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This is just for a laugh. The snowman is just round the corner from us and will feature in a future town calendar. The other two were taken yesterday morning, the third time we've dug out this week. This is our regular winter social activity and we quite enjoy it. We were perhaps a bit over-optimistic in putting the bins out though...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Jan 2013 - 2:04 PM
Focal Length:16mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Meet the neighbours
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:24 Jan 2013 - 7:18 AM
Tags:Community photography, Deep and crisp and even, Humour / fun, Photo journalism, Snow
Votes:55
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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:23 AM

Lovely fun images.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:25 AM

A fun shot.
-=\Walter

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:26 AM

You seem to have had good deal of snow, Moira. V1 is my favourite, I like the expression with a full smile.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:35 AM

What we get is pretty paltry compared with Scandinavia - it always amuses me how unprepared and shocked some people are even Up North. We're quite high up, and have been getting around 20-25 cm a day. This typically happens several times a winter and locals cope with it, but every time the County Council bleats on about 'exceptional conditions that normally occur no more than once a decade...'
And then London gets a shower and the whole country grinds to a halt...
Cheers folks. We are in school today so it's an early start and very little time for pleasure.
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:42 AM

I was conducting a four-hour exam supervision and missed all the "fun" Tongue

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:48 AM

I can remember the winter of '63 WinkGrinGrinGrin

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
24 Jan 2013 - 7:51 AM

Nice set Moira. Vi for me today, it is so lovely
Effrossini

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41055 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:56 AM

A bit harsh on Londoners, Moira, it's the people who live outside that have the problems and the routes into London from the Home Counties. GrinGrin

Dave

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43250 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 8:23 AM

A rather cheerful looking snowman who would look great in your Town Calendar. "Is that real coal Moira?" As for the wheelie bin, well that really is being optimistic.

Regards Nathan Grin

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 8:26 AM

An endearing and cheerful image. A

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 8:29 AM

Gosh what a lot of snow! Love That snowman, the children must have enjoyed building it and V2/3 shows a nice neighbourly connection - a good job done by the snow clearers and by you for the capture

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 8:34 AM

You've certainly had your fair share, Moira, love the smile on the snowman's face, he's enjoying it even if other aren't Grin Carol

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 8:50 AM

Got to build snowmen apparently is it stops flooding.
You had sunshine to be the looks
Regards Richard

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franken
franken e2 Member 123136 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 8:56 AM

Brilliant set Moira.

My wife thought it was a bit optimistic in putting the bins out last night and they've just been emptied.

Ken

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 9:01 AM


Quote: I can remember the winter of '63 WinkGrinGrinGrin

Me too, it was wonderful, but we still weren't allowed indoors at break and lunchtime at my school!

Nice series but the jolly chap in V1 makes that my favourite.

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 9:28 AM

Your composition in version one makes the image, it may have been for fun but it really is rather good.

Best Matt

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 10:16 AM

your snowman looks so hopeful
Little does he realise his fate....

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 10:17 AM

Excellent set Moira, with V1 an especially appealing and cheerful snowman Smile I quite like the angle and composition.
Rende

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 10:57 AM

Thanks everyone, we are home on a brief visit (and Bill is clearing the drive again... )

Quote: your snowman looks so hopeful


Quote: I quite like the angle and composition.

Thanks in particular to people who have noticed the angle, I tried several angles and compositions and this was the most optimistic-looking.
Moira

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 11:05 AM

Great smile on the snowman

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 11:11 AM

Oh and yes, it's real coal, but none of these houses has a chimney so goodness knows where it came from.
I spotted the snowman in the morning, and went back after lunch to ask if I could photograph it. The family had just refurbished the smile because of a further fall of snow.
Moira

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Joline
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24 Jan 2013 - 12:44 PM

Nothing brings out the neighbors quite like trash day, or a good snow storm.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 1:08 PM

Love the snowman's expression. He looks like my dog begging for a treat. A great fun image. The other 2 show how much snow and the work involved to maneuver through it.........Sandy

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Nigel_95
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24 Jan 2013 - 1:09 PM

Our pile is around half as high as yours Moira and we have uphill access too. No snow here so far today Smile

Nigel

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 2:52 PM

Golly, you've certainly got plenty of snow up there, Moira! Love V1, it would be a great Silly Sunday upload Wink
Trev Smile

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ChiliMan
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24 Jan 2013 - 2:56 PM

That snowman must've had one helluva Christmas lunch. He looks completely stuffed and still has that post-Christmas-lunch stoned-out-out-of-his-gourd expression on his face.

Lovely shots, Moira, and that looks like a lot of snow! Well I would think so, wouldn't I Wink

Andrew

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 3:49 PM

wonderful set.
i also made a snow man,
well we must stop the floods mustn't we ha ha WinkWinkWink

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graceland
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24 Jan 2013 - 4:15 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 4:17 PM

Robin, how sweet. I've got a Betty!
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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Nikonuser1
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24 Jan 2013 - 4:51 PM

Great fun images.Smile

Cliff

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 5:10 PM

No snow in our parts this year, but we had snow two years ago and it actually stayed on the ground for a day - seems children as well as grown-ups were out making snow men.
This one is a particularly happy one Smile

Anne

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 5:34 PM

A smashing Winter trio Moira, V1 being the Star, but I guess to you, it's just another Man who would melt in your Arms Wink

John Smile

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saltireblue Site Moderator 43928 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 6:25 PM

I am particularly taken with V2 which shows the typical British workman leaning on his (snow) shovel. Next stop for him must be the motorway counter-flow.Wink But he'll need another type of shovel.

Malc

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24 Jan 2013 - 6:45 PM

He's a cheerful chap in v1, I wouldn't mind him as a neighbour!

David

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RysiekJan
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24 Jan 2013 - 10:38 PM

Got the angle just right to show the happy-chappy snowman at his best.

Richard

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 - 1:51 AM

Love winter!SmileTongue Such fun, Moira!SmileSmileSmileSmileTongue
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 7:42 AM

You are featured e2 piccy at the moment

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25 Jan 2013 - 11:18 AM

And a great laugh it gets from me Moira, I wonder where the carrot is now?

Dougie

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frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 9:42 PM

what a beautiful smile! and quite a lot of snow

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26 Jan 2013 - 11:16 AM

Lovely snowman Moira he did make me chuckle . We too have a good neighbourhood. Found another bag of logs by my back door last night ! By you have had some snow. I see the price of snow shovells has gone up to £ 12 at Tesco & all we've had is torrential rain . Brightened up this morning xx MD

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27 Jan 2013 - 11:01 AM

Is he leaning into the wind or just rushing up to the house for a mug of hot chocolate?

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 11:09 AM

He's smiling up at the front window, where the children can see him.
I walked past the house this morning - he is just a pile of slush now...

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28 Jan 2013 - 10:08 PM

What a jolly looking snowman Moira, this one made me smile. I did not see too many good snowmen locally this year unfortunately

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