Author Archives: nigelyoungblog

About nigelyoungblog

Retired and living in Shropshire with a camera.

Nature’s Best …

Is it just coincidence, or are there more Spring wildflowers around this year as a result of lower traffic pollution caused by Covid-19 lockdown? We’ve had some beautiful weather this Spring – indeed some days it’s felt like mid-summer, and … Continue reading

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Feed The World…

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, some things do go on as normal. We are surrounded by a farm of some 700 dairy cattle, and as well as pasture, the farmer grows maize as winter feed.  This week they … Continue reading

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Staying At Home…

… apart from our permitted once a day exercise. With the roads being so quiet this morning, it was an opportunity to go a little further afield using our bicycles. Pretty nice out there…

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A Changed World…

It’s only been three weeks since my last post, but how the world has changed in that time! We had not long returned from a vacation in Gran Canaria, and although the effects of Coronavirus were starting to be felt … Continue reading

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A New Direction…

I’ve been a fan of Michael Kenna’s stark mono images for some time, and my recent trips to Gran Canaria yielded some images that suit this style of photography. To be fair, only a few of them were shot with … Continue reading

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Looking Back…

Looking back on 2019 I see that I took roughly the same number of ‘proper’ photos (ie with my actual camera as opposed to my smartphone) as in previous years.  What is a little concerning is that apart from a … Continue reading

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Who Needs A Real Camera…?

So this week I purchased the newly released iPhone 11 Pro. I bought an iPhone XR about a year ago, together with Moment telephoto and wide angle supplementary lenses, and although I thought the quality of images from this combo … Continue reading

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Partial Colour Images…

Standing near Shrewsbury Abbey a few weeks ago to take a photo of the Victorian letterbox, I spotted a guy walking towards me with a red jacket and cap, and I could see that his red outfit, the red letterbox … Continue reading

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Hello Again…

Neil Diamond’s song ‘Hello Again’ from the Jazz Singer film is an expression of enduring love – a need to keep restating loving emotions.  My relationship with the Fujifilm X100 series is more of an on/off love affair – an … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Bodies…

I’ve really enjoyed using my Sony A7iii camera and lenses for the year or so I’ve owned them, except for one  (not so small) issue – the weight of it all.  OK, if I am just using one of the … Continue reading

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