Day 248 – Make Hay…

… while the sun shines. So goes the proverb, and it’s particularly apt this year as the weather has been so uncertain. Farmers round here have had their work cut out to gauge when to harvest crops between the outbreaks of rain.

Hay bales, Market Drayton – iPhone XR

Day 233 – Rise And Shine…

I was awake even earlier than usual this morning and around 6am saw that the light was promising. Grabbed shoes and my camera and walked the few yards to the farm gate nearby. Just time to snatch a few shots before the sun came up fully and the beautiful colours disappeared.

Peatswood sunrise – Fujifilm X100F

Day 232 – The Best Laid Plans…

With good weather forecast for this evening, I was looking forward to an hour or so of sunset photography in Chester while my wife was visiting friends nearby. Sadly it wasn’t to be – the rain started as I got to Chester and didn’t let up until I left. It was too wet to hang around outside, so I just managed a few shots from under cover.

Chester in the rain – Fujifilm X100F

Day 218 – Red Letter Day…

Just sometimes, it all comes together! I was wandering around Shrewsbury this afternoon and saw this guy in a red jacket walking towards me, with a red post box and phone box close by. With the camera set to f8 and auto everything, I literally just managed one shot, and it worked…

Shrewsbury – Fujifilm X100F, partial colour processing

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

Day 212 – For Sale – Bargain Price…

Yours, for a mere $135m… Apparently it belongs to Nancy Laurie, of the Walmart dynasty, and is reputedly for sale as she has bought an even bigger yacht… But if you prefer to just charter it, it’s yours for just $850,000 (a week, that is…!)

‘Secret’ superyacht, in Ibiza – Fujifilm X100F

Day 207 – A Tale Of Two Cameras…

I’ve had the Sony A6300 for a while, but it never quite worked as an ‘everyday’ camera for me. Lots of great features, but it was just a bit on the big side for what I wanted. I’ve tried a smaller lens on it, but that compromises quality too much. So it’s going on it’s way shortly, and being replaced by the Fujifilm X100F – much smaller and neater, and great quality too!

Sony A6300 & Fujifilm X100F – SonyA7iii