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HelenHiggs

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  • Poole Harbour

    Walked all round Sandbanks last night. Don't think you'd like it now, Peter. As you say, some of the most expensive real estate in the world. I walked down Panorama Road but the big white sugar lumps that pass for houses have blocked the panorama. Amazingly there are still a few old bungalows and cottages amongst them. One had a sign saying 'Save Sandbanks'. One can only guess what from Wink
    • 12 Apr 2018 10:58AM
  • Embracing the grey

    I blame it on the school holidays personally. Get them back behind their desks and we can all get on with some summer!

    Thanks for all the comments ands votes
    • 9 Apr 2018 9:05PM
  • It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.

    I love these flowers (aquilegias/columbines, I think). Can't wait for mine to start flowering.

    Wonder what it would look like if you went for a squarer crop and lost the pink and red flowers on the right.
    • 30 Mar 2018 9:40AM
  • Cold as the grave

    You like your b&ws donít you Alan? Smile. I did try it but couldnít get an effect I liked. Iíll have another go later if I donít get too distracted by Welsh mountains
    • 5 Mar 2018 11:37AM
  • Winter on the common

    Thanks Peter. Have to go to Carmarthen first to visit the mother in law. Was thinking of going on to Prescelly mountains but if I can stretch the visit Iím really keen to get to Snowdonia. We shall see ...
    • 5 Mar 2018 10:46AM
  • Lightning Tree B&W

    Thanks for the award Alan, and for the invaluable comments. What I'm really worried about is the landowner taking an axe to that tree. Was thinking about sticking a notice on it asking them not to Smile
    • 4 Mar 2018 8:45AM
  • First day of Spring

    Nice one Kurt. Switzerland would never have been so good Smile
    • 2 Mar 2018 12:43PM
  • Lightning Tree

    Hi Alan. Thanks for the feedback. When you say 'pale' do you mean just the tree or the overall image? To me the image looks OK but maybe the tree is pale, though it is quite bleached by weather. I was happy with the birch in the shot, for the reason you gave, but now I'm finding it a bit of a distraction. We have heavy snow on the ground today and I'd love to get over there and have another go, but the roads are too icy and its too far to walk Sad.

    I don't know what tree it is -I didn't think about it to be honest. I'll try to work it out when I'm next there. Come spring, there may be some relatives with leaves that will help with the id. Uploading a B&W treatment of the same image now. Not sure it will look as good as one of yours
    • 2 Mar 2018 11:28AM
  • And now for something completely different

    Lovely shot, Kurt
    • 28 Feb 2018 1:16PM
  • Feathers

    No snow in sunny Bournemouth - yet!

    Nice shot
    • 27 Feb 2018 7:51AM
  • Around Bournemouth VII

    Looking forward to Around Bournemouth MMMCMLXXXIV Grin
    • 6 Feb 2018 12:14PM
  • Greetings

    U2 Kurt
    • 31 Dec 2017 11:24AM
  • St Marys Lighthouse

    Was a first time for me and I didn't have enough time on that trip. The tide was too high the day I took this and there were 3 of us taking it in turns on the top of the causeway. Am hoping for some extended tours of the north of England and Scotland in the next couple of years
    • 10 Dec 2017 9:10PM
  • Event

    Lovely. Something I can only dream of here in Bournemouth :-(
    • 9 Dec 2017 9:23AM
  • Narcissus

    Lol Kurt. I thought the same when I posted it. Nearly posted some translation by way of explanation but you don't get to do that in a club comp
    • 7 Dec 2017 11:04AM
  • sunset

    I like the recession in the central landscape - the sense of perspective given by the mountains. You could try a letterbox crop and make it into a panorama, for more impact maybe
    • 5 Dec 2017 11:11AM
  • Supermoon over the Stour

    Thanks Peter, and thank you for the award too
    • 4 Dec 2017 10:59AM
  • Love locked

    Nope. I have my padlock on my 3rd finger lol.

    They are all new and they all have Parisian symbols like the Eiffel Tower. The street traders are doing roaring business since the Paris authorities removed the originals
    • 3 Dec 2017 2:26PM
  • Abstract L10

    Lovely colours and textures
    • 2 Dec 2017 8:57AM
  • Robin

    That's your Christmas cards sorted then Grin
    • 2 Dec 2017 8:54AM
  • Abstract workers unfinished job :)

    Well spotted. I just love stuff like that
    • 30 Nov 2017 11:31AM
  • Theatre of Dreams

    I think you'll find a more appreciative audience here than at the club last night - I prefer it in colour anyway. Grin
    • 30 Nov 2017 10:42AM
  • Flame in the forest

    It looks like photinia. It's a bit out of season but mine is also showing some red. Cut it back hard now for marvelous show of red in the spring
    • 30 Nov 2017 8:39AM
  • Goldfinch

    Beautiful. A definite Christmas card candidate even if he isn't a robin.
    • 29 Nov 2017 10:44AM
  • Gun Wharf

    Thanks for all the comments and thanks for the award Peter. My Olympus is in for repair and I am so missing it. I took this shot hand held, at 1 second, thanks to the excellent IBIS.

    Yesterday I dug out my old Canon 7d mkii, lugged a full pack of gear down the road for a spot of local photography, put it on a tripod, switched the lens image stabililsation off, put it on a 10 second timer and still got movement blur in some of my images. Grrrrh! On one occasion I was on a boardwalk and on another I was in a stream but there were others when it just shouldn't have happened. Am trying a different tripod today, and doing away with the cheap L bracket I was using - we shall see if that helps ...

    I still hanker for full frame and am holding out for the rumoured Canon mirrorless next year. If it doesn't hit all the right spots I think there will be a lot of Canon gear for sale
    • 29 Nov 2017 10:43AM
  • Paris in love

    Yes I saw that in the news. They are coming back to every bridge and fence - these were taken this summer - and I've seen them in this country too. Good business for the lock sellers lol
    • 27 Nov 2017 9:26AM
  • Architecture abstract

    Love the colours and shapes. Well spotted. Would also work square, if you lost the bottom part
    • 27 Nov 2017 9:22AM
  • Liminal Landing

    i love Collioure, and this is a very different image to the usual. Looking forward to my next visit
    • 26 Nov 2017 4:33PM
  • Morning Light...

    Great atmosphere
    • 26 Nov 2017 4:28PM
  • Notre Dame and the banks of the Seine

    Thank you for all the kind words and especially to joop_ for the award
    • 25 Nov 2017 5:19PM