#716. Zero Footprint

#716. Zero Footprint

South west Scotland. The fancifully named St John’s Town of Dalry, not far from Dumfries. A self-designed and built home, sustainable and incorporating as much eco-technology as possible.   A mammoth task and even during the building work, photographers Ted Leeming and Morag Paterson decided to make the magnificent scenery

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#713. Does serious photography have to be obnoxious ?

#713. Does serious photography have to be obnoxious ?

So, dog years are nothing. It turns out 7 days in Scotland is worth 100 photographic years in most other places of the world. If you want to live long and prosper as a tog, may I suggest a trip up North for a bewildering variety of themes and locations

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#672. The Sony A9. Will it fly as a wildlife camera?

#672. The Sony A9. Will it fly as a wildlife camera?

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words. Well, here’s an 8 000 word review that involves little reading! Took a wee trip into the hills of the Southern Highlands on Tuesday to a location where I was pretty certain, from previous experience, I’d get some shots of Red

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  • #643. Making the switch
  • #643. Making the switch
  • #643. Making the switch
  • #643. Making the switch

#643. Making the switch

Bob Hamilton is a regular contributor to DearSusan. He makes some interesting points here which might interest us all in this lengthy article.  ****************************************************************************  I’m getting on in years and have this increasing urge to push my personal envelope and, at the same time, do something which has a bit

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#615. 48h of photography in Edinburgh – where to go ?

#615. 48h of photography in Edinburgh – where to go ?

I’ll leave the ooh and ahs to tourist guides and go straight to the point : if you’ve never been to Edinburgh and love photography, you’re in for a mighty treat. The city has an energy and grandeur that’s palpable in photography and it offers a wonderful variety of subjects

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#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

  Pascal’s last Monday Post might have been an easy to skip piece for many of you. After all, the Interwebs delivers incredible stuff – right to your desktop.   Indeed it does. It also does some bad things, too.           Here’s one; it’s my story,

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#500. Summer in Scotland pt. 1 The North Coast 500

#500. Summer in Scotland pt. 1 The North Coast 500

  Driech* is pretty much how the weather has been in the far north for the last few days. Just as well we’re used to the vagaries of Scotland’s summers and have learned to pack accordingly. The local outdoor and fleece shops have done well enough from us in past

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#495. Three boats on Loch Farr

#495. Three boats on Loch Farr

There’s a full post on the way which will cover the past week’s wanderings in northern Scotland. Queue jumping it is this short piece, unplanned yesterday and un-thought of until just after 06:00 this morning.   The weather is very much as you see in the header image. At least

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#438. Skye, Harris & Lewis with a Leica S7

#438. Skye, Harris & Lewis with a Leica S7

After the visit of Paul (Perton) in early June and our meeting up on the island of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, the question was where to go with another photographic buddy but this time in late November when the weather is likely to be variable to say the least

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  • #381. The Spey gives in (after four years)

#381. The Spey gives in (after four years)

  A diaspora usually works in one direction; the population leave in search of fame and fortune elsewhere. My best buddy always joked that the Scottish exodus of the early 20th century was so great that you could go into the bar at the end of the Amazon and be

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