1. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

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    Winner of the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year of both Black and White image, and Overall was Michael Nichols, beating more than 42,000 entries. His stunning image of lions in the Serengeti National Park. He took the shot on infrared B&W film, which he said, “transforms the light and...
  2. Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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    Maybe that should be London’s Calling too, as the No campaign has been labelled as the Westminster campaign from the Yes camp. We’re all ruled by Westminster in that sense, whether 50 miles away or 400. I have no fervent political leanings either for or against, and if I did,...
  3. Smart Camera…phone

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    Wrap a Leica lens, instead a panasonic phone, and infest with Android operating system, and you have the new Panasonic DMC-CM1 smart phone, with USP, 1″ camera sensor. Will it upset the apple cart, no, but it does through out the technical gautlet to other manufactures about improving the camera...
  4. Electronic rangefinder?

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    The new X man on the block from Fuji is released into the urban jungle, in the guise of the X100T. T stands for tremendous, or terrific I imagine, or something mystically Japanese meaning, like flowing water, technology evolves… It’s dressed up like my original X100, but refinements are what...
  5. Pentax disco baby

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    Pentax Ricoh release another DLSR model, the KS-1, which is a colourful little beast, fitting into the beginner enthusiast category. Here’s dpreview’s thoughts…the illumination interface system sounds fairly pointless and garish, but boys, toys and flashing lights go together I suppose. The next logical step is for the camera to...
  6. Sans red dot

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    Leica understatement continues in a new M model released…the M-P Digital. Mechanical Perfection, boosted processing power, weather-sealed, sapphire glass LCD, and no red dot.
  7. Jog on

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    At the gym last night I attempted jogging on the running machine. My usual routine involves walking and increasing speed and incline before moving on to something more interesting, like the rowing machine, where I close my eyes and imagine rowing a sleek classic wooden framed boat down the River...
  8. Animals Can’t Own Copyrights

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    When photographer David J Slater organised a trip to Indonesia, to set up a project to photograph macaque monkeys, and after a period of photographing and building up trust and a rapport with the monkeys, he set up a camera on a tripod, with a camera release to see if...
  9. Not too mental

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    The long running medical evaluation continues, with yet another report arriving on the doorstop this week. This one evaluating my mental health following the index event on November 20th, 2012. I won’t go into detail about my mental state, though there were concerns of PTSD, which is possible with any...

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