Show us your Photos 2017. December's Theme - 'Winter'

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Edited by:"fern37"Found 15th Jan 2017
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 9th 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 .....

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

#7 Misc

#8 Misc 2

#9 monthly winners

# 10 2016 winner of 'best of the best 2016'

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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But a complete success look how straight his legs are now

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New weight bearing casts, 3 more weeks of healing before return to hospital for more xrays..

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He has been so very brave.

Took this from the 30th floor of Barclays in Canary Wharf using panoramic mode on my Fuji X10. Somehow I managed to avoid reflections.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4160/34535267192_4b536f6a0b_c.jpgDocklands and Greenwich by nigelwilliams2001, on Flickr

Like i say been super busy not had time, but here is a token entry.. My Entry

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3713/32356837303_409dbc27ee_c.jpg3 come along at once by Sean Lowe, on Flickr
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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 January as an example of how it it is run.
2nd-30th Jan - 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 Jan (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 January and should be relevant to the theme. You could have posted it already through January 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 Feb - 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 January, make sure that no one has voted more than 3 times then announce the results. The winner, gets to choose February's theme 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" 16th Jan 2017

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#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"

How To Post and Host Images For Thread Submissions, Comments & Replies

Edited by: "fern37" 15th Jan 2017

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#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" 15th Jan 2017

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#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://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.


http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Image-Resizer-Powertoy-Clone-Download-137644.html
Here's another one.
toki-woki.net/p/S…ic/

Edited by: "fern37" 15th Jan 2017

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#4 useful photography sites

http://mashable.com/2007/07/23/online-media/
http://www.diyphotography.net/32-free-software-solutions-for-photographers
http://www.advancedphotography.net/20-free-tools-photographers/
http://www.irfanview.com/
http://www.vicman.net/lightartist/
http://www.dataproductservices.com/arttransferer
cambridgeincolour.com/
Edited by: "fern37" 15th Jan 2017

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#7 misc

Exif checkers:
http://regex.info/exif.cgi
http://www.findexif.com/


camera review:
http://www.reviewcentre.com/products19.html
http://www.steves-digicams.com/camera-reviews/
http://www.cameralabs.com/features/Latest_Features_and_Workshops.shtml
http://www.dpreview.com/
http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/cameras
http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/
http://snapsort.com/
digicambuyer.co.uk/cam…re/
Edited by: "fern37" 15th Jan 2017

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#9 2017 Monthly Comp Winners

Jan Theme -Weather. Winner #58 thewongwing101
Feb Theme - Travel/Transport. Winner #99 J9STL
Mar Theme - Something Old. Winner #136 J9STL
Apr Theme - Anything Goes. Winner #181 Ziad81
May Theme - Wildflowers. Winner Ziad81
Jun Theme - Anything Victorian. Winner Wongy110
Jul Theme - Roman. Winner J9STL
Aug Theme - Animals. Winner brilly
Sep Theme - Earth, Wind & Fire. Winner deeky
Oct Theme - Anything. Winner. Winner brilly
Nov Theme - Dark, Deadly. Winner Whammerhead
Dec Theme - Winter. Winner
Edited by: "fern37" 2nd Dec 2017

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13norfolk

There's a couple of Octobers in your information, fern. X


Thanks hunny. Can you delete your post so I can keep all the info posts together. I'm copying and pasting then going back over it all and amending things and adding links. This is a major work in progress as haritori wants to show off! X)

Wow, I'm confused already!

My Entry is the first pic (Before)

Not sure if allowed - let me know and I'll delete if "inappropriate"
Topic "January 2017 Weather"
Black Ice 2nd Jan
Before (My Entry)
http://i.imgur.com/K45cdn3.jpg
After
http://i.imgur.com/4hkqZeR.jpg

I had to OK

Edited by: "philphil61" 15th Jan 2017

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philphil61

My first entryNot sure if allowed - let me know and I'll delete if … My first entryNot sure if allowed - let me know and I'll delete if "inappropriate"Topic "January 2017 Weather"Black Ice 2nd JanBeforeAfterI had to OK


Hiya and welcome to the thread. the comp only runs at the end of each month but you are welcome to post photos of anything the rest of the time.

Monthly theme and competition is entirely optional!! Post your pics of … Monthly theme and competition is entirely optional!! Post your pics of anything on all but the competition day..There are RULES but no prizesPost 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.

new toy working out hari

phil, you can post pics of anything during the month - the theme only comes into 'effect' on the final day of the month where you have the option of posting an on-theme photo to enter that months competition
nice bit of effort you put in to get that picture, suffering for your art

edit: nice to see you are still interesting in piles treatment fern X)
(#8 )

as for the 'best of' maybe say in advance when its going to be - iirc last time i dont think many people saw as was at an unexpected time?

Edited by: "brilly" 15th Jan 2017

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brilly

new toy working out hari ;)phil, you can post pics of anything during the … new toy working out hari ;)phil, you can post pics of anything during the month - the theme only comes into 'effect' on the final day of the month where you have the option of posting an on-theme photo to enter that months competitionnice bit of effort you put in to get that picture, suffering for your artedit: nice to see you are still interesting in piles treatment fern X)(#8 )as for the 'best of' maybe say in advance when its going to be - iirc last time i dont think many people saw as was at an unexpected time?



I will be going through each post and editing. I did a copy and paste job just to get this started so the piles treatment will be disappearing mwah-ha-ha-ha!

Will give plenty of notice when the best of the best comp is running and amend the title but glad to see my deputy is here and sitting back whilst I do all the work!
Edited by: "fern37" 15th Jan 2017

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mousey

Wow, I'm confused already!


Read the intro and #1. This is a work in progress so not all the links are working just yet.

fern37

I will be going through each post and editing. I did a copy and paste job … I will be going through each post and editing. I did a copy and paste job just to get this started so the piles treatment will be disappearing mwah-ha-ha-ha! X)Will give plenty of notice when the best of the best comp is running and amend the title but glad to see my deputy is here and sitting back whilst I do all the work!


hey - i mentioned your piles
job done X)
Edited by: "brilly" 15th Jan 2017

brilly

new toy working out hari ;)phil, you can post pics of anything during the … new toy working out hari ;)phil, you can post pics of anything during the month - the theme only comes into 'effect' on the final day of the month where you have the option of posting an on-theme photo to enter that months competitionnice bit of effort you put in to get that picture, suffering for your artedit: nice to see you are still interesting in piles treatment fern X)(#8 )as for the 'best of' maybe say in advance when its going to be - iirc last time i dont think many people saw as was at an unexpected time?



I went out on Saturday with the intention of doing some long exposures on the shore line as it was bad weather.. and when I arrived i realised the step up filters i ordered hadnt arrived and as such couldnt attach my ND filters to anything but the 45-200 so I ended up walking around Tenby, but got some nice shots..

But i realised how nice it was to fit everything in my shoulder bag, and not have any weight and just carry the camera in one hand...

I was a bit scared of switching in case I didnt get on with it.. but I feel I have done the right thing now and very pleased..

I have replaced most of my lenses, need to sort out a macro lens and possibly a wide angle, although I never really used my wide angle very much previously so might not bother.

the 20mm 1.7 is a stunningly good little lens, people complain about the speed, unless you doing sports which I can't understand on a 20mm prime, then I am not sure why they would want it so fast?

So in summary yes, loving the new toy lol.

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Found this in the 2012 thread

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/17/2012/01/063ff8ef73434a7015664355964ef2cc.jpg

new thread ...thanks fern

Rid1

From when I went on Holiday Last Week!


just paste the full bbcode or the part between the img tags ending .jpg

brilly

just paste the full bbcode or the part between the img tags ending .jpg


Hehe, didn't realise you had to view on Photo Page and then click share lol

no need for comp photo til last day of month - rules are in post #3 .. and 17/18

Love the clouds dozstanford
thank you for the new thread fern

haritori

Yeah! New Year, New Thread, New Camera..


Woah, what camera are you using looks amazing!

Rid1

Woah, what camera are you using looks amazing!



Click on the pic and it shows the camera details and settings. (Panasonic DMC-GX80)

Rid1

Woah, what camera are you using looks amazing!



Its a Pansonic GX80 and was using a Panasonic 20mm II 1.7f

Click on the pic and it shows the camera details and settings. (Panasonic … Click on the pic and it shows the camera details and settings. (Panasonic DMC-GX80)


Aaah Ty!

haritori

Its a Pansonic GX80 and was using a Panasonic 20mm II 1.7f


Holy Moly! Bit pricey, I guess I'll stick with my Honor 7

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Welcome to the new members.

Didn't get a single notification on this thread even though I created it and posted lots in it!! Sort it out HUKD!!

heres a weatherish one from the day before hurricane

http://i.imgur.com/fYMN4Aq.jpg


and a couple of random hols pics as still not taken any pics for weeks/months

http://i.imgur.com/3gsCDxf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/z9UEQ81.jpg

Original Poster

This is your 10 day notice to get your photos taken, photoshopped,etc for the final day which is comp day.

brilly

heres a weatherish one from the day before hurricaneand a couple of … heres a weatherish one from the day before hurricaneand a couple of random hols pics as still not taken any pics for weeks/months


a weatherish one from the day before hurricane


is that why they are called stormtroopers then ?

fern37

This is your 10 day notice to get your photos taken, photoshopped,etc for … This is your 10 day notice to get your photos taken, photoshopped,etc for the final day which is comp day.


Not just me then ?
snow
http://i.imgur.com/zYEnWJ1.jpg

brilly

heres a weatherish one from the day before hurricaneand a couple of … heres a weatherish one from the day before hurricaneand a couple of random hols pics as still not taken any pics for weeks/months

a weatherish one from the day before hurricane


https://media.giphy.com/media/1gArwncRlXac8GIhNy8/giphy.gif



you still got snow? nowt here
Edited by: "brilly" 22nd Jan 2017

brilly

:pyou still got snow? nowt here


That was a couple of weeks ago
plenty frost and ice now mind (saw a car parked on top of hedge yesterday)

Quick snap while blowing the cobwebs off.....
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/320/32485478405_bafc69cf3d_b.jpgIn the woods by Richard Preugschat, on Flickr

Edited by: "rap451" 23rd Jan 2017
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