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#1 Guest_Dan Morris_*

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 12:46 PM

I thought it might be a good idea to have a list of recommended spots for others to visit and shoot.

Here's a few to start off, based locally around Cheltenham.

1. Leckhampton Hill. Wide and high, open view of Cheltenham and surrounding countryside.
2. Cleeve Hill. Same scenery but from opposite side of Cheltenham, facing Leckhampton Hill.
3.Gloucester Cathedral. 2 to shoot as much as you like, lots of interesting items. Some scenes of Harry Potter shot here.

Oh, and hello to all the other forum users. This is my first post. I should provide links to a few pics but havent got round to uploading yet. perhaps later.

#2 markgoldstein

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 01:33 PM

Excellent idea Dan - and welcome to PhotographyBLOG!

Here are my top 3 locations:

1. The City district, London, at the weekend.
Fascinating architecture, modern and old, with no people around to get in the way!
http://markgoldstein...gallery/album03

2. Covent Garden, London.
Lots of opportunities for candid photography.
http://markgoldstein...gallery/album05

3. Trafalgar Square, London.
A lot of events start, stop or pass through here.
http://markgoldstein...gallery/album68

http://markgoldstein.designauthor.co.uk/gallery/album30


BTW, if you register as a member you get 5Mb of free Galllery space to post your photos smile.gif
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#3 hortiphoto

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 05:17 AM

I prefer somewhere a little more isolated - Foggy Peak - which is above Porter's Pass, Canterbury, New Zealand. Just me, the scree and the vegetable sheep (as shown in the link below).

http://www.hortiphot...p?image_id=1370

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#4 markgoldstein

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 07:12 AM

That's about as far away from the busy, smoky streets of London as you could possibly get Geoff!

BTW, welcome to PhotographyBLOG smile.gif
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Posted 22 April 2004 - 05:30 PM

Hello, New here myself...

My wife comes from Scotland and have found down by the River Clyde great.

I also got some nice ones down the Thames on a riverboat 2 weekends ago.

Anything in Greenwich park is good.

I'm waiting for Xmas now as my Fuji S2800Zoom is starting to show it's age/pixels any suggestions for something similar Zoomwise but higher Mp? I quite like the S20 or S7000...

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 05:38 PM

Hi Matt - welcome to PhotographyBLOG!

Have you read my recent review of the S7000? biggrin.gif

http://www.photograp...nepix_s7000.php

It's a long wait to Christmas - maybe you should treat yourself before then!
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Posted 22 April 2004 - 05:49 PM

I've read it now, but to be honest I'm none the wiser! (Sorry)

I think I'm more after rich colours (with 6xOptical Zoom+) which so far Fuji have pleased me with although could do better. Are there any other makes/models in the 500 bracket that you have tried that are worth entertaining.

As another quick(ish) question is there a guide as to what MP resolution would give photo quality at what ever size (ie: 2MP upto 7x4...)?

P.S> I wuld love to get an upgrade now but the wife will not hear of it, that's why I'm making her pay for it (it'll serve her right, I'll probably want the S2 Pro by then)!

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Posted 24 April 2004 - 04:42 PM

unsure.gif Just don't try it at Canary Wharf! Just been stopped by police and given a ticket for pointing my lens at one of the towers outside the tube. Usual catch-all reason 'Security' but no signs anywhere.

#9 markgoldstein

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 12:09 PM

Given a ticket? DOes that mean you were fined? Or was it just a warning?

I think I'll be photographing Canary Wharf from Greenwich in future! ph34r.gif
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Posted 15 May 2004 - 05:20 PM

I spent a week in Autumn last year in the Betwys-y-coed area (Snowdonia) - and had an awesome time up there photographing all the castles, and out of the way hidden places that one tends to find up there. (eg Ffestiniog)

A few weeks ago I travelled down to London and drove past Kings Cross/St Pancras station - wow the architecture absolutely blew me away! I'm dying to get down there with my camera to get in a bit of street photography. I must admit that I love London with all it's diversity - I only wish that I could get down there more often than I do!
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Posted 16 May 2004 - 01:12 PM

Since I live in New York City I love this quote I read from a photography book that taught me much:

"New Yorkers like to think that their city is the center of the universe, and after spending some time there, I am not so sure they are wrong."

Bob Krist from Spirit of Place

Now you know where I am inspired. tongue.gif

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 11:13 AM

I'd love to go to New York, especially now the prices are so low (less than 200 for a return flight).
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 08:51 AM

The Dunbars of TaupoI live in the perfect place for Photographers, the central North Island of New Zealand. We have lakes, Volcanoes, Rain forests, Geothermal Activity, waterfalls, Cultural variety, all at our doorstep. I'm a real beginner, but love trying out new things. I have a Fuji S304 at the moment, but I am looking at getting the S7000 very soon. Thanks Mark for your review.

Catcha -- Ray Dunbar
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 12:48 PM

No problem! smile.gif
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