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Old Jun 30, 2007, 3:12 PM   #1
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In continuous and intermittently torrential rain, a young friend of mine walked the 'Sandstone Trail' today (he's finishing about now as it goes dark), a 55km route along the sandstone ridges of West Cheshire, with very muddy fields to cross in places. Through sponsorship of his walk he's fund-raising for roof repairs on our village Methodist Church.

I walked a little way with him, and my son's doing the last 9 miles or so. On my way to meet him I got these two naturally vertical format shots...
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Old Jun 30, 2007, 4:36 PM   #2
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Nicely done, Alan. I guess it goes without saying that rubber boots are a neccesity!

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Old Jul 1, 2007, 8:11 AM   #3
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Photography, well done. Young mans altruistic trek for the church roof..magnificent.
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Two nicely composed picture.
Just one comment, in #2 image the pole is slightly bend outwardly right at the middle ,may be a case of wide angle lens distortation.
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.......middle ,may be a case of wide angle lens distortation.
Yes, I think it is. I got my Kodak Z712is superzoom right at the start of this 'vertical' challenge, and I have noticed curvature several times, especially when cropping wide-open (36mm equivalent) imageswith natural 'frames' near the edges. Of course I go in as close as possible to exaggerate the convergence.

This is not an invitation to lay a ruler along all of my verticals, please.
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Just one comment, in #2 image the pole is slightly bend outwardly right at the middle ,may be a case of wide angle lens distortation.
This is the case in all ultrazoom camera lenses. I've seen worse.

This friend of yours, Alan T, must be a good man to labor so for his church.
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This is the case in all ultrazoom camera lenses.
Oh, bother. This means I'll still have to carry the little Casio EX-Z750 (3x zoom) as well in my breast pocket. OTOH, the 'vertical challenge' is nearly over!
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