Photography fun

By Brendan Moyle 05/06/2014

The weather on the long weekend was rather glorious, and my daughter wanted to take some photos around the Auckland Museum.  So off we went on Sunday morning.  It was a good few hours. While photography is often a solitary affair, just wandering around, chatting and taking pictures is quite rewarding.  Well, that it was my daughter probably helped.  She quite enjoyed using the a700. 

Anyway, the sun shone, the sky was clear and blue, and the slight chill made for good shots.  Crossing the harbour bridge brought up one of those vistas of the Auckland harbour and skyline that never fails to impress. 

While most of my pictures were taken with my Dynax 7 (a film camera, so no pics to show yet), I wanted to take some shots that would suit an ‘antique’ post-processing style.  So this is about trying to imagine what the shots would look like after they’re transformed.

I found two scenes that worked for me

#1 Urn in a Pond

#2 Withered Vines

The last is an older shot from Okarito. 

#3 Weathered Boat Shed

This is part of the charm of digital photography I think.  The scope for creativity is improving.  And by that, I don’t mean just slapping some filters on a snapshot, but taking pictures of scenes that are designed to be transformed beforehand.  The ease and speed is much improved over film.  Despite that, finding a good composition remains the same challenge as always.