Exploring the 7Artisans 25mm f/1.8

About 2 months ago, I got the 7Artisans 25mm f/1.8 lens as a Christmas present from my wife. I'd been eyeing it up for a while, wondering if a fully manual lens would really be my thing. Considering I already own the two Fuji 23mm lenses (so more or less the same focal length), I wasn't sure I really needed it. This is a remarkably inexpensive lens though: £79 from Amazon UK, so even if I didn't really get on with it, or find much use for it, it wouldn't be a huge loss. I wasn't expecting magnificence, »

Summer streets of London

My work held its annual "let's all see how we did this year" meetup thing recently, except this one was much shorter than in previously, running only from 13:00 to 16:00. This meant a) I could get up at a normal time, since my train was at 7:30 and not, like, 5:00 or something ridiculous, and b) I could have a bit of time afterwards to explore London while I waited for my 19:00 train. My colleague/friend Adam, a (more or less) local of the area, knew of some potentially interesting places to see, »

London Streets

Saturday was a bit of a gamble, weather-wise – originally forecast to be a toasty 29°, this was later amended to warn of possible storms, so the employer-organised picnic Zoe and I were going to in London was cancelled. Having already bought our train tickets, we decided to have a day out in London anyway, and have lunch with my brother and his girlfriend. The 08:00 from Lowestoft to Ipswich. Street photography has always been one of my main interests, along with the more general idea of documentary photography: capturing life, in moments and in its impact on things. One »