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Camera Corner

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 11:23

"Thank you for your kind comments Nikki, Lily & B Lizzie."

I said nice things too! 

Just kiddin!

Love the latest ones too.

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 09:32

That's really classy, Ann....the rooftop reflections give a very distinctive touch to the subject.

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 20:35



Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:23

Thanks, Verdun.....yes, car insurance is a minefield that needs close scrutiny.


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.

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