Not been out and about taking photographs very much lately, friends testing positive for the virus, and the heatwave here in the UK have put a temporary dampener on things. Though I did manage to meet up with the Photo Buddies a couple of weeks ago and find a few doors I hadn’t seen before.
If you would like to see images of some great doors from around the world check out Dan Antion’s excellent blog.
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.
With certain subjects the Sigma DP1 really shines, it’s a quirky little camera with it’s own image style, doesn’t hold highlights too well, can capture a lot of detail, great for woodland images, and photos in diffused light.
Went for a PhotoWalk with my two PhotoBuddies today, for once the weather was bright and sunny. One of the guys had just got a new iPad and sneakily took a photo. It’s only when I look at a current photo that I realise how old I am, my brain certainly doesn’t. It looks like I haven’t any hair, I did have a very severe haircut last week, might be worth investigating getting a syrup fig !!!!
Grand Union Canal
Olympus OM40 – Agfa Vista 200
It was really good to get out and about with the guys, we rounded off the walk with a bowl of carrot & coriander soup and a coffee at the World Peace cafe in the town. According to the fitness app I walked 6.5 miles (10.4 Kilometres).
Most of the photographs I took were on a film camera, hopefully I can find time to develop the film tomorrow and scan in the negatives on Thursday if they are ok.
Happy Halloween, went out with my photowalk buddies to the local cemetery today to get in the spirit of things. Had a great walk and took some film and digital images, finished it off with a cup of tea and some blood red tomato and pepper soup at the Sir David Attenborough Arts Centre.
The gremlins have been at working against me this week, downloaded a large windows 10 update (Creators), big mistake, my laptop isn’t working well at all now. Hopefully I might be able to restore it back to before the update. And to add insult to injury my portable hard drive fell on to the floor and isn’t working, windows is attempting to repair it as I write this blog post !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Went out with the photowalk buddies today, met up in a coffee shop and then we walked over to Abbey Park, as the name suggests the site of a former abbey. I was using mainly film cameras, and if they come out OK (it was a dull day) I’ll post some of the images. On the way back to town (via another coffee shop) I took a few digital images, unaware the camera was set at 800 asa ! According to my phone app I had walked 8.5 miles, hence the aching feet.