Category Archives: Photography

35mm Cats

scoosh_indoor_chair by mewcenary
scoosh_indoor_chair, a photo by mewcenary on Flickr.

My trusty Nikon D40 has been a little neglected of late. I have been mulling over getting a new body, perhaps the D7100 which would be a significant upgrade…. And a not insignificant amount of cash! So it would be a lot more sensible to get the most out of my current camera.

As a result, I picked up my first prime lens: The Nikon 35mm f/1.8G. Better optical quality and also a faster lens for use in low light. Since I last looked at this range of lenses, they have been upgraded to feature their own focus motors. This is important as my D40 doesn’t have a focusing pin!

I really like the lens, and an example ‘cat snap’ is in this post. It’s perfect for portrait-style work, given that 35mm essentially becomes 50mm on a cropped sensor like on my DSLR.

I took some more, and they can be found in the Flickr set – click forwards to see them as they are the most recent pictures.

A Visit To The National Museum Of Computing

Earlier in the year, I visited The National Museum Of Computing, which resides within the Home of the Codebreakers, Bletchley Park. It’s pretty well put together and hosted by some very hard-working and dedicated volunteers.

I took a few pictures, although I was a bit limited by not having a lens particularly suitable for indoor work. I’ve since resolved that by grabbing a 35mm prime lens and I’m looking forward to trying it out properly!

The National Museum Of Computing - SignLorenz Cypher MachineTunny Machine 1Tunny Machine 2TypewritersColossus - "Turn it off and on again" ?
Colossus

Snow! Actual proper snow!

down_the_road_snow Amazingly, we have actual proper snow at the moment. It’s pretty thick in Farnham, Surrey.

Driving home last night was somewhat interesting. In retrospect, I should have disabled the car’s traction control. We live amongst a nest of hills, and the car deciding to slowly spin round at 1 mph is a little scary. When going down one of those hills. With other cars at the bottom.

Actually, that was pretty neat.

Pictures of the snow can be found on my Flickr.