Sunday, March 7, 2021

Cameras at Everest, a century apart

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A Kodak Vest-Pocket camera was lost on Everest 95 years ago. If it is ever found it could prove that the mountain was conquered some 30 years earlier than the history books say.

Leica D-Lux: The perfect companion for exploring Japan

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Rediscovering Japan, meeting family through the lens of the handy Leica D-Lux type 109...

At the sign of the rubber gloves: Fridges mended here

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Q: What do rubber gloves on sticks mean in Zambia. A: Advertisements for plumbers among others. Richard spotted this exciting "billboard".

Myanmar Part IV: The road to Mandalay

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Part Four of our series of Ricoh GR photographs in Myanmar. On the road to Mandalay.....

Billingham’s Thomas: A briefcase for all occasions

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Photographers tend to think of Billingham as a manufacturer of camera bags. But the range of general luggage is also worth a look. The handy Thomas briefcase/messenger bag is all rounder than can even accommodate your camera.

The Ricoh GRD IV, a retrospective view in Le Havre

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An old digital camera, a tiny sensor but plenty good enough for a tour of Le Havre in Normandy. Jean demonstrates that newest isn't always bestest.

Go east, young man: A photographic journey

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A journey from the Middle East to India and back.....

Streettog Mykonos: Tantrums and calm

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Not everyone seems impressed with the painting. Whether it is the artist or the parent disappearing into the foliage that triggered the tantrum we...

Calleva Atrebatum: Historical novel draws me to the ancient city of Silchester

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A chance reference in an historical novel takes Mike to Silchester, an abandoned Roman city almost on his doorstep but never once visited...

Fuji X20: Blast from the past takes on Kyoto in the rain

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We arrived in historic heritage Kyoto in drizzling rain, and the weather stayed that way while we were there. So, what to do? The little backup Fuji X20 came to the rescue.....