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13/11/2013 at 19:43

Well actually, Dove....during my snapping trip today, came by this farm with some derelict outbuildings and asked permission to take a snap of them......the farmer looking at me puzzled informed me that they were due for demolition soon.

For one thing I think they have a special photographic appeal when they are in a tumbled-down state and for people like us I feel a record should be kept.


13/11/2013 at 19:52

I absolutely agree - there were several ranges of similar buildings along the North Norfolk coast - I think all have been demolished now - I think they should have been Listed .... somehow you don't think of it until they're gone, they're so much part of the landscape it's as if they'll be there for ever.  

A local printmaker I know has made a series of prints of some of them - so at least they're recorded. 

13/11/2013 at 20:00

Fairy - your picture is so pretty it almost looks like material (can't think what it's called but something like jacquard).

13/11/2013 at 20:19

My best friend is Jasper.

we were camping 5 years ago and one morning I said to my OH it's time to replace my old Springer (Max) you see we had to give him away as my wife was pregnant with my son (IVF) but he was Jumping up at her also being to aggressive (rescue Dog) it broke my heart but we had tried for years to have a baby so I wasn’t going to let anything happen to my wife and child.

Any way we were on holiday in North Devon when one morning I was saying to OH that it was time we started to think about replacing him as It had been over seven years. Later that morning my wife and son went up to the pet’s corner and low and behold he was the last one in the litter; actually he had been sold and returned that day. My OH came back and told me so I went to have a look. That was it Love at first sight, we are addicted to each other he is always by my side with a ball in his mouth he is obsessed with ball’s


13/11/2013 at 20:26

That's a lovely tail  James - it's sad but quite understandable that Max had to go - we can never tell what's happened in a rescue dogs' earlier life, and sometimes they will sense a pregnancy and feel their place in the 'pack'  is threatened and act accordingly.  And now you have Jasper - and he is gorgeous and there's obviously a lot of mutual admiration going on 

13/11/2013 at 20:39

Max was given to a friend by the sea that had a heart bypass and needed to walk every day he went to a good home I even went to make sure the new owners were right for him 


13/11/2013 at 20:42

This is what my new lens does.


13/11/2013 at 21:00

That's impressive David - the boat is only just visible in the first shot. 

13/11/2013 at 21:00

James, that sounds as if everything turned out right all around. 


David, will you be touting for work with the The Sun?  That's a paparazzi lens   ..... only joking .... I'll get my coat

13/11/2013 at 21:44

Nice one David 


13/11/2013 at 21:54

Nice story James.  My own dog was the character of the litter....yes, love at first sight.

Amazing picture David.  Been looking at some cameras online around the £300 mark. Nikons and canons.  Basically, what should I be looking for and compare?

13/11/2013 at 22:22

Thanks folks....Verdun, my new camera is a Fujifilm HS50EXR and cost (including a quality case & 8GB memory card) £385. I'm very pleased with it, although today is the first time I've had a chance to get used to it.

My previous camera was the Fugifilm S4500 = 30x zoom (only 3 months old & for sale) it gave me a good insight to how the new one works.

I would say, not to get get carried away by pixel numbers, don't be in a hurry and talk to people who have experience.

I think probably Nikon & Canon make the best cameras, but you pays yer money & takes your choice.

13/11/2013 at 22:28

Another shot taken today.

13/11/2013 at 23:10

Thanks David 

14/11/2013 at 08:32
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

I've found a photo only external Hard drive so be warned more Photos coming from me.


It would be an even harder drive indoors

14/11/2013 at 08:46
Verdun wrote (see)

Amazing picture David.  Been looking at some cameras online around the £300 mark. Nikons and canons.  Basically, what should I be looking for and compare?

Hi Verdun,

Have a look at the Panasonic Range - most of their cameras now have Leica lenses and they are superb!

My current version is the TZ40 and is packed with features, is small enough to fit comfortably in a pocket, has a macro setting and an amazing telphoto facility for such a small camera. If you have a smart phone it will wirelessly transfer pics you take onto the phone just by placing the phone close to the camera, so that you can email them instantly to friends and family (though that function does not work with an Apple iPhone! - transfer to the iPhone that is!). Price for the TZ40 is around £230 in stores such as John Lewis but you may be able to get it cheaper from specialised Camera shops (if it does what you want it to).

14/11/2013 at 09:08

Someone has a tile missing:


14/11/2013 at 09:18

I have no experience of Panasonic cameras, but do know they were awarded 'best photography brand' by Which 2013.

14/11/2013 at 09:26

I've taken a leisurely look back at recent pics posted here this morning, and I have to say that (IMHO) 'little boy on a tractor' posted by James is a completion winner….fantastic composure!

14/11/2013 at 11:13

Love everyone's photos. I'm a rubbish photogragher and I've only got a cheap digital camera. I just take photos to keep some sort of record of the garden and wildlife arround me.

Adders are not everyone's taste but I feel privileged to see them. I always keep the dog on the lead where they might be as we've had a few dogs  bitten this year.