Meeting my parents for a family lunch

Today we went to Playhatch, near Reading, to meet up with my parents. They live in Wales about 3 hours drive away so, given our use of Skype, I’m pretty convinced that our son Daniel thinks my parents are characters in a computer game… In any event it was lovely to catch up. As ever …

Autumn flowers

It feels like the garden is about ready to dump its leaves and die back for another year. In the meantime, the rather wonderful purple flowers in one of our borders deserve a post. Olympus E-P3 and Panasonic 20mm lens

The people of St Pauls

Having failed to bring my G5 with me today for some testing with the 7-14 (battery, what battery??) I did at least have my E-M5 with me. I wanted a walk at lunchtime for a bit of exercise and so I decided to head down to St Paul’s cathedral. I couldn’t really be bothered to …

Trafalgar Square

First of two posts this evening. First of all, yesterday I visited Trafalgar Square in central London. The evening before I had been telling some poor guy he needed to visit the square with a UWA lens, so I decided to take my new 9-18 down there. I was very happy with the output from …

Olympics Parade

Olympics Parade, a set on Flickr. Slideshow available through the “Olympics Parade” link under the block of pictures above. The official parade of British medallists and other competitors took place today in London, commencing near Bank, not far from where I work. I ventured down armed with my E-M5. Unfortunately I had forgotten the parade …

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 …

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 …