L1007376.jpgLadies and Gentleman, before I start editing all my photos from the road trip to the South of France in the Aston Martin Cygnet, I thought I would show you a link or two to my Grand Prix de Monaco Historic 2012 gallery and allow you to listen to my vantage point at Rascas, a truly fabulous bend on the Formula 1 circuit.

Click on the photo on the left to see the gallery and Click the video below to hear the sounds at Rascas.

Articles in Classic Car magazine, Huffington Post and some photos on the Octane magazine blog soon to come.

It is not every day that one has to decide which lens to prepare for a ride high above the capital, which aperture to think about and which view below you most want to capture, but for me today was a particularly enjoyable decision to be made. Settling on a wide angle and f16 I knew I would be perfectly fine. I would be happy to see any of John Betjeman’s story below me and try to steal a little of it.

What in your world can you honestly say will wake you up to go and look at something? Perhaps a pair of running shoes, a long journey to break, or even a loved one beside you. But for me it is the confidence that what ever is put in front of me at 5.30 in the morning, armed with my Leica M9 and my Noctilux lens, I will be ready to see it.

 

billinghamHere I look at my collection of Billingham bags; 550, 225,Hadley Large, 335… I have acquired them over the years. Sometimes second hand camera kit comes in its own Billingham and I have simply collected them. On no account will I sell them on, they are my storage of kit and my uniform of duty.

I use them all at different times, well, the large bag stays at home and stores my spares. I need the ‘Billingham’ look for re-enactment jobs such as Goodwood Revival and  English Heritage Medieval days.

What in your world can you honestly say will wake you up to go and look at something? Perhaps a pair of running shoes, a long journey to break, or even a loved one beside you. But for me it is the confidence that what ever is put in front of me at 5.30 in the morning, armed with my Leica M9 and my Noctilux lens, I will be ready to see it.

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I have just returned from the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique, where I was shooting for Scuderia Estense Motul. I thought it would be fun to document my journey with video. Something that I could forget about and just let roll whilst it was stuck to my shoulder. This did not quite happen but I did at least shoot some video and test out the PlaySport with some understanding of what it could do.  It is waterproof, it worked in extreme cold weather and we held in the snow for a long long time. It is easy to use, but I wonder how long the battery would last if I used it for extended periods of time.