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Question: Which of these pictures are REALLY bad??  (Voting closed: September 17, 2019, 12:56:49 pm)
Picture 1 - 2 (6.1%)
Picture 2 - 2 (6.1%)
Picture 3 - 5 (15.2%)
Picture 4 - 0 (0%)
Picture 5 - 7 (21.2%)
Picture 6 - 0 (0%)
Picture 7 - 1 (3%)
Picture 8 - 2 (6.1%)
Picture 9 - 7 (21.2%)
Picture 10 - 1 (3%)
Picture 11 - 1 (3%)
Picture 12 - 5 (15.2%)
Total Voters: 10

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Author Topic: Travelogue observations - 10th September 2019 - My Crap Holiday Snaps  (Read 1231 times)
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« on: September 10, 2019, 12:56:49 pm »

My Crap Holiday Snaps ... by which I mean my Crap (Holiday Snaps) and not my (Crap Holiday) Snaps.  It's the snaps that are crap and not the holiday!

Digital technology has brought the cost per picture down ... and us amateurs love to take them now not dozens but hundreds and thousands at a time.  Few - very few get printed or used further and it's so easy to experiment and end up with a high proportion of - err - duds.  Here are some duddish examples.

Please vote in a poll ... for as few as many as you like, which you feel are the crappiest pictures!   Just a bit of fun - but giving you transport fans something of a behind the facade view of what we've been up to so far on our travels.

1. Just one of a pack of photographers

2. Notice in the way.

3. Nothing to sea here

4. Confusing mixture?

5. Oops - didn't mean to click the shutter button

6. Darned cars in the foreground!

7. Clutter and people in way. And hard to photograph a black dog

8. Secret picture - too secret, need to lift the camera

9. Fingers, thumbs and moray effects

10. Clean up the clutter before you photograph a room

11. Beware irritating reflections

12. Oops - I meant to take a scene and took a selfie - use of wrong camera in phone

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 01:01:07 pm »

I chose 3,5,9 for composition fails. And 12 because I didn't really want to see up your nose!

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 01:36:55 pm »

3 to me is very evocative.
Also reminds me of a collision in the Dover Straits some 50 years ago (before [Dover Straits] Channel Navigation Information System came into being).
We were hit midships by another ship in fog.  No injuries or loss of life thankfully, but gave us 2 weeks at Shellhaven (Thames) then Bremerhaven for 5 weeks drydock repair.  A lovely way to start seagoing life!

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 11:52:21 pm »

Any general pictures of food have no value in my mind. any pics of interiors of cabins, hotel rooms, shops, signal boxes and pubs even now are rare.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 01:41:17 pm »

Never mind "Clean up the clutter" on 10, grahame, you should clean up your Mac desktop on 9!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 02:28:18 pm »

Thank you for your votes.

Worst pictures ... a tie between these two:

and in equal third, these two:

A bit of fun ... a much more serious poll, running until late tomorrow morning, for "frequent posters" is asking for regular contributors to guide the admin team on the types of topic they would like to see raised in our next "Meet the Manager" session.  If you are a regular poster and haven't yet voted, please do so within before lunchtime tomorrow at . If you are not a regular poster, please be re-assured that the purpose of this vote is to help inform our team - we will be open for individual questions from any member next month, and choices by the moderator team will be informed but not ruled by the poll.
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