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  • PhotoArk V4.0!

    The past nine months have been a hive of activity here at PhotoArk as once again we have been working on

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  • PhotoArk V6.0!

    Before we get started we would first like to apologise for our lack of content over the past couple of months; the end

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  • PhotoArk's Second Birthday

    It’s hard to believe it was two years ago since we launched PhotoArk out onto the World Wide Web. At the

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  • PhotoArk’s Third Birthday

    Wow, another year gone already! As usual we like to take this time to reflect on what we have

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  • Pompeii

    The archaeological site of Pompeii needs little in the way of introduction and our recent travels to

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  • Postage Stamps I

    This is the first in a small series of collections created to showcase the beauty of the humble postage

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  • Postage Stamps II

    This is the second in a small series of collections created to showcase the beauty of the humble postage

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  • Postage Stamps III

    This is the third in a small series of collections created to showcase the beauty of the humble postage

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  • Postage Stamps IV

    This is the fourth in a small series of collections created to showcase the beauty of the humble postage

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  • Postage Stamps V

    This is the fifth in a small series of collections created to showcase the beauty of the humble postage

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  • Prague

    To get into the Christmas festivities, we decided to spend a few days in Prague which not only allowed

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  • Restoring Old Photographs

    The recent rediscovery of some images taken for a photo restoration project prompted me to write this

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  • Review Blindness

    Before the rise of the Internet it was far more difficult to get hold of test and review information be

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  • Rome

    We recently visited the Eternal City as part of a holiday in Italy. Having never visited before, we were overwhelmed

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  • Rome & the Bay of Naples

    We have recently returned from a holiday to Rome and Sorrento, which provided us with a burgeoning

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  • Rome & the Bay of Naples

    In June 2016 we undertook a sightseeing trip around Rome and the bay of Naples. For twelve days we burned the candle at

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  • Sepia

    Sepia toning is a popular method of modifying a black and white image giving it a dated look. Due to its

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  • Seven Days with a Ghost

    The desire for a new piece of gear reaches into the very soul of most of us from time to time. Wherever our interests

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  • Sheffield

    City shoots are something we have become increasingly interested in. The images displayed here were shot

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  • Sicily

    This years holiday was taken on Sicily, an island of contrasting and sometimes starkly beautiful landcapes. Rich in

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  • Sicily, a couple of OM cameras and Me

    The last few years have seen me deplete my stock of Kodak 35mm transparency film and with no more Kodak

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  • Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens, Mauritius

    Our travels around Mauritius saw us visit the popular tourist hotspot of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.

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  • Skopelos

    We recently returned from a late summer break to Skopelos, a beautiful pine covered island that forms part of the

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  • Sky I

    This collection of images was hidden to us until we recently went through some of our libraries and

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  • Slide Projection

    There was a time when projecting slides was a very popular method of viewing images. Aunts, Uncles,

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  • Sorrento

    Our base whilst visiting sights in and around the Bay of Naples in June 2016 was the holiday town of

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  • South West Crete

    Our August Holiday was taken in South West Crete this year. Typical of most of our holidays, time was not given to lying

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  • Stained Glass

    Early in 2000, I was invited to photograph several churches in the Matlock locality. The results were to be used in a

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  • Stanton Moor

    This is PhotoArks’s fourth article in a series illustrating our favourite photography walks. Note that these articles

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  • Stanton Moor

    One of our most loved areas for local photography is Stanton Moor. Just a fifteen minute drive from

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  • Sunrise & Sunset Photography

    If ever there was a scene waiting to be photographed, it is during those few minutes at the beginning or

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  • Tamrac Adventure 7 Backpack

    Air Travel today seems to impose increasingly tougher limitations on hand luggage sizes with each year

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  • Tamrac Aero Speedpack 75

    A new DSLR System acquisition invariably sees us purchase a new bag to house it in. What can I say? – we

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  • Tenba DNA 15 Backpack

    At the penultimate Photography Show in Birmingham, held before the pandemic changed the way we live our lives, I had

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  • Tenba DNA Messenger Bag

    Shoulder style camera bags are something I have never really got on with, having a preference to spread the load evenly

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  • The Black Art of Sharpening

    My biggest problem when starting out with post processing digital images was that of sharpening. I

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  • The Blue Skinned Leica CL

    These words come very late to the party as far as the Leica CL’s lifespan is concerned. After all, it was released in

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  • The Colour Works

    A local place of interest I have overlooked for many years is a pigment works located on the banks of the river Derwent,

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  • The End of an Era

    One of the greatest photographic pleasures in life is to see a well exposed, well projected slide and

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  • The Final Edit

    As the years go by it has become apparent to me that Ethan and I take far too many digital pictures. Their stealthy

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  • The Finger of Zeus

    I thought I would share a story regarding a recent trip to Halkidiki in North East Greece.

    We spent 16 nights

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  • The Gambia

    We travelled to The Gambia in January as part of a 50th birthday celebration. Naturally we went armed to our teeth with

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  • The Leica and the Lobster Clasp

    I have the kind of personality that loves attention to detail and fine engineering. It plays an

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  • The Leica T - A New Camera System for PhotoArk

    Readers of the PhotoArk blog will be aware that I have been evaluating different camera systems for the

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  • The Leica TL System – One Year On

    It was a little over a year ago when I dipped my toe back into a camera system after a five-year hiatus of using a fixed

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  • The Leica X1

    It seems rare today for a camera to come along that looks like it is designed by a photographer and not

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  • The Loft

    Over the years, our loft has become a dumping ground for a whole pile of stuff that, through nostalgia, laziness and

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  • The Minefield that is Back, Shoulder and Waist Bag Purchase

    One thing that 30+ years of photography has taught me is that there is no such thing as the perfect

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  • The Novoflex Castel-Cross Focusing Rack

    Those photographers who enjoy macro or close focus photography will appreciate how important a sturdy

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  • The Photography Show 2014

    March 2nd saw us attending the annual Photography Show, housed at Birmingham’s NEC. Up until

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