Given that December is usually cold, wet and windy, it came as a big surprise when the sun came out, it warmed up and the wind calmed down to nothing more than a strong breeze. Having already arranged a shoot together, all of this came as a big bonus. I think the pictures speak for themselves - good weather, great model and the first serious set of photos taken with the new beast....
And with regards to the new beast - I can't believe the difference between it and the old camera - apart from the increased resolution, the clarity and sharpness of the pictures is like night and day.
Following the recent hacks of TalkTalk, Adobe, Tesco and countless others, it may be possible that your email may have been included and personal details may be publicly available.
However, thanks to a Microsoft MVP Developer, Troy Hunt, a website has been built to help check your details. All you need to do is enter an email address - nothing else! It will then check the details of 66 hacked sites and tell you if your account was included amongst those. Go to https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to check your details - you may be surprised!
Nikon and Canon owners may sneer and mock - but over the weekend, I became the proud owner of a Sony A77 m2. 24mega pixels of translucent mirror technology and capable of shooting 12 frames per second. Now all I need to hunt for is things to take pictures of whilst learning the full potential of this beast.
Where? I built it...from the ground up. It's not an 'off-the-shelf' product. I wrote it and designed the limited graphics and it's a little rough around the edges in places. Hosting was around $10, the domain name was around $20 - so about £20 GBP.
Working in the fast paced world of IT, I get to play with and use the latest and greatest versions of software. You get a lot of experience and you reach a point where you feel that you want to build something for yourself - this is part of what I do. What you see is the result of what was just a little coding playground. OK - so I'm only getting about 15 (genuine) visitors a day - but it's enough - at least people are getting aware of who I am and what I can do.
Maybe this post doesn't really belong in what has become a photography website - maybe a new section is required!