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Clocked

Eight day wind-up

snapsthoughts

photographer | web monkey | geek | flâneur | addict

December 08, 2013

I have a clock recovered from the cockpit of a USAF plane, possibly an F4 Phantom, possibly a U2 spy plane, probably something more mundane though...

It is a Wakmann Lemania A-13A USAF 17 jewel aircraft clock plus 1 hour timer, made in Switzerland by Breitling to USAF military specification. It has an eight day movement, ie it only needs . . .

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Coffee

My cup runneth over...

snapsthoughts

photographer | web monkey | geek | flâneur | addict

November 07, 2013

I'm very fussy about my coffee. Possibly a little obsessed. It has taken a long time to perfect my morning cup, so I thought I'd share the experience. All without sounding like a total pseud I hope - the subject does, after all, beg for extravagant language.

Firstly I grind my own beans, currently ordered fresh roasted from Has Bean . . .

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Back To School

Leaving the university of life...

snapsthoughts

photographer | web monkey | geek | flâneur | addict

October 26, 2013

In its typical arse-about way, the UK coalition government has raised the retirement age from 65 to 67. I got this joyful news in a letter a few weeks ago. This is wrong on so many levels, not least because at the other end of the age range youth unemployment is at its peak. I also feel a rising tide of resentment personally since I'm in . . .

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Support

Neglected photography and a bag or two. Tripod geeking

snapsthoughts

photographer | web monkey | geek | flâneur | addict

October 21, 2013

Dear Reader, Serious Support by Thom Hogan is required reading before looking at the rest of this post. Like many photographers, I've been there...

Up until now I've been getting by with a Manfrotto 190PRO tripod with a 488RC2 ball head plus a Carbonone 449 monopod with 234RC monopod head. 'Getting by' is misleading because . . .

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Behind Bars

Being ironic

snapsthoughts

photographer | web monkey | geek | flâneur | addict

October 17, 2013

Silvrback blog image

The view from the 'balcony' today... It bears absolutely no relevance to what follows.

First post with Silvrback, a very elegant blogging platform. Why would I want a new/another blogging platform? My deptfordvisions.com site is a photoblog, and WordPress based. It is therefore complex, relying on a custom theme and plugins in order . . .

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