Of course taking photos in the dark is a bit of a mugs game and part of the attraction of this attraction is that photos just don't do it justice. That said most of us have smartphones and will inevitably have a go, the one with the best camera we have is a Wileyfox Swift 2 plus so first the photos taken this evening with it.
I suppose at some time quite a few of us have acquired a DSLR camera and after noticing that for most purposes you have to be an expert to tell the difference between the photos you take with it and the ones you take with your smartphone it languishes in the cupboard of strange technological gadgets.
My DSLR performs a bit better at night than any of our various phones, I get the sneaky feeling that if I took a tripod the 300 page manual and sat in the car down the harbour with the heater on I could get some much better shots.
Hand held snaps while out for an evening stroll is all you are going to get I'm afraid, two pages of photos, some note very good at all, don't look at the ones you don't like, here are the links to them.
Link 1 Link 2
On the bookshop front here in Ramsgate today I have been pricing collectable Penguin Books the next 3 photos from the desk I work at as a shop assistant in the bookshop
You do get the odd rare one, but it doesn't happen very often, less than one in a 100, the green ones are probably the most expensive, with most of them at the exalted price of at least £4.99.
The funny thing is looking them up online, prices of the same book in the same edition and condition can vary between 99p and £99, when a lot of people who don't know what they are doing, and that includes me, get together on the internet anything can happen.
The most expensive one I found in the sold listings on Ebay I also noticed the same seller had relisted it at the same expensive price that it wasn't worth.
Anyway here is the link to the photos of the books that went out for sale today Link 3
As you would expect with Christmas just around the corner a lot of local interest books.
Finally some historic Ramsgate illumination pictures mostly from the festival of light in 1948