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Join Date: 29th May 2009
Last Login: 14th June 2022 - 01:05
Real Name: Colin Neville
Occupation: Retired Mechanical Engineer.
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Look into my eyes

Remarkable shot! Top marks!

By Photon @ 08/06/2018 - 17:46

Cottage at Horningsham, Wilts.

Fantastic Image! Colourful crisp image of oldly worldly scene. Constable would have appreciated this!

By Photon @ 30/05/2017 - 23:06

After the rain

Nice shot. Good capture of the passing, drinking fly which amused me!

By Photon @ 30/05/2017 - 21:17

Portal to the Wild

Well captured image: good viewpoint, perspective, freezing of water motion, diagonal tracking of the stream changing direction whilst leading up and into the image. The small amount of yellow gorse adds much to the overall picture.

By Photon @ 10/05/2016 - 23:33

Where I live

Very nice shot and view, the clouds add something . Constable could have painted this! I'm very surprised that it has had so few viewings; it grabbed my attention as soon as I saw the Pentax Gallery. Having this at your doorstep might not be so welcome when there is eight inches of snow on the ground and you need to get out for food supplies!

By Photon @ 20/07/2015 - 01:32

Sluice Gate on the Dart

A destraction fom the photographic aspects: it's disturbing that the bolts securing the first worm wheel support casting, are facing upwards; if the nuts had come adrift the bolts would have dropped out! I accept that the rumbling water frequency would have been to low to cause the nuts to vibrate off but as a principle it looks wrong! The nice shiny split pin at the guide wheel axle to the...

By Photon @ 22/03/2015 - 11:06

Sluice Gate on the Dart

Good perspective shot and viewpoint. The worm gearing is in need of some TLC

By Photon @ 21/03/2015 - 01:02

the rose

I think I would have used a smaller apature,for greater depth of field, say f16, to keep rear petals in focus.

By Photon @ 20/03/2015 - 00:58

The Trees

A good crisp landscape, declaring a hint of things to come!

By Photon @ 20/03/2015 - 00:51

Red Deer

Fantastic image!

By Photon @ 11/11/2014 - 17:50


Good shot and good lighting, of, I think Coprinus Sylvaticus, wait to see if the edges of the cap go black and drip inky spore containg fluid, to confirm. You can use what is badly named an 'Angle Finder' for about 30 from e-bay for Pentax these come with adptors to fit the view finder of various cameras, then it's just a hands and knees job on a bin liner for ground level shots. It does ...

By Photon @ 08/11/2014 - 21:03


Good shot, crisp focus and well exposed!

By Photon @ 18/06/2014 - 00:09


Very good, impressive! So how was it done, I think the shutter speed was to fast (1/500 second) for it to have been by zooming whilst exposing!

By Photon @ 16/06/2014 - 17:49

Jazzie and her lemonade

Nice photograph and a pretty face but I'm really put off by people that wear ironmongery on their faces!

By Photon @ 16/06/2014 - 10:59


Good shot, nice colours and background

By Photon @ 15/06/2014 - 20:31


Thank you David, The reversed lens that I tried was also the Pentax-A 50mm F1.7. No Spanish Inquisition intended but was your flash Camera Hot Shoe overhead mounted, or to one side and camera bracket mounted? Your image suggests to me the latter and to the right as looking towards the subject. Regards Colin

By Photon @ 13/06/2014 - 20:02


Good shot! Effective and successful lighting! What was your working distance with your set up? In the past, I found that when reversing a 50mm standard lens onto a 100mm macro lens, the working distance reduced to approx 2cm which was too close for insects and too close to consider trying to fit a ring flash! Regards Colin

By Photon @ 13/06/2014 - 17:44


Good shot, good viewpoint. You know you've got the focus when you see those cellular compound eyes crisply in the image!

By Photon @ 30/05/2014 - 21:13

Kiss Cut

Cutting Edge Photography? It looks like a cutter but I can't see what the rest of the tool does after the tip has cut into the work-piece. Perhaps I've missed the point or my mind has been too heavily orientated to engineering. Is it rotating and you have frozen the motion of the centre portion by using 1/125 second shutter speed? Please explain what it is and what it does. Regards

By Photon @ 10/04/2014 - 11:02

Going Out to Hang About

I knew that this was one of yours Nezih, before I even waved the mouse pointer over it; there is something characteristic about your shots! Going out? How do you know that he is not on the return journey? Very interesting picture, a good example of horizontal lines converging to different out of view vanishing points; five wall faces, six if you include the ground surface, at different a...

By Photon @ 25/12/2013 - 23:36