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Old Mar 8, 2011, 4:47 PM   #1
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Signs of spring are finally starting to arrive in my neck of the woods - so I went out snapping the snowdrops. Used the forced on flash in No.3 and quite like the strange blown out look it gives. But your comments and advice will be welcome.

The large building in the background is known as the Petit Séminaire which housed the monks, nuns and followers who lived at the Abbey Blanche during its hey day (around 300 in total).
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 4:58 PM   #2
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spring waahoo glad you got out with your cam love no 2 pic very effective looking up at the snowdrops did you have to focus blind or u got tilt display
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Beautiful shots Dyane. #3 looks quite ethereal and appropriate for the setting.
No excuses now for not getting out and snapping away!
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Thanks guys - no I have no excuses for not getting out now. And yes, I was shooting completely blind whilst lying flat on my stomach , still its part of the fun of a good day out snapping.
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Thanks guys - no I have no excuses for not getting out now. And yes, I was shooting completely blind whilst lying flat on my stomach , still its part of the fun of a good day out snapping.
Haha, I know exactly what you mean! They are so pretty from the underside, but so low to the ground!

Really nice photos, I see how they are very similar to the "snowflake" we have here in California.
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Dyane,

beautiful shots and really a sign of spring.
My favorite is #1.
Is the building in the background of #1 a castle?

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Nice work, Dyane-

The extra effort was well worth it!

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Old Mar 9, 2011, 6:32 PM   #8
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Hi Stefan - I published interior shots of this building when I first joined the forum. This is the exterior and the large building in the background is known as the Petit Séminaire which housed the monks, nuns and followers who lived at the Abbey Blanche during its hey day (around 300 in total).
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Dyane,

beautiful shots and really a sign of spring.
My favorite is #1.
Is the building in the background of #1 a castle?

Cheers,

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Here are some shots I took of it when I was experimenting with the abandonded slide. Hope this gives you a better idea of the place.
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Dyane, I noticed something rather obvious on the exterior shots, at least to me... The window frames seem to form crosses. Is it just me?
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