Friday, 15 December 2017

Camera test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 first impressions

If you're going to put a new camera through a test, then why not opt for a cold drizzly day at Walthamstow market.  This is an upgrade to my Lumix DMC-FX100   Expect similar on board features on the FS10, with the camera body being a lot lighter and the Leica lens has been replaced with a Lumix DC Vario lens. I've never really looked into the hi-tech specs of just how different the Leica compact lens is compared to a standard compact lens. However, the analogue Yashica T4 compact (which you'll be seeing a lot more of on here in 2018) lens was better quality than a lot of hi-spec SLR lenses. Why they never made a digital T4 version is beyond me? For the time being enjoy the FS10 camera trial. 

Mirror in the bathroom. FS10 selfie 

Walthamstow market 

I'm guessing Jesus forgives typefaces too? 

Palace Mews , E17 - colour test 

tungsten and daylight lighting mix 

good example of colour range 

colour balance testing the Lumix DMC-FS10

Pushing up the contrast. 

Black and White sample with FS10 

Walthamstow market 

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Walthamstow in the Snow

Reel around a fountain 

Walthamstow's court house  

No ball games 

Lloyd park 

Never to far from the birds in Waltham Forest 


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Waltham Forest for London Borough of Culture

Back the Bid ends on the 1st of December. You can find out more here BACK THE BID
This mural popped up on Hoe Street. 

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Monday, 27 November 2017

Walthamstow Wetlands

Helped by the Lottery Walthamstow Wetlands is now open to the general public. Boasting 211 hectares courtesy of Thames Water reservoir lands with Forest Road cutting through the middle, so it's pretty much in two parts but hey, don't let that stop you from visiting. Armed with my Nikon D610 here's a visit to the right-hand side of the Wetlands, being the NW side. With pylons and strange machinery being part of the landscape, there was a reminiscence to the 1970s British Public Information films with  a Clock Work Orange holiday vibe to the place. You could even call it a Brutalist Butlins.

Walthamstow Wetlands 

Careful all ye who enter, British Information film 

Brutalist Butlins: A Clockwork Orange,  Original location was Thamesmead’s Binsey Walk.

The new Tottenham Hotspur ground being built 

Brutalist Butlins, Walthamstow Wetlands 

Pylons, always receiving bad publicity 

Protect and survive 

Possibly the scariest Public information film ever made. I wonder who played the grim reaper?

      More Walthamstow adventures to follow...

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Preview Night - Photography on a Postcard

Photography on a Postcard is raising money for The Hepatitis C Trust. Simply purchase a lottery ticket and you could be the owner of a unique postcard sized photograph. all taken by iconic photographers  such as Martin Parr, Stephen Leslie and Wolfgang Tillmans. You can purchase your lottery ticket here and you can find out more about the Hepatitis C Trust  here. Auction ends on the 24th October.

Photography on a Postcard, Preview Night 

Keep off the postcards....

Hobnobbing with Peter Zelewski, whose work is featured 

Snappers delight at the theprintspace

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Greetings from Nerja

Spent a very relaxing week in Nerja. Here's a few holiday snaps, enjoy amigos. 

The Good, the bad and the Callaghan

A Gopro Hereo 3+  shot of the Mediterranean 

Either you Mexican or Mexi-cant 

Always love a Spanish font. La Fragata 

Selfies on the Balcony of Europe 

Always feel a bit sad when I see the European flag these days 

Hot Wheels 

old man at sea, taken on my IPhone 5 
Beach bar for hire? 

Help, I'm a rock 

if chairs could talk 

A room with a view, Nerja, Spain