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  1. grebeman

    Farm and Agricultural Photo Collection

    Good to see this thread resurrected. This one comes from last September, a flock of young rams. The young rams by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr Barrie
  2. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    Nunney Castle leads Braunton Back in the spring these two engines had worked a service from Bristol To Plymouth. Here they're seen on the return journey near the top of Hemerdon Bank just east of Plymouth, a 2.5 mile long 1 in 42 incline, so pretty hard work for a steam engine...
  3. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    Braunton and Nunney Castle This shot shows Braunton and Nunney Castle working down from Exeter to Penzance (the far west of Cornwall) on the Friday afternoon with passengers who'd come down from London to Exeter behind Tangmere. This shot was taken west of South Brent in south Devon. One...
  4. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    Hi Monty. The white indicator discs were carried by Southern railway engines to indicate either the type of train or more usually the route, presumably more important to signalmen of old on the intensive suburban services they used to run. Most other regions just used them to indicate the type...
  5. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    The Atlantic Coast Express This weekend saw the 50th anniversary of the last running of the Atlantic Coast Express which used to leave London (Waterloo) at 11;00 every day with through coaches for up to 8 destinations in Devon and Cornwall. This down train used to arrive at Exeter Central at...
  6. grebeman

    Share Dragonfly & Butterfly & Insects

    Newly emerged Keeled Skimmer This sequence shows a newly emerged female Keeled Skimmer Orthetrum coerulescens, in the first shot its wings are virtually fully expanded, then it expands its body and finally "flicks" its wings open ready for its maiden flight. The old larval skin (exuvia) from...
  7. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    Some more from Buckfastleigh 140705-1100482 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr 5542 departs, the driver preparing to pick up the single line working token from the signalman 140705-1100489 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr A design of switcher (shunter to us Brits) introduced by the US Army...
  8. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    In the space of some 30 miles between Newton Abbot and Plymouth in south Devon are the third, fourth and seventh steepest inclines on the British mainline railway system, collectively known as the South Devon Banks. They were a formidable challenge in the days of steam. Today that era was...
  9. grebeman

    Show "Bus" Photos

    It's that old Bristol K6A again, at the 2013 rally Barrie
  10. grebeman

    Show "Bus" Photos

    Veteran to the rescue The regular service bus has failed with a diesel fuel leak. A veteran Bristol K6A dating from 1945 that used to work this route and was on a rally replicating old bus routes in the area picks up some of the stranded passengers The old bus pulls away leaving its modern...
  11. grebeman

    Show "Boats"

    Winter berths under threatening skies GH2, 14-140mm (Mk 2) Barrie
  12. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    Branch line working after the demise of steam The epitome of UK branch line working after the demise of steam The crew of a single unit diesel railcar wait patiently for departure time at Buckfastleigh In the lengthening early March afternoon shadows the starter signal drops and the...
  13. grebeman

    The Dedicated Black & White Image Thread

    In the valley of the Glaze Brook Barrie
  14. grebeman

    Showcase Nikkor 35mm f/2.8

    GF1 with 35mm f/2.8 Nikkor Barrie
  15. grebeman

    Showcase Nikon 55mm f/2.8 Micro Nikkor

    Glaze Brook cascades over rock GF1 with 55mm f/2.8 micro Nikkor Barrie
  16. grebeman

    Showcase Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 ZD 4/3 (non SWD)

    Brixham trawler Vigilance BM76 coming about Vigilance close hauled Torbay lifeboat on a shout Barrie
  17. grebeman

    The Dedicated Black & White Image Thread

    Maritime shots from Plymouth The tanker Bro Distributor enters the Cattewater on a quiet November day The Plymouth pilot boat Maker near Mayflower steps Barrie
  18. grebeman

    Share your Golden Hour & Blue Hour Photos

    Dawn arrival in Plymouth The tanker Bro Deliverer arriving in Plymouth on a dawn high tide She passes below the Citadel in the Cobbler Channel with Smeatons Tower (the former 3rd Eddystone lighthouse) seen on the Hoe Approaching the turning area off the village of Turnchapel Now...
  19. grebeman

    Show "Boats"

    Some taken from Mount Batten Pier overlooking Plymouth Sound These first three were taken at an annual old gaffers event held in Plymouth in late July of this year The Salcombe lifeboat "Baltic Exchange" returning to station following some maintenance work carried out in...
  20. grebeman

    Panasonic DMC-G6 Lumix Samples / Gallery

    Bringing in the "Winter" From a couple of days ago, the tanker Winter entering the port of Plymouth (UK) not long after first light Being brought in from Plymouth Sound Passing Mount Batten Pier and about to enter the Cobbler Channel Final nudging into the discharging berth in...
  21. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    Lydham Manor at Buckfastleigh on a milk train Barrie
  22. grebeman

    Show "Boats"

    The Torbay lifeboat leaves Brixham on a shout The Brixham sailing trawler "Vigilance" coming about Barrie
  23. grebeman

    Showcase Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG macro lens

    Southern Hawker Dragonfly Immature male Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea Barrie
  24. grebeman

    Share Dragonfly & Butterfly & Insects

    Southern Hawker Immature male Southern Hawker Dragonfly Aeshna cyanea Barrie
  25. grebeman

    My photo's of the Isle of Harris, Scotland

    I was there for a week one June in the mid 70's with my folding rollfilm Voigtlander, a week of drizzle and cloud low enough to be virtually sitting on the sea. You struck lucky with the weather and your photography ably shows the potential of the place. Barrie
  26. grebeman

    The Dedicated Black & White Image Thread

    Two maritime themed images from recent days Inbound from Rotterdam, a tanker enters the port of Plymouth (UK) with refined products Outbound from Plymouth to Milford Haven (west Wales) having discharged its cargo Barrie
  27. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    A regular and a stranger A typical engine (Manor Class) Lydham Manor that would have worked this line in the days of steam. She's leaving Kingswear for the regular 30 minute run to Paignton on this preserved line. Very much a stranger, 300 miles or more from its regular haunts in the...
  28. grebeman

    Share Birds

    Rock pooling Little Egret GH2 with 45-175mm zoom Barrie
  29. grebeman

    An old paddler from a bygone era graces the River Dart

    Yes, the preservation trust that have owned her for many years have done an excellent job of keeping her in good condition, no easy task. I'm not sure what arrangement has been made with them and the Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company who are now operating her on the Dart. Here's a...
  30. grebeman

    An old paddler from a bygone era graces the River Dart

    Tim, Yes, taken on 30th April. I was on the 10:30 trip which is only listed on a Tuesday and a Thursday. There were so few bookings they weren't sure if it would run or not, but with steam up they went. There were only about 10 of us on board for that trip, so few heads to get in the way of...
  31. grebeman

    An old paddler from a bygone era graces the River Dart

    A year round paddle steamer passenger service was established on the River Dart by the 1860's at which time it was an important service for locals. By the 1920's it was a summer only service and thus more for holiday makers and the like, though photographs from that era show a sister ship to...
  32. grebeman

    An old paddler from a bygone era graces the River Dart

    In 1924 a steel hulled, 108 feet long paddle steamer, yard number 667, was launched from the shipyard of Philip and Son, Dartmouth. She was called Kingswear Castle and actually used secondhand engines from the previous Kingswear Castle built by Cox and Co of Falmouth in Cornwall in 1904. She...
  33. grebeman

    Herons in Sweden

    In those group shots it looks almost as if those Herons are performing a ballet. Barrie
  34. grebeman

    1450's working day

    Jon, that's the result of using rather a high structure level in Silver Efex Pro 2, it makes for a somewhat dramatic, but rather false effect. I should probably have settled for a lower, but more realistic level. Barrie
  35. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    1450 on an auto train A full series of pictures for 1450's day can be seen at https://www.mu-43.com/f60/1450s-working-day-41682/ Barrie
  36. grebeman

    1450's working day

    A typical railway branch line locomotive, 1450 prepares for it's working day on an auto train service. The auto train coach has a driving compartment at one end from which the driver can control the steam engine by a series of linked metal rods running below the coach and the engine. Thus at the...
  37. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    James, you'll find out all you need to know from this site The GWR Steam Railmotor and Trailer Project Barrie
  38. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    Steam railcar working This steam railcar was originally built in 1908. The original steam boiler and driven bogie were removed and scrapped in 1934, the carriage being rebuilt and retained in service. It was eventually bought for preservation and has been fully refurbished. A new boiler and...
  39. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    Local branch line running My local preserved railway has been running some typical branch line services. Here's an early morning local typical of the last days of steam working on a country branch line The early morning train to Totnes draws into Staverton The driver awaits the all...
  40. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    Branch Line Morning Milk Local Goods G1 with 14-45mm Barrie
  41. grebeman

    Blackcap

    The bird pictured is Sylvia atricapilla, strictly an old world species so whatever you are seeing in the States is not this species. Our wintering individuals in the UK are from a population that summers in the Black Forest in Germany and migrates north west for the winter, determined by ringing...
  42. grebeman

    Bees !

    Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro Kern Paillard 150mm f/4 Yvar + extension tube Kern Paillard 150mm f/4 Yvar + extension tube Barrie
  43. grebeman

    Trains! All aboard! Post your railroad photos

    This thought was expressed some time ago, so here's an effort in b+w at long last, better late than never :smile: Barrie
  44. grebeman

    The Real Street Thread II

    Timing is everything Barrie
  45. grebeman

    The Real Street Thread II

    More the rail than the pavement With endless grey days I've been giving some of last years images the black and white treatment. These 3 are from my nearest preserved steam railway. Men and machine take a rest The fireman takes a breather The fireman awaits the starting signal...
  46. grebeman

    Panasonic G1 still decent?

    I've just had a look at a UK dealers website, secondhand prices for G1 bodies about £100-120, for G2 in the range £170-200. Barrie
  47. grebeman

    Lack of excitement about GH3?

    It will be interesting to see if David finds out how to get magnified view for manual focusing with adapted lenses, the latest blog of his I read indicated that the familiar two button operation did not work on his new toy. If that operation is more convoluted it might take the edge off his...
  48. grebeman

    Panasonic G1 still decent?

    I still have a G1 (and GF1) which get used. The thumbwheel placement is not ideal, I find it gets more easily accidentally activated than on my GH2. A little more care might be required with higher dynamic range scenes, if critical I have been known to meter the highlights with my Sekonic...
  49. grebeman

    Anybody try telephoto C-mount lenses?

    Bracket for Kern Paillard Yvar 150mm f/4 lens I've finally found the shot of the Kern Paillard Yvar 150mm f/4 lens in it's home made mounting bracket. The nylon clamping screw seen in the 1st shot was replaced with a brass one having a nylon insert in the end to prevent marking of the barrel of...
  50. grebeman

    Anybody try telephoto C-mount lenses?

    As I stated in my post, I was a very lucky recipient of this lens as a gift from a friend (someone who was using some of the 1st digital cameras to appear in the UK when you carried them in bits in a case). As an item that was made in the 1950's in Switzerland all I can say is that it is a...
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