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Walk from Tullibody to Cambus.

Went a walk around Tullibody and Cambus yesterday (where I stay) - For about 2/3 hours.. Didn't realise all the nice pictures you can take and I'm starting to learn more about the pictures I take. I now understand why some people don't really like random images flung into a blog as it makes theirs go down the list and this is my first blog where I've actually took the time to produce, hopefully, good images.. Its taken me hours.. visit www.facebook.com/CmPhotogrophy. for my facebook page where I keep all my images. Thanks if you do and if you comment with some feedback or suggestions it will be much appretiated, thanks! Hope yous enjoy.

Frosty leaves next to red berries.

Jaggy nettles with a frosty outline.

Frosty leaves.

Barbed wire.

Barbed wire.

Barbed wire.

Bench over-looking the water at the Delph pond Tullibody.

Telephone box down cambus.

Spidersweb at Diageo, Cambus.

Raindrop just about to trip.

Water.

Water.

A Bridge down Cambus.

Water down Cambus.

Water down Cambus.

Army barracks.

Water.. In the distance you can see the Glassworks from Alloa.

The sun and the water.

A factory away over in Grangemouth with the view of the water.

Amazing view down Cambus.

Sun shining through the trees.

This isn't edited.

Reflection of the sun on the water.

Down at the water in Cambus.

Sun shining through the trees.

Birds.

Birds.

Birds.

Birds.

A train crossing down Cambus headed for Alloa from Stirling.

Train track down in Cambus.

Cigarette head.

The sun - Not edited.

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 13:13
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Sorry I looked!! Too much of a temptation!!

A much much better effort Claire, some lovely images and nicely composed, I think my fave is the rain drop, a nice arty image.

Very well done, shame you didn't have any sunshine for your shots around the water. Concentratye on getting your horizons straight and try and work to rule of thirds (google it if you don't know what it means - a useful building block of photography).

Always be self critical of the shot, thinking what could have made it better, that way tyou will continue to learn and improve.

Thumbs up from me..

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 13:18
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Thanks Ian! That's the blog now finished but I think if someone posted a blog and said do not view i'd be tempted to lol! I've got some sunshine photos in now but I'll have another look at the photos as I'm sure there was one with the sunshine:)! I'll google that just now lol and thanks for the comment, all you comments seem to help me alot! Thanks again.

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 13:22
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Some great shots here Claire. Not keen on the flying birds due to the lack of detail but you clearly have an eye for a photograph and I look forward to seeing more from you as your technique progresses. Have a great birthday today!

Alan

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 13:25
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Thank you Alan.. I can't wait to take it one step further and progress more in photogrophy.. I can't wait till I can drive etc to go places and find great pictures etc! Thanks for the comment! 

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 13:46
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You`ve taken some really good shots, Claire, & lots of them are well edited. Some of the reflection shots are really spectacular .... Well done... & thanks for sharing your trip out

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 13:47
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Interesting blog, Claire, I have been meaning to do one for ages but never seem to get round to it LOL

 

Dave

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 13:49
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The train track in Cambus, the Bridge down Cambus and the sun shining through the trees are my favourite 3

Dave

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 13:54
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You're definitely improving Claire, much better.  I echo what Ian says about sloping horizons and straightening your images while editing them.....your leaning telephone box is a clear example.  I don't know which software you use but Picasa 3 (free download) has a very simple to use straightening tool.

Liked

PS....I think your "jaggy nettles" are actually holly leaves, but I love all your frosty photos.

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 13:58
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Some nice pictures taken like the frozen one like me in buxton very very gold today not been out yet but going out to take the dog for a walk might take my caera with me 'Hey' to see what i see.

 

steve.

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 14:04
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you keep improving like that,and i'll be coming to you for advice soon ,,rule of thirds is good advice from ian..

cris...

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 14:16
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Thanks everyone- I googled rule of thirds but can't seem to get anything.. maybe i can't see it for looking- Will have another try. Great seeing all these comments, making me smile hehe! Thanks again everyone!

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 14:30
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I very much enjoyed your pictures! And as a new photographer, the comments were very helpful to me as well. I'll also be looking up the rule of thirds.

Thank you for your blog.

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 14:37
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See here Claire:

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/rule-of-thirds.htm

The cambridgeincolour website has excellent tutorials in all aspects of photography.

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 18:49
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Kev mentioned Picasa I have just downloaded the latest version and it's got even more fun effects added I love it dead easy to use  even for an oldie like me and absolutely free, you dont even have to registar

version 3.9  here

http://picasa.google.co.uk/

Dave

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 19:26
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Hi Claire, this is much better as a proper blog, you are learning very quickly and some of the shots are really good, I echo Kev and Ian regarding keeping the horizon straight but keep going you are doing really well

A very Happy Birthday too Smile

ps I also use picnik - there is a straightening tool on there which will help xxxx

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 21:30
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Nice one Claire, this is great, I have followed your other blogs, just had a wee look on your facebook page too, masses of likes on there! Another on here from me matey.

Dawn x

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 22:44
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Some lovely images here Claire. I really like the first two frost shots, the holly one is particularly nice. The spider's web is lovely too, the drops look like little jewels. I also love the arched bridge with those lovely reflections.

The late afternoon water shots are good too. Just keep doing what you're doing, and as has already been said, keep your horizons straight, keep the the thirds rule where you can, with some exceptions this usually works best.

Thanks for uploading and sharing, keep them coming.

Viv

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 23:36
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Top blog - love the close-ups Smile well done !!!

I have just done a new Blog called ‘10 Days in Morocco’ it’s taken me a couple of days to download and is a bit of an epic – sorry. I bet you can’t make it too the end Smile

 

http://www.myfinepix.com/blog/389003/405199

 

Thank you for all the lovely comments and ‘likes’ on my Blog – 2011 A Good Year Smile

 

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 23:50
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Yes, yes , yes!  You have cracked it.  I did not realise this was a blog by you, and I mean that as a compliment. Good photos, good composition and you have captured a sense of winter desolation in the shots, especially those with the sun on the water.  The barbed wire shots are really stark and forbidding.

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Date Mon, 16/01/2012 - 23:55
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Great blog Claire some good and stunning shot thanks for sharing and compiling

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Date Wed, 18/01/2012 - 07:19
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some interesting stuff, another good editor and free is google's own editor which can be found in the social network google+ i too love the frosty shots and made me think about an early rise to get out and do some soft light stuff, thx for sharing and well done.

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Date Wed, 18/01/2012 - 16:35
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Thank you everyone!! Thank you thank you thank you hehe!! Laughing out loud

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Date Wed, 18/01/2012 - 17:05
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Definatly a good few in here I like very much.

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Date Wed, 18/01/2012 - 18:28
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A great blog Claire looking from some of your 1st ones this is a vast improvement and I like it. I am no expert like Ian and Kev and some other comments that you have got today and when they say what an improvement a big smile should be on your face. Well done and look forward to seeing more of your blogs. Thank you for putting time and for sharing.

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Date Wed, 18/01/2012 - 18:53
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Big improvement, Some 1st class shots here 5 favorites are: 

Frosty leaves,Raindrop,Army barracks,Sun through tree's 2 'This isn't edited' & The Sun

some need straightning i.e phonebox.

Link for rule of thirds:   http://www.digital-photography-school.com/rule-of-thirds

cheers martin 

Regards

Martin 

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Date Wed, 18/01/2012 - 19:44
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Just Googled rule of thirds and followed the link given by Klovibond... you learn something new everyday.. thanks guys/gals... oh and found that the camera actually has a 'best framing' option which actually grids the lcd screen for me  

 

Thanks

Ste

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Date Wed, 18/01/2012 - 19:55
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Some good images here. Like it.

Ray

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Date Wed, 18/01/2012 - 20:22
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Thanks again everyone Smile

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Date Wed, 18/01/2012 - 20:35
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Claire

Keep it up girl you're getting better all the time. You have some great photos in this blog and some not so good ones. You definitely have a good photographic eye. Those first 3 and some of the ones taken over the water are fabulous. I especially like the barracks and the factory. The barbed wire and bird photos are not so good (my opinion) and I think they spoil the blog. Some of the others could also be dropped, but in general you're getting much better.

Constructive criticism: Listen to what Ian and others have said about the Rule of Thirds. Once you know what it is you will know how to break it, properly. Smile

Although your blogs are getting better each time I think you could be a bit choosier with the photos. Next time look through the photos you want to include then look through them again and dump the less good ones (or the rubbish as they are usually called) we all have them, so don't worry about it. Smile

At the moment I bet you are like a kid in a sweet shop. The camera is great and you have all these great things to point it at. Keep pointing and keep enjoying. But try to be a bit more critical yourself. You can teach yourself more than you think, you don't need us as much as you think. Show us your best unless you have a bad photo you want advice on. And most importantly keep enjoying yourself.

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Date Wed, 18/01/2012 - 21:09
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beautiful set of photos.

love the atmospheric scenic ones: barracks, factory, the woodland scenes and that sunset is to die for Smile

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Date Thu, 19/01/2012 - 19:53
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Thanks Torres the blogging dog LOL - tounge twister of a name! haha.

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Date Thu, 19/01/2012 - 19:56
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Thank you so much Ray - Your comments really made me realise about the choosing of photos - I notice that some of the photos aren't as good but the reason they are here is so i could get comments on how to make them better.. I suppose if i pick a subject to capture for a week then i'll get to learn at the end of it the best way to take it etc etc.. Some bits of photography is still confusing me very much, but this is what i like best- the fact that i can learn something new everyday! there's alot of stuff i've learned from christmas to now and i'm feeling happy Laughing out loud:D i love taking pictures it just makes me, i dunno, feel like a kid in a sweet shop as you said lol! i can't really describe the feeling it's just amazing hehe.. thanks everyone for the comments :) 

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Date Thu, 19/01/2012 - 22:19
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oooh moody shots; love the sun!!

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Date Fri, 20/01/2012 - 04:50
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Thanks for stopping by my blog--and inviting me to view yours.  Yes, I think we have similar tastes.  My favourite three shots (in no particular order) are the last train track shot, the bridge and the frosted holly.

And I, too, recommend using Picasa 3.  It's a lot of fun and also allows you to label and tag your photos, so you can find them again.  Displaying "properties" while you work is a good way to get a handle on the technical differences between two shots.

Good luck!

judypw

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Date Fri, 20/01/2012 - 08:57
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I am liking the frosty holly, sun through the trees, second train track picture and love the idea behind the spider web. 

I too am new to photography and the two thirds tip is one i was not aware of, so will be giving that a go also. Wink

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Date Fri, 20/01/2012 - 11:24
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Stunning pics you got there!! The first pic the best amongst all i must say ! 

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Date Fri, 20/01/2012 - 13:39
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Claire

I notice that some of the photos aren't as good but the reason they are here is so i could get comments on how to make them better..

Nothing wrong with that, we all do it. I would suggest using your blogs to showcase your best work. And post the stuff you want help with in the 'Picture Feedback' forum here http://www.myfinepix.com/forum/38149

Ask specific questions that you want help with. Take the birds for instance, post 1 or 2 and say what you were trying to do and why you think you failed. Then wait for Steve or Kevin (Klovibond) to come along and give you some tips. (Other bird photographers are available) Smile

Have fun

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Date Fri, 20/01/2012 - 18:29
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Some nice freezing weather pics in there Claire, well done!

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Date Fri, 20/01/2012 - 20:18
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Claire, you've stolen the worlds supply of hair and thats just not fair!  I want some!!  :D haha!  

Ive put my two pence in on your 'rule of thirds forum topic' ....... and after a look through your pics, stuff that rule, you're doing brilliantly without it.  My advice would be, get lower, put your camera on the floor on a glove or whatever, take pics up throught the benches, along the tops of the frozen grass, I love the phone box being crooked, it made me wonder if you have a crooked neck or one leg shorter than the other hah!  

Stay with your creativity and dont ruin it with rules, I love your fresh views of the world and that spidey web is just brilliant!!  Keep it up young lady! 

My views are mine alone and do not represent the views of others, either implied, alive, dead, budding apparitions or know it alls. Anything I state, that doesnt go along with everyone else or THE RULES are stated to give another avenue to explore

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Date Fri, 20/01/2012 - 22:22
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Thanks everyone so much.. Can't believe all the likes and comments I've got so far.. I'm trying to make this blog as noticable as possible - I love knowing what people think about the way I take pictures, and what they think about them altogether.. Tbh i'm only just starting so I don't know much about photography and this is why i love this site so much - learn something new everytime i'm here! 

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Date Fri, 20/01/2012 - 23:19
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Anything you need to know just ask, I normally go against the rules in favour of creativity which annoys some people.  But do I care? NOPE!  Not a Jot as Billy Connolly would say Laughing out loud Keep that excitement up it shows in your photo's, another tip Id like you to try is this one.... when you're taking a photo, think to yourself.... has anyone else taken it this way?  If they have, how can you make if different to what they did?  Everyone takes pics standing up yea?  They all use the camera that same way.... think about how you can make that same view more interesting and new.  Lie down for example, or shoot through long grass.... around trees.... through the arm of a bench.... along the seat of a bench.... get me?  just have great fun while you learn, its not costing anything and you never know you may turn out a mini masterpiece!  

My views are mine alone and do not represent the views of others, either implied, alive, dead, budding apparitions or know it alls. Anything I state, that doesnt go along with everyone else or THE RULES are stated to give another avenue to explore

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Date Sat, 21/01/2012 - 20:37
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Wow daz - Love your comments! I'm gonni start trying all these new things, makes everything that little bit more exciting i suppose although i'm so excited everytime i take a picture you could say i get lost in the moment hahaha! yeah i'm gonni keep my horizions straight but as for the rule of thirds - may be good to give a try but i think i like the way i'm taking my pictures, i dont want to stick to rules and rules as i like the feeling of being free with my camera, although that being said i'm not going against the rules and yea sometimes it would make pictures better i suppose but i'll stick to what i'm doing the now and see how i can make it better Laughing out loud! Thanks again everyone, and all these comments are overwhelming haha!

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Date Sat, 21/01/2012 - 21:45
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Some very good pics clair

Really enjoyed looking at the blog

Stuart

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Date Sat, 21/01/2012 - 21:49
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lovely first blog claire, you have a good eye for you passion, keep it up,

its a big like from me Smile

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Date Sat, 21/01/2012 - 21:56
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Nice blog, my favourite is the Spidersweb at Diageo, Cambus.

Almost as if you are looking through a cracked window.

As others have said, don't follow the "Rule of thirds" as a hard and fast rule, follow it when you want to, don't think you HAVE to all the time.

Take the photos that you like for now.....

Circles     Fly     Greylag

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Date Sat, 21/01/2012 - 22:03
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Thanks guys .. Paul it's not quite my first blog, although it is the first blog i spent about 6 hours on making! & i hope it all paid off. It's the first proper blog - if that makes sence? and I agree Seaton, i'm not up for doing it just now but i'm going to be taking photogrophy in college and the rule of thirds may come up - who knows! hope so, would be good to learn about it, but as for now i'll stick to what i'm doing and see how it works our hehe! thanks again everyone Smile

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Date Sat, 21/01/2012 - 22:07
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Superb blog Claire...You are certainly getting used to your camera....the fav shot for me is shot 22 through the trees...Well Done

Regards ....Mike   PLEASE View & Comment

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Date Sat, 21/01/2012 - 22:22
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Thank you mikshep.. I particualrly like that one myself! :) 

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Date Sat, 21/01/2012 - 22:33
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I still can't believe all the comments and likes-  The most i've had on my blogs so far!! 

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Date Sun, 22/01/2012 - 08:47
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Lovely blog Claire. You have a natural feel for the icy/watery shots!

 

If you have time, take a look at my latest blog "An afternoon walk in Wilson Botanic Park, Melbourne Australia"

  http://au.myfinepix.com/blog/753380/556949

Bob

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