I recently got an LX15 to replace my trusty Sony RX100Mk3 which, sadly, has been dropped one too many times and is a bit grumpy and temperamental, like a certain R2 unit.
So far, I’m loving the LX15. It’s rocking the same 1″ sensor that all the high-end compacts have been forced to move to by the success of the RX100 line. But it has pluses like a very usable touch screen and a slightly wider maximum aperture.
I just took the above shots after clubbing one night, expecting them to be blurry, fuzzy, hideous messes. But, with a little tweaking, I got something quite lovely and a little spooky.
I’ll try to post some more average test shots soon! 😀
Whoop! I do love Festé, when it rolls around, it’s always the sign that autumn is here, next up is Halloween!
This year, I didn’t get to see as much of the festé frolics as normal as I’ve been snowed-under with video editing work (the results of which will appear on here shortly).
I got into town just in time to see FlameOz at Cathedral Green and they were very impressive. All manner of fiery, very dangerous-looking dancing and twirling and whirling.
Thankfully, no-one ended up as a flaming kebab.
Then was DJ Yoda. I was a bit wary about this because I thought it sounded a bit passive. After all, essentially we’re just watching a massive screen while a bloke twiddles some decks off to the side, Wizard of Oz-stylee. But I was wrong, Yoda created a performance of live video/audio scratching that got the hundreds of people there singing and dancing and whooping. The best bit for audience involvement was when he played the chiptune version of Blur’s ‘Song 2’ and the crowd filled in the singing.
Alex and Nat turned up and had a boogie along with me.
Then we headed to the Market Place where I got some of the tasty grub above and we caught a tiny bit of the Indian drummers:
After that, we were a bit too cold and went for a coffee before heading off home. Wish I’d got to see more but it was still a great night and another reason to love Derby. 😀
I stumble, I slip, I skid and, eventually, I fall over. This isn’t a comedy fall. It’s more like when a redwood topples. There’s a massive CRUMP as I hit the ground, birds alight from trees for several miles, crocodiles return to the water. It’s that kind of thing.
But snow is really pretty. Nearly as pretty as my friend Nat. 😛
So, who could resist the photo op this Monday presented, a snow-iced Elvaston Castle and Nat dicking around. EATING SNOW! URGHH! What’s that about? *shivers*