The highlight of the week, so far is the ability to get out on a Sunday morning away to a local National Trust house and gardens, and walk the grounds.
Our local Spinney in colour
National Trust grounds remain open through Lockdown 2 and so you can book slots to visit and walk the grounds. We chose to visit Croome Court, near Worcester and walk around the parkland grounds. The weather was not great, the forecast was for grey skies, but it was rather dark and by the time we… Continue reading Lockdown 2 – Week 1
A few short days in Cornwall, just to blow the cobwebs away.... and the weather certainly did that for us!
The lure of the Leica has been strong for me since I first started out enjoying this hobby of mine. Last year I was fortunate enough to be able to sink a chunk of money into owning one and by and large it’s been so much fun to learn to use it. Despite common thinking… Continue reading Leica M10-P for Woodland Photography
I'm becoming a bit of a treeaholic. Getting out in the local woodland, especially when I can be bothered to get up early in the morning is proving to be a really happy place for me. The peace and tranquility of it all just appeals so much. I also find it quite inspiring to be… Continue reading Trees, trees and more trees!
Black and white in autumn is a great time looking for shadows and highlights rather than colour and tone. I love to shoot black and white.
Leica M10-P & Summicron 50mm f2
Fujifilm X-H1 & 16-55mm f2.8 My Happy place!
Fujifilm X-H1 & XF16-55mm f2.8 lens
Autumn is coming.... there's definite signs of it in the air and in the local Spinnney. Needing to get out and exercise for half an hour gave me the perfect chance to get back out into the local woodland and feel natures change all around me. Leica M10-P with Voigtlander 35mm f2.5 Color Skopar
Leica M10-P & Voigtlander 35mm f2.5 Color Skopar
Leica M10-P & Voigtlander 35mm f2.5 Color Skopar
Happy anniversary to me and my Leica M10-P. It’s been a whole 12 months since I bought the M10-P from London Camera Exchange in Leamington Spa and was the culmination of many months looking and reading about Leica digital cameras. As I come to the 1st year anniversary of my Leica camera ownership, I feel… Continue reading A year with the Leica M10-P
Leica M10-P with Summicron-C 40mm f2
Fujifilm X-Pro1 & XF35mm f2
Leica M10P: Leica Summicron 50mm
This years Boxengasse Porsche car meeting went ahead last weekend after what has been pretty much a wipe out for car meetings this year to date.
A few days away in the beautiful Scottish highlands
When I first started eyeing up X100F's again, one thing I was interested in was the ability to use a filter system with the camera. With the built in 3 stop ND Filter, the X100 series offers a great starting point, but if you want to try out long exposure photography a filter kit of… Continue reading NiSi Compact Filter System
A few photos from the past weekend, shooting with just the Leica M10-P & Summicron 40mm f2.
With the recent release of the X100v, the cost of F ownership has come down quite a bit and refurbished/second hand examples are starting to fall in price making them a bit of a bargain if you have the funds to consider one.
Since I’ve started to get out and about more I’ve been looking for a filter system I can pair with the Fujiflm X-H1 & 16-55mm lens.
The best part of wanting to shoot more ‘outdoor' photography is that where I live we have plenty of woodland around us and it’s the perfect way to get out and about - and to lose yourself for an hour or two.
We’re pretty fortunate living where we do as we have plenty of woodland areas nearby offering some real nice scenery.
Getting out and about a bit more now that lockdown restrictions are lifted means making the effort to find somewhere to wander and appreciate the time available to do such. Wandering around the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham we happened upon not just one crematorium, but two. Both beautiful places with a lot of history between… Continue reading Cemetry Stroll
Looking back through the memories that pop up on my Facebook timeline from time to time I came across a photo I had taken back in 2017 with some new gear I’d just bought. The first thing I noticed was what a great photograph it was. It was a simple portrait photo of my Wife… Continue reading Jeez Camera Gear Buying is such a Waste.
Having spent almost 2 weeks with the Leica M6 & M10-P what struck me was the weight I was dragging about and in truth not enjoying it that much!
I am a sucker for black and white.
Leica Summicron 40mm f2 - perfect when you love 50mm and adore 35mm and can’t decide if you are a 50 or 35mm man!
Monte-Carlo Historique in Banbury - a fun thing to do on a Thursday morning!
Looking through the listings of a well known selling site shows just what a bargain the Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera has become.
How I use my Fujifilm X-Pro1 in manual focus mode
Loading a Leica M6, Leica style!
I had been looking on rather longingly at Leica M6's for quite a while now wondering if all the fuss and attention they garnered was really worth all the thousands of words that have been written about them over the years.