Saturday, 31 December 2011

Horse Pooh

I blogged in my last post about my eldest grandson liking his new camera and his two year old brother having got one also. Well today they went out on a family walk on Westgate Prom and took their cameras and what did they use them for? Taking pictures of horse poo. I ask you what would any other five year old and his two year old brother do yep you are right HORSE POO

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Cameras for kids

I was surprised by my five year old grandson before Christmas when he picked up my compact and started shooting away. He is used to taking photos with is mums phone so he knew what he wanted to achieve which is more than me and  the concept of a zoom blew his mind. I am pleased we bought him and his brother cameras for Christmas at least I get to use my compact wwhen he is around.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Promote Thanet: Carols by candlelight, with the Salvation Army Brass Band Saint Pauls Cliftonville

Promote Thanet: Carols by candlelight, with the Salvation Army Brass Band Saint Pauls Cliftonville

Carols by candlelight, Saint Pauls Cliftonville

Fri 16th December, at 7:30 pm

Carols by candlelight,
with the Salvation Army
Brass Band

All your favourite carols, sung in beautiful candle light, followed by mince pies at the end of the service.
Please do come and  join us. 

St Paul’s Church
Northdown Road

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Digital in darkness

I had fun last night playing with my compact in the dark. Last week I swopped bedrooms with my son and in the dark I now get different shadows on the ceiling, well last night I tried capturing them on my compact. The standby lites came out but everything else was black. I gota few captures of a blue ceiling but nothing worth sharing still I had fun for half an hour making patterns with the glowing lights.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Another Goodie arrives

I should have posted this last week but its here now. I got an early morning call from the postman, he came bearing doodies a new (to me) Ricoh XR6 with a Rikenon lens. Here are a few shots of it taken with my digital panasonic TZ8 I love that camera its always there and has such a great zoom. When I get out next week I will get over and buy a 35mm film and give it a whirl.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Spent day updating church website

Been busy up dating Saint Pauls Northdown Road  website and now it is nearly six oclock and I havent even looked at this weeks copy of Amateur Photographer. My wife has been busy sorting out my new bedroon and finding safe places for my latest camera's a Ricoh XR6and a Yashica Minster 111. The Ricoh needs two batteries and I located some off of ebay 20 for less than the price of one from a well known online retailer. I have in the past saved small fortunes buying leads and wires from ebay. Recently my son changed his car and to fit his radio to the new cars fitting needed a connector. Off he went to a local national car and cycle store and was soon back saying something along the lines of those nice people had one in stock but wanted thirty two of my hard earned pounds for it. That is no quiet what he said but you can get the gist of his angst, I went online and found the same fitting for £2.50 including free postage and that wasnt the cheapest. So the moral of this story is twofold Ist i fyou spend the day letting your wife clear up around you expect never to find anything for a few weeks and secondly shop around it may save you a fortune.