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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:26 am

Fantastic building :D
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:24 am

Wow, that is a seriously cool building. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:00 am

I have to say though that it has a certain Munsters/Addams Family look about it . . . :? :lol:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:22 pm

I will agree with you there Tony. Is that the same Eureka location they use in the TV programme series.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:11 pm

Nah.

Eureka the TV series (RIP) was filmed mainly near Vancouver, I think.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Conforumist » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:48 pm

Cool place Bonnie! Maybe we'll have to add it to our list of visits??
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby jaznbonnie » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:37 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I have to say though that it has a certain Munsters/Addams Family look about it . . . :? :lol:


LOL! My ancestor's name was Samuel Newsom. He and his brother Joseph Cather Newsom were architects in the San Francisco/Oakland area. They were known for the "brooding" atmosphere of their Victorian style buildings. Image Of course the fact that Eureka weather is foggy, cold and rainy much of the time really adds to the atmosphere. ;) Unfortunately I have never had the pleasure of being inside the old mansion as it is a Men Only club now. I just haven't had the time to find and bribe the right person as yet. :lol:

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Conforumist » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:25 pm

..guess we'll have to quit our job.. :?:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby jaznbonnie » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:35 pm

Conforumist wrote:..guess we'll have to quit our job.. :?:


No, just take a sabbatical. ;) :lol:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:21 am

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Square12 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:13 am

Do I really have to shoot him with a camera?
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:15 am

Any would do, but the high contrast colour exposure would capture the look of terror on it's face as it was going under, but you would have to stand there to make the piece of shit did not bob back up to the surface like a floater. :twisted:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:37 pm

Chilli, beautiful work as always!

Jaz, that house is incredible!

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Thu May 02, 2013 9:47 am

Some more holiday pics as we travelled through Dartmoor to Charlestown where we would be staying for the rest of the week. The weather was awful and we managed to get soaked a couple of times, with Saturday (day four) being written off entirely. We did get to the heritage museum in Charlestown on Saturday but I didn't get too many pics in there.

A Panoramic of the Dartmoor landscape with a pile of rocks (the remains of a stone circle) stuck in the middle of nowhere.
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A stopover at Clapper Bridge where I quickly took this panoramic while getting soaked by a sudden downpour.
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And a photo taken from a speeding car on our way to our next location.
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On the way to Plymouth, we went through to Calstock as my train enthusiast mate to look at the viaduct. To be honest, it didn't do a great deal for me and I really couldn't get his excitement at the prospect of a train being due to go over it in about 'twenty minutes time' (especially as it was cold and wet). I'm sure engineering/building/railway enthusiasts hold a different opinion to me and I'm looking forward to seeing his pic so I might be able to change my opinion - I just couldn't see the photo there.
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We got to Plymouth and spent some time at Plymouth Hoe. The weather did brighten slightly with some sunshine breaking through in places. We also got rained on quite a bit. :lol:
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Finally got to Charlestown and here's our cottage where we stayed. It was very 'olde worlde' inside, very cosy and comfortable (more pics to follow).
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Charlestown Harbour.
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Part of the Heritage Centre walkthough. We even managed to get wet from the rain dripping through the tunnels. :lol:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Thu May 02, 2013 9:51 am

Those really are very good. I think the overcast skies are far more interesting than clear blue (even if it means you didn't get good weather on your holiday).


Were the first two pictures showing your use of a zoom lens, or did you just walk closer? :lol:
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