Photos of Phones and Phonographs (occasionally)
I bought a new lens today. I went on a lunchtime photowalk to test it out, and got on fairly well. It’s got a couple of quirks which will take some getting used to (mostly things like the zoom ring turns the “wrong” way, and it’s got a zoom lock which I keep remembering to turn on, but forgetting to turn off) I’m quite pleased with the quality of the photos in general. It’s a little soft around the edges when it’s at the widest end of its range, but it performs nicely at the full zoom.
It’s early days, but it’s nice to have my dslr back in the game.
Which should we go with?
This is a temporary post, and will only be here for a couple of hours. We’re trying to pick a domain name for the site to go with the ##juggle irc channel on freenode. Which one of these 4 is your favourite? Just click on the domain name to vote.
The poll is now closed, the chosen domain has been registered. Watch this space
When I’ve collected enough votes to make some kind of decision, I’ll delete this post.
I’d have posted this on jugglingedge.com but the html parser won’t let me use the html required…
Blue and Yellow
While I was set up and shooting for this weeks photo challenge, I took this. It doesn’t fit the brief for the challenge, but I like it anyway, which is why it’s here and not over there.
In other news, my 18-135mm lens has kicked the bucket (which is why I’ve not been shooting all that much recently) it’s probably not economical to fix, so I’ve been looking round for replacements. I think I’ve found one, and if it’s not chucking it down at lunchtime tomorrow I think I’m going shopping. So hopefully, I’ll be back in the game properly again later in the week!
Monday Lunchtime Photowalk
Jonathan and I went for another lunchtime photowalk today, this time around the streets of Clifton Down in Bristol. I bought a lightbulb holder to use as a current limiter for the battery charger I’m building – and Jonathan bought several packs of parchment paper for making wedding invitations out of.
Photo-Challenge “Into the light”
This weeks challenge was called Into The Light – so taking it literally, I took this photo of a lightbulb.
Ham Crescent Closed
Another lunchtime photowalk. This one was a little more productive.
Another lunchtime photowalk today. Despite the sky being interestingly cloudy – it was more cloudy than it was sunny so the light was all a bit flat. I didn’t really get much I was happy with but on the way back from the office we found these black tulips. If you look closely, there’s a little green bug of some sort on there.
I’ve been shooting more than I’ve been posting. Selected highlights include:
Avoncroft Museum of Buildings
Amberly Working Museum
And with that I’m fairly up to date. I think. Right, that’s the photography catchup post ticked off the list. What other short term projects can I cross off the list to cut down the far-too-large-a-number of things I’m trying to do at once these days?
5 minutes at sunrise
This weeks photo-challenge is “5 minute photoshoot” I had a go at it earlier in the week, and I wasn’t impressed with the results so I had another crack at it today. Twice actually – once at Sunrise, and then again this afternoon at Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings (more about that to come later)
I think I prefer the photos I took at sunrise, but I definitely don’t think getting up at 6:30am, driving up the road to some woods, then running up the hill to try and find a location in the woods where you could see the sunrise is something I’ll be doing too often.
One of the chaps I work with at the Dean Forest Railway found this in his garage. As far as we can tell, it’s a callsender for generating simulated traffic in a telephone exchange. We don’t have any more information than that at this stage, and would really like a schematic or even just a pinout for the connector! If it can be made to do loop disconnect dialing (which somehow given its age I doubt) it might even be useful!