I am back to report that I have a new camera, and I am all inspired to take more photos again! My old Nikon SLR is over 10 years old now, (and it was an old model when we bought it!), and is so heavy to lug around over my shoulder. I wanted a lighter camera that was a bit better than a 'point and shoot'. My new phone has a fairly decent camera for that. So we went into Jessops, and had a really lovely assistant who spent ages with us looking at the small mirrorless cameras. I chose the Panasonic LX100, as it has a decent size sensor, and lots of dials and buttons for manual adjustment. It looks a bit retro in the silver too!
It has its first outing up to London on my birthday on a really sunny Sunday in March. We were headed for lunch in the Shard! Here's some photos:
The Shard is the tallest building in London. We were headed for the 32nd floor for the restaurant, about half way up.
We were so lucky with the weather! Bright, sunny and clear. Here's a view towards the financial district with the 'walkie talkie' and the 'gherkin', other iconic buildings.
Looking to the East, with Tower Bridge in the foreground, and Canary Wharf in the background.
That is St Paul's Cathedral in the centre of the photo.
We had a lovely lunch, lovely food, well presented and brilliant service. I thoroughly recommend the restaurant. It was so lovely to spend the day with my family on a day out!
From left ro right, Danny (Lucy's boyfriend), Lucy, Nicholas and Maurice.
Finally, here's me and Maurice by Tower Bridge.