New month and time to join in with Brian’s Last on the Card Challenge.

On the Canon EOS 5D mkIII we don’t have the usual football shot. Instead, it’s a shot-to-nothing at St. Pancras on the way home from a match at Uxbridge…

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…Taken on the 29th, there were a lot of people on their way to Halloween events. I haven’t decided yet whether there is an image here that I want to use 😐

The Last on Card for the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is almost as I want the shot…

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…In fact, all it needed was a slight straighten! πŸ‘ Taken on Halloween itself, it shows an eastbound District Line service at South Kensington.

Moving on to the Moto g50. When I popped down the road to the corner shop on October 23rd, I just happened to find the change of watch checks being done at the Fire Station…

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…The Sirens, lights and all the equipment are checked at the start of each watch and any shortfall or issues made good. If there is an issue that can’t be fixed, the appliance will have to be taken offline. This shot needs to be cropped a bit 😎

All photos as taken but resized for the web.

It’s the middle of the month and that means it’s time to join in with Clare’s Share Your Desktop Challenge. I promised Clare a surprise and here it is: 2 DesktopsπŸ˜‚πŸ‘ I bought a new Gaming PC in late May and allocated my existing PC to photographic duties – hence the 2 desktops.

On my Gaming PC this month I have a screenshot from The Hunter – Call of the Wild. I have been getting back up to speed in this game now that I have a pc that doesn’t suffer from periodic stuttering. The shot was taken on one of the base game reserves – Layton Lakes…

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…Layton Lakes is set somewhere in the state of Oregon. You can hunt Blacktail, Whitetail, Moose and Black Bear on the reserve and some other species too. If you look very closely, there is a Moose lying down, right of centre, just beyond the reedbed in the distance. All the while as you roam the reserve you will be seeing some wonderful vistas. With views like this I’m happy even if I don’t happen to shoot anything bigger than a RabbitπŸ˜…

On the Photography PC I have a photo taken at Clapham Junction on a very wet morning…

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…Whilst the Southern Railway have withdrawn all of their Class 455 units, around half of the South Western Railway’s 455’s are still in active daily service as problems continue with the class 701 units that are their replacement. Here, 5724 enters the station on a Waterloo-Kingston-Richmond-Waterloo loop service. The passengers on the platform add a little intrigue – where are they going and why are they wearing dayglow jackets. I think they were probably on an advertising mission with a trolley full of leaflets to hand out. They seemed a little uncertain whether the train was going to Waterloo, so I guess they don’t travel through Clapham Junction very often πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I hope to be out and about on a few of these Class 455 units again later this week,πŸ‘