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AlexandraSD's Blog

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27/01/2013 - 10:15 PM

The Golden Pheasant

Today i spent a few magical moments filming a Golden Pheasant in Wolferton, West Norfolk. It was very late in the day to be going out with the camera, but after the snow has thawed i decided it would be nice to get out, and i headed to Wolferton, one of my local spots. Anyway, there i was driv...

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17/01/2013 - 5:10 PM

No Time For The Winter Blues

It seems that only East Anglia has had the snow so far. But there is more to come :P It began to snow on Monday night i think, it settled, but then thawed out a bit, but then tuesday night it got really cold, something like -6 here in the fens, so wednesday we woke up to a lovely haw frost, thoug...

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13/01/2013 - 12:13 PM

You get what you pay for

Sometimes a bargain is too good to resist, like a pair of bootcut jeans for a tenner, or a half price discount on something else entirely. Or a ten pound slave flashgun... What could go wrong? Well it all seemed fine until last night, the thing stopped working completely, the red light is on b...

12/01/2013 - 6:18 PM

DIY mini softbox

Cant afford a lightbox, need one for my little slave flash, but their all a bit small for the job and the bigger ones cost silly money! So, time to get all Blue Peter i think. One box of Mini Rolls, devoured one by one until box is empty. Cut a hole in one side of the box for flash to fit ...

11/01/2013 - 9:32 PM

So much for streamlining....

The whole idea of buying the Leica was to rid myself of 'tograffeee stuff. So far this month i have bought several filters including a 4 point star burst, i kid you not! A Hama Compact Pro Traveller Tripod with a lovely little ball head. A Godox cf-18 slave flashgun. A Spudz microfibre cloth in ...

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02/01/2013 - 3:27 AM

Reflecting on 2012

Considering the year began on a knife edge, i didnt know how it would work out, it actually worked out alright in the end. I didnt want to be here last year, not epz, just here, living the way i was living back then, all secrets, guilt and arguments. It was all to much for me. But i got through i...

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18/12/2012 - 12:11 PM

New Camera, First Impressions

WOW :D You want more? ok, its fab lol it arrived about half 4 yesterday evening, only took about 2 hours to fully charge up, could not wait to put it through its paces in an erratic session with the camera, getting to grips with its close up capabilities, dabbling in the scene modes, checking ...

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15/12/2012 - 1:26 AM

Respect Due

About a month ago i emailed a few camera shops who were selling the Leica V-Lux 3 at teh discounted price of 399, the camera has now been superseded by the V-Lux 4. I made the cheeky request to be able to pay for it in two instalments before the christmas day arrives. The first two who got back ...

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05/12/2012 - 1:04 AM

Photo Locations

There is a little corner of ePz called Photo Locations, oddly enough you can find locations to photograph there. The locations do not appear there by magic, each one has been lovingly contributed by members of this photographic community. Its alright, but what the hell happened to Norfolk? Does n...

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Dads are awkward people to but presents for at christmas time, they usually end up getting something mundane like socks, or a tankard, or slippers. Boring. So i put myself in his shoes, no easy task, im a size 5 and he is a size 13, and came up with a fab present! Like me, he has an interest i...


I have not been a grumpy bum in ages! I used t get wound up over the smallest thing, now i just dont have time, and i long since accepted that anything beyond my control isn't worth getting my knickers in a twist over, if the net goes down, ill read a book, if i cant pay a bill this week, it can wa...

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18/11/2012 - 12:19 AM

Coming Soon

Well, thats now 100 paid deposit on my next camera, the Leica V-Lux 3. Why this model? Surely there are others which are cheaper with similar specs? Yes! I have wanted a new camera for months, absolute months. Typically i was going to go down the traditional SLR route, but then i had a change...

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16/11/2012 - 11:54 AM

For Sale

I decided to place my studio lighting gear up for sale, the kit includes 2 Interfit EX150 flash heads, 2 shoot through brollies, 2 gold and 2 silver brollys, 50x50 softbox, stands, leads, triggers....all working perfectly as it should, but one modelling light has gone, can replace if needed. Used v...

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11/09/2012 - 1:36 PM


Just 5 weeks ago i went into hospital to have teeth removed. When i was born it was quite apparent that i was a bit poorly, i had no finger nails, toe nails, which was down to a calcium deficiency, and the cleft pallet. Eventually the finger and toe nails came, though they look shabby right no...

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Never mind the rain.... I ordered a black and silver brolly from amazon recently, it arrived this morning and typically i could not wait to use it. Its a cheap one from THT Trading, if you are familiar with them, bargain basement prices, enough said. Though i have to admit, i am yet to be let ...