Sigma SD15

Not only captivating pictures as usual from Nigel but also a very informative camera review. A must read and look! 😀 😀 😀

Nigel Borrington

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Sigma SD15 with 15-30mm f3.5 lens

Sigma’s SD15

If anyone has read my other camera reviews you will have noticed that I don’t review any of my Pro level slr cameras from Nikon or Canon , the reason I don’t do that here is simple.

Here is a good reason why, I was out walking our golden retriever, one Sunday about two weeks ago and passed two photographers with Canon SLR’s, Tripods, all top of the range equipment. On passing I overheard one talking to the other about the lens he had just purchased “It the best in the country , the only one so far”, I am mostly very good at passing on these types of comments and I didn’t know them . However on returning past them again about an hour later, they were still talking cameras, pointing in the same direction and taking pictures of very little…

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Cementerio de Poble Nou

One smiley: I like
Two smileys: I love
Three smileys: you made may day.

Charly Senall just did!
🙂 🙂 🙂

Charly Senall

El Poble Nou es un barrio de Barcelona que fué conocido como el Manchester catalán. Este barrio acogió a gran cantidad de empresas de la industria textil durante los siglos XIX y XX. Con el declive del sector textil el barrio fué languideciendo hasta que la consecución de las olimpiadas del 92 le dió un nuevo impulso. Se derribaron viejas naves obsoletas, se abrieron nuevas calles, se construyó la villa olímpica y el ayuntamiento lanzó el proyecto 22@ para conseguir que empresas de alta tecnología se estableciesen allí, empresas compatibles con la vivienda, y a pesar de la crisis parece que se está consiguiendo. La cuestión es que el nuevo barrio está creciendo con una arquitectura muy interesante que me atrae para hacer fotografías. En uno de mis habituales paseos me encontré ante el antiguo cementerio del Poble Nou, y no se bien porque razón acabé entrando a darle un…

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Chest 95; Mirage

Good read and great composition to compliment! 🙂 🙂


My blogging recently has taken a back seat to the influx of family staying with us – some might consider this a natural disaster, but we have enjoyed the additional textures in our lives.

This picture shows beef cattle from an area affected by drought in North Queensland where they scrape a living in the hot dry conditions. The photographs were taken on a scorching afternoon where the mirages sat just above the road and the dust devils wandered around chasing twigs and dry leaves. The dusty ground through which the cattle are walking has taken on a blue tinge through the blending process, against the gold, which looks just like those mirages.

Both cattle and humans are hosts for RSV the Respiratory Syncytial Virus, and infected under the same conditions. Cattle have been shown to be at higher risk at times of stress such as drought. This provides the…

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An Open Letter to Melissa Bachman

Love this sarcastic open letter. Bachman deserved it. Yesterday over 50,000 signatures for banning her and other ‘canned hunters’ from the USA …..

BEN TROVATO – Durban Poison

Dearest Melissa,

I just wanted to say how much I love that photo of you posing next to the lion you killed in South Africa.

The picture has gone around the world and everyone thinks you are absolutely wonderful. Well, apart from those who think you are a coldhearted filthpig who uses a gun to deal with issues of low self-esteem and other unresolved childhood pathologies.

I think you are great. I wish you were my wife. My dream would be to travel the world, just you and I, with matching His and Hers .357 Benjamin Rogues, shooting animals in the face just for the hell of it.

I can’t believe the size of your telescopic sights. This is not a euphemism. That thing mounted on your gun is huge. I’m surprised you even had to leave America. It would have been cheaper to just get on a stepladder out…

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Gallery Visitors become Part of the Work of Art

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A few days ago I showed you some photos of a couple getting ready for a Halloween party. They were taken on a recent trip to London and you can see them here  

On that same day my friend and I visited Tate Modern and during the visit we spotted this couple resting in front of one of the paintings; sharing a moment together. We thought they almost became part of the work; like an installation..

It was quite dark and the photo, taken quickly,  wasn’t as sharp as I would have liked so I’ve added a painterly feel to it which makes it all look as one…You will see this better if you click on the photo and enlarge it a little..   The artist is Gerhard Richter.

Thanks to Hannah and Jake, the couple in the photo.. high res file on it’s way to you 🙂


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A little homage to Gillette!

Atelier-Wilfried Senoner woodcarving

A little homage to Gillette!

Since this great company apparently patented its first razor blade today in 1904, I thought this would be a great painting to thank them. What would we do without razors blades? Just be a hairy, sweaty society wasting even more water than we currently do. A teacher once told me that mankind started losing its body hair when starting to wear clothes, but than I thought, how come we never lost that darn hair down there? Well, guess that will remain one of the mysteries of mankind…

What is hairy on the outside, wet on the inside, starts with a “c” and ends with a “t”?

A coconut! You should be ashamed of yourself!
Have a wonderful hairy weekend my friends..

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Fish River Canyon – Namibia

Just Beautiful!!!

Geoff shoots the world


Depending on how you measure your canyons  Fish River Canyon is apparently either the second or third largest canyon in the world (we’ll ignore the one recently discovered under Greenland’s ice sheet). I had no idea this place existed so it was a pleasant surprise. I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon but this one was pretty grand and a few guys with us had seen the Grand Canyon and said it was even more epic, consider it added to the bucket list (to be honest, it was already on it).

The first shot is a small man made lake where we camped near the canyon. The last is the last shot I took in Namibia where we camped for 2 nights before crossing the border to South Africa. In fact, that is the Orange River and South Africa is on the other side, if it wasn’t so cold…

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