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#515141 - Wed Mar 10 2010 09:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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I had to look for a minute to find the weasel but now I know the location can pick him out now but the arrow definitely helps.

Here's the same scene as yesterday but in context, and with nice red buses to make it look like London properly.

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#515142 - Thu Mar 11 2010 01:55 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Some nice photos here. This is from a walk we went on.



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#515143 - Thu Mar 11 2010 03:38 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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#515144 - Thu Mar 11 2010 05:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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More of my history. Until my other grandma died in 1975 we regularly went to see her in Ilford so knew the route there inside out including the road signs. Here is Alfoxton Avenue in Harringay where we turned off to get to Hornsey on the way home.

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#515145 - Thu Mar 11 2010 11:35 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Another camellia in my yard:


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#515146 - Fri Mar 12 2010 12:12 AM Re: Photo-a-day March
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That's more like the one I have, that stripy one is gorgeous . I haven't seen one before.
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#515147 - Fri Mar 12 2010 10:40 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Precious decided not to play the bongo drums, and eventually curled up next to them for a sleep.


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#515148 - Sat Mar 13 2010 12:09 AM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Here is another pale pink variety of camellia in my yard --


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#515149 - Sat Mar 13 2010 01:56 AM Re: Photo-a-day March
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I don't know why it took me so long to get over to this part of the Forums as I do love photography but I thought it was about time I'd start sharing some of my photos with you all. I don't have nearly as many skills as some of you (some seriously incredible photos in just this thread alone!) but hope you don't mind me sharing nonetheless! Better late than never, right?

This is a folded layered shale I found in one of the peaks in the Southern California desert. If I recall correctly, this is from a small microfold within a larger anticline. The coaster provides scale AND protection of my glass coffee table!



BTW, is it OK in future posts if I share photos that I had taken a while ago? Or is it just for photos taken on the particular day? Or are there other threads for that? Thanks! I really appreciate the opportunity to share some of my photos with you.

edit: What happened to the photo? It was up here earlier - only 640 x 480 pixels. Thought I did everything correctly per guidelines.


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#515150 - Sat Mar 13 2010 08:45 AM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Did you send it through Photobucket first?
Try again, sometimes Photobuck is in antisocial mode.
It is fine to post photos taken before. They just need to be taken by you and not to include people who are recognisable. Thats fine
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#515151 - Sat Mar 13 2010 12:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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This was taken a couple of months ago. Hopefully, there will be no more snow. But, March is notorious for the large amounts of snowfall in this area. I thought it was neat the way the snow fell in a dome shape on this table.
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#515152 - Sat Mar 13 2010 12:47 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Did you send it through Photobucket first?
Try again, sometimes Photobuck is in antisocial mode.
It is fine to post photos taken before. They just need to be taken by you and not to include people who are recognisable. Thats fine
Welcome to P-a-D.




Thanks for the welcome!

The photo I had taken was originally uploaded onto a different forum. I copied and pasted the properties from there as an image onto this thread. It was there for a while (I swear! ) but maybe that site got finicky about hotlinking the photo. It's never done that before but... first time for everything, right?

I'll set up a photobucket account and get that going. We'll get this working one way or another! Thanks again.
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#515153 - Sat Mar 13 2010 01:24 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Oh my, Schoonie is here now? We are honoured! Welcome! Am sure we'll get many fascinating pix from our resident geologist and all-around expert in almost everything lol

A hint if you're planning on using photobucket.. after you upload your pix to that website, click on the particular photo you want to post. Somewhere on the page you will see four choices under "share this image"
Email & IM
Direct Link
HTML Code
IMG Code

Just LEFT click on the last one (IMG code) A little message will say "copied". Then inside the message box HERE in FT, right click and select paste and it will put it here. You can add text above or below the paste of course.

Looking forward to your posts : )
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#515154 - Sat Mar 13 2010 01:40 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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OK. Let's give this another shot!

Ren and Jakeroo, thanks for the help and the welcome. I appreciate it! Also, thanks to tellywellies for adding that guideline post. It was all extremely helpful. But Jakeroo, please, I am no all-around-expert! I do appreciate the compliment though!

This is a folded layered shale I found in one of the peaks in the Southern California desert. If I recall correctly, this is from a small microfold within a larger anticline. The coaster provides scale AND protection of my glass coffee table!



OK - it worked! I think I'm in business here. Thanks everyone for the instructions and guidance - much appreciated!


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#515155 - Sat Mar 13 2010 06:34 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Wow! That is gorgeous. I so love the colours. (shows ignorance: What sort of rock is that?)
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#515156 - Sat Mar 13 2010 08:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Thanks!

It is a sedimentary rock called shale, which is a fine-grained rock generally composed of silt and clay. Each of the layers in this particular rock are about 1 cm in thickness. It can look very similar to slate, which is a slightly metamorphosed (a rock which has undergone heat and pressure) shale. This is going to sound extremely scientific but the best way to tell the difference between shale and slate is to hit it against a hard surface. If it makes a dull, clunk sound, it is shale but if the sound is a sharper "tink" sound, it is slate.

Like I said, extremely scientific.
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#515157 - Sun Mar 14 2010 12:29 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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It is Mother's Day in England today, so Mum got a Primula for the garden
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#515158 - Sun Mar 14 2010 12:38 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Welcome Schoonie! Look forward to your pics.
Precious is looking precious as usual, Liz!
And those camellias are gorgeous - can almost smell them.
And how cool is that snow??
Happy Mum's day to any Brits here
Been really busy here the last few days but should be back to normal soon.

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#515159 - Sun Mar 14 2010 12:52 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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I have to get my camera out and take a few snaps! This one is a couple weeks old .. while the road has dried out it's now about a foot deep in wheel tracks. OKay for four wheel drives but no cars can get through.


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#515160 - Sun Mar 14 2010 02:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Holmwood Green and church in Surrey

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#515161 - Sun Mar 14 2010 03:12 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Thanks Copago!

Sunset picture from the Cook Islands.

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#515162 - Sun Mar 14 2010 03:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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*gasp* that is beautiful, Schoonie!

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#515163 - Sun Mar 14 2010 03:49 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Thanks! That sunset was so intense, your whole skin would glow with that crimson color!
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#515164 - Sun Mar 14 2010 05:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Wow, what a beautiful picture, Schoonie! That sunset is spectacular
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#515165 - Sun Mar 14 2010 06:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Fantastic sunset shot Schoonie. That will take some beating!

Interesting road surface there Capago. And we complain about a few pot holes!

I heard a loud bang this afternoon. Thought nothing of it until my brother called me outside & showed me what had caused it. One of the tiles had fallen from the roof, fortunately not taking the guttering with it and landing on the grass so it didn't smash. (The tile, not the grass.) On closer inspection we can see that the wooden batten that held the tile in place has rotted so I think I'm going to be busy on the phone tomorrow. Just have to hope for some dry days...

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