A few years ago, I visited Caen Hill locks near Devizes for the first time. The steep flight of locks is one of the iconic sights of Wiltshire, so when I heard that my friend Matt’s parents were bringing their narrowboat down the flight, I volunteered as a deck hand. I’ve never operated a lock beforeContinue reading “Caen Hill”
At the weekend I went for a walk around the Tintern area with a friend. We walked about eight miles, starting from Tintern Abbey and heading up to the Devil’s Pulpit which overlooks it. It’s quite a steep climb to the top! Much of the walk was in shady woodland and there weren’t many opportunitiesContinue reading “Tintern”
This was the inaugural roll of film through my new (to me) Canon AT-1. It’s not a very exciting camera, having only shutter-priority or full manual exposure, and a fairly inaccurate match-needle meter. Nonetheless, its procurement was necessary for me to complete my collection of the Canon A series and there’s nothing I hate more thanContinue reading “Another roll”
Some time ago I compared the EF and FD versions of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. It wasn’t exactly a fair test because the EF lens fits natively on my DSLR, while the FD lens needs an adapter with an optic. Now I am fortunate enough to own a Canon EOS M mirrorless digital camera which canContinue reading “Lens test: Canon FL, FD and EF 50mm f/1.4 vs f/1.8”
A few weeks ago, I visited Sherborne Abbey with some friends who were singing with the choir In Ecclesia Exon. While they rehearsed, I photographed the beautiful building and some of its contents. I’ve photographed cathedrals and abbeys many times before but on this occasion I was trying to find something a bit different fromContinue reading “Sherborne Abbey”
These pictures were taken during a short break to Dunster for my birthday. Dunster is a tiny village near Minehead which has a wonderful castle and also a church that is one of the Somerset Towers. We also called in a Lynmouth, Lynton and Minehead. Driving to Lynmouth and Lynton involved crossing Exmoor. It wasContinue reading “Mini-break in Dunster”
This weekend Fraser (my best-man-to-be and arch-enemy friend of old) visited so we could go wedding suit shopping with my dad, my brothers, and Hannah’s dad. Success – we found some suits in a suit shop! Who’d have thought? I dunno why women make such a fuss about shopping 😉 So with time to spare,Continue reading “Severn Beach Sunset”
I’ve had this photo in my head for a while, but only recently got round to taking it. I like it. Canon FTb camera with Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens, lit with single desk lamp. Expired Jessops Pan 100S film, developed in Ilford Microphen.