The Year In Pictures 2013

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:06 pm

a few pic's I took before my hols and forgot about until today
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and some I took yesterday
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:31 pm

Very nice once again. I love the squirrel on the gravestone. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:40 pm

Thanks everyone! :D With scenery like that, you really can't take a bad picture.

chillicamper wrote:Beautiful pics :D the contrast between land and sky on some of them is stunning


Almost every afternoon we had a thunderstorm and some rain roll though. This was one of the few times it worked for us from a photo perspective. In Yellowstone, we were a little frustrated about losing the sun because some of the geyser colors were so bold and we wanted to capture that.

Conforumist wrote:Are those the same Badlands as the ones in Canada? We saw them on Amazing Race Canada and thought, we would love to see them!
Very cool. Thanks for sharing!


Didn't know there were Badlands in Canada! From peeking at a map, those are about 900 miles away from the Badlands we were at in South Dakota. Looked at images of it though. It looks beautiful and I'd love to see it in person some day!

Ghost, I love your graveyard pictures! They look so spooky. :D The one of the ivy covered church is beautiful.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:00 pm

err I should have posted a description that isn't a church it's a former mortuary
now I think it's a shed come storage room
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:09 pm

Nice picture of the weeping angel, Ghost
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:16 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Nice picture of the weeping angel, Ghost

I was thinking the same thing when I took the shot
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:13 pm

Penfold wrote:Very nice once again. I love the squirrel on the gravestone. :D

thank you lots of squirrels around this year and it's because of them that a third of the graveyard is taped off
due to the damage they caused to the trees
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Conforumist » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:25 pm

Yup, nice ones ghost!
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:04 pm

Ghost wrote:
Penfold wrote:Very nice once again. I love the squirrel on the gravestone. :D

thank you lots of squirrels around this year and it's because of them that a third of the graveyard is taped off
due to the damage they caused to the trees


Really? We have tons of squirrels and I've never seen them damage trees. What are they doing to them?
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:38 am

Catch-up wrote:
Ghost wrote:
Penfold wrote:Very nice once again. I love the squirrel on the gravestone. :D

thank you lots of squirrels around this year and it's because of them that a third of the graveyard is taped off
due to the damage they caused to the trees


Really? We have tons of squirrels and I've never seen them damage trees. What are they doing to them?


Great pics ghost.

I still harbour an irrational hatred towards squirrels - well, maybe not irrational. When I used to work in forestry, the squirrel damage you saw was horrendous.They don't just eat nuts, they eat the bark of the trees - but the softer bark is near the top, so they strip this off and it kills the leading shoot - then the tree develops a fork and 20 - 60 years of growing the tree for good quality timber is down the drain. On larger trees, they have been known to strip metres of back off the top - usually in mating season to impress the lady squirrels. I've seen them strip a small section then grab hold of strips of bark and use them to bungy jump off the tree. You end up with a pile 2-3 ft strips of bark at the bottom of the tree and a tree top that dies back. Then rot/stain sets in and stains the timber all the way down. I once saw a stand of norway maple reduced from veneer quality timber to firewood quality - just because of squirrels. I'm afraid in my book, they are not not nice fluffy animals. :angry-soapbox: :angry-steamingears: .....but they do taste good in curry :character-chef:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Dotsie » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:15 am

Well we have loads of squirrels and loads of trees, but we don't chop them down so the squirrels are still nice fluffy animals around here :P But one did poo on Mr Dotsie's car once, it looked like a bear had done it :shock:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Joolz » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:09 pm

Great pics Ghost I love graveyards :)
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Joolz » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:18 pm

A little murky on the way home :lol: Had a run down to the harbour
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:24 pm

Joolz wrote:Great pics Ghost I love graveyards :)

thank you I was revisiting the same graveyard in the first lot of shots I took seeing the difference between when I started a few months ago and now
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chris.ph » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:33 pm

i thought you went for a run for a second there joolz :shock: :shock: until i saw the bike :whistle: :whistle: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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