World’s Largest LEGO Model

This is absolutely fantastic – I love Lego (it’s been amazing playing with it again with my son) but particularly love mad creations like this. James May did something similar on TV a few years back. I remember visiting the Lego world map on London’s South Bank last summer and being bowled over by its …

Vroom, vroom with the RX1

Sorry, couldn’t resist! This bank holiday weekend we visited the Enfield Pageant of Motoring, one of London’s biggest classic motor shows. It was great fun, although the autojumble did appear to be old bits of car on various market stalls… I jest. The Pageant has been a feature of Enfield life ever since 1978, when …

RX1: Flawed Genius?

No, I’m not going to come out with a bunch of superlatives again after my GH3 review. I really like my GH3 but it’s an expensive video camera at the minute – I just don’t seem to use either of my M43s cameras for stills right now. I think I need to sell a whole …

London 1927 in Colour

I came across this posted elsewhere but it blew my mind so I had to post it here. It’s a film recorded in 1927 by an early pioneer of colour film techniques (Claude Friese-Greene) (using B&W film and colour filters to generate a colour effect). It was restored by the British Film Institute recently. The …

Green Park greys

No, this isn’t a feature on the North American squirrels that seem to inhabit every inch of London’s green space, rather a trip to Green Park in the extreme grey weather we had yesterday. However, you could tell this was London, given that people were out and about in deck chairs and generally lounging about …

Zoo

We had intended to visit Colchester Zoo for our son’s birthday. Unfortunately, the last week he has had Chickenpox and hasn’t felt great – his birthday this week was no exception. Poor little chap – I don’t think he knew what had hit him. In the end we decided to try and go on Saturday …

Clarity

Which is something I’m searching for at the minute. I hadn’t intended to like the RX1 so much, it was intended to be more of a review and debunk purchase followed by a rapid transition to eBay. What I hadn’t expected was how much I would like it and the images it makes. In any …

Oil Seed Rape and the Sony RX1

A bit of a random title, I will admit! This post is inspired by the fact that it feels like the countryside around where I live has turned yellow.┬áThe bright yellow flowers of oilseed rape have become a familiar sight across UK farmland in recent years. I remember it being grown in Oxfordshire in the …

D800E and AF-S NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

A very long name for what is a relatively cheap (but FX or full frame) zoom in the Nikon lens line up. The only FX lens I have which was cheaper is my 50mm F1.4. According to the reports I read buying it is is great until 200mm then it falls off a lot. Nonetheless, …