Copyright rears it’s ugly head again

Just as photographers are trying to get their head around an apparent ‘do as I say, not as I do’ copyright argument with Taylor Swift the EU decide to stick the boot in as well. It was reported that Taylor Swift was not happy with Apples’ music licensing arrangements I.e not receiving a payment for […]

The Dxo One has caught my attention

Dxo have branched out from software, into hardware with the One. A camera you attach to an iPhone 6, which is then used as a viewfinder and means of controlling the camera. I really want to like this. You have a better quality camera than a standard smartphone with its own storage and battery. Dxo are […]

Water Voles

As mentioned elsewhere on this site I have a limited budget for photography. Knowing your equipment and its limitations helps no matter what gear you use. With that in mind have a look at these.

Helicopter Heaven

You would have needed to be living under a rock in South Wales lately to miss all the helicopter activity taking place as part of a massive military exercise – Joint Warrior – over the last week or so. We have had Apache attack, Lynx multi purpose and Chinook support helicopters flying around (and that’s […]

No photos – no worries!

We have had some glorious sunshine and decent temperatures recently so I decided to go out for a walk today in the local wood. I thought a packed lunch would be in order so I duly assembled some nibbles and put them in my daysack. Instead of carrying two bags I also put in the […]

Huawei P8

I can’t say I’m really familiar with Huawei as a smartphone producer, but apparently their new P8 smartphone is being touted has having a DSLR like quality camera. The company are even promoting it as ‘professional’. For most people their smartphones already have a good enough camera. Can the Huawei P8 bring anything new to […]

Bodies too cheap or too many?

Are bodies too cheap (relatively speaking) or are there just too many? Thirty years ago the big four camera makers, as they were then – Minolta, Canon, Olympus and Pentax – essentially had four distinctive models at four different price points in their ranges. The starter, intermediate, enthusiast and advanced models in the range. Whatever […]

Having a photographic cull.

Having a photographic cull Every so often I go through my ‘old’ photo folders just to see what’s in them. We use to call it looking through the photo album. Somehow it is not the same using a keyboard and monitor, no weight of the album on your lap, no tactile feeling as your turn […]

Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire. Tintern Abbey dates back to 1131 and lies next to the River Wye in Monmouthshire, South Wales. Over its life time it has been extended to meet the changing requirements of the monks that lived and worshipped there. The tallest remains are that of the Abbey Church, with the rest of the […]

Symonds Yat

Out for a drive on a dull day and ended up at Symonds Yat in Gloucestershire, England. Now it has been some years since visiting here and I seem to remember it was more uneven back then. Today there are smooth paths to take you to a small ‘refreshment hut’ just down from the major […]

Lydney Docks

Whilst out for a drive I passed an unassuming little sign for – Lydney Docks – at, unsurprisingly, Lydney in Gloucestershire. Now I have passed this sign I don’t know how many times, but this time it was different. This time I was going to explore. I had a camera with me as always. The […]

Photographic Christmas

I wrote in a post last year about having another non photographic Christmas and whether I would make two in a row. Well I made it! It wasn’t that hard really. My NEED it list was empty. The ‘would like it’ list is… Well that’s a work in progress. Even if I had the money […]

Welcome to 2015

Welcome to 2015. I hope you had an enjoyable and suitably festive holiday season. The first day of the year here in Wales is……wet! It can only get better and dryer…eventually. There has been a bit of housekeeping on the website with some older stuff put in an archive folder here. I don’t make any […]