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Title: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on March 17, 2013, 01:55:30 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3121/5722030226_23dc3fabdf.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5722030226/)
DSC03714 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5722030226/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Discovering a new way of doing things today, I thought it may be a good idea for posting our own works. Every picture tells a story. So I thought we could try it. It doesn't even have to be a story if you don't want to. Just a little descrip of the picture.
Ok here goes.  
This is one of the many hundreds of pictures I've taken over the last few years of The English Lakes(Cumbria) I love taking photographs of light and water, sunrise and sunsets. This is a sunset looking over Lake Windermere last year. Bri.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on March 18, 2013, 06:10:11 PM
Nice picture, sir. I like the idea of this thread, but...I forgot how to upload a photo here. When I figure it out, I will do so.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Spell Chick on March 18, 2013, 06:18:33 PM
select the additional options and then select the file.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 18, 2013, 07:04:09 PM
     ^^  What she said. ha ha
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 18, 2013, 07:06:17 PM
Nice picture, sir. I like the idea of this thread, but...I forgot how to upload a photo here. When I figure it out, I will do so.

Go to wherever your pic is, click on share, click BBC code, highlight, copy, post in reply here and post. I learned it from Sc, and ff, and a bit from Pw.  ;D
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Mastafrank on March 18, 2013, 08:08:02 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/223027_10150740313085537_2328910_n.jpg)

 ;D ;D
Favorite pastime of mine during the summer....
Once a month I take my half brother out for Ice cream
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Mastafrank on March 18, 2013, 08:10:00 PM
WINE!!!!!

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Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Gayle on March 18, 2013, 10:31:32 PM
I took this picture on a hiking trip on Mount Edith Cavell in the Canadian Rockies in 2007. There are two glaciers that are hanging over this valley, and they are both in the process of melting: Angel Glacier and Cavell Glacier. This pond is the result of that melting and the chunks of ice are actually pieces of glacier that have broken off in the melting process. To give you a sense of scale, the man standing next to that piece of glacier is about 6 feet tall.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/Kananaskis/94d60954-9042-434e-9b42-08d5c695bdf6.jpg?t=1363660259)
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Laura H on March 18, 2013, 10:35:21 PM
I looked through my saved pictures to add something and found this one.  Mom.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 18, 2013, 10:45:24 PM
Wow! Frankie your bro is so cute man.

Love the wine, reminds me of my import/export days

Gayle, Wow! That's one big snowball! ;D Love that great-outdoors moment.

Love the one of you're Ma Laura, my speciality is B+W and sepia
I used to have my own self-built darkroom for doing my own pics.

Thanks for the response guys, I hope it continues. Bri.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Spell Chick on March 19, 2013, 06:00:46 AM
This is me and my big sister. She has been my shelter all my life. She is five years older than I am and was happy to have a baby to play with and there has never been a time when she hasn't been there, like this, with her arm around me, protecting me from all the badness that might be out there.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 19, 2013, 06:42:15 AM
What a lovely happy pose Patti, I grumble a lot about my big sis, but I wouldn't be without her. xbx
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 19, 2013, 04:25:48 PM
Hiya guys. We holiday every year in the English Lakes, we go to a little cottage on the shore of Windermere, called Azalea cottage, would recommend it to anyone, especially if you have dogs, cos they let you take em as long as you're responsible and look after them properly. We climbed up into the foothills, and on the way up Tod Crag(behind the cottage) I kept noticing the effects the passenger launches were having on the water, down at the bottom of the valley. As it was getting near dusk and the light was perfect, I waited for another launch to pass and took three pics. This is one of them, and I love it. I'm thinking of getting this one enlarged and mounted on our wall. Hope you all like it. Bri.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5190/5860976578_e76e77e49c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5860976578/)
DSC04607 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5860976578/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: DistantSun on March 19, 2013, 05:01:46 PM
(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_9724_zpsdad3cbe6.jpg)

One year there seemed to be hundreds of little frogs congregating around the base of our downspouts, both in the front and back yard. The kids loved watching them, catching them . . . taking them for a swim in the wading pool we used to have. I wasn't so keen on picking up the adult-sized creatures, but this one was really cute :)
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: DistantSun on March 19, 2013, 05:04:48 PM
I was at a park with my kids and my parents when they were visiting a few years ago, when I spotted this mama Canadian goose and her two little goslings. Just strolling along at a leisurely pace, just like the two-legged creatures who would give them a wide berth as they passed :D
(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_9426_2_2_zps5883c24e.jpg)
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 19, 2013, 05:31:48 PM
Aww They're gorgeous Ds. We were in Hope Valley one year for a change and there's loads of primordial(think that's right) forests that went all the way down to the lake. We were walking round the perimeter of it when we came upon a nest just sitting there all on its own with one egg in it, and it was huge! But cold. So we knew it was abandoned. We'd never seen a CG or its eggs before. I'll see if I can find the pic and post it. Bri
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Dawn on March 19, 2013, 06:18:42 PM
They're some fab piccies on here.
This is one of my gorgeous boys. It means a lot to me because it's a rare moment when Alfie lets you in.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Mastafrank on March 19, 2013, 06:27:11 PM
Aww   :-*



WHEN WILL IT END :'( :'(
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 19, 2013, 06:31:09 PM
More racist snow Frankie? It only ever falls as a white powder! Shocking!  ;D

Great pics of the kids Dawn, lovely cheerful, mischevous boys. Bri

Sorry came back to modify post and put the right names to the right pics. (blushes)(Oh, the shame!)  ;D
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Mastafrank on March 19, 2013, 06:45:50 PM
Heres a sunset shot of the Marina...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/392934_10151878712660537_1194693344_n.jpg)

and a panoramic shot..

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Post by: Dawn on March 19, 2013, 06:48:55 PM
Thank you. They're happy boys.
Lovely shot, pope. Good rules of third.  ;)
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Post by: DistantSun on March 19, 2013, 07:16:52 PM
I love a good sunset photo :D And the cheeky smiles on the boys' faces Dawn :D

Here's another favourite of mine, taken a few years ago at a provincial nature reserve near home. I've been terrified (why, I don't know) of butterflies and moths since I was a kid, and the day we went happened to be during the Monarch migration season. Hubby and the kids were walking ahead, while I was lagging behind looking for interesting creatures and plants to photograph. I turned, noticing this Monarch on a branch at head-height a metre away from me. Just sitting there, waiting for me to take its picture :) I took about fifteen before it flew away, but it was the first time I'd seen one close enough to notice the white spots on its body. I was actually fascinated . . . as long as it kept its distance :P

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_0164_2_zpsdc4dee80.jpg)
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Pale Writer on March 19, 2013, 07:26:06 PM
Cute picture, Dawn.  I remember my first introduction of Alfie was in a story at a train station you had wrote.

Nice to put a smile to the boy's wonder.

Here at Science North(where there's real snow, not that city stuff), DS, there's a room which holds all sorts of butterflies. They flutter about and land everywhere, so it's not uncommon to find one on your nose, well maybe 3 on mine cause its so damn big :(
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 19, 2013, 07:29:10 PM
What's big? The butterlowy(butterfly) or your nose? Or both? ::)

Came back to say, great sunset pop, Loved the panoramic more though.

Ds, that butterfly is posing! ha ha. Beautiful photo, I get the feeling those monarchs are big enough to walk anywhere! ha ha. xbx
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Pale Writer on March 19, 2013, 07:31:48 PM
I was warned never to swim on my back through the Straits of Gibraltar, over navigational concerns
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 19, 2013, 07:43:35 PM
Sunsets, I got!

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4152/5162476040_5840709394.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5162476040/)
30-9-10 iphone pics of skies (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5162476040/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4128/5162475154_8b4c3505a2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5162475154/)
2-10-10 At Whitecross Bay (Windermere) 004 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5162475154/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Gyppo on March 19, 2013, 07:48:41 PM
Every now and then someone gets an urge to promote 'take your dog to work' day.

Byron, the cadaver dog, playing around on a zip-line from the practice tower on an open day at the fire headquarters.  This is an example of how they would get him down from a harbour wall onto a burned out and possibly capsized ship, or alternatively, evacuate him in a hurry from a tower block.

Left click to enlarge.

Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 19, 2013, 07:51:57 PM
I bet he loves that Gyp, Lovely dog. Wonder if it "Wheeeeees!" comin down? ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on March 19, 2013, 08:07:21 PM
To be honest he looks absolutely bored on the way down.  I think he just shuts off until his feet are back on the ground and he can get to work again.  As soon as he met his handler at the bottom he was all alert and eager again.

Gyppo
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: DistantSun on March 19, 2013, 08:13:55 PM
Gorgeous sunsets Bri!

That butterfly was a big one - one wing was almost the size of one of my palms (the little frog in that other pic is thumbnail-size, for comparison).
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 19, 2013, 08:20:09 PM
Careful what you wish for Ds. I love sunrises and sunsets, and I've got hundreds of em! ;D Bri.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Gyppo on March 19, 2013, 09:00:54 PM
Here's a non-rise ;-).  Summer Solstice, view from Stonehenge,about three years ago.

Ground level was still bathed in the monochrome shades of night and the sun, despite having risen about twenty minutes earlier when the cloud was blocking the horizon in a solid black wedge, was hidden by the slightly higher clouds which had drifted across with the dawn.  I was a fascinated by the silvery water-colour effect.  I've seen moonrises with nearly as much colour, but never managed to catch one.

Left click to enlarge.

Gyppo
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 19, 2013, 09:05:23 PM
Could you not get behind the Henge,gyp? I used to have my lunch parked up outside Stonehenge every week mate. There's Japanese tourists who'll be showing their holiday snaps to their families for years, and they'll all ask What's that white thing behind the monument, and it'll be me in my 3.5t curtain-sider! ha ha.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Laura H on March 19, 2013, 09:06:53 PM
Love all the pics posted.  Stories behind every one.

Most of mine are too large to post, data wise.

Here's one of my ancestors.  Crazy bunch of folks, surprisingly. And YES.  That is a noose.  Who doesn't bring a noose to a family picnic?
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: DistantSun on March 19, 2013, 09:08:58 PM
The patterns in the clouds there Gyp are beautiful :)

Bri - I used to run into Japanese tourists all the time in Sydney. Offered to take group photos for them, impressing them with my minimal knowledge of their language, and they'd ask to take a photo with me :) Maybe I've already had my fifteen minutes of fame... but it was fifteen years ago and in Japan so I didn't get to enjoy it :P
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Gyppo on March 19, 2013, 09:38:37 PM
Brian,

I have lots of pictures around the Henge, but that one I just took from where I was standing.  Not far from the entrance.  No attempt to make a better shot, just grabbed what I saw and hoped it would come out more or less as I was seeing it.  Sometimes what the eye sees and what the camera captures are two very different things.  That morning, despite being cold, wet, and with both knees screaming in pain from being stood up all night, I got what I was after.

The elusive sunrise over the heelstone has always evaded me.  I've seen it a few times, when it didn't have a camera, or had run out of film, but have never captured it.  Maybe, one year.

Laura, are you sure it wasn't a 'necktie' party?
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 19, 2013, 09:39:34 PM
Am lovin this idea, the pics are all wonderful. Ds, for you, hope you like.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8380/8572684659_b71d109003.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8572684659/)
DSC02859 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8572684659/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 19, 2013, 09:47:11 PM
I used to run round the country nearly, all in a good 12 -15 hours. Start in Notts, then down to Yeovil, then across to Boscombe Down(port something? secret testing place? can't remember the bloody name of it, do you know Gyp?), then cross country headin southeast to Gosport, back up M25/A1 to RAF Wittering and back in to base. Loved doin that run. Just me, the roads and the music blasting on the cd player(It was the only thing that never broke down on the vehicle!
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 19, 2013, 09:50:37 PM
Love all the pics posted.  Stories behind every one.

Most of mine are too large to post, data wise.

Here's one of my ancestors.  Crazy bunch of folks, surprisingly. And YES.  That is a noose.  Who doesn't bring a noose to a family picnic?

Great pic Laura, which ones your mam?
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Post by: Gyppo on March 19, 2013, 10:04:50 PM
Brian.

You're probably thinking of Porton Down, biological warfare research place.  Still well guarded.  Still a 'restricted area'.  No stopping, no photography.  Break down in the road outside and they'll come out and tow you away and arrange for a garage to do the rest.  A good few years back I walked by one night in thre small hours and a man with a dog matched me step for step along their side of the fence.  Two men in a jeep came out and advised me to "Keep going, Sir."

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Here's the Stones with a few people sprawled around in front, very different image from the empty view.   There were about 24.000 'worshippers' there that particularly soggy Solstice, so this is just a few of them.

Left click to enlarge

Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 19, 2013, 10:14:49 PM
Wow! That's a lot of people gyppo. I'd feel claustrophobic! ha ha. Porton, that's the place. Solstice services on the 303, brilliant watering hole. All new roads there now. I had a pass for getting on all the sites except porton. I only ever took one or two little wheels there so they'd meet me at the gate. I never once got in the place proper. Very mysterious. Got a nice one of Glastonbury Tor. Will post tomorrow. ave enjoyed all yours and everyones company here, but I'm tired and am off tuh beed! laf. Gnight all. Bri.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Laura H on March 19, 2013, 10:19:14 PM
Great pic Laura, which ones your mam?

Me Mam's the fiesty one in the hat dodging the noose.

Nope.  Not a necktie, Gyppo.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: DistantSun on March 19, 2013, 10:47:29 PM
Am lovin this idea of mine, the pics are all wonderful. Ds, for you, hope you like.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8380/8572684659_b71d109003.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8572684659/)
DSC02859 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8572684659/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Wow!! Stunning photo Bri!
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 20, 2013, 04:17:26 AM
Love all the pics posted.  Stories behind every one.

Most of mine are too large to post, data wise.

Here's one of my ancestors.  Crazy bunch of folks, surprisingly. And YES.  That is a noose.  Who doesn't bring a noose to a family picnic?

Is there a story behind the use of the noose Laura? I mean what kinda "picnic" was it?
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Gyppo on March 20, 2013, 05:40:12 AM
Most of mine are too large to post, data wise.

Laura, it's quite easy to make a picture smaller.  Most of mine are bigger than the versions I post on here.  Picasa will do it for you, as well as letting you sort all your images into' albums'.  Having said that, although I use Picasa for organising I use another freebie programme, Irfan View, for most of my alterations.  Usually just a bit of cropping and resizing.  It has a whole load of special effects, like Picasa, and you save the modified version under another name.  Usually the same name but with a number on the end.  Some people find it a bit 'geeky', but it seems logical enough to me.

I think Picasa lets you post a link, as Brian does from Flikr or Photobucket, or whatever.  I like to keep my photos more in-house, so I do it the Irfan way.

Picasa, the first time you ever run it, will find every photo you have, even if they're scattered across several discs.  This can take quite a while on that first run, but it will then give you a nice long list with 'thumbnails'.

I know there are several similar programmes out there, each with their devotees and detractors, but these are the two I use.

If you do download Picasa be aware it tries to download a lot of allegedly useful extras at the same time.  This is because it's a Google product and they like to take charge if everything in the interest of 'making your life easier'.  So watch for these 'optional extras' and untick the 'yes please, I'm a moron who needs my hand held every step of the way' boxes.  You can always add one or two of them in later if you decide they are really useful.

http://www.irfanview.com/

Gyppo
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 20, 2013, 06:05:47 AM
Morn' gyp. I need help with a photo-problem. When Jen(globe trotting daughter) sends me her pics I save em in yahoo on-line pics(cos she sends em from her iphone) Is there some easy-to-do way I can save em all to me laptop? Cos if there is? I can't find it. Oh btw, did you receive my second pm yesterday, cos I never got a reply? Cheers
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Gyppo on March 20, 2013, 06:18:24 AM
You need to find someone who is more familiar with Yahoo.  I've no doubt it can be done, but...  Put it up as question in it's own right.

I'm quite a Luddite except in a few small areas of computing which I've hammered into my old-fashioned typewriter and paper notes skull.

I got the message.  You will get an answer, but at the moment it's a long way down today's list.  I haven't even had breakfast yet ;-)  Playing silly beggars for now until my brain recovers from being up until nearly 5 Am finishing off Freddy Forsyths The Afghan

Gyppo
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 20, 2013, 06:37:51 AM
No bother mate. That's a good idea, I'll post in Writers Questions, there's bound to be a geek knowledgeable kind person there who'll be able to help me.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 20, 2013, 07:17:50 PM
Took this one a couple of years back when I was drivin for the MOD. Had noticed this fence at the top of the hill and it was a nice silhouette-type pic. So I went back the next evening and waited . . . and waited, till finally the light was just right and I took this amazing(to me) photo. Like I said, I love taking photos of light, water, sunrises and sunsets and everything else in between. Cheers

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8368/8573748390_2e665aab01.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8573748390/)
010 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8573748390/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 20, 2013, 07:23:18 PM
Because of a traffic detour due to an accident, I ended up passing this place. I parked my wagon and walked a little way up, but kept looking back to make sure the vehicle was ok. That's when in the distance of a few hundred yards I spied a Yellow-peril making her way towards the wagon! I turned took three shots(bracketing) and scarpered back down to me ride, and buggered orf! Hope you like this one. It's Glastonbury Tor.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8529/8573788876_aa584f9c7b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8573788876/)
DSC03388 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8573788876/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: fire-fly on March 20, 2013, 08:08:59 PM
Bri, try to write click on the photo and go down to save image as and a box pops up with choices where to post them. Even if you put them all on your desktop and work a folder out later, you will have them mate.

I'm sure yahoo will let you do that
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: DistantSun on March 20, 2013, 08:28:22 PM
Love that fence silhouette one :D

Another one - I seem to have a fascination with the natural world when it comes to taking photos. We were out on a walk through another provincial park last year when we came across this Screech Owl hiding in the tree. If I didn't have my zoom lens, I wouldn't have seen him at all (the tour guide must have super eagle eyesight or been tipped off that it was there :P ).
(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_5451_2_zps7a8e0321.jpg)
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: DistantSun on March 20, 2013, 08:30:53 PM
And . . . just because I can . . . another one. I was on a flight from Halifax to Toronto a few years ago, and noticed this view out my window. How could I not capture it? I thought it looked rather ethereal. I've always been captivated by the 'above the clouds' view :D (Just not when I was hooked up to a parachute with an instructor on my back  ::) ).

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_7004_2_zpsc3c622b4.jpg)

Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 20, 2013, 08:34:56 PM
Oh that's beautiful J, really good.

Thanks ff, I actually forgot for a min what you were on about then I got it(memory) Cheers both. More in a min, I thought people would pile up to post, it must be cos this is primarily a wordy place! ha ha.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Gyppo on March 20, 2013, 09:12:53 PM
DS, your cloud picture triggered a rather vivid flashback.  A long Time ago, maybe forty years or so, I flew into Glasgow one evening aboard a British Airways Tri-Star.  At thirty thousand feet the view from the window was very similar to your picture.  Plenty of light and a sun thinking of going down but still well above the horizon.

Then we dropped down through the cloud and it was like passing through a trap door.  Under the cloud it night-time, with street lights on and the beams of car headlights whizzing merrily along.  

Such a change in a matter of minutes.  Almost fairytale stuff.

Brian, really like your fence shot.

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Here's a picture of a Junior horseman, showing off his 'hoss' at a horse fair in Hampshire.  The Gyspies take over the village for most of the day and ride their horses up and down the sanded section of street to let prospective buyers see them in action.  The older teenagers who are there looking for a possible wife as well sometimes get a bit carried away and ride a little recklessly.  But the older hands calm them down if they're likely to come to the attention of the RSPCA inspectors.

This one was too young to be wife-hunting, but a second or so later he clipped the barrier at the end of the track where I was stood taking pictures and knocked me flying.  The horse skidded on the sand during the tight turn.  Sometimes 'get in close and fill the frame' has unexpected consequences.

If you look at his face you can see he knows he's cutting the turn a bit late.

Left click to enlarge.

Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Gyppo on March 20, 2013, 09:20:15 PM
When you try for 'action shots', when you have to 'ambush a specific moment, sometimes you lose detail but capture the 'spirit' of the moment.

My nephew, a grown man of thirty-odd, loves jumping over fires.  This particular one was in a forty gallon drum with some of the wood sticking up about a foot above the rim.

Left click to enlarge.

Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Pale Writer on March 20, 2013, 09:27:30 PM
Surely there are better ways to warm the kibbles up?
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Gyppo on March 20, 2013, 09:54:03 PM
Probably.  But a quick belt of adrenaline isn't a bad place to start ;-)
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 20, 2013, 09:55:41 PM
*Sings* "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire!" ha ha
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Post by: bri h on March 20, 2013, 10:02:34 PM
Great action photo's Gyp. Love the kiddies expression. ha ha. As promised, here's a lovely one of Our Jen,#1 daughter when she was in Angor wat, bout another 10 of these, but not all for here I think.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8094/8575565531_fc9caf1432.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8575565531/)
3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8575565531/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: DistantSun on March 20, 2013, 11:14:41 PM
Thanks both of you :) Bri - Jen has such a beautiful smile. I bet she has some amazing travel adventure stories to tell!

Gyp - as for your crazy nephew... PW's comment is still making me giggle :D That above/below the clouds shift is rather surreal, I agree. I'll never ever forget the first time I flew somewhere (not counting the little Cessna joyflight when I was a kid), and seeing the clouds from above. It felt like I was watching a scene in a fantasy movie.
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Post by: bri h on March 21, 2013, 05:00:00 AM
I too loved your cloud pic J. It reminded me of my first trip in a powered plane(been in a few gliders) We took off from Stanstead and headed over to Paderborn in Germany to see in the New Year 2004-5. We got up, levelled off and coasted over east England. The sun came up over the horizon and lit up the sky in a lovely blue shimmer. I fell in love. The clouds underneath looked the same as in your pic. All fluffy and edible, I remember thinking. Bit like white and pink candy floss. I was gutted later on to find out that because we were on the plane for less than an hour, we didn't qualify for Duty-Free. I thought to myself, well mebbee if I take me time gettin off at the airport in Germany I'll just squeeze the time out enough to get some cheaper ciggies and whisky. But no, wasn't meant to be. Ha ha. So anyway, the announcement came over the tannoy, "Fasten Seat belts." We did and we started to descend. Under the clouds was a totally different look. It was cloudy, drizzly and wet. I remember thinking, No, this isn't Germany! This is Sunderland on a drizzly dreary wet morning! I coulda got this at home! ha ha. Thanks for the memory-jogger. xbx
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Post by: fire-fly on March 21, 2013, 05:39:34 AM
This is a photo I took on my phone the day of the bad fires we had a couple of months back.

It was about seven at night and this beautiful sun burst through the clouds but couldn't stop the rain that followed.  :D

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Fires/20130118_183331_zpsa459edf0.jpg)
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Post by: Gyppo on March 21, 2013, 05:47:54 AM
If it wasn't for the wires this is one of your pictures with a potentially weird and disorientating perspective.   The viewer could almost equally well be looking down into water between rocks and reefs as up into the sky.

Puts me in mind of that one you posted some time back, of the hot air balloon reflected in a lake, where it looked as if the balloon was serenely travelling through the depths.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on March 21, 2013, 06:32:35 AM
 :D :D

I remember that one.

Skip took the wires out of this shot for me but I have to go through my folders to find it
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Post by: fire-fly on March 21, 2013, 06:39:23 AM
Amazing what you find when you actually look isn't it.  :D :D

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/SkyShot001_zps73d66286.jpg)
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 21, 2013, 07:05:28 AM
That's just me turning on the lights in Canada, lil glo. :p

Some nice pics on this thread.
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Post by: bri h on March 21, 2013, 08:52:24 AM
Wow! thats a really beautiful scene ff, I totally get what you mean as well gyp, lovely analogy. I can almost, but not quite see a parachutist in the middle of the frame? Can anyone else see that? Love this, I bet Ds will as well. I'll finish how I started. Wow! xbx
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Post by: 2par on March 21, 2013, 10:43:52 AM
brianh - the water is like rippled glass.... like the old glass you find in old windows.  there's a kind of purity about it, an orderliness..
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Post by: 2par on March 21, 2013, 10:49:19 AM
fire fly, i'm in love with that powerful sky, as if the shooting light is recording something we aren't seeing.
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Post by: bri h on March 21, 2013, 10:50:53 AM
A ghost of electrical storms hang in the ether. bri
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Post by: bri h on March 21, 2013, 05:51:12 PM
I took this on the way back from RAF Valley, on the A55 E/bound at Colwyn Bay. The scenery in this area begs to be photographed so who was I to deny a request?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8248/8572696333_e1ec6e5feb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8572696333/)
DSC02959 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8572696333/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: fire-fly on March 21, 2013, 06:12:23 PM
That day, it was 45'C and we worked our rings out all day. We were straggling home and found a house alight and when we finished that, the above sky greeted us. Made our day thats for sure.  :D

Bri are they mountains in the background or clouds?

They look like cotton wool or puffed up marshmallows.

Nature does some amazing things. The camera never quite does them justice when I take them but helps the memory stick doesn't it.  ;)
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Post by: bri h on March 21, 2013, 06:12:30 PM
Lovely dramatic colourful sunset.
 
Layer upon layer of streamed golden twilight.
Warm to the eyes and beckoning home. (I shoulda been a poet!)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8381/8572653791_957032f9b7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8572653791/)
088 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8572653791/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: fire-fly on March 21, 2013, 06:13:11 PM
  :-X :-X
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Post by: bri h on March 21, 2013, 06:17:53 PM
That day, it was 45'C and we worked our rings out all day. We were straggling home and found a house alight and when we finished that, the above sky greeted us. Made our day thats for sure.  :D

Bri are they mountains in the background or clouds?

They look like cotton wool or puffed up marshmallows.

Nature does some amazing things. The camera never quite does them justice when I take them but helps the memory stick doesn't it.  ;)

Hiya fire-chick(don't know why I never thought of that before now?  :D)
The mountains are in Wales(can't remember their names? I bet gyp knows.) They're mountains but covered in the clouds. Lovely to see. Did you like me poem on the RMP thread? Don't know if you're into poetry? Am just askin cos I think it's one of me best. But need a second, or 50 opinion! ha ha. xbx
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Post by: fire-fly on March 21, 2013, 06:21:13 PM
Nah don't read poetry mate, goes over my head. I get a limerick.  ::)

Tis a great shot Bri, I love the way clouds can change something.
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 21, 2013, 07:07:33 PM
My lil bro loves records :D

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/403713_10151188191300537_959309356_n.jpg)
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Post by: bri h on March 21, 2013, 07:36:05 PM
Put a lightweight model of something on the turntable frankie. Or make paper models. I used to do this all the time with my little-uns. That pose of his is just what my two used to do. So relaxed innit?
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 21, 2013, 08:16:35 PM
He loves John lennon and the Beatles :D  better than that shit coming from Bieber and Gaga
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Post by: DistantSun on March 21, 2013, 08:48:04 PM
He loves John lennon and the Beatles :D  better than that shit coming from Bieber and Gaga

My kids don't know who Bieber and Gaga are... but ask them to sing you some Rush or the Beatles, and they'll keep you (or occasionally fellow customers at whatever store we're at) entertained :D

I had one of those record players when I was a kid!
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Post by: bri h on March 21, 2013, 08:50:50 PM
Will dig them things out for you tomorrow J, weather permitting. I'll post here or in pm, tomorrow. Gnight all. Creating creative well-thought-out poetry takes it out of one. So am told! ha ha
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Post by: DistantSun on March 21, 2013, 09:24:51 PM
Will dig them things out for you tomorrow J, weather permitting. I'll post here or in pm, tomorrow. Gnight all. Creating creative well-thought-out poetry takes it out of one. So am told! ha ha

Thanks!

Here's another one from me: I noticed this bee hovering over the cucumber plant flowers in my garden a few years ago. I was able to sit down - albeit very slowly - barely a metre away, and snap a few high-res pics that I cropped later on. I couldn't believe the detail I could see, down to all the little hairs on its body. It was almost a meditative experience sitting there for a few minutes just watching it do its thing :)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_9981_zpscf58305f.jpg)
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Post by: fire-fly on March 21, 2013, 10:04:12 PM
Do you have a macro lens Sunny? I don't but I would love one for my spider shots.
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Post by: DistantSun on March 22, 2013, 09:23:35 AM
I don't - it is a good tool to have when doing nature photography. I just take the shots in hi-res mode for now so I can enlarge and crop them without losing too much quality. I found a spider shot for Bri though... in the 'last post' thread :D
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Post by: Dawn on March 22, 2013, 09:26:42 AM
You can actually turn your lens round (only on some cameras I believe) and take a picture as a macro lens. Might be worth a go (you would need a steady hand though)

Jeanette, your depth of field is good on that piccie. Are you a pro?
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Post by: bri h on March 22, 2013, 09:36:06 AM
Note to self. Stay out of, "The Last Person to Post!"  ;D
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Post by: DistantSun on March 22, 2013, 12:25:54 PM
Ha!

No Dawn. I've just been practising for about 30 years :D Ever since I nicked my Dad's old Fujica SLR and used up a couple of rolls of film - almost all the pics turned out fuzzy :P So he decided (after getting a wee bit mad) that it was best to teach me how to use it. I took photography as an art elective in high school, and really enjoyed doing all the developing and printing. Still have most of my negs from those days too. I had visions - or rather delusions - of making a business out of it, but reality set in and made me realise it wouldn't be fun anymore if it became work. And I didn't want anything to steal my sense of enjoyment when it comes to taking an awesome photo :)

I had almost 26,000 photos in my iPhoto library on here before hubby had to transfer them to a backup drive recently, because I was literally almost out of disk space on my laptop!
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Post by: bri h on March 22, 2013, 01:16:03 PM
oo a fellow snapper! I miss my old D+P days don't you? Locked away in my self-made dark-room for hours on end. Watching new photo's come alive like watching a baby being born. I still have my neg-file, full of my life(and other animals ha ha) My weapon of choice was Kyocera, but in those far of halcyon days, simply Yashica. Have still got one left and an old Lubitel look-downer! ha ha. Am so glad digital took over. Now taking masses of pics costs nothing. Bracketing? Why stop with three when you can make sure by taking ten. More later. I have to make Skinny's tea for her coming in from work and also getting her claws done! ha ha. Cos it's snowning here, am gonna do a nice curried rice to keep the cold out. Nice reminiscing with ya J. xbx
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Post by: bri h on March 23, 2013, 05:11:30 PM
Hiya guys. I'm in the process(a long one, I have to do day-by-day, it's that long)
of clearing out the chaff in my photo's. Any of note, I'll share. This one isn't mine but it's so moody, I thought you's would like to see it. It's from a Sunderland-old-photo's-archive. I love the atmosphere of it.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8582982031_0461126603.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8582982031/)
lookin out to sea from Sland (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8582982031/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: bri h on March 23, 2013, 05:19:38 PM
Another borrowed one of the same ilk. This one is absolutely stunning. So jealous I never took it. One fault IMO, whoever developed it, didn't leave it long enough in the developer fluid. I think for effect, it coulda been a bit darker. What do you think?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8582981331_59f4178beb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8582981331/)
Sunderland Train Station (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8582981331/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: bri h on March 23, 2013, 05:25:41 PM
Last one for tonight. This is mine. I was coming back from the longest run Helston in Cornwal, 2010l. Noticing my reflection in the windscreen, I snapped off a couple of frames and this one's one of them. I like it, but I also think it has a Freddie Kruger-ish look about it. Heh heh.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8381/8582982165_14f687dcfc.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8582982165/)
Silhouette of me in Wagon(Freddie Kruger) 2010 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8582982165/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 23, 2013, 06:52:26 PM
I've been enjoying the photos everyone has been posting. But having made my living taking photos at one point in my life, it occurred to me that others might not be aware that photos can also be copyrighted.

Here's a good web site to brush up on what you can or should not use if it's not your own work or you haven't been give the right to use it.

http://blog.kenkaminesky.com/photography-copyright-and-the-law/
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Post by: fire-fly on March 23, 2013, 07:01:20 PM
Looks like a good site thanks Alice, I have saved it for a look see later.
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Post by: bri h on March 23, 2013, 08:52:30 PM
Good article, that ken seems well genned up on his stuff. Rest assured these photo's came from a public domain archive. Else I wouldn't have posted em. xbx
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 23, 2013, 08:56:27 PM
Good to know Brian.

Having had some of my shots copied (illegally), I'm a little fussy about such things. 
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Post by: bri h on March 23, 2013, 09:02:43 PM
Have been an amateur/semi in my spares as well chuck. It makes you wary. I'm planning to up/grade my neg file which goes back to the late 80's. But I need to place all negs on me scanner and hope for results. Unless you know a better way? I've got a couple of thousand, so it's no small task. xbx
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Post by: DistantSun on March 23, 2013, 09:27:18 PM
I'm not sure whether I could think of an easier way either Bri. I used to have a Nikon film scanner that I ended up selling because I hardly used it, even before I went digital.
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Post by: bri h on March 23, 2013, 10:10:00 PM
My married life is in that neg file. A few before as well, but mostly it's the vignettes of me girls I want to save. I'd be in the dark-room for 8-10 hrs doing foto after foto. Then dryin em and sepia them. Lovely doin a partial sepia b+w. Dip, wipe. Dip, wipe till the desired effect. I tried infra-red for a while as well. Stunning photo's.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 23, 2013, 10:13:40 PM
Have you tried scanning a negative yet? I tried a few and didn't care for the results.

The only other think I can think of is to take them to a photo lab and have them to print proof sheets. That can become expensive very quick - so maybe a few at a time and the price might not bite as much.

Yes, I have boxes of negative also.  ::)
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Post by: bri h on March 23, 2013, 10:16:33 PM
Am plannin tryin a neg or 2,500! I'll jus hang on to em till the technology catches up.
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Post by: bri h on March 24, 2013, 08:16:42 AM
Marsden Rock in the North East coast, between South Shields and Sunderland. The scene of many crimes in my youth. It used to be a right-of-passage by all the lads,(and a few lasses) to get on the top of it. Look at the smoothness of the strata. The trick is, you wait till low tide, then swim round the back of it with your old shoes tied to your body. Find a good place to get out of the water, put your shoes on then climb. Some of the braver lads could do it at high spring/summer tide. Not me. But I still did it. The rock used to be much bigger with a natural arch, but it started to crumble. Bits were dropping off it onto people exploring it. So they blasted it down to make it as it is now.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8584351802_6b765f7769.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8584351802/)
DSC03499 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8584351802/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Note the straight precise line left from where they blasted it. I heard it was ex-miners who were responsible. Who knows? But I think they did a good job.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8583291651_cf677d7198.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8583291651/)
DSC03411 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8583291651/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

These figures can be found on the North Foreshore in South Shields. It's a lovely work of art called "The Conversation." But everyone in s/s calls them "The Weebles." I'm sure you can see why.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8370/8584403618_7b3e766f0b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8584403618/)
DSC03299 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8584403618/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

They're supposed to represent the fisher-wives waiting for their loved ones to return from fishing.(I think?)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8583300901_8f4058d38e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8583300901/)
DSC03304 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8583300901/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8242/8583300589_e69ae4711a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8583300589/)
DSC03334 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8583300589/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr




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Post by: Gayle on March 24, 2013, 04:45:27 PM
I didn't take this picture, I found it on the internet. It's of a sign at a marina in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/Kananaskis/Dogs.jpg)
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Post by: bri h on March 24, 2013, 05:15:02 PM
Ha ha ha Gayle, will let that one slip by the filter cos it's so funny! We go on holiday a couple o times a year to a cottage in the English Lake District, that's pet friendly. There's a guest book in it, and we too have left comments in it by Barney and Maisie. It's taken off now, cos every guest with dog(s) who stay there, leave doggy-comments. ha ha.
 Ain't you got any you took? All welcome, they don't have to be artistically or professionally correct. Just interesting and with a bit of descrip. Go on, have a go. Resp, Bri.
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 26, 2013, 04:07:36 PM
Two things achieved successfully today. I found quite a few of the pics I want to post here. Plus, I've figured out quite quickly how to work my printer/scanner again! Yippee! ha ha. This first one is from Westoe's Open Day in 1990-ish? I was down the pit taking photo's of the visitors. Management were in a tizz over how we were gonna keep track of all the films n photo's. Bri stepped in and saved the day. Alpha-numeric and the first pic on the roll was one of us with a placard reading which number film. Easy. At the end of the day, we each took the others' photo's to mark Our day, so this is mine.
Btw, "I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"(Bob Dylan)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8525/8593554080_0fc14ef1c9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8593554080/)
Open Day at Westoe Colliery (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8593554080/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

This is me in the front carriage of the Man-Set. The train used to carry us safely from the shaft in South Shields, eleven miles out under the North Sea to the workings, and back

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8103/8592510805_3588f26f21.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8592510805/)
down t'pit. me on the man-set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8592510805/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr.

This last one, I took of my little darlings when they were just toddlers. I don't know why, cos she could never explain properly, but my ex, never liked this shot. But I think it's superb. Hope you's like it too.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8097/8593554252_b7e2a0af4f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8593554252/)
Jen n Kath when they were toddlers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8593554252/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Mastafrank on March 27, 2013, 08:43:17 PM
 :D :D :D

Nice Brian :D


2010 Christmas with the Nephews (he seems pissed ???)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/167850_10150380030905537_4783677_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: DistantSun on March 27, 2013, 08:54:23 PM
Bri - I think I might have posted these a while ago on another thread, before you were on MWC. But here they are: a rabbit on our front lawn several years ago, and a small garter snake at my friend's farm (with whom I had a long staring comp before it slithered away :D ).

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_7592_zpsb2bd1c14.jpg)
(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_6217_zps5f7137ec.jpg)
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: bri h on March 27, 2013, 09:21:47 PM
Yo! Frankie, s'that you? You look kinda big for that little car man! ha ha. Nice photo mate. Snow's not my favourite thing at the mo.  ;D

Lovely photo's J. I think the snake looks kinda cute. Reminds me of frogg for some unknown reason. heh heh. Did you like "The Conversation" pics? What about the pit ones, or me bairns? Ain't they so cuuuuuuuute? xbx
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: Gayle on March 27, 2013, 09:31:25 PM
I think the snake looks kinda cute.

I think that's because it's a front view and the gap between his lips that allows him to flick his tongue out makes it look like he's saying, "Oh!".
Title: Re: A Picture and a Post
Post by: fire-fly on March 27, 2013, 10:59:09 PM
All nice pics guys, I do like them. Love the snake.  :D
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Post by: bri h on March 28, 2013, 05:14:24 PM
Marsden Grotto, pub and restaurant. Said to be haunted, but the only spirits there come in bottles. It's south of South Shields and almost to Sunderland. Beautiful mostly un-touched coastline. I sigh with nostalgia every time I see pics of it. If you's get the chance, visit it. There are rickety steps(very safe tho)from the cliff-top to the grotto, where you can get stunning pics of the Rock, or better still, a lovely lift. B

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8090/8583285437_a5f7d63fbf.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8583285437/)
DSC03456 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8583285437/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Inside the Grotto.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8371/8584351946_1f5675aa42.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8584351946/)
DSC03495 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8584351946/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8516/8584384186_e2c9f4eaa5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8584384186/)
DSC03480 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8584384186/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8226/8584391534_5faa0a773c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8584391534/)
DSC03418 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8584391534/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8584396428_e1e4cca1f7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8584396428/)
DSC03374 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8584396428/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Last one for today. This is one I took last year, about a mile from where we live. It reminds me of The Dead Marshes, in LOTR. They're just dead tree-stumps, but they look so weird! Bri.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8085/8586272109_c935c8bce4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8586272109/)
sanyo march 068 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8586272109/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: fire-fly on March 28, 2013, 05:15:35 PM
Bloody hell, does it flood there?
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Post by: bri h on March 28, 2013, 05:20:19 PM
Sometimes, in the high spring tides. Good fun though. It's well battened up when it happens. We love those tides cos you find all sorts washed up on the beaches afterwards.
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 28, 2013, 09:24:19 PM
Excellent photos Brian :)
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Post by: bri h on March 28, 2013, 09:26:57 PM
Cheers Frank. Where's more of yours. You must have one camera and film that survived after takin your ugly mug?  ::)   ;D
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 28, 2013, 10:01:09 PM
 :D :D :D :D
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Post by: bri h on March 28, 2013, 10:40:59 PM
Don't laugh, you're just encouraging me.  :)
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Post by: bri h on March 30, 2013, 03:49:45 PM
Me Ma had a couple of friends on the C.B. Radio. One friends' husband had a fleet of trawlers that berthed in North Shields. The Tall Ships Race started from South Shields in 1986. We were all invited on the trawlers to watch the race from out at sea. First we crossed to N/S where we boarded one of the trawlers(there were six) then we went up the river to the Tyne Bridge. Then we came back down and out across the bar to open water(the bar is the stretch of water between the two light-houses) I had B/W film in camera on left of me, colour in cam on right of me and colour slide film in cam in front of me. Plus hundreds of pounds worth of spare film, and cokin filters for doing "specials." We all had a tremendous day with lots of stories, a few embarrassing ones I'll tell sometime. For now, this first pic is one of the Tall Ships taking part. Bri.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8389/8592765081_435ddc0638.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8592765081/)
Tall Ships Race 1986 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8592765081/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

This is another one further up-river. No names I'm afraid.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8592765079_98339ee7e5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8592765079/)
Tall Ships Race 19861 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8592765079/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Last one for tonight I think. This is the Miners Gala in Durham City. My Pits Banner. B.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8234/8593866070_1662cdf862.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8593866070/)
Westoe Lodge Banner @ Durham Miners Gala (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8593866070/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: Skip Slocum on March 30, 2013, 09:13:03 PM
From Valhalla's hearth Ė spirits of fire use conduit flame to visit earth. They meddle in dreams, whispering of things not yet known to mortals. Hold thyself still Ė see their eyes as they come forth.

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa55/skipknives/SH102233_zps7233dea4.jpg)
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Post by: bri h on March 30, 2013, 09:15:41 PM
Bollocks skip. This is your last failed-bar-b-que! ha ha.

That's a tremendous pic skip. You must have had your settin right up, to freeze the action like that. Good pic. Cheers, Bri.
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Post by: sugy on March 31, 2013, 01:29:38 AM
Bri, those ships look soooooo sea-worthy! ;) Lovely pics.


Skip,the blazing fire looks amazing. :)Caught well!
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Post by: bri h on March 31, 2013, 07:20:11 AM
Thanks sug, nice of you to say so. When I find em, I'll put the pics up of when we were out at sea with all the ships under sail. But when looking, you have to have Pirates of the Carribbean music on in the background! hee hee. b
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Post by: Skip Slocum on April 01, 2013, 09:35:24 PM
Here is one I snagged off the net. The full sized version is 1200 X 1600.

If anyone wants a copy, drop me a PM with your email and I'll send it to you.

I'm adding this one to my desktop backgrounds.
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Post by: Gayle on April 01, 2013, 10:52:38 PM
What? You didn't take that yourself? I would've thought you'd be the first to catch a rocket to get a picture of the moon.

Sorry, couldn't resist. Gorgeous picture.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on April 02, 2013, 12:49:28 AM
 ;D
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Post by: bri h on April 02, 2013, 02:55:32 AM
Tremendous pic Skip. Lovely. Got any more? 

dangerusb@btinternet.com

Thanks. Bri.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on April 02, 2013, 03:31:24 AM
I have lots of them I'll share. Many are not mine so personal use only.  ;)
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Post by: bri h on April 02, 2013, 03:42:51 AM
Me too mate. I only use flickr to pass my pics on to those who wanna see em. I have thousands, but only ever put a few on in places. I took some moon shots years ago with a Yashica semi-automatic with a motor-winder, and an attatchment that let me fit it to a telescope. A bit disappointing cos the focal length of the scope was a bit restrictive. That's why yours are so perfect to me. B
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Post by: Skip Slocum on April 02, 2013, 01:17:57 PM
Shoot yeah, nighttime focal length through a scope would be killer unless the scope was at least a foot across or more.
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Post by: Mastafrank on April 02, 2013, 07:34:44 PM
Lamb chops & scotch for Easter

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Post by: bri h on April 02, 2013, 07:59:19 PM
Hey Frank? Chops in Whiskey? I don't even have ice! heh heh.
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Post by: DistantSun on April 17, 2013, 12:38:14 PM
We have a family of these little birds (don't know what they are, can someone identify them?) living in the maple tree in our backyard. I took this about an hour ago:

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/LittleBird_zps6ace28e9.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/SunnysPics/media/LittleBird_zps6ace28e9.jpg.html)
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Post by: Skip Slocum on April 17, 2013, 12:51:15 PM
An exotic Periderm Wooded-Pecker?  ;D
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Post by: sugy on April 17, 2013, 01:19:03 PM
DS, I could be wrong,but if it looks small and has that marking of a 'tie' hanging from the neck, it could be a Great Tit. Check it out.

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Post by: DistantSun on April 17, 2013, 01:41:41 PM
Here's another view - unfortunately the bird is out of focus (I'm having autofocus issues with my zoom lens so I had it on manual), but maybe there is enough detail to figure it out for sure?

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/LittleBird2_zps3680b918.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/SunnysPics/media/LittleBird2_zps3680b918.jpg.html)
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Post by: sugy on April 17, 2013, 02:13:54 PM
DS, the second picture shows that it is a male house sparrow. Again, I am not an expert...wait for other's views.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on April 17, 2013, 03:52:17 PM
I thought the bird was a joke. This is what I saw.
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Post by: DistantSun on April 17, 2013, 04:44:41 PM
LOL - no, it is 100% real :) Thanks Sugy for giving me an idea of what it might be. I have almost no clue when it comes to the smaller feathered visitors that come by our place. The cardinals, woodpeckers and blue jays are much easier to identify :P
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Post by: bri h on April 18, 2013, 08:54:40 PM
To me, its either a Great Tit, or a house-sparrow? Can't tell, its too small to see. B
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Post by: Gayle on April 18, 2013, 09:14:10 PM
To me, its either a Great Tit, or a house-sparrow? Can't tell, its too small to see. B

Irony: a small bird called a "great tit".
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Post by: bri h on April 19, 2013, 03:18:47 AM
tsk tsk naughty writer! don't you feel any shame? Fancy a drink? I like birds with . . . oh never mind. heh heh. xbx
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Post by: Gayle on April 19, 2013, 12:11:18 PM
Isn't being shameless part of a writer's job description?
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Post by: bri h on April 19, 2013, 01:12:41 PM
"Why yes. Hopefully? About that drink . . . ?" heh heh
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Post by: dancingbare on April 19, 2013, 08:20:12 PM
My other hobby-photo date is off. Camera date off by about nine years...


http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/Tonym198/library
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Post by: DistantSun on April 19, 2013, 08:31:44 PM
My other hobby-photo date is off. Camera date off by about nine years...


http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/Tonym198/library

W-o-w!!  :o Stunning work there, all of them. Can't decide whether the car or the large mandala is my favourite. The variety in the grain and colour of the wood you've chosen is just gorgeous :D
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Post by: Skip Slocum on April 19, 2013, 08:33:37 PM
The red toward the center of that board, is that blood-wood? How many different woods did you use?
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Post by: bri h on April 19, 2013, 08:36:12 PM
How about pickin a few and putting them here with a descrip? That is what the thread's about. You've got some really good photies there. They should be seen more I think, instead of a link. Some people here won't click on some links. Bri.
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Post by: dancingbare on April 20, 2013, 12:44:28 PM
Thanks for the comments.

The woods used in the center of the ďmandalaĒ are purple heart and verawood. The exact center is a piece of ziricote. Other woods used are wenge, maple, cedar, walnut, bubinga, zebrawood, chechem and blond ebony. The unusual woods on the Deusenberg are koa and mango that I brought from the Big Island on a trip to Hawaii. The spokes on the wheels are made from toothpicks. The whitewalls are made of holly. Tires are made from an old ancient walnut root burl.

I usually make four of each item. This gives me one to learn with, two to perfect with and one to excel with. This was the third. The fourth is based on purple, black and white woods. Itís gorgeous and will be done soon.

I tried to post a pic but failed so I relied on the Photobucket account I have set up for just these purposes.  If you can tell me an easy way to do it (I tried the method described) Iíd love it. ButÖplease consider that I am somewhat old, set in my ways and hate these blasted computers. I donít text, Skype, Hype, Twitter, Skitter, Fritter, Tweet or any of those things I see all over. My cellphone  is ten years old and I drive my cars until they literally fall apart.  The most recent  (Jeep Commanche) lasted twenty-two years. Please keep these in mind.    

Combining woodwork and writing is a real plus. I think about writing while working with wood and vice-versa.  Iíve never had any type of formal training with wood. I began doing it at the age of thirty to relax. It works.
       Old and in the way-
                          TonyM

Ps-any serious Scrabble players around?
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Post by: bri h on April 20, 2013, 02:28:23 PM
Hiya, I was like you in the techie dept, but after the very kind posters on here showed me step by step, how to do it, I did it. I created this thread with it, and the one of my Globe-Trotting-Daughter's pics. Just ask ff I think it was and mebbee Ds. Cheers, Bri.
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Post by: bri h on April 21, 2013, 04:30:17 PM
Thanks for the comments.

The woods used in the center of the ďmandalaĒ are purple heart and verawood. The exact center is a piece of ziricote. Other woods used are wenge, maple, cedar, walnut, bubinga, zebrawood, chechem and blond ebony. The unusual woods on the Deusenberg are koa and mango that I brought from the Big Island on a trip to Hawaii. The spokes on the wheels are made from toothpicks. The whitewalls are made of holly. Tires are made from an old ancient walnut root burl.

I usually make four of each item. This gives me one to learn with, two to perfect with and one to excel with. This was the third. The fourth is based on purple, black and white woods. Itís gorgeous and will be done soon.

I tried to post a pic but failed so I relied on the Photobucket account I have set up for just these purposes.  If you can tell me an easy way to do it (I tried the method described) Iíd love it. ButÖplease consider that I am somewhat old, set in my ways and hate these blasted computers. I donít text, Skype, Hype, Twitter, Skitter, Fritter, Tweet or any of those things I see all over. My cellphone  is ten years old and I drive my cars until they literally fall apart.  The most recent  (Jeep Commanche) lasted twenty-two years. Please keep these in mind.    

Combining woodwork and writing is a real plus. I think about writing while working with wood and vice-versa.  Iíve never had any type of formal training with wood. I began doing it at the age of thirty to relax. It works.
       Old and in the way-
                          TonyM

Ps-any serious Scrabble players around?


Hiya Tony, I play. But the only place I've seen Scrabble is on FB. I've got six seperate games going on at the minute. Bri.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on April 26, 2013, 08:53:09 PM
Someone caught one of our members contemplating his next novel.  ;D I must clarify - I didn't take this picture.

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa55/skipknives/Wolfe_zpscd16d6a2.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/skipknives/media/Wolfe_zpscd16d6a2.jpg.html)
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Post by: DistantSun on April 26, 2013, 10:22:56 PM
Oh Skip, that's a stunning photo!! The contrast of the dog's fur against the leaves... wow! Thanks for posting that :)
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Post by: bri h on April 27, 2013, 07:18:00 AM
Brilliant photo skip. Love it.
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Post by: Gyppo on April 27, 2013, 07:51:21 AM
Is that a dog or a wolf?
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Post by: Gayle on April 27, 2013, 08:01:56 AM
It looks like one of the sled dog breeds, Gyp. Either a Siberian Husky or a Malamute, probably. They both look very wolf-like. In fact, many years ago, people tried to train them as guard dogs because of their wolf-like appearance but the experiment failed. Most of the sled dog breeds are highly social, and they make friends easily with other breeds and animals, making them an ideal choice for multi-pet households. They aren't as territorial as other dog breeds so they make lousy guard dogs.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on April 27, 2013, 10:42:48 AM
When my girls were little, we lived three houses down from their school. Our Malamute would ram the fence with his head until he busted two or three slats out of his way so he could run to the school and let all the children take turns riding him as if he were a pony.

I got a call from the principal. Had to leave work and rush to the school. When I opened the door, my dog (Bear) was sitting in the corner. As soon as he saw me, Bear lowered his head as though he had a good scolding already.

The principal said he didn't mind the added security on the playground but all of us would be in hot water if one of the children's parents complained.
He told me several of the children were sitting in a circle and Bear, with two kids on his back was playing a modified version of duck-duck-goose.
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Post by: bri h on April 27, 2013, 01:40:46 PM
Duck, duck Goose? Skip. Exp please. B
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Post by: Skip Slocum on April 27, 2013, 01:50:24 PM
Duck-duck-goose -- Children sit in a circle facing each other. One child touches someone on the head and runs around the circle. Whoever was tagged must jump up and run around the circle the same direction attempting to tag the one who chose them before the first child can sit in the spot where the tagged individual jumped up from.  ;D


Touching each child on the head -- "Duck, duck, duck, duck . . . Goose!"
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Post by: bri h on April 27, 2013, 01:54:52 PM
Ah, We too had a game like this. It was called "catch the little git who'd just nicked ya last Rolo out of your pocket!" heh heh. But we do have a game similar to this. B
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Post by: Gyppo on April 29, 2013, 12:18:17 PM
From a little over twenty years ago a rather dark B & W photo.

"Some small corner of an English field which will be forever Gyppo-Land.'

My two girls are sat further back in the shadows.  We were all eating dinner.

This is what was known as a bender tent, a 'long bender'.  I never mastered the art of making a 'round bender', which is more igloo-shaped. Made from hedgerow hazel poles driven into the ground, then bent over and tied at the top into a number of arches.  The cover was several old blankets, to keep it windproof and warm, stitched through to the poles in places with twine and a sacking needle.  Then a sheet of plastic over the top of it all to keep it waterproof, held down with bricks and heavy stones along the bottom.

The cardboard box which served as a larder was turned upside down and used as a table.

Left click to enlarge.

Gyppo
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Post by: Gyppo on April 29, 2013, 12:53:55 PM
"If you go down in the woods tonight. . . "

A shamelessly posed picture taken to accompany an article some thirty years ago about night shooting.  Note how the throat and hands seem shockingly bright compared to the rest.  Camouflage is only as good as the weakest link.

As I recall the picture was taken with a little point and click camera using a 110 sized film.

Left click if you feel the need.
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Post by: sugy on April 29, 2013, 02:04:21 PM
How did I miss this?? Skip, the doggy photo is awesome! One of those pictures you want to see again and again. Such lovely, innocent eyes!

Gyppo, thanks for taking us back to B&W age! ;D Nice photos. Not to worry about the bright patches, I am sure your geekic friends can touch it up a bit.  ::)
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Post by: bri h on April 29, 2013, 02:20:40 PM
ha ha gyp. 110 film, bring ya own magnifiying glass. I wonder what was the largest pic from this format you could get before losing sharpness, 5X4 prolly? Any ideas gyp? I had a keysone camera, and the only reason I liked it was cos it had a small zoom lens on it. You could pull objects an amazing 20 feet! Wow. heh heh.
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Post by: Gyppo on April 29, 2013, 04:15:38 PM
ha ha gyp. 110 film, bring ya own magnifiying glass. I wonder what was the largest pic from this format you could get before losing sharpness, 5X4 prolly?

The original print I scanned is 3.5 x 4.5, and that was probably an 'enprint'.

I'll probably find a few more B&W pics as the tidying/sorting continues.  But most of them will be from 35mm.  Nearly everything I took during the Tywford Down road protest back in the 90s was B&W.  Looking back I wish I'd shot a roll or two of colour 'just for the record' but I was having a love affair with B&W photography then, and the stark white of the freshly cut chalk walls in the cutting cried out for the contrast.

Come to think of it we do have some colour shots, but they were mostly taken on one of Mum's cameras.  She's owned a lot of point and click cameras over the years in the search for something 'foolproof'.  She loved 'cartridge' film because she didn't have to worry about 'losing the end' or dropping a roll during changing and seeing it spring open and fog her photos.

Her all time favourite, because it 'felt right and behaved properly' was the very flat Kodak disc camera.  But with only fifteen shots on each circular film it was expensive to run, so she tended to hoard it rather than click away.  I liked it for convenience, because I could tuck it into a pocket.  Smooth enough to slide in and out easily of a bush jacket pocket, without it being obvious what you were doing, but angular enough to allow a decent hold in use.  I always felt someone applied serious thought to the design, but the price of films was an albatross around its neck.

Gyppo
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Post by: ma100 on April 29, 2013, 04:31:03 PM
Flippin' heck Gyp, where did you bury the body? :o You look as if you were on a murder mission. ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on April 29, 2013, 05:09:09 PM
My father's parents owned a dairy farm. During the depression, Grandpa purchased his brother's farm and the farm across the street. He ended up with about 300 acres. I don't know how many cows they kept, but I remember some few pigs and lots of chickens at the farm.

But when it was time to retire, they built a house in town. This is that house. I have no idea what year that car is, but I'm sure someone will tell me.

I have no idea why you pave your driveway, but only do it half way.

I guess things were different back then.
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Post by: Spell Chick on April 29, 2013, 05:10:43 PM
This is my sister and me getting a Popsicle from the local drive by annoying person. I bet he didn't have some awful, loud, horrible, disturbing music blaring. It sure doesn't look like it.

When I show my kids this horse drawn cart, they ask me how old I really am.
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Post by: 2par on April 29, 2013, 05:29:51 PM
Hold onto those memories and keep sharing them.  It's important.
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Post by: bri h on April 29, 2013, 06:04:45 PM
Did you never try your hand at developing and printing gyp? I loved doin mine, like watching a child emerge. I had some stunners as well in B+W, I'm a bit like you at the minute. I'm on the hunt for my neg-file, I can't find it anywhere. It's got my married life on there. Not too bothered about "her," photo's. But all the photo's of my girls I took is in that file. 35mm, and medium format. I need that file. It's not in your wardrobe by any chance is it? heh heh. Great pics btw. Bri
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Post by: Gyppo on April 29, 2013, 06:26:49 PM
Flippin' heck Gyp, where did you bury the body? :o You look as if you were on a murder mission. ;D

It's my Evil Twin ;-)

Remember my story about surprising the milk thief in our garden at around two AM?  Now you know why he messed himself ;-)

There's an even more murderous one 'somewhere in the archives', where the viewer is looking straight into the wrong end a gun barrel, but I can't find it ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: Gyppo on April 29, 2013, 06:39:34 PM
Did you never try your hand at developing and printing gyp?

I had a friend who inherited his dad's kit and darkroom in their loft and watched him develop and print some of my films, but I never really felt the call to do it myself.

I do remember one day we were doing some enlargements in the cramped little space and there was a thunderous thumping on the hatch.

"Wind the bloody enlarger down, it's lifting the tiles."  His dad was working in the garden, head the creaking noises and looked up to see a bulge in his roof.

There was a thin hardboard liner nailed to the inside of the roof beams, but his Dad had already pushed it in a bit himself and cracked it sometime in the past.  JY almost ran the enlarger head off its track trying to get just that little bit more.  The top of the toothed track itself was up tight against the wood anyway.
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Post by: Gyppo on April 29, 2013, 06:44:01 PM
I have no idea why you pave your driveway, but only do it half way.

I would say they just hadn't finished doing it.  The lines on the grass suggest the turf was only recently laid as well, so it was probably all still a work in progress.

Love the popsicle wagon picture.
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Post by: bri h on April 29, 2013, 06:50:25 PM
Ah, running out of height, the memories. The best way is to turn the enlarger away to the opposite side of the base-board and shine the image on the floor. You have to clamp the base board to ya desk of course. Then you have to fine-tune your focus-finder(looks a bit like a micro-scope but with a mirror where the slide would be, you shine the image down into the FF and where a black line crosses thru the viewer, you have to get it as sharp as you can and then step back up to the enlarge to turn the knob, no one said it would be easy! heh heh. But the final image is stunning, specially when you get the FF spot on and the image is super sharp. I used to spend upwards of 14 hrs in my dark-room, developing and developing. I loved it, but I'm so glad of the way digital has improved the photographers lot. Can you imagine if we still had that out-moded way of getting pics if we took photo's with our phones then had to wait a week for results? Heh heh.
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Post by: sugy on April 30, 2013, 12:08:24 AM
SC, how come I can't see your pictures?  ???

I am dying to . . .
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Post by: sugy on April 30, 2013, 12:11:34 AM
Well, I am able to see them now...soon after I posted that!  :-[

Lovely pictures, shouldn't we now go the horse cart way to avoid pollution?  ::)
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Post by: 2par on April 30, 2013, 02:11:00 AM
I'd be ok returning to horses and making my own soap.  Just don't take my computer away.
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Post by: bri h on April 30, 2013, 04:20:26 AM
Can you imagine if we had to resort to pedal-power with dynamo's on bikes to get our power for the lap-tops? I can just see 2par now pedalling like mad on the bike, a la The wicked witch in oz, "Ah ha ha . . . ! I'll get you my pretty . . . ! Hah ha ha hah! heh heh
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Spell Chick on April 30, 2013, 12:37:12 PM
Horse power doesn't eliminate (hehehe) pollution it is just elimination pollution instead of CO2 and it probably still has some CO2 involved.

I forget how many pounds of horse poop and how many gallons of horse pee they each produce per day, but it is substantial.
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Post by: Gayle on April 30, 2013, 06:31:08 PM
To prove Spell Chick's Points I give you Horrible Histories' Victorian Traffic Report:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8NPi5RSmI8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8NPi5RSmI8)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on May 07, 2013, 06:48:24 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7333/8718025093_bd85284777.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8718025093/)
Silhouette of me in Wagon(Freddie Kruger) 2010 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8718025093/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Tha's better. I don't know if I've posted this one before? But I do like it cos it has a kinda "Freddy Kruger" aspect about it, don't you think? Also, I don't like it when my face gets photographed cos it ain't handsome. I prefer to be on the other end of the camera. B.


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8097/8593554252_b7e2a0af4f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8593554252/)
Jen n Kath when they were toddlers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8593554252/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

For some reason my ex never liked this pic of our two daughters? I, on the other hand, loved it. Twice-fold cos I took the pic and developed it in my dark-room. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on May 08, 2013, 04:12:27 PM
Pigs and Bush 2013 (bushpigs :D)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/p480x480/603594_10152785286715537_34209941_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on May 08, 2013, 04:53:43 PM
Aww! They're lush Frank. I hope you don't pop that loud gun around em.
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Post by: Gayle on May 08, 2013, 07:53:40 PM
What cuties! How old are they?
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Post by: bri h on May 08, 2013, 07:54:54 PM
For the briefest of secs there Gayle I thought you were referring to me girls, but then realised you meant Frankies lovely dawgs! heh heh. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on May 08, 2013, 08:38:24 PM
What cuties! How old are they?

A year and 4 months :)
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Post by: Gayle on May 09, 2013, 10:16:25 AM
I thought they might be that young. They still have that puppy-gangliness about them.
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Post by: Mastafrank on May 09, 2013, 02:33:13 PM
They'll be like that for life :D (full grown)

They're brothers so they get along quite well
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on May 15, 2013, 07:03:04 AM
Thought I'd introduce you's to our little darlings as well. Barney and Maisie. Barney looks for the fun in everything, he can be a serious dog when he wants to be(like trying to sleep) but mostly he's a happy-go-lucky kinda guy. Maisie is the total opposite. She's moody, goes in the huff a lot. She's in a lot of pain from poorly ears(seems she has some kinda allergy) So glad we got them both insured cos we must be up in the thousands for her ears so far. She wasn't ours. We got her from a nurse. She was out of the house for 12 and 14 hrs a day, so Maisie was left alone all that time. Not good for a "social" animal. We give her all the love she'll take before she walks away. My youngest, Katherine thinks Maisie has 'issues.' We have to agree. She looks like she's thinking of something that's just beyond her reach. It's amusing the look on her face. But mostly we just love her. Look at that smile on "Barnes's" face! This isn't photo-shopped or owt. It's just one of those rare moments when you capture your loved ones face at its most expressive. B

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/8741205996_7d5d142fa0.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8741205996/)
13-5-13 001 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8741205996/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: Laura H on May 15, 2013, 07:11:23 AM
They are darling, Bri.  What kind of dogs?
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Post by: bri h on May 15, 2013, 07:15:39 AM
Patterdale Terriers. They're brother an sister(shh! don't tell em!) but two litters removed from each other. Barney's favourite thing is to steal Bra's, knickers, socks and stuff and chew them. Skinny goes mental when he nicks hers as well. heh heh. B



Btw, I thought you might like to see this one. It's from when I was workin as a Slave market trader on Work Experience,(same thing, imo) I told you all about it last week. I loved it, but have serious doubts about doin it for six weeks(unpaid)? I took these pics on the one day we had of summer weather we had in one week , recently. It's not sunny like this all the time, I just got lucky. heh heh.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7288/8740138237_3ca4ff30cb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8740138237/)
13-5-13 034 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8740138237/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DistantSun on May 15, 2013, 08:18:20 AM
I think Barney's smiling because he's enjoying the sun  8)

Frank - LOL, Pigs and Bush - really?

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on May 15, 2013, 09:58:01 AM
See the boy to my right? That's Stewert, from Edinburgh. He's come down here to live and attend "Violin" college opposite the market where the pic is taken. He's a lovely quiet lad, who pays his way by workin for that shite-of-a-mkt- trader. I hate the "users" of the world cos they get away with it for so long. I jus wanna invite stewie home and feed the skinny sod! He's so thin. A nice lad who deserves to work for someone who'll treat him better and pay him more. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on May 15, 2013, 01:47:37 PM
I was just on the Shields Gazette website and saw this item about my colliery Westoe, and it's sister Harton. For those who wanted to see some of the conditions down there and to see a face-panzer-chain(Geordie Martins Budgie + Coalminer) here it is. Bri.

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/lifestyle/entertainment/picture-special-exhibition-marks-collieries-closure-1-5669907
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on May 15, 2013, 02:42:53 PM
Thanks for all the well-wishers last week. I'm putting this pic up so you can . . .
A. See how uglee I am! and . . . 
B. See how lovely Skinny(Christine) is. ha ha.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7289/8741255448_6ac5f2b1ee.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8741255448/)
13-5-13 020 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8741255448/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: jkaram on May 15, 2013, 08:37:42 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/8741993913_b0cde7f6a3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/95844617@N08/8741993913/)
Spring 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/95844617@N08/8741993913/) by bluesky_jay (http://www.flickr.com/people/95844617@N08/), on Flickr

From this Land

If this land became the wind
lost its roads, lost its fences
I'd become blue sky
I'd surrender- Texas.

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on May 15, 2013, 10:00:05 PM
See what you mean about the "blue" Jay. Don't know what the first pic is about though? Glad to see you sorted the pics out ok. Easy innit? Bri.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: jkaram on May 15, 2013, 11:00:22 PM
Innit, easy thanks! (is that how you use innit?)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Pak777 on May 15, 2013, 11:56:45 PM
Nice Picture
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on May 16, 2013, 02:55:30 AM
Innit, easy thanks! (is that how you use innit?)

'innit' is usually 'isn't it?' 'innit?' heh heh
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: jkaram on May 16, 2013, 05:37:53 AM
Thanks pak. Oh ok, I gey innit now, we don't have innit here but I plan to spread the word hee hee. ( you heh heh, I hee hee)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on May 16, 2013, 06:22:56 AM
 ;D that's three words.  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on May 23, 2013, 11:41:23 PM
Mississippi night

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa55/skipknives/MoonLightTree_zps7e9d67fb.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/skipknives/media/MoonLightTree_zps7e9d67fb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: jkaram on May 24, 2013, 05:35:04 AM
Nice shot
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Post by: Gyppo on May 24, 2013, 08:57:34 AM
There's the makings of a book cover there, Skip.

The sort of night when someone called 'Gator McLuskey' might be prowling around with his big-tyred pickup, a six pack or two, and a rifle in the rack, planning to jack-lamp anything which looks edible.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on May 24, 2013, 12:45:09 PM
There's the makings of a book cover there, Skip.

Hey Sir Gyp, that's what I was thinking. I'm going to try again tonight and see if I can shut down all these auto this and that's.  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Andrewf on May 24, 2013, 02:18:15 PM
The best results for night shots are achieved from full manual...

Play with small aperture settings (F10 or up) and longish exposure, where you'll need a tripod.

Of course, you cant do that if it's breezy and the trees are moving. :D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on May 24, 2013, 03:03:08 PM
Have the tripod, and the nights have been still so I'll just need to play with priority to remove auto focus. Figure my F-stop will be wide open but with the full moon I'll play with that too.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on May 24, 2013, 10:35:57 PM
Okay Andrew here is my second attempt. Same camera, on tripod, no photoshop, different settings.
I'm going to go back out later when the moon rolls around closer to the ridge of the roof -- in that naked spot below that large branch.

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa55/skipknives/NightShot003_zpsf50bf113.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/skipknives/media/NightShot003_zpsf50bf113.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on May 25, 2013, 12:02:38 AM
Here's a couple more.
My first shot of the Big Dipper

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa55/skipknives/BigDipper_zps7296c2e8.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/skipknives/media/BigDipper_zps7296c2e8.jpg.html)

This was my favorite tonight.

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa55/skipknives/NightShot006_zpscb534895.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/skipknives/media/NightShot006_zpscb534895.jpg.html)

I think I'm beginning to like my camera after all.  ;D

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa55/skipknives/NightShot004_zps8a388265.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/skipknives/media/NightShot004_zps8a388265.jpg.html)

P.S. these were taken at roughly  11:00pm
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Tom 10 on May 26, 2013, 11:01:14 AM
I don't usually take pictures in cities, but this is downtown Minneapolis, an October night about 11:00 pm.  The picture is taken midway above the Mississippi River from Northern Pacific Bridge #9, which is now pedestrian only and connects the East Bank and West Bank of the University of Minnesota.  Since the I35 bridge that collapsed in 2007 was rebuilt, it is lighted at night in light blue.  The reason for the patchwork appearance is the camera is viewing the I35 bridge through the structure of the Tenth Avenue Bridge.  So that's my night shot contribution to this fine thread.

(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a640/titan685/Minneapolis%20St%20Paul%20Chicago%20New%20York/DSC05844_zps83c3ba7d.jpg)

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on May 26, 2013, 11:12:48 AM
That's a stunning shot Tom. I love the 'shimmer' in the water. Hope to see more. You got any? I've got some coming soon. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Tom 10 on May 26, 2013, 11:24:11 AM
Brian,
Thanks for the compliment.  The photos you've posted here are wonderful.  You do so well with light and water.  You also seem to have a nice way of bringing out personality in the people you shoot.  And technically, your photos are so well composed.  I'm impressed. 

And yes, here's another pic -- this was taken northwest of San Antonio, late spring.

(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a640/titan685/Wildlife%20-%20Animals/Deer9_zps85f5c0bf.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on May 26, 2013, 11:29:37 AM
That was nice of you to say Tom. So I'll return the compliment. I do with pics, what you do with words.

Your pic is good as well. The Buck has a look on its face like, "Wait. At least let me pose first, so you get my good side!" heh heh. B.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 07, 2013, 09:36:59 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8980656583/


Love this one. But it's been a while since I did this, I've forgotten how to do it properly. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 07, 2013, 10:29:08 PM
That's a nice sunset.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 08, 2013, 06:18:53 AM
I went out with Skinny 'last minute' and took it on the way back from the forest. But it's been so long since I uploaded, I've forgotten how to do it properly. I looked for the BBC code but couldn't find it on flickr. I hate it when I ferget things, don't you's. b
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on June 08, 2013, 02:38:46 PM
Baby spiders   :o
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 08, 2013, 02:47:52 PM
Good thing spiders don't wear shoes. A momma could go broke with that brood.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 08, 2013, 03:33:27 PM
Ladies and Gents. Allow me to introduce . . . The Parmo!!!! The red stuff is the Chilli Sauce and a line of 'tommy' adorning it. All Parmo's gone now, and I want another. Yummy. B

http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8981802392/
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DistantSun on June 08, 2013, 05:16:58 PM
I took the kids to a local park one afternoon last month, where we saw these two opportunists:
(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_8007_2_zps635379ec.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/SunnysPics/media/IMG_8007_2_zps635379ec.jpg.html)

who happened to be swimming here:
(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_8009_zps08c6e54e.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/SunnysPics/media/IMG_8009_zps08c6e54e.jpg.html)
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Post by: Dawn on June 08, 2013, 05:25:50 PM
ha ha cheeky devils.
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 10, 2013, 01:38:12 AM
Denis planking :D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 10, 2013, 05:22:42 AM
Great shot Frank. B
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Post by: DistantSun on June 10, 2013, 01:59:50 PM
Raindrops on our Japanese Maple from this morning :)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_8149_zps252aea10.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/SunnysPics/media/IMG_8149_zps252aea10.jpg.html)
(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_8138_zpsfbe22748.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/SunnysPics/media/IMG_8138_zpsfbe22748.jpg.html)
(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_8136_zps3971b0d5.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/SunnysPics/media/IMG_8136_zps3971b0d5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 10, 2013, 02:05:02 PM
That sounds like a song -

"Raindrops on my maple leaves this morning . . ."
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 10, 2013, 02:24:35 PM
"Raindrops on my maple leaves this morning . . ."
are like the tears I shed for you,
dripping down my face and raining . . .

 
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 10, 2013, 02:27:38 PM
or maybe --

"Raindrops on my maple leaves this morning
Like the tears I shed for you again last night . . .


DS -- see what your pretty pictures sparked in us?  ;D



Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 10, 2013, 02:39:20 PM
Yeah Skip. Shite words!  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on June 10, 2013, 03:06:20 PM
Denis' new comic collection ;D

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on June 10, 2013, 03:07:26 PM
Is the V for Vendetta graphic novel appropriate for 11 year olds ???
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 10, 2013, 05:35:47 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2893/8980656583_ab2155b0cc.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8980656583/)
7-6-13 087 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8980656583/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Thank You ff. You've saved me arris again. xbx
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 10, 2013, 05:39:16 PM
Barney lookin cute in his shades. He always seems to have a cheeky grin or expression on his lovely furry-face.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5443/8980668801_eaac1650af.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8980668801/)
7-6-13 068 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8980668801/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Look at the size of this feller. Beautiful colours I thought. B

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/8740138589_e6b6396595.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8740138589/)
13-5-13 004 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8740138589/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

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Post by: fire-fly on June 10, 2013, 05:50:39 PM
 :D :D

Cool mate.

Nice pics too by the way, love Barney  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 10, 2013, 05:58:35 PM
Barney's such a 'social' dog. Maisie is 'different.' But still loveable. She used to dote on Barnes, but now is a bit aloof with him. He's so confused by her behaviour! ha ha.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3038/5721649637_c3fdfed476.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5721649637/)
DSC04032 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5721649637/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Last one for the night. Sunset over Windermere.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5072/5860979964_6a3f361e66.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5860979964/)
DSC04706 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5860979964/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DistantSun on June 10, 2013, 06:20:58 PM
or maybe --

"Raindrops on my maple leaves this morning
Like the tears I shed for you again last night . . .


DS -- see what your pretty pictures sparked in us?  ;D





Thanks for the giggle you guys :D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on June 10, 2013, 07:32:36 PM
good looking dogs Brian ;)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 10, 2013, 08:11:09 PM
Cheers Frank, my two and your two would make a great pack I think.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on June 10, 2013, 08:13:05 PM
We have a few small Oak trees in our garden.  One of them was too fond of branching out into the alleyway (service road) alongside, and when the contractors cut back our hedge before resurfacing it was cut back to a three foot tall stub.  Even when  the rest of the hedge started to fight back the stub of oak remained dormant and I thought it was probably dead.  Only laziness stopped me from cutting it off level with the ground.

Over the last few weeks it had gone into hyper-growth, putting out around fifty little shoots just a few inches below the cut top.  I had to hold some of them down gently with my arm to show just how prolific they are.

It's a pity that I'll  have to cut back those which are heading out into the alleyway, but I'll encourage the others which are growing  into the garden and let them become proper branches until they threaten my garage.  Judging by the other hedgerow oaks we have growing this will be several years down the line.

The ones on the alley side can have this season in the sun untouched.  I don't want to discourage Nature's revival until it's definitely re-established itself.

Just look at all those gorgeous little shoots and leaves.  (Just as well there's not a Panda anywhere.)

Left click to enlarge.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 10, 2013, 08:15:08 PM
There's a lot of growth there gyp. No chance you can leave it and let it flourish?
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on June 10, 2013, 09:07:18 PM
This year it gets a free pass.  Maybe next year as well.  But it can't be allowed too far out into the alleyway.

If only it was planted about two feet in from the fence line, instead of already being outside.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 12, 2013, 07:25:42 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/9026970341_c30a1a718d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9026970341/)
DSC04769 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9026970341/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I Love this one. The tree is clinging to life at the Water's edge. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 14, 2013, 04:16:01 PM
These are for Rich(Vienna)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5471/9045085916_586c16fd48.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9045085916/)
14-6-13 070 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9045085916/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2805/9042860143_deff57f41b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9042860143/)
14-6-13 072 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9042860143/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/9045080146_a708589182.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9045080146/)
14-6-13 074 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9045080146/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/9042854025_6094cc2747.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9042854025/)
14-6-13 076 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9042854025/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5502/9042847703_3f921e51fb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9042847703/)
14-6-13 080 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9042847703/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

And that accident on Woodhead Pass I was tellin you's about.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3764/9045101220_9ac8f29917.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9045101220/)
14-6-13 057 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9045101220/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/9042880821_704d704939.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9042880821/)
14-6-13 056 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9042880821/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2876/9045110450_563d86be4b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9045110450/)
14-6-13 054 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9045110450/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/9042892065_4f35e988d6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9042892065/)
14-6-13 051 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9042892065/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: Vienna on June 15, 2013, 05:40:13 AM
nice Bri ta very much
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Post by: bri h on June 15, 2013, 05:46:32 AM
Divvent say ah diz nowt for thee Yorkie.  ;D
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Post by: Ajaxe on June 15, 2013, 10:19:45 AM
This picture  is not photoshopped or so someone claims.

(http://bibleprobe.com/jin2.jpg)

A real djinn caught on camera?
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Post by: Skip Slocum on June 15, 2013, 10:45:33 AM
With paper mache elbows fused to the rocks.  ;D or is that plaster?
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Ajaxe on June 15, 2013, 11:26:37 AM
Beats me.

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D




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Post by: Skip Slocum on June 15, 2013, 11:28:31 AM
 ;D I like its sneer.
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Post by: bri h on June 15, 2013, 12:08:58 PM
I think she's hot!  ;D
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Post by: Skip Slocum on June 15, 2013, 03:27:53 PM
Here's one I found. Thought you might enjoy it.
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Post by: bri h on June 15, 2013, 05:53:41 PM
Brilliant Skip. Love it. I've got one similar but without a pic. I saw this on a toilet wall in a factory.
 
"Please stand closer to the urinal.
It's not as big as you think."
heh heh. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 16, 2013, 07:08:06 AM
Where I come from (Sunderland and South Shields) we used to call these 'Butterlowies.' This one was in my garden the other day, he/she was a beauty.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/8740138589_e6b6396595.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8740138589/)
13-5-13 004 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8740138589/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Jenn(globe-trotting-daughter) ses she took this pic. I have my doubts. Look at the texture of the colours. This looks to me like Ecktachrome or some other 'film' not pixels. What do you's think?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8515/8590353245_71d468ee35.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8590353245/)
securedownload 12 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8590353245/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Another of mine, I took last year down by the river where we sometimes walk Barney n Maisie. Using my 'Writer's imagination', I'm seeing a battleship, keeling over after a battle. Isn't there one in Pearl Harbour, that looks like this, listing to one side with just its masts showing? B

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8515/8587375090_931cb180c5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8587375090/)
sanyo march 043 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/8587375090/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 17, 2013, 06:33:28 PM
Grandma, Mommy and Rachel went shopping today. When they came out of the store Rachel's eyes lit up and she swooned over the big red truck. The crew was willing to have her come aboard for a look around.

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa55/skipknives/FireGirl_zps1cb9abf6.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/skipknives/media/FireGirl_zps1cb9abf6.jpg.html)
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Post by: bri h on June 17, 2013, 06:35:44 PM
There was nothing there Skip, just an empty white box(tiny) with a small x in it. I clicked it anyway, and it took me to photobucket, but an empty page. Bri.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 17, 2013, 06:38:57 PM
 ??? So you're not seeing a picture in what I just posted?? Because I can see it fine. Let me see if I did something wrong.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 17, 2013, 06:40:18 PM
I see it Skip and it's a keeper.

Firefighters are good people aren't they?  ;)
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Post by: bri h on June 17, 2013, 06:56:35 PM
tried it again and it's just a box with an x in it
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Post by: wanderer on June 17, 2013, 06:57:11 PM
Nice picture Skip and it reminds me of the times I would take the kids to the fire station...almost like a theme park.  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 17, 2013, 06:58:09 PM
Still same here Skip. Have you clicked to get the BBC code so it comes here as a pic? B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 17, 2013, 06:59:40 PM
I'm sorry Bri, don't know why its not coming up for you. Here's the small version I loaded on my computer.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: wanderer on June 17, 2013, 07:00:25 PM
Quote
Jenn(globe-trotting-daughter) ses she took this pic. I have my doubts. Look at the texture of the colours. This looks to me like Ecktachrome or some other 'film' not pixels. What do you's think?

Just could be the texture of the paper the picture was printed on?

I see the fire truck fine, Brian. Maybe refresh the page and make sure your cookies aren't disabled?
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 17, 2013, 07:02:29 PM
Nah, no need I see it now, she looks adorable Skip. Am so jel, I wish my two were that size again. Gawd, I miss the little-uns. Cheers
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 17, 2013, 07:06:53 PM
Yes she's 3 and her mommy wants to know why Rachel can get away with stuff mommy couldn't when she was little.

"Cuz I get to spoil her rotten and you can deal with any tantrums. She don't act bad with Pop-Pop."

(But Pop-Pop bribes her with M&Ms. )  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 17, 2013, 07:08:42 PM
 ??? Why does your missus talk like she's a little kid?  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 17, 2013, 07:14:23 PM
 The picture is my granddaughter. My daughter is upset because I'm a push over now.

Rachel will come back to my writer's room and grab my finger leading me all through the house, point to something broken and say "Fix it"

My wife and daughter can't figure out how she does it.  ;D
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Post by: bri h on June 17, 2013, 07:18:02 PM
See? Even at that age they make demands of us poor poor men. And we can't help doing stuff for em. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 17, 2013, 07:51:03 PM
And  Bunny takes advantage of this as well.

"Go tell your grandpa to come fix grandma's vacuum cleaner."
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Post by: Gyppo on June 17, 2013, 08:06:55 PM
Firefighters are good people aren't they?  ;)

Our window cleaner said pretty much the same just a few days ago.

"I never thought I'd thank anyone for cutting the roof off my Mondeo, but when you're trapped inside a flattened wreck and can hear the petrol dripping and a couple of grinning men in yellow hats just crunch through the door pillars with that massive tool and turn it into an instant convertible it seems only polite to thank them."
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 17, 2013, 08:09:18 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 17, 2013, 08:36:43 PM
I would be saying the same if I were in that situation Gyppo . . . despite the fact I like the roof of my little van right where it is.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 23, 2013, 07:18:53 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen of MWC, let me introduce you to one of the favourite places of myself and Skinny. Wast Water in Wasdale in Cumbria, north western Lake District. Because it's difficult to get to, it's largely un-touched by the public. There is a pub there, but it's away from the lake-shore. There's also a small Hotel, but it's always booked solid, yearly. We love this place and it's been designated as "A place of Outstanding Beauty." Hope you's like it.(more photo's coming later today)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/9115977464_884310a75a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115977464/)
DSC06764 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115977464/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5524/9115979810_a43a594c35.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115979810/)
DSC06768 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115979810/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2871/9115985022_338ed7fe27.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115985022/)
DSC06789 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115985022/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/9113757249_a1e276a5bf.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9113757249/)
DSC06801 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9113757249/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2874/9113758695_b149f139e6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9113758695/)
DSC06804 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9113758695/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/9115991650_e3c95cb8c9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115991650/)
DSC06820 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115991650/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3779/9115995398_a621ca1577.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115995398/)
DSC06828 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115995398/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on June 24, 2013, 05:46:32 PM
Looking at these pics is remindin me, I'd love a bar of Kendal-mint cake. The one with the chocolate outside is particularly yummy. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on June 24, 2013, 06:01:55 PM
That is a really beautiful spot Bri, stunning in fact  :D
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Post by: bri h on June 24, 2013, 06:33:11 PM
Thanks ff. What you don't get with the pics is the quiet. It's almost reverential, even the birds kinda chirrup in a whisper. It's so beautiful there. To get to it you have to traverse Hardknott Pass, which in places is little more than a single-lane track. It's well worth a visit if you ever come over. I got more than three hundred pics on that day. Don't worry, I'm not posting them all, just a few. Thanks for looking ff, Bri.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on June 24, 2013, 07:17:02 PM
The quiet is what I love about our trips when we head off too mate.

Just being out there listening to nothing. It echoes in your ears some days.  :)
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 24, 2013, 08:46:01 PM
Lightsaber Duel :D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on June 24, 2013, 08:46:28 PM
Volleyball :)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on June 24, 2013, 08:46:54 PM
Boo! :o
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 24, 2013, 08:47:16 PM
Family
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 24, 2013, 08:47:52 PM
lol :D :D
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 24, 2013, 08:49:20 PM
Hooyah! >:( ;D
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 24, 2013, 08:49:48 PM
My cousin playing pool
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Post by: fire-fly on June 24, 2013, 10:06:15 PM
Nice times Frank.  :)
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Post by: Laura H on June 24, 2013, 10:24:01 PM
I was thinking the same, FF.  Looks like good times, Frank  :)
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 25, 2013, 12:09:16 AM
Oh yes,a great time was had by all.
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Post by: Gyppo on June 25, 2013, 05:00:47 AM
A tribal 'gathering' no less ;-)
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 25, 2013, 02:59:47 PM
I indulged in the after dinner liquor :D :D
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Post by: bri h on June 25, 2013, 04:09:03 PM
Great set of shots Frank. I love familial get-togethers. They're the best. The re-telling of old legends with the heroes and heroines of old. The young-uns who are not so young now. The ones who are 'missing.' Great times, great pics mate. B
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Post by: Mastafrank on July 02, 2013, 07:06:50 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/q71/s320x320/942943_10152960221865537_1712779498_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/q71/s320x320/1044945_10152960221010537_2121520419_n.jpg)


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Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 02, 2013, 07:57:46 PM
Drunken bum. heh heh. Lucky, drunken bum mate. ha ha. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DistantSun on July 02, 2013, 08:24:22 PM
Glad you enjoyed the family gathering, Frank (and I see you're now moustache-less!).

Bri - that series of pics there of the lake district... absolutely stunning! Took my breath away. Wished I could simply jump into one of the pics and be there :D
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Post by: Skip Slocum on July 02, 2013, 11:42:16 PM
 ;D
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Post by: ChrisHarrison on July 10, 2013, 03:57:06 PM
Thanks ff. What you don't get with the pics is the quiet. It's almost reverential, even the birds kinda chirrup in a whisper. It's so beautiful there. To get to it you have to traverse Hardknott Pass, which in places is little more than a single-lane track. It's well worth a visit if you ever come over. I got more than three hundred pics on that day. Don't worry, I'm not posting them all, just a few. Thanks for looking ff, Bri.

Great shots of Wast Water, Brian. I would say the only thing you can hear is the blood pumping though your ears. It's almost miraculous it isn't busier than it is. Easy to reach from the towns on the west coast.

As for Hardknott Pass, little more than a single track. (Keep it to ourselves, it's also 1 in 4 with severe hairpin bends.) There is a photo in existence of an articulated lorry stuck half way up it.

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/1.279966 (http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/1.279966)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 10, 2013, 04:11:08 PM
Bloody lorry-drivers, give us Lorry-Drivers a bad name. heh heh. Great pic Chris, but it wouldn't load properly for me. I saw enough though. Cheers, B
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Post by: ChrisHarrison on July 10, 2013, 04:14:53 PM
Odd. The image on the web page is only a thumbnail, unfortunately it won't click through to a bigger version.

Apparently, according to one anecdote the driver had asked a shopkeeper in Egremont for the quickest way to Preston.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: ChrisHarrison on July 10, 2013, 04:15:50 PM
I've often wondered who lives in a house like this. It's probably a second home now, but it's on the west side of Derwentwater -the quiet side -  in the Lake District. This was one of those photos you take on a calm evening and don't really think too much about it until you see it again.

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4036/4278835479_0bd0274bb9_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46311804@N08/4278835479/)
White house next to Derwentwater, Lake District (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46311804@N08/4278835479/) by _PhotoRepublic_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/46311804@N08/)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 10, 2013, 05:02:42 PM
That's a brilliant picture Chris. I love the texture of it. It looks like a canvas. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on July 10, 2013, 05:54:52 PM
Gawd, Oz doesn't have all those pretty scenes.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DistantSun on July 10, 2013, 06:01:06 PM
Gawd, Oz doesn't have all those pretty scenes.

Just different scenes, Fly ;) I still remember a train trip I made once to Dubbo, and how the vivid red ochre of the soil stood out once we got close. The beauty of the scenery took my breath away, and I cursed myself for not having a camera with me. I can get rather teary sometimes seeing pics of the outback, or gum trees... coastal scenes, it all makes me rather homesick ;)

Chris - that is such a beautiful scene. So calm, peaceful :)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: ChrisHarrison on July 10, 2013, 06:26:12 PM
You only really get that kind of warm evening sunlight at certain times of year. You should see the place when it's raining!  ;D

Every country has its qualities. For that kind of picturesqueness we pay for it in rainfall inches.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on July 10, 2013, 10:04:19 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 11, 2013, 03:44:25 PM
You only really get that kind of warm evening sunlight at certain times of year. You should see the place when it's raining!  ;D

Every country has its qualities. For that kind of picturesqueness we pay for it in rainfall inches.

'There's no bad weather in the Lake District, just the wrong clothes.' We both love Cumbria, in all weathers. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 18, 2013, 04:51:16 PM
More skies.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2874/9314672337_8e1c64c96d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9314672337/)
DSC05783 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9314672337/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/9314674527_28d0437019.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9314674527/)
DSC05775 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9314674527/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5509/9317461088_ec05dcfb4c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9317461088/)
DSC05530 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9317461088/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr



Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DistantSun on July 18, 2013, 06:09:27 PM
The second pic - I swear it looks like waves! Wow  :o
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 18, 2013, 07:47:56 PM
I've seen this effect in numerous pics I've taken. Almost like the clouds are a reflection of the tide marks in the sand on a beach. Thanks for lookin at me pics J. xbx
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 18, 2013, 07:51:40 PM
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/3599/6p81.jpg)

i am so, so, so ready for winter
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on July 20, 2013, 06:55:11 PM
Calm after the storm...
Captured with my Android

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Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 20, 2013, 07:30:33 PM
Did you use your android for this Frank? Cos it looks like the ones you did for the blues-fest, all blurry or slightly out-of-focus.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on July 23, 2013, 05:54:56 PM
Door open while I was cleaning and he walks in like he owned the place ::) :D

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/q79/s320x320/994536_10153034039375537_1391262741_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 26, 2013, 06:33:38 PM
This is my view where I sit in the house.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2859/9371402569_198054427a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9371402569/)
26-7-13 020 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9371402569/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I reckon this sign was put here by a bloke. Cos it surely ain't that big. ha ha

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3715/9374200344_ce0d1213a9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9374200344/)
26-7-13 008 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9374200344/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Another moody cloud photo, I love takin pics of assorted sky-views.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7368/9314699611_955c43a502.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9314699611/)
DSC08943 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9314699611/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/9314674527_28d0437019.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9314674527/)
DSC05775 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9314674527/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Those Victorian's sure knew how to build something to last a while, didn't they?

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3765/9371375841_1c15afe323.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9371375841/)
26-7-13 073 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9371375841/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Close up pic.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/9374145850_3477606329.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9374145850/)
26-7-13 075 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9374145850/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

We've been getting some stunning sun-sets lately, here's one or two.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5495/9371347245_7002805c39.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9371347245/)
26-7-13 146 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9371347245/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I wanted to show 'speed,' so I took this pic of the sky and made sure the hedge-row was in the pic as well.(note the speed-blur of the leaves at the bottom of pic)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7424/9371350171_88a367d7c4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9371350171/)
26-7-13 142 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9371350171/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Last one. Hope you's liked em. More soon.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5495/9371352651_23fc765ae1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9371352651/)
26-7-13 132 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9371352651/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 26, 2013, 06:45:46 PM
Wowwww that sunset!
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Post by: bri h on July 26, 2013, 06:49:06 PM
Which one Ic?(If I may?)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 26, 2013, 07:03:44 PM
:) I love all these pictures, but the first one of the vivid sunset, just below the pictures of the bridge, is absolutely stunning.

We get some pretty great Midwestern sunsets here in Wisconsin, but I've never yet been able to capture them very well. :(
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 26, 2013, 07:52:32 PM
Oh right. Gotcha. I love taking pictures. It's what I do best, I think. What about some of yours? Feel free to post them here. It's for everyone you know. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Laura H on July 26, 2013, 08:03:07 PM
Are these tweaked in any way, Bri?  Instagram or photoshop?  These are beautiful either way.

I have a friend who won't share any photos until they are filtered through instagram  :-\

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 26, 2013, 08:17:22 PM
yours are lovely!

here's a smattering of my winter/spring pictures:

(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/9958/f0pi.jpg)

(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/5923/jehw.jpg)

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/8056/mgwc.jpg)

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/2761/xmld.jpg)


february march april may in wisconsin :)
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Post by: Neghe on July 26, 2013, 10:45:19 PM
One of my watercolors.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/zz-gragg-1.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/zz-gragg-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Laura H on July 26, 2013, 10:54:04 PM
That's lovely, Neghe.  I especially like that the colors are very rich and deep for water color.
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Post by: Neghe on July 26, 2013, 11:27:51 PM
Thank you Laura.

A high plateau above Zion.

 (http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/00AA00bluemasa.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/00AA00bluemasa.jpg.html)

Californian coast near Santa Cruz.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/midcoast.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/midcoast.jpg.html)

Teddy Bear Choyas near Palm Springs.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/00aaouwy.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/00aaouwy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 27, 2013, 05:26:48 AM
Wow! What great photo's and paintings. I love the lamp-light pic and the misty bench in the park. So moody and full of atmos'. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 27, 2013, 08:33:33 AM
I'm so tired of summer.  Fall and winter and spring are much more fun to photograph!

I love that last picture, Neghe.  So bleak yet lovely.  The Southwest is so weird. :)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 27, 2013, 08:46:07 AM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/c60d047464705f12098ec90272c3a914/tumblr_mlhcxnmXIN1qhy0fgo1_500.jpg)

milwaukee art museum being shy
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Post by: ChrisHarrison on July 27, 2013, 10:37:01 AM
Some smashing photos there (and watercolours). All very moody and eery.

Was that the Whalley railway viaduct Bri? 
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Post by: bri h on July 27, 2013, 12:02:30 PM
Well spotted Chris. I discovered it by accident(sat nav has the spirit of my ex-wife in it) So I shouldn't have been on that road in the first place(tight chicane bends, on a one in three bank, that I just managed to manoeuvre thru) But what a reward. Loved it there. Am gonna take Skinny up there soon.

Ic, that museum of Milwaukee photo is phenomenal. At first I thought it was the Sydney Opera House, then I thought it was a 'Ferengi outpost.' ha ha. Tremendous foto's, keep em coming. B

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 27, 2013, 02:09:30 PM
one of my hobbies is taking photos and writing little sketches of them -- if nobody minds I'll include them here. :)

I have a weird fascination with Lake Michigan when it freezes over in winter...

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/ae60be106018956a6c799afb8da82d5d/tumblr_mk47ivA8su1s9oir2o6_1280.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/c439e2a02d80ef6e0daabd0bcd9a8a5c/tumblr_mk47ivA8su1s9oir2o5_1280.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/9fa5281f5e4a94a75b21ad8f9f7422ee/tumblr_mk47ivA8su1s9oir2o4_1280.jpg)

I wish i could find a way to catch the transition, the slow dissolution of the solid ice
as you follow the bay closer to the open water ó the creeping murmur as water
begins to bubble through deepening cracks, until the sheets of ice are undulating
almost imperceptibly on the surface; I think of the scales of a great white dragon
as it lies sleeping, hidden under the waves.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 27, 2013, 02:30:13 PM
Stunning photo's. The first icy one reminds me of the patchwork of fields(but green) seen in England from the air. Well done. Love em. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 27, 2013, 03:08:07 PM
thanks b!  I actually remember noticing the patchwork green of England from the air last time I was there (which was sadly long ago).  So pretty!
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 27, 2013, 04:26:02 PM
I love taking silhouette pics. This is a bit brighter(you can see detail in em) But nevertheless still lovely to me.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5522/9317486360_fc6fc7e152.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9317486360/)
DSC08127 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9317486360/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I never saw him till I saw the pics on my pc. Eerie.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/9249139925_8e86b81f68.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9249139925/)
1-7-13 Xacti 075 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9249139925/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

The view outside The Woolpack Inn in Hardknott Pass in Cumbria.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7345/9115964896_15ae7fd65f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115964896/)
DSC06661 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115964896/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

On the way thru Hardknott Pass(the easy bit)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3729/9115971092_88a37446e8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115971092/)
DSC06718 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115971092/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

First view as you come through the trees to Wast Water.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/9115974974_c0b65bdf73.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115974974/)
DSC06756 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115974974/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

When photographing, my fave subjects are light, shadows, clouds, landscapes and light in water(and quirky)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3779/9115995398_a621ca1577.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115995398/)
DSC06828 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115995398/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Love the flicks of light reflected in the water, diamond-faceted.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/9115991650_e3c95cb8c9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115991650/)
DSC06820 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115991650/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

And the same.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/9113782113_c453dd8e92.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9113782113/)
DSC06942 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9113782113/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Last one isn't as clear as I'd've liked. I shot it thru a windscreen. It's in a reclamation yard in Derbyshire. But I liked it for the quirkiness of it. Hope you's liked these latest offerings, Bri.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5486/9042772965_029954a69c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9042772965/)
14-6-13 135 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9042772965/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: ChrisHarrison on July 27, 2013, 04:51:21 PM
Intercat: Great photos of Lake Michigan. God, I wish I could write as lucidly as you do. It seems effortless.

Bri: More splendid shots there. The Wast Water fells look like a stern welcoming committee. And when does the Eskdale Valley ever not look tremendous? Have you ever been to Great Moss, the source of the Esk? I think it's probably my favourite place on the planet. Wainwright had his Inominate Tarn, I'd have my ashes chucked across Great Moss.  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 27, 2013, 04:57:06 PM
I don't know if we've been to Gt Moss Chris. Where's it? Did you know Wainwright's ashes were taken up Haystacks and spread around Inominate Tarn? He said, "And if dear reader, you happen to be walking in the area and you get something in your shoe? Take care, because it may just be a little bit of me."

(I may have already asked this, I can't remember)

Bri.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 27, 2013, 05:30:28 PM
Those pictures of the rocks and water, and the sunset.  Good heavens!

Chris: I fear my personal brain-tradeoff is lucidity for plot.  But thank you, if it's maybe enjoyable to read makes me want to write more. :)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Spell Chick on July 27, 2013, 05:41:56 PM
Morgan is turning seven and she wanted a pink Barbie cake. I am nothing if not malleable to the orderings of grandchildren. However, I stewed about it and worried about it all week.

We have a canning pan to use to move it 100 miles from our house to her house and I hope it survives. It was easier than I thought it would be.

I know it is isn't fancy scenery or anything, but I can't believe it turned out at all. So I'm bragging.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: ChrisHarrison on July 27, 2013, 05:50:44 PM
Bri, From the foot of Hardknott Pass at Brotherilkeld follow the Esk upstream. After going up a ghyll (can't remember the name just now) you find yourself in a vast basin surrounded by Scafell, Scafell Pike, Great End, Esk Pike, Bowfell and the Crinkles. The Esk is a snaking stream, twenty feet wide, an inch deep and clear as nectar until you come to the great moss itself from where the Esk emerges, somewhere in the bog. It feels like the umbilicus mundi; the centre of the earth. If the thought Wast Water was quiet...
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: ChrisHarrison on July 27, 2013, 05:52:46 PM
Those pictures of the rocks and water, and the sunset.  Good heavens!

Chris: I fear my personal brain-tradeoff is lucidity for plot.  But thank you, if it's maybe enjoyable to read makes me want to write more. :)

I could sell you some plots. I've got them coming out of my ears! Don't know what to do with them all.  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 27, 2013, 05:58:25 PM
I could sell you some plots. I've got them coming out of my ears! Don't know what to do with them all.  ;D

*sigh* put the two of us together!  I drown in words, I maybe make pretty ones, but then when I try to make them DO something, my words go skittering off into the darkness. :(
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 27, 2013, 06:29:55 PM
An' I'll do the photo's. An un-holy trio of super-heroes is born. Runs stripping off into a handy phone-box that miraculously just appeared, and comes out seconds later, and . . .  Takes on a Superman stance, puffs out barrel-like chest and ses in a commanding voice, "Watch the birdie!" heh heh B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 27, 2013, 06:37:38 PM
Bri runs off into the distance, snapping heroic photos!

Chris crouches in a doorway, writing all the drama playing out!

Intercat -- uhh, talks about the sky or something.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 27, 2013, 06:43:21 PM
Bri runs off into the distance, snapping heroic photos! (commanded to do so by Intercat)

Chris crouches in a doorway, writing all the drama playing out!(writing about the ideas provided by Intercat)

Intercat sits and thinks new ideas up every time,(the others' are so lucky to have him on their side)  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 27, 2013, 06:46:55 PM
Bri, From the foot of Hardknott Pass at Brotherilkeld follow the Esk upstream. After going up a ghyll (can't remember the name just now) you find yourself in a vast basin surrounded by Scafell, Scafell Pike, Great End, Esk Pike, Bowfell and the Crinkles. The Esk is a snaking stream, twenty feet wide, an inch deep and clear as nectar until you come to the great moss itself from where the Esk emerges, somewhere in the bog. It feels like the umbilicus mundi; the centre of the earth. If the thought Wast Water was quiet...

Will dig out me Wainwright pictorials tomorrow and have a look. Have you seen the Tree-stump with all the coins embedded into it, at the back of Ambleside? Looks great cos some of them are really old. And what about the Lion and the Lamb? Have loved the Lakes since my first visit as a child. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: ChrisHarrison on July 27, 2013, 06:47:17 PM
Bri turns to run headlong into the distance, and trips over Intercat lost in creative thought, Chris looks up from the doorway and says 'that's given me an idea...'
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 27, 2013, 06:50:38 PM
Chris fumbles deeply in his overcoat pockets, thinking, I had them this morning. They were here? I know they were here. I felt them earlier. Where are they?
Marbles are terrible when they get lost, ain't they? heh heh
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: ChrisHarrison on July 27, 2013, 06:54:56 PM
Chris finds them, in the folds at the bottom of the pocket. He pulls out a handful, but ... "bloody mintballs."
"Not just any old mintballs," says Bri. "Remind him Intercat."
"These are Marks and Spencers mintballs. Hand rolled by angels in Elysian fields of sacred nectareans and silken goose feathers."

Will dig out me Wainwright pictorials tomorrow and have a look. Have you seen the Tree-stump with all the coins embedded into it, at the back of Ambleside? Looks great cos some of them are really old. And what about the Lion and the Lamb? Have loved the Lakes since my first visit as a child. B

Don't think I've seen the tree in Ambleside. I have been to the lion and the lamb, but like Wainwright, didn't go to the top of the Howitzer, the true summit of Helm Crag.

I think I was in a pram when I first went to the Lakes. I can remember the corrugated green shed at Bowness where the big fancy building is now where the boats stop.  
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 27, 2013, 07:02:48 PM
Chris tosses them in his hands and laughs in delight.  Bri catches a picture of a weird yellow marble at the top of its arc.

Intercat smirks, kneeling on the sidewalk, clutching a pen and watching the marble.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 27, 2013, 09:12:04 PM
He wanders lonely as a cloud
while he watches the scribbler scribble.
The tosser watched his marbles fly
while I sat by and dribbled.

Gnight men.  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: umair7 on July 27, 2013, 09:30:47 PM
Nice topic , loved all the pics

here is one of my big bro
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on July 28, 2013, 12:09:36 AM
A blizzard at Joshua Tree National Monument:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/00aajosh.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/00aajosh.jpg.html)

Back door to Yosemite:

 (http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/00wall00.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/00wall00.jpg.html)

The Santa Ynes river: early November

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/---000A03paradise.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/---000A03paradise.jpg.html)

Vantana Wilderness, Big Sur:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/---000VantanaWilder006d.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/---000VantanaWilder006d.jpg.html)

Zion Utah:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/---00-zionverginriver.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/---00-zionverginriver.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 28, 2013, 02:29:26 AM
June's "supermoon" over Milwaukee.  I need a real camera. :(

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/cf0cbc6affd598039cb4b798151c224f/tumblr_mnc2ylQrb81qhy0fgo3_1280.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/7eecf22270e083ac5407d4c8600a00eb/tumblr_mnc2ylQrb81qhy0fgo2_1280.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/f7075088dfe11551623f19b2f372934e/tumblr_mnc2ylQrb81qhy0fgo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on July 28, 2013, 04:11:03 AM

Cloud on the mountain:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/00-SBfoothills.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/00-SBfoothills.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/gloomyridge.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/gloomyridge.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/missionbig.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/missionbig.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/movinin.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/movinin.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/knapps_snow069.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/knapps_snow069.jpg.html)


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Post by: intercat on July 28, 2013, 04:16:14 AM
Ohhh wow.  That second-to-last one especially!
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 28, 2013, 04:36:20 AM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/f2ccda8d0d33a2e6e45f45ad385a0258/tumblr_ml0pxillXq1qhy0fgo1_1280.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/96c04d50f0bd4ccfffe90e7edf4b00e5/tumblr_ml0pxillXq1qhy0fgo3_1280.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/0e42ca2984395eaab9adb5f9be42bbab/tumblr_ml0pxillXq1qhy0fgo4_1280.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/0757502aa6f64338c23417fd8ff1954c/tumblr_ml0pxillXq1qhy0fgo8_1280.jpg)

The lights of the city are still strange to me.  They feel slightly alien, not the
gridlike formality of downtown DC nor the friendly chaos of Boston; it is one of
my favorite things about Milwaukee.  The colors are strange, it is a grey and
gritty city, but when the sky decides to be blue and the flowers decide be pink
and october decides to glow gold and orange and yellow, it is astonishing. 
But even when the grey persists, itís the way the lights shine through so
precisely, like punctuation in the fog, small flares of warmth, lit like beacons
against the cold and the rain.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 28, 2013, 10:10:29 AM
Lovely descript at the end, ses it all, nicely. The second to last pic of the mountain over-shadowed by the cloud is the one for me. As is the one at night with the lights by the river and the big clock lit up in the foreground. Lovely. Cheers. Bri.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on July 28, 2013, 10:52:42 AM
The lights and the clock in the foreground hit my 'gut-level response button'.

It feels as if there's a story waiting to unfold.  A story with a time limit.  A potential book cover.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 28, 2013, 10:53:48 AM
^^^^what he said.^^^^  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 31, 2013, 03:13:55 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/b4542549b1f6e5bb2f9c4ca7096572a6/tumblr_mgdedsms5q1qhy0fgo1_500.jpg)

finally dug up one of my favorite pictures -- spring storm over lake michigan, ceiling pipes reflected in the clouds through the window.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on July 31, 2013, 03:29:41 PM
Fire storm: Mission Pine Springs.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/00ASanRafaelfire-1.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/00ASanRafaelfire-1.jpg.html)

This is the view east from that peak (before obviously)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/00misionpine.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/00misionpine.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on July 31, 2013, 03:45:50 PM
Ooh neat!  I mean, not that there was a firestorm.  But visually.

There were terrible wildfires near me in Florida one year, and I always felt slightly guilty for being fascinated by the glimpses of flames when going over the bridges.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on July 31, 2013, 05:06:40 PM
hey guys, ff is a fire-fighter in Oz. If you wanna see fire-pics, look for the ones she posted earlier this year. B

Great pics, btw. You're making me feel like digging out me other pics now. heh heh. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on July 31, 2013, 07:45:17 PM
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/picture-16.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/picture-16.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/picture-25.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/picture-25.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/--000Gap00picture-12.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/--000Gap00picture-12.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/00GAPfire000.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/00GAPfire000.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/svCALIFORNIA-420x0.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/svCALIFORNIA-420x0.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DistantSun on August 01, 2013, 09:00:32 PM
Oh wow, Neghe - I haven't perused this thread for ages, I should come here more often! Some incredible photos in your collection :D

The sun broke through the clouds during my daughter's soccer game tonight. I thought it looked pretty interesting :)
(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_1991_zpsd7b8c44a.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/SunnysPics/media/IMG_1991_zpsd7b8c44a.jpg.html)

I don't think I posted any of my June supermoon pics... if I did, please ignore the following photo :D
(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_8228_2_zps361e99bb.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/SunnysPics/media/IMG_8228_2_zps361e99bb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on August 01, 2013, 10:31:17 PM
I miss winter!



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Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on August 01, 2013, 10:46:54 PM
Picture spam! -- I'm a little restless.


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I do not have synesthesia but I get an inkling of what it is like in spelling
sometimes. Grey and gray are very different words: gray is a crayon and it is
ashes, it is concrete and definable. But grey is the color of the sky and water; it
is nebulous and fluid, it is sad and soothing and a friend. Gray is the color of
cigarettes you donít want to smoke any longer, it is the color of the radiator, of a
factory. But grey is the tendrils of smoke, in rivulets or in a great huge arc
across the sky; it is the rivers and the lakes, the ocean, drifting through the
windows in its sweet salt wash.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on August 01, 2013, 11:31:08 PM
A two hundred foot Ponderosa pine on Mount Pinos.
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/---00ponderosa00.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/---00ponderosa00.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/chillinpines.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/chillinpines.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/chill.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/chill.jpg.html)

On the Santa Ynes mountains above Santa Barbara
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/knapps_snow032.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/knapps_snow032.jpg.html)

Looking North into the San Rafael wilderness
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/SnowySBpanorama.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/SnowySBpanorama.jpg.html)

Then looking South down onto the Santa Barbara area with Santa Cruz island in the back ground.
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/00-0east_camino.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/00-0east_camino.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 02, 2013, 02:18:25 PM
Hey Ds, your pic of the sun shining through the clouds is wonderful. I can see a witch with a pointy hat and her cloak swept back in the breeze. (clouds provoke me, heh heh)

Nee, the pic of the icicles on the iron stair case is superb. Love it, love love it. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on August 02, 2013, 03:02:13 PM
I can't wait for the end of summer!  It's pretty and all here, but the rest of the year I usually end up with a pile of photos just from my bike ride to/from work, and I haven't been inspired to pull out my camera in weeks.  Come on October!
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DC on August 02, 2013, 04:05:07 PM
OK, I was going to join in this thread, but it seems I've been away so long I've forgotten how to include photos.  >:(

Somebody gimme a clue?

By the way, Chris, just been reading back, and saw your comments about Great Moss. Crossed it once myself back in 1989, heading from Scafell Pike to the Minibus waiting at Cockley Bridge. Amazing place, with perhaps the perfect view of Bowfell.

Incidentally back in June Linda decided she wanted to do Hardknott/Wrynose the 'wrong way', i.e. travelling east from Eskdale. I was on the Beemer, and nearing the bottom of Harknott, on the decent, just on one of the 180 hairpins incorporating a 1 in 3 gradient, when I discovered I'd lost my rear brake. Made for some interesting riding for a few minutes.  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on August 02, 2013, 04:09:03 PM
If the pictures are on your computer, look in the lower left of your reply box for, 'Additional Options. under that heading you can attach photos.

If your pictures are on PhotoBucket or the like, you can paste the URL link into the body-test of your reply and the photos shpould show when you click post.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 02, 2013, 04:38:43 PM
Thought I'd try that Skip. Cheers, worked a treat. B (More pics later)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on August 02, 2013, 04:42:36 PM
I forgot to remind folks that pictures from one's computer of 600 X 600 max pixels will load.

If its a URL address, the photo is only limited to its original size.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DC on August 02, 2013, 04:55:10 PM
Yeah, I can add as attachments, as with view of Moelwyns below, but I could have sworn I'd previously been able to load them from my comp in to the text. ???

By the way, I apologise for the quality of the pic, it's a scan of print taken with a 'freeby' camera (Esso 'Tiger Tokens') on 2nd December 1989...
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 02, 2013, 04:58:13 PM
I tried doin it your way Skip, but of the two ways, I prefer getting the BBC code and copying into the reply box. But thanks for the tip. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DC on August 02, 2013, 05:10:02 PM
Go on then, have another, taken 27 December 1989...
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 02, 2013, 05:11:52 PM
Wyrnose/Hardknott Pass. Goin again in Sept. Can't wait. Picnic by Wast Water. Might even have a pint. (more in a bit)


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5343/9115966984_9273c9aab4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115966984/)
DSC06693 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115966984/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/9115974974_c0b65bdf73.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115974974/)
DSC06756 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115974974/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/9115977464_884310a75a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115977464/)
DSC06764 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115977464/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

It looks deserted, but it wasn't. I had to dodge between people sittin readin their books or papers. I couldn't believe it! Surrounded on all sides by natural beauty and their heads are buried in books and papers.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5524/9115979810_a43a594c35.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115979810/)
DSC06768 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9115979810/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Listen real closely and you can almost hear the gentle lapping of water against the rocks. It's so peaceful here.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/9113757249_a1e276a5bf.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9113757249/)
DSC06801 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9113757249/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

The water is clear, clean and so refreshing to drink. Skinny wouldn't touch it, she said she preferred her water in a glass, preferably diluted with lots of wine. heh heh.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3724/9116005360_e7bf8fe097.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9116005360/)
DSC06921 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9116005360/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Last one for tonight. Sundown on lake Windermere. It screams at you,
"Take my picture! Take my picture!" So I did . . . frequently. ha ha. B

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3121/5722030226_23dc3fabdf.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5722030226/)
DSC03714 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/5722030226/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DC on August 02, 2013, 05:42:52 PM
Great photos Brian, but please, do me a favour, it's not 'Lake Windermere', it's just 'Windermere', a Mere is a lake.

Sorry, just one of my pet hates... ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on August 02, 2013, 05:53:16 PM
Cool Bri.
I think these are my favs.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/9115974974_c0b65bdf73.jpg



http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/9115977464_884310a75a.jpg

Hmmm...well ya can't do that I guess.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 02, 2013, 06:00:24 PM
To Dc, sorry for getting on the wrong side of YOUR pet hate! But guess what? I'll probably do it again, so wear some kind of filter! ha ha.

Nee, thanks for looking and enjoyin as much as me. There's a little narrow-gauge railway there, you can get on at (esk?) and travel to the western coast (Ravenglass). It's well worth the money to go and see for yourself. And to dip your toes in The Irish Sea. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DC on August 02, 2013, 06:03:28 PM
To Dc, sorry for getting on the wrong side of YOUR pet hate! But guess what? I'll probably do it again, so wear some kind of filter! ha ha.

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 02, 2013, 08:41:18 PM
;D ;D ;D

DC, I get the same feeling when people say "The Rio Frio River."

Rio is Spanish for river, so why do people insist on repeating themselves?

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on August 03, 2013, 04:53:43 PM
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the sky is a pinkish-grey, ashes-of-roses, like it is trying to find the balance
between the lights of the city, the fresh-fallen snow, the midnight darkness to
which it feels obligated.  the backyard trees are so precise, so formal; even I
can see the mathematics in the skeletal branches, in the layering of snow, the
rhythm with which they shudder in the wind.

I love the lushness of the warm months, but this is when a city shows its nature. 
there is so much to be seen in the naked silhouettes, the glittering in the moonlight;
the silence is visible, tangible: the city waits, the phoenix in a morgue.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 03, 2013, 05:00:11 PM
the sky is a pinkish-grey, ashes-of-roses, like it is trying to find the balance
between the lights of the city, the fresh-fallen snow, the midnight darkness to
which it feels obligated.  the backyard trees are so precise, so formal; even I
can see the mathematics in the skeletal branches, in the layering of snow, the
rhythm with which they shudder in the wind.

I love the lushness of the warm months, but this is when a city shows its nature. 
there is so much to be seen in the naked silhouettes, the glittering in the moonlight;
the silence is visible, tangible: the city waits, the phoenix in a morgue.
and who forgot to change that bloody light-bulb?

ha ha. Sorry pal. Lovely words and pics. I love the light one again, but what a shame there was only one bulb(I like symmetry) B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on August 03, 2013, 05:07:26 PM
haha, right?!  I was torn -- the asymmetry irked me, but i also thought it was kind of poignant somehow. :)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 04, 2013, 02:07:26 PM
"Can I have two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please?"

heh heh.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5527/9438415324_0d8a23cd02.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9438415324/)
23-7-13 Xacti 118 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9438415324/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5456/9438411824_69ed9bc93e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9438411824/)
23-7-13 Xacti 119 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9438411824/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Saw this recently, parked up ignomiously in a reclamation yard, and just had to have it.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5329/9438124152_04255c45b8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9438124152/)
10--7--13 053 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9438124152/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Look at the sign closely. See the slightly obscured name behind the tree? It says Eyam (pronounced by the locals as "Eem.") Very famous in British history. We visited there yonks ago. (will see if I can find the photies). B.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/9438147972_9b826a09a9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9438147972/)
10--7--13 037 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9438147972/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on August 04, 2013, 02:25:41 PM
Brian.

That last picture is the kind of road I love.  Two lanes, edged by broadleaf trees, shadows and light casting ever changing patters on the tarmac.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 04, 2013, 02:29:50 PM
Spoken like a true fellow knight of the road. I too love the roads. Derbyshire is wick with the buggers like this mate. Woodhead Pass, Snake Pass, The Cat and Fiddle, and last but not least Sparrowpit(Mam Tor and Peverley Castle).  B.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on August 08, 2013, 12:35:54 PM
SA in its winter
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on August 13, 2013, 11:55:00 AM
A while back when I moved into this old house (1888-ish) a few of us got to talking about what treasures I might find on this old property if I used a metal detector. Well, I found my first poor manís treasure the other day while using the weed-eater along the fence-line.

Itís an old cast-iron fire poker. It still has a casting seam but no markings to tell me how old it might be. The shaft is complete and unbroken Ė the tip still has the anvil shaped arrowhead.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on August 13, 2013, 11:59:28 AM
What a stunning find!
Get it scrubbed and oiled, and I bet you could use it again.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 13, 2013, 12:07:06 PM
Such things for who know how many years past, have a beauty all their own don't they? Even more so when you find them yourself rather than running across them in a second-hand or junk shop.  ;)

Something tells me you'll be working in the yard with a keen eye from now on.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on August 13, 2013, 12:09:22 PM
Shoot yeah. May need to buy or borrow one of those metal detectors after all.  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on August 13, 2013, 12:22:25 PM
Someone probably took it out there one day to use as a dibber, making holes to plant seeds, and it never got brought back indoors.

Or perhaps it was used, with a bit of twine, as spike to support a growing but now long gone plant.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on August 13, 2013, 01:11:05 PM
That's very possible. The best we can figure, the old fireplace and cast-iron stove ceased to exist around the 1950's when the kitchen was moved to the back of the house and that room became a bedroom.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 13, 2013, 01:30:47 PM
Or . . . it might have been the handiest thing around to use as a weight on the end of a plum line.  ;)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: wanderer on August 13, 2013, 01:39:36 PM
Quote
Shoot yeah. May need to buy or borrow one of those metal detectors after all.  Grin

I think you will be surprised at the relics and coins you might find. Usually libraries will have books on how to search and where. For example, check under old trees, and where people would exit a vehicle/wagon in the driveway.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on August 13, 2013, 03:26:43 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 13, 2013, 08:21:03 PM
On the other hand, I use to find odd pieces of china dolls around the farm house when I lived there. I'm sure I still have them packed away somewhere around here. I know there was a head with the sweet little face they always seemed to have from so long ago. Also at least one leg. Of course the bodies back then were made of cloth, so they had gone to the great doll body heaven long before I moved there.

Someone told me that out-house was a great place to find treasures from the past. The out-house was still there, leaning rather despondently, but I wasn't even tempted to search there! 
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on August 14, 2013, 04:43:35 AM
When we travel our great brown land, I love to get the camera out.

This is in the Northern Territory at an old English settlement called Victoria Settlement.

Eeeerie place they chose to make a camp. No one survived as they tried to live life in the British way.

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Holidays/Victoria020.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Holidays/Victoria020.jpg.html)

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Holidays/NavigationBeaconatSmithPoint.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Holidays/NavigationBeaconatSmithPoint.jpg.html)

A termite mound on a grave

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Holidays/Day40111.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Holidays/Day40111.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: ma100 on August 14, 2013, 04:47:13 AM
Blimey, it reminds me of some of the old abandoned stone huts in the Scottish hills.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on August 14, 2013, 04:48:45 AM
Might be similar mate. Its a very sad place, they were so close to living on land that had water etc but this island was surrounded by crocs and full of mosquito's.

Of course, they were in full English regalia....
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 14, 2013, 04:49:55 PM
Great pics ff. I can't believe they tried to live the 'british' way, without adapting. Ridiculous weren't they. Such sheer stupid arrogance on their part. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on August 14, 2013, 04:51:56 PM
Probably all about orders back then mate and they would have no idea just how they had picked the most rugged part of the country to land.

They would all have been in full uniform and everything back then. Such a different time
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on August 14, 2013, 04:53:13 PM
People still do it now in Ex-pat communities, and frown upon those who have 'gone native'.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 14, 2013, 04:55:25 PM
Hide-bound people need their hides thumping, imo.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 17, 2013, 02:52:33 PM
Another stunning few photo's, I took only last week when we had some spectacular sun-sets. I love these. Taken from the car park behind the factory where I park the van.


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5350/9530078393_5667a114d7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9530078393/)
17-8-13 180 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9530078393/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

And another.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7427/9530080421_3c821e4ac4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9530080421/)
17-8-13 179 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9530080421/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Another

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3695/9530076003_5b0333e633.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9530076003/)
17-8-13 181 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9530076003/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Last one of these.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/9532854326_42b4e0fa84.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9532854326/)
17-8-13 182 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9532854326/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on August 17, 2013, 04:46:01 PM
Those are nice.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on August 17, 2013, 05:43:05 PM
wow firefly, those are some unsettling (and awesome) pictures... I can almost see the ghosts of settlers in the first one. :x

Fantastic sunsets as always, Brian!
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on August 17, 2013, 05:58:47 PM
It was a very eerie place mate and a very sad place. They had a hospital and bakery and all sorts of buildings there but none of them helped them survive.

Bri does put on a good sunset doesn't he.  :D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 17, 2013, 06:25:16 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on August 17, 2013, 06:52:05 PM
I think we should just start calling Brian "Sunset".  That's a nice manly nickname, right? :)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 17, 2013, 06:55:27 PM
 ;D Give over! Next, you'll all be waiting to see me 'going down.'   ::) ::) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on August 17, 2013, 07:16:02 PM
;D Give over! Next, you'll all be waiting to see me 'going down.'   ::) ::) ;D ;D

haha :)

Touchť, Sunset, touchť. ;)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on August 17, 2013, 08:51:13 PM
Oh, so now I'm 'touchy?' heh heh. One track mind you seem to have (when did I start yakkin like Yoda?) ha ha. Gnight all. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on August 18, 2013, 06:49:33 PM
Man builds the tools he needs to accomplish a job or mission that already exists.

What job needed to be done to have build this thing?

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2f5bob/:K9
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on August 18, 2013, 06:55:27 PM
Man builds the tools he needs to accomplish a job or mission that already exists.

What job needed to be done to have build this thing?

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2f5bob/:K9

Thems some pretty big salad tongs.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on August 18, 2013, 06:58:45 PM
Shoot yeah, and if they thought it was cost effective to build this picker, that now begs the question -- how often are we having an oops and dumping platforms of steel into the drink?   ???
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on August 18, 2013, 07:26:30 PM
Is it a floating dock for working on ships Skip?
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on August 18, 2013, 07:28:42 PM
Clearly, it's for picking very large and heavy things off the bottom of the sea.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on August 18, 2013, 07:29:01 PM
If they grabbed a ship in that narrow of a spread, wouldn't they risk snapping it in two or thirds?

EDIT: well, whatever its for it's a hawnken-beast.
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Post by: bri h on August 18, 2013, 08:39:00 PM
Doesn't this remind you of those money-makers they used to have in fairgrounds? The one where you grab onto a teddy bear and just as you get it near the drop-chute, the bear drops and you have to go again. I can just see that exo-skeletal grabber thingy of yours with an amphibian teddy bear in its jaws. heh heh. B
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Post by: Skip Slocum on August 18, 2013, 08:43:59 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on August 18, 2013, 08:51:42 PM
It's a beast.

When they need to lift something long , which might break as Skip suggested, they lower supporting cradles into place around the wreckage first to support it.  Then 'the claw' picks up cradles and contents.

Clever bit of kit.

Follow the link below for more info and a video.

http://www.vbar.com/claw/index.html

Gyppo
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Post by: Skip Slocum on August 18, 2013, 08:57:35 PM
Even bigger wowzers! than I thought.
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Post by: Lin on August 19, 2013, 03:19:30 PM
I had such a wonderful time this year on my working holiday.  It was incredible and so I have posted some pictures of my book tour on the following link

www.itslinhere.wordpress.com  

Lin x :)
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Post by: wanderer on August 19, 2013, 04:08:54 PM
Nice pictures and even the dog looks happy.  ;)
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Post by: JewelAS53 on August 19, 2013, 05:19:14 PM
Nice pics.
Imagine having a book signing tour there... boggles the mind, almost, but I suppose there's not much else to do there, but read?
I am really happy for your success with this book.
J
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Post by: intercat on August 20, 2013, 12:20:25 AM
I had such a wonderful time this year on my working holiday.  It was incredible and so I have posted some pictures of my book tour on the following link

www.itslinhere.wordpress.com  

Lin x :)

Wow, Lin, that sun dropping between the hills -- yeesh!  Amazing.
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Post by: Lin on August 20, 2013, 06:31:26 AM
Yes that's Dylan almost falling asleep at North Farm Gallery.  It really was an amazing time.  The singing with Bone Idol was overwhelmingly beautiful. Everyone on those islands has a special kind of personality, I am sure there is 100% happiness on Scilly.  Not many cars and we hired a golf buggy to drive around in. it was great fun.  

Do go if you can, it is a bit more expensive to get there but the views are breathtaking. My husband took all the photos and yes the sunset he is very proud of.  The sun going down between the two hills of Samson is a famous pastime for many photographers, but I think he captured the biscuit on this one!  

Lin x
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Post by: Lin on August 20, 2013, 07:29:06 AM
Yet another delightful movie this time - Holland and you have never seen it!

http://www.cinemagnus.nl/Film/1000001497/De+Nieuwe+Wildernis.html

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Post by: ChrisHarrison on August 20, 2013, 01:04:54 PM
I had such a wonderful time this year on my working holiday.  It was incredible and so I have posted some pictures of my book tour on the following link

www.itslinhere.wordpress.com  

Lin x :)

There's a real place called Fraggle Rock! Fantastic. Sunset photo looks awesome too.
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Post by: ChrisHarrison on August 20, 2013, 01:21:49 PM
I've been looking for this photo for a long time.

My first attempt at the summit of Scafell ended in failure metres from the top. The path was concave, steep and full of stone and gravel and I was stuck. The expedition was abandoned and I came back down. However, I was parked in Wasdale and passed Wast Water just as early evening sunlight was falling on the screes. The sky was washed out in the image; I had no filters with me when I took it. The digital image is a scan from the negative with a little bit of contrast work and sharpening. (Scanned film and transparency always comes out soft.)

I've never seen the Screes that colour before or since. And had I got to the top of Scafell I wouldn't have seen it like this.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5463/9554469569_04282018f5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46311804@N08/9554469569/)
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Post by: ChrisHarrison on August 20, 2013, 01:24:47 PM
Another pic from yonks ago that I've found this afternoon. Robinson at the head of Newlands valley, looking very stormy.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5333/9557280602_7e7b391a00_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46311804@N08/9557280602/)
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Post by: bri h on August 20, 2013, 02:17:05 PM
You've captured the moods of the mountains very well Chris. I'm really impressed. Great work mate. We're counting down the days till we go again. (three weeks). we're staying in Grasmere this time. I noticed a few little wandering pathways around Rydal water, last time we were there that I wanna explore. Plus we wanna walk up to Loughrigg Fell and see the tarn. Usually we walk up Tod Crag and then sit and come back down for a late tea. (why's it always the meals that end up bein so memorable? ha ha.) I've told Skinny, I wanna be on the Eastern side of Wast Water to get the sunset, this time. I think a picture of a sunset from the other side will be a right cracker. B
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Post by: JewelAS53 on August 20, 2013, 02:20:53 PM
Wow Chris, those are stunning photos! It's all about being there isn't it, and having the equipment.
Thank you for sharing.
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Post by: ChrisHarrison on August 20, 2013, 02:45:27 PM
You've captured the moods of the mountains very well Chris. I'm really impressed. Great work mate. We're counting down the days till we go again. (three weeks). we're staying in Grasmere this time. I noticed a few little wandering pathways around Rydal water, last time we were there that I wanna explore. Plus we wanna walk up to Loughrigg Fell and see the tarn. Usually we walk up Tod Crag and then sit and come back down for a late tea. (why's it always the meals that end up bein so memorable? ha ha.) I've told Skinny, I wanna be on the Eastern side of Wast Water to get the sunset, this time. I think a picture of a sunset from the other side will be a right cracker. B

Thanks Bri. Good on yer for staying in Grasmere. Yeah, the views from Loughrigg Terrace across the Vale of Grasmere are fantastic. And on your travels round Rydal get over to the Badger Bar and see what local ales are on tap that evening. Have you considered walking the coffin trail from Grasmere to Rydal? Head up the hill past the Wordsworth Museum and it brings you out at Rydal Hall. Grasmere's a good hub for longer walks out west too. Hope the weather holds for you both and you get that sunset shot.

Wow Chris, those are stunning photos! It's all about being there isn't it, and having the equipment.
Thank you for sharing.

Thanks Jewel. Sometimes a photographer has to have the patience of a saint and sometimes the opportunism of a pick pocket! I couldn't have planned that Wast Water shot.
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Post by: bri h on August 20, 2013, 02:52:52 PM
Contrariwise, my photo's of Wast took a lot of professionalism. It takes an awful lot of skill to lift yer arm in just the right manner, (and to be not holding a ciggy). The only thing I did, was turn up on the day with my trusty Xacti, and point the bugger. ha ha. I'm an artisan of my craft. (If my tongue gets any further in my cheek, I'll choke. heh  heh). Look back a few pages Chris, I think I put the pics on of the passenger boat on Ullswater, leaving a huge ripple effect in silvery water. LOVE it. B
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Post by: DC on August 20, 2013, 03:08:53 PM
Hi Peeps, slight change of location if I may, while I figure out how to post piccies.

Back in my Uni days, we had a slogan on our Hiking Club T-shirtd that stated:

'LANCASTER UNIVERSITY HIKERS: 8 OUT OF 10 SHEEP PREFER THEM'.

On a walk up Ben Lawers one day, we passed a flock of sheep huddled in the corner of a field. Half an hour later, I turned round to find strong evidence that our slogan was, actually, quite accurate... ;D ;D


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-04XKdu0e4gU/SYBJnP6IjzI/AAAAAAAAAVI/T6voIqliCw8/s720/scan0003.jpg?gl=GB)

As our group of eight fell about laughing, the sheep proceeded to form a neat semicircle audience, and just stood and watched us...

We were camping on a site at the side of Loch Tay, near Killin. The next day was Linda's 21st, and I'd promised to take her up Ben More. When I crawled out of my tent, and saw this rather forboding view of dawn over the Loch, I did wonder for a second whether we should change our plans.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lutj9ZLCHAk/SX2a-MZo_XI/AAAAAAAAATg/LPniV8O9_78/s720/Dawn%2520over%2520Loch%2520Tay%252C%252028%2520Jan%25201990..jpg?gl=GB)
As it turned out, the promise of Sunlight prevailed, and a good day was had, especially by Linda. Unfortunately, I left my camera in my tent... :(


Blimey, only took 5 edits to get that right!
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Post by: intercat on August 20, 2013, 03:17:41 PM
d'aw, sheep are so funny. :)


(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/4440/ev16.jpg)

fun wintry clouds over a frozen Lake Michigan and downtown Milwaukee
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Post by: Neghe on August 20, 2013, 03:18:54 PM
Great shots Chris. :-D
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Post by: DC on August 20, 2013, 03:32:09 PM
A bit more practice...

The view south towards the Moelwyns from the East ridge of Moel Siabodon a crisp December morning.

2nd December 1989 to be precise.


(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8RdiI35OYaw/UWsEVxXtYeI/AAAAAAAAApQ/BOAm6dKoRTw/s720/Looking%2520to%2520Moelwyns%2520from%2520E.%2520Ridge%252C%2520Moel%2520Siabod.jpg?gl=GB)

And finally for now, one of my old Yam FJ1200 above Gieranger Fjord...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7hhENZEjf5U/SqAz12ekt-I/AAAAAAAAAb8/4mP_tIkVErg/s640/FJ%2520above%2520Gieranger.jpg?gl=GB)
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Post by: bri h on August 20, 2013, 03:43:31 PM
Wow DC. Those are stunning pics. I always thought people in Ameriggy skated to work when the lake freezes. And the last pic is stunning. I bet Gyp comes here and drools all over the pic of the bike. I'm drooling at the mountain(s). B
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 20, 2013, 03:48:37 PM
Uncle Denis with Nola
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Post by: bri h on August 20, 2013, 03:50:18 PM
Nola looks so cuuuuute Frank. Is Denis likin bein an Uncle?
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 20, 2013, 03:56:50 PM
Yes thats his 1st niece though,its all the more special  ;D
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Post by: JewelAS53 on August 20, 2013, 04:22:33 PM
J's drooling over the bike...  8)
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Post by: bri h on August 20, 2013, 05:16:17 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: DC on August 20, 2013, 05:37:40 PM
Oh dear, just found this. You know the kind of situation when you want to keep something quiet, then someone starts thinking, comes to a conclusion and spills the beans? I'd tried to keep it quiet, but somebody remembered it was my birthday....

11 Feb 1989 in the Clachaig, Glen Coe, about an hour and several pints of 80/- later. The guy to my left turned out to be infinitely more sensible than me, he eventually married Linda.

No, that's a girl called Helen to my right.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-t_37FKS0dNY/SX2iEwmxVaI/AAAAAAAAAoU/7H4cff0alYo/s720/Me%2520and%2520Helen%2520on%2520my%252034th.jpg?gl=GB)


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Post by: bri h on August 20, 2013, 07:00:16 PM
80/-. What a lovely pint. I remember it/them well. ha ha. b
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Post by: Neghe on August 21, 2013, 02:21:45 AM
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/---00AAmadroneoakwood.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/---00AAmadroneoakwood.jpg.html)

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Post by: JewelAS53 on August 21, 2013, 02:51:19 AM
I'm a wheels gal, myself. I had opportunity to experience this as an xtreme ride at a motor show with this - it was fantastic!  ;D ;D ;D
Must do it again, make notes, watch carefully, etc.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/Drift02_zps1eb5a256.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/Drift02_zps1eb5a256.jpg.html)
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/Drift01_zps9374eb15.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/Drift01_zps9374eb15.jpg.html)
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Post by: ChrisHarrison on August 21, 2013, 05:10:42 AM
DC
I've noticed sheep will follow you everywhere in winter. You stop they stop, and they all look like they're thinking 'why we've stopped?' Like the moody pics and the bike looks good in the fjord shot. (People posing would have spoiled the composition, but not a bike.)

Intecat
I came home from Cambridge on the train once and the guy sat opposite me came from Michigan. He told me how cold it gets in winter. Your shots remind me of that train journey and what the guy was talking about.

Neghe
Thanks for the comment. You're lucky to have the 'big country' so close in California. I bet you take it for granted that your hills and mountains are cloaked with trees. In this thread have a look at the mountain photos taken in Britain and see what's missing. When I see photos like yours I think that's what Britain must have looked like before deforestation started in the middle ages.

Jewel
An extreme drive is on my bucket list. A few extreme drives actually. And I live less than an hour from Oulton Park race circuit so I've got no excuses for not doing it.

Bri
Photography. The skill is contained in the eye, isn't it. (So watch where you put that ciggy.) I found the pictures of Great Moss too, so I'll upload those soon. Definitely want me ashes spreading there!
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Post by: JewelAS53 on August 21, 2013, 05:44:14 AM
DC, Intercat, Neghe - all amazing pics. Thanks for sharing.
I think Intercat's could win an award - I can just about feel that cold!
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Post by: bri h on August 21, 2013, 03:08:56 PM
Great shots Nee. Loved the  fourth one. It looks like Dinosaur droppings. ha ha. B
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Post by: Lin on August 22, 2013, 03:04:13 AM
What can you do in Canada? My cousin took this photo. She lives near Vancouver.
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Post by: DC on August 22, 2013, 05:46:53 PM
OK folks, some of you liked the 'moody' pics I posted, so here are some more. Well I think they're moody... :D
Comments accompany them.

October 1988, a Mountaineering Club trip to Snowdonia. We couldn't be bothered with a camp site, I think a couple slept in the mini-bus, but most of us went up to a couple of old buildings in the quarries above Llanberis.

I woke up at around 07:00 on the first morning,and staggered out of the building to be greeted by this sight of Dawn breaking over the Llanberis Pass...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m4JRmtc0NiE/UhZ5HWguy8I/AAAAAAAAA4I/nfcsJHIXSoM/s720/Dawn%2520in%2520Llanberis%2520Pass-Uncopyright-Fade%2520Corrected..jpg?gl=GB)

June 1989, and the Hiking Club went to the Isle of Skye for a week. A group of us decided we would hitch to the northern end of the island, and spend the week walking down the Trotternish Ridge. This is the view of the path ahead as we set off on the first day. Our target for the day was to cross the summit in the far distance on the left. Ther weather ensured we did not reach this, and the 'Night of the Pleasure Dome' came about...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8UTUbtREulw/UhZ5IbokjEI/AAAAAAAAA4c/VLsIKoHC9Ro/s720/The%2520road%2520ahead....jpg?gl=GB)

Later that year I spent a week with Linda and her family in North Wales. On the first day Linda and I went for a walk up the beach, spent a couple of hours acting like four-year olds in the sand dunes, and were rewarded with this sight as we returned to the flat.

Looking south to the Llyn peninsular from Dinas Dinlle, 27 December 1989.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HHDskuKqj8c/UhZ5H7whS4I/AAAAAAAAA4U/vdGIhYya40E/s720/Sunset%2520at%2520Dinas%2520Dinllie%252C%252027%2520December%25201989.jpg?gl=GB)

Now there's a program still broadcast on Radio 4 long wave that I used to listen to as a four-year old. The names of places they still talk about conjoured up wonderful images in my imagination back then, and still do. Images of lands which, if I'd looked for them on a map, I would surely have found in areas of the ocean labelled 'Here be Draggones'.. :D Names such as Shannon, Bailey, South East Iceland, Faeroes. So now many of out British members will know the program I speak of.

So I was on a ferry returning from Shetland in 2001 when the Captain announced that, unlike on the outward journey a week earlier, we would not be stopping at Kirkwall, but sailing straight to Aberdeen, passing Fair Isle. As soon as I heard that name, my hackles began to tingle. I had to get a photo. As we passed the island at Sun set, I think the photo does justice to those four-year old imaginings

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-iUfa05mT2dI/UhZ5JhqxIfI/AAAAAAAAA4o/_YlWs76ov9A/s640/Fair%2520Isle%2520Sunset.jpg?gl=GB)
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Post by: bri h on August 22, 2013, 06:00:37 PM
Wow Dc. There's some lovely pics there. I'm well impressed. I love the sunrise and sunset. Tremendous.

I've taken these at the back of our factory near Mansfield, and at the back door of our house. B

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5442/9570336941_623b573f42.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9570336941/)
22-8-13 158 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9570336941/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/9570345151_cdb53bd350.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9570345151/)
22-8-13 153 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9570345151/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7409/9570359283_71be21fcd8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9570359283/)
22-8-13 116 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9570359283/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

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Post by: DC on August 22, 2013, 06:09:39 PM
Like the bottom one, Bri. Here's one I took a few years back from what was then my front window.

Sunset over Kendal...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4IqojOByxMU/UhPHswDP_hI/AAAAAAAAAwA/ZrHiLcoi6ro/s720/DSCN0511.JPG?gl=GB)
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Post by: bri h on August 22, 2013, 06:11:57 PM
Ooh. Like that one. Are the clouds, the fumes from the Mint Cake factory? heh heh.
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Post by: DC on August 22, 2013, 06:29:47 PM
Sunset over the Langdale Pikes, taken from the Crossthwaite road out of Kendal.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XoW5OYBxkBs/UhaQKW64l7I/AAAAAAAAA5c/9XQwRSiUHWM/s720/DSCN0801.JPG?gl=GB)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 22, 2013, 07:27:03 PM
Now there's a program still broadcast on Radio 4 long wave that I used to listen to as a four-year old. The names of places they still talk about conjoured up wonderful images in my imagination back then, and still do. Images of lands which, if I'd looked for them on a map, I would surely have found in areas of the ocean labelled 'Here be Draggones'.. :D Names such as Shannon, Bailey, South East Iceland, Faeroes. So now many of out British members will know the program I speak of.  justice to those four-year old imaginings

Ah, the Shipping Forecast. ;-)  I still listen to it sometimes late at night.  Instant memories of a big old wooden cased valve radio and the caravan years.  The smell of warming wood, shellac, and Bakelite and the red glow of the coils in the valves, watched through a narrow gap where the perforated back joined the sides.  A bit like watching the grottoes forming in coal fires.

I particularly liked a couple of your morning pictures, where most of the world is still monochrome but the colour is just starting to bleed in.  Right on the cusp between night and day.  'Watercolour' mornings, full of promise and a subtle magic.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on August 23, 2013, 07:22:38 AM
A photo I snapped tonight on my phone

We were standing out the front of the station after a call complaining about the cold and there was this sunset.... :D

Lotsa things in the way but it was a moment  ;)

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/20130823_173619_zpsceb7134b.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/20130823_173619_zpsceb7134b.jpg.html)
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Post by: JewelAS53 on August 23, 2013, 07:32:17 AM
Stunning sunset ff - sky looks like it's on fire!
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Post by: fire-fly on August 23, 2013, 08:19:22 AM
Thanks mate, it does doesn't it. Certainly doesn't show you how cold it was ay.  :D
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Post by: ChrisHarrison on August 23, 2013, 09:45:46 AM
Great sunset photos. That's the thing about sunsets, they look good wherever they occur: countryside, suburban street. I like DC's shot of Llanberis with that distant bit of light catching the tops.
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Post by: ChrisHarrison on August 23, 2013, 10:24:16 AM
On the 9th March 2005 I got up and said 'today I'm going to Knott End to photograph Fleetwood pier against a golden sunset.' And guess what happened? I can do a few things, but controlling the weather is not one of them, so I got lucky that day. I got frozen hands as well.

I was there all afternoon and then when the sun started to go down I was ready and waiting. The whole glowing goldeness lasted about thirty minutes:

17.46 pm (300mm 1/10th sec f29)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3667/9577736448_2953bc1fb7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46311804@N08/9577736448/)

17.48 pm (120mm 1/25th sec f29)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7344/9574942229_1f9a5672b5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46311804@N08/9574942229/)

18.17 pm (210mm 1.3 sec f29)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/9577735396_4f2239ce55_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46311804@N08/9577735396/)
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Post by: bri h on August 23, 2013, 01:42:33 PM
Ooh now I'm drooling Chris. Ff, to me it doesn't matter what's under the sunset as long as you capture the sky. The rest puts it into perspective for me. So well done. Loved it. I LOVE the silhouette formed by a good sunset. (as you've probably all gathered, by now) B
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Post by: DC on August 23, 2013, 02:52:29 PM
Like the top one on the telephoto lens, Chris. (The others are pretty damned good as well. :D )

Here's a slightly different sunset photo. About ten years back, I'd been to Gordale Scar over in Yorkshire. Walking back to the 'bike I turned to look at the scene behind me, and noticed the sinking sun, out of shot, was casting a soft golden light on the rock formation on the top of the hill to my left. I had to get a picture. As a bonus, just as I took first pressure on the shutter, a flock of Corvids took off from the rocks...

'Evening Flight'
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OVq6LlYxQ5I/UhPHfcuOpGI/AAAAAAAAAuY/8OyTXjy55mE/s720/DSCN0364.JPG?gl=GB)
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Post by: DC on August 23, 2013, 03:11:09 PM
Bri has posted several great shots taken in Wasdale. Here's one from the 'other end', so to speak.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-SW-3MVD0JaE/UhPIItdOaSI/AAAAAAAAAzo/Qq2gk9vbsys/s640/Wasdale%2520from%2520Westmorland%2520Cairn.jpg?gl=GB)

Taken from a few yards away from the 'Westmorland Cairn', near the summit of Great Gable. The small dark green patch of trees just left of centre holds a secret...

St Olaf's Church

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Anzj0Xm6aaA/SV4orQiyY2I/AAAAAAAAAvY/a2pi7dx2Hh0/s720/St%2520Olaf%2527s%252C%2520Wasdale..JPG?gl=GB)

Claimed by some to be the smallest church in England. A lovely little place. Even in the wildest weather, once inside and the door is shut, silence reigns. Wonderfull feeling, though I tend to attribute it to two-feet thick walls, rather than the will of any deity.

Inside, looking towards the Altar.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mx1aODF6pac/RaV4bpEkOFI/AAAAAAAAAvg/b3BRxEMxiig/s720/St%2520Olaf%2527s%2520Interior..JPG?gl=GB)

Legend has it that when the church was built, the main roof beam was made from the keel of a Viking Longship.

A bonus for visiting the inside, and perhaps making a donation to its upkeep, is the view towards Pillar as you leave...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Z-3ixG1Uq2A/UhPHn3IH_vI/AAAAAAAAAvo/tKb9QWqUuTA/s720/View%2520on%2520Leaving%2520St%2520Olaf%2527s..JPG?gl=GB)
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Post by: ChrisHarrison on August 23, 2013, 03:39:13 PM
Great shots DC. Corvids? Is that a local name for something?

Wasdale, so much in one solitary place: deepest lake, highest mountain, smallest church, biggest liar, the beginnings of rock climbing, Joss Naylor with his dodgy knees.

I've seen the church, but never been inside it. Interesting fact about the Viking longship. And the view down Wasdale from Gable is almost as classic as the view looking back up towards it. 
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Post by: Neghe on August 23, 2013, 03:42:21 PM
Again, great shots DC :-)



And love that sunset Fire Fly...  


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Post by: bri h on August 23, 2013, 03:48:28 PM
Hey Chris. You ever been in Grasmere Cemetery? Wordsworth is buried there. Actually, the whole clan Wordsworth is there. Loads of em.  B
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Post by: ChrisHarrison on August 23, 2013, 04:03:07 PM
Bri, yeah I've seen Wordsworth's grave. A friend and I got thrown out of that church once. We were sat in on a local concert/recital kind of thing not knowing you had to pay to go in until we were 'gently reminded.' The Wordsworth Museum is always (words)worth a visit. They've had some brilliant exhibitions over the years.
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Post by: DC on August 23, 2013, 04:03:42 PM
Chris, 'Corvids' are the group of bird species including Crows, Rooks, Ravens, Jackdaws and Magpies.

There is asaying to distinguish between Crows and Rooks:

'If you see a flock of Crows, they're Rooks, if you se a solitary Rook, it's a Crow.'

Or is it the other way round? :D I couldn't remember, so decided 'Corvids' was a safe option...

Ah, Joss Naylor, what a guy!  For anyone who doesn't know of him, Google is you friend, or hit this link...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Naylor
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Post by: ChrisHarrison on August 23, 2013, 04:21:22 PM
I'll remember that. Corvids; good name.

I've seen a few dvds about Joss Naylor including the one where he ran all the summits to celebrate his 70th birthday, then the day after was back on his farm sheep shearing!
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Post by: Neghe on August 23, 2013, 05:10:04 PM
A few more from the Californian Wilderness.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/FigeroaMountain.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/FigeroaMountain.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/img_06421.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/img_06421.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Lizards_Mouth_IMG_6347.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Lizards_Mouth_IMG_6347.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/img_0158.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/img_0158.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/img_0618.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/img_0618.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/080622_453.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/080622_453.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/IMGP1069.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/IMGP1069.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/mission_pine_springs_view.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/mission_pine_springs_view.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/JUdel.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/JUdel.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Los-Padres-National-Forest-6.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Los-Padres-National-Forest-6.jpg.html)
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Post by: fire-fly on August 23, 2013, 05:33:28 PM
Love the pier sunset, that is the ants pants.  ;)

All that beautiful scenery guys, your countries are so different to ours, we are lucky aren't we.  :D
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Post by: 510bhan on August 23, 2013, 05:56:30 PM
Love the waterfall one because of the rock. ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on August 23, 2013, 05:58:23 PM
They look metallic don't they 510, its a cool shot, they are all brilliant. 
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Post by: 510bhan on August 23, 2013, 06:06:00 PM
So many of them look like faces -- like the types you see on masks or totem poles. :) Look at the ones either side of the middle in particular. ;)
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Post by: fire-fly on August 23, 2013, 06:14:34 PM
 :D :D

They do too!!

I had only skimmed over the photos but its amazing what you see if you really look.
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Post by: Neghe on August 23, 2013, 06:55:47 PM
Yeah that is a great place to cool-off.

In the 8th pic where the background mountains meant the trees in the foreground you can just make out the Sierra Nevada nearly 200 miles as the crow flies away.

   
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Post by: bri h on August 23, 2013, 07:04:02 PM
I love em all. Brilliant well thought out pics. LOVE the waterfall because of the  . . . waterfall. heh. B
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Post by: Gyppo on August 23, 2013, 07:15:05 PM
After all the sweeping vistas here's something a bit smaller.

Weirdness from the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge a few years ago.  Followers of some bizarre 'bull' cult, possibly Minoan.

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 23, 2013, 07:17:56 PM
And another sunset, from my back doorstep.  The silhouetted weather vane was too much to resist.

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 23, 2013, 07:27:34 PM
Here's one I'm rather pleased with because it was one of those split second 'ambush' shots where you line things up and then have to anticipate the perfect moment to press the button.

Every Chinese New Year they start the celebrations outside the town hall with a Chinese firecracker.  This is a whole string of crackers wrapped tightly around a pole in a spiral.  After the first one cracks the rest unwind as they go, sounding like light machinegun fire.  It's all over very quickly and I managed to catch it.  A second after this there was nothing but a ring of red debris around the base of the pole

The organiser told us that in China itself the firecracker part of the ceremony is now banned.

Left click to enlarge.

    
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 23, 2013, 07:41:25 PM
Gyppo, your sunset with the weather vane is great. Love the colorful sunset and it makes the perfect background for the vane.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 23, 2013, 07:55:41 PM
It was one of those moments when I just glanced out of the window and thought "I have to capture that'.  Forget everything else, get the camera!  A few minutes either way and it wouldn't have been worthwhile.

That neighbour has since moved and took his weathervane with him.
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Post by: JewelAS53 on August 23, 2013, 08:03:14 PM
This might seem a weird thing to note.
It always amazes me that there are such lovely sunsets outside of Africa. I thought those were our prerogative. The best I have seen is in Namibia.
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Post by: fire-fly on August 23, 2013, 09:27:58 PM
Three nice pics there Gyp, the sunset weather vane is my fave.  :D
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Post by: Neghe on August 23, 2013, 09:55:49 PM
This might seem a weird thing to note.
It always amazes me that there are such lovely sunsets outside of Africa. I thought those were our prerogative. The best I have seen is in Namibia.

LOL...No...the best sunsets are--and have always been--in the American South-West. :-P
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Post by: fire-fly on August 23, 2013, 10:16:52 PM
Dreamer!! They are in Oz.  ::)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 24, 2013, 03:11:04 AM
The best sunsets are the ones you see, wherever you live.  Especially the unexpected moments of colour and glory after a bad day.  The moments that make you just stop and stare for a while.
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Post by: fire-fly on August 24, 2013, 03:25:41 AM
True mate, it is the unexpected that turn your head.  ;)
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Post by: bri h on August 24, 2013, 01:20:02 PM
Great set of pics Gyp. Anyone else seeing gyppos 'cock' think immediately of Kelloggs? No? Only me then. heh heh. Loved the moment-capture of the firecracker gyp. I can almost imagine the banging going on. B
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Post by: Neghe on August 24, 2013, 03:32:02 PM
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/wyattsbackingtrip192.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/wyattsbackingtrip192.jpg.html)

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(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/wyattsbackingtrip123.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/wyattsbackingtrip123.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/wyattsbackingtrip129.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/wyattsbackingtrip129.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/HazardTree106.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/HazardTree106.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Ojai5.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Ojai5.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/wyattsbackingtrip114.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/wyattsbackingtrip114.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/wyattsbackingtrip102.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/wyattsbackingtrip102.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/wyattsbackingtrip104.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/wyattsbackingtrip104.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/wyattsbackingtrip107.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/wyattsbackingtrip107.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/DSC02818.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/DSC02818.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/8320763518_33374bee1d.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/8320763518_33374bee1d.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/images2.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/images2.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/images3.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/images3.jpg.html)
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Post by: fire-fly on August 24, 2013, 06:09:59 PM
Wow some beautiful spots in the strip Neghe.  ;)

In number 9, what sort of rock formation is that?
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Post by: fire-fly on August 24, 2013, 06:17:33 PM


(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Holidays/Day2458.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Holidays/Day2458.jpg.html)


(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Holidays/IMGP7683.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Holidays/IMGP7683.jpg.html)

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Holidays/Day7003.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Holidays/Day7003.jpg.html)

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Holidays/Day7025.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Holidays/Day7025.jpg.html)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 24, 2013, 06:25:31 PM
I really like colour and the pattern of ripples in the water in that first pic, Fly.   And the shadows on the sunlit side of the river/creek.
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Post by: 510bhan on August 24, 2013, 06:26:53 PM
Poor little wallaby. :'( Big hungry croc.
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Post by: fire-fly on August 24, 2013, 06:36:30 PM
So many nice spots in all our countries Gyp, it blows ya mind at times ay.

That's what I thought too 510.

Some dude in the NT on the Mary river decided to go swimming yesterday, he didn't get back to the bank that's for sure.

Bloody idiot.

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Post by: Neghe on August 24, 2013, 08:23:58 PM
Wow some beautiful spots in the strip Neghe.  ;)

In number 9, what sort of rock formation is that?

It's a Cold Water Sandstone formation.

Here is the top of the rock:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/IMGP4409.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/IMGP4409.jpg.html)

Cold Water Sandstone is great for pool making:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/6020477225_c655059321.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/6020477225_c655059321.jpg.html)

It's cool you posting Ozzie Out Back shot, as I'm posting Cali Out Back shots :D

*though we don't have Crocks.

**but we do have Bears and Mountain Lyons.

***and Rattle Snakes. Check this 7 foot Mojave Green  :-O

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/rattlesnake_hhg_1988-03-26.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/rattlesnake_hhg_1988-03-26.jpg.html)
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Post by: fire-fly on August 24, 2013, 08:34:16 PM
 :o :o

Holy crap is that a rattler?

I love those pools and the little waterfall, real nice spot that one.

Got any bear shots?
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Post by: Neghe on August 24, 2013, 08:40:54 PM
:o :o

Holy crap is that a rattler?

I love those pools and the little waterfall, real nice spot that one.

Got any bear shots?

Yeah...somewhere. :-\

I got some mountain Lyon shots also. Er...somewhere. 
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Post by: JewelAS53 on August 24, 2013, 09:06:43 PM
Stunning pics nee and ff. thanks for sharing.
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Post by: bri h on August 24, 2013, 09:47:33 PM
"Argh!!! Snake!" heh heh. Great shots people. Loved the step waterfalls and pools. B
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Post by: DC on August 24, 2013, 10:04:23 PM
Here's a nice spot, little lake called Blelham Tarn, at the back of Windermere near Wray Castle.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M-Z--7SIilw/UhljsoXMGeI/AAAAAAAAA54/01ijPETtey0/s512/100NIKON_122.JPG)

And here's what I caught a few hours later...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cTFMLGmZpg0/UhlkZ0T8HLI/AAAAAAAAA6A/XnmVkf7U2ug/s720/14lb%252012oz%2520Pike%252C%2520Blelham%2520Tarn%252020%2520July%25202002.%25201.JPG)
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Post by: Neghe on August 24, 2013, 10:06:51 PM

Looks yummy DC :-)
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Post by: JewelAS53 on August 24, 2013, 10:08:05 PM
Hi DC.
Wow. Talk about deceptive calm! Did you eat the monster or return it?
J
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Post by: DC on August 25, 2013, 08:37:43 AM
I always return Pike, they're my favourite fish, and the apex predator, so needed to keep the ecosystem healthy...

In spite of its looks, it wasn't a 'monster', only weighted in at 14lb 10oz. It had a very large head and 'shoulders', but was quite skinny from there back. As it was caught in July, I think it was a female that had recently spawned. If it had been in prime condition, I reckon it would easily have been pushing 20lb.
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Post by: bri h on August 25, 2013, 03:28:24 PM
and a lot more difficult to catch. Beautiful specimen, the fish ain't bad either. Oo-er Mrs. heh heh.
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Post by: DC on August 25, 2013, 05:24:29 PM
Bri, I read a funny comment some years back by an angler pointing out how the swimming tourists in Grasmere rapidly vacate the water when a 20lb pike is pulled out...  ;D ;D

A bit like this one, at 23lb 3oz.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1ETeBjoo5xI/Uhp00YjjgII/AAAAAAAAA6Q/niiipKd9AiA/s640/23lb%25203oz%2520Pike.jpg?gl=GB)

Caught from this swim:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-aHPhFkKVhYc/SV5ZiJKVUeI/AAAAAAAAAOQ/XnRa4fH2-0Y/s720/Dransfield%2520at%2520Grasmere.jpg?gl=GB)

I you stand on the bridge over the outflow from Grasmere facing the lake, the rocks and swim are on your right.
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Post by: DC on August 25, 2013, 05:30:11 PM
At five minutes past six on the evening of 19 July 2002, at Holehird Tarn, Windermere, it had just started to rain...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Qo07y0g4d1E/RaWABpEkORI/AAAAAAAAACs/nKOD7jgszCw/s720/Rain%2520Patterns%2520at%2520Holehird.JPG?gl=GB)
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Post by: fire-fly on August 25, 2013, 05:32:06 PM
That's a pretty pattern Dave.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 25, 2013, 06:02:26 PM
Funny how the heavier fish looks less impressive than the smaller one.

Some individual fish definitely have more 'presence' than others ;-)

Gyppo
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Post by: bri h on August 25, 2013, 07:03:00 PM
LOVE the raindrops in the lake with the lily-pads Dc. Lovely. I can hear them as well. (my imagination's in overdrive lately, I don't know why, or care. I'm enjoying the pictures and the words and the melodies) B
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Post by: DistantSun on August 25, 2013, 07:05:22 PM
I agree DC - very nice photo of the rain on the lily pads. The patterns in the water are beautiful!
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Post by: DC on August 25, 2013, 07:55:04 PM
It never rained any harder than a light shower, so after I'd taken the photo, I just sat and watched the patterns for half an hour or so. It's a good job the fish weren't biting. :D
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Post by: DC on August 25, 2013, 08:04:20 PM
And, as I keep mentioning days out on the 'bikes, and holidays I have with Linda, for any who may be curious, here's Linda, and 'Pred'. (Actually a Honda CBF 1000.)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cXHIeriXWQc/SnzdaE6DSPI/AAAAAAAAAbE/6cpdzJkbxQ0/s640/Picture%2520002.jpg?gl=GB)
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Post by: Skip Slocum on August 25, 2013, 08:22:09 PM
Has she told you to get your own bike because that one is hers?  ;D
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Post by: DC on August 25, 2013, 08:36:53 PM
 ;D

That is hers. Here's one of mine and hers in a somewhat exotic looking location...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Q9OHZgY4krA/UhPIxBSyQPI/AAAAAAAAA24/kjcXtL9YZ1w/s640/Yam%2520and%2520Biffa%2520with%2520Palm%2520trees..jpg?gl=GB)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 26, 2013, 05:25:36 AM
Are those Cornish Palm trees, Dave?
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Post by: DC on August 26, 2013, 06:33:10 AM
Are those Cornish Palm trees, Dave?

 ;D ;D ;D

I thought you'd spot that, Gyp.
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Post by: JewelAS53 on August 26, 2013, 11:37:19 AM
In my corner the world is burned in the winter. In early Spring, when the grass decides to grow again, the 3 seasons are visible all at once:
Dry grass from late summer
Burned tufts from winter
Brave greenery of new season.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/ThreeSeasons_zps79a8cf12.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/ThreeSeasons_zps79a8cf12.jpg.html)

The archaic belief is the burning controls disease. These diseases are long since controlled medically. The permanent damage done outweighs the possibility of minimal benefit. Not to mention the small animals that lose their homes every year.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/BurntHole_zps7fd7663b.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/BurntHole_zps7fd7663b.jpg.html)
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Post by: DC on August 29, 2013, 05:35:18 PM
An Engineer's view...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1w5_cxzwSXM/Uh--HHCeKsI/AAAAAAAAA6g/SIMjqacUgDI/s720/Engineer%2527s%2520view.jpg)
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Post by: DC on August 29, 2013, 05:49:58 PM
And a couple of pictures from one of my favourite places, 'Little Gordale', near Malham, Yorkshire.

I called this one 'Kaliedescope in Green'

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nWi3-9x6Q8o/Uh_AB-8H1TI/AAAAAAAAA60/ttgISxNyKhQ/s512/Kaliedescope%2520in%2520Green.%2520%2528Little%2520gordale%2529%2520Copyright..JPG)

And this one is 'Janet's Fosse', named after Janet (or Jennet), the queen of the local faeries, who was said to live in the small cave behind the waterfall.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TYjcu7RWN3I/Uh-_7uK0Y8I/AAAAAAAAA6s/0ujA2rHL9WY/s720/JanetsFoss.jpg)

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Post by: 510bhan on August 29, 2013, 05:51:05 PM
Wonderful, Dave. :)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 29, 2013, 05:57:03 PM
That second pic is really lovely, Dave. I can feel it calling to me.  A man could spend a lot of time there in quiet contemplation of nature.

Gyppo
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Post by: DC on August 29, 2013, 06:15:44 PM
It's an amazing place, Gyppo. The best way to approach it is on a walk through the fields, alongside the river bank, from Malham. It's just an ordinary walk through the fields for maybe a mile, when you find yourself heading towards a wooded gorge. On reaching it, you find that it's fenced off, but there is a 'kissing gate' in the fence. Go through this, and you enter a different world.

The path leads you through the Limestone gorge, which is filled by a deciduous wood, fallen trees left where they came to rest, now covered in Mosses. The best time to visit is in late April/early May, when the white-starred heads of Ramsons carpet the floor of the gorge, and fill the air with their mild Garlic scent. Blue sky with cotton-wool clouds can just be glimpsed through the canopy, and there's a buzz of insects in the air. Somewhere off to your right the stream trickles, sometimes seen, sometimes not.To quote Pink Floyd:

'And a river of green is sliding unseen beneath the trees,
Laughing as it passes through the endless summer making for the sea.'

After about 500 yards, the gorge culminates in the waterfall.

Once you've dragged yourself away from the sight, you follow the path up through a little narrow rocky passage, and after fifty yards, out on to the lane. Then, if you turn to look back, you discover another bit of the magic of this place; from here, there's absolutely no clue that the place you've just walked through ever existed.  :D




Quote
A man could spend a lot of time there in quiet contemplation of nature.

If it wasn't for the tourists...
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Post by: 510bhan on August 29, 2013, 06:17:53 PM
***swoon***
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Post by: Gyppo on August 29, 2013, 06:24:50 PM
'And a river of green is sliding unseen beneath the trees,
Laughing as it passes through the endless summer making for the sea.'

Ah.  Grantchester Meadows.  Well worth looking for on YouTube if you're younger and have never heard it.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 01, 2013, 07:37:42 PM
The English are a sober and serious race, not much given to spontaneity or frivolous behaviour.  Anyone who tells you he saw a group of half-naked Englishmen jubilantly dancing around in a circle, surrounding yet another Englishman who was trying to drown a strangely clad woman by holding her upside down in a bucket of water strapped around his waist, is clearly mis-remembering the event, even if he does have a photo and witnesses to prove it.

Winchester is a strange place.

Left click to enlarge.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 01, 2013, 08:23:26 PM

I would just like to say to the Englishman who while attending a party in California a while back, and--quick as a flash--wrapped the stunningly naked fashion model up in a nice large fuzzy towel as she stepped from the hot-tub...Just What The Hell Is Wrong with You...?

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on September 01, 2013, 09:14:28 PM

Out hot air balloon ride a few years ago.  :D

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/9643/balloonride30thaugust20.jpg)

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/9643/balloonride30thaugust20.jpg)

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Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 01, 2013, 11:41:20 PM

Cool FF.
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Post by: bri h on September 02, 2013, 11:33:19 AM
Great pics ff, only I think there may be something wrong with your camera? There seems to be a black smudge on two of em.  ::) ha ha. LOVE the one where the sun is peeping thru the clouds to shine on the water. (I love takin shots of light on water) Well done. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 02, 2013, 03:38:10 PM
Lennon and McCartney must be so proud. Heh heh. (Sign above the M25 round London).

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3740/9654784769_7044be31d1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9654784769/)
2-9-13 xacti 046 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9654784769/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Tryin the Macro on me Xacti. Not bad I think?

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3747/9654788659_4610b232bb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9654788659/)
2-9-13 xacti 051 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9654788659/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Took this on the way to my drop this morning. (note the headlights just appearing round the corner at the top of the hill)(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5454/9654834245_05168e36ea.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9654834245/)
2-9-13 xacti 097 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9654834245/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Waiting outside the premises of my delivery in Cumbria (Shap) this morning. This reminds me of the old pictures of the Great Train Robbery in the 1960's.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/9654850391_fb5885ce88.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9654850391/)
2-9-13 xacti 105 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9654850391/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Wish this had been a little darker, but I still like it.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3825/9654934423_aa622cc5f6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9654934423/)
2-9-13 xacti 160 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9654934423/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I point my camera quickly out the window as I'm driving if I see something in my head, then just hope I get whatever it is I'm looking at. In this case I did exactly that. I know I shouldn't 'blow my own trumpet,' but I can't help myself. I LOVE this one.

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2-9-13 xacti 179 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9654953751/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Looks like The Blue Man Group are touring again. heh heh.

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2-9-13 xacti 1[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9658203940/](http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/9658203940_45b24799d9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9658201298/)
2-9-13 xacti 196 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9658203940/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr95[/url] by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

We were discussing this on one of the threads, but I can't remember which? So here is the Toilet Duck we were discussing. Hope you all like the pics. B



Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on September 02, 2013, 05:41:36 PM
Bri those old bridges ever cause you worry about the size when you drive your rig through mate?

I don't have a macro lens but hope to get one before the next trip. Be great for my spider shots ay  :D

I like the one with the headlights, it looks too daylight for them to really be there that bright.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 02, 2013, 05:55:45 PM
Actually ff, most of the deliveries I'm doing lately is in a lwb van so no worries about low bridges. However, no matter where I go and in what vehicle, I ALWAYS take my Trucker's Atlas (it has all the bridge heights in the uk in it). xbx
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DC on September 02, 2013, 07:17:52 PM
Picture with headlamps appearing, approaching top of hill from Ravenstonedale on road from Tebay to Kirkby Stephen?
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 02, 2013, 08:21:16 PM
Well spotted Dc. But the other way round. Towards Tebay. Kirkby behind me, then Orton, then under M6 and to me drop. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DistantSun on September 02, 2013, 10:36:21 PM
Very nice, Bri. And DC - the waterfall picture is just beautiful. I agree with Gyp in wanting to sit for a while in a place like that and just contemplate the beauty of the natural world.

Bri - I think it was 2par over in the bar who was asking what a toilet duck was? Or the 'last post' thread. One of those.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 02, 2013, 11:11:09 PM


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Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on September 03, 2013, 03:00:33 AM
Moohaha :o

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 03, 2013, 07:01:37 AM
Nice vistas, Nee,

'stat u, sir d?
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on September 03, 2013, 05:19:11 PM
yes, shaved my head again :P
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 03, 2013, 05:22:02 PM
Is that a smudge on your top lip Frank? ha ha
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 04, 2013, 01:37:59 AM

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/L1030742.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/L1030742.jpg.html)

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(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/medium_large_open-uri20130604-18725-1of4nex.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/medium_large_open-uri20130604-18725-1of4nex.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/3285321704_00bfa81076_z.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/3285321704_00bfa81076_z.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/IMG_5322.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/IMG_5322.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/rose-valley-falls-main-fall.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/rose-valley-falls-main-fall.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on September 04, 2013, 02:25:39 AM
Wow what a waterfall!!

What are the fluffy trees in the first pic mate?
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 04, 2013, 02:36:19 AM
More stunning views, Nee. Where is that?
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 04, 2013, 02:48:48 AM
The view out of our office window - under the thatch  ;)
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Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 04, 2013, 02:52:02 AM
I'm really surprised at you ff. You don't recognise the famous Fluffy Trees of SA. In the spring their fluff falls off to begin their migratory flight to all points of the world, to nest and spawn in the belly buttons of the people of the world. We pick it out and with a twitch of the fingers, and just like that they're off again to end up back in SA. It's a beautiful cycle. *sings* "It's the Circle of Li-i-i-fe."  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 04, 2013, 02:56:56 AM
Bri's maths needs an upgrade  :P
Them's not SA trees... Well... Not my SA - could be South Arizona... They look a bit like really old yukkas ???
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 04, 2013, 03:09:55 AM
It's called 'imagination' Joo. heh heh xbx
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on September 04, 2013, 05:40:07 AM
More like bull dust!!   ::)

Jewel I love your view, you must never get sick of that mate  ;)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 04, 2013, 06:14:34 AM
Jewel I love your view, you must never get sick of that mate  ;)
Nope, never tire of the view. I will give an update once the summer grass has grown - SA is all very brown and dry by the very end of the winter.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 04, 2013, 02:09:41 PM

The Joshua Tree.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/00joshua003.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/00joshua003.jpg.html)

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(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/00Joshua004.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/00Joshua004.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 04, 2013, 03:12:19 PM
FF. That waterfall is Rose Valley Falls up in the Sespe wilderness.

Jewel, yours looks a bit like the area round San Luis Obispo or Paso Robles California.

In the spring time:
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2767/4467674717_df5a78f0de_z.jpg?zz=1)

 
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 04, 2013, 05:12:10 PM
Wow! All these pics are so sharp and colourful. Well impressed. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 04, 2013, 05:29:16 PM
I enhanced them a tad. :-}

The last one perhaps a little too far.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 04, 2013, 05:49:48 PM
I enhanced them a tad. :-}

The last one perhaps a little too far.

cheatin git! heh heh
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 04, 2013, 05:53:46 PM
I have boxes of photographs from all over the American west that I have taken over the last 30 years. But now, with these new cameras, and enhancing software, damn near anyone can produce a great photograph.

 
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 04, 2013, 06:03:24 PM
I'm still in awe of Ansell Adams. Da best.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 04, 2013, 06:21:11 PM

I meat him twice. :-)

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on September 04, 2013, 06:21:23 PM
I like the Joshua Tree mate, its very nice.

Gawd, I need that software, all mine are a-la-natural.  :D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 04, 2013, 06:51:42 PM
I meat him twice. :-)



No? tell me bout it. Was he fascinating, or just plain old man?
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on September 06, 2013, 07:47:58 AM
From last nights house fire....Bit blurry but I love the colour, just on dusk.



(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/144/05eg.jpg)

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Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 06, 2013, 12:35:32 PM

Bummer...!

Great shots though.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 06, 2013, 03:37:35 PM
Great pics ff. I like the added camera shake. It gives them a documentary style. The second one where someone's lookin in your direction. Is he sayin, "Oi! Put the friggin camera down and grab a hose!" ha ha. The reason the pics look darker is because of the bright light of the fire, it causes the lens to close down a bit to compensate. Love em chuck. xbx
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 06, 2013, 04:41:59 PM
I had a washer/drier that went up in flames in the middle of a night. My daughters were little and had those cabbage patch dolls. There was a young fireman, probably on his first week tour... The poor fellow had nightmares for weeks after finding a cabbage patch doll under each of two beds.... 'how many children are there, exactly,' he asked, trembling...
Not funny, gyppo, as ff will attest.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on September 06, 2013, 06:29:43 PM
Dark memories warning:  You may prefer to skip to the next post.  First para is harmless enough.

Poor bugger.  My eldest had one of those dolls.  Not a true cabbage patch, but very similar.  When it first arrived it was bigger than her.  I remember going into her room one night and seeing the two heads on the pillow.  Damned if my lass didn't look more like a doll than the doll.

=====

The most lifelike doll I ever encountered was the baby resuscitation doll.   A man from the ambulance service bought it around to our house, neatly zipped up in a little bag when we said we'd like to learn 'child resusc' after losing Mathew at four and half months.  With Kizzi on the way it seemed a good idea.  It was a damned good idea, even though we never needed to use the skills.

Unlike the adult resusc dolls, which are often only a top half and never look quite real even with tracksuit legs added, the child one is full bodied.  Dressed in a babygro. Even the mouth looks right, because you have to poke a finger in there and check the little tongue isn't folded back and blocking the airways before you start doing mouth to mouth.

He warned us, before opening the bag, that it was very lifelike.

In retrospect it was more deathlike, which was horribly realistic.  Pale and lifeless.  Really pale babies still unsettle me to this day.  I want to prod them and see them move.  Sometimes I have to walk away from pale babies in pushchairs at the bus station or similar places, even when I know they're okay.

Practising the chest compressions with two fingers and inflating those little lungs on every sixth press was -truly - one of the hardest things I've ever done.  It takes a short but quite powerful puff.  We had to do it for a minute without missing a beat.  The difficult part was remembering to breath back in between puffs, or there was no air to share with the little one.  Plus you get dizzy yourself from lack of oxygen and then you're no use to anyone.

I am so glad I've never had to do it for real although Kizzi did give us a couple of false alarms.  I'm fairly sure I could, thanks to that little doll and the understanding patience of the Ambulance trainer, think I could, but pray I'll never have to.

=====

Sorry if I've cast a shadow on anyone's day, but your post suddenly brought it back as clear as yesterday.  Not your fault, sometimes the most everyday things trigger the memories.  My mind is still subconsciously counting the compressions.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 06, 2013, 07:16:16 PM
Oh Gyppo. I am so sorry for triggering that memory. Hugs.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on September 06, 2013, 10:49:14 PM
Gyp, even more amazing now is not doing the breaths, its all compressions now.  :o

It is a brilliant thing to learn and it stays with you and at the end of the day, any help you can give is better then none at all.

We had a guy on Wednesday have a heart attack while driving. Passerbys dragged him out and started CPR. Ambos, us, coppers all got there withing ten minutes but this lady saved him. He woke up 48 hrs later in hospital and asked why he was there.  :D

Quote
"Oi! Put the friggin camera down and grab a hose!"

 :D :D

Nah mate, the new young keen ones were all there, I took photos and did BA control. Its different if there is only four of us, you gotta work for your money then, even if you are a little old lady.  :P
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 06, 2013, 11:43:58 PM

I was young and keen once.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on September 07, 2013, 03:42:25 AM

A few of the house

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(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Fires/20130905_180537_resized_zpsd2a734dc.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Fires/20130905_180537_resized_zpsd2a734dc.jpg.html)


(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Fires/20130905_180822_resized_1_zps5c353975.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Fires/20130905_180822_resized_1_zps5c353975.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 07, 2013, 03:53:34 AM
Wow! kindling!
Our houses are built with brick - they don't burn quite so completely. I do hope the families are not totally destituted by this disaster.

Thanks for the pics, FF, I am writing a fire scene this morning. These will help enormously.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on September 07, 2013, 04:19:41 AM
The house was empty mate. There are three in the bush side by side. Someone torched the middle one about a month ago, probably thought all three would go.

They used a lot of accelerant for this one, it was an inferno when we arrived, within ten minutes.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Skip Slocum on September 07, 2013, 02:14:59 PM
After it cools, maybe they'll get the dogs to sniff it for remains.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on September 07, 2013, 04:35:30 PM
Yeah they made it a crime scene mate but being a vacant house that would have been demolished anyway, don't know how hard they will try.

Coulda been the owners. Its a quick and easy and cheap demo for them this way.

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 08, 2013, 11:22:37 AM
What was your Sunday Morning coffee enterntainment?

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Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 08, 2013, 11:29:16 AM
About 100k people live in this 'Informal Settlement'
A free drink from Bones to whoever spots the incongruity.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/InformalSettlement_zpsa74797d8.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/InformalSettlement_zpsa74797d8.jpg.html)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/Shack_zps9b4ed2bd.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/Shack_zps9b4ed2bd.jpg.html)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/WashingLine_zps9d8cd35c.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/WashingLine_zps9d8cd35c.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: 510bhan on September 08, 2013, 11:39:55 AM
Satellite dishes/cable TV in such poverty? ::)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 08, 2013, 12:05:58 PM
Bones, Sio has another reason to rack 'em up... got it in one  ;D
My shout.

It's satellite TV - we don't have cable here.
Next time I'm in there I'll take pics from the inside for more incongruity  ;)
If it's safe to do so.
It's all about priority, one man's meat, I suppose...
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: 510bhan on September 08, 2013, 12:06:43 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on September 08, 2013, 12:07:00 PM
Whenever Jed comes to mind :D

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 08, 2013, 03:03:16 PM
*sings*

"Come and listen to my story of a man named Frank.
A French/Canadian writer, barely kept himself in bread.
Then one day he was conjuring up a character
and out from his head came a Jed teleporter.

Story that is,
swimming fools
Publishers.

So next thing you know . . . ."  ha ha ha

Hope me n you is cool Frankie. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 08, 2013, 03:25:38 PM
Satellite dishes/cable TV in such poverty? ::)

Information and entertainment are essentials in the world we live in today. 
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: 510bhan on September 08, 2013, 03:29:03 PM
Well . . . . :-[
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 08, 2013, 04:04:06 PM
^^^^ What She said. ^^^^
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 08, 2013, 04:09:45 PM
You see dishes even at refugee camps these days. And palms and laptops as well. Welcome to high tech poverty--imagine what it'll be like 50 years from now.




*if we survive the next 50 years that is.   
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 08, 2013, 04:14:12 PM
Oh we'll survive all right Nee. And we'll be reading the latest best-seller at the time. 'How I discovered a new use of Coal and my part in its Downfall, By Brian H.' It'll be in all the shops. Do you want a signature now? Free? heh heh. 
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 08, 2013, 04:48:00 PM
We have to reduce green house gases by 50% within the next 20 years or we hit the point of no return. That'll mean the average temp will go up by 4 to 7 degrees nearly instantly, which will melt most of Greenland's ice-sheets, which will shut-down the Gulf-stream, which will make England oddly enough, colder and much wetter--causing glaciers to grow again in Scotland--alter the rain fall in nearly every major crop growing area on the planet (although large sections of Russia and Canada will be nearly ideal for food production) And That's not to mention most of the world largest cities will be under 10 to 30 feet of water, and it'll make the tropics so hot and humid that they'll become almost inhabitable for half of the year.

They figure all that will be well under way by 50 years from now. There has been almost no movement on reduction of green-house gases to date. And indeed, it looks very unlikely that there will be any reduction at all. And the truly scary bit is at a particular point (which is uncertain) all the now frozen vegetable matter under the per-ma frost will start to decay, sending even more green-house gases into the environment. That can equal nearly as much green-house gases as we have put into the air since the start of the industrial revolution.

We are are phuqued.

         
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 08, 2013, 04:54:17 PM
You're a depressing sod Nee. ha ha. Look on the bright side. In twenty or thirty years I'll be dead. Not my problem mate. It's yours.   ;D   B
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Post by: Skip Slocum on September 11, 2013, 12:29:13 AM
High tech crime fighting meets low tech thieves. (Not my picture but I liked it.)  ;D
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Post by: 510bhan on September 11, 2013, 12:31:27 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D Class.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 11, 2013, 04:40:00 AM
I might just use that, or something similar, in a story one day.  A bit more subtle than a catapult and a half inch lead ball ;-)
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Post by: bri h on September 11, 2013, 01:11:54 PM
I too might try that. There's a guy keeps flying his model aeroplane in the field next to where I live. But the git keeps makin it fly low along our back fence. Next time he does it and he gets it to come along our fence, I'm gonna throw a cctv camera at it. ha ha heh heh. Great pic Skip.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on September 17, 2013, 12:53:21 AM
These pictures look pretty cool. Trees.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/30EwJ8/:6nLmM-VM:V0gJyZqW/green-landscape.com/the-most-beautiful-and-famous-trees-on-earth/

And then play, you bet your life with these colorful beauties.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/6X4Cqc/:K9
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Post by: intercat on September 17, 2013, 12:30:44 PM
some pictures from stormy sunset skies the other day...

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Post by: 510bhan on September 17, 2013, 12:34:11 PM
Wow -- a giant corn on the cob! ;D
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Post by: bri h on September 19, 2013, 05:59:53 PM
1st of a lot of pics of Grasmere (or above it, like this one) Got some good uns and some bad uns. heh heh. The bad uns are already gone. B

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5467/9793697873_6d524792fb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9793697873/)
17-9-13 sanyo pics 105 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9793697873/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3759/9793524904_2ffceef4b4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9793524904/)
17-9-13 sanyo pics 126 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9793524904/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/9793360145_17a969b5a9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9793360145/)
17-9-13 sanyo pics 158 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9793360145/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3777/9793168884_3ca8346f94.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9793168884/)
17-9-13 sanyo pics 195 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9793168884/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

The Lion and the Lamb

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2805/9793011645_5fcc89871b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9793011645/)
17-9-13 sanyo pics 213 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9793011645/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

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Post by: Skip Slocum on September 19, 2013, 06:06:07 PM
The top two are  wallpapers for a computer if ever there was one. Are they high resolution?

EDITED: ^^^
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Post by: bri h on September 19, 2013, 06:07:13 PM
Which one Skip?
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Post by: Skip Slocum on September 19, 2013, 06:08:47 PM
105 and 126
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Post by: bri h on September 19, 2013, 06:11:57 PM
And on a misty day. More comin. Better mebbee. If you can use, then feel free to use. But tell me, ok? B
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Post by: Neghe on September 19, 2013, 06:15:58 PM
Number three reminds me of Monty Python:

The Larch...

The Larch...




.
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Post by: bri h on September 19, 2013, 06:18:16 PM
heh heh. B
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Post by: intercat on September 19, 2013, 07:55:12 PM
(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1237893_10100655611216677_147261484_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q74/s720x720/557911_10100655252755037_621675258_n.jpg)

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I love how the seasons are so pronounced in this park. Itís one of my favorite things about the upper midwest, as someone who spent her first 18 years of life having never seen snow or turning trees or the shyness of inchoate spring. But each season seems to have an almost textbook clarity in this small space, like illustrations in a childís primer. Maybe itís the precision in its layout, its geometry of right angles and rectangles in strict patterns and straight lines; the ebb and flow of seasons vivid in its structure.

Summer lingers on here but the green is turning garish, turning fey. The lushness of the brief sharp summer begins to crumbling at the edges; it is still beautiful but slightly ghastly. soon the colors of the gravel will filter through the leaves, and the trees will carry stoic through the dead months, waiting for the spring.

--

('scuse the slightly florid caption; autumn makes me wax all poetical.)
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Post by: bri h on September 19, 2013, 08:02:43 PM
Don't apologise. That was lovely. I like descrips of the pics, be they poetic or otherwise. B
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Post by: intercat on September 19, 2013, 11:18:17 PM
Thanks, Bri. :) Those silly little description bits -- sometimes with pictures, sometimes not -- are the only kind of writing that's pure pleasure to me, no blood, sweat and tears. :P

(Sadly, the whole "hey describe this but, like, prettily" is a pretty niche market.)
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 20, 2013, 02:14:01 AM
Yesterdays bus/ train collision :o
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Post by: bri h on September 21, 2013, 05:34:26 PM
On the way home today, I went up a road called 'The Struggle.' It leads in an indirect way to Honister Pass, via Patterdale and Glenridding. It's a beautiful scenic road leading to Ullswater. Unfortunately it was misted over (or the clouds were too low) so not much to see. But when we got to Ullswater, the weather suddenly got as bright as a summers day and I took these pics. Hope you like. B

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3689/9861596783_565da62342.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9861596783/)
21-9-13 sanyo pics 088 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9861596783/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2824/9861603173_4c0c374474.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9861603173/)
21-9-13 sanyo pics 084 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9861603173/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/9861524994_d0d58b9cea.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9861524994/)
21-9-13 sanyo pics 065 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9861524994/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2881/9861575976_746bcecf58.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9861575976/)
21-9-13 sanyo pics 058 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9861575976/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/9861590256_9b8739b16c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9861590256/)
21-9-13 sanyo pics 053 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9861590256/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr



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Post by: Mastafrank on September 21, 2013, 05:37:38 PM
Wow what a great view :o ;)

you take great pictures dude ;)
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Post by: bri h on September 21, 2013, 05:38:08 PM
Cheers Frank. b
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Post by: Gyppo on September 21, 2013, 05:43:37 PM
I rather like 088.  One of those 'almost black and white' days, with an infinite variety of greys shading in and out of each other..

What's the object in the foreground in 084.  A bit of tree stump?

Gyppo
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Post by: Neghe on September 21, 2013, 05:44:40 PM

I though it was Nessy.
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Post by: JewelAS53 on September 21, 2013, 05:48:56 PM
Love the mood of those pics, Bri
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Post by: intercat on September 21, 2013, 05:55:54 PM
Man, mostly I really like living in the city, but Brian your pictures make me really question that sometimes.
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Post by: Neghe on September 21, 2013, 06:27:00 PM
And now for something completely different:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/wild_iris_field.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/wild_iris_field.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/medium_large_027e95265f47ee009bc35a89efb68c2f.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/medium_large_027e95265f47ee009bc35a89efb68c2f.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Sespe_Creek_IMG_0126.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Sespe_Creek_IMG_0126.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/20080413_0025-a.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/20080413_0025-a.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/000-figpop.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/000-figpop.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/00-0pinos-1.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/00-0pinos-1.jpg.html)

 
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Post by: fire-fly on September 21, 2013, 06:38:37 PM
Bri, all those peebles on the waters edge, how far back do they stretch mate?

Beautiful views.

Neg, lovely colours in those wild flowers man.
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Post by: bri h on September 21, 2013, 06:52:52 PM
Not to be modest or owt, but I'm a better picture-taker-er than a writer. ha ha. Thanks for all the nice words guys. The 'lump' IS a stump Gyp. It's usually on show, but with all the rain the past week, the levels of the Lakes are higher. There's no real techie-ability in these pics. All I did was point the camera, the area did the rest. I 'see' something in my mind when I take a picture, then I like to try and capture it on 'film.' Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Hope you's don't get sick of these types of shots, cos there's tons more coming now I'm home and have a faster internet connection.

This one isn't photo-shopped or anything. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time, getting rained on but oh so worth it.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/9808567855_6d03819ecd.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9808567855/)
18-9-13 sanyo pics 285 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9808567855/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

This one applies to all of us I think.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3779/9828695105_06c9191810.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828695105/)
20-9-13 sanyo pics-Grasmere 036 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828695105/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Whenever I'm in a bookshop I get a little ocd when I see books like this and I feel compelled to put them the right way up. I don't know if any of you are the same? Anyway, when I turned it the right way up I saw the title was apt, so I set it up again for you all. heh heh.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7431/9828592024_ccc3437ab3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828592024/)
20-9-13 sanyo pics-Grasmere 053 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828592024/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/9828642056_fa41f4134c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828642056/)
20-9-13 sanyo pics-Grasmere 052 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828642056/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Weird or what? heh heh.

I tried my hand at some macro shots. I'm pleased with the result.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3753/9828472015_06d2e49327.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828472015/)
20-9-13 sanyo pics-Grasmere 072 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828472015/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I'm tempted to say 'Dead Poets Society,' but I think that would be wrong.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5347/9828337364_3530c94910.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828337364/)
20-9-13 sanyo pics-Grasmere 088 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828337364/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2829/9828348256_77459bc45d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828348256/)
20-9-13 sanyo pics-Grasmere 092 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828348256/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Last one for tonight.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/9827913754_3c7f0ce485.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9827913754/)
20-9-13 sanyo pics-Grasmere 162 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9827913754/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: bri h on September 21, 2013, 06:59:18 PM
Wow Nee! Those photos are so colourful. I love em.

ff, the pebbles go back only about 20 or 30 feet then it's the grass. It's a lake shore not a friggin beach! ha ha ha. "G'day." (sorry, I couldn't resist it, pet.)
xbx
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Post by: fire-fly on September 21, 2013, 09:40:13 PM
Another nice lot mate, love the rainbow.  :D

Do you guys have sandy beaches or are they peeblie?
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Post by: Neghe on September 21, 2013, 09:45:35 PM
In Cali they are usually sandy or rocks the size of bowling balls. :-)
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Post by: JewelAS53 on September 22, 2013, 02:09:05 AM
Love those flowers, Neghe, especially the fried eggs! Never seen those before.
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Post by: Neghe on September 22, 2013, 12:45:20 PM
Love those flowers, Neghe, especially the fried eggs! Never seen those before.

The Matilija Poppy ( Ma Till A Ha) Largest native Californian flower (5 - 8 inches across) It's a shrubby perennial, that grows up to 8 feet tall in the dryer washes and canyons below 4000' in the coastal sage scrub and chaparral habitat, away from the immediate coast--Just outside the fog's furthest penetration.
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Post by: Oceaxe on September 23, 2013, 02:35:24 PM
I was in the Lakes a couple of weeks ago. This is from the top of Helvellyn.
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Post by: Neghe on September 23, 2013, 02:40:32 PM

Nice view there.
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Post by: Neghe on September 23, 2013, 02:52:20 PM
Oh and speaking of the lake district. There is an interesting novel by Val McDermid, A Grave Tattoo, that takes place there: it mixes up Fletcher Christian, William Wordsworth and a modern London murder case into a fairly decent read. Give it a try, if you haven't yet.   
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Post by: bri h on September 23, 2013, 04:01:25 PM
That's a superb photo Oceaxe. you obviously got the weather that we didn't. heh heh. Cheers B
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Post by: Gyppo on September 23, 2013, 05:56:03 PM
I'll give a second vote to A Grave Tattoo ;-)
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Post by: Oceaxe on September 23, 2013, 06:36:11 PM
Bri - the clouds cleared just as I got to the top. Any idiot could have taken it :)

Ullswater in the distance.
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Post by: Neghe on September 23, 2013, 06:42:19 PM
Ah but...the only idiot there at the time with a camera was you.

So take the complement. ;-P
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Post by: bri h on September 23, 2013, 06:52:37 PM
Ah but...the only idiot there at the time with a camera was you.

So take the complement. ;-P


 ;D ;D
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Post by: Oceaxe on September 23, 2013, 08:08:46 PM
I'm surprised how often folks frame pictures badly. It always seems so obvious to me; bit of foreground, water somewhere (can't go wrong with water), get a tree in there if you can but make sure you get the whole tree and keep your finger away from the lens.

Seempulz!
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Post by: bri h on September 23, 2013, 08:13:40 PM
This is what I 'see' when taking a picture. I prefer a nice rippling lake with tree branches framing the pic and mountains in the distance. But I like quirkiness too, so nothing is safe when I'm around and have a camera in my hand. (I always carry a camera, wherever I go when I'm out) B
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Post by: Neghe on September 23, 2013, 09:00:14 PM
Horizon::
One third sky two thirds ground; or two thirds sky one third ground.

Vertical:
Something tall one third from the left (or right) in the foreground, something tall two thirds from the left (or right) in the background.

Put those together...you have a winner. 
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Post by: Gyppo on September 23, 2013, 09:42:21 PM
If your picture has people, ideally they should be walking towards the middle of the picture and thus entering it rather than leaving.  The exception is 'moody' pics of a girl or bloke leaving.  In which case have more empty foreground so they are walking into the middle distance.  When you get this just right the picture has a good emotional impact.

Gyppo
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Post by: bri h on September 24, 2013, 03:33:21 PM
Bloody hell, you lot! I just point the camera and say, "Smile," at the landscape.  ::) heh heh
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Post by: Gyppo on September 24, 2013, 04:33:33 PM
A lot of my shots are 'seize the moment' shots.  But there's no harm in learning a few tips for when you have more time.

Most of my pictures are just 'as is', apart from a bit of cropping occasionally.  But sometimes I'll tweak them a bit more for effect.

Here's an example  Two pictures almost the same, but probably creating a different response in the viewer.

First, just a picture of food at a birthday party.  A 'picture of record' as it were.

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 24, 2013, 04:36:07 PM
Next, almost the same picture, taken from the same position, but with a person added to the background and some shadows to create a different atmosphere from the stark flash job.

Left click to enlarge.

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Post by: Neghe on September 25, 2013, 02:06:07 AM
Bloody hell, you lot! I just point the camera and say, "Smile," at the landscape.  ::) heh heh


Graduated top 5th in my class at Otis Parsons School of the Arts: I am a Classically trained artist photographer. That is the standard visual art format: you can see it in thousands of art pieces stretching back 2000 years or more.   . 
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Post by: Neghe on September 25, 2013, 02:21:27 AM
Here is one of my computer paintings (not computer generated...painted). I panted this free hand in two parts then pieced the two together.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/zzionpool.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/zzionpool.jpg.html)

Ooops. I'll look for a larger pic for ya.
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Post by: Neghe on September 25, 2013, 02:27:53 AM
Well, I can't find that one in a larger format, so here is another done in two parts but, this one is not finished. I still need to go over the edge where mountain meets sky and smooth it out.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/zzmountainwithcloud-1.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/zzmountainwithcloud-1.jpg.html)
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Post by: JewelAS53 on September 25, 2013, 05:26:54 AM
Wow, Neghe, Those are great  :D
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Post by: Oceaxe on September 25, 2013, 05:34:12 AM
Neghe, I'm disappointed, all because you don't want to climb a mountain! :)
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Post by: Neghe on September 25, 2013, 11:47:57 AM
I'll finish it when I fix my other computer.

Sorry to hear about your disappointment.
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Post by: intercat on September 25, 2013, 12:23:19 PM
some pictures from biking around town yesterday

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/539762_10100661747200117_2114770219_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1374131_10100661747205107_1906847862_n.jpg)

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/1613/d6e3.jpg)

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1479/spgk.jpg)
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Post by: JewelAS53 on September 25, 2013, 01:01:16 PM
I like the creeper in the brick - that's the sort of pic I would take  ;)
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Post by: fire-fly on September 25, 2013, 03:49:36 PM
 :D :D

Me too Jewel.

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Post by: bri h on September 25, 2013, 04:10:36 PM
If you've all been paying attention to what I've been saying you'll know that it's the pic of the light on the water for me. Love it. Pity it wasn't slightly darker though, woulda been much better, IMO. I'm self-taught at photography. Same for D+P as well. When I was made redundant from the pit in the early 90's I enrolled in an 'A' level course in photography. I left after a few weeks. One, they didn't teach me anything new (I ended up teaching the young-uns the 'tricks.') And secondly, talk about pretentious? They were all up their own arses about the stupidest of things. Quote, "You have to be 'centred' before taking a photo-play." Unquote. Ridiculous. All I wanted was to take photo's either journalistic, landscape or cameos. I did find Mann Ray and Ansell Adams. So something good did come out of it. B
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Post by: Neghe on September 25, 2013, 09:48:30 PM

I believe you need to stand with your feet apart and your knees slightly bent as if you are facing down a mas of massive ruby players thundering head-long right at you.

I suppose it's fine to be centered, but bracing for impact might serve you better in the long run.

But then, what would I know.

 
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Post by: 510bhan on September 25, 2013, 10:08:32 PM
Wish I knew how to take photographs or even how to put up ones I have, here. Wood is a fascination of mine -- close up. So is water. ;)
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Post by: Neghe on September 25, 2013, 10:51:22 PM
Get a cheap digital camera...point, shoot.


*repeat until you know what you are doing. 
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Post by: 510bhan on September 26, 2013, 01:45:25 AM
Until I know what I'm doing.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Never! >:D
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Post by: Oceaxe on September 26, 2013, 03:25:59 AM
Yup, Sio, wood and water - couldn't agree more. And mountains.
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Post by: 510bhan on September 26, 2013, 03:36:52 AM
My son got cheesed off with me when we were in Australia. Ooh scribbly gum, ooh paper bark, ooooooh Spanish moss on ironwood . . .  ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on September 26, 2013, 03:37:15 AM
And spiders  ;)
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Post by: Gyppo on September 26, 2013, 06:15:46 AM
A lot of the time getting a good or interesting picture is merely a follow up to seeing what is around you.  A bit like being a writer really.

If all I'd seen was a shiny car...

Left click to enlarge.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: intercat on September 26, 2013, 09:21:08 AM
A lot of the time getting a good or interesting picture is merely a follow up to seeing what is around you.  A bit like being a writer really.

Very much so.  All my life I kind of wrote off photography as something I just "didn't get" and never would -- still mostly do, for that matter, but last winter I wandered home from work along the river and the lake every day, just fascinated by the deep Midwestern freeze, the juxtaposition of its sensuality and the complete lack thereof, and idly snapped a few crappy iPhone pictures.  Couple people said I had a decent eye, so I took some more, retrieved my actual (if still terrible) camera from my parents' house, which is pretty much always dangling from my wrist now -- but it's interesting, I find that writing and picture-taking absolutely feed off of each other; I can't imagine how many poems or little prose-poetry bits have sprung from crouching awkwardly on the sidewalk trying to take a picture of frozen Lake Michigan and then hearing the sounds the ice makes...

Anyway -- photography is awesome.  Even if you have absolutely no idea what you're doing. :)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on September 26, 2013, 03:09:45 PM
Shvon. If you can upload your digital pics to your pc, you can reproduce em like we do. (I didn't have a clue till ff showed me how). I upload mine to flickr. When I'm ready to post, I click on a pic in flickr then hi-light the 'bbc' code, then copy (like copy and paste). Come here to Pic-Post. Click reply after the last comment posted. In the reply box, right-click, then paste and your image is posted as an alpha-numeric piece of code. To make sure you've done it right, click preview. If everythings ok, you should see your image. I had to do it a few times and with ff's expert guidance, I soon got the hang of it. I hope this helps. B
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Post by: 510bhan on September 26, 2013, 03:25:55 PM
Thanks Bri' -- too busy writing to try a new project at the mo'. I'll just enjoy what folk put here. ;)
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Post by: bri h on September 26, 2013, 03:32:59 PM
Ok then, I'll try to keep you entertained. Although I've taken a back seat of late, for other better photographers. Love the thread. (Course it's one of me faves)  ::)  ;D
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Post by: bri h on September 28, 2013, 07:13:57 AM
You always bump into the village idiot wherever you go. heh heh. We were in a shop and decided to try on some hats.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3828/9828582905_4e1b009a9c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828582905/)
20-9-13 sanyo pics-Grasmere 057 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828582905/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7428/9828577814_c75779ab0b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828577814/)
20-9-13 sanyo pics-Grasmere 055 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9828577814/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

"I'n't She luvverly?"

I've seen this a few times in countryside places. It kinda makes tree stumps more interesting. . .

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/9809098646_53a3003371.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9809098646/)
18-9-13 sanyo pics 131 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9809098646/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

You bang a coin into the wood. These are too far in. The better ones have the coin only in about half way, so you can see where they're from. These look like insects to me. What do you's think?

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7429/9809066834_f4d697b322.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9809066834/)
18-9-13 sanyo pics 132 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9809066834/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Sighs. It was only a week ago. But so far away from me now.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3702/9809111876_2377cab86e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9809111876/)
18-9-13 sanyo pics 130 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9809111876/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 30, 2013, 04:38:06 AM
And on to the high country

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/sierraHighway01.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/sierraHighway01.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Sierra-terabass.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Sierra-terabass.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/sierranavada0034r0.jpeg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/sierranavada0034r0.jpeg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/sierranavadaittle_Lakes.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/sierranavadaittle_Lakes.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/sierranavada0047_z.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/sierranavada0047_z.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/sierranavada008k9.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/sierranavada008k9.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/sierranavada-00l96y0.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/sierranavada-00l96y0.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/sierras_55_esw.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/sierras_55_esw.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/sierrabishop007u.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/sierrabishop007u.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/sierranavada00p981.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/sierranavada00p981.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/sierra261.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/sierra261.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/sierranavada00c8f_z.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/sierranavada00c8f_z.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/sierranavada012b0z.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/sierranavada012b0z.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 30, 2013, 05:52:31 AM
Those are ama-zing, Nee!
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Post by: bri h on September 30, 2013, 07:28:42 AM
WOW! What awesome pics Nee. Mine pale to insignificance next to those, and I don't mind it. Stunning, just stunning. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 30, 2013, 12:00:41 PM
The Eastern side of the Sierra Nevada: they're like a cross between the Alps and the Himalayas. You only have to point and shoot for half of them to be spectacular.   
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Post by: intercat on September 30, 2013, 12:20:20 PM
Holy God, Neghe.  Those are... wow.
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Post by: Neghe on September 30, 2013, 12:28:51 PM
Those mountains are hard and humbling.

Three of those shots are above 13,000 feet.

...and all were taken above 6.

 
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Post by: fire-fly on September 30, 2013, 04:32:55 PM
Holy dooley, I love those shots.  ;D

We don't have anything like that in Oz.

But we do have early morning fire calls so I got to see another sunrise  :o

Took these out the window of the truck on the way home. Only on the phone but you will get the drift.  ;)

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Fires/20131001_052726_zps36463e07.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Fires/20131001_052726_zps36463e07.jpg.html)

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Fires/20131001_052716_zps47b9c860.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Fires/20131001_052716_zps47b9c860.jpg.html)

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Fires/20131001_052642_zps37bfc36c.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Fires/20131001_052642_zps37bfc36c.jpg.html)

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Fires/20131001_052615_zps88631e18.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Fires/20131001_052615_zps88631e18.jpg.html)

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Fires/20131001_052600_zps83e581f4.jpg) (http://s470.photobucket.com/user/firefly254/media/Fires/20131001_052600_zps83e581f4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 30, 2013, 04:38:16 PM
Cool.

I like the blurry one.  8)

How did the fire go?
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Post by: JewelAS53 on September 30, 2013, 04:39:11 PM
You got fire in your morning sky there, fly. Our sunrises are soft and gentle.
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Post by: fire-fly on September 30, 2013, 04:41:09 PM
Fire all out Neghe and I am wide awake  :D

Gunna be a windy hot day today Jewel, bit of cloud always makes the sunrise better.

Times like that I wish I had my good camera with me.  ;D
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Post by: bri h on September 30, 2013, 04:52:59 PM
Sighs. I like sunrises and sets. Did you like the pics of me n Skinny I put on before Nee's wonderful mountain shots? I thought I looked rather fetching in my village idiot hat. heh heh B
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Post by: Neghe on September 30, 2013, 04:55:31 PM
Sighs. I like sunrises and sets. Did you like the pics of me n Skinny I put on before Nee's wonderful mountain shots? I thought I looked rather fetching in my village idiot hat. heh heh B

Actually I thought you could have looked stupider if you tried a little harder.

...perhaps a touch of drool?
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Post by: bri h on September 30, 2013, 04:58:07 PM
Actually I thought you could have looked stupider if you tried a little harder.

...perhaps a touch of drool?

Actually I was quite lucky there. The ground was fairly even, so no drool. I can give a great impression of a MOSB when I want to. MOSB= Mouth Open Slow Blinker. You've all seen em. heh heh B
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Post by: Neghe on September 30, 2013, 05:02:45 PM
I bet you can...you old window Licker.

;-P
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Post by: intercat on September 30, 2013, 05:04:50 PM
This thread gives me serious wanderlust.  I've road-tripped around most of the US at some point or another but have always lived either up and down the Atlantic coast or here in the great flat Midwest... I've hardly ever even seen mountains. :/ (True story: when I was a kid growing up in Florida, I was 100% convinced that the occasional hill on the highway constituted a full-fledged mountain, and that the scraggly palm trees on the side of the road were forests...)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 30, 2013, 05:09:51 PM
From the Rockies to the west coast it's all Mountain Valley Mountain Valley Mountain Valley...there's hardly anywhere that you can't see a mountain lurking on the horizon.  
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Post by: wanderer on September 30, 2013, 05:25:04 PM
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I've road-tripped around most of the US at some point or another but have always lived either up and down the Atlantic coast or here in the great flat Midwest... I've hardly ever even seen mountains.

The mountains in the East are older mountains with rounded tops and less features. The Western mountains are younger and have more rugged features. Personally I like the character of the Western mountains and find them a joy to paint. Generally I prefer the mountains of Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, and Montana.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 30, 2013, 05:29:37 PM
Neghe,

The river picture called to me.  I could quite cheerfully roam up and down alongside that for a day or two, fishing with minimal tackle.  Provided I didn't get eaten by a bear ;-)
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Post by: intercat on September 30, 2013, 05:50:48 PM
The mountains in the East are older mountains with rounded tops and less features. The Western mountains are younger and have more rugged features. Personally I like the character of the Western mountains and find them a joy to paint. Generally I prefer the mountains of Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, and Montana.

Yeah, my mother is from upstate New York, and she always scoffed (jokingly, obviously) at the "young" mountains of the West.  I suppose because my family is extremely tiny and nobody is from pretty much west of the Mississippi, I always felt a bit more kinship with the Adirondacks, not that I ever spent much time there.  But you're right, they're not quite so striking as the western ranges, I think.
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Post by: Neghe on September 30, 2013, 06:18:14 PM
Yeah but, we get the earthquakes, volcanoes and the occasional 200 foot tsunami, so...
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Post by: intercat on September 30, 2013, 06:25:33 PM
It sounds terrible -- it is terrible -- but I always felt a tiny bit cheated as a kid that we never got hit by hurricanes; something about the topography of the area, hurricanes very rarely made landfall there (hence the location of Cape Canaveral).  Earthquakes terrify me, though.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on September 30, 2013, 06:29:29 PM


The last three over 7's we've had, I was within 10 miles of the epicenter. Down in the desert photographing the rocks and such. Lucky me  ;D :o 
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Post by: Chord on October 03, 2013, 04:34:08 AM
Neghe,

The river picture called to me.  I could quite cheerfully roam up and down alongside that for a day or two, fishing with minimal tackle.  Provided I didn't get eaten by a bear ;-)

Wow I found a pic of Gyppo doing just that!

http://lotoflaughters.com/and-the-darwin-award-goes-to-19-pictures/19/
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Post by: Gyppo on October 03, 2013, 05:55:07 AM
;-)
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Post by: bri h on October 03, 2013, 03:16:34 PM
Heh heh. Well done Chord. Great pic. Funny as f***
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Post by: Neghe on October 03, 2013, 03:21:05 PM

The guy taking the picture should be (if he too weren't ripped to shreads by the bear) thrown in prison. Neglegent homocide.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on October 03, 2013, 03:31:42 PM
This reminds me of that old joke . . . 

An old feller is ribbing his grandson.
"What would you do if a hungry lion corners you in a field, and is going to eat you?
The kid answers, "I dunno."
The old feller says, "you shout Oi! When the lion stops in shock for a minute, you slowly reach down and grab a handful of shit, and throw it in the lion's eyes. While it's temporarily blinded, you can run away. Clever isn't it?"

The little-un asks, "What if there's no shit Grandad?"

The old feller says, "Oh, there'll be shit, son. Mark my words, there WILL be shit." heh heh. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Spell Chick on October 05, 2013, 05:43:34 PM
Dick's cousin is a pilot flying commercial freight. He used to fly people but got tired of refereeing the drunks. The freight doesn't get drunk and disorderly.

Here is a picture of Mt. Rainier.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on October 05, 2013, 06:02:35 PM
Wow! WOw! Wow! What a beautiful picture Sc. Really impressed. And I wants it. heh heh
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Post by: Oceaxe on October 05, 2013, 06:07:44 PM
Could do with a palm tree in the middle :)
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Post by: Gyppo on October 05, 2013, 06:25:44 PM
I know what you mean, but I don't think you get many palm trees growing at around fourteen and a half thousand feet.

Beautiful picture.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on October 05, 2013, 07:37:09 PM
Eight years ago I took my new and first ever digital camera for a day out at the 2005 Brighton Speed I had no idea it was the Centenary event and there would be such a variety of machinery there, sprinting along the seafront promenade.

Part way though I went back up into town to buy a bigger memory card, having already filled the small one which came with the camera ;-)   Liberation from the tyranny of film was a heady experience.  I doubt if I would have used more than six rolls of 35mm film, and would have been far more selective and thus missed some excellent pictures.

Remember a little while back we talked about pictures catching a mood or an emotion?  Here's one I always think of as 'Entry of the Gladiators'.  The rider in red is already in his own world, distancing himself from everything except his impending run.

Left click to enlarge.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on October 05, 2013, 07:40:21 PM
Yeah, I can 'see' that gyp. Spot on. Great pic.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 05, 2013, 07:48:02 PM
And here's an Ariel 500cc sprinter.  Stripped to the bone, nothing unnecessary.  Fuel, just enough, in the top tube of the frame.  Seat, two strips of pipe lagging held on with gaffer tape.  Sounded like a heavy machine gun on tickover and ripping calico at full throttle.

Left click to enlarge.

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Post by: Gyppo on October 05, 2013, 07:58:02 PM
Last one for tonight.

Where the Big hairy Horses Live.  The heart of the matter as it were.

I still believe this is one of the most beautiful and purposeful looking motors in the world.  'Let the form follow the function.'  You just know it's there to kick arse.

Left click to enlarge.

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Post by: bri h on October 05, 2013, 08:00:06 PM
And worth a fortune, I bet? Great pic.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on October 05, 2013, 08:02:21 PM
You'd need more than pocket money to buy it ;-)  Ridden regularly on the road, not just a show bike.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on October 05, 2013, 08:06:37 PM
Okay, I lied.  One more.

The burned out shell of Brighton Pier.  And no, I didn't do it just to get a picture.

There was a thin mist hanging around and the colours are pretty much true to life.  It was a strange feeling.

Left click to enlarge.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on October 05, 2013, 08:12:28 PM
A little to the left of this pic, and on the top of the prom above the marina, there's a few blocks of flats. One very windy day, rather than park next to the road and therefore in the path of the buffeting wind. I parked my 18 tonner next to the flats, and on the pavement. I was sheltered by them and spent a comfortable night. I called the local 'bobbies' to tell em I was there. They were fine about it and understood my caution about parking in the wind. Lovely guys asked me if I needed anything. Wasn't that kind? Great reminder gyp. Cheers. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Mastafrank on October 05, 2013, 08:45:38 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bush & Pigs  :-* :-* (2 years old)

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 05, 2013, 10:16:47 PM
Okay, I lied.  One more.

The burned out shell of Brighton Pier.  And no, I didn't do it just to get a picture.

There was a thin mist hanging around and the colours are pretty much true to life.  It was a strange feeling.

Left click to enlarge.

Gyppo, I can imagine several different genera that could use that picture as a jumping off point for a story. Mystery and mayhem, fantasy, of anyone was a mind to do so, I'll bet they could even write a romance tale with that burned out shell playing a big part in it.
 ;)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: wanderer on October 05, 2013, 10:42:46 PM
I'm doing an oil painting of face rock. You should be able to see the features of a face angled at about 45 degrees.

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 05, 2013, 11:00:20 PM
That's very good Bill. But I had to laugh at myself.

I have my text larger than what is set so I don't have to be taking my glasses on and off to read the screen and then something printed out. So, it also enlarged your painting.

At first I couldn't see the profile - then something clicked in my brain, I scrolled over to the right portion of the screen and there it was, clear as could be.  ;D

Good work friend.  ;)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: wanderer on October 05, 2013, 11:09:50 PM
It is a picture of the rock, that I'm doing a painting from. I'll post a picture of the painting when it is done...then I can receive the compliments.  ;) My post was misleading.  ::)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 06, 2013, 12:02:39 AM
It is a picture of the rock, that I'm doing a painting from. I'll post a picture of the painting when it is done...then I can receive the compliments.  ;) My post was misleading.  ::)

Or maybe I've been up too long and need to lay down and let my eyes have a much needed rest.  ;)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on October 06, 2013, 02:53:13 AM
The Southern Sierra Nevada

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Sothernsierramojave091.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Sothernsierramojave091.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/lowsierra004.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/lowsierra004.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Southernsierra00y44.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Southernsierra00y44.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/sothernseirrap004.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/sothernseirrap004.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Southernsierra-mojave.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Southernsierra-mojave.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/domeland007_b.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/domeland007_b.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Domelandsalmonfalls.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Domelandsalmonfalls.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/sothernsierrahigh00e3.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/sothernsierrahigh00e3.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Southernsierrahigh.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Southernsierrahigh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: JewelAS53 on October 06, 2013, 05:08:00 AM
The pics of the USA interior like the first one here, make me wonder at the pioneering spirit of those who traversed them - it's a pity, I always think, that a lot of 'normal' Americans seem to have lost that awesome fortitude.

Love the lake  :D
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Post by: bri h on October 06, 2013, 05:27:48 AM
Me too. Great pics.
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Post by: wanderer on October 06, 2013, 11:26:51 AM
Quote
The pics of the USA interior like the first one here, make me wonder at the pioneering spirit of those who traversed them - it's a pity, I always think, that a lot of 'normal' Americans seem to have lost that awesome fortitude.

You really hit a nerve there, Jewel.

Some may know I am an old west historian (1865-1890's)and travel/live all over the west. I'm always in awe of what the pioneers did and the conditions they overcome. Temperatures of 120+ to snow and temperatures 30 below zero. Mountains over 10,000 feet, trails you can't imagine, lack of water, lack of food, etc. One amazing feat was the Mormon hand cart migration. If you could see the trails they took you would think it was impossible that people could pull carts loaded with hundreds of pounds of cargo over a thousand miles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_handcart_pioneers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_handcart_pioneers)

Toss in the prospectors and mining, and it all converges to a very interesting history.

Today people need a car to run the store, and yes that spirit is gone.
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Post by: Neghe on October 06, 2013, 11:44:15 AM
The the peaks in the last two pics are nearly 14, 000 feet. And I have spent most of my life in the American wilderness--so naturally, I do not think the spririt is gone. Though it is hard to find.  
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Post by: JewelAS53 on October 06, 2013, 12:13:45 PM
I very carefully qualified 'normal', Nee.
I don't think you quite fit that bill ;D
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Post by: Neghe on October 06, 2013, 12:30:22 PM
The Southern Sierra Nevada part two:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/southernsierralakeisabella9.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/southernsierralakeisabella9.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Southernsierradome007.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Southernsierradome007.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/southernsierrakernr006-1.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/southernsierrakernr006-1.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/domelandwilderness00w.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/domelandwilderness00w.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/domelandwilderness003.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/domelandwilderness003.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Southernsierrakern02.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Southernsierrakern02.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/domeland005.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/domeland005.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Southernsierrahighkern02.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/Southernsierrahighkern02.jpg.html)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/souternsierrahighkern00t6.jpg) (http://s167.photobucket.com/user/Walkingawake/media/Southern%20Sierra%20Nevada/souternsierrahighkern00t6.jpg.html)
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Post by: 510bhan on October 06, 2013, 12:41:32 PM
Wow!

@ wanderer -- Australia has some amazing feats over difficult terrain too. Kuranda Railway has unbelievable history behind its construction and travelling the route it's hard to believe men and their families lived on undeveloped ridges, or how the materials made their way up the mountain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuranda_Scenic_Railway  http://www.ksr.com.au/History/Pages/Overview.aspx
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Post by: intercat on October 06, 2013, 12:43:25 PM
The landscape of the American West never appealed to me much personally -- I feel at home in the quintessential New England forests and streams and cool breeze -- but good lord that scenery is breathtaking.
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Post by: bri h on October 06, 2013, 12:51:30 PM
These wonderful pics remind me in a small way of Cumbria. Whenever I'm not there, I get homesick. B
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Post by: intercat on October 06, 2013, 01:11:49 PM
Stumbled upon these little bros hanging out in a park basically in downtown Milwaukee biking home from work on Friday, made my day!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1013548_10100671325210707_834883768_n.jpg)

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Post by: wanderer on October 06, 2013, 01:26:03 PM
Looks like a fantastic train ride, Sio. I'll put it on my bucket list.  ;)
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Post by: Neghe on October 06, 2013, 01:31:41 PM
@ Cat, Awefully used to people arn't they? Usually they are hiding in the bushes 'til nightfall. 
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Post by: intercat on October 06, 2013, 01:40:20 PM
Astonishingly so!  I knew foxes lived in the parks along the coast of Lake Michigan, but I'd never seen them, and wouldn't've dreamed they hung out right in the city -- one of them had a clearly injured forepaw; I hope s/he didn't get too close to the road. :(  Actually limped after me for a bit when I started to walk away, and it was all I could do to not sit down and try to coax it closer to hug it.  Because, you know, still a fox. :P
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Post by: Gyppo on October 06, 2013, 10:02:40 PM
Several years ago, coming home in the small hours after visiting a friend I heard what sounded a biy like two boys fighting with sticks.  It was foggy night and I tracked the sound to a nearby nature park, where I saw two young dog foxes 'play-fighting' with each other.  They were so involved in their game I got within about twenty feet and watched them for at least quarter of an hour.

Fortunately the wind was in my favour, so i could smell them rather than vice versa.  No camera with me, but it was fascinating to see them prancing around on their back legs - like something from a cartoon - snapping and pushing at each other, and making that strange noise.

I've heard it on other occasions, but it travels a surprisingly long way and this is the olnly time I've ever deliberately tracked it to source and watched in complete fascination.

After a while the wind shifted and they became aware of my presence, stopped playing, and trotted off in two different directions.  One of them trotted through the hedge close to me and vanished into the nearby woodland.  The fact he passed so close suggest that perhaps they hadn't 'scented' me after all, but were just finished playing for the night.

It's more practice than playing anyway, and few nights later there was a vixen screaming for a mate, so the lessons were probably put to good use.

Intercat:  Some urban-dwelling foxes become too tame for their own good.  They'll even lose their perfectly rational fear of man to such an extent they'll take food from an outstretched hand.  Except for an injured creature I hate to see wild animals that comfortable around mankind.  It's not natural and it usually ends in tears.

Gyppo
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Post by: Gyppo on October 06, 2013, 10:06:47 PM
Here's another part of that burned out pier, looking for all the world like the washed-up weed covered bones of some gigantic sea creature.

Or the scorched framework of a burned airship.

left click to enlarge.
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Post by: intercat on October 06, 2013, 10:15:51 PM
Aye, Gyppo, I'm not sure what their situation is -- there's a decent amount of fairly wild land in the city that I could actual-wild wildlife living in, but this wasn't one of those places.  I'm hoping they just lost their way, as I've walked or biked that area a lot and hadn't seen 'em before -- but I still couldn't help being completely enchanted.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 06, 2013, 10:31:53 PM
Some of our Inner-City foxes will live in the gardens of abandoned houses or on bomb-sites.  Ys, we still have a few of them around from WW2.  Some will cheerfully live underneath a garden shed, provided the householder and immediate neighbours don't own a dog.  They live cheek by jowl with humans and emerge at night to forage in bins and at the back of cafes etc.  Very rarely seen in the daylight though.

They tend not to look as healthy as truly wild foxes.  Probably due to ther bad diet.

Your foxes looked in pretty good condition as far as I could tell.  Perhaps they were 'visitors', caught out by the daylight, or a pair slowed down by the one with the injured paw.

Gyppo
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Post by: Neghe on October 07, 2013, 01:15:11 AM

Urban coyotes are a big problem in most of the large towns in the western United State. It's not as big of a problem round the smaller town because there is more open land around those and so the coyotes stay a bit wilder there.
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Post by: bri h on October 10, 2013, 07:37:35 PM
Here's the first Artist I met the other day. His name is Barry De More. A very nice chap, I thought. B

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7397/10197052535_32eda2e244.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10197052535/)
9-10-13 sanyo pics 056 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10197052535/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

And his work, (which I liked)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7409/10196913876_9691a3e8c6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10196913876/)
9-10-13 sanyo pics 055 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10196913876/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/10197057806_d68099374c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10197057806/)
9-10-13 sanyo pics 062 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10197057806/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: wanderer on October 10, 2013, 08:08:05 PM
Nice pictures Brian. Still staggers my mind that they use so much paint. Maybe they're the ones who fill the tubes and sell it to me.  :o
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Post by: bri h on October 10, 2013, 08:09:17 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 10, 2013, 09:00:43 PM
around town

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Post by: intercat on October 10, 2013, 11:05:35 PM
Love the street art pictures, Frank!  There's a constant hilarious but depressing war between street artists and the Department of Public Works here.  Not graffiti scrawled on bus stops, but some seriously lovely/poignant art in public spaces, and three days later it's painted over with yet another coat of dull whitish paint.

These were my favorites, on the side of a staircase leading from a bridge down to my favorite park in Milwaukee:

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/4764/b4mv.jpg)

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/7999/wwre.jpg)

--

A week later, it looked like this...

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/4365/w835.jpg)


... Big improvement. :/
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Post by: wanderer on October 10, 2013, 11:24:44 PM
Nice pictures there, Frank. Love Ottawa and spent quite a bit of time there. Is the first picture of a fire fighter memorial? Added captions would help a lot.  ;) The 5th picture is very enchanting to me.
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 11, 2013, 01:22:01 AM
That street mural was painted after idiots graffitee'd the white walls.The kids at the Youth services Bureau
painted that...The others are of City hall,Firefighters Memorial .
The last are some  rather nice condos .
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 11, 2013, 02:59:59 PM
Devil dog :o :o :o



(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/v/1387975_10153321018485537_351163989_n.jpg?oh=b6f978170982746a7a62bcb6df2eec9d&oe=525A65F6&__gda__=1381652555_50f40ec1cbc52af3fe8b660be5c01150)
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Post by: bri h on October 11, 2013, 03:31:28 PM
Wow Frankie. The pop-group 'Ottowan' are doing well for themselves, aren't they? They've got a building named after them. Shame about the missing 'n' though. Vandals? Menace to society, they are. Ooh look, another 'group.' Great pics Frank. The animal pics look like 'Banksy's.' B
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Post by: Skip Slocum on October 11, 2013, 07:04:53 PM
Here's something you might enjoy. It's picture related sort of being a film.

Some guy strapped a camera to an eagle. Ever wondered what an eagle feels like in flight? This is probably as close as we'll get.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2FkMRF/:6nLmN68O:Q-5liXP9/www.fastcocreate.com/3017675/some-hero-strapped-a-gopro-camera-onto-an-eagle-and-the-footage-is-breathtaking/
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Post by: wanderer on October 11, 2013, 08:20:17 PM
Really nice link Skip. Amazing flight and maybe I want to be reincarnated as an eagle.  ;)
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Post by: bri h on October 11, 2013, 08:22:38 PM
Did you see the vid on FB last week Skip, of an antennae climber at the very top of it, looking down? It was 'scaryyyyy.' ha ha
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Post by: Skip Slocum on October 11, 2013, 08:29:32 PM
Yeah I was glued to that video and I am terrified of heights. At the end, did you see that fool let go with both hands to spin the nut on a locking 'D' ring?
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Post by: Neghe on October 11, 2013, 08:44:13 PM
 :o

http://youtu.be/5Tz0Z4AhXgk
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Post by: Skip Slocum on October 11, 2013, 08:53:44 PM
Now to me that is cool. I wouldn't do it but they have a parachute, and little wings to slow down their splat. But that tower, oh holy god.
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Post by: bri h on October 11, 2013, 08:59:21 PM
I wonder why they don't have a tool box built in to the tower, so they wouldn't have to haul their tools up every day? I'd be ready for a 'nap' after the first 50 feet. heh heh
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Post by: Gyppo on October 11, 2013, 09:34:44 PM
Have you ever met a mechanic or craftsman who doesn't prefer his 'own' tools, even if they seem identical to any others?

And, can you imagine climbing all that way and finding something missing from the on-site toolbox.  Best to have your own.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 11, 2013, 10:50:56 PM
Back in 2005, playing with my new camera, I saw this young lady in the distance and decided to see just what I could do with the  new luxury of a zoom lens.  The shadowy effects were a bonus from the gods of photography.

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 11, 2013, 10:53:38 PM
Practising my 'ambushing' technique at a skateboard/luge/etc event on the Isle of Wight.

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 11, 2013, 11:00:21 PM
Street luge.  Seeing just how close he can get to the bales on the inner edge of the corner.

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: fire-fly on October 11, 2013, 11:34:25 PM
 :D :D

Some neat stealth shots there mate  ;)
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Post by: bri h on October 12, 2013, 03:41:08 AM
Good pics there Gyp. I love long candids. Cos the subs don't know they're having their pics taken. I did, however, tell them when it was a good one and I was keeping it. No-one ever said "no." (better to be safe than sorry).
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Post by: Gyppo on October 12, 2013, 06:31:17 AM
The young lady in the shadowy shot was a long way away, in a shipbuilder's yard on the far side of a long narrow inlet and a tall fence.  I couldn't have got there to ask her permission.

The fence, which was on my side of the inlet, is responsible for the grey vertical bars.

Gyppo
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Post by: bri h on October 12, 2013, 08:26:45 AM
The young lady in the shadowy shot was a long way away, in a shipbuilder's yard on the far side of a long narrow inlet and a tall fence.  I couldn't have got there to ask her permission.

The fence, which was on my side of the inlet, is responsible for the grey vertical bars.

Gyppo



Except that's not what you titled the pic as . . . Something about a 'bint?' Wasn't it? heh heh
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Post by: Gyppo on October 12, 2013, 09:45:54 AM
You putting bad connotations in the word 'bint'?
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Post by: Gyppo on October 12, 2013, 10:04:36 AM
Have you ever noticed how some photographers don't like being on the wrong end of the lens, and also seem to have an instinct which warns them this is happening.  Press photographer caught at the skateboard event ;-)

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 12, 2013, 10:22:36 AM
Mister Cool ;-)  

My daughter and I went on a photographic foray and stumbled across a bunch of youths doing BMX tricks in one of the quieter corners of the city.

Mr Cool only wanted to be photographed if he was smoking at the same time as stunting.  He seemed to think it added something to the image.  I think his mother was probably frightened by young  Marlon Brando in The Wild One whilst she was carrying.  ;-)

Left click to enlarge.

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Post by: Gyppo on October 12, 2013, 10:43:23 AM
When there's not a handy skatepark, with ramps and stuff, enterprising youths make use of medieval steps which the old timers left lying around.

Just after this shot a nearby householder came out and gave me grief for 'encouraging them to be dangerous'.  Told me she drew the curtains because she didn't want to see anyone getting hurt, and if we didn't all bugger off she was going to call the police.  The lads told her - quite politely - it was safer than riding on the road, but she wasn't having any of that.  As soon as she went back in and slammed the door they all posed for one group shot and then vanished.  Daughter and I decided it might be expedient to do the same.

Left click to enlarge.  

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Post by: Gyppo on October 12, 2013, 11:03:08 AM
Last one for now.  One of the riders in the gravity bike competition.    No pedals, a steep and twisty hill, and stay off the brakes wherever possible until the end.  Within reason, the lower and heavier the better.

This lass was the only female competitor and appeared to love every second of it.  Even dragging her bike back up the narrow and twisty path to make another run.  She didn't have much to say for herself, but just look at that grin.

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: bri h on October 12, 2013, 11:22:09 AM
You putting bad connotations in the word 'bint'?

Is there? I didn't know that? (and how come I seem to remember the '?' here, yet can't 'over there?' See? (make it stop!) heh heh
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Post by: bri h on October 12, 2013, 11:27:46 AM
You certainly have caught her in 'her moment' gyp. Great pic mate.
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Post by: geoffnelder on October 13, 2013, 01:40:28 PM
You putting bad connotations in the word 'bint'?
Just saying that the woman who owns and runs another writers' forum - Bibliophilia is known as ~bint.
http://www.bibliophilia.org/

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on October 13, 2013, 04:57:20 PM
Sometimes you're in the right place at the right time, with a camera in your hand, and one shot left on the film ;-)

A baby Zebra just a few seconds after being born, still half wrapped in the bag, still connected to the cord.

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 13, 2013, 10:11:56 PM
Serious look :D
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Post by: Neghe on October 14, 2013, 12:40:33 AM
Crop this one and use it as your new avatar dude.
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Post by: bri h on October 14, 2013, 05:12:06 PM
Is this Frank? Or sinister-Jed? heh heh
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 14, 2013, 07:20:40 PM
Me and Denis with Grandma :-*
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Post by: intercat on October 15, 2013, 12:53:13 AM
I got nothin' on Brian's landscapes, but good heavens the sunset was lovely tonight.  Damn me for forgetting my actual camera, good ol' iPhone pix...


(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1374255_10100681475888667_1122915735_n.jpg)

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(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1379824_10100681476033377_2056604485_n.jpg)
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 15, 2013, 02:19:01 PM
Mont Ste Joseph

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/v/1396414_10153327256955537_1838161709_n.jpg?oh=d9eeb9fc8905604357979fdeff4a1efa&oe=525F3887&__gda__=1382040053_6361b6e470897f593529922f0fac3915)
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Post by: bri h on October 15, 2013, 05:01:00 PM
That first townscape is gorguss IC. I love it. B
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Post by: Neghe on October 16, 2013, 12:40:40 AM

Nice shot Frank.
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Post by: bri h on October 17, 2013, 04:24:45 PM
If there's a possibility that talent rubs off onto other people, then I may have a good chance. This photo is of me and Geoff Nelder, the Author of the brilliant Aria trilogy.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5516/10333401985_fb9d268497.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10333401985/)
15-10-13 sanyo's 013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10333401985/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

And another one.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5494/10333424006_8074533d3c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10333424006/)
15-10-13 sanyo's 011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10333424006/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I've put this one on last. It's a good one of Geoff, but a bad one of me, cos I look idiotic. (I don't pose well for photo's, this is why I always preferred bein behind the lens). Bri.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7367/10333571403_a713f29ca7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10333571403/)
15-10-13 sanyo's 012 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10333571403/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: Gyppo on October 17, 2013, 05:46:16 PM
Brian,

I know it's probably caused by the flash, but I love the hell-hound effect in the middle picture ;-)  Eyes lambent with wickedness.
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Post by: bri h on October 17, 2013, 06:25:27 PM
Brian,

I know it's probably caused by the flash, but I love the hell-hound effect in the middle picture ;-)  Eyes lambent with wickedness.

For the briefest of seconds there, gyp, I thought you were referring to Geoff. But then realised you meant Barney. ha ha. Cheers mate
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Post by: Oceaxe on October 18, 2013, 02:13:42 PM
Been back to the Lakes, to Borrowdale. Here's picture I took on top of ScaFell Pike - I call it Study in Grey, or Gray if you're in the US :)
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Post by: bri h on October 18, 2013, 02:45:39 PM
That's not Scafell, Oceaxe. That's just waste ground near your gaff. heh heh
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 18, 2013, 04:13:10 PM
 8) 8)

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Post by: Oceaxe on October 19, 2013, 10:56:37 AM
You can smile Masta, here's how > > :)
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Post by: Neghe on October 19, 2013, 12:29:53 PM

I thought he was smiling.
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 21, 2013, 06:49:35 PM
You can smile Masta, here's how > > :)

It was a funeral ::) ;D
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Post by: bri h on October 21, 2013, 07:46:45 PM
I think he missed that part Frank.  :)
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Post by: Oceaxe on October 22, 2013, 05:33:43 AM
Ah, a funeral. Not apparent from the caption but I apologize for the levity.
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Post by: JewelAS53 on October 22, 2013, 10:19:13 AM
2nd to last turn off. I breathe a sigh of relief, I'm nearly home. Love this moment every day, whatever the season  8)
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/WillowCreek_zps2d6796b9.jpg)
 (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/WillowCreek_zps2d6796b9.jpg.html)
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Post by: Laura H on October 22, 2013, 10:37:13 AM
And where is this, Jewel?
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Post by: JewelAS53 on October 22, 2013, 10:43:13 AM
South Africa, within earshot of the buzz of an event at the Kyalami racetrack.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on October 24, 2013, 11:41:55 PM
Hmmm, I wonder
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Post by: bri h on October 27, 2013, 08:45:44 PM
Did a delivery last week in the Hope Valley area of Derbyshire. I took a series of photo's cos they looked so moody and it suited my mind at that time. It wasn't as dark as this the whole day, just when I took the pics. B

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5514/10525544554_5d468e3987.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10525544554/)
samsung pics n music 020 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10525544554/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

and another. You can almost 'feel' the texture of the scene.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7413/10525529646_48a0376304.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10525529646/)
samsung pics n music 013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10525529646/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Do you get any sense of speed with this one?

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7455/10333754964_702377f27c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10333754964/)
9-10-13 sanyo pics 028 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10333754964/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Another from Grasmere. It's almost impossible to take a bad shot in the Lake District. Love this one for the mood, the atmosphere and the air of mystery with the mist rolling in off the mountains. B.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/9861625535_81be4ede4c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9861625535/)
21-9-13 sanyo pics 030 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/9861625535/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: wanderer on October 27, 2013, 09:02:44 PM
Really enjoyed the first picture because I do a lot of wood burning and burned some silhouettes that were similar.  ;)
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Post by: bri h on October 27, 2013, 09:17:18 PM
Noooooooooo. heh heh. Silhouettes are not for burning. ha ha. Cheers mate. B
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Post by: wanderer on October 27, 2013, 09:24:14 PM
Quote
Silhouettes are not for burning. ha ha.

Now I'm confused as to the meaning of the post. No offense, I can be dense at times.  ;)
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Post by: bri h on October 28, 2013, 03:48:36 PM
Sorry Bill my mistake. I thought you were referring to 'burning' trees, instead of your hobby (I shoulda remembered the other posts by you n Ff, or whoever it was? Sc?) Cheers mate. B
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Post by: wanderer on October 28, 2013, 05:30:12 PM
Thanks Brian. Guess my mind is still in my head.  ;)
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Post by: bri h on October 28, 2013, 06:26:06 PM
Thanks Brian. Guess my mind is still in my head.  ;)

S'funny? Mine's in me arse. ha ha
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Post by: 510bhan on October 28, 2013, 07:10:11 PM
Get your picture taken with big blokes either side of you and you look small. :D
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Post by: SunshineX on October 28, 2013, 07:21:04 PM
And that's the story of the day KT realized her boots didn't match AFTER arriving at work :(
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Post by: SunshineX on October 28, 2013, 07:23:16 PM
You look so classy, Sio!
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Post by: Gyppo on October 28, 2013, 07:24:14 PM
Ah, but which boot was the wrong one?
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Post by: 510bhan on October 28, 2013, 07:26:19 PM
You look so classy, Sio!

I clean up well -- usually I live I pyjamas ;D

Like Gyppo said -- which was the wrong boot/shoe? ::)
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Post by: SunshineX on October 28, 2013, 07:28:57 PM
The gray one on the left shouldn't be here. I had intended to wear the sleeker ones.

And I'm a teacher, so it was sorta obvious. I just figured I'd lecture with extra hand motions and maybe no one would notice my feet. That might have worked, but apparently I can't keep from pointing out my mismatched boots to everyone, so yeah...
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Post by: SunshineX on October 28, 2013, 07:29:53 PM
Good thing my students understand :)
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Post by: 510bhan on October 28, 2013, 07:30:45 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Neghe on October 28, 2013, 07:52:40 PM
I clean up well -- usually I live I pyjamas ;D

Ooooo...pajamas...sexy. 

Notice the guys look please just to be standing next to a good-lookin' woman?

Nothing ever changes.
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Post by: Neghe on October 28, 2013, 07:58:28 PM
One of my old girlfriends was a really into dressing with clashing color schemes --everyone thought she was so avaunt guard.

...turns out she was only color blind. Couldn't tell her reds & greens, her purples & browns, and sometimes her yellows & whites apart.  ;D 
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Post by: 510bhan on October 28, 2013, 08:17:14 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D Sometimes it's fate! ;D
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Post by: bri h on October 28, 2013, 09:19:22 PM
There's an old saying among guys when seein a 'bit of stuff' that's pleasing to the eye, and it's . . . "I would.". . . heh heh. You DO brush up well Shvon. Whoarghhhhhhh! heh heh. Pyjamas are ok. But it's what's in em that counts.  ::) (I wonder if I can get an 'old letch' emo?)  ;D. xbx
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Post by: geoffnelder on October 31, 2013, 10:26:00 AM
Good photos Brian though I should have posed better and with a copy of ARIA in front of my face.

Marvellous to meet you in person and your other half. Glad I wasn't eaten by your two hounds - always a plus.

Cheers,

I should put a link to your photos here but not sure how. Perhaps a mod could modify my post?
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Post by: bri h on November 09, 2013, 11:48:02 AM
Point and shoot, point and shoot.
All I do is 'Point and shoot.'

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/10760916975_90076c52bd.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10760916975/)
9-11-13 sanyo pics 024 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10760916975/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Steady . . . steady . . . and click. It's done.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5486/10761243283_f8754c1d9d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761243283/)
9-11-13 sanyo pics 014 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761243283/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Old and the new. The farm on the left is using state of the art technology. Note the field of Solar-Panels. I wonder when he planted them? heh heh.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3825/10761025924_7d0dd24f8c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761025924/)
9-11-13 sanyo pics 017 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761025924/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I love the way the Telegraph Poles lean to the left.

I think the mood and the atmos of this one is stunning. What do you's think?

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3666/10761643716_9587a3a8f2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761643716/)
Sanyo Pics 2-11-13 062 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761643716/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I took these pics when I had to go to the Hospital recently for an HGV Medical. The setting sun was behind the windows of the Atrium and the light was casting wonderful shadows and creating lovely vignettes and silhouettes.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/10761711856_95f16db441.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761711856/)
Sanyo Pics 2-11-13 032 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761711856/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3775/10761718556_62dd219a2d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761718556/)
Sanyo Pics 2-11-13 031 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761718556/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

And outside . . .

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7348/10761704744_008bd6030f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761704744/)
Sanyo Pics 2-11-13 036 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761704744/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Took this reflective look of me n Skinny through a shop window. I like doing photo's like this.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5529/10761667125_fc0ca65be0.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761667125/)
Sanyo Pics 2-11-13 016 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/10761667125/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

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Post by: Laura H on November 09, 2013, 12:53:43 PM
Very scenic area you live in, Bri. And I do like that last photo of the reflection.
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Post by: Neghe on November 09, 2013, 12:56:49 PM
I like the gloomy old house with the trees--it's like the opening shot from a Hitchcock film.  8)
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Post by: bri h on November 09, 2013, 01:06:45 PM
Thanks Laura. These are shots I've taken while delivering paint around the counties. And Nee, I like that one as well. Very moody. B
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Post by: JewelAS53 on November 17, 2013, 10:24:02 AM
This one's for wanderer - Taken in a steak house, so sorry about the reflection from the windows.

Bank Notes from Industries - when did the financiers take over and ruin everything?

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/20131113_150729_zps3ff5e337.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/20131113_150729_zps3ff5e337.jpg.html)
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Post by: wanderer on November 18, 2013, 10:19:35 AM
Great Jewel and would be interesting to see when they were issued. No dates on the notes?
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Post by: wanderer on November 18, 2013, 10:22:00 AM
Looks like pre civil war? http://vernpotter.com/VernPotter/Nebraska.htm (http://vernpotter.com/VernPotter/Nebraska.htm)
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Post by: wanderer on November 18, 2013, 10:25:02 AM
Here is another reference: http://currency.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=3524&lotIdNo=15002 (http://currency.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=3524&lotIdNo=15002)
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Post by: JewelAS53 on November 18, 2013, 11:12:44 AM
Great Jewel and would be interesting to see when they were issued. No dates on the notes?
Didn't see any dates on these - that can be my excuse to go back there and have a proper look  ;) Next year, maybe. :o
There was another frame with 3 more, but the lighting was not conducive to even a bad pic  :(

EDIT: Interesting links. The fuller research should keep you out of mischief for a while  ;)
Here is another reference: http://currency.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=3524&lotIdNo=15002 (http://currency.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=3524&lotIdNo=15002)
Looks like pre civil war? http://vernpotter.com/VernPotter/Nebraska.htm (http://vernpotter.com/VernPotter/Nebraska.htm)
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Post by: Tom 10 on December 12, 2013, 06:34:16 PM
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a640/titan685/Claes%20Oldenburg%20-%20Sculpture%20Garden/zDSC_1498b_zpsbfa8472c.jpg)
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Post by: bri h on December 12, 2013, 08:10:56 PM
You've seen mine, finally I get to see yours Tom. ha ha. Love the grain you're standing on it's so stippled. I used to do photo's in B+W like this many moons ago. Ok. Now tell me what the photo's about?  ;D
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Post by: JewelAS53 on December 13, 2013, 03:27:49 AM
Room with a view - I felt like a film star.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/2013-11-07Sunset_zps684453d5.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/2013-11-07Sunset_zps684453d5.jpg.html)
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Post by: Skip Slocum on December 13, 2013, 03:31:09 AM
Wowzers.
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Post by: JewelAS53 on December 13, 2013, 05:26:50 AM
Here are my fave sunsets from the holiday - haven't seen them like this since we lived in Nambia
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/2013-11-01Sunset_zps6f2030fe.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/2013-11-01Sunset_zps6f2030fe.jpg.html)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/2013-11-10028_zpsa61bc722.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/2013-11-10028_zpsa61bc722.jpg.html)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/2013-11-06Sunset_zps8fb00911.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/2013-11-06Sunset_zps8fb00911.jpg.html)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/zr6xtn/2013-11-09Sunset_zpsa8c2c025.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/zr6xtn/media/2013-11-09Sunset_zpsa8c2c025.jpg.html)
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Post by: bri h on December 13, 2013, 10:15:17 AM
Joo. These pics are magnificent. I love the 'gate' onto the shore. Am so jealous. The ship one.with the rigging in the shot is awesome. Double 'jel.' ha ha. Bri. ( on a break on an industrial estate in deepest darkest Derbyshire). Xbx
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Post by: Neghe on December 13, 2013, 12:11:40 PM
This one (which I did not take: but I know who did) was many years ago...
(http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/13/1377/QW1P000Z/posters/bruce-burkhardt-mountains-at-los-padres-national-forest.jpg)

I was on the top of a mountain just to the right of this shot at the time: This was taken about 7 in the morning in the only break in the weather for about 10 days. The snow was 12 feet deep up there, and within 3 hours of this shot another storm rolled in. so it was a few more days before I made it out.
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Post by: JewelAS53 on December 13, 2013, 12:13:56 PM
Quite breathtaking Nee.
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Post by: bri h on December 13, 2013, 12:33:33 PM
Agree. B
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Post by: Neghe on December 13, 2013, 12:40:15 PM
Nearly killed me. It came in two days before the end of the trip. I was trapped up there for another 13 days. So what was 'spose to be a 6 day trip ended up being 19 days. I lost a 25 pounds.  
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Post by: bri h on December 13, 2013, 01:57:04 PM
Nearly killed me. It came in two days before the end of the trip. I was trapped up there for another 13 days. So what was 'spose to be a 6 day trip ended up being 19 days. I lost a 25 pounds.  


Lose your wallet did you? ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on December 15, 2013, 04:54:47 PM
"You and I, travel to the beat of a different drum..."

Even for those who follow a different drum, sometimes the drumming has to stop.

Left click to enlarge.

I'm sure many tales could be woven around this picture.

"In some part of a forgotten field which is forever England."

Gyppo
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Post by: bri h on December 15, 2013, 04:59:45 PM
Maybe a different drum can still play the same rhythm? Asleep? or darker? B
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Post by: Gyppo on December 15, 2013, 05:36:54 PM
Only the slumbering one could answer that.  If she remembered.
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Post by: Neghe on December 15, 2013, 05:40:54 PM

Looks like the morning after a Dead show to me.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 15, 2013, 05:51:35 PM
One of the 'fallen' at the summer Solstice, at Stonehenge.  A few years ago.
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Post by: Neghe on December 15, 2013, 06:14:05 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ2uOnnPcqipyRxqz6SyH8aJNmi6-yj3DDyfg9iS1dXecb7XgsEpA)
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Post by: bri h on December 16, 2013, 04:20:21 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7365/11408604703_4b3a38b651.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/11408604703/)
12-12-13 Sanyo 004 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/11408604703/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr


I saw this as I waited for the lights to turn green to allow me to 'drop' at Alma Park industrial estate in Grantham. It's situated just past the shop where Maggie Thatcher grew up. I thought this sculpture really good. B
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Post by: bri h on December 28, 2013, 12:46:44 PM
hmm?
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Post by: Neghe on December 28, 2013, 01:15:41 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQsfAo-4MErZhyZeqKfLWRDOUQEVwaAYAby1cNq0ezCZRE_JDh03A)
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Post by: bri h on December 28, 2013, 02:14:31 PM
So what is it Nee?
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Post by: Neghe on December 28, 2013, 04:33:55 PM
It's a USF wilderness station 30 miles into the back country, built around 1919 that was used in WW2 as a early warning look-outs for possible incoming Japanese attack planes. The mountain above the cabin has an air view of almost 400 miles over the Pacific. The cabin was there for the use of the public as long as there was no USF personal using it. Some self-proclaimed  survivalist stumbled upon it and thought it was put there by god for his own personal use...he burned it to the ground when the aliens came for him. That showed them!

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/Walkingawake/cabindave.jpg)

This was taken in 1990 2 years before it burned down.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on December 28, 2013, 05:36:16 PM
If it was in England, you'd have to pay rent to some shyster.  :)
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Post by: Island Mover on January 01, 2014, 01:22:56 PM
On a commissioned photo shoot with Annabelle. Over ten years ago now.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2014, 01:33:11 PM
That is a classic 'tasteful nude'.

You know what question I want to ask.  Which side of the lens?
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Post by: Island Mover on January 01, 2014, 01:34:25 PM
Here's one more... Annabelle asked me to go the woods with her. What photographer would refuse? Strange though, those same ramblers that walked past seven times.  ;) I was the photographer.
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Post by: Island Mover on January 01, 2014, 01:38:27 PM
Last one... this was fun, we almost made a car crash that was going by, they kindly stopped for me to get the shot.  :)
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Post by: bri h on January 01, 2014, 01:40:15 PM
Wrong question Gyp. The real question is . . . Who's Annabelle? Great pics IM. B
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Post by: bri h on January 01, 2014, 01:41:26 PM
Love the texture of this one IM. Is it using Cokin? Or Multi-grade? B
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Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2014, 01:42:26 PM
I ask questions my own way, Brian.  You'd be surprised how much I find out sometimes ;-)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Island Mover on January 01, 2014, 01:52:12 PM
Love the texture of this one IM. Is it using Cokin? Or Multi-grade? B
Digital filters.

Now you know Gyppo! She was lovely but to quote a large voice:

I'll do anything for love but I won't do that!! (I was tempted though) So, it was good clean fun. I was very professional.
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Post by: Island Mover on January 01, 2014, 01:54:25 PM
I ask questions my own way, Brian.  You'd be surprised how much I find out sometimes ;-)

But then, we are both photographers, so who really knows...  ;)
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Post by: Skip Slocum on January 03, 2014, 12:33:24 AM
I snagged this off the net but look at the story it tells. (cropped to fit)

World War II veteran from Belarus Konstantin Pronin, 86, sits on a bench as he waits for his comrades at Gorky park during Victory Day in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, May 9, 2011. Konstantin comes to this place every year.

This year he was the only person from the unit to show.
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Post by: Neghe on January 03, 2014, 01:22:36 AM
Great shot.
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Post by: bri h on January 19, 2014, 09:51:36 AM
Coming through 'Woodhead' on Friday, I snapped this one off. I love the wintery 'feel' of it. The barren slopes, and the colour. The colour is so . . . ? I can't think of a suitable word. B

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/12029117255_00601dcc08.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12029117255/)
16.1.14 SANYO 170 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12029117255/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

On The Humber Bridge, heading south to Scunthorpe. Again, it's the sky, juxtaposed with the shadows which IMO gives this pic just the right 'look.'

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2872/12030135466_dbb4cb9af7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12030135466/)
16.1.14 SANYO 110 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12030135466/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I think 'building materials' have had a re-boot. ha ha.

Tha's it from me for today. First pics posted since last year. ha ha.  ::)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7460/12029754644_69630e3ced.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12029754644/)
16.1.14 SANYO 086 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12029754644/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 19, 2014, 10:04:36 AM
Lego builds the world :)  nice pictures, Bri.
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Post by: bri h on January 19, 2014, 12:45:58 PM
Cheers K. I love the lego one. B
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 20, 2014, 07:44:52 PM
Ok well I thoght I was rocking this look but no...Mohawk was really patchy on top ::) :'( :'( :'(

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Post by: Neghe on January 20, 2014, 07:46:54 PM

 Frank, you look like you should play bass in a jazz punk band.  ;D
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 20, 2014, 07:47:40 PM
Grunge metal?? :D
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Post by: Neghe on January 20, 2014, 07:49:03 PM

Yeah but, it's been played out, so...
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 20, 2014, 07:50:37 PM
I think I'll stick to being that odd guy who likes anime


Yes I'm odd  :D
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Post by: Neghe on January 20, 2014, 08:13:07 PM
You should get a t-shirt so people will know.  :P
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 20, 2014, 08:30:53 PM
Maybe I'll meet my future wife whose hobby is cosplay >:D
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Post by: bri h on January 21, 2014, 04:55:34 PM
Wow Frank! She's weird. Yet strangely . . . hot. ha ha. Great pic mate. B
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Post by: Mark T on January 22, 2014, 04:51:55 AM
Extract from my poem Say Goodbye posted in September last year. It wasn't hyperbole.  

"This bongo Halloween, down at Caroís farm,
Iíll need a ladder to place your wicca basket
of tribute offerings atop the bonfire stack.
Iíll play Light my Fire for you, my fiery one,
and again: Rodriguez Ė I Think of You"
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Post by: bri h on January 22, 2014, 05:19:43 AM
Wow Mark. That's a big 'bonfire of your vanity.' ha ha. Good pic. B
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Post by: Laura H on January 26, 2014, 12:06:40 PM
So many bad winter storms this year, but I just saw this image of Michigan snow drifts from a 1938 blizzard - from Nasa's Astronomy picture of the day site.
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Post by: bri h on January 26, 2014, 12:22:19 PM
Wow! This is so deep. xbx
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Post by: fire-fly on January 26, 2014, 03:22:18 PM
Holy crap!!

Still don't know how you dudes survive over there guys  ???
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Post by: Dawn on January 26, 2014, 03:48:56 PM
Crikey!
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Post by: JewelAS53 on January 27, 2014, 04:03:20 AM
Yikes - all the more so as it's from so long ago.  :o
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Post by: bri h on January 27, 2014, 05:08:05 AM
Hence the B+W. Everything was in b+w in those days. ha ha
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Post by: JewelAS53 on January 27, 2014, 05:55:34 AM
And there I thought the poles were black and the snow was white  :o
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Post by: bri h on January 27, 2014, 06:57:14 AM
 ;D
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Post by: bri h on January 28, 2014, 03:55:43 PM
My turn now. . .

Took this last week when I stopped for a break on the road from Buxton to Chesterfield.

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26-1-13 SANYO 035 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12187099796/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Same place.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/12186729583_f2a1a17521.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12186729583/)
26-1-13 SANYO 033 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12186729583/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

This was last Tuesday Morning in Lincolnshire. I love the atmosphere and the mystery generated by the tree, the fog and the cars headlights.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/12186520695_15cc87f20c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12186520695/)
26-1-13 SANYO 014 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12186520695/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Same reason but with the added sunlight.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5525/12187145646_aea0d7421e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12187145646/)
26-1-13 SANYO 002 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12187145646/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Last one, and it's a sunlight one. My fave. Love the heavy texture of the clouds. The reeds in the foreground, and the overall light and shade.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5516/12186515695_a94a9b35de.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12186515695/)
26-1-13 SANYO 020 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12186515695/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Hope you liked these. Bri.
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Post by: cmb on January 28, 2014, 04:52:03 PM
I've been trying to link to this picture on my Tumblr, but for some reason that doesn't seem to work.
One of my kitties in a foul mood. She's so cute!  :D
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Post by: bri h on January 28, 2014, 04:56:26 PM
Aww. I love pus- cats. Is she a good cat Nel, or does she please herself? xbx
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Post by: cmb on January 28, 2014, 04:58:13 PM
Cats always please themselves, Bri. I thought everyone knew that!  ;D
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Post by: bri h on January 28, 2014, 05:56:34 PM
I know this from experience, Nel. You don't own a cat. A cat owns you. xbx
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Post by: cmb on January 28, 2014, 06:01:50 PM
Exactly. :)
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Post by: bri h on January 28, 2014, 06:05:48 PM
I had a Russian White called, believe it or not?
'Rusha.' He was a vicious little sod, with everyone but me. You'd be walking across the lounge, minding your own business, when in a whirlwind of white fur he'd whip across the room with ALL claws out. Claw you, then bugger off and hide. I loved that cat. heh heh. xbx
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Post by: cmb on January 28, 2014, 06:09:04 PM
Cats are divine little blighters. One of mine is chewing my fingers as I type...  ::)
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Post by: bri h on January 28, 2014, 06:16:38 PM
Is he a cat-nip junkie yet?  ;D
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Post by: cmb on January 28, 2014, 06:26:42 PM
She. And no catnip here. Just human fingers and noses. Very yummie, apparently.  :D
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Post by: bri h on January 28, 2014, 06:28:29 PM
What about Prawns and other Sea food? Mine used to drool when I brought him a little tub of prawns back from my Working Men's Club, in the northeast. B
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Post by: cmb on January 28, 2014, 06:36:55 PM
Yogurt. She'd kill for it.
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Post by: bri h on January 28, 2014, 06:38:07 PM
Yoghurt? That's a new one on me. xbx
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Post by: cmb on January 28, 2014, 06:39:07 PM
We've had several cats who loved it.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 28, 2014, 07:15:21 PM
My late uncle Ernie had a cat which chose to be vegetarian.  No idea what breed it was, it was just one of those all black sleek cats.

It went absolutely crazy over cucumber.  If they had any in the shopping bag and didn't get it straight into the fridge Thomas would rip the bag apart until he found it.

Eventually he stopped eating meat or fish altogether, but loved to tuck into a plate of cooked greens.  He had a glossy coat and was a fine healthy cat.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 03, 2014, 06:21:53 PM

Another day at the office.... :D

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Same Day, Different Office  ;)

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Post by: Gyppo on February 03, 2014, 07:43:41 PM
Is that culvert as dried out as it looks?
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Post by: fire-fly on February 03, 2014, 08:04:48 PM
Yeah Gyp, it is. Its a storm water drain and only shows water if there is run off. They run all around the town, the boys can run up and down the sides if they get their pace. Me, I only look silly, I would face plant for sure.  :D
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Post by: DistantSun on February 03, 2014, 08:13:32 PM
I'd face plant too. Never could climb up a tree or a pole when I was a kid, and had to use an overturned milk crate boost when getting on a horse :P

I can almost feel the heat from those flames when I look at those pics, Fly!
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Post by: Gyppo on February 03, 2014, 08:28:30 PM
Ah!  We have a few like that where they've built up the sides of relatively harmless little streams which become rivers when it rains too long or too hard.  They try to follow the natural route of the water where possible.  Good places to loon around on a bicycle when they're dry ;-)  Usually a bit too rough for skateboarding though.

In the old days there was always an extensive network of ditches around fields,which helped to spread the load evenly,en route to the streams and rivers.  But a lot of them have become silted up and overgrown over the years through neglect as the workforce on farms has dwindled.  Also a lot of the local farms have been sold off and become housing estates or business parks, which do nothoing to absorb rainfall.  Sometimes you can look at the lie of the land and see where the ditches ought to be, or where they used  to run, but some bright spark has built a cluster of houses across them.  Then they wonder why they flood ;-)

But occasionally someone gets it right.  There's a road not far from us which always used to flood in the old days.  It runs across two sloping fields.  When the ground is waterlogged the rain runs from the high side and pools in the sunken road before eventually running across the lower fields.  A natural drainage system if the road wasn't in the way.  I remember cycling through it as a kid, with water up to my knees.

Some clever sod has now bored a series of tunnels under the road, without digging up the road or obstructing the traffic and now the road stays dry as the sheets of water flow underneath.  Really useful in the winter, because sometimes the road would become a sheet of ice instead of just a long puddle.

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on February 03, 2014, 08:53:19 PM
These drains have offshoots all along them and are a hiding ground for kids and the illegal element too. They can ride motorbikes through them and escape from the fuzz that way.

Probably a lot of fun in a bygone time but too many freaks and weirdos in them now.

When we flooded a few years back, they were lapping with water at the top. So they do their job at that size but a lot are only about 2"x2" and serve little purpose in real rain.

Sunny I could get up the tree but coming down never happened. MUM!!  ::) ::)
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Post by: bri h on February 03, 2014, 08:57:37 PM
FF. It's amazing how far up a tree you can get when there's a bloody big German Shepherd snapping at your heels.  ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on February 03, 2014, 09:25:33 PM
Voice of experience shining through there mate.  :D
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Post by: bri h on February 04, 2014, 02:58:54 AM
 ;D
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Post by: bri h on February 15, 2014, 05:03:44 AM
Maybe 'they're' building a new leisure centre and have put the pool in first?

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15-2-14 SANYO 137 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12536583844/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

In the distance, is the bridge where that wagon over-turned on the M62. This scene looks calm, but believe me, it wasn't.

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15-2-14 SANYO 121 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12536107735/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

The famous, Twisted Spire of Chesterfield.

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15-2-14 SANYO 053 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12536358783/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: fire-fly on February 15, 2014, 05:22:45 AM
Nice shots Bri, was that spire built like that or something happen?
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Post by: bri h on February 15, 2014, 06:37:17 AM
Giants are rumoured to have once lved in Ches. I think one of them was a dumbo, cos he thought the spire was a spinning top. If you google 'chesterfield church's twisted spire.'
Youll get the complete history.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 15, 2014, 06:38:52 AM
 :D :D

Thanks mate, I will do that
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Post by: bri h on February 15, 2014, 10:58:08 AM
no probs mate.
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Post by: Lin on February 15, 2014, 11:12:59 AM
We donated a seat for the Zwanenwater Nature Reserve here in Holland.  All money goes to toward nature conservation on the reserve.
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Post by: intercat on February 15, 2014, 11:20:50 AM
Hi friendlies, Sio dragged me back from the depths of the void.  For all of you lucky enough to not be in the American Midwest this winter, I leave you these by way of reintroduction.

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(http://imageshack.com/a/img841/1793/se1x.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img534/8133/vmzw.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img812/1322/vz6x.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img716/1310/jd0e.jpg)

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Post by: bri h on February 15, 2014, 11:21:48 AM
Wow Lin! You have your name in Brass. We fancied doing that ourselves. Have you seen the flag-stones in the churchyard, where Wordsworth is buried, in Grasmere? Love your pic, bit small though? You got anything bigger?  
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Post by: bri h on February 15, 2014, 11:23:40 AM
Wow IC! I love the bottom one of the Lighthouse. Well done, although I don't think you arranged the snow.
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Post by: intercat on February 15, 2014, 11:26:38 AM
Nope, Mama Nature may be vicious up here, but she knows how to make things pretty on her own at least. :)
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Post by: 510bhan on February 15, 2014, 11:56:29 AM
Nice to see you back, intercat -- amazing pics. Did you freeze taking them? :o
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Post by: Gyppo on February 15, 2014, 12:04:14 PM
Intercat.

That fourth picture loooks like a frozen Aardvark, or an ice sculpture of one  ;-)

I really like the third one of the frozen wasteland with the trees.  It's not dramatic, but it speaks to me.  Empty open spaces do this sometimes.  Is that just a field, or a frozen and snow covered lake?  It has the feel of a lake.

Gyppo
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Post by: intercat on February 15, 2014, 12:06:32 PM
YES. :( It's really unfair: the rivers are frozen solid, and Lake Michigan is ice as far as you can see, and it looks and sounds and feels absolutely unearthly -- but when the wind chill is -50F (-45Cish), if you take off a glove for five minutes to take pictures or scribble down descriptions, you actually will get frostbite. :/
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Post by: intercat on February 15, 2014, 12:10:28 PM
iIntercat.

That fourth picture loooks like a frozen Aardvark, or an ice sculpture of one  ;-)

I really like the third one of the frozen wasteland with the trees.  It's not dramatic, but it speaks to me.  Empty open spaces do this sometimes.  Is that just a field, or a frozen and snow covered lake?  It has the feel of a lake.

Gyppo

Thanks Gyp, I thought there was something kind of anthropomorphic about that picture too. :) And you are quite right, that other is a lake, of sorts -- that is, it's sort of an inlet or bay off of Lake Michigan, and it freezes absolutely solid.  The other day I saw tire tracks on it, and even though I've lived up north most of my adult life, that still just breaks my brain.
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Post by: bri h on February 15, 2014, 03:42:30 PM
My pics are 'snaps' compared to these beauties. Well done.
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Post by: fire-fly on February 15, 2014, 05:28:09 PM
 :o :o

Holy crap!!

How do you dudes walk along the street without going A over T?

Nice pics mate  ;)
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Post by: intercat on February 15, 2014, 06:11:55 PM
I ride my bike all winter, and for the most part I feel sort of smugly self-sufficient... then on Thursday I skidded out on some slush and this happened. :/

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Post by: bri h on February 15, 2014, 06:25:26 PM
Is that your arm-pit or your knee?
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Post by: intercat on February 15, 2014, 06:37:27 PM
My knee; it would take some serious contortionist falls to bruise my armpit like that. :P
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Post by: cmb on February 15, 2014, 06:50:28 PM
Ooooh! Are we showing off bruises?

I got this one from doing nothing. Spontaneous varicose vein rupture.  ;D
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Post by: intercat on February 15, 2014, 06:59:40 PM
Oh no! :(

I'm pretty badly anemic and get my share of random bruises, so I feel mildly vindicated whenever I actually CAN explain where one comes from!
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 15, 2014, 08:54:54 PM
 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)


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Post by: Laura H on February 15, 2014, 10:15:52 PM
Did you get a dog, Frank?
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 15, 2014, 11:34:58 PM
I wish :D those are my neighbours jack Russell/beagle mix.


No they aren't pups ::) they're 2 and a half :o
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Post by: Lin on February 16, 2014, 06:31:50 AM
Brian,

Just seen your post about my pic - you can enlarge it by clicking on to it.

Lin x
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Post by: bri h on February 16, 2014, 06:51:42 AM
Thanks Lin. I already did that. I meant bigger as in the whole thing, so we can see where the bench is situated. B
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Post by: cmb on February 16, 2014, 09:32:53 AM
Oh no! :(

I'm pretty badly anemic and get my share of random bruises, so I feel mildly vindicated whenever I actually CAN explain where one comes from!

Thankfully, I'm not anemic, even though I always have at least one bruise somewhere. Usually unexplainable.  :D
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Post by: bri h on February 16, 2014, 10:31:48 AM
Anemic = anaemic? Or have dipthongs gone now as well?
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Post by: intercat on February 16, 2014, 11:07:32 AM
Sadly yes, it's "anemic" in US spelling.  I'm perpetually torn between preferring UK spelling and feeling pretentious using it. :/
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Post by: bri h on February 16, 2014, 11:13:25 AM
Don't feel pretentious. If it feels/looks right, then use it. Screw what anyone else thinks. B
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Post by: Zepphy on February 16, 2014, 04:06:01 PM
After all the wintery and bruisy pictures, I want to 'warm' you with some lovely photos that I was able to take last summer on the northern coast of Bulgaria. (locations vary)

(http://i.imgur.com/vdphV21.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MpQCvvP.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ePSdwcJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/7J8jOwe.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/aymIVtf.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/WmiLuB6.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZZet1rJ.jpg)
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Post by: bri h on February 16, 2014, 05:18:04 PM
Great pics Zeph. My friend is from Sofia. His son actually joined here last year (anyone remember Natchev?) B
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Post by: Zepphy on February 16, 2014, 05:21:39 PM
I'm from Varna, pretty much opposite end of the country, big city, sea capital, etc. I wouldn't be able to live somewhere without a decent sized body of water nearby.
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Post by: bri h on February 16, 2014, 05:25:20 PM
Me too till I moved down here 9 years ago. I need to go back up to the N/E and top up my accent, and maybe stop all these friggin reminiscings in poems, I make you all suffer through. b
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Post by: bri h on March 12, 2014, 07:25:51 PM
New batch.

Perfect light on the Motorway, I thought.

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SANYO 22-2-14 079 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12726182125/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Matlock in Derbyshire

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SANYO 22-2-14 017 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12726548723/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

This one is a bit stunted. Must be a 'smoker.'

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5472/12726356285_52999d01b2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12726356285/)
SANYO 22-2-14 033 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15594292@N02/12726356285/) by Brian. H. (http://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: CorneliusPoe on March 18, 2014, 04:19:32 PM
Spent the past week in San Antonio, TX with our son, Nicholas. Nick is our 2nd oldest and the first to leave home. He just graduated boot camp for the Air Force. Lots of mixed emotions, but mainly proud.
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Post by: Laura H on March 18, 2014, 04:21:35 PM
Wow, congratulations to Nick. I'm certain you do have mixed emotions, but you must be very proud  :)
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Post by: CorneliusPoe on March 18, 2014, 04:29:29 PM
Thank you, Laura. This is from Natural Bridge Caverns also in San Antonio.
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Post by: CorneliusPoe on March 18, 2014, 04:30:28 PM
and another
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Post by: CorneliusPoe on March 18, 2014, 04:31:10 PM
Obligatory Alamo shot
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Post by: CorneliusPoe on March 18, 2014, 04:31:39 PM
last one
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Post by: bri h on March 18, 2014, 07:30:36 PM
Great pics Marc. You still 'walking on air?'
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Post by: CorneliusPoe on March 18, 2014, 08:11:48 PM
Nope, firmly grounded and prepared to return to the grind.
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Post by: CorneliusPoe on March 22, 2014, 11:25:12 AM
Please forgive the following... I couldn't resist. This is Bear.

(http://cognitivedrift.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/bear_couch.jpg)

(http://cognitivedrift.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/bear_profile.jpg)(http://cognitivedrift.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/bear_face.jpg)

The little guy is Finn - they're brothers from consecutive litters.

(http://cognitivedrift.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/bear_finn_couch.jpg)
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Post by: bri h on March 22, 2014, 11:50:00 AM
Jus sent you a pm, Cp. Our two are the same but kinda Brother and Sister. I love your two Bear and Finn. B
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Post by: DC on April 03, 2014, 09:53:53 AM
OK, first off this is not one of my photos, so some acknowledgement is required, and this is a screen shot from an episode of the  BBC program 'Mountain'.

Some things we see on TV are quite dramatic, and will always remain in the realms of 'Dramatic things we see on TV that other people do'. But just occasionally we may come across a scene which is quite dramatic, and to which we can say:

"Been there, done that, got the T-shirt".  ;D

Crossing Cib Goch ridge en-route to the Summit of Snowdon, Snowdonia, North Wales.



(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2sVxEngFMls/Uz1lNPWXjqI/AAAAAAAAA8g/YnCdj6fA7RI/s512/Been%2520there%2520done%2520that.png?gl=GB)
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Post by: bri h on April 03, 2014, 05:14:54 PM
Weirdly captivating. What an interesting pic. It's almost like a 'knife-edge.' Bri.
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Post by: DC on April 03, 2014, 06:45:18 PM
That's exactly what it is, Bri. Here's one I took of the ridge as seen by a walker looking in the direction of travel...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-g-unJ0Dc55I/Uz3jUGAMPtI/AAAAAAAAA80/UXh6-C4N6fc/s720/Crib%2520Goch%2520Ridge%2520from%2520the%2520summit%2520of%2520Crib%2520Goch.jpg)

And one of my mate Les just starting the traverse...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uuQ7vs8f9QI/Uz3kHtslAXI/AAAAAAAAA9A/GZCAOxjWIIA/s512/Les%2520traversing%2520the%2520%2527interesting%2527%2520section%2520of%2520Crib%2520Goch%2520ridge%252C%2520Sept%25201990.jpg)


By the way, that rucksack Les is carrying used to belong to Joe Tasker, and has been to the summit of Everest.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 03, 2014, 06:48:24 PM
Ulp!  ;D But that's given me an idea. Hmm? B
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Post by: cmb on April 07, 2014, 08:56:06 AM
Our new kitten, Ezio. A Norwegian Forest Cat. Born on the seventh of March, and he will stay with his mum till the end of May.
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Post by: bri h on April 07, 2014, 10:03:04 AM
Aww. That is so cute. I love pics of pussies. xbx


Dammit! I just re-read this. I'm a victim of my own warped S o H. I should say, I love pics of the cat-kind of pussies.  ;D
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Post by: cmb on April 07, 2014, 10:21:38 AM
Bri, you're a dirty mind.  ;D
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Post by: bri h on April 07, 2014, 10:33:34 AM
Hey. I cleaned any confusion up. Surely the dirty mind is yours?  ;D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 07, 2014, 10:43:16 AM
You sounds just like some teenage boys I happened across when I was also a teen. They pretended to be looking for a lost cat.

Seems to be the same mindset.  :(
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 07, 2014, 12:07:58 PM
Is the above comment for me Alice? If it is, then let me just say, 'Some boys never grow up. They just get bigger in size.' 'dirty-minded?' Oh yeah-babee. ha ha.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on April 14, 2014, 07:45:07 AM
Look what I found floating in the ether

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Brian_zps92fcc72b.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on April 14, 2014, 10:39:39 AM
Well, they do say Ether causes illusions, delusions, and irreperable brain damage if one over-indulges ;-)

But a wolf whistling kettle?  Can anyone really suspend their disbelief that much?.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 14, 2014, 02:59:24 PM
Let's get the book on the Best-seller lists and give a little-un a fighting chance. Thanks to ff for posting this for me. My Flickr account is playing 'funny buggers' so I can't do this myself. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: cmb on April 14, 2014, 03:04:28 PM
Let's get the book on the Best-seller lists and give a little-un a fighting chance. Thanks to ff for posting this for me. My Flickr account is playing 'funny buggers' so I can't do this myself. B

I'm doing all that I can. Facebook, website, bought several copies... can't do much more than that, though.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 14, 2014, 03:09:43 PM
I'm not a Gaffer so I can't say tha -. . . Oh what the hell? Thanks Nel. We need more posters like you. I suspect FB may be sick of my posting and re-posting, but I'm gonna keep going. ha ha. xbx
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: cmb on April 14, 2014, 03:10:46 PM
I'm not a Gaffer so I can't say tha -. . . Oh what the hell? Thanks Nel. We need more posters like you. I suspect FB may be sick of my posting and re-posting, but I'm gonna keep going. ha ha. xbx

Me too, Bri. Even if it amounts to nothing, I'm still doing what I can. :D
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Post by: bri h on April 14, 2014, 03:11:52 PM
I wonder if others' are doing this?
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Post by: cmb on April 14, 2014, 03:12:40 PM
Others??

Heavens, no! I want no Others. I haven't got any dragonglass.  :o
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Post by: DGSquared on April 16, 2014, 03:03:07 AM
Wow. I spent an hour perusing this thread. You peeps have talent or...  nice cameras.  ;D

Some have both. ;)
                             Seriously though, what a nice thread to meander through.  :)

And, I learned a few things about some of you, confirmed a few suspicions, and was entertained at the same time. Fascinating people, writographers.
Look a new word. I'm sure someone else has used it but it's a first for me.



Is there an unspoken prerequisite before you post photographs?

 It looked pretty random but some social cues are like helicopter jokes.




Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on April 16, 2014, 05:24:28 AM
I think its called a free for all in here mate.  :D
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Post by: Stephen1001 on April 16, 2014, 11:59:09 AM
This is an interesting thread. I wanted to suggest exploring the subject of ekphrastic poetry-short poems inspired by an object of art: pictures, sculptures, etc. But I am unable to get a picture file into a reply post. Anyone with a clear instruction?

SE
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on April 16, 2014, 02:49:30 PM
The biggest stumbling block for many seems to be they don't understand they can't post a bigger picture than 250K in size.  This an absolute.  251 won't be accepted, 249 will get in.  I aim for a target figure of 200.  Then if you click on the additional options button to the bottom left of the posting window and take it from there.

I post pictures directly from my drive.  Others, who do things differently, post some sort of link which connects to a different account full of pictures.  I dare say one of them will come along and explain that option in a while.

The poster called Neghe often gives us half a dozen pictures at a time on a theme.

Left click to enlarge.

 
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on April 16, 2014, 04:22:22 PM
I upload mine through photo bucket Gyp and post the link from there. Mine are all too big in size to work through additional options unfortunately. Some are way to big visually but its the only way they work.

Nice photo too by the way mate.  ;)
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Post by: Gyppo on April 16, 2014, 04:51:03 PM
There you go then, Stephen ;-)  There's two options for you.

Cheers, Fly.  I saw it when we went to vsit the Falkirk Wheel boatlift between two canals.

It's the sort of barge which would have worked the continental canals, but could also carry out coastal passages with the keelboard(s) - that big lump on the side - used to counteract the sideways push of the sail.  Being of shallow draught, like an oversized dinghy, it would have skittered around like a restless child without the board(s).  But these could be raised in shallow estuaries where a more traditional keelboat could only work at high tides.  A serious bit of purpose-built working kit in its time. Probably used as a home/tourer nowadays.  To get to Scotland, where we saw it, it must have successfully crossed the North Sea.

Unfortunately we had no time to track down the owner and ask, with a journey of several hundred miles ahead and our driver getting restless.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on April 17, 2014, 04:05:13 PM
I upload mine through photo bucket Gyp and post the link from there. Mine are all too big in size to work through additional options unfortunately. Some are way to big visually but its the only way they work.

Nice photo too by the way mate.  ;)

Fly...you can reduce the size on P-bucket if ya look for the edit link.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on April 17, 2014, 04:23:22 PM
Can you? I will have to check that out, thanks Neg.  ;)
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Post by: Neghe on April 17, 2014, 04:26:46 PM

Yeah...good ol' P-bucket...everybody needs one.


 :P
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Post by: fire-fly on April 17, 2014, 05:07:49 PM
I am close to getting rid of mine mate. Everytime I open it I end up having to restart the computer, it slows everything down sooooo much. All this since they have been doing the upgrades.  ???
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Post by: Gyppo on April 17, 2014, 05:33:51 PM
I don't know about Photobucket, but a lot of programmes have automatic upgrades as the default setting.  But there's often a way to turn that off so you just get notified about an upgrade and thus have a choice, clicking yes or no.  It's worth having a click through the options/settings to see if you can turn off auto-updates.

"But who wouldn't want an automatic upgrade?" say the lazy masses.  "After all, it's so easy and you'll never miss anything important."

1)  People like Fly, who don't enjoy the compulsory reboot.

2)  People who are happy with the version of photobucket/whatever services they already have.  (I, for example, an several versions behind on Picasa, because it seemed every time they upgraded they took away a feature I liked and added something I didn't want/need.

My computer works for me, not vice versa.

Gyppo

Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on April 17, 2014, 05:58:05 PM
That's exactly the thing Gyp, it worked for me prior, now its a chore.  ???

I will check that out too mate, thanks.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 17, 2014, 06:02:45 PM
Well now that's sorted, how about a couple of pics to even the score? Sheesh! I leave the site for a bit, and the thread's turned into a 'Dear Gyp,' vehicle. 'All words and no pics' makes Bri an unhappy feller  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on April 17, 2014, 06:05:40 PM
 :D :D

Ok OK Mr Bossy

A hard day at the office  ::)

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Fires/20130118_180134_zpsac2b4727.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 17, 2014, 06:08:13 PM
Can we assume that the vehicle is a 'six-footer?'  ;D
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Post by: fire-fly on April 17, 2014, 06:09:44 PM
 :D :D

This was in January after about five hours on our feet at a nasty bushfire. The boys wanted a bit of foot relieve as we waited for the fire front to move to us.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on April 17, 2014, 06:11:36 PM

Similar kinda day  ;D

(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/firefly254/Fires/20121204_192256_zpsa658153d.jpg)
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Post by: Neghe on April 17, 2014, 06:13:25 PM

How 'bout some sounds to go along with the BBQ...?

http://youtu.be/gzoEK545j64

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Post by: bri h on April 17, 2014, 06:16:38 PM
That's the amazing thing about you guys.

As the fire-front got closer,
the creatures of the forest
ran to get clear.
The people running with them,
asked us 'why weren't we running?'
We answered,
"we are.
But we're running
towards the flames."
And that's the difference.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on April 17, 2014, 06:26:34 PM
Thank the good Lord I have hardly ever had to run, I don't do run  :D :D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Neghe on April 17, 2014, 06:29:57 PM
http://youtu.be/g42Xg-mAkGg
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Post by: Elly Stu on April 19, 2014, 12:05:16 AM
Ok, so I'm up to page 15 . . .  Awesome, awesome, awesome!
Here I thought I was coming to a writer's forum, and now this.  I love it :)
No surprise to me that many writers are also photogs  ;)  Creativity takes different turns, is all.
I'm going to keep working through tomorrow, now that Alice kindly put me into the proper thread.  lol -- I went off into Google-land for a while there, looking for Pic-Post, and really got to scratching my head  ???
Thanks for the visual feast.  I'd been fancying a cookie, but I don't keep them in the house and this was better and more satisfying anyway.
And yes, thanks Bri, when I figure out how, I will probably post something.
Cheers,
E
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Tam on April 19, 2014, 07:09:01 AM
Woah! I only just found this picture thread and can pretty much say that it's going to write off the next hour or two!

Figured, as it's Easter, this might be a good one to share :)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8114/8603598642_86f7309ab0_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/e7gG8C)The Easter Bunny (https://flic.kr/p/e7gG8C) by TamJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/67185490@N00/), on Flickr
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Post by: DGSquared on April 19, 2014, 02:23:45 PM
Spring production of Alice in Wonderland from a couple of years ago.

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/blonded62/21d63c7c-3199-4e4a-b066-ac2e670519d1.jpg?t=1397932094)


Can you guess who the little kids flocked to after the show?
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DGSquared on April 19, 2014, 02:34:19 PM
You'd think I had an affinity for fuzzy ears and funky hats. ::) 8)
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Post by: bri h on April 19, 2014, 07:46:53 PM
Hey Tam. That's a great photo. Are the BBC codes working in Flickr now?

And Deb. You is hot. (ooh did I say that out loud?) ha ha.

Good news Elly. I'll look forward to your photo's.  B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Tam on April 19, 2014, 08:25:09 PM
Hey Tam. That's a great photo. Are the BBC codes working in Flickr now?



Thanks Bri :) Think it was BBC code I used so I guess so :)
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Post by: bri h on April 19, 2014, 08:29:44 PM
Yippee! Pics coming soon. Took over 400 hundred today. Will post to morrow. B
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Post by: Gyppo on April 19, 2014, 08:40:30 PM
All of them?
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Post by: bri h on April 19, 2014, 08:53:08 PM
All of them?

ha. Er? no gyp. I won't torture you that much, mate.  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 19, 2014, 09:13:31 PM
Just a tester to see if the BBC codes are working. Yippee! They are!(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2835/12029548863_5d7b24b8cf.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jk1zLT)16.1.14 SANYO 119 (https://flic.kr/p/jk1zLT) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DGSquared on April 19, 2014, 09:44:11 PM


And Deb. You is hot. (ooh did I say that out loud?) ha ha.


Ha ha - right? You have no idea.  :o  That warm fuzzy costume on a stage with bright burning lights was, yeah, hot.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 20, 2014, 05:32:19 AM
Give over Deb. Now I'm getting 'hot.' ha ha. xbx
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DGSquared on April 20, 2014, 06:40:32 AM
Happy Easter, from the DG's.

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/blonded62/6cba5cdb-9dbf-4b46-bf5c-1fa17113cc65.jpg?t=1397990325)

(http://s60.photobucket.com/editor?image=http%3A//i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/blonded62/PIC_0269.jpg&detailUrl=http://s60.photobucket.com/user/blonded62/media/PIC_0269.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 20, 2014, 07:21:03 AM
I love texture in pics. These have 'texture.'

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7149/13924000696_4fba1d211f.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndq9iw)SANYO MARSDEN 142 (https://flic.kr/p/ndq9iw) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

This art-work stands just behind the Littlehaven beach. They're titled 'The Conversation. They're supposed to be representative of the 'fisher-wives' waiting for their loved ones to return from the sea. People in Shields call them 'The Weebles.'

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3758/13924129011_a498f5bfca.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndqNrR)SANYO MARSDEN 084 (https://flic.kr/p/ndqNrR) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Its real name is the Herd Groyne. We always just referred to it as the Groyne. I fished from here as a boy. In the summer when the tide was high, we dived from it. When the tide was particularly high, we could step into the water. I have so many happy memories of this place.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3814/13924168686_459a2150d4.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndr1eU)SANYO MARSDEN 051 (https://flic.kr/p/ndr1eU) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I saw this and took it because it reminded me of the times spent here sheltering from the elements and also cos it reminded me of the opening scenes in 'Jaws.' You know--the scene where they have the party on the beach before the girl goes for a moonlight dip.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7219/13947341233_ca39c2a4c2.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nftLCz)SANYO MARSDEN 037 (https://flic.kr/p/nftLCz) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I love this monument. It's in the shape of a Gull's eye. But it reminded me of the ATV logo from old uk tv programmes, or even the Redifusion logo? ha ha

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7121/13947246503_20c861084c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nfthti)SANYO MARSDEN 103 (https://flic.kr/p/nfthti) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I love reflections. I just wish the pane had been one big one instead of quarters.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3817/13923710566_0c8461b8f0.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndoE4h)SANYO MARSDEN 272 (https://flic.kr/p/ndoE4h) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Marsden Rock. Scene of many a childhood escapade. It used to be a 'rite-of-passage' to climb it. To do it we had to swim under water thru the caves underneath it to the other side. Once there, the sand-shoes we'd tied round our necks for the swim were donned, then the perilous climb began. This wasn't as hard as it may look. The sea-ward side is very craggy, so it's quite an easy climb. I'd hate to do it now though. ha ha

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/13946873975_a6b68dd2ed.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nfrnJp)SANYO MARSDEN 250 (https://flic.kr/p/nfrnJp) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr







Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Pale Writer on April 20, 2014, 08:03:58 AM
Nice pictures, all. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 20, 2014, 08:11:04 AM
And I'm happy to share. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DGSquared on April 20, 2014, 05:57:08 PM
                                                                           Double Rainbow
                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                       North Rim
                                                                                                                                                                                       Grand Canyon
                                                                                                                                                                                     
 (http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/blonded62/40acde6c-156b-4fcb-87a6-b5ade893ebc5.jpg?t=1398030271) Road Trip
                                                                                                                                                                                       July, 2012
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 20, 2014, 06:24:16 PM
Ooh. Lovin the colour of the rock, deb. The rainbow's not bad either. All in all, a stunning pic. B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DGSquared on April 20, 2014, 06:36:48 PM
Thanks Bri. There are plenty of good photographs here, yours included.



This was one of those days that proved to the kids that the day isn't cancelled because of rain. Rain actually made the day more beautiful and dramatic. We had to avoid the more treacherous hikes that day.

We've been in the Redwoods, the Sequoias, Yosemite, Oregon, Washington, and on the North West Coast in the rain and next to Yellowstone, and the kids getting to witness how snow transformed Washington, D.C., this was one of those more spectacular days. It was glorious!
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 20, 2014, 07:25:41 PM
When discussing the possibility of what to do in the days to come. Kids become 'little-editors.'
"Don't need that.
Strike that.
I'm not doing that!" ha ha.

None of them was taught 'our way'
of 'looking for the silver-lining.' xbx
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DGSquared on April 20, 2014, 08:13:55 PM
I've learned as much from them as they from me.
I had forgotten how much fun it was to race popsicle sticks in the rain. ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: DGSquared on April 20, 2014, 08:45:09 PM
Hey Bri, mind if I have a go at painting your SANYO MARSDEN 037?
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 20, 2014, 10:27:46 PM
Don't mind at all. I'd be interested in seeing what you do with it. I think I have one more, do you want me to post it for a different perspective? It's probably just a portrait as opposed to a landscape. xbx
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Elly Stu on April 21, 2014, 04:04:51 PM
(http://)
I've always loved taking pix of dogs and then kids.  Here are my boys.  Dozer is 5 years old, and Echo is 6.  They are both serious-case SPCA rescues and natch, I can't say enough wonderful things about them  :)
Hope I'm successful in getting this post through, now that I have the scanner and computer talking nicely to each other.
Cheers,
Elly
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on April 21, 2014, 04:38:26 PM
Handsome boys indeed Elly. I love shooting mine too, they are always so happy and I get the goofiest photos  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Elly Stu on April 21, 2014, 05:10:31 PM
Thank you, Fire-Fly :)  They were both sorry sights when I got them; Dozer was snarly and Echo was extremely timid.  So seeing them relaxed and smiling really does fill my heart.  My old girl Emmalou (15) isn't quite so photogenic or interested anymore, but maaaan, that dog used to jump when I picked up my camera and would do anything to get her pic taken.  A real Hollywood hound  ;)
I would like to post some other pix and am trying to figure out how to get them bigger than postage stamps without going over the 250 KB limit.  It's an interesting puzzle.
And here I'm trying to work on my poem.
Oh, wait!  I'm trying to work on that short story!
Oh, wait!  I'm trying to work on the course to teach me how to write that short story!
lol, who told me this place was addictive?  Sorry, I can't remember but it sure seems to be true.
Cheers,
E
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Elly Stu on April 21, 2014, 05:14:45 PM
'ello, and wot's this?  I just clicked on my 'postage stamp' and it came up full size!  I notice that if I click on Bri's nice shots, it takes me to Flickr; and other shots just sit here, properly large in the first place.  Verrrrry interesting . . .
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: fire-fly on April 21, 2014, 05:21:58 PM
I post mine through photo bucket and they come up huge, hence the fire engine shots.

Bri does similar but through his flicker account.

Yep, this place is addictive mate, once in, there is no escape.  ;D
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on April 21, 2014, 05:36:36 PM
Why would you want to leave when you just got here, Ell? ha ha.
If you scroll back a few pages you'll see a lush pic of my two 'babies.' Barney and Maisie. I took a pic of them last year sitting on the table in the sunlight. Barney was sitting behind Maisie and if you didn't know any better, you'd swear he was laughing. It's a lovely shot, I think.

Hiya Fluff . . . how's things? xbx
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on April 21, 2014, 05:41:25 PM
Elly.

If you left click on the picture in your post - I've just done it with your dogs - it gets bigger.

Give it a go.

I don't think it's just that my computer is magic and full of weird and wonderful programmes.  I say this because I do nothing special when posting my pictures, apart from keeping them below the limit you already know about.

But I nearly always remember to add a line to the post saying 'left click to enlarge'.  As with this picture my daughter took in Germany.  (I know they're an organised race, but even so...

Gyppo
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Post by: fire-fly on April 21, 2014, 05:43:32 PM
I'm good Bri, just slaving today, you know what I am like  ::)
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Post by: bri h on April 21, 2014, 05:46:26 PM
You and me are both lucky. We enjoy our work. xbx
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Post by: Elly Stu on April 21, 2014, 06:33:52 PM
Hello again :)  Just got back from taking the lads out for their run.  Actually it's more like Summer-Sledding as they're on a long lead out in front and sometimes pulling.  Emmalou rides in a little red trailer behind my trike.  She only has a short walk mid-route, but loves to go for a ride and it's better for her than laying in the house all day :)
Yes, I noticed that when I clicked on the little postage stamp pic of the boys, suddenly it loomed large!  Good idea to make a note, though.  Thanks!
Bri, I started on page 1 and have been working my way through to the newer pix.  But for you, I'll make an exception and look backwards for your pups  ;)
And me leave ?  Not.
Heck I just managed to wangle my way in here!
 8) 8) 8)
E
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Post by: bri h on April 21, 2014, 06:39:35 PM
Nah, you've started a the beginning . . . so just carry on. You're in for a treat. There's some stunning pics on these pages. And I don't mean mine. Take your time. A good pic shouldn't be hurried. It should be savoured like a nice drink on the palate. Bri.
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Post by: Elly Stu on April 21, 2014, 06:51:17 PM
Bri, I've gone back to p 48 looking for your dogs, but either I missed them or they are still further back.  Meantime, I have been WOWWED by so many shots.  OMG, this is a real treat.  But I feel like I've eaten three Thanksgiving dinners and need to give it up for now.
Plus, I accidentally fell in love with Bear and with Finn !  I want them!  Apparently 3 dogs aren't enough  ::)
What a talented group!  Thanks for the eye candy, everyone, and the humour too.
:) E
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Post by: Elly Stu on April 21, 2014, 06:52:58 PM
Agreed, Bri.  And I'll be going through again.  There's as much photo inspiration at MWC as there is writing inspiration.  Phew :)
 :) E
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Post by: bri h on April 21, 2014, 07:41:18 PM
I suppose I should feel lucky?
Cos as they were 'gassin,'
I was constantly clickin.'
My shutter never shut
and I was happy as a clam.

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Post by: Elly Stu on April 21, 2014, 10:31:41 PM
Nice one.  Such a nice mood in the shot.  I can hear the waves and feel the tang in the air.  It's very beautiful.  Where is that, Bri?  I live on a coast too, but we don't have cliffs like that here.
Elly
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Post by: Elly Stu on April 21, 2014, 11:30:41 PM
Thanks for the coaching, Bri.  I found my old Flickr account and made an album for dog pix.  But I wanted to show folks this one.  Doofie didn't look like one of the grey wolves we have here, but he was a wolf all right  :o   He was a handful.  And gad, I loved that dog.  Sure miss him.  Like this pic and am glad I found it.  Had such fun digging around through old stuff today.  Most of my stuff was lost, so I am ecstatic when I discover a treasure  :)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2920/13984035123_f54547bd9d.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/niHQrR)DoofSnowSm061127 (https://flic.kr/p/niHQrR) by Elly J Squirrel (https://www.flickr.com/people/20725932@N05/), on Flickr

Cheers,
Elly
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Post by: bri h on April 22, 2014, 05:04:22 PM
That's a lovely pic, Ell. I love it. Doofie looks cool. The pics I posted are of a place I grew up in. South Shields or South Tyneside. The Rock is in Marsden Bay. Between South Shields and Sunderland. Glad to see you've managed to find your way to Flickr. B
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Post by: Mastafrank on April 22, 2014, 07:07:43 PM
 :D
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Post by: Tam on April 23, 2014, 09:29:25 AM
Ah Elly he's so sweet!
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Post by: Elly Stu on April 23, 2014, 10:33:57 AM
Hi Tam  :)
Sweet?  lol, yes, I guess he does look sweet there, now that you mention it!  That's a word never used before to describe him.  He looks like a dog, but he was a wolf, not the grey ones we have here, but if a dog or a rabbit appeared, he somehow transformed into a wolf -- and look out.  Wonderful animal, a real challenge, very loyal and protective in the way wolves are.  I still feel privileged that he came to me.
Until he got quite old, he preferred to sleep outside, though when travelling he of course had to stay in with me.  No matter where we were or went, I always felt safe  :)     My precious Doofie . . .  Isn't it wonderful what our canine companions can add to our lives?
 :)  Elly
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Post by: Elly Stu on April 23, 2014, 11:35:31 AM
Hey, Tam, when Doofie was a pup, he was sweet!   :)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2902/13964056195_f50b6ffd49.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ngXrpz)Doofie 1996 800x600 (https://flic.kr/p/ngXrpz) by Elly J Squirrel (https://www.flickr.com/people/20725932@N05/), on Flickr
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Post by: Elly Stu on April 23, 2014, 11:41:50 AM
But when Another Dog!! came to "his" private swimming spot, or wherever, not so sweet  :o
I was right with him, and he knew he couldn't go and drive off that nervy dog who was slowly passing by in the back of a pickup truck.  But he was not happy with what he considered a rude intrusion  >:(   He may have been as unhappy about not being able to give chase as he was about the intrusion, lol.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7135/13960812106_c3376fb9da.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ngEP41)Doofie -- AnotherDog??!! (https://flic.kr/p/ngEP41) by Elly J Squirrel (https://www.flickr.com/people/20725932@N05/), on Flickr
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Post by: DGSquared on April 23, 2014, 08:37:10 PM
Don't mind at all. I'd be interested in seeing what you do with it. I think I have one more, do you want me to post it for a different perspective? It's probably just a portrait as opposed to a landscape. xbx
Thanks Bri. I like the vanishing point on the one posted. I'll give it a go in a day or two.  :)
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Post by: DGSquared on April 23, 2014, 11:17:59 PM
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Post by: JewelAS53 on April 24, 2014, 06:18:26 AM
:)
How do you find this stuff?
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Post by: fire-fly on April 24, 2014, 06:41:47 AM

A catastrophe  :o

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Post by: DGSquared on April 24, 2014, 07:22:55 AM
You could build a comical story around that one, FF. ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on April 24, 2014, 08:29:21 AM
I take it this was a case of fly-tipping.  Not our Fly, of course.

"here I sit,
broken hearted,
wrecked my house
because I farted."
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Post by: Mastafrank on April 24, 2014, 10:45:42 AM
 :D
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Post by: Elly Stu on April 24, 2014, 04:20:37 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7307/13995663392_daee4c088b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/njKr8f)Brendon Oak 8602 (https://flic.kr/p/njKr8f) by Elly J Squirrel (https://www.flickr.com/people/20725932@N05/), on Flickr

When I was a freelance photog, I often took my son with me when I scouted out shot locations.  Afterwards we always had fun time, sometimes around a huge oak tree down by the river flats where it entered the ocean.  He was so good about posing : )
Elly
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Post by: bri h on April 24, 2014, 04:24:33 PM
Wow. That's a great photo, Ell. 'Multi-grade?' Cokin? Come on woman! Give me details. ha ha. I had a Paterson set-up. Built two dark-rooms. I loved disappearing into it for up to 10 hrs 'Dipping.' ha ha. xbx
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Post by: Elly Stu on April 24, 2014, 04:42:09 PM
lol, lol.  Thanks, Bri!  It's one of my faves  :)   I built darkrooms too, and yup, often got lost down there for ... ??  Still miss seeing those faces jump up out of  white piece of paper.  Gad . . .

I had several cameras and for artsy fartsy stuff I loved the Pentax 645.  I believe that's what I used for this one because it allowed me to double-expose.  In addition to catching the expression, there was also a great deal of luck involved in getting the shots overlapping as well as they did.

Now that you remind me, tho, I did shortly thereafter get into filters . . .
Brace yo'self for some nudity ;)

Ell
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Post by: bri h on April 24, 2014, 05:04:13 PM
"eek!"  ;D

Not that difficult Ell. Full exposure for the tree, half exp for the boy? And for a 'ghost-effect?' Move the image slightly while exposing to the light. I used to save all my cut-off scraps of photog paper to use as test-strips for exposure. But the effects were astounding (if I say so myself) ha ha. xBx
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Post by: bri h on April 24, 2014, 05:06:19 PM
S'funny innit? If you have a life-drawing class of a nude, it's called art. If you have the same class and take pics it's called porn. Weird, huh?
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Post by: Elly Stu on April 24, 2014, 05:22:49 PM
Bri, the oak tree shot wasn't done in the darkroom.  It was double exposed in the camera, two shots on the same neg, without changing my position or the exposure settings.  As I said, lots of luck ;)

I remember working very hard on my exposures because I wanted them to come up properly in the darkroom.  Yes, if I wanted to  fiddle, fine.  For example, in the triple shot, I went to higher contrast.  But a properly exposed negative and easy darkroom work was my measure of my increasing skill.  I worked as a darkroom tech at the newspaper where production mornings was horrendous and every second counted.  Omg, what I learned there  ::)  Gad, when I had to print a shot from one freelancer, the joke was that I'd turn on the light, go for coffee, and when I came back, it would be there.  Oy!  Great training it was.

I suspect you did more artistic work on your shots in the darkroom than I did.  I was pretty much straight-up most of the time.

There is no way to tell how many digital shots I've taken, or even how many new cameras I've gone through, and still there isn't a day that goes by when I am taking pictures that I don't miss my pair of Nikons.  I often still feel them in my hands!  Talk about muscle memory!

I wonder if we'll ever be able to get back to that somehow.  There's nothing like it  :)

Cheers! 
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Post by: bri h on April 24, 2014, 05:47:08 PM
Ah 'the good old days.' (sniffs a nostalgic snot). ha ha. Kyocera/Yashica were my cams of choice. I aspired to a Bronny, but never had the money. (ooh another rhyme) ha ha.

When I 'retired' from the mines, I attended an A level course in photography. I left after three weeks. It was dire. What we called 'arty-farty.'
I hated it. They took the fun out of holding a camera up to your eye and capturing a 'moment.'
Also they were doing things 'by the book.' These were young kids of 17-18 who didn't know any better. The tutors were 'teaching' them 'how-to' stuff. But doing things the hard way. Their methods were so wronnnnnnnng.
 
For eg. "If the film goes into the camera when 'winding-back? Use this simple tool." They had what looked like a glorified bottle-cap-remover which they had to use in the dark-room. I.E. Blackout. As you know, VERY difficult.
I pulled the kids to one side and said, "look, when you hear the film come off the sprockets, stop winding."
Then I showed them how easy it was to load the film-leader onto the spool and THEN turn the lights off. All of them learned something from me.
BUT. I got 'hauled over the coals' for it. I was very disillusioned by their behaviour, and left.
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Post by: Elly Stu on April 24, 2014, 07:39:28 PM
Oh, gosh, Bri,  How disappointing.  Words just don't come . . .
But some lousy instructors couldn't keep you down, could they?  The artist will win out.
E.
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Post by: bri h on April 26, 2014, 05:56:17 AM
Oh, gosh, Bri,  How disappointing.  Words just don't come . . .
But some lousy instructors couldn't keep you down, could they?  The artist will win out.
E.

S'actly. ha ha. Today has great potential. I won't know for what? But I'm still excited. Ain't life grand? xbx
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Post by: Tom 10 on April 26, 2014, 09:50:26 AM
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Post by: bri h on April 26, 2014, 10:41:52 AM
Is this two Canadian Geese, Tom? The one on the right, is. But I think the one on the left is in shadow, or is a different bird. Your pic takes on a three level image to me.
You have the straw colour on the top. Then the blue and white and the black of the birds in the middle. Then finally more straw mixed in to the bottom. It's lovely. And about time too. Been waiting to see one of yours. How about a little descript of what I'm seeing? I DID put this into the opening-post, all those pages ago. But people seem to have forgotten. You got anymore?  ;D
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Post by: 510bhan on April 26, 2014, 10:44:46 AM
Is this two Canadian Geese, Tom? The one on the right, is. But I think the one on the left is in shadow, or is a different bird. Your pic takes on a three level image to me.
You have the straw colour on the top. Then the blue and white and the black of the birds in the middle. Then finally more straw mixed in to the bottom. It's lovely. And about time too. Been waiting to see one of yours. How about a little descript of what I'm seeing? I DID put this into the opening-post, all those pages ago. But people seem to have forgotten. You got anymore?  ;D

Tom's poem Grumpy Birds tells you more. ;)
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Post by: Elly Stu on April 27, 2014, 12:54:58 AM
What a beautiful photo, Tom.  Very special.  I love the colours, depth of field, textures, contrast, mood, etc. etc.  Sweet!
Elly
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Post by: Tom 10 on April 27, 2014, 09:55:38 AM
Is this two Canadian Geese, Tom? The one on the right, is. But I think the one on the left is in shadow, or is a different bird. Your pic takes on a three level image to me.
You have the straw colour on the top. Then the blue and white and the black of the birds in the middle. Then finally more straw mixed in to the bottom. It's lovely. And about time too. Been waiting to see one of yours. How about a little descript of what I'm seeing? I DID put this into the opening-post, all those pages ago. But people seem to have forgotten. You got anymore?  ;D

Hi Bri -- I love photog but am not in your league.  I used this thread as a place to put the photo that goes with a poem I posted, as Sio said.  Yes, Canada Geese - advance scouts waiting for ice-out day on their home lake(s).  Grumpy, I imagined and wrote about it.  Thanks. 
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Post by: bri h on April 27, 2014, 02:26:42 PM
Hi Bri -- I love photog but am not in your league.  I used this thread as a place to put the photo that goes with a poem I posted, as Sio said.  Yes, Canada Geese - advance scouts waiting for ice-out day on their home lake(s).  Grumpy, I imagined and wrote about it.  Thanks. 

Sorry, Tom. Photo says you are. B
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Post by: Laura H on April 27, 2014, 03:56:33 PM
well, today would have been my Dad's 90th birthday. Lost him 3 years ago this May. That's him, on the right in the photo, with his brother and little sister.
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Post by: bri h on April 27, 2014, 04:00:36 PM
He looks a fine man Laura. Love his rippled-hair. Reminds me of my Dads hair. Great pic. B
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Post by: Laura H on April 27, 2014, 04:01:56 PM
Thanks, Bri. He had lovely, wavy, dark locks and he was proud of them up till the end  :)
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Post by: bri h on April 27, 2014, 04:04:07 PM
Reminds me of . . . "Ah'm a 'dapper-dan'-man." (George Clooney in 'O Brother Where Art Thou') He always had 'ripplie-hair.' xbx
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Post by: fire-fly on April 27, 2014, 04:21:02 PM
Real nice pic Laura, love it.  :-*
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 27, 2014, 05:41:15 PM
Nice memories Laura. It's great that most of us in today's world have pictures of love ones to help bring the memories a bit more to life for us.

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Post by: bri h on April 28, 2014, 04:51:24 PM
South Shields council spent 5m putting the South Foreshore to rights. I think it was money well-spent. B

Love the mosaic effect they got here. The tiles look like the beach at low tide.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7383/13981987713_358ae50057_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nixkPF)Phone pics and poems 149 (https://flic.kr/p/nixkPF) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Love this monument to the ships and pleasure boats that used to be seen in the bay.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7102/13938928636_405341f497_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/neJDRN)Phone pics and poems 136 (https://flic.kr/p/neJDRN) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

If we were planning on making a 'Tarzie' (rope swing) we always went to the beach first. Why pay for rope when you could find some here for nowt?

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3832/13923953001_1cd020b5a7_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndpU8c)SANYO MARSDEN 155 (https://flic.kr/p/ndpU8c) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Love the light but moreover, the shadow in this pic.

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 Hope you like these? Bri.
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Post by: fire-fly on April 28, 2014, 04:55:30 PM
Looks like a nice bit of earth there mate. Love that last shot, nice spot to sit and a wind break to boot.  ;D
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Post by: bri h on April 28, 2014, 04:57:27 PM
You know L for a brief second there I thought you said 'a nice spot to break . . . ?' ha ha xbx
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Post by: fire-fly on April 28, 2014, 04:58:15 PM
You silly sausage  :D

My shy puppy, Ruby Blue  ::)

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Post by: fire-fly on April 28, 2014, 05:04:06 PM
See the paint off the wall in the previous shot, she did that then one of the kids peeled the rest off. Had only been painted about a month too.  :P


This was at the kids birthday party one year. They had to get the donut with just their mouths

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Then Ruby had her turn  ::) ::)

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Post by: CorneliusPoe on April 28, 2014, 05:19:27 PM
I did this playing around using a few 3D and rendering tools.
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Post by: bri h on April 28, 2014, 05:31:13 PM
Great work Marc. Love it, even if it's slightly ever so  'oo-er?'  ha ha.

Great shots ff. Ruby looks like fun. xbx
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Post by: bri h on April 30, 2014, 06:41:57 PM
The product-placement in this pic is a bit over-the-top. ha ha

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7404/13889912308_a7973d8a68_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/napr1G)Sanyo 082 (https://flic.kr/p/napr1G) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

another, with a familiar figure to us 'oldies.'

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2921/13889615350_dde90f6fd1_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nanUJJ)Phone Pics n Poems 009 (https://flic.kr/p/nanUJJ) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Hull. Or to give it, it's proper title, Kingston upon Hull.

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Last one for tonight. My dog Maisie, catching some rays.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7401/13889602328_ee37ff430c_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nanQSd)Phone Pics n Poems 031 (https://flic.kr/p/nanQSd) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

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Post by: CorneliusPoe on May 01, 2014, 07:08:38 AM
Great stuff, Bri. Was looking at them via the pic and link on your latest poem, but didn't want to derail the thread. Thanks for letting me tag along vicariously on some of your adventures. You have a great eye.
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Post by: bri h on May 01, 2014, 02:46:52 PM
Indeed I do have a good eye, mate. But Skinny thinks the rest of me is nice as well. ha ha. Cheers Marc. B
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Post by: Poggy on May 03, 2014, 09:42:49 AM
Hi Bri
I'll post a few pics when im back on the PC, as most of the time im perusing the circle with the ipad and all the photos are on the desktop, had a look around Pic Post and its very enjoyable, mind you every time we go stay at Grasmere its rain every day, I wonder how William and Dorothy used to get on
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Post by: bri h on May 03, 2014, 01:08:08 PM
Ahh. Another 'Grassy.' ha ha. Where do you stay like? If you look in the Prose section RMW, you'll find a story I did last year set in Grasmere, (can't remember what its called now?) We go again in 7 weeks. Am counting down. ha ha. Do you climb when you're there? Or do you just walk? B
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Post by: bri h on May 04, 2014, 03:24:36 PM
Couple a more pics for your perusal.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7305/13920204120_2b8051f3ff_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nd5FHj)Sanyo 038 (https://flic.kr/p/nd5FHj) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/14126902553_84ea4b5f5e_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nwm4Xp)Sanyo 029 (https://flic.kr/p/nwm4Xp) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14106850415_0d638976f8_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nuzi9T)Sanyo 021 (https://flic.kr/p/nuzi9T) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/14096546643_44cda855e4_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ntEucD)Sanyo 109 (https://flic.kr/p/ntEucD) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

I see the last one on the way home, every day. He's been hanging up there for ages. ha ha. Bri.
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Post by: Gyppo on May 04, 2014, 05:32:45 PM
Re the last picture.  Is he a clever painting, (I think so), or a three dimensional dummy?

You could probably sell that picture, with a few words attached, to a magazine.
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Post by: bri h on May 04, 2014, 06:28:55 PM
Great idea, gyp. But the mural ain't mine. It's on the wall of a diy shop. Looks good tho dunnit? B
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: Gyppo on May 04, 2014, 07:00:56 PM
The mural's not yours, but the picture would be.  It's on public display.
Title: Re: Picture Post
Post by: bri h on May 04, 2014, 07:03:59 PM
How about a 'caption this,' thread? You haven't done one for ages. B
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Post by: Tom 10 on May 12, 2014, 05:29:53 PM
Papa Mallard stands out pretty well.  How about Mama Mallard?

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Post by: bri h on May 12, 2014, 06:08:53 PM
Ooh what a great pic, Tom. I'm so jealous.  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on May 12, 2014, 06:30:43 PM
A fine picture indeed, Tom, showing how well nature camouflages the mothers for when they're sat on the nest.

I spotted her reflection before I spotted her.  In fact I think the first thing I saw was the reflection of the underside of her beak.  The little patch of brighter colour.  A bit like the way you can look into a river, focusing below the surface glare and ripples, and spot the vertical line of a trout's tail before the rest of it comes into focus.  Because the vertical line is an anomaly in flowing water where all the weed and ripples are horizontal, even if curved and wavery.

Poor old Papa Mallard stands out like a traffic light in comparison, with the iridescent head and those two angled white stripes on neck and tail
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Post by: Tom 10 on May 12, 2014, 06:53:23 PM
Good observations, Gyppo.   You should see them when they think you are getting too close -- they'll take off together for a bit, then Papa Mallard will do a lot to take your attention while Mama Mallard makes herself scarce.
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Post by: bri h on May 12, 2014, 08:08:54 PM
I suspect that gyp may have some prior experience when dealing with ducks. ha ha.

Meanwhile . . . Is this any way to treat a Lady? I ask you.

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This picture is of an old bike. I took it because it looks like an exact copy of my very first bike. The one I learned to ride on. You never forget your 'first.'

I bought it off a friend who lived across the road. I couldn't ride it. I also knew I wouldn't get any help off Dad, so had to do it myself. I tried shoving off from the kerb like I'd seen proper cyclists doing. But I kept falling over. I threw it, I kicked it. At one point I even begged it to let me ride it. Then I had a 'brainwave.' We lived next to Barnes Park in Sunderland. It has quite a few steep asphalted hills. So I wheeled it to the top of one, got on and I was off, as it were. I was riding . . . and staying on. I was euphoric. This feeling lasted for . . . oh about four seconds. As soon as I saw the Oak tree at the bottom of the hill, I knew I was gonna hit it. It's like the tree was the magnet, and I was the piece of iron drawn towards it. I couldn't escape it. I hit it. Hard. For awhile, I couldn't see anything. But the first thing I remember when I came to, was knowing I could 'ride.' I laughed, got up and got back on. This time I pushed off and wobbled along the path. But I didn't fall off. I was a cyclist. I'll never forget my first real taste of freedom. So. Hello old friend. And thanks for the wild times. B

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Post by: Gyppo on May 12, 2014, 08:33:27 PM
Poor old Morris.

Rod operated 'stirrup' brakes.  That is an old bicycle.

One or two of the older surviving Postie bikes at our office had them.  How they escaped the regular 'seven year cull' I don't know.
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Post by: bri h on May 12, 2014, 08:37:46 PM
They were comfy rides though weren't they? Proper leather sprung saddles. And big mudflaps. Brakes had two functions: On or off. None of this 'slowing down-twaddle.' ha ha. B
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Post by: JewelAS53 on May 14, 2014, 08:30:29 AM
Look what's growing in the fallow section of my vegie patch
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It never managed to shake the dust off its shoulders :)
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Post by: bri h on May 14, 2014, 04:23:54 PM
What is it, Joo? I can't make out what it is? xbx
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Post by: Gyppo on May 14, 2014, 06:04:26 PM
A spud which lost the will to live?
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Post by: bri h on May 14, 2014, 06:37:29 PM
Doesn't look like a King Edward. B
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Post by: JewelAS53 on May 15, 2014, 12:05:04 AM
It's a mushroom.  Not one I'did eat but hubby better be nice :-X
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Post by: bri h on May 15, 2014, 06:23:21 PM
Threatening sky. Don't you think?

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Got lucky with this one (kinda). Love the way the horse in foreground is frozen while the horses in background are out of focus. Only drawback was I had to take it through the windscreen so it isn't as sharp as I would have liked.

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Did a delivery and next door, this church was being renovated, so I asked if I could have a quick look around. I stayed for a lot longer than I anticipated.

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Embedded into the side wall of the church.

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I love the care and attention to detail the Stone-mason has put into this marvellous stone. So apt too, for the country-person he probably was in life.

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Broken Monument

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Rufford Abbey lake

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Last one. Rufford Ford, one of my fave places. Bri.

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Post by: CorneliusPoe on May 18, 2014, 10:24:01 PM
Brian,

Your pictures move me to tears. They show me both how large the world is and how small my little section of it is. Thank you for sharing these. I flip through your Flckr pages and am transported. I wssh I was better traveled, but I'm grateful to have you to show me glimpse of something else.
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Post by: bri h on May 19, 2014, 05:48:49 PM
You need to start 'snapping' yourself, Marc. I bet there's just as many spectacular pictures to be had where you are. You just have to see them. Imagine you're looking through a viewfinder when you look at anything.
I mean, take for example, the poem you were working on when we first met? I'd love to see a pic of the abutments, the bridge or even the train you described to me. Get a good one and then post it with your poem. I bet it'd look good. I'm glad my pics move you. Sometimes a simple field with rapeseed and a tree, moves me in the same way. Bri.
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Post by: bri h on May 28, 2014, 06:10:04 PM
I ask you all. Is this any way to treat a Lady? ha ha. I think the guys at work are trying to tell me something?

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Trying out my Macro lens.

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Blue-bells anyone?

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Rufford Abbey, up the road from where we live. I hear there's a ford there.  ::)

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Info on the Abbey. (for those interested in it)

Enjoy. Bri.

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Post by: CorneliusPoe on May 31, 2014, 10:27:20 AM
Wonderful pics.
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Post by: bri h on May 31, 2014, 10:45:03 AM
Thread seems to have dried up. No-one posts any of their pics anymore. I know what it is though. (shakes fist at) "Bloody writers!" ha ha
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Post by: Elly Stu on June 01, 2014, 09:20:15 PM
 :D :D :D   You are so right, Bri!  I have a couple pix I'd like to post, and I'd like to browse more, but it's all this writing!
Will have to catch up later.
Cheers!
E
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Post by: bri h on June 02, 2014, 05:49:53 PM
Np's, Ell. xbx
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Post by: bri h on June 22, 2014, 09:06:15 PM
On the way up towards Easedale Tarn

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Post by: Mastafrank on June 23, 2014, 01:15:03 AM
 ;D
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Post by: JewelAS53 on June 23, 2014, 02:01:31 AM
One of those 'Only in Africa' moments. I drive passed this restaurant/pub every day.

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Post by: Mastafrank on June 24, 2014, 02:39:32 AM
Watch out for rhinos  :D
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Post by: CorneliusPoe on June 24, 2014, 04:52:09 PM
On the way up towards Easedale Tarn

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My god, I need to get out of the city. These are beautiful, Bri.
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Post by: bri h on June 24, 2014, 05:13:12 PM
Every scene demands I take its picture. Who am I to resist? ha ha. Cheers Corny. Bri.
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Post by: bri h on June 24, 2014, 07:20:54 PM
For Gyppo. As promised, the poetical motorbike. B

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Post by: Gyppo on June 25, 2014, 05:22:45 PM
My first reaction was BSA, but then I started to have doubts.  It could be a special, a hybrid of parts.

Do you know?  if so don't tell me yet.  Or is it truly nameless?
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Post by: bri h on June 25, 2014, 05:29:32 PM
Honest J, I don't know. I took it as a flick on the way past the yard. I didn't think it would turn out as sharp as it has. But after I uploaded it, I thought, "Now there's shiny'. So I kept it and thought you may know what kind it is. B
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Post by: Gyppo on June 25, 2014, 06:09:27 PM
Pity.  It's a fine looking machine, whatever it is.  The DVLC website and a couple of other places tells me a bit about it, but without knowing the make they won't tell me much.

The number plate was issued in 1959, by Staffordshire C.C. (currently Stoke on Trent).  But it is of course possible that it may have been transferred in the fifty odd years since then.  It may be an age related plate, such as they issue for bikes which have been restored from 'barn finds' which have no paperwork, or have lost their original number due to having been officially scrapped or exported.

The oil tank looks like an aftermarket 'goodie'.  A full width tank, holding more oil for better cooling than a bog standard bike where the oil tank used to sit on one side, with a matching tool or 'electrics' box on the other, and the battery squeezed in between.

I can tell you its got a 'daylight use only MOT', because it appears to have no lights, only a rear reflector.  The half circle speedo is definitely a modern replacement, as a bike as old as the number suggests would have had a circular 'clock' originally.

The full width wheel hubs suggest age as well, as do several other small points.  But they're more in line with road bikes than competition ones which often had conical hubs to save weight.

My best guess is some sort of 'special', which is age exempt from tax, which only comes out to play on nice dry days.   The semi- knobbly tyres would make it usable both on and off-road.  Suitable for riding green lanes as opposed to serious racing.

Either way it's a nice toy and eminently rideable.   I'm sure the owner enjoys it immensely.  If not, he or she should be shot ;-)

I also suspect a younger owner/rider.  An older rider - specially if this is his only bike - would probably still prefer an open-face helmet.  Most younger riders have grown up riding around with their head in a fibreglass or polycarbonate contoured box don't appreciate the benefits of being more open to the elements.

Correction:  I looked at it again with my glasses on, and at the full size, and it is an open face helmet resting on the seat   So the deduction swings to an older rider.

Gyppo
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Post by: bri h on June 25, 2014, 06:22:08 PM
Gonna have to go back and have a look cos the suspense is killing me, in not knowing what the hell it is. I drifted towards a Yammy till you mentioned the age. 1959, the year I was born. Jeez, me Da coulda ridden this. ha ha. B
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Post by: Gyppo on June 25, 2014, 06:49:25 PM
Almost certainly a Brit because of the right-hand gearchange.  Some imports had a through shaft which allowed you to arrange rear brake and gear pedals to suit yourself, but most Jap or Continental bikes had a left-hand shift.

But the high ground clearance could point to an aftermarket frame more suited for wild roads.  Rickman's used to sell frame kits and quite a few of them were used to turn road bikes into 'street scramblers'.  Sometimes more for the look than for getting really muddy ;-)  Back in the 70's or thereabouts you could legally change almost every part of a bike if you were building a special and still keep the original numberplate.  Or transfer a cherished number. Details on the logbook had to changed, but as long as it passed its MOT, it was fine.

Modern day 'purists' looking for an 'authentic' old bike are sometimes driven mad by what they find.  "It's been ruined!"

"Nah, Mate.  Just well used, well-loved, and kept running with whatever was available and could be made to fit."  There was a lot of 'commonality of parts' between the makes anyway.
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Post by: bri h on June 25, 2014, 07:03:29 PM
We've been all over the place near Grasmere in the last few days. I just have to pin-point where this was and go look. I have to. I won't be able to sleep till I know what it is. ha ha. Watch this space for an up-date. Ta. B
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Post by: bri h on June 26, 2014, 10:33:26 AM
For Gyppo. As promised, the poetical motorbike. B

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Gyppo.  I went back to have another look. It wasn't there. But the owner was. It was a b s a  C 250 trials bike. If you're interested he's open to offers. Bri
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Post by: Gyppo on June 26, 2014, 10:41:21 AM
If I had spare money kicking around I'd definitely be tempted.  But not now, sadly.

Glad my first instinct about it being a BSA was right though.  There was something about the shape of the timing cover which rang a bell.
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Post by: DistantSun on June 26, 2014, 11:42:08 AM
I haven't posted in here for ages! Here is a little toad (one of many) that we found in our backyard last week:

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Post by: bri h on June 26, 2014, 02:04:50 PM
Sorry for the error gyp, predictive txt on my phone is shite. It was a B.S.A. c50, or c15 250. There was another bike there when we arrived, a Yammy. I took pics. I'll see how they look and upload later. B

Ds. They have to be the smallest toads I've ever seen. Almost cute. xbx
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Post by: bri h on June 26, 2014, 08:19:14 PM
You can see the water undulating, as a boat has just been past.

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A quieter scene.

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Easedale Tarn. This is what inspired my new poem, and the search for AW. Bri.

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My 'little feller' Barney, looking sooooo cute.

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Post by: DistantSun on June 26, 2014, 08:45:42 PM
Bri - they grow about as big as my daughter's palm (she's the one holding the toad in the photo). We find loads of them in the oddest places that are nowhere near a water source.
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Post by: bri h on June 26, 2014, 08:51:11 PM
For toads Ds.  They're so cute. Do you get inundated with them? Or are they few and far between? Xbx
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Post by: DC on June 27, 2014, 02:28:01 PM
OK, not been here for a while, been a bit busy working and with life in general. But I have managed to take a few pics while I've been wandering around....

I posted one a while back of a waterfall, and maybe said it's at one of my favourite places. I went back there a few weeks ago and took some more pics, so now I can give you a sort of 'walk-through'

Many woods, in late April/early May look quite spectacular when carpeted with Bluebells. This place takes a different tack, it's carpet is in the form of the white stars of Ramsons, or Wild Garlic.

Welcome to a place known locally as 'Little Gordale'; one of my favourite places...

After following the riverside footpath from Malham for maybe a mile, the path heads from the bright green of the fields towards what some feel is a slightly foreboding wood...


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...however once through the 'Kissing Gate', though a different world, it's not that threatening:

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As I mentioned before, "And a river of green is sliding unseen beneath the trees, laughing as it passes through the endless summer making for the sea.."

It might be 'unseen' initially, but it can be found a short way to your right:

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And there's even a convenient fallen tree, where you can sit and contemplate the world. Or in Linda's case, eat a few Ramson flowers, so you no longer notice the smell scent.

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Suitably rested (or immunised) you carry on along the path...(photos looking back downstream)

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...until after cresting a slight rise in the path, you get your first view of 'Janet's Fosse'...

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The pace often quickens a little here, but don't forget to look back occasionally...


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The waterfall draws closer..

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...until, following a short scramble up some rocks, you finally reach the focus of the walk...

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After a further time of contemplation (providing the tourists aren't too noisy...), and maybe a short exploration to the right of the waterfall to find the small cave where Janet used to live, or still lives, as some might have you believe, it's time to move on.

The path winds up a narrow rock gully to the left of the waterfall, from the top of which a short path leads off to the left to the top of the fall...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WbaQEL48__Y/U62cUofAX3I/AAAAAAAABCk/Svi8s6nPyw8/s640/IMG_0376.JPG?gl=GB)

Then back top the path, and then just up the road there's a Butty Van. But, looking back from where the path from the top of the fall meats the main path:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Umvzbo4BLLw/U62cTvbLYzI/AAAAAAAABCc/hdAcMVhmB8Y/s640/IMG_0375.JPG?gl=GB)

Or from the Stile on to the path from the road:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZECsY7zTYEs/U62cRWtK8rI/AAAAAAAABFQ/tSa0XsMuV_g/s640/IMG_0373.JPG?gl=GB)

And especially from the view downstream from the small bridge...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DG2S7Fs2Bjg/U62cQpZ04WI/AAAAAAAABFY/_NlJ0wKdNj4/s640/IMG_0372.JPG?gl=GB)


You'd never know the place you've just visited actually existed. And that, to me, is perhaps the best bit of 'Faery Magic' about this place. :)

We've covered about a mile from Malham, but this is only the first bit of an eight-mile walk. It carries on along the road a short way, and then in to a typical Limestone country field:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UByoDHe4Z1Q/U620JGCnzLI/AAAAAAAABF0/pvhTt7EL7hQ/s640/IMG_0136.JPG?gl=GB)

through which the path leads you, after a further half-mile, to Gordale Scar itself...`

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xwh8O-jyuOQ/U621rwZXC7I/AAAAAAAABGI/R1pRd4GE2FY/s512/Malham%2520009.jpg?gl=GB)

Then a scramble up the falls, followed by a steep walk up a gully leads finally to open moorland and the rest of the walk.

But of that I don't yet have photos, so you'll have to wait until I've done it again, and I hope to in the next few weeks, for the remainder of the pics.

Hope you've liked the 'walk' so far.
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Post by: DC on June 27, 2014, 02:46:52 PM
Oh, and to add to Bri's 'Bike' theme, here's one I took four years ago in Cornwall. I thought immediately of Gyppo, but I thought the photo had been deleted until recently when, after throwing my iPhone in the sink (full of washing up...) i had to synch a new one...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rE6QGkfS2w0/U627SudDHfI/AAAAAAAABGs/em2llnWjj9E/s640/IMG_0043%255B1%255D.JPG?gl=GB])

No guessing required... :)
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Post by: bri h on June 27, 2014, 03:05:21 PM
Great pics, DC. Where is this? LOVE the waterfall. B
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Post by: Gyppo on June 27, 2014, 04:35:22 PM
Lovely 'guided tour', Dave.

Grand old bike too.  Even in the proper colour for a Brit ;-)  (Other colours are available, but black nearly always looks good.

Just about to listen to Grantchester Meadows, since you reminded me of it.

Gyppo
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Post by: bri h on June 27, 2014, 04:39:12 PM
Ooh, Floyd. Only the best for you ay gyp? ha ha. B
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Post by: DC on June 27, 2014, 05:34:39 PM
Bri, it's just outside Malham, in, strangely enough, Malhamdale over in Yorkshire. (You might have heard Bill Bryson speak of the 'Malhamdale Wave' ;D ) Head towards Skipton on the A65, and when you get to Gargrave take the left turn after the tight righthander. It might be signed for 'Cracoe'. Just stay on that road, and you'll end up in Malham.

Turn right over the Humpty-back bridge and just follow your nose, don't take the left hand turn after the 'squeeze'. That will take you to the top of the walk, by the Butty van.

Gyppo, That place is about 30 mins drive (in a Moggy Minor) from where I was dragged up. But I was 28 before I first visited it. That was on a day in early May. I sat on the log where Linda is just to take in the sights/sounds, and 'Granchester Meadows' floated in to my head.

Doesn't really fit as it's not a meadow, but it fits perfectly.  ;D

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Post by: Gyppo on June 27, 2014, 05:46:55 PM
I'd love to fish that stream in the early Spring or Summer morning, with the absolute basic tackle of a six foot wand of hazel (freshly cut), a few feet of fine mono tied direct to the tip, a single swan shot link ledger, and a barbless hook.  Just creep along and flick it into promising shadows under overhanging greenery.  Definitely catch and return, with minimal fuss and handling.

Gyppo
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Post by: bri h on June 27, 2014, 06:03:19 PM
You know, Dc? Sometimes I'm a 'reet knuckleheed'. I know that area well. I deliver paint there from time to time. If you take the A65 out of Skipton heading west and before the Abbey, turn right after the turn for Gargrave, there's a farm holding that's still worked, but one of the sheds holds a company called John o Taylor's. I usually do another delivery on the Gargrave road. It's a warehouse next to the Train Station. (can't remember what the company's called now? Albion, mebbee?) So yes, I know the area well. Thanks for showing me a different aspect of it. B
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Post by: DistantSun on June 27, 2014, 08:30:30 PM
For toads Ds.  They're so cute. Do you get inundated with them? Or are they few and far between? Xbx
Late spring is when we see them. One year there were what looked like a hundred of them around the down spouts in front of our house. Nearest 'water source' is a ditch about five or so metres behind our back fence. I'm always paranoid when I mow the lawn this time of year  :P
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Post by: Gyppo on June 28, 2014, 06:19:55 PM
Up in Scotland, even the flowers are hard as nails.

Part of a display adjoining The Falkirk Wheel.

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: Dawn on June 28, 2014, 06:35:28 PM
Dc you brought back some fond memories. Used to go there as a child. Lovely.

Sunny, how cute are those toads. Millie would love them.

Gyppo, I bet that is a great display.

We have been to the Lake District and South Lakes Zoo and happened upon this old girl



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Post by: bri h on June 28, 2014, 06:37:55 PM
A tiger and two kids. The 'old girl' looks familiar too. ha ha
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Post by: Dawn on June 28, 2014, 06:42:02 PM
Hey cheeky!

Millie (who loves Pingu) also got to meet up with her old friend.

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Post by: Dawn on June 28, 2014, 06:42:37 PM
And this one, well just because I loved it.
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Post by: bri h on June 28, 2014, 06:50:33 PM
That bairn is so cute, Dawn. We left the Lakes at 10am and didn't get back till almost 8 tonight. I took them over Wyrnose and Hardknott Pass to Eskdale and Wast Water. I love going that way. It's all windey lanes, roads and mountains, with the most dramatic scenery, (pics coming soon). Passed through Ravenglass, and Barrow, then over near Skipton, up to Hawes, then across to Bedale and finally got on the A1 heading south. Can't wait for September when we get to do it again. We took Christine's daughter Vicky with us. She has Asbergers and 'other' issues. She absolutely loved it. But because Skinny was always on guard, she couldn't relax as much as she usually does. So I've paid for another week in Clappersgate (Windermere) in September where it'll just be the two of us and the dogs. We're going to try for Scafell this time (thinking big). We think we're up to the challenge. Like I said, we can't wait. Bri. x
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Post by: bri h on June 28, 2014, 06:52:12 PM
Is this Ambleside and opposite the Water Wheel, Dawn? That pic looks eerie. B
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Post by: Dawn on June 28, 2014, 06:53:45 PM
Alfie had his moments too. He's struggling to walk at the minute because of his Hyper mobility, broke my heart seeing him hobbling around. Might be time to look at a buggy or wheelchair :(. We are going again August ;)
You just can't beat the lakes.
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Post by: Dawn on June 28, 2014, 06:54:14 PM
Is this Ambleside and opposite the Water Wheel, Dawn? That pic looks eerie. B

No it's Cartmel.
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Post by: bri h on June 28, 2014, 06:56:13 PM
Ah, near Sedgewick.
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Post by: Gyppo on June 28, 2014, 07:01:47 PM
Dawn, that waterside building could trigger a dozen different stories, from spooky to gentle romantic.

If I was feeling poetic, which I'm not at the moment, I'd probably make something of the 'dark waters' contrasting with the 'sun-warmed stones'.

Gyppo
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Post by: Dawn on June 28, 2014, 07:02:14 PM
Oh I'm not sure. It's right in the little village before you walk to the race course.
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Post by: Dawn on June 28, 2014, 07:09:15 PM
Dawn, that waterside building could trigger a dozen different stories, from spooky to gentle romantic.

If I was feeling poetic, which I'm not at the moment, I'd probably make something of the 'dark waters' contrasting with the 'sun-warmed stones'.

Gyppo

I have ideas brewing already ;)
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Post by: bri h on June 29, 2014, 11:11:13 AM
Misty morning over Lake Windermere.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2904/14534365565_c6e47717df_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o9mqvK)NOTE SUMMER 116 (https://flic.kr/p/o9mqvK) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Another one.

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From inside Rydal Cave overlooking the valley and Rydal Water.

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Stepping stones leading inside Rydal Cave.

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Rydal Water.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/14534396505_d33d101641_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o9mzHc)NOTE SUMMER 063 (https://flic.kr/p/o9mzHc) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

On the roof of the Cave looking down to Skinny and Vicky.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3861/14531011091_afe0ce2d1f_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o94ekZ)NOTE SUMMER 071 (https://flic.kr/p/o94ekZ) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Grasmere is just as pretty at night, as it is during the day.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3846/14533414122_04cce8d96a_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o9gxFy)NOTE SUMMER 039 (https://flic.kr/p/o9gxFy) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Love the gently lapping water in this one.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2896/14329451619_91d8c50b0e_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nQfbJF)SANYO Summer 074 (https://flic.kr/p/nQfbJF) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

I don't know why it is, but fences leading down to lakes always seem so atmospheric to me.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2918/14499826772_6837645202_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o6ipkj)SANYO Summer 280 (https://flic.kr/p/o6ipkj) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

As do bridges spanning rivers.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2924/14314486079_08fe33b257_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nNVu18)SANYO Summer 238 (https://flic.kr/p/nNVu18) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
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Post by: Pale Writer on June 29, 2014, 11:25:34 AM
Nice pictures, Bri.
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Post by: bri h on June 29, 2014, 11:30:36 AM
cheers Paley. I love these pics. I'm gonna pick one of them out and have it enlarged and given the 'oil effect on canvas' treatment and mount it on the sitting-room wall. Did a count up, I took 2200 pics in a week. Not bad. haha. After deleting out-of-focus ones and ones which are plain old boring, I had 1900 good pics to choose from. Gawd I'm so sad. ha ha B
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Post by: Dawn on June 29, 2014, 12:03:37 PM
There are some nice photo's there. I agree love the one with the fences.
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Post by: bri h on June 29, 2014, 12:11:18 PM
Thanks Dawn. Are we gonna see more of yours? I loved the one of yours further up that reminded me of The Water-Wheel of Ambleside. B

I put some different ones on, in FB, Dawn. xbx
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Post by: Dawn on June 29, 2014, 12:13:59 PM
I'm editing like mad at the minute before I go back to work tomorrow. :'( :'( I will try and put some more on later. Nothing as atmospheric though. I tend to take more portrait ones.
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Post by: bri h on June 29, 2014, 12:19:07 PM
I still wanna see em, so get busy.  ;D
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Post by: DistantSun on June 29, 2014, 07:46:14 PM
Again from the backyard - this time a dragonfly (female dusky clubtail dragonfly I'm told) paid us a visit yesterday:
(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_9351_2_zpsbf1ed454.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/SunnysPics/media/IMG_9351_2_zpsbf1ed454.jpg.html)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/SunnysPics/IMG_9358_2_zps96d025af.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/SunnysPics/media/IMG_9358_2_zps96d025af.jpg.html)
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Post by: DC on June 29, 2014, 07:56:31 PM
Quote
I don't know why it is, but fences leading down to lakes always seem so atmospheric to me.

You'll probably like this one then, Bri.:


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mC5aUPW-LKk/U7Ci7s8IXhI/AAAAAAAABHY/_i26FlIuEiM/s640/100NIKON_87.JPG?gl=GB)

The photo of the bridge, is that the one over the river leaving Grasmere? If so, you'll probably recognise this spot:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C7fc18fzuJc/SK12crc7VFI/AAAAAAAABHY/AbXWlj1Hu58/s512/another%2520Sprat%2520bites%2520the%2520Dust.jpg?gl=GB)

And this one:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-aHPhFkKVhYc/SV5ZiJKVUeI/AAAAAAAABHY/vaJNvYJsl0I/s720/Dransfield%2520at%2520Grasmere.jpg?gl=GB)

Have I posted this one before? At Blelham Tarn, as is the first one.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-m9QmdW6kTJk/SK12csq_BDI/AAAAAAAABHY/vOGarEXkXNk/s720/100NIKON_124.JPG?gl=GB)
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Post by: bri h on June 30, 2014, 11:59:34 AM
The fence pic IS nice DC. But it has to be without all the fishing gear, for me anyway. ha ha. LOVE the Tarn pic.

Ds. I love those fly pics. There were a few of them in the Lakes, but as soon as the camera was out, they'd scarper. ha ha. B
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 30, 2014, 12:09:25 PM
Damn y'all took some A+ pictures


Thank you bri for starting this thread
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Post by: bri h on June 30, 2014, 12:10:38 PM
Thank you for liking them, Frank. I like all the others in this thread as well. B
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Post by: Gyppo on June 30, 2014, 02:42:54 PM
Re fence going down into the water pictures.  The ones which trigger a response in me are where the fence is angled into the water, possibly partly covered, as if the lake/river has risen and claimed part of the land.

There used to be a bit of ancient fencing like that at Dozmary Pool, in Cornwall, and on the far side it came back up out of the water again.  Even more striking when there's a low mist.

I never managed to get a decent picture.  But here's a link in which the top picture hints at what I mean.

http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Legends-Dozmary-Pool/story-19557388-detail/story.html

Strange place, Dozmary.  You sometimes get long ripples on the surface when there's no wind, as if there's something moving under the surface.

If you go out of season and have it to yourself it can be a vary soothing place if you feel troubled.  But...  Having been there both in the early morning and at night there were two occasions when I parked my bike, started to walk down the rough track, and felt that my presence wasn't welcomed.  On both occasions I offered a silent apology for intruding and went quietly away.  It felt the right thing to do.

Gyppo

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Post by: Mastafrank on June 30, 2014, 03:06:10 PM
Kiss me
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Post by: bri h on June 30, 2014, 05:43:04 PM
Great pic of Dozmary Pool gyp. Would love a 'dawning' there. B
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Post by: DC on June 30, 2014, 05:48:50 PM
A 'Horsey' photo..

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6EvuGrz4rVg/U7HayNj5ZII/AAAAAAAABHg/OgCaCozshrQ/s640/IMG_0063.JPG)
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Post by: DC on June 30, 2014, 05:55:08 PM
A 'Catty' picture...


Feed me now...

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Post by: Gyppo on June 30, 2014, 06:07:47 PM
Clearly a 'devil cat' ;-)
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Post by: bri h on June 30, 2014, 06:10:35 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: ari on July 03, 2014, 01:37:12 AM
Nelson Creek, New Zealand
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Post by: Gyppo on July 21, 2014, 07:57:10 PM
Kill the stick.  A dog in the local park, playing with a damp stick he'd just pulled from the river.  He was playing with it so energetically the stick seemed to take on a life if its own.

Left click to enlarge.



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Post by: Gyppo on July 21, 2014, 08:08:59 PM
Here a picture of the Miller's Garden, at the City Mill in Winchester.  There was a mill here over a thousand years ago.  The watermill is still working, and the garden is out the back, a stone wedge smoothly dividing the gliding waters of the River Itchen.  One side feeds the water wheel, the other is a run-off channel.  In Summer it is a riot of flowers.  In earlier times it would have been predominantly vegetables to help feed the miller and his brood.

To either side you can see aspects of modern Winchester hemming it in, held at bay only by the water.

It's a very restful place to be, and when the mill is running there's a constant slight throb to be felt through the stone beneath your feet.

During the floods earlier this year it was probably underwater, although I didn't get a chance to see it then.

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 21, 2014, 08:16:33 PM
Despite my aversion to being underground I was tempted to take the crypt tour at Winchester Cathedral.  Amongst the artefacts down there is this odd lump of wood.  It was part of an art display in the grounds at one point, but when the exhibition was over nobody wanted to claim it.  Eventually the cathedral grounds staff got fed up with it spoiling their lawn, so carried it off into the crypt for safekeeping, and it's been there ever since.

It has a strange texture, and in that setting it seems like the forgotten backbone of some mysterious creature.  As the crypt floods annually the soaking and drying probably adds to this appearance.

It follows the curve of the path as if it's supposed to be there.

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: AlexRS on July 22, 2014, 02:12:12 PM
A nice shot I took riding my bike recently. The scenery surrounding it is about the only thing I really like about the town I live in.
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Post by: bri h on July 22, 2014, 02:57:26 PM
Which is where Alex? It looks lovely.

Gyp. Those are great pics. The wooden thingy-one looks like a prop from Harry Potter, something the snake monster-skin-thingy may have shucked off. ha ha. B
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Post by: AlexRS on July 22, 2014, 03:16:06 PM
Northern Derbyshire, not far out of Chesterfield. This particular photo was taken in a small village, Holymoorside. We're not far out from the peak district so we've got some lovely parks and farmlands pretty close by. Tis a good place to live and own a bike when the weather's nice.
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Post by: bri h on July 22, 2014, 03:26:19 PM
Ha ha. Part of my patch. I drive in this area regularly. On the Buxton rd A619-A623 or summink like that? I made the mistake once of trying to dodge the 'whacky-races-time' (rush hour) and detoured through Holymoorside to get back to Huthwaite. Not good. ha ha. Did you hear bout the bad accident on the A38/j28 this morning? Very bad. Bri.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 22, 2014, 05:21:21 PM
Gyp. Those are great pics. The wooden thingy-one looks like a prop from Harry Potter, something the snake monster-skin-thingy may have shucked off. ha ha. B

I thought you'd like the wooden 'thing'.

It definitely has a 'creepy' feel to it, even when you know it's only a bit of wood..  I stopped to take the picture and the rest of the tour group moved on.   Only just a few seconds but suddenly I was alone, underground, with that strange thing.  The voices of the others seemed to come from several directions due to the funny underground acoustics and the multiplicity of tunnels.  If it wasn't for the light coming in through some ground level windows it could have been really panic inducing.

Yet despite all this there is a small part of me which wants to go back there some day when the crypt is flooded, usually in the Winter and generally never more than waist deep, and take some pictures showing the water, light, and shadows.

===

The dog with the curved stick really needed video to do it justice.  For about thirty seconds it went absolutely berserk, then it dropped it and did that arse in the air front legs stretched out pose, staring at it, defying it to come back to life.  When the stick failed to oblige the dog gave it a final warning growl then just slouched back to its mistress and waited patiently at heel.

Gyppo
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Post by: bri h on July 22, 2014, 05:26:39 PM
What you're describing reminds me of that vid on FB of the dog gnawing on a bone. But it's having such a good time, it kicks its legs a bit and thinks the leg belongs to another dog, trying to steal its bone. So it sets about it. Growling, gnashing its teeth at it. It's really funny (for FB that is) B
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Post by: AlexRS on July 22, 2014, 05:53:34 PM
Hadn't heard about the crash but did a bit of google-ing. Sounds nasty.

I've got a sort of mental image of what you're talking about with the dog Gyp. It is a fun mental image  :D

Had a bit of a look through my hard drive and I've got another picture to show, this time with an actual story! Me and my father both dive quite often and went on a load of dives together in the canaries earlier this year. We've been going to the island for quite some time and one of the things we really wanted to see while diving but didn't was a good sized ray. (For context, there are several massive manta and sting rays living near the island which we've seen off in the distance, but never really got a good look at or photo of.)

So anyway, we did a lot of great dives but never saw the rays we were looking for. On the last day we're not diving since we fly later, but decided to go for a snorkel. I took my camera since diving down and taking pictures while you're holding your breath can be a fun challenge and what do we run into but that beauty of a sting ray down in that photo. It's hard to tell from the photo but that thing is absolutely massive; probably between 5-6 foot wingspan from what I could tell when my father swam down close to it.

I've got more underwater pictures if there's any interest, most from actual diving. A lot actually, would probably be easier to make an imgur album rather than post em individually.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 22, 2014, 05:57:53 PM
Whilst I have the cathedral archive to hand...

I am somewhat fascinated by the ribs which make up a church or cathedral roof.  In many cases they remind me of the rib cage of a gutted fish, hanging from the exposed spine.

Left click to enlarge.

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Post by: Gyppo on July 22, 2014, 06:07:48 PM
Cathedral Carpenters toolbox.  Tried and tested tools  This one belonged to a young lad, in his twenties, but there is a timelessness about these tools.  They'd be perfectly familiar to a carpenter from a couple of hundred years ago, and probably to one two hundred years into the future.  Sometimes the best tools, for certain jobs, evolve over time and then settle to something as close to perfection as any tool can ever be.

People like this also make their own tools for special jobs.  I had a friend who made special woodworking tools.  "I might only use it once or twice a year, but when I need it, nothing else will do."

It's a job for life for the right man, so there's a continuity you don't get in most other jobs.  And a Craftsman's certainty in their use ;-)

Left click to enlarge.

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Post by: Gyppo on July 22, 2014, 06:17:00 PM
Alex.

I like the colour of the water as much as I like the ray.  Fascinating isn't it, how a clear liquid can look so different depending on light and whatever's under the surface.

Gyppo
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Post by: bri h on July 22, 2014, 07:30:09 PM
Alex. This is what this thread is about: Pictures and stories associated with them. Feel free to post as many as you like. But give details like you just did. I can't speak for anyone else, but I was fascinated by the Ray picture.

Gyp. I love that Cathedral photo. It's awesome architecture. It almost commands us to take it's picture. I'm fascinated by the window in Durham Cathedral, cos instead of the more popular 'arch' type window (I sound like Play-School). Theirs is round. I'll post a pic soon (when I find the bugger)  ;D

Bri.
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Post by: bri h on July 22, 2014, 08:00:38 PM
Found the one I was looking for. The window in Durham Cathedral. (sorry it isn't clearer)

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These pics are . . . well . . . weird.  ;D

I wouldn't want to be seen dead in this.  ;D

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another view

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Last view.

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Came back to add one more. I love this one. It's in keeping with Gyppo's bit of wood, only this one is more ornately carved. It's inside the Cathedral. Now I've seen this for a number of years, and just assumed it was a nice carving. Like the old saying goes, "Never assume." It's actually called the Madonna and Child (I think?) B

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Post by: bri h on July 30, 2014, 04:52:34 PM
Clumber Park. A couple of minutes from where we live.

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(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3858/14584165169_ff536b81c3_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/odKEcB)Phone Clumber Park 366 (https://flic.kr/p/odKEcB) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

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This one's slightly out of focus, but it gives it an ethereal look.

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The Abbey and grounds.

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Skinny waiting for a cup of tea. ha ha.

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Some of the trees are shaped weirdly. There's also a few 'follies' dotted around the place.

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For some reason this reminded me of the fallen trilithons of Stonehenge or the heads on Easter Island.

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Bri.
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Post by: DC on July 31, 2014, 03:08:23 PM
Talking of strangely shaped bits of wood, I came across this on a walk in the Arnside area back in 2006...

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Post by: Gyppo on September 07, 2014, 10:11:54 AM
When you're roaming around in woodland, especially quiet woodland away the sounds of civilization, do you ever get the feeling you're being watched?  Of course you are, by countless small animals which see you as an intruder.  But maybe there's something else.  Not necessarily predatory, but something which has been watching the comings and goings of short-lived humanity for years...

Kids are good at spotting them, but adults sometimes lose the knack.

The Woodbeast, wrought from living timber by time, and weather, accidental damage, lichen, and moss.  Try to tell yourself it isn't watching you ;-)

Left click to enlarge.

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Post by: bri h on September 07, 2014, 07:53:22 PM
Weird. Looks like a petrified owl. B
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Post by: Gyppo on September 07, 2014, 08:02:42 PM
Either that or some prehistoric lizard.

It was simply irresistible as a picture.

And now I must trot off to my bed.  (Not bad for a man who was going to be asleep by midnight ;-)
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Post by: bri h on September 07, 2014, 08:04:30 PM
When picturing you in my mind's eye 'trotting'. Do I substitute 'trotting' to 'staggering'? b
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Post by: Gyppo on September 08, 2014, 03:50:17 AM
I rarely stagger.  In truth, as my bed is about fourteen inches from my typing chair, tumble would have been more appropriate if I hadn't had to do 'Captain's Rounds', checking the doors and windows before settling down.  Yes, they were all still there ;-) 
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Post by: bri h on September 08, 2014, 04:05:49 AM
Speaking of 'Captains Rounds'? I'll have Coffee and a plate of toast.
And seeing as you're buying, you can have what you want. And I don't mean a taxi, you tight git. haha.
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Post by: bri h on October 09, 2014, 12:28:12 PM
ooh. A whole month. I'd better get with it and post a few. And look, I just happened to have one ready to post. How amazing. ha ha.

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Actually . . . I have a few.  ;D

This is a giant kaleidoscope, it's good fun.

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She's been on a diet. Lost a lot of weight.

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I look for the quality of light in any 'body' of water. Hence this one I captured outside the cottage whilst trying the macro on my camera. I love this one. Is that allowed? For me to love my own work? Hell yeah! ha ha.

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Same thing but in the courtyard of the cottage.

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This is the little hamlet of Clappersgate. To the left of this pic is the gateway to the three properties belonging to the people we rent off. Todd Crag House, Todd Crag and Azalea Cottage. All findable on the net.

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I don't know why it is, but I saw this and it seemed to demand me to take its pic. So I did.

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Regular 'lookers-in' will know I'm a sucker for a silhouette. This is almost one, but it was enough to get me clicking.

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One of those wild, woolly women of the hills. ha ha. Oh, btw. Meet the newest member of our family. Lewi.  (I know it's Louis, but we just wanted to be different, ha ha). He's a Lercher and has the bluest eyes.

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Loughrigg Tarn on top of Todd Crag. The pic speaks for itself. No words I type can do it the justice it deserves.

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I suppose I have to put a lake in at some point. ha ha. So here it is. Windermere.

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This has a lovely texture between the misty sky, the roughness of the wall and the green everywhere else, with a bit of brown dotted here and there.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/15426209131_3f7b598737_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pvamwX)Tod Crag and Loughrigg Fell and Tarn 084 (https://flic.kr/p/pvamwX) by Brian. H. (https://www.flickr.com/people/15594292@N02/), on Flickr

Ok people. Last one for now. Can't remember if I've already posted this one elsewhere? If I have, then sorry for the repeat. This is Azalea Cottage where we like to stay. It's so cosy. You step down into it. It's a converted 'Gentlemans Residence'. One bedroom with en suite bath, shower and toilet. Set in the most beautiful of surroundings. The path that leads to Tod Crag is just outside it.

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That's it. Hope you liked this latest batch. Bri.

   
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Post by: DistantSun on December 25, 2014, 11:52:44 AM
A rainy christmas for us   :P

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Post by: JewelAS53 on December 25, 2014, 12:28:08 PM
The power went off just as the turkey was about to go into the oven. :o
We made a plan  ;D
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Post by: DistantSun on December 25, 2014, 05:14:50 PM
With all the insanity over there, Julie, you'd have to have a plan B and probably a plan C even :P
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Post by: Laura H on December 25, 2014, 05:17:12 PM
I'm so sorry, Julie :-[