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Aug 23, 2016 20:26 |  #10606

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Another great set of shots Renata.....I love this one, great colours.


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Aug 23, 2016 20:44 |  #10607

I'm sure that was my fault archer.. Sorry :oops:

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I thought I had put myself back at the bottom of the USA list, but apparently it didn't take, so another try.


At present we would like anyone wishing to host have at least a 200 post count or have been active on POTN for a year. Hopefully, this will reduce the number of people that do not participate in a timely manner, or "forget" to move Nifty on to the next host, or simply don't care.

* Though, this doesn't seem to alter the fact that people tend to forget to send Nifty on and tend to post very little... with some exceptions! To sign up to be a host, please copy the list completely, add your name to the bottom of the sub-list that is in your area of the world, paste the entire list into a new post with your name added.

USA Nifty:
(DFW TX) itsallart (in possession)
(CO) KbColorado
(UT) tadrscin
(Chicago IL) KurtB
(Buffalo, NY) KenjiS – (moved down the list, too busy)
(Cleveland, OH) DutchinCLE
(Atlanta, GA) CameraMan
(Chicagoland, IL) Nekrosoft13
(Orlando FL) Justman1020 (No Response, moved to bottom of the list)
(Hawaii) ChrisBlaze (deployed, but on the list!)
(MI) Blake C
(RI) Archer1960


USA - (Texas) Ron Bailey (Possessed a Nifty, but Nifty is missing and now Written Off as Gone)

Euro Nifty:
(Scotland) AnnieMacD (in possession)
(The Netherlands) Levina de Ruijter

Adorama Nifty - Canadians:
(BC) Hawaiiboy (in possession)
(AB) Photorider

DUPAN Nifty:

Another Nifty gone but not forgotten and replaced by Gary - Thank You gutterscum!
(Ararat Victoria) – gutterscum Gary (in possession, delivered 20 Jan 2016)
(Kandahar-Afghanistan) Bk2life (james) (In Possession)
(Cebu-Philippines or Hong Kong) Reservoir Dog


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Aug 23, 2016 21:00 as a reply to  @ joayne's post |  #10608

Hey joayne, just wanted to make sure that it's OK with you and whoever else is in charge: there is a number of some interesting events coming up in my area like a balloon festival, some Queen impersonator (not really sure) but sounds interesting and I have a ticket. Then the is the Texas State Fair and a lot of other events that I would like to take Nifty to. My question is: may I keep Nifty to the end of September before I ship it to KbColorado? I work but I'm trying to take Nifty with me as much as I can. Matter of fact we just came back from a little local country drive and have some shots to process which make take a while. Then there are some other places that Nifty HAS to see, like downtown Dallas with its incredible and controversial history. I also have some unusual events at the very beginning of October.
If KbColorado is OK with it, the I should send Nifty to him right after those events :)


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Aug 23, 2016 21:10 |  #10609

So, Nifty and I had another run and while Nifty might be super fit, I'm exhausted :) Told you that I'm an elderly lady.
I also plan to take Nifty to some lovely places and events. We haven't even made it to the heart of Dallas which is where there is a lot of stuff happening. So, please, bare with me. I also want to take Nifty to Forth Worth while I'm doing one of my gigs, a live event painting. A wedding that is. It happens to be in a beautiful museum of modern art. More about it when time is right.
Nifty will go out golfing with me and shop at a local farmer's market and go for a car service because while I was dragging Nifty allover the place, my little car got TWO nails in the front tires (tyres for the UK and Oz folks). My little car needs attention, so that Nifty can go safely to some off the beaten path places :)
Just bare with me, please. I also have a life. Though I'm not sure anymore about that :p


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Aug 23, 2016 21:17 |  #10610

archer1960 wrote in post #18104169 (external link)
I thought I had put myself back at the bottom of the USA list, but apparently it didn't take, so another try.


At present we would like anyone wishing to host have at least a 200 post count or have been active on POTN for a year. Hopefully, this will reduce the number of people that do not participate in a timely manner, or "forget" to move Nifty on to the next host, or simply don't care.

* Though, this doesn't seem to alter the fact that people tend to forget to send Nifty on and tend to post very little... with some exceptions! To sign up to be a host, please copy the list completely, add your name to the bottom of the sub-list that is in your area of the world, paste the entire list into a new post with your name added.

Makes me wonder how people could simply forget? But what do I know? Nothing.
There could be some unpredictable circumstances, though. Life is life


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Aug 23, 2016 21:32 as a reply to  @ itsallart's post |  #10611

I am happy to see whatever you decide to shoot Renata.


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Aug 23, 2016 22:12 |  #10612

This past weekend was the official party for the first ever
Vancouver Mural Festival. The painting started this past July
and the artists involver created 41 mew murals on 40 buildings
in the Mount Pleasant and Downtown Eastside areas of Vancouver.
I went over early Thurs. morning to locate them so that I can show
them to my wife at a later time and to shoot some of them.

I will try and get my processing done and get the shots up as
quickly as I can.

This first building is the Makers Labs building.

22 shot pano

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11 shot pano

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3 shot pano

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2 shot pano

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Aug 23, 2016 22:19 |  #10613

alley side wall

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back corner wall

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beetle on roof

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Aug 23, 2016 22:19 |  #10614

hawaiiboy wrote in post #18104293 (external link)
This past weekend was the official party for the first ever
Vancouver Mural Festival. The painting started this past July
and the artists involver created 41 mew murals on 40 buildings
in the Mount Pleasant and Downtown Eastside areas of Vancouver.
I went over early Thurs. morning to locate them so that I can show
them to my wife at a later time and to shoot some of them.

I will try and get my processing done and get the shots up as
quickly as I can.

This first building is the Makers Labs building.

22 shot pano
QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Lfsp​dM  (external link) 2016.08.18 203 (external link) by Kevin (external link)

11 shot pano

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Lfsp​98  (external link) 2016.08.18 205 (external link) by Kevin (external link)

3 shot pano
QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Lfsp​7z  (external link) 2016.08.18 207 (external link) by Kevin (external link)

2 shot pano
QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Lfsp​bH  (external link) 2016.08.18 204 (external link) by Kevin (external link)

Kevin, these are awesome! I'm an artist and sometimes I do murals but not on that magnitude. Were they in acrylics? Mind blowing!
Vancouver seems such a great place. I was there some 30 years ago!!! That's how old I am and I wish I could live there but we can't afford that beautiful city :)
Beautiful shots. Keep posting, please :) Awesome stuff :)


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Aug 23, 2016 22:20 |  #10615

hawaiiboy wrote in post #18104301 (external link)
alley side wall
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/KTCi​Wu  (external link) 2016.08.18 36 (1) (external link) by Kevin (external link)

back corner wall
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beetle on roof
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Awesome stuff, Kevin!


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Aug 23, 2016 22:43 |  #10616

Thank you very much Renata....... I moved here in 92 and am very
glad that I did. I love this area, but yes it can be a very expensive city
to live in. We are lucky to have a reasonably affordable rent here
in North Vancouver.
I don't know what paint they are using. I have not shot all of these
murals yet as some were still being finished, but I hope to go over
later this week or early next week to shoot the rest.


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Aug 23, 2016 22:48 |  #10617

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Thank you very much Renata....... I moved here in 92 and am very
glad that I did. I love this area, but yes it can be a very expensive city
to live in. We are lucky to have a reasonably affordable rent here
in North Vancouver.
I don't know what paint they are using. I have not shot all of these
murals yet as some were still being finished, but I hope to go over
later this week or early next week to shoot the rest.

Sweet, Kevin. I visited Vancouver a few times and loved it and wish we could afford it, but helas, w e can barely afford anything. Now, that we are kind of retired, we are stuck in TX. Hubby misses OZ and I don't miss anything after living in 11 countries on 4 continents; I've lost my sens of belonging. I consider myself a citizen of the world :)
Keep those lovely images coming, please :)


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Aug 23, 2016 23:09 |  #10618

I wish I had Nifty on for this shot but I know it wouldn't have cut it. Here is a link to another post https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=18104271


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Aug 24, 2016 08:56 |  #10619

ENifty here!

Mam says I'm not allowed to take one more photo until I get some of the processing backlog cleared.

On Sunday we were up at the crack of dawn again and off to the Isle of Skye. I'm getting to know that road (and the Pass) quite well as I've been on it so many times! This time, it was a shorter drive as we were to climb a small(ish) hill from the east side so only 60 miles. As we left early there was very little traffic and we were all booted up and ready to go by 9:30 am.

Well, I couldn't see a thing as the mist was down and I might as well have been blind - not much fun for a lens. However, Mam knew where she was going so headed up a path and after a while took off to the right and into the unknown. It was pretty boggy after all the rain but as we started climbing the going got better and some of the surrounding hills started to show up out of the cloud.

Taken from our ascent, this is the path up to Mam's favourite Munro (Bla Bheinn) and she may take me up there if/when I come back for another visit.

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But our hill was still shrouded in mist and I knew things were getting serious when the walking poles got packed into the backpack. Mam had to scramble all the way to the minor top. It was great fun and, although there were bits of path, she avoided them and stayed on the rocks. It was all Grade 1 or ungraded so not too much exposure. As we approached the minor top we saw a sheep with a small lamb (1-2 weeks old) - wow, at this time of year! No photos with Nifty as it was too far away.

The cloud was lifting above us and by the time we reached the summit (720m) it was clear with just some banks of cloud above and sometimes, below us. Magic! This hill is not frequented very often for two reasons: first it isn't categorized in its own right as it's so close to some of the other big hills, and second, it has a 10-15m (20-30ft) slab that's not negotiable by non-climbers. So, Mam had decided to just return the way we had come, until meeting a family on the top. Here they are posing for Nifty.

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As you can see the couple had a young boy and Mam asked them if they were continuing along the ridge. They were and they said The Slab was nothing to worry about. In fact, the woman said, the first time she was up here she had done the slab without even noticing it. What!!??!! Well, after hearing that there was no way Mam wasn't going that way too.

The family heading off toward The Slab. The hill we climbed earlier in the week is approx. centre of the ridge in the distance.

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Mam and I fought off the midges and had lunch at the very lovely summit with all the majestic hills around us.

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Looking back, this is the last part of the ascent from the minor top. You can see the sheep at the bottom of the photo and the road is a long way down!

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This is the hill next door (Belig) and you can see our house on the mainland 20 miles away. Top right in the light blue area just below the cloud.

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I could have stayed up there all day (if the breeze had held - midges hate a breeze) but Mam said we had to get going and I could feel she was a wee bit tense thinking of The Slab. The going definitely got tougher and after a bit of up and down - there it was below us. It looked like you were standing on the top of the roof of your house and you had to somehow get down to the bottom without seeing the ground. (There's an overhang at the bottom.) It looked horrendously steep and dangerous but somehow, it never entered her head to turn back.

Most of the Skye Cuillin are comprised of gabbro (external link) rock. It's great for walking on as one's boots almost stick to it and it's almost impossible to slip on the rock itself. However, The Slab is not gabbro and looked very slippery to Mam. But, on the left side (right in photo) there was some gabbro that looked like it was possible to use as a bypass. That's what we did. But Mam got jelly legs and it was very exposed with small hand and foot holds. I was panicking in the backpack - I knew Mam well enough to know this wasn't normal! She was almost hyper-ventilating! Anyway we almost got to the bottom but then we were too far over to the left (right in photo) and the base of The Slab comprised a 30 - 60cm (1-2 foot) bit of grass with huge drop-off on both sides. Well, she saw a tiny foot-hold and stepped down putting all her weight (plus 9kg backpack with me in it!) on it hoping it would hold - it did and we are still here to tell the tale! Whew! And we were down - pretty shaken but safe. The relief was palpable. Here is a link to a photo (not taken by me). The Slab (external link)

We then came to an insurmountable tower but to cut a long story short - Mam found a bypass eventually and then we were on familiar ground.

This was to be our descent route - the scree from centre down to bottom left. Mam had previously climbed up here so she knew it was safe. Also, we are back on ground that is well-documented and traversed by many climbers and walkers.

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View across to the main Cuillin ridge with clouds above and below us.

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Aug 24, 2016 09:06 |  #10620

... continuation.

Half-way down. You can see where we came down from the lowest point on the sky-line.

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Last image is a pano of the three hills Bla Bheinn, Clach Glas and Sgurr nan Each (our hill). You can now see the way we went up.

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It still remains a mystery to Mam and I how the woman we met didn't notice The Slab the first time she did it -?

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