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Old Oct 29, 2005, 8:47 PM   #1
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Popped down the beach today, took some photos, so you can see what lovely hendon beach looks like (lol, they really need to do something to it, its terrible!)





Abandoned railway line... Can you tellI was bored, and desperate for stuff to photograph?



If you dont keep an eye on your car in hendon, this is what can happen to it.

Probably joyriders, or a woman driver (lol, only joking beforeI get flamed by half the worlds population)

morepics of the car.





The natural beauty of the seaside, is matched by the councils obvious care of the surroundings, just imaging how much it must cost to keep this lovely staircase in this great condition





Cant wait for some nice weather, want to do the C2C again, a cycle ride across britain, lots of real pics will be coming after that, as the scenery is lovely

Till then, who knows what photos I will post next
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 8:56 PM   #2
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I have been accused of the tendancy to photograph anything. Tis true if I think it can evoke a response. Good or bad. Ya never know till ya do it! I like those shots. Urban or rural decay and neglect have been good photo subjects for years. Those were good ones. It's not so much what you shoot as how you shoot it. Tell a story with the pics. You've done that here and it has interest! Thank you!!!


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Old Oct 29, 2005, 9:12 PM   #3
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Thanks

I too get told I photograph too much

I like to take the camera with me most places I go, but where I live, it feels "dangerous" most of the time getting a camera out, too many people looking, and I often get the feeling they are eye me up for a mugging.. So I prefer to photograph outside of the immediate area if possible.

Interesting thing happened when I first got the camera, we have a shopping center that has a great place for photography, a high walkway connecting a car park to a shop. It overlooks the shopping center, and offers some great photo ops.

Not only that, its deserted up there, so it feels safe to get a camera out.

After a couple of shots though, a security guard came from nowhere to inquire what I was doing, and informed me photography was not allowed inside the center.

(as they are frightened about terrorism, and I was told the CCTV cameras would catch me if I tried to take any photos....)

I was a bitted puzzled by this, so I emailed the company that owns the center, and gave them a peice of my mind. It turned out, that photography isnt banned, but guards do ask, to be on the safe side why you are photographing.

So I feel another trip coming on, and this time, I have it direct from the center manager that its ok to photo, so lets see them try to stop me



Goes to show, that you should always check up, if you are told you are not allowed ot photograph somewhere




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Old Oct 29, 2005, 10:15 PM   #4
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I agree with a good story told here. Great captures.
I went to Las Vegas a few months back for our vacation and was told before hand that you could not take photos in the casino. I asked one of the security guards in the casino (RIO Hotel) and was told I could take all the pictures I wanted as long as I did not take pics of anyone in particular except the actors in the floor shows. It doesn't heart to ask in any case. In contrast, a local Hospital here has some fanstastic scenery on it's grounds and some beautifull ponds. I asked there and was told my camera would be confiscated and I could be subject to arrest if I took photos there. Go Figure.
Thanks for sharing your photos.
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 11:16 PM   #5
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To update the story a little, here is what it looks like if you turn around, and walk away from the beach.



This is one of the gas storage tanks, my dad used to work at that gas works, but they closed it down, now, the gas tanks are the only thing relating to the gas board that is still in operation in that area.



Perfectly safe, but in need of a serious repaint!





A example of the dx6490 close up zoom, handheld, using evf thanks to advice from the forum, on a windy day. (close up of first gas tank shown)

Weird thing about these gas tanks is they rise up and down, when empty they are low, when full they are as shown. Sort of telescope storage tanks.







All taken sitting on a mountain bike.
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Some more nice photo's. Try using whatever is available to shoot to improve your composition. To get away from the point and shoot snap shot crowd you need to set up a photo like setting up a battle. Plan where your going to stand where the light is going to be and whether traffic or wind or movement by the subject might take place. Then bracket you shots take lots of pics at different shutter speeds and different exposures. Then you post process them and choose the ones you want to keep and the ones you will delete. It's more than click, click, click. It takes effort and study. I'm doing most of my studying here and on other forums. I learn from the progress and failures of others as well as myself! I hope you can do that also!

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All taken sitting on a mountain bike.
I'd want to be sitting on a motorbike for an even faster getaway.

I'm surprised that the car still had it's wheels, there was some meat on those tyres, someone could have made £10-15 in the paper with those.
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Nice pics. Kensplace, Thanks for sharing the story about your neighborhood.

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Nice shots and an interesting story... Thanks, Kensplace

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Old Oct 30, 2005, 6:48 PM   #10
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The exhaust system would bring some change too!

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