Thursday, 31 March 2016

Concrete Appreciation

A yard at Glasson Dock, Lancaster, full of friendless concrete pieces.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

RSPB Leighton Moss

We arrived at Leighton Moss in time for Gerry's 70th birthday event.  I was using the Olympus 500mm catadioptric lens with the Fuji - nice and light but a very narrow depth of field, so getting things in (manual) focus was not easy.  After lunch at the Moss restaurant, we visited Warton Crag and saw the resident peregrines and ravens.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Avoncroft Museum of Buildings

A charming little museum just outside Bromsgrove, with old buildings brought in a reconstructed.  It had a real telephone exchange and phone boxes from all eras, plus this 1961 Morris Minor van with rubber front wings, no heater and an opening driver's side front windscreen.  

1940s Prefab

Prefabs were a clever way of addressing the housing crisis after World War Two, with so many houses lost to bombing and returning servicemen needing somewhere to live.  Like so many British inventions, they were meant to be short-term, but some people lived in them for nearly half a century.  

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Point to Point

Aptly, at Horseheath, where the toffs were out in force, with hacking jackets, green wellies and dogs.  The weather was squally and the venue exposed, me not 'appy and even Ann gave up when the ISO required reached 6400.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Points of View

With Ann and Sarah to Ely for this year's club competition.  Subjects included Water, Curves and Monochrome.  I tried all but the daffs in monochrome.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Cool for Cats

In spite of a cold easterly wind, it felt like Spring today, so we took the girls to Wimpole Hall, where Meredith looked a cool cat in her suit and shades.   We had a hunt for mini eggs.  After lunch Meredith helped me wash the cars and got very soggy indeed by the third bucket of water!