We’re scanning, baby!

rogerbaby1.jpgOur crappy old HP printer packed it in this morning while I was trying to print out all of our travel documents. So it was down to PC World to get a replacement. Technology has moved a long way and prices have come down considerably, so I got a printer/scanner/copier, a Canon MP180, for less than I paid for the duff printer six years ago. Above is the first scan from it. An old picture of some kid I found somewhere. He’s pretty cute, and the scanner is great. Now I just need to find time to scan in lots and lots of old prints. And I’m going to try Chris Gulker’s Paperless Project and start scanning in all the bills and bumph that piles up on the desk until it is filed or shredded – about every six months or so.

Le Tour de France comes to England

tour2.jpgThe first stage of this year’s Tour de France passed through nearby Tonbridge so we hopped on a train and got a very close look at the race. Here the peloton climbs a Quarry Hill Road going out of Tonbridge. I managed to find a good spot on the hill, where there were no barricades. I started shooting as they came up the hill and got this and some other fairly good shots. I didn’t realise how close the riders were to me until I looked away from the viewfinder for a second and realised their heads were passing about six inches from my elbow! An amazing spectacle! More photos on flickr. And some interesting videos on youtube.