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furdy

Cornwall....a few pics of our weekend

We had a long weekend in Cornwall. Nothing fancy, just a few nights in a caravan and a chance to visit family. We did manage to dodge the rain and take the kids to a couple of the places they have most wanted to see.

The view from our window......


Just a hop down the lane, Kennack Sands......


The first day we took the girls to Lizard Point

The disused Lizard Lifeboat Station.....


The view the lifeboat crews must have had, imagine this in a force eight....


The view from the beach......


Boats still used at the point.......


The Lizard Lighthouse.....


The fearless leader and co......


The second day and it was off to St Michaels Mount. The girls were desperate to walk across the causeway.

The Mount on the right and Chapel Rock on the left.......


The cheeky ones on Chapel Rock.......


The causeway at low tide.......
MrsWW

Thanks for sharing your weekend with us Furdy - great pictures  
kaz

Lovely pictures Furdy although everyone looked frozen
Where was that last picture with the causeway taken?
MrsWW

kaz wrote:
Where was that last picture with the causeway taken?


I'm guessing St Michael's Mount  
furdy

It's St Michaels mount.....the causeway is exposed for four hours at low tide.

I didnt have time to hang around for it to be covered again. It would have been nice to get a before and after type of comparison.

I didnt think it was that cold.....was a little blowy though.
rustyboy

Looks a cracking place furdy..just right for the camera,love the photos

www.rmtphotography.co.uk
furdy

You've got some fantastic pictures in your gallery.....

Dont think I'll ever get anywhere near that standard. I've just bought a longer lens though, which may help a little. The pics I took of my dogs I had to crop in really tight and I lost a little of the quality.
sapphire

Great pics! Glad you all had a good time  
rustyboy

furdy wrote:
You've got some fantastic pictures in your gallery.....

Dont think I'll ever get anywhere near that standard. I've just bought a longer lens though, which may help a little. The pics I took of my dogs I had to crop in really tight and I lost a little of the quality.


Cheers for the bit too flattering comments furdy..I am looking forward to maybe seeing some of your stuff using the telephoto,what did you purchase?
furdy

I've got a nikon D90 with the 18-105mm that came with it.

Have just bought a Nikon 70-300mm.....I read plenty of reviews before making my mind up and this was the lens that seemed to perform best with my camera. I know there are better out there but spending thousands on a hooby lens was a bit out of my league.

I'm considering another lens too. I've been reading plenty and it seems Tamron make a reasonable 200-500mm tele. Sigma make a 150-500 but it hasnt had such good reviews as the Tamron. Both are around the thousand pound mark but if you can suggest anything better I'm all ears.
bodger

I would have been about your kids age the last time I went to the Mount Furdy. The pictures really would have been in black and white then.
Thanks for sharing.
Woodsmoke

Cracking pics mate! I'm jealous of the weather you had though! Soon be able to rub it in when I've got you shivering beside a drystone wall though

Seriously though, I've always wanted to see Cornwall. Looks beautiful!
rustyboy

furdy wrote:
I've got a nikon D90 with the 18-105mm that came with it.

Have just bought a Nikon 70-300mm.....I read plenty of reviews before making my mind up and this was the lens that seemed to perform best with my camera. I know there are better out there but spending thousands on a hooby lens was a bit out of my league.

I'm considering another lens too. I've been reading plenty and it seems Tamron make a reasonable 200-500mm tele. Sigma make a 150-500 but it hasnt had such good reviews as the Tamron. Both are around the thousand pound mark but if you can suggest anything better I'm all ears.


Maybe then Furdy you should be considering the SIGMA 200-500mm APO f2.8 at 13,000!!.. I am an Olympus user myself but had a quick look at Nikon fit lenses and i think you got it about right with the Tamron mate,looking at the prices between that and the sigma(quite a bit less) it is probably why you are reading good reviews on it,i doubt at that price for the Tamron though(have not read review)you will get Optical Stabalisation.
furdy

The optical curves for the Tamron were pretty good, falling away a little at both extremes as you'd expect, but for 1000 it offers good performance.

The nearest stabilised lens is the Nikon version which is just a little under 5000......still too much for me. I would probably consider it if I were earing a living in photography but I'm essentially a snapshotter.

I've got a little more time available to me now and am loofing forward to getting out there and looking for a few shots. Its ever so slightly addictive you know...

Can I ask.....why did you settle on Olympus......Am just interested to know why people choose certain brands over others.
Jonty

furdy wrote:
The nearest stabilised lens is the Nikon version which is just a little under 5000......still too much for me. I would probably consider it if I were earing a living in photography but I'm essentially a snapshotter.


I was on holiday in Devon with friends recently and one of the couples with us comprised of a photo journalist with the NY Times and and advertising photographer.  I was amazed at how much their kit was worth - bust I suppose they're tools of the trade.
Polly

Lovely pictures - brings back memories of family holidays in Cornwall when I was little!  
rustyboy

furdy wrote:
The optical curves for the Tamron were pretty good, falling away a little at both extremes as you'd expect, but for 1000 it offers good performance.

The nearest stabilised lens is the Nikon version which is just a little under 5000......still too much for me. I would probably consider it if I were earing a living in photography but I'm essentially a snapshotter.

I've got a little more time available to me now and am loofing forward to getting out there and looking for a few shots. Its ever so slightly addictive you know...

Can I ask.....why did you settle on Olympus......Am just interested to know why people choose certain brands over others.


Went down that route purely for financial reasons Furdy,i had a Nikon film camera given to me and i was going to purchase the D80 as i already had two lenses with the film camera and i dont know if you are aware of this but some of the digital nikon bodys were able to take nikon lenses from as far back as early 70's,the only thing is that you could only focus manually,back to olympus anyway the body was half the price and i had always been told that oly's optics were always a touch of class..whats good enough for bailey and lichfield eh!!,i have been very impressed by my optics,though in low light my 510 body struggles a bit,but i have often had comments form Nikon and Canon users sometimes preffering Oly's optics to similar ones of their own,i am hoping maybe in a few months to have saved up for a real pucker addition in the Zuiko 14-54mm 2.8-3.5..my most expensive addition yet,would have liked the 12-60mm but just a bit too much!!

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