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Meike 12mm lens

Some of you may know that among the cameras I use there is a Fuji XT-1 and a Protech Photographic Infra red converted Fuji XE-1. Ever eager to make them even more usable I have obtained a 3rd party wide … Continue reading

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Weather or not ?

Our British obsession with the weather is something of a cliché but photographers have very good reasons to ‘chat about the weather’. As a child I noticed that both of my grandfathers were outside men, keen gardeners who grew their … Continue reading

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Crystal painting

Here is a question for you. You have prints on the wall, you have made a book of your favourite photographs and also had several canvas prints made, so what next? How about a crystal painting? What is that I … Continue reading

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Memories not Masterpieces

I think it’s very easy to think that you have to produce the ultimate perfection of an image, a masterpiece in fact. Well in 2020 I decided that I did not want to have to push myself to be that … Continue reading

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Learning Series Part 1 with Paul Sanders

I began my photographic life by observing the keen photographers in my family and was, at that early stage, ‘self-taught’. Over the years various photographers (including Colin with whom I share this website) have taught me more and influenced me. … Continue reading

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Escapism

With the current world news, if ever there was a time for escapism it is now. The photographic world can make a real contribution to this. Escapism, for me, does not mean a denial of truth or pretending that circumstances … Continue reading

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Nikon F90x

Mark and I were having a chat the other day, we were discussing cameras (no surprise there!). ‘ So what is your favourite film camera’ asked Mark. That got me thinking for about 2 seconds. ‘The Nikon F90x coupled with … Continue reading

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Landscape Photographer Of The Year exhibition 2020 – Part 2

Usually, visiting the Landscape Photography of the Year exhibition is a fixture on my calendar, and my family are used to the accompanying book appearing as a request each year on my Christmas list. It was in 2007 that Charlie … Continue reading

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Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition 2020 – Part One

I made plans to go to the busy London Bridge railway station, this year being the first time that the exhibition has been based there. So, I was wondering if this would be good or bad news for me, having … Continue reading

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STC ND64 IR cut Clip Filter

I tested this filter in my Olympus OMD E 1 Mk II camera body, with lenses ranging from 12 to 150mm, so that is the equivalent to 24mm to 300 in 35 mm or full frame terms. Therefore, I cannot … Continue reading

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