Skies over Flatholmen

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Comments (12)

Gabor Retei on January 25, 2011

A very nice little gem *Amelia.

Like # 1

Cheers, Gabe

Al Sanin on January 25, 2011

Nice composition! Like! Best wishes Al

Daniel Salomon Rubac… on January 25, 2011

LIKE 3 ...Una belleza de foto estos cielos sobre Flatholmen..! ...Saludos de Danliel,San Gregorio,Santa Fe,Argentina

Nick Weall on January 25, 2011

Great detail but I think you left the enlightened support at home ~ I still love it LGM :) xxx

Amelia Royan on January 26, 2011

Hello Gabe, many thanks for your praise. The island in the background is Flatholmen, and the lighthouse there used to be manned by the father of Bertine and Ester. The 2 girls were very brave when their father and brother were lost in these seas :)

Warm wishes to BC, Amelia

Amelia Royan on January 26, 2011

Good morning Al, thank you my friend. I am very happy that you liked this photo :))

Warm greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on January 26, 2011

Gracias por tus palabras poéticas, Danliel. Me gustan los amplios horizontes de la costa oeste de Noruega.

Saludos, Amelia

Amelia Royan on January 26, 2011

Let me explain the problem dear Nick. I sent the make, model and ID number of the camera to Nikon, and received a reply, only yesterday.

Apparently, on that fateful late Friday afternoon when my camera was assembled, an operator (who wanted to get home quickly because she was going away for the weekend with a handsome young fellow), made the mistake of putting all of the 7 megapixels at an angle of anything between 1 degree and 3 degrees onto the microchip.

I have received effusive letters of apology both from Nikon and from the operator, who has since, incidentally, broken up with handsome young fellow because of her shame. I have persuaded Nikon to keep her on the payroll, as I'm convinced that it was a one off error of judgement.

Unfortunately, since the warranty time has expired on the camera, the fault cannot be rectified, so I have to live with the inconvenience.

However, Nikon have promised to send me the next upmarket model, hot of the assembly line, together with every possible lens, filter, carrying bag, tripod and all accessories for free! I can hardly wait. Lets' hope that it won't be another Friday afternoon model ;)

So you see, even with your enlightened support, it can be difficult to make the necessary adjustments. I'll keep trying to do my best though :)


Nick Weall on January 26, 2011

What a nightmare!!! Maybe just get a pair of elevated Norski booties in the meantime that have an inflatable/deflatable sole and a little rubber bulb for you to squeeze ~ it probably will not keep you on the level, but it might be fun :)) The thought of a Friday afternoon model sounds quite exciting too :)) ~ I'm inclined to think though that this is an issue that will run and run ~ although it might just be a lean period ~ Supportively yours xxx

Amelia Royan on January 26, 2011

I bought some inflatable bootees at the weekend - so now it will only be a matter of getting the number of puffs exact! The only problem is, they don't come with a hand held bulb, so I have to bend down to inflate whichever side is necessary.

This is saving me money on yoga classes mind you ;)

Nick Weall on January 26, 2011

That's the spirit and ought to keep you on the level ~ there is some slight bubble forming in my mind that there might be an easier solution ~ wish I could remember :)))) But hey the added bonus of the exercise outweighs the other solutions I expect ~ watch out for bounce that might be very difficult to stop once started or you might end up bouncing into the water and then of course you would float sole upmost, which might not be so good for your soul ~ tra la la

Amelia Royan on January 26, 2011

I walk with a spring in my step, but you're quite correct, floating bootees on the surface might be a problem. Maybe I need an inflatable neck band as well. But Adrian might be tempted to ... er ...

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  • Uploaded on January 24, 2011
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    by Amelia Royan
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 26.00mm
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