My hobby is photography
Love going out with the camera
Have been to oulton park today togging the bikes
Started: 26th Feb 2013 at 23:07
A couple of weeks ago I was out with my camera and got a great photograph of two Bald-Headed Eagles. Lucky to get near them.
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i always take my camera too.i like taking photos of the sea and trees.
Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 08:50
So is mine,I'm out every day with my canon,down to the beaches or the lagoons,great bird and other wildlife here!
Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 09:15
I too love getting out and about with my camera. It makes me aware of everything going on around me, wanting to get the right image, and gives me the excuse to travel widely to find new inspiration!
Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 09:19
I am seriously thinking of buying a Nikon Coolpix camera....preferably a purple one.....the 1300 one is supposed to be a good one....your thoughts will be helpful....
iPad and Nexus users click here for bottom of page
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Last edited by lizziedownunder: 22nd Sep 2013 at 04:41:00
You can't go wrong with Nikons lizzie
Although the canon brigade would beg to differ
A lot depends what you want out of your photography, if its just for snapping things here and there the cool pix is a good camera
If you want to get serious about it, your better off paying a little extra and getting an SLR be it Nikon or Canon
That way you can add lenses and the like to it
Hope this is useful to you
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When you come to think of it
Photography is very important to the life of communities and countries
If we didn't take pictures there would be no record of what things were like
I'm only sorry I didn't take it more serious when I was younger, imagine going round and photographing streets and people back in the 50s and 60s
What a record we would have of our communities
Alas I didn't and now I regret it
Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 12:21
Ditto Peter.....I have put a picture of my Dad on albums and it is the old sepia, with a little enhancement from my iPad edit and it came out a little sharper....my son in law is an avid snapper and his camera is a big un with all the bells and whistles......
Replied: 27th Feb 2013 at 18:41
i have a Lumix . it's a small camera with a 16x zoom. it does me pretty well . i got it 2nd hand and cheap. sometimes I think about treating myself to a better one but this is easy to use and fits in a pocket. i'm holding it on that photo I put on the thread about what do people look like.
Replied: 28th Feb 2013 at 06:43
Well .... The sun is shining its a bit cowd..... But what the hell.... Camera out off to take some piccies
Rufford? Southport? Rivington? Salford quays? mmmm I wonder
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I've been known to take the odd snapshot
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Oy that is a bit of an understatement..........
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Enjoy your day tomorrow oy
I'd thought about it but have summert on early evening
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5 30 pm today
Scotsman's Flash Wigan - Nikon Camera
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Nice one cordy
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great photo cordy. i love how changes in light can make such a difference to landscapes
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My very dry back yard taken today.....hopefully we will get a wet winter and it will be green again
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Is that yer dunny lizzie?
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I can't see a dunny, there is a garage and a shed behind it.......the dunny is inside silly!! The plant pots are holding my yet to emerge kangaroo paw plants........
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I see the sky is the same colour as when i left lol
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We can't get rid of summer Peter.....all this week it is high twenties during the day, but cool at night, which is good for sleeping...we need rain.....we got just over half an inch the other week but it is not enough......Off to Victor on the weekend....you watch...bet it rains....
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I am thinking of getting a camera and I have seent eh Nikon D3200. Does anyone know if this is a good camera to start with?
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Thanks Cordy. The sales staff was trying to sell me a primer lens, or something. A 50mm. They said it was a sharper picture.
Replied: 9th Apr 2013 at 22:46
Get the standard camera ! it's a deluxe outfit
You can decide on extra lenses later
On my Nikon I have a 35mm; no zoom etc, it's the nearest lense to the old film type cameras [which equates to the old 50mm] that's all I ever use
My mate has similar lense to the one on the Nikon D3200
He's tried my 35mm on his camera and can't see the difference in quality
Buy the D3200; read Rockwell and a few Nikon forums
Enthusiasm is the main factor in photography, amateur or professional not extra lenses and gizmos
Replied: 9th Apr 2013 at 23:01
Cordyline, you have been a great help and I will order it tomorrow.
Replied: 9th Apr 2013 at 23:42
Good; you will like it !!
Do you know how to get photos from camera to the internet btw ?
Replied: 10th Apr 2013 at 09:09
Make sure you go round granite island lizzie
Everytime we go down there we are made to walk around the island
The kids hate it
I take them to the cafe and wait for the rest to walk it lol
Replied: 10th Apr 2013 at 10:13
You cant go wrong with a nikon
I have 3 D40, D80, and a D90 with various lenses
Those 50mm prime lenses are good but are mainly used for portraits, they are limited in what you can do with them
As cordy says, go with the one they give you with the camera and take it from there
Replied: 10th Apr 2013 at 10:17
I bought my used D90 on ebay; was looking for a D40 but noticed the sellers were moving up from D40 to D90
It was in a neighbouring town so I was able to go and pay cash on collect
It's possible to check how many photos a camera has taken using an EXIF program
Mine was hardly used when I got it
Shutter count: 1699 when bought 29 Sept 2010
Nikon say they are good for 100,000 photos
Replied: 10th Apr 2013 at 10:29
I use the D90 now and am really pleased with it far and away the best camera i have had
I'm a member of my local photographic society and most there are nikon users
Replied: 10th Apr 2013 at 11:08
will do Peter.....we only do the half walk these days......leave the full walk to the younguns....
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Just checked the EXIF on a recent photo
I have now taken 6,200 photos since I bought it second hand
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cordy, yes I know how to get pictures on internet. Are you having a problem with something?
Peter thanks for the comments too.
Ordered camera, coming tomorrow.
Replied: 10th Apr 2013 at 13:49
I use This
But it is a slow loader; are there any better ones out there ?
must be free of course
Replied: 10th Apr 2013 at 16:04
In order of best, Cordy:
Picasa Web Albums
Replied: 10th Apr 2013 at 16:18
I'm not a big fan of photobucket, the photos tend to lose some of their resolution
Its Flickr for me although you can only upload 200 pics for free then if you want more you have to upgrade to pro which i have done. so its flickr for me
Replied: 10th Apr 2013 at 16:58
I've looked at photobucket and Flickr photos side by side and can't see the difference in quality
Didn't realise but I'm a member at Flickr
under the name Jack Pemberton
Replied: 11th Apr 2013 at 13:26
Camera turned up, looks great. Just got to learn how to use it now. .
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Easy; turn that dial to P and fire away !!
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just to jog your memory Peter.....
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The view from our room at the Hotel Victor.....
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Ha! I remember it well lol
Replied: 12th Apr 2013 at 09:48
Remember when - you had to choose your film speed before setting off for a shoot. Use a light meter to be able to set your F stops and shutter speed. Use a focus ring for definition. Wait till you finished the roll before processing. Load the film into the developing tank in complete darkness. Process the film and hang up to dry. Have a special dark room to be able to use an enlarger to create prints. All for a black & white print.
Today - point, shoot, print and send round the world in a matter of minutes, all in glorious colour.
How times have changed !
Replied: 13th Apr 2013 at 00:02
Amen I say to that........ .....I love sending pics around the world...
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Loving my new toy. The pictures are amazing, really sharp.
Replied: 13th Apr 2013 at 16:41
My dream camera.....a dream no more....got one for my birthday!!!🌹
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A pic which my 7 year old took with my new toy.
Not bad for his first picture. I better be careful otherwise he will be claiming this too...
Replied: 16th Apr 2013 at 21:36
Very nice Gareth's son..........you should lend him your camera more often Gareth.....
Replied: 16th Apr 2013 at 21:55
Don't say that Lizzie. I bought myself a ipad and I lost that to the wife and kids. Don't want to lose this too
Replied: 16th Apr 2013 at 23:59
Well you should get yourself a Mini iPad and hide it.....they are small enough to be hidden.....
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Sounds like a plan
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Where is the photo Gareth ?
I only see a blog;
Replied: 17th Apr 2013 at 12:02
I can see the pic Gareth by the picture on the wall...
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cordy on the blog there is a picture of me at the side of the painting that Jimmy did for me.
Replied: 17th Apr 2013 at 13:31
HEHEHE... YES!!! YES!!! OH MY GOD YES!!!
Ahem... sorry about that.... where was I? Oh yes... YES... YES!!! Erm...
Look what I got today...
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Yes; seen it now, your lad will go far !!
I'm staying in Deganwy North Wales for a few days, not done any photography yet
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Just 'cause yours is bigger than mine Mr show off Cadfael.....
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I have waited 10 years for that little beauty, eventually I had to sell one of the kids off to get it.
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Don't be shocked Gareth.....I think Cadfael's comment really means he is spending some of the kid's inheritance.......
Replied: 19th Apr 2013 at 23:24
No... I sold my youngest into white slavery, I am sure he will soon get used to it... salt mines aren't all THAT bad...
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Good Idea.......free salt for your chip bags.....but no salt for you.....or chips....
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Deganwy North Wales a couple of days ago; Looking towards Great Orme
Perhaps I should have masked it down a tad
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I think i would have gone the other way and got shut of that tree
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From Deganwy footbridge
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So golf and photography go together? Happy Days.
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Nice Pics Cordy.....
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So golf and photography go together? Happy Days.
Anything goes gareth to make a good photo
Replied: 22nd Apr 2013 at 23:35
I like this pic....Glenelg Beach....
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Hi lizzie ive spent many an hour and fortune in the beach house
I had my first kangarro steak in the surf club
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It is a lovely beach.....there is so much to do or you don't need to do anything......just watch the world go by......
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Cordy , now now...
Replied: 23rd Apr 2013 at 18:30
It was a briliant quote from a brilliant author, Councillor. Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
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Here is one I took when playing with my new SLR... using HDR processing. I took three exposures, one over and one under exposed, and one at the correct exposure, then I merged them. It was a dull and overcast day.
Before you ask Lizzie... please fell free to download any photograph of mine that I post. You have permission for all of them.
Wigan Flight - Rabbit Rocks
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So kind of you Cadfael.....I wish you happy days with your new camera........
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Here's one I took up in the Lakes on saturday using an old 1982 Olympus Trip 35mm and Ilford XP2 film...
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This one is magic......already in my album Oy......been mooching around on the forums......
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Heres' another from Saturday up in t'Lakes.
This one wit digital gubbins...
"Surprise View" overlooking Derwent Water and Keswick.
Replied: 1st May 2013 at 22:51
Beautiful Oy............we have a Keswick here....looks nothing like this photo.....
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Came across this little fella in the roof of a bird hide yesterday.
Brown long-eared bat. Plecotus auritus[/img]
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Super photo there Oy
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adder seen on dartmoor today
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whoooo. i made a little picture! here's anotherf rom this morning
Replied: 6th May 2013 at 12:57
I thought I did exactly the same thing and it's not worked this time. so frustrating!
Replied: 6th May 2013 at 12:59
i have bought an olympus camedia c500 only a quid off carboot were can i get a memory card from.is it a bargain
Replied: 8th May 2013 at 11:02
i got mine in Dixons who had a good range but i think they're all closed now. try a local camera shop [take camera with you or tryAmazon. have fun with your camera!
Replied: 8th May 2013 at 13:11
You'll get ripped off on the High Street for memory cards. Buy online!
Replied: 8th May 2013 at 19:16
Here's a pic I took of Hindley Station yesterday...
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My favourite station dave
Well done lad
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i love the sky on the hindley station photo and i'm amazed that my photo of the sheep is now little - magic!
Replied: 9th May 2013 at 09:18
Kath you are cleaver.....wow an adder on Dartmoor.....
Replied: 9th May 2013 at 11:54
Well done kath; can you make your photo larger too ?
second one is width=555
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i think I'm getting the hang of it cordyline. time will tell!
Replied: 9th May 2013 at 15:18
A good send off from Wigan today as Latics head for Wembley!
Good Luck Lads!
Replied: 10th May 2013 at 21:43
Thankyou Dave......go the Latics......do us proud!!!!
Replied: 10th May 2013 at 22:07
I was in an owd 35mm film mood today.
Here's one from Rufford Old Hall - taken with an Olympus Trip 35.
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It is lovely Oy.....black and white brings out the boldness of the structure ....being a medium I grew up with.....no colour in them days......
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It was a tad moist for the Morecambe half-marathon on Sunday!
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Great Pic Oy....just shows it is never too late to realise our goals.....
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Sunset in Garswood this evening.
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Nice one Oy
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i love the sunset oy! i watch skies all the time and they make such an impression on a picture I think.
Replied: 16th May 2013 at 07:24
I'm enjoying a bit of retro at the moment - shooting quite a bit of 35mm film. Does anyone else still shoot film?
Replied: 20th May 2013 at 07:00
I'm a bad shot with larger targets.
I thank the Lord for the Digital age, Oy. I don't need to spend £££'s just to throw the end product away, I can simply click and delete now.
Replied: 20th May 2013 at 07:20
Yeah digital is much more practical - but I do enjoy the process of shooting film - every now and then. Slows me down and makes me think.
Replied: 20th May 2013 at 07:23
Tis a gift, you possess, I can't even find it to open.
Replied: 20th May 2013 at 21:20
Ta - actually I just take lots if pix and get lucky
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walking through the wild garlic
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lovely green trees, wild garlic and bluebells
Replied: 21st May 2013 at 15:19
Lovely photos Kath; where is it ?
Replied: 21st May 2013 at 16:34
Its the Woodland garden at Antony House just over in Cornwall. they filmed Alice in Wonderland at Antony House. the woodlands are not National Trust though. you can walk down to the River Lynher.
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Two from a walk around the Sennicar Lane area yesterday.
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Love Orange tip shot mate!
Replied: 27th May 2013 at 16:49
Just bought a new camera - it really is very nice!
Nikon D800 - VERY impressed with it.
My old Nikon D700 is now relegated to backup.
Replied: 29th May 2013 at 22:35
Love this sky(iPad 2 iOS 6.1.3)......
Replied: 29th May 2013 at 23:05
Nice sky Lizzie
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you cant beat a good adelaidian sky lizzie
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blubells in May.
Replied: 30th May 2013 at 14:17
Lovely photo Kath
I'm missing England already !
Replied: 30th May 2013 at 15:13
That's a lovely shot Kath..I wish I could smell them as well..they have a smell all of their own.
Replied: 30th May 2013 at 15:15
Beautiful Kath .....I miss this.....my friend down the road is a Yorkshire lass, she grows them in her garden......
Replied: 30th May 2013 at 20:10
Love your butterfly shot, Arrow.
The rest of the pics on here are brill as well.
Replied: 30th May 2013 at 20:59
I think you need a really good camera to get a shot like the butterfly. mine is basic but maybe one day I'll spoil myself.
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... and that pooch with the X10 is "Photo of the week" as voted for by members of my photography forum
Replied: 31st May 2013 at 23:32
And rightly so, fantastic image.
Well done, Arrow.
Am jealous of you two.
Replied: 1st Jun 2013 at 09:39
Me and my big gob.....now my Photobucket is playing up.....can't access anything at the moment....hopefully it will come back....they are still up on the threads so they are there.....bloody Photobucket maybe having some kind of rethink....oh well will try tomorrow.....
Replied: 1st Jun 2013 at 12:17
Get onto flickr lizzie
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Downloaded the App Peter....bit late now....tired....will register tomorrow......
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Spinola Bay; last week
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Here's a pic of the windpump at Haigh taken the other evening.
Lovely clear skies and buttercups everywhere
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arrow - are you my nephew? he posted a photo like this on facebook.....I commented on how the buttercups are so lovely this year.
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No Kath, I haven't put this on Facebook
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Sunset on a winter's evening in my back yard today......the minimum temp this morning was 3.5C.....
Replied: 19th Jun 2013 at 10:54
that's a stunning picture lizzie. skies are so dramatic and everchanging.
Replied: 20th Jun 2013 at 13:19
yesterday was our hottest vday of the year. this was taken from the Killerton Est nr Exeter. in1944 the owner of 10sq miles of farms and villages here gave the lot to the NT.
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It looks quite a hazy summers day like I remember them Kath...
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ha ha! it's been raining ever since !
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'Capture a photograph of your favourite place or scene in Wigan
and you could win a cash prize.'
Send your pictures to:
Wigan In Photos, Promotions Dept c/o LEP, Olivers Place, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9ZA
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries must include full name, age and daytime telephone number
A selection of entries will appear in the Wigan Observer on Tuesday 23 July 2013
Readers will vote for finalists and a panel of judges will select the winner and runners up
Prizes are: 1st - £100 2nd - £50 3rd - £25 courtesy of Alan Batt
Photos must be landscape format
Closing date for entries Friday 12 July 2013
For more information call the Promotions Team on 01772 554547
Replied: 22nd Jun 2013 at 16:09
Cordy, in Mdina "the silent city", did you go in the house preserved for over a hundred years in it's original form?
It had a little notice on the door, just knock & no cameras, it really was just going back in time.
BTW, my front door knocker is a brass dolphin mounted on a Maltese cross, bought in Mdina
Replied: 23rd Jun 2013 at 01:31
No Art; didn't go there
Might look for it when we return, probably October
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Thank you for the competition info Jo Anne
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Lovely Skipper - tricky likkle divils to get close to!
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Our beautiful Grevillea Superb is flowering.....smart Aussie native plants flower in Autumn/Winter to take advantage of the rain....well will you look at that.....somebody's blue wellie boot.....tsk tsk....not good photography.....
Replied: 3rd Jul 2013 at 22:03
Thanks Oy, there were a few of them about. That was the only one that didn't fly away
That's an unusual looking plant Lizzie.
Blue is my favourite colour
Replied: 4th Jul 2013 at 13:05
very pretty lizzie. just crop out the boot
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The view from the Esplanade Hotel of a very wintery Brighton Pier.... My sister and I were tucking into a nice lunch in the warm hotel but outside it was freezing....
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when I was there it was a tad warmer
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Thank you Peter......lovely picture....sunset at Brighton Pier.....magic....
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Should go on Photobucket lots easier....Flickr to complicated for me........got there to see the pic....don't know if the comment stuck...magic pic....
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and warm too
cant wait to come back
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Just for you Peter....King William Street on a busy warm day....
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Caught that tram many a time from glenelg
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photoshop hdr is a geat help!
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peter48 have you ever been on the little ferry from Glenelg across to the Isle of Skye
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The glenelg i am on about is in adelaide
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This Glenelg Beach Rio.....🚣
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Wigan Council - Believe: Photo Competition
Four categories: 1 Community Life / 2 Flowers and Plants / 3 Wildlife / 4 Landscape
All submissions must be made by midnight on 11th October - further details here
Replied: 18th Sep 2013 at 15:07
Thanks Jo Anne
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I noticed you're on the judging panel, Oy.
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well done Dave.....pity I can't go......still bet there will be some great pics...☺️
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From WW What's On - 24 Photo Books: Wigan
Viewing from 1st - 8th Nov only.
This is a unique opportunity to view a range of photo books not usually available in public libraries. A must for anyone interested in photography.
The publications have been selected from the personal collections of Adam Murray and Theo Simpson, and the pair will lead a workshop at the end of the display period that will provide the chance to learn more about the work.
Books available to view at two sites:
Mezzanine Level of Wigan Library (link) and Museum of Wigan Life (link)
Workshop will take place on Sat 9th Nov / 1.00-3.00pm / Wigan Library / FREE / Tel 01942 827621
Replied: 26th Oct 2013 at 01:26
peter48, knew you were in Adelaide. Was asking had you been to Skye. Sorry it confused you
Replied: 26th Oct 2013 at 17:37
I'm at an age when I am easily confused
I will be back in adelaide in 6 weeks and will definitely be in glenelg
Replied: 27th Oct 2013 at 09:54
hope the weather is a bit warmer in 6 weeks for you Peter 😊
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Can't be any worse than here lizzie
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As I am typing this Peter you will be in the air.....happy flight mate....enjoy your stay .....32C by the weekend.....😎
Replied: 10th Dec 2013 at 09:26
I'm here now temps going to be 35 today So off to the beach at glenelg with the kids
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.....have a great day Peter....I'm hibernating with the air con....😎
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@CanalRiverTrust: Landscape photographer of the year competition now open!
Towpath snappers get involved! www.naturalengland.org.uk
Replied: 16th Jun 2014 at 14:42
the pictures are amazing. i too love taking photos though its only with my camera phone. I would love to save up and buy a good cheap camera any ideas as to what i can get. and the photos of the bluebells and meadow where was them taken i guess not wigan
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Hi wiganseventyfour, what sort of things do you like to photograph?
Replied: 30th Jun 2014 at 21:32
wiganseventyfour, you can pick up a Fuji bridge camera with 30X magnification for not much more than a Hundred quid. Great little camera for amateurs like us
Replied: 30th Jun 2014 at 22:04
This used one at Ffordes (who I've dealt with for years) takes some beating for the money.
Replied: 1st Jul 2014 at 20:01
The Countryfile Photographic competition is now open for entries.
The theme is Animal Magic - pictures of bugs, birds and beasts wanted.
The competition isn't open to professionals and entries must not have won other national competitions. Each entrant can send in up to three UK photos & they must be hard copies.
Closing Date: Fri 25th July, Further information
Replied: 6th Jul 2014 at 19:42
Lensflair is a free photography course based at Wigan Life Centre designed for people who have recently acquired a new camera or want to understand all the different functions of their existing camera.
Get in touch to find out when the next course begins. Lensflair takes place Tuesdays from 2.30pm to 4pm.
Link - Lensflair
Replied: 15th Jan 2015 at 08:15
'Send Us Your Snaps'
Wish FM want your photo’s of our local area – landmarks, picturesque scenes, iconic buildings and places of interest and the best ones will be featured on their website. The pictures can be in full colour or artistic black and white.
You can submit as many photos as you want. The best will be announced in the next few weeks.
Links: www.wishfm.net / @WishFmOfficial
Replied: 14th Mar 2015 at 15:55
Plantations; Haigh Hall
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Very clever Cordy......hope things are ok with you...😊👍
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It's been a while since this topic saw any action so here are a few pix from a recent trip to Bempton Cliffs near Bridlington...
Replied: 18th Jun 2015 at 23:09
Beautiful pictures Oy. Gannets are the most striking of birds, they appear to be painted rather than dressed in feathers.
Replied: 19th Jun 2015 at 07:47
I know what you mean Anne - beautiful birds!
Replied: 21st Jun 2015 at 01:46
Stunning shots Oy....😊👍
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you are welcome Dave...having quite a good time with my little camera too
Replied: 22nd Jun 2015 at 21:04
Been a while since this thread saw any action... so here's a pic of cows on the River Thames in Oxford I took last week :)
Replied: 22nd Jul 2015 at 22:09
Lovely shot Dave....probably cooling off...😊👍
Replied: 22nd Jul 2015 at 22:15
Aye it was a bit warm :)
It's an area of open meadow just a few minutes walk from the centre of Oxford...
"The meadow is an ancient area of grazing land, still used for horses and cattle, and has never been ploughed - at least for around 4,000 years. In return for helping to defend the kingdom against the marauding Danes, the Freemen of Oxford were given the 300 acres (120 ha) of pasture next to the River Thames by Alfred the Great who founded the city in the 10th century. The Freemen's collective right to graze their animals free of charge is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and has been exercised ever since."
Replied: 22nd Jul 2015 at 22:23
Very interesting Dave....living over here I tend to forget all the wonderful English history I was taught in school back then...thank you..😊👍
Replied: 22nd Jul 2015 at 22:32
What beautiful pictures
Replied: 23rd Jul 2015 at 19:29
Bit closer to home today - Haigh wind pump...
Replied: 23rd Jul 2015 at 23:35
Nice one Dave....love shots in B&W....😊👍
Replied: 24th Jul 2015 at 12:18
A small rose I snapped on the way to the car from our local bus station.....😊
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And a very nice Rose too!
Replied: 24th Jul 2015 at 23:02
Thank you Dave....appreciate your comment...😊
Replied: 25th Jul 2015 at 12:41
Here's a Black Darter dragonfly from Risley Moss in Warrington this afternoon. I walked into a small wildflower meadow and about 100 took flight all around me - magical!
Replied: 25th Jul 2015 at 21:31
Beautiful rose Lizzie. Excellent macro Oy. I haven't seen any dragonflies yet this year.
I shot this yesterday in Wigan. His name is Bruce Airhead. Half way through his act he spotted me with my camera, said "Oh photos!" then came over and struck a few poses
Replied: 26th Jul 2015 at 22:44
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Thank you Arrow....now that is something you don't see every day...nice shot Arrow....😊
Beautiful darter Dave...😊
Replied: 26th Jul 2015 at 22:56
He looks a bit bonkers David haha!
Today I tried Narrow Depth of Field (snigger)
Replied: 26th Jul 2015 at 23:18
I would call that mid range focus...great shot Dave...but what do I know....hee hee...😀😀
Replied: 2nd Aug 2015 at 06:51
"Where's my Mummy?"
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Awww...so cute...nice shot Dave...have a great week...😊👍
Replied: 9th Aug 2015 at 22:34
Not much action on this owd thrtead - so here's one from Whitby at the weekend.
Replied: 21st Aug 2015 at 07:44
Sod it then lol
Replied: 1st Sep 2015 at 21:50
Nice shot Oy....😊👍...will post soon...a fantastic sky coming up from our back yard...stay tuned...😊
Replied: 1st Sep 2015 at 22:53
From our back yard at sunrise...😊
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That's a crumper of a sky that is
Replied: 3rd Sep 2015 at 19:40
Thank you Dave...it sure was....doubt if it will happen again...so glad I got it....take care...😊👍
Replied: 3rd Sep 2015 at 22:59
Been some dramatic sunsets this week these were taken at School Lane Haigh .
Ive some supermoon pics over on general from the eclipse
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Wow Dave...these sure are spectacular...awesome colour....😊👍
Replied: 1st Oct 2015 at 22:13
dave b, You said: "Been some dramatic sunsets this week ..."
Lovely pictures, liked the 2nd in particular, pictures like these always remind of Japanese Art work.
I find that Autumn and Spring produce a lot of dramatic sunsets (and sunrises.) Here's one of the 7th October (not as good as yours):
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Good pic Neil, it was only my 3rd attempt at sunsets ,just kept playing about with settings ,think the white balance is set on shade or cloudy to bring out the colours.
Your spot on with the japanese feel to the photo.
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Dave, I take quite a lot of sunsets, as I want to create a calender with a good sunset for each month from where I live.
I find that photo-ready sunsets only last a few minutes and in 10 minutes big changes can happen. I take a lot at different exposures and I am pleased if I get one good one. I usually need to set my camera with exposure compensation EV -1/3 to -1 otherwise colour and details get lost.
I started a topic on the forum called Last Light last year and I (and others) have been adding to it since then. It is here:
Replied: 11th Oct 2015 at 14:14
Very nice pics on the forum Neil.
Replied: 11th Oct 2015 at 16:00
Just been viewing these photos and would like to ask you people on here my wife has always said she would like her own camera so I got her one for Christmas so any tips ladies and gents? Oh and forgot to add your photo's on here were really wonderful hope to hear back.
Replied: 24th Jan 2016 at 14:14
What make and model is the camera, Golden Bear?
Replied: 26th Jan 2016 at 17:41
Golden Bear ...I use a Nikon Coolpix S3300 ....which is a point and shoot with quite a good package of goodies...takes macro shots and HD video...I love it ...and so easy to slip in the handbag....😊👍....
Replied: 2nd Feb 2016 at 20:51
Who do I ask for tips my wife surprised me and said se would like a camers, so I got her this what do you think?
IT'S A CANNON POWERSHOT SX410 any comments will be helpful.
Replied: 24th Feb 2016 at 15:06
HELLO arrow it is a
cannon power shot sx 410 help!
Replied: 27th Feb 2016 at 16:01
Hi Golden Bear. I've used Canon PowerShots for over 10 years. Never an SX410 but the recent ones are fairly similar. They aren't great indoors but outside in good light they are good. When taking photos indoors or in dull conditions watch out for a little red flashing camera symbol on the screen, that means there isn't enough light and the shutter speed will be slow which usually results in blurry photos.
What types of photography is your wife interested in? Flowers, landscapes, people or (like me) anything and everything?
If she has taken some photos already please post some. If there are any she isn't happy with tell us why and we may be able to help.
Replied: 27th Feb 2016 at 16:28
Thank you arrow,
As I say she is only just starting she has been interested for a long time have just talked with her and she is like you she has said she wants to take anything and everything that catches her eye, as for the red flashing we note that has not happened , she has taken lots of photos at Christmas down south with g/children indoors and they are all ok.
Finally arrow I have to admit something embarrassing ,I'm a bit of a thicky I have trouble trying to get photos onto WW,
BUT THANK YOU AGAIN FROM MARGARET AND MYSELF GB/
Replied: 29th Feb 2016 at 17:02
You're welcome Golden Bear. Margaret I hope you enjoy your new hobby
Getting photos on here isn't as easy as on some other sites. Hopefully it will be easier on the new WW website when it goes live.
Replied: 16th Mar 2016 at 22:47
Christmas Card Competition
Looking for your favourite winter photograph which captures the spirit of our great town.
All designs are welcome - from black and white shots to lively photos full of lots of colour.
First prize: your design will be part of a 2016 Christmas card range. You'll also win a canvas printed with your winning photograph.
Entries must be received by 27th June 2016.
Please send your entries to email@example.com
Or post to Terry's, Makinson Arcade, The Galleries Shopping Centre, Wigan, WN1 1PL
Terms & Conditions
Replied: 25th May 2016 at 16:16
Bit odd this one. Closes in June and it's for a Christmas card - so all photos much have already been taken.
"By entering this competition you agree to waiver all rights and financial claims to the image and its use"
Just for entering? You waiver ALL rights? Shared copyright is the norm.
Not for me thanks!
Replied: 27th May 2016 at 22:53
Thanks for pointing that out, Oy, I hadn't fully read the T's & C's
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Photographic Competition 2017 - link
We want to inspire young and old alike to get outdoors with a camera and record how enriching and inspiring gardens and plants can be. Amateur and professional photographers can enter.
Comp runs 26 May 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
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I am showing my ignorance and ineptitude of computing what 's this photobucket thing about? do i download it ? is there any charge incurred?I would really appreciate any assistance whatsoever.
Replied: 13th Jul 2017 at 16:28
Just experimenting with flickr to upload photos.
Butterfly Speckled Wood.
second attempt seems a lot faster than photobucket
im on opera browser so its select your photo, click download icon bottom right, right click size medium then click ,copy link address, then paste on WW as before.
Replied: 26th Jul 2017 at 13:23
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Will someone pleeees help me with this photobucket thingy just what is it's purpose? and would it help Margaret and myself?would dearly like to know about it .
Replied: 2nd Aug 2017 at 19:12
GB those "Please update your account to enable 3rd party hosting" messages you are seeing are adverts from Photobucket, there's nothing you can do about them.
Photobucket was a free image hosting website that allowed us to upload photos to their website to share on other websites. Photobucket have changed their terms so that users now need to pay to have the option to share on other websites. They want over £300 a year I will not be paying that!
If you want to share your photos on here Flickr is hard to beat.
Replied: 2nd Aug 2017 at 20:21
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Just trying a photo post via Flickr....seems to work well ...got it right the second time...😊 ...post your pics folks, let’s rejuvenate this thread...😊👍
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Cape Nelson Lighthouse ...on the Limestone Coast of South Australia....😊
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