Enfield

I’ve been meaning to write this since early September and I have a bunch of other stuff to get through that’s queued behind it. The trouble is, this is a piece about the area I just moved from and there’s just so much to cram in. I can remember now how we discovered Enfield. Some …

It all looks different from up here…

Today I was lucky enough to visit Coq D’Argent, a restaurant in the city on the roof garden of 1 Poultry in the City.   1 Poultry is perhaps one of the last buildings of the postmodernist architectural movement/style to be completed. It’s certainly striking, with its pink and yellow alternating limestone cladding. It has …

Fujifilm XF 27mm lens: Some Impressions

This last few weeks haven’t offered many opportunities for photography. I moved offices about 2 weeks ago and frankly I’m still getting used to the new building and the wider area. What has turned up in that time was the rather impressive (but within its limits) Fuji 27mm lens for the X system. I’ve put …

Shoreditch Street Art with my X-Pro1 and Xf27mm

So it has been a funny old week in my new office, not a million miles away from Liverpool Street. We’ve had a dead mouse in a desk, builders playing a girder and spanner symphony across the road and a seemingly endless walk to the kitchen. It is however a considerable improvement on a building …

Music In The Walled Garden

This Sunday I went to Forty Hall in Enfield, near where I live, to a musical event organised to raise funds for the planting of bee friendly plants and shrubs in the Walled Garden. We got there early, mindful that parking might be interesting later on… Forty Hall is a 17th century manor house and …

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 …

X-Pro1 and Zeiss Touit 12mm

I had one of those nice experiences today when a chap rushed up to me to ask me what kind of camera my X-Pro1 was and what kind of lens I had mounted. I could sense general confusion – it looks like a rangefinder but it has a zeiss lens and an APS-C sensor. He …

Just Touit – Zeiss Touit 12mm

An appalling pun and my final conclusion is probably a little more balanced with respect to the subject of this post, the Zeiss Touit 12mm. Its equivalent focal length is 18mm, which is very wide indeed. High level, this is a very good lens and if you like 18mm equivalent you should consider buying it …

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 …

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 …