A bit of rain over Dublin today produced a nice rainbow, brightening things up a bit.
A half moon over Dublin on the 26th of July 2012.
My camera only allows 12x optical zoom, not quite enough to get as close as I’d like, so the above is a cropped version (3648×2736->1280×960).
Erik, myself and Miguel at the Santa Dash on Bull Island, December 2011
Somehow, last January, some dirt managed to find its way between the lenses of my TZ7 and settle atop of a filter inside the lens assembly. I had heard horror stories about how expensive it could be to repair compact cameras and was worried that it might not be worth getting fixed.
I only got around to looking into to it this month and, with Dave’s help, found The Camera Repair Center. I couldn’t find their shop on Google Streetview so I emailed them. After a couple of emails and a phone call, I arranged to meet and for them to take a look at the camera, I got a call the following day or so with a very reasonable quote and a breakdown of costs, €70. Much cheaper than buying a new camera :-) A few days later I got another call saying that the camera was ready.