2023 · 23 November 2023
Contax once upon a time billed their G2 cameras as being, "The essence of perfection" and whilst nothing ever is, I think that at that time these lovely 35mm film electronic rangefinder cameras came close for their intended purpose.

2023 · 21 November 2023
Some photographs you take purely by happenstance, by encounter, on the spur of the moment, unthinkingly, as literally a snapshot. Yet somehow they come out with a pleasing aspect, by instinct I guess.

Woods Walk
2023 · 15 November 2023
Wandering about in the woods with my M.Zuiko 12-45mm f4 Pro 'standard' zoom catching a mostly wider view of the forest glades after the recent storms as Autumn marches relentlessly onwards.

2023 · 13 November 2023
A tithe; one tenth of annual produce, formerly taken as a tax for the support of the Church and clergy. Hence the Tithe Barn where they stored all the tithes they collected.

Mellow Yellow
2023 · 10 November 2023
"They call me Mellow Yellow (Quite rightly)" - Donovan, 1966. Not however being mad about, as in Donovan's case, Saffron but rather the trees from my Autumn woodland walkabout.

OM-5 Zoom Triumvirate
2023 · 06 November 2023
My f4 pro zoom triumvirate is just made for adventures with my OM-5 and is the ultimate travel troika. However, sometimes my little f4-5.6 14-150mm II super zoom, though a big compromise, is simply enough.

Actual Autumn
2023 · 01 November 2023
It's the first of November and actual Autumn is now with us with the deciduous trees around our way undergoing their annual transmogrification. Time to get the camera out once more for the seasonal photo colour fest.

Lullebrook Manor
2023 · 30 October 2023
Lullebrook Manor is a fine mid-18th century country house that was once rented by Colonel Francis Ricardo, the first car owner in Cookham, having a bright yellow Rolls Royce with a large horn on the side that went 'poop, poop' and supposedly the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame's Toad in the 1908 children's book The Wind in the Willows. A property on the site is known to have existed from as early as the 13th Century, when the house was owned by the De Lullebrook family.

2023 · 29 October 2023
The blues and azures of water in ethereal light. Bubbles bursting through liquid yet trapped seemingly eternally in time. The glassmaker's art caught on camera.

Macro Flash
2023 · 28 October 2023
There are, typically, three types of light used in macro photography; daylight, continuous artificial light and flashlight, so called 'macro flash'. So what are the advantages of using macro flash over the others?

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