Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Have the photos been superimposed?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:09

Most published photos are 'tweaked' to enhance them, improve clarity etc - have a look at the Camera Corner thread and see some of the tweaks on there.  David K will be able to explain how more clearly than I can.  I did my photographic training in the days of dark rooms and developer. 

People used to think that photographs had veracity as opposed to paintings ... but there is no 'truth' ... photographs are created images just like paintings. 

However, there are sometimes photos that are 'over tweaked' and looking at the photo on page 13 it does look to me as if the blues have been 'turned up' a fraction too much. 


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:01

Hosta ((hugs))  

A good (and very wise) friend told us that everyone should go to Trago Mills once (and only once) in their lives.  We had no idea what we were going to but we went - it's the creepiest place I think I've ever been ... it's creepier than the ghost train at Gt Yarmouth (but in many ways very similar).  We left with the hairs on the backs of our neck standing to attention and our tums feeling quite nauseous.   It's hideous.  Never again!!!


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 10:33

Has Verdun made an appearance yet today?  Hope he's not been washed away!  Just heard the R2 Travel Report - apparently Cornwall is underwater - road impassable at Trago Mills (I'm sure whatsisname will find a way to blame the tax man for that) and chaos at Penzance!!! 

 Ah, it looks as if they're ok

Cyclamen coum

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 10:01

They're even encroaching on the veg patch


HANG ON A SEC!!!  I'm taking about C. hederifolium ......... I've only got a few C. coum

More coffee needed .........


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 09:30

Paratroopers!???????   They'll make you feel better

Cyclamen coum

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 09:19
Berghill wrote (see)

... even got them as lawn weeds.

Same here Berghill


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 09:17

Morning Topbird

Grab a couple - I'm sure her OH will make some more

Virginia creeper

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 09:07

What are the dimensions of the fence and which way does it face?  Is it a windy or sheltered spot and what is the soil like?


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 07:48


Pat E wrote (see)

.... He claims that its all the fault of people talking about gingernuts.

That was the general idea


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 07:35

Think he's in Sri Lanka at the moment and should be in Australia any day now - he's not told me much about his plans (he's not a great communicator) but from what I've gathered  they'll be spending a fair bit of time with our cousins in Tas - he probably won't be in touch with me and I'll only contact him if necessary as I'm sure he can do without his mobile ringing on holiday, but if I get to hear that he's your way I'll certainly mention it ...... you're very kind

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