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Solargraphs: Summer solstice means six months wait is up!

… ok, six months and one day, to be pedantic, since I left my home-made pinhole cameras ‘in the wild’, as described here. Of the five deployed, the two shown in the final photo of that previous blog had been … Continue reading

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Why do I take photos?

Well, the simple answer is, ‘for fun’. Right, job done, feet up with a mug of coffee and a bit of cake now. … OK, it probably deserves further exploration, of what it is exactly which makes such an activity … Continue reading

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Celebrating the winter solstice … solargraphy-style!

Solargraphy is an amazing technique I stumbled upon some time ago. It involves using pinhole-cameras fixed for days, weeks or even months, which record the track of the sun across the sky. Obviously, the sun is lower in winter and … Continue reading

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Backups … I may be paranoid, but am I paranoid enough?!

… you have them, right? So when a computer crashes, you have some way of carrying on. You don’t? Hoping that your hard-drive or computer will last forever? Think about it … it’s not a case of if but when … Continue reading

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pixlr photo-editor – Photoshop in your browser?

Only just found this rather snazzy image editor from Pixlr. It requires that you be connected to the internet, of course, but seems to offer many of the most useful Photoshop functions. Why would I bother with this when I have Photoshop? Well, … Continue reading

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Is it the photographer or the equipment that makes the shot?

I got a note from a friend about this one, and it links nicely to a post I am drafting concerning why I take photos, so thought I would use my new blog to explore the questions it raises. Hmm, … Continue reading

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Instagram – another interesting technique or polishing a turd?

Yes, Instagram: It really does seem to be a bit of an emotive subject. On the one hand, people seem to think that it will make any random snap they take look like ‘art’ in some strange, magical, pre-set-filtered way. … Continue reading

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