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Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Post by bindeweede » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:31 pm

The last posting from the recent holiday.

To the left, The Eiger, centre, The Mönch, and right, The Jungfrau.

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Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Post by Tony.Williams » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:31 pm

A trip out yesterday to see Antony Gormley's 'Another Place', an installation of 100 life-sized cast-iron men standing on Crosby Beach (just north of Liverpool). A small selection:

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Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Post by Tony.Williams » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:33 pm

It's happened again - my photos are in landscape format but they are cropped to a square shape by this forum, losing a significant part of the pics. Doesn't happen when I post pictures anywhere else.

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Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:42 pm

I must have a setting wrong somewhere. Could you try posting another pic, but resizing it to about 600x400, so that the pic shows on a single screen view. I know Imgur can resize pics, though it can be a bit fiddly to find your way around. It's free.

Just noted your first pic is something like 1400 x 1050 pixels, which is too large for the software, perhaps, and that is why the pics are being cropped.

Anyway, I'm looking in to it.

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Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Post by chaggle » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:46 pm

I'll look forward to seeing those - they look very interesting.
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Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Post by Tom_I » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:12 pm

I've resized the pictures. The originals were too big to display the whole frame. Unfortunately this forum software can't automatically adjust pictures to fit the screen.

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Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Post by Tony.Williams » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:21 am

Tom_I wrote:I've resized the pictures. The originals were too big to display the whole frame. Unfortunately this forum software can't automatically adjust pictures to fit the screen.
Thanks for that.

I did reduce the size (in KB) to about one-third of the originals, but that obviously wasn't enough.

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Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Post by chaggle » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:37 am

First thing I thought when I saw them was that they could constitute a risk to navigation (being a yachty in a past life) but I suppose they thought of that.
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Post by Tony.Williams » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:16 am

Another trip, this time to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in rather variable weather ( http://www.ysp.co.uk/default.aspx ):

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Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Post by bindeweede » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:41 pm

Fascinating pieces of sculpture, Tony. Thanks. Are the ones at the top Henry Moore - he came from Yorkshire, I think.

I'm back in lovely Carvoeiro for a week. Honestly, you ask for a room with a nice view and this is what you get!

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Post by Tony.Williams » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:54 am

bindeweede wrote:Fascinating pieces of sculpture, Tony. Thanks. Are the ones at the top Henry Moore - he came from Yorkshire, I think.
Yes, they are his.
I'm back in lovely Carvoeiro for a week. Honestly, you ask for a room with a nice view and this is what you get!
Judging by the angle of the horizon, I assume that the sun had climbed over the yard-arm? :y

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Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Post by chaggle » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:30 am

I thought the chrome things lying on the ground were sperms but apparently they are called 'Let all the flowers bloom' by 'Not Vital'.

I don't really 'get' art I'm afraid.
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Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Post by Tony.Williams » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:39 am

I appreciate some art, but the more abstract and conceptual it becomes, the more baffled I get.

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Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Post by bindeweede » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:14 pm


Judging by the angle of the horizon, I assume that the sun had climbed over the yard-arm? :y
Hmm. Yes. I hadn't noticed that. Took the pic with my new (budget) smartphone, and still getting used to it - finger in front of lens, 3 copies of same pic, no viewfinder, etc

Well, that's my story and I'm sticking with it

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Re: Your own photos - new thread.

Post by bindeweede » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:38 pm

Well, just before the return to the UK, another pic of the cliffs near Carvoeiro, this view being towards the west, taken from near the lighthouse.

Many of the beautifull villas in the area are mosly hidden by the trees. The fenced-off area is one of the many eroded limestone/sandstone holes - don't know the technical term - which are all over the area, and from which the drop to the sea must be at least 150 feet. A couple of years ago we took a rather hairy boat trip to see the caves, and it was a bit scary to see how little rock there could be underfoot as you walked along the cliffs.

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