Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I stopped off for a coffee at Caffe Nero in Lothian Road Edinburgh on the way to work yesterday. My new Dawes Galaxy was locked to the railings outside. As I chatted to my friend Faye. I spotted a man, dressed in a suit for work, casually lift my Tour de France drinking bottle from the cage on my bike and walk off with it.
I gave chase and caught him about 40m up the road. I grabbed him by collar spun him round and took the bottle off him, the lid burst open and a spray of Lucozade Sport went over his suit.
Why would anyonme risk a criminal record or worse a beating up for a £4 plastic bottle? especially someone who dresses in a suit for work. Perhaps it was a dare and on his desk at work he has other "trophies" lifted on his journey in each day............................

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sigma DP1

The world's first compact camera with an APS (C) sized sensor is a classy camera. It impressed one of my customers today who was not put off by the disgraceful review at:
The whole link is a bit of a mouthful so you'll have to scroll through the site!
My customer ordered the camera on Monday and bought it today for £599 including the optical viewfinder. He had a quick play with it in the shop to check out its Raw recording and was pleased as it compared well to the Canon G9 but has a much better sensor.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Digital Beginners (Quiz)

Below is the quiz for the first night of my latest Borders College digital beginners course.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Misty Meldons

Using the Nikon D3 this evening at 8.30pm on Iso 3200, hanheld 1/125th f2.8 et voila!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Nikon D3

Misty Hills near Peebles taken this evening with the Nikon D3 which I have on loan from my work at Was trying out the Iso 1600 and using an old series E manual focus 28mm lens. This is a cropped portion of the larger picture which can be seen at: photobymdavey.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Spring,Snow & Sunshine

View from Tweed Bridge to the south on Sunday 6th April. The daffodils are out but it is still cold and quite wintry.

The picture was taken with the new Nikon D300 (12 MegaPixel) and an old manual focus 28mm/2.8 lens + polariser. The picture style was changed in the menu to vivid which roughly recreates the colour of a slide film, hence the green, green grass and orangey tree tops.

Chamonix Skiing

Yours truly on the descent from Grands Montets to Argentiere. Picture snapped with my pocket 4 Mega-pixel Nikon by a kind Swedish man. The snow that day (my last) was excellent as it had been snowing for a night and a day!
My knee just about survived the trip but was aching a bit after this run.
Now back to cycling and have managed to cycle 18 miles a day for the last three weeks. Begining to feel moderately fit again after the December accident. Doubt that I will do any time trials until June as I'd be too slow.
We have a pair of Nikon D3s in at work, one in rental and one in demonstration stock. Last weekend I was using the D300 and now looking forward to testing out its big brother.
One of the students on my course recommended as a good photo site. She has managed to sell a couple of her prints through redbubble-not bad going from a 5 Megapixel compact. It is smaller but more friendly than which regular reader's will know I have been using for about three months.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

fascism too

fascism too
Originally uploaded by illegalphotos
i'm sorry sir but that tie is suspicious and may contain a camera.