Friday 25 April 2014

There might be mullet

On way home from last job of day in a whole day har that went well inland had a quick look at Morston Quay. Brightest bit of the day that buoy

It really was that grey all day. Like the mullet that must ghost in with the tide.

Didn't stop to capture but the weirdest reflected yellow glow between the rape and the mist all around North Norfolk's lovely lanes.

Sunday 20 April 2014

Easter outing

The pace of spring is quickening, even if the wind off the sea is rather cold and the sun variable. Dispatched off out with littlest ones whilst Easter Sunday lamb was being herb crusted and merangue merangued. Headed off around Gresham, Baconsthorpe and back via Itteringham and Ingworth.

Rapeseed dominates the early cropping around here.
Ramsons (wild garlic)are just beginning to break through on the shaded  verges and in the copses
Blue is not just from the bells
A stunning entrance to Wolterton Hall which is somewhat out of the way
I rather like this battered wind vane with it's imperious totem, definitely bearing an adipose fin
A beautiful millpool on the Upper Bure below Itteringham
This used to be on a 37 and a half pence day ticket, along with several other stretches of the Bure including Oxnead which is now on my Captain's syndicate book. Simply gorgeous, one of Norfolk's 9 chalk streams I am told.
And just before the Jolly Farmer at Swanton Abbot, one of those part tended verges that seem to extend some county gardens across the road.
Some self deprecating English humour near Baconsthorpe to round off the day

Saturday 19 April 2014

Resurrection blues

Last week my faithful Nikon 40 took a brief but very possibly terminal plunge into Captain's Pond. I hoped quite hard that a week in the airing cupboard might help me evade some awkward questions and an unforeeen and unwelcome dent in my finances.The SD card was ok, but I had to get quite a bit of water out of the lens housing and for the brief time the  camera was turned when I got it out of the water to taking out the battery it did not look, smell  or sound good with a short causing the flash open and try to fire.

I slipped in the battery yesterday and  was a bit surprised and a lot relieved to see a request to reset time, and all the normal menu functions were on the LCD screen. The auto focus on the AF-S DX lens (served by an internal motor in the lens housing) was not playing ball but with lots of disengaging and engaging the lens to the body it grudgingly coaxed itself into life.

No attempt to think about depth of field (should have gone say to f18 on a tripod to get the whole lot in focus in the shade /light  conditions but just very, very pleased that the metering, sensor, lens and everything else worked.

Only thing is I am now tempted by a couple of body/longer lens options I saw when fearing the worse..