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dflory's Blog


Hello. Though I would never describe myself as a photographer, I enjoy taking photos, and using the 'digital darkroom' to make the best of the few that turn out Ok. Hope you find something here you like.
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  • Manual focusing and close-ups.

    I spend a lot of time (nowadays) viewing photographs online, or just reading about photography in general, techniques, equipment, blogs etc. Recently I have tried my hand at some close up and macro photography, and soon realised manual focusing was r...0

    21 Mar 2021 3:19PM  |  Read


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  • Moon musings

    Many people ask me why I usually have a compass about my person, and is it because I need it to get home after a heavy session up the pub? Well, there are several reasons, but here is the most obvious. I saw a photo once of a Tower on a Hill, simila...0


    14 Mar 2021 6:16PM  |  Read


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  • A visit to the Chemist

    Back in the 70s, I would guess the cost of a can of film and developing was on average £2.50 for 24 prints. I used to eagerly pop up the chemist a few days later and be immediately underwhelmed with the results of my labours. 24 shots might equal ...0


    8 Mar 2021 10:37PM  |  Read


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  • How Many???

    As I was sorting out my gear the other day, my better half asked me “How many cameras have you actually got”? This could be a leading question, like the time she asked how many guitars I really needed. “Well, just the two dear, Oh, I forgot 3, thoug...0


    5 Mar 2021 1:46PM  |  Read


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  • Getting down and dirty

    I took some photographs recently of some crocus in the garden. Because I wanted some extreme close up shots, I had to get down on my knees, supporting the camera on a tabletop tripod made for a small compact camera, and severely under-qualified for ...0


    28 Feb 2021 7:24PM  |  Read


    Views : 211

  • To Blog or not to Blog

    Somebody suggested I do a blog. I thought why? I don't consider myself a particularly good photographer, and compared to the majority of folks on Epz not very knowledgeable about the art either. I often peruse the blogs on Epz and don't particularly ...0

    26 Feb 2021 11:13AM  |  Read


    Views : 483