Apologies for the long wait. Time seems to have flown since I have been in West Norfolk.
I have though been taking photographs, but not so many as I have in the past. I seem to be taking more for the Parish Council or of the village and village events.
I seem to have a conundrum though when going out with the camera, the body doesn’t like the weight of the few lenses I want to carry, D810 body, 14-24mm AF-S 1:2.8G ED, AF-S 24-70mm 1:2.8E ED, are my ‘go to’ lenses and body, but if I want a bit of a longer reach I could take the AF-S 70-200mm 1:2.8 GII ED makes up the ‘general’ kit. But, then if I am going bird-watching the 80-400mm 1:4.5-5.6G with a 1.4 teleconverter makes up the hefty camera bag. So I generally only take what I think I will need leaving the rest in the car.
The ‘go-to’ lenses gives me a focal range of 14-70mm which is good for general photographing.
I have recently been to Ireland, a lovely place with grand food, stout and people.
The gentleman above is Al of All Banjos I met in Dunlavin. He designs and makes Guitars, Mandolins and Banjos and was kind enough to let me have a play of one of the guitars.
We traveled down to Youghal, where the following morning we walked around ST Mary’s Collegiate Church and cemetry with lots of history.
From there to park up near Clonard, right on the coast with a walk around the dunes and scrub with the 80-400mm +1.4 converter but silly me I left the monopod in the car, so had to rake up the ISO to get the shutter speed right up to stop camera shake when I found some Linnets. Even with an ISO of 2500 and shutter between 1/1250th and 1/5000th the images are still soft. So the lesson from that, “USE A TRIPOD!”
Well on that note I will close this blog and save some other images for another day.