Well as today was fathers day I was promptly awoken by the kids with smiles a box of DVD's and an ULTRAPOD II. The weather was sunny so a trip to central London was on the cards and I thought what a nice day to visit Hard Rock Cafe. ...Nice meal .... then a nice walk in Hyde Park ....... only down side .......... HOT ....... HOT HOT HOT HOT! did I mention HOT? Had to be over the 30s EASY ..... So took a nice few photos with the little compact Fuji Finepix A204 (will post some this week when I cool down). Not long before we left, there was a young lassy in a white skirt and a top (NOTE: Not bikini) sat under a tree with a bottle of water ...her skin was glistening with sweat and she was backlit nicely and it would have made a GREAT photo, sunlight streaming through the trees; a great photo. But three problems ...1- wife was there. 2- With a Compact camera I prolly would have looked like a dirty old man. 3- her boyfriend was a really BIG mean looking bloke ! New rule in my life ... Sunny day take the big SLR with a 28-135mm lens just in case and to hell with passing out rhough heat exhaustion carring it all! SO where's this thread going ... God knows ...... I feel like I ought to ask a question .. so .... What did you guys get for fathers day ?