Hook Norton Brewery in Black and White

Weekly Photo: Hook Norton Brewery

Hook Norton Brewery. I did a tour of the brewery with an overseas based friend. A great day out and very interesting. The brewery is an interesting mix of old and new.

The Photo

Have a look at the original below, in colour. I liked the black and white and processed it to bring out the texture in the bricks.

It was shot with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and processed in that great little app, Snapseed.

Hook Norton Brewery

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A domed church spotted in a gap between two office blocks in London

Weekly Photo: Seen in London

In a recent trip to London, actually while making our way across the city to Hyde Park, we spotted this picture.

Here’s an interesting mix of old and new architecture all reflected in the glass walls of two building through a gap between the two.

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Architecture old and new, seen in London

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Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana on stage in Hyde Park

Weekly Photo: Eric Clapton & Carlos Santana

Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana on stage in Hyde park, sharing the final number – “It’s High Time We Went”.

#hydepark #ericclapton #britishsummertime #uk #london #londonhydepark #hydeparkmusic Posted on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BlAmIKznXeJ/@hairy1travels.

Not every photo can feature in a full length blog post. “Weekly Photos” are just a photo I like selected every week. For more of my photography, head over to my pixels.com galleries.

Weald Smokery – Great Lunch Stop

It’s always good to find somewhere different to eat, especially when it’s not the usual “pub grub” style of food. And so it was at the Weald Smokery near Flimwell in Sussex. We spotted a chalkboard sign advertising the food, on the main road heading towards Hastings, so stopped to check it out for our lunch

Smoked Seafood Lunch

Common to many bistro style cafes Weald Smokery offers a selection of sandwiches along with a few meals. All looked tasty and interesting. Following the “smokery” theme we opted to share a fish pate and a Fish Sharing platter.  Service was quick and very polite, and we didn’t have to wait long for our food, sitting outside in warm sunshine.  We were definitely not disappointed and enjoyed a tasty and ample fish meal.  The pate was served with salad leaves and toast. The sharing platter included salmon, trout, smoked prawns (which I had never tried before) accompanied by taramasalata, a dill sauce, salad leaves and olives, and an assortment of artisan breads.  Sitting in the sun in this countryside spot it is easy to think that you are in the countryside, and forget that it is only 17 miles to Hastings, at the coast, and a good source of fresh fish, as we discovered on our visit to Robertsbridge on a previous trip. 

A Bit More about the Weald Smokery

The Weald Smokery is one of a limited number of smokehouses in the UK producing smoked foods by traditional artisan methods. It has been family owned for 30 years, and has received awards for its products. Do check out the website

Why Visit this Part of Sussex

Flimwell is a village on the A21 route between the M25 London ring road and Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea, both on the coast and popular in the summer holidays. The village is situated in an Area of Natural Beauty, and is inside “1066 Country”, near the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Medieval Bodiam Castle is nearby. 

Pay The Area a Visit

Travelling down towards Hastings? Stop in and have a look around.  Or just take a day trip…. 
Plump Pigeon enjoying a spring evening

Plump Pigeon in The Sun and Digital Zoom

A plump pigeon comfortable on his perch in the afternoon spring sunshine.

This guy was totally not fussed about me getting closer with the camera.

Actaully there was a particular reason for the shot. In good light I wanted to test the digital zoom on the LUMIX TZ100 camera. Digital zoom is not something I am normally very keen to use. Essentially it is a cropping of the original image carried out in camera. On most cameras which I have used in the past, it’s better to process the raw image and do the crop in post processing. The in-camera process reduces image quality.

On the TZ100 I have been surprised by the digital zoom results. Judge for yourself. This hasn’t been printed yet, but I will get it done at some point.

Settings: f/6.3 (sweet spot on this lens, it seems) 1/125 s, 35mm zoom equivalent of 500mm – optical zoom goes to 250mm, so it’s 2x digital zoom. The camera will handle up to 1000mm equivalent.

A beautiful blue sky on a spring day above a tree newly clothed with leaves

A Fine Spring Day – At Last!


Blue and Green on a Spring DayIt seemed to take forever. But finally we have A beautiful spring day. Hot and, unusually for the UK, not a cloud in the sky. It was a busy day, with little opportunity to get out with the camera, but this picture of the blue sky contrasted with the new greenery just needed to be taken. Hopefully this will be the first of many days like this!

Photo Notes

Shot with that great little camera, my LUMIX TZ100. Shots are straight out of the camera. In the middle of the afternoon the contrast was high, but still showed off  the green tree against the blue sky.

 

 

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Check some more spring photos on my photo site at pixels.com.
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