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Idling

Tambourine – Because I can. 2 pictures

Blue Glass display on four wall mounted shelves

Ginger’s Blue Glass Collection.

Photograph of a Fujifilm Finepix F30 digital camera with the lens extended (on).

My first digital camera — a Fujifilm Finepix F30 — bought in 2006.      Two-minute read, 3 pictures

Photograph of a FujiFilm X-E3 & Fujifilm X-E2s camera.

My new Fujifilm X-E3 camera arrived this afternoon.

Photograph of a sweet Potato Chip looking very much like a fall leaf.

In honor of the season, it’s a Fall Sweet Potato Chip.

A photograph of the members of Hadham Hall - Form 5T July 1972

A friend posted a mnemonic on Facebook for the sequence of the royal houses of England in chronological order. It reminded me of one my uncle taught me, which in turn reminded me of a couple I learned at school.      Two-minute read, 2 pictures

Black and white photograph of a glass flower frog - abstract image

Flower Frog – I had not heard of the term ‘Flower frog’ until a few weeks ago when one was suggested by Ginger as a good way to store / hold / display fountain pens.

Photograph of a Hibiscus flower in color

And the same picture in color … When I noticed the sunlight dappling the flower I decided to take the picture, no matter how twee hibiscus flower pictures are. Thinking about it; for a better shot I should have got the sunlight in the background behind the stamen.

Photograph of a Hibiscus flower in Black and white

When I noticed the sunlight dappling the flower I decided to take the picture, no matter how twee hibiscus flower pictures are. Thinking about it; for a better shot I should have got the sunlight in the background behind the stamen.

Photograph of a Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm compact handgun

Taken for no particular reason except I wanted to take a picture and didn’t have anything else to hand that would fit on my desk that was vaguely photogenic. If you’ve visited this page expecting to find more information on the Beretta, this is why I bought a Baretta, and this is why I own …

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Photograph of a Ronson, Zippo and Bic Lighter

Function vs Form – This is one of those odd conundrums that often troubles me. When form and function meet and reinforce each other, I don’t have a problem. Examples of this are my current camera, my Swiss Navy knife, and dare I say it, my Beretta. However, when form and function diverge and do not reinforce each other I have big issues choosing between a product with elegant aesthetic design and its functionality. In some cases the tension this causes for me is tangible and on-going.      Five-minute read, 6 pictures

It’s been over a year since I got my Fujifilm X-E2s camera, and thus far I only have a couple of complaints. The first is that I didn’t buy it (or the X-Pro2) long, long ago. The second is that in the past year I’ve not had a lot of time to just sit and …

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