Pretentious Codswallop

I’m not one to dwell on TV adverts but when it comes to the campaigns for expensive perfumes, male and female, I’m left dumbfounded. What the hell are they about. The visual symbolism goes way above my head and I’m pretty sure the “creatives” involved have been snorting far too much of that white powder. What we need is some straight forward no nonsense imagery so here’s a few more of my outdoor snaps.

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Wintertime Blues

It’s miserable outside so time to dig into the filing cabinet and find some photos taken on warmer happier days. Model number one, a cheeky blonde snapped in the back garden. The second set were taken at the bus stop just around the corner from my place. Passing motorists were most appreciative judging by the number of catcalls and car horns we got, or should that be she got. The final set shot in my usual happy hunting ground, the local rec.

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Making Do

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.

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