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|Description ||Thorgrim on Tryfan overlooking Llyn Ogwen.|
|Inspired by 'Roadrunner' ? Seriously this is a tremendous photo, even if you didn't trip the shutter yourself it deserves a rating|
|Would you believe a 20 minute delayed timer or a very long cable release? Gives me a touch of the vertigoes even now!|
|Hi from another old fogey - still wedded to film and their old Nikon. (Actually, a new-ish Nikon - F65 - that they haven't worked out how to use properly yet, because they're satisfied with the automatic results!! - and possibly too busy or too lazy to study!!) I think this pic is amazing. I hate heights, and there's no way I could ever stand there. Is it REAL??
By the way, you certainly don't look like an old fogey, Thorgrim! Wonder what Brenda was referring to? Ha! ha!|
|Yes its REAL. The rock is called the "Cannon" and it sticks out over emptiness from the side of a very pointy mountain called Tryfan in North Wales. Really special place is Tryfan and on the very summit are two massive rocks called "Adam and Eve". The trick is to leap from one to the other. This pic is about 10 years old so I'm afraid that fogeyness and extra weight have crept up on me since then. Good luck with the Nikon - I tend to use mine on automatic too for most shots and fiddle with the controls only when I want to tackle something unusual.|
|WOW - a great photo!|
|What is that in your pocket? PS days like that up there are just a brilliant experience.|
|In my pocket? Inflatable parachute.|
|Thanks, will check out Sutherland's book. Its just that I noticed that when one places the point of a compass at the apex of most of the better v-rod shapes, the crescent is revealed as a circle segment & knowing that compass decoration was used in celtic art, it seems to me that this symbol could be speaking of an abstract idea at the place where practical and religious values interact. Looking forward to The Dark Age Portal, this megalithic thing is a whole new adventure for me.|
|Am trying to find a link to ask - is anybody out there looking at Pictish art with a view to "reading" it? Have some ideas and need a sound mind to bounce them off - eg. the crescent & "v rod" seem to me to shout compass & protractor! The "Pictish Beast" with the long curl down its back is surely the chappie in charge of using and passing on the knowledge referred to in the symbols with which his image is associated on Pictish carved stones.|
|Hi Valerie - buy the Pictish Guide by Elizabeth Sutherland from the Megalithic Bookshop. It's not expensive and gives interpretations of all the Pictish symbols. When I first saw the compass thing - I thought of Freemasonry! Your "compass and protractor" is actually a crescent with v-rod and is thought to be associated with the moon, tides and fertility. The Picts had no writing as such, but these "pictures" clearly tell a story and are in fact pictograms. Fascinating stuff and we will deal with such carvings in greater detail when the Dark Age Portal is launched next January.|
|looks like a lovely spot toegrim but isn't the pose a tad unnecessary!|
|Hi Muddy. Looking forward to seeing your photo...|
| Great capture-You look like Mr. Bonnington!|
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