#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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#697. I used and Otus but purchased a Milvus : 9 months on !

#697. I used and Otus but purchased a Milvus : 9 months on !

It’s 9 months since I took the step and bought my first Zeiss lens, it was the Milvus 1.4/50 after using Philippe’s legendary Otus 55 and 28 in Paris. See #614 I Used an Otus but purchased a Milvus     Since June the Milvus family has grown to:  

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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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#695. Promenade des Anglais, Nice, backstage.

#695. Promenade des Anglais, Nice, backstage.

  A quickie from Nice. France’s Miami. My wife is here for a 2-day conference so I decided to follow and work from the hotel. Fast WiFi and 5$ peanuts, what’s not to like ? 😉     Lunch time hunger. I leave the room in search of food with

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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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#692. Maxwell’s equations of watching others watching art ?

#692. Maxwell’s equations of watching others watching art ?

If I asked you “what is art?” you’d be right to close this window immediately. The eternal question has elicited numerous replies from pundits, none of which can satisfy everyone. While auction houses and collectors seem to agree on what constitutes valuable art, I’ve come to the conclusion that a

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#691. In the style of (imitation is the sincerest form of flattery)

#691. In the style of (imitation is the sincerest form of flattery)

Welcome to another DS collective blog post. This time, we are each paying homage to a master of the craft we admire by sending in pictures in which we imitate that person’s style, in one way or another. Copying has long been a method of learning certain techniques and, while

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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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#687. Bokeh is the new sharp. Of un-selfies and game reserves…

#687. Bokeh is the new sharp. Of un-selfies and game reserves…

  Bokeh is sharp? You readers must think I’ve over-indulged myself over the year-end celebrations. Not so…. alas!     Why is bokeh the new sharp? for a number of reasons. Let me rattle them off     Because we can. I already made that argument in my post “why

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#685. London or Sleepy Hollow?

#685. London or Sleepy Hollow?

Ever since we started collecting images and texts for the coming “Let There Be Light” project, the subject of light has started to grow more and more on me. In that spirit, here are a few images from a quick walk along the Thames in the area of Putney where

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