I have been a member of Flickr since 2006 and of Instagram for 8 years and I’m asking myself now, what is it I want from these platforms? I stopped using Flickr in 2018 as I got exhausted and fed up with the constant adding to groups, people liking my images and then asking me … Continue reading To share or not to share?
Category: Blog Years
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As with everyone else on this planet of ours, during 2020 I and my family had to come to terms with the COVID-19 pandemic and like everyone else had to endure lockdowns in order to safeguard ourselves and the NHS. During this time my photography, apart from those images taken in my garden and during … Continue reading Delayed Continuity
I have just finished an amazing book by photographer Matt Black. This beautiful tome is called American Geography in which he documents the 100,000 miles and 46 American states that he has travelled through since 2015. The book looks at the conditions of poverty, powerlessness and prejudice that are inflicted on the poorer people of … Continue reading American Geography
A Polarized view
I had my first eye checkup at the opticians for two years last month and consequently ordered two pairs of glasses. One “normal” pair and the other a prescription pair of sunglasses. My prescription is for varifocals which, as I know to my cost, can vary in the accuracy in which the new spectacles are … Continue reading A Polarized view
Too much sky!
In the Fullness of Time - Vindolanda I have been using my new Fujifilm XF10-24mm f/4.0 MK II quite a lot recently, and it really is a superb lens. The contrast and sharpness across the frame are excellent and the focussing is positive and consistent. But one thing has become quite obvious - when taking … Continue reading Too much sky!
At the moment I have three Fujifilm camera bodies; the X-T4, the X-Pro2 the X100F. To go with these bodies I have the following lenses: XF18mmF2 RXF23mmF2 R WRXF35mmF2 R WRXF16-80mmF4 R OIS WRXF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OISXF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WRXF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS The other day I was putting the X-T4 back on the shelf when … Continue reading Lens Cull
As I said in my previous post about my book Yesterday News, whilst it was being printed, I was actually still working on the first volume in the set which is called Diverse Selection. It has now been printed by Bob Books and once again I think they have done a really good job on … Continue reading Diverse Selection
Film – A Slight Problem
My previous two posts based on trying to get my wife’s old Olympus Trip 35 camera, Film - A Slight Return and Film - A Slight Return 2 explain that we were quite hopeful that everything was working on the old camera. We have now put two films through the camera, both Kodak Gold 200. … Continue reading Film – A Slight Problem
Yesterdays News – today
After my last post about being interviewed by Bob Books for my recently published book “Yesterdays News” using their software and printing facilities, I found out today that it has also been chosen by them as the May 2021 Book of the Month. This is brilliant news and something I did not expect. I am … Continue reading Yesterdays News – today
During the winter lockdown I was, luckily, kept busy photographically by my 365 project, the monthly projects set by my camera club and also by a couple of book projects I was working on. These two projects were based on placing my two Royal Photographic Society distinction in book form. I have made several photo … Continue reading Yesterdays News