Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Harvest time for beer hops


Harvested the beer hops over the weekend and managed to fill a bin liner up.  They're now in the safe hands of Walthamstow Beer .  Whilst down at the allotment I also picked another batch of tomatoes. I think these have been the tastiest on record,  if you live local to then give me a shout as we have plenty to spare.






Friday, 9 September 2016

Get Pepys

It's back to school week and here at Get Callaghan towers watching the nights slowly drawing in, it does feel like a new term is starting. So where are we and welcome if you've just happened to have landed on this page. A brief catch up, it's September 2016. David Bowie is sadly no longer with us, the country voted for Brexit, Theresa May is prime minister and hot off the press we hear that Fabric the night club is closing for good... Still, at least the tubes will be running all night. It's times like this that one needs a little R&R and also a drop of inspiration. Over at BBC Radio 4 they're running a mini drama on Samuel Pepys  and with it being 350 years since the fire of London, Pepy's diaries are getting a very good airing.  I happen to spend a lot of time working around Pepys's old manor and I'm not too far from St Olive's church where they do regular lunchtime recitals. I dropped in on pianist Ogla Stezhko who played some soothing Debussy and Bach. I'm happy to say it hit the spot and I'll be back again. 




Sam the man


Inside St Olive's 


Medieval graphic designers


A bust of Elizabeth Pepy's which apparently gazes towards Samuel's regular pew






The Churchyard of St Ghastly Grim - Charles Dickens



Tuesday, 6 September 2016

GoPro Hero 3 photo samples

Here's a couple of shots from the GoPro Hero3+.  I was playing with a mini movie to accompany the pics but the editing was far too choppy. If I have time to tidy it up then I'll post it. 
As for the GoPro being a camera the angle is pretty wide, 20mm by looks of it. Reminds me of a Lomo where some photos look good whilst other shots are suited to an SLR or DSLR.  More tinkering to follow I guess.  


   Southend-on-sea

   
close up on a John Deer buggy.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Walthamstow Pictorial

I'm putting together a Photography book at present. Tittle being "Walthamstow Pictorial" It's a time pocket of life in Walthamstow and possibly Walthamstow's very first contemporary photography book. Here's a shot from when London had the Olympics back in 2012 with the torch heading down Forest Road towards the Town Hall. I was fortunate enough to go the to Technical rehearsal   but that was outside the E17 grid so won't be part of the project.  



Monday, 15 August 2016

Fitzrovia and I

Popped into Calumet on Drummond street to get my Camera sensor cleaned. I do love the area of Fitzrovia. Always seem to be lots of ghosts around with me soon to be one them. Well let's hope that wont be for a while. Speedy's cafe is just off Drummond Street, which is home to Sherlock these days. 






Speedy's cafe, 187 N Gower St, located just off Drummond Street 


 
 

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Elberry Cove to Burgh Island

Greetings from Devon  and with a few shots taken on the lumix DMC-FX100. On this visit I managed to find Elberry Cove which is another location from the film, The System (yes the film that  I keep going on about and nobody ever bothers to watch). Original blog post can be found here  and  I'll add the Eleberry Cove location to that post. After a spot of research I noted that Agatha Christie was a big fan of Elberry Cove and it is featured in the ABC Murders for the setting of Sir Carmichael Clarke's death. Keeping with the Agatha Christie theme I also visited Bigbury beach which is home to Burgh Island and Burgh Island hotel . An old haunt for Pre-war Luminaries including Agatha and Noel Coward. It does look worthy of a visit but you'll need your Tux or ballgown for the trip. Maybe next time, A?


Totnes market


Bigbury Beach with a view of Burgh Island and the Burgh Island Hotel


 BBQ skills in Devon


 Bonding with a seagull on Bigbury beach


  Beetlebum: checking out the Macro on the Lumix DMC-FX100


 A view of Lord Churston's bathhouse, Elberry Cove




A Tweet from Michael Winner (RIP) mentioning the film the System 





The pagan ritual scene of throwing the piano into the sea symbolising the end of the summer season from the film, the System aka the Girl-Getters. 


   Looking over the bay towards Paignton which I should imagine is full of Grockles