Kirk Hammett Footwear

“Vans Classic Slip Ons” Slippers. And why not? We’re all getting that age where “Gimme fuel, gimme fire, gimme that which I desire” becomes a request for a cup or tea and a nice sit down with the heater on full whack. I can’t fault you, Kirk.


Just some barrels, outside a pub in Dartmouth. They made a nice pattern.

Some barrels, outside a pub in Dartmouth.

A shifty looking breakfast.


It’s often the little things in life that bring the most pleasure, and I was particularly chuffed when yesterday’s little thing was finding my egg poacher.

Thoughts on Mindful Eating

The tall handsome American takes a seat outside a Parisian cafe. He takes a sip of coffee and looks out at the French city life unfolding before him. With a thoughtful pause, he sums up his experience: “It’s no accident that the institution, the cafe is so closely associated with the French. What do we […]

Dartmouth Harbour Construction

A quick and easy photo-construction of Dartmouth Harbour.

Dartmouth Harbour Construction

I just chucked the images into PanoEdit, and let it do the work.

Tiny Ivy Leaves

Tiny Ivy Leaves

Tiny leaves on a bridge at Bickleigh Mill. Taken with the Asahi SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 lens on my Sony NEX-6.

Dartmoor Sunset

We found a handy bit of Dartmoor to watch the sunset. I took some of the photos with my then-new Sony 55-210 lens. It wasn’t ideal in such low light, but worked for some shots. Something with a wider aperture available would have worked better, but it’s what I had at the time, and the kit lens worked just fine for the sunset shots.


Two pictures of blossom on the same tree, at Bickleigh Mill. That tree seems to be running a bit early.


Blossom Corner

These were taken with my NEX-6, using the 40-year-old Asahi SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 lens. The focal length worked well for a few shots that day, but they needed more correction than I’d have liked afterwards for purple and green fringing on high-contrast areas. Maybe the modern 50mm f/1.8 would be a good idea. Not quite as wide an aperture, but probably more usable, especially with auto focus.