Photography? Anyone?


The Living Force
FOTCM Member
I don't consider myself a photographer, but I like the idea of a thread where we can share photos...

In case you don't know, this is called a lady slipper. Its a rare flower that grows here in New England and I found this one in New Hampshire near my father-in-law's house.


The Force is Strong With This One
Hello everyone and all!
Since my sister donated a Nikon D5100 DSLR camera to me years ago, all because she did not feel as if she was putting it to use, I have picked it up a few times to take along with me to events I occasionally attend - mainly car track days or car shows.

Rewind to when I was younger (early teens) my brother was the first to introduce me to a Nikon DSLR he had bought, and I was amazed by the quality of the photos you could take. From time to time he would hand it over to me and see what I could do with it, and to be honest looking back at the photos, I seemed to have somewhat of a knack for composing images. But unfortunately that was as far as it went growing up through school, I reluctantly did not delve deeper into the world of photography :-/

However, visiting Japan in '16 and '17, which was the first time I had trekked abroad out of the homeland UK in quite some time, seeing new things, people, and places, made me want to keep the memories in a format that was not as effortful as recording & editing video, but still captured the experience in a way where it could invoke perhaps some nostalgic feeling when looked back at. If that makes sense.

Anyway, I have started a site where I am going to publish not only the photos I have hoarded on my laptop over the past few years, but also use that as a channel for writing down my thoughts and impressions. I am updating the website as and when I have the time, hopefully I can write some kind of report/blog post/experience journal accompanied by the snaps I caught whilst on my trips in Japan.

I hope someone with more photography experience and knowledge could critique my uploads, or even if you just have a skim read/view of the site, I would highly appreciate it. At the moment, the content is low in terms of quantity, and is and will mostly consist of cars. ;-D

Thanks in advance!


The Living Force
FOTCM Member
I occasionally attend - mainly car track days or car shows.
For some quirky reason, I've also found documenting Automobiles, and watching the people that associate with them.

Though, it always amaze's me how much time, and effort (and money), that this crowd can pore into these project's with stunning results.

Given this day and age, (being a Wave Reading Unit), I sense it's just way for some souls, looking to bond, in difficult times, with all the division circling the BBM. So I blend in, and partake as a casual. Looking for a subject that might be a catch. I guess also to unwind a bit.

Not getting too caught up within the Illusion. Just practice a life long love of documentation. Though, not in the quality on your website but similar in your approach.

Why not! if you got a knack, go for it, and have fun. Thanks for sharing your gifts.



The Living Force
FOTCM Member
For anyone who is interested, ZEISS Photography is holding there annual Photography 2019 contest.

This years theme is "The Unexpected"
Obviously the competition will likely be very competitive, given some of there image's from past entry's.

But as I always say, if you got the gear, than you got a chance. And It's the mind and the imagination behind the lens, that provides unlimited possibility's in the creative art's

Good luck to all, as the closing date nears! ;-)

The winner will receive attractive prizes: ZEISS camera lenses of their choice worth a total of 12,000 euros, and 3,000 euros to cover travels costs for a photo project. The award ceremony will take place on 17 April 2019 as part of the Sony World Photography Awards in London. The winning photos plus a selection of those shortlisted will be on display at Somerset House in London. The winner will attend the opening of the exhibition. ZEISS will also invite the winner to visit company headquarters in Germany. There they will get a peek behind the scenes at ZEISS and have ample opportunity to test out ZEISS lenses for themselves. The winner will also have the chance to collaborate directly with ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation.
Participants are required to submit a series of five to ten photographs, including a description of the images, online. The submission period begins on November 22, 2018 and ends on February 8, 2019.


Jedi Master
I might have a bit of a nack for a snapshot here n there! Only just discovered New Years Eve, granted the Sunset did most of the work I was just in the perfect spot.

But now obsessed with sky shots haha


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