Manchester Meetup Pictures! (not <56k friendly!)

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  1. Rob

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    Well, it was only me and PlasticSpanner (Chris) so it was a quiet meetup. I'd like to reassure everyone that there was still plenty of getting lost involved, and quite a few pubs too.

    Here's a small selection of the pictures, some good, some not so good!

    We started at the viewing area of Manchester airport, where there are aeroplanes:

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    Having a 100-400 lens is very handy!

    The pilots are very friendly and wave at the kids, which really excites them!

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    The noise is quite impressive when the planes are taking off, even the little jets kick up a fuss:

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    There's also some old aeroplanes lying around, quite literally lying around in the car park!

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    I'm not terribly good with planes, but it was a fighter type thing made of wood... must have been scarey as hell!

    Arty shot of the plane's side light bit:

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    Chris, in true TPF style, was having no truck with airport police, warning signs or barriers when there was a shot to be had:

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    We moved on to an old water mill, which had impressive sandstone walls with some very old graffiti:

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    One of Chris with his shadow:

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    That evening we went out for a drink, but didn't take cameras as it was peeing with rain and we fully intended to take advantage of the local facilities.

    The following day we went to Jodrell Bank radio telescope observatory. It's erm... BIG

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    As you can see, the weather was not very good at all.

    It's BIG, did I mention that?

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    We then headed our separate ways, and that was that!

    Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed the piccies! I'll organise a London meet when the weather improves.

    Rob
     
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    Oh, Chris, I've got some pictures of the wee-un, lmk if you want them posted, or just e-mailed to you!

    Rob
     
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    Cool rob :) i should be able to come to a London one i hope. I can hop on a bus at 7am
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    thanks for sharing Rob! I knew you'd get lost!! :D
     
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    Great Shots! :D
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A pity so few only came, but those who got together sure had fun, getting lost, getting a beer, getting some piccies :D.
    A bigger UK meet-up is in order.
    Others: make it possible to go!
    It is such fun!
    If I weren't flying to the DC-one, I'd have loved to go to this one again!
     
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    Nice shots Rob...but you know we all wanted to see the two of you slamming them down at the pub!

    If all goes well at the DC Meetup (that no one kills anyone else), I would be up for the Second Annual International PhotoForum Meetup to be in London.
     
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  8. Rob

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    Couple more!

    The best plane in the world:

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    An abstracty one of a wing:

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words.

    Rob
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great series, Rob! Nice capture of Chris ignoring the Keep Out sign... :lol:

    Glad you guys made it out, anyway. :thumbup:
     
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    Good to see you guys had a good time, sorry I couldn't make this one - hopefully next time.
     
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    JonK I want MORE!!

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    good stuff guys:D if I'm ever back over the pond I'll ring ya up an go shootin' (pub sounds good too :cheers:)
     
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    Very cool :thumbup:
     
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