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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #30 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.
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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #31 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.

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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #32 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.
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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #33 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?
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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #34 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
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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #35 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?
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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2013, 09:39:34 PM »
Am lovin this idea, the pics are all wonderful. Ds, for you, hope you like.


DSC02859 by Brian. H., on Flickr
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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #37 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!
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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #38 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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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #39 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.

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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #40 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.
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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #41 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.
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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #42 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.


DSC02859 by Brian. H., on Flickr

Wow!! Stunning photo Bri!
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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #43 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?
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Re: A Picture and a Post
« Reply #44 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/

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