Rules
Terms of Use

Topic Options
#1186194 - Sun Dec 31 2017 02:49 PM January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
flopsymopsy Offline

Administrator

Registered: Sat May 17 2008
Posts: 4331
Loc: Northampton England UK
Happy New Year!
_________________________
The Hubble Telescope has just picked up a sound from a fraction of a second before the Big Bang. The sound was "Uh oh".

Top
#1186205 - Sun Dec 31 2017 06:58 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
sisterseagull Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Tue Aug 16 2011
Posts: 560
Loc: Torquay, Devon UK
Happy New Year!

Top
#1186346 - Mon Jan 01 2018 10:39 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
Happy new year and photography for 2018!

By pure chance I spotted this pre-1933 (when they were standardised) weight limit, and stabbed a finger climbing up to get it behind the bushes which had covered it since. It's also unusual as every other one known has the issuing authority underneath while this is blank like post-1933 signs besides ones with an RAC badge.
It does (like many of the era) have the law above it, Motor Car Acts 1899 and 1903



Edited by satguru (Mon Jan 01 2018 10:45 PM)
_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1186579 - Wed Jan 03 2018 10:18 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
Trees lining the rows in a car park in Welwyn

_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1186679 - Thu Jan 04 2018 10:10 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
Country cottages just to the north of above

_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1186788 - Fri Jan 05 2018 09:39 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
My camera coping with the darkness somewhere in Hertfordshire

_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1186896 - Sun Jan 07 2018 12:26 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
sisterseagull Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Tue Aug 16 2011
Posts: 560
Loc: Torquay, Devon UK



When the cold easterly winds get up across the bay, these crazies come out to play... And the winds have been rather fierce these lat few days. I know that it was probably tropical here today compared to how it is in some parts of the United States at the moment, but my eyes were streaming within just a minute or so after arriving at Preston Beach here on the English Riviera!

Top
#1187038 - Wed Jan 10 2018 04:54 AM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
DidierAubin87 Offline
Participant

Registered: Tue Nov 28 2017
Posts: 14
Loc: France


I remember this moment, when I was with my beloved.

Top
#1187122 - Wed Jan 10 2018 10:08 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
A water tower north of Welwyn



Edited by satguru (Wed Jan 10 2018 10:08 PM)
_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1187396 - Sat Jan 13 2018 09:52 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
One of a pair of some of the best pre-1964 direction signs I've found in place. I am old enough to remember these, especially as London kept many till about 2000.

_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1187568 - Tue Jan 16 2018 04:30 AM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
sisterseagull Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Tue Aug 16 2011
Posts: 560
Loc: Torquay, Devon UK


Buckfast Abbey in Devon has recently had two new organs installed by the Italian Fratelli Rufatti company of Padova, the first instruments of their kind in Great Britain.

The organ installed in the western gallery is fixed in position whereas the larger Quire organ console has been designed to be fully mobile; it can be positioned and played from any location within the abbey. The Quire organ consists of five stands - four manual and one pedal, whereas the gallery organ consists of two manual and one pedal stand.

Both organs have been designed to complement the mix of Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles in which the abbey has been constructed. These fantastic organ pipes are known as 'Pontifical Trumpets' and are located high up in a fixed position within the western gallery casework of the abbey.

Top
#1187629 - Tue Jan 16 2018 10:03 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
O2 phones HQ in Slough

_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1187663 - Wed Jan 17 2018 12:23 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
Here is the partner of the first sign in Bourne, Lincolnshire

_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1187702 - Wed Jan 17 2018 08:32 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
Fancy offices in Maidenhead. The A4 has modern offices along a lot of it through here and neighbouring Slough which has mainly technology companies.

_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1187984 - Sat Jan 20 2018 09:40 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
A great thing about collecting is the unknown and unexpected, I came across this set today in Chingford that aren't like anything anywhere else, and although they don't follow the textbook versions of the national style of signs I suspect they are as without the pointed end they are exactly the same as a very rare type which use the location panels standing alone rather than put them on a border. I have sent it around the various communities for their opinions and a couple of people may even remember them from the old days.

_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1188027 - Sun Jan 21 2018 02:55 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
sisterseagull Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Tue Aug 16 2011
Posts: 560
Loc: Torquay, Devon UK


I often had issues with attracting the attention of some of my younger subjects and then maintaining it. That was until I bought myself a little bag of novelty finger puppets... They work!

Top
#1188039 - Sun Jan 21 2018 09:22 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
A communications tower near Lincoln

_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1188140 - Tue Jan 23 2018 12:09 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
sisterseagull Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Tue Aug 16 2011
Posts: 560
Loc: Torquay, Devon UK


"The Ghosts of Totnes"

Not really... Just a late night long exposure image taken in the little Devon town's historic high street as a reveller made his way home after leaving the pub.

Top
#1188310 - Thu Jan 25 2018 10:26 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
I used to spend up to a month a year near Totnes and haven't seen that view for ages. Going with the nostalgia here is Gibraltar in 1974.



Edited by satguru (Thu Jan 25 2018 10:27 PM)
_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1188391 - Fri Jan 26 2018 08:24 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
A castle entrance north of Lincoln

_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1188554 - Sun Jan 28 2018 10:24 PM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
The church in Bourne, Lincolnshire.

_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1188670 - Tue Jan 30 2018 11:13 AM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7546
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
The greyhounds left a few years ago but at least they kept the sign.

_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#1188729 - Wed Jan 31 2018 10:37 AM Re: January 2018 - Photo-a-Day
sisterseagull Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Tue Aug 16 2011
Posts: 560
Loc: Torquay, Devon UK


This unique exhibit at the world famous tank museum at Bovington, Dorset is the ACAVP or Advanced Composite Armoured Vehicle Platform also known as the 'Plastic Tank'. Of course it isn't made of plastic but it is built from composite materials; a prototype vehicle testbed for the feasability of building vehicles which dispensed of the traditional steel and aluminium, replacing them with a modern lightweight material known as 'E-Glass' which has resulted in a weight reduction of between 30 and 40% over comparably sized traditionally built AFV's.

Top

Moderator:  flopsymopsy