Chris called round last night complete with a bottle of falling down water and divorce papers. My sort of girl, I don’t know why we are getting divorced…..she brought the wrong papers….So we aren’t…..that’s a school teacher for you!
The water pump man has been and performed a miracle…..I can now have a shower and wash pots up. Six weeks it will be since I’ve had a shower in the van. Come to think of it it’s six weeks since I had a wash or washed pots. Just tried the shower and now I have to unblock the shower drain. Amazing how much extra weight I was carrying.
It is like mid summer here. T-Shirt weather. It was gloomy till lunch time but now the sun is beating down. Wonderful but not winter.
Big Bertha fits in the rucksack as sweet as a nut. The tripod goes where it always goes. It’s a wee bit top heavy with this head on…. It’s manageable.
We walked for about a mile, found a seat to sit on in Chatsworth Park.
This is from Big Bertha wide open. She does vignette but I suspect if I load the lens profile plug in into PS it will solve the problem. I have exaggerated the vignette here. I quite liked the effect. I also sepiad it. A centre filter would cure the problem. It would cost another £2K to have one made! I’ll live with it. I’d lose a couple of stops with a centre filter so good have gone longer and lighter for the same or similar outlay.
This is the vignetting not exaggerated. It’s fine stopped down but not what I paid for. I can only think that Canon lens reviewers take Canon’s word for things. It does give a pleasing DOF. I’m going to love this lens………….. I’m going to have to.
There was nothing about but a few Mallard. Two flew away but I missed them by a yard or two and five minutes.
That fetched him over. I used to know Olympus so well that I could set up to bracket these naughty light shots. I’m a slow learner…backward going forward….possibly Special Needs or as I prefer to call it a bit thick.
It was not a successful day but I’ll learn to work it. Tomorrow I’ll go deer hunting and try Bertha on a monopod. Then it’s Sunday lunch with friends and my, yet to be, ex wife. I may not be fit to post tomorrow.
Monday we are back to Darlington for one night and Tuesday we will trek north to Scotland.
Have a good week.