Falling Snow

Another shot from my recent visit to Cothelstone Hill.

This was certainly a good test for the D700’s weather sealing as the driving snow on the summit meant that the camera was thickly coated in snow!

This was taken on the descent and the wind had died down a bit.

I was a bit worried that my SB-24 flash had “died” at one stage, but I think it was more the fact that the batteries needed charging.

Not sure why I shot this at 1/250s but it must have been the result of the shutter speed wheel on the D700 getting accidentally jogged.   I can “dedicate” either the front or the back wheel of the D700 to the task of controlling shutter speed but both wheels are easy to accidentally jog.   I would prefer a dial on top of the camera like on a film SLR as much less easy to change it accidentally, and also much easier to check the setting without having to look at an LCD display.

D700 with 28mm f/3.5 AI lens & SB-24 speedlight @ 1/4 power. 1/250s, f/8, iso200



Jacobs Ladder at Sidmouth

It was windy and bitterly cold at Sidmouth Beach today.   Jacobs ladder leads down to the beach from the Gardens at the top – the actual wooden ladder is quite impressive being at a guess a good 60 foot, perhaps even more.

The beach is about 1km and the cliffs look like they are made of mud rather than rock.  At the far end there looks like there has been a collapse of the cliff and there is a possible risk of being cut off by the tide.   It’s mainly rock pools at the far end rather than beach.

I’m starting to get the hang of using the Samsung G600 camera – it seems to work better when using the shutter button on the side of the phone rather than the round shutter button the keypad, but it’s quite fiddly to use.

Photo taken with Samsung G600 mobile phone.   Edited using GThumb editor (lossless rotate then risize only) under Ubuntu Intrepid.