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On the Whitby Trail


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On the Whitby Trail

2 Nov 2014 10:43PM   Views : 452 Unique : 295

No club outing this time, so we made our own way to Whitby to sample the end of the latest Goth Weekend. This time we weren't in costume, we'll save that for next April, and we did have my 84-year-old Mum with us, so that slowed us down a fair bit. To be fair, she kept up the walking round very well, although she's now retreated to bed totally exhausted!

Sue was using the Pentax K-5 with SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm WR lens. I was using the Pentax Q and the new Q-S1, with most of the lenses. My kit weighed less than Sue's and I had two bodies and a full lens choice. Amazing. However, small cameras are not as easy to use as a DSLR and the battery life is far shorter. The lack of a viewfinder, often cited as a problem, doesn't worry me in the slightest.

We've done Whitby quite a few times now, so we're pretty choosy what we shoot. The only people we knew that we met were Adrian and Jane Lines and they too were shooting far fewer images than previously. In the end, Sue came away with 140 shots and I managed 110. Let's have a look at my favourites:





We had a great day and now we're looking forward to returning next April. It's a fantastic event, full of opportunities.

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