Sycamore leaves

*Shot on an Olympus E-P5 16mp m4/3 digital camera using a 4/3 Olympus 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED Zuiko lens via m4/3 adaptor with camera settings at ISO-400, aperture at f/8, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/160 seconds*

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Wooden Fish Wife

You can find her ‘hewn-from-a-log’ Husband in an entry way back in July 2022, here: Wooden Stare

*Shot on an Olympus E-P5 16mp M4/3 digital camera using a Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Art Lens with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/5.6, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/50 seconds*

Canon 40d Dandelion

Shot on the 10.1mp Canon 40d dSLR – which was released way back in 2007 – this picture of a Dandelion in-bloom was taken in April 2022, a whole 15 years on since this classic APS-C ‘prosumer’ digital camera first saw the light and it still performs fantastic.

Our camera sensors are now at three and four times the megapixel size of the lowly 40d, but if you know how to take a picture, then you can pick up not only this model but many other older digital cameras that are considered obsolete by today’s standards, for prices a fraction of their original values from internet auction sites, such as eBay.

So if you just want to enjoy capturing good photos with tried and tested cameras from the past, then technology’s march forward is frankly your greatest friend, because people offload their ‘old kit’ whenever the camera manufacturers release a brand new, all-singing, all-dancing digital behemoth.

*Shot on a Canon 40d 10mp dSLR using a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens with settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/8, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/640 seconds*

Wilting carnations

*Shot on an Olympus E-P3 12mp micro 4/3 system digital camera using a Soligor 35mm f/2.8 wide-angle prime lens and 12mm extension tube with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/5.6, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/2500 seconds*

Ingleborough from Crook O’Lune

*Shot on a Canon 1D Mark III 10mp professional dSLR using a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L lens with settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/6.3, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/640 seconds*

Seed head close-up

*Shot on a Canon 5d mk1 12mp dSLR using a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro lens with settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/4, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/500 seconds*

Lost birthday balloon (slight return)

Following on from the original blog entry back on the 30th October 2022 – see “Lost birthday balloon” for more details – I found myself taking another ‘leisurely jaunt’ (or exhausting slog) up to Wolfhole Crag in the Forest of Bowland the other week.

On the way up, I passed the same place at a drystone wall where I had spotted a discarded birthday balloon had lodged itself last time, after what I can only assume was a chaotic, wind-buffeted journey from God-knows-where: however, it would appear that during my sojourn elsewhere, a breeze had come along and dislodged the tenacious, partly-inflated plastic bag for hardier climes elsewhere.

Who knows if I may run into the birthday balloon once more, on the desolate gritstone tops of Bowland in the near future…?

*Shot on a Samsung S10+ 12mp phone camera with camera settings at ISO-50, aperture at f/2.4, centre-weighted metering mode and an exposure time of 1/700 seconds*

Blurred light through a window

*Shot on an Olympus E-M1 Mk1 16mp m4/3 pro mirrorless camera using a Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Mega O.I.S. lens with settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/8, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/40 seconds*