The Year In Pictures 2013

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue May 21, 2013 11:41 am

Beautiful pictures Penners. Almost looks like the water is ice.

Love the Coos, Dug. Great shots from a phone. Wonder what Alexander Graham Bell would think of his invention these days!
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue May 21, 2013 6:50 pm

Went for a walk to feed the Ducks.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Wed May 22, 2013 5:40 am

Loving the ducks Dug.......they always seem to have life sorted don't they. Waddle around and have people throw food at you to eat :lol:



Here's a little wooden scribble I did yesterday. Faerie on a flower. Not much detail possible on the face as the piece of wood is only 16cm x 9.5....so the face is only about 6-8mm across

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Wed May 22, 2013 7:55 am

Love the ducks, Dug. You have to be a bit careful of them at the Wetlands Trust; not because they're aggressive or anything like that but they and the ducklings are so tame you have to watch where you're putting your feet. I even had several checking out my lens to see if it was edible (a couple of their geese tried that as well). :lol:

Love the faerie as well Chilli, you have a real talent for it. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed May 22, 2013 12:07 pm

I was surprised by that one penners as I just used my phone.

Chilli very good, just as well it was not a thistle flower she was sitting on.:lol: might have been a more painfull expression. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Conforumist » Wed May 22, 2013 4:51 pm

Excellent pics Penners and Dug!

Chilli, another great piece of work!

Penners,
What effect did you use to get the waterfall that way? Do you leave the shutter open for a while?
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Wed May 22, 2013 6:23 pm

Nothing wrong with camera phones, Dug. Don't forget that the winning entry for the 'Country File Photo of the Year' competition a few years back was taken by a point and click beating all the pro's using thousands of quids worth of kit! :lol:

Con: To get the water effect, I used a Neutral Density Filter which is almost like putting sunglasses on the camera. By cutting down on the amount of light entering the camera, it allows for longer exposure times without over-exposing the image. :D

Here are the rest of the photo's from day seven. After we left the Kennall Vale Mills we went to West Basset Stamps, an abandoned tin mine near Redruth.

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An artistic attempt.
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There was a 'tunnel-like' structure of arches and ruined walls. I thought I ought to include a pic of me at some point but I'm surprised the camera didn't break! :lol:
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And here is what the 'tunnel' looks like without me ruining it.
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After this, we went to a place called Carn Brea which is a hotel/restaurant placed on top of a hill. The views from the top was pretty impressive!

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The 'supports' for the wing of the castle were a bit unusual.
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We went into Redruth after this and stopped off at a mining museum. Unfortunately it was just closing and I had to settle for a few snaps of the outside.

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Because the museum was closed Mick, being a railway enthusiast, took us to the Mosely Museum containing model railways and meccanno. To be honest, it didn't do a great deal for me, I'm afraid, and not even the opportunity to drive one of the engines (used down the mines for transporting ores and miners) floated my boat. However, here are a few pics for the enthusiasts amongst you;

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Our guide Mick (on the right) and his friend (I can't remember his name) who runs the museum and restores and keeps the locomotives running.
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One thing of interest (for me at least) was that the museum was kept in an outbuilding on a working farm. One of the horses had escaped its field so I volunteered to help round him up while avoiding large piles of horse apples. (It turned out that the horse didn't belong to the farm at all but to their neighbours and the horse had a habit of getting its gate open.) :lol:

The last visit was to Wheal Coates, another tin mine but this time located on the coast. Unfortunately, the weather was becoming rather inclement by this time and conditions for taking good photos was far from ideal. This is about the best I could manage;

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Wed May 22, 2013 6:32 pm

Really great photos! :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed May 22, 2013 8:04 pm

Good photo's Penners I liked the Castle best. :)
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Dotsie » Wed May 22, 2013 8:35 pm

Lovely pics, really liked the tunnel (with and without you in it ;) )
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Conforumist » Wed May 22, 2013 9:56 pm

Here is a little teaser, for them what would like a postcard.

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Please let me know if the images are too big.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed May 22, 2013 10:09 pm

Nice photo's Con where were they taken. :?:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Wed May 22, 2013 10:15 pm

Zion National Park at a guess? ;)

Very nice Con, I hope you're going to post some more soon. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Wed May 22, 2013 10:33 pm

Those are big horn sheep. :) The male has enormous horns.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby janet » Wed May 22, 2013 11:04 pm

i don't often get to visit this thread (computer usually freezes first) but so glad it hasn't today.
Beautiful photos! The legend about gorse is that 'When gorse is in flower, it's kissing time' ;) As it's usually possible to find gorse in flower for 12 months of the year........ :whistle:
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