#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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  • #520. Route 66 – on the road 2
  • #520. Route 66 – on the road 2

#520. Route 66 – on the road 2

Progress to date: Thursday – Tulsa OK to Oklahoma City OK Friday – Oklahoma City OK to Shamrock TX Saturday – Shamrock TX to Tucumcari NM Sunday – Tucumcari NM to Santa Fé NM Monday – Santa Fé NM Tuesday – Santa Fé NM Wednesday – Santa Fé NM to

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#517. Yes, we do plan to motor west

#517. Yes, we do plan to motor west

  Chicago Last time we were here, it was almost winter time and not very warm. With the wind chill added in, cold enough to make me head straight for the nearest North Face emporium to buy some breeze-proofing. Fortunately, this time we’re better prepared, but the Windy City is

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#515. Road trippin’

#515. Road trippin’

It wasn’t planned like this. It just happened; one minute I was doing something or other and the next moment, I realised the absolute alignment of two entirely different facts.   Huh?   Here’s a clue:   Well if you ever plan to motor west Just take my way that’s

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#464. DS HotSpot: 4 tips to photograph the Grand Canyon (duh!)

#464. DS HotSpot: 4 tips to photograph the Grand Canyon (duh!)

Photograph the Grand Canyon! Some tip, right? Thousands of readers will be amazed to hear that DearSusan recommends the Grand Canyon as a photographic HotSpot, no doubt … Bear with me, though, as it’s recently become obvious to me there’s quite a bit more to the Grand Canyon, for photographers,

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#454. Valerie Millett interview

#454. Valerie Millett interview

If you are a regular photo blog reader, the name Valerie Millett won’t be a surprise. Her landscape (see her Web site here) work in the American south west and the badlands is building her a solid reputation for having a fine eye. After spotting her work on the Luminous

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#427. Canyon de Chelly on horseback. Travel photo the hard way ;)

#427. Canyon de Chelly on horseback. Travel photo the hard way ;)

  The phone call was a mildly disappointing experience. In my naive mind, South of France calling Navajo Nation should have entailed far more obstacles than linguistics alone might suggest, but life has moved on since John Ford and contact was swift, easy and very kind. Though not without issues

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#390. Irregular Frames. Art or Gimmick?

#390. Irregular Frames. Art or Gimmick?

Enter any photographic contest and, unless the rules explicitly forbid it, you will find a great many submissions displaying a bewildering variety of frames, from the humble white border to the most elaborate simile-woodwork monstrosity. The fact is that frames do a lot to boost a photograph. It seems sharper,

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#386. Feeling Blue in Arizona ?

#386. Feeling Blue in Arizona ?

“Arizona, the Grand Canyon state”. Or so say the local registration plates that do not support a local sports team or a personal 1-word mission statement. Seems a tad reductive, though. There are so many canyons around here and they come in all shapes, sizes and … colours.During my trip,

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#385. A Black & White walk along Phoenix’s Holbert Trail

#385. A Black & White walk along Phoenix’s Holbert Trail

Let’s pause the travelogue for a while. For those of you who don’t get what I’m on about, my past few posts have been about pretty sites a long drive away from my lovely holiday home in Phoenix : Grand Canyon, Holbrook, Monument Valley, Biosphere. But my real photo love

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