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    So I was wondering who on these forums enjoys a bit of photography? I enjoy a bit of landscapes, nightscapes, and a bit of everything else. It might be fun to get together and go on a photowalk/drive at some point if there is enough interest. Especially as spring is on the way, and nature will be waking up.

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    Yes. Along with hiking and my Jag!
    For the last 6 years I've produced a calendar incorporating photographs I've taken on walks and holidays during that year. I usually get about 30 printed off and give them to family and friends.
    (I still have a couple left over if anyone needs a 2015 calendar still)
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBC John View Post
    Yes. Along with hiking and my Jag!
    For the last 6 years I've produced a calendar incorporating photographs I've taken on walks and holidays during that year. I usually get about 30 printed off and give them to family and friends.
    (I still have a couple left over if anyone needs a 2015 calendar still)
    That is a great idea, instead of them just clogging up lightroom for no good reason. I have not been on a hike since I was 18, used to go to the Drakensburg in South Africa. I was looking at doing some hikes here, but I am not sure how I could handle a couple of days of intensive walking, lugging a pack around. My camera gear is heavy enough! So I usually just limit myself to a couple of hours here and there, or go for a drive until I find an area that might have some footpaths.
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    I like doing photography too Nathan. Landscapes, Wildlife and some Macro.

    Bit of a hike to get to Cambs from C' Down and vis-versa though
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    same hear Rigger Slightly different order Wildlife Landscape Macro

    Love Cornwal Sea & Landscape Somerset levels for Wildlife
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    Hi Nathan

    Good idea on the get together for a bit of photography.

    A few of the forum members organise meetings at different locations through out the year, you could always stay over an extra night and explore a new area with your camera. You might even be able to convince your wife / partner it's a weekend get away!

    I'm very lucky my job takes me all over the world so lots of opportunity to get the camera out. Therefore most of my photos have a landscape or Architecture theme. Thankfully it's a bit cheaper in this digital age, coming home in the past with 20 -30 rolls of film every month was getting a bit expensive.

    Incase anyone reading this wants to upgrade their existing camera kit, Chris on this forum has one for sale.
    Camera plus lots of kit for a bargain price. Any cheaper and you would be wearing a balakava!
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    Rigger, Co. Down is a bit far Maybe we should share links to photo's etc. The odd photo of a big cat might also not go amiss

    Jimpy, I love Somerset, it was one of the locations we considered moving to in the UK. Settled in Cambs, instead though. Would love to live in a waterfront apartment in Bristol at some point in time.

    Kev, sounds like a good plan. Ox. is just around the corner, so definitely on the cards ... I am sure I could convince the family that it is a weekend get away!
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    Cornwall is also a favourite place for me. We spent a week down there, based in Porthcurno, last year . . . .

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    As is this particular spot . . . .

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    Ooh, very nice Still want to go down there. And up to Scotland, have not been there since 2001/2. Sure things have changed a bit up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBC John View Post
    Cornwall is also a favourite place for me. We spent a week down there, based in Porthcurno, last year . . . .

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    As is this particular spot . . . .

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    Nice photos John.

    It's been years since I've been down to Cornwall.
    I used to fly down to Culdrose, then pop to St Mawgan via Lands End airport (good all day breakfast there).
    Spectacular coast line with disused tin mines atop shear cliffs.

    Happy memories.

    I will have to make some time to come down again.

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    Love hiking and love photography - but don't have much time to do either. My favorite place in the world for both is Sedona, Arizona with Phoenix a close second. Took these when I was there last year.

    Sedona:

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    Phoenix:

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    This one is the Grand Canyon during a break in a rain storm:

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    Nice photos cf144 Never been to Arizona, closest I have been was Texas. I love North America, it has some amazingly beautiful places to visit.
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    Here are a few I have taken, give you an idea of the type of photography I enjoy.



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    Looks stunning Nathan

    I turn professional for a time and was doing OK i must say
    it was wedding and in house portraits stuff.

    bread and butter really but when i fell ill with my colitis how could i book a wedding months in advance and not know if i would be well enough or not.

    Landscape was never my thing it was always people i had fun with.
    some of the portrait work in people houses turned out fun i must say.

    good times

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    cf144: Excellent photographs. But with scenery and especially light like that, you're spoilt!! (That last one has been 'played with' though, hasn't it?)
    Nathan: Also great photos. (Personally, I'd have Photoshopped the first one to enhance that sunburst . . . . )
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Landscape was never my thing it was always people i had fun with.
    some of the portrait work in people houses turned out fun i must say.

    good times

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    Sounds interesting James!! Sort of, "Pop your clothes on the chair and try to look natural" stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Looks stunning Nathan

    I turn professional for a time and was doing OK i must say
    it was wedding and in house portraits stuff.

    bread and butter really but when i fell ill with my colitis how could i book a wedding months in advance and not know if i would be well enough or not.

    Landscape was never my thing it was always people i had fun with.
    some of the portrait work in people houses turned out fun i must say.

    good times

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    I think the hardest thing, no matter how'd your images are in landscape photography, is monetising them. The wedding / portrait / commercial scene is about the best place to make a living. So I think I will stick to writing software Do you still do some photography for fun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBC John View Post
    cf144: Excellent photographs. But with scenery and especially light like that, you're spoilt!! (That last one has been 'played with' though, hasn't it?)
    Nathan: Also great photos. (Personally, I'd have Photoshopped the first one to enhance that sunburst . . . . )
    Thanks John I am not a massive user of photoshop, but I am sure I could of done a bit more in post-processing to enhance it. So looking forward to spring though, and all the colours returning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBC John View Post
    cf144: Excellent photographs. But with scenery and especially light like that, you're spoilt!! (That last one has been 'played with' though, hasn't it?)
    Nathan: Also great photos. (Personally, I'd have Photoshopped the first one to enhance that sunburst . . . . )
    Thanks. You're right about the scenery. I'd like to resettle in Sedona some day. You are right - the Grand Canyon shot was HDR'ed a bit (my first attempt at that). The raw images were very washed out but the HDR brought out the cloud streaks and I liked the way it looked.
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    Very nice. I LOVE that middle shot with the pink sky reflecting in the water. I'm always looking for water reflection shots.

    Got this one by being in the right place at the right time. Was set up about an hour before sunset to try to get a shot of that. It had been raining all day. When the rainbow appeared I snapped a few frames (was still using film then - sorry for the lo-res scan) and hoped for the best.

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