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by lancashire lass
10 Jun 2021, 17:30
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1651

Re: New Photography Thread.

)reap( Looks quite atmospheric with the gravestones and the bare branches of the tree highlighted with the flash You are more advanced than me with this photography lark, LL thank you but actually {warn} it was just clever photography software (shame it was on the laptop that died - too expensive to...
by lancashire lass
08 Jun 2021, 17:11
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1651

Re: New Photography Thread.

https://images2.imgbox.com/d4/07/2IdtrYCw_o.gif This photo was taken on Malvern Hills (2011? while on a camping trip) I had got up early to walk up to the iron age fort British Camp with my old dog Pepper, and we were taking a breather on a bench when I was struck by the clouds and bright sunlight ...
by lancashire lass
07 Jun 2021, 12:20
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: any new hobbies?
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: any new hobbies?

It's a Canon SX740 HS I found the blurb for the camera: Canon SX740-HS : 40x zoom, 20.3 MegaPixels, 4K movie, 10 frames per second for continuous shooting )t' I wanted to put the flash on. Couldn't find how to do that will have to look it up on the manual Just looking at the photo on that link, I c...
by lancashire lass
07 Jun 2021, 09:44
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1651

Re: New Photography Thread.

https://images2.imgbox.com/73/6f/qrLXFvI9_o.jpg This is an old photo of a close up of liverwort growing on the soil surface of a plant pot. I used a combination of extension tubes and close-up filters fitted on to a standard camera lens (which I mentioned in the Any new hobbies? topic) and then cro...
by lancashire lass
07 Jun 2021, 09:42
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: New Photography Thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1651

Re: New Photography Thread.

)t' wow - love how the steam clouds from the power station cross over and the sun rays are spread out. The horizon and power lines (are there also wind turbines?) in silhouette really add to the photo. I think it'd make a great photo on the topic of energy (sun, wind, coal)
by lancashire lass
07 Jun 2021, 08:17
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: any new hobbies?
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: any new hobbies?

I like to play around with close ups but don't have a special lens for that. If ever interested in going down that road, it will depend on what sort of camera you've got and whether you can screw on filters to the lens (you should be able to see a fine screw thread on the inside of the ring where y...
by lancashire lass
06 Jun 2021, 19:31
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: any new hobbies?
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: any new hobbies?

That was easy enough. I had forgotten how to post pictures here. Maybe I ought to start a photography thread. )t' ilona I'm very impressed - I love the contours of the foreground with the trees in the background. I like the idea of a photography thread. My interests are close ups - normally I make ...
by lancashire lass
05 Jun 2021, 22:06
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: any new hobbies?
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: any new hobbies?

I haven't started any new hobbies but recently have been digging into my family history again and tried to find the people missing in my earlier searches. I posted in the Family history result topic about my 4x ggrandfather Alexander Stewart (Scottish ancestor) on the 7th April. Since then I finally...
by lancashire lass
05 Jun 2021, 19:47
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: LL's Gardening Diary
Replies: 916
Views: 389282

Algae 2 update + some Busy Lizzies

On Wednesday I made up some more 2L (pop) bottles with water and added a dash of dried blood and a pinch of Phostrogen (all purpose plant feed) and seeded them with the most actively growing culture of algae and then popped the bottles outside. Some were lined up behind the deep pots with the aspara...
by lancashire lass
03 Jun 2021, 11:02
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Lucas
Replies: 128
Views: 54371

Re: Lucas

A bit of warm weather and my cat quickly decides he prefers sleeping outdoors during the day now - very much what he did all last summer so I don't see him as much these days. I know where he spends the day because come feeding time (and I tap the bowl on the edge of the kitchen work top which he ob...
by lancashire lass
02 Jun 2021, 18:08
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: LL's Gardening Diary
Replies: 916
Views: 389282

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

The past couple of days have been pleasantly warm, yesterday slightly warmer than the Bank Holiday Monday but today ... was too hot. Lucas has decided his breakfast time is when the dawn chorus is out which at this time of year, is now before 4.00 am - he reaches up from the floor level on to the be...
by lancashire lass
31 May 2021, 23:57
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: LL's Gardening Diary
Replies: 916
Views: 389282

Spring bank holiday weekend 2021

Well, normally the bank holiday weather tends to be raining but after such a cold, wet, stormy and miserable May, we've had some real warmth and sunshine (it's been the first time I have actually stepped outside without a jacket or jersey on in a long time) Mornings have started grey and cloudy (typ...
by lancashire lass
31 May 2021, 22:43
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: TRAILING TOMATOES
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: TRAILING TOMATOES

They are about 9” tall now. Have I done something wrong? Perhaps I should have nipped the man shoot out? A tumbling tomato plant is basically "any" tomato plant that isn't supported (that is, tied to a cane or taut string from the ceiling) As yet, the 9" plant is able to support itself but eventual...
by lancashire lass
18 May 2021, 12:32
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Will you be hugging?
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Will you be hugging?

They say that those in hospital with it have not been vaccinated (and I think most were eligible) An independent SAGE advisor on one of the tv news channels this morning said that out of 18 patients, 12 had not been vaccinated for whatever reasons (refusal, unable to travel or some other obstacle),...
by lancashire lass
16 May 2021, 17:30
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your second jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: How many of you have had your second jab?

I had my second jab today (pre-booked when I booked in for the first jab) :-D I see from the news that this new 'Indian' variant seems to be more transmittable. Hopefully, the current vaccine will still protect against it. it seems to be more transmittable but studies carried out so far (as it is st...