Photography thread

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  1. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Just a query really. It seems that nowadays everyone has a camera available to them, whether a full-on Nikon or Canon etc, or a camera that comes with your phone.
    Photography is a small hobby of mine and I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a Photography Thread. Pictures can be of anything - sports, natural world, scenery, holiday shots etc..
    I just think it would give people something to detract from the goings on within our club and lighten up the mood a bit. What's everyone's thoughts?
     
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    sounds like a good plan to me :happy:
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    OK, I'll the ball rolling. Here's a couple of my little pooch. Small in stature, massive in heart! A long-haired Chihuahua.
     

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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    A couple more of the rough weather seas we get down here........
    Might pop down to the beaches tomorrow and see if the seas any rougher!
     

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    That looks mental.

    Don't get too close!
     
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    Nudge nudge wink wink - say no more!
     
  7. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Yep! Even those sort of pics! :happy:
     
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    My second favourite photo from here. My first is that nut bags photo of his wife with the hand cuffs. Lol

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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    How the fuck is this a photo?
     
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    We live in a small village in Gloucestershire, just outside of Lydney. Our village is at the bottom of a pretty big hill, from the top of which you can see over the River Severn just as it begins to get really wide. It's really picturesque. About a year ago, we had a really strange fog roll over. Down in the village it was totally foggy. At the top of the hill, it was completely clear, as it was above the cloud. In the second image, you would normally be able to see the river and the bank on the other side. Not on that day, you couldn't!

    I also have a lot of sunset pictures taken on an older camera I had. I could create some very dramatic effects from sunsets with it from where we lived!
     

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    I'd love to see more Paul! I started this thread because I love photography and hoped there would be more members. But it may grow. Who knows? Anyways, on the 'fog theme', we get some great shots here on the Isle of Wight......
    The first one was of a kingfisher at Newtown Creek and the others are from various points around the island. All taken in the fog we had last month.
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    Those are great Photo's HH! We did look at moving over to the Isle when we were living down in Southampton, but we decided on Gloucestershire instead. We went over there a couple of times to look at some houses. Can't remember where exactly, they weren't in any of the towns over there. We did go over on the Red Funnel's a couple of times, once we were heading back to Southampton just as the Queen Mary was leaving (Think it was the Queen Mary) and I got a pretty decent picture of her as she sailed past the buildings at Calshot. They looked so tiny with that thing behind her! I'm no sure if I still have that picture or not. I'll have to try and dig it out.
     
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    Here are some of the sunset pictures I mentioned in my earlier post. These were taken in Cinderford (right on the edge of the Forest of Dean). Our house was on a hill, and we had what I guess you'd call a valley in front of it, which led to the other hills on the other side. At the right time of year, the sun would set directly in a gap between the hills opposite us, right outside our kitchen door. There were times you could visibly see the sun vanish behind the hill. I can't remember exactly how I got some of the effects now, but I know I was using a bridge camera (Coolpix) at the time and it involved changing the ISO. Anyway, it often created some very dramatic effects. These are just a few of the images I took during that period.
     
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    Where I used to live on the island was great for sunsets (on the West Wight in Totland Bay). I to, have some great shots of them and also some of the storms we have to contend with!
    With hindsight, me and the missus wish we had chosen somewhere else to live rather than the island. It's okay here, but you are really restricted for travel. The ferries are so expensive and if there's a bit of rough seas or fog etc, they don't run. You are basically a prisoner on here. Ah well. It was our decision so we have to make do. Been here getting on for 7 years now.
     
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    Interesting subject as over the last couple of years I've taken an interest in photography. brought on in part by looking at pictures that others have got (the memories of old Coventry that you've uploaded included HH) and my realisation that I've got next to nothing of my youth and not enough of my 3 kids growing up to see visually. Here's my 1st upload of sunrise in marmaris.Not sure how this will go so 1 photo only to start with.
     

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    I know we used to get some pretty rotten weather in Southampton, so I can only imagine how it must be when you get it on the island! I only lived down that way for a year and a half, thereabouts. I only really got over there a couple of times, but I remember there were some parts of it we drove through that I found really nice. We wanted to move somewhere away from the city, and I think we were a bit worried about how it would be if the weather got rough.
     
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    Well we're going to Wembley, does anyone know if proper cameras are allowed. I think its ridiculous that places like the Ricoh still don't allow them when the latest mobile phone has the ability to take really good photos and are allowed. People might say well just use your phone then but unfortunately I have a slight hand shake(bizarrely 1 hand only, think what you like:shamefullyembarrased:) but a camera with anti vibration lens enables me to take decent pictures, any thoughts?
     
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    After a quick google it appears not. From what I'm reading if it's something they could call a "professional" device then it seems a no go. Basically any device with an interchangeable lens. Might be able to get away with a small compact, but then you wouldn't have the lens.
     
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    Could this be one for the 'Not so obvious babes thread'
     

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    Thanks for looking.
     
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    Photo's are all about memories, here's my nephew who's 17 now, in the old sky blue shop. DSC_0335 (848x1280).jpg Do we have any players now that encourage our youngsters to support us.
     
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    Nice colours and I like the way you've caught the setting sun just over the tops of the hills. ;)
     
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    Here's a memory from 1987, after the greatest day in City's history! Me, waiting for the players on the open top bus to come along Ansty Rd. That was just at the junction with Wyken Croft.
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    I wonder how many can remember that it rained that day? I certainly couldn't. I've got friends living in arch road close to that junction they might even be somewhere in the background of your photo.
     
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    I was living in Henley Green at the time (I choose all the best places to live! Wood End, Henley Green, Tile Hill!), Widdecombe Close to be exact, and probably walked all the way down Wyken Croft to get there so I could watch the lads come past. As I remember it seemed to take ages! You can see from the road surface that, yes, it had pissed it down that day!
     
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    You had me at "Do we have any players".
     
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    Love the drama of the Sky at Dawn and Dusk.
    Nature's colours cannot be beaten.
     
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    one of mine IMG_7264 (5).JPG
     
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    Cracking shot Sub! Here's a swan close-up I took yesterday in Ryde....
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    great shot too
     
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    The mighty Vulcan!!
    Nothing to do with Leonard Nimmoy either.
     
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