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Taken on Christmas Eve. 

Town of Seventeen Seventy (1770), Queensland, Australia. Its name comes from the fact that Captain James Cook anchored the Endeavour 3 kms from its coast in October 1770.

 

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On 02/01/2021 at 15:50, Mr Standfast said:
Yes it was cold.  Happy new year all of you. 😉
 
Castle Combe, Wiltshire, UK. 1st Jan, 2021. Mist on the river on a frosty New Year's Day in the historic village of Castle Combe. Credit: JMF News/Alamy Live News Stock Photo
 

 

Love the frosty look and the monochrome colour palette...

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14 minutes ago, Alan Beastall said:

First signs of snow.

 

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That's a brilliant photo. It even ticks the "leading lines" box with the couple at the top of the hill. 

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15 minutes ago, Alan Beastall said:

First signs of snow.

 

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Strange how a couple of figures can occupy such a small part of the pic area, and still be the subject. The eye goes straight to them...

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I have a couple or two images I uploaded yesterday that I would like to put in this post, but they are waiting in QC and by the time they pass it will be February, so I will have to resurrect this post.😐

 

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Thanks, Cal, John and Mr Standfast. A combination of elements that make the image stand out. The open gate way, the track through the field, the figures silhouetted against the sky but, the main factor being B&W. You are distracted by colour. See below.

 

 

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Two more from the same day. Both shot in colour, but converted to B&W have more impact. Alan

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Alan Beastall said:

 

Thanks, Cal, John and Mr Standfast. A combination of elements that make the image stand out. The open gate way, the track through the field, the figures silhouetted against the sky but, the main factor being B&W. You are distracted by colour. See below.

 

 

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Two more from the same day. Both shot in colour, but converted to B&W have more impact. Alan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agreed. Conversion to B&W whenever I've done it is mainly to remove the "distraction" of the colour. It is a really great image, hope it sells.

 

Here is my contribution, we're still in early Jan but I suspect this will be my fav of the month.

 

Bolton, England. 2nd Jan 2021. UK Weather. Moses Gate Country Park. A flock of Canada Geese stand on the frozen lake with the one closest to the camera showing curiosity at the falling snow. Credit: Callum Fraser/Alamy Live News Stock Photo

 

 

 

 
This goose was so cute, I sat and watched it despite being very cold for 30 minutes +. I suspect it was young as it was absolutely fascinated by the falling snow. Submitted as an LN pic at the time, but i've no idea yet if it sold :D
 
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Like many, I've been going back through old files. This image is not really exciting, except when I went to see how many images of this shrimp were on Alamy, I found zero. It's always a nice feeling having the only image of a subject on offer.....if anyone ever wants a shot of this lovely little shrimp of course. 

 



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On 05/01/2021 at 13:49, Cal said:

 

Agreed. Conversion to B&W whenever I've done it is mainly to remove the "distraction" of the colour. It is a really great image, hope it sells.

 

Here is my contribution, we're still in early Jan but I suspect this will be my fav of the month.

 

Bolton, England. 2nd Jan 2021. UK Weather. Moses Gate Country Park. A flock of Canada Geese stand on the frozen lake with the one closest to the camera showing curiosity at the falling snow. Credit: Callum Fraser/Alamy Live News Stock Photo

 

 

 

 
This goose was so cute, I sat and watched it despite being very cold for 30 minutes +. I suspect it was young as it was absolutely fascinated by the falling snow. Submitted as an LN pic at the time, but i've no idea yet if it sold :D
 

 

do they hang around all winter for you?  the ones around here seem to have all flown south (no travel restrictions I guess)

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Still scanning after all these months. Maybe by the spring or summer I can get back to using my camera again regularly.

In the meantime......

 

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12 hours ago, meanderingemu said:

 

do they hang around all winter for you?  the ones around here seem to have all flown south (no travel restrictions I guess)

 

Yes, Canada Geese are a permanent fixture on UK waterways, as are the other staples like mallards and mute swans. My guess is it's because the UK is generally warmer than Canada.

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I stood and watched this honeybee on my Rose of Sharon (Althea) bush for 5-10 minutes. It was so covered with pollen, and for the first time in my life I saw one scraping the pollen into its pollen sacs on it’s legs. It was so totally engrossed in its chore that I was able to get close. It stayed in one place until I finally went back in the house. I should have taken a video that showed what it was doing.
 

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As we're under lockdown in the UK again, that means staying home and photographing things at home.... so I had a play with my light tent, photographing some food items that I had recently bought.

 

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With hindsight, maybe I should have left a bit more blank space to the left of the cherry but I still like this image.

 

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Have to balance out the healthy food with something not-so healthy!

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This is an oldie I took in 2011 with my Nikon D3000 and the kit 55-200mm lens that I just rediscovered.

 

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And this is a recent one taken with my Sony RX100 of a hot summer's day at the beach. Even though they are small in the frame, I like seeing how the individual people are doing different activities. The turquoise to aquamarine colour in the water is my favourite colour.

 

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