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  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

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    I've been looking for this for a while and today I opened a box and there it was, somewhere safe. Putting things somewhere safe is usually a guarantee that they cannot be found. This small brass box is actually an original, not one of the later copie...

  • Avatar : dudler

    Stop just short of infinity

    I’ve built a good few of these blogs around what you might call ‘interesting cameras’ – the sort of thing that you may have seen once in a large secondhand window, or perhaps an eccentric friend had one once. (I am that eccentric friend: and it was ...

  • Avatar : dark_lord

    Sharpness, Does It Matter?

    Sharp images are what most of us strive for and indeed are encouraged by a variety sources from advertisements of the latest lenses to picture library editors. On the whole I like to see something sharp in an image as the focal point to draw me in a...

  • Avatar : dudler

    Tweet the sonnet

    I like summaries. But sometimes, they just don’t work… Imagine your favourite piece of music reduced to a single chorus or passage, or Line of Duty as a single episode. There’s a book that sets out the plot of all Shakespeare’s plays in two or three...

  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Lines, Angles and Shapes

    One of my early photographic infuences actually came from watching "The Avengers" on TV in the 1960s. It was very imaginative with shots lined up with the same sort of care that we would expect from a still image. It's worth looking up some old episo...

  • Avatar : dudler

    We shall not see their like again

    It’s a phrase we sometimes hear when somebody wants us to share a nostalgia they feel, and which they realise that we may not be particularly interested in. When I talked to my wife about the subject in my lead picture (and my gallery post today), s...

  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Lenses to Capture Birds By

    When shooting birds I generally am using either the SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm (APS-C format) or the SMC Pentax-FA J 73-300mm (Full Frame). This is probably long enough for most subjects, but for a more dedicated trip I would also use the HD Pentax-D FA ...

  • Avatar : dudler

    Always on her mobile – but does she want to be on

    Keith (Dark_Lord to those who don’t know him) posed a question about mobiles and models, and how the latter react to being photographed with the former. As it goes, I’d asked a few about this, very specifically, after EPZ published my article on usi...

  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Watch the Flowers Grow

    It is hard to beat nature, which is full of natural beauty, and no more so that with the glorious colour and texture of flowers and plants. They are a huge subject in themselves, so today a celebration of the mass of colour that they offer. I usually...

  • Avatar : dudler

    Early adopters, Beta testing, and pound-power

    One of the running battles in photography at the moment is between the die-hard DSLR users and those of us who have found new possibilities in mirrorless cameras – but this is just one skirmish in the war between change and the status quo. There are...

  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)

    Bank Holiday Monday. Does the sun ever shine? Not today anyway. I loaded up the Pentax K-3 II with SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm WR lens into my trusty Billingham Alice bag. Alice has been one of my favourite companions for a very long time and she travels ...

  • Avatar : dudler

    Pretentious? Moi?

    If you read magazines that talk about photography as an art, it won’t be too long before you come across the name Roland Barthes. You may feel bound to find out more: clearly, a writer of great influence. Now, I’ve recently fallen to the temptation,...

  • Avatar : RLF

    Always Look !

    Yesterday I tried to find some drills I bought a few months ago. I searched in the shed, garage and car port and was covered from head to toe in cobwebs and dust. My wife brought me a cob and a cup of tea into the garden for my lunch. After lunch I s...

  • Avatar : dudler

    Learning all over again

    I’ve had my new reading glasses – my first pair ever – for a few days, and I am finding them interesting, as they say in China. As in ‘may you live in interesting times!’ I’ve realised that while I know my way around the keyboard on my computer, I ...

  • Avatar : topsyrm

    52 for 2021 Week 17

    This week was a little different as we didn't get out much for various reasons I won't bore you with, however, we did take the opportunity to re-visit last week's location to try a Pano of the falls with the Fuji GFX 50S and 23mm lens. The GFX offers...

    • Posted by : topsyrm
    •  2 May 2021 9:00AM
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