“In the woods”

Hi everyone,

Another new work today from my trip yesterday to Reigate, Surrey, UK.

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Kind regards

leigh sig 2

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New work: “Once a pond a time”

Hi everyone,

A painterly landscape work of the pond in Priory Park, Reigate.

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https://leigh-kemp.pixels.com/featured/once-a-pond-a-time-leigh-kemp.html

Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

New work: “Hello, goodbye, I must be going”

Hi everyone,

Something a bit different for a change 🙂

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

 

Born in the USA : Gear update – a few of my latest favourite things.

Hi everyone,

Here’s a few of my latest photo gear additions from Op/Tech, Think Tank and Manfrotto.

1. OP/TECH USA 1511372 Pro Loop Strap 

OPTECH HOOD CAMERA STRAP

I’ve been using Op/Tech straps on my cameras for a few years now and found them very comfortable and durable. I  was attracted to this neoprene strap not only for its comfort but for its quick release system connector mechanism. This strap has great ergonomics and really helps to cushion and spread the weight. It has a dimpled inner surface not shown in the above photo which helps to avoid slippage.

2. OP/TECH 1301042 Secure Its x4 System Connectors

OPTECH STRAPS

These velcro strips wrap around the quick release connector to add an extra layer of security and keep things tidy and free from snagging. You only need two but you get four in a packet. Nice to have spares and also for use with the wrist strap below.

3. OP/TECH 6701062 SLR Wrist Strap

OPTECH WRIST STRAP

Interchangeable with the Pro Loop strap as it uses the same connector system.

4. OP/TECH 8001112 3.5″ Small Hood Hat 

OPTECH HAT SMALL

Made out of neoprene it fits snugly over my M.Zuiko 12-40mm PRO lens with the lens hood attached and gives an extra degree of protection from knocks and the elements. It is also quick to fit and remove. For even more added protection in transit it can be still be used with a conventional lens cap fitted if desired.

 5. Think Tank Emergency Rain Cover (Small)

think tank emergency rain cover 

I’ve been looking for ages to find a quality made affordable rain cover and this really fits the bill. It is lightweight and comes in a small pouch which takes up no room in my camera bag. It attaches around the front of the lens and also to the camera hot shoe and has a large transparent panel at the back so that one can see the viewfinder, LCD screen and camera controls etc.. It also has a draw-string fastener at the bottom and is also available in a larger size to fit  longer lenses.

It has room to get both of one’s hands inside. It is a very cost effective alternative to their more elaborate HydroPhobia product as it is  designed for those, who, like me,  want to carry a small and quick and easy to attach, well made, rain cover. I bought the Op/Tech wrist strap specifically to use with this cover. It’s also nice to see a manufacturer catering for mirrorless cameras!.

6. Manfrotto XUME adapters.

XUME

I’ve had these a while now and they make changing filters incredibly quick and easy. They comprise of two parts, a quick-release lens adapter which screws on the lens and a quick-release filter holder in to which you screw on the filter. The two parts attach with a strong magnet and quickly pull apart and snap on so no need for time-consuming screwing/unscrewing the filter and risking wear and cross-threading etc..

Interestingly all of the above products are made in the U.S.A. I’ve found other products from the U.S.A like my multi-port Anker USB chargers and power banks to be reliable and really well designed and manufactured. I have absolutely no affiliation with any of the companies mentioned in this post.

Kind regards

leigh sig 2

“A home by the sea”

Hi everyone,

A new work of an architecturally interesting block of flats that caught my eye on the coast at Crosby, Liverpool.

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

 

“A distant shore”

Hi everyone,

I’ve not exactly been prolific lately but here’s a new work, a painterly landscape work of  beach near Liverpool.

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Hope everyone is keeping well,

Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

 

New work, “Down the tracks”

Hi everyone,

A painterly work of a rural railway line.

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

Two more works of Liverpool

Hi everyone,

I’ve had a hectic two weeks after my 89 year old mother-in-law had a nasty fall and broke her arm and has been hospitalised since which hasn’t left that much time for my artwork but  here’s two new works of Liverpool.

Painterly work of the famous and iconic Liver Building on the banks of the River Mersey in Liverpool

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Two of the Three Graces. The Port of Liverpool Authority building in the foreground and the Liver building in the background.44400422574_279f34312d_z.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

 

 

New work :”The Port of Liverpool Authority Building”

A new work of the Port of Liverpool Authority Building on the River Mersey in Liverpool.

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

 

New work: “Ferry across the Mersey”

Hi everyone,

A new work today of the famous ferry across the River Mersey in Liverpool.

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Best wishes

leigh sig 2