Day 215 – Black And White…

So, after an eventful week in Ibiza we are back home in (not so sunny) Staffordshire. With no travel plans upcoming, it’s an opportunity to become familiar with the little Fujifilm X100F camera I bought just before we went away. I plan to shoot much more mono, so expect to see that reflected here.

Broughton Churchyard – Fujifilm X100F
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Day 203 – A Gardener’s Paradise…

This is part of the Italienate Gardens at Trentham, near Stone. It has been a country estate since the 11th century, and although the fine country house that once stood here has been largely demolished over the years, the gardens, originally designed by Capability Brown, have been lovingly restored as a country park. Well worth a visit…

Trentham Gardens – SonyA7iii & 35mm f2.8

Day 197 – High & Dry…

This spot, Meols, on the Wirral Peninsula, is the closest sea to us. It’s about 75 miles away, or an hour and a quarter by car. I’d seen photos of the boats stranded there at low tide, but hadn’t realized that what looks like a sandy beach is actually rather nasty black sludge, definitely not for walking on! So the only photo I could take was from the concrete slipway, but at least the sunset was good…

Boats at low tide, Meols – SonyA7iii & 35mm

Day 194 – Still Going Strong…

This is my Olympus OM2n 35mm film camera. I had one ‘in the day’ (around 1979-1980) but it was a bit battered and I sold it long ago. I picked this beautiful example up a couple of years ago and reckon I will never part with it – it’s in pretty much mint condition, came with 28mm and 135mm lenses as well as the 50mm, and even has the original box! Must get out and use it more…

Olympus OM2n (c. 1979) – SonyA7iii & 85mm

Day 193 – Yummy…!

We both added a few extra pounds due to excellent food while we were on holiday, so it’s time to start eating healthily again… This tasted better than perhaps it looks in the photo – a halloumi cheese salad with nectarines, pine nuts and a sweet dressing.

Halloumi Salad – iPhone XR

Day 192 – Black And White…

I’ve always had a soft spot for VW camper vans, and this one is a classic! Totally over the top in terms of customization, it was drawing crowds at a recent show. To be fair, the latest VWs are far more practical, but you can’t beat this for looks!

VW Camper Van – iPhone XR