I have a new lens for my camera, at least it’s a new second hand one. Amongst other things it gets a pretty wide angle. Will it make me a better photographer? Naah. I read somewhere that most lenses are better than most photographers, i.e. a good lens won’t necessarily give you good pictures if you don’t do your bit well.
As Kath was going down to Pompey today, I hitched a ride and spend the morning wandering round Old Portsmouth, the bit down by the harbour entrance. So much goes on there, you can always guarantee something worth a snap.
What a beautiful day. Deep blue sky and low autumn light. Lovely.
I’m trying to think out of the box a bit photographically. What do you think of this? Do me a favour and click it up big.
a scene in Camber Dock turned upside down and chopped. I liked the reflections, but the scene behind the boats was so tangled that it was a bit of a mess, so i experimented.
A couple of hundred yards away, once again taking advantage of the wider angle of view, I took this
Two pubs and a boat. What’s not to like?! Pity about the car roof though. As you can see, the IoW ferries get pretty close to the bank hereabouts.
As I was walking back. BANG!. . . BANG!! . . . BANG!!! . . . BANG!!!!. Explosions out at sea, it sounded like. I ran up to the old sea wall at Sallyport and through the door onto the little beach. BANG!!!!! . . .BANG!!!!!!. Looking over to HMS Dolphin (that’s a shore establishment, not a ship) at Gosport I soon spotted where the bangs were coming from.
They stopped after 21 bangs. Aaaah, a salute. Later on the radio they said it was the Prince of Wales’s birthday.