Record breaking day

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

Yesterday it was 30 selsius + in parts of the UK. Hotter than Barcelona, Athens and Los Angeles! This on October 1st. well into autumn.

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

It was a glorious day, with an almost still sea.

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

 Leica M9 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar
Leica M9 Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Heliar
Leica M9 Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultron
Leica M9 Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultron

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

2011 has been a strange year, with a cold winter, warm sunny spring and autumn and a pretty mediocre summer. Not great for holidaymakers but its been a really good year for photography and I don't remember taking so many pictures in a single year before. And its not over yet. We are promised a spectacular autumn because of this hot spell, though there is another forecast that says we will get snow in a couple of weeks!!

The weather is a constant topic of conversation in the UK and we are somewhat obsessed with it. It does provide varied, yet unpredictable conditions for photography however, and fortunately I'm in a position to take advantage of that.