Friday, December 11, 2009


In the market square, Alnwick

f1.7 50mm lens
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009


This is the tree house at Alnwick garden.
It contains a restaurant, and gift shop, and has some swinging bridges. It's well worth a visit.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Barter Books.... probably the biggest secondhand bookshop in Britain. It is in the lovely market town of Alnwick in north east England. We went there last Sunday, and I was playing around with my new (to me) f1.7 50mm manual focus prime lens. Now this is so different to my usual autofocus zoom lens, and I am struggling to use it well.
I need to practise lots!!
Anyway, here are some photos of the bookshop-most have been deleted!!

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ducks for Sale

Just some quick snaps of some rather surprised looking ducks in the shop at Alnwick Gardens, using my prime 50mm manual focus lens-which I'm having a hard time coming to terms with.

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Saturday, December 5, 2009


I like the contrast of the humble phone box and bikes set against the grand Bank of Scotland building in Edinburgh.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Three photos

of the same thing..


getting faster..

and faster...
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009


There was a fantastic moon tonight, and the weather was lovely-crisp and cold, but no wind. I hate wind! So I ventured into the city centre to practise my night photography. I've got a lot to learn, but I quite like this one:
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