#654. Monday Post (9 October 2017): Travelling – the London Leg

#654. Monday Post (9 October 2017): Travelling – the London Leg

We’ve not forgotten the Monday Post. Holidays, work and other commitments just took over for a few days. Completely normal service should be resumed in a week or so.     Pete Turner’s death a couple of weeks ago both reminded and encouraged me to look at what I was/am

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#622. Photographic composition in theory and practice : what’s your story?

#622. Photographic composition in theory and practice : what’s your story?

You know the saying : “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach !”     Being a former uni teacher, the son of two teachers, the nephew of a teacher and having built my marketing career on educational content strategies, I’d naturally have to disagree and strongly believe that

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#550. More on Smartphones as cameras – and the OnePlus 3

#550. More on Smartphones as cameras – and the OnePlus 3

4 ! Google “OnePlus 3” and the first answer you get is 4. Beyond the hilarious search engine quirk, I’d like to share a few photographs made using this Chinese phone to illustrate the continuing progress made by the Smartphone industry in the photo arena. These were made by Theo

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  • #378. It’s dementia (of course)

#378. It’s dementia (of course)

  ”Bleedin’ dog. Bloody thing barks all the time. It’s got dementia. I’m gonna ‘ave it put down.”   “He’s a nice vet. Says ‘e put down a dog what was 29 last week. Musta been old.”   “And ‘ad bloody dementia just like ‘ers. ‘at’s why I’m ‘avin’ it

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#267. Every Story Tells a Picture: Canary Wharf Shuttle

#267. Every Story Tells a Picture: Canary Wharf Shuttle

I recently spent 12 days in London (yeah, Volume 2 of InSight: London is on the way, with touristy routes explored to complete the Off the Beaten Track volume 1!). During my scouting of Canary Wharf, a pedestrian passage immediately shouted Space: 1999 ! When I returned home a searched

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#265. How To Take a Great Travel Selfie

#265. How To Take a Great Travel Selfie

What? Really? Can a Travel Selfie be a worthy travel photography endeavour? 2013 Word of The Year for the Oxford University Press, the Selfie has become a worldwide phenomenon that had led many to think it was a recent fad and many others to debate the value of sefies as

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#187. Of Kiwis and time

#187. Of Kiwis and time

“Whatcha photographing mate?” It’s early November and I am standing on Wellington’s spectacular waterfront, close to the Maori-named national museum, Te Papa. The weather is overcast and I’m not sure how to answer this curious local. “Dunno. I’ll know when I get home and see what they look like then.”

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#49. Her Warhol Highness and her band

Andy said we would all have our fifteen minutes of glory. Well this is her chance. As we were walking in one of London’s lovely parks, we found this big house with lots of people around it. The crowd seemed to be waiting, as in anticipation of something of biblical

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#30. Beam me up

A few days ago, we were walking in Greenwich (regular readers are beginning to understand I like this place a bit ;)) and the improvised Olympic training ground that occupies the center of the park forced us round the back of the maritime museum. Inside, we found all the usual

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#27. Thames Industrial Sepia

One of the many features encountered along the Thames Walk between the Thames Barrier and Greenwhich is a gravel/tarmac factory that loudly crunches stones into powder, separating gravel sizes in various heaps and delivering its produce to nearby ships via elaborate pipes and belts. The whole caboogle is very geometrical

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