These were taken at second beach, after church, using the Nikon D800. There was a brisk southerly with the promise of snow… which has now arrived. Nikon d800, processed from Raw with Darktable. Full files are 16 bit .pngs: if you want a bigger file comment or email me.
I have been a bit slow posting, and there are reasons for this. A fair amount of the time I am shooting analogue, and medium format: I have another collection of film to send off to Reatha @ Film Soup. Three of these films were taken at Moeraki. I did have a electronic camera with … Continue reading A winter’s weekend, and gratutious cat photos.
I was writing a post about beauty that went going up on the other blog today. In doing this I prepared the following photos. Two are ektar, three are fuji slide film. All were developed and then scanned by Reatha at Film Soup. Some are medium format: some are not: (hint: the photo of the … Continue reading Notes on scan processing
I took about three shots with the OM-10 before switching to medium format, while the light became quite interesting at MacAndrew Bay.
My work computer is an Apple. Although I usually use lightroom, the cross-grade of iphoto to Apple Photo (and the loss of aperture) means that the software on this machine was upgraded though I do not need it to be. So I am torture testing it. I was using the Ricoh GXR last night: I … Continue reading Testing of the new Apple Photo.
I took a Mamiya TLR with me over summer (until it jammed) It was dry, and the film is somewhat saturated: but late December 2014 was golden. Ektar, processed and scanned by Reatha at Film Soup. Minimal processing in Rawtherapee to 16 bit .pngs: be aware that even shrunk these files are over 7 MB … Continue reading South Auckland rural, summer, Ektar.
This is a low traffic blog, but my other place gets traffic, and today all the sites are down. Intermittently and irritatingly. I have installed Cloudflare in the hope that this will prevent such things from happening. The theme has changed. It is now twenty-fifteen: the wordpress default, with one difference: I have adjusted it … Continue reading Administration issues.
Sometimes you simplify, and sometimes you add new tools. One of the more useful final tools in my toolbox is Lightzone. I find it particularly useful when working with monochrome scans: Reatha does a superb job in getting the scans pretty optimized, but this then takes it to another level. From their webpage. LightZone is … Continue reading Why I reinstalled Lightzone.
I sent seven films to Reatha at film soup over the weekend, having finished the last two films during a long walk with Robyn. Who is teaching me to switch off the automation on my DSLRs and mirrorless as well as the film cameras, where everything is manual. The photos include: the Vienna trip, shots … Continue reading Why I use Film Soup (and you should to).