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by Jim Spurgeon
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Latest Photographs
Topic: Hyde Hall Glow
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: Hyde Hall Glow

Cheers Richie. Also looking forward to seeing other people's shots. Did look out for you but extremely hard to spot people ...... especially in hats/coats/masks etc.
by Jim Spurgeon
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Latest Photographs
Topic: Hyde Hall Glow
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: Hyde Hall Glow

Thanks Trev. Very very colourful as you can see. Fantastic event.
by Jim Spurgeon
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Latest Photographs
Topic: Hyde Hall Glow
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Hyde Hall Glow

Just thought I'd share a few shots from last night to inspire those yet to go 😜. All taken handheld. Settings are f/4 to f/5 and ISO was 2500 to 3200, high but gave me shutter speeds of between 1/3 and 1/10. Oh....and these are straight off camera.
All CC always welcome
by Jim Spurgeon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Monthly Meeting Information
Topic: October Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: October Meeting

Hi Lisa. Fantastic idea. I think I have a couple I shared at a meeting before you took over displaying the images, I'll send them over. πŸ‘
by Jim Spurgeon
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Latest Photographs
Topic: Dark Gothic inspired (Halloween) images
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Dark Gothic inspired (Halloween) images

Nice Ed. Love the screaming oak. My contribution taken in Yorkshire last year
by Jim Spurgeon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Latest Photographs
Topic: Sunshine and showers, rainbows and howitzers
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: Sunshine and showers, rainbows and howitzers

Nice edit Trev. Got to be said though.... geographically impossible to get but nice and it's shows what's capable in the digital world today. We truly can make the impossible possible.
by Jim Spurgeon
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Latest Photographs
Topic: Sunshine and showers, rainbows and howitzers
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: Sunshine and showers, rainbows and howitzers

Thanks for all the positive comments guys. The only thing that could of improved my favourite shot was the fly fisherman who was there but he was in the wrong place (quite inconsiderate I thought....lol)
by Jim Spurgeon
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Latest Photographs
Topic: Sunshine and showers, rainbows and howitzers
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Sunshine and showers, rainbows and howitzers

A few shots from our week away in the Lake District. My post title comes from a walk we did up Helm Crag out of Grasmere. At the top are two rock formations that people go to see, The Howitzer and The Lion and Lamb Unfortunately the weather was against us this day 🌧️ but off we went anyway. Just bef...
by Jim Spurgeon
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Latest Photographs
Topic: West Country
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: West Country

Great shots Phil. I agree with both Ed and Trev, love the statue and the Cloister vaulting.
by Jim Spurgeon
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Photoshoots
Topic: Bures Dragon
Replies: 14
Views: 274

Re: Bures Dragon

Hi Lisa.
Unfortunately I will have to sit this one out (despite really wanting to go). I'm off to the sunny (or probably not 😜) Lake District on the 3rd and return the 10th. Have fun though and enjoy.
by Jim Spurgeon
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Photoshoots
Topic: Ideas for photoshoots
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Ideas for photoshoots

Hi Lisa. Definitely interested in Bures Dragon. I have been (with Ian one evening) and he is mighty impressive but unfortunately St Stephens Chapel was closed at the time. I vowed I must return when its open as it looks very interesting inside. I did comment to Ian that it was Lisa's kind of place 🀣...
by Jim Spurgeon
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Latest Photographs
Topic: Productive evening with a 3 year old
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Productive evening with a 3 year old

Fantastic Trev, I particularly like the last 2 images. I'm sure she will be back for more 😁
by Jim Spurgeon
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Monthly Meeting Information
Topic: August Meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: August Meeting

Here's another remote control telescope site. Only looked briefly but it looks as though you have a lot more control over exposure times, number of exposures etc. It's not free and as yet I'm unsure of what the cost of credits is, might be worth investigating though.

https://telescope.live/
by Jim Spurgeon
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Monthly Meeting Information
Topic: August Meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: August Meeting

Hi all. Following Nik's highly impressive talk last night I thought I'd look at something he mentioned....remote access to observatories. I found a website that has micro observatories across the U.S that you can access for free. I've put my request in for a 60 second exposure of the milky way (ther...
by Jim Spurgeon
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Photoshoots
Topic: Astro photography
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Astro photography

Hi all. I'd been waiting to hear from my man Danny Kench about his astro photography workshop. Unfortunately the first date he gave me was 14th/15th August which straight away I could not do so he's looking to send more dates over to set it up. What we will all need is an Intervelometer. Apparently ...
by Jim Spurgeon
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Latest Photographs
Topic: Just a selection
Replies: 31
Views: 1078

Re: Just a selection

Very nice Phil, very well set up shot as well. πŸ‘
by Jim Spurgeon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Photoshoots
Topic: Astro photography
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Astro photography

Will do Ian πŸ‘
by Jim Spurgeon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Photoshoots
Topic: Astro photography
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Astro photography

Excellent Michelle. I'll let you know when I find out more details
by Jim Spurgeon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Photoshoots
Topic: Astro photography
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Astro photography

Hi all Next month we are (hopefully) due to have a talk about astro photography and looking at the program we are then due to show astro images in November. I have a guy local to myself on Halstead who I've got to know from another club on social media who is thinking of hosting a workshop one night...
by Jim Spurgeon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Latest Photographs
Topic: Sunset photography trip to Arlesford Church Ruins and Arlesford Creek
Replies: 30
Views: 1154

Re: Sunset photography trip to Arlesford Church Ruins and Arlesford Creek

Love the black grass shot Phil, great eye πŸ‘
Unfortunately I will not be able to make the shoot (have messaged Richie). It would be a hard push to get to Alresford after being at work and having to come from Halstead. Looking forward to seeing some great shots tho.
by Jim Spurgeon
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Latest Photographs
Topic: Macro
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: Macro

Thank you Ed and Trev.
Yes Trev I was made up by your glowing feedback via email, coming from yourself I consider it high praise indeed. Thank you
by Jim Spurgeon
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Latest Photographs
Topic: Macro
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Macro

Hi everyone. I am currently doing an online photography course and one of the modules was macro photography. Being a firm favourite of mine I enjoyed reading (and researching a bit more) about lens coupling. Keen to give it a go I purchased a coupling ring and found a willing model (a poor bee that ...
by Jim Spurgeon
Sat May 23, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Monthly Meeting Information
Topic: May Meeting
Replies: 35
Views: 1405

Re: May Meeting

Great images again Ed. Michele, I also agree with what Ed has said and know only too well as regards working from home (Nicky is working from home so I've seen her doing exactly the same as you). Lisa, great job on the website. You really are talented 😁 Not really sure about abstract so thought I'd ...
by Jim Spurgeon
Thu May 21, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Monthly Meeting Information
Topic: May Meeting
Replies: 35
Views: 1405

Re: May Meeting

Hi all. Decided for myself to stick with the engineering theme for now.
Loving the shots so far.