Landscape 2014

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Kalainen » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:10 pm

Dr. Harout wrote:Baatara pothole (man included for sense of scale)
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Great looking shot, has a lot of dimension in it.

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Birma » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:32 pm

Love the wintery tones over the city Richard :)
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby sury » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:08 pm

I am with Andy, Richard.

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Birma » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:58 pm

Well, the light didn't quite develop as I'd hoped this morning, but I did get to go out and explore a new locations. With all of the rain we've had over the last three months the footpaths are a nightmare and so I was looking for routes across the fields when ever I could, but even then it was very soggy underfoot. I've always liked the rolling landscape and the trees in this area, and I was trying to find a new view over Worcestershire.

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby bfitzgerald » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:59 pm

Lovely lighting, someone's going to have to tie Birma's hands behind his back so he can't take photos :mrgreen:

I was out today taking photos of Russian's (honestly!)
But I had a play with this

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More info on the location

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallarus_Oratory

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby UrsaMajor » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:42 pm

Dr. Harout wrote:Baatara pothole (man included for sense of scale)
Great shot, Doc. The inclusion of the man in the picture makes an enormous difference, IMO. Without him, it could easily be just a minor depression.

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Rhtubbs » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:33 am

Birma wrote:Well, the light didn't quite develop as I'd hoped this morning, but I did get to go out and explore a new locations. With all of the rain we've had over the last three months the footpaths are a nightmare and so I was looking for routes across the fields when ever I could, but even then it was very soggy underfoot. I've always liked the rolling landscape and the trees in this area, and I was trying to find a new view over Worcestershire.

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2014 Crews Hill - Breaking Through by Birm, on Flickr

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Very nice, Birma!

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Birma » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:03 pm

Thank you Ron and Barry :) .

I like the B&W and composition of the oratory picture Barry. The stone in the foreground seems to emphasise the material that the building is made of. It is nearly 20 year since I visited it. Definitely worth a visit. :) So what is this about Russians?

Here is another shot from Saturday morning. Wider and from a slightly different position.

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:38 pm

I agree with Barry on tying Birma's hands...
Superb shots Birma and Barry.
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Birma » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:41 pm

Thanks Doc :)
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby bfitzgerald » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:08 pm

Well I had to go out there to take a group shot of some Russian tour operators for Tourism Ireland, not the most pleasant day (weather is horrible here)
So I thought I'd take a few just of the Oratory, but not really a day for colour shooting quite overcast most of the time.

The girl on the left (Anastasia) has a Nikon D5200, Vladimir (second to last on the right) was most insistent that he wanted to see sheep in the photo!
Quite a nice bunch, not the most patient though. Of the 13 people there 10 had a surname ending with an A, 3 of the girls had a first name of Elena. Their english was very good though for the most part, which is useful as my Russian is pretty bad ;-)

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Stuff like this isn't that exciting to do, but it does get you out in places that might be of interest. It's a place I'd go back to (not really much there bar this Oratory) it's about 10 mins drive outside Dingle town itself. You'd want better light for colour landscape work though.

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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Birma » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:25 pm

Well at least the picture gives an authentic view of the weather in the British Isles at the moment. They look well organised in that picture Barry :)
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby the_hefay » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:33 am

Andy, that is another superb shot.

Barry, that looks like an interesting place. And it looks like it's been around a few years. :) My sister-in-law is a Russian. She said that there were relatively few names that Russians used for their girls and that if you shouted out any one of those names in a crowd, you'd get several replies. However, when I was over there, I was too much a coward to try it. :D
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby Birma » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:06 am

Thanks Hefay :)
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Re: Landscape 2014

Unread postby bfitzgerald » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:53 pm

the_hefay wrote:Andy, that is another superb shot.

Barry, that looks like an interesting place. And it looks like it's been around a few years. :) My sister-in-law is a Russian. She said that there were relatively few names that Russians used for their girls and that if you shouted out any one of those names in a crowd, you'd get several replies. However, when I was over there, I was too much a coward to try it. :D



I did try a few Vladimir Putin jokes but they didn't seem overly impressed with that. One of them kept laughing constantly and was talking away almost crying with laughter. Of course I've no idea what she was saying no doubt I don't want to know!

Weather is basically typical of over here this time of year, even in summer it's often poor. If you see any shots of Ireland with pacific blue skies and beaming sunshine it's far removed from the norm. Not a bad summer last year.

It's supposed to be quite an old structure but some say it's 12th century not earlier, hard to tell really looks to me as if it's has some reconstruction work done on it (condition is a bit too good for that age of building) There are a few of these "beehive" structures in Dingle, though they try to charge you to get in summertime.
Ireland is geared to tourism and esp the American tourist where they try to extract every dollar in your pocket (you frequently see the USA flag around and lots hotels fly it)


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