Saturday, 25 February 2017

Saturday wanderings

Grabbed a few hours today to take photos so started off at the viewpoint but drizzle and hazy so not good for distant landscapes so had to make do with some local scenes.

I headed home but decided on a quick visit to a local bird hide just in case, not a lot of action but as I sat there relaxing along came a woodpecker and decided to have a feed so I was lucky enough to capture a few images.

I have to say the stabilization on the 50-140 is superb and an absolute dream when coupled with the XT2 - a magic combination that works no matter what it is presented with.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Abstracts of nature

Just another dull day but as I needed some fresh air I ventured out with the XT2+50-140 and grabbed some abstract photos of nature.

Saturday, 18 February 2017


My wife and I took a trip to Weston today so we could get some clear fresh sea air and hopefully clear the lungs.

It was very grey, overcast and a little misty when we left home yet when we arrived at Weston it was bright with some blue sky and clouds and we even had the occasional appearance from the sun!

It was a good opportunity for me to try out the new 50-140 f2.8 lens while Sheila was doing her round of the shops!! 

I am delighted with this lens, very fast to focus and quiet and wide open it is razor sharp - I can see this being one of my most used lenses.

These are images with the new lens taken today.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

The Duathlon

There was a Duathlon (run - cycle - run) happening today in our local park and as my daughter was taking part I headed up to support her and grab a few images.

It was very cold out in the open area and even colder with the wind chill factor, add to that the constant threat of snow but luckily only a very few flakes.

Some very muddy people so I was glad I had the XT2+55-200 with me.