Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Camera upgrade!

Having saved all the pennies that fell down the back of the sofa all year I finally had enough to get a 'new' camera. Well I say new but its secondhand-the 30D is no longer made but its very recent, and it came from ebay in excellent condition!
It also came with 3 batteries, 3 memory cards, Canon strap, unopened, charger and all the paperwork and CD ROMs! all for 250 quid!

Its a little bit lighter than the 10D, and tiny bit smaller, but has a bigger rear screen, the pop up flash raises up higher (should help for impromptu macro work), 2 more Mega pixies and better noise control at high ISOs!

I think I'm in love ;)

Monday, March 21, 2011

A bobby on his bike

This was a lucky shot from the hip, in bright sunshine. I couldnt see what I'd captured other than someone on a bike. It was only when I viewed the pics on the laptop that I saw it was a police officer! I decided to convert to b/w but I left word 'Police' on his jacket blue.

Panasonic FZ7

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


This is a pocket in my lowepro camera case, lit with the pop up flash and impromptu diffuser.

Canon 10D + 100mm macro lens at about 1:1

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I Cast a Tall Shadow

An extreme close up of the side of a matchbox.

Canon 10D, 100mm macro with 50mm lens reversed for about 2X lifesize.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Inside an icon of Spring!

My partner Helen brought some daffs home for young Katie and I thought, ooh, photo ops!
And so.....

I thought I'd get a close look at those inner parts, and so I reverse mounted a 50mm lens onto the macro lens to get me to 2X (ish).
In this shot the petals were touching the rear lens mount of the 50, so that set my close limit!

Canon 10D
Vivitar/Cosina 100mm macro lens
Pentax SMC 50mm f1.7 reversed