Dr Orloff's Photographic Year


Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 13:07
My retrospective. The year started not very productively. A New Year visit to the parents' commemorative bench:

A hydroelectric pump that has seen better days:

A visit to Brighton in March to sort out the kids' schooling for the return to England:

Some spring nature photography. Lots of patience required for this image:

Another trip home in May and a day in the Smoke:

June saw high magnification experiments with the reversed enlarging lens - this grasshopper nymph was titchy, 3 or 4mm long:

And a big bucket list tick, Glastonbury. Great set from Robert Plant:

A lazy summer saw the regular macro lens mostly on the camera:

Autumn and time to reattach the landscape lenses:

Finally got a nice local townscape, one to be printed to remember 10 years in France:

The DA*300 also got a very good workout in late autumn and early winter:

And finally a Christmas visit to see the family. Nothing special this image of my daughter but it shows my photographic influences:

A bonus image, the shortest day:

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Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 13:25
Nice set, sir.

No. 3 grabbed me first time I saw it (and still does); 9 & 10 do it for me as well.

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Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 14:36
The 12 months theme has been a cracker with exceptional quality displayed by all, somewhat off putting to us rank amateurs (and I didn't get out every month so can't anyway, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it). Overall, yours are amongst the very best, If I was pushed to pick just one as a favorite I'd go 4. Beauty.
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Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 15:58
Nice set Adrian - the atmospheric ones of your French village and the autumn forest track are great. As are the macro images (must get into this real close-up stuff myself!) And your image of the old west pier certainly has a lot more colour and vibrance than mine form around the same time!


Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 16:06
A varied and interesting yearly reflection .... my favourites are (oddly!) the two little birdies, which are both superb - beautiful clarity and colour!

The last one looks a bit blurry ... maybe a focus adjustment needed, or your AA filter simulator was switched on, or you had centre only focus point active ..... or your camera might have a fault
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Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 16:24
It is a nice set, I particularly like the two autumn landscapes.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 16:42
an excellent set all up to your usual high standard my personal favourites are Brighton Pier, The Landscape and the Village
odd lens or 2



Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 17:14
A marvellous set, Doc. What we might have expected from you, in fact.
Best wishes,


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Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 17:20
Suitably classy, and very nice indeed... There's a clarity of thought and execution that is evident across all of these... Very little that's extraneous, all the detail working towards the focal point of each composition... I particularly like the French landscapes, which are nicely subdued and very atmospheric, but there's excellence across the whole set...




Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 17:25
A great range of shots which show off your skill

4, 9, 10 & 12 are the stand outs for me


Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 19:17
Its hard to single out the top pictures in this excellent set Adrian but for my money I love the leaky hydroelectric pump, the French village beside a river, the burned out Brighton pier and the macro shots. But the whole set is first class.

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Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 20:01
What a set!

It's very hard to pick a favourite, not least because of the different styles, but for me the 'stand-outs' are the Hydraulic pumps, the grasshopper nymph and the riverside village.

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Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 20:25
Fantastic set with great stylistic scope. Highly inspirasional to see such great work. Thanks for sharing!



Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 20:39
Wonderful set, Autumn and France and The Smoke are exceptional.
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Link Posted 10/01/2015 - 09:13
What a set, all of them are excellent. Very difficult to pick out the standouts, for me it's the autumn forest as it's so evocative of our local woods.
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