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Title: Country folk
Post by: David Paterson on August 02, 2018, 15:56:10
Yesterday was the Killin Highland Games. As usual it rained quite heavily but I tried to get a few images.

The men are "tossing the caber" - the caber is a wooden pole 6 to 7 metres long and weighing around 70 kilos. They have to throw it up in the air so that it turns and lands in a very precise way. Only very large strong men can do this.   :)
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 02, 2018, 16:26:47
Amazing pictures. You must be in the only place in Europe with rain ;)
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: Jakov Minić on August 02, 2018, 16:53:24
Could we send Erik next year to perfom on behalf of NG :D
I would love to see him in a kilt :D
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: David Paterson on August 02, 2018, 17:05:35
Amazing pictures. You must be in the only place in Europe with rain ;)

Yes, perhaps - but for once, it is really welcome.

Jakov - great idea, but I'll let you make the suggestion to Erik . . . .
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: timh on August 02, 2018, 19:29:46
Great images. Tossing the caber not for the faint-hearted!
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: Chris Dees on August 02, 2018, 20:17:51
Never thought they wear a short under the kilt. ;D

Nice expressions.  :)
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: MFloyd on August 02, 2018, 21:05:36
Never thought they wear a short under the kilt. ;D

...

Normally, they donít...
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: armando_m on August 02, 2018, 21:43:38
Fantastic images

The guy in the white shirt wins the price for his expression
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 02, 2018, 22:23:16
I am in the mood to throw one of these poles!
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: David Paterson on August 02, 2018, 23:55:29
Thanks very much - Tim, Floyd, Chris and Armando - greatly appreciated.

Frank - I'll get one shipped over to you.   :D 
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: tommiejeep on August 03, 2018, 06:48:18
Dave, so now we have photographic evidence of what a Scotsman wears under his Kilt  :) .  Love the skin tones in the women images and overall.  Thanks for posting.
Tom
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: MFloyd on August 03, 2018, 08:02:51
Dave, so now we have photographic evidence of what a Scotsman wears under his Kilt  :) .  Love the skin tones in the women images and overall.  Thanks for posting.
Tom

Not too sure. Seems there is some heavy make-up, and some greenish reflections coming from the grass. Grass is always a problem: be it for soccer or rugby players, or planes flying over a grass landing strip.

Pleasant pictures, by the way 👍🏻
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: Chris Dees on August 03, 2018, 08:41:57
I attended an Highland game back in 2011.
Very relaxed atmosphere.
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: David Paterson on August 03, 2018, 11:13:54
Thanks for your comments, Tommie, Floyd and Chris.

Floyd - there is a greenish tinge to the girls' skin-tones. However it's not present with the men; I blame the make-up.  :)
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 03, 2018, 14:11:55
Frank - I'll get one shipped over to you.   :D 

Save the postage, just send me size and weight and I will get one in the neighbouring DIY market...


PS: Ok, found it. Larch, 80 Kilos, 6 Meters ... I need more training!  ;D
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: Akira on August 03, 2018, 14:33:37
This is a lively and somewhat humorous report of the traditional event.  I love it!
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: David Paterson on August 03, 2018, 20:08:43
Thanks, Akira. I really enjoy this kind of opportunity a few times a year; it makes a nice change from landscapes.
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: David Paterson on August 04, 2018, 15:08:11
PS: Ok, found it. Larch, 80 Kilos, 6 Meters ... I need more training!  ;D

Frank - I'm sure you will be able to flip it by mind-powwer alone.   ;D
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: Jan Anne on August 04, 2018, 17:49:02
The image sequence of the highlander in the white shirt and blue skirt is almost comical, in the first image you seen him working hard to launch a piece of timber and in the last image the timber is gone but he still has the same pose, red face, puffy cheeks, etc as if its his normal everyday self  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: David Paterson on August 04, 2018, 23:18:40
Hey, Jan Anne - good to hear from you.
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: Erik Lund on August 06, 2018, 10:00:10
He he, very nice series  ;D  For sure i like your captures of the lovely local 'cheerleaders' to the puffy guys.


Guys will always find something to toss around,,, :o
Title: Re: Country folk
Post by: David Paterson on August 08, 2018, 11:22:34
Thanks, Erik - I share your preference for the girls, every time.    ;)