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Originally posted by richardn richardn wrote:

TBH, if there is a Dyxum meet in the UK in October I think it would be good if the participants are granted a "bye" for the day on the Challenge. Otherwise that restricts me to the 100 SF for it and also applies restrictions to others, like you, which may take a bit of the fun out of the day.

Problem is, it does rather defeat the objective of the "Prime Challenge" as well! Otherwise, we'll have to work something else out. I don't think you are too far from me - Notts/Derbs from memory?


I did wonder if it would be no bad thing, since it's all too easy to fall into the trap of 'hmmm, that looks like an interesting shot they're taking - I'll get one too' - I'm as guilty of it as the next man - whereas if we all have different FLs or image-parameters it might help by making one think more about how a similar object/view looks with those differences - not sure if others would agree ???

...but certainly, could try another, separate meet [outside "prime-time"] to compare the 300s - one idea that has just occurred is Twycross Zoo [L9 admit] - went there about this time last year and found myself using the 75-300D [at 300] quite a lot, so might be worth considering - and I'd guess its about mid-way between us ? - and similar distance for Elwyn & others too if interested ?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2007 at 11:23
Do we actually want to launch this as a meeting now? - I know we don't have a time (or place), but we could always load those in after... If people are in agreement I will lift the relevant posts from 'where next' and use them to start the new one...

...I'm sure a Bye is applicable here - musta admit if such a thing had been permitted last time I may well have done it - but I had the tour going past the bottom of my road, and I didn't think I could shoot it with a 24 (as it happened I couldn't shoot it very well with a tele-zoom, but I'll mark that one down to experience!)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2007 at 11:25
Originally posted by IanMiddy IanMiddy wrote:

...but certainly, could try another, separate meet [outside "prime-time"] to compare the 300s - one idea that has just occurred is Twycross Zoo [L9 admit] - went there about this time last year and found myself using the 75-300D [at 300] quite a lot, so might be worth considering - and I'd guess its about mid-way between us ? - and similar distance for Elwyn & others too if interested ?

Cheers

IDM


Sounds good to me... I'm still kicking myself for missing the cat meets...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote IanMiddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2007 at 11:42
Originally posted by Bob Janes Bob Janes wrote:

Sounds good to me... I'm still kicking myself for missing the cat meets...


Bob - if you wanted to come up for it I could meet you at Loughborough or Long Eaton [my local (little) station] - but the return fare is L50+ [as I found earlier in the year...] - so if MarkT sets up another day at the Cat Survival Trust [already discussed at last meet & elsewhere - possible 300mm compare with Bengeo] later in the year that might be easier/cheaper to get to...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2007 at 13:13
Train costs may depend on how long you book in advance, but I think I might be tempted to drive in any case - Should be able to reach Brum in 3 hours, but it takes 90 mins to get to Euston or Kings X/St P from where I live... If anyone else was coming up from the London area I could maybe give them a lift :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote IanMiddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2007 at 19:51
Another suggestion in the Midlands area following an afternoon out - Lichfield

...certainly plenty of architecture - the cathedral is free to enter [as far as I know - didn't go in today as special ceremony taking place] - and plenty of other old buildings within easy walking distance.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Saratoga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 September 2007 at 15:03
Originally posted by IanMiddy IanMiddy wrote:

Another suggestion in the Midlands area following an afternoon out - Lichfield

...certainly plenty of architecture - the cathedral is free to enter [as far as I know - didn't go in today as special ceremony taking place] - and plenty of other old buildings within easy walking distance.

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I could say the same about Coventry :D

Architecture, Modern stuff, Urban, and a few nice bits too ;)

I've not been to Lichfield much, mostly with work, but I have the resources locally to make up a plan.

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The New Cathedral (next door to the old one, which wasn't a cathedral but was originally just a church.... I think...)

The Bronze Statues

The Old Cathedral (see above)

The Council House

The Whittle Arches (I wondered what they were called :))

St Marys' Guildhall

The Herbert Gallery (another place I've not been to yet)

Coventry Transport Museum (oooh, I've been here :D)

Holy Trinity Church

On the outskirts we've got places such as the Coventry Air Museum. It's not as large as other places, but the time I went there it had a fair bit of stuff for quite a small site. Next door there is a train museum but I don't think that's open yet :(

The War Memorial Park is just down the road, and has the Park and Ride carpark next to it, which is an option for those driving up. Apparently thre is an avairy there too, which I didn't know :(

There are plenty of old buildings in Coventry, old structures and history. I've mainly concentrated near the Cathedral because I've not dug much into the other history yet. Slow coach and all ;)

My 'Coventry' Flickr Set

And I suppose it would do some good to get out and explore the local area.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote YourFunnyUncle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 September 2007 at 22:50
I'd love to come to this, but I'm going to be in Mexico from the 21st of October 'till the 11th of November so if it's between those dates I obviously wouldn't be able to make it. Birmingham or Coventry would be fine for me as I can easily get the train there from York.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote IanMiddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 September 2007 at 23:09
Originally posted by Bob Janes Bob Janes wrote:

Do we actually want to launch this as a meeting now? - I know we don't have a time (or place), but we could always load those in after... If people are in agreement I will lift the relevant posts from 'where next' and use them to start the new one...


OK, do we want Bob to get this underway ? - I can't do the weekend of 6th, so [purely selfish] how about 13th or 14th for either Coventry or Birmingham - not sure if the Sunday is better to avoid shoppers, or are the city centres both big enough to avoid these ?

...I won't be looking for a "prime pass" unless Richard & I both bring our 300s [prob. won't carry it around with me!] so will be glad to go somewhere new with just the 5D+28mm.

How about it - how many can make those days, or prefer earlier/later ???

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That weekend 13/14 is ok with me, either day.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 September 2007 at 09:48
I've got a party to go to that Saturday evening, which I think would rule me out for both days...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 September 2007 at 21:45
The middle two weekends would be OK for me. I wouldn't be able to do the 6/7th or 27/28th as it currently stands.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote IanMiddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 September 2007 at 22:24
Originally posted by Bob Janes Bob Janes wrote:

I've got a party to go to that Saturday evening, which I think would rule me out for both days...
Originally posted by richardn richardn wrote:

The middle two weekends would be OK for me. I wouldn't be able to do the 6/7th or 27/28th as it currently stands.
OK - how about 20th/21st ? - could you make that Bob ?
Originally posted by catlady catlady wrote:

That weekend 13/14 is ok with me, either day.
...and how about you, Pat - is that following weekend possible for you ?

And waiting to hear from YourFunnyUncle and Elwyn [and friends]...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote YourFunnyUncle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 September 2007 at 00:11
13th or 14th would be the best for me. I have an Open University exam on the 8th so the 6th or 7th wouldn't be so good. The 20th and 21st weekend I'll be off to Mexico.

I won't be upset if the consensus is for another weekend. My life isn't usually so hectic, so I'm sure I'd be able to make the next one, wherever that may be. :)
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