#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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#591. The Monday Post – Blogging DearSusan style (8 May 2017)

#591. The Monday Post – Blogging DearSusan style (8 May 2017)

  Over the years, I’ve collected several hundred URLs as bookmarks, each pointing to a photoblogger of one stripe or another. Lots of them have provided unwitting assistance, much of which has guided me well, others just offered direction, a daily image or some sage words.   Bored and between

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#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

  Pascal’s last Monday Post might have been an easy to skip piece for many of you. After all, the Interwebs delivers incredible stuff – right to your desktop.   Indeed it does. It also does some bad things, too.           Here’s one; it’s my story,

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#536. The Agonies of Indecision

#536. The Agonies of Indecision

Author Chris Gibbons is a journalist, radio and TV broadcaster and marketing/management consultant, living in Knysna in South Africa.   Morocco was imminent. I’d not been there before but Lonely Planet’s guide book laid out a tempting array of delights for the casual travelling photographer. Apparently I could take my

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#533. Japan – on the streets

#533. Japan – on the streets

A final Japan post to bring together a collection of black and white images – OOC JPGs using Fuji’s Acros emulation – shot on the streets of Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka. Mainly shot with the X-Pro2 and either 23mm f1.4 or 35mm f1.4.            

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#531. Osaka colour

#531. Osaka colour

Osaka. Huge industrial city. Busy.   Another view of modern Japan, in that it’s a city of contrasts; brutally, digitally modern alongside glimpses of a different life, more cultured and ordered. Much as it’s been for centuries.   Tech note; all images shot with the Fuji X-Pro2 and either Fuji’s

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#528. Kyoto colour

#528. Kyoto colour

Kyoto. A city with links to Japan’s history, stretching back centuries.   We managed a couple of days – a kind of taster visit, to help us decide if we wanted to spend longer next time.   Yes. We do. It’s a great city.   What does it look like?

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  • #527. Nagoya colour

#527. Nagoya colour

Last week Tokyo. This week, Nagoya.   Continuing the theme started in the capital – rich Fuji-style chroma colour.   There’ll be more images from Kyoto and Osaka shortly, perhaps a collection of faces collected from our tour across the country. In the meantime, here’s Nagoya.        

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