Posts Tagged ‘s90’

On camera modes: “Sunset mode”

When I teach photography, one of the things I tell my students is “don’t be afraid of the modes”. Tell this to someone who fancies themselves as a “proper” photographer and I’m likely to be met with the sucking of air over teeth. This is the reaction of a clueless bigot. All modes are are […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]