She’s a muse clinging to a chain link fence (She sells sanctuary). Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh. Well, it’s that time: (Sunset in Fitzroy) Always in the twilight (In the night, no control). Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh. No control in so many ways; Nothing standing in its way. (Locked Out): Locked out in so many ways; Always locked out. Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh. Stop saying Oh Oh.
Kellaways, album created on June 10, 2019
Kellaways is small, but ancient. The Manor of Kellaways is recorded as held by the Kellaways family from the C12 to c1424. From c1500 to 1844 it was held by the Long family of Draycot and South Wraxall. Kellaways is on the River Avon; there was once a watermill. It was marked as disused on a 1959 map. The present building, now a house, is from the late 17th and 18th centuries; nearby stands the mill-owner's house of c1800. The church of St. Giles was attached to the mill, but c1800 a new church…
Teffont, album created on June 3, 2019
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Fuzzy, Yet Somehow Viewable, album created on June 3, 2019
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April 19, 2019In 2013, on a whim, I bought a secondhand Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm Tessar lens in M42 mount. This is unquestionably the cheapest way of acquiring a Carl Zeiss lens but keep in mind the ‘Jena’ part of the designation, indicating that it was made in East Germany (DDR) prior to German reunification. East German cameras and lenses were good value but not at the cutting edge of technological development. My Tessar cost £12. It was a real bargain. Dealers used to offer these as a cheaper alternative to…
April 10, 2019In September, 2011, I bought a secondhand Nikon D2Xs with 40,000 shutter actuations on the clock and an exhausted battery. When new, this pro camera cost £3,500. I paid a shade less than a quarter of the original price and a new battery was over £100. Much of the advice at the time was to buy a Nikon D300 in preference, as it was superior in almost every respect and the cost was broadly comparable. Long after, when a D300 had become quite cheap on the used market, I bought one - the ’s’ vers…