On the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in Northumberland, England, the fishermen found a novel way to make use of their old herring boats. When the vessel was no longer seaworthy, they would upturn the hull and convert it into a shed. Today, the island is home to a selection of sheds, all of them brimming … Continue reading The boat sheds of Lindisfarne
A recent post on 35hunter about tagging photos got me thinking about how I organise my own photos. I posted a comment describing my tagging strategy but on reflection, I realised that for me, tagging is very much secondary to folder structure. Featured image: screenshot from ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018, showing the first part … Continue reading How I Organise My Photos
Thirlestane Castle, in the Scottish Borders, is the venue for the annual classic car show by the Borders Vintage Automobile Club. I went there in 2018 with my Minolta Dynax 4, shooting Lomography 400. The first thing that surprised me was that, among all those beautiful vintage cars, I seemed to be the only person … Continue reading A Very British Day Out
The observation tower at the top of the Stratosphere, Las Vegas. Shot with Canon Powershot S3 IS. Sadly, this lovely bridge camera doesn't natively support raw capture. However, it's easily hacked with CHDK, and the resulting raw files can be processed using almost anything ...
What's your 'go to' place when you want to test a new camera or lens? For me, for over ten years, it's been Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum. It's got everything - open all year round, easy access, just 20 minutes drive from home, and with an incredible selection of industrial architecture - both decaying and … Continue reading Prestongrange
I've lost count of the number of cameras I've owned over the past 35 years. Some, like the Sony RX100 Mark I, were good friends. Others, like the Canon EOS 300, were just brief flirtations. Yet more are long forgotten, like the anonymous APS which I used for a few years in the late 1990s. … Continue reading How many cameras do you own?
The Fujilfilm Finepix E550 was my first serious digital camera. In 2004, a digital SLR was well out of budget, but I could just about stretch to the £300 or so that this digital compact cost. Six megapixels was - still is - ample for everyday use. But more importantly, the Finepix E550 offered full … Continue reading Fujifilm Finepix E550