This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/02/24/a-knights-tale-107-instow-part-1/
After a heavy fall of sleet at lunchtime the darkly brooding clouds slunk away and the sun shone for the rest of the chilly afternoon. We did not receive the expect snowfall.
Jackie drove me to Lymington where I collected a large print for Jan and Bob Beekman; a flash gun for my camera, and two printing inks.
We continued across the forest to Bramshaw where I photographed the gravestones of the 12th Century St Peter’s Church.
From there we continued to Nomansland where I photographed ponies cropping the cricket outfield on the village green.
When I loaded these photographs onto my computer screen every single one was out of focus. How could this be, I wondered. I then checked the settings on my 35 mm lens which I had used for these shots, and found that that it was set for manual focus, which I never use. When the shop assistant who had set up my new flash gun to be fixed on automatic he had said “you could do it on automatic, too”. I had replied “please don’t confuse me with that. I never go off automatic”.
The only shot we have of that earlier trip is this one Jackie took of a footpath sign beside a stile leading into the church.
Even that would have saved the day, but Jackie went one further by suggesting we drove on to Barton on Sea to watch the sun going down. For this I had changed to the
70/300 mm lens which had been left alone.