#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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#715. Monday Post (23 April 2018) – Finding a useful spot for my Smartphone in my photographic workflow

#715. Monday Post (23 April 2018) – Finding a useful spot for my Smartphone in my photographic workflow

Dullite ! The term, a contraction of Luddite and dullard, was coined by Lee “Captain” Anderton and Rob “Chappers” Chapman, the two men jointly responsible for wasting more of my life online than anyone else before. It’s also how I felt until recently, realising the photographic opportunity offered by Smartphones

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#714. A road trip on the Wild Atlantic Way

#714. A road trip on the Wild Atlantic Way

Last year in June, I travelled on the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland For many years, I wanted to spend a week of vacation completely dedicated to photography. And I must say that I was not disappointed, there is really a lot to see, beaches, cliffs, castles, incredible views, it’s

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#713. Does serious photography have to be obnoxious ?

#713. Does serious photography have to be obnoxious ?

So, dog years are nothing. It turns out 7 days in Scotland is worth 100 photographic years in most other places of the world. If you want to live long and prosper as a tog, may I suggest a trip up North for a bewildering variety of themes and locations

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#712. Monday Post (16 April 2018) – Pictures at an exhibition

#712. Monday Post (16 April 2018) – Pictures at an exhibition

Predictably, it’s raining. And damned chilly, with a cold easterly wind making being outside something only mad dogs and a few Englishmen would do.       Clearly, I’m one of the latter and braved the mist and drizzle; our 8th floor hotel aerie looks out over the Westfield centre

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#711. Monday Post (9 April 2018) – Covering all angles, blurring vision ?

#711. Monday Post (9 April 2018) – Covering all angles, blurring vision ?

Imagine starting over. Suddenly, you’ve got no gear but all the money in the world to buy anything you want. What do you get ?     The sad premise for this through process was co-author Philippe’s gear being stolen. Not that he can spare any amount to rebuild his

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#710. Un-destination photography Tasmania

#710. Un-destination photography Tasmania

Could Tasmania be classed as un-destination photography as decreed by Pascal and Philippe in #582. Un-destination photography in Aigues-Mortes, France First thoughts are no, let’s review the rules: Beautiful in its own way – tick Off the beaten path for all but local togs – tick Challenging, because of its lack

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#709. Travel and Street Photography in Phnom Penh: keep your distance

#709. Travel and Street Photography in Phnom Penh: keep your distance

In the second of three articles looking at different aspects of street photography and street portraiture in different cities in South East Asia, I look at the choice of focal length and the effect on the relationship with subjects when taking street portraits in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  If you missed

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#707. Rebooting DS

#707. Rebooting DS

A long time coming, night terrors, sweaty palms, constant fear. But it’s been worth it. I hope. Those of you who are faithful readers will know that DearSusan is a collaborative blog and that 10 of us take turns at writing fresh articles about topics that are dear to us

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#706. Taking French leave…

#706. Taking French leave…

    There are times in life when something happens, and you know that it is a sign. Weeks ago, I drafted (but never published) a post relating how my photography had ended up down a dead-end from the points of view of creation and self-expression.     Then, during

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