#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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#612. Interview Cathy Bell

#612. Interview Cathy Bell

Cathy is a photographer I met through the Facebook group Cape of Storms – essentially Cape Town-based amateur and pro photographers, mostly shooting urban and rural landscapes.   In the year or so that I have known her, her work has improved radically, signposted by her posts on Facebook, referencing

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#607. WIP: Order in chaos

#607. WIP: Order in chaos

What is WIP Work In Progress (WIP) is a new series I just came up with. The goal is to share ongoing long-term concepts and photo series. We at DS talked a lot about personal development as a photographer, and, in my opinion, there’s little more pro than thinking in

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#590. The AF divide: A conversation of two convictions

#590. The AF divide: A conversation of two convictions

I recently overheard a conversation in a pub between two photographers which went like this:* #1 … It doesn’t matter! Imagine that on the upcoming model of the camera with vastly improved AF! Faster, more focus points, 98% coverage, always on-point … #2 But 6 months ago you said, the

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#573. Of chess, judo and beginner’s luck in Provence…

#573. Of chess, judo and beginner’s luck in Provence…

After having poked fun at Pascal in my Monday Un-post, it was my turn to be on the receiving end. I went down to Provence for a couple of days with the man I’d so copiously derided. We worked, but we still managed to fit a couple of shooting sessions

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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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  • #520. Route 66 – on the road 2
  • #520. Route 66 – on the road 2

#520. Route 66 – on the road 2

Progress to date: Thursday – Tulsa OK to Oklahoma City OK Friday – Oklahoma City OK to Shamrock TX Saturday – Shamrock TX to Tucumcari NM Sunday – Tucumcari NM to Santa Fé NM Monday – Santa Fé NM Tuesday – Santa Fé NM Wednesday – Santa Fé NM to

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#519. Route 66 – on the road 1

#519. Route 66 – on the road 1

  If it’s Wednesday, this must be Tulsa. A down day after around 700 miles (1150km) on Route 66. Not a huge distance for anyone living in South Africa, Australia, or the US and used to driving long distances, but quite a challenge on the single lane, less well maintained

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  • #507. Canola capers

#507. Canola capers

  Behind the scenes at DearSusan, the work goes on tirelessly. The e-mails buzz back and forth, occasionally delivering a co-operative effort worthy of publication. This is one such. It sped across the Interwebs between myself in Cape Town, Bob Harrison in Glasgow, Pascal in Provence and Philippe, who I

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  • #501. Summer in Scotland pt. 2

#501. Summer in Scotland pt. 2

  There’s no point in complaining about the weather in Scotland. It is what it is. National hero, Billy Connolly joked once that he didn’t need to see cloud symbols on the TV weather chart; “I know what fucking clouds look like!”   Elsewhere in the world, cloudy weather often

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