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  1. West Ham United Football Club

    I'm dreaming of those Hot dogs right now! I'm starving!
  2. West Ham United Football Club

    It was pretty dire yeah. Would be interested to hear your views on your new ground, as a non West Ham fan I hated it.
  3. The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    yeah same as mine, get the ps align app (free one) and select the orion/skywatcher profile (2nd one) will sort out polar alignment for you
  4. The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    what tracker did you go for?
  5. West Ham United Football Club

    So I found myself staying outside the excel centre with time to kill last night and thought I'd pop along to the cup game last night... I've been to Upton Park a few times with Saints so I was looking forward to seeing the new stadium... The long and short of it.. I hated it. As a stadium it's fantastic... easy to get to, easy to get into and out of, easy access to the seats, loads of food outlets, plenty of toilets... brilliant! The problem starts when you're there to watch football. It's possibly the worst football ground I've visited. I love the steep old stands you used to get where the crowd are right on top of the players.... here the stands are so far away and so flat it feels like you're watching Coldplay or something. The other issue is that there's no massive bank of home supporters to generate a wall of noise.... the easy access to the seats means the blocks are all broken up by walkways so you end up with small blocks of supporters instead of one massive wall like the Kopp... The game itself was appalling... West Ham didn't appear to have any shape.... things marginally improved with the subs but the result was slightly against the run of play... the West Ham players just didn't look like they gave a shit... Oh and Zaza? I hope to god you haven't paid anything for his loan.... utter turd... saying that he'll probably score the winner against us on Sunday! Anyway, best thing about it? The food! The pie was cracking but oh my god! The hot dog!! AMAZING! The "Alsatian" as I called it... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    anyone got any good loacations/ideas for the docklands area? Got a few days up there and might head out if I can be arsed..
  7. Narcos - Season 2 now on Netflix

    If you think about it, there's loads of good stuff that can turn up... I'd imagine it will eventually end up close to modern day and the Mexican cartels... Having no Pablo shouldn't be an issue... Despite how fucking great he is in this Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Battlefield 1 - World War One

    The horses are AMAZING! Nothing like spotting a couple of troops runing around the dunes on foot, doing a nice big circle to flank them and chopping their heads off from behind!
  9. Battlefield 1 - World War One

    Just me dicking about.. Didn't know Windows 10 had a built in game recorder! Pretty hard to play with the UI turned off!
  10. Battlefield 1 - World War One

    It was.... seems to be down again
  11. Battlefield 1 - World War One

    does anyone know why they actually do it? Its not like hacking, where theres some skill involved, they just fire of their botnet to swamp a service... it's hardly skilled is it?
  12. The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    got one for £250... You basically align it with polaris and turn it on.... it has a ball head on it which you attach your camera to and point that in whatever direction you want, whilst the mount rotates at the same speed and angle as earth...
  13. Battlefield 1 - World War One

    which I like... it should take a couple of seconds and leave you vulnerable
  14. The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    Another couple of quickies.. just popped out for a short drive with the kids to some spot I'd been told about... Fucking hell it was amazing! My kids just had their own private airshow! Chinooks, Mk3 Merlins, Squirrels constantly landing, taking off, circling over our heads then landing again! None of that crowd line bollocks you get at airshows! Lowest pass directly over the top of us was less than 10m.. how do I know? Because my lens was set to focus between 10m and inifinty and it could'nt get focus lock on the thing! I could have thrown my camera at it and hit it! To give you an idea of how close... this photo is only slightly cropped.. its 3747x2849! You can almost make out whats on his map! We had a fairly good view by Keety, on Flickr Here's one of the pilots waving to my kids! They fucking loved it! url=https://flic.kr/p/LJFFcR]Waving to my children![/url] by Keety, on Flickr I think I'll just park here.jpg by Keety, on Flickr Grass Cutting.jpg by Keety, on Flickr
  15. The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    Picked up a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer mount.... bit fiddly to setup, but works a treat... managed 4 mins exposures of the stars so far... my sigma 150-600 is a tad heavy for it though.... This is 3 shots at 100 ish mm stitched together, want to have a bash at getting the whole thing into a panorama....need to work out the best focal length first... The Milky Way (well, part of it...) by Keety, on Flickr This is taken without it, 2 exposures, one for the sky and one for the ground, blended in about 20 seconds in photoshop at around 1 am this morning, hence it looks messy.. A bit annoyed... I'd been thinking about this for a while, but never had the energy for the drive (its 30 miles away down shitty b roads) late at night.... forced myself out last night only to discover they took the fucking sails off the windmill for repair 2 fucking weeks ago.... grrrr!!! It would have looked spectacular had the fucking sails been on the bastard thing! Wilton Windmill and the Milky Way by Keety, on Flickr Some red kits shots, all hand held with my 200mm lens...I was at my Brother in laws for a BBQ in Burnham on Monday and he has about 15-20 of the things hanging around above his back garden just circling the general vicinity all year.... I was sat there and all you could hear was the birds screeching (well that and all the large jets taking off from Heathrow) Next time i'll take a longer lens and monopod... I;d guess the lowest they came must have been 30 feet from the ground? Bloody laods of them! Burnham Red Kite by Keety, on Flickr Which is faster by Keety, on Flickr A couple of new forest early morning jobs.. What are you doing?? by Keety, on Flickr Rockford Common Sunrise by Keety, on Flickr Rockford Common Sunrise by Keety, on Flickr Botched the stitching on this one... I can't for the life of me get it to stitch and not warp horrendously... I think its around 96 vertical shots in total.. The New Forest - Backley Plain and the Milky Way by Keety, on Flickr Neeeooowwwwww! Typhoon - Bournemouth Airshow 2016-2.jpg by Keety, on Flickr Into the mix - Bournemouth Airshow 2016 by Keety, on Flickr Fire in the hole! Royal Marines Beach Assault - Bournemouth Airshow 2016.jpg by Keety, on Flickr Bournemouth Night Air 2016 by Keety, on Flickr Private Jetty by Keety, on Flickr Bosham Sunset by Keety, on Flickr