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Jul 31

#501. Summer in Scotland pt. 2

By paulperton | Travel Photography

  There’s no point in complaining about the weather in Scotland. It is what it is. National hero, Billy Connolly joked once that he didn’t need to see cloud symbols on the TV weather chart; “I know what fucking clouds look like!”   Elsewhere in the world, cloudy weather often forces the abandonment of photographic […]

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Looking NE along the Kogelberg - X-Pro2 and Fuji 16mm f1.4
May 30

#482. Fuji’s X-Pros do seascapes

By paulperton | Review

      It’s nearing the end of autumn – it’s been a fantastic summer down here on the Southern Tip (of Africa). The temperatures started to rise during October and by Christmas, we were all wondering where the seasonal winds had gone, as day after day passed in a welter of clear skies and […]

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Looking towards Glenelg
Jun 25

# 368. The Skye bit

By paulperton | Travel Photography

  Lunch was sublime, Cape Town’s best; fresh tuna carpaccio followed by spaghetti vongole for Mrs P and swordfish pasta for me. Washed down with a couple of glasses of more than acceptable local rosé and then, a quick trip to the airport.     Lunch? I’d promised Mrs P as she only leaves for […]

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Parting shot - D800e and 50mm f1.4
Oct 28

#290. Hurry up and wait.

By paulperton | Travel Photography

Wait. Wait. Wait. Monday. I’ve been waiting a week for the weather and wind gods to deliver a still pre-dawn and waste no time in sending an SMS message to Bernie, my photo buddy in the next village. It’s still not 05:00, but he’s up and about already – as enthusiastic about the conditions as […]

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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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Jun 20

#246. Shooting the tide

By paulperton | Travel Photography

Full moon was last week, but the tides down here on the Southern Tip have been pretty impressive for the last few days. Yesterday afternoon, there were some big rollers coming in from the South Atlantic – time for some wave shots.     Our particular stretch of coast is pretty rugged, with little beach […]

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