May Meeting

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Ian-Raymant
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May Meeting

Post by Ian-Raymant » Tue May 19, 2020 7:19 am

Hello Everyone,

I hope you and your families are all keeping well and are looking forward to a little more freedom now that some of the lockdown rules have been eased.

Hopefully everyone has had a chance to visit the newly launched website which now has a fresher feel. A huge thanks to Lisa for all her hard work and for overcoming the last minute glitch with the Forum. Great job.

Tomorrow evening should be our club night and as we cannot get together and show our images in the traditional way, why not post 3 to the forum, for others to enjoy, comment on etc.
The theme this month is Engineering/Abstract, Quite diverse subjects which should produce some interesting interpretations I guess. So trawl through the archives, see what you can find and put them up for all to see, no rush, tomorrow need not be the deadline. Now that we have the new found freedom some folk may have a chance to go out with their cameras, so let’s keep the theme open for a while.

Hopefully we can all get together in the traditional way before too long.

Best wishes, stay safe and keep well.

Ian

Colin
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Colin » Thu May 21, 2020 11:18 am

Thought i would post a few abstracts for the meeting as I haven't seen any others yet
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Trevor
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Trevor » Thu May 21, 2020 11:36 am

Wow they’re pretty good Colin. Love the second one that is a really nice abstracty image. Love the colour.

Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Thu May 21, 2020 12:00 pm

Indeed - they are very good. An excellent collection to start the new theme for the May Meeting.

Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Thu May 21, 2020 12:21 pm

Here are two abstract and two engineering images. Continuing the theme for May.
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Richie
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Richie » Thu May 21, 2020 12:46 pm

All good images, my favourites would be Pembroke coast, there must be dozens of other images within that one picture!
DSC 54 works for me as an abstract shot.
I’ll also try to upload some shots later.

Jim Spurgeon
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Jim Spurgeon » Thu May 21, 2020 3:02 pm

Hi all. Decided for myself to stick with the engineering theme for now.
Loving the shots so far.
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Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Thu May 21, 2020 4:29 pm

Hi Jim, Great images - especially THAT motorcycle! That looks like the type of vehicles Paul Teutul produces (Orange County Choppers). Keep up the photos!

Trevor
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Trevor » Thu May 21, 2020 4:58 pm

Brilliant images Jim and Ed,Ed really like the puddle reflection and the blue red abstract. Engineering images are pretty decent. Jim really like the old man of coniston image. Love the self portrait at the end very very good abstract. Looks like a still from a Star Wars film. Keep posting everyone. Trev

Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Sat May 23, 2020 1:29 pm

Some more abstract images. Hope everyone will keep contributing their images too.
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PerrinM
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Re: May Meeting

Post by PerrinM » Sat May 23, 2020 1:57 pm

Hi Everyone
Apologise for being very 'quiet' online.
Firstly fab website well done Lisa really love it looks more up to date. I may change my pics but will see. I will put a small write up but again my time seems to be limited. I am still working and I still seem not to have much spare time plus partly working remotley from home seem to be on the computer all the time so now dont always want to trowl through photos.
I shall not add any photos to this theme as I really do not have anything to match so excuse me from participating this month.
Very strange times that continue to make life so different. I seem to be still very busy and have to remember when we are within the weekend not to look at work stuff. Our college has confirmed that no students are to return until September so that is a good thing but our work continues and now to get ready for the Autumn term.
Hope everyone is keeping well and safe. The plus side is that I have been out daily and taken lots of photos during my walks, some on the 'big' camera and some on the mobile.plus we have some baby bluetits so quite a few of them. All being logged for future use .

Regards
Michele

Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Sat May 23, 2020 2:22 pm

Hi Michele,
I'm sure remote working is not always a 'bed of roses' and requires lots of commitment. One of the problems is knowing when to stop or take a break. It's so tempting to just carry one to finish one more piece of work so don't do too much.

For me personally, you don't have to stick to the themes for the month - just publish the images that you like. I understand you have a selection taken on your walks. Stay safe.

Jim Spurgeon
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Jim Spurgeon » Sat May 23, 2020 3:17 pm

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 see what others post and get some ideas. Here's a few edits from shots taken in the past.

Hope to see you all soon

Jim
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PhilBrew
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Re: May Meeting

Post by PhilBrew » Sat May 23, 2020 3:58 pm

Well done Colin, Ed, Jim - some great images. I'd never have thought that 'Engineering' as a theme could produce such graphically interesting shots. Colin I like your stones best - maybe not quite as 'abstract' as the other two but I love it. Ed I like your two engineering shots best - good impact. Jim love your collage. A pity you could get a clean background for the central bike shot though. Maybe a bit of surreptitious cloning...?

Here are my sixpenny worth (that's threepenny worth of abstracts and three of engineering).

Extra point of interest I only discovered myself while reviewing shots for this theme - the Sydney Harbour Bridge shot has two flags visible. One is the Australian flag - no surprise - but the other was not familiar to me. On research I discovered it is the flag of Native Australians.

The other shots are of rum distilleries in Martinique. You can see the sugar cane in the last one.

Will go and look for some abstracts...(the other threepenny worth)
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PhilBrew
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Re: May Meeting

Post by PhilBrew » Sat May 23, 2020 4:16 pm

Jim I like the second and third of your latest three abstracts. In the second one it is the light that creates the abstract quality - something more than a ripple on the sand.The third one is a good strong graphic - no need to try to work out what it 'is'.

So here are my abstracts...

BTW They all have captions, but not all of them show - don't know why. Lisa is there any way of ensuring they show? I think hovering your cursor over an image may show the cation, but not sure if that always works.
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Ian-Raymant
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ian-Raymant » Sat May 23, 2020 4:26 pm

Good afternoon from a blustery Boxted,

Wonderful images everyone, I really like them all - I'm a sucker for steam engines so no prizes for guessing my favourite.

I have trawled though my archives and found 3 images to share, 1 traditional [civil] engineering, 1 food [chocolate] engineering and 1 watery abstract.
Hope you like them.

Stay safe

Ian
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PhilBrew
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Re: May Meeting

Post by PhilBrew » Sat May 23, 2020 4:30 pm

Love them all three - well done Ian. Phil

Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Sat May 23, 2020 4:38 pm

Hi All,

I really like the engineering images, Phil. They have that solid robust feel that I could imagine I. K. Brunel would appreciate. Well done.

Ian, I also agree with you about the engineering images. I really like yours also - the interplay of the sunlight against the verticals of the fence structure provides a sense of softness. Your sunstars on the water are very spectacular.

Everyone has published some really great images - love them! Lots there to give ideas and inspiration.

Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Sat May 23, 2020 6:42 pm

Wow - lots of great images you guys! Wonderful. Here are a couple more engineering ones.
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PhilBrew
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Re: May Meeting

Post by PhilBrew » Sat May 23, 2020 10:10 pm

Nice one of the shunting engine Ed - good choice of point of view.. Phi

Richie
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Richie » Sun May 24, 2020 10:59 am

Nice to see so many great shots.
Finally got around to sorting some abstract pics.
Looking forward to an actual physical meeting, when ever that will be!
Has anyone any thoughts about hosting the next meeting on Zoom?
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Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Sun May 24, 2020 1:01 pm

Hi Richie, Wow, what great abstract images - fabulous colours and shapes. Well done. Everyone's images are really inspiring and generate new directions for experimentation. Keep them coming.

Ian-Raymant
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ian-Raymant » Sun May 24, 2020 1:43 pm

Hi Michele,

100% understand your remote working situation, I am also working from home and running A manufacturing business. Without the regular face to face contact, It’s a whole new experience and one we’ve all had to adapt to at very short notice. Skype, Zoom and Teams are a god send I find but regular communication does become tricky and can be overlooked.
For me regular breaks (55 Mins on 5 off rule) and a routine helps but I do still lapse into early starts and late finishes. I take it your HR team are in regular contact, checking up to see things are ok.

With regards to the May images, I haven’t had an opportunity to get out with my camera either and was lucky to have some in my archive that I could get to quickly, otherwise I would of found it tricky. So don’t worry about the topic. Just share anything you’ve shot that you think folk will enjoy. The baby bluetits will most definitely be a hit.

Take care, stay safe and remember to take regular work breaks !!

Best wishes

Ian

Colin
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Colin » Sun May 24, 2020 3:36 pm

Great images everybody. Have decided that engineering has not been my thi
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DSC_0110ng over the years but thought you might like the attached, famous, but where is it?

Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Sun May 24, 2020 10:20 pm

Hi Colin,

I have to confess I couldn't say where the machine is (possibly in your workshop) but I suspect it is a Bridgeport CNC vertical milling machine. I seem to recognise the Acu-rite x-y head controller and the Transwave rotary power inverter driving the motor. Possibly used for restoring motorcycle engines?

You will probably come back and say it's NOTHING of the sort!

Anyway, keep the images coming - all good.

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