The Lozarithm Lens

By Lozarithm

Melksham (Saturday 12th November 2022)

It was an afternoon of contrasts as there was a small funfair just behind Waitrose, full of noise and colour (in Extras), but just a couple of minutes walk away beside the boat shed next to the river Avon all was peace and tranquility.

I had a free Waitrose cappuccini on a bench there and this swan came up very close to me, presumably in hope of a treat. A couple of times he raised his head high in the air and made a loud gurgly noise and then returned to his grazing, only hissing a warning when I stood up in case I came too close.

I had a telephoto zoom with a 1.4 converter attached, which can be problematic as the long lens barrel increases the likelihood of camera shake and leads to manual focus failures, but I tried whacking up the ISO to 1600 and using shutter speeds as fast as possible, which seemed to work and enabled several close-up shots.

Saturday 12.11.2022 (1945 hr)

Blip #3767 (#3517 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #000
Blips/Extras In 2022 #202/265 + #087/100 Extras
Day #4614 (1106 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2909 (#2749 + 160 in archived blips)

Taken with Pentax K-50 (Yellow) and Pentax HD P-DA 55-300 mm F4-5.8 ED WR lens with HD Pentax-DA AF Rear Converter 1.4x AW

Melksham series
Swans series
Wildlife series
Outdoor Places I Have Sat In series

Lozarhythm Of The Day:
PiL - Poptones (recorded March 1979, The Manor)
Public Image Ltd: John Lydon (vocals), Keith Levene (guitar, synthesizers,  drums),  Jah Wobble (bass guitar)
R.I.P. Keith Levene (
18 July 1957, London -11 November 2022, Norfolk)

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