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Forum: Open Forum Yesterday, 18:51
Replies: 7
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Posted By Laichlea9
Re: "IF" the well known poem under fire

Absolutely spot on Roy.

I have always found the poem to be very inspirational, especially the last bit -

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose...
Forum: Open Forum 16-07-18, 19:59
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Laichlea9
Kit in Vietnam

Although this is NOT MY IMAGE, I'm very proud of it.

My eldest grandson Kit is currently travelling through Vietnam by motorcycle with his pal Joe, after spending more than a year in New Zealand....
Forum: Open Forum 14-07-18, 18:07
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Laichlea9
Bands of Gold

Although we're already over 3 weeks after the longest day, sunset up here is still after 10pm.
I went over to our West Beach yesterday evening as the sky looked interesting. It was still very warm...
Forum: Open Forum 14-07-18, 18:01
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: Moray Firth Colours

Thanks, travelling light so no tripod.
Shot on my little Fuji X-T1 at f/8, 200iso, 1/350th sec.
Forum: Open Forum 08-07-18, 14:54
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Laichlea9
Moray Firth Colours

We're enjoying a great spell of weather up here and I'm making sure we take full advantage of the long, long summer days.
Yesterday we took a walk along the coastal path to Hopeman, around 6 miles...
Forum: Open Forum 05-07-18, 18:03
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: 60 top-class Photoshop tutorials to try

Exactly right !
Thanks for the link LL
Forum: Open Forum 04-07-18, 20:21
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Laichlea9
Forum: Open Forum 18-06-18, 15:58
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: Chinese house demolition halted because of swallow residents

Many years ago, when I was an area traffic supervisor for British Rail, we had some local storage sidings where wagons were stored awaiting repairs at the main wagon repair works. Each week I would...
Forum: Open Forum 18-06-18, 15:18
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Laichlea9
The Water of Nevis

Ok, another one from our recent trip over to the West Coast.

Here's an intrepid walker striding across The Water of Nevis in Glen Nevis.
(I always knew she could walk on water ! ) :D
...
Forum: Open Forum 14-06-18, 18:57
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: Steall Falls

Thanks again. I don't know about the caterpillars, but you can't see the midgies, but the little sods were there !
Forum: Open Forum 14-06-18, 18:55
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: The Jacobite

Thanks. Not stopped, but it was only running at around 10mph as it approached the level crossing at Morar Station.
Forum: Open Forum 14-06-18, 18:29
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Laichlea9
Steall Falls

We stopped off to look at Steall Falls, Scotland's second highest with a single drop of 120m, after a long walk back down Glen Nevis.
I thought the inclusion of my very patient model (she has been...
Forum: Open Forum 14-06-18, 17:25
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: The Jacobite

Thanks John, hope you're well ?
Forum: Open Forum 14-06-18, 17:24
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: The Jacobite

Thanks, and yes it was on time !
Forum: Open Forum 14-06-18, 16:10
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Laichlea9
The Jacobite

Another one from our trip to the West Coast last week.

LMS loco 45157 'The Glasgow Highlander' hauling The Jacobite from Fort William to Mallaig on The West Highland Line approaching Morar.
...
Forum: Open Forum 12-06-18, 15:51
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Laichlea9
Clouds on Ben Nevis

We're just back from a week walking in The West Highlands and had some fabulous weather.
The most cloud we saw was on the way home. We stopped at Corpach, just outside Fort William, for a walk along...
Forum: Open Forum 26-05-18, 09:30
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: rug anti slip material?

That would be cruel Bill, but a cat stapled to each corner might work :D
Forum: Open Forum 26-05-18, 09:28
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: New government scam

Not everyone's story is like Castman's though.


Married in 1967, we bought our first little house 6 months earlier for £2,150, with a mortgage of £14.2s.7d per month ! Earnings of course were...
Forum: Open Forum 25-05-18, 15:30
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: rug anti slip material?

This works well for us -

https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-non-slip-rug-holds/p112586?refreshcachedbasket=true

It is slightly sticky to feel, but holds our large rug in place perfectly on...
Forum: Open Forum 13-05-18, 09:39
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: Red squirrels linked to medieval leprosy

Bloody 'ell !
I was just out last week shooting red squirrels in our local woods.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/975/40930158885_35ae7ba452_c.jpg

Maybe I ought to throw my hand in :D
Forum: Open Forum 12-05-18, 18:33
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: Happy Birthday tornado!

Happy birthday spit.

'Lang may yer lum reek'.
Forum: Windows 10 help 05-05-18, 17:27
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: Dare I try Windows 10? I dared.

I'm a firm fan of W10, have no complaints at all.
If you want 'chess' and all the other W7 games, they're all here-

https://winaero.com/blog/windows-7-games-windows-10-fall-creators-update/
Forum: Open Forum 24-04-18, 09:36
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: Stephen Lawrence Day?

. . . . and after a while, when 365 victims have had a day named after them, it all becomes a little pointless.
Those who should be remembered will be remembered by those who care.
Forum: Open Forum 23-04-18, 17:09
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: Rome by Night

You were a bit posh then Bob . . . . 5MP !
My first digital camera, way back in 2003, was a Canon G5, only 4MP, and advertised as 'The Ultimate Photographic Tool'.

Yes, they've come a long way...
Forum: Open Forum 23-04-18, 15:51
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Laichlea9
Re: Rome by Night

Thanks Bob.
No HDR, they are all straight shots, although the shot of St Peter's does look a bit HDRish as I pulled the shadows up quite a bit in Photoshop to show all the detail.

All taken on my...
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