• #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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#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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