What is “thedullchannel” and why is it dull?

This blog is mostly about photography but also about some thoughts of mine. In fact I don’t just want to share pictures but tell a small story, some facts or backgrounds or raise questions. So why is this site called “thedullchannel”? I could have called it [name]photos.com or something similar. But this seemed boring to me. It would sound like...

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My life in cameras 3b: Canon EOS 20D + Sigma AF 70-300/4-5,6 DL

Remember that I just bought a camera way over my budget and so could not afford any lenses beside the cheap kit lens that came with the camera? At that time I really thought I needed a telephoto lens so I went to the store (yes a physical store) and bought a cheap Sigma telephoto lens (this is a similar...

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The Book of Questions #1: Moving away for love

This is an ongoing series in which I answer every question from “The Book of Questions” by Gregory Stock. For a person you loved deeply, would you be willing to move to a distant country knowing there would be little chance of seeing your friends and family again? Stock, Gregory: The Book of Questions 1987 First of all remember that...

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Review: “The Book of Questions” by Gregory Stock

I recently cleaned out the book shelves and found this little booklet hidden in a corner. This is not a trivia book but a list of questions that are supposed to help you get to know you or others better. One might also say it is a nice conversation starter for small parties if you don’t want to talk about...

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Elon Musk and the pig people

I am astonished by the amount of conspiracy theories and their creativity. Some are quite sophisticated, complete with “scientific” studies and experts. Others are just mental. I want to be part of it and I also want to be heard. So here is my totally true truth about Elon Musk and his pig people. This is the Internet and some...

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My life in cameras: Part 3a Canon EOS 20D and Canon EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5.6

I am going to split these posts up into camera and lens because each combination is quite unique and I can show more pictures. I already told you how I started with a simple point and shoot camera but soon bought a “real” camera. But the picture quality left something to be desired. The dynamic range was not great and...

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