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  1. 14 hours ago, AlbertSnapper said:

    Browsing in Waterstones today (UK bookshop chain), I came upon this !

    Book cover for 'Unsheltered' by author Babara Kingsolver, published by Faber.

    Pic of interior/doorways.

    Credit to Russell Watkins/ Alamy.


    Think he posts on here sometimes.


    Thanks! It was picked up on here a few months back.


    Of course, I bought the book but haven't read it yet.


    The image is DHMD88, some scruffy peeling wallpaper from when I was renovating my house.

  2. 20 minutes ago, Starsphinx said:

    No, I dont mean anything like that I just seem to have caught angle and light in a way that makes the leaves look more similar to ragwort leaves (deep lobes) rather than the more feathery structure they actually are.  


    Ah, OK.

  3. 1 minute ago, Starsphinx said:

    No Nikon D7200 - with a Sigma 70 - 300 mm lens.

    I am working towards upgrading the glass lol


    I asked because there's a well documented problem with the appearance of foliage when raw files from (some) Fuji sensors are demosaiced.


    I've not heard of a similar problem with Nikon cameras (and I never had a problem when I shot with Nikons).

  4. 8 minutes ago, Starsphinx said:

    Just to update people - I actually managed to find my way back to the plant today (something I cannot always do as I tend to wander a bit lol) and took a very careful look and can confirm it is indeed Tansy - for some reason the leaves look way weirder in my shot than they do on the plant itself - probably not a good thing lol.

    Thank you to everyone for your help and input


    Out of interest, do you use a Fuji camera?

  5. Congratulations to @Steve Hyde who won with this great umbrella failure shot.



    An umbrella blown inside out during a storm - Stock Image



    See? It's always worth shooting the weather. 


    In second place, just one vote behind Steve was @Doc with his wilting candle.


    Thanks to all for the entries and for voting. 


    Over to you Steve for the November Challenge.

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  6. Thanks for your entries - if only I could have had a shortlist of 18 rather than 8! Here are my choices, for better or worse.


    BrasilNut - Affluence fail

    Shoppers on Via Montenapoleone, one of Milan's high-end shopping districts, stroll past an elderly woman beggar - Stock Image


    Simon Evans - Long-distance runner physiology fail

    An exhausted runner is helped towards the finish line of the Great South Run 2016 in Portsmouth, England - Stock Image


    Steve Hyde - Green umbrella fail

    An umbrella blown inside out during a storm - Stock Image



    Abiyoyo - Havana car fail

    Man pushing an old broken car in the street of Havana, Cuba - Stock Image



    Funkyworm - England field hockey defence fail

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 20th Aug, 2017. Eurohockey Championships 2017 Germany vs England Women Camille Nobis (GER) celebrates their goal whilst the English are disappointed. Credit: Richard Wareham Fotografie/Alamy Live News - Stock Image



    Sally - White van man reading comprehension fail

    A white workman's van parked directly in front of a hand painted sign saying 'No parking in front of gate' on an Edinburgh Street, Scotland, UK - Stock Image



    Doc - Red candle fail

    The droopy candle - The morning after the night before - Stock Image


    Keith Douglas - Rowing fail

    An inexperienced punter loses the punt pole while punting on the River Cam in Cambridge - Stock Image



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