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by John
Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons

Pre-orders are now open, so mine has been sorted. The set is now in production, so it's just a matter of forgetting about it until one day a courier arrives to brighten up my day! There are 43 CDs and 1 LP, so at one a day that's 43 days of entertainment.

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by John
Fri May 13, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: Other Equipment
Topic: Bethany Cuts Nikon Costs
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Bethany Cuts Nikon Costs

The Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 arrived yesterday for review and Granddaughter Beth looked at it with disbelief. "That costs more than my car did!" Anyway, she had the solution, "Give me two traffic cones and some plastic and I'll make you one of those..." I am sure Nikon will be deligh...
by John
Fri May 13, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Here Comes the Judge!
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Here Comes the Judge!

Tonight was a judging at Bury Photographic Society. Lots of great images and a friendly group of photographers. The road designers threw a slight spanner in the works as the road the club is on is now split in half. Needless to say SatNav took me to the wrong half, so I could see my destination but ...
by John
Sat May 07, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Elvington Calls!
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Elvington Calls!

Sue and I went on a trip today, all the way across the Pennines to Elvington, home of the Yorkshire Air Museum. It was a great day and we enjoyed the 1940s event that was on. There were re-enactors, photo opportunuties, food, a girl singing group, dancing and of course the planes as well. Next week ...
by John
Fri May 06, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fossil Fuels
Replies: 4
Views: 3028

Re: Fossil Fuels

Thanks Mike! I would ultimately like to see induction charging under main roads, so cars could charge as they go. When they went off the grid the range wouldn't be a problem, picking up charge again when they went back to the A roads or motorways. The downside is that a civil engineering job of unpr...
by John
Fri May 06, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fossil Fuels
Replies: 4
Views: 3028

Re: Fossil Fuels

Mike has indeed now been running an electric car for the past few months, and was even brave enough to take it to France and back.

Perhaps he'll give us an update?
by John
Wed May 04, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: johnriley1uk Blog
Replies: 0
Views: 87

johnriley1uk Blog

I do a Blog over at ePHOTOzine, and during lockdown this was at the prodigious rate of one per day. Which proves I either have a lot to say, or I know how to generate a lot of noise. Either way, now the Blog is less frequent and saved for when I just can't keep quiet any longer. Here's the latest on...
by John
Wed May 04, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: Other Equipment
Topic: John Riley Photography on Facebook
Replies: 0
Views: 82

John Riley Photography on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/John-Riley-Pho ... 0574463034

For links to all my ePHOTOzine and Pentax User reviews, the place to look is either those sites or my Facebook page. There's plenty of them! Any questions or comments, ask away!
by John
Tue May 03, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Books, Films and TV
Topic: Doctor Who - Behind the Sofa
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Doctor Who - Behind the Sofa

We've bought a couple of Doctor Who Blu-ray disc boxed sets, for seasons 14 and 17 so far, and have been enjoying some top quality Tom Baker. One of the Special Features is "Behind the Sofa" where actors, producers, writers that have been involved (not necessarily in these episodes) are wa...
by John
Tue May 03, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Pentax
Topic: The Current State of Play
Replies: 1
Views: 3541

Re: The Current State of Play

As I've been doing the lens and camera reviews for ePHOTOzine, all sorts of cameras and lenses come my way. A fantastic solid stream of Interesting Things. It shows up that all marques are good and less good at specific things, but one odd strength of Pentax AF systems seems to be the ability to foc...
by John
Tue May 03, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons

Latest reports suggest August/September, so I'm guessing it will be in time for the Christmas market. Or just after.......

Come on guys, get it organised before we're all too old to care! :shock:
by John
Tue May 03, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Out Into The Big Wide World
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Out Into The Big Wide World

Lockdown over and we've been out and about in the Big Wide World for a couple of months now at least. Judging photo competitions hs gone back live rather than Zoom, holidays are back on the agenda and it's also been much easier to find good locations to shoot sample images for lens and camera review...
by John
Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lockdown
Replies: 2
Views: 2462

Re: Lockdown

It might be misdirection Mike. Perhaps when I said a bit of decorating I was referring to your Mum and her renovations of the doll's house....
by John
Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Snapper Box Set - Four Seasons

Due out this summer, and only happening thanks to my friend Ken Charmer, is the boxed set that spans the whole career of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. What I'm expecting it to be: One vinyl album being the unreleased Mono version of The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette One coffee table book 43 C...
by John
Thu May 13, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: A Touch of Jazz - Frankie Valli
Replies: 0
Views: 828

A Touch of Jazz - Frankie Valli

A new CD from Frankie, due out on 25th June 2021. He's obviously been busy during lockdown as these are new recordings.

87 years old and still going strong!