Sunday, March 7, 2021

Want a cheaper electricity deal? Try Octopus for home and car

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It pays to look around for the best electricity supply deal, especially if you own a battery electric vehicle. Mike untangles the enticing tentacles of Octopus

Light: What I learned to help take better photos

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Erwin explores the photography principle that dwarfs everything else, the fact that light matters.

Europe 1945: A family mystery solved

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Mystery photographs from the end of World War II. This is one mystery that was solved by careful sleuthing...

The Road to Tawang: It is better to travel well than to arrive

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Adventures on the road to Tawang: Farhiz explores the Battle of Nyukmadong and passes peacefully through the Se La

Solitude, a dog, a bicycle and a new-found love for Leica

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During the 2020 lockdown, Roderick Field found solitude, a Patterdale Terrier, a bicycle and a new love for all things Leica

Macfilos gets the Covid vaccine: Jabbing on an industrial scale in one small corner...

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A surprise call at 9 am and, by noon your editor had the Pfizer needle in his arm. The British National Health Service is in top gear, racing to protect the most vulnerable in society.

Soldiering in the Sharqiya before the birth of modern Oman

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A few months ago Flickr sprang to life and I received a curious email:  Hello sir .. and I also thank you very much... I...

Decisive moments in wildlife photography Down Under

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What would Cartier-Bresson have made of modern scatter-gun burst-mode photography? Is it easier now to get that spot-on shot or is the skill of the photographer still paramount. Wayne takes a look at some impressive wildlife photography.

A year of lockdowns and a bit of optimism for 2021

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While 2020 is a year to forget for most of us, it won't be forgotten. It is now a date for the history books. But we should look forward to 2021 with a touch of optimism...

Swiss Roll: The facts of the 70-year-old photo mystery as we now know them

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The story of the Leica film undeveloped for 70 year has caught the world's imagination. William Fagan now analyses the roll, frame by frame and tells us what he now knows about the people and the locations.