#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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#595. Two (and a bit) weeks, two cities and just one camera

#595. Two (and a bit) weeks, two cities and just one camera

What if it breaks down?   What if I want a wider view?   What if I want a longer view?         I almost succumbed and packed an X-Pro and a couple of lenses. Even as late as the morning of our departure, I reasoned that there

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#591. The Monday Post – Blogging DearSusan style (8 May 2017)

#591. The Monday Post – Blogging DearSusan style (8 May 2017)

  Over the years, I’ve collected several hundred URLs as bookmarks, each pointing to a photoblogger of one stripe or another. Lots of them have provided unwitting assistance, much of which has guided me well, others just offered direction, a daily image or some sage words.   Bored and between

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#586. The Monday Post – a news round-up (24 April 2017)

#586. The Monday Post – a news round-up (24 April 2017)

  The photographic media everywhere has been awash this past week with news of Sony’s A9 camera. Here at DS, we’ve exchanged a lot of e-mails about this new and possibly groundbreaking (if it delivers Sony’s hype) camera. Some of them might even be suitable for publication.   In short,

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#581. The Monday Post (10 April 2017)

#581. The Monday Post (10 April 2017)

  Monday. Post day. First up, some news:   Gizmodo says Nikon Tries to Right the Sinking Ship With a Stupid Swarovski Replica   I don’t get it either. The company seems to have lost the mainstream plot, has little or nothing new to offer, meanwhile loyal customers are wondering

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  • #578. The Monday Post – From this… (3 April 2017)
  • #578. The Monday Post – From this… (3 April 2017)
  • #578. The Monday Post – From this… (3 April 2017)

#578. The Monday Post – From this… (3 April 2017)

…to this     Two weekends ago, we sat in our hotel in London, waiting for a phone call that thankfully, never came.   Our house sitter had rung earlier in the day to tell us that a runaway veld (bush) fire and the seasonal southeasterly wind had teamed-up to

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#575. The Monday Post (27 March 2017)

#575. The Monday Post (27 March 2017)

  I promised myself I’d write a grumble-free Monday Post this week. Twelve words in and I’m doing OK so far…   First up – one good reason for being a Fuji shooter – kaizen – according to Wikipedia; activities that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from

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  • #574. Travel portraits in Asia
  • #574. Travel portraits in Asia
  • #574. Travel portraits in Asia
  • #574. Travel portraits in Asia

#574. Travel portraits in Asia

This new guest post is from frequent comment contributor Adrian who is sharing some interesting insights on how a vision evolves in time. The underlying topics of thinking about projects and specialisation are particularly noteworthy. Thanks Adrian. Quick bio below : I have been a keen amateur photographer for over

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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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