Tuesday, 7 February 2012

I finally ventured out

The Triumph is still in deepest Wales having it's internals fiddled with. I've been locked-up in Diente towers in a fit of depression for months. Finally decided to get out - went to the London Bike show. Some retail therapy helped cheer me up; bought a ridiculously-expensive Belstaff jacket and a new pair of boots, oogled the rear ends of bikes and ladies (as you can see from the photos below). I also met a man while I was buying a book "Tortillas to Totems" by Sam Manicom - the man turned out to be Sam Manicom, which suprised me no end. What a nice chap; we had a chat and he signed my copy of his book. I had to confess that I'd been to a lot of the same places as him in North and South America, but by Jeep, which made me sound like a real wuss. I also tried-out my new camera Sony NEX-5N (prompted by Bobskoot buying that same model) but as you can see it made no difference whatsoever to the quality of the photos - guess I'm just a rubbish photographer.


This was comfy, but man its ugly!

Shapely rear end

Nice to be back.


  1. EL D:

    I like "CHEEKY" . I love my NEX-5n, perhaps you don't have it set right. I use Aperature priority mode, lots of times I set DROauto, or HDR -2.0 EV, depends on lighting. I love my 5n. I don't know how you have it set up ? it really is a great camera

    Riding the Wet Coast

  2. Great pics. Nice to see you posting again.

    Looks like you had a cheeky good time at the show.

  3. Bobskoot - I didn't know those settings you mentioned were on the camera! I must spend some more time with the instruction book.

    Trobairitz - it fair perked me up to visit that show, it's good to be taking an interest in life again.

  4. Sam Manicom really is a top bloke! I met him at the NEC and asked him for tips for Australia :)

  5. Welcome back! I thought it was an awful show - I won't return. But I did say that last year, and the year before! My highlight was seeing a friend part with a huge sum of money for two tubs of Renapur................

  6. Sony Nex or not, you need to keep a steady head and your hand on the job when photographing lycra clad derriere pefection El D!