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Christopher Stott
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I think it started on the 22nd June … hard to say, but I think that was the day. For some bizarre reason, every time I tried to use my Nik Plugins for Photoshop to edit my photos, Photoshop would crash. Talk about stressful! I’ve spent quite some time creating a range of filters and techniques that have now become a significant part of my image processing workflow. Then, on the 22nd June, it all started going wrong. I could open Photoshop, edit and save a file but any subsequent image I tried to edit would cause Photoshop to crash. I had to open and close Photoshop for each image I wanted to edit and, as you can imagine, this was taking forever. I was at a loss as to what could be wrong. I checked online and found little to help. I suppose, as a last resort, not expecting much in the way of a response, I contacted Google and told them of my problems. They were wonderful! I received a quick response and then had regular communication with them as they endeavoured to identify and then resolve the problem. As you can guess by the title of the post, they managed to fix the issue and I’m now able to return to my usual workflow. So, a big thanks to the Nik Software Suite support team!!
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Many years ago, when I was about 8 years old, and I started to use a camera, I was given many hints and tips by my uncle. Uncle Herbert was an enthusiastic and very capable photographer and was keen to pass on tips and tricks he'd learnt over the years. It's strange, but even now, many years after he spoke to me about composition, I can still hear his voice and often imagine him standing next to me, helping me adjust the camera to get the "perfect" shot. One thing that he stressed was to avoid those stripy pictures. You've probably seem them, the land, sea, sky shots where each band is horizontal? Well, Uncle Herbert was no fan of those images I can tell you. So, early this morning, looking out towards Panmure from Mount Hobson Uncle Herbert was there again. Even though he passed away some time ago, we still had a bit of a chat about the shot you see in this post. Think he'd approve? I'd like to think he would.
#Auckland   #sunrise  
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Thank you +Javier Mañana​. I think Uncle Herbert wouldn't be too disappointed with my efforts either ;-)
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An elderly gentleman in a contemplative mood just outside one of Singapore's temples.
#blackandwhite
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+Christopher Stott Yes, you are right! Have a nice day!
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Fishing in Entwistle Reservoir.  I must admit to finding it bitterly cold walking around the water so I can't imagine how the gent fishing was feeling standing still knee deep in the reservoir. They obviously make them tough in this area of Lancashire!

#Fishing   #EntwistleReservoir  
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My thoughts too +Siham El-Kafafi !
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This was the place mother wanted to visit when I visited the UK earlier this year.  Heysham.  I can remember visiting here when a youngster and  seeing hippies ... barefoot, wearing afghans, flowers in their hair and colourful paint on their faces and bodies.  Hard to believe these one time trendy folks will probably now be in their 70s and 80s!!  Quite a different temperature to Singapore!  I think it was 3C when this photo was taken!

#Heysham   #UK  
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Ahh....happy days... lol
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Autumnal colours at Auckland's Botanic Gardens
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I totally agree. I love vivid colours 
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Rangitoto from Mount Hobson looking across Orakei.  Really quite a lovely place from where you can enjoy some wonderful views.
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Beauty comes in different shapes and dimensions it's in the eyes of the beholder. 
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Guess who was up early this morning then?  Here's a sunrise shot from the top of Mount Hobson in Auckland looking out towards Waiheke Island in the far distance.
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Haha!! Great minds eh +Steve Withers​?
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Bolton again ... well Entwistle Reservoir.  Just to prove that Bolton can look rather lovely when the weather is good ;-)

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Peaceful, but COLD +Siham El-Kafafi :-)
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Here's a view from Smithills Moor looking towards Bolton town.  When I was a youngster you could only make out the town below during the holidays.  Outside holiday time there was so much pollution from the mills that the town was permanently in smog.  This view reminded me of the old days ... but this was just mist, not smog.  Quite a different light to that I experience back home here in NZ!

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A rather pretty cherry blossom in my mother's front garden.  Early morning shot to capture the lovely warm colours close to sunrise.

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+Christopher Stott What a pitty! Nevertheless you have captured the beauty en this pic! Regards from Buenos Aires
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Just thinking about Singapore!  Great place to visit.  Day or night so much to see and photograph!  Here's a snapshot of the Merlion at Marina Bay taken from one of the bumboats.  There's a few more images here ... http://nzcjs.com/wp/fond-memories/

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Thank you +Diana Hafiz​ and I certainly intend visiting again :-)
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Music photographer from South Auckland, New Zealand.
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Freelance photographer working with local live musicians as well as enjoying the flora and fauna of New Zealand to produce the images you see here. If you want photographs of your band or yourself - get in touch.

I've been taking photographs for over thirty years. Starting with a half-frame Konica camera loaded with Kodachrome film, everything was a potential subject to be photographed. Nothing has changed since those Konica days as you will see as you look through some of my images here on G+. Images range from rusty car parts through landscapes, sunsets and models to musicians playing live on stage. The two areas of landscape imagery and musicians performing live are the ones that have a special appeal presently, but that doesn’t stop me from taking up the challenge of a new subject matter.

Moving away from film to digital has allowed me to continue to explore my love of black and white imagery but also to investigate new opportunities, such as HDR, that the digital medium provides. Using digital equipment with a range of focal lengths provides more opportunities that those of the old Konica camera, but I still employ the old strategies of getting the image correct in camera rather than relying on post production work.

I was born in England and studied Mathematics at Warwick University where I took full advantage of the University’s darkrooms processing black and white film exposed in my trusty Pentax MX camera. I'm happy to say I still have my old Pentax that I bought in downtown Amman, Jordan back in 1979. However, I now prefer to use a digital SLR and use a computer to edit the images rather than film and the darkroom.

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