Photography frames – W Mappy http://w-mappy.com/ Tue, 09 Nov 2021 21:51:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://w-mappy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/cropped-icon-32x32.png Photography frames – W Mappy http://w-mappy.com/ 32 32 Panasonic LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 for L-mount full frame mirrorless cameras https://w-mappy.com/panasonic-lumix-s-35mm-f1-8-for-l-mount-full-frame-mirrorless-cameras/ https://w-mappy.com/panasonic-lumix-s-35mm-f1-8-for-l-mount-full-frame-mirrorless-cameras/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 14:05:42 +0000 https://w-mappy.com/panasonic-lumix-s-35mm-f1-8-for-l-mount-full-frame-mirrorless-cameras/

Panasonic has just unveiled an all-new primary lens for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras, the LUMIX S 35mm F1.8, which joins the other three large-aperture F1.8 lenses (85mm, 50mm and 24mm ) from the range.

The Panasonic LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 will be available from mid-November for £ 579.99 / $ 699.99 respectively in the UK and US.

Additionally, Panasonic announced that development is underway for a new 18mm ultra-wide-angle fixed-focal length lens with a maximum aperture of F1.8.

Read our in-depth review of the Panasonic LUMIX S 35mm F1.8, complete with full-size photo examples, to find out what we think.

Panasonic press release

Panasonic Introduces New LUMIX S 35mm Wide Angle Fixed Focus Lens with Large F1.8 Aperture

Compact and lightweight LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 (S-S35) for the LUMIX S series

November 9, 2021 – Panasonic is pleased to announce a new large aperture fixed focal length lens, the LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 (S-S35).

The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 is the fourth addition to the series of four F1.8 fixed focal length large aperture lenses based on the L-Mount system standard: 85mm (S-S85), 50mm (S -S50), 24mm (S-S24) and the new 35mm (S-S35). These lenses feature a common size and position of the control pieces to provide practical advantages of use, and the center of gravity of these lenses is almost the same, so that it is easy to quickly change lenses with a minimum balance setting when the camera is on a gimbal. . Common filters can also be used thanks to the same diameter, and the descriptive performance of these lenses is also consistent.

The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 consists of eleven lenses divided into nine groups, including three aspherical lenses and three ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses. Using three aspherical lenses results in both high descriptive performance and beautiful bokeh, which are advantages common to the series of all F1.8 lenses. ED lenses effectively suppress chromatic aberration. The lens can be used for versatile situations including landscapes and snapshots, taking advantage of the natural angle of view, as well as portraits. It can also be used for close-ups thanks to the minimum focusing distance of 0.24m.

The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 is capable of smooth and quiet operation to work with the camera’s AF system with the sensor reader at max. 240 fps. For non-linear adjustment, the focus is shifted by a variable amount according to the rotational speed of the focus ring while the focus is shifted by a designated amount according to the rotational quantum. of the focus ring for linear adjustment. Sensitivity (the amount of focus shift per quantum of rotation) can be selected from 90 to 360 degrees by 30 degrees to enable the intended focusing operation. The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 also excels in video recording performance with a mechanism that removes focus breathing, which was a fatal problem with all interchangeable lenses designed for still photography. With micro-step aperture control for smooth exposure change, professional-quality video can be recorded.

With its compact size of around 295g and light weight, the LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 offers amazing mobility to fit the S5, LUMIX’s smallest full-frame model. Rugged dust / splash resistant design * 1 withstands use in harsh conditions, even 10 degrees Celsius below zero. The filter diameter is 67mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.

The LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 will be available from mid-November for a suggested retail price of £ 579.99 (IRE € 659.99).

To further strengthen the S-series lens system, development is underway for a new 18mm ultra-wide-angle fixed focal length lens with a large F1.8 aperture. Along with the development of new lenses, firmware update programs * 2 are also available for conventional lenses S-R70200, S-E70200, S-R70300 and S-R24105 to improve image stabilizer stability. during video recording. In addition, the image stabilization performance of the Dual IS 2 has been increased from 6.5 stops to 7.5 stops * 3 for photo shoots when the S-R24105 is mounted on the LUMIX S1H, S1R or S1.

The Panasonic and L-Mount system alliance is committed to further expanding the line of L-mount lenses, as well as improving performance, to meet customer needs and maximize customer satisfaction.

The LUMIX S-S35 is an eligible product for the LUMIX PRO program. The LUMIX PRO program is designed to help LUMIX users when they need it most, with a range of benefits available to members not only in their own country but also in the countries they visit for work.

To verify http://www.lumix-pro.com for more details and terms and conditions, on qualifying levels, countries and products.

* 1 Dust and splash resistance does not guarantee that no damage will occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

* 2 Firmware update programs for S-R70200 (Ver.1.2), S-E70200 (Ver.1.1), S-R70300 (Ver.1.1) and

S-R24105 (Ver.1.2) are available on https: //av.jpn.support.panason …

* 3 Based on CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=105mm.] Performance is guaranteed when S-R24105 is mounted on LUMIX S1H, S1R or S1, from November 9, 2021.

• L-Mount is a trademark or registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Railway Brake Frames Market Global Regional Outlook 2021 – CRRC, Alstom, Wabtec Corporation, ESTANDA, Knorr-Bremse Group – The Ballgamer https://w-mappy.com/railway-brake-frames-market-global-regional-outlook-2021-crrc-alstom-wabtec-corporation-estanda-knorr-bremse-group-the-ballgamer/ https://w-mappy.com/railway-brake-frames-market-global-regional-outlook-2021-crrc-alstom-wabtec-corporation-estanda-knorr-bremse-group-the-ballgamer/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 13:39:32 +0000 https://w-mappy.com/railway-brake-frames-market-global-regional-outlook-2021-crrc-alstom-wabtec-corporation-estanda-knorr-bremse-group-the-ballgamer/

To better understand the market scenario, the Global Railway Brake Frames Market 2021-2027 was wanted by MarketQuest.biz. The assumptions that are made to obtain the statistics and data elements are using primary and secondary sources such as face to face and telephone interviews. All previous reports stored in our data house data are used to collect reliable information on the Hand Brake market.

The research uses correlation, regression and time series analysis to provide reliable business information. Our techniques such as technology landscape, regulatory frameworks, economic outlook, and business principles to share details of market external factors are under consideration. Different members of the market value chain, such as suppliers, distributors, vendors and end consumers, are also approached to provide a holistic picture of the market. It helps consumers interested in the Rail Brake Frame market, to develop their business strategy plan and to benefit from the market share.

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CRRC, Alstom, Wabtec Corporation, ESTANDA, Knorr-Bremse Group, Miner Enterprises Inc., LB Foster Rail Products, Akebono Brake Industry, Japan Brake Industrial

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  • North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
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  • Passenger train
  • Public transport train

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Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas Frame Their ‘Gathbandhan’ In Their New LA Home, Start New Trend https://w-mappy.com/priyanka-chopra-nick-jonas-frame-their-gathbandhan-in-their-new-la-home-start-new-trend/ https://w-mappy.com/priyanka-chopra-nick-jonas-frame-their-gathbandhan-in-their-new-la-home-start-new-trend/#respond Mon, 08 Nov 2021 08:08:57 +0000 https://w-mappy.com/priyanka-chopra-nick-jonas-frame-their-gathbandhan-in-their-new-la-home-start-new-trend/

We’re all looking for ways to add a personalized touch to our home, but you never knew that a couple can add their own, too. gathbandhan at their house. In a world where we are all busy framing handprints to immortalize our love story, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas have taken a step forward and framed the most sacred thing of their marriage and the have engraved on the wall of their new home in LA. .

For non-scientists, after a roka ceremony in August 2018, Priyanka Chopra announced the news of her marriage to international sensation Nick Jonas. She had added “Jonas” to his name after her marriage to Nick on December 1 and 2, 2018 at the Umaid Bhawan Palace according to Christian and Hindu rituals. On Diwali 2021, the couple moved into their new home in LA and a wall of their house stuck all the right chords in the hearts of their fans.

Also Read: Shriya Saran Sneakily Shares First Glimpse Of Daughter, Radha’s Face In Diwali Holiday Photo

Priyanka and Nick Jonas in Jodhpur

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas threw a big Diwali party at their new home in LA. While previewing the same on her IG grip, Priyanka shared a photo that made everyone aww. As Priyanka posted photos from different corners of her house, in one photo she posed with Nick next to a wall, which has a huge frame, with their Hindu gathbandhan dupattas. Well, this gesture from Priyanka and Nick has definitely started a new trend for couples.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Gathbandhan

Sharing a series of photos and a video from the party at her new LA home, Priyanka wrote:

“Our first diwali in our first house together. This one will always be special. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this evening so special. You are my angels. To everyone who honored our home and culture not only by dressing the room but dancing the night away, you made me feel like I was back home. And to the best husband and partner @nickjonas, you are what dreams are made of. I love you. My heart is so grateful and full. Happy Diwali.

November 5, 2021, Priyanka Chopra Jonas had used his Instagram account to share photos of the griha pravesh puja from her new home with her husband, Nick Jonas. In the photos, the couple could be seen playing Lakshmi puja in their new home in Los Angeles. They were seen holding a puja ki thali, which had diyas and flowers in it. For the puja, Priyanka wore a bright yellow saree, while Nick wore a white kurta-pajamas together. Beside the images, Priyanka Chopra Jonas had written:

“Ya devi sarvabhuteshu Lakshmi rupena sangsthita. Namastasye namastasye namastasye namo namaha. With the blessings of Goddess Mahalakshmi, we invite her grace and abundance into our home. Happy Diwali.

Recommended Reading: Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya Throws A Unique Pre-Birthday Surprise For Husband Vivek Dahiya In Dubai

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

In an interview with People, Priyanka Chopra had explained how, despite the fact that she had grown up dreaming of getting married and being married, she had given up in her twenties. Stating that she was not sure what the relationship meant, she said:

“I loved the idea of ​​being married, I was fascinated by the idea of ​​being married as a child without realizing what it really meant. But when I was in my twenties I said I had things to do, I didn’t know what that would have meant. When you find the right fit, everything is so comfortable and not everything is the effort that I thought it would be. For a really long time I was like, I don’t know. Being married was such an alien thought. Corn [now] I am so comfortable in it.

Priyanka Chopra

Will you follow the trend of getting your gathbandhan framed by Priyanka and Nick?

Read more: Manisha Koirala writes moving note on her ‘arduous journey against cancer’, posts hospital photo

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Review – Vue Lite smart glasses: technology in your spectacle frame https://w-mappy.com/review-vue-lite-smart-glasses-technology-in-your-spectacle-frame/ https://w-mappy.com/review-vue-lite-smart-glasses-technology-in-your-spectacle-frame/#respond Mon, 08 Nov 2021 04:00:47 +0000 https://w-mappy.com/review-vue-lite-smart-glasses-technology-in-your-spectacle-frame/

Today is a rare day when you will see me wearing glasses because I usually don’t wear them at all. These are the Vue Lite smart glasses and I’ve been using them for a while, so let’s unpack them and show what this pair of smart glasses is all about.

Thus, the Vue Lite is available in a variety of different frames to choose from. At Vue website, the Vue Lite comes in a variety of different shapes and even sizes – for a low bridge fit.

I chose Leo because I don’t know, it looks good – I guess? And since I don’t need eyeglasses, I just chose sunglasses because I want a pair of sunglasses to combat the blinding sun.

So the Leo sunglasses with polarized lenses arrived.

Lite view

Inside the box we get all of these – the glasses, a soft pouch, a charging cable, a microfiber cloth and also a user manual.

We’ll put all of that aside and take a look at the glasses first. While I can’t comment on the whole aspect of the glasses, I can comment on the technical side of things.

Lite view

These Vue Lite smart glasses are basically just a pair of TWS headphones that turned into the ‘legs’ of these glasses. The speaker is located somewhere near the ear and the touch zone is located at the start of the leg.

Lite view

For the features we will need to take out the user manual and – it only has two gestures. Double-tap to play / pause or answer the call – or double-tap in the Camera app to take a photo – and hold for 3 seconds will trigger the voice assistant.

Lite view
This touch sensor is located on the Vue logo.

And yes, the Vue Lite does make hair microphones – which you can hear here.

As you can see here, the left and right sides of the “legs” are completely independent of each other. This is why in the Bluetooth menu, there are two Vue Lite displayed.

Lite view

To turn the Vue Lite on or off, you will need to hold the touch zone for approximately 8 seconds. You can technically use it unilaterally but… it’s just weird.

Okay, enough about the features – how is the sound quality?
I walked in knowing it wouldn’t sound good for music because the bass was going to be heavily affected – and I was kinda right. It’s not entirely bassless but it just sounds missing.

Lite view

However, I wore the Vue Lite while cleaning my room recently. Yes, it’s weird since I’m wearing a pair of sunglasses while tidying my room but that’s not the point.

I was listening to podcasts while wearing the Vue Lite and have to say it sounds really good. The frequency of human speech is clear on the Vue Lite and I think that’s its strong point.

Lite view

There are some people who don’t like wearing TWS headphones and this Vue Lite can serve as an alternative. However, in very tight spaces, anyone right next to me might be able to hear what I am listening to.

The volume depends on the phone and it is not particularly loud even at maximum volume. Hmmm …

And the battery life. It is complicated. While I was testing the Vue Lite with a bunch of things like music, podcasts, its microphone and so on, the battery life dropped 10% in about half an hour.

As for the charger, it is not elegant. The proprietary charging cable is a USB-A to a Y cable that consists of pogo pins and snaps into either side of the goggle feet for charging.

Lite view
However, this is not the most elegant solution …

Should I buy Vue Lite?

It’s a tough question, honestly. I will say that the Vue Lite is a niche product. If you don’t like wearing a smartwatch or smart bracelet for notifications, then the Vue Lite might be right for you.

For example, my mother. She can wear the Vue Lite while she is in the kitchen and wants to continue her conversation with her friends. This means that she doesn’t need to wear another pair of TWS headphones or hold her phone to continue the conversation.

The Vue Lite will literally free his hands. If you already need to wear a pair of glasses anyway, why not put some technology on them?

Battery life and charging cable isn’t a fancy fix, although I can see why.

But in the end, the Vue Lite starts up at $ 149 and I think that’s a very low price for a pair of smart glasses – especially compared to other smart glasses like the Huawei x Gentle Monster we reviewed last year.


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Frames Per Second: Bollywood Watching Bollywood https://w-mappy.com/frames-per-second-bollywood-watching-bollywood/ https://w-mappy.com/frames-per-second-bollywood-watching-bollywood/#respond Sun, 07 Nov 2021 08:54:00 +0000 https://w-mappy.com/frames-per-second-bollywood-watching-bollywood/

At the start of “Call My Agent Bollywood”, Jignesh (Rohan Joshi), a junior agent for the ART agency, takes newcomer Nia (Radhika Seth) to the script and contract room. “It all depends on the scenario,” he told her. “Without the scripts, there are no films, no money, no actors, their agents, their assistants and you.” Unfortunately for the show, which fell on Netflix late last month, its creators seem to be completely unaware of this corporate truth. For an adaptation of a successful French original, the narrative of the Hindi version is offensive at best and boring at worst. And every aspect of the series – acting, directing, cinematography, music – seems to be infected with acute indifference.

Take for example the end of the second episode where Nia and Treasa Matthews (Soni Razdan) share a cigarette on the roof. Treasa advises Nia, who is obviously depressed for some reason, not to worry too much. “Har ek fikr ko, dhunye me uda de (Let every worry turn to smoke.)” Before saying smoke in this line and the next, she stops to take a puff and exhales some smoke. Would it be more amateur? One wonders where director Shaad Ali, who directed the delicious “Bunty Aur Babli” (2005), was when this scene was shot. And what about free drone photography of the city skyline? There appears to be a pandemic in the original content of streaming platforms.

But more than technical issues, ‘Call My Agent’ is deeply disappointing because although it is Bollywood-focused, it gives us no insight into its inner workings. Bollywood, or the Mumbai-based Hindi film industry, can be seen as a tightly knit society with an almost tribal code of conduct. As Professor Rosie Thomas, a pioneer in the study of popular Hindi cinema, demonstrated in her book Bombay Before Bollywood, the film industry can be a rich field of anthropological study. This world is one of endless fascination with foreigners – those trying to take a break, journalists, academics and regular fans. Bollywood has opened its curtains time and time again to let the avid public get a glimpse of how magic is created in its studios and sets.

One of the most effective storytelling strategies for this is to bring a character who is an alien into this world. In “Bombay Talkie” (dir: James Ivory; 1970), this outsider is the British novelist Lucia Lane (Jennifer Kendal). Having written a book on Hollywood, she is in Bombay (Mumbai) to write another book. But she finds herself involved in this world when she falls in love with morning idol Vikram (Shashi Kapoor). This is the only movie in which Jennifer and Shashi face each other. With a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Ivory, it’s a typical Merchant-Ivory movie – nostalgic for a world dying before it’s even dead.

Directed in English, the film does not really plunge us into the heart of the darkness of the film industry. But, two things about the movie still stand out, at least for me. The first is the legendary song “Typewriter, tip tip tip tip karta hain” (music: Shankar-Jaikishan) – with Helen and Shashi Kapoor dancing on a huge typewriter in a dreamlike sequence. The other is the opening sequence of the title cards. The film opens with a shot of Bombay, then the camera selects four workers carrying a billboard, typically used to promote films, in traffic. This is followed by a montage of billboards and city maps, with an evocative musical score in the background. Such a title sequence is probably inspired by similar sequences used by Satyajit Ray, who was a mentor for Merchant-Ivory and had composed the music for their previous film “Shakespeare Wallah” (1965).

A similar montage marks the entry of another outsider to Bombay in ‘Guddi’ (1971) directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. This is not a title sequence, but a montage of large billboards, with all of the major male stars of the early 1970s – Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor, Manoj Kumar and others appearing. also in cameos later in the movie. . The background music is not only music but songs, dialogues, even action sequences in the strong register that one expects from a masala film. But ‘Guddi’ is not a masala movie – in fact, it’s a thoughtful critique of the film industry and the effect it has on Indians.

In this film, the outsider is Guddi (Jaya Bhaduri) – a high school student in love with superstar Dharmendra, played by the actor himself. When Guddi dismisses the appropriate boy Navin (Samit Bhanja), his uncle, Professor Gupta (Utpal Dutt) hatches a plan to allow him to get a glimpse of the blood and sweat – literally – that go into making it happen. ‘a movie. He convinces Dharmendra to help him with this plan. In a plot device perhaps borrowed from Shakespeare’s “The Taming Shrew” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Professor Gupta and Dharmendra stage a “drama”, so that Navin emerges as a hero for Guddi. This includes Navin beating Dharmendra in a badminton match and beating thieves (Dutt and Dharmendra dressed as burkhas) to save her.

Rachel Dwyer describes Bollywood as the mythology of modern India, but the filmmakers already knew it. Movie actors are nothing less than gods and goddesses to their fans like Guddi. In his “love” for Dharmendra, Guddi decides to imitate the 16th century Indian mystic Mirabai and never to marry. The screenplay, written by Gulzar, falters when it becomes didactic – but sparkles with humor. While “playing” is part of Professor Gupta’s script to exorcise Guddi from his infatuation, the characters also play other games, such as “the statue”. This is also crucial for the plot because at the climax, Guddi prevents Navin from leaving by shouting: “Statue”.

The blinding glamor of the Hindi film industry has inspired several wonderful performances over the years, such as “Chala Murari Hero Banne” (1977), “Rangeela” (1995), “Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon” (2003), “Om Shanti Om ‘(2007). But perhaps the most lucid portrayal of the prize for ambition was Zoya Akhtar’s debut film,“ Luck By Chance ”(2009). At present, the features genre of film on the film industry had become well defined – strangers wanting to join in, cameos from actors, references to movie gossip, a few nuggets of wisdom about how it’s all done -believing.

But Luck By Chance eschews all didacticism for a realistic portrayal of the Faustian market that its lead actor Vikram Jaisingh (Farhan Akhtar) must hit to reach the pinnacle of popularity. A quintessential outsider, Vikram comes to Mumbai from Delhi to become an actor but struggles to find a break. He is morally supported by Sona Mishra (Konkona Sen Sharma), another struggling actor who plays roles in the movies. When an opportunity presents itself, Vikram must betray his friends, new co-workers, and even Sona to be successful in the dog-eating world of Bollywood.

In a revealing scene, he goes to a party at Kareena Kapoor’s house and meets Zafar Khan (Hrithik Roshan) – the superstar who dropped out of the movie where Vikram gets his big chance. After exchanging greetings, Zafar watches him from afar and assesses him with director Karan Johar:

KARAN: So, Romi’s uncle [producer’s] hero meets the discovery of uncle Romi.

ZAFAR (looking at Vikram): What do you think?

KARAN: Not bad. Potential. Did he thank you?

ZAFAR: What for?

KARAN: He’s only at this party because you left that movie.

ZAFAR: Come on!

KARAN: It’s a fact. This is how foreigners enter the industry. Someone writes an unconventional role, a big star turns down the role, and a newcomer gets a break.

ZAFAR: Give me an example.

KARAN: Darr, Baazigar. Many stars have refused these films. Finally, a man did. Shah Rukh Khan. Of course, Zanjeer. Seven stars refused it. Finally, the role went to a struggling actor, whose name is …

ZAFAR: Amitabh Bachchan.

KARAN: Good answer.

ZAFAR: Why didn’t you tell me that before?

KARAN: Well, you never asked.

They share a wry smile, the camera shifts to Vikram, acknowledging that a stranger becomes an insider here. For a cinephile, this moment is even more pleasant because he already knows the nuggets of wisdom that Johar has just passed on. For the clouded movie fan, right now they are no longer a stranger to the magical world of Bollywood. Their insider knowledge turned them into insiders.

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The writer’s novel, Ritual, was published in 2020. He teaches journalism at OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat

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Local products and designers within the framework https://w-mappy.com/local-products-and-designers-within-the-framework/ https://w-mappy.com/local-products-and-designers-within-the-framework/#respond Sat, 06 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://w-mappy.com/local-products-and-designers-within-the-framework/ We love Irish design, so this Siar gift set, above, from the creative duo Aoife and Gary (Rua’s boss, the office cat) is right up our street. Aoife tells us: “Siar photography results from observing Irish landscape and culture in a unique way, with a local perspective, depicting Irish environment, culture and heritage as well as landscape photos.

With over 100 original prints, each photo is printed, titled, packaged and sold from the couple’s studio in County Clare. This set includes a framed print of your choice, a beautiful Trá candle, a greeting card with your message, all packaged for € 52.50. See www.siarphotography.fr for more products and information.

Cool creations

Isn’t that just beautiful? Kopper Kreation designs unique pieces like this triangular base copper lamp, created from reclaimed copper pipe and an exposed diamond Edison bulb. Priced at € 120, it’s featured on giftedfromireland.com, an organized hub, bringing you the best of Irish craft and design from talented designers. The products can be shipped worldwide.

The Gifted Fair will take place at RDS Dublin from December 1-5, with tickets available at www.giftedfair.fr.

In the bag

I’m a huge fan of Sallyann Marron’s handmade bags, unique and recycled handbags that are sustainable, good for the planet and absolutely beautiful. Glad to hear that she will be showcasing her products at this year’s Ballymaloe Craft Fair.

This year it will take place over two weekends – November 19-21 and November 26-28. It will feature over 150 stalls each weekend featuring artisanal products from Ireland’s best producers, artists, designers and craft brewers.

Visit www.ballymaloefestivals.ie.

Bathing art

Discover Meadows & Byrne, when ‘bath time’ means ‘art time’ this fall with some fabulous drops with a new collection of bath towels featuring prints from some of Europe’s greatest painters. Our favorite? This Figure in window represents the realistic work in oil on paper of 1925 by Salvador Dalí, it shows the sister of the painter Ana Maria, seen from behind in front of a window in Cadaqués. The 100% cotton towel, 120X150cm, € 59.95;www.meadowsandbyrne.com.

Reversed

Don’t forget the house’s four-legged companion – we love the look of this sturdy real concrete bowl. For the trendy bowwow, you don’t know. Equipped with protective feet and a removable stainless steel bowl, it is dishwasher safe and is available in two sizes, 16 cm and 20 cm. The Riboco bowl is available from www.butterbiscuit.ie from € 24.50.

Everything is in order

Dublin Herbalists is a women-owned, all-female kitchen table start-up that now employs seven local women in the small rural village of Mullianhone, in south Tipperary. They recently introduced three new products to their collection.

The new body oil, hand soap, and hand lotion all use durable, clean ingredients. Presented in amber glass bottles and with pump dispensers, this gift set is packaged and designed to preserve the integrity of the ingredients and be environmentally friendly. Get your hands on it at www.dublinherbalists.ie/shop; or through nationwide dealers, Kilkenny Stores, Meadows & Byrne, Nourish, Evergreen and health stores.

Naughty idea

Spotted at Newbridge Silverware, fabulous home gifts. My favorite? The fantastic Mr Fox! An original silver-plated decanter with a fox-head stopper is perfect for storing spirits. Yours for € 65, it can be purchased online or from retailers nationwide. To see more www.newbridgesilverware.com.

Skin Care Advisory

Irish-made Holos Skincare has just launched seven fabulous gift sets, with everything you need for a healthy skincare routine this fall and winter. It’s more vegan-friendly skin care, handcrafted in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, and free of gluten, alcohol, parabens, and SLS.

In the photo, this gift box of super natural activities for 132 € (a value of 155 €). Holos is available online, with free shipping for orders over € 60, and at local pharmacies. See www.holos.fr for resellers.

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5 Images … Of Scheveningen Strand beach on Kodak Portra 160 (Canon A-1 + Canon FDn 50mm f / 1.8) https://w-mappy.com/5-images-of-scheveningen-strand-beach-on-kodak-portra-160-canon-a-1-canon-fdn-50mm-f-1-8/ https://w-mappy.com/5-images-of-scheveningen-strand-beach-on-kodak-portra-160-canon-a-1-canon-fdn-50mm-f-1-8/#respond Fri, 05 Nov 2021 13:00:00 +0000 https://w-mappy.com/5-images-of-scheveningen-strand-beach-on-kodak-portra-160-canon-a-1-canon-fdn-50mm-f-1-8/

There are few things more enjoyable than a day at the beach in good company and in bright sunshine. I hope these 5 images will convey this feeling of warmth both literally and figuratively.

During one of the last weeks of August my group of friends and I decided to walk down from Delft to Scheveningen Strand, one of the most popular beaches in the Netherlands. Having recently returned to the Netherlands for my studies, it was a good return to normal after a summer of traveling with the family.

I bring with me my Canon A-1 and one of my favorite fixed focal length lenses, the 50mm FDn f / 1.8. When I bought the A-1 a few months ago it came with the 50mm as a kit lens, the original intention to replace my lack of budget at the time prevented me and I found myself liking the smaller look of a 50mm. Unfortunately, opening auto mode on the lens failed, so I used the A-1 entirely manually, which feels like missing a lot of its lens as one of the first automatic exposure cameras.

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Of course, a sunny beach near sunset was the perfect environment to try out a Kodak Portra 160 for the first time. Normally rivaling Portra, I decided to splash out to preserve one of the last days of summer in the prettiest way possible. As always, Portra’s superb dynamic range really helped capture both the subjects and the brighter sky behind them, in combination with the crisp, contrasting colors that produced some of my favorite images I’ve taken so far. now. Everything was shot at box speed with the film developed by Photo van der Graaf in Rotterdam and scanned on their Fuji Frontier SP-3000.