Another Fine Mess

A few weeks ago I said I would report back on how I got on using the Hasselblad 120mm lens on my Nikon D810. Well the results were disappointing with all of the photos suffering from a lack of sharpness. I thought the problem would be manually focusing but in fact it was holding the combination steady that proved impossible. All of my shooting over the last 20 years or so has been with lenses in the 35mm to 85mm range so I’ve lost the knack of supporting a telephoto lens, even a short one. The situation wasn’t helped by a dose of old-age pensioners shaky hands so next time I use this lens I will definitely be employing a tripod. Here are some snaps from the shoot. The first set were taken with the usual Nikkor 50mm, and the second the Hasselblad 120mm. I’ve added some sharpening in Photoshop to try and hide the softness of the second set.

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Pretty Party Frocks

Something I miss now that I’m in a sort of photographic semi retirement is young ladies turning up at the Chateau de Vaughan and showing me their party frocks, and what they intended to wear underneath. I can’t ever remember going to an office party where the females wore anything provocative but then again I worked in a overwhelmingly male environment.

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Much Ado About Nothing

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.

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Boudoir Photography

What the fuck is that all about. I get an uncontrollable urge to laugh whenever a photographer or model use the phrase. Does your house have a boudoir? Do you know anyone who lives in a house with a boudoir? Very unlikely. Let’s just cut through the arty-farty bullshit and call it what it really is. Wishy-washy soft porn.

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A Collective Shaking Of Heads

I’ve been studying the advice given on various digital photography web sites and it seems I’m way out of step with the know-it-alls yet again. Shockingly I have never ever fine tuned the autofocus on any of my lenses or cleaned the sensor on any of my digital cameras. For these failings I’m surely damned to burn in hell!

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