• #662. Monday Post (30 Oct 2017) – Travel redux

#662. Monday Post (30 Oct 2017) – Travel redux

    Monday. Post day and not a thing to wear publish.   That’s not altogether true, but most of the other Susans are toiling away making a crust or two, while I’ve just got back from a (friend’s birthday) weekend in Jozi (Johannesburg). The least I can do then

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#659. Monday Post (23 Oct 2017) – LightGloom and a sojourn in Stockholm

#659. Monday Post (23 Oct 2017) – LightGloom and a sojourn in Stockholm

  There have been many words written about Adobe, its subscription model for software usage and the often dubious benefits attached to the lock-in it delivers. That is the public-facing story. Behind the scenes, most photographers fume at Adobe’s arrogance and many have already deserted the platform for a more

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#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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#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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  • #613. A summer’s day in Newcastle

#613. A summer’s day in Newcastle

Just a collection of photographs. One day. 24 hours. High summer. 12 degrees C. Windy. Raining.   High drama on the High Level Bridge. The police boat waiting downstream stood down about ten minutes after I took this shot, so I’m assuming the jumper was talked down.      

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#595. Two (and a bit) weeks, two cities and just one camera

#595. Two (and a bit) weeks, two cities and just one camera

What if it breaks down?   What if I want a wider view?   What if I want a longer view?         I almost succumbed and packed an X-Pro and a couple of lenses. Even as late as the morning of our departure, I reasoned that there

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