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    I like the sound of your photo group Lithman. No need for a committee, competitions etc. and I bet you don't have too many rules either!
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    What image is better?

    Did the clouds obscure the sun abit between taking the first and second shot Barry? The second shot is better in many respects but apart from the distraction of the burnt out area of sky I think I prefer the first.
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    August Competition – Closed

    Liked the way you organized this exercise Barry, it was interesting to look at the scores of the judges but it was your commentary that offered some real assistance. Value your feedback, happy that you seem to be planning to take on that role in future competitions. joan
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    My vote is for an open subject, and detailed critique. I'm sitting on the fence re marks and winners, I'm undecided on whether they bring something of value to the competition in general and the participants in particular.
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    Another good video from you Dave, thanks for the link. I loved the music and the drama you introduced in to a static subject. Thought you were going to crash your drone there for a moment.
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    July 2018 Newsletter

    I'm so sorry to hear that both you and your husband are dealing with life changing health issues Doreen. I gathered from your past posts that you had some health problems but so much worse for you if you both have these difficulties to deal with. Let's hope the treatment does deliver improved circumstances for you and in the meantime keep smiling and keep up the photography and your involvement in this forum. Best wishes, joan p.s. I thought in your earlier post that you had made a 'typo' and had meant to type 'hobbies' not 'hubbies'
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    July 2018 Newsletter

    Enjoyed the newsletter thanks Barry, look forward to reading it each month. There's always something useful in it. But I am concerned about Doreen's 'health and hubbies'. Hope you've only one of the latter and that your health is improving Doreen. And that Carol's back is improving too Barry. joan
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    Camera Club Rules

    Take your point re prints Dave but I would hope that if I enter a digital image in a comp and the judge suspects a bit of sloppy/inept editing that he/she scrutinizes it at 100% to maximize the chance that he/she identifies my editing short comings and makes me aware of them.
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    Camera Club Rules

    Our club had a judging course earlier this year. A couple of accredited judges from the city came down and held what was a pretty good weekend I gather. Think participants got value out of it because it gave them some pointers on what judges look for when assessing the merit of their competition entries. I was surprised though to learn that the tutor stated that when judging digital entries the judge should not zoom in on the image but make a judgement on the image as it appears on the screen. In my view it is quite ligit. for a judge to zoom in on any suspected sloppy editing, even helpful if it brings editing problems to the authors attention. What do others expect?
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    PTE-9 Modifiers

    Yep, I was one of those who had very little idea of what you were talking about. Thanks for the demo, looked good but a bit complicated and I'm not sure that I would have to much use for the effect.
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    The White Elephant

    you were well advised Bob. The shot with just some adjustment of the levels has a lot of punch. Very nice & thanks for posting.
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    Return to Infrared

    Nice one Doreen. Looks like a painting.
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    One Minute AV

    Thanks for the link Barry. Must be very challenging coming up with a theme and with the limitations on time and on the number of images you could use. Good exercise and enjoyed your AV.
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    Incompatible audio file

    Will take a look at it VitoB. Thanks for link. joan
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    Incompatible audio file

    Thank you Barry, Doreen & Dave for responding to my plea for help. With it I eventually managed to convert the M4A files to MP3. Audacity didn't work for me, I think because I hadn't kept it up-dated! I then noticed a recommendation somewhere in the link you posted Dave for NCH and it looked familiar. I already had it on my desktop, right there in front of me every time I turned the laptop on. It was an embarrassingly easy process from there. Once again I have reason to be thankful for this forum Barry and the great members who participate in it.