Do you like changes?

I’ve not made any structual changes to my blog for a while now.

I’ve been using the RESONAR theme for quite a while because I post a lot of photos and they stand out quite well with only the occasional glitch, when shown on mobiles and tablets, with the odd obscured head or side details missing.

I’ve found another theme I’d like to try and that is the EIGHTIES theme as it seems to fit my content even better.

I’ll let you be the judge of that because I’m going to try it out starting with this post!

Today’s feature photo was taken in Renishaw Gardens earlier this year.

Sony RX100VI, ISO 125, 17.88mm, f / 4.0, 1/125sec

iPhone 11 Pro and iOS13

Friends came visiting today and I was showing them my new iPhone and its three lenses.

I took the featured photo with Portrait Mode High-Key Light Mono and it came out rather well.

This is Ian. It’s a great portrait isn’t it!

iPhone 11 Pro Max, ISO 320, 6mm, f /2.0, 1/40 sec

The Heart Tree

I’ve been really very busy these past few days. Yesterday I downloaded iOS13 to my phone and then today I upgraded my phone to the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

I’m so excited to be able to take ultrawide and low light photos.

I’ll be posting some examples over the next few weeks.

For the time being here is a photo of a beautiful tree in the National Trust’s Clumber Park (Google Maps Link) near Worksop, UK.

Sony RX100VI, ISO 160, 129mm f / 6.3, 1/250 sec

Lord of the Rings

I was reading the news yesterday and I learnt that Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series will be filmed in New Zealand.

Perhaps they will use the Hobbiton set that we visited a while back.

I hope that won’t hinder the thousands of tourisits that visit it year long. Perhaps they will add new areas and make it even more fun to visit in the future!

Feature Photo : Sony A7R, ISO 100, 24mm, f / 11, 1/90 sec.

Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand, November 23, 2016 (Google Maps Link)

Twittering Tales #154

Photo by Tama66 at

A multilingual misunderstanding

“Il est temps de se faire la malle Frank.”

Marie-Claire followed him as he went upstairs and opened the big trunk.

“What are you doing cheri?”, she smiled.

“Packing – la malle!”

“Mais ‘se faire la malle’ means to make a quick getaway, not to pack it!

Frank grinned.

“Zut, wrong again!” (279 chars)

A cheeky French/English Twittering Tales story today.

My featured photo was taken in a Chinese high speed train somewhere between Chengdu and X’ian.

The Giant’s Causeway revisited

Now that I’m back home, and have access to some editing tools, I’ve had the chance to edit some of my cruise photos.

Today I’d like to show a better photo of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, a little over an hours drive from Belfast going north.

iPhone XS Max, ISO 40, 6 mm, f / 2.4, 1/120sec

Bushmills, Northern Ireland, UK Google Maps