Category: Photography

  • Finally, surf photos

    Finally, surf photos

    Having got a nice heavy nikkor 300/4, I have just enough length for photos of the lineup.

  • A view that no longer exists…

    A view that no longer exists…

      A photo from 2009 when we still lived in the flat in Sutherland. Now there is a block of flats and a rail commuter car park where this photo is looking. Our house is great, but we can’t see the horizon for sunrise or sunset. I miss sunset especially in autumn as it mostly…

  • Old is new again

    Back in the 80s, Dad let me use his Nikon F with the photomic finder. Here is a slide from that era: (Remember, these sat around for ~30 years before processing. This is a crop and was taken near the wreck of the Cherry Venture, at a guess Dad shot this with his F3) Much…

  • You SHOULD own (lots of) gear

    You SHOULD own (lots of) gear

    It seems it’s all the rage now to write blog posts about how you dumped 20k of canon/nikon gear, got a M4/3 (or whatever) and “found” your artistic vision. Whatever works for you. But I don’t think you should try to persuade everyone else that this is the “one true way” though. I’ve got lots…

  • Sitting in the yard…

    drinking a G&T, shooting birds with the longest lenses I have.

  • Toys are fun

    D300 ISO200 Nikkor 70-210 f/4=> 210, f/4, 1/640 Nikkor 75-300 f/4.5-5.6 => 300, f/5.6, 1/320 Nikkor 75-300 f/4.5-5.6 => 190, f/5.3, 1/400 Nikkor 300 f/4 => 1/400 Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 => f/4, 1/800 Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 => f/2.8, 1/1600

  • Argghhh

    Why! Oh why? see, cleaver people are able to keep their wits about them even when so many other things (and 5 year olds) are vying for their attention. Not me, I slipped up and opened the 4 roll tank “a bit”. Maybe I’ll get something off the bottom roll. I hate myself right now.…

  • Berlin pipe

  • Super moon

  • My favourite camera

    I like to campaign them. I was keen during my teens ( the 80s… ). Dad had a Nikon F, F2, and F3. I’d been given my mother’s Yashica 35, but I notice lots of photos from that era show me with the F. Fast forward to today. I have a 5 year old and…