#833. Monday Post (18 Mar 2019) – March Challenge : Visual Haiku

#833. Monday Post (18 Mar 2019) – March Challenge : Visual Haiku

For our third challenge this year, we’d like to continue with the Japanese philosophical trend and dig even deeper, with something difficult : visual haiku.     Why difficult?   First because no easy definition of (poetry) haiku exists beyond the formal description. And that only works for the Japanese

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#829. Wabi-Sabi or… “L’Oeuvre du Temps”

#829. Wabi-Sabi or… “L’Oeuvre du Temps”

This is a guest post by Pascal Ravach whose photos of weathered walls struck me when he sent them over for the Wabi-Sabi challenge. What I found fascinating was that much of what you will see below has been copied by contemporary artists but here, gets done autmatically by the

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#828. Loving the smartphone more and more.

#828. Loving the smartphone more and more.

The digitalisation benefits of smartphones have been covered often enough in my posts not to warrant going deep into them again. Always-with-you pocket convenience is great. Superb performance in appropriate conditions, also. But knowing your pics are being backed-up and organised as you shoot may be the most satisfying of

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#826. The Hasselblad X1D. Take 2.

#826. The Hasselblad X1D. Take 2.

Few cameras have disrupted my worflow as much as the Hasselblad X1D. Or made me as happy. Here’s why.

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#825. Wabi Sabi & photography, part 2. Challenge results.

#825. Wabi Sabi & photography, part 2. Challenge results.

Assembling this post was once again one of those “what did I get myself into?” moments … How do you organise the photographs of others around such a philosophical concept as Wabi Sabi ? Well, this time, I chickened out, I simply am presenting your photographs with very little comment,

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#822. A Pwint is born. And the bleak(?) future of #PrintSwap.

#822. A Pwint is born. And the bleak(?) future of #PrintSwap.

With every DearSusan contributor finally running a fully functionnal printer, it’s time to reboot the #Printswap project. Or to kill it off?

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#820. An Un-light winter post

#820. An Un-light winter post

[Pascal] I’m delighted to introduce this first guest post from reader and frequent commentator Kristian Wannebo and hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. May it be the first in a long series 🙂 [/Pascal]     An un-light post, and, as well, an un-destination one.Very un-destinstion – as

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#819. Plan vs guidelines (and the Wabi Sabi challenge)

#819. Plan vs guidelines (and the Wabi Sabi challenge)

Can something be beautiful and ugly at the same time? Well, a brief 1-week tourist raid in Egypt was enough to radically change my feelings about the aesthetics of local dwellings from the cultural shock experienced on arrival.     To a pampered Westerner’s eye, urban scenes in the larger

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#815. Photography and Wabi-Sabi – part 1 & challenge

#815. Photography and Wabi-Sabi – part 1 & challenge

The concept of Wabi-Sabi is central to (some) Japanese aesthetics and separates it from what we Westerners have been taught to appreciate and strive for in all our undertakings : flawless perfection. Tourists flock to Kyoto’s Zen gardens from all over the world. And the stone, moss and gravel creations

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#814. Hasselblad X1D. Black to the future.

#814. Hasselblad X1D. Black to the future.

There’s a new kid on my block. It’s black, it’s Swedish and it scares the poop out of me.     After many months of pining and making co-author Philippe’s life misreable with my constant grumbling about my A7r2’s colours, it was time to man up and put my dollars

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