Tag Archives: Olympus E620

Bring The Paint #2

26-07-22

My Photo Buddies and I were a little bit early for the “Bring The Paint” display in the town last time we met up. So a couple of weeks ago we decided to see what progress had been made, and it gave us a chance catch up and have coffee and cake at one of our favourite coffee shops.

From our first visit. The guys painting the artwork were suspended in the cradle at the top of the building, made me dizzy just looking at them.

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The painting now looks complete, it depicts some of what the city is known for, at the very top a Fox representing the local football team Leicester City (The Foxes), an Astronaut for the National Space Centre in the city, not sure what the third artwork is, but the last one is a Tiger representing the Leicester Tigers Rugby football club.

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Got to admire the guys who painted this artwork dangling from the side of the building in a small cradle.

In My Garden

17-06-22

It’s 30 deg. C / 86 deg. F in the uk today, quite hot for this country. I decided to walk to the hairdressers and have what meagre hair I have shaved to a No. 2 setting, feels so much cooler. Then walked on into town to pick up some essentials, it was quite busy, but I can’t help but think back to the 60’s & 70’s and how lively the city centre once was. Stopped off at my favourite café, had an iced Americano coffee and a homemade cheese scone.

Yesterday I took a few images around the garden with my macro lens, still trying to get the hang of it.

Wild Strawberries.

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Stripy critter.

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Lavender ready to bloom.

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Michaelmas daisies.

Flat Battery

13-06-22

I haven’t used my car for over a fortnight as most of the places I’ve been to recently have been either in the city centre or involved drinking beer. Yesterday I thought I ought to give it a bit of a run, switched on the ignition, turned the key, got one spin of the engine then nothing. So I’m now waiting at home today for a battery charger to be delivered. Why not have a bit of a sort out in the sitting room I thought, of course I got quickly distracted ! Found some buttons in a container that I liked the shape of and decided to make a bit of a still life with them, it was also a good opportunity to get more familiar with my Macro lens.

Olympus E620, Zuiko 35mm Macro Lens, PP in Lightroom.

After Eunice

It was quite breezy yesterday with storm “Eunice” passing through. Luckily the house and fence held together, and my car passed it’s annual MOT test.

Not the the day for going out taking photographs, although the heavy rain has just stopped and the sun is trying to peep through the clouds.

Rain drops on the window

Olympus E620, 35mm Zuiko Macro, SilverEfex

Monochrome Wednesday

13-11-19

Last week I went to The British Motor Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire with some old friends that I’ve known since the early 1960’s. The lens on my Olympus EPL1 has given up the ghost, it’s a fault with an internal ribbon cable according to the web, and quite common, so I took my old Olympus E620 along instead, it’s a bit noisier at higher iso’s but it didn’t do too badly.

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Speed 14 Saloon.

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Gas turbine Prototype.

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I have a bit of a soft spot for Rovers, I had a 1953 Rover 75 in the late 1970’s, exactly the same as the one in the picture above, and in the 1980’s I worked at an electrical engineering factory that made gas turbines

Jaguars
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1932 -16hp coupe.

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1935 Airline, love the style of this one, so elegant.

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Aluminium XJ.

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James Bond XKR, there have been a few times when I wished I had one of these on the roof of my car.

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1950 Daimler “Green Goddess” coupe, and a bit of a selfie.

It was a great day out with good company. 

Subway Street Art

08-11-19

I haven’t been out taking photographs very much these last few weeks, we have had such a lot of rain, and on the good days I’ve been trying to catch up with tidying the garden.

At the end of September I met up with the PhotoBuddies to have a look at some new street art in a subway that runs under a busy road junction in the city, not a place I would normally wander around on my own. I took a digital camera with me (Olympus E620) luckily the weather was really good.

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Tight Lipped
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Afraid
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Feeling Blue
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The street art has really brightened up what was a dismal area.

Dams Spinney #1

16-04-19

The weather seems to be taking a turn for the better this week, so feeling somewhat seized up after too many days indoors I took my self off for a walk yesterday to my favourite nearby location Dams Spinney. Hoping that spring had started to leave it’s mark I took my Olympus E620 and 35mm macro lens, and Olympus OM2sp and Vivitar 19mm loaded with Ilford SFX 200 (expired in 2009) developed the film today and will scan the negs over the next couple of days.

Grotto
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Years
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Fresh
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Stingers
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Fading Back
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After getting back home my feet and legs were aching, oh the joy’s of getting older, but I felt much better for being out and about in the countryside, so good for the soul.