VonBatCat

Status: Member
Join Date: 28th November 2010
Last Login: 8th April 2021 - 22:53
Real Name: John
Website: www.VonBatCat.com
Occupation: IT Trainer
Interests: Photography, Digital Imaging, Cooking (and Eating)

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Trumpet blowing..
Posted in General Photographic Chat
Many congratulations Tim. Well deserved.
Can Pentaxians Have Their Cake and Eat It?
Posted in General Photographic Chat
I heard roumers that there was to be a left handed Pentax!We were waiting for the first person to spot that.... Well done!
Can Pentaxians Have Their Cake and Eat It?
Posted in General Photographic Chat
So, full frame or not? ;)Not sure.... the mirror was Jammed. :wink:
Newb from London
Posted in Just Joined?
Welcome on board Lloyd.
Can Pentaxians Have Their Cake and Eat It?
Posted in General Photographic Chat
Well the answer is yes! This week was the last week of a photography course ran by myself and Pentax member Tars. As a tradition we always have CAKE. We were very surprised when one of the group members unveiled this great Cake. Of course after the first sitting it became "Body Only" Oh and finally..... anybody know a good repair shop?
Weekly Comp #288 - Are You All White? Competition Discuss.
Posted in Competitions
Here is where to chat about the competition
Weekly #278 Discussion - Now That Is Big!
Posted in Competitions
And here is where you can talk about it.
Discussion for Weekly Competition #271 - Shadow-play
Posted in Competitions
Here is where you can chat about it :idea:
FS - Sigma APO Teleconverter 2x DG AF EX
Posted in Classified Adverts
Bump - Any offers before ebay? Unemployed wife and Doberman to support! :lol:
FS - Sigma APO Teleconverter 2x DG AF EX
Posted in Classified Adverts
Or any decent offer.:wink:
FS - Sigma APO Teleconverter 2x DG AF EX
Posted in Classified Adverts
FS - Sigma APO Teleconverter 2x DG AF EX. Excellent condition - selling due to recent purchase of Teleplus converter that works with all my lenses. Boxed and cased as original. Please check lens compatability at Asking 150 inc RMSD (Bank Transfer Preferred)
Padded Cell
Posted in General Photographic Chat
John - your secret's safe with me, the big Russian bouncer, the transvestite, and the sheep!!.. Oh, and the videotape "spontaneously combusted", if you catch my drift!! ;) :DAnd I've had the recognisable tattoo surgically altered to look like a giraffe on a unicycle... so should be quids in..... Oh..... will need to get special gloves to cover my webbed fingers :(
Padded Cell
Posted in General Photographic Chat
I'd think you would be better contacting some errrrrm... "gentlemen's establishments" in the Soho area of London for that kind of thing!! :DBut they may remember me from the ........ incident...
Padded Cell
Posted in General Photographic Chat
Anyone know of a studio with a padded cell?
Have You Converted Anyone?
Posted in General Photographic Chat
I live in Derby, it's hardly that affluent :-P Another Derby Lad - I have converted 2 Nikon users to Pentax in Derby and got one to join this site..... Derby on the rise.:wink:
Hello from London
Posted in Just Joined?
Hi Tony, Welcome I look forward to seeing your return to photography.
Newcomer to K-5 and photography
Posted in Just Joined?
Hi Mike - you chosen a very good forum for help, support and inspiration. The K% will not let you down. See you around the site.
Newbie in the UK
Posted in Just Joined?
Hi Nik - Welcome and I look forward to meeting you around the site.
Discussion for Weekly Competition #244 - It Is Where I Am From
Posted in Competitions
One of the great things I like about this site is the varied locations and nationalities of the members that contribute. With that said I would like the images for this weeks competition to show something about where you are from - your House or Road or Town or Country or Planet or Universe or Dimension... It's up to you. And here is where you can talk about it.
Weekly Competition Discussion 241# Close up/Macro Competition
Posted in Competitions
It's not a wide subject it's a close subject.Hmmm good point I will have to look "closely" into this..... maybe at a 1:1 ratio :lol: and ask wide I could make such a mistake.:wink:
Weekly Competition Discussion 241# Close up/Macro Competition
Posted in Competitions
I hope Patrick wont mind me starting this thread. Good wide subject should invite many many varied entries.
Weekly Competition #238 - Rhyming Slang Discussion
Posted in Competitions
For all chat about the latest weekly competition.
Another win for Pentax
Posted in General Digital Photography chat
Congratulations! Wonderful Capture.
Tethering with k-5 & k-x
Posted in General Digital Photography chat
I have had very similar experiences with the K7 and K200D. I have also made the choice of keeping my K7 away from this as the top LCD flashing is very un-nerving, I also find that the software works so much better if saving directly to the hard drive on the laptop although this can cause some time delays. All in all good software though.
Is Photography Too Arty Farty???
Posted in General Photographic Chat
One of the courses I train the portfolios the students produce is one that is "out of the can" that is to say no PS work (Purset). Their second folio is what I phrase "image improvement" that is to say using the PS tools to adjust and improve. (crop/levels/dodge/burn/rotate etc). However I train digital art as a seperate subject - using multiple digital images, distorting, colour popping etc. I like to "swing both ways" as can be seen from my folio . and accept all images as art. The greatest crime is passing off PS images as "as taken" that denial makes it pointless. Just enjoy, experiment and have fun, leave the arguments to those who cant.:lol: