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My main hobby after biking is Photography, especially at horse race meetings but anything that catches my eye. Here are a few of my favourite pictures. I also attempt watercolour paintings (pen and ink) and attempt to play guitar.

Outlined RF done with Photoshop
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Bath Races
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Bradford On Avon
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Chester Races
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A couple of chance pics at Horsey Mill
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Imagine the History these steps have seen - Edinburgh
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one of my recent watercolour paintings

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I used to be fanatical about photography, Used to do weddings, (Mega Stress) & some commercial stuff.
Loved getting up early, & going into the New Forest to see what was about. I loved photographing fungi, they keep nice and still as well. You cant beat a nice Phallis Impudicus with the dew on it. ;)

I love that water colour Drac. :good:
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Thanks Bob - it was a rarity for me as I usually use pen and watercolour pencil style and postcard size pics.

As for wedding photography, no thanks.....simply to much responsibility
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geeps they are great images and with all those guitars gubble has loads of those too and a few more around there should be a rf band we could call it the riffirs :lol:
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I really like your phots Drac, Although I've never got into it Ive always had a bit of an eye for photography.

I think the background is just as important as the foreground and like to look at the whole picture (in life aswell).

You probably already know I also atempt to play the guitar, 20 years and still trying!!
I'm more of a rythym man myself and even though Ive just bought an electric guitar my first passion are those people that can entertain with an accoustic and their voice, i try to sing and play at the same time, but my singing voice is Warrington really. :-l

Oh, did you know I also have an RF? 8-}

Jelly.

PS, im also a bit claustrophobic too, are we related?? :-?
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Me in our band in the Sixties. We supported many top acts of the day including,

The Yardbirds,
The Byrds,
Ike and Tina Turner,
Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Love Affair
and many many more

I played Bass guitar and sang harmony and the music we played was very varied from Adge Cutler and the Wurzels to Cream, from Beach Boys to The Kinks and all the usual stuff that was popular in the 60's
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pentaxian here. Done a few weddings,to stressful for me. I like macro mostly though and one shot deals like sprints and races. Got some pictures to post front thundersprint this year and hogton tower too.
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canon all the way. :roll:

didn't take my big camera to thundersprint. so just snaps on the day.
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Drac wrote:Image
Imagine the skateboarders that rail would see here nowadays!!! [-x
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I was stood across from this shot,Toesland nearly pulled the bike off the paddock stand =))
novocaine wrote:canon all the way. :roll:

didn't take my big camera to thundersprint. so just snaps on the day.
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Managed to get this pic at Budleigh Salterton - I was some way away but zoomed into maximum 12x and hoped for the best - the result was even better than I thought re timing

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Cracking pic Drac :-bd

I saw a buzzard flying round up near Retford the other day but couldn't get to my camera in time.
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fastfitter wrote:Cracking pic Drac :-bd

I saw a buzzard flying round up near Retford the other day but couldn't get to my camera in time.
It was probably circling you FF, thought you'd had it. =)) =)) =))

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It's not got long to wait the way I feel these days 8-x
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=)) Fair play, I like a man that can take a joke. ^:)^
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My latest addition

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:D ohh nice guitar indeed Drac..
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Sweet!

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Nice Strat. Drac. I had one just like it. It felt so good without even playing a note. Which was just as well with me. ;)
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Finbar wrote:Nice Strat. Drac. I had one just like it. It felt so good without even playing a note. Which was just as well with me. ;)
Yeah - I'm no expert on a 6 string but once you start playing it seems to encourage you to be a bit better!! - does that make sense?
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Drac wrote:
Finbar wrote:Nice Strat. Drac. I had one just like it. It felt so good without even playing a note. Which was just as well with me. ;)
Yeah - I'm no expert on a 6 string but once you start playing it seems to encourage you to be a bit better!! - does that make sense?
Loads of reverb and bass then =)) =)) =))
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Hey....................just like mine, but mine is a 1973!!! (bet yours is in better nick though........!
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I have just been informed by the General manager of Berkeley Castle that the photograph (see below) I submitted has been selected for the 2011 Berkeley Calendar and I have an invitation to the Castle on August 26th when the overall winner will be announced

I took loads of pictures but only one entry [er person was accepted and so I decided to choose this one because it is well framed, with a central focus point (the balcony) and is probably a view few people would consider, and therefore, as I hope, unique!! I love the darkness to light contrast and thinks it works well - luckily so did someone else!!

As with many of my photos, it was not a standard photo but one which had me almost led on the floor :D

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Nice one mate. :thumright:

Hope you win.
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Good stuff Dracster, my little bro takes pics of critters...I'll mail you some over, sure you'll appreciate 'em. 8-)
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