#785. Monday Post (12 Nov 2018) – When you are lighter, you can climb higher… or vice-versa

#785. Monday Post (12 Nov 2018) – When you are lighter, you can climb higher… or vice-versa

DearSusan is a travel photo blog, but, if you think that the title of this post means I am taking you hiking, this is pure deceit on my part. Besides, if I did take you hiking, the possibility of it triggering a tsunami somewhere like Papua is altogether too great

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#777. Monday Post (15 October 2018) 341 – a milestone of sorts.

#777. Monday Post (15 October 2018) 341 – a milestone of sorts.

341 – Three for one. That’s what you’re getting today.     Post number 777 and to mark the occasion, three items, one from each of us. I suppose it was inevitable that the mention of threesomes would worm its way into our pre-publication discussions, leaving me (at least) puzzled

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#756. Monday Post (13 Aug 2018) – Messing with attribution

#756. Monday Post (13 Aug 2018) – Messing with attribution

It’s bad. It’s a problem for many photographers who have found their work used on the web without permission or credit. Something in the proliferation of ‘free’ data has somehow spread the idea that it was OK to take something given freely and use it for personal profit. Well, just

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#754. The Monday Post – refusing to let go

#754. The Monday Post – refusing to let go

There was a mild flutter in the DS hen coop last week. Seems film director’s Wim Wenders’ opinion that phone photography had sucked the life out of “real” photography, leaving it for dead, yet here he was seeking new nomenclature to describe this art.   That said, he did admit

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#753. The Monday (Guest) Post – Kirk Tuck’s take on Nikon’s mirrorless plans

Why I will absolutely rush to buy the new mirrorless Nikon but will probably never take possession of one…   Breathlessly waiting for the big announcement of Nikon’s mirrorless delivery date. I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, I can’t even drink coffee because I’m so excited to finally be able

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#745. (Monday Post 02 July 2018) – Further Adventures in La La Land

#745. (Monday Post 02 July 2018) – Further Adventures in La La Land

It was a fairly normal day.   I continued to argue* with the good bad folks who host (sic) the photos on my website, whilst preparing some event coverage quotes for a couple of perspective clients   *apparently that my photos no longer display because they rolled out an improved

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#732. Monday Post (4 June 2018) – Confessions of a repentent slut

#732. Monday Post (4 June 2018) – Confessions of a repentent slut

  First of all I have to confess, I was a slut. A bokeh slut. See post https://www.dearsusan.net/2017/05/20/596-bokeh-slut/ To the question: but why? my first 2 answers were: “because my mum taught me not to use the word w***e”, and “because I can”. A self-professed, unapologetic slut.     How

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#705. Monday Post (26 March 2018) The M9 dream four months on

#705. Monday Post (26 March 2018) The M9 dream four months on

Regular readers of DS may recollect my pseudo M9 review from a few months back, and if you can’t, then feel free to click here and you’ll find the article.   It’s been four months now, and I thought that you might like to know how the M9 and I

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#704. Monday Post (19 March 2018)

#704. Monday Post (19 March 2018)

It’s Tuesday and unusually, I’m writing next week’s Monday Post.   Already?   Posts don’t usually get written until Monday morning and after an intense struggle to find something interesting to write about.         That’s so, but I’m about to leave for several weeks on the road

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#686. Monday Post (8 Jan 2018) – Peak photo?

#686. Monday Post (8 Jan 2018) – Peak photo?

  The pundits continue to wrangle; have we reached Peak Oil, or passed it. Does it matter any more as new deposits continue to be found and slowly declining demand keeps the price around $60/bbl?   Consider that the world’s bovines fart and belch infinitely more in the way of

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