On the pleasure of shooting with a great camera

The Nikon D810 is a camera I’ve raved about before. It is an enormously capable camera which allows for images that are, at their best, better than any other camera with a 35mm sensor. There are a lot of things about the D810 that aren’t perfect: it’s a little thicker than I think Nikon could …

New year, new cameras, new statistics…

January has seen the launch of a couple of very impressive new cameras. Some of them look out of this world (boom, boom…). First out of the blocks was Nikon, with their new flagship D5 camera. The portrait gripped body has a 20mp sensor and shoots up to 12 frames per second (FPS). It has …

Memories of summer

It feels a bit strange to start reminiscing about things that happened a month ago, but the weather moves quickly from summer to Autumn and we’ve already had the heating on a couple of evenings in my house. It also distracts me from completing several worthy write ups of the Tamron 15-30mm lens and the …

Trains, Kites and Boats

I begin my post with the happiness of having had both a recent holiday and a satisfying piece of work on my house to get at least one of the chaotic rooms in order (or at least, having covered over the luminous peach, my eyes no longer bleed on entering the room). It’s amazing how …

2 days, 2 cameras and a Motor Pageant

Once again, it was time for the Enfield Pageant of Motoring a couple of weeks ago and despite having jumped ship to Hertfordshire, I did want to go as I’ve always enjoyed it. My other half told me this would be an adventure that my son and I would share together 😉 so, after much …

Is Everyone stupid or selfish, yaah?

Another election has passed in the UK. All over social media hands have been wrung left and centre as people seem to think people who voted were stupid, misled, wrong and selfish. I couldn’t disagree more. I’m very happy with this election, because: more people voted than 5 years ago. It was toxic and corrosive to …

SkyGarden

SkyGarden is the new “public” space at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street, a new skyscraper in the City of London. People may know the building better as the “walkie talkie” or “walkie scorchie” (in light of its ability to melt cars and scorch the streets). //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js 20 Fenchurch Street was designed by architect Rafael …

Rain, Sweat and Enthusiasm: Le Tour in London

I had absolutely no idea I would have any time free today at all. My diary was packed with meetings which I was cursing because today was the day the world’s biggest cycling race rolled into town. One technical failure of a 3 hour video conference later and I set off with a couple of …