I’ve just finished my third shoot of the year. Once again the model was not new to the Chateau de Vaughan but she was sporting a slightly different look to when I first snapped her so I’m quite pleased with the results. I’ve also been playing email tennis with two very pretty models who have yet to travel to Rugby so I’m feeling kind of upbeat about my chances of new faces. We will see Mister Big Ears, we will see.
Since buying a Nikon D810 and making it my primary indoors camera I’ve made do with just the one 50mm lens. This in most cases has been adequate for the type of snaps I take but every now and again something in the short telephoto range would be more suitable. Because I’m not shooting as much nowadays I can’t really justify buying yet another lens when I have a number of old discarded ones lying around gathering dust. After a bit of research I found my expensive in it’s day Hasselblad 120mm could be mounted on a Nikon with the use of a cheap adaptor so off I went to eBay and bought myself one. It only allows the combination to function in manual mode but I will give it a go and let you know how I get on.
I’ve never bothered making New Year’s resolutions and even if I did I would, like 99% of the people who do, fail to keep any of them for more than the first couple of weeks of January. The problem is I need something or someone to kickstart my year or I’m liable to end up dying in bed of boredom.
That pretty well summed up 2016 for me. Health problems looked as if they would dominate my year but after undergoing further hospital tests they thankfully turned out to be fairly minor. Just keep taking the tablets Big Ears. Hot chicks on the green sofa were few and far between. I’ve lost the urge, scarcely any models get my interest nowadays, too much in the way of body modifications and adornments for my tastes. Where have all the attractive natural looking models gone. What about 2017? Photographically I fear things are going to get a damn sight more depressing for me. I will have less money to squander and with fashion dictating the inked plastic look I think finding fresh talent is destined to become nigh impossible. C’est la vie.
My prospects may look bleak but I would wish all of you out there on planet internet a healthy happy 2017.