The Delightful Mr F and I had a few days of recently. With the sun shining, we headed down to the coast for some sea air. I thought I would take the opportunity to experiment some more with Intentional Camera Movement.Read More
A few weeks ago, The Delightful Mr F and I headed off to Bath for a photography morning. I wanted to try out my new Fuji lens, the XF 16-55mm f2.8, and The Delightful Mr F wanted to try his new 21mm f2 lens on his film OM1. Also packed in our kit bag was the marvellous Brain’s Foto Guide for Bath.Read More
It has been a while Dear Readers, and for that I can only apologise. The long and the short of it is that MS has laid me low these last few weeks. MS is a horrible, insidious disease, which comes and goes as it pleases. When it arrives, it brings pain, fatigue and total frustration with it. I have been getting through the day on what the Delightful Mr F describes as sheer grit and courage.Read More
Well, what can I say? The best laid plans of mice and men…
Over the New Year break, The Delightful Mr F and I pottered down the M5 to Devon, one of our favourite photographic haunts. The weather forecast was fair, some sunshine, some cloud. There was also a hint of a clear night, just right for some astrophotography.Read More
I do like a list. No, I mean I really like a list. I have notebooks filled with lists. Lists of books I want to read, lists of photographic locations I want to visit, lists of presents to buy, ideas, thoughts, general ramblings, lists of everything I may need to know at some indeterminate point in the future. This year I am going to cross off some of those photographic items.Read More
The Delightful Mr F and I had a lovely Christmas Day. We like a peaceful yuletide, and so post present opening we headed off to the local woods for a walk.Read More
This was my third Champagne at the Blitz concert as their official photographer, and I always look forward to shooting them. Experiencing live music is always a joy, and hearing Sarah, Jenny and Caroline sing in person is a real privilege. At their last concert I focused a lot on the audience, who got up and danced and sang, clearing away tables and chairs to make space. It was a truly joyous event.Read More
In a surprising turn of events, I ended up with a day off. I looked at the weather forecast and it was predicting rain. How bad can it be I thought? For goodness sake, I am British, a bit of rain won’t be a problem. How wrong I was Dear Readers. Having arrived at Waterloo Station, I headed down the South Bank and the Heavens opened. Not normal, drizzle, easily held at bay by the use of an umbrella, but full on torrential rain, mostly going horizontally because of the high winds.Read More
Each year, Fleet, the town in which we currently reside, has a 10k road race. Lots of people take part, some serious runners, some new to running, and some running for charity. This year I decided to go and photograph the event. I do very little in the way of sports photography, so this was an adventure as I had no idea whether I would manage to capture anything reasonable.Read More
Well, it has been a while hasn’t it? I am a bad, bad blogger. In my defence I was working rather than lazing about the place.
On Saturday night I had the privilege to photograph the fantastic Champagne at the Blitz. They are the lovely Sarah, Jenny and Caroline, who sing 1940s and 50s music, as well as modern day tracks in perfect harmony. Go over to their website and listen to some extracts, then buy their CD. It’s brilliant.Read More
It is getting darker, earlier in the evenings now and so astrophotography is becoming less of a tiring activity. The Delightful Mr F and I found ourselves looking out of the window at a lovely, almost full moon. “That,” we said to each other, “needs photographing!”
Within 20 minutes we had camera gear, tripods and torches at the ready as we headed out to the local woods to shoot the moon. The Delightful Mr guarded us against any wrong-uns that may have been hanging about in the woods whist we photographed. To be honest, the likelihood of getting into any trouble around near where we live is limited to falling in a ditch, or being accosted by the squirrels*.
I decided to go a little off piste and have a try at a “true colour” shot. Not bad for a first try… needs improvement, but we all start somewhere.
What do you think, do you like the colour version, or the more traditional black and white?
*I’ll have to tell you about the thieving squirrel in our garden sometime… He reformed last year and gave us back all the things he had stolen by leaving them outside our backdoor. It was slightly disconcerting.
A week or so back, I needed a walk. I needed to get outside, into the autumnal sunshine for some fresh air. I grabbed my camera and decided I’d snap whatever caught my eye.
A few months ago, when showing someone one of my shots, I got the response that every photographer hates… “Wow, you must have an amazing camera!” Really? Would you say to a chef who had cooked you a wonderful meal, “Wow! You must have an amazing oven!”Read More