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#1146179 - Fri Sep 30 2016 03:27 PM October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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It's the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, so let's roll gently into October. Or, if you're down under, pounce on it.
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#1146225 - Fri Sep 30 2016 09:38 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Hartley Wintney Common in Hampshire

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#1146243 - Sat Oct 01 2016 02:34 AM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Imre Nagy standing on a bridge and facing Parliament Buildings in Budapest.


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#1146417 - Sun Oct 02 2016 07:03 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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St Pancras Station, which was up for demolition some years ago.

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#1146440 - Mon Oct 03 2016 02:26 AM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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The Sky Tower in Auckland - taken from a moving car in low cloud and rain.


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#1146508 - Mon Oct 03 2016 09:41 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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The far less impressive Kings Cross Station next door to St Pancras (which is also almost next door to Euston). People not recognisable.

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#1146667 - Wed Oct 05 2016 10:23 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Central Square in Hampstead Garden Suburb, near where I lived before Kingsbury.

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#1146856 - Fri Oct 07 2016 06:49 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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On the banks of the Katherine River, the trees were full of bats - hundreds of them!
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#1146865 - Fri Oct 07 2016 09:19 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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A wooded road in Water End, Hertfordshire.

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#1146937 - Sat Oct 08 2016 07:51 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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My night photography is improving (set it on auto, it seems to work far better than all the dedicated settings). Somewhere around Whitechapel.

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#1147033 - Mon Oct 10 2016 02:58 AM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Close-up of the beautiful sandstone that makes up the cliffs of the Katherine Gorge.
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#1147050 - Mon Oct 10 2016 03:12 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Closeup of an office block in the City of London

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#1147057 - Mon Oct 10 2016 05:54 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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This is Gay Head on Martha's Vineyard Island in Massachusetts. The lighthouse, which was built in 1859 was recently moved back 129 feet because the bluff is made of clay and is slowly falling into the Atlantic Ocean. In a hundred years the whole bluff will likely be gone.

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#1147129 - Wed Oct 12 2016 12:09 AM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Luca contemplating life after his furcut....



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#1147182 - Wed Oct 12 2016 02:51 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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By October most tourists have left Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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#1147213 - Wed Oct 12 2016 09:33 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Going by that cliff my hair must be made of clay as well...

The original start of the M1 motorway, look what it's come to now.

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#1147321 - Thu Oct 13 2016 09:03 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Autumn leaves in Mill Hill

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#1147386 - Fri Oct 14 2016 05:06 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Heading up the track on Mt Taranaki/Egmont to the lookout from the North Egmont Visitor Centre.


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#1147398 - Fri Oct 14 2016 09:42 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Mill Hill Observatory, now part of University of London. I went there in primary school and recently a detective show episode was set there, I think it was Jonathon Creek but someone will remember.

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#1147523 - Sun Oct 16 2016 02:47 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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This was a lucky shot. Whilst walking along the beach at Glen Brittle on the Isle of Skye last week, I was surprised by the sound of a flock of Greylag Geese approaching from behind me. I turned quickly and took a series of shots this one of which I think came out surprisingly well.

The camera is a Nikon D300, F-Stop f/18, exposure 1/1250 sec, exposure bias +0.7 step, focal length 85mm, aperture 4.3


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#1147560 - Sun Oct 16 2016 09:04 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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The Bourne, a few miles west of Woking.

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#1147615 - Mon Oct 17 2016 12:34 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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This is the Castle of Eilann Donan near the village of Dornie on the Kyle of Lochalsh. I was fortunate to have such great weather when I took this picture on my way to the Isle of Skye last week. The island takes its name from a 6th century Irish saint, Bishop Donan, but the castle is a much later construction with the first built on the site being erected during the 13th century. The original castle became the seat of the holder of the title 'The Lord of the Isles' its original purpose to defend the region from raids by all manner of undesireables!

The castle played a prominent role during the Jacobite rebellions of the 17th and 18th centuries and, as a result the fortifications were completely destroyed. Over the following two centuries what remained of the castle became totally derelict until, in 1911, the castle was completely rebuilt by Lieutenant-Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap of the Black Watch in accordance with earlier plans and drawings that came to light. Works on the building that can be seen and visited today were completed in 1932.



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#1147733 - Tue Oct 18 2016 04:28 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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The lighthouse at Corran Narrows, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. This is the view to the south west where Loch Linnhe flows into the sea.


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#1147751 - Tue Oct 18 2016 09:15 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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This is the ford where you can drive through The Bourne. No thanks.

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#1147778 - Wed Oct 19 2016 03:59 AM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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The range of hills known as the Black Cuillin, take their name from the colour of the rock from which they are formed. Gabbro, an intrusive igneous rock, proves very popular with climbers; as it erodes it provides ample hand and footholds and its coarse grained structure also gives the climber a degree of friction that they can have confidence with. The image shows the Cuillin ridge from the area of Glen Brittle, north on the left moving south towards the right.

Peaks which can be identified with certainty include Sgurr nan Gillean (Peak of the Young Men) on the left with its three peaks, Bruach na Frithe (Slope of the Deer Forest), Am Basteir (The Executioner), Sgurr Dearg (Red Peak) and finally in the distance on the right is Sgurr Alasdair (Alexander's Peak) the highest of all the peaks on Skye.

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