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Favourite photos in October '18

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3 minutes ago, NYCat said:

I love those sorts of gardens that look accidental though I'm sure they take a lot of work. Nice to think of taking that walk.

The Garden House was one of the pioneers of naturalistic drift planting, Paulette.  And that's only a small part of the whole garden.  Lots for me to photograph throughout the year.  Next week our Acer glade (lots of Japanese maples) will be in full autumn colour - reds, oranges, yellows - it's quite spectacular.

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I've always thought Engelbert looks a bit louche for a saint....

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..........and what was on at the pictures this very week in 1984.

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Nostalgia of my commuting days? NOT!!

 

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Festival of Flowers in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

 

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Try a different way of looking at things. Sir Antony Gormley cast iron figures on Crosby Beach, Liverpool.

 

Alan
 

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Tacky souvenirs of Bruges

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Brutalist "Die Brücke" art gallery, Köln, 1950, by Wilhelm Riphahn, formerly the British Council, by St. Apostlen church

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Trying my hand at candid portraits

 

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Cutting tree mallow on Fidra. An ever patient husband following instructions 

 

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De Vlamingdam in Brugge.

That's right, chip shops in Belgium sell alcohol!

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2 hours ago, spacecadet said:

De Vlamingdam in Brugge.

That's right, chip shops in Belgium sell alcohol!

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I notice many of the props in your photos are of alcoholic beverages.

I guess that's a fine excuse to go for a drink ! :D

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34 minutes ago, AlbertSnapper said:

 

I notice many of the props in your photos are of alcoholic beverages.

I guess that's a fine excuse to go for a drink ! :D

Yes, food and drink is a good 15% of my port. They're reasonable sellers on the whole. Not always enough to pay for the evening, but usually at least for the drink.

I'd have drunk them anyway, so....

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49 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Yes, food and drink is a good 15% of my port. They're reasonable sellers on the whole. Not always enough to pay for the evening, but usually at least for the drink.

I'd have drunk them anyway, so....

HHhmmmm.  Now that does sound like an avenue worth exploring lol.

 

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I'm not sure whether it's acceptable to pick sides in such a situation, but I have to say that the look on the guy's face gets no sympathy from me.

 

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I don't know what you see, but I see a look of terror. He's not carrying a weapon and appears to be no threat to the officers at that point.

What happened before and after?

Additionally, putting "right-wing" in the caption- isn't there something about impartiality in the various guidelines?

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5 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

What happened before and after?

They attacked and broke through the hugely outnumbered police line. You have to ask what they thought the consequences of such action would be.

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2 hours ago, Avpics said:

They attacked and broke through the hugely outnumbered police line. You have to ask what they thought the consequences of such action would be.

Unfortunately, I have personal experience of peaceful non-violent protest that has drawn an excessively violent response from British police - it cannot now be assumed that a British police officer showing the upper hand in a violent confrontation is necessarily justified.

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2 hours ago, Starsphinx said:

Unfortunately, I have personal experience of peaceful non-violent protest that has drawn an excessively violent response from British police - it cannot now be assumed that a British police officer showing the upper hand in a violent confrontation is necessarily justified.

So you say, but the example in question was not a "peaceful and non-violent protest" as the photographs leading up to it, and the news reports, clearly show.

I've got news for you -DFLA are not the Women's Institute.

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PEYEW6.jpg In one of the streets cafes in Rome

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I love the challenge of firstly finding live marine shells - especially these as they live buried in the sand, and then once found, trying to get a shot with their eyes included, before they re-bury themselves.

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On 14/10/2018 at 16:22, Starsphinx said:

HHhmmmm.  Now that does sound like an avenue worth exploring lol.

 

I spend quite a bit of time down that particular alley.:lol:

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On 10/15/2018 at 11:24, Avpics said:

I'm not sure whether it's acceptable to pick sides in such a situation, but I have to say that the look on the guy's face gets no sympathy from me.

 

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Excellent capture of the moment.

 

I have a question. Would you consider a tighter crop in these situations? Do you think it would have more value than a wider angle?

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9 minutes ago, Brasilnut said:

 

Excellent capture of the moment.

 

I have a question. Would you consider a tighter crop in these situations? Do you think it would have more value than a wider angle?

Yes, and I've uploaded one for stock. This image was part of a Live News batch from the day uploaded in a rush with minimal editing, and the frustrations of trying to find a signal and a safe area to work. I had to abandon one upload when fighting broke out close by.

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Where young lovers meet, the Triton Fountains, Valletta, Malta.

 

Alan

 

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