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Cobblestone Passageway

Positano in the low season is marked by low numbers of tourists, and with many of the hotel, restaurant and retail workers being employed seasonally, the township is very quiet. There are many opportunities to explore the streets, alleys and stairways without the crowds, and much of the time there are opportunities to make photos…
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Positano Sunrise

Apart from the lack of crowds, one of the distinctive things about low season in Positano is that the days are quite short. As the late, great photographer, Galen Rowell, once said: "You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer…
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Sunset Silhouette

I like a good silhouette, but find this type of photography to be challenging. I think that's because there needs to be a healthy balance between light and shadow (balanced light), strong features, colour and negative space. After making some sunset photos on the beach during our first evening in the beautiful Amalfi Coast town…
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Positano Rising

This series of photos from Positano in Italy have showed different aspects of the town, its stunning coastline and some individual characteristics of the township. This image, shot from the same western overlook from which I shot the image East from Positano shows the scale of the town growing up from the Piazza dei Mulini…
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East from Positano

The classic view of Positano is from the outlook at the eastern end of the township, near the Sponda bus-stop. This view is very oft the first stop for photographers visiting Positano1. This is exactly why its a good idea to sometimes shoot the opposite view, so after watching Elia Locardi's Photographing the World part…
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Six Passengers

Famous for its spectacular coastline, seascapes and mountain vistas, life in Positano is literally built around the sea. The township is a year round magnet for tourists, and the crystal blue seas are a way that many get to and from the area, and are a major part of their enjoyment of it. Swimming, snorkelling,…
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Stepping Up in Positano

Positano is known for many things - beaches, restaurants, bars, walks, magnificent scenery and more. Perhaps however it is most known for its many, many stairs. The town really has only two roads - the main highway the winds between Sorrento and Amalfi that cuts through the high part of town, and a second road…
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Looking Up from Positano

Like the other towns on Italy's Amalfi Coast, Positano stretches from its beautiful coastline up into the surrounding mountains. Standing on the beach, the signature dome of the church of Santa Maria Assunta is framed between an enclave in the ridge-line of the mountains. Buildings stretch much of the way up. This image was made…
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Friction and mindful blogging

In a thought-provoking post called Friction and silo dead-ends Manton Reece discusses the importance of friction in reducing fake news: I believe in a middle-ground solution. Make it easier to post to your blog. and But don’t make thoughtless re-sharing completely frictionless. That’s what leads to fake news spreading, why hateful tweets are exposed in…
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Positano Blue

Positano on Italy's Amalfi Coast is a spectacularly stunning township, rising up from the sea into the heights of the surrounding mountains. We visited in late Autumn, the low season for tourism, and we loved the fact that we could truly explore the coast, and the whole township without having to battle any crowds whatsoever.…
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Link: Introducing ProtonMail Bridge

Introducing ProtonMail Bridge, email encryption for Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Mail - ProtonMail Blog: ProtonMail Bridge is an application that allows you to use your ProtonMail encrypted email account with your favorite desktop email client such as Thunderbird, Apple Mail, or Outlook, while simultaneously retaining the zero-access encryption and end-to-end encryption that ProtonMail provides.
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End-to-End email encryption with ProtonMail

I really like ProtonMail for making end-to-end email encryption (relatively) simple. While ProtonMail (currently) requires another ProtonMail user for bi-directional encrypted email, even emails to users of other systems have some level of encryption. There are some interesting ways of encrypting messages to non-ProtonMail users, and the company says ability to communicate bi-directionally with users…
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