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fen_snapz ADMIN August 8, 2010
Welcome to Great British Landscapes; Please keep shots as natural as possible. We are looking for natural landscapes only and will decline any pictures where man-made structures, man-made landscapes, animals or people are forming the main part of the picture, unless very very subtle. HDR and post processing is fine, as long as it looks natural and doesn't detract from the natural scene.

Group Description

A group for the exhibition of your best landscape works, Pics must be taken in the UK, - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Pictures must be of a natural landscape only, no buildings, monuments, manmade structures or objects forming a large part of the view or being the primary focus of the picture, shots that are not of a natural landscape or that are over processed - with unnatural HDR or similar effects will unfortunately be denied. If you are unsure if your picture meets the criteria, please take a glance through the pool.

Codes
If you spot a photograph that looks like it would be a valuable addition to this group, please feel free to invite them to join the site and add their photograph.

Invite Code - (Copy and paste the code into the comments box of the picture you wish to invite)

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/greatbritishlandscapes/">Please join us, and add your fantastic pic to our group - *Great British Landscapes*</a>

To comment on other pictures in the stream, so that people know where you saw them; please feel free to add this code to your comment.

Comment Code (Copy and paste the code into the comments box, of the picture you wish to comment on)

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/greatbritishlandscapes/">I saw this wonderful Landscape in - *Great British Landscapes*</a>


Thank You

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Group Rules/guidance

1. A description of a Landscape; "Landscape; An expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view.
A picture depicting an expanse of scenery.
The branch of art dealing with the representation of natural scenery."

Please try to make sure that your picture meets any of those descriptions.

2.Please Tag your pics "greatbritishlandscape" and specify where exactly the photograph was taken. The idea is that others can gain inspiration and location ideas from you and so improve and enjoy their photography. Photographs should clearly show an expanse of landscape or a feature, closeup sections of landscapes, such as "a tree", or close up of a rock in a waterfall will be denied as they could be anywhere, sunsets and silhouettes also could have been taken anywhere and will be denied based on this factor too, people should look at a picture in this group and think "I wonder where that was taken, I want to go there" waterscapes only without any land in will also be denied, as again... they could be anywhere!

3. Pictures must be natural landscapes, naturally created and not man-made, not urban cityscapes, sunsets only or water only and should be primarily of natural things. Whilst people or animals are clearly natural objects, the picture should be about the landscape itself, rather than the people, structure, animals or particularly an object within it. Structures such as rustic gates, fences, roads, very distant houses, spires, bridges that compliment the shot etc are fine, as long as they are not the only thing, the primary focus or majority part of the shot. If your picture is of a building, well known structure or manmade object it might be more appropriate to place it in our sister group; Great British Landmarks! www.flickr.com/groups/greatbritishlandmarks please feel free to join that group also and add your pics. If we can't tell if your picture was focusing on the manmade feature, often the title will inform us of the photographers intention, one that causes a lot of confusion is St Michaels Mount, as however far in the distance of a scene it may be, it is still often the primary point of the image, and as such, will be denied (however good it is!)
We also deny pictures of stone circles, as while they are 'natural' they are also man made landmarks and we feel they fit better in the landmarks group!

4. Whilst HDR is a useful techique to deal with high contrast ranges with a digital camera, it can be overdone and lead to unnatural shots. HDR is welcomed where it adds to the shot, but not when it detracts from it. We will deny excessive photoshopping or post processing effects (such as the Orton Technique). Colour changed images, blurred shots, zoom burst, fractalius, posterising etc.
Some sharpening or saturating here and there is fine but this group is more about keeping it real as you saw it with your eye as you were taking it, and not over doing it.
Lets appreciate Nature as it is.

5. It would be helpful if you would add in the description of your picture, how the picture was taken, what equipment you used, what settings on the camera and any particular techniques you used to capture the shot. This will help others learn how to take better pictures.

6.Constructive criticism on other peoples pictures only please: comments should be intended to help others improve, not demoralise them into giving up.

7. If your picture doesn't get accepted into the group please do not be offended or put off from submitting pictures in future. We all have a different idea of what constitutes a landscape and we are trying to stick as closely to the above guidelines as possible when deciding which pictures are authorised or not. It doesn't mean it is not a good picture or that we don't like it, possibly that it just doesn't quite meet our definition of a natural landscape.

8. Please spread the word; use the invite codes on other pictures you see on your travels through the groups.

We have now reached the dramatic 1000 members point! and would like to thank you all for all of the amazing photographs you have submitted to this group so far! it is always a pleasure to come home and look through all the fantastic submissions.

And finally; Thank you for joining the group, enjoy!

Stumpy and Fen

Group website address

Group Rules

Thanks for considering joining this group. Your pictures will be a welcome addition to the pool.

1. A description of a Landscape; "Landscape; An expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view.
A picture depicting an expanse of scenery.
The branch of art dealing with the representation of natural scenery."

Please try to make sure that your picture meets any of those descriptions.

2.Please Tag your pics "greatbritishlandscape" and specify where exactly the photograph was taken. The idea is that others can gain inspiration and location ideas from you and so improve and enjoy their photography.

3. Pictures must be natural landscapes, not urban cityscapes, sunset only or water only and should be primarily of natural things. Whilst people or animals are clearly natural objects, the picture should be about the landscape itself, rather than the people, structure, animals or particularly an object within it. Structures such as rustic gates, fences, roads, distant houses, spires, bridges that compliment the shot etc are fine, as long as they are not the only thing, the primary focus or majority part of the shot. If your picture is of a building, well known structure or manmade object it might be more appropriate to place it in our sister group; Great British Landmarks! www.flickr.com/groups/greatbritishlandmarks please feel free to join that group also and add your pics.

4. Whilst HDR is a useful techique to deal with high contrast ranges with a digital camera, it can be overdone and lead to unnatural shots. HDR is welcomed where it adds to the shot, but not when it detracts from it. As with excessive photoshopping or post processing effects (such as the Orton Technique).
Some sharpening or saturating here and there is fine but this group is more about keeping it real and not over doing it.
Lets appreciate Nature as it is.

5. It would be helpful if you would add in the description of your picture, how the picture was taken, what equipment you used, what settings on the camera and any particular techniques you used to capture the shot. This will help others learn how to take better pictures.

6.Constructive criticism on other peoples pictures only please: comments should be intended to help others improve, not demoralise them into giving up.

7. If your picture doesn't get accepted into the group please do not be offended or put off from submitting pictures in future. We all have a different idea of what constitutes a landscape and we are trying to stick as closely to the above guidelines as possible when deciding which pictures are authorised or not. It doesn't mean it is not a good picture or that we don't like it, possibly that it just doesn't quite meet our definition of a natural landscape.

8. Please spread the word; use the invite codes on other pictures you see on your travels through the groups.

And finally; Thank you for joining the group, enjoy!

Stumpy and Fen

Additional Info

  • Members can post 2 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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