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The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Mike4 » August 22nd, 2020, 10:33 am

sunnyjoe wrote:Great pictures Snorvey.

My colleagues sometimes emerge just above the clouds at their work place
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/taruisa- ... 24960-bUb5


May I take a major swerve off topic, and ask how come those wind turbines are rotating at a fair lick whilst surrounded by apparently stationary cloud?

I notice similar happening on the wind turbine by J11 on the M4 occasionally. It can be spinning away merrily on a flat calm day with barely discernible wind.

The only explanation I can think of is the grid is supplying power to keep it spinning. Is it perhaps like a large ship's propshaft and must never stop turning or the bearing faces cold-weld themselves together, perhaps?

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Itsallaguess » August 23rd, 2020, 6:04 pm

Underwater sunset -

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Source - Dan Legend photography - https://www.danlegend.com/UNDER-THE-SEA/

Cheers,

Itsallaguess

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby johnhemming » August 23rd, 2020, 6:23 pm

Mike4 wrote:May I take a major swerve off topic, and ask how come those wind turbines are rotating at a fair lick whilst surrounded by apparently stationary cloud?

I notice similar happening on the wind turbine by J11 on the M4 occasionally. It can be spinning away merrily on a flat calm day with barely discernible wind.

The only explanation I can think of is the grid is supplying power to keep it spinning. Is it perhaps like a large ship's propshaft and must never stop turning or the bearing faces cold-weld themselves together, perhaps?

This question was answered in the attached comments.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby UncleEbenezer » August 23rd, 2020, 6:40 pm

Itsallaguess wrote:Underwater sunset -

I didn't know we had borderline-anorexic mermaids :roll:

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby scotia » August 23rd, 2020, 11:10 pm

Itsallaguess wrote:Underwater sunset -

Image

Source - Dan Legend photography - https://www.danlegend.com/UNDER-THE-SEA/

Cheers,

Itsallaguess

Which way is UP? Have I also joined the happy band of confused orientations? :D

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby DiamondEcho » August 24th, 2020, 9:50 pm

She's a metre+ under the surface, which is flipped to vertical on her left. It's sunset.... good job no tiger sharks have come in for a look-see yet or I expect the overall look might be less elegantly poised ;)

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby UncleEbenezer » August 24th, 2020, 10:43 pm

DiamondEcho wrote:She's a metre+ under the surface, which is flipped to vertical on her left. It's sunset.... good job no tiger sharks have come in for a look-see yet or I expect the overall look might be less elegantly poised ;)

Even if you allow that she is somehow posing as described without getting water in the airways, how on Earth does her hair look like that?

Not to mention the glasses and whatever that is behind the ear, which would surely have been dislodged by the vigorous manoeuvre implied by the pose!

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Leothebear » August 24th, 2020, 11:03 pm

The rays seem to be almost perpendicular to the waters surface. The photo would have to be taken directly facing or in 180 degrees away from the the the Sun. Otherwise it ain't sunset.
There again perhaps I should get a life.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Clitheroekid » August 25th, 2020, 4:33 pm

In a probably doomed attempt to shed several decades' worth of accumulated blobbiness, but also because I enjoy exploring my local neighbourhood, I've recently taken to going for a local walk most evenings after work.

I'm very lucky, in that within just a few minutes I'm in highly congenial surroundings.

This was yesterday evening, an absolutely perfect evening for a riverside walk:
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It's amazing how you can live / work in a place for 30 years, yet know so little about the immediate area apart from the places visited regularly. It makes you realise how very linear and repetitive so much of one's life can so easily become.

Unfortunately, looking out at a vision of driving rain and wind I don't think I'll be getting much exercise this evening!

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby UncleEbenezer » August 25th, 2020, 4:42 pm

Clitheroekid wrote:Unfortunately, looking out at a vision of driving rain and wind I don't think I'll be getting much exercise this evening!


Couple of potential remedies for that. May or may not be applicable to you. The first is one that needs you to commit fully; the second is more easygoing and is one I use personally.

(1) Get a dog. Someone who will insist on decent walkies a couple of times a day in all weather.
(2) Find - if necessary create - a motive to go out for at least some walkies when it's foul out there. My most usual is supermarket shopping. Or at least was: I don't know how I'll cope if as seems likely that's still banned when the proper autumn weather (which today seems to presage) arrives.

Once upon a time, I had commuting for basic daily exercise.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby kiloran » August 25th, 2020, 5:54 pm

Clitheroekid wrote:Unfortunately, looking out at a vision of driving rain and wind I don't think I'll be getting much exercise this evening!

Wimp!
Isn't there a saying about no bad weather, just wrong clothing.

It's actually very invigorating getting back home and drying out after a walk in foul weather

--kiloran

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby UncleEbenezer » August 25th, 2020, 6:00 pm

kiloran wrote:
Clitheroekid wrote:Unfortunately, looking out at a vision of driving rain and wind I don't think I'll be getting much exercise this evening!

Wimp!
Isn't there a saying about no bad weather, just wrong clothing.

It's actually very invigorating getting back home and drying out after a walk in foul weather

--kiloran


It's not the walk, it's the contemplation that puts you off.

Though past a certain threshold, weather can be a genuine issue. Getting drenched in foul water thrown up by passing cars is not the same as a bit of honest rain. Or too-slippery icy pavements can be a hazard as you get older.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby dealtn » August 25th, 2020, 6:18 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote: My most usual is supermarket shopping. Or at least was: I don't know how I'll cope if as seems likely that's still banned when the proper autumn weather (which today seems to presage) arrives.


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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby UncleEbenezer » August 25th, 2020, 6:43 pm

scotia wrote:High Life for Low Life? I wonder what makes a snake want to climb the hill.

Because it's there!

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » August 25th, 2020, 6:49 pm

My order of disliked weather conditions (when out in the countryside) is

1. Wind. No, not that kind.
2. Heat. Sweating like Fred West on an episode of ground force is not my idea of fun.
3. Rain. ...but then these days, even cheapish stuff from the likes of Mountain Warehouse keeps the rain out remarkably well. But I'm not talking the extreme conditions here. Just a donder in the hills.
4. Snow. I like walking in the snow when its not windy.
5. Cold. I can walk for miles if I'm making my own heat and I can breathe better (denser air?) And pictured are so much sharper. .

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » August 25th, 2020, 6:52 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:
scotia wrote:High Life for Low Life? I wonder what makes a snake want to climb the hill.

Because it's there!


George Mallory in c. 1924. When discussing Everest

Snorvey (Motley Fool) 2013 when talking about Ben Rinnes along the South East Ridge/Nuptse Wall.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby dspp » August 26th, 2020, 9:56 am

Snorvey wrote:
UncleEbenezer wrote:
scotia wrote:High Life for Low Life? I wonder what makes a snake want to climb the hill.

Because it's there!


George Mallory in c. 1924. When discussing Everest

Snorvey (Motley Fool) 2013 when talking about Ben Rinnes along the South East Ridge/Nuptse Wall.


You get a lot of crud coming down the flanks of Nuptse, and the ridge looks an utter shitshow. Definitely not worth climbing because it is there. The old term used to be "unjustifiable". Nice to look at from a safe distance though.

It is worth walking in the rain because you get a different perspective on things. Where does the wildlife go in the rain ? What sees it as a time of safety & opportunity ? How does the water flow ?

regards, dspp

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby DiamondEcho » August 28th, 2020, 9:26 pm

Leothebear wrote:The rays seem to be almost perpendicular to the waters surface. The photo would have to be taken directly facing or in 180 degrees away from the the the Sun. Otherwise it ain't sunset. There again perhaps I should get a life.


It's photoshopped to bits. The tone of light is evening light (if it's real), the angle who knows what with refraction etc. She's been 'shopped' into that position, any diver who could 'just descend', without weights, and hold prettily horizontally like that 2M below the surface is going to be a gnarled old pro (diver), not a 'princess' like that featured. Even then I doubt it's be possible, as getting neutral buoyany in 0-2M (ex kit) is impossible, esp in open water (note how the surface is moving). The streams of exhaled bubbles around her are from a diver or divers who are near but out of view.
Contrived but eye catching none the less.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » August 30th, 2020, 8:24 am

A night at the cinema.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby scotia » August 30th, 2020, 9:35 am

Snorvey - I'm pretty sure I saw your photo of the night at the cinema twice, but when I tried to respond by asking if it was a "spot the difference", the second entry had disappeared. I know I'm not at my brightest at this early hour, but seeing double is not a usual problem :D


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