Protected: More of Dad's old 35mm slides

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Pictures of Bressingham gardens, near Diss in Norfolk

This is a family holiday post with a few images from Bressingham gardens in Norfolk from our visit in April whilst on holiday in Suffolk. We drove over to Bressingham near Diss on the first Monday of our holiday arriving early in the Morning. The Gardens are not only gardens; There is also a steam railway with three different track layouts, a large garden centre, the gardens themselves and also the Foggy Bottom gardens which is the subject of another […]

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Centre Parcs – Woburn forest

This is a family holiday post with a few pictures from the new Woburn Forest Centre Parcs site where we went for a short break. I’ll update the post with more pictures as I get them processed. All these pictures were taken with my Takumar prime lens set and processed in Lightroom using my normal post-processing workflow from the raw files. Pictures from Woburn Forest

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The best of Mum's Garden

We went to visit Mum and Dad this bank holiday weekend and I took a few photo’s around Mum’s garden. These are the best of the pictures which were all taken with a Sony Nex 6 using M42 mount manual lenses. Specifically the lenses I used were a 55mm f/1.8 Super Multi Coated Takumar, a 55mm f/2.0 SMC Takumar and a 135mm f/3.5 Super Multi Coated Takumar.

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Favourite Pictures – The post

This is another picture I took at Dunwich on the Suffolk coast during our recent holiday. I was experimenting with taking pictures of my children with this fence post as an out of focus foreground interest object, when I tried changing the point of view by focusing on the post rather than James & Emma. I think this works rather well and actually highlights the children playing. Sony Nex 6 Takumar 55mm f/1.8 iso 100 1/125sec f/5.6?

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Favourite Pictures – Family scene

This is another picture from my Soligor C/D 28mm lens whilst we were on the pebble beach at Dunwich on the Suffolk coast. I had been concentrating on taking some pictures with the fence and post as a foreground interest object and noticed that my family had nicely arranged themselves into an interesting scene with James and Emma playing and Janice watching them (probably trying to get warm!). Sony Nex 6 Soligor 28mm C/D iso 100 1/2500 f/4 or f/5.6

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Favourite Pictures – The seashore

This is one of those pictures which I like because of the simplicity of it. It was one of the first pictures I took when we arrived at Dunwich National Trust nature reserve on the Suffolk coast and it was one I had been planning to take since we decided we would go there. It’s a classic simple view of the water meeting the land and vanishing into the distance, but it’s improved by the fact that we had good […]

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Nex 6 video clip sample.

I don’t often take video clips but while we were on holiday I did take this clip of my children on a fairground roundabout at Bressingham Steam and I thought it might be of use to anyone contemplating a sony Nex for video with fixed focus lenses. This video was taken with my Soligor 28mm lens with the aperture set to about f/5.6. I would think that a fixed focus lens would be an advantage whilst taking video as it […]

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Holiday journal – Easter 2014

This is a record of our Easter trip to Suffolk and the places visited, photos taken and memories recorded. For anyone who kindly looks at my blog for the photographs, this is predominantly a family post – you are more than welcome to view it but it’s not a photography oriented post. I will be following up with more posts about my photographic exploits later! Saturday 12th April 2014 We loaded up the car  and set out on Holiday at […]

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The Coach

Today my son went on his first school residential visit. He is away for 4 days and we went to his school to see him off at lunchtime. I took along my Ricoh GXR with an S10 sensor unit and took a few photos. Although they are all essentially snapshots, I particularly liked this one when I first saw it and thought it would make a reasonable post to record the day. This is post processed in Lightroom 5 with […]

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Sunlight through trees

This is a picture which I took during our trip to the North East of England a couple of months ago. I walked to the back of the cottage we were staying at and took this picture of the sun rising and breaking through the trees. Although it’s normally not a good thing to have flare in a picture, I think that in this case the small breakout of flare in the middle left hand side actually adds to the […]

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A visit to the Duxford Aircraft museum

This is a post about a trip to the Duxford Aircraft museum in Cambridgeshire which we visited a few years ago in October  2010 with a good friend of mine, Steve Martin and his Son and Father. Pictures from the Duxford Aircraft museum At the time I had a Pentax K200D camera which is what I used to take all these pictures. The majority of them are taken with a Tamron 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom, with occasional use of the on […]

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Some family pictures from Center Parcs in Nottingham

These are some pictures I took in the Nottingham Center Parcs when we stayed there for a weekend in September. We have been to Center Parcs several times over the last few years, but we mostly go to the Thetford Forest site near the village of Elvden. This time we went to Sherwood again for the first time for about 4 years. There pictures were taken with either my Pentax K5 or the Ricoh GXR fitted with an S10 module.

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The best of my Beamish photographs

This post contains all my best photographs from the Beamish living museum in County Durham which I haven’t yet published. My Beamish Photos We went to Beamish twice during our holiday, partly because Beamish has a policy that an entry ticket allows any number of entries over the next year, and partly because it’s such an interesting and large place that we needed two days to see everything ! Transport around the museum is by traditional trams and busses, although […]

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Capturing motion in a photograph

A couple of years ago, during a trip into London I took some pictures of a Merry-go-round next to the river Thames. Although I like the pictures, they are very static photos showing none of the motion involved during the ride. During our holiday in County Durham, James and Emma took a ride on a Merry-go-round at Beamish and I tried to take some photos of them which captured the motion of the ride. The best result is shown here. […]

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