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Old Jul 21, 2013, 4:09 PM   #1
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Evening!

Yes, I am still alive, and yes I have finally taken my camera out of storage and used it with the intention of taking/posting something other than fly macros.

Today we went on a canal trip around Avon:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avon_%28county%29

I took a lot of photos, but sadly the heat and humidity was bad so the lens kept getting foggy, so here's a small selection, you might have noticed I became distracted by the wildlife after not a lot of time.











Some ruined artwork from some of the canal boats:





Hope you enjoy, will go through some of my older photos later.
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Old Jul 21, 2013, 7:14 PM   #2
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Great to see you posting again, and to see some of your fine work!

Wonderful mood & framing in #1, lovely water drops all over the duck, of course a cute little damselfly so nice and sharp, and very interesting "ruined art" as well.
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Beautiful scenery, great shots, keep on shooting.

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Thanks both!

I'm actually really pleased with the first one, I normally don't bother with landscape-y shots as I never like how mine come out.
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I agree I also really like the 1st shot. I have also been trying to shoot more scenery but keep getting distracted by the grand kids.

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Thanks Hans!
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What an interesting place. I love the variety of boats. And I love the contrast between #1 and #2, the first with the old mansion, and the second with a humble tent.
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Sure looks like it was a fun day on the river. I take lots of landscape/scenery, that's what "talks" to me. I sometimes struggle with other subjects. I really like how your first two capture life on the river so well. Not only do I feel like I've seen the place, your shots give me a good idea of what life there would be like.
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Great shots, really like nr3 and 5
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Sorry for the late reply.

Thanks all!

Other than some of the people we went with being miserable old so-and-so's, was a really relaxing day, and operating the locks was both fun and terrifying depending on if you were doing the locks or sat in the canal boat, surrounded by 18ft slimy walls and waiting for the water to pour in.
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