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some welcome late august sunshine

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Even though this is England, and it rains here an awful lot, it never ceases to bother us here when we get an entire week of consistent English weather - rain.  But look,  Sunshine!

bokeh monday

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That feeling when you awake on a bank holiday Monday, look outside the window, and the world outside is all bokeh'd up.

zenit-e

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Just like that, I was handed a Zenit-E by an elderly Slovakian gentleman. It had been well looked after, loved even - obviously, and it came complete with it's original everything. I was happy. I was very happy indeed.
The Zenit-E I believe was manufactured in western Moscow between the mid sixties to the early eighties.  It's a rugged-as-heck pentaprism SLR camera capable of shutter speeds from B to 1/500. The default lens is the Helios-44-2 58mm f/2. It also has an inbuilt selenium cell exposure meter, which means no batteries are required what so ever.  However the meter is not TTL, so it is somewhat equivalent to carrying a standalone meter.
I let this camera sit on the shelf for a few months before even loading it with its first roll for two reasons.  One, I had a few other cameras ahead of this one to test.  Two, I found the exposure meter a bit baffling at first, and after playing with it for a few hours and figuring it all out, decided to do away with it altogether.  …

a daunting epic journey begins

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Today the journey begins.  The path is daunting, but the destination is glorious.