Sunday, March 7, 2021

Walking the Greenway del Lago di Como with my RX100

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The title is a mixture of American English and Italian, so I will give it some context.  Lake Como is the third largest of...

On the road to Kirtipur and Patan with my trusty Ricoh GR

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Kirtipur, “the city of glory”, was one of the defensive outposts of the Mella capital city of Latipur, known today as Patan. The Mella and Shah dynasties ruled Nepal from 1200 to 1846...

Saracinesco: A picturesque and historic village in the Appennini mountains

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A chance encounter led to the discovery of the unique history of a Saracen pirate settlement in the hills near Rome. Andrea Bellelli goes exploring...

Into the Mystery: Camera in the wild

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David Askham reviews a remarkable book which explores landscape photography in a unique way...

Kolkata: City of Joy in pictures

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Dennis takes a retrospecive view of his visits to Kolkata, India's fourth-largest city on the Hooghly River...

Cash or card: The cashless society is almost a reality

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Mike has embraced the cashless society. He hasn't handled a coin or a banknote in twelve months. His wallet is as thin as bumble bee's wing...

Crossing the Tibetan Plateau in 1933: The story of an enchanting journey back to...

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In 1977, Chris was privileged to hear at first hand a story of the 1933 Everest expedition which came nine years after the ill-fated Mallory and Irvine attempt. Sir Hugh Bousted, the storyteller, was a remarkable man in so many different ways...

Airpop Active Plus: The facemask for the Macfilos reader who has everything

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It's time to take facemasks seriously. Time to invest in high-tech protection. For only £150 (plus refill pads) you can treat yourself to the Airpop Active Plus with Halo...

But Why? A brief ride through time in search of purpose

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Unduly influenced by black & white movies (from the Marx Brothers to Jimmy Cagney), and longing for a gaberdine to mimic the understated swagger of Humphrey Bogart, I was thoroughly preoccupied with being, by my own definition, cool. “Why photography?” you might have asked. “Because I can,” would have been my surly reply.

What did you do before the war, Daddy?

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William revisits the photographs his father took, at the age of 23, immediately before the start of World War II. The remarkable thing, he says, is now life was continuing absolutely as normal, despite the impending doom.