Category Archives: Sigma DP1

Bring The Paint

08-06-22

It’s the “Bring The Paint” event in my home town this month. Met up with my Photo Buddies last week and we had a walk around some of the areas that have been painted. We were so lucky with the weather, as it’s been really cold and dull for June.

Taken the week before, we were a bit too early !

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There was still a lot of painting going on, will probably meet up again with the Photo Buddies next week to see how it’s progressing.

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Scary

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A bicycle for two

I used my old Sigma DP1 to take these images, but really struggled to see the screen at times. If we go back next week (weather permitting) I’ll take one of my old Olympus cameras with a viewfinder.

Thursday Doors (and windows)

12-05-22

A selection of doors from my walks into town over the last two weeks, and the odd curved window.

A bit of a selfie going on !

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Rough and ready and some curved windows

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The colours and the leaded window caught my eye on this one

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Fashionable Grey

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Leeds United

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Scissors door and curved window

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Side door to a former bank, liked the top light

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Another lovely top light

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Click on the link above to see a selection of doors from around the world on Dan Antions excellent blog.

Thursday Doors

21-04-22

Some doors and gates spotted on my wanderings over the last two weeks. To see some excellent doors from around the world pop over to Dan Antions “Thursday Doors”

As well as the door it was the curved glass that caught my eye.

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Sweeny Todd !

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A fancy Gate

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A Shapley Gate

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Dentist’s Surgery entrance

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Appartments, just down the road from the Dentist

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Another Lovely Gate

Could This Be Spring ?

16-04-22

Arranged to meet an old friend yesterday for a bite to eat and a beer or two. It was the first time in months that I didn’t need to wear a thermal T Shirt. The sun was out and it was a balmy 19deg C / 66deg F, it actually felt like a spring day. I took my battered Sigma DP1 camera with me on my walk to the pub. Here’s a few images along the way.

Thursday Doors

14-04-22

Managed to photograph a few doors on my way to the music pub last Friday. Haven’t felt much like taking any images lately, but the weather was reasonable if not that warm, and the thought of meeting friends and some good beer and music spurred me on. Check out Dan Antions blog for a great selection of doors from around the world.

I like the slightly tatty doors the best.
Love the old Victorian villas that have names.

Great brickwork and canopy.

Another named one.

Two for one.

A nice textured Blue one.

Huntingdon & Mac’s

09-08-19

The times I’ve passed by Huntingdon on the A14 on my way to Stanstead Airport and said to myself I must stop off and visit this place. Well yesterday along with my PhotoBuddies we did. A couple of weeks back we dropped off one of the PhotoBuddies old Apple Mac’s at a repair specialist just the other side of Cambridge (it’s great to have a car again) We collected the newly refurbished Mac and stopped off at Huntingdon on the way home. I took a film camera with me and my digital Sigma DP1, these are some quick snaps from the Sigma.

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It was the sight of this lovely medieval bridge that made me want to visit Huntingdon. The old bridge was built in the 1330’s and was the main crossing point of the Roman Ermine Street. Huntingdon was also the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell.

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The Slightly Less Lovely A14 Bridge !
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The A14 has some major roadworks at the moment and 40mph average speed camera restrictions. It carries a lot of traffic and is one of the main routes to the ferry port of Felixstowe

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This derelict house fronts onto the river (The Ouse) The garden was overgrown and has become a bit of a haven for wildlife, It’s earmarked for redevelopment. It saddens me that so many areas throughout the country are built on without any regard for nature, I fear we might regret this later on.

Overgrown Jetty’s In front of the Old House
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Teasels
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A bit of messing about in Analog efex pro.

Old Town
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There are some lovely old buildings in the old town, it really deserves a much longer visit.

All in all a great day out in a lovely old town. I’ll post the film images when I get them processed.

Painting The Town

28-05-19

Met up with the PhotoBudies last week to have a walk around the cultural quarter of the town, and have a look at the new street art going up. Because of the variable weather we have had recently (I guess) they had only just started their artwork, but it was a lovely sunny warm day and it was great to just walk around. I took along a film camera and my Sigma DP1.

Back Of The Funfair
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Waves
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They were setting up a funfair on the park that I walk through to get into town.

Town

Sticker
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I have no idea what this sticker is about, hopefully it’s not too contentious.

The Look
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Keep Clear
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Be Warned
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Shadow
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Magpie
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Hopefully the film shots will be ok, if so I will post them when I get the film developed. Anyway we have another excuse to visit the town and see the new street art and drink lots of coffee.

Walking To The Dentist

22-01-19

It was lovely and bright this morning as I set out to the dentists surgery, another filling, only two more to go. Arrived in town early so decided to walk the rest of the way along the path by the River Soar and Grand Union Canal, an area I haven’t visited for many years, what a change, new paths, green areas, and apartment blocks of course. I had my Sigma DP1 with me, and for a change could use it at 200 asa because it was so sunny. As I arrived back at home the clouds rolled in and it tried to snow.

The Canal
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Old River Soar and Great Central Railway (Remains Of)
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You Are Here Map
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Apartments, Apartments, Apartments
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More Apartments
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I quite like these as they have restored an old factory building, so it still has a bit of character. 

Walk From Chipping Norton #2

26-08-18

What with one thing and another I have been waylayed posting part 2 of my recent walk to the Rollwright Stones near Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds.

The Kings Men Stone Circle (object of the walk)
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I attempted a panorama with the Sigma, it’s not too easy as it doesn’t have mode for it. So I set the camera to manual exposure and gave plenty of overlap to each shot, then processed it through the panorama function in LightRoom.

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According to the information board the stones are from the late Neolithic. There are festivals at the site during the summer and the artwork between the stones has been created by local schools.

The Whispering Knights
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With some coins people have thrown onto the rocks, maybe for good luck.

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Hard to believe that the stones were put in place nearly 6,000 years ago.

Three Fairies Sculpture
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They apparently reflect one of the many folklore legends associated with the Stones.

The King Stone
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Latin Seat
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The inscription on the front of this bench reads, “ore stabit fortis arare placet ore stat” according to Latin – English translation, “Please stand strong edge to plow edge stands” Mmm, not too sure what that means, only took a bit of Latin at school and that was a long time ago.

Walk Back To Chipping Norton
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Couldn’t Resist This Old Tractor
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Looking forward to the next outing with the lads even though my feet felt like they were bruised all over after the 10 mile walk. Note to self, visit a Podiatrist.