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Camera Corner

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 11:35

Thanks, Ann, maybe it should be something I should be considering myself...although there is loads of technical expertise & help at my club.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 10:24

Just spotted in my post about 'photo manipulation' (19.39 yesterday) has the word 'completion' on the second line, I did intend to write 'competition'......think I must have typoed and the spellchecker changed it.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 10:07

Sorry, Ann...I should have added that (from what you say) your new camera club seems to be impressive in its teaching technique.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 09:52

Lovely shots, Lily...thank you for sharing them.

Ann - I come from the old school of photography and have no problems with subject choice, composure or any of those things, I joined my club basically to improve my understanding of camera technology.

KEF - Members seem equally divided between for & agin, but it's a sad fact that the agins are at a disadvantage.

I would just add that in the old days when we had to buy our film, costs dictated we had to be more careful when taking our shots.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 09:43
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

B****y hounds decided to dig a hole next to my blueberry bush and in the process buried my sweet peas! Was out with the torch at 11 last night moving the soil (with my hand......glad there were no slugs!!), luckily only one was damaged (beyond repair).....


Oh dear, Tracy.....those poor sweet peas do seem to be jinxed.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 09:41


Hi, those long straight stems. There are two methods of growing SPs.

1) the decorative method & 2) the cordon method. The decorative method is for growing for cut flowers and involves nothing more elaborate than providing adequate support & letting them romp away.The cordon method is very labour intensive, but the one used by exhibitors.

I've posted a cordon growing guide on page 23 of this thread.  


Camera Corner

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:39

Anyone share my point of view?

I becoming increasing disillusioned with the completion side of my camera club, particularly with the digital manipulation with 'photoshop' and other similar software.

I prefer not to enter any of my work on the basis that the judges even seem to insist that certain aspects of the entries being so manipulated.

Not sure if I'm inclined to be a member anymore.  


Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:15

Is this a record? Just had an email informing me that someone on GW forum had sent me a PM.......I actually received, read and responded to it on the 12th March.

Container grown Acer

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 16:10

Meomye - The one in the garden (although it's still  in a pot) is Acer 'Garnet', I'm not sure about the name of the other at the fact I gave it away a couple of years ago.

Both are over 10 years old and were bargain buys as tiny plants.....I think it was Woolworths.

Edit. In a shaded/sheltered corner facing north.

Container grown Acer

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 15:43


Meomye - This is two I have growing in a pots.....apologies to those who have seen them before, but I thought it would help.


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