Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Autumn is here

I have started to collect some autumn pictures for submission to my local village magazine.  On Sunday I was lucky to catch Phil Baynes' eye when he was sowing wheat and he offered me the chance to ride shotgun in the cab for a circuit which not only allowed me a different viewpoint, but also showed me the GPS based technology for farming in action.   I have read about GPS guided farm equipment, but I hadn't realised that not only is the tractor's path guided, but even the sewing density is varied based upon soil analysis.

I have also been on the lookout for autumn fruit and will be looking for blackberries and sloes amongst others.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

An hour at King's College

I had an hour to kill in Cambridge so I went to King's College to find out how my Olympus OMD E-M1 would behave inside the chapel where flash and tripods are banned. I also walked around outside and even tried a bit of "Intentional Camera Movement" as we had a lecturer at CCC the previous evening who showed a lot of such pictures.  Whereas ICM can produce some interesting abstract photos in the right hands, I suspect that it's not really me!  The examples here have been re-cropped following advice from a friend. Those familiar with Cambridge will realise that the second image is Clare College as seen from King's, but is one of my favourites amongst the Cambridge icons, and this view is only available from King's

And now those intentional camera movement shots: