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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:25 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Hi Christian ... that is an excellent photo of the moon as I know how hard it is to take those. Did you use remote or timer on a tripod as there is little to no blur. I'd be interested to know what sort of shutter speed you used or was it an auto night selection or some think. Any way not matter how you did it is looks good.

Thanks Adrian, I more or less use manual only as I don't like to use programs - but I don't remember what shutter speed I used. For support I used a climbing device on a playground. I only took a few pictures as I didn't want to hang around there for very long. It looks a bit suspicious for old men with cameras to hang out at the local playground.........
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Postby orangedogofglory » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:33 am

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:38 am

I took Dazy out for an afternoon walk on the ice road to Coney Island and returned via the footbridge across the narrows.

This is the view looking South from the floating footbridge:
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Helps to explain why we would choose to live in a somewhat inhospitable, whisky poor climate!

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Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:54 am

...and here is the rest of the walk (part 1):
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The start of the walk, down the ice road towards Coney Island.

My trusty sidekick, Dazy.jpg
Dazy the Jack Russel loves long walks.

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We pass this imposing cottage as we reach Coney island.

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As we stroll along the roads of Coney island, a small clearing opens up to our right. The trees heavily laden with snow.

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We turn to return to town and get a view of the city centre. The houseboats are anchored in shallows and stay frozen in all winter.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:10 am

Walk to Coney Island (Part 2). Up the road, we turn off onto a path and spot two deer prancing across the trail. Regretfully I wasn't quick enough with the camera and missed the shot.
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The deer were at the top of this ridge on the trail to the right.


...where we are espied from the woods..jpg
There is another herd of deer just off the trail!

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Dazy about to cross the floating footbridge on the return to the mainland.

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Looking downstream towards the city centre, the large tower on the right is the Best Western hotel, which is built right over the lake.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:17 am

How many deer can you spot in this picture?
2?
3?
4?
6?
7?
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby johan brugge » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:20 pm

I've counted 4.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:37 pm

I've counted 6....I think. Thanks for the lovely pictures Peter. What a wonderful place you live in!
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:56 pm

Johann, you are close - but look closer at the grouping on the left. Christian, you are the closest so far.
I had to lie in the snow to get the shot, with Dazy staring at me rather quizically. The deer were giving me the same weird look.

It was a beautiful day in a gorgeous setting. It is indeed a privilege to be able to live in this part of the world. Winter is beautiful but summers are spectacular. I had hoped to get a shot of a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) to post but all that's around right now are Ravens (Corvus corax).

I suspect the Eagles are generally seen south around Sioux Narrows or further west, for the most part, where the hunting is better. (Road kill on the Trans Canada Highway)

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby johan brugge » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:04 pm

Sorry, make that 5. No more I think.

Edit: my mistake. I asked my son to take a look as well. He spotted some more. In total we can find 7. But they're damn well hidden!
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:11 pm

Nice pictures gent's!

I was walking home to my overnight flat thursday night and saw the ambulance on the corner of my street. When I turned the corner I was amazed at finding no less than seven police vehicles on the street, SWAT-team and all. Turned out a young man was shot one storey down from where I crash. I watched it all from just three or four meters away. I must say I was surprised that no-one told me to back off, at least when they started cocking their guns before making entry.

Here's what my crappy phone could capture:

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I even got my ugly mug in the paper:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:45 pm

Swedish Chef wrote: .................

I was walking home to my overnight flat thursday night and saw the ambulance on the corner of my street. When I turned the corner I was amazed at finding no less than seven police vehicles on the street, SWAT-team and all. Turned out a young man was shot one storey down from where I crash. I watched it all from just three or four meters away. I must say I was surprised that no-one told me to back off, at least when they started cocking their guns before making entry.

.......makes me think of the saying "curiosity killed the cat" - luckily not this time SC, as we would hate to lose the opportunity to drool over all those lovely culinary pictures of yours :)
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:11 pm

Haha Mr.F! :lol: I doubt the coppers would've shot me as when coming to the scene the first thing I did was walking straight up to the entrance and ask if I could walk in. The copper by the door kindly (and surprisingly without a hint of sarcasm) told me, "Not right now. Do you live here?" Same copper later asked me twice to open the front door with my key. Later there where three other tennants that walked almost to the door and I told them to stay outside as there were copper inside in full SWAT gear and shots (later it turned out it was only one, probably a neglient discharge) had been fired. The nearest cop was on the other side of the street and didn't seemed to notice them. If those people had gotten in they would not have been shot, but there would've been a bigger risk for them than for me.

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That little black speck near the center of the picture is a 90cm/3' high fence post:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:05 am

Swedish Chef:
Åmål, looks just like home! Right down to the amount of snow in the front yard and on the roof! It could be right down the raod, except for the bicycle. Over here it would be a snow machine.

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby v1p » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:35 pm

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:55 am

Musky: The in-laws says that they've seen worse in Åmål, but I take comfort in telling them we have as much snow as the North Pole (thank you soooo much for that one Jan! :D ). And it must be true 'cause Canadians can't lie. :wink:
And for the record, there are no snow mobiles available this far south (the army have been forced to use its tracked vehicles to get supplies to a lot of people - first time since '95), but I believe ATV sales are through the roof.

V1P: That pic' is beautiful, I like it even better than the first edition :thumbsup:
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby v1p » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:11 pm

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby v1p » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:56 am

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:18 pm

Out walking today - a bit chilly but wonderful.

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:24 am

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I've been out walking again yesterday. Trying to lose some weight. Took this picture from Lyngbønipen where I live. Later today we'll climb Lyderhorn and I hope to take some more pictures.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:17 pm

My better half and I climbed Lyderhorn mountain earlier today. The weather was perfect. Lyderhorn is 396/1299 ft meter above sea level which may not seem as much - untill you start climbing.....

My better half looking west towards England or perhaps Scotland?

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Lyderhorn Mountain courtesy of Google Earth:

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby dramtastic » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:50 am

Lovely MrF, nice way to try and lose weight.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby andyt » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:12 pm

70013 Britannia class Oliver Cromwell steaming into Dyce station this afternoon, a magical moment for me.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:54 am

Andy:
Have you seen "the Tornado" yet? I have followed it's development over the past few years and was quite excited to actually see footage on "Youtube" of it steaming this year. I remember seeing it in photos as a mockup with a few real parts in place during development in the model railway press.

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PS: Yes, I've driven during a steamdrivers' course on The Bluebell Rwy, with Clive Groom, and fell for British steam - hard.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby andyt » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:31 pm

Hi Musky, BBC Top Gear did a very entertaining race between Tornado, Jaguar XK120 and a Vincent Black Shadow, well worth tracking down. I really envy your time on the footplate it's one of the things on my bucket list.
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Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:50 am

Andy:
This is the website for the course I took on the Bluebell: http://www.steamway.dircon.co.uk/
Clive is very knowledgeable and runs a nice tight course. Well worth the £600.00 fee for the five day course.

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:28 pm

Our beloved Oscar is forever gone. Rest in peace.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:14 pm

Pinkie had a cunning plan to keep Gordon away from the casks in the Lagavulin Warehouse , ask his wife to get the samples !
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:01 pm

Collector57 wrote:
Mr Fjeld wrote:Our beloved Oscar is forever gone. Rest in peace.

Commiserations Christian.
I'll raise a glass to him.

Thank you Nick.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:50 pm

Out walking again yesterday. This is from a mountain right in front of the house and it took us two hours to get to the peak and then back again. Lovely!

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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:25 am

Mr Fjeld wrote:Our beloved Oscar is forever gone. Rest in peace.

Terrible news Christian. I'm really sorry to hear that.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby dramtastic » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:59 am

Mr Fjeld wrote:Our beloved Oscar is forever gone. Rest in peace.
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I am sorry for your loss as well MrF. My boy still lives with me in his box(cremated) in the home office next to his collage of photo's. It's only now after 6 years that I am ready(he died before Mrs DT came along)
for another 'child'.

One of the following will be coming to there new home in 6-7 weeks time
Mrs DT was not allowed a dog when growing up and we are both very excited!
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby johan brugge » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:34 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:Our beloved Oscar is forever gone. Rest in peace.
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I'm very sorry for your loss Mr. F. I'm sure he had a wonderfull life with your family.
Congratulations on the 'rebirth' of your dog DT. They look cute.
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:19 pm

Thanks for the kind words guys. Dramtastic, you and Ms Dramtastic are very lucky indeed. Lovely puppies!
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Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun May 02, 2010 4:01 am

Christian: As you know, I was very upset to hear of Oscar's passing, as mentioned in my e-mail a while back.

The rest of the forum may not realise how pivotal Oscar was to our involvement in these Forums. After Oscar was injured a number of years ago, Christian and I began to PM back and forth about Oscar and what to do. We discovered that we both have a love for dogs and whisky and hit it off very well. This led to our co-authoring the first live tasting on the Forums and ongoing interactions outside the Forums.

The loss of Oscar was very saddening to both myself and Mrs Musky. I had hoped to travel to Norway one day to see Oscar in person and am the poorer for never having the opportunity. Oscar will be sorely missed on this side of the Atlantic as well. Rest in peace, little fellow.

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