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Re: A walk up the Regents Canal,10th Sept.

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Cor!You've got a good memory,I was in need of that bacon butty after an hour.

Looks like Barr1e,Ann1e and I will be out-numbered by you people with "small cameras".
I'm interested in seeing how good the EVF is now.

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I'll redress the balance - GH2 staying at home and E-1 coming out to play.
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Re: A walk up the Regents Canal,10th Sept.

Last bump.


See you in the morning.


PS weather looks OK till late afternoon.Might even put my shorts on!
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Just checked that my trains are running ok

All looks ok
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Another brilliant day out. Thanks everyone for making it such an enjoyable meet-up

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Re: A walk up the Regents Canal,10th Sept.

Here are a few shots from today:



To start with a girl working in St,Pancras, on her break. This was accidentally underexposed by 1 stop and in fact required about 2EVs of of correction in Lightroom to be recovered. I decided to convert it to black and white, add some vignetting and some grain. We got talking to the girl who we discovered is interested in photography and uses both a Russian Lomo camera as well as a Nikon. I've given her our web address here - I hope she will visit!



This was proving to be a very popular spot at Kings Cross for all the Harry Potter fans...



Walking up Midland Road beyond the British Library there are all sorts of interesting things to photograph, as Andy demonstrates!



Taken in the grounds of St.Pancras Old Church, which is a real oasis of green very close to the industrial metropolis of the station. A reminder that autumn is upon us.



This is John concentrating hard on the towpath of the Grand Union Canal.



There are some ponds in the London Wildlife Trust that is situated inbetween the railway lines going into St.Pancras and the canal and look what we found sunning itself, with either a juvenile moorhen or coot for company.



And here is a closer view of our turtle friend.

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Re: A walk up the Regents Canal,10th Sept.

Thanks everyone for turning up.I hope your journey home was OK.John and I had to go all around the houses to get to the Central line.I did enjoy that cup of tea when I got home.

Just a few from today.

Hard days night


Not got a clue mate.


That leaf and gutter.Thanks Graham


St Pancras old church


We were so thirsty you almost could


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Re: A walk up the Regents Canal,10th Sept.

The sun came out for one brief moment, so I was forced to make the most of it.

I was only attracted by the young lady's beautiful shadow.
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Re: A walk up the Regents Canal,10th Sept.

A great day, I think was had by all. The weather forecast, having been unsettled for most of the week, promised us a dry start and this we had, meeting at a cafe in the Grays Inn Road and then crossing over Euston Road to begin our journey north from St Pancras station (on foot, not by rail!) -

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Within the station we found a colourful reminder of next year's sporting event coming to the city -

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We passed through the station and made our way to St Pancras Old Church -

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When the railway line was taken into St Pancras, land was lost to the church and headstones were re-allocated space - but not a lot! -

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Graham, John and Barrie taking a well earned rest in front of the church, deep in conversation -

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We then spent some time at the London Wildlife Trust and at a nearby marina - Jon, John, Ian, Andrew and Andy -

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We then set off for Camden Lock but were very much in need of refreshment by this time and found same at the Constitution, on the edge of Camden Town -

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We walked on but on reaching Camden Lock, our luck ran out and the rain came. Can't complain though - six hours socialising (and photographing) in very pleasant company. Thank you Andy for organising the meet -

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All taken with the E-30.

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Re: A walk up the Regents Canal,10th Sept.

A great day it - thanks andym.

Here are a few from me -

Team andym



The sixth ring






The Hardy Tree





Sign

RIP



Ann1e, Jon, andym and Ian

E-5 - 12-60 lens - A.mode - f6.3/7.1 etc

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EDIT:Thanks to all for being such great company.
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Re: A walk up the Regents Canal,10th Sept.

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The sun came out for one brief moment, so I was forced to make the most of it.

I was only attracted by the young lady's beautiful shadow.
Not quite the Pink Panther.

Nice shot though - the camera/lens performs well.

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All taken with the E-30.

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This is such a nice shot Ann1e - thanks.

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Re: A walk up the Regents Canal,10th Sept.

Thanks to Andy for organizing this meet and for all who came along and were such good company. I see many great pictures have already been posted. I had to have a rest, I was knackered! Here's mine:-

I arrived a little early as I was not sure how long it would take, so I took a few pictures before having breakfast. A local shop had just had a delivery.




I quickly found the cafe where Andy had arraned for us to meet



Then I realized I was holding the map upside down, our cafe was on the opposite side. And an excellent breakfast they did, too.


We came across some interesting establishments as Andy led the way




These flats are now almost of historical and architectural importance




Was I the only one to find some blue sky?



Or did I photoshop it?


We spent some time in the grounds of Paddington old church, a great opportunity for me to try Graham's MFT 9-18mm, a lovely lens and so small






We found a small nature reserve in the middle of London and everyone was soon down to business




Then we walked along the canal to Paddington Lock




We the walked the canal in the other direction, admiring the graffiti along the way






We even found a graffiti pub, where we were glad to stop for refreshments






Followed by another short walk to Camden Lock




Before ending the day at Camden Market






On the way to the tube station we saw the pun of the day (ghostbustours)




And then the punk of the day. He seemed a bit upset that I was taking a picture



Or was he just posing? Charged me 1 for this shot. Anarchist? More like entrepreneur!


I travelled light today, with just an E-PL1 and 14-45mm lens, although I did borrow a VF-2 from Ian and a 9-18mm from Graham. Did I miss the E-3? Not really, and I definitely didn't miss the weight - or rather I did, in a positive way! Was I unable to get any shots with the Pen that I could have got with the E-3? No! I would have liked a telephoto lens at times, but if I did change exclusively to Micro Four Thirds I'd get one.
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Re: A walk up the Regents Canal,10th Sept.

Looks like you guys really had a nice time. Great to see the shots. It's good to see the people behind the forum too, makes it even more friendly. I've been through St Pancras several times but never noticed the lovely church. I guess when I'm there I'm too busy thinking about where I've got to get to and how late I am. Now I'm wishing I'd made some time to take a day out and jump on the train to have joined you.
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Looks like you guys really had a nice time. Great to see the shots. It's good to see the people behind the forum too, makes it even more friendly. I've been through St Pancras several times but never noticed the lovely church. I guess when I'm there I'm too busy thinking about where I've got to get to and how late I am. Now I'm wishing I'd made some time to take a day out and jump on the train to have joined you.
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Re: A walk up the Regents Canal,10th Sept.

Trouble with leaving it for a few hours is all the best photos have been posted!

Thanks Andy for organising a really nice walk, and it was great to meet everyone. A few additional shots from me are included in my gallery here, but for some reason I can't get them to link into this post this morning - no idea why, as it's worked fine in the past.

Might try again later!

Cheers,

Jon
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