Sunday, March 03, 2013

There Are No Pockets In Shrouds

Steve At The Old Gits Lunch
Jeff At The Old Gits Lunch
I bought a new camera the other day (what the hell, life is short and as my mate Harry often says, "there are no pockets in shrouds"). The camera is a Nikon 1 and it makes full use of digital technology by taking a long series of shots in rapid succession and then allowing you to choose which you would like to keep. Whilst this facility is not necessary on many shots, it is perfect for portraits, where facial expressions can change in the blink of an eyelid. Here are a couple of pictures I took last Thursday at the Old Gits Luncheon Club meeting at Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar.

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  1. Is that a pickled Albino Mouse on Steve's plate? I didn't know the Old Gits enjoyed such fancy cuisine. Both, Steve and Jeff, are studies of deep consideration just as if they are relishing the subtle flavours of the fare.

    I'm going North later in the year. Might have an opportunity to get down to the West Riding - might ask for the Old Gits itinerary later.

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    1. You would, of course, always be welcome.

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    2. hahaha...pickles albino mouse....lol....

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  3. Great portraits, Alan! I'll have to give this camera a look.

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  4. Wonderful, and bang up to date - it even does black and white! I'm thinking of getting a new camera, as I want more zoom; I may be after your advice Alan.

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  5. Excellent candids. I like Nikon. Even my point and shoot Nikon Cool Pix had a great deal of zoom and wide angle capability. And extreme close up. I like listening to its little lens focus on the subject.

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  6. Thanks for the portrait Alan, I rather like the rugged look - not as rugged as Jeff I note, perhaps you can try a little harder next time. For my interest, did you set the camera for b/w photography or did you change it in the computer after.

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    1. It was a Photoshop conversion to B&W Steve.

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  7. Great Quality! Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar.... i remember Once going there on the Real Ale Train-Trail.we decanted into Stalybridge at one point......tho my memories of it are ,unlike your photos, very blurred!

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  8. These are wonderful, Alan. Great in black and white.

    Kathy M.

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  9. With that facility you might even get a decent portrait of me - since the blink of an eyelid seems to mean I always have my eyes closed on photos! These are great shots, love the lighting.

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  10. I certainly like the black and white and the shadow . Yes, you got a good portrait of these guys.

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  11. I love my Nikon!

    The black and whites are wonderful...the men are handsome and the lighting is perfect! You should have let them take one of you!

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  12. Nice shots, Alan. I'm impressed with the Nikon 1.

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  13. Great shots! I have heard it is often the photographer that makes a difference..not the camera. That looks like an interesting place to have lunch:)

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  14. Outstanding B & W images. Love the combo of portrait with the everyday.

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