Back to normal

The week long "Indian Summer" has ended, the weather is back to normal for early October and I've returned home. It was however a remarkable few days with record-breaking temperatures for the time of year and I was able to photograph an area I hadn't visited before in wonderful light.

Leica M9 Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultron lens
Leica M9 Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultron lens

Nikon D5100 55-300mm lens
Nikon D5100 55-300mm lens

As usual I walked miles and the picture count was around 2200. Virtually all are edited, captioned and keyworded and many are already for sale on library websites. 

The majority were taken on my Nikons. D7000 and D5100. One of the reasons for using these cameras was the very fast turnaround I can get with the images. There is very little to do in terms of editing, there are no dust spots to remove and they come out of the camera with "punchy" colour. 

By the end of the 10 days I was struggling with an aching back, but I was walking a lot every
day, so it was really to be expected.

Nikon D5100 55-200mm lens
Nikon D5100 55-200mm lens

Nikon D7000 55-300mm lens
Nikon D7000 55-300mm lens

With luck the next time I do this, I should be using a Sony NEX-7, and I'm really hoping that it will work as well as the Nikons while giving me less to carry.

I used the Leica M9 quite a lot too, though much less than the Nikons, keeping it for situations where I had more time to compose and shoot.

Leica M9 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar
Leica M9 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar

Leica M9 Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultron lens
Leica M9 Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultron lens

I was back to changing lenses, so there is quite an accumulation of dust spots. Its back to Calumet for a clean!

Nikon D7000 16-85mm lens
Nikon D7000 16-85mm lens

Nikon D5100 55-300mm lens
Nikon D5100 55-300mm lens

Nikon D7000 16-85mm lens
Nikon D7000 16-85mm lens

Nikon D7000 16-85mm lens
Nikon D7000 16-85mm lens

I'm now off to collect my Olympus 45mm f/1.8, which is apparently waiting for me at my local post office. So expect some camera porn and test shots in the garden fairly soon!