1 - A few shots from a Monday night meanderance, following the worthy example set by two of my Auckland based cousins
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.
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
1 - Finally... here's the collection from Jess Chambers and the Firefly Orchestra's Album Release Party (or JCFOARP for short).
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.