Following the Monday Night Fashion


1 - A few shots from a Monday night meanderance, following the worthy example set by two of my Auckland based cousins


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6 - having now figured out the ins and outs of Photoshop's HDR function, I decided to put it to the test... conclusion? More research required.

Relics


1 - Not exactly the most thematically coherent collection... but planes, dinosaurs, violins, and wood carvings can go together if I want them to!


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Petone Winter Carnival


1 - A few bits and pieces from what turned out to be a rather cold and windswept winter carnival.


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Proximity


1 - Petone wharf and Soames Is on a particularly windswept Sunday afternoon...

City Scenery


1 - Three more from late June; they've been sitting in my upload queue staring at me for too long...


2 - a new-ish art installation outside the Reading Cinema complex (and opposite my local DVD rental place)


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Rose on Blue


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Solace in Blue


1 - an orphaned work from late June

Purple! Blue! Yellow! Orange!


1 - Three more from the Rockwell school of outrageous colours - an off-camera blast from the speedlite helped illuminate the foreground and steps. I've been exploring the in-camera image stacking utility (3 x 30 second exposures for no.2) a bit lately - you can set it boost the signal to noise ratio while keeping overall brightness the same, or you can stack the exposures on top of one another to brighten particularly dim scenes. All you need is a tripod and some patience...


2 - This photo was destined for the recycle bin, but Nikon Capture NX came to my rescue (sortof) - for some reason it was able to pull back the overexposed areas a little better than ACR


3 - Looking towards Petone and the wild lands beyond

Latest Delivery


1 - Rach and Dave's little guy (born on the 4th of July), looking a tad angry at this particular moment...

Jess Chambers and the Firefly Orchestra @ Bar Bodega


1 - Finally... here's the collection from Jess Chambers and the Firefly Orchestra's Album Release Party (or JCFOARP for short).


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31 - My alert readers will remember I made a minor contribution by capturing the photo-that-the-artist-painted-and-the-graphic-designer-turned-into-the-album-cover. Having had a chance to listen to the album, I can report that it is rather good indeed.