Anyone who’s read my blog posts will sense an obsession with coffee shops, breakfast and routine. These come together when I’ve got an early start to do the weekly shop at Waitrose. Continue reading
My first real camera was a Halina 35X (I had a Kodak Brownie earlier). I inherited it from my father and it was a great camera to start with as I learned the basics of exposure, shutter speed and ISO ratings (although I think we talked more about DIN in those days). Continue reading
Lots of competition this month, I seem to have had lots of photographable experiences and taken halfways decent photos of many of them.
Here’s the best of a super bunch and it’s the moment that James Alexander Bradbury gets his name at the parish church in Wetherby.
The photo was taken using my Sony alpha 77 II with the zoom on 135mm, f6.3 at 1/80th.
If you want to check out the other photos I took in my ‘take a photo every day’ blog go to http://jdjhiston.tumblr.com/archive.
Earlier this month the Guardian’s travel supplement ran a feature with ten people remembering their ‘most memorable’ holidays. Here’s my memory of my first independent holiday ‘Four in a Mini to the South of France‘ as featured in my earlier post ‘Five significant holidays’. Click here to read it. Continue reading
I guess the topic on most people’s radar until yesterday was the heatwave. People compare it to 1976 but I didn’t really experience hat. It was the year I moved from Jakarta to Hong Kong and I just remember a short break mid-summer when I do recall some pretty good weather. Continue reading
If I’m anything I’m a creature of habit and that takes me into Cambridge every Saturday morning when I’m at home. We have breakfast with friends and there are often others on the way.
This is me with Mark Donachy who’s the guy who made the Red Lion in Histon what it is today. He’s now away from the tensions of the pub trade and sometimes he helps out at St John’s.
The photo was taken with my Sony Xperia XZ1 1/400th at f2 and a fairly severe crop.
I don’t know how long the Strikes bowling alley has been in Ely or how long it’s been there but it is no more. A week or so Cambridgeshire County Council took it over and is converting it into an archive centre. Continue reading