Posts Tagged ‘canon’

Street photography competition

A street photography competition caught my eye. I shoot constantly when out and about and have a huge number to choose from. A category is “world” and having spent six months in Taipei I can make a selection from there. However, my world is now Camden and I can choose a set I’ve shot since […]


Primrose Hill Greengrocer

Is it a sign of the times that it takes a posh area of London to sustain a “proper” greengrocer, whereas in an area like Camden where I’d expect poor people to load up on spuds from a sack is well-served by the usual Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Lidl. That said, normal people probably couldn’t afford […]


Barrow, Inverness Street market

On our way back from the West End through an eerily quiet Camden, aside from the pounding music from a couple of nearly deserted bars; Monday night and tube strike presumably. I’d been shooting odds and ends this evening but as usual, it’s either the first or last that is “the one”. Again, shot with […]


Run Don’t Walk, Proud Camden, S90 at a gig again

Normally, I wouldn’t blog a mate’s husband’s band but in this case I’m going to make an exception for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I’d gone armed only with the S90 and given the limitations, like to get f/2.0 you need to be wide at 24mm equivalent, it performed as well as can be expected. […]


Canon S95 review – HDR! Oh noes!

This is actually going to be a very short and sweet review: “it’s like the S90 but a little bit better”. I’ve been using the S90 as an all-purpose, carry-everywhere camera since my arrival in Taiwan 7 months ago and in the month since my return to London. You can see examples littered here and […]


Canon Camera Buzz – 60D, SX30, G12 and S95

I was kindly invited to the Canon Event with those lovely 1000heads folks. I’m not a Canon SLR user but I started on a Powershot A75 and tote an S90 with me every day now. I think the S90 is the the most camera in the smallest size out there. I probably shoot 75% of […]


Canon event – S95, G12 and SX30

Had a good play with the compacts tonight and left the SLR’s to the others since I use Canon compacts and and Nikon SLR’s. Here’s a first shot with the G12 at ISO1600: Much longer blog to follow on the others. I have the S95 on extended loan. Update: blog now up! Related Posts:Canon Camera […]


Hoxditch Boudoir

Stumbled on this place on the way back from an exhibition at The Printspace. Tucked in beside the railway bridge the golden light poured out and looked so inviting. So I went in. What a gem of a place! A coffee bar that happens to serve booze if you want it. It looks like it’s […]


Canon S90 to shoot a gig?

Tonight’s gig, Secret Cinema Band, aren’t one of mine, they belong from a shooting perspective to @magictina, so I didn’t pack my kit, just the S90. Plus I was feeling a bit rubbish. And I’ve had a spat with JWZ and his crappy iPhone shots where he refuses to carry another gizmo and I maintain […]


Taiwanese food

I may rag on Taiwan for many reasons but food isn’t one of them. Just look at this little spread and click through to flickr for the annotations. So good. Related Posts:Street photography competitionFrom the inside looking out: cheeky fagCanon S90 Taipei Street NightPrimrose Hill GreengrocerHoutong – Cat Village


Houtong – Cat Village

At its peak, Houtong was a thriving and often fatal mining town, at its height under Japanese rule. Now, it’s silent and decrepit. BUT! It’s now a super duper tourist attraction because it has, wait for it, CATS! Yes, there’s a bunch of semi-feral cats and people now tour out to pet them. Oh the […]


Papaya tree: resurrection

Most days we walk past a decrepit Japanese-era building owned by the university. There was a nice papaya tree with fruit growing right in front. Then it disappeared, lopped off about four feet off the ground. But it’s back! We’ll be watching it in our last two weeks here. Related Posts:Street photography competitionTaiwanese foodFrom the […]


From the inside looking out: cheeky fag

Cheeky fag outside Salty Peanuts café. Been a bit uninspired these last few days. There’s something about 40C temperatures that just drains the will to do anything. Related Posts:Street photography competitionTaiwanese foodCanon S90 Taipei Street NightHoutong – Cat VillagePapaya tree: resurrection


Canon S90 Taipei Street Night

I lied about the “final call” Continuing the experiments with “out of the camera” black and white, I took the Canon S90 P&S, rather than the Nikon D300 DSLR, out tonight preset in black and white and we did a quick in and out of Shi-Da for food. Quick because of the rain. So, these […]


Taipei Riverside

This is Taipei riverside. It’s not as romantic as it sounds. A strip of flood plain that’s been landscaped and had cycle paths added. Unfortunately it’s hemmed in and overflown by roads bearing heavy traffic. The river itself isn’t much to write home about either: a muddy, shallow, wide strip of water that doesn’t bear […]


Copyright, children, House and cock sauce, Daily Dave #12

Today I broke down and spent too much money on books in English. The things an expat does to stay sane. Looking forward to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. What do you think of the new theme? I went with dark to make a better background for the gallery. I’ll work out how to change […]


Canon Powershot S90 – first impressions

Anyone who knows me, know that I pretend to be a Nikon bigot: “Nikon make microscopes and Canon make photocopiers”. It’s a bit of a front, since I started on Canon. So, since coming to Taipei, I’ve been itching to have a camera to hand to capture the day to day, and indeed night by […]