The Year In Pictures 2014

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby janet » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:24 am

Griff Rhys Jones writes about living on a small yacht in To the Baltic with Bob.......and if anyone would like to read it I have the paperback going begging!
I just love the cruet in the cafe Penners!
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:46 am

janet wrote:Gorgeous crocuses too and another very interesting old ruin :clap: :clap: :D


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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby Ghost » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:11 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:
janet wrote:Gorgeous crocuses too and another very interesting old ruin :clap: :clap: :D


That's a rather unfair description of Ghost! ;)

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:24 am

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby meerkat » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:35 am

:D Nice pictures!
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:10 pm

It's so good to see signs of Spring at last. :)
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby janet » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:45 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:
janet wrote:Gorgeous crocuses too and another very interesting old ruin :clap: :clap: :D


That's a rather unfair description of Ghost! ;)

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As if........... :shock:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:46 pm

Going back to Janet's train, the framing gives a sense of arrival. The lines of the wall and track also lead back to the subject, which is pleasing to the eye.

I like the ruined abbey. If you are going to have mass, why not under the stars? (Or cloud, or rain, or hail - guess I've answered my own question there.)

Hope you enjoy the new camera Penfold.

I went out aurora hunting the other night, was reported as far south as Jersey which is very unusual. No joy here, I missed the peak even if there was anything to see in Hertfordshire. Wasn't a complete waste of time though:

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A view towards Cassiopeia, the Milky Way is just visible if you step back a bit. It's a single 30 second exposure - I flicked a torch at the nearest tree for a couple seconds to bring it out a little. It looks like a sunset, but it's actually light pollution from the nearby town.

I also had a go as stacking multiple exposures of the Plough for the first time. I managed to turn this light-polluted monstrosity (it's far worse full-size):

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... into this ...

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It's not a deep exposure, only about 2 minutes in total. Partial success, the bright stars are a bit bloated - Alcor & Mizar appear to have collided. Hopefully something I can build on.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby Penfold » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:44 pm

Loving that Knight, it's something that I haven't tried yet but am looking to have a go when I'm on holiday. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:10 pm

Wowser. There's always something about shots of the universe that makes me stop and think a moment.

Wonderful sky, Penfold.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:31 pm

Excellent photos, Knight! :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:17 am

Stary stary night Knight ;) good shots . :mrgreen:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby chillicamper » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:53 am

Good photos - I really like the first one - great colours and trees :clap:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby Catch-up » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:14 pm

Gorgeous photos Ghost! What I wouldn't give to see some spring flowers.

Penfold, love those, especially the cafe table! The colors are great.

Knight, those are stunning!
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2014

Postby Penfold » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:47 pm

Here's my effort with my camera which is taking a bit of getting used to. The weather was much better yesterday and we hoped to get photos of the bridge opening up for a houseboat that was cancelled the day before. Unfortunately, it was cancelled again but has been postponed until the end of March. Still managed to take these;

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