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March 2018 Challenge: Without leaving the house (or garden).

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1 hour ago, wiskerke said:

Old car dumped...

A Capri! Mk1 or 2?  ;-)

 

 

It's a Capri Mk 1. It had been there about a year when I took the photo. In retrospect I regret not renovating it but at the time I had quite enough on my plate without needing a renovation project, and the reason I abandoned it in the first place was because it was rusted through underneath so would have needed major surgery.

 

If I'd kept every old car I've ever owned, in good condition, I would be a very rich man now.

 

Alan

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8 hours ago, Inchiquin said:

 

If I'd kept every old car I've ever owned, in good condition, I would be a very rich man now.

 

Alan

Wish I had some of the bikes I owned in the 70's too, though doubt my wife would have quite the same enthusiasm. :unsure:
That said, restorations sell quite well on here - I documented rebuilding a Triumph Daytona a few years back, had several sales from that.

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On 06/03/2018 at 18:01, Allan Bell said:

 

Surely you are not past a bit of house painting yet?

 

Becoming lazy in your old age.

 

Allan

 

 

 

Last year, or was it the year before that, I painted a house wall. It wasn't a very big wall, but it took all day, and, using that special sticky paint on a lumpy rendered surface, it was exhausting. Every brush load had to be laboriously worked in, it's not painting as you might know it. 

 

I asked a builder friend how he would have tackled the job, and his response was "I would have got someone in to do it!"  My overalls are still coated in splashes of white paint. Next time I'll hire in a specialist. 

 

During the recent snowstorms, and foolishly,  driven by boredom, I decided to paint a ceiling.  It was child's play compared to painting house walls. Opportunity missed however, as "aged man painting ceiling" is not in my Alamy collection :wacko:

 

 

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On 3/6/2018 at 18:42, losdemas said:

 

Matt, sorry to you and all for posting this here, but since Alamy chose in their wisdom to remove the private communication channels within the forum, I figured that I might be able to get your attention by chasing up your most recent post.

 

You might want to adjust your image title here.  I think you may have forgotten to de-select the image while adjusting others? ;)

 

EDIT:  ...and while nosing around you port (couldn't help myself!) you might want to take a look at the (ironic) spelling error in your title here. :o:)

 

Are you by chance another resident of Reading? We seem to photograph similar (the same) subjects! There can't be too many Alamy photographers randomly passing through and taking photographs of the Maplin store on the Brunel Retail Park on Rose kiln Lane! :D

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2 hours ago, Matt Ashmore said:

 

Are you by chance another resident of Reading? We seem to photograph similar (the same) subjects! There can't be too many Alamy photographers randomly passing through and taking photographs of the Maplin store on the Brunel Retail Park on Rose kiln Lane! :D

 

:D Guilty as charged!

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Here are my three :) fireworks in the front, jet contrails and a red robin Photinia in the back ...

 

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Looking outside my window counts? Only one from me this month...

@GS-Images May I borrow your 600mm lens? :D 

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On 3/8/2018 at 09:58, Bryan said:

 

During the recent snowstorms, and foolishly,  driven by boredom, I decided to paint a ceiling.  It was child's play compared to painting house walls. Opportunity missed however, as "aged man painting ceiling" is not in my Alamy collection :wacko:

 

It's difficult to take photos of yourself painting however. I guess you'd either need a willing volunteer to take the pictures on your behalf, use a timer or maybe an intervalometer. 

 

Personally, though, my biggest concern would be getting paint all over the camera!

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2 silk scarves, pink and turquoise, blowing in the breeze against a summer blue sky Stock Photo

Pegged these scarves to the washing line, and my OH held them up in the breeze

 

Birthday cake candles aflame Stock Photo

Baked the cake, ate the cake, sold the photos. Is there any better combo?! Surely that's the very definition of 'having your cake and eating it'?! 

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Our yard in autumn (my husband planted those Japanese Maples nearly 20 years ago):

 

colorful-gold-yellow-orange-and-red-japa

 

and in winter:

 

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and in summer:

 

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I must be a lazy photographer, I have a ton of images taken in my yard. 

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Neighbor's house taken from my front yard, unusually covered in snow.

 

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Love squirrels ...

 

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Views from the back of my Cambridge back garden:

 

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Used to be University playing fields. Sadly after a couple decades of enjoying the views, it is now a building site for a new development. 

 

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1 hour ago, andremichel said:

Views from the back of my Cambridge back garden:

 

 

 

Used to be University playing fields. Sadly after a couple decades of enjoying the views, it is now a building site for a new development. 

 

Build a chuffing great fence, if they don't. One that's really ugly on their side.

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On 11/03/2018 at 11:14, spacecadet said:

Build a chuffing great fence, if they don't. One that's really ugly on their side.

 

... with Leylandii on their side! Grows fast and tall, you might come under pressure to prune it though ;)

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2 hours ago, Martin P Wilson said:

 

... with Leylandii on their side! Grows fast and tall, you might come under pressure to prune it though ;)

 

Check the direction of the sun before planting Leylandii it may put your property in the shade.

 

Allan

 

 

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I finally have one uploaded.

M7HFH3.jpgI live in a condo...this is off my balcony. Working on number 2 and number 3.

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Here are two from me.

 

Middle granddaughter, broken foot in a cast, sitting on the floor next to an electrical outlet so she can charge her tablet while reading.

 

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Favorite dog, home from NYC at Christmas. The old girl is looking pretty gray, but still has a lot of spunk left in her.

 

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Bucharest skyline from my balcony

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Near my house

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My neighbour

 

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So here's a few of my view!

A couple of rainbows, & some serious smoke from a forest fire.

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27 minutes ago, Phil Crean said:

So here's a few of my view!

 serious smoke from a forest fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil

You should have told us it was Mt. Teide letting go.

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5 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

You should have told us it was Mt. Teide letting go.

:D:D

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A couple of HOUSEcats and some urban wildlife....

 

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BAHN7P  Domestic tabby cat.

 

 

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S0HKGT  Tabby cat sleeping

 

 

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BB1GNC  Robin born with a New York attitude in a courtyard garden in NYC

 

Paulette

 

 

 

 

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Shot from my front porch in my slippers.

 

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Here’s three from me...

 

I shot this originally for the back of a business card. The two Munkeh’s are sitting on our back fence...

 

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One of our sons Ragdoll cats, who was having a sleepover...

 

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Sunflowers on the kitchen table...

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