Dracs Hobbies

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Describe your non biking hobby here (keep it clean) and post a few pics if applicable but please make sure they are not massive and don't overload it with pics

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Very well done m8, it is suprisingly hard to take a " good " photograph rather than a snap.

Hope you do well ^:)^
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The Prizegiving was held at Berkeley Castle last night in The Great Hall with prizes given by Charles Berkeley of the Berkeley Family who still live in the castle. In conversation with him after the awards, he told me that the picture I took was showing the sitting room of his parents.

All 12 who were selected for the calendar were awarded an A2 Board picture of their page on the calendar (Mine happens to be May, the same month as my birthday), a family pass to the Castle, a £20 gift voucher for London Camera Exchange, a Winners certificate, a free calendar (which all proceeds go to Cotswold Care Hopsice) and all pictures were on display in the great hall before the awards.

Wine and nibbles were available and a very friendly atmosphere, of mainly "ordinary people", made it a very enjoyable evening.

The pic below, of the presentation, were taken by Emerald (and I am sure she won't mind me saying, they wouldn't win any competition!!! ;)

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Well done Draccers. :-bd %%-
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Nice, pure nice !
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Imagine the skateboarders that rail would see here nowadays!!! [-x

I'd have to agree, i know a few lads that would happily grind down that on their boards and a few that would do it on their BMX's!!!
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My latest painting

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my wall - as with all good artist's someone broke in and nicked the valuable one =))

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Just caught up with this thread, Well done Dracmeister :-bd
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Ohh I really like your paintings Derek... and well done on the competition :-bd
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Blimey, they're really cool Drac 8-) :thumleft:
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Drac you have talent do not stop what you love doing.I really like your work!
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Nice paintings, that's skill.
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Bloody brilliant Derek, ^:)^ B-) B-) B-) B-) ^:)^ (*)
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I've also just seen this thread - and gorr blimey, what a thread it is, too!

Great photos and great paintings too :thumleft:


And a big well done for the prize entry for the calendar :-bd
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A couple of lodgers today

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Yes, but which is actually better... the short stubby one, or the long spindly one? :-?
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^:)^ ^:)^ nicebrushwork drac,also congrats on your calander prize mate.you are a very talented guy :-bd :-bd :-bd
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Congratulations on the calendar mate and i think you should definitely keep up the brush work. A lot of people think they can Draw/Paint/Photograph but you do have a talent (backed up by other peoples judgment).

Good one old man!! :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Pictures taken from around Berkeley on 8th Dec 2010

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Stunning, 2 & 7 could be chrimbo cards. Love the blues in the horizon. :salut:
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Nice pictures Drac. I really like the one with the mistletoe - the light looks quite thundery. that trees about to be worth a bit with xmas an all. great watercolours too.
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Right, this is the scariest thing I have done.......posting this and I know I am in for severe stick. I know my voice isn't great, I know my guitar skills (six string) aren't the best......but here goes, this is what I am doing at the moment for a few hours every Wednesday

It's all rough but getting better week by week

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Oi! That's really good ^:)^

I particularly like the spider and the fly :-bd

I have to say that your voice is pretty damn good, damn sight better than mine.



Only trouble is because I know it's you and how you remind me of Benny Hill, I was really hoping to find a cover of 'Ernie' :(



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Am I the only one to have read about Farrington Gurney?
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My latest acquisition is this.....

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The Blue Telecaster (Mexican)
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Just started home made wine making and the first one is ready - Cherry Wine
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Whish I an Jusht tisting at the momunt hic

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