Monthly Archives: November 2010

Extension Tubed

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I’ve recently bought a few extension tubes for my Hasselblad off a good friend, Carl. So far I own the 80mm and the 150mm lens for the Blad but always got a little frustrated when it came to shooting closer to the object. With both of these lenses the minimum focusing distance is 0,9m. While...

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Next Stop: Slovenia

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On our first few days we concentrated on the usual tourist things to do on summer holiday in a South European country. We looked at Tito’s huge and bullet proof cars in a museum, visited a disappearing lake, rode a train through a 20km long cave where human fish live, saw a castle built into...

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On Croatian mussels, pebbles and relaxation.

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When we were planning the rest of our summer holiday I told Marco straight away that we’d have to factor in some quality beach time. Driving through the northern part of the southern part or Europe (what?), “beach” is almost always what you are promised but almost never what you’ll get. It’s all my parents...

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Autumnal Viewings

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Every year it is the same. Temperatures drop, clouds come in, wellies are worn more often than not, the smell of cinnamon wafts out of my kitchen and the darkness sets in. Every year it is the same. The moment the first leaves touch the wet ground, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan (looking like teenagers,...

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Amelia’s Cupcakes

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Last month I went to the National Wedding Show in Birmingham where I happened upon this stall filled with cupcakes looking so extraordinarily beautiful and lovingly prepared I simply could not walk past it. Soon I was chatting to the lovely Mel of Amelia’s Cupcake Company and it turned out not only do we share...

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