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Old 06-04-2006, 06:42 AM
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Wow, where do i start?
Wish i knew what to say. Its all quite easy really. I know what i like and i like what i know if that makes any sense.
Oldmax, i grew up in Wales mate, left there in my mid twenties cause of a woman (wont go into that). One thing mate is that you never appreciate whats on your doorstep. Ive always loved being up in the hills etc but never appreciated them like i do now. I should think you suffer with the same thing living where you do, its to easy see. Do ya get what i mean?

This just up the road from you above Hathersage.

InSanCen, i dunno what to say mate. I'll give you a shout, maybe take you some of the places i go to and you can use your gear to get proper pic's. I'll PM ya anyway. Cheers mate.
This is still one of my fave pic's ive taken though. I know ive posted them before but i love these shots.
Again, mother nature made it easy for me.


and this pic to


All of these pics have been taken on a Nikon Coolpix3200. Good little camera really.
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Love that last one Rob, don't know why, it makes me want to get up and go there
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Looks like a Merlin helicopter in pic 5
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An incredible landscape photographer of the first half of the 20th century, and one of my favourite photographers. You can see some of his work Here or Here
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An incredible landscape photographer of the first half of the 20th century, and one of my favourite photographers. You can see some of his work Here or Here
Bloody cracking pics. Wish i could get to areas like that. Cheers for the comparison though
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Bloody cracking pics. Wish i could get to areas like that. Cheers for the comparison though
Doesn't matter that you're not photographing mountains in Wyoming or the Colorado River - it's being able to have an eye for a landscape and capture its power regardless of where it is, and you've got that.
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Doesn't matter that you're not photographing mountains in Wyoming or the Colorado River - it's being able to have an eye for a landscape and capture its power regardless of where it is, and you've got that.
Cheers mate. I think you all best stop now before i get to big headed
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Fantastic photos!

I love Wales, don't get there often enough now I live in Dorset - used to spend a lot of weekends there when I was up in the midlands.

I'm no photographer, but out of interest, what kind of camera were they taken with if it's not a 'proper' one?
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Fantastic photos!

I love Wales, don't get there often enough now I live in Dorset - used to spend a lot of weekends there when I was up in the midlands.

I'm no photographer, but out of interest, what kind of camera were they taken with if it's not a 'proper' one?
They were taken on a Nikon coolpix 3200, not a basic digital camera but nowt special
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Like this you mean?

Did you take this pic Rob??
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Yeah mate and just switched it to black and white on the computer.
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Rob, The British Mountaineering Council are always on the look out for good pics, maybe they would be interested in what you have to offer.

Take a look at this

http://www.thebmc.co.uk/services/sum...ntributors.htm

It's worth a look at mate as it could be a stepping stone to getting paid for doing something you clearly love. What a cool job that is eh? getting paid to climb mountains, just take lots of pictures.
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i have no eye for landscapes
i am still godsmacked at these rob
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Yeah mate and just switched it to black and white on the computer.

Stunnin bud.
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Cheers gents, seriously. Funny really but me Dad always said when i was a kid that i'd see things that no one would even notice and i had an eye for stuff like this. If im honest its just a case of getting to the right area. All i did was point the camera, mother nature and the scenery did the rest of the work.
Im a bit stunned at the reaction to be honest. Obviously i like the pic's, i took them but never expected anyone else to like them.
Once again, cheers all.
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the 3rd ones quality..........
great pictures mate
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hi rob nice pics, what camera do you use digital or 35mm
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Amazing photos, I am sure that there is a tortured poet in UKRob somewhere desperate to get out. I remember someone sent me a book of poems and recollections by Dylan Thomas when I was about 11 and living in a tropical country where I was very unhappy. It was Christmas and the hottest time of the year, and the book which was about Christmas in Wales with snow all around, reminded me so painfully of home just like those mountain pictures that just for one moment I felt I was there again. Makes me choked just thinking about it and the longing to be home again.
More recently having ridden my new bike back home from Wales to Sussex for hours in a massive downpour with wet underpants and boots full of rain water my thoughts were more along the lines of **^^%$$%^&**(
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hi rob nice pics, what camera do you use digital or 35mm
Digital Nikon Coolpix 3200, just a basic digital camera mate, nowt fancy.
Tortured poet Mrs Reject? Funny but in some ways maybe your right. For a long time i was actually embarrased by the fact that i loved what you see in these pic's. Not because i thought it was shameful but because a lot of people didnt understand. Even most of the outdoors types. I mean you still get it. People Munro Bagging, having to get a list of peaks that theyve achieved so on so forth. You dont conquer these mountains, they let you share a minute part of what the are. We are nothing to them yet they still let us clamber about them, let us fool ourselves into thinking we are important in the grand scheme of things.
Mountains are noble and suffer us at their leisure. For that i thank them and i hope what i see and take pic's of is enough of a tribute.
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evening rob
that was very well put mate. but remember that every so often those mountains let people know who is boss
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that was very well put mate. but remember that every so often those mountains let people know who is boss
Oh yes mate, but only if they havent shown proper respect.
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Oh yes mate, but only if they havent shown proper respect.

much the same as everthing to do with good old mother nature.
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Yep dont get on the wrong side of mother nature, she plays dirty when upset

We don't own the planet as some people seem to think. we are dependant on natures good will to feed and cloth us.

Love your pics rob, great pics of natures wild lands. You certainly have the "eye" for this type of stuff.
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Cheers gents, seriously. Funny really but me Dad always said when i was a kid that i'd see things that no one would even notice and i had an eye for stuff like this. If im honest its just a case of getting to the right area. All i did was point the camera, mother nature and the scenery did the rest of the work.
Im a bit stunned at the reaction to be honest. Obviously i like the pic's, i took them but never expected anyone else to like them.
Once again, cheers all.
Then do something about it, mate! FFS! don't waste talent like that!
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Then do something about it, mate! FFS! don't waste talent like that!
Ah Friar, if only i had the confidence, know how, the gear etc etc.I mean Grav and others have mentioned me selling some pic's. It sounds silly but theyre just pic's to me, memories of a place i enjoy etc. If someone asked anything technical or how i captured that moment etc i wouldnt have a clue what to tell them. "Erm! Sorry mate, i just climbed up there, sat down, lit a fag and took a couple of pic's" is all i would have to say
Basically to be honest, anyone of us here could take these pic's, its just a case of being arsed to walk up to where i took them and thats the same for all of them. It was minus 20 wind chill mind
Just going back to what i said about a lot of people munro bagging etc, most are out there to hit peaks, nothing else. They miss why they are there. Ok, we all have personal reasons for doing what we do but i cant understand this thing of getting your head down and stamping up a mountain, saying youve climbed, stamp back down and bugger off home. I always figure and this is a tip if you like (maybe InSanCen can add something to this?) that the best views, best place to take pics etc is halfway up a mountain.
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Just keep getting amongst it and clicking when you feel you gotta take a bit home.
Don't turn it into something to make money from Rob.
That's why i never, ever, work on bikes for money.
If it's summat you love, keep it as that.
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Just keep getting amongst it and clicking when you feel you gotta take a bit home.
Don't turn it into something to make money from Rob.
That's why i never, ever, work on bikes for money.
If it's summat you love, keep it as that.
It's personal.
You know what Taff? Your spot on the money mate. It is a concern that if you end up making money out of summat you enjoy it turns it into a business instead of a pleasure.
Still, could always knock out a few calenders for next year
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Hi Rob,
A lot of people who have a talent for something dont realise how good they are.
I think that you have the one thing that many people wish they had and that is not in what camera you use (although it can be a great help).
Your talent lies in the fact that you have a great eye for a subject, your subject being landscape, and while you enjoy what you do best it can never be a chore.
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Hi Rob,
A lot of people who have a talent for something dont realise how good they are.
I think that you have the one thing that many people wish they had and that is not in what camera you use (although it can be a great help).
Your talent lies in the fact that you have a great eye for a subject, your subject being landscape, and while you enjoy what you do best it can never be a chore.
Keep at it mate.
Cheers mate but i seriously think if anyone had been sat with me that day they would have taken the same pic's. It was unavoidable if you see what i mean. Just get camera out and point, simple as that.
Heres a pic of a church thingy i took in New York. I dunno why i like this pic, just do.
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What I am trying to say Rob is that you may have had someone sat with you that day, but they may not see what you see, I have a few cameras and I have no eye at all for a photo.
People may be looking at the same thing but seeing different things if you get my drift
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