Sep 06

#1137. Open Letter

By Bob Kruger | News , Uncategorized

I only became aware of the Dear Susan community a few years ago. With interest I followed, then timidly I posted a few photos, then I submitted a few articles. The response has been nothing but positive. I don’t know how Pascal Jappy has nurtured this experience, but his vision has provided nothing but encouragement […]

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Sep 03

#1136. Revoir ma Normandie

By Pascal Ollier | Travel Photography

One of the many consequences of the ‘rona on travel is that airlines had to completely revisit their routes. Many of them were cancelled, momentarily or long term. To reach my destination during recent travels, ie the Brittany coast of France, taking the car thus became the favoured option, allowing for pit stops on the […]

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Aug 30

#1135. Photographic Purpose

By Bob Kruger | How-To

I’ve been taking pictures for a long time. Only recently have I taken pictures with a purpose. For many years I have taken pictures serendipitously, what Pascal calls “grabbing” (DS # 1134). That approach was my staple for many years, but the more I shoot the more I veer from grabbing. I’m getting too old […]

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Aug 23

#1134. In Defense of Grabbing

By pascaljappy | Opinion

To me, the best photograph is unexpected. But a lot in our hobby, from carefully planned workshops, to the very existence of tripods, to photo-journalism, to competition rules, to studios … says otherwise.   It all started with an exquisite piece of writing by Thorsten von Overgaard sent to me by Philippe, which begins with […]

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Aug 18

#1133. More London Photography. Fluid Architecture?

By pascaljappy | Opinion

I’ve been photographing London for as long as I’ve had access to a camera. It’s always fascinated me for its shape-shifting architectural abilities. Are those threatening its appeal, now, though?   To me, the spectrum of “architectural” travel photography covers at least three stages, each equally interesting but attracting different types of creators and spectators […]

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Aug 12

#1132. Coming back to life

By Paul Perton | Travel Photography

If I wasn’t so dedicated to maintaining acquaintances and friends, I might have forgotten DearSusan over the last year or so. Still COVID-marooned in the UK, I have a slightly different world view to many, but still suspect that the pandemic had wrought damage we haven’t yet contemplated, much of it deeply psychological. Behaviour patterns […]

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Aug 03

#1130. Celebrating a wasp which does not sting

By Pascal Ollier | Opinion

Among the icons that define the Italian peninsula, one which was developed shortly after World War II definitely stands high, the Vespa Scooter. Its inception recently featured in a Netflix movie as the famous motorcycle celebrates its 75th birthday this year; that has prompted the AutoWorld center in Brussels to put up a spectacular exhibition […]

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