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  • Celebrating the Life of Mike McCormac

    Celebrating the Life of Mike McCormac

    Please join us to celebrate the life of Mike McCormac starting at St Peter and St Paul Church in Olney on Thursday 13 Feb 2014 at 2pm.

    **Updated**




    Written on Thursday, 30 January 2014 14:56 in Railway Articles
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  • A 12 year old, an Instamatic and the cupboard under the stairs

    A 12 year old, an Instamatic and the cupboard under the stairs

    During Pam’s last visit to our home in Polemi, she brought back a bunch of stuff she thought I’d like.  In amongst this lot was my train spotting books from 1967 to about 1970.  And in there, I found three gems.




    Written on Friday, 03 January 2014 13:29 in Railway Articles
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  • Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (HSB)

    Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (HSB)

    Not too far from the UK is a place where you can find daily steam operations, often with up to eight engines in steam.  Better than that, most of them are massive 2-10-2T tank locos that thrash up a steep track to a mountain top that is very often snow-covered from December to March.  What more could you want?




    Written on Saturday, 28 December 2013 18:29 in Railway Articles
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  • Our own Cloud

    Our own Cloud

    I have a paranoia about losing data - both through carelessness and through system failure.  So I've been looking for a solution to our data storage needs that will keep our precious pictures and videos (and in fact our precious everything else) safe and accessible.




    Written on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 16:38 in Tips and Advice
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  • What's the right shutter speed to shoot video?

    What's the right shutter speed to shoot video?

    Shutter speed when shooting video is an interesting question that typically nobody thinks about much, but it’s surprisingly critical to how your final video appears.  It’s something I’ve stumbled a bit over, but having now checked out the theory and done a few tests, here are my thoughts.




    Written on Sunday, 15 December 2013 12:17 in Tips and Advice
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  • Why I bought a Nikon One for video

    Why I bought a Nikon One for video

    I’d had a growing itch to play with video.  I’ve shot stills for almost 50 years, but as you look around, the future is video.  At that time, my DSLR workhorse was a Nikon D700, and a very fine camera it is.  But it won’t shoot video.  So how could I add a quality video capability?

    The answer was a Nikon One Series V1 (and if I was making the choice again today, it would be a V2).  How did I come to that choice?



    Written on Friday, 06 December 2013 13:05 in Tips and Advice
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