Fun with the Sony a7R

September 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Earlier this year I acquired a Sony a7R. For those of you not familiar with it, it's a mirror-less full-frame camera with a 36 MP sensor. I tend not to buy a lot of new gear. It's easy to get into that trap with photography (Gear-Acquisition-Syndrome or GAS). But I've rarely noticed that the latest camera makes up for anyone's weak photographi...
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Blowing bubbles

July 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
We were on a family holiday up in the Bay of Islands. This is a deep area of water, that used to be a giant volcanic crater. The islands and peninsula are relics of these ancient crater-rims. It makes for a good harbour for boats, and for marine life. So obviously we had to try to see some dolphins. This was my favourite shot of the trip. The re...
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Time in amongst the trees

June 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
It was Sunday. That also meant it was time for an escape. I packed a light kit of gear and headed up into the Okura Bush Walkway. By light I meant a MeFoto tripod, a Sony a7R, a Minolta 17-35mm f3.5 G lens and some filters. I didn't know what to expect. I just wanted to be down in the trees again. It was possibly a mistake I didn't take a longer t...
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Nihotupu Falls

March 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I didn't realise we had so many waterfalls around the Auckland area until I started exploring. Some waterfalls I had been aware of, just because they're relatively well-known. The Fairy Falls in the Waitakeres is one. Many others are not so well known. One of these falls I recently found was Nihotupu. This weekend a few things came together to all...
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Fallen Log

March 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I'd first seen this log over this stream when I was hiking along this track with my son. I returned today with my a7R rather than camera phone. I needed both a circular polariser and an ND grad for this shot. (I'm a keen user of Lee Filters). One of the reasons I've gone for this style is exposure to the art of Ray Harris-Ching. When young I was im...
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