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    Show us your Photos! 2011 ...

    See post #1 for calendar information.

    This is the place to post your very own photos of hols, scenes, skies 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 4th 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.

    Have a look at post #1 if you're not sure how to post pics. Please resize before uploading (see post #2) so that your pic isn't too wide.

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    Original Poster

    Monthly theme & competition: the theme for December is LIGHT.
    There are RULES:

    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, of choice, posted on 'Judgement Day'.
    The competiton entry photo must be one taken during December. Post pic for competition on the 28th December.
    Vote by max of 3 likes per voter. Anyone can vote, no more than one like for each of 3 photos. Voting is on 29th December and only 29th December votes will count.
    Winner sends the full res pic to become the December 2012 calendar photo and chooses the theme for January.

    Hi Everyone,The calendar (2012) is now complete and available for all to … 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%24I'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




    link to old thread :Show us your photos 2010

    How to post pics:
    Upload to somewhere like photobucket.com.
    photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/photobucket/photobucketexplanation.jpg" alt="http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/photobucket/photobucketexplanation.jpg" />

    Free photo-editing software:
    photoscape.org/ps/…php

    picasa.google.com/

    getpaint.net/

    gimp.org/

    pixlr.com/

    picnik.com/app

    photofiltre.en.softonic.com/

    sumopaint.com/app/

    photoscape.org/ps/…php









    Edited by: "chesso" 10th Dec 2011

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    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
    microsoft.com/win…spx

    This is W7 compatible
    softpedia.com/pro…tml

    Here's another one.
    toki-woki.net/p/S…ic/

    TBH I haven't checked that these are still good!


    Edited by: "chesso" 31st Dec 2010

    how do I add a pic?? I'm not very good with technology at all...
    Edited by: "ROOFLESS" 31st Dec 2010

    ROOFLESS

    how do I add a pic?? I'm not very good with technology at all...

    first click in the text comment box, then press ctrl p ... then insert the image url

    Edited by: "farhadmaster" 31st Dec 2010

    Original Poster

    ROOFLESS

    how do I add a pic??


    see reply #1 ^^^

    There are plenty of on-line photo places; I use photobucket. Others use tinyurl .
    Flickr is popular.

    woohoo I now have a DSLR - will post my pics soon. Need to learn how to use it now

    sorry but you posted early its not 2011 yet.............................,

    Hen do!
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs409.snc4/47266_10150258178805018_512125017_14212732_7450858_n.jpg

    Anyone ever mentioned that you look like Stella from the Apprentice.

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    bargainhunter2009

    woohoo I now have a DSLR - will post my pics soon. Need to learn how to … woohoo I now have a DSLR - will post my pics soon. Need to learn how to use it now


    Tell me about it!! One of these days I absolutely must read the manual.

    babyxxxx - it looks like a very pretty dress, once under control!, the red work is very attractive - not however as attractive as the puppy. Joking .......... although puppies are difficult to out-cute.

    Happy New Year all will post some new year pics once the hangover is under control ..... ! Hope everyone's had a great time, and hope 2011 brings everyone all that they need

    Happy new year to one and all..
    (Re-posted from last night, sober now.)

    http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a105/Rockyfella1/Rocky2/P1015242s.jpg

    Original Poster

    Yes, A Happy New Year to all - get well soon!!!

    Bubbly pic is still as good as it was last night Rocky - let's hope that you are as well. X)

    http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/2011%20photo%20thread/whiteorchidphalaenopsisLarge.jpg

    My bargain buy (£5 from the garden centre rejects bench) Phalaenopsis has come into flower again.
    http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/2011%20photo%20thread/whiteorchid1Large.jpg
    Edited by: "chesso" 1st Jan 2010

    Few of my more recent ones of some dice/flower.

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs795.ash1/168548_485396483810_546493810_6159921_8136947_n.jpg

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs734.ash1/162860_485398028810_546493810_6159992_6108829_n.jpg

    Breakfast at 3 o'clock. Ok. Don't judge me :P

    A mini puzzler. Do you see it?

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5285/5312569540_9b66220378_z.jpg
    Strange Jam by ant.7ran, on Flickr

    Original Poster

    emmalampkin

    Few of my more recent ones of some dice/flower.


    Very bright and sharp - nice ones. Can you tell me Emma what you use to do the frames? The dice one especially is really set off nicely.

    MM - no judgements in here - quite a few of us are products of the 60's!!
    Anti-grav jam - you'll be rich.

    chesso

    Can you tell me Emma what you use to do the frames? The dice one … Can you tell me Emma what you use to do the frames? The dice one especially is really set off nicely.



    Depends i think on what software you use for editing pictures. But i know in photoshop or paint.net you can use the 'image' menu at the top and alter the canvas size. Select what colours you want the borders and resize your image as required, making sure the anchor point is in the centre (so it spreads around the picture evenly) quite simple after you do it the first time.
    Edited by: "scoff" 1st Jan 2010

    blobbyrob

    Anyone ever mentioned that you look like Stella from the Apprentice.



    No, only you haha! wish i had her pay check

    anyway to drop photos in from flickr?
    EDIT Managed to work it out

    these are some pics i took on a walk today, first time i have ever used a DSLR.. some of the other pics were a bit disapointing and are a bit washed out, but it was a very cloudy day, any tips on how to sharpen things up would be appreciated, ive fiddled a little with the pics but dont have any real editing software.. just used pixlr



    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5284/5313457888_be536b5999_b.jpg
    sphagnum by joeprosho, on Flickr

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5285/5313458666_c854f562ce_b.jpg
    rock by joeprosho, on Flickr

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5249/5312868443_5be37cb740_b.jpg
    green rock by joeprosho, on Flickr

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5208/5313548094_e00305fc16_b.jpg
    bronze valley by joeprosho, on Flickr




    was with my folks up on ilkley moor just by the cow and calf

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5010/5313462470_c1883bfb09_b.jpg
    lunch by joeprosho, on Flickr

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5164/5313461456_8936633199_b.jpg
    river by joeprosho, on Flickr

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5088/5312958113_5a88ce562b_b.jpg
    dappled heath by joeprosho, on Flickr

    saw a massive kite, but even at full zoom my pitiful 18-55 coul only make it seem like a spec... i think the spagnum shot was one of my better ones and i didnt even look down the viewfinder or use liveview... typical!

    ah well.. i told you all id get posting eventually anyways!

    found it quite funny when i put auto on it was soo gloomy the flash would pop u lol

    Chesso.. Those Orchids are great value, aren't they? We're hardly ever without a flower on one or the other of ours. Nice pics.

    Emma.. Love your photos..very professional.

    Joe.. Nice first set.. We all have duff photos, the main thing is you get good ones along with the bad.. What camera did you settle on in the end?

    got a canon 40d, and got the 18-55 IS, i feel pressured to use it though now! need to get used to luggin the thing around, it will see some use but ive just got to find the time in and amongst COD

    Where's that lovely lake scene gone?? Travelchick???

    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m597/skichic10/P1000084.jpg

    A new year and new photo thread
    Here's a couple of links to some 100% free downloadable photo editing software, they can be used for enhancing photographs, sharpening them & lots more other features too.

    Paint.Net
    Photofiltre

    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m597/skichic10/P1000058-1.jpg

    travelchic



    That's the best size to post Travelchic. Nice.

    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m597/skichic10/P1000100.jpg

    Taken a while ago, and one of my favourites
    http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz23/bigflump/gfhfg-2.jpg

    [img]t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSDCJ-m8qj8fhVFRC9qcNkSwhnqN0nQpmWjRpIusQxuf-FlNrJB[/img]

    lmao Hoppy New Year Kippy

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    scoff

    Depends i think on what software you use for editing pictures. But i know … Depends i think on what software you use for editing pictures. But i know in photoshop or paint.net you can use the 'image' menu at the top and alter the canvas size. Select what colours you want the borders and resize your image as required, making sure the anchor point is in the centre (so it spreads around the picture evenly) quite simple after you do it the first time.


    Thanks Scoff, appreciated.
    I have photoshop elements and so I had mooch around following your suggestions. In fact, I failed and then did 'Help' so I have managed to do a couple of frames but I think it must get easier with time.

    http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/2011%20photo%20thread/GovernorsGardenDec2010purpleflowerblackframeLarge.jpg

    Magic_monkey

    Here's the reverse. I don't know how it's like this


    I would say it has slipped whilst being stacked upside down and then clung there!

    Nice first goes, Joe - the moors are looking orange!! Like flumpy says - have a go with some free photo-editing software.

    Flump - that robin is a favourite of everyone on here I think; it certainly brings a smile to my face.

    Travelchic - I hope that we are to see many more of your photos. Do you travel a lot?
    I would like to see them bigger - same size as the Robin pic.

    Hoppy New Year to you as well kippy.

    Chesso, that's it, but don't forget you can change colours and add as many boarders as you like and make them a different thickness depending on how big you increase the canvas

    Here is your pic with a few different colours and thickness borders. Not saying this works lol but just showing what you can do very easily, hope you don't mind.
    http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/193/cheeso.jpg

    Chesso- I use Picnik for frames. Also use it for a bit of editing.
    Think it costs about £4 a month BUT there are loads of free things on it you can use including some frames so worth a check out.
    Hope this helps.

    Here is an example using before and after. I just brightened your piccy.(hope you dont mind) Ignore frame as i didnt do that:

    http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc255/emzyjane24/GovernorsGardenDec2010purpleflowerblackframeLarge.jpg

    Rocky- Thanks thats a compliment, ive only been into photography properly for around 3 months so still learning. x


    Edited by: "emmalampkin" 2nd Jan 2010

    Original Poster

    rockyfella

    Chesso.. Those Orchids are great value, aren't they? We're hardly ever … Chesso.. Those Orchids are great value, aren't they? We're hardly ever without a flower on one or the other of ours.


    They really are Rocky. If only I had a conservatory, I'd fill it with them!!

    emmalampkin

    Chesso- I use Picnik for frames. Also use it for a bit of editing. Think … Chesso- I use Picnik for frames. Also use it for a bit of editing. Think it costs about £4 a month BUT there are loads of free things on it you can use including some frames so worth a check out.Hope this helps.


    Thanks Emma - I will have a look for free things!!

    scoff

    Chesso, that's it, but don't forget you can change colours and add as … Chesso, that's it, but don't forget you can change colours and add as many boarders as you like and make them a different thickness depending on how big you increase the canvasHere is your pic with a few different colours and thickness borders. Not saying this works lol but just showing what you can do very easily, hope you don't mind.


    On the contrary Scoff, I am very much appreciative ! I can see that there are plenty of possibilities from the example. I will have to spend some time on it. Thank You.

    Chesso, I use PaintShopPro, and it's sooo easy to add frames or borders with it.
    Do you have an option for "add border" as opposed to "add frame"..?? Might be easier.
    Love the photo.. Must be one from Madeira....A Eucomis I think. Easy to grow E. bicolor here.

    Emma !! Three months ???? Is that as a full time photographer ? Must be, your photos really do stand out from our "snaps" on here. Keep 'em coming.

    very nice photos everyone. cheered me up.
    chesso - the lamb picture was meant to remind us of the photo that won hehe. hope you have some use for the camera kit. i'm just going to eat my ferrero rocher (nothing to do with photography just gluttony) and look at more photos posted.

    rockyfella

    Chesso, I use PaintShopPro, and it's sooo easy to add frames or borders … Chesso, I use PaintShopPro, and it's sooo easy to add frames or borders with it.Do you have an option for "add border" as opposed to "add frame"..?? Might be easier.Love the photo.. Must be one from Madeira....A Eucomis I think. Easy to grow E. bicolor here.Emma !! Three months ???? Is that as a full time photographer ? Must be, your photos really do stand out from our "snaps" on here. Keep 'em coming.



    Rocky- Such a compliment yet again! Thanks but no i really am a beginner.
    I work as a Freelance Make-Up Artist so attend alot of weddings and just get tips from "Pro" Togs mainly.

    Original Poster

    rockyfella

    Chesso, I use PaintShopPro, and it's sooo easy to add frames or borders … Chesso, I use PaintShopPro, and it's sooo easy to add frames or borders with it.Do you have an option for "add border" as opposed to "add frame"..?? Might be easier.Love the photo.. Must be one from Madeira....A Eucomis I think. Easy to grow E. bicolor here.


    It is!! It was growing in the Governor's garden and the colour is simply gorgeous. If I'd have known it would grow here, I would have tried to get one! They had quite a few stalls along the main road in the 'Christmas Fair'.
    Frames/borders - I'll look at that as well... Paint Shop Pro - is it free??? You know I think I'll have to concentrate first on how to take an OK pic - crawl before I run!!! I thought there might be a freebie where you just click on a frame and it does it!!

    kippy

    very nice photos everyone. cheered me up.chesso - the lamb picture was … very nice photos everyone. cheered me up.chesso - the lamb picture was meant to remind us of the photo that won hehe. hope you have some use for the camera kit. i'm just going to eat my ferrero rocher (nothing to do with photography just gluttony) and look at more photos posted.


    Haha - past triumphs! You are a nutter ... sweet one of course.

    Paint.net for me and everything is free !! (You'll probably need to use some add-ons but that's as easy as easy is.)

    Nice photo's all, a great start to the New Year and the new thread. Hope to contribute something new myself.

    Flump , that Robin photo is a dream, a favourite for sure.

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