Testing a zoom lens

When I bought my 450D I started out with the standard 18-55mm lens, and added a 70-300mm to cover most of the usual range of focal lengths. But when I’m on lunchtime photowalks I don’t want to carry two lenses, nor repeatedly change between them. I often miss shots that need a longer focal length […]

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Pictures of cameras

This week, the Photo Challenge was a surprise to me, because Paul set it. It’s a nice feeling, because I get to participate like everyone else. The Challenge was called the 5 Minute Photoshoot: What I want you to do, is find a location (any location, it doesn’t matter. It could be your front room, […]

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Fog and ice

I woke up this morning and looked out of the window. I saw with delight that a thick fog had descended over the entire area. I love fog, so I grabbed one of my cameras and dashed out to Oldbury Court Estate. On the way, I slipped and fell on ice. Unfortunately, I bruised my […]

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Graffiti

I’ve never really attempted to take photos of graffiti before, this week I saw two pieces in particular that I really like – and a third whose photo also came out OK. I spotted all three of these in the Clifton area of Bristol. This first one isn’t that interesting, but I like the contrasty […]

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