Exploring my backyard

  Dunedin put on an absolute stunner of an evening, so after watering the garden rather than sitting down to dinner I grabbed out the camera and went paparazzi in my backyard. Normally I would wander to the Botanical Gardens or something slightly further afield, but I decided I should take my own advice and¬†explore …

Birds of Goat Island

  It has been a while since I took any photos, well that’s not entirely true. Mystery DIY Man and I went to Europe and I took hundreds (possibly) thousands of photos. I haven’t been able to convince myself to look through them all yet, but I have been set a challenge¬†Europe in a Nutshell …

It’s Alive – time lapse

Today was one of experiments. I can’t claim much if any of the glory for today’s progress, but between the two of us, Photo Guy and I made a time lapse video. We tried to pick an easy (and tasty) subject, something that was inside and had a known time frame. So after some oven …

The experimentation continues – ND Filter

  Like any good science experiment the ND Filter needed another run. Last time it seemed like a great idea to head out this morning and attempt to get some sunrise photos. This morning the plan didn’t seem quite so great, somehow I still managed to convince Mystery DIY Man he’d love to get up …

A new toy and some experimentation

  KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid. My graphics teacher at high school was frequently giving me this lecture. Turns out it wasn’t frequent enough. Recently I have been looking at photo styles that I like, of course these are not simple photos, that’d be too easy. They’re also not photos I can just take …

Boulders, Seafood and Sun

What an absolute cracker of a day. Today I accompanied Photo Guy on a tiki-tour to Moeraki which is about an hour’s drive north of Dunedin. We had planned to go take some photos of the Moeraki Boulders and have a spot of lunch at Fleur’s Place. The weather was so beautiful and the wee …

First Photos

  So, these are not the very first photos I took ever. But they are a small selection of the first photos I took on my first DSLR. The camera was a Canon 1000D and I was convinced as most people are that having a ‘fancy’ camera would equate automatically to ‘fancy’ photos. This thought …