Thursday, February 24, 2011
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f8, 1/250 sec, 15mm efl, PSE8+Topaz
This was Shag Rock a month ago; now reduced to a pile of rubble after the Feb 22 quake.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
These two pictures were taken today near the epicentre of Saturday's 7.1 earthquake. The first shows the latteral offset on what was previously the 'straight as an arrow' "Telegraph Road" not far from the "Charring Cross" near Darfield. As you can see the shift is about half the carriageway width. The second picture was taken on "Highfield Road" about 2km East from the first picture and not only shows the latteral displacement but also a drop of about 1.5m in what was previously a flat road.
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f8, 1/180-1/90 sec, 125mm and 50mm, Capture NX2
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/125 sec, 87mm efl, Capture NX2
The Eyre river flows underground for most of the year, except when there is heavy rain in the catchment. Then the river fills its shingle bed, carries debris down stream and wipes out the numerous fords (not me!) that cross the river. Here, a few days after such an occurrence the water has subsided and trickles placidly beneath a Nor'west cloud arch. Tomorrow it will snow.
Friday, June 18, 2010
New Brighton pier, dawn
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f22, 6 secs (ND10), 150mm efl, Capture NX2, The Gimp.
One good thing about winter is that dawn comes at a more sociable hour - 8am in this case. As we left, a photographer standing nearby commented, "not such a good dawn this morning". Maybe, maybe not.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Willows, Lake Pearson
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/125 sec, 27mm efl, Capture NX2
This picture has an infrared quality to it, but it isn't. A yellow filter has turned the deep blue sky almost black while making the yellow grass and red tinged trees, almost white, like the snow on Mt. Manson.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Fire and brimstone
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f8, 1/250 sec, 42 mm efl, Capture NX2
A dramatic evening sky over Oxford (no Photoshop tricks). I've never seen fire and brimstone, but I imagine that it might look a little like this :-)
Friday, February 19, 2010
Morning mist on the first hole
Canon PowerShot A590 IS, ISO 80, f5.5, 1/400 sec, 140mm efl, Capture NX2
I was doing a recon' for a job at the local golf course - that's why I was early, thats why I was only carrying the little Canon. But even a little point and shoot can do pretty well - in the full size picture, you can see the sunlight catching the dew-drops on the grass by the first tree! As someone else has said, "the best camera is the one you have with you".
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
All Red and Yellow
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f5.6, 1/1,000 sec, 66 mm efl, Capture NX 2
Taken this afternoon at a rather overcast Woodend Beach - the bright colours made up for the lack of sun. There is another picture; "One life to guard" in the "Phoxford Gallery"
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/125 sec, 90 mm efl, Capture NX 2
Yesterday we escaped the drizzly dreariness of the plains to find a few moments of sun up at Castle Hill where we wandered among the limestone rocks and took some pictures.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 200, f11, 1/500 sec, 42 mm efl, Capture NX2
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Sunday, December 06, 2009
Dawn over Canterbury
Nikon D80, ISO 200, f8, 1/1500 sec, 36 mm efl, Capture NX2
Taken yesterday morning shortly after lift off from Cust - the only good morning in a week of cloud and rain.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f8, 1/45 sec, +1EV, 187mm efl, Capture NX2
They were bedding out the plants down at the Botanic Gardens today when the lighting caught my eye ... +1 stop to capture the highlights.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Fording the Eyre
Nikon D80, ISO 400, f8, 1/350 sec, 250mm efl, Capture NX2
Waiting for birds; got horses.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 200, f16, 1/90 sec, 105mm efl, Photomatix Pro 3, Capture NX2
I love to see the clouds elbowing their way between the mountains. Caught on the way to Methven for lunch.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Nikin D80, ISO 200, f11, 1/125 sec, 15 mm efl, Photomatix Pro 3, Capture NX2
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Sunrise, Govenors Bay
Nikon D80, ISO 200, f5 1/4000 sec (-1.5 EV), 93mm efl, Capture NX2
Yes, I know, I've gon all 'boaty' - but it was a very productive morning
at Governors Bay and I've been gradually working
thorough the RAWs seeing what can be made of them. This one particularly appealed to me with its glowing sunrise.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 200, f11, 1/750 sec, 60mm efl, Capture NX2, Color Efex Pro 3
It makes me smile to select a 'filter' during digital post processing
called, in this case, "bleach bypass". Especially as I
can remember bypassing the bleach process when we still used chemicals in a darkroom. Then it was a bit of a hit or
miss afair; would you get the effect you were after, and if not what could you do about it? Now I can tweak the
settings in software until its just the way I want it and there's no bleach to bypass at all! That's progress, I guess.
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Toned in Governors Bay
Nikon D80, ISO 200, f11, [1/500 & 1/350 sec], [135mm & 150mm efl], Capture NX2, Toned with Color Efex Pro3
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Dawn, Governors Bay
Nikon D80, ISO 200, f11, 1/500 sec, 25mm efl, Photomatix Pro 3, Capture NX2.
Dawn is my favourite time of day for making pictures. Unlike sunset, there is a freshness to dawn; an expectation of things to come.
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Ice, grass & sun
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f16, 1/250 sec, 15mm efl, Capture NX2
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Windswept on Lake Coleridge
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/125 sec, 20mm efl, Photomatix Pro 3, Capture NX2
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Between the passes
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f16, 1/90 sec, 33mm efl, Photomatix Pro3, Capture NX2
On the road between Porters Pass and Arthur's Pass in the Canterbury High Country.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f16, 1/30 sec, 36mm efl, Photomatix Pro3, Capture NX2
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/750 sec, -2EV, 16mm efl, Capture NX2
Nearly a week without my lappy while it was being repaired, but back in business now ... sighs of relief :-)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/90sec, 15mm efl, Capture NX2
... and I deliberately started out with my standard lens in place so that I wouldn't be tempted to see every scene as an opportunity for some 10mm action. Oh, wel ...
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Grass, rock, snow
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f16, 1/60 sec, 42mm efl, 3 frames, AutoPano Pro 2, Capture NX2
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Rage in the gorge
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/60 sec, 42mm efl, Autopano Pro 2, Photomatix Pro 3, Capture NX2
What a difference a day makes ... this was taken less than 24 hours after "Waimakariri River Gorge" (below, 16 May) and was a result of "Storm in the catchment" (below, 17 May). Standing on the bank while metre high waves thunder past was an awesome experience that helps one appreciate the power of water in motion.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/60 sec, 42mm efl, Autopano Pro, Photomatix Pro, Capture NX2
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Storm in the catchment
Nikon D80, ISO 400, f16, 1/500 sec, -1EV, 52mm efl, Capture NX2
When the rain falls in the mountains, the gently winding river turns into a torrent.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Waimakariri River Gorge
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, AutoPano Pro, Photomatix Pro
The lighting was just beautiful at this time of day but an hour earlier may have been better. Perhaps another day.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Canon PowerShot A590 IS, ISO 80, f5.6, 1/400 sec, 140 mm efl, Capture NX2
The first snow of the year fell on Mt Oxford on Sunday night - grabbed through the bedroom window, mid morning, Monday.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Plays with clouds
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/750 sec, 150mm efl, Capture NX2, Photomatix Pro 3
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/90 sec, 60mm efl, Capture NX2, Photomatix Pro 3
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Canon PowerShot A590 IS, ISO 100, f6.3, 1/250 sec, 35mm efl, Capture NX2
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Where sun briefly shines
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f16, 1/4 sec (-2EV), 90mm efl, Capture NX2, Photomatix Pro 3
Recently I have been finding some smaller, more intimate places. Places where few feet have been, where the sun reaches only briefly and the ever-damp air makes foggy breath on a summer's day. I would like to capture the esence of these places.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f16, 1/2 sec, 42mm efl, -2EV, Capture NX2, Photomatix Pro 3
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f8, 1/125 sec, 42mm efl, Hand-held, Capture NX2
The cloud and the blue sky reflected in the water caught my eye and the random flecks of autumn leaves amongst the rocks made a random abstract pattern. Printed up large, there is plenty of detail to keep the viewer involved in the picture - eyes hopping from rock to rock, just as my feet did.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Path to ...
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f8, 1/45 sec, 66mm efl, Capture NX2
Printed up large, this picture is full of detail that has my eyes running back and forth but there seems to be an eeriness; the path leads up but the tree roots seem to be creeping down. Or perhaps it's just me.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f8, 1/60 sec, 105mm efl, Capture NX2
The afternoon sun was catching the tops of these trees on the side of the Ashley Gorge, bringing out so many shades of green, yellow, brown and orange. Sometimes this sort of scene doesn't translate to a photograph, but this looks wonderful as an A3+ print with a beautifully 'layered' three dimensional effect.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Chess in the Square
Canon PowerShot A590 IS, ISO 80, f5, 1/200 sec, 40 mm efl, Capture NX2
Monday, February 16, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 200, f11, 1/180 sec, 120 mm efl, Capture NX2
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Listening for dawn
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/2 sec, 42mm, Capture NX2
Thursday, January 29, 2009
River of flowers
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f13, 1/125 sec, 42mm, Capture NX2
Friday, January 16, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 200, f11, 1/60 sec, 150mm, Autopano Pro, Capture NX2, Paint Shop Pro X2
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/250 sec, 150 mm, Capture NX2
Mounted and framed 52 cm x 31 cm
Monday, January 12, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f9.5, 1/125 sec, 100 mm, Capture NX2
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Nikon D80, ISO 320, f4.8, 1/60 sec, 75 mm, Capture NX2
Saturday, January 03, 2009
New Brighton Pier
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f16, 1/125 sec, 150 mm, Capture NX2
Mounted and framed as a polyptych; 68 cm x 31 cm
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Up, up and away
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f6.7, 1/180 sec, 42 mm, Capture NX2
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Rule of thirds
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/180 sec, 150 mm, Capture NX2
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
At The Beach
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f16, 1/125 sec, 66 mm, Capture NX2
Monday, December 29, 2008
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f9.5, 1/180 sec, 51mm, Capture NX2
Hey, that's 'my' shed, actually a neighbour's. Beautiful photos!!!!!
Thanks Celia, The red door caught my eye - it's faded a bit more now.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Kodak DC3800, (No EXIF data).
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Mist of time
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f5.6, 1/60 sec, 72mm, Capture NX 2
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f16, 1/250 sec, 150mm, Autopano Pro (8 images, 7596 x 6068 = 46 MP)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sony DSC-H2, ISO 100, f8, 1/200 sec, Autopano Pro (11 images, 10577 x 3097 = 32 MP)
Mounted and framed as an overlapping triptych; 77cm x 28cm
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sony DSC-H2, ISO 100, f8, 1/400 sec, 72mm, Capture NX 2
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f7, 1/320 sec, 66mm, Capture NX 2
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Nikon D80, ISO 100, f9, 1/125 sec, 150mm, Capture NX 2
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Nikon D80, ISO 200, f6.7, 1/180 sec, 42mm, Capture NX