I became seriously interested in photography a few years ago - surprisingly late, given my father's ever-present SLR as we were growing up. With some urging from nickynocky I started a 365 day photography project in order to improve my skills.  I've now taken and posted online a photograph a da Read more...

I became seriously interested in photography a few years ago - surprisingly late, given my father's ever-present SLR as we were growing up. With some urging from nickynocky I started a 365 day photography project in order to improve my skills.  I've now taken and posted online a photograph a day for over 4 1/2 years (1695 days, as I type this; 1633 Blipfoto entries, and 62 days before that on Flickr).

That was my old Flickr; my new Flickr has much betterness on it, and I'm beginning to think it's worth a look. - And the old Flickr doesn't even have all of those 62 photos either; I removed many of them. Because crapness.

Shortly after I started my daily photographing, my then-4 year old daughter managed to kill my camera (a Kodak compact jobby), leaving me with only my iPhone 3G, and occasional use of my wife's Fuji compact. After some 8 months of that, my wife gave me a Lumix DMC-G10, which served as an introduction to the world of interchangeable lenses...

Oh dear...

A year and a bit ago as I type this, my lovely wife got me a Pentax K-30 for my birthday, with Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens. And more lenses followed, and continue to follow...

Oh dear...

Probably my favourite of my lenses is what I'm calling a "Takette": a Takumar Bayonet 28mm f/2.8 manual lens. It's just magic. Lovely rendering, and works almost magically well, set hyperfocal; makes snapshots a breeze (as long as you're ok setting the exposure manually).

My photos are fairly ... eclectic, perhaps (sounds better than inconsistent and random) :-p

Pentax K-30
SMC Pentax DA 50-200 F4-5.6 ED WR
Takumar Bayonet 1:2.5/135mm
Takumar Bayonet 1:2.8/28mm
Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 1:3.5/135mm
Soligor 1:2.8/35mm
SMC Pentax-M 1:2/50mm
Sigma 30mm EX DC f/1.4
Kimunor 1:3.5/135mm

Zenit-E

Lumix DMC-G10
Lumix H-H020 20mm f/1.7
Lumix H-FS014042E 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6
Lumix H-FS045200 45-200mm f/4-5.6

Nikon N2000 which disnae wurk.
Tokina 60-300mm which being a Nikon mount is essentially useless to me because of the flange distance. And the Nikon, he no work.

Vanguard Alta 265 tripod.