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  • A Beginner's Guide to Tilt Shift Photography Part 2

    written by kvboyle on 2011-03-03 in #gear #tipster
    A Beginner's Guide to Tilt Shift Photography Part 2

    If you want some crazy tilt to your photography you have two choices - spend a fortune on an expensive professional lens or build your own. It's easy, honest!

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  • A Beginner's Guide to Tilt Shift Photography Part 1

    written by kvboyle on 2011-02-28 in #gear #tipster
    A Beginner's Guide to Tilt Shift Photography Part 1

    If you've ever wanted to tilt or shift, if you've ever wondered what the hell it was and what would happen if you did it...now's your chance. In Part 1, what is it, what does it do and how. Coming up in Part 2, how to make your own tilt shift lens and what to do with it!

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  • The Plastic Ugly Duckling with a Lomo Soul

    written by kvboyle on 2011-01-08 in #reviews
    The Plastic Ugly Duckling with a Lomo Soul

    The plain plastic exterior of the Vivitar UWS gives you very little idea of the star quality lurking within. The 22mm lens and the fixed f11 aperture and 1/125s shutter speed shouldn't add up to lomo magic, but somehow it does.

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  • The Bencini Koroll II - the Diana Mini's Older Italian Cousin

    written by kvboyle on 2010-12-08 in #reviews
    The Bencini Koroll II - the Diana Mini's Older Italian Cousin

    Do you love half-frame? Do you think in twos and threes? Do you long to expand your half-frame repertoire? Meet the glorious, glamorous Bencini Koroll II, the Sofia Loren of the camera world... but be warned, its not just a pretty face.

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  • A Day at the Races - The Lomolocation that Could Make You a Profit!

    written by kvboyle on 2010-09-23 in #world #locations
    A Day at the Races - The Lomolocation that Could Make You a Profit!

    Do you lack lomo-inspiration? Are you fed up with photographing the same streets, the same people? Are you feeling a bit short of cash? How about a lomolocation that offers rolling countryside, beautiful people, fast moving speedsters AND the chance to make a few quid? If so, it's time to hit the racecourse...(OK, OK, I admit it, you might well lose a few quid...but think of the fun you'll have)

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  • El Río Guadalquivir

    written by kvboyle on 2010-08-11 in #world #locations
    El Río Guadalquivir

    When the heat hits Seville, people enjoy the beauty of the Guadalquivir, the river at the city´s heart, more than ever. If you fancy a scenic and romantic boat-ride, or even a swim if you're so inclined, Guadalquivir will certainly make you happy!

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  • Cádiz

    written by kvboyle on 2010-08-03 in #world #locations
    Cádiz

    Which is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain? What else but Cadiz, the land port! Full of fish, history and culture, Cadiz is a wonderful locale to go to when you're looking to unwind, enjoy the rays of the sun and just plain relax!

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  • The Alameda de Hercules, Sevilla

    written by kvboyle on 2010-04-27 in #world #locations
    The Alameda de Hercules, Sevilla

    [Asset:190266] Since the 16th Century, the ever-sociable Sevillanos have been enjoying a stroll, or paseo, in the wide, tree lined promenade called the Alameda de Hercules. In the four hundred and some years it has existed, the Alameda has been everything from a fashionable meeting place for the upper classes to a run down area with drug and prostitution problems. Now it's one of the busiest, liveliest and most funky places in the city.

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  • Triana (Sevilla)

    written by kvboyle on 2008-09-29 in #world #locations
    Triana (Sevilla)

    Across the Guadalquivir from the old heart of Sevilla is Triana, the barrio of the city known for flamenco and for being a great place for a tapa and a glass of manzanilla. The streets closest to the river are impossibly narrow, with houses whitewashed and hung with pots of geraniums, or painted in the distinctive red paint of the city.

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  • Mablethorpe

    written by kvboyle on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Mablethorpe

    Long before the days of the package holiday and the budget airline, when British were more restricted in where they could spend their summer holiday, the east coast of England from the Wash up to Hull was a tourist Mecca of beach resorts and holiday camps. In the fifties, sixties and seventies many families chose to spend two weeks at one of the famous beach resorts on the Lincolnshire coast, one of the most popular being Mablethorpe.

  • King's Forest at West Stow

    written by kvboyle on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    King's Forest at West Stow

    If you flew over East Anglia in a helicopter you'd see below you a dark and rather gloomy area of forest somewhere in the middle of the more usual fen and farming landscape. If you drove along the A11 to Norwich, you would drive through a desolate and unexciting section of the same dark, dripping pine forest. Either way, you wouldn't feel tempted to explore further, which would be a shame, as on the boundary of this admittedly uninviting forest is a place where a much older deciduous woodland still exists among the plantations of pine and fir.

  • Brentford

    written by kvboyle on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Brentford

    Head west out of London and you get to Brentford - not a very glamorous sounding location, you might think. Until you realize that you're just step away from the Thames River, with the famous world heritage site Kew Gardens over the river, and with Water mans Park and its beautiful metal sculptures and the string of Thames houseboats at your feet.