In my bag!

In my bag!
In my bag! Leica M9 with Voigtlander 35mm, f1.4;75mm, f2.5; 15mm, f4.5. Custom handmade leather bag from Saddleback Leather (USA), notebook (Red&Black) with Saddleback Leather cover, Jorg Hysek fountain pen.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Corfe Castle - Leica M9 with Voigtlander 35mm, f1.4

A visit to Corf Castle
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name in the English county of Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates back to the 11th century and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage. The first phase was one of the earliest castles in England to be built using stone when the majority were built with earth and timber. Corfe Castle underwent major structural changes in the 12th and 13th centuries.
In 1572, Corfe Castle left the Crown's control when Elizabeth I sold it to Sir Christopher Hatton. Sir John Bankes bought the castle in 1635, and was the owner during the English Civil War. His wife, Lady Mary Bankes, led the defence of the castle when it was twice besieged by Parliamentarian forces. The first siege, in 1643, was unsuccessful, but by 1645 Corfe was one of the last remaining royalist strongholds in southern England and fell to a siege ending in an assault. In March that year Corfe Castle was demolished on Parliament's orders. Owned by the National Trust, the castle is open to the public and in 2010 received around 190,000 visitors. It is protected as a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Love the colours

Traveling back in time

Never thought I'll see my boys running on a platform next to a real steam train!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Monday, 22 October 2012

Salisbury Rugby Festival 2012 - Leica M9 and Voigtlander 75mm, f2.5

Justus had his first rugby tournament in Salisbury on a fine autumn morning.  They played very very well and for a small club won the under 7's shield!! Congrats Justus - welgedaan!! The Laica M9 with 75mm Voigtlander performed well although not ideal for sports photography the shots came out very well! I think!!

A rare glimpse of a forest fairy!!

Assistant to the assistant manager!

In full flight!

Superb defence!

Two best friends attaching!

The result!