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Andrew Williams has been at 17 events

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Andrew Williams2,429Exhibition of 21 B&W photographs taken by Andrew Williams during anti-war demonstrations in 1970-1971. Originally scheduled to end on May 28, the exhibition has been extended through the end of June.The Anti-War2015-04-28 11:00:003  
BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC STYLE #swdpcl . . NON COMMERCIAL5,067Send a picture(max 2) in BW or Monochrome and vote and comment also the other ones2014-12-02 19:00:00213  
Wonderful Wednesday Photos9,001New theme for site @116026629981801807888 starting Wed Oct 1-Tues Oct 7 Theme-CASTING SHADOWS WITH OBJECTS (show ONE photo where an OBJECT creates a shadow across the photo- NO SHADOWS OF PEOPLE OR ANIMALS!  MUST BE AN OBJECT, OR WILL BE REMOVED!) **READ ALL SITE RULES/GUIDELINES BEFORE POSTING PLEASE! **FEEL FREE TO WRITE ABOUT YOUR POST IN ENGLISH IN THE COMMENTS OR CAPTION AREA TO HELP OTHERS BETTER UNDERSTAND YOUR PHOTO! **DO NOT POST YOUR ENTRY TO YOUR PUBLIC STREAM UNTIL AFTER CHALLENGE HAS ENDED PLEASE! **GUESTS MAY BE INVITED AND ARE ENCOURAGED, BUT BE SURE THEY HAVE ENABLED SHARING SO THEIR PHOTOS CAN RECEIVE VOTES AND POSITIVE COMMENTS! RULES/GUIDELINES FOR CHALLENGE: 1. ONE PHOTO PER PERSON ON THE THEME OF CASTING SHADOWS USING OBJECTS ONLY! 2. STILL PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY! NO GIF'S, NO VIDEOS, NO ALBUMS, NO CARTOON DEPICTIONS, PHOTOS USED MUST BE YOUR OWN WORK NO ONE ELSE'S! NO POSTING LINKS/SITES FOR PERSONAL OR COMPANY PROMOTION, NO HASHTAGS ARE NEEDED! THIS CHALLENGE IS ALL ABOUT PHOTOS BEST DEPICTING THE THEME OF CASTING SHADOWS THROUGH OBJECTS! 3. ABSOLUTELY NO SPAM (POSTING MORE THAN ONE PHOTO), NO SOLICITING THE SITE, NO CURSING, NO NEGATIVE COMMENTS ON THE PHOTOS POSTED, NO SEXUALLY EXPLICIT/OFFENSIVE PHOTOS ALLOWED!  NO PHOTOS THAT DO NOT CLEARLY SHOW THE THEME OF CASTING SHADOWS THROUGH OBJECTS PERMITTED! 4.IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE SITE @116026629981801807888 PLEASE VOTE FOR ANY PHOTOS YOU FEEL BEST SHOW THE THEME OF CASTING SHADOWS THROUGH OBJECTS AND FEEL FREE TO LEAVE SUPPORTIVE, POSITIVE COMMENTS FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHERS WHETHER YOU ENTER A PHOTO OR NOT! THE PHOTOGRAPHERS WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE POSITIVE FEEDBACK! 5.  THE CHALLENGE BEGINS STARTING  WED OCT 1 AND RUNS UNTIL TUES OCT 7TH. YOU MAY ADD YOUR ONE PHOTO TO THE CHALLENGE ANYTIME DURING THIS WEEK TO BE PART OF THE WEEKLY CHALLENGE.  PLEASE ENABLE PLUS ONES AND COMMENTS ON YOUR PHOTO.  IF I CAN'T SEE YOUR PLUS ONES, BECAUSE IT ISN'T ENABLED, I AM NOT ABLE TO KNOW HOW MANY VOTES YOUR PHOTO RECEIVED.  THIS WILL NOT LET YOU PLACE IN THE CHALLENGE.  **SHOULD YOU RECEIVE MULTIPLE INVITES OR PROMPTS TO ADD A PHOTO AFTER YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE SO, I AM SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCES, THIS IS AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM RESPONSE THAT I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER SO I APOLOGIZE AHEAD OF TIME SHOULD THIS OCCUR AS I DO NOT WISH TO BOTHER INDIVIDUALS! **BEST OF LUCK TO ALL ENTERING ONE PHOTO FOR THE THEME OF CASTING SHADOWS THROUGH OBJECTS (NO HUMAN OR ANIMAL SHADOWS MUST BE AN OBJECT OR WILL BE REMOVED!)Weekly Wed Photo Word Assoc Challenege Theme- CASTING SHADOWS WITH OBJECTS! (NO SHADOWS OF PEOPLE MUST BE OBJECTS! ONE PHOTO PER PERSON ONLY OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!)2014-10-01 15:00:00180  
Courtney King Doudna10,091Sensuous Summertime Photography Contest - 6 Photos, strict - one photo for each of your Senses. Read RULES! Good Luck! Deadline August 31. sen·su·ous (sĕn′sho̅o̅-əs) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or derived from the senses. 2. Appealing to or gratifying the senses. 3. a. Readily affected through the senses. b. Highly appreciative of the pleasures of sensation. What do we have in common? Our 5 Senses -submit 5 photos, one photo for each Sense/Category as stimulated by Summertime 2 Traditional senses 2.1 Sight 2.2 Hearing 2.3 Taste 2.4 Smell 2.5 Touch -Label/Title your photo according to the Springtime Sensation. BONUS (for those who read directions) BONUS CATEGORY: 6th Sense ~ You may include a 6th photo titled "6th Sense" sixth sense n 1. (Alternative Belief Systems) any supposed sense or means of perception, such as intuition or clairvoyance, other than the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell Contest Rules & Conditions: ● Sign in with an introduction, comment CHECK-IN or Thank you! ● Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● MAX 5 PHOTOS per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this ❶st Contest–Page ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ONLY G+ on the contest page will be counted ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ***Photos can be entered from May 27 - August 31 Winners: The Jury selected Winners (top 10) The ►TOP Photo People's Choice, with the most G+ votes top Amateur Photographer monochrome photographer *new *Best Collection/Project/Album Winners will be shared in the stream of +Courtney King Doudna **It is my goal to publish a book with at least the winners, from each of the seasons. This is your opportunity to submit your Summer photos. The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury.Sensuous Summertime Photography Contest - 6 Photos, strict - one photo for each of your Senses. Read RULES! Good Luck! Deadline August 31.2014-09-01 06:30:00293  
Wonderful Wednesday Photos9,001Hooray my computer is fixed thanks to my wonderful husband so we can have the +Weekly Wed Photo Challenge this week and my theme is -BUTTERFLIES! (one photo per person or you will be disqualified please!) **READ ALL RULES BEFORE POSTING PLEASE! **NO POSTING TO PUBLIC STREAMS TO GET EXTRA VOTES OR ASKING OTHERS TO SHARE YOUR PHOTO PLEASE! **GUESTS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED. PLEASE MAKE SURE PEOPLE YOU INVITE KNOW THE WEEKLY THEME, ENABLE COMMENTS AND PLUS ONES ON THEIR PHOTOS, AND READ ALL THE CHALLENGE RULES THOUGH! CHALLENGE RULES/GUIDELINES: 1. ONLY 1 PHOTO PER PERSON PER THEME SO ALL CAN SHARE THEIR TALENT AND THAT ONE PHOTO MUST CLEARLY SHOW THE THEME OF BUTTERFLIES OR WILL BE REMOVED DUE TO NOT MEETING THETHEME. 2.THIS CHALLENEGE IS FOR STILL LIFE PHOTOS ONLY SO PLEASE NO GIF'S, NO ALBUMS, NO VIDEOS, NO CARTOON DEPICTIONS, NO WEBSITES, LINKS, OR HASHTAGS TO SELF PROMOTE OR PROMOTE A COMPANY JUST BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY HERE FOLKS! :)  **FINALLY DO NOT ENTER A PHOTO THAT IS THE PROPERTY OF ANOTHER.  THE PHOTO MUST BE YOUR OWN WORK OR WILL BE DISQUALIFIED! 3. THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS COULD RESULT IN A PHOTO'S REMOVAL: SPAMMING THE SITTE BY ENTERING MULTIPLE PHOTOS ( LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE A COMPUTER ISSUE THAT CAUSED THIS PLEASE), NO SOLICITORS, NO CURSING OR MAKING NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT THE WORK OF OTHERS.  WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER MY FRIENDS!  NO SEXUALLY EXPLICIT/OFFENSIVE MATERIAL ALLOWED, AND BE SURE TO CLEARLY SHOW THE THEME OF BUTTERFLIES (MACRO OR NOT) IN YOUR CAPTURE. PHOTOS NOT SHOWING THE WEEKLY THEE RISK REMOVAL FROM THE CHALLENEGE FOR THE WEEK! 4.PHOTOS FOR THIS THEME SHOULD START POSTING AS OF WED AUG 13 WHEN THE CONTEST BEGINS PLEASE DON'T RUSH TO PUT UP YOUR PHOTO TODAY!  I SEND OUT THIS INVITE EARLY BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE AND TO GIVE THEM TIME TO START LOOKING FOR A GOOD CAPTURE.  YOU HAVE ALL WEEK UNTIL TUES AUG 19 TO POST YOUR ONE BUTTERFLY PHOTO.  MEMBERS OF SITE @116026629981801807888 ARE INVITED TO PLUS AND COMMENT ON THE PHOTOS THEY ENJOY EVEN IF THEY DON'T POST A PHOTO THEMSELVEES. **THE CHALLENEGE WILL HAVE TWO WINNERS A FIRST AND SECOND PLACE WINNER WHICH WILL BE NOTIFIED ONTUESDAY BY ME OF THEIR WIN AND ASKING FOR A BRIEF BIO AND LINKS FOR THEIR PHOTOGRAPHY.  **LAST WEEK'S WINNERS MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE BUT WON'T BE ABLE TO WIN THIS WEEK SINCE I WANT TO GET FAIR EXPOSURE FOR DIFFERENT WINNERS.  PLEASE VOTE ACCORDING TO THE BEST REPRESENTATION OF THE THEME PLEASE! **GOOD LUCK TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO ENTER THE THEME OF BUTTERFLIES (MACRO OR NOT) WITH THEIR ONE PHOTO! I HOPE ALL RECEIVE THEIR INVITES AND DON'T RECEIVE MULTIPLE INVITES BUT IF YOU DO I'M TRULY SORRY! SO HAPPY TO HAVE MY COMPUTER BACK!!!   Weekly Wed Photo Word Association Theme for Wed Aug 13-Tues 19 -BUTTERFLIES! (macro or not)2014-08-13 15:00:00189  
Wonderful Wednesday Photos9,001New theme and new rule! (now I will know who reads this or not :) ****Starting this week if you win first or second place in the @116026629981801807888 the next week you will be able to participate but will not be eligible for first or second place so that others may have a chance to promote their photography and we get different winners.  The next week you are certainly able to try for first or second place again.  Please still participate in the challenge though!**** **NEW THEME- LANDSCAPE CPTURES SHOWING ANY TYPE OF LANDSCAPE YOU WISH AS LONG AS IT CLEARLY SHOWS A LANDSCAPE PHOTO.  REMEMBER ONE PHOTO LIMIT PER PERSON OR YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK ONLY! **READ ALL RULES ESPECIALLY THE NEW ONE ABOUT IF YOU WON THE CONTEST THE WEEK PRIOR YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO WIN AGAIN THE FOLLOWING WEEK OUT OF FAIRNESS SO MORE PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN BE HIGHLIGHTED, BUT PLEASE STILL PARTICIPATE BY ENTERING A PHOTO!*** **NO POSTING PHOTO ENTRIES TO YOUR PUBLIC STREAM DURING THE CHALLENGE (I'm CHECKING) AND REMOVE HASTAGS AND LINKS BEFORE POSTING A PHOTO PLEASE! **YOU MAY INVITE GUESTS BUT PLEASE HAVE THEM PLUS THE SITE, MAKE SURE THEY KNOW OUR THEME THIS WEEK IS LANDSCAPE CAPTURES OF ANY TYPE AND THEY ONLY SUBMIT ONE PHOTO OR WILL BE REMOVED. THANK YOU!  EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THEIR COMMENTS ENABLED SO I CAN COMMENT ON PHOTOS PLEASE! RULES FOR WEEKLY CCHALLENGE: 1. ONE PHOTO ONLY AND IT MUST BE OF A LANDSCAPE CAPTURE WHICH IS THE THEME.  GET CREATIVE AND FEEL FREE TO WRITE ABOUT YOUR PHOTO IN ENGLISH IN THE CAPTION OR COMMENTS SECTION TO HELP OTHERS BETTER UNDERSTAND IT! 2.  YOUR ONE PHOTO MUST CLEARLY SHOW THE THEME OF LANDSCAPES OR WILL BE REMOVED.  THE FOLLOWING WILL ALSO BE REMOVED FROM THE CHALLENGE: - NO GIFS            -NO CARTOON DEPICTIONS         -NO ALBUMS -NO VIDEOS        -NO MUSIC CLIPS  -NO USING PHOTOS THAT YOU YOURSELF DID NOT TAKE! 3.  THE CHALLENGE RUNS FROM WED JULY 16-TUES JULY 22 PLEASE BE SURE TO VOTE FOR FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHERS AND YOUR OWN PHOTO BY PLUSSING THE PHOTOS YOU LIKE AND LEAVING POSITIVE COMMENTS FOR FELLOW ARTITS.  YOU ARE ELEGIBLE TO VOTE IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE @116026629981801807888 SITE EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ENTER A OPHOTO FOR THE THEME. 4.  THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS WILL GET YOU REMOVED FOR THE WEEK AS THEY WON'T BE TOLERATED: -NO CURSING          NO NEGATIVE COMMENTS -NO SEXUALLY EXPLICIT/OFFENSIVE IMAGES OR LANGUAGE -NO SPAMMING  -NO SOLICITING THROUGH LINKS OR WEBSITES FOR YOURSELF OR COMPANY! -  POSTING PHOTOS THAT DO NOT CLEARLY SHOW THE WEEKLY THEME OF LANDSCAPES!      -POSTING MULTIPLE PHOTOS. -  ASKING OTHERS TO VOTE FOR YOUR PHOTO, SHARE IT, OR PLUS IT! **GOOD LUCK TO ALL ON THE THEME OF LANDSCAPES (ONE PHOT ONLY!) **IF YOU RECEIVE MULTIPLE INVITES I AM TRULY SORRY AS MY INTENTION IS NOT TO BOTHER INDIVIDUALS.Weekly Wed Photo Word Association Challenge THEME- LANDSCAPE CAPTURES ANY TYPE OF LANDSCAPE QUALIFIES (ONE PHOTO PER PERSON PER THEME OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!)2014-07-16 15:00:00206  
Courtney King Doudna10,091Sensuous Springtime Photography Contest - 6 Photos, strict - one photo for each of your Senses. Read RULES! Good Luck! Deadline May 20. sen·su·ous (sĕn′sho̅o̅-əs) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or derived from the senses. 2. Appealing to or gratifying the senses. 3. a. Readily affected through the senses. b. Highly appreciative of the pleasures of sensation. What do we have in common? Our 5 Senses -submit 5 photos, one photo for each Sense/Category as stimulated by Springtime. 2 Traditional senses 2.1 Sight 2.2 Hearing 2.3 Taste 2.4 Smell 2.5 Touch -Label/Title your photo according to the Springtime Sensation. BONUS (for those who read directions) BONUS CATEGORY: 6th Sense ~ You may include a 6th photo titled "6th Sense" sixth sense n 1. (Alternative Belief Systems) any supposed sense or means of perception, such as intuition or clairvoyance, other than the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell Contest Rules & Conditions: ● Sign in with an introduction, comment CHECK-IN or Thank you! ● Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● MAX 5 PHOTOS per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this ❶st Contest–Page ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ONLY G+ on the contest page will be counted ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ***Photos can be entered from February 19 - May 20 Winners: The Jury selected Winners (top 10) The ►TOP Photo People's Choice, with the most G+ votes top Amateur Photographer monochrome photographer *new *Best Collection/Project/Album Winners will be shared in the stream of +Courtney King Doudna **It is my goal to publish a book with at least the winners, from each of the seasons. This is your opportunity to submit your Spring photos. The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury. HashTAG! #sensuousspringtime   #sensuousspringtimephotographycontest  Sensuous Springtime Photography Contest - 6 Photos, strict - one photo for each of your Senses. Read RULES! Good Luck! Deadline May 20.2014-05-21 06:30:00448  
Heidi Anne Morris64,482*Calling all DOG owners & dog lovers!*  TAG #dayofthedogs   *The 6TH "Days of the Dogs" Event on Google Plus is a SPECIAL one! You have TWO DAYS not one to post your photos! Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December 2013* *opening time = 10am ish GMT* *You don't have to be the dogs owner to post your photos but you MUST be the owner of the photo :) Once again I'm Looking forward to seeing your dog photos! Invite your friends! Have fun ♥  A selections of previous event photos here...  http://goo.gl/VFr8j You are cordially invited to post your canine images & links to your website, along side you photos, if you have one. _scroll down for all the details_ You won't be able to add your photos until the Event opens :)   ♥♥♥ You might also like some of my favourite "doggie" pages and themes here on Google Plus ... +The G+ DogPark +The Good Dog Guide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +We Love Dogs! +Fido Friday +Lost Dogs +Life With Dogs  +Dogs Trust +RSPCA THE DAYS OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December 2013 6TH issue)2013-12-21 11:00:00132  
Heidi Anne Morris64,482*Calling all DOG owners & dog lovers!*  *The 5th "Day of the Dogs" Event on Google Plus is Saturday 26th October 2013* *opening time = 10am ish GMT* *You don't have to be the dogs owner to post your photos but you MUST be the owner of the photo :) Once again I'm Looking forward to seeing your dog photos! Invite your friends! Have fun ♥  A selections of previous event photos here...  http://goo.gl/VFr8j You are cordially invited to post your canine images & links to your website, along side you photos, if you have one. _scroll down for all the details_ *_event is open for OVER 24hrs starting  - Saturday 26th October 2013  - (10 AM ish GMT)_* You won't be able to add your photos until the Event opens :)   ♥♥♥ You might also like some of my favourite "doggie" pages and themes here on Google Plus ... +The G+ DogPark +The Good Dog Guide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +We Love Dogs! +Fido Friday +Lost Dogs +Life With Dogs  +Dogs Trust +RSPCA  THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (Saturday 26th October 2013 5TH issue)2013-10-26 05:00:00229  
Robert SKREINER1,220,658+10000 Photographers BW ► *❶st Contest* by +Robert SKREINER  & +Joel Tjintjelaar    & +Heimo MAUSER  &  +Gemma Costa  Theme: Your *„Top BW Monochrome Photos“* *Contest Rules & Conditions:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation* ( Condition! ) ● *Please add* +10000 Photographers BW *to your circles* ● *Please add the curators:*     +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar     & +Heimo MAUSER   &   +Gemma Costa     *to your circles and you will be also added.* ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● Don't delete the automatically shared *Contest Photos*    in your stream! So you will get more +1 The best *►BW Monochrome Photos◄* will be shared also at the Page: +10000 Photographers BW  *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of +10000 Photographers BW  & +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar  & +Heimo MAUSER    & +Gemma Costa  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.*+10000 Photographers BW Monochrome ►❶st Contest2013-10-21 09:00:001951  
Mountain Photos7,316*Best Mountain Photos Contest | March 2013* Upload only 1 (one) of your mountain photos relevant to the contest theme (foggy & misty mountains) directly from your disk to enter the contest and let us see your best mountain shot from anywhere in the world. Contest Starts at 11:00 PM Eastern European Time (Istanbul) March 7th, 2013  Wednesday Contest Ends at 11:00 PM Eastern European Time, March 10th 2013 Sunday  From among all the pictures entered, most-plussed three will be selected as the winners by plusses (+1's) given by page visitors and they will be announced both on the event organizer +Mountain Photos theme page and the curator's (+Baki Karacay) page streams. *Terms & Conditions* *Monthly Theme*: Foggy & misty mountains (Color or B&W, all the photos entered must have *a mountain* with fog &/or mist as the main subject.) *Participation* –Follow (circle) +Mountain Photos theme Page first. Entries by unfollowers will be removed. –Upload *only one (1) entry of your original *mountain photos* which you own the copyright of, within the above time frame. *Contest Rules and Codes of Conduct* –Only one entry is allowed per participant. You can change your entry any time you like, but you must remove your earlier entry before you upload the new one. Any participants submitting more than one entry will be disqualified. –All uploads must be made afresh limited from the Event page. (No time of shooting restriction, old and new photos will do.) –Do not tag your entry with any theme page. –All votes must be provided from the Event page only. If an entry receives plusses from outside the event page, e.g. the owners profile page or albums, it will be removed from the contest._(If you upload your photo directly to the event from your disk without first uploading to post or album, you can avoid plusses from outside the event)_. There is no occurrence of an error or violation of rules when your entry shows up in your personal stream with the intro: "Added *1* photo to Best Mountain Photos Contest | March 2013.  *Schedule*: Photo submission and voting will start simultaneously on Wednesday, March 7th, 11:00 PM Eastern European Time (Istanbul) when the red "+Add photos" button will be available on top of this event page. It will remain active until March 10th, Sunday around 11:00 PM Eastern European Time. During this period, G+ users can be invited to add photos and to vote. _(Use gray "Invite more people" button on the upper right side of this event page.)_ *Jury*: The jury is the event page visitors, including the competitors themselves. Anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures. (Participants are free to vote for their own submissions.) *Results*: At the end of the event, most plussed 3 photos, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners –listed as Event Highlights on top of the Event Page– will be announced to public on +Mountain Photos theme page stream and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo CompetiBest Mountain Photos Contest | March 2013 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2013-03-06 22:00:00310  
Photo Processing Challenge387*Last Photo Processing Challenge of 2012* Hello friends! The last challenge of year 2012 is something special. We have selected a photo from +David Smith for you to process, thanks David for donating your photo for the challenge. This photo was one of the most successful photos posted to our last "My photo for the next PPC" event. You also have some extra time to process this photo so you should have plenty of time regardless of busy Christmas time. As usual, you have two versions to select from: DNG version:  https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B682ifb8y2ypVEtZTXRXU2Y1dUU JPG version:  https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B682ifb8y2ypX1lhVWM5ZnAyUkU Respect photographer and mention his name when you publish your version of the photo. Mention also Photo Processing Challenge and if you wish, your curators +Janne Vuorenpää and +Mika Latvala. I also recommend that you explain how you processed your version by explaning the software and methods used. And the most important for the rest; have fun and learn!Photo Processing Challenge 7/20122012-12-13 09:00:0075  
Mathew Hanley21,641Upload as many as you like, just for fun showcase your workShow us your best shot2012-12-06 20:00:00258  
Nature In Monochrome374What is Nature in Monochrome about ? Quite simply it's about showing that nature can be photographed in Monochrome (Black and White) and be interesting and creative and fun.  This is a virtual photographic exhibition open for all Monochrome photographers who photograph nature.  The event is hosted by +Richard Pennells  Lets see your creative side :-) _*Here are rules of entry*_ (do read this before entering your photo)  You can submit *1* photograph of nature in black and white  It can be toned but no selective colour  The photograph must be your own photograph not a reshare of another person's photograph Any photograph I feel doesn't fit in with the guidelines will be removed from the gallery (there's more scroll down) Use your imagination and be creative. (whenever you can) Try and make your photograph unique Your nature photographs must not contain any people but animals, wildlife insects etc are okay.  Remember the emphasis is on nature, so your photograph reflect this in content. Buildings and Man-made structures or machinery should not feature heavily in your photographs as the focus should be more on the nature Think of the quality of the photograph you submit, choose wisely because this is your way of showcasing your photography.   _Optional requirements_   I encourage you write a description of your photograph in the comments and the reasons why you chose this particular subject, what interested you about it ?.  Naming the photograph could also be useful in engaging your viewers.  Also the other photographers I am sure would appreciate your words of encouragement and showing an interest so do browse the photographs submitted :-) and comment on their works By commenting on the photographers works you will motivate them.  Many of them put in a load of effort  Oh and try and submit what you think is your best work as you have a single entry The end time of the event is 23.00 hours on the calendar day I have entered, so  your entries must be submitted before then. Thanks :-)Nature In Monochrome2012-12-01 00:00:0093  
Peter From81,053Time for the (shorter) November challenge... Your task is to upload a creative self portrait to the event.  *Rules: only ONE picture (must be taken by you or by using a self-timer) or you will be removed from the event guest list. Please add a few lines about your photo as well, it's always nice.* The contest ends on November 30, 1 PM CET. Winners will be announced in my feed as soon as possible after the event has closed. Good luck!November Challenge –– Creative Self Portrait –– Please Reshare2012-11-14 19:00:00462  
Gorka Ortiz68,008I'd like to invite you all to this brand new Photography Contest. The rules are simple, you are kindly suggested to upload up to 3 pictures of your own. The pictures must show yourself in a reflection. No matter whether your reflection is shown through a mirror, a window, some water on the road or any surface that can reflect yourself. There is no need to be recognized in your picture, you can reflect any part of your body. Try to find funny surfaces or elements where you can be reflected and just have fun taking part! ;-) Who will be the winners? Ok, trying to be fair no matter how many followers, plusses or shares you have and also taking into account your kind suggestions,  I have decided to invite 2 or 3 photographers from my circles who I think they produce quality pictures to help me judge the best works. The contest will end the 4th of November this year 2012. I will create a circle of winners with the 10 best photographers in this contest and I will share it in my stream. (Sorry, I know is not much but is better than nothing I guess and there's nothing else I can offer! ;-)  ). Of course I am opened to any suggestion from you all to make the contest as fair as possible. ;-) Finally, the most important thing... have fun and enjoy taking your pictures and sharing them with us! ;-) Cheers!Photography Contest - My Reflection - By Gorka Ortiz.2012-10-04 19:00:00132  
Steve Johnson34,004... At least for this event. The idea here is a simple one; Rules serve a useful purpose but they should be questioned, broken and ignored on occasion. Post photographs that break at least one photography rule (maximum of 3 photograhs) and note which rule they break in the comments.  Here are some example rules that can be laid waste to: Composition The horizon a third from top or bottom Left/right mirror symmetry is to be avoided The odd number rule Rule of thirds Technical Use of on camera or undiffused flash Wideangle for portraits (fortunately this one is becoming a thing of the past) Editing Oversharpening Over-saturating (Just about over-anything really).  Other Shooting down at kids, pets or flowers. These are just a few examples off the top of my head -there are many, many more. If you can think of others please add them in the comments. One useful rule: This is all for fun so don't over think it :)Rules are for Fools2012-09-24 07:00:0034  

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Back on January 31, I shot some Ilford Pan F with my Mamiya 645 and a 45 mm lens at Valley Forge National Park. I also shot some digital that day, which was posted elsewhere on Google+.

 I finally got around to having Ilford process the film and I downloaded their high resolution scans. At first glance I was not real happy with the scans' tonality, so this evening I cranked up my Epson Perfection V500 and re-scanned some of the images using Vuescan software. This was an educational experience.

In short, Ilford's scans are dramatically sharper than the Epson scans, and it was not too difficult to handle the tonality issues in Photoshop.

The Epson scan (3200 dpi) was roughly the same resolution as Epson's. It may be that a different film carrier might have made a difference by holding the film flatter and/or at a different height. Your mileage may vary.
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The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA. South side of Penn Street between 6th and 7th Streets, 

Nikon, 24mm, Tri-X, HC-110, scanned with Nikon Super Coolscan 4000ED with Vuescan software, post processing in Photoshop with Topaz Adjust and Clarity filters.

The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA. South side of Penn Street between 6th and 7th Streets, 

Nikon, 24mm, Tri-X, HC-110, scanned with Nikon Super Coolscan 4000ED with Vuescan software, post processing in Photoshop with Topaz Adjust and Clarity filters.___

2015-06-28 23:44:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Maybe I'm just being grumpy today. It just seems to me that lately there have been a lot of images shown here and elsewhere that do not provide enough context to for me to understand why someone thought their photograph was worthy of other peoples' attention. It would be nice to have some idea when and where the photographer was, what the occasion was, and what made it special. A photograph of a man in drag, for instance, has a different meaning at a gay pride event than the Philadelphia Mummers parade. Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but only if you say those thousand words. I'm not asking for that much.

Maybe I'm just being grumpy today. It just seems to me that lately there have been a lot of images shown here and elsewhere that do not provide enough context to for me to understand why someone thought their photograph was worthy of other peoples' attention. It would be nice to have some idea when and where the photographer was, what the occasion was, and what made it special. A photograph of a man in drag, for instance, has a different meaning at a gay pride event than the Philadelphia Mummers parade. Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but only if you say those thousand words. I'm not asking for that much.___

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2015-06-27 19:26:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-27 19:17:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA.

South side of Penn Street at 7th Street looking west.

Nikon, probably 20mm, Tri-X, HC-110. Scanned on Nikon Super Coolscan IV ED with Vuescan. Processed in Photoshop with Topaz Adjust, Clarity, and Remask filters. 

The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA.

South side of Penn Street at 7th Street looking west.

Nikon, probably 20mm, Tri-X, HC-110. Scanned on Nikon Super Coolscan IV ED with Vuescan. Processed in Photoshop with Topaz Adjust, Clarity, and Remask filters. ___

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2015-06-24 14:43:16 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA.

South side of Penn Street, looking East. between 6th and 7th Streets.

Nikon, probably 20mm, Kodak Tri-X.

The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA.

South side of Penn Street, looking East. between 6th and 7th Streets.

Nikon, probably 20mm, Kodak Tri-X.___

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2015-06-22 12:19:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA.

Nikon, probably 50mm, Tri-X, HC-110.

The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA.

Nikon, probably 50mm, Tri-X, HC-110.___

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2015-06-21 16:39:56 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA.  7th Street, just south of Penn Street.

Tri-X, probably a 20-21 mm lens on a Nikon F2, 1974

The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA.  7th Street, just south of Penn Street.

Tri-X, probably a 20-21 mm lens on a Nikon F2, 1974___

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2015-06-19 14:24:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA. 

South side of 600 block of Penn Street, cleared in 1974 for a downtown mall that was never built.

Leica M4, Kodak Tri-X

The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA. 

South side of 600 block of Penn Street, cleared in 1974 for a downtown mall that was never built.

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2015-06-16 12:03:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA. Kauffmann's Furniture Store, 7th Street just south of Penn Street.

Canon FTbn, 24mm, Kodak Tri-X, HC-110.

The Destruction of Downtown Reading, PA. Kauffmann's Furniture Store, 7th Street just south of Penn Street.

Canon FTbn, 24mm, Kodak Tri-X, HC-110.___

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2015-06-13 22:09:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Penn Street, Reading, PA. Looking East from 6th Street intersection. Circa 1974.

Canon FTbn, 24mm, Kodak Tri-X, HC-110. Scanned on Nikon Super Coolscan 4000ED with Vuescan software. Retouching, brightness and contrast adjustments in Photoshop with Topaz B&W Effects, ReMask, and Clarity filters.

Penn Street, Reading, PA. Looking East from 6th Street intersection. Circa 1974.

Canon FTbn, 24mm, Kodak Tri-X, HC-110. Scanned on Nikon Super Coolscan 4000ED with Vuescan software. Retouching, brightness and contrast adjustments in Photoshop with Topaz B&W Effects, ReMask, and Clarity filters.___

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2015-05-09 18:24:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Superior Sales, Johnstown, PA

Mamiya 645, T-Max 100.

Superior Sales, Johnstown, PA

Mamiya 645, T-Max 100.___

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2015-05-07 03:12:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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Monarch Storage. I was standing at the intersection of Spring Garden Street and Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia. 

Monarch Storage. I was standing at the intersection of Spring Garden Street and Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia. ___

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2015-05-03 17:15:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Gravel Pike, Rahns, PA.

Nikon FM, 24mm, T-Max 100

Gravel Pike, Rahns, PA.

Nikon FM, 24mm, T-Max 100___

2015-04-17 04:56:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I plan to be at the Goggleworks exhibition on Saturday, May 2, from 1 PM to 4 PM. 

All the prints in the exhibition are on sale for $300.00 each, but if you bring a printout from Google+ of the picture you want I will take an extra $50.00 off.

Goggleworks is just on the other side of the Penn Street Viaduct from Route 422. (I grew up 10 minutes from there, but I really do not know why they call it a viaduct instead of a bridge. All that comes to mind is an old Marx Brothers joke.) There is plenty of parking across the street.

Exhibition of photographs taken by Andrew Williams during anti-war demonstrations in 1970-1971___I plan to be at the Goggleworks exhibition on Saturday, May 2, from 1 PM to 4 PM. 

All the prints in the exhibition are on sale for $300.00 each, but if you bring a printout from Google+ of the picture you want I will take an extra $50.00 off.

Goggleworks is just on the other side of the Penn Street Viaduct from Route 422. (I grew up 10 minutes from there, but I really do not know why they call it a viaduct instead of a bridge. All that comes to mind is an old Marx Brothers joke.) There is plenty of parking across the street.

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2015-04-14 03:22:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Anyone who will be in SE Pennsylvania from April 28 through May 28, 2015, is invited to Goggleworks in Reading for my exhibition of photographs taken during anti-war demonstrations from 1970-1971.

Anyone who will be in SE Pennsylvania from April 28 through May 28, 2015, is invited to Goggleworks in Reading for my exhibition of photographs taken during anti-war demonstrations from 1970-1971.___

2015-04-14 03:19:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Most everything in the exhibition has been posted on Google+ at least once. Not everything posted on Google+ can make it into the show, because the available wall space will only hold 24 prints.

I did new scans (4,000 dpi, Nikon Super Coolscan 4000ED, Vuescan software) from the original negatives for the ones that made it into the show. The negative of the Lincoln Memorial shot was badly damaged that I ended up scanning an old silver print. I needed to do extensive retouching in Photoshop to remove 45 year old dust scratches, and mold. I also used Topaz Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, and Remask filters.The images were output on a Canon Pixma Pro-10 printer. The images are 10"x15" on 13"x19" Canon Professional Semi-Glossy paper.

If I do say so myself, these prints look better than the silver prints I made back in the day. Most of them look good on screen, but not as... more »

Exhibition of photographs taken by Andrew Williams during anti-war demonstrations in 1970-1971___Most everything in the exhibition has been posted on Google+ at least once. Not everything posted on Google+ can make it into the show, because the available wall space will only hold 24 prints.

I did new scans (4,000 dpi, Nikon Super Coolscan 4000ED, Vuescan software) from the original negatives for the ones that made it into the show. The negative of the Lincoln Memorial shot was badly damaged that I ended up scanning an old silver print. I needed to do extensive retouching in Photoshop to remove 45 year old dust scratches, and mold. I also used Topaz Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, and Remask filters.The images were output on a Canon Pixma Pro-10 printer. The images are 10"x15" on 13"x19" Canon Professional Semi-Glossy paper.

If I do say so myself, these prints look better than the silver prints I made back in the day. Most of them look good on screen, but not as good as on paper.

I will be at Goggleworks for a few hours on Saturday, May 2. See you there.

2015-04-14 02:39:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Many of these will be in the exhibit, but some will not due to space limitations. These images were done a while ago. The prints in the show are all from new scans of the original 35 mm Tri-X negatives done at the highest resolution possible on my Nikon Coolscan IVED scanner. After 45 years, they all had minor scratches and some mold. Each one required significant retouching in Photoshop with the help of Topaz Adjust, Clarity, BW Effects, and Remask filters.

Many of these will be in the exhibit, but some will not due to space limitations. These images were done a while ago. The prints in the show are all from new scans of the original 35 mm Tri-X negatives done at the highest resolution possible on my Nikon Coolscan IVED scanner. After 45 years, they all had minor scratches and some mold. Each one required significant retouching in Photoshop with the help of Topaz Adjust, Clarity, BW Effects, and Remask filters.___

2015-04-14 02:26:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I expect to be there during the afternoon of May 2. Hope to see you there.

Exhibition of photographs taken by Andrew Williams during anti-war demonstrations in 1970-1971___I expect to be there during the afternoon of May 2. Hope to see you there.

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2015-04-11 18:23:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Harry The Rescue Dog checks out the just arrived Stephen Shore book. I have been a fan since Uncommon Places, 1982.

Harry The Rescue Dog checks out the just arrived Stephen Shore book. I have been a fan since Uncommon Places, 1982.___

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2015-04-09 01:13:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Photo Review magazine finally got around to posting the web galleries for their 2014 competition. It took a while because they were changing their website to a new architecture. My photograph, Bibles and Beer, is on this page. This was shot from the Penn Street Viaduct in Reading in the mid-70s, and none of these buildings are there anymore. 

Photo Review magazine finally got around to posting the web galleries for their 2014 competition. It took a while because they were changing their website to a new architecture. My photograph, Bibles and Beer, is on this page. This was shot from the Penn Street Viaduct in Reading in the mid-70s, and none of these buildings are there anymore. ___

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2015-04-07 20:55:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Dedicated to Sun Ra. 

Dedicated to Sun Ra. ___

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2015-03-29 14:15:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Transitions - Change Gonna Come"
Produced by Kimpedro's Nu Gruv Network and Indigo Writings
Venice Island Performing Arts Center, Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA

Bert Harris on double bass. Bert is often seen with Melange at the Manayunk Brewing Company's Sunday Jazz Brunch.

Nikon FM, 105mm Nikkor, HP5+, ISO 800, slightly cropped. All of this album's images have been post processed in Photoshop with some combination of Topaz filters, including Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, and Remask.

"Transitions - Change Gonna Come"
Produced by Kimpedro's Nu Gruv Network and Indigo Writings
Venice Island Performing Arts Center, Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA

Bert Harris on double bass. Bert is often seen with Melange at the Manayunk Brewing Company's Sunday Jazz Brunch.

Nikon FM, 105mm Nikkor, HP5+, ISO 800, slightly cropped. All of this album's images have been post processed in Photoshop with some combination of Topaz filters, including Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, and Remask.___

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2015-03-29 14:10:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

"Transitions - Change Gotta Come"
Kimpedro's Nu Gruv Network, Indigo Writings

V. Shayne Frederick (keyboard, vocals)

Nikon FM, 105mm Nikkor, Ilford HP5+, ISO 800. All album images post processed in Photoshop w/Topaz Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, and/or Remask filters.

"Transitions - Change Gotta Come"
Kimpedro's Nu Gruv Network, Indigo Writings

V. Shayne Frederick (keyboard, vocals)

Nikon FM, 105mm Nikkor, Ilford HP5+, ISO 800. All album images post processed in Photoshop w/Topaz Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, and/or Remask filters.___

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2015-03-28 06:28:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Kimpedro Rodriquez on drums, Kimpedro's Nu Gruv Network


Nikon FM, 105mm. Ilford HP5+, pushed to ISO 800. Minor crop, post processed in Photoshop w/Topaz Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, and Remask filters.

Kimpedro Rodriquez on drums, Kimpedro's Nu Gruv Network


Nikon FM, 105mm. Ilford HP5+, pushed to ISO 800. Minor crop, post processed in Photoshop w/Topaz Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, and Remask filters.___

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2015-03-27 12:47:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"Transitions - Change Gonna Come"
Produced by Kimpedro's Nu Gruv Network and Indigo Writings
Venice Island Performing Arts Center, Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA

Mike Clay on Saxophone. Jeremy Pope on Trombone.

Nikon FM, 105mm Nikkor, HP5+, ISO 800, slightly cropped. All of this album's images have been post processed in Photoshop with some combination of Topaz filters, including Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, and Remask.

"Transitions - Change Gonna Come"
Produced by Kimpedro's Nu Gruv Network and Indigo Writings
Venice Island Performing Arts Center, Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA

Mike Clay on Saxophone. Jeremy Pope on Trombone.

Nikon FM, 105mm Nikkor, HP5+, ISO 800, slightly cropped. All of this album's images have been post processed in Photoshop with some combination of Topaz filters, including Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, and Remask.___

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2015-03-25 06:31:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-25 06:29:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Valley Forge National Park, near Philadelphia, PA. 

Mamiya 645, 45 mm, Ilford Pan F, processed and scanned by Ilford in California, post processing in Photoshop using Topaz Adjust filter for brightness and contrast adjustment.

Valley Forge National Park, near Philadelphia, PA. 

Mamiya 645, 45 mm, Ilford Pan F, processed and scanned by Ilford in California, post processing in Photoshop using Topaz Adjust filter for brightness and contrast adjustment.___

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2015-03-25 06:26:00 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Back on January 31, I shot some Ilford Pan F with my Mamiya 645 and a 45 mm lens at Valley Forge National Park. I also shot some digital that day, which was posted elsewhere on Google+.

 I finally got around to having Ilford process the film and I downloaded their high resolution scans. At first glance I was not real happy with the scans' tonality, so this evening I cranked up my Epson Perfection V500 and re-scanned some of the images using Vuescan software. This was an educational experience.

In short, Ilford's scans are dramatically sharper than the Epson scans, and it was not too difficult to handle the tonality issues in Photoshop.

The Epson scan (3200 dpi) was roughly the same resolution as Epson's. It may be that a different film carrier might have made a difference by holding the film flatter and/or at a different height. Your mileage may vary.
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Back on January 31, I shot some Ilford Pan F with my Mamiya 645 and a 45 mm lens at Valley Forge National Park. I also shot some digital that day, which was posted elsewhere on Google+.

 I finally got around to having Ilford process the film and I downloaded their high resolution scans. At first glance I was not real happy with the scans' tonality, so this evening I cranked up my Epson Perfection V500 and re-scanned some of the images using Vuescan software. This was an educational experience.

In short, Ilford's scans are dramatically sharper than the Epson scans, and it was not too difficult to handle the tonality issues in Photoshop.

The Epson scan (3200 dpi) was roughly the same resolution as Epson's. It may be that a different film carrier might have made a difference by holding the film flatter and/or at a different height. Your mileage may vary.

Image 1: Ilford's scan, full frame. I made some exposure adjustments using the Topaz Adjust filter.

Image 2: The same Ilford scan, but cropped dramatically. In addition to adjusting the exposure, I used the Topaz Detail filter to bring out more texture in the masonry.

Image 3: Epson scan, cropped dramatically. I used the same two Topaz filters. Using Vuescan, I did a 4X multi-scan, which is the same thing I do with my Nikon 35mm scanner. On the Nikon, this does not materially affect sharpness, and it helps retain detail in contrasty lighting circumstances like this one. I was really surprised that this image came out so soft that I was afraid the Epson was not able to properly register all four scans. 

Image 4: Epson scan, cropped dramatically, same filters as above. So, being worried about the 4X scan, I did it again with a single scan. A bit better, but still nowhere close to the Epson. ___

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2015-03-14 18:52:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-11 05:34:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The Perkiomen Creek is about a third of a mile down the path, which was cut in when they installed our development's sewers. People go back there all the time to fish, drink beer, or just get away from it all. Before Montgomery County (PA) put up the gate and it was overgrown, people would drive their cars in, get stuck, and have to be towed out. 

The Perkiomen Creek is about a third of a mile down the path, which was cut in when they installed our development's sewers. People go back there all the time to fish, drink beer, or just get away from it all. Before Montgomery County (PA) put up the gate and it was overgrown, people would drive their cars in, get stuck, and have to be towed out. ___

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2015-03-11 05:26:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Philadelphia

Philadelphia___

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2015-03-08 23:50:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-07 21:43:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Central Perkiomen Valley Park, which is a bit up the creek from Evansburg State Park.

Central Perkiomen Valley Park, which is a bit up the creek from Evansburg State Park.___

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2015-03-07 21:33:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

They must have a real problem with dog poop. Signs all over the place.

They must have a real problem with dog poop. Signs all over the place.___

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2015-03-07 19:18:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-07 19:17:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-06 04:13:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This color image was so monochromatic I decided to transform it to B&W. Frankly, on the screen I could not see the difference.

This color image was so monochromatic I decided to transform it to B&W. Frankly, on the screen I could not see the difference.___

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2015-03-04 15:08:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

On top of the tire swing frame a few weeks ago.

On top of the tire swing frame a few weeks ago.___

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2015-03-02 13:28:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-02 07:40:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-02 07:33:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Oakland is a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. I have never been to Oakland, CA.

Oakland is a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. I have never been to Oakland, CA.___

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2015-03-01 21:54:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Lately I had the occasion to compare a photograph scanned with three different scanners. 

I had some HP5+ film developed by Ilford at their lab in California.They supplied their highest resolution scan, which is 4492 x 6774 for full frame 35 mm film. They use Dropbox to supply these in jpeg format, so it is not necessary to wait for a CD to come through the mail. You can order these on a thumb drive, too.

I also scanned the same negative twice, once with my Nikon Super Coolscan 4000ED using the SA-21 film holder (up to six frames at a time), and once with my Epson V500 flatbed scanner using Epson's standard film holder (up to 2 strips of 6 frames at a time). For these, I used Vuescan software to create both jpegs and RAW files.

The particular image involved was shot on a cold, overcast day, which is pretty much all we've had around here since Christmas. The Ilford... more »

Lately I had the occasion to compare a photograph scanned with three different scanners. 

I had some HP5+ film developed by Ilford at their lab in California.They supplied their highest resolution scan, which is 4492 x 6774 for full frame 35 mm film. They use Dropbox to supply these in jpeg format, so it is not necessary to wait for a CD to come through the mail. You can order these on a thumb drive, too.

I also scanned the same negative twice, once with my Nikon Super Coolscan 4000ED using the SA-21 film holder (up to six frames at a time), and once with my Epson V500 flatbed scanner using Epson's standard film holder (up to 2 strips of 6 frames at a time). For these, I used Vuescan software to create both jpegs and RAW files.

The particular image involved was shot on a cold, overcast day, which is pretty much all we've had around here since Christmas. The Ilford scans were really sharp, corner to corner, but they were also very dark. They looked about two stops underexposed, and there was no contrast worth talking about. I had to do a lot of work in Photoshop to get a decent image, and even then I was not really happy. 

As it happens, this was the first roll I shot with my Nikon FM2 after getting it back from the shop, so I was not entirely certain the shutter speeds were what they were supposed to be. I was using the Nikon's internal meter and an app on my phone to set the exposure, and they were giving me pretty different answers. My usual authoritative tie-breaker, my Luna Pro, had dead batteries and so was unavailable. So, there were a lot of potentially negative factors that could have been involved. Maybe they really were badly underexposed?

So I looked at the negatives on my light table. By eye, the exposures looked fine. They seemed to pop better than the onscreen images. So I turned on the Nikon, cranked up Vuescan, and scanned the first strip of six images. After looking at those onscreen, I scanned the rest of the roll. Then, because my Epson V500 was sitting at my left elbow, I scanned the entire roll with it, too.

The Results:

Sharpness: #1 Ilford, #2 Nikon, #3 Epson

Ilford's scans were the sharpest, corner to corner. Generally speaking, even if you are looking at the grain pattern (if the grain is not sharp, the scan is not sharp enough), it is really hard to see the difference between the Ilford scan and the Nikon -- until you get out into the edges. Ilford's scans show essentially no falloff in sharpness. Nikon's scans often lose it for the last 5-10% (1-3 mm) on either side. Perhaps something in my scanner is not perfectly aligned on that axis, but I believe this to be more of a film-flatness issue. This is a real problem when I am scanning 40+ year old, poorly stored film with a lot of curl. I often have to resort to Nikon's FH-3 film holder, which can be time consuming because it limits me to one frame at a time. The Nikon hardly ever has a problem with newly processed modern films. Epson, on the other hand, is far worse because their cheap plastic film holders are really big time Crapola! and cannot hold anything flat if it is not inclined to be so. There are aftermarket film holders that I am told improve this situation greatly.

Tonal Range: #1 Nikon, #2 Ilford, #3 Epson

I have no idea what software Ilford uses to scan film. What I do know is that I routinely get better looking scans with my Nikon than Ilford can provide. I was really surprised by how much difference there was even from the jPegs. All of a sudden there was shadow detail and bright skies were not blown out. If I processed from the Raw files, even more was possible. The Epson files were passable, in that they were more appropriately exposed than Ilford's, but the Epson files looked comparatively muddy (probably because they were not as sharp) and required more work in post.

Summary

For the time being, I will continue to have Ilford process my  new work and make their hi-resolution scans. This is as much a function of my having a non-photographic full-time job as anything else. For now, anything that saves me time is usually worth funding. 

If I want to display or print something, I will probably re-scan it with my Nikon. 

When I bought my Epson, I thought it was the bees knees. And, for what it is, it does work well. However...

My original intent was to scan old family pictures to post on my family's genealogy website. And then someone noticed some pictures that lead to a gallery exhibition and suddenly I was shooting again and making big prints and the Epson was no longer good enough. You really do need a superior scan to make a gallery-quality print. If the image is going to be displayed only 3-5 inches on a side, the difference between 150 dpi and 4,000 dpi is irrelevant and bit depth becomes far less important. If it is a 20" print, all of that matters a lot.

So, here is my current workflow:

For newly shot film, Ilford does the processing and sends me their high resolution scans via Dropbox. Anything that I really like, I rescan in RAW with my Nikon using Vuescan. I do all my post processing in Photoshop with a variety of Topaz filters. 

For old stuff where the original negative still exists and is in reasonable condition, I scan that rather than an old print. If it is 35 mm, that happens on the Nikon. If it is any other format, or if all I have is a print, it happens on the Epson with Vuescan. I do not have or shoot enough larger format film to justify a professional quality tool. I do have my eye on getting the higher-end Epson that can do 4x5 without having to stitch together multiple scans. 

The attached photo was scanned by the Nikon. It is a Schuylkill Canal lock and lockmaster house, adjacent to the Schuylkill River, in Mont Clare, PA. I used Topaz's Adjust and Clarity filters to bring out more detail in the ice. 

As usual, your mileage may vary.___

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2015-02-28 21:23:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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2015-02-23 04:38:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Added photos to "Our Greatness, Our Struggle" Reception.

Added photos to "Our Greatness, Our Struggle" Reception.___

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2015-02-22 04:15:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I am really getting tired of this stuff.

I am really getting tired of this stuff.___

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2015-02-21 17:51:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. A few blocks north of City Hall.

North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. A few blocks north of City Hall.___

2015-02-21 17:47:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

If you shoot film, this is the place.

If you shoot film, this is the place.___

2015-02-18 23:33:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Anyone in the general area of Philadelphia, PA, might want to check this out. It is right on Lancaster Avenue, so parking should not be a significant problem.

My photographs of Alex Haley, Julian Bond, and Dick Gregory are included in this multi-artist exhiition. I look forward to seeing you at the reception.___Anyone in the general area of Philadelphia, PA, might want to check this out. It is right on Lancaster Avenue, so parking should not be a significant problem.

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