Classic Cars and the Joy of Bands

I absolutely love classic cars. There’s something about the shape of the body, the lights, the colours etc that make them amongst my favourite things to photograph. So I was delighted that when a group of classic cars arrived outside my office when I was equipped with my Nikon Df, some manual focus primes and …

Shooting with the D750

What am I doing with another DSLR? Aren’t mirrorless cameras undoubtedly the future? I think they are part of the future, because they offer certain advantages, particularly in terms of judging exposure through the EVF (electronic viewfinder). But I’ve moved towards preferring to use an OVF (optical viewfinder) over the last year principally because of …

Cardiff Match Day

This weekend, after some late nights in work this week I headed to Cardiff, ostensibly for the excuse of watching Wales play Fiji at Rugby Union, but really to catch up with a group of old friends. A completely packed train, that I failed to get on, left me chewing on a supermarket sandwich at …

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

The title is the name of the art installation currently surrounding the Tower of London, which commemorates the beginning of the World War I/the First World War. A lot of people might say that the installation is over the top, designed to elicit an over emotional reaction; or that it is a glorification of war. I believe …

Steam Union

On Saturday morning I tumbled out of bed, grunted at my OH and headed for the shower at 6:45. Ok for a workday, but what was I doing on a Saturday? A few months ago I had been given some tips as to how to look up steam trains passing through mainline stations on the …

Wireless

What’s all this about? Ridiculously, a terse exchange on a well known internet forum (comically I was accused of being a Nikon fanboy) led me to pick up my Fujifilm X-T1 again and play about with it. Following that, it so happened that meant the X-T1 ended up in my bag on a couple of …