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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby uschi » October 6th, 2015, 9:09 pm

Oh dear!!! I hope it is better now!!! Great bridge!!!
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby aero280 » October 6th, 2015, 9:28 pm

I've just realised that the photos I took on my walk along the Mosel are still unshown!! :rolleyes:


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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby aero280 » October 6th, 2015, 9:35 pm

And the local sundials. Too much time on my hands... ;)


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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Capt_Lightning » October 7th, 2015, 6:40 am

Terry, it looks as if you're in gaol :lol: :lol:

Aero, love the Mosel valley - and the wines :cocktail:
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » October 12th, 2015, 7:52 pm

Lovely photos Aero, love sundials. :)

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby hickybank » October 13th, 2015, 7:56 am

Yes lovely pic Aero, I to love the Mosel region it is so picturesque

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby uschi » October 13th, 2015, 8:12 am

The area is really lovely, and Will has captured it well. Closer to home for me:

Some pictures of our Sunday walk around Beyenburg reservoir.

Beyenburg lies on the eastern border of Wuppertal and is full of picturesque houses and boasts a lovely little reservoir as well as an old cloister (1497).

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An autumnal street scene.

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Japanese knotweed.

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby hickybank » October 13th, 2015, 9:06 am

Lovely stained glass window uschi, not so lovely japanese Knotweed though

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby uschi » October 13th, 2015, 9:46 am

Thank you! I realise it's a pest, but even a pest can have some beautiful sides.

Great pictures, Jane!
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » October 13th, 2015, 1:50 pm

Thank you Uschi and yours are lovely too. :)
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby uschi » October 13th, 2015, 6:50 pm

A little experiment. I liked the shabby chic decor of the little café we went to and noticed the large mirror opposite our table. As it was slightly tilted forward it "cut us off" above the shoulders. So I gave the camera to Axel, draped myself on the table and he took this one.

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby uschi » October 14th, 2015, 6:57 am

A chocolate box view of Beyenburg (one of the oldest parts of Wuppertal), the reservoir, and the cloister.

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Another detail from the café.

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And one of the last roses.

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby hickybank » October 14th, 2015, 7:27 am

Great pictures Uschi, the first one looks fun, I wonder what the waiters though was going on :lol: :lol:
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby uschi » October 14th, 2015, 7:32 am

I think it was taken while the owner, who was waiting on us, was out, sorting something away.
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby hickybank » October 14th, 2015, 7:36 am

I know you may have seen these on flickr but for if you have not

Wye valley walk, woodland streches, the hand propelled ferry at Symonds Yat, & the Wye ay Rhayader

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » October 14th, 2015, 7:54 am

Lovely photos Uschi and Terry.
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby 4dogsagain » October 18th, 2015, 6:47 pm

Yesterday was a huge event for those of us who live in Dundee, KwaZulu Natal. It was Talana Live!, which takes place every year on the weekend closest to 20 October, the date of the Battle of Talana in 1899.
Here are some of the dozens of pictures that I took

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Pipe Band from Pietermaritzburg


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Dundee DieHards in their Red Uniforms


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Dundee DieHards: The Boer Kommando attacking the Brits. The Boers won this time.


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Dundee DieHards: The Brits in trouble, just before they ran out of ammo and surrendered to the Boers


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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby hickybank » October 18th, 2015, 7:27 pm

Wonderful pictures, it must have been a great day, thanks for sharing, it would be nice to see some more if you can as this is something we will never see over here.

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby 4dogsagain » October 19th, 2015, 7:04 am

hickybank wrote:Wonderful pictures, it must have been a great day, thanks for sharing, it would be nice to see some more if you can as this is something we will never see over here.

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I'll post some more later.
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby 4dogsagain » October 19th, 2015, 8:26 am

Here are some more Talana Live! pictures. Terry, make a plan and visit us next October!
For more info on the Dundee DieHards see https://www.facebook.com/dundee.diehards?fref=ts
Another link: https://www.talana.co.za

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This miniature railway was brought to Talana just for the event.


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The Boers get ready to attack. They often had young boys in their Kommandos.


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Boers attacking. The house in the background is the original Smith farmhouse. The Smiths came from Dundee in Scotland
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby 4dogsagain » October 19th, 2015, 8:32 am

More from the re-enactment.

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Brits waiting for the Boer attack


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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » October 19th, 2015, 8:39 am

Wonderful photos and I bet it's a great event to go to. Tfs. :)
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby hickybank » October 19th, 2015, 10:58 am

Absolutely brilliant 4 dogs, I have just visited your facebook page,what a great day you must have had.
I would love to come over but unfortunately (or fortunately) we have a special occasion coming up in 2017 when we will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. so having to save hard for that.
We hope to go on a wildlife trip to Costa Rica so having to save hard for that & also of coarse a big family party to pay for.

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Pepper Pig » October 19th, 2015, 11:29 am

Is that Biblins Terry? Went there on our honeymoon. Scared me half to death.
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby hickybank » October 19th, 2015, 12:24 pm

Hi pepper, no although we did cross the Biblins bridge when we walked the first part of the walk, the bridge on here is the Glyn bridge just outside Rhayader about 100 miles upstream from Binlins
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Pepper Pig » October 19th, 2015, 12:26 pm

Ah right. BIblins was scary though.b :terrified:
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby 4dogsagain » October 20th, 2015, 11:58 am

Terry, here is link to more photos of Talana Live, taken by our local Terry, the newspaper editor.

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby hickybank » October 20th, 2015, 2:43 pm

Wonderful pictures, I am in envy, nothing like that over here
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby scullion » October 20th, 2015, 3:13 pm

hickybank wrote: I am in envy, nothing like that over here


do you mean historical re-enactment?
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby aero280 » October 20th, 2015, 4:35 pm

Went to a funeral in Tring today. Had a few minutes to wander around. Only with my old phone, but the light was good.

Missed the top :rolleyes: but it was very tall.

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Herbidacious » October 22nd, 2015, 8:51 am

I've been taking a lot of macros.

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby aero280 » October 22nd, 2015, 1:05 pm

I do like that effect of the close up. You sit in front of the computer later and find all sorts of things you missed with the naked eye!!

Although when I try it, I usually find that my hand has shaken or the camera has focused of something behind!! :evil: Perhaps I need some better glasses and a camera with a manual focus!! :)
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby hickybank » October 22nd, 2015, 1:58 pm

While funerals are not great graveyards hold a lot of photo opportunities, I like the last one with the bent bow in it which I assume is a yew.
Jane, macro offers a whole new world in photograph doent it, great shots by the way.

I have completely lost my photography mojo at the moment, I am sure it will return soon hopefully.

I have been sorting out my pictures though & have decided this is the best picture I have ever taken

A/ It is an American Martin & most Americans have never seen one.
B/ I was in the right place at the right time & the camera was on the right setting.
It was over in a flash & will never be repeated
I think the setting in the snow is just perfect for the picture
So there you are my No 1 picture


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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Pepper Pig » October 22nd, 2015, 2:27 pm

That's wonderful Terry!
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby aero280 » October 22nd, 2015, 2:41 pm

I think it was a yew. There were several around, which surprised me because it's a remote cemetery on the edge of town. It's been a small cemetery for a number of years though and recently extended by the look of it.

It's always nice to catch something unexpected. :)
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Herbidacious » October 22nd, 2015, 4:12 pm

Aero I have camera shake issues too. I didn't think I had, but it's something that becomes more noticeable when you are taking close ups. Re focusing, sometimes my camera does a kind of necker cube thing (well not quite), where it flips between focusing on what I want it to and something behind or in front of it a the critical moment. I guess I should switch to manual. There is also a depth of field issue which has meant I have got the wrong part of the bee etc. in focus. I am trying to work on that.

Fantastic photo, Terry!

Hmm I am frustrated at the moment by the decreasing light. I can no longer take anything when I get home as it's already dark, and I rarely have time before I go to work. I should probably have a good think about what I can do creatively indoors.
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Postby Capt_Lightning » October 23rd, 2015, 10:46 am

Lobster boat lifting creels off Crovie, N.Aberdeenshire.

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby 4dogsagain » October 23rd, 2015, 1:07 pm

I have wild Natal banana on my garden, and was surprised to see it in flower. In fact, I am amazed at the number of plants, bushes and trees in my garden that are in flower, when you consider we have water restrictions, and no real rain for six or seven months.
Most of my garden is indigenous.

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » October 23rd, 2015, 8:14 pm

Wonderful photos everyone. :)

Yes macro does create a new world Terry, one of the things I love with my Fuji, the macro is so good. :tu:

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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » November 23rd, 2015, 8:37 pm

Very quiet in here - hope everyone is OK. :)
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby uschi » November 23rd, 2015, 11:29 pm

Sorry Jane, I am churning out biscuits, so busy with those.
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby aero280 » November 24th, 2015, 12:12 am

I've been feeling a bit under the weather lately and not been out much. I did go out tonight to a car meet, but it was cold and dark and I didn't want to stay out. But here's one I took previously at the same event!!

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » November 25th, 2015, 8:21 am

It's OK that your busy Uschi and aero I hope you feel better soon, lovely photo.
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby uschi » November 25th, 2015, 8:30 am

Get well soon Aero!!!
I am hoping to finish baking tonight and then get onto decorating.
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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby hickybank » December 23rd, 2015, 9:41 pm

Hi Jane nice pictures, a lot of hard work must have gone into that, thanks for sharing.
I have not taken a picture in months, I hope my enthusiasm returns soon.

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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » December 23rd, 2015, 9:49 pm

Glad you liked them Terry.
It took a lot of work. OH was helping!!

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Re: Your favourite photos 2

Postby Capt_Lightning » December 25th, 2015, 9:46 am

Took a walk up to the stone circle at Strichen and from there you can see the White horse carved into the side of Mormond hill.
Thought to have been carved by Capt. Fraser in 1794 in memory of a comrade killed in battle with the Dutch.

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Postby hickybank » December 25th, 2015, 9:57 am

Great piece of art work & nice that is preserved so well.
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Postby Capt_Lightning » December 30th, 2015, 10:33 am

Calm before the storm.. Yesterday was quite a nice day, so we went to the beach. It was quite busy - there must have been over 20 people (mostly dog walkers) there. It will be quite a bit different today..

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