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conrad

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  • Frustrated

    I've reached the point where I wish that I could load an old-fashioned battery in my camera - the kind you bought in the shop, put in, used for a year, and then replaced. I'm so frustrated by now, it's not nice. Since last year I've had some probl...

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    3 Jun 2014 11:26AM | Read

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  • Stunningly Beautiful

    People who've known me since my youth, will remember that I was a shy boy. Not exactly the bold type, if you know what I mean. And although I've developed since then, in some ways I still am that shy little boy. And I'm painfully aware of that again ...

    26 Feb 2014 11:40AM | Read

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  • The No Squirrel Photo Blog Post

    This is terrible! Another blog post without a photo! My own fault this time, though. I suppose I should always assume there will be photo opportunities when I go out. Admitted, I often use my iPhone to cover eventualities, but that doesn't always ...

    17 Dec 2013 12:00PM | Read

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  • The No-Photo Photo Blog Post :P

    I've been carrying around my camera for weeks now, convinced that with the conditions of the season I would be able to shoot some nice pictures. But no - no pictures! Well, not with my regular camera, that is. I did take a few quickies with my iPhone...

    25 Nov 2013 2:36PM | Read

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  • Rather Large

    I hate the weather in autumn, but we do see some wonderful-looking things around us, don't we. I know it all turns into a dirty mess in the end, but all those coloured leaves are great - for a while. And don't you just love all the mushrooms everywhe...

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    8 Nov 2013 2:33PM | Read

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  • McSkyscape

    What do you do when you see a really nice sky just before sunset, but you're en route to an appointment, you've only stopped to fill up with fuel, and there's something in the way that you wouldn't normally consider suitable for a nice skyscape? Y...

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    4 Oct 2013 4:24PM | Read

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  • I Don't Know What's More Frustrating

    So many times I've gone to a nice photo location, only to have my photo outing ruined by horrible or dull weather, or a total lack of good light. I do always try to make something of it, of course, but it can be very disappointing, going to a nice lo...

    11 Sep 2013 9:34AM | Read

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  • From the IPhone Film Roll Archive

    I spotted a hitherto unnoticed usable shot in the archive with my iPhone Film Roll photos, and thought I'd do something with it. So, from a quick Mumbles visit on a Wales trip, processed with the Snapseed app, here it is:

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    5 Sep 2013 12:04PM | Read

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  • Jurassic Park

    I don't often see things in real life that remind me of the Jurassic Park films, but last weekend I did. I had no idea what this was at first, had to read the sign to shed some light on the matter, but 'Jurassic Park' really was the first thing I tho...

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    29 Aug 2013 3:38PM | Read

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  • Selfie

    The Oxford Dictionary adds about a thousand new words a year, and today a list of new additions to the online dictionaries was announced. Among them one term that not only holds interest for me as a linguist, but also as an amateur photographer: 'sel...

    28 Aug 2013 9:02AM | Read

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  • Photography Quote

    This quote by my favourite author, P.G. Wodehouse, made me smile: 'There are no [portrait] photographs nowadays. Only "camera portraits" and "lens impressions." The full face has been abolished. The ideal of the photographer is to eliminate the si...

    27 Aug 2013 4:45PM | Read

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  • Photo Location Parking Frustrations

    It happens to me so often I couldn't possibly count how many times: you're driving along some road, and you see a wonderful photo location. But there's nowhere to park the car, or even to stop (legally). So the photo location disappears into your rea...

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    21 Aug 2013 11:43AM | Read

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  • Open to Suggestions

    I just had a look at my first upload ever on ePhotozine: Jousting Knights of Powderham. (Unbelievable, that was nine whole years ago, on the 6th of August 2004 - how time flies!) And I noticed something I'd forgotten about, but which was very helpful...

    16 Aug 2013 6:27PM | Read

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  • Ugly Bugger

    On holiday I visited a place that was a bit of a cross between a museum and a zoo - if I had to choose which of the two it was, I really couldn't tell you - they had exhibits that had nothing to do with animals, films, and there were also different k...

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    9 Aug 2013 10:24AM | Read

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  • I Still Can"t Get Used To It

    Over the decades, and now that we're already in the 21st century I suppose you could even say 'through the ages', travel photography has seen many changes - especially in the size of the cameras. Initially, of course, you needed transportation for wh...

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    23 Jul 2013 8:30PM | Read

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