Tagged: Panasonic Lumix

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Beautiful Postcards From The North Island – Part 2

Is it really two months since I posted my first collection of Postcards From The North Island? Mmmm – yes it is! The first collection was published here on June 21, and in spite of my best intentions there have been no further Postcards From The North Island. However, after...

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Photographing Trees

Photographing Trees   I never really stopped to think about taking photographs of trees as a specific niche genre of photography. But apparently, it is! A Google search throws up dozens and dozens of pages on how to photograph trees, and here was I thinking there is no right way...

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Ferry Reserve Freedom Camping Area

  Back in April I wrote a story called Our Favourite Freedom Camping Sites – Part 1. This isn’t Part 2 – that is still to come – probably after we finish our jaunt around the lower half of the North Island in a few weeks. So please watch this...

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Postcards From The North Island

Postcards From The North Island Growing up I remember listening to a radio programme by Alistair Cook called Letter From America. I loved his mellifluous voice, and the stories he told, and often thought it would be wonderful to be able to do something similar. But alas – I’ll have...

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Awesome Black And White Street Views

It might be strange for me to say this, but this collection of photographs of black and white street views was inspired by – or rather motivated by – Canadian photographer Kyle McDougall’s visual story called An American Mile which I stumbled across a few days ago. Sure my photographs...

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A Nifty Fifty for Micro Four-Thirds

When I was growing up a nifty fifty was a small motor scooter – usually a Honda with a 50cc motor, and naturally red – the type of motorbike any newbie-rider could handle. Now, in the photography world at least, nifty fifty refers to a 50mm lens; a prime lens...

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Flirting with Auto ISO

  I have always been aware that most digital cameras have an Auto ISO feature but was never inspired to work with Auto ISO as my default setting. This came about in part because I soon discovered that my first DSLR – a Nikon D5100 – didn’t perform too well...

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Roads Less Travelled

As we spent Christmas at home this year, and as the weather was really kind to us, we decided to do a few day trips on roads less travelled (by us anyway) in Southland. Roads less travelled – just an excuse to show off images of our beautiful Southland So,...

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Jackson Bay Sandflies Are Huge!

The Jackson Bay sandflies are huge…. But this is not actually a sandfly. It is a urepetala carovei…a New Zealand bush giant dragonfly. This incredible flying machine can grow up to 86mm long and have a wingspan of 130mm. We spotted this sunbathing on a log at Ocean Beach, just...

The Frymonger at the Farmers Market Oamaru

Oamaru – More Than Meets The Eye

More than meets the eye We’ve been back from our last motorhome trip for over two weeks now, and it was only yesterday that I finally got around to checking some of the photographs I had taken since leaving the West Coast. After a couple of weeks in Greymouth looking...

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5 Great Reasons To Use On1 Photo Raw 2022

Shortly I’ll tell you my 5 reasons to use On1 Photo RAW 2022, but first a little background. The last full version of On1 Photo Raw I purchased was On1 Photo Raw 2018. This was an upgrade from the original On1 Photo 10 I had been using, prior to which...

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Should You Use Photography Presets

Should you use photography presets? Do real photographers use photography presets? I ask those questions, especially the second one, a little tongue in cheek because a few days ago a story about photography presets popped up in my Facebook news feed. I read it at the time – but didn’t...

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I’ve Gone Full Circle With Lumix

Well, it seems that with the recent purchase of my new micro four-thirds Panasonic I’ve gone full circle with Lumix. Eight days ago New Zealand went into Covid-19 Alert Level 4 as the first case of the Delta variant appeared in Auckland. Lockdown –  maybe not an ideal time to...

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5 Reasons Why I Switched To A Micro Four-Thirds Camera

Shortly I’ll tell you 5 reasons why I switched to a micro four-thirds camera. But first – I have been a Nikon user for many years now and up until a few weeks ago had not even considered changing to another brand. It’s not that I am brand loyal, it’s...