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Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:21
Edd wrote (see)

This may not fit all but worth a look if you qualify.


Thanks for the link, sadly I don't qualify on a number of counts.

I would strongly recommend managing your account online, it gives you a good insight into your account.....for instance I can see at a glance that I have used 7% more energy now, than at this time last year and I'll submit regular monthly meter readings from now on.


Posted: 04/01/2014 at 11:20

Hi, folks.....I know I'm not a regular contributor to the thread, but I thought I would share a recent experience with you that may be of  some benefit.

I have my electric & gas supply from npower. In spite of much press coverage of the subject, I was rather taken aback by the price hike on Dec monthly direct debit had been increased from £92 to £142pm... a cool 55%.

I rang them after the holiday to express my concern....the upshot being (after a long conversation) that I was placed on a tariff costing £130pm, at the same time electing to manage my own account online (no more estimated bills). Yesterday,  I noticed while looking at my online account that the monthly direct debit had been further reduced to £112pm .....further communication confirmed that the latter amount was correct relative to my fuel usage.

With a £336pa saving to me, the moral of my story is, it sometimes pays to query things you're not happy with. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 10:30
Nikki J wrote (see)

Thanks David...took the advice of my daughter and we went out just as it was getting dark.  Managed the milky effect without a tripod and just using a slow shutter speed.


Good call, Nikki......I love the eeriness of the shot, emphasised by the reflections in the waterfall debris. You must have a very steady hand, but I would generally recommend using a tripod or at least to have the camera on a stable surface for a shot like that.

I like your choice of camera too.


Camera Corner

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 10:21

Nothing boring about those shots, Higgy!  Wildlife pics are always good to look at, though a tad difficult to capture at times.

Thanks for your blog link.....I enjoyed reading that too.

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 22:10

Fantastic shots, Nikki.....I love taking waterfall pics myself and you have achieved the milky water beautifully.

Welcome, Buttons.....two gorgeous companions you have there.

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 15:18

Getting better, KEF

On your behalf, I been having a closer look at the settings of my Nikon L27 camera, which I guess is very similar to your L25.....bare in mind I just use mine as a point and shoot normally, so don't need to use it on anything other than auto.

If you press 'scene' you will see a display of icons, one of which is 'a bunch of flowers', select this plus the macro setting and it should be appropriate for most of the ones you are taking.

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 10:55

KEF - Something like this should be achievable with your camera.....just be sure to have plenty of light

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 09:28

I understand, KEF....I can understand focussing may be a problem. I suppose it's a compromise when you have a less sophisticated camera.

Mine has either manual or automatic focus and a electronic (eye) viewfinder in addition to the LCD screen......but of course, cost quite a bit more.

PS. That isn't the Nikon L27 of course!  

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 20:23
little-ann wrote (see)

Hi david, yes the classes start later this month, i have signed up with the lady i met at the camera club, she lives near me so we will be able to travel together although its only about 7 miles

it will be 9 two hour classes and two field trips, the tutor has an MA degree in photography

Ah, that sounds interesting & hopeful.

Btw, I put the walking stick/tripod on my Santa list.....wasn't totally blown away by it, but it does function well as a stick.

On the subject of camera clubs, (although I've posted this link before) I do urge peeps who haven't seen it to take a peek at this website belonging to one of our club members.

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 20:01


A seasonal house plant.



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