Some impressions of the FujiFilm X100S

I’ve been silent most of this week because of family stuff last week and a busy week in work this week. One notable arrival this week was the X100S last Saturday which I’m still trying to find time and light to take shots with. This meant the departure of my X100 but it’s gone to …

I’m not down a hole…

But work has piled up this week as events in the news have meant much work for me and lots of time (lunchtime, evening and night) doing my day job and a bit less time taking or talking about photos or cameras. In some ways its a good thing – I’m much better at handling …

Time to think

These days it can end up feeling like nothing ever stops: wake up, work, work, work, home, family, financial stuff, go to sleep. Repeat. Thus that moment of quiet time becomes ever more important. Taken with my X-E1 and 14mm lens

Some street with the X-E1

Nothing much to this one other than a folly. The folly in question was thinking that a day on which it was merely sunny would be good for photography. As it happened the conditions were terrible, the wind was howling and the temperature near freezing. That’ll learn me. Again I came across these locks, which …

Oh deer….

I probably ought to explain why I’ve been so quiet this last week. The “bug” that my other half picked up translated to full blown Gastroenteritis¬†(again) for me, such that I lost Wednesday entirely and Thursday was a bit nil by mouth. So it’s fair to say the holiday was a little bit rubbish overall! …

Bolton’s Bench and Burley

Two really lovely locations with nice weather, what’s not to like? My son and I (mummy was laid low with a bug) headed off to cause as much damage to the English countryside as possible (OK that was his intention, I was along for the ride). We wandered up Bolton’s bench and the heathland behind …

Ponies galore…

I’ve taken my family to Burley in the New Forest for a break. For those who don’t know, the New Forest is a National Park in southern England. It covers south-west Hampshire and extends into south-east Wiltshire and towards east Dorset. There are many villages dotted around the area, and several small towns in the …

Northaw Church

The church of St Thomas a Becket in Northaw is a lovely example of a late 19th century neo-gothic church. Today we stopped there for some fresh air (I stopped there for some fresh air) because I’m still getting stomach cramps from my recent illness. I happen to like it because (when we used to …