ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Saturday, 21 September 2013

I HAVE BEEN SHOPPING. (20/09/13)

There wasn’t a cloud in the sky when I woke this morning. I walked the dogs through a charming bit of woodland.

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_MG_1650_1_2_fused After yesterday it was a perfect start. I then set of for Harrison Cameras. As a result of this foray I’m now the proud owner of more rammel. I went for a motion detect camera and whilst there I found a very old Vivitar flash bracket. I’m thrilled to bits with it. I’ll take it’s picture sometime soon. I also wanted a new focusing screen for the 1Ds. This gives a cross split image in the view finder and should give much more accurate macro focusing. I’ll have to pop back for that on Monday as it was over at their warehouse. I then moved over to Buxton as the site I wanted was full for tonight.

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_MG_1662_3_4_fused  This is a folly called Solomon’s Tower. If it’s fine first thing tomorrow  I’ll pop up with some flash units. There were too many folk about this afternoon.

_MG_1672    The dogs stopped to pass the time of day with a pair of lambs.  Tomorrow I’m moving back to Millers Dale, It’s only a mile or so.

Have a great weekend. Internet here is very hit and miss so I’ll try and post this.

32 comments:

  1. Adrian, you did all that before 4:17am, the sun is up & shops do open early in the UK. I know it was yesterday right?

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    1. Yes Carol, I couldn't get an internet connection yesterday. I'm just waiting for it to get light now.

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  2. Love your images, Adrian. Specially the one with your dogs & the sheep. England has such a wonderful countryside. The Tower is very interesting with nothing else around it on top of a hill, wonder what the reason is for the tower.

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    1. Horst, they were built as decoration. Wealthy landowners used to build them to provide work for the peasants in depressed times.

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  3. It's no good Adrian, you'll have to stop visiting that shop or you'll soon have more kit than they have!

    Looking forward to seeing the results from the trail cam..I hope there's going to be no setting it up to record the night time activities of your unsuspecting fellow campers though?

    You've got some beautiful scenery there...in the sunshine!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I was determined this time to only get what I'd gone for. No will power that's my trouble. The flash bracket is rather wonderful though and was very cheap.
      I'll let you know what the focusing screen is like to use. It should be like focusing a range finder. They are just under £26.99p so if they increase the hit rate for macro are a bargain.

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  4. Stunning scenery Adrian, especially the third one of the tower on top of the hill.
    Good to see the dogs making friends.

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    1. Keith, they are well over sharpened. I wasn't concentrating.
      The lambs were very sociable.

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  5. I did say on Thursday there was no chance of you leaving Harisson's only with what you'd gone for! Hope the focusing screen works well -- not that your macro photos need much help.

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    1. Mark, Harrison are fatal. It could be worse I could have called in Maplin.
      I am hoping that a split screen will make 3x micro hand held shots possible. The ring flash takes care of speed but focusing fast enough on creepy crawlies is the very devil.

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  6. All of them are great! I guess if I had to pick one it would be the lambs and dogs. The expression on the lambs' faces is just interesting.

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    1. David all but the last leave much to be desired I'll rework them today. It's rare for lambs to want to talk to the dogs. I suspect these two were hand reared....we call them kayed lambs.

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  7. The ignorant farmer should keep those vicious lambs tied up as they are clearly worrying your innocent little doggies!

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    1. YP, never mind worrying the dogs, were I not so brave they would worry me.

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  8. Some people collect stamps or post cards (I can just about understand the latter) but Vivitar flash brackets?? Edit out the dogs' lead and I think you have the makings of a good post card there Adrian.

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    1. Graham, I'm not that nerdy...I have never had one before. It is magnificent and worthy of a post on it's own. The dogs don't need a lead really. It's just that I was getting near the road and Alf is a wee devil if a red van comes past.

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  9. You are in a very scenic area and have taken some awesome photos. Not being a photographer, it seems like there is an endless number of gadgets and attachments that you can buy for specialized photos.

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    1. Red, I was in a rush and never noticed how bad they are. I'll repost them today when I've reprocessed I'll do a before and after. The gadgets don't make me a better snapper but they do speed the job up, Most times to the detriment of quality

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  10. geweldig deze landschapsfoto,s en de honden met de lammeren is ook heel mooi.

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    1. De landschappen zal ik opnieuw doen. De honden worden gebruikt om andere dieren. Ze hebben te leven zoals wij dat doen.

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  11. Perfect scenery for this time, and the dogs were happy as well.

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    1. Bob, look at them large they are over sharpened and I had the camera locked on flash sinc speed and nor aperture priority or manual. I'll re-do and repost them. The dogs are very sociable.

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  12. As did shopping, dogs have found good friends :))
    The scenery is beautiful. To continue enjoying.
    Have a great weekend.
    A hug.
    Pd. Sometimes the comment in Castilian step without realizing it, but I see that you understand perfectly.

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    1. No  problema, yo hablaba de Galicia, en el sur español y mexicano. Eso es muy viejo español. Conozco la diferencia entre nata y crema, no hay diferencia en absoluto a menos que sea nata para cocinar. Escribes lo que es más fácil para tu.

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  13. HI Adrian That place is so scenic and your photos are really good. I am surprised that the lambs did not run away from the dogs.

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    1. Margaret, animals trained right enjoy other domesticated or trained right animals.
      I love animals more than human animals. The dogs are fed by me so just want to have a chat.
      They is wee buggers for chasing after the postie or the bin wagon though.
      All sheep are domesticated and in the north of England they rely on a food delivery. They aren't wary of dogs.

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  14. Good one of the dogs and the sheep. And I like that tower on the hill! :)

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    1. Monica, It is a good place to stay but a bit cold. The dogs are usually very sociable.

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  15. This is a beautiful place Adrian; I envy you!

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    1. Maria, I messed the editing up but it is a good place.

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  16. I vaguely remember that Tower somewhere. Classic shots well away from Abbeydale / London Road !!

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    1. Jay, it's outside Buxton at Grin Low.

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