Get out!

It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes I can’t face taking pictures. A forties weekend is being held in Newport Pagnell and I had thought I was looking forward to it. The weather was beautiful, there were lots of people looking very dapper indeed in their wartime finery and uniforms, but somehow I just couldn’t get into it. I had my Canon EOS 3000n and Olympus XA2 with me but the only photos I took were 3 odd ones with the Polamatic app on my phone. I will have to pull myself out of it by tomorrow for the Living History event to mark MK50 in Milton Keynes. I promise you some pictures 😁.

No steampunk today

The 3rd/4th June was the miniature traction engine and steampunk weekend at the Buckingham Railway Centre in Quainton. We went today fully expecting to see street performers, musicians and lots of steampunk afficionados wandering around lots of steampunk market stalls. Thats what the website said, but it was wrong. There was very little to see at all, and surprisingly few visitors wandering around. I thought maybe we had gone on the wrong weekend but then we spotted a few market stalls inside. Most disappointing given the pretty steep entrance ticket price. The miniature traction engines outside in the carpark however were a joy to behold and that saved the day for us. I took quite a few photos with my Leica Digilux 2 (5 megapixel behemoth from 2004). I think we will be giving the railway centre a rest for a while.

The best camera is the one you have with you…

What utter dog sausage. I had to be the family taxi driver this morning. Rather than hang around I parked up in one of the local centres. Gazing out through the winscreen I spotted a happy shot, but dang! I’d forgotten my camera. As part of my punishment I’m showing the image. This is from my Alcatel phone, a tiny portion cropped from the frame (see below) through a very dirty windscreen, across a busy car park. Note to self… Always carry your camera! D’oh!