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Rayleigh’s Curse 2016

Just in time for Halloween!   Ok, so it’s not really a curse, although until now, for anyone involved in optics, including photographers, it sort of has been.  Here’s why: Optical resolution is the ability of any optical device (telescope, microscope, binoculars, cameras) to distinguish fine detail.  It is limited by something called Rayleigh’s Criterion, named after […]


Nik is free…and unsupported. What now?

From March 24, 2016, Nik Software from Google will be free for everyone.  And if you purchased Nik Software in 2016, you qualify for a refund.  Sounds good, right? It does, but like many good things, this one does have a downside. Google’s decision to make the software free is tied to it’s shift in interest towards mobile […]


stop bots!

The good news is that literally thousands of users have signed up for my blog.  The bad news is that unfortunately a lot of them are not real people; they are bots.  And the bots are spamming us.  🙁 In an effort to stop this, I have added Captcha to the registration form.  I know, Captcha is […]


3rd place IPA 2013 – Travel and Tourism category

I am very pleased to announce that I have been awarded 3rd place in the travel and tourism category in this year’s International Photography Awards for my submission, “Bád Eddie”.     About IPA: The 2013 International Photography Awards received nearly 15,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe.  The Foundation’s mission is to honor master […]


UK Seaside Photowalk Locations Announced!

We  have announced the locations for the very exciting, weekend long UK Seaside Photowalk that will take place this Autumn on the last edition of the European Photo Show. In case you missed it live, you can watch the recording of the show to find out which parts of the beautiful UK coastline we will […]


here we go again…

A year later, from the ashes of the last,  another rises. Just what the world needs, eh?   More ramblings from the language impaired. No, not ramblings (not too many) – PHOTOS! 🙂