Category Archives for "Opinion"

Nov 18

#1242. Tree and leaf

By Kristian Wannebo | Opinion

… towards autumn’s end. I have to admit that I stole the title. Tree and Leaf is one of J. R. R. Tolkien’s short stories (published together with his essential essay On Fairytales). It is about a painter and his fate in a strict society – until he departs for the mountains on the horizon. […]

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Oct 21

#1237. Creation = stress?

By pascaljappy | Opinion

This stress is one of many options to explain (male) photographer’s constant GAS ๐Ÿ˜‰   Another quick post, to examine a thought that arose after listening to a HiFi dealer interview. My dealer. He explains that one of his customers, an orchestra conductor, owns an old and quite poor audio system. That man reconstructs the […]

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Oct 05

#1234. Seeking Growth in New Directions

By pascaljappy | Opinion

If numerology has any intuitive value, surely #1234 has to be about growth, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰   3-4 years ago, I purchased my X1D, thinking it would be the camera to end all camera-hunting. Yeah, right. How deluded can you be? ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† There’s good news about this subject. And there’s bad news.   The […]

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Sep 13

#1229. The futility of re-creation

By pascaljappy | Opinion

A beloved lost photograph and the opportunity to shoot it again, along with my attempts to emulate film in digital.   Above is one of my favourite personal photographs. Ironic, really, as landscape photography usually does very little for me. That photo – the source file – was lost to one of my many backup […]

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Jul 02

#1216. Celebrating photography!

By philberphoto | Opinion

All of us are photographers. Which means that we look at our craft “from within”. I find it a rich exercise to sometimes take a step back and look at it “from the outside”.   One of the values of this is to reconnect with how much photography has to give/offer, and to avoid taking […]

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Jun 07

#1207. Pooling my thoughts on climate change

By pascaljappy | Opinion

June 4th. 41ยฐC, 106ยฐF on the thermometer, in the South of France. Certainly the hottest weather I remember ever experiencing here, this early in the year. Thankfully, we have a pool. Shadow selfie by the pool   Gentle ripples of pure white sunlight diffract in shifting diamond outlines against the pale blue background of 7 […]

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