Peter and I went to Snetterton, where the weather was, unusually, not too hot and not too cold. Peter joined the MG parade and took Mollie on two laps of the circuit.
Monday, 25 September 2017
Sunday, 24 September 2017
Apparently Duxford forgot to book the Red Arrows for the Battle of Britain Air Show, but the nine Tiger Moths were fabulous trying to keep formation in the gusty wind, even doing a 'bomb burst' towards the crowd - priceless! The WW1 replicas did their scenario to 'ack-ack fire' - that's a BE2c. The Triplane has a VW air-cooled engine - you can see the silver alternator behind the prop. The light-coloured triplane is a Sopwith. The Blenheim and PBY displayed staunchly.
Saturday, 23 September 2017
Friday, 22 September 2017
I tried the 90mm macro with various lighting systems. An LED ring light was good but not powerful enough at the 30mm distance between subject and lens. These are crops from images taken with the same single flash as the previous test, this time with a tissue for a diffuser, giving f/13 at ISO 200 and the right level of lighting. The diffuser makes a lot of difference by reducing the contrast.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Saturday, 16 September 2017
Rain forced a change of plan to our photography of the wedding, doing the group photo in the church and shooting from the organ loft. The reception was in a rustic barn with a corrugated iron roof and drinks in jam jars with straws (see the left side of the cake pic). Ann used a candle to light the happy couple, as flash was not allowed during the service. Tables were named after Lakes.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Wednesday, 6 September 2017
The rattle of mirror and shutters didn't faze the female who arrived with a dragonfly larva, which she had to locate properly in her mouth before she could flick it back - note the nictitating membrane moving to protect the eye as this happens. She is in the top three photos, distinguished by the 'lipstick' on her lower mandible. Then a juvenile (white tip to his beak) turned up and flew round the pond several times without catching anything, and posed as close as six metres from the hide, basking in the attention, it seemed.