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Venturing into the world of 3D printing

This is a diversion from the usual photography posts but thought worth sharing my experiences.

This year I have been long thinking about getting a 3D printer.  I don’t really have any specific projects in mind for this and perhaps that is why I procrastinated for such a long time.  A friend of mine who has one and uses it for fabricating parts for a race car project had said to me that outside of that specific use the printer has become extremely helpful and payed for itself by making replacement parts for household items and other things like that.

That kind of statement got me thinking about whether it was something that was worth owning.  They can be a lot of money and so such an expense needed proper consideration.

3D printing has come a long way and I, like many others, see a time when most household items will just be made at home and in the same way much of the small batch printing industry has gone (and to some extent the music industry) the future of small plastic objects will move into the design and file download services rather than manufacture and distribution.  I felt like it was time to start understanding this new business. Continue reading “Venturing into the world of 3D printing”

Normal service will be resumed shortly…

There may have been a slight lull in posts in the last two weeks this is because I am the proud father (again) of a little girl born just over two weeks ago.

I a break from tradition I will post a picture if a close family member; either this will be one of a few rare occurrences or this blog could turn into a baby photography blog… we’ll see.

Here she is…. Continue reading “Normal service will be resumed shortly…”

Road rage

This has nothing to do with Photography.
I’m just upset about an incident recently and can’t get it out of my head so writing it down here.
On Saturday I was driving home from a trip to the post office and waiting in a turn right lane with a couple of cars in front of me.  The way that this lane is arranged with the previous intersection seems to encourage drivers to try to join the lane later than most.
As I move forward I am suddenly aware of a large GMC truck jacked up with oversize tyres and a hint of compensating; he seems intent on getting into the space my car is occupying.  He was literally an inch from making contact.  And I don’t mean his front corner into the minute gap in front of me I mean his front wheel to my car door.

Continue reading “Road rage”

Help please

Hi there, quick question for you folks out there.  On the first of January I updated my blog changing the name and removing references to Gin and dips etc.  But I have had reports that my old banner is still there.

If my blog page doesn’t look like the below to you please comment.



Hello 2018!

Did you notice?

There’s no ‘Rambling’ anymore I have changed the title of my blog to reflect the new vision I have.

I have removed the clutter and non-photography elements as this is now a photography blog (as it was really anyway) and I am only doing photography related posts from now on (unless I don’t). Continue reading “Hello 2018!”


Ecurie Ecosse

A quick jump back in time with a short article on an event I took part in a few years ago.

I was lucky enough to be invited by a car group I knew to take a scenic drive to raise money for a local charity with my 1972 Jensen Interceptor and visit the Ecurie Ecosse collection which was then owned by Dick Skipworth.

If you are not familiar with Ecurie Ecosse they were a privately run Scottish racing team back in the ’50s and ’60s and the name is still used today (you can read about them here).

We met at the organizer’s beautiful house in Britwell Salome and parked on his lawn until we were ready to go Continue reading “Ecurie Ecosse”

Liebster Award

It’s Liebster time again so thank you Alba for nominating me, by the way it’s I before E :p

I’m not going to manage 11 others to nominate and really I am just going to give a shout out to some of my favourite blogs (even if they don’t quite meet the Liebster criteria).
So here are a few worthy victims, check them out… Continue reading “Liebster Award”

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