#620. Can fishermen have GAS too?

#620. Can fishermen have GAS too?

Surrounded by friends of many decades and places past, a week of salmon fishing on the Spey has become a part of our annual calendar. Filled with food, laughter, a more than adequate supply of booze and an occasional fishy catch, there are also quiet times in most days which

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  • #613. A summer’s day in Newcastle

#613. A summer’s day in Newcastle

Just a collection of photographs. One day. 24 hours. High summer. 12 degrees C. Windy. Raining.   High drama on the High Level Bridge. The police boat waiting downstream stood down about ten minutes after I took this shot, so I’m assuming the jumper was talked down.      

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#585. How many cameras do you own?

#585. How many cameras do you own?

By “own”, I actually mean “use”. So, how many cameras do you own and use, on a regular basis? And why?     On the top shelf of my home office lies a lovely Fujica 645 film-era camera, with bellows and with a superb 75mm lens. It’s there because the

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#572. You’re not listening to us

#572. You’re not listening to us

But perhaps you should.   The ongoing behind-the-DS-scenes conversation regarding post processing applications has woven our week together, allowing new inductee (and soon to appear on our hallowed Web pages) Adam Bonn, to find his feet in this august gathering of sometimes-like-minds.   The pros and cons of Lightroom, Photos,

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#566. The Monday Post (6 March 2017)

#566. The Monday Post (6 March 2017)

Celebrity photographers are probably a bit less visible than they were a year or so back. Then, it was hard to trawl the Web, open a newspaper, or read a book without being confronted by some kind of publicity for some snapper, or other.   They’re still around and my

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#546. The Monday Post (9 January 2017)

#546. The Monday Post (9 January 2017)

  2017 is barely underway and my curmudgeon-o-meter is already bashing against the stop.   How would you react to these earth shattering announcements?   Leica Rumors (Web site) is so plumb out of news that it’s just announced the competition winners for an M3-shaped tin container?   I suppose

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#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

  Pascal’s last Monday Post might have been an easy to skip piece for many of you. After all, the Interwebs delivers incredible stuff – right to your desktop.   Indeed it does. It also does some bad things, too.           Here’s one; it’s my story,

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#540. Your experience may vary

#540. Your experience may vary

  Much of DS’ content this past year has been gear-related; lens comparisons, Zeiss’ Otii, Sony cameras v everything else, different software comparisons and despite our best intentions and efforts, little of it really conclusive. Personal preference remains the real test.         Trawling my usual list of

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  • #539. The Monday Post (19 December 2016)

#539. The Monday Post (19 December 2016)

Not bad is it? The Monday Post (MP) that is.   Recent research has shown that most would-be bloggers give up at post no. 4. Admittedly, there are three of us here at DearSusan, but MP is already on post no. 4, so I’m signing-off on a round of pats-on-the

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#537. The Monday Post (12 December 2016)

#537. The Monday Post (12 December 2016)

Down here on the Southern Tip, Christmas and the country-wide holiday season edges closer, heralded by the opening of the crayfishing (rock lobster) season. The road outside the house is a parking lot this morning, as perhaps as many as 100 people arrive for their dip at harvesting freebies from

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