Last Saturday saw some pretty serious rain in London. I was out shooting with my mate Ian, all started nice n sunny, got out to Brick Lane, still sunny…. Thought it was going to be like that all day…. Wrong!
We are turning into Coffee connoisseurs lately when out shooting, more and more time is spent hunting down coffee excellence! Today we enjoyed the Brick Lane Coffee Shop, the flat whites are very nice!
So after a caffeine hit and a feed from the Moroccan stall, we headed of into the sunset (well traffic fumes) on a Boris Bike apiece. My first experience of these things, and I have to say that much as I don’t like the blonde buffoon, he’s got it spot on with the bikes. Priced very reasonably they are going to get used more often by me. Over Tower Bridge we went then parked up, and continued shooting our way up the South Bank, then the heavens opened!…. Big time! What a great summer eh! Still it made for some funny street photography, and what did I care, I was fully equipped…. Oh yes, waterproof,wind proof,breathable jacket no less, and my weather sealed Olympus OM-D!
Making use of the bridges, tunnels etc for shelter we plodded on, taking in more coffee at the famous Flat Whites coffee shop in Soho. Deelish!
During the holidays we went to Scarborough, it’s one of my favourite seaside places to visit. I love the walk along sea front from the North Bay to the central area, especially in winter as the sea lashes up the sea wall.
I am particularly partial to the harbour bar ice cream parlour. Set out as an American diner complete with bar stools so you can sit and enjoy the biggest knickerbocker glory in town! Top that of with the best Fish n chips, and a go on the slots or a bit of crabbing off the harbour, and you have a great day out.
Of course there are lots of other things to do there, visit the castle ruins on top of the hill, go for a walk or kayak in Peasholm Park, or just sit on the beach with the occasional paddle. Gotta love Scarborough!
Matlock Bath on Sunday is bike day, and scooter day, this week! There were quite a lot of scooters about, not a bad thing as the work that had been put into some of them was immense.
It is fair to say it was packed! But a great atmosphere as usual, and plenty to see.
These images were used in my ‘Camden in Colour’ project, which can be found on YouTube. I wanted to shoot the vibrant colours and get a feel for the Camden vibe!
Later in the same day we headed into the woods to try out the kit lens and the Macro setting.
The first shoot with my Olympus OM-D, straight from the shop ( via Starbucks )! Out onto the streets of Watford for a try out with the Sigma 30mm f2.8 lens.
This blog replaces my old one – ‘bob rhodes photographer’ I’ve had to start this blog from scratch.
Reason? …. I bought the $10 personal domain with Google Blogger. Little did I realise that it only runs for one year (recently they made changes it the settings which allowed a box to be ticked, so that you can automate renewal every year).
Anyway my blog went off line I couldn’t figure out why, so I emailed Google and was informed it had expired. I could contact eNom, the company that now handles the domain.
I did, and here is their response.
Unfortunately the time that was allowed to have the domain renewed through Google has lapsed (expired: 6/30/2012). We will be glad to help you renew the domain; however I cannot extend the $10 per year renewal which Google was giving you.
Your domain will need to be moved into your own eNom account, which you may create for free at http://enomcentral.com. The cost today to renew the domain once it has been moved into your account will be $39.95 per year. You can renew for up to 10 years at this time.
This price is only valid for the first 29 days after the domain expires, if that time passes before you renew the domain there will be an additional $250.00 RGP fee + the $39.95 for the year of renewal to recover the domain. The status may change at any time now!!!!’
How nice!!…… almost four times as much/year!! and all because I wasn’t contacted by google to tell me my blog was up for renewal.
Am I going to pay it?……NO!!!! I’m starting another free one…… Kiss my arse eNom.