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    The photo thread

    Am so jealous you captured that owl!! I've been hanging around for bloody weeks on the hunting path of one around here, and have only managed the blurriest of blurry shots so far. Naturally, the one time it sat staring at me was when I just had my phone camera with me, and I wasn't quick enough to get a pic.
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    Aye, most of the popular photogenic stuff is pretty close to roads and car parks, now you mention it. There'll be folks with flip-flops and high heels up at Mam Tor, spoiling your view (Castleton is the nearest village, absolutely spilling over with tourists all year round). For a bit of a longer trek, you might want to consider Kinder Scout - think there's a nice 8-mile route for it.
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    Another one for your early-morning list could be Chrome Hill - quieter/smaller scale than Mam Tor, but I've seen some terrific pics taken from there, worth a YouTube scouting mission.
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    You're just getting old, man Nice pics, though!
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    lol, 'inner Wibble' - I see a lot of similarities in our landscape stuff (having been inspired by you in the first place). I'm taking an awful lot of pics of trees these days while I try to find different subjects on my regular trails. Mind, the trees are ancient, moss-covered things, so they do make for some interesting shots. Just a point about the X-H1 - the shutter button is unusual for a Fuji in being a hair-trigger, and it's an absolute joy to use. That plus the shutter sound (has to be heard to be appreciated) just makes you want to take more pictures.
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    I'm a big fan of Steve McCurry, and he's been heavily criticised for some of his work where elements were changed/removed. He was originally a photojournalist, so the definitions of his work (whether it's photojournalism or art) is a bit blurry. Mind, I still think his photos are absolutely incredible - I have a bunch of his books, and didn't appreciate how brilliant his work was until seeing them in print (particularly the famous Afghan Girl image, which just looks amazing on glossy paper).
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    Just to add to the atmosphere, that scene is actually in a graveyard Oh, and no photoshop, no arranging of chairs, just taken as I found it
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    Excellent, can't beat these kind of conditions for some interesting/adventurous walking. Had to negotiate some snowdrifts this morning, was good fun. Pick for me was your 3rd from last, the b&w one.
  9. Yeah, that's a terrific article, thanks for posting it. Can highly recommend Keegan's autobiography for more of that type of stuff - I was hoping for Ashley to have gone/takeover before starting it, but gave in last week and am really enjoying it, currently reading about KK's early days at Liverpool. Fascinating, lots of insight about the influences that shaped him into such an incredible and inspirational manager.
  10. Thanks for the heads-up on this, had a quick look at the sample on Amazon and it sounds great...added to my reading list for the year.
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    There have been some great sunrises around here lately...and I've been way too lazy to go out and capture them. Well, I managed one, but didn't like the images that much. Anyway, some selected randoms from over the past few weeks.
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    I like it. I thought it looked somewhat familiar...I took this last year Think yours has a lot more atmosphere than mine, that stormy sky sets off the lighthouse nicely.
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    Well spotted! A light white vignette
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    Had been wanting to wander along Tideswell Dale for a while now - you can see the rocks and trees alongside the main road into Tideswell and there's a few handy parking spots. Bonus was, it had snowed again, the sky was blue, and (miraculously) the sun was out.
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    This one is absolutely tremendous, really like the angles. Hope you don't mind, did a tiny bit of rotation and cropped it a little:
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