It was 20 degrees and raining here the other day, when it was the third hottest day most places in the UK.Weather hasn’t been kind to us in the last 4 or 5 years in Wales but the scenery means we’ve got to keep trying ..Usually we come for the rallying but this year it’s cancelled so we’ve made different plans..
as for the south west - who knows. It’s 35 in Surrey this week and 20 in Cornwall. But it’s where my family are from so we’re taking the next generation back
I actually didn't buy anything this weekend, but I concur with your account: Blade Runner is a great movie, that has aged with dignity... a bit like yours trulyBought 2 things this week. The first was a small, soft cover photo book, approx 30 pages, containing some of my street photos. My plan is to carry it in my bag and use it to explain what I'm doing if someone asks me why I'm photographing them or other strangers. Hopefully, it'll allay people's fears about my intent.
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(all.these.moments.will.be.lost is my Instagram acct)
The second thing is a Peak Design 10L sling bag. I had no intentions of replacing or augmenting my Think Tank TurnStyle 20 sling bag but my local shop had the PD on sale (it's a ver 1 model, not the new ver 2 style) with a healthy discount and with all the street shooting I've been doing lately, the small "pain points" on my TurnStyle were starting to really annoy me. Primarily it was the fact that the TurnStyle is a very non-stiff bag. That's great because it flattens nicely for carrying in my travel bag and I can squeeze a bit more in there when needed, but it also means that when I'm wearing it and it's over half-full, its shape changes and the shape of the lens pockets (as formed by the padded dividers) often times gets squished, making it difficult to stow my larger diameter lenses. In contrast, the PD bag is stiffer and so the lens pockets stay the same no matter what the bag's orientation. The stiffer construction also means I can't stuff as much into it as my TurnStyle but that's probably a good thing since my lower back is very sensitive to loads on a single shoulder. So over-stuffing a sling bag is something I should be avoiding, anyway.
The PD sling also has a much bigger outside pocket for carrying my junk (sunglasses, reading glasses, wallet, Leatherman, ear buds, floss, keys, etc) AND beneath that pocket are straps and a flap so I can strap in a light jacket, rain shell, umbrella, or tripod. To carry a small umbrella on my TurnStyle, I had a tailor sew a kind of Molle patch on the bottom and then use strips of Velcro loops to attach the umbrella but it's always a bit fussy to re/re the umbrella.
But what really surprised me after using the PD is that it actually sits on my back more comfortably than the TurnStyle. With the TurnStyle, after an hour of walking, I usually have to have it cinched very tightly to keep in a position that doesn't bother my lower back. But with the PD, even when a bit loose, the bag seemed to naturally sit up against the center of my back instead of pulling to one side.
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Got one - and quickly realised why the Huion tablet I already got had halved in price in 6 months. There is no comparison.A Wacom Intuos Pro S tablet to facilitate my LR and PS post-processing:
Yes, it's timeless. I read Roy Batty's monologue in the story but much prefer Rutger Hauer's re-wording in the movie.I actually didn't buy anything this weekend, but I concur with your account: Blade Runner is a great movie, that has aged with dignity... a bit like yours truly