During my childhood, I evolved through various collections of toys. One of the first, and longest lasting, was Action Man, and one of the most endearing memories I have is being at my dad's garage (he sold cars for large periods of my upbringing) and stumbling across a huge cardboard box full of assorted Action… Continue reading The Ageless Excitement Of New Old Toys
Month: June 2021
An Old Friend, Back For The Summer?
After using almost nothing but my phone camera and the Lumix FZ38 bridge camera for about eight months, I had the urge yesterday to return to a DSLR. And of course to this Pentax devotee, that means only one option. Well, only one brand, I should say, I do have four Pentax DSLRs. One of… Continue reading An Old Friend, Back For The Summer?
Photography And The Joy Of Numbers
My first SLR, bought early in 2013, was a Praktica BMS Electronic. It was vastly more complicated than any camera I'd had before, and to me, its prolific decoration in numbers of various colours was testament to that - and at first utterly intimidating. Let's take a quick tour, from my beginner's perspective back then.… Continue reading Photography And The Joy Of Numbers
On Blogging And Not Keeping Up
Amidst the strangeness of the past 15 months or so, I've been struggling to maintain a consistent approach both with publishing new blog posts, and responding to comments. As the archive numbers at the foot of the page attest, during the first two thirds of 2019 I was posting every 36 hours, so around 20… Continue reading On Blogging And Not Keeping Up