B&H photo is a vast, world famous camera store in the greatest city in the world, New York. It’s situated just a short stroll from Times Square and has all the credentials to put it at the top of the camera store game. As you can imagine, I was really excited to visit this store while we were in New York earlier this month. They don’t just sell cameras; there are TVs, tablets and hi fi speakers. I spent a long time choosing a pair of headphones. We checked out some prices before we went to the store and they…

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I know this is not the most amazing photo of Niagara falls, although I am quite pleased with the birds in it. I think I hit the decisive moment with them. It’s not the classic view from a helicopter and the sun isn’t shining through. But it is the one and only time I am ever there, and this is my photo, so it means a lot to me. I took more photos from the clifftop and some of those are more of a classic view of the falls. But this shot was taken from the boat ride and I…

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I tell everyone that I’ve been planning this trip to see the total solar eclipse for the last 7 years. Honestly, it’s not really true. We had it in mind to see it in person on the 21st of August this year but it was only in January 2017 that we booked the flights and hotel. We wouldn’t normally fly thousands of miles to see an eclipse but we are in the USA already visiting family, so that gets us close enough to make the extra trip. Selecting an Eclipse Viewing Location The eclipse passes across the USA in a…

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The best way to soak in New York is on foot. This “point of view” shot of my family taking a walk through Times Square is busy and colourful, and you can see their heads turning to look. We knew we looked liked tourists but thankfully so did most of the other people! I raised the camera high to make a point of their perspective. The idea is to give the viewer a feel of what it would be like to be that person in the foreground of the picture. It’s a journalistic-style image with frozen movement and it documents…

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In the last eight months my family has been unlucky enough to have three truly awful restaurant meals. That’s probably about one third of all the meals out which we have had in that time. These meals were all either treats or necessities. One was a lunch on a long motorway journey, one was a meal out on holiday and the third was a family celebration. We’re not made of money; our children are secondary school age and don’t normally order from the kids menu, so the cost is significant. It makes me realise how brave my restaurant reviewing blogger…

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