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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #75 on: March 01, 2018, 07:42:37 PM »
I realised I haven’t shared any pictures of the Gibraltar monkeys yet, so here are a couple:







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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #76 on: March 01, 2018, 07:55:24 PM »
Such a serious monkey!
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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #77 on: March 01, 2018, 08:33:12 PM »
I realised I haven’t shared any pictures of the Gibraltar monkeys yet, so here are a couple:







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I love those photos! And that last face


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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #78 on: March 02, 2018, 10:07:24 AM »
I realised I haven’t shared any pictures of the Gibraltar monkeys yet, so here are a couple:







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OMG love them! haha
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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #79 on: March 02, 2018, 01:38:26 PM »
Monkeys!!!!!  What fabulous photos!!  Were you as close to them as the photos allow us to believe?


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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #80 on: March 02, 2018, 02:01:42 PM »
Monkeys!!!!!  What fabulous photos!!  Were you as close to them as the photos allow us to believe?

Thanks :).

I do have a zoom lens, which I used for the close-up shots, but yes, I was that close - they just hang out along the paths/rocks and in the trees. You're not supposed to touch them or feed them unless you have a licence to do so, but the tour guides will encourage them with food and let people hold them (which I don't really agree with, but what can you do?).

I quite like this one too... he was just hanging out and sitting there as everyone walked past him and took pictures:




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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #81 on: March 02, 2018, 03:03:53 PM »
Thanks :).

I do have a zoom lens, which I used for the close-up shots, but yes, I was that close - they just hang out along the paths/rocks and in the trees. You're not supposed to touch them or feed them unless you have a licence to do so, but the tour guides will encourage them with food and let people hold them (which I don't really agree with, but what can you do?).

I quite like this one too... he was just hanging out and sitting there as everyone walked past him and took pictures:




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He looks like he's just sitting there and contemplating life.
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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #82 on: March 16, 2018, 12:08:16 PM »
Went to the Brewdog Reading's soft open for Equity for Punk members (my husband is the shareholder but I got to be the +1 heh). Was a cool space. Had to take the picture as I'm a sucker for Edison bulbs...


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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #83 on: March 16, 2018, 01:08:09 PM »
Went to the Brewdog Reading's soft open for Equity for Punk members (my husband is the shareholder but I got to be the +1 heh). Was a cool space. Had to take the picture as I'm a sucker for Edison bulbs...

Me too!  We have an opening between the future kitchen and lounge.  I've convinced my husband that we will put the sink there and we will have edison-style LED pendant lights hanging down in the space.  And it will be cool.
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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #84 on: March 16, 2018, 01:19:35 PM »
Me too!  We have an opening between the future kitchen and lounge.  I've convinced my husband that we will put the sink there and we will have edison-style LED pendant lights hanging down in the space.  And it will be cool.

Husband caved and let me order an edison bulb with an industrial style fixture for our garden room. I intend on replacing the light and taking the edison bulb with me when we move haha
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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #85 on: March 16, 2018, 01:31:26 PM »
Husband caved and let me order an edison bulb with an industrial style fixture for our garden room. I intend on replacing the light and taking the edison bulb with me when we move haha

At first my husband was opposed, but then I showed him that the higher end LED ones now can come with curved filaments, like an authentic bulb, and that's when he came on board.  As we discussed how we would hang them to make them work in the space, he got increasingly excited by the idea.

My husband has high standards when it comes to aesthetics... I'm glad.  I've never had a house to decorate before, and there are things I've seen and liked over the years, and now we get to try them out.  But he likes stuff, too, so we get to collaborate and make something even more awesome than I can do on my own.  And hopefully we'll be able to get started this year!  I've always wanted to have a space that feels comfortable but also makes people say "Oh!" in a good way when they walk in.
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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #86 on: March 16, 2018, 01:37:26 PM »
At first my husband was opposed, but then I showed him that the higher end LED ones now can come with curved filaments, like an authentic bulb, and that's when he came on board.  As we discussed how we would hang them to make them work in the space, he got increasingly excited by the idea.

My husband has high standards when it comes to aesthetics... I'm glad.  I've never had a house to decorate before, and there are things I've seen and liked over the years, and now we get to try them out.  But he likes stuff, too, so we get to collaborate and make something even more awesome than I can do on my own.  And hopefully we'll be able to get started this year!  I've always wanted to have a space that feels comfortable but also makes people say "Oh!" in a good way when they walk in.

haha I'm definitely the one out of the two of us that cares about the aesthetics. Like he cares, but he will sacrifice look for price. The kitchen in our house, for example, has eggshell/cakebatter yellow coloured cupboards...Apologies if anybody has picked this colour as well for their kitchen but I personally am not a fan of that colour for this purpose. I told him if I were picking, I'd be going with either wood or a very light colour grey. He told me that he thinks eggshell and grey are pretty much the same in that respect. I told him that the grey had more of a natural tone (closer to a plain earthy colour) and he was like "no I think eggshell is probably just as natural". I was like........no. Just no.

We're redoing our bathroom completely and we're looking at styles we like of things. he's happy with plain, bog standard stuff because we'll eventually sell and move. I'm more worried about it looking aesthetically pleasing haha
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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #87 on: March 16, 2018, 01:42:57 PM »
We're redoing our bathroom completely and we're looking at styles we like of things. he's happy with plain, bog standard stuff because we'll eventually sell and move. I'm more worried about it looking aesthetically pleasing haha

Bathrooms and kitchens sell houses.  Go for the aesthetically pleasing!  Have a look at some showhomes for ideas.  There are one or two near you.   ;) ;D ;) ;D ;) ;D


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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #88 on: March 16, 2018, 01:43:57 PM »
Bathrooms and kitchens sell houses.  Go for the aesthetically pleasing!  Have a look at some showhomes for ideas.  There are one or two near you.   ;) ;D ;) ;D ;) ;D

Oh yeah, he won't be winning that one out ;) He just doesn't see a problem with eggshell/cake batter yellow cabinets. Is it just me???
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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #89 on: March 16, 2018, 01:49:46 PM »
Oh yeah, he won't be winning that one out ;) He just doesn't see a problem with eggshell/cake batter yellow cabinets. Is it just me???

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