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Macro: Pen and ink

This is a macro shot of one of my fountain pens – well the tip of one.
Now I have to admit and you may have already guessed from a number of previous posts that I am a natural collector.  This is part of a small collection of fountain pens I accumulated many years back and this particular one was my Grandfather’s pen.  I have not used this pen until recently when the urge took me to start writing with real ink again; having put it aside for a number of years. This is a Parker 61 which was a development of probably the best selling fountain pen the Parker 51 (of which I also have an example that was my regular writing instrument for a while). This pen, rather than having some sort of squeezable reservoir, has a capillary-based self-filling system.  I didn’t understand this when I got it and could not work out how to fill it and so kept it in a box.

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Cedarburg

On our recent trip to Wisconsin we stopped for a while in Cedarburg which is as quaint little historic city not far from just north of Milwaukee.  Originally a mill town it has a nice river running through it and some interesting stores.  Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Here are a few pictures I took whilst wandering around.

The river coming down from the mill upstream.

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Launch tube

I took this one evening on a walk around the city of Chicago, feels like something from a ’60s sci-fi series.

Part of the river walk in Chicago

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Where’s Juliet?

This is another picture from the Burbank Post office, I really like this composition and the way the shadows fall from this balcony.

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Shoe repair

I like a little bit of neon every now and again.  This one I shot whilst taking a walk in Burbank.

I am not affiliated with, or being paid by, this business but if you do need shoes (or anything else) repaired in Burbank I can recommend this guy.

Shoe repairers sign

 

Glint

As if there weren’t enough sunset shots on the internet, here’s another…

Submitted as my entry to this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge Temporary

Awesome skies last night

Pen-F with Rokinon 12mm 2.0

6 months of going mirrorless with the Olympus Pen-F

It’s been just over six months since I got rid of my dSLR and went mirrorless with the Olympus Pen-F so I figured it was time to review.

My main reason for changing was the bulk and weight of the Canon (with the Sigma lens) I had which, due in part to how I carried the camera, was actually causing physical pain – even when I wasn’t holding it.  It seemed to me that mirrorless Continue reading “6 months of going mirrorless with the Olympus Pen-F”

Downtown LA

What are you looking at?

Experimented with an old Russian Industar f2.8/28mm lens on my Pen-F.  Not very  successful as the focussing seems to be off; there’s vignetting too.  Here’s one of the better ones.

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I think I need to play with it a little.

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A white rose late in the season

Part of my Photo Month Challenge

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Three ‘windows’ and lots of sky.

Part of my Photo Month Challenge

Photo month challenge

Now that I have this new camera I want to get familiar with it and so I thought I would challenge myself for the next month. Continue reading “Photo month challenge”

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