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 Post subject: We're Back!!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:42 am 
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Hello everyone! We are just back from our week's holiday. We went to Samothrake which is an island in the North Aegean. I took lots of pictures and here is a quick sample.



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The island as we sailed across the Aegean Sea




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Chora is the capital built hidden away in the mountains to protect it from marauding pirates



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This is the 'Sanctuary of the Great Gods' in the ancient city. Remember Jason and the Argonauts?



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If you have visited the Louvre in Paris you will have seen the world famous 'Nike of Samothrake' which came from this island. This statue was inspired by that ancient sculpture.




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Sheep and goats wandered freely around the island without fear of harm. There are no bears or wolves and almost no crime on this island.


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This emerald green pool was one of many we discovered while exploring the mountain.


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Wow! Great pix, Adrian! And welcome back.

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I missed you both .. to quiet aruond here.

Great pictures ......the statue looks real enough to touch .. amazing that it shows so little wear. Were the falls from runoff after a rain or spring fed? We had falls ( a foot or so drop) yesterday after hard rains).

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Glad you had a great time away, friend! And, thanks as always for the pics. Vicki comes running when I say "Adrian posted some pictures." She loves them!!

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Hey .. and please fill us in on what you did .. camp? Hike? Sleep? All of the above?

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Adrian....in your photo of the blue sea and mountain you seem to have forgotten the rule of thirds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :laughing:
It's okay mate....I just read that in a photography book I am learning from.............great photos as ever ...Les.


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Revles wrote:
Adrian....in your photo of the blue sea and mountain you seem to have forgotten the rule of thirds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :laughing:
It's okay mate....I just read that in a photography book I am learning from.............great photos as ever ...Les.


The rule of thirds is very helpful and it is always in my mind but it can get in the way. More important are the rules of the eye: Does this scene look balanced? Is it pleasing? Would I hang this picture on my wall?

Super you have found a good book on photography. Did you get it from the library or buy it? The UK has many really helpful photo magazines next time you are in Smiths.

Is there a camera club in Dover?

Do you ever nip over to France. Calais is very close to you and it is a photographers dream in the spring.


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I'd put it on the wall all right. Right over a sofa if the pixels would allow for a large portrait.

Nice stuff, Adrian. It's refreshing just to look at your photos. :D

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I'd put it on the wall all right. Right over a sofa if the pixels would allow for a large portrait.

Nice stuff, Adrian. It's refreshing just to look at your photos. :D


If you right click on a picture, you get a menu, at the bottom of which is the word "Properties," which will tell you the size in pixels. Adrian's photos were mostly 800 x 600. That's huge. A 300 x 300 will project in a PowerPoint presentation at my church with a forty foot throw, producing a nine foot by twelve foot picture that looks gorgeous. 800 x 600 would be even better.

(Confession time: I've used some of Adrian's blossom pictures, and some of Jim's turtles in my PowerPoint presentations here at church. You guys do such beautiful work!)

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If you right click on a picture, you get a menu, at the bottom of which is the word "Properties," which will tell you the size in pixels. Adrian's photos were mostly 800 x 600. That's huge. A 300 x 300 will project in a PowerPoint presentation at my church with a forty foot throw, producing a nine foot by twelve foot picture that looks gorgeous. 800 x 600 would be even better.

(Confession time: I've used some of Adrian's blossom pictures, and some of Jim's turtles in my PowerPoint presentations here at church. You guys do such beautiful work!)

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Anyone is welcome to use them. I don't regard any of my photos as particularly good but I do enjoy taking them. If someone wants a higher quality image of a photo PM us and we can email it or send a CD.


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WOW! Beautiful, Adrian!

Hope you & Susan had a wonderful time in that gorgeous place.


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Wow


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Beautiful photos, Adrian, as always. Welcome Back!

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Revles wrote:
Adrian....in your photo of the blue sea and mountain you seem to have forgotten the rule of thirds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :laughing:


Erm, is that anything like the circle of fifths? :?

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Those are beautiful pictures Adrian.

Kathy :)

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Revles wrote:
Adrian....in your photo of the blue sea and mountain you seem to have forgotten the rule of thirds :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :laughing:


Erm, is that anything like the circle of fifths? :?


Only if you've emptied one or two! :D

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