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To Hexham for celebrities, and to Perth for the pantomime (Rousse)

A crowd of posh pensioners carrying cameras obstructed my way as I attempted to drive my little buggy (illegally) along the pavement of Temperley Place, Hexham. They had their long lenses fixed on a doorway, in eager anticipation of snapping … Continue reading

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Drawbacks of glass house living in Edinburgh (Rousse)

The general public was using our glass-fronted flat as a thoroughfare to the Omni Centre. It was impossible to stop them, despite my pleas of “You wouldn’t have me wandering around uninvited in your kitchen, would you?” Some young men … Continue reading

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Camera envy (Rousse)

SW pulled a magnificent camera out of her bag. With its huge telephoto lens, she told me that her photographer husband had paid £90 for it in the 1980s. This was more that I could ever afford for photographic equipment.

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Matt Smith speaks at Aberdeen information science conference (Rousse)

I spied Matt Smith sitting at a table preparing his presentation. Up until this point I didn’t consider it an unusual prospect to be sharing the stage with him. Then it dawned on me that this was Dr Who! I … Continue reading

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David Mitchell’s photography one-upmanship lands university professor in trouble (Rousse)

David Mitchell showed me his DSLR camera and its a full range of lenses. It was then – two days into our two week holiday touring the Scottish highlands – that I realised that I only had the telephoto lens … Continue reading

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Rousse the dog photographer

I finally got my hands on a camera with a decent telephoto lens. I used it to photograph all the dogs – including the big black one with the pink rinse, and the shaggy hound who could transform himself from … Continue reading

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Time-travelling Rousse misses several photo opportunities and breaks a promise

I was in desperate need of a decent picture for my photo journal. I simply couldn’t find anything nearby that was interesting enough to snap. Then I struck upon an idea. If I travelled back in time just a couple … Continue reading

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