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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby mikeymad » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:20 pm

Very well done WhiskyBrat.....

may I ask equipment used?

Cheers,
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby WhiskyBrat » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:55 pm

mikeymad wrote:Very well done WhiskyBrat.....

may I ask equipment used?

Cheers,

Nothing fancy Mikey, Canon eos 350D and a Sigma 10-20 or Sigma 70-300 lens all in either manual or Aperture Priority mode. No tripod for these shots due to light conditions etc.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:07 am

We had a lot of snow the last two days so I thought it would be a great opportunity to take some pictures while walking Oscar.

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby kwellada » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:16 pm

There's some great photos in this thread.

Not so great, but a shot of my whisky collection a few weeks ago (before two thirsty people finished a good chunk of the bottles off):

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Due to having the responsible urge to spend money on stupid things like the mortgage and bills, the collection has been whittled down to six bottles at the moment. This will change as we get into the busy season here in the BC mountains starting in December.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Fergie » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:47 pm

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:00 pm

kwellada wrote:Due to having the responsible urge to spend money on stupid things like the mortgage and bills, the collection has been whittled down to six bottles at the moment. This will change as we get into the busy season here in the BC mountains starting in December.

kwellada, nice collection you've got there! Don't worry about the number of bottles - one can only drink from six bottles at a time :)
Seriously, one always see a bargain here and a special release there.....it's just not possible to get them all and most of them will be stashed away for a long time anyway. The logic choice would be to buy less and drink more right?

Fergie - that's a lovely picture and I hope to see The Forth Bridge myself one day!
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Fergie » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:22 pm

Oops.
Sorry, only half the photo is showing, none of the right side is there.
Photos on this forum need to be much smaller than those posted on other forums. Why is that ???
The forum page looks like it is all squeezed together with much of the width being unused.
This shot was downloaded from Photobucket so I will see if I can re-size it.

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Fergie » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:29 pm

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Knolly » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:54 am

Fergie wrote:Image

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That Forth Bridge is the raddest bridge in existence on the planet - awesome shot! That pic is cool as it makes it look quite small (!) when in fact that bridge is a monster!
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:29 pm

More winter pictures:

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:57 pm

I found this Money Tree in some woods last week. Now if only I can find the seeds, I can plant one of my own.

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:54 am

Mr Fjeld wrote:Yes! Please use this thread to flaunt your whisky photos in any form -edited or not!

Christian

I have not read through the whole thread but it seems like most any interesting picture could be posted in here. So I was wondering if anyone is interested in seeing some pic's from this years moose hunt?

There will be a wee bit of blood and some pic's of the skinned moose.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:29 am

December, it was time to dust off the ol avatar for the season.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Fergie » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:11 am

Swedish Chef wrote:I was wondering if anyone is interested in seeing some pic's from this years moose hunt?

There will be a wee bit of blood and some pic's of the skinned moose.

I, for one, would rather not see photos of an animal being slaughtered for fun. :yuk:

On the other hand, if it was a photo of a dead moose hunter impaled on a set of antlers..... :thumbsup:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:05 pm

It's not being slaughtered for fun, it's being slaughtered for it's meat just like a cow or pig.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:12 pm

Personaly I don't mind pictures like that. After all it's food and although one actually takes pleasure in the hunt itself it's also about wildlife management. Simple as that. In areas where this is not done propperly after hundreds of years of hunting it all goes horribly wrong. I can understand that some may find hunting pictures disturbing though. What I cannot understand is that the very same people never think about the suffering of the animal which meat they have on the plate.

This one is from Rome many years ago. I love Rome! The person in the picture reminds me of the figure from the Sandman Port labelImage
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby PhilipM » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:30 pm

Here is a nice one from Cape Town South Africa.

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Onefortheditch » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:19 am

From a couple of weeks ago. Looking north at Inverness and a snow covered Ben Wyvis from a hill by the Millburn. The Kessock Bridge is on the right which takes you across the Moray Firth to the Black Isle (or Eilean Dhu in garlic). Took the boy, the dog and a sledge up Ben Wyvis to above the tree line last Saturday (around 2000-2500 feet I guess). The snow was aboot a foot deep and so cold it held my weight (almost 17 stone)

It has been very christmasy in chilly Jockoland recently!!

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Onefortheditch » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:44 am

On Ben Wyvis

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:00 pm

Wow, nice scenery Onefortheditch!

The moon is apparently 50 000 km closer to the earth these days and one can see it bigger and clearer in the morning. I took this while walking Oscar but my lense isn't really suitable for this kind of picture. Still, it's nice to see the moon in full morning light.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Matt2 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:13 pm

I missed all the moon stuff, wasn't it just close for a while and now back where it should be? Well it was back there a few days ago...

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:14 pm

Matt, Riley looks like one happy Terrier!

While I was peeking out the window to look for a non-existent snowfall I caught a glimpse of something special. I think I managed to hear the distant sound of bottles in a sack.........so the chimney is cleaned and ready!
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:42 pm

I had the idea you would like this one too, Christian :wink:

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:16 pm

Haha, I love that picture I_Spey - brilliant :lol:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Onefortheditch » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:24 am

A freezing fog has hung over Inverness for the last few days with temperatures down to -8C at times

Its like living in a fridge!!

Below is a picture of a dog walk today and icicles hanging over the Millburn.

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby UUNetBill » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:54 am

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Ryguy » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:46 pm

Nice pic I_SPEY and Onefortheditch, thanks for posting them! :D :D
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby randall fairbrook » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:22 am

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just got back from 5 days in mancos, colorado....
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:06 pm

Not a beautiful snow scene but it was taken only a couple week-ends ago so still a winter scene of sorts :wink: .

A local castle just down the road from me.


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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:43 pm

Thanks nick,

I drove past it on the way home one day and had to come back with my camera because it was such a lovely day and the water was so calm.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:06 pm

Collector57 wrote:Here's a question: living near such things, do you start to take them fro granted and only occasionally notice what superb surroundings you have?


Yes and no .... the castle for instance can look quite miserable when you pass it sometimes just because the the weather is miserable and you would not really give it a second glance. I probably don't exploit what's on my door step enough. However, and I don't want this to sound strange or hippy, virtually every day I look out my window while I work and get a scene of well being. I used to Live in the City and now really enjoy living and working from home in the Country. It sounds like I spend the day looking out the window (which I don't) but there is always something going on....
Birds in the trees or lambs in the fields even yesterday 2 hares ambled across my front garden. I'm not a Bird watcher but like seeing them and I try to identify them at the same time.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby robenim » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:04 pm

Do people still live there?
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:26 am

robenim wrote:Do people still live there?


It has been restored to liveable condition but....

No it's a visitors centre during the Summer and it hosts medieval banquets in the evenings.

Built circa 1520 was purchased and restored by Oliver St. John Gogarty in 1924 a Surgeon but was also a writer and heavily involved in the Irish Literary scene .... it is reputed that he hosted Irish Literary giants like Sean O'Casey, WB Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and JM Synge there. Which is probably very true as Yeats had his own little tower about 7 miles away. These charachters were all frequent visitors to Lady Gregory's estate (also in the area) and she too was a writer but more into celtic revival and folklore and would not be as famous as the aforementioned in the Literary stakes.

Interestingly there is a whiskey link with Lady Gregory who was nee Persse which was the name of the long closed Whiskey Distillery in Galway of which there was so much nonsence talk about a 100,000 bottle of whiskey a couple years back when a rare bottle from the distillery was discovered and then another....

Sorry for the digression .....
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:58 pm

Just came across an old favourite

This is a traffic light and sign that is in Galway City .....


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..... the absurdity of the sign has always amused me .....


Stop Here When red ......

as opposed to what ??????????
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby les taylor » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:26 pm

Go when Green. 8)
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