Monday Post
#712. Monday Post (16 April 2018) – Pictures at an exhibition

#712. Monday Post (16 April 2018) – Pictures at an exhibition

Predictably, it’s raining. And damned chilly, with a cold easterly wind making being outside something only mad dogs and a few Englishmen would do.       Clearly, I’m one of the latter and braved the mist and drizzle; our 8th floor hotel aerie looks out over the Westfield centre

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#711. Monday Post (9 April 2018) – Covering all angles, blurring vision ?

#711. Monday Post (9 April 2018) – Covering all angles, blurring vision ?

Imagine starting over. Suddenly, you’ve got no gear but all the money in the world to buy anything you want. What do you get ?     The sad premise for this through process was co-author Philippe’s gear being stolen. Not that he can spare any amount to rebuild his

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#708. Monday Post (2 April 2018). Where in the world?

#708. Monday Post (2 April 2018). Where in the world?

Everything else being equal; camera(s) working, correct lens(es) mounted, batteries charged and you have your muse in your pocket, which cities rank best with you for wandering the streets and a successful day out photographing the world going by?   We all have favourites, but even then, it doesn’t always

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#705. Monday Post (26 March 2018) The M9 dream four months on

#705. Monday Post (26 March 2018) The M9 dream four months on

Regular readers of DS may recollect my pseudo M9 review from a few months back, and if you can’t, then feel free to click here and you’ll find the article.   It’s been four months now, and I thought that you might like to know how the M9 and I

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#704. Monday Post (19 March 2018)

#704. Monday Post (19 March 2018)

It’s Tuesday and unusually, I’m writing next week’s Monday Post.   Already?   Posts don’t usually get written until Monday morning and after an intense struggle to find something interesting to write about.         That’s so, but I’m about to leave for several weeks on the road

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#703. Monday Post (12 March 2018) – Outlier?

#703. Monday Post (12 March 2018) – Outlier?

My weekly search for a Monday Post topic was met this week by a timeous e-mail from DS regular Leonard Norwitz.   Behind the scenes, Leonard and I have been conducting an occasional and not always well informed (mea culpa) e-mail conversation about our current photographic leanings. Mine are already

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#701. Monday Post (5 March 2018) – New camera?

#701. Monday Post (5 March 2018) – New camera?

Can you remember a conversation like this over coffee, a few beers, or a casual lunch with a photo buddy?   “I think I’m going to buy a new camera. It’ll help me get some better images and grow my skills.”   It might, but chances are, it’ll spend as

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#698. Monday Post (19 Feb 2018) – Come to the dark side, we have pixels.

#698. Monday Post (19 Feb 2018) – Come to the dark side, we have pixels.

Photo podcaster Matt Payne, recently published an interesting article on PDNPulse entitled : A Treatise on Landscape Photography’s Dark Side. It covers the digital-age old topic of digital photography editing and its impact on photography as art. Nothing new here but some compelling points are made.     My position

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#696. Monday Post (12 Feb 2018) – Ennui

#696. Monday Post (12 Feb 2018) – Ennui

Maybe I’m waiting for the annual visit of the Cape Doctor (south easterly wind) to end. Or maybe it’s the dangerous lack of rain and city-stopping drought we’re facing down here. I’m not sure.   What I do know is that my usual January/February morning forays have been few and

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#694. Monday Post (5 Feb 2018) – Analog a prioris

#694. Monday Post (5 Feb 2018) – Analog a prioris

This AnOther article by Holly Black (Inside the Surreal World of Playboy’s Centrefolds) dissects the aesthetics and the surreal worlds suggested by the worlds inhabited by the sexy ladies on the centerfold. It’s an interesting read but it’s the frame around the images that gave me a sock (yeah, I’m

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