Overstrand with many cameras…

This post was to be christened “Overstrand and Poppyland”, but I realised as I was writing it that I had no decent photos of Poppys from our trip to Norfolk! This week I was on holidays in Overstrand. Overstrand is a village on the North Norfolk coast, between Cromer and Mundesley.┬áIt was once (or a …

Justice for Becky Reed

Yesterday I went along to a picnic in support of a healthcare professional facing charges from her regulatory body (and I took some cameras along). I will confess that the last three years have been an education. Not just the joy (and tribulations) of becoming a parent but also having some of your strongest beliefs …

The Giant Rat in the City

A few times more recently I’ve been confronted with a Giant inflatable Rat on my walks around the City. This is down to one of the more bitter industrial disputes of recent years and relates back to one of Europe’s largest engineering projects, Crossrail. UNITE, one of the UK’s largest trade unions, claims that the …

Splash

More today from the the X-E1 and the Zeiss Touit 32mm. It’s just a really lovely combination, small yet powerful in image quality. This lunchtime was awful weather in some ways, but perfect for photography too. Bright, diffuse light allowing shutter speeds outside in excess of 1/1000. However, that meant a lot of clouds too! …

Touit to-woo

Cheesy title I know, but bizarrely enough I found myself testing out my Zeiss Touit lenses at Hall Place, a stunning Tudor House and Gardens between Crayford and Bexleyheath and found a great display of display of owls… The house dates back to around 1540 when wealthy merchant Sir John Champneys, a former Lord Mayor …

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 …