Profile

Cover photo
Stuart Dyckhoff
28,569 followers
AboutPostsPhotos

Stream

Stuart Dyckhoff

Shared publicly  - 
 
Pastel Sunset

So last night was only the second time this month I've had the opportunity to get my camera out and go shoot. The restrictions have been for mixed reasons ...
 - some due to the weather
 - some due to family commitments
 - and some due to my training for my grading

I feel grotty in my head that I haven't got out but sometimes you just have to take what the world throws at you and make lemonade.

This image is from a local'ish beach and I loved the reflections going on and  really wanted to see what it would look like as a long exposure. Hmm.. not bad, even if I do say so myself :)

Again my camera has reminded me that it is ageing and that it doesn't like to do LE's anymore... which is a shame because I do.
31
2
Andy Bitterer's profile photoStuart Dyckhoff's profile photoviviane godenne's profile photoPhoto Mania UK's profile photo
7 comments
 
Dear +Stuart Dyckhoff 
Your photo has been shared on +Photo Mania UK, curated by Chandro Ji and Hans-Juergen Werner (Photo Mania UK  is a part of +Photo Mania Global). There you will find a selection of the finest Photographs  of UK photographers.  Come around and have a look - We are looking forward to your visit!
Congratulations and best wishes
Hans-Juergen Werner
Add a comment...

Stuart Dyckhoff

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sail Bridge Sunset

I shared a B&W shot of this the other day and still really like that more than this one ... However, the sunset was such a golden marmalade orange colour that I have to share one from the other side.
31
1
Al Chris's profile photoLiz C's profile photoStuart Dyckhoff's profile photoPhoto Mania UK's profile photo
5 comments
 
Dear +Stuart Dyckhoff 
Your photo has been shared on +Photo Mania UK, curated by Chandro Ji and Hans-Juergen Werner (Photo Mania UK  is a part of +Photo Mania Global). There you will find a selection of the finest Photographs  of UK photographers.  Come around and have a look - We are looking forward to your visit!
Congratulations and best wishes
Hans-Juergen Werner
Add a comment...

Stuart Dyckhoff

Shared publicly  - 
 
You know you want it ... go on, gawn, gawn.....
Enter To Win Adobe Creative Cloud For Life FREE!
3
Add a comment...

Stuart Dyckhoff

Shared publicly  - 
 
+Joel Tjintjelaar shared about this last week.

I had already contacted my MEP but now you can as well... and easily. Just click through and fill the form.

If we don't destroy this idea then we won't be able to take photographs of well known landmarks and as it is, the right to photograph is already questioned enough by the police. Don't give them more ammo.
2
Sarah Lavallee's profile photo
 
This may not directly affect me at the moment, but as someone who just likes taking random shots of random things, this would be extremely frustrating. I sincerely hope all the petitions floating around make them think twice.
Add a comment...

Stuart Dyckhoff

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's a 2nd Friday so in my world that means it is time for ....

Week 14/26: Architecture
#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Al Chris

Tisha has already seen a sneak preview of this as I forgot she follows me on Twitter... but this is the edited version with better shadow definition.

This is the "Sail Bridge" in Swansea, South Wales about a 30 minute drive from me. It is also known as the Millennium FootBridge though to me that honour belongs to the bridge in London as it actually opened in 2000 - you can see my shot of that one here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/102165221944293633376/albums/5877735801801866961/6125259417143255858?pid=6125259417143255858&oid=102165221944293633376.

Anyway, this one didn't open until 2003. As the sun came and paid us a visit this week I went to shoot the sunset through this but instead ended up with the sun behind me and capturing this 2m 30s long exposure.

As ever, I trust you like it and am always happy to receive your thoughts whether good or bad - just play nice.
53
1
Ellie Kennard's profile photoStuart Dyckhoff's profile photoGiselle Savoie's profile photoPhoto Mania UK's profile photo
33 comments
 
Thanks , same yo you!  :-)
Add a comment...

Stuart Dyckhoff

Shared publicly  - 
 
Here's what I'm photographing tonight. Weather is uncannily gorgeous which may explain why I wasn't concentrating and dropped my viewing loupe in the water.

Sunk without a trace. 
19
Lauri Novak's profile photoTravis Rhoads's profile photoStuart Dyckhoff's profile photo
6 comments
 
Indeed +Travis Rhoads I'm hoping it proves the visit.
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
28,569 people
Gianni Mattera's profile photo
bardny senel's profile photo
Hemayet Ali Kazol's profile photo
Ian Bouras's profile photo
Maycon Oliveira's profile photo
‫حسین محبّى‬‎'s profile photo
Ester R's profile photo
migara nissanka's profile photo
Clyde Young's profile photo

Stuart Dyckhoff

Shared publicly  - 
 
Mindfulness

Anyone in my circles practice Mindfulness on a regular basis or just use the Headspace (see link) or "Insight Timer" apps?

I'd be interested to chat and find out more - either here or privately.

Stuart - happy to try anything - D :-)
Headspace is a gym membership for the mind. A course of guided meditation, delivered via an app or online. Try our starter course, Take10, for free today.
1
Al Chris's profile photoStuart Dyckhoff's profile photo
2 comments
 
Thanks +Al Chris

- what switched you on to the process?
- did you start if just because or did you have a set goal in mind and did you achieve that?
- you mention routine ... how easy was it to get into a routine? I ask this because I'm notorious at starting things I don't finish unless I have someone backstopping me.
Add a comment...

Stuart Dyckhoff

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm probably late to this ball game ...

But Google are hell bent on messing up a system that 'sort of works' and replace it with a system that clearly doesn't work for the vast majority of comments I've read.

What am I talking about? The newly dreadful "+Google Photos"

Come on +Trey Ratcliff +Chrysta Rae +Colby Brown and other big hitting photographers on Google - surely you guys can get them to listen? Or at least get them to fix everything first...!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+googleplus/posts/d1XubVAZ5hV
11
1
Andy Burke's profile photoStuart Dyckhoff's profile photoWindy Sawczyn's profile photo
13 comments
 
Well point 3 seems to me to be an attempt to mollify the "what's happening to my images issue"...

As to responding, well I think Google and its employees have mastered the art of not replying or being easily contactable.
Add a comment...

Stuart Dyckhoff

Shared publicly  - 
 
Does anyone of my followers use the Lumenzia add in panel for Photoshop by +Greg Benz ?

If so I'd love to hear your thoughts.

I'm looking to commit cash to this or another panel and at the moment am leaning towards this but would like first hand knowledge if you have it?
Minneapolis based cityscape and landscape photographer; luminosity masking fiend
4
1
Andrew Birch's profile photoJohn Dunne's profile photoStuart Dyckhoff's profile photoGreg Benz's profile photo
14 comments
 
Hey +John Dunne - Greg offers a 30 day trial so always worth giving it a shot. Pretty sure I'm decided on this one.
Add a comment...

Stuart Dyckhoff

Shared publicly  - 
 
Thanks to the folks over at http://skyworks.co.uk/ I get to be able to share the country where I live via a unique (to me at least) perspective.

Watch this short, 3min, video to see why I love where I live.

Mae hen wlad fy nhadau
(Old Land of My Fathers)
3
Lauri Novak's profile photoDaniel Woosnam's profile photoStuart Dyckhoff's profile photo
3 comments
 
+Daniel Woosnam they used a helicopter with a camera setup that costs in the tens of thousands and not just a GoPro on a drone :)
Add a comment...

Stuart Dyckhoff

Shared publicly  - 
 
In honour of #seagullbuttsaturday that non-theme I'd like to share this video I saw tonight.

+Robin Griggs Wood

Feel free to tag whomever you like into this...
18
1
Jan Vermeulen's profile photoGiselle Savoie's profile photoStuart Dyckhoff's profile photoLorne Thomas's profile photo
13 comments
 
+Jan Vermeulen I'd never seen them but fun and very short... so good for even this attention deficit world :)
Add a comment...

Stuart Dyckhoff

Shared publicly  - 
 
Me Likee

Me Want

Simply put an adapter that fits to your phone - Android and / or Apple - and takes standard DSLR lenses and turns your 3 / 5 / 8Mp camera into a beast of a camera.

Sure there is already the Sony QX series but I'm told they are clunky and very quirky. If you own a smartphone from Android or Apple and already have any micro 4-3rd lenses then for an extra $300 this, to me anyway, is a no brainer. And I feel certain adapters can be found for other lenses.
The Olympus Air 01 attaches to smartphones and tablets to allow users to take better pictures using their devices. The Air 01 is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.
5
Paul Moody's profile photoStuart Dyckhoff's profile photo
2 comments
 
Hi +Paul Moody I did mention that this is similar to the Sony QX series ... it's a gadget though so I want :)
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
28,569 people
Gianni Mattera's profile photo
bardny senel's profile photo
Hemayet Ali Kazol's profile photo
Ian Bouras's profile photo
Maycon Oliveira's profile photo
‫حسین محبّى‬‎'s profile photo
Ester R's profile photo
migara nissanka's profile photo
Clyde Young's profile photo
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
October 7
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
β geek slipping through life one happy day at a time - photographer - techy - martial artist - husband - father - friend
Introduction
All images posted on my stream and created by me are released under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 license

In essence this means you can:

Sharecopy, distribute and transmit the work
Remixadapt the work

Under the following conditions:

Attribution — You must attribute the work to me, Stuart Dyckhoff, (but not in any way that suggests that I endorse you or your use of the work).

Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Please feel free to critique any of my images. Yes I love the +1's and 'that's nice' type of comments but truth be told I am here to learn and the only way to learn is for you to tell me what you don't like.

Better still - tell me how you'd improve it if you can. 

I'm a big boy, I can handle honest criticism but don't expect me to be nice back if you are just being plain rude. :)

------------------------------------------------------------------

Circling / Following

Let me put this simply: just because you circle me it doesn't mean I will automatically circle you back. Give me a reason to do so ...

But it isn't personal it's more likely you haven't posted anything or your profile is empty or you haven't interacted with me. 

------------------------------------------------------------------

Hashtag Meme

I am one of the Brew Crew behind the re-birth of #CoffeeThursday - please post your coffee related shots on a Thursday and use this to help notify us: 
#CoffeeThursday curated by your Brew Crew +106488284533523054088, +110105384020219882756, +102165221944293633376  +112763558414523707325

------------------------------------------------------------------


Sadly googleplussuomi.com appears to have been taken down so I can no longer easily link you to a timeline of my imagery. If anybody knows a direct replacement then please do tell.
-My Google+ Timeline (takes you off G+)-
-All my G+ images - the good, bad and ugly. (takes you off G+)-

------------------------------------------------------------------

Some keywords to categorise me - if you don't wish to read the rest :)

Tech Head - Geek / Nerd - Hardware - Networks - Firewalls
Photographer - photography - photog - amateur
Welsh - Wales
Rugby
Tang Soo Do Martial Art
Geocaching
Husband - Dad - Son - Brother - Father
Single Malt.
Coffee.

------------------------------------------------------------------

I  have been curating the Less than 5K Photogs circle. 

However this monthly circle share is on a hiatus whilst I work out a better way to share it and get the members promoted.

Here's a link to the last version of the circle.

------------------------------------------------------------------

I have a faith in a God and I am an engineer and I believe in science - I don't believe these are conflicting or contradictory things and am happy enter a discussion about any aspect of my faith. However, I will never preach at you through my timeline.

I'm a tech head with a passion for way too many things. I have one wife and 3 children. A happy family man with not enough time, too little money and too much going on inside my head.

I love rugby (Wales) and even though I turned 50 recently I still haven't seen (nor plan to) a full football game. Love cricket; 10 Pin Bowling (closet to 300 I have is a 257); Tang Soo Do; Judo; Cycling and many other.

Come join my train wreck ride and have a laugh with me ...!

------------------------------------------------------------------

What's that... you want more?

OK here's - 25 things about me.

And another 25 for good measure.

Bragging rights
I am the *one and only* Stuart Dyckhoff in this world of 7 Billion+ peeps.