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Posted by Eric: Wed Sep 29th, 2021 14:09 1st Post
The arrival of some pleasant weather and with a full belly of petrol we headed out for a walk in our favourite woodland area near Sandringham.

Thought I would share some of the photos…..


















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Witch’s Broom….






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Posted by Robert: Wed Sep 29th, 2021 14:42 2nd Post
Very nice Eric, not sure about the 'pleasant weather' We just had a really heavy hailstorm, coming down like bullets, well sideways like bullets! Ten minutes later it's lovely sunshine.  It's been like that all morning.

That said, your pictures do make me want to go to the nearby woods and try to capture the season.  Thank you!

As for petrol, (diesel) only one filling station in the area had fuel last night, all the supermarkets were dry.  A couple of days ago someone posted on one of the 'social' media websites that our local village filling station had fuel...  The morons soon changed that, so I had to resort to using some old and dirty diesel I had in a can, so I could go looking for some in order to take my neighbour shopping tomorrow. o.O



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Posted by Eric: Wed Sep 29th, 2021 20:41 3rd Post
Robert wrote:
Very nice Eric, not sure about the 'pleasant weather' We just had a really heavy hailstorm, coming down like bullets, well sideways like bullets! Ten minutes later it's lovely sunshine.  It's been like that all morning.

That said, your pictures do make me want to go to the nearby woods and try to capture the season.  Thank you!

As for petrol, (diesel) only one filling station in the area had fuel last night, all the supermarkets were dry.  A couple of days ago someone posted on one of the 'social' media websites that our local village filling station had fuel...  The morons soon changed that, so I had to resort to using some old and dirty diesel I had in a can, so I could go looking for some in order to take my neighbour shopping tomorrow. o.O
Went past the local garage at 11am and there were 20 cars on forecourt and queued on the approaching road. When we returned at 2pm there was one car in each bay. I pulled in and realised they only had E5 petrol. I had E10 in the car so filling up with E5 means I am now somewhere between E7 and E8. 😂 

Jan wanted to video a load of bugs walking along a fence ….and did a good job I must say. The iPhone really excels at this.
I tried to photograph them with my 90mm macro but they are just too small! Really needed extension tubes. 

As we were returning to the car we came across a couple of Carder bees ….mating in the middle of the path. To avoid them being squished during their moment of bliss we scooped them up on a branch.  The male was not at all put off and continued his ‘activity’ throughout the transfer to a safer spot. I was fully impressed with his stamina. 😂 But have just read he dies after this (the female hibernates and becomes a queen) so I guess if you have to go, that’s probably the best way to go. 




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Posted by Iain: Wed Sep 29th, 2021 20:56 4th Post
A nice set of photos Eric.



Posted by Eric: Thu Sep 30th, 2021 22:39 5th Post
Iain wrote:
A nice set of photos Eric. Thx. I haven’t picked up a camera in a long period! Not even been out and about much due to vehicle issues, incapacity ( me and then Jan in turn🤬) and then domestic overdue duties. 

It takes a bit of time getting warmed up again …even forgetting where some of the settings were on the Sony. 🤭

Hoping for more outing opportunities this month weather permitting🙏



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Posted by jk: Fri Oct 1st, 2021 12:42 6th Post
Eric wrote:
Thx. I haven’t picked up a camera in a long period! Not even been out and about much due to vehicle issues, incapacity ( me and then Jan in turn🤬) and then domestic overdue duties. 

It takes a bit of time getting warmed up again …even forgetting where some of the settings were on the Sony. 🤭

Hoping for more outing opportunities this month weather permitting🙏
I can let you borrow my D3S if you like.  :thumbs:



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Posted by Eric: Fri Oct 1st, 2021 14:18 7th Post
jk wrote:
I can let you borrow my D3S if you like.  :thumbs: Let me think. 🤔







Thanks but Nah 😂



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Posted by Graham Whistler: Tue Oct 5th, 2021 10:52 8th Post
Good to see you get the camera out again, an interesting set of pixs.



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Posted by novicius: Wed Oct 6th, 2021 05:52 9th Post
Good set of photo`s,..reminds me of my youth, lived next to a forest that looks like it, and ,I too have to re-discover the settings on my camera`s...at least I still know how to operate the volume control on the Hi-Fi Amp.



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Posted by Eric: Thu Dec 2nd, 2021 00:04 10th Post
A different sort of woodland walk this time.

A company called Luminate have this year flooded the Sandringham woods with a light show. Suspect it’s Prince Charles hand in this one as he continues to have more control of the estate with the Queen at Windsor and semi retirement. 

At £16 a ticket, Charles is clearly wanting to  make the Estate more profitable. In fairness it was an extensive set up…must have cost him a few bob.

Not really expecting best photography…it was always going to be hard at iso12800 wandering round a wood at night….so, just a bit of fun. And it was b**** cold!




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Posted by jk: Thu Dec 2nd, 2021 00:07 11th Post
Looks like you had a good outing to the Estate.
Fine set of photos.



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Posted by Eric: Thu Dec 2nd, 2021 00:17 12th Post
Thanks

As it’s a moving light show it’s much more interesting on video.

Jan went well prepared to handle the videoing…as can be seen from the last photo….IPhone, gimbal, mask, fold back mitts, scarf and Cossack hat. (It was cold!) 

Anyway we have cobbled together a video for a friend who is incapacitated and cannot go. No apologies we strung it together in an hour with no attempt to edit wildtrack sound and it obviously needs fine editing, adding some cutaway footage….and cutting down many of the clip lengths! 

In fairness Jan filled her iPhone memory halfway round. So couldn’t finish it off. I grabbed a couple of bits for her on the Sony at the end.


The 12minutes of (stick with it) footage are here ….

 

Sorry Graham….not up to your standards but a bit of Christmas (early) fun.

Just think…we saved you all £16. o.O

Turn the sound up for best effect including the unedited Field banter. 😂

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Posted by Eric: Thu Dec 2nd, 2021 00:45 13th Post
Just one other thought.

The fifth photo in the series is of the ‘make a wish’ area. 

Visitors were encouraged to write a wish on a tag and hang it around the fencing.

If you want to waste a few more minutes of your life you should count the number of tags in that image…..and then add up the number of £16s Charlie boy raked in so far.  Its been running 3 weeks and still has 3 more to go. 8-)


Here’s another angle…



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Posted by jk: Thu Dec 2nd, 2021 09:19 14th Post
Haha got to appear in the video.
Nice shot.
Well done Jan.



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Posted by Eric: Thu Dec 2nd, 2021 10:33 15th Post
jk wrote:
Haha got to appear in the video.
Nice shot.
Well done Jan.
Not by choice:thumbsdown:



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Posted by Graham Whistler: Thu Dec 2nd, 2021 12:30 16th Post
Eric and Jan thanks for sharing that with us, I enjoyed watching it!



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Posted by novicius: Fri Dec 3rd, 2021 23:28 17th Post
That is Spectacular,..does it look that Impresive in reality ?

That is the work of a genius, I wish that I could go there, and 16,-quid is not that bad, overhere a ticket to the pictures cost more than that .



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Posted by Eric: Sat Dec 4th, 2021 14:56 18th Post
novicius wrote:
That is Spectacular,..does it look that Impresive in reality ?

That is the work of a genius, I wish that I could go there, and 16,-quid is not that bad, overhere a ticket to the pictures cost more than that .
Yes it does. In fact the photographs and video don’t really catch the clarity of what the eye can see.

Back in 2011 we went to a poor imitation of this sort of lighting done by the forestry commission. Apart from it pouring with rain that literally dampened the atmosphere and made photograph pointless, the effects were very amateur. In fairness it was 10 years ago so technology has moved on. 

The long flat flashing lights stretching down the ‘ride’ towards the funfair are probably 1/4mile long!

Here’s official site….

https://luminate.live/sandringham-estate



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Posted by novicius: Sun Dec 5th, 2021 00:43 19th Post
Thnx for the link Eric, that is breathtaking.



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