Saal Digital Premium Photobook Review

July 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I recently had the chance to trial a new photobook service from Saal Digital. I have made photobooks before, but only using a mainstream (cheap-ish) provider. The Saal Professional Line Photobook I created is in a different class. First up with any such service is the design application. As always with these, the Saal app has it's idiosyncracies....
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Duxford Showcase Day

August 20, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I visited Duxford on 4th August for the second of their 2019 'Showcase' Days. These are normal museum days but with a small scheduled flying display. It's a good opportunity to see some of the resident warbirds in a more relaxed, low key, setting than a full airshow. On this occasion the flying display consisted of: Supermarine Spitfire Vc JG89...
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Happy 75th Birthday to MH434

August 06, 2018  •  1 Comment
75 years ago today, on the 7th August 1943, Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXb MH434 rolled off the Castle Bromwich production line. After flight testing by Alex Henshaw MH434 was delivered to No.222 (Natal) Squadron and flown regularly by Flt. Lt. Henry Lardner-Burke DFC, scoring seven and a half kills. Post war MH434 served in both Dutch and Belgian ai...
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Hartwell Windmills

May 29, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Inspired by the fields of endless yellow and the fantastic weather, I tried some local landscape photography a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure I've spent enough time and effort on landscapes over the years and often find myself in the right place with the right light, not quite knowing what to do. Practice is always good though and it was amazing...
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Dambusters

May 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Tonight marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Chastise. In the evening of 16th May 1943, nineteen Avro Lancasters of the specially formed 617 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. Their target the hydro-electric dams of the German industrial Ruhr. Delivering Barnes Wallis’ “Upkeep” bouncing bomb f...
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