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  1. Inside Story 2 March 2021 https://insidestory.org.au/vaccinating-the-world/ Health staff from hospitals like the Police Hospital and Clinica Colombia prepare and vaccinate their health staff as part of the first phase of vacci Contributor: Chepa Beltran / VWPics / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2EGDD1H
  2. That sounds a bit stressful Jill. I'm glad you were able to diffuse the situation. Sounds like you handled it well and calmed them down. Have fun with the new 100-400!
  3. You're welcome Lenny. All the best and hope sales will come your way soon.
  4. Hi Lenny, I think your primary issue is likely to be only having 122 images uploaded. You will need quite a few more and to keep uploading consistently over time. Your images are varied which is great. Several images are a little dark and could do with being brightened up a bit. They may need to be a bit punchier to capture the eye of a customer browsing. Also, a few look a tad soft to me such as the one of Bangour Village Hospital Church, 2C0Y02B. This one is not in the best light either, though I realise you can't always control that factor at the time you are there.
  5. Sydney Morning Herald 5 March 2021 https://www.smh.com.au/business/small-business/the-upside-of-being-interrupted-at-work-20210304-p577v8.html Businesswoman on stairs in a modern office Contributor: Andor Bujdoso / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: G1956J Australian Book Review March 2021 no. 429 https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/current-issue/960-march-2021-no-429/7383-david-mason-reviews-dearly-by-margaret-atwood Margret Atwood, author of "The Handmaid's Tale", talks to Caroline Edwards about the scientific background to her writing.
  6. Thank you Paulette. I imagine the song might have been Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree. They can be cheeky birds and have great character. I was once with a friend in the outside area of a tavern and about to bite into my hamburger when one flew down and took the meat straight out of it, much to the hilarity of onlookers.
  7. Australian Geographic 23 February 2021 https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/travel/2021/02/find-your-freedom-in-australias-coastal-wilderness/ White Bank (also called Seal Island) is home to a family of Australian Sea Lions in the Easter group of the Houtman Abrolhos. The Houtman Abrolhos isl Contributor: stewart allen / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: RYJ46E Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia Contributor: Bill Bachman / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: BG9WAH Sunset on the coast of Cape Range National Park in Western Au
  8. Thank you Space Cadet. We do all indeed need a laugh! I think this was a young one. I photographed this one on the south coast, but we get kookaburras up here in Perth too, often cackling away at dawn or dusk.
  9. Thank you John. I have watched one of his tutorials already when I was looking at perspective corrections, and his was the one I followed as it was easy to understand and as you say a calm presentation. I'll definitely be looking at more of his tutorials.
  10. Australian Geographic 5 March 2021 https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2021/03/we-have-an-antidote-for-box-jellyfish-stings-but-it-comes-down-to-the-blinding-speed-of-the-venom/ Marine Stinger or Sea Wasp (Carybdea marsupialis), highly venomous, dangerous jellyfish, Kapstadt, South Africa Contributor: Helmut Corneli / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: MBFM7F
  11. Thanks for the tips Miz Brown. Viewpoint from DXO sounds good. I've got a few of those wide angle images with a person on the edge of the frame stretched out as if they are in a crazy mirror.
  12. That looks very interesting! Thanks for posting Andre 👍
  13. What I have found in Affinity video tutorials John is that several different people may approach the same task differently to essentially get the same result. I've tended to just persist until I find a video that makes the most sense to me and is the simplest version of how to do something before going onto anything more complicated. For example, I'm quite competent now doing straight forward perspective corrections, but with images with more complex distortion issues I'm still figuring out the best way to handle them. I'm going to have to watch some more videos for these issues.
  14. Thank you Tony. I've just had a read of it.
  15. Ah, thank you Michael! That makes sense. The terms bilinear and bicubic etc were a bit confusing to me.
  16. Thanks so much Tony about the owl picture! Yes, there are so many options in Affinity. I know what you mean about having the time to learn everything. I think I have to just take one step at a time, learning task by task. I think once you have learned how to do something everything speeds up, but the initial learning can be a slow process. All the best with it and happy to share knowledge on it at anytime. And yes, it is nearing the end of the day here, coming up to 8:20pm Perth time.
  17. Thanks Mark. When they talk about shrinking and enlarging images, I am not sure if they are meaning going from a more detailed file to a less detailed one, such as TIFF or RAW to JPEG and vice versa, or exactly what they mean? The bilinear option seems to have worked fine and produced good JPEGS anyway. It also showed as the default option on an Affinity tutorial I watched on exporting. So maybe I'll just stick with that for now but research a bit further as well to confirm.
  18. I love all these images. It was hard to pick just one to vote for. Well done to the finalists!
  19. Hello Affinty Photo users. I've just started using Affinity Photo which I like so far. I've been using it for perspective correction (I will be using it for other purposes too but not up to that yet). I just went to export my first JPEG from a TIFF file to which I have applied perspective correction. Several options appear for the kind of resampling to be used. The one for Bilinear resampling was already ticked and the quality option already showed as Best Quality. The options that appear for resampling are: Resampling methods The following resample set
  20. I already found a couple for March, so here goes... Scientific American March Issue 2021 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pilot-whales-show-possible-orca-mimicking-repertoire/ Long-finned pilot whales surfacing in the outer Beagle Channel of Argentina Contributor: Michael Greenfelder / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: KH1EBN Sail-World 1 March 2021 https://www.sail-world.com/news/235572/Adventure-with-the-RYA-Dinghy-Cruising-Trails Red sailed boat sailing near Wall Holm island. Ullswater, Penrith, The Lake District National Park,
  21. Thanks Gen. That's really nice to see your montages. I used to write music myself and from a young age I actually thought I'd love to write music for films. So I've always been interested in audiovisual combos. Yes, doing something with my brother would be good. He is the expert on the technical side of sound stuff. Timelapses are something I'd like to try. My Nikon D5200 does actually do them but I've never gotten around to giving it a go.
  22. Thanks John. That's interesting, the whole area of psychogeography, including the feeling and history of places. I once visited a large shopping centre I didn't know well. On leaving the building my car was in the carpark in front of me. However, all of a sudden I found my legs turning left instead and I was drawn along a different path. It was a walkway with vines growing over it. It then went through an area of more shops and businesses. Then I found myself going down steps, and then all of a sudden I was at a lake with a waterfall that I had no idea was there. I thought, "Why was I drawn he
  23. Aww thanks Gen. I'd love to meet if you ever make it here to WA. Yes, having a meaningful, creative hobby is so important. I just had dinner with my brother earlier and I was saying I think about photography everyday and even if I don't have my camera with me I'm looking at the light and the things around me in terms of photography, and he said he thinks about sound recording and mixing everyday, because that is his passion. And yes, it helps to remember that the sun will shine again, even if it's a bit of a struggle at times. I'm glad you have been able to enjoy all the twists and
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