A trip to wells cathedral
A heart filled helium balloon
Shopping at the Orchard Centre in Taunton
Quantock House in Taunton
A dog near County Walk shopping centre in Taunton
Wigs on display at a hair salon in Taunton
A duck in a sink
Walking between Eype and Seatown
Construction works in progress on the NIDR road in Taunton
The hot sausage company
Red leaves in Castle Green
Tangier way artwork
At JD Weatherspoon in Bristol
Waiting for the cross harbour ferry in Bristol
Modern apartment in Bristol
I’m gradually getting a bit more used to the Leica M8, this being my 6th day of owning it. Day 1 did not really count as I did not have a memory card that would work with it.
I have noticed that it’s quite easy to accidentally jog the focus ring on the lens as I normally keep it set about 3 metres but as I have a blackrapid strap it can brush against me and get moved as there is not much damping so it needs checking before taking a shot.
I have disabled the “auto off” feature as it does not seem to use much power when the display is off. I had it set to switch off after 10 minutes before.
I was mainly using f/5.6 today in aperture priority – it was quite sunny so could have gone with f/8 but there are a few annoying dust spots I need to shift. Had a go with a rocket blaster and shifted a few spots but some stubborn ones left.
Using discreet advance so shutter only resets once the button is released. The Epson RD1 has a lever to reset shutter rather than a motor so would have been nice on the M8.
The lens hood is a bit fiddly to take on and off so I’m tending to leave it on as the lens can easily be cleaned with it in place.
i quite like this dragon outside the brewhouse with the words “waterside house” – i remember seeing this dragon being painted in the orchard centre
a firey dragon outside the cosy club
a dragon in the entrance to the library
outside sainsburys in county walk with a red cross and plasters
this dragon at the castle is very artistically designed with impressionist style spots
it took me a while to find this dragon on the top floor of debenhams – i asked a couple of staff members where the dragon was and got very blank looks as if i was mad but finally someone told me it was on the top floor
this is a cricketing dragon at the county ground
a dragon with flowers outside the market house in the parade
a dragon with a crown outside the kings arms – it also has a black horse on it
a cider apple dragon at the bathroom centre at firepool
a black dragon in the orchard shopping centre with “life” written on it
a very red dragon outside scat – it has logos like cameras, brushes etc
a starry blue dragon with a half moon at the octagon in east reach
a vivary park dragon
a minimal white spot on blue design at wilton lands near the high ropes
a dragon at brendon bookshop in bath place
this dragon is not part of the trail and has been here for years in the arcade between church square and east street
the waterstones dragon – not actually part of the taunton deane dragon trail