Author Archives: Guthlac

About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can

On the Common…

  Well that was an interesting experiment – bolt a couple of Canon FD lens circa 1975 onto a Sony A7 R3.  Suddenly you come to appreciate just how sharp modern lenses are!   I find when using these lenses the … Continue reading

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Sniffed by Bullocks…

  “Our lives can no longer be put on hold,….We must learn to live with it…” Rishi Sunak   Whether I agree with his politics or not this just about sums up my views of the Covid 19 crises.   The … Continue reading

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Eastman Color…

  After the black and white images of yesterday I thought it would be nice to blink once more into the world of colour.   Yesterday was a busy day.

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A Long Day…..

It has been a long day.  At dawn I was out to catch the first light of probably the last day of what has passed for freedom this year.   Tomorrow promises to bring more restrictions for most and sorrow for … Continue reading

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I blame Holbein….

  Over the past few weeks I have been wading through Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy and I have to say it has really coloured my world view at the moment.   We, the UK ( Yes around 40% of Scots … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows….

  Strange the way that inspiration takes you!

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Silent Running….

Another day another test of my new Sony A7 R3 camera body so I decided to take the electronic shutter for a test whilst hanging around the Clock Tower in Leicester this morning. The overall result was that it wasn’t … Continue reading

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A few Days in the Garden….

  Another period of immobility – getting old is a real pain!   So nothing more to do than to pass the time of day in the garden.

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‘Tis the Season…

It only seems like yesterday when Brexit was the talk of the town – not sure what replaced it?   Anyway, it is Brexit season again and this time it is for real (where have we heard that before?).  We have … Continue reading

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If Only the Earth Was Flat….

  Over the past few weeks my YouTube feed has been inundated with videos explaining why all the scientists, science, NASA, your own eyesight are wrong.   The world is flat.   I am amazed at the lengths people will go to … Continue reading

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