Author Archives: Mike Hessey

About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.

A great day at the Black Country Museum

I can’t get around much nowadays due to age and health, which is why there haven’t been any posts here on this web site for a long time (see the daily photo diary section for regular updates). However, I did … Continue reading

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Ashwood Nurseries & the Ricoh Theta

Early in 2016 I bought a Ricoh Theta – a 360 degree camera. I’ve had some fun with it at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, in the houses at the Black Country Living Museum, St Edmund’s Church, and today at … Continue reading

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Pen Collection

My resolutions to post more often on this web site have not been kept I’m afraid. Just at the moment I’m suffering a bad attack of ‘flu, so as I’m even less mobile than usual I thought I could at … Continue reading

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A new year – looking back on 2015

Happy New Year! 2015 is now history, so it’s time to post a few comments on my photography during last 12 months, and think about 2016. I don’t want to dwell on it, but 2015 was not all that great … Continue reading

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A week in the Lake District

I had a week in the Lake District from 8th to 14th March, as usual with Lakeland Photographic Holidays, although this time I picked a ‘Limited Walking’ workshop in view of the breathing problems. Two of the days were very … Continue reading

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Off Topic (F1)

The testing sessions before the F1 season begins do not really mean all that much, but here’s my take on it now. Mercedes have been sandbagging for a lot of the time, but look way ahead of the rest. Williams … Continue reading

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RAW processing

I used to think that there wasn’t much difference between different RAW processors, and I used Lightroom most for convenience, and its quick support of new cameras. However, over the last few weeks I have been experimenting, and I’ve some … Continue reading

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