March of the Machines

A few weeks ago I visited the Robots exhibition at the Science Museum, in London. I took along my favourite low light camera, the Sony A7RII. The exhibition blurb states that it is “Focusing on why they exist rather than on how they work, our blockbuster exhibition explores the ways robots mirror humanity and the …

Still Pro

It’s funny how some cameras just don’t engage, or only engage when it comes to appreciating the images they create. Then again, plenty of cameras are a blast to use, but don’t produce the best quality images. I’m going to file the Fujifilm X-Pro2 in the category of producing great images and being great fun …

Animal Magic

A visit to London Zoo last week offered some time for a great day out with my oldest son. Being of the view that always carrying a 150-600mm lens and a DSLR can get a bit intrusive, I took my Olympus E-M1 mkII with me. This camera rightly wins plaudits for its high speed shooting …

Sleep is for wimps

There’s a reason I’ve not been writing to you this last three months. It’s because “free” time is at least partly filled with a very loveable “little” (massive) chap, who arrived in mid January, causing our family joy, wonder, confusion, back ache and sleepless nights in equal measure. A particular favourite of mine was the …

Happy New Year

I hope everybody reading this has had a great holiday period, despite the crap that was 2016. This year has been less about new cameras and lenses and more about politics. C’est la vie. I suspect that theme will continue into the new year. 😉 As ever, I’ve picked a few photos I liked to …

The Bus to Shepherd’s Bush

Another post from earlier in the year that I failed to finish because of Brexit related nonsense. This one from late May… My son was keen for a Saturday out of the house recently, so I scoured the pages of “things to do” magazines about London and the south east for something right up his …

Classic Cars and Dinosaurs

There’s a range of things that happened (and were heavily photographed) in the summer that I failed to cover here. This is all down to to the car crash that is brexit and everything that’s followed, including vast amounts of protesting, campaigning and social media. However, as a potential end to the good times is …

Rage, rage against the dying of the light

I support every campaigner against brexit, be they a Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, SNP, Sinn Fein, UUP, DUP, Plaid or Green supporter. I don’t care if they are a Corbynista, Thatcherite, Bennite, Cameroon or Blairite. I don’t care that people are unionist or nationalist. I don’t care if people are members of a union or …

Witney, vote for all of us

I was born in Oxford, and lived until the age of 11 in west Oxfordshire, on Abingdon Road in the little village of Standlake near Witney. My father worked in Summertown and later Eynsham for the National Farmers Union. I enjoyed growing up there, the towns and countryside were beautiful (Places like Witney, Eynsham, Chipping …

Devon Daze

I should probably point out in advance that if you are expecting more outraged political discourse, this post isn’t it. This post harks back to the time when all I used to write about was travel, life in general and photography. I digress…. This year we wanted to head to somewhere new on holiday. Money …