Saturday, 21 September 2019

Camera problems etc

I've had a bit of an issue on the photography front... my trusty Olympus E-450 (9 years old now) has developed a fault. It won't focus! I've taken it in to a local camera shop to see if they can repair it, and I'm awaiting their diagnosis. In the meantime I'm using my spare camera, which is nowhere near as good (and I don't love it like I do the Olympus one). Because of this I've been feeling much less inclined to take any photos. Furthermore, my garden is looking very tired and end-of-season-like at present, so it's not very photogenic.

All I can offer you today is some photos of the tomatoes and chillis I have harvested. These are probably my favourite vegetables, and the colours are just wonderful!






I haven't been weighing my harvests, but the other day I did, just for curiosity,  weigh the basket you see here, when it was very nearly full of tomatoes. It weighed 6.5kgs, so I reckon today's harvest is probably about half of that - maybe 3kgs or so.


The brown-coloured chilli seen here is a "Chocolate Cayenne", and there are also several "Golden Cayennes" in the box.


The smaller yellow ones (top right) are "Aji Limon".

6 comments:

  1. I wouldn't have guessed at your camera troubles, Mark, you're photos are wonderfully colourful! I'm wondering now how many tomato plants you grew to have such a weighty harvest? And were they all grown outdoors/mini greenhouse?

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Caro. This year I think I had about 22 plants. I say "about" because some of them were latecomers - self-seeded volunteers that I potted up, and I lost track! Most of mine are started off indoors then moved to coldframe / mini-greenhouse for a week or two to harden-off, but they spend the majority of their time outdoors.

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  2. In my opinion, tomatoes and chillies always look great, no matter how good your camera is :)

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  3. I wish my husband left the chillis and peppers to go that red. first sign of colour he wonders in the kitchen to show me and cant get that I want them really ripe for most recipes!

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    1. HaHa, that's ironic! My wife is always pestering me to pick some green chillis, because some recipes call for green ones.

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  4. A camera becomes more than a piece of metal doesn’t It? I’d be lost without mine.

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