Sunday, 19 November 2017

Cirencester Streets and the Abbey grounds

I stayed local today and wanted to shoot some shots with the 24mm so decided to capture some of the local streets using the wide angle to emphasize the architecture finishing with a shot up the path in the park.

I followed these up with a few shots with the 85mm.

My main intention was to check the lens focussing to see if I need to adjust focus settings on the camera to match the lens.


Saturday, 18 November 2017

The 85

Today I received my 85mm f1.8D lens to complete the 3 lens trilogy for the Nikon DF.

This was my first experience of dealing with Grays of Westminster and not only is the lens in mint condition ( boxed as well with all paperwork) but I got a 10% discount and next day delivery all tied in with a 12 month warranty!

The whole experience was very slick and efficient and Tabitha who I dealt with was fantastic as well as being totally Nikon savvy so a real pleasure to deal with and their prices for used items were better than many other online retailers.

Needless to say I am delighted with the lens and coupled with the DF it makes a perfect partnership delivering great images.

Very happy and these are my first images from today.

Monday, 13 November 2017


I was out again this afternoon and I noticed the sky was dramatic so I headed out firstly to the viewpoint where the sky was layers with mist in the distance  - happy with these I headed to the lakes for another walk and more fresh air.

I grabbed a couple of photos before the sky changed and waited as the temperature dropped and the dramatic clouds appeared.

This time of year we are often presented with dramatic skies that are even more evident as the temperatures drop.

The first image is a 3 shot panorama taken at the viewpoint followed by images at the lakes.