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As I've mentioned before: I spent more than 4 hours in this cathedral; can you imagine, how many pictures you can take in that amount of time???

But don't worry, I won't show them all...:-))


Gloucester Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Undivided Trinity, in Gloucester, England, stands in the north of the city near the river. It originated with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter in 678 or 679 (dissolved by King Henry VIII of England).

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Although mentioned in the Doomsday survey of 1086, the nucleus of the present church is the chancel and nave which are of the first half of the 13th century, to which a north aisle was added in 1275. The church was much altered around 1500 when a new south chapel was built, the clearstory was added and the north aisle remodelled with larger windows. Slightly later the tower was built, together with the western angles of the nave, the western bay of the north aisle being pulled down. The south porch is later still and in the 17th century the chancel was shortened and a yellow brick east wall was built.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that one of my hard drive crashed. Well...this is one of the images I was able to recover. Sure...I am $2,500 poorer today...and I would have to put off upgrading my tripod and acquiring a new lens. But I am glad I am able to recover most of my images.


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Mentioned that I had a night shot of the bridge here

by using the car headlights to light up the bridge. I had three attempts as the light on the bridge was too much as the with the long expsoure it was tricky to get right.


This is not my idea to use the car lights though. Thanks to David for providing the inspiration

I've mentioned before that I can think of no better time of year than late fall when the woods' previously impenetrable avenues open to exploration. No insects and brisk temperatures add to the overall enjoyment of the hike. By this time of year, there is usually already a layer of snow covering the ground...although perhaps the new normal is otherwise, last year providing the least snowfall in recorded history. Typically, the lakes have also begun to freeze but so far only some of the low-lying marshes have been able to hold the cold and show a thin layer of ice...and that, to date, short-lived.

As I mentioned in my previous post, sparrows can be quite beautiful songbirds. This Chipping Sparrow was very cooperative in late Spring, landing on a perch that was about at the minimum focusing distance of my lens. I nailed the focus right on the eye, with the face in sharp focus but the rest of the bird slightly blurry. In retrospect, I should have closed down the aperture to around f/8 to get more of the bird in focus. Nonetheless, a beautiful sparrow and an image I thought worthy of sharing. View large for best Chipping experience!


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I had mentioned in one of my early Iceland posts that Comet ISON was the impetus behind this trip. Well, as everyone knows, Comet ISON didn't hang around long enough to make for good picture taking. That said, we still enjoyed plenty of sites on this trip, and this meteor streaking over Kirkjufell makes up for the lack of a comet.


This particular evening was a good example of the fickle weather conditions in Iceland. We left the cabin and made the walk over to this spot under clear conditions. As soon as we got in position everything completely clouded over, and it began to snow and sleet. After waiting a while, we packed it up and trudged back towards the cabin. On the way back, there was a clearing again, so we made haste back into position, and luckily this time we got the shot. The fun thing with this shot is that Tim and I both had the same exposure going, so we both caught the meteor. During the evening there was a snowfall which deposited the cool bands along the top of the mountain, and the hints of green are low level aurora activity.


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La première mention d'une chapelle à La Guerche qui fut dédiée à Notre-Dame est assurée en 1152. Pour autant, il semblerait qu'un édifice cultuel ait existé dès le xe siècle. Les premiers seigneurs de La Guerche firent don de cette chapelle castrale à l'abbaye Saint-Melaine de Rennes avant que Guillaumme II n'y fonde le 25 mars 1206, en la fête de l'Annonciation, une collégiale. Nonobstant cette existence précoce d'un lieu de culte, La Guerche ne fut érigée en paroisse qu'au cours de la Révolution, son territoire relevant antérieurement de celle de Rannée

Si un décret civil du 1er avril 1791 crée la paroisse de La Guerche par démembrement du territoire de celle de Rannée, il faut attendre la période concordataire pour que Mgr Maillé procède à son érection canonique, en 1803. Siège de doyenné, l'église de La Guerche est par la suite érigée en basilique mineure le 12 mars 1951 par un bref du pape Pie XII. Entre temps, elle fait l’objet d’une procédure de classement au titre des monuments historiques par arrêté en date du 15 novembre 1913


First mentioned in 1492, located in the district Selmnau of the municipality of Wasserburg (Germany), the Antonius chapel was originally a hermitage. In its present form, the chapel was built in Baroque style in 1696. Facilities include a Gothic Madonna and several baroque sculptures. The chapel stands on a moraine, which offers a panoramic view over Lake Constance.


Die 1492 erstmals genannte, im Ortsteil Selmnau von Wasserburg (Deutschland) gelegene Antoniuskapelle war ursprünglich eine Einsiedelei. In ihrer heutigen Form entstand die Kapelle in barockem Stil im Jahr 1696. Zur Ausstattung gehören eine gotische Madonnenfigur und mehrere barocke Skulpturen. Die Kapelle steht auf einem Moränenhügel, der einen weiten Ausblick über den Bodensee bietet.


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Circular staircase in the VitraHaus (Weil am Rhein, Germany)


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As mentioned previously,the downpour of rain and the prospect of more to follow had made my mind up to head rub salt in the wounds this magnificent rainbow had appeared and i had little chance to get a shot of it before leaving.Having packed up i set off to the car only to find the rain would suddenly stop.

yes.........quickly out with gear,set up the tripod,get the camera mounted and snap away.

by the time it had stopped raining i was on the track that leads to the 'Bathing house'.this acted as a nice lead in and i included the house roof and chimneys,roughly on the third,for a bit more interest and depth.

hope you enjoy the result. :)


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As mentioned before, there are four Amauris species in this area, and the hindwing underside of Amauris niavius is almost wholly white. The white area of the hindwing underside of two other Amauris species is relatively narrow. However, the white markings of Amauris damocles are quite extensive but not as enhanced as those of Amauris niavius.

It's after 5 P.M. and I was still in the mountain trail, so I walked downhill faster and faster.

To my relief, I soon got to the trail entrance, which was between the fields and grasslands.

Then I found this Amauris species on the plant in the fields. It perched so high, so I needed extra efforts to get close to it, but this photo is the best I can get.

Another Amauris species related to mimicry.

Photo taken in Atewa range, Ghana.


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- I recently entered a print of this image and "Honorable Mention 2" just next to this one in a local photo club exhibit & competition. I was tickled and surprised when I found out late last week that they had both gotten an honorable mention. It was a small exhibit, but my first so I thought getting an HM was pretty cool.


I have to say too that this is one of the first decent sized prints (11"X17") I'd ever had made of one of my pics and my WHAT A DIFFERENCE it makes when you can hold the image in your hands!


Yes... I posted this image some time ago in a slightly different crop... I thought the occasion of my first competition warrented a little celebration via a re-post.

Very happy today to have received the printed catalog of the VI International Photography Contest Asisa, where one of my seascapes have received a mention from around 2000 photographs presented.


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The church mentioned in previous posts is dedicated to Basil The Great, nothing to do with rubbish hotel owners but in fact the patron Saint of hospital administrators. Follow the previous link if you don't believe me.


Anyway, although much had to be rebuilt, the original church and the font inside date from the 11th Century.


The 17th Century farm buildings in the previous photo are out of shot to the left.

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This photo has recieved numerous comments and I am not re-posting it again to recieve more comments. The reason I have "re-submitted" so that my flickr friends can hear what this picture achieved. I submitted this photo to "Canadian Geographic's annual wildlife photo contest" In the bird category, this photo has achieved the "honerable mention" award. Essentially this means it is 3rd. I am quite happy that they recognized this photo especially that over 2300 ! photos were submitted. So to be listed in the 3rd level of photos, I am very pleased. This photo with the other winners will be a part of a travelling exhibit that will visit many prominant museums across Canada. Who would have thunk it ;) ?



The Family is out of town. I mentioned this to a guy at work and he said, so what are you doin' with your time? I said photos of course. He laughed a little and said, "hobbies, cool".


It struck me as odd. I don't see photography as a hobby. Its so much more than that to me. I don't want to be chessy and say its how I define my reality, but I will say that it lets others see the world as I do. I sure like that.


Anyway, this is Spirit Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. I still have yet to see all the falls in the Gorge, but they are all on my bucket list. I did lots of research on how to get there. Many have described the trip correctly, and many have not. Its not true that there is no trail. The trail is there, and not all that hard to find. A lot of it is slide areas where you simply slide down the hill. But it is true that climbing out is not at all fun. I had a friend who had a silly theory, he said you are born with a specific number of heartbeats. If you work out, you burn them all off and die sooner. That's why skinny old ladys who stay home all day, smoke, and eat piazza live to 130. Silly I know, but if true, I lost about 2 years of my life climbing out because my heart was going like crazy.


When you park the car the trail is a bit hard to find. You have to walk to the side of essentially a cliff and look down. The trail is down the cliff. Once to get past that its not that hard to go down. Coming up is the harder task.


Once down there it took me a good 1/2 hour to figure out how everyone got the pictures they did. Many have shot from up high, near a large, and fantastic, tree. Its the obvious location of choice. I expected to shot from there too. However, the trees have grown over and now blocked the view. I was not going to be jerk who busted the branches to get an image. I just had to find another way.


Others seemed to shoot from another spot, down lower, but there was no way to get down there. See, when you arive, you are up high on a smaller sort of cliff, about 20 feet up, looking down at the falls. The main falls was only one set of falls that were actually down there, but there were creeks falling in the vicinity too. After I looked long and hard, I saw that you had to walk down the creek, along the edge of the 20 foot cliff. After that, you need to actually scramble down the creek waterfall itself, rock by rock and under trees. You could see that others have done this, the good hand holds had a patina to them. So down I went. You do get a little wet, but its the only way down. Once down there, the shots were limitless. This one is a panorama, stacked three across and three down. Even the fish eye could not get the whole scene, so I used a panorama to get it all in. I tried several times to use Photoshop's panorama feature, but it was confused, and could not pull it off, so I had to do it manually. I have to say, it was time consuming, but methodical and I actually enjoyed it. It took about 2 hours on the stitching alone. Slow and steady I guess.


Oh one more thing, the water. Like the others have said, I did not over saturate the water, or change the color. That's the actual color of the water. I have NO idea why the water has that deep turquoise color. But its magical to see.


This location has become my second favorite so far here in Oregon (technically its in the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge). I want to go down there again and shoot a full 360 panorama to try to capture the whole scene. The creek falls are picture worthy in their own right.

As mentioned, the red and yellow rorbuer are charming and unavoidable in Lofoten. These ones in the small harbor of Hamnøya on Moskenesøya island. As a matter of fact... we stayed in these rorbuer during our Lofoten visit; me in the 3th / middle rorbuer.


Fun fact...the reason that most of them are painted red seems to be that red paint used to be the cheapest paint. Richer people could afford the yellow paint. So it became, sort of, a status symbol to paint in yellow. But not anymore these days!

As mentioned before, I enjoy setting personal challenges with my pics, one of them lately was to get something decent with all the dragonflies about now..


Yes, down at the billabong again… well, there's so many different ones there, it's been fun, except for losing my blinkin' specs, that is..


This little beauty was snapped today while still searching, *sigh*..


Anyway, they're so busy helicoptering around, impossible to 'capture' on the fly and they don't settle long enough to take a few seconds to focus.


So quickly worked out that they alight back to a favourite spot and all I had to do was keep the camera clear and fixed upon that leaf or twig … and wait …


A bit hard without a tripod, as you know I'm not real steady, but haven't got the patience to fiddle 'round with it … which compounded with not seeing which twig it was, without my specs..


After this photoshoot, finally admitted defeat on finding them and went to the cheap charlie store for a $5 pair this arvie… not as good..

Sooc .. on zoom the wind …handheld..

I mentioned this in the last picture… so here is the Snow-owl eating...

I had to do quite a lof of processing here (mainly exposure) because the picture was quite dark...

Note: a white subject, snow and daylight: over-expose at least 2 stops :)


Oh, and better not try to get some yourself... the owl probably wont share ;-)


I wont say you should press "L" here... not every ones taste..


Have a great sunday, friends!


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Like I mentioned in my last post, it was one helluva year for me.. for one, it seemed to fly by in a blink of an eye, which is good in a way.


Dug this out from the archives, since I wasn't able to get out to shoot yesterday. I had an idea to do a last shot for 2012, but alas.. it wasn't meant to be.


Anyhow, hope you all have a blissful day and welcome the new year with your loved ones near to you.

Jordy mentioned the great French photographer Robert Doisneau last Sliders Sunday which made me think of his surreal take on the Eiffel Tower. Here's my photoshop version of his brilliant film manipulation.

For Aurelia, who has shown her intense love of this amazing monument by lavishing her creative spirit on so many wonderful images of la Dame de Fer.



As mentioned in the last post, this place was crawling with people, making it hard to shoot. This image is the upper portion of the Vista House so there are no people in it. The sunset color was amazing that night. Everyone was facing the setting sun, clamoring for pictures. I was scrambling too to find a vantage point, and while scrambling I noticed the way the light was hitting the house itself. The House was framed by a sky of blue behind the stone on the house that looked like it was almost on fire.


I did not quite get the image I was looking for, but some of my favorite images are the ones I was not at all planning to take. Time will tell how I feel about this image.

Mentioned on The Guardian's Been There website 28.03.2013. Gratefully acknowledged.

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As mentioned in my previous post, I'm rereading a book on writing and life by Anne Lamott.

In it she frequently mentions the challenge of growing up being an oddball, but because of her laughter, she fit in.


So today, the following quotation seems appropriate to accompany the cement picnic table and benches!


“The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles,

and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.”

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First mentioned in the 7th century, Diessenhofen is located on the Rhine River. The earliest traces of a settlement found in and around this small Swiss town date back to the Stone and Bronze Age.


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Last weekend as I’ve already mentioned, we went to the east cost. Now before we set off I did a bit of research to the kind of photo I wanted to get whilst there. This lead me to a moderately famous shot of black nab and the shipwreck there (id first seen a Joe Cornish National Trust card of it). Now I’d seen this many times before and to be honest wasn’t keen on the human elements in the shot, but I fancied a trip down to a new beach. I researched the tide times and saved the sunset times on to my laptop and by my reckoning the tide was on its way out at sunset time on the Saturday. The plan was set, Cathy would drop me off and I’d walk back to Whitby a couple of miles away just after sunset!


Well when we got there, a good hour before the time I’d researched, and walked over to the cliff head my heart sank. The bloody tide was almost full in. we just spoken to a couple of farmers to establish where the Wreck was and they had told us that the “you wont be going down there today”, I thought my research would be ok and still provide me with some hope, but I now wasn’t too sure.


Anyway I reassured Cathy that I wouldn’t be clambering over rocks to gain access to the wreck (now just popping up above the swell) and this time I meant it, the cliff was VERY high and I didn’t want to get stuck down there in these conditions with no mobile signal. So she left me and went to Whitby with the kids.


Now I wandered around on the cliff top looking for photo opportunities till the tide went down a bit but the sun was setting and I needed to get down. I wasn’t in a rush because the de-saturated beach was in complete shadow, but I thought the setting sun may illuminate the clouds and I might benefit from the reflections in the swell.


Anyway when I got down there I took this shot. I was pleasantly surprised by the reddish brown sand and the beautiful sloping beach. I know the Black Nab isn’t very big here, but its what I had to work with. Funny I still have shot of Cornwall that I know are more impressive, but I just love this shot. I can’t put my finger on it, may be it’s the experience behind it?


I do find it interesting that as more people get involved in landscape photography, then there will be fewer locations that haven’t been shot to death. I almost didn’t want to get the ‘famous shot’ of the shipwreck and in hindsight I'm truly glad that the conditions forced me to think again about what I shot. On a side note that relates to the ‘bagging’ of shot, I was in Robin Hoods Bay the next day and you couldn’t go any ware without tripping over a tripod. I counted 8 snappers. Now I’ve been there many many times over the years and never seen another serous photographer, weird. I even bumped into a fellow flickrer from Leeds (zeneth) he recognised me, must have been the screaming kids that drew his attention…. (o:


As I mentioned in the last post/previous image (checking to see if ya'll are paying attention) this guy after his successful very first flight around home base (his tree of origin) he clumsily landed doing a header deep into the Juniper tree. Well this is the frame that substantiates the previous story. A nano second after this frame his head was buried deep into the tree. Landings for new birds most times are nothing short of hilarious.


Now pay attention as there will be a test... lol


A reward is awaiting him for his very first flight. Stay tuned to see his reward, its worth it! ~How's that for a teaser...~


This is of course in reverse order, but the end results are the same...

He is not smiling in this frame... LOL

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i mentioned the other day that there wasn’t much rutting going on at the weekend but plenty of posturing and showing off


how proud does this chap look – head held high!






First mentioned in the 7th century, Diessenhofen is located on the Rhine River. The earliest traces of a settlement found in and around this small Swiss town date back to the Stone and Bronze Age.


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As I mentioned yesterday... when I was coming down from a scramble up a peak the light started to get a nice glow to it as a chinook arch was forming in the north. I started heading to a spot I knew I wanted to get shots from... the spot I posted yesterday... but on the way I spotted what I thought would make a nice reflection shot.


The unique aspect of this spot is that Cameron Creek... which was also the subject of yesterday's shots... and many that I have posted on Flickr.... virtually disappears at this time of year. For almost about three quarters of a mile or so the flow just seems to be soaked up by the river bed and goes dry for about three quarters of a mile before emerging out of the "sponge" to become a river again. At most other times of the year it is not noticeable as the flows are high enough that the river bed contains a river instead of dry rock.


This is a small portion of the river that does not get absorbed in that three quarter mile stretch. It has never been explained to me why the creek disappears at this juncture... but my guess it has to do with "Oil City".


Oil City was to be the city that was built around the first oil well in Western Canada which was on Cameron Creek about a mile from this spot. The well ran dry fairly quickly at the beginning of the century and the dreams of "Oil City" went dry with it. Now all that remains are small parts of the foundation of the original hotel that was built and a historical part of the well itself.


To get this shot... I again resorted to a long exposure as the wind was fairly strong and the water needed to be "smoothed" with a long exposure to reveal the detail and the reflection... despite not having great detail in the reflection.


f16, 10 sec, at ISO 100. Nikon Circular Polarizer II and a Hoya 8X ND filter was used.

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Here's the second of a few from yesterday's rather productive morning on the Northern Oregon Coast. I specifically chose Astoria as my destination for the morning after reading the forecast calling for overcast and patchy fog along the coast. After Aaron's workshop at the coast, it became apparent to me that these conditions are actually good days for photographing our coastal areas. The alternative destinaton for my morning would have been Mount Hood, but overcast and mountains don't work so well.


A 64x ND filter plus a polarizer were used to drive up the exposure time to >10 sec for the the misty look to the water amongst the pilings, complementing the fog in the distance. No editing was done to this other than resizing and adding the watermark. Below you will find a link to the black and white version of this same shot. I think it is a very strong shot for black & white and was tempted to post it as b&w instead. But I'll leave both here for you to look at. My intention for the morning was actually to shoot some black and white.


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As mentioned before, aren't the eyes the windows to the soul?


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What you see, there placed on the eyes, is not a tattoo, rather an alpha!

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In 974, eskinivvach had its first documentary mention. This name stems from an old Germanic language and means “Settlement near the ash trees at the water”. This origin is noteworthy for showing that the town arose before Franks overran the area, which was some time between 500 and 700. As far back as Merovingian times, a Frankish royal court arose here, which kept watch as a border defence over the ford (crossing) on the Werra leading into Thuringia, and which still stood in the 10th and 11th centuries. At this time, Saint Denis was still the foremost saint, having been the Merovingians’ main saint, to whom the church in the Old Town is consecrated.

The first documentary mention is found in a document from Emperor Otto II, in which he bequeathed the royal court and the settlement to his wife Theophanu. Their daughter Sophia founded on the Cyriakusberg about 1000 a canonical foundation for women (in which women did not take vows, but nonetheless lived in a conventlike environment) consecrated to Saint Cyriacus, which existed until the introduction of the Reformation into Hesse in 1527. All that is left of it now, though, is the Karlsturm (tower). Market rights were granted about 1188, and town rights followed by 1249. It was in this time that the groundwork was laid for the cloth- and leathermaking that flourished on into modern times.


Beginning in 1264, as a result of the Thuringian-Hessian War of Succession, Eschwege belonged, under Henry I, Landgrave of Hesse, to Hesse. On 12 May 1292, he offered King Adolf of Germany the town of Eschwege as an Imperial fief and was given it straight back along with the Imperial castle Boyneburg as an hereditary Imperial fief, thereby raising Henry to Imperial Prince, greatly strengthening his power in Hesse.


In 1385, Landgrave Balthasar of Thuringia moved to town and in 1386 he built a castle. In 1433, the town passed back to the Landgraviate of Hesse. Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse, William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel expanded the castle into a palatial residence. From 1627 to 1632, this was Maurice’s “old man’s seat” after he had abdicated, and from 1632 to 1655, Landgrave Frederick of Hesse-Eschwege, a sideline in the so-called Rotenburger Quart of the house of Hesse-Kassel, was resident here, although he did not actually live in the town until some time after 1646. In the Thirty Years' War, Eschwege was sacked and widely laid waste by fire in 1637 by Imperial Croats under General Johann von Götzen. After Frederick’s death in 1655, his (part-)landgraviate passed to his brother Ernst of Hesse-Rheinfels. After 1731, his grandson, Christian of Hesse-Wanfried transferred the residence of the Landgraviate of Hesse-Wanfried to Eschwege. After the Hesse-Wanfried male line died out in 1755, the landgraviate passed to the Hesse-Rotenburg line. Once their male line also died out in 1834, the whole Quart passed back to the main house of Hesse-Kassel.


The town acquired in 1875 a railway link when the line from Bebra to Eschwege was built. Niederhone station (as of 1938, Eschwege-West) was the junction of two lines, the Cannons railway and the Bebra–Göttingen line.


After the Second World War ended in 1945, Eschwege belonged to the United States Zone of Occupation. The US military administration set up a displaced persons camp to lodge Jewish citizens. This camp, in which up to 3,300 people lived at times, was dissolved in 1949.

As mentioned in a prior Schwabacher Photo posting this is the view right as you step from the parking lot. This photo is very similar to a previous posting, but shot at a wider angle.


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First mentioned in 1264 as Dorfelingen, Dörflingen is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Schaffhausen.


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I mentioned before that Angel and Damon had a wig swapped. I think I like how they look like with each other's wigs. I have to say that when I swapped their wigs, I began to appreciate him and decided to keep him instead of having him adopted. ^_^ I hope you like how he looks now. :)


This is my favorite shot of the day. :)


Explored. Mar 13, 2011. #341.

b better 2 perform actions of worship in such as the 10 days of Dhul al-Hijjah.

الله أكبر الله أكبر لاا إله إلا الله .. الله أكبر الله أكبر و لله الحمد


hope u'll get something that u need here =)

The windmill on Bidston Hill is mentioned in an early manuscript dated 1609 and may have been there as early as 1596. It is next mentioned in the Kingston map of 1665 . The mill of 1665 was a “peg mill”, which was destroyed in 1791 during a gale which caused the sails to break loose and revolve at such a speed that the friction caused the machinery to ignite!


It was succeeded by this brick-built tower mill and was used to grind corn to flour for 75 years. The mill was built in the year 1800 and although access to its facilities caused no end of problems for cart drivers, it was ideally placed to catch the wind. The windmill could produce 122 lb (50.84 kg ) of flour every 3 to 5 minutes (depending on the wind speed).


In this style of mill the top or ‘cap’ can be rotated through 360° so the sails could be moved to follow the direction of the wind. On the back of the mill you can see the large wooden chain-wheel, which was used to slowly turn the roof around using a rack and gear system. The last miller to work the mill was Mr Youds. Although safety concerns were not as important in the 1800s as they are today, the windmill did have one important safety feature: an extra door! This prevented millers walking out of the mill into the rapidly turning sails (60 miles an hour on a good day).


Unfortunately it didn’t always work and one of Mr Youds’ predecessors forgot which door he needed to use and was hit by one of the four heavy sails and was killed.


During the 1890s, Bidston Hill was purchased by the Bidston Hill Committee from Lord Vyner for public use and in 1894 the windmill was restored by a Mr R. S. Hudson. The Metropolitan Borough of Wirral carried out more remedial work over the years until 2004, when the windmill was closed to public. The roof was repaired in February 2006. The windmill is now an educational resource.


From 2014, the Friends of Bidston Hill open the Windmill to the public on the first Saturday of every month between April and September. Opening hours are 10 am to 12 noon (last entry at 11:45). Height restrictions apply. During the winter months, when hibernating bats are in residence, the windmill is closed.

Just found out the this won an HM spot on the Ansel Adams Gallery photo contest. I'm so excited and honored to have been noticed. There were so many great photos at the contest.

Yep, I' d posted this before but I thought the light blue was excessive so I toned it down for my Flickr post. Who-da-thunk it. Thanks to my Flickr friends too as I've learned so much from you.


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