#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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#651. Best city for street photography: Lisbon *

#651. Best city for street photography: Lisbon *

OK, this is a bold statement. But let me clarify this more: * “in Europe”, “as far as I know” and “in my opinion”. Let me explain…     I stumbled upon Lisbon a couple of years ago during a business trip. Like many others, I didn’t have it high

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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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#642. Monday Post (10 September 2017): Trying not to be a Luddite

#642. Monday Post (10 September 2017): Trying not to be a Luddite

  Ten thousand songs in my pocket? Why would I want that? It’s just something else to carry around.   Phone. Camera. Separate items please. Why the hell would I want a telephone that took pictures?   Two instances (of many) when new technology has left me scratching my head

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#636. On (un-destination) location : Le Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris

#636. On (un-destination) location : Le Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris

A while back, 4 months ago according to our WordPress back office, we ran an article describing the importance of exhausting your subject to get the best out of it. The location used to illustrate this was the Louis Vuitton foundation, an airy display of glass spinnakers and arched wooden

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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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#630. Un-destination Provence : a day around Etang de Berre

#630. Un-destination Provence : a day around Etang de Berre

Marseilles strikes me as the ideal location for a photographic workshop. With a huge variety of subjects, impressive weather stats and easy access, but having not yet suffered the fate of Iceland as the obligatory go to destination for the serious tog, it strikes a perfect balance for anyone in

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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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#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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#618. A walk in Paris on a winters morning.

#618. A walk in Paris on a winters morning.

Paris is a city that I adore; walking its cobbled ancient streets and viewing its magnificent architecture is something I never tire of. This collection of images taken in the 4 & 5th Arrondissement’s on a cool and overcast morning a few days before last Christmas. Inspired by #613. A

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