Barbury Castle Revisited: This time from the air

Barbury Castle is an Iron Age hill fort that is situated near Wroughton which is a large village in North Wiltshire. Barbury Castle is one of several forts found along the Ridgeway route.

Barbury Castle lies within the Wessex Downs which is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is also an local vantage point, which, with the ideal weather can get a view across to the Cotswolds and the River Severn.

It has two deep defensive ditches and ramparts. The Old Ridgeway runs close by and the modern Ridgeway crosses through the castle which makes it very popular with local walkers.

The site was first occupied around 2500 years ago and was also used during the Roman occupation of the local area.

Archaeological investigations at Barbury have shown evidence of a number of buildings, indicating a village or military garrison around this time.

In more recent times during World War Two, US troops were based there manning anti-aircraft guns.

 

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Train Travels

A Great Western Railway Class 43 waiting to leave London Paddington Train Station bound for Bristol Temple Meads
A Great Western Railway Class 150 waiting to leave Bristol Temple Meads Train Station
A East Midlands Class 222 at Leicester Station
A Great Western Railway Class 153 waiting to leave Swindon train station running the trans Wiltshire service
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Unpleased Fiancée

So yesterday after much thought I decided to go to my local camera shop and pick up the Sigma 30mm 2.8 for use with my Olympus OMD M10 Mk2. I mainly wanted this lens as it was a fast prime, perfect for a few projects I really want to try and do (involving taking portraits) so this would fit perfectly and was also quite cheap (£120).

Much to my disappoint, the shop didn’t have that lens in stock, so as a sad fox, I resigned and thought about going online for it, when the assistant said that they had the new replacement to it, the 30mm 1.4, I agreed to have a look, and fell in love. It was light (about 140 grams), fast at focusing and was a 1.4 so it was perfect for what I needed it for. With the added bonus of it being from Sigmas Art Line of lenses. So after some debate on the price, it only set me back by about £180,  a right steal.

Heres a few photos I took to test it out at home, much to the disappointment and displeased Fiancée.
P7070004 P7070009Lens: Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN (Amazon link)

Camera: Olympus OMD M10 Mk2 (Amazon Link)

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