I always enjoy photographing cricket, usually because it means that the weather has turned for the better & that I get to sit down all day whilst taking photographs, what is not to enjoy.
Having had a Canon 16-35mm F2.8L for a number of years, I have to say that the lens that I replaced it with, the 17-40mm F4L handles flare significantly better, may be my eyes are less critical as I get older, but even frames with the Sun in the picture show no sign of flare, which is nice.
Ok not that rare, but one of the few days that I do something relaxing…
Replaced the wing mirror repeaters, treated the headlights, a day of washing, mopping and waxing (including several very heavy treatments of “cutting compounds” on places where twats seem to think it is acceptable to lean against my car) mean that the 10 year old Golf (hopefully soon to be replaced with a much newer GTi) looks bright and shiny, the alloys are fucked & need a refurb, as the previous owners seem to use them for measuring kerb heights, means that someone will get a nice 3 owner, 10 year old, full service history Golf GT for not much money soon. There are quite a few stone chips on the bonnet which I will get “blown over” & the alloys will be either replaced or refurbished, anyone interested get in touch.
The incident that I covered on Thursday night turns out that it was a confrontation between several people that escalated when one of them decided to use a transit van as a weapon. As a result 4 people from Guildford have been arrested, 1 charged with attempted murder & various other offences, 3 have been bailed.
It seems that Guildford is not the nice leafy town of my youth, but a rather nasty place to live.
If you’d have asked me at the turn of the millennium I would never have dreamt that I would be ordering 32GB CF cards. In the late 1990s I was shooting with a DCS3 (1.3megapixels) and 170mb Viper cards. By the time I moved to DCS520 bodies (2.0 megapixels) I was using 340mb Microdrives and the when the EOS 1D arrived I think I was shooting with 1Gb cards, so then fast forward to 2016 and now 32GB card are order of the day.