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Title: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on October 10, 2017, 10:02:05 PM
Autumn is beginning to arrive here: the skies are great -

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Post by: Alfie on October 11, 2017, 12:48:50 PM
A nice photo, CK, and a good idea for a thread. I hope to contribute soon.
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 11, 2017, 04:09:23 PM
Raining last night and again this morning:

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Post by: Coolkorat on October 17, 2017, 04:42:55 PM
Ophelia blew through yesterday and ripped a few trees up. Calling it an "ex-hurricane" was very dramatic but very overblown......

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Post by: Coolkorat on October 18, 2017, 04:00:36 PM
Dogfish. Not good eating. This bycatch will end up in lobster pots.

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Post by: Alfie on October 18, 2017, 04:03:08 PM
What kind of fish are they, CK?
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 18, 2017, 04:10:20 PM
What kind of fish are they, CK?

They are Dogfish (or 'Spotted Dogfish'). They have no commercial value; they have to be skinned before filleting and are not a well-flavoured fish. Their numbers are increasing, so removing them is beneficial as they scavange in competition to the vastly more valuable lobsters and crabs.
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 18, 2017, 04:42:57 PM
Alfie - how are you getting along with your new camera? What make is it?

I am really liking the new 'Instagram' button on here: it makes sharing photos so much easier. I link directly back to my personal (and only) Instagram account, but there are plenty of people who create multiple Instagram accounts to separate their personal from professional.

I generally process my photos in Snapseed App. But for the dogfish I used the Olympus Palate app. I also subscribe to Adobe Creative; it is expensive, but probably the most powerful editing/ archiving tool going. I back up everything (and I mean everything; laptop, phone, tablet) to Dropbox on a paid subscription. And I keep careful physical records of my passwords.

I market my photos via EyeEm. I've earned a little money via these guys. The biggest seller is an industrial photo. A friend echoes this: graphic industrial photos sell.

Hope this helps!

CK
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Post by: Alfie on October 18, 2017, 05:15:55 PM
My first contribution to the thread. :)

The city pillar in Phimai

(https://phimai.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/phimai-city-pillar-1.jpg) (https://phimai.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/the-city-pillar-in-phimai)

(https://phimai.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/phimai-city-pillar-2.jpg) (https://phimai.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/the-city-pillar-in-phimai)
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 18, 2017, 05:19:20 PM
Great photos Alfie, and a great time of day to take them - the Golden Hour, just when the light is at its best!
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 23, 2017, 04:29:00 PM
Storm Brian made Saturday a washout. But Sunday was nicer. The first picture is high tide, and unbelievably a surfer was out in that. The coastguard had turned up, but he was perfectly happy: we saw him, board under arm, walking back along the breakwater and promptly jumping back into the melee....




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Post by: Roger on October 24, 2017, 06:02:51 AM
CK - that's a cool new thread Man !

Your pic of Brian and Castletown reminds me of Porthleven in West Cornwall - the harbour wall goes out into the sea similarly and massive seas crash over it when the weather is up. People still walk along the wall taking pics - some years ago a Policeman, his Panda car and a Baby inside were washed off and perished !

What a beautiful place the IoM looks ! Apart from the dogfish - I thought dogfish was sold in F and C shops as 'rock salmon' ? But I could be wrong.

(I'll see if I can find a pic to join in - BUT - on my last day in the UK, Sis and I were trying to copy pics onto her computer from my camera - and we deleted them all on the camera instead. So it could be problematic ! ).

Nice to see you around.
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Post by: Alfie on October 24, 2017, 03:15:25 PM
This week in Phimai.

(https://i.imgur.com/5Jqvw0J.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5DoBJSv.jpg)
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 24, 2017, 05:11:16 PM
CK - that's a cool new thread Man !

Thanks Roger!

Your pic of Brian and Castletown reminds me of Porthleven in West Cornwall - the harbour wall goes out into the sea similarly and massive seas crash over it when the weather is up. People still walk along the wall taking pics - some years ago a Policeman, his Panda car and a Baby inside were washed off and perished !

That's a sad story. A few years ago some boys became trapped at the end of the breakwater in my photo and a police van was bravely driven along the wall to rescue them. Luckily all survivied that. Easy to misjudge an incoming tide in a storm.

What a beautiful place the IoM looks ! Apart from the dogfish - I thought dogfish was sold in F and C shops as 'rock salmon' ? But I could be wrong.

I thought it was rock salmon too, but I Googled it and it appears not. Perhaps it was tested as that but found to be unpopular. These days alternative farmed fish seem to be on the chip shop menu!

(I'll see if I can find a pic to join in - BUT - on my last day in the UK, Sis and I were trying to copy pics onto her computer from my camera - and we deleted them all on the camera instead. So it could be problematic ! )

Try the Instragram option: it is very straightforward. If your camera has wifi you should be able to transfer the pictures to your phone and from there to Instagram.

Nice to see you around.

You too!
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 24, 2017, 05:14:16 PM
This week in Phimai.

If I didn't know these were Thailand I would be convinced they were in the USA! Great photos!
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Post by: waterheart on October 24, 2017, 09:34:14 PM

The Royal cremation ceremony of King Rama 9 at Korat's City Hall.
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 24, 2017, 09:38:10 PM
The cremation of King Rama 9

Beautiful photo WH.
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 27, 2017, 02:49:09 PM
Another one from storm Brian. This is the view towards Spanish Head from Calf Sound. Popular myth has it that 'Spanish Head' is called that because a Spanish Galleon fleeing the Armada defeat was wrecked on the rocks here as others were around the UK coast, notably at Antrim, but there is no evidence to support that this happened here. But the first name Juan (pronounced 'jew-ann') is a very traditional Manx name for boys.

There is a harbour here; the steps are visible (just).

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Post by: Alfie on October 27, 2017, 09:54:32 PM
^ That's a nice photo, CK. You've captured the waves really well.
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 28, 2017, 05:27:29 PM
Sunrise over Douglas Bay. For the first time, the massive wind farm in the Irish Sea was clearly visible a few days ago: you can just see it in this photo (just a hint on the horizon, across to the right). Much clearer are the hills of the Lake District.

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Post by: Coolkorat on November 03, 2017, 05:09:20 PM
Been in that London town this week. The area around Victoria Station has been developed over the last few years:



Then back to the IOM. Sorry, its the Tower of Refuge again... the moon was very photogenic, but using the zoom on the phone has dropped the image quality.

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Post by: Coolkorat on November 06, 2017, 05:10:14 PM
Bonfire Night here last night. Most of the big bonfires and fireworks were on Friday and Saturday (the picture below is from Friday).

p.s. If you click on the photo you should get the bigger, true Instagram version. In the foreground, in the hi-viz jacket, is an IOM plod. Note the white helmet: the IOM police are the only force in the UK to wear white helmets.

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Post by: Coolkorat on November 08, 2017, 05:09:04 PM
Last night my son took his grade 5 music theory exam. I was no help at all. I went and took photos of the shiny chimneys outside....

p.s. please click on the photo for the real version: the forum shows a low-res sample.

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Post by: Anton on November 11, 2017, 08:21:22 AM
In Bangkok, Wat Arun's main tower went through extensive restoration these past years, now completed. According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Arun#History), not everybody likes the new look; but restores say that's as close as possible to the original look. I took this photo yesterday.


(https://i.imgur.com/pbFOgJg.jpg)
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Post by: Alfie on November 11, 2017, 08:31:32 PM
It looks very nice. A lot nicer than when I went to it (many years ago).
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Post by: Anton on November 11, 2017, 09:59:10 PM
It looks very nice. A lot nicer than when I went to it (many years ago).

I agree Alfie, I found it to be much better than before, too. The whole complex as seen from the river is so impressive, especially if with the good light, early morning. The photo above was taken too late, at around 10:30.
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Post by: Roger on November 14, 2017, 06:00:19 AM
Right CK - here's some photos - courtesy of the 'Guardian'.
Includes a couple getting married whilst hanging from a cliff face and one of Pres. Trump with the dreaded Duterte of the Phillippines  ???
A nice Gallery . .

https://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2017/nov/13/a-mountain-wedding-and-trump-in-the-philippines-mondays-best-photos
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Post by: Coolkorat on November 14, 2017, 04:04:43 PM
A nice Gallery . .

Amazing gallery: these 'best pictures' galleries are always great - the NYT has a great one. I particularly like the look on the face of the bride; not sure she thinks this is the most auspicious start to wedded bliss!

The weather here has been terrible for the last few days and restricted my pic taking. So I recycled one from earlier this year and ran it through some filters to give it punch. Sadly it's not my car: my friend sold his business and did rather well from it. He treated himself... This was at a 'supercar' meet; a tasty assortment of exotica turned up, including a wacky Ariel Nomad (http://www.arielmotor.co.uk/nomad/overview/ (http://www.arielmotor.co.uk/nomad/overview/)). Now that's a car for Korat!

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Post by: Coolkorat on November 21, 2017, 04:10:38 PM
The weather is not playing ball here. It is difficult to find good subjects when the light is dull!

This year is one of those milestone years: time for cake and celebrations! (I think the cake shop celebrated: nearly £40 on cake and macarons.....)

[PLEASE REMEMBER TO CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE THE ACTUAL INSTAGRAM VERSION: THE FORUM SHOWS A PREVIEW VERSION]



This was a grab shot on the way back to the car. This is the service alley: to the left are the backs of the hotels on the prom, to the right the backs of the shops on the main shopping street. To me, it embodies the reality of the past of British Victorian seaside towns: make sure the front looks fabulous, and forget what happens at the back.

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Post by: Alfie on November 21, 2017, 09:22:06 PM
Some flowers growing in and floating on a flooded field in Phimai a few weeks ago.
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Post by: Coolkorat on November 24, 2017, 04:22:42 PM
Beautiful picture Alfie
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Post by: Coolkorat on November 24, 2017, 04:28:29 PM
I really like this time of year. Close to the winter equinox: the days are short, the light is limited, but on a good day the effect is beautiful. Taken this morning with my LG G5: the camera glass is cracked again...

P.S. note the moon in this; it wasn't until later that I realised the moon is there!

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Post by: Coolkorat on November 28, 2017, 05:02:41 PM
This is a particularly lovely beach here: a hidden gem.

PLEASE remember to click the photo rather than just look at the forum version. The dreaded algorithms reduce the size you see.



Christmas is in full swing. The tree is about to go up in Castletown. This taken from under the illuminated trees:



Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Alfie on November 28, 2017, 10:51:36 PM
PLEASE remember to click the photo rather than just look at the forum version. The dreaded algorithms reduce the size you see.

It must depend what device you use, CK, or the settings (algorithms?) on it because I get very large pictures on the forum and much smaller ones when I view the same images on Instagram. I'd estimate they are more than three times as big on K-F than on the Instagram pages. I'm using a laptop.
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Post by: Coolkorat on November 28, 2017, 11:08:41 PM
PLEASE remember to click the photo rather than just look at the forum version. The dreaded algorithms reduce the size you see.

It must depend what device you use, CK, or the settings (algorithms?) on it because I get very large pictures on the forum and much smaller ones when I view the same images on Instagram. I'd estimate they are more than three times as big on K-F than on the Instagram pages. I'm using a laptop.

I'm using a laptop too Alfie: I see a bigger picture on the forum but it is a cropped one. I should have been clearer! I need to try with a square dimension Instagram picture to see if this fits. It may be that the Instagram button was written when it was only possible to post square photos to Instagram. What I meant was click the picture to see all the content.
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Post by: Alfie on November 29, 2017, 04:16:04 PM
PLEASE remember to click the photo rather than just look at the forum version. The dreaded algorithms reduce the size you see.

It must depend what device you use, CK, or the settings (algorithms?) on it because I get very large pictures on the forum and much smaller ones when I view the same images on Instagram. I'd estimate they are more than three times as big on K-F than on the Instagram pages. I'm using a laptop.

I'm using a laptop too Alfie: I see a bigger picture on the forum but it is a cropped one.
What I meant was click the picture to see all the content.

The content is identical for me. I can see the full image on K-F. It is not cropped. It is just much larger on the forum.
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Post by: Coolkorat on November 30, 2017, 03:23:23 PM
PLEASE remember to click the photo rather than just look at the forum version. The dreaded algorithms reduce the size you see.

It must depend what device you use, CK, or the settings (algorithms?) on it because I get very large pictures on the forum and much smaller ones when I view the same images on Instagram. I'd estimate they are more than three times as big on K-F than on the Instagram pages. I'm using a laptop.

I'm using a laptop too Alfie: I see a bigger picture on the forum but it is a cropped one.
What I meant was click the picture to see all the content.

The content is identical for me. I can see the full image on K-F. It is not cropped. It is just much larger on the forum.

It must be to do with my screen size then Alfie. Do you see the whole of your image of the flowers in the lake? I get a scroll bar at the bottom of that image and have to move across to see the image.
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Post by: jivvy on November 30, 2017, 04:25:47 PM
I too have a scroll bar on that image
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Post by: Alfie on December 01, 2017, 01:15:17 PM
It must be to do with my screen size then Alfie. Do you see the whole of your image of the flowers in the lake? I get a scroll bar at the bottom of that image and have to move across to see the image.

I get a scroll bar for that image, but only for that image. I also had it another thread so I reduced the size of that image until it went away. I didn't want to do that for my image in this thread although it spoils it a bit. 
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Post by: Alfie on December 02, 2017, 06:54:37 PM
Central Plaza, Korat, looking nice earlier this evening.
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Post by: Alfie on December 04, 2017, 05:18:17 PM
My attempt at photographing the big moon last night. Not as good as I'd hoped.   >:(
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Post by: caller on December 04, 2017, 07:18:35 PM
I got these from the last one.

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4_WbayQ9m26BmReENd2FbPvlQmGIc0LLPUYQ6pXdzgZx-xJC9XBDdZNKAkVl88M6BiedYwIcn4bUN3BLvMGhEiTOow1_E7BOKPEhKCaGLnAQsgsoCn-vuYBLkH9nBw3FVzmvcFr1VdW_Z1C2Rq4b9hMeWCq3QmmuoUnJkDmnc0sKIQ61S5AnAinnK26a_9Qolu7Z5oSJ1jDuAiEy3oQ9TWtXERb2FEXgFGw3DMGTIP8s0xpUYBMhvHLiI2pf67iKYaG506CWrNdH6maT53Ceb3pNoGBajfeO_tHLvDAs7A_JYC1OeckMJBla_rpbN8W1pbwGxbjaVlDgpKBeURCsgqJv30JHjG0dPjGVlZtn7k4TH_84GxAEI3wcM2ne_iN1qk7cE5CPTHp8QuRP9kekLj-kVr2RFJnDQWxbypicq7mXg-WfrpA4g5Un3ZKeyRHMFEzt-bGtP96oMb1PJpe7GUmm95mlyHHK1Dh-9h1uc99vos1Qcz8coDJbc-0MpzQUN07Fk2fmpAj90-h4S4lRcpMvNItIFQnQpGi18BbfG_58ckJfvn0noqQmStTicl19vkUB_iJ-MA6fMhcEeE4BqsCRthj3TanviU9k9w5JjFc=w1359-h905-no)

And a load more besides. Last night all I saw was this:

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Post by: Alfie on December 04, 2017, 11:32:22 PM
^^^ That's a good photo of the moon, caller.

I had another go tonight. It's slightly better than my first attempt but it's still not good.
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Post by: Coolkorat on December 05, 2017, 03:50:38 PM
^^^ That's a good photo of the moon, caller.

It is a great photo: avoiding camera shake is tricky. Brilliant result.
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Post by: Alfie on December 08, 2017, 09:24:08 AM
I like this picture. I think the bokeh (blurred background) enhances what's in the foreground.
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Post by: Coolkorat on December 08, 2017, 04:58:08 PM
I like this picture. I think the bokeh (blurred background) enhances what's in the foreground.

Beautiful photo Alfie; very like a painting. Are you going to have this professionally printed and mounted for hanging? It would be worthwhile.
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Post by: Alfie on December 08, 2017, 08:24:18 PM
I hadn't considered that, CK, but I think it would make a nice framed picture.

I've got another bird photograph that I really like because it looks like an old fashioned book image and I think it would look nice framed.


OK, two photos of the same bird. :)
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Post by: Alfie on January 03, 2018, 10:28:39 AM
Countryside scene. Preparing the fields for a second crop.
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Post by: Coolkorat on January 03, 2018, 04:35:49 PM
Happy New Year to One and All!







This is the brilliant present given to my son by his uncle: a Stirling Engine.

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Post by: Coolkorat on January 03, 2018, 04:57:04 PM
Countryside scene. Preparing the fields for a second crop.

Great pictures Alfie. Did you find anywhere that could print your pictures at high quality? I had a very brief look (and found these people amongst others http://www.superkraft.co/?page_id=201 (http://www.superkraft.co/?page_id=201)) but I am sure there must be local companies. What I cannot find is anywhere that does the same range of options as the UK or US (metal, acrylic etc. like https://uk.whitewall.com/ (https://uk.whitewall.com/)) but they must be available.

Keep posting: I really enjoy seeing them.
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Post by: Coolkorat on January 08, 2018, 04:08:50 PM
Very cold here this weekend, but at least it was sunny!







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Post by: Roger on January 11, 2018, 05:15:26 AM
I always look at pics on this thread and thanks to all who post them.

From the Guardian - some beautiful pics from '5 short hikes'.

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/jan/10/five-gorgeous-short-hikes-in-europe

Included is the walk from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo on Madeira - I've done that return trip many times. I'm prone to vertigo - at first I had to turn back at the bit in the top of that picture - couldn't even crawl past the drop on the right. But managed to get over that. There are tunnels and some ledges whilst hanging onto a wire in places - rock falls demand reroutes around another peak sometimes.

At the top of the Guardian pic - on the right in the cloud, I was close to a ridge early morning as the sun rose. Cloud was rising from the west side of the ridge and the sun rising in the east, I've got that right hopefully ?

For some minutes as I walked the ridge, a circular rainbow was projected through the haze onto the cloud with my shadow in the middle. No camera on board. Fantastic moment.  ;D

Yet another adventure I must repeat before I'm too old !  :(
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Post by: Alfie on January 11, 2018, 10:05:47 AM
Do you own a camera or have a camera on your phone, Roger?
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Post by: Roger on January 12, 2018, 03:15:31 AM
Hi Alfie. I do have a simple camera and a basic phone. As my School Reports used to say - 'could do better'. ATB
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Post by: Alfie on January 12, 2018, 10:36:35 AM
Hi Alfie. I do have a simple camera and a basic phone.

Great. Go and take some photos and show us one or two. I'm sure they'll be interesting for us. :)
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Post by: Coolkorat on January 19, 2018, 04:17:59 PM
After the 'Post a Photo 2017' marathon, I have been slow on the shutter button. The weather really has an impact: limited daylight hours. And we are into the swim season: various swim competitions have kicked-in and soak up time ('scuse the pun!).

This place is a proper traditional ironmonger. Long may it continue!



Sorry this is non-descript: a pier lighthouse. The pier is interesting: it was home to a very broad-gauge railway crane. But behind the lighthouse is the home of Sir William Hillary, founding father of the RNLI and a man worth remembering.

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Post by: Coolkorat on February 01, 2018, 04:52:11 PM
I've been suffering creative block since the end of my (self-imposed) post-a-photo-a-day challenge in 2017. It has proved to be more of a barrier than I anticipated.

So, I have to push through it. And my choice of a subject this year is Food. I follow a wonderful photographer called Tim Clinch who takes amazing photos. Search @clinchpics on Instagram for more. He is worth following. I'd love to get Tim over to Thailand for some workshops if anyone is interested.

Food photography is something everyone can do. And bear in mind it is a useful contribution to social monitoring: taking good photos, and correctly labelling them with a detailed description, place and time adds to a historical timeframe. 

My early effort: some wonderful Sea Bass. From Tesco. I had to gut and clean them, but it just shows how supermarkets are not the evil they may seem: increasingly they actually support local suppliers.

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Post by: Coolkorat on February 05, 2018, 03:32:04 PM
Managed to drag No.1 son out for a walk yesterday. He managed to spend the bulk of it not looking at his phone - perhaps because it was muddy and there was a good chance of falling in a river.

This is the toy-town tourist railway where we walked.

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Post by: Alfie on February 06, 2018, 10:08:20 PM
^^ I'm not usually keen on food photography but that's a great picture of the fish, CK.
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Post by: Coolkorat on February 07, 2018, 03:41:38 PM
^^ I'm not usually keen on food photography but that's a great picture of the fish, CK.

Many thanks, Alfie. Food photography is something I would like to try more. I follow a professional photographer called Tim Clinch. His website and galleries are worth looking at: http://www.timclinchphotography.com/ (http://www.timclinchphotography.com/)
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Post by: Coolkorat on February 13, 2018, 04:40:35 PM




Sorry Alfie!:

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Post by: caller on February 13, 2018, 07:10:51 PM
Great photo's - again  :)
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Post by: Alfie on February 14, 2018, 08:47:30 PM
Yes, more great photos. I really like the railway line shot. I can imagine myslf walking along there. The brownie or chocolate cake looks good too. Does someone still live in the watermill building, CK?
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Post by: Coolkorat on February 14, 2018, 10:20:45 PM
Yes, more great photos.
Many thanks Caller and Alfie; very much appreciated.
I really like the railway line shot. I can imagine myself walking along there.
It's part of a short local line run by enthusiasts that runs along a line originally created for tourism. It leads to a large gully which housed pens containing sea lions and polar bears (hence the name of the engine in an earlier photo). The attraction shut at the start of WW2 and no-one knows the exact fate of the animals. Some speculate they were released, which may be the case for the sea lions. But the polar bears were probably shot....
The brownie or chocolate cake looks good too.
My 8 year old daughter made it, and very good it was too!
Does someone still live in the watermill building?
No, it is all part of the same tourist area as the trains: there is a lovely glen which had bandstands etc. back in the day. This mill was simply a tourist 'folly' and never served any useful purpose beyond entertainment. It is named 'Little Isabella' after the larger, real waterwheel (the Lady Isabella) in Laxey which did have a purpose, pumping out water from the large and deep lead mines in the Laxey valley. The Little Isabella is currently awaiting refurbishment as you can tell by its state of repair, but the location is inaccessible to vehicles making it difficult and expensive.
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Post by: caller on February 16, 2018, 04:40:01 PM
Test. What's the maximum size to use here if storing pics on a hosting site?

(https://s19.postimg.org/9v3oficzn/IMG_0046-050.jpg)
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Post by: Coolkorat on February 16, 2018, 05:19:22 PM
Great picture Caller: another one worth printing and framing.

Which site are you using? I am increasingly using Lightroom for both picture enhancement tool and library (I have the CC version running on my laptop and mobile) and then export to Instagram. I have a Flickr account but rarely use it. The Adobe subscription model is pricey but you do get Photoshop and I am hoping they expand this to include their video editing package in the future even though I do not do any video currently: it seems to be the way the world is moving!

I may be incorrect but I think the image upload size is set by the Admin. Presumably, this is so forums with image-heavy posts do not have excessive bandwidth issues.


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Post by: caller on February 16, 2018, 09:03:37 PM
Great picture Caller: another one worth printing and framing.

Which site are you using? I am increasingly using Lightroom for both picture enhancement tool and library (I have the CC version running on my laptop and mobile) and then export to Instagram. I have a Flickr account but rarely use it. The Adobe subscription model is pricey but you do get Photoshop and I am hoping they expand this to include their video editing package in the future even though I do not do any video currently: it seems to be the way the world is moving!

I may be incorrect but I think the image upload size is set by the Admin. Presumably, this is so forums with image-heavy posts do not have excessive bandwidth issues.

I use picasa and google. But a couple of months back after the last big windows update, I couldn't, with the exception of one watch forum I belong to, add photos to any forum, using the image icon as above, which most forums use. I have been told this is a browser issue (in this case Edge) and nothing to do with google. Apparently, firefox has the same issue. But today someone recommended postimage.org which has been designed to get around this problem and it works, as my pic shows. I'll only use it as a conduit to post photos on forums, but it's good to have. It's important as watch forums don't allow attachments as they are photo heavy and the bandwidth needed would be astronomical.

Using the attach facility means too much messing around with re-sizing pics, which I can't be bothered with. One forum I use automatically re-sizes photos however they are added.

Edit, the above photo was reduced from it's original size, as that caused a space window to appear. Post image has simple to use options to reduce pics to various monitor sizes.
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Post by: caller on February 16, 2018, 11:02:34 PM
Sorry, bear with me, different shaped pic, so still testing!

Hmm, seems I am stuck between this first size for a 15 inch monitor (mine is 14") or 640x480, which is maybe too small?

(https://s19.postimg.org/n1pg3kz1v/IMG_0766.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.org/iihsvte9v/IMG_0766.jpg)

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Post by: Administrator on February 17, 2018, 01:38:02 PM
What's the maximum size to use here if storing pics on a hosting site?

I may be incorrect but I think the image upload size is set by the Admin.

The current settings for attachments are:

Max attachment size per post: 900kb
Max size per attachment: 450kb
Max number of attachments per post: 3

Maximum width of thumbnails: 925
Maximum height of thumbnails: 925

I assume the 925 figure refers to pixels.
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Post by: Coolkorat on February 19, 2018, 04:30:07 PM
Caller: the square format works perfectly. The 640x480 for the rectangular does seem small (but perfectly acceptable).

I am going to do some testing trying to use Admins settings to see what happens.
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Post by: Coolkorat on February 19, 2018, 05:52:40 PM
Export of images from Lightroom CC resized to 925 pixels on the long edge.
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Post by: Coolkorat on February 19, 2018, 05:57:40 PM
And again:

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Post by: Coolkorat on February 19, 2018, 09:41:47 PM
Some adjustments to the beach/ castle photo:

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Post by: caller on February 20, 2018, 01:07:06 AM
Wat Ban Rai, Dan Khun Thot, Korat. I played around with this one!

(https://s19.postimg.org/94s1hpbrn/IMG_0324.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: Coolkorat on February 20, 2018, 04:00:18 PM
Great photo caller: another worth printing (although you might also consider creating a photobook and tie the photo to a story: I find it both interesting and informative to read personal experiences).

What might seem mundane is often insightful if the observer distils their impressions and reactions into a short essay. Roger has done this a few times, and I always enjoy reading what he says.

And I would echo those who miss Anton's posts: they were often very informative and interesting - please post again Anton!
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Post by: Roger on March 19, 2018, 04:13:28 AM
I enjoyed this photo montage in the DT - graveyards full of aircraft.
Jumbo's, DC10's et al plus B52's, Hercules etc. etc. 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/galleries/where-planes-go-to-die--extraordinary-aircraft-boneyards/

I wonder why most of these 'scraps' have not been recycled ?  ???
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Post by: Coolkorat on March 19, 2018, 05:28:30 PM
Chilly day yesterday!
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Post by: Coolkorat on March 19, 2018, 05:34:53 PM
I wonder why most of these 'scraps' have not been recycled?  ???

In one of the picture captions, it says that it is a combination of long-term storage of aircraft that may return to service (more the military I assume), gradual reclamation of parts to be recycled into existing flying aircraft, and dismantling. I guess they take their time given how much each 'plane costs! And perhaps there is also an issue with potentially putting too much aluminium into the market and depressing the price.
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Post by: Alfie on March 20, 2018, 04:44:36 PM
Three hungry mouths.
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Post by: Coolkorat on March 20, 2018, 04:47:42 PM
Beautiful picture Alfie.

Did you find a good quality printer in Korat? A picture like that needs to be printed on acrylic and put on a display wall.
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Post by: Coolkorat on March 27, 2018, 03:40:36 PM
Spring has sprung here:

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Post by: Coolkorat on March 27, 2018, 05:11:47 PM
The Pink Lady Food Photography Competition shortlist entries are here: https://www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com/pink-lady-food-photographer-shortlist-2018/ (https://www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com/pink-lady-food-photographer-shortlist-2018/)
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Post by: Roger on March 27, 2018, 05:28:00 PM
CK. The IoM looks just too beautiful.  :)
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Post by: Coolkorat on March 27, 2018, 09:55:41 PM
CK. The IoM looks just too beautiful.  :)

It's not half bad when the sun shines! But when its cold, grey and wet it is not nearly so appealing!
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Post by: Coolkorat on April 01, 2018, 06:36:36 PM
We were invited to a 'Stories and Storytellers' evening on Friday, in a Viking longhouse that has been recreated on a hillside in the middle of the island. Sitting around the fire, we were regaled with Norse sagas and spooky ghost tales. It was very good, but cold and VERY smoky inside!

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Post by: Coolkorat on April 01, 2018, 06:37:44 PM
More from Friday:
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Post by: Alfie on April 02, 2018, 04:04:05 PM
Nice pics again, CK.

Is that Snaefell in the background?

(http://korat-farang.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9297.0;attach=6029;image)
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Post by: Coolkorat on April 02, 2018, 06:37:55 PM
Nice pics again, CK. Is that Snaefell in the background?

Thanks Alfie!

No, the peak is Beinn-y-Phott, a couple of miles south of Snaefell. You can just make out a line running across it: this is the 'Royal Route', an ancient road running north to south down the island. Out of shot to the right this road passes one of the four Tynwald sites, the Viking assemblies that date back over 1000 years (the IOM has the oldest continuous parliament in the world, and was also the first place to adopt universal suffrage decades before the rest of the UK).
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Post by: Coolkorat on April 02, 2018, 06:45:00 PM
Beautiful sunny day yesterday. Today, lashing rain....

These are from Laxey beach.

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Post by: caller on April 02, 2018, 08:26:22 PM
Great pics and stories!  :)
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Post by: Coolkorat on April 11, 2018, 08:50:49 PM
Monday evening was beautiful, so decided to have a stroll around the block whilst No.1 son was at swim practice:

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Post by: Coolkorat on April 11, 2018, 08:59:02 PM
Eventually, got back to Castletown:

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Post by: Alfie on April 11, 2018, 09:06:41 PM
Nice pics again, CK.

I like the colours in these two photos. The orange, yellow and green highlights look great against the mass of grey and blue-grey. 

(http://korat-farang.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9297.0;attach=6058;image)

(http://korat-farang.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9297.0;attach=6060;image)
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Post by: Coolkorat on April 12, 2018, 02:28:58 AM
Thanks, Alfie: the view towards Castletown that you liked was also popular on Instagram!
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Post by: Coolkorat on April 19, 2018, 05:11:55 PM
No. 1 son was swimming again last night: swimming is one of the 'key sports' identified as medal potentials by Isle of Man Sports. Sport is very methodical and somewhat ruthless these days.....

It was a lovely evening though: got a quick 9km in. The climb up Peel Hill was a real killer....

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Post by: Coolkorat on April 19, 2018, 05:14:10 PM
Most of the emergency services are volunteers: Wednesday is training night for both the fire brigade and the RNLI. The boat was out when I went past, and not in sight in the bay.

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Post by: caller on April 19, 2018, 05:59:30 PM
Great pics again. I particularly like the one taken at dusk across the bay.
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Post by: Alfie on April 19, 2018, 09:40:38 PM
Yes, more great pics.

CK, your photos have inspired me to add visiting the Isle of Man to my bucket list. 
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Post by: Coolkorat on April 20, 2018, 03:38:16 PM
Thanks Caller and Alfie! The IOM is lovely when the sun shines, and we are now only 34 days from the start of TT 2018 when the Island really comes to life!
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Post by: Coolkorat on April 20, 2018, 05:00:46 PM
Caller, there is a story to add to the photo of Peel Castle:

The Myth of the Moddey Dhoo

In the days when Charles II was King in England, and Charles, Earl of Derby, was King in Mann, Peel Castle was always garrisoned by soldiers [note, sometime in the 1660's]. The guard room was just inside the great entrance of the castle and a passage used to lead from it, through one of the old churches, to the Captain of the Guard's Room. At the end of the day one of the soldiers would lock the castle gates and carry the key through the dark passage to the Captain. The soldiers used to take turns to do this.

About this time a big black dog with rough curly hair was seen, sometimes in one room, next time in a different room. He did not belong to anyone there and apparently, no one knew anything about him. But every night, when the candles were lighted in the guard room and the fire was burning bright, he would come down the dark passage and lay himself down by the hearth. He made no sound but lay there until the break of day, when he would then get up and disappear into the passage.

The soldiers were at first terrified of him but after some time they were used to the sight of him and lost some of their fear, though they still looked upon him as something more than mortal. Whilst he was in the room the men were quiet and sober, and no bad words were spoken. When the hour came to carry the key to the Captain, two of them would always go together - no man would face the dark passage alone.

One night, however, one foolish fellow had drunk more than was good for him and he began to brag and boast that he was not afraid of the dog. It was not his turn to take the keys, but to show how brave he was, he said that he would take them alone. He dared the dog to follow him.

'Let him come,' he shouted, laughing; 'I'll see whether he be dog or devil!' His friends were terrified and tried to hold him back, but he snatched up the keys and went out into the passage. The Black Dog slowly got up from before the fire and followed him.

There was a deathly silence in the guard room; no sound was heard but the dashing of the waves on the steep rocks of the Castle Islet.

After a few minutes, there came from the dark passage the most unearthly screams and howls, but not a soldier dared to move to see what was going on. They looked at each other in horror.

Presently they heard steps and the rash fellow came back into the room. His face was ghastly pale and twisted with fear. He spoke not a word, then or afterwards. In three days he was dead and nobody ever knew what had happened to him that fearful night. The Black Dog has never been seen again.
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Post by: Coolkorat on April 20, 2018, 05:03:41 PM
Caller, there is a story to add to the photo of Peel Castle:

The Myth of the Moddey Dhoo

In the days when Charles II was King in England, and Charles, Earl of Derby, was King in Mann, Peel Castle was always garrisoned by soldiers. The guard room was just inside the great entrance of the castle and a passage used to lead from it, through one of the old churches, to the Captain of the Guard's Room. At the end of the day one of the soldiers would lock the castle gates and carry the key through the dark passage to the Captain. The soldiers used to take turns to do this.

About this time a big black dog with rough curly hair was seen, sometimes in one room, next time in a different room. He did not belong to anyone there and apparently, no one knew anything about him. But every night, when the candles were lighted in the guard room and the fire was burning bright, he would come down the dark passage and lay himself down by the hearth. He made no sound but lay there until the break of day, when he would then get up and disappear into the passage.

The soldiers were at first terrified of him but after some time they were used to the sight of him and lost some of their fear, though they still looked upon him as something more than mortal. Whilst he was in the room the men were quiet and sober, and no bad words were spoken. When the hour came to carry the key to the Captain, two of them would always go together - no man would face the dark passage alone.

One night, however, one foolish fellow had drunk more than was good for him and he began to brag and boast that he was not afraid of the dog. It was not his turn to take the keys, but to show how brave he was, he said that he would take them alone. He dared the dog to follow him.

'Let him come,' he shouted, laughing; 'I'll see whether he be dog or devil!' His friends were terrified and tried to hold him back, but he snatched up the keys and went out into the passage. The Black Dog slowly got up from before the fire and followed him.

There was a deathly silence in the guard room; no sound was heard but the dashing of the waves on the steep rocks of the Castle Islet.

After a few minutes, there came from the dark passage the most unearthly screams and howls, but not a soldier dared to move to see what was going on. They looked at each other in horror.

Presently they heard steps and the rash fellow came back into the room. His face was ghastly pale and twisted with fear. He spoke not a word, then or afterwards. In three days he was dead and nobody ever knew what had happened to him that fearful night. The Black Dog has never been seen again.

p.s. this story is written in texts in various places around the Irish Sea. Talking to a renowned scholar of Viking tales, it is now believed this tale relates to the first recorded incidence of Rabies on the Isle of Man...
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Post by: Coolkorat on April 23, 2018, 10:08:22 PM
A little more subdued than intended:

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Post by: Coolkorat on April 30, 2018, 07:17:41 PM
Another balmy spring afternoon on Sunday:

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Post by: Coolkorat on May 04, 2018, 05:26:53 PM
Wednesday is training day (as are most days). I walked as per usual, but took a much more complex route. Anyone who uses Strava App can follow: let me know and I'll post my user name! Very tough climb up Peel Hill, and I met the hardcore fell runners on the way!

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Post by: Coolkorat on May 14, 2018, 04:11:09 PM
Three more from this weekend. The 'abstract' is the side of a lifeboat with the lists of rescues painted on boards reflected in the paint. I couldn't believe this boat was 25 years old. It looked new. It is a Mersey-class boat capable of 15 knots. Due to be replaced next year by a Shannon-class boat capable of 28 knots: speedboat fast in heavy seas.... Living by the sea, and travelling by ferry regularly, I am an admirer and supporter of the RNLI. They do great work and are all volunteers prepared to risk their lives to save others. The way they keep their boat shows the pride and commitment they have.

The red brick building is, almost unbelievably, the police station. Those Victorians didn't mess around. No concrete bunkers for them.

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Post by: Coolkorat on May 23, 2018, 08:02:41 PM
A cruise ship in the bay.
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Post by: Coolkorat on May 24, 2018, 09:30:31 PM
We have a huge cock problem. Every car park seems to have a load of cocks poking their heads into everything.

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Post by: Coolkorat on May 31, 2018, 07:16:39 PM
The fishing boats were arriving last night. They fish (rather, dredge) for scallops: Queen scallops, little delights that fetch amazing prices. People come to the IOM expecting wonderful fish, but find it hard to find, unlike great meat. It is purely down to market demand. The seafood is exported immediately, to markets from Spain to Japan. We get none of the good stuff. Those tales of talking to the fishermen and getting fresh fish direct from the boat? forget it. They'll get x10 what you offer from the wholesaler.
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Post by: Coolkorat on June 01, 2018, 05:03:24 PM
Three more from Wednesday:

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Post by: jivvy on June 01, 2018, 06:57:28 PM
Thanks CK for the photo of the Isetta Bubble car.
I used to have a two tone green one in my early twenties,  ahh those were the days!!!
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Post by: Coolkorat on June 01, 2018, 07:19:51 PM
I used to have an Isetta Bubble car. Two-tone green one in my early twenties,  ahh those were the days!!!

This one is red Jivvy:

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Post by: Roger on June 01, 2018, 09:15:01 PM
My GF then Missis around '67, had a Goggomobile 500 !
I had to change a kingpin and it took me a week . . .
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Post by: sfs on June 02, 2018, 12:23:50 AM
And the registration letters (UH) are what used to be issued in my hometown Cardiff.
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Post by: Roger on June 02, 2018, 05:51:34 AM
This little beauty has 4 wheels !
Up to 50 mph . . . Sheer luxury  8)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goggomobil
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Post by: Coolkorat on June 10, 2018, 05:41:35 PM
The last two weeks have seen fantastic weather here:

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Post by: Roger on June 10, 2018, 09:05:27 PM
CK. Sometimes you really hack me off !
Those pics again just lovely.
The real issue is - I.o.M. looks equal to my beloved Cornwall.
To which I'm off tomorrow.
Pip pip !
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Post by: Coolkorat on June 10, 2018, 09:40:06 PM
CK. Sometimes you really hack me off !
Those pics again just lovely.
The real issue is - I.o.M. looks equal to my beloved Cornwall.
To which I'm off tomorrow.
Pip pip !

Thanks Roger! The last two weeks have been amazing, but Cornwall has a distinct edge on the weather and whilst we have some lovely beaches, sadly nothing to compare. Perhaps it's no coincidence that there is a strong celtic connection between the 'nations' farthest from London.

Have a safe trip, and enjoy!

CK
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Post by: Coolkorat on July 09, 2018, 08:17:22 PM
We have had the best weather for decades, with non-stop sunshine. Amazing.

This last weekend, we went to find the wreck of the Fleetwood trawler "Pasages" (this the correct spelling for the boat!). Beached and wrecked in 1931, what remains is haunting. Worth the 6.5km walk.

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Post by: Coolkorat on July 11, 2018, 05:48:01 PM
Another from the wreck of the Pasages:

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Post by: Coolkorat on September 10, 2018, 09:59:29 PM
Thanks for the prompt Alfie: I've been slow to post!
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Post by: Coolkorat on September 10, 2018, 10:28:51 PM
Some more:....
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Post by: Coolkorat on September 10, 2018, 10:32:08 PM
and more...
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Post by: dereklev on September 11, 2018, 07:04:38 AM
Great photos are they all of the IOM?
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Post by: Coolkorat on September 11, 2018, 03:23:42 PM
Great photos are they all of the IOM?

Yes D, all the Isle of Man. From the first post, it is Port Erin bay, and then the view from a neolithic stone circle southwards. The later ones are Ramsey (in the north) taken on Saturday morning. The swing bridge dates from the late C19th, and the town only recently repaid the loan taken out to pay for it. 100 years ago Ramsey was a thriving commercial port and it was possible to board a boat that would go onwards to South Africa - there were mines on the IOM then, and miners went off to the lure of gold and diamonds. Now the bridge is a relic, and frankly pointless. But I am glad it remains and hasn't been replaced with a concrete modern version. There are a number of derelict shops and houses; sad, because there are also brand new housing estates surrounding the town so no shortage of money. Sign of the times. I was amazed to see the pigeons living in the shop window.
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Post by: caller on September 11, 2018, 07:40:08 PM
You're a very talented photographer CK. I hadn't looked in for a while and your pics from June on are stunning. I love the sunset pic from the 10th June, especially the light this side of the headland. Great stuff!
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Post by: Coolkorat on September 11, 2018, 09:32:46 PM
Thanks Caller. It is genuinely gratifying when someone gives praise, and I am both thankful and grateful to you for your kind words. Thank you very much, I sincerely appreciate it.
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Post by: Roger on September 12, 2018, 09:00:38 AM
Hi CK.
The 2 landscapes in your Reply 120 are lovely. Well done.
I thought the other photos might be Wigan or somewhere - it's not ALL billionaire's mansions on the I.O.M. then  ;)
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Post by: Coolkorat on September 12, 2018, 04:42:21 PM
Hi CK.
The 2 landscapes in your Reply 120 are lovely. Well done.
I thought the other photos might be Wigan or somewhere - it's not ALL billionaire's mansions on the I.O.M. then  ;)

Thanks Roger! Yes, not all billionaires mansions by a long way although ironically in the picture of the stone circle you can see John Whittaker's mansion. He is a genuine billionaire!
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Post by: Roger on October 01, 2018, 07:05:08 PM
Never 'eard of Pieter Bruegel the Flemish painter before, (to my shame probably), but I glanced at this article and I thought some of the paintings were amazing. Worth a look if you have time.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/01/pieter-bruegel-the-elder-review-kunsthistorisches-museum-vienna

Paintings not photos - I hope that's alright with you Guys with the Kodak Brownies 

;)
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 01, 2018, 10:03:30 PM
Never 'eard of Pieter Bruegel the Flemish painter before, (to my shame probably), but I glanced at this article and I thought some of the paintings were amazing. Worth a look if you have time.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/01/pieter-bruegel-the-elder-review-kunsthistorisches-museum-vienna

Paintings not photos - I hope that's alright with you Guys with the Kodak Brownies 

;)

Lowry didn't invent it then!
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 01, 2018, 11:36:15 PM
Some recents:
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 16, 2018, 03:15:29 PM
Autumn is firmly with us here: the leaves are piling up and no.1 daughter is collecting conkers for the annual conker competition.

These are Peel in the evening: the castle and prom. In the bottom corner of the last picture is someone fishing in the sea. I thought some madman was swimming at first. I walked along the prom a few months ago and saw a huge sea trout leap into the air. I told a pal who fishes, and often goes out in a kayak seafishing. He told me about a time he and some friends were kayaking and watched a basking shark leap out of the water. Given they are bigger than a car that must have been something to see. He got a large sea bass a week or two ago; that went back in.

Fishermen are not allowed to keep salmon or sea trout: they have to be returned to the water. Good marine management means the Island has good fish reserves, but all the best fish are exported to Billingsgate to get top prices in the London market.

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Post by: Coolkorat on October 16, 2018, 04:02:43 PM
Two more: first my attempt at food photography. An old-school prawn cocktail, very 1980's. I gave the Marie Rose sauce a kick with some chilli and cayenne pepper.

The second is a view south from Port Erin. On the horizon are the mountains of Snowdonia, with the highest being Snowdon itself https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowdon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowdon)
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Post by: dereklev on October 21, 2018, 06:26:00 AM
Great photos as always CK.

The old school Prawn Cocktail looks yummy.
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Post by: Coolkorat on October 21, 2018, 05:33:17 PM
Great photos as always CK.

The old school Prawn Cocktail looks yummy.

Many thanks DL. I did enjoy the prawn cocktail: shredded lettuce, nice King Prawns (from Thailand, as they all seem to be) and homemade Marie Rose. Quick and easy but the kids won't eat it, which is odd as it was always one of favorites when I was young!

I'm struggling a little to take photos at the moment: when my son does swim training it is still dark (5.30am). By the time I take them to school the sun is rising and it can look spectacular but I am driving! Then I'm in work.....

But I'm pleased with the new phone (a Huawei P20 Pro). The camera is great. It has a particularly good Night mode which uses all three cameras to capture really detailed pictures. I've always thought Thailand often looks better in the evening than during the day, when the light is too harsh. Unless you are Steve Coupland and live somewhere with lovely bucolic vistas and the skills to catch them when the light is just right! (see https://www.facebook.com/pg/sitaroundalot/photos/?ref=page_internal (https://www.facebook.com/pg/sitaroundalot/photos/?ref=page_internal))

CK
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Post by: Roger on October 23, 2018, 06:49:20 AM
A square iceberg in Antartica, noted by DX yesterday as 5800 square km, (say 100km by 58km), is now noted as 1 mile wide  :( 

So it ain't 5800 square km ! Get it right DX  :o  But still a fascinating pic . . . .

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6304057/Mystery-massive-mile-wide-monolith-iceberg.html
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: caller on October 23, 2018, 07:59:04 PM
Great photos again CK! Love the one with Snowdonia in the background.
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Roger on October 24, 2018, 05:46:59 AM
Correction above, to Reply 136. Good ole' DX . . .
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on October 24, 2018, 02:52:31 PM
Great photos again CK! Love the one with Snowdonia in the background.

Thanks Caller! The light must have been in the ideal direction that day: it was even clearer to the naked eye.

The Walney offshore wind farm is often visible to the east of the island: those wind turbines are giant things.
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on October 29, 2018, 08:26:44 PM
Early start this Saturday, in time to catch the sunrise:

Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on October 29, 2018, 08:27:40 PM
And some more:

Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on October 29, 2018, 08:33:07 PM
These from the south, at a place called The Chasms (because there are deep chasms in the rock, running to a very high cliff):

Title: Fire in the Sky
Post by: Calm Waters on November 06, 2018, 02:46:12 PM
(https://ibb.co/mpkLsq)
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Roger on November 06, 2018, 04:01:49 PM
Hello CW. Welcome to the Forum. I'm sure that's a lovely photo, but I can't see it.

Like the name btw. Now we have a 'Cool' and a 'Calm' - that's good. Sometimes we need lotsa that on 'ere  ;)
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Calm Waters on November 06, 2018, 05:07:26 PM
Hi Roger.

Finally made it!  The forum looks very busy (especially the topic on Trump  ;)).  I've been doing a lot of photography lately and would like to converse with others that share the art.

Cheers
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Calm Waters on November 06, 2018, 05:10:00 PM
Test.  Let' see if this works. If it does.  Click on the pic to get a higher resolution view.

(https://ibb.co/mpkLsq)
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Calm Waters on November 06, 2018, 05:26:33 PM
These from the south, at a place called The Chasms (because there are deep chasms in the rock, running to a very high cliff):

Beautiful photos and composition! You have some stunning shots here.  Anxious to see more of your photos.  I got into the art about four years ago.  Since then, I've gradually upgraded my gear, etc.  Currently shooting with the Nikon D850. Lenses.  I have the Nikon trinity (all latest versions of the three), an 85mm 1.4 Nikkor, and 105mm Nikkor Micro.  I have to say, the new versions of the 24-70mm and 70-200mm Nikkor are simply amazing.  Definitely worth the bucks.  I paid 2,500 dollars for the 24-70 and close to 3,000 for the 70-200 and they were worth every penny of that. I'm still on the fence as to whether I should keep my Nikkor 14-24 2.8 and try out the new Tamron 15-30mm G2, which according to most reviews, blows away the Nikkor wide angle 14-24, and it has VR which the Nikkor does not.  Decisions decisions.
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on November 06, 2018, 05:43:10 PM
These from the south, at a place called The Chasms (because there are deep chasms in the rock, running to a very high cliff):

Beautiful photos and composition! You have some stunning shots here.  Anxious to see more of your photos.  I got into the art about four years ago.  Since then, I've gradually upgraded my gear, etc.  Currently shooting with the Nikon D850. Lenses.  I have the Nikon trinity (all latest versions of the three), an 85mm 1.4 Nikkor, and 105mm Nikkor Micro.  I have to say, the new versions of the 24-70mm and 70-200mm Nikkor are simply amazing.  Definitely worth the bucks.  I paid 2,500 dollars for the 24-70 and close to 3,000 for the 70-200 and they were worth every penny of that. I'm still on the fence as to whether I should keep my Nikkor 14-24 2.8 and try out the new Tamron 15-30mm G2, which according to most reviews, blows away the Nikkor wide angle 14-24, and it has VR which the Nikkor does not.  Decisions decisions.

Thanks! I really enjoy getting out and shooting, but with the autumn light it's proving difficult.

That's a great set of gear you've got! I have a Fuji X-Pro2 with 23mm f1.4, Samyang 15mm f2 and a Leica 50mm on a Fuji adapter. I very rarely use the 50mm. I swapped to the X-Pro2 from a Fuji X-T1 and regret it: the lauded viewfinder is not easy to use with glasses. I'm also keen to try full frame (like your 850): both Nikon and Canon have launched full frame mirrorless but they are larger than the equivalent Sony mirrorless and I really value the compact size of the Fuji. However all these cameras are eye-poppingly expensive and I would need to get new lenses, so I'll stick with the Fuji for the moment!

Looking forward to seeing your pictures!
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Calm Waters on November 08, 2018, 05:50:02 AM
These from the south, at a place called The Chasms (because there are deep chasms in the rock, running to a very high cliff):

Beautiful photos and composition! You have some stunning shots here.  Anxious to see more of your photos.  I got into the art about four years ago.  Since then, I've gradually upgraded my gear, etc.  Currently shooting with the Nikon D850. Lenses.  I have the Nikon trinity (all latest versions of the three), an 85mm 1.4 Nikkor, and 105mm Nikkor Micro.  I have to say, the new versions of the 24-70mm and 70-200mm Nikkor are simply amazing.  Definitely worth the bucks.  I paid 2,500 dollars for the 24-70 and close to 3,000 for the 70-200 and they were worth every penny of that. I'm still on the fence as to whether I should keep my Nikkor 14-24 2.8 and try out the new Tamron 15-30mm G2, which according to most reviews, blows away the Nikkor wide angle 14-24, and it has VR which the Nikkor does not.  Decisions decisions.

Thanks! I really enjoy getting out and shooting, but with the autumn light it's proving difficult.

That's a great set of gear you've got! I have a Fuji X-Pro2 with 23mm f1.4, Samyang 15mm f2 and a Leica 50mm on a Fuji adapter. I very rarely use the 50mm. I swapped to the X-Pro2 from a Fuji X-T1 and regret it: the lauded viewfinder is not easy to use with glasses. I'm also keen to try full frame (like your 850): both Nikon and Canon have launched full frame mirrorless but they are larger than the equivalent Sony mirrorless and I really value the compact size of the Fuji. However all these cameras are eye-poppingly expensive and I would need to get new lenses, so I'll stick with the Fuji for the moment!

Looking forward to seeing your pictures!

Nice gear as well!  What version of that Leica lens do you have?  Agree, about the blown out skies lately.  I love the D850 for it being so versatile.  I considered Sony in the past, but I have too much invested in Nikkor glass.  I'm somewhat disappointed that the new mirrorless Nikon has only one memory slot. Fuji is very nice and I've considered picking one up as well.
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Calm Waters on November 08, 2018, 05:52:01 AM
Gonna try post a link with a photo.  Click on the photo for a better resolution..but not that much better.  I'll send you a link to my flickr which displays photos much better.  Some sunsets from my trip to Hawaii a week ago.

(https://preview.ibb.co/npjsQA/DSC6987.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jEQcsq)

(https://preview.ibb.co/dCstyV/DSC6959.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fjSRJV)

(https://preview.ibb.co/mCsJyV/DSC6515.jpg) (https://ibb.co/eOvGkA)

(https://preview.ibb.co/co52sq/DSC6616.jpg) (https://ibb.co/h4RWkA)

(https://preview.ibb.co/mXxRJV/Forever-yours.jpg) (https://ibb.co/j5M8Xq)
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on November 08, 2018, 03:51:59 PM
Wow, great pictures CW. The difference when you click on them is noticeable. The Nikon has such a wide dynamic range and you can see it in the colours.

My Leica lens is a Summilux-M 1:1.4/50. I have a M6 body (with the .85 viewfinder). I also had a Contax T2 which I sold a couple of years ago, and which is now a cult camera! Probably worth double or triple what I sold it for!

I think you're right to stick with the Nikon and keep the Nikkor lenses: Nikon will keep refining the new mirrorless and the D850 has years of life in it. I'm sure the next version will have twin card slots, although I have these on the X-Pro2 and never use more than one. But with video becoming more important I can see the need for twin slots (and I have had cards corrupt).
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: rdrokit on November 08, 2018, 07:12:33 PM
Don't do much photography anymore even though I majored in it in college. Probably because I don't travel very much anymore. Did shoot this one the other day when I was walking the dogs in the morning, Shot with my smart phone. Almost embarrassed to say that. lol


Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on November 08, 2018, 08:55:18 PM
Great photo: I'd like to see a black and white version too. Don't disparage your smartphone. Tim Clinch (Google him) has shot commissions with his phone.

It's a great photo with very good composition. Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Calm Waters on November 09, 2018, 05:35:45 AM
Wow, great pictures CW. The difference when you click on them is noticeable. The Nikon has such a wide dynamic range and you can see it in the colours.

My Leica lens is a Summilux-M 1:1.4/50. I have a M6 body (with the .85 viewfinder). I also had a Contax T2 which I sold a couple of years ago, and which is now a cult camera! Probably worth double or triple what I sold it for!

I think you're right to stick with the Nikon and keep the Nikkor lenses: Nikon will keep refining the new mirrorless and the D850 has years of life in it. I'm sure the next version will have twin card slots, although I have these on the X-Pro2 and never use more than one. But with video becoming more important I can see the need for twin slots (and I have had cards corrupt).

You're making me jealous now!  How is the X-pro2?  I was considering picking up a slightly used one.  Agree about video.  Unfortunately, this is where the D850 doesn't shine too bright.

Also, I figured if I put a link to a photo it will save board space, and if a member wants to see a higher resolution, they can simply click on the photo.

Cheers
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Calm Waters on November 09, 2018, 05:43:44 AM
Don't do much photography anymore even though I majored in it in college. Probably because I don't travel very much anymore. Did shoot this one the other day when I was walking the dogs in the morning, Shot with my smart phone. Almost embarrassed to say that. lol

Hi Rd!  There is no shame in using a smart phone to take photos.  In fact, some of them are frankly, quite amazing, and given that a lot of people typically view photos online, most of the resolutions are quite acceptable.  Only the photographers that know what to look for will zero in on things like focus, noise, etc.  Please, continue to share photos from your mobile! 

*I love the pic of the cows (Great composition as Ck said!).  I've snapped a couple of photos of the animals around the city and country.  Here's a few. Nothing exciting, really.  These were shot with my old D810 (still a fine camera today). Click on the photo to see a better resolution.

(https://preview.ibb.co/jdSBoV/DSC-9240.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bBvLhq)

(https://preview.ibb.co/j0kQFA/DSC-9388.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gnrMoV)

(https://preview.ibb.co/gBscTV/DSC-5689-Edit.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jWUfhq)



Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: rdrokit on November 09, 2018, 09:14:11 AM
Thanks for the words of encouragement guys. Really like that guy swimming with the horse photo. One of a kind photo. I remember one of my photo teachers telling us on a free shoot assignment that he didn't want to see any sunset or photos of bums as he had seen too many of them so I am always looking for those one of a kind photos. lol
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Roger on November 09, 2018, 10:21:19 AM
I've enjoyed all these photos - my favourite is the Guy swimming with the horse  ;D

More of Hawaii would be great - any of the volcano ?
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Alfie on November 09, 2018, 02:17:25 PM
I like the guy swinmming with the horse photo too, and also the horse and rider on the race track photo.
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on November 09, 2018, 03:26:29 PM
I like the guy swinmming with the horse photo too, and also the horse and rider on the race track photo.

+1. I'm really enjoying these. You must have some great pictures too Alfie: did you ever get them printed?
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Calm Waters on November 11, 2018, 04:56:38 AM
Faces of Isaan.  I love capturing the emotion in people. Here are some faces of Isaan.  *Click on the pic for better resolution.

(https://preview.ibb.co/io6BQA/The-lady-in-Old.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dnBd5A)

(https://preview.ibb.co/gt8VJV/DSC-9276.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nKxeCq)

(https://preview.ibb.co/h7SJ5A/DSC-1259.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gaskkA)

(https://preview.ibb.co/kFQXXq/DSC-8485.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hJxPdV)

(https://preview.ibb.co/kAeFkA/DSC-8078-Edit-Edit.jpg) (https://ibb.co/g3jRsq)



Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on November 11, 2018, 07:08:57 PM
More great photos CW!
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on November 20, 2018, 04:52:01 PM
Some images from a couple of weeks ago. A Swedish art collective did some 'guerilla' art installations here; amazing 'fairy' houses. No one knew until they appeared. This is the most public. It is a proper thing, solidly-made with a copper roof and furnished inside (with working lights and pictures on the walls). Looking forward to seeing the rest!

p.s. The big tower is a folly called Milner's Tower. The Swedes, mad as they are, didn't do that.

(https://image.ibb.co/cTyPH0/DSCF5839.jpg) (http://<img src="https://image.ibb.co/cTyPH0/DSCF5839.jpg" alt="DSCF5839" border="0">)
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(https://image.ibb.co/gYQFPf/DSCF5863.jpg) (http://<img src="https://image.ibb.co/gYQFPf/DSCF5863.jpg" alt="DSCF5863" border="0">)
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: rdrokit on November 21, 2018, 08:01:18 AM
Just an around the house photo. I call it, "The cats in the dog house."  :)
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on November 23, 2018, 05:34:43 PM
Just an around the house photo. I call it, "The cats in the dog house."  :)

I like it! I'm going to steal it and play with it.
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Roger on November 26, 2018, 02:45:11 PM
Pyongyang in North Korea - looks a bit bleak and quiet . . .

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2018/nov/24/a-glimpse-of-daily-life-in-pyongyang-in-pictures
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: rdrokit on November 26, 2018, 02:51:38 PM
Pyongyang in North Korea - looks a bit bleak and quiet . . .

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2018/nov/24/a-glimpse-of-daily-life-in-pyongyang-in-pictures

Looks clean and no graffiti. Better than some cities I have seen in the US and I am from the US.
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Roger on November 27, 2018, 03:53:27 PM
RDRO - yes, Pyongyang is uncannily clean - maybe if you drop litter in N.Korea then it's off to a Labour Camp ! The Apartment blocks painted in a variety of pastel colours and the Ryungyong Hotel, still not completed after 30 years, were my favourites.
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on December 14, 2018, 04:42:14 PM
I've had a couple of weekends in that London recently: went to Carnaby Street, which has amazing Christmas lights based on Bohemian Rhapsody. And was packed.

Went also to the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. It was packed. And MASSIVE. And EXPENSIVE.

Also, no.1 daughter was singing at the Royal Albert Hall for Barnado's. We left her there and went down Kensington High St. and ended up at the Design Museum in the old Commonwealth Institute building. What a great place (hence picture of no.1 son).

I was also in the City earlier this week, hence the Leadenhall photos (and on the South Bank in the next post).

(https://i.ibb.co/CwJqxfK/2018-1124-17161200.jpg) (http://<img src="https://i.ibb.co/CwJqxfK/2018-1124-17161200.jpg" alt="2018-1124-17161200" border="0">)
(https://i.ibb.co/MRgW4X4/2018-1124-17274200.jpg) (http://<img src="https://i.ibb.co/MRgW4X4/2018-1124-17274200.jpg" alt="2018-1124-17274200" border="0">)
(https://i.ibb.co/PCkVpj6/2018-1125-19001700.jpg) (http://<img src="https://i.ibb.co/PCkVpj6/2018-1125-19001700.jpg" alt="2018-1125-19001700" border="0">)
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Title: Your Photos: taken by you.
Post by: Coolkorat on December 14, 2018, 04:52:28 PM
Last one: this is 'More London', close to London Bridge station (in the distance: directly underneath the Shard, also in the distance). Behind me is Tower Bridge.

(https://i.ibb.co/DWSS7M7/IMG-20181210-182534-01.jpg) (http://<img src="https://i.ibb.co/DWSS7M7/IMG-20181210-182534-01.jpg" alt="IMG-20181210-182534-01" border="0">)
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: caller on December 14, 2018, 06:41:39 PM
Some stunning photos there CK. Carnaby St. always has great decorations.
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: rdrokit on December 14, 2018, 07:14:19 PM
Is it just me that thinks B&W photos look more artsy than color? This photo not taken by me. All my B&W photos are still in the states. I use to use a Graflex 4x5 camera. Bitch to carry around because you also need to carry a heavy duty tripod.
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: dereklev on December 15, 2018, 03:26:27 AM
As always great photos CK.

Carnaby Street looks great, not at all like it was in the late 60s and 70s when I worked in the fashion business.

It was pretty rundown in those days.

If memory serves me well Lord John was the 1st fashion shop to open there followed not long after by Lady Jane.

Happy days!!
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: dereklev on December 15, 2018, 03:52:23 AM
Is it just me that thinks B&W photos look more artsy than color? This photo not taken by me. All my B&W photos are still in the states. I use to use a Graflex 4x5 camera. Bitch to carry around because you also need to carry a heavy duty tripod.

I agree with you rd. I think b&w emphasises the light far more.
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on December 17, 2018, 04:06:44 PM
Many thanks Guys!

On the subject of black and white I tend to decide based on the merit of the image. When the image is weak I often convert to B&W. In the case of the image below, I felt the point I was trying to make was lost - the juxtaposition of scale between the people on the street, the older buildings and the huge new blocks. I straightened the image, added some drama, cropped to remove the building work at the top of the block in the background and converted to B&W, all within Lightroom and taking no more than a few seconds. Removing the impact of the car lights and the dayglo jacket takes the focus away from them.

Before:

(https://i.ibb.co/QPkDn5g/Before.jpg)

After:

(https://i.ibb.co/mvrwDT6/After.jpg)
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Roger on December 18, 2018, 05:52:21 AM
CK and all - great photos. I like this thread. My recent favourite, the B&W posted by RDRO of the mangrove trees.

CK - not an 'anorak' but maybe a 'camerak'  ;)
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Robert on December 18, 2018, 04:46:57 PM
Test, pictures from a recent trip up North. I either get pictures in this format or too big. Anyway if you click on the picture it looks better.

(https://i.ibb.co/RTYN85d/PC100166.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TMY1yCd)

(https://i.ibb.co/VNknmkw/PC110188.jpg) (https://ibb.co/4f0vd01)

(https://i.ibb.co/vcFHxX5/PC130199.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sgf2vWS)
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on December 18, 2018, 05:09:54 PM
CK and all - great photos. I like this thread. My recent favourite, the B&W posted by RDRO of the mangrove trees.

That is a stunning picture: technically amazing. I know that wasn't RDRO's image, but I would love to see what RDRO created with his huge large-format camera: an amazing thing to have. RDRO, have it shipped and start using it: maybe have a chat with the creative departments at the various universities. I am sure your knowledge of using large format far outstrips theirs! But they probably have the chemicals, tanks and enlargers etc. needed (as well as the scanners to make your images digital at the best resolution). You might find you have a job, and a large number of students very keen to learn what you know.
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Post by: Coolkorat on December 18, 2018, 05:11:46 PM
Test, pictures from a recent trip up North. I either get pictures in this format or too big. Anyway if you click on the picture it looks better.

Stunning pictures Robert. Please post more. If those were just a test, what more do you have!
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Post by: Robert on December 18, 2018, 05:17:33 PM
Test, pictures from a recent trip up North. I either get pictures in this format or too big. Anyway if you click on the picture it looks better.

Stunning pictures Robert. Please post more. If those were just a test, what more do you have!

Thanks for the compliments, appreciated. Two years ago I bought this Olympus TG-4 and hardly used it. This time I took it with me and tried to use it more often. Have some old photo's taken with Olympus 500. Many many years ago I used an Olympus OM 2.
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Post by: Robert on December 18, 2018, 05:26:51 PM
Visit of Nong Nuch Garden February 2018

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Post by: Robert on December 18, 2018, 05:37:51 PM
Another tryout, pictures from The Gambia taken in 2000 with the older Olympus 500 Mju camera.

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Post by: Coolkorat on December 18, 2018, 06:39:21 PM
Test, pictures from a recent trip up North. I either get pictures in this format or too big. Anyway if you click on the picture it looks better.

Stunning pictures Robert. Please post more. If those were just a test, what more do you have!

Thanks for the compliments, appreciated. Two years ago I bought this Olympus TG-4 and hardly used it. This time I took it with me and tried to use it more often. Have some old photo's taken with Olympus 500. Many many years ago I used an Olympus OM 2.

Olympus is famed for their optical quality. Your photos are proof Robert, but however good the equipment, it is your eye that has captured these wonderful pictures. Fab. Please post more.
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Post by: ken kenobie on December 20, 2018, 09:35:40 AM
This battle was going on in my front garden ::)

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Ken
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Post by: Coolkorat on January 09, 2019, 04:37:16 PM
I find taking pictures at this time of year a particular challenge: short days, poor light etc. Here are some recent images:

The first four are in Ballaglass Glen. These guys were climbing up the river for fun. It was freezing...
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No.1 Daughter at the wizard sculpture (apologies it is blurry in the first picture: I was using a totally manual lens and, being so used to the camera doing the thinking, forgot to change the aperture).

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When No.1 Son was swimming we walked, and had coffee in a place with beautiful decorative plates on the wall:
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The reason for our trip to Ballaglass Glen - to see the 'fairy' houses created by a Swedish art collective. Amazing things: created in Sweden and brought without any motive other than pleasure. Truly wonderful things.
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On the 27th December there was a sponsored swim in memory of a wonderful lady (and great supporter of swimming) who sadly died of cancer at a young age. This is No.1 Daughter in the pool with various senior level swimmers (including one member of Team GB, the lady on the left). I foolishly agreed to swim, and when I arrived was pointed to the lane with this lot (the adults) in it. I declined. No.1 Daughter is a better swimmer than me at 9 years old. Swim with Team GB swimmers? No thanks. A pal did swim in this lane (and he's a decent swimmer). He told me these guys said to him "just keep swimming and don't worry about us - we'll swim UNDER you. And they did. He swam his best-speed freestyle, and they simply went under him.....
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Post by: Roger on January 17, 2019, 07:21:30 AM
London in the 1920's. Seems more like 200 years ago than 100  ;)

My ole' Dad was born in 1920 - can't believe this is the times he lived in  ???

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6597729/Londons-eccentric-street-life-1920s-revealed-intimate-portraits.html
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Post by: Coolkorat on January 17, 2019, 04:34:43 PM
London in the 1920's. Seems more like 200 years ago than 100 years. My ole' Dad was born in 1920 - can't believe this is the times he lived in.

What is interesting is the number of jobs that simply do not exist now. There are doomsday predictions about the loss of jobs (see https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/27/jobs-risk-automation-according-oxford-university-one/ (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/27/jobs-risk-automation-according-oxford-university-one/)), but clearly this was the case 100 years ago also.
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Post by: Coolkorat on January 29, 2019, 06:25:05 PM
We were in Manchester for a swim comp this weekend. Manchester is an odd city: much smaller but more threatening than London. It really came into focus when we had a coffee in Café Nero and realized it had a security guard. Every single shop had a security guard. There is everything you could need, but an undercurrent of mistrust. But the Asian influence is incredible. We were in 'Little Korea' and the money pouring in is clear. If you have the funds buy in Manchester: it will be amazing once the building is sorted and they get to grips with the crime and drugs.

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Post by: dam12641 on January 29, 2019, 06:28:25 PM
I lived in Manchester for 50yrs and never heard of "Little Korea".
Must be a recent development?

Loved the photo of The Pev though.  8)
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Post by: Coolkorat on January 29, 2019, 06:43:09 PM
I lived in Manchester for 50yrs and never heard of "Little Korea".
Must be a recent development?

Loved the photo of The Pev though.  8)

It's the area around Oxford Road station right in the heart of the university(ies) district. We went into a Korean supermarket among many other Korean shops and restaurants. There is so much building going on around there: the skyline is changing, and the streets are full of Asians (clearly Korean or Japanese). It is something to see. Manchester is becoming a global hub for education: a fantastic transformation and probably the biggest student population in Europe. But Manchester City Council needs to address the issues at a social level to transform the city into a place people feel safe. At the moment it feels distinctly dodgy.
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Post by: Coolkorat on January 29, 2019, 06:52:55 PM
p.s. Dam, the last photo is the old Refuge Assurance building, now a very fancy hotel called Principal...
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Post by: Robert on February 18, 2019, 02:20:11 PM
Hi CK,

must be getting old because forgot which program I used to publish photo's here. Could you please advise once more?

Thanks,

Robert

ps was it Quick Jpeg Image Resize and crop maybe?

ps 2 Checked one of the photo's and found ImgBB again, think it worked now.
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Post by: Coolkorat on February 18, 2019, 03:10:17 PM
Hi Robert, it is https://imgbb.com. There is a K-F account of you don't want to create your own (I can PM the details). Imgbb makes it easier to resize the images. There is more about this in a post on the Photos board.
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Post by: Robert on February 18, 2019, 03:15:39 PM
Hi CK,

I checked the image of a photo I posted earlier and noticed ImgBB. Looked on internet and found it. Have added photo's to Condo for rent. Also put website in favorites so cannot forget anymore. Have to use HTML version, if I remember correctly? Then copy URL's into reply.

Thanks for your advice.

Robert
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Post by: Coolkorat on February 25, 2019, 11:28:48 PM
We spent a few days in the Lake District last week. It rained....

In the odd break in the clouds I got a few pictures. We went to the Pencil Museum, which sounds dull but was brilliant. Who knew the phrase 'Black Market' comes from smuggling graphite when it was worth more than gold in the 1650's and was transported and stored in the Tower of London? And that there was a real 'Q' in WW2 who commissioned Derwent to create pencils with hidden maps and compasses?

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Post by: dereklev on February 26, 2019, 03:19:30 AM
Great photos ;D

The clouds in the photo one from last in your post look like a map of the Americas.
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Post by: Coolkorat on February 27, 2019, 03:42:13 PM
Great photos ;D

The clouds in the photo one from last in your post look like a map of the Americas.

Thanks DL! You're right about those clouds, they do!
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Post by: Coolkorat on March 22, 2019, 04:33:31 PM
Just back from a brief trip to Switzerland. Zurich is a great city but shockingly expensive. I brought back two boxes of chocolates (600 grms each); 5025 baht. Gulp.

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Post by: Roger on March 31, 2019, 10:30:38 AM
CK some pictures of familiar territory . . .

https://www.theguardian.com/isle-of-man-travel/gallery/2019/feb/18/from-avalon-to-the-aurora-borealis-the-isle-of-man-in-pictures
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Post by: Coolkorat on April 01, 2019, 04:06:12 PM
CK some pictures of familiar territory . . .

https://www.theguardian.com/isle-of-man-travel/gallery/2019/feb/18/from-avalon-to-the-aurora-borealis-the-isle-of-man-in-pictures

Strangely familiar Roger! The first one is Peel and the castle which is part of the lap I do when no.1 son is swimming.

As an aside, if anyone wants kippers let me know: I can pop into Moore's (the kipper factory) and get them sent. They are vacuum-packed. If easier, I can message Nookie to see if he would take a larger box and break into pairs.
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Post by: waterheart on April 26, 2019, 04:33:36 PM
 
This is not ocean , it is sky  ;D
You wake up very early and drive up to see sun rise but someday you don't see sun rise , you see cloud instead.
... you can get one , you can't get all ... but everyone wants all ...  :)
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Post by: Coolkorat on April 26, 2019, 10:03:31 PM
Wow WH. It is a strange thing to look down on clouds when you are not on a plane! I always think it is strange to drive into clouds when going up a mountain too. Beautiful picture; please post more!
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Post by: waterheart on April 27, 2019, 10:26:11 AM

Thanks ! everyone like my picture , it's Phu tok at Chiangkan of Loei.
Your pictures are wonderful too, I never go to western and I like aisle seat  ;D

For this picture, I drove up to Phutapburk mountain in Phetchaboon province during end of rain season.
I drove up hill at night to see sun rise and drove down hill in mist.  ;)
I felt like I can reach cloud in the sky.  ;)
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Post by: Robert on April 27, 2019, 11:09:54 AM
Brought back memories, been to Phu Thab Boek in October 2015. Many places to stay have been demolished since.

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Post by: Coolkorat on April 29, 2019, 09:37:04 PM
Great pictures WH and Robert! WH, if you are using your mobile to take pictures you can download an app called Snapseed. It makes it very easy to edit your pictures, add text, add effects etc.
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Post by: Coolkorat on May 27, 2019, 03:33:39 PM
I've just returned from a two week trip around various parts. Whilst it was business I took the camera with me.

First port of call was BKK. Had a couple of client dinners. The first in the Banyan Tree. Vertigo was closed because of the weather so we ate in the restaurant. Probably the best food I have ever eaten in Thailand. The next night was another dinner in Lebua. Weather was bad again, and what a disappointment. Shockingly expensive and poor quality. Never again.

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From BKK to Manila. Stayed at the Peninsular, which was fantastic. I've never stayed in a hotel with an orchestra playing in the lobby... But I thought Manila was grotty and had a undercurrent of danger. You have to go through metal detectors everywhere, sniffer dogs, men with big guns etc.

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From Manila to HK. Love HK. (there are some errant pictures of Manila mixed in; the hotel is the Pen). The Temple is Man Mo (?).

From there to Dubai. Meeting was in the Dubai Mall. It's Ramadan so even getting a coffee is a chore, but I thought it was an amazing place (to visit).

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Post by: Coolkorat on June 04, 2019, 03:42:39 PM
Not a photo by a member, but by Dave Silvester. This is Peter Hickman in knee-down action on his way to winning yesterday's Superbike TT.

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Post by: rdrokit on June 05, 2019, 09:57:48 AM
Great photos Ck. You have a good eye.
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Post by: Coolkorat on June 05, 2019, 04:11:12 PM
Great photos Ck. You have a good eye.

Thanks RDRO! Very kind of you.
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Post by: caller on June 05, 2019, 04:25:23 PM
Yes great pics. I love HK and recall when the Caledonian(?) building - the one with the ferris wheel in front of it, was just about the tallest building there. I recall on my first visit in 1980, eating at a revolving restaurant at the Furama(?) hotel, right on the quayside, it was on the 22nd floor and there were virtually uninterrupted views throughout. They pulled it down.

They even pulled down the wonderful colonial Repulse Bay Hotel on the waterfront at erm, Repulse Bay, and then rebuilt it again as it was, because of the outcry!

Amazing place.
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Post by: Coolkorat on June 05, 2019, 09:34:24 PM
Yes great pics. I love HK and recall when the Caledonian(?) building - the one with the ferris wheel in front of it, was just about the tallest building there. I recall on my first visit in 1980, eating at a revolving restaurant at the Furama(?) hotel, right on the quayside, it was on the 22nd floor and there were virtually uninterrupted views throughout. They pulled it down.

They even pulled down the wonderful colonial Repulse Bay Hotel on the waterfront at erm, Repulse Bay, and then rebuilt it again as it was, because of the outcry!

Amazing place.

Someone told me that the HSBC building was constructed in a way that would allow it to be dismantled and moved; it was at the time of the handover. I had a meeting in there: it is not the nicest building. I agree with you Caller; it is an amazing place but not somewhere I would like to live!
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Post by: caller on June 06, 2019, 12:57:34 PM
I agree with you Caller; it is an amazing place but not somewhere I would like to live!

Not now. But years ago, I would have jumped at the chance. I tried so hard as a lowly civil servant to get moved there, but I was young and naïve then.
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Post by: rdrokit on July 10, 2019, 10:20:23 AM
Looking through some old pixs of a trip to Chiang Mai and saw these from a trip to an orchid farm.
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Post by: Coolkorat on July 10, 2019, 08:03:44 PM
Really great pictures. I hope you've printed these and have them on display: they would look amazing! I am sure there must be some great printing companies in Thailand, but the stand-out in Europe is Whitewall, https://www.whitewall.com/uk (https://www.whitewall.com/uk). I think your pictures as acrylics would leap off the wall.
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Post by: Coolkorat on August 27, 2019, 10:25:54 PM
Some from Sicily. These are from Palermo.

I am not afraid to drive anywhere, but Palermo was very scary. Every car is bashed to bits: it is like a demolition derby in the real world. But the city is stunning. The black and white picture of the pillar is there because that is a quote from the Koran. Sicily was very progressive, and the cathedral originally a mosque. This remains from those days, but is ignored by the guides...

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Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on August 27, 2019, 10:33:48 PM
And some more. The beach behind the flag of Sicily has just been voted the best in Italy. Can't disagree...

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Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on August 27, 2019, 10:41:12 PM
This is the Valley of the Temples, a simply amazing place but NOT A VALLEY.....

On the first Sunday of each month entrance is free. We got there early and it was okay, but by 11am it was absolutely mobbed and bloody hot.

The villa in the first picture is in the middle of the complex. It was owned by an Englishman, who saved the whole site from the ignorant locals who just wanted the rock to build. He also funded the archaeology department at the local university. Kudos to Sicily; they know what he did and they really acknowledge him now.

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Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on August 27, 2019, 10:52:18 PM
Some more, mainly Erice which is a mountain-top town. Amazing place.

The temple (which looks like a temple) is Segesta. Familiar to all of us who watched Jason and The Argonauts every Christmas - this is where they filmed the bits where he fights the skeleton soldiers (in the days of stop motion).

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Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on August 27, 2019, 11:04:18 PM
Bit of a mixture here.

One of my son climbing a tiny bit of Mount Etna. To get here, we had to drive a LONG WAY up the mountain. Then get in a cable car. Then walk. There are 4x4 trucks that go higher and we should have done that. Even then you would be literally miles from the top, which is good because it is erupting.

What a place that is. You scrape 1cm off the surface and the ground is hot. This sounds like exaggeration, but it isn't. Etna is a proper volcano, the 9th biggest in the world. On the drive down we stopped at the remains of a house covered by the most recent eruption. Just the roof was visible. The rest of the house buried. And a two story house.

Other pictures are Paterno, my wife's family name and where her family emigrated from. Also, almost literally a hot-bed of mafia-dom.

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Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on August 27, 2019, 11:13:37 PM
These are mainly a place called Tonnara di Scopello; tuna fishing was big business and this was one of the places it happened. Now there is no tuna fishing, they are protected. The place is a tourist resort; you pay to get in (you pay for everything in Sicily). Very pretty place though.

The day after we were there it was closed to the public. Google were having an environmental conference. 120 private jets and a fleet of private yachts arrived. One rule for you.........

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Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on August 27, 2019, 11:18:52 PM
These last photos are from Liverpool. We had a couple of days there on the way back. Liverpool is transformed; if you haven't been there recently, it is a great city now, with lots to see and do. There are some great museums and galleries.

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Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Roger on August 29, 2019, 04:03:05 PM
Richard those pictures are absolutely charming - Sicily looks stunning. Thanks
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on August 29, 2019, 09:09:07 PM
Thanks Roger. It is a great place, well worth visiting and very easy to get to from the UK (we flew to Palermo from Liverpool - just three hours and very inexpensive).

Lots to see and do; driving is easy outside the cities but frankly manic in them; not a problem if you've got yourself covered by third party insurers! £40 covers excess for a full year!

I also covered my camera/ gadgets with a specialist insurer; more expensive, but they cover the 'sneak theft' issues that are not covered by most insurance which only covers demonstrable theft; mugging etc. Sneaky one this: I has no idea there was such a gap in insurance cover. And by far the vast majority of thefts are sneak thefts. Cost nearly £200 but covers £4000+ of technical gear for a year.
Title: Re: Post a Photo
Post by: Coolkorat on September 19, 2019, 04:14:01 PM
I've just had a quick trip to London (overnight). Flew into Heathrow for the first time in many years (and will probably be the last for many years as the route is being axed again). T2 has been transformed; I was amazed.

Beautiful sunny day and we came in over Canary Wharf. Remember when 1 Canada Square (the building with the pyramid on top) was the most impressive building in London visible for miles? Now it's part of the commercial jungle. And it's only 50 stories: how many in BKK are taller?

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I stayed in a 'Gastropub with rooms' and it was very nice, but bloody expensive. Everywhere in London is expensive. The reason for this photo is not the display of gins; gin is the fashion item of the moment, and if you ask for a G&T they will ask which gin. And which tonic...Just wait until they ask which water you want your ice made with - it's coming. The shocking part are the dog treats on the top shelf, together dog drinks. Buy your dog a drink for £3.00.......

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Yo!Sushi. Great food, really enjoyed it. Nice chicken katsu.

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