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Jul 15

#497. Around the house

By paulperton | Travel Photography

  July is the time we get together with old friends for a week of fishing and hedonistic self-indulgence in Scotland. These friendships date back to the ‘70s in Johannesburg and since our many happy times together there, everyone has made their homes elsewhere, most back here in the UK.   So, this week in […]

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Kogel Baai morning
Sep 14

#277. Fighting off Otus envy.

By paulperton | Opinion

Zeiss’ 55mm Otus doesn’t stir me much. Of course, I want one; I’m a photographer after all. But I’ve got an ancient 50mm f1.4 manual focus AI Nikkor that delivers fantastic images and I still haven’t learned to get the best out of it yet. Besides which, it was a US$96 eBay buy. Zeiss’ monster […]

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Aug 14

#266. Watery. On purpose.

By paulperton | How-To

Full of them, the Internet is. Watery pictures. Soft, silky and even plastic looking. Golden brown falls, tannin-rich, ethereal. Even the ocean seems to respond well to a careful photographer. Yeah, I know it’s all pretty straightforward, but several years shooting the ocean and local streams has given me a set of basics; simple rules […]

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Jul 29

#261. Menu envy. Not.

By paulperton | Opinion

Many pundits flesh out their reviews with (usually) lengthy and often caustic gripes about interfaces – the way the camera communicates with you and how easy it is to set, or change a specific function. Read any Web review. There’s always a section on the menus and how hard (usually) or easy (rarely) it is […]

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Dec 14

#187. Of Kiwis and time

By paulperton | News , Opinion

“Whatcha photographing mate?” It’s early November and I am standing on Wellington’s spectacular waterfront, close to the Maori-named national museum, Te Papa. The weather is overcast and I’m not sure how to answer this curious local. “Dunno. I’ll know when I get home and see what they look like then.” The Kiwi shrugged and wandered […]

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