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Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:11 pm

Over in the US for 10 days to see the family. Staying in Milford CT. Some pictures from the last few days (after fighting IOS to get the links).

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Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:24 pm

Love the night shot and long exposures Oly. Good to see a new thread up-and-running. Maybe David_itl would like to add his pics to this thread, seeing that the one he posted on yesterday is past it's sell-by date.

My latest batch is a mixed bag, taken on a trip around southern Portugal and Spain:

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Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:28 am

Well done on the photos to both of you.

Braybuddy.

The stair picture, and the modernistic structure. What causes the building in the right side background to appear to be leaning severly?
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Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:50 am

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Well done on the photos to both of you.
What causes the building in the right side background to appear to be leaning severly?

Thank you! The answer is quite simple, and nothing to do with the structure of the building. I simply used a wide angle lens, a photograper's favourite, particularly for architecture shots. It lets you capture more of a scene, so is particularly good for getting large objects into the frame. In doing this, it slightly distorts distances and angles, which can give quite a dramatic effect (another reason for using it).

The structure, by the way, is the Metropol Parasol in Seville, apparently the largest wooden structure in the world. Summer in Seville can be unbearably hot, so it provides welcome shelter from the sun.
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Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:30 pm

bundle of pure joy!

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I should have used a better camera though.....
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Braybuddy wrote:
WarRI1 wrote:
Well done on the photos to both of you.
What causes the building in the right side background to appear to be leaning severly?

Thank you! The answer is quite simple, and nothing to do with the structure of the building. I simply used a wide angle lens, a photograper's favourite, particularly for architecture shots. It lets you capture more of a scene, so is particularly good for getting large objects into the frame. In doing this, it slightly distorts distances and angles, which can give quite a dramatic effect (another reason for using it).

The structure, by the way, is the Metropol Parasol in Seville, apparently the largest wooden structure in the world. Summer in Seville can be unbearably hot, so it provides welcome shelter from the sun.
http://inhabitat.com/metropol-parasol-t ... olparasol1


Now that I asked the question, I do believe I asked it before and you explained it then. :ashamed: Thanks again and keep them coming.
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Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:45 pm

Looking vaguely familiar...

A few from Lyme Park near Manchester taken on the 2nd April. All of my phone... not yet sorted out the photos on my camera

View from the hill going toward "The Cage" and Lyme Hall


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Lyme Hall and the Italian Garden
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Lyme Hall and it's reflection in the lake, with some daffodils in the foreground
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Rhododendrons in the foreground flanking Lyme Hall and it's reflection
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Heading toward the park exit, taking the lower path with "The Cage" on top of the hill
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And one final look at the view
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WarRI1, thanks for the kind comments when I put them on the out of date thread!

Finding it a bit bizarre that I'll be putting my new photos here whilst my Flickr account is getting a steady flow of last years photos in chronological order. Serves me right for not getting up to date over winter.
 
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Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:33 am

Spending some time under the stars...

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Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:13 pm

WarRI1 wrote:
Now that I asked the question, I do believe I asked it before and you explained it then. :ashamed: Thanks again and keep them coming.

No sweat! That was over something else, but the answer was the same. As they say, there are no stupid questions, only answers . . .

As for the rest of the pics, these were taken in Cadiz and Cordoba, including the magnificent Mezquita cathedral:

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Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:38 am

Braybuddy.

Excellent pictures once again. The four pictures after the lady smoking seem to be inside a church almost of Egyptian design or like a Mosque. Why are there no crosses, religious figures? Very unlike here with a Christian influence such as Catholic. Just a thought, impression.
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Braybuddy.Why are there no crosses, religious figures?

Well spotted, and I hadn't noticed. It was originally a small Christian church, then rebuilt as a mosque after the Muslim conquest, then converted back to a Christian church in the 13th century. Pics 5, 6, 7 and 8 were taken in the mosque part, but the third pic was taken looking up at the dome of the Christian extension, which was built in the 17th century. There are crosses and religious figures in both parts, but somehow I managed to miss them all. :eyepopping:

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Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:03 am

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Braybuddy.Why are there no crosses, religious figures?

Well spotted, and I hadn't noticed. It was originally a small Christian church, then rebuilt as a mosque after the Muslim conquest, then converted back to a Christian church in the 13th century. Pics 5, 6, 7 and 8 were taken in the mosque part, but the third pic was taken looking up at the dome of the Christian extension, which was built in the 17th century. There are crosses and religious figures in both parts, but somehow I managed to miss them all. :eyepopping:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosque%E2 ... C3%B3rdoba


Very interesting link. Thanks for that information.
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Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:12 pm

Thanks Braybuddy and WarRI1 (the quotes aren't behaving.)

A few more shots from across the pond.

Imagefullmoon by flyingtiggeruk, on Flickr

Imageghostrunner by flyingtiggeruk, on Flickr

Imagereeds by flyingtiggeruk, on Flickr

Imagenightcar by flyingtiggeruk, on Flickr

Imagemoonmarina by flyingtiggeruk, on Flickr

ImageBoston by flyingtiggeruk, on Flickr

Imagerowers by flyingtiggeruk, on Flickr

Imageshop by flyingtiggeruk, on Flickr

Imagenight seats by flyingtiggeruk, on Flickr

Imagemilfordwaterfall_all by flyingtiggeruk, on Flickr

Slow and fast shutter speeds

Imagemilfordwaterfall_slow by flyingtiggeruk, on Flickr

Imagemilfordwaterfall_fast by flyingtiggeruk, on Flickr

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Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:45 pm

Couple of mini sets - 1st up is Quarry Bank Mill by MAN

Mill and white house
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View across the gardens to the mill
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And from higher up
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Rock strata
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And now yesterday's trip to Rufford Old Hall in Lancashire

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Topiary is one of things to look out for. This is a squirrel
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The hall
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And from a different angle
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One of the suits of armour on display
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Lastly some bluebells
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Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:37 am

I live close to Milbury Conn and Boston. I reside in Rhode island. I am a little further from Lancashire. Never the less, a fine set of pictures of both areas near and far.
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Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:08 pm

Lovely sets of pics up there guys. Things are getting busy this quarter!

It's back to local pics for me this time: it's great to have a stretch in the mornings and evenings, so I've been making the most of the recent good weather:

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Mon May 01, 2017 3:31 pm

Some from Trentham Gardens in the Potteries on 17th April



Pair of black swans, First time I've seen them in the UK not in a zoo.
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Quite a bit of wood sculpture around the lakeside walk. This is a beetle.
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One of the wire fairies
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Metal swans
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Italian garden
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Japanese show garden
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Tulips in front of the balustrading
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The top garden with tulips and parish church
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David_itl wrote:
Some from Trentham Gardens in the Potteries on 17th April

Beautiful gardens, and pics to boot!

I'm halfway though editing pics from a short break to the beautiful city of Porto. Some finished ones:

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Tue May 02, 2017 1:47 am

A fine group of pictures from you guys. I must say the staircase was most unusual. What was the building it was in?
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Cheers! Got flavours of 3 more trips to upload including one photo the National Trust has indicated they want to use on their social media channels. Not too bad for being just a phone photo!
 
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A fine group of pictures from you guys. I must say the staircase was most unusual. What was the building it was in?

Thank you. The staircase is in a remarkable little gem of a bookshop called the Livraria Lello, and is reckoned to be the inspiration for the library in the Harry Potter books. JK Rowling lived in Porto in the '90s and regularly drank coffee there. It has become so popular that you have to buy a ticket to enter, but the cost can be redeemed against any purchases.
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A fine group of pictures from you guys. I must say the staircase was most unusual. What was the building it was in?

Thank you. The staircase is in a remarkable little gem of a bookshop called the Livraria Lello, and is reckoned to be the inspiration for the library in the Harry Potter books. JK Rowling lived in Porto in the '90s and regularly drank coffee there. It has become so popular that you have to buy a ticket to enter, but the cost can be redeemed against any purchases.
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I can certainly believe the story about JK Rowling getting inspired there. It sure looks like a fairy tale staircase and shop. Thanks for the information.
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These are from 22nd April. This is Sizergh Castle near Kendal in the Lake District and were all taken on my phone.

Walking down Nannypie Lane this is the first view you get
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Tulips in front of the castle
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From the lower terrace looking to the castle
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The Dutch Garden
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Rock garden
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Rock garden and castle
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Rock garden and the castle from a different angel
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Daffodils aplenty
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Part 2 of the Porto pics:

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Can't help but feel that girl on the bridge (?) needs to look the other way to see that view!

Still deciding what to put up but in the meantime, one of my photos is being used by the National Trust! Took the photo on 29th April

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23rd April and off to Peveril Castle in the village of Castleton in the Peak District. The actual castle is mostly ruins but the views...

Walking toward the castle and this is the view of part of the Hope Valley
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Getting close to the castle... part of the outer wall
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Now in the actual castle. View from in front of the only bit of the castle that remains
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The keep and one of the castle walls
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The keep
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Looking out of a window in the keep
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Inside the keep
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Coming down the stairs looking at the view
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View of the peaks behind the keep and ruins. Sheer drop to a valley on the other side of the fencing.
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Still deciding what to put up but in the meantime, one of my photos is being used by the National Trust! Took the photo on 29th April

Hope they payed you well! I can see why they picked it, it is a lovely pic.

Back to reality for me. Some pics taken around Dublin, and locally:

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Thanks! It was a rare occasion for me to get a 4G signal so put it as a tweet then they responded after an hour saying they wanted to use it! I got as much as £0.00 for it. First time ever one of my shots has been selected for anything so I thought of letting them have that as a freebie.Should they decide to feature some more then it becomes time for them to stump up (I was entertained by one of my work colleagues today saying maybe they should waive the monthly direct debit for 6 to 12 months after I said i was a member of them - it's only around £5 a month). If I'm being honest, I'm not sure it was the best picture I took that day.
 
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Tue May 16, 2017 1:29 am

Great shots guys.

Braybuddy.

A lovely pair of blue eyes there. I am stumped with that picture of the rings on the white background. That also looks like an Airstream trailer from the US, or very similar anyway.
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Great shots guys.

Braybuddy.

A lovely pair of blue eyes there. I am stumped with that picture of the rings on the white background. That also looks like an Airstream trailer from the US, or very similar anyway.

Thank you! You're right about the Airstream trailer: you see them here now and again, but not for the purpose for which they were intended! They are popular fast food and ice cream shacks at festivals, markets and other pop-up events. The classic design gives them an eye-catching edge!

As for the rings on the white background, look again! You use them several times every day . . . :cheerful:
 
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a fork?

:checkmark: I used a macro lens to focus on the tip of the tines, blurring the rest of the fork. You can just-about make out the shape in the background. Well done!
 
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a fork?

:checkmark: I used a macro lens to focus on the tip of the tines, blurring the rest of the fork. You can just-about make out the shape in the background. Well done!


So easy after it is explained. It all comes clear then, but obviously not before for me. Interesting about the Airstreams being used that way. They are very durable from what I know of them.
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England is such a lovely country to visit in summer. Some pics I liked from a trip across the south of the country, starting with Bristol and Salisbury:

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Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:30 am

Fortunately I didn't have to travel for these, they came to me. All were taken in my garden.

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Collared sparrow-hawk, just after losing its prey to a cat.

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Female red-tailed black-cockatoo, noticeable for its yellow speckles and yellowish tail band. The male is more uniformly black and has a bright red tail band.

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A singing honey-eater finds the branch makes a good chin scratcher.
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Braybuddy.

The clock tower, does that say Smith and Son in place of numbers? The breakfast shot, looks good except for the Sunny side egg, over hard for me. Is the flag at half staff because of the terror attack? I like the reversed E on the sign, eye catching. Good pictures as usual.
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RoySFlying.

Are Cockatoos native to your area, or is this one an escapee? Strange looking creature coloring wise. The hawk looks disgusted for sure. Good pictures.
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Thanks, WarRI1

Yes, these cockatoos are local and there are some closely related species that are similar in appearance. Occasionally I get some more colourful lorikeets and rosellas visiting.
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Braybuddy wrote:
England is such a lovely country to visit in summer. Some pics I liked from a trip across the south of the country, starting with Bristol and Salisbury:


Phone booths !!!!!

I'm not sure where in my city of 75,000 in the USA that I can find a public pay phone. It will surely NOT be in a booth for privacy.

I suppose there would be one in the lobby area of a 14-screen movie theater. And in nearby hospital, train stations and airport.

But they have become rare, virtually obsolete, replaced by personal cell phones (which I don't carry).

Thanks for the display of fine photos.
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29th April and a trip to Tatton Park, First up is the Japanese Garden

Looking toward the Tea Room
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Shinto temple and almond eye bridge. There's now some talk of this being a shrine rather than a temple
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The temple/shrine and the entrance to the Garden
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Now the rest of the estate....

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Overlooking the rock garden and taking in the topiary
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A few bluebells
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Approaching Tatton Hall
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WarRI1 wrote:
The clock tower, does that say Smith and Son in place of numbers? The breakfast shot, looks good except for the Sunny side egg, over hard for me. Is the flag at half staff because of the terror attack? I like the reversed E on the sign, eye catching. Good pictures as usual.

Thank you, and you're right: I only noticed that yesterday! It used to be the premises of W H Smith (a UK bookstore chain -- apparently the first chain store company in the world) but they no longer use that premises in Salisbury, although they have another branch nearby. It is now a Waterstones bookshop. Yes, the flag was at half mast on account of the terrorist attack in Manchester, which had happened a couple of days before. Sadly, it's probably back in that position again this weekend.

Your eagle eye is just as sharp as ever, WarRI1!

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Phone booths !!!!!

I'm not sure where in my city of 75,000 in the USA that I can find a public pay phone. It will surely NOT be in a booth for privacy.

I suppose there would be one in the lobby area of a 14-screen movie theater. And in nearby hospital, train stations and airport.

But they have become rare, virtually obsolete, replaced by personal cell phones (which I don't carry).

Thanks for the display of fine photos.

Thank you, and more to follow shortly . . . :D

UK members on here will be more knowledgeable, but I think the classic red phone boxes are kept in place more for heritage reasons than practical. Some of them are used as ATMs and wifi hotspots, and I would doubt any ones with phones would get much use at all nowadays.
 
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Thanks Braybuddy and all who send in these fine pictures. This is my favorite thread. No politics, nor death and destruction. :checkmark: :checkmark:
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Thanks Braybuddy and all who send in these fine pictures. This is my favorite thread. No politics, nor death and destruction. :checkmark: :checkmark:


:checkmark: Thank you . . . and no bitching or backbiting either :D

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Braybuddy.

I could not agree more about the uncivil discussions which take place in other threads. The picture on the observation deck with the girl and the man. It looks just like a movie scene from a 1950's movie. Like stepping back in time to me. My impression anyway.
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Taken tonight in my local park (Longford Park on the Stretford/Chorlton border in Manchester).

Took the woodcarvers a couple of days to create this as a memorial to the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena bombing,
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WarRI1 wrote:
Braybuddy. The picture on the observation deck with the girl and the man. It looks just like a movie scene from a 1950's movie. Like stepping back in time to me. My impression anyway.

I see where you're coming from: the man's style is straight out of the 1950s and certainly gives that impression, and the black and white reinforces it. I converted it to black and white as the windows, while looking perfectly clear in reality, unfortunately show a green tinge in photographs. This seems to be a common occurance nowadays (possibly a UV filter?), and can really spoil a photograph. Also the floor is covered in a sort of artificial grass which is a vibrant green, which didin't look good in the photo either. Sometimes pictures look much better in black and white, and this was certainly one of them!

The observation deck is on the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, the UK's tallest observation tower:
http://www.visitportsmouth.co.uk/things ... wer-p62043
 
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Re: Non-Av pictures 2017 Q2

Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:15 am

Braybuddy wrote:
WarRI1 wrote:
Braybuddy. The picture on the observation deck with the girl and the man. It looks just like a movie scene from a 1950's movie. Like stepping back in time to me. My impression anyway.

I see where you're coming from: the man's style is straight out of the 1950s and certainly gives that impression, and the black and white reinforces it. I converted it to black and white as the windows, while looking perfectly clear in reality, unfortunately show a green tinge in photographs. This seems to be a common occurance nowadays (possibly a UV filter?), and can really spoil a photograph. Also the floor is covered in a sort of artificial grass which is a vibrant green, which didin't look good in the photo either. Sometimes pictures look much better in black and white, and this was certainly one of them!

The observation deck is on the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, the UK's tallest observation tower:
http://www.visitportsmouth.co.uk/things ... wer-p62043


Thanks for the link. Who would believe it is the same tower/observation deck when viewed in color and then in black and white?
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Re: Non-Av pictures 2017 Q2

Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:39 pm

This thread will soon be coming to a close, so I'll finish with some home-grown pics, including some long exposures and some mixed summer weather:

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