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  1. On 30/11/2020 at 11:52, Robert M Estall said:

    Once you discover how easily these home espresso machines make superb coffee you'll chuck all those instant jars away. The ones which use pods are a waste of time and money. As to flat whites, Lattes and most of current offerings, I really don't get it. Cappuccino qualifies as coffee, most of the rest don't. Why we call watered down Espresso AMERICANO I have no idea. In Italy they give you a glass of water alongside your espresso just in case you are thirsty. I'm pleasantly surprised how so many little cafes in the UK have a decent Espresso machine and will give a proper coffee. Mostly they are proper Gaggia machines though there are a few alternatives out there.

    Robert, I'm going to stick to my jars😁


    I think over the years I've tried many types of coffee even going back to that thing called a percolator😁 hope I'm not showing my age here !  Tried grinding coffee beans etc.,They were all good at first but then I got fed up with them ha ha.  Also I hate having gadgets all over the kitchen worktop and no more room in my cupboards to store them....it's instant for me but enjoy yours😁



  2. 23 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

    Carol,  I was criticising the name, not the coffee itself. Basically, it's just what Italians call caffe latte. 


    Robert, there was a home espresso machine at some of the flats I stayed at in the past two years. I don't see myself moving around with one, not an item for a nomad. I used a French press, drink black Italian coffee with sugar, but just two large mugs in the morning. In NYC, I often had a caffe macchiato in the afternoon. 


    Allan, I see myself as a guest in your country. I'm not here to tell people how to do things, although sometimes I have those thoughts. 




    Apologies Edo, must have been reading too quickly😁



  3. 2 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

    I apologise to the people of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland for my comment on Black Friday. I can't recall every hearing it in the States. It's been some time since I've done Christmas. (I still don't like 'flat white', and I'll add 'a stuffed roll' to that.)




    I don't like flat white coffee either or any of the fancy other ones.  For me it's black Nescafe Gold Blend😄 probably far too much of it !



  4. 4 hours ago, gvallee said:

    A couple of days ago, I went to Nikon's to have the sensor cleaned on my D4. Great shop, great service, very friendly and efficient. 


    Yesterday we went to an island with a sandy beach. Bear in mind it's summer here, sunny and in the 30Cs. Being Sunday, it was all very joyful, cafes/restaurants with live music, kids jumping from the pier, family having a picnic, people wimming, cycling along the beach or walking the dog, little train with laughing kids. I dutifully made the effort of trying to capture the atmosphere. 


    Today I read the memory card in Bridge. Hmmm... why do they all open in PS instead of ACR?? Damn it!! The Nikon guy reset my settings from Raw to Jpeg for his before/after dust bunnies shot. He didn't need to do that, I knew the sensor was filthy. I wish he told me... It's amazing how a tiny thing upset my workflow though. No Raw to save, no adjustment in ACR before the final save.


    However, in the grand scheme of things, it's a very minor 'bad' day.

    I feel your pain, it happened to me some years ago, I thought there was something wrong with the camera!  Very frustrating, now I ask that it stays on RAW, whether or not they use jpeg and put back to RAW I don't know but now I always check when it's done anyway....It appears to be the only thing that changes.



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  5. 13 hours ago, geogphotos said:


    I suppose I feel that because I have lost confidence in my ability to assess the quality required and consequently doubt past decisions made about images.

    Glad you have it sorted, don't doubt your confidence, you have a port that some of us can only dream of😉



  6. One of a couple that appeared this morning $



    Country: Worldwide
    Usage: Presentation or newsletters, Use in a presentation/talk (eg,Powerpoint and Keynote) or in a newsletter.
    57 MB
    5472 x 3648 pixels 
    3 MB compressed
    Start: 28 October 2020
    End: 28 October 2025



    5 MB
    1576 x 1029 pixels 
    272KB compressed
    Duration: 3 months. Any placement: Inside or cover.

    Again $ but it all mounts up.....



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  7. I managed to catch the presentation at 2 p.m., so thank you again Wim for pointing out the GMT difference.  Was pleased I got to watch the introduction of the new notes especially the $10 one😀   It was confirmed that the new $5, $10 & $20 dollar notes will go into circulation this November and will run alongside the old ones for the time being.


    Still feeling massively humbled and over the moon to have an image on a banknote.....



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  8. Many thanks again Wim, a good point indeed.  It doesn't actually specify GMT but I will check at 10 a.m., also later at 2pm.


    The have also just issued a reminder for the 10am presentation and also for a download at 9.30 a.m., again GMT isn't specified.


    Media Briefing Powerpoint Presentation - Introduction of the $5, $10 and $20 polymer notes - will be available for download on the Central Bank's website (www.central-bank.org.tt) at 9:30 a.m. on October 27, 2020.


    I hope to catch it one way or the other !😀



  9. Hi everyone, as some of you may recall I sold an image in July this year which (or part of which) is to be used on the reverse of a  new $10 polymer banknote in Trinidad & Tobago.


    My massive thanks again to Wim for actually finding out which note it's going on!  I'm still massively chuffed about this!  It's really made my year !   I thought the new notes were going to be circulated September/October, however for the $5 / $10 and $20 it looks like October.  


    Try as I might I still haven't managed to get hold of one of the new notes, it's probably still early days yet maybe.  I did message the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago a while ago via F/Book but they seem to offer only a walk in service.  I found out the printers of the new notes are De La Rue, a company in the UK but they will only deal with the person who contracted them.


    I did find out that tomorrow 27th October at 10 a.m., the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago are holding a media briefing on both Facebook and Youtube on the new $5, $10 and $20 dollar notes so I'm really hoping to see a bit more.


    Anyway thank you again Wim, I have my doubts as to whether I would have found it without you help !


    I'm not sure whether the link below will work😉








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