Trees reflected in the Otepuni Stream world photo day 2017

World Photo Day 2017

World Photo Day I joined a group of keen photographers – mostly members of the Southland Photographic Society – who headed out for a series of photowalks around Invercargill on Saturday to celebrate World Photo Day 2017. For some time now I have been working towards launching a redesign of this website to coincide with World Photo Day, and I managed it with a day or two to spare, so it is rather fitting to […]

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queens park on the diagonal path leading to the rotunda

Out Of My Comfort Zone

Tonight was the night I decided to step out of my comfort zone and have a crack at some nighttime photography. So, armed with my Nikon D5100, tripod and remote release and a small torch, I headed off into Queens Park. Here are some of the results of my night out. For a first genuine attempt at night time photography I’m pretty happy – but I’m sure that there is plenty of room for improvement. […]

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ivy clings to a brick wall around door number 52

Photographer’s Block

I have been struggling with my photography for some time now. Since deciding late last year to not continue with my photo-a-day project (which was posted on my Facebook page) I seem to have been unable to focus (pun intended) on my hobby. Part of this is due to the fact that I haven’t got it clear in my own head what photography niche I want to be in. I like the freedom of expression that […]

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A bottle found on Oreti Beach

On1 Photo 10

On1 Photo 10 is one of the handful of photo processing apps I have on my computer. The main reason I like it is that so many different effects can be achieved with just the press of a few buttons. Here is a small selection of snapshots taken on Oreti Beach over Waitangi weekend. They were taken using my Fujifilm XF1 and each was processed with a series of presets available in On1 Photo 10. […]

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All Saints Church Hollywood Terrace Invercargill

All Saints Church Invercargill

All Saints Church Every time I publish a new post I seem to start off by saying…”gosh, it’s been a long time since I last posted anything..”, and this time is no exception, although I do have a small excuse this time, because I have been beavering away at redesigning my site. So now the background work is finished it’s time for a new post. On the corner of Dee Street and Hollywood Terrace in Invercargill is the […]

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Fujifilm XF1 compact digital camera

Fujifilm XF1 Digital Camera

I haven’t had a great deal of luck with my back up cameras in the last few years. When I started this website I had a Nikon D3100 as a point and shoot back up camera. It just died! I replaced it six months ago with a Panasonic DMC-FT5 all weather camera as I left the country heading for Alaska where the mist is as thick as porridge and the rain heavier than a heavy […]

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