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Camera Corner

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 11:14



I mentioned telephoto lens yesterday....I took these two random shots (nothing special) this morning to illustrate the point.

The church in the middle of the first pic (just about visible) and the second is the same church zoomed in on.

As you can see, I took the shots while watching Sunday morning soccer.


 Btw, the church was about a mile away.


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 16:10

Bob is quite right of course, when I replied, I assumed this would have been done and was therefore applicable to haulms above the ridges.


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 16:06

Hi, recommendation would be for either 'Swift' or 'Rocket', both super tasting spuds.

Regarding frost protection, if you don't plant too early, they won't need it. If we do get a very late frost, they can be covered with sheets of newspaper..... weighted down with stones or similar, of course.

Finally, when spuds do get nipped by late frosts, the damage isn't normally terminal, they will recover without damage to the tubers. 


Camera Corner

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:49



I can see your bullfinch, Fritillary.....a telephoto lens is useful at time like that.

Had another play with my b & w/colours. This time swapped the pot for a red one.

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 09:13
Lunaria wrote (see)

You've just ruined the magic. But I'm still impressed with the camera.  My husband would love that.


Morning, Lunaria

Sorry if I've shattered any illusions  It's not a camera setting I've used very much, but does offer another interesting dimension to photography.

I have seen an excellent shot taken by a member of my camera club, the subject being children playing in a field of pumpkins with the camera being set to highlight the colour orange. 


Camera Corner

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 19:26

Hi, Charlie

The setting I select on my camera uses filters to highlight these chosen colours. Within the same program it also offers 'pro focus' pro low light' and 'multiple exposure'.

'I suppose I'm showing my age' is quite a new camera.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 16:33
Lunaria wrote (see)

Beautiful photo, your a camera wizard! Don't tell me how you did it. Like magic, its probably really easy and best if I don't know how. 

Nothing wizardry about it,'s a setting on my camera. I can do likewise with several other colours, yellow, purple, blue and a couple more I can't recall.

Thanks, KEF.  xx

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 13:18


Just messing around really  Some of us have expressed a liking for b & w pics, others for I've been playing around with this relic from Christmas to please everyone.  

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 09:03

Personally I would want one free of charge....and I ask the question, what are you going to do with these seedlings after they have germinated at express speed?....A  heated greenhouse (to 60f) would be imperative.

Experience tells me that trying to beat nature by producing stuff early is doomed to fail.

Alas, garden centres will once again have tomato plants for sale in February & people will buy, only to be back for more in May.  



Growing Roses

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 20:39

Road-kill, fertilizer etc.

Was putting some flowers on a friends grave recently and struck up a conversation with someone who likewise was attending a grave.

'I wonder why there are always so many molehills in this cemetery', she says.....'moles are mostly found in rich soil where is an abundance of worms' says I. 

Yours truly quickly changes the subject, before the penny dropped.

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