had a tie in a monthly comp.
1 Like #15
fern37
brilly
what was the reason for capping the number of likes btw? just incase everyone likes them all so getting no winner?

It's just something I have carried on from previous threads. As far as I am aware, it has been a max of 3 votes for a few years now. Makes it easier to get a winner. Only had a couple of occasions where we have had a tie in a monthly comp.
yeah i remember it being the rule for ages but not where it came from
not sure it would have that much effect on the outcome unless everyone just went like crazy
(would also increase my chances of getting a vote!)
2 Likes #16
brilly
fern37
brilly
what was the reason for capping the number of likes btw? just incase everyone likes them all so getting no winner?

It's just something I have carried on from previous threads. As far as I am aware, it has been a max of 3 votes for a few years now. Makes it easier to get a winner. Only had a couple of occasions where we have had a tie in a monthly comp.
yeah i remember it being the rule for ages but not where it came from
not sure it would have that much effect on the outcome unless everyone just went like crazy
(would also increase my chances of getting a vote!)

You got a couple of winners in 2014. I'm still trying for my elusive win but know you guys won't vote for me incase I make the theme hello kitty!! hahahahaha X)

Edited By: fern37 on Jan 02, 2015 23:51
3 Likes #17
fern37
brilly
fern37
brilly
what was the reason for capping the number of likes btw? just incase everyone likes them all so getting no winner?

It's just something I have carried on from previous threads. As far as I am aware, it has been a max of 3 votes for a few years now. Makes it easier to get a winner. Only had a couple of occasions where we have had a tie in a monthly comp.
yeah i remember it being the rule for ages but not where it came from
not sure it would have that much effect on the outcome unless everyone just went like crazy
(would also increase my chances of getting a vote!)

You got a couple of winners in 2014. I'm still trying for my elusive win but know you guys won't vote for me incase I make the theme hello kitty!! hahahahaha X)
my next theme is hello kitty too so thanks... i've got my excuse in as well :)
#18
Hey guys, I finally gave in to the lightening deal and got myself a Sony a5100.
Now I'm going to get a legacy lens, a fast 50mm and maybe a 35mm or something Inbetween.

Hoping you guys can give me some advice on what's good, what's not, what to look out for. Aiming to keep in cheap, south of £60.
#19
Number1One
Hey guys, I finally gave in to the lightening deal and got myself a Sony a5100.
Now I'm going to get a legacy lens, a fast 50mm and maybe a 35mm or something Inbetween.

Hoping you guys can give me some advice on what's good, what's not, what to look out for. Aiming to keep in cheap, south of £60.
minolta rokkor 50/1.4 is the standard cheap fast one
35 harder
not something i have done tbh as i am a bit chicken!


Edited By: brilly on Jan 03, 2015 18:20
3 Likes #20
yeah its feb and she's fast catching deeky!
3 Likes #21
brilly
yeah its feb and she's fast catching deeky!

Cheeky!! :p
4 Likes #22
Is it not about time we had some pictures in this thread ?
clouds
http://i.imgur.com/3yXKwaN.jpg?1
3 Likes #23
My dog just chilling
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-T4TUqXq9Kbs/VKkMOAdWxCI/AAAAAAAADHY/10tcv6rqqh4/w1111-h852-no/DSCF8800-2.jpg
1 Like #24
been under par for the last few days, but well done to dontasciime :)

btw, what's with the new skin ? anyone like it ?
I have tried reverting to older skin links, but my browser refreshes to the new - I don't like it :(
1 Like #25
J9STL
been under par for the last few days, but well done to dontasciime :)

btw, what's with the new skin ? anyone like it ?
I have tried reverting to older skin links, but my browser refreshes to the new - I don't like it :(


Thanks.

Clear your cookies and revert back to older skin link http://www.hotukdeals.com/?tsv=2011-09#text_only=true
#26
dontasciime
J9STL
been under par for the last few days, but well done to dontasciime :)

btw, what's with the new skin ? anyone like it ?
I have tried reverting to older skin links, but my browser refreshes to the new - I don't like it :(

Thanks.

Clear your cookies and revert back to older skin link http://www.hotukdeals.com/?tsv=2011-09#text_only=true
if only it was that easy! new skin is a disgrace but it keeps reverting to it within minutes.
tried a cookie manager but it wont keep :(

j9stl maybe means the new new skin though i am not sure


edit: back to new skin already


Edited By: brilly on Jan 04, 2015 13:02
#27
^
I was using the old skin (as linked by fanpages in 2011) but now I have this new skin which isn't changing after cookie deletion.
#28
brilly
dontasciime
J9STL
been under par for the last few days, but well done to dontasciime :)

btw, what's with the new skin ? anyone like it ?
I have tried reverting to older skin links, but my browser refreshes to the new - I don't like it :(


Thanks.

Clear your cookies and revert back to older skin link http://www.hotukdeals.com/?tsv=2011-09#text_only=true

if only it was that easy! new skin is a disgrace but it keeps reverting to it within minutes.
tried a cookie manager but it wont keep :(

j9stl maybe means the new new skin though i am not sure


edit: back to new skin already



Mine is fine (Chrome). it will only ever change to new skin when I click new skin (or it crashes with yellow lightning icon) or clicking Flamedeer or any other right hand side promo.
#29
This is the skin I'm using.

http://i.imgur.com/DkcUKkS.png
#30
^
that's what I had until recently, but cannot get back (Win 7 + Firefox)
1 Like #31
J9STL
^
that's what I had until recently, but cannot get back (Win 7 + Firefox)


if using ccleaner remove hukd.com hotukdeals.com from cookies to keep
#32
^
tried that, but it only seems to work ok in chrome for me, but I prefer firefox & that just reverts to the new skin (even with ccleaner & cookies options)

edit
tried going into settings on hukd page and hit save whilst in my preferred format - and it seems to be working - for now :)


Edited By: J9STL on Jan 04, 2015 15:05: edit
#33
I don't understand why websites feel the need to change their format on such a regular basis (eBay / Facebook). Like most things in life, I think less is more when it comes to design, function over form and all that.

The new aesthetic style is awful, it changed on mine on Christmas Eve, but seems to have reverted back to it's old format ever since thankfully... I s'pose it's just a question of time until it changes for good for all of us.

I CClean mine every morning on boot, maybe that's done the trick so far.
3 Likes #34
I've never had any problem with any of the changes; it is the same website with the same deals and threads, after all :)

On topic: A quick snap from my phone on the way to work the other morning. Lovely to walk down the street with this in front of you :)

http://i58.tinypic.com/33xbgj7.jpg
2 Likes #35
I love photo threads, have subscribed and will join in as much as possible with my amazingly awful ability to take pictures. :p

Here is a "Frozen(Frosty)" one from early this morning:

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee21/hornblowerracing/IMG_1993.jpg
#36
hornblowerracing
I love photo threads, have subscribed and will join in as much as possible with my amazingly awful ability to take pictures. :p

Here is a "Frozen(Frosty)" one from early this morning:

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee21/hornblowerracing/IMG_1993.jpg

Welcome and hope to see more of you and from you. This thread is for amateurs and professionals so please do take part. Great thread with lovely banter.

Is that your car? Will need a lot of scraping!
#37
brilly
Number1One
Hey guys, I finally gave in to the lightening deal and got myself a Sony a5100.
Now I'm going to get a legacy lens, a fast 50mm and maybe a 35mm or something Inbetween.

Hoping you guys can give me some advice on what's good, what's not, what to look out for. Aiming to keep in cheap, south of £60.
minolta rokkor 50/1.4 is the standard cheap fast one
35 harder
not something i have done tbh as i am a bit chicken!


Cheers brilly, u know if the mc or md lenses are better??

Also has anyone tried a super takumar?

Edit---Great dog photo taz.

Edited By: Number1One on Jan 05, 2015 20:08
1 Like #38
josephmccowie
I've never had any problem with any of the changes; it is the same website with the same deals and threads, after all :)

On topic: A quick snap from my phone on the way to work the other morning. Lovely to walk down the street with this in front of you :)

http://i58.tinypic.com/33xbgj7.jpg
Been meaning to do that for my thread just in too much of a hurry and/or disorganised first thing
Took loads of pics of my garden in the frost last month
http://i.imgur.com/cpj85sE.jpg?1
1 Like #39
Number1One
brilly
Number1One
Hey guys, I finally gave in to the lightening deal and got myself a Sony a5100.
Now I'm going to get a legacy lens, a fast 50mm and maybe a 35mm or something Inbetween.

Hoping you guys can give me some advice on what's good, what's not, what to look out for. Aiming to keep in cheap, south of £60.
minolta rokkor 50/1.4 is the standard cheap fast one
35 harder
not something i have done tbh as i am a bit chicken!


Cheers brilly, u know if the mc or md lenses are better??

Also has anyone tried a super takumar?

Edit---Great dog photo taz.
no idea!
http://www.rokkorfiles.com/Lens%20History.html
#40
Number1One
Edit---Great dog photo taz.

Thank you

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