If you saw my previous blog post about a really good spam email that nearly got me you’ll know that writing about these can be really beneficial! Lots of people seem to Google the name/email address of the spammer, and they find my blog. Hopefully I’ve managed to help people avoid losing lose money, and the comments on my previous blog certainly seem to show that.
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So I got an email at work yesterday that looked like a genuine quote request. I’m pretty good at spotting spam emails but at first glance, this one had me beat. It read:
Alverstone are a two piece rock band from Leeds, West Yorkshire. We caught up with them at the 360 Club, one of our favourite haunts. You can find Alverstone on Facebook and download their EP “Couch Drunk” for free on their BandCamp Page. You can find the rest of the Alverstone photos in our Facebook album here.
These are just a dozen or so good ones – see the rest of the album on facebook HERE
We took ourselves to Leeds Corn Exchange to try and get some nice shots. In keeping with our philosophy of deleting anything that we wouldn’t be happy to display on our living room wall, this is what’s left – totally unedited, straight off the memory card. We were using the Nikon D5300, 35mm f1.8 DX G lens, and the cheapo 0.21x fisheye adapter. All shots handheld in good light, which is always nice 🙂
Volkswagen Group have named the Audi Q7 as being the next vehicle for mass recall. This comes at a bad time, with the current recall issues over the 500,000 1.6L and 2.0L TDI models across VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda that are being recalled across the USA due to illegal software designed to cheat emissions tests.
I’ve had this fisheye adapter for over a year, and it’s easily one of the best bits of photo kit that I’ve got. I use it all the time, screwed onto my Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX G lens. The adapter is also available with a 58mm thread, and i think this is suitable for Canon’s range of standard lenses. If your lens is neither of these you can get adapter rings quite cheaply that will enable you to attach it. Scroll right down for example shots!
Took the camera to York Dragway. All shots taken with the new Nikon 50mm f1.4. Decided that it’s great, but limiting. Too long for group shots, too short for distant stuff. At an effective 75mm it’s basically a classic portrait lens, and I don’t do portraits. Boosted levels courtesy of Photoshop, but that’s about it. I’ve since sold the lens, but at least it’s one bit of gearlust I can put to bed…