“I’ll just humour this fool with the camera”

So, a couple of months before Christmas we got a new addition to the family. A dog this time, rather than another child. Zebo is a four year-old ex-racing Irish Greyhound that we got from the Oxford branch of the Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust.

He has been settling in very well, although he does love to chew his toys to destruction! He was waking us all up at 5am in the morning. As he has settled in he now wakes at a more leisurely 6.30am for his early morning walk. I, however, am not particularly awake at 6.30am as I am a proverbial night owl.

I am not a particular fan of greyhound racing, it’s not something I know much about to be honest. But, I might like to find out more to give some more context to some of his behaviours. For example, he isn’t a fan of getting into the back of the family car, but I suspect this is due to his history of being bundled into vehicles to get to the races (let alone somehow getting from Ireland to Oxford).

One thing I have noticed about owning a greyhound is just how many current or ex-greyhound owners come up to talk to you. I was in Bath last week, and whilst the wife was away shopping I was on dog duty. Zebo was very interested in the pigeons wandering around the city centre, particularly the suicidal ones that were trying to walk just in from of him. In fact, anything small and moving was pretty interesting to him!

As I stood there, keeping him on a short leash and watching for death wish pigeons, I must have had about 15 or so people come up and talk to me. The people were great to talk to and very friendly. My nature is to pretty much talk to anyone, so that was fine by me!

Change of format

I have been using the Sempress theme on WordPress since I started blogging in 2014. However, that theme has now been discontinued. So, time for an update. When I set up the site, I tried to keep the theme to the background and let the images do the ‘talking’ (particularly as my ‘blogging’ seems to be quite sparse at the moment). Hopefully this new theme will also be similar in purpose.

I will update the site in the coming few months, as it needs a refresh and some pages need to be taken down, whilst others need to be put up. I am also hoping to do some video work over the winter period, so I will add this to the blog as and when I do it.

Film, lovely film…

Even though the Canon DLSR is great and convenient for the 365 project, in my opinion you can’t beat the look of film – especially Kodak Portra. After two weeks’ of digital the film habit is drawing me back. Might have to find a way to shoot the 365 project with film as well as I am really missing it…argh!!!! (Any thoughts welcome!)

Sometime recently, who knows when as there is sod all exif data on film 🙂