Autumn scenes – infrared


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In order to capture autumn colours, I had visited Florence Park in Oxford, UK to take plenty of photos. During that trip, I had also taken my trusty full-spectrum Olympus E-PL5 to try and capture autumn in infrared. Having looked at the photos again recently, I decided that they were nice enough to post. So here they are. Continue reading Autumn scenes – infrared

Something to be thankful for


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Last week, I was attending the course to revalidate my Advanced Paediatric Life Support skills. As this course is very intensive, the first of two days finished at 7pm in the evening. And as I was driving home to Oxford, I encountered a sign that said that the road was closed a few miles ahead. As a result, I had to detour through the small country road to get back to Oxford. Continue reading Something to be thankful for

Pink-Purple geranium


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I managed to find this pink-purple geranium whilst on my walk in the neighbourhood. It did have pollen pattern which was just begging to be imaged in UV-induced visible fluorescence. Continue reading Pink-Purple geranium

George Smoothie Maker (by Asda)


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Recently we have been drinking more smoothies in our drive to increase our fruit and vegetable intake. I can now safely say that we take much more than 5 portions of fruits and veg a day. But as I felt that the Magic Bullet blender I bought many years ago was showing its age and not able to blend the smoothie as fine as I would like, I had to look for an alternative. Hence I bought the George Smoothie Maker (or Twist and go blender) from Asda for £15. I also bought an extra 2 bottles at £3 each for each of my daughters. Continue reading George Smoothie Maker (by Asda)

Moment camera app


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I became aware of the Moment camera app which they had developed for use particularly with their Moment iPhone case. But it is a free app which will work on an iPhone even without the Moment case. Now I would seriously consider buying this case, if it came with a belt holster, as it would make handling the iPhone 6 plus much easier particularly for taking photographs. Continue reading Moment camera app

Birthday party food


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We went to our friend’s 50th birthday party on Friday. There were many of us who gathered there to celebrate the birthday. As you would expect at such a celebration, there were many dishes of food served, thanks to our generous hosts. I thought I would share the photos from that lovely meal. Continue reading Birthday party food

Autumn colour


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With autumn in full swing, I thought it would be great to try and capture some of the autumnal colour we see in our parks. Hence we took a trip to Florence park, as it also meant that we could let Rosie our dog get some exercise. Continue reading Autumn colour

Moment Wide-angle lens


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Now that I’ve had a chance to bring this lens out to take photographs, I can now share some images I’ve taken. I have to say that I like telephoto lenses, as I am always thinking that the reach of my camera lens could be longer. Hence I’ve had to rethink how I use my iPhone camera with this lens on. Continue reading Moment Wide-angle lens

Sunday Roast


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My wife had decided that we were going to have a nice roast chicken for dinner on Sunday. She had bought the vegetables, roast potatoes and the chicken with stuffing. And I was not satisfied with the image of the margarita I made the other day, I decided to make it again – this time with the cocktail glass coated with a nice layer of salt along the rim of the glass. Continue reading Sunday Roast

Moment Wide-angle (18mm) lens for iPhone


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I have owned the Moment 2x telephoto (60mm) lens for a very long time now. The only thing which stopped me from using it was that my iPhone 6 plus camera had failed. But since Apple replaced the camera recently, I decided to look again for accessories to use with my iPhone camera. I noted that there were a few sellers based in UK selling the Moment wide-angle (18mm) lens at a very good price (£40 with free delivery). Hence I decided to buy the last one that was available from that seller (with the Moment iPhone 6 plus mount). Continue reading Moment Wide-angle (18mm) lens for iPhone