Archive for October, 2012

23 Oct 2012

Bangkok

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I got a few days in Bangkok after my trip to Taipei. Saw a couple of temples, but to be honest I mostly just loafed in the park reading me book and enjoying the warmth. Then back to freezin’ London..

19 Oct 2012

Taipei 2012

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My second trip to Taipei for our World Exclusives Conference, which is a bunfight regularly punctuated with food. I love it.

12 Oct 2012

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I have just had my D700 back from the menders. Mr Miles H. Whitehead has done a wonderful job at a very good price and in time for me Taiwan trip. This guy is brilliant  – totally recommended!

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09 Oct 2012

Shooting Film & Split Toning

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Yeah, well I know I have said that split toning in Lightroom is cheesy, and it is, but I am quite liking the effect. I am having to shoot film while my camera is being repaired but surprisingly, really enjoying it. Shooting b&w as processing is reasonably quick. Scanning is less so and the spotting off of bazillions of dust dots/drying marks/Newtons rings/crappy stuff you find on cheap, out of date film, is a chore. But worth the labour. Mostly, but not exclusively using a Nikkor 55mm f1.2 that has a shallow depth of field and makes everything very very blurry, and that mostly on an F100. A nice combo – workman-like and not nearly as taxing as dragging a D700 with a fat lens around.

01 Oct 2012

D Super 5

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My sort-of brother-in-law Russ now owns the car of his dreams. It is a work of art.