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Mahajanga, Madagascar: Antsanitia Resort – View from the Sky

We’re doing much better at seeing the country to which we’ve been assigned early in our tour, rather than late, rushing, and ending up with a list of “places we wish we’d gone.”  Of Madagascar’s noteworthy destinations (really the list is … Continue reading

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Camera Test: The Ensign Commando

In 1945, London’s Ensign Ltd. designed a rugged, all-purpose camera for the British military that never saw much action because the war ended shortly thereafter.  It was subsequently “civilianized” but never got much traction due to supply shortages and the … Continue reading

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Found Film: Albert Family Outings

A couple of additional rolls this week from the series of photos taken by Raymond Albert in and around Rumford, Maine in the late 1940s and early 1950s (see “Introducing the Alberts”).  This looks like spring and summer, 1952, in which … Continue reading

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Dispatch from Sierra Leone: River Number Two Beach – Part 2

Just sharing a couple of short videos we did at “River Number Two” Beach south of Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Overcast day at the beach, what better activity than to fly a quadcopter with GoPro around the beach?  We took a … Continue reading

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Found Film: The Smith Family Goes to Florida

For the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at a batch of Kodacolor-X film from the 1960s, generally featuring a family’s special occasions, but for some reason never developed.  This week we accompany them as they go to Florida (and … Continue reading

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Breaking Rocks in Sierra Leone

This morning I woke up to a rare non-rainy August morning in Freetown.  Saturday!  So I grabbed my quadcopter and my camera and headed out to one of the highest-rated local beaches, River No. 2 Beach, where the local community has … Continue reading

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Day at the Beach

Marina Beach, Chennai, India

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Baby Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

Sea turtles have been on this earth for 110 million years, compared to humans’ 200,000.  If my math is correct, relating Earth’s 4.6 billion-year existence to a 24-hour clock would have seen sea turtles arriving at around 11:26 pm…and humans … Continue reading

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Found Film Friday: Laguna Beach Photowalk

After last week’s “surfing” theme, I thought it would be fun to share another roll with a seaside theme.  This one is not that old, and it came with the same batch of film as “Michelle’s” fisheye roll, and “Mike’s” … Continue reading

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Found Film: Everybody’s Gone Surfing

This week’s found film has a little bit of a story to it. It was found by someone in a storage unit in Worcester, Massachusetts. I wrote them back and asked for more details, but didn’t get any. But anyhow, … Continue reading

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Shooting with the Ansco Anscoflex

A couple of days ago, I posted about some “found film” that had come from a 1950s Ansco Anscoflex.  I had originally bid on an unidentified roll of film on eBay, and when I found out that the seller was … Continue reading

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Going to Goa: On the Beach

Sharing a few photos from our recent trip to Goa, a former Portuguese colony in west/south India.  One of the things tourists love about the beaches here is how clean they are.  Whether it’s the currents, the population size or … Continue reading

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The International Coastal Cleanup: Chennai, India

Today we joined thousands of Chennaiites in taking part in the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup.  Regular readers in this blog will recognize that Chennai struggles to maintain clean beaches and waterways, like many large urban areas on the coast.  It … Continue reading

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Chennai Fish Market

Living on the coast has its benefits – fresh fish!  Unfortunately, when it all gets gathered in one place, the smell of fish becomes so strong that I quickly lose interest in actually eating any.  But it’s good to know … Continue reading

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Chennai: at the Beach

Today’s post is a bit more depressing than most. People in Chennai will proudly tell you Chennai’s “Marina Beach” (also often spelled “Merina”) is the longest beach in the world, or the second longest.  I was skeptical, but found that … Continue reading

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Chennai: Early Impressions

Driving in Chennai can be a harrowing experience, especially for a newly-arrived foreigner.  And it typically takes more than a month to get your Indian driver’s license.  So when you first get here, you’re somewhat limited in your movement, and … Continue reading

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Found Film: Day at the Beach

The latest photos in my “found film” series is a set of four 6 x 6 cm photos from an unknown camera. These show a family trip to the beach – possibly but not necessarily memorable – but they won’t … Continue reading

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Our Coast, Your Photo Contest Entries

The entire TAZM Pictures crew entered a local photo contest sponsored by the Windhoek newspaper, The Namibian, and Studio 77, a photography studio.  The contest was set up to raise awareness about the fragility of the Namibian coast, most of … Continue reading

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