A good day, I have my OEM wheels & tyres back on the car, just waiting for the new centre caps to arrive. Glad to have some decent tyres back underneath the car, the horrible Chinese tyres that were on the loaners were awful.



Ling Long & Prosper


F*ck me! It’s not often that I swear… OK you got me! But F*ck me! I put my alloys in for refurb yesterday and the people doing the refurbishment have kindly lent me a set of wheels & tyres in the mean time.

Anyway on the road to a football game yesterday,  I had to pull over because of  the noise, I thought that either a rear bearing was going bad or the wheels (which are a slightly different off-set to the originals) were rubbing on something.

On checking there is no interference and and the bearings are fine, it turns out that the culprit is the shocking cheap Chinese tyres that are fitted. One pair are “Ling Long” which I think is the Thai Bride from Little Britain and the other pair are something called Wanli, who may have been Bruce’s brother.

Anyhooo, I can’t wait to get my OEM tyres back on the car. I will need new tyres in a few months & one thing for certain I won’t be going for cheap Chinese shite.

Having a tidy up…

17/09/2017. Western Hard Disk

17/09/2017. Nikon Fisheye.

And found something that I haven’t seen for a very long time, thinking I may whack it on ebay, I seem to recall  that it was quite expensive when new,  this was back in the day when there were no real ultra wide lenses available for crop sensor cameras, I think I was shooting with a DCS3 at the time & this was used on a little Nikon Coolpix.

Mitsubishi Shogun 003

Seems Funny

Phojo Screen Dumps0031


Some 12-13 years ago, I started experimenting with a piece of software, called Pocket Phojo a clever piece of software that enabled me to nearly leave my laptop at home. Running on a Windows Mobile PDA with a built in CF card reader ( I had the Fujitsu Pocket Lookz, if I remember correctly) and was able to hook up to a wifi network or use a bluetooth modem to wire pictures to picture desks. Quite a lot has changed since those early days of experimenting with largely unreliable & flaky technology. However there is still not yet a single app that will do everything that a press photographer needs. There are some that come close including PhotoMechanic (on OSX) PicturePro (iOS).