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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-16-2017, 06:08 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #125 Poll (Sunrise/Sunset - January 2017)
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 61
Views: 8,268
Extremely difficult choice - all stunning images. Took me a long long time but I've gone for #10
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-09-2017, 03:46 PM  
Sunset on the river Danube
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Nominated
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-09-2017, 03:43 PM  
Signal Peak sunrise
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Signal Peak sunrise

A great sunrise shot. Worth getting up early for :)
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-09-2017, 03:36 PM  
Golden sunset
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Great capture. Perhaps a 'smidgen' off the foreground would help?
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-09-2017, 03:32 PM  
Towards the sun
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Towards the sun

Nominated
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-09-2017, 03:22 PM  
sunrise on the river
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Great capture. Nominated
Forum: Winners' Showcase 02-09-2017, 03:18 PM  
January, 2017 Third Place: Mesa Arch Sunrise
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Nominated
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-09-2017, 03:14 PM  
On the lake
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
On the lake

Powerful contrast of light and delicate foliage. Great capture
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-09-2017, 03:07 PM  
Cabos Sunrise
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Nominated
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-09-2017, 03:04 PM  
Fenced in
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Fenced in

Unusual 'bleak' treatment of this subject that works IMO
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-09-2017, 02:58 PM  
Sunrise over the Cormorant Channel
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Sunrise over the Cormorant Channel

Great composition - has it all really. Would make an excellent wall mural IMO
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-09-2017, 02:52 PM  
In the old town
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 13
Views: 768
In the old town

For me this image evokes a powerful feeling of pleasant melancholy. A sort of 'beauty in Suburbia'. Nominated.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-09-2017, 02:15 PM  
Sundown with mirror
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 28
Views: 1,731
Sundown with mirror

The portrait mode and the beautiful 'web' of reflections works well for me. Well done.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-30-2011, 03:47 AM  
Picture of the Week POTW #186 16 Oct 2011 - 30 Oct 2011
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 51
Views: 5,694
Last three from Germany (yawn!!) - promise.

The Brandenburg Gate. Early evening with start of light display


Guardians of democracy ?


Small group of protestors in front of the Bundestag
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-30-2011, 03:22 AM  
Picture of the Week POTW #186 16 Oct 2011 - 30 Oct 2011
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 51
Views: 5,694
A few more from my East Germany visit. Seems a shame not to post them up, someone might be interested. :confused:


This two-deck train serves the East side of Berlin (also runs into Poland). Going into Berlin the train stops at Alexandraplaz - all the following shots were taken there



The Fernsehturm. A 1200ft TV tower with observation and revolving restaurant and frighteningly fast elevator



This must be the ultimate in mobile hot-dog stalls



The World Clock. Once thought (by East Germans) to be a chronological marvel



U-Bahn provincial and metro train Station.



U-Bahn Station. Five separate levels, all of which can be viewed at the same time (if you happen to be in the right spot)
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-29-2011, 11:21 AM  
Picture of the Week POTW #186 16 Oct 2011 - 30 Oct 2011
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 51
Views: 5,694
Tom...thanks for hosting us. Very nearly missed out this week as, like others here, so bogged down with other things. As usual, a lot of excellent work posted and my compliments to all.

I visited family in East Germany last weekend and managed to grab a few shots in a rather hectic one-day tour of Berlin. Although familiar with many parts of Germany this was my first visit from an 'East' perspective. First impressions - a lot of money has been poured into former GDR areas, especially infrastructure and overall, living standards are good. There are moans about employment/social welfare etc. but this is pretty much par for any other country.

Here are a few non-personal pics which might interest you.

Early morning across Lake Spree from our Hotel in Storkow


Late afternoon across Lake Spree


Pretty much what the accommodation was like in the old days. Now internally refurbished


Similar apartments as above but with some restyling. These are much sought after


One of the last remaining sections of the old Wall. The nomans-land area to the right was known as the 'death strip'


Commemorating escapees who were shot. Particularly poignant as these gave themselves up - only to be executed later.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-09-2011, 09:22 AM  
Colour match report
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Not quite sure what you were hoping to prove/achieve here but I am absolutely astonished at just how well the results from the two cameras correlate. Considering that they were manufactured a generation apart with differences in design, electronics, sensor etc., it really does boil down to a 'gnat's whisker' in overall results. Please don't forget that photography (under these conditions) is a very inexact science. This is the very reason why one has the ability to 'tweak' things here and there.

Subjectively, I prefer the somewhat neutral K5 results of #2 but, as you pointed out, the rendition of the wood of the K200D (#1) gives a better result. Possibly this might be important if you were a merchant/designer selling furniture but not an important issue here IMO.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-09-2011, 01:48 AM  
Picture of the Week POTW #183 25 Sep 2011 - 9 Oct 2011
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 45
Views: 6,152
reeftool....that's some spectacular scenery and you've managed to get some good shots. #1 in B&W is as good as you could expect judging by the sun angle. Maybe, as Pete suggested, being slightly off-centre would help. Perhaps even a slightly higher elevation (if the sides of the pass are scale-able) would give a more attractive composition. It's well worth exploring further.

It sounds as if the area is slowly being ravaged by erosion/landslides/hurricanes - mother nature at work. :(
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-08-2011, 04:51 AM  
Picture of the Week POTW #183 25 Sep 2011 - 9 Oct 2011
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 45
Views: 6,152
A few more from my wanderings around the harbour/seaside.

Well it's the end of season with empty beaches and.......


....very often empty cafe's and restaurants


Nobody thought to remove this before the concrete went in


This should stop them from wandering off :D


Ferry to Eretria. A 20 min. sea trip saving about 2 hours on the roundabout route
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-07-2011, 09:25 AM  
Picture of the Week POTW #183 25 Sep 2011 - 9 Oct 2011
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 45
Views: 6,152
Rense....I really like that shot of the geese. I think you've caught the motion just right - natural wing movement. Would make a nice wall mural IMO.

Dice...great woodland study. Many fine and delicate tones.

Pete....you really caught some excellent eagle shots. Patience and dedication paying off.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-06-2011, 11:58 AM  
Picture of the Week POTW #183 25 Sep 2011 - 9 Oct 2011
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 45
Views: 6,152
lukulele....thank you for hosting us.

Haven't posted here for some time but have noticed some very good work from new members. Most of the following are the result of casual trips around the town/harbour. There is change in the weather - end of the hot Summer replaced by autumnal freshness which most Greeks prefer. We don't have much in the way of wildlife here (except a few tourists who can't cope with Ouzo!) so most shots are inanimate stuff.

Noticed this little fellow. Most unusual feather pattern on his back - looking very much like the Byzantine emblem


EU and Greek flags flying together - seem to emulate the somewhat tatty current relationship :rolleyes:


Probably the last of our cactus flowers for this year


Just a reminder that our town (Oropos) is also the port for the ferry to Eretria
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-02-2011, 12:30 PM  
Gloomy outlook for Kodak
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 20
Views: 3,524
I worked for Kodak Ltd. in the UK for more than 30 years before taking early retirement in 1985 when the company was doing the first of it's 'cost-cutting' exercises. The move targeted personnel around the age of 50. At that time Kodak was experiencing competition from the likes of Fuji, Agfa Gevaert, Ilford, Kentmere, etc. but this was not the main reason for the cutbacks. Back then Kodak was strong and still the market leader.

However, we knew things were not right. The company began such programs as 'The Challenge of Change' aimed at Marketing and Support staff and made it clear difficult times could be ahead. Kodak (as a whole) was then greatly over- staffed and was considered sluggish and playing commercial catch-up. It was thought that the leaner company would be in a much better situation for the future. Just as things did start to look brighter, the digital whammy hit.

To be absolutely fair, no company the size of Kodak would find it easy to change it's market orientation in the short time it was given to reorganize it's product line. The worrying thing - like many ex-employees, I have seen much shuffling and re-shuffling of Kodak management in the recent past and many shareholders are highly critical of Antonio Perez Ch. Exec. Eastman Kodak. This seems to confirm that there is division/disagreement on the company's present direction. Perhaps it has all now come to a head.

I only know that as Eastman Kodak underwrites my pension, I am more than a little concerned. :eek:
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-21-2011, 03:12 AM  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 62,113
Views: 2,919,400
Z = Zest for life

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-21-2011, 03:09 AM  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 62,113
Views: 2,919,400
Y = Yellow Lemon

Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 07-26-2011, 09:03 AM  
Picture of the Week POTW #173 July 17, 2011 - July 31, 2011
Posted By fotaki
Replies: 63
Views: 12,996
Hmmm..not really my cup of tea but interesting shots nevertheless. Like the 'light-box reflections on the bum' on shot #1.

Your comment 'Then as you do, we finished up by vac-sealing one of them in a vac-bed...' made me laugh. I've never tried this on a typical Photo club shoot. What's it like ? :confused:
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