I see on line that one of my rants that I deleted a day later is now the second biggest hit when googling ‘Peter Aaron 70 Vestry’
It was a bad day customers not paying bad light outside etc etc. I mentioned that I didn’t know why Peter gets paid a lot and the rest of us have to fight for every photo.
I know why, of course I do, he’s got something like 40 years of experience, good contacts, great photography, worked with Ezra Stoller a genius of his time…
So, sorry Peter.
It’s great t to see that 70 Vestry is being bought up, hopefully attracted by my photography :-). OK an arms dealer, but someone has to do it. Look at the rest of the buyers ! Very impressive.
When I was 16 or 17 I used to go on my own by train to London, it was a place I wanted to live and work in (and finally did) that I loved but my father hated.
In those days I had a Zenith camera, solid, Russian, the ones we had used at school so they were tough as well, finally replaced at some later date with a Nikon EM.
I photographed all day and then came home and developed the film in the bathroom under the orange light of the overhead heater, my darkroom.
This is a crop of one of my photos. I just find it interesting that even in those days I was interested in buildings and photography. But even more interesting is the lack of PCs (not invented) mobile phones (not invented) and the fact that windows are open suggesting air-conditioning was lacking (no laws then to say that offices had to be at certain temperatures) and finally those horrible fluorescent tube lights that used to hum and sometimes strobe. This was an office somewhere near London Wall that no doubt is long gone along with big ties, flares, in office smoking and droopy moustaches…thank goodness !!!
Just back from Miami and enjoyed being away from the cold Belgium weather. I have bought a small but really fun camera a Lumix DC ZS220 its one of the few compact cameras with a 1 inch sensor and 20MP. It also zooms from 24 - 360mm very very good. Sometimes I wonder why I haul up to 15kgs of equipment with me. If only they made a shift lens for the Lumix I’d be happy ! :-)
Anyway the Lumix has A LOT of options and for the price it’s absolutely worth it against the Sonys that do the same thing only for twice as much money. I’m not sure why Panasonic keeps so quiet about this camera. It’s very very good.
Anyway, here is a panorama practice from Fort Lauderdale at the Auberge beach residence at 17:21 in the afternoon. Another thing the camera has done is change the time automatically based upon where I am, something my D850 doesn’t do as it has no GPS…