I was away at Christmas, visiting family. It's times like these one depends on a phone so of course it let me down. On the second day of my trip, my iPhone (a mere youth at 18 months old) died. And I do mean died - no recovery procedure could bring it back to life. The repair would cost more than a new phone, in the way we have come to love Apple so much for. In fact, since it was a hardware failure, the repair would have been, essentially, a new phone. Somewhat cheesed off, I set off for th…
Things Left On Pavements, album created on December 26, 2017
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Black and White, album created on October 1, 2017
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Street Photography, album created on September 9, 2017
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October 1, 2017When the three remaining Beatles convened to record "Free As A Bird' in the 1990's, Ringo was heard to remark, listening to a playback, that it sounded just like The Beatles. As always, Ringo's wit caught the moment. Although not their greatest work, it does indeed sound just like them. So what has this got to do with photography? It's the strange and possiby magical genius of Leica. I used to own film Leicas - I had an M3, an M6 and a IIIa and I adored them. A few months ago, I was loo…
August 13, 2017Several years ago, in the film era, I owned and was rather fond of a Canon 35mm compact camera. It had a delay timer that allowed you to shoot several pictures in one go. I began experimenting by setting the timer and then dangling the camera from its strap. What did I get? Well, exactly what you'd expect. A lot of blurry pictures, some of which were quite pleasant to look at, but nothing of huge interest. Film is expensive, so I stopped my experiments but I didn't give up on my idea and the…