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Alan Beastall

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    This is my setup when away. MacBook Pro 13inch. 2Ghz Intel Core i5, 8GM ram and 251 GB flash storage. Small, light weight and well built. Run a 27in mac in the office but have no problem post processing images on the 13in screen. Runs LR 6.13 as smooth as silk even when processing large files from the D850. When out doing Live News with no wifi I seamless connect the mac to the iphone to upload images to Alamy. A bit expensive but very reliable. Push the boat out Southpole you only live once and Christmas is around the corner.





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  2. I know alot of you have things on your mind at the moment regarding 50% to 40% reduction in the fees that you will receive and also here in Britain the continues debate on Brexit but life must go on. Only 14 days left for the December challenge, so keep sending more excellent imges of converging lines.



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  3. I had in my mind to have a Christmas theme for this months challenge and how best to show this festive season in your selected images. Bah Humbug some may say but not this year. My theme for December is Converging Lines. There are plenty of fine examples of Converging Lines on the internet, some are man made others are in the natural environment. They do not have to be straight lines, you can have curves, spirals etc or even the shape of the landscape.

    Normal rules - each contender can provide up to 3 images, all to be from Alamy; BUT; as I am away at the end of December, the closing date for entries will be Midnight on Tuesday 25th and all votes in by the 30th. Example of my take on this theme are shown below. Lets see some excellent images, but remember to have a great Christmas.
















    Many thanks Kumar for the November challenge and all who voted for my image. Can I also congratulate the worthy runners up and all the forum members that participated. I've an excellent topic for the December challenge which I shall let you know on the 1st.



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    Badger chewing on a piece of straw.


    I've been observing several badger in my area over the last couple of years and most of the setts are in wooden locations and when the Badgers leave their setts just before sunset the lighting would get very low resulting in poor images. In this Badger sett however one of the entrances came out at the side of a field in which the local farmer had cut a swathe of land exposing this entrance. Now like in the the classic war film "The Great Escape" where the tunnel exit was too short and the prisoners being exposed for several metres until they reached the tree line, this being the same of these badgers, but instead of running for cover this one would start foraging for food in the strip of land resulting in some great images.








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    I have never subscribed to Cameracraft but i know the editor David Kilpatrick off and on for near on 40 years went he edited Minolta's members magazine back in the 70's. All that i learned from David back then i put in good use even today. So it should be a excellent magazine to buy.



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