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David Bennett
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In a recent survey of photographers/readers of TheOnlinePhotographer, the Nikon D700 came out as a favourite. Back in 2009 when I had a D700 I did some tests of RAW versus in-camera JPEGs.

Here are the results:
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I like my TIFF files more than either RAW or JPEG even though they use up a lot more room. I tend to use the camera that allows me shoot in TIFF when ever I can because the quality of the images is so good even though I have considerably fewer millions of pixels less to work with.
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Forget not
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.  - Kahlil Gibran.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.  - Kahlil Gibran.
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I think at the very least its meant to evoke an opinion, and one cant have an opinion without feeling a certain way.

and yes, I have a thing against bare feet touching the earth....
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The True Origin Of Mothering Sunday

Stepping back one or two generations ago, you were as likely to hear an older name for Mother’s Day – which is Mothering Sunday.

Whichever name you heard, you would know it was a traditional holiday… a day for appreciating mothers.

So it may come as a surprise to learn that the ‘mother’ in question was originally the ...
Blog post at Quillcards Blog : This ecard is from our Mother's Day range. It's one of eleven ecards in our Mother's Day ecards range. Mother's Day Reminders Every[..]
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Thank you! It is so nice to be appreciated!
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Workers have re-entered the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico for the first time since a radiological event occurred there in mid-February. Future teams will travel deeper into the facility towards the suspected source of the release...
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Read it and weep
or laugh
or smile
or despair
or shake your head
or rub your hands with glee
... according to taste
Loneliness, anxiety, insomnia, despair, depression and aloneness. We are all alone: That is a fact. If we see our actions, carefully and with full attentiveness we shall find that all our actions a...
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I agree to all options. But there is one more. Be careful of yourself in relationships, what goes around, comes around.
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Harold Macmillan to Oswald Mosley
“You must be mad. Whenever the British feel strongly about anything, they wear grey flannel trousers and tweed jackets.” Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1930s explaining to Oswald Mosley, on Mosley's proposal to set up the British fascist political p...
“You must be mad. Whenever the British feel strongly about anything, they wear grey flannel trousers and tweed jackets.” Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1930s explaining to Oswald Mosley, on Mosley's proposal to set up...
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Report in Desmogblog that "Three days after spilling crude oil into Lake Michigan, BP has doubled its spill estimate to between 470 and 1228 gallons."

In 2010 I wrote that approximately 230 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf over an 87 day period in 2010 from the Deepwater Horizon spill. I worked out that this was the equivalent of filling up 14 million people with oil - to give you an idea of what that volume means.

http://desmogblog.com/2014/03/27/bp-doubles-initial-estimate-size-lake-michigan-oil-spill
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Leeds - Tampere - Jerusalem - Amsterdam
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Treading an unseen line between Dao and Dow and Greeting Cards
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Find me at  FLYING TWIGS greeting card publishing company

And at Quillcards ecard company

Visions Of The Future
It will be a Tuesday, around 11am. He (or 'she') will get up from his desk and walk out because he isn't going to do this any more. He will walk out onto the street. He will be struck by how strongly he feels that he is going to do this.

He is going to stop the merry-go-round of the office and this way of doing things. He sees the whole structure and he isn't going to be part of it. There has to be a better way.

He feels slightly dazed, but his heart pounds when he reaches the street and finds that many, many people are there, standing like he is standing, drinking it in.

Favourite Quote
My favourite quote is a long one - so if you are looking for something short and catchy, you might want to skip this.

The quote is from Isaiah Berlin's 1957 Herbert Samuel lecture on Chaim Weizman, in which Berlin said:

“Weizman had all his life believed that when great public issues are joined one must above all take sides; whatever one did, one must not remain neutral or uncommitted, one must always - as an absolute duty - identify oneself with some living force in the world, and take part in the world’s affairs with all the risk of blame and misrepresentation and misunderstanding of one’s motives and character which this almost invariably entails.

Consequently .. he (Weizman) called for no compromise, and denounced those who did. He regarded with contempt the withdrawal from life on the part of those to whom their personal integrity, or peace of mind, or purity of ideal, mattered more than the work upon which they are engaged and to which they were engaged and to which they were committed, the artistic, or scientific, or social, or political, or purely personal enterprises in which all men are willy-nilly involved.

He did not condone the abandonment of ultimate principles before the claims of expediency or of anything else; but political monasticism - a search for some private cave of Adullam to avoid being disappointed or tarnished, the taking up of consciously utopian or politically impossible positions, in order to remain true to some inner voice, or some unbreakable principle too pure for the wicked public world - that seemed to him a mixture of weakness and self-conceit, foolish and despicable.”
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Bragging rights - I have a small collection of decibel readings for hand dryers in public restrooms - and a photo of the noisiest hand dryer I have found so far.
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Arrgh, Disaster looms! — No More Pencils
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“Arrgh, Disaster looms!” Well that will push people along and it is a laudable idea to get people to do good, but the problem with it is tha

7 ways to make time for learning English - Botanical Linguist
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Practical suggestions to help independent language learners make time in their busy lives for learning English.

Why Mother’s Day Was The Time To Go Home
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Travel, literature, the environment, and the photos in our ecards.

Gulf Oil Spill Equivalent to Volume of 14 Million People
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Travel, literature, the environment, and the photos in our ecards.

Quillcards
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Quillcards - distinctive, high-quality ecards featuring photographs and quotations arranged in easy to use themes.

Sheep, Farmers, And The Great Yorkshire Show
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Travel, literature, the environment, and the photos in our ecards.

A Doula's Perspective || Kathleen Wilson ||| Guest Post
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I'm so thankful to have Kathleen Wilson in my life and we were lucky enough to have her as our doula for little one's birth. She was amazing

Windblown Trees – East Yorkshire, England
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Travel, literature, the environment, and the photos in our ecards.

Signs Of Spring
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Travel, literature, the environment, and the photos in our ecards.

A Guide To Gorkhaland
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Travel, literature, the environment, and the photos in our ecards.

Changing Times In The Largest Indoor Market In Europe
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Travel, literature, the environment, and the photos in our ecards.

Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac: From Summer Palace To Somerset House
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Travel, literature, the environment, and the photos in our ecards.

Pablo Neruda: A Chilean Life Full of Poetry and Politics
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Travel, literature, the environment, and the photos in our ecards.

Nature Up Close
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Travel, literature, the environment, and the photos in our ecards.

Edinburgh: Architecture And The Dreaded Weather
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Travel, literature, the environment, and the photos in our ecards.

Tea Stories From The East To The West
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Travel, literature, the environment, and the photos in our ecards.

Wail — No More Pencils
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In about 1996 I went to Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem. I queued for a ticket, and in front of me there was a young

Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seeds
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Blog post at Quillcards Blog : The Tate Modern is the natural gallery in London to show ground-breaking, avant garde artworks. The kind that

I trust Drew Michie as a very careful and skilful dentist. He explains everything very clearly and works steadily in a way that makes me feel calm.
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reviewed in the last week
The outside is painted a matt grey and the name is painted on in large, plain white letters. Inside it has a more traditional feel - not at all like the deconstructed outside. Their coffee is excellent, rich and creamy. Not burnt, not bitter, and not weak. And the prices are reasonable. And the croissants are good. The tables are sturdy and don't wobble, and the chairs are comfortable. The place is on a corner, with two large windows, and the place feels light and airy without us feeling like we are sitting in a goldfish bowl. In fact it feels snug and cosy - somewhere to relax and read the paper while we drink coffee. The staff are quick and friendly, and retire quickly as well so that the customers can get on with the job of drinking and eating. Again, the coffee is exceptional. Update March 2014 I still enjoy going there.
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