Author Archives: Alistair Rae

Photo 101: Natural World

I like macro work, tricky to get right using a phone camera but it’s a satisfying approach. Taken while walking the dog. Taken with my Galaxy S4.

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Photo 101: Landmark

Landmarks, London is full of them. This one is iconic, and I took it from a couple of places. A challenge in the dark but the walls on the riverbank provided some support for a handheld shot. Taken with my … Continue reading

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Photo 101: Connections

Todays theme, Connections.   Several layers of that here, connecting the past with the present, civilian with military and the living with the dead. Tower of London, the last days of the Poppy installation and the crowds are huge.

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Photo 101: The Saturday run

No challenge from Photo101 today, but the suggestion of playing with the themes and technical points from this week. I went out for a short trail run this morning, only 6Km but it was nice.  Very rainy and muddy but … Continue reading

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Photo 101: Solitude

Solitude, though not quite.  Out with the dog. The other aspect today was the rule of thirds, giving a focal point for the shot.  This shot has several convergence points, but I’ve tried to stick with the brief and open … Continue reading

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Photo 101: Bliss

The tools of meditation, leading to Nirvana.  Sometimes.  Sometimes meditation is a struggle, sometimes one sinks into the moment and experiences blissful Nirvana. The meditation cushion, a small figure of a Thai Buddha, the Bell and Dorje of the Tantra, … Continue reading

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Photo 101: Water

So a title like Water evokes wide ocean vistas, fast flowing rapids, busy harbours.  None of that was practical, and a view of the Thames felt a bit dull.  However, I drink a lot of the stuff and this lot … Continue reading

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