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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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Dried grass blowing in the wind taken with hit or miss holga

Hit Or Miss Holga

Hit Or Miss Holga It was back in August last year that I first posted about the plastic fantastic Holga lens that I had acquired for my Nikon D5100. Because of the unpredictability of outcomes I have come to regard her as hit or miss Holga. Since that initial post one or two people have asked me why I put a cheap plastic lens on a sophisticated digital camera like the Nikon D5100. Well – […]

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clothespegs against a deep blue sky

The Quirky Art Of Lomography – Part 1

Disclaimer: I am not an expert on Lomography but a hobby photographer who has dabbled with the general style. Just as photographers seem to either love or hate HDR, so too is the case with lomography – a genre of photography that was inspired by the images produced by the original Russian made plastic LOMO camera, and subsequent other plastic “toy” cameras such as the Holga. The characteristics of Lomography are generally quirky, gritty, grainy, […]

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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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looking east towards the southern alps from lake matheson

The West Coast Of The South Island

One of the most photographed spots in the South Island would have to be Lake Matheson, just a few kilometres west of Fox Glacier township. Normally the peak of Mt Cook can be seen in the distance – but the day I took the photo above was overcast but still captures the mystical magical beauty that abounds up and down New Zealand’s West Coast – no matter what the weather. If you have never visited The Coast […]

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Bridge - 1964

What Sort Of Photos Do You Like To Take

A few days ago I met up with a friend who I hadn’t seen for several years as we live in different towns. I had forgotten that he too was very keen on photography like me, and I was momentarily lost for words when he asked what sort of photos do you like to take? I said I preferred taking landscape pictures more than anything else, simply because that is what I seem to have […]

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