Monday, February 17, 2020

Exploring London’s hidden hinterland with the Leica X Vario

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Kevin explores the parts of London’s river that visitors seldom see. It’s a hidden hinterland of peace, reflection and the occasional treasure away from the bustle of a capital city

Sifting the mullock heap for the odd gold nugget

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Photographic libraries are often a dish best served cold. Go back over rejected shots after a few years and you could discover a few gold nuggets. This is what John did and it a paid dividend.

Panasonic Lumix G9 and S1R: Deuce Days in Victoria

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Getting useful shots of cars at very crowded shows can be a challenge. Brian took a deuce of Panasonics, G9 and S1R, to test out their capabilities at the Deuce Days vintage meet in Victoria, British Columbia.

Canals: The transport enabler which boosted the industrial revolution

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Ellesmere Port is one of the major hubs on the northern-English canal system and was a major factor in the development of the industrial revolution. David Bailley takes a fresh look at the National Waterways Museum on the site of the hold docks

Kissing the Opera House: The best-laid plan that went agley

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Setting up the perfect sunrisse shot of Sydney Opera House only to find a huge ship in the way: Both mice and men must make compromises and, in the end, all went well

Leica M8 in Japan: A very different culture, a groundbreaking digital camera

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Leica’s first digital rangefinder, the M8, had a mixed reception. But it was the first step towards the full-frame M range which has proven so popular among more traditional photographers. Richard took his M8 to Japan over ten years ago and captured the flavour of a very different culture.

New England, Australia: Over the hills and far away

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New England in Australia. John gets away from it all and manages to dodge the bushfires.

Moscow Anecdotes: GUM, glum and dinner with Mikhail Gorbachev

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A reader’s visit to Moscow earlier this month has sparked memories of an earlier trip, under very different circumstances, to the city in 1978 — and a subsequent dinner with Mikhail Gorbachev fifteen years later.

Olive Oyl, auto blogging and a new SL arrival from Leica

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The self-blogging blog and a new arrival at Macfilos Towers, Leica's SL2

The camera in the sky: From London to Yosemite National Park

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Thanks to his job, Tom Lane has access to aspects of aerial photography denied to most of us. And he takes full advantage. At last we've persuaded Tom to pen an article for Macfilos and show us some of his magnificent from-the-air images