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gambit84
05-01-2009, 07:26 PM
considering is not the best moment for the gillu tardes I guess I can try to open this new thread :p

nothing special, just a topics about images, what u have in your mind, maybe a landscape or something different, a different way to communicate something ;)

in case is a bad idea well, we can just let it slight in the bottom of the forum :p

let's start then: I' m really a bad photographer but what I like of my travels is to breath and feel the spirit of the place where I am, so those are pics of my last trips, and I was just scrolling all of them few minutes ago because after a long year of permanent traveling now I'm @ home and I'm trying to figure out everything happened in this important moment of my life :)

hope u enjoy ;)


Florence

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v194/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30040008_7476.jpg
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v194/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30040012_8636.jpg


Prague

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v357/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30218968_1951.jpg
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v357/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30218969_2247.jpg
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v357/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30218972_3118.jpg
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v357/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30218975_4028.jpg
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v357/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30218978_4982.jpg
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v357/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30217295_6064.jpg
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v357/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30217296_6449.jpg
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v357/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30217303_8884.jpg


Dresden

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v357/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30237254_5868.jpg


Berlin (I met Fran there :inlove:)

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v357/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30237367_3863.jpg
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v357/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30237370_4829.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v357/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30237397_4299.jpg

gambit84
05-01-2009, 07:27 PM
Auschwitz

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v958/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30261355_7692.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v958/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30261357_8178.jpg


Krakow

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v958/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30261404_1036.jpg


Budapest

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2111/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30356431_380.jpg
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2111/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30356434_1416.jpg
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2111/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30356436_2599.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2111/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30356325_5771.jpg
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2111/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30356338_9795.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2111/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30356339_105.jpg
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2111/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30356354_5177.jpg
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2111/6/18/1176365296/n1176365296_30356368_248.jpg

gambit84
05-01-2009, 07:28 PM
Paris (where I met Tedlesurfeur :p )

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs029.snc1/2581_1122404378419_1176365296_30410806_2139421_n.j pg
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Wien (where I met after a while my family :inlove: )

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there's something that links all those trips: the river. I like the sensation of apparent calmness that makes hidden the impetus beneath
the continuous flux, metaphor of a travel but also of the whole life ;)

lamnathalie
05-01-2009, 08:20 PM
Those pics are beautiful! :D

rtgy
05-01-2009, 08:44 PM
wonderful Raf :worship::worship::worship:

gambit84
05-02-2009, 09:31 PM
thx guys, but no other posts on topic at all

ok, I guess we can let it slide down :lol:

Brownie
05-02-2009, 10:02 PM
Nice idea Raf. I love the photos from your travels :)

Here are a few photos from me trying to learn how to use the new camera (I'm having a hard time figuring out how to reduce graininess in night pictures :scratch:):

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9964/59359945.jpg

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/240/13566890.jpg

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2013/33397486.jpg

gambit84
05-02-2009, 10:36 PM
the second one :eek:

MsTree
05-02-2009, 11:34 PM
You're a bit impatient Raff! Give us a chance!!!
I've hardly any photos on this laptop but here's a couple of the waterfalls in the gorge between where I live and Loch Ness ~

One of my favourite fishing spots - the top of the Upper Falls

http://www.lesley.thehighlands.co.uk/images/upperfallsbridge.jpg

The Upper Falls from the bridge at the top of the first photo - normally there's not so much water but the Hydro intake was closed for maintenance

http://www.lesley.thehighlands.co.uk/images/upperfallsfull4.jpg

The "famous" Lower Falls, again when the Hydro scheme was closed so there was loads of water

http://www.lesley.thehighlands.co.uk/images/lowerfallsfull6.jpg

And to give the wider picture, the gorge runs just where the mist is coming in from the Great Glen - taken from my favourite comtemplation spot on Creag nan Iolaire (the Eagles Rock)

http://www.lesley.thehighlands.co.uk/images/eaglesrock.jpg

Almost the same view but from the next hill along on a non-misty day

http://www.lesley.thehighlands.co.uk/images/shafthill.jpg

a few more to come...

MsTree
05-02-2009, 11:44 PM
Rainbow over Stratherrick

http://www.lesley.thehighlands.co.uk/images/suidherainbow021.jpg

Nice bit of weather over Loch Ness

http://www.lesley.thehighlands.co.uk/images/lochness.jpg

Sunrise from Essich

http://www.lesley.thehighlands.co.uk/images/sunriseessich20.jpg

Not my photo! But a beauty I had to share - my friend Peter took this (it's actually the view from his front door, lucky thing!)
He took it at night but only noticed later that he'd caught a shooting star... :)

http://www.lesley.thehighlands.co.uk/images/petersshootingstar.jpg

gambit84
05-03-2009, 12:25 AM
Les, honestly speechless


btw, I was impatient cause when I write in english I have always doubts about the understandability of what I just typed :p

rtgy
05-03-2009, 12:37 AM
Les.....................WOW :hug:
:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

nazza
05-03-2009, 03:34 AM
These pictures are all amazing! We have such talented photographers here :worship:

Here are some from a photo essay I compiled last year. It's from the streets of Perth, focusing on the 78 Records shop stickers:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/NazzaModz/1crosswalk.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/NazzaModz/3blackpole.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/NazzaModz/5pole.jpg

Pics from a concert:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/NazzaModz/balloonsedit.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/NazzaModz/balledit2.jpg


Japan:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/NazzaModz/DSC07463.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/NazzaModz/DSC07268-1.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/NazzaModz/DSC07573.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/NazzaModz/DSC07548.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/NazzaModz/walkedit.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/NazzaModz/shopedit-1.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/NazzaModz/DSC07060.jpg

anaquot
05-04-2009, 02:19 AM
http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss264/anaqoutpalanquin/---_0013.jpg

Brownie
05-04-2009, 08:37 PM
Les: I want to visit Scotland so bad :sobbing: Beautiful pics!!

Naomi: Really cool pictures! I love the colors! :D

Autumn: Nice ;) (ummmm, that turtle is huge!)

turtle-rn
05-06-2009, 09:00 PM
oh new thread! :D no time left but will be back :wavey:

port37
05-08-2009, 02:22 PM
Great idea for a thread Raf, I love photography. WOW!!! What great photos from everyone. Raf I don't think your a bad photographer, those photos of yours are stunning, they really capture the 'moment' of each place. What is the meaning behind the shoes by the river in Bucharest? The Dresden one at night is lovely with the reflection in the water. I'm like you Lauren I haven't mastered photos at night, I love the thrid one of yours in the evening with the lights coming on. Les :speakles: the beauty of some of those photos brought tears to my eyes, spectacular scenery you have where you live. Naomi - Muuuuuuse! I remember from the Adelaide show in 07 some of the petals from one of those balloons starting falling on us before the show started and then after the show people are picking up the petals as momentos :)

Adelaide Hills
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/MtLoftyBotGard09003e.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/MtLoftyBotGard09042e.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/MtLoftyBotGard09005e.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/MtLoftyBotGard09020e.jpg

Melbourne
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/YarraMelb.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/FlindersStreetStation.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/Eurekaview24.jpg

China
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/China684e.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/China035e.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/China584e.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/Picture032.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/China881e.jpg

port37
05-08-2009, 02:33 PM
My local area Semaphore
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/PA110024.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/PA110018e-1.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/AutumnSunset.jpg

Sydney
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/ferry.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/bay.jpg

Other
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/BotGard75.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/China882e.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/Picture009e.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/China884e.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/rainbow.jpg

nazza
05-08-2009, 03:06 PM
Wow gorgeous photos Alyce! Adelaide looks so nice :)
Muse :worship: I was also one of those people picking the confetti up..they're currently stuck up on my wall :lol:

MsTree
05-08-2009, 09:31 PM
Great photos everyone, keep them coming! :D And loving this thread Raff!

I've got a few more ~ I'm the Scottish Tourist Board in disguise ;P All the ones I've posted so far are within 10 miles of my house but I have been further afield, will try to dig out some west coast or island ones for next time :)

Stranded tree stump when Loch Mhor was drained (more Hydro stuff)

http://www.lazypict.thehighlands.co.uk/images/garthbegdrained.jpg

typical single track road round Loch Tarff

http://www.lazypict.thehighlands.co.uk/images/triptothefortmay.jpg

Same loch in autumn

http://www.lazypict.thehighlands.co.uk/images/tarffstill.jpg

More autumny misty lochyness :D

http://www.lazypict.thehighlands.co.uk/images/LochNess3.jpg

And again (my commute to work is really quite spectacular)

http://www.lazypict.thehighlands.co.uk/images/mistymorning.jpg

Some misty mountains (the Monadhliaths)

http://www.lazypict.thehighlands.co.uk/images/suidhe.jpg

Brownie
05-08-2009, 09:36 PM
ooOOOOoo, now I want to visit Scotland and Australia :lol: Nice photos Alyce (edit: and new photos Les, I just realized you posted more too) :D

The flowers are FINALLY coming out in Maine. A few from my family's garden:

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4641/img0783pqf.jpg

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9341/img0782xtb.jpg

And the other evening:
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3796/img0692q.jpg

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9236/img0683six.jpg

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/304/img0725f.jpg

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/162/img0707n.jpg

*Raine
05-26-2009, 09:05 AM
^^ Very nice pictures. Wow. :worship:

I wish I was as good in photography as you guys. I suck at taking pictures at night as well.

These pictures are all amazing! We have such talented photographers here :worship:

Here are some from a photo essay I compiled last year. It's from the streets of Perth, focusing on the 78 Records shop stickers:


I was about to ask you if those streets are in Melbourne CBD until I read your post. :angel:

*Raine
05-26-2009, 09:11 AM
Melbourne
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/YarraMelb.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/FlindersStreetStation.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/Eurekaview24.jpg



I miss Melbourne :sobbing:. Especially the CBD.

but-it's-ok
05-26-2009, 10:55 AM
Wow great photos guys:worship: I miss Australia,especially Melbourne,Sydney and Perth,the cities I visited there:sobbing::sobbing::bigcry::crying2: The Yarra,Flinders Park Station,CBD:hearts:

Adelaide:hearts: Alyce a special thank you for the bird pics,especially the magpie,their song is so beautiful:hearts: They're so tame compared to our magpies(apart from when they're defending their territory-when its best defend yourself with something rather large over your head:lol:).

port37
06-25-2009, 04:33 PM
Melbourne seems to have an affect on people :D Whenever I see photos of Melbourne or shots of Melbourne on tv I get all sentimental. I'd love to live there someday.

Di - it's a bit of a funny story with the magpies, I was with Mum in the botanic gardens and we were sitting on a bench having a rest when two magpies started circling us rather menacingly then a third came behind us and had us surrounded. I was freaking out not knowing what they were going to do, telling Mum not to make any sudden moves whilst she was just laughing her head off...we made it out alive though. They must be used to people giving them bits of food, but we didn't have any.

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd163/port37/various/MtLoftyBotGard09024.jpg

but-it's-ok
06-26-2009, 07:51 PM
Thanks for the story and the pic Alyce:hug: I am bird crazy:hearts: If you guys want,I can put up some bird pics of mine.

I love Australia,I still miss it:awww::crying2:

port37
06-27-2009, 06:41 PM
Definitely post some of your photos :)

MsTree
06-29-2009, 02:55 PM
I'd like to see some bird photos too Di! :) I'll see if I can find some of mine to trade...

After I wrote this post

I love the grass season, to start with, Wimbledon fortnight was the only time I ever got to watch tennis when I was young and I completely associate it with Scotland's all too brief summers, being light all night, eating strawberries like they're going out of fashion, drinking ice cold cider in the garden etc etc etc :D

I decided to try and get a "light all night" shot (with my crap point and shoot camera) :(
So here it is - this was taken at 23.45 last Saturday night from a hill looking north over Inverness towards the eternal sunset :D

http://www.lesley.thehighlands.co.uk/images/MidnightsunJune2009edit.jpg

yes I did have to photoshop it a bit but not too much!

Similar viewpoint in daylight ~ found one with sheep just for Scotty :p

http://www.lesley.thehighlands.co.uk/restofscotland/images/inverness003.jpg

port37
07-01-2009, 03:28 PM
Les, that sunset is amazing, does the sky look like that all night in summer?

MsTree
07-01-2009, 04:00 PM
Pretty much, for the 2-3 weeks over the solstice anyway. We hardly ever have so little cloud though :lol: Our summer's normally over by now :sad:

but-it's-ok
07-02-2009, 08:27 PM
I'd like to see some bird photos too Di! :) I'll see if I can find some of mine to trade...

After I wrote this post

I decided to try and get a "light all night" shot (with my crap point and shoot camera) :(
So here it is - this was taken at 23.45 last Saturday night from a hill looking north over Inverness towards the eternal sunset :D

http://www.lesley.thehighlands.co.uk/images/MidnightsunJune2009edit.jpg

yes I did have to photoshop it a bit but not too much!

Similar viewpoint in daylight ~ found one with sheep just for Scotty :p

http://www.lesley.thehighlands.co.uk/restofscotland/images/inverness003.jpg

Love the photos:yeah::hug:

Just a small selection of my bird photos;)

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2026055&id=1016204472&l=f6c99fabe1

port37
07-12-2009, 09:17 AM
They're lovely photos Di, thanks for sharing :hug:

MsTree
09-27-2009, 12:39 PM
By popular demand (someone asked me!) here are some pics of my collection of pets :)

The elder statesman, Velcro
http://www.h0wling.themoon.co.uk/images/velcro.jpg

The young troublemaker, Lucky, in her favourite place
http://www.h0wling.themoon.co.uk/images/lucky.jpg

Both of them sunbathing :)
http://www.h0wling.themoon.co.uk/images/velcandlucky2.jpg

Both of them wondering where the sun has gone :(
http://www.h0wling.themoon.co.uk/images/velcandlucky.jpg

The stray cat who drops by at teatime, Moonface
http://www.h0wling.themoon.co.uk/images/moonface.jpg

And Hedgey who sometimes gets in first
http://www.h0wling.themoon.co.uk/images/hedgehog.jpg

Jeremy, the famous dog-herding cat
http://www.h0wling.themoon.co.uk/images/jeremy.jpg

and just because this is meant to be a visual thread, here's a shot of cat paradise from a nearby hill
http://www.h0wling.themoon.co.uk/images/foyers.jpg

And a recent sunset from my garden
http://www.h0wling.themoon.co.uk/images/sunset.jpg

but-it's-ok
09-27-2009, 08:09 PM
:inlove::inlove: Les your cats are gorgeous,thank you so much for sharing:hug:

MsTree
09-27-2009, 08:20 PM
:lol: :hug: Thanks Di! Only the black ones are "mine" (I've had them both since they were born but I belong to them more than they belong to me) the others are randoms who turn up for food sometimes! I'll try to find a pic of the pheasant who also visits occasionally! :)

Elena.
09-27-2009, 08:26 PM
I luv your pics MsTree !

but-it's-ok
09-27-2009, 08:37 PM
By popular demand (someone asked me!) here are some pics of my collection of pets :)

The elder statesman, Velcro
http://www.h0wling.themoon.co.uk/images/velcro.jpg

The young troublemaker, Lucky, in her favourite place
http://www.h0wling.themoon.co.uk/images/lucky.jpg




:hug: Les,don't worry I didn't think all the cats were yours,:lol:;)just the 2 black ones,but the others are gorgeous too even if they don't belong to you;)

I'd like to see your visiting pheasant:yeah:

MsTree
09-27-2009, 08:55 PM
I was worried you might think I'm the Cat Protection League! :lol:

I've been trying to feed Moonface as my neighbour (who seems to pick up all the strays, I think she feeds better than me) has a collection of cats who don't get on with him (Jeremy the famous dog-herding cat's one of hers). Lucky and Velc seemed to be quite cool with him (Velc even "sings" to him) but now Lucky's started pulling out her fur and I don't know if it's because of Moonface or not. :( It's a stress thing that calms down in time apparently and she's healthy in all other regards. Bit of a weird one and I'm not entirely sure what to do but I can't stop feeding Moonface now! :confused:

Thanks Lena! :D I just managed to rescue about 40Gb of photos from the hard drives of a broken PC so I'll be posting a heap more shortly!

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/limpy.jpg

And here's Limpy the pheasant, he hangs about in wintertime, we call him Limpy as we think he may have been in a fight with a cat, he can only put his weight on one leg :sad: He's bigger than my wee cat though and everybody feeds him! :)

MsTree
10-05-2009, 10:57 PM
I've been uploading some pics to flickr :)

A while back I did some volunteering on Handa Island, a uninhabited island off the NW coast, it's run as a bird reserve with a seasonal warden in the summer :) The volunteers helped with bird monitoring and helping the visitors on to the island. It has no electricity, no roads, just loads of birds and heaps of good memories... These are all scans from slides so sorry for squintness and bits of cat hair and dust!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mstreeee/sets/72157622466916782/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3431/3959209165_b868452375_b.jpg
Willie the boatman :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2639/3966082343_f6b7cc18b2_b.jpg
Me (!) taking the jetty to the boat (and Steven the boatman)

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Aren't your toes itching to go for a paddle? :)

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The Great Stack. Overflowing with fulmars, gulliemots, razorbills and puffins :)

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Some big cliffs

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Some even bigger cliffs

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Fulmars

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Skua chick hatching :D
I was out with the warden checking on the chicks and found this egg hatching! The parents were going daft, we had to wear hard hats and have a bamboo cane stuffed down the back of our jackets as skuas will try to attack the highest point (which would otherwise be your head! :eek:

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And a skua in action at sunset :)

My other island photos aren't quite so birdy, more to come... :)

lalaland
10-06-2009, 05:03 AM
Oh mine. These cliff and beach and water are breathtakingly beautiful. You are a great photographer, Les.

MsTree
10-06-2009, 09:45 PM
Aw thanks! :hug: I love weather and rocks (and paddling!) :)

Some more. I spent three fantastic summers on Shetland, it's a mental place, quite bleak and beautiful, mad things happen and music is everywhere :) It's very windy, fogbound a lot of the time in summer, nowhere is more than 3 miles from the sea and everyone has a boat.

Fair Isle is a tiny wee island between the archipelagos of Orkney and Shetland, a stomach churning 4 hour ferry trip on a boat that only takes about 15 passengers, designed to bob about like a cork (rather than sink!) I've done the ferry about four times (return) and only once managed not to be seasick. Once the sea was so bad I was convinced we were all going to die! There's a bird observatory there which every self respecting birder must visit at least once in a lifetime, I first went with the National Trust for Scotland to help with croft work and haymaking but loved it so much I stayed for weeks afterwards! It's a hard place to leave, and I've always cried my eyes out on the boat home :sad:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mstreeee/sets/72157622342031829/

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The car ferry!

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Sheep Rock

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Fair Isle Kirk. Although the population is only 72 Fair Isle has two churches!

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All the crofts are in the south of the island

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The South Coast

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The swimming pool!

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The South Light on a stormy day

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Sunset with sun pillar :)

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 08:31 AM
Oh wow Les,spectacular scenery,stunning camera work Les,thanks for sharing:hug: I've never been close enough to see a chick hatch before,that must have been awesome. I know I'd be seasick on that ferry,but I'd put up with it to get to see the birds and awesome surroundings on Fair Isle:worship:

Thanks for Limpy too:awww::hug:

turtle-rn
10-12-2009, 07:02 AM
Wow. You've got some spectacular images. And some kinda creepy too, I mean those from the top of a cliff; I always get some dark scenario in my head when I see those kind of views. >_<
My favoutite is still the skua in action, as much for the action and setting captured as for the old argentic photo feel.

And here's Limpy the pheasant, he hangs about in wintertime, we call him Limpy as we think he may have been in a fight with a cat, he can only put his weight on one leg :sad:
Don't be too sad, if the environment is healthy, natural selection will take care of him pretty soon. :p

MsTree
10-12-2009, 08:37 PM
I think that may have happened already, he's normally hanging around by now :eek:

Seeing as the Skuas went down so well here's another couple, not quite good enough for flickr

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This chick is probably only a day or two old. It's so sweet when you find one, or an empty egg that's hatched rather than predated, and when you turn round you'll more than likely see this
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scary! :)

lalaland
10-12-2009, 08:55 PM
We go camping at campsites in regional parks during summer, that's our idea of being outdoorsy :o. These campsites are so crowded with ppl most of the time, I often wonder what's the point, I don't feel any closer to nature when I'm surrounded by ppl. I love the nature you get to see there, Les, so peaceful.

but-it's-ok
10-12-2009, 09:09 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/uploads/17582/skua1.jpg
scary! :)

Scary but wow awesome!! Thanks for the pics Les:hug:

BTW now I am:scared:for Limpy:sad:

port37
12-31-2009, 04:59 AM
Stunning photos Les, thanks for sharing. It's such a beautiful serene landscape in that part of the world.

Here are some photos I took whilst in New York, what a fabulous city, can't wait to go back!

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View from Arthur Ashe stadium
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WarriorA
12-31-2009, 05:33 AM
Thanks for the photos Alyce! Those are awesome :D

MsTree
02-12-2010, 08:09 PM
A heap of us are going camping first weekend in May to Traigh na h'Uamhag on the north coast, anyone fancy it? :D

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The beach :hearts:

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The view

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The village

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Smoo cave

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The beach next door

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The sunset :hearts: