The camera never lies… Or does it !?!?…

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Down By The River

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Just occasionally, it is actually worth getting up early in the morning…


Up The Creek

A shot from the end of a rather pleasant day out with friends… although one of them got in to all sorts of mischief.  More on that in another post. Spent the day investigating some unused churches around the area, and ended up here for a few rather nice landscapey type shots… Not entirely sure about this one, as I do hate the sun being burnt out like that, but I loved the light it was casting across the scene… Note to self, must get myself a graduated ND filter mefinks.. along with all the other things I want…


Feeling Reflective

Spent rather a pleasant afternoon strolling along the river with a good friend, and her new Canon 5D Mk II (no fair… lol)… Spent most of the time with one eye open for any potential photo opportunities, and the other eye on her… waiting for her to fall in, so that I could do the decent thing that any friend would do… and grab her camera before it got wet… Well, if she were washed away, I’m sure she’d be only too happy knowing that her camera was going to be looked after !!… Right ??… :D


Karma’s August Rainbow Challenge

Well here are my entries for the Rainbow Challenge… Fortunately due to a fairly pleasant summer most of the shots are all entirely new and “kinda” summery… but I had to throw a couple of old favourites in there too..

Red – and I have to confess to struggling to find any decent red shots, so you’ll have to make do with a nice little red Ferrari Dino 246 from our summer hols… Not mine unfortunately, but it was in Beaulieu Motor Museum that we visited during our summer hols, so it counts… Oh, and one of those red things from the garden too (not my garden though)…

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Ahoy There !!

This is HMS Warrior berthed in Portsmouth Harbour at sunset… Actually it’s been there a lot longer than that. When HMS Warrior was launched back in 1860, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful warship in the world… and was Britain’s first iron hulled and armoured warship. The pride of Queen Victoria’s fleet, she was both steam and sail powered… Fully restored in 1979, at a cost of £8 million, she’s now essentially a living museum, and is pretty impressive… Although maybe not quite so impressive as HMS Victory a few hundred metres away… Some pics of that some time soon…

Here’s the ships wheels on the upper deck, and judging by the size of them I’m guessing it must have taken some steering under rough conditions…

Btw, is it JUST me, or does anyone else hate it when people dress their kids in identical clothes !?!?… I’m sure my wife / kids did this JUST to annoy the heck out of me !!… lol.. All I can say is that I’m glad they’re not twins… or someone would be in serious trouble… ;)

Finally, here’s a view below decks on the main gun deck, showing one of the twenty two 68 pound guns, and a few itty bitty shells…


Time To Reflect


Yaaaawn…

Well I am the first to admit that dragging myself out of bed early in the morning doesn’t usually feature too high on my list of “things I WANT to do today”… Fortunately though it does appear on my list of “things I HAVE to do today” when it comes to getting to work…

And sometimes… just occasionally…  it’s made all that bit more worthwhile when you crawl out of bed to something like this…


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