Monday, 20 February 2017

Bruntingthorpe Night Photo shoot

Arrived at Bruntingthorpe to help with moving the aircraft outside the hangar for the photo shoot. Most of the prep had been done by others who were on site the day before the event. Good to meet up with the lads and have a chat.
The public started to appear about 13.30 and as all the kites were ready for the event, we headed off back home. I don't think there were as many people attending as last year, but have looked at a few photos on facebook which were well composed and the lighting was excellent and well set up for the occasion.
All in all a good day out. Now comes the real work of getting the jets ready for the May bank holiday open day, and there are a good few jobs to be getting on with.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Silver ring

A bit warmer today managed to get out in the garage and make a silver ring using 6mm wide, 1mm thick silver strip and solder paste. First time I have tried the solder paste and my gas torch was not up to the job, so used a butane blowtorch which worked fine,  although will have to adjust the flame size for future jobs.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Jewellery Making

Have been making silver jewellery for a while, mainly rings and the odd pendant. My silver supply has been old pre 1921 UK silver coins, of which have now very few left. Purchased some silver sheet recently with the intention of making some more rings. I have all the kit needed out in the garage, but this cold weather is not ideal to work in, so my next project is to make a wooden jewellers bench which can be brought indoors so I can carry on some work.

I have stacks of wood which can be used and maybe tomorrow will drag myself out in the garage and make a start on a bench. Thermal clothing would be the order of the day as the weather forecast for the next few days is cold to  say the least.

10th Feb, woke up to a scene of snow lying outside, temperature too cold for my planned foray in to the garage, will wait till warmer days. 

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

New Camera

A surprise Christmas gift in the form of a Panasonic Lumix FZ200. Fitted with a Leica lens although not a DSLR I am really pleased with this camera, although have not put it to much use as of yet. I like all the extra features especially the flip out screen, which helps with all the settings etc. Looking forward to giving it a thorough test soon.

Monday, 6 February 2017

LPG Bruntingthorpe

Looking forward to 2017 with the LPG, the Night photo shoot is on 18th February where you can get some cracking photos of our 3 jets. Looking back to earlier shots there have  been some brilliant captures and expect that there will be lots more this time round. Details are here http://www.lightnings.org.uk/

Me at an open day 2016 photo by John Shearer where we met for the first time in over 30 years. Very enjoyable day it was too.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Photo Restoration

I am still doing photo restoration work for those that are interested. Very competitive prices. Details can be had here
Am closing my Facebook account at the end of the week preferring to revert back to good old Blogger as my social media preference, where I have more control over the content I post. If you want to join me, then you are most welcome.