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Paranaque Fish Port

I had heard of the Paranaque Fish Port and market and seen photographs of it but never made it there myself until the 2016 Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk when this was the venue for one of a dozen or more photowalks around Metro Manila. Local street photographer Joel Mataro was leading this one and he invited me to join. So at 6AM a group of around forty photographers descended on the good people of Paranaque.

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Urban Life – Munich

Odeonsplatz, Munich

The Neighbourhood

We live in a quite neighbourhood in the south of Sofia. Normally I walk through it on my way to take photographs elsewhere, but on this particular day I decided to have a closer look at the ordinary and the everyday.

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Bad Photo – Boring Photo

What’s the difference between a bad photo and a boring photo? I was wondering about this as I trawled through pictures from ten years ago and found some that I had kept despite repeated culling over the years. I concluded that ‘boring’ is a quality that a picture can have that makes it something more than merely bad. Bad pictures, on the other hand, don’t even rise to the height of being boring. Below is what I consider one of my best boring photos. This is an exit from an underground car park at the Allianz arena in the suburbs of Munich.

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Tokyo

My visits to Tokyo have been brief, no more than a few days at a time. I would love to be able to spend more time there. During my short visits I have managed to take some photographs, which seems only proper in what is one of the great global centres of photography. Here are some of them, mostly taken around Shibuya and Shinjuku.

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Belfast & Donaghadee

I took a trip back home to Northern Ireland in May this year. Wanting to experiment a little with my film photography I left my largely manual 1970’s vintage SLR’s behind and ordered a early 2000’s Nikon F75 with 50 1.8 AF lens which was waiting for me when I arrived. The F75 is an entry level camera but when it was released it incorporated most of Nikon’s latest and greatest technologies. I also ordered a five pack of Kodak Pro 100 film to try out. In the end I decided that I prefer my film cameras a little more old school, a little more hands on. The F75 is fun to use – and these days an absolute bargain – but I found that I was taking shots more quickly than I would with my less automated cameras. This may be why I ended up with very few shots I thought were worthwhile, or it may just have been me. Who knows. Here are a few shots from those five rolls that I thought were not too bad. The first set is pictures taken around Belfast, while the second is from a small seaside town not far from Belfast called Donaghadee.

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