The baths today, April 10, 2010

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The baths today, April 10, 2010

#1 Post by bornandbred » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:49 pm

Photo is a bit fuzzy in parts, but it was taken from the shore at Moygannon
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#2 Post by Eugene » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:00 am

Its a lovely pic b&b....I dont think my camera would pick up as good.

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#3 Post by northbrook » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:12 pm

Great image, like the lighting ................

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#4 Post by Richiemac » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:26 pm

northbrook wrote:Great image, like the lighting ................
Agree! Lovely lighting today, great photo b&b.

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#5 Post by xpaddy » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:51 pm

bornandbred - that is a great photo.
It's very clear.
Looks like the weather was nice
today. :D

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#6 Post by bornandbred » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:26 pm

Yes xpaddy, we're having a few gorgeous days at the moment, today was actually warm!
Just looking at the photo again & noticed the hotel in Omeath - because of the perspective it looks like it's just behind the houses instead of across the water!

BTW, did I forget to mention this is another pic by Sean :D

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#7 Post by Richiemac » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:56 pm

bornandbred wrote:Yes xpaddy, we're having a few gorgeous days at the moment, today was actually warm!
Just looking at the photo again & noticed the hotel in Omeath - because of the perspective it looks like it's just behind the houses instead of across the water! :D
Glad you mentioned the perspective issue B & B, I was going to and you beat me to it!!!>>>> Heres a useful explanation as to why zoom lens flattens perspective.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspectiv ... otography)

For some reason this does not take you to the correct page. If it asks you Did you mean: Perspective distortion (photography) click it.

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#8 Post by bornandbred » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:16 pm

Richiemac wrote: Glad you mentioned the perspective issue B & B, I was going to and you beat me to it!!!>>>> Heres a useful explanation as to why zoom lens flattens perspective.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspectiv ... otography)

For some reason this does not take you to the correct page. If it asks you Did you mean: Perspective distortion (photography) click it.
That's all way above my head Richiemac, I'm strictly a "point & shoot" photographer! Perspective in art, ie painting-yes, perspective in gadgets-no! Thanks for trying though! :thumbs:

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#9 Post by George Williamson » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:01 pm

I have finally found out how to make friends in the Point. Cannot see how everyone is so enarmoured with this old eye sore. it has served its purpose over the past hundred years and it is time for it to depart with tears. A newer edifice is the answer. Perfect for a Mosque!!!!!!!! or a crematorium.

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#10 Post by Brian » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:16 pm

It most certainly will not be departing any time soon George, I can assure you of that. As they say "watch this space" :D

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#11 Post by xpaddy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:25 am

George - it was much more of an eyesore
before the "Save the Baths Committee"
volunteers put in a lot of time cleaning the
Baths up with their paint rollers, paint brushes
and lots of elbow grease.
I know they spent a lot of weekends
donating their time and energy to this
project.
They deserve credit for accomplishing
what they did. >:d<

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#12 Post by George Williamson » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:04 am

I do appreciate the effort many people have put into keeping the structure in fair condition and all deserve applauds for the effort. But what benefit do the young people get from the present strructure? When I a young fellow in the Point it was a basis of entertainment, a meeting place etc
I still have my Cormorant Swim Club card. My main point is, I feel it would be great for the young people of the Point to be able to enjoy the facility the way me and my friends did sixty years ago.
I cannot see how this could be achieved unless the sturucture is demolished and re-built into a modern place of recreation - mostly swimming. Preferably a Olympic size pool. No offense implied to all the caring people who have made a teriffic effort in the maintainence of the BATHS. If the local youth are to be given an opportunity to develop into possible Olympic material then nothing less than a fifty metre pool will suffice.

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#13 Post by Brian » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:21 am

We are going off topic here, I will end simply by saying that last year East coast adventure opened the baths to the public for the first time in years - this is going to continue this year and the baths will be used as much as possible by local groups and east coast adventure this year as well - plans are well under way to restore some functionality to the building in the short term and I will open another thread for discussion on the way forward.

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Re: The baths today, April 10, 2010

#14 Post by George Williamson » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:52 pm

Hi Brian, I look forward to reading the feelings of the Forum members on the "Topic". I'm typically Irish is this matter "whatever it is I'm against it". Keep the news coming Brian. Anything to do with the Point is of great interest to me.

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