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Theme #6 2015 - I didn't expect that.
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fneilrigby



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:41 pm    Post subject: Theme #6 2015 - I didn't expect that. Reply with quote

The Sweepers

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Oy



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went to Bempton Cliffs near Bridlington last week to photograph Gannets and Puffins.

Peregrine Falcon - I didn't expect that!



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oy wrote:
....Peregrine Falcon - I didn't expect that!

Shocked Shocked Great shots.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bollards outside a primary school
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sold | Sold | Sold ......

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waiting for a Class 31 Diesel at the weekend when this showed up!

I wasn't expecting that!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oy wrote:
Waiting for a Class 31 Diesel at the weekend when this showed up!

Dazzling Very Happy
Fujifilm X-T1 by any chance Question
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stone Balancing (it really is balanced - not fixed)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit of a bonkers balance there!

Yep - Fuji X-T1 - a cracking bit of kit Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did Adrian Gray balance the stones, he was featured on one of the Richard Wilson's Drives Around Britain TV programmes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1312082/Stone-Meet-man-whos-balancing-giant-rocks-artform.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cyril wrote:
Did Adrian Gray balance the stones...

Yes Look Here for the event at the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show about halfway down the page. Smile

Also this for the actual balancing:-
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Click me for Golf Practice
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Cambridge there is a well known footbridge known informally as "The Mathematical Bridge". I was not expecting to come across this one at Wightwick Manor near Wolverhampton.



The reason why the bridge is called "Mathematical" is; it was designed and built on sound scientific (mathematical) principles (rather than a design that evolved over time but not really knowing why the design works.)

Here are the main points:-
1) Although the bridge as a whole is arched, every member is in fact straight, which make things easy from a construction point of view.
2) Almost all of the members are in compression with little or no bending. Wood is not very strong when in tension. The members which are in tension are short.
3) The long members in compression are supported (pinned) at regular intervals by crossing members which prevents the long members buckling.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upstream view of the River Trent at Trent Lock Derbyshire



View across the River Trent at Trent Lock Derbyshire



Downstream view of the River Trent at Trent Lock Derbyshire


Radcliffe-on-Soar power station, produces about 2000 megawatts of electricity, sufficient for about 2,000,000 homes. The river in photo is the Trent, but the power station itself is on the river Soar which is, more or less, along the line of trees in the photo. On the mid-left hand edge of the photo you can just about see the direction arrow sign for the boat traffic pointing to the river Soar which joins the Trent at this point.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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