Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Category Archives: Monochrome

Homework: a candid shot

Often I try to shoot first and ask permission later, for fear of missing a candid moment. This doesn’t work in the western world, but here people are (mostly) only too happy … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 5 Comments

Single snapshots: Dressmaker’s daughter

August 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Single snapshot: Young girl, Nepal

August 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

Single snapshot: flute player

August 11, 2015 · 4 Comments

In quite a quandary about colour

Recently I spent the morning shooting at a children’s centre in Antananarivo. I will do a longer series with more details in the next few days, but was wondering if … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 9 Comments

O moon …

Don’t you just love the moon? Her intricate shapes, her magnetic personality. This evening I shot her (hand-held) while standing outside with friends enjoying a braai (barbecue) at a one-year-old’s birthday … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

Antsirabe in Black and White

There are some bloggers that leave me laughing out loud. Most don’t but yesterday I guffawed in my mind while reading Rachel’s Whims Black and White photography challenge (my room-mate was … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

W(edge)d between the light.

Today’s photo challenge from WordPress: “… show us an edge — a straight line, a narrow ridge, a precipice”. They also recommend that you make sure that any horizons are straight – … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 7 Comments


The architecture here in Antananarivo, capital to this red island of Madagascar, is wonderfully eclectic. Many of the buildings have a typically Malagasy feel, while some clearly date back to … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

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