My thanks to Gray Stevens for flagging up this short BBC video report on the snowfall in the West Country today. I was out on a walk in the Vale of York, in freezing fog much of the day. 1970′s weather returns. The BBC reassures us it’s just a ‘freak weather pattern’ rather than an early start to winter. Perhaps they didn’t notice that we also had snowfall last week at the end of October. Time will tell. Here are a few photos from my walk out.
Just to add something about the camera I used. It’s a Pentax Q.
This little marvel of engineering is a tiny interchangeable lens camera which has a very small, but good, sensor. The advantage is that I can put an old high quality, bright prime lens from a film camera on, and get a big telephoto focal length (due to the 5.5 crop factor from the small sensor) without carrying a huge weight (or spending thousands). Here’s the most distant of the three horses in the first shot, taken from the same location using an old Tokina 135mm f2.8 lens I got off ebay for £3.50.