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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby Trugga on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:20 pm

Random Ross wrote:...By the way, the quality and variety of the photos are excellent Trugga! My other half liked the one with Jim, Ian, me and the cake! She said "Trust you to be within 2 foot of the chocolate cake!"

So, official woods photographer every meet from now on me thinks?  Lol!

Thank you. I do enjoy my new found hobby, although I've held off posting some truck pics until I see what Gem has captured :wink: (her camera is surprisingly similar to mine) - I might have to do a little more processing or even learn photoshop :shock:

I've been having a bit of a think today (should've really been working): How much would it cost to get the Little Blue Bug through an MOT, could the sale of my Volvo pay for it. How many kidneys do I need to sell in order to buy (and run) a LWB V6 and trailor - I think the Bug could be super fun in the Woods next year (tree rails is I think the answer)

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Truck pics up in a bit (need coffee)

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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby stretch on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:49 pm

BRL getting winched





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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby Trugga on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:13 pm

36 truck photos follow.

Many thanks to Ian (Bobbins Job) for the ride round - that will explain why his truck features quite a bit below.

Please do not steal my photos - link to them by all means but taking a copy, removing the watermark and re-hosting them is theft of copyrighted material. Tomorrow, I will let you know how to attain a higher resolution un-watermarked copy for your personal use.

So, in no particular order:

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All my photos from the weekend(er) can be viewed as a slideshow here

It was not easy getting good results (many of you might of done better with your point-and-shoots, or even camera phones), as the light in the woods was pretty harsh. I found a manual setting of around a 40th of a second and a little bounce/reflected flash work best for me (three sets of flash batteries over the weekend), oh, and having a weather sealed lens & body helped enormously.

Enjoy
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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby 2much on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:29 pm

well jel' :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

looks like i missed a good 'un - just wasnt to be for me on Sunday :( v.impressed you coped with the rain and mud and had plenty of fun.

great to see it was well attended and the woods is getting the attention it deserves.

thanks to all who posted updates and pictures, if i stand under the shower in my wellies i can almost imagine i'm there :dance:

lawrence - sell everything you have and get "little blue" down to the woods :thumbup:

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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby Wilberforce on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:43 pm

Oh it was another good one Steve.
Mind you, given the rain we were beginning to wonder if you'd parked your truck round the corner then taken the roof down and gone home, seeing as it always gets wet when that happens.
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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby gregster on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:58 pm

2nd that Jimbo...there was deffo some Stevey2stuck rainmaker voodoo stuff going down this weekender :lol: :lol: :lol:

and Trugs you need to get the blue bug down here...I promise I will leave the bug zapper in my spray booth where it belongs!!!

Brill pics and vids folks...seriously impressive...



Was this the hill that didnt quite go according to plan and called for some redneck "creativity" to get to the bottom????
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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby vauxsqueeks on Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:35 am

I'll echo all the above, had a great weekend even though my trailer-tent ended up holding more water inside than the Caspian sea..

So now the "trailer-tent" has been demoted to just a trailer, the useful bits removed and the rest burnt on the bonfire. I will also say that sleeping in the boot of a Fronty B, with a 6'1 son and a 70ltr LPG tank is not comfortable so will be looking for a tin tent for another day.

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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby Trugga on Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:48 am

@ Greg - Yes.

I had you coming towards me in an "interesting" (i.e. Reverse) fashion on my right:

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and Ian still recovering after removing that tree: on the left:

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A second or two later you were off up the hill for another try (not):

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Oh, by the way Greg, you have a brake light out :D

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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby Trugga on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:09 am

@ RatCav - Sorry you missed the first cut - I hope these make amends:

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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby RatCav on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:21 am

Awesome Trugg's. She looks right at home ... even prove's that I know which way round Dumper tyres should be fitted as well :D
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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby Gem on Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:27 pm

afraid i have minimal photos as i didnt leave the camp all weekend.

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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby Trugga on Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:43 pm

Want a large un-water marked electronic copy of one of my photos ?

I enjoy taking photos and sharing the results, but I do get annoyed when the images I upload for you to view are stolen (e.g. watermark removed, resized, re-hosted and, god forgive; “instagrammed”). I must point out that this does not happen often.

I do know that people like to share photos of their trucks (especially as Facebook is such an easy medium to do so), and I therefore know my work has value. I also know that I will never recover the cost of my equipment through photo sales (I won’t do weddings at £2000 a pop, studio portrait sessions at £45 a head, etc), but I have an idea…

This weekend (31/08/2013) I will be photographing a Dog Agility Competition. I have had many conversations with the trainer who hosted the training sessions I shot recently and the woman who has asked me to photograph the show. It is my intent to upload and share a number of watermarked photos and then invite the dog owners to make a financial donation via PayPal in exchange for a high resolution un-watermarked electronic image for their personal use.

After about a month or so, I will take the value of the donations and present the local dog agility training club with a cheque to that value, to be specifically passed on to a Dog Charity.

I propose to do the same with the Weekender photos: If you would like a larger resolution un-watermarked image for your personal use, then your donation too will be passed onto a Dog Charity in a month or so’s time.

My definition of personal use for an un-watermarked image as indicated above is:

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• Take the electronic copy of the image to a printers for printing
• Resize/crop the image
• Upload the image to your personal web space
• Upload the image to your on-line storage provider (e.g. Photobucket)
• Upload and share the image to a social network site

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• Reference/acknowledge the original creator of the image

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• Sell the image in any format
• Pass the image off as your own work
• Use the image to gain financial or favourable reward

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Remember, I will not be keeping your money – your donations will be passed on to a Dog Charity.

Pop me a PayPal donation with your email address and the image name(s) you would like and I'll email you a large *.jpg file.

Rather than put my paypal email address on the forum, please PM me.

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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby gregster on Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:50 pm

Nice idea Trugga....the pics of our old dogs going to help other dogs in need... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks for posting the odd sequence of pics of the BRL's decent...sliding it round and coming down backwards in 2nd was the only way I could make it work without getting stuck in the trees and without toboganning into the axle twister. :lol:

and cool pics Gem....didnt actually see the two herberts having their tea in the den...will try and find a big tree I can slice to make them a proper table to go with the chairs for next time. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby colley on Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:36 pm

Looks like it was a goodun. Good pics guys :thumbup:
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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby cheekychick on Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:03 pm

It was a fantastic weekend, the highlight for me, without a doubt was Leland's face when he caught his first glimpse of the amazing den that Greg and the lads built. It was a proper changing rooms moment :D

Followed closely by Chancey ( sorry if I spelt it wrong) taking 4 'turns' at the pinata, and beating the living cr4p out of it, and neither Ian nor Leland daring to interrupt, you can hear them in one of the videos :lol:

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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby bobbinsjob on Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:01 pm

Sorry it's taken so long to post.
Firstly a massive thanks to Greg and Sally for putting on a brilliant weekend. Believe it or not the fog weekends are our holidays and everyone made this the best one yet. Not even rain that paled the Great Monsoon of 2011 into insignificance and which shall now be known as the Mighty Monsoon of 2013 could spoil the atmosphere.
It was great to see so many new faces there and as always the same old dodgy ones.

After Friday set up and Greg having less luck than a one legged man in an ar$3 kicking contest with lost keys, wheels and almost his head when the truck fell off the jack, we settled down with a few beers.
Saturdays driving was an experience to say the least with carnage a plenty. A few extra dents, broken windows and me falling sideways off the track into the trees resulting in lots of sweaty axe swinging and one less tree in the woods which then was dragged behind my truck for no other reason than a vengeful cremation.

I took Leyland and Maci for their official Fog driving test and they both passed with flying colours and will be receiving licenses shortly

The den the guys built for the kids was a master stroke thanks again

Then followed many hours of rum fire rain but most of all laughter.
Big thanks to everyone for putting up with Maci especially Lisa who had one of the most surreal conversations with her and oh yeah, Maria says thanks Lisa, Tuesday night Maci ran out of the front door and shouted FIRE to which she got a telling off lol.

Great to see Lawrence down there and thanks for taking some excellent photos, you are way too over self critical.

If I have missed anything or anyone I apologise but it was such a blinding weekend and one that will be hard to beat.

I didn't get a single photo as my phone battery life was caned all weekend providing the music in the mobile 2.8 disco

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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby andytats on Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:25 pm

bobbinsjob wrote:Believe it or not the fog weekends are our holidays


Same goes for us too we can't afford anything else :roll:
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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby Andyt54 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:47 pm

Absolutely gutted i missed this, i was called in to work on the saturday, got home on tuesday, St Mary Bourne in Andover, flooding issues down there and all sorts, really wanted to come to this to. Excellent pictures too, i will get my truck off road soon lol.. ANDY T
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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby Munty on Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:38 pm

Bit late in the day but I can't say nothing about my first time in the woods! The place is amazing and the more I spoke to Greg about all the work that's gone into it the more amazing it becomes! It's a real shame Saturday was so wet as the weekend would've been even more incredible if the woods were more navigable that day. Only went out once and managed to lose a window!

Thanks to everyone for making the place what it is so far. Big thanks to Greg and Sally for organising the weekend too! Andy and Ben both took me for a tour to get me familiarised with the tracks and Jim joined me for my first disastrous spin too (not to mention provided some exquisite man fuel for the duration!) Was really great to meet everyone else too and I got given a whole lot of good advice (probably down to Andy that I still have both my thumbs)

Sadly I haven't got much visual evidence of my time in the woods (save the dent) as I came alone so hopefully I can find myself a wingman for the next one to take some snaps! Thanks Trugga for including us in the slideshow, it's a true honour and a very nice shot. Got some plans for the truck now I know it's capable both onroad and off so looking forward to the next time I'm able to come down.

Extra thanks go to Greg for hooking me up with a replacement window, the roads were noisy enough with it on muds so glad I didn't have to drive home without! Also, despite making it all the way to Kent and back (including the bumpy muddy bits in between) without incident, I managed to lose my belt tensioner on a 30 mile motorway drive this week which again Greg was kind enough to advise me on and is now fixed and well again!

Hope I'm able to join you all again for another of these and thanks again to everyone involved, was a blinder!

T
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Re: Weekender in the Woods **August BH** REVIEW

Postby Retro Pedro on Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:19 pm

Here goes with my gallery
The Invicta boys with their Jeeps
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Beeched on top the mound
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Then the Jeep came to the rescue in the top bomb hole
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Ian digging himself out of a hole
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At this point I must of forgot to switch the lights on but here goes with some dark pictures
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Rossco spiniing on a top
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Cathcing Molly out stirring from her knap
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Rossco being winched up the first slop
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A matching pair - dents that is
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