All-purpose Camera Review

My vote for the best all-purpose camera in the world goes with no hesitation to the Nikonos V “underwater” camera used not just underwater but everywhere! Here’s why: it is… * sturdy * impervious to water, sand, mud, grit, rain, snow * quiet (no mirror noise) * easy to handle (it has a great hand…

Peace in Sri Lanka?

Founded in the 1970s and commencing their armed struggle for an independent Tamil state in the north and east of Sri Lanka in 1983, against the Sri Lankan government, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have wrought havoc upon this small island off the coast of India, for the last two decades. A brutal…

Press Freedom in Africa

It is fairly well known that the last couple of years in Zimbabwe have seen an increasingly harsh crackdown on journalists and newspapers, local and foreign, critical of President Mugabe’s brutal and desperate attempts to remain in power. According to Reporters sans Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders – RSF), an organisation dedicated to protecting the free…

Aum Shinrikyo: The horror…

On March 20, 1995, membersof the Aum Shinrikyo cult executed a Sarin nerve gas attack in the Tokyo Subways, which killed 12 people and injured more than 3,000(another 1,500 psychological injuries were documented on top of this number). In the following months, four more attacks were executed,though these with no casualties. The cult leader, Shoko…

Photos of Turkey

This was taken in a valley just south of Van in south-east Turkey. The girl in the pink dress was wandering among the cows and eyed us suspiciously as our car pulled up and my camera appeared out the window. Nikon F80/Sigma 170-500mm River Micinger in Hosap, south-east Turkey. I was hiding behind some bushes…

Photos of Fes in Morocco

All photos taken with Canon Elan 7E and 50mm f1.8 Canon lens with Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 film. Exposures unrecorded. All were taken in and around the Medina in Fes, Morocco, April 2002. Above: Goat’s heads delicacies for sale in the market Above: Waiting at the entrance Above: Glimpse inside a mosque