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On my photography website, BuYousef.com, I don’t write anything to accompany the images.  I choose my favourites from here and post them into themed galleries. Until recently I converted all images to black-and-white, maintaining a very simple and minimalist look and feel.  I liked the simplicity – but colour had to come back. I’ve just finished the redesign of the page, where I removed all the galleries (all the images are visible without a need to search),  there are no distractions (with contact information and links on the top instead of on the side) and colour is everywhere via the square thumbnails.

The end result will be a portfolio of my favourite 100-or-so shots, without distractions nor text.  I even reduced the file sizes to speed up image loading.  I’m still adding/removing images and will hopefully find equilibrium some time next week.  After that it will be a case of new pushes out old…

Your comments and suggestions are, as always, appreciated and welcome.

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I’ve been meaning to test my new macro lens for a while now.  The dusty weather last week didn’t help with shooting flowers.  I want my first flower post to be from our garden.  I took a couple of test shots, of flower petals and an ugly fly, holding the camera by hand.  The results were fantastic.

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I spend a lot of time in the air. I have done for more than fifteen years.  It’s fair to say that whist I don’t hate flying, there isn’t much out there that impresses me! This was the first time, in a long time, when I was actually excited about a flight.

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‘Sprint’ is probably the fastest most  powerful pigeon we have.  However, he tends to spend some nights away from home.  I have no idea where he goes… Unfortunately, it means I can’t use him for Project Bird’s Eye.  

I have added a new page.  I chose Neubronner as the name of the loft, named after the pioneer of aerial photography using pigeons.  Have a look and check again for updates.  I hope you find it interesting – even if you have no interest in pigeons.  

I’ve been thinking and planning this since last summer. I can’t wait for the potentially fascinating findings.