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General Category => Photography => Topic started by: Conor McDonald on October 19, 2010, 10:00:31 pm



Title: How i spent my lunch time
Post by: Conor McDonald on October 19, 2010, 10:00:31 pm
Computer is about to blow up, iv spent over 2 hours trying to get these 3 images up. A good few more sore bear with me   ;D

(http://i54.tinypic.com/xlfg3p.jpg)

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2r23taq.jpg)

(http://i54.tinypic.com/11vnpmw.jpg)


Title: Re: How i spent my lunch time
Post by: markt on October 19, 2010, 10:33:39 pm
Your lunch time looks a lot better than mine!  Fine pictures buddy, hope the pc behaves! ;)


Title: Re: How i spent my lunch time
Post by: rjgjr on October 20, 2010, 06:12:36 am
Those are three fine photos Conor. That first one is one big chunk of rock, great composition and foreground. The second photo, I don't think that's a lighthouse, what is it?


Title: Re: How i spent my lunch time
Post by: DaveH64 on October 20, 2010, 07:47:25 am
Heavy looking seas in the kite surfing one, Do like the sea spray and compo of the middle pic Conor. Pleasant way to spend lunch break.


Title: Re: How i spent my lunch time
Post by: JohnC on October 20, 2010, 09:13:00 am
Agree lol..what a great venue for lunch- I wouldn't want to back to work. I love sea photos. I went to a headland in Cornwall last year-Bude,that was it and there was the same lighthouse type structurer there. It's stone built and has slot opening round it. Almost like an observation tower. I've just googled it and found it. It's  identical,it's a Cost Guard shelter.  Thee's a few photos of it here. http://www.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&biw=1336&bih=997&gbv=2&tbs=isch:1&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&oq=&gs_rfai=&q=compass%20point%20cornwall

This one gives an explanation too. http://www.cornwallinfocus.co.uk/walking/bude.php


Title: Re: How i spent my lunch time
Post by: martinastro on October 20, 2010, 04:15:47 pm
A great way to spend lunch Conor!, hope you had time to eat, I could imagine a sandwich in mouth while shooting through the camera at the same time lol. Seriously though, classy shots, like the b&w image of Mussenden Temple with the raging sea spray, looks very stormy there, I would imagine it must have been bitterly cold!

My favourite is the wind surfer! - a good shot for BBC Newsline  :)


Title: Re: How i spent my lunch time
Post by: Conor McDonald on October 20, 2010, 06:49:17 pm
Thanks very much for your comments guys, it was a great way to spend lunch shooting! Its a great spot down there and very peaceful, oh yea apart from the 30mph winds and sub zero wind chill! Worst thing was I nearly got bogged in the company van and me on lunch break though the good old mats helped me out  ;D

(http://i56.tinypic.com/f08dw5.jpg)


Title: Re: How i spent my lunch time
Post by: rjgjr on October 21, 2010, 02:57:55 am
John, thanks for the links to the Coast Guard Shelter, looks like some great views from up there.

Conor, that stone mountain would look nice wide angle with some big cloud structure towering over it! That second photo of the mountain looks like the trees were cut at one time and reforested, they're all planted in nice straight rows.