It’s Saturday, the penultimate full day of our holiday. An incredibly warm and sunny morning brought out the locals and day visitors for a stroll on the promenade. We sat on benches – people watching – old people (like us), parents with little ones on scooters, dog walkers (lots of them!). In the afternoon we read The Times and took in the end of the Trump reign, and early evening we picked up two enormous cod & chips from the nearby fish & chip shop. No need to take pictures today, so here are a few left-overs from the week.
A Covid concert? No, just a photo-shoot.
Today, a 3 mile stroll around the golf course, through the woods, crossing the normally busy ‘mad mile’, then along part of the London Loop, followed by a sleep in a garden chair.
I tried to capture the reflection of a bright-orange sunset in this framed photo of a Lisbon night scene – but it didn’t work out! However further fiddling with Photoshop settings produced this rather meaningless image.
A tree – click it!
Taken at 9pm, the stars / earth must have moved during the 30 second shutter speed!
I took this picture just before 9pm – it was very dark, but 15 seconds exposure, ISO 400, f/6.3 and manual focus, it’s amazing what a little camera can capture. Plus a little help from Photoshop!
It’s not often I visit the main library but I’m glad I did as I came across a lovely, small exhibition of glass plate portrait prints. There’s a web site about the larger collection and a full set of images can be found on a Flickr site. It’s a fascinating collection that was discovered in the basement of a shop seventy years after the plates were abandoned by the photographer David Knights-Whittome.