November 2019

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The main source of photographic interest in November was a week spent in the Lake District. Not the most exciting lighting conditions or weather, and the autumn colours have been better in some previous years, but it did give me a chance to try out a couple of things. One was to try my Lee Filters Big Stopper with the special adapter/holder for the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 lens, and the other was a crazy idea of putting a haloween horror mask in the landscape... Also a recent freezing cold foggy afternoon by the side of the pitch at Stamford resulted in some interesting football images, which I then tried processing in my recently purchased software, DxO Photolab. I've also had the pleasure of attending several very interesting talks by some good photographers, namely Malcolm Cook, Derek Forss, and Sue and Bob Moore. I entered the monthly competition of the RPS DIGIT Group for the first time, having recently joined the Digital Imaging Group. Amazingly my contribution came first equal, and will have the honour of gracing the front page of the next DIGIT newsletter. Janet Haines requested a mug shot to go with it, which meant I could practise taking my first "selfie" with a newly purchased smartphone. (I'm slowly catching up with 21st century technology).