1. Smashing Pumpkins

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    Well, its Halloween, so couldn’t let it slide without a few cool images of pumpkins, zombies and the undead. Take to the streets at your peril… The Guardian has a collection of carved pumpkins. The image posted here is in Chicago, as they attempted a world record. Click here for...
  2. Prescott Photographic Competition 2012

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    Hurry…you only have have until 5pm today to get your entries into the Prescott Photographic Competition 2012! A new discovery since moving to the area is the Prescott Hill Climb, run by the Bugatti Owners Club, and I can recommend it to anyone, whether for an excellent photographic day or...
  3. The Perfect Storm

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    As Hurricane Sandy fast approaches the east coast of America, battle lines are being drawn, with prayers and preparations being made. With evacuations in progress and public transport being shut down, New York is spookily quiet, and as the potential impact zone spreads to neighbouring states, tension rises as to...
  4. Old Pro

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    Going through the images again from Prescott Hill Climb Autumn Classic for a monochrome photo book project, and I saw this image of this dude, geared up with his Nikon and zoom lens for the actions shots, and slung around his shoulder, a Leica M9, which he had ready, after...
  5. Oxford Salon 2012 Results

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    The results of the Oxford International Salon are in and the good news is that I got one image accepted into the Travel section. Not too shabby for my first International Photography Salon! The image is Boats of Dungeness and is one of the main images in the slideshow on...
  6. 12 Film Cameras Worth Buying

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    Well, maybe not all 12 of them… As a consequence of the digital onslaught, there’s never been such an abundance of “traditional” film cameras. Traditional isn’t really the right word – Nikon are still selling the F6, and its as contemporary a beast as you are likely to see –...
  7. Auto Velvia

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    At the Prescott Autumn Classic race meeting I tried an experiment…I used..say it in hushed tones…film! I had A Voigtlander Bessa R2 rangefinder film camera with Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm f2 lens, that I’d got for the NEX 5N camera that I had for a while. The Rokkor is a beautiful...
  8. Light On The Legs

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    Sitting outside at Cafe Boho in Cheltenham enjoying the fine weather and a bacon sandwich and mug of tea. Photo opportunities abound especially when you sit still for a while. Street photography doesn’t have to be about people. Like all photography, it’s all about the light.
  9. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012

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    On the Guardian site today, a small preview of images from the Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. This show has become a yearly pilgrimage to the Natural History Museum to see this wonderful exhibition. It can’t be recommended enough! Not only do you see some of the world’s...
  10. Wow…

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    “Ten heart-stopping minutes later the Austrian landed back on Earth, after reaching speeds of up to 725mph, and breaking three world records, including becoming the world’s first supersonic skydiver by breaking the sound barrier at Mach 1.24.”

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