Monday Post
#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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#693. Monday Post (29 Jan 2018)

#693. Monday Post (29 Jan 2018)

  Incredulous; “You bought another Land Rover? Have you completely taken leave of your senses?”   Yes, I did and no I haven’t. Gone bat-shit, that is. I could have had a Land Cruiser, or even a Jeep, but I settled for another Landy.   As far as the Discovery

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#690. Monday Post (22 Jan 2018) – Photographing Sète (and welcoming a new contributor)

#690. Monday Post (22 Jan 2018) – Photographing Sète (and welcoming a new contributor)

Our Monday Posts are dedicated to personal points of view and newsworthy facts. Today, we welcome a new contributor, Michel Pampaloni, who hails from France and photographs a lot during his professional travels. You can find Michel’s work on 500px and his first DS post below. It is all about

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#689. Monday Post (15 Jan 2018) – Entropy

#689. Monday Post (15 Jan 2018) – Entropy

  In last week’s behind-the-scenes mail thread – another in the series of conversations that hold much of the DearSusan team together – someone pointed at this article on PetaPixel by Neil Rantoul.         In response, my un-penned response was “Aren’t we in danger of taking ourselves

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#686. Monday Post (8 Jan 2018) – Peak photo?

#686. Monday Post (8 Jan 2018) – Peak photo?

  The pundits continue to wrangle; have we reached Peak Oil, or passed it. Does it matter any more as new deposits continue to be found and slowly declining demand keeps the price around $60/bbl?   Consider that the world’s bovines fart and belch infinitely more in the way of

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#683. Monday Post (1 Jan 2018) – Wishin’ and hopin’

#683. Monday Post (1 Jan 2018) – Wishin’ and hopin’

Christmas is already fast becoming a memory and the euphoria of a completely new year surrounds us all. May your 2018 be as good as the wishes we have for ourselves.   So, last week’s Post covered selfies and some of our pictures of the year. This week and most

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#681. Monday Post (25 Dec 2017) – Eclecticism

#681. Monday Post (25 Dec 2017) – Eclecticism

  I sense that there are a few readers that have been with us throughout 2017, tasted our erudition, benefitted from our skills, learned from our experiences, tutted at our photographic expenditure and excess, yawned at our willingness to repeat ourselves, shaken their heads as we’ve tried, tested and fawned

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#679. Monday Post (18 Dec 2017) – Loose Ends?

#679. Monday Post (18 Dec 2017) – Loose Ends?

  December. Christmas is already the elephant in the room and as I’ve been out of the DearSusan loop for a couple of weeks road tripping, my thoughts turn to the penultimate Monday Post and what I can contribute.     A quick check to ensure my facilities remain largely

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