Not been to Norton for a while - there seems to be a lot of construction going on there so I thought I'd see what changes have been made. This housing estate looks simply hideous, no wonder this old lady has the umbrella so low, it must be painful for her to look at! The estate is called "Langford Mead" but "Toytown" would be a better name I think. I thought about using square format but I'm not so sure it works for general shots like this - I think I will save it for street photography when I'm shooting from the hip with the camera in vertical format. This site seems to have been cleared now, until recently it was just waste ground. I'm looking forward to this road actually being opened as it will provide a direct link next to the railway as far as the other side of Norton village. I'm rather tempted to walk along it but not when there are workmen working on it! I thought I'd try an arty shot of the tree sticking above the roofs. The only annoyance is that I think I have discovered some dust on the sensor. Unlike a DSLR you cannot simply take off the lens and zap it with a rocket blower, or a pec pad dipped in eclipse fluid. This is shot at f/8 which is narrow for a compact - I think this GRD4 will only go as narrow as f/9, unlike f/22 for a typical SLR lens. This is a park home estate on the edge of Norton Village. Finally some semi derelict warehouses. It can't be long before this entire site is cleared OK not quite finally, just a bit of room left in this post for this sign post. OK I know I have shown it in a previous post, but it is quite unusual. f/6.3 here and the dust bunny is not nearly so visible.
date: mon 8 apr 13