Monday, 15 June 2009

A walk by the river

A pleasant evening in contrast to the forecast on Thursday gave a mixture of excellent sport and people spotting bathed in evening sunshine.

Whoa there! The Caius cox narrowly escapes a rigger in his back.

I don't think we're too happy about being bumped!

Do those leaves go with my earrings?

Phew - that was easy - let's get back to the bar!

There are good times just around the corner....

They make such a song and dance about the simplest things...

Saturday, 6 June 2009

A Walk at Wicken

We decide to ignore the weather forecast this morning and go for a walk at Wicken Fen and very pleasant it was. One side of the fen was crawling with twitchers after an African heron which had lost its bearings, but the other side was delightfully quiet with just a few walkers out for some air.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Greens in Grantchester

Passing through Grantchester yesterday I stopped by the mill pool to try to find something to test the mettle of my new Lumix lenses. I was looking for something from mother nature to determine how sharp (or otherwise) they are. I was surprised to find a horse amongst the undergrowth.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Sushi in the sky with diamonds

Visiting Bluewater today, I found myself kicking my heels for half an hour whilst my wife indulged in a little retail therapy. I found the aerial view of Yo Sushi more therapeutic.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Learning with Lumix

Having carelessly let my much loved Nikon 995 slip into the river Orwell a couple of weeks ago, I have acquired a Panasonic Lumix G1 for those occasions when the prospect of the weight of the D2x around my neck is less than appealing. I found a dealer who was offering a special price for the camera with its stock lens (14-45) and the telephoto lens (45-200) and the temptation got the better of me. In case anybody is unfamiliar with this camera, it is a Micro Four Thirds camera which behaves very much like an SLR, but has no mirror or prism - the viewfinder is completely electronic and is a projection of the image on the sensor; the sensor is 18mm x 13.5mm (aspect ratio 4 x 3, thence 4/3rds) which is larger than most compacts, though smaller than most SLRs. I have spent the past three days getting to know how this camera works. These are some of the results.