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Photography Blog No. 41

by In Wales Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 05:17:22 AM EST

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Weekend bump - In Wales. LEP says next weeks theme is portraits, self or otherwise.


The blog is in three parts this week - one for "Ask the Expert" about anything you like, composition, technical things and so on.


Second is "Movement". The photo above the fold is of prosthetic limbs that are collected by one of the unions I work with, and sent out to areas where people have lost limbs to landmines. These here don't strike me as being possible to walk with though but i don't know much about this.

The usual final part is for "Photos As Usual", whatever you want to post.

Please try to keep to 600 pixels width and less than 100kb in file size and take a look at Wednesday Photography Blog No.2 for the technical bits on how to post.

Here is the Master list of previous photoblogs.


Please enjoy!



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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 03:47:03 AM EST
"MOVEMENT"
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 03:47:31 AM EST
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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 03:48:21 AM EST
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I was trying to capture the movement of the paddles but it's difficult to do that with kids who are moving all over the place as well, up and down and to the side.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 03:53:15 AM EST
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I wont be able to post today. I'm off to Paris with Raphael to investigate rooms for him for the school year. (Now that's movement.) I'll try to post tonight.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 03:56:51 AM EST
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I hope it goes well!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 03:57:46 AM EST
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By the way. I love the lead photo.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 03:58:04 AM EST
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My only semi decent attempt at panning. I'm rubbish at panning.  I've seen some photos where the subject is so sharp and the background shows the blur of movement (eg a person on a horse).  I haven't got the hang of it yet.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 03:57:17 AM EST
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Wow.  I think you DO have the hang of it.  You can tell from my horse shots of granddaughter that I'm just a point-and-shoot amateur, but your shots look professional.

Karen in Austin

P.S.  Fran's vegetable shot below makes me think a good theme some week might be "food" or "dining" photos.  Or has that already been done?

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 11:06:50 AM EST
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Thanks. It did take dozens of attempts to get one that worked but I guess that's how to learn!  And food/dining photos would make a good theme, I don't think we've done that yet.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 11:22:39 AM EST
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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 04:01:19 AM EST
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Love your movement pictures, In Wales - all of them! And the lead picture is great and fun, makes you head jerk a little - because of the need to take a better look at it.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 10:57:56 AM EST
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Thanks Fran.  I'm trying to have a purpose with some of the photos I take, seems to be working!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:02:58 AM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 01:23:49 PM EST
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Is there a reason why the lower 3 are a tat lighter than the upper 3?

I really like that first picture, works excellent as a stand-alone.

by Nomad on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 01:44:37 PM EST
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I adjusted the brightness on all six with Picassa's fill light control. Perhaps I did an uneven job.
But upon reviewing the originals, the photos of the girls returning are lighter than those departing. I didn't take them so I don't know why.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 02:05:23 PM EST
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Might want to look at the larger version.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 01:37:46 PM EST
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That's so cool, where was it taken?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 01:44:35 PM EST
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at a rave near lake tahoe.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 02:11:48 PM EST
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Some further info - I used my travel tripod on the stump of a tree. It was taken about 60 feet / 18m from the "dance floor" with a 30 second exposure. I assume someone discharged a flash on the right of the frame to make the guy in the photo visible and in focus. All of the light is from glow sticks, maybe with the exception of a small part of the right frame where the stage is just out of view.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 01:31:36 PM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 03:17:24 PM EST
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That image works really well.  What an impressive bunch of photos this week!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 04:47:04 AM EST
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She shot it out of focus, unintentionally! Shh, don't tell anyone.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 06:05:10 AM EST
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Daddy !!! It was a secret !
by estHer on Sun Jun 29th, 2008 at 05:35:07 AM EST
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Don't worry. In Wales won't tell anyone!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sun Jun 29th, 2008 at 05:47:40 AM EST
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Yeah, it's cool. I won't tell.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Jun 29th, 2008 at 08:38:45 AM EST
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Happy accidents have always been a source for creativity ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Jun 29th, 2008 at 06:29:30 AM EST
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traffic and storm clouds, long exposure experiment


click image to enlarge

by town on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 07:13:03 PM EST
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Very nice!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 12:01:10 AM EST
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That's a really strong image, it's great.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 04:44:27 AM EST
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AT:



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 04:29:23 AM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 04:41:47 AM EST
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Here are some motion shots done with fairly ordinary digital cameras.  I begin with granddaughter Zora in dance class, the motion mostly in the flip of her skirt:

then on a horse at horse camp a few years later:

Then her brother Ian at the horse camp show, assaulted by his friend Ava:

And because I'm a grandma, my other photos under general photos will be similar, but without motion.

Karen in Austin

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 10:51:13 AM EST
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They are great!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 10:56:42 AM EST
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how camp does a horse have to be to get in the Horse camp show?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 04:56:33 PM EST
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You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Jun 29th, 2008 at 06:35:24 AM EST
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"PHOTOS AS USUAL"
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 03:47:58 AM EST
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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 04:08:42 AM EST
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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 04:11:22 AM EST
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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 04:14:32 AM EST
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 08:34:12 AM EST
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Did he climb up there on his own?

(My sister's is three months the older than yours, I think, and he started to crawl up only this month)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 02:17:50 PM EST
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Nope...he had help from me...and I was close enough to catch him if he started to slide down onto the seat...which he thought was a funny thing to happen...
Obviously easily pleased.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 06:55:15 AM EST
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 08:36:29 AM EST
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 08:38:28 AM EST
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A shutterbug in the making.

We all bleed the same color.
by budr on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 09:14:19 AM EST
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What is a shutterbug? Tried to google it and all I could figure out is that it might have something to do with cameras. :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 10:54:49 AM EST
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Shutterbug
An enthusiastic amateur photographer.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:02:02 AM EST
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Thanks, and yes, in this case, Shutterbug seems fitting!
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:04:27 AM EST
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Sam, those pictures are absolutely adorable. I am amazed how fast Christopher is progressing - or maybe it is just time flying by!
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 10:53:33 AM EST
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I think he's twice as old as he was when I met him... That's how fast he's progressing.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 10:58:27 AM EST
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Oh thanks Mig, that really helps! :-D
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:00:29 AM EST
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He was 3 months old on Monday 23rd...or 13 weeks old last Sunday...an yes, he is progressing at a crazy rate.  The public health nurse (PHN) tried to tell me on Monday that he'd start crawling at 9 months...and then proceeded to be amazed or confused at him putting weight on his legs when she was testing his 'development'...
I just nod and smile when she's around.  We're not watching a timeline or anything as to when he 'should' be doing things...he's just reading those books himself and wondering why he should wait!!!!
; )

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:42:25 AM EST
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(Sorry should have read on) If he is crawling up already with 3 rather than 9 months, that is really amazing indeed! (And I thought my sisters' is developing fast...)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 02:20:32 PM EST
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by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:16:08 AM EST
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Today I did something I do not like to do often - shopping. Went with a friend to France and we also had a nice lunch.

What is more I also seem to turn into a real 'Shutterbug'. Not only did I take my camera with me, but I also remembered to use it. All because of the Photoblog. :-)

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:18:13 AM EST
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Another shutterbug! Hooray!
Is the top photo taken near Notre Dame?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:21:39 AM EST
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In Wales:
Is the top photo taken near Notre Dame?

If you are refering to the Notre Dame in Paris - the answer is no! Both pictures were taken today, just across the border from where I live.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:25:12 AM EST
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Ah, it looks a lot like that very busy bit next to the bridge on the other side of the island that Notre Dame is on. I did think it was probably a little far for you to pop over for a shopping trip!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:28:50 AM EST
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No direction panel showing ALLEMAGNE in Paris. Also, it's much too clean to be Parisian (and that place is permanently filled with tourists)

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 05:35:41 AM EST
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I'm guessing it's Saint-Louis, Haut-Rhin.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:58:42 AM EST
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Wow Mig, you are turning into a real DoDo! :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 12:05:47 PM EST
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Google maps is my friend...

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 03:08:22 PM EST
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I did Shopping too but I liked it =)
by estHer on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:31:11 AM EST
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What exciting things did you buy?!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:34:05 AM EST
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A lot, a lot of clothes with my friends x)
by estHer on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:41:39 AM EST
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by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:58:24 AM EST
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These tomatoes are part of my shopping today. The red ones are tomate accienne or coeur de boeuf, which I love and the others are kumato or tomate noir, which I have not eaten before.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 12:00:08 PM EST
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They look very nice!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 12:04:55 PM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 01:29:46 PM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 03:09:46 PM EST
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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 02:45:07 PM EST
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Greenwich  :)
by Sassafras on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 06:58:10 AM EST
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more clouds


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by town on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 07:16:48 PM EST
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For photos as usual, a few more horse camp shots, first Zora backlit:

Then her brother, in a hard-to-do shot under the bleachers; no, he's not making the peace sign -- I said "oh, you're under there with a dog" and he's telling me "Two dogs":

And now, here's the outdoors, the hot Austin day, Zora on "Merrylegs" led by her mother (my daughter, of course) with the temperature at almost 100 degrees:

Then here's one for In Wales, which I took of my nephew Dylan... in Wales!:

Karen in Austin


'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 11:03:25 AM EST
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Wales!!!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 11:19:17 AM EST
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'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 01:32:06 PM EST
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'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 01:32:53 PM EST
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Looks like a painting!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 01:40:58 PM EST
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'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 01:33:28 PM EST
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'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 02:37:39 PM EST
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by estHer on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 09:54:31 AM EST
Very cool!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 10:32:11 AM EST
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In Wales should create an estHer header...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 02:24:27 PM EST
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by estHer on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 10:00:29 AM EST


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:40:39 AM EST


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:41:17 AM EST
Ooh, where is that? Or am I supposed to guess?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 11:54:47 AM EST
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ok guess

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 12:47:01 PM EST
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ok, it's not in Wales?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 12:49:56 PM EST
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Of course it is not you - not even the tiniest similarity. :-)
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 12:51:13 PM EST
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Definitely not

need a clue?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 12:53:11 PM EST
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Northern Africa or Egypt?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 12:58:11 PM EST
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Europe

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 12:59:33 PM EST
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Gosh, I'm good at this. Greece?!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 01:03:35 PM EST
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have a clue



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 01:12:12 PM EST
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Cordoba, Spain?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 01:18:23 PM EST
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Such as this link
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 01:19:42 PM EST
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Yay!

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 01:20:52 PM EST
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Phew!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 01:27:04 PM EST
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Looks like an old water wheel.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 12:00:59 PM EST
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yes you're right

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 12:47:25 PM EST
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i think magritte would have loved that shot of the prosthetic legs, in wales!

very odd sensations, it brings up...

ruddy classic

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Jun 28th, 2008 at 01:41:14 PM EST


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