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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Misty Mountain Hop

Half term holiday and Big Ears is allowed a day out treat. I usually suggest a zoo, I like zoos, but this time I fancied a bit of gazing at the scenery so I said what about the British Camp in the Malvern Hills. It’s been a few years since I last dragged my sorry arse up there so I warned my younger female companions that I could well have heart failure on the ascent. My choice wasn’t well received, too much like hard work and more to the point no shops! Anyway I got my way and we reached the top with me only taking 3 or 4 oxygen breaks on the climb from the car park. It was a misty day so the views were restricted but I still love it up there. I have a little bit of envy for people who live in areas like this. They are surely fitter than the flat earth dwellers and photo opportunities are plentiful and prettier.

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Stairway To Heaven

If you were ever unfortunate enough to visit the Chateau de Vaughan you would be shocked to find just how little space I have to work in. I always struggled to do full length shots until in a moment of madness I stood the model in the stairwell. The results were not brilliant but better than I expected and after a few more attempts with various adjustments to the lighting it has now become my default set-up when dealing with leggy young ladies.

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Match Of The Day

Oh happy days. Pleasant weather and a tall, touching 6 foot, attractive leggy blonde in the rec. When we arrived there was a football game in progress but it only took her a few minutes to stop it dead by continually bending over to adjust her shoes. She was a minx alright. She even offered to prove to the more vocal of the players that she was indeed a real blonde but the dare proved too much for them and they chickened out on the proposal. On leaving the rec she, with a smile and a wave, enticed the attention of a passing dustcart which then proceeded to follow us on the short walk back to my place with her walking provocatively and lapping up the jeers and whistles. The agent who had supplied her warned me that she could be a handful. He wasn’t joking.

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