07-21-2019, 05:07 PM
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From London!!
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Tomorrow we’re off to Abbey Road and a day of touring the city courtesy of my cousin who’s lived here twice as long as she did in the States. Then it’s off to Stonehenge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Wales, Liverpool and Scotland.

Great fun!

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 07-21-2019, 05:13 PM
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Have a great trip Charlie!

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 07-21-2019, 05:47 PM
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Have a great Trip Charlie. If you are a Beatles fan, you may want to do the Walking Beatles tour while in Liverpool... Penny Lane, strawberry fields, the Cavern Club, their childhood houses etc.

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 07-22-2019, 02:47 PM
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(07-21-2019, 05:13 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Have a great trip Charlie!

Thanks, Ricardo. Other than the heat and humidity, it’s been absolutely wonderful! We’re part of a tour group, but were on our own last evening and all day today. Spent many happy hours with my cousin and her husband. This made me so happy!!

(07-21-2019, 05:47 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Have a great Trip Charlie. If you are a Beatles fan, you may want to do the Walking Beatles tour while in Liverpool... Penny Lane, strawberry fields, the Cavern Club, their childhood houses etc.

Thanks, Phil. Yep, the tour is booked and paid for. Today we hit the Abbey Road zebra stripes (took the tube, which btw was inconsistently air conditioned!). I wanted to find Paul’s home in St. Johns Wood (#7 Cavendish, if you’re ever here and want to drop by) but time was growing short and G accused me of stalking, so we dropped that idea...

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 07-22-2019, 02:52 PM
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Tomorrow, Stonehenge and Cardiff, Wales. Then Stratford-Upon-Avon for some Shakespeare fun, Liverpool for more Beatles fun, then up to Edinburgh and the lake district in North Scotland.

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 07-22-2019, 07:37 PM
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I know you're having a fantastic time and the Lake District will be amazing I'm quite certain.

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 07-22-2019, 11:25 PM
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(07-22-2019, 07:37 PM)Garb Wrote: I know you're having a fantastic time and the Lake District will be amazing I'm quite certain.

It’s a magical tour. Not much mystery, but magical nonetheless (and I still had time to place an order with BG Biggrin).

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 07-23-2019, 02:05 AM
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Thanks for sharing, Charlie. Have fun!

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 07-23-2019, 02:27 AM
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It looks like your having a great trip Charlie.

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 07-23-2019, 03:09 AM
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(07-23-2019, 02:05 AM)primotenore Wrote: Thanks for sharing, Charlie. Have fun!
Thanks Joseph. As the bloody ‘oo were fond of saying, “We’re having a lovely time, wish you were here.”
(07-23-2019, 02:27 AM)Sully Wrote: It looks like your having a great trip Charlie.
Shawn it’s better than I was hoping!

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 07-23-2019, 03:12 AM
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Outrageous!

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 07-23-2019, 03:27 AM
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Looks like a fun and edifying time. SWMBO and I always enjoy our annual pilgrimage to England and Scotland to see our families. We’ve been making these pilgrimages for years and years, but we always find something new to explore.

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 07-23-2019, 07:57 AM
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Hey, now that’s pretty sweet. Annual trips to the UK. I’ll bet you LOVE doing that! Seriously, that’s awesome. My cousin only manages to get back to the States every two to three years.

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 07-23-2019, 08:06 AM
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 07-24-2019, 06:43 AM
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Today we’re in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. 

Cardiff Castle
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Some pics inside the castle 
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We also hit a wonderful museum
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And for my shave aficionado friends
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 07-25-2019, 09:38 AM
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Charlie, great photos. I particularly like Mr Badger.

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 07-25-2019, 01:18 PM
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Thanks, Bryan. Ol’ Silvertip took me by surprise. Wasn’t expecting to see him. 

Here are some of today’s pics.
From the coal mine tour:
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A few random shots:
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 07-25-2019, 03:04 PM
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(07-25-2019, 01:18 PM)chazt Wrote: Thanks, Bryan. Ol’ Silvertip took me by surprise. Wasn’t expecting to see him. 

Here are some of today’s pics.
From the coal mine tour:
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A few random shots:
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How refreshing, Charlie, to view photographs where the perspective and framing are actually composed and tightly cropped!  These days, with cell phones dominant, it seems that every photo shows all 16 people sitting at the table (with the photographer's arm in the foreground, because, of course, it is also a selfie), and any picture of Tower Bridge has to have the Eiffel Tower in the background, due to the misconception that a wider angle of view always is better.  I really appreciate your affirmation that a good part of composition lies in leaving things out to highlight what you left in.

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 07-25-2019, 05:31 PM
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And here’s Ol’ Silvertip’s bro.  Picked him up in New Town, Edinburgh a few years ago.  Today he has pride of place in my study at home.[Image: VTRkSyq.jpg]

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 07-26-2019, 07:11 AM
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(07-25-2019, 03:04 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote: How refreshing, Charlie, to view photographs where the perspective and framing are actually composed and tightly cropped!  These days, with cell phones dominant, it seems that every photo shows all 16 people sitting at the table (with the photographer's arm in the foreground, because, of course, it is also a selfie), and any picture of Tower Bridge has to have the Eiffel Tower in the background, due to the misconception that a wider angle of view always is better.  I really appreciate your affirmation that a good part of composition lies in leaving things out to highlight what you left in.

Tom, thank you for the kind words. I agree with you that many snapshooters pay little attention to composition and detail; perspective, framing, light, shadow, color, etc. My Dad was an avid photographer for his entire life. He made me aware of composition. In no way do I consider myself to be in his league, but I do like to take advantage of a well timed and placed scene. All my photos were taken with an iPhone 8. I try to get “the” shot, in the hopes that cropping/editing is kept to a minimum. Of course, sometimes pics do benefit from such efforts, but I generally try to avoid it. I’ve learned that patience is key to taking a quality photograph.

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