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About jonesy

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    Nottingham - Bread and Lard Island
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    Photography, listening to music... nothing too energetic

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  1. Boy George was an absolute flop on that program. If it werent for his "backup" singer it would've been much worse. Tom Jones was looking old, but at least he could still sing his own songs in tune (to my ears)
  2. belated Merry Christmas to you too Mick and thanks for keeping this show on the road!
  3. I got me mum home from the hospital in time for Christmas, a flashgun for me camera, and plenty of sweeties... thank goodness the kids still have and play with their wii... we have some new games for me to make an eejit of myself with this year
  4. Nice pics I agree, I'm drawn to the water. While I was on this course, we got into trying out new things and I really enjoyed the longer exposures and night shots, and on a trip with the kids to Blackpool I took advantage of that, and got some great (for me) shots of the illuminations. I've also found that I dont get so irritated over little things anymore... bonus
  5. Maybe so... I suppose we always think things are worse now than they were in "the good old days"
  6. I think my final submission one was about midway between the two for brightness and contrast... The one that was on my site was uploaded there before I made my last minute (day before submission) adjustments If anyone is interested I'll find one I submitted, and post that (or email to Mick so he can post it ) The rule of thirds is a basic rule of photography, but in this case the sea was more of a feature to me, as the sea was very rough that day, and the very long exposure had smoothed it and given it a strange look and feel, so I opted to put the cloudline on the top thirds line... I just
  7. My grandad used to talk about swimming near the suspension bridge, so could it be somewhere near that? It seemed strange to me that people would want to swim in something as polluted as the Trent, but I guess it hasnt always been polluted.
  8. I've been missing for a few weeks, only finding time to come visit on the odd occasion. A couple of years ago, my hubby bought me a DSLR camera, and I'd been using it like I would a point and shoot camera... recently I found an online photography course through the Open University.. 10 weeks of learning how to take photos, and how to edit them in photoshop! I'd been struggling to keep up, but late last week, I finally got my best 10 images in for my assignment (my favourite is this one from a trip to Blackpool this year, a 30 second photo, taken in lowlight/moonlight. http://www.travelthr
  9. Gosh, while I was on the missing list it sounds like I've missed a rough patch. I think it must be a sign of the times with stuff like this, as the work forum I visit has had problems recently too. The best thing I can offer is "think before you post". and "treat other members as you want to be treated"
  10. No I think us "older" people are safer. According to the policeman that came to pick us up to make a statement, its the older teen boys that are "selected" more often than not. The policeman was very nice, and said that he'd only been on the "bridgford beat" for a few weeks and its a breath of fresh air compared to "central" so I suppose there are still nice areas around... its a shame that the bad areas are as bad as they are Tracey
  11. In the meadows, somewhere along the no 11 bus route (he's dyslexic, and in a strange place, and unfortunately, getting off the bus at the wrong stop made it wrong place/wrong time) But yes, lets give all our hard earned tax money to the druggies so they can have a free fix, and yes, let them get away with crime cos they're off their heads and didnt know what they were doing... Sorry, do I sound bitter.... well its understandable, thats BOTH of my twins got "done" by the hoodie brigade. I try to bring them up "right" but have also told them that no property of theirs is worth risking your lif
  12. Sorry in advance if this is in the wrong place... I just need to rant... My teenage son was robbed at knifepoint on Friday and I'm still reeling from the shock. Fortunately he did as we said, telling him that to lose his possessions were better than to lose his life. My son is severely dyslexic (and ADHD too) and unfortunately got off the bus at the wrong stop. He was taking his laptop to be repaired on a busy friday, so you would think he'd be safe, but no, he was approached by some drugged up teens and they surrounded him and searched him for drugs. I'm so thankful he didnt have any of his
  13. Normally my son goes to 2 or 3 poppy selling days with his cadet squadron, but not this year for some reason. (Though he was on 2 of the local parades today)
  14. One of mine is the same as one of yours. The self-serve checkouts really bug me. Maybe I'm just being a tight-arse but isnt part of what we pay in our shops there to pay the staff? If so, why does it cost the same amount to buy the goods whether we go thru the proper checkouts as it does when we go thru the "cant be bothered to serve you, so do it yourself" checkouts?