So - did I buy an R7?

Wey aye - course I did! | 5/2/2023 | Comments: 5
For years, I've told anyone that would listen (and some who just wouldn't!) that I much prefer "pro" or battery-gripped camera bodies - I've got literal sausage fingers, and need as much real estate for my indelicate digits ... Read More
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Up close and personal with some impressive military kit... | 22/9/2022 | Comments: 1
There's an airfield in Northumberland, built in WWII, which is now a popular private venue for light planes and the odd small helicopter. It also works with the UK military as a refuelling drop-in for (in the main) helicopters on manoeuvres ... Read More
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Fast jets in The Lakes

Awww! Bad news, Jo - no squirrels..! | 4/6/2022
I finally got over to the Lakes (Ullswater) with Mowbray on Tuesday. The climb up to the viewpoint we'd decided on very nearly killed him (I honestly thought I'd be driving him home, and we were seriously making a point of checking for phone ... Read More
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The Lakes

Making a mess of shooting military stuff... | 27/3/2022
Markie and I had a look over to Thirlmere this week (22 March), in the hope of getting onto some military aircraft coming low across the lake. The attempt didn't start well. We'd planned to shoot from a vantage point called Raven Crag near ... Read More
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It's all about the prop blur

These aren't my best, but at least it's photography... | 31/10/2021
My buddie Mark and I were at the Eshott Airfield Fish & Chipmunk Day yesterday (30 October) - a get-together intended to mark the almost airworthiness of their newly-restored Chipmunk trainer. The idea was that planes from around the UK - ... Read More
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Yes, I still take pictures

It's been a slow year... | 20/4/2021 | Comments: 1
Contrary to appearances, I'm as enthusiastic about my photography as ever, but - what with Covid (which has prevented my photography Other Half Mark and I from travelling - or even associating) and fishing (which I've been doing with my pal ... Read More
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Hope springs eternal

Time to get out with the camera again? | 12/2/2021
Although I grudgingly accept that wildlife photography isn't considered "exercise" under the current lockdown rules (even though, as I can attest from personal experience, it involves a great deal more physical effort than does ... Read More