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  • post Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 winner ‘needs to provoke the greatest public outcry? - 17 October
  • Brent Stirton has won the prestigious award for his image of a dehorned rhinoMemorial to a species, Brent Stirton - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017All of the results from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 competition have been announced. Check out our gallery to see the winners
  • post ‘Our Restless Earth’: Winning photographs highlight the UK’s changing landscapes - 17 October
  • Three Sisters of Glencoe in autumn, Credit: Milena FarajewiczThe Geological Society has announced its 2017 winners for the Earth Science Week photography competition 'Our Restless Earth'. The competition asked for images featuring the geology of the UK and Ireland on a theme of the moving and changing earth
  • post Canon announces the PowerShot G1 X Mark III - 17 October
  • Canon has announced the G1 X Mark III as its new flagship PowerShot compact camera. Aimed at serious enthusiast photographers, the zoom camera will be available from November 2017.
  • post Red sun: Your best photos of the day the sky turned orange - 17 October
  • The sky took on a reddish tint in many parts of the UKCredit: Keith HughesA red hue dominated the sky in many parts of England and Wales caused by winds from ex-Hurricane Ophelia bringing …Continue reading »
  • post Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 winner shows Britain’s beautiful coastline - 16 October
  • The winners of the yearly competition have just been announcedDiminutive Dune, West Wittering, West Sussex, England by Benjamin Graham (Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 ? Overall Winner)Benjamin Graham has taken the top prize in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 with his image of the West Wittering dunes in West Sussex.
  • post Manfrotto announces two new Element Carbon tripods - 16 October
  • The new models are aimed at travel photographersCredit: ManfrottoManfrotto has launched two travel tripods aimed at beginners and enthusiasts under its new Element Carbon title. The Element Carbon …Continue reading »
  • post Top press photos of the week: Best of autumn - 13 October
  • Our top press photos this week feature the autumn weather around the worldFishermen of Trebon fish out the Rozmberk pond in Trebon, Czech RepublicOur top press photos this week feature the autumn weather around the world. The colours, textures and browning leaves of the season have produced some captivating images.
  • post Best filter holders for landscape photography - 13 October
  • James Abbott looks at some of the best filter holder options availableIf you're serious about landscape photography, you'll need some drop-in filters. James Abbott looks at some of the best filter holder options available

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  • post Canon hit two milestones today: 90 million cameras and 130 million lenses - 17 October
  • Canon has hit two couple major production milestones today. Specifically, Canon says it has now produced 130 million EF-series interchangeable lenses and 90 million EOS cameras. And in case you're curious, the camera maker revealed that an EOS 5D Mark IV was its 90 millionth EOS camera to go through production, while the 130 millionth interchangeab...
  • post The ROV Slider promises cinematic phone, GoPro and DSLR shots at the push of a button - 17 October
  • ROV Slider, a new motorized camera slider currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, promises to bring cinematic slider shots to the masses.The portable little slider handles any camera that weighs under 5lbs / 2.3kg?including smartphones, GoPro, mirrorless cameras and DSLRs?and comes in two variations: ROV Slider and ROV Pro. Here's a quick video i...
  • post Microsoft unveils Surface Book 2 with powerful graphics chips, adds 15-inch model - 17 October
  • Microsoft has announced the next generation of its Surface Book hybrid device, the Surface Book 2, and like its predecessor, the new two-in-one laptops are targeted at creative types and gamers. Microsoft says the Surface Book 2 offers, "the power of a desktop, the versatility of a tablet, and the freedom of a light and thin laptop in one beautiful...
  • post Leica is resurrecting the soft-focus Thambar 90mm F2.2 portrait lens from 1935 - 17 October
  • $(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_3871588870","galleryId":"3871588870","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"standalone":false,"selectedImageIndex":0,"startInCommentsView":false,"isMobile":false}) });Leica is getting into the lens resurrection game, announcing earlier today that it will bring back the Thambar-M...
  • post Surprise! Google hid a custom-built image processor inside the Pixel 2 - 17 October
  • Google's Pixel 2 launch event on October 4th put a lot of emphasis on the new smartphone's camera capabilities. However, the presenters at the event left out one very interesting detail: Google Visual Core.Visual Core is a custom-built system-on-a-chip (SOC) designed to power and accelerate the Pixel 2 phones' much-lauded HDR+ function that achieve...

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xxJust summat to say!

Pipeman
November 24, 2016, 08:54:55 PM by Pipeman
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It's my 75th Birthday today.

clipHappy Christmas

Pipeman
December 22, 2015, 08:06:07 PM by Pipeman
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Only a few days to go, so,

Happy Christmas to you all and your families. :cheer :hic




xxWhere is everyone? or is that where are...

December 12, 2015, 12:25:19 AM by MartinAS | Views: 2133 | Comments: 6

i Know... I too have been delinquent.

I did visit the UK recently. My wife and I and friends from Newfoundland were over for a canal trip (again). We hired a narrowboat from Wyvern Shipping on the Grand Union at Leighton Buzzard and spent 4 weeks traveling at the breakneck speed of 4mph. Fantastic. I, of course , was the photographer. Went to Market Harbourough, Leicester (checked in on Richard 111), Nottingham and along to Birmingham ( had our boat cut free and a rope stolen at Wolverhampton and then to Warick to visit castle etc (again). Here we had our Canadian flag cut off overnight. A short off route to Rugby for a day and then back to Leighton Buzzard. Great trip , overall.
This all came about in 24 hours when the friends visited us in May. We talked about old trips and before we knew it we had booked flights and the boat. Really is neat and Wyvern are a great group to rent from.
 Lots of photos and all I have to do is sort through them now. Winter project. The last few winters we have gone south to kayak with the alligators in Georgia in the US but this year, with the $US so high it is a question. Not to mention Donald Trump.... but we won't.

Anyway... best wishes to my old friends.
Martin

xxVisiting Australia - Victoria

Bawbee
August 13, 2015, 08:20:22 PM by Bawbee
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I will be travelling to Australia in mid-October for 4 weeks; primarily to represent my Dad, and the rest of the family, at my Aunt's (Dad's Sister) 100th Birthday celebrations.


I will be based in the Yarraville district of Melbourne and I am looking for photographic location ideas from those who know the area. I do have a few locations in mind but I would be pleased to hear from others with regards to any additional information from other members. I will be mainly looking for landscapes and wildlife opportunities.


Any help and assistance will be much appreciated.

xxMerry Christmas

Gypsy
December 24, 2014, 04:05:35 PM by Gypsy
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Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  :)

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