Today, the sun is shining and the birds are singing: at last it seems to be spring… Thoughts run to travel. And here, is what we have on offer for this year via Hidden Worlds, the small company Lois and I have run together for almost two decades….though our combined experience of such things is many years more. We have a brand new website devoted specifically to our tours and workshops…built by Lois. There will be a newsletter and…a blog.   We are small, deliberately so because that…

The phone call from the courier came late afternoon on Tuesday 7th July – a familiar scenario since we live, hidden away, off the main road and the usual practice is to arrange a rendezvous on the main road rather than our track and go and meet them. The Italian customs had finally deigned to release the lens from its clutches for the payment of a few tens of euros… In record time, the package was opened and a new lens, much awaited, was in my hands. This is the revolutionary Venus Optics…

Let’s consider the conclusion first – the Nikon D7100 is an amazingly versatile photographic machine that, in the past two months, has delivered everything and more that I have asked from it. Whether it is a question of sharpness, speed of response, quality of colour images or just a general feel in the hand it has cut the proverbial mustard.