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#369373 - Sun Jul 08 2007 05:46 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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TW, your photo made me go and look upstairs to see if I could find my first camera, one I bought for a shilling in Woolworths when I was a child. Yes, it was there and it has some unexposed film in it! The instructions are with it - I wonder if it is worth anything on ebay.

Edited to add that there is one the same on ebay at present, just the case is different. No bids yet but a day to go. I am watching it to see what happens.


Edited by sue943 (Sun Jul 08 2007 05:56 AM)
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#369374 - Sun Jul 08 2007 06:10 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I can remember a Brownie camera being around somewhere. Also a Kodak camera older than that. Photography was always a hobby with my Dad. I don't know whether old cameras are worth too much. I'll probably hang on to the ones shown because they were his. There's some other camera gear in the bag I found. I could take a photo of some of it.
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#369375 - Sun Jul 08 2007 08:34 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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We went on a mini-tour of Scotland last week, and visited Scone (pronounced scoon) Palace. For hundreds of years kings of Scotland were crowned here, on Moot hill where Scone chapel now stands.
Scone Palace is now the family home of the Earl of Mansfield.



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#369376 - Sun Jul 08 2007 10:21 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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This is the church clock at Rye, with the "quarter-boys" who strike the hours and quarters on those bells. The inscription reads "For our time is a very shadow that passeth away."
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#369377 - Sun Jul 08 2007 10:30 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Surprising what one can see in a small carpark. Yesterday I spotted this one, the first time I have seen a Reliant Robin as a pick-up truck - at least I think it is a RR. The Buick was parked close by this car.

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#369378 - Sun Jul 08 2007 10:56 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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This waterfall is actually the overflow to the Glenlattrach Reservoir, which is is the main drinking water supply for Elgin.
It shows how much rain we have had in the last six weeks, It doesn't overflow very often as you can see from the grass on the top portion .
In my youth I used to swim in the pool below, before it continues on as The Leanoch Burn, but I only swam in it twice as it is cold and difficult to get to.

Here's a larger picture

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#369379 - Sun Jul 08 2007 10:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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What a neat looking vehicle. I would think it would tip over if you took a corner too fast.

Here's a photo of my nephew's wedding cake. They can do fantastic things with fondant.

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#369380 - Sun Jul 08 2007 12:10 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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This is a mallard. Since the lake is now 17 feet above normal, he has a lot more room to swim around.

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#369381 - Sun Jul 08 2007 05:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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This one is just for fun - it's a completely accidental shot of Winston's nose, taken whilst I was attempting to take a decent macro pic of a spider for the theme thread!


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#369382 - Sun Jul 08 2007 09:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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#369383 - Sun Jul 08 2007 09:12 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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MotherGoose, I am glad that CCC photo brought back a good memory for you! I'll be back at Laurel Hill later this year, and will see about getting a picture of the unwrapped statue.

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#369384 - Sun Jul 08 2007 09:40 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Not sure if this will show up, but this Scrabble board was from a major Australian tournament, late last year.

My opponent scored 698, which is a national record, and I scored 279, which is not. All the long words belong to him.

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#369385 - Mon Jul 09 2007 04:20 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Thank you so much, everyone for your lovely words--it means a lot.
Wanda wasn't particularly old, maybe 10 or so, but she did have a couple health problems including a congenital motor neuron disease which was progressive. So she was gradually losing the use of her hind legs. No pain, but it was getting hard for her to get around. I have no idea what she passed away from. She just stopped eating and stayed in a hidey place, and two days later before we had a chance to take her to the vet, she was gone. Having seen kidney failure in several cats, it appeared to be that, but it was so quick...

On to something happier...

Here's a macro pic of a flower my daughter brought me. My camera doesn't do macros particularly well, this one's a little blurry. But I really like the lighting.


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#369386 - Mon Jul 09 2007 07:11 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Our garden wall now gleams as well as Sue's did at Christmas after the lovely men had been. The whiteness is quite blinding!

here is a link to a 'before' shot
Dirty grey


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#369387 - Mon Jul 09 2007 12:41 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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In my 'photo of the day' yesterday, I mentioned the chapel at Scone Palace where from the 9th century the kings of Scotland were crowned. They were crowned, sitting on the 'Stone of Scone', on Moot Hill where the chapel stands - and this is the chapel.

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#369388 - Mon Jul 09 2007 02:55 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Just got back from a game of Golf. Had a good time, but a bad score, can't have everything.

Forgot to take my camera, as usual but here's a photo of Mount Rushmore from last summer.




Click on the link to see a model the artist did prior to the final job. He must have wanted to have more detail but time and money was limited.

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/mrreb/DCP_1758_edited.jpg
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#369389 - Mon Jul 09 2007 03:00 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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The recently restored sixteenth-century tomb of Thomas, Lord Dacre, in the parish church at Herstmonceux in Sussex.

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#369390 - Mon Jul 09 2007 04:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Photos can be artistic or informative, and this one is 100% informative. Before I lived here I lived in Hampstead Garden Suburb for 28 years, and here was one of the 4 bus stops I used, two at the top of the road and two at the bottom. The blue shop on the left used to be the sweet shop where I'd buy a bag of stuff for a shilling or less (5p) which was literally full of 4 a penny chews and bubblegums. They were an old German couple who lived upstairs and we were all very sorry when they finally retired. It's currently a take away curry house but never tried it, as not actually living there any more.

This bus stop serves solely the 143, a bus so rare that once when I missed one I waited over an hour and got the one that passed me, which had been the complete circuit of the route and back before reaching me a second time. This is westbound, then heading to Hendon Central, now since 1976 Brent Cross shopping centre up the road from me here.

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#369391 - Mon Jul 09 2007 05:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Great photos, everyone!

Took this this morning - it's a swamp with some steam rising off it. Looked beautiful with the sun just touching it. But it was ffffreezing.




link to larger pic - it looks better


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#369392 - Mon Jul 09 2007 05:33 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Wow, Copago, that's an amazing picture!
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#369393 - Mon Jul 09 2007 06:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Great Shot Copago.
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#369394 - Mon Jul 09 2007 09:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Beautiful, Copago!

Here's another pretty flower growing through my sister's fence.


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#369395 - Mon Jul 09 2007 10:16 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Oh, dear... I was at a loss for what to post, when the Bonzos, who'd just had a bath, decided they wanted their picture taken.


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#369396 - Tue Jul 10 2007 06:10 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I spent an amazing afternoon at a huge Buddhist Nunnery, with the most beautiful gardens. There are lots of waterfalls and pools, of course. Here are some of the gorgeous lotus flars there.

This is the website of the gardens
web page


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#369397 - Tue Jul 10 2007 06:20 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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The thread on fire safety over in the lounge reminded me of this photo. This is the kitchen after the fire.

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