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Talk about your “Hobbies” and naturally plenty of photos.

Discussion in 'The Aqua Lounge' started by keithgh, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. moss_maniac

    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    How to launch a boat at the tip of Aust.

    You have to hope you do not stand on a small Stingray as there are 100s in that area, the boat has to go out a good distance before you can get into it.
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    Sorry I forgot these little chaps and sharks , that boat is launched in front of that sign, it is also the swimming spot for the local children.

    Keith:):)
     
  3. moss_maniac

    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    For me it is the gym...and Japanese Tea Ceremony/ritual gatherings and culture.

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    The photos are Not mine. Pictures of me in tea stuff are all polaroids. But it is a hobby that I have enjoyed for decades.
     
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  5. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you for telling us about your hobby I must admit it is rather different.

    Can you explain more about the tradition of the Tea Ceremony and Rituals

    Keith:):)
     
  6. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    It is an egalitarian gathering where 5 guests enjoy an evening that celebrates the current season, festival, special utensil, special guest, births funerals, etc. The objects used are works of art in and of themselves. The host, and the army of helpers in the back kitchen have done their best to prepare an 8 course meal along with flowers, tea, the ritual lighting of the fire to heat the water for tea (Cha-no-Yu) incense, and many other things to make the gathering unique, pleasantly surprising, and happily memorable. It can take place in a tea house and garden, outside in a park or in someone's home. The study of what to do, how to act, what to say, etc have been handed down from teacher to student for hundreds of years. This spiritual art form has infused itself into the deepest levels of Japanese culture and refinement. Now it is practised world wide by many people in many countries. Plus the tea is very good for you. There are many books and websites that explain the art and ways of tea far better then I have here in this post. I encourage readers to check it out and go to a local tea event in your area.
     
  7. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Randy thank you very much for the explanation.

    Keith:):)
     
  8. Maccas

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    My hobbies are a little different:
    My main hobby is Ice Hockey both playing and watching, I play for 3 teams (all amateur level) and managed to play in the World Police and Fire Games in Belfast last year:
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    I am a bit of an amateur musician, I have played Guitar for about 10 or so years and have played in some fairly big venues in the UK but sadly it's one of those hobbies which just drains your time and money!
    I like to dabble in Photography though I'm not particularly great at the moment, I mostly enjoy Animal photography and Musical stuff but I've been a 2nd photographer on a couple of weddings recently which I really enjoyed and may be looking into as a bit of a 2nd income.
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    Lastly I also do a bit of miniature wargaming, including also painting the miniatures.
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    Writing that out, I realise why I never have much free time!
     
  9. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Maccas

    Where do you find the time to earn a living by "Working"?

    Keith:):)
     
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    I'm not sure to be honest, I manage to just about fit it in though!
     
  11. Ian

    Ian Aspiring Aquascaper

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    OK I did have a nice garden but I got a bit fed up with that.
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    So I filled it up with concrete

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    but that wasn’t pretty so I grew a Shed
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    And now the bit that the boys should like

    I play with toy cars!
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    And generally we travel race slotcars and have fun...

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    I hope you like, I also run a forum www.slotforum.com, we just talk about toy cars
     
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    Hi Ian, Boys and there toys :D

    I like competing against nature:) My other hobby is fishing :D

    Sad i liked the garden full of plants:cry::D ;)
    Love the man Shed Though:cool: Great looking set up and build (y)
     
  13. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    That is sure a fancy Man Cave in your old garden.

    Keith:):)
     
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    The wife picked these flowers this morning before the temperature climbed to 35c later in the day.
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    Keith:):)
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Keith, Wonderful flowers :love: Great to get fresh cut flowers from the garden.

    Cannot wait till summer comes to our side of the world :whistle:

    :eek::eek: 35c way to hot for me :LOL:
     
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    Beautiful flowers!
     
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  17. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Just look at Aust summer at the moment, no one would want that.

    Yesterday 30+ today 30+ and tomorrow 30+again.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Few of you may know that I am very interested in Severe Weather, especially tornadoes. I've witnessed one massive tornado so far, and many supercells, or rotating thunderstorms. It's been a wild ride, and is also very entertaining yet extremely technical and calculated. Documenting the storms has proved to be difficult and a steep learning curve. I operate with a small home-made team, so not all of the video is mine, but we post it to the same channel. Enjoy!

    This is my very first tornado (EF-3) and very first video.


    Freddy's incredible Mother Ship Supercell


    And another Photogenic Supercell
     
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  19. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Here are a few photos of a storm that hit Sydney Australia recently.

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    Keith:):)
     
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    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    Yes, I saw that! Very impressive. It's simply amazing being able to see the how the wind carves the clouds!
     

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