ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Sunday, 30 December 2012

NO RAIN TODAY. (30/12/12)

We had a good walk this morning but there was very little about. It was windy and felt really cold but it was dry.adrianlenscopy          GLO has been at it again……many thanks Glo.

I didn’t get any good photographs today though I did have a play. They are better than the ones I got a day or two ago. My fingers were frozen as I had left my gloves in the van.

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IMG_0013_4_5_tonemapped_edited-1      It was good to see the sun but for some reason I wasn’t really in the mood. I did give big Bertha an airing but there was nothing to aim it at. We will see what tomorrow brings. It’s raining again now.

27 comments:

  1. What a great shot of you and your pet monster! Ha! I hope you're training it to behave itself.

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  2. Nice to be able to see the horizon once again Adrian.
    Is that Hope cement works I can see skulking there in the sunshine?...[;o)

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  3. No Trevor it is what used to be ICI Tunstead. Just outside Buxton. I don't know who owns it now,

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  4. Don't you point your enormous appendage at me like that ;)
    I like the sunlight / shadows this time of year. So much kinder to the photographer than when the Sun is overhead.

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    1. Sorry John.
      It is good when the sun deigns to shine. Pouring here again now.

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  5. It was good to see some sun today.
    Rain for tomorrow, apparently.

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    1. Blowing a gale and scything down here now.

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  6. Well you won't get that in your hand luggage!

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    1. Graham, it isn't a carry about lens. It's a wheel about one. I shall get a trolley and take it somewhere along with a chair and a flask then sit like a fisherman and wait for things to come to me.

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  7. On a clear night (if one ever occurs) you might be able to spot a new planet with that thing... Happy New Year to you, Adrian. (The rain is pouring down here too now.)

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    1. Monica it isn't that long. 400mm. It is fast and sharp though.

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  8. I envy you all that green. We're buried in white right now.

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    1. I would love some snow JoLynne. All I am getting is rain and more rain. That's why it is so green.

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  9. You did manage to get the sun shining in some spots so got some contrast.I like the shot of the valley.

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    1. It's a good time of the year when the sun shines. This wasn't long after dawn though.

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  10. HI Adrian...holy cow you should be able photo planets that we didn't know
    where there with that thing ; )
    Two really nice shots we sun...sorry your raining persists, have you checked for mold under your arm pits lately! : )
    Grace

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  11. Grace, it is about the same as an 8x pair on binoculars so useful but not as magnifying as the front element would suggest. To work out magnification on a 35mm frame size assume that 50mm give what the eye can see. 400/50=8. On a bridge camera one would multiply this by the crop factor say 1.6 on a medium format it would be 400/90ish= 4ish. But fitted on a medium format it would vignette as the image circle would be too small. It's why Zeiss , Schneider et al don't do high magnification lenses. They would be bigger than America.
    Nothing wrong with my armpits....I have vigilant for trench foot as my wellies leak.

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  12. Happy New Year, Adrian. Thinking up entertaining new year resolutions for us all could distract you from the rain.

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    1. Happy New Year to you Pauline.
      I'll try and invent some nonsense.
      I did write you a Seasonal Letter.

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    2. The Link is broken it is in the side bar.

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  13. Thanks for including my photo-play. I see it could do with some tweaking, but it was late at night and I wanted to finish quickly. I love your last photo with the sun on the mound, and the spread of countryside below. I read that it was the wettest year in England since 1910! No wonder you're fed up to the gills with the rain. Do you know if it is snowing in Scotland?

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    1. I enjoy them Glo. There is wet slush in Scotland. I have gills and trench foot

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  14. Love the photo of you with your new toy. I looked it up and saw the price.....gulp! Had to go and have more trifle and whisky.

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    1. I didn't pay anything like list Gary but it was still the price of a top end camera body...A Canon Camera not a Leica S.
      It will be a different approach to photography. Set up sit down and wait for things to wander past.

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  15. Lovely sunny shots, that is a big lens. Hope you get some decent weather so you can share more of same with us.

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    1. Gillian it is. I just hope that I learn to drive it.

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