Saturday, October 31, 2015

We Get Fog

Nikon 1 V3 -- 18.5 mm,  ISO 160, 1/125 s,  f/1.8

After a recent rain, the sky began to clear about sunset. It was warm. The water soaked ground made a place where lots of pockets of ground fog were generated. And this made for an interesting display of textures across the fields.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Staunton Train Station

Took some time the other day to wander a bit about the Staunton train station to get a few shots. I took my trusty Nikon 1 V3 with the 18.5 mm lens (equivalent field of view to a 50 lens on a FF camera). I was in a B&W kind of mood so I converted all this to B&W using the Nik software.

Birds of Prey

Back in June we did a house sit in Warboys, Cambridgeshire. It was a tiny village that didn't even have a pub. Well, OK, it had a pub but not one I would go in.

What was easy to find was places that rescued birds of prey. I took my Nikon D800E and my

Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens to attempt to photograph these birds while roosting (pretty good) and flying (pretty bad). My back hurt for days afterwards.

Below the fold is a selection of some of the photos from visits to two different places.

Thursday, October 08, 2015


In case you don't know (and I certainly didn't) the word hoon has the following definition from Wikipedia:

Hoon is a term used in Australia and New Zealand, to refer to anyone who engages in loutish, anti-social behaviours. In particular, it is used to refer to one who drives a car or boat in a manner which is anti-social by the standards of contemporary society, i.e. too fast, too noisily or too dangerously.

The Toowoomba Chronicle reports that this is a problem on at least one street in town. For a full appreciation of what this is like, head over to the Chronicle and watch the video linked there for a really outlandish demonstration of wasting tire rubber and making noise.