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Photography: Camera setting

The White House

The settings on cameras can be difficult to get used to. They tend to be similar on both bridge cameras and DSLR’s. On my Nikon D3200, there is a Guide setting on the dial that will help you learn about how to take different types of image. (more…)


The Sunday Ramble: Last days of summer

1 Summer

It’s only a week now to the Autumnal equinox and the beginning of Autumn. We have cloudy days even in summer in England and so it won’t be that much different when I’m out taking photographs, just a lot colder and very bleak. (more…)


Heritage weekend

1 Manor House sign

It’s heritage weekend and lots of museums will be open and have special events. We all have different ideas of what our heritage is. I had an appointment at the hospital this week and the remainder of the old workhouse is still at the end of the car park.  It’s derelict, but that’s an important reminder of the past. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Keep on saving

The Aldi super-six this week are cherry tomatoes (300g), savoy cabbage, carrots (1Kg), celery, onions (1Kg) and snack pack grapes (170g). They are all 39p and that offer lasts until the 24th of September. I like celery in soup or stew… (more…)


Photography: Choosing a Camera

There is a bewildering array of cameras available and there are also smart phones and tablet computers that take photos too. How do you choose one? (more…)


The Sunday Ramble: referendum

Wednesbury skyline

I have some new readers today, so I thought I would remind everybody that I live in the heart of England, here in the Black Country. I have some readers overseas and so I should explain that the United Kingdom consists of 4 parts. (more…)


The review: an interesting week

White swan

It was an interesting week. The warmongering in the middle east and Ukraine stifled the stock market again yesterday. The sanctions against Russia are getting more serious now. France is threatening to hold back the two warships they ordered. I wonder what they wanted those for? Humanitarian aid trips? (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Late summer bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are figs (3/4), mangetout (150g), garlic (4), cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), nectarine (4/5) and fun size pears (7-10). They are all 69p. That offer continues until next Wednesday, 10th September. (more…)


Photography: Random shots

Horse and Cart outside pub

I’ve taken a few photos of this pub, but I think the addition of the horse and cart outside makes it more interesting. It conveys an image, that many people might find appealing. There are lots of colours in the picture that reflect light too, which is important. (more…)


Who are we to judge

Wednesbury at dusk

Charles Darwin was born into a moderately wealthy family in Shrewsbury. His father, Robert, had the largest medical practice outside of London at the time and his mother, Susannah Wedgwood, was from the family of wealthy pottery manufacturers. (more…)


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