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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.
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Thursday, 29 October 2015

A BIT BRIGHTER. (29/10/15)

It’s still raining but is a little brighter  I had a bit of a shock this morning, was wandering along in a dream and all of a sudden Alf was snarling and growling and there was a hell of a screeching. I turned round and Moll had caught a rat and Alf wanted it. Moll put it down whilst she remonstrated with Alf and it tried to escape but wasn’t very well so I had to stamp on it. Bloody dogs, worse still in all the excitement I forgot to take a picture.

It wasn’t very nice out so I popped these through Photomatix.

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I have been looking a little more into the Fuji GX680 cameras and have noticed that the MKs I and II are about half the price of the MK III. The only real difference is the power supply but for a couple of hundred pounds saving and half a day with a soldering iron I can’t see there is too much of a problem. It would cost something like £50.00p to make a battery pack up with Nickel Metal Hydride batteries like the Eneloop ones, I bet Maplin do an equivalent and probably a charger to go with them.

I have to go and get some food in, it’s not far, you can see the town in the middle picture. I’ll investigate the camera later. The other problem is that most of these have been used as studio cameras so wide lenses like a 50mm or even 75mm at a pinch are at a premium. It will give me something to do later on.

20 comments:

  1. How many cameras and lenses do you used, and what about the studio setting? All that, when you are living in a camper? By the way, excellent images.

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    1. Bob I use a couple or three. I don't have a studio.

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  2. I trust you had sturdy boots on to kill the rat.

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    1. John, I just stomped on it's head poor thing.

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  3. Sounds like quite the episode with the rat!

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    1. David welcome to the mad house. No not anything really traumatic. I just jumped on it's head. Moll isn't any good at rating but Alf kills them with one bite.

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  4. I love your photos of the countryside!

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  5. That is a top spot you are camped. I love that wide open view to town.

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    1. Carol, I've not moved I just see it differently as the seasons roll by.

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  6. Had a quick look on eBay to see what all the kerfuffle was about. Looks quite a beast. Unfortunately most s/h ones seem to be in Japan, though look like good prices with a 135mm 5.6 lens. Seems to stop down to f45 if my reading of the piccies was right.

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    1. John, I was offered a Chinese large format camera Wispa or something. It was a load of crap so then found that Fuji had made this tank and maybe has enough movement on the front standard to keep everything in order. I have a Canon tilt shift lens but can't really use the movements unless it is hooked up to the computer. Neither does the Canon lens have swing but I have never used that. To be fair to Canon it is spot on Corner to corner and has paid for itself. It hasn't paid for my time as well. It sits in a wee box and awaits it's moment.
      I just came across this camera but am loathe to spend serious money on an unsupported system...I am seriously tempted back to film as flat bed scanners are getting almost as good as drum scanners. Digital Hi-Res sensors are a house price. I have never looked at minimum apertures but that must be a couple of stops beyond me. I do know from using old lenses that as long as you shoot on a tripod then saleable stuff comes out. I do get waste as a half second exposure is not what folk that aren't photographically minded mind. I get round that by using strobe flashes. Catches them at their best if they pose for a couple of blasts.

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  7. Nice shots! Sounds like a good project...

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    1. Bill, it looks more expensive by the minute.

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  8. I wondered what kind of animals were in the shot of the village and then I noticed that they were horses with blankets. That is a great landscape shot showing the village.

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    1. Red it's the damp. Most horses here have a Jacket on...Even in summer.

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  9. Funnily enough I was also looking at the second image in great detail. I can't make out what's in the field past the village (left hand side). It's massive and looks grey. Loving the colour of the leaves in the first image too

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    1. Douglas, it's plastic covering something like carrots. We used to use straw but now they burn it to create the energy to make hydrocarbons. Doesn't look good or do good but what the hell it makes the rule makers look good.

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  10. Internet hopeless today. I'll catch up tomorrow.

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    1. There you see or maybe don't I have caught up.

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