• Hi Guest, The forum will be moving hosts on 26 July and as such will be closed from Midday until the move has completed.
    As we will be with new hosts it may take a while before DNS get updated so it could take while before you can get back on the forum.
    I think it will take at least 4 hours but could easily be 48!
    Ark Royal
  • There seems to be a problem with some alerts not being emailed to members. I have told the hosts and they are investigating.
  • Sorry for the ongoing issues that you may have been experiencing whilst using the forum lately

    It really is frustrating when the forum slows down or Server Error 500 pops up.

    Apparently the hosts acknowledge there is a problem.
    Thank you for using our services and sorry for the experienced delay!
    Unfortunately, these errors are due to a higher server load. Our senior department knows about the issue and they are working towards a permanent resolution of the issue, however, I'd advise you to consider using our new cPanel cloud solutions: https://www.tsohost.com/web-hosting

    I will have to investigate what the differences are with what We have know compared to the alternative service they want us to migrate to.
    Keep safe.

First efforts with the Nikon D5000


The quality of a DSLR compared to a low-budget point and shoot is so much better!

Here is a shot I took of a little piece of land that was 2.5km away in almost direct sunlight.. I'm really impressed at the quality of the shot compared to similar efforts in point and shoot's past..

And here was a quick test of the camera's built in Macro feature.. I have a set of Macro filters ordered and on the way so I'm looking forward to really getting close to some objects!

Here is my Flickr Link if you want to see the full size images