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 before […]Read more "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 opportunities […]Read more "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 than […]Read more "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 can […]Read more "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 from […]Read more "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 was […]Read more "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, […]Read more "Severn Beach Sunset"