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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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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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Test. What's the maximum size to use here if storing pics on a hosting site?




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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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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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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?







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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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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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Export of images from Lightroom CC resized to 925 pixels on the long edge.


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And again:



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Some adjustments to the beach/ castle photo:



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Wat Ban Rai, Dan Khun Thot, Korat. I played around with this one!



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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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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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Chilly day yesterday!


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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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Three hungry mouths.
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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.