• #460. We take photographs, but we make art

#460. We take photographs, but we make art

On occasion, I’ve been known to resemble Google’s StreetView avatar. Not for my girth – that’s something else entirely – but rather my regular and entirely circular changes of opinion pointing to post processing.   Casually viewing the pages of Flickr, 500px et al will set the tone; photographs of

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#413. On to Lucknow

#413. On to Lucknow

      The asthmatic high note tooting of Kenny G has accompanied our breakfasts and the lone dinner we’ve eaten in the hotel. Definitely not my choice as it makes me want to slash my wrists, but millions around the world are attracted to his vanilla cocktail style of

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#411. …and then you’ll be able to rememberise Varanasi

#411. …and then you’ll be able to rememberise Varanasi

      Saturday – we were advised last evening that today’s early afternoon flight west to Varanasi had been cancelled, the airline offering us an alternative at 04:30 to Delhi, several hours wait, then a flight all the way back to our intended destination. Or an airline switch that

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  • # 391. Sony’s A7RII (formerly Leica it or not)
  • # 391. Sony’s A7RII (formerly Leica it or not)
  • # 391. Sony’s A7RII (formerly Leica it or not)

# 391. Sony’s A7RII (formerly Leica it or not)

Pre(r)amble This post started as a semi-rant as you’ll soon see. While I was dithering whether to click the post button, an e-mail conversation sprung-up between myself, Scottish photographer and friend Bob Hamilton and DS’ own Pascal Jappy. Predictably, they were both rhapsodising about their new A7RIIs, making my decision

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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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  • #372. Meandering

#372. Meandering

  ”’Ees gonna fucking kill yer.”   “Nah ee ain’t.”   “You said you was gonna rape ‘er – all me neighbours ‘eard you. ‘ats his girlfriend and ‘es an ABA. Ees gonna fuckin kill yer.”   “Bollocks.”   It’s 07:09. We forgot to buy milk for our morning coffee

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# 368. The Skye bit

# 368. The Skye bit

  Lunch was sublime, Cape Town’s best; fresh tuna carpaccio followed by spaghetti vongole for Mrs P and swordfish pasta for me. Washed down with a couple of glasses of more than acceptable local rosé and then, a quick trip to the airport.     Lunch? I’d promised Mrs P

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  • #358. The making of InSight: Singapore

#358. The making of InSight: Singapore

Almost anyone – whether they have been there or not – will tell you that the only reason to visit Singapore is to change planes, and/or shop.     Well no. At least not in this house.   Our first visit was in 2005 and again almost every year since.

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#355. A Sony lens for A$43

#355. A Sony lens for A$43

[Paul] A second article from Australia-based John Shingleton explores a bargain.   === I may be telling this story against myself, given my enthusiasm for Leicas and Leica lenses in particular, but this photo was taken with a lens which I bought for A$43 on eBay. In all it cost

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#298. Waiting for the wind to stop

#298. Waiting for the wind to stop

The Fuji’s frame counter now reads 109. This week’s wind – quite normal for the region at this time of year – has been hammering away making trying to do pretty much anything outside a bit of a challenge.   So, I’ve not had the practice with the X100 I’d

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