Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Myanmar: A sad picture at Ngwe Saung Beach

Sadness is reflected in this picture taken on a beach in Myanmar…..

Laurel and Hardy on location: Surprise

Spotting locations used on television or cinema is a pleasure. But sometimes you have to think hard. Do I know that place?

Apple Watch: Fall Detection gets an unexpected trial run

A fast car, a tight bend and a demonstration of Apple’s fall detection system…..

Better in B&W: Le Mans 1985 starting grid

John dusts off his negatives and finds a shot of the starting grid at the 1985 Le Mans 24-hour race. It’s better in black and white, he believes…..

Travels with the Ricoh GR: Myanmar Part I, Yangon

Almost three years ago our steps led us to the golden land known as Myanmar. That was before the election when the LND won a landslide victory. What was striking at the time was the people's hope for a more democratic regime…..

Workflow: The humble typewriter through rose-coloured glasses

Notebooks, typewriters, fountain pens: All should by rights be dead, foully killed off by the computer. But they live on.....

Leica Q: Joyful, impromptu shot from Oman

Sometimes the best shots come at the most unexpected moments — and often when you are unprepared.

Vive la Difference: Leica X1 and X2 compacts compared

The Leica X1 an X2 35mm-focal-length compacts have become something of a digital classic. Wayne has been out with both cameras for a back-to-back comparison and discovered some interesting differences in output

Paperless Office: Is it (nearly) here at long last?

Where are we it the much heralded paperless office? It isn’t here yet (not quite), but an efficient sheet-feed scanner and an intelligent digital storage system can turn you into a 95% paperless paragon

George James, 1942-2018

My friend George is dead. He had known for many months that he had little time left after his seven-year battle with cancer. But he set his heart on one last Christmas Day which he enjoyed with his family around him. Having achieved his goal, he died peacefully in his own bed on Saturday morning.