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Postby keeper » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:20 pm

Thanks Dancer :D brought back many happy memories :D lovely photos.
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Postby Holla » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:50 pm

lovely shots and weather great too,never knew the la Touche had closed when did this happen ?
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Postby grammer » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:09 am

Brilliant photos-
like everyone else did'nt know the La Touche is gone
Happy memories here too -
would'nt you think Denis would have told us :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby spudseamus » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:59 am

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Postby Strum » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:36 pm

Great photos Dancer. Ahhh the La Touche. Fond memories. :D
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Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:14 pm

You put me to shame Dancer,great pics though. Yeah the La Touche is closed for some time now. It was bought in the so called boom years and even got planning permission for apartments,so what's going to happen to it now I've no idea. It was a very elegant hotel,my eldest daughter had her marriage reception there and there could not have been a better place to have a reception. It had a wonderful spiral staircase which was ideal for wedding photos and was very popular among the locals and gave valuable local employment. It is still very much missed but the greed of a quick profit took precedent over the social and cultural benefits that it bestowed. :(
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Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:36 pm

Dancer I'd like to say that there is no dog pooh in Greystones,there is,may be not as much as other areas,but I'm afraid there are irresponsible people everywhere. In regards to the La Touche it would be great to see it re-open as a hotel but in the present economic circumstances I can't see it happening anytime soon. Nonetheless, Greystones is a great place to live and the fact that it is by the sea gives it that added attraction. And the people are very liberal, they even allow" Northsiders" to come down and take photos. :lol:
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Postby Rocker » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:19 pm

Dancer,

You have a great eye for photos. Those shots of Greystones are fab. I havent been there for ages but they have put the longing on me. Love the pier pics too. Keep posting it will make me get out and about to try and see if I can get a good shot. I got a camera at last so the novice will try to emulate the great masters.
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Postby Rocker » Tue May 28, 2013 11:34 am

Got a great booklet yesterday about gathering events .... and in Greystones

Greystones Arts Festival 31 May to 2 june

includes music, street theatre, flash mob,dance jams,fireworks and God knows what

www.greystonesartsfestival.com
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Postby Denis Cromie » Tue May 28, 2013 8:25 pm

Yeah it should be a good weekend down here. The Festival is always well organised with lots of Street and pub entertainment. As it happens I'll be up in The Graduate on Saturday at a relation's do and will probably be meeting up with more relations on the Sunday so I'll miss most of the fun down here. If the weather is good a trip down on the Dart would make for a good day out.
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Postby Rocker » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:35 am

Was down around the pier on 14 October and it was very stormy but the sea was looking good

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Postby Rocker » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:39 am

another one

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Postby Strum » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:54 am

Great shots Rocker. No matter how many photos I see of the same places they are always so different.
Really good shots. Are they by HID or yourself? ;) :D

Cool, I was looking for a portal pic. Cheers. ;)
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Postby Rocker » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:57 am

Ha ha...I did them all meself...getting the hang of taking the camera with me!!
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Postby Strum » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:38 am

Ehh...without being too technical what Camera are you using?
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Postby Jemser » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:39 am

Great shots Rocker, Eric Luke and Cyril Byrne had better look out now that we have our own roving reporter.
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Postby Rocker » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:39 am

Strum wrote:Ehh...without being too technical what Camera are you using?

Now, I want no laughing from you camera buffs...this is an idiot proof Panasonic FS18 Lumix with wait for it...Intelligent Auto. I got it as a pressie last year but, have only used it a few times. It is tiny but, if I master taking shots I'll progress but, this is so lightweight and fits in my pocket. In defense of the little beginner camera...we were with a group in the salt mines in Poland last year and all the big ...bells and streamers cameras wouldn't take any decent shots underground...my little baby clicked away and took grand photos...
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Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:38 pm

Is there no end to your talent Rocker. wuu wuu. They say that all great photographers are nosey. :P
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Postby Gulliver » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:04 pm

Rocker wrote:this is an idiot proof Panasonic FS18 Lumix with wait for it...Intelligent Auto.


It's a great wee camera. Many of the greatest photographs of the past century and a half were taken with cameras which had much less capability. The secret of good photography is in the eye of the photographer, with an occasional bit of help from Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop.
It has over 16megapixels, which means that you can crop unwanted parts of a picture and still have high resolution - indeed, all of that resolution is wasted if you only view pictures on a screen - and I've seen your screen, Rocker. It could produce superb prints when enlarged up to poster size
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Postby Navanman » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:40 pm

Rocker I think your photos are excellent. Particularly like the light in the first one.

I carry around a small Fuji camera in the glove compartment of the car in case "that special shot" comes along.

David ??? famous english photographer always recommends you carry around a small camera for those special shots.

How long do you get out of your battery?


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Postby Jemser » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:06 pm

Would that be David Bailey Navanman?
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Postby Navanman » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:27 am

It is - mind went a blank.

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Postby Rocker » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:12 am

Navanman wrote:How long do you get out of your battery?

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At the rate I use it the battery lasts for weeks :lol:
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Postby spudseamus » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:19 am

Heart string pullers scry
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Postby Rocker » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:52 am

these are not the best but the colours of the sea got me
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