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Time and Change

It has been a very long time since I visited this site although I have been mindful throughout that I have been neglecting it. Perhaps this requires some explanation.

We sold our home in Orkney in late 2017 and went to live on the road in a motorhome. This was not just a major lifestyle change but also required many incidental changes. The most important of these was the sale of my camera, lenses and associated kit. That hurt! I swapped my Canon 6D for an Olympus OMD EM10 Mii (mirrorless micro 4/3) - something that would take up less precious room in the van and be small and light enough to carry around on our travels.  It should have been good but I had almost immediate problems with it. I never grew to love it, never appreciated the images that I took with it and generally became despondent about my images and my perceived lack of skill. I simply was not shooting anything that I felt that I wanted to share - there was nothing that I felt that I could be proud of.

In addition, we had issues regarding our Internet connection and most forms of blogging and image-sharing had to take a necessary back seat.

So, why am I back at long last? because I have a new camera! Another mirrorless but full-frame this time - a SONY A7RM3 - It is a birthday gift to me, given a little early. I do find myself feeling better about the images that I am shooting.

It is unlikely that I will be buying lenses etcetera and will probably stick to the lens that came with my camera for the foreseeable future. We still spend much time travelling in a van and do not have the space for much photographic kit.

To help fire up my photo mojo, I have signed up for an online class. It seems to be working to re-enthuse me. Not that I am producing images to be proud of yet but practice will help, I am sure. 

This was the first frame from the camera. I unpacked it, fitted the lens, pointed and shot.

First shot from the new SONY - take of the lovely man that bought it for me

Pretty pleasing after the mundane performance of the Olympus.

I really want to make more of this domain and will try to remember to engage with it every now and again. I really hope to begin producing good images once again - sufficient to feel that I want to share them here.

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New kit

New kit in the post this week.

2x converter2x converter

Life has been a little hectic so no time yet to really investigate it. I did take this pot shot from the back door though.

Geramount potshot with 2x converter on the 70-200 mm lens

Hand held, too!

That derelict house is over a mile away


I am deeply disappointed that autofocus does not work as my eyes are not always up to judging focus on the back panel. I may need to learn to take a tablet out with me. I have used the Live View connection on my desktop PC and find it useful in the "studio" but have not yet experimented in the field. It's going to be interesting but not until the weather perks up.

I have a tripod lens mount in the post, hope that arrives soon.

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