A Walk to the Chattri

The Chattri is a First World War Memorial, built on the site where a number of Indian soldiers, who fought for the British Empire had been cremated. For more information and it’s location check the Wikipedia entry on the Chattri.

The only way to get to the Chattri is by a bridleway either from the south or the north of the downs, I approached it from the north walking up from Underhill Lane near Clayton village. It’s a fairly steep path onto the downs rising about 150 metres. This was just going to be a single visit, however when I arrived the first day the light was pretty flat and overcast. I was hoping to see a fairly moody sky as the forecast mentioned rain, but it was not to be, just cold and blustery weather (nothing new there being so elevated). Continue reading

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What’s in my bag

dsc06637I am a big fan of these type of posts as I am interested in the technology, as well as the art of photography. So this is what is currently in my bag (that should be virtual bag, as I don’t have one large enough for all my gear).

My cameras of choice are the Fujifilm X series, the Sony A7R and the RX100 II. The Fujifilm X series cameras are like using one of my old manual 35mm film cameras, with their manual dials and aperture settings, the Sony’s are completely different and are more like using a computer. Although I have chosen both manufacturers for different reasons, ultimately I chose them both for their image quality and portability. Continue reading

The journey begins

Well here goes my very first blog post, the reasons why I started this and what I plan to do with it.

I have been meaning to start this blog for sometime now, in fact it was a New Year’s resolution but I kept putting it off until now. I have been a photography enthusiast since I can remember, borrowing the family camera for a school trip or holiday, until finally investing my hard earned money in purchasing my first SLR camera a Zenith EM. My second camera was much better, an Olympus OM-10, and I still fondly remember it, very compact especially with the only lens I owned, a 50mm Zuiko F1.8. So this blog will be my thoughts and actions while wandering ‘through life with a camera’. Continue reading