Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Sunsets And Sojourns

Liverpool Sunset by Denis Chambers

You can't beat the occasions when someone you know passes you a computer disk or a stack of papers and says "I thought you might like this for the blog".  It was a computer disk which was handed to me at the pub the other evening by my good friend Denis : and on it I discovered six fabulous images of a sunset at the Albert Docks, Liverpool. I spoke to Denis later and he told me that the pictures were not planned, he just spotted the spectacular sunset one evening and captured them with a small pocket digital camera. The filenames underline this relaxed approach : they are simply called Liverpoolsnap1, Liverpoolsnap2 etc. It is a pleasure for the blog to be used to feature such great photography.

This is my last post for a week as we are about to leave for a few days in Munich. The GLW has always wanted to visit a German Christmas Market and I am hoping that in addition to markets such as this, we will have time to visit some of the stunning museums and sample some of the magnificent architecture of the Bavarian city. To keep you occupied in my absence, I thought I would leave you with a little competition. At the end of this post you will find a scan of our answer paper from last Fridays' quiz. Given the answers, your task is to work out what the questions were! This, of course, is a doubly complex jeopardy because - as you can clearly see - several of our answers were wrong! Denis - of Liverpool sunset fame - is banned from this competition as he set most of the questions. See you all next week.



21 comments:

  1. That photo has really come out well, love the sunset atmosphere he has caught.

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  2. If someone handed me a computer disk in a pub, I'd think they mistook me or a News of the World reporter.

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  3. Just shows that good photography is sometimes about capturing the moment, and not getting too bogged down with the technicalities.

    Have a great trip. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

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  4. A beautiful shot. Have a good trip.

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  5. Enjoy your visit, the views and the food...maybe you'll run into St. Nicholas while you're there too! As for this photo, it's one I call, Dreamy! Tell your friend thanks for sharing them!

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  6. The benefits of a pocket digital camera - always there to capture magnificent shots like this. Enjoy the Christmas Markets - and watch out for the Gluhwein! Prost!

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  7. Gorgeous photo. Enjoy your trip.

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  8. An absolutely gorgeous shot! You know what this means, don't you? You're going to have to start taking sunset walks, Alan!

    Have fun in München; I'm looking forward to seeing a German Christmas market through your lens.

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  9. I wouldn't mind seeing a sunset like that. Hope you enjoy the German market... I did when I went a few years back.

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  10. Wow!~ isn't that just gorgeous!

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  11. Certainly shows the value of good friends! Awesome shot!

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  12. Beautiful photo. Bring some of those things back from Munich. Photos that is.

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  13. A truly beautiful photo--enjoy your visit to Munich!

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  14. A wonderful picture! Safe travels!

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  15. Beautiful. Be safe and enjoy.
    QMM

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  16. Great sunset photo..your friend is very talented or has a great camera!
    Isn't it winter in Bavaria..that beer garden would be a great place to sit a spell in the summer ..but in the winter really Alan..perhaps you should pack a hot water bottle to keep you warm whilst you sit out there! I can see you only have one thing on your mind for this trip..have fun! :)

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  17. What A Terrific Photo!
    We Were Due To Catch The Train To Liverpool Today But It Was Too Cold so The Day Was Abandoned! At Least now I Got To See Something Of The Kingdom Of Scouse!

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  18. Denis' photo is a a real treat! Breathtaking.

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  19. the picture is beautiful!

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  20. Lovely pic!
    Enjoy your journey to Munich.
    Pub Quizes are a very nice and interesting custom

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