I first went to the dentist way back in the early 50s when dental practice was fairly primitive: needles seemed blunt, fillings took an age to cure, loud scary drills driven by string ran hot and even though Xrays would have existed they weren’t in common use. It seemed like the practice of dentistry had barely moved on from the days when being a dentist was an adjunct of a barber’s job. Continue reading
It was the middle of December, we’d returned from a week’s break in Oman and it was time to reflect a little. Here’s what I wrote for the group which got together at last year’s writing class and which continues us to meet so that we have an excuse, nay an obligation, to keep writing. Continue reading
Nothing unusual about that but as with most of my experiences these days it prompts a little reflection. Continue reading
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
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.
It seems to have been a rather humdrum month for photos. Plenty of worthy photos related to activity during the month but nothing exceptional from a photographic standpoint so this is the best of a perhaps average bunch.
The photo is of fish and chips at the Red Lion. It’s a feature of the Wednesday lunchtime menu and it’s a treat. This was taken with my Sony Xperia XZ1, f2 at 1/50th. No post processing, perhaps I should have lightened it a tad, not even a crop.