This shot I took at Long Bay, in rather turbulent conditions. I slowed the shutter-speed to about 2 seconds, to give some sense of motion to the waves. I’ve also lined up the edge of the reef to lead int the image, and direct eye to Rangitoto. The big challenge with these shots is using [...]
Sunday Seascape 5 May 17
Sunday Seascape 4 May 11
Not quite Sunday, but hopefully close enough. This is a view of the Waitemata Harbour from Island Bay. I’ve used a 20mm lens and converted the image to a toned shot. One of the problems with overcast skies is they don’t add a lot of punch to the image.
Isn’t the internet wonderful? You can find all sorts of information from the comfort of a keyboard. I have been assured many extraordinary things are true, because someone found them on the internet. Homeopathy works, vaccines don’t, Noah’s Ark has been found again for real. But it isn’t just those fond of wild-conspiracies that can [...]
Sunday Seascape 3 May 03
This is a split-tone version of the surf at Muriwai. The wind and sea spray prevented me from getting any good long exposure shots. This is taken a 1/1000 sec using an 85mm lens.
We are fortunate to be in a place that, for an urban garden, has a lot of indigenous diversity. There are geckos in the trees, there are skinks on the ground. Keruru (wood-pigeons) and tuis visit regularly for food and rest. Moreporks (ruru) are also vocal in the night, having divided the area into what [...]
Oakley Creek Waterfall Apr 27
One of the kids had arranged a viewing of Marvel’s Age of Ultron on Sunday with friends. The cinema chosen was Henderson, which took me close to the Oakley Creek Scenic Reserve. Auckland, say unlike Fiordland, isn’t normally known for its waterfalls. Nonetheless, there is actually one in Central Auckland at Oakley Creek. So [...]
Sunday Seascape 2 Apr 26
As a diversion from the regular work routine, and to try something new, I’ve been taking photographs of the beaches and sea around us. The convenient thing about seascape photography is that say, unlike wildlife or macro photography, the sea is always there. And it never flies or runs away before you have the chance [...]
Sunday Seascape Apr 19
This seascape photo is of the beach at Long Bay. This is one of the bays in the East Coast Bays and is also a regional park. This is a 10 second exposure, taken with the Sony full-frame a900 DSLR, and the Minolta 20mm lens.
Time to take some pictures Apr 15
One of the things I like to do after an expedition overseas is decompress. That usually means heading out with a camera and enjoying the NZ scenery. No meetings, no crowds of people, no airport departure lounges or packed queues. So, after the last trip to China (late March) it’s time to appreciate NZ again. [...]
On the bear trail Mar 31
I’m back in Beijing. In the meeting room, two large maps of China are affixed to the wall. In theory the map describes the distribution of Asiatic black bears in China. Most are concentrated in Sichuan province, or up near the Russian Far East (HeilongJiang, Jilin). Someone’s eye roves over the map. They spot a [...]