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  • #16
    Re: Snaar snaps: Village in winter

    Well, the snow may have finally gone, but it was very cold outside today.

    They are busy re-cladding the Village hall. Gone is the old black painted timber.
    Will it stay wood coloured?
    So many changes!
    So much excitement!



    Watching the builders at work for a minute reminded me of all the advantages of an office job :-)

    (edit)

    Towards the end of the day I noticed how the office was taking on a rosy hue. When I looked at the west window I was greeted by this completly OTT sunset!!



    Yes, it really did look as mad as that. Boy the shepherds must have been delighted...

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    • #17
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      beautiful sunset great colours
      Thanks
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      • #18
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        Wow fantastic ! How lucky to have an office with views like that. Do you actually manage to do much work?
        Peter

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        • #19
          Re: Snaar snaps: Village in winter

          An "Objet trouvee" I think.



          I am learning a lot about horses in stages. If they are kept in a stable all day they can freak out a bit. So - you put them out in a field during the day. If you leave them in a field all alone, they can also freak out a bit. Thus they go out in the morning, and are brought back at night, and all at roughly the same time.

          So here is one of our locals enjoying lunch.



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          • #20
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            A day of changes today. I went for a constitutional and the sun went in, it started to snow. When I got back to the office, out came the sun.

            Here , under the changing sky we have sheep and bombs. A local flock nibbles Hampshire away, and over on the horizon is AWE Aldermaston (fortunately no police to catch me taking this)



            Then at the end of the day the sky started to clear for sunset. The last of the big storm clouds glides silently south.





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            • #21
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              Just having a catch up after being away for a few days. More fine photographs, Pete!
              John

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              • #22
                Re: Snaar snaps: Village in winter

                Me too Pete, I really enjoy seeing your 'village in winter' shots.
                John

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                • #23
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                  Originally posted by theMusicMan View Post
                  Me too Pete, I really enjoy seeing your 'village in winter' shots.
                  Many thanks folks :-)

                  I fear I may be repeating myself photographically - the village is such a compact canvas that its inevitable I must revisit scenes, but hopefully I make them look different each time.

                  On a technical note, (Fast Show mode): "This year I 'ave mostly been usin' the 11-22, and the 14-54 plus EC14"

                  With care the 19-76mm you get from that combo is quite sharp if rather heavy. Strange thing is that 14-54 does seem to sit and think when I press the shutter rather than AF itself sometimes. If I spin it into focus manually then demand AF, then it remembers what to do. I wonder if anyone else gets this?

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                  • #24
                    Re: Snaar snaps: Village in winter

                    Here are some little village details for you -

                    These two from the old well cover on the green





                    and...


                    SSSSSSSSSSS!




                    Finally: The tap on the cricket pavilion



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                    • #25
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                      A winter hedge:
                      Will these leaves never fall off?



                      (Actually they make a great rustling sound when a light wind blows).

                      Low angle helps make a mountain out of this molehill.
                      I was just wondering: What do moles do in the winter when the ground is frozen??? Answers on a postcard.




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                      • #26
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                        A Driptych for you:



                        :-)

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                        • #27
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                          Well, here's a thing.

                          I had problems getting in the office this morning. The security guards seemed to take against me and had to be shooed away before I could get to the door



                          Pete

                          PS. Some interesting shots to follow tonight.
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                          • #28
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                            Well, I spotted a team working in the church at lunchtime. It turns out they are putting in the structural steel for the new bell peal. The original three bells have been removed and are going to be augmented to make a peal of six bells.

                            So, I managed to blag a climb up a ladder into the very tiny bell loft to see the works and take some pictures. (A chance to test the prototype Snaarstrap in anger, see elsewhere...) Very kind of the guys to let me up there actually.

                            Anyway, here goes:

                            This is where you store your bell wheels while it is all going on.



                            This is the old wooden bell cage. Its is well past its best and apparently predates the 19th century tower that surrounds it..



                            They are keeping the old bell cage (perhaps its just too heavy to get out of there) and have installed new steel to take the weight of the new bells properly.



                            I was quite taken with these old carpenters marks on each of the joints. Its nice to see the marks of some long forgotten craftsman.. I wonder when they were made?



                            Interesting eh?

                            BTW - It was tight in there... this would have been a prime opportunity for the 7-14mm, rather than my hard pressed 11-22mm :-)

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                            • #29
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                              While up in the new bell loft I managed to get a couple of shots of the interior. This view will vanish when the wood and plaster wall is filled in again.



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                              • #30
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                                What wonderful adventures you're having - I'm quite envious

                                And what excellent pictures you're sharing

                                Thanks !

                                Regards
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