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Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by bilzmale, Jan 30, 2018.
Well done - we've made it to the end of the month.
I've been struggling with extreme pain in my foot since last Friday, finally caved in and went to the doc. "GOUT!" he cried, and prescribed an appropriate med. Alas, it didnt help. I'm not going anywhere. And we finally got a little rain. Less than a mm, but at least the air has cooled somewhat.
Last shot for the month, doodoodoo lookin out my front door (more or less)
Sue, I hope you'll get better soon - and find something that works for you in terms of medication.
Best of luck, Sue, gout can be a nasty bugger. Luckily medication is quite effective, I believe. An anti-inflammatory diet works well too. It's certainly helping my arthritis although I'm craving cheese and bacon ;-)
Thanks Matt. I've been taking aspirin now for days, thenew meds seem to have kicked in now so a couple of days hence I should be back to normal.
Thanks Martin. Don't talk to me about diet (diabetic so low carb, thyroid so no soya or phytoestrogens, sulfite sensitivity and now this.) I'm down to a glass of water and a caraway seed by now!!
Its all good. I cope.
Dark cherry extract is good for gout too...
Not a good start today - computer will not boot. Took it to the repair man and it behaved flawlessly. Bought it home and NOTHING.
A hasty grab shot and trying to post via my son's laptop. No editing software installed.
I count 30, there's one missing , I guess it's a little early for the 31st. January gloom is spot on for the month just endured, you pictured it well.
Thanks for your comment Barrie. The jpeg containing the collection is my entry for day 31. An extra photo would give me design issues. So there won’t be a fresh photo today, even if it is again a very gloomy day.
With pain in my heart my nikon disposed of but I am totally happy with my fujifilm.
I enjoyed all of the pictures again.
Karen your special view results in beautiful images, Antonio what a beautiful series too, Marlof the way you see landscapes, the planes and lines, so amazing, and I would like to thank you for your support and for the last photo! See you next year.
Hanneke I declared your last entry a winner because I know that you’ve envisioned a collage entry for day 31 the whole month, and your attention paid off. It’s an amazing and diverse collection of photos of road crosses, the end result is stunning!
PS: on a technical note: the OOC Acros JPEGs your new XT20 delivers are amazing.
This was an easy shot in terms of effort, I can see it from my cottage every day. In 1905 the Automobile Association (AA) was set up in the UK mainly to give motorists, there weren't many, advance warning of police speed traps. In 1906 they started to erect village and town signs giving mileages to nearby places and London. By 1939 there were 30,000 such signs at which time local authorities were given the duty to provide such signs. This is the AA sign from my village now preserved by my landlord in the former farm yard, so no longer visible from the road. I guess it dates from the 1920's or 1930's. I couldn't reproduce the whole image in monochrome and loose that distinctive yellow roundel so here it is as a partial colour shot.
All my shots for the month have been either in the parish or no further away than Kingsbridge (2.5 miles as you can see). I've walked to most of them. It's just as well I got this shot early, it's now very wet with hail stones hammering down, might as well have challenging weather right to the end of the month. The forecast for the next few days is quite promising, typical.
From here to there
A very nice collection of shots from your parish it has become, Barrie. I really enjoy your eye for detail.
I hope things improve soon, Sue. Thanks for staying with us until the end, in spite of your health.
Here we go, last shot of the month and I've done a gloomy edit in Luminar of this one. I thought it suited the feel of the photo, taken at the motorway services on my way to a day in the office for a change.
Waiting.... by Martin Connolly, on Flickr
What better ending than the couch in my office with my Leica M6 pillow:
I enjoyed this series. I never knew these crucifixes existed, and this was a lovely excursion though their place in the world.
My colleague went through a bout of gout recently. He's in his early forties and very fit but was in incredible pain. Of course, we joked about his Falstaffian lifestyle. My best wishes to you, Sue, as I have seen first hand how painful this condition can be.
Having had severe gout you have my sympathy Sue. The first time I had it I was given an antibiotic and it cleared up after about a week or so. The next time I got it I saw my doctor and she advised that gout is usually triggered by a reaction to a specific food or drink creating Uric acid crystals that accumulate in a particular joint. She asked me to think back and see if I could think of anything I had eaten before the two attacks of gout that I don't normally eat. The answer for me was chocolate, particularly Dark plain chocolate. Stopped eating plain chocolate and haven't had it since. YMMV.