A long long time ago ( I can still remember - oops, wrong thread ) I was studying David Copperfield at school. The whole class had got half way through the book, then the BBC adaptation started on TV and that was that for the rest of the year. So much easier than reading.
I would be perfectly happy with the IQ of the RX100 cameras if one of them was the only camera I could own. It’s the ergonomics that Sony still haven’t got right, for me at least. I’ve owned 3 ( 2x mk 1 and 1 x mk3) and each time I found something that annoyed the heck out of me eventually.
It’s too cold and grey to venture outside today so here’s another from the archives (2011). My much missed little friend Archie, captured on a Canon G12, which despite its pretty useless viewfinder was a great camera.
So, what have I read recently... the final part of Louis de Bernieres’ Daniel Pitt trilogy, “The Autumn of the Ace”, which was funny, moving and melancholy in equal measure. Another Jo Nesbo book - not one of the Harry Hole canon, which I think has really run its course - “The Kingdom” was ok if...
I also very much enjoyed that series of books. In fact The Angel’s Game was an audiobook, read superbly by Dan Stevens (who some may remember as Matthew in Downton Abbey). I liked Labyrinth of the Spirits up until to the last section which seemed like an unnecessary coda to the main story.
On the Mac I have taken to using Safari after many years of using Chrome. It seems just as fast and it blocks trackers automatically. For Facebook I use Firefox which has a "stop Facebook from following you everywhere" extension built in.
My E-P5 came with a 14-42 II lens, which I was planning to sell. I may still do so, but it's not too bad and quite a useful little lens to have in the kitbag. I need to try it on some different subject matter before deciding. These are all from the raw files. I prefer the way Lightroom handles...
I had one a few years ago. I think it was the battery life that led to my disenchantment with it. Still tempted to get a Q7 but they’re only available from Japan, it seems, and Brexit is overwhelming the customs service as it is...anyway, here’s a selection.
2013 - this is my son Tom. It was a family holiday, just before he set off for a new adventure (living in Spain for a year, teaching English). This photo seemed to be a metaphor for his future journey.