Doing a bit of Macro

Hi everyone,

As we’re confined to home I’m taking the opportunity to get into some macro photography with my 30 mm M.Zuiko macro lens and new light tent. For those not in the know, that’s not a lightweight piece of camping equipment, it’s something to light up whatever you’re photographing. I didn’t bother to iron the backdrops yet in my haste to try it out but did a couple of quick test shots. Diffused lighting from two lamps, one either side and in-camera focus-stacked @f/8.


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and some downsized crops

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Best wishes,


“Sunlight on the tracks”

Hi folks,

Hope you’re all keeping safe and well. Bridge over the railway taken near home during my daily exercise walk to ease the home confinement during the current Covid-19 epidemic.


Best wishes,


Keep smiling

Hi everyone, on our walk today we passed by our local tennis
and racket club, very posh, very Suburbiton, very “Good Life” don’t-‘cha-know. I didn’t see Jerry and Margot but I did see some funny posters pinned to the fencing. Okay here we go, here’s the first one, so, a small caption competition. The lucky winner wins a compulsory three weeks, (possibly longer), non-inclusive, self-catering “Staycation” in their own home. Let’s keep up morale guys. #StayHome

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Great balls of fire they’re hot!!

Hi folks,

If you’re in the UK, those awfully nice guys at Mr. Sing’s the makers of my favourite curry sauce have an excellent initiative goingย  this week –

I quote:

“As Ant Middleton (From Who Dares) said, the strong take care of the weak or those in need duringย difficult times.

Therefore, until the end of the month, for every mixed box of crisps we sell, we will donateย ALL PROFITSย to buying a care package for whoever needs it.

We will send supplies, food or whatever is need to play our part in serving others.”

Click here to buy a box

I’ve got my box, great crisps and VERY hot and spicy.ย I had to wait until my eyes stopped watering so that I could see to type this ๐Ÿ™‚


All the best


“The unintentional selfie”

Hi folks,

My 2000th upload to Flickr!!, Didn’t spot myself resplendent in beanie hat on a cold day near the river reflected in the mirror. ๐Ÿ™‚ Travelling very light with 15 (30) mm body cap lens on my E-PL5 for a change.


Best wishes,