Backlog: September 2018

September is when the Raveningham Country Fair takes place, so of course we took Em to see it. There's lots to see—steam engines, birds of prey, arts and crafts, and classic cars. Since she's quite mobile by this point, Em loves looking around the garden and garage. She obviously has no sense of self-preservation, so I'm always following her around and letting her explore her environment, ready to intervene if she, as entirely hypothetical examples, tries to climb a ladder or pick up a saw. The weather was still comfortable enough that walks on the beach are plenty pleasant, »

Holiday in Malta 2017, day 3 (part 1)

Today was quite a busy one, so I'm splitting this post into two parts to avoid having 33 pictures one one page. First up: the Blue Grotto. We had planned on going here the previous day but the bus didn't show up, which turned out to be a good thing as it started raining not long after we got on a different bus to head back to the flat. The weather today though was lovely - sunny and, when out of the wind at least, warm. The sea was also quite calm, which made the boat ride out to the »

Lowestoft and cloudy

It had been a "mostly cloudy" kind of day, but the occasional break for some sunlight gave me hope so I went for a wander around Lowestoft pier and waterfront. Alas, almost no sun. Plenty of rocks and rust though! »

Fuji 14mm at the beach

Strictly speaking I shouldn't be doing this. The rules state that one should only use a single lens for the year, and I chose the Fuji 35mm f/1.4, yet here I am dallying with the 14mm f/2.8. In my defence, I like to think I've been photographing for long enough now that maybe I don't need to stick quite so rigidly to what is essentially a learning exercise. I'm still primarily shooting with the the 35, but I think I'll start running a side project simultaneously where I include one 14mm shot in each OCOLOY post. »

Holiday in Malta, Day 7

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 My last full day in Malta, and it was a lazy one – I got up late, and didn't really go anywhere adventurous, instead opting to go to Marsaxlokk again for lunch with my parents. Before that, though, I went for a walk around Birżebbuġa since I'd not really explored it much yet. Walk done, I headed to Marsaxlokk, and this time got off the bus a little earlier so I could walk along more of the waterfront. That's it, really, »