Granite
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Top Of The UK From The Air

Wed Oct 02, 2002 8:25 pm

Hi all

Aviation related in a way as shot was taken from a Loganair Islander last Friday.

This shot shows Muckle Flugga Lighthouse. This is the most northerly piece of land in the British Isles. Flew down pretty close and got many shots that day......infact over 350!

http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~garywatt/misc/flugga1.jpg

Hope you like the image from my beautiful homeland.

Cheers

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Wed Oct 02, 2002 8:28 pm

Nice shot Gary!
 Big thumbs up
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Wed Oct 02, 2002 9:34 pm

Nice shot Gary...but i'l stick to to the south coast of England thanks  Big thumbs up

LGW
 
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Wed Oct 02, 2002 9:44 pm

Thanks Peter

Ben, no scenery in the sowf of Engerland.......apart from the Needles but that's about it.

Cheers

Gary
 
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Wed Oct 02, 2002 10:45 pm

No scenery in the South of England..........

Wash your mouth out with soap Mr.Watt !

Let me take you on a cultural tour..........

For a start you have some wonderful places in London, like Hackney, Bermondsey and the Isle of Dogs. Gaze wonderfully at the super Canary Wharf, and do not forget to sample the experience of being robbed at knifepoint..........simply unforgettable.
Sample the Underground of London......Remember you will need plenty of cash, a can of deaoderant and nerves of steel.
Do not commit the cardinal sin of making eye contact with anybody.
Try to pick a day when it is not raining, and there is no strike taking place......although this may prove difficult.
How about spending a day on the M25.......feel the wonder as you travel 5 miles on the World's most amazing road. Note please allow up to 7 hours for this excursion.

Moving down the coast, sun yourself in glorious Bognor Regis.
A treasured holiday awaits.

Feel what it is like to live in a Tropical Rain zone with a day visit to Bristol.
Note: Temperatures in Bristol may not reach tropical levels.

For the very adventurous make a northbound turn and spend a day at the Bullring in Birmingham. Extra life insurance is advisable.

Or how about Mosside in Manchester. Note you will need to perform a currency change from £ Sterling into Crack cocaine. This can be achieved at numerous places.

But surely for ultimate luxury, you simply have to book a two week stay in Cleethorpes. Simply breathtaking, and you must ensure to arrange your stay during the rainy spell to see the town in its full glory. The best months to try this are between January and December.

So you see the saaaaaaaf has much to offer..........I really don't know why you insist on staying up there  Smile

Lovely shot by the way.

Cheers

Garry

Disclaimer: For the sense of humour impaired this was a joke, please don't take offence !
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Wed Oct 02, 2002 11:51 pm

This is really very nice shot, Gary!!!  Big thumbs up And you did very good job as for the photography from the aircraft to the near atlantic ocean. I am very interested thing to do as for your own pictures, right? So well, talk with you soon.

Kind Regards,

Scott W.
 
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Wed Oct 02, 2002 11:58 pm

Hey hey it doesn't rain here as much as it does in Manchester  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Thu Oct 03, 2002 12:15 am

Hi all

Sorry if I am straying a little bit.

Found this on the Net regarding the area of my shot:

http://www.red-rooster.co.uk/ships/muckle.htm

Cheers

Gary Watt
 
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Thu Oct 03, 2002 2:09 am

Now some people say that taking pictures of airplanes is an odd hobby. What about these guys??? Taking photos of LIGHTHOUSES for gawds sake! Now theres a challange, maybe I can get the rotation of the beacon just right! Hah.

(Yes, this is light hearted humor/humour for those of you who lack a funny bone.)

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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Thu Oct 03, 2002 2:29 am

Ye want scenery come to Utah or Colorado....  Smile
 
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Thu Oct 03, 2002 8:41 am

Gary usually captures nice images...
 
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Thu Oct 03, 2002 5:03 pm

Gary -----> "Ben, no scenery in the sowf of Engerland.......apart from the Needles but that's about it"

You forgot about Essex  Big grin

EGFF (nice pic gary)
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Fri Oct 04, 2002 9:22 am

/me thinks Granite should visit Dumfries and Galloway  Big grin
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Fri Oct 04, 2002 9:35 am

WOW Very nice shot Gary  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Fri Oct 04, 2002 9:02 pm

Gary - are you suggesting there is anything worth of note North of London? My mental map of England is described in 2 sentences:

London.
Flock of Sheep.

That sums it up...
 Big grin

Regards

Ikarus
 
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Sat Oct 05, 2002 1:21 am

Ikarus that sums Wales up, what about the rest of england?

Only word I can think of is 'bad accents'.

Dan Big grin
 
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Sat Oct 05, 2002 3:21 am

EGGD: Mmmmh. Maybe I should add a third sentence?

London.
Flock of Sheep.
Cheese.

(Did you know that the UK now produces more distinct types of cheese than France?)

Or should the third sentence read "Crazy men wearing skirts"?

 Acting devilish

Regards

Ikarus
 
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RE: Top Of The UK From The Air

Sat Oct 05, 2002 3:43 am

Great shot Gary!
 Big thumbs up
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