Posts Tagged ‘canon s90’

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 […]


Joanna guy, Camden Market

From our place, we have a secret back entrance to the Stables market. The new bit that certain Camden oldsters feel is too commercialised. Screw them. When you need a piano or some vintage leather shoes or a BOAC manbag, you know where to come. This guy sells pianos. Related Posts:Street photography competitionBarrow, Inverness Street […]


Foggy Regent’s park morning

Not much to say about this except I’m glad I took the detour. As soon as I took it, I knew it was “the one”. Related Posts:Joanna guy, Camden MarketLondon Festival of Photography Broadway Market photowalkI wouldn’t belong to a club that would have me as a member…Night shoot along the South Bank


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. […]


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 […]


Japanese colonial house, Taipei

These fascinate me. These kinds of buildings, which I guess can best be described as bungalows, are dotted around Da-An, our area of Taipei. They once housed important people of the Japanese occupation era and are now generally neglected and hidden behind high walls. After the Japanese left, many of these passed into the hands […]


Taipei, Shanghai and Futai Street Mansion

I learned another little snippet of Taiwan’s torrid history today. We visited Futai Street Mansion near the main station and saw the Shanghai exhibition there. It turns out there’s a close link between Taiwan and Shanghai. When the Japanese took over the Chinese concession in Shanghai, it opened up Taiwanese exports of the usual sugar […]


Taipei, protest against the ECFA

Taiwanese politics is complicated. If even the BBC can get it wrong with the “when Taiwan split from China in 1949” canard, you know you’re in trouble. Let’s go back to the beginning. Taiwan’s troubles began long before the first Austronesian peoples arrived. Taiwan was originally volcanic and its tectonics can best be described as […]


Taiwan has four seasons….

Too hot, too wet, mosquitoes and earthquakes. Sometimes all at once. Related Posts:Canon S90 Taipei Street NightAfter the rainStreet photography competitionJapanese colonial house, TaipeiTaipei, Shanghai and Futai Street Mansion


B/W prints – the reveal

A couple of days ago I took some photos of Taipei I’d taken, rendered to Tri-X 400 pushed 2 stops with Alienskin then asked for opinion. Those opinions were pretty evenly spread. With help, I chose 7 to be printed. The prints were on “Kodak Digital Royal” paper, for what that’s worth. Here are the […]


What’s hot this week, 20 June 2010

It’s Sunday, time for one of those “what’s been popular this week” type posts. And here they are. What you’ve been clicking on to go visit: The great, bitter, twisted Jaded Snapper Joana’s photos of Lisbon Shameless plug: my Facebook page! Tripod technology – Something I definitely need to look into further And Bob Holme’s  […]


Experiments in Alienskin

For a while now, I’ve been interested in the cognitive effects of “film effects” on a digital image. Many times I’ve taken a colour image that ticks all the boxes in terms of composition, exposure and so on and had little or no reaction. Once converted to black and white, suddenly, the response is much […]


After the rain

The traffic lights outside our apartment reflecting nicely on the tarmac. Looks like we’re set for a week of this with 30C heat. To be viewed listening to this. Hopefully one day the sun will come out again. Related Posts:Taiwan has four seasons….Canon S90 Taipei Street NightStreet photography competitionJapanese colonial house, TaipeiTaipei, Shanghai and Futai […]


Danshui – Taipei’s Boardwalk

Today was sunny so we took the MRT out to Danshui. Whilst not actually being on the sea, it has all the trapping of seaside-ness including arcades, fried stuff and tat shops. The nearest parallel in the UK I can think of is Southend. Still, we had a nice 5km ramble up towards the shiny […]


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 […]


Canon S90 – now the problems

I’ve been toting the S90 for a couple of months and I’ll say this first: it’s a fine piece of kit. Since my first blog post on the subject, I’ve taken around a thousand snapshots with it and can comment on it further. I used the term “snapshots” deliberately. This will in no way replace […]