To other darkroom beginners

This is a quick post to share a useful resource I discovered online. I’m a relative beginner in the darkroom, and occasionally I find that my negatives don’t come out perfectly. It can be hard to know why, what you did wrong, and how you can avoid the same mistake in future. Fortunately, Olympus have […]

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Student day of Action

Today, students across the UK protested against cuts to education funding, and an increase in tuition fees. I’ve got mixed opinions on the subject that I won’t go into here, but I decided to follow the rally and the march to see if there were any good photos to be had. The initial rally was […]

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Heavenly bodies

No, sorry. This is another post about astronomy. What were you expecting?* 😉 I wrote recently about my new fisheye lens. But finding out that their original name was whole-sky lenses inspired me to have another go at making star trails with this lens. It took about three hours to expose. I also took a […]

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A visit to the Eden Project

This weekend, Hannah and I went to visit the Eden Project. I went when it first opened (but was not yet completed), so it was hugely different this time. There’s a reasonably predictable selection of flowers and plants here, as well as some photos of the waterfalls. I don’t know what any of these plants […]

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Mirror lenses: worth it?

A few weeks ago I attempted to take some photos of the moon with my 300mm lens. The results were pretty good, but I wanted more, more, more! At 300mm, the moon is still quite small in the frame, and the photo I just linked was cropped a fair bit to “zoom in” some more. […]

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Apple’s swear box

I recently noticed when using my iPhone that Apple have some sort of a list of swear words in their spelling dictionary. For those unfamiliar with the way text input works on the iPhone, if you make a typo (or enter a word not in the dictionary) then one of these happens: If the word […]

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St Paul’s Church

Some time ago, back in 2001, I set up the first website for St Paul’s Church, Stockingford. There have been a few iterations since then, but today I’m pleased to announce the latest edition. It has been fully redesigned to include more dynamic elements, provide more useful information, and require less maintenance. It’s based on […]

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