I’d love to say that this year I will become a dedicated and dutiful blogger – but let’s be honest – that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon.
Last year we added some 50,000 images to our database – which now stands at around 550,000 shots in total. Keeping such a large collection is getting expensive on hard drives as our collection now requires terabytes of space :-)
2016 was a monumental year in one respect – my much loved, abused and over-used Nikon D300s finally bit the dust with well over 300,000 actuations. Can’t complain at such longevity, but it doesn’t stop you from trying LOL. The camera failed seconds after the shot below was captured.
We’ve always been into photographing aircraft and motor vehicles and so on. The Coventry Motofest is one of our annual events now and we’ll probably continue to photograph it into the foreseeable future.
One of our new(ish) fascinations is with dragster racing at Santa Pod. A festival of gut wrenching noise, vibration and raw horsepower. Quite a spectacle to behold. Anyway we visit a couple of times a year.
People who know us, and there are a lot of them in the wildlife and photography communities, may be surprised to know that we let our Warwickshire Wildlife Trust membership lapse some 6 months ago. Brandon Marsh – our favoured visiting spot for the past 10 years is just not what it was and we’re taking a break. So 6 months without a visit and not missing it a bit. We’ll most likely join again in the near future – but I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting…..
And so to our latest photographic variation: We’ve always captured lots of video, which we seldom show anywhere. This may change now as we’ve bought the mighty beast pictured below. A professional level camcorder – albeit an ageing one – we are delighted with the purchase of our Canon XF305 HD camera.
Only used it in test situations thus far and only captured minutes of footage, but it is looking good so far. There ‘s a steep learning curve, but nothing insurmountable.
Click the image to see our first test footage – all cockups are mine not fault of the camera…..