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Brittany, part deux

A few more from Brittany.

The last is from roof space of the old Nazi submarine base at Lorient. It has a double-skinned construction - the lower one consisting of 1.5m of solid concrete and the upper one of repeating concrete beams each separated by a meter or so. In between the two was a space of about 4m in height with apertures along the sides. The idea was that a bomb landing on the upper roof would explode on impact, but the blast would then evacuate through the void between the two rooves and then out the sides. It was extremely effective. The biggest bomb the British had at the time was unable to penetrate it.

So successful was the place protected and guarded that Churchill eventually gave the order to completely destroy the town of Lorient in order to deny the Germans access to resources and infrastructure. This was duly done during Jan & Feb 1943 and only one street of the old town now remains.


Doelan, Brittany at Daybreak by Paul Kaye, on Flickr



La Roche by Paul Kaye, on Flickr



And the Tide Rushes In by Paul Kaye, on Flickr



Rcession by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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Re: Brittany, part deux

Lovely interesting set Paul and great narrative. Nice to be able to see the entire photo without scrolling all over the screen.

It seems to be the trend now on this site to post massive over sized pics which I simply refuse to view and immediately close.

Thanks for posting these Paul.

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Re: Brittany, part deux

Interesting slice of history. Thanks.
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Re: Brittany, part deux

Another nice set. I'd be tempted to take some off the bottom of the first to emphasize that sky more.
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Re: Brittany, part deux

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Lovely interesting set Paul and great narrative. Nice to be able to see the entire photo without scrolling all over the screen.

It seems to be the trend now on this site to post massive over sized pics which I simply refuse to view and immediately close.

Thanks for posting these Paul.

Best regards,

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Exactly what John said.
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Lovely interesting set Paul and great narrative. Nice to be able to see the entire photo without scrolling all over the screen.

It seems to be the trend now on this site to post massive over sized pics which I simply refuse to view and immediately close.

Thanks for posting these Paul.

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Sometimes less is more!

Seriously though, the problem is that if you have a huge 4k monitor or such like, then it's easy to think everyone has one. Viewing a 1024 pixel-wide image (like the ones I posted) on a 4k monitor makes them look very small. So if you do use a big monitor it's easy to post images that are too big for people with smaller screens. Ideally, if you do have a smaller screen and don't want to do sideways scrolling, the best thing is to auto shrink images. There a nice Chrome plug in that will do this for you:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...jmekfhbm?hl=en

I personally only post small images both for the reasons above, but also to keep bandwidth utilisation low. Nothing worse than trying to load a page over a crappy internet link that is umpteen megabytes in size.
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Re: Brittany, part deux

Grumpy morning for Johns I guess
Have to say I do agree with you though when the images get too big it's a pain. Mind you Pauls lovely images here look better on Flickr as they are a bit bigger on there. I usually post mine around 960 as the largest dimension but that does often seem a bit small these days. So what would you see as the recommended or preferred sizes guys?
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Grumpy morning for Johns I guess
Have to say I do agree with you though when the images get too big it's a pain. Mind you Pauls lovely images here look better on Flickr as they are a bit bigger on there. I usually post mine around 960 as the largest dimension but that does often seem a bit small these days. So what would you see as the recommended or preferred sizes guys?
I too would be interested what everyone thinks is the best size to post on here.

I normally go for 1024 px (occasionally 1200 px} on the long edge. The gallery limits the file size to 500K so that prevents posting large files. I also limit the files to 72 px per inch. Maybe we should have a survey.
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Grumpy morning for Johns I guess
Have to say I do agree with you though when the images get too big it's a pain. Mind you Pauls lovely images here look better on Flickr as they are a bit bigger on there. I usually post mine around 960 as the largest dimension but that does often seem a bit small these days. So what would you see as the recommended or preferred sizes guys?
This John is grumpy morning, noon and night !

To me, any size which means I don't have to scroll for 5 minutes to view the image is fine. When members posted from the gallery this never seemed to be a problem.

The "For Sale" section seems to be the board of choice now for posting massive oversized images where it takes 5 mins to actually find an image of a small lens or other small item pictured on a large tabletop.

Being a dedicated member of the "Grump Fraternity", if people can't be bothered to post images of a reasonable size for viewing, or post links as opposed to actual photos, I can't be bothered to look

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Re: Brittany, part deux

A fine example of an oversized photo where the OP suggests if you want to see it in a normal size you should open another tab.

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=45477

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Edit: If this topic is to be continued maybe another thread is advised as this thread is about Paul's excellent images. Sorry Paul
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http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=45477

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Re: Brittany, part deux

Nice set Paul
I would have stopped down a bit to slow the shutter speed on the beach but thats me.
I love the mono shot it is very well taken but IMO more could be brought out in the detail while remaining dark overall.
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Re: Brittany, part deux

Another great set Paul, #1 and #4 for me.
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Re: Brittany, part deux

Nice set of images Paul, No. 1 my favourite

I'm off a little farther south next month, the Dordogne.

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Nice set of images Paul, No. 1 my favourite

I'm off a little farther south next month, the Dordogne.

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Dordogne - very nice. Lovely part of the world.
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