Our car was in for his MoT test, so we had a wander around Marsh Barton, as we usually do. A semi-deserted business park on a weekend is always good for photography. A Mercedes in pretty poor condition was good for a few shots… …and this old shipping container marked “COSCO” was nicely rusty: I […][Read More...]
A small car park in Exeter became a car festival with music and food. Lots of photos.[Read More...]
We only called in at this event fairly briefly, which is why this is only a small post, but I got a few nice photos. It’s an annual event now in Tiverton, and I think it’s connected to the Portas scheme. It’s a celebration of the town charter, and has a medieval theme. We met […][Read More...]
We needed to do a bit of shopping in the market, so we drove into town rather than walking. Since we still wanted a walk, we headed in to West Exe after brunch at Mad Hatters.
We found a fairly sizable park we didn’t know about, with a bright colourful playground…[Read More...]
The remains of a boat at Topsham, on the outskirts of Exeter.[Read More...]
Buddy is a big cuddly labrador. He lives and works at The Oak Room in Tiverton, so he’s a colleague of Sam’s. He’s a very waggy dog, and loves walks, cuddles, and anything he can eat.[Read More...]
My Sony NEX-6 has a couple of features that make it practical to attach old lenses to it. I bought a few old lenses on eBay, but one of them is really standing out for me – an Asahi Takumar from around 1971. It’s heavy, the lens elements have gone a bit yellow with age, […][Read More...]
Fore Street in Tiverton, reflected in a shop window: We had a bit of a wander around Tiverton, from home, to the canal, then down into town. Then back up Canal Hill, which is big and steep. By time we got back, we’d both managed new records for the number of steps taken in a […][Read More...]
I just bought a new camera. It’s a Sony NEX-6. Today, I had my first chance to get out and take some photos with it, on a day out in Exmouth. I’ll share my first impressions of the camera below, but before that, the photos I took: Why the Sony NEX-6? When choosing, my main […][Read More...]
We went out for a nice long (for us, anyway) walk yesterday, starting with our usual Saturday brunch at Mad Hatters. After ordering, we went to sit out in the garden, and wondered if we should have gone for the duck – it was very fresh.
It was drinking from the water bowl left out for dogs.
Mmm. Coffee. And Doppio. A good start to the day.[Read More...]
My favourite panorama stitching software, PanoEdit, vanished a few years ago. The version I had still worked, but I’d been quite aware ever since that if a new version of OS X came along that it didn’t work with any more, I’d be a bit stuck. It’s not the only tool I use, but it’s […][Read More...]
I used to use Evernote for everything I possibly could use it for. I loved it. Now, I don’t use it at all, and only keep it around while I’m moving data elsewhere. What went wrong? It’s kind of a long story…[Read More...]
I’ve been playing dress-up for years. Since childhood I jumped at the chance to put on a costume and be someone else. It’s only in the last few years that I discovered the concept of cosplay. I met like-minded people who helped me realise that while it’s still perhaps quite unusual to some, it’s absolutely […][Read More...]
This was posted a month or so ago, on Patreon, but now I’ve closed that, it can go here… This isn’t my first Leica lens, but it’s the first that looks like a modern Leica. The first black one I’ve had. Previously, I’ve had two Elmars, from the 1960s. This is the Tele-Elmarit 90mm, the […][Read More...]