Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai scanner – 1

As sometimes happens, it took a sad event in my life last month to motivate me to do something I’d thought of doing for years, but had never got around to.  I decided to buy a 35mm slide and film scanner to scan the old photos I took with slide film after I moved from … Read more

My Cars gallery – WWII Lancaster bomber video

This post was originally published on 10 April 2013.  On 20 October 2015 I added a new section at the beginning of the post and increased the size of all the photos and videos.  The original post starts with the sentence beginning with a drop cap, Before I start the main part of this post, I’ll … Read more

JTHonlinePics is up and away, at last

Way back on 29 December 2010 I created as a site for galleries of photos I’ve taken, and a blog about photographic matters and my galleries. I created some holding pages for blog and gallery, with no serious content, and I set WordPress to discourage search engines because I didn’t want the site to … Read more

Nabucco, the iPad 4, and the Pancake Lens

In my last post, about the CD boxed set Verdi: The Complete Works, there is a section headed Nabucco.  Under this I included an image of the cover of the LP set of the opera which I got from the Internet.  Initially I wrote that I’d replace it later with a photo I’d take myself … Read more

Verdi: The Complete Works

I have to admit that I’m a real sucker for big collections of classical music CDs, especially if they are of composers, conductors, artists and musical genres.  Or even of a nostalgic recorded music period in my life when RCA Living Stereo and Mercury Living Presence recordings in the years when stereo first came out, … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III camera

These days all modern smartphones have a built in camera feature, otherwise maybe they’re not too smart.  I used to find the camera on my iPhone very useful when I wanted to take a photo of something I came across when I was away from home, but didn’t have a dedicated camera with me at the time. … Read more