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David Paterson

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Country folk
« 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.   :)

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Re: Country folk
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 16:26:47 »
Amazing pictures. You must be in the only place in Europe with rain ;)

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Re: Country folk
« Reply #2 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
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Re: Country folk
« Reply #3 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 . . . .

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Re: Country folk
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 19:29:46 »
Great images. Tossing the caber not for the faint-hearted!
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Re: Country folk
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 20:17:51 »
Never thought they wear a short under the kilt. ;D

Nice expressions.  :)
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Re: Country folk
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 21:05:36 »
Never thought they wear a short under the kilt. ;D

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Normally, they don’t...
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Re: Country folk
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 21:43:38 »
Fantastic images

The guy in the white shirt wins the price for his expression
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Re: Country folk
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2018, 22:23:16 »
I am in the mood to throw one of these poles!
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Re: Country folk
« Reply #9 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 

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Re: Country folk
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Country folk
« Reply #11 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 👍🏻
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Re: Country folk
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2018, 08:41:57 »
I attended an Highland game back in 2011.
Very relaxed atmosphere.
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Re: Country folk
« Reply #13 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.  :)

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Re: Country folk
« Reply #14 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
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