Holiday Time

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by HeatherTheVet, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
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    Heather
    Right team, I'm off to France. I got a new camera bag specially, big enough to tote all the newspapers, books, pens, notepads, receipts, tickets, maps and everything else I pick up along the way.

    I'm not promising enormous piles of photos when I get back. I do promise a lot of sleeping, eating and enjoying the freedom of no computer or phone.

    Make sure nobody steals my seat whilst I'm gone,
    H
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    BB
    Heather, your seat is yours - saved forever! Have a wonderful time and enjoy yourself doing exactly what you feel like doing!:friends:
     
  3. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Herman
    Hi Heather, enjoy your holidays! Vive La France.
     
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    Have a great time.
     
  5. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Herman
    Oops, Heather hasn't a phone or computer, she will propably read our comments / replies after her holiday.
     
  6. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
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    Heather
    Yup, Herman is right, I"m back and just reading these now. Wondering how much I can catch up on here and whether just to let it run and pick up the active threads tomorrow.

    I learned a few things - I saw the Med for the first time, very briefly, from the Camargue. I saw olive trees for the first time. I learned that you can't really eat olives straight off the tree, especially if they're not ripe. I learned that not all 19th century mental asylums were horrendous. I learned about Schismatic Popes. I discovered that cyprus trees really are swirly-wirly like Van Gogh painted them. I discovered there is a gay area of Paris and that we were in it. I learned that in the south of France you can generally get the Telegraph, Times, Daily Mail, Sun, Star but not the Guardian or Guardian Weekly or Independent.

    I also learned that I need another memory card.

    I'll chew through the photos over the next week or two, hopefully some will make the cut. A lot were touristy rubbish.
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Welcome home, Heather - you've been missed but it sounds to me as though you had a good time. I look forward to seeing and reading much more. Here's to the swirly Cyprus trees!:friends:
     
  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I love touristy rubbish......
     
  9. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
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    Heather
    Apart from the touristy rubbish and pondering the wonders of a different lens completely changing the colour of everything, especially the sky, I was amazed to find this. I haven't touched it AT ALL, no PP, no crop, no nothing - this is straight RAW file. It might improve with a crop to take out the stick, but I'm loving it just like this.
    [​IMG][/url] Grasses, St Remy de Provence by heather_t_vet, on Flickr[/IMG]
     
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  10. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
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    bart
    wow, wonderfully dreamy, ethereal photo! incredible that it's a sooc raw file!
    also I enjoyed reading the things you learned on your holiday :smile: