Photo of the day April 2016

oblomow

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Playing with the NIK presents

 
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kenoh

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Just mucking about that spring is here?

Cheers :)

Hugh
Yep... lifted 120 paving slabs over the past few days. Need to dig out the garden, level it, top soil and turf it.... major project now the driveway has been monoblocked...

So yes bit of a pun as I was mucking about... and spotted the daffs in the garden and brought out the camera...
 
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Apple fanboy

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Yep... lifted 120 paving slabs over the past few days. Need to dig out the garden, level it, top soil and turf it.... major project now the driveway has been monoblocked...

So yes bit of a pun as I was mucking about... and spotted the daffs in the garden and brought out the camera...
Sounds like a fun weekend ahead. Enjoy.
 
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Doylem

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True. Thanks. As stated, it's playing with the google Nik gifts. The original is nicer.
I downloaded the free Nik software too, but haven't had a play with them yet. I have some pix that could do with some selective changes, but I know the temptation of pushing the 'effects' a bit too far. It's so easy! :)
 

Apple fanboy

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A very exciting day today -- I saw one of these colorful little fellows for the first time. I was quite pleased with the feather detail and freezing the wings...

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Danish Dazzler by MCH-1138, on Flickr

Nikon D750 • Nikon 300mm f/4D (AF-S) • 1/1000 @ f/11
Looks a bit different from yesterday's, but I can't quite put my finger on it...
 
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fcortese

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I had already owned the NIK Collection but was not one of those who got mad at Google for offering it for free. But seeing some posts here of people playing with it got me to go back to one of my photos from Yosemite that I took this past January and play with Silver Efex Pro.

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Doylem

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I hope your little motor home is keeping you warm on the Northan leg of your world tour.
Yes, life on the road hasn't yet lost its lustre after - gulp - nearly two years. The Romahome is such a small space to keep warm, and I have a toasty warm sleeping bag. I have no plans to 'settle down' or even stop anywhere for long.

The road less travelled...

 

Apple fanboy

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Yes, life on the road hasn't yet lost its lustre after - gulp - nearly two years. The Romahome is such a small space to keep warm, and I have a toasty warm sleeping bag. I have no plans to 'settle down' or even stop anywhere for long.

The road less travelled...

Well your photography is certinly benefiting from your nomadic lifestyle. Not for everyone, but if your enjoying it that's the main thing.