#726. Recovering highlights

#726. Recovering highlights

Paul Bruins – I call him the Man With Legs Like A Flamingo, as he is all of 6′ 5″ tall – is a Cape Town based photographer. I met Paul at a (Facebook) Cape of Storms photo meeting a couple of years ago and we’ve kept in occasional touch,

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#716. Zero Footprint

#716. Zero Footprint

South west Scotland. The fancifully named St John’s Town of Dalry, not far from Dumfries. A self-designed and built home, sustainable and incorporating as much eco-technology as possible.   A mammoth task and even during the building work, photographers Ted Leeming and Morag Paterson decided to make the magnificent scenery

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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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  • #643. Making the switch
  • #643. Making the switch
  • #643. Making the switch
  • #643. Making the switch

#643. Making the switch

Bob Hamilton is a regular contributor to DearSusan. He makes some interesting points here which might interest us all in this lengthy article.  ****************************************************************************  I’m getting on in years and have this increasing urge to push my personal envelope and, at the same time, do something which has a bit

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#638. The Greyton weekend

#638. The Greyton weekend

    I told Paul that I don’t do hills.   It’s not that I can’t, but ageing knees, a paucity of breath and ten or fifteen kilos of photo kit just don’t do it for me any more.   That seemed eminently sensible until Sunday morning, when Paul (Bruins)

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#633. Orkney (snork nie*)

#633. Orkney (snork nie*)

A post of two halves: my take, followed by DS-regular, Steve Mallett. Photographs as captioned.   ****************************************************************************   It was a shock at first, this hotel on the quayside at St Margaret’s Hope. Our townie attitudes immediately marking it down as old fashioned and no doubt, a mistake. We were

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#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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