#857. Afrika Burn 2019

#857. Afrika Burn 2019

  Last year’s Afrika Burn was my first. A second Burn this year leaves me something of a vet(eran) and able to skip the intro, which I’m sure you read avidly this time last year.   Once again, I managed the rock strewn road up from Ceres and back without

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#851. Monday Post (29 April 2019) – Am I missing something?

#851. Monday Post (29 April 2019) – Am I missing something?

  Two days running I’ve received pre-release announcements from software companies making post processing applications for photographers.   The first came yesterday, with On1’s blare about its upcoming 2019.5 release and this morning, I found an e-mail from Skylum, trumpeting its latest Luminar AI-based wonder.   On1’s Photo RAW has

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#838. Leaving home. Coming home.

#838. Leaving home. Coming home.

Of necessity, this is a long post – lots of words, that is. You have my apologies up front and can do a TL:DR and scroll down to the photographic content should you want.   I’m pretty much off topic here, but hope you’ll bear with me – there are

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#831. Wabi Sabi in action

#831. Wabi Sabi in action

I met Nancee Rostad at a photography workshop in Page, AZ some years ago. I really enjoyed her abstract, colourful work and have one of her prints at home. We became photobuddies and keep in (ir)regular touch as our lives continue on two different continents. Nancee lives near Seattle and

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#823. We’re going nowhere

#823. We’re going nowhere

The two seem to go hand in hand; a hobby (or profession) and reading about it on the Web. For me, steam trains and the many railway preservation blogs are a significant part of my daily/weekly read. I don’t live near a preservation railway and the regular posts are a

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#821. Monday Post (18 Feb 2019) New camera making you happy? Here at DS, we’re not all convinced.

#821. Monday Post (18 Feb 2019) New camera making you happy? Here at DS, we’re not all convinced.

Do you suppose that any of the leading camera companies really listen to us, their customers? Lots of the Fuji fanboois were blogging their little hearts out last week because their favourite camera company was asking what they‘d like to see next in their lens roadmap and development agenda(s).  

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  • #818. Four days in the Shetlands for Up Hele Aa

#818. Four days in the Shetlands for Up Hele Aa

From the official Web site:   Up Helly Aa, which takes place in Lerwick, Shetland, on the last Tuesday in January every year. Up Hele Aa involves a series of marches and visitations, culminating in a torch-lit procession and the burning of a galley.    The following Wednesday is a

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#808. Monday Post (14 Jan 2019) – Just one thoughtless person…

#808. Monday Post (14 Jan 2019) – Just one thoughtless person…

    You may be aware that we’ve been besieged in the Kogelberg region, by huge veldt fires since New Years Eve. The area is a United Nations Biosphere – the biodiversity is believed to be greater than anywhere else on the planet; more than 1500 distinctly different forms of

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#805. What’s in my bag? Part 2

#805. What’s in my bag? Part 2

So. I’m going out to wander the streets. I want to disappear, so as to be able to get the shots I want. Unlike many street photographers, I don’t want my subject(s) to see me. I think capturing a posed image is (in the main) not really the essence of

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#799. What’s in my bag? Part 1

#799. What’s in my bag? Part 1

I doubt I can put a figure to it, but there have been any number of times I’ve left the house, kitted-up for an early morning, or evening shoot only to be en route to my chosen location and discover my most important item of all has been left behind.

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