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woog17
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 17:59
What's your twitter URL Dan?

http://mobile.twitter.com/DanWoolgar

That's the one?

felt_tip_felon
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 18:04
http://mobile.twitter.com/DanWoolgar

That's the one?

Just needed the @danwoolgar bit - following your tweets now! :D

woog17
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 18:07
Just needed the @danwoolgar bit - following your tweets now! :D

I think I have just 'tweeted' you

Anke
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 18:20
Following too now, Dan.

Any other Twitterers here care to divulge themselves?

felt_tip_felon
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 18:20
I think I have just 'tweeted' you

tweet received & replied to...

you need to start following a whole bunch of folk - the more the merrier! lots of photographers on there worth stalking :D

Anke
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 18:22
tweet received & replied to...

you need to start following a whole bunch of folk - the more the merrier! lots of photographers on there worth stalking :D

Make a search for your local area too and find local tweeters. You wouldn't believe the work/opportunities I have got through Twitter so it's well worth doing.

woog17
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 18:26
Make a search for your local area too and find local tweeters. You wouldn't believe the work/opportunities I have got through Twitter so it's well worth doing.

Good idea, but I think I'll give following the tonbridge blog a miss ;)

Anke
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 18:40
Good idea, but I think I'll give following the tonbridge blog a miss ;)

Mr Books? He's quite entertaining actually :)

woog17
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 18:44
Mr Books? He's quite entertaining actually :)

I just didn't agree on the whole Father Michael incident that happened on the blog

Anke
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 18:46
I just didn't agree on the whole Father Michael incident that happened on the blog

Sorry, not something I'm familiar with but off to have a read now...

woog17
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 18:50
Sorry, not something I'm familiar with but off to have a read now...

It caused quite a ramble on the blog...

Anke
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 18:54
I just didn't agree on the whole Father Michael incident that happened on the blog

Wow! :shock:

I didn't read all the comments but...wow! :shock:

woog17
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 18:57
Wow! :shock:

I didn't read all the comments but...wow! :shock:

It's on 343 comments now, personally I don't think that they were true as he was the one who baptised me and he was a very nice guy :)

Anke
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 19:00
It's on 343 comments now, personally I don't think that they were true as he was the one who baptised me and he was a very nice guy :)

I dread to think some of the comments that were deleted. Anyhow, best not speculate here on POTN, that conversation is for somewhere else.

woog17
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 19:04
I dread to think some of the comments that were deleted. Anyhow, best not speculate here on POTN, that conversation is for somewhere else.

I'm going to watch the keynote from the WWDC only 1 hr 50 long!

Anke
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 19:16
I'm going to watch the keynote from the WWDC only 1 hr 50 long!

You'll have goosebumps for most of it I can assure you! :)

woog17
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 02:11
You'll have goosebumps for most of it I can assure you! :)

iOS 5 looks so good!

Klystron
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 02:18
Following too now, Dan.

Any other Twitterers here care to divulge themselves?

I dont use it much, @AndyS50

Nanscombe
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 02:52
An unimaginative @Nanscombe

Like some others here, I'm more of a consumer than a producer.

Anke
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 03:48
I dont use it much, @AndyS50

An unimaginative @Nanscombe

Like some others here, I'm more of a consumer than a producer.

Following! :)

Anyone else? Come on sign up today :)

Anke
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 03:51
iOS 5 looks so good!

I'm dribbling thinking about it :D

felt_tip_felon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 03:52
An unimaginative @Nanscombe

Like some others here, I'm more of a consumer than a producer.

and you're hidden - which makes it tricky for us Stalkers! ;):D

felt_tip_felon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 03:53
I dont use it much, @AndyS50

following! anymore for anymore?

felt_tip_felon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 03:58
Cute Cygnets from a stroll in the park after work...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3497/5810483349_84778e3aef_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5810483349/)
_MG_2978 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5810483349/) by felt_tip_felon® (http://www.flickr.com/people/felt_tip_felon/), on Flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2195/5811044154_ddc3aee10c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811044154/)
_MG_3288 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811044154/) by felt_tip_felon® (http://www.flickr.com/people/felt_tip_felon/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5070/5811042656_68fb94074f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811042656/)
_MG_3273 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811042656/) by felt_tip_felon® (http://www.flickr.com/people/felt_tip_felon/), on Flickr

a curious Squirrel...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/5811047302_6723e1436a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811047302/)
_MG_2958 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811047302/) by felt_tip_felon® (http://www.flickr.com/people/felt_tip_felon/), on Flickr

& Biscuit doing some Yoga...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/5811039644_a4a765e5fd_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811039644/)
Mr Biscuit... the Yoga Bunny... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811039644/) by felt_tip_felon® (http://www.flickr.com/people/felt_tip_felon/), on Flickr

anyone taking pics today?

courier
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 04:24
Make a search for your local area too and find local tweeters. You wouldn't believe the work/opportunities I have got through Twitter so it's well worth doing.

i really should do this. How does one search for local tweeters?

courier
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 04:25
Cute Cygnets from a stroll in the park after work...

a curious Squirrel...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/5811047302_6723e1436a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811047302/)
_MG_2958 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811047302/) by felt_tip_felon® (http://www.flickr.com/people/felt_tip_felon/), on Flickr

he just jumps out of this one! awesome seperation going on there

Klystron
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 04:41
following! anymore for anymore?

This means I'm going to have to start using it a bit more

Neal
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 04:46
i really should do this. How does one search for local tweeters?

Look and see if someone has made a list based on postcode. Loads of random people seem to add me to "SE23" lists

felt_tip_felon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 04:59
i really should do this. How does one search for local tweeters?

you so should - a great platform for your photos! just type in words that are relevant to your neck of the woods - easy peasy!

he just jumps out of this one! awesome seperation going on there

thanks! that was taken on the 200mm f/2.8 - I am properly loving this lens! :D

This means I'm going to have to start using it a bit more

yes indeedy! a great way to keep tabs on stuff in real time!

felt_tip_felon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 05:04
If anyone's pondering I'd highly recommend the mkI 200mm f2.8L that Jno is selling - you wont be at all disappointed - a lot of lens for very little cash! :D

Klystron
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 05:09
you so should - a great platform for your photos! just type in words that are relevant to your neck of the woods - easy peasy!



thanks! that was taken on the 200mm f/2.8 - I am properly loving this lens! :D



yes indeedy! a great way to keep tabs on stuff in real time!

I've done a search on my local town, and found we have a new lifeboat house, and the date of the local sailing regatta .

felt_tip_felon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 05:13
I've done a search on my local town, and found we have a new lifeboat house, and the date of the local sailing regatta .

ta da - the magic of the Twitter! :D

Shuttaperture
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 05:18
Following too now, Dan.

Any other Twitterers here care to divulge themselves?
Mine is @TimHeffernon

Don't use it much, and usually tweet about music if anything.

courier
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 05:19
you so should - a great platform for your photos! just type in words that are relevant to your neck of the woods - easy peasy!



thanks! that was taken on the 200mm f/2.8 - I am properly loving this lens! :D



cool i'll sign up an account during my lunch and add a bunch of people and look for some things. Do you mean stuff like local name places?

seems like you got yourself a very sound investment there bw!

felt_tip_felon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 05:22
Mine is @TimHeffernon

Don't use it much, and usually tweet about music if anything.

added! :D

cool i'll sign up an account during my lunch and add a bunch of people and look for some things. Do you mean stuff like local name places?

seems like you got yourself a very sound investment there bw!

do it - and get publicising yourself!

thank you :oops: I'm very chuffed with it!

courier
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 05:53
anyone make it to this? lol
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2000224/Dozens-twitchers-lay-siege-bowling-green-sight-rare-white-throated-robin-normally-TURKEY.html

felt_tip_felon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 06:09
anyone make it to this? lol
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2000224/Dozens-twitchers-lay-siege-bowling-green-sight-rare-white-throated-robin-normally-TURKEY.html

I've seen a few folk on twitter who went to try and see it - looks like one I saw in the park yesterday, but that was likely another LBJ :D

richardpardon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 06:24
when I saw it earlier on Flickr (following your link on Twitter!) I thought blade blur might be worth including too... but it is a corker of a shot nonetheless!

I did one with the blades silghtly turning, although got confused as to why I did it...

It makes sense having them turning, but as they never do in real life thought it might detract from the picture (not that flying corn happens unless theres a tornado :D). The more i looked at it the more the photograph annoyed me so left it as it was. Hmmm decisions! :D

Thanks for all the kind comments tho :)

courier
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 06:34
I've seen a few folk on twitter who went to try and see it - looks like one I saw in the park yesterday, but that was likely another LBJ :D

one of my mates work colleagues went up there - apparently builders were charging 2 quid a time to use their ladders :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

felt_tip_felon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 06:47
one of my mates work colleagues went up there - apparently builders were charging 2 quid a time to use their ladders :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

you gotta admire the passion for your subject! :D & a bit of business minded spirit is good too!

felt_tip_felon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 06:49
I did one with the blades silghtly turning, although got confused as to why I did it...

It makes sense having them turning, but as they never do in real life thought it might detract from the picture (not that flying corn happens unless theres a tornado :D). The more i looked at it the more the photograph annoyed me so left it as it was. Hmmm decisions! :D

Thanks for all the kind comments tho :)

I think because the corn is flying through the air it needs a source of propulsion - but you can read too much into these things! :lol:;)

hope the new freelance venture is going good in week one!

MagnumPI
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 08:24
I visited Devon for the bank holiday weekend, here is one of mine from Lynmouth

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2275/5809278462_3e472a1ff8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5809278462/)
Lynmouth Bay (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5809278462/) by Reading-Matters (http://www.flickr.com/people/reading-matters/), on Flickr

And a couple of poppies

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5186/5809044627_805d8b815b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5809044627/)
Poppy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5809044627/) by Reading-Matters (http://www.flickr.com/people/reading-matters/), on Flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3038/5809591914_6e4a8dc86d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5809591914/)
Poppy 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5809591914/) by Reading-Matters (http://www.flickr.com/people/reading-matters/), on Flickr

On another subject, is the London night meet still on?

Nanscombe
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 08:51
I'm just watching the latest Apple Keynote.

All of this data seamlessly flying around from one device to another, like uploading iPhone photos to iCloud, sounds great ... But I wonder who's going to pay your phone bill when you go over your monthly data allowance without having lifted a finger?

I probably took a couple of hundred iPhone photos at the Chelsea Flower show alone this year, that would eaten into my monthly 500Mb.

Hopefully there will be a prominent WiFi only option.

Anke
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 08:58
i really should do this. How does one search for local tweeters?

Depends how you use Twitter. Tweetdeck - create a new column that searches for "Tunbridge Wells" for instance and the second someone mentions it it will appear in that column, you can then follow or chat to that person.

Twitter app - same sort of thing, just save a search for "Tunbridge Wells" for instance.

You can also use Formulists to create on the fly lists if you want.

Anke
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 08:58
Mine is @TimHeffernon

Don't use it much, and usually tweet about music if anything.

Following! :)

Anke
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 08:59
I'm just watching the latest Apple Keynote.

All of this data seamlessly flying around from one device to another, like uploading iPhone photos to iCloud, sounds great ... But I wonder who's going to pay your phone bill when you go over your monthly data allowance without having lifted a finger?

I probably took a couple of hundred iPhone photos at the Chelsea Flower show alone this year, that would eaten into my monthly 500Mb.

Hopefully there will be a prominent WiFi only option.

There is an option already if you open up your Settings in your iPhone. 3G was never mentioned in the keynote you'll notice ;) Sneaky.

Shuttaperture
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:08
added! :D


Following! :)
Cool, cheers guys! :D

Great pic on BBC News site today: Majestic shuttle in unique station image (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13691608)

courier
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:11
Depends how you use Twitter. Tweetdeck - create a new column that searches for "Tunbridge Wells" for instance and the second someone mentions it it will appear in that column, you can then follow or chat to that person.

Twitter app - same sort of thing, just save a search for "Tunbridge Wells" for instance.

You can also use Formulists to create on the fly lists if you want.

nice one..Can you do all of this on the iphone? I'll check it out tonight

Klystron
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:15
I'm just watching the latest Apple Keynote.

All of this data seamlessly flying around from one device to another, like uploading iPhone photos to iCloud, sounds great ... But I wonder who's going to pay your phone bill when you go over your monthly data allowance without having lifted a finger?

I probably took a couple of hundred iPhone photos at the Chelsea Flower show alone this year, that would eaten into my monthly 500Mb.

Hopefully there will be a prominent WiFi only option.

And the matter of paying for wi-fi access ?
What about the issue that Sony have at present. The cloud gets hacked, then what?

Nanscombe
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:26
There is an option already if you open up your Settings in your iPhone. 3G was never mentioned in the keynote you'll notice ;) Sneaky.

Yep, saw the iCloud OFF button.

Unless it's WiFi only, or we get better data deals, I think I'll be turning that off.

Neal
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:28
afternoon all.

Anyone interested in gig photography? Gibson Guitars are looking for an amateur tog to snap for them at Sonisphere on twitter at the moment.

vmlopes
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:32
Well had a last minute Urbex trip this morning, long drive down to the recently closed Cadbury's factory in Bristol. Morning didn't get off too well when scaling the fence I did this.

http://m.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5811881630/sizes/m/

Was wearing leather palmed gloves but it went right through. Quick dressing and bandage and we was on our way again. Place is crawling with workmen but we spotted a way into the vast power house, just scaling up a window when we spot to high viz's running our way. Stay or run........well we ran a long way oiver two fences and then the hand shredder with one guard still on our tail. Thought bugger it and stopped blooody exhausted, little did we know that the guy chasing us was an amateur marathon runner. Police called etc. Questioned and slapped on the wrist.

Been in the walk in center but referred to the hispital as the cut is too deep and near the tendons, so sat in A&E waiting.

courier
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:35
Well had a last minute Urbex trip this morning, long drive down to the recently closed Cadbury's factory in Bristol. Morning didn't get off too well when scaling the fence I did this.

http://m.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5811881630/sizes/m/

Was wearing leather palmed gloves but it went right through. Quick dressing and bandage and we was on our way again. Place is crawling with workmen but we spotted a way into the vast power house, just scaling up a window when we spot to high viz's running our way. Stay or run........well we ran a long way oiver two fences and then the hand shredder with one guard still on our tail. Thought bugger it and stopped blooody exhausted, little did we know that the guy chasing us was an amateur marathon runner. Police called etc. Questioned and slapped on the wrist.

Been in the walk in center but referred to the hispital as the cut is too deep and near the tendons, so sat in A&E waiting.
wow sounds like that place is on lockdown

pic no worky : "You don’t have permission to view this page. "

Neal
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:39
wow sounds like that place is on lockdown

pic no worky : "You don’t have permission to view this page. "
its because Victor is posting from flickr mobile

try this link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5811881630/)

vmlopes
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:40
Mmmmm not sure how to grab the link from flickr on my mobile. Its not pretty though!!

courier
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:41
its because Victor is posting from flickr mobile

try this link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5811881630/)

oh
ouch

vmlopes
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:42
its because Victor is posting from flickr mobile

try this link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5811881630/)

Thanks Neal

Matt Peters
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:43
Well had a last minute Urbex trip this morning, long drive down to the recently closed Cadbury's factory in Bristol. Morning didn't get off too well when scaling the fence I did this.

http://m.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5811881630/sizes/m/

Was wearing leather palmed gloves but it went right through. Quick dressing and bandage and we was on our way again. Place is crawling with workmen but we spotted a way into the vast power house, just scaling up a window when we spot to high viz's running our way. Stay or run........well we ran a long way oiver two fences and then the hand shredder with one guard still on our tail. Thought bugger it and stopped blooody exhausted, little did we know that the guy chasing us was an amateur marathon runner. Police called etc. Questioned and slapped on the wrist.

Been in the walk in center but referred to the hispital as the cut is too deep and near the tendons, so sat in A&E waiting.

Ah crap! Hope your mended soon..
I nearly text you to say I'll come, but Harry woke up ill and Maisie has been a royal pain all day!! lol..

Neal
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:45
Thanks Neal

No prob mate, hope the hand damage isn't too bad!

courier
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:45
I imagine you will be trying again? Would love to see some pics from inside there.
Has anyone made it in and posted pics yet?

vmlopes
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:48
Oh. Were going back alright. Yes a guy I know has done part of it. But the site is huuuuge

Matt Peters
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:49
I've not posted up a pic in a while so here is one of Amy on Brighton seafront last week..

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5183/5811391327_b8a4eb6c06_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattpetersphotography/5811391327/)
Amy on Brighton sea front (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattpetersphotography/5811391327/) by Matt Peters Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/mattpetersphotography/), on Flickr

Matt Peters
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:50
Oh. Were going back alright. Yes a guy I know has done part of it. But the site is huuuuge

I'm there!! lol

vmlopes
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 09:59
Wouldn't be the same just me and Garystair.........lol

Was quite funny when the police got the Garystairs bail conditioons through on the radio. "No trains, London Underground, sidings or any abandoned or derelict part thereoff"!!!

courier
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 10:05
doesnt that put him in a bit of trouble then?

Matt Peters
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 10:20
Wouldn't be the same just me and Garystair.........lol

Was quite funny when the police got the Garystairs bail conditioons through on the radio. "No trains, London Underground, sidings or any abandoned or derelict part thereoff"!!!

Haha.. Quality!! Not really, just the London underground it is related too..

courier
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 10:26
Haha.. Quality!! Not really, just the London underground it is related too..

oh right - was gonna say that does write a lot off the map otherwise

Mike
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 10:39
Sounds like a fun morning Vic! The cut looks nasty but at least you avoided your ring this time! :lol:

Matt, that's a lovely shot :)

Anke
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 12:05
nice one..Can you do all of this on the iphone? I'll check it out tonight

Yes indeed but strangely some things, like lists, are not very easy on the iPad.

Anke
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 12:05
I've not posted up a pic in a while so here is one of Amy on Brighton seafront last week..

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5183/5811391327_b8a4eb6c06_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattpetersphotography/5811391327/)
Amy on Brighton sea front (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattpetersphotography/5811391327/) by Matt Peters Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/mattpetersphotography/), on Flickr

Lovely shot, Matt, print it big! :)

woog17
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 14:15
Welcome back :D

Box Brownie
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 14:16
anyone make it to this? lol
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2000224/Dozens-twitchers-lay-siege-bowling-green-sight-rare-white-throated-robin-normally-TURKEY.html


The Farne Islands wardens made the trip blogged here http://farnephoto.blogspot.com/

Matt Peters
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 14:40
Matt, that's a lovely shot :)

Lovely shot, Matt, print it big! :)

Thanks guys! :D

Slapheadyeti
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 14:42
There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.

One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about.

The letter read:

Dear God,
I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension.
Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had £100 in it, which was all the money I had
until my next pension payment. Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of
my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with, have
no family to turn to, and you are my only hope. Can you please help me?

Sincerely, Edna

The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few dollars..

By the time he made the rounds, he had collected £96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman..

The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.

Christmas came and went.

A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God.

All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.
It read:


Dear God,

How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me?
Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends.
We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift.
By the way, there was £4 missing.
I think it might have been those bastards at the post office.

Sincerely, Edna

kaystewartphoto
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 14:46
Hey all, im back. Been uber busy and just havent really had a chance to jump on here.

Went to the Lake District for a week at the end of last month, photos are here- http://www.flickr.com/photos/kskitt/collections/72157626798209112/

and then went to Leeds Castle on bank Holiday monday - http://www.flickr.com/photos/kskitt/sets/72157626758980493/

Hope everyone is good

courier
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 15:22
Yes indeed but strangely some things, like lists, are not very easy on the iPad.

cheers!
signed up as @hipfirephotos - check me out!
whats everyone's handle then?

Box Brownie
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 15:42
Well had a last minute Urbex trip this morning, long drive down to the recently closed Cadbury's factory in Bristol. Morning didn't get off too well when scaling the fence I did this.

http://m.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5811881630/sizes/m/

Was wearing leather palmed gloves but it went right through. Quick dressing and bandage and we was on our way again. Place is crawling with workmen but we spotted a way into the vast power house, just scaling up a window when we spot to high viz's running our way. Stay or run........well we ran a long way oiver two fences and then the hand shredder with one guard still on our tail. Thought bugger it and stopped blooody exhausted, little did we know that the guy chasing us was an amateur marathon runner. Police called etc. Questioned and slapped on the wrist.

Been in the walk in center but referred to the hispital as the cut is too deep and near the tendons, so sat in A&E waiting.

Cannot see the gore image even with Neal's revised linky??? But Victor this is the second hand injury you have sustained, you have got to be more carefull my friend :confused: Perhaps you should get a pair of slaughtermans chainmail gloves?

Matt Peters
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 15:45
There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.

One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about.

The letter read:

Dear God,
I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension.
Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had £100 in it, which was all the money I had
until my next pension payment. Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of
my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with, have
no family to turn to, and you are my only hope. Can you please help me?

Sincerely, Edna

The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few dollars..

By the time he made the rounds, he had collected £96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman..

The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.

Christmas came and went.

A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God.

All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.
It read:


Dear God,

How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me?
Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends.
We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift.
By the way, there was £4 missing.
I think it might have been those bastards at the post office.

Sincerely, Edna

Haha.. Brilliant!!

vmlopes
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 15:55
Cannot see the gore image even with Neal's revised linky??? But Victor this is the second hand injury you have sustained, you have got to be more carefull my friend :confused: Perhaps you should get a pair of slaughtermans chainmail gloves?

Will be back up shortly..........;)

Comes with the territory I'm afraid...........and those gloves as Matt will confirm a bloody good........I think nearly all the guys that Urbex a lot have had hand injury's

Matt Peters
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 16:11
They are excellent gloves!
I've had cuts on my head, arms, legs, two fat lips, bruises.. All part of the fun!

woog17
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 16:19
Anyone else follow lord sugar on twitter? Hes hilarious, someone just tweeted to him "I never understood how you can fire someone you haven't yet hired? Explain..." and he just goes back "shut up. You are boring" haha

felt_tip_felon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 16:47
Evening gents, anyone find out what happened with the forum downtime earlier?

Was a nice bit of sunset this evening...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5268/5812529449_d26af9220a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5812529449/)
Sunset skies... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5812529449/) by felt_tip_felon® (http://www.flickr.com/people/felt_tip_felon/), on Flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3434/5812530765_54c70442c1_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5812530765/)
Sunset skies... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5812530765/) by felt_tip_felon® (http://www.flickr.com/people/felt_tip_felon/), on Flickr

Oh and today's cute kitten shot...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5307/5812533313_603dc9f8d4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5812533313/)
Ca'Mojo'flage (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5812533313/) by felt_tip_felon® (http://www.flickr.com/people/felt_tip_felon/), on Flickr

Kaben
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 17:02
Anyone else follow lord sugar on twitter? Hes hilarious, someone just tweeted to him "I never understood how you can fire someone you haven't yet hired? Explain..." and he just goes back "shut up. You are boring" haha

Classic. :lol:

courier
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 17:03
nice shots lee

cant get my twitter profile pic to show up on my phone - maybe it takes a while to update?

felt_tip_felon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 17:11
nice shots lee

cant get my twitter profile pic to show up on my phone - maybe it takes a while to update?

Thanks fella,your avatar is in full effect on my twitter, welcome to the other best way to waste time ;):D

Ronin Silv
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 17:34
Victor you might want to try THESE GLOVES (http://www.patrolstore.com/Viper-Slash-Resistant-Gloves-p-833.html) as they are slash resistant so should protect your hands on barb wire fences.

adrian5127
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 18:01
I think I have just 'tweeted' you

Some one else at my level I am adrian5127 to make life simple;)

Cute Cygnets from a stroll in the park after work...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2195/5811044154_ddc3aee10c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811044154/)
_MG_3288 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811044154/) by felt_tip_felon® (http://www.flickr.com/people/felt_tip_felon/), on Flickr

a curious Squirrel...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/5811047302_6723e1436a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811047302/)
_MG_2958 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811047302/) by felt_tip_felon® (http://www.flickr.com/people/felt_tip_felon/), on Flickr

& Biscuit doing some Yoga...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/5811039644_a4a765e5fd_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811039644/)
Mr Biscuit... the Yoga Bunny... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5811039644/) by felt_tip_felon® (http://www.flickr.com/people/felt_tip_felon/), on Flickr

anyone taking pics today?

Lee lovely shots, always a like a good bunny shot

I visited Devon for the bank holiday weekend, here is one of mine from Lynmouth

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2275/5809278462_3e472a1ff8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5809278462/)
Lynmouth Bay (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5809278462/) by Reading-Matters (http://www.flickr.com/people/reading-matters/), on Flickr

And a couple of poppies

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5186/5809044627_805d8b815b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5809044627/)
Poppy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5809044627/) by Reading-Matters (http://www.flickr.com/people/reading-matters/), on Flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3038/5809591914_6e4a8dc86d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5809591914/)
Poppy 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5809591914/) by Reading-Matters (http://www.flickr.com/people/reading-matters/), on Flickr
On another subject, is the London night meet still on?

Looks nice, if you belong to any stock libraries remember to put your poppy shots on them, this year it will be 11-11-11

Well had a last minute Urbex trip this morning, long drive down to the recently closed Cadbury's factory in Bristol. Morning didn't get off too well when scaling the fence I did this.

http://m.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5811881630/sizes/m/

Was wearing leather palmed gloves but it went right through. Quick dressing and bandage and we was on our way again. Place is crawling with workmen but we spotted a way into the vast power house, just scaling up a window when we spot to high viz's running our way. Stay or run........well we ran a long way oiver two fences and then the hand shredder with one guard still on our tail. Thought bugger it and stopped blooody exhausted, little did we know that the guy chasing us was an amateur marathon runner. Police called etc. Questioned and slapped on the wrist.

Been in the walk in center but referred to the hispital as the cut is too deep and near the tendons, so sat in A&E waiting.

Link still not working but life is definitely an adventure on those shoots, had to laugh when you discovered the guy was a marathon runner


Oh and today's cute kitten shot...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5307/5812533313_603dc9f8d4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5812533313/)
Ca'Mojo'flage (http://www.flickr.com/photos/felt_tip_felon/5812533313/) by felt_tip_felon® (http://www.flickr.com/people/felt_tip_felon/), on Flickr

Very cute.

Kaben
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 18:05
Some very cool tech. Not sure if i would like the lane assist thing.

Wont be long until we have the cars from Blade Runner :lol::lol:

Kaben
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 18:06
Lee lovely shots, always a like a good bunny shot

Speaking of which - where are yours of Peter? Hmmm?

adrian5127
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 18:08
just realised Badgers Mount where the new house is has twitter account.

We want to rename the house to Badgers Arse:D:D But that has already gone on Twitter:cry:

adrian5127
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 18:11
Speaking of which - where are yours of Peter? Hmmm?

I posted some here (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=12499865&postcount=2991) earlier but agree I need to get some more, been a bit lazy with the camera so really need to get out and dust the cobwebs off

Box Brownie
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 18:14
just realised Badgers Mount where the new house is has twitter account.

We want to rename the house to Badgers Arse:D:D But that has already gone on Twitter:cry:

Really ;) :lol:

Kaben
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 18:21
just realised Badgers Mount where the new house is has twitter account.

We want to rename the house to Badgers Arse:D:D But that has already gone on Twitter:cry:

Change it to Mount Badger - sounds very grand.

You could tell people you own a mountain. ( I wouldn't suggested you say that you live in one though. That could sound a bit gippo; as if you lived in a dank cave. Unless of course you were actually a bond villain- that would be the perfect secret hideout that everyone could know about.)

Been at the pub using the Internet for quite some time now. So soory for the ramvling response!

Box Brownie
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 18:38
@ Rob ~ how is the (not so) new job going, just another one of the team by now???

adrian5127
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 18:44
Really ;) :lol:

You haven't meant the wife !! Rob and Neal have had the dubious pleasure:rolleyes:

@Rob or alternatively being a short I could be mistaken for a hobbit or dwarf:confused: ( I don't have the excuse of being down the pub )

Box Brownie
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 19:09
ooooooooh!!!!!!! I forgot the lunatic humour that all medics seem to need to survive ~ has to have an outlet somehow :lol:

Now where is Lee with a really good scribble for you to hang on your new front door, I am sure he could conjure up an interpretation of arse, badger & mount in an (in)appropriate order ;)

Jonathan
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 01:54
Morning all. Lovely start to the day in the land of beer and chocolate :) Just watch the storm clouds gather as soon as I point the car at Calais...

Love the new Mojo pic Lee - and the vids on FB :)

felt_tip_felon
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 03:07
Morning all. Lovely start to the day in the land of beer and chocolate :) Just watch the storm clouds gather as soon as I point the car at Calais...

Love the new Mojo pic Lee - and the vids on FB :)

Bonjour JD, hope the "research" trip was good and you we're suitably fed & watered?

Mojo seems twice as big now as when we got her and she is an absolute terror, which is both hilarious & annoying in equal measure! heh heh heh...

so who's up to what today?

Kaben
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 03:19
*Headache*

@ Rob ~ how is the (not so) new job going, just another one of the team by now

Yeah its going well. There have been a few leavers at work so i have progressed quite quickly. I now run all of the marketing for customers in Ireland as well as city/log haul travel for the UK.
Found some quirky things yesterday but wish i had kept my mouth shut - i just made more work for myself!

Jonathan
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 03:19
Bonjour JD, hope the "research" trip was good and you we're suitably fed & watered?

It was fantastic. The hotel was great, excellent rooms, service and the food was great. It's run by a young English couple who were also great fun. For what they provide, the prices (€99 to €119 inc brekky) are a steal. All that was, however, over shadowed buy our lunchtime appointment at the restaurant "La Maison" in the little village of Flechin. One of my colleagues here has just translated the menu:

Appetizers (Amuse bouche) : Asparagus and Chorizo with a whipped cream of blackberries and smooth glossy of sorrel, black sesame grains and candy of herbs

Starters : dim sum of wild asparagus, tartines with seasonal vegetables with honey, vinaigrette of ginger and carrots – or - foie gras of duck half cooked with genièvre (like a shnaps) of Houle and pepper of Sichuan, chutney of fruits and rustic bun.

Main course : poached sea bass with milk and peppers and with algae, foam of coconut milk and curcuma, sweet potato and soya beans - or – lamb shank candied 7 hours in thyme, foam of Tonka beans, peas pudding, quinoa and fejoa

Candied prunes with “Saint Amour”

Desserts : Chocolate mousse, biscuit and spices, milk cinnamon and dark chocolate sorbet and Espelette peppers – or – Cranberry pudding with crunchy praline, dessert crème with whiskey and Bailey’s sorbet

Wine : Cheverny blanc domaine Hanusseau

If you are paying, that would set you back €39 each and the wine is around €23 per bottle. If you are ever anywhere near Calais (and I count Dartford as close enough!) you should get down to this place - you will not regret it. Hopefully when I get home tonight, I will share a couple of photo's from the lunch.

Kaben
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 03:29
this is very similar to Richards windmill shot -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2159/5812531984_e8383f3650_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5812531984/)
Soldier Watches Departing Helicopter During Op Omid Haft in Afghanistan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5812531984/) by Defence Images (http://www.flickr.com/people/defenceimages/), on Flickr

Jonathan
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 03:45
this is very similar to Richards windmill shot -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2159/5812531984_e8383f3650_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5812531984/)
Soldier Watches Departing Helicopter During Op Omid Haft in Afghanistan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5812531984/) by Defence Images (http://www.flickr.com/people/defenceimages/), on Flickr

That's amazing!

Matt Peters
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 04:02
Anyone been playing the Google homepage guitar, its awesome!!

www.google.com

Matt Peters
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 04:05
Rob, that's an epic shot!!

courier
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 04:05
this is very similar to Richards windmill shot -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2159/5812531984_e8383f3650_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5812531984/)
Soldier Watches Departing Helicopter During Op Omid Haft in Afghanistan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5812531984/) by Defence Images (http://www.flickr.com/people/defenceimages/), on Flickr
awesome

Anyone been playing the Google homepage guitar, its awesome!!

www.google.com

awesome

felt_tip_felon
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 04:09
It was fantastic. The hotel was great, excellent rooms, service and the food was great. It's run by a young English couple who were also great fun. For what they provide, the prices (€99 to €119 inc brekky) are a steal. All that was, however, over shadowed buy our lunchtime appointment at the restaurant "La Maison" in the little village of Flechin. One of my colleagues here has just translated the menu:

Appetizers (Amuse bouche) : Asparagus and Chorizo with a whipped cream of blackberries and smooth glossy of sorrel, black sesame grains and candy of herbs

Starters : dim sum of wild asparagus, tartines with seasonal vegetables with honey, vinaigrette of ginger and carrots – or - foie gras of duck half cooked with genièvre (like a shnaps) of Houle and pepper of Sichuan, chutney of fruits and rustic bun.

Main course : poached sea bass with milk and peppers and with algae, foam of coconut milk and curcuma, sweet potato and soya beans - or – lamb shank candied 7 hours in thyme, foam of Tonka beans, peas pudding, quinoa and fejoa

Candied prunes with “Saint Amour”

Desserts : Chocolate mousse, biscuit and spices, milk cinnamon and dark chocolate sorbet and Espelette peppers – or – Cranberry pudding with crunchy praline, dessert crème with whiskey and Bailey’s sorbet

Wine : Cheverny blanc domaine Hanusseau

If you are paying, that would set you back €39 each and the wine is around €23 per bottle. If you are ever anywhere near Calais (and I count Dartford as close enough!) you should get down to this place - you will not regret it. Hopefully when I get home tonight, I will share a couple of photo's from the lunch.

sounds delicious, can't wait to see the pics! :D

this is very similar to Richards windmill shot -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2159/5812531984_e8383f3650_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5812531984/)
Soldier Watches Departing Helicopter During Op Omid Haft in Afghanistan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5812531984/) by Defence Images (http://www.flickr.com/people/defenceimages/), on Flickr

WOWSERS! what a shot! bw!

felt_tip_felon
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 04:11
Anyone been playing the Google homepage guitar, its awesome!!

www.google.com

genius! also bw!

Kaben
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 04:22
I just wish it was my shot!

vmlopes
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 04:36
Link of the injured hand back up.......... spent two hrs in the walk in center and then another three in A&E, partiall ligament damage and three stitches and I was on my way.

Looked at the glove this morning not a mark on it, not punctured or cut ?? It was not on barbed wire, it was a large bolt that was holding the fence up, that I got hung up on as coming over the top........but the glove is like new.......go figure???

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3375/5814105157_fd9d60f16b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5814105157/)
Urbex Fence meets Hand (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5814105157/) by vmlopes (getting back in the swing) (http://www.flickr.com/people/ajj_photography/), on Flickr

Layyz
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 04:38
Link of the injured hand back up.......... spent two hrs in the walk in center and then another three in A&E, partiall ligament damage and three stitches and I was on my way.

Looked at the glove this morning not a mark on it, not punctured or cut ?? It was not on barbed wire, it was a large bolt that was holding the fence up, that I got hung up on as coming over the top........but the glove is like new.......go figure???

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3375/5814105157_fd9d60f16b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5814105157/)
Urbex Fence meets Hand (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5814105157/) by vmlopes (getting back in the swing) (http://www.flickr.com/people/ajj_photography/), on Flickr

Victor ouch! U gotta watch those bolts. Hope your tetnus jabs are upto date.

courier
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 04:39
glad you're ok victor

this must be an urbexers dream:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2001303/The-ghost-ships-Mothball-fleet-Incredible-pictures-abandoned-Navy-war-ships-taken-crew-illegal-squatters.html

vmlopes
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 04:55
glad you're ok victor

this must be an urbexers dream:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2001303/The-ghost-ships-Mothball-fleet-Incredible-pictures-abandoned-Navy-war-ships-taken-crew-illegal-squatters.html

Very nice...........I know of a couple of explores carried via inflatable dinghy to a remote powerstation in the NW, and we were speaking on the phone yesterday on the way back from Cadburys with someone who was spending last night in one of the old sea forts just off Portsmouth !!

courier
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 04:57
Very nice...........I know of a couple of explores carried via inflatable dinghy to a remote powerstation in the NW, and we were speaking on the phone yesterday on the way back from Cadburys with someone who was spending last night in one of the old sea forts just off Portsmouth !!
awesome - ive been to a rave in that place - proper mental - would like to see some pics to fill in the memory gaps ;)

changing the subject slightly - this is an interesting read - i cant view the vid at work though
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/17/essay-18/

Aardvark101
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 05:03
Lee lovely shots, always a like a good bunny shot


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5120/5814151907_7a4819a9f3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61039154@N02/5814151907/)
Chineses new year002 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61039154@N02/5814151907/) by beastmaster070 (http://www.flickr.com/people/61039154@N02/), on Flickr

There you go :D

Shuttaperture
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 05:14
Anyone else follow lord sugar on twitter? Hes hilarious, someone just tweeted to him "I never understood how you can fire someone you haven't yet hired? Explain..." and he just goes back "shut up. You are boring" haha
:lol: Brilliant!

this is very similar to Richards windmill shot -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2159/5812531984_e8383f3650_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5812531984/)
Soldier Watches Departing Helicopter During Op Omid Haft in Afghanistan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5812531984/) by Defence Images (http://www.flickr.com/people/defenceimages/), on Flickr
That is one awesome shot.

Matt Peters
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 05:21
Link of the injured hand back up.......... spent two hrs in the walk in center and then another three in A&E, partiall ligament damage and three stitches and I was on my way.

Looked at the glove this morning not a mark on it, not punctured or cut ?? It was not on barbed wire, it was a large bolt that was holding the fence up, that I got hung up on as coming over the top........but the glove is like new.......go figure???

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3375/5814105157_fd9d60f16b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5814105157/)
Urbex Fence meets Hand (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5814105157/) by vmlopes (getting back in the swing) (http://www.flickr.com/people/ajj_photography/), on Flickr

You'll live then.. Back at it in no time! ;)

That Gigi your talking about?

Neal
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 05:32
Impressive action on the ship urbexing, this is that reserve fleet, when viewed from the air
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8e/Wfm_suisun_reserve_fleet.jpg/800px-Wfm_suisun_reserve_fleet.jpg

Matt Peters
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 05:36
Impressive action on the ship urbexing, this is that reserve fleet, when viewed from the air
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8e/Wfm_suisun_reserve_fleet.jpg/800px-Wfm_suisun_reserve_fleet.jpg

That is cool!

Layyz
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 05:45
That is cool!

makes we want to get my canoe out and go exploring!

vmlopes
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 05:51
makes we want to get my canoe out and go exploring!

Be a bit of a trek across to that fleet :D, but have PM'd you about something much more doable over here ;)

Neal
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 06:43
Be a bit of a trek across to that fleet :D, but have PM'd you about something much more doable over here ;)

not half it would! espesh considering that the USS Iowa (the big one near the bottom) is a battleship, just to give a sense of scale!

Layyz
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 06:46
not half it would! espesh considering that the USS Iowa (the big one near the bottom) is a battleship, just to give a sense of scale!


aye without doubt. inspiring though!bw!

Anke
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 07:08
There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.

One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about.

The letter read:

Dear God,
I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension.
Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had £100 in it, which was all the money I had
until my next pension payment. Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of
my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with, have
no family to turn to, and you are my only hope. Can you please help me?

Sincerely, Edna

The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few dollars..

By the time he made the rounds, he had collected £96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman..

The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.

Christmas came and went.

A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God.

All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.
It read:


Dear God,

How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me?
Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends.
We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift.
By the way, there was £4 missing.
I think it might have been those bastards at the post office.

Sincerely, Edna

:D :D :D :D :D :D

Anke
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 07:10
this is very similar to Richards windmill shot -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2159/5812531984_e8383f3650_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5812531984/)
Soldier Watches Departing Helicopter During Op Omid Haft in Afghanistan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5812531984/) by Defence Images (http://www.flickr.com/people/defenceimages/), on Flickr

Blimey, it is :D Cracking shot too.

ies photos
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 07:36
Anyone know of a Lighting superstore/warehouse in 45mins drive of Croydon? Looking for ceiling and wall lights?

Trying this place on Sat www.litecraft.co.uk

Also anyone got a network switch laying around they don't use? Home internet back on tomorrow so wiring up the network again but need a switch to hook up the server.

Shame that guy got in the way of a perfect Merlin Helicopter photo, still not a shabby pic ;)

Box Brownie
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 07:43
Anyone know of a Lighting superstore/warehouse in 45mins drive of Croydon? Looking for ceiling and wall lights?

Trying this place on Sat www.litecraft.co.uk (http://www.litecraft.co.uk)

Also anyone got a network switch laying around they don't use? Home internet back on tomorrow so wiring up the network again but need a switch to hook up the server.

Ikea ;) ??? :lol:

OK only joking ~ how about http://www.thelightingstore.co.uk/the-lighting-store-croydon.htm found that on Google have fun with the shopping.......if you go further afield there is Elstead Lighting in Alton and even further away DAS in Banbury???

Box Brownie
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 09:10
Er! did I kill the thread ;)

That inage Rob linked to is a real in your face of deployed forces.....there is another on the same Flicke that that is quite telling (so to speak) http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5790778540/in/photostream/

courier
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 09:13
i like this one ;)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5751648040/in/photostream

felt_tip_felon
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 09:17
i like this one ;)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5751648040/in/photostream

flare tart :p

courier
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 09:23
flare tart :p

and proud :cool: hehe
was getting some mad horizontal flare off my new lens yesterday. Cant post any pics though as i dont have a pc at the moment.

courier
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 10:40
squemish photographers look away now - http://www.petapixel.com/2011/06/08/guy-has-nikon-lenses-smashed-by-his-angry-girlfriend-after-fight/

woog17
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 10:43
squemish photographers look away now - http://www.petapixel.com/2011/06/08/guy-has-nikon-lenses-smashed-by-his-angry-girlfriend-after-fight/

Oh damn! Definitely putting mine in a safe now :)

felt_tip_felon
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 10:56
squemish photographers look away now - http://www.petapixel.com/2011/06/08/guy-has-nikon-lenses-smashed-by-his-angry-girlfriend-after-fight/

saw this on Chris' facebook yesterday - he must of been a very, very bad boy... :shock:

vmlopes
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 13:14
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5815202375_37820ce2ae_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5815202375/)
IMG_9274 (2400 x 1600) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5815202375/) by vmlopes (getting back in the swing) (http://www.flickr.com/people/ajj_photography/), on Flickr

woog17
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 13:25
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5815202375_37820ce2ae_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5815202375/)
IMG_9274 (2400 x 1600) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5815202375/) by vmlopes (getting back in the swing) (http://www.flickr.com/people/ajj_photography/), on Flickr

damn that is a cracker! definitely background wallpaper material

Matt Peters
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 13:25
Nice shot Vic! :D

Ronin Silv
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 13:50
glad you're ok victor

this must be an urbexers dream:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2001303/The-ghost-ships-Mothball-fleet-Incredible-pictures-abandoned-Navy-war-ships-taken-crew-illegal-squatters.html

The website of Scott Haefner (http://scotthaefner.com/) has lots of other intertesting stuff on it's worth a look as is his Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scotthaefner/).

Richard1959
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 14:00
squemish photographers look away now - http://www.petapixel.com/2011/06/08/guy-has-nikon-lenses-smashed-by-his-angry-girlfriend-after-fight/

Could have been a lot worse ........... they could have been Canon lens

Slapheadyeti
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 14:13
Not sure if anyone is interested. But ive just signed up to twitter. Slapheadyeti. Not sure what im supposed to do on it though. :)

Shuttaperture
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 14:19
ive just signed up to twitter. Slapheadyeti.
Added!

Not sure what im supposed to do on it though. :)
Me neither if I'm honest ;)

MagnumPI
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 14:23
lovely shot Victor and hope the hand is on the mend!

Here is another poppy shot of mine.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2443/5815368991_43c9f1a3b7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5815368991/)
Poppy-5189 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5815368991/) by Reading-Matters (http://www.flickr.com/people/reading-matters/), on Flickr

Matt Peters
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 14:27
Here is another poppy shot of mine.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2443/5815368991_43c9f1a3b7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5815368991/)
Poppy-5189 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reading-matters/5815368991/) by Reading-Matters (http://www.flickr.com/people/reading-matters/), on Flickr

Beauty.. Only poppies I've seen so far were on the hard shoulder of the motorway!! :(

courier
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 14:45
nice poppy shot

use these keys on the google guitar page..what tune do you get ;)
click the recording button then type:
awea, ryte, awet, erewa

ziggy25
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 14:48
Twitter is so confusing. All i see is lots of tweetts which are replies/responses to previous tweets. None of them are in any order. It is so difficult to follow a discussion. Is it possible to view them in thread format?

courier
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 14:51
Twitter is so confusing. All i see is lots of tweetts which are replies/responses to previous tweets. None of them are in any order. It is so difficult to follow a discussion. Is it possible to view them in thread format?

yeah for sure
im just getting the hang of it but things still confuse me - that said it doesnt take much

MagnumPI
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 14:53
Beauty.. Only poppies I've seen so far were on the hard shoulder of the motorway!! :(

Matt, if you hurry you may be able to catch some in the field by the Elephant & Castle pub in Hurst. The road name is Broadwater Lane. Quite a lot there mate.

Aardvark101
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 15:04
Nice shot Victor, ND filter?
Magnum thats nice light, heres my offering from today

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3477/5815481481_b8ae382c2d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61039154@N02/5815481481/)
Poppys007 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61039154@N02/5815481481/) by beastmaster070 (http://www.flickr.com/people/61039154@N02/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5155/5815477991_b9ff21f5f9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61039154@N02/5815477991/)
Poppys005 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61039154@N02/5815477991/) by beastmaster070 (http://www.flickr.com/people/61039154@N02/), on Flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3455/5816042802_2e7e57fab7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61039154@N02/5816042802/)
Poppys002 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61039154@N02/5816042802/) by beastmaster070 (http://www.flickr.com/people/61039154@N02/), on Flickr

vmlopes
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 15:07
^^ now thats a poppy field........

Yes 10stop ND, heres another

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5279/5815483631_c46c0269ef_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5815483631/)
Wheat Field (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajj_photography/5815483631/) by vmlopes (getting back in the swing) (http://www.flickr.com/people/ajj_photography/), on Flickr

Matt Peters
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 15:33
Matt, if you hurry you may be able to catch some in the field by the Elephant & Castle pub in Hurst. The road name is Broadwater Lane. Quite a lot there mate.

Nice, may take a trip tomoz and have a look!

Klystron
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 16:00
Nice shot Victor, ND filter?
Magnum thats nice light, heres my offering from today


Is that local ?
I had to go to Italy !
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3391/5773101794_c14c0456f6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andys1/5773101794/)
IMG_1582.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andys1/5773101794/) by Andys1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/andys1/), on Flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2178/5772564207_3e498c8d6b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andys1/5772564207/)
IMG_1583.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andys1/5772564207/) by Andys1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/andys1/), on Flickr