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    Monthly Theme for October - Trees

    The theme for October is Trees. This can be as wide a brief as you like to give you the best opportunity of finding some cracking pics!

    The basics :

    This is not a competition, it's purely for fun.
    All photos should be your own and be taken within the month of the chosen theme.
    You can post as many photos as you wish.
    Comments on submitted photos are welcome.
    Please include the exif details (these may be helpful to other members).
    All entries to be shot with a Canon EOS camera i.e. SLR / DSLR / M & R series.
    The chosen theme, should be as inclusive as possible.

    I look forward to seeing your entries!

    Ian
    Ian

    #2
    All shot this month ....









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      #3
      Those are great pics Doug, thanks for sharing them, appreciated.

      Ian
      Ian

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        #4
        Lovely set Doug, my vote goes for pic 6. I absolutely love that one.

        could you share how you achieved it?
        I’d love to learn .

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          #5
          Great set Doug, another vote for No six a cracking shot
          Trev

          Equipment - According to the wife more than a Camera Shop got

          Flickr:
          https://www.flickr.com/photos/trevb2639/

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            #6
            Thank you all :)

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              #7
              Rose: I think I can point you in the right direction at least.
              Most modern software can do this kind of select colour editing - the editing isn't the problem, it's choosing a suitable subject.
              I have had the best results when the photo has a minimum number of colours in it AND those colours are quite different to each other.
              This photo had only two colours - purpleish & green (all the trees behind these jacaranda were green & only green) so it met the criteria above.
              If you choose a photo with many colours, they tend to bleed into one another when you try to isolate them & it never seems to work for me.

              I use Lightroom for most editing but there is a free photo editor called Gimp which is very capable of this sort of editing.
              You can download a full free version of it here:
              https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

              And here are some very easy instructions to edit out all colour except one using Gimp:
              https://www.techwalla.com/articles/h...pt-one-in-gimp

              If you have Photoshop you might want to try these instructions:
              http://www.techwalla.com/articles/ho...e-in-photoshop

              I hope this helps :)

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                #8
                Originally posted by Lavenderhill View Post
                Lovely set Doug, my vote goes for pic 6. I absolutely love that one.

                could you share how you achieved it?
                I’d love to learn .
                I have added some instructions for you but couldn't copy/paste them into the quote function & wanted you to see such via the Message centre!

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                  #9
                  Thank you so much Doug for this, it was very kind & helpful.
                  I’ll enjoy trying it out over the next few weeks - who knows I may even post the best of the experiment!
                  Rose.

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                    #10
                    We are lucky enough to have a large willow tree in the garden - I was hoping for a bit of setting sun to light it up, but no such luck this evening.

                    I decided to try my Samyang 10mm lens for this - I'm reasonably pleased.


                    Willow and sky by John Liddle, on Flickr
                    John Liddle

                    Backwell, North Somerset - "Where the cider apples grow"

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                      #11
                      That’s a good pic John , and well controlled too.
                      Ian

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                        #12
                        John,
                        A great pic, I love the effect of the clouds emanating from a point behind the tree which seem to draw you in.
                        The tree must be a firm favourite with the birds.
                        Rose.

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                          #13
                          DougZ, beautiful set number 3 does it for me.@ John stunning image and very well framed.

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                            #14
                            The tree in the garden that put on the best autumn show is coming into full colour so while the sun was shining today I took the opportunity to take some pics. The colours are brilliant and considerably better than the acer, probably because the acer is now elderly. I am not sure of the name of the tree but I would think that it was originally from warmer climates as it is always the very last to come into full leaf and the first to start shutting down.

                            E2516113-BCAB-4CCE-9A38-474D24B69B92 by Ian, on Flickr

                            C181ED56-7E0F-40C9-B3D8-5E06642698A5 by Ian, on Flickr

                            69E83432-E5B3-4B94-8150-1864B026B9DD by Ian, on Flickr

                            ABFE2190-DE80-452C-84D1-9FBEB4412DF1 by Ian, on Flickr

                            Ian
                            Ian

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                              #15
                              Great set Ian. Pic 1 gets my vote, although pic 4 is a close runner.
                              Lovely to have such a colourful tree in your garden.
                              Rose

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