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Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:36 pm
by Evie B
Wow Joe Way, have you checked the sell-by date on your provisions? I don't think Snowdon is a volcano but there might be some seismic rumblings up there if you eat any of that lot!

Evie B

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:59 pm
by Byron
He's going to power Albert's hot-air balloon.

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:17 am
by Byron
I found the photograph on Amazon where it showed how good a small Canon camera could operate when its owner, Ian, was on Snowdon earlier this year. My thanks to Ian. Well done.
Here it is...toot toot toot...... :D

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:26 pm
by Byron
Here be Portmeirion on a photographic site I belong to...

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/blog/169/12411

If any of you own a Fuji camera, come and join us. 8)

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:40 pm
by kwills
What about a canon 400?

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:41 am
by Byron
kwills wrote:What about a canon 400?
A very good camera. I don't know the answer to your question. Go to the site and 'contact' the admin. I can't find anything in the guidelines applicable to your query. All technical discussion is about Fuji cameras. The pros and cons of the various models (cameras!!)
There are a few professional photographers in the Fuji Forums who are a huge source of hints, tips and guidance. The Galleries are well worth a look. If you don't ask you never find out. ;-)

I know that several Cohenites in here are very keen photographers. Diane produces some haunting B&W imagery. :)

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:10 am
by Diane
I have always used Pentax cameras (and began cos I liked a quote about b/w photography that I can no longer recall from a famous photographer who used Pentax - I always do things for dreamy reasons rather than read loads of reviews and specs), and found them reliable. But imo it's not what you've got but what you do with it:-)

Kwills, I was hoping maybe we'd see you up there next week at some point. Any chance?

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:40 am
by liverpoolken
If this forecast for Barmouth is anything to go by it looks like we may not only need to pack our shorts for the walks but also our bathing cossies..ta ken

http://weather.uk.msn.com/tenday.aspx?w ... c:UKXX0289
barmouth1.jpg

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:52 am
by lizzytysh
Thank you for posting that link to the photographs of Portmeiron, Byron. A magical place beyond belief. Enjoy :D .


~ Lizzy

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:15 am
by Diane
Ken you've gone too far this time. Photoshopping the weather forecast.

It's more than I'd hoped for - an Indian summer after all this dampness. Everything crossed for it!

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:05 pm
by kwills
Well, the weather forecast seems to be pretty good for the next ten days,but then again they've been wrong all summer!
Let's hope they've got it right this time.

Did anyone see The Hairy Bikers in Portmeirion tonight? If you missed it try the BBC I player.

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:09 pm
by tinderella
Ok then, its warm and sunny today in Dublin after nothing but rain for weeks. So how is it looking across the Irish sea then?

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:24 pm
by Henning
The prospect is awesome.

http://weather.uk.msn.com/tenday.aspx?w ... c:UKXX0289

It needs a bit of my "schief" singing to not let it be so sweet and polished.

leo.org says Schief = "cracking voice"

Well done Diane and Tim. You know how to adjust all forecasts to make it look like pure invitation.

H.

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:18 pm
by tinderella
Wow, so I can take half of the stuff out of my bag now... no need for famous blue raincoats if that forecast is correct.

I can cope with a crackin' voice for the weekend I think Henning, after a few drinks of course... But please do not let it be a cracklin' voice like Neil Diamond. :)

Re: Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend, or Isn't It A Long Way Down?

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:02 pm
by liverpoolken
it's official then....photoshopping weather reports can actually change the weather itself...it's going to be a sizzler..so don't forget your sun cream folks...poor Henning who I know was looking forward to a weekend of dark and thunderous skies, swirling mists, high winds, torrential rain tempered with a little snow ....ta ken