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This shot at the top is the full frame photo. The next three are all crops that I made with different proportions. I cropped them as an experiment, following on from to my last article on Proportions, Space, Framing. You may like one crop more than another. The musicians in the photograph were taking part in the Cambridge Mill Road Winter Festival. I was so intent on the two men in the centre talking to […]

Urban Sketcher

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I watched this woman sketching on the street in Cambridge during the Mill Road Winter Fair. She was drawing in her sketchbook whilst looking at the people across the road at a food stall. I am pretty sure she is in the Urban Sketchers Meetup group because I spoke with another sketcher further along the road and he told me the group members were dotted about. As you can see, this first image is a […]

Revisiting The Panasonic GF1

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Following on from me thinking about image quality, I have been going through old photos. I have a folder of shots using the Panasonic GF1. I never liked the camera, or rather, I never liked the colours that the camera produced. You can find many people complaining similarly if you google for Panasonic image quality. That said, it was OK when the sun was not shining – pretty much guaranteed in Edinburgh. The camera has […]

The Nikon D700 That I Sold

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I sold my Nikon D700 some years ago. I sold it because it was a heavy camera to carry around, too heavy as a do-everything camera. It was fine for when I knew I would be photographing someone or something. But for carrying around casually, it was too much. Also, it was full-frame. That meant that the lens were big and heavy because the circle described by the glass had to cover the large full-frame […]