Shooting with the D750

What am I doing with another DSLR? Aren’t mirrorless cameras undoubtedly the future? I think they are part of the future, because they offer certain advantages, particularly in terms of judging exposure through the EVF (electronic viewfinder). But I’ve moved towards preferring to use an OVF (optical viewfinder) over the last year principally because of …

Cardiff Match Day

This weekend, after some late nights in work this week I headed to Cardiff, ostensibly for the excuse of watching Wales play Fiji at Rugby Union, but really to catch up with a group of old friends. A completely packed train, that I failed to get on, left me chewing on a supermarket sandwich at …

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

The title is the name of the art installation currently surrounding the Tower of London, which commemorates the beginning of the World War I/the First World War. A lot of people might say that the installation is over the top, designed to elicit an over emotional reaction; or that it is a glorification of war. I believe …

Steam Union

On Saturday morning I tumbled out of bed, grunted at my OH and headed for the shower at 6:45. Ok for a workday, but what was I doing on a Saturday? A few months ago I had been given some tips as to how to look up steam trains passing through mainline stations on the …

Wireless

What’s all this about? Ridiculously, a terse exchange on a well known internet forum (comically I was accused of being a Nikon fanboy) led me to pick up my Fujifilm X-T1 again and play about with it. Following that, it so happened that meant the X-T1 ended up in my bag on a couple of …

Enfield

I’ve been meaning to write this since early September and I have a bunch of other stuff to get through that’s queued behind it. The trouble is, this is a piece about the area I just moved from and there’s just so much to cram in. I can remember now how we discovered Enfield. Some …

Moving Home

First of all, if it seems like I haven’t been posting much here at the minute, I apologise. I’ve been moving house with all of the hard work, frustration and stress that brings with it. I also apologise for a lot of “dull” pictures of an empty house. But if you are here, you probably …

Liverpool

Sometimes you have days that start not so well, get worse and end badly. They are at least consistent… We had a day like this recently when a combination of the need to exchange contracts on our purchase and sale of property, put the cat into a cattery for the weekend and get ourselves to …

Don’t look down…

A walk by Westminster Bridge to test my new 80-400mm lens with my D810 offered the usual fair of views of the London Eye, seagulls and boats on the river, until I looked at Parliament. I took some pictures of “big ben” (actually the Queen Elizabeth Tower, the bell is known as “Big Ben”) and …

Read all about it: Nikon D810 User Impressions

I’ve been wanting to write about the D810 pretty much since I got it. It the most exciting camera upgrade in a long time where almost nothing has changed, but the few changes that have resulted are so significant that it actually surpasses other cameras which are a radical reworking of the original concept. As …

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