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6th September 2009, 06:07 PM
How nice it was to meet all of you. Some for the 1st time and some to meet again

Also how nice the weather was for us all - specially in the morning

Some views that may amuse those who were there and hopefully also some who were not

Raglan Castle taen with the excellent 7-14 I was lent for the morning .. WANT ONE !

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/823/raglan11.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17488)

I mean this is the classic view and I had no chance other than panoramic stitching with my lenses

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/823/raglan8.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17490)

It is however a mind your toes lens as can be seen in this spiral staircase picture ... I've left it in to make the point rather than cropping/cloning

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/823/raglan6.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17489)

We found plenty of entertainment @ Usk Castle

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/823/usk3.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17491)

Especially John (Zukio) Perriman who found the compost heap to play in

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/823/usk6.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17495)

Lunch was pleasant

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/823/usk5.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17493)

And I got to find out what a good portrait lens the 7-14 was... Sorry Steve..

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/823/usk4.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17492)


Nick Temple-Fry
6th September 2009, 08:44 PM
Nice set Andy

But I'm struck by how 'narrow' the field of view of the 7-14 is compared with my Peleng (totally unfair and meaningless comparison). But from the same PoV (at the top of the tower) I got not only the castle but the visitor centre as well (though if I'd shot looking downwards the whole world would have been bent). I wonder if John Baker tried that shot with the Olympus Fish Eye?.

Actually I'm most impressed - glad I didn't try it as I can't afford to buy it:(


6th September 2009, 10:15 PM
Ahh.. Nick ( and everyone) Apologies ... I mistakenly stripped the EXIF which would have shown that top one was at with my 11-22 and hence it was not as wide as your 8mm Peneng

THis one is a slighly different FOV, but is the 7mm end of the 7-14 and back with EXIF in place


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/823/raglan9.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17530)

7th September 2009, 08:44 AM
A nice set of shots Andy, gives us who were unable to attend an insight into the day, Thanks.


7th September 2009, 03:01 PM
Great shots, and the weather looked good as well

7th September 2009, 06:09 PM
Hi All,

I have been putting a smugmug gallery together, so far only got through the Raglan section but I'm working on the rest. Here is the gallery link and one of the better ones :)



(I am a sucker for B&W)

They are all great locations, thanks for organizing the trip

7th September 2009, 07:18 PM
I like a number of them over there .... especially Number 4 the view of the towers through the windows

Glad you liked the day !


8th September 2009, 11:51 AM
Great set of pictures, Andy! *yes