#566. The Monday Post (6 March 2017)

#566. The Monday Post (6 March 2017)

Celebrity photographers are probably a bit less visible than they were a year or so back. Then, it was hard to trawl the Web, open a newspaper, or read a book without being confronted by some kind of publicity for some snapper, or other.   They’re still around and my

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#540. Your experience may vary

#540. Your experience may vary

  Much of DS’ content this past year has been gear-related; lens comparisons, Zeiss’ Otii, Sony cameras v everything else, different software comparisons and despite our best intentions and efforts, little of it really conclusive. Personal preference remains the real test.         Trawling my usual list of

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#476. The making of InSight: Venice – part 2

#476. The making of InSight: Venice – part 2

  71+km, seven days in and Venice continues to demand interest, attention and a photographer’s eye.   These kilometres are walked, not travelled on a vaporetto, train or other public vehicle. Around 10km a day is an excellent way to see any city and Venice is no exception.   I’ve

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#475. The making of InSight: Venice – part 1

#475. The making of InSight: Venice – part 1

Airport security concerns aside, it’s never just as simple as jumping on a plane from Cape Town to anywhere. As DS readers in Alaska and New Zealand will doubtless concur, there’s almost always a connecting flight, transfer times and an eventual arrival at one’s destination at the least convenient moment.

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#467. Mirrorless. Full frame. Nikon F mount. Any time you’re ready.

#467. Mirrorless. Full frame. Nikon F mount. Any time you’re ready.

      As is often the case, an e-mail sparked these thoughts.   This one arrived from Bob Hamilton, in response to a note and a photograph shot using my new X-Pro2 coupled to my much loved Zeiss 25mm Biogon. It wasn’t an especially exciting image, taken on the

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#465. X-rated photography – and the X-Pro2 wrap-up

#465. X-rated photography – and the X-Pro2 wrap-up

23 March. Home.   To recap; a few days in Singapore – our favourite city in the world – followed by a quick trip up to George Town (Penang), to remind ourselves how much we enjoy being there, too.         In part 1, the X-Pro2 was brand

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  • #460. We take photographs, but we make art

#460. We take photographs, but we make art

On occasion, I’ve been known to resemble Google’s StreetView avatar. Not for my girth – that’s something else entirely – but rather my regular and entirely circular changes of opinion pointing to post processing.   Casually viewing the pages of Flickr, 500px et al will set the tone; photographs of

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#431. X-Pro1? A good call.

#431. X-Pro1? A good call.

Three months and a milestone birthday ago, I wrote Going a bit more Fuji; stopping the Leica itch (a quickie) about buying an X-Pro1 and being seriously excited at the prospect.     As it turns out, I was right to be. Although I was more than three years behind

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#413. On to Lucknow

#413. On to Lucknow

      The asthmatic high note tooting of Kenny G has accompanied our breakfasts and the lone dinner we’ve eaten in the hotel. Definitely not my choice as it makes me want to slash my wrists, but millions around the world are attracted to his vanilla cocktail style of

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#411. …and then you’ll be able to rememberise Varanasi

#411. …and then you’ll be able to rememberise Varanasi

      Saturday – we were advised last evening that today’s early afternoon flight west to Varanasi had been cancelled, the airline offering us an alternative at 04:30 to Delhi, several hours wait, then a flight all the way back to our intended destination. Or an airline switch that

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