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23/10/2013 at 12:43

are they day trips David or are you staying for a few days ? we have had a lot of heavy rain over the last few days so a lot of trees have lost there leaves but as you say the scenery is stunning and now we are both able we do have lots of days out and never tire of it and despite living here all our lives we can still find places we have never seen before although we do avoid the lakes in the high tourist season and go east into Yorkshire

23/10/2013 at 13:21

pd- how could you think such a thing...

It was very pretty but I'm a good girl! There's another beauty near me which has been planted near a front door which is a shame. It's huge and is a stunning colour just now. 

David- Lakes are lovely at this time of year. Used to holiday there often in early autum. Hope the weather is kind to you. 


23/10/2013 at 17:10

Ann - these will be two day trips. The one to Wales being with a coach company, the one to the Lakes will be with my local camera club.....Regards the latter, if the trees were in their full autumn glory, it would just be a bonus.

Fairygirl - I agree, although I've never had a holiday there, I've visited many times.

23/10/2013 at 19:19

Brumbull wrote (see)

David, whats your choice of camera ?


Well, choice of camera would be a Nikon DSLR, costing around £7000. But, (back to the real world) my present camera is Fuji S4500; although I have a couple that have technology has left behind. 

My Fuji is a bridge camera (as against a DSLR) and does most tasks I require adequately. With flexibility such as a 30 times magnification lens, down to 1cm macro & super-macro features.

There's much more to it than that, but I'm not sure how interested you are in the ins & outs of photography.


23/10/2013 at 19:32

David, that was going to be my question, viz., what sort of camera and are you a,professional or keen amateur  photographer?  The picture stunning. 

Just an average amateur myself with no eye for photography and a cheapo camera but so tempted to learn more.  What sort of camera would ??ou suggest without breaking the bank?

23/10/2013 at 20:03

Verdun - First of all I would talk photography until the cows come home, but I think it would be discourteous to 'happymarion' to highjack her thread.

Definately not a professional's just a pastime.

However, and to answer your query, I’ve seen remarkable results from this camera.

It would do all you need & more.




23/10/2013 at 20:07

Thanks David

23/10/2013 at 20:17
'bout time you learnt how to use a camera Verdun, try a box brownie to get you started.
23/10/2013 at 20:20

You're welcome, Verdun and thank you for saying you liked my pic, does look quite nice as a 8 x 6 pic.

Hope you're not offended by my reservations about highjacking this thread....maybe there's a place for general photo thread somewhere. 

23/10/2013 at 20:37

Not at all David.  Understand totally.  Wish I had better photography skills cos they go well with gardens, wildlife, etc. 

23/10/2013 at 20:56

Not at all David.  Understand totally.  Wish I had better photography skills cos they go well with gardens, wildlife, etc. 


Good to know....I agree, my three favourite pastimes are gardening, fishing & photography and all three compliment themselves very well. 

Also (in the season) I like to visit all kinds of shows, ranging from village fetes, to the big agricultural shows...they all offer very good pic taking opportunities.

Just about to watch some dream photography on BBC1 at 9-o-clock....'The Great British Year'.


23/10/2013 at 21:09

David, Enjoy your day in the Lakes, I'm sure you'll get some fabulous pictures. Lovely place to visit in all the seasons.

23/10/2013 at 23:53

enjoy your days out David i hope the weather is good for you but sometime a few clouds can give a good effect

24/10/2013 at 09:06

No problem, Brumbull...nice to get a response, it doesn't always happen.

Your Nikon DSLR is a very good camera, but for the moment I prefer the less complex bridge camera.

Perhaps I'll post more pics, as and when appropriate.....not sure where to locate them though.

24/10/2013 at 09:31

Such a thread will interest me too.

24/10/2013 at 09:34
Brumbull wrote (see)
You could make a new thread ? Perhaps called " The Seasons through a Lens " ? not sure, but will leave with you as it's your idea, but will support the thread of that's ok.


Thanks, Brumball. Something to consider....perhaps it would be better not to restricted to seasonal pics though (I just posted some autumnal ones I had at hand to support the autumn theme of the thread)  I quite enjoy taking close-ups too.

Something like so:



24/10/2013 at 13:41

Lovely David. I took some of a huge bee which appeared yesterday but they weren't good quality. Took this of some clematis seedheads though during a sunny spell:


24/10/2013 at 13:54
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Lovely David. I took some of a huge bee which appeared yesterday but they weren't good quality. Took this of some clematis seedheads though during a sunny spell:



Oh dear! What have I started??  I feel a new thread coming on!

Very nice pic, Gardengirl.....bees can be a little elusive, can't they?

I managed to get these a little while ago:


24/10/2013 at 14:03
Verdun wrote (see)

Such a thread will interest me too.


Would something like 'Camera Corner' be okay?

I  have just one small reservation. I know there are some really good photographers out there and I get a lot of pleasure from seeing their pics, so I hope it won't be just about my input.

24/10/2013 at 15:00

yes please David i would enjoy that 

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