This SIJ is one camera one lens and I have been experimenting with my M8 and 28mm to try to get good close ups - achieved by cropping the image. Todays posting is such a crop - quite a large 100% crop - I will put the original image in "outakes"
sitting in the car in the supermarket car park whilst my wife did "a shop" to stock up my sons kitchen so that we do not starve during our visit back to the UK.
This image is the reputation that the UK has in France, (always raining or about to)
Not much happening this morning - miserable day - misty and the morning temperature has increased from zero to 7 C degrees from yesterday.
Done my duty for today - photographically speaking, that is!!!
Frosty today - minus 3 C here at mid-day and looks like it will stay like that most of the day - amazing that we still have roses in bloom.
now the M8 plus a 28mm cannot really do close ups as the minimum focus distance is up to a meter - and this shot is right on the limit -then a big crop...
got my feet up this evening so I've taken a few shots inside in artificial light which always reveal study areas.
Never quite sure which to go for - square the horizontals or try to keep the verticals as vertical as possible and try to fix converging verticals. -
as instructed I paid a visit to the doctors in the local village - to get my toes checked - Basically - soak them in alcohol, (wrap a bandage around them loosely and keep it damp with alcohol), painkillers, plus some other pills - then an Xray, (Radio in France), tomorrow.
Managed to get a...
there is a large field at the bottom of our valley - we live up there on the top of the hill - all the local springs and streams flow into a very small river which we call "the mighty Dureze"(the river is on the first tree line) - anyway most of the year this "large field"...
Must be quite historic as it is next to a very old, but crumbling, Chateaux.
But like lots of rural French property it has been left to decay, usually because of French property law.
Not sure if there is a refurb job planned but the front door and surround is very impressive
front door is...