May Meeting

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Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Tue May 26, 2020 7:58 pm

Hi everybody. I hope everybody is keeping well and looking forward to some measure of lockdown easing. A couple of images from Harwich that I thought were interesting.
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Section of the heavy chain used to anchor buoys to the seabed.
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Winch mechanism of an old heavy duty gantry crane
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Trevor
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Trevor » Wed May 27, 2020 9:21 am

Hi all, well a fantastic set of images, Michele, don’t worry too much, we all know how difficult these times are. Post what you can when you can. I’m loving you FB images. Keep posting.
Jim love your abstract shots.
Phil love Sidney Harbour Bridge and the rum distillery ones. The Abstract images are really good as usual and very colourful.
Ian really like the car park in Essex shot, well seen and nicely processed. Love the watery abstract for the e simplicity of the image. Well done.
Richie, great set of images really like the grape splash.

Keep posting everyone
Trevor

Trevor
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Trevor » Wed May 27, 2020 9:28 am

Here are my 3images, two can be classed as engineering and abstract. The one of the bridge is I think the underside of Waterloo bridge. I loved the abstract pattern of it as well as the engineering aspect of it. Similarly the bicycles in Amsterdam is engineering but also has an abstract quality to it. The beach seen is a long exposure shot of the sky and I liked the contrast between the shingle beach and the sky after a 5 minute long exposure.
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Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Wed May 27, 2020 12:26 pm

Great Images, Trevor.

Like you say, the underside of the bridge works well as an abstract as it seems to be following vanishing point contours - well composed. The ruggedness of the construction with the large number of rivets works well.

The beach scene has a wonderful dreamy quality as the sky and the sea blend seamlessly due to the long exposure.

The bicycles seem to be patiently awaiting their owners return from their day's activities. Excellent collection of shapes and colours.

Colin
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Colin » Wed May 27, 2020 3:53 pm

Since Ed was brave enough to respond to my challenge I have added the outside of my engineering poser which to the uninitiated is the garage from Peaks Practice, famously Adensfield but in reality Goathland in the North York Moors
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Trevor
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Trevor » Wed May 27, 2020 4:04 pm

Thanks Ed, Colin, that’s where I’d seen it before. I did wonder if you’d taken at the Colne Valley railway when we did our Rust Extravaganza🤣

Good shot.
Trevor

Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Wed May 27, 2020 6:59 pm

Hi All,

What a charming old garage - conjures up visions of how the world was before eco-friendly vehicles. I have to admit though, I wouldn't have guessed the location in a very long time! Totally unfamiliar with the North of England (not much better with the Midlands area either)!

Really love all the images the members have been posting - always inspiring me to do better. Well done, everybody.

PhilBrew
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Re: May Meeting

Post by PhilBrew » Thu May 28, 2020 10:10 pm

Thanks for yet more great images. Richie I like your Lines abstract and also the straws - subject for a practical evening some time in the future? Ed Nice one of the chain. At first I thought the phone was there as a contrast - old and new technology! - then i realised you probably put it there just to show scale! Trev love your bikes and the bridge shot. The 5' exposure is interesting for the sea and sky effects - inspires me to have a go next time the opportunity arises.

Hope it's OK to add a couple more on this month's themes...
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Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Fri May 29, 2020 9:48 am

Morning Phil. Yes, the phone was indeed there to show some measure of scale but the old/new comparison is also valid.

I really love your images, especially the night shot of the cranes with the black sky - very dramatic and imposing. It would be very interesting to know where they are.

PhilBrew
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Re: May Meeting

Post by PhilBrew » Fri May 29, 2020 9:58 am

Hi Ed - Glad you like the cranes. They are to be seen in the Italian port of Imperia. If you look closely you'll see the name is on one of the cranes. Head east out of Nice, cross the border into Italy, pass Sanremo, and Imperia is a bit further along the coast, on the Ligurian Sea.

Ed Jeffries
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Re: May Meeting

Post by Ed Jeffries » Fri May 29, 2020 12:08 pm

Hi Phil. Yes, indeed - I just discovered that the name on the crane is not the manufacturer but the name of the port of Imperia. I can imagine it was lovely to drive from Nice over the border into Italy and then along to Imperia. I've only ever driven in France once, from Santander in Spain up to Caen to catch a ferry back to UK. Sailing from Santander was cancelled! I can imagine you have a tremendous gallery of images you have taken all over Europe.

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