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Travels with my Q – India in shades

Travel photography in India October 2018 with my Leica Q. Converted to mono using Silver Efex Pro 2 (through Photoshop with initial developing in DxO PhotoLab 2). Some cropping because it helps to tell the story. All shooting in RAW. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, but… IMHO the …

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Travels with my Q – India on the street

Street photography in recent India trip (October 2018) with my Leica Q. Converted to mono using Silver Efex Pro 2 (through Photoshop with initial developing in DxO PhotoLab 2). Some cropping because it helps to tell the story. All shooting in RAW. Not much to say really, let the pictures …

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Travels with my Q – India

In October 2018 we travelled to Bhutan then on to India, visiting the “Golden Triangle” and Varanasi. Only a short sample of India, but what a contrast from Bhutan! Dirty, dusty, crowded, noisy, smelly, confronting, chaotic and challenging! But what an experience! In previous overseas trips I had my (at …

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Travels with my Q – Bhutan in Black&White

My other post on Bhutan was a colour sampler. Now for some words in black and white! The Leica Q gives me great colour images. But at times the best way to tell the story is in black and white. Or at least, an alternative point of view. Images out …

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Travels with my Q – Bhutan

Bhutan exudes happiness. It is, after all, its national product and it shows. Travelling through the country in October 2018 we met the people, admired their places and experienced their culture (to a point). Chili is the national dish. Hot! We didn’t go that far experiencing Bhutanese food – restaurants …

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A tree is not just for Christmas

The street photographer’s guide to trees. I think trees are too much ignored. We take a picture and happen to notice a tree (or trees). We should appreciate them more. For their beauty; for their shade; for their colour; for their age; for their mystery… Trees can provide shelter and …

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I don’t shoot birds any more

I shot my first bird in 1972. I have felt bad about it ever since. Really. Machoism at end of Uni camp. But we all grow up. Continuing my journey in photography I must go where probably everyone goes when they get their first DSLR. Birds. Canon 7D with EF70-200 …

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A journey in photography

Many years ago, I went to buy a hi fi system. I didn’t want any cheap music box. I wanted to hear pure sound. The shop welcomed me with open arms – here was a genuine hi fi enthusiast. No fancy surround sound. Not six channels, just two. Plain and …

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Can’t see the mono for the trees

Perhaps the title should be “Can’t see the black and white for the colour” but the trees are more relevant to this blog. I mostly shot in colour with some early B&W, until I realised that I have been missing the point. Colour photography has its place and all that …

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Summer en Provence 2016

Spent a week in Seillans and Callian in Provence in the summer of 2016. Photography with Leica Q then processed to B&W using DXO PhotoLab and Lightroom.