A photo every day for a year……

11th September 2018

Picture No 11

The picture is of another hobby or pastime it’s reading, I try to read as much as I can. It’s mainly military history. The book I’m currently reading now is First Man In, Leading from the front by Ant Middleton. Although Ant Middleton was a Special Services soldier, his main claim to fame is that he appeared in Channel 4’s TV series “SAS: Who dares Wins”. The TV series features ex Special service soliders taking men off the street putting them through the same Special Services training, to see if they had what it takes to become a Special Service soldier. I only watched the first series. The book not only tells about his life and career store, but also has motivational lessons within and at the end of each chapter, a bit unusual, but good reading for me at the moment.

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Hopefully over the weekend I will be able to feature more interesting pictures, more of that tomorrow.

A photo every day for a year……

10th September 2018

Picture No 10

Today’s picture is of some aluminium parts that arrived in the post from Holland. It’s a little project that I need to complete before the beginning of October. That’s all I am going to say, but I will post some pictures my progress assembling the bits of aluminium.

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A photo every day for a year……

9th September 2018

Picture No 9

I have just got back from visiting my Dad for the weekend. Today we walked into the seaside town of Weymouth, which is a typical English seaside town.

I managed a couple of quick photo’s with my iPhone, below is the best one.

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I have put a couple of links below to the town.

https://www.weareweymouth.co.uk/about/

https://www.visit-dorset.com/explore/towns/weymouth

 

A photo every day for a year……

7th September 2018

Picture No7

Today’s picture about another hobby or interest, it’s photography. I started taking pictures with a Olympus OM 10 in the early 80’s. I took lots of pictures when the kids were little with a Minolta 9000 camera. I then lost interest when the early digital camera’s started to appear. I’m not sure what re-awakened my interest in photography, but I took the plunge and embraced digital photography and brought a Nikon D80 sometime in 2008.

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Things have come full circle as although primarily I still use a digital camera, I started using a film camera once again. What’s missing from today’s picture ?.

A photo every day for a year……

6th September 2018

Picture No 6

Today’s picture features another hobby of mine which is shooting. I have been shooting small-bore rifle competitively since the early ’90’s. I learnt how to shoot small-bore rifle at the Kodak rifle club, now I currently shoot at the Cheshunt rifle and pistol club.

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The targets in the picture were shot using an Anschutz .22 rim-fire rifle at 25yds. I have only ever shot paper targets, I have no interest whatsoever in shooting animals.

A photo every day for a year……

5th September 2018

Photo No 5

Today’s picture features a hobby that I have been interested in for about 32 years, which is Amateur radio.

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Over the coming weeks I will explain more about the hobby, but for now it basically communicating to other radio amateur’s all over the world using radio waves. I have taken a picture of a Yaesu FT-225RD, which was a current radio in the 1980’s and is still very highly regarded today.

A photo every day for a year……

4th September 2018

Picture No 4

The pictures over the next couple of days will show some of my interests and hobbies. I am trying to use digital camera rather than rely on my iPhone. My aim is to take a new picture every day rather than rely on pictures that I have taken in the past. Taking a fresh picture every day also put’s me under abit of pressure to come up with idea’s and pictures.

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I took today’s picture using my Olympus OM-D E-M5 using one of the ART menu’s which replicates a pin hole camera. So the hobby or interest I have featured is motorcycles, I have both new and classic motorcyles.

 

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