Phil, I use a Nikon D90 with a Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 & a Nikon 35mm f/1.8. Most of these shots were taken with the Tamron lens. But thirsty is correct, I've found that my shots have improved drastically once I simply started paying more attention to what I was doing - funny how that works.
That really sucks about Gollem shutting down. Drug trafficing huh? Interesting. I also had no idea there were 2 other locations.
I'll just leave this here, a little De Dolle action at 't Bruge Beertje (Brugge Bear)
Also this, samples of lambic straight from the barrels poured by none other than Frank Boon