Cambridge for a picnic

The city of Cambridge is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies in East Anglia, on the River Cam, about 50 miles (80 km) north of London. The first town charters were granted in the 12th century, although city status was not conferred until 1951. I’ve loved Cambridge …

Olympus 45mm – Comparisons Continued

So, I’ve always thought this lens was priced about right. That sounds a bit harsh, but it isn’t meant to be. I always felt it was a slightly soft portrait lens that looked worse on the E-M5 than the E-P3. After all, it couldn’t be too bad, I had still managed to get results like …

A windswept Norfolk day

OK, so final day of our family holiday in Norfolk and the weather is still “interesting” (windy and wet). Having seen the forecast of a huge storm in the afternoon we got up at the “crack of a sparrowfart’ to get to the beach early. The flip side of that is that the skies were …

A Norfolk boat trip

So further to my last post, I am still on holiday in Norfolk. My partner and I decided that we wanted to take our son on a seal watching trip to Blakeney point, something we had done a month or two before he was born. I decided to put my M9 down and pick up …

Comparisons between the Olympus 45mm and 75mm

This is a post about two micro four thirds camera lenses. So in 35mm film terms you need to multiply the focal length by two. Which means these lenses are a 90mm equivalent and a 150mm equivalent. So I should start by saying that I don’t hate the Olympus 45mm lens. Far from it. It …

Bee Happy

So that’s too corny, but what do you do. Decided to spend some time with the residents of my garden today. Useless models though…

Anyone for Cricket?

So I was lucky enough to be taken to the Cricket at Lords today. I used to be a huge Cricket fan in my youth and followed both Glamorgan and England through highs and lows. As ever, you acquire responsibilities and other occupants of your time and you lose track of things that were once …

Daily Picket Chase Farm

I’ve been meaning to post something for a while about the small protest at the end of my road about the potential closure of (parts of) our local hospital in Enfield. A few years ago I might have even supported this protest (as I believe David Cameron did before he became prime minister), but that …